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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Nicki Minaj flaunts gigantic $1.1M wedding ring bought by her husband Kenneth Petty as they share new Halloween photos

Newly married couple, Nicki Minaj and Kenneth 'Zoo' Petty have shared more photos of them dressed in costumes for Halloween inspired by murderous dolls Chucky and Bride of Chucky.

In one video posted to her Instagram page, the 36-year-old was also seen flaunting her gigantic $1.1M wedding ring bought by her husband, Kenneth Petty.

According to TMZ, Minaj's new husband, 41, was involved in every step of the design and making of her giant, square-cut jewel, which took several months.

Jewelers at Rafaello said that Petty oversaw the design of the wedding band as well as the finished piece's delivery, handing over what is estimated to be $1.1 million for the ring.

The jewelry company described Nicki's bling as a custom-made piece featuring a 17-carat center with VVS2-clarity diamonds.

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey announces plan to ban "all political advertising on Twitter globally"

Twitter will ban all political advertising on the platform globally, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced.

He made this statement on Twitter and explained that they'll be stopping every paid political ad because they "believe political message reach should be earned not bought".

According to Jack Dorsey, paying for reach as regards politics "brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions.

He promised that details on the ban will follow in November.

Read his full statement on the matter below.

Is it OK to leave your 3-day-old baby at home to go party? Instagram users debate after Shay Mitchell went to Drake's party only days after welcoming her child

Is it ever OK to leave your 3 day old baby at home to go party?

This debate arose after Shay Mitchell was shamed for attending Drake’s birthday last week only three days after giving birth to her baby girl.

Drake celebrated his 33rd birthday on October 24 and invited his celebrity friends to his lavish party. Pretty Little Liar actress, Shay Mitchell was one of those in attendance.

But fans felt it was inappropriate because she had announced only three days prior that she welcomed a baby. Shay received a hefty amount of backlash as a result.

"You partied three days after her respect," one Instagram user said to Shay.

Shay replied the mommy shamers in a now-deleted video posted to her Instagram Story. She explained that, although she posted the announcement photo three days prior to partying with Drake and other celebrities, that wasn’t the actual day she welcomed her daughter to the world.

She said: "I haven’t been really checking my comments that often, but apparently, people are really upset that I left three days after having a kid to go out and party."

"It wasn’t three days and she was with [my dog] Angel, so…" she joked.

She later took to Twitter to make it clear that she was joking about the child being under the care of her dog Angel.

In spite of her explanation, the debate is still going on.

Now the question is, is it OK to leave your newborn baby at home to go and party? Share your thoughts.

"Church of Satan" schools a Twitter user who is desperate to get rich by joining the Illuminati

A Twitter user, deperate to get rich, asked "Church of Satan" on Twitter how he can join the illuminati and he was schooled.

@Alongeh2 tweted: "@ChurchofSatan How do I join the Illuminati?? I wanna get rich!"

However, the @ChurchofSatan Twitter account advised him to get rich by applying himself.

@ChurchofSatan replied: "Illuminati basically means “enlightened” so read a book, educate yourself and poof! You are now enlightened. As a bonus, educating yourself is also a good step towards getting a job which can lead to getting rich. Good luck!"

Mr Taxi Plans Lagos Launch with Ride Along Concert featuring Mayorkun, Reekado Banks, African China, others

Mr Taxi Plans Lagos Launch with Ride Along Concert featuring Mayorkun, Reekado Banks, African China, others.

After launching in Enugu, Awka, Owerri, Onitsha and Asaba, e-hailing app, Mr Taxi is set to launch its operation in Lagos at the Ride Along concert scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Dubbed as one of the most anticipated concerts in the ember months, Ride Along concert, powered by Mr Taxi, will feature captivating performances from top Nigerian music artists including Mayorkun, Reekado Banks, Marvelous Benji, African China, Faze, Jaywon, Djinee, Stereoman, Danfo Drivers and comedians including Dan Dee Humurous, Acapella, MC Shakara, Forever, Deeone, and Deestalker.

One of the highpoints planned for the night is the unveiling of Mr Taxi in Lagos. The e-hailing app has been praised by users in eastern cities as the cheapest, safest and fastest way to navigate the city.

Speaking ahead of the launch party in Lagos, COO Mr Taxi, Austin Nnaemeka Soundmind said, “We are counting down to the launch of Mr Taxi in Lagos and we are prepared to show Lagosians what it truly means to ride in comfort. We’ve been doing this in Eastern states but now it is Lagos time. It will be an unforgettable night filled with good music, comedy, celebration and amazing deals on rides”.

Organisers have said attendance at the concert is free but fans, guests, tourists, and fun-seekers will have to download Mr Taxi app on their smartphones to gain entrance. Other side attractions include amazing deals on rides to and fro the event, opportunity to network, and instant sign-ups for drivers who are interested to join the platform.

