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Wow! Legendary star, King Sunny Ade becomes first Nigerian musician to join Hard Rock's iconic memorabilia collection

Grammy Award-nominated icon, Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade, is now officially the first Nigerian musician to donate pieces from his personal reserve to Hard Rock’s world-famous memorabilia collection. On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, the Juju maestro donated a vintage Fender Guitar and other personal items including an album cover and a pair of shoes at Hard Rock Cafe Lagos. “I’m thrilled to be the first Nigerian musician to donate personal items to Hard Rock’s world-famous collection and to be showcased alongside other legendary artists,” said King Sunny Ade. “For me, this is more than just a ceremony; it’s anopportunity to pass on a cultural legacy and inspire new generations of musicians around the globe.” King Sunny Ade’s donated personal items will join more than 81,000 pieces of music memorabilia that Hard Rock has acquired over its 45-year history. Other iconic pieces include Madonna’s wedding dress from “Like a Virgin,” John Lennon’s wiref

President Buhari sacks female NTDC Boss, Sally Mbanefo

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the removal of the Director General of Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs. Sally Mbanefo. The Nation reports that the Director General has been asked to handover the affairs of NTDC to the next most senior officer. The removal of the Chief Executive was contained in a November 27, 2016 letter which was signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir David Lawal. The letter reads: “In respect of your secondment from Keystone Bank Limited to serve as Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) for a period of two years with effect from 6th May 2013. You may note from the foregoing that the period of your secondment at the corporation had since lapsed on 5th May 2016. Consequently, you are to handover the affairs of the corporation to the most senior officer on or before Wednesday, 30th November, 2016.”

Governor Fayose hints he might dump PDP come 2018

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, today hinted he might choose his successor from another political party besides his party, PDP. Fayose gave the hint when he spoke with members of the Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria in the state today November 30th. According to him, the division within PDP led to the party losing Ondo state to APC in last Saturday's governorship election “I don’t know the platform I will use for the 2018 election yet and at the appropriate time, I will tell you. We are still studying the situation . We have to play the game left, right and centre and whoever we are going to use and the platform, you will all be part of the process because party politics is about the people”he said

Photo of 76-year-old Nigerian woman and daughter caught in Uganda with Shs3bn worth of heroine

Police at Entebbe International airport, Uganda, arrested two Nigerian women headed for Lagos, Nigeria, for allegedly being in possession of 10kgs of heroine estimated at Shs3 billion. According to reports, the two women who are family members, arrived in the country on November 20, 2016. Ms Aniugo Agnes Egonna, 76 and her daughter Ms Aniugo Gloria Vera, 35, were intercepted on November 25 at the airport. While Ms Vera had 5kgs of heroin worth Shs1.565 billion, her mother also had 5kgs worth Shs1.565 billion that had been concealed in their luggage. In their statement to police, Aniugo Agnes and her daughter claimed to have been in Uganda for the introduction ceremony of Agnes’ son who is engaged to a Ugandan girl. This has however not been verified and the police claims not to be sure whether their son who supposedly left Uganda before the two,  also trafficked drugs. Under the newly passed Narcotics and Drug Psychotropic Substances Control Act 2016 in Uganda, the two suspects will

Victor Moses wins Premier League player of the month award

Nigeria's Victor Moses was celebrated by his team Chelsea as he won the PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month award for November, beating Sergio Aguero and Gylfi Sigurdsson, etc. More than 40,000 votes were cast in the poll, which was held on the Sky Sports website and apps, with Moses claiming a landslide victory with 18,756 votes. Congrats! 

Lobatan! Ekiti market woman leader forces down prices of foodstuffs in the state

A task force led by the President of the Market Women Association, Chief Omowaye Oso, yesterday stormed two major markets in Ekiti state, to force the reduction in the prices of food stuff in the state. Oso and her team stormed the market after the market women increased the prices of their commodities by 100% blaming it on high dollar rate. Speaking to newsmen after the forceful reduction, Oso said; “Both the Ewi of Ado Ekiti and the state government are concerned about the exorbitant prices of goods and services in the town. The cost of goods, especially foodstuff, is too high in Ado Ekiti, whereas, as the state capital, prices of goods and services should be the cheapest here. The market men and women should have mercy on the poor because things are too expensive here, unlike other towns and villages in Ekiti State. It is very unfortunate that market women in other communities don’t want to sell at their places anymore; they now bring their wares to Ado, believing they will sell

Sick female corps member allegedly dies after being forced to partake in military drills at Kano camp

There are tributes to this young lady on social media, by people who claim to know her.  The corps member allegedly passed away after she was forced to partake in some camp activities, even though she was sick.  A lady at the camp also states that the lady in question died due to negligence, because "they (officials) assumed she was pretending to be sick in order to dodge parade, so they refused to treat her until the situation got complicated." The Nigeria Police and other appropriate authorities definitely need to get involved and investigate this.

