Friday, August 29, 2014

#JusticeForAvalynn - Family of Girl Badly Injured In School Bullying Incident Cries Out For Help

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This is heartbreaking! AvaLynn was badly injured in an incident at her elementary school in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and an online campaign has been started asking for prayers and funding for AvaLynn and her family.

They will need help with AvaLynn's medical needs, travel expenses, legal fees, etc. due to AvaLynn's mother's lost wages.

According to the Youtube video, GoFundMe keeps removing the photos of Ava's injuries claiming they are too graphic. But you can still donate HERE.

See them below, read the story and please help this little girl. SHARE!

Infected Wife Of Ebola Victim In Port Harcourt Moved To Lagos Treatment Center

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The wife of late Dr. Iyke Enemuo has been moved to the Ebola isolation and treatment center in Lagos. The doctor seceretly treated an ECOWAS diplomat, Koye Olu-Ibukun, who is suspected to be index case of Ebola in Port Harcourt.

After her husband contracted the virus while apparently successfully treating the ECOWAS staff, he passed it on to the wife before he died last week Friday.

Her three month-old baby is reportedly not showing any symptoms of the virus yet, and has been taken away from her custody.

Koye Olu-Ibukun - listed as the head of the ECOWAS Liaison Office in Lagos on Linkedin - is reportedly not showing any symptons of Ebola Virus Disease but is still being monitored.

Genevieve Nnaji At Pre-wedding Dinner For Emeka Onwugbenu and Onyinye Chukwuma

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Emeka Onwugbenu, first son of Louis Carter Group  Chairman, and Onyinye Chukwuma, daughter of Innoson motors CEO, will be having their white wedding this weekend.

Their all-white pre-wedding dinner is currently holding at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, and Genevieve Nnaji is one of the guests. She is a friend of the family.

Emeka and Onyinye had their traditional wedding back in April. See pictures here and here.

See the couple below and more pictures from the dinner.

Daddy Time - David Beckham Takes Cute Daughter And Son Out to Dinner

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David Beckham is in LA with the children while their mom, Victoria is back in the UK for her fashion store opening soon in London.

The trendy dad shows he's up to the task as he treated his three youngest kids Romeo, Cruz, and Harper to dinner in Beverly Hills on Thursday evening.

Their youngest and only daughter Harper, looked adorable with a bright pink bow in her hair, as they made their way into the restaurant, and the little boys are growing up so quickly.

Joan Rivers In Medically Induced Coma - Joked about Death A Day Before Suffering Cardiac Arrest

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Joan Rivers is currently in a medically induced coma after she stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest while undergoing a throat surgery at a New York City clinic. While many reports said Joan was “in stable condition”, today it has emerged that she has been placed in a medically induced coma.

Now CNN reveals that on Wednesday, a day before the cardiac arrest, the 81 year old comedienne had joked about death.

She had performed at Laurie Beechman Theater and  a source, who was in the audience for the show, said Joan joked about death, teasing:

‘You know I’m 81 years old, and I could drop dead at any moment and you would be so lucky because you will have a story to tell your friends for the rest of your life.

TeeBillz Responds To Tiwa With Reassuring Love Message While Visiting His Children

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TeeBillz is spending some time with his children from a previous relationship, and maybe this is getting Tiwa Savage jittery.

The singer had left a message for her husband yesterday - she shared a picture of her with a refunds notice at a shop, and using it as a reference to her recent marriage, she warned her husband there was to be no refunds or exchanges.

This is how he responded. By sharing their wedding picture above with the message;

But you’ve slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.” #LastTrainToHeaven #LoveMyTiti @officialtiwasavage

Aww... so sweet! But there is nothing to worry about. Check out another message from Teebillz to Tiwa last week below...

Keira Knightley Goes Topless For Patrick Demarchelier Photoshoot

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The edgy look seems to be in right now, and Keira Knightley is renowned photographer, Patrick Demarchelier's muse in the new issue of Interview magazine.

