Friday, 12 February 2016

George Clooney's wife , Amal , steals the show in her black sequin ball gown at Berlin Film Festival

George Clooney and his ever gorgeous wife attended the opening ceremony of Berlin Film Festival on Thursday.  The 38-year-old Lebanon-born lawyer  sparkled in a black sequin ball gown, which was the perfect choice for her slim and statuesque figure, ahead of the premiere of 54-year-old George's hotly-anticipated comedy. The dazzling one-piece featured a column-style dress - rendered in small black sequins - which featured two spaghetti straps and clung to every contour of her towering figure.

See more pics of the lovely couple at the event below :

Japan donates $11m for provision of electricity to Northern Nigeria & Abuja

The New Telegraph reports that an aid of JPY 1.317 billion -equivalent to  $11 million United States dollars) - have been granted by the Japanese government  to the Federal Government of Nigeria for emergency improvement of electricity supply facilities in Abuja.

Revealed : How Jonathan's ex ADC transported N10billion in 17 suitcases to PDP Chiefs

Article written by Today Nigeria ;

Detectives are questioning former President Goodluck Jonathan’s ex-Aide-De-Camp (ADC) on the disbursement of more than N10 billion oil proceeds to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination convention delegates.

President Muhammadu Buhari appoints Personal Assistant on New Media

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed 24-year-old Bashir Ahmad as his Personal Assistant on New Media. The indigene of Kano state until his appointment,  was the Online Editor (Hausa) for Leadership Newspaper. The new presidential aide will oversee Mr. Buhari’s communication on social media and related platforms.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Buhari has resumed work - Presidency confirms

The Presidency has released a press statement stating that Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has resumed work. The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was the acting president during Buhari's vacation . Read statement below:

Photos: Buhari receives German President Joachim Gauck in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari received the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, at the state house, Abuja today February 11th.See more photos below

Photos: Saraki receives German President at the National Assembly

 Germany's President  Joachim Gauck, visited the National Assembly, Abuja, today, February 11.  The meeting was focused on ways that Nigeria and Germany can foster stronger ties and bonds, as well as collaborate on economic, security, and legislative issues.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Osinbajo names the priority of Buhari-led administration

While speaking at the inauguration of some legacy projects at Aiyetoro in Yewa North Local Government Council, Ogun State,  on Tuesday (February 9) Vice President Yemi Osinbajo noted that priority of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is to create jobs for the nation’s unemployed graduates .

Ciara and her NFL boyfriend Russell Wilson loved up at basketball game (photos)

 Ciara and her NFL boyfriend Russell Wilson were  loved up front at a  basketball game - the Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks - in New York on Tuesday night. The 30-year-old singer stunned  in a skin-tight  black polo neck and jeans and a slouch Christian Louboutin boots completed the look. See more pics below

Dortmund fans bombard pitch with tennis balls in ticket price protest (Photos)

 Tennis balls were thrown into the football pitch as Borussia Dortmund fans staged their own protest over ticket prices during their German Cup win over Stuttgart. Thousands of Dortmund supporters spent the opening 20 minutes away from their seats at the Mercedes Benz arena while a banner saying 'football should be affordable' (pictured above - written in German ) stretched across the empty spaces.

PDP will take back its “inheritance” from APC – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state on Wednesday said the Peoples Democratic Party would take back its inheritance from the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Mr. Fayose, who was with five other PDP governors at an interdenominational thanksgiving service to celebrate the validation of Udom Emmanuel’s election as governor of Akwa Ibom state, said the current generation of PDP will make a difference.

INEC to spend 10 billion naira on rerun elections

INEC Chairman Prof Mahmud Yakubu, said on Wednesday while presenting INEC’s 2015/2016 budget before the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters that 80 rerun elections in the country will cost N10 billion . According to him , N10b is required for logistics and other electoral activities.

Akwa Ibom state governor holds thanksgiving for his victory at Supreme court (photos)

Akwa Ibom State for Gov Udom Emmanuel's   thanksgiving service at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State for his January 27th victory at the Supreme court. Governors of Abia, Bayelsa, Ekiti and Rivers state are in attendance. General Overseer of Living Faith ministries Bishop David Oyedepo was the guest minister. More photos below

10 pro-Biafra protesters ‘die’ in Aba (photos)

According to The Nation , ten persons lost their lives  and another 20 were  injured in yesterday’s protest by the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) in Aba, Abia State, when the protesters clashed with security agencies. There are also unconfirmed reports that said that over 30 members of the group  are receiving treatment in various hospitals in the city while another 20 are in detention.

