Thursday, 18 January 2018

BREAKING! 12 Killed, 50 wounded in suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri (Photos)

About twelve people have been killed and 50 wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri on Wednesday.

Eye witnesses told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the mayhem was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which was detonated by a male suicide bomber at Alai Fadawu market on the outskirts of Maiduguri.

One other male bomber detonated the IED strapped to his body and blew up himself alone without causing any other casualties.

The witnesses said the incident occurred at 4.15 p.m. when people gathered for trading activities.




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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

See the coldest city in the world where even the eyelashes freeze

Even thermometers can't keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia's remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas Tuesday.
In Yakutia — a region of 1 million people about 3,300 miles (5,300 kilometers) east of Moscow — students routinely go to school even in minus 40 degrees. But school was canceled Tuesday throughout the region and police ordered parents to keep their children inside.
In the village of Oymyakon, one of the coldest inhabited places on earth, state-owned Russian television showed the mercury falling to the bottom of a thermometer that was only set up to measure down to minus 50 degrees. In 2013, Oymyakon recorded an all-time low of minus 71 degrees Celsius (minus 98 Fahrenheit).

Over the weekend, two men froze to death when they tried to walk to a nearby farm after their car broke down. Three other men with them survived because they were wearing warmer clothes, investigators reported.
But the press office for Yakutia's governor said Tuesday that all households and businesses in the region have working central heating and access to backup power generators.
Residents of Yakutia are no strangers to cold weather and this week's cold spell was not even dominating local news headlines Tuesday.
But some media outlets published cold-weather selfies and stories about stunts in the extreme cold. Women posted pictures of their frozen eyelashes, while YakutiaMedia published a picture of Chinese students who got undressed to take a plunge in a thermal spring.
Source: Yahoo
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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Davido spotted at the club with his new girlfriend Chioma

Davido and new girlfriend Chioma relationship keeps surfacing on Social Media as they were spotted in a Night Club together.

The singer was spotted in a night club alongside his crew members, DJ Ecool who recently featured him in a single 'ADA' and his manager.

See the photos below:






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Kemi Olunloyo cries out for financial help to sort her medical bills

Controversial Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olunloyo who recently regained her freedom after spending about 90 days in  Port Harcourt maximum prison has cried out for financial help.

Kemi Olunloyo was arrested for allegedly defaming popular Port Harcourt pastor, David Ibiyeomie and Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo.

She share a video on Instagram and wrote:

"URGENT: PLS DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUNDRAISER 16TH-23RD January 2O18

Good morning to all my fans. It is now 7 days I was released from #PHMax. I need your help! First I want to thank those that sent me funds to help with my food, medication and some clothing expenses and even upcoming travel home after my court case is adjourned and I'm done treating my medical problems.

I have a whole host of medical issues. I am BEGGING YOU to help me! *Typhoid fever
*Malaria
* Eye injury in prison (punched)
*Foot infection due to barefoot laws in cell and wet bathrooms and dirty toilets
*Anxiety and depression
* Dental injury and swollen infected gums (bit a periwinkle put in our stew and I wasn't told u suck the blue thing out instead of biting the shell. Pls its not funny, I've never eaten this shellfish before and it's more common in SS and SE)
*Ear infections
* Waist and back pain from sleeping on the floor
* Chest pains

My health is very poor. I cannot make any appearances, do interviews or work now. I have to get my sanity and health back. Help me raise funds this one week. I have already lost my business and website www.hnnafrica.com and not worked since March 2017 plus my passport was also seized so no travel assignments. If u remembered, I was very ill the last release treating my post prison illnesses when a bench warrant was written as I did not go to one of my court hearings. The official doctor letter was given to my former lead lawyer Fatai Lawal of Afe Babalola firm who submitted it to Federal court and not magistrate court who rearrested me October 12th 2017. His wicked act was perpetrated because I fired him for not perfecting my magistrate bail causing my second arrest of 26 hours June 22nd 2017. He is forgiven, God will be the judge. Be careful when selecting lawyers. God will also PERFECT YOUR LIFE AND YOUR 2018. #hnnhealth #hnnkemi

THANK U FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! SHARE AND DOWNLOAD.

