Saturday, October 7

58-Year-Old Woman Marries 27-Year-Old Pregnant Lady To Bear Kids For Late Son (PHOTO)


Mrs. Mary Torkwase Antom, 58, from Tse Baraku in Kwande LGA of Benue State, is probably the happiest woman on earth. Reason: her dream to immortalise her husband and son’s names has been fulfilled, thanks to what she considers the wise decision she took after the death of both her son and husband.

A 1986 diploma holder in Catering and Hotel Management from Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, she worked as a caterer at the prestigious NICON-NOGA hotels in Abuja, between 1988 and 2001,
before resigning, to set up a booming restaurant business on Makurdi Road in Lafia.

How she lost husband and son

Formerly married to Mr. Patrick Terlumum Antom from Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State and a retiree of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture (they got wedded in 1980), the union was blessed with only one child, Thomas Awuhe Antom. Born on June 13, 1990, the boy was in SS2 when he died in 2004, from a heart-related sickness. A year later, his father, Patrick, also died.

That left the woman devastated. “Growing old is tough, but growing old without the support and company people close to you is tougher,” she told Saturday Sun . Add to that the fact she is diabetic and you begin to understand why she feels that life can never be tougher than she had seen and may climb to “toughest” if she does not do something drastic to secure not only the family name but also its property.

“I had lived a happy life with my late husband,” she explained. “We shared ideas and always kept our resources in one account. We achieved a lot during his lifetime, we had very good plans for our only son, but God took him away. To worsen matters, my husband also died. We have a lot of landed property; we equally have business establishments.”


Her worry

Mrs. Antom popularly known as ‘Hajia Mary,’ said: “My worry is, when I die, who will take over this property? My husband had, while on sick bed, warned me seriously not to allow any of his relations to benefit from the property that both of us had laboured strenuously to acquire. He was not in good terms with them before he died.”

She was in a dilemma about how to solve the problem she was confronted with when a friend told her about a pretty young unmarried lady, one Miss Juliet Muese, from Obi LGA who was on the verge of being disowned by her parents for her inability to identify the guy responsible after becoming pregnant out of wedlock. All of the three men she mentioned, one of whom is Igbo, denied ever knowing her and even threatened to arrest her with the police for trying to defame them.


Strange marriage

On learning about the incident, Mrs. Antom became determined to seek Juliet’s hand in marriage for her dead son, in keeping with Tiv tradition. She travelled to Obi, met with and held a close and lengthy discussion with members of Juliet’s family on that score. The idea was to bring her into her home with high hope that she might deliver a baby boy who would later inherit their property. With the parents of Juliet readily agreeing to the marriage proposal after the long talks, Mrs. Antom repeated the visit accompanied by some elders from her husband’s village to perform the traditional marriage rites that would formally seal the deal.

“What I did is a well-known practice in our place and culture,” she said in defence. “There are a lot of children, almost 18 per cent of them born after their father’s death. Majority of them lost their fathers before they were born, it is not a new thing, such cases are everywhere in our place.

These children answer their father’s name, some of them have even won local elections; they are grown-up people today and nobody has said anything; they have gotten their dues in our community, so my case is not an exception; all I need is a grandchild and a bona fide inheritor of my property.”

The marriage that took place in 2007 has produced two boys with the third child on the way, although it is difficult at this stage to say whether it is going to be a boy or a girl. To start with, Juliet was delivered of a baby boy on December 1 of the same year. She became pregnant again and was delivered of another baby boy in March 2011. Right now, she is three-months pregnant for her third child.

Mrs. Antom who is excited about the development told Saturday Sun that her husband and son’s names that would have gone into extinction are now going to be heard for a long time to come because they have somebody to answer to them. While the first son is named after her late son, Thomas Awuhe, the second son is named after her husband Patrick Terlumum.

“I married a wife for my late husband and son so that I can keep their names alive,” she enthused. “Their names cannot just die with them; they will grow up and inherit what we laboured for. Any other person in my shoe would have done that. I lost my husband and only son; more painful was my son who died unmarried. But I’m fulfilled that my late son now has two male children who are bearing his name. I looked at life and asked whether it was really worth it. I hope for death every day. Any time I wake up, I think about what the future holds since my husband and only son are late. They have gone leaving me alone. Their death till date is agonizing to me. But my consolation is that I have got a replacement for them.”


Happily married to a dead man

She announced that any moment from now she would commence the process of changing all the documents regarding all her property to their names. She also has a big dream for their young mother, Juliet. “She is comfortable answering my son’s name,” she said. “She wrote JAMB and I’m processing her admission to the Federal University, Lafia. Hopefully, she will start a degree programme next year; she is humble, loyal and focused.”

Mrs. Juliet Muese Antom agrees that she is comfortable answering Mrs. Antom’s son’s name. “That is God’s design for my life,” she said. “My parents were fully prepared to shame me that I got pregnant while in the secondary school.

I was very young then and could not tell exactly who among my boyfriends impregnated me. But I strongly suspected one Mark, but he denied and ran away. I was desperate without a place to go until Hajia came, so for me I’m very ok.

“I have no problem, in fact I’m doing better than those who got married to living husbands. Hajia is planning to buy a car for me next year if I secure a university admission. It is unfortunate that I never met my late husband. I only see his pictures but that is how God designed it. As you can see, I’m looking sweet and people toast me a lot, but I shun them. At the moment, I have a boyfriend who is a student at the state university, Keffi. Though Hajia does not teleguide me but I make sure she does not know when I have sex with my guy. She deserves that respect.

“My first son’s biological father denied him. My second son’s biological father who is a student at Keffi is married. He is equally responsible for this very one l’m carrying, but he cannot come and claim them. So, there is no problem. I’m good to go.”


