Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lagos Ranks Third On CNN’s List Of World's Most Stressful Cities

Lagos Ranks Third On CNN’s List Of World's Most Stressful Cities


According to a new study by CNN, Lagos ranks third on the list of most stressful cities in the world. The list was compiled based on factors ranging from traffic levels, public transport, percentage of green spaces, financial status of citizens including debt levels, physical and mental health, and the hours of sunlight the city gets per year.

Lagos ranked third behind Baghdad in Iraq and Kabul in Afghanistan. Other cities on the list include Dakar, Cairo, Tehran and more.

On the list of stress-free cities however, Germany leads the way with 4 cities in the top 10 including Stuttgart, Hanover, Munich and Hamburg.

See full list below:

BellaNaija - Lagos ranks third on CNN's list of most stressful cities in the World
Oprah Winfrey, P. Diddy,Shonda Rhimes & More Honoured As Forbes’ 100 Greatest Living Business Minds

Oprah Winfrey, P. Diddy,Shonda Rhimes & More Honoured As Forbes’ 100 Greatest Living Business Minds


To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Forbes Magazine released a special issue that features essays, lessons, and ideas for the next 100 years from today’s most influential business leaders around the world.

The 100 quotes are meant to inspire and inform future entrepreneurs, the generation that will build and shape the next century.

While creating the list, Forbes included people who have either created something with a lasting impact on the world or innovated in a way that transcends their given field.

The notable honorees  on the world’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds list include: Giorgio Armani, Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Bono, Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jack Dorsey, Bill Gates, Paul McCartney, Rupert Murdoch, Elon Musk, Miuccia Prada, Shonda Rhimes, Sheryl Sandberg, Carlos Slim, Donald Trump, Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Welch, Mark Zuckerberg, Martha Stewart, among others.
Check out the quotes from the six African Americans on the list:
Sean “Diddy” Combs:
If I give the customers my best and service them differently, whether music, clothing or vodka, I’ll get a return on my hard work.
Oprah Winfrey:
I’d said to my partner Stedman, ‘What am I going to talk about for ten days and ten nights at Nelson Mandela’s house?’ And Stedman said, ‘Why don’t you try listening?’
Patrice Motsepe:
We ran our business differently and it worked–we paid our workers based on profitability, with bonuses based on aspirational targets.
Shonda Rhimes:
Storytelling remains basic: It’s just a campfire, the human connection that says you’re not alone.
Russell Simmons:
If you’re present and awake, you become this great thinker, this great worker. You become a fine-tuned machine.
Berry Gordy, Jr:
If you do the right thing, the right thing will come to you.
Read the full article on www.forbes.com.
Eedris Abdulkareem Talks Politics, Mr Eazi, Davido In New Interview

Eedris Abdulkareem Talks Politics, Mr Eazi, Davido In New Interview


Veteran Nigerian artiste Eedris Abdulkareem in a recent explosive chat with Goldmyne TV spoke about the state of Nigerian politics. He also called out fellow artistes Mr Eazi and Davido for their some of their recent actions.

The rapper lamented the fake nature of most Nigerians which doesn’t let most people speak up against the happenings in the country. He attacked Mr Eazi for saying he brought the “Ghanaian sound to Nigeria” and also called out Davido for his attack on Dele Momodu.

Watch the video below:

Model,Nonhlanhla Mazibuko In Fear After Abusive Lover Gets Bail

Model,Nonhlanhla Mazibuko In Fear After Abusive Lover Gets Bail



Sowetan model Nonhlanhla Mazibuko has been living in fear since her boyfriend was released on bail of R1500 just two days after he was arrested for physically assaulting her, Sunday World reports.

The 25-year-old spent a week in the hospital after her skull was almost pried open by her DJ boyfriend last month.

