Saturday, 31 December 2016

"God saw me through pain & depression"-Davido's babymama, Sophia Momodu shares inspiring message

Davido's babymama and Dele Momodu's niece, Sophia Momodu shared an heartfelt message via her Instagram page earlier today.
In this post, she said many things and more.
Read below,

@iam_belladonna  -" At the beginning of this year I was empty I believed that I had lost you. I could no longer see the light at the end of the tunnel, I started to believe everything the devil tried to pin on me that I was ugly & worthless & bad but every time I saw you I couldn't ignore the light in your eyes & the unconditional love in your warmth.. God saw me through PPD & knowing I had to be strong for you kept me going. I walked into 2016 without you, but we are walking into 2017 together! ��‍��❤����#GodIsBiggerThanMoney" #HappyNewYear #JustBelieve2017 #ThatsMyBestFriend

A Nigerian guy is very happy is girlfriend had her second miscarriage!...See Tweet

What sense can one make of this?

"If I don't get a husband in 2017, I'll steal one"-Shocking Facebook user's confession

That's a tough confession there, hooked ladies...Beware!

7 Deaths that shocked Nigerian Football in 2016

The sporting fraternity will for long remember 2016 as the year the cold hands of death snatched some of its icons.

The deaths, especially in the football family, brought tears and anguish to family, friends, and sports followers.

As part of PREMIUM TIMES’ 2016 year end review, we look at seven of Nigerian football’s most shocking losses in the outgoing year.

Stephen Keshi

Keshi, winner of the African Cup of Nations as a player and coach with the Super Eagles, died aged 54 on June 8.

The football legend passed away after a suspected heart attack in Benin City, South-south Nigeria.

During his illustrious career first as player, Keshi played in five different African Cup of Nations tournaments, captaining the Super Eagles team to their second continental success in 1994 in Tunisia.

He was instrumental as Nigeria made their maiden appearance at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the U.S. where they reached the second round before losing in extra time to Italy.

Fondly called the Big Boss for his domineering influence on the sport in Nigeria, Keshi played professionally in Ivory Coast, Belgium, France, the U.S. and Malaysia.

Aside the Super Eagles, he also managed the national teams of Togo and Mali and was the only African coach to have guided two nations to qualify for the World Cup

First appointed manager of the Nigerian team on November 2011, Keshi handled the Super Eagles over four spells, leading them to the 2013 African Cup of Nations title in South Africa.

Amodu Shuaibu 

While Nigerians and African football were still getting to grips with the shocking news of the demise of Keshi, Coach Amodu Shuaibu, who was then the Technical Director for the Nigeria Football Federation, died three days later, also in Benin.

Shuaibu can be best described as “the man whose name is synonymous with the Super Eagles.”

He was head coach at different times with BCC Lions, El-Kanemi Warriors and Shooting Stars in Nigeria and Orlando Pirates of South Africa. He died in his sleep after complaining of chest pains over the night. He was known to be hypertensive and had rejected an invitation to once again take over the Super Eagles’ coaching job in February on this ground.

He first took charge of the national team in 1994 at the age of 36, and would be reappointed to the position three times more in 1999, 2001-2002 and 2008-2010. He guided the Super Eagles through the qualifiers for the 2002 and 2010 editions of the FIFA World Cup but was not allowed to lead the team to the tournaments.

Shuaibu also qualified the Beach Soccer National Team, Supersand Eagles, for the 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, but did not lead the team at the finals as he refused to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He was the first Nigerian to qualify the Super Eagles for the FIFA World Cup, when with Keshi and Joe Erico as his assistants, he rescued the Eagles’ flagging campaign by guiding the team to win the last three qualifying matches, following the departure of Dutchman Johannes Bonfere, to reach the finals in Korea/Japan 2002.

Izu Joseph

The late Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan defender lost his life to the bullets of men of the military Joint Task Force, JTF while on an end of season visit to his hometown. Though initial reports suggested that the footballer was a victim of stray bullets, the family has insisted that he was felled by the trigger-happy military men.