Village head reacts

Speaking in a chat with Saturday Sun , the village head in Doma LGA, Chief Angbande Hue, said what happened is a known tradition among his people, adding that the tradition was very rampant in the 60s. He explained that since the woman went there with elderly men from her village to ask for the girl’s hand in marriage, it is traditionally genuine. Those children are accepted in that place and it has become their place of origin.

He noted that most women who usually engaged in this kind of practice had passed the age of childbearing and most have lost their husbands and male children.

“We have a lot of such cases in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states. Among the Tiv people, there is no problem with what she did. Under our tradition, even the biological father of those children cannot lay claim to them because they did not pay the bride price; it is the person who paid the bride price that is considered to be the legitimate owner.”

Lawyer agrees

Emmanuel Akur, a legal practitioner told Saturday Sun that such cases are handled in the customary court and the court looks at the custom of the tribe to take a decision. If the Tiv tradition says that the payment of bride price is a criterion for ascertaining the rightful owner of the child, so shall it be, he argued.

“I think there is no issue here,” he said. “Nobody has come to lay claim to these children. The woman, accompanied by elders of the village, paid the bride price of this girl to secure her hand in marriage. That makes it legal. So the origin of those children is not in doubt as far as customary law is concerned.”

Source: The Sun
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Kachikwu Vs Baru: Heavy Security At NNPC Headquarters


There was heavy security presence at the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Abuja on Friday.

Armed security men from the Nigeria Police Force and the Army were sighted at the entrance of the oil firm, while police pickup vans and armoured personnel carriers were conspicuously stationed on both sides of the roads that lead to the NNPC.

It was learnt that the deployment was sequel to a request by the security department of the corporation.

A source at the security department told one of our correspondents that the move had become
necessary due to the tension generated by the memo written by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to President Muhammadu Buhari, which was leaked.

The minister, had in the memo accused the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, of insubordination.

The memo has generated reactions from Civil Society Organisations, opposition parties and even the National Assembly, which had commenced investigation into the allegations of the awarding of contracts to the tune of $24bn without due process.

A source at the NNPC said, “There have been soldiers at the NNPC since the Boko Haram threats of 2013.

“However, we received fresh reports that people may be coming to demonstrate at the NNPC, so we had to beef the security up around the NNPC.

“Also, the feud between both sides has caused some division at the NNPC. For now, visitors won’t be allowed to drive in, except they have special appointment or they are contractors and there are special identity cards given to contractors.”

The source revealed that soldiers were running eight-hour shifts at the NNPC and had also been placed on alert.

He added, “There are eight soldiers on duty every eight hours and then there are snipers at the six watch towers.


Heavy security at NNPC headquarters
“Under the bridge beside the NNPC, there is a military unit on standby. They have been there since Boko Haram started sending threat messages but now that two bosses are fighting, they have also been placed on alert.

“Security has also been beefed up because of the sensitivity of the issue. They are under a Senate investigation and all those who got the (about) $24bn contracts have their interests to protect, including international oil companies. So, we are just taking precautionary steps.”

The situation around the NNPC headquarters was described as unusual by people working there.

But when contacted to speak on why there was heavy security presence at the corporation, the firm’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, described the development as normal.

He said, “From time to time, we do that. They were there like that sometime last month, and so on and so forth. However, you are aware that this is the country’s national oil corporation and it needs security presence, just like the kind of heavy security presence at the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“So it is not unusual. The security men are always there. Last month, they sent mobile police and military contingents here. Do you expect a national oil corporation not to have security presence?”

When one of our correspondents insisted that the security presence had increased, the NNPC spokesperson replied, “We had about the same level of security presence last month. Most times, heavy security vehicles come in and go out.

“If you come here around 3pm daily, you will see heavy military vehicles moving in and out when they are changing duties. So the official reaction you seek to this issue is that it is a normal routine.”

Also, the Federal Capital Territory Police Command spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, said the tightening of security around the NNPC Towers was “just routine police movement.”

He denied that there was a security emergency at the NNPC headquarters, adding that the police operatives deployed in the complex were on regular police duties.

“There was no security emergency; the deployment was just routine police movement. I am sure the men must have left the place by now. They are not meant to stay there for long,” he explained.

It was however gathered that the armoured trucks and pickup vans left the area at 5pm when most offices in the area had closed.

Source: Punch
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Nigeria's Hairiest Woman, Queen Okafor, Shaves Her Beard (Photos)


Nigeria's hairiest woman, Queen Okafor took to her IG page to show off her new look. She shave most of her beard because, according to her, she wants to look more feminine.

                                
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Ooni Of Ife Visits Umuahia. Renames IPOB. Check Out The Name


The Ooni of Ife Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi on Friday visited Umuahia, the capital city of Abia state to preach Nigeria’s unity.

Oba Ogunwusi in his quest of preaching oneness of the country renamed the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as Indigenous People of Brighter Nigeria (IPOBN), saying the youths that constitute the membership of the group should not be discarded.

He further expressed disappointment on the proscription and tagging of IPOB a terrorist group adding that they were just youths crying against the injustice in the country.

He said:

“There is something that is bothering them that is making them to cry. We should not throw them away; we should draw them closer (because) the youths of this country are the future, the energy. They are the heart beat of this country,” he stated.

He said the youths have a lot of energy which could be channeled to something positive adding that the youths would always have his support.

“We must chart the course of doing things with positive energy. I want to let you know that you are not alone in this; we stand by you positively in a very progressive manner. We stand by you that we all must come together to build a united Nigeria. We don’t want any war; we don’t want any disintegration,” he added.
Ikpeazu, in his response, said that he was honoured and privileged to play host to the monarch.

