If it seems like every celeb is starting their own beauty line, you’re not imagining things. In a year that’s already brought us news of possible launches from Kendall Jenner and Cardi B, Hailey Bieber had also reportedly filed for a “Bieber Beauty” trademark. Unfortunately, it looks as though the model might have to think of a new name for her possible line of cosmetics.

Following an April filing for the trademark, The Blast reports that Hailey’s application for a cosmetics line has been denied, because Justin Bieber (you know, legendary pop star and her husband) had filed for a “Bieber Beauty” trademark back in 2003. According to The Blast, the U.S. Patent & Trademark made the decision to decline Hailey’s application, noting the similarity in names could cause confusion among customers.

As The Blast points out, Justin was just nine years old at the time of his trademark, and like Hailey, he had reportedly intended to create a line of cosmetics that featured soaps, shampoos, and lotions. Nevertheless, this obstacle doesn’t mean a possible Hailey Bieber beauty line is out of the question; her filing for “Bieber Beauty” might have been rejected, but the model also previously trademarked her own name in October 2018.

Hailey’s line of cosmetics would be her solo debut into the beauty product world. In the past, she’s previously worked with a number of noted beauty brands, and serves as the face of bareMinerals. Reports of a possible cosmetic line were never confirmed by the model, but it would make sense given her knowledge of all things fashion and beauty.

It’s hard to say what new name Hailey might come up with, but she could always take a cue from her husband. Back in January, Justin launched a line of clothing called Drew House, which was inspired by the singer’s middle name. For what’s it worth, Rhode Beauty does have a nice ring to it.

The chief of staff of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces , General Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed confirmed the assassination of General, along with retired Major General Gezal Abera.

In an update provided on the botched coup attempt in Amhara region on Saturday, Abiy said the military men were killed on Saturday night within Seare’s residence, by his bodyguard, who has been arrested.

Earlier reports had indicated that Seare was wounded and not dead.

Prime Minister Abiy also confirmed the killing of Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen, president of Amhara Regional Government and his advisor Ezez Wassie.

“The regional attorney general Migbaru Kebede also sustined heavy injuries and is currently undergoing medical treatment”. Abiy said.

Ambachew Mekonnen, head of Ethiopia’s Amhara region assassinated by coup plotters

The statement blamed the botched coup on Brigadier General Asaminew Tsige, head of the regional government’s Peace and Security Bureau, acting in collaboration with some other people, not identified.

“Many of the individuals involved in the attacks have been arrested and there is an ongoing operation to arrest the remaining`”, Abiy said.

By Niyi Isamotu

Senator Adelere Oriolowo representing Osun-west Senatorial district has felicitated with Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba (Dr) Adewale Akanbi “Ilufemiloye” (Telu 1) on the auspicious occasion of his 52nd birthday on earth.

In a statement he released today, he described the Royal father as a delectable, amazing, ever blazing and a visionary King.

“On your majesty’s 52nd birthday, we take the opportunity to Express our heartfelt respects, love, and gratitude to you.

Everyday, we are inspired by your majesty’s love and unending compassion for the people, and by the beautiful dignity with which you reminds us of our existence in life, which is to serve humanity.

On this auspicious day, we extends our heartfelt wishes for the best of health and happiness to His Majesty. 

With gratitude, we pray for the protection and prosperity of our beloved Kingdom and our people under your wise and sincere leadership.

Happy birthday my kabiesi, many happy returns of the day, may your reign continues to bring fruitfulness to our community” the statement concluded.

By Niyi Isamotu

It was all glitz and glamour at Senator Oriolowo Inauguration thanksgiving service held at Alma Rohm Baptist Church, Iwo, Osun state on Sunday 16th of June, 2019.

The event which was held to appreciate God faithfulness on the victory of Senator Adelere Oriolowo at the poll had the church auditorium fill to the brim with friends, families and well wishers from all walks of life troop in to celebrate with the Senator.

