Monday, March 31, 2014

Court orders 37 defected PDP House of Rep members to resign

The 37 PDP House of Representative members who defected to APC in December 2013 have been ordered to vacate their seats and the House.
 
Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave the order today while delivering judgment in a suit filed against the defected lawmakers by the PDP. The judge said the lawmakers no longer had any business, morally and legally in the Assembly and so should resign.
"Having perused the arguments of counsel and the constitutional provisions, it is clear and unambiguous that the defendants were sponsored by the PDP and won the election on its platform. It is also the court’s opinion that their tenure has not expired and there is no division in the PDP.
“The defendants are, therefore, not competent to vote or contribute to any proceedings in the House of Representatives. An order of perpetual injunction is, hereby, ordered, restraining them from altering or attempting to change the leadership of the House of Reps,” Justice Ademola said.
In January 2014, PDP instituted a suit against the defected lawmakers who attempted to cause an alteration in the leadership of the House of Representative.

'I'm a supporter of polygamy; most African men are polygamous in nature' - Jibola Dabo

Nollywood actor Jibola Dabo, who has five children from different women said in a recent interview with TheNetng that he's an ardent supporter of polygamy and believes that most men in Africa are polygamous in nature. Read what he said below and tell us if you agree with him...
"People misunderstands what polygamy means. I am an ardent supporter of polygamy. Every single man, mostly from Africa, is polygamous in nature. We are just deceiving ourselves. Polygamy means when you see a woman you love and desire, you marry her with the consent of your already married wife and bring her home. It's not when you have one wife at home, then you have others scattered in different other places, that is not polygamy. And not when you have three wives and you cannot take care of one, that is an insult to polygamy. There are so many women out there who just want to have a man as an umbrella, but we keep saying one man one woman. Yet the women keep suffering. We all know that we have much more women in this world than men, the ratio is too high.

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'Facts About The New Lagos State Smoking In Public Places Law'

Article sent in by Choices Nigeria.
There have been different views on the recently passed smoking law since it was signed by the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola on 17th of February 2014. 
We have now obtained a copy of the law and are surprised to read that contrary to what some people think, the law only becomes effective on the 17th of August 2014, which is six months after the Governor signed. This means that even the police that have been harassing smokers are not aware of this. Incredibly, the law also allows for smoking in open places such as on the streets, roads and highways as wells as in 10% of hotels, bars, night clubs and tertiary institutions. It even goes further to state that the law will be enforced by the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), meanwhile all manner of people have been harassing smokers, even LATSMA and Boys Scout.. Can our government ensure that the public are well informed about laws they pass to prevent undue harassment of its citizens.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Watch The Fabulous Life of Jay Z and Beyoncé

Jay Z and Beyonce are one of world's richest and most talented couples. Their net worth is estimated to be about $775 million.

When it comes to gifts, Beyoncé and Jay Z only buy the best of the best. By the time their daughter Blue Ivy was 2 days old, she had already amassed a collection of baby gear worth $1.5 million. For Beyoncé's 25th birthday, Jay got her a vintage Rolls Royce for a cool million bucks. Bey returned the favor and got him a $2 million Bugatti Veyron Sport, one of the most expensive cars in the world.

Beyoncé and Jay Z have exceptional taste and always look amazing from head to toe. From Bey's wig collection worth $1 million, to Jay's $2500 custom sneakers covered in nine animals skins and $4000 custom Tom Ford suits, these two truly are style icons.

When the King and Queen of Hip Hop need some R & R, they head to some of the most luxurious locales in the world. Dropping $20,000 a night for a Penthouse in Paris and $400,000 for a mansion in the Hamptons. Together, Beyoncé and Jay Z are the highest earning celeb couple in the world and have no qualms about spending a ton of cash on whatever they want! Check their fab life below...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

VIDEO PREMIERE: 2Face – Dance In The Rain

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Introducing Nigeria’s Hottest Lyricist Competition – Hennessy & The Beat FM’s “The V Class”

To show it’s appreciation to a music genre which has played an important role in it’s brand growth, the world’s No 1 Cognac, Hennessy in partnership with Nigeria’s leading urbane radio station, The Beat FM 99.9, have announced the kickoff of a new hip hop show, created to discover and promote talented MCs in the Nigerian entertainment scene.

