Showing posts from June 13, 2017

400 communities, 347 LGAs benefit from MTN Foundation, ‘What Can We Do Together’ initiative

In fulfilling the promise of improving the quality of lives in our communities, MTN Foundation’s ‘What Can We Do Together’ initiative has impacted over 10 million Nigerians in 400 communities and 347 local government areas across Nigeria.

In these 347 local government areas, the following projects have been delivered and installed: 40 Transformers, 40 Boreholes and 14,200 school furniture. In addition, household items have been donated to 66 orphanage homes as well as supply of medical equipment to 80 primary healthcare centres.

The initiative was well-received and lauded by residents in the beneficiary communities as the Foundation caters for educational needs through the donation of school furniture; health needs through the donation of medical supplies and economic empowerment intervention through the donation of transformers and boreholes across the different communities.

Speaking on the initiative, the Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Ms. Nonny Ugboma, said that all projects we…

Jay Z hangs out with Damian Marley & Marlon Samuels in Jamaica

Legendary American rapper, Jay Z, who is preparing to the welcome birth of his twin babies with Beyonce, was recently spotted hanging out with Damian Marley and cricketer Marlon Samuels at the Trench Town Culture Yard in Jamaica. The 47-year-old rapper is presently working on a project with Damian Marley.

Why the 2017 Budget signing was delayed - Acting President, Osinbajo explains

Last night, the much talked about 2017 budget was finally signed by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo one month after it was passed.

Shortly after he signed it at the presidential villa, Osinbajo explained that the delay in the signing of the 2017 Appropriation Bill was due to disagreements between the executive and the National Assembly.

According to him, 'the final presentation and the signing of the budget has been considerably delayed.

This was largely due to disagreements we had about the changes introduced to our 2017 Budget proposals by the National Assembly”. He continued to say, 'the Executive took the view that the changes fundamentally affected some of our priority programmes and would make implementation extremely difficult and in some cases impossible.” He, however, said the disagreements were resolved and the leadership of the National Assembly promised to reinstate budgetary allocations for important executive projects.

Mum, 31, who fell pregnant by 16-year-old lover she met on Facebook reveals he delivered their baby at home

A 31-year-old mum from County Durham in North East England has told of how she met a 16-year-old boy on Facebook and they became lovers. Now they have gone way beyond that, to become parents to a newborn baby and she describes them as a "happy family".
Kathleen Martin met Jack Fucile on Facebook in June 2015, after he offered to help sort out her garden.
Despite being only five years older than her oldest child, they began a sexual relationship and after 7 months together, she discovered she was pregnant.

When it was time to have the baby, she ended up delivering the child in her bedroom, with the help of Jack, because she had gone into labour three-and-a-half weeks early. She said for days she had felt her baby was coming and went to the hospital but was asked to go home that she wasn't due.

She returned to the hospital five times and was turned back every time. After the fifth trip to the hospital, as she and Jack prepared to go to bed, her water broke and Jack had to pla…

My bond with God, not an act of pretence to stay relevant in the industry - Majid Micheal replies critics

Award winning Ghanaian actor, Majid Michel, has replied critics suggesting that he’s presenting himself as an appointed minister of God so as to remain a popular figure in the movie industry.
In a new Instagram post, the actor who since last year gave his life to Christ and has been sharing inspiring and Godly posts on social media, said he didn’t become a true servant of God to seek attention from people
Adding that if he was still striving to be popular with men, he wouldn't be a bond-servant of Christ.
He wrote:

    ’Am I now trying to win the favor and approval of men, or of God? Or am I seeking to please someone? If I were still trying to be popular with men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.” GALATiANS 1:10.

Rihanna looks like everyone's favorite aunt at her niece's birthday party

We've all seen Rihanna the talented singer. We've also seen her as an impressive actress and as a humanitarian. Now we get to see another side of her - Rihanna the doting aunt. Rihanna is so obsessed with her niece, Majesty, and often posts photos of the little girl on her Instagram account. This weekend, the 29-year-old singer was at Majesty's birthday party and they both wore matching pink flowy dresses.
Riri was the life of the party and tried to get her little niece to have a good time. This will not be the first time Rihanna will make her niece's birthday an unforgettable event.
In 2015, she shared photos of her in her Flintstones costume at Majesty's Flintstones themed birthday party. Below is a video of Rihanna at Majesty's party this past weekend.

Photo of man posing inside a casket sparks outrage on social media

This viral photo of an unidentified man posing inside a casket has sparked outrage on Facebook. Many have condemned him for his action, while others simply wished him 'RIP'. Read some comments

Doctors are being ordered to perform virginity test on underage girls in Russia

Doctors in Russia have been ordered to carry out virginity test on underage girls. The test is to be done on girls under the age of 16 to gain evidence of sexual activity in the girls.
 The doctors are mandated to inform police about cases when virginity has been lost and also in cases where pregnancy or abortion has occurred.

The order was given by the Russian Investigative Committee and instructs doctors to check the “integrity of the hymen” and look for signs of damage.
This has sparked a public outcry from gynecologists and politicians alike who believe the checks will discourage young girls from seeing the doctor when they need to. In spite of the outrage, health minister Vladimir Shuldyakov said doctors must follow the order and “inform police about all cases when virginity was lost as well as about cases of pregnancies and abortions involving girls under 16 years old.”

