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Photos: The Obamas host Nordic leaders to a state dinner

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US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle looked lovely as they hosted five Nordic leaders to a state dinner at the White House on May 13th. Michelle looked absolutely beautiful in her Naheem Khan off-the-shoulder ball gown while Obama looked dapper in his suit. Demi Lovato was at the dinner to serenade the guests with her lovely voice. Singer Jidenna, Janelle Monae, Common were also in attendance.

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She’s Bold, Growing & Happy! Seyi Shay Covers Guardian Life Magazine’s Latest Issue

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Music star Seyi Shay is glowing on the cover of Guardian Life magazine’s latest issue. The singer is described as “Bold, Growing and Happy”.

Ric Hassani, Vector Tha Viper and Bolu Olaitan Star in Sammies Couture Exciting 2016 Collection

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Sammies Couture‘s 2016 collection is on one hand an exciting exploration of colourful fabrication for men and on the other hand a let down with the other less colourful fabric choices. The colourful and more exciting pieces in this collection are things that I’d totally wear in a heartbeat without caring as much what the next person has to say, but the other pieces—although darker shades which I am most comfortable wearing—are a little too glossy for me.

N145 pump price will crash in three months- APC chairman says

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The leadership of the All Progressives Congress APC says the new N145 pump price of petrol will crash within thhe next three months. In a media briefing with newsmen in Abuja yesterday May 13th, the Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, says just like the Global System of Mobile telecommunication, GSM, the price of fuel is bound to reduce due to competitive market forces.

Tomato Shortage! MD confirms Dangote Tomato Processing Company suspends production

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If you had any doubts about considering agriculture as a business venture, this should help you make your decision. If you live in Nigeria, it is likely you have noticed the sky high cost of tomatoes right now. There is a shortage of tomatoes in Nigeria and this has led to rising prices and now it has affected production of tomato paste.

Beautiful! Australian mum reveals her adorable quintuplets in photo shoot

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Australian mother Kim Tucci who gave birth to quintuplets on January 28, 2016, just shy of 30 weeks, released a photo shoot of her surprise newborns.
According to BBC, 26-year-old mother took just two minutes to give birth to her four daughters and one son, who were conceived naturally. A team of 50 doctors and nurses assisted with the planned caesarean and all of the children were born healthy.

Wife of the Vice President Dolapo Osinbajo, Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Obiageli Ezekwesili, Nike Oshinowo and many more gather together for Etisalat-Sponsored “Hear Word” in Abuja

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It was a gathering of dignitaries from all  sectors last weekend, as Etisalat-Sponsored stage play, Hear Word made the final stop for its international tour at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Held at the Congress Hall of the prestigious Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, the show was led by the wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo. Other distinguished personalities at the event include the Chairman of Etisalat Nigeria,Hakeem Belo-Osagie and his wife, Myma Belo-Osagie; Patron, Etisalat Prize for Literature, Dele Olojede; wife of the Speaker, Federal House of Representatives, Mrs. Gimbiya Yakubu Dogara; Former Vice President of World Bank, Africa and Social Advocate, Oby Ezekwesili; President of DEPOWA, Mrs. Omobolanle Olonisakin; National President, NOWA; Theresa Ibass; National President, NAFOWA, Sadique Abubakar and National President, POWA, Agharase Arase, among others. The performance marked the end of the three continent tour, which kicked off in April at the renowned Harva…

Fuel Subsidy Removal: Increase Minimum Wage or Don’t Collect Tax from Minimun Wage Earners – Ben Murray-Bruce tells Buhari

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Senator representing Bayelsa East, Senatorial district, Ben Murray-Bruce has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase minimum wage to cushion the effects of subsidy removal.

Kunle Afolayan Unveils Plans to Hold the First Ever In-Flight Movie Premiere for “The CEO”

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Frontline actor, producer and director, Kunle Afolayan held a 45-minute screening of his new movie, ‘The CEO’ to members of the press, fans, friends and sponsors at the Silverbird Cinemas in Ikeja City Mall, Lagos on Wednesday, May 11th 2016. At the screening, he shared the first-of-its-kind plans for the release of his movie and reasons behind his choice.

Steve Harvey's daughter Karli shares photos from her maternity shoot

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Steve Harvey's daughter Karli is expecting her first child this summer with her husband, Ben Raymond. The mother-to-be took to Instagram to share lovely photos from a pregnancy shoot with husband.
"Motherhood has to be one of the greatest gifts. #TeamRaymond #8monthspregnant " she gushed.

