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Friday, 31 July 2015

Maria Menounos replaces Giuliana Rancic as co-host of E! News

E! Television yesterday officially announced that Maria Menounos, 37, would be replacing Giuliana Rancic on E! News.

As an established entertainment and news journalist with strong Hollywood connections, Maria has proven herself to be a great fit with the E! News team,' E! said in a statement unveiling the new appointment.

Giuliana revealed earlier in July that she would be stepping down from her post on August 10 to focus on her blossoming side ventures.

UNILAG Enhances List Of Post-UTME 2015 Eligible Candidates

This is to inform all candidates seeking admission into the University of Lagos but were unable to apply for the Post-UTME screening due to the new JAMB Policy that they can now log on to the portal as the list of eligible candidates have been updated.

To check if you are eligible visit the portal by clicking here

Type in your JAMB Reg. Number and Surname in the spaces provided and proceed to generate Post-UTME Payment invoice.

Goodluck guys!

This Picture Isn't Exactly What You Think It Is

DOES this picture look rude to you?

This misleading image might be the funniest viral snap of all time. At first glance you might think it looks like a penis hanging out the bottom of a woman's dress, but when you click on the image it's much more innocent.

The viral snap was posted by MonogamousMindy with the caption:

"There's really nothing quite so sweet as tiny little baby feet". We're not sure if they noticed the strange illusion at the time, but thousands of Reddit users certainly have.

FOOTBALL: West Brom Sign Rickie Lambert from Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of Rickie Lambert from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee. The England striker, who scored twice in 25 league matches for Liverpool last season, has penned a two-year deal with the Baggies.

PHOTOS: Bovi's wife and kids enjoy their vacation in the US

Nigeria's top comedian, Bovi's wife Kris and adorable kids are currently enjoying their summer holidays in the USA.. The beautician and stunning mother of two shared the fun pics.

Checkout more pics below....

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces wife's pregnancy with emotional message

Billionaire Facebook Ceo Mark Zuckerberg, revealed on Friday in an emotional post that he and his wife Pricilla Chan are expecting their first child after struggling to have a baby since the two wed in 2012.

He wrote:
"Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we're expecting a baby girl!""We've been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way,. "You feel so hopeful when you learn you're going to have a child. You start imagining who they'll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they're gone. It's a lonely experience.
Most people don't discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you—as if you're defective or did something to cause this. So you struggle on your own." "Our good news is that our pregnancy is now far enough along that the risk of loss is very low and we are very hopeful," he said.
"Cilla and our child are both healthy, I'm extremely excited to meet her and our dog Beast has no idea what's coming." "So I'm already convinced she takes after me," "We're looking forward to welcoming her into the world and sharing more soon when she's ready to come out and meet everyone!"

FOOTBALL: Walcott & Carzola Sign Arsenal Contract Extensions

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has penned a new four-year contract with the north London club. England international Walcott joined the Gunners from Southampton in 2006 and has scored 50 league goals in 208 appearances.

Gbajabiamila Calls For Publication Of Lawmakers’ Allowances

The Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has called on the National Assembly to publish the breakdown of all allowances received by legislators. This, he said, will correct the conflicting figures being circulated in the public.

Caitlyn Jenner wants more surgery to look like Angelina Jolie

Caitlyn Jenner wants to look like Angelina Jolie. The former Olympian reportedly wants to have more plastic surgery in order to look like the 'Mr & Mrs Smith' actress.

A close friend revealed:

"She's planning to get plastic surgery to try to look just like Angie." According to Caitlyn's pal she wanted to look like the superstar because "as soon as she started dressing as a woman, people told her how much she resembles Angie" and "that's what's she's been striving for"

APC Challenges PDP To Produce Membership Card Of DSS DG

The Peoples Democratic party(PDP) seems to be settling into the position of opposition in much the same manner it approached governance-boldly and with no recourse to half measures.¨

After a meeting of the PDP’s national working committee, Uche Secondus alleged that the newly appointed Director General of the DSS, Mr. Lawal Daura is a card carrying member of the APC and that this development made it untenable for him to continue as DG of such a sensitive security agency.

Complete Fashion Magazine Features Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa is on the cover of the Special Wedding Edition of Complete Fashion Magazine.

Bomb Blast In Maiduguri Market

Barely twelve hours after the Nigerian Army announced that it had closed five notorious terrorist camps in Borno state, tragedy struck again.

An explosive device went off in a market in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital at around 6:30 a.m this morning.

