Sunday, 25 September 2016

25-year-old Okiemute Ighorodje Wins Season 9 Of MTN Project Fame West Africa

Okiemute Ighorodje
MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 9 has finally come to and Okeimute that took the first prize.

Okiemute performed Phyno‘s hit song “Fada Fada” at the closing gala to win the N5m prize, an SUV, and a recording contract worth millions of Naira.

Elizabeth was the first runner up, she performed Tiwa Savage‘s “Standing Ovation”. She got N3m and a saloon car.

Kitay was the second runner up, she performed Kiss Daniels‘ “Mama”. Kitay got N2m and a saloon car.
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Pere who sang Sam Smith‘s “Writing on the Wall” came fourth and went home with N2m.
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The fifth position went to Dapo, who sang Labrinth‘s “Jealous”. He went home with N1m.

Winner sang Adele‘s “Hello”. She came sixth and went home with N500,000.
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There were performances by YBNL toaster, Adekunle Gold, and dance instructor Loveth.
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Congrats to the winners.
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EFCC Links Patience Jonathan With 9 Houses, 2 Hotels, One Plaza



•Former Customs Service officers mess
•Two duplexes at 2/3 Bauchi Street
•Landed property at Ambowei Street
•Three luxury apartments of 4-bedroom each at Ambowei Street
•Grand View Hotel on Airport Road


•Two marble duplexes at Otioko GRA by Isaac Boro Expressway
•Glass House on Adaka Boro Expressway
•Akemfa Etie Plaza by AP Filling Station, Melford Okilo Road
•Aridolf Resort, Wellness and Spa on Isaac Boro Abacha Expressway

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigators probing ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan’s link with five choice buildings, including a N5billion hotel in Abuja, have unearthed seven additional properties believed to be owned by her.

The detectives were in Port Harcourt (Rivers State) and Yenagoa (Bayelsa State) all week trying to establish whether four properties in the two cities truly belong to Mrs. Jonathan.

The Nation can now confirm that the assignment led the investigators to suspect that seven more properties including the former Customs Service officers mess in Port Harcourt and a plot of land under construction were acquired by her.

Others in the Rivers State capital are: two duplexes at 2/3 Bauchi Street; landed property with blocks at Ambowei Street; three Luxury apartments of 4-bedroom each at Ambowei Street; and Grand View Hotel on Airport road.

Those in Yenagoa are: two marble duplexes at Otioko GRA by Isaac Boro Expressway; Glass House on Sani Abacha Expressway which serves as office of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board; Akemfa Etie Plaza by AP filling Station, Melford Okilo Road; and Aridolf Resort, Wellness and Spa along Sani Abacha Expressway.

The anti-graft agency, which says it has so far recovered N1b and secured 24 convictions in the South South, may invoke Section 7 of the EFCC Establishment Act 2004 on the affected properties after due verification, sources said yesterday.

Already, the EFCC has written to the Head of the Civil Service in Bayelsa State demanding the pay status and allowances of Mrs. Jonathan during her tenure as a Permanent Secretary.

It also sought explanation on whether or not she was paid in dollars, besides travelling estacodes, while in office.

The investigators are already back in Abuja to continue their assignment.

A highly placed source said: “The ex-First Lady is allegedly linked with the acquisition of the former Customs Service Officers mess in Port-Harcourt.

“We also identified three luxury apartments of four-bedroom each believed to be owned by Mrs. Jonathan. The apartments are tastefully furnished with the state of the art accessories.

“After verification of these assets and completion of our investigation, we may seek the order of the court to place the affected assets under Interim Forfeiture.

“Permission will be sought to ask the ex-First Lady to explain some of the sources of her wealth in line with Section 7 of the EFCC Establishment Act.

“As a First Lady, there was no appropriation for her office and she was not on salary.”

The Nation also gathered that the EFCC last Friday submitted a letter to the Head of the Bayelsa State Civil Service demanding the pay status and allowances of Mrs. Jonathan as a Permanent Secretary.

A top source said: “The letter was submitted and duly acknowledged. We already have the acknowledgement copy with us for record purpose.

“We asked for Mrs. Jonathan’s salary and remuneration status as a Permanent Secretary while in office. We demanded to know if she was paid in dollars or in any other currency.

“We wrote the letter in line with Section 7 of the EFCC Act because we suspected that she has been living above her means.”

Section 7 of the EFCC Act says: “The commission has power to (a) cause any investigations to be conducted as to whether any person, corporate body or organization has committed any offence under this Act or other law relating to economic and financial crimes.

“(b) Cause investigations to be conducted into the properties of any person if it appears to the commission that the person’s lifestyle and extent of the properties are not justified by his source of income.”

This is the second leg of the ongoing probe of Mrs. Jonathan after about $19.8million had been frozen in five accounts allegedly traced to her.