Izu, a regular with the Oluyole Warriors in the Nigerian Professional Football League 2015/16 season, helped the team retain Premiership status before he was shot dead in Okaki in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Chinedu Agwu 

The year 2016 started on a sour note for Nigerian football with the news of the death following a protracted illness of Chinedu Agwu, a former Enyimba and Kaduna United goalkeeper.

Agwu died a few hours into the year. The 30-year-old shot stopper made waves at Kaduna United but did not enjoy first team opportunities after an ambitious move to Enyimba

Peter Ogaba

The former Nigerian youth international died at 42 after a brief illness in his home at Kurudu village in the Federal Capital Territory. Ogaba burst into limelight at a tender age. He was the youngest Nigerian player at the FIFA U-20 World Cup hosted by Saudi Arabia in 1989 where the Flying Eagles then handled by Coach Tunde Disu lost in the final to Portugal. Ogaba had been the youngest player at Canada ’87 FIFA U-17 World Cup, at age 13.

During his active days, he played in KSC Lokeren in Belgium. He went on loan from Lokeren after sustaining a hamstring injury to Finland, FC Oulu, where he won the league.

Ogaba’s last known club was MSV Duisburg which he played for in the 1993/1994 season.

Ibrahim Abubakar

Until his brutal murder, Abubakar was head of protocol, Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.

He was shot dead by suspected armed robbers at his Abuja residence. The Kaduna-born football administrator was subsequently conveyed to his hometown where he was buried in accordance with Islamic rites.

Michael Umanyika

The young Nigerian footballer died on the field at Azerbaijani First Division club, Zagatala PFK. The 20-year old Umanyika reportedly slumped during his first training session with the team after returning from vacation in Nigeria, and could not be revived despite the medical team on ground. He had joined Zagatala PFK last season and made 20 appearances for the club.

List was compiled by Tunde Eludini of

Adorable photos of Mercy Johnson's daughter, Purity as she turns 4 years

Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson and husband threw their daughter Princess Purity Okojie a party to celebrate her 4th birthday yesterday at their hometown Uromi in Edo state.

See more photos below.

Top Nigeria businessman wanted for "International Corruption" in Italy

Aliyu Abubakar may be the owner of Abuja’s most luxurious building and a friend to several Nigerian government officials, past and present, but the noose is reportedly tightening on him in Nigeria and in Europe.

Aliyu Abubakar

About a week after Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, EFCC, filed money laundering charges against him for his role in the Malabu $1.1 billion scandal, evidence has emerged that Italian authorities also want him for “international corruption” for his role in the matter.

According to an exclusive by PremiumTimes, prosecutors in Milan, Italy, have written to Nigeria’s Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, seeking the presence of Mr. Abubakar in criminal proceedings 
relating to the Malabu scandal.

The Italian request contained in a letter of notification to Mr. Malami are also connected to the recent nine-count charge filed by the EFCC against Mr. Abubakar, and eight others for their roles in the scandal.

Apart from Mr. Abubakar, others being prosecuted by the EFCC include a former Attorney General, Mohammed Adoke; former petroleum minister, Dan Etete; Malabu oil and Gas; and five other shady companies controlled by Mr. Abubakar.

It was to Malabu oil and gas, a company whose roots is marred in corruption, that the Nigerian government in 1998 controversially allocated OPL 245, considered Africa’s richest oil block.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported how Mr. Adoke and former finance minister, Yerima Ngama, approved the transfer of about $1.1 billion from Nigerian government’s account in London into Malabu accounts controlled by Mr. Etete.

The money was paid by oil giants, Shell and ENI, ‎into a federal government account, for OPL 245, estimated to contain 9 billion barrels of crude.

Only $801 million of the money could be transferred to Mr. Etete due to legal issues raised by Emeka Obi, a businessman who is also being charged by the Italians, in a British court.

