Saturday, 13 September 2014

Bringbackjonathan2015: The Wages Of Impunity By Wole Soyinka

The dancing obscenity of Shekau and his gang of psychopaths and child abductors, taunting the world, mocking the BRING BACK OUR GIRLS campaign on internet, finally met its match in Nigeria to inaugurate the week of September 11 – most appropriately. Shekau’s danse macabre was surpassed by the unfurling of a political campaign banner that defiled an entry point into Nigeria’s capital of Abuja. That banner read: BRING BACK JONATHAN 2015.

President Jonathan has since disowned all knowledge or complicity in the outrage but, the damage has been done, the rot in a nation’s collective soul bared to the world. The very possibility of such a desecration took the Nigerian nation several notches down in human regard. It confirmed the very worst of what external observers have concluded and despaired of - a culture of civic callousness, a coarsening of sensibilities and, a general human disregard. It affirmed the acceptance, even domination of lurid practices where children are often victims of unconscionable abuses including ritual sacrifices, intimate enslavement, and worse. Spurred by electoral desperation, a bunch of self-seeking morons and sycophants chose to plumb the abyss of

“Pistorious is Free to Return to the Track” – Paralympic Committee

British Olympic Ball - Arrivals 

Lagos (NAN) The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday that  Oscar Pistorius, a Paralympic champion found guilty of culpable homicide, is free to compete as soon as he has served his punishment.
The South African sprinter, who shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on February 14 last year is due to receive his sentence in October from Judge Thokozile Masipa in Pretoria, South Africa.
A statement from the  IPC spokesman, Craig Spence, has confirmed that the athlete will not be barred from returning to the track.
The statement added that the athlete could also participate at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil if he is free by then.
“Yes, we would allow him to compete if he is clear to do so and has served his punishment.
“We have got to allow him to compete once he has satisfied the requirements of the South African legal system.
“Obviously, we have to wait to see what his sentence will be, whether it will be a custodial sentence, and if

Ebola: “Schools must re-open” – Health Minister


Lagos, Sept. 12, 2014 (NAN) The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Friday said that there was no reason why schools should not reopen on Sept. 22.
Chukwu said this at a media briefing in Lagos.
“It is for the commissioners of education to advise the principals, at least for public schools, as well as private schools on when they can reopen.
“The ministry of health is like what the weather people are to the nation.
“They will tell you that the weather will be sunny, stormy or there will be heavy downpour, but they can never directly, for example, stop any plane from flying.
“It is for the aviation people to take the advice and combine with other factors to decide whether flights will take off or not.
“So, I want to make it clear that from the technical point of view, there is absolutely no reason why any school, except if they have other problems that are not medical, cannot reopen,’’ he said.
The minister said that the ministry had no objections to schools resuming on Sept. 22.

DHQ Spokesman, Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade comes for a twitter follower

Brigadier General Chris Olukolade is the Director, Defence Information. So the twitter user said to him "another money making venture in the name of fighting insurgency, SMH". And the military spokesman man responded 'Be warned. Am I you father's mate'. lol. On twitter, nobody has respect.

Building Collapse: Synagogue church workers damage journalists’ cameras, chase NEMA officials away

fallen synagogue

Officials of the Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have withdrawn from the scene of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos.
The Public Relations Officer, National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye told journalists that they (NEMA) had to leave after the church’s security staff, operating aggressively and threateningly, attacked emergency aid officials.
“The church members have been very aggressive and hostile to us; they attacked us and we had to withdraw our services. I was attacked, the officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency and the General Manager of LASEMA were also attacked. We were not hurt and our equipment was not damaged. This was, however, because we quickly left when they attacked us. We are still waiting to settle before we resume our job.” Farinloye said.

See inside America's most expensive house for sale at $139million (PHOTOS)

America's most expensive home is up for sale and it could be all yours for just $139m
The massive estate named 'Le Palais Royal' - The Royal Palace, is situated in the seafront of Millionaires Mile, Hillsboro Beach, Florida. It boasts of a 22-carat gold leaf gate, a $2million marble staircase and the first-ever IMAX Theatre to be contracted for private use.

