Saturday, 8 June 2013

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win her 16th major title

PARIS—In tennis, 11 years is an eternity. The athletes get bigger and faster. The balls are hit harder. More and more attention is paid to training, diet and recovery. Equipment changes, tactics evolve, technique is refined. For one player to last that long in tennis is a feat.
Then there is Serena Williams, who won her second French Open title Saturday, 6-4, 6-4, over Maria Sharapova. Williams first reached the No. 1 ranking in July 2002. Nearly 11 years later, she's still there—and still better than everyone.
Since the introduction of tennis's computer-ranking system in 1975, no other world No. 1 has been older than the 31-year-old Williams, and no other No. 1 has had as many years between her first and latest visit to the top. Williams' play here these two weeks suggests she's going to stay there for a while more.

Hotties Of The Day: Man Wearing Brazilian

Don't they look delicious? *lmao

Pictures From Tonto 'Poko' Dikeh's VIP Birthday Hosted By Cokobar London

I told y'all I was going to bring you the pictures from her Cokobar hosted VIP birthday parry.
Here they are. Tonto's birthday is actually tomorrow, same day she will be co-hosting Iyanya's Kukere London concert. See more pictures below:

Actress Stephanie Okereke Talks About Her Not Being Pregnant Yet

It's been more than a year since Stephanie and hubby Linus tied the knots grand style in France.

Here's what she told BellaNaija about the rumors that swirled sometime in December that she was pregnant. She also got to share why and how she and her husband chose France.
  • BN:  Sometime in December, rumours swirled that you were pregnant. How did you take this?
 It’s a good thing. That means they (Nigerians) are praying for me to pop out the little ones. Yeah, the little ones are coming soon, but you know, everything is in God’s hands and I’ll have a baby when I’m supposed

Killing of UNIBEN student: Hold me accountable – IGP promises justice

Following the death of the UNIBEN student, Ibrahim Momodu on 27th May, 2013 in Benin City, Edo State capital, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, MD Abubakar, has directed the Commissioner of Police, Edo State to take urgent and appropriate steps to unravel the real circumstances that led to his death.
This was contained in a statement posted on the Facebook page of the Nigeria Police on Saturday.
While restating his Administration’s zero tolerance for any act that infringes on the fundamental rights of all citizens, including the rights to life, IGP affirms that no stone will be left unturned in the quest for the truth, stressing that the Force will not condone any act of cover-up in the case.
“The IGP condoles the family, friends and colleagues of the late Ibrahim Momodu. He implores them to remain calm and patient as the Force has put all hands on deck towards ensuring a quick dispensation of

Ex-beauty queen/rapper Munachi Abii releases beautiful new photos

See more lovely photos below:

PHOTO: Femi Kuti shows off his children

The proud papa posted this adorable picture on Twitter, showing off five of his six children. Femi also has a teenage son, Made, with former wife, Funke Kuti.

Tunde Ednut critisized for burying people in the sand in new Music Video

The comedian and singer is being heavily criticized on Twitter for burying four guys in the sand in his new video - Buga Won Reloaded, which was released yesterday. Continue...

Couple arrested from beating their 2 year old son to death

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A Phoenix couple are facing first-degree murder and child abuse charges in the beating death of their 2-year-old son.
Phoenix police officers and Phoenix Fire Department paramedics responded to the family's apartment near 83rd Avenue and McDowell Road for a report of a child not breathing. They found the boy unresponsive and paramedics transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A witness told police that he heard the boy's father, Darnell Moses Alvarez, 24, disciplining him in the morning and again in the afternoon. He said he did not see the discipline but described it as "excessive."
The boy's mother, Davieanna Marlena Blake, 21, told investigators that Alvarez hit the child with a belt after discovering he had wet himself. Blake said she did not intervene because she did not want to upset Alvarez

PHOTOS: Iyanya's arrival in London for concert + meet and greet with fans

Iyanya's in London for his Kukere concert which will hold tomorrow June 9th at IndigO2 and another concert which hold on June 14th in Manchester. See more photos below:

VIDEO: BBA Housemates Bolt and Betty have sex in the House

BBA Housemates Bolt from Sierre Leone and Betty from Ethiopia had sex just three days into the show. If you haven't seen the video yet, Watch the Video below...then thank me later. *wink*

18+ readers only biko! #ashewothings!:

School Dropout Kills Mother and Two Sisters in Zamfara

School Drop Out Kills Mother And Two Sisters In Zamfara
From Left: Mother , Two Sisters and Kamal Yusuf Aliyu (son)
Residents of Gusau metropolis in Zamfara State were shocked recently after the swollen corpse of one of their neighbours and two of her daughters were found dumped inside a nearby dam in the area. More shocking was the suspicion that mother and daughters were killed by their own blood, 25-year-old Kamal Yusuf Aliyu. The suspect who is presently in police net has reportedly given reasons why he killed his mother and younger sisters.