In a sermon delivered by the host Pastor, Rev’d (Dr) Bayo Ademuyiwa, he admonished the Senator on six cogent things which are but most importantly that he should not forget God, his family and the people that voted for him as he begins his journey as a Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Senator who was equally elated could not hide his feelings at the Thanksgiving service as he offer song of praises to the most high God with beautiful dancing steps.

In his remarks, Senator Adelere Oriolowo give thanks to God for granting him victory at the poll despite the fact that most people didn’t believe he can win before going to the poll.

The Senator also appreciate his family and specifically his wife Deaconess Felicia Oriolowo for being a pillar of support for him both morally and spiritually during the electioneering period.

Senator Oriolowo was also full of immense gratitude to the former Governor of the state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for standing by him and being a compass that ensure his victory at the poll against all odds.

The Senator also salute the doggedness of his friends, supporters and party faithfuls that stood by him and work off their socks to ensure his victory at the poll, he assured them all that they won’t regret their resilient support for him that ensure his victory as the Senator representing Osun-west Senatorial district at the Red Chamber.

After the church service, guests, supporters and party faithfuls were treated to a Inauguration party held at King Riverside Resort Centre, Iwo with a live band and sumptuous delicacies to the delight of everyone in attendance.

In furtherance of his consultation across board and to establish the genuineness of his campaign to rescue the state from its current economic quagmire and crippled leadership, Otunba Bamidele Akingboye (OBA), leading gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Nigeria, earlier met with Ondo state indigenes in South Africa represented by Prince Debo Adesina, a Security Expert at Al-amin Consultants and the Vice Chairman PDP Diaspora in South Africa, where he was lauded for identifying with everyone including Indigenes and party members in diaspora.

In a similar move, the governorship aspirant met with stakeholders of Nigerian American Group for Democratic Support (NAGDS) led by its Vice Chairman, Mr. Ibukun Akingbuwa, Otunba Akingboye in South Africa on Saturday, June 15, 2019, explained that the group found Otunba Akingboye worthy of their support, describing him as the best choice for Ondo State Governor come 2020.

Widening his consultation among Ondo State indigenes in diaspora, Otunba Akingboye, also met with over 35 countries’s ambassadors and representatives to the United Nations in South Africa on Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Among those at the meeting were: Costa Nicolau, H. E Andrien Kouambo J. of Republic of Cameroon, Alexander D. Sidoruk of Republic of Belarus among others.

Akingboye driven by the zeal for a purposeful leadership believes in the idea of transforming the state through exploring the potentials in developed countries and replicating such in Ondo State.

The ambassadors extolled Akingboye over his unprecedented accomplishments in the private sector and are convinced beyond reasonable doubt in his ability to pilot the affairs of the state if elected.

They described Akingboye as the architect of modern Ondo State and an embodiment of great ideas capable of putting the state on good footing of practicable governance.

Having believed in his mission to #RebuildOndoState, the ambassadors in their large numbers endorsed the candidature of Otunba Bamidele Akingboye, while promising to contribute their quota towards his success at the polls.

They also assured Otunba Akingboye of their readiness to mobilize for an-all-round development by deploying their expertise into transforming and building the state to a world-class infrastructure if elected as governor.

It was also part of their resolve to contribute to the expansion of the economic base of the state by identifying viable potentials to tap into with solidified readiness to partner with local producers for the export promotion of indigenous produce.

Streamlining action against poverty, insecurity and ameliorating the suffering of Ondo people, the ambassadors promised adequate support for the state, should Otunba Akingboye emerge as governor.

… demands swift explanation from government

Youths from areas covered by Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, (OSOPADEC) got battered at Alagbaka, Akure yesterday, for protesting the poor attention given to them in terms of development by the Akeredolu led government.

Otunba Bamidele Akingboye (OBA), Ondo State gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , considers Akeredolu’s action as brutal, nasty, unwarranted, and unfair of a democratically elected government.

