Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Davido becomes first Nigerian to hit 1M Followers on Instagram

Milestone!!! Things are really falling into place for Davido Adeleke, The new dad who has nabbed several awards this year becomes the first ever Nigerian to attain a million followers on Instagram. Congrats to him!

Nollywood Actress Ufuoma McDermott Welcomes 2nd Child With Hubby (Photos)

Nollywood actress Ufuoma Ejenobor McDermott gave birth to her baby Kesiena on August 8, but kept the news away from the media, her only hint being this photo where she was still rocking pregnancy:

I guess #Pregnancyis also a pretty lonnnng miracle we take for granted #ThankYouLord.Photo: Instagram

Today, she shared the first photo of her new-born daughter on her Instagram page. “Back home with our princess,” she wrote. “Welcome Kesiena. #BornAugust8 #NewAdditionToOurKingdom #ContinousGratitude
Credit: Instagram
The Benin City-born actress got married in 2010 to Steven McDermott, and they welcomed their first child, a boy (Isio Jared McDermott), in 2012.

Mother Who Breastfeeds Her Son and Her Friend's Toddler Defends Herself After Online Criticism (Photos)

A Pennsylvania mother who has sparked controversy with a picture of herself nursing her best friend's son alongside her own child says she's only doing what comes naturally. 

"People are misinformed," Jessica Anne Colletti, 27, says. Now she is scolding her critics for trying to "sexualize" breastfeeding and make it look unnatural. 
"I think people have misinformation and fear. They think it's gross bodily fluid that shouldn't be shared or transferred in any way. And I can understand, if people are receiving donated breast milk, they want to have it tested, but if you know the mother directly and she's healthy, and you know everything about her, it's a perfectly healthy relationship to have," she says. 
The photo was posted last weekend on Mama Bean Unconditional Attachment, a pro-breastfeeding blog, in a nod to World Breastfeeding Week

She has been babysitting 18-month-old Mateo for her best friend, Charlie Interrante, 24, since he was 5 months old. When Mateo gets hungry, Colletti doesn't hesitate to let him suckle on her breast – alongside her own 16-month-old son Lucian, if need be. The arrangement works so well that Interrante recently moved in with Colletti and her husband. 

It originally started when Interrante began to fret about giving her son formula because he wasn't responding well to it and she's not able to pump breast milk at work. Colletti asked if it would be okay for her to breastfeed Mateo while she babysat him. "It was a natural progression to breastfeeding both of them," explains Colletti. 

Colletti believes women should be allowed to breastfeed their own babies – and others' babies – openly and in public. However, she's aware many people do not hold those views. That's the reason she shared her breastfeeding photo, she says. 

Not everyone agrees with what Colletti is doing. Among the 700 comments the photo has garnered on Facebook, many users said what she's doing is "sickening" or "wrong" or accused her of stealing Mateo's special bond with his mom.

Mother Who Breastfeeds Her Son and Her Friend's Toddler Tells PEOPLE That What She's Doing Is Completely Natural| Real People Stories
Jessica Anne Colletti, her husband, Ben, and baby Lucian

Now, would you allow a friend to breastfeed your baby on your behalf???

New NNPC Boss, Kachikwu Sacks All Subsidiary Heads, Retires 38 Managers, Appoints New Executives

Based on the latest reports, Emmanuel Kachikwu, the new managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has sacked all the managing directors of its subsidiaries and retired 38 senior managers.
According to The Paradigm, the recently appointed NNPC boss attributed the move to the federal government’s attempt to transform the NNPC into a fully transparent and accountable company “keeping with international best practices”.
The body also announced the appointment of new executive directors approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Those newly appointed are Dr. Maikanti Baru, Group Executive Director, Exploration & Production; Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazaq, Group Executive Director, Finance & Services; Engr. Dennis Nnamdi Ajulu, Group Executive Director, Refining & Technology; and Dr. Babatunde Victor Adeniran, Group Executive Director, Commercial & Investment.
See below, photos of the new Executive Directors;

Wole Soyinka says President Buhari is a ‘born again phenomenon’

President Muhammadu has been described as a born-again phenomenon in the Nigerian political landscape, by Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka.
In a recent interview with Zero Tolerance, a publication by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Soyinka said that he doesn’t believe in ‘born-againism’, but that Buhari may be the exception.
Soyinka added that Buhari may have accepted that he made some mistakes in the past, but has failed to apologise to the Nigerian people.
He said: “He (Buhari) has not brought himself round to apologise; if he had done that, I might have been less ambiguous about him. But I think from my findings about him, he is a born again phenomenon. If I am wrong, well, too bad. Though I don’t believe in ‘born-againism’ but I think this may be an exception.”
Speaking further, Soyinka also criticised the media for not challenging President Goodluck Jonathan to explain himself, when he said stealing was different from corruption.
“The media should have challenged President Jonathan to define what stealing is, when he said that stealing is not corruption. How can a public figure, an intelligent person like that, come out to tell the public that corruption is not stealing? Then you should have asked him, what then is corruption? The media should have challenged him.”

Actresses Stephanie Okereke-Linus Reveals Why She Waited 3yrs Before Getting Pregnant

Popular Nollywood Actress, Stephanie Okereke has revealed why she waited 3 years after marriage before getting pregnant. 
Mrs Linus revealed this in a recent interview with Genevieve Magazine which she covered, In her own words, she said: “Waiting this long to have a baby is a personal choice, and God ultimately decides. You have to be ready mentally and physically. I had a film I was shooting and I was travelling a lot to, My movie is out now, and I cannot even promote it across Africa like I wanted to, because am stuck in one place.” “It’s also Gods timing, neither my husband nor I were pressurized. I feel this is the right time for it to happen. Right after we got married, I was on set shooting. but this year is different. It’s the perfect year for me to get pregnant.” –