For more information on Mr Taxi, users can download the app on Google Playstore & IOS and visit the website mrtaxinigeria.


Mr Taxi is a transport service network that aims to provide a safe, comfortable, reliable and most importantly affordable transportation for residents of the major cities in Nigeria. MrTaxi helps mitigate the unemployment rate in this region by providing much needed employment opportunities for potential drivers as well as managerial staff.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

ICPC declares man wanted for impersonating Education Minister

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has declared Tony Aiyejina wanted for allegedly impersonating the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and for defrauding an unsuspecting citizen of the sum of N2.5m, by promising to secure a federal appointment for her.

According to the ICPC, Aiyejina initially demanded N10m from the victim, which and requested that it should be deposited into his United Bank For Africa (UBA) account.

His address, according to his bank record is No 15 Jose Martins Street, Line 2, Asokoro, Abuja.

Anyone who has useful information on his whereabouts is encouraged to report to ICPC headquarters Abuja, any of the ICPC State Offices or the nearest police station or report through ICPC Toll-Free lines: 0803-123-0280, 0803-123-0281, 0803-123-0282, 0705-699-0190, 0705-699-0191 and 0800-CALL-ICPC (0800-2255-4272)

Breaking: Supreme Court of Nigeria unveils panel to hear Atiku’s appeal against President Buhari

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed will preside over the 7-man panel that will hear the appeals filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Buhari at the February 23 poll.

Other members of the panel are Bode Rhodes-Vivour, Olukayode Ariwoola, John Inyang Okoro, Amiru Sanusi, , Ejembi Eko and Uwani Aba-aji.

The CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed –Presiding Judge

Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola

Justice John Inyang Okoro

Justice Amiru Sanusi

Justice Ejembi Eko

Justice Uwani Aba-aji

Atiku and his party are challenging the September 11 judgment of the Justice Mohammed Garba-led Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal which affirmed President Buhari’s victory at the polls. The appeals hearing has generated some controversies especially due to the silence of the Supreme Court on the justices that would constitute the panel, with the Coalition of United Progressives Party (CUPP) demanding the use of seniority in selecting them.

A senior member of Atiku’s legal team, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), said they considered it strange that as at yesterday, the appellants still did not know those that would constitute the panel. On his part, Dr Alex Izinyon (SAN), a top member of President Buhari’s legal team said the team is not particularly interested in knowing beforehand the justices of the court that would constitute the panel to hear the appeals.

The hearing is coming over a month after Atiku and his party, on September 23, filed 66 grounds of appeal before the apex court to challenge the judgment of the tribunal.

Andy Ruiz Jr. helps stranger push his broken down car in middle of the road (video)

Andy Ruiz Jr., the Unified heavyweight world champion who became famous after defeating Anthony Joshua in June showed his humble side after he was filmed pushing a broken down car out of a main road to safety.

The 260lbs fighter who will fight Anthony Joshua in a December 6 rematch and made over 4millions dollars from the Joshua upset, was driving with a friend when he saw the stranger with a broken down car and then came out to help push the car .

Michael Benson, Ruiz's friend recorded the episode and posted on his twitter account.

West Ham's Angelo Ogbonna explains why he rejected Nigeria to play for Italy

West Ham of England and Italian national team defender, Angelo Ogbonna, has revealed reasons he chose to represent Italy instead of Nigeria.

The 31-year-old Ogbonna has 13 caps for Italy and represented the country at two major tournaments but decided that representing Italy was a better option than Nigeria..

Born in Cassino to Nigerian parents who are both from Owerri West in Imo State, Ogbonna's parents emigrated from the West African to Italy in the 1980s, before the player himself was born, settling in the town of Cassino in the southern province of Frosinone.

Ogbonna made his debut for Italy's senior national team in a friendly against Poland in November 2011, then played his first senior match for Italy when he started in a World Cup qualifier vs Bulgaria in September 2012.

Sharing his view on racism and why he opted to represent Nigeria, Ogbonna told West Ham's official website : '

"For me, I’m very, very proud to be a black man in 2019,”.
“People can talk about a lot of things, and be racist, but you must understand that you cannot change your destiny." Ogbonna said.

“There is a lot of ignorance, racism and discrimination, whatever you want to call it. In Italy, there a lot of issues, both racial and regional, but these people are just trying to find excuses and to blame someone for not being good enough themselves. They just want to put you down.

“As black people, we are held back by our past, because in our past we were slaves and that can never be forgotten and never leave our minds. However, actions can be taken to change things.

“I grew up with Nigerian parents, but I chose to play for the Italian national team because I felt that was right.