According to Mazibuko, her boyfriend had complained about her work as a model and wanted her to stop. She said:
His biggest problem was that I kept working against his will. He kept telling me to leave modeling. He used to beat me up when I came from work but I thought he would stop.
On the night he beat me up, he went through my phone and found chats between my me and my cousin about a gig I was going to attend. He was also angry that I bought a new phone and had a new weave. He said I got the items from other men. He took his wooden cricket bat and started hitting. He beat me on my head and upper body. I thought I was going to die.
My mother came to his place and found me lying in a pool of blood. She went to the police station to open a case. Police at Moroka police station refused to open a case. They said I should do it myself. I could not walk
Mazibuko said she was disappointed that the court granted him bail despite the severity of her injuries explaining that she is still terrified to walk around Soweto, in case he comes back to hurt her.
Police spokesman Kay Makhubela said about the case:
The man was arrested and appeared in court. He was released on bail of R1500 and will appear in court against later this month.
The Truth About The Indigenous People Of Biafra- Ivie Omoregie

The Truth About The Indigenous People Of Biafra- Ivie Omoregie



By  Ivie Omoregie

Over the last few months a lot of media attention has been placed on the growing Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement.

Led by the now infamous Nnamdi Kanu, the group is demanding for the right to self determination according to UN Charter and African Union Charter on Human and People’s Rights, which clearly states that:

Indigenous People have the right to Self-determination. By virtue of that right, they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development
Many people have asked me many questions on this topic, hence why I want to answer these questions in this article.

What Do They Want?
 
The harsh truth is that the majority of the IPOB supporters believe they have been marginalized and are not being fairly represented at the federal level. Considering that Igbo people represent roughly 18% of the nation’s population (32 million people), many have noted the fact that since the inception of the country, only 2 Igbo men have held prominent positions in the Federal Government.

Many have stressed that there seems to be clear discrimination – as certain elements of the basic infrastructure, which they believe they need to further develop their business abilities –  have been “intentionally withheld”. They further stress that for the last 3 decades the Igbo population has significantly contributed to the gross domestic product of the country, yet their contributions have not been adequately acknowledged at the federal level (all must agree that with regard to trading, people of Igbo origin tend to have an unrivalled rate of success).

This notion was further antagonized when President Buhari made a statement after his inauguration where he openly declared that he would not be in favor of any section of the country who might have voted against him during the 2015 elections (from official electoral votes, most states in the south-south and south-eastern regions of Nigeria would be captured by this statement).

All these grievances have lead to cries for self-determination; in essence segregating them from governance by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and creating a new country to be known as Biafra.
We Biafrans, in pursuit of our inalienable, irreducible and God given right to restore our stolen sovereignty, do hereby state that we do not require the permission of the Nigerian State or her government officials to grant us our natural freedoms

How Do They Want To Achieve This?
 
The IPOB group has demanded for a referendum (or if simply put, a restructuring of the country), whereby a simple question is put to public vote, and the public responds with a simple yes or no answer; for example ‘Should Biafra be an independent country?’.

In other jurisdictions referendums are held where there is a need to make a change to the countries constitution or to change an existing law. Referendums may be done at different levels of government (i.e. Federal or State) and the criteria for each referendum may vary depending on the circumstances, however on average it is by simple majority (i.e. 51% in favor).

Unfortunately under the 1999 Nigerian Constitution there is no such thing as “Referendum”; and thus the term is unknown to Nigerian law. Therefore for a referendum to be held in Nigeria, the National Assembly must first change the Constitution to this effect, before embarking on the actual referendum. As we have seen over the years, since the inception of the 1999 Constitution amendment of same has been extremely complicated, bureaucratic and time consuming.

How Do They Know They Will Win?
 
Many critics have stressed that seeing as the entire Igbo population only represents 18% of the total population of the country, how do the IPOB intend to achieve the 51% simple majority they might need to have their wishes met. These people empathize that the notion of a “Republic of Biafra” was contrived several decades ago and every Nigerian knows the damaged this notion caused then… why are things different now.

