Putin Reacts To The Assassination Of His Ambassador’s In Ankara (WATCH VIDEO)

Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin has reacted to the murder of his Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov who was killed on Monday in the capital, Ankara.

Karlov was giving a speech at an art exhibition when he was shot in the back by a gunman who shouted Islamist slogans and spoke about the situation in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.

However, Putin’s reaction is what many have waited for. Watch video below:

UPDATE: Russian Ambassador Shot in Turkey is Dead, Shooter Claims Revenge for Aleppo.

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, is reportedly dead after he was shot by a gunman at an art gallery in Ankara. According to reports, several others were injured in the attack, which comes as protests are taking place in the country over Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.



According to the BBC, the gunman, who was dressed in a suit, shouted, “Don’t forget about Aleppo, don’t forget about Syria,” and added: “Allahu Akhbar.” Karlov was speaking at an event (“How Turkey sees Russia”) at the gallery when he was shot from behind and collapsed.



CNN Turk reported that shots could still be heard from the area where Karlov was taken down, and that a shootout ensued between police and the attacker. According to his official bio, Karlov was an experienced diplomat who previously served in Russia’s embassies in North Korea and South Korea. He was in his current post since July 2013, and was married and had a son.

BREAKING: Russian ambassador to Turkey shot, injured in Ankara – Report

The Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, has been shot and badly injured in Ankara while attending an art exhibition on Monday, state-broadcaster TRT reported.


The ambassador was attacked shortly after giving an opening speech at the event, TRT said, adding that three shots were fired.


Police have launched an operation in the area.


Russia and Turkey patched up rocky relations over the summer and have recently been working together on the evacuations from Aleppo, despite supporting opposite sides in the Syrian civil war.

Falz inks endorsement deal with BBM

Comic rapper, Folarin Falana, is the latest brand ambassador for BlackBerry Messenger, BBM.

Falz, who is also the son of human rights activist, Femi Falana, has had a great musical career.

The award winning rapper came into limelight with a very unique style of music which quickly became his identity, gaining him a wide range of acceptance and fan base.

In 2014, he released his debut album “Whazup Guy” and followed up in 2015 with his sophomore album “Stories The Touch” and an outstanding EP in 2016 titled “Chemistry” with his musical soul mate, Simi.

The Ello Bae crooner who is also a TV Presenter /Actor and a graduate of Law from the University of Reading won the AMVCA awards. He bragged about in his song “Bad Baddo Baddest” where he said, “Which other rapper do you know is having AMVCA?”

One of his awards worthy of mention is his 2016 BET Awards where he won the “Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act”.

Excited about his new deal with BlackBerry Messenger, BBM, the rapper took to his Instagram page where he used his usual Yoruba-styled accent to make the announcement.

“2017 about toe be lit!! New deal ovishallay done. BBM Ambassador. You can reash me on pinging plix. ,” he said.

He recently released a song with Ajebutter22 titled “Message to your mumsy” where he used the lyrics on his Instagram caption “You Can reash me on pinging” which may have helped him land the endorsement.

AFP: Donald Trump may appoint daughter as ambassador to Japan

There are concerns in diplomatic circle that the American president-elect, Donald Trump, may appoint his daughter, Ivanka, as ambassador to Japan

Photos of US President-elect Donald Trump’s landmark first talks with a foreign leader show his daughter Ivanka was present, underscoring the family’s influence as he readies to take power.

In the meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the mogul’s Trump Plaza residence, Ivanka — a model-turned-business executive — was seen seated as the group conversed in the opulent reception room.

Media were shut out of the gathering in Manhattan, but images released by the Japanese government also showed Ivanka and her husband, real estate developer and publisher Jared Kushner, standing and chatting with Abe.

Ivanka and Kushner, both 35, have emerged as key advisers to Trump, who shocked the world by beating Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November 8 election.

