Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Photos: Police Attack Protesting Polytechnic Students And Lecturers With Tear-Gas In Abuja

The Nigerian police today fired tear gas canisters at protesting polytechnic lecturers who are engaging in a peaceful protest to force the Nigerian government to have dialogue with the lecturers relating to their demands.
 the lecturers and a few poly students gathered at the federal Secretariat in Abuja for ask for reopening of Nigerian polytechnics whose lecturers had embarked on a strike since last year.

 The protesting Polytechnic lecturers  first gathered  at the Eagle Square early this morning  to protest non implementation of the agreement made by the both Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) and the Federal Government and later marched down to the Ministry  of Education where Minister of Labour Emeka Wogu addressed the protesters and promised that their grievances would be addressed. The minister then  appealed for patience and understanding from the lecturers.           

However, disatisfied with the promise the peaceful rally later headed toward the  National Assembly complex where a protest letter was billed to be  submitted to the both the Senate and House of Representatives leadership. Armed policemen fired tear gas canisters at the  protesters and used hot water hoses to disperse the crowd.

The protesters vowed not to leave until they submit their protest letter to the leaders of National Assembly.  The Polytechnic lecturers have been on strike since ten months without any sign from Government to meet their demands. More photos after the jump.............

Monday, April 28, 2014

More Pix from Rihanna's Brazil 'Vogue' Cover Shoot

See more photos of the sexy barbarian beauty after the jump.............

Rihanna Goes Topless As She Lands Two 'Vogue' Brasil Covers

Rihanna is so hot that she has landed three Vogue covers this year, landing two for Vogue Brasil's May 2014 issue. The singer posted pictures on Instagram of both looks, mentioning that she posed for the Mariano Vivanco-lensed photos on location in Brazil. 

"We shot this entire shoot in Brazil with my lover boy @teamvivanco…Brazil I miss you already," she explained.

In one of the covers, RiRi is shown wearing a sexy, plunging dress that shows off her chest and is open all the way up to her hips.

Earlier this year, nude photos of what appeared to be the inside photos of the feature was leaked. You can find those spicey nude ones after this jump.......;-)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Happening Now: Popes John Paul II and John XXIII Proclaimed Saints

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are being canonized now by Pope Francis in a ceremony witnessed by huge crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City.

Millions are watching around the world as the two former pontiffs were installed as saints.

The faithful and the curious had packed the streets of Rome around the Vatican before dawn, filling them wall to wall for blocks in hopes of catching a glimpse of church history in the making.

The Vatican expects 1 million people to gather in St. Peter's Square and along roads leading to St. Peter's Basilica for the unprecedented dual canonization of the two popes, followed by a Mass which is now on and you can catch it live on CNN.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ryan Giggs Thanks David Moyes + Confirms He Will Still Play

Giggs gave his thoughts to MUTV and then held a press conference on the eve of his first match in charge against Norwich City.

Before taking questions from the media Giggs said that he would "like to thank (David) Moyes for giving me my first role in coaching."

However, according to Ben Smith of the BBC, the assembled media were warned not to ask Giggs about Moyes.

Giggs confirmed he would still be part of the playing squad until the rest of the season and joked "I've just given myself a five year contract."

When asked if he wanted the job full time, Giggs simply stated that he was "just focusing on these four games." See more after the jump...............

Columbus Short AKA 'Harrison' Fired from Scandal

Scandal Star, Columbus Short AKA Harrison will NOT be returning to "Scandal" as sources connected with ABC says the network decided to fire him over allegations of domestic violence.

Columbus also released a statement to confirm his exit. It reads:  

"At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I've called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble in television today." 
"Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas.  I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast..."
FYI, Short's wife just got a restraining order against him after he allegedly put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her.  He's also been charged in connection with another incident with domestic violence and child abuse.  He was arrested for yet another incident of alleged domestic abuse.  And he was arrested recently for allegedly clocking a dude in a bar and a Judge has given him two hours to get his things out of the home he used to share with his wife.

