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BREAKING: US military responds to Syrian government with 59 cruise missiles

US President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the launch of airstrikes in Syria.

Trump’s order was in response to chemical attacks allegedly ordered by Bashar al-Assad, Syrian President, against his people.

The chemical attacks killed several persons, including children and women.

The US fired 59 Tomahawk missiles from the USS Porter and USS Ross destroyers in the Eastern Mediterranean against the Shayrat air base.

According to the US, the planes that carried out the chemical attacks lifted off from the air base.

The missiles were said to have targeted aircraft and aircraft shelters, ammunition, air defense systems and radars.

“There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and ignored the urging of the U.N. Security Council,” Trump said, while speaking at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

“As a result, the refugee crisis continues to deepen and the region continues to destabilize, threatening the United States and its allies.

“Tonight I call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types.

“Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”

Meanwhile, Russia, Syria’s staunch ally, says the strike violates international law

Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesperson, on Friday said the US strike constituted “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law”.

Has Social Media Tampered with our Reasoning Abilities? – By Otolorin Olabode

It seems social media has come to stay in Nigeria especially among our youths and adults. After the successful penetration of Facebook, subsequent entries of Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn have been greeted with lot of views and reviews.

However as it is with everything in Life, an advantage of a thing likewise has a disadvantage. Social Media has benefited various classes of People in Nigeria. From The Bloggers (Omojuwa, Linda Ikeji, OloriSuperGal) to the upcoming artistes, social media has been a huge benefit to a lot of people.

Nevertheless, it seems Social Media has altered our brain’s configuration settings. An average Nigerian wakes up and the first thing he does is to check Whatsapp messages. Thoughts like “Has He replied” “Has She accepted to go out on a date with me”, are always popular on the minds of the Nigerian Youth.

Another may decide to check on Instagram if his recent post has garnered likes or how many followers He has gained overnight.

Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook all rank high in the list of social Media Apps on an average Nigerian Youth smartphone. Especially on Twitter where all kinds of savages are recorded. An average Nigerian can spend 10hours tweeting, retweeting and replying on mostly trivial and unnecessary issues. Why have we not tried to convert those hours of Joblessness to ones of making money.

Especially our celebrities who most Nigerians troll and condemn on these social medias, these people are making money off those controversies. Remember the time when Linda Ikeji got embroiled in a fight with Wizkid? Truth is she had many visitors, views and comments on her blog due to that controversy.

It’s time for every Nigerian to make judicious use of social Media.

Stop wasting time and energy begging for likes to win a competition on Instagram when you could make far enough money through efficient use of social media.

Many have abused social media to the extent of taking photos in heir friends’ clothes just to post on Instagram or rather taking photos in their lingerie or posing half-naked.

Relationships have been formed on various social media sites but it’s on record that Social media has also destroyed some “once upon a time fruitful relationship”. The thing is news and information spreads much faster on social media.

Accusations of infidelity ranging from the husband seen in company with another woman to the wife captured in an hotel with another man, what about the nude photos and video of ladies released by their ex-boyfriend? Even our parents are on Instagram stalking and monitoring their children!

Definitely, Social media has tampered with our brain’s configuration settings!


Otolorin Olabode is a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. He is a Creative writer and also a seasoned content writer. He handles Latest9ja, a news and entertainment website. He can be reached via Email: otolorinolabode@gmail.comor through +2348064717949. He can also be followed on Instagram: @ viewsfromthebod .

Rob Announces Blac Chyna Split On Instagram

Rob Kardashian says in an Instagram post that fiancee Blac Chyna has left him and taken their month-old daughter with her.

The 29-year-old reality star wrote on social media site late Saturday that Chyna took baby Dream and “left this beautiful home that I just bought for us.”

In a subsequent post, he writes: “This wasn’t fake or some publicity stunt. Trust me. My one month old beautiful baby girl got taken from me along with my wife who left me.”

Kardashian and Chyna announced their engagement in April and pregnancy in May. E! tracked the couple’s relationship and baby preparations in a reality show called “Rob & Chyna” that aired earlier this fall.

The network’s “Rob & Chyna Baby Special” episode is set to air Sunday. No announcements have been made about a possible reconciliation special.

RRS Nabs 22 Year Old Fraudster Posing As Girl On Instagram

A 22-year-old part-time student of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos, Falope Oluwole Israel, who has been posing as a girl on Instagram to defraud unsuspecting people, was last week arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of Lagos State Police Command.

Falope was reportedly arrested by officials of the RRS decoy team at a popular club in Ikeja City Mall last Thursday after trailing him for weeks.