PHOTO: Ali Baba shares his encounter with a clever groundnut seller

Ace comedian and inspirational speaker, Ali Baba shared his encounter with a girl who sells groundnut in Lagos.

He wrote:
That's the babe that sells me "granorth". Very witty too. She said, "OGA ali make me sef popular NAaaa!" I hope this does it for her. A handsome former governor in the south south, who also goes through my Instagram, with a very filthy mind just asked me if the "2 nuts she is holding are mine" I said yes before I realized what he meant. Never mind. Please if you ever drive pass the front of Cool Fm, ask after her... For your own "granorth"."

Chika Ike looks sweet for early morning meeting

The gorgeous nollywood actress who says she is not a morning person, looks radiant for a meeting this morning. With this look, it's safe to say she's dressed for success!

US Rapper Tyga Launches Game App About Escaping From Paparazzi

Former Young Money rapper, Tyga, has decided to try his hands on something different from music. The rapper whose album release was a massive failure has just launched a new app where the aim is to run away from the paparazzi.

Nicki Minaj Fires Back At Ex-boyfriend, Says “You Don’t Have The Intellect To Write My Raps”

Since Meek Mill’s attack on Drake on Twitter, everyone seems to be accusing another of not writing their own lyrics.

Sexy female rapper, Nicki Minaj has fired back at her ex-lover, Safaree Samuels after he claimed he wrote lyrics for Nicki dating back to her first album on his diss track, Lifeline. So she took a moment during her July 28 concert to clear the air:

STEPHANIE LINUS’S MOVIE ‘DRY’ PREMIERES IN NIGERIAN THEATERS

After a successful screening debut in Wales, UK, the critically acclaimed movie ‘Dry’ will premiere nationwide in Nigeria beginning August 14th, 2015.

Produced, directed, and starring Nollywood’s A-List actress, Stephanie Linus, the film is an inspired true story that follows a trail of Zara’s (played by Stephanie Linus) trip to Africa, her constant turmoil as a result of inexplicable horrors from her child hood, her experiences and heartaches while working with young girls suffering from complications from early child birth as child brides, against the backdrop of a rich African culture.

Zimbabwe Requests Extradition Of “Lion Killer”

The killing of a 13 year old park lion, Cecil in Zimbabwe has sparked unprecedented outrage beyond Zimbabwe.

Cecil was shot by an American dentist, Walter Palmer, who reportedly paid $50,000 to hunt the lion. Already a Zimbabwean hunting official is facing charges of hunting a collared animal after it was revealed that the lion was lured out of the conservation park with bait.

Graphic pics from the fatal accident along Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The horrific accident occurred between 6:30am and 7:10am this morning July 31st on the Lagos- Ibadan expressway. It involved multiple vehicles including trailers, tankers and passenger buses. About 4 people including a child died were killed.

See photos from the accident scene after the cut....

Students threaten to shutdown Asaba over unpaid bursaries

Members of the National Association of Delta State Students, NADESSTU, have threatened to shut down the capital city of Asaba, if their 2013/2014 bursary was not paid in the next two weeks.

NADESSTU in a communiqué at the end of its emergency meeting at Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, said that the students were no longer happy with the development, adding that any further delay in the payment of the bursary may lead to students’ unrest in the state.

My Boobs and curvy butt comes from enhancement products, not plastic surgery- Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner has been accused several times of going under the knife to look the way she does, but she has always denied it.

Last night, she posted this these photos of her cleavage and booty on Instagram and said that she uses PureLeef’s butt enhancement cream and breast plumping lotion to achieve a curvier figure.

She wrote:
“I love sharing my beauty secrets with you guys and this is a favorite. @PureLeef offers products with All Natural ingredients (which is important to me) to help maintain & accentuate your curves. @PureLeef’s butt enhancement cream & Breast plumping lotion stimulate fat cells in the target areas. I started seeing results after only a month of consistent use. #curvesonfleek.”

I was coming at Tyga on behalf of my best friend, Blac Chyna."-Amber Rose addresses Kardashian Feud

Amber Rose has responded to Khloe Kardashian's Complex magazine interview in which the reality star addressed their twitter feud .

Speaking to Perez Hilton, Amber said she has no issues with Kylie, but Tyga as she was standing up for her friend, Blac Chyna "I feel like everything was extremely misunderstood. Listen, I met Kylie before, she was actually a really sweet girl, I was very surprised as to how nice she was to me, And I wasn't coming at Kylie.

