Sunday, May 4, 2014

Photos From Genevieve Nnaji’s 35th Birthday Party

Genevieve Nnaji clocked 35 yesterday and had a little celebration. The Okoyes and Oluchi Orlandi were part of the people that attended the party. See more photos after the cut.

'How We Jumped Out of Boko Haram truck' - Girls Who Escaped Speak

Punch interviews two of the girls who jumped out of the truck they were being transported in by Boko Haram men after the men stormed their school and kidnapped over 250 girls. Interview below

Four Killed in Well Trying to Retrieve Bucket in Cross Rivers State

This is a strange story. Four men including two brothers drowned in a well in their compound at Ogoja Road, Ikom in Cross River State, while trying to retrieve a bucket that fell into the well.

According to a Vanguard report, the first person to enter the well was John Ushie, who lived in the compound. While preparing to go to work that day, he went to the well in the compound to fetch water but the bucket he was using to draw water fell in the well. He thought it was a good idea to try to retrieve the bucket but ended up drowning when he jumped into the well.

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Tiwa Savage also replies Etcetera

See something else she posted on instagram after the cut...

Photo: Witch Allegedly Found in a Compound in Uyo


I believe in ghosts...I'm not so sure of witches...hehe. I know they exist, don't get me wrong, but I just don't like to think about their existence and I don't believe half the stories I hear about witches. Anyway, according to a LIB reader who sent in the photos and story, a 'witch' was found in his compound in the early hours of yesterday morning. Below is how he tells the story

Teebillz Replies Etcetera On his Article on Female Celebs & 2nd-Hand Husbands

Yesterday singer Etcetera wrote an article for Punch where he talked about Nigerian female celebs and their preference for 2nd hand husbands. (If you missed it, read here). Recently married Teebillz has responded to the article on his instagram page. He posted the pic above on the left and wrote;

Nigerian student wins $350,000 Bill Gates Millennium scholarship

Oloruntobi Dare, a Nigerian student of Hubert Flowers High School is among the 1000 beneficiaries to win the coveted Bill Gates Millenium scholarship worth $350,000. Oluwatobi who is a naturalized American has shown a consistent display of talent and brains since her pre-school in the USA.

He May look like a 'street dude', But This Nigerian Student Has a 5.0 GPA

18 year old Akintunde Ahmad (pictured above) doesn't look like your average brilliant student. He could be and has been mistaken for a street thug, because of his looks, his sweatpants, gold chain and dreadlocks, but you know what they say, never judge a book by its cover.

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill 2 Farmers In Anambra

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked and killed two farmers in Omasi, an agricultural community in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra state.

During the visit of the state governor, Willie Obiano, to Anambra State Teaching Hospital, Amaku, where the injured was receiving treatment, it was gathered that the hostility began when the herdsmen invaded the farms of the villagers with their cattle and destroyed their crops.

Man Attacks Police Officer with Machete to Evade Arrest

A-20-year-old man, Segun Ogunleye, was arraigned before an Abeokuta magistrate court, sitting in Isabo, for attempted murder of a police officer.

The suspect, of Araromi area, Abeokuta, was reported to have attacked one Constable Bolorunduro Mayegun with a cutlass on forehead and hand to evade arrest.

Twin Bomb Explosion Rock Kenya

A deadly twin bomb explosion rocked Mombasa, Kenya yesterday May 3rd, killing at least 3 people, and injuring several others.

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Dr Sid's Birthday Pictures With Mavins @ Quilox

After an elaborate lunch with well wishers and fans that participated in the Surulere campaign, Dr.Sid celebrated further with the Mavin crew and more fans at Quilox which was hosted by Abk & Peju Adewusi.Continue to see more photos...

PHOTOS: Alex Ibru's Daughter, Uvie Ibru Weds Maxwell Peile in London

Uvie, one of the daughters of late Guardian publisher Alex Ibru and wife Maiden, married her man, Maxwell Herbert Peile before friends and family in London today May 3rd. Their traditional held in Lagos on March 3rd. Congrats to them. Continue to see more photos...

PHOTOS: #BringBackOurGirls Protests Hold in Newyork and D.C

Nigerians living in New York City took to the streets of New York yesterday to protest the kidnap of over 250 Chibok schoolgirls. They were joined by other non-Nigerians who walked with them in solidarity. The protesters all adorned Africa headgear as they walked the streets and finally stopped at the Union Square in New York. Another group protested in D.C. See more photos after the cut...

Nigerian doctor killed by husband in the US has been laid to rest

The 36 year old Nigerian Medical doctor who was shot dead by her 63 year old husband, Martin Ebegbodi on Saturday March 22nd at their home in West Harris County, Houston, Texas, has been buried.

