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Woman runs n*ked into ocean in New York, then washes up dead on beach the next day


A n*ked woman who ran headlong into the ocean in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York washed up on the beach dead nine hours later, officials said Tuesday.

The woman, believed to be in her 60s, stripped off her clothes and ran into the Rockaway Inlet off Beach 17th St. and Seagirt Blvd. about 9 p.m. on Saturday, cops said.

Moments later, witnesses saw the woman struggling in the water about 30 feet from shore and screaming for help.

First responders arrived. but the woman had been pulled under and disappeared, officials said.

About 6 a.m. the next morning, the woman was found dead on the beach near where she disappeared, cops said.

Cops were working Tuesday to try to determine her identity.

Actress Racheal Okonkwo shares lovely photos as she turns a year older


Nollywood actress Racheal Okonkwo -Nkoli Nwa Nsukka is celebrating her 34th Birthday today.

And she shared beautiful new photos of herself on her Instagram page to the delight of her fans.


Burna Boy set to make first headline appearance at The O2


Grammy award winning singer, Burna Boy will be making his first headline appearance at The O2, one of London’s biggest entertainment arena in August.

With the UK opening up its public spaces after a year of lockdown.

The O2, by August will be hosting some of the biggest and most anticipated shows, one of which is Burna Boy’s “Twice As Tall” concert.

According to an announcement via Twitter on Tuesday, The O2 revealed that Burna will be among the artiste to take part of its welcome back series.

“As part of our Welcome Back Shows, @burnaboy is heading to London playing his first headline show at The O2 on 27 August 2021.” The tweet read.

The London concert will be the first leg of Burna Boy’s Space Drift Arena tour. He will later proceed to Los Angeles in October, Paris and Amsterdam in November for the rest of the tour.

Kim Kardashian parties with billionaire bachelor


Kim Kardashian has been looking happier than ever in recent months.

And the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 40, looked cheerful and content as she stepped out in Beverly Hills on her wedding anniversary with Kanye West following the breakdown of their marriage earlier this year.

The reality TV icon, who filed for divorce from Kanye back in February after almost seven years of marriage, looked sensational as she hit the town on Monday for a wild night out.

Kim was papped arriving at the home of London billionaire Jamie Reuben as he threw a no-expense spared celebrity bash.

Bachelor Jamie is in line to inherit a $26billion fortune, according to reports, and is said to be pals with the likes of Princess Beatrice.

Tatler once dubbed him ‘London’s most mysterious bachelor.’
As mum-of-four Kim arrived at Jamie’s party she put her hourglass frame on full display as she donned a muted green co-ord which featured a skintight crop top and a thigh-high split skirt.

Kim accessorised her daring outfit with a pair of thigh-high strappy nude heels and a chunky metallic necklace which pulled the entire ensemble together.

The KUWTK star looked completely flawless as she sported a bronzed makeup look, while her wavy brunette locks cascaded down past her waist.

Although Kim appears to be living her best life since ending her marriage with Kanye, she’s not ready to date other people just yet.

The reality TV star has found her light again, but she isn’t looking to jump into anything serious any time soon.

Ahead of what would have been Kim and Kanye’s seventh wedding anniversary, a source explained to Hollywood Life : “She’s still not ready to date, but she’s in a much better place than she was a year ago.”

The source revealed that while the SKIMS founder is in a good place overall and is happy to be moving forward with her life, she’s still disappointed about the breakdown of her marriage.

Rosy Meurer reacts after Tonto Dikeh allegedly threw shades at Churchill


The new wife of Churchill Olakunle, Rosy Meurer has reacted to the post of Tonto Dikeh allegedly throwing shades at her ex-husband Churchill Olakunle.

Recall Tonto Dikeh took to her page to share a controversial post that was an indirect shade to her former husband.

Her post attracted several reactions from people and has also attracted a reaction from her rival and present wife of Churchill, Rosy.

