Friday, November 30, 2012

Sanusi calls for the sack of 50% of civil servants in Nigeria

The Central Bank governor on Monday called for the sack of 50% of civil servants in Nigeria because according to him, 'the country spends 70 per cent of its earnings on salaries and entitlements of civil servants.'

“You have to fire half of the civil service because the revenue of the government is supposed to be for 167 million Nigerians. Any society where government spends 70 per cent of its revenue on its civil service has a problem. It is unsustainable,” he said.

Organized Labour, including the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, the Civil Liberties Organisation and Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union, have all condemned his statement, some asking for his immediate sack.

Messi, C Ronaldo & Iniesta nominated for 2012 Fifa Ballon d'Or

FIFA has revealed the names of the three players who remain in the race to win the World Footballer of the Year award 2012. They are Andres Iniesta (Spain, FC Barcelona), Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Read Madrid)

The winner will be revealed at the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala as part of a televised show at the Zurich Kongresshaus on 7 January 2013. Who do you think should win this year?

PHOTOS: Halima Abubakar Goes Bald


You Like??

Well, read below to know her reasons behind the stunning new look:

“I was invited to participate in cancer awareness campaign by Waodiva and MTN. They did workshops on cancer, and a lot of survivors attended. I cried when I saw them. It was really shocking that people can go through that traumatic experience. I now decided to take off my hair as a way of honoring them. If you shave your hair, you understand better what it is. If you have someone that has gone through the ailment, you will understand what I am talking about. They normally cut their hair. Who doesn’t want hair? Hair is every woman’s glory. Shaving my hair is my own way of supporting the call against the dreaded disease.

General Buhari loses first daughter

The first daughter of former Head of State and national leader of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) Gen. Muhammad Buhari (rtd), has died.

Zulai Buhari died yesterday in a hospital in Kaduna just two days after giving birth to a daughter. She was 40. She is survived by  her husband, Captain Mahmud Junaid and three children, including the new born baby who is said to be healthy and doing well.

Zulai was put to rest later last night in Kaduna according to Islamic rights.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lagos police arrest suspected serial murderer, robber

The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended Ibrahim Balogun, a 25-year-old man accused of perpetrating a series of murders in Somolu, Bariga and Fadeyi in the state.

PUNCH Metro had reported on June 25, 2012, that Balogun also known as Small Jpron, was declared wanted following a gang-related violence between Shaggy Boys and Downtown Boys which left at least five people dead in Ilaje, Bariga.

Balogun, who also goes by the pseudonym, Asarailu, which means death in Arabic, is said to be the deputy gang leader of Downtown Boys and a member of a sect, Eiye Confraternity also known as EFCC Boys.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Balogun was arrested on Bawahala Street near Pedro Police Station on Saturday.

A reliable police source narrated the circumstances that led to Balogun’s arrest to our correspondent.
He said, “On Friday, around 11:30am, Yusuf Adebowale, a resident of Somolu, took a commercial motorcycle to FirstBank branch in Fadeyi to withdraw N100, 000. As he was withdrawing the money from ATM, the okada rider, later identified as Dare, informed Balogun and his gang.

“As Adebowale left the bank, just a few metres away, Balogun and three other gang members attacked  him and stole the money, phone and a wristwatch.

“Adebowale reported the matter at Onipanu Police Station and also told youths in the area about his ordeal. Less than an hour later, Dare, the okada rider, was apprehended by residents and taken to the  police station where he confessed.

“Later that night, he led us to Balogun’s hideout but Balogun was not around. One of the policemen, identified as Abu, however released Dare without authorisation.”

Our correspondent learnt that the following day, around 11:30am, Balogun and four others allegedly went to rob residents of Bawahala Street and a woman alerted the police.

The police source said, “In broad daylight, Balogun and four gang members, heavily armed, went to rob. We received a distress call and policemen headed by Inspector Smart, rushed down to the scene.
“The four others escaped but Balogun was arrested and taken to Pedro Police Station where he identified himself as Ibrahim Oriyomi Folarin.”