A spokesman for the IPOB has noted that the intended nation of Biafra would not only consist of the existing Igbo states (Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo) but would also include Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, and Rivers states as well as Igbanke in Edo state, Igala in Kogi State. With this new geographic region, the IPOB population would be significantly more than the 18% representing the Igbo population.

Why Has Nnamdi Kanu Not Been Re-Arrested For Flouting His Bail Conditions?

The blatant truth is that initially arresting Mr. Kanu was unlawful. By virtue of the Nigerian Constitution every Nigerian has: –

1. The right to Freedom of Expression – every individual has the right to hold their own opinions and the right to express these opinions/ideas without interference.

2. The right to Freedom of Assembly and Association – every individual has the right to freely associate and assemble with whom ever they wish to associate and assemble with. They may freely belong to any political party, trade union or other association.

Based on the above premise I believe it was against Mr. Kanu’s Constitutional rights to imprison him in the first instance, thus any bail condition deriving from this illegal arrest is invalid and cannot be enforced. This could also be the reason why Mr. Kanu has so brazenly disregarded and flouted these bail conditions.

Conclusion
 
One thing that I must stress is the fact that it is not all Igbo people whose beliefs align with that of the IPOB, many don’t; even where they do share the same grievances as the IPOB, many do not support the manner in which the issue is being addressed.

Many have claimed that although the IPOB’s demand for self-determination is not synonymous with war or violence, given the history of the issue, this is a highly likely outcome. The truth is, discussions have not been exhausted… yet we are already seeing anarchy and disharmony in some of the states of the country.

Using Lagos State as an example, the Lagos State Government, like many other state governments, also have their own issues with the Federal Government, but rather than requesting for severance from governance by the Federal Government, the Lagos State Government is working around the issues to come to an amicable and legal compromise. Lagos state can survive on its own, without any proceeds from the oil revenues of the country, but still the Lagos State Government chooses to cooperate and does not encourage violence or separative tendencies.

However, in saying this, I cannot help but wonder what would have been of the IPOB movement if Mr. Kanu had not been arrested in the first place. To many, he was simply a rambling lunatic saying his own, but his arrest seems to have agitated certain groups and brought thoughts of “what if” to their minds.
Psquare Cancel America/Canada Tour

Psquare Cancel America/Canada Tour



Nigeria’s foremost twin pop-sensation P-Square are calling off their tour of America/Canada in the midst of rumors of another rift between them.

 Paul (Rudeboy) revealed this on his Instagram page in reply to a question posed by a follower. The follower requested to know the status of their tour as they have not spoken about it in a while. Paul the replied that it would not be happening.

 BellaNaija - P-Square tour of America/Canada "not happening" - Rudeboy (Paul P-Sqaure)

This is coming in the wake of fresh rumors of a rift between the two brothers.

Photo Credit: Instagram – @rudeboypsquare
 Stephanie Linus’ Pink Outfit For #MBGN2017

Stephanie Linus’ Pink Outfit For #MBGN2017


Nollywood Actress Stephanie Linus was one of the judges at the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2017 pageant event. She dazzled in a stunning pink dress and no doubt looked red carpet fabulous!

The gorgeous outfit which was designed by Enthyst Fashion Klinik had bold ruffles on the neck and snug her waist perfectly before flowing all the way down to her feet.

Complimenting a subtle, glowy makeup done by Jane, Stephanie’s hair was pulled back into a pretty low bun with minimal silver accessories for her ears and wrist.
Her whole look oozed poise, confidence, and elegance.

See more photos below!


Photo Credit: BMB Photography | @mofebamuyiwa
Gabrielle Union Exudes Hotness In New Issue Of Complex Magazine

Gabrielle Union Exudes Hotness In New Issue Of Complex Magazine


Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union shared exclusive photos with Complex Magazine which she creatively directed and according to her there has never been a “more black, authentic version of me that’s ever been captured“.

