Thursday, 18 September 2014
Matthew Knowles has given Beyonce and Solange another sibling after DNA tests prove he fathered a girl in 2010 with lingerie model turned real estate agent, TaQoya Branscomb.
TaQoya had claimed in July that Matthew was the father of her 4 year old daughter, and he was ordered by the Texas courts to take a paternity test. According to TMZ, the paternity test came out today and it showed 99.998% probability that Mr Knowles is the father.
Now Taqoya can move forward with her child support case against Mathew.
As the war against terror by the Nigerian military continues, a high ranking member of terror group, Boko Haram, was yesterday September 17th captured by the military after a failed attempted attack on Konduga in Borno state. The sect members actually made a second attempt into Konduga after the military celebrated its victory against them yesterday afternoon. The captured terror leader is currently at a military facility where he is receiving treatment.
In a related development, one soldier was killed after an ambush was laid by the sect members in Benishek, Borno state. Four motorcycles were captured from the terror group after the attack. See the tweets after the cut...
A former Ukrainian minister named Vitaly Zhuravskywas was attacked two days ago September 16th by an angry mob as he walked past a crowd outside the parliament building in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital.
The minister was grabbed by the screaming mob and bundled head first into the half full rubbish bin and they proceeded to pelt him with the rubbish, pour water on him and hit him on the head with a car tyre. They are mad at him and other lawmakers because of Ukraine's recent trade pact with EU. See photos after the cut...
This is a press release I just received from a group...and erm...I really don't know how to do an intro but it looks like Nigerian LBGTs (Lesbian, Bisexuals, Gays and Transgender) filed a suit against the Federal Govt stating that the anti-gay law is unconstitutional. Find the press release below..
Whilst the whole world looks & waits with baited breaths on whether Scotland would gain her independence from the UK after over 300 years as part of the Union. Nigerian LGBTs along with Messers Ebah Joseph Teriah [claimant] and Joseph Ebah [Enahoro and Associates] legal brief for the claimant also await with baited breaths, to learn the outcome of his Justice Abdu Kafarati ‘s ruling on the claim filed against the Federal Govt in the Abuja High Court earlier this year. Ruling due on September 25th
A 38 year old South African football coach, Steven Darlugar (pictured above), was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos for drug trafficking.
The married father of one was arrested during screening before boarding an Arik Air flight to South Africa. He is said to have neatly packaged the drugs which tested positive for methamphetamine in a compartment before it was discovered by officials.
When interrogated, Steven said he was promised $6,000 if he successfully trafficked the drug and that he ventured into the crime to support his family as the money he was making as a coach wasn't enough
Below is a press release from The Force Headquarters
Today at about 12noon, a group of villagers in Kamba, Kebbi State, were about to lynch a national of Niger Republic, named Adamu Gaya, on suspicion of involvement in an alleged ritual murder of a young girl. The Police rescued and brought him into protective custody.
However, irate villagers attacked the Police station and destroyed the communication base. They also burnt two (2) Police vehicles, and nine (9) motorcycles.
TV/radio personality Toke Makinwa and popular comedian, Bovi have been unveiled as hosts for this year’s edition of Nigeria’s biggest and most prestigious music awards, The Headies. The 9th season of The Headies will hold on October 25th, 2014 and will feature some of the biggest performances and side attractions ever witnessed on the Headies stage. See more photos of the host after the cut...
Formal FCT minister, Mallam Nasir El Rufai has reacted to the statement released yesterday by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor-led Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, where he (El-Rufai) was accused of trying to tarnish the image of Oritsejafor (read here).
In a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Muyiwa Adekeye, Mallam El Rufai advised the CAN President to look beyond his bling and answer questions surrounding the private jet seized by SA authorities and his involvement in the controversy. Find the statement below...
When light unexpectedly shines on murkiness, those exposed by the stinging rays often berate the light rather than regret the muck. That is the plight of Ayo Oritsejafor whose private jet was identified as the vessel impounded by the South African authorities for ferrying $9.3m cash into their country.
Kenya. Alusa. Age: 33.