World leaders have scrambled to establish ties with Trump but Abe was the first to see him in person since the vote which has provoked anxiety over US foreign policy and its commitment to security in Asia.

Abe told reporters afterwards that the encounter convinced him the US president-elect was someone “in whom I can have great confidence”.

“We were able to have a very candid talk over a substantial amount of time. We held it in a very warm atmosphere,” he said. “Without confidence between the two nations, our alliance would never function in the future.”

Also seen standing in one of the photos, amidst the gilt and chandeliers of Trump’s skyscraper, was former general Michael Flynn, who has reportedly been offered the post of national security adviser.

But the presence of Ivanka, in a black-and-white dress and high heels, drew attention in protocol-conscious Japan, particularly after the tabloid press reported Trump planned to appoint her as US ambassador to Tokyo.

“It’s quite unusual to see a family member attending the first encounter between two leaders even if it’s informal,” said Yoshinobu Yamamoto, a professor at the University of Niigata Prefecture,

“It indicates that she would be playing some important role in the Trump administration,” he added.

“But it’s no surprise to see her there as she has already been involved in politics. Anyway, that’s the Trump way.”

Ivanka Trump is a key player in her father’s business empire and has her own fashion label and jewellery line, and active Twitter and Instagram accounts that nourish her brand.

The Tokyo Sports newspaper carried an article headlined “Trump daughter-blonde beauty Ms Ivanka the next ambassador to Japan!?” on its website last Saturday.

It cited unidentified overseas media as having reported before the vote that Trump had secret plans to appoint her ambassador, replacing current envoy Caroline Kennedy who is the daughter of assassinated US president John F. Kennedy.

“I don’t think the possibility that Ivanka would be an ambassador to Japan is zero, but it’s too early to say,” said Yamamoto.

2face Becomes ‘Violence Free’ Ambassador

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has appointed pop singer, 2face innocent Idibia, ace comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and entertainment entrepreneur, Cally Ikpe as the ambassadors of his new initiative, Violence Free World.

The revered monarch disclosed this on Thursday at his palace.

“I want to stress that you should understand that this role you are given should not be taken with a pinch of salt. You have all shown exemplary acts in the Nigerian entertainment world and over the years, you all have individually and collectively given your voice to ending violence in our world.

“I will urge you to strive harder to ensure you preach peace and unity everywhere you go and be an ambassador of the initiative. I believe youths have to combat the act of terror and violence in the world,” the monarch said of the initiative.

2Face lauded Oba Ogunwusi was for the honour bestowed on him to be part of the initiative.

“For me, the Ooni has just exemplified the true essence of the type of monarch we need at this point in Nigeria. His love for preaching and making peace has been the mantra of his reign and I’m glad to be part of that mantra.”

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Sex Scandal: U.S. Ambassador To Testify At House Thursday

United States Ambassador James Entwistle is expected to testify before the House of Representatives panel probing the allegation of sexual misconduct against three lawmakers on Thursday

The lawmakers- Mohammed Garba Gololo, Samuel Ikon, and Mark Gbillah – were accused of sexual impropriety while on a training programme in Cleveland, Ohio, United States between April 7 and 13.

The ambassador blew the lid on the scandal in a June 9 letter to Speaker Yakubu Dogara. He said the members brought disrepute to the parliament by soliciting for sex from prostitutes and one of them grabbed a hotel housekeeper in a bid to rape her.

While Dogara insisted that unless evidence is provided, the onus of proof is with those making the allegations as the lawmakers are legally presumed innocent.

On June 21, the House during plenary mandated its joint committees to investigate the allegations. The committees are: Ethics and Privileges, and Foreign Affairs.

The invitation for the ambassador to appear before the committee today was moved till Thursday on the request of the embassy.

The Speaker said no evidence had been forwarded to his office apart from the letter, and that there can be no conviction without a trial.

“Together with the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, we will get to the bottom of this matter”, he said.