He said he has put in place programs to assist members of the Indigenous People of Biafra for massive employment of youths to channel their energies positively.
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Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Kogi Magistrate


A magistrate with Kogi State judiciary, Sam Nwuchola, has been abducted by unknown gunmen. He was said to have been abducted along Itobe – Ajaokuta Road on Thursday.

A source in the state judiciary told journalists on Friday in Lokoja, the state capital, that the kidnappers had contacted the wife of the kidnapped magistrate and demanded N100m ransom.

According to an eyewitness, while abducting the magistrate, the kidnappers also shot at a man who sat beside him in the car. The bullet was said to have shattered the victim’s cheek bones while his left
eye was grazed by the bullet. Reports said on Friday that the victim was still receiving treatment at a hospital in the state.

Punch correspondent gathered that pleas by Nwuchola’s wife that her husband be released had failed as the kidnappers refused to yield to her request, instead, they hung up on her.

When contacted, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ali Janga, said the police was still investigating the matter.

Nwuchola is the President, Upper Area Court, Onyedega, Ibaji Local Government Area of the state.
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Oritsefemi Picks November 25th For White Wedding, Says My Wife Now In Charge Of My Children


Musical Taliban, Oritsefemi is a lucky man. According to him, he will be walking down the aisle on November 25th, 2017 with his heartthrob who already moved in with him shortly after their QUIET court wedding. Femi is however lucky in the sense that, his wife has been taking care of his two children from two women. He says, his wife has been taking the pains, well not pains, that she has accepted the joy of dropping off his kids at school and tries all her best to unite his family.

He also spoke about s3x, saying s3x in marriage is very important and he encourages couples to digg has many times has possible. He ended it by saying, it pains him when people say they broke up
because of s3x! Lol, but wait do people break up because of s3x? Hahaha dead, dead!

“Marriage is something that you have to be very diplomatic about. You have to be very careful and know what you are doing because it has its ups and downs. No marriage is perfect. Some people think that marriage is all about money but it is not. It takes God and the couple to understand each other. Some people talk about cheating in marriage and that is why I sang in my song, ‘Igbeyawo,’ that women should not starve their husband of sex. If you do that, it would bring problems in your home. I don’t want lack of sex to be a problem in my marriage. Any time my wife wants to have sex, I would always give it to her, at any time.

“Sex should not be the problem. Money could cause problems but don’t let sex be the problem. Get close to your wife and try to understand when she needs it. As a wife, you also need to know when your husband needs to have sex. It pains me when I hear that lack of sex is the cause of some people’s marital crisis. I would rather hear a woman say that she wants her husband to work harder.”

The singer told Saturday Beats that he kept his court wedding to himself because he was involved in a lot of controversies at that time. He further hinted that his white wedding which is coming up in November would be an amazing experience.

 “I kept my court wedding under wraps because I was in a lot of controversies during that period and I was also trying to work on my management. I was working on my brand image as well. My wife is a very private person and if we had made it public, it would have worked against us because sometimes when you share information like this, anything can happen. I tried as much as possible to keep it to myself especially because my wife loves her privacy. It was my idea to make it private and when I spoke to my wife about it, she agreed. At the end of the day, the information still leaked. I am still going to have an elaborate white wedding in Nigeria on November 25. I could have decided to do the wedding outside Nigeria but I am a man of the people. When I got to the event centre, I told them that I would be expecting at least 2,000 people but they told me that they believe that at least 3,000 people would be at the wedding, so they volunteered to cater for the other 1,000 people that may come for the wedding free of charge. My wedding is going to be amazing and it would be strictly by invitation. I already have a song about wedding and people would want me to perform on my wedding day but I would do something different,” he said.

The Mr. Gomina singer who already has two children from two women explained how his wife has been able to unite the family. “There is one great thing I love about my wife, she is very respectful. If you respect people, they would return the same gesture. I love her for the fact that she has the ability to unite my family. Whenever she is talking to my baby mamas, she respects them and they respect her in return. She takes care of my two children as if they are hers. She takes them to school and even represents them if need be. She advises them and she is so supportive. She is hard working. Although she has her Master’s degree from a school in London, she is also full of ideas. She is someone I can talk to about some business ideas and she would listen and understand,” he said.
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Remember Chyna's Ex Who Says Rob & Chyna 'Tortured' Him To The Point Of Suicide? He Has Sued


Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna tortured an ex of hers to the point they drove him to nearly kill himself after outing him, so claims Pilot Jones in a new lawsuit.

Jones is suing Rob and BC for defamation and cyberbullying after he says they blamed him for selling the pic that showed him making out with BC, exposed him as gay and released his contact info to the public that invited terrorist threats.

In docs, Pilot says he flatly denied he was BC's baby daddy when contacted by an outlet about the make out photo, which he says he never released. Pilot also mentions the threats were reported back
in October 2016.

BC's ex says things got even worse when Rob & BC released his cell number and email address. He says he started getting threatening messages from strangers like, "You're a f****** snake for doing that to Rob & Chyna" and "Today will be the last day of you walking bitch."

Pilot says the threats destroyed his self-esteem and he lost all hope of restoring his respect with his children, adding he attempted suicide.

Pilot's suing for damages. Well the forner couple went too far releasing his phone number and email. Right?
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Herve Leroux, Famed Designer Who Concocted Bandage Dress Is DEAD


Aww we all love bandage dresses. Herve Leroux, the famed designer who concocted the bandage dress is died.

Leroux's famed dress became must-wear for models and actresses in the 2000s. The New York Times broke down the garment this way ... "elastic strips of fabric sewn together to make girdle-tight dresses."

Leroux was a go-to designer for stars like Taylor Swift, Jessica Chastain, Sofia Vergara and Cate
Blanchett.

