Serena Williams pens emotional open letter to her mom

Serena Wiliams took to her fiance's platform,Reddit to post an emotional letter to her mom.It reads.;
Dear Mom,
You are one of the strongest women I know. I was looking at my daughter (OMG, yes, I have a daughter 😳) and she has my arms and legs! My exact same strong, muscular, powerful, sensational arms and body. I don't know how I would react if she has to go through what I've gone through since I was a 15 year old and even to this day.
I've been called man because I appeared outwardly strong. It has been said that that I use drugs (No, I have always had far too much integrity to behave dishonestly in order to gain an advantage). It has been said I don't belong in Women's sports -- that I belong in Men's -- because I look stronger than many other women do. (No, I just work hard and I was born with this badass body and proud of it).
But mom, I'm not sure how you did not go off on every single reporter, person, announcer and quite frankly, hater, who was too ignorant to understand the power of a black woman.
I am proud we were able to show them what some women look like. We don't all look the same. We are curvy, strong, muscular, tall, small, just to name a few, and all the same: we are women and proud!
You are so classy, I only wish I could take your lead. I am trying, though, and God is not done with me yet. I have a LONG way to go, but thank you.
Thank you for being the role model I needed to endure all the hardships that I now regard as a challenges--ones that I enjoy. I hope to teach my baby Alexis Olympia the same, and have the same fortitude you have had.
Promise me, Mom, that you will continue to help. I'm not sure if I am as meek and strong as you are yet. I hope to get there one day. I love you dearly.
Your youngest of five,

Anthony Joshua Names Two Boxers Who Can Strip Him Off World Heavyweight Champion

Nigerian-British boxing champion, Anthony Joshua has disclosed his two biggest threats in the heavyweight boxing division.

The reigning heavyweight champion told Skysport during an interview that Kubrat Pulev – his next challenger, and Deontay Wilder are the biggest threats to his current rank.

"My biggest threat is two people. My next challenger, Kubrat Pulev, because if I make one slip-up it all goes wrong", Joshua said.

"Loads of experience, really good jab, he's always kept himself at world title level. He's very talented, in that sense.”

"Deontay Wilder is making noise in the States and that's a fight that people want to see. So Wilder is a threat, as well.”

"I can't let myself down. I'm capable of beating everyone - this is my ego talking - but I've got to keep my feet firmly on the ground."

This coming ahead of October 28, 2017, unified world heavyweight champion showdown at theMillennium Stadium in Cardiff.

The fight would be the first time of Anthony Joshua in the ring after a definite win overWladimir Klitschko in April this year.

Joshua hoped to have a lucrative rematch with the Ukrainian in Las Vegas, but Klitschko opted for retirement. This leaves him with Kubrat Pulev as the last and mandatory option.

DJ Cuppy Flaunts Customized Rolls Royce With Her Billionaire Dad In UK

DJ Cuppy shared picture of herself and her Billionaire dad, Femi Otedola with his customised Rolls Royce car in the United Kingdom. 

Checkout Photos Of A Lady Celebrating Her 18th Birthday Got People Talking

An Unidentified Lady, has celebrated her 18th birthday with her friends on Facebook.. She was spotted holding the “trending balloon” that was floated to display 18.

Judging from the photos of the beautiful lady, one has every reason to dispute the fact that she’s indeed a teenager… but this doesn’t come new to us though as we’ve over time, seen something akin to it.

The ecstatic lady, proudly holds on to the inflated “number 18” balloon, wearing a bright smile and posing for the cameras, like though she was born to do it.

But if she says she’s 18, who are we or you to judge? A lady barely tells her age and now this lady does and we’re disagreeing?! Oh common!

Fashion Faceoff- Between Mercy Aigbe and fan...Check Her Out

The lady on the left recreated this stunning dress on Mercy Aigbe.Did she nail it?