The VS Class” which kicks off from Thursday 10th April 2014, addresses various Hip Hop conversations including Hennessy’s image as HipHop’s number one spirit as well as the celebration of hip hop, both in the local and international entertainment industries. Along with selecting the next MI or Jay Z among the rap contenders, the show will also feature some of Nigeria’s rap icons who have marked their names in the hearts of many. Continue...

Nollywood’s Biggest Blockbuster? “Half of a Yellow Sun” Had a $10 Million Budget

The adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s best selling novel – Half of a Yellow Sun, cost the production team a lot of Benjamins.

Half of a Yellow Sun set to premiere in Nigeria on Saturday 12th April 2014, stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Genevieve Nnaji, O.C. Ukeje, Onyeka Onwenu, John Boyega, Anika Noni Rose, Zach Orji, Gloria Young and Tina Mba.
Biyi Bandele, who also directed the MTV Base “Shuga” Series, was the director.

According to Yewande Sadiku, an Executive Producer of the film, finding the funds for the flick was no easy task. “After I successfully raised $1bn for an undisclosed telecommunications company in Nigeria, I thought it would be very easy to raised $12m to shoot Half of a Yellow Sun. But I was wrong.” she said at a private screening on Tuesday at the Ozone Cinemas, Yaba, Lagos.

She further stated that “After I was turned down by some investors, I became very sad and unhappy for Nollywood. But the required funds were finally realised. The movie costs us about $10m dollars to shoot and this is beside other fees“.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton will be present at the premiere in Lagos.

Musician Zara Gretti Passes On at 28

Singer Margaret Mary Oluwatoyin Ejiro Joseph popularly known as Zara Gretti has died. She died this morning in Nigeria after a battle with Multiple Sclerosis. (MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord).

Her last tweet last night was "I love and hate my life". She died a few hours later, this morning. She was only 28 years old. Zara, may your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace.

Photos from Ese Walter and Benny Ark's white wedding

Ese Walter and Cool FM OAP Benny Ark's church wedding held today in Abuja. Big congrats to them. See more photos below...

Pastor Sign Fireman absolved of murder

Weeks after he was arrested for the alleged ritual murder of a virgin girl, Pastor Sign Fireman, the founder of Perfect Christianity Mission, has been cleared of all murder charges.

The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) absolved the popular pastor of complicity in the murder of a 12 year old virgin after the conclusion of police investigations into the incident.
"After a careful consideration of the facts contained in the duplicate file, this office is of the opinion that a prima facie case of murder is established against the primary suspect (Egbo) only. In view of the foregoing, this office shall prosecute Egbo at the state high court for the offence of murder.
“On the other hand, the second suspect (Fireman) is to be released forthwith if he is still in custody as no case is established against him,” the DPP stated.
Ikechukwu Egbo, the young man who strangled the little girl to death in an abandoned building in the Badagry area of Lagos is still in custody and has been charged with murder. Fireman has since said he's not planning to sue the police over his arrest because they were only doing their job.

Funmi Victor Okigbo covers new issue of Mania

The Age issue comes with a slant this season as Mania celebrates transitions and traditions. The cover girl is such a graceful professional whose impact is best felt behind the scenes. She shares on life, her work ethic and her loving family in an exclusive interview.

Photographer: Kelechi Amadi-Obi. Fashion Editor: Godson Ukaegbu. Make-up: Bimpe Onakoya. Hair: Zubby Eneoma

OC Ukeje the “New Nollywood Leading Man” covers Bubbles Magazine’s New Issue

OC Ukeje is the cover star for Bubbles Magazine‘s new issue.

Don’t Wear Underwear to Church, so Christ Can “Enter”! – Kenyan Pastor

Reverend Njohi, a Reverend at Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church in Kenya, ordered the female members of his congregation to attend church without any form of underwear so that  Christ can enter their lives.
He reportedly banned the wearing of undergarments in his church because they are ungodly, and people need to be  free in body and spirit to receive Christ.
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ccording to The Kenyan Post, Njohi allegedly warned members that there would be terrible consequences if they attempted to secretly wear bra or pant. Mothers were also advised to make sure their daughters comply with the order.