Tonto Dikeh took to her page and wrote, “DEAR WOMAN/MAN IF an EX IS STILL YOUR TYPE, then you have FAILED…
Wahalai ooo wrong
Dear Women/MEN, we Level Up not To Go back to Our Vomits. #GROWTH IS VERY NECESSARY IN ALL ACCEPT OF OUR LIFE

Rosy has reacted to Tonto Dikeh’s shade. She wrote on her Instagram story,

“we dey recycle ourselves. Only few be tear rubber. I chop your won you chop another LIVE”.



Brazilian police arrest Italian drug lord after years on the run


Brazil’s Federal Police on Monday arrested Rocco Morabito, a fugitive Italian drug lord with ties to the powerful ‘Ndrangheta criminal gang, underlining the growing importance of Brazil in the Europe-bound cocaine trade.

Morabito was arrested in a hotel room in the northeastern coastal city of João Pessoa, along with two other foreigners, Brazil’s Justice Ministry said in a statement. One of the foreigners was another Italian fugitive it said, without giving further information.

In a separate statement, the Federal Police said that Morabito had been arrested in Uruguay in 2017, after 22 years on the run from Italian justice. He escaped from jail in Uruguay in 2019, when Brazilian authorities began investigating him.

The Federal Police said that Italian police traveled to Brazil for the arrest and were involved in the operation.

“(Morabito) was considered the second most wanted criminal in Italy and accused of involvement with the ‘Ndrangheta, considered one of the largest and most powerful criminal organizations in the world,” the Justice Ministry said.

It added that Morabito has already been sentenced to 30 years in prison in Italy.

Hisbah confiscates 8,400 bottles of beers in Kano


The Kano State Hisbah Board says it has confiscated 8,400 bottles of beer in Dawakin Kudu and Kura Local Government Areas (LGAs). The Commander­­-General of the board, Dr. Harun Ibn-Sina, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Tuesday in Kano.

According to the statement “the vehicle was coming from Zaria to Kano when Hisbah officials arrested the driver.

“Hisbah Board has prohibited the sale of beer in the state to avoid being intoxicated”, he said. The Commander-General also said that once investigation was concluded, the suspects would be charged to court.

Yeni Kuti denies reports her brother, Seun walked out on Governor Sanwo-Olu at her party


Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti has denied reports that her brother, Seun Kuti walked out on Governor Sanwo-Olu at her 60th birthday party,

Reports had surfaced online that during the birthday party, Seun Kuti, walked out on the governor.

the birthday girl has now taken to Twitter to clear the air.

In her Twitter post, Yeni wrote, “What happened was that the security detail in the course of doing their duty pushed his wife. He got upset at them understandably so, not to the governor. He even explained to the governor. I beg o! He has home training.”

She further said, “People just like to sell fake news. I have already treated what happened. Seun’s wife was moving past the governor’s table and his security detail stopped her; the way they do, overzealous security people and Seun got angry. Everything has been settled because, after the episode, Seun spoke with the governor. It is just fake news and they just want to spoil my birthday.”


Any woman that gets close to my husband will be burnt by Holy Ghost fire – Yinka Ayelefe’s wife warns


Temitope Ayefele, the wife of popular Gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele has warned women and female fans of her husband to stay away from him.

Opening up on her marriage in an interview with Punch,Temitope  said her husband’s fans, females specifically can only admire him from a distance but if anyone dares go close to him, they will be burnt by Holy Ghost fire.

Read from the excerpt

Musicians have a lot of female fans and admirers. How have you been coping with that?

They are welcome to be his fans and they can also admire him. My husband is a very good looking man; a super star and hard-working person. They can like and admire him though from a distance because if you come too close they will be burnt by the ‘fire of the Holy Ghost’.

My husband looks good and nice all the time and that has cost me a lot of time and affection. But on a lighter note, I have never been bothered about my husband’s so-called admirers. I love and respect his fans. I did not marry anybody’s husband. I married the husband of my youth, and God has lightened my path all the way.

What has been sustaining your marriage?

I would like to thank God because He is responsible for sustaining our marriage. Perseverance and tolerance also help. Above all, trust is key. I and my hubby trust each other.


‘Stop cursing my son, husband’, Toyin Abraham tells Lizzy Anjorin


Toyin Abraham, with teary eyes, has cleared the air about her frosty relationship with her colleague, Lizzy Anjorin.