His arrest along with a colleague was sequel to series of monitoring by the officers and those that he was interacting with at the club. It was gathered that the suspect recently celebrated his birthday at Hard & Rock, Lekki, Lagos, a week before his arrest, where he reportedly lavished over half a million naira on foods and drinks.

The suspect, a 100 level part time student, confessed to the crime, saying he had been in the business for more than two years. The Police revealed that Falope’s activities on Instagram was placed under investigations following series of complaints about an Instagram handle @blackberbiedoll, used for criminal activities, which was later traced to him.

Apart from @blackberbiedoll, which he prominently used for fraudulent activities, he maintained @froshwhite007 and @froshwhite separately for same purpose.

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See The Top 10 Celebrity Models Who Gained Most Instagram Followers In 2016

Gigi Hadid gained a shit-ton of followers on Instagram in 2016. So many, in fact, that she tops a list, made by Instagram themselves, of models and designers who gained the most fans this year.

Gigi more than doubled her reach this year, increasing her follower count by 16,033,757. That means that over 26 million people get her daily updates on the social media platform.

She’s not the only model with a gain over 10 million though. Cara Delevingne got over 14 million new followers in 2016, bringing her total up to 35.6 million.

Check out who else made the top 10 list — and the surprising person who didn’t — below.

1. Gigi Hadid

Followers added: 16,033,757

Total followers: 26 million

2. Cara Delevingne

Followers added: 14,333,714

Total followers: 35.6 million

3. Hailey Baldwin

Followers added: 5,935,909

Total followers: 8.4 million

4. Bella Hadid

Followers added: 5,849,699

Total followers: 8 million

5. Emily Ratajkowski

Followers added: 5,685,483

Total followers: 9.5 million

6. Victoria Beckham

Followers added: 5,173,409

Total followers: 13 million

7. Chrissy Teigen

Followers added: 4,840,896

Total followers: 9 million

8. Gisele Bündchen

Followers added: 3,880,496

Total followers: 10.6 million

9. Taylor Hill

Followers added: 3,624,222

Total followers: 5.6 million

10. Candice Swanepoel

Followers added: 3,480,158

Total followers: 10 million

Interesting that Kendall Jenner isn’t even featured on the list at all. Her break from the app must have really hit her follow count hard!

Instagram is For The Devil – Justin Bieber

It doesn’t sound like Justin Bieber is going to be returning to Instagram anytime soon!

The 22-year-old entertainer told fans exactly how he felt about the social media platform during his final European Purpose World Tour date on Tuesday night (November 29) in London, England.

“Who thinks I should get my Instagram back?” he asked the crowd, who excitedly screamed.

Justin responded,

“Nah, I don’t want to get my Instagram back. Instagram is for the Devil. I’m sure…I think hell is Instagram. I’m 90 percent sure. We get sent to hell, we get like locked in the Instagram server. Get stuck in DMs.”

He later said he wasn’t sure what he was going to do when he got home but joked that he might take some Instagram photos and not upload them.

Check out the video of Justin Bieber telling the crowd below…

Snapchat features may soon be available on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is in the beta stages of testing a new feature called ‘Status’ which is very similar to what Snapchat offers.

Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is becoming increasingly relentless in the leeching of Snapchat as there are many aspects of the platform in its new applications.

Facebook offered to buy Snapchat in 2013 for $3 billion but Snapchat turned the deal down.

After adding the ‘stories’ feature to Instagram, Facebook is prepping Whatsapp for the same upgrade.

This feature lets users share images with doodles and text captions, and just like Snapchat, they vanish in 24 hours.

To make this happen, a new tab will be added between Chats and Calls.

According to BRG, the move seems to be a part of Facebook’s new video-first strategy, which Zuckerberg highlighted during Facebook’s third-quarter earnings call earlier this week.

“You can see that a little bit in the announcement and launch of Instagram Stories and what we’re doing with Messenger and some of the additional tests on Facebook and the camera work that we’re doing in WhatsApp.

“So this is across the whole family of apps. This is a big part of the product experience that we want to deliver,” said Zuckerberg.

