Friday, September 28, 2012

2012 HAJJ: Saudi Ignores Nigeria Govt Ultimatum, Deports Another 510 Nigerians, Blocks Nigerian Envoy From Detained Pilgrims

Saudi authorities yesterday [Sept 27] denied Nigeria’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Bunu and other consular officials, access to the detained Nigerian female pilgrims at the King Abdulazeez International Airport, Jeddah, a source at the Nigerian Embassy in Riyadh told Daily Trust last night.

The source who spoke to Daily Trust’s correspondent on phone said that the envoy, in company of six other staffs of the embassy including his Consul General Ambassador Ahmad Umar Yakasai, was at the airport for more than 50 minutes pleading with the Saudi authorities to allow him meet with the pilgrims to no avail.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

PHOTOS: Wiz Khalifa Covers XXL's October 2012 Issue With Fiancée AMBER ROSE & THE BABY BUMP

In the October/November issue of XXL mag, Pittsburgh's golden boy is covering the pages with his own tattoo covered body and his fiance Amber Rose.  Oh, and Amber's uncovered baby bump.
Here's a few highlights from the interview...

Wiz On Getting Together With Amber:

“I love my baby. She’s gorgeous and it makes me look even cooler when I show how much I love her to other people… When I met Amber, she loved me for who I was. I had some money, but it was like to pay my bills and literally set myself up for a future. But I was wearing the same camo shorts and high-tops and Chucks. But she liked my swag and she liked me for who I was and I wasn’t afraid of that… She didn’t wanna date any entertainers or anybody in the business. She didn’t know who she wanted to be with, but she knew who she didn’t wanna be with”.

VIDEO: Ed Miliband, Leader Of The UK Labour Party Backs Gay Marriage In Churches

Ed Miliband 
Leader of the UK Labour Party Ed Miliband is not only backing same-sex marriage, but saying gay couples should marry in churches.

In a video for campiagn Out4Marriage, Miliband says his party provides its ‘whole-hearted support’ for the campaign and he intends to push the government to ‘get on with’ legislating for equal marriage.

He said: ‘I think whether you’re gay or straight, you should be able to signify your commitment and your love with the term marriage’.

Church leaders have opposed government proposals to allow same-sex couples to marry, claiming it will ‘undermine the meaning of marriage’.

RUMOUR CONTROL: Beyoncé Is NOT Pregnant…Jay-Z Breaks His Silence

Jay-Z has broken his silence about the recent rumours that wife Beyoncé is pregnant.

The buzz began after photos emerged of the singer with what some speculated was a baby bump. Plus, cited a source saying Beyoncé is indeed pregnant.

But it’s news to Jay-Z, who had the following the dialogue with E! News:

E!: Are you having another baby?

Jay-Z: Tonight? No.

E!: What about in nine months?

Jay-Z: Not in nine months. Absolutely not.

E!: But before then? What about in seven or eight months?

Jay-Z: No. Not in one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight or nine months.

LISTEN: New Whitney Houston & R.Kelly Duet Of “I Look To You”

Whitney Houston’s legacy is being honoured with a newly-released duet with R. Kelly. The song is a new version of “I Look to You”, the title track of her 2009 album, which R.Kelly wrote for Houston and performed at her funeral earlier this year.

Clive Davis, Sony Music’s chief creative officer and Houston’s longtime mentor, says the previously unused vocal tracks were “made at an unscheduled recording session while she was working on her final album”. She had stopped smoking for two weeks while getting dental work done in Los Angeles, and the effect on her voice was “striking”.

American Arrested For Having Sex With Sofa On The Street

Arrested ... Gerard Streator
A 46-year-man in the US state of Wisconsin has been arrested for having sex in a street with a sofa, a media report said.

Gerard Streator was spotted bending over an abandoned yellow settee with his trousers round his ankles in Waukesha city, The Sun reported Thursday [Sept 27].

Police Corporal To Die By Hanging For Killing 3-Yr Old Girl…Three Years Ago In Lagos

35-year old Police Corporal, Okechukwu Nwabueze, has sentenced to death by an Ikeja High Court for killing a three-year old girl, Kaosara Muritala three years ago in Lagos.

Okechukwu was alleged to have shot and killed the girl on 5 April, 2009 at a police check point located at Obanle-Aro near Mr. Biggs in Alapere, Ketu.

