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Nick Cannon Will Host the First-Ever People Magazine Awards

The first-ever People magazine awards were announced last week, and the event’s lineup just keeps getting better! The weekly publication confirmed this morning that Nick Cannon will take the stage as host of the event, which is set to air next Thursday, Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. “People Magazine has created an indelible imprint on pop culture and it is truly an honor for me to be asked to host their very first televised live awards ceremony,” Cannon says.

Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, and Kate Hudson were previously confirmed to appear at the awards, and People has just added Kate Upton, Mindy Kaling, and Josh Groban to the list of attendees as well. With a lineup like that, the event is sure to be a must-see!

Keira Knightley Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child With James Righton

The British actress has just been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award for her supporting work in The Imitation Game, but Keira won't be toasting the exciting news with champagne. Multiple media outlets including Us Weekly and E! News are reporting she's pregnant.

This will be the first child for Knightley, 29, and her husband, James Righton. According to reports, she is more than three months along.
Righton — the 31-year-old co-vocalist and keyboardist for London-based band Klaxons — and Keira tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in France in the summer of 2013. It was so low key, in fact, that the fashion icon recycled a Chanel dress to wear on her wedding day.

The Begin Again actress previously told Vogue that while she hopes to have a family one day, she won't give up her career to do so.

“Would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No," she said. "On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men, without being sneer…

Nollywood stars visit President Jonathan at Aso rock

Nollywood stars under the aegis of Nigeria's Creative Professionals yesterday paid a thank you visit to President Jonathan at the State House for his support to the creative enterprise in Nigeria. The actors were led by the president of the group, Segun Arinze. 

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Chinedu Ubachukwu winner of Gulder Ultimate Search 2014 releases new photos

Chinedu Ubachukwu winner of Gulder Ultimate Search 2014 looking cute and dapper in his new photo shoot. See more pics below

Work in progress - World Record Breaking Star Bottle Tree

Nigeria’s leading beer brand, STAR has commenced the building of the largest bottle tree in the world made with 8000 beer bottles at Eko Atlantic Bar Beach Stretch, Victoria Island, venue of the much anticipated Lagos Countdown 2014.

The STAR Bottle Tree will stand, as an iconic landmark shining on into the New Year 2015.

A first of its kind in the country, the Star Tree symbolizes the greatness of the Nigerian spirit personified by Star Lager, the country's first indigenous beer brand.

The Star Tree, when finished will break the current World Record of 1000 beer bottles being held by the Chinese in the city of Shanghai for being the first tree made with 8000 beer bottles. 

Fans and lovers of innovation were not left out in the process of building the Tree as they submitted empty bottles for the record-breaking feat. Follow conversations on social media, using the hashtags #ShineInto2015 #StarBottleTree

Lindsay Lohan Has Her Own App

Taking a page from the Kim K. playbook, Lindsay Lohan is releasing her own app, Lindsay Lohan's The Price of Fame, described as a "parody on celebrity culture and paparazzi."

"I love this game and am happy to be part of it," Lindsay said in a statement. "It's so much fun!"

It works like this: you are a new celebrity, navigating the ups and downs of fame. While the game is a free download, users will need to pay up to level up: in-app purchases range from 99 cents for the "Red Carpet" accessory pack to $99 for the "Black Card."

If the premise sounds familiar, it's for a reason. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, which was released earlier this year, is expected to make $200 million this year from in-app purchases. Who wouldn't want a slice of that pie?

The Price of Fame is available in Apple's App Store, Google Play, and on Amazon.

NEMA confirms 32 dead, 47 injured in Jos bomb blast

The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has confirmed 32 people dead and 47 injured in the twin bomb blast that rocked the city of Jos, Plateau state 2days December 11th.

Kim Kardashian Reacts to Pippa Middleton's 'Rear of the Year' Remarks

Kim Kardashian is clearly putting Pippa Middleton's diss behind her.
The Duchess of Cambridge's sister wrote a column for The Spectator's Christmas Special and reflected on the year of booty, and in it, dismissed the reality star's raunchy Paper magazine shoot.

In case you need a refresher, Pippa wrote:

"No year is complete without a bottom story, and the ‘Rear of 2014' award undoubtedly goes to Kim Kardashian, after her posterior exploded all over the Internet last month. I must say that mine — though it has enjoyed fleeting fame — is not comparable."

As you recall, Pippa's behind received a lot of attention during the royal wedding.

Middleton, 31, continued, "But the Kim-butt story did make me pause. What is it with this American booty culture? It seems to me to be a form of obsession. Kim's aim, apparently, was to break the Internet, but I'm not sure she's going the right way about it."

The 34-year-old Keeping Up With the Kar…

Obasanjo's book sells out, SSS block importation of more copies

The controversial autobiography of former President Olusegun Obasanjo titled "My Watch" has reportedly sold out just four days after it was officially launched.