He cut his teeth at fashion houses like Fendi and Chanel before venturing out on his own. Cindy Crawford modeled his clothes as far back as 1993. May his soul rest in peace.
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I Didn't Borrow Money To Start My N200m Lekki Abula Spot - Iyabo Ojo

 
Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo who recently ventured into food business has said, she didn't take a loan to start her new business, but she saved instead. Iyabo however mentioned how she saved, what she sold to add to her savings and those who also contributed financially to make the business see daylight.

“I did not collect a loan to open my business, I saved. I had been planning to open this place for a very long time, so I had been saving. When I wanted to get my new office building, I sold some of my property. I sold almost all my gold if not everything. During that time, I sold one batch and when I needed more money, I sold the rest. I told myself to forget about gold for now because I know that I can make the money back later. With the support of good people as well, I was able to get my office building. The first lady of Kwara State who came to inaugurate the building supported me. Some of my godparents also supported me because I told them that I wanted to sell amala,” she told Saturday Beats..
She further said that selling amala can never make her quit acting. “I can never quit my career for anything. I am a very organised person. When you are organised, you plan ahead. My life is planned and that has helped me a lot. I knew I was going to do this food business but I waited till the right time. For about a month or two, I am not going to be filming so that I can look after my business. I have a structured plan for my business. It is insured, I have an auditor who comes to look at the records. Everything is well planned,” she said.
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APC, PDP Are Expired Parties – Okupe


Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, on Thursday in Ibadan described the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party as two spent parties that had misused their time in politics.

Okupe spoke at the 2017 South-West stakeholders’ summit of the Accord Party in the city.

He said, “The PDP and the APC are big trucks with old age and misuse has affected their relevance. Today, the PDP and the APC have expired as political parties. PDP as an automobile has spoilt its
back axle while APC crankshaft has broken.”

Lobatan! If only you followed Okupe on twitter and facebook during his days in PDP, especially when he was in power during GEJ's reign, ha! then this will shock you. Okupe speak evil of PDP??? Hahaha life, politics, people change, things change... #HappyThisIsHappeningInOurTime.... #WeAreAlsoHavingOurGenerationHistory... #NotMummyToldMe, NotDadToldMe.. LOL.
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Buhari Is Nigeria’s Messiah, Says Azadus


Ahead of October 1st independence celebrations, erstwhile musician, Olalekan Fadeyi, fondly called ‘Azadus’, has called on Nigerians to applaud President Muhammadu Buhari, because, according to him, even in the face of brutal terrorist attacks by the deadly Boko Haram sect, and Biafra’s agitations to secede, he has been able to adequately sustain the economy and security of the nation.

While speaking to Showtime in an exclusive chat on how the entertainment industry has thrived under the Buhari led administration, he was full of praises for the President. “We must continue to give it up for President Buhari because if the country had become a ‘free for all’ as the Boko Haram
sect had intended it to be, who would have the guts to perform on stage, who will be able to go out to watch the concerts?”, he said.

Speaking further, he confirmed that the dwindling economy negatively affected the entertainment industry, but entertainers have been able to survive the economic stormy waters.

“It has affected every industry in the country but there is always light at the end of the tunnel. We must also give it up for the artistes, the economy is not friendly but musicians still create songs that are quite friendly to the ears and minds”, he submitted.
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How God Saved Me From Plane Crash – Oyedepo


Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo on Friday recounted how he escaped a “potential plane crash” alongside those travelling with him.

Oyedepo shared the testimony at the ‘Breakthrough Service’ held at the church’s world headquarters in Ota, Ogun State and broadcast to all the zonal centres of the church in Ota and Lagos.

The Bishop told the congregation that the aircraft plunged into crisis mid-air, but “God took control and landed the plane.”

He said: “There was a mid-air crisis, there was serious turbulence, but there was no apprehension.
Jesus took control. He landed the plane safely. And we were just celebrating the faithfulness of God.”
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Friday, October 6

Latasha Ngwube’s #AboutThatCurvyLife collective set to make history again at Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017

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Emeka Ike finds love again, unveils his new South African boo & she's hot (Photos)

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Photos: Man born without legs and arms, Nick Vujicic and his wife are expecting twins

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Yahoo Boys With Exotic Car And House Arrested By EFCC In Lagos (Photos)


The EFCC Lagos Zonal office, have arrested four suspected Internet fraudsters. They are: Oluwaseun Michael, 28; Igbokwe Chijioke, 27; Felix Chukwudi, 22 and Babajide Goloba. The quartet were arrested in different parts of Lagos, following intelligence report received by the Commission.

They are alleged to have defrauded their victims, mostly American and European citizens, millions of Dollars. The suspects, school drop-outs, have confessed to have been involved in romance/ marriage scam, Internet advertisement scam, spoofing of emails and interception of business mails.

They have also confessed to be working as couriers for movement of stolen funds by other cyber-criminals. They own companies with no fixed addresses, which they used to cover up the real sources of their money.

Items recovered from the suspects at the time of their arrest include laptops, handsets and phishing scripts, among others. They will soon be charged to court.

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Oh dear! Groom Plays Video Of Bride Cheating With Another Man At Their Wedding Dinner


Guests at a traditional Chinese wedding dinner were watching a lovely montage of their relationship, before the tape was cut to reveal incriminating footage of the bride entering a hotel room with another man, with whom she was captured behaving intimately.

It turns out that the groom, a local businessman, had wanted to publicly shame his wife at their wedding dinner after a private investigator he had hired to tail her captured evidence of his bride’s
cheating.

Interestingly, the private investigator – 42-year-old Ms Zhuo of Ajax Investigation & Security Services – was present at the wedding.

