Saturday, 16 January 2016

Bullet Wounds: Nollywood Actor, Charles Okocha Recalls Terrible Encounter With Mobile Policeman

 
Nollywood actor, Charles Okocha who was hit by bullets from a mobile policeman’s gun at a wedding in Nnewi, Anambra State has explained his horrible experience and the grace God has had on him to keep him alive. It’s indeed a terrible experience no one will ever pray for. Here’s what he told Saturday Beats…
“I stepped out of the wedding venue to receive a call and then walked into a bunch of fans that made some complimentary remarks. As I moved closer to acknowledge their love for me, a policeman who was around also walked to where we were standing and said that my movies always made him happy. He said as a mark of appreciation of my works and the respect he had for me, he would shoot into the

Missing Budget: Etcetera Wades In…

 
It is very hard to explain to a non-Nigerian abroad that Nigeria is a country of over 200 million people. He/she would wonder how a country of over 200 million citizens became so tamed to the point of stupidity — that a few individuals could keep millions of people locked in hell for over 20 years would have been termed impossible, but as the world has come to know, there’s nothing impossible in Nigeria. We hold the record of the most persevering people on earth. We have an unbelievable threshold for endurance.
One of the reasons why I think Nigeria may never recover from her present predicament is because as a people, Nigerians love poverty. This is the only country in the world where a politician steals

Alarming! 3 Die Of Lassa Fever In Rivers, As 200 Are Placed Under Observation

 
Dr Theophilus Odagme, the Commissioner for Health in Rivers State has said three people have died so far from Lassa fever in the state while 200 have been placed under observation. The 200 people placed under observation are those who had contacts with the victims before they passed on. He also disclosed that the medical doctor who died of the virus after carrying out a surgery on a woman has also been buried with the approval of his family.
Odagme made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today in Port

'Stop Drinking Garri For Now To Prevent Lassa Fever' - Medical Experts Caution

 
The Medical and Health Workers Union, Lagos State council, on Saturday, said that it would embark on public enlightenment to discourage drinking of garri for now to prevent Lassa fever.
Mr Razak Adeofalade, Chairman of the union, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According to him, the house rats that cause Lassa fever are mostly in contact with Nigerian most staple food, garri, a cassava product.
"We are going to encourage members of the public to stop drinking gari at this moment, it is better

Photos from Nino Idibia 10th birthday party

 
2face Idibia's and Sunmbo Adeoye's son - Nino Idibia turned 10 years old yesterday. Here are the very first photos from his ongoing birthday party. More photos below...

Buhari departs for United Arab Emirates on Sunday


President Buhari will on Sunday, January 17th depart Nigeria for the United Arab Emirates on a three-day official visit. According to a statement by Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, President Buhari during his visit, will join the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi and other participants as a special guest of honour at this year’s edition of the World Future Energy Summit.

The Summit which is now in its ninth year of existence has developed into one of the world’s most influential events dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies. President Buhari will also lead a team of his ministers to bilateral talks with the government of the

Sambo Dasuki son's house sealed by the EFCC (Photo)

 
A house purportedly belonging to the son of the immediate past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was today sealed by the EFCC.

Move over North West! Royalty Brown heads to Ballet class in style

 
Chris Brown's daughter looking all shades of adorable on her way to Ballet Class. Her Mother shared the photos.

PHOTOS: The Obamas have grown so much


Yes, they have! Beautiful family!

Teacher who ran a 'baby fight club' in her classroom, found guilty of child cruelty & convicted

 
A daycare teacher who turned her classroom into what has been described as a “baby fight club”, has been found guilty of child cruelty and could spend years in prison. Sarah Jordan was convicted on more than a dozen charges. In her classroom, she tripped children, stepped on their toes, encouraged them to fight each other and sprayed them in the face with a hose. She created a tense environment for the students and this has caused huge emotional damage to them.

Celine Dion's brother dies of cancer days after her husband died


Celine Dion has suffered another family tragedy: Her brother Daniel Dion has died of cancer, days after her husband René Angélil succumbed to the same ailment.

The Canadian pop singer's rep confirmed the news to E! News on Saturday, hours after it was revealed Daniel suffered from cancer of the throat, tongue and brain and did not have long to live. He was one of Celine's 13 siblings.

