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Photographer Paul Ukonu Reacts to Kate Henshaw’s Made Magazine Controversy

A few hours ago Made magazine released their latest issue which has a double cover with newly revamped sitcom ‘Do Good’ stars, Kate Henshaw and Basorge Tariah.

The photos for the magazine were shot by Paul Ukonu with Tokyo James as the Creative Director and stylist for the shoot.

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The cover has gotten quite a reaction as plenty people stated that Kate Henshaw’s photos were especially photoshopped and made to look nothing like her.

Paul Ukonu shared his thoughts on controversy via social media.


Yemi Alade fires at BET for allegedly 'undermining Africa'

Amidst all the hype surrounding the BET Awards, hosted on June 28 in Los Angeles, Yemi Alade has lashed out at organizers of the event, accusing them of "undermining Africa", Naij reports.

After being nominated in the Best International Act (Africa) category at the prestigious event, the Johny hitmaker took to her Instagram account to express her frustration at the way the event was organised.

According to the post, Alade posted a picture of herself looking displeased, along with the caption: "When bae says he misses you... #imaginaryBae By the way … @bet_intl Africa is not a country!!!… It is wrong to nominate huge African stars and publicly try to humiliate Africa. Why on Earth is the African category of the awards held hours before the main event? If African artistes are not worthy in your sight. Pls by all means cancel delete, omit best international act (Africa) category out of the glorified awards.

This is wrong!!! Wrong wrong wrong.

Meanwhile

Pls next time, credi…

Court adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn libel suit against AIT

An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday adjourned the N150bn libel suit filed by former Lagos state Governor, Chief Bola Tinubu, against African Independent Television(AIT) to September 30.

Justice Iyabo Akinkugbe adjourned the suit for further direction on the court processes served by counsel to both parties in the suit.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tinubu had instituted the suit against Daar Communications Plc, owners of AIT, for airing of a documentary titled “Lion of Bourdilion”.

He had alleged that the documentary aired on the television station’s channel was libelous and was aimed at tarnishing his image.

During Tuesday’s hearing, counsel for AIT, Mr Jeffery Kadiri, told the court that he had filed all the necessary pleadings in the matter.

Responding, Tinubu’s counsel, Mr Ademola Adesiyun, asked the court in a motion dated June 26 for extension of time in which to file a reply to AIT’s statement of defence and counter-claim.

In the counter-claim, AIT listed its Chairman eme…

Taraba urged to increase resources to curb HIV/AIDS

The Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) has called on the Taraba State Government to comply with the global-based recommendations by allocating 15 percent of the state’s budget to the health sector.

The Taraba State Chapter of the group also called on the state House of Assembly to prioritize the disease in their budgetary allocation for the year 2015/2016.

The call was made on Tuesday during the commencement of a five-day massive awareness campaign on the disease by NEPWHAN in collaboration with the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) -SURE-P HIV/AIDS programme.

National Coordinator of NEPWHAN, Edward Ogenyi, expressed dismay at the way and manner the disease has being on the increase in the state.

In Taraba State, the HIV prevalence is 10,5 percent which is above the national average of 3,1.

“The total number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the state is about 110 849 and those eligible for HIV treatment is 54 120,” Ogenyi noted.

He felt sad that …

Banky W's Phone Stolen At DJ Xclusive’s Album Release Party

Nigerian singer and EME boss, Banky W won’t be too jolly right now as he lost one of his phones to thieves during DJ Xclusive’s white party which held at the Landmark centre, Oniru, Lagos.

While details of the experience has neither been shared by the singer or sources in his camp, reports say that the singer is embittered about the loss of his phone.

And to confirm the tale, the singer took to his Instagram account to share a blank black picture with the caption, ‘To the person that stole my phone.. when anything bad happens in ur life, remember that U brought this upon yourself #100fold #ItsGodThatWillPayYouBack..Meanwhile thanks sooo much to everyone who came through and/or supported us. The @djxclusive83 all white party was EPICCCCC.’


DJ Xclusive is the official Disc Jockey for the Empire Mates Entertainment crew and members of the music company joined the DJ at the white themed album release party.

Kogi High Court judge regains freedom after Kidnap

A High Court judge in Kogi State, Justice Samuel Obayomi, who was kidnapped on May 25, has regained freedom after 34 days in captivity.