I can’t waste my time on El-Rufai, he’s too small - Pastor Oritsejafor

In an interview with Punch today, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor responded for the first time on Mallam Nasir Elrufai's claims that the private jet he got some months back was from the presidency and not from his church members. (Find story here)
Your children in the ministry bought aircraft for you recently, but Mallam Nasir el-Rufai claimed it was a gift from the President. How do you feel about this?
I am glad that there are people who challenged him. I would only be dignifying him if a person at my level starts exchanging words with a small person like el-Rufai. He is too small. I will not dignify him with a response. People responded. They told him that since he knew who gave the gift, he should provide the proof, which he hasn’t done till today. Obviously, he didn’t have any proof. That is the problem with Nigeria. We continue to celebrate people like el-Rufai. He is too small for me.
Are you considering legal actions against him?
If I did that, I would be giving him publicity. el-Rufai is too small for that. I shouldn’t have anything to do with him. If there are other Nigerians who will want to take him to court, they are free, but not for me. Going to court with who? el-Rufai? el-Rufai is too small. I won’t waste my time on him.

Singer Adokiye dazzles in new promo photos


To celebrate her birthday today 29th March 2014, pop singer Adokiye releases new pictures. Check on them out below...

NYPD shuts down Davido's NY concert

The New York Police Department last night March 28th shut down Davido's concert which held at Pulse 48 in Brooklyn because the concert was overbooked, leading to safety concerns. People going to the concert caused shut down of two blocks in Brooklyn, forcing the police to intervene.

The show yesterday was supposed to be Davido's first show as he kicks off US/Canada Tour 2014. He has a show in D.C today and Minnesota tomorrow. Then Dallas, Texas on Friday the 4th of April, then makes a final stop in Toronto, Canada on the 5th of April.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sean Tizzle, Uti Nwachukwu, DJ Jimmy Jatt & Others Rock Hard at the 1st “Jack & The Beats” Party in Lagos!

The Place by Papas in Lekki took on a whole new vibe on Saturday 15th March 2014 as rock enthusiasts attended the first edition of Jack Daniel’s Jack & the Beats party.

The party featured premium whiskey from Jack Daniel’s and guests were treated to an exclusive opening with rock performances and music mixes by The King’s Band and DJ Humility. Sean Tizzle and Kamar also performed rock versions of their hit singles.

Jack & the Beats also played host to DJ Jimmy Jatt, SDC, D’tunes, Eva, Efa, Chris D Razor (Beat FM), Uti Uwachukwu, Clay and others.

The next edition of Jack & the beats will hold on Saturday 29th March 2014 at Crescendo Lounge, Ikeja GRA, Lagos. This event will feature rock performances from Eva, Ese Peters and Reminisce with live music support from The King’s Band and DJ Humility.
Check out pictures from the first edition below...

South Africa’s Bonang Matheba Announced as Face of BIC Flexi Lady!

The Model/DJ/Brand Ambassador/TV Host/Lingerie Connoisseur/Fashionista (catch breath here) has been announced as the face of BIC Flexi Lady.
The self-proclaimed “Queen of Everything,”who was announced as the new judge for the crowning of Miss South Africa, has also picked up the title of the Face of BIC Flexi Lady and is excited to share it as she did earlier on today on her Instagram page saying “Proud to announce my beautiful new campaign for BIC’s new premium products!! ❤️.. Look out of it!!#FaceOfBICFlexiLady“.

Senate Appoints New CBN Governor: Godwin Emefiele

Zenith Bank boss Godwin Emefiele, has been appointed as the new governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The Senate on Wednesday, confirmed the appointment.
“Emefiele will ensure the prerequisite responsibilities of the central bank governor without fear or favour,” said Senate President, David Mark. 
According to Vanguard Newspaper, Emefiele was not very well known outside the banking industry until his name was presented. He was reportedly regarded as “a low-profile, conservative figure who was unlikely to rock the boat.”
President Goodluck Jonathan suspended ex-CBN governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on February 20th, due to financial misconduct.

Sheffield Hallam University UK is Offering Nigerian Students a £3,000 Discount for Post & Undergraduate Courses!