Our correspondent learnt that the policemen could not identify Balogun even though the police had declared him wanted. However, scores of residents stormed the police station and quickly identified him.

It was learnt that there was pandemonium at the station as residents who had fallen victims to Balogun and his gang asked the police to hand him over.
Youths in the area were said to have brought a tyre and petrol which they threatened to set the suspect ablaze.

But the Special Anti-Robbery Squad took Balogun away and this restored normalcy to the station.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the state police command, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the telephone.

She said Balogun had been on police wanted list for a long time.
“I just spoke to the officer in charge of SARS and he confirmed the incident to me. He said the suspect (Balogun) is accused of murders, attempted murders and robberies,” she said.

Source: PUNCH

Funke Akindele Joins Banky W And Toolz As MTV Base VJ Search Judge

Popular Nollywood actress, writer, producer and director, Funke Akindele (@funkeakindele) has been revealed as the final judge for the MTV Base VJ Search ? Nigeria.

Entertainment industry veteran Akindele, who recently featured on the cover of Genevieve magazine, will join previously announced judges, Banky W, Toolz and Tim Horwood to select the brand new VJ.  The lucky winner of the talent search will become one of the key faces of the music network, hosting programmes on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and on the MTV Base block on STV.

“I feel honoured to be working with one of the biggest youth entertainment brands in the world. It is very inspiring to be involved in a project like the MTV Base VJ Search which offers such an exciting opportunity for young people who want to break into the entertainment industry,” Funke says.

The winner of the MTV Base VJ Search Nigeria will follow in the footsteps of veteran MTV Base VJ Cynthia “C-Von” Okpala who triumphed in MTV Base?s first ever Nigerian VJ search in 2007.

For more information on the MTV Base VJ Search, please go to mtvbase.com or follow the conversation about the search on Twitter at @MTVBaseAfrica, follow the auditions in images on Instagram @MTVBaseAfrica and use the hashtag #BaseVJSearch.

The MTV Base VJ Search ? Nigeria TV series will begin airing in January 2013.

The Beat 99.9 FM and Rhythm 93.7 FM are the official media partners of the MTV Base VJ Search ? Nigeria.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Terry G Declared Wanted By Nigerian Police

Gabriel Amanyi popularly known as Terry G, has been declared wanted by the Nigerian Police over a hit-and-run incident that occurred in Ikeja, Lagos, last friday.

According to reports, the controversial singer went clubbing on Oba Akran Road, Ikeja with friends last friday when the incident happened.

Terry G was said to be leaving the premises of the club at the dead of night, where he recklessly drove out on high speed and in the process crushed the legs of a funseeker, who was identified as Moshood Azeez.

The victim was rushed to the General Hospital, Ikeja by good samaritans. The Lagos State PPRO, Ngozi Braide confirmed the story and said the police will do everything within its power to arrest the singer.

EME’S “BADDEST” CONCERT This DECEMBER

Empire Mates Entertainment, Nigeria’s leading record label, has announced that they will round up activities for the year with a ground breaking live-in concert tagged “The Baddest”.

The concert which will hold on Friday, December 21, 2012 at The Grounds, Ocean View restaurant in Victoria Island, Lagos will have the EME superstars led by R&B powerhouse, Banky W and internationally renowned pop star Wizkid thrilling music lovers with some of the greatest hits of 2012.

Meet Africa's Richest Woman - Mrs Folorunsho Alakija

Forbes has named Mrs Folorunsho Alakija as the richest woman in Africa according to its November 2012 edition.

 She ventured into the oil business many years back; she has an oil bloc that pulls in N157 million a day. Yes, you read right! She is the Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil and Gas limited and has emerged the richest woman in Africa according to Forbes November 2012 edition, with a net worth of $600million, which is about N94 billion.