PHOTOS: Angelina Jolie and her son Pax meets with refugees

Angelina Jolie has been meeting with refugees in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma. The 'Maleficent' star is making her first visit to the country formerly known as Burma in her role as a United Nations Refugee Agency Special Envoy, and one of her first appointments was at Ja Mai Kaung Baptist refugee camp in Myitkyina, where she met with the woman, who has been displaced 10 times due to unrest.

PHOTO: Bizarre growth on old woman's foot

A bizarre object resembling three small bones has grown on the palm of the foot of an elderly Saudi woman. This happened a few years after a small metal piece pierced into her foot and which remained inside, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

EFCC arrests Sacked NIMASA DG over Billions of Naira Fraud

The EFCC has arrested the immediate past Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency [NIMASA], Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi, two weeks after he was fired from his post.

A source in NIMASA told Premium Time that Mr. Akpobolokemi was arrested in Lagos on Thursday morning and was detained at the Lagos office of the EFCC in the Ikoyi area of the city.

Stella Damasus sweet words to Daniel Ademinokan as he marks birthday

Stella Damasus has showered praises on her man,Daniel Ademinokan, as he turns a year older today. Read her moving words below:
"@dabishop007 you are a blessing to many, a friend to all, a mentor to too many, a teacher to most, a brother to some, a father to so many, a motivator to all. To me, you are All these and many more. God bless you in all you do.
Thank you for being the best any woman could ever ask for. You are multi talented and extremely intelligent. You challenge my Mind daily and that has helped me grow. You have taught me so much and I can't thank you enough for all you have been doing for us. I LOVE YOU is not enough to express my feelings anymore. I hope to find more creative ways to tell you everyday. Just be YOU regardless. God has blessed you and no man can ever change that.
Happy birthday to you my LOVE. #hbd #ogaatthetop #mybestfriend #mylove #fineboy #obim #nkem #boo"

PDP Workers tell NWC -You can't fire us after making N12bn in 9months

Angry workers of the Peoples Democratic Party have accused the members of the National Working Committee of the party of squandering N12bn in nine months. Out of the total sum, the workers said N11bn was realised from the sale of nomination forms while N1bn was got from the sale of delegates forms.

Photos from Joke Silva's mum's funeral mass

Yesterday, July 30th 2015, veteran actress, Joke Silvia held her late mum's funeral mass at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos . Dr. (Mrs) Marianne Abimbola Silva, passed away on he 19th of July.

Notable guests at the funeral mass included and wife of former Ekiti state governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi and former interim president ,Ernest Shonekan .

See pics below....

Governor El-Rufai Cancels State Sponsorship of Pilgrims

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, says his administration has cut down overhead costs by 60 per cent as part of measures to rescue the state from its precarious financial situation.

I Am Praying For Buhari That God Will Protect Him – Rev Fr Mbaka

Founder of the Enugu Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, while preaching at a special mass organized to celebrate his 20th anniversary in priesthood yesterday July 29th, offered prayers to God for President Buhari, asking God to protect him from enemies.

MUST READ: MAN SHARES TOUCHING STORY OF HOW CONFIDENCE GOT HIM HIS WIFE

I am the happiest man alive today not because I have the fattest bank account or a mouthwatering wardrobe allowance but because today marks one year since I got married to my beautiful wife.

A few of you may be wondering why that should be so much of a big deal to me when on a regular basis, millions of couples celebrate their twentieth, thirtieth or even fiftieth wedding anniversaries but hey, lets celebrate the days of little beginning.

Perhaps if I shared the story of how we met, you will understand why I am this giddy.

59 Persons Rescued From Boko Haram Camp

The war against insurgents in Nigeria’s Northern region recorded a rare victory today as 59 persons were rescued at camps in Kashingeri, Wale and Kushingoro terrorists camp. Troops of the 151 Task force Battalion also reportedly destroyed five Boko haram terrorist camps in Borno state.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Gen Olukolade replaced as Director of Defence Information

Information just reaching me says that General Chris Olukolade has been replaced as the Director of Defence Information.

According to a statement from the Nigerian Army, Colonel Rabe Abubakar will take over from him in Acting capacity.

Gen Olukolade became DFI in March 2013.

PHOTOS: Buhari arrives Nigeria from Cameroon

President Buhari this afternoon arrived Nigeria from Cameroon after his one day state visit to the country. He was received by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. More photos after the cut...