First Bank
3020832750
Router/Sort code FBNINGLA
Olukemi A. Olunloyo 
#KemiOlunloyo
#MadamKOO"
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Sunday, 14 January 2018

Singer Chris Brown to face jail for keeping pet without permit

American singer  Chris Brown could spend up to six months in jail after his pet monkey Fiji was seized because he didn’t have a permit to keep her.

The 28-year-old singer could face up to six months behind bars after he was slapped with a misdemeanor charge for keeping the primate named Fiji – at his home in California without obtaining a Restricted Species Permit from California Fish and Wildlife.

He landed himself in trouble in December when he shared a video clip on his Instagram account of his three-year-old daughter Royalty with Fiji.

Within 36 hours of him posting the footage, California Fish and Wildlife received “a dozen or so tips on the incident” and executed a search warrant on January 2.

The city’s wildlife department’s employee Captain Patrick Foy has said that Chris was not at home when the search on his home in Los Angeles was carried out but his staff handed the primate over to the authorities and he agreed to co-operate with them.

The case will be forwarded to the Los Angeles City Attorney for the next step of the process but a spokeswoman has confirmed the report has not been turned in yet.

According to TMZ, Chris could be charged with “having a restricted species without a permit” because it is illegal to own a monkey in California without obtaining a permit.

However, the ‘Privacy’ hitmaker’s lawyer Mark Geragos told E! News: “We are confident that the City Attorney has more pressing problems than monkey business.”
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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Dear city of David, kindly remove me from your mailing list - Daddy Freeze calls out RCCG

Nigerian OAP, Daddy Freeze has taken to his Instagram page to slam the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) yet again.

The controversial OAP said the church should stop sending him mails that he is not a member of their church.

He shared a screenshot of a mail he received from RCCG.

See the screenshot below:
He share the above screenshot with the caption:

"Dear city of David, kindly remove me from your mailing list.

I'm not a member of your church, neither do I share your philosophy of praying for what developed nations work for and have largely achieved.

According to the RCCG website, you people have circa 33,000 branches. If you turned 10,000 of those branches into factories, you won't need to pray and fast to 'fulfill purpose'.

If another 10,000 were dedicated to 'FREE EDUCATION' less prayers would be dedicated to fulfilling purpose.

If the redeemed church made their schools FREE OF CHARGE AT LEAST FOR THEIR MEMBERS, it would be much easier for them to find their purpose and fulfill it!

I once took my kids to your primary school and I was told it was about 500k a term, do I need to say more?

Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg and the nations of China and UAE are fulfilling their purpose through hard work, innovation and charity, NOT PRAYER, emulate them!

Why 50 days of fasting and prayer? Even Jesus himself fasted only 40days.... The one you people prayed and fasted last year, how far had it taken the body of Christ? Or the nation as a whole?

Nigeria is predominantly christian with 51% of the population being christian, does it show? The richest nation on earth per capita is Qatar and it's a Muslim nation, out of the top 8 wealthiest countries on earth per capita, 4 are Muslim nations and one is Buddhist, the only christian nations that made the list are predominantly Catholic. NOT ONE COUNTRY THAT IS PREDOMINANTLY PENTECOSTAL MADE IT TO TGE LIST AND THIS IS WHY!

While you dedicate 50days to praying and fasting, they are building their nation and would eventually lend us money!

A few days ago, Bill Gates came to bail us out by paying our $76million bill and you are here praying for fulfillment of purpose? ~FRZ

#FreeTheSheeple"


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Davido, Maleek Berry, Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest win big at the Soundcity MVP Awards

Davido, Maleek Berry, Cassper Nyovest, Diamond Platnumz and Sarkodie win big at the just concluded Soundcity MVP Awards which held on Saturday morning at the Eko Convention Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Award was hosted by the 2018 Big Brother Nigeria Host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the likes of Olamide, Davido, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid received major awards of the day.

Nigeria are so proud to produce four artistes out of six in the Best New Act category: Maleek Berry, Mayorkun, Small Doctor and Dice Ailes.