The estate, which spans over 60,000 square feet, comes complete with 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, 4,500-square-foot pool, a 12-foot cascading waterfall, double loop LED-lit waterslide, fire pit, swim-up bar for outdoor entertaining, a 492-foot private dock that can accommodate up to a 185-foot mega yacht and an underground garage with parking for over 30 cars.

It is the most expensive home publicly listed for sale in the US. See inside the house photos below:

Nigerian Civil War Hero, Gen. Benjamin Adekunle a.k.a. Black Scorpion is dead

Benjamin Adekunle

Benjamin Adekunle, a retired Civil War hero, popularly known as ‘Black Scorpion’ is dead.
According to his wife, Folake, he died this morning in Lagos.
Born in 1937, the Asipa of Ogbomosho, Brigadier Benjamin Adesanya Maja Adekunle underwent secondary education at the Government College Okene (in present day Kogi State).
He joined the Nigerian Army on March 15th, 1958. After basic training at the ROSTS in Teshie, Ghana, he proceed to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in the UK. He was commissioned 2/Lt on December 15, 1960. As a platoon commander, he served in the Kasai province of Congo with the 1QONR (1st Battalion) during his first tour of duty with UN Peace-Keeping operations in that country (ONUC). In 1962, Lt. Adekunle became Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of the eastern region, Sir Akanu Ibiam. The following year, as a Captain, he was posted back to the Congo as Staff Captain (A) to the Nigerian Brigade HQ at Luluabourg – under Brigadier B. Ogundipe. In 1964, Major Adekunle attended the Defence Services Staff

PHOTO: Zeus the world's tallest dog dies just before his 6th birthday

The World's tallest dog has died just days before his 6th birthday. Zeus was 3ft 6 inches tall at the shoulder and when he stood on his back legs was an incredible 7ft 4in high. He weighed 11 stone.

The giant Great Dane, who was named the world's tallest living dog in the 2012 Guinness World Records, died on September 3rd. He lived in Michigan, US, with his owners before his passing.

Love Scam: Nigerian Man In UK Arrested For N57 Million Romance Fraud

Adewunmi Nusi and victim Suzanne Hardman
Two men in the UK have been arrested and found guilty of perpetrating a dating scam and one of them is a Nigerian.
The Mirror reports that 37-year-old Adewunmi Nusi and Monty Emu, 28 have been convicted of money laundering after illegally obtaining £220,000 (N57,810,815.37) from vulnerable women who were looking for love.
The charade was carried out on dating site  and victims were made to believe that they were making contact with a man called James Richards.
“Mr. Richards” fed the unsuspecting women with a tale that he had inherited £1.5m from his late father and that he needed £700 to get to India so he could get access to the money.
One victim, Suzanne Hardman, who had just separated from her husband, was tricked into paying out £174k.
The suspects sent romantic messages to the women with one of such reading:
“You make me feel important, you make me feel safe and wanted, something I have not felt for a very

Etcetera writes again: Is Abia State Still Under Military Rule?

Ladies and gentlemen, the four nominees for the most underdeveloped state in Nigeria are: 1. Abia State 2. Abia State 3. Abia State and 4. Abia State. And the Award goes to none other than Abia State. Hurray!!!
I was holidaying at my cousin’s shop in Aba, Abia State when news broke that Gen. Sanni Abacha was dead. In fact I was at the centre of the popular Ariaria market that evening. Sixteen years on, I still see the worried faces of the traders as they hurriedly closed their shops as uncertainty took hold of the town. The look on my cousin’s face as he dragged us out of the market is something I still tease him about till date.
Back then in 1998, what really caught my eye was the simple but very industrious people of Aba. I saw a people living and fending for themselves in a city with very little government presence. Going back to Abia State after 16 years feels no different. If anything is to be said, the state is in a more terrible condition than it was when I left in 1998. More disturbing is the fact that the government seems unperturbed by the sordid condition of the state.
I remember vividly how the people were filled with hope when it was announced by Gen. Abdusalam

Terrorism: 800 Chibok Youths Flee Community

No fewer than 800 Chibok youths have in the last six weeks fled their homes and ran to Lagos, Kano, Abuja and other cities to evade attack by the violent Boko Haram sect.
It was learnt that the sect had embarked on mass abductions of young men as fighters and many Chibok youths and others from the surrounding villages were being abducted by the insurgents for conscription.

