On behalf of the citizens of the US and its president, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry congratulated Nigeria, in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
The statement read: “On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the citizens of Nigeria as you celebrate your Independence Day on October 1.
“I recently returned from my third trip to Nigeria as Secretary, and I came away with a strong sense of the nation’s resolve to build a better future. During my trip, I was reminded that many Nigerians are engaged in bringing people together across the divides of culture, religious practices, and ethnicity.
First Ever Photos Of 50 Year Old Janet Jackson & Her Huge Baby Bump Completly Shuts Down Surrogacy Reports!
She’s really pregnant y’all!
When news first broke a couple of months back that 50 year old Janet Jackson was pregnant with her first child, many wondered, “50 & pregnant? Then she must be using a surrogate!”, a conclusion that wasn’t too farfetched taking her age into account.
Since announcement of her pregnancy the pop star who is married to Qatari billionaire Wissam Al-Mana, dropped completely out of the public eye.
And hasn’t been spotted since!
Until today when her & her huge baby bump were spotted visiting a store in London, where her husband has a home. This confirms that Janet is carrying her own child and completely shuts down the surrogacy rumours, even though her older brother – Tito Jackson confirmed she was carrying her own child in an interview back in June.
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An eyewitness tells ET that Jackson arrived at the store in a chauffeured black Mercedes along with her bodyguard, her assistant and two others from her entourage. Jackson was greeted by staff, who shut the doors for her visit and seated her at a table to seemingly go over some of their merchandise. According to the eyewitness, she also strolled the store and took an interest in one
The highly underrated Kelly Rowland serves very high natural hair goals in a high fashion editorial for SCHÖN! Magazine and is rocking high fashion looks.
In it the former Destiny’s Child member whose career has taken a serious backseat to Beyoncè’s, talks about her new album which she says will see her veering slightly from her R & B roots for a soulful EDM sound which she credits to producer, David Guetta.
In the accompanying interview she said,
I’m so happy I met David [Guetta] because he put EDM in my blood. It’s a part of my freedom when I’m on stage… so it will definitely be a part of the record — abso-f*cking-lutely.
I’ve recorded 45 songs to be completely honest, the challenge for me right now is solidifying like exactly what sound that is, I have three different sounds on the table.
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A group of heavily armed kidnappers yesterday abducted Margaret Emefiele, the wife of Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
A source close to Mr. Emefiele told SR that Mrs. Emefiele was kidnapped along the Benin-Agbor Road. The source disclosed that the kidnappers have made contact with their victim’s husband, adding that they were demanding a huge sum in ransom.
Mrs. Emefiele’s kidnap represents one of the most high-profile kidnap cases in 2016.
Famous blogger Linda Ikeji has been nominated for personality of the year at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Award. The prestigious award (also known as the MAMAs) was established in 2008 by MTV Networks Africa to celebrate the most popular contemporary music in Africa. This is goodnews and we at Sunnygist are so happy for Linda Ikeji and we pray she wins to make us proud. Congratulations Linda.
See the full list of nominees after the cut...
The actress, 41, filed for divorce from her husband of two years — and partner of 12 — on Monday, according to TMZ.
The Oscar winner cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. But the website reports that Jolie filed for divorce over the way Pitt, 52, was raising the children.
“She was extremely upset with his methods,” sources told TMZ.
We are told there was no alleged "third person", her decision to file was solely over Brad's interaction with their children.
In the legal docs, Jolie requests physical custody of the couple’s six children and is not asking for spousal support.
According to Adom Online, the incident left people baffled after they watched as a wallet turned into a deadly cobra in the hands of the thief as a result of "black magic".
It was gathered that the 27-year-old thief identified as Mdu, had snatched the wallet from the owner, not knowing that he was playing with fire as the owner is a known witch doctor. When he tried to open it to see what he got, the wallet turned into a cobra that wrapped itself around his hand.
After three years of postponement, work has begun on the $275million Lagos cable car project. In an interview with The Guardian, Lagos state Commissioner for Transportation, Dayo Mobereola, share intricate details of the car project.
“The Lagos cable car project is on course. It is privately driven and the private sector need to get all the permits, on the side of Lagos, we have given them all the necessary permit, they are talking to the federal government to get some level of guarantees and we have assisted them to write to the federal government. They have taken the advantage by starting to build from the Iddo side of Lagos."
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is full of surprises. Barely 48hrs after his exit from Nigeria to Kenya, Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria for the Aso Villa Demo Day finals in Abuja where he will be one of the judges.
Pictured with him is Vice President Osinbajo.Aso Villa Demo Day is a programme that aims to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth through new and emerging technology.
Mark Zuckerberg earlier visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja and met with President Buhari and VP Prof. Yemi Osinbajo donning a sharp looking suit.
Toni Braxton was a true headliner at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta on Thursday night.
The singer and songwriter showed up at the event in a stunning sheer white frock that fell to the floor.
The 48-year-old's dress was sleeveless and featured a high collar with embroidered detailing and a nude underslip preserving her modesty.
Taraji P Henson is the Queen of TV as she covers Entertainment Weekly magazine.The 44 year old stripped down as she talks about her rise to fame and the hit series,Empire.
Last night, actress Monalisa Chinda and her husband Tonye Coker's wedded in Santorini, Greece .Some of the guests include actresses Daniella Okeke and Chinyere Wilfred.
Monalisa Chinda and her husband Tonye Coker rode on horses as they wed in Greece...I'm sure they both love the quiet life as against the usual crowd and noise associated with most weddings.
Following his two day visit to Nigeria,Facebook CEO,Mark Zukerberg who left for Kenya yesterday, returned to Abuja for a meeting with president Buhari .He was received by Buhai and vice president Osinbajo in Aso Rock todat the 2nd of September 2016. This comes after many criticized the government for not hosting him or talking about his visit .He even ditched his signature grey t-short for a suit !