“Whether you are black, Asian or whatever, you should be proud. I always say, we should be focused on the important things, which are not black or white. We are the same people. We all laugh and we all cry. For me, there is no difference.”

Ogbonna, also revealed that he has not forgotten his own heritage.

“Of course, African culture and Italian culture are different, when you compare them,” he continued. “And then you have Nigerian culture and English culture, which are different but related because Nigeria used to be a British colony.

“I was brought up with two different cultures, African and European, and I think I am totally open and I am always looking to learn more about other cultures.

“For example, I went with my family to Japan this summer, and then to China with the squad for the Premier League Asia Trophy, and I was so impressed with the Asian culture.

“There are lots of interesting things to know about the world.”

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

90 million Nigerians living in extreme poverty- Minister of Humanitarian, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq

Sadiya Umar Farouq, Nigeria's Minister of Humanitarian, Disaster Management and Social Development has disclosed that over 90m Nigerians live in extreme poverty.

The Minister who disclosed the Buhari-led administration's decision to lift 90 million Nigerians out of extreme poverty during a budget defense session before the House of Representatives Committee on IDPs, stated that the ministry will address the underlying causes, drivers and consequences of humanitarian crises and underdevelopment.

The Ministry's budget for the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons are as follows: N474,306,285 for personnel, N165 million for resettlement of IDPs in the North East and Bakkasi returnees in the 2020 budget proposal.

Others include: N15 million for 1,000 IDPs enrolment into NHIS; N105 million for renovation/rent of 21,000,000 per state; N60 million Back to school fees; N105 million for drilling of borehole; N184 million for securing land for relocation and reintegration of IDPs in FCT, Nasarawa States and N110 million for 2,200 families as return assistance to North East, among others.

Donald Trump Jr shares his thought on Kanye West's new Jesus Is King album

Donald Trump Jr has given his opinion on Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King and he also used the opportunity to hit out at the "Leftists".

He said Kanye is 'cracking the culture code', adding that Jesus Is King is the 'epitome of fearless creativity and "dangerous, unapproved" ideas.'

He then shaded the leftists, saying they 'always try to silence those who are speaking truth.'

See his tweet below.

Kanye West is cracking the culture code.


’s new album #JesusIsKing is the epitome of fearless creativity and “dangerous, unapproved” ideas. Leftists always try to silence those who are speaking truth. They’re waging a war on our family and culture. Kanye is a pioneer

Alleged rights violation: Deji Adeyanju petitions US govt, seeks visa ban for Cross Rivers state governor, Ben Ayade

Deji Adeyanju, leader of civil society organisation, Concerned Nigerians, has asked the United States Embassy in Nigeria to impose visa ban on Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, over the illegal arrest and detention of Nigerian journalists, Agba Jalingo and Joseph Odok.

In a letter addressed to the embassy and signed by Adeyanju, the group said it believes that the illegal arrest and detention of Jalingo and Odok shouldn’t happen in a democracy. Both journalist have been in detention for allegedly writing articles against the governor.

Part of the petition letter signed by Deji Adeyanju reads

“This trend of despotism without consequences will only aggravate the worsening human rights condition in the country. We write to call the attention of the United States Embassy in Nigeria to the unabashed clampdown on press freedom and freedom of expression in Cross River State.

Governor Ben Ayade has declared war on press freedom and free speech in the state by randomly harassing, arresting and incarcerating activists and journalists on fallacious charges to abet his repression and persecution agenda.

“We therefore beseech you to please look into these human rights violations going on in Cross River State and impose visa restrictions on Governor Ayade and all members of his family.

“We trust that the United States Government will demonstrate to Nigerians, once again, as was done to those that undermined Nigeria’s electoral and democratic process in the 2019 general elections, that it is strongly opposed to human rights violations, acts of injustice and undemocratic practices by persons in positions of power in Nigeria.”

The group in another petition to the National Human Rights Commission, urged the agency to commence investigation into the growing clampdown on press freedom and freedom of expression in Cross River State.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Supreme Court strikes out another appeal against President Buhari’s election

The Supreme Court on Monday, October 28th struck out a fresh suit filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and it’s presidential candidate, Ambrose Owuru, challenging the declaration of President Buhari as the winner of the February 23rd presidential election.

The apex court bowed to hear the appeal afresh following protest by the party that the court’s earlier decision which dismissed the appeal was based on a technicality rather than on merits of the law.

The apex court struck out the appeal following the dramatic withdrawal of an application praying for the restoration of the appeal to be heard afresh. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola who led four other Justices in a short ruling struck out the application. Ariwoola in the ruling agreed that the application of the appellants had been caught up by section 285 of the 1999 constitution and as such no longer has a life to maintain it.

