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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Photos: Mother of 3 bludgeoned to death by her husband while she slept at their home

31 year old mother of three Giorgina Nigro was allegedly bludgeoned to death on July 22nd by her husband of 14 years while she slept at their home in New Jersey. Giorgina and Vito Nigro, 42, (both pictured) had been due to attend couple's counseling hours before the brutal murder.

Vito, who has three children under 10 with his Giorgina, then tried to kill himself by throwing himself into traffic. He was saved and rushed to the hospital where he remains in a stable condition. He has been charged with murder. 

Buhari appoints Umaru Garba Danbatta as new NCC boss

President Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Umaru Garba Danbatta as the new Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Prof. Danbatta, who holds a Doctorate Degree in Electronic Engineering, takes over from Dr. Eugene Juwah whose tenure expired on July 29, 2015.

Boko Haram initiates moves for dialogue – CCC

The Executive Secretary of the Center for Crisis Communication CCC, Air Commodore Yusuf Anas (rtd) says Boko Haram members have made contacts with the center to initiate dialogue with the federal government on how to stop their activities in Nigeria.

This comes after President Buhari stated in a recent CNN interview that he's open for dialogue with the sect members.Air Comodore Anas said this during a press briefing in Abuja today August 4th.

Heads Up: Secure with N1million deposit

As humans with needs and responsibilities one thing we all crave for is financial security. This is why we work to earn a living. However, working alone doesn’t guarantee financial security, where do you put your money? All over the world, real estate is considered as one of the most secure form of investments.

50 Cent's mansion costs him $70k a month to maintain, his new bankruptcy filing reveals

50 Cent went to court yesterday to file a new bankruptcy claim and in his filing, revealed that he spends $72,000 a month to live in his mansion in Connecticut which is on 17 acres of land, has its own private casino, basketball court, 52 rooms including nine kitchens, stripper poles, a helicopter pad and a private cinema.

The massive home - which is one of the biggest private residences in America, was once owned by former boxer Mike Tyson who also filed for bankruptcy while living in the mansion. 50 bought it in 2003 for $4.1million and spent another $6m renovating the house.

Buhari Appoints ExxonMobil Vice-chair as new NNPC GMD

According to a statement released by presidential spokesperson, president Buhari has appointed Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Dr. Kachikwu, who was the Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Exxon-Mobil (Africa), is to take over from Dr. Joseph Thlama Dawha.

Dr. Kachikwu hails from Onicha-Ugbo in Delta State. He is a first class graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Nigerian Law School. The new NNPC Chief Executive also has Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Law from the Harvard Law School.

Omawumi's husband shares photo of himself with their two children

The proud father of 2, Tosin Yusuf, shared a photo of himself with his daughter and newborn son on his instagram page. He called them his prince and princess... adorable!

Breaking News: Shooting at Drake's OVO Fest after-party - 2 dead

Two people are dead and others are wounded after someone began shooting at Drake's OVO Fest after-party in Toronto in the early hours of today. TMZ reports below..
It happened just after 3 AM Tuesday. Someone began shooting inside Muzik nightclub, where Drake was hosting the official after-party. One person was shot dead inside the club. At least one gunman took it outside the club and more gunshots filled the air.

SuperSport New Football Season Online 2015

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Photos: Dangote, Wale Tinubu, Oshiomhole, Donald Duke, others attend DJ Cuppy's event in Lagos

On August 1st, Federal Palace Hotel witnessed the convergence of music lovers, fashion creatives, business moguls and more as everyone brought the glam to the kick off the launch for DJ Cuppy’s 8 Country African tour in Lagos. The concert was attended by the likes of Cuppy’s dad, Femi Otedola, Aliko Dangote, Segun Agbaje, Wale Tinubu, Aig Imoukhuede, Dele Momodu, Donald Duke, Adams Oshimhole, Iyanya, Ali Baba, and many more. See the photos after the cut...

Pic of 16yr old PKK suicide bomber who detonated bomb in Turkey Army trench released

Harun Çekdar, a member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) detonated an explosive vest in a Turkey Army trench near Cizre on July 30th injuring many and killing himself. His picture was released by the group yesterday. A photo of his body after the incident after the cut...

