BBNaija Winner Mercy Now Owns A Four Bedroom Apartment

This was made possible by real estate mogul, Ned Okonkwo, who made the house extremely affordable for her

  • Photos of Mercy receiving the keys to her new home have since gone viral on social media
    Winner of the Pepper Dem edition of BBNaija, Mercy Eke, continues to prove to many people that she is indeed a child of grace.
    She recently acquired her first home and is now a proud owner of a four bedroom duplex at the Victoria Crest Homes, in Lekki Lagos.
    The purchase was made possible by real estate mogul, Ned Okonkwo, who made the house extremely affordable for her.


LOS ANGELES – Eddie Murphy is suddenly everywhere again bringing the laughter. Just don’t call it a comeback.
The 58-year-old comedian is stepping up on the big screen in grand 1970s pimp attire as real-life comedy pioneer Rudy Ray Moore for “Dolemite Is My Name” (in theaters Friday in New York, Los Angeles and Memphis before streaming on Netflix Oct. 25). The movie’s roll-out is accompanied by a barrage of high-profile entertainment events that have Murphy fans giddy.
There’s his return to “Saturday Night Live” as host on Dec. 21 before Murphy undertakes a national stand-up comedy tour for the first time in three decades. The laughs continue with a sequel to 1988’s “Coming to America,” set for a 2020 release.
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Impressive, yes. But the chilled-out Murphy insists it’s all about finally pushing himself off the supremely comfortable couch longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher had specially built for him at home, on which he has luxuriated for the last six years or so.
“People are saying, ‘You’re back! It’s a comeback!’ ” says Murphy, going to into excited fan voice while sitting beside his “Dolemite” and “Coming 2 America” director Craig Brewer. “I’m like, no, I’m not trying to do a comeback. I’ve just been enjoying sitting on the couch so much. A few years ago, I was like, ‘I could sit on this couch and stay here watching ‘Little Women: LA’ and their exploits.’ “
“Dolemite” provided the dynamite that sparked the push off the couch to the stage. The feel-good biopic about Moore’s efforts to break into outrageous comedy and low-budget movies was a natural segue into more humor – certainly more than his last film, the little-seen 2016 drama “Mr. Church.” in which he played a family caretaker.
In further divine signs, “Dolemite” even allowed for Murphy’s couch belly to be required playing Moore, a middle-age man referred to as “doughy” in the film. It’s a Murphy shows off with unfettered confidence in “Dolemite.”
“After a while, you start to grow on the couch, and it’s like whoooa,” Murphy says. “Usually before a movie, I have to get my body together. But this was perfect. It’s like I went all the way Method.”
Murphy is all about the comfort, talking about his deep admiration for the period clothes, but dislike of wearing the dreaded platforms. (“They are a young man’s shoes,” he scowls.) The costume designer had a pair of sneakers custom-made for Murphy to resemble platforms.
“Still, every day I would come to Eddie and be like, ‘Here’s what the day is about,’ ” says Brewer. “And his first question was always, ‘Will you be seeing my feet?’ “
As “Dolemite” came together, Murphy became inspired to make his return to “SNL,” stoked by his brief 40th anniversary appearance, which left Murphy hungry for more at night’s end. “Then it was like, ‘Hey, everybody, it would be fun to do a sketch.’ “
“Dolemite” opened the door to a repeat visit, and Murphy says he’ll bring back his beloved “SNL” characters this time, including Gumby, Mister Robinson and Buckwheat.
President Barack Obama provided key encouragement, meeting Murphy before the star received his Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2015. Obama asked him two questions: What kind of hair rinse was he using? “And ‘When are you doing comedy again?’ ” says Murphy, stepping into Obama’s serious voice. “I was like, ‘That’s your question?’ When you go into the Oval Office and the president asks when are you doing stand-up, it’s time to do some jokes.”
Murphy is vowing a less-brash return to the stage than his R-rated ’80s routine, but still taking material from his own life.
“The last time I did stand-up, I had no kids, I had never been married and I was 27 years old,” says Murphy. “I’m 58. I have 10 kids. I’ve been married and divorced. So I have so much stuff to talk about.”
The final push is “Coming 2 America.” Of the 40 movies he has starred in, Murphy says the story of his naive African Prince Akeem attempting to pose as a regular American is the one that resonates most with his fans.
Akeem returns to America as king in the sequel, which is halfway through filming and reunites the core cast – including James Earl Jones, who just shot his scenes.
Murphy is the only one who’s really aged, he insists. “I pull this all together when I see people, but if you saw me on the couch, I would be unrecognizable,” he deadpans.
Don’t expect the comedy onslaught to continue. The former box-office juggernaut says his days of doing two or three movies a year will never happen again. It’s too much work, and he’s over it.
“I cannot imagine being an old dude and you get a call for 6 a.m. pickup,” Murphy says.
But the current spate of work will provide a strong end to a chapter in his storied career. If he’s is inspired, Murphy can take interesting projects on. Or if he wants to chill out with bad reality TV, that’s OK, too.
“I’m going to leave knowing the last things I did were really funny and successful. In the event I never got off the couch again, it’s a nice way to leave