Justice Obayomi, who is the judge of Ebogogo High Court in Adavi local government of Kogi State, was kidnapped on May 25, at about 8:45 am, by a three-member gang while on his way to the office.

The kidnappers had demanded N150 million ransom for his release.

It was gathered that Justice Obayomi was released on Saturday night by his abductors, who dumped him along the road.

The state police commissioner, Mr Samuel Ogunjemilusi, confirmed the release, but could not confirm if any ransom was paid. Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasir Ajanah, also confirmed the development.

Popular Google Mail, or Gmail, Adds 'Undo Send' Button

Google is making it easier to steer clear of the trouble that can be caused by a misdirected or inappropriate email.

An option to cancel the delivery of an email within 30 seconds of hitting the send button is now a standard safeguard in Google's Gmail as part of a settings change made this week.

The "undo send" feature had already been available for the past six years in Google's experimental labs, but that required Gmail users taking extra steps to get it.

Gmail accountholders will now be able to activate the protection in Gmail's settings. The tool delays the delivery of emails from five to 30 seconds after the send button is pressed to give users a fleeting chance to retrieve an email mistakenly sent to the wrong person or an ill-conceived communique.

Google inserted the "undo send" feature last month into an email management application called "Inbox" designed for mobile devices.

Gmail, started 11 years ago, is the far more popular email …

No Boko Haram Suspect Sent to Anambra - Hon. Ogene

Former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, has called on the people of Anambra state, especially traders, to discountenance rumours of a transfer of Boko Haram convicts to the state.

He urged them to re-open their markets and businesses shut over the weekend following apprehensions arising from the falsehood.

Hon. Ogene, who represented Ogbaru Federal Constituency of the state and was Spokesperson of the House of Representatives, stated that though the prisons falls under the purview of the federal government, it was inconceivable that persons awaiting trial for insurgency will be transferred to states outside the jurisdiction where they are being tried.

“So far, I don’t think there are more than five convictions for Boko Haram offenses in Nigeria. Indeed, the bulk of those in custody for insurgency are Awaiting Trial Inmates, who are routinely brought to court near their places of remand – certainly not anywhere near the South east of Nigeria”, Hon. Ogene…

Buhari Will Perform Better Than Past Governments – Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole

The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has a contrary view to the perspective of the PDPon the 30 days of President Muhamamdu Buhari in office.

Governor Oshiomhole believes the President has the political will to do better than past governments because of what he perceives as the President’s commitment to fashioning out policies and programmes that will impact directly on the lives of average Nigerians.

He said that the assurance of the will of the President to deliver on party’s manifestos and campaign promises came after the meeting he and some governors had with the President in Abuja.

The Governor, however, says there “will be no quick fix measures” because Buhari inherited a treasury that is almost empty.

“All the same, he has not come to lament that, but he has come to give a new hope and we are more inspired now,” he added.

Mr Oshiomhole has asked Nigerians to be patient with the President and support him in order for him to deliver on the promises he made bef…

NASS Crisis: Speaker Dogara Explains Why He Shunned APC’s Letter

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has explained that he was unable to act on the letter forwarded to him by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress because of a pending court case.

Speaking at a parley with former House Representatives members, Representative Dogara, however, said that the fracas that occurred in the House of Reps chambers last Thursday (June 25) was inexcusable and unacceptable.

The Speaker said that although he had wanted to act on the party’s letter nominating some persons as principal officers of the House, as a law abiding citizen he was compelled to do otherwise as a result of a pending court case instituted by about 36 APC lawmakers from the North Central zone.

The APC lawmakers alleged that the party had schemed them out in violation of constitutional provision on Federal Character Principle.

He said that the tradition has been that the six principal positions are shared evenly among the six geopolitical zones of the country …

Leggy Actress Yvonne Nelson Reveals Cleavage On BET Red Carpet

Yvonne

Famous Ghanaian movie producer and actress, Yvonne Nelson, isn’t the actress with the biggest boobies in the industry.

But that certainly did not stop her from showing off her cleavage on the red carpet 2015 BET scheduled to hold later, Saturday June 27, 2015.

The House of Goldstar who was spotted at the Staples Centre in New York on Friday, June 26, 2015 shared the image on her Instagram account.