8 killed, many injured in latest Boko Haram raid in Adamawa State

On Sunday night, Boko Haram militants attacked Kulbachuwa village in Madagali LGA of Adamawa State. 8 people were killed and many injured. The revelation was made on yesterday by Emmanuel Tsamdu, the Member representing Madagali in the Adamawa State House of Assembly who spoke with newsmen.

Tsamdu revealed that he along with the immediate past speaker of Adamawa Assembly, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and other prominent indigenes had to mobilize over 200 local hunters to chase the insurgents away from the community.

Kim K travels to New Orleans to celebrate a fan's 21st birthday with her

Kim Kardashian is currently in New Orleans purposely to celebrate a fan's 21st birthday with her. The birthday is today. (the photo above was taken in 2013 at Kanye's concert in New Orleans)
"I'm a firm believer that God puts people in your life for a certain reason. So thankful that He put Kim in mine. All I want is for people to see how dope, sweet, selfless, and amazing Kim is. Don't let the media blind you."- Myleeza wrote

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Photos: New Service Chiefs arrive senate for their screening today

The newly appointed Service Chiefs are currently at the Senate where they are expected to be screened by the senate members. They were appointed on July 13 by Pres. Buhari. More pics after the cut...

Video/Photos: Cristiano Ronaldo dresses up as a homeless man & pranks Madrid with his football skills

The homeless man walking with that dog is the world's best and one of the richest footballers - Cristiano Ronaldo - but as he walked on the streets of Madrid over the weekend, nobody paid him any attention - because nobody knew it was him. He was disguised in fake beard, hair and fat suit.

He took to the streets of Madrid and showed off some of his football skills. Occasionally, passers-by will stop to watch his impressive football skills, especially when he replicates Ronaldo's trade-mark step-overs, but no one knew it was Ronaldo himself. Then he reveals himself. What follows is sweet.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa denies owing bank

Former House of Representative member, Abike Dabiri has refuted claims by the Nigerian Deposit Money Banks that a company in which she is a director, Thriller Eneavours, was owing Diamond bank N122million. She tweeted that doesn't even know the said company. More tweets after the cut..

This Huddah Monroe sef! See the photo she just posted on IG

The former BBA Housemate shared the pic on her instagram page and wrote " Picked the best outfit for the pool party this Saturday at Best western . What do you guys think ? Should I Add a bikini or not ?" See the full pic after the cut...

2face & One Mic All Stars release hot party jam, ‘Drum Roll’

Drum Roll is the first official single by the One Mic All Stars; a group of three gifted vocalists and one talented rapper (Acetune, L.A.S.E, Zorah and Jay Dreamz) looking to make a dent in the African music industry. The single which was produced by Password is a catchy pop song already making waves since its debut. It celebrates confidence and originality and has a sing along quality that endears it to the listener. 

Drum Roll features the multi –award winning 2Face Idibia and Jitey, a fast rising songstress from Benin City. 

Photos from actress Taiwo Aromokun twins birthday celebration in London

Anjoreoluwa and Anjolaoluwa Aromokun celebrated their 2nd birthday in London last Sunday. In attendance were their mum, other family members, actress Jaye Kuti, actress Tolu Oke, Bisi Hassan and former Miss Nigeria UK. See the photos after the cut...

Azealia Banks drags K. Michelle by her G-string & fake butt!

The fight started over the weekend when rapper Azealia Banks (right) trash talked singer K. Michelle (left) after K abruptly pulled the plug on their joint tour. Azealia's trashy talks about K. Michelle canceling their tour was retweeted by many forcing K to respond by cryptically Tweeting about a 'poor lizard' who needed money.

K. Michelle shouldn't have because Azealia went for her jugular. See all the tweets after the cut...

Dear LIB readers; Men need to be more open about their income with their wives

From a male LIB reader
My friend got married 3 years ago. Last weekend we were gisting about family life and he told me that his wife knows what his monthly income is and every other bulk payments he gets from work. I asked him if he thought it was a good idea. His reason is that he does it to have peace of mind. That his wife has never asked him for what he cannot afford to give her. After a deep thought I decided to do the same.
So last Monday night I called my wife and showed her my recent letter of emolument and explained how our income comes monthly.

It's not only in Nigeria that security agents misbehave sometimes (photos)

A soldier in Kenya seen forcing a man to do press ups in the middle of the road in Mathare slums yesterday morning. See more photos after the cut...