Sheffield Hallam University, UK, is offering a £3,000 discount on undergraduate and postgraduate course fees to students living in Nigeria.
The University, located in the city of Sheffield, North of the UK, launched the discount to celebrate the opening of their office in Lagos and the growing numbers of Nigerian students joining their student community.

The University is also offering high-achieving Nigerian students the opportunity to apply for a full-fee or half-fee scholarship –  Continue...

APC Declares 7-Day Fasting & Prayer Against PDP in Rivers State

“With God, all things are possible.”

Apparently, the Rivers State All Progressive Congress (APC) have adopted this spiritual ideology into their political doctrine. They have called for a seven-day fasting and prayer session to pray for the emergence of supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike as the gubernatorial candidate of the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2015 election.
In a statement by the APC’s Interim State Chairman, Davies Ikanya, he expressed that APC was happy with PDP’s decision to consider Wike as governorship candidate for Rivers State. The statement revealed that APC would embark on a fast for the PDP groups to resolve their differences and officially adopt Wike as their candidate, whom they deem as an “unsellable” candidate. The APC said this would make it  easy for them to defeat the PDP, which is the main opposition party in the state. Continue...

Beware of ‘Viagra’ Drinks! Experts Warn Nigerians

Experts are warning Nigerians to abstain from ‘Viagra drinks,’ as they pose significant health risks.
‘Viagra’ drinks such as ‘Kondo‘ (baton), ‘Koboko’ (horse whip), and ‘XXL’ are popular in Nigeria and some parts of West Africa because they serve as cheaper alternatives to actual Viagra pills.
Viagra, which is consumed to treat erectile dysfunction, costs between $5 (N800) and $11 (N1,800) per little blue pill in Nigeria, which is a bit too expensive for most people who live on about $2 a day. Consequently, most people opt for these ‘Viagra’ drinks, which are deemed apparent cheaper alternatives – they cost around $2 (N300) per bottle. Continue...

Aliko Dangote Plans to Acquire Stake in Shell Nigeria’s Gas Field

Africa’s Richest Man Aliko Dangote is taking over the Nigerian business world, one step at a time.
According to African Intelligence, the Nigerian tycoon is planning to acquire a stake in a Nigerian gas field owned by Shell.
His company, Dangote Industries reportedly submitted the highest bid for the Anglo-Dutch multinational energy company’s stake in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 18 at an auction last year. The amount set aside by Dangote for the bid as well and the stake to be acquired, isn’t revealed.
Forbes’ Mfonobong Nsehe reports that this isn’t the first time Aliko Dangote made an attempt to acquire a stake in the company. He lost to Conoil Producing in 2010 in a bid for a 45% stake on OML 30.

#ShareABaileysWithMum in the Baileys Mother’s Day Campaign!

Her arms are always open when we need a hug; her heart understands when we need a friend. Her gentle eyes are stern when we need a lesson, her strength and love guides us and gives us wings to help soar. That’s a MOTHER.

We all love our Mothers deeply, don’t we? Yes we all do, right? Well, Baileys, the most loved Irish cream spirit brand also loves our mums; and the brand is set to give all of us a unique opportunity to convey the depth of feeling that is associated with Mother’s Day.
A Mother’s love is sure to find, it’s selfless and makes us feel so special. So reciprocate this unique love on Mother’s day, share a Baileys with your mum on this special day.
Baileys is set to make this year’s Mother’s Day celebration the best you & your mum have ever experienced.

Genevieve Nnaji shares before and after make-over pic

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Nollywood director Moses Inwang releases pre-wedding photos

Nollywood producer/director Moses Inwang and his model/actress girlfriend Emem Udonquak just released their pre-wedding photos. The couple will wed on Saturday April 5th. See more photos below...

Multichoice boss Dewunmi Ogunsanya's loses wife to cancer

The Chairman of Multichoice Nigeria, Dewunmi Ogunsanya lost his wife over the weekend. Mrs Ogunsanya died following complications from cancer she had been battling with for a while. May her soul rest in peace. Amen.