Davido, who enjoyed an amazing year in 2017, started 2018, by picking up the awards for Song of the Year, Video of the Year, and African Artist of the year. Davido gave a big shout out to his new best friend, Wizkid when he came on stage to receive his awards.

Maleek Berry as he wins the Best New artiste and Best Pop and M.I. Abaga scores a major feat with his performance. Cassper Nyovest takes the plaque for the Best Hiphop and Tiwa Savage is the Best Female as Diamond Platnumz wins the plaque for Best Male.
See the full list of winners:
BEST MALE MVP
DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TZ)
BEST FEMALE MVP
TIWA SAVAGE (NG)
BEST HIP HOP
CASSPER NYOVEST (SA)
BEST POP
MALEEK BERRY (NG)
BEST COLLABORATION
PAIN KILLER – SARKODIE FT RUNTOWN
DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
WIZKID (NG)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
IF – DAVIDO (NG)
BEST GROUP OR DUO
DISTRUCTION BOYZ (SA)
SONG OF THE YEAR
IF – DAVIDO (NG)
BEST NEW ARTISTE
MALEEK BERRY (NG)
VIEWERS CHOICE
MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN (NG)
LISTENERS CHOICE
WO – OLAMIDE (NG)
AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
YOUNG JOHN (NG)
AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
DAVIDO (NG)

You can watch the Awards below:
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Friday, 12 January 2018

Linda Ikeji shut down engagement rumours

Popular Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji has shut down rumours flying around that she has finally found the love of her life, and she is ready to marry.

There were reports earlier that the popular blogger is engaged but she has come out to rubbish reports circulating online that she is engaged as she posted a picture of her fingers empty without  an engagement ring.

She posted the picture on her Instagram with the caption: "Ring finger still bare. 😊. The pressure to marry...Lol. It will happen..it just hasn't. 😁"

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Libya deportee arrested for kidnapping and robbing a female Corps member

A Libya Deportee, Destiny Kelly, has been arrested and detained by the Edo State Police command for allegedly abducting and robbing a female Corps member, Joseph Jennifer.

Kelly, (30), was arrested with two of his accomplices, Christopher Agbonugo (23) and another 29-year-old Endurance Aburimeh.

Kelly who said he was deported from Libya in late February, 2017, said he organised the abduction and robbery on December 2, 2017.

One of the suspects, Christopher, was said to have posed as a cab operator, while the Libya Deportee and his partner in crime posed as passengers.

According to one of the suspects, Aburimeh, they picked their victim at Ramat Park, Ikpoba Hill and headed towards the Ring Road.

Addressing journalists on her ordeal in the hands of her abductors, the victim, Jennifer said they forced her head down to her lap, beat her mercilessly and collected her phone, N4000 and ATM card.

“One of them went to the bank to collect money from my bank account, but he could not collect money. They became angry and beat and tortured me in the car.

“Even I myself could not withdraw money from the account because the Federal Government just paid money into the account and have not opened it for my use.They returned to the girl, beat and tortured"  Jennifer narrated.

She later reported the incident to the police for investigation. The hoodlums were unlucky as the police tracked the victim’s ​phone to Christopher who was using the phone, and arrested him.

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36-year-old Britney Spears steps out in Hawaii with her 23-year-old Iranian, boyfriend (photos)

Singer Britney Spears was spotted holding hands her 23-year-old boyfriend Sam Asghari in Hawaii on Thursday. 

There are rumours they are engaged. 36-year-old Britney Spears has been engaged a few times but only married once.

Britney and the hunky Iranian fitness model and bodybuilder met on the set of her Slumber Party music video in October 2016 and have been together since then.

Britney Spears, 36, steps out in Hawaii with her 23 year old Iranian, boyfriend (photos)
Britney Spears, 36, steps out in Hawaii with her 23 year old Iranian, boyfriend (photos)
Britney Spears, 36, steps out in Hawaii with her 23 year old Iranian, boyfriend (photos)
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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Buhari is the worst President in the World - Nigerian Singer, Skales claims

Nigerian singer Skales has taken to his Twitter page to blast President Muhammadu Buhari, claiming that he is the worst president in the world.

