Monday, June 30

France Beats Nigeria 2-0 to Reach WorldCup Quarter-finals

Paul Pogba's and a Joseph Yobo own goal, was all France needed to beat Nigeria 2-0 to qualify for the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals. How did you see the match, guys? Did the better team win?

'Tuface Doesn't Even Sleep Like an Adult' - Annie Idibia

This is a video you need to watch yourself, guys, cos Annie said a whole lot and it's just so.... awwwww.

Mrs Annie Idibia is the latest guest on Ndani TV’s 'The Juice' hot seat. Watch her chat with Toolz about motherhood, career and love. Watch her keep calling her hubby by his first name, Innocent, talk about how she wakes up staring at him and all she can think of is 'Oh, I really love this boy'. Too sweet. Watch!

Moet Abebe Lashes Out at Vanguard Newspaper!


Oscar Pistorius Declared Not Mentally ill During Shooting

After a six-week break, the murder trial that has gripped South Africa and the world has resumed when Pistorius returned to the dock after a month of psychiatric tests. And according to a psychiatric panel and a psychologist, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who is facing charges of murdering his girlfriend, is not mentally ill.

Reading from the psychologist report, one of two reports that said the star runner should be held criminally responsible, State Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said:
"Mr Pistorus did not suffer from a mental illness or defect that would have rendered him

Charlyboy Pictured in Church During Father's Funeral Service

Blog Reader Needs Your Advice... Urgently

Hi Laila, I'm a frequent reader of your blog and I need advice on a sensitive matter which most people might like to shy away from because "everybody should love children".  
Yes! I love kids... But let's be honest here. If a very dirty kid with muddy feet, nose & mouth drooling with dirt comes to your feet & starts touching, won't you stylishly shift (while wishing you could shout on the mother & then the child....Why is she/he sooooo dirty?! & then please don't touch me). 
 Anyway, I need advice on what to do about the kids in my compound. I'm writing this mail with very heavy eyes because it's difficult to wake up normally these days. One of

Photo of the Morning...

Blog Reader, BlogThug is Celebrating his Birthday Today (Photos)

And we all finally get to see his photos.. Today, 30th June, is Blogthug's birthday, guys and he wants us to celebrate with him. Hip, hip, hip... Hurrayyyy. lol. As you can see, he sure is a jolly good man and I bet you all didn't know Blogthug is a singer too. His new single #RunThingz is also dropping today. Big congrats dear.

This is just your beginning. Your eyes shall see the actualization of ALL your dreams, your mouth shall testify and glorify God for all the greatness he is about to unleash on you, all the goodness he will unleash through you. You are blessed, sweetheart. Happy birthday!

Continue after the jump to see more of Blogthug's photos...

Who Looked More Dashing On The BET Awards Red Carpet?

Keke Palmer
Hollywood celebs have started to arrive the BET Awards. Check out their red carpet photos and let's read who your best dressed is.

Boko Haram Locks Worshippers In Church, Kills 56 Near Chibok

Boko Haram militants today invaded Kautikari, Kwada and Nguragila villages near Chibok in Borno State and killed at least 56 people, razing numerous homes.

According to SaharaReporters, the militants, dressed in military camouflage, stormed the three villages from 8:45 a.m. when many Christians were at Sunday services. One source said the militants arrived in the villages in a convoy of sports utility vehicles and unleashed terror on villagers for several hours.
Their killing spree reportedly lasted till 12:30 p.m.

Ibrahim Musa, a resident of Kautikari village, told SR correspondent that the attackers “locked

Hot or Trashy?.... Tiwa Savage's Outfit for 2014 BET Awards

You like? Meanwhile, check out her photo with HAPPY Pharrell.

Ramadan Mubarak to all TILB Muslim Readers

Wishing you all the blessings from Allah and praying for a blessed Ramadan....

Sunday, June 29

Davido Wins BET's Best African Act Award, Poses with Pharrell

Wow! Big congrats to Davido really. He just beat Tiwa Savage, Mafikizolo, Sarkodie to win the 2014 BET Award for Best African Act. Dude is off to Sunset Boulevard with his crew to celebrate his big win.

SAD: Young Nigerian Girl Narrates how She got Divorced at 14!