The misunderstanding between the duo began in September 2019 when an Instagram blog reported that Anjorin was ‘held and searched for drug peddling’ during her hajj trip to Saudi Arabia.

After her ordeal, it was gathered that Anjorin’s investigations revealed that Toyin Abraham ‘leaked’ the story to blogs.

Ever since then, the pair has had a sour relationship.

Recently, the old wound was reopened during an interview Anjorin had with a social media influencer, Esabod.

It appears, during the interview, some abusive words were said toward Abraham’s husband and son.

Reacting to the incident, Abraham, during an Instagram Live session with her colleague, Iyabo Ojo, cleared the air.

Abraham noted that she was not the person that reported Anjorin to the law enforcement agents as she held a Bible to prove her innocence.

She said, “Since I gave birth to my child, you have been bullying him. Let the whole mothers in this world come out and blame me for this single thing that I stood up for my son. Let the whole world blame me for this.

“I did not talk or say anything, but for this, I will stand up for my son. When the incident happened with Liz Anjorin, I did not know about it because it was during that time that I put to bed. They did not let me have my phone because I had just delivered my baby.

“It was after about two months that they gave me my phone and I saw all the messages, and hers was part of it. This is the Holy Bible that I am holding; let the Holy Bible judge me.

“It is so funny because Lizzy is not my friend and I do not know her; Saudi or no Saudi, I have never heard of it. How do I know her movement?”

Abraham further stated that although Anjorin is her colleague in the movie industry, their paths have only crossed twice. She insisted that she had never spilled the beans of her colleagues to any blogger as alleged by Anjorin.

She said, “What is my own with Lizzy. I have seen Lizzy just twice in my life. The first time was at Regina Chukwu’s job and the second time was at Wasilat Coded’s premiere. I do not know about her movement and God is my witness. I have only seen her twice.

“I do not know about her movement. I am speaking up now, let the whole world hear. I am speaking up because of my son. The last one they did, I could not talk because I just gave birth; but now, I have to talk and speak up for my son. They cannot lay curses on my son. Besides, if I do not stand up for my son, who will stand up for my son?

“Since the day they have been cursing me and peddling rumours about me, I never said a word; but today, it was too much and I need to stand up for my son. I have never spoken to any blogger. I have never spoken to a blogger to run anyone down.”

The filmmaker noted that she is blessed and contented with her life and, therefore, has no reason to wish her colleague bad.

She said, “My husband and I have two houses. We live in our own house and we have another in Ibadan. God has blessed us; I am not beefing anyone and I do not have a problem with anybody. God is my witness. I do not know where all this is coming from. I have never spoken about this but I want every parent on earth to judge this matter. They should ask Lizzy to state what I did; she should talk. If I offended you, call me.

“That woman kept cursing my son and husband. You can curse me but do not curse my son. I have never discussed Lizzy’s matter with anyone; we are not friends. God see me. I have never done that in my life. The reason why I had to speak up is because it is becoming too much and this is my son they are talking about. I have to speak up for my son.

“If I cannot speak up for my son and husband, then why am I a mother or a wife? I have never had any negative thoughts towards anyone.”

Nollywood actress, Ify Onwuemene dies of cancer


So touching! Popular Nollywood actress, Ify Onwuemene, famed for her role in the popular sitcom ‘Everyday People’, is dead,

She died of cancer.

It was gathered that the actress, who died on Tuesday, had been battling endometrial cancer.

Her colleague in the film industry, Gloria Anozie-Young, broke the news of her death via her Facebook page. writing:

“With a deep sense of loss but total submission to God Almighty, we regret to announce that IFEY ONWUEMENE has gone to be with the Lord.

“IFEY ONWUEME was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Her womb was removed, but she has been battling the ailment for many years now.

“In 2019, even after eight sessions of chemotherapy, the doctors told her she had reached stage 4. However, we are not sure if she was given the wrong diagnosis or being treated with the wrong chemo, because she still felt pains on her upper abdomen and her tummy bloated.

“Ify spent more than N10m, being helped with donations by her fellow actors and other Nigerians. A GoFundme account was opened for her, but it did not yield much. She had to go for draining every two weeks at a cost of N280,000, but only 3 litres of liquid can be removed at a time so that her heart is not affected.

