Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Nigeria’s table’s tennis rep at the ongoing Commonwealth games in Glasgow Ojo Onaolapo's took spectators by surprise when he pulled down his shots to celebrate his 3-1 win over India's Sharath Kamal Achanta at the Scotstoun Sports Campus last night. Onaolapo and Achanta were locked in a tense battle before Ojo allowed an over-hit shot to pass him by leading to the dramatic win of a bronze medal. The things sports cause ehh…Lol. More pics after cut…
At least eight persons were killed and a major bridge destroyed in Yobe State when gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram attacked Katarko Village on Monday night, residents and a security official have said.
The gunmen, who came in large numbers, could not be matched by the soldiers at a check post not more than 300 meters away from the attacked village. Lawan Ali, a resident of Katarko who spoke from Buniyadi the headquarters of Gujba Local Government Area of the state told Premium Times…
“They came at about 7:30 p.m. They stormed our village with some vehicles and many motorcycles, shooting and chanting Allahu Akbar (God is Great). Some of them could be mistaken for solders because of their dressing which is mostly like that of the soldiers’ khaki. The soldiers in Katarko had to flee after seeing the large number of the attackers”.
After attacking the village and killing about eight persons and injuring some others, we later heard a thunderous explosion at the location of the bridge; we all fled into the bush. But in the morning, we later found out that the bridge had been destroyed with bombs”, said Mr. Lawan.
Senior pastor and founder of Lagos mega church Trinitity House, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo has defended his claims that he has cure for the deadly Ebola virus which sparked media outrage. Pastor Ituah had on July 26th shared a message on his facebook page which he titled ‘Solutions to Ebola Virus’ where he sighted example of a man of God by the name John G Lake who healed victims of the virus through laying of hands. Following the attack that trailed the message Pastor Ituah has released a statement to clear the air. See after cut…
Weightlifting champ and Nigeria’s first gold medalist at the ongoing Commonwealth Games ChikaAmalaha has been suspended from the Commonwealth games for testing positive to banned substances amilioride and hydrochlorothiazides. The 16-year-old had on Saturday won gold medal in the 53kg category before testing positive shortly afterwards. Officials have now requested a B sample test on the athlete.
The Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive, Mike Hooper, who announced this on their website today July 29 says nobody should conclude yet.
“We shouldn’t make assumptions at this juncture, but if she is found to be guilty she will be disqualified and stripped of her medal. This sets out a strong message that doping cheats will be caught.”
If found guilty, Chika would be stripped of her title and the gold medal would go to Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea, while Santoshi Matsa would get silver and Swati Singh would take the bronze medal.
OK I know what y’all are thinking but biko don’t drag me into this …Lol. Oh and when I say boo it can also mean a lady o. Heehee. Regina George (pictured right) is Nigeria’s representative in the 400metres sprint jump at the ongoing Common Wealth games in Glasgow where she’s qualified for the semi-finals.
The stunning 23 year Nigerian/Venezualan has been sharing pics of herself and her BF, 28-year-old America’s Track and Field athlete Inika McPherson. Inika is the current America’s high jump champ and she’s also in Glasgow repping America. I guess the relationship between these two is ‘very’ special…judging by the kinda pics Regina shares on her instagram page and the accompanying messages. Continue to see more pics after cut…
Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai lost his son Hamza El – Rufai in a to a car crash this morning Tuesday July 29. El Rufai broke the news on his facebook page. He wrote;
“From Allah we came and to Him we shall return. Please join our family in praying for the repose of the soul of my son Hamza El-Rufai who died this morning in a motor accident in Abuja.” May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Hamza El-Rufai was riding in a black Lexus when he crashed into a stationery Volkswagen Sharon along A.Y.A - Kubwa road at about 5:30am today July 29. Hamza died at the spot and his body was taken to the National mosque in Abuja. The occupant of the Volkwagen Sharon did not sustain any injury. Meanwhile the two cars have been deposited at the Maitama Police station. See pics from accident scene after cut…
Nigeria’s weightlifting champ Obioma Okoli is currently lying in the hospital receiving treatment for knee injury she sustained at the ongoing Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won the silver medal. Obioma has been battling with the knee injury for some time now but it became worse after her kneecap shifted during one of the games. The medics ruled her out of the subsequent lifts but somehow she did her turn and came out 2nd tops. Excited Obioma tells journalists about her win…
Until Jay Z, Bey or Solange tells us what actually caused the elevator brawl, I still believe all the media reports are probable…just like this Rihanna’s new dimension. According to a new report, Solange’s vicious attack on brother-in-law Jay Z in an elevator in May was because he cheated on his sister, Beyonce with Rihanna.
