Sunday, 31 January 2016

Olu-Kayode condemns Dalori attack by Boko Haram

The former minister of aviation Olu-Femi olu-Kayode is condemning the Boko Haram terrorist attack that took place in Dalori, Borno state over the weekend.

He wrote, ''50 people were killed in Dalori by BH on Saturday.We condemn these killings.They may kill our people but they will never break our spirit. When BH strikes they don't ask their victims if they are APC or PDP, northern or southern or christian or muslim. They slaughter EVERYBODY.''

Cindy Crawford announces plan to retire from modeling at 50

Cindy Crawford, who will turn 50 on February 20 has announced plans to retire from modeling once she hits her fifth century.

''I'm sure I'll have my picture taken for 10 more years, but not as a model anymore,'' the 49-year-old supermodel told United Airlines' Rhapsody magazine. ''And that's okay. I've done it. I've worked with all these incredible photographers. What else do I need to do? I can't keep reinventing myself. I shouldn't have to keep proving myself. I don't want to.''

Fire engulf POWA market in Lagos

Fire has on Sunday night engulfed the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA)  market inside the Police barrack behind Lagos state police command at GRA Ikeja.

According to the spokesman for the Nigeria Police, Lagos State command, Dolapo Badmus, a Superintendent of Police said that no life was lost  and that the force has deployed a detachment of policemen to safeguard the area.

Father Mbaka moves to new parish

Tears flowed uncontrollably from parishioners and members of the Adoration Ministry as fiery Enugu Catholic priest and director of the ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, yesterday bowed out of Christ the King Parish, GRA, Enugu, which he presided over as parish priest for 20 years.

The entire Enugu capital city also stood still as over 30 lorries accom¬panied by thousands of his adoration faithful escorted him in a motorcade to his new parish, Our Lady Parish, Emene, a suburb of the capital city.

Mbaka’s transfer became a topical issue as a section of the society saw it as a punitive measure for his recent prophecies especially that of Decem¬ber 31st 2014, when he predicted that former President Goodluck Jonathan would be defeated in the 2015 elections. This has however been dismissed by the church who explained that the transfer is a routine exercise done every six years by the bishop.

But Mbaka’s transfer as a parish priest to a resident priest, where he will serve under another priest, has raised eyebrows eliciting further comments from close observers.

Mbaka himself while handing over formally to his successor yesterday told those around that he was going to suffer, moving from a duplex to a room in his new parish but asked them not to worry that God has bigger plans for him.

Hear him: ''I know we are going to suffer; between now and few months to come, I am going to suffer; I am going to suffer because I have no place to lay my head; I am going to suffer because I have no place to keep the Ministry’s assets; I know I am going to suffer; fortunategoing to suffer because I have no ly it’s going to happen in the month of Lent; so I am going to use my exit here to observe the Lent. But Jesus said it to His apostles in John 16:20, ‘You will be sorrowful and the world will be rejoicing but very soon I will turn your sorrows to joy.’ So I am waiting for that moment because for now I know we are going to suffer. The Adoration Ministry is passing through suffering right now; even though I have accepted it as the will of God; it is the will of God through suffering; it is a mega suffering. But however, the grace of God will carry us all; even though some of you may pray that God should remove this thorn from us, the scripture says ‘His grace is sufficient for us; for its even in your weakness that the power of God is demonstrated. So we are moving but don’t forget the scriptures, ‘my brothers they make me keeper of vineyards, my own vineyard I keepeth not. All these while we have been keeping vine¬yards, building for Christ The King Parish…Bishop Gbuji asked them, how much …but because I don’t want to disclose my charity, they can’t keep that account. How many trailer loads of cement came here? All the monies I made from my cassette and other private crusades all of them were used to build this church. We cannot quantify it but let God be glorified.''

''It is the will of God; and when the will of God either permissive or however, happens, nobody should question it. All you have today is Amen; so to the will of God Fr. Mbaka has said Amen.''

Mbaka said he welcomed the decision of the church leadership with absolute acceptance and obedience, stating that nobody should see him as a recalcitrant priest. He assured that the parish would not collapse due to his exit, and urged the members to treat his successor, Rev. Fr. Theodore Ozoamalu, well, and to assist him in any way he needs help and not allow him to cry.

