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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Are you the Next Miss Nigeria?


The Miss Nigeria contest is one of the most viewed TV contests in Nigeria & its glory is worth every sweat. It all begins with the individual fitness trainings then the auditioning, fierce rivalry, dieting, grilling by the press and finally when the hard work is done; the contest wraps up with the adulation from fans both far and near, lights, paparazzi and cover page endorsements. Continue...

Photos from Dr Sid's fiancee Simi Osomo's bridal shower in Lagos

Simi Osomo's younger sister threw her a bridal shower over the weekend. Simi will marry Dr Sid this Sunday July 27th. Will bring official pics from the bridal shower later...for now see two more pics after the cut...

LIB assignment of the day! Name the famous men in this pic...:-)

There are nine men in this photo and at least six of them were once famous and if you grew up in the 90s, then you definitely danced to their music. Can you spot them in the pic? The easiest one is Daddy Showkey...who are the others?

Actress Doris Simeon releases new pics as she turns a year older

The actress & movie producer is a year older today Tuesday July 22, and released new lovely photos to celebrate. The mother of one, who recently returned to set after a few months break, said "A brand new me has been born as I celebrate my birthday today and like it is written in the holy book, old things have passed away as new things are just by the corner". See more photos after the cut...

Kola Aluko Foundation supports young African Enterpreneurs

Kola Aluko has expressed his commitment to inspire, mentor and support future generations of African leaders.

One of Nigeria’s leading entrepreneurs, Kola Aluko announces in detail the Kola Aluko Foundation, the charitable venture which he established in 2013 in order to inspire, mentor and support future generations of African leader



A reception to open the Nigerian Centenary Photography Exhibition is scheduled to hold at Bonhams, who are the world-famous auctioneers in London, & hosted by the Kola Aluko Foundation. Continue

Monday, July 21, 2014

'We know where the Chibok girls are but we are just being careful' - DG SSS says

While fielding questions from newsmen after today's National Security Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa, the Director General of the Department of State Security, DSS, Mr Ita Ekpeyong said that security forces know where precisely the kidnapped Chibok girls are but are being very careful in their rescue efforts so as not to endanger their lives.
"The issue of the Chibok girls, government is making efforts. We know where they are but we don't want to endanger their lives, that is the truth. We want to take it gradually and release them at the appropriate time. We know where they are" he said
Mr Ekpeyong also stated that the Federal Government has directed all the state government planning to register non-indigines in their state by issuing them means of Identification, to stop forthwith and warned military officers not to work with states that may want to go ahead with the process. (Picture above shows National Security Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja today)

UNN Lecturer Commits Suicide

A lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Dr Bede Opata has reportedly committed suicide over a yet-to-be ascertained reason, Thisday reports.
 
Sources within the university say the 38 year old law lecturer killed himself in his apartment within the town on Saturday July 19th but his body was only discovered on Sunday July 20th.
 
The lecturer who holds a doctorate degree in Law, hailed from Nsukka, Enugu state and was the son of a former Commissioner in the old Anambra state, Chief Cletus Opata.

Update on Naval plane crash: One pilot rescued alive, 2 others dead

According to a statement on Defence HQ website, one of the pilots of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on a training mission reported earlier today, has been recovered alive while the second one as well as the technician on board the 3-member crew flight died in the crash. They said Rescue is still ongoing...

Photos: Kanye and Kim hit the beach with baby North

Kim and Kanye pictured enjoying family day at the beach with their 1 year old daughter during their vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico yesterday. See more photos after the cut....

New Video: Tyson Noir - Mercy

Here's the new artist called Tyson, singer and songwriter. He just got back from the UK and he's doing music in Nigeria. He worked with SARZ on the beat and released a video for his song titled Mercy with some lovely girls in it. Check it out...

Rev. Chris Okotie's N400m fleet of cars

Article written by Florence Amagiya for Vanguard. I can't figure out if she's for or against him. Lol. You want to paint him as a great guy and you mention he has N400million fleet of cars and that he has other choice properties in the US worth millions of dollars? Lol. Read below..
Human beings are not naturally known to always give without thinking of what they would get in return. So it is worthy of note when a man gives so much without asking for anything in return.
Rev. Chris Okotie may not have a stunning personality to some Nigerians, but he has endeared himself to many particularly those who got a helping hand when it mattered to them. He shows love to all and occasionally dishes out different gift items.

Kanye West's GQ cover page story...quite interesting!