After the transfer to Mr. Etete, over half of the money was paid to the accounts of the five shady companies controlled by Mr. Abubakar.
Attorney General Mohammed Adoke says he will be attending a meeting against child sexual abuse in Belgium and won't be available for the Malabu probe

Investigations by authorities in Nigeria, UK, and Italy have found Mr. Abubakar – described by anti-corruption officials as ‘Mr. Corruption’ for his involvement in various questionable high profile deals – and others culpable in the scandal.
Mr. Abubakar is believed to have acted as a front for several politically exposed persons who  benefitted from the funds including Mr. Adoke and Roberto Casula, who was then the head of Eni’s business operations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mr. Casula received $50 million cash in his Abuja home, Italian investigators found, while PREMIUM TIMES reported how another former Attorney General, Bayo Ojo, received $10 million.

The letter seeking Mr. Abubakar’s presence in Italy, as well as another letter, containing the charge against him, were jointly written by prosecutors in Italy’s Directorate of Criminal Justice, the office of International Judicial Cooperation and the Italian ministry of foreign affairs.

The purpose of the letters is to inform the accused, owner of the luxurious building beside Transcorp hotel, Abuja, and the Nigerian government of the allegations against the controversial businessman.

According to the letters, dated October 14 and 15, Mr. Abubakar is expected to avail himself in Italy for trial.

In the “Notice of Proceedings,” the Italians stated that

“Aliyu Abubakar. No. 32 Gana Street, Maitama Abuja (Nigeria) is hereby notified that criminal proceedings are pending against him at this Public Prosecutor’s Office for the following offence: International corruption with the aggravating circumstance of transnationality. Re. OPL 245.”

“Aliyu Abubakar is hereby requested to declare its domicile in Italy or to choose a domicile in Italy in order to be able to receive the notifications regarding the proceedings.”

The letter of notification was signed by an Italian director of foreign affairs, Stefano Opillo, while the notice of criminal proceedings against Mr. Abubakar was contained in a letter signed by Milan’s public prosecutors, Fabio de Pasquale and Sergio Spadaro.

Mr. Abubakar could not be reached on Friday. Also, the spokesperson to Attorney General Malami, Salihu Isah, did not return calls or reply text messages sent to him on whether Nigeria would honour the Italian’s request.

Nigeria is, however, expected to ensure Mr. Abubakar’s availability to the Italians even it means extraditing him should he decline to make himself available voluntarily.

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"You're strong, I admire you deeply"- Ubi Franklin writes wife, Lilian Esoro and son

Ubi Franklin has a lot of emotions bottled up he's gradually releasing through open letters on his Instagram page ever since wife, Lilian Esoro left him, trashed her wedding band, his surname and deleted photos of him on her social media handles.

He has released a new open letter to his son and in it acknowledged his anger problems, which he says his son Jayden and self discipline helped him overcome. Nevertheless, his wife Lilian Esoro is strong, he admires her deeply and Ubi wants her to know that.

his letter below:

Letter To My Son @jaydenubifranklin


 Son, witnessing your birth was not just an experience; it was a miracle (the beauty of a child being born is nothing but pure joy). 

You came and melted my heart, taught me to love, taught me to forgive and see things differently. My past experiences made me one who was easily provoked but God always uses something, or someone to change people, to break them, and for me; my SON and some self discipline did. 

You have also thought me to admit my mistakes and apologize for them, even when I 
think I’m not wrong but may have upset someone, apologize! It takes NOTHING from you but gives you EVERYTHING!!! 

Son, your magical smile is what I love - Dad Loves you dearly - and will do all to make you happy for my days are better because of you. I have a whole new perspective to life and have experienced another side of life all because of you. (Thank God). 

Life doesn't always serve us happy cards but I truly wish I could change every bad situation for your sake and the peace of the family.
This is a letter to you my Son. 

This December will be our first Christmas together and your very first Christmas here on Earth.... (Praise God). 

Tomorrow is a New Year too.You’re the hero of this story and a new life with you is all because of your Mum (super Mum)....9months carrying and protecting you has led our paths to meet. Growing so fast and big now (you even make efforts to grab my phone and take selfies lol) WOW!!! ������������❤ 

To your Mum; “You are strong, doing an excellent job, and I continue to admire you deeply.” 

Oh Jayden, I am so excited to see the plan that God has for your life. I already feel the magic that you will be a great son. You woke up a love in me that I didn’t realize existed.  

