Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tearful Bruce Jenner says he identifies as a woman and reveals this is his last interview as a man in Diane Sawyer interview

In the highly anticipated interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner revealed that he identifies as a woman. The 65 year old father of 6 and Grandfather of 7 confirmed that he is reinventing himself physically in a bid to transition from male to female.

Speaking in front of millions of viewers, including 4 of his children from his first wife, Burt, Brandon, Casey and Brody Jenner, Bruce tearfully revealed:
'To all extents and purposes, I am a woman. My brain is much more female than it is male. That's what my soul is. Bruce lives a lie. She is not a lie.' He added: 'I can't do it anymore.'

Friday, April 24, 2015

Photos: Ini Edo steps out in hot green number

Ini Edo stepped out in this hot shimmering green dress to her birthday party happening tonight...

Photos: Transgender woman beaten, stripped and head shaved by police in Brazil

Oh dear! See what Brazilian police did to a transgender woman. They treated him a man. Pictures of badly beaten transgender Veronica Bolina emerged today and it is causing serious outrage in Brazil.
Veronica, 25, who was arrested for allegedly attacking her 73 year old neighbour, was beaten up by the police, they disfigured her face, forced her to strip and shaved her head. See pics after the cut...

17 Major Generals, 14 Brigadier Generals retired from Nigerian army

Saw this on NTA News this evening. 17 Major Generals and 14 Brigadier Generals have been retired from Nigerian army today April 24th

Xenophobia: South African minister denied visa to enter Israel

Israel, thank you for doing this! You know their people suffered xenophobia back in the 1940s, so I guess they have zero tolerance for it. A minister from South Africa was denied visa to visit Israel for diplomatic work.

Aljazeera reports
The government of South Africa has expressed outrage after Israel's decision to deny a visa to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande. Clayson Monyela, Deputy Director General of Department of International Relations and Cooperation, told Al Jazeera on Thursday the Israeli government needed to offer a reason for the snubbing.

Tonto Dikeh makes fun of her 'Burnt Offering'.

The actress burnt some goods today and sent a video of her burning them to luxury shopper, Pearl Chuks. Looks like she's proud of her work.

Kimora Lee Simmons shares first photo of new-born son

Kimora welcomed her 4th child with new husband a few weeks ago. She shared the first photo of the baby on her instagram page today.

Photo: Mikel Obi and girlfriend enjoy bicyle ride together

The girlfriend, Olga Diyachenko, shared the photo on instagram...

Win big at the clearance sales offer of Rossie's Signature stores in Abuja

Abuja’s Fashionista Store, Rossie’s Signature is offering a clearance sale on all its items in Abuja at half the price only for the remaining month of April 2015.

Credit Facility is also available to its customers by providing a post-dated Cheque along with a photocopy of your ID card and other requirements.

Kylie Jenner shares throwback pic of her dad, Bruce Jenner in crop top & shorts

No be today e start. Kylie just posted a throwback pic of her dad, Bruce Jenner, circa 1980. Bruce will reveal his transitioning into a woman or not in a special Diane Sawyer interview which will air tonight in the US.

President Jonathan and Buhari share hearty laughter in new photos

Pics taken as they addressed members of the press after their closed door meeting at the presidential villa today. More photos after the cut...

Friendly exes! New pics of Femi Kuti & ex-wife Funke Kuti together

Funke Kuti came out to support her ex-husband Femi Kuti at his concert happening tonight at Eko Hotel. I insist, they look good together.

Photos: A hug from the executioner... then two gay men are stoned to death

Horrible men. ISIS militants brutally stoned two gay men to death only seconds after they were photographed embracing and 'forgiving' them.

The shocking images were taken in ISIS-held territory in the province of Homs and show the two accused men being savagely executed by up to four jihadis.

Huge, bloodthirsty crowds are seen in the desert clearing where the group of executioners made a display of hugging the blindfolded couple and telling them they were forgiven of their 'sins', before pummeling them to death with hundreds of fist-sized rocks. 

Photos: Buhari meets man who trekked from Lagos to Abuja

Suleiman Hashimu, the man who trekked from Lagos to Abuja in honor of Buhari's victory at the presidential election met with Gen Buhari in Abuja today April 24th. Narrating his experience to General Buhari, Suleiman said;
"I made a promise because of the love I have for Mr. President that if Buhari should win the 2015 elections, I will trek from Lagos to Abuja which I have done. I thank God that I made a promise and I fulfilled the promise. I passed through Kwara and Niger states to Abuja. I was trekking from 6.00am to 6.00pm and anywhere I find myself when it is 6.00pm, I pass the night there.I spent 18 days from Lagos to Abuja." Continue...

WED Expo Weekend! Amazing First Day, Don’t Miss Saturday & Sunday

We promised fun, giveaways and a great experience at WED Expo Lagos and we’ve delivered just that! Day 1 of Nigeria’s Largest Wedding Exhibition was a blast... and it’s just the beginning. Day 2 and 3 which comes up tomorrow Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April are going to be much bigger and better. So get ready.