These photos of the  44-year-old star shot by lifestyle photographer, April Belle oozes confidence and shows her in all her melanin glory.Speaking to the magazine, she talks

Speaking to the magazine, she talks about how she doesn’t want to be referred to as #relationshipgoals when it comes to her marriage to Dwayne Wade, as it takes a lot of hard work and couples counselling, she also speaks on her suing BET and she speaks on how 20 years later she has found her voice.



Read excerpts:

On these photos: I don’t think there is a more black, authentic version of me that’s ever been captured. Like, my joy, my comfort, I finally feel like I have a sense of worth and value, I felt like it all came together, I thought, ‘What better way to introduce myself to a new group of people as a whole person, as a happy person?’ These pictures reflect who the f**k I am and how I feel about myself.


On being referred to as relationship goals: People are like ‘goals’; me and D are like, ‘wtf?’ We’ve kind of figured it out now, but I guess maybe we should tweet live from couples’ therapy, And when you ask us we’re gonna tell you, there’s a process to happy.


On getting one-dimensional roles and taking charge: It was like I went from Cradle to the Grave to Bad Boys 2 and then I just started kissing boys and that was all anybody wanted me to be—the girl from the right side of the tracks who’s sexually repressed and just needs good d**k and the right handsome man to straighten her life out—and that’s sort of what I became. I’d rather bet on myself and have a bit more control than put my life and my quote in somebody else’s hands, especially with the genre that I want to get back into.

On Suing BET on breach of contract: When it came time to take a stand I was like I would rather go broke fighting for the right thing than give up the bit of gains that I was promised. That’s not gonna happen.

Gov.Rochas Gets 27 Birthday Cakes From Women Of 27 Local Governments In Imo

Gov.Rochas Gets 27 Birthday Cakes From Women Of 27 Local Governments In Imo



With his birthday still 3 days away, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has begun celebrations, as he’s received 27 cakes from women from the 27 local government areas in the state.
The excited governor shared photos of the celebration on his Twitter with the caption:
Its not yet my birthday, but the sound of celebration and drum rolls begins, a show of love as women from 27LGA with 27cakes visits me today.
See  post and photo below:

Women from 27 Local Governments gift Governor Rochas with 27 Cakes for Birthday - BellaNaija



Photo Credit: GovernorRochas
New Video:Sam Smith- Too Good At Goodbyes

New Video:Sam Smith- Too Good At Goodbyes


If listening to Sam Smith‘s comeback single “Too Good at Goodbyes” gave you all the feels, wait until you watch the official video.

The emotional clip directed by Luke Monaghan, opens with a close-up of a forlorn-looking Smith staring at the ground as he sings a wordless melody in what looks like a recording studio.

As the full track kicks in Smith looks up into the lens and sings the first lines standing in an alley with a grand piano player backing him up. Cut to a series of couples staring into each other’s eyes and Sam slow dancing with an unseen lover, gripping his back in an embrace that hints at
melancholy.

The rest of the clip cuts between scenes of Smith singing in the studio and glimpses of the couples slow dancing, kissing, crying and turning away from each other in what look like scenes of relationships breaking down.


Watch the video below:

Monday, September 18, 2017

Full List Of Winners For 2017 Emmy Awards

Full List Of Winners For 2017 Emmy Awards


Last night, the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2016 until May 31, 2017, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The event was held at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California with Stephen Colbert as the host.

See the full list of winners below...

