Monday, December 30, 2013

Pics from the traditional & white wedding of Martins Efe & Augusta Duru

Amb. Martins Efe married his sweetheart Augusta Duru on the 7th of December in Benin. Check out more photos from their superlative wedding after the cut...

Group Accuses Governor Dickson Of Muzzling Human Rights In Bayelsa


An activist group, the National Youths Standing With Accountability and Good Governance (National Youths S.W.A.G.G Network), has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Tonye Okio, a citizen reporter and social media activist.
Mr. Okio was allegedly arrested over two months ago on the direct orders of the Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson.
According to National SWAGG, in a statement signed by Ahman1 Victory, Julius Ebi and Brown Ayo, Mr. Okio spent Christmas in detention with hardened criminals, denied access to his family, and seems set to spend the New Year there as well.
“As we write to you today in freedom, a fellow Nigerian is suffering an unimaginable political persecution,” the group lamented.

PDP Cautions Aides Of Elected Officials On Public Statements


The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has cautioned aides of its elected officials to desist from making statements that could cast aspersions on such officials.
This was contained in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, on Monday in Abuja. Mr. Metuh was reacting to statements about the proposed National Conference made by an aide of Governor Martins Elechi of Ebonyi and credited to the governor.
The aide’s statement showed Mr. Elechi’s disapproval and rejection of the conference. Mr. Metuh said the statement portrayed the governor in a bad light.

Family of American Kidnapped in Pakistan Say He Has Not Been Forgotten


SHOCKING: SEE What This Man Did To A Physically Challenged Lady


A 48-year-old man, David Olanrewaju Ajofolowo has been arraigned in Magistrates’ Court 8, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State for duping a physically challenged lady.
He is facing a four-count charge of conspiring with one other person to obtain money from the physically-challenged lady identified as Tawa  by pretending to want to assist her to process her travelling to India for a hip replacement surgery.
According to Tawa, her hips were displaced after her legs became deformed as a result of an accident she had at age seven. Surgery was supposed to be carried out by the University College Hospital, Ibadan but she was told at the UCH that there were no facilities to handle her case. This prompted the hospital to refund the N1.5million to her account.

VOTE: Internet Person of the Year. FINAL


Nigeria has only about 18 hours to pick its Person of the Year.
Meet the Finalists of our two-week contest.
They are Chibuke Rotimi Amaechi and Stephen Keshi.
Both of the men had a hard way to the final: you may see the results of 1/2 and 1/4 finals HERE
Check out the rules HERE. The only change is that we shall give more time for voting for each of the pairs: up to 18 hours, instead of traditional 12 hours. The more people express their opinion the more truthful the results would be. 
So, please start voting for the best of the best, as the Voting is ON!

Omawunmi's Stunning Outfit At The First Cut Movie Premier


Nigeria's own super beauty Omawunmi attended the First Cut Movie Premier in this stunning dress and she looks wonderfull rocking it.
The event is held at the Eko Hotel & Suites.

What do you think ? You like?

Beyoncé Slammed for Sampling Shuttle Tragedy on New Album


F1 legend Michael Schumacher fighting for his life following horrific skiing accident

Retired Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher, 44, is fighting for his life after he fell and hit his head on a rock while skiing off piste with his 14-year-old son Mick in the resort of Meribel in the French Alps yesterday morning Sunday December 29th.

Doctors who treated the seven-time Formula One world champion said he would ‘have died’ had he not been wearing a crash helmet. But despite the helmet, Michael Schumacher suffered serious head injuries that has left him in a coma since the accident. The German driver required immediate brain surgery as he got to the hospital and is currently being kept in an induced coma, officials said.

PHOTO,VIDEO-EVIDENCE: Massive Property Of The Jonathans In Bayelsa State


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A recent video done by SaharaReporters staff shows a number of property allegedly belonging to Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience.
The President is an indigene of the state currently governed by Henry Dickson.
It will be recalled that in 2007, the future President declared his assets worth ₦295,304,420 Naira ($8,569,662 USD). It is also worth noting that in 2006, his wife had been investigated on money laundering allegations. Although she was never found guilty or convicted of any wrongdoing, she was investigated by an anti-corruption committee for having had allegedly laundered more than $13 million. The evidence wasn't strong enough for a conviction.

Should Kansas City have gotten a re-kick to win the San Diego game?