Here's Kanye's GQ cover page story...Some of you may enjoy it! Find below... 
Kanye West has been married for ten days, and he has that new-husband way with the ring still, pulling it on and off like it's something he might yet undo, or do again. The ring is gold, and understated in a way that not much else about Kanye West is. He sits in the lobby of New York's Mercer Hotel—the same hotel where he and Jay Z recorded most of Watch the Throne—reflecting on the distance he's come. "I am a black American male from Chicago," West says, "who had my rehearsal dinner at Versailles and then got married in Florence with a view of the entire city." Continue...

Photos: EFCC declares two wanted over N3.2million fraud

Find the EFCC press release below...
The public is hereby notified that the duo of John Samson Akpan and Monday Idaresit Ekpo aka “Boyce,” managing director, Elite Concrete Lifestyle Ltd, whose photographs appear above are wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a case of criminal conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretence and fraud.
The two, alongside five others, are alleged to have defrauded one Alhaji Umaru Garkuwa, a Bureau De Change Operator, of the sum of Three Million, Two Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira (3,290,000.00).

Animation Video: The Tobacco Control Bill

The Nigeria National Tobacco Control Bill is a comprehensive law which, when passed, will regulate the manufacturing, advertising distribution and consumption of tobacco products in Nigeria.

It is a bill that is aimed at domesticating the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) because Nigeria is a party to that international convention. Continue...

Pics: Serena Williams & Kim K put their massive cakes on display

The two stars shared pics of their big butts on their respective instagram pages. Serena's photo was taken while on holiday in Croatia over the weekend, while Kim's is a throwback from her holiday in Thailand earlier this year. Can you tell which is Kim's & which is Serena's? See full pics after the cut

Lola Omotayo's message to haters

The mother of two, married to Peter Okoye, posted the message above on her instagram page.

Nigerian Air Force Jet crashes in Borno State

A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 helicopter that was on a training mission crashed this afternoon in South Bama, Borno. According to a statement signed by Nigeria Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, the jet crashed due to technical fault and not as a result of any enemy action. The statement did not say whether anyone was killed or injured in the crash.

Mr. Olukolade said investigation has commenced to unravel the circumstances that led to the crash.

5 more days to the biggest music awards in Dallas, Texas

Afrimma (African Muzik Magazine Awards) comes up this Saturday July 26th at the Eisemann Centre, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson Texas with acts like Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Stanley Enow, Iyanya, Khulichana, Flavour, 2Face, TPain and many more performing.

Hosted by Basketmouth and Juliet Ibrahim. To purchase tickets to the show visit www.afrimma.com or call this number 469.335.3458.

Frustrated husband creates spreadsheet detailing different reasons why his wife would not have sex with him

A 26 year old sexually frustrated man created a spreadsheet detailing reasons why his wife would not have sex with him. For a whole month, the man jotted down every reason the woman gave to turn him down when he asked for sex...from 'I'm too tired', to 'I'm watching the show' to 'I have to be up early' and sent it to her via email during a business trip to get her attention. She said when she tried to reach him after receiving the email, he refused to pick her calls and she angrily posted it on Reddit.

The lady said they'd been together for five years but only married for two years without any kids.
"Yesterday morning, while in a taxi on the way to the airport, husband sends a message to my work email which is connected to my phone. He's never done this, we always communicate in person or by text. I open it up, and it's a sarcastic diatribe basically saying he won't miss me for the 10 days I'm gone." She said "Attached is a spreadsheet of all the times he has tried to initiate sex since June 1, with a column for my "excuses", using verbatim quotes of why I didn't feel like having sex at that very moment.'
The spreadsheet, which has since been deleted, has been shared by thousands of people online.

The CharlyBoy brand and its identity...overflogged criticism..

Article not written by me. It's the impression of an innocent observer. Read below...
For as long as I know, the CharlyBoy brand has been openly abused and criticized. It seems that Nigerians get shocked everytime CharlyBoy steps out, whether wearing the same old garb or donning a new look.
What I don't know, however, is why.
Have you ever wondered, or has it occurred to you to wonder why people so to say, catch cold whenever CharlyBoy 'sneezes'? Continue...

Beyonce and Jay Z headed for divorce?

This is probably BS but it's interesting to read. Insiders are claiming Jay Z and Beyonce's marriage is all but over and the only thing keeping them together is their tour. Don't believe it but read below..