Actor, Radio Drama Director and MC Alusafrom Nairobi, Kenya, is married and has three children. His favourite food is ugali with chicken stew and traditional vegetables. His favourite book is TD Jakes’ He-Motions and he likes watching National Geographic, The Exes and Nigerian movies on TV. On the music front, he enjoys listening to Sauti-Sol, Mafikizolo, P.Square, YoussouN’Dour and Salif Keita. One of his favourite films, Training Day, features one of his favourite actors: Denzel Washington.
25-year-old Kayode Akanni, (pictured above) has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command attached to the Ayetoro Division for defiling a three -year- old girl in, Punch reports.
While parading him before the press, the state Police spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi said Kayode had tricked the little girl into his room then ha sex with her. He said the parents of the little girl discovered the damage on her private part and when asked who touched her, the little girl mentioned the young man's name. Her parents immediately made a report at the police station and he was arrested ..
15 Nigerian soldiers who refused orders from their superior to go to the war front and fight members of the insurgency group, Boko Haram in Adamawa state recently, were yesterday September 17th sentenced to 4 years imprisonment by a military court that sat at the 23rd Armoured Brigade in Yola in Adamawa state.
The sentenced soldiers who had been in detention for over three weeks were convicted on charges ranging from insubordination, dereliction of duty and refusal to undertake order assigned to them in the war against the sect members.
Lisa Coleman (left), 38, was pronounced dead at 6:23pm today in Huntsville, Texas. She had been on death row for the past eight years, after being convicted of the 2004 death of her girlfriend's 9yr old son, Davontae Williams (right) who had been beaten and bound, and whose body bore more than 250 scars when officials discovered him on July 26, 2004. He had also been starved, weighing a mere 35 pounds at the time of his death.
Witnesses said Coleman appeared to be at peace with the execution on Wednesday telling her jailers: 'I'm ready. I know where I'm going. I'm not bitter, just ready'. She then smiled and blew kisses at the supporters gathered at her execution and said 'God bless you all'. Her last words were directed at her fellow inmate, Darlie Routier. 'Tell them I finished strong.' Coleman was given a lethal injection at 6pm and was pronounced dead at 6:23pm. No one showed up to represent the victim, Davontae.
President Jonathan has approved the award of 2013/2014 National Honours to 305 Nigerians and friends of Nigeria. One of those to be award is the Head Presidential Steward, Mr Isaac Onuh, who will be awarded Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
The award ceremony will take place on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Find the full list of awardees after the cut...
The Synagogue Church of all Nations has released an official statement via their Facebook page on the building collapse within their premises on Friday September 12th which has so far claimed over 77 lives. They say it was an attack on the church and in particular, their leader, T.B Joshua and have vowed to reveal the persons behind it. (they shared this pic purportedly showing an aircraft close to the building minutes before the building collapse) Find the statement below..
Emmanuel – God is with us.The pain of one is the pain of all. It is indeed a sad and painful moment for the families and friends who have lost loved ones. It is equally so for us in The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (The SCOAN), under the leadership of Prophet T.B. Joshua.
Nigerian Music Legend, Innocent “2Face” Idibia is 39 today September 18th. Born in Jos today exactly 39 years ago, the singer is celebrating his birthday by contributing to society.
The Legend is currently on a radio tour talking aboutProstate Cancer with the CECP Nigeria in the#BigWarAgainstCancer project. 2Face through his Foundation, (The 2face Foundation) will then proceed on a Prostate Cancer Awareness Walk from Keffi Street junction (Total Petrol Station) on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi to Falomo roundabout.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
17 people have been confirmed dead following an explosion at the Federal College of Education in Kano.
According to a breaking news report, a bomb blast went off at the Federal College of Education in Kano. Details are sketchy but residents of Kabuga area where the school is located say sporadic gunshots followed immediately the bomb went off this afternoon. The whole place is said to be in a chaos right now. Armed security are said to have gone to the area...
Keston Okoro, a member of the Delta State House of Assembly representing Udu constituency, was yesterday September 16th sent out of the floor of the Assembly for improper dressing.
The House Speaker Hon Peter Onwunsanya gave the order after a member of the house, Daniel Mayuku raised an objection to the mode of dressing of the lawmaker, saying that his dressing fell short of the rules and regulations of the House.
"My dear Speaker and members of this House, as honorable members, we are here to work according to the rules and regulations of this House.
"I pioneered indigenous rap music and today it has become lucrative and fashionable. Yet, these young musicians shy away from that fact. They try to hide it. If I don’t blow my trumpet, nobody will do it. But I deserve an award, recognition and endorsement because a lot of people look up to me as their mentor.