Hate has no place in my world - Lola Omotayo

Peter Okoye's wife,Lola has broken her silence after insinuations she is behind the P-Square brother's recent fight;
This was as a result of Paul Okoye's suggestive post..She wrote this evening

Good evening my lovelies....please leave footprints of kindness and love wherever you go. Love is the only way and peace of mind is the ultimate goal in this life of ours. Hate has no place in my world, never has, never will..Have a blessed evening!πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒΉπŸŒΉ
#preachlovenothate #superwoman #thankfulnomatterwhat #humilityisthenewsexy #Godblessusall #proudlynigerian #proudlyrussian #proudlyafrican #proudlyyoruba

Chika Ike Admits She's Getting Fatter In This Adorable Photo

The beautiful actress Chika who admits she's getting fatter want to hit the gym again. Do you think she should do that or she should just be like that?

See pics below

5 Helpful Business Tricks For Small Business Owners

It’s unfortunate that a lot of small businesses don’t survive beyond the first few years of their existence, but this mainly happens due to a lack of knowledge and understanding of what needs to be done to help sustain a small business.

Jumia Travel shares 5 helpful business tricks that small businesses can profit from.

Remain Abreast of Your Cash Flow 
This is very important, especially for small businesses. It is important to have a good and accurate idea of the daily, weekly and monthly financial needs and trends of your organization, and to also keep informed of your current cash flow. When you have a good idea of your financial situation at every point, it makes you financially prudent in your business decisions, which help to improve your sustainability as a business.

Set Business Goals 
This can come in form of targets which ultimately help achieve business goals. The fact is, small businesses need to work with targets if they intend to remain in business in the long run. Setting goals and objectives and developing targets to help meet goals and objectives is essential for business success, because it serve as a ‘planning tool’ that help keep your business focused, and ultimately helps to move your business forward.

Learn How to Use Low Budget High Impact Marketing 
Small businesses cannot afford to waste money on ineffective marketing, so as a small business, if you must spend on marketing, you need to ensure that what you are spending on will have the needed impact. One way to do this is by testing marketing tactics for effectiveness before adding them to your campaign or marketing mix. Also, be sure to invest in low budget marketing options like social media and content marketing.

Monitor Business Trends 
For some reason a good number of small businesses fail to do this. No business operates in a vacuum, and small businesses need to be particularly sensitive to business or industry trends because they bear the brunt of even the slightest change in these trends. It is important for small businesses to remain current on trends and issues happening in their industry and local community, and if possible, go a step further to predict possible future trends likely to occur. This way, it is easier to develop a response or reaction plan to quickly adjust to the changes before they negatively affect the business (if large corporations are doing this, it only means small businesses need to do this even more if they want to survive).

Motivate Your Staff 
As a growing small business, you need your staff to remain motivated and ready to give their best to the growth of your firm. You might not have the resources to keep your staff happy in monetary terms, but you can figure out other incentives to help keep them motivated and encourage higher levels of performance.

Rihanna wows in lilac gown at Fenty Beauty Launch in London

Rihanna turned heads in a pretty lilac gown as she attended her Fenty Beauty launch during London Fashion Week .
The beauty also showed off her beautiful legs in a dazzling heels.

Mel B loses bid to have records in divorce case sealed

A judge in Los Angeles has denied a request by Mel B to seal all records in her divorce and restraining order cases and keep the courtroom closed, TMZ reports.

The website had previously claimed the former Spice Girl wanted the proceedings kept secret because she's worried her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte will expose explicit sex tapes as evidence.

Mel B argued that she doesn't want her children to find out about the tapes but the judge ruled that 'salacious details' are not sufficient reason to seal a case, according to TMZ.
However, anything directly relating to the couple's children such as visitation schedules will not be revealed in open court.

Meet Brilliant Fasasi Tosin Oladayo, An Inventor; he already has 4 patents

Fasasi Tosin Oladayo is a 3rd year Aerospace engineering student. He currently own 4 patents and he is also the founder of Nigeria biggest telecommunication equipment company Demfas Aerosystems.
His firm, Demfas Aerosystems is a manufacturer of radio transmitting and receiving equipment based in Nigeria. Their devices offers encrypted communication, GPS mapping and others.

