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Cardi B & Kehlani Connect Like Telephone Wires For “Ring” Video

For her next push from the trendsetting Invasion of Privacy, Directed by Mike Ho, The Bartier One cleverly masked her pregnancy with designer trenchcoats as well as a costume that finds her simulating the telephone wires that a neglectful lover is not using to keep the connection brewing. So far, Invasion of Privacy has produced two Billboard 100 No. 1 singles to accompany its Billboard 200 No. 1 debut. Will “Ring” add to the trophy list? Watch above as history takes its course.

Hip Hop Album Sales: Nicki Minaj’s “Queen” Bows Down To Travis Scott’s “Astroworld” On Billboard 200

By now, Nicki Minaj’s Twitter rant about having the No. 2 album on the Billboard 200 chart has been well publicized. Queen has officially made its debut in the second spot, right behind Travis Scott’s Astroworld, which remains atNo. 1 for the second consecutive week. Elsewhere, Trippie Redd’s Life’s A Trip makes its debut in the Top 5, while Drake’s Scorpion takes the No. 3 spot. Finally, Young Nudy’s Slime Ball 3 mixtape limps onto the chart at No. 146 with just 5,901 total album equivalent units, 173 pure album sales and a streaming count of 7,941,923. “Queen” Debuts At No. 2 The self-proclaimed Queen of Rap wasn’t able to secure her crown for the week ending August 16 — and she wasn’t happy about it. With 185,121 total album equivalent units, 77,836 pure album sales and a streaming coun...

Alleged beating of Biafra women: Okorocha should apologize to Igbo leaders – MASSOB

Okorocha By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Monday called on Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, to apologize to Ndigbo over the arrest, alleged beating of Pro-Biafra women in the state. In a statement to Vanguard in Owerri, by MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, also viewed the planned operation python dance 3, as aimed at putting fears in Igboland ahead of 2019 elections. Recall that Vanguard had reported that the over 2000 Pro Biafra women who were on a peaceful protest, were tear gassed by the police, an incident where some of them were said to have been injured. In the statement by Madu, on the arrest of Pro-Biafra women in Imo state, during their peaceful protest, “MASSOB condemned in its entirety, th...

Sallah: Buhari departs Abuja for Daura

President Buhari  By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA- PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Monday left Abuja for his hometown, Daura in Katsina State. Buhari, who returned to Abuja from London on Saturday after a 10-day working holiday, will as has been his tradition, observe the Eid-el-Kabir sallah in his hometown. His convoy left the forecourt of the State House, Abuja around 3.06 p.m and he was seen off by the National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari among others. Before embarking on the trip to Daura, the President presided over the Security Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NYSC assures corps members of safety during elections

File: NYSC members As the 2019 general elections approach, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has assured corps members, who are usually engaged as ad hoc staff for election duties, of their safety. Mr Muhammed Momoh, the Lagos State NYSC Coordinator, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. Momoh said that the NYSC was in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to ensure that corps members on such civic duties are not exposed to harm. “It is only when corps members feel safe that they can discharge their responsibilities as non-partisan ad hoc staff of INEC efficiently. “All the security agencies have been directed to ensure that corps members are safe during...

EID-el-KABIR: Lalong tasks Muslims on sacrificial obedience as security go on show of force

Lalong By Marie-Therese Nanlong Jos – Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has called on the Muslims especially residents of the State to practice the virtue of Islam as professed by Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and demonstrated in his sacrificial obedience to all the tenets of Islam. Lalong, in a statement of felicitation with the Muslim faithful at the celebration of the festival of Eid el Kabir, signed by his Director, Press and Public Affairs, Samuel Nanle noted that the event which signifies faithful submission to the will of Allah as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim who was prepared to offer his son as an act of worship to Allah (SWT) must be emulated. He expressed delight that the dividends of democracy which the people of Plateau had signed up for and are working assid...

Saraki will fail integrity test for presidency, says APC

The All Progressives Congress catalogued a list of career-long infractions by Senate President Bukola Saraki that will make him fail an integrity test, in case he wants to run for Nigeria’s presidency. Saraki provoked this latest challenge from the APC following an interview he granted Bloomberg, in which APC said he “unsurprisingly” declared his intention to contest the 2019 Presidency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “Against the backdrop of the litany of corruption allegations trailing the Senate President, Saraki’s declaration, brings to the fore our earlier call to anti-graft agencies to check the use of stolen public funds to finance elections in this country. We reiterate our position that the Nigerian electorate must have the opportunit...

Asia Argento Paid Off Sexual Assault Accuser: Report

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APC’s takeover of Akwa-Ibom’ll be like Hitler’s invasion of Poland—Akpabio

By Dennis Agbo ENUGU—FORMER Senate minority leader, Obong Godswill Akpbio, has given a glimpse of the shape Nigeria’s 2019  general elections would take, equating the coming general elections to the 1940 invasion of Poland by Adolf Hitler’s Germany. Akpabio who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, said the election shall be war which its victory shall be in his side and to that of his new found political party. Conducting what he said was his first official function since he formerly defected to the APC in a rally at Ikot-Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Akpabio said he chose an uncommon method for his defection because he was an uncommon transformer. The former Governor of Akwa Ibom spoke weekend at the funeral Mass ...

EFCC charges Saraki’s aide Makanjuola, ex-bank MD Mbonu with alleged diversion of N3.5b

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) is set for the trial of Gbenga Makanjuola, deputy chief of staff to the Senate President Bukola Saraki and a former Managing Director of Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria( SGBN), Mr. Robert Mbonu. The duo are to be arraigned over the alleged conversion of N3.5billion of N19billion London-Paris Club refund to states. Gbenga Makanjuola The other accused are Melrose General Services Limited and Obiora Amobi. No date has been fixed for the trial of the suspects at a Federal High Court in Lagos, TheNation newspaper reported today. Following protests by states over deductions for external debt service between 1995 and 2002, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the release of N522.74 billion (first tranche) refund to them, pen...

Shareholders differ on imposition of fine by regulators

Mrs Bisi Bakare, Chairperson, Pragmatic Shareholders Association of Nigeria I think regulators are too harsh on companies with the numerous and high amount of fines they impose on companies. The money that companies pay as fine is shareholders own. So I feel regulators should be soft pedal on the fines they impose on companies. It is the employees that somehow flout some of these rules. Why should shareholders bear the brunt? Also, the amount of fine they charge these companies need to be reviewed. For instance, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for a single offence, charges not less than N50 million. This is really too much and is affecting the amount that would have been given us as dividend. Stock Market Boniface Okezie, Progressive Shareholders Association of Niger...

Sacha Baron Cohen Targets ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Stars in ‘Who Is America?’

Sacha Baron Cohen targeted liberal politicians — including former presidential candidates Jill Stein and Howard Dean — as well as reality show couple Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley (formerly of The Real Housewives of Orange County) for the penultimate episode of his Showtime series, Who Is America? While Dean was one of the targets named in initial reports of the series, tabloids wrote about Rossi and Smiley’s prank back in February — but somehow no one linked it to the series once it was announced. The couple said they only figured out it was Baron Cohen when Tito Ortiz told them at a photo shoot shortly after that he thought he’d been duped by the comedian. Here’s who else the comedian targeted this week:  Target: Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley, former Real Housewives...