He lamented on the spate of insecurity in the country coupled with the issue of police brutality which prompted the #EndSARS campaigned aided at abrogating the Special Anti Robbery Squad.

Below are some of his tweets about Buhari leadership:





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200 Migrants from Nigeria and other countries drown in the Mediterranean Sea

The International Organisation for Migration has revealed that 200 migrants from Nigeria have reportedly died in the Mediterranean sea.  It was a tragic start to New Year for migrants from Nigeria and other countries as hundreds of them crossing to Italy and Spain were feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said.

IOM’s Public Information Officer in Libya, Christine Petré, reported that the boats carrying the migrants departed from the coastal towns of Azzawiyah and Al Khums in Libya.


According to IOM, and a report released by Libya’s Coast Guard, about 100 people on board remain missing. The UN migration agency said its officials were present at the disembarkation point in Tripoli and provided the survivors with food and water. Othman Belbeisi, Chief of IOM Libya Mission, said on Wednesday that about 200 migrants or refugees had died or gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea with up to 100 unaccounted for since Saturday.


According to him, the tragedy came at a time when Mediterranean migrants’ death dropped sharply as IOM recorded only 26 on the Mediterranean Sea lanes in December 2017. Belbeisi said while January 2017 had witnessed some 254 deaths, this week’s reports suggest that the start of 2018 may be even deadlier.

IOM reported on Tuesday that 81 Mediterranean Sea deaths of migrants or refugees were recorded in the first eight days of the year with five in Western Mediterranean waters off Spain and Morocco and the rest between Italy and Libya.

In the latest, and third deadliest, shipwreck in the Mediterranean since Saturday, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued three rubber boats with 279 migrants made up of 19 women, 243 men, 13 boys and four girls, in an operation lasting at least 12 hours.

The UN migration agency said it continued to provide support and direct humanitarian assistance to the survivors of this latest tragedy, many of whom now are at Libya’s Tajoura detention centre.


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Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele set to star in Hollywood movie Avengers: Infinity Wars



Popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele is set to star in one of the year’s most anticipated movies, Avengers: Infinity Wars, teaming up with international movie stars Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth.

Other big names in the movie set to be released in the Netherlands on April 28, 2018 are Scarlett Johansson, Bernicio Del Toro, and Chris Evans, while Bradley Cooper and Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel feature in voice acting roles.

According to popular movie review website IMDB, Akindele is cast as a member of Dora Milaje, a team of women who serve as personal bodyguards of the Black Panther, the spiritual leader of Wakanda.

The wikia page for the movie also featured the actress with her role pencilled down. This is exciting as it further cements the relationship between Nollywood and Hollywood. Recall that Hollywood screen diva Vivica. A. Fox starred in 30 days in Atlanta, which was a Nollywood production.

In the sequel to Avengers: Age of Ultron , Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.


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North and South Korea agree to restore military hotline

North and South Korea agreed Tuesday to restore a military hotline that had been closed for nearly two years, an official said, less than a week after a cross-border civilian phone link was reopened.

The North said during the rivals' first formal talks in more than two years that a line in the western part of the border had been put back into action, the South's vice unification minister Chun Hae-Sung told reporters in Seoul.


"Accordingly, our side decided to start using the military telephone line, starting 8am tomorrow," he said.

The telephone line was closed in February 2016 when Seoul announced a closure of the joint Kaesong industrial zone just north of the western border in a move that soured ties.
Another army hotline on the eastern side of the peninsula closed since 2008 -- when Seoul suspended a tourism programme to Mount Kumgang, near the North's east coast -- remained in operational for technical reasons.

Both army hotlines were established between 2002 to 2003 when the two Koreas enjoyed a rare moment of rapprochement under left-leaning South Korean presidents Kim Dae-Jung and Roh Moo-Hyun.


Tuesday's announcement came after the rivals resumed civilian communications through the border truce village of Panmunjom last Wednesday.
The civilian phone line, first established in 1971, was used to arrange inter-Korea government meetings to discuss key political and humanitarian affairs.

