Saturday, March 12

Special Motherhood Edition: Annie Idibia And Her Mum Grace Essien, Cover Impelling Africa Magazine

Special Motherhood Edition: Annie Idibia And Her Mum Grace Essien, Cover Impelling Africa Magazine

Annie Idibia and her lovely mum, Grace Essien cover the Special Motherhood Edition of the Impelling Africa Magazine. in a theme built around the strength of women and joy of motherhood while focusing on the trials and triumphs of both mother and daughter asnsingle mothers and as entrepreneurs.

 The interview highlights the great bond between these two as it is seen behind the scene and on camera.

Special Motherhood Edition: Annie Idibia And Her Mum Grace Essien, Cover Impelling Africa Magazine

Mother and daughter looked absolutely gorgeous in both African and English attires for the shoot.

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Special Motherhood Edition: Annie Idibia And Her Mum Grace Essien, Cover Impelling Africa Magazine

Special Motherhood Edition: Annie Idibia And Her Mum Grace Essien, Cover Impelling Africa Magazine

Special Motherhood Edition: Annie Idibia And Her Mum Grace Essien, Cover Impelling Africa Magazine

Special Motherhood Edition: Annie Idibia And Her Mum Grace Essien, Cover Impelling Africa Magazine

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Tension as Lagos-bound Plane Returns to Port Harcourt After Fire Alarm

Tension as Lagos-bound Plane Returns to Port Harcourt After Fire Alarm

Mild drama ensued in the Port Harcourt International Airport after a plane returned just minutes after take-off due to a fire alarm.

A Lagos-bound Air Peace plane on Saturday made an air return some minutes after taking off from the Port Harcourt International Airport, according to an official.

The General Manager, Public Relations, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

Adurogboye said an alarm was raised about fire in the cabin causing some tension among passengers which forced the pilot to make the air return.

“The flight crew did the right thing by returning to base to check the situation,’’ he said.

The NCAA spokesman, however, said the aircraft did not crash land.

“Air return is a precautionary flight safety procedure that must be adopted in the event of a snag. The pilot acted according to Standard and Recommended Practices,” Adurogboye said.

He also reiterated the NCAA’s commitment to safety of Nigeria’s aviation sector.

NAN leant that another aircraft was later provided to convey the passengers to Lagos.
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Nigerian Soldiers Smash Hideout of Cattle Rustlers, Kill Several Bandits and Recover Items (Graphic Photos)

Nigerian Soldiers Smash Hideout of Cattle Rustlers, Kill Several Bandits and Recover Items (Graphic Photos)

The Nigerian army has recorded yet another success against the cattle rustlers as the fight against insurgency takes new turns.

Troops of Operation Sharan Daji engaged in anti-cattle rustling, armed banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities in various states of the North-western part of the country, have recorded yet major successes against rustlers, killing several of them, destroyed their camps and recovered many livestock, arms and ammunitions.

In Zamfara State, the troops killed 4 rustlers, wounded 16, arrested 3 and destroyed 7 of their camps. The troops also recovered 486 livestock, 2 machetes, 3 AK-47 rifles and 4 AK-47 rifle magazines from the criminals.

Nigerian Soldiers Smash Hideout of Cattle Rustlers, Kill Several Bandits and Recover Items (Graphic Photos)

In Katsina State, the troops killed 5 rustlers, arrested 2 of them and destroyed 5 camps. They also recovered an AK-47 rifle, 4 locally manufactured guns and 12 machetes . The troops also recovered 116 livestock from the rustlers. Unfortunately, one of the soldiers sustained injury and is receiving to treatment.

In Kaduna State the troops also recovered 305 livestock, 2 locally made pistols, 3 bows and arrows and 4 machetes. The troops killed 2 armed rustlers, arrested 7 and destroyed 6 camps belonging to the criminals. In Kano State’s Doguwa forest, one rustler was killed and the rustlers’ camp destroyed. The troops also recovered 126 cattle, 331 sheep, 10 donkeys and 3 camels from the rustlers.

Nigerian Soldiers Smash Hideout of Cattle Rustlers, Kill Several Bandits and Recover Items (Graphic Photos)

In a bid to further consolidate the successes so far recorded in the clearance operations of the remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents, again the gallant troops of 7 Brigade Quick Reaction Force on a routine fighting patrol had an encounter with members of the Boko Haram moving on 3 motorcycles along Kekeno axis linking Dabam Masara.

During the pursuit, troops killed 2 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, 3 motorcycles and one tear gas from the terrorists. Other items recovered include 4 mobile telephone handsets, assorted sizes of bathroom slippers, food flasks, plastic cups, amongst others.