Fuel Subsidy Removal: Buhari Made a “Courageous” and “Necessary” Decision – Tinubu

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National Leader of the All Progressive Congress and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that the president made a courageous decision to end the subsidy regime. According to Tinubu, “the president’s decision to reallocate funds once earmarked for the fuel subsidy and commit those funds to other more socially productive services and undertakings was a difficult decision. It was also a necessary one”.

Photos: North West & Penelope Disick show off their dancing skills as they twirl around in a salsa class

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Cousins North and Penelope showed off their moves as they danced Salsa together while in Cuba. North had her hair high in a top bun and wore a purple wrap outfit while Penelope wore a pink top and skirt. With their hired tutor guiding them on, the cousins held hands while giggling and danced to music on the dance floor. Kourtney, Kim & Kanye and Khloe Kardashian later joined in on the fun. 

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Gorgeous Naturalistas at The Kinky Apothecary’s Secret Natural Hair Brunch in May

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L-R Nibi Lawson of The Kinky Apothecary, Zim Ugochukwu of TravelNoire, Ngozi Opara of Heat Free Hair, Lola Maja of The Beauty Insider On Saturday May 7th, 2016, The Kinky Apothecary(www.thekinkyapothecary.com) hosted its second Secret Natural Hair Brunch in collaboration with The Heat Free Hair Movement. An exclusive group of ladies gathered at the Social Place, 33, Sinari Daranijo St, Victoria Island for mimosas and a 3-course meal catered by Ozoz Sokoh akaKitchen Butterfly. There was also a hair talk led by Nibi Lawson, founder of The Kinky Apothecary and Ngozi Opara, founder of The Heat Free Hair Movement (www.heatfreehair.com). To break the ice, the ladies, including presenter and actress Oreka Godis, took turns describing why they went natural, their natural hair journeys and any problems encountered along the way. An informal Question & Answer session then took place with Ngozi Opara and Nibi Lawson giving advice ranging from general hair health and building a healthy hair regime…

Take a Look at DJ Cuppy’s 2016 Promo Photos

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Even though DJ Cuppy has been busy wrapping up her Master’s Degree, therefore having less time for her DJ gigs, she has been keeping her fans updated via her social media pages. Cuppy is back on MTV‘s Uncommon Sense for a new season with Charlamagne, she has Dj’d at top clubs and private events in both London and the States and she has still managed to stay focused on her school work as she is scheduled to graduate from NYU this month of May.

Man yelling 'Allahu akbar' stabs four at Munich railway station, one confirmed dead

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A  young man killed one person and wounded three others in a knife attack at a German railway station on Tuesday, May 10 that prosecutors said had "an apparant Islamist motive". According to the police, the man slashed four people around 5am local time at the station in the town of Grafing east of Munich.

Noami Campbell stuns for the anniversary edition of Vogue Brazil

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45 year old British super model Naomi Campbell posed in an array of stunning shots for an editorial for the new issue of Vogue Brazil's anniversary edition. In a series of photos taken by photographer Zee Nunes, the beautiful model wore a collection of eye-catching clothes while posing in a sunlit street. See more photos from the inside spread as you continue.

Amb. Olakunle Churchill honoured as most enterprising personality of the year (Photos)

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Ambassador Olakunle Churchill has added another feather to his already feathered cap after he received a team of Nigeria Entrepreneur Awards at his new office in Abuja recently.

He was presented with an Award of the "Most Enterprising Personality Of The Year" in recognition of his excellent and exceptional contributions to the advancement of Entrepreneurship in Nigeria, especially with regards to his positive values and exemplary leadership which worthy of emulation.
Remarkably, the honour is one of the most prestigious and highly celebrated Business award in Nigeria, celebrating Entrepreneurs and game changers of Business in Nigeria for their continuing commitment to excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies.

The Young CEO's entrepreneurial acumen, diligence and hard work has ensured the survival and progress of the Big Church Groups under varying economic, political and socio-cultural environments.

‎Already nominated to be decorated with a honorary do…

Navy Declares Zero Tolerance for Militant Activities in the Niger Delta

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The Central Naval Command (CNC) of the Nigerian Navy on Thursday reiterated its resolve to deal with the resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta region. Rear Admiral Mohammed Garba, Flag Officer Commanding, CNC, said on assumption of command in Yenagoa that the navy had acquired the capacity to flush out recent resurgence of pockets of militant activities.

ATM hits cinemas nationwide after a star studded premiere

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Now, the anxious wait is over as the much publicized Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen's movie; 'ATM' (Authentic Tentative Marriage) which has already been dubbed the most hilarious movie of 2016 finally hits the cinemas nationwide on Friday May 13, 2016.