Interestingly enough, Yvonne Nelson also noted the increase in size of her b**bs and captioned the picture,‘My b**bs look big how did that happen??’

The actress is scheduled to start showing her recent production, If Tomorrow Never Comes in Nigeria cinemas from the first week of July 2015.

NDLEA Reportedly Investigating Davido For Drug Use

This is getting serious than i thought!

According to some unconfirmed sources, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency is investigating Davido for promoting and using drugs in his Fans Mi video featuring Meek Mill.

In the video, which has gone viral since it was released earlier this month, Davido is seen discussing with an unidentified man as they haggle over a briefcase of dollars and a bag full of hard drugs.

Sunday Telegraph reports that NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, said in an email, “The agency considers the musical video ‘Fans Mi’ inappropriate and indecent. It has the tendency to negatively influence and induce drug use and trafficking.

#TrueOrFalse?? APC Rejects Alleged Relocation Of Boko Haram Suspects To Anambra

The All Progressives Congress (APC), South-East geographic zone, has dismissed rumour of a planned transfer of Boko Haram suspects to Ekwulobia Prison in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State Prisons, describing it as ”blatant falsehood”.


In a swift reaction, the Spokesperson, APC, South-East,Mr. Osita Okechukwu in a statement said:” We wish to state categorically that the rumour making the rounds that Boko Haram detainees will be transferred to Anambra State or any other state for that matter is blatant falsehood.

“We have made contacts with the Presidency, Nigeria Prison Service, Ministry of Internal Affairs and they have assured us that there is no iota of truth in the mischievous rumour.

“In the clarification, Nigeria Prison Service stated unequivocally that, ‘most of the terror suspects are awaiting trial and so there is no way they can be moved to another state, because they must be tried in the state where they committed the crime’.

“They went further to state that thei…

Full Statement: PDP Urges Prayers For Buhari, APC To Deliver

30 Days In Office: PDP Urges Prayers For Buhari, APC To Deliver

It’s Been All Motion, No Movement



After a careful evaluation of the first 30 days of President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC)’s administration, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) notes that it has become obvious that Nigerians need to join hands in prayers to save the government from further inaction and dithering.

The party said the call for prayers has become necessary given the fact that the administration is finding it difficult to locate its bearing and even take off and face the challenges of governance at the center resulting in 30 days of all motion and no movement, a scenario that does not augur well for the polity.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Sunday said that the enormity of the confusion surrounding the government and party in the last one month makes it imperative for Nigerians to pray as the success or failure of the Buhari administration will not only…

Female suicide bombers kill five in Maiduguri

At least five people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide bombing attack near a hospital in Nigeria’s Maiduguri city, an official said on Sunday.

Two female suicide bombers on Saturday attempted to gain entry into a government-run hospital located in Molai area of the city but were stopped by security operatives on duty at the facility, Xinhua reported citing Mohammed Kanar, the regional coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency.

The female suicide bombers blew themselves up by detonating the explosives device wired round their body, the chief rescue worker said.


Boko Haram blamed

Local people blamed the incident on Boko Haram, a terror group which has killed more than 13,000 people since 2009 in violent attacks in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country.

Bomb attacks targeting civilians were one of the terror group’s major tactics in causing panic and exerting pressure on the government.

A series of suicide blasts have been recorded in various parts of Nigeria …

Actress, Laide Bakare Cruise New York Streets In New G-Wagon 2015 Model (PHOTOS)

Nollywood actress Laide Bakare who is currently on vacation took to the streets of New York yesterday, cruising the streets in Her New G-Wagon 2015 model.

The actress who is set to return to Nigeria after a long break from the bustles of the movie industry.

She took her time window shopping and getting goodies for are loved ones back in Nigeria.

See photos below.







Fela Anikulapo’s Grandchild, Rolari Kuti Weds Australian Boo (PHOTOS)

Alas! The First Grand Child of Afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is set to marry her Australian boo, Benedict Jacka today June 27th 2015.

Rolari Segun is the first child of Fela’s Eldest daughter, Yeni Kuti and the Late Femi Segun.

The wdding is going on right now at New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja-Lagos.

Femi Kuti, Made Kuti, Funke Kuti and other members of the hosting Kuti family are all in attendance at their their Niece’s wedding.

Her Australian Husband-to-be family also travelled all over from from Australia to attend the wedding.

