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Davido customizes his Rolex watch with diamonds

The Skelewu crooner is currently in the US to perform some shows and of course attend his sister's wedding holding this weekend in Miami. While there, he decided to put diamonds in his Rolex watch. A watch like his is worth about $20/30, 000 + diamonds

Iran Opposes Strike On Syria

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country will press forward with efforts to ward off military action by the U.S. and its allies against the Tehran-backed regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Iranian state TV reported on Thursday.
The report said the remarks came late Wednesday during a phone conversation between Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Rouhani was quoted as saying “military action will bring great costs for the region” and “it is necessary to apply all efforts to prevent it.” Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, chief of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards, used stronger rhetoric while talking to the Tasnim news website, saying an attack
on Syria would draw in Israel. “The Zionists should know that a U.S. military attack on Syria will not save the fake regime from the resistance but it means the immediate destruction of Israel,” Jafari was quoted as saying. According to the state TV report, President Rouhani said both Iran and Russia would …

The Italian giants travel to the Spanish capital while Lionel Messi and Co meet familiar opponents after being paired with the Rossoneri for the third year in a row

Nine-time European champions Real Madrid have been paired with Juventus in the pick of Thursday afternoon's Champions League draw in Monaco. 

Carlo Ancelotti's men and the current Serie A champions, who met in the final in 1998, have been joined by Galatasaray and Copenhagen in Group B.

Barcelona and AC Milan will resume rivalries again after meeting four times in the last three seasons, with Lionel Messi inspiring the Blaugrana to a memorable comeback at the last 16 stage last time round. Joining them in an intriguing Group H is Ajax and Celtic.

Arsenal face a difficult task in maintaining their record of consistently reaching the knockout stages after being joined in Group F by Marseille, Napoli, and last season's beaten finalists, Borussia Dortmund. 

Elsewhere, holders Bayern Munich will take on Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City for the second time in three years, and Real Sociedad are rewarded for their play-off victory over Lyon with a trip to Old Trafford to take o…

Samuel Eto'o completed his transfer to Chelsea on Thursday afternoon, and quickly sat down with the official club website to discuss the move.

The three-time Champions League winner and four-time African Player of the Year is looking forward to getting started in west London… Welcome to Chelsea, what are your first impressions of being here?
I am very happy to be here but also anxious because I want to get playing as soon as possible.
It wasn't a hard decision. I saw the qualities Chelsea have, and I was very happy with Jose Mourinho before, so when the opportunity came, I was very happy to take it.
Have you spoken to the manager, and what did he say to you?
I've spoken to him quite a few times, but what was said is confidential!
Have you always been keen on a move to England, after playing in other top leagues?
I've had a couple of opportunities to come to England before, including the first time Jose was here, but it didn't work out for one reason or another. Since that time, I have had a career where I have been lucky enough to win a lot of trophies in different countries, but one of my last dreams as a prof…

Bayern Munich midfielder beats off competition from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be crowned as Uefa's Best Player in Europe

The 30-year-old French international capped off a magnificent year by being presented with the prestigious award following on from the draw for the Champions League group stages.

Ribery was instrumental in Bayern's Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and Champions League treble in 2012/13 and was voted Uefa Player of the Year by the continents football journalists.

The individual honour has been ran for the past three seasons, and was previously won by Messi in 2010/11 and club teammate Andres Iniesta the following year.

Upon acceptng the award, Ribery said, "It’s a very special moment to be standing here this evening. I want to thank all of my team-mates from FC Bayern München, my family and my kids.”

Ribery will have little time to celebrate the accolade as he'll soon be en route to Prague, where his Bayern side are preparing to take on Chelsea for the Uefa Super Cup tomorrow night.

The former Marseille man has been at the Allianz Arena since 2007, over which time he's collected three…

Kelly LeBrock Emerges From Hiding After Ugly Divorce From Steven Seagal

In a new interview, Kelly LeBrock reveals that her bitter divorce from Steven Seagal left her too afraid to leave her house. Now, she’s emerged after spending years in hiding, as she prepares for a return to Hollywood. Good for her! Steven Seagal & Kelly LeBrock’s Divorce Was ‘Ugly’ — Actress Reveals All“I admit, I became a hermit,” Kelly, 53, tells Daily Mail. “When I split with Steven, the divorce was very ugly, and details of the case were on the evening news. I didn’t want my kids seeing it, so I simply got rid of the TV. I moved my kids out of LA so they could grow up with real people—the kids of gas pump attendants, plumbers, and real family people.”
Kelly says she suffered a horrendous incident at the hands of Steven in 1988. According to the actress, it changed their relationship forever and led to their “ugly” divorce.
She continued, “I had absolutely no self-esteem. I hated myself. I decided to swap my old life in Beverly Hills for a new one in the country, in …