Nigerian Soldiers Smash Hideout of Cattle Rustlers, Kill Several Bandits and Recover Items (Graphic Photos)

In addition, they also recovered quite a number of items from the terrorists which include 1 AK-47 rifle, 3 rifle magazines, 1 Hewlett Packard laptop, 2 External hard drives, a pair military and Nigeria Police camouflage uniform, a camel bag, 3 mini solar panels, assorted charms, fishing nets and soldering iron, amongst others.

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Nigerian Soldiers Smash Hideout of Cattle Rustlers, Kill Several Bandits and Recover Items (Graphic Photos)

Nigerian Soldiers Smash Hideout of Cattle Rustlers, Kill Several Bandits and Recover Items (Graphic Photos)

Nigerian Soldiers Smash Hideout of Cattle Rustlers, Kill Several Bandits and Recover Items (Graphic Photos)


Nigerian Soldiers Smash Hideout of Cattle Rustlers, Kill Several Bandits and Recover Items (Graphic Photos)

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Oh No! A Former Governor of Delta State Has Died...Read Sad Details

Oh No! A Former Governor of Delta State Has Died...Read Sad Details

Felix Ibru

The people of Baylesa State have been thrown into a state of mourning as a state-wide tragedy hits The Big Heart.

The first executive governor of Delta state, Olorogun Felix Ibru, has died.

The man was 80 years old.

He was said to have died in Lagos.

A personal assistant to Mrs Cecilia Ibru, wife of Felix’s elder brother, Olorogun Michael Ibru, confirmed the demise.

The former governor was said to have been flown abroad at one time during the course of the protracted illness from which he did not eventually recover.
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Pastor Kills and Buries His Father in Shallow Grave in Anambra (Photo)

Pastor Kills and Buries His Father in Shallow Grave in Anambra (Photo)

Emeka Maduekwe tied up by residents

In an incident many are still trying to comprehend, a pastor who killed his father an concealed his body has been caught in Anambra state.

A supposed pastor and a self acclaimed prophet has been apprehended by locals for murdering his father at umuajani village umudioka in Dunukofia LGA of Anambra state.

The accused ‘pastor’ Emeka Maduekwe killed and buried his father in a shallow grave behind their house about 5 days ago, the foul air that pervades the neighborhood led to the discovery of the shallow grave which on close scrutiny contains the decomposing body of his father, on sighting the ugly site the villagers apprehended the suspect and contacts Umudioka vigilante service who arrived at the scene of the incident without wasting time.

Maduekwe confessed killing his father for a reason that is not yet clear, the men of Nigerian police from UKPO police station Dunukofia later came to the scene of the incident and took him to their station.

See a photo of the shallow grave below:
Pastor Kills and Buries His Father in Shallow Grave in Anambra (Photo)

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Ciara is engaged, check out her $2m dollars diamond ring [Photos]

Ciara is engaged, check out her $2m dollars diamond ring [Photos]

Ciara & Russel-Wilson

Russell Wilson proposed to Ciara with a diamond ring worth an estimated $2 million dollars!
Russel asked the question on the beach with a bottle of champagne and shared the moment with his fans on Instagram. He wrote:
“She said Yes!!! Since Day 1 I knew you were the one. No Greater feeling…”
iara posted the same video and said:

Ciara is engaged, check out her $2m dollars diamond ring [Photos]

“God Is So Good! I’m So Grateful For You @DangRussWilson. You Are Truly Heaven Sent, and I’m Looking Forward To Spending Forever With You.”

Ciara is engaged, check out her $2m dollars diamond ring [Photos]

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Khloe Kardashian Blast Russell & Ciara over ‘No Sex Vow’

Khloe Kardashian Blast Russell & Ciara over ‘No Sex Vow’

Khloe Kardashian is making it clear she’s no fan of keeping it in your pants … suggesting Russell Wilson and Ciara’s celibacy pact is a stunt for the public.

Khloe was chopping it up on her FYI show “Kocktails With Khloe” when she went in on Russell and Ciara’s pledge of no nookie until marriage … implying their pledge was more for image than religion.

The comments are super interesting considering Ciara and Khloe’s big sis Kim have been friends for YEARS … even having play dates between North and Ciara’s baby son, Future.

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Nigerian Drug Dealer Arrested in Thailand After a Hot Chase by the Police (Photos)

Nigerian Drug Dealer Arrested in Thailand After a Hot Chase by the Police (Photos)

Chinedu Odunze arrested

A Nigerian man has landed in trouble in Thailand after he led the police in a hot chase before he was eventually arrested.