The order is coming just months after domestic violence was partially decriminalized in the country such that do…

Diana Ross stuns at her son's wedding in California

Diana Ross 73, watched her eldest son, 29-year-old son Ross Naess get married to Kimberly Ryan at Rancho Dos Pueblos in Goleta, California on Saturday.  The soul diva and mother of 5, was joined by her daughter, actress Tracee Ellis Ross, her other daughters, Chudney Ross, Rhonda Ross, son Evan Ross, other family members and friends. The couple who have been together for 11 years and have 1 child together, with another on the way, finally got married on Saturday, June 10. More photos

Pope Francis threatens to fire Nigerian priests for refusal to obey him and their bishop

Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis has laid down an ultimatum to defiant Nigerian priests; lose your job if you don’t obey me and your bishop.

Pope Francis met with a delegation from the Ahiara diocese, on June 8 at the Vatican. The delegation from the diocese is an area where priests have been refusing to accept the 2012 appointment by the then pontiff, Benedict XVI, of the local bishop.
Defending the pope's unusual harsh order, Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, said that Francis was acting “for the good of the people of God” by threatening to suspend the priests from the ministry if they didn’t pledge in a letter, by July 9, “total obedience” to Francis and accept Bishop Peter Okpaleke’s appointment.

According to Associated Press, Pope Francis told the visiting delegation he was “very sad” about the priests’ refusal to obey and ruled out tribal loyalties as explaining the refusal.

Africa has been one of the continents where the Catholic church is growing. The faithful and clergy t…

South African police arrest 17-year-old girl for stabbing her rapist to death

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has arrested a 17-year-old girl for  stabbing to death a man who allegedly made an attempt to rape her.
The suspect whose name was withheld was recently arrested by the Police in Maake, outside Tzaneen after she allegedly killed the 21-year-old man at Sofaya Village in the Sekororo area of the Maake Policing precinct.
According to SAPS, the 17-year-old claimed she was heading to a local tavern when she met the 21-year-old man who wanted to rape her. As she won’t let the man have his way. She fought back, overpowered and disarmed him of his knife, and then stabbed him to death.

The lifeless body of the man was found with multiple stab wounds by a SAP official along the road during routine patrols.

The report also indicated that the girl handed herself over to the Police after killing the alleged rapist and she’s expected to appear before the Lenyenye Magistrate’s Court today, while investigations are still ongoing.

Jonah Hill shows off his slim figure

Actor Jonah Hill who seems to lose weight and put it back on, has lost a lot of weight again. The 33 year old stepped out in Los Angeles on Saturday looking slim again. This current weight sure looks good on him!

Heavy rainfall causes bridge to collapse at Mokwa-Jebba road in Kwara State

A bridge at Tatabu village along Mokwa - Jebba road, collapsed due to heavy rain fall Monday, thereby halting vehicular movement from both sides. Officers and Men of the Federal Road Safety Corps led by the Unit Commander ACC Danladi Samari were on the scene to inspect the collapse bridge. Motorists plying Mokwa - Jebba road have been advised to use alternative routes. More photos...

Billionaire son, Paddy Adenuga, has a message for all the people sliding into his DM

Paddy is the son of billionaire businessman, Mike Adenuga. According to him, this is a subtle message to all the people sliding into his DM.

Freeze calls out Bobrisky for wearing a fake Rolex wristwatch

Knowing Bobrisky very well, we can surely expect a clapback for this one. Lol. Cool FM's Freeze called him out for wearing a fake Rolex wristwatch. In an Instagram post, Freeze wrote:

    'I respect Bob a lot as I can see how far he has come and how well he has done for himself. However, as a good friend of the brand and from the point of view of a customer, I can categorically inform you that this is not a Rolex".

Filming wraps on The Wedding Party 2 in Dubai

Eager fans are one step closer to enjoying the sequel to Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie
Lagos, Nigeria - After a couple of weeks of shooting in the ‘Jewel of the Middle East’, The Wedding Party 2 is now in post-production, with many weeks ahead of editing footage, sound and special effects, before the film can be screened at its first festival.
The cast and crew worked amidst jaw-dropping scenery and spectacular venues, thanks to Dubai Tourism and a host of local partners. By all accounts the movie will be a visual treat. The director, Niyi Akinmolayan, enjoyed shooting in Dubai and is excited about the next stage. “It has been a remarkable opportunity to film in Dubai – it was magical and the team was awesome. We are thrilled to create something special for viewers and we are sure that they will be impressed with the movie,” he said.

Mo Abudu, Executive Producer for EbonyLife Films, was also delighted about being in Dubai. “We had a really tough schedule, but we are happy to be mov…

Math Teacher charged with having sex with three students

A North Carolina charter school Math teacher, Erin McAuliffe, 25, was arrested last Thursday for allegedly having sex with three male students: two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old.

  The Rocky Mount Preparatory teacher was charged with "three counts of sexual activity with a student and one count of indecent liberties with a minor".

Police officially launched an investigation into McAuliffe on May 5, when school officials reported alleged misconduct. The day before the report from officials, McAuliffe was fired from the charter school over the suspicions.

After detectives conducted numerous interviews with both students and staff members, a warrant for the teacher's arrest was issued, and she was arrested shortly thereafter.

It was then determined by police that McAuliffe's alleged sexual interactions with the three boys took place off school property.
The Rocky Mount Prep job was the first time McAuliffe worked as a teacher full-time, according to her Linkedin profile.