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Korede Bello: Singer would marry an entertainer only in a perfect world

While most entertainers are convinced that they cannot marry an entertainer if they hoped to make it work, Korede Bello sees things differently.

The singer admits that he would marry an entertainer but on the condition that they would be left alone which is obviously impossible.

During a chat with Saturday Beats, the Mavin artiste said, “I can marry an entertainer if the world would not give us problems.”

Korede who claims to be single at the moment, went on to describe his kind of woman.

“If you follow me on my social media platforms, you would get to know who my girlfriend is very soon. When you see her, you would know. I am still single but the thing that I look for in the opposite sex is honest and has a positive attitude. It does not really matter what the person sounds like but she must be beautiful,” he said.

EFCC: Fani-Kayode, Obanikoro, Abati, others pose for photo in EFCC cell

A rare photo of former officials of the Goodluck Jonathan government and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the EFCC cell, has hit the internet, and going viral.

In the photo are; a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed; former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Media, Reuben Abati; ex-Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro; former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode; and a PDP leader in Kano, Bashir Ishaq Bashir.

The picture was taken when they were in detention at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged money laundering and other financial crimes.

In what seemed like a reunion of sort, the politicians, who have all been released on bail, looked happy in detention.

Magu, Babachir Lawal: Buhari orders investigation of EFCC boss, SGF over alleged corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, to investigate top officials of his administration who have been accused of corruption.

This was disclosed by the President's spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Sunday, December 18.

"The attention of the presidency has been drawn to a number of reports in the media, in which various accusations of corruption have been levelled against some top officials in the administration," the statement said.

"In that regard, President Buhari has instructed the Attorney General of the Federation to investigate the involvement of any top government officials accused of any wrong-doing. If any of them are liable they will not escape prosecution."

Leicester vs Man City: Crunch time for Ranieri's struggling champions

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri says he does not recognise his out of form players from the team that won the Premier League title last season and they have to pull themselves together.

The 65-year-old Italian -- whose side are just two points above the relegation places and last won in the Premier League in October -- added they are entering a crunch period where if they don't rediscover their form they risk becoming the first champions to be relegated the following season.

The Foxes -- who have at least finished top of their Champions League group though a second-string side were whipped 5-0 by Porto this week which Ranieri labelled as shameful -- will endeavour to record only their second win in eight Premier League matches at home to Manchester City on Saturday.

"This part of the season is our key moment," said Ranieri, who even threatened last week to omit two of last season's star turns Jamie Vardy, who is yet to score this term, and Riyad Mahrez.

"The playe…

Sofia Vergara: Actress sued on behalf of own embryos

TV star Sofia Vergara is facing a bizarre lawsuit brought on behalf of two frozen embryos she created with an ex-boyfriend, the subject of a year-long legal battle.

The embryos are listed as plaintiffs "Emma" and "Isabella" in papers filed with a Louisiana court, the New York Post reported. Louisiana is a pro-life state where embryos are given rights as people.

The surprise filing by a trust apparently established for the embryos comes as Vergara's ex-fiancee 
Nick Loeb this week sought to end another lawsuit he had filed against her.

In that suit, the businessman had tried to gain custody of the two fertilized eggs he and Vergara created via in-vitro fertilization with the aim of bringing them to term.

According to the new lawsuit, not allowing the embryos -- currently frozen at a California fertility clinic -- to be born is depriving them of their inheritance.

The Colombian-born actress has said she wants to keep the embryos frozen indefinitely.

Adamawa Bombing: Blast kiled 56, injured 177 — LG boss

Mr. Yusuf Muhammed, Chairman, Madagali Local Government, Adamawa, said 56 persons died and 177 injured in the twin blasts that that hit Madagali Market on Friday in Adamawa.

Muhammed, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview, said 57 of the injured were critical and 120 minor.

He said the critically injured were rushed to Mubi General Hospital and Yola Specialists Hospital, while those that sustained minor injuries were treated and discharged .

NAN reports that the Madagali Market operates on Fridays and the two blasts occurred at the grains and second hand clothes sections of the market.

The council boss appealed to the federal, state governments, relevant donors and humanitarian agencies to come to the aid of the people.

Wike: Group condemns withdrawal of Governor’s CSO

The withdrawal of the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike’s Chief Security Officer is causing quite a lot of commotion.According to Vanguard, the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has also issued a statement condemning the Governor’s CSO. Wike had announced at a rally in Rivers state that the police authorities withdrew his security aide so he will be an easy target. The police authorities however issued a statement saying Wike’s CSO was redeployed because he was participating in political activities. Speaking further on the issue, the Executive Director, Comrade Ibuchukwu Ezik said “The attention of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has been drawn to the withdrawal of the Chief Security Officer to the Governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyeson Wike, by the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Abubukar. “This lawless action was taken few days to the rescheduled Re-run elections into the National Assembly in Rivers State and in view of the threat to security in the Niger Delta regio…

Buhari: Presidency says President has not ordered use of national IDs for 2019 election

The Presidency has denied reports that President Buhari had ordered the use of national identity cards for the 2019 election.
According to Punch, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande said Buhari respects the autonomy of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Akande issued a statement saying “Our attention has been drawn to some misleading newspaper reports today (Friday) claiming that the President gave ‘orders’ that national identity cards be used in the 2019 elections.

