Showing posts from March 25, 2014

Prince Charles arranges mass vaccination for Typhoon Haiyan victims

Five million doses of measles and rubella vaccine will be delivered to the Philippines, following a donation organized by Britain's Prince Charles. The virus has ravaged the country since Typhoon Haiyan -- known as Yolanda in the Philippines -- hit on November 8 last year, leaving more than 6,000 dead and nearly 1,800 unaccounted for. According to the Filipino Department of Health, 15,600 cases of measles were reported during the first 10 weeks of 2014, compared to just 5,863 cases during the whole of 2013. The spread of the virus has been exacerbated by mass migration, with nearly four million people displaced by the devastating typhoon, according to the country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. The immunization program will be mainly targeted at children aged from nine months to five year olds who are at most risk from the epidemic: the hope is that the plan will potentially save 5,000 lives. Prince Charles was in India at the time when Haiyan hit the Ph…

In Pictures: What happened to Dora Akunyili?

Professor Dora Akunyili, the former strong woman of National Agency for Food, Drug Administration Agency caused a stir when she appeared at the National Judicial Institute venue of the ongoing national conference in Abuja on Monday looking very pale and emaciated, a far cry from her usual vivacious self.
Many delegates could not recognise her at first glance as they were shocked by her almost ghoulish appearance. Dora who also served as Information Minister and who was a failed senatorial candidate in her native Anambra state, had to introduce herself to some of the delegates who found it hard to recognise her. She debunked earlier reports that she would miss the confab because of her illness.

On her facebook page on Tuesday, the former Iron Lady who as NAFDAC DG gave drug counterfeiters hell and whose tenure was globally celebrated for the clean up of the Nigerian pharmaceutical industry admitted that she has been ill: “I just came out of a major sickness, for which I thank Almighty God …

Kendall and Kylie Jenner Spoof Kim Kardashian's Vogue With Photoshop Faces

Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner are getting in on the Vogue fun! Kendall took to Twitter earlier today to retweet a spoof photo of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's headline-making Vogue magazine cover. In the pic, Kendall and Kylie's faces are Photoshopped over Kim and Kanye's. "love RT @KylieJenner: Sorry Kim," read the tweet (which has since been deleted by the E! stars). Pretty funny.

Celebs' Sexiest Bikini Selfies From Twitter and Instagram


                              Crystal Harris

                                     Kim Kardashian

                                 Kylie Jenner

                                                       Mariah Carey

                                                                Demi Lovato

Angry Mother Writes A Letter To The Examiner. It's Hard Not To Agree With Her


More pictures of the CBN inferno

The timely intervention of the Federal, State and private fire services on Tuesday evening saved the old headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria at Tinubu Square in central Lagos from being razed down. Mr Njoku Chika, Head of Fire Prevention, Federal Fire Service in Lagos, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fire started at about 5.00 pm from the first floor on the left wing of the five storey building. Chika said that the floor was housing the administrative department of the apex bank, stressing that the fire was put out by 5.10 pm. “Fire services from the Federal, State, UBA, Union Bank collaborated to put out the inferno. “The police and civil defence corps provided security to the areas.. No death was recorded,’’ Chika said. Mr Rasak Fadipe, Director, Lagos State Fire Service, told NAN that one of his men was injured in the thick smoke, but the man was resuscitated. The Central Bank now has its head office in Abuja. In a statement Tuesday evening, bank assured stakeholder…

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Separate

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have just announced that they are separating.
They revealed the news via a post on Gooptitled "Conscious Uncoupling." The statement reads: "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much, we will remain separate." The couple have been married since 2003 and have two children together, Apple and Moses. In the statement, they also say they'll remain close for their children: "We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children, and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hop…

P. Diddy No More? Sean Combs Becomes Puff Daddy Again

Apparently, Sean "Diddy" Combs is back to being Puff Daddy again, but the hip hop mogul insists it's not a name change. The Revolt boss took to Twitter to share a teaser for his upcoming single "Big Homie," in which he introduces himself as Puff Daddy, the moniker the rapper was best known by in the late '90s. Presented by Big Boy Entertainment, Puff Daddy is back and better than ever in the clip, hitting the streets of NYC while teasing a collaboration with Rick Ross and French Montana. And despite the fact that it's been years since we last referred to Combs as Puff, the record producer insists he's simply going back to what he has always been, taking Twitter to address the reports of a name change.