“IFEY has finally gone to rest, today 25th May 2021. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.”

How Adeboye made me convert from Islam – Actress Funke Etti


Nollywood star, Oluwafunke Abidemi Durosinmi Etti popularly known as Funke Etti has opened up on how Pastor E.A. Adeboye influenced her conversion from Islam to Christianity.

Etti in a recent interview on Star Gist disclosed that she embraced Christianity at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, twelve years ago.

The movie star while recalling her experience as a Muslim, stated that she found the religion interesting.

“I was at the Redemption Camp and Daddy G. O (Pastor Enoch Adeboye) asked those who wanted to give their lives to Christ to come out, so I stepped forward and that was how my conversion started, just like that.
“My mother was a Christian why my father was a Muslim but they did not force me to pick a religion, I decided on my own.

“When I was a Muslim, I enjoyed it and found it interesting. I prayed five times a day and fasted when I was supposed to. Now that I am a Christian, I follow the Christian way,” she said.

I will share my story one day – Mercy Aigbe


Mercy Aigbe has revealed plans to open up her life’s struggles with her fans on social media one day.

Though living a life of bliss and success today, many do not know about the challenges and pain she had to go through before getting to where she is now, hence, in a bid to inspire and motivate her fans especially those who might be going through some unbearable situations, Mercy indicated that she will share her story one day.

She wrote:

”WCE ,… Today I celebrate this strong, hardworking, smart, intelligent, prayerful, focused , down to earth, talented , woman ‘MERCY’ against all odds you triumphed ! I know everyone has a Story! I am not one who likes to talk much but one day I will open up and share my struggles! I will share my story! If for nothing to inspire and motivate someone out there! It has been God and God only! Grace to Grace! I love you Mercy.”

Precious Chikwendu celebrates her triplets sons and herself on their birthday


The estranged wife of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, Precious Chikwendu is celebrating her birthday today and that of their triplets too.

She took to her Instagram page to celebrate herself and her triplet as they all turn a year older today.

The mum-of-four, who welcomed her triplet sons on her birthday, shared old photos of them to Instagram reflecting on her battle to gain custody of her sons.


Actor, Mr Ibu and wife celebrate 11th wedding anniversary


Nollywood actor, John Okafor  aka Mr. Ibu, and his wife, Stella, are celebrating their 11th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Ibu took to her Instagram page to celebrate their special day writing;

”Congratulations, it’s 11 years today goodness and mercy shall follow us Amen”

Rivers vigilante allegedly kills 22-year-old painter at PoS centre


The family of a 22-year-old painter, Chinemerem Orji, has called for justice after he was allegedly shot dead by a local vigilante in Umebele, Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State, on Saturday.

The deceased’s elder sister, Kelechi, who spoke to Punch correspondent on Monday, said her brother had gone to a Point of Sale terminal operator to withdraw money sent to him, adding that trouble started when he discovered that one of the notes given to him was a counterfeit.

Kelechi said during the ensuing argument, the PoS operator called members of the Oyigbo Security Peace Advisory Committee, who on arrival, compounded the situation and tried to drag his brother to their office near a police station and stabbed him with a dagger.

She stated, “My brother was with his girlfriend, who said she didn’t have any money, but needed cash to go out. So, he called his friend to send N1,500 to his account, which was done. He went to the PoS operator to withdraw the money. After withdrawing the money, he found out that the N1,000 note was counterfeit. So, he went back and asked the PoS operator to change it, but he refused.

“As they were arguing, the PoS operator called the OSPAC vigilantes. They came and tried to force my brother to mount their motorcycle.

“They were dragging him to follow them to their office, but he said he wasn’t going with them, because he didn’t commit any crime. He was just asking the guy to change the money for him.”

She added, “The other members came and dragged him and in the process, one of them brought out a dagger and stabbed him in his two hands and body. One of them, who was on a motorcycle, disembarked and shot my brother in the back.

“They took his body to their office and called me on the phone. Already, my mum had gone to the police station, because she didn’t know the OSPAC office.

“When she came back, I was already at home. So, I went to the police station.”

