Sunday, July 27

Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Cancels Eid Festivities After Bomb attacks

Emir of Kano State, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has cancelled Eid festivities marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan next week after a deadly church bombing and a female suicide bomber’s attempt to attack a university, an official said Sunday.

A statement issued by the Emir reads:
“Given the critical situation we are in, the royal highness (of Kano state, Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi) has suspended all festivities associated with the eminence including the Durbar and other traditional events that are held during the Eid festival,” an aide to the emir, Aminu Ado Bayero, told AFP. -

...And Tiwa Savage Steps Out for Dr. Sid & Simi Osomo's Wedding

Tiwa looks gorgeous! Or what do you think? She made it back in time from South Africa for Sid's wedding.

Ini Edo Stuns in New Photos

There's another photo below. Ini just shared this on her IG page

Check Out Dr. Sid & Bride, Simi Osomo (Photos)

 Aww, Husband and wife. It's their big day today and they look awesome. See more photos after the cut

Bomb Blast at Catholic Church in Kano Killed 5 People, 8 Injured

The Nigeria Police has reconfirmed the bomb blast at St Charles Family Church, earlier on today and according to their tweets, 5 people, 2 males, 2 females and 1 soldier lost their lives. Blast happened at 1:30pm today. An IED is believed to have been tossed into the church by a suspect from across the road. Eight other persons were injured and taken to hospital.

Female Suicide Bomber Dies In Failed Attempt To Bomb University In Kano State

Via SaharaReporters:
The Nigeria police said a lone female suicide bomber died in an attempt to bomb, Northwest University in Kano around 1PM Nigerian time.  
 The female estimated to be 16 years of age, was walking suspiciously towards the gate of the university when police guarding the area spotted her, isolated her and called for reinforcement from female police officers adept at handling Muslim females. 
The young woman who had a bomb concealed inside her hijab, killed herself by detonating her explosives, five policemen suffered minor injuries

Fresh Bomb Blast Hits Kano State, Catholic Church in Sabongari

A bomb blast has been reported in Kano, guys. To think this happened hours after Kano state Police Command averted a bomb blast that would have also claimed so many innocent people's lives.. My Lord!
Here are tweets from eyewitnesses. Continues after the cut. I learnt very angry Igbo boys are attempting to attack any Hausa person they sight within the area right now... Soldiers have arrived now.

Boko Haram Militants Kidnap Wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister

The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday, Cameroon officials said.
A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town's mayor, was kidnapped as well, in a separate attack on his home.
Boko Haram stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks as Cameroon deployed troops to the region, joining international efforts to combat the militants. Issa Tchiroma told Reuters by telephone:
"I can confirm that the home of Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali in Kolofata came

Kano State Police Uncover Bomb in Vehicle near Mosque (Photos)

The Kano State Police Command has uncovered a bomb laden vehicle, parked very close to a mosque by suspected terrorists. The explosives were planted in a white Peugeot 406 car at about on Sunday which the terrorists would have detonated during the Eid prayers attended by thousands of worshipers.

Speaking to reporters at the Bompai Police Command Headquarters on Sunday in Kano, the State Commissioner of Police, Adenrele Shinaba said
”The vehicle you are seeing here is a white Peugeot 406 car, which was primed with high calibre Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and was parked strategically at a spot, an area where there is going to be a very heavy crowd this morning for the Eid prayers . 
Their motive is to blow up as many Muslim faithful as possible but to God be the glory,

Celebrities at Dr Sid's Traditional Wedding Today (Photos)

Mavin artiste Dr Sid is getting married to fiancée Simi Osomo today in Lagos. Scroll down to see what our Nigerian celebrities wore to the event... Who's your best dressed?

Photo of the Day - Governor Rochas Okorocha Riding a Bicycle


"My Mum and Dad Divorced 20 Years Ago" - Annie Idibia Talks about her Dad Who she says Abandoned them

So touching. In a new chat with The Entertainer, Annie shares her growing up experiences and sacrifices her mother made after they were abandoned by their father. Read the excerpts:
  • Ordinarily, people would expect to see the pompous wife of a big star like Tuface but that does not seem to be the case with you. You’re so humble?
Thanks for the compliment. I am a very playful and down-to-earth person though, there are times I prefer keeping to myself in order to avoid people taking advantage or abusing me. However, I am a very simple person. I am from Eket, Akwa Ibom State. I am from a family of four children; three brothers and myself, the only daughter of the family. My mum and dad divorced 20 years ago.
  • How old were you when your parents divorced?
Maybe, nine or 10. I was in primary school when it all happened and I remember everything but it is

Happy Eid-Ul-Fitr to All TILB Muslim Readers + Pres. Jonathan's Goodwill Message to Y'all

Dear compatriots,

I felicitate with all Nigerians, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitri celebrations .I congratulate all of our countrymen and women who have successfully undertaken the purifying Ramadan fast.
As we celebrate Eid-el-Fitri, it is my hope and prayer that Ramadan’s spiritual lessons and the Holy Prophet’s teachings of piety, love, justice, fairness, equity, peaceful co-existence with others, tolerance, honesty and dedication to duty will remain with us all for the benefit and greater glory of our dear nation. 
May the lessons and blessings of the Holy Month also permeate into us all, and positively influence our attitudes towards our fellow countrymen and women, irrespective of their religion or places of origin; and promote greater commitment to the peace, unity and stability of the nation. 
Although the observance of the Holy Month was sadly tainted in parts of the country

Davido Wins Best Male West Africa & Artiste of the Year at AFRIMMA Awards

Davido stays winning! This would be the third time this year he is winning the ‘Artiste of the Year‘ award. The previous two were at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards and BET Awards. And last night at the African Muzik Magazine Awards which held in Dallas, US, Davido won
Best Male & Artiste of the Year awards. Exciting!

Charles Novia Thinks The Liberian Man that Brought Ebola to Lagos is a Medical Terrorist


40 year old Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, a WASH consultant at the Ministry of Finance, was quarantined after he arrived Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, July 20, 2014 with symptoms of the Ebola virus. Eventually he died days later and his body cremated. Read what Charles shared on his Facebook page after the cut

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