Three witnesses including the deceased father, a police officer and Professor John Obafunwa, a pathologist testified against the accused person.

BREAKING: John Terry Slapped With Four-Game Ban, Fined £220k…Following FA Disciplinary Hearing In Ferdinand Race Case

John Terry featured against Wolves on Tuesday night
John Terry has been found guilty of using racial language, banned for four matches, and fined £220k. The independent FA panel today [Sept. 27] found him guilty of the charges relating to an incident involving Anton Ferdinand last October.

The four-match ban is half of that served upon Luis Suarez for his repeated abuse of Patrice Evra in a match last year. Terry was accused of using an offensive term once.

The FA released a statement which read:

JUST IN: Chelsea Winger Victor Moses Is A Proud Dad…Welcome To The World - Brentley Moses

Victor Moses
Chelsea winger Victor Moses is a proud dad…

Earlier this morning [Sept. 27], the forward proudly announced the arrival of his first child on twitter and also thanked the fans for their support. He wrote:

2012 HAJJ EXERCISE: Kano Suspends Airlifting Of Pilgrims…117 Deportees Narrate Ordeal In Tears

The Kano State Pilgrim Welfare Board says it has suspended further airlifting of intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia following the deportation of 171 female pilgrims to the country for failing to travel with approved male guardians for the ongoing hajj exercise.

The deportees arrived Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, yesterday [Sept. 26], onboard a Max Air plane which touched down at about 4:55pm. About 111 of the intending pilgrims were from Katsina while the 60 others were from Taraba state.

Train Kills Woman In Lagos…She Was Trying To Avoid A Puddle Of Water Beside The Rail Tracks - Eyewitness

Tragedy struck on Wednesday [Sept. 26] when a passenger train crushed a middle-aged woman at Oshodi in Lagos. The woman according to eyewitness was trying to avoid a puddle of water beside the rail tracks when the incident happened at about 7:15 a.m.

According to Eyewitness:

Father's Shock Offer Of £40m For Any Man Who Can Turn His Gay Daughter Straight

As a billionaire playboy who claims to have bedded 10,000 women, Cecil Chao has no doubts about his own sexuality. Now he is trying to dictate the sexuality of his children too.
Bounty: Gigi Chao (right) is believed to have married her girlfriend of seven years Sean Eav (left) in France, yet her businessman father has offered £40million to the man that can woo his daughter
The 76-year-old property and shipping tycoon is offering a £40million ‘marriage bounty’ to any man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter – and turn her straight.

Refusing to accept the gay union, he pledged the fortune to any potential male suitor able to walk the 33-year-old University of Manchester graduate down the aisle at a traditional wedding.

New ‘Life & Style’ Magazine Cover: Giuliana Rancic Talks About Being A New Mom

New mom Giuliana Rancic is this week’s Life and Style cover story, featuring an interview with the E! personality about how she and husband Bill Rancic are adjusting to motherhood with son Duke.

“I had always heard that when you have a baby it completes your life —and it’s true”, Giuliana tells Life & Style. “I love my baby, and I love my new role”.

Women Leader Of RCCG, Cornerstone Parish, New Jerusalem Area, Elliot, Lagos, Is Missing

Mrs. Adebusola Odunaya
Mrs. Adebusola Odunaya, women Leader, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Cornerstone Parish, New Jerusalem Area, Elliot, Lagos, is missing.

According to her husband, Mr. Oluwafemi Odunaya, the 33-year-old mother of two was last seen on Saturday [Sept 22, when he left Adebusola at home. Oluwafemi said when he returned home, his children told him that Adebusola had gone for shopping.

When she did not return late in the evening, he said he became disturbed more so when her phone indicated it was switched off.

CYNTHIA OSOKOGU’S MURDER: Three More Suspects Appear In Court…Court Grants Two Bail, Remands Driver

Nonso, Okechukwu and Ezeaka. Inset: Cynthia
credits: Eniola Akinkuotu
Three more persons yesterday [Sept. 26] appeared before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court for the alleged murder of Cynthia Osokogu, bringing to seven the total number of those so far charged with her murder.

They are Gideon Okechukwu (39), Nonso Ifechukwu (22) and Emeka Chinonso (27). Before them, the quartet of Okwuno Echezoma Nwafo (33), Ejike Ifechukwu Olisaeloka (23) and Maduakor Chukwunonso (25) were charged. Okechukwu was alleged to have conspired with Nwafo and Olisaeloka to kill Cynthia; Ifechukwu and Chinonso were said to have received her stolen phone from Olisaeloka.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Nigeria Issued A 24-Hour Ultimatum To Saudi Arabia To Release Detained Nigerian Female Hajj Pilgrims…Or else?