Inspector General of Romance: Police IG MD Abubakar Set To Remarry In September

Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar is set to remarry about a year after he lost his wife, Maryam Abubakar, to cancer in January 2012. The IGP will be engaging in a three-day wedding ritual to a popular 35 year-old Safiya according to sources close to the Mr. Abubakar. The wedding proper will take place on Septemeber 14, 2013. Saharareporters obtained a photo from a series of photos taken during a photo shoot in preparation for the grand wedding.
by sahara reporters new york

BN Saturday Celebrity Interview: “I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Been As Beautiful As When I Was Pregnant” Inspiration FM OAP Titi Oyinsan Speaks for the First Time Since She Became A Mother of Twins

Being healthy is more important to me than being acceptable to society” Beginning her sojourn into the entertainment industry as a model, the young Titi Oyinsan (nee Adelagun) found massive success from TV commercials, billboards and press campaigns. Having been in some iconic ads for Fanta, Close-Up toothpaste, Cowbell milk, True Love magazine, Coca-Cola and many more, Titi meteorically rose to fame. From TV commercials to presenting on Nigezie and Soundcity, the MBGN 2007 Miss Lagos soon became a media darling gaining her the nickname ‘Titi Fanta’. She also had stints as a music video model featuring in 2Face Idibia’s “Keep On Rockin’ ”, Shank’s “Julie”, the Freewindz’s “That Girl” and most recently in Lagbaja’s “Knock Knock Knock”. An on-air personality at Inspiration FM Lagos, Titi got married to a fellow on-air personality, Gbemileke Oscar Oyinsan of City FM Lagos back in April 2012. Titi welcomed BN exclusively to her home to meet her beautiful baby girls, Amber and Ru…

Juliet Ibrahim, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Kcee, Eddie Kadi, Bovi & More at Julius Agwu’s “Crack Ya Ribs” Show in London – Photos

Yesterday Friday 23rd August 2013, top comedian Julius “D’Genius” Agwu held another edition of his Crack Ya Ribs comedy and music show at the indigO2, London, UK. Stars including Ghollywood star Juliet Ibrahim as well as Bovi, Teju “Babyface” Oyelakin and his wife TobiAlexander Amosu, Yaw, Kcee and Harrysong were all present at the event. Governor Rotimi Amaechi was also at the event. Read the official press release;
Julius Agwu was at it again with his annual Crack Ya Ribs comedy show and he did not disappoint with his ensemble of top talent. The show opened up with a selection of different rising UK artists. Honey B gave an energetic performance. Moe Logo got the audience on their feet for the performance of his song “Pangolo”. Dizzy Crazy gave an energetic performance that brought some fun and theatrics to the stage and had everyone dancing like a masquerades. Dan D’Humorous set the tone for the show with his hilarious set that had the crowd roaring with laughter from his first joke. Th…

Graphic photos: 1,300 Syrians gassed in their beds inside Damascus suburb

Shocking photos have been released showing the aftermath of the deadly chemical weapons unleashed on Damascus suburb, Ain Tarma, where 1,300 innocent Syrians were gassed in their beds
The attack yesterday have left the streets deserted and makeshift morgues piled high with bodies of innocent women, men and children while those who survived the attack are fighting for their lives in makeshift hospitals. The attackers used rockets to release fatal fumes over the suburb in the early hours of yesterday morning as people slept in their homes.
The Syrian president has denied being behind the attack as protests against it erupted in other parts of the world. What I don't understand is why the rest of the world is folding its hands while thousands of innocent people are being slaughtered in Syria. See more photos after the cut...

photos from AY's surprise birthday party

AY was a year older on Monday August 19th and his wife Mabel organized a surprise birthday party for him at their home

Lee Thompson Young's behaviour changed after embracing Yoruba?

Actor Lee Thompson Young committed suicide in his apartment yesterday by shooting himself, now E online is reporting that the actor's behaviour changed after he 'began practicing Yoruba'. What the heck are these people saying? When did Yoruba become a religion? Read the report below...

$2million raised by Spark Internet Group

Jason Njoku, Bastian Gotter and Mary Remmy-Njoku launched Spark, the Lagos-based Internet Group that invests in Nigerian start-ups, a few months back. (If you missed it, read it HERE). They launched with a $1m investment fund and have just announced that due to huge interest in their company, they have secured another $2million from a pool of 17 international high net individual investors, based on a $10m valuation for the three month old company. It seems that the world now firmly has its eyes on Nigeria for exciting Internet companies to invest in!