“Beware Of Counterfeit Friendship” – AY Writes

The comedian took to his Instagram last night to talk about ‘frienemies’. What he wrote below:

“Be careful of superficial friends who usually would come to you to gossip another friend. “Here’s where i lose trust with people. If a friend comes up to me and says, ‘Oh, my God, did you hear about Genevieve and Tunde? They’re getting a divorce, and it is ugly. I’m pretty sure Tunde is cheating,’” You have just shared something with me that was not yours to share. And my trust for you is completely gone.
A lot of times, we share things that are not ours to share as a way to build a connection with a new friend who is no longer close to the other friend that he or she was once close to. Some closeness are built on talking bad about other people. These is common! You know what I call it? “Common enemy intimacy.” In this type of friendship, trust and truth are alien. The intimacy is only built on hating the same person you both have considered an enemy. Beware of counterfeit friendship”

Amber Rose on Kim Kardashian: “We Text Each Other All The Time”

Amber Rose has revealed why she supported Kim Kardashian following the nude picture backlash .She recently met up with VH-1 where she explained why she decided to reach out to Kim via the ‘Gram..She said

 “I thought she looked beautiful,”  “I’m gonna pick up for Kim. People think that me and Kim are arch enemies and we’re not,“We literally text each other all the time. We’re very positive towards each other.”

Rose also wanted to make it clear, however, that she was standing up for all women. She continued

“I’m a mom. I know how hard it is to work out and try to get your body back, but at the same time, embracing the fact that your body does change after you have a baby,“If Brad Pitt posted a picture like that, everyone would praise him! If any sexy guy posted a nude picture with a little black strip over his private areas, everybody would be like, ’Damn, he’s hot, he’s sexy looking. Look at that body!’”

For Ladies With Private Instagram Accounts, Read How This Lady Found Her Hubby On IG

Erica Harris and Arte Vann had never met before their wedding day. But seconds after their first kiss, the two were married, thanks to a connection that started on Instagram.

A year ago, the two connected on Instagram and started their “courtship” through videos and original poetry. Harris told the Daily Mail that she came across his cute profile photo and personal, sweet comments, and wanted to get to know him better. She liked a few of his photos, he noticed, and then tagged her in a selfie. Their communication then went to hours-long phone calls, but then they got spooked because things got too intense. They both temporarily deleted their Instagrams and cut off communication, but rekindled things after Vann got into a car accident.

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Stephanie Linus Shares Photo Of Her Adorable Son

The gorgeous actress shared an Instagram photo of her adorable son, who is all grown and chubby. Prince Maxwell, as she calls him is her first son with her husband, Linus Idahosa, after her glamorous wedding in Paris.

She simply captioned her post:

In daddy’s loving arms.??#PrinceMaxwell #PrinceMax#PrinceEnosata? #MrsIdahosa

In daddy's loving arms.??#PrinceMaxwell #PrinceMax #PrinceEnosata? #MrsIdahosa

Amber Rose Displays Huge Cleavage On Instagram (PHOTO)

Real or not, Amber Rose is slamming her massive boobs on everybody’s face and she believes they are comparable to melons.

The former stripper wearing a tight yellow sport-bra, shares her selfie on IG but the melons are quite distracting… It is pretty hard to stick to staring at the face. See her IG pic below:


Kim K? Hell No, See Who Has The Most-Liked Photo Of The Year On Instagram (SEE PHOTO)

When Kendall Jenner posted to Instagram a photo of herself lying down, her hair spread out around her head in a sprawling crown of hearts, the image was an immediate hit, breaking Kim Kardashian West’s record for most-liked photo on Instagram.

That was in June. It’s now December, the year’s pretty much over, and Kendall’s heart-shaped triumph still holds the place for most-liked photo on Instagram — both this year and ever in the history of the social media platform, according to BuzzFeed. The photo has been double-tapped 3.2 million times, more than the next three most-liked photos, which were posted by Taylor Swift.

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Beyoncé Takes Us Into Her Private Photo Session (WATCH)

The secretive Queen Bey is gradually opening up. Could it be because she wants to rule the Instagram world as most followed celebrity or  she suddenly wants to open up to fans?

Well, here are a couple of video clips from her recent photo shoots. See her Instagram post below:

Find Out Which Kardashian App Beat Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat On App Store Chart

It hasn’t even been 24 hours since the Kardashian/Jenner sisters began unleashing their apps onto the world, with each sister getting her own app that’s tailor-made to her personality, and a winner has already been declared.

Her name is Kylie.

Yes, Kylie Jenner now has the number 1 app on the free apps chart in the Apple App Store, beating out Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat and most importantly, leaving her sisters in the dust. No other Kardashian or Jenner cracked the top 20. Kylie celebrated her victory on Instagram and acknowledged her fans.


Who Dethroned Beyonce As Most Popular Person On Instagram?