Benue Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a school teacher, Mr Terseer Maikyo for allegedly raping a JSS 1 student in Ukum Local Government Area of the state.
This was contained in a press statement on Friday signed by the Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sewuese Anene and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi.
The statement stated that Maikyo was arrested on Oct. 8, and would soon be charged to court.
It further stated that another man, Nelson Omanka from Obi Local Government, who was also arrested on Oct. 9, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl, had been charged to court.
The police also added that two people had been apprehended by detectives on Oct. 7, in connection with the murder of one Fidelis, a student of University of Science and Technology Calabar, Cross-River State.
The suspects were named as Emmanuel Williams and James Ulem.
“Two white and blue coloured axes, one machete, a bottle of concoction, five handsets and wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian-Hemp were recovered from them.”
Five robbery suspects – Lubem Tseer, Tertsea Ephraim, Peter Yaigh, Joseph Gyan and Aondaana Tarhembe – were apprehended in their hideout in Gboko with a single barrel gun, one cartridge and assorted charms, it said.
According to the command, two Toyota Corolla vehicles and assorted phones were recovered from five robbery and kidnapping suspects operating along Ugbema/Adikpo road.
It gave their names as Nanen Targba, Gabriel Mbakighir, Aondofa Doaior, Aondohemba Torkwembe and Atsor Abeda.
“Again, Suleiman Abdullahi was arrested in possession of one locally made revolver pistol with an expanded 9mm ammunition, four rounds of live AK 47 ammunition and 126 wraps of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.”
It stressed that the Command was determined to mitigate criminality in the state and urged the public to provide useful information to the police to help in tracking the criminals.
“Benue State Police Command has continued to intensify efforts towards the fight against crime as evident in the recent special deployments and arrest of suspects in connection with heinous crimes.
“Within the last three weeks, Police Officers deployed to strategic points have been able to foil kidnap/ robbery attempts among among other crimes,” the statement added.


Duncan Nighty has appealed to the former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha to take back the money he gave to him to record a song. [Instagram/DuncanMighty]

Duncan Mighty says his life is being threatened by associates of the former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha.
Duncan Mighty has appealed to the former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha to take back the money he gave to him to record a song.
The music star made this known via his Instagram page on Friday, October 25, 2019. According to him, he has been receiving death threats from different people since the former governor gave him money to record a song with one of his associates.
“Your Excellency Because you directly paid in public. While the job was going smoothly immediately after you paid. They said you sent them to bring back money to you,” he captioned the post.

The former governor and his team are yet to release a statement but from all indications, Duncan Mighty is not ready to get into trouble with the associates of the politician.

Duncan Nighty has appealed to the former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha to take back the money he gave to him to record a song. [Instagram/DuncanMighty]


