Monday, 21 March 2016

Looks like Peter, Paul and Jude Okoye have made peace...

The brothers who have been battling each other for a while now, this night posted a photo of a dove on their respective instagram page with same message. They wrote "That it took out stupidity to realize family comes first, we are very sorry'.

Good to know that they've made peace. After all said and done...the best gift God gave to us all is Family!

Rapper/TV host Xzibit claps back at a fan...and it's sweet!

Lol @get a job!

Sexy new photo of Flavour

Shared by the singer/songwriter on Instagram...

Photo: Late comedian Abagana's daughter is all grown up!

Daughter of late comedian Chibuzo Ajaoku popularly known as Abagana is all grown up. The comedian died on January 24 2008 leaving behind a wife, Angela Chukwu and then one year old daughter. Julius Agwu who was Abagana's mentor shared the photo on Instagram, writing;
"Wow! Abagana's daughter; IAmBlessed is now a big girl.Hmmm... How time flies"
In an old interview with Encomium magazine, Angela revealed that only Julius Agwu and Dauda have been helpful to her of all her late husband's colleagues.
"Julius Agwu has truly shown that he is Abagana father and mentor. In fact he paid for my law school." Angela said

INEC suspends announcement of results in Rivers rerun elections

INEC has suspended the announcement of results from last Saturday's National and State Assembly election in Rivers state. The election was marred by high incidents of violence. The suspension is contained in a statement released by Oluwole Osaze- Uzzi, INEC's Director of Voter Education and Publicity. The statement reads in part

 "The elections witnessed the disruption of the process, including the barricading of some of the INEC Local Government offices and Registration Area Centres(RACs) used for the distribution of Electoral materials which led to the late commencement of the exercise in some places and consequently, its smooth take off. Of more serious concern was the level of threats, violence and intimidation of election officials and voters by well armed thugs and miscreants allegedly acting on behalf of some politicians, which marred the elections in some areas. There were reports of numerous attacks resulting in fatalities, kidnappings, ballot snatching, diversion of officials and materials, amongst others, which necessitated its suspension in 8 Local Government Areas. Regrettably, such deviant behaviour has continued today. Several permanent and ad hoc staff engaged have been attacked, again resulting in fatalities, while some have been forcibly abducted and taken to presently unknown destinations. Under such difficult circumstance, the Returning Officers were only able to collate and declare results in 1 Federal and 9 State constituencies where the disruption and malpractices were not so widespread. Having reviewed the situation, the Commission is compelled to suspend all further action concerning the exercise in all the other constituencies in the State pending the receipt of a comprehensive report from its Field Officials and Monitors. For the avoidance of doubt, it should be noted that the suspension does not affect the constituencies where the exercise has been completed and the results declared by the Returning Officers”.

Siasia picks up 6 home based players for Egypt clash, Balogun and Omeruo to miss out due to injury

Interim Super Eagles head coach Samson Siasia has picked six home based players to join his foreign contingent of players who will play the all important AFCON qualifier against the Pharaoh's of Egypt on the 25th of March. The six players picked include Kalu Orji, Chibuzor Okonkwo, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Matthew Etim, Ifeanyi Matthew and Oghenekaro Etebo.

Meanwhile Siasia will have to make do without the services of two important players namely Leon Balogun and Kenneth Omeruo due to injury sustained why playing for their club sides.

The Pharaohs of Egypt top Group G with six points from two games, two points ahead of the Super Eagles , with only the group's winner guaranteed automatic qualification to the AFCON finals.

Anyone knows this lost boy? (photo)

This young boy's name is Isaac Abeside from Irele Ekiti. He was found around the premises of New Estate Baptist Church in Surulere. He says he got lost around Alaba. He used to stay with his grandmother but says he cannot locate the house. He is from Irele Ekiti and attended a baptist church and school there. Anyone with useful info should please go to New Estate Baptist Church in Surulere and speak with either Pastor Ajibade or Pastor Dare.

Bonang Matheba's stunning outfits to the SAFTAs 2016 (photos)

Slay Queen - Bonang Matheba pictured in two lovely outfits at the South African Film & Television Awards 2016. The Stunning South African TV Personality co-hosted the E! Red Carpet Africa Special for the awards event. More photos after the cut...