DRAMA SERIES

Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
House of Cards
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Claire Foy, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Robin Wright, House of Cards

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

LIMITED SERIES

Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
Genius
The Night Of

TV MOVIE

Black Mirror: “San Junipero”
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Sherlock: “The Lying Detective”
The Wizard of Lies

LEAD ACTRESS, TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES

Carrie Coon, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

LEAD ACTOR, TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: “The Lying Detective”
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
John Turturro, The Night Of

COMEDY SERIES

Atlanta
Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Allison Janney, Mom
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets
Donald Glover, Atlanta
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

VARIETY TALK SERIES

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Real Time with Bill Maher

DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner, Drunk History
Andy Fisher, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Paul Pennolino, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Jim Hoskinson, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

David E. Kelley, Big Little Lies
Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: San Junipero
Noah Hawley, Fargo
Ryan Murphy, Feud: Bette and Joan
Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam & Ryan Murphy, Feud: Bette and Joan
Richard Price & Steven Zaillian, The Night Of

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Vince Gilligan, Better Call Saul
Stephen Daldry, The Crown
Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale
Kate Dennis, The Handmaid’s Tale
Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland
The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things
Jonathan Nolan, Westworld

REALITY COMPETITION SERIES

The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Donald Glover, Atlanta
Stephen Glover, Atlanta
Aziz Ansari, Lena Waithe, Master of None
Alec Berg, Silicon Valley
Billy Kimball, Veep
David Mandel, Veep

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Saturday Night Live

SUPPORTING ACTOR, TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES

Bill Camp, The Night Of
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo
Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan
Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of

DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Jean-Marc Vallee, Big Little Lies
Noah Hawley, Fargo
Ryan Murphy, Feud: Bette and Joan
Ron Howard, Genius
James Marsh, The Night Of
Steve Zaillian, The Night Of

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, The Americans
Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul
Peter Morgan, The Crown
Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale
The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things
Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan, Westworld

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

Billy on the Street
Documentary Now!
Drunk History
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracy Ullman’s Show

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Donald Glover, Atlanta
Jamie Babbit, Silicon Valley
Morgan Sackett, Veep
David Mandel, Veep
Dale Stern, Veep

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES

Judy Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan
Regina King, American Crime
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Judith Light, Transparent
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
John Lithgow, The Crown
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Female Fans Cries On Instagram,Begs Wizkid “Not To Die Yet”

Female Fans Cries On Instagram,Begs Wizkid “Not To Die Yet”



One of Wizkid’s die-hard fan, identified on Instagram as Omobolanle, with the handle, @pretty_omobolanle has taken to the gram to shed tears for her idol, and wished him speedy recovery.

Recall Wizkid, in some series of tweets, said he’d be taking time off from work, as he is beyond ill, and he needs to take care of his health. He wrote in one of his tweets: “If I die today, I die a legend”

The singer also announced that he will be moving the dates of his US Tour because of some health concerns he’s facing. Wizkid had Chicago, Hollywood, Sugar Land, Toronto and New York scheduled as his stops on his tour.

The singer revealed that he will be taking some time off to recover, until his next show which will be in London on September 29, 2017.

He intends to spend this time off with his son until he recovers. He has also urged his fans to pray for him.

See his tweets below;



Now, a die-hard fan has taken to the gram to pray for him, and begged God Almighty to keep Wizkid for his fans worldwide, she also prayed that his Parents won’t cry over him.

Watch:

Annie Idibia Celebrates 2Baba On His Birthday

Annie Idibia Celebrates 2Baba On His Birthday


Nollywood actress Annie Idibia on her Instagram celebrated husband 2Baba on his 42nd birthday.
The actress shared a photo of the two of them in an embrace, and wrote:
I’ll Still Be There When The Sun Is Shinning bright…And When The Rain Is Pouring Down… Happy Birthday My Mine* Eternally Yours

See the post below! 

Bukola Saraki- Declaration Of IPOB As Terrorist Group Unconstitutional

Bukola Saraki- Declaration Of IPOB As Terrorist Group Unconstitutional


The Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organization by the Nigerian Military is unconstitutional.
Saraki made this statement on his official Facebook page, where he said the National Assembly will investigate the crisis in the South-East.

He added that the proscription of the group by governors of the South-East states is also unconstitutional as it doesn’t follow due process.