His words: ''Don’t starve him; don’t allow him to suffer; in my own time I didn’t need your help because God blessed me in my own unique way and I am happy. God will keep the parish because we have fought the good fight; I am not regretting anything and the highest gift God has given here is his Holy Spirit who assisted me up till now.''

Photos: Scores killed in Boko Haram attack on Dalori Village, including 4-year-old girl, her father

More than 100 persons were reportedly killed during an attack by Boko Haram on Dalori village in Borno state on Saturday which eyewitness said lasted over 3 hours.

The suspected insurgents who carried out the evil acts, dressed in military uniform, shot people dead and burnt houses. A 4-year-old girl and her father were among those that were burnt to death inside their homes.

Prof. Umezuruike Opara awarded 2016 AU Kwame Nkrumah prize

President Buhari congratulating Nigerian Scientist, Prof. Umezuruike Opara winner of the 2016 African Union Kwame Nkrumah prize in the field of Life and Health Science at the Opening of the 26th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa Ethiopia on Saturday January 30.

Buhari urges North-East residents to be more vigilant, own the war on terror

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Abuja called on all Nigerians, especially those that are resident in areas previously ravaged by terrorists, to be more vigilant and ready to work with security operatives in ending the war against insurgency.

Reacting to the spate of suicide bombings in Chibok market, Dolari Internally Displaced Person’s (IDP) camp in Borno State and the Gombi market in Adamawa State, President Buhari said the insurgents had suffered immensely from the sustained bombardments of their camps and hide outs by the Nigerian military and had resorted to using desperate measures to gain cheap media attention.

"I urge all citizens wherever they live to own the war against terror and to be part of the fight because it is the only way we can finish the remaining work that needs to be done to make our country safe again," the President said.

President Buhari said the terrorists had been rendered weak, confused and homeless after repeated bombings and ravaging of their camps and hide outs by the military, forcing them to find their way back into the society to wreak havoc, like the case of the Dolari IDP.

"Having lost the war, they are seeking ways and means to gradually find their way back into society. They are not returning to contribute but to cause more havoc. They are so desperate to embarrass the government and the people that they have no qualms attacking isolated communities and markets," he added.

The President noted that the materials for the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were locally sourced by the insurgents, urging Nigerians to be more circumspect and report suspicious purchases and movements of unusual components in any part of the country, especially the North East.

President Buhari extended his condolences to all the people of Chibok, Gombi and Dolari who lost loved ones in the recent attacks and prayed that the Almighty God will comfort them and grant the injured persons quick recovery.

Behind The Scenes photo of Phyno, Seyi Shay on new song

Singer Phyno and Seyi Shay are working on a new song titled ''MARY'' featuring Phyno. The photo was shared by the 29-year-old Enugu rapper on Instagram on Sunday with the caption, ''MARY @iamseyishay πŸ”ΊπŸŒŠ''

 On that same day, Seyi captioned a photo of her face below ''#scaryMary #MARYftphynofino''

Replace Louis van Gaal with Jose Mourinho - Thierry Henry urges Manchester United

Former Arsenal striker wants former Chelsea boss Jose Mourihno to replace Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal because things are not working for the 64-year-old Dutchman.

''The club are crying out for success and Mourinho guarantees that, in spite of everything that happened at Chelsea this season,'' Henry wrote in his column for The Sun. ''He is still an amazing coach and United have got to do something because it is simply not working for Louis van Gaal. If Manchester City get Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone or Jorge Sampaoli go to Chelsea, which is possible this summer, United have to react. They can't just carry on as they are. Some fans want Van Gaal out immediately and they are the people who will ultimately decide his fate.''

United sit fifth in the Premier League, and are still in the FA Cup following the 3-1 win over Derby County, but the 38-year-old Frenchman believes there's much more to it than that.

The 54-year-old Portuguese manager was sacked in December last year after a disastrous defence of the Premier League title.

Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies during Zika outbreak: But one is well off, the other lives in a slum

Tainara Lourenco smiles as she chats with neighbors from the entrance of home at a slum in Recife, Brazil

Regina de Lima and Tainara Lourenco became pregnant at a scary moment — the dawn of an extraordinary Zika outbreak, as authorities came to suspect that the virus was causing an alarming spike in a rare birth defect called microcephaly. Both have reason to fear for the health of their unborn offspring.

