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Ambode’s Wife Empowers 103 Widows With Skill Support Equipment

…Distributes Cash, Skill Support Equipment, Others To celebrate the 2017 International Widows’ Day, wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode on Thursdayempowered at least 103 widows across age category with financial assistance, equipment support and skills training programme, during an event organized by her foundation, Hope for Women in Nigeria Initiative, HOFOWEM, at Oregun, Ikeja. Empowerment materials distributed to ... Read More »

World’s oldest woman celebrates 131st birthday with 56 descendants

Alimiha Seiti claims she was born in 1886 and lives in China’s western Xinjiang Uyghur region, where she loves talking to visitors and often sings when she is in a good mood. She celebrated her 131st birthday on Sunday, with some of her 56 descendants in attendance. The China News Service reports that Alimiha Seiti was born on June 15, 1886. Alimiha, ... Read More »

Regular sex good for men, hardly benefits women —Study

Having regular sex has been linked to the reduction in men’s homocysteine levels, a harmful chemical found in the blood which can trigger life-threatening cardiac problems. Research found that having sex several times a week can slash the levels of homocysteine in men, whereas women benefit far less from regular sex. It is thought that when men get regular sex, ... Read More »

Davido Gives PA oil truck As Birthday Gift

Nigerian singer Davido has done another good deed, gifting his personal assistant for many years an oil truck. It was to celebrate the birthday of the PA, known as Lateef Biola, who plans to go into oil and gas business. In his Twitter post, Davido displayed a photo of the truck and urged Lateef “to go get his money”. Happy birthday ... Read More »

Have mercy on us, Evans wife, Uchenna cries out

This is Uchenna Precious Onwuamadike, the wife of the Chikwudubem Onwuamadike who you call Evans.   I am 31 years old.   I got married to Evans at the age of 17 at Oraifite, Anambra state in 2004. He met me while I was coming back from lesson as a student of All Saints Secondary School, Oraifite and I was in class ... Read More »

Lagos socialite arraigned for drug trafficking

Suspected drug kingpin and Lagos socialite, Mrs. Fumilola Arike, Ogbuaya a.k.a. Arike Fumilola Ogundipe, has been arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). She was arraigned on Thursday before Justice Hadiza Rabiu Shagari of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, in an amended charge No. FHC/L/124c/2017, the Federal Republic of Nigeria versus Omolara Odeyemi a.k.a. Ariyo Monsurat Olabisi and ... Read More »

EFCC seizes Patience Jonathan’s N2bn hotel

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized a hotel allegedly belonging to Mrs. Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The anti-graft agency also seized three other properties in Abuja allegedly belonging to Patience. The five-storey hotel is located near Setraco Construction Company, beside Mabushi Kado Expressway. Although the hotel has not been officially valued by the ... Read More »

Kemi Olunloyo in prison, says court registrar stalling her bail

Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, a social media enthusiast and daughter of a former governor of Old Oyo State, Omololu Olunloyo, has accused the chief registrar attached to the Port Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court of sitting on her case in order to keep her perpetually behind bars, despite having allegedly met her bail conditions. But Maimunat Folami, the Deputy Chief ... Read More »

Chibok girls graduate from top US school

Two Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from the Boko Haram captors have completed their studies at an American High School in the United States Capital. The girls known simply by their first names, Debbie and Grace graduated after completing junior year (11th grade) and senior year (12 grade) at a prestigious private international school in the Washington metro area in America. ... Read More »