Monthly Archives: February 2016

Read Jay Z’s response to rumors of $5 million lawsuit for none payment of royalties

Read Jay Z's response to rumors of $5 million lawsuit for none payment of royalties Yesterday (Feb. 29) there were rumours that Jay Z's streaming service Tidal was facing a lawsuit. John Emanuele, of the band The American Dollar, and Yesh Music, LLC. alleged that the company did not live up to their side of their contractual promise thereby suing him with a $5 million class-action lawsuit. However, Jay Z's Tidal released the following statement, dismissing the allegations: [...]

I am done with Super Eagles even after Oliseh’s resignation – Vincent Enyeama

I am done with Super Eagles even after Oliseh's resignation - Vincent Enyeama Lille Osc of France goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has ruled out making an emotional return to the Super Eagles of Nigeria despie Sunday Oliseh's resignation as head coach last week Friday. // Enyeama and Sunday Oliseh had some quarrels and arguments during the coach's short stint as coach leading to the retirement of Vincent Enyeama and his compatriot Emmanuel Emenike last year. Reports had [...]

Photos of Darey Art Alade and Swankyjerry with Ciara

Photos of Darey Art Alade and Swankyjerry with Ciara Darey Art Alade red carpet look on Sunday for Love Like A Movie was styled by multiple award winning fashion stylist and fashion influencer Jeremiah Ogbodo of Swanky's Signatures styling . // [...]

Biafra war: General Conrad Nwawo of Biafran Army dies at 92

Biafra war: General Conrad Nwawo of Biafra Army dies at 92 Conrad Dibia Nwawo, the most senior officer in the entire People’s Army of Biafra, died on Sunday morning at his hometown, Onicha-Olona, Aniocha Local Gov­ernment Area of Delta State. A colonel in the Nigerian Army, but a Brigadier-General of the People’s Army of Biafra, Nwawo was function­ally the third in command in the Bi­afran Military High Command, al­though he was senior to both Ojukwu [...]

George Kennedy, ‘Naked Gun Star’, Oscar winner dies at 91

George Kennedy, 'Naked Gun Star', Oscar winner dies at 91 George Kennedy, the actor who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Dragline in the Paul Newman movie "Cool Hand Luke," has died at age 91. His grandson, Cory Schenkel, said on his Facebook page that his grandfather passed away Sunday morning. // Kennedy also appeared in all four installments of the '70s disaster film "Airport" -- he played chief mechanic Joe Patroni. In addition, [...]

EFCC claims that Ricky Tarfa did not tell the truth about his age

EFCC claims that Ricky Tarfa did not tell the truth about his age The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday accused Mr. Rickey Tarfa of falsifying his age, urging Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos not to allow a further and better affidavit filed by the Senior Advocate of Nigeria in support of his N2.5bn suit against the EFCC. “He who comes to equity must come with clean hands,” lawyer for the EFCC, Mr. Wahab Shittu, said on [...]

Ese set for medical test

Ese set for medical test Barely 24 hours after the inauguration of PUNCH newspapers campaign, 14-year-old Ese Oruru was rescued from Kano State where she had been taken to by her paedophile captor, Yinusa, aka Yellow. Ese, who was abducted on August 12, 2015, converted to Islam and forcefully married by Yinusa, was on Monday released to the police in Kano State. The minor was released to the Assistant Inspector-General [...]

There’s no way Ese can be older than me – laments elder brother

Ese set for medical test Onome Oruru, Ese’s immediate elder brother, tells ARUKAINO UMUKORO that his sister’s actual age is 14 How old are you? I am 16 years old. I was born on Nov 23, 1999. How did you know? // Because my mother told me so and that is the date I celebrate my birthday every year. I just graduated from secondary school last year here in Bayelsa State, at the age of 16. All my peers are in my [...]

I have strategies to increase Nigeria’s Internally Generated Revenue by 30% – Ubah tells FG

I have strategies to increase Nigeria's Internally Generated Revenue by 30% - Ubah tells FG Chairman, Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has disclosed that in addition to his plans to force a reduction in the dollar exchange rate, he has designed a template to boost Nigeria’s Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, by 30 per cent. In a press statement in Abuja, Ubah also stated that contrary to reports, he is yet to be approached by the Federal Government as regards the foreign exchange [...]