Steelers fans, you might want to turn away from this one. It's going to hurt.
In a  year of officiating nightmares, Pittsburgh's season might have ended on one. The scenario: Kansas City vs. San Diego, four seconds remaining, the Chiefs setting up for a potential game-winning field goal. Ryan Succop's 41-yard kick drifted just right, sending the game into an overtime where the Chiefs would eventually lose. San Diego's victory bounced the Steelers from a playoff position.

Uche Jombo marks birthday with husband (photo)

The actress and movie producer was a year older yesterday and spent the special day with her hubby, Kenny Rodriqguez.

Brand new sitcom - Aduke Hotel, set to premiere 4th of January 2014

Ever heard of a hotel managed and operated by four individuals only? Well, that's the story of Aduke Hotel; a 90s hotel striving to compete in the modern day hospitality business, despite being vehemently stuck in its 90s way. No thanks to Engineer Babatope Adigun, - a.k.a Grandpa - a retired railway worker who in a bid to preserve his late wife's memory, ensured the hotel implemented little or no change over the years that followed her demise. Continue...

Aero Contractor plane loses tyre upon landing in Lagos

Story of what happened as told by one of the passengers, former FCT minister, Nasir El-Rufai

Cardinal Okojie reacts to Chris Okotie's attack on Catholics

Former Bishop of Lagos, retired Cardinal Anthony Okojie has finally reacted to the offensive remark made by Chris Okotie of Household of God where he said all Catholics will go to hell because they worship Satan and are led by an anti-Christ Pope. (If you missed it, read it HERE)

Reacting, Cardinal Okojie said Okotie needs to watch what he says or he'll be disgraced
“It is always good to talk on what you know, not on what you do not know. The problem we have today is that a lot of people put their mouth in what does not concern them because they want people to know that they too are there; that they can be reckoned with.
“I don’t think that is the way to do things, no. I think the best thing is to always put your mouth where God puts it, if you don’t want to be disgraced.” Okojie said

Kanye West buys mini Lamborghini for 6 months daughter (Photo)

Kanye bought a tiny replica of his Batmobile-styled Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 for his six months old daughter, North West, as a Xmas gift. The child-size electric version of the rare $750,000 black supercar car is said to be worth thousands of dollars. A car North can't ride for years to come.

Kim posted the pic above on instagram yesterday, with the caption ''Like father like daughter''.

Annie Idibia gushes about her love for 2face

Awwww, a woman who is married to her dream man, the love of her life! Too sweet...:-)

Sweet Sensation partners City of Lagos Interschool Monopoly Tournament

From left: CEO, Bestman Games, Mrs.Nimi Akinkugbe, Executive Director, Sweet Sensation, Tunji Kamson, Head, CSR, First bank Nigeria Plc, Ismail Omamegbe, First lady of Lagos State, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola, winner of the interschool Monopoly Tournament, Umoh Blessing, Assistant Director, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs. Balogun Oluremi and CEO, Chair centre group and Board member, Bestman Games, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika at the city of Lagos, Interschool Monopoly Tournament held at Terra Kulture recently.

DID YOU SEE? Nollywood Beauty Stephanie Okereke With Blond Hair! (PHOTOS)


Popular Nollywood actress and movie producer Stephanie Okereke will always looks fantastic with any type of hair style and color.
Even if some day she decides to go bald, no doubt she will rock it as no one else. But as for now, check out the superstar with blond hair.
Photo: Stephanie Okereke blond

Cossy Orjiakor's first time in traditional attire (Photo)

Looks good on her...

PHOTOS: Meet The Cute Nigerian Celebrity Babies Of 2013


2013 was a very joyous and eventful year and our Nigerian celebrities were not left out of the joy as they welcomed new babies into their families.
This is a list of celebrity babies born in 2013.
Footballer Osaze Odemwingie and his wife, Sarah, welcomed their first bundle of joy together, a son called Noah, early hours of Sunday, 20th January some few hours after the West Bromwich forward banged in a goal.

Peter Okoye of music duo Psquare and Lola Omotayo welcomed their bouncing baby girl named Aiona on 22nd January, 2013.

"I didn't marry my wife because of her wealth' Aremu Afolayan says

Actor and movie producer Aremu Afolayan has reacted to reports that he married his new wife because she's rich. Aremu got married quietly on Saturday December 7th in Abuja to a woman believed to be older than he is, but Aremu says he doesn't care what anyone thinks of him, his wife or their marriage. The actor said his wife is not as rich as people think and that contrary to reports, his wedding wasn't a secret and his famous older brother was at his wedding.

