Monday, March 2
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo took to twitter to correct the assertion that the old man in the pic making the rounds is related to him. He tweeted that his own father died on the 22nd of July, 1996. And that his mother, who is 82yrs old, is alive and well in Lagos.
Forbes billionaire list 2015 has been released and the the usual suspects like Bill Gates retains the top spot, Five Nigerians made the cut - Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Folorunsho Alakija, Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu. Orji Uzor Kalu and Tony Elumelu who made the list last year were dropped off the list this year.
Bill Gates is still the richest man in the world. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is now the 16th richest man in the world. The youngest billionaire in the world is 24 year old Evan Spiegel, the co-founder of photo- messaging app, Snapchat.
The year’s biggest loser in dollar terms is Aliko Dangote of Nigeria, whose fortune dropped to $14.7 billion from $25 billion last year, propelled downward by a weaker Nigerian currency and shrinking demand for cement, his largest asset. He still retains the title of Africa’s richest man. The country that lost the most ground by far was Russia, which now has 88 billionaires down from 111, less than not just the U.S. and China but now also Germany and India.
See the comprehensive list after the cut:
Some of us don’t seem to realize that when someone is still smarting from the hurts/disappointment of a past relationship…the best thing you can do is to give him/her a break. It is not a time to start playing the pathetic ear, a shoulder to lean on, the understanding one or the ‘willing to help’ him/her forget. Nobody forgets what meant something to him/her in a hurry!
Honestly, there is not much you can do, besides letting him/her come around on his/her own… or you will be setting yourself up for some ‘hurts’, because some of them are bound to be insensitive…not because he/she meant to hurt you but because the timing of your presence in his/her life is wrong. Let him/her come around on his/her own, you can't help ‘the heart broken’ if they wish to go into their shell instead. You help who has reached out to be helped. Stay friends but let him/her come around on his/her own.
You need to protect your emotions too. If and when he/she is ready and you are still available…then he/she should come to you. Unless ‘the hurting’ chooses to get over his/her issues on their own… there is nothing you can do for him/her. When someone's past affects him/her…it means a part of him/her is still there. When someone is not ‘ready’, you will always be ‘wrong’ for them and it doesn’t matter how wonderful you are/have been.
Let us learn to be realistic about the matters of the heart, no point taking things personal or recoiling maliciously. If it's not that person (that you are obsessing after), it can be someone else…except you believe your happiness is tied to him/her alone.
We must learn step back and let God lead us...just that most times, we let our obsessions do the leading!
The woman, Grace Dinah, had contacted the native doctor to prepare her love potion that will enable her win back her husband after years of separation in Lagos State. The Osun State-born Akin Babalola allegedly collected N500,000 from Grace under false presence of preparing the love potion for her.
Instead of Babalola keeping his own part of the bargain, he allegedly duped the septuagenarian, claiming he could not prepare such medicine which might cause the death of her estranged husband.
Though Dinah denied that she asked Babalola to prepare love potion for her, saying she was merely
Rumours that Nadia Buari was pregnant some few months ago has turned out to be reportedly true because according to multiple sources from Ghana, the Ghanaian actress has given birth to twins.
The actress, who has been absent from the entertainment scene for some time now, was reportedly delivered of two bouncy baby girls last week. Nadia's father, Alhaji Sidiku Buari allegedly confirmed the news to Myjoyonline.com this morning.
Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has alleged that his former Vice President and other top officials in his ruling Zanu-PF sought the services of Nigerian witchdoctors in a bid to kill him.
According to the Africa Review, President Mugabe made the bizarre claims last weekend as he celebrated his 91st birthday at a lavish party hosted by the party’s communist-styled 21st February movement.
The veteran ruler, in power since Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980, claims he was ordained by God
Queeneth Hilbert is one of the most beautiful actress in Nigeria. The model turned screen goddess is unquestionably beautiful and controversial.
In a recent interview, She shared her opinion on men, sex and the bible.
“ When I was trying to establish myself as a model, every man I met wanted something from me. In this country, most men you meet don’t want to do anything for you unless you are ready to offer sex. Only very few men are nice. I don’t know if it happens like that to other women but for me, it has and that doesn’t mean I have anything against men. I don’t” she says
And her feelings haven’t affected her desirability to have sex with the opposite sex. “Well, you see someone and you feel this guy will be good in bed, fine, go ahead and have it. Sex is something you can have if you feel good about it. I don’t believe all those Bible stuffs about sex. it is misleading” she quips.
Melissa Foreaman, 44, dropped from 160 kg to 80kg leaving her with rolls of saggy skin but was devastated with how she looked after losing weight.
A mum-of-two who was left looking like 'a deflated balloon' after losing 80kg following a gastric wrap operation, She went under the knife again to get the body of her dreams.
Ms Foreman decided to have the surgery because she hated her body image.
But although she lost the weight, the 44-year-old, from Sidcup, London, was left with large amounts of excess skin around her body.
She said: "My body looked like a deflated balloon.
"I was a fraud as my body in clothes didn't match what was underneath, I hated it."
Nigerians living in Bahrain have reportedly been banned from returning home due to fears that they could catch and spread the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Basil Maduakor, a newlywed Nigerian man resident in the country, has said that he cannot leave the country or bring in his new bride, Cynthia due to an "Ebola travel ban" on Nigeria.