Court adjourns Bianca and OTL’s case to April 26

Court adjourns Bianca and OTL's case to April 26 Justice Abdulfattah Lawal, of a Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere, has adjourned to April 26, for the hearing of the fresh application filed by the widow of late Ikemba of Nnewi, Chukwuemeka // Odimegwu Ojukwu, Bianca Ojukwu. The fresh application filed by Bianca is praying the court for the amended of statement of claim in the suit. The applicant filed the  suit on behalf of her two children, [...]

Oprah Winfrey reacts to the Oscar’s Identity Mixup with Whoopi Goldberg

Oprah Winfrey reacts to the Oscar's Identity Mixup with Whoopi Goldberg Well she didn't react directly but her best friend, Gayle King, shared Oprah's hilarious facial reaction when she came across the news. While live Tweeting Oscars red carpet looks last night, beauty blog 'Total Beauty' mixed up Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey. // [...]

50Cent blasts his baby mama over her disrespectful comment against his son

50Cent blasts his baby mama over her disrespectful comment against his son Remember when 50cent's Babymama took a dig at the speech of his little boy while defending her own son that she had for the Rapper? The Rapper has finally responded to her. // [...]

Finally!!! kidnapped 14yr old Ese Oruru has been set free, now in police custody

Ese set for medical test 14 year old Ese Oruru has regained her freedom. She was rescued from her abductor, Yinusa, who kidnapped her from her mother's shop in Bayelsa in August 2015, forced her to change her religion and married her. Ese is currently in police custody‎. // [...]

Chris Rock storms the red carpet with his new Nigerian girlfriend

Chris Rock storms the red carpet with his new Nigerian girlfriend When 51-year-old actor Chris Rock announced that he and his wife Malaak were getting divorced, we knew it was only a matter of time before he started dating again. // Well Chris is definitely dating again. The Oscar host brought 32-year-old Megalyn Echikunwoke with him on the Oscars red carpet yesterday. Chris then took Megalyn to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, where she posed with him again, [...]

Unbelievable!!! Quincy Jones is dating a black woman for the first time

Unbelievable!!! Quincy Jones is dating a black woman for the first time One thing that is constant in life is change.......I guess that change has hit the  .... QUINCY JONES // To the best of our knowledge, producer Quincy Jones has NEVER dated a Black woman. He's dated White women, Latinas, even Black MEN (allegedly) . . . but never a sista. Well last night changed all that. The legendary producer showed up to the Oscars with a GORGEOUS Black woman on his arm [...]

Woman blasts her fiance on Facebook for giving her tiny engagement ring

Woman blasts her fiance on Facebook for giving her tiny engagement ring  A Chicago woman, who is part of a Marriage Facebook group was venting this weekend, about the size of the ring that her fiance gave her. The woman showed a picture of th ring to the group and told her story. // The woman called the diamond a "micro thing", and explained how she "laughed" when he gave it to her. She also told the group that she REFUSED to marry dude, until he stepped his game [...]

Evil!!! Nanny cuts off toddler’s head and was waving it in the air (video)

Evil!!! Nanny cuts off toddler's head and was waving it in the air MediaTakeOut has learned of a very disturbing news story coming out of Russia. A Nanny has been charged with cutting off the head of the child she was caring for, and then parading down the street carrying the decapitated head. Here's what we know. A woman named Gyulchehru Bobokulovu was working as a nanny in Moscow for a well-to-do family, Ekaterina and Vladimir M. Earlier today, police spotted [...]

Pakistan executes Islamist who assassinated governor over call to reform blasphemy law

Pakistan executes Islamist who assassinated governor over call to reform blasphemy law  Pakistan on Monday executed a man who killed the governor of Punjab province over his call to reform strict blasphemy laws that carry a death sentence for insulting Islam. Street protests broke out within hours by supporters of the killer, who consider him a hero for defending the faith. The head of the Islamabad Bar Council called for a day-long strike of lawyers in protest against the hanging. [...]

Chris Rock’s Oscar opener lynching jokes were extreme – King

KING: Chris Rock's Oscar opener lynching jokes went too far My family and I decided we weren't watching the Oscars this year. Instead we opted to support the Justice for Flint online fundraising event. Many of our favorite stars were actually there anyway. For us, it's fundamentally outrageous that out of dozens of opportunities, not a single African American was nominated for one doggone category this year. With a voting pool that is overwhelmingly white, [...]

US Judge asks question for the first time in ten years

US Judge asks question for the first time in ten years Justice Clarence Thomas has asked questions during a Supreme Court argument for the first time in 10 years. Thomas' questions came Monday in case in which the court is considering placing new limits on the reach of a federal law that bans people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns. // Thomas asked the Justice Department lawyer defending the government's prosecution whether the violation [...]