Recounting the tale to the Chinese daily, Ms Zhou said that the couple were already engaged and that the wedding dinner preparations had been made when the groom engaged her services to tail his fiancee.

After one and a half months of close surveillance, Ms Zhou caught the bride-to-be entering a hotel room with her lover. The couple were seen entering the hotel room, and after some time left the room one after the other.

Assuming that the businessman would cancel his wedding as soon as he saw evidence of the infidelity, Ms Zhou submitted the photos to him. However, she was surprised to later receive an invite to his wedding.

It was only when she attended the dinner that she understood the groom’s intention to publicly humiliate the bride. She alleges that after the video was played, the groom exited the banquet and told his bride to go to hell.

Source: Theindependent.sg
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Photos: Mayweather Shows Off His EXPENSIVE Toys



The boxer took to IG to further show off his wealth by posting photos of his expensive cars. More images below...






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Kemi Olunloyo Poses In Just Bra To Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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Man To Die By Hanging For Murder, Armed Robbery In Ekiti


An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Friday has sentenced one Kolawole Oluwasola to death by hanging.

Kolawole, a middle-aged man, bagged the sentence over robbery and murder case which was established that he committed on the April 13, 2016 at Sabo area, Aramoko-Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Area of the state.

He was charged for stabbing one Yahaya Sumaila with a knife and also strangulated him to death.

Kolawole was also docked for snatching the victim’s motorcycle after which he fled to Ibadan, the Oyo State
capital.

Nemesis however caught on him as the police interceded him on the suspicion of the motorcycle and arrested him.

The Court said during investigation, the defendant made a confessional statement to the crime and took the team of policemen to the scene of the crime where the rotten body of Ismaila was found.

The State Counsel, Mrs Bunmi Ajumobi called six witnesses to prove her case beyond reasonable doubt while the counsel for the defendant, Mrs Amina Baderinwa also called the defendant who gave evidence in his own case.

The court held that the offence of Armed Robbery and Murder are both punishable with death upon conviction.

Justice John Adeyeye said that the defendant will pay the supreme price prescribed for the commission of the offense of murder and armed robbery.

The presiding Judge affirmed that the court had listened to the evidence of prosecution witnesses as well as evidence of the defendant.

Justice Adeyeye held that State counsel has however proved the case of Murder and Armed Robbery beyond reasonable doubt.

He therefore condemned Kolawole to death by hanging.
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Monkeypox: Bayelsa Residents Shun Hugs, Handshakes


Residents of Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital, are avoiding handshakes and bodily contact in public places following the outbreak of monkeypox viral diseases which has infected 13 people including a medical doctor.

The development followed an advice by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, to members of the public to wash hands frequently and maintain a higher level of personal hygiene to curtail the spread of the disease.

Etebu had allayed fears of a possible epidemic of the contagious viral disease, assuring that the state government was on top of the situation.

He disclosed that 13 persons, including a medical doctor, had been quarantined at the Niger Delta University
Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri in Yenagoa Local Government Area.

He explained that “as the name implies, the virus was first seen in monkeys but can also be found in all bush animals such as rats, squirrels and antelopes, hence our surveillance on edible animals has to be heightened.

“The source is usually animals. Secretions from particularly dead animals are highly contagious, so also the fluids from infected persons.”

The commissioner recalled that the first index case came from Agbura in Yenagoa where somebody was purported to have killed and ate monkey meat and started developing rashes.

Many people at public functions on Thursday and Friday in Yenagoa kept their distances as well as avoided handshakes and hugs that characterised exchange of pleasantries at social functions.

Some people who spoke to our correspondent on the sideline of Thursday’s World Teachers Day celebration in Yenagoa said the precautionary measure was justified due to the anxiety created by the news of the dreaded disease on social media.

“This issue of avoiding handshakes reminds one of the days of Ebola, which compelled everyone to heighten personal hygiene. The government even provided wash hand basins and hand sanitizers at public places, but where are those things today?

“That is how we are as a people; the Ebola outbreak did not teach us anything. So we are just avoiding each other like plague but what can we do?

“It is based on advice that we should wash hands frequently; and if my hand is clean, I would endanger myself by shaking hands with someone with unwashed hands,” Timi James said.

Residents across the state capital have been circulating text messages on social media networks urging people to abstain from shaking hands due to the outbreak of the disease.

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I Feel Like Giving Up Most Times, Annie Idibia Rants About Life


The wife of top Nigerian music act, Tuface took to IG to pour out her heart on how it has been difficult being a wife, mom and a working woman at the same time. She wrote;

Last 2weeks Has Been So Hectic And Tiring.. Most Times I feel Like Just Giving Up..
Running @beolivehaircollections , Dealing With Staff And Making Sure Things Are Done Correctly.. Being The Actress And Rushing To Location Early In The Morning After Being The Mom And Getting The Kids Ready For School..Getting Home And Being The Wife..Miss So many unreturned Calls..So Many emails Pending To Read And Reply.. Many Whatapp messages Unopened.. Cooking Late At Night To Make Sure There Is Food When Am
Away Filming .. Worst Part Is I Miss My Kids During The Day.. Not Enough Time For My Friends/Family Too😩
So Many Times I Just Wanna Say Am Tired And Just Give Up.."Can't I just chill at home and just be the wife n mom" My God Is My strength And My Dreams Won't Let Me.. I Have dreams And Just chilling Won't Make It Happen..I Have To Put In The Work .. Every Single Day...
"We Can't Be Friends If You Have Time To Be Bored"
Hey... On The Brighter Side .. Thank God For good Health And Life ..And The Blessings For Being Busy.. My Life Is A Miracle.. MAGICAL..
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Spotted At A Nigerian Party [Photos]


2nd photo also is still same woman at another function rocking her thing.