Their sister Claudette had recently told Le Journal de Montréal that family members, including their

Buhari will not know peace if Niger Delta knows no peace - Tompolo


In a statement which he released yesterday January 15th, embattled former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo said that President Buhari will know no peace if the Niger Delta region does not know peace. He said this while distancing himself from the recent incidents of pipelines being blown up in Delta state. Many believe the militants are protesting the court order granted by an Abuja judge for his arrest.

“Well, I am sure this is what President Buhari is looking for. He should allow the people

Nine year old girl raped to death in Rivers state


A 9 year old girl simply identified as Miracle was allegedly raped to death by unidentified persons at the Elele Roundabout in Elele Community of Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State on Wednesday January 13th. Photo above shows women in the community weeping over the incident.

According to PM News, the little girl was on an errand to buy food-stuff for her mother when she was abducted and raped, leading to her death.

After waiting for hours for her to return with the foodstuff, Miracle's mother raised an alarm and a search party was launched. Her body was lfound the next morning January 14th within the vicinity of

Obasanjo graduates from National Open University of Nigeria (PHOTOS)


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was awarded a Masters Degree (MA) in Christian Theology by the management of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) at its fifth convocation ceremony held at its permanent site in Abuja today January 16th. He graduated with 4.25 Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) at Abeokuta Study Centre of the University.

Missing budget signifies indiscipline in Senate – Bisi Akande


Former National Chairman of the APC, Bisi Akande says report of the missing 2016 budget from the Senate is a reflection of the indiscipline that produced the current leadership of the Senate. Akande stated this while speaking at his residence at a ceremony leading to his 77th birthday on January 23rd.

“Nigeria’s budget is a huge document and one wonders how such document of that size could be missing in the senate. The development is fallout of indiscipline that brought the current leadership of the Senate into the position and as you know, that was not the

Wizkid and Dammy Krane pictured at Obafemi Martin's home (PHOTO)


The football star shared the photo above and wrote "It all started at my party on Thursday at Quilox and settled here at my house @wizkidayo and@big_daddy_krane are cool ".

Indian boy cheats death after being impaled by four foot steel rod (Graphic Photo)

 
For 10-year-old Aman Vishwakarma from Uttar Pradesh, India, his terrifying brush with death could be described as nothing less than a miracle. The youngster cheated death when he fell off 12ft off a roof and got impaled by a 4ft metal rod. The rod entered his body at the thigh and exited through the back. Incredibly, it missed all vital organs and only grazed his spine. The pics might be a bit graphic for some so viewer discretion advised as you continue...

Omawumi & hubby, Tosin Yussuf celebrate one year anniversary


Omawumi & Tosin Yussuf are marking their One Year Marriage Anniversary Today. The Award winning singer officially married her longtime love and the father of her children - Tosin, at the Ikoyi Registry on Friday, January 16, 2015. Celebrating them, her best friend and fellow singer, Waje shared the photo above and wrote, 'Happy anniversary to @omawonder and her boo... I'm somewhere

''Kidnappers’ Boss Started Bleeding When He Saw Me'' – Abducted Schoolgirl (PHOTO)


Like a scene out of a horror movie, a 10-year-old girl, Damilola Fasanya, who went missing on Saturday, January 9, 2016 in Ipaja area of Lagos, came home two days later to recount horrific tales of her short time in the hands of her kidnappers.

In fact, after her captors released her, she was so traumatised by what she saw that she could not gain her memory back for two days.

If Damilola’s parents did not vouch for her truthfulness, many would have dismissed her story as mere product of an imaginative mind.

Damilola said that on Saturday, she was on her way back from the errand she ran for her father

Taiwan election: Tsai Ing-wen elected first female president

 
Taiwan’s ruling party has conceded defeat in the island's presidential elections as opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen has been elected the island’s first woman president. Ms Tsai, head of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) recorded more than 4,655,000 votes while Eric Chu of the ruling Nationalists or Kuomintang (KMT) had 2,614,000 votes.

Man crashes £200k Ferrari (PHOTOS)

 
One unfortunate driver lost control of his £200K Ferrari 458 Italia in wet snowy conditions & crashed into a garden fence in Cyncoed, Cardiff. Thankfully, no one was hurt but that's more than can be said of the supercar. The bonnet was completely crumpled in the collision leaving it mangled and arching up, while the bumper was practically broken into two pieces. See more photos below...

