Thursday, November 28, 2013

15yr old Nigerian boy shot& stabbed in his home after being mistaken for gang member

A 15 year-old boy named Kieran Obazee was shot and stabbed on Friday Nov. 22 at his east London home by gang members in what police believe may have been a case of mistaken identity, Daily Mail reports. Fortunately, Kieran survived the vicious attack and but is in a serious condition in hospital.
Five men wearing balaclavas and armed with kives and a gun forced their way into the home in Plaistow just before 3am on Friday.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Detectives believe the attackers were looking for a member of a gang and attacked him by mistake.
This morning a Scotland Yard spokesperson said: 'The person who may have been involved in a gang was staying at the address and they may have been the target, but the boy who was attacked had no criminal background.'

The Lagos Jazz Series Kicks Off Today! Join Black Magic, Marcus Miller, Antibalas, Show Dem Camp & More at the Event in Lagos | View Dates

The 4th edition of the Lagos Jazz Series 2013 is set to be an amazing day of music, and kicks off today, Thursday 28th November 2013 at the Muri Okunola Park in Lagos and ends on Sunday 1st December 2013.
This years event is packed with an interesting blend of artists of both home based and international such as Marcus Miller, Antibalas, Nduduzo, Mi Casa, Black Magic, Efya, M.I, Olamide, Phyno, Show Dem Camp and more.
Spinning daily at the park are 4 world DJs – Jerome Sydenham (Germany), Rich Medina (Philadelphia), Radio Slave (Germany) and DJ Caise (Nigeria).
Lagos Jazz Series introduces two-time Grammy Award winner Marcus Miller as the official headline act for Lagos Jazz Series 2013.

Below is a full list of the performing artists and show schedule:

Pics: Tiwa Savage & Teebillz step out at MTV Base Shuga premiere

Newly wed couple, Tiwa Savage and TeeBillz made their first appearance as a couple at the MTV Base Shuga premiere which held on November 26th at the Silverbird Galleria in VI. Lagos.

Tiwa who plays the role of club owner, Sade in the third season of the award winning drama series joined a host of other celebrities like Basketmouth, Banky W, Bovi, Alex Ekubo, OC Ukeje, Uru Eke, Damilola Adegbite, Toolz and others to witness the premiere of the first Shuga season ever shot in Nigeria. See more photos of the hot couple below...

Federal Government gives ASUU 1 week ultimatum to call off strike

During a press briefing in Abuja this morning, the acting Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike told journalist that the Federal Government has given the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) one week ultimatum to call off the ongoing strike.

ASUU execs and President Jonathan were supposed to meet this week but the meeting is yet to hold. The ASUU strike began July 1, almost 5 months later, no resolution in sight.

The FG also said any Academic staff who fails to resume on or before December 4th automatically ceases to be a staff of the institution. Pro-chancellors of the various universities and the National Universities Commissions (NUC) have been directed to ensure compliance of this directive.

AGN President Ibinabo Fiberesima releases New Photo Shoot

See more photos below...

Comedian Julius Agwu sues Etisalat for N100m over blocked line

Comedian Julius Agwu has dragged telecoms giant Etisalat to court for blocking his business line. He is demanding for N100million as compensation for jobs lost, contact lost, for the inconveniences, and for being mistreated by Etisalat staff. 

Below is a statement from his lawyer, Festus Keyamo...

We are solicitors to Mr. Julius Agwu, one of Nigeria's most sought after entertainers (hereinafter referred to as "our client") and on whose behalf we write.
Our client is the owner of the Etisalat GSM phone number 08189555555, which he uses as his business line. On the 8th of October, 2013, our client travelled out of the country and returned on the 17th of the same month. Upon his return, he tried severally to make calls from the aforestated GSM line but same could not connect. Not only could he not make calls, he also could not receive calls on the said GSM line. This continued for some days until he got a message that his line had been blocked by the network provider.

BBM is Now Being Preloaded on Tecno Smart Phones

 Tecno mobile phones will now preinstall BBM™ on Tecno phones running the Android operating system. With BBM preinstalled, customers will be able to easily get started chatting and connecting with friends and family on the popular private social network from BlackBerry®.

BBM, with its privacy, control and immediacy, is very popular in the Nigerian market, where everybody wants a BBM PIN.

According to Vice President, Tecno Group, Arif Chowdhury, BBM will be preloaded on Tecno phones in 20 countries. For customers already using Tecno phones, BBM will of course be available as a free download on the Google Play store.

Lamar Odom reportedly demands $10m to end his marriage to Khloe

According to National Enquirer, They are  claiming Lamar is demanding $10million in hush money from Khloe plus he wants his ring back..