PHOTO: Ambode receives C.E.O. of Walmart - Europe, Middle East, Africa & Canada

Gov. Ambode is pictured above receiving the President & C.E.O. of Walmart - Europe, Middle East, Africa & Canada at Lagos House, Ikeja.

PHOTOS: Pastor who made members eat snakes, commands gay spirit to enter member

The South African pastor, Lesego Daniel, who was arrested and eventually released for feeding church members with snakes, is in the News again!!! This time, he commanded the spirit of homosexuality to enter a church member.

Mercy Johnson stuns in new photos

Former most beautiful girl in Nigeria, Isabella Ayuk has just shared these new photos and we are loving how pretty actress and mum of two, Mercy Johnson looks.

See pics below...

PHOTOS: Moet Abebe shows off hot bikini bod

The Soundcity Tv personality who turned a year older yesterday ,is currently in Zanzibar ,Tanzania..Her curves are the truth!! See more pics below...

Two dead, one dumbed after eating ‘forbidden’ fish in Ebony

Two persons Thursday reportedly lost their lives in Ezillo community, Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi State after eating a fresh fish alleged to be forbidden in the area.

APC Reacts To PDP Allegations About DSS DG

After allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the newly appointed Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) is a card carrying member of the APC, the ruling party has refuted the allegations.

Protests Continue Over The Killing of Cecil The Lion

“Cecil”, a lion in one of Zimbabwe’s national parks was shot and killed on July 1 after being lured out of the national park with bait. Cecil, a tourist favorite and a subject of a research was killed by American dentist James Palmer who allegedly paid thirty five thousand pounds to shoot the animal with a bow and arrow.

PHOTOS: Couple take us on a breathtaking trip round the world(So Romantic)

A romantic young couple have wowed with their own stunning images from their round the world travels on Instagram after being inspired by one of the social network's most famed snappers. Murad Osmann's #followmeto documented round the world adventures with his stunning girlfriend, now wife, Natalia Zakharova.

The photos show his wife leading him by the hand to exotic sites around the world, Now another couple Christian LeBlanc, 22, and his girlfriend Laura, 22, are doing the same thing .

Ebube Nwagbo dazzles in chic outfit

Nollywood sweetheart Ebube Nwagbo looking all stylish and effortless. Nice look...

If am allowed to come back to this World then it will be as a gay-Kenny Brandmuse

Kenny Brandmuse the New York based popular HIV gay brand expert wrote on facebook;
“When I come back to this world, if I'm allowed ( don't laugh, some come back as goats and some as Donald Trump ,) I'd like to come back as a gay man. This time around I would ensure my parents saw it in my forehead. I wouldn't hide in the crowd. I wouldn't live in anyone's shadows. I would date men in the open. Someone like Babangida or someone as cute as Justin Fashanu. I would try my best to avoid 'risky sex' in the secret that might lead to being infected with STI and HIV. There wouldn't be any shame in my game. And when I joined Facebook, I would put it in my cover picture. CAUTION: This guy is gay gay gay. Bigots beware. And my name? It would be 'Gay-hin-de'. Meanwhile, while I'm still here in this hate-filled world, I will #live my best life.”

PHOTOS: Baby buried in shallow grave exhumed in Benin

The corpse of a new born baby was exhumed on Wednesday July 29, after a landlord discovered a shallow grave in front of his compound off Joromi road in Benin City.

The landlord immediately raised an alarm which prompted neighbors to excavate the grave where they discovered the dead body of a new baby wrapped with shawl.

See another photo after the cut....

Wordless Post....Lol

Air force intercepts Boko Haram’s fuel supply

The fuel supply route of the Boko Haram militants has been intercepted, and their new fuel supply seized by the fighter pilots of the Nigerian Air Force.

The Director, Air Force Information, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, said in a statement on Wednesday, July 29, that the Air Force seized 4,000 drums and jerry cans of petroleum products from smugglers.

Massive shake up in Nigerian Army , as Buratai appoints new GOC

There is massive shake up in the hierarchy of the Nigerian Army as the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai appointed new General Officers Commanding the Divisions of the Nigerian Army as well as new Principal Staff Officers to run the affairs of Army headquarters.

Timaya Names His Daughter – Grace Maya + See New Photos Of The Newborn

Timaya may be embroiled in the middle of a messy rape allegation which no one believes, but let’s not forget that the Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa welcomed his second child with his baby mama, Barbara, two weeks ago.