As shared by OYO4Sure:

After a brief discussion with him, I was able to go through some of his patent certificate. Being curious on his course of study and his projects, I asked why he isn't doing anything related to his course and he immediately brought out his laptop opening through numerous folders showing some simulations, CAD diagrams and some technical details on the drone his company is working on.

I asked if he is going to manufacture all these parts himself and how viable is his vision of producing an unmanned aerial vehicle of such standard here locally and he said:
"I'm purchasing the engine and am having a transfer of technology to be able to locally produce a ground control system. You see this folders (points at some folders in his laptop) they are filled with technical details on most communications aspects. Those are things am capable of doing with the help of a great team." 
He said I just need some funding and trust me everyone will be shocked to this in Nigeria. Basically, I just want you to know that all components are being covered by my patents, my designs, circuit and whatever. I made sure all inventions in all of my products are being covered with patents. 

Being curious on how he has been able to fund his projects to this level, he replied in confidence again, "I have a company generating revenue so I'm able to do something from my sales while also building up a brand."

He belongs to some foreign organizations and currently working on. His company is a revenue generating company, has overt 400 units of his products used by consumers in foreign countries such as USA, Germany and Pakistan.
I am a PhD holder in electronics and telecommunication and I envy this guy. Few minutes with him shows his level of intelligence and am not surprised as he schooled in a foreign country.

Here are two of his products.

IPOB crisis ‘bigger than Boko Haram’-Shettima

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has said the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB crisis being spearheaded by Nnamdi Kanu is bigger than the activities of the deadly terrorist group Boko Haram

No fewer than 20, 000 people are believed to have been killed by Boko Haram since the Islamist sect started its attacks about eight years ago.

According to The Nation,speaking in Owerri on Monday night during a meeting with Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, when he led a truce team of North’s governors to the state, Shettima said the threats posed by the Nnamdi Kanu-led secessionist IPOB to the nation’s survival are far bigger than those posed by Boko Haram.

He said it was for this reason that he had to leave the killings going on in his state behind to join Governor Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) Simon Lalong (Platueau) Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina) and Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), on visits to Abia, Rivers and Imo, seeking peace.

“Only this morning, 25 people were killed in my state via explosions carried out by three suicide bombers, but I have to be on this mission because of what it means to the nation,” he said
He said: “What we wanted to forestall actually was a mass movement of Nigerians from one part of the country to another. It was a very dangerous signal.
“We equally invite our brothers from the South East to visit some of the northern flash points like Kaduna, Kano and Jos, and together we can talk to our Igbo brothers and sisters there to assure them of the safety of their lives and properties.
“Make or break, this country belongs to all of us. The population of Syria is a paltry 22 million. Only 2 million Syrian refugees are knocking on the doors of Europe and it is causing reverberation. How then do you perceive a situation where 35 million English-speaking Nigerians are knocking on the doors of Europe?
“That is why we have a moral obligation as stakeholders to make things work in this country. We are all part of the leadership challenges we are facing in this country, and none of us can exonerate him or herself from blame.
“Like I said earlier in Aba, the hope of the black man rests not with the hard-thinking South Africans or the obsequious Kenyans who are struggling to be more white than the white men, but with the people of this country.
“If you see an African walking on the streets of London and would not leave the way obsequiously for the white man to pass, you don’t need a soothsayer to tell you that that black man is a Nigerian.
“If we allow this country to implode, up is the Sahara Desert, Niger is already a failed state. The population of Niger is only 11 million while Kano has a population of about 30 million. We can eat up the entire food reserve of Niger Republic within a week.
“Down is the Atlantic Ocean and the tiny countries of Benin Republic, Togo and Senegal. Maybe some of us will migrate to Gambia. The entire food reserves of those tiny West African countries can be exhausted within two weeks.”

Shettima thanked Governor Okorocha for the warm reception he accorded the delegation, saying that they were in the state principally as a delegation of Northern Nigeria governors’ forum to identify with the uncommon leadership exhibited by the governors of the South East sub-region in these trying moments of the nation’s contemporary political history.