But that is where the similarities end.

Lima is well-off, and took advantage of the options of affluence.

Lourenco lives in a slum. She has no options, except to hope for the best.

When Lima learned she was pregnant, her initial, vertiginous rush of happiness was almost immediately smothered by dread.

Lima and her husband had been trying to start a family but decided to put the project on hold in late November, after the Brazilian government announced a possible link between mosquito-borne Zika and microcephaly, in which infants are born with unusually small heads and can sometimes suffer mental retardation or a host of serious health and developmental problems.

The connection between Zika and microcephaly is not yet understood, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is strong evidence of a link. And with more than 3,700 confirmed or suspected cases of microcephaly registered here since October — compared with fewer than 150 cases in all of 2014 — the Brazilian government took the drastic step of urging would-be parents to put off pregnancies.

But for Lima, an audiovisual producer from Rio de Janeiro, it was too late. She was already pregnant, and her first trimester — thought to be when the fetus is most susceptible to Zika — would coincide with Rio's summer mosquito season.

"The first weeks were terrifying," said Lima. "I cried and cried."

She was haunted by fears she may have already had Zika without knowing it — the illness can cause a fever and red splotches on the skin, but is asymptomatic in most cases — and that her baby would develop microcephaly, which ultrasounds only pick up starting in the seventh month.

So Lima did what growing numbers of wealthy Brazilian women are doing: She requested an extended vacation from work, packed her bags and left for Europe. She plans to stay at least through the end of the dicey first trimester.

"I am in a sort of exile — I could be at home with my husband, seeing my own doctors, but instead I'm here in Europe with a suitcase," Lima said in a telephone interview from London, quickly adding that she wasn't complaining. "I am lucky to have options, to be able to make decisions. Most women in my situation don't have that luxury. They're completely at the mercy of fate.''

Indeed, although she's living on a shoestring — crashing with friends and moving weekly so as not to overstay her welcome — Lima's peace of mind comes with a price tag that would be unthinkable for the vast majority of women in this most socially stratified of countries.

Her airline ticket alone cost several times the monthly minimum wage of just over $200, and with Brazil's currency at historic lows amid an economic recession, even everyday expenses in Europe have become exorbitant by Brazilian standards.

Unemployed and five months pregnant, 21-year-old Lourenco lives in a slum at the epicenter of Brazil's tandem Zika and microcephaly outbreaks, the state of Pernambuco in Brazil's impoverished and underdeveloped northeast.

Her shack is cobbled together from bits of wood and perches on stilts over a giant puddle of fetid water below. To eke out a living for herself and her 2-year-old daughter, Lourenco ventures into a nearby swamp to hunt for crustaceans she hawks for $2.50 a kilogram.

"I think I got Zika or some other disease not long ago," she said. "What can we do? Just hope that it doesn't affect the baby."

Zika is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is well-adapted to humans, thrives in people's homes and can breed in even a bottle cap's-worth of stagnant water — not to mention the pools of rain water that lurk in just about every nook and cranny during the muggy summer rain season. While anyone can be bitten by Aedes, public health experts agree that the poor are more vulnerable because they often lack amenities that help diminish the risk, such as air conditioning and window screens.

The only precautionary measure Lourenco could possibly take, long-sleeve clothing, is unworkable in the unrelenting equatorial heat.

Like many of the estimated 400,000 women currently pregnant in Brazil, she can't afford mosquito repellent. Microcephaly fears have sparked a run on repellents, emptying out the stock in many pharmacies in hard-hit areas; where it's still available — often fishing supply stores — it now often costs several times the normal price.

The government has pledged to start providing repellent to low-income women and promises to deploy some 220,000 members of the Armed Forces to help eliminate Aedes' breeding places as part of President Dilma Rousseff's declared war against the insect. But the measures are too little, too late for women whose worries about microcephaly have transformed their pregnancies into a period of unending anguish.

In the Central American nation of El Salvador, where authorities have urged women to put off pregnancy for two years, Guadalupe Urquilla is struggling to take fate into her own hands.

She's traded her dresses for long pants and closed shoes, scrubs out the family's concrete water tank every three days, and writes San Salvador city officials, demanding that they fumigate the debris-strewn public housing complex where she lives with her husband and 2-year-old daughter.