At the premiere on Friday May 6, 2016, foundation of Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos shook to its grounds as who is who in the Nigerian entertainment circle defied the Lagos traffic allegedly caused by the monthly RCCG Holy Ghost congress to grace the event.
As early as 5pm, movie enthusiasts had trooped out in their numbers for an event which started at 6:45pm. The open space of the galleria was jam-packed, a scene which held other customers of the galleria spell bound.

At the cinema hall, the space which could only accommodate about 200 seats had almost 500 viewers who were ready to withstand any hardship in their eagerness to watch the movie. Many stood for almost 2 hours when the additional movable chairs that were bro…

Official Photos: TVC Launches on DStv and GOtv

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Leading media organization in Nigeria, Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), owners of TVC has announced the launch of two of its channels on DStv and GOtv. TVC News Nigeria is now available on DStv channel 418 and GOtv channel 45, while TVC Entertainment is on GOtv channel 27. Confirming the launch, the Chief Executive Officer, CBS, Nigel Parsons disclosed that with the launch of the channels, CBS is on a momentous step to deepening its penetration and reach across Africa. Partnering with MultiChoice Africa reinforces TVC’s vision of being the continent’s first truly pan-African 24-hour news station, 24-hour Nigeria-centric news channel and 24/7 entertainment channel.

Photos from the white wedding of OAP Tosyn Bucknor in France

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OAP Tosyn Bucknor and her French husband, Aurelien Boyer,  had their white wedding‎ in France over the weekend. They had their traditional wedding in Lagos last November. Congrats to them. 
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Seyi Shay & Burna Boy Announced as Ambassadors for NSE’s Corporate Challenge

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The Nigerian Stock Exchange has unveiled music stars Seyi Shay and Burna Boyas the brand ambassadors for their Corporate Challenge.

Kendall Jenner covers Harper’s Bazaar’s June 2016 Issue | Talks Family, Fashion & Stardom

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Model Kendall Jenner is the cover star for Harper’s Bazaar’s June 2016 issue. The 20-year-old star talks to the magazine about everything from family to fashion and stardom. For her editorial spread she leaves little to the imagination in pieces by Chanel, Proenzer Schouler, Balmain, Michael Kors and more.

Olajumoke Orisaguna changes Modeling Agency to Beth Models

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Olajumoke Orisaguna has changed her modeling agency from Few Models run by Bolajo to Beth Models run by Elohor Aisien. The announcement was made via Olajumoke’s Instagram page. She wrote: New Management for the ‘Olajumoke Brand’ @bethmodelafrica. Thanks to my lawyer and the Best PR@zukiliciouz for this, grateful for the time with my previous management! Can’t wait to begin this journey, we are starting up with plans for the “Olajumoke Orisaguna foundation” details soon#WatchThisSpace#olajumokeorisaguna#Grateful#BethManagement.

Maggie Sottero – Lisette Collection

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Introducing the Fall 2016 bridal collection by Maggie Sottero Designs, an expression of lace, lace, a dash of tulle and some satin. An ethereal display of romance through the gentle use of shades of white, with either a gold or silver accent. An exquisite exploration of embellished luxurious ball gown dresses with sweetheart necklines and organza skirts to beaded lace appliqués and Swarovski crystals. Each hand-crafted gown is a reflection of my dedication to delivering best-in-class service, and making dreams a reality for every bride. – Maggie Sottero

FG considering N56,000 Minimum Wage - Minister of Labor says

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Minister of labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says the Federal government is carefully studying and considering the N56,000 minimum wage t that was proposed by the Nigeria Labour Congress last month. Ngige said this while receiving the executive members of the Organisation of Trade Unions of West Africa (OTUWA) in Abuja last week, May 9th.


Darey Art-Alade’s New Video “Pray For Me” features Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva

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Music starDarey Art-Aladeis out with the video to his hit song “Pray For Me” and he features Nollywood coupleOlu JacobsandJoke Silva.
Off his latest album Naked, “Pray For Me” tells a powerful, positive story of victory against all odds. Watch below.