Akingboye posits that Akeredolu was elected by the people to protect them but surprised that a government entrusted with the mandate to protect its subjects is now interested in brutalizing them.

Akingboye believes government should at all times listen to the yearnings and agitations of the governed, especially issues bordering on their welfare and health.

He opines that it is an infringement on the right of the prostesters to be attacked for excercising their constitutional rights peacefully without any use or brandishing of arm, noting that in a democratic nation, the tenets of democracy must at all times be upheld.

Akingboye demands that those behind the comdemnable act should swiftly give detailed explanation/justification for the inhuman treatment metted on youths who are the future leaders of the state saying it is a pointer to the fact that Governor Akeredolu is insensitive to the safety of lives and properties of Ondo State citizens and residents.

Akingboye advises Akeredolu led government to place premium on peace, security and guarantee of constitutional rights even as he appeals to the aggrieved youths to be calm and remain law abiding.

Nigeria dropped to 45th spot in the latest global rankings released by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA)

Friday’s announcement came as a blow to the Super Eagles who moved up four places in the previous standings back in April dropped in
three places.

During the period in review, Gernot Rohr’s men were involved in a friendly match against Zimbabwe as part of their preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) but it ended in a goalless draw in Asaba.

Nigeria join Guinea, DR Congo, Lesotho and Seychelles as the African teams with the biggest drop in ranks in the standings.

Despite the global difference, they remain the third best team in Africa behind first-placed Senegal [22] and Tunisia [25] in second.

Morocco [47], DR Congo [49], Ghana [50], Cameroon [51], Egypt [58], Burkina Faso [59] and Mali [62] make up the other top 10 teams in the continent.

Nigeria will be aiming for greater heights in the next Fifa ranking scheduled for July 25 with their performances at the Africa Cup of Nations will be included.

The three-time African champions have been placed in Group B of the tournament with Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar.

Omooba Damilare Oloyede is a renowned media practitioner in Ogun State and the brain behind Gateway Media Organization (GMO). In this interview with News Digest, he spoke on why the group is rallying support for the new administration in the State and other political issues.

Excerpts…

What does GMO represent

GMO is a non governmental and not-for-profit making outfit that was created immediately after the 2019 election for the sole aim of rallying support for the incoming government, now the new government of Prince Dapo Abiodun. We discovered that one of the problems we have in Ogun State is that over the years our chief executives find it seemingly hard to manage their media front due to the volatility of our youths who engage their leaders. So we feel as citizens we also need to give back to the society and do little from our own end as a contribution to the running of the State. So we felt let’s have a media organization that will front for the government independently to help review, analyze and propagate the policy programmes and feats of the government. That’s what we’ve been doing even before the government came on board. We’ve been doing that from our own end to ensure the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun (Mfr) succeeds on the 4 year mandate.

In practical terms, how does the group intend to support the new administration in the State?

We are coming as an independent body. Of course we know the government would have the CPS, just heard my very good brother, Mr. Somorin as the chief press secretary, we know there would be Special advisers on media, commissioner for information, and the likes, but we as an independent body, when we sit down to review and analyze the government policies, we are so sure that people seeing us an independent body considering the nature of our state would feel, okay if the government would package events, these people should not lie to us. Our main aim is to ensure there’s sustained peace in the media atmosphere, so that we can nip in the bud rumor mongering, and make sure that information about the government gets directly to the people. That’s why we are going to engage different media organizations, engage the public via public town hall meetings,
and all avenues to make sure the public gets information directly from the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun.
We just feel we cannot leave governance in the hands of those that are in government alone. We are going to do anything that needs to be done in order to propagate the programs and policies of this administration as well as ensuring that information gets to the common man.

Why are you rallying support for Prince Dapo Abiodun, despite your strong ties with the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and its governorship candidate, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka in the last election?