The 29-year-old actress is seen topless in a striking pose wearing only black slacks and black lace gloves that go up past her elbows.

Keira Knightley married James Righton in 2013, and is promoting her new movie, The Imitation Game in which she stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.

The film, which is out later this year, is based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, played by Benedict, and portrays Turing and a team of code-breakers racing against time to help win World War II.

Britney Spears Is Single Again - Confirms Breakup With David Lucado Via Twitter

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Britney Spears has confirmed reports of her break up with boyfriend David Lucado. The couple had been dating for 18 months but the love affair has officially come to an end.

Britney Spears took to her account yesterday and wrote, “Ahhhh the single life!”. This was after online bloggers suggested a video of Lucado with another girl is being shopped around news outlets.

Spears’ publicist also confirmed the split saying, “Yes, she’s single.”

It Makes No Sense! Boy's Hilarously Smart Reaction To His Mom's Pregnancy Goes Viral

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A little boy was not so happy when his mom told him she was expecting another child. While his baby sister sucked away at her pacifier, the boy ranted about the pregnancy announcement being "exasperating", more children being "too much!" and how it makes no sense to him.

Out of the mouths of babes, eh? LOL...

You just have to watch this. Who else has seen a boy this smart mouthed?

#YesWeTan: Obama Wears Tan Suit To Press Conference, Sparks Twitter Craze

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President Obama was making serious comments yesterday about the threat that the Islamic State terrorist group poses, but social media, and especially Twitter was more obsessed with his tan suit.

Obama has worn that suit before, once on a visit to church on Easter Sunday, but his typical work-a-day suits are more dark-colored. I guess it didn't also help that after his 2-week vacation, the president is looking more tan than usual.

The explosion of tweets about Obama's tan suit seemed very contrary to the usual way people respond to male politicians or public figures in general. Usually, it is women that face this kind of commentary, the most recent case in point being Hillary Clinton when she ran for president, and even as Secretary of State.

Funny enough, the suit now has its own parody account with the twitter handle @BarackTanSuit.

The White House response: "He loves that suit." Yes, we do too.

See Obama wearing that suit with swagger at last year's Easter Service, and some of the Twitter commentary.

Resident Wants Ebola Index Case In Port Harcourt To Be Named And Hotel Quarantined

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We have discussed before whether Ebola infected or suspected cases should be named, and most say for legal and ethical reasons, it may be best not to. I think I agree. Before I continue, let us know this.

FACT! Ebola does not kill all in contact with infected persons. So far, the kill rate is 50% which is still not good, but let's not spread panic. 

I don't think it's necessary to name the ECOWAS staff who is the index case of Ebola in Port Harcourt, having been in contact with Patrick Sawyer, the Nigerian index case. I hear he/she is now Ebola free, he was treated and survived, unfortunately, the doctor who treated him contracted the disease and died.

Also, reputable news sources say the ECOWAS staff is being monitored in Lagos, if so, there is no need to release his name to PH residents.

But I agree that the hotel should be closed and cleaned up.

To all residents of PH, please do stay safe. Reduce your contact with crowds and strangers, wash your hands regularly and report anyone who you know is sick.

Below is an excerpt from the resident's mail to Ladun Liadi that spurred this post, as well as the full text of a TV broadcast by Rotimi Amaehi, the governor of Rivers State.

Ibiere Julius Agwu Shows Off Toned Body, Teases Husband For Missing Their Family Vacation

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Julius Agwu is presently in London hosting a comedy show, while his wife Ibiere, and their two children, Zarah and Zadok, are on vacation with their cousins. She shared the picture above to tease him about missing all the fun, saying;

@juliusagwu1 u should have been here. His response?

"This Chic @ibmac_a is having so much fun without me. Coming for you soon"

LOL... She sure looks to be having loads of fun. As for Julius, all work and no play... :)

See more of the fun family vacation at Great Wolf Lodge below...