From Page Six
Beyoncé and Jay Z have more than 99 problems and only “divine intervention” can save the troubled marriage, a source close to the powerful couple has told The Post.
While Jay Z seemingly is the one most at fault, he’s also the one doing all in his power to keep the couple together, even hiring marriage counselors who are believed to be traveling with the super duo on their tour, the source said.
“They are trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing . . . This is a huge concert tour and they’ve already gotten most of the money from the promoters up front,” the source said. Continue..

Club080 organise seminars to teach Nigerians how to earn money monthly

As the CBN’s Cashless Policy Took Effect Nationwide from 1st July 2014, Nigeria's mobile money industry is witnessing a boom as millions of Nigerians are forced to use electronic channels for financial transactions such as utility bill payments, funds transfer, issuance/funding of ATM cards.

As a result, eTranzact, Club080 & Potech Ltd would be organizing seminars to teach Nigerians how to earn N100,000 - N500,000 monthly - guaranteed, using just your mobile phone, through the CBN cashless initiative, sales/distribution of mobile gadgets, recharge card printing/vending, blogging, social media marketing, etc. Continue...

My parents initially didn't want me to marry Soyinka'- wife opens up on love story

Wife of Prof. Wole Soyinka, Folake Soyinka recently opened up on their love story in an interview with The News magazine where she revealed how she and the Nobel laureate met and her parents initial objection to their relationship.
"There were objections from everywhere except from my sisters and brother who were happy if I was. I also had the support of his siblings here. My parents along with most of my relatives objected, not because of anything, they just felt he was too famous and too accomplished. They worried about that. But within a few months after we were married, my parents had changed their mind and they loved him until they passed away. His close friends didn't have a problem with it but also everyone had an opinion. Then came the Nobel Prize in 1986 and that derailed everything for a couple of years. More than a quarter of a century later, those opinions didn't count, we are still trudging along. I have enjoyed love because of him" she said

First Lady of Cross River and Calabar Carnival Queen cover TW mag

The First Lady of Cross River State Mrs Obioma Liyel Imoke & the current Calabar Carnival Queen Nancy Olive Aisagbonhi cover the July/August issue of TW magazine. See more pics after the cut..

Bodies of MH17 crash victims tossed into rubbish trucks and taken to morgue train after 3 days laying in field

Bodies of about 200 victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight that was shot down on Thursday July 17th were left in heat in fields for over three days before they were finally piled up in bags and tossed into rubbish trucks then transported to refrigerated train carriages where they are said to be decaying. 

The train with the dead bodies, which observers says is stinking of decay, is stationed in the town of Torez where rebels who are in charge say they will let it leave this afternoon but didn't indicate where or whether the bodies would be handed over.

There's an international outrage that the rebels are holding the bodies unnecessarily as families beg for their loved ones to be returned to them so they could bury them properly.

The bizarre part is that Holland, who lost more citizens than any other country, isn't showing as much outrage as other countries like Britain that have threatened to seize Russian's billions. See more pics after the cut...

I met Francis, my hubby on Palmchat (Part 1)

Sponsored article, not written by me...Enjoy!
The morning rush hour was bad, very bad. I have been in Lagos all my life and I have seen traffic gridlock but that misty July Wednesday morning was simply soul wrenching. Not to say being stuck in traffic wasn’t my fault, you know what they say about giving excuses; especially if you are a corporate staff of a time-conscious org and you happen to have an appointment with the boss at 9:00 am in the same morning.

Boko Haram abducts politician's wife and two children in Borno state

Suspected members of Boko Haram have kidnapped the wife and two children of Alhaji Zaraye Mala Sheriff, a Councillor in Borno state who is reported to be a cousin of former Borno state, governor, Ali Modu Sheriff.
A source told Daily Trust that the men stormed the Ngala town residence of the politician in the early hours of Friday July 18th.
"The insurgents stormed the house of the councillor around 12:30am on Friday and asked the wife about her husband. They also asked her for the money he kept at home but she kept quiet. Luckily enough, Zaraye was at the other side of the house and when he heard the conversation, he fled,” a source from Ngala said.
He said angered by her silence and the absence of their target, the sect members took her and her two children away. Continue...

Guess Who?

He's one of the most important/powerful men in Lagos today. This is a pic of him (yellow arrow) as a boy. Who does he look like?

Nigerian teen arrested after his mum is found hurt & younger brother dead

An 18 year old Nigerian teen has been arrested after his doctor mum was found seriously injured and his younger brother found dead beside her at their home in Dix Hill, Long Island, New York.

