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“Sex is an act of worship, that is why people shout ‘Oh my God!’” – Femi Fani-Kayode

There are fewer public figures as controversial as Femi Fani-Kayode. The lawyer and former Minister of Aviation, airs his perspective on anything and everything, dividing opinions in the process.
In a post on Twitter, he wrote this concerning sex: “Sex is powerful. It is an act of worship. That is why people shout things like “oh my God” when they are at the height of orgasmic pleasure.”

 Just recently, he waded into the Oscar Pistorius case, blaming his late girlfriend for the tragedy.
 He said at the time: “Whatever the the truth may be, all I can say is that this is a great tragedy and we need to be careful about the kind of women that we spend our time with. Any woman that stirs up your anger and constantly provokes your wrath ought to be avoided like a plague. It is those that bring peace and tranquility into our lives that we should cherish.
I have little doubt that Pistorius, who was a great achiever, a living icon, the greatest and best known African sportsman in world …

22-year-old Nigerian caught with 1.3kg hard drugs

A 22-year-old Nigerian, Jude Ejikonye Ilechukwu who resides in Thailand was recently apprehended by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLE, with 1.295kg of substance discovered to be methamphetamine. Ilechukwu was arrested at the international wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

The drug which was concealed inside his luggage, was detected during the screening of passengers on Ethiopian Airline at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The MMIA Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Hamza Umar, said the drug was carefully hidden in the suspects’ luggage.
Umar said: “Like several factory modes of drug concealment, we had to practically cut the bag open to detect the drugs.
“Ordinarily, when you open the bag, you will not see the drug.
“We found two brown parcels of drugs weighing 1.295kg.”
According to Ilechukwu, he was lured into the drug deal by a friend he met in Thailand.
In his words: “I am a business …

Bill On Allowance For Unemployed Graduates Rejected

THE House of Representatives Wednesday rejected a bill, which sought to make provisions for monetary incentives for unemployed graduates in the country.

The proposed legislation, titled: “A Bill for an Act to amend the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Act, Cap. N28 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, by creating specific functions and objectives for the Directorate to specifically cater for unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions,” failed to scale second reading when it was put to vote by the Speaker, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has also endorsed a bill seeking to overhaul the Consumer Protection Council.

The bill, sponsored by Daniel Reyeneiju (PDP, Delta State), seeks to amend the Consumer Protection Council Act to modify its composition; widen the scope of its functions and powers so as to provide for a broader and more effective Council.

Sponsor of the bill, Arua Arunsi, had, during his submission on the floor, said th…

My Show Is Fake? - Omotola Ekeinde

The actress who started her reality show on December 6th 2012, is not pleased with the responses she is getting from her viewers and fans and took to twitter to address the issue. What are your thoughts on her reality show? Do you think it is fake as some say or you think the actress is just been herself.

Read her reason why she started a reality show when you continue
I chose to do this show because I have been rightly advised that it might be the next step in African entertainment for everyone of us. It is a new concept in this part of the world and would be a good avenue to sell our values and push the envelope for the artistes on the continent. The show will focus on my experiences as a person; with and without make-up. In and outside my house, my daily life is fun and hectic. My life is crazy. It is a reality show for all ages that is full of unusual twists and turns.’

Although the reality show has been birthed, Omotola shared her early scepticism at filming her priv…

Man Teaches Two-legged Pig To Walk

A pig which was born with just its two front legs has become an unlikely celebrity in Henan Province, China.

The 10-month-old animal, known by villagers as Zhu Jianqiang, which means Strong-Willed Pig, was born with only two front legs, which it now uses to walk on.

According to owner Wang Xihai, Zhu Jianqiang was one of nine piglets born in a litter this January.

He recalls: 'My wife asked me to dump it but I refused as it's a life. I thought I should give it a chance and unexpectedly it survived healthily.'

Several days after Zhu's birth Wang decided to train the two-legged female piglet to walk by lifting it up by its tail. 'I trained her a while each day. After 30 days she could agilely walk upside down.'

Wang said his home has been besieged by visitors since the birth of the pig, which currently weighs 110lbs. A circus even offered a high price for the pig, but he refused to sell.

'She proved to us that no matter what form life is it should co…

Convenant University-Student Sues School For Being Expelled Over Porn

Vwamhi Longji Felix has challenged his illegal expulsion by the Convenant University,for allegedly watching pornography and secular music on his laptop.