A source tells New York Post’s Page Six that Jay Z had planned to meet Rihanna later that night at his 40/40 club after the Met Ball gala and “Solange was like, ‘Enough is enough — you must be [screwing] Rihanna.” To many people who know them, they know it’s not out of the realm of possibility,” the source said.
Monday, 28 July 2014
Another bomb blast went off at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC Mega Filling Station at Hotoro Quarter along Maiduguri Road, Kano. The bomb was detonated by a suspected female bomber killing the suicide bomber and 3 others. Here’s a press statement from the Police Public Relations Officer, ACP Frank Mba…
Friday, 25 July 2014
A 16-year-old weightlifter Chika Amalaha has won Nigeria its first gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, today July 25. Chika pulled a total of 196 points in snatch and clean and jerk in the 53kg class, to beat the stiff opposition from England and India weightlifters, who picked the silver and bronze in the category respectively.
Pictured above is 39 –year-old Igho Charles Sanomi II said to be the youngest Africa’s Billionaire and he happens to be a Nigerian from Agbor in Delta State. His business foray ranges from oil, power sector, etc. and his net worth is said to be in the billions. He owns a private jet. Oh and he did not graduate from an International University. Read more about him after cut…
Nollywood star actress Omotola Jolade Ekeinde is currently having a Question & Answer session with her fans on her social media pages. One of her fans asked to know if she ever dated any Nigerian actor before getting married to her pilot boo Captain Matthew Ekeinde which the actress replied in the negative.
Omotola and her husband met when she was just 15. They got married three years later and are blessed with 4 wonderful children. #OK I hope this is news enough...Lol#
Njideka Odili, the second daughter of former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili and her hubby Uzoma Iheme Nwosu, the son of Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Chioma Iheme-Nwosu welcomed their first child, a baby girl few hours ago in Oakbend Medical Center-Williams Way Campus in Texas, USA. The couple got married in June 2013. Congrats to them.
Nigeria’s transgender and winner of Worldwide transgender pageant Ms Sahhara says she has always dreamt of becoming a queen. Sahhara while fielding questions at the Eat Bulga pageant Q & S session, her dreams was hindered by her sexuality…
“I think the proudest moment of my life is being on this stage right now. When I was growing up I have this dream of becoming somebody in life like going on stage and performing and watching Miss Divas and Miss World, but I couldn’t because I was born male.
I used to wear my mum’s high heels and dress up in her outfits and pretend in front of the mirror that I’m one of the contestants. So being here today and having the opportunity to do this as a glamorous woman with lovely makeup and lovely dresses is a dream come true.”
In one of the video’s she uploaded before the pageant, Sahhara says if she wins, her legacy will be to campaign for the acceptance of transgenders.
Nigeria’s former Head of State and chieftain of APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari who escaped alleged assassination attempt on his life in Kaduna two days ago says Nigeria has the capacity to defeat the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic sect.
Buhari, who stated this while receiving the Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Yero, on a sympathy visit to him, says the sect could be crushed if we apply the same zeal adopted during the 30-month old civil war that claimed over one million Nigerians, was fought.
“When this question of Boko Haram started I’m sure it was on record that the first statement I made about 18 months ago was that no religion advocates what is happening. So basically it is not the case of religion or ethnicity when they kill children in schools in the North-East; they kill teachers; they burn churches, they burn mosques, they burn motor parks, they burn markets.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
So it’s not only Nigeria’s National Assembly. Ukraine's parliament erupted into free for all fight yesterday July 23 after a decision to send more reserve soldiers to battle separatists near the Russian border was approved. The politicians could be seen taking swings at one another and trying to wrestle each other to the ground.
Members of the nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party and politicians from the Party of Regions clashed after 232 deputies voted in favour of the decision - an extension of an earlier plan that had expired.
This is not the first time fists have flown in the Ukranian parliament. In April, a fight broke out after communist leader Petro Symonenko accused nationalists of having surrendered the country to Russia. More photos and video after cut…
Here are more photos from the twin bomb blast in Kaduna yesterday July 23. The first bomb which went off along Isa Kaita claimed over 25 lives while the second explosion in Kawo market killed another 50 people. Meanwhile the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has evacuated bodies from the scene of the blast while soldiers have sealed off the area. More pics after cut…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The social media has been agog about the attack on prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi and the Former Head of State General Muhammed Buhari earilier today in Kaduna. While many say the attack is political motivated, Nigeria’s journalist and boko haram negotiator Ahmad Salkida says it has nothing to do with local politics rather it’s a signature of the dreaded militant group boko haram.