Read the full statement below:
National Assembly Will Investigate Crisis in South-east
1. Following the clash between the military and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), I hereby call for calm and restraint by all Nigerians so that we would all jointly find the right solution to the current problem rather than worsening the crisis.
2. Our brothers and sisters in the South-east, in particular, should continue to maintain peace and tranquility and go about their lawful business. This crisis will not benefit anybody but would only expose innocent people to unwarranted danger.
3. At this point, Nigerians outside the South-east who have worked to ensure that the crisis does not spread to other parts of the country deserve our commendation. I therefore call for continued efforts to sustain peace, unity and stability in all our communities so as to ensure that all residents, no matter their religion, tribe and creed remain protected and safe under the law.
4. It is also important that commentators and purveyors of information on all media platforms should be conscious of the need, at all times, to maintain the unity of the country. Therefore, they must refrain from circulating information that has the potential for aggravating the crisis. We should all realize, as individuals and as a collective, that Nigeria is all we have and it is in our individual and collective interests that we do not stoke the fire of crisis and fan the ember of discord through the message we are spreading. We must all protect and strengthen our country rather than contributing to her collapse and disintegration.
5. I also wish to state that the announcement of the proscription of the group known as Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by Governors of the South-east states and the categorization of the group as a ‘terrorist organisation’ by the Nigerian military are unconstitutional and does not follow due process. Our laws make clear provisions for taking such actions and without the due process being followed, such declaration cannot have effect. I am sure the President will do the needful by initiating the right process. This will go a long way in demonstrating to the world at large that we are a country that operate by laid down process under every circumstance. So, those who have been hammering on this point should maintain their cool.
6. We must commend the military for their efforts in restoring peace to different parts of the country and sustaining the unity of the country. However, in the face of provocation, the military should allow themselves to be guided by their training which emphasizes respect for human rights, even in war. Also, giving the nature of this particular situation, the military has every reason to be hesitant in the use of force.
7. Also, it is my view that we should not over-stretch the military. We need to protect our military against dissipation of their fighting strength. And this means we need to strengthen the police and equip them with the capacity to deal with civil crisis. That is why we, in the aNational Assembly, are already reviewing the Police Act and also looking at the possibility of enabling other para-military agencies to help in curbing civil unrest and maintenance of law and order.
8. I want to also make it clear that the National Assembly intends to embark on a fact-finding investigation aimed at determining what actually happened during the period of the military exercise in the South-east. We want to be able to sift the facts from the fiction and determine who did what. It is quite clear that all the facts are not yet known. We assure Nigerians that there will be no cover up. We intend to lay the facts bare.
9. On a long term, we want to remind Nigerians that the reason for embarking on constitution review by the National Assembly was to enable us look into issues that are agitating the minds of Nigerians and creating tension among us. We have promised that the exercise would be continuous. We intend to keep that promise by further taking decisions that would strengthen and improve on our structures. The Eighth National Assembly, on resumption, will play its constitutional role by addressing all those issues that are agitating the minds of our people and over which they feel so strong. I appeal to all our people to always direct their grievances to the right channels.
10. Let me further reiterate the need for all leaders of thought -political. religious and traditional- to continue to engage with our people on the need to maintain peace and be our brothers’ keepers.

Signed
Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON
President of the Senate
September 18, 2017
Psquare May Be Having A Cold War Again

Psquare May Be Having A Cold War Again



There's been underground gists that once again, all is not well in the Psquare camp and this past week, we've had our eyes on the social media page of the twins and truth be told, they've been throwing shades and subliminals.

Though no names have been mentioned but just a few minutes ago, one half of the Psquare, Paul Okoye shared a post on Instagram that's a bit obvious who he's referring to.


His caption reads, 'Back to naija. Don't take my silence for granted. Only a woman can come where there's peace and destroy it #youknowyourself. Try me this time, I swear Nyash go open. You will know that blood is thicker and stronger than juju'.