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'I Just Wanna Slay' Bobrisky Says As He Shares New Photos...


Your bae shared the photos and captioned them; 'I just wanna slay..i'm sorry if I offend anyone'.
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WEIRD: Bella Thorne Dons Wild Zombie Make-Up For Bizarre Photo Shoot


She's not shy when it comes to shocking her fans via social media.

And Bella Thorne was at it again on Thursday, as the young starlet appeared in frightening zombie make-up in her latest series of Snapchat images.

The 19-year-old Florida native appeared to be preparing for a grisly photo shoot, but didn't disclose for what exactly. Two more scary pics, lol.


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Zambian Man Kills His Baby Mama And Shoots Their Daughter



Man kills his baby mama and shoots their daughter shortly after she posted on Facebook about moody people​​​​​​​

A 26-year-old Zambian woman and her 2-year-old daughter were both shot last night by her baby daddy minutes after she wrote a post on Facebook about moody people.

Precious Manganisa, 26, had gone to her baby daddy's house in Ibex Hill, Meanwood in Lusaka province, Zambia last night to pick their daughter who she left with him. On getting there, a quarrel allegedly ensued between Precious and 34-year-old Nshinka Kaputo and he shot her and their daughter in the neck. Precious died of her injuries. Luckily, the little girl cheated death and is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital.

Minutes before she was shot, Precious, who was a Multichoice employee, left a post on Facebook which many now say most likely had to do with her baby daddy.

She wrote: "I honestly think moody people are the slow! Literally psychopaths! Y’all just wake up angry at the world like who upset you?"

Zambia Police released a statement today confirming the incident. Zambia Police Spokesperson, Esther Mwaata Katongo, said in the statement that the baby daddy is now in police custody.

The statement reads: " We received a report of murder which happened in Lusaka Province yesterday, 05th October, 2017 at about 2000 hours in Mean wood ibex hill area in which Nshinka Kaputo aged 34 of unknown house number in Mean wood is alleged to have shot dead his girlfriend, Precious Manganisa aged 26 of unknown house number, Lusaka West using a Pistol.

"The victim went to the accused person’s residence to pick her daughter aged two years seven months who was at her father’s residence in Mean wood.

"She sustained a bullet wound on the neck. The scene was visited and a pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition was recovered.

"The baby was also shot in the neck and the projectile was stuck in the neck. It has been extracted by medical personnel at Fairview Hospital.

"The accused person is detained in police custody while the body is lying in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem."

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Seven Clear Signs Your Marriage Is About To Crash


In the society nowadays, there is this sudden surge in the level of marriage breakups. It looks like everybody just wants to propose, take pre-wedding pictures, have a lavish weddin ceremony, go for honeymoon and then break it all up right after maybe, one or two years of marriage. A breakup doesn't just happen in a marriage though, there are always signs to look out for, symptoms of a breakup.
Below are seven big warning signs that your marriage is about to end;

1. Halting Intimacy:- When you stop initiating intimacy with your partner, when you'd rather do house chores or any other stuff than get cuddling, touching and all that with your partner, this is a
likely sign that your marriage might be about to crash. In any marriage, there should always be this
feeling of want, and maybe, lust between couples. Intimacy helps keep a relationship alive because there's always this bond attached when couples get intimate.

2. Getting Secretive :- Doing things behind your partner's back, deliberately keeping secrets from your partner is another sign your marriage might be about to end. In any relationship/marriage, there should be a level of individual space that is needed for growth but once you start hiding things from your partner, sending secret text messages or maybe starting to use a password on your mobile are all signs that you want to hide something from your partner and it makes trust waver

3. Repeating Arguments :-Fighting and quarrelling with your spouse over the same thing every now and then is another sign. When you both get into fights constantly without trying to make amends or put an end to the cause of the argument, it makes arguments go on and on and probably stretch deep into other things. You should always endeavour to kill any argument immediately and avoid getting physical.

4. Not Caring About Your Appearance :- In a marriage,when you stop caring about what your partner thinks on your appearance, when you neither give a crawling fuçk nor a flying one about your partner's opinion on how you look, It is another warning sign that your marriage has issues. Not making your hair, not trying to look nice for your partner,acting lazy and sloppy, maybe even going to bed in clothes you use for house chores and not caring what your partner might think are all signs of a marriage that is about to crash.

5. Getting Abusive and Offensive :- Your wife does something to annoy you, you send her home on an insult errand to her great grandfathers. Your husband does something to piss you off, you start to call names and insult his mother and all of his ancestors. You both bring up past issues to berate each other whenever an argument surfaces. One simple complaint and you are both flaring up, ready to tear each other up. These are all signs that a marriage has problems and it is likely to crash. No matter the argument,never get verbally or physically abusive in your marriage.

6. Refusing To Tackle Issues Head-on:- Apparently, you don't like your new job, it sucks, but you'd rather be at it than go home to your wife because you are trying to avoid her. You don't have much interest in alcohol and clubbing so you try to avoid your friend's company but lately, you'd rather be with your friends drinking and clubbing than go home to your wife. Your boring job is suddenly not so boring anymore and your friends have suddenly become more important to you than your spouse. These are all signs that you are refusing to tackle and resolve whatever problem you have in your marriage. You are trying to bail out the easy way and this doesn't bode well for your marriage.