Narrating the circumstances that led to the ugly incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara State, DSP Lawal Abdullahi said that the command started by investigating a case of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery

Conjoined Male Twin Born at UNTH [Pictures]

Conjoined Twin Born At UNTH

Conjoined male twin delivered at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital five days ago through caesarean section. 

Pictured on the rescucitaire and radiant warmer as the doctors are working round the clock to keep them alive.

Their abdomen and thorax are fused. 2D Echo showed that they have separate heart. Abdominal scan also showed that they have different abdominal organs.

PHOTOS: Nollywood Actress Chacha Eke weds Director, Austin Faani


 Nollywood actress, ChaCha Eke, and Nollywood director, Austin Faani (The Bank Job, Strikeforce), got married on (June 1), in Asaba, Delta State. See more pictures below:

Nigerian Survived 3 Days Underwater

Durban - In what has been described as an incredible feat, a team of South African divers, including at least four from Durban, has rescued a man who spent almost three days in an air bubble - 30m under the sea - after the tugboat he was on capsized off the coast of Nigeria.
Ten other crew members died and one is still missing. Many of them were locked in their cabins as a precaution against pirates.
But Nigerian Harrison Okene had just got up when the ship rolled. He was able to get himself into an air bubble just 1.5m by 3m, where he perched on a table to keep himself alive, drinking softdrinks out of cans that were floating around him.
According to the owners of the boat, West Africa Ventures, the vessel capsized, but did not sink to the

Exclusive: SSS seeks Jonathan’s approval to demolish Abuja’s Amigo Supermarket

The detained Lebanese’ lawyer seeks respect for the constitution.
President Goodluck Jonathan is in receipt of a forceful request by state security agents recommending the immediate demolishing of one of Abuja’s most popular supermarket, Amigos, but has surprisingly withheld an approval more than a week after investigators sealed the supermarket for its Lebanese owners alleged terrorism link.
PREMIUM TIMES had reported how officials excavated ‘boxes’ from minor excavation works within Amigo. A security official involved in the activities however said no major weapons were recovered from the boxes, contrary to rumours, with only a pistol found in one of them.
Sources at the Department of State Security Service, SSS, told PREMIUM TIMES that the president has refused to communicate his decision on the matter to the Service, more than 72 hours, as is usual with

Bomb in laptop computer found, defused by police in Kaduna


BUT for the vigilance of Kaduna residents who tipped the police off about a bomb neatly concealed in a laptop computer near the ever-busy Jema’a Road, by Ahmadu Bello Way, a major catastrophe would have rocked that part of the state capital on Friday.
Barely 24 hours after the Northern State Governors Forum meeting in Kaduna, unknown terrorists had targeted the Assembly of God’s Church, which was bombed last year during the 2012 Easter Sunday celebration during which many people died.
But this time around, immediately the Kaduna State police command was alerted of the presence of the suspicious laptop kept some few metres from the church, the anti-bomb squad immediately swung into action

PHOTOS: African Male Superstars Step Up their Fitness Game! See the Abs & Biceps of D’banj, Peter Okoye, Fally Ipupa, Lynxxx, Van Vicker, Ikechukwu “Killz” & More


In the entertainment industry, image is everything. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that all our superstars go over and beyond to look their very best.
In the past, this might have been all about rocking the sleekest suits and the freshest snickers. Now it’s all about what is underneath their clothes! Health and fitness is a major priority so today we have some of the biggest names in the African entertainment industry who have the best looking 6 packs and biceps.
Thank Goodness for social networking sites, stars are more than happy to share photos of their everyday lives. See who made the list and this should motivate you to make your way to the gym today!
Check it out below!

What is British Supermodel Naomi Campbell Doing in Africa?


Naomi Campbell has made quite a comeback to print this year with her risque new spread for Vogue Brazil. And, with all the heavy buzz about her firing her protege, you can imagine how many questions came to our minds when we heard the celebrity model was in Ghana.

Former Beauty Queen/Nollywood Star Regina Askia Williams covers Beauty Overdose Magazine’s June 2013 Issue

Regina Askia Williams covers Beauty Overdose Magazine - June 2013 - BellaNaija001

Former Nigerian beauty queen and Nollywood star Regina Askia Williams  is pretty in a print top and white pants on the cover of the June 2013 issue of Beauty Overdose Magazine.
The leading Nigerian actress in the 90s and early 2000s who moved to the U.S for over a decade to start a family, speaks to the publication at BUKA in New York on her life, family and what she has been up to over the years.
In the editorial spread, Regina is seen lounging on a Victorian-era inspired sofa. She also poses in a red top and white skirt while clutching a glass. Cheers!

