Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sister Narrates How Kidnapped Girls Returned Untouched and Unhurt 10 Days After

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Ejura and Unekwu Opaluwa were abducted by five gunmen on the 8 June from their house in Karmo, Abuja. The gunmen had carried out a robbery attack on the family and were said to be dissatisfied with the amount of money found and thus abducted the girls. Their abductors had first asked for a N200 million ransom but they later called the family and reduced it to N150 million.

The news of the return of the girls, 23-year-old Ejura Opaluwa and 19-year-old Unekwu Opaluwa, was announced by the family on Tuesday. The girls were said to have been abandoned by their captors at a location from where they found their way home on Tuesday.

An uncle of the abducted sisters, Amadi Opaluwa, who made the news did not disclose whether the family paid ransom in the amount of N150m or not, he thanked God for safe return of the girls, and said the family intended to hold a press conference the following day.

Now the elder sister to Ejura and Unekwu, pictured with the girls above, has narrated on Facebook how the girls got home, thanking everyone for the prayers. Read her account below...

Kim Kardashian on Marriage to Kanye West - We Are in The Honeymoon Period and Always Will Be

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Kim Kardashian has opened up about her marriage to Kanye West – saying she treats him like it is his birthday every day. Speaking for the first time since their wedding in Italy, Kim revealed how the couple are on the phone to each other whenever they are apart.

‘I try to treat him like it’s his birthday every single day. I think we’ll always be like that.
‘We always try to make life as fun and enjoyable as possible.
‘We do travel, and work really hard, when we’re together – and even when we’re apart, we’re always on the phone 24/7 – just trying to make that time as memorable as possible.’

Couple Love - Halle Berry and Husband Olivier Martinez on the Red Carpet

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Halle Berry and husband Olivier Martinez put paid to the rimors that their marriage is on the verge of hitting the rocks by appearing together for the premiere of Halle’s new CBS sci-fi show, Extant.

This is the first time they’ve attended a red carpet together since the Champs Elysees Film Festival on June 13, 2013. At the time, Berry was five months pregnant with their baby boy, Maceo. That was about a month before the couple got married in France.

Shakira Says Marriage to Boyfriend Gerard Pique is Not on The Cards For Now

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For some, marriage is not everything. Singer Shakira says she's in no rush to marry her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique, who plays defence for European team, Barcelona. Shakira insists that marriage won't enhance their relationship, but rather, their love will see them through.

The couple have been dating since 2010 and they welcomed their first child together, a son named Milan, last year. However, the singer is adamant walking down the aisle is not a priority.

"We already have what's essential, you know? We have a union, a love for each other, and a baby. "I think that those aspects of our relationship are already established, and marriage is not going to change them."

#SpainVsChile - Spain Out of The World Cup After Losing to Chile

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Spain, the defending champions at the on-going world cup in Brazil have lost their second group match to Chile today, ending their run at the mundial.

The Spanish national team failed in their attempt to win a second successive World Cup after Chile defeated them with 2 goals to Nil. This means that the team  has been eliminated even though they still have one group game to play. With this defeat for Spain, they have become the third reigning champion to be knocked out in the group stage in the last four World Cups.

France dropped out at the same stage in 2002, with Italy going the same way in 2010. Brazil was the defending champions in 2006 World Cup, and only managed to make it to the Quarter-Finals. Seems like winning the World Cup is bad luck for the defending champions come the next time around.

Blue Ivy Wears a Little Crown on Her Bun For Outing With Jay Z and Beyonce

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Jay Z was spotted carrying little Blue Ivy on Father's Day on an outing with Beyoncé at the Domino Sugar Factory in New York City, and as you can see, Blue Ivy’s hair is neatly styled in a bun.

I don't for a moment think the public petition to comb their daughter’s hair had anything to do with Beyonce and Jay Z deciding to put her hair in a bun. In fact, this not the first time we’ve seen Blue Ivy with a different hair style.

But it’s certainly cute to see that little crown on top of her bun, a queenly message to the bad belle people, maybe? Or Blue Ivy's a diva, just like her mother :)

See more pictures below with some older shots of Blue Ivy with her hair in a bun.

Destiny’s Child Back Together in Music Video for “Say Yes” + Behind The Scenes

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Michelle Williams has just premiered the video for her gospel song “Say Yes” which features she and her fellow Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé. The song is from her forthcoming Journey to Freedom album and was premiered on ABC this morning. Each of the ladies has a vocal solo in the song, with Beyonce rocking her thigh-length braids.

Michelle had previously stated that the song is inspired by the gospel chorus from Nigeria. Remember the song - When Jesus Says Yes? That one. If you don't remember, you'll cetainly be reminded once you watch the video.

What I find interestting is that many are surprised to see Beyonce singing Gospel, do people really take those Illuminati talk seriously?

See the Say Yes video below, and also check out the behind the scenes moments - see Blue Ivy dancing, Kelly Rowland's baby bump and more...