From The National Enquirer
Lamar Odom is demanding $10m to end his 4-year marriage to Khloe Kardashian!
Sources say the troubled NBA star has also taken a page out of his fellow hoopster Kris Humphries’ playbook by demanding Khloe’s $875,000 engagement ring back before he’ll agree to zip his lips about the K-clan’s secrets. Humphries got Kim Kardashian to return her $2 million engagement ring as part of their divorce agreement following their 72- day marriage in 2011. Odom, 34, laid out his conditions after “momager” Kris Jenner ordered Khloe, 29, to sit down with their attorneys and hammer out a divorce deal, an insider says.

Music Meets Runway Announces the Date for its Iconic Edition | Saturday 21st December 2013

The highly anticipated fashion event of the year, Music Meets Runway has announced its date.The event of music and fabulous couture will happen on Saturday 21st December 2013.
This years event is tagged the “Icon Edition” and will feature prominent Designers and Artists such as; Deola Sagoe, Lanre DaSilva Ajayi, Iconic Invanity, Femi Kuti, 2Face and more.
Tickets to this event are available right now on www.afritickets.com so head on down.

Nigerian who posted rap video on YouTube glorifying gang culture jailed for 22 years

A 21 year old Nigerian named Kayode Oshin (pictured right), who uploaded a video on YouTube boasting about trying to murder a rival with a machine gun was jailed for 22 years yesterday, Daily Mail reports. His accomplice, Junior Tahir-Akinyele (pictured left) was jailed for 14 years.
"Kayode Oshin, 21, attempted to assassinate Yassin Zouaiou with a Mac 10 in a feud over drugs and money in Hounslow, west London, after being enticed into a world of gang culture and crime’, a court heard.
Mr Zouaiou survived when the gun jammed - but a single bullet was fired, hitting his brother Mohammed Ali Subhani in the neck. But Oshin then posted a rap video bragging about the shooting on YouTube.

Photos: Baileys excites at Runway Abuja

It was an amazing two days of inspiring fashion and Baileys. Runway Abuja was an event that truly showed the artistic talents and creative genius of the various designers like Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Resurrection, DZYN, VODI, Mai Atafo, Iconic Invanity and so many others. It was truly a night of style and sophistication as various designers created wonderful pieces that wowed the audience. Guests were treated to the panache and style courtesy Baileys. The ladies were given free make –over and touch ups, while all guests enjoyed Bailey’s Irish Cream at the spectacular Baileys lounge that was set up for guest at the show.  Continue...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

FG CONDEMNS ASUU’S NEW DEMANDS

The Federal Government, yesterday, condemned the new conditions which Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, insists must be met before the five-month old strike could be called off.
The three conditions were payment of four months salaries, which accumulated during the period of the strike; immediate implementation of the N1.2 trillion offered by the government to public universities, starting with the release of N100 billion this year and the balance of N1.1 trillion to be spread over five years from 2014.
The union also demanded that the salary arrears must not be paid in piecemeal.

Happy Birthday Don Jazzy

Mavin Records Boss turned 31 today...Wishing him more years ahead...#IDJA

Can You step out in This Outfit??

hahaaa...can you?

Meet some of Nigeria’s highest paid CEOs

Leadership has unveiled some of Nigeria's highest paid CEOs and the stories behind their rise to the top, based on authoritative reports, between 2009 and 2012. Read below

Culled from Leadership
Being a successful and influential chief executive officer takes hard work, guts, sacrifice and a more-than-average knowledge of how the business environment works. Many who wish to be successful and influential wonder how others have achieved great things, thinking such feats are impossible in their bid to toe same path.
Nigeria boasts a slew of successful CEOs in almost every sector – banking, oil and gas, sports, health and manufacturing. LEADERSHIP Friday unveils some of them. Find the report below...

Eva Longoria wears nothing but crystals on the cover of ELLE Magazine

Eva Longoria looking really beautiful on the cover of the December issue of ELLE magazine wearing nothing but Swarovski crystals...nice cover!

American Music Awards 2013: Red carpet pics + Full list of winners

The 2013 American Music Awards took place on Nov. 24, 2013 at the Nokia Theatre Los Angeles. Pictured above are Rihanna (who won an Icon award) Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez. See more red carpet photos and full list of winners below...

Win VIP tickets to Harp Rhythm Unplugged & get a chance to meet Wyclef

All you have to do is follow Flytime Promotions on Twitter @flytimeevents and like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/flytimepromotions. A question will be asked every Friday starting this week to December 13th by 6pm Nigerian time and the first person to get the answer right wins 2 VIP tickets to the concert and gets a chance to meet their favourite artists.

Celebrate Nigeria’s Ticket to FIFA World Cup, Brazil 2014 with Jay Jay Okocha at the Puma Store Launch in Lagos

Join football superstar Jay Jay Okocha and Puma to celebrate the Super Eagles at the Puma Store Launch in Lagos.
For your chance to win an exclusive invitation as well as a unique prize, come up with a creative 2-3 word slogan for the PUMA brand. E-mail your suggestions to contact@edenlifenigeria.com or tweet at @edenlifenig and include your contact details.
Deadline: Wednesday 27th November 2013.
 