The 61 year old former FADAN president is married and has four children, she also runs a charity organisation, known as Rose of Sharon Foundation, that helps widows in Nigeria.

*coughs* ....does she have a daughter my age!?? :D

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

28-Year-Old Japanese Man Marries A Pillow!

Lee Jin-gyu fell for his 'dakimakura' - a kind of large, huggable pillow from Japan, often with a picture of a popular anime character printed on the side.

In Lee's case, his beloved pillow has an image of Fate Testarossa, from the 'magical girl' anime series Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha.

Now the 28-year-old otaku (a Japanese term that roughly translates to somewhere between 'obsessive' and 'nerd') has wed the pillow in a special ceremony, after fitting it out with a wedding dress for the service in front of a local priest. Their nuptials were eagerly chronicled by the local media.

'He is completely obsessed with this pillow and takes it everywhere,' said one friend.

'They go out to the park or the funfair where it will go on all the rides with him. Then when he goes out to eat he takes it with him and it gets its own seat and its own meal,' they added.

The pillow marriage is not the first similarly-themed unusual marriage in recent times - it comes after a Japanese otaku married his virtual girlfriend Nene Anegasaki, a character who only exists in the Nintendo DS game Love Plus, last November.

Omotola Wins Actress Of The Year At ELOY Awards 2012

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, yesterday (November 25, 2012) won Actress of the Year at the 2012 Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards (ELOY). She won the award for her performance in the movie, Ties That Bind. She beat Ini Edo, Funke Akindele, and Nse Ikpe-Etim to win the award.

The award for Producer of the Year went to Emem Isong, for the dance movie, I’ll Take My Chances.


BIG CONGRATS TO THEM FOR THEIR ROLE IN NIGERIA FILMS INDUSTRY.

Chris Brown deletes Twitter account after battle with female writer

After an epic Twitter fight with comedy writer, Jenny Johnson, Chris Brown two days ago deleted his Twitter page. It all started after Chris Brown Tweeted a picture of himself with the caption "I look old as f**k! I'm only 23...", Jenny replied to Chris' Tweet with,  "I know! Being a worthless piece of s**t can really age a person."

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Davido set to launch clothing line - O.B.O


Psy’s ‘Gangnam style’ beats Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ to become most-viewed video ever on YouTube

Korean rapper Psy has ridden his imaginary horse to high heights – having his viral ‘Gangnam Style’ video hit number one position online as the most watched video on YouTube.

‘Gangnam style’ surpassed Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ by having 806.3 million views, approximately 2.4 million more than the Canadian singer’s 2010 hit. An excited Psy himself announced the good news on social media Twitter.

The video which was uploaded on YouTube last July already broke the record of the ‘most likes’ in a video since September.

The one billion mark now looks like a very easy target.

CoolFM 's Dotun Suspended For Hitting Female Co-worker

Popular Cool FM 96.9 radio presenter/On-Air-Personality Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode, a.k.a D.O 2d T.U.N was recently suspended for slapping a colleague.

The energetic and eccentric OAP is said to have handed out the slap on an intern for ‘being rude.’

According to the NET, inside sources say the management, after listening to both parties and witnesses, were forced to hand out the suspension to the OAP. Dotun was apparently aggravated by the intern, Tobi, and reacted by slapping her.

Some sources inside the organisation however claim that Tobi deserved it: ‘I’m sorry Dotun got suspended but we at the office are all happy he slapped her’, another OAP working at the station stated anonymously.

‘She was spoilt and rude and was causing too much wahala at the station, she had it coming!’.

We’re told Tobi joined the station and was assigned to work with another OAP, Mannie on the ‘Good Morning Nigeria Show’ as one of his three co-hosts, but after a while, she was reportedly transferred to the production room because she wasn’t getting on well with the other presenters. ‘They had to take her off air and transfer her where she would be less of a disturbance’, sources said.

Tobi has since completed her NSYC year and left the station, while Dotun has now returned to his job.