Angelina Jolie Flashes Wedding Ring As She Goes On Location For New Film

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Angelina Jolie is also back to work less than a week after intimate wedding to Brad Pitt, her partner of almost 10 years. The couple have 6 children together who were all present and played a role during the wedding.

Angelina's Jolie's ring is a gold band - similar to her husband's and believed to have been designed by Robert Procop who also made her engagement ring.

The Oscar-winning actress was spotted wearing the wedding ring while on location in Malta, where she is about to begin shooting 'By The Sea', the second film to star both her and her husband since their collaboration for Mr and Mrs Smith in 2005.

Couple Love - Ashionye And Carl Raccah Mark 5th Wedding Anniversary

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Nigerian scriptwriter and actress, Ashionye Raccah has shared the picture above to mark 5 years of being married to her husband, Carl Raccah. The mom of one says they've been together for fourteen years! That is a very long time. She captioned it;

It's our 5th wedding anniversary.Thanking GOD for keeping us and praying for many more beautiful years with you. I love you, babe @carlraccah #HomieLoverFriend #ThisLoveNoBeToday #WeRideTogether #ThickAndThin 14YearsTogether #5YearsOfBeingMrsRaccah #MrAndMrsRaccah #5thWeddingAnniversary

Congrats to the couple and wishing them more years and love. See pictures of their traditional wedding, and pictures of them over the yearsm, and with their son.

WATCH - The Terrible Conditions In Which Nigerian Immigrants Seek Asylum in South Africa

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According to a South African immigration officer, about 1000 Nigerians besiege their office on a daily basis seeking asylum. Those who manage to get over there on temporary or fake papers never want to return despite the treatment from other South Africans and their government.

Why do Nigerians put themselves through this? I guess I shouldn't be asking this question. For millions of Nigerians, the country has failed them.

SaharaTV's crew went behind the scenes in South Africa to cover the plight of Nigerian immigrants seeking asylum under harsh conditions in Pretoria, South Africa.

Just Kendall - Kim Kardashian's Younger Sister Drops Her Famous Last Name

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Many people believe the Kardashian-Jenner name is enough to open doors and opportunities for those who bear it, or those related to them. Rob Kardashian's former girlfriend spoke about it last month, and now, Kendall Jenner, the 18 year old model half-sister of Kim Kardashian has dropped her last name, also saying it is a drag on her career.

Now to be known simply by her first name, "Kendall", the upcoming model reflected this on her official modeling portfolio. Kendall had always talked about her last name not helping her get jobs and how being associated with the Kardashians made people not believe in her'.

She told Teen Vogue;

People didn’t want to take a chance on me, I think because I was sort of known. They were a little bit on the fence about it. Some people might think that what I’ve done before made it easier for me to get jobs, but it was actually a disadvantage. I had to work even harder.

Rita Dominic Confirms She's Dating Again And In A Happy Place!

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Rita Dominic has confirmed that she is dating again and is in a happy place at this time. Last week, the beautiful actress had tweeted "Love is jumping when your partner's favorite club scores a goal..." and now, she has furnished details in an interview with Blanck Digital Magazine.

Rita says, “I feel grateful, thankful and excited as well. Not many have the opportunity to get to this number and for the most part, I have had a good life. Yes I am dating someone and I am in a happy place. I’m good."

She added that her new man is not in the entertainment industry. Hmmm....we wonder why? LOL...

Happy for you, lady, and all the best!

Rev. Anita Oyakhilome Files For Divorce in London Court, Citing Adultery by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the general overseer of Christ Embassy Church, along with his wife, Rev. Anita Oyakhilome. Pastor Chris is mostly based out of Nigeria and South Africa while his wife operates from the UK and Europe. This living apart has led to speculations of separation over the years. Pastor Chris even came out last June to state they were OK. [Read here]

However, according to The Cable, the dissolution of the marriage has now been filed by Rev. Anita.