Boko Haram: SSS, Military Police Raid Late Ciroman Keffi’s Abuja Residence for illegal Chadian immigrants

A combined team of State Security Service (SSS) and military police personnel last night raided the Asokoro, Abuja residence of Late Hassan Agwai Mohammed (Ciroman Keffi), claiming to be searching for illegal Chadian immigrants.
The security personnel who arrived the residence at about 9 p.m. in four trucks belonging to the Directorate of State Security (DSS), one military truck and a bus, ordered the arrest of all the occupants of the duplex, three bungalows and an adjourning mosque in the residence.
One of the sons of the late Ciroman Keffi, Hussein, who confirmed the incident to LEADERSHIP WEEKEND, said that the security personnel, forced all of us out of the house and ordered us to lay face down. This did not include the females. They searched the whole buildings which lasted for about forty-five

Woman Arrested for sending Ricin-Laced poisonous letters to President Obama after she confessed


Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson was arrested Friday in connection with the mailing of ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NBC reports.

Guess Richardson lives in New Boston, Texas, and was arrested in Arkansas on charges that will be filed Friday afternoon, authorities told NBC.

According to an FBI affidavit obtained by the Associated Press, Richardson contacted authorities on May 30 to implicate her husband. She later failed a polygraph test and investigators also found inconsistencies in her story, the document said. Richardson then admitted mailing the letters knowing they contained ricin, but

PHOTOS: Girl Who Spent Her First 10 Years In The Jungle

Heart-warming pictures of the real life Mowgli, a girl who spent the first ten years of her life growing up in the African bush, have been released for the first time.

The magical images chronicle the life of Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degre, who was brought up with wild animals, just like Rudyard Kipling's hero did in The Jungle Book. The images in 'Tippi: My Book of Africa' - now being published worldwide for the first time - show the young girl making friends with an elephant, who she calls her brother, and a leopard, her best friend. See more photos below:

Female Students Barred From Wearing Bra To Exams


More than nine million students packed exam halls across China for the opening day of the country’s university entrance exam on Friday —with attempts to stop cheating even leading to bans on metal bra clasps.
Students in the northeastern province of Jilin were banned from wearing clothing with metal parts and education authorities installed metal detectors in exam centres to clamp down on “wireless cheating devices”, the state-run Global Times reported.
Authorities have become increasingly concerned about the risk of examinees using devices such as smartphones — some of which have become smaller and easier to hide — as an illicit aid during tests.
Around 9.12 million high school students were registered across China to sit the crucially important two-day

Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Sanusi, Unable To Shake Off Sex Scandal As More Evidence Surfaces

photo Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, appears unable to shake off a report that he funneled public funds to Maryam Yaro, a married mistress whom he gave a job at the bank he oversees.

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, appears unable to shake off a report that he funneled public funds to Maryam Yaro, a married mistress whom he gave a job at the bank he oversees.
Premium Times was first to report the scandal in which Mr. Sanusi was accused of abusing his office in order to advance an amorous relationship with a woman.
Several sources told SaharaReporters that Premium Times has been under intense pressure from associates of the CBN Governor since the expose was published. In the wake of the report, the CBN also issued a widely circulated rebuttal claiming that Ms. Yaro was never a staff of the bank, that she was employed at Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing Systems For Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), and that the governor had no hand in her recruitment.
But records obtained by SaharaReporters suggest that the bank’s claims are an attempt to muddle up the

Exclusive Rihanna Gives Fan A Sexy Lap Dance On Stage (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

During her concert last night in Belgium, Rihanna shocked her fans when she randomly pulled one of her male fans on stage, leaped on top of him and gave him the hottest lap dance ever as the crowd cheered.

Clad in a kinky black corset, the raunchy pop superstar pushed her chosen plaything to the stage, stradled him and seductively, writhed up and down his midsection.

Not content with leaving it there, Rihanna grabbed his hand, pushed it against her chest and ran it down her body.  See more pictures, plus watch the steamy video below:

How Facebook can ruin your relationship: Study says excessive use increases risk of cheating and divorce

From emotional and physical cheating to break-up and divorce, researchers found 'Facebook-induced jealousy' significantly increased the risks for couples of all ages 
Facebook and social networking sites may be good for our social lives, but they can cause havoc in our romantic relationships, according to a new study.
From emotional and physical cheating to break-up and divorce, researchers found ‘Facebook-induced jealousy’ significantly increased the risks for couples of all ages.
Research found that conflict was much more likely to occur when the website was used excessively, because some people tended to jealously monitor their partner’s activity or even to reconnect with ex-partners.
From emotional and physical cheating to break-up and divorce, researchers found ‘Facebook-induced jealousy’ significantly increased the risks for couples of all ages
The study, led by Dr Russell Clayton, of the University of Missouri, U.S., surveyed Facebook users aged

Alamieyeseigha Is a Thief Abroad but To Jonathan He Is Not


The emotionally charged contention over President Goodluck Jonathan’s state pardon granted former Gov of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, just won’t go away. The issue resurfaced with news of the United States of America (USA) formal seizure of Alamieyeseigha’s $700,000 (about N105 million) mansion in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C. The home is owned by Solomon & Peters Ltd., a shelf company controlled by Alamieyeseigha.