The winner will be notified

17 Year Old Cynthia Abdulahi Wins “Nigeria’s Next Supermodel” 2013 Competition in Lagos

Following the finale which held on Saturday 23rd November 2013 at the Oriental Hotels, Lagos, 17 year old Kogi State native Cynthia Abdulahi was named the winner of the Nigeria’s Next Supermodel 2013. Cynthia, who burst into tears as soon as her name was called, left the event with the winning title, a brand new Hyundai Accent car courtesy of Studio 24 and a 1 year modelling contract with Isis model agency.

Congratulations to the winner.

7 PDP Governors including Rotimi Amaechi & Babangida Aliyu Leave PDP to Join APC

Multiple news outlets reveal that seven governors of ruling party – Peoples Democratic Party have announced their decision to merge with APC.
They include Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Rabiu Kwankwanso (Kano), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Badulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Dr. Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto).
Today Tuesday 26th November 2013, the governors held a meeting with the APC leaders in Abuja. The decision was “aimed at rescuing the country” reports Punch Newspaper.
Present at the meeting was the former Governor of Lagos Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former Head of State Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

Angelina Jolie buys Brad Pitt an Island for his 50th birthday

According to new reports, Angelina Jolie just dropped $19million for a secluded heart shaped Island located in Lake Mahopac, 50-miles away from New York City, which she reportedly plans to present to her partner Brad Pitt on his 50th birthday on December 18th.

Angelina paid a recent visit to Petra Island where she discovered two sprawling properties designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who is Brad's favorite architect. She reportedly paid for one of the properties.
"As soon as Angelina heard the island was on the market she arranged a viewing. She was really impressed. The house is perfect for romantic getaways or as a family retreat," a source told the Daily Mirror U.K. "It's very private and Angelina knows the fact the island is in the shape of a heart will mean so much to him," the source explained.
The 11-acre Island boasts panoramic views, a helicopter pad, the famous Massaro house and a cottage.

Singer Dencia set to launch skin care line called Whitenicious

Pop singer Dencia is set to launch a skin care line starting with a dark spot remover. Whitenicious by Dencia is set to launch this December and will be sold online and select stores around the world. Whitenicious is targeted at people suffering from dark spots anywhere on the body.

Billionaire businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija profiled in Essence magazine

Below is what the magazine wrote about the billionaire oil magnate in the latest issue of their magazine where they listed women who are big players in business all over the world
"When financial magazine Ventures Africa tallied the fortune of Nigeria's wealthiest citizens, oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija ranked 4th on the 55-member list. Having enjoyed success in banking, fashion and literature, Alakija leads the Rose of Sharon Foundation which offers a second to her country's widows and orphans. Now, with a fortune estimated at $7.3billion, she holds the title of Africa's richest woman'

MUST READ: 10 Relationship Tips Everyone Forgets

“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
―Elizabeth Gilbert
Several years ago, on their 50th anniversary, my 87-year-old grandfather looked at my 84-year-old grandmother and said, “This right here, our relationship, this is my greatest accomplishment.”
My grandfather’s words have always remained with me.  They were beautifully romantic, but more importantly, they were delightfully true.  Healthy relationships are accomplishments.  They take commitment and work, and two people who are willing to meet in the middle and put in the necessary effort.
If you’re in a relationship, intimate or platonic, that could use a little help, the tips below will come in handy…

Sokoto state plans mass wedding for 250 widows, widowers

The Sokoto State Government said on Sunday that it would give out in a mass wedding, 250 widows and widowers across the state to give them a new lease of life.

Alhaji Zubairu Goronyo, the state Commissioner for Social Development, who announced this at the screening of the beneficiaries in Sokoto, said that the venture would gulp N30 million.

According to him, a date will soon be fixed for the exercise.

Babyface admits he was never in love with ex-wife Tracey Edmonds

In his Next Chapter interview with Oprah Winfrey, R&B singer and songwriter Kenneth 'Baby Face' Edmonds admits he and ex-wife Tracey were never really in love...

Baby Face tells Oprah,
"The reality is that there was a connection that wasn’t really there. We loved each other but we weren’t really in love with each other. It was more the idea of it falling apart and me holding onto the image of what I thought we were.
"I don’t feel like we were supposed to be together forever. I’m okay with it because I think she’s okay."
The two met in1990, when Tracey auditioned for a music video. They married in 1992 and have two sons. Thirteen years later, in 2005, Tracey filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. 13 years and they were never in love? Guess not every marriage is built upon 'love.

Gunmen attack Aviation Minister Stella Oduah's car - Police

The FCT Police Command on Monday in Abuja confirmed that gunmen fired shots at the car of the Minister of Aviation, Ms Stella Oduah in Abuja. The spokesperson of the command, Altine Daniel, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the incident occurred at about 10 p.m. on Friday.