Videos: Tonto Dikeh burns luxury shopper's goods & sends video to her

By now, you all know this story. If you don't, read all about it here. So, personal shopper Pearl Chuks just released an update. Apparently Tonto Dikeh has burnt the hand luggage and bag that was bought for her but she refused to pay for. She sent a video of her burning the bags to Pearl who shared the video on instagram. See the video after the cut...

Video: Action in Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian military just released this video showing action in Sambisa Forest..

Zoning of National Assembly offices: APC leaders' meeting end in deadlock

A meeting of top members of APC convened to resolve all disagreements bordering on the zoning of top offices in the incoming National Assembly ended in a deadlock on at the Rivers state Governors lodge Abuja on Wednesday April 22nd.

According to Vanguard, the meeting came to a deadlock after the leaders failed to reach a consensus on where to zone the office of the speaker of the House of Representatives. The members were divided between zoning it to the North-East and South-West. The leaders however agreed on the zoning of the office of Senate President to the North-Central and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, to the South-East.

These shoes grow five sizes to keep up with the kids who wear them

According to a report on Mashable, a charity worker named Kenton Lee has dreamt up a simple fix to an age-old problem: the constant need to buy new shoes for kids who outgrow them just months later. He and his team invented sandals that match the pace of children's growth via a system of buckles, buttons and pegs, which expand the shoes in length by up to five sizes. Built to last at least five years, they are made out of durable leather, metal snaps and compressed rubber.

GEJ already refering to Buhari as president + more pics from their meeting today

Speaking with State House correspondents after his closed door meeting with President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari this afternoon, President Jonathan referred to Gen Buhari as the President
"We will take a date when the president will come and I will show him round the State House but today is not for that. Today is to continue with our conversation. We don’t need to worry the President,” he said.
More photos from their meeting after the cut...

New Video: A.M - Imaka

The McErnest Company presents the official video of 'Imaka' from up and coming afro pop/r'n'b artist A.M. Written by Ahamdi 'A.M' McErnest and produced by P2J. 'Imaka' was directed by Mr. Moe Musa in London, England. Watch the video after the cut...

Bradley Cooper and Christiano Ronaldo's ex Irina Shayk seen on a date

Actor Bradley Cooper, 40, and top model Irina Shayk, 29, who ended her five year relationship with footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in Dec. 2014, were spotted on a Broadway date on Wednesday night.

The two, who were introduced by mutual friends, were seen together in the audience at 'Finding Neverland' Broadway show, according to a report by NYT's Page Six

Bradley ended a two-year relationship with UK model Suki Waterhouse just last month and the two were seen at Coachella last week sparking rumours of a reconciliation but it looks like he may have moved on to Irina though sources told Page Six it's just a 'friendly relationship' for now.

Wow! Mercy Aigbe's daughter is now taller than her (photos)

Actress Mercy Aigbe Gentry is wearing heels and her daughter, Michelle, is same height or even a little taller than her. She must be proud. Oh, and those jeans....another photo after the cut..

Photo: President Jonathan and Gen Buhari in closed door meeting

President Jonathan and president-elect Gen Muhammadu Buhari had a closed door meeting at the presidential villa this afternoon. Photo shows both men after they emerged from the meeting. 

Child star of Everybody Loves Raymond, Sawyer Sweeten, commits suicide

One of the popular Sweeten twins, child stars of hit US show Everybody Loves Raymond has killed himself. Sawyer Sweeten (left & centre) shot himself on the front porch of the family home in Texas yesterday morning April 23rd. He was 19 years old.
"This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred," the family said in a statement. "We are devastated to report that our beloved brother, son, and friend, Sawyer Sweeten, took his own life. He was weeks away from his 20th birthday. At this sensitive time, our family requests privacy and we beg of you to reach out to the ones you love."
Sawyer played Geoffrey Barone in the hit show, which also featured his twin brother Sullivan as Michael Barone and older sister Madylin as Ally Barone. Everybody Loves Raymond ran from 1996 - when the Sweeten twins were just 16 months old - to 2005 when they were 10.

Card Expo Africa 2015

You will remember that the momentum of using cards started a few years ago when people started getting used to ATMs. Well, the story is changing very fast these days. Since the Central Bank of Nigeria effectively introduced the cashless policy in 2012, we have seen more usage of cards not just on ATMs but on POS. 

Needless to say that the bullion vans and sirens have disappeared and people are now transferring money electronically through NIBSS Instant Payment and NIBSS Electronic Funds Transfer. 

Photo of the day

Picture shows President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari waiting for the arrival of Ghanaian president John Mahama in Abuja on Tuesday April 21st. Photo credit: Bayo Omoboriowo

New photos of Asari Dokubo's wife

Here are new photos of ex-militant, Asari Dokubo's wife, Hajia Mujahidat Dokubo-Asari. She shared the photos on Facebook this afternoon.

Done with men? Miley Cyrus seen sharing a passionate kiss with a girl

Days after announcing the end of her relationship with Patrick Schawarzenegger, Miley Cyrus was pictured passionately locking lips with her friend, Frankie Rayder during a wild party in Las Vegas.

