Sunday, December 20

Blog Reader Anwuli Oputa Loses Her Favorite Uncle

Our own elegant damsel Anwuli is mourning. She lost her favorite uncle Barrister Emma Mbanaso to the cold hands of death.

Late barr, Emma was buried on Thursday, December 17th in his hometown Umuahia, Abia State.

May his soul rest perfect peace.

Anwuli, Accept our condolence

It is well

What Sort of Haircut is This, Mbok?

Guy was spotted out and about in Lagos...

Jimmy Carter's Grandson Dies Unexpectedly at the Age of 28

Former US president Jimmy Carter's grandson has died unexpectedly at the age of 28.

Jeremy Carter wasn't feeling well and said he was going for a nap.

Hours later, his mother tried to wake him at their Peachtree City home and realized his heart had stopped. He died in a hospital on Sunday morning. The cause of his death has not yet been determined.

Check Out Juliet Ibrahim's Stunning Outfit to Ovation Carol; Styled by Jerry Ogbodo

The stunning actress steps out for Ovation carol styled by award winning stylist and fashion influencer Jeremiah Ogbodo of Swanky's signatures styling @swankyjerry

And It's Time to Reach Out and Bless a Fellow Reader!

God doesn't owe us anything- yet in His grace, He still gives us good things.

I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. Knowing fully well that if you took the love of all the best mothers and fathers who ever lived (think about that for a moment) -- all the goodness, kindness, patience, fidelity, wisdom, tenderness, strength and love -- and

See the £94,000 (N27.8million) Bottle of Champagne Some Nigerians Buy in the UK

Dr. Ayoade Alakija shared her mind boggling, overwhelming, startling discovery on Twitter. She is an activist for social justice & change.

The Search For the First Nigerian Petite Beauty Queen Is On....

Want to be Nigeria's first official Petite Beauty queen? The search is on and hundreds of entries in a few days..

Miss Petite Nigeria pageant is the official Petite Pageant in Nigeria registered in 2010 recognized by the Universal Petite Pageant taking place in USA in July 2016.

Entries for Miss Petite Nigeria Pageant closes in January 2016.

Miss Petite Nigeria is here to redefine beauty..It is not just a pageant.It's a MOVEMENT !


Toyin Lawani Shares New Adorable Photos of her Son

Check out the swag on this young man!

Young Jermaine Oluwatenor Kensington Womadi rocked this look to PR expert Mariam Adeyemi's engagement party today.

Burna Boy's Biggest Fan Anita Chekwas Tragically Dies (Photos)

Singer Burna Boy is mourning right now. Miss Anita_Chekwas, his longtime, diehard, biggest fan just lost her life. Days away from a Christmas party she was planning and inviting everyone on IG to come attend at her residence in Ajao estate, Lagos.

I just checked out her IG page and saw that out of every 10 photos Anita posted, 6 belonged to Burnaboy with  captions that were all praising him and telling how much she valued him. Her last post is even this:

Lailans Saturday, Vivienne, Abimbola & The Unknown Show Off What They Wore to Church Today

Guys, check out what my people wore to church today! First up is Saturday. Photos were sent in by her fiance, Ukeme Charles:
Hiii Laila...goodmorning. I want to share my beautiful Fiancee's look to church this morning. Am sure the face looks familiar (I once signed her on for Finest Faceoff). Her name is Gloria Saturday and she is a Lailan as well. We both worship @ God's House Of Refuge-UYO. Today's message was about Marital/Relationship Bliss...

VP Yemi Osinbajo & Wife Visit Baby Aisha after her First Reconstructive Surgery

I told you about baby Aisha's reconstructive surgery HERE yesterday.

Baby Aisha survived severe burns after Boko Haram militants attacked her village in Maiduguri.Yesterday, she her her 1st phase of reconstructive surgery (eyelids and arm). Here's a photo of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Her Excellecy Dolapo Osinbajo with her at the hospital.

Mrs Osinbajo is also pleading that we all remember baby Aisha in our prayers. She said:
Please pray for baby Aisha for a full recovery as she undergoes the first in a series of reconstructive surgeries. Such a little one to face these mighty obstacles. She is one of the victims of a bomb blast in Maiduguri. Please remember her in your prayers.

Actor Femi Branch Charged to Lagos Court for Issuing Dud Cheque (Photos)

I hate to be the bearer of this bad news but then, here's a story I just received from some aggrieved lawyers.

The charge sheet the actor was charged with

Popular Nollywoood Actor and producer Femi Branch was recently charged to Ikeja Magistrate court for issuing a dud cheque of 1.5 Million Naira to De Santo hotel in Ikeja Lagos.

According to a source involved in the matter, the popular Yoruba actor issued the dud cheque to the hotel after staying in the hotel facility for months.

The management of De Santo hotel lodged a complaint with the police , Femi was arrested and promptly charged to Ikeja magistrate court on November 20 where he was granted bail on self

Sad Love Story of the Day..

Seems like Mr B didn't propose on time, before his woman walked...

New Stunning Photos of Genevieve Nnaji & her Curves

Shot was taken by famed photographer, TY Bello.

Lamar Odom Shocks Doctors with his Recovery

Lamar Odom made a huge stride in his recovery this week ... taking steps for the first time without assistance.