Beaten: Maimuna Abdullahi, left, is pictured recently at the school in Nigeria which has taken her in after her ordeal
Beaten: Maimuna Abdullahi, left, is pictured recently at the school in Nigeria which has taken her in after her ordeal
DailyMail just published this heartbreaking report on their website:
Maimuna Abdullahi was sold into marriage by her parents for £120 and abused by her new husband, who locked her away and forced hard labour on her. 
When she ran home she was beaten, first by her father, then her husband, and was summarily divorced by her husband for daring to flee - and she is still just 14 years old. She is one of thousands in Nigeria with similar stories - and, shockingly, her husband blames his beaten former bride for her ordeal, saying she was disobedient and over-educated. 
After fleeing her husband Mahammadu Saidu, who locked her away for days at a time,

Waje Shows off her Weight Loss in New Photos

Singer Waje had always made her weight loss journey an open one and all her hardwork is obviously paying off. Check out the singer's new slim look. Made me remember when I used to weigh 90kg. I weigh 67kg now.
See more photos after the cut

Has this Ever Happened to You, Guys?


Greece Football Team Turns Down World Cup Bonus!

The Greece 2014 World Cup squad have practically surprised the world after they politely turned down a bonus from their Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, for reaching the knockout phase for the first time in the famous tournament’s history.

Instead, these guys requested that the cash be used to build a brand-spanking new training centre for the national side so that they can continue to provide better results for their country.
A very brief letter signed by all the 23 players, according to, read:
"We do not want extra bonus, or money. We only play for Greece and its people. All we want is for you to support our effort to find a land and create a sports center that will

Aliko Dangote 'Blesses' D'Banj's Koko Garri (Photo)

Keep that $30billion in mind...

How Much is Life Worth in Nigeria? - Orji Uzor Kalu

The former Governor of Abia State just shared this on his Facebook page. You can read the complete post there but here are excerpts.
I have always found it hard to believe that some human beings were merely created by God to cause others dis­comfort, grief and pain. I cannot fathom any reason a person created by God should behave so barbarically as to take the life of his fellow human being.  
But recent events in the world, particu­larly Nigeria, have caused me to have a re-think. Are you not a witness to the atrocities going on all over Nigeria? From east to west, north to south, the story is the same. To some people, life is not worth anything anymore. They kill and maim as easily as they gulp a glass of wine. This is how brutish life has become in Nigeria. 
 Worried by this development, I sat through the weekend of last week ponder­ing the sad

Ladies, Stephanie Okereke Linus has a Question for Y'all....

If you have to choose from the profile of these two guys below, who will you pick…
  • Guy A 
Works a 9-5. Isn’t always available because of his tight schedule. Gives good loving. Very handsome. Not enough money; buys a lot of things on credit. Monogamous and

Kim Kardashian’s Gardener Sues Baby North West

Baby North West has been accused of being a spoiled little brat who made one man's life, Chris Donnelly, a living hell. And now he is suing Kim Kardashian along with North West for $1million!

According to MediaTakeOut, Chris Donnelly filed a 1 million dollar federal lawsuit against Kim & Kanye's baby North West along with Ms. Kardashian. Chris claims to have been a former groundskeeper for Kanye and Kim.

He claims in court docs that baby North West is a spoiled brat who constantly screamed so loud his hearing was damaged. Further, while working with the family he says that North West spit baby food

Kim Kardashian Displays her Derriere as She Hits the Gym

Despite having partied into wee early hours for her sister Khloe’s birthday on Friday, Kim was spotted bright and up early the next day, ready to hit the gym. See more photos after the jump

Another Nigerian Guy with his Older White Bride (Photo)

New York Post Replies President Jonathan's Article for Washington Post

You all recall that President Goodluck Jonathan had on Friday written an article for The Washington Post about our missing Chibok schoolgirls and why it seems he has remained somewhat silent about the search for the girls. Read it here if you missed it.