She added that the minister was not in the car when the incident took place.

Ms. Daniel, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, however, said that the incident was reported to the police on Monday at about 5:30 p.m. According to her, some metal objects were found in the vehicle which do not look like the conventional bullet. “The objects will be subjected to ballistic test,” she said. According to her, investigation into the incident has begun. Continue...

Adaobi Obih's suspected killer Ryan Klug caught in Texas

The prime suspect in the murder of 26 year old Nigerian, Adaobi. M. Obih, has been apprehended in Texas. Ryan Allen Klug was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals near Galveston, Texas on Saturday Nov. 23rd, four days after his roommate Adaobi was found dead in the flat they shared in Indiana.

A full time test engineer at Cummins Inc., Adaobi only began to pursue her PHD before she was murdered. Family sources said she leased the apartment on her own and Klug was her tenant who paid rent to her. They also said Ada interviewed a large number of people before deciding to lease a room to Klug. Only for him to end up killing her.

Ada's employees were alerted after she missed two days of work. They went to her flat to see what was going on with her only to find her lifeless body in her apartment. Ada had been stabbed multiple times and her throat cut.

9ice warns bloggers not to upload his songs on their blogs!

 
like anyone is interested in doing so...*sigh*

Late MKO Abiola's wife Dr Doyin Abiola reportedly arrested for fraud

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, one of late MKO Abiola's wife, and former MD of the defunct Concord Newspapers, Dr. Doyin Abiola has been arraigned before the Federal High Court, Lagos, for fraud.
A statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer DSP Ngozi Isintume-Agu said that the Financial Malpractices Investigation Unit (FMIU) of Special Fraud Unit (SFU) said that between 2006 and 2008, as a Director of the Integrated Microfinance Bank, Dr. Abiola granted to herself without collateral and approval from the Management, the sum of N26,611,246.48.
Dr. Abiola, of 42/46 Moshood Abiola Crescent, Ikeja, Lagos, and wife of the late Chief Moshood Abiola, is one of four Managing Directors or Directors of Integrated Microfinance Bank (IMFB) located at 6A Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, who were arrested and charged by the SFU.

Zimbabwe outlaws Nigerians from trading in their country

 
According to news reports, starting from January next year, Nigerians trading in Zimbabwe will no longer be allowed to. Zimbabwean authorities said they have given foreign shop-owners, mostly Chinese and Nigerian nationals, an ultimatum to shut down their businesses by January. 1, 2014.

From Integrity Reporters 
A top official of the black empowerment ministry said only Zimbabweans had the right to run shops that have sprung up across the country and are termed foreign businesses targeted under the nation’s black empowerment laws, the state-controlled Herald newspaper reportedFriday.
Those laws, passed in 2007, demand foreign businesses to cede 51 percent control to local blacks. The foreign shop owners have been criticized for taking retail trade opportunities from Zimbabwean traders by selling cheap imports.
Poor townships and city flea markets have in recent years been inundated by shops run by foreigners. According to state media, shop owners who fail to comply will be arrested

Pics: National Carrier Nigerian Eagle plane sighted ahead of launch

Nigeria's oldest airline, Aero Contractors has reportedly changed its name to Nigerian Eagle and will be the national carrier. A Boeing 737-500 wearing the national colours is currently parked in a private hangar at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The new national carrier will be unveiled in the coming days. Photos courtesy - Auto Focus Blog

Friday, November 22, 2013

Hey Aspiring Designers & Models, This is for You! You’re Invited for Fashion Fusion 2013 | Wednesday 18th December 2013

Are you ready for a fashion fusion?
Tagged #FashionFusion2013, this youth empowerment initiative has been created to target and empower aspiring young designers who have found their passion for fashion and ventured into the fashion industry. The event will be organised to showcase young Nigerian designers, models with side attractions like performances and comedy skits.

Firstly, in a screening process, the models and designers will pass through a preliminary stage from which only 15 outstanding designers & models will be chosen to showcase their creativity at the event. The designer with the best showcase will be determined by a panel of judges that will include Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Zizi Cardow, Adebayo Oke-Lawal, Uche Nnaji, Lanre DaSilva Ajayi and more. The model with the best catwalk will also be decided. Continue...

The best in these 2 categories  will win a cash prize of N250,000 and N50,000 respectively among other benefits.
What an opportunity! Are you interested? Then download your form here: PDF Format | Word Doc Format

If you are interested in being a part of this project, whether as a sponsor, partner or participant, please contact: Ebere C. Ekeledo at +2348180321046 | Email thefashionfusion13@gmail.com.
 
Date: Wednesday 18th December 2013
Venue: The Oriental Hotel, 3, Maroko Road, Ikoyi, Lagos