An associate to the former President who spoke with Sahara Reporters, said Obasanjo has exhausted the first copies of the book. “Baba sold all the copies that were brought in,” the associate said

The book sold out despite a high court injunction to stop it from circulating. A judge had ordered that copies of the book be confiscated by the police and the DSS after Obasanjo went ahead to launch it despite a court order not to do so...

The associate of the former President who spoke to SR said SSS have stopped the importation of more copies of the book. “The SSS people have told us that they won’t allow more copies of the book into the country,”

The three volume book among many things, critiqued the leadership style of President Jonathan as well as his former VP Atiku Abubakar, Late President Yar'Adua as well former Gov…

Boris Kodjoe lands Lagos for opening of Escape Night club

The Hollywood actor and model landed Lagos yesterday in the afternoon. He's here to host the grand opening of Escape Night Club in Lagos.

Zoe Saldana Gives Birth to Twin Boys

Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana and her Italian artist husband, Marco Perego, have welcomed twin boys, according to E! Online.

These are the first children for the couple, who secretly wed in the summer of 2013.

Though rumors sparked in July that Saldana was expecting two bundles of joy, the 36-year-old actress didn't confirm that fact until early October. When asked about what she might dress up as for Halloween, she officially let the world know that she was pregnant with twins.

"I might. I might need three costumes," she quipped as she rubbed her belly. "I might have to make some adjustments, but it would be nice."

Speaking of clothing adjustments, throughout her pregnancy, Saldana proved to have impeccable maternity style. Though she admitted that she was "hungry all the time" (and even declared her love of Magnolia cupcakes on Instagram) she also stressed that it was important to her that she kept feeling sexy.

"People think that t…

Listen to Cobhams Asuquo’s Christmas song, ‘Star of Wonder’

Song-writer, music producer and artist, Cobhams Asuquo has released a new song in line with the festive spirit.

The song ‘Star of Wonder’ is his version of popular Christmas song ‘We Three Kings’.

The song is a message to all his fans and he released it saying: “This is one of my favorite carols and as I sat in my studio making this music, I thought of you. You may wonder, how do i know you? But I remember everyone who say s a kind word, everyone who tweets back at me, reaches out on Facebook, everyone who waves at me; please don’t be mad if I don’t wave back its just that I don’t see and someone has to tell me to wave back at you, everyone who loves what I do, I do it because of you. and so let the star of wonder guide you to your perfect light this year and in the coming year AMEN. I LOVE YOU! – Cobhams Asuquo”​

Police arrest 13yr old girl wearing explosives-packed vest in Kano

This 13 year old girl (pictured above) wearing an explosives-packed vest was arrested in Kano state 2days ago December 11th. The girl was arrested after she and a male accomplice walked into a clinic seeking medical treatment. Suspicious hospital staff alerted police who immediately arrested the two.

On searching her, Police discovered explosives hidden under her hijab. The police later revealed that the young girl was from Bauchi and was part of the 'suicide team' that attacked a market in Kano on Wednesday Dec. 10th.

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Osun 2007 bomb explosion: Court sentences prime suspect to death by hanging

The prime suspect of the bomb explosion that rocked the premises of Osun State Secretariat, Abeere on June 14th 2007, Mr Richard Abayomi Adesanmi, has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Osun state high court that sat 2days ago December 11th.

Justice Adeyinka Aderibigbe who presided over the case, convicted Adesanmi on all the six-count charge, including murder and conspiracy to effecting unlawful purpose...

During its investigation, the police found that the vehicle that blew up belonged to Mr Adesanmi and some materials used in the making of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found in the trunk of his car.

On the day of the blast, Mr Adesanmi and four others had stationed his Peugeot 504 saloon car with registration number AL 850 NND, near the Ministry of Water Resources and Rural Development and in the course of coupling the bomb explosive, the bomb went off, killing one Taye who was in the car with them.

Two others in the vehicle fled the scene during the commotion that ensued…

I Will Govern Nigeria in Accordance with the Constitution – Buhari

Retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate in the February 14, 2015 presidential election, on Thursday promised to govern the country in accordance with the Nigerian constitution if elected.

Buhari made the promise at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere in his acceptance speech after being declared the winner of the party’s presidential primary.

The Chairman of APC National Convention Committee, Kayode Fayemi, who declared the results of the primary, said that Buhari polled a total of 3,430 votes to defeat former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who got 954votes.

Fayemi said that Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State scored 974 votes while Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo got 624 and Sam Nda-Isaiah, the Publisher of Leadership Newspapers, polled 10 votes.

Buhari, after being declared winner, said: “I understand there are challenges ahead. I promise that my administration will govern Nigeria in accordance with the constitution.’’

He p…

Rihanna and Kim K stun at RiRi's charity event

Kim K looked beautiful in a plunging sheer sequin gown, which she wore over a revealing bodice as she attended Rihanna's first-ever Annual Diamond Ball held in honour of the Clara Lionel Foundation at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills last night. Rihanna looked even more stunning in a rose satin gown. See more pics from the charity event after the cut...

 Rihanna with her brothers, mother, aunt and grandfather

Then she changed to this beautiful dress to perform...