Nollywood queen Genevieve Nnaji is a year older today May 3rd. Happy 36th birthday to this gorgeous actress!
Sunday, 3 May 2015
Floyd Mayweather Wins Fight of the Century Against Manny Pacquiao, Says He's Giving Up All His Championship Belts and Titles Because "I'm Not Greedy"
Floyd Mayweather has won the fight of the century, beating Manny Pacquiao by a unanimous decision in front of a star-studded crowd in Las Vegas. After a build-up of almost five years, the pair took to the ring at the MGM Grand on Saturday night and battled through a closely-fought 12 rounds, with little separating them.
But it was 38-year-old Floyd who came out on top at the end of the multi-million dollar spectacle - retaining his undefeated record and the official Scorecard It was scored 118-110, 116-112, 116-112. The fighters lasted all 12 rounds, with Pacquiao landing 81 punches to Mayweather’s 148.
Photos: Jonathan Pay Last Respects To Oronto Douglas, Says He Is Most Documented President In Nigeria’s History
President Goodluck Jonathan says he is the most documented president in the history of Nigeria, while paying tribute to late Oronto Douglas at the end of a commendation service in his honour at the Saint Peters Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.
The Bayelsa State Governor, Mr Seriake Dickson, in his tribute, extolled the selfless life Oronto Douglas and disclosed plans to give out scholarships up to university level to his children, as a token of appreciation of his life of service to the people of Bayelsa State. See more photos inside...
Photos of Britain's New Princess, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate and William Shows Off Their Adorable Daughter
Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Kate and William, welcomed their 2nd child together at 8.34am. The newborn princess was brought home at around 6pm after being presented on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital and spent her first night at Kensington Palace with her parents and older brother Prince George. The princess' name has not been revealed.
Here are some of the photos of Kate and William with new princess and her brother George inside...
Saturday, 2 May 2015
Veteran Nollywood actor, Peter Bunor is dead. He reportedly died in the early hours of Friday in Asaba, Delta State after a long battle with stroke. His son, Peter Bunor Jnr made the announcement on Facebook saying:
‘In the early hours of today,my father,friend,teacher,confidant passed on.’
Peter Bunor who appeared in several Nollywood movies is survived by his children and grandchildren. May his soul rest in peace.
The Nigerian military says it has rescued another set of 234 women and children from Sambisa Forest. The Defence Headquarters announced this via the official Twitter of the Nigerian Armed Forces on Friday.
The previous announcement was made via the Nigerian Army Twitter handle. Barely 48 hours earlier, some 200 girls and 93 women held hostage in Sambisa forest by members of the Boko Haram terrorists group had been rescued by Nigerian troops.
Expectation are high that the abducted Chibok girls would be among those rescued.
Photo: Veteran Actor, Segun Arinze Shows Off His Wife Julie, and 3 Children in Adorable Family Portrait
Veteran Nollywood actor Segun Arinze shared this beautiful picture of his of his wife Julie and his 3 children, including their daughter Toria. Beautiful family.
Jealous Policeman Commits Suicide After Killing His Lover and Colleague for Allegedly Cheating on Him
A jealous policeman has taken his own life after killing his lover and a colleague over alleged cheating. The lady, who sold GSM recharge cards, was said to be double-dating the two policemen.
Investigations showed that the tragic incident took place at the popular CBN Junction in Karu, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday.
The killer cop, a sergeant, was said to be the primary lover of the deceased lady. However, his colleague working with him on the same police patrol team, also started dating the lady without his knowledge. Sources, however, said that the bubble burst when the sergeant got wind of the development and went to confront his girlfriend.
Saturday PUNCH gathered that in the ensuing drama and argument, the jealous sergeant shot the lady twice in the chest
As onlookers tried to come to terms with the unfolding incident, the sergeant again shot his colleague dead. Having certified that the two were dead, he reportedly turned the the gun on himself.
Our Artistes Now Invent Lies, the Biggest Liar Has a Better Head Start But Burna Boy Has Taken this Lying Game to a New Level - Etcetera
Ladies and gentlemen, you are welcome to the new game in town. For better or for worse, our music “industry” is embracing a new form of art. The focus has shifted almost entirely from making music to something else. Now the transition is finally complete and the sync word here is LIE.
In Nigeria today, every artist needs a “lying” platform – or three, to reach their target audience. Years back, radio used to be the dominant “platform” for breaking new artists, you may say it is still important, but the radio is certainly no longer the only game in town. It is becoming simply too limited, too expensive and too difficult to control to be the sole platform. A better and surer way to expose the artist to the public has been discovered. Now the artist with the biggest LIE has the bigger and better head start.
Friday, 1 May 2015
19 Nigerians Attempt Shipping Drugs To Asia After Four Other Nigerians Were Sentenced to Death – NDLEA
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said it saved 20 people from the death penalty in Asia by preventing them from smuggling drugs out of Nigeria. In a statement Thursday, the agency said since January 2014, 19 Nigerians and a Ghanaian have been arrested in Nigerian airports attempting to smuggle 106,914 kilogrammes of narcotics.