Kelechi said while at the station, a female cop asked her if the station was a hospital .

She stated, “I finally traced the OSPAC office, but I couldn’t go in because the place was not looking safe. So, I called my mum to come. I thought that when they see her they would allow us to see Chinemerem, but they chased us away.

“All of a sudden, the OSPAC guys started coming out from their office one after another and started chasing us that we should leave the street. They started threatening us with guns. While we were there, an ambulance came to their office.

“My mum, my brother’s girlfriend and I refused to go. One of them came and shot in the ground. I dragged my mum and we ran. Some people, who saw what happened, came to hold my mum. We were there when the ambulance took the body out. Up till now, we have not seen his corpse.”

Asked what they were told at the police station in Oyigbo, she said, “They didn’t even tell us anything reasonable. They only told us to come back the following day. We are asking for justice. I want to see my brother’s corpse and let them identify the man, who shot him and make him to face the law. We want help from the government and the public.”

When contacted, the spokesman for the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, said he had yet to get the report of the incident, but promised, “I will find out from the Divisional Police Officer and get back to you.”

My late husband dreamt of plane crash a day earlier – Pilot’s widow


Jennifer Olufade, the widow of Flt Lt Alfred Olufade, the pilot of the ill-fated aircraft that killed 11 military officers, including the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, in Kaduna on Friday, said the late pilot dreamt of the crash a day earlier.

Jennifer, who got married to the late pilot three months ago, disclosed this in an emotion-laden tribute to her husband which she posted on her Instagram page, @joba_star, on Monday.

She said she prayed with her husband when he woke up and narrated the bad dream to her.

She added that after the dream, her husband made successful trips to Enugu and Owerri and returned to Abuja.

Jennifer said when she received a message from him that they were again heading to Kaduna, she tried reaching him to dissuade him from embarking on the trip but without success.

She wrote, “Oh sparkle, you left me so early. Oh, my best friend, where do I start from? I am broken and pierced, my heart aches. This wasn’t what you promised me; you said you will always be there for me.

“On 20th of May, at about 4am, you woke me up with fear and said ‘baby, baby, I had a bad dream. I dreamt that I crashed on my way to Kaduna.’ You said it looked very real. I prayed for you seriously that morning and asked you not to worry and asked you your mission order and who you were flying with and you told me Flt. Lt Asaniyi.
“I said ‘don’t worry, you will go and come back.’ You went to Enugu, Owerri and back to Abuja. We did video call and also spoke at length and you were just smiling. Little did I know that was your last smile.

“The next message I received was that you were going to Kaduna. My heart shattered, I smelt danger, I started calling you, you didn’t pick. Why didn’t you pick? Why? I wanted begging you not to go.

“These three months have been heaven for me. We eat together in the same plate, we prayed together, we laughed and cried together. This wasn’t the plan you had for me.

“You said you will always be my side. It is still like a dream that I can’t see you. I know you are coming back to me. All I see is condolence messages. How do I stand them? Reading them pierces my heart even more.

“I feel like a failure, I couldn’t stop you, I couldn’t stop Asaniyi, oh my God, Oh My God. You saw this.

Similarly, a childhood friend of late Olufade, Esther David, in an interview with The Punch, described the late pilot as a gentle and easy going man.

“He was my very good friend. We were close, very close. I am still in shock; I wish it is all a dream. I haven’t been able to sleep since Friday,” she said.


Tonto Dikeh shares BEAUTIFUL new photos


The mum -of one shared the new photos on her Instagram page writing;

Wahalai ooo wrong

Dear Women/MEN we Level Up not To Go back to Our Vomits


Zimbabwe chief orders Mugabe remains to be exhumed for reburial at heroes’ shrine


The family of Robert Mugabe have been ordered to exhume the remains of the late dictator for reburial at a monument to Zimbabwe’s national heroes, in a move likely to rekindle a row over the memory of one of Africa’s foremost revolutionary leaders.

A traditional chief made the order after accusing Mugabe’s second wife, Grace, of breaking local custom by interring him at his rural home.

