Sunday, 2 July 2017

Divorce Saga:I’m Broke, Mel B Tells Court

Her financial situation was laid bare in the courts this week as it was revealed her multi-million fortune had been wiped out due to her 'extravagant' lifestyle.

And in another shocking twist to the Mel B and Stephen Belafonte divorce battle, it was claimed the

Spice Girls star has just £961 left in one of her company accounts.

Disputed Warri Ogbe-Ijoh Market belongs to Itsekiri —ILoT

Itsekiri Leaders of Thought, ILoT, has insisted that the disputed Ogbe-Ijoh Market in Warri, Delta State, belongs to the Itsekiti, as it called on the state government to hand over the market to Warri South Local Government Area of the state.

ILoT, in a communiqué by its chairman, Chief Edward Ekporo and Secretary, Mr A.S Mene, after their recent meeting on Agbarha-Urhobo (Agbassa)/Ogbe-Ijoh face-off over Ogbe-Ijoh Market in Warri, said: “The cause of the crisis is the illegal collection of levies from traders in Ogbe-Ijoh Market and its surroundings up to McIver area of Warri, by both the Agbarha-Urhobo (and Ogbe-Ijoh youths on the false claim of ownership of the land on which the market is located.

World leaders pay tribute to German unifier Helmut Kohl

 German soldiers carry the coffin of late former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl during of a memorial ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg /[Francois Lenoir/Reuters]

World leaders have paid tribute to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, the father of German reunification and a founder of modern-day Europe.

Federal Government gives Nollywood over N420m additional grant

The Federal Government says it has released the sum of N420.2 million to the Nigeria film industry (Nollywood) to improve and support aspiring practitioners.

According to a statement issued by the Deputy Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Patricia Deworitshe, on Friday in Abuja, the money, which is the second tranche payment will benefit 105 film distributors.

Photos: Two dead, several injured as youths and vigilante group clash in Kontagora, Niger State over death of a teenager

Two young men have been confirmed dead with several injured in a clash between youths and members of a vigilante group and in Angwan Yaman, Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State. 

Spokesperson for the Niger State Police Command, (DSP) Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident in Minna on Friday, said the violence which broke out on Thursday was caused by the death of a 17-old boy who was allegedly tortured by members of the vigilance group.

Eniola Badmus debuts film production with 'Ghetto Breed'

Nollywood comic actress, Eniola Badmus has joined the group of actresses, who produce films. She is set to hit location for her debut production titled, 'Ghetto Breed'.

Police storm Badoo cultist group hideouts, arrest over 100

Men of the Lagos State Police Command in conjunction with the Oodua People’s Congress-OPC, and Local vigilante groups have raided the hideouts of notorious cultist group “Badoo”, arresting over one hundred suspected members.

Teenage girl reveals how she was raped by her close friend while sleeping, just days after grandmother’s funeral


A woman has revealed how her friend raped her while she slept just two days after her grandma’s funeral.
Angel Rogerson, 21, had been with friend Douglas Hodgson, his sisters and his mum, at the local pub, before going back to their house for a drink.

Why I Can't Sell My Body Or Go N*ked On TV For Money - Nigerian Actress Speaks Out

Just judging by her looks and determination to take over the screens, one might be tempted to think that pretty light-skinned actress, Chinenye Uyana, would gladly sneak into the ‘other room’ of any movie producer who intends to oblige her with a movie role.
However, according to Potpourri, contrary to these suspicions, the screen diva seems to know her onions as a lady with a strict religious upbringing.

Adepoju uncertain over Bassey’s future at Barcelona

Adepoju uncertain over Bassey’s future at Barcelona

Former Super Eagles midfielder Mutiu Adepoju is uncertain about the future of Barcelona B winger Ezekiel Bassey.
The former Akwa United attacker joined Barcelona B team on a 6-month loan deal from Enyimba in January, with a provision to make it permanent for a two-year duration.

28 hurt in US nightclub shooting

28 hurt in US nightclub shooting

Twenty-five people were shot and three others injured in an early morning nightclub shooting in the southern US state of Arkansas, police said Saturday.
Police in the city of Little Rock had initially said that 17 people were shot when gunfire rang out inside the downtown Power Ultra Lounge nightclub around 2:30 am (0730 GMT).

Plateau records 482 cases of violence against women, girls in 2 years

Plateau records 482 cases of violence against women, girls in 2 years

Plateau recorded 482 cases of violence against women and girls in the last two years, an NGO, Christian Women for Excellence and Empowerment in Nigeria (CWEENS), said on Friday in Jos.
Prof. Funmi Para-Mallum, its National Coordinator, who disclosed this at a High Level Advocacy and Policy Dialogue initiated by the Plateau government, said that the cases were recorded from 2015 to early 2017 by CWEENs’ Observatory Steering Committee(OBSTEC).

Biafra Becoming A State On It's Own is Constitutionally Impossible - Presidency

The demand for a referendum on a separate state of Biafra is a constitutional impossibility, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Prosecution has revealed.

Obono-obla was reacting to the call for a referendum by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). Speaking with the Sun Newspaper, the Presidency described such calls as a waste of time and also stated that even restructuring would not solve the myriad of problems confronting the nation.