Well, that article has received a rebuke from an unlikely source - Rupert Murdock-owned New York Post. They just shot back at President Jonathan with a sharply critical editorial of their own. Their rebuke titled ‘Goodluck Nigeria,’ took aim at what they called ‘newspaper diplomacy.’
It reads:
When in April the Islamist group Boko Haram abducted nearly 300 girls from their school in northeast Nigeria, it commanded global attention and sparked a #BringBackOurGirls movement.  
But the girls are still missing. The campaign seems to have moved from hashtag ­demands to ­newspaper column ­diplomacy.  
On Friday, The Washington Post carried an op-ed by no less than the ­president of Nigeria himself, Goodluck Jonathan. In it he wrote, “Something positive can come out of

Gbemi O Pictured with Ashanti, Usher, Treysongz in LA

#Biggurlthangs *winks* OAP Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi is also in LA with Tiwa Savage, Davido for the BET Awards and here are photos of her with Hollywood stars Usher, Tamar Braxton, Treysongz, Ashanti and B.O.B. See more pics below..

Saturday, June 28

Should Property Owned By A Couple Be In The Husband's Name?

A reader sent this in:
Hi TILB readers, I need your honest opinion on this.  
My sister runs a business together with her husband but the whole business is in his name. Business bank account is solely in her husband's name. She told me the other day that they recently bought some plots of land and her husband had them put in his name alone! 
Of all the things that could possibly go wrong in the future, what do you think about this arrangement please? For now, everything is perfect between them but should a wife allow her husband register a property they jointly own in his name alone?

16-yr-old girl Allegedly Gang-raped by 16 Men in Port Harcourt

A sixteen- year-old girl (names withheld) was allegedly gang-raped by 16 adults, after taking some alcoholic drink laced with unknown substance at a party in Ogbunnabali area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. And according to NigeriaTribune, three of the 16 suspected rapists, Tambari Dumlesi (40), Ikechukwu Akah (22) and Friday Esau (27) have been arrested, while the remaining 13 suspects are still at large.

Speaking about the rape during a press briefing, Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin told newsmen:
On 23/06/14 at 1800 hours, a complaint was made by a 16-year-old victim of rape. The victim reported that she attended a party at Ogbuga Street in Ogbunnabali, Port Harcourt,

Late Night Bomb Blast in Bauchi Kills 10 (Photos)

People Gather At The Scene Of The BOMB Blast
 An explosion in the red light district of northern Nigeria’s Bauchi city has killed 10 people and injured 14 others. The cause of the late Friday blast was not immediately clear, but Boko Haram Islamists have attacked Bauchi repeatedly during their five-year uprising aimed at creating a strict Islamic state in the north.
Bauchi state police spokesman Mohammed Haruna said the explosion went off at roughly 10:00 pm and targeted a building in the Bayan Gari neighbourhood on the outskirts of the city, widely known as a brothel.
Haruna said:
“Ten people were confirmed dead, while 14 others sustained various degrees of injury.

Charly Boy, Again, Publicly Humiliates Gov Okorocha

There was anxiety and tension yesterday yet again during the Memorial Mass of the late legal icon and eminent Jurist, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Oguta, Imo State when his eldest son, Mr. Charles Oputa (aka Charley Boy) daringly denied politicians, including Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha from political speeches.

Reports say Charly Boy who wore a sullen and agonising look throughout the funeral mass, got up immediately the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha was called to make his speech and aggressively

Alibaba Foresees D'Banj Selling Koko Holdings for $30Billion

Ace comedian, Alibaba, just shared this on Instagram. Who else sees this happening? His IG post continues after the jump

Pretty Salma was our Most Fashionable Reader Winner from Last Week!

Big congratulations to you Salma dear. You had the highest from last Saturday's competition. Your photos are now up on our sidebars. So, I'm waiting for your mail stating your network of choice for your win.
Thank you so much for participating in our competition. Thank you so much too Eva and Anne. Y'all are so gorgeous.

Blog Reader Needs Your Advice... Urgently

Dear Laila,

 I have this problem and I want you to help me post it on your blog for fellow blog readers' friendly words of encouragement..... 
 I have this ugly and shameful scar on my right hand right from childhood (at the age of 2) through hot water, which has really disfigured my hand (wish I could snap it and send to you to see how ugly and terrible it is!). This scar right from childhood has always downtrodden my confidence and pride as I can't flaunt my hand during hand shakes with people, friends and neighbours, or eat confidently at dinners meetings, and at parties as I will always hide it, using my left hand stylishly to eat! I always avoid hand shakes! 
 Long before now, I couldn't dare wear clothes with short sleeves. I was always on long sleeve shirts or tops with long sleeves or any clothes with long sleeves, be it gown or

And our Hotties of the Day are Here! Which of these Ladies Should Be Our Most Fashionable Reader of the Week?