Places affected in the Chibok area include Kwada, Ntsiha (A and B), Kwarnglum District, Kwaple village, Kautikari, Kaumutayahi, Chibok main town, Shawa, Tsilari and Nguradina.
The Director of Publicity, Kibaku Area Development Association, Dr. Manasseh Allen, who stated this in a telephone interview on Thursday in Abuja, explained that the fleeing youths were taking up menial jobs in Lagos, Abuja and other places to eke out a living.

Genevive Nnaji, Funke Akindele and others run for breast cancer awareness (PHOTOS)

Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele, Osas Ighodaro, Lynxxx and several other celebs join the Genevieve Pink Ball Foundation breast cancer awareness run holding this morning. The stars will run from Lekki to Ikoyi and back to Lekki for the Run Walk Cycle event. See more photos below:

Photo: Rapist almost lynched in LAUTECH

In recent times, the crime rate at Ogbomoso, Oyo State has become inordinately high. And this is more so the case in areas where the student populace of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Akure (LAUTECH) reside.
With reports of theft, burglary, assault and rape, among other vices on the rise, the students of the institution residing at Adenike area again rose to an uproar on September 6, as one of the notorious armed robbers-cum-rapist was finally caught in the act. 
Minimal violence ensued as the intended victims called the Students’ Union leadership and handed the criminal over to them. The Speaker of the Students Representative Council, Olalekan Salami, alongside other members of the House, took the criminal in the Unions’ bus, but unfortunately, on their way to the Police Station, the bus was involved in a mysterious accident, leaving a severe injury on Olalekan and 14 other persons in the bus with the exception of the criminal, Segun (last name withheld).

This accident further enraged the already pensive students as they promptly descended on the thief, stripped

Photo: Three Nigerians deported for e-Shopping fraud in India

Three Nigerians, Oladapo Obasoto Olatunbosun alias Richard (32), Dickson M Dickson (29) and Abiodun Oluwagbemiga Oyekunle alias Jerie (33), all pictured above, are currently on their way back to Nigeria this morning after they were indicted in an e-shopping fraud in India, where they've lived for several years.
According to an Indian police report, the three young men had been previously arrested for indulging in cheating and online fraud in Chennai, India in 2011 and were recently arrested with an Hyundai Santro car, two LED TVs, 6 mobile phones, 3 cameras,3 watches, 7 imported perfumes, 3 laptops, 1 Ipod and 32 pairs of shoes, which they had purchased through fraudulent online shopping. Continue..

They were given their flights by the Special Tahsildar (Refugee) on Friday and this morning they took the 9.30 am flight from the International airport at Meenambakkam in India to Dubai. From Dubai, they will take a transit flight to Nigeria. They are expected to land around 6 pm Nigerian time.

Kanye West Stops Sydney Concert after fans on wheelchairs didn't Stand up & Dance

Kanye West was at it again at his concert in Australia.This time, he ordered all his fans to stand up and dance. He said he won't perform till everyone was up. When two seated fans wouldn't get to their feet - because they were in wheelchairs,he said
'I can't do this song, I can't do this show until everybody stand up. Unless you got a handicap pass  and you get special parking and s**t.'Imma see you if you ain't standing up, believe me, I'm very good at that.'
According to Dailymail Australia....

When the musician saw a concertgoer waving a prosthetic limb to explain why they weren't dancing, he acknowledged them, saying: 'Okay, you fine!'