Anti corruption : Read what Pastor Chris Okotie told President Buhari

Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries , Christopher Oghenebrorie Okotie,  has described President Mohammadu Buhari's anti corruption crusade as a strong, pathological approach aims to get to the root of every situations. He said in a letter sent to DailySun Newspaper:

Fayose: 3 powerful reasons why President Buhari should withdraw 2016 Budget

Ekiti State Governor Mr Ayodele Fayose, has told  President Mohammadu Buhari to withdraw and represent the 2016 appropriation bill to the National Assembly . The governor  revealed that the document had been doctored as a national embarrassment.

According to the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose  , here are three reasons why President Buhari should withdraw the budget and accept responsibilities :

Kendall Jenner is gorgeous in cute pink dress for Zoonlander NYC premiere

 Kendall Jenner  wore  a cute pink dress for the  Zoolander 2 premiere which held at Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday (February 9) in New York City. The 20-year-old model was joined at the event by her mom Kris and her BFF Gigi Hadid . See more below

Seyi Shay looks stylish in leather pants

The chocolate-skinned artiste stepped out looking stylish in a classic white blouse and leather pants.

So adorable ! Annie Idibia shares photo of her daughter's first day in school

Annie and 2 face Idibia's second daughter Olivia , 2,  started school today and the elated  mum took to Instagram to pour out her excitement over her 2-year-old . " Sooooooooo excited!!!! My super Star ,Olivia has started School!!!can't believe how time flies !!! Am a very proud mama!! Thank u Lord for such a remarkable blessing!!! , " the proud mum wrote .

Photos: Nollywood holds candle light procession for late star actor, Dede One Day

Nollywood held a candle night on Tuesday (February 9th)  at the  Luxury City hotel (sugarland) Aba for late comic actor" Dede one day"  who died on 11th Dec. 2015. May his soul rest in peace , Amen . See more photos below

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is now the fourth richest man in the world ... and he's on paternity leave !

CEO Facebook Mark Zuckerberg  is now the  fourth-richest person in the world . The new change occurred on Tuesday February 2 , 2016 after Facebook's stock soared , leap-frogging over Jeff Bezos (now at fifth place ) as Amazon's stocks plummeted .

Woah ! Meet Roger the muscular kangaroo who hits the gym ! (photos)

Don't just joke or mess with him , you might regret it ! Lol ... Roger is a muscular Kangaroo - bulging biceps and veins popping out from his huge sculpted forearms . He weighs an incredible  89 kilograms and stands 2.007 metres from tip to tail . Roger  currently lives at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Northern Territory .

See new naira-dollar exchange rate

The shortage of foreign exchange which persists in the forex markets  especially the greenback  has caused the naira to drop further to 313.5 against the United States dollar at the parallel market on Tuesday  . The local currency had traded for 310 to a dollar on Monday.

Reuters reports that the naira closed at 199.40 to the dollar on Tuesday on the interbank market around the peg rate of 197 to the dollar .

Kim Kardashian shows off post-baby body figure in all black ensemble

                   
Kim Kardashian joined hubby Kanye West and their daughter North in New York on Tuesday night for the rapper's big reveal of his new album. The family were spotted heading into the listening party at the iconic at Electric Lady Studios for Kanye's latest release which was given its fourth new title on Tuesday, T.L.O.P.

Kim wore a skin-tight bodysuit to show off her curvy post-baby body as she joined her family for Kanye's listening party . See more pics below

How world bank plans to help unemployed Nigerians get jobs

The World Bank has inaugurated a $160m (N31.5bn) growth and employment initiative in Nigeria on Tuesday. The initiative aimed at stimulating economic activities in some sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Some of the identified sectors are entertainment, Information and Communication Technology, construction, manufacturing, agro-processing, hospitality and tourism.

Actress Monalisa Chinda set to re-marry

Nollywood Actress Monalisa Chinda is set to remarry - according to a reliable source . And the source says that she  is doing all she can to keep the news away from the media .The wedding is set to take place  this February but the identity of the man is still obscure - as she has made it a secret .

He wedding will be her second marriage as first one to Segun Dejo-Richard crashed in 2009. The actress  has a 7 year old daughter which she enjoys showing off on social media . Big congrats to her!

More photos from Omotola's birthday party in Ghana

Superstar actress Omotola who celebrated her 38th birthday in Ghana on February 7th , 2016 shared more photos from her all girls birthday party on her Facebook page . See more pics below

Photos : Cristiano Ronaldo is eyeing this $23million apartment in NYC's Trump Tower.