Oshiomhole: You fear holes when your name ends with hole - Reno Omokri


Article by Reno Omokri...

I read Governor Adams Oshiomhole's comments to the effect that he heard from the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Chief John Oyegun, that former President Goodluck Jonathan had told him (Chief Oyegun) that after the election, he would put Governor Oshiomhole in a hole, but today the ex president is the one in a hole.
This statement, while seemingly an attack on the person of former President Goodluck Jonathan, says more about the character of the Edo State Governor than it does about the former President.

A good leader does not act on hearsay and gossip especially when he has channels to verify such

Photos of newlyweds Jedi Ayo comedian and his wife


Newlyweds, Jedi Ayo comedian and his wife Olajumoke. More photos below...

US author writes scathing article...gives 15 reasons why real men shouldn't date single mothers


An American author named Shawn James this week wrote a controversial essay titled 'Why Real Men Avoid Single Mothers' - detailing 15 reasons why men should not date single mothers. It's got people talking. Read below and tell us what you think...(If you're a single mother, you won't like this..:-))

1. Never Available. A single Mother’s schedule is never open. Single mothers are the kind of women to always cancel dates at the last minute. Something always gets in the way of a man spending time with her. It’s hard to have a relationship with her because she’s never there.
2. YOU are NOT a priority. Usually in a relationship the man winds up DEAD LAST. Behind, her

Comic actor, Okon Lagos, shares lovely family photos


Ime Bishop Umoh aka Okon Lagos, shared the photos of himself, his wife Idara and their daughter on his Instagram page. Another photo below...

Singer Brandy says she's no longer interested in marriage


Singer Brandy, says she's no longer interested in being a Mrs...that she's satisfied being by herself. The singer, who famously lied about being married to her child's father, Robert Smith and then ended her engagement to producer Ryan Press in 2014 says she has no interest in ever getting married....

While co-hosting on The Real, Brandy, 36, said;

“I’m so satisfied being by myself. I love it. I’ve never taken this much time on myself. I haven’t been on a date in like a year. I just like me right now. I just feel like the way it

Singer K. Michelle claps back at fan over bleaching comment


The singer posted the pic above on her instagram page and a fan commented, saying she bleached. This got to her so she fired back at the fan....  Guess it's clap back season, lol. See her response below...

When you do a photoshoot with your mum...and she's almost hotter than you! (PHOTOS)


Actress Zoë Kravitz, 27 and her mum, actress Lisa Bonet, 48, photo shoot for a jewelry and watch campaign for Calvin Klein campaign. You almost can't tell who the mama is, and who is the child! More pics below...

Awww...Ice Prince's stunning girlfriend is madly in love...


How sweet!

Body of a goddess! Serena Williams for Harper's Bazaar


The tennis star serving sexy and some side boob for the new issue of Harper's Bazaar US...

TI's wife, Tiny shows off her 6 months pregnant belly on instagram


Former singer Tiny is expecting her 4th child and third with her rapper husband, T.I. She took to her instagram to share a pic of her in bed with her 6months baby bump. This will be T.1's 6th child. He has three from previous relationships, two with Tiny already and another one on the way! Tiny also has a daughter from a previous relationship! So this will be their seventh child total together!

Militants continue bombing in Delta, blow up flow station & Chevron pipelines

 
Looks like militants are taking advantage of the call for the arrest Tompolo to cause mayhem in the Niger Delta region. Today, they continued with their bombing of oil installations in Warri South West LGA of Delta. They reportedly blew up the Abiteye flow station and Sagara to Chevron pipelines.
Many residents of the area have fled while some are said to be trapped. Tompolo has since denied being involved in the bombings

Cristiano Ronaldo & supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio pose topless for GQ (PHOTOS)


Football star Cristiano Ronaldo and Victoria Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio are the cover models for the February edition of GQ magazine, body edition. They both have great bodies... See more sexy photos of the pair below...