Felix stated that before he was expelled,his parents had spent not less than 10million naira on school fees and other expenses.
The school countered that in the school handbook,it was stated that students are not allowed to be in possession of unholy films and home videos or secular music tapes,when on campus and during an academic session.
The case was filed at an Ogun State High Court sitting in Otta.March 27 2013 has been fixed for judgement...and N4D would definitely inform readers about the outcome of the case!

Nigeria Makes Guinness World Records, With the Biggest Jersey on Earth

It was announced as the biggest football jersey in the world,but that became official a few days back,when Guiness World Record certified it.The largest football shirt measures 73.55 metres and 89.67 metres in
lenght.Its another feat by nigeria prompted by an initiative of a corporation,to extend the spirit of sportsmanship.

Sanyeri set to tour UK for a concert

Rave of the moment in the Yoruba comedy industry, Olaniyi Afonja (a.k.a Sanyeri) is set to go on a musical tour in the United Kingdom. The tour wil begin next month and it would be his first visit to London as an actor. The six-week concert is packaged by popular London promoter, Charles Ajibade Odunlami, CEO of Charles And C Productions.

Artistes billed to be on parade at the event include ace fuji act, Isa Mirinda, Sunday Alaba Pedro, the talented singing son of the late veteran highlife writer and singer, Pa Alaba Pedro. Sunday would be performing live with the surviving band of his father. Sanyeri, who through determination and hard work, has become a household name in Nollywood, will be on stage at the UK concert with the new generation star music acts such as X-Project, Vector tha Viper, Oritshe Femi, Sabi (of Show Your Style fame), among others.
The Oyo State-born artiste said:’ He is happy that the UK trip is coming now in his career and has promised to give his…


Frankly, they look like a reasonably ordinary pair of white trainers. But try telling that to Beyonce – or animal rights campaigners.

For these shoes, commissioned by the singer, are made from no fewer than five different animal skins: stingray, anaconda, ostrich, crocodile and calf.
Fans and animal welfare groups alike condemned Beyonce, 31, as ‘cruel’ and ‘spoilt’ for having the trainers made.
A spokesman for animal charity PETA said: ‘These custom-made kicks come with a high price – and it’s paid by the various animals who were beaten and skinned alive or cruelly farmed and killed.’
He added: ‘We hope that one day she’ll go completely cruelty-free.’

Andrew Tyler, director of Animal Aid, described the trainers as ‘a brazen publicity stunt’. ‘The less that is said about it the better,’ he added.
The cream colour shoes are a take on the wedge-style trainer, made popular by designer Isabel Marant, but given a so-called Eden makeover by PMK using a hybrid of land and sea skins.

Rafael Benitez: Chelsea interim manager angrily confirms exit

Rafael Benitez has said he will leave Chelsea in May and described the decision to give him the title "interim manager" as a "massive mistake".
After beating Middlesbrough 2-0 in the FA Cup fifth round, the Spaniard also criticised some of the club's fans.
He told BBC Radio 5 live: "Chelsea gave me the title of interim manager, which is a massive mistake. I'm the manager.
"The fans are not helping us. At the end of the season I will leave. They don't have to worry about me."
Benitez's defiant post-match interview came after the former Liverpool manager was once again targeted by a section of his club's supporters.
Asked a question about the importance of the FA Cup, Benitez responded with an outspoken rant in which he said:
He would leave the club in the summer; The "interim" title was a "…


Very few Nigerians have made the Forbes list of richest people in the world the reason been that Forbes estimates the wealth of individuals and rank them based on the value of shares they have in quoted companies (companies listed on the stock exchange). The list of top 20 Richest Nigerian billionaires has been based on:
The value of their shares held in quoted companies, the size and market share of their companies, the number of companies they own and its assumed value, the market value of their company’s brand and the impact of their companies on the Nigerian economy.
Despite the harsh terrain and business challenges involved with starting a business in Nigeria; the successful entrepreneurs listed below held their ground and fought their way to the top.
In a country with a population of over 160 million inhabitants and millions of businesses; these 20 entrepreneurs diligently carved their names in the sands of time. In this report, brings to you the top 20 richest Nige…

Flash: Kaduna Governor Yero’s Convoy Involved In Minor Accident

A minor accident involving a motorcycle in the convoy of the Kaduna state governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero’s convoy has been reported.
The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in front of the 44 Army Reference Hospital, few metres away from the state’s Government House Wednesday afternoon.
Governor Yero who was on his way to address the state’s civil servants at the state’s secretariat along Independence Way ordered that the rider be taken to the hospital for treatment while the rider’s motorcycle was returned to the Government House.