7. Infidelity:- No doubt, infidelity is considered to be the chief destroyer of marriages nowadays. It has the ability to destroy marriages because it dissolves the one important foundation of any marriage, which is trust. Infidelity doesn't necessarily have to be physical, it could be emotional. When you start imagining and fantasizing about that hot colleague at work or maybe an Ex you met back recently, it is also a form of cheating. When you derive more satisfaction from immersing yourself in fantasyland with that colleague at work or that ex you just met back than spending quality time with your spouse, it's a sign that something deep is wrong with your marriage. Not all spouses forgive infidelity though so avoid going physical with cheating. Maybe it could be worked out but most times, trust is never regained.
These are all clear signs that your marriage is having issues that will likely lead to a breakup. You should see a marriage counsellor and work on whatever issues you might be having with your spouse.
Wish you all the best in your marriages!
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Monkeypox Hits Rivers State, 3 People Quarantined


Information hitting the PoliticsNGR newsdesk this afternoon indicated that the dreaded Monkeypox sickness has hit Rivers state.

According to the commissioner of health in Rivers state, Princewill Chike, 3 suspected cases have been recorded. Chike told newsmen;

“In Rivers State, we have three suspected cases already.One is from the Rumuorlumeni area. We saw it and think it is not a serious matter so we have ruled it out.

Another one is a thirteen-year-old boy at Eneka. We discovered they took the boy to a native doctor. The parents think they can handle it the native way.

We have activated our isolation centres and we have put all our Health centres on red alert.The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital and all our Primary Health Centres have been reactivated.

We can assure you that there is no course for alarm because we are on top of the situation,” he said.

Monkeypox reportedly has no vaccine and 12 cases have been recorded in Bayelsa state.
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Embattled NNPC Boss, Baru, Sighted Inside Aso Rock


The embattled Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr . Maikanti Baru , was on Friday sighted at the Presidential Villa , Abuja about the same time President Muhammadu Buhari was meeting the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr . Ibe Kachikwu.
He was first sighted at the Vice -President ’ s Wing of the Presidential Villa before he proceeded to the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President , Abba Kyari.
Baru later joined Muslim faithful , including Buhari for the Juma’ at service in a mosque inside the Presidential Villa .
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Senator Lee Maeba Slams Ibe Kachikwu Over Baru



Senator from Rivers State, Lee Maeba has berated the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu over his allegation against the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru.

Kachikwu, in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, had accused Baru of insubordination, among other things.

In his reaction, Maeba faulted the decision of the Minister to petition the president.
Maeba described the Minister’s action as an act of extreme behaviour.

The lawmaker said Kachikwu should have explored all measures available before writing a letter.

He told Vanguard, “I believe the behaviour of Kachikwu is to the extreme.

“He should have shown maturity, he could have as well issued a query to the GMD before finally using the option of writing the President.

” I strongly believe a minister should not have acted the way he did.”

Source: Dailypost.ng
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Missing $26bn in NNPC: Ibe Kachikwu Arrives Presidential Villa For Meeting With Buhari



The drama continues...


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Multimillionaire Monsoon Clothing Store Boss Loses Son In Porsche Crash


The retail tycoon behind one of Britain's wealthiest fashion empires is overcome with grief after his son was killed in a car crash.

George Simon died when his Porsche 911 Turbo ploughed into a tree in North Marden, near Chichester in West Sussex, on Saturday, but the news just only broke now.

The 32-year-old's father Peter Simon, the founder of Monsoon and Accessorize, is said to have been left 'devastated'.

Peter Simon started out selling coats on Portobello Road before going on to become on the country's most successful fashion magnates with an estimated worth of some £600 million.

His son was a businessman in his own right and worked as a successful property developer.

Mr Simon, who lived in London, is understood to have been in the car on his own at the time of the tragedy.

A source told The Sun: 'George wasn't a playboy, he hardly ever drank, didn't take drugs and was an experienced driver.

'It just seems he lost control of the wheel. He was developing a successful business career in his own right.'

A Sussex Police spokesman said the Porsche left the road and collided with a tree on Saturday afternoon.

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance raced to the scene of the crash along the country road but Mr Simon was declared dead at the scene.
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Caroline Danjuma Confirms She Was Dating Tagbo In VERY Emotional Interview


Aww no wonder she took it personal. No one will loose a boyfriend and just keep quiet plus you could tell she LOVED HIM. She had the interview with our own Stella.. SDK Mama! It's a very touching one and an eye opener. Feel sad tho! Read...

Caroline,You recently cried out about your friend Tagbo dying,can you tell us what is going and why you called out Davido.

Hello Stella.I really cant believe that I am talking about Tagbo like this because he was not one who liked publicity.

Firstly I would like to address this whole razzmatazz about David killing Tagbo and that i said so,i never said but yes,i did call out Davido to know the whereabouts of Tagbo but i never said he killed him,i never used that
word''Killed Tagbo''. Continue...

The last time i heard from Tagbo was on Monday when i just got back from MFM Church praise and worship which took about 7-8 hours Around part 8pm to ask me where I was::I had invited him for the programme  but he didnt show up..he called and asked where i was and when i said i was home,he said he was coming over.

I was tired but didnt want to sleep off because if Tagbo comes he would ring the bell.so i went upstairs to watch CNN to keep myself awake until he comes and for some reason i slept off and woke up by part 1am or 2am and as you know the normal ritual was to call your friends the next day when they are celebrating their birthday.

I felt bad that i had not called Tagbo because Tuesday was his birthday.I tried calling him but his number was switched off but i thought it was network and continued trying but it was switched off and i concluded that maybe his battery was down.

I sent him a text message to wish him Happy Birthday and i went to bed.

I woke up at5-6am to do my normal routine  and looked at my phone and there was no missed call or
reply to my SMS:They day went on and I kept trying his number but until 3pm his number was switched off..

I was out at the Bank when Tagbos childhood friend called me and said that he wanted to talk about tagbo,he was just asking random questions.