Dr Isioma Awele Ebegbodi was buried yesterday May 3rd in the US. Pictured right are her children, who are now staying with family members, because their mother is dead and their father is in prison.

Cinema Release of Half of a Yellow Sun Postponed

The highly anticipated movie, Half of a Yellow Sun(HOAYS) will no longer be showing today in the cinema as earlier announced. This is due to delay in obtaining public viewing certification from Censor’s Board. A new cinema date will be announced as soon as regulatory issues are sorted out.
We appreciate everybody that has shown any form of concern to what has been tagged the biggest movie from Africa, we assure you that the movie will be worth the wait.

Nigerian Govt. Blocks Lamido Sanusi From Travelling Abroad; Seizes His Passport Again

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services, alias SSS, on Saturday night blocked the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, from boarding a Turkish airline flight for a planned trip to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj, a witness and a spokesperson for Mr. Sanusi have told PREMIUM TIMES.

PHOTO: Hollywood Actor James Franco Exposes Pubic Hair On Instagram

He's only 36 but he seems to be having some kind of mid-life crisis. First was his recent scandal involving a 17 year old girl who he tried to pick up online, and since then James Franco has been looking for more attention on social media by tweeting pics that many feel are inappropriate.

Who Wore it Better? Rihanna vs Nigerian Model, Fancy Acholonu

Rihanna was at the iheart radio music awards last night wearing a see through dress by Givenchy that Nigerian model, Fancy Acholonu wore on the runway. Who wore it better? Rihanna's hair though!

Abuja is Under Siege — Retired Army Generals

Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade (retd.)
There are indications that the Boko Haram attack on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Thursday might not be last of the deadly onslaughts on the seat of the Federal Government.

Barely three weeks after the sect carried out a car bomb attack on a motor park in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, killing over 75 persons, the sect attacked the same vicinity again with another car bomb, which claimed about 30 lives on Thursday evening.

Chris Brown to Spend his 25th Birthday in Jail

Chris Brown will be spending his 25th birthday in jail after a judge denied him bail again on Thurs. May 1st at a hearing in L.A. Superior Court.

After seven weeks in jail, the Loyal singer was hoping to be out in time for his birthday which will be May 5th, but he'll have to spend at least another week in jail as his next hearing won't be until May 9.

Female Celebs Prefer Second-Hand Husbands - Etcetera

Article published May 3rd in Saturday Punch, page 31. Apparently the singer is now a columnist for Punch. He writes about Nigerian female celebs and their preference for second hand husband. (whatever that means). Read below...

Southern States Prepare Against Boko Haram

Governments of states in the southern part of the country are bracing for possible attacks by the Boko Haram sect. There are fears that the sect, which has its base in the North-East, may extend its targets to the South.

The terrorist group had claimed responsibility for several attacks and kidnappings in the northern part of the country, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Kidnapped Girls: Patience Jonathan Takes Over Investigation

Wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Friday night practically took over investigation into the case of girls who were abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, on April 15.

At a time her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, was setting up a fact-finding committee on the matter, she was presiding over a five-hour marathon meeting of stakeholders that ended at about 11pm.

How Borno Governor caused kidnap of Chibok schoolgirls – WAEC

“The Borno state government also refused to relocate the students from Chibok to safer places like Maiduguri.”

The kidnap of over 250 schoolgirls in Chibok may not have occurred if the Borno State Government had heeded the advice of an examination body, fresh facts have emerged.

Aware of the poor security situation in Borno and worried about the safety of students, the West African Examination Council, WAEC, declined to conduct its Senior School Certificate Examination in unsafe parts of Borno, including Chibok.

US Embassy in Nigeria Warns of Possible Terror Attack on Sheraton Hotel in Lagos

The United States Embassy in Nigeria today Friday May 2nd issued a warning to U.S citizens, asking them to avoid Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, and also said 'groups associated with terrorism' are planning an attack on Sheraton Hotel in Lagos.

The warning was posted on their website. Continue to read the full statement...

Photos: Friends Throw Adaeze Yobo Surprise Birthday Party

The former beauty queen and Joseph Yobo's wife turned a year older recently and her friends threw her a surprise birthday party in Turkey. See more pics after the cut...

PHOTOS: 2face and Annie Idibia's Adorable 4 Month old daughter, Olivia

She looks so much like her older sister, Isabella Idibia. She's soooo cute! See another pic after the cut

Aisha Sesay & Janelle Monae lend voices to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign

Leading CNN news anchor Aisha Sesay and US music star, Janelle Monae today learnt their voices to the growing campaign for the release of abducted schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno. Continue...

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