Flash: Arik, AIT, Channels, Newswatch, Other Alleged Beneficiaries Of Ex-Gov Odili’s Looted N100 Billion Keep Silent

All the parties involved or mentioned in the N100 billion allegedly stolen from the treasury of Rivers State by former governor, Peter Odili, has declined to comment on the alleged scam when contacted.
Last Sunday, Sahara Reporters published that it has obtained draft charges that were never presented in court and prepared by activist lawyer, Festus Keyamo, for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, during the tenure of Farida Waziri as the commission’ chairman.
The charges showed how Mr. Odili, using 24 other prominent government officials, media owners, and businessmen, carried out the widespread plundering of the state’s treasury.
Mr. Keyamo, who still represents the EFCC in several other corruption cases, did not deny that the charges existed or whether he did prepare them for the commission. He, however, declined to comment.
“I have no comment about it. You can find out from Lamorde (EFCC Chairman),” said Mr. Keyamo in a telephone chat.
Just like Mr. …

D'Banj to Launch New Album March 30

It has now been confirmed that D'Banj will launch his new album on March 30, 2013. The album, which is titled De King's Men (DKM), featured some singer around the world.

The album will be his first off his new personal record label, DB Records, which has his younger brother, Kay Switch, signed unto the music label.

We further gathered that the album will be a compilation of his label's artistes; Kay Switch, J Sol and D'Banj. Also, his 'Scape Goat' remix with Kanye West is tipped to make the final album cut.

On March 1, pre-sales of the new album will start.

UNILAG Students Damage Davido's Car At First Bank Show

The car of pop star, Davido, was reportedly damaged yesterday by some over-excited fans of the singer. The 'omo baba olowo' crooner was at the campus of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for a First Bank sponsored event, Youth Excel, when the incident happened.

According to Davido, who took to twitter to disclose this, "damn, they (UNILAG students) broke my car window at UNILAG. Still love my fans though. Bless you all. Amazing show."
It was gathered that the event was held at the main auditorium of the school.

As the singer was making his way out of the school, some excited students reportedly besieged him by chasing his car, which resulted into one of his car's windows damaged in the process.

Kim Kardashian On Her Visit To Nigeria

Kim Kardashian who visited Nigeria for King of R&B, Darey's "Love: Like A Movie" concert on Sunday , February 17th has said in an exclusive interview that a concert like "Love: Like A Movie" has never happened in the United States.

She also commiserated with Nigerians on singer, Goldie's shocking death.


Most Stolen iPhones Are In Africa

Ever since cell phone carriers created a national registry of stolen phones on Nov. 1, it’s become much harder, if not impossible, to reactivate one in the U.S. That’s the good news. Here’s the bad: The database isn’t likely to rob thieves of the desire to steal your phone.

All major U.S. cell phone companies, including Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), T-Mobile, and Sprint (S), are now sharing the serial numbers of stolen phones through the registry. Like VIN numbers on cars, these unique IDs are branded onto the hardware of the device and are hard to tamper with. If a thief tries to pop out a SIM card and use a phone purchased from one U.S. company to sign up for service with another, the serial number will automatically show up as belonging to a stolen phone.Courtesy ecoATM

But wireless providers in other countries aren’t part of the registry. And savvy iPhone thieves have realized that the way to get around it is by selling smartphones overseas, according to Washington, D.C…

Three Power Sub-stations Installed In Lagos

The Federal Government, Wednesday, gave a boost to power supply in the country with the acquisition and installation of three units of 15 MVA (Megavolt Ampere) injection sub-stations in Lagos.

Speaking during the commissioning of the three new 15 MVA sub-stations and switch gears panel in Yaba, Orile-Coker and Kirikiri sub-stations in Lagos, Mr. James Olotu, Managing Director, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited, NDPHC, promoters of the National Independent Power projects, NIPP, said the project is part of the Federal Government’s transformation agenda, which places emphasis on improved power generation and supply among others.

Olotu said there are currently about 491 power projects across the country, while about 40 of the projects have been completed.
He however added that all the others yet to be completed have reached advanced stages of completion and would be completed before the end of the year.