See Photos from the wedding below.



Congrats to Toke Makinwa As YouTube Approves Her Vlogging Channel (PHOTOS)

Popular On-Air-personality and YouTube Vlogger has been rewarded for her consistent efforts and Certified by YouTube In a very rare move.

Considering the fact that very Few YouTube channels are certified in Nigeria makes this a Huge feat for her.

She took to her Instagram account to celebrate the honour bestowed on her by YouTube naming her as one the very first Vloggers in Nigeria.

She captioned the photos,
“Mama I’m a YouTube Star…. So much to be thankful for, YouTube is 10 and tonight I was celebrated at the “Evening with YouTube” event.

‘I feel really blessed, way up! God has brought so many of you into my life via my Vlog and it feels really good to be one of the very first Vloggers in Nigeria.

Don’t let anyone kill your dream, first they will laugh and at some point they will copy.

I got to talk about my channel and share my growth on YouTube as a content provider.’

‘Thanks to everyone who has ever watched, subscribed or liked any one of my videos, for the family I have built …

FreakShow!! US court approves same sex marriage nationwide

The United States Supreme Court on Friday delivered a historic ruling legalising same sex marriage across the country.

In the historic judgement, Justice Anthony Kennedy said gays, like every normal human, have the right to be happy.

She said, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were.

“Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

Friday’s Supreme Court ruling now makes the US the 21st country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage across its territory. Following the latest development, couples of same gender would now be accorded every rights and privileges enjoyed by normal unions.

Reacting to the development, President Barack Obama congratulated the g…

Mali: Gunmen attack military camp near Mauritania border

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Gunmen attacked a military camp in western Mali on Saturday, exchanging shots with soldiers as residents of a nearby village hid in their homes, officials and witnesses said.

A witness said two soldiers were killed along with multiple assailants, though an official death toll was not immediately available.

The attack began at around 5 a.m. at the camp near the village of Nara, which is about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the border with Mauritania, said army spokesman Col. Souleymane Maiga.

"The army repelled the attackers who had entrenched themselves in the village," Maiga said. "Until around 9 a.m. there were exchanges of fire between the army and the assailants in the streets of the village."

Nara resident Boughambi Traore said he saw the dead bodies of two soldiers from Mali's national guard along with those of multiple fighters. He said soldiers were patrolling the village Saturday afternoon looking for fighters hiding out there.

Civil…

#Tragic: OOU students crushed to death by container

A container-laden truck yesterday crushed an 18-seater commercial bus on Illishan-Sagamu junction axis of the Sagamu/Benin Expressway, Sun reports.

According to reports, the passengers who were mainly students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, died on the spot. The driver of the bus also died.

The accident was said to have occurred when the container-laden truck driving against traffic had a fatal collision with the commercial bus conveying the passengers.

The Commander of the state-owned Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Ijebu-Ode, Commander Tommy Hamzat. who was at the scene when the accident occurred, said the truck driver who was driving against traffic collided with the commercial bus, killing all the occupants, including the bus driver.

“The bus was facing Lagos, though, I don’t know where it was coming from. The container-laden truck with no load in it was coming from Sagamu side, but it was driving against the traffic and that resulted in the collision, …

Actor, IK Ogbonna Calls Sonia Morales As His ‘Wife’, Not ‘Baby-mama’

Model hunky Nollywood actor, IK Ogbonna has revealed that the woman who just had his baby, Sonia Morales is not his baby-mama but a good wife.

While shopping with his baby-mama, IK Ogbonna said God has blessed him with the beautiful Colombian as a wife and not a baby-mama.

‘Point of correction…God blessed me with a good wife I don’t have a baby mama …. I have a beautiful Mrs @sonialareinaa..We Out here shopping for king,’ he wrote on his Instagram.

Ogbonna is said to be planning a wedding for June 27, 2015.
IK Ogbonna and Sonia Morales welcomed their first child, a baby boy on Friday, June 19, 2015.

NDLEA Urges Government to Enact Bye Laws against local gin

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has urged government at all levels to enact bye laws against the production and sale of local gin, commonly called goskolo in Plateau.

Principal Staff Officer of NDLEA in the state, Bello Mumuni stated this at the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)/Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Plateau State organised awareness campaign on drug abuse during this year's International Day Against Abuse Illicit Trafficking 2015.