Aremu tells Saturday Punch
"People will always say what they want to say. I am not perturbed in any way. I don’t care. If I had married a top politician’s daughter, I am sure you will not be talking to me. My wife’s family is not rich let alone my wife. I got married to somebody I wanted to get married to and not because of her wealth. I don’t know why people say all they say."
“I wonder how anybody would say my marriage was secret. Some people went ahead to say that my brother (Kunle) was not at the wedding but he was there. Anyway, I am not ready for them. When I am ready, I will let you know,” he said.

SPOTTED: IK Ogbonna's New Girlfriend - Rumoured SUPERHOT Hollywood Actreess (PHOTOS)


Handsome actor and model IK Ogbonna pictured above with his rumoured new girlfriend, Ava Rejoius.
Photo: IK Ogbonna and Ava Rejoius
She is a rising Hollywood actress/model. The two celebs reportedly met during IK's recent trip to the US. He spent most of his time with her and some say she's coming to Nigeria soon to visit her love.
More pics below.

Oge Okoye also gets Chieftancy Title (Photos)

It wasn't just Chika Ike, actress Oge Okoye also got a Honorary Chieftaincy Title (Igolo Nwanyi 1 of Amoli) in Awgu L.G.A. Enugu State for her contribution to the growth and development of Igbo land. Congrats to her. Another pic after the cut...

PHOTOS: Nigerians, Minister Of Works Needs Your Favours!


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Minister of Works, Arc. Mike  Onolememen, has a mesage for his fellow Nigerians and accompanies it with some really impressive photos. Read the full text below!
Oftentimes, being in a position of authority comes with its own set of challenges. A good example is the bureaucracy that shields leaders from realities on ground. Most times, a Minister's aide(s) might not be his best means of touching base. Hearing directly from the people, without exposing oneself to unnecessary distractions, is the sure way to see and feel what is going on.

Banker explains why she nearly severed her hubby's penis with knife

Some days ago you read about a pregnant banker who sliced her husband's penis during a fight at their home in Surulere on December 16th. (If you missed it, read HERE)

31 year old Bimbo Danju has explained why she did it. She told Saturday Punch...

OMG: 6-Year-Old Girl Robs Jewellery Store While Mother Distracts Staff (PHOTO, VIDEO)


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Saudi Arabia - While two women distracted the sales assistant, a six-year-old girl robbed a jewellery shop.
Startling CCTV footage shows the little girl with a colourful backpack entering the store, sneaking into the section with the jewellery. A few seconds pass, and she reapperars carrying a bundle of money, which, according to the reports, contained over 500,000 Saudi Ryal (N23,767,619).
Scroll down to watch the video; the story continues below

PHOTO: Famous Nigerian Comedian BEFORE and AFTER


London based comedian Wale Gates has showed off his six pack in before and after pictures.
This is how he looked 4 months ago.
Photo: Wale Gates before acquiring good shape
And this is the photo posted two days ago. Now Wale is in perfect shape! Do you agree?

Handsome actor Benjamin Joseph shares a pic with his two kids

They are so grown up and so cute...

New Music: Kayode - Wajo

New music from fast rising singer Kayode, titled Wajo. Listen below and read more about him after the cut..

Davido Flies Big Time


Nigerian music sensation Davido flew out to calabar in a private jet and he shared this pic of himself chilling on the jet.
Davido is probably on his way to Calabar to join in the on-going Calabar carnival.
If you have the luxury, why won't you fly this way ?.


2014: FG To Maintain Presidential Jets With N1.52Bn - Punch

Culled from Punch
The Federal Government has budgeted N1.52b for the maintenance of the 10 aircraft currently in the Presidential Air Fleet in 2014.
The maintenance cost is slightly higher than the N1.5bn proposed as the initial deposit for the purchase of additional aircraft that will bring the number of aircraft in the fleet to 11.
This is apart from the N747m earmarked for the purchase of aviation fuel for the aircraft already in the fleet.