Miss Nigeria USA 2016 Beauty Pageant + Meet the African Beauties Competing ; Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade, Kanayo Ebi & More Unveiled as Judges for

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Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade, DPiper Twins, A.J Ross, Moses Ebite, Ngozi Opara, Hananatu Tunis, Kanayo Ebi, Asumoh Enyiema and Charreah Jackson have been unveiled as the celebrity judges for the upcoming Miss Nigeria USA 2016 Beauty Pageant. The pageant, which kicked off in 2014, was established with the aim of celebrating the Nigerian woman by appreciating her beauty, talent, and physical skills as well as her unique qualities, goals & ambitions. The 2016 event is set to hold on the 28th of May at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in New York. The Finalists

Ciara is now a Model | Signs with IMG Models

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In addition to being a singer, dancer and all-round entertainer, Ciara has just signed with IMG Models which officially earns her the title of a model.

Beyonce steps out in Ankara

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Beyoncé and her Husband were spotted in Houston with Queen Bey wearing a beautiful Ankara dress. 

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Queen of Katwe’s Inspiring Trailer Starring Lupita Nyong’o & David Oyelowo is Here

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The trailer for Queen of Katwe is here and it’s definitely set to be one of this year’s most inspiring movies. Here’s the synopsis – Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

B-Red, April by Kunbi, Sina Rambo, Tola Odunsi & More Join Davido to Celebrate his Sister Coco and Caleb’s Traditional Wedding

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Mega hitmaker Davido and the Adeleke clan celebrated the traditional engagement of his older sister Coco and her husband Caleb Adaji in Lagos on Friday. Coco wore four stunning outfits for her special day! For their first outing, the bride and groom wore aso oke by popular aso-oke vendor Bimmms Alaso Oke, and makeup by Banke Meshida-Lawal. The event was planned by Zapphaire Events and the trending hashtag for the day was#CocoandCaleb2016. The colour scheme for the day was royal blue, silver or grey, with fabric by Temilady of Kwamuhle. Guests included King of Oke Ila, HKN signees B-Red, Sina Rambo, Tola Odunsi, designer Kunbi Oyelese of April by Kunbi, Bukky Karibi-Whyte and more.

Osas Ighodaro Ajibade Graces the Cover of the 2nd Anniversary Issue of Radiant Health Magazine

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Marking its 2nd Anniversary this year, the second 2016 issue of Radiant Health Magazine features top Nigerian Actress and philanthropist Osas Ighodaro Ajibade.  In this issue, the star reflects on her rising career, her mission to raise massive awareness on malaria and all things beauty and wellness.

“Our toilet Water is Cleaner than What 663 million People Drink” Matt Damon Opens Up About His Charity Work in Town and Country’s Philanthropy Issue

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Award-Winning Actor & Philanthropist Matt Damon opens up about his charity work with Water.org in Town & Country’s June/July 2016 Philanthropy issue. In the magazine he talks about his charity, using his influence as a celebrity, his reason for endorsing Hillary Clinton and much more.

Photos from the 2face & Annie Idibia's courtesy visit to the Esama of Benin

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2Face and his wife Annie Idibia paid a courtesy visit to the Esama of Benin and founder of the University, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion May 9th. 

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Homeless man jailed for stealing a $6.99 Mother's Day card

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A 56 year old homeless man, Oswald Jones, from New York who wanted to celebrate Mother's day by giving his mum a card was  has been arrested 92 times was jailed again - this time because he wanted to show his mom how arrested  when he was caught stealing a blue and white sparkly $6.99 Mother's Day card from Jay's Hallmark shop inside Port Authority Bus Terminal, Manhattan on Saturday afternoon last week.


22 Pairs of Power Siblings in Nigerian Entertainment

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Growing up in the 80s and 90s, many Nigerian parents weren’t interested in their children becoming musicians, actors or being in the creative industry, but with role models like these, we’re sure that’ll change for the next generation. From music to film, from designers to models, here are 22 of our favourite power house siblings in Nigerian entertainment. The Music MogulsIn Naija’s form of ‘Empire’ it all runs in the family. These siblings have found the perfect money-making balance between their talents and business acumen. These duos are a partnership of artistes and their managers or record label owners. Don Jazzy and D’PrinceCan you spot our celebs in this throwback photo?
Older brother Don Jazzy is the CEO of Mavin Records and his younger brother D’Prince is also on his label. They’ve given us major club bangers like Goody Bagand Omoba and have stuck with each other through the days of Mo’Hits Records until now.

See this AMAZING Nigerian Food Art by Haneefah of Muslimahanie

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Haneefah Adam is a medical scientist and lifestyle blogger behind muslimahanie.com.ng but what we love most is her amazing take on food with her food art pieces. She recently shared these food art photos as submission for the #TechMeetsArtNG competition, sponsored by Samsung Mobile Nigeria and Rele Gallery. Her work is visually appealing yet relatable, inspired by popular bits of Nigeria and our culture.