Delivering a remark at the occasion, Mumuni hinted that by law, the NDLEA had no right to enact such laws even as he stated that it was unfortunate that Nigeria had since graduated from a transit illicit drug maker to a consumer nation.

According to him, though internationally, some hard drugs were permitted for use or processing, those could only be allowed for medical or scientific purposes unlike in some areas in Nigeria, lizard excreta, sniffing of toilets soak away, and even cough syrup consumption have become order…

FG to send 700 soldiers to Liberia

Even as the dreaded Boko Haram sect keeps tormenting the North-Eastern part of the country, no fewer than 700 officers and men of the Nigerian Army would depart the country for a peacekeeping operation in Monrovia, Liberia on Monday.

They were, however, warned to abide by the rules of engagement and respect the culture and tradition of the Liberian people during their stay in Liberia.

The General Officer Commanding, One Mechanised Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Maj-Gen. Kenneth Osuji, stated this at the graduation of troops at a pre-deployment training held at the Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre, Jaji, near Kaduna on Friday.

Osuji was also GOC of the 1 Brigade made up of the Nigerian Battalion 36 in the United Nations Mission in Liberia.

Osuji warned the troops against contracting the dreaded Ebola virus while in Liberia.

He also charged the officers to portray the country in a good light by avoiding any act capable of embarrassing the army.

Osuji said, “Be reminded that the Niger…

Edo APC loses assembly seat to PDP

Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday, lost Estako West II constituency to the Peoples Democratic (PDP) following the declaration of Gallant Sylvanus Peter as the duly elected member of the State House of Assembly by the State Election Petition Tribunal.

The PDP candidate had challenged the declaration of Gowon Yakubu, candidate of the APC, as winner of the 11 April, 2015 by the Independent National Electoral Commission. (INEC), at the tribunal.

Delivering the judgment, Chairman of the tribunal, Justice E. Abuua, held that the notice of intention to hold party primaries sent to INEC by the APC, was less than the mandatory 21 days, adding that, the notice of intention to hold primary was given on November 13 2014 while the primaries were held on 1 December, 2014, meaning that Gowon Yakubu was not duly nominated by the APC.

The tribunal therefore said all the votes cast for the APC candidate was wasted as a result of which the first runner up who had 4001 …

Buhari Dissolves Board Of NNPC

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has dissolved the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with immediate effect.

The dissolution of was contained in a letter to the board on Friday signed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr Danladi Kifasi.

In the letter the President thanked members of the dissolved board of the NNPC for their services to the nation.

During his campaigns, President Buhari had reiterated his commitment to sanitising the NNPC and blocking fund leakages in the corporation.

The NNPC had come under scrutiny in late 2013 after the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria alleged that the corporation had not remitted $20 billion made from the sale of crude oil to the Federation Account between 2012 and 2013.

President Buhari, had in April stated that his administration would revisit the alleged missing $20 billion.

He made the statement while receiving delegates from Adamawa State.

The President said: “$20 billion dollar…

NDLEA arrests 246 drug suspects in Edo state

Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested 246 suspected drug barons in the state between June 2014 and June 2015.

It said 30 tonnes of different types of hard drugs were seized in different parts of the state.

State Commander of NDLEA, Mr. Buba Wakawa, disclosed this at the 2015 International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

Buba said a total of 116 millions of hectares of Cannabis Sativa farms were destroyed in the state.

He said the command has convicted 20 drug suspects in the last one year.

The Edo NDLEA boss stated that 126 drug dependent persons were counseled, rehabilitated and re-integrated into the society.

He appealed to the State Drug Abuse Control Committee to partner with the NDLEA for the purpose of planning and implementation of eradication programmes.

#JAB Celebrity: I Have Never Done Voice Training In My Life – Timi Dakolo

Known for his rich and sultry voice, Musician Timi Dakolo who was asked in a recent interview with NET about how he maintains his voice said he has never “gone for any sort of voice training in his life.”

“Trust me, na God give me the voice. I have never gone for any voice training in my life. I don’t even know what voice training entails. The only thing I did that I know also helped my voice is that I read that voice is like a muscle, the more you stretch it, the bigger and better it takes shape”

Going further, he also revealed how tough it was for him growing up with his grandmother in Port Harcourt and how they eventually survived.