Beyoncé is no longer the queen of Instagram. According to Tech Insider, Kim Kardashian West stole the crown from Mrs. Carter on Monday morning with her current follower tally coming in at 44,005,604? to Beyoncé’s 43,935,648?.

Tech Insider notes that Kim’s account has been growing at a faster rate than Beyoncé’s and attributes this in part to Kim’s higher post frequency as well as her tendency to actually caption things.

Beyoncé, as you know, usually opts for single emoji captions or nothing at all, but apparently the people have come out in favor of candidness. Neither party has commented on this changing of the guard but expect copious selfies soon (as well as a valiant follower push from the Beyhive).


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Tyga Cheated On Kylie Jenner? Transgender Model Vows To Expose His Secrets

Transgender model Mia Isabella threatened to expose secrets about rapper Tyga Thursday. The threat came a day after she posted an Instagram picture of a magazine cover with “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Kylie Jenner and the “Rack City” rapper. Mia and the rapper supposedly had a clandestine tryst for years, which the rapper has indirectly denied.

“I’m definitely going to be clearing the air ASAP,” she wrote on Twitter Thursday. “These chicks talking s— while their men slide in my DM’s.”

Mia also talked about Kylie and Tyga, whose real name is Michael Stevenson, when she shared a photo on Instagram Wednesday after weeks of remaining silent about the scandal. The headline read, “Sexting scandal causes rift with Kylie!” In between a photo of Kylie and Tyga was a small picture of Mia.

Mia Isabella Transgender model Mia Isabella threatened to “clear the air” Thursday.  Instagram/Mia Isabella

The model called out Tyga, 25, directly in the caption of the image. “Funny how your team created a fake witch hunt so you looked [like] the victim, when in fact you’re guilty, and I’m the victim,” she said. Mia also added an “ironic” quote: “Be careful of wolves playing sheep when they are guilty of disguising to get close enough to eat.” The post was liked hundreds of times by her 33,900 followers.

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Shocking! Instagram Account ‘Advertises’ Babies For Sale At £475 Each

Very shocking but true.

Police are investigating a sickening Instagram account appearing to offer BABIES for sale.
Images of six babies were ‘advertised’ on the account at £475 each, with details of where to go and buy the children.

Detectives in Indonesia, where the posts originate, raided a premises in East Jakarta but found no evidence of human trafficking.

Senior commander Muhammad Iqbal, leading the investigation, told the Jakarta Post: “When we arrived at the location, we found an office of a Catholic foundation that provides shelter for teenagers. We found no babies there and they could provide all legal documents related to the foundation. The Jakarta Police’s cyber crimes (team) is investigating the account. If it is a prank, we would like to understand the motive behind it.”

The photographs and contact details were published on an Instagram account named @jualbayimurah. It is not known whether the babies were actually sold or whether the advert was the work of a cruel conman.

A shocked spokesman at the school, run by the Santa Maria foundation, said they had nothing at all to do with the Instagram message.
Now the Indonesian Social Ministry are trying to verify the information about possible child trafficking.

Meet the Blogger Who Earns N3m Per Instagram Picture

A personal style blogger has lifted the lid on the lucrative business of bloggers who are paid big bucks by brands to feature certain products, or even phrases, on their Instagram accounts.

Danielle Bernstein, 22, runs the blog We Wore What, and has 992,000 followers on her Instagram.
Currently, her rate card sets the cost of a single piece of sponsored content from $5,000 to $15,000, but she explained to Harper’s Bazaar that this rate can go up or down depending on the number of posts a brand requires, and length of her relationship with the company in question.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg; according to Miss Bernstein, when she hits one million

followers, she will be able to charge ‘a good amount more’ for sponsored content.

Indeed, Miss Bernstein is edging towards the top of the new Instagram economy, through which savvy social media stars are translating an ever-increasing tally of followers into a lucrative business, which – if their accounts are considered as ‘bankable’ as Miss Bernstein’s – could earn them millions of dollars a year.

Miss Bernstein explains that the range for Instagram accounts with a few hundred thousand followers is from around $500 to $5,000 per post, but accounts with upwards of six million followers can earn anywhere between $20,000 and $100,000 a shot.

Industry estimates say brands spend more than a $1 billion per year on sponsored Instagram posts, and that figure shows no signs of decreasing any time soon.

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OMG!!! Kanye West Wears Tattered T Shirt To LV Fashion Show (See Photo)

We all know Kim Kardashian is obsessed with posting photos on social media but this very one post has got us thinking and people talking.


Did you look at that tshirt well? Nawa o. For starters, the poor white tshirt is tired. It has been probably washed a thousand times. The neck line is worn out and gosh!!!, Kim had to post it on Instagram.