Take note of the keywords, 'Blood is thicker' which means he's referring to someone in his family. Then, the sentence 'Try me this time, I swear Nyash go open' refers to their last fight in 2015 where his twin brother, Peter Okoye did all the talking while Paul kept quite.
Peter has not been silent on social media too. His page is filled with cryptic messages and he's once again started to push his individual brand 'Mr P'.



For their sakes we hope they peacefully resolve this without making it another messy fight.
See more of their social media posts and subs below...


 
Kevin Hart’s Sex Scandal Video Leaks On The Internet

Kevin Hart’s Sex Scandal Video Leaks On The Internet

 
Screenshot of the video | Photo Credit: TMZ



Kevin Hart has in the past week been in the news after he tendered a cryptic apology to his wife and kids on Instagram for his “bad judgement.”

TMZ had reported that the apology was because someone was threatening to release a video of him in a sexually suggestive position with another woman.

The woman was allegedly demanding $10 million to not release the video.

Finally, after Kevin Hart refused to pay the bribe, the video has been leaked to the internet.

As described, the video shows the comedian in a suggestive position with another woman.

While the video is not a sex tape, it shows a man resembling Kevin Hart with another woman in a club, then on the bed.

The camera pans away as the bed begins creaking, showing only legs and the covers of the bed moving.

Later, a man in the form of the comedian is seek walking around the room.

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Lai Mohammed- IPOB Is Sponsored By Looters

Lai Mohammed- IPOB Is Sponsored By Looters



The Minister for Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has said the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is being sponsored by disgruntled people aiming to destabilize the Buhari-administration.
In a press conference on Sunday, the minister, according to PoliticsNGR, said the group is sponsored by “treasury looters” who wish to destabilize the country.

He said the group’s aim is to divert attention from the efforts of the Buhari-administration, and “obliterate” the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said:
Nigerians must understand that IPOB was not set up to fight for the right of anyone or group, but as a tool to destabilize the nation, divert attention from the efforts of the Buhari Administration and obliterate the laudable achievements of the Government.
IPOB is being sponsored by those I will call the Coalition of the Politically Disgruntled and the Treasury Looters. They believe that by sponsoring this group to destabilize the country and trigger chaos, they will realize their ambition of escaping justice and then be free to dip their hands into the nation’s treasury again.
If this is coincidental, then that coincidence is uncanny, at the least. Remember that Nnamdi Kanu, who led a protest at the Nigeria House in London against Boko Haram insurgency and in support of Nigeria’s unity, under the Jonathan Administration, has suddenly metamorphosed into an IPOB monster who will rather set the nation ablaze.
He added that, thankfully, IPOB has failed in its goal. He said if not for the military’s “quick and decisive” intervention, the group could have set the country on fire.
Thankfully, IPOB has failed in its evil machinations. The good people of Nigeria have seen beyond those cheap tactics and have avoided being incited against one another. We must remain vigilant and resolute. We must all say no to the incendiary and divisive tendencies of IPOB and its cohorts.
But for (the military’s) quick and decisive intervention, IPOB could have set the nation on fire. Thanks to the decisiveness of the military, today the Governors of the states in the South east have wisely proscribed IPOB.
 Police Arrest 59 IPOB Members,To Be Tried As Terrorists

Police Arrest 59 IPOB Members,To Be Tried As Terrorists



Abia State Police Commissioner Anthony Ogbizi has said 59 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested following the military’s declaration of the group as a terrorist organisation.

At a press conference in Ariaria police station in Aba, the police paraded 7 suspected IPOB members, and confirmed the death of a police officer after an attack by the group, Vanguard reports.

Ogbizi said all the suspects will be tried under the anti-terrorism act. He said members of the group must be dealt with, and those seen with items identified with the group will be arrested.

He called on citizens who had information as to the whereabouts of the IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu to come forward to divulge the information.