Householdmax.com launches for Home Shopping in Nigeria

The first household item store, www.householdmax.com in Nigeria was launched on 24th of July! Householdmax.com, an e-commerce store the first household items online store to be launched in Nigeria. The online store’s goal is to provide authentic householdproducts such as Kitchen appliances, Groceries, home & living products and cool birthday gifts.

Irate mob kill NIS officer mistaken for robber in Nairobi

A National Intelligence Service officer was beaten to death by a mob while his colleague escaped death narrowly in Donholm on Sunday evening as they attempted to clear a traffic jam. The two officers, both based at the NIS headquarters, had alighted from their car and tried to control traffic but members of the public mistook them for robbers.

Following the confrontation, one of the officers shot a resident in the hip and this brought more people to descend on the men. One escaped, one was killed.

How I escaped death from angry Lagos mob - Nigerian writer shares experience

Writer and reporter Famous Phamous shares his experience in the hands of a frustrated Lagos Mob
In a very long gaze over a shrunk moment, I looked death in the face, deep into its dark,  drab and dirty eyeballs but it flinched and shied away. In that moment, my spirit divorced my senses and my heart eloped with my emotions. Standing yet I was lying flat face-down.
That death is a journey, it’s not a lie. It’s just some truth tellers saying what they know not. On Monday, the 3rd of August, 2015, I had a true awe gust. I traveled to two worlds without leaving my place.

Buhari calls for inclusion of Islamic books in federal schools’ Curriculum

President Buhari has called on the Federal Ministry of Education to include two Islamic Studies books written by the late Justice Muhammad Bashir Sambo in the secondary school curriculum for all Federal Government Colleges.

According to The News Agency of Nigeria, President Buhari gave the directive at the weekend in Kaduna while launching the reviewed editions of the books which were first published in 1974.

Yay! I made Credit Suisse 50 Movers And Shakers In Africa list

Wow! So honored. I made Credit Suisse's 50 Movers and Shakers in Africa list. Credit Suisse Bank of Switzerland has a quarterly magazine called The Bulletin which is usually distributed to their high net worth and private banking clients all across the world and they recently published an issue on Africa and put me in their list of 50 people making things happen in the continent. Yay!

Don’t Do This to Lose Weight!

A lot of gimmicks have been concocted to deceive people who are desperate to lose weight or reshape their bodies fast. The truth is, the best weight loss methods require consistency, determination, and do not have side effects that will cost you your health. These tried and true methods are exercise, healthy eating, and waist training.

Photos: Fuel tanker involved in accident along Ikorodu road

A fuel tanker carrying petroleum product was involved in a ghastly accident at Mobil junction close to Anthony bustop along the busy Ikorodu road this morning. Petroleum products spilled all over the road but thankfully no one died in the incident. Fire service and LASTMA officials are already at the scene to contain the situation. More photos after the cut...

Photos: VP Osinbajo in Zambia to commission Dangote cement factory

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arrived Zambia yesterday for a one day visit where he will be joining the Zambian president, Edgar Chagwa Lungu to commission a 1.5Mt Dangote Cement plant and 30MW coal-fired power plant in Ndola, Zambia. Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomole and some top Nigerian businessmen are in Zambia for the commissioning. More photos after the cut...

Senators, Businessmen, politicians make list of chronic bank debtors

Nigerian Deposit Money Banks on Monday continued with the policy of naming and shaming their delinquent debtors with further publication of the names of firms and their directors whose loans have become non-performing for more than one year.

While nine banks published the names of the loans defaulters on Monday, four banks released the lists of their chronic debtors, owing a total of N143.81bn, on Tuesday. The four banks are First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Access Bank Plc, Diamond Bank Plc and Unity Bank Plc.

9yr old boy dies after being accidentally struck in the head with a bat during baseball game

Kaiser Carlile, the bat boy for the Liberal Bee Jays summer baseball team in Liberal, Kansas, was struck in the head with a bat as a player took practice swings during a game against the San Diego Waves on Saturday August 1st. Carlile, who was wearing a helmet, immediately slumped. He was rushed to the hospital where he died the following day. The bat had pierced through his helmet.