Rivers state violent rerun election: UK envoy asks very interesting question

Ben Llewellyn-Jones who is the Political Counsellor at British High Commission Abuja, asked this very interesting question following the high rate of violence & thuggery that characterized the Rivers state National And State Assembly rerun elections which held over the weekend. Your thoughts?

Photographer files N120m suit against 2face & Annie for alleged Breach of Agreement, the Idibia's counter sue

A photographer named Emmanuel Okolo, has dragged singer Tuface Idibia, his wife Annie, and one Antonio Anifite before a Federal High Court in Lagos in a N120 million copyright infringement suit ‎for allegedly using photographs he took of them at their traditional wedding in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State in 2013, without giving him credit as the owner of the photos.

According to a report by Channels TV, in the suit which was filed before Justice Mohammed Idris, Emmanuel claims that during the couple's wedding in 2013, he took some photographs and watermarked them using his company name. Emmanuel says that some days after the wedding, Annie contacted him and asked for the photographs which he immediately sent to her. Upon receiving his photos, he said Annie complained about his watermark on the photos and asked that they be removed. He said Annie sent Antonio Anifite to negotiate with him.

He claims that he immediately released the photos to Antonio free of charge with the understanding that when it will be uploaded on Tuface's personal website, “”, he will be duely credited. Emmanuel says he was surprised to find out that when the photos where uploaded, 148 out of the 355 high resolution photographs he took were uploaded with "" watermark on them.

Emmanuel who claims to be a certified film maker from the prestigious London Film Academy and a holder of a Masters of Arts degree from Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, South Wales, United Kingdom, says he suffered general and exemplary damages which he is seeking 120 million Naira compensation from 2face, Annie and Anifite.

However in a counter suit filed by the Idibia's for which they are claiming N150 million in damages, they say Emmanuel was never invited by them to take photos at their wedding, that he was just one of the many uninvited p‎hotographers who came to their wedding to make some money via photography.

The Idibia's in their suit, say that after their wedding, they noticed strange copies of their wedding photos in circulation with Emmanuel's studio watermark on them and after finding out they were taken by him, they approached him, expressing their displeasure. ‎He apologized and also forced the photos on the Idibia's, saying he wants them to use it so he can leverage on their popularity.

They however made him understand that the only way they will use the photos was for his watermarks to be completely removed. This he allegedly agreed to. The Idibia's say they were shocked when after uploading the photographs, he wrote a pre-litigation letter to them demanding that his watermarks be boldly inscribed across the photographs and a letter of apology. The Idibia's say the photos were immediately pulled down from 2face’s official website as the watermarked photos would distort the original idea of his website.

“The second plaintiff (Okolo), through his several guile, deceit, cunning gate-crashing and opportunistic posturing carefully planned and orchestrated the entire events leading to the institution of this suit with the express intention of embarrassing, harassing and blackmailing the first and third defendants (Annie and 2face) with a view to extorting money from them,” they further claimed in their counter-claim.

They accused the photographer of having a premeditated plan to blackmail them and extort money from them. They urged the judge to order Okolo and his studio to pull down all the photographs of them that the photographer had circulated.‎ They are also praying the court to order Okolo and his studio to “render forthwith, account as well as make full and frank disclosure of all sums and profit made by them as a result of unauthorised commercial usage” of their photographs

Photos: This mural of Kanye West kissing himself is something else

Kanye West’s love of himself is well-documented within his own lyrics and albums and has now been immortalised in a 20ft mural, by an Australian graffiti artist Scott Marsh. The mural of Kanye kissing himself has since gone viral.

The artist painted the Kanye-on-Kanye mural in the Chippendale neighbourhood in Sydney, Australia. It was inspired by the infamous Photoshopped image of Kanye kissing himself (replacing his wife Kim Kardashian’s head) at the 2015 Grammys.

The Premier League table, as of today

With 7 games to go for Leicester, they are still top of the table, while Chelsea is 10th. What a season

80 abducted Chibok girls were found by US, UK surveillance & then left in captivity- Former UK ambassador to Nigeria says

In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, a UK Newspaper, former British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Andrew Pocock, says that 80 of the Government Girls College Students who were abducted by Boko Haram members in April 2014, were spotted in Sambisa forest by a team of British and American surveillance but they could not rescue them as the Nigerian government made no request for help.