Urquilla said her husband is believed to have had Zika last fall and her daughter had dengue.

"We're really scared," said Urquilla, who's in her 13th week of pregnancy. "Imagine my baby does not get Zika, but imagine how stressed out it will be when it comes out. The whole pregnancy we're stressed out about mosquitoes. ... It's a huge paranoia."

Lourenco, though, is more fatalistic.

"If you have to get sick you will get sick," she said. "It's everywhere."

- AP

Davido promises to give his fan N2mln

Davido has promised to give out some huge amount of money to his most loyal fan when he returns back to Nigeria.

The 23-year-old ''Dodo'' singer wrote on Twitter, ''Doin two signing parties in Nigeria when I get home ... I'm giving my most loyal fan 2 MILLION NAIRA!!''

Sir Terry Wogan is dead

Sir Terry Wogan has passed away. The Veteran BBC broadcaster died after a short illness, his family has confirmed. He was 77.

"Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer,'' they said in a statement. ''He passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand he will be missed by many, the family ask that their privacy is respected at this time."

BBC director general Tony Hall said: "Terry truly was a national treasure."

Sir Terry leaves wife Helen and their three children. The couple also had a daughter who died in infancy.

Nigerians react after Americans called Olamide homosexual for hearing sandals

Nigerians are reacting to comments made by Americans calling Olamide gay because the rapper wore sandals to Toolz' wedding yesterday. In the picture Olamide is sitting next to Wale who uploaded it on his Instagram page. See the dramas that are playing below...

'It takes a man who has the fear of God to relinquish power so easily' - Former President Jonathan

On the 28th of March, 2015, after a tension filled presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari emerged as the new president of Nigeria and Goodluck Jonathan conceded victory to his successor. In a dinner organised in his honour in Geneva, Switzerland last week by Cercle Diplomatique, Jonathan poured out his heart concerning a lot of issues ranging from his foray into politics, Nigeria's well being and why he conceded to President Buhari immediately after the election. He talked about why he made that  historic telephone to congratulate Buhari even when the results were still being tallied.

His full statement during the dinner has just been released and its very revealing!

He began: ''As you can see, I have not come here with a prepared speech, since what I consider appropriate for this occasion is to just thank you all, members and everyone else in attendance, in a few words, for the dinner and the award, in order not to make the evening look boring. But having said that, I am still tempted to note that if I were to present a written speech, the title, would probably have been ''Power Tussle in Africa: A Stumbling Block to Economic Growth.'' When Mr. Robert Blum, your President, made his very interesting opening remarks, he introduced me as the former President of Nigeria. He was absolutely correct.

"However, I believe that not many of you here know that the story of my foray into politics has a peculiar ring to it. I entered politics in 1998 and, barely one year after, I got elected as the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa, my state. I later became Governor, Vice President and eventually got elected as the President of my country. I remain the only leader in my country to have travelled that route.

"As the President, I served out my first term but, as Mr. Blum had pointed out earlier, I lost the bid to be re-elected. I am encouraged by the fact that many of you here appreciated my decision not to reject or contest my loss at the polls, not even in the courts as many people had expected.''

"Again, I have to agree with Blum that it was not an easy decision to take. This is because the allure of power and the worries about what would become of you after leaving office constitute an irresistible force. It has an attraction so controlling and powerful that it takes a man who has the fear of God and who loves his people and nation to relinquish power so easily in Africa.

"I was actually in that valley on March 28, 2015. I never knew that the human brain had the capacity for such enhanced rapid thinking. One hundred and one things were going through my mind every second. My country was at the verge of collapse. The tension in the land was abysmally high and palpable, in the months leading to the election. The country became more polarised more than ever before, such that the gap between the North and the South and between Christians and Muslims became quite pronounced.

"In fact, it became so disturbing that some interest groups in the United States began to predict indeed, many Nigerians did buy into this doomsday prophesy as they began to brace themselves for the worst. As the President, I reminded myself that the Government I led had invested so much effort into building our country. I worked hard with my top officials to encourage Nigerians and non-Nigerians to invest in our country to be able to provide jobs and improve the lives of our people.