Emotional Tributes by Amaka Igwe’s Husband and Children as She is Buried

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Nollywood producer/director Amaka Igwe was buried in her marital home town of Ndiuche Arondizuogu in Imo State on Saturday 14th June 2014. Everyone struggled to hold back their tears especially her young children, the oldest is her 19 years old daughter.

Amaka Igwe was 51 years old when she passed, may her soul continue to rest in peace.

The rep for Amaka Igwe released to BN, tributes by her husband Charles, daughter Ruby, and sons Daniel and David. Read them and see the pictures from the burial below.

60 Year Old Makes History as Oldest to Give Birth Using IVF in Africa - Is She Too Old?

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Should there be an upper limit for being a mother? 60 year old Mrs Omolara Irurhe (real picture above) had been looking of a child for 31 years after she got married before she was able to give birth to a baby girl using Invitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment at a Specialist Hospital in Lagos.

The Nation reports that Mrs Irurhe started the IVF treatment in 2010 and said her faith in God and her belief in modern medicine helped her go through the process, after many years of childlessness in marriage. She said her husband, Mr Adekunle Irurhe's Catholic belief of one man one wife made him not to marry another woman and stood by her through all the years.

"I believe we should not limit God and what the doctors can do in this modern age. I believe this is the appointed time. I was very hopeful throughout the years I was childless and I remained focused on God. We went to many hospitals but we didn’t give up,” 

Kefee's Body Arrives Nigeria For Burial Later This Month + Los Angeles Memorial Service

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Kefee died last week, after being in a coma for 15 days. It has now been reported that her corpse have arrived Nigeria, ahead of a burial which will hold later this month. According to TheNetng, Kefee's body arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos  yesterday Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at about 4PM via a Delta Airline aircraft, and was received by a few family members.

7 Things You Don’t Get to Do Once You Have Children

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After kids you don’t get to:

Be Selfish – Remember when you could order a dessert, or a smoothie, or a sandwich with chips, and no one asked for a bite, piece, chunk, stuck their finger in it, put their mouth on it or stole the whole thing?

Or what about wearing a sweater that you’d never have to give up because some little person said she would be fine without one, but was wrong? Or being able to use the entire coverage of the umbrella (I mean any coverage)? Yes, I remember those things too, vaguely.

Aside from the fact that you share your things to make your children happy, it’s literally an illegal parenting move to not share – because it goes against everything you’ve taught them since like … birth! Now that J is a preteen he mooches my Starbucks. MY SACRED LATTES! (I may need to revisit how important sharing is.)

Are Football Players Allowed To Have Sex While at the World Cup? See Country List

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Every World Cup coach has his own methods for trying to improve the success of his team. Some coaches have imposed rules on their players not only covering their training regimen and on-field tactics, but also on their after-hours activities.

While researchers have found that sex is no physical detriment to athletic performance, some coaches are unconvinced. The chart above shows where the individual country teams come down on their players’ bedroom activities during the World Cup.

Some teams have explicit policies about player sex that they’ve shared publicly, and Quartz has done a post collecting all the available information. As you can see from the chart above, Nigeria falls under, "It's complicated"

Julius Agwu In Brazil - Warns Nigerian Women About Authentic Brazilian Hair

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Comedian Julius Agwu is currently in Brazil to cheer on the Super Eagles, and despite the draw with Iran, he is keeping his spirits up and trying to get a good laugh from those around him. One of the thrusts of his #Brazil jokes is having all around him the authentic Brazilian hair many Nigerian women go gaga over.

Check out the video message with a young Brazilian lady....

Updates - T.I. Beefs Azealia Banks on Social Media, Threatens to “End” her for Insulting His Wife

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Rapper T.I. is very protective of his wife, Tiny, and he has proved this once again just weeks after getting in a fight with Floyd Mayweather. This time, it is an ugly social media beef with fellow rapper Azealia Banks who had earlier referenced Tiny in a derogatory way using lyrics from TI's latest track.

T.I went all out on Instagram writing, "If u speak ill of my family again….. I WILL END YOU!!!!!! #OnPHIL #OnDOE #NoBuuulllsh*t people fall down stairs daily…. U better watch yo step" [TheGrio]

Annie Leibovitz, the photographer who did the Vanity Fair photoshoot for Kim and Kanye pulled out at the last minute from covering their wedding. She had accepted but bowed out one day before the event. Kanye revealed this along with saying he and Kim tweaked the wedding pictures for four days to look like Anne Leibovitz took them before posting them on Instagram. [Daily Mail UK]

South African Football Player Apologizes For Posting Team's Naked Shower Pictures Online

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Thandani Ntshumayelo has apologized to his Orlando Pirates teammates after posting a picture of them after the Nedbank Cup Final on Instagram. The picture, which shows a group of naked players in the shower with the Nedbank Cup trophy, went viral soon after it was posted and was widely condemned – even from other Pirates player like Lennox Bacela and Aubrey Ngoma.

The naked shower photo features famous players Thabo Matlaba, Lehlohonolo Majoro, and Thandani Ntshumayelo. Ntshumayelo took blame for the picture getting out.

Ntshumayelo later tweeted his apology which you can see below with the picture.