Their dad returned home on Saturday night July 19th to discover 15 year old Bradley Okonkwo (pictured centre) dead in their apartment, and his wife, Dr Chinwe Okonkwo (pictured left) suffering from severe head wounds. He immediately called the police who arrived the scene shortly afterwards.

Charles Okonkwo jnr (pictured right), who'd left the home shortly after the incident, was eventually arrested near the family home, and has been charged for attacking his mother. He is yet to be charged for his brother's death, though he confessed to 'hurting his mother and his brother'.

Dr Okonkwo is currently receiving treatment at Stony Brook University Hospital, but is said to be in serious condition. She sustained serious trauma including facial fractures and loss of consciousness. She had been badly beaten.

Charles Jnr is said to have a history of psychiatric issues and the family had been trying to help him before the vicious attack. I bet the brother was trying to protect his mum when he was killed. Sad!

During his arraignment yesterday, Charles kept his head down throughout and did not enter a plea.

Twin brothers BoyBreed release new music - Slowly

Chibuzor and Nnamdi Amajuoyi are twin recording artistes and song writers, popularly known by their fans as BoyBreed. They make laid back but groovy melodic music that lean towards Afro-pop; the right mix and dosage of African beats colored with urban tease. It is no surprise that their latest single, Slowly (Produced by Ekelly), has been trending since its release earlier last week. Slowly is an awesome song that will make you nod irresistibly, dance, shake or do whatever it is you do when you listen to impressionable jamming music. Continue...

Ebonyi State House of Assembly Speaker impeached, new speaker elected

The speaker of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Chukwuma Nwazunku has been impeached. He was impeached this morning July 21st by 18 out of the 24 members of the House. He was impeached over allegations of gross misconduct, incompetence and corruption.

According to reports, the members of the House re-instated three members who were on suspension before moving to impeach the Speaker.

The member representing Ezza South state Constituency Hon. Chris Usulor moved the motion for his impeachment while the Minority Leader and member Representing Ezza North West, Hon. Enyi Enyi seconded the motion.
 
A new speaker, Hon Helen Nwaobosi was immediately elected. 

Former Minister of Petroleum, Rilwanu Lukman dies at 75

Former Minister of Petroleum, Rilwanu Lukman has died. He died this morning July 21st in Austria. He was 75.

Alhaji Lukman was a renowned engineer who held several ministerial positions in Nigeria before becoming Secretary General of OPEC from 1995 to 2000. He was appointed Minister of Petroleum Resources by late President Yar’Adua in December 2008 and held the position until March 2010.

Lukman was made a Knight of the British Empire (KBE) in 1989 and Officer of the Legion d’Honneur of France in 1990, as well as being conferred with the First Class rank of the Order of the Liberator from the Republic of Venezuela. He was the first African ever to be honored with the Fellowship of the Imperial College, University of London. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Photos: Jermaine Jackson pictured with Peter Okoye's wife and kids

Peter Okoye shared photos of Jermaine Jackson hanging out with his wife Lola Omotayo and their kids. The Jackson brother is currently in Nigeria to work on P-Square's 6th album. See more photos after the cut...

Grand Oak rewards consumers at promo

No fewer than 165 football fans that emerged winners in the recently concluded Predict and Win promotion organized by Grand Oak Ltd have been rewarded.Thewinners who emerged in the 33 featured games during the just concluded World Cup held in Brazil were given prizes worth several millions of naira. Continue...

Photos from Iretiola Doyle's daughter's traditional wedding

On Saturday July 19th, Iretiola Doyle's daughter Ngozi Ozofor married her man in a traditional wedding ceremony which held at an event centre in Ikeja, Lagos. Many celebrity friends of Iretiola came out in their numbers to support her. See more photos after the cut...

Oby Ezekwesili detained and later released by SSS at Abuja Airport

Former Minister of Education and #bringbackourgirls convener Obi Ezekwesili, was this morning detained by SSS agents at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, as she tried to leave the country for London.

Mrs Ezekwesili immediately took to twitter to announce her detention. She said she was heading to London to appear on the BBC Hardtalk programme but was prevented from boarding her flight by security operatives who confiscated passport. She was later released and allowed to board her 8a.m British Airways flight. See her tweets after the cut...

Pics from Nollywood actor Jnr Pope's traditional wedding

You saw their African-themed pre-wedding photos and you loved it. Well, here are two pics from Jnr Pope Odowodo and Jennifer Awele's traditional wedding which held on Saturday July 19th. Their white wedding will hold next Saturday July 26th in Asaba. Congrats to them.

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