Although she initially confirmed the ownership of the accounts, there was a twist on Friday when her counsel, Mr. Charles Ogboli, said she knew about three accounts including one belonging to Mrs. Jonathan and two others owned by her late mum, Madam Charity Fyneface Oba.

A report of the EFCC investigative team had implicated the former First Lady.

The report of the investigative team said in part: “Based on the investigation so far carried out, it has revealed that the four fraudulent VISA Platinum USD Card accounts used by Mrs. Patience Goodluck Jonathan has a cumulative balance of $14,029.881.79 which has been swept Post No Debit Card category.

“Again, her personal account, different from the four fraudulent VISA Platinum USD Card accounts, bears the balance of $5,841,426.17.

“Considering the above stated findings, we can safely conclude that a prima facie case of conspiracy to retain proceeds of unlawful activities, retention of the proceeds of unlawful activities, money laundering contrary to Section 15(3) and 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and forgery contrary to Section 1(2) (c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap M17, Laws of the Federation, 2004 have been established against the aforementioned suspects.”

The EFCC claimed that all the funds traced to Patience Jonathan’s accounts were proceeds of gratification.

The report said: “The intelligence revealed that Dr. Dudafa Waripamo-Owei Emmanuel fraudulently received various sums of money, being proceeds of gratification and retained same on behalf of the then first Family and for himself.”

Meanwhile, the Zonal Head of the EFCC in the South-South, Mr. Ishaq Saliu has said that the zone has so far secured 24 convictions and recovered N1billion.

Saliu made the disclosures in Port Harcourt when some Niger Delta youths protested to his office on Friday against the ongoing investigation of the former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan.

He dismissed allegations that the EFCC was selective in its investigation and prosecution.

He said the EFCC will always be on the side of the law in its operations.

He said: “There is nothing selective in the cases of EFCC. We are professionals to the core. Once an allegation is made, before somebody is even invited – the invitation is the last leg of our cases.

“Bank documents and things we need to inquire would have been gotten. Port Harcourt Zonal office alone, this year has 24 convictions and recovered over N1billion.”

Source: The Nation
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Stampede In Nashville As Kanye West Makes Surprise Appearance (Video)

Kanye West may well be the greatest of all time…, in his time, and Nashville fans agree with him.

Yesterday, the TLOP rapper made a surprise appearance at Chance The Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring Day concert in Nashville, to the shock of many fans. In seconds, as he mounted the stage and took over the microphone, a stampede started. People broke through the barrier manned by security officers, and rushed into the arena, yelling in excitement.

At his 2015 Glastonbury concert, the ‘Famous’ rapper declared himself the Greatest Living Rock Star on the Planet. Many media houses criticised him for that, but the rapper’s charisma, more than his music, has made him the most-talked-about rapper since 2015.

Now, with his Nashville appearance, folks rushed forward to him, like he was the Pope, affirming his influence on music enthusiast. Luckily, no casualty was recorded.

Watch the clip:

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Photos From Goodluck Jonathan’s Granddaughter's Birthday Party

Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s granddaughter Princess Eliana Godswill-Edward turned a year older on September 22nd.

She was celebrated in a lavish birthday party by her parents Faith and Edward.

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T-Pain Claps Back at Apple Music For Calling Him An ‘Auto-Tuned Singer’, Fans Support Him

Rapper T-Pain is not pleased with Apple Music’s description of him as a singer.

Earlier today, the Bartender crooner took to his Instagram to call out Apple Music for throwing shade at him on their website. T-Pain was added to a recent playlist created by the music-streaming service and the caption used to describe the 30-year-old read thus: ‘Under the Auto-Tuned exterior beats a human heart.’

T-Pain apparently didn’t like the caption because he later shared this on Instagram. “Who needs trees with this much shade. Damn Apple……the cap on my shit is basically ‘oh shit! I didn’t know TPain could actually sing’ Jesus Christ guys. Give me a break”

He also dragged Kanye West, saying the rapper was usually highly praised whenever it was his own playlist that was being shared. “Anytime it’s a Kanye list the shits like “the Grammy award winning God shows you how it’s done with some the most epic music from the highest places in heaven and the nicest dick that I’m sure make his wife happy. Enjoy these masterpieces” he wrote.

See his post below.

Fans also hopped on the post to support his sentiments.

Even though T-Pain is known for his signature auto-tune tone in his songs, the rapper has proven over the years that he is indeed talented without the music add-on.

What do you think?

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Paul Pogba Scores First Goal As Man U Demolish EPL Champions, Leicester City 4-1 (Photos)

The World's most expensive player Paul Pogba was at the heart of Man U's fantastic display yesterday as Jose Mourinho's men defeated EPL reigning champions Leicester city 4-1. 