According to TMZ, Cristiano Ronaldo is eyeing up another apartment -  in one of the most sought-after buildings in New York's Trump Tower-  which costs up to $23million. The 31-year-old is said to be interested in a $23million apartment on the 63rd floor of the Fifth Avenue building despite splashing out $18.5million on another apartment in the same building back in August.

Trump Tower, located on 5th Avenue, 56th Street is 'regarded as one of Manhattan's most prestigious and secure' places to live, with previous residents including Bruce Willis.  See photos of the apartment below :

Are Kylie and Tyga getting married ?

Errr ... no ! Rapper and Kylie's beau Tyga has revealed he's in no rush to get married to his 18-year-old reality star girlfriend . He told Los Angeles radio station Real 92.3's Big Boy on Tuesday when asked about possible wedding plans that he wants to focus on his career .

Read what a Federal High Court ordered to be done to ex-militant Tompolo

At a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, Justice Ibrahim Buba  directed security agencies in the country to compel the attendance in court of ex-Niger Delta militant, Chief Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo), charged with N13 billion theft by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

FG must create enabling environment to grow economy — Fmr President Obasanjo

Speaking at the official opening of British American Tobacco Company Nigeria, BATN, head office in Lagos yesterday, former president of Nigeria charged the Federal Government to create enabling environment to attract private investment which is needed to grow the economy. Obasanjo said:

Khloe Kardashian hits back at reports that claimed that she's back with French Montana

There were rumors that Khloe Kardashian was back with her ex French Montana after the pair were spotted having a late night dinner - this coincided with unconfirmed reports that she has called it quits with   James Harden. Khloe was not happy with the reports and she took to micro blogging site Twitter to vent her anger at the reports . See tweets  below :

Meet the Airlander , the world's biggest aircraft (photos)

 The Airlander 10  is the largest aircraft in the world, even bigger than the Airbus A380 . The 302ft-long (93 metres) Airlander was originally developed as part of a US Army project but was scrapped by military bosses. The craft did carry out a test flight in 2012, but next month's take-off will be the first under the hybrid aircraft's latest specifications - seen at the end of the article

Did Buhari actually call Nigerians criminals ? Presidency has this to say

Read press statement from the Presidency below :

The State House has described as misconstrued, the various interpretations of President Muhammadu Buhari's comments in an interview granted to the UK's Telegraph newspaper on February 5, 2016. In a statement released in Abuja on Tuesday, February 9, Malam Garba Shehu (Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity) noted that the wave of negative reactions to the President's remarks about the reputation of Nigerians abroad was as a result of an incomplete understanding of President Buhari's point.

Okonjo-Iweala finally reacts EFCC to probe

Former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has reacted to allegations that EFCC is investigating her  . She dismissed those slanderous allegations , describing them as misleading and untrue. She made her reaction in a statement signed by her Media Adviser, Paul Nwabikwu yesterday.

Rare western lowland gorilla twins are born in conservation area in central Africa (photos)

Gorilla twins - first set of twins recorded in Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas in the Central African Republic (CAR).- have been born to Malui and father Makumba . The birth of the twin gorillas  is said to be very rare in the Central African country .

The western lowland gorilla is the most widespread of all gorilla subspecies  in central and western Africa but sadly they are threatened by hunting for use as food and for the use of their body parts in medicine and charms.

Idris Elba splits with baby mama after night out with supermodel Naomi Campbell

No one saw this coming ? Actor  Idris Elba has reportedly split from his longtime girlfriend Naiyana Garth whom he started dating in early 2013, with the pretty brunette soon falling pregnant.
 The news of their separation comes after the actor was spotted enjoying a night out with supermodel Naomi Campbell and were pictured( right) leaving the prestigious 1 Oak nightclub at the same time.

Kanye West rants on Twitter about Kylie rumors on being the face of Puma

Kanye West took to his Twitter account soon after to rant about the clothing brand Puma after it was rumored that his sister-in-law Kylie Jenner would be the new face of the brand. He tweeted the above to his over 18 million followers . Plus he gets massive retweets though

Photos : Gov.Ambode honours President Joachim Gauck of Germany at dinner reception

 Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the dinner reception in honour of His Excellency, President Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, at Victoria Island, Lagos, on Tuesday, February 09, 2016. See more photos beow

Bruno Mars writes thank you note to Beyonce & Coldplay for 'Incredible' Super Bowl experience

Bruno Mars took his time to write sweet thank you note to Beyonce and Coldplay for helping him have an incredible time during the 2016 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
“I had front row seats and witnessed these two incredible artist do their thing. Thank you Coldplay for inviting the squad and I to perform our tune. We were all very honored to be apart of such a positive uplifting show,” he wrote on Instagram.