“I grew up with my grandmother in Port Harcourt. After school, I would join her at the market. I hawked pure water, plantain chips etc. I did a lot of hustling as a young boy. “

‘Nigeria Spends about N3.50k To Feed A Prisoner Daily’

The Nigerian government spends a meagre N3.50k to feed an inmate in Nigerian prisons each day, the Legal Defence and Assistance Project has said.

Speaking at a round table for media and civil society organizations in Lagos, Thursday, Chino Obiagwu said that the current cost was increased by the new Comptroller-General of Prisons from the previous N2.10k per prisoner.

The round table was themed ‘Moving Nigeria Towards the Abolition of the Death Penalty.’

“The truth is that many prisoners supplement their meals because all kinds of businesses and activities go on inside the prisons,” said Mr. Obiagwu, National Coordinator, LEDAP.

“If you allow Nigerian prisoners to survive on their ration, they will all die.”

There are about 56,000 inmates scattered across Nigerian prisons, according to Mr. Obiagwu whose organization champions the rights of Nigerian prisoners.

“A lot of philanthropy goes into our prisons, churches like the Catholic church, The Redeemed church carry out on regular priso…

Buhari holds first Jumat prayer inside Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday joined Muslim faithful for the Jumat service inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

That was the first time a Jumat service will be held in the premises.

All former Muslim Presidents and Vice Presidents have been taking part in the services at the National Mosque, Abuja.

Since his inauguration on May 29, Buhari had taken part in three Jumat services at the National Mosque. He was in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State, last Friday.

The Friday prayer was led by the State House Chief Imam, Abdulwaheed Suleiman.

Buhari was joined by aides and other workers in the villa.

#Photo! Halima Abubakar Steps Out In Her New Sneakers

Describe her in one word.

Rick Ross arrested for kidnapping, assault

Rick-Ross


Popular South Florida based rapper Rick Ross is facing kidnapping and assault charges after the U.S marshals service fugitive task force and deputies arrested him at his mansion, south Atlanta early Wednesday, authorities said.

The rapper and a man reported to be his body guard were taken into custody in Fayette county, Jim Joyner , a supervisor with the marshals’ southeast regional fugitive task force, told pressmen.

Ross whose real name is William Roberts was being held in Fayette county jail on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery, Joyner said. The body-guard, whose name wasn’t released faces same charges.

Kate Henshaw’s house on fire!

The residence of leading Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw in Lekki phase 1 area of Lagos caught fire on Thursday.

The fire started around 3pm and neighbours struggled to put out the fire.




According to witnesses, the outbreak might have been caused by an electric surge. This is according to a publication by The Cable.

Henshaw is a Nigerian actress. In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Henshaw was born in Cross River State, Nigeria, the oldest of four children. After completing her primary and secondary school in Lagos and Calabar, she spent one year at the University of Calabar reading remedial studies, and then majored in Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Lab Science, LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) in Lagos. Henshaw worked at the Bauchi State General hospital.

In 1993 Henshaw auditioned for the lead role in the movie When the Sun Sets and was handed the role. This was her first appearance in a major Nollywood movie.

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#I Say No! I don’t want to leave United –Di Maria

Angel Di Maria admits he is uncomfortable at being left on the bench at Manchester United but insists he is not looking to leave Old Trafford.

According to Goal, the Argentina international made his final start of the Premier League season on March 4 as manager Louis van Gaal opted to play Juan Mata and Ashley Young ahead of him in wide areas.

Despite that, the £59.7m signing from Real Madrid still managed to contribute three goals and 11 assists in the English top flight during his debut season with the Red Devils.

And the 27-year-old feels it is difficult to explain why he found himself out of the team towards the end of the season.

When asked by Ole if he felt uncomfortable in Manchester, he said, “Yes. For me, and my family. Because not everything goes as I want, because I don’t play.

“Because I came with an intention and end up on the bench. It’s hard to tell how I feel there.

“I started well, with goals and assists. I was having a good time, until I was out. It’s a little hard …

PHOTOS: Wizkid finally confirms porting from MTN to Glo

Starboy boss, Wizkid ‘s relationship with MTN is over. The ‘Ojuelegba’ singer has just confirmed porting from the telco giant to a rival company, Globacom in a deal NET has gathered is worth over N100m.