The Nigeria Military authorities have retired the former General Officer Commanding the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Maj. Gen. Abubakar Mohammed, who was attacked by soldiers at their barracks in Maiduguri on May 14th. The soldiers have since been sentenced to death for that action by a military court.
According to Punch, Mohammed was retired after he was recalled to the Headquarters of the Nigerian Army without posting for months after the soldiers’ attempt on his life.
It was gathered from a top military source in Abuja that the Army authorities quietly retired him last month.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has defended the controversial $9.3 million seized from a private jet by South African immigration on September 5th. In a diplomatic discussion it opened with the South African government yesterday September 16th, FG said they are aware of the deal (money was meant to procure arms) and have presented documents on the transaction process to the South African govt as proof that the entire operation involving the seized aircraft belonging to CAN president, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, was genuine.
A source who spoke with Vanguard confirmed the on-going discussion between the two governments and said the seized aircraft has been released by the South African government. The source added that the money was seized following failure by Nigerian delegates to declare the money at South African airport
CAN reacts, attacks El Rufai, Lai Mohammed & Sahara Reporters over reports on seized aircraft in South Africa
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, released a statement yesterday reacting to reports about the seized private jet in South Africa that implicated its National President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor. CAN called out El Rufai and APC national spokesperson, Lai Mohammed for attacking Oritsejafor and Sahara Reporters for reporting in their own words 'falsehood'. Find the statement below
Our attention has been drawn to the desperation of some elements working for a particular political party within our society to tarnish the image of the President of Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor. They are working for the All Progressives Congress and they are not unknown to us.
A few days ago, rumors spread that Beyonce was pregnant with her second child after Jay Z changed his lyrics to mention a new baby during the Paris stop of their On the Run Tour. (Read here). It looks like it may not be true because yesterday pictures of Beyonce holding a full champagne glass to celebrate the end of their On the Run tour popped up online.
This power couple have a way of shutting down rumours. No need to release a statement or tweet, just release photos ...
President Jonathan appealed to members of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT to return to the classrooms on Sept. 22 as there is no known case of Ebola in the country at the moment. Below is what he said...
"We have been able to manage Ebola and the whole world is happy with us and we must tell the whole world that we have managed Ebola and no Nigerian should be segregated because of Ebola. In fact Osun State was to have their festival and the news came to me to cancel it I said no, Ebola is no longer a threat in Nigeria and we must tell the world that we have been able to contained Ebola."
Generator fumes has killed a man, his wife and all his 3 children in Ipoyewa community of Ikorodu, Lagos. The bodies of the family was discovered by neighbours last Friday September 12th in their home. All five suffocated to death after inhaling fumes from a generator which they'd kept in their room. According to neighbours, the man bought the generator just two days before the unfortunate incident and was afraid it will be stolen if left outside so he kept it inside his 2-room apartment.
A 45-year-old-woman yesterday Tuesday September 16th allegedly walked out alive from the rubble of the collapsed building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos.
Ibrahim Farinloye, the PRO of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, South-West Zone, told journalists in Lagos that the woman walked out on her own at 2a.m very early today but the woman was not identified.
Two days ago, precisely September 15, there were reports that a private jet was seized and two Nigerians were being investigated for trying to smuggling $9.3 million in cash into South Africa (read here). It turns out that the private jet the money was found in belongs to the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN president, Ayo Oritsejafor via a company he co-owns, Eagle Air. But in a statement released yesterday September 16, Pastor Oritsejafor said he had leased the jet to another company so had no control over the use of the jet.
"On behalf of Pastor Oritsejafor, we can confirm that although he holds an interest in Eagle Air, the aircraft in question is not operated by Pastor Oritsejafor. The aircraft was leased to, and is operated by Green Coast Produce Limited since August 2” a statement from the church read.
South African president, Jacob Zuma announced today that 67 of its citizens died in the Synagogue building collapse that occurred on September 12th. The South Africans were in Nigeria to seek spiritual help and were staying at the guest house before it collapsed. Read the full statement from President Zuma after the cut...
Super Eagles defender and Chelsea star who is currently on loan to Middlesbrough, Kenneth Omeruo got himself a brand new 2014 Range Rover in the UK where he lives. 21 year old Kenneth pictured above this past Saturday 'washing' the car with a few friends. See more photos after the cut...
