Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Photo: Man Goes Naked Protesting He Couldn’t See Fuel To Buy

An unidentified man removed his clothes in protest after he was unable to buy fuel.
According to reports, it happened at Petrocam petrol station in Igando, area of Lagos state.
See the full pic after the cut...

Omotola shares throwback photo of her kids to mark Children's Day

Actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde shared this throwback photo of her children, Princess, M.J, Meraiah and Michael when they were much younger in celebration of children's day.

Comedian AY and Daughter Covers Genevieve Magazine Father’s Day Edition

AY and his daughter cover May/June issue of Genevieve Magazine In commemoration of this year's Father’s Day. 

In the feature, the ace comedian dishes on his life, early struggles, his first hint to success, fatherhood and his movie "30 Days In Atlanta". 

John Legends wife goes nude in new shoot for DuJour Magazine with hubby

Teigen, 29, and her Oscar-winning husband, 36, look smoking hot on the cover of DuJour magazine, snuggled up with each other while hanging in a grassy knoll.

Dishing on having children in the very near future, Legend wife, thinks I'm not athletic enough to have a boy. I'm a musician, I'm good with women, and I'm a feminist, so I think I'll be a good 'girl daddy.'" She added "We want a lot of kids. I would love to have three or four of my own, and then adopt a few. So basically I'll be pregnant the rest of my life."

Uniport honors Burna Boy’s grandfather, Benson Idonije

Benson Idonije has been honoured with a fellowship of the Adam Fiberesima School of Music and Conservatory (AFSM) of the University of Port Harcourt. The award for the septuagenarian broadcaster, media trainer and avid commentator on Music, was contained in a February 19 letter signed by Joseph Ajienka of the School.

Benson Idonije is Burna Boy’s grandfather and a one time manager of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti about whom he is writing a soon-to-be-released book titled ‘DIS FELA SEF: The Untold Legends of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’. The book, which he started writing six years ago as a recollection of his exclusive moments with the Afrobeat founder and respected music icon.

Jonathan To Formally Dissolve Federal Executive Council Today

Barely 48 hours to the final handing over ceremony to the incoming administration, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will be formally dissolved today.
President Goodluck Jonathan will preside over the final session and he is expected to give a formal speech highlighting his achievements while in office while setting an agenda for the incoming government.

The final session meeting which is expected to start by 11am will afford each minister an opportunity to relieve his experience as a member of the council under the president.

President Jonathan is expected to leave Aso Rock Friday morning for his home town, Otuoke, Port Harcourt, members of his immediate family are also expected to accompany him.

Okonjo-Iweala and Alakija make Forbes’ most powerful women list

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named among the most powerful women in the world by Forbes.

Also on the list is Nigerian billionaire, Folorunsho Alakija, who occupies the 87th spot.

Okonjo-Iweala, who also recently received an honorary degree from Yale, is number 48 on the list.

Find their profiles and the full list below:

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala:

The minister of finance for Nigeria, has helped the country's economy, the largest in Africa, grow an average of 6% (per annum) over three years.

She is credited with developing reform programs that helped improve governmental transparency and stabilizing the economy. Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman to be the finance minister and the foreign minister of the West African country with a GDP of $502 billion.

But the start of the year has been difficult for Nigeria. The country voted in former general Muhammadu Buhari as president, ousting long-time President Goodluck Jonathan, with the hope he will help fight against the local terrorist group Boko Haram.

Harvard- and M.I.T.-trained Okonjo-Iweala spent 21 years as a development economist at the World Bank.

Folorunsho Alakija:

The richest self-made woman in Africa and one of just two female billionaires on the continent. Folorunsho Alakija's first company was an upscale fashion label that catered to Nigeria's elite, including the wife of the former military president, Ibrahim Babangida.

This connection paid off: the president later gave Alakija's company a prospecting license for one of the most lucrative oil fields in Nigeria. The drop in oil prices has dented the fortune of Alakija, one of just two women billionaires in Africa.

Senior FIFA officials arrested for money laundering, fraud

Some senior officials of the world football governing body FIFA, have been arrested by Swiss authorities in Zurich, over corruption charges brought by the US.
According to The New York Times, they were arrested on allegations related to wire fraud, money laundering and racketeering. More than 10 senior officials are believed to be involved.
Investigations into TV and marketing deals and bidding for World Cups, have already begun.
“We’re struck by just how long this went on for and how it touched nearly every part of what FIFA did,” a law enforcement official told the Times.