In Ogun State in the last eight years, each and everyone of us are committed to the conclusion that the former governor, Ibikunle Amosun has not done well in terms of human management, education, lopsidedness of infrastructure, nepotistic governance, and in terms of running government of the few. We feel that the government of Senator Amosun didn’t do well so we tried to identify the causes of his poor performance in office. First, we discovered instead of the government to be a government of the people, it was a government of the few. So we resolved that Amosun must go. He must not enforce a successor with the same mindset as his on us. When my candidate, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, who I was privileged to serve in his campaign media team didn’t win the election, we were pained, but we drew comfort from the fact that it was not Amosun’s stooge that won the election. So it was necessary to remind the governor Prince Dapo Abiodun that he emerged on the goodwill of the people of the State. His mandate is the mandate of the good people of our dear state. We would not want him to disappoint the good people of the state.
On my own, with a few friends and allies, we decided that we would rally support for Prince Dapo Abiodun so that this government does not fail and that the government lives up to its promises.
So that’s the reason we decided to come on board with GMO.

What is the assurance that the new government would not end up disappointing the people of Ogun State?

One, Prince Dapo Abiodun is a gentleman that keeps to promises judging by his background in the private sector. He’s a man that understands that there’s a word called contract signing, electioneering and campaigns is like a social contract with the people. He knows what he’s telling people of Ogun State. Even after winning the election, he’s been reeling out promises, not that he wants to buy votes with the promises he’s been making as Governor. Since his swearing in, he has reassured on some of his promises. He knows the stake are high and he cannot afford to disappoint the good people of the State. Is it to declare State of emergency on education? You and I know the state of education in our dear state is nothing to write home about. He has promised to establish or refurbish, as the case may be, health centres in the 236 wards in Ogun State. These are promises he knows he will fulfill. He has also said all the ongoing projects of Senator Ibikunle Amosun are going to be completed by his administration. He understands that one cannot just abandon taxpayers common wealth on the grounds of politics. I am confident and hopeful that God will help our governor to fulfill his promises to the people.

The new governor’s preparedness for governance has been questioned in some quarters. What is your reaction?

Prince Dapo Abiodun is prepared. The only problem we have in this side of the world is that we love people that start with showmanship and all that razzmatazz. Governance is serious business and not about noise making. If you look at the way the man has gone about his business since he was sworn in, you would understand that he is someone who understands governance.
Prince Dapo Abiodun has met with security chiefs, permanent secretaries, he’s met with the workforce of the State, also the biggest elder statesman we have in Ogun, Chief Obasanjo to acclimatize himself to the new office. Not forgetting that he’s met with the Ogun State House of Assembly’z leadership and members. He’s been in contact with the good people of Ogun State through the line up of activities for his inauguration ceremony. Now, he’s in smooth consultation with the political class and I believe very soon, he’ll be making some very key appointments.

What do you make of his hesitance to make key appointments after his swearing in?

One thing people don’t understand is that even some new governors that made new appointments have not sworn them in.

The supposed SSG or Chief of Staff we are expecting in Ogun are already working with the governor. It’s just the official naming that we are expecting. But everyone is working already. We should only be concerned about getting the job done. Governor Dapo Abiodun would make his appointments at the appropriate time. Just so you know, the man is yet to move to the governor’s office. That might even be part of the delay. We are not concerned about reeling the appointments out. We are concerned about getting the job done. The people of Ogun State want security, they want MAPOLY and other educational institutions to come back to life. We want peace. We want health. We want a government that will deliver democratic dividends to our people.

Security was one of the major successes of the Ibikunle Amosun administration. Do you see the new government sustaining the peace in Ogun?

The governor is a peace loving man. He’s a man of principle. He’s a man that is very strict. If you look at how the inauguration ceremony had gone, you would know the new administration is not going to joke with the security of lives and property. We are taking about a man that was able to manage the exuberance of the youth populace on the inauguration day. I can assure you that peace will reign during the administration of Prince Dapo Abiodun.
Be rest assured, because this is a man that has said he wants to bring investors into Ogun State. He is a business man. The big players in the corporate world are his friends. He understands the importance of security to corporate investments.