I am Proud to be your father....I have loved you since i found out about you, I loved you more when I met you on your birthday, i have loved you more each day during this past 5 months, and i will love you more for the next four months, four years, four decades, and every day after that. I will always, always love you. My heart just aches and trembles with all my love for you. 

Forever and always... Your Daddy.❤️����
Welcome to 2017��������✌��❤����

Tiwa Savage & Teebillz pictured together, first time since social media spat

They were pictured at Stephanie Coker's wedding yesterday.

This is surely photo of the day!!!...Back together?

D'Banj reportedly donates #1 Million to Emma Ugolee's kidney transplant

Well said and Weldone Banga Lee!

ABSURD: Man beats wife, stabs in her private part for allegedly cheating

A 37-year-old man, Victor Ojiaku, who allegedly stabbed his wife, a student, with a broken bottle in her private part, has been granted bail in the sum of N250,000 by the Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court.Ojiaku, who sells automobile parts and resides at 22, Arike John Close, White Sand, Isheri-Osun in Lagos State, reportedly stabbed his wife whom he suspected of having a sexual relationship with his sales representative.

Magistrate Akeem Fashola, who gave the ruling, also ordered the accused to produce two sureties in like sum. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the case has been taken up by the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team.

The Coordinator of DSVRT, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, narrated how the victim was kept indoors and punished severely by her husband. “The victim, Mrs. Faith Ojiaku, 27, a student, was held hostage by her husband for two days, depriving her of calling any family member for help or receiving medical attention. She was subsequently rushed to the hospital for treatment after which she collapsed. She then pleaded with the doctor to make use of his phone to call her sister.

It was her sister that informed DSVRT which advised her to report the case at the Police station on behalf of her wounded sister. He also injured the sales representative with a broken bottle and some dangerous weapons.
The suspected assailant, a father of three, is facing a six-count charge bordering on grievous bodily harm, threat to life and assault.

How the Nigeria Police helped man proposed to his fiance

The Nigerian Police could be friendly when you are in their good books.
A Nigerian man based in Port Harcourt, Brown Affah,  proposed to his girlfriend Yemi with the help of policemen while he pretended to be a thief.

Below is what Brown wrote:

'Good morning Facebookers  

This pictures have so many stories behind it, firstly I was sure of the color of clothes she wore to work, black top and blue jeans so i called some of my single friends who are still around after Christmas  Kingsley Asika, Grandeur Chef Wisdom Noble, Woka Richy and 
my blood Brown Victor to wear same clothes including me and partake in the action movie episode 1& 2 while I'll be acting episode 1 with her, they'll join in episode 2.

Police man 1
Police man 2
Police man 3
Brown Affah - the proposer
Effiwatt Yemi - the proposee

People passing by
People who came to ask what happened
People stopped while driving to see if they really caught a criminal.
Camera man 1
Camera man 2.

I went to her office and picked her up by 5:43pm, drove her to GRA phase 2 that I wanna buy her shawama which I know she'll fall for. Meanwhile I've given signal to my good police officers that we are on our way without her knowledge. On approaching they flagged us to stop, I cleared they said finally we have caught you, the notorious criminal Brown,  i said sorry officer that must be a mistake somewhere. Shut up they shouted, are u not brown? Yes I am I answered,  u were involved in a robbery and now we have caught guns cocked. My girl was scared but calm,  all she said was baby its Ok, lets follow them but I know you are not a criminal.  

Cuff them, and they did. Pushed us towards their vans with my girl panting but calm....then I told them I wanna say something,  shut up they shouted but the leader asked ; what do u wanna say? So i looked into my lady's eyes and told her babe; u don't actually know me u know them? She asked,  yes I know them i replied.And u know I've never said the word; I love you to you because I wanted to be sure I did and tell u on this day i said. 


Yes I do love you,  and I wanna spend the rest of my life with you I continued , with one knee on the floor....whaaaat she screemed,  covered her face and said a big YES with the police men clapping, and passers by clapping and watching....we hugged and the cuffs was removed.And finally that's a wrap.
End of episode 1, episode 2 coming up soon. 