He disclosed that the Federal Government set a target of June this y…

Church Set Ablaze In Ilorin

The Prayer, Faith and Miracle Ministry, a church located at Asa Dam area in Ilorin, capital of the central Nigerian state of Krawa was on Tuesday burnt down by yet to be identified persons.
The church which is also known as Ori-Oke Majemu Agbara was said to have been set ablaze todaywhen none of the church members or security guard was around.
The suspected arsonists also burnt musical instruments, and public address system kept in the church but spared the bible and portraits of Jesus Christ which they removed to the frontage of the church.
They also reportedly carted away about 400 plastic chairs being used by the congregation and clerics of the church during
Pastor in charge of the church, Paul Adekeye, said the building had been badly burnt before they got wind of the development and invited the fire fighters to douse the flame.
He said the part-time security guard they employed to watch over the church did not come for duty when the incident occurred on the excus…

Kidnappers' Training School Uncovered In Delta

…as Uduaghan insists on not signing death penalty law
Asaba”DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, weekend, explained why he would not sign into law, the Bill passed by the state House of Assembly, prescribing death penalty for kidnappers, describing the Bill as a duplication of efforts.

He also said that a school for training of kidnappers had been uncovered in the state.

Speaking at Unity Hall at Government House, Asaba,  on questions posed to him at a town hall meeting during the visit of the Good Governance tour team, led by Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, to the state, he said:  œAs a state government, we have been dealing with kidnapping. Presently, we have been able to identify some hot spots in the state, what are called the red spots, where kidnappers are trained. We have identified those areas.

We are strategising on security for those areas and that is why, in the last few weeks, you could see that the incidence of kidnapping has gone down. There a…

Protest As Obaigbena Fixes American Anthem Before Nigeria’s At THISDAY Awards

The guests at the event refused for the American anthem to be sung before the Nigerian anthem.
There was a mild drama on Tuesday at the 18th Annual Thisday Awards held in Abeokuta,the Ogun State capital, as guests at the ceremony kicked against singing the American National Anthem before the Nigerian anthem.
Guests were already seated whenthe award organiser, Nduka Obaigbena, publisher of Thisday Newspapers ; and the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun; ushered in Bill Clinton , former American President. After that, the Master of Ceremony announced that the American Anthem will be sung followed by the Nigerian anthem.
In swift response to the announcement, there was a spontaneous, and overwhelming resistance from the guests, who vehemently kicked against the arrangement, insisting that such arrangement was insulting to Nigeria and her citizens.
The guests, many who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES after the event, argued that in Nigeria, the country’s anthem should be sungfirst a…

Bobby Brown Gets 55-day Jail Term For Drunken Driving

Singer Bobby Brown, the ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston, was sentenced to 55 days in jail on Tuesday after admitting to driving drunk last year.

Brown pleaded no contest, an admission of guilt under California law, to driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license in October in a Los Angeles suburb.

Police said they stopped Brown after seeing him driving erratically, and that he failed a field sobriety test. It was his second arrest for drunken driving in 2012.

Brown did not appear in court on Tuesday and his plea was entered by his attorney. He must report to jail on March 20

The New Edition singer was also sentenced to four years probation, ordered to install an ignition interlock device and to attend an alcohol counseling program.

Brown and Houston divorced in 2007 after 15 years of what Houston later described as a drug- and alcohol-fueled marriage. Houston drowned accidentally in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub on February 11, 2012, from the effects…

Iranian News agency digitally alters Michelle Obama's Oscars gown to make it look more modest

An Iranian news agency digitally altered an image of Michelle Obama announcing the Oscar for Best Picture last night, in order to make her dress appear more modest in keeping with the country's Islamic dress codes that require women not to expose too much skin. The State-controlled Fars News Agency added a high neckline and cap sleeves to the silver Naeem Khan gown worn by the U.S. First Lady. 


Renovation work begins at Police College Ikeja

Weeks after the deplorable condition of the Nigerian Police College Ikeja was exposed  renovation work has begun on some buildings at the college. Hopefully they'll allow the press into the college when they are done with the renovations so we can all see the new look.


"After the disappointment from Dino, I have found love again' Bisi Ibidapo Obe

'My experience with Dino taught me the greatest lesson of my life. It has taught me to be weary of people. But despite the bitter experience, that does not mean I shouldn't pick up the pieces of my broken heart and move on with my life and that doesn't stop me from giving it to another man" Bisi told a soft sell magazine

"I must confess that I never knew my love affair with the father of my baby would turn awry but it did. Fortunately for me, the guy I was dating before stood by me when my daughter’s father rejecte