Thursday, 30 October 2014

Brazil's Rousseff re-elected by grateful working-class, country divided

Brazil's President and Workers' Party (PT) presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff celebrates during news conference after disclosure of the election results, in Brasilia October 26, 2014. REUTERS-Ueslei Marcelino(Reuters) - Despite opposition from nearly half of Brazil's voters, leftist President Dilma Rousseff won re-election on Sunday and will have another four years to try to revive growth in a once-booming economy gone stagnant.

Samsung Electronics scales back LED lighting business

A woman takes a picture outside the Samsung stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 24, 2014.   REUTERS/Albert Gea(Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Monday that it will cease its light emitting diode (LED) lighting business outside of South Korea,

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

23 years after, Ade bantu shaves off dread locks!

ade bantuNext time you see Nigerian-German afropolitan musician and producer, Ade Bantu (Adegoke Olukoyaha),

Google executive sets new stratosphere skydive world record

Google's vice president Alan Eustace is seen returning to earth after a record-breaking skydive over New Mexico, in this still image taken from video October 24, 2014, a handout courtesy of the Paragon Space Development Corporation.  REUTERS-Paragon Space Development Corporation-Handout via Reuters(Reuters) - A skydiving Google executive is safely back on Earth after jumping out of a giant balloon floating in the stratosphere more than 25 miles (40 km) above

Two years after, facebook continues to post Goldie Harvey’s birthday

goldieIf she were still alive, late diva, Goldie Harvey, would have added another year on October 23;

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

US envoy visiting Ebola-hit Africa slams world response

Conakry - The US ambassador to the United Nations criticised the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she began a tour on Sunday of west African nations at the epicentre of the deadly outbreak.

Lindsay Lohan had an upsetting interview about her time in jail with Jonathan Ross

Los Angeles - Lindsay Lohan felt "upset and uncomfortable" after chat show host Jonathan Ross quizzed the actress about her time in jail.

Matthew McConaughey needs church

Matthew McConaughey talks on stage after accepting the Oscar for best actor. (AP)Los Angeles - Matthew McConaughey "needs" to go to church every week.

Rescuing Nigeria migrants in search of fortune

national-assemblyOne of the outcomes of the recent Federal Executive Council Meeting, at the State House Abuja was the confirmation that a new labour migration policy would be implemented in the

The World is fed up with Nigeria – Hayatou

Issa HayatouNigeria football looks to be, unfortunately, heading into a long, dark night as world football –governing body is set to wield

Monday, 27 October 2014

States stand firm on Ebola quarantines despite White House pressure

Members of a cleaning crew with ''Bio Recovery Corporation'' wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) push a barrel to be loaded in a truck of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) after cleaning the apartment where Dr. Craig Spencer lives in New York October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz(Reuters) - The governors of New York and New Jersey on Sunday stuck to new plans to quarantine health workers returning from countries with Ebola epidemics,

Christian Bale confirmed to play Steve Jobs

The Dark Knight, kitted out in a performance-enhancing suit that makes him seem superhuman.Los Angeles - Christian Bale has been confirmed to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic.

White House questions Ebola quarantines

The White House. (Susan Walsh, AP)New York - The White House has told states that have imposed mandatory quarantines for some travellers from Ebola-hit West Africa that the policy could impede the

Nation awaits release of 200 Chibok girls

Parents of abducted Chibok girls during a meeting with President Jonathan at State HouseThe nation anxiously awaits the possible release of over 200 Chibok girls today. The girls were abducted by Boko Haram sect on April 14 this year.

Obasanjo replies Buhari: Muslim-Muslim ticket dangerous for Nigeria

Former  President Olusegun ObasanjoA former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo,   has warned political parties and their leaders against the idea

I didn’t ask Amaechi for Rivers’ money –Patience Jonathan

Mrs. Patience JonathanWife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Sunday denied a statement credited to Governor Rotimi

Jennifer Lawrence has swapped her heels for converse to fit in with Chris Martin's rock star lifestyle

Image: <a href="" target=_blank>Vanity Fair</a> Los Angeles - Jennifer Lawrence wants to be a "rock star girlfriend."

Boko Haram kills 17, abducts 30 boys, girls in Borno

bokoharamBlood flowed in Borno State at the weekend, as some communities came under heavy attacks of Boko Ha­ram. In the attack, 17 people were killed while about 30 boys and girls were abducted by insurgents.

Presidency lashes Rivers governor over Jonathan criticism

(News24)Abuja - The Presidency has responded to the continued verbal attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan, the First Lady and his administration by Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi.

Catholic Church counts Boko Haram terror losses

A  screengrab taken from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. (Boko Haram, AFP)Abuja - The Catholic Church lamented that over 90 000 of its members remained displaced amid terror in the country.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Oritshefemi Moves Into N200M Lekki Home, Acquires N28M SUV

Its been a good year for artiste; Oritshefemi Majemite as he now has more reasons to be grateful  since coming back into the

Lamar Odom Refuses To Sign Khloe Kardashian's Divorce Papers!

Khloe Kardashian is presently going through the nagging headache of getting her ex husband, Lamar Odom to let her go.

Amber Rose Says She Still Loves Wiz Khalifa!

Oh wow, something is definitely going on here!
October 21 was Amber Roses birthday and the beauty threw a

2face returns to Kennis Music?