He, however, declined to award cost against the appellants as demanded by counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Yunus Usman SAN and that of the All Progressives Congress APC Yakubu Maikyau SAN. Owuru and HDP had sought leave of the court to allow them to bring back their appeal to which had been struck due to errors of filling two notices of appeal in respect of one matter and against the provisions of the law.

When the matter came up on Monday, the attention of counsel to the appellants Sunday Ezema was drawn to section 285 (7) of the 1999 constitution and was asked whether the appeal has not become statute-barred. Although the counsel initially insisted the appeal can still be heard, he, however, made a dramatic u-turn and applied for withdrawal of the application. Buhari’s counsel Wole Olanipekun, SAN, did not ask for cost against the two appellants.

Olanipekun had objected to the application of the appellants to hear their appeal afresh because it was statute-barred. He argued that the appellants were not fair to the court by engaging it ‘in a nonjusticiable application that will serve no purpose other than wasting precious time of the court. The position was adopted by counsel to INEC and APC but with demand for substantial cost against the appellants for wasting the time of the court with the frivolous application.

HDP had filed a fresh motion to challenge the way and manners its appeal against President Buhari’s election was determined and struck out on what it termed technicality rather than the merit of law. The party in the new motion had asked the apex court to reverse itself in the ruling delivered on October 3 and restore the appeal for a fresh hearing on merit rather than on technicality of filing two notices of appeal together in one matter.

In the fresh motion on notice brought pursuant to order 8 rule 2 of the Supreme Court Rules and sections 6 and 36 of the 1999 constitution as well as section 22 of the Supreme Court Act, the party and Owuru, claimed that the judgment delivered by Justice Mary Peter Odili in favour of Buhari was invalid on the ground that it was based on technicalities of law rather than merit and justice. The motion filed by Mr. Chukwunonyerem Njoku on behalf of the appellants pleaded with the court to restore their appeal for a fresh hearing.

The HDP and its candidate maintained that the striking out of their appeal on the technical ground was without compliance with the mandatory procedure of law. The apex court had on Oct. 3 struck out the HDP’s appeal because more than one notice of appeal was filed in the same appeal contrary to the provisions of law. Justice Odili who delivered the verdict had also held that Owuru and HDP failed to appeal against the ruling delivered by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on August 22 which struck out their petition based on the lack of jurisdiction.

“The two notices of appeal filed by the appellants and jointly utilised is a procedure not backed by law and cannot be used. Rather the appellants have come here to tackle the decision on the merits which the court below handled out of the abundance of caution”, she said In their petition at the tribunal, they had prayed for nullification of the February 23 election on the ground that its shift from Feb. 16 by INEC to Feb. 23 was not in compliance with any law and as such a nullity.

The two appellants claimed that a referendum election was conducted by Nigerians on Feb. I6 and won by them with over 50 million voice votes and that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) should be ordered to inaugurate them as President of Nigeria based on the referendum election results.

Pastor David is trending on Twitter and here is the reason

So earlier today, singer Davido, posted this powerful prayer on his social media handles.

Trust Nigerians to make a joke out of it. Lol. They have since labelled Davido a pastor, General Overseer, Prophet and everything inbetween. See their reactions below

Lebron James forced to evacuate his mansion as California wildfire ravages homes in his neighbourhood

Lebron James was forced to evacuate his home today after wildfires raged just blocks away from his Brentwood, California mansion.

The NBA superstar took to Twitter to write about having to leave home suddenly with his family and looking for where to stay.

He tweeted: "Man these LA [fires] aren’t no joke. Had to emergency evacuate my house and I’ve been driving around with my family trying to get rooms."

He later tweeted that he was able to find a safe place for his family.

He wrote: "Finally found a place to accommodate us! Crazy night man!"

Nigerians tackle Pastor Adeboye over his prayer

Pastor Adeboye's prayer which was shared on Twitter has started off a controversy on the social media platform.

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) General Overseer's prayer centered on suspension of protocols, rules and criteria just like God did for Joseph.

The prayer read;

"Father, let all protocols, rules and criteria be suspended, overlooked and overruled, as You did for Joseph, in order for me to be promoted, in Jesus’ name"

However some Nigerians felt the prayer encouraged nepotism, corruption and mediocrity. See reactions to the tweet below;

Policeman shoots himself and his wife dead in Lagos

A Police Inspector shot himself and his wife dead at the Prison Barrack, Ikoyi in Lagos state on Saturday October 26.

The man is said to be an Inspector of Police while the woman is an Inspector of Prisons. The reason for the murder-suicide is not yet known.

The couple were rushed to the hospital after the incident but the woman died in the early hours of yesterday October 27th while the man died later in the day.

Confirming the incident to LIB, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, said the incident happened and that the police is investigating the matter to unravel the reason behind the dastard act. He said the names of the couple cannot be released at the moment as their families have not been contacted.