Adorable photo of Paul Okoye and his son, Andre

That boy is cute!

Five Ways to Improve your Saving Habit

The first step to improving your savings habit is to honestly assess your financial health. After all, you can’t solve a problem if you don’t know what it is. Improving your savings habit will help you reach your short- and long- term financial goals. Before you can save, you need to develop a clear picture of your expenses and your income. 

This will help you work out if you are spending more than you actually earn and help you to fix the situation by reducing your expenses – remember it really is easier to cut down expenses than it is to make more money. 

Pakistani woman burnt alive by husband and father-in-law for going out without their permission

25 year old Pakistani woman, Shabana Bibi pictured above from the Muzaffargarh district in Pakistan died on Saturday April 18th in the hospital after suffering burns to 80% of her body.

According to reports, Shabana's husband of three years, Muhammad Siddique and her father-in-law Pir Bakhsh, beat her and then set her ablaze after she went out to see her sister without taking permission from them. Muhammad Azam, brother to Shabana, while narrating his families ordeal to the media, said he will set himself alight if he does not get justice.
"I would set myself on fire in front of the office of the district police chief if I do not get justice,' he said.
According to him, his sister's marriage has been turbulent from the onset following her inability to give birth to children. Muhammed Siddique and his father have been arrested and will be charged to court soon.

The Age Issue: Bassey Ikpi covers new issue of Mania magazine

This Age issue bothers not on the concept of ageing but on the idea of ‘coming of age’. The cover girl Bassey Ikpi is the famous Nigerian poet whose stellar performances on Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam got her fame and acclaim. She shares her upcoming projects in an exclusive interview.

Four Nigerians set to be executed in Indonesia tomorrow

Baring any last minute changes, four Nigerians along with 6 other nationals will be executed for drug related offenses in Indonesia tomorrow April 25th.

According to an Indonesian foreign Affairs official, the convicted foreigners will be taken to Nusakambangan, the prison island off Java where they are to be executed. Those to be executed also include 2 Australians, one Philippine, one Brazilian and one Indonesian. Australian and Nigerian government have been clamoring for clemency for the drug offenders but their plea appears to have fallen on deaf ears as the Indonesian government has finalized plans to execute the drug traffickers.

It is a law in Indonesia that anyone caught with banned drugs will be executed, foreigners& nationals.

Who rocked the denim look? Linda Ikeji vs Laura Ikeji

So this morning my sister Laura showed me these photos of her rocking the denim look yesterday and said "Linda, this is how to rock denim-on-denim. You made yours look like a jumpsuit". I didn't agree, I told her mine was better. Two people jumped into the argument and said Laura's denim look was better. So, I decided to bring it here to the people's court. Whose denim look is better? Before you type your comment, remember which Ikeji sister gives you news on this blog. My people.*wink*

Photos from Etisalat CEO's Awards

Etisalat recently celebrated the first recipients of the annual CEO Awards for their significant contributions to the organization in 2014. The CEO’s Awards is an initiative designed to recognize and reward individuals and teams who have demonstrated a passion for excellence either in their day to day activities or on specific projects. See the photos after the cut...

Chika Ike celebrates being celibate for five months

Lol at this woman. Are you not supposed to be celibate when you're not married? But you try sha... some girls can't go five months...whereas some can go for years! *sideeye*

What mum & daughter wore out as they celebrate Kendall Jenner's Calvin Klein campaign

Kris Jenner, 59, and her 17yr old daughter Kylie Jenner stepped out in these outfits as they celebrated Kendall Jenner's new campaign for Calvin Klein with a dinner at Craig's Restaurant in LA on Thursday. Khloe, Kourtney, and Scott Disick also joined the family dinner. See the pics after the cut...

Photos from designer, Kunbi Oyelese's birthday party

Fashion designer, Olakunbi Oyelese of April By Kunbi turned a year older yesterday and some of her friends threw her a small birthday dinner attended by Toke Makinwa, Sasha and others. Toke seems to be a good friend. She attends all her friend's event. More photos after the cut...

Photo: They now campaign for Senate presidency?

Twitter user, Tony Atambi shared this photo he took at the Entrance of the National Assembly, Abuja. Why the campaign billboard, is it not the legislatures that chose their president based on zoning?

Graphic pics: Woman in critical condition after horrific beating from her lover

This man you see here, is a horrible, horrible man. You won't believe what he did to his woman. 18 year old Malawian woman, Linda Phulani is currently in a critical condition after her live-in-lover John Yasini beat her mercilessly over allegations of infidelity.

According to Malawi Nation, Linda moved in with John in January this year without her parents consent. After she moved in, John banned her from going to visit her friends and family and became abusive. On the day of the brutal beating which was Thursday April 16th, Linda had gone out without his permission to a neighboring village to see some friends. He suspected that she had gone to see a man and when she came back will not believe what this man did to this woman. The photos are horrific. *viewer discretion advised* Continue to read the rest of the story...