Meet our three gorgeous ladies of the day: Anita Isama, Sandra and Patricia..
  •  Anita is a graduate of Economics and also a fashion designer. Lives in Dubai
  • Sandra is a 400level student of the University of Abuja. 
  • Patrica is an undergraduate in a university in the US
So, which of them do you think deserves to be crowned our Most Fashionable reader of the week?

Tiwa Savage Loses her Cool at Airport

Seems delectable artiste and rave of the moment, Tiwa Savage is a no-nonsense lady who doesn’t seem to spare anybody who angers her. Cos Punch is reporting that at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport last Monday, Saturday Beats watched how Tiwa descended on a member of staff of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company who she said was “rude” to her.
The Eminado crooner, looking chic in her black and white ensemble, was seen arguing and quarrelling with the NAHCO staff and her action drew a little crowd. The NAHCO lady was unfazed

1st Male LailasBlog Most Fashionable Reader, Kossy, Celebrates his Birthday (Photos)

I hope you all remember Kossy, guys. Kossy won our very first male Most Fashionable Reader competition. Check it out here if you missed it. He recently celebrated his birthday and here are photos from the swell party!

Happy birthday, Kossy dear. You look amazing. Your birthday party photos are soooo off the hook. God bless you sweetheart and happy many more years ahead!

See more photos below

Bread and Butter Celebrities and Failed Marriages - Etcetera

Looks like a very long piece but Etcetera is making so much sense in his new article. This time, he has written a memo to celebrities, talking about them and their failed marriages, why it happens. Let's read if you agree with him.
If you listen to relationship programmes on radio, you would notice that many Nigerians are indeed struggling with their relationships and marriages and they are all seeking help. And because they do not have a glaring media attention serializing their issues, making judgments, giving strong commentary, poking them emotionally, there are chances of their relationships and marriages problems being solved. 
Why is it that with the fame, fortune and good looks, our celebrities’ marriages still don’t work? It has been a strange phenomenon that the union of people in the limelight hardly lasts, indeed. So the question is, why do most celebrity marriages crash frequently? 
Fame is dangerous to relationships for many reasons. Most troubling is that it demands

Happy Birthday to Our Beautiful Blog Readers, Lil Tracy & Isimeme

Blog readers Annie and Precious's loved ones recently celebrated their birthdays, guys and they sent in photos so we celebrate with them. Annie is mummy to adorable Abisola Tracy Itunumi while Precious is Isimeme Erhiaka, the CEO of Hummer Clothing's cousin.
So, Happy birthdays Tracy and Isimeme. I'm sure you both had a blast during your celebrations and we are so happy for you. For every candle you blew out on your birthday, you will get bundles of happy memories and tons of happiness. We wish you both a beautiful and happy life.
See more of their beautiful pics below

Who Wore it Better? Davido VS Chris Brown

It's the houndstooth patterned shirt, with ‘High!’ emblazoned across the chest in a comic book style. Chris Brown recently wore one and Davido just rocked his last night in LA. So, what do you think?

Friday, June 27

Rapper Ice-T's Grandson Arrested for Accidentally Killing Roommate

Elyjah Marrow, rapper Ice T's grandson, has been arrested after he accidentally shot and killed his roommate.
According to police, 19-year-old Marrow was fiddling with a handgun in his Georgia apartment Tuesday when it accidentally went off, fatally wounding roommate Daryus Johnson, who was also 19.

Marrow was charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of firearm in the commission of a

13-year-old Boy Discovers Massive Bomb near Kano Mosque

A 13-year-old boy, today, discovered a massive bomb placed in a car near a Jumuat Mosque in Kano and promptly alerted the police.

According to the police spokesperson in Kano, Magaji Majiya, the young boy became suspicious after noticing the abandoned car looking “heavy with loads.”
Mr. Majiya said:
“The bomb targeting worshippers was placed inside a Toyota Tercel car near a Mosque

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