Jose Mourinho boldly dropped Wayne Rooney from the first team and was rewarded with goals from Smalling, Mata, Rashford and a sublime header from Pogba. 

Leicester scored one in the second half through their Youngster player, Gray.

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Empire’ Stars Drag 50 Cent To Hell And Back Over Ignorant Instagram Diss

50 Cent is currently being roasted mercilessly on social media and this time, it is the whole gang of TV show Empire who called out his pettiness on Instagram.

The drama started two days ago when the G-Unit rapper, who is the producer of rival series Power, tagged Taraji P Henson to an erroneous report about Empire getting low ratings. He also chose that occasion to throw a shade at his ex, Vivica Fox, who also stars in the rival series.

This is not the first time the rapper is shading the TV series on his Instagram. The bad blood between both shows peaked in October 2015, when the second episode ofEmpire lost 3 million of its viewers and rapper 50 Cent shared conversations on social media that blamed the low ratings on too many ‘gay stuff’ in the series and celebrity cameos. This led to a messy, endless fights on social media.

However, when the rapper hopped on Instagram yesterday with an erroneous report about the hit series, the stars ganged up against him and it was messy!

Here’s what Taraji P Henson said to him:
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Jussie Smollett politely puts him in his place:

While firebrand star, Vivica Fox, who previously dated 50 Cent and had been embroiled in a feud with him, showed him no mercy:

But did that stop the King of Pettiness?

Check out his words hours later:

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Divorce Drama: Angelina Jolie Moves Into A Multi-Million Dollar Malibu Estate

While men are expected to move away from their homes during divorce cases, the reverse is the case for Angelina Jolie and her estranged husband Brad Pitt: the actress has just acquired a multi-million dollar Malibu Estate.

According to TMZ who broke the news, the ‘Salt’ actress found a new place for her and the kids in the Malibu estate located in California. The home, it is revealed, is a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom mansion with a giant pool.

However, a source close to the actress claims she was too much in a haste to find her new home which reportedly goes for $95,000 per month, and that the hunt began even before she filed for divorce.

“You could tell Angelina was in a rush to find a new house,” the source told People, adding, “Her people signed a lease very quickly. They only seemed concerned about if it was an appropriate house for kids.”

Jolie and Pitt separated barely days after their 2nd wedding anniversary. They were together for 12 years and had six kids of their own.

We can’t wait to see how this messy divorce pans out.
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Four Die In Boat Mishap As Wanted Tompolo Freely Buries Father

Former Niger Delta warlord, Government ‘Tompolo’ Ekpemupolo who is wanted by the security operatives over alleged money laundering links is presently overseeing burial rites of his deceased father in Delta state.

The burial rites which began at Kurutie, Warri South-West council area of the state on Friday, will be concluded on Sunday with the internment of the late Chief Thomas Ekpemupolo who died on September 7, 2016 at his hometown in Okerenkoko, Delta state.

The wanted Tompolo has been seen not only freely seeing to the burial arrangements of his late father but also intriguingly accompanied by security escorts, a situation that raises many questions in the hearts of observers.

Form many months after he was declared wanted, Tompolo communicated with the apparatus of state through letters but refused to honour court summons. The police had also supposedly carried out searches for the fugitive but said its search turned futile.

In a picture that was passed around on social media on Saturday however, Tompolo is seen being guarded by a gun-wielding policeman.

Meanwhile, at least four persons travelling to attend the burial ceremony of the elder Ekpemupolo were involved in a tragic boat mishap on Friday, reports the Punch.

About 25 persons were said to be on board W-19 Yamaha boat when the accident occurred, an indication that it was carrying more than its capacity.

Spokesperson for the Delta State Police Command, Celestina Kalu confirmed the incident on Saturday and stated that about 11 persons had so far been rescued by the Marine Police in Warri.

As of Saturday evening, a rescue team comprising the police and special divers were still searching for the missing persons.

Kalu added: “There was no manifest to know the number of passengers in the boat. The number of deaths is not yet certain but their bodies will float by tomorrow (Sunday).”
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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Justin Bieber Saved From A Bottle-Smashing Brawl In Munich Nightclub By A Lady (video)

Justin Bieber is entangled in yet another drama with a fan, this time in a Munich nightclub.

According to TMZ, the pop star was attacked by a bottle-wielding fan who he reportedly bumped shoulders with, and things would have gotten bloody but for a lady who intervened.

This comes months after the Canadian star was seriously beaten up by an unidentified black man outside his hotel in Cleveland. Back then, eye witnesses said the fight broke out after Bieber refused to take photos with the man.

This time, TMZ reports that the German fan had been trying to gain the singer’s attention all night, and so when Bieber bumped into him, an altercation broke out.

People in the club tell us the man was trying, but failing, to get JB’s attention all night — and once they came face-to-face he decided to lunge at Justin,” TMZ reports.