So much trouble for just one dude, hopefully he'll snap out of it all soon enough.

Sad: Former Barcelona coach, Tito Vilanova dies at 45

Tito Vilanova died at 45 yesterday after a long battle with cancer. The former Barcelona coach, who was diagnosed with cancer for the second time in December 2012 took over at the Nou Camp ahead of the 2012-13 season having been Pep Guardiola's assistant during the most successful period in Barca's history in which they won three out of four La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues in 2009 and 2011. Barcelona went on to make the best-ever start to a La Liga season with 18 wins from 19 games.

His assistant Jordi Roura had to take charge of the team on those occasions when he was undergoing treatment and at the end of the season, Tito Vilanova announced he was resigning to concentrate on his recovery from the illness. May his soul Rest in Peace, Amen. See the club's official statement after the jump.........

Friday, April 25, 2014

Kaffy Shares Photos Of Her Adorable Kids

Beyoncé lands cover of 2014 Time's '100 Most Influential People' + Full List

Beyoncé has landed the cover of Time magazine's annual '100 Most Influential People in the World'.

The pop queen beat other names on the list - from President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis and Miley Cyrus - to feature on the coveted cover.

Further covers placed inside the magazine feature actor Robert Redford, the NBA's first openly gay athlete Jason Collins, and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

Time's 'Most Influential' list names people who have inspired others, regardless of their moral standing. The list also includes a profile by another star, explaining why the person deserves a spot. 

'She's the boss,' Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg explained in her profile of Beyonce.

Sandberg and Beyoncé previously collaborated on a campaign in which they called for a ban on the word 'Bossy' to describe women. See complete list and video after the jump..........

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dencia Acquires 2014 Range Rover Evogue

The singer shared the photo of the 2014 Range Rover Evoque she just acquired on her Instagram page and she wants y'all to know that she "Paid Like A Queen" #MoneySpeaks.

New Report Claims Khloe Kardashian Is Pregnant With French Montana’s Baby

Fresh from her divorce from troubled NBA star Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian is currently dating rapper French Montana and yes it's a BIG deal in the world of reality television especially since she hasn’t publicly dated anyone since divorcing Lamar Odom, even though she’s been linked to a few celebrities here and there.
Moving on to the news that's actually making the rounds, according to Life & Style’s latest cover issue, Khloe reportedly ‘ignored her family’s warnings’ about dating French and is planning on taking the next step with him after she found out she was pregnant. The report also adds that Kim Kardashian is trying to sabotage Khloe’s relationship with French because she’s jealous that her sister’s relationship is getting so much attention in the media.
FYI, Khloe and Lamar tried repeatedly without success to have a baby while they were married and according to some online source, Lamar Odom is devastated & betrayed by Khloe & French’s baby news.
Meanwhile, Khloe is also not concerned about the fact that she and French are not married, or that she has yet to finalize her divorce from Lamar. According to the magazine’s source, “she doesn’t necessarily believe in being married to have a baby. Look at [her sisters] Kourtney and Kim!”

'Object of interest' found on Western Australian coast wasn't from missing plane Malaysian Airlines plane

The "object of interest" that was recovered on the coast of Western Australia in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane has been ruled out as detailed pictures of the object wasn't enough to convince investigators as a lead in the search for the missing plane. Below is the report from CNN.
"A metal object that washed ashore on Australia's coast wasn't from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said. 
Detailed pictures of the object were enough to convince investigators that it wasn't a lead in the search for the missing plane, the Australian agency leading the search for the aircraft said on Thursday.
Officials had previously called the piece of metal, which appeared to have rivets on one side, an "object of interest" in the search.
Police picked it up near Augusta, Australia, roughly 1,000 miles away from the suspected crash site, after many futile days of searching for the missing plane."  more after the jump........

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

'12 Years a Slave' Star, Lupita Nyong'o named PEOPLE's Magazine Most Beautiful Woman

She may have won an Oscar for her role as the slave Patsey in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave and recently landed a contract with Lancome Paris, but Lupita Nyong'o "never dreamed" she would be touted as "Most Beautiful" for all the world to see. 