"Rihanna can be termed a bad girl, but I'm Not" - Moet Abebe

Sound city VJ,Moet Abebe,responded to allegations she's a bad girl. She told the Nigerian Tribune
On being called a bad girl
How does wearing a bikini make me a bad girl? Well, they need to go and study the dictionary and realise what a bad girl really is. Someone like Rihana can be termed a bad girl, but Moet Abebe is not a bad girl
On her alleged Sex Tape:
Have you seen it? Exactly! So, that is your answer. I have never posted anything like a sex tape on the Internet. At the end of the day, as far as there is no link, there is no evidence of a sex tape. People will always talk and I have learnt to live with that.

Iyanya, is that you? (PHOTO)

The beards, the extra muscles, the shredded jeans...feeling the new look or nah?

PHOTO: Rita Dominic shares wedding pic of her late parents

It was Rita's late mum's birthday yesterday so she shared this pic of her late parents on their wedding day many decades ago, as she wished her mum a happy birthday. Her mum was beautiful....

Chris Brown to Ray Rice: 'I've been down that road'

Sometimes you wonder why Rihanna was so obsessed with this guy, then you see pics like (minus the cigarette) and you kinda understand. He can be kinda cute atimes.

Anyway, to the story. Days after NFL player Ray Rice was fired by his club, Baltomore Ravens, after a leaked video showed him assaulting his then-fiancée (and now wife) Janay Rice, Chris Brown, who received 5 years probation in 2009 after assaulting Rihanna, has spoken out about the consequences and triggers of domestic violence in an interview with MTV News.

Photos: Lucky Igbinedion's daughter, Ehi, gets engaged

One of the daughters of former Edo state Governor, Lucky Igbinedion, Ehi Annanel Igbinedion, got engaged recently. The excited young lady took to instagram to share the good news with a picture of her beautiful ring. Congrats to Ehi and her fiance...

SAD! Governor Amaechi’s Uncle Murdered, Dismembered

Sabinus Ordu, the Vice Principal of Community Secondary School in Ikwerre and uncle of Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State was on Monday, 8th of September murdered.
According to the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, Mr Ordu on returning back from work, went to his farm and never returned back. A search party went out at around 8pm to find him, when he didn’t return home, but found his dismembered body by a bush path.
Late Ordu and Governor Amaechi share the same grandparent, but the governor regards him as his uncle.

PHOTOS: Actress Osas Ighodaro Dazzles In Andrea Iyamah Swimsuits

Hot! Hot!! See More photos below:

'Queen' Beyonce Surprises Paris Fans with Nicki Minaj (PHOTOS)

You know you are special when Queen Bey brings you on stage to perform with her.Beyonce surprised fans at the Paris leg of her On the Run Tour when she introduced Nicki Minajto perform flawless remix.
She is usually strict regarding who she performs with and is only known to perform with her sister Solange ,Jay Z and Destiny's Child.Nicki Minaj has been gushing allover social media calling her "QUEEN" and expressing how grateful she is...

Ebola: Blood from Survivors being sold on West African Black Market

According to WHO, the blood from Ebola survivors is now being sold on the black market .This development started after it was revealed the blood of those treated for Ebola can be used to cure those infected.

A third U.S. missionary worker Dr Rick Sacra,(above)who was infected with Ebola in Liberia and flown to the U.S. for medical care was treated with blood transfusions from Dr Kent,an American who recovered from the virus last month.The WHO is vowing to stamp out it the illicit  trade because of fears the blood contains other diseases and could backfire if not properly administered
Margaret Chan, director-general of the WHO said:
‘There is a danger that such serums could contain other infections and wouldn’t be administered

TB Joshua's Church, SCOAN releases statement on building collapse + More pics...

The Synagogue Church of all Nations released a short statement on their official facebook page.They confirmed the incident but didn't give details as to if anyone lost their lives.They just mentioned rescue is going on..
"This is an official communication from The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations concerning a news story currently being reported by the media regarding an incident that happened today:
“A building, not the church auditorium as was reported. The few people that were there are being rescued. What you wish to others, God wishes to you. Nothing makes us love a person as much as praying for him. The more I love you, the more I will pray for you.”
See  another pic below:

Parents release photo of daughter born at 24-week-old abortion limit

A grieving mum has released this heartbreaking photograph of her premature daughter who was delivered at the 24-week abortion limit, saying 'She's not a foetus, she's a fully-formed human being'

Born just 24 weeks (6 months) into her mother’s pregnancy tiny Adelaide was too small to survive. This treasured image of the tot reaching up as she let out a cry is the only picture her parents have of her alive.

