Friday, June 27, 2014

Photos: President Jonathan visits Abuja bomb blast site

President Jonathan this morning visited the scene of the bomb blast that rocked Emab Plaza in Abuja on Wednesday June 25th, killing 21 people. The President, who arrived in Abuja yesterday from the aborted attendance at the 23rd Ordinary Session of African Union Heads of States and Government in Malabo, also visited some of the victims of the blast currently receiving treatment at the Maitama District Hospital in Abuja. See more photos below...

Photos: 8 months pregnant Olympian runs 800m race

28 year old Olympian and five-time U.S. national champion Alysia Montano ran an 800m race at the Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California, yesterday and people are now questioning if it's safe. 

Alysia received a standing ovation after completing the race in 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds, 35 seconds slower than her personal best of 1:57.34, which she smashed back in 2010 in a race in Monaco.
"I've been running throughout my pregnancy and I felt really, really good during the whole process.' Alysia said after the race...
 See more photos below...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Suarez Banned from World Cup for Biting Giorgio Chiellini│Fined £66,000

Earlier this week, it was reported that Luis Suarez bit Giorgio Chiellini, a player from the Italian team during Tuesday’s Uruguay vs. Italy World Cup match.
Following the incident, FIFA has banned Uruguay’s Suarez from all “football-related activities” for four months, ruling him out of the rest of the World Cup and the start of the domestic season, The Guardian reports.
He has also been banned from entering any football stadium during the duration of the  ban, and has been fined £66,000.
“Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field,” said Claudio Sulser, chair of the disciplinary committee.

See Caroline Danjuma Baby Bump as She Cuts B-day Cake with Hubby

The former actress, who is expecting her third child, is a year older today and shared photos from her intimate celebration with her husband, Musa Danjuma, with the lovely message above.

Somewhere Down The Line hits cinema June 29

One of the most anticipated movies in the last three months, Somewhere Down the Line, will finally premiere in grand style at the Silverbird, Ikeja City Mall come Sunday, June 29, 2014.


The movie which is produced by fast rising actress, winner of the 2011 Next Movie Star, Tamara Eteimo, is coming under the stables of Shola Fajobi’s Origin 8 Formats Limited. Since announcing his intentions to delve into film production and distribution early this year, ‘Somewhere Down the line’, is his first production. Continue..

Are You A Female Entrepreneur in Need of a Big Break? Enter the Women in Business Competition

This is a call to female entrepreneurs to send in their entries for the 5th Women in Business competition, hosted by the BiD Network.
To qualify, you must fulfil the criteria below...

Lagos Woman Reportedly Gives Birth after 14 Years of Pregnancy

Mercy James, a woman based in Ajegunle gave birth to a girl on Saturday 7th June 2014, according to Mercy, she “was pregnant for 14 years.”
The girl was aptly named Miracle.
14 years ago, Mercy believed she was pregnant as she started having pregnancy signs. Four months later, she went to the hospital for a test, but she was told she had fibroids and was not pregnant
She tells Vanguard Newspapers that, “Subsequently, I began to experience bleeding, at least once a day. Sometimes, my tummy would protrude in the semblance of pregnancy. I went to different hospitals, and I kept on receiving the same result that nothing was wrong with me. But deep down inside , I knew that all was not well with me.”.
A midwife later informed her that she was pregnant, Mercy says she was taken aback by the news. Mercy went to herbalists and visited churches about the condition, she was told the same news that the midwife told her. Continue...

Boateng & Muntari Kicked Out of Ghana’s World Cup Squad

 The Ghana Football Association has announced via a statement on its website that Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari have been kicked out of Ghana’s World  Cup squad for indiscipline.
Both players “have been suspended indefinitely,” read the statement.
Boateng was expelled for “vulgar verbal insults targeted at coach Kwesi Appiah during the team’s training session in Maceio”, while Muntari was punished for an “unprovoked physical attack on an executive committee member”.