The wife is seeking divorce on the grounds of “unreasonable behaviour” and “adultery”. She outlined several allegations against the pastor which cannot publish for legal reasons. The divorce case, with Suit No FD14D01650, was filed on April 9, 2014 at Divorce Section A, Central Family Court, First Avenue House, High Holborn, London, UK, on Anita’s behalf by Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors, a full-service law firm with expertise in commercial law and a strong consumer focus in family, wills and estate, personal injury law and medical negligence.

Efforts to reconcile the popular couple, whose church is one of the biggest denominations in Nigeria and has branches all over world, have failed. They have two teenage daughters, Sharon and Charlyn."

Calling Single Guys - Brazilian Village With 600 Beautiful Single Women Needs Husbands!

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Noiva do Cordeiro, a small town in Brazil is made up almost entirely of young women - 600 of them aged between 20 and 35. But while the residents of the village would have it no other way, it has left them with the problem of finding eligible men for dating and marriage.

Nelma Fernandes, 23, admits it's impossible for the girls to find a would-be spouse. She said:

"Here, the only men we single girls meet are either married or related to us, everyone is a cousin. I haven't kissed a man for a long time.

"We all dream of falling in love and getting married. But we like living here and don't want to have to leave the town to find a husband.

"We'd like to get to know men who would leave their own lives and come to be a part of ours. But first they need to agree to do what we say and live according to our rules."

There are several pictures of the pretty ladies on the FB Page of the little agricultural community, and proposals are already beginning to pour in from men all over the world, both single and married... LOL...

Covers - Laverne Cox, Danai Gurira, Nicole Beharie And Alfre Woodard on Essence Magazine

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All Eyes On Them! These four black ladies are proof that TV is the new black, and they are talking about it in the October 2014 issue of ESSENCE.

The magazine “gathered four of the hottest stars in prime time for their October “Channel Changers” cover story, in which Alfre Woodard (who plays the president in upcoming show State of Affairs), Laverne Cox (from Emmy-nominated series Orange is the New Black), Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow) and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) sit down to discuss this exciting moment in television.”

Ne-Yo Says He Apologized to Ex-Fiancee For Making Her Tie Her Tubes After 2 Babies

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Ne-Yo's ex-fiancee and the mother of their two children, Monyetta Shaw, had on the last episode of Atlanta Exes, revealed that she agreed to have her tubes tied at Ne-Yo’s request. Neyo had announced the couple's break up via Instagram in July last year, sharing a picture with a caption that read;

“Though fate had decided to split our romantic paths, know that I will ALWAYS love you. Forever your partner. Forever your friend. Forever my miracle. I’ll always be there. ALWAYS.@incognemo Forever my miracle.”

With this new revelation, Neyo has been blasted online by those who watch the show. He finally responded yesterday to the backlash, saying he's not perfect, and revealing that he had already apologized to his ex and been forgiven.

Question - Would you tie your tubes on the request of a boyfriend or father of your kids, if you were young and unmarried?

Australian Negotiator Names Ali Modu Sheriff And Ihejirika As Boko Haram Sponsors

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63-year-old Australian expert, Dr. Stephen Davis, a negotiator in the Chibok kidnappings, has named Former Borno Governor Ali Modu Sheriff and immediate chief of army staff Lt-Gen Ihejirika (sacked January 2014) as Boko Haram sponsors on ARISE NEWS [Watch].

Davis, who had worked as an adviser for Olusegun Obasanjo and Shehu Yar’Adua in the past, spent 4 intense months in the North-East trying to negotiate the release of the more than 200 school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14, but without success.

Dr Davis has just returned to Australia with rare footage of the intense fighting in the region, and lots of insider opinion. In a recent interview with Radio Australia, he explained that the main aim for the Nigerian authorities was now to block Boko Haram funding and find its sponsors, alleging that some banks and politicians are among them.

Davis said that many of the insurgency sponsors were in the opposition and this will make it difficult, should the President try to prosecute them.