Horror! Gravedigger takes pic with rotting corpse he'd just dug up from the ground (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Warning - *Graphic Content*. Oh sorry, y'all already seen But seriously how disgusting is this? That is a corpse they are posing next to and then sharing the pic on social media.

55 year old Celestino Reyna (pictured right) has been suspended for a digging up a corpse at the cemetary in Guardamar del Segura, near Alicante on the Costa Blanca, and allowing people pose next to it. He's pictured above smiling with the dead man and his nephew after digging up the body to rebury it in the same grave as the deceased's wife.

The dead man died 23 years ago and had been mummified. It was actually the dead man's niece who asked to take a pic of the corpse and when she shared it on whatsapp, it went viral with several others posting it on

This lady was shot dead on her way to work in Lagos (PICTURED)

Shot deade lady

A lady, Oluwabunmi Adeola Oladokun, and an unidentified man, were shot by gunmen on the morning of Friday, 12 September in Orisumbare area of Idimu, Lagos.
Oladokun was on her way to work in Victoria Island around 5:30 a.m, when she got shot and died on the spot.
The identity of the male victim could not be ascertained, but he reportedly managed to escape with a gunshot injury and is currently receiving treatment at a private hospital in the area.
The cause of the attack could not be determined as at press time, but eyewitness accounts have it that before Oluwabunmi was shot, people in the neighbourhood heard her shout for help.
The father of the lady, Pastor Peter Oladokun, who ministers at the ‘Mighty Hand of God’, a popular church in the area, located along Ejigbo Road, Orisumbare, said a neighbour informed him about the incident and he went there and saw his daughter lying dead. He said he could not do anything when he got to the scene because she was already dead.

Ebola digs in…


The World Health Organisation has reported that the cases of Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 4,784 with over 2,400 deaths.
Director general of WHO, Margaret Chan, who disclosed this on Friday, said that the number of cases of the deadly viral disease is rising faster than authorities’ ability to manage them.
She called for international support in sending healthcare workers, medical supplies and aid to the worst-affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The total number of Ebola Virus Disease cases reported in Nigeria stands at 19 (15 in Lagos and 4 in Port Harcourt); While the total number of deaths recorded stands at 7.

Three kids accused of witchcraft escape lynching in Akwa Ibom

witchcraft children

Following the death of their father, who was accused of witchcraft, three children were almost lynched by youths, who are residents of Unyenge, Mbo LGA, Akwa Ibom.
The siblings, 14-year-old Shedrack Esin, 10-year-old Israel Esin and 7-year-old Miracle Esin, were attacked after their father, Mr. Etim Esin, was killed by some unidentified persons on Monday, 8 September.
The intervention of a non-governmental organization, African Children Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF), saved the children from being lynched.
David Emmanuel, Project Director for ACAEDF, said his organisation had received information that the children were about to be attacked because the villagers believed that their father had passed the witchcraft to them.
On 3 September, Etim was allegedly killed in his home around 4 am by unknown assassins when he went out to urinate. The police, however, said it could not determine if the death was in connection with the witchcraft

Classic! Watch Comedian Bovi Perform his Famous Presidential Speech


Flytime Promotions, Rhythm 93.7fm, Brownhill and Kountry Kulture presents one of the biggest comedy shows in Nigeria, Bovi- Man on Fire. The first Bovi Man on Fire was held last year at Eko Hotel to a sold out audience. 

This year, Flytime is spicing it up a bit by adding R&B artist Ashanti and Hip Hop Legend Jarule to perform at the show. Patoranking would be performing alongside these 2 artists. 

Basketmouth would also be Hosting this event. 