Nigerian Idol 2014 Winner Evelle Beams on the cover of The Red Sheet’s New Issue

The New Star of Nigerian Idol Evelle Zibili is on the cover of The Redsheet Magazine‘s 26th edition.
Evelle emerged winner of the 2014 edition of the singing reality TV show earlier this month. She won the grand prize of N7.5 million and a brand new SUV.
Evelle lights up the cover with a bright smile, and rocks a green jacket, white tank top and black pants. In the magazine, she speaks about her secret side away from the spotlight and how she came from behind to win it all.

Boko Haram Attacks Borno Military Post|21 Soldiers & 5 Civilians Killed

Boko Haram attacked a military post near Damboa town of Borno State on Tuesday, leaving 21 soldiers and five civilians dead.
The attack reportedly occurred at Bulabulin-Ngaura village, Premium Times reports. 
The terrorists were said to have arrived  in over ten trucks and motorcycles armed with heavy weapons like rocket launchers, anti-aircraft and several assault rifles.
“We could not match them because we had Ak47 rifles that are not fully loaded. When we realized that they have taken over the place, some of us escaped to Maiduguri and other places but many could not make it. As we were busy engaging them I saw over 16 bodies of my colleagues on the ground that made me to give up because I was not having enough ammunition to carry on,”  said a soldier.
The soldier also said he believed that some of his colleagues were abducted.

Pregnant Uche Ogbodo & Hubby Split

Uche Ogbodo and Norway based football agent Ato Ubby have reportedly split.
The Nollywood actress who is expecting her first child with Ato, tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Nkanu, Enugu, in October 2013.
In an interview with Encomium Weekly, she beamed about the pregnancy, saying “My husband and I are very happy about it.”.
According to an exclusive interview with SDK’s Blog, Uche and Ato are no longer together. Uche allegedly revealed that they were not married, but engaged.
“It wasn’t really marriage yet because it wasn’t fully formalised, we were still in the process of formalising it when all hell broke loose. So I was merely engaged to be married to Ato Ubby.” she said.
On the reason for the split, Uche calls it a hard question but revealed that a month into the engagement and in the process of planning for a formal wedding “I realised I had made the greatest mistake of my life. The Foundation of the Union was based on lies and deceit.” {You can read the Entire Interview Here}
Uche is optimistic about the future and is focusing her attention on her unborn child.

UNIJOS Students & Lecturers Allegedly Evacuate over Bomb Scare

Students and lecturers at the University of Jos have reportedly fled the school’s premises after sighting an alleged suicide bomber.
The suspect was said to have been apprehended by the students as he tried to enter the premises, Punch reports.
Following the incident, students and staff left the school.

Lagos explosion caused by fuel-laden tanker, not bomb - Police

The Lagos State Police command has refuted claims that the explosion that happened last night at Creek road in Apapa Lagos was caused by a bomb saying it was caused by a tanker carrying petrol
 
 Force Public Relations officer, Ngozi Braide explains
“There is nothing whatsoever suggesting that it was a bomb explosion. It was a tanker loaded with fuel that burst into flames. Policemen are on ground there now and we cannot yet ascertain the casualty figures. But everything is under control,” she said.
In a contradictory statement, Ibrahim Farinloye, the Spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA South-West said the cause of the fire was as a result of a gas cylinder explosion. See more photos from the incident below...

Club Quilox Closes for One-Month Ramadan Break

Club Quilox, West Africa’s biggest nightclub has announced its intention to proceed on a one-month break.
The pause is part of the clubs unique schedule, which makes room for two clubbing seasons in a calendar year with a 30-day break in-between. The break, which is scheduled to take place during the holy month of Ramadan, will be starting on Monday 30th June 2014 and will run till Thursday 31st July 2014.
Since its opening on Friday 20th December 2013, the superior, international night club with its impeccable design, opulent finish, unique decor and lighting has held countless events and is known to have transformed Nigeria’s elite nightlife.