Former NFL star Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years in jail for drugging & raping two women

Former NFL player Darren Sharper has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for drugging and raping multiple women in Los Angeles. Darren Sharper appeared in a LA courtroom  on Tuesday , where a judge sentenced him to prison. Sharper pleaded no contest to charges in California of rape by use of drugs and furnishing a controlled substance. Sharper had approached two women at Bootsy Bellows, a nightclub in West Hollywood in October 2013. He invited them to another party, but said he had to stop at his hotel. Inside his room, he offered the women drinks. One woman woke up to find herself naked, and Sharper sexually assaulting her. Weeks later, Sharper was at the same nightclub and invited two women to a party. Again, he stopped at his hotel. After the women woke up, they sought medical treatment. His 20 year sentence will be served in federal prison at a location to be determined by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in eastern Louisiana. He would

A man pretending to be a woman to obtain money from men caught in Uganda

Police officers have arrested a man in Uganda, Ivan Bebeto, after complaints about a certain woman who steals money from men under the pretence of being a commercial sex worker was made. According to local media reports, Bebeto, who calls himself Queen, was nabbed after it was revealed that he disguises himself to look like a woman and then steals money from his male victims. Gewas was described by his victims as a 'beautiful woman who wore short skirts and heavy makeup.' His notorious activities were reportedly carried out in East and Central Africa. Bebeto met his waterloo when a man who was interested in him, under the assumption that he was a woman, paid him for sexual favours.  Bebeto said he could not go to his house, claiming he felt more comfortable in his room, and thus asked the supposed customer to accompany him to a room where he kept his items.  It was that moment that the man suspected Babeto might be a criminal pretending to be a woman and

Omg! Watch shocking footage of a woman stealing with her young kids in an Abuja suoermarket

This video has been making the rounds on social media. According to those in the know, the CCTV footage is from a Supermarket based in Abuja.  It shows a woman and her little children shoplifting. In the video, the woman is seen telling one of her daughters to hide a product under her dress while she distracts the shop attendant. Watch the shocking video below...

Wow! Check out the Obamas Christmas decorations at the White

See this year’s decorations at the White House have the theme “The Gift of the Holidays.” It will be the 44th US President, Barack Obama and his family's last Christmas at the White House in Washington, DC.  More photos below... Photo Credit: Washington Post

Obanikoro returns N134m to EFCC and returns N450m more

Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has returned N30m to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. This brings the total he has returned to the EFCC to N134m. A source at EFCC said, “Obanikoro came on Monday and presented a draft of about N30m. Initially we did not want to collect it because it is small compared to what he is supposed to have given us. However, the legal department advised us to collect it.” Obanikoro had in October returned N104m to the commission. The ex-minister, who returned to Nigeria last month after spending about 15 months in the United States, was accused of receiving N4.7bn from the Office of the National Security Adviser under the leadership of Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.). Obanikoro had said in his statement of oath at the EFCC that after receiving the money in 2014,  he gave N1.219bn to the then governorship candidate of the PDP in Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, while N1.3bn was given to the PDP candidate in Osun State, Senator Iyiol

Father pleads guilty to sexually abusing and killing his 10-week-old daughter

A monstrous 24-year-old Maryland father, Robert Davidson, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing and killing his 10-week-old daughter last year. Davidson appeared in court on Monday to answer the charges of sex abuse of a minor and first-degree child abuse resulting in death in connection to the June 2015 slaying of his daughter, Aleah Thompson.  The baby girl's mother, 22-year-old Lorena Thompson, pleaded guilty to neglect of a minor in July and was sentenced to five years of probation. Prosecutors said that Thompson had seen bruises on her daughter's body and suspected that her boyfriend had been physically abusing Aleah but did not do anything to protect the infant or alert the authorities. According to a press release from the Montgomery County Police Department, at 7.18pm on June 23, 2015, Robert Davidson called 911 to report that his daughter was unresponsive and not breathing. Paramedics arrived at the couple's home on East Argyle Street in Rockville, Maryland,

Photo of 17-year-old boy who died from suspected poisoning after receiving death threats

Boris Commodore, a student of St.Stephen’s Presbyterian Senior Technical School in the eastern region of Ghana, met his untimely death after he was allegedly poisoned. The 17-year-old is reported to have returned from prep on Friday, November 25 and taken a beverage drink.  He supposedly later had garri (soaked) before complaining of severe stomach pains followed by vomiting of blood. Boris died before the school authorities could rush him to the Kibi Government Hospital. Speaking exclusively to 3News, the deceased brother who narrated the tragic scene said that Boris had been threatened with death by a schoolmate after they had a misunderstanding about a month ago. ‘He came home three weeks ago after a fracas with one of his mates in which he received a blow to his eye so he was given permission to come home. We have been communicating and everything has been okay but he had earlier complained to our father about the constant frowning by the student he had the fracas with. ‘My

Usain Bolt denies engagement rumours

Usain Bolt had previously shared some photos that suggested he got engaged to his girlfriend. Speaking in an interview, the Jamaican sportsman said: ‘I’m not engaged. Me and my girlfriend went on a trip to Bora Bora. Somebody edited picture on my Snapchat and said "she said yes" with a ring. It was well done though.' There you have it ladies, he's not entirely taken.

500 Nigerians receive financial empowerment from Africa's young entrepreneurs

The Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Empowerment Nigeria (AYEEN) empowered 500 beneficiaries. These beneficiaries were pulled from thousands of participants who were screened pan Nigeria. They pitched their ideas before the international and local business experts that served as judges at the audition phase of the program earlier this year. The business ideas pitched cut across all the major sectors of the economy giving the judges a multifarious view of the Nigerian entrepreneurship ecosystem. The A.Y.E Chief Executive Matron, Mrs. Folorunso Alakija encouraged all the beneficiaries not to relent in their effort to succeed in their chosen endeavours. She quipped that her entrepreneurship voyage has been one of continuous hard work laced with determination and resilience. She also added that despite the issues in the economy that entrepreneurs still play a vital role in the development of the nation. The President, Mr. Summy Smart Francis charged all beneficiaries in his sp

President Buhari becomes grand Patron Of NAE

President Muhammadu Buhari today was inducted as the Grand Patron of the Nigerian Academy of Engineers (NAE). The ceremony took place in Abuja,   See more photos below...