“A couple of months after the kidnapping, fly-bys and an American ‘eye in the sky’ spotted a group of up to 80 girls in a particular spot in the Sambisa forest, around a very large tree — called locally the Tree of Life — along with evidence of vehicular movement and a large encampment. They were there for perhaps up to four weeks, and the question was what to do about them. Answer came there none.”
He said despite all the BBOG campaigns in London and the White House, the British and American troops could not immediately go in to rescue the girls because the Nigerians never asked for that
“What’s more,” Pocock says, “the Nigerians never asked for that.”
He however pointed out that if the Nigerian government had even asked for help, he said the safety of the girls would have been of utmost priority as it would have been very risky to go in and carryout any rescue operation
“A land-based attack would have been seen coming miles away and the girls killed. An air-based rescue would have required large numbers and meant a significant risk to the rescuers and even more to the girls. You might have rescued a few, but many would have been killed. My personal fear was always about the girls not in that encampment. 80 were there, but 250 were taken, so the bulk were not there. What would have happened to them? It’s perfectly conceivable that Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, would have appeared on one of his videos a week later, saying, ‘Who told you that you could try and free these girls? Let me show you what I’ve done to them…’ So you were damned if you did, damned if you didn’t. They were beyond rescue, in practical terms."he said

English FA make last-ditch effort to convince Jay- Jay Okocha's nephew Alex Iwobi to play for England instead of Nigeria

The English Football Association is set to make a last ditch effort to convince Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi to play for England, and not Nigeria.

The 19 year old, who is also nephew to Legendary African footballer Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, has been a regular in the Arsenal first team this season and last weekend scored his first premier league goal for Arsenal.

Iwobi has played for England's Under-16, U17 and U18 sides before choosing to represent Nigeria, the country of his birth after being convinced by Sunday Oliseh and his uncle Jay Jay Okocha..

Alex Iwobi has played in two friendlies for Nigeria, but won’t be officially tied to them until he plays a competitive game for Nigeria, meaning England have about five days to convince him to change his mind.

Read the report from MirrorSport below...
''Iwobi is in line to make his competitive debut THIS WEEK after being named in Nigeria’s squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Egypt, who they host this Friday before the away return next Tuesday.' That has prompted desperate late attempts from the FA to try to get Iwobi to change his mind.
There is no suggestion Iwobi will be fast-tracked into the senior England set-up and handed a premature call-up. But FA chiefs do see him as a potential future Three Lions international and know their hopes of landing him will be dashed if he plays in Nigeria’s upcoming games. 
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has backed up the FA’s views on Iwobi by giving the youngster a glowing reference.'' ''He is understood to have told the FA the player has a big future at the North Londoners and, having let him get away once, they should do everything possible to try to get him back.''

Lawyer of Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam to sue French prosecutor for breach of client's confidentiality

Salah Abdeslam, the last remaining suspect of the Paris Terror Attacks was captured by police in Brussels on Friday, and his lawyer says they will sue the French Prosecutor for breach of Salah's confidentiality.

French prosecutor Francois Molins revealed during a media briefing that Salah confessed he had planned to blow up his suicide vest in the stadium but later changed his mind, a statement Salah's lawyer Sven Mary claims is a breach of her client's confidentiality.
He told Belgian public broadcaster RTBF that Mr Molins' comments at a news conference were "a violation... I cannot let it go unchallenged". I cannot let this pass."
Abdeslam is believed to have fled shortly after the November attacks, returning to the Molenbeek district of Brussels. He is being held at a high-security jail in Belgium. Investigators hope his arrest will lead to more ISIS members arrest after investigation is carried out.

Photos: Kim & Kanye West stun in black as they attend LA Fashion awards after party

Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West on Sunday attended the Los Angeles Fashion awards after-party at the Beverly Hills' eatery, Mr Chow, and they both looked very good in black.

Photos: Student allegedly severely flogged by her Principal and teachers for slapping school's headgirl

A 14 year old girl named Ogechi Blessing, a SS2 pupil of Eva Adelaja Girls Secondary School in Bariga, Lagos was severely flogged on her bare buttocks and back allegedly by her school principal and teachers for slapping the school's headgirl on March 16th.

According to an eye-witness, Ogechi was slapped by the school's headgirl after a disagreement, but instead of walking away, the 14 year old returned the slap. The headgirl reported the matter to the school principal and teachers who took Ogechi to their staff room where they allegedly asked her to pull up her uniform and there-after gave her some hot lashes on her bare buttocks.