Sources said yesterday that Entwistle may shock members by providing video evidence of the alleged misdeeds based on the continuous denials of the three members and the posture of the House that the Ambassador must show proof. But this information could not be independently confirmed.

Others expected to appear before the probe panel are : Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyema; Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, the three accused lawmakers and seven other lawmakers that attended the leadership Programme.

Chairman of the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges, Ossai Nicholas Ossai, said yesterday the committee decided not to extend the invitation to the hotel management.

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EFCC Rejects Ekweremadu As Anti-corruption Ambassador, Disowns National Assembly Officer

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied decorating Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president, as its anti-corruption ambassador.

In a statement Wednesday, the commission said reports widely circulated in the media on Tuesday, quoting its National Assembly liaison officer as bestowing the award on Mr. Ekweremadu, was of no consequence as the officer acted on his own.

Read full statement:

The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to some reports in the print and online media, on April 20, 2016 claiming that the anti-graft agency has decorated the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, as “Anti-Corruption Ambassador”.

According to a statement issued to the press by the Special Adviser to the Deputy Senate President, Uche Anichukwu, the purported decoration, was carried out by the EFCC National Assembly Liaison Officer, Suleiman Bakari, who was quoted to have said: “On behalf of my acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Mustafa Magu and the entire management and staff of the EFCC, decorate you as an Anti- Corruption Ambassador and formally present this frame, as a token of our appreciation to your person and office, and as a symbol of the institutional partnership between the EFCC and the National Assembly”.

The EFCC totally dissociates itself from the purported action of Sulaiman Bakari as he acted entirely on his own. He clearly acted outside his brief as a liaison officer as the management of the Commission at no time mandated him to decorate Ekweremadu or any officer of the National Assembly as Anti- Corruption Ambassador.

The statutory mandate of the EFCC is the investigation and prosecution of all economic and financial crimes cases, which does not include the decoration of individuals as anti-corruption ambassadors.

The Commission is not in the habit of awarding titles to individuals. And those enamoured of titles, know the quarters to approach for such honours, not the EFCC.

Members of the public and stakeholders in the fight against corruption are enjoined to disregard the so-called decoration.

Wilson Uwujaren

Head, Media & Publicity

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U.S Sex Toy Company Asks Amber Rose To Help Create Finger-Butt Sex Toy

A popular sex toy company in the U.S, sextoy.com sent Amber a letter asking her to help them start and promote a new line of prostrate massager product, following her tweet to Kanye asking if he missed her sticking her finger up his butt. The sextoy company wants to mold Amber’s finger, particularly the one she allegedly used to stick up Kanye’s butt which they described as Kanye’s favourite finger’.

The company’s CEO thinks Amber’s tweet will “educate many people on the joys of prostate stimulation”. They are offering her a big percentage of the sales. They feel the product will make huge sales as a lot of people are curious of what it feels like to be Kanye. Read full letter below..

Stephanie Linus Named Ambassador On Campaign Against Women Violence In Election

The heavily pregnant gorgeous beauty and ace actress, Stephanie Linus, shares photos of herself and acting INEC Boss, Hajiya Amina Zakari, among others as she was named the ambassador of Stop-VAWIE (Stop Violence Against Women In Election).

She has fast began her responsibility by urging women to participate in the forth coming elections in Kogi and Bayelsa. See Instagram photos below:




Zahra Buhari Resurfaces As Charity Ambassador (PHOTOS)

Zahra Buhari, who once sparked Nigerian social media with alluring photos now becomes new ACE charity ambassador.

Meet our new ACE charity Ambassador At Large-@zmbuhari Who is just as eager to make measurable sustainable impacts.
— ACE Charity (@Acecharity) August 9, 2015

The mission of the organization is to re-define the meaning of charity in Africa while providing education, literacy skills and training to African children and youths.


Zahra, a medical microbiology student of the University of Surrey in England, is one of Buhari’s eight living children.