Mugabe, whose increasingly authoritarian 37-year rule was ended by a coup in November 2017, was buried at his village of Kutama in 2019 after weeks of dispute with the government of his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Senior officials had made it clear they wanted the remains of the former dictator to be buried at Zimbabwe’s national heroes’ shrine outside Harare and may now get their way.

Though much of Mugabe’s rule was marked by violence, economic mismanagement and corruption, the former guerrilla fighter is still revered as a liberation leader for his role in the war against white supremacist rule. His funeral in Harare was attended by dozens of current and former heads of state from across Africa.

Mnangagwa was a close aide and ally of Mugabe and has sought to reinforce his own image through association with the former revolutionary leader. Much of the legitimacy of the ruling Zanu-PF party relies on the legacy of the late president.

Chief Zvimba, whose district includes Kutama, said he had received a complaint from a Mugabe clan member over the manner of his burial.

How I survived rocket attack in Israel -Ex-Nigerian footballer, Ogbonna


Retired Nigerian footballer Ibezito Ogbonna is recuperating after sustaining minor injuries after his apartment in the Israeli city of Ashdod was hit by a rocket fired from Gaza last week.

The 38-year-old, who won the Israeli Cup with Hapoel Tel Aviv in 2006 and 2007, was at home with his wife and two young daughters when the building suffered a direct hit.

According to BBC Sport Africa, Ogbonna’s family were unhurt, but the former Enyimba striker was injured and taken to hospital after injuries he sustained during the explosion, following recent fighting between Israel and Gaza.

“I am extremely lucky to be alive after this rocket was fired and it’s third time lucky for me after being involved in a car crash and a horrible robbery incident in Nigeria,” Ogbonna told BBC Sport Africa.

“We were all aware of the attempt (possible strike) and we always get the warning signs about possible missiles. We often hear as sirens echoed across the city streets which tends to prompt people to rush to a shelter.
“On this day, I was having breakfast and I heard the wailing siren. Normally, we’d run to the shelter because every house has its own shelter. I felt it’s the normal warning, but within seconds it turned out to be an unlucky day for me.

“I heard the loud bang of the rocket and felt the immediate impact, I was thrown into the air and it took me from my dining room to my living room.

“I could see glasses and other objects flying around me. I hit the ground, I stood up to look around for my family. They were very lucky too, my wife had taken cover with my daughters, I think one of the doors landed on her.

“I could see the whole building was gone. We are talking about a four-storey building with about 30 people. The security doors between my kitchen and living room ripped out and everything totally wrecked.

“Cars were smashed and it was then I realised I had a cut and my knee was hurting badly before the paramedics took me in an ambulance to the hospital.

“I was in the hospital for a few hours. I was treated and had different tests just to check that everything was okay with me. They weren’t sure I was fine considering what had happened.”

Ogbonna added, “It’s difficult to explain the impact of what I saw. Coming out of this alive was a complete miracle. We are talking about the same attack that has left several people badly wounded.
“We’ve had casualties since this thing started, but you are just grateful to be alive and not listed among the dead.

“A lot of families have been left homeless with their possessions destroyed and a place they’ve always called home flattened.”

With no home to return to, the Ogbonnas and 13 other families are now staying at a hotel as the Israeli government look to resettle them.

Ogbonna said fans of his former Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv have rallied round to support him.

He scored 40 goals in 132 appearances for Happen, Israel’s second most successful side, and the club’s supporters have launched a fund-raising campaign to help him get back on his feet.

“Hapoel Tel Aviv fans have been incredibly amazing, without my knowledge they had started a fund raising to help support me,” Ogbonna added.

“As soon as the news broke that my apartment was hit, they started reaching out and calling my phone. I didn’t ask them for anything yet they were offering to help.

“I remember one of them got my contact and I think he put it out on the fan page for other supporters to reach out. Messages of love, prayers, and unbelievable support from a club I left over a decade ago.

“Some were telling me to come over to theirs if I had no place to stay. They’ve gone out to buy stuff and clothes for me and my family.

“I was getting deliveries of different things at the hotel without even knowing about it. I don’t even know these guys. It’s a massive love and I can’t thank them enough.

“It’s another proof that wherever you find yourself as a footballer or whatever you do, be a good person and respect everyone because you never know when life will bring you back again.”