The Nigerian nationality with the name Chinedu Odunze has been reportedly arrested by the Pattaya Police in Thailand for drug related offences.

Pattaya police announced Odunze's arrest on Sunday, March 6, 2016.

The 29-years old was reported to have been under investigation after the police received information about him from arrested addicts.

Nigerian Drug Dealer Arrested in Thailand After a Hot Chase by the Police (Photos)

Odunze had undercover agents chasing him in a car after he and his girlfriend suspected he was about to be arrested for drug related offences.

Driving a Toyota Vios car, Odunze was finally caught after he crashed into a motorbike, injuring the rider and passenger.

On a search conducted by the police on his car, 10 grams of crystal meth was found in his Toyota Vios car while his Thai girlfriend managed to escape the scene.

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See the Pro-Buhari Photo That Landed Popular Comedian, Basketmouth in Trouble With Fans

See the Pro-Buhari Photo That Landed Popular Comedian, Basketmouth in Trouble With Fans

Basketmouth

See the Pro-Buhari Photo That Landed Popular Comedian, Basketmouth in Trouble With Fans

Basketmouth's posted this controversial photo on Facebook

Nigeria's foremost comedian, Basketmouth, on Thursday, March 10, 2016 shared a photo of Buhari, while the hashtag #Change2Chains was trending on social media

He shared the photo above with the words, "If you change the way you look at things, the things you looking at will change."

After he shared the photo Facebook page, the comedian was not spared any words by fans and followers.

Some thought he had been bought over by the present government and was not in the position to talk about change.

Read some of their reactions below:









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Check Out the Interior of President Buhari's Jet (Photos)

Check Out the Interior of President Buhari's Jet (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari's jet might just be one of the most luxurious presidential jets going by the photos that have emerged online.

Talking about presidential, that is exactly what President Muhammadu Buhari's jet is. This exactly how the president travels in comfy and luxury.

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Check Out the Interior of President Buhari's Jet (Photos)

Check Out the Interior of President Buhari's Jet (Photos)

Check Out the Interior of President Buhari's Jet (Photos)

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Wow! Benin Stands Still as Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Weds His Beautiful Wife in Edo (Photos)

Wow! Benin Stands Still as Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Weds His Beautiful Wife in Edo (Photos)

Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi and his wife Wuraola Otiti Zynab Obanor

The highly revered Nigerian Monarch, the Ooni of Ife, is marrying his wife today in Edo state in what is set to bring the city to a standstill.

His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi is set to wed his new bride, Wuraola Otiti Zynab Obanor, an architect based in Dubai, UAE from Benin, Edo state.

All roads will literally lead to Benin City today for the event.

Wow! Benin Stands Still as Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Weds His Beautiful Wife in Edo (Photos)

The high profile event is being attended by first class kings, political juggernauts, business titans and high-octane socialites from near and far.

Photos below show the arrival of His Imperial Majesty’s Royal entourage in Benin for the wedding ceremony.

Wow! Benin Stands Still as Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Weds His Beautiful Wife in Edo (Photos)

The traditional wedding is expected to kick off at noon at the Edo Hotel, Okada Drive, GRA Benin City, Edo State. A thanksgiving ceremony of the traditional union will hold tomorrow at the Royal Court of Ife, Aafin, Enuwa Square in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Wow! Benin Stands Still as Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Weds His Beautiful Wife in Edo (Photos)


The choice of Benin for the first part of the wedding is because the new Olori has Benin roots and is also from Ile-Ife.

The Ooni was said to have been smitten by the simple nature of ravishingly pretty Wuraola, who is a cousin to Jennifer Obayuwana, Polo boss daughter.

Jennifer was one of those who first announced the marriage on her Instagram page. The Ooni and Wuraola have been in courtship for a while.

Wow! Benin Stands Still as Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Weds His Beautiful Wife in Edo (Photos)

The wedding is considered strategic and imperative as it’s strictly against the tradition for a king to live in the palace without the his Olori (queen).

It should be noted that Oba Enitan Ogunwusi is a young monarch in his early 40s and stupendously rich. Tradition supports this marriage and there is likelihood of the Ooni marrying more as he progresses in his reign. Obas, generally, are not restricted to one wife.

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Wow! Benin Stands Still as Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Weds His Beautiful Wife in Edo (Photos)

Wow! Benin Stands Still as Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Weds His Beautiful Wife in Edo (Photos)


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My Life Is Ruined - 51-year-old Widow Who Lost Her Only Son in Lagos Collapsed Building Laments

My Life Is Ruined - 51-year-old Widow Who Lost Her Only Son in Lagos Collapsed Building Laments

Mrs Kemi Oduberu

The ill-fated building that collapsed in Lekki, Lagos, left many casualties, among them an only son of a 51-year-old-woman who is now inconsolable over her loss.