Some Nigerian female pilgrims...
The Nigerian government has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to Saudi authorities to resolve the issues surrounding detained Nigerian female pilgrims in that country.

The government said Wednesday [Sept. 26] it expected Saudi Arabia authorities to act fast and set the Nigerian women free to perform the hajj, according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria.

PHOTOS: Chris Brown & Nicole Scherzinger Spotted Kissing At Nightclub…I Did NOT Kiss Chris Brown - Nicole Scherzinger Responded

It is over for Chris Brown and Karrueche?

From the look of things, we'd say so, because Chris Brown was reportedly spotted making out with Nicole Scherzinger! Photos surfaced of the Fortune singer getting intimate with the former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman in Superclub out in Los Angeles.

Mother Weeps In Court As Son Pleaded Guilty To Theft…In Kaduna State

Internet Image of a Crying Woman
There was drama in court Wednesday [Sept 26] when Mrs. Rafkatu Adamu of Kafana Area in Kafanchan, Kaduna State wept as her son, Joefrey Adamu, 26, pleaded guilty to theft.

The accused was docked for alleged theft of iron rods belonging to the Nigeria Railway Corporation in Kafanchan, Kaduna State.

Adamu who pleaded guilty to the charge told the court that he committed the offence because he needed money to feed himself.

He begged the court for leniency, adding, “I have never stolen in my life”.

President Goodluck Jonathan Has Declared His Assets, THOUGH NOT PUBLICLY - Says Code of Conduct Bureau Chairman

President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan has declared his assets and has no case to answer, Dr Sam Saba, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), has said.

“As far as we are concerned, Mr. President has declared his assets, though not publicly. There is no law that says that you should declare your assets publicly; it simply states that you should declare your assets”.

GRAPHIC PHOTO: Daredevil American Mountain Explorer Falls From Tree And Pierces Part Of His Eyeball!

American man, Colby Ellis, 22, showed just how much of a daredevil he is, when he climbed mountain timbers in North Carolina. Unfortunately, Colby’s task did not end successfully or safely.

At about 5 feet up, Colby claims one of the vines he grappled gave way, causing him to slip, News 24 reported. As he positioned himself to embrace the fall, Colby’s face went directly into a branch, puncturing skin directly under his left eyebrow and part of his eyeball.

He spoke of the daring incident, saying:

PHOTO: Whitney Houston's Daughter, Bobbi Kristina Involved in NASTY Car Accident

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina was involved in a scary car accident in Georgia -- DESTROYING the entire front end of the vehicle -- and TMZ has a photo of the damage.

The black 2012 Camaro belongs to Bobbi's boyfriend Nick Gordon -- and according to sources close to Bobbi, Nick was driving Sunday [Sept. 23] night in Alpharetta, GA ... with Bobbi in the passenger seat ... when the accident happened.

The details surrounding the accident are unclear, but we're told the couple had been arguing at the time of the crash -- and Nick's Camaro was the only car involved. No one was injured.

After the accident, the car was missing the front right tire, the front bumper was torn off, and the airbags were deployed -- but somehow it got back to Bobbi and Nick's apartment.

Cops went to the apartment soon after the accident for a noise complaint, but no one answered the door.

According to the incident report, officers saw the car parked outside the apartment with its hazard lights on -- and it appeared it had been driven in a damaged state.

We're told the accident is currently under investigation. Calls to Bobbi's people were not returned.

Policeman Killed As Car Fell Off Bridge In Abuja

AYA Flyovers In Abuja …Constructed By Dantata-Sawoe, Completed In March 2010
A black Honda saloon car with registration number CY 691 LND yesterday [Sept. 25] fell off a bridge near Wuse Market, Abuja, killing the driver - a police corporal.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who visited the scene, reports that the car knocked off the concrete embankment on the bridge before crashing into the ravine.

Ghana Star Michael Essien IS NOT Getting Married Anytime Soon - Player's Representative Stated

Michael Essien
Michael Essien’s proposed wedding on Monday [Sept. 24] was not be true after all, as representatives of the Real Madrid star have vehemently denied a marriage event was planned.