Port Harcourt serial killer says he took the lives of 9 women before he was stopped.
Gracious David West of Port Harcourt, south of Nigeria, has confessed to luring women to hotel rooms, having sex with them, robbing them at knife point; before proceeding to end their lives with white cloths tied round their necks.
News of a serial killer on the loose in Port Harcourt gained traction in September of 2019 after a couple of ladies were found lifeless in hotels across the city.
West was arrested soon after and began singing like a canary in police custody.
Back in September, West said he has killed seven women –one in Lagos, one in Owerri, and five in Rivers State.
West had said at the time: “So far, I have killed five girls in Port Harcourt; one in Owerri, and another in Lagos. I started the killing in Lagos. I took N52,000 from the bank account of the first girl I killed in Lagos. Thereafter, I went to Port Harcourt, then to Owerri, and later returned to Port Harcourt.
“After I killed a girl, I collected her phone and sold it at Waterlines and the MTN office (in Port Harcourt). I met the last girl at a club in Port Harcourt.”
Nine victims
Arraigned on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Rivers State High Court, West stunned a packed courtroom when he said he had killed nine women before he was caught.
He also pleaded not guilty to attempting to kill his 10th victim on September 18, 2019.
West’s lawyer, Vincent Chukwu, said his client’s guilty plea is not enough to convict him of the crime.
“The offence in question is a capital offence; whether my client did it or not, the presumption is that the prosecution must still prove its case beyond reasonable doubt. So, it is not for the defendant to just say I am guilty and liable and it ends there.
“Because the punishment is death, the burden is now on the prosecution to go ahead and prove its case and we are waiting for it.
“My client has a very plausible defence, which we shall open at the appropriate time. We had fruitful deliberations with him on Monday and we hope for the best in the matter,” Chukwu said.
Justice Enebeli of the Rivers High Court ordered that West be remanded in a correctional facility and adjourned the case to November 18, 2019, for hearing.


A Nigerian Twitter user has taken to the micro-blogging platform to share screenshots of WhatsApp chat she had with a man whose proposal she refused.
The man who was apparently still angry with her for refusing his proposal, chatted her up to inform her that he was getting married and then went on to insult her for refusing him and told her that she missed out on what other women are praying for.

He further told her that he has missed her and wishes she’s the one he’s getting married to. When she still wasn’t interested, he told her his fiancee is finer than her then shamed her for still being single while he is getting married already.

The Award Messi And Cristiano Has Not Won

Since its inaugural edition in 2000, 19 Laureus World Sportsman Awards winner trophies have been handed out.

Roger Federer (5), Novak Djokovic (3) and Rafael Nadal (1) have helped tennis top the sports list, Michael Schumacher (2) and Sebastian Vettel (1) were honoured from Formula One, Tiger Woods scooped two in golf and Usain Bolt has won four on his own for athletics. Lance Armstrong, whose 2003 gong was rescinded, made up the complete set if you were wondering.

What’s stark is that no footballers have lay claim to the top prizeLionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been nominated five times each with Andres Iniesta, Fabio Cannavaro, Kaka, Ronaldinho and Brazilian Ronaldo making single entries. Anyone of those would have been a worthy winner but have been overlooked.

According to the awards brief, the Laureus Nominations Panel comprising of the world’s leading sports editors, writers and broadcasters preside over the nominees and winners for various categories every year. Ronaldo was again a nominee in Monte Carlo on Tuesday night. But again, football missed out. 

Looking at the history of men’s winners, the tendency is that individuals playing in team sports are overlooked in favour of individual sports, but you don’t really get much bigger than Messi and Ronaldo – and their great influences and consistency individually.

Nigeria Defender William Ekong Makes Serie A Team Of The Week

Udinese makes the team after helping Udinese to a clean sheet against Torino.
Super Eagles and Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong has been included in the Serie A Team of the Week after his impressive performance over the weekend.
Troost-Ekong had a strong 90-minute performance for Udinese who beat Torino 1-0 in a Serie A game on Sunday, October 20.
Starting as the centre in a three-man defence, the 26-year-old was solid for the White and Blacks and led the defence that kept a clean sheet in the game.

He made five clearances, blocked four shots, made one interception, won one aerial ball and made three tackles.
The Nigeria international has played six league games for Udinese this season.


Nigerian singer David Adeleke aka Davido has finally welcomed his first son with Chioma Rowland.
The excited dad took to his official Instagram page with a lovely photo in which he was spotted cuddling the newly born in his warm embrace.
Recall that Davido via a Twitter post on the night of Saturday, October 20, announced to his followers that he was in the delivery room with his wife-to-be.
Congratulations to him

Reacting to the news, several well-wishers were spotted in the comment section with congratulatory messages. Read comments below:
irenettya: “Congratulations David”
chidokeyzdavid: ” Congrats fam “
lindaosifo: “Aww congratulations”
oritsemusic: “This is beautiful little bro !!! So happy and proud of you”
omosedei: ” Yaaaaaahy Congratulations”
danagoghkn: ” God be praised”
dremodrizzy: Congratulations brother
steelbanglez: More blessings my family
azeeragold: ” Waoooo!!!! So happy for you Chioma, God is truly owe some. Congratulations”

We At ASPAT say a big CONGRATULATIONS to Davido and Chioma

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