The seizure of Alamieyeseigha’s U.S. corrupt property gives further disgrace to Jonathan’s pardon.

It is a noteworthy fact that he had, last year, forfeited a $401,931 Massachusetts brokerage fund in the US. The latest legal sanction against

Charly Boy Releases New Pictures (LOOK)

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Friday, 7 June 2013

Nigerian Hollywood Rising Star Actor Dayo Okeniyi stars alongside Ben Affleck & Justin Timberlake in “Runner Runner” | Watch the Trailer

Dayo Okeniyi - June 2013 - BellaNaija

After securing a role in the Hollywood blockbuster Hunger Games, Nigerian- Hollywood actor Dayo Okeniyi is starring in another major production with some of Hollywood’s biggest names.
Runner Runner, a film directed by Brad Furman stars Academy Award winning director and actor Ben Affleck and music star Justin Timberlake. The movie is centered around a Princeton grad student Richie (Justin Timberlake), believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Ben Affleck).
Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble

New Music: Timaya feat Dbanj - Mind Over Matter

Listen to the song below and tell us what you think...

Container truck crushes man to death in Lagos

According to a report by Punch, a heavy loaded 40-foot container fell on a government meat van yesterday June 6th, crushing a passerby and wounding several others. The sad event took place at Ikeja Along Bus Stop on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway in Lagos.
Eyewitnesses said the truck had swerved off the road to avoid colliding with some policemen, who were chasing a motorcycle rider, before the incident occurred around 9am.
The victim, identified as Samuel Ogunnaike, was an employee of a popular phone dealer in Computer Village, Ikeja, and was on his way to the office when he met his death. Any hope that he could survive the

Rapper Drake gets a $2m Bugatti Veyron from label boss, Birdman [PHOTOS]

Young Money/Cash Money bosses, Birdman and Lil Wayne each drive a Bugatti. They decided to get one for Drake as a boss man.

PHOTO: Susan Peters Shares Her No Makeup Picture

What do you think? Sharing 'no makeup' faces is in vogue now. 

Man sues doctor after he woke from surgery to find his entire nose removed [PHOTOS]

A man woke up after getting a nose job to find that the plastic surgeon had removed his nose entirely.
Patient Vishal Thakkar went to Dr Angelo Cuzalina, the president of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, for more than eight surgeries over the course of a half a dozen years. 

Mr Thakkar said after he went through a divorce in 2006, he decided to 'do something selfish' and get a nose job. He was living in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the time and went to one of the leading plastic surgeons in the area, Dr. Cuzalina.

Nigerian Graduates with 4.0CGPA out of 4.0 in University of Texas

A 24 year old Nigerian, Uwa Osamede Imafidon, just graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in the US with Masters degree in Microbiology and made a 4.0 CGPA out of the maximum 4.0 CGPA.

Before her sojourn abroad, she had earlier bagged a First Class Degree in Crop Science from University of Benin, as the Best Graduating student in her Department. So proud of her! See photos of her when she was in Nigeria for her first degree below:

Tiwa Savage covers Guardian Life magazine [PHOTO]

Tiwa Savage's album - Once Upon A Time drops June 14th...

Stephen Keshi Releases 23-Man List for FIFA Confederations Cup

Super Eagles

All eight participating nations have now confirmed their squad lists for the FIFA Confederations Cup holding in Brazil this month.

Nigeria is not left out. After much anticipation and excitement, Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has unveiled his 23-man squad. They are:

Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves)

Austin Ejide (Hapoel Beer Sheva)

ABU Professor Jailed For Disturbing Married Student For Sex


The Chief Magistrate Court in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State has sentenced Professor Festus David Kolo of the Faculty of Education at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria to two months imprisonment for knowingly enticing a married woman who was a student in his department contrary to Section 389 of the penal code law.
Principal State Prosecution Counsel Mustapha Adamu, who read the First Information Report (FIR), said on May 21, one Muhammad Ghali of Takur Quarters Dutse “reported you, Prof. Festus David Kolo of ABU, Zaria, knowing fully well that Mrs Bushra Ghali Muhammed is his wife, and you have been making advances towards her, inciting her, calling her often, sending her love text messages using your phone”.
The FIR also said, “You, Prof. Kolo, were caught red handed by the police at Dan Musa Guest House