The question now is, is it intentional or she was so in-love with her side view pic that she did not notice the holes?

Miley Cyrus Mocks Newly Blonde Kim Kardashian in Hilarious Instagram Photo

Miley Cyrus knows a thing or two about being a platinum bottle blonde, but the outspoken pop star just isn’t loving the white blonde locks on Kim Kardashian. In fact, Cyrus was so shocked by Kardashian’s look – which she debuted in Paris over the weekend – that she took to Instagram Sunday, March 8, to mock the reality star’s style in true Miley fashion.

In an Instagram exchange with her own hair guru, Justin Anderson – a colorist at the Chris McMillan Salon and the Creative Director of dpHUE, Cyrus had her followers in hysterics when she shared a hilarious Photoshopped rendering of Kardashian’s “color session.”


25 Epic Reactions To ‘Amber Rose v Khloe Kardashian’s Twitter Feud Last Night

Khloe Kardashian and Amber Rose shut down twitter last night.

Did you catch it?
The two stars were in a long twitter feud that lasted a few hours and got their followers, fans and other twitter users riled up.
The major twitter feud, which started as a result of Kylie Jenner and Tyga, escalated very quickly and has been the inspiration for a whole lot of memes.
It all started when Amber slammed her friend Blac Chyna‘s ex Tyga for dating Kylie.
“[Kylie’s] a baby, she needs to go to bed at 7 o’clock and relax,” Amber said. “[Tyga] should be ashamed of himself… He has a beautiful woman and a baby and left that for a 16-year-old who just turned 17.”
Khloe retaliated by tweeting about Amber‘s stripper past and telling her to not talk about her “sister who has a career.”
Soon after Amber Rose retaliated with digs at Kim Kardashian’s past and more.
Things only went out of control from there.
For their tweets visit Khloe Kardashian and Amber Roses’ twitter pages.
Check out some of the best internet reactions from last night below:

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Finding the Truth in the Lionel Messi Follows Chelsea on Instagram Mystery

On Monday,  Lionel Messi started following Chelsea. And then the soccer world went berserk.

The context of this impossibly minor 21st-century occurrence – Man Follows Something on Social Media! – does indeed add some levity. Although Messi is a one-club man – unless you count his exploits with Newell’s Old Boys back in Argentina before he hit puberty – Messi is said to be unhappy in Catalonia. How anybody would actually know this is unclear since Messi never ever speaks to anyone about anything. (He was so shy when he arrived in Spain that his teammates thought he was a mute for several months.)

But things are not well at Barcelona. New manager Luis Enrique has introduced a new, more direct style – getting further away from the tiki-taka, HORROR OF HORRORS – which doesn’t seem to suit Messi as well. On Sunday, Barca lost its third game of the league season at Real Sociedad. Messi sat for the first half. On Monday, he skipped practice with something written off as stomach trouble of some kind kind. Funnily enough, club stalwart Xavi had said only a few days prior that gastroenteritis is typically an excuse for some other issue.

Now consider that last November, the avid 27-year-old collector of ancient goal-scoring records had said that he wasn’t sure if he’d finish out his career with Barcelona. He was apparently angry about its handling of his tax fraud case and that new arrival Neymar was rumored to be making about the same amount of money as he was.

Nevertheless, this appears to he just another calculated ploy by Messi’s conniving camp. The tiny maestro has strong-armed the club into extending – and upgrading – his contract in each of the last two seasons, even though his original deal still ran until 2016. With his latest deal signed last May, he is now under contract until 2019, with a buyout clause of some $300 million – about 2½ times the world record fee paid by Real for Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

Consider also that Messi is literally and figuratively irreplaceable for Barca. Figuratively, because he is Messi. Literally, because the club is banned from buying new players until 2016 for wrongdoings in recruiting underage players like, erm, Messi.

This, then, is probably a play of some sort by Messi’s people, trying to get something done that we might never find out about. Maybe he wanted a better parking spot. Or that corner office.

Besides, you don’t think the hermit-like Messi actually handles his own Instragram account, do you?

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BasketMouth to Post 100 Photos of Wife in 1 Day

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Most of us had to check the calendar to make sure it isn’t February 14th.

Comedian, Basket Mouth took on Instagram today posting lovely photos of himself and his wife with the caption, “She love Him”. He initially vowed to post 50 photos of her but later changed his mind and doubled the number, telling his fans that they would get tired of his post today. We hope he keeps to his words.

We are happy they are happy… they really seem happy… Don’t they?