We love our customers and appreciate their continuous patronage. We urge everyone to look forward to an even more explosive season when we return as we prepare to introduce fresh and exciting new clubbing events as well as offering you the finest from our brand new restaurant.” Says management.

Owned by Shina Peller, Quilox is situated on 873 Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The premium nightclub is expected to re-open after the break in magnificent style.

Tunde and Wunmi Obe celebrate 16th wedding anniversary

Music couple, Tunde and Wunmi Obe celebrate 16 years of marital bliss. They got married June 26th 1998 and are blessed with three children. Wishing em many more happy years together.

#AttheclubwithRemy x DJ Jimmy Jatt's tour ends in Lagos today

The Remy Martin x Dj Jimmy Jatt’s25thAnniversary tour will make a final stop after touring 5 cities across Nigeria with its Lagos edition promising to be the hottest so far. Already billed to perform along with Dj Jimmy Jatt at the party on 26th June, 2014 are Iyanya, Patoranking and Tekno. The event will hold at Road Runners Club in Yaba, Lagos. Continue...

Beyoncé & Jay Z Kick Off “On The Run” Tour – Photos


 
 Music’s power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z, yesterday Wednesday 25th June 2014, kicked off their summer long – “On The Run” tour at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.
USA Today describes both performances as “tantalizing spectacle, triumphant vocals, palpable sensuality and booty-shaking anthems”.
 
You must have read earlier in the month that ticket sales are suffering because of the elevator incident with Jay Z and Solange Knowles, well don’t be fooled because Billboard Magazine reports that it will be one of the most profitable tours in history. See more photos below...

"I'm not a thief, I'm catholic" ex-bank PHB MD standing trial says

Francis Atuche, the former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB now Keystone Bank, who is standing trial for allegedly embezzling N25.7 billion from Bank PHB told Justice Lateefat Okunnu of an Ikeja High court today June 25th during cross examination that he's never stolen in his life as he is a devout Catholic.
"I am a Catholic. I cannot be a thief. I was baptised in the church and before I left primary school, I have started receiving Holy Communion which I do every day. I cannot receive Holy Communion when I am not in the state of grace. I cannot be a thief because God has been gracious to me,’’ he said.
Atuche and his wife Elizabeth are both facing theft charges. Atuche is accused of usinge bank funds to set up companies using other people as fronts. One of such companies is Platinum Oil and Gas Ltd.

Seyi Shay is Sporty for Buyam Magazine’s 1st Edition!

 For online retailer, Buyam.com‘s 1st magazine edition, ‘Murdah‘  singer Seyi Shay is sporty and hot on the cover. For its editorial, Seyi is seen in sporty looks rocking a jerseys (the funky way) as well as other pieces like fab ankara shorts and distressed jeans.
The bi-monthly magazine contains content on fashion, sports, entertainment, literature, business and politics for your viewing pleasure. The magazine also features other fun Spring-themed pieces in its “Picnic Dreams” editorial featuring fashion model, Jojo Lara.

According to Buyam’s press release, “We chose Seyi Shay as our cover star because we saw a bit of ourselves in her. We work hard, and we’re rising quickly. In this garden, Eve, or let’s call her Seyi Shay, was created first. Seyi Shay is known for her polished vocals, blistering work ethic and kick ass attitude. She is quickly blazing a quick trail for herself to the top of the Nigerian Music Industry. We think Seyi Shay is not only one to watch, she is definitely one to keep your eyes glued on, metaphorically and otherwise.”

The group strongly believes the Super Eagles team will go far if they look to Seyi Shay for inspiration.  Check out more photos below...

Photos: Kim Kardashian goes back to blonde hair

Kim Kardashian West took to instagram yesterday to show off her new blonde look, writing along with the pic "It's baaaaack!! #BlondeHairDontCare". She later admitted it was a wig, writing "just a wig. 'Looks so real though right?'. You like?...More pics below...