Pope Francis says ”Devastating Islamist violence is bringing Christians together”

Pope Francis says ''Devastating Islamist violence is bringing Christians together'' Pope Francis said Monday that "devastating" Islamist and other violence in the Middle East and Africa had brought different churches closer, as he met the Ethiopian Orthodox leader. It was a theme he raised in talks with the Russian Orthodox patriarch in Cuba earlier this month where he spoke extensively about church unity and the attacks faced by Christians in the Middle East and North Africa. [...]

Photos of 2016 Academy Award winners

Photos of 2016 Academy Award winners Photos of winners at Sunday's 88th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. // [...]

Suprised!!! Ciara Dances To Nigerian Music, Spoke Pidgin English

Suprised!!! Ciara Dances To Nigeria Music, Spoke Pidgin English American singer Ciara danced to Kukere, Duro and Shakitibobo at Darey Art Alade’s ‘Love Like a Movie 3′, she also dazzled everyone by speaking the local pidgin English. // https://youtu.be/psTsVg02lek Speaking Pidgin! In Lagos, Nigeria With @DareyDarey. Had A Blast Performing On #LoveLikeAMovie3! @zonspr#LLAM3❤️ pic.twitter.com/dGkoQA5nO4 — Ciara (@ciara) February [...]

Abba Moro, others go to Kuje prison (photos)

Abba Moro, others go to Kuje prison Justice A.I. Chikere of a Federal High Court in Abuja today ordered former Interior Minister, Abba Moro, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior Anastasia M. Daniel-Nwaobia and a deputy director in the ministry F. A. Aleyebami to be remanded in Kuje prison custody till March 2nd when their formal bail application will be heard. Moro and two others are being arraigned on an 11 count charge [...]

Chris Rock’s opening monologue at the 88 Oscar,he nailed it (video)

Chris Rock's opening monologue at the 88 Oscar,he nailed it (video) Watch Chris Rock killed it at the Oscars // [...]

Chris Rock takes a swipe at Jada pinked smith: Jada’s boycotting the Oscar? She wasn’t invited (video)

Chris Rock takes a swipe at Jada pinked smith: Jada's boycotting the Oscar? She wasn't invited Chris Rock went all in on the #Oscarssowhite controversy during his Oscars monologue, but perhaps no one got it worse than Jada Pinkett Smith. // Rock was responding to Smith's video last month in which she stated she was boycotting this year's Oscars, but Rock was quick to point out ... she wasn't close to getting nominated anyway. Damn. https://youtu.be/39sezp50VyU https://youtu.be/EK15T04q4Wg [...]

More photos from the Red Carpet of the 88th Academy Awards

More photos from the Red Carpet of the 88th Academy Awards The world's biggest stars are gathered in Los Angeles to honour the best films of the year at the 88th Academy Awards. The Revenant, Max Max: Fury Road and The Martian lead this year's nominations. Mad Max has won 4 awards so far. // [...]

Oscars: Crowd line up for protest outside the award show (photos)

Oscars: Thousands line up for protest outside the award show Protesters lined near the celebrity drop-off for the Oscar Awards ... to express their displeasure over the complexion of the awards. The crowd was 300 strong, armed with signs and boom boxes. // Al Sharpton lead the protest... telling the crowd the difference between him and Chris Rock ... Chris tells jokes and he tells the truth. Al held up a white Oscar award saying this would be the appropriate [...]

Long Awaited Award: Leonardo DiCaprio wins an Oscar at last!!

Long Awaited Award: Leonardo DiCaprio wins an Oscar at last!! After 25 years of acting and several nominations, actor Leonardo DiCaprio has one an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in the movie The Revenant // [...]

Ambassador Raphael said “I conveyed TB Joshua’s message to Jonathan that saved Nigeria”

Controversial!!! Nigerians divided over Prophet TB Joshua & Lekki Gardens Building Collapse An Abuja-based politician has made more surprising revelations about the role allegedly played by ‘Prophet’ T.B. Joshua in the historic presidential elections held almost one year ago in Nigeria that saw a peaceful transition of power. //  Speaking before a packed congregation at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Ambassador Raphael Horsfall explained how Joshua revealed [...]