Lamar Odom 'had dirty conversation with ex Liza Morales on phone'

According to a report Intouch Weekly, Khloe Kardashian's estranged husband Lamar Odom 'got dirty' on the phone with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his two children, Liza Morales.

In Touch reports that 'Lamar called Liza acting like he wanted to hook up again' and 'Liza laughed at him. But if he’s trying to get things better with Khloe, she’d better watch out, because Lamar is still creeping.’ a source told the mag.

Lamar and Liza were together for 10 years, and have Destiny, 16, and Lamar Jr, 12 together

Policeman kills self, wife, 5 others over marital dispute in Abeokuta

A police officer in Ogun State on Thursday march 27th shot and killed seven people including his own wife, a 2 year old, and himself, Premium Times reports. The full report below...
Police Corporal Sunkanmi Ogunbiyi, attached to State Criminal Investigation Department of the Ogun State Police Command, went berserk on Thursday morning in Abeokuta.
The rampaging policeman was said to be having matrimonial problems with Oluwatosin, his wife, who is also a police corporal attached to Obantoko police station in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital.
According to neighbours, following a quarrel between the couple, Oluwatosin moved, alongside their two children, to the house of a neighbour, their landlady.

100% Nigerian! Jumia.com Opens “By Naija” Store for Nigerian Fashion Brands

Style is all that matters nowadays, from the clothes you wear, to how you wear them and to what occasion you choose to wear them to. Style and fashion are intertwined and that is not any different in Nigeria. With the latest fashion trends spiking up, there is a need to continue shopping for latest pieces that will fit into the latest trend or go with your love for fashion.

Nigeria’s biggest fashion store, Jumia opens up a new sub store for proudly Nigerian fashion called the ‘By Naija’ store. At the same time you can also shop from over 20,000 fashion items online from just one fashion store Jumia.com. This is Nigeria’s largest fashion store online and they have some of your best fashion brands locally and internationally. Continue...

Tchidi Chikere and Nuella Njubigbo to wed this weekend; issues statement

 
It’s been over a year since rumours about their relationship surfaced and finally Nollywood actress Nuella Njubigbo and Nollywood producer/director Tchidi Chikere have confirmed that they are getting married.
The ceremony will take place in Anambra state this weekend. Nuella confirmed the news via her rep Big Sam Media.
Read her story below;

Chidi Lloyd discharged and acquitted of attempted murder

On January 3rd, Chidi Lloyd, the Rivers State lawmaker who was arrested for hitting his colleague with a mace during the mayhem at Rivers State Assembly in July 2013, was arrested for the alleged murder of two people, one Kingsley Ejeuo and police sergeant Urang Obadiah. The lawmaker was accused of knocking down and killing the police sergeant while pursuing Kingsley Ejeuo who he also allegedly killed with his car.

He was discharged and acquitted over a charge of attempted murder by a High Court in Port Harcourt today. The presiding judge said there was nothing the court could do in the matter as the police was not willing to prosecute the case.

Pics: Rita Dominic plays lead female character in Darey's new video

Darey has decided to let his fans go behind the scenes of the making of the“Special Fever” music video. Darey released "Special Fever'' last year, a unique R&B/Highlife music that describes the art of love. The beach-themed video was directed by Clarence Peters and features Rita Dominic as the lead female character. 

The video also features cameos from DJ Sose, Muna, Mo Eazy, Zaina, Lamboginny, JJC and a host of others. Check on more pics below...

Pic: 2face gets customized mic from luxury designer, Malivelihood

2face Idibia recently showed off the customized microphone that was specially made for him by luxury designer, Malivelihood.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chidi Mokeme & Beverly Naya cover Redsheet magazine 24th edition

Nollywood stars Chidi Mokeme and Beverly Naya cover the latest issue of Redsheet magazine...more below...

Photos from KWAM1's daughter's wedding

Fuji star KWAM1 performed the last lap of wedding ceremonies for 3 of his daughters when he gave his daughter, Sekinat Anifowose out in marriage to Fuad Ademola Adeyemo on Sunday March 9th.

His other daughters got married on the 3rd and 6th of March. Dignitaries at the wedding on Sunday included Gov Babatunde Fashola, Gov Rauf Aregbesola, and a host of Yoruba actors and actresses. See more photos below...