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Governor Ambode appoints 19 new permanent secretaries

Press statement from Lagos state government
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the appointment of 19 new Permanent Secretaries in the State Public Service. In a statement issued on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, the appointments are in line with the Governor’s drive to restructure the civil service for efficient performance and service delivery. The development is also coming on the heels of the streamlining of some existing Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) aimed at ensuring greater efficiency.

5 children died after unattended SUV they were in rolled into a pond

Five children drowned after an SUV they were traveling in plunged into a pond near a temple in Bihar, East India yesterday Monday August 3rd. Of the deceased, three are girls and two boys, aged between eight and twelve. The heart-breaking incident took place at Brahmpur village in western Bihar’s Buxur district.

Buhari orders reduction of recurrent expenditure in 2016 budget

In a statement released yesterday by Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari yesterday ordered the National Planning Commission to go back to the drawing board and produce the framework for the 2016 national budget that will reduce recurrent expenditure and prioritize developmental projects.

Shehu said the President gave the order after receiving a briefing from the Executive Secretary of the commission, Dr. Bassey Akpanyung, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Infinix Mobility targets talented Nigerians with #TheHottestOne social media contest

Infinix Mobility today officially launched an online contest tagged #TheHottestOne aimed at identifying and rewarding talented young Nigerians. This follows the success of previous similar online contests organized by the company, notably #TheNextHero  and #Zero2Hero campaigns, both of which actively engaged the Nigerian youth demographic to suggest desired phone features and share their inspiring stories respectively. 

Burundian Journalist and AFP correspondent arrested and beaten

According to Esdras Ndikumana, (pictured above), who is a reporter with AFP, he was taking photos at the scene of the assassination of Burundian top general on Sunday in the capital Bujumbura when he was arrested by members of the National Intelligence Service (SNR) and taken to their office where he was subjected to severe beatings on his back, legs and the soles of his feet. They also broke his finger. He was later released and hospitalized...
"We will seek explanations from the authorities in Burundi and an assurance that such an incident will not happen again. Our correspondent must be able to continue to carry out his work in complete safety" Michele Leridon, AFP's Global news director said in a statement.
The political crisis in Burundi has seen many independent media outlets shut down and many journalists have fled the country or have gone into hiding because of threats and attacks.

Stylish Annie and 2face at Uti Nwachukwu's birthday

The couple pictured at Uti's 33rd birthday last night...

Kim K shows off her baby bump

Kim K showed off her baby bump as she stepped out with friends in New Orleans. She's glowing. More photos after the cut..

El-Rufai Sacks ADC for Insurbordination

Kaduna state Governor Malam Nasir el-Rufa’i last week sacked his Aide De Camp (ADC), ASP Abdullah Usman over allegations of insubordination.
Governor el-Rufa’i had particularly asked the Police authority to appoint ASP Usman to work with him after winning the gubernatorial election.

Cleaner loses his leg in 3rd escalator accident in China

A 35-year-old cleaner at a Shanghai mall had his left leg amputated after it became stuck in an escalator last night in the third such incredibly tragic and frightening case in just this past week.
 
CCTV footage released by Cloud Nine Shopping Mall has revealed what transpired in moments before the accident.

14 Contestants Qualify For MTN Project Fame Academy

14 lucky contestants have made it to the prestigious MTN Project Fame Academy after thousands of
hopeful youths went through the hurdles of making it to the Academy through the various auditions
held across the country.
The final contestants were unveiled at the Opening Gala that delivered on its promise of excitement and fun.

Chris Brown fights back, says he's a good Dad

Chris Brown, 26, is sick of hearing that he can’t see his daughter Royalty because he’s an unfit father which is what ex Nia Guzman, 31, is trying to perpetuate so she can get full custody of their baby! He’s fighting back against her allegations with everything he’s got, because he is desperate to keep this from happening.

See what Apongbo bridge looked like yesterday...because Balogun market was on 1-day recess

These photos were taken around 6.50pm yesterday August 3rd. If you're familiar with this route then these photos must shock you. There was absolutely no traffic...and that's because Balogun market was on a 1-day recess. Normally, by this time, there's serious traffic gridlock and people usually get robbed in that traffic. Isn't there something our securities agencies can do about Apongbo bridge? Please help people that ply that route daily. More photos after the cut...