Actor Femi Adebayo Throws Birthday Party For Wife Omotayo

On Monday September 18,2017 marked the birthday of Mrs Omotayo Adebayo Salami, wife of Actor  (and Special Adviser to Kwara State Governor on Arts, Culture and Tourism) Femi Adebayo.

To celebrate his wife, the day started with Femi Adebayo showering her with various gifts and different social media posts to make public his undying love.

The day finally climaxed with an exclusive dinner party which held at Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja GRA, Lagos in the presence of close family and friends.

Happy Belated Birthday Omotayo.

Senator Dino Melaye’s Recall Timetable Released By INEC (See Photos)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today released an amended timetable and schedule of activities for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye, who represents the Kogi West Senatorial District.

According a statement signed by the Commission’s Secretary, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, the verification notice to kickstart the exercise will be issued on 3rd October. The last day for observers to submit their applications is 5th October, while the published list of accredited observes will be released on 9th October.

A stakeholder’s meeting at both the senatorial and local government headquarters will hold on 10th October, while 12th October is the last day for the submission of names of polling agents by the member sought to be recalled and the representatives of the petitioners. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the actual verification will be conducted on 14th October.

Mrs. Ogakwu noted that in fixing the timeline for the verification, sufficient time has been provided for the Senator to study the petition and accompanying materials, in order to effectively prepare for the verification exercise, in accordance with the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

It will be recalled that some registered voters from the Kogi West Senatorial District had approached the Commission on 21st June, 2017 and submitted a petition to initiate the process of recalling the Senator representing their district. After formally acknowledging receipt of the petition, and relying on Sections 69 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Section 116 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), the Commission announced the timetable and schedule of activities for the recall of the Senator on 3rd July. The first activity in the schedule, slated for 10th July, was the release of detailed guidelines for the recall, starting with the pasting of the Notice of Verification at the Kogi West Constituency (INEC Office in Lokoja).

But on the same 10th July, the Commission received an order given by the Federal High Court, Abuja and dated 6th July, directing the “parties to maintain the status quo till the determination of the plaintiff’s motion on notice” in respect of the suit filed by the concerned senator, seeking orders of injunction against the Commission to stop it from acting on the petition by the registered voters of Kogi West Senatorial District.

The Judge, in granting the relief sought by the Senator, also fixed 29th September 2017 as the date to hear the motion on notice. However, the 90-day framework established by the Constitution for the entire process to be completed would have elapsed.

Having realised that the court order and its implications would negatively affect its ability to carry out its constitutional mandate, the Commission took immediate steps to vacate the court order and for the matter to be heard and determined expeditiously, while staying action on the process in compliance with the court order. Judgment in the suit was delivered on 11th September 2017, clearing all legal hurdles.

Nigerian Customs uncovers another container of 475 arms in Apapa

The Tin Can Island Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Tuesday uncovered a container suspected to contain yet another cache of arms imported from Turkey.

This is coming barely a week after the command intercepted a 20-foot container laden with 1,100 pump action rifles.

The container with number, CMAU189817/8 is believed to contain about 475 sets of pump-action riffles reportedly belonging to the same importer of the last one.

Daily Sun quoted a source as saying

“The container is owned by the same importer of the 1,100 guns. After a detailed profiling of the importer ordered by the Area Controller, it was discovered that he still has another container inside the port.
“So, officers were asked to fish out the container for examination. But I don’t know why they are hiding the identity of the importer”, the source hinted.
When contacted, the National Public Relations Officer of the service, Joseph Attah, said a container was suspected and it has not been examined to know what is inside.
“Let’s not speculate about arms, please. A container is being suspected and examination will reveal whatever is inside,” he pleaded.
Recall that just last week ago, operatives of the Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, busted a syndicate that smuggled weapons into the country.

No fewer than 1,100 pump action rifles were loaded in the 20 foot container the gang shipped in.

Nigerian Airforce Joins Operation Python Dance

The Nigerian Air Force has joined the Operation Python Dance II campaign in the Southeast by deploying its air assets in support of the ground troops.

The NAF said the deployment of the air assets was not only based on the request of the Nigerian Army for air support but inevitable due to the wide expanse of the exercise area.