‘It happened some months back. I have made up with her and we’ve both moved on‘, Dotun who participated in the October edition of ‘Walk against Violence’ explains.

Dotun, who has been working at Cool FM since 2004, currently anchors the ‘Midday Oasis Show’ alongside singer-presenter Temilola ‘Taymi’ Balogun. He also doubles as an MC at various shows, helping out at the weekly talent showcase Industry Nite once in a while.

The 28-year-old occasionally serves as a hypeman, working with rappers Ice Prince and Vector.


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Monday, November 26, 2012

Hon. Rotimi Makinde Set to Marry 23-Year Old Beauty Queen

A member of the lower House of the National Assembly representing Ife Federal Constituency, Hon. Rotimi Makinde has come out to defend  his decision to take a new wife, Oyebanke Oyelami, a final year student of political science from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State after waiting for a while.

The young and dynamic legislator who was a movie actor, producer, auto dealer, hotelier and an accountant at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC before joining politics recently stepped out with beautiful Oyebanke, the reigning Miss Osun State and this has started generating controversy in some quarters as some bad belles have said the man dumped his first wife for the beauty queen.


According to him in a recent chat with your darling magazine, National Enquirer, “there are things people don`t know and instead of minding their business, they meddle into other people`s privacy, as a matter of fact, I recognize the fact that am a public figure by my present position as a lawmaker but I also know that some facts must be put straight for future purposes”, he stressed.

Speaking further, the lawmaker who has been adjudged as one of the best in South West going by his impressive track records and various projects that have touched many lives has this to say, “naturally it is not in my habit to discuss my family especially my wife who bore me my grown up kids but just for the records, people need to know that my wife has left me ever before I got elected into the federal house of representatives and I`ve since given her the benefit of doubt for reconciliation but all were to no avail, hence my decision to move ahead and not without the consent of my children”, he explained.    

Answering  question on the interest in the new liaison, the lawmaker who has just been given a chieftaincy title of Bobagunwa of Ila Orangun by the royal father, Oba Bolarinwa said what interest him in his new wife is that, she is the first ever lady that will call his bluff despite his status, “can you believe that, it took me a while to chase this lady, I have never her rare type before, that’s why I didn’t waste any time when she eventually gave me the chance because I need to proof to her that, I mean serious business”, he told.

The duo recently had an introduction and will be walking down the aisle very soon.    

Source: National Enquirer

Nadia Buari's Birthday Outfit: Hot or not?

Saudi Implements Electronic Tracking-System For Women

Saudi Arabia has implemented an electronic tracking system to monitor women and inform their husbands if they leave the country.
According to an Agence France-Press story, a new system implemented last week sends Saudi husbands text messages from the Saudi immigration agency when their wives are flying out of King Khaled International Airport, near Riyahd.

And this system is operational for all dependents (children, women, and foreign workers).


Saudi Arabia, which ranked second worst in a Thomson Reuters global survey on women’s rights in mid 2012, is a notoriously repressive country.
•Women are not allowed to leave the country without signed permission from their husbands.
•Women are banned from driving,
•required to have a male guardian,
•just received the right to vote in municipal elections last year,
•and must cover most of their bodies, traditionally with a burqa or niqab.

Woman Denied Sex For 10 Years, Sues Husband

A housewife, Saratu Haruna, on Monday dragged her husband, Isa Mainika before a Kaduna Sharia Court two, Magajin Gari for allegedly denying her sex for 10 years.

Haruna of Kawo, in Kaduna North Local Government Area, told the court that she was no longer interested in the marriage, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The woman said she no longer believes there is marriage between them.

“We have been staying for 10 years now, but nothing is happening between us in terms of marital affairs,” she said.

She told the court that she was no more interested in staying with Mainika as her husband, adding, “I don’t love him again.”

Mainika denied the claim, and accused the wife of starving him of sex.

“Anytime I request for sex, she always denies me. There was a time we had a serious fight over this issue and she bit me,” he said.