Spark companies employ 130 people across the nine launched companies in Lagos, three of which have already secured second-round seed investments totaling an additional $700k from Njoku and Gotter. Continue...

Spark’s goal is to revolutionize Nigeria’s angel investment eco-system, focusing on the country’s Internet startup scene.   In an official press release, Jason Njoku of iROKOtv fame says: “Every Spark company we have invested in alread…

Ex-Disney actor Lee Thompson Young commits suicide aged 29

From TMZ Lee Thompson Young, who played the main character on Disney's "The Famous Jett Jackson" has died after what officials believe is a suicide TMZ has learned. He was 29. Sources tell us Young's body was discovered with a gunshot wound that appears to be self-inflicted.Young currently appears in the TNT show "Rizzoli & Isles" and we're told when he didn't show up to work this morning, staffers called the landlord of Young's L.A. home to check up on the actor.We're told ... when the landlord opened the door, he discovered Young's body.Lee's publicist confirms the actor killed himself, telling TMZ, "It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning ... Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed."

Bad Start: Arsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain Injured, Out For 3 Months

Talented winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain picked up a nasty injury as Arsenal lost 3-1 to Aston Villa at the Emirates yesterday in the opening match of the Premier League season, reports the Daily Mirror. The Gunners suffered a shock 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa, with a Christian Benteke brace and a late goal from Antonia Luna securing the points for the visitors after Olivier Giroud had given Arsenal an early lead. To make matters worse, Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered what’s feared to be a nasty knee injury, that will sideline the player for three months. Gunners fans will be even more frustrated at the news after failing to secure any big transfer targets all summer long. They have only signed Yaya Sanogo on a free, and look set to miss out on Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney, with Gonzalo Higuain having already joined Napoli. Oxlade-Chamberlain left the field at halftime, appearing to be in considerable pain. The news will also upset England fans, as the national side have two cru…

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose set wedding party for this weekend

Do you remember when I reported Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose’s secret wedding in court? Well, the couple are reportedly planning to hold a lavish wedding ceremony this weekend, one month after they tied the knot secretly in a Los Angeles courthouse.
Wiz and Amber welcomed their first child, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, in February.
A source revealed that the couple will host the wedding ceremony at a country club in Wiz’s native Pittsburgh.

In July, Wiz took to Twitter to share the happy news, writing: ‘Me and Amber got married today. Weddings this fall. Thought I’d let yall know (sic).’
by Haliwud

A message to all single ladies - from Charly Boy

If you're a single lady...this message is for you from Mr Charles Oputa All the single ladies reading this, chin-up and give your good self a thumb up. Nothing doest thou. Last week I had a father/daughter discussion with my Princess. I could feel the frustration in her tone as we spoke about different issues. When I asked about her boyfriend she gave me a very long and irritated “Naija babe” hiss, she aired out her frustrations with this whole dating business. "Daddy we are no longer dating." “I’m so very sorry my love, but what happened I queried,” very anxious to hear the gist, cause me and my Princess are just that close. This is my daughter’s 3rd boyfriend since she started dating, and she has only been with him for barely 6months… "Daddy, please I’m tired, he is not ambitious, he has no drive, and he is too laid back for his own good, how can I marry a man like that? To make matters worse, he thinks I am overly ambitious, he says I do way too much – please tell…

Iranian woman barred from office for being too beautiful

Looking at her photos she's definitely pretty but how is she too pretty to be a council woman? 27 year old architect Nina Siahkali Moradi finished 14th among 163candidates in a city council election in Iran but was told a week later that all votes for her were nullified.
According to The Times of London, after news spread that Moradi had been elected, religious conservatives petitioned to have her disqualified because she's 'too attractive.' and would be a cause of distraction. "We don’t want a catwalk model on the council," a senior official in Qazvin said.
The review board later claimed Nina was disqualified not because she was too attractive but because of her 'non-observance of Islamic codes'. Some who opposed her election said she had only been elected because she is young and attractive.
A law expert in Qazvin, told Iran Wire that the review board violated election law with its decision to bar Moradi from taking a seat.  by linda ike…