A statement on Tuesday night by the Director of Information and Public Relations of the NAF, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said “the essence of the deployment is to provide the necessary air cover to the ground troops to enhance overall operational cohesion and efficiency.

The statement supported with video footage showed two Alpha Jet Aircrafts on aerial surveillance of the coverage area.

3 Nollywood actresses who are Born Again Christians...Must See

This might be hard for many to digest, but the truth is not every character portrayed by actors depicts them. In fact, some of these actors are far opposites of the roles they play, many of them are even Born Again Christians who only use the stage as a pulpit to preach the gospel of Christ!

Check out three top Nollywood actresses who have knelt at the cross and accepted Christ as Lord and Savior!
Stella Damascus Ademinokan – As long as this Nollywood star bears the Ademinokan name, she will be regarded as a ‘devil’ and a ‘home wrecker’. This is so because of the circumstances surrounding her marriage to Daniel Ademinokan who was once married to another actress.
As for Stella, she really doesn’t care about them, her faith looks up to only God, whom she constantly preaches about at every given opportunity and also on her page!
Tonto Dikeh – Reminds us of the biblical ‘Paul’ who encountered Jesus Christ on his way to Damascus! Tonto Dikeh also encountered Jesus when she least expected it. Her new faith could not allow her remain in her husband’s house a place full of darkness according to her.
Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh is now a born again and she is not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.
Anita Joseph – Yes, her endowments cannot stop her of living a life for Christ. The heavily tattooed actress once said she regrets the ink all over her body especially now that she is a born again Christian, but the deed had been done.
Anita Joseph
Like Tonto Dikeh once said, being born again does not mean we cant look fine or gorgeous, it means we can be beautiful in Jesus! So if you expect these three to do away with their lifestyles because they are born again, its not happening!

AY comedian scales the fence of 2face’s house to attend his birthday

Ayo makun at 2baba’s party
Popular comedian and Ayo Makun was one of of the privileged guests at the surprise birthday of singer 2face Idibia and unlike every other person, Ayo Makun did not come in through the gate.

The comedian whose house is only a fence away from the singer’s house took the short route by scaling the fence from his compound and landing in 2face’s compound to join in the celebration.

Talking about his mode of ‘arrival’ AY thinks it would have been a long journey to go out of his house and arrive at 2face’s house through the gate when he could just jump in through the fence.
“He is my neighbour and our fences are low and easy to jump” he explained
While speaking about the celebrant, Ay mentions that his neighbour is a very great man whose greatest mission in life is to see every one successful and great like himself. He prayed for him and wished him more years of greatness.

Watch video below:

Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Linda Ikeji..Must Read

So, you think you know Linda Ikeji? Perhaps you follow her blog, her gossip, and the oft-trending Linda Ikeji TV panels where her media personalities discuss topical issues, from domestic violence to Bobrisky. Well, have have compiled 5 facts many fans do not know about her, in time for her 37th birthday.

The top blogger changed the face of blogging in Nigeria. Recently, she announced that she is set to launch her own TV station which reportedly will be streaming on DSTV. And today, her birthday, she is reminding fans that she will be bringing that peculiar blogging magic to the TV station.
While we wait for the much-anticipated take-over, see some of the exciting things about her which she rarely talks about on her blog:

1. She contested for the 2003 Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant

In 2003, Ikeji was bustling with confidence that she would win the competition. She had gotten all the needed support from famous designers, and knowing her capabilities, especially as someone who had organised a similar competition at the University of Lagos, she was so sure she would emerge a winner.

But she failed. Woefully too. And for a long time, at the event centre, she stood, watching her dreams trickle down the drain.
“I was mostly in a daze, wondering what to do next,” she said. “I’d thought being Miss Nigeria was the best thing that could happen to me. And that dream was gone, and with it, all the great things I could have done or become.”
But she didn’t let that experience kill her spirit. Three years later, she started blogging and today is successful.

