Author Archives: Tunde
There is no doubt that pockets of gay people in the country would be living in fear as a result of a recent law that criminalises homoséxuality in Nigeria, with the possibility of 14 years imprisonment. But investigations by Punch shows that a bar by the roadside in the Agege area of Lagos, might be offering a sort of comfort zone to those who have decided to go with same séx partners. A true confession: “My family confronted me about whether I was gay once but when I got the girl pregnant, they stopped doubting me. People in my area were the ones feeding them with all sorts of rumours,” a confirmed gay opened up.Aware of how dangerous this kind of curiosity could be, our correspondent went under the guise of being a model looking for where to have fun and also “organise” young men
The 2014 AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) took place at Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday. Find the winners’ list below: -Best Movie of 2013 – The Contract -Best Actpr in a Drama Award goes to Tope Tedela for A Mile From Home -Best Actress in a Drama Award goes to Nse Ikpe-Etim for Journey To Self - Industry Merit Award goes to Peter Edochie -Best Movie Drama goes to Frank Rajah Arase for The Price -Best actor in a comedy award goes to Elvis Chucks -New era award goes to Rita Dominic for The Meeting -Trailblazer Award goes to: Michelle Bello -Best supporting actor in a Drama goes to Desmond Elliot for Finding Mercy -Best supporting actress in a Drama goes to Bikiya Graham-Douglas for Flower Girl -Best Director goes to Shirley Frimpong-Manso
It was a sad end for 22 year-old Deborah (surname withheld), a 300-level student of Benson Idahosa University, Benin-City, after the girl, said to be a virgin, was raped to death by yet to be identified persons in Benin-City, Edo State capital. The rapists cut her throat after the dastardly act. The family of the deceased has appealed to the Police Command in Edo State to fish out the culprits and bring them to book. Deborah was said to have been raped between 12 midnight and 1 a.m after she left hospital and decided to see one of her friends at Upper Adesuwa. It was then the rapists allegedly caught up with her. May her soul rest in peace.
Nigeria’s ministries, ministers and law makers are the highest paid in the entire world. Equipment purchases and renovations for these departments run into billions with computers purchased at triple global prices and then ‘replaced’ again with each year’s budget. In view of the above, the errors in the Financial Reporting Council report used to ‘fire’ CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi are very significant, distressing and call into question the entire processes of this particular case and all cases covered by this council. The error pointed out below also calls into question the value of the secretary of the President, his advisers and all related officials who this document passed through. Finally, this error further challenges the validity and legality of the President’s action
First posted on Instagram by Ice Prince’s manager Nanle Bishmang, the photo was reposted by their celebrity dads who were quite excited their kids got to meet and hangout. Wizkid posted this via his instagram page; 2kings! This pic made my day! @iceprincezamani all love my nigg! Our kids will run this! This year, Boluwatife turns three years old while Jamal turns two.
Trust Nigerians, we no dey carry last, infact we no too dey carry first o but that second position dey sure. Remember the Oscar selfie Ellen DeGeneres tweeted in the middle of the ceremony on Sunday, the photo already has more than 3 million retweets and a million favorites. The Naija version took place at the AMVCA 2014. See pic below; Which one makes sense pass?
A pastor from a church in Dandora Phase 2, an eastern suburb in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, has ordered all female members to go to the church ‘free’ – That is without bras and panties for Christ to enter their lives. Reverend Njohi of the Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church has advised female worshippers against wearing any undergarments to the church, calling them ungodly. In a meeting chaired by him, a law was passed banning the wearing of inner wears. Njohi claims that when going to church, people need to be free in ‘body’ and ‘spirit’ to receive Christ. He went ahead to warn members of dire consequences if they secretly put on their inner wears. A member of the church who pleaded anonymity said at last Sunday’s service, women dressed as the pastor had ordered without
A fish seller, popularly known as Alhaja Adegbite in Oluwatedo community, Ayetoro-Itele in Ado Odo-Ota Local Government Area (LGA) of Ogun State, has landed herself in trouble. She is being interrogated by the police over the death of her male lover in her house. The man, a banker, was said to have died while making love with the popular Alhaja in her house. Alhaja, it was gathered, had received the deceased in her apartment on 4, Ayegbajeje Street in the community on Mondayafternoon, March 3. Residents who spoke on the condition of anonymity said a community leader was alerted in the evening of March 3, 2014, that a man might have passed on in Alhaja’s house and that the woman was trying to cover up the incident by getting rid of the corpse… The deceased who was said to be on vacation
Twin sisters say they decided they want to look identical to be able to share everything in their lives. Yes, everything: house, bed, boyfriend, Facebook account and even a job. Anna and Lucy DeCinque, 28-year-olds from Perth, Western Auastralia, have reportedly spent more than $200,000 to ensure they look identical. The former Mt Lawley Senior High School students have had chest implants, lip enhancements and tattooed eyebrows. They also undergo weekly skin peels and infra-red sauna treatments, ensure they have the same diets, exercise routines and wear the same clothes and shoes, the New York Post reported. The twins, who used to work at Lash Sublime — Eyeline Extensions in Perth, now share a job serving meals to the elderly. They split shifts and pay. And, yes, they have the same boyfriend. “We’re
Genevieve Nnaji never goes wrong with her fashion sense. The actress looks smart and casual at the same time.
The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards pre-party took place last night, in attendance at the event were Kate Henshaw, Joke Silva, Ghanaian Tv personality Joselyn Dumas.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, who defended the posthumous award given to Abacha during Nigeria’s centenary celebration last week, said that the award was not meant to celebrate moral virtues. A cross section of Nigerians had questioned the government for honouring some controversial recipients, one of whom was Abacha. Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, even rejected his nomination for the centenary award, saying he could not share the award with Abacha, who he described as a “murderer and thief of no redeeming quality”. However, Abati told Saturday PUNCH that the award did not mean that the government was supporting sharp or corrupt practices, adding that the allegation about money laundering and forfeiture of money was another matter
Dr. Chris Okafor is the General Overseer of Liberation Church. In a chat with Encomium Weekly, he says President Jonathan will again win the next election, and if he doesn’t that means he wasn’t called of God. Is it true that you predicted Jonathan will win the 2015 election? God has been accurate. He is a progressive and creative God. The Bible says every secret belongs to God, He reveals in order to redeem. There were some prophesies that were given during our cross over night and some are still coming. I remember vividly that God gave a revelation that the NUJ should pray against untimely death among its members and if possible they should come together to pray so that danger will be averted. But not too long, while we were praying, we heard one of their editors was killed. There
Police in Offa, Kwara State have paraded one Miss Mary Awolola who is believed to be a cultist and a student of College of Technology, Offa, for planning with five of her cult members to gang rape her friend because she refused to join them. Awolola said, all pressure mounted on her friend (names withheld) proved abortive and so, she planned for her to be gang raped. She also disclosed that this isn’t new, because she was also gang raped by four men before she was initiated into the group. Speaking to the press while she was paraded, she said “I did not gain anything from cultism and I regret all my actions’’. Two of the suspected rapist have already been arrested and have confirmed to the crime, while others are still at large.
Guess what, controversial singer Maheeda, famous for posting revealing photos and releasing explicit official videos, did it again! “Naija bad girl” is having the new music video for the single “Lasgidi Chick” shot, no surprise – Maheeda gets naked. Moreover, this new piece is being shot Frizzle N Brizzle Films, same people that shot Naija Bad Girl.