"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old says of gracing this year's cover. And especially, "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen." 

Born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, Nyong'o first equated beauty with what she saw on television: "Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair," she says. "Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess." Her mother, Dorothy, who is the managing director and head of PR for the Africa Cancer Foundation, "always said I was beautiful," Nyong'o adds. "And I finally believed her at some point."  more after the jump.........

BREAKING NEWS: 'Object of interest' found on Western Australian coast in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines plane

An "object of interest" in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines plane has been recovered on the coast of Western Australia, several hours drive south of Perth, officials said.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan described the object as appearing to be sheet metal with rivets.

"It's sufficiently interesting for us to take a look at the photographs," he said.

But Dolan also added strong words of caution: "The more we look at it, the less excited we get."

The object was picked up near Augusta, some 300 kilometers (186 miles) south of Perth, a source with the Australian Defence Force told CNN. See more after the jump...........

'Fine Girl, Sexy Girl': Osas Ighodaro Wows on the cover of Wow magazine's April Issue

Actress, TV personality and beauty queen, Osas Ighodara covers the April issue of Wow magazine in sexy style.

Watch: Maheeda Releases Explicit Video of Lasgidi Chick

9ja Bad Girl "Maheeda" has released the explicit version of her latest music video 'Lasgidi Chick' directed by Frizzle n Bizzy Films. Viewers discretion is adviced though.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Boko Haram Kills Monarch and 19 Other Villagers In Fresh Attacks in Borno

About 20 villagers including a monarch were killed after gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists, attacked two villages in different parts of Borno state on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, security sources and witnesses said.

In one of the attacks, the gunmen on Wednesday morning at about 7 a.m. stormed Wala Village, killing 18 villagers and injuring several others.

Wala Village is in Gwoza Local Government Area, some 130 km southwest of Maiduguri, the Borno capital.

A local government official, who does not want to be named for security reasons, said “We are in difficult times in Gwoza local government; deaths and killings has become a daily affair; 18 people were killed in Wala this morning by the Boko Haram gunmen”.

A senior officer of the Department of State Security Service, DSS, also confirmed the killing in Wala; but asked not to be quoted. See more after the jump.........................

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Photos: Gang Attacks Two Catholic Church Buildings In Funtua

The Monday attacks on Saint Theresa, a Catholic Church in Funtua, and the Celestial Church of Christ at Tudun Malamai, has shaken the communities in both towns. It is the aftermath of what some are calling a random act of violence.

Details are sketchy, but what is known is that several people were injured at both locations. It began at about noon on Monday when Saint Theresa was targeted. Eyewitnesses told SaharaReporters that an armed gang barged-in to the Saint Theresa church compound, and interrupted services. Several attendees were attacked physically, and nearly all of the church property was removed outside the building, smashed, and burned. See more after the jump......

Photos: David Beckham's Son, Brooklyn Beckham Makes His Modeling Debut

Brooklyn Beckham, son of legendary footballer, David Beckham and top model, Victoria has made his modeling debut in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Man About Town billed to be released on April 4th.

The 15-year-old is part of a 20-page fashion piece on teenage style, which aims to give "honest insight into the moment men begin to express themselves through clothes."

"We could not have wished for a stronger subject than Brooklyn to bring this story to life," the magazine's Editor-in-Chief Ben Reardon tells toofab. "He was a diligent, relaxed cover star for his first ever fashion shoot. The story was a genuine pleasure for all involved." 
"Brooklyn was a true professional and had a keen eye in the styling process, collaborating on selections from designers including Ralph LaurenSaint Laurent and Supreme," he continues. "It is clear that he is becoming a credit to the family name, not only possibly the most famous in the world but one with a wealth of heavyweight fashion influence behind it." See more shots after the jump.............

Cameroon security forces arrests two weapons suppliers to Boko Haram

The Cameroonian security forces have succeeded in capturing two suspected arms suppliers to terrorists in Nigeria, an official has said.