2. She once sold beer at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos

At the age of 19, Ikeji was already dedicated to making a living for herself, and so she resorted to selling/promoting Corona beer at Sheraton hotel, Ikeja. A job that required her to sometimes stand from 2pm to 10pm everyday, for a month.
“[I tried to] convince people to buy the beer cos that was how I got a commission. 1k per day…lol. It was so hard back in the day,” she revealed in an Instagram post. “I hustled so hard. Many didn’t see it but The One who mattered the most saw me and when He was ready to bless me, He took my breath away. God has been awesome.”

3. She wanted to become a TV presenter

Even though she had gone through the rigours of selling beer, and also failing to impress at a beauty contest, Ikeji yearned to become a TV presenter. But she failed to get that opportunity.
Well, here she is today. “I wanted to be a reporter or a TV presenter… now I employ reporters and TV presenters..,” she said in August. “Instead of working at a TV station, I’m about to own one. God has a way of doing His thing. Just trust him and never depart from him as you go on your journey. And remember, you just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”

4. She is ready to move out of her Banana Island mansion for marriage

In her 2016 interview with Nation, she said she is single not because there are no men around, but because she is yet to find one who is worthy. However, when she eventually finds that lucky, worthy man, she would move out of have N500m mansion and into his home.

5. She still shows love to her arch enemies

Kemi Olunloyo famously started a one-sided war with the blogger, defamed her character on social media, and orchestrated the rumour that former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki plunged an incredulous amount into the blogger’s Banana Island home.
But when Kemi was wasting away at the Port Harcourt Prisons, begging for funds from well-wishers, Linda Ikeji was the first Nigerian to respond to that call for help.
“SPECIAL THANKS to @officiallindaikeji #LindaIkeji who secretly donated to my legal expense travel fund. Today I found out she was the very FIRST DONOR on May 16th N100,000,” Kemi Olunloyo wrote on her Instagram after her release from prison. “Thank you Linda. We women in Nigeria should now collectively form a powerful force showing the world that girl power belongs here. Cheers to you Linda!!”

13 political parties plan merger

A total of 13 registered political parties in the country have agreed to collapse into one mega party to be known as Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the interim national chairman of the proposed party, Dr. Onwunbuya Breakforth, has said.

Briefing newsmen yesterday, in Abuja, Breakforth said the merger was coming as a result of the ‘failure’ of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rescue Nigerians from the various challenges bedeviling the nation.

He, however, declined to mention the names of the parties, saying their names would be made public when INEC announced the registration of the new party.

“This movement has been consulting with different political parties and 13 of them have agreed to come together and merge as one mega party. It’s a merger not alliance. We are going to merge like the ACN, CPC, ANPP, New PDP and part of APGA merged to become APC and seized power in 2015.

“We have approached INEC for registration of the 13 parties as Freedom and Justice Party and the commission has already approved the name and our logo. We have met all the requirements and INEC has 30 days by law to do this.

“The arrangement is that each of the 13 political parties will organize a national convention and the decision to collapse into the mega party would be taken at the convention which remains the highest decision-making body of all political parties in Nigeria.

“Our decision to merge is premised on the fact that there is no need having too many political parties that cannot win elections. So we are forming a merger that is bigger than that of the APC.

“Our plan is that after 2019, there will be no more PDP or APC because the APC is a party with a head but without body, while the PDP has body without a head,” he said.

He claimed that Nigeria’s exit from recession as announced by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recently was a “paper work aimed at deceiving Nigerians”, saying that it has no effect on the poor man on the street.

Floyd Mayweather's Flashy Watches And Belt Collection (See Photos)

Floyd Mayweather is the richest man in sport and he is not afraid to flaunt his wealth. The 50-0 fighter became the first man in the history of boxing to record over £1billion in career earnings following his win over Conor McGregor.

He's now retreated back into retirement, where he is enjoying his plush lifestyle from his Los Angeles home.

Mayweather recently bought his Beverly Hills mansion for a whopping £18.9million and has kitted it out in style.

After earlier showcasing his collection of wine,the interior of his swanky home , Now, the 40-year-old just shared images of his championship belts and his blingy watches.