Mainika told the court that trouble started after his wife gave birth to their second baby.

He said, “Since then I do not know what I have done to her and I have asked her severally, but she refused to say anything.

“I even invited our elders to settle the matter but the effort yielded no positive result.

“I am still in love with her. I do not want to divorce her because I am really worried about the future of our children.”

The Presiding Khadi, Mallam Ibrahim Inuwa, ordered the couple to discuss the matter with their elders for amicable settlement.

Inuwa, however, said that if the case is not settled by the family, the court would decide on what to do.

“What is happening between you is not the Sunnah of our holy prophet. It is totally not acceptable in Islam to be cheating on one another,” he said.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mc Galaxy Wins Davido's 500k Cash Price

Remember I said Davido was gonna dish out 500k during his birthday bash over the weekend...Anyway MC Galaxy won the cash price. I don't know how he won it sha..he sha won it! Heheheee..Anyway the guy happens to be one of the dancers in Iyanya's kukere video.


 ....Next time don't take DaVido as a Joke. Heehheheee...praaaa..I'm out!!

LIFESTYLE: 10 Happy Habits You Should Start Now

Nobody can pull you down if you raise your awareness to your own inner strength and positivity.  You are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life.  You can either give negativity power over your life, or you can choose to be positive instead by focusing on the great things that are truly important.
Here are ten simple strategies for doing just that:
  1. Nurture your inner child. – You need to put your own fulfillment and needs at the top of your priority list.  There’s an inner child within you who needs your love and patience.  If you’re always telling her to quiet down, to sit still and stop that bouncing… if you’re always reminding her that her thoughts aren’t real, just pretend, and that good girls do what they’re told… how will she ever be able to imagine a fulfilling life for herself as she grows, or be able to jump for joy when she finds it? 
  2. Let loose and be a little silly. – Sometimes a little silliness is all you need to get a better perspective of life’s challenges.  Silliness is the carefree, sometimes crazy, and often misunderstood stepsister of happiness.  May you be a friend to both, and smile your way through life’s twists and turns.  
  3.  Mind your own business. – Those who accept you are your friends.  Those who don’t are your teachers.  If someone calls you something and it’s true, it’s not a problem because it’s true.  If someone calls you something and it’s not true, it’s not a problem because it’s not true.  So either way, whatever they call you is not a problem.  What they call you is their business.  What you call yourself, and who you decide to become, is your business.

BTS VIDEO: Phyno’s “Ghost-mode” ft. Olamide


PHYNO comes with the big bang “GHOST-MODE” ft OLAMIDE. This song trended for days on the internet and been getting so much Airplay on different radio stations. The video is being directed by CLARENCE PETERS,watch and anticipate for the original video.

Video: Eva – Big Biggie

Eva never fails to show us her many different sides, being very versatile with the music and not afraid to explore and experiment new materials. Eva is working on so many materials expect more from her soon .
See video below...

VIDEO: Cutest couple dance at a Lagos wedding

They may not be professional dancers but the newly wedded Anifowoshes, on their big day, left no one in doubt that their wedding day means a great deal to them as the young couple rocked the dance floor in riveting steps.

The Anifowoshe’s wedding raised the bar for nuptials with the groom giving a thrilling group dance with an all male dance group, dancing to J-Martins’ Fine-Fine loving.
The amazing dance routine had one of the dancers, jump over the very elated bride, after she joined the group dance.
Watch the video below for the full gist.

FG Offers N290 Million Reward to Anyone with Information Leading to the Arrest of Boko Haram Leaders

The military Joint Task force (JTF) in Borno state has placed a reward of N290 million for anybody with useful information that will lead to the arrest of the Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau; 14 sect commanders and four others in connection with terrorists activities in the North East geo political zone of the country.

The declaration of the Boko Haram sect members on the wanted lists is contained in a statement signed by the spokesman of the JTF in Borno State; Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa and made available to news men in Maiduguri the Borno state capital.
The JTF placed a bounty of N50 million on the head of Mr Shekau and N10 million each for the 14 commanders.