A lot of political interest brought the new governor on board. It has been argued that these interests might scuttle his performance in government ?

All these interests are at best described as mere interests. None of them is the executive governor. The governor is Prince Dapo Abiodun. I’ve even heard some people say Bola Ahmed Tinubu would be controlling the governor. Even in Lagos, Tinubu gives the governor the free hand to perform. Asiwaju is just passionate about good governance. Since Dapo Abiodun is a progressive, Tinubu would be rest assured that he would deliver using the mandate of the APC and their manifesto. It is not an individual thing Everybody had to come on board because the State could not afford to have an extension of Amosun’s tenure. They all had to galvanize support for the candidate they felt could square up with Amosun. I don’t think these interests would have any political damage on the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun.

What do you make of the reversals of the last administration’s last minute transactions, especially the suspension of local government chairmen by the Ogun State house of assembly?

The Ogun State house of assembly in his own wisdom feels that the last administration at the die minute made some transactions that are not in compliance with the law, as the government made some promotion and elevation of some traditional rulers that are not in tandem with the laws and constitutional provisions of the State. Whereas we also have some cases of employment that did not follow due process. The honourable speaker and members of the assembly feels that this should not stand. They have it within their right to reverse the decisions. The State House of Assembly have it within their rights to investigate and suspend local governments. The only caveat is that probably the suspension should not exceed three months. But they can suspend. In all these, we should appreciate Prince Dapo Abiodun because he has given the assembly the freedom to do what they could not do in eight years of Senator Ibikunle Amosun. It shows that Prince Dapo Abiodun wants to run a government that would allow the legislative arm of government to run freely, that would allow the judiciary to operate freely as well. That would allow the local governments to run freely too.

What would be your advice to the good people of the State especially as we have a new Sherrif in town.

The people of Ogun State should be calm. They should support the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun. They should be rest assured that this is a government of their own. It is a government that would run policies and programs that are tilted towards the development of the People. The government of Prince Dapo Abiodun will not run government for the sake of vainglorious tendencies. As we all know, he is a corporate player. This is a government that will bring investors to the State as well as generate jobs for our people. The government will stabilize our economy and ensure that our economy continues to prosper.

Popular Nigerian singer Dapo Oyebanjo, better known as Dbanj, is celebrating his 39th birthday today with a brand new Rolls-Royce Phantom V111.

The secret birthday treat that he gave himself was let out by Jeremiah Ogbodo, with the Instagram account @swankyjerry. Ogbodo describes himself as Celebrity Fashion Stylist, designer, Publicist, Strategist and Image Consultant.

Swankyjerry splashed the photo of the white sedan Phantom V111, which has a 2019 price tag of $450,000. The car could even have cost as much as $600,000, going by a story by business Insider. Phantom VIII customers who want bespoke options could pay additional $150,000 that would make for an average order price of $600,000.

Dbanj was apparently surprised that his well-kept secret has been revealed in the social media and replied Swanky via his @Iambangalee account:

“Chai Swanky! You don finally cast me . Anyways let the show Begin 2019 #WeAreVeryfew Osshheee! #perfectbirthdaygift #birthdaybehaviour #legend”

Swankyjerry responded: “I am allowed….it’s your birthday….we fire on”.


Dbanj’s Roll Royce Phantom V111 was posted by Swanky

Many fans of Dbanj have been sending messages of birthday congratulations to the man they called ‘legend’. Among them is Tonto Dikeh, a.k.a Tontolet, who shares the day with Dbanj. “Hbd twinne”, she wrote.

Dbanj on his account used the video of a dancing fat boy to mark the day with the caption: “Dancing into my birthday like 💡 🎥 Action!#TheveryFew 🎂.

D’banj is ranked to be the richest solo musician in Nigeria according to T.I.N Magazine.

He was born on June 9, 1980 in Zaria to a military officer from Ogun State.