Nollywood actor arrested for placing hoax Ebola call to Arik Airline flight

Chris Bassey

Actor, Kingsley Chris Bassey, has been arrested for disrupting a flight, after making a false alert that a passenger aboard had the Ebola virus.
He placed a hoax call to a recent Arik Air flight from Enugu to Lagos, that a female passenger who was travelling on the flight was infected with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Upon arrival and subsequent testing of the female passanger, she tested negative, which prompted the airline to request for Bassey’s arrest.
According to the airline, “about 1.05p.m. on 29 August, a certain man from Enugu, called the airline’s customer call centre to alert the airline that his girlfriend who was under quarantine for the EVD had escaped and was on board flight W3 611 from Enugu to Lagos.”
“Immediately the flight landed at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) in Ikeja, Lagos, Arik Air’s ground

Nigerian nightmare: Samuel Peter makes a return to the ring

Wladimir Klitschko v Samuel Peter - IBF, WBO & IBO World Championship

Former World Boxing Council (WBC) champion, Samuel Peter (34-5, 27 KOs) will return for the first time in three years to face Ron “The Iceman” Aubrey (12-3, 12 KOs) from Oklahoma City.
The eight-round boxing duel tagged “Rumble on the River”, is scheduled for Saturday, September 27 at OKC Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City.
Speaking about the match ahead, Peter said; “I am happy to be back in boxing,” said Samuel Peter. “I will dedicate myself to winning the heavyweight championship once again. I’m ready to knock out anyone who stands in my way”.
Aubrey said he has a surprise waiting for Peter.
“He’s got more experience,” admitted Aubrey, “but I’ve been in hundreds of brawls in my lifetime. I’m not intimidated by him. He’s the better boxer, but I’m the better brawler and that’s what kind of fight it’s going to

Singer Waconzy gives some dating advice....

Ladies, guys..what do you think? I think a guy who really wants you should be patient for you to make up your mind.

Nigerian Army Crushes Boko Haram Attack In Konduga (DETAILS)

Nigerian troops today repelled a group of boko haram insurgents who launched an attack on the town of konduga in Borno State. In a fierce battle, the soldiers routed the Islamist insurgents who have overrun several towns in Nigeria’s northeast in recent weeks, killing more than 150 of the Islamist sect’s fighters.

Today’s victory by the soldiers marked an important change of fortunes for the Nigerian military, which was bracing to face boko haram insurgents who have sworn to capture the Borno State capital, Maiduguri. “Today’s attack by boko haram was their first foray towards Maiduguri,” said a security source. “And we gave them the shock of their lives,” he added.

Our military sources revealed that the Islamist fighters numbered about 200. They came in an armored personnel carrier (APC), six Hilux buses, two Honda cars rigged with explosives with suicide drivers and

Friday, 12 September 2014

Japanese Man Survives His 113th Suicide Attempt..(PHOTO)

37-year old Hitoshi Ishikawa, has attracted the attention of a lot of people recently, after being credited with certainly one of the saddest records in history, after surviving his jump from the Chitose bridge in the Japanese metropolis. The organization of the Guinness Book of Records recognized today, that this 113th unsuccessful suicide attempt constitutes a new World record.

The fall of more than 120 meters into the Taisho Inner-Port almost killed the poor man, breaking both of his legs, one of his arms and several of his ribs. He was rapidly recovered however, by a doctor and his wife  aboard a recreational boat.
The couple rapidly took Mr. Ishikawa back to land and called an ambulance. He was taken to the Osaka University Hospital, where after many hours in the

JTF in Delta discovers that shrines now host crude oil


Stolen crude oil supply has been discovered in juju shrines and septic tanks by Joint Military Task Force’ officials.
The security agents, who operate under the code-name ‘Operation Pulo Shield’, confirmed that the crude oil was found buried inside juju shrines, sitting rooms and septic tanks, in some communities of Delta and Bayelsa states.
The coordinator of the Joint Media Campaign Centre of the Task Force, Lieutenant-Colonel Mustapha Anka, disclosed that the squad uncovered the new tactics applied by oil thieves and illegal oil bunkerers operating in the Niger Delta.
The discovery was preceded by the seizure of a sewage truck with 12,000 capacity loaded with stolen crude.
“The sewage truck was intercepted on Ibada Amukpe community in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State. The sewage truck was declared to be carrying waste and heading to disposal dump by the

PDP Made Ribadu A Laughing Stock - Kwankwaso

Gov. Kwankwaso
Governor Rabi’u Kwanwaso of Kano State said the former EFCC chairman, Nuhu Ribadu has been made a laughing stock by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) who dropped him from the Adamawa gubernatorial race.