Pharrell Williams Endorses Hillary Clinton For President: 'She's Gonna Win!'

Pharrall Williams leaves his famous hat at home on the cover of GQmagazine’s April 2014 issue.
Here’s what the 40-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:
On his Oscars snub: “Well, trust me: when they read the results, my face was…frozen. But then I thought about it, and I just decided just to…let it go.”
On Hillary Clinton being the next president of the US: “Let me tell you why Hillary’s going to win. Everywhere you go in this country, you have red and blue. You got the Democrats; you got the Republicans. You got the Bloods; you got the Crips. You know what else is red and blue? Blood. Blood is blue in your body until air hits it, and then it turns red. That means there’s unity. There’s gonna be unity. So when you think about a night where there’s late-night talk-show hosts and it’s mostly women, that’s a different world. Right? A world where 75 percent of the prime ministers and the presidents were women: that’s a different world. That’s gonna happen, and it’s gonna happen whe…

Nick Cannon Sparks Controversy By Sporting Whiteface

Nick Cannon boldly sports a white face in a newly posted pic on Instagram! “It’s official… I’m White!!! #WHITEPEOPLEPARTYMUSIC #Wppm in stores April 1st!!!!!!Dude Go Get It!!!Join The Party!!!! #GoodCredit #DogKissing #BeerPong #FarmersMarkets #FistPumping #CreamCheeseEating #RacialDraft “Bro I got drafted!!” the 33-year-old America’s Got Talent host captioned the pic.
He said with a surfer accent in a video, “Introducing Connor Smallnut!! #wppm.” Check out the video! After sparking some debate online, Nick tweeted, “It’s funny how people take themselves so seriously. People love drama! We feed off of it. Just relax and have fun!!”

Chris Hemsworth & Elsa Pataky Announce Twins' Names -- See First Photo!

Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky just revealed the names of their newborn baby boys – and shared the most precious pic of the twins!

The 37 year-old actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to brag about her bundles of joy. 

"They are already home. Tristan and Sasha arrived in this world 18 March just after the full moon. Complete happiness!!" Elsa wrote. 

The two boys join the couple's 22-month-old daughter India Rose.

While the snapshot only shows the twins’ feet, we know the Hemsworth boys have good genes, so these bouncing baby boys will be just as adorable as their older sister.

Congratulations to the proud parents!

Our ordeal in B’Haram’s den –Female abductees

Members of the boko haram sect

Two women abducted by Boko Haram insurgents  in the North-East have given a rare account of life as captives. While one who  was held captive for 15 days, said she had a marriage proposal from one of the Islamist militants, the other said she was almost turned into a killer. “They asked me if I am Christian or Muslim. I said I am a Christian,” said 23-year-old Liatu, as she recounted her ordeal   in the hands of Boko Haram members to the British Broadcasting Corporation. “On the 11th day (in captivity), they brought a man to me and said that he liked me and that  I should convert to Islam so that he can marry me,” she added in the report published by the BBC on Monday. Liatu claimed that in Sambisa Forest, Borno State, where she was taken to after being seized   at a roadblock last year, she witnessed the killing of 50 persons by the insurgents. According to her, the insurgents, who had earlier killed Muslims employed by the government, pr…

Diezani jet scandal: Reps to hire aviation expert

Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke

The House of Representatives gave indications on Sunday that it would engage the services of an aviation expert to assist in the investigation into the alleged N10bn expenditure on a private jet by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. The chartered aircraft is said to be maintained on a bill of 500,000 Euros or N3.120m monthly for Alison-Madueke’s personal use. A member from Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Adejare, who brought the issue before the House on Thursday last week, had stated that N3.120bn had been spent on the maintenance of the jet in the last two years. The matter was referred to the House Committee on Public Accounts for investigation. Investigations on Sunday showed that an aviation consultant would be hired to assist the committee in carrying out the assignment. “An expert in aviation matters has been contacted by the committee. He is to assist in guiding the committee on technical ar…