Credits to the camera men
The Nigeria police force,
They are your friends
Not all police are bad, this crew was super and nice'.

How do you walk your way to the creative Toilet seat?

Just explain how you would

SAD: Halima Abubakar quits Instagram, bids farewell

The ever controversial Actress made the announcement an hour ago via her Instagram page.

Technically, Instagram is finally one drama less...Lol

Read what she has to say below,

@halimabubakar  -  With gratitude to God almighty ����I say thank you all for a wonderful 2016����I thank you all,who contributed in my growth❤️������ But I regret to announce my exit from Instagram ����✌️God bless you all and I love you��Gosh will miss you all❤️❤️��  -

"My Dad is a Certified Idiotic Agbaya"- Kemi Olunloyo blasts father!

So, were we saying she's a legit daughter to this innocent man again?...SMH

Simi slammed by asking for Wizkid's Jacket, weeks after she had begged Davido for shoes

Within 2weeks, Simi has BEGGED from both Davido and Wizkid.
Nigerians have no chill actually...Lol

Actress, Sotayo Sobola gets a G-Wagon as a birthday gift

The delectable actress, Sotayo Sobola aka, Sotayogaga who has been rumoured to have once dated Sen.Ganiu Olarenwaju Solomon, GOS. A rumour the actress has since squashed.

Now, she just landed a G-Wagon as her birthday gift.

Here's a picture of the of the car,

Domestic Voilence: Bobrisky's Bae smashes his iPhone, leaves him with a black eye (Video)

Nigeria's male barbie, Bobrisky has just sparked the internet with the latest video he shared on his Snapchat moments ago.

Listen to what he had to say below,

Tonto Dikeh disables comment section as she shares faceless photo of her baby boy

The Actress called for more comments than she bargained for, she'll rather not have any, so she disabled the comment section.
How savage!
Read below for her caption,

Below was what she had to say,


Facebook user in boobs-revealing top wants you to know she's a virgin


Dwayne Johnson The Rock shares inspirational message to fans as he gifts father a Christmas Jeep

Dwayne Johnson aka. TheRock has featured in many blockbusters and has been described by the America's Ad Age as the People's Sexiest Man alive.

He just melted hearts away with his story about his dad and the gift he gave him for Christmas.
Read below,

"Bought my dad a Christmas gift and surprised him. He's had a hard life. This one felt good.
My dad, Rocky Johnson is a minimalist. Always has been. Never asks me for much and over the years his needs are always the barest. Crazy story, my dad's dad died when he was 13yrs old. That Christmas, my dad's mom had her new boyfriend over for Christmas dinner. Her boyfriend got drunk and pissed on the turkey. My dad went outside, got a shovel, drew a line in the snow and said if you cross that line I'll kill you. The drunk crossed it and my dad laid him out cold as a block of ice.
Cops were called. They told my dad's mom that when her boyfriend regains consciousness, he's gonna kill your son so one of them has got to go. In front of the entire family, my dad's mom looked at him and said get out. He was 13yrs old and now homeless. That f*cked up true story happened in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1954. He needed the bare minimum then, just like does now.
Over the years, I've moved him into a big home, got him trucks to drive - which he'll literally drive into the ground until I get him something else. Hell, I'll get him anything he wants, but the SOB just won't ask;). Every Christmas, I always think about that story and my dad having every odd stacked against him at 13, but he fought thru it and still made something of himself. Makes me appreciate his struggle and hard work. Also, makes me appreciate the fun times he would beat my ass in the gym so bad when I was 13 and say "If you're gonna throw up, go outside.. and if you're gonna cry, then go home to your mother". I hated it then, but I embrace it now. Made a man outta me. Without pissing on my turkey. Just a small way of saying thank you dad and Merry Christmas! #DwantaClaus"

Bizzare: Spine-Chilling photos of Corpses sticking out of graves at Imota Cemetery (Photos)

TV presenter and journalist, Aderibigbe Adeola Gentlesoul shared these photos of dead bodies sticking out different body parts at Imota cemetery, Lagos.

See more photos below,