Britney Spears shows off her perfect bod as she sunbathes in yellow bikini

Britney Spears shows off her incredible physique as she sunbathes while stretched out by her pool. She captioned the photo: 'Just chilling'

LIB reader writes touching tribute to his late girlfriend who died at 24

This is a tribute from a LIB reader to his late girlfriend who was also an ardent LIB reader. Wasilah died at age 24 in January. RIP, Wasilah. Read below..
"One of my favourite new age Nigerian writer recently said "we are all living to die, to know this is to live well"; such was the life of Wasilah Abdulrahman Akibu. The first time I saw Wasilah was at a “jambite welcome party”; she was elegant in a white skirt;
i remember and in my head; i wished i could ask her for a dance, but she was way above my League: i knew this or so I liked to assume; She was a big boys chick a friend whispered seeing how i admired her, we would rather avoid Senior Azoume’s wrath he added. The next six years of our lives after that night, is something story tellers would struggle to put into words. Things ultimately changed; for the first four, our relationship transformed from been just the usual hello-hi class mates to becoming friends, thereon confidants to each other and above all soul mates.
Before reaching quietus, Wasilah was a graduate student at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, studying Archaeology, she was also a Deputy Program officer for the Population and Reproductive Health Initiative (PRHI) in Zaria, Kaduna state; where she advocated girl child education, participating in community outreach with the initiative; she interacted with numerous adolescent girls during their Adolescent Girls Leadership Program (AGLP) and several other projects, she encouraged them to continue their education against the odds they were faced with; all in a bid to reduce maternal mortality and child bearing health related diseases especially amongst young girls. She was passionate about her job and always used to say “one day I am hopeful I would have a school and I would be able to mentor girls around the world to pursue their dreams”.
Wasilah was compassionate, dedicated and committed to causes beneficial to other people, she was a self-forgetter. Be it at work or at school, she was audacious and courageous. Wasilah Abdulrahman Akibu meant different things to those who knew her; to most she was nice, to some; dutiful, charismatic, sometimes seeming naive, but kindness was something no one could ever take away from her.
She supported her family and many friends in ways beyond comprehension; she sacrificed daily for many to have a better lives! She was a true reflection of the popular saying: “if you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation” It was her dream to become a professor, to teach archaeology and magnify the beauty of Africa’s Heritage to the world, In pursuit of that; plans of her obtaining a scholarship to study conservation for a doctorate degree was in the works… Alas those plans would never see the light.
Her academic and professional life were incomparable to the radiance her aura assumed and her adversaries to date cannot comprehend how she was serene, intelligent, stylish, compassionate, and yet so elegant. It was in this serenity that made many to nick name her Waceecul. We were optimistic of a future together, we would argued about the number of kids we would have, and I remember habbibi alby (as I called her) saying “I will not let you spoil my children, they would grow up to be respectful, diligent and God fearing, if they mess up I will flog them, I will not allow you to carry oyinboness to spoil my children.”
The beauty of this tragedy remains the very fact that Wasilah appreciated the tranquility of death, agreeing that death was easier than living. She had an unshakable belief in a blissful afterlife; and how any, could reach quietus at any given moment. She was a firm believer, free spirited, a lover of life, a go-getter and in the words of her boss" a rose amid thorns".
We love her enough not to question the creator as to why now? We love her enough to know that the goal isn’t to live forever but to live a live worthy of emulation and commemoration like hers. Wasilah was God’s Angel in human schema, a rare gem literature and history books would never fully grasp; and the words to describe her magnificence would always remain insufficient.
At twenty four, Wasilah meet eventual fate on the 6th of January 2016, after a brief illness, she was buried the next day according to Islamic rites. As numbness follow and numerous questions arise; despondence have become brethren as anguish, despair and grief are now companions. I continue to hear the phrase “good people don’t last” it leaves doubt in my mind as to whether all living beings are full of evil? That is a hoax I choose not to believe. All I can now do is to pray she finds peace with her creator, until we are reunited in the lush gardens of paradise. Everyone of us would eventually die, wasilah’s death and the death of many daily is a constant reminder of that reality, to comfort ourselves is to find solace in the words of Socrates when he said; “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings’’. I pray she finds eternal rest, wherever she is.