Egyptian Forces Drag Islamists Out Of Cairo Mosque

Egyptian security forces have cleared remaining Islamist protesters from a Cairo mosque after a stand-off and an exchange of fire, a security source has told AFP.
Supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi were dragged from the mosque by police on Saturday, the official said.
Witnesses said that Egyptian security forces stormed the al-Fateh mosque after firing tear gas at hundreds of supporters of the country’s ousted president barricaded inside.
The mosque served as a field hospital and morgue following clashes on Friday in the area.
Earlier, while trying to drag supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi out of a Cairo mosque, crowds tried to attack them, refusing to leave the mosque, despite being surrounded by security forces, including police who fired in the air to keep mobs from attacking the Islamists.
Witnesses said that Egyptian security forces stormed the al-Fateh mosque after firing tear gas at hundreds of supporters of the country’s ousted president barri…

"FG can't meet ASUU's N92b demand' - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says

Minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala said yesterday during the opening of the two-day meeting of Commissioners of Finance and Accountants-General of States, that the federal government can't meet the N92billion being demanded by ASUU.
 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said “At present, ASUU wants the Federal Government to pay N92 billion in extra allowances, when the resources are not there, and when we are working to integrate past increases in pensions. We need to make choices in this country as we are getting to the stage where recurrent expenditures take the bulk of our resources and people get paid but can do no work. Since I assumed office, the share of recurrent expenditure in our total budgets had increased astronomically. In fact, recurrent expenditure accounted for about 77.2 per cent of the federal budget and we are now working to re-balance this ratio. The country is still suffering from the effect of the 2010 increase in salary. Do we want to get to a stage in this co…

Kanye West buys 2 '$1 million armored vehicles' to protect his family

According to reports, Kanye West just spent $1.2 million each for two high-performance armored vehicles to protect Kim K and their daughter, North. The Prombron Iron Diamonds by Dartz Motorz (pictured above) is said to prevent kidnapping, hijacking and 'other problems which can meet rich people on the street' 
The super-SUV is even built to withstand attacks from landmines and rocket-propelled grenades.  'Kanye is fully aware that his new family is so high-profile they attract the attention of weirdos and psychopaths. He aims to leave nothing to chance...His priority is to get delivery of the vehicles, especially Kim's, before he begins his US tour in October,' a source told the Daily Star. Why is he paranoid?  by linda ikeji

US billionaire unveils plans for Hyperloop that will shoot passengers from LA to San Francisco in 30mins

Paypal billionaire Elon Musk, inset, has revealed plans for a radical new 'Hyperloop' transport system that could 'shoot' passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes.
Travellers enter aluminium pods mounted by skis either to their feet or to their cars, top. The pods, mounted above the ground on columns 50 to 100 yards apart, travel through steel tubes, reaching speeds of up to 800mph and travelling on a cushion of air. These images, left and right, show sketches of the passenger transport capsule and how it would look travelling through the steel tubes. See more after the cut

UK visa: Nigerians to begin payment of £3,000 bond from November

It's a done deal people. From November 2013, Nigeria will be among the six listed Commonwealth 'high risk' countries whose citizens will be required to pay £3,000 tourists visa bond before they are allowed into the UK. The remaining five are: India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

But here's what the UK government are saying to pacify citizens of these countries who are outraged by this new policy. They say it's not all visitors that will be required to pay the bond, just people they consider 'highest risk'; that is people who will collect visa and refuse to leave Britain or overstay their visa terms. Those paying bonds will receive the bond back, if they abided by the terms of their visa.

According to the UK Financial Times report last Friday, the UK Home Office say there's no going back as the scheme is their most effective way of tackling abuse in their immigration system. Nigeria and the other five countries account for mor…

Billionaire Folorunsho Alakija acquires 4 G-Wagons for her 4 sons

One of the world's richest women, billionaire oil tycoon Mrs Folorunsho Alakija recently acquired four brand new 2013 G-Wagons for her four sons, according to a report by Society Now
The luxury SUVs, which were specially made for the Alakija boys, were quietly brought into the country a few weeks back. Each is said to have cost at least N22mllion, minus shipping.
Mrs Alakija is said to be worth about $600m (as of 2012) and makes about $1m daily from her oil business. She also has a real estate portfolio worth over $100 million.  source: linda ikeji

"I am happy I am an Atheist' - Seun Kuti says

Music video director Aswad Ayinde jailed 90 yrs for fathering 6 kids with his own daughters

Music video director Aswad Ayinde, 55, who won an MTV award for directing The Fugees' 'Killing Me Softly' in 1996, has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for repeatedly raping his six daughters and fathering six children with them. *spits out* how disgusting is this guy?
Aswad Ayinde is accused of raping his daughters to create a "pure" bloodline, fathered six kids with them from the mid-1980s to 2002 - and delivered the babies himself, the court heard during his trial last Friday "He said the world was going to end, and it was just going to be him and his offspring and that he was chosen," his ex-wife, Beverly Ayinde testified at a pre-trial hearing.