“Sixteen of the suspects were apprehended at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos while four others including a Ghanaian were caught at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu,” said Ahmadu Giade, NDLEA’s Chairman.
“Their final destinations are Malaysia, China and Thailand where drug trafficking is punishable by death.”
President Goodluck Jonathan pledged in Abuja on Thursday that he will do all within his powers to ensure that all Nigerian territories still held by terrorists and insurgents were totally liberated before May 29. He said this while receiving a delegation of Heads of Customs from the West and Central African Region of the World Customs Organisation led by the Secretary-General of the organisation, Dr Kunio Mikuriya.
Jonathan said that he was determined to hand over a country completely free of terrorist strongholds to the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. The President said that on going military operations in the North-East had already recorded huge successes. He said two states were completely free from the control of terrorists while operations in the third state had reached a concluding stage.
Mother Tortures, Abandons Her Nine-Year-Old Son at Filling Station for Allegedly Greeting a Neighbour
A nine-year-old boy, identified only as Kingsley, was on Thursday abandoned at a filling station at Adetola bus stop on Ijaiye Road, Agbado, Lagos State, by his mother. It was learnt that the mother, Blessing, allegedly tortured him for greeting a neighbour. She was said to have brought the boy from Ojuelegba, where they live and dumped him at the station around 7am.
Punch gathered that Blessing left the area after telling the child that she wanted to buy some items at a nearby shop. Some Good Samaritans, however, later bought food for the kid before he was taken to the Ijaiye Police Station around 11am. Kinglsey’s body was full of scars for which he held his mother responsible.
“Mummy beat me because I greeted our neighbour. She and the neighbour are quarrelling and she warned me not to greet her. She beat me with a stick when she saw me with the woman,” Kingsley said.
Members of the Oodua People’s Congress and some suspected pipeline vandals have clashed in Arepo, in the Obafemi Owode area of Ogun State. It was gathered that the Wednesday clash caused pandemonium, which led to the killing of a pregnant woman, Mrs. Damilola Fajana, and another pedestrian. It was learnt that a suspected vandal had earlier been killed on Tuesday by some OPC members.
The Wednesday incident happened in the Unity Estate, around 3pm. Punch gathered that a passerby was hit by bullet in the leg and was rushed to the hospital. When our correspondent visited the community on Thursday, he observed that all shops in the estate were locked.
The Director of Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, says he will remain in the Peoples Democratic Party no matter the situation. He described Jonathan concession as commendable and that he had every reason to be proud as a member of the party.
He said that the PDP would provide a virile and constructive opposition to the incoming government and will do all it can to ensure that the government remains on its toes.
Thursday, 30 April 2015
Photos of Genevieve Nnaji, Eucharia Anunobi, Kenneth Okonkwo... at the Africa Magic Igbo DSTV Channel 159 Launch in Enugu
Africa Magic Igbo DSTV channel 159 Launched today in Enugu, which is designed to showcase the rich Igbo culture of Nigeria. The 24 hour general entertainment channel follows the success of the Africa Magic Hausa and Yoruba channels and will go on air at 19:00 CAT on the 2nd of April, 2015.
Celebrities spotted at the event includes, Genevieve Nnaji, Kenneth Okonkwo, Chi Gul, Onyeka Onwenu, Basketmouth, Patience Ozokwo, Oge Okoye, Gideon Okeke, Eucharia Anunobi, Uti Nwachukwu, Clem Ohameze, OC Ukeje and Wife... See more photos inside...
The Nigerian military has released heart-wrenching images of malnourished women and children who are reportedly survivors rescued from Sambisa forest where they were held hostage under extremely terrible conditions by Boko Haram insurgents.
The military said the true identity of some of the rescued women and girls are yet to be ascertained.
“At the moment, what is upper most and of priority is their movement to a conducive place where they are now undergoing thorough profiling to verify their true identity, where they come from, how they found themselves in the forest, etc,” the military said in a statement.
Nollywood actress Uche Nnanna shared these photos of her hubby, Richard Maduka and their only son, Lamsi at a recent event they attended. Lovely family.
Nollywood’s big, bold and beautiful actress, Adaora Ukoh celebrated her birthday with friends and families who hosted her to an evening of dinner and jazz at the rooftop bar hotel De Kajola Lagos, happy birthday to the talented actress. See more photos inside...
N25Bn Scam: Judge Convicts Igbinedion Money Laundering, Misappropriation of Funds and Abuse of Office
Justice J. Liman of the Federal High Court Benin, Edo State, today convicted Michael Igbinedion, younger brother to Lucky Igbinedion, former Edo State governor, and Charles Eboigbodin .
The duo alongside their companies; Gava Corporation Limited; Romrig Nigeria Limited; PML Securities Company Limited and PML Nigeria Limited, were prosecuted on an 81-count charge of money laundering, misappropriation of funds and abuse of office brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The convicts had pleaded not guilty when they were arraigned, setting the stage for a full trail. In the course of trial, the prosecution called several witnesses to prove its case.