The governor stated this yesterday, September 10, at the Government House in Kano while receiving merit awards from two NGOs namely, APC Kwankwasiyya Amana, Bauchi state chapter and Nigeria 774 Kwankwasiyya Merger: Kwankwaso for President, Leadership reports.
Ribadu who recently defected from the APC and seven other governorship aspirants stepped down last week from the race for the gubernatorial ticket, under the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

Angela Simmons rocks CLAN in New York

After a well received collection at New York Fashion Week earlier this week, CLAN got another PR boost as Angela Simmons rocked a look from their “Clan Classics” collection. See more photos below:

Gunmen who Tried to Kill Education Activist Malala Yousafzai Arrested

Ban Ki-Moon Meets With Malala Yousafzai At The U.N. 

The gunmen who attempted to kill Pakistani education activist, Malala Yousafzai, have reportedly been arrested.
The Pakistani army confirmed the arrests today, The Telegraph reports.
In 2012, Malala was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen who opposed her involvement in activism for women’s education in the country. She however survived the assassination attempt, and went on to earn international acclaim for her campaign to give all children the right to an education.
She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and won the European Union’s Sakharov human rights prize last year.

Entertainers in Politics? 9ice’s Ex Wife Toni Payne Tweets Her Thoughts

Toni Payne politics 
Toni Payne is a publicist and poet, who also happens to be the ex-wife of musician 9ice. 
9ice, real name Abolore Akande is one out of a handful of entertainers running for office in 2015.
She shared her thoughts on entertainers running for office on Twitter recently. See more below…

Wow! Alicia Keys hosts “Coming to America” themed 35th Birthday Party for husband Swizz Beatz (PHOTOS)

        Swizz Beatz Coming to America birthday party BellaNaija 05
This is really something!
Music producer Swizz Beatz celebrated his 35th with a party in New York yesterday. While Swizz’ actual birthday is tomorrow (13th Sept), his wife Alicia Keys hosted an amazing “Coming to America” themed party for him last night.
The party was brimming with celebs including Lala and Carmelo Anthony, DMX and guess who? Swizz Beatz’ ex-wife Mashonda!
It was been a great year for Swizz with various corporate creative collaborations and his enrolment in the Harvard Business School’s nine-week Owner/President Management Extension Program. He and his wife Alicia Keys are also expecting their second child together.

Over 15 Bodies Recovered from Synagogue Building Collapse


Over 15 bodies have been recovered from the scene of the collapse building in the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Ikotun in Lagos. TheNation reports that Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, Friday Adeboayo confirmed the recovery of the dead bodies adding that rescue operations are on to evacuate injured persons. The building, said to be a guest house for foreign visitors, collapsed today.

Ice Prince & Lisa Omorodion cover the September 2014 issue of House of MaliQ

          House of maliq september 2014 magazine cover
House of MaliQ Magazine has launched its new website and to celebrate the magazine’s new phase, Ice Prince and Nollywood actress Lisa Omorodion are both featured as the cover stars for their September 2014 issue.

Reeva Steenkamp's Parents Say Oscar Pistorious should tell the truth

The faces of Reeva Steenkamp's parents as the judge declared Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder said it all. They were heartbroken and disappointed.
After the manslaughter charge,he was granted bail for one month till the sentencing on October 13th.

In an exclusive interview for NBC News, June and Barry Steenkamp expressed "disbelief" that the court believed Pistorius' version of events. June said...
"This verdict is not justice for Reeva,I just want the truth." Reeva died a "horrible, painful, terrible" death.He shot through the door and I can't believe that they believe it was an accident.I really don't care what happens to Oscar,It's not going to change anything because my daughter is never coming back. He's still living and breathing and she's gone, you know, forever.