"We worked hard to grow our economy and to improve and bring Nigeria up as the biggest economy in Africa, with a GDP of about half a trillion dollars”. “Should I then, for the love of power, watch Nigeria slide into a theatre of war, with my fellow country men and women dying, and many more pouring into other nations in Africa and beyond, as refugees? Should I hang on to power and tussle with my challengers, while the investments of hard working citizens of the world go down the drain? I then said to myself, NO!''

I promised my God that I will not let that fate befall Nigeria under my watch, hence the historic telephone call I put through to congratulate my challenger even when the results were still being tallied. I believe that for a country to be great, both the leaders and the led must be prepared to make sacrifices. This is why, everywhere I go, I always advise that the new generation of African leaders must think differently. We can no longer afford to wilfully sacrifice the blood of our citizens on the altar of dangerous partisan politics. It is not worth it.

This reminds me of one of my campaign statements to the effect that my ambition was not worth the shedding of the blood of any Nigerian. Some people took it then as mere political slogan but I knew that I meant it when I said it. ''We must all fight for the enthronement of political stability in Africa, for in it lies the panacea for sustainable growth and development. For Africa to record the kind of advancement that will be competitive and beneficial to our citizens, we must have stable states supported by strong institutions. That appears to be the irreducible minimum that is common to all developed societies. Africa’s political odyssey can distinctly be categorised into three eras, and probably another that would later signpost its classification as a developed continent”.

"Some may doubt this, but it is no fluke that Africa is growing and rising. However I will admit before you here that we still have challenges. That is why people like us did all we could to ensure that Nigeria, the biggest black nation on earth, would not drift into anarchy because such a situation would have spelt doom for the rest of the continent. It would have affected not just Nigeria alone, but the GDP and economy of the entire West Africa. And if the economy of West Africa crashes, it would definitely affect the performance of the economy of the whole of Africa.

As you know, the GDP of Africa is less than three trillion dollars, with only six African countries able to boast of nominal GDP above $100 billion. Even for those in this ‘elite’ category, you can’t really say that they are rich countries. Apart from maybe South Africa that has an industrially competitive economy, the rest are still mainly commodity exporting countries. Even the case of that of South Africa is not very encouraging, because we have a situation which we could refer to as a first world economic performance, yet the ordinary people live the life of the people in the so called third world.''

In the case of Nigeria which is even the biggest economy on the continent, the reality is that we have an unenviable per capita GDP of $3,203, which is the World Bank average for a period covering 2011-2015.'' “Even then, I still believe that Africa has a bright future; a promising prognosis that is supported by the fact that the continent remains a very fertile and attractive territory that yields irresistible returns on investments. I believe that in the next few years many more big investors will be jostling to come to Africa, if only we will do the right thing. The process of getting it right has already started with a democratic and increasingly democratising Africa. But we have to deepen and strengthen our democratic credentials through regular, free and fair elections. This will in turn bring about the stability necessary to improve the infrastructure that promotes rapid economic growth. These are the guarantees that would lead us into the next period which I would like to call the era of a developed Africa. I have no doubt in my mind that we will get there some day.

"I will be applying myself diligently to two key areas. First, is to work for good governance by promoting credible and transparent elections. This will bring about the strengthening of our institutions and the enthronement of stability. I also believe that there is the urgent need to create jobs for our teeming young population. This is another area that will be receiving my attention.

''I recall that the Vice President of your association made reference in his speech to my achievements in that regard through what we called Youth Enterprises with Innovation (YouWin) and the Nagropreneur programme which encouraged young people to go into agriculture. I believe more programmes like that should be established to promote youth entrepreneurship. That way, we reduce their reliance on paid employment. We will not only teach them to become entrepreneurs, they will also acquire the capacity to employ other people. We will be paying special attention to this segment of our society, especially young people and women.

''We will develop programmes that will inculcate in them business skills to be able to set up micro, small and medium enterprises. We shall assist them to access take-off grants when they acquire the relevant skills and capacities. There are many areas that they can go into; food processing, light manufacturing and the services sector are just some of them. I can tell you from experience that this works. As we speak, Our Nagropreneur programme, to promote youth involvement in agriculture value chain, is being scaled up by the African Development Bank presently. It is already being replicated in 19 African countries because of the success of the programme in Nigeria.