Video Download : Phenom – ShukuBamBam Ft Ms Iye

  

The Knight House General Phenom the Viper is here again but this time he is with the video of his hit single Shukubambam Ft Ms Iye. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Picture Of Davido's Late Mum Dr Vero Adeleke.

The pop singer who turned 20 years old on November 21, 2012 tweeted a photo of his late mother Dr Vero Adeleke.

‘Me and ma look alike… Mummy!‘, Davido tweeted to his over 200k followers.

Davido’s mum was a Babcock University lecturer until she passed away in 2003. Davido has acknowledged in several interview he misses his mum.

Kenyan-American singer Victoria Kimani joins M.I, Ice Prince and Brymo at Chocolate City

Nigerian record company Chocolate City has added another artiste to the number of talented acts already signed to the label.

Moving out of the country, the Audu Maikori-led label has scooped up US born Kenyan artiste Victoria Kimani.

Kimani is said to have caught the label’s attention after she uploaded her cover version of Ice Prince ‘Oleku’ online in August 2011.

Victoria Kimani who says she’s worked with a handful of popular US artistes is currently working on her debut album.

She will join upcoming rapper Pryse as the second female act signed under the label. The signing quenches the rumours that singer Waje is joining the label.

CC’s artiste roaster has now increased to eight : M.I, Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince, BrymO, DJ Caise, Pryse, Nosa and Victoria Kimani.

Don Jazzy giving away over a million naira to upcoming artistes

Mavin boss, don Jazzy is at it again. this time he is giving away a million naira in conjunction with Samsung to the winner of the African Nations cup theme song competition. The producer was contracted to produce the official theme song and instead of having it done by a known colleague has decided to give an upcoming artiste a chance to record the THEME SONG and get a million naira prize money.

Three runner-ups would get two hundred and fifty thousand naira each. Artistes are require to record their performance of the ‘Journey of a thousand mile’ track on D’Prince’s new labum – Frenzy, upload to their TruSpot account and share link.

How To Participate (Instructions)
1. Get and learn the chorus of Track 2 from the “FRENZY” Album by D’Prince ft Wande coal and Don Jazzy.
2. Record a video of you singing and performing the chorus (NOTE: You can sing the chorus the way it is or remix it how you like. you can sing it in Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, French or any African language you know how to speak well. You can sing on the instrumental or without it. You can perform with any instrument you can play too.
3. Create an ARTIST PAGE on TRUSPOT and upload your video. Name your video correctly e.g “JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES (COMPETITION)” Then share your video link on any social network platform to promote yourself.
Prizes (What’s In For You?)
1. You stand a chance to win 1 million Naira 2. 1st, 2nd and 3rd runner ups get Two Hundred and fifty thousand naira(N250,000) each. 3. Winner Gets To Sing The Official Theme Song For Africa Cup Of Nations, Produced by Me. 4. You could be seen by a record label that might be interested in signing you.

Funny!! Road is built around a house after elderly Chinese couple refuse to move

A lone apartment building stands in the middle of a newly built road after an elderly couple refused to relocate.

Luo Baogen and his wife insist on living in the half-demolished building in the city of Wenling, in Zhejiang province, China because they believe that the relocation compensation offered by the government is not enough.

Now the only building left standing, the five storey block is a strange sight as cars drive around it while the couple remain living inside.

To ensure the couple’s safety, adjacent rooms in the building have been left intact but all their neighbours have moved out, according to local media.

The road paved through the Xiazhangyang village leads to the Wenling railway station and is yet to be officially opened.

Mr Baogen and his wife believe that the compensation on offer would not be enough to cover their rebuilding costs.

In the People’s Republic of China, during most of the Communist era, private ownership of property was abolished, making it easy for residents to be moved on – but now the laws have been tightened up and it is illegal to demolish property by force without an agreement.