But it has suffered multiple disruptions, in line with the swings of volatile inter-Korea ties, having been suspended six times when tensions soared on the peninsula.
The two Koreas resumed communication last Wednesday after Seoul proposed high-level talks in response to an olive branch from the North's leader Kim Jong-Un.


Kim, in his New Year speech, offered to send a team to next month's Winter Olympics in the South in a rare move seen to aim at easing tensions on the flashpoint peninsula.

The overtures came after Kim in recent months traded threats of war and personal attacks with US President Donald Trump and staged a flurry of missile tests that sparked global alarm.

Source: Daily Monitor
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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Nigerian movie director Oboloprince GLS calls for peace to reign in Andoni/Obolo this 2018 (Video)

Nigerian movie and music video director, Oboloprince GLS has called for peace in the Andoni/Obolo land.

He made the call through a YouTube video, which he appeal for peace to reign and they should stop the killings the area.

Read what he said about the video:

"This video was as a result of the shocking report I got on the 1 of January 2018. while others are busy celebrating the new year, some choose to hunt and to kill our brothers in Unyeada. My brothers and friends from Andoni."

"Pls lets stop the killing of one another and call for peace to reign in our communities. I'm greatly concerned about this problem because I have seen what it will cause in the nearest future, peace is what we want now, enough of the killing."

Watch the video below:

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Herdsmen crisis: Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, arrives Benue state (photos)

President Buhari instructed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately move to Benue to restore law and order, after the recent killing of innocent people in Guma and Logo Local Government areas of the state by herdsmen.

The Inspecter General IGP arrived Benue today and was received by the AIG in charge of Zone 4 (Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau) at the Zone 4 Headquarters in Makurdi. 
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President Buhari's son Yusuf Buhari to be transferred to Germany for further treatment

According to Sahara Reporters, President Buhari's son who sustained brain injury after he was involved in an accident while driving his motorbike in Gwarinpa, Abuja would be transferred to St Josefs Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany.

It is also reported that he will be accompanied by his mother, Aisha Buhari, his sister, Mrs. Halima Buhari-Sheriff, the personal physician to the first lady, Dr. Kamal Mohammed and three other aides.

Medical sources said Yusuf had remained largely unresponsive to treatment at Cedarcrest Hospital where he was first taken after the bike accident in Abuja.



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Temi Otedola reveals someone used her credit card to shop while she was sleeping

Fashion blogger and vlogger Temi Otedola revealed on Twitter that yesterday she was the victim of credit card fraud after she woke up to someone using her card for online shopping. She tweeted

Temi however is not letting that bring her down. According to her, she’s got positive vibes all 2018 and we are so here for the attitude.

See tweets below:



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Arsenal signs 17-year old Nigerian born winger, Xavier Amaechi on his birthday

Nigeria-born winger Xavier Amaechi celebrated his 17th birthday in the best possible way with a deal that ties him down at the Emirates Stadium.

The youngster who joined the north London club in August 2013, at the age of 12, progressed to become a key figure in the club’s youth setup. Amaechi has scored five goals in four appearances for the Gunners’ U-18 side this campaign.

The contract came as a reward for the left-footed winger who has also featured for the U23 side in Premier League 2 this term. And he is on course to follow in the steps of Nigeria international Alex Iwobi and Chuba Akpom both of whom have progressed to the Gunners’ first-team fold.


“Talented winger Xavier Amaechi has signed his first professional contract with the club. Xavier, who turned 17 today, has featured for both our under-23s and under-18s this season."

"He has been at the club since the age of 12, having joined us in August 2013. We would like to congratulate Xavier on his new contract and look forward to his continued progress at the club” a statement read on the club website."
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Nollywood actor finally declares he is running for 2019 Presidential Election (Video)


Nollywood actor Yul Edochie who is also the son of veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie doesn’t plan to back down anytime soon with regards to his political ambition.

During the last gubernatorial elections in Anambra state, Yul declared his ambition to run for governor, but he later stepped down for the current governor Willie Obiano to conclude his second tenure.

Clearly, he is aiming for greater things as he is now interested in running for President. He’ s trying to project the popular #NotTooYoungToRun campaign.

Mr. Edochie, who just turned 36 declared his intentions on his birthday yesterday.


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