2FaceLagos - 2face Idibia will be reuniting with his former record label Kennis Music to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his first album as a solo artist,

Friday, 24 October 2014

US journalist recovers; Ebola 'czar' gets to work

Police stand guard outside the  hospital worker's home. (Roger Steinman, AP)Washington - A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. hospital, as President Barack Obama's new

Beyonce, Jay Z Renew Wedding Vow!

Celebrity couple singer, Beyonce and Jay Z are really letting their haters know that nothing can ever separate them!

Woman charged for baby corpses found in storage

(File)Montreal - A woman was charged on Wednesday after police discovered six decomposing baby corpses in her storage locker in the western Canadian city of Winnipeg, police said.

Hitler cream strikes sour note for Swiss

(Shutterstock)Geneva - Swiss retailer Migros apologised on Wednesday for putting cream capsules with the faces of Hitler and Mussolini on them in cafes in the Alpine country.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Kesha lied during deposition in 2012 because Dr Luke threatened her

Los Angeles - Kesha reportedly swore under oath that Dr Luke never assaulted her.

Jennifer Lopez Beats Britney Spears In Concert Deal!

A bitter rivalry is going on between singer and mother of two, Jennifer Lopez and her colleague, Briteny Spares.

Nicki Minaj got fired from a job once

Los Angeles - Nicki Minaj was fired as a waitress after she chased a customer down the street for stealing her pen.

AfDB, ECOWAS partner to curb Ebola

Health official (AP) Abuja - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a Grant Protocol

Rwanda imposes Ebola checks on travellers

(File, AFP)Kigali - Rwanda has boosted travel restrictions to stem the spread of the Ebola virus, ordering travellers who have been in the United States and Spain to send daily updates, the health minister said Wednesday.

Even Jim Iyke Delves Into Politics

If you are an entertainer in Nigeria right now and you have not ventured into politics for one reason or the other, then the question is what are

Juju Priest to Be Consulted Over The Death Of Clem Onyeka

It is really sad that actor; Clem Onyeka left too soon and died in a mysterious way. Even though the

DJ Brew Arrives Lagos!

Official DJ of award-winning singer, Chris Brown has arrived in Lagos for the Heineken Green Light Party.

Kenneth Okonkwo cements his political ambition

Veteran Nollywood actor Kenneth Okonkwo is geared up for the 2015 election Veteran actor, Kenneth Okonkwo, has picked the PDP nomination forms to contest for a House of Representatives seat in 2015.

Ebola death toll rises to almost 4 900

Ebola suit DRC. (AFP)Geneva - The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10 000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

Ini Edo denies buying N38m G Wagon

The G-Wagon cruising easily over soft sand This is just to retract the story that star actress, Ini Edo did not actually by a G-wagon or a car of any sort recently. She only went car shopping and

Can your pet give you Ebola?

(Ben Curtis, AP)Abuja - Earlier this month Spanish authorities ordered that the dog of a nurse infected with Ebola be euthanised due to a possibility that the animal may spread the disease.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

An Ebola virus. (File: AP)Washington - With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful Monday that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.

US issues stricter guidelines for treating Ebola

Health official. (File, AP) Washington - US health authorities on Monday issued stricter guidelines for protecting health care workers against Ebola after two Texas nurses were infected while caring for a Liberian patient.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Home care kits highlight gaps in W Africa's Ebola response

File: AFPDakar/Monrovia - With the number of Ebola cases spiralling in West Africa and weeks remaining until treatment units promised by Western governments are built, health workers fighting one of the world's deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.
In the "hot zones" of Liberia,

South Sudan sexual violence rampant, says UN

New York - Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a 2-year-old child was among the victims, the UN special representative on sexual violence in armed conflict said on Monday.

US urges DRC to rescind expulsion of UN rights envoy

Washington - The United States on Monday urged Kinshasa to reverse a decision to expel the UN's rights envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo after a damning report on police violence.

Nigeria capable to host AFCON 2015

AFCON 2015Lagos - Seyi Akinwunmi, vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation, says the West African nation is interested in hosting the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Secretive U.S. robotic mini-shuttle to end 22-month mission on Tuesda

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket carrying the U.S. military's X-37B experimental space plane lifts off from launch complex 41 in Cape Canaveral, Florida December 11, 2012.   REUTERS/Scott Audette(Reuters) - The U.S. military plans to land its secretive X-37B robotic space plane in California on Tuesday, ending a classified 22-month mission, officials said.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Archeologists unearth ancient village in an Arizona national park

(Reuters) - Archeologists have unearthed a village believed to be about 1,300 years old and containing more than 50 sandstone-walled homes at a U.S. national park in northeastern Arizona, one of the researchers said on Friday.

New meat-eating dinosaur species found in Venezuela - A group of international scientists have discovered the remains of a unique carnivorous dinosaur in Western Venezuela, research in the Royal Society Open Science said on Wednesday.

Rattlesnake repertoire boosts snake-like robot's skills

A sidewinder rattlesnake robot is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by Chaohui Gong. REUTERS/Chaohui Gong/Handout via Reuters(Reuters) - How do you make a better snake robot? You study snakes, of course.

Beats by Dre unveils Dbanj as African ambassador

View image on TwitterLagos - Apple’s Beats By Dre has unveiled music star D'banj as their African ambassador on Thursday.