Property owners in China that refuse to move to make way for development are known as ‘Nail Householders’ referring to a stubborn nail that is not easy to remove from a piece of old wood and cannot be pulled out with a hammer.

Earlier this year, Hong Chunqin, 75, and her husband Kung, who live in the two dilapidated buildings with their two sons, had initially agreed to sell the property in Taizhou, in Zhejiang province and accepted £8,000 in compensation.

But then she changed her mind and refunded the money once work on the road had started.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bi-Courtnery boss Wale Babalakin arrested for laundering N2billion

The Chief Executive Officer of Bi-Courtney Ltd, Wale Babalakin, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was alleged to have helped in facilitating the siphoning about N2 billion belonging to Delta State on behalf of former Governor James Ibori.
This is coming a few days after a concessionary agreement between Bi- Courtney and federal government on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway was terminated by government. EFCC sources in Abuja confirmed that the charges were filed against Babalakin yesterday at a Lagos High Court in Ikeja



(Daily Times)

Rafael Benitez appointed new Chelsea coach

Statement from Chelsea FC

Chelsea Football Club can confirm Rafael Benitez has been appointed interim first-team manager until the end of the season. The owner and the Board believe that in Benitez we have a manager with significant experience at the highest level of football, who can come in and immediately help deliver our objectives.
The 52-year-old Spaniard is due to meet the players at the training ground in Cobham today.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Davido giving away N500k at his birthday party!


Davido turned 20 today November 21st and there will be a birthday party this Weekend. Better start hustling 4 the party details o...500k...no b beans!! Heheeee.

Happy birthday bro

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

President Jonathan's younger brother dies on his birthday

It was a sweet and sour feeling on Tuesday as Meni Jonathan, younger brother to President Jonathan died on the same day the president turned 55.

According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, President Jonathan’s brother died after ‘a brief illness.’

The statement reads: “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan announces with sadness the death earlier today of his younger brother, Chief Meni Innocent Jonathan.

“Chief Meni Jonathan passed away at the National Hospital, Abuja after a brief illness.

“Formal burial arrangements will be announced later by the family.”

Monday, November 19, 2012

PHOTO: Tiwa Savage and mum

This is Tiwa Savage and her mother at the just concluded Channel O Music Video Award 2012, held in South Africa.

 Cute!!!

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Peter Okoye & Son


Former Ikeja council Chairman murdered

Former chairman of Ikeja Local Government Area, and Special Adviser in the Lagos Ministry of Health,  Toyin Hamzat, has been shot dead.

He  was murdered around 9pm on Sunday on the expressway around Sagamu, Ogun state.

Late Hamzat was said to be returning from his country home in Aiyepe, Ogun state when he was attacked.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Ogun state Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident to Channels Television, described the killing as a case of assassination as nothing was taken away by the hoodlums from the scene of the incident.

He however said that five suspects have been arrested   in connection with the assassination.

Meanwhile the Ogun State Police command have confirmed that two police men were killed by armed robbers at Olodo International cattle market in Ayetoro local government area of the state, while two others reported injured.

Mr Adejobi said both incidences are under investigations and that the police would get to the root of the crimes.

University of Abuja Shut Down

The management of the University of Abuja on Monday shut down the institution following students’ protest.

The protesting students reportedly disrupted the second semester examination that was already underway and blocked the Abuja – Gwagwalada road and the main entrance to the University campus causing huge traffic congestion.

Soldiers and policemen are presently making attempts to restore law and order in the University  as at the time of filing in this report.

Some of the protesters, who spoke with Channels Television, said the problem started when students of the Faculty of Engineering protested the inability of the school authority to produce a time table for their examination; even when students in other faculties have started theirs.

This is not the first time in 2012 that the authority would have to shut down the University following students’ protest.

In April, the management of the institution closed the University after a violent protest by students resulted in a breakdown of law and order in the school community.