I told him i would call him back.I am aware that Tagbo was trying to do his Schengen visa so i called the guy helping him out to ask if she had heard from him but she said Tagbo was supposed to deliver some documents but had not.

I got home and called Kola back around 4pm and this was when Kola revealed to me that Tagbo was dead...T thought it was a joke because Tagbo does not drive carelessly,he doesn't fight,he is not one to be seen in a place where people are fighting..if he is angry he walks away.

I was confused.

I decided t call the mum to find out if he went to Anambra to see his mum like he said he would to collect some documents...So i called the mum and she said she had not seen Tagbo.

I sent the sister a message that i heard Tagbo was dead and she should help me find out if it was true.The sister replied asking ''how when and where'' and then i knew that she was unaware.So i decided to call my neighbour who was also Tagbos friend and my neighbour who was holidaying in Lebanon called me back and said that there was a bet of 200k and that Tagbo drank about 50 shots of tequila and i said that cannot be true.Tagbo cannot drink even a glass of hennessey because he has a light brain like me .

So a guy who cannot drink this much cannot finish 50 shots of tequila..Tagbo does not need 200k to do that.

He comes from a very wealthy background so he does not need that kind of bet,he is not hungry for that.I was shattered to hear such a news,I went into my office and sat down.

I tried to find out where Tagbo was and Kola said he had been trying his best to find out but that each time he calls the people would drop the phone on him or tell him they would call back.

So for one hour and despite trying severally,we had not gotten any info to where Tagbos body was or what hospital he was taken to...

Tagbos friend chucks made some calls and found out that Tagbo was taken to Lagos island.

Meanwhile someone who rented my bar told me he was with Davido at Shisha bar on Monday and then i asked him randomly ''oh then you must know tagbo'' cos Davido and tagbo are close friends and the only reason tagbo would be there is if Davido was there...that is on that birthday eve

The guy confirmed he met Tagbo and that was when he knew they were birthday mate and he also said they had fun and went from there to DNA to party..this was all before i heard Tagbo had died...so my impression then was oh Tagbo was having fun and that was why he hadn't gotten back to me..

I called the same guy when i heard tagbo had died and asked him to find out what happened and he said he was trying to but every time he called Davidos team and mentioned tagbos name they would drop the phone on him and this was what they had also done to anyone who calls and mentions his name.

Davido knew and his crew knew Tagbo was dead at as 3a.m in the morning and they did not contact anyone,Davidos PA Lati knows where Tagbo stay but did not go to the house to inform anyone.

*Breaks down crying so interview had to wait*

After we had that Tagbos body was in Lagos island Davidos crew refused to give any info and this was about past 7pm.

I contacted someone who remembers seeing davido and tagbo and DNA and remembers there was a fight.

This person also told me there was a bet and said the same thing my neighbour said but said 30 shots and not 50.

According to what was said,Tagbo drank the tequila and got intoxicated and wanted to drive his car but Davido refused and said tagbo should drive with him..that was what i heard and that they drove to G12 beach and got out leaving Tagbo in the car all locked up and that one of the crew members came back saw tagbo gasping for air...this was the info they spread out there from a supposed eye witness.

He was taken to general hospital where he was confirmed dead and they left him there.....

We went there with Nabila and Mary who can confirm what was said...We were told that he was dumped and those who brought him ran away.

The doctor told us that when the nurse were trying to fix the card,the two people that brought him ran away and their footage could not identify those who brought him and ran cos they hid their faces with caps.

They refused to tell us anything,the medical director told us that because they ran away it was now a police matter and that we should go to the police station.

I posted online asking Davido why they abandoned Tagbo on my way to the police station because i was so angry and needed answers.

I sent Davido personal messages but he didnt reply until i called him out on the social media and he told me to take down the post and he would tell me what happened.I took down the post and told him to come to the police station but he never showed up..Tagbos family members came from far but davido and his manager did not show up.

Tagbos phone and shoes are missing and someone went on tagbos instagram and deleted all the videos he posted of being with davido on that day and eventually deleted the account.we quickly munched all the videos on snap chat...tagbo was with Dammy Krane,Davido and Asha asika.

Davido knew that tagbo was dead but kept quiet.He told the Police later that he would have spoken out if i didnt call him out on the social media..can you imagine.

Tagbo meant everything to a lot of people...his widowed mum who is recovering from an ailment ..I am pleading with anybody who has info on who drive tagbos dead body to the hospital to come forward...

We want to know what happened and how tagbo died.Davido we are not calling you a killer but we need to know hat happened to Tagbo,you owe him this because he loved you like a brother,he took you like a brother,do it for him and call out the people you assigned to drive him...Please.

*Breaks down crying again*

They alleged that the late tagbo is baby daddy to the late Tagbo.can you confirm or deny.

I have woken up t see all sorts of allegations and it is really laughable because the whole idea is to divert the attention form the questions i am asking about what happened to Tagbo. I will address this once and for all.Number one,i met Tagbo when i was legally divorced and out of My ex' house to start a new life.......

Yes we were dating.

My daughter is three years old and I only met Tagbo last year,so its not possible that tagbo is the father of Elizabeth.

The person who posted that info claims to have Tagbos phone and claims he went to DNA with Baba,who is baba?

Let us leave sentiments aside,trying to blackmail me to keep quiet will not work or change anything.we need justice for Tagbo..

No one is accusing anyone of being a murderer but we need to know what happened and why everyone is quiet...My anger is that he was abandoned by those supposed to be his friends and brothers.Davido and Tagbo were very close and I am angry with Davido for keeping quiet.

Those who drink tequila should come out and confirm if 30 shots of tequila is strong enough to kill..
Stop protecting whoever is guilty,someone is dead,please!

*crying*
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