Delegates reject move to bar media from national confab

Delegates to the National Conference on Tuesday rejected proposed powers of the leadership to revoke accreditation of any media that publishes “unfair and offensive” report. The conference also rebuffed a complaint by the President, Public Interest Lawyers League, Mr. Abdul Mahmud, against a national daily which published photos of a few delegates caught sleeping at the plenary on Monday. Mahmud had also complained that the media misrepresented the conference when it reported that delegates requested for allowances for their aides. According to him, a request by a delegate cannot represent the general views of the delegates. Mahmud also requested the conference to warn the media against reporting events that could incite the public against the delegates. But the spokesperson of the Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, objected to the request. He said, “There should be no attempt to gag the media. We have not been sent here to come and sleep.” Supporting his view, the National Chairman of t…

ICPC re-arraigns Senator for alleged N200m fraud

The Independent Corrupt and other related offences Commission on Tuesday re-arraigned ex-Senator David Iornem before an Abuja Federal High Court for allegedly duping some unsuspecting Nigerians of over N200m through foreign universities admission racket. Iornem was arraigned before Justice Ahmed Mohammed on a 14-count criminal charge bordering on extortion and money laundering. Counsel for ICPC, Mr. Ebenezer Shogunle, told the court that Iornem ran two private foreign universities and duped some unsuspecting Nigerians through fraudulent admission offers. Joined as first and second accused in the suit were the two universities: Island Open University and Commonwealth University of Belize. Iornem was said to have conspired with one Bruce Duncan and others at large to commit the said crime. They were alleged to have published advertisements in which they offered fraudulent admissions to some Nigerians. The first accused was said to have acted as Consultant and Academic Adviser to the in…

Two die, 50 houses razed in Plateau communal clash

Two persons were on Tuesday confirmed dead and several wounded in a communal clash at a border between Pankshin and Kanke Local Government Areas of Plateau State. The Chairman of Pankshin Local Government, Mr Samuel Goar, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Pankshin. He said the clash was between Ngas and Pai people in Shiwer community of Pankshin LG and Dokpai community in Kanke council. The chairman said mostly affected areas in the crisis were Piri, Tigiya and Irnet villages within the Shiwer and Dokpai districts. He said it took the intervention of the security operatives and management of the two councils to stop the clash. The chairman explained that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday and left over 50 houses burnt with many people displaced. Goar said the area in dispute was a piece of land covering three villages. He said the clash was unfortunate and a sad one, noting that the communities had been living together for a very long time withou…

Justin Bieber Is Done with Tattoos … for Now!

Justin Bieber is taking a break from getting inked!

The singer shared a series of snapshots on InstagramTuesday, showing off his most recent tattoos. 

The 20 year-old posted pics of a new sleeve tat that consists of an animated boom box, a court jester, a grinning face, and what appears to be a Mario Brothers ghost. 

"Done with tats 4 a while... Where I wanna be," Bieber wrote alongside an image of his inked-up arm. 

It seems that the "Boyfriend" crooner has finally reached his tattoo limit. In addition to covering both arms, the walking work-of-art also has tats on his torso and legs. 

Considering the amount of ink on his body, it’s probably best that the Biebs is done with tats … otherwise he might run out of room. What do you think?

Naomi Campbell Laughs Off Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's Vogue Cover

Naomi Campbell is throwing some serious shade!

The stunning supermodel had no response to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Vogue cover while appearing on Australia's "The Morning Show," but her reaction to the question said everything.

"I do not want to comment," the 43-year-old said, when hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies bought up Kimye's cover. The brunette beauty then burst into laughter!

Once she stopped giggling, she added, "I'm a fashion model and I've been working for 28 years. And when you get Vogue cover, it's a build in your career... a stepping stone to achieve that."

When the hosts attempted to put words in her mouth, saying "Kim and Kanye haven't earned the right to be on the cover of Vogue?", Naomi carefully replied: "Those are your words, not mine! I'm being politically correct."

Well, her message seemed pretty clear! 

Campbell isn't the only star to speak out about the controversial cover…