Independence: Obama Congratulates Nigeria On Its 56th Anniversary

                                      US Secretary of State John Kerry and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari shake hands prior to a meeting on the sidelines of the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, March 31, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB

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.

See more photos after the jump

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

Kelly Rowland Is Natural Hair & High Fashion Goals For SCHÖN! Magazine



                   

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.

See more photos after the jump

Wife of CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, Kidnapped




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.

Blogger Linda Ikeji nominated for Personality Of The Year at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards


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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...

26-Year Old Man Kills his 4-Year Old Daughter to Spite Ex-Girlfriend

 


Tarel Felder & his daughter Amyira
This is just so heartbreaking.

A 4-year-old girl was reportedly murdered by her father because he was angry about her mother’s new boyfriend.

According to reports, 26-year old Tarel Felder picked up his daughter, Amyira, from her mom’s house in Louisiana and brought her to his mother’s house in Katy. They had been there for a few days.

His mother told the police that she left to run an errand on Thursday night and came home to find her son dead and her granddaughter wounded. Amyira was rushed by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital, but doctors couldn’t save her.
On Thursday afternoon, Tarel Felder posted a video on Instagram where he can be head saying that God came and talked to him the night before and it was like nothing he’d ever experienced. He can also be heard beckoning for his daughter who answers in the background. He concludes the video with “I’ve seen it all, you heard me? I’m through with the game. I’m through with it. Done with it. You heard me? Y’all can have her.”
*Please note the video has strong language

Ibinabo Fiberesima stuns in ankara dress for church (Photos)

 



The actress and former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria stepped out to church in this lovely dress on sunday. See another after the cut...

Dame Maggie Smith Wins another Emmy Award and responds to Jimmy Kimmel's jokes


Dame Maggie Smith said she was “astonished” to win another Emmy as she issued a playful response to Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes about her repeated failure to attend the awards show.
The 81-year-old actress won her fourth Emmy at the annual star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, where she was rewarded for her role in ITV drama Downton Abbey.
Host Jimmy joked that the award was being left in “lost and found” because the veteran actress had failed to attend the ceremony, which she had also missed in previous years.

After 14 years together, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing



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.

SHOCKER: This Man Stole A Native Doctor's Wallet & Got The Shock of His Life


A thief who stole a wallet from a native doctor was shocked when the item turned into a dangerous snake in his hands. The guy tried all he could to extricate the reptile from his hand but to no avail, so he had no choice but to go to the owner of the wallet and confessed what he did.



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.

Meet President Buhari's Official Pilot, Who Flies The NAF 001 Plane

 

Captain Chinyelu Chizoba Ndibuisi is the lead pilot in the presidential fleet (Nigerian Air Force 001). He is currently in the United States with President Muhammadu Buhari who is participating in the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. More photos...

Lagos Begins Work On Expensive Cable Car Project


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."

Mark Zuckerberg back in Nigeria


                              
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 Wows In Sheer White Gown At BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards In Atlanta



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 goes topless for Entertainment Weekly

 

                     
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.

Party & Experience Luxury at The Mix by Johnnie Walker September 3rd


JW Mix Instagram templateWhat will you be doing on tomorrow? If you plan on being anywhere else than the West Africa’s number one hotspot then you had better change your mind.
Johnnie Walker Gold label Reserve brings the true definition of Luxury celebration to Quilox Nightclub for the truly dynamic and sophisticated consumer.

Date: Friday, September 3rd, 2016
Time: 10PM
Venue: 873, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Monalisa Chinda and hubby ride on horses at their wedding





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.


Mark Zukerberg hosted by president Buhari in Aso Rock(Photos


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 !