Lassa Fever: 2 die in Ondo state, 30 people quarantined

 
Two people have died in Ondo state following an outbreak of Lassa fever in the stat. 30 people who had contact with the victims when alive, have been quarantined in order to curtail any further spread.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dayo Adeyanju, and a team of health workers had since Wednesday been moving across the local governments of the state to raise awareness on the disease and educate residents on measures to check the outbreak.

Lassa Fever Confirmed In Lagos, As Man Is Quarantined

 
One case of Lassa fever has been confirmed in Lagos. The case, which was diagnosed at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, involves a 25-year-old student from the Ahmadu Bello University.
The patient is said to have been admitted first at a private hospital in Ojokoro area of Lagos State before he was transferred to LUTH.

According to the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, the patient is responding to treatment. 

More Heartbreak For Celine Dion As Brother Suffering From Cancer Has Just 'Hours To Live'

 
Celine Dion is facing more heartbreak after the death of her husband René Angélil on Thursday. The singer's older brother Daniel is also battling cancer, and his family believe he has just hours or days to live.
Celine's sister Claudette told Journal Of Montreal: 'It's very painful. It's a matter of days or hours. It looks a lot like René, he had cancer of the throat, tongue and brain. Our family is very experienced.'
Daniel, who is 59, is in hospital in Celine's native Montreal and surrounded by family, including

Girl plunges to her death while jumping across Manhattan rooftops with two friends


A Manhattan teenager, whose family owns a popular Chelsea pizzeria, plummeted six stories to her death when she slipped jumping across a rooftop airshaft in Hell’s Kitchen Friday, police and witnesses said.
Natalya Jimenez, 15, fell into an airshaft on the roof of a 10th Ave. apartment building near W. 48th St. at around 4:30 p.m, witnesses said.

Wizkid And Dammy Krane Reconcile (PHOTO)


Quilox owner Shina Peller shared the photo and wrote "Disputes between two friends are bound to happen, but all that matters is how fast it's resolved. I'm proud of my sons for brushing it off their shoulders as this picture was taken after the situation."

Jonathan threatened to put me in a hole – Adams Oshiomhole


The Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, says former President Goodluck Jonathan threatened to put him in a hole after the presidential elections in 2015 was concluded. Oshiomole made the allegation while speaking with some APC leaders in Edo state yesterday January 14th.
"Around this time last year, in January, a few weeks to the election, many were saying quite recklessly on radio and television that we were finished.
The former President, Goodluck Jonathan told our National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun to inform me that after the election, he will put me, Adams, the son of Oshiomhole in a hole and I told Chief Oyegun to inform him to dig that hole very deep

Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara at the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration (PHOTOS)


President Buhari joined Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, and other top dignitaries to mark the final ceremony for this year's Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration which took place at the National Arcade, Eagle Square Abuja today January 15th. During the ceremony, President Buhari took out time to lay some wreath as well as speak to some of the troops fighting the insurgents in Borno state. See more photos below...

Photos: Huge #ZumaMustFall billboard hangs from a building in Cape Town


Residents woke up to a huge #ZumaMustFall billboard hanging from a building at the top of Long Street in Cape Town. So far nobody or group has taken responsibility for it.

Buhari orders EFCC to probe former Service Chiefs, other Serving & former Military Leaders

 
Press statement from the Presidency...

One of the recommendation of the committee established to audit the procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces and Defence sector from 2007 to 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to carry out further investigation into the misconduct established against the following retired and serving officers of the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian

6-year-old asks his dad to lend him $20 for a toy and gets epic reply


One six year old requested a $20 pound loan from his father so he could buy a toy, his father wrote him a letter detailing why he won't give him the money. What a way to teach financial discipline.
The letter is signed: "Sincerely, Dad, CEO, DAD Savings &Loans."

Strange figure spotted walking above clouds by plane passenger


This is eerie...an image photographed from a passenger plane by Nick O'Donoghue was posted on Reddit. It shows a distinct figure walking among the clouds. Nick said it was taken en-route to Cork in Ireland aboard an Easyjet flight. He told Irish lifestyle website Joe.ie that he had been heading home for Christmas via Gatwick airport.

More photos of Olisa Metuh in court + protesters storm court


PDP National Publicity Secretary pictured in white in court and surrounded by EFCC officials, his lawyers and associates. Some protesters stormed the court asking the anti-graft agency to leave him alone. See more photos courtesy Sahara Reporters below...