He added that the army has recovered several items, including the coat of arms of Biafra, from Nnamdi Kanu’s house. He said:
As I  am talking to you now, information reaching me  said they have started gathering at Nnamdi Kanu’s house.
Osas Ighodaro Ajibade's Outfit At The Nollywood Travel Film Festival

Osas Ighodaro Ajibade's Outfit At The Nollywood Travel Film Festival



Nollywood actress Osas Ighodaro Ajibade over the weekend attended the maiden edition of the Nollywood Travel Fim Festival.

The festival which celebrates the best of Nigerian cinema was held in Toronto.

The star actress wore a burnt orange sleeveless dress with an exaggerated neckline dress by nigerian fashion house Anasimba by Zita, she finished the look with minimal jewelry and soft glam makeup done by @ashhhhbeauty.

At the festival, Osas was also given a Humanitarian Honor certificate, for being an outstanding individual making a difference in the Nollywood

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Lamboginny Unveils Cover Art And Tracklist For “Salt” Album, Features P-Square,Olamide And Others

Lamboginny Unveils Cover Art And Tracklist For “Salt” Album, Features P-Square,Olamide And Others



Lamboginny just revealed the album art and tracklist to his well-anticipated album – “Salt”.

The 16-track album boasts of three genres (Afro, Reggae and Dancehall), 9 collaborations including Peter (P Square), Olamide, Korede Bello, DJ jimmy Jatt, Small Doctor and veteran jazz artist “Mike Aremu” amongst others.

Production credits include Mystro, Benie Macaulay, STO and C –Mart Max.

The very artistic album art was unveiled via an Instagram post this morning, The Pre–Order link is also out already on iTunes with 3 of the tracks to your gratification. 


The full Salt album would be officially out on the 28th of September 2017.
Video: Be Texas & Deveid Drett – Soy Un Negro

Video: Be Texas & Deveid Drett – Soy Un Negro


France Based African Artistes, BE TEXAS & DEVEID DRETT popularly called Spanien & Negeria teams up to come up with a francophone music titled Soy Un Negro, meaning, “ I am a black man”.
The song Soy Un Negro is simply a music from the heart which speaks on the beauty of being a black man.
The video was shot in Paris, France.
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Christian Numerologist Claims The World Will End On September 23

Christian Numerologist Claims The World Will End On September 23


There are predictions that the world will end on Sept. 23, 2017 following expected collision of a planet with earth.

A Christian numerologist David Meade who made the claim said that strange things were now happening in the world which were predicted in the past as signs of the end time.

Meade said verses in Luke 21: 25 to 26 is the sign that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of the apocalypse.

The verses read:

“25: There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’

“26: Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.’

Sept. 23 is a date that was pinpointed using codes from the Bible, as well as a “date marker” in the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

Meade has built his theory, which is viewed with a widely skeptical lens, on the so-called Planet X, which is also known as Nibiru, which he believes will pass Earth on Sept. 23, causing volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes, according to British newspaper The Sun.

SourceFox News

Saturday, September 16, 2017

#MBGN2017: Miss Kebbi Ugochi Ihezue Crowned The 2017 Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria

#MBGN2017: Miss Kebbi Ugochi Ihezue Crowned The 2017 Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria



Ugochi Ihezue, who represented Kebbi state, emerged the winner of 2017 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant on Friday night.

Ugochi, outshone 35 other beauties at the 30th edition of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria held  at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, to be crowned 2017 MBGN World.

Ugochi was crowned by outgoing queen Unoaku Anyadike.


Other winners for the night include:

  • Miss Amity – Miss Yobe, Ndali Eno
  • Miss Photogenic/Congeniality – Miss Anambra, Maristella Okpala
  • Model of the Year – Miss Kebbi, Ugochi Ihezue
  • Best Costume – Miss Sokoto, Stephanie Agbasi
  • Best Evening Wear – Miss Bayelsa, Rebecca N Hampson
  • MBGN Ecowas – Miss Oyo, Emmanuella Yaboh
  • MBGN Tourism – Miss Plateau, Winfrey Okolo
  • MBGN Universe – Miss Sokoto, Stephanie Agbasi

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