The internet was agog since Sunday night that Essien’s planned wedding on Monday could not go on because of the rescheduled match between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.

Real Madrid’s game at Rayo Vallecano on Sunday night was postponed due to a presumed act of sabotage that left Vallecas stadium insufficiently lit which led to the postponement of the game to Monday night.

PHOTOS: Kourtney Kardashian Struggles To Exit Speedboat Gracefully…That's Not Very Ladylike

Kourtney Kardashian may be living the high life in Miami, but it seems that the socialite and mother of two clearly still has a thing or two to learn.

Kourtney was seen making a pretty spectacular entrance in a speed boat. But while she certainly looked glamorous, her ungainly exit did not.

The 33-year-old wore statement footwear in the form of knee-high gold gladiator sandals.

She and partner Scott Disick have relocated to Miami, Florida, along with their two children, for three months.

Kourtney and sister Kim are currently filming a new series of their Keeping Up With The Kardashians spin-off show, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.

Arik Air Bans FAAN MD, Omojuwa Japhet, 25 Others From Its Flights…Permanently Blacklisted

Embattled airline, Arik Air Tuesday  permanently blacklisted 27 persons from boarding any of its flights at any point in Nigeria.

A document obtained by Blueprint in Lagos yesterday  [Sept. 25] entitled ‘List of passengers blacklisted on all Arik Air Flights’ showed the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. George Uriesi, as the first person on the list.

Although his offence was not stated, it is believed that he made the list because of the recent disruption of the airline’s operations by unions in the aviation industry made up mostly of FAAN personnel.

Information Minister, Labaran Maku Is A Careless Talker; He Does Not Think Properly Before He Talks – Senate President David Mark

David Mark                                           Labaran Maku

The Senate on Tuesday [Sept 25] threatened to pass a resolution urging President Goodluck Jonathan to sack ministers who make unguarded statements capable of undermining the legislature.

Specifically, President of the Senate David Mark described Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku as a “careless talker”.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

PHOTOS: Europe's Biggest Chilli Hotdog…Big Enough To Feed A Man For A Week

Europe's biggest chilli cheese hotdog is over a metre long and contains roughly 13,000 calories - enough to feed a man for a week.

The meaty feast is filled with 1.5kilos of beef sausage and packs a spicy punch with a whole pound of homemade chilli inside.

Cooks from Smokey's Joint in Walsall created the meal - named the Monster Dog - after their 3lb Monster Burger went down a storm with hungry customers.

PHOTOS: Rita Ora Bares Tattoos On Cover Of “Urban Ink” Magazine

Rita Ora has become the latest celeb to bare their tattoos for the latest issue of Urban Ink magazine.

The Roc Nation songstress can be seen posing with her hand above her head, showing off the large tattoo on her inner arm of Greek goddess Aphrodite.

In the accompanying interview for the shoot, Rita lends some words of wisdom to those considering whether or not to get inked.

RUMOUR CONTROL: Serena Williams Slams Tennis Coach Dating Rumours On Twitter?...Tweets Warning Message To Paparazzi

Serena Williams has taken to Twitter to deny any relationship with her tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

The 30-year-old tennis champion took to her Twitter on Sunday [Sep 23] to tell the paparazzi to stop taking pictures of her and making it seem like what it isn't.

"Dear camera man in Milan please stop following my around! Your pictures will have people assuming false things!!!! Ugh #Overit", she wrote.
On the weekend, the 30-year-old was snapped with her rumoured new lover, her tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou during a shopping trip in Milan.
Mouratoglou was carrying bags of the tennis stars from high-end boutiques including Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana while walking very close to one another.

The pair were spotted earlier this month dining with one another in Valbonne, South of France.

In 2010, the 30-year-old tennis champion ended her two-year relationship with rapper Common.

Saudi Arabia Detains 400 Nigerian Female Hajj Pilgrims…Threatened To Deport The Pilgrims To Nigeria

Four hundred female pilgrims from Nigeria, who arrived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Sunday [Sept. 23] for this year’s hajj, have been separated from their male counterparts and detained by Saudi authorities.

Local media report that the Saudis requested each female pilgrim to provide her muharram – the approved male companion accompanying her on her trip, usually a husband, father or brother – those that couldn’t produce any, were detained.