According to a statement by the Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade, over 288 rifles, 35 Rocket Propelled Guns and 35 improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, were recovered from the suspects by the Cameroonian forces.

Mr. Olukolade said the recovery was made after a fierce encounter at Abugasse, Cameroon, close to the Chadian border.
Other items recovered include pistols, mortar bombs, sub-machine guns, various calibres of ammunitions, 50 Cameroonian passports and a Toyota Jeep. See more after the jump......

15 civilians dead, 5 Soldiers Injured As Suicide Bombers Hit Military Vehicle in Maiduguri

Maiduguri has been the site of attacks on the Giwa Barracks led by the Boko Haram Islamic sect in recent weeks.

Nigerian military officials re-took the Giwa Barracks in a tense fire-fight in recent days, capturing and killing several members of the sect. It is unclear what this recent unprovoked attack is linked to. Yesterday, at least 15 civilians died and five soldiers got injured after four daredevil suicide bombers ran their vehicles into soldiers at a major checkpoint along the Maiduguri-Biu highway. Below is how PremuimTimes reported the 
Security sources in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Tuesday, confirmed that at least 15 civilians died and five soldiers got injured after four daredevil suicide bombers ran their vehicles into soldiers at a major checkpoint along the Maiduguri-Biu highway. 
The incident which occurred at Mulai village, along the Damboa-Maiduguri highway, at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, also left two of the soldiers dead and several other civilians seriously injured. 
Two other suspected Boko Haram members, who were not able to detonate their wired vehicles, were however shot dead by soldiers at the check post. More after the jump.................

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Exclusive: Rapper Wale punches a guy in the face

Rapper Wale punched a guy in the face at a WWE event on Monday night at "Raw" in Washington D. C.

According to eyewitness Jawn Murray from AlwaysAlist.com, Wale was sitting right behind the announcers enjoying the show when some fan seated nearby began taunting the rapper. 

Murray says Wale eventually got up out of his seat and "the next thing I know Wale is putting the smackdown on dude. Punched him dead in his face. It was a full fight."

Security rushed over and broke up the fight and took everyone involved into a hallway. Moments later, Wale returned to his seat and began snacking on popcorn like nothing happened and we're told the other guy also went back to his seat like nothing happened.

There's something about being a Nigerian, we don't take shit.

Beyoncé Shows Off Blue Ivy's Fashionista Style in an Adorable Black and White Photo

In the black and white snap, Blue rocks a top hat, coat and checkered dress, while her mom struts towards her toting a furry purse.
The "Drunk in Love" crooner also posted shots of one of Blue Ivy's mini cars, as well as a shot of the duo looking at giraffes and another of herself holding Blue in a street as rain pours around them.

SSS to CBN Governor, Sanusi "You're Financing Terrorism"

A new twist has been added to the ongoing travails of the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Lamido Sanusi, as the Department of State Security Service, SSS, has accused him of financing terrorism.
The SSS stated this at the Federal High Court, Lagos, while defending its decision to seize Mr. Sanusi’s international passport.
Mr. Sanusi’s passport was seized on February 20, as he arrived the Lagos international airport, hours after he was suspended as Central Bank Governor by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The new charge, which Mr. Sanusi’s lawyers described as false and baseless, tallies with a similar surreptitious but baseless allegation thrown at the bank chief by a presidential aide.
Reno Omokri, the Special Assistant to the President on New Media, had, on February 26, used a pseudonym, Wendell Simlin, to circulate an article that tried to link the recent spike in Boko Haram attack to the suspension of the CBN governor.
The embattled CBN chief was controversially suspended by the president based on allegations of ‘financial recklessness’ by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN.

Sexy Photo: Kim Kardashian Flaunts Amazing Killer Curves in Bikini

The Reality Star showed off her killer curves in a sexy bikini on Sunday during a beach photo shoot in Thailand. And she looked picture perfect as she stood on a rock surrounded by clear blue ocean, having some fun in the sun!
This my crush has one hell of an amazingly hot beach bod! *winks*