The students had protested against the suspension of four courses offered by the University

The Federal Government had suspended some courses including Medicine, Veterinary medicine, Engineering and Agriculture because the departments offering these courses have failed to get accreditation from the National Universities Commission.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

From UK Prison, James Ibori buys Full Page in Nigerian Newspaper to wish Diepreye Alamieyeseigha a Happy Birthday

Yesterday was the 60th birthday of the former governor of Bayelsa state, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and in a move which has been described as  preposterous by most Nigerians, he received a birthday message from imprisoned former Governor James Onafefe Ibori of Delta State  who is currently serving his jail term in the UK.

2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week: Old Religion

Check out Old Religion‘s spring/summer 2013 collection at the just concluded 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week in Lagos.
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VIDEO: Tonto Dike's Interview on Coolfm

 
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Full list of winners at the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards

And the Winners for 2012 Channel O Music Awards Are...

Most Gifted African South Video of the Year
Cashtime Fam – Shut it down (Stundee)
Most Gifted Group or Featuring of the year
PSquare  ft. May D & Akon – Chop My Money
Most Gifted Raggae Dance/Hall
Buffalo Souljah ft Cabo Snoop – Styra Inonyengesa
Most Gifted African East
AY feat Sauti Soul – I Don’t Want to Be Alone

‘Mad Man’ Strayed into Lagos Airport Runway

Arik Air flight nearly crushed a man in ragged clothes and dishevelled hair who stood few metres away from the touch down area at the domestic runway of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, known as Runway 18L about 4:30 pm last Tuesday.

It was learnt that another Arik Air flight bound for Uyo was waiting at the threshold of the runway, known as holding point for the arriving aircraft to land so that it would take off, but as the aircraft was to touch down the passengers and the cockpit crew of the waiting aircraft saw a man walking about near the landing point of the aircraft and escaped being crushed by the tyres and the wing of the aircraft.

Ovation Red Carol 2012 Theme Song – Higherr Feat. Tiwa Savage,Waje,Praiz,Timi Dakolo & Pamela Egoh

Ovation red carol is here again , the theme song for the 2012 ovation carol and awards features some of the most talented vocalists in the land “ Tiwa Savage,Waje,Praiz,Timi Dakolo & Pamela Egoh” with the title Higherr.

Listen and Enjoy!! In other news the ovation red carol and awards would be taking place 20th of december.

PHOTOS: Chika Ike's 27th Birthday Party

UN ambassador, Nollywood actress and CEO Fancy Nancy Collections, Chika Ike recently turned  27 and marked her birthday in Enugu with her fans. The actress also had a Fair where she gave her fans 50% discount on all Fancy Nancy goods. Heheheee...Sorry i couldn't post the pictures on time...its never too late sha..shey na just pictures...ENJOY!!!

Kokoma Dance Competition


Flytime Promotions in conjunction with Trybe Records presents The Kokoma dance competition!! All you have to do to enter the competition:
1. Learn the kokoma dance
2. Shoot your video at a public location
3. Email us the link to your video at kokoma@tryberecords.com
 
The winner of the dance competition will win 250,000 Naira!, VIP tickets and get to perform live on stage with top Nigerian and international celebrities at the 2012 Harp rhythm unplugged! If you live outside Nigeria, we will take care of your flight to Lagos and accommodate you for two nights at Eko hotel and suites! Entries close December 7th, 2012.

Pregnant Mercy Johnson and hubby jet out to the US

The couple are currently in Maryland, USA where they will remain until Mercy gives birth to their first child together. 
We are waiting for the good news... :D

NEW VIDEO DOWNLOAD: P Square – Alingo

  

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Application for the 2013 Miss Nigeria beauty pageant now open


  Are you a young Nigerian woman?  Are you aged between 18 and 26?  Are you confident , 5ft 7inches and above? Do you speak fluent English? Can you be a positive role model for other young women? Do you have an interest in working with charities? Are you ambitious and compassionate?

If you answer YES to the above questions then you could be the next Miss Nigeria.

See how below...