“For the avoidance of any doubt, the President has made no such order and the Vice-President’s speech (delivered by the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Ade Ipaye at the Policy Roundtable on Identity Eco-System in the country, which the report used to make such erroneous claims), certainly made no mention of the 2019 elections at all.

“What the speech said was that the President has taken an initiative to harmonise identity management in the …

In God’s Name: Pastor gives disinfectant to member for miracles in South Africa

A South African man of God, Prophet Rufus Phala has caused serious talking point on the social media after he was seen giving a bottle of disinfectant to a church member to drink claiming it has  divine healing powers.


Prophet Phala who is the General Overseer of AK Spiritual Christian Church in Makgodu, Limpopo, according to Daily Sun SA, has been coming up with bizarre methods of conducting healing miracles with this being the latest in line.

It was gathered that Prophet Phala made his church  members drink the disinfectant during a church service on Sunday, December 5, 2016, after he reportedly told them that the antiseptic liquid would heal every form of ailment afflicting them.

“I know Dettol is harmful, but God instructed me to use it. I was the first one to drink it,” he reportedly claimed. claimed.

He also claimed he has been getting WhatsApp messages from people who confirmed they have been healed after drinking the disinfectant.

Park Geun-Hye: South Korea parliament impeaches scandal-hit President Park

South Korean lawmakers on Friday passed an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-Hye
President Park was stripped off her sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal that paralysed her administration and triggered massive street protests.

The National Assembly motion -- passed by 234 votes to 56 -- transfers Park's authority to the prime minister, pending a decision by the Constitutional Court on whether to ratify the decision and permanently remove the president from office.

Apple: You can now use iTunes, Apple Music and pay in Naira

“Dear Joey,
The currency of the App Store, the iTunes Store, and Apple Music in Nigeria will soon be changing from U.S. dollars to Nigerian naira.

This change requires no action from you. After the currency change occurs, any pre-orders or subscriptions you have will be billed in Nigerian naira.
Regards, 
Apple”


That was the email I received from Apple a few days ago. The global giant which provides me a streaming service, Apple Music, and a digital music store, iTunes, updated me with their new billing system which will now be carried out in Naira.

Wow. Naira. What joy. No more dollars involved. Just my local currency.

iTunes was launched in Nigeria in 2012. The company opened up its services first to Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, up until this new change, carried out its transactions in African country, exclusively in dollars. In 2015, Apple launched its streaming service – Apple Music – a subscription-based service which was enabled worldwide. 

Subscriptions to this service was paid for…

Funke Akindele: Actress is ready for Christmas! [PHOTOS]

Funke Akindele has probably decked her halls already and is ready for Christmas!

The "Jenifa" star was spotted in her Santa outfit at a school in Lagos. "#jenifathesantamama stopped by to see the children," she captioned the photo shared to her 2.5million followers.

Meanwhile, A new sitcom from Akindele aka Jenifa, "Jenifa in London" continues the exploits of Jenifa and Adaku, as the two travel to London in search of greener pastures. It follows the trouble that comes with being an illegal immigrant.

The Sitcom also stars Bikiyah Graham Douglas, Onyibo Princess, Bunmi Mojekwu, Jack Loy, Lolo 1 among others.

Rivers Rerun: Defend yourselves from any attack – Amaechi urges APC members

The Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state to defend themselves and their votes during the upcoming Rivers rerun.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is expected to hold rerun elections in Rivers state on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

According to Vanguard, Amaechi said “Before now, l used to tell my Party members to vote and protect their votes, but there has been complaints of indecent attacks from the PDP , so, l have asked the APC party members to protect their votes and their lives as well, because the PDP cannot be bigger than everybody everywhere.”

The former Governor of Rivers state also called on his supporters not to listen to the lies being peddled against him by Governor Nyesom Wike.

He accused Wike of making up stories to gain cheap popularity and promote violence.

Sule Lamido: 'Buhari’s government will collapse no matter how hard we pray,’ Ex-governor says

Former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government will collapse.

Lamido also said that people who are leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) are looking for protection from the Federal Government.

Lamido made the comments on Tuesday, December 7, while speaking to journalists at his home in Bamaina.

“Where justice is lost, where you have a government which is not just and fair, people must look for protection. Those defecting from the PDP to the APC are looking for protection,” he said according to Daily Trust.

“The present government in the country will collapse. No matter how well people wished them and how hard you prayed for the government, it will collapse because it has no capacity to carry the Nigerian load, contradiction, crisis and division,” he added.

Buhari: President loses to AIT as court strikes out defamation suit

The Federal High Court on Wednesday in Abuja struck out defamation suit filed by President Muhammadu Buhariagainst DAAR Communications, operators of the African Independent Television (AIT).Justice John Tsoho held that the court was compelled to strike out the suit because it appeared abandoned.
According to him, no representations from the parties have been entered since the matter was assigned to the court.
This is against the rules of court, all opportunities given for the plaintiff and the respondents to put life in the suit have failed. The suit is hereby struck out,’’ Tsoho said.
Buahari had filed the suit in 2015 challenging the alleged documentary transmitted by the station aimed at defaming his character in the eyes of the public.
The President averred that the video documentary aired by the television station was aimed at giving him away as a dictator and religious bigot.
He  also averred that the documentary was also shown on the state-owned Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
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