With this confirmation, Wizkid has finally put an end to several about his true involvement with the two telco companies. And with just over 20 days to Wizkid’s 25th birthday, the new deal couldn’t have come at a better time.

PHOTOS: Wizkid finally confirms porting from MTN to Glo

Starboy boss, Wizkid ‘s relationship with MTN is over. The ‘Ojuelegba’ singer has just confirmed porting from the telco giant to a rival company, Globacom in a deal NET has gathered is worth over N100m.

With this confirmation, Wizkid has finally put an end to several about his true involvement with the two telco companies. And with just over 20 days to Wizkid’s 25th birthday, the new deal couldn’t have come at a better time.

US based rapper P Diddy nabbed

P Diddy


American rap mogul Diddy was arrested in Los Angeles on Monday for assault with a deadly weapon — in this case, a kettlebell. Diddy — real name Sean Combs, 45 — likely will be moved to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center, officials said.

Entertainment website TMZ said that Combs attacked one of the trainers at the center. It was not immediately clear what transpired. But one of Comb’s sons has played special teams for the university’s squad.

“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved,” football coach Jim Mora said in a statement.

“While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.”

Combs, who had a hand in the careers of artists including Mary J. Blige, Biggie, Usher and Lil’ Kim, has an estimated $700 million fortune. He has worked an a top a…

Facebook reveals new security tool

Facebook announced Tuesday it has been using a new security tool to help detect and remove malicious software for users of the world’s biggest social network. Facebook said it was working with Kaspersky Lab, bolstering a program implemented with other online security firms including ESET, F-Secure and Trend Micro.

“Thanks to the collaboration with these companies, in the past three months we have helped clean up more than two million people’s computers that we detected were infected with malware when they connected to Facebook,” said Trevor Pottinger, a Facebook security engineer.

“In these cases, we present a cleanup tool that runs in the background while you continue using Facebook, and you get a notification when the scan is done to show you what it found.” Pottinger said the program uses “a combination of signals to help find infections and get the malware off of your computer for good, even if the malware isn’t actively spreading spam or harmful links.”

Kaspersky Lab’s Kate Koch…

Maradona to run for FIFA presidency –Report

Diego Maradona has decided to stand as a candidate for the FIFA presidency to replace Sepp Blatter, the Uruguayan journalist and author Victor Hugo Morales has said.

According toThe Guardian, Morales said that Maradona had told him of his intention when he called the former coach of the Argentina team to check on the condition of his sick father on Sunday.

“He told me he was going to run for president of FIFA and authorised me to inform,” Morales posted in Spanish on his Twitter feed.

“I am a candidate’ were the two words Diego Maradona used to answer me when I consulted him about the nomination for the presidency of FIFA,” he added in another tweet.

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro suggested this month that Maradona should become the next FIFA President. The former Argentina captain, 54, has long been a trenchant critic of Blatter and last month said he was “enjoying” the corruption scandal that led the Swiss to announce he would stand down.

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Tecno introduces Boom J7

Tecno Mobile, manufacturers of mobile devices, has shifted its market positioning with the introduction of Boom J7. Known as music box, it is the first in a series of mobile devices that the company is set to roll out before the year closes.

At the recent launch in Lagos, the Marketing Director, Techno Mobile, Vane Ni, said the innovation was to satisfy the cravings of Nigerians who are music lovers.

He said, “Nigerians love music, especially those between the ages 15 and 35.

The fact that Nigerians love music is well established but not fully exploited.

“It therefore takes an innovative market penetration strategy to develop the right product that meets market expectation on quality music delivered from the next generation of smart entertainment mobile devices.

According to Tecno, the Boom J7 is a smartphone with all the functions of a premium mobile device but brings more to the table with noise cancellation technology.

#NewSignees: Chocolate City signs Kahli Abdu and VHS Safari

The Chocolate City family is expanding by the day. Already boasting about 10 acts and 2 DJs with its recent merger with Loopy Records and return of Jesse Jagz, the label has just added Kahli Abdu and VHS Safari to its fold.

The new afro-electro group/band was formed in Brooklyn, NY and it comprises Kahli Abdu who was born in Jos and production duo, VHS Safari made up of David and Will, childhood friends who grew up together in Washington D.C.

Choc City Vice President, M.I Abaga and Jesse Jagz both welcomed them to the Choc Boi family via separate messages on Instagram.