Justin Bieber’s business partner, John Shahidi, shoved the attacker to the ground, while an unidentified female whisked the singer out of the club.

Watch the clip here.
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Basketmouth Opens Up on Robbery Incident, Set To Release His First Movie

Basketmouth has finally spoken up on the robbery incident at his Lekki home.

Speaking with Punch, the top comedian says while he would not go into the details of how his family was ambushed that early morning of September 7, he is most grateful that his children did not witness the horror.

I will rather not talk about the robbery incident because it is in the past now. I just thank God nobody was hurt.” he told Punch, adding, “My kids were asleep throughout the incident so that is something to really thank God for as the trauma would have messed them up for a while.”

The news of the robbery was revealed by Bovi Ugboma, who noted that the family were held at gun point and their valuables stolen.

According to his close friend Bovi, the comedian and his family were ambushed by robbers who stormed their home in the early hours of that day and carted away their valuables.

“He and his family were held at gun point while the sad episode lasted,” Bovi said. “Valuables were taken including the cctv device. A report has been made at the police station. He can’t be reached at the moment but will be back on as soon as possible.”

The sad news came just weeks after Basketmouth’s wife Elsie Okpocha took to her Instagram to hint that they have a new home in a highbrow area of Lagos.

However, the comedian has put this experience behind him.

Speaking about his career, he hinted that he will be dropping his first movie.

I have had to put my music career to rest for now as I have a lot of projects before me but soon, I will revisit it. Also, I have been working on a movie for a while now, but due to time constraint, I have not been able to start production but I will do so soon though,” he said.
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At Least Four Killed In Washington Shooting, Gunman On The Loose

CNN reports that four people were tragically killed in a shooting on Friday night at a mall in Burlington, Washington.

According to reports, the shooting occurred at Cascade Mall at about 7 p.m. The gunman, who has been described as a hispanic male, is said to be armed with a rifle and on the loose.

Among the dead were three women while one man is said to have sustained life-threatening injuries. A public information officer with Washington State Patrol stated that the man with life threatening injuries was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and will most likely pass away.

A photo of the suspect was also shared online.

Authorities have closed all access roads and streets surrounding the mall until further notice while Law enforcement officers have performed an initial sweep of the mall to ensure it had been evacuated.

A secondary search is underway. More details soon.
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Meet Lagos Father Who Raped His Daughter And Gave Her Contraceptives To Avoid Pregnancy

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a Lagos dad who frequently raped his 15-year-old daughter, a JSS 3 student, and subsequently gave her contraceptives.

The story was shared by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus, who narrated how the father, Uchena Tony Elumadu, would ambush the child after his wife left for night duties. He was eventually discovered by his wife who returned home one night to find him raping their child, and she alerted the police.

The victim is currently receiving treatment, while the paedophile is set to be charged to court.

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5 Shops Gutted By Fire In Lagos (Photos)

Fire gutted on 5 shops on 24, Gaskia College Road, Ijora in Lagos yesterday September 23rd.

Goods worth millions of Naira were completely destroyed in the inferno.

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See What Guy Did To His Wife On Their Wedding Day (Photos)

According to Twitter user Quezzy Quell, he met his wife six years ago in Biology class and he had crush on her, today they are married.

He grabbed her butt as he posed for a photo with her.

See another photo and what he said below...

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Niger Delta Avengers End Ceasefire, Bomb Oil Pipeline In Bonny

Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, have ended their ceasefire as the group attacked the Bonny 48 inches crude oil Export Line yesterday evening at about 8.40pm. The group announced the new attack on its website. Read the statement below On the 23rd September 2016, our strike team at 20:40PM hours time has brought down oil productions activities at the Bonny 48 inches crude oil Export Line.

This action is a signature to the over dramatization of the so-called dialogue and negotiation process on the side of President Muhammadu Buhari and his government. Since, the cessation of hostilities and the commitment of the PAN Niger Delta Elders and stakeholders team, the Nigerian government and her agents are turning the expectations of the Niger Delta to shameful scenes obtainable in Nollywood acts and as well intimidations, blackmails and continuous profiling of Niger Delta sons and daughters.

This is only a wake up call; we may not have other way to say it better. We are still in favour of the dialogue and negotiations but we are warning against " the peace of our time!

We want the peace with honour”. We will resist all actions undermining the ceasefire from side of the government and it security agents/ agencies. The world is watching, time is running against the Nigerian state; while we were promised that the concerns of Niger Delta will be addresses once a truce is declared, the activities of the government and her agents are not assuring enough, there has been no progress and no breakthrough.

We cannot be continuously fooled, the government cannot justify the indiscriminate targeting of Niger Delta youths while glorifying on these victimization of law abiding citizens of the region
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