''I invite all of you here today, cabinet ministers, diplomats and private sector people to remain committed to the cause of improving lives, especially those lives in Africa, and making our world a better place. For those of you that will be sharing in this vision for Africa, I assure you that you will not be disappointed. I am very optimistic that if we encourage young men and women in this continent to develop businesses of their own, the story of Africa will change within 10 years.''

Chris Brown gives our child Royalty asthma with his weed - Baby mama

Chris Brown's baby mama claims their 1-year-old Royalty has developed asthma because the 26-year-old singer has exposed her to an extreme amount of secondhand smoke, TMZ reports.

According to the publication, Brown is a weed and tobacco enthusiast.

Nia says when Royalty comes back from a visit with Chris she usually reeks of smoke.

Nia wants to restrict Chris' visitation ... asking judge to force him to hire a full-time nanny or pull back on his right to be around the child.

BREAKING: Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win 2016 Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 to win the Australian Open title for the sixth time and to claim his 11th grand slam.

The 28-year-old Serbian world No.1's victory puts him level with Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg on 11 Grand Slam titles and moves him within six of Roger Federer

"I feel like I’ve been here before," says 28-year-old Scottish World No. 2 as he approaches the microphone. "I just want to congratulate Novak. What he has done, it’s incredible. To him and his team, well done. Sorry I couldn’t get it done tonight. It’s been a tough couple of weeks and I thank you all for your support"

 "Andy you are a great champion and friend. I'm sure you'll have more opportunities to fight for this trophy,'' Djokovic said. ''Thank you to my team. A Grand Slam is unique, we all breathe as one. We live each hour with a purpose. To Mr Roy Emerson who isn’t here tonight, it's a privilege to match your record of six Australian Open.''

Saturday, 30 January 2016

SAG Awards 2016 Winners: The Complete List

The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday night in Los Angeles, California. See the full list of 2016 SAG Awards winners:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation
The Big Short
Spotlight – WINNER
Straight Outta Compton

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Johnny Depp, Black Mass
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant – WINNER
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room – WINNER
Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation – WINNER
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Jacob Tremblay, Room

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl – WINNER
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Downton Abbey – WINNER
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theroy
Key & Peel
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black – WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
John Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robert
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards – WINNER
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder – WINNER
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parson, The Big Bang Theory
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent – WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black – WINNER
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Idris Elba, Luther – WINNER
Ben Kinglsey, Tut
Ray Liotta, Texas Rising
Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco
Queen Latifah, Bessie – WINNER
Christina Ricci, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Susan Sarandon, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
Kristin Wiig, The Spoilers Before Dying

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Furious 7
Jurassic World
Mad Max Fury Road – WINNER
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
The Blacklist
Game of Thrones – WINNER
Marvel’s Daredevil
The Walking Dead

Lifetime Achievement Award

20 feared dead in boat mishap in Lagos

On Saturday morning at Ijede area of Ikorodu in Lagos twenty people were confirmed dead after a passenger boat capsized.

The boat was said to be conveying an unspecified number of passengers and 2 crew members from Ijede en route Badore when it capsized at about 10.20am. 13 people survived the mishap.

Speaking on the incident, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Michael Akindele, said the boat was alleged to have collided at a dredging point.

The rescued victims received medical care at Ijede General Hospital, while search for the remaining people that were missing was still ongoing.

Tiwa Savage attends Toolz, Demuren's traditional wedding

Tiwa Savage looked stunning in a lace dress while attending Toolz and Tolu Demuren's traditional wedding on Saturday in Lagos.

Kanye West regrets mentioning Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa's child Sebastian in Twitter feud

Kanye West took to Twitter to apologize for the comments he made about Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose's child during his Twitter feud last week.

In a now deleted Tweet, Kanye had said, ''You wouldn't have a child if it wasn't for me…You own waves???? I own your child!!!!''

The 38-year-old American rapper is now showing remorse for the controversial tweets about 2-year-old Sebastian and promising not to speak poorly about children again.

''God's dream… Never speak on kids again… all love … all blessings..'' he said.

Buhari, Obasanjo, Abubakar at 26th African Union Summit (Photos)

President Buhari, center, with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar on Saturday at the 26th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

On that day, Buhari joined other Heads of State at the Opening of the 26th Ordinary Session of AU Assembly.


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