Photos: See how Corp members slept after the violence-ridden re-run election in Rivers State

Corps members were pictured sleeping both on the floor and benches at a secure location after the violence-ridden re-run election in Rivers State. 
Uluocha Ifeanyi Abraham who shared the photos on Facebook wrote: "This is what corp members went through in yesterday 's rivers rerun. After all this CBN go give work to Amaechi, Dakuku and Wike daughters..."
 Meanwhile, a young man undergoing his National Youth Service Corps program has shared his near-death experience during the March 19 rerun election in Rivers State. Read his experience below. 
My experience as Apo 1 in Unit 6, Ward 4, of Emuoha Local Government Area, in Rivers state re-run election on the 19th of March, 2016.

I have been hearing that hoodlums do snatch election materials from INEC officials during voting process until 19th March, 2016 when election materials were snatched in my polling unit where am acting as the Assistant Presiding Officer 1 (APO 1).

When we first arrived our RAC (Registration Area Center) on 18/03/2016, many people who are not Independent National Electoral Commission adhoc staffs were seen hovering around the RAC. After collecting election material from our SPOs (Supervising Presiding Officers) at around 6:00AM, we set out to our various polling units after much delay. The buses that were conveying us to our various polling units were just crawling. People that are to work at different polling units were to move together accompanied by soldiers, Special Anti Robbery Squad and other police officers.

The crawling way of movement made us (my team-PO, APO 1, APO 11 and three police officers) to arrive our polling unit at around 3:20PM. We were the last people to reach their polling unit in our ward. The card reader failed after trying all the 10 fingers of the first person that came to vote. As the second person showed up for accreditation, a group of hoodlums entered our polling unit from unknown where and made away with some of our election materials except our card reader (with me), ballot paper and election result (with the APO 11) . We all ran away including the 3 police men that were working with us. There was a pandemonium in the unit.

After the noises subsided, we re-converged at one place to discuss on how to move back to the LGA, since all the people that we called to come for our rescue who actually picked the call did not give us quick attention and there is only one road leading to the place except through water. One of the party agents among the two main parties in Nigeria, who told us that the election materials were snatched by the other party member, offered to help us move out of the village. After much contemplation on whether we are save to move out of the village at that time or not, we agreed to move since we believed that the hoodlums might come back to harm us or carry the remaining election materials. One of the villagers offered his vehicle too. So, the police men entered the bus that conveyed us to the place and the rest of us with 2 of the villagers (the party agent and one other village boy) and the owner of the car left for the LGA.

On our way to the LGA, the party agent that were with us said that we have to pass through his party senatorial candidate to reveal that it is other party member that snatched the materials from us. That was when we began to fill uncomfortable with them. Then, the APO 11 insisted to board a car to Choba against the wish of the party agent and ours too. By then, we have lost the police men on the way from the community. The driver called me separately and asked me whether we and the party agent did not discuss anything? Which I sincerely replied that we did not discuss anything. On my own, I have decided not to meet or talk with the politician because some of them are heartless. After seeing how the guy was serious about taking us especially the woman(APO 11 who was with the result sheets and ballot paper) to the politician, the PO knelt down and begged the woman to give them the ballot paper and the election result sheets that she was carrying.

I left the scene with my phone on my ear as if i was making call. After I have given them about 300m gap to the LGA, I saw my PO running towards my direction. I asked him " what happened?" And he told me that the APO 11 has been tied and thrown into a Honda accord. Then, we ran together to the LGA. We saw many other corpers too who were complaining of the same snatch experience in their polling unit too. This is just the summary of what happened.
Please, thank God with me for this is my true life story. I am a serving corp member in Emohua LGA of Rivers state"

Adam Johnson's ex-gf Stacey Flounders moves into new £750k home as footballer awaits jail sentence

Stacey Flounders, the ex-girlfriend of disgraced footballer Adam Johnson and mother of his daughter has moved into a new house worth £750,000 as Johnson awaits his prison sentence for having sexual relations with a 15 year old girl.

Stacey Flounders, 26, was pictured entering the house with the couple's one-year-old daughter. It is said to be located in Country Durham, in the North East of England...

Photos: Buhari declares open the National Exconomic Council retreat

President Buhari declared open the National Economic Council Retreat on the Economic which is currently holding at the state house conference center Abuja. Continue to see more photos..