Lagos state introduces sexual assault standing order, rape kits

Lagos state introduces sexual assault standing order, rape kits In line with the mandate of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Primary Health Care Board at the weekend launched the Sexual Assault Standing Order and Sexual Assault Evidence Examination Kit, also referred to as rape kits.Coordinator of the DSVRT, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi said the launch [...]

Job scam: EFCC arraigns ex-minister Moro, others today

The spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, told our correspondent in a terse message that Moro would be charged on 11 counts bordering on obtaining money by false pretences, procurement fraud and money laundering before Justice Chikere. According to the anti-graft agency, Moro allegedly defrauded graduate applicants of N676,675,000 during the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment, during which no fewer than 20 job seekers lost their lives. The spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, told our correspondent in a terse message that Moro would be charged on 11 counts bordering on obtaining money by false pretences, procurement fraud and money laundering before Justice Chikere. // According to the anti-graft agency, Moro allegedly defrauded graduate applicants of N676,675,000 during the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment, [...]

Ghost workers: FG saves N2.29bn monthly, says minister

Ghost workers: FG saves N2.29bn monthly, says minister The Federal Government said on Sunday that the removal of 23,846 non-existing workers from its payroll had led to a monthly reduction of N2.29bn in its salary bill. It stated that through the ongoing Bank Verification Number-based staff audit and enrolment to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, the amount spent on payment of salaries to government workers reduced by N2.29bn in [...]

Nigerians blast IG, Sanusi over Ese’s abduction, forced marriage

Nigerians blast IG, Sanusi over Ese’s abduction, forced marriage Nigerians have expressed outrage over the alleged abduction of 14-year-old Ese Oruru by one Yinusa, aka Yellow, who also forced her into marriage. Nigerians, who read the story of the helpless minor on The PUNCH’s website on Sunday, took a swipe at the inactions of the authorities, saying the girl was abandoned to wallow in captivity. // Yinusa, a tricycle driver, took away the minor to [...]

FG probes Immigration Comptroller General over alleged illegal recruitment

FG probes Immigration Comptroller General over alleged illegal recruitment There are indications that the Federal Government has queried the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Martin Abeshi, over the alleged illegal recruitment of 300 workers into the service without approval. It was learnt that Abeshi was issued the memo by the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), following a report by The PUNCH on February 1, 2016 on the employment racketeering [...]

Nigeria in a difficult but hopeful situation –Tinubu

Nigeria in a difficult but hopeful situation –Tinubu The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says the country is in a difficult but encouraging situation. Tinubu said although the journey to economic recovery would not be easy, there was hope for the country. This was contained in a speech he delivered on Saturday after receiving a honourary Doctor of Business degree at the 15th- 20th convocation ceremony of the [...]

Boko Haram No Longer A Threat – President Buhari

NEWSFLASH!!! Senator Ken Nnamani And Bello Masari Support BUHARI For Refusing To Sign 2016 Budget (READ WHY) Despite the bombings still being carried out in parts of the country by members of the Boko Haram sect, President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the sect is no longer in a position to cause serious threat to his administration’s development programmes. While admitting that the sect’s activities had led to loss of many lives and displacement of innocent people in the country, the President boasted [...]

For the record – Over 200 Achievements Of President Goodluck Jonathan

For the record - Over 200 Achievements Of President Goodluck Jonathan 1) CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW ABUJA – KADUNA RAIL TRACK: President Jonathan’s administration has constructed the new world class infrastructural project; the Abuja-Kaduna Rail is ready. [WATCH VIDEO ON YOUTUBE) 2) OPERATION AQUILA: Operation Aquila under President Jonathan has helped reduce up to 20 million litters a day in PMS subsidy fraud by using technology to track the movement of petroleum [...]

Be Inspired!!! Virginity With No Extra Oil

Be Inspired!!! Virginity With No Extra Oil A lot of ladies complain that guys walk away from them simply because they refused to give them sex, some are even tempted to give away their virginity just to keep the guys. Let me be very blunt here. Virginity may not be the real reason the guys go away. Yes, no doubt, there are several guys who want sex, and if they don’t get it, they walk away. The problem may not be with the virginity or the [...]

Biafra!!! Pope Francis Acknowledges Biafra As He Addressed Protesters In Vatican (Video)

Biafra!!! Pope Francis Acknowledges Biafra As He Addressed Protesters In Vatican   This is a major breakthrough for Biafrans all over the world and many are happy with this since it is a very peaceful and wise way of demanding for freedom. the IPOB Italy zone has gathered in mass  for a peaceful protest in St Peters square in front of Pope Frances. This is happening even as Biafrans all over the world where given direct phone number of Pope Frances’ Secretary and [...]