Daily Trust is reporting that about 50 men and women were abducted after an attack on Gulak community in Adamawa state on Saturday September 13th.
The residents of the community reportedly confirmed that the attack took place and people, including married women were loaded into trucks and taken away.
Musa Uba, a resident of Husra village in Michika LGA which is one of the villages that came under heavy attack said able-bodied young men were forcefully converted into the sect after recruitment efforts through preaching failed to attract volunteers.
13 out of the 18 soldiers standing trial for participating in the mutiny (revolt action) against their General Officer Commanding, Maj. Gen. Ahmed Mohammed at the newly created 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri on May 12th have been sentenced to death by a military court that sat in Abuja yesterday night September 15th.
Five others were discharged and acquitted while one was jailed for 28 days with hard labor.
The soldiers had on May 14th revolted against poor remuneration and lack of sophisticated weapons to fight Boko Haram. On that particular day, the soldiers lost their cool after seeing the corpse of some of their colleagues killed by Boko Haram men. They immediately opened fire on their GOC, who luckily escaped unhurt.
Monday, 15 September 2014
Praise Fowowe, a relationship expert who is a self confessed sex addict turned relationship and sex counselor, in this incisive piece gave reasons why the marriages of some top pastors are packing up. Find his thought provoking piece below
1. A man of God is not God, he is a man: Unfortunately, we treat our men of God as if they are spirits who don't live in human body. What do we expect when we saddle them with our numerous issues. Unfortunately, many are not wise to say no to church members whose lives will continue if they drop dead. Church members have academic, financial, and even marital problems, they go to the pastor as if the man is built to solve every problem and in our quest to prove that we are superstars, we also fail to embrace the use of professionals who are trained in these things because of our hidden fear of respect. What stops a man of God who knows his marriage is in danger to take a back seat and allow a church member whose marriage is a model take a message on a Sunday that marriage is meant to be discussed? You are not built to solve every problem.
A few weeks after mentioning in an interview that he hoped his ex-wife Tameka Raymond would stop using his last name if he ever married again, Usher admits he's getting closer to tying the knot again.
In an interview on Extra with Angie Martinez Usher said;
“I’ve been even more excited about the idea of it. It could be the fact that I’ve spent the last year at everybody’s damn wedding, like I’ve become damn near the wedding singer, know what I mean?”
Usher has been dating his manager and Def Jam exec Grace Miguel, 47, since 2009.
Two Nigerians and an Israeli citizen who tried to smuggle $9.3 million in cash into the South Africa on September 5th are currently being investigated by South African police.
According to South Africa's City Press newspaper, the money which was in bundles of unused $100 bills packed in three suitcase were transported in a small business jet, a bombadier Challenger 600 with a Nigerian crew and piloted by Captain Tunde Ojongbede.
The jet departed from Abuja and when it arrived South Africa, the money was discovered and when asked, the men said it was for the purchase of arms for the Nigerian security services.
Pretty 26 year old woman, Chantae Gilman, is being accused of breaking into her neighbour's house and raping him.
A Seattle woman has been charged with raping a man who told cops he awoke in his bed to find his attacker sexually assaulting him while she had his hands pinned down, according to a police report. Chantae Gilman, 26, was charged this week in connection with the alleged June 2013 attack inside the 31-year-old victim’s Seattle apartment. Gilman has prior felony convictions for attempted robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle, as well as several misdemeanor convictions, according to court records.
Movie producer Tchidi Chikere and his actress wife Nuella Njubigbo are expecting their first child together. The father of three proudly showed off his wife's baby bump by sharing pics on twitter. The couple are currently in the US to await the birth of their child. They got married in March this year.
Django Unchained actress, Daniele was handcuffed for kissing her white husband because police assumed she was a prostitute
Django Unchained actress, Daniele Watts was handcuffed by police officers after she was seen kissing her white husband because the police men assumed she was a prostitute.
Daniele, who took to Facebook to share her ordeal, said she was with her husband Brian James on a busy street in Hollywood on September 2nd and a few minutes after the couple kissed, policemen (who had been called by unknown persons) approached them and asked to see their ID cards. Daniele refused and that was when her ordeal started.