Nigeria Stinking, Sinking Under Corruption-Ugly Situation Surely Out of Okonjo–Iweala’s Management - Olapadade Agoro


Opinion by Dr. Olapade Agoro, National Chairman/former Presidential Candidate, on corruption situation, its causes and consequences.
Photo: Ngozi Okonjo–Iweala
From facts and figures obtained from International dependable source of economic information data bank, there can be no disputing the fact that the nation’s economy is currently anti-utopia, wobbly and unpredictably a loose horse that has ran widely out of control, leaving its rider Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala the Finance Minister flatly a bum, wet, rough and dirty.
The Foreign Exchange Reserves cumulative with the disputatious Excess Crude oil Account encouragingly rising by US$ 11.34 in 2012 from US$ 32.94 its base level at the end of 2011 to end up standing as US$ 44.93 as at January 2, 2012 but however according to the Central Bank of Nigeria without good reasons adduced to its drawn down effects surprisingly plummeted to US$ to US$ 43. 932 billion as at December 23 2013.

Former governor Ikedi Ohakim's daughter, Adanna Ohakim, weds

Adanna Ohakim, one of the daughters of former Imo State governor Ikedi Ohakim married her Caucasian boo yesterday Saturday December 28th in Mbano in Imo State. See more pics after the cut...

Headies Controversy: Burna Boy Storms Off After Loss To Sean Tizzle


After the Orezi scandal, news filtering in are saying that Burna boy stormed out of the Headies 2013 event after losing to Sean Tizzle in the Next Rated category.
The next rated award comes with a brand new ride and seems to be one whom every new artist looks forward to getting for himself.
Sho Lee crooner, Sean Tizzle picked the award and got the keys to a Hyundai Tucson SUV. As soon as Sean Tizzle was announced as the winner, Burna Boy left the venue, telling photographers not to take photos of him.
Some industry insiders at the event were overheard saying Burna Boy deserved the award more than his fellow nominees including Sean Tizzle, Dammy Krane, Seyi Shay and Phyno.
It has also been speculated that Burna Boy didn’t win the award because he is a GLO ambassador and the awards show is sponsored by a fellow telecommunications company MTN Nigeria

1914 amalgamation not a mistake – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan  has described the  amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates    in 1914  as  an  act of God.
Jonathan, who joined the faithful  at the Apostolic Faith Church, Jabi in Abuja,   for the last Sunday service of the year, however,  identified lack of unity and love  as the greatest problem  facing Nigeria.

CHECK Out The Men And Women Who Will Shape 2014


The year 2014, being the last year before the next round of general elections is bound to be decisive as politicians from across different political hues take position.
Some Nigerians who are bound to direct the pace of political activities in the country are mentioned below.
President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan will be the centre of action in the coming year. As president of the country eligible for a second term, the pace and posture of his politics would largely determine the pattern of political activities in 2014.

Policemen live like refugees in dilapidated barracks


Policemen live like refugees in dilapidated barracks
In this follow-up report to “DPOs’ confessions: We run police stations on bribes and charity” and “No computers, no uniforms: Sorry state of Nigeria Police,Temitayo Famutimi captures the state of police barracks in Lagos
 It was on a sunny Friday afternoon. Inspector Joy (not real name) stopped by at the stall of a pepper seller on the premises of the Obalende Police Barracks, Lagos. After buying some spices she dashed into a beer parlour adjacent the pepper sellers’ spot.
“I really need to step down. It’s been a long and tiring day. You can join me if you wish,” she advises this correspondent who  had requested to have an audience with her as she walked into the beer parlour.

Beyonce And Jay Z Trying To Save Dwindling Sex Life With $6k Worth Of Sex Toys


According to reports not all is rossy and awesome in the bey hive, as rumours are sayig that Beyonce and hubby Jay Z are having issues in the sexual department.
The insider are saying also that they spent $6k in a new york sex shop on boxing day December 26th.
He said: “They didn’t buy anything tacky or too extreme.  It was all top-of-the-line stuff. Some of it was even gold-plated!’.

2014 budget: Outrage over allocations for zoo, new jet


President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice-President Namadi Sambo.
There was outrage on Sunday over some allocations to the Presidency as well as ministries, departments and agencies  of the Federal Government  in the 2014 budget.
 The anger was expressed by the Arewa Consultative Forum, the  Northern Elders Forum and the Civil Society Legislative and Advocacy Centre and the Anti-Corruption Network and activists.
They  condemned  the allocations for the Villa Zoo  and  the amount budgeted for President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice-President Namadi Sambo’s local and foreign trips.
According to them, the allocations are not only wasteful, they boldly signpost government’s    insensitivity  to the plight of Nigerians.

With N3m, you can build your own house


With N3m, you can build your own house
Despite the huge amount that Nigerians spend on constructing their houses and the 16 million unit housing deficit, experts have demonstrated that affordable homeownership is possible. MAUREEN AZUH writes on the choices that are available to the people