Woman Slams Igbo’s For being Too Fake (Must watch Video)

Woman Slams Igbo's For being Too Fake I found this video on Facebook...this young woman wants Igbos to be real with their originality and stop forming Oyibo. // Read and watch below: My name is Juliet from Enugu State. I have a little video to share with you so you can help me to publish it. Is just about igbo people who sees there brother or sister and behave like they don't understand there language. Please see if it can be [...]

Don’t Pay Above Official Passport Fees —Danbazau

Don't Pay Above Official Passport Fees —Danbazau Minister of Interior, Abudurahman Dambazau, has warned Nigerians interested in obtaining an international passport from the Nigerian Immigration Passport offices to refrain from paying above the official fees. // The minister gave the warning on Friday during the inauguration of one of the 18 new passport offices located at the premises of the Government Office Annex, along Roundabout - NPA road [...]

Biafra!!! Speak not for me Nnamdi Kalu warns Ohaneze Ndi Igbo

Biafra!!! Nnamdi Kanu's life in danger - DSS plans to execute IPOB Leader The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has warned those who are claiming to be representing them, including members of Ohaneze Ndigbo and its youth wing Ohaneze Youths Wing, negotiating for the release of its leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu to stop such move, that nobody speaks or represent them, unless such person or persons are designated officers of its organisation. // The [...]

Osinbajo lied on road infrastructure – Okupe

Osinbajo lied on road infrastructure - Okupe Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, on Sunday, accused Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of propagating “absolute falsehood” with his recent claim that over the last 10 years, the federal government did not build a single road. The Vice President made the statement Weekend, during his speech at the retreat of pastors of the Fountain of [...]

Dele Momodu says nobody can silence Nigerians on Social Media

Dele Momodu says nobody can silence Nigerians on Social Media Ovation Publisher and former Presidential candidate, Chief Dele Momodu has said that any plan to gag social media will fail, saying Nigerians are resilient people and will not succumb to such threat. Speaking during his keynote address, “The Power of Social Media, ” at the City People Social Media Awards held on Sunday in Lagos, Momodu said Nigerians survived the move by erstwhile dictator, Gen [...]

I am not bothered about Sheriffis threat – Fani Kayode

I am not bothered about Sheriffis threat - Fani Kayode Abuja – The Former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode Sunday said he was not losing any sleep over the threat by the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff to sue him over alleged defamation. ‎ In a statement in Abuja, Femi Fani-Kayode kayode said the era of trying silence people with arrogant threats and frivolous litigation [...]

Celebrity Storm!!! Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Ini Edo, & More Attend Darey Art-Alade’s #LLAM3

Celebrity storm!!! Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Ini Edo, & More Attend Darey Art-Alade’s #LLAM3 The highly anticipated Love Like A Movie 3 (put together by Darey Art-Alade) is currently ongoing at the Eko Convention Center, with American singer Ciara taking center-stage alongside Nigerian artists like Olamide, Yemi Alade and more. // The event is star-studded and while you wait for our BN Red Carpet Fab, here are the photos. Genevieve Nnaji, Millen Magese, Bolanle Olukanni, Emma [...]

Shocking Revelation!!! How I served Rev. King stark naked – maid

Shocking Revelation!!! How I served Rev. King stark naked - maid Miss Susan Chizoba, a former maid of the general overseer of the Christ Praying Assembly (CPA), Rev. Emeka King, has revealed how she served the pastor as a maid for seven years, stark naked. Explaining how her parents took her to Reverend King’s home in 2000 believing it to be a Christian home, // Miss Chizoba said: “When I came to live with the accused (Rev. King), he told me that I would [...]

President Buhari meets with Qatar community (photos)

President Buhari meets with Qatar community President Buhari had an interactive session with members of Qatar Business Community today Feb. 28th. // [...]

Man sets his house ablaze in an effort to kill rat that has been disturbing him (photo)

Man sets his house ablaze in an effort to kill rat that has been disturbing him A Vietnamese man caused his house to go up in flames while attempting to get rid of a rat with a lighter and some gasoline. He told the police that the rat had been driving him crazy so when he finally caught it on Thursday, February 25, he decided to punish it by setting it on fire. //   On Friday, he poured gasoline on the rat and set it on fire. The burning rat reportedly ran and hid under [...]