BIZZARE VIDEO: Woman Urinates Then Showers On Busy NY Subway As Amazed Passengers Look On

The woman starts moaning and appears to urinate, left, before beginning her makeshift shower, as gobsmacked passengers look on 
When in dire need just let the good shit go…

Video footage has emerged depicting a woman who appears to be urinating in a subway car before then taking out a gallon of water and giving herself an impromptu rinse. In the background one can make out the visage of disbelieving passengers.

The video begins in a packed train with a woman complaining to her friend how urgently she needs to pee and how she should have peed before getting on the train. It’s a situation many New Yorkers are accustomed to by now, except for what happens next…she wets herself.

FAB PICS: Kim Kardashian Covers Curves But Flaunts Tiny Waist In Cute Gold Sash One Piece Swimsuit...

Kim Kardashian - Fun with fashion
Kim Kardashian, 31,  flaunt her  in a one piece swimsuit while out on the beach in Miami yesterday [Sept. 24] with her sister Kourtney

While filming scenes for the upcoming season of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, the E! Reality queen rocked a Michael Kors Metallic Wraparound Belt One-Piece Swimsuit from the designers SS12 collection, which usually retails for $315 but was on sale for only $94.50 and is currently out of stock everywhere.

VIDEO: Two U.S. Marines Charged With Urinating On Dead Taliban Fighters

Two United States Marines have been charged with urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban fighters after videotaping the inhumane act.

According to the United States Marine Core (USMC), the Marines -- Staff Sergeants Joseph W. Chamblin and Edward W. Deptola -- have been charged for "violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice" for their involvement in the urination incident.

PHOTOS: Chris Brown Appears In Court Hearing Over Rihanna Felony Assault Case…“I’m Praying For You” – Rihanna’s Message To Chris Brown…

Chris Brown appeared in a L.A. court yesterday [Sept. 24] for a progress report hearing in his felony assault case involving Rihanna more than three years ago.

Along with testing positive for marijuana, it was ruled that Chris' probation would not be revoked.

Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend Rihanna sent him special tweets – a prayer and well wishes:

8-Month-Old Pregnant Woman Killed Over Alleged Theft In Ebonyi State

Internet Image...
AN eight-month-old pregnant woman, Mrs. Grace Nwangwu, was weekend, killed in Ikwo LGA of Ebonyi State while she was reportedly trying to steal some food crops in a farm near her house at midnight.

The woman was alleged to be sleeping on the same bed with her husband, Mgbebu till midnight when she left to ease herself outside but reportedly went to farm at Igbudu Community to harvest some food crops and was killed by her attacker.

Narrating how his pregnant wife was murdered, the deceased’s husband, Mr. Nwangwu said:

Nigerian Mint Worker Arrested For Selling Fake Currency - N.9m

Osakpolo Igbinosa with the 'fake' currency
An employee of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company, Osakpolo Igbinosa, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly trading in fake currency.

The father of three said the fake money was among those that were yet to reach the final stage of printing by the NSPMC. The suspect, a material security officer, said he had been perpetrating the criminal act since 2010 until he was recently arrested by the police in Ikorodu.

Monday, September 24, 2012

PHOTOS: Serena Williams' Shopping Spree With French Tennis Coach Turned BOYFRIEND In Milan

ALL SMILES - Serena Williams and Patrick Mouratoglou
It was shop until you drop in Milan for tennis ace Serena Williams and her tennis coach turned rumoured new lover Patrick Mouratoglou. Serena, 30, shopped to her heart's content and dropped what looked like a neat bundle in Milan, Italy on Sunday [Sept 23].

Even though Serena is muscular, strong and fit, her handsome companion insisted on carrying most of her packages - and there were a lot of them.

FAB PICS: Blogger Linda Ikeji Interviewed By The BBC For Its “Focus On Africa Programme”

Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji was interviewed by the BBC's Nkem Ifejika for BBC Africa’s Focus on Africa programme

He asked her, among other things, why she put the Kate Middleton topless pictures on her blog.

The interview is going to be broadcast in the coming days.

Nigerian Victor Moses Praised By Chelsea Manager

Nigerian international Victor Moses
Nigerian international Victor Moses has won praise from his manager Roberto di Matteo following two impressive substitute performances for Chelsea.

The 21-year-old, who joined the Blues from English Premier League rivals Wigan in the summer, is set to make his full debut against Wolves on Tuesday [Sept. 25].

Matteo said:



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