Maduakor told Gulf Daily News that Bahrain’s Interior Ministry had said that the ban had been lifted but the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) said otherwise.
"I got married on July 26 last year and returned to Bahrain on August 2, and since then I have not been able to bring my wife here to join me because of the ban," said the 29-year-old engineer. It has been very difficult for us as a couple to be separated barely one week after marriage,” Maduakor said.
A couple from Australia have been unable to have 'pain-free sex' for the past nine years they've been married, due to the wife's rare medical condition call Vaginismus.
Michaela, 38, and James Reece, 34, have launched an online appeal with hopes to raise treatment funds for vaginismus, which they say isn't available in Australia.
Michaela was first diagnosed with the condition after experiencing what she described as 'excruciatingly pain' the first time she tried to have sex with her husband during their honeymoon.
The disorder causes the vaginal muscles to involuntarily tighten. Medical experts say there is no cure for the condition which affects a woman's ability to engage in any form of vaginal penetration including sexual intercourse. The couple have shared how they 'fell madly in love' when they first met but has waited 9 years to have sex.
"It has broken us. Brought us to tears. And eventually became a thing we just didn't talk about. Until now, Our 10 year anniversary is coming up in December this year," " they wrote on their fund-raising page.
According to reports, the angry man's actions was a revolt after his flight to Sokoto cancelled with no prior notice.
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A first look at Abdulateef (surname withheld) would give the impression of a young innocent boy who would not hurt a fly. Ordinarily, the fragile-looking 16-year-old SSS1 student looked odd to be a suspect undergoing interrogation at the anti-robbery section of the Department of Criminal Investigation, Ogun State Police Command. But the allegations against him are so weighty.
Crime Reports gathered that Abdulateef was arrested on January 18, 2015 at Lambe area of Ajuwon, Ogun State after he allegedly entered the residence of a 52-year-old neighbour in the dead of the night, dispossessed her of the sum of N16,500 and went ahead to rape her, not minding the age difference between them.
The neighbour (names withheld), whose husband works as a civil servant in a South West state, was
Check out the 'awwww' moment Sean Tizzle appreciated President Jonathan for freedom which breeds creativity at the 5000 Youths MeetThePresident event in Lagos last night. See more after the cut.
Experimental drugs and special care helped make Nina Pham, the first person infected with Ebola in the United States, Ebola free. But today she fears she may never escape the deadly disease.
And for that she plans to sue the hospital where she worked, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and its parent company, Texas Health Resources.
According to Dallas Morning News, Nina Pham, 26, said the hospital failed to provide her and her colleagues adequate training and protection while she cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, who was the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. during the outbreak.
That while she became the American face of the fight against the disease, the hospital’s lack of
Lucy and Maria Aylmer, 18, from Gloucester are non-identical twins. One has straight ginger hair, a fair complexion and deep blue eyes. The other has masses of curls, far darker skin and her eyes are a sparkling brown.
With such opposing looks it’s hard to believe this striking pair are sisters. But they are much more than that – they are twins.
The girls were born with radically different colouring thanks to a quirk of their mixed-race parentage.
Lucy and Maria Aylmer’s mother Donna is half Jamaican and their father Vince is white, and
According to a new report on SaharaReporters, they have learned that hawkish members of President Goodluck Jonathan’s inner circle have convinced him to move in an aggressive and decisive manner to remove Attahiru Jega as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) this week.
Sources within INEC as well as the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) disclosed that, barring a last-minute change of heart, President Jonathan will go ahead this week to force Mr. Jega to embark on a terminal leave prior to the end of his year in the middle of 2015.
Their sources said the decision to remove Mr. Jega would open the door to appoint a new chairman, a national commisoner of INEC, Amina Bala Zakari, who would be open to jettisoning the use of
There is a strong indication that the United Kingdom is withholding intelligence information as regard the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram since April 14, 2014.
The girls, until their abduction, were pupils of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
The British government claimed that revealing details of what it found about the whereabouts of the abducted girls would clearly damage its relationship with Nigeria and other allies.
This revelation came after a UK-based group, Security in Africa, through its founder, Ben Oguntala,
The Director PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode has explained that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari spent nothing less than N5 billion to execute his Chatham House appearance in London, United Kingdom.
Fani-Kayode said the Buhari’s speech in London was organised and stage-managed because the audience were carefully picked to suit APC’s plans as well as the questions asked at the speaking engagement.
He noted that the N5bn was used for numerous foreign consultants, air tickets for the huge
I love the way Banky loves his mum. Too cute! Momma W, as Banky calls his mother, was a year older yesterday and to celebrate her, the RnB crooner took to IG to wish her a perfect celebration. Above is his birthday message to her and after the cut are more adorable pics of his siblings, family members at the party they threw to celebrate her.
|Ago Igbala, Ibafo | credits: Afeez Hanafi|
It was said the woman, popularly called Tope, was playing with the baby at a refuse dump in the area, when a passerby saw her and raised the alarm.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Tope dropped the baby and took to her heels when a mob confronted her. She was said to have been beaten up by the mob, who reportedly chased her towards the Ibafo
It was her stepmother, 28-year-old Christiana Faturoti, who allegedly threw her there as a punishment because she soiled herself. After putting the child in the room, she padlocked it and left for her workplace.
For over two hours on February 17, the little girl, who turned two on February 15, 2015, groaned and