    “It just seemed to permeate every element of the federation and was just their way of doing business. It seems like this corruption was institutionalised.”
    The US is expected to seek extradition of the officials who have been arrested.

    Kim Kardashian Channels Marilyn Monroe for Sexy Vogue Brazil Cover

    Kim Kardashian is the cover star of Vogue Brasil as they have released two covers..The star who channels Marylin Monroe said Inside the issue - dubbed 'Mother Selfie'
    'I challenge anyone to try to do everything I do and then tell me whether or not I have talent,' 
    She stays winning!

    Group Asks Court to Stop Buhari’s Swearing in over Certificate

    A group, Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative,   has instituted a fresh suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to stop the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, from swearing in the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday.

    The suit filed on Tuesday is also seeking an order nullifying the certificate of return issued to Buhari by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

    The plaintiff hinged the suit on the allegation that Buhari did not qualify to contest the presidential election on the grounds that he gave false information about his academic qualification to INEC.

    Between January and February 2015 there were about 10 cases instituted by various plaintiffs 

    challenging Buhari’s eligibility to stand for the poll on the grounds of his academic qualification controversy. But after he won, the cases were withdrawn.

    According to 
    , in the fresh suit filed by its lawyer, Mr. Philip Ekpo, the group alleged that Buhari did not meet the qualification enshrined in the 1999 Constitution and the Electoral Act to stand for the March 28, 2015 presidential election.

    Buhari, INEC, the CJN are the 1st to the 3rd respondents in the suit respectively.

    The plaintiff is seeking an order of interim injunction restraining the CJN “or any person acting in his capacity” from swearing in Buhari as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29, 2015 or any other date thereof pending the determination of the motion on notice.

    The plaintiff seeks among other orders:

     “A declaration that the 3rd defendant be stopped from swearing in the 1st defendant as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as the issue of perjury involving the 1st defendant has not been resolved. 
    An order restraining the 3rd defendant or any person appointed for such purpose from swearing in the 1st defendant as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29, 2015 or any future dates whatsoever for giving false information to the 2nd respondent on oath. 
    An order annulling the Certificate of Return given to the 1st defendant by the 2nd defendant.”
    The grounds canvassed by the plaintiff read,

     “The 1st respondent (Buhari) gave false information in the affidavit he presented to the 2nd respondent (INEC) and on the strength of which he contested and purportedly won the presidential election which was conducted by the 2nd respondent on March 28, 2015.
    “The 1st respondent deposed to an affidavit dated November 24, 2014 that his West African School Leaving Certificate is in the custody of the Secretary to the Military Board. 
    The Nigerian Army on January 20, 2015, said that in the personal file of the 1st respondent with the Nigerian Army, they do not have the original copy of his West African School Leaving Certificate nor does the Nigerian Army have the Certified True Copy of his WASC results neither do they have a photocopy of the said result.
    “The 1st respondent has not met the qualifications enshrined in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Electoral Act, Cap E6, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2010 (as amended) to have contested the position of President of Nigeria at the 2015 general elections. 
    “That the authority conferred by Section 140 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) on the 3rd respondent to administer oath of office to any person who will occupy the office of the President of Nigeria cannot be exercised in respect of the 1st respondent who has not fulfilled the requirements of the same constitution and the Electoral Act as it relates to his eligibility to occupy the office of President of Nigeria.”

    Meek Mill Denies Nicki Minaj; Says He Didn't Give Her An Engagement Ring

    Contrary to popular belief, wearing a huge diamond ring on your left hand doesn't always mean you're engaged.
    In a new interview, Meek Mill denies that he and girlfriend Nicki Minaj are preparing to wed.
    "[Our relationship] is definitely real, but it ain't really time to get married yet," he tells The Fader for its June/July cover story. "We're still learning each other, feeling each other out."
    Minaj, 32, sparked engagement rumors in April when she posted a photo to Instagram of the massive rock Mill, 28, had given her.

    Social media-savvy fans weren't the only ones they fooled, though. At Coachella, Drake brought Minaj on stage to say "congratulations and all that," and The Fader's profile describes an instance where rapper T.I.approaches Mill at a Beverly Hills restaurant to congratulate him on his engagement and then doesn't quite accept Mill's denial.

    "You never asked her, 'Will you be my girlfriend?' but she is your girlfriend. You may not have asked her, 'Will you marry me?' But you are engaged," T.I. says before reportedly backing away, hands raised. "I've said my part. As long as you know what's going on."
    Even Mill's grandmother thought he had proposed: "Whatever she sees on TV, she believes," he says.