Since the morning of last Tuesday, the Ikate Elegushi New Settlement which is one of the sprawling communities fast springing up along Lekki-Ajah Expressway has been enveloped by grief and sorrow following the collapse of a five-storey building under construction, by Lekki Gardens, which left many people dead in the area.

According to reports, the collapse took place few hours after a downpour. Ini­tially, six people were confirmed dead on the spot but by the time the rescue opera­tion ended by 7.20 pm on Thursday, the casualty figure had risen to 34. Most of the dead persons were labourers hired to work at the site. They had turned the un­completed building into their temporary abode owing to their inability to raise money to rent houses within the Lekki- Ajah axis.

On Wednesday when the tragedy site was visited, rescue operation was going on, even as sympathizers and victims’ family members were wailing. Some were also praying that their beloved ones should be miraculously saved.

As some dead bodies were being evac­uated from the building, people burst into tears again. Several women were rolling on the floor, heaping curses on the devel­oper handling the project.

One woman however, remained incon­solable amid the tumult. As she wailed and cried, she uttered repeatedly, “It is fin­ished! my life is ruined! I have lost all that I’ve laboured for. What am I waiting for again?” She queried herself.

Speaking later with Saturday Sun af­ter some sympathisers and relations had calmed her down, the woman who iden­tified herself as Mrs Kemi Oduberu dis­closed she lost her only son Yinka to the disaster.

According to her, 27-year old Yinka, a bricklayer had resumed work with Lekki Gardens about six months ago. As if she had premonition of his death, she had ad­vised him to resign from the construction outfit when she learnt that her son was be­ing owed almost six months salary.

“It was as if I had premonition that something tragic would happen to him. When I was told that he and some of his colleagues were being owed several months salary arrears, I told him to resign and join me in Ijebu-Ode. He told me they had promised to pay them on Tuesday, which was the same day he alongside oth­ers died in the collapsed building. Had he come back last Monday which I insisted that he should, this tragedy would have been averted. God, why me?” The dis­traught looking woman asked nobody in particular.

Sobbing intermittently, the 51-year old widow who further revealed that she lost her husband October last year said her son’s death had added to her sorrow.

“I pray that God will give me the strength to cope with this double tragedy. How I will cope? I don’t know. Yinka’s father died in October last year. When we lost his father, he was the one consoling me, promising to take care of me. He promised to do a lot of things for me, but see where every­thing has ended. All is vanity. I’m tired of everything about this life,” she lamented.

On what the family plans to do next, a relation of the widow, Aisha, chipped in that the main concern of the family is how to retrieve Yinka’s corpse for burial.

“We were told that we will have to complete the relevant procedure and af­ter that, we will take the corpse back to Ijebu-Ode for burial. God knows every­thing. It is God that knows everything, we can’t question him. But it is sad that Yinka had to die this way. He would have been alive if they are not being owed by their employers. I want Lagos State government to take action on this tragedy, and ensure that those respon­sible for these avoidable deaths don’t go scot-free,” she pleaded.

Aisha who added that it would take a long time to erase the pains of Yinka’s death from the family said: “Yinka was a quiet young man, hard-working, ener­getic and full of life. It is sad and unbe­lievable that I have to describe him now in the past tense. How the mother will be able to cope, only God knows.”
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Sad! Popular Comedian Bovi Buries His Late Mother (Photos)

Sad! Popular Comedian Bovi Buries His Late Mother (Photos)

One of Nigeria's foremost comedians, Bovi, is saying a final goodbye to his mother today as she is finally buried following her death some time ago.

Comedian Bovi Ugboma and family are burying his mother, Dr Dame (Mrs) Margaret Ugboma in his hometown today.

It will be recalled that the comedian's mother died on Monday, January 25th

The Funeral is taking place at St. Paul's Cathedral, Oleh Dioceses, Delta state. The governor of Delta State, Delta state governor is also in attendance.

Bovi was pictured in all white as he pays a final respect to his mother.

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Sad! Popular Comedian Bovi Buries His Late Mother (Photos)

Sad! Popular Comedian Bovi Buries His Late Mother (Photos)

Sad! Popular Comedian Bovi Buries His Late Mother (Photos)

Sad! Popular Comedian Bovi Buries His Late Mother (Photos)

Sad! Popular Comedian Bovi Buries His Late Mother (Photos)


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