TMZ reports:
Sources close to Lamar tell us he hadn't been able to move without a walker. We're told Thursday Lamar ditched the walker and took three steps, shocking the docs.
Lamar has had limited range of motion in his hands, but during a recent visit from Khloe he was able to reach above his head to put his hood on ... a BIG step. 
And that's not all ... his brain function is slowly improving. He was able to recognize a hospital staff member, which is significant considering at one point he couldn't even recognize family. 
We're told Lamar will soon be moved to a rehab facility.  

Plane Carrying 459 People Forced to Land after Discovery of Suspicious Device in Toilet

A passenger plane travelling to Paris has been forced to land following the discovery of a suspected bomb in a toilet.

The Air France flight carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members had taken off from Mauritius when the suspected device was found.

The plane was forced to divert to Mombasa in Kenya where passengers and crew were evacuated.

Kenyan police spokesman Charles Owino said:

Mum who Lost 6 year old Daughter to Cancer Includes Her in Emotional Wedding Day Photo

A mother has paid tribute to her dead daughter in a most tear-jerking way ever on her wedding day. And the heartbreaking photo has now gone viral.

Amanda Lee's 6 year old daughter, Azalee tragically died from cancer two years ago. Amanda was so determined to have her daughter involved in her big day that she asked the photographer to find a way to include her.

The result was this incredible shot, which, after being shared on Facebook , received more than 100,000 likes and 13,000 shares. It shows Amanda reaching down to gently touch the face of a young girl who appears to be almost a ghost.

Posting on the image, photographer Ashley Frantz, a friend of the bride, said:

Meet Two Sisters aged 9 and 14 who Look like Babies because of Rare Condition (Photos)

A mum of two has told how her daughters are battling a rare condition that means, at nine and 14, they're still the size of babies - weighing just 19kg between them.

Lola and Claire Hartley stand at just 5ft tall between them and cannot walk or talk despite the fact that they are nine and 14 years old. They can still fit in their mother Gwen's arms and the girls are often mistaken for babies.

Due to a rare genetic condition the pair are stuck in time.

When The Word of God Becomes Criminal: Pls Read

Hello Laila and my fellow TILB readers, Its sunday morning and i am in church hearing enough word of God. This is the right time and place. I want to speak up on an issue we have all chosen to ignore out of fear or ignorance.

Have you ever boarded a bus to a long destination and while you're trying to catch a wink of sleep the passenger sitting beside you starts preaching?

I was Amazed by the Traffic in Lagos – Trey Songz

Trey Songz was in Nigeria this week for the Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged event.

During a press conference at the Eko Hotel and Suites on Friday, Trey said he was amazed by the traffic in Lagos. It took him about 2 hours to get to his hotel from the airport anf Trey couldn't believe it. Watch him describe how amazed he was after the cut.

Nigerian Banks Stop Use of ATM Cards Abroad

Deposit Money Banks have commenced a process to stop all customers from using their payment cards, popularly known as Automated Teller Machine cards, for dollar-denominated transactions when they travel abroad with effect from January 1, 2016.

SUNDAY PUNCH’s investigation also revealed the banks would not allow their customers to use naira-denominated ATM cards locally for transactions denominated in forex.

This means bank customers will not be able to use their cards to buy products from foreign e-commerce sites like e-bay and in which payments are made in forex.

The development follows the lingering scarcity of foreign exchange, especially the dollar, to settle

El-Zakzaky, Religion And The Nigerian State By Reuben Abati

El-Zakzaky, Religion And The Nigerian State
Reuben Abati

 So much has been said about the December 12 confrontation between the Nigerian Army and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria led by Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Shia in Nigeria. I guess the point has been well-made that there are faults on both sides.  There seems to be a consensus, however, that the followers of Ali, better known as Shiites or the Shia, seem to enjoy confrontations with the state and seem determined to disregard dominant authority- Islamic and secular.

       By the same token, the Nigerian security establishment has since the 1980s showed an equal

Gunmen Kidnap Governor Dickson’s 26 year old Sister in Bayelsa

Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Saturday kidnapped Nancy Keme Dickson, the younger sister to the Bayelsa state Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson.

The 26-year-old girl, who was said to be the last child of the Dicksons, was abducted from her shop located in Okaka Road, Yenagoa, the state capital.. The Gunmen who

The gunmen who reportedly drove in an ash Lexus Jeep, trailed their target to her shop, stormed the area, shot into the air to scare people away before whisking her and a sales girl away to an unknown place at about 2:50 pm.

Some residents who spoke about the kidnap claim it was politically motivated.

Drama as Cult Members Hijack Corpse of Ife High Chief

There was a mild drama on Friday, when members of Isoro cult hijacked the corpse of Obalufe of Iremo Quarters, Ile Ife, Oba Solomon Omisakin, during his funeral ceremony in the ancient city.

Isoro cult, headed by Obadio, is a powerful cult in Ile Ife and only an Ooni, among all palace traditional title holders is a member.

The late Obalufe, who was the traditional prime minister of Ile Ife, was next to Ooni and passed on at

Who Wants to Show Off What They Wore to Church Today?

I am posting this early enough so that you all will remember to take photos before leaving for church, while at church and after church services. If possible, take pics with your pastor too and send them in.

All you need to do is send your pics to along with the name of your church and what you love about your church. I am waiting to publish your photos! Pictured above is OAP Jumai Shaba. An usher asked her to leave church sometime last year for wearing this dress to church, that it was too short.

Actor Benson Okonkwo Releases Christmas Photos

Nollywood actor, Benson Okonkwo has released his 2015 Christmas photos. 

Guys, one thing y'all can't deny is great about this man is his ever cheerful, happy, excited spirit. Which is really infectious. Or how do you see it?

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