Saturday, June 30, 2012

Covenant Varsity produces 88 first class students; 10 under 19years old

Nineteen-year-old Wukeh Egem-Odey on Friday emerged the overall best graduating student of  the Covenant University, Ota in Ogun in the 2011/ 2012 academic session.

Egem-Odey is among the 88 first class students produced by the university in the academic session.

The first class students were among 1,389 persons conferred with various degrees at the university’s seventh convocation ceremony at Ota.

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Aize Obayan, said that 10 of the graduating students were less than 19 years old.

Obayan said that 646 of the graduands had second class, upper division while 576 graduated in second class, lower division while 79 received third class degrees.

The vice chancellor said that the institution’s School of Postgraduate Studies graduated a total of 89 students out of which 70 had master’s degree and 19 PhDs.

Obayan said that the university had, in its first 10 years of existence, laid a solid foundation for raising a generations of new leaders.

In his address, the Chancellor of the University, Dr David Oyedepo, decried the heightening insecurity in Nigeria and appealed to the Federal Government to address the problem urgently.

Oyedepo said that young Nigerian graduates were ready to shun the National Youth Service Corps scheme because of insecurity.

“Everyone today can see that the greatest threat to our nationhood is the ongoing mass killing and attack on churches, since December, 2010, which has claimed over 1,500 souls and left many wounded.

“The state of insecurity in our country today seems to have defied all logical approach but it remains a duty to stamp out this ugly situation from our country before it claims further casualties,’’ he said.

He pointed out that standard of living in the country was declining because of insecurity, regretting the increasing unemployment in the country, saying that about 40 million youths were jobless or underemployed.

“We can only make a loud call for a ‘stop and think’ approach because we need intellectual bravery in our universities if we must attain relevance and secure our environment for peace and progress.

“We desperately require the right kind of education that will culminate in the emergence of the right kind of leaders and promote the right values,’’ he said.

Oyedepo told the graduating students to be of good behaviour and to contribute their quota to national development.

A former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, said there was an urgent need for African countries to bridge the productivity gap between men and women through institutional reforms and effective public investment.

She said that women had poor access to education and skill acquisition opportunities.

Ezekwesili said that empowerment of women to participate actively in a modern society would enlarge the scope of human capital that would power economic growth.

“Every society that disrespects the right of women to access basic services ignores their right to participate in the decision-making process in the family and the general society,’’ she said.

Ezekwesili advised the graduands to be focused in the pursuit  of their visions.

Responding on behalf of the graduands, Egem-Odey pledged that they would be among those to improve  Nigeria’s economic fortune.

Egem-Odey, an accountant, said that Nigeria had the potential to compete favourably with great economies but needed to strengthen various institutions to achieve the feat.

On his achievement, he said: “I denied myself comfort and pleasure which a lot of our youths are not ready to do.

“I wish to advise those looking up to me to place  emphasis on long-term plans and proper execution in order to soar,’’ he said. (NAN)

Katie Holmes To Receive $15M From Tom Cruise as Divorce Settlement

Katie Holmes is being reported to receive  $3 million for every year she was married to Tom Cruise.
The 33-year-old actress  filed for divorce on friday( june 29,2012)from the 49-year-old actor  who she got married to in November 2006  and as she had signed a pre-nuptial agreement before they tied the knot, she is unable to seek half his rumoured $275 million fortune.
Instead, she will reportedly be paid $15 million for the five-year union as well as being given their $35 million Beverly Hills mansion.
 However, Katie ,who has cited ''irreconcilable differences'' as the reason behind their split  is seeking sole custody of the couple's six-year-old daughter, Suri, and experts believe she will get a huge amount of child support from Tom.
 Top divorce attorney Vikki Ziegler told ''Most of the estate is Tom's. She'll have to go for a lot of child support. She'll have to show that Suri has nannies, cars, activities, clothes, hair appointments. That a hefty amount each month is needed to maintain Suri's lifestyle.''
Once the divorce is finalised both Katie and Tom will keep their respective earnings from the projects they've worked on since November 2006.
     As well as the Beverly Hills mansion, the former couple also have homes in New York, Colorado, Italy and England.
 Since they did not stay married for 11 years, the pre-nuptial agreement states California community property laws won't apply to the divorce , which normally sees a couple's assets split 50/50.
Following the news Katie was filing for divorce, Tom , who has two children, Isabella, 19, and 17-year-old Connor with ex-wife Nicole Kidman said he was ''deeply saddened'' by it.

Man sues Jay Z for plagiarism

Rapper Jay Z is presently being sued over his 2010 best-seller ‘Decoded’ by a writer, Patrick White, who claims,  his work was illegally used in the book.
According to the lawsuit, filed on June 13, Mr. White, claims that portions of Jay Z’s book were taken from his laptop, which was stolen in 2009.
In 2009, my personal computer was compromised, resulting in my personal work to be used in Jay-Z’s book Decoded which was released in 2010’  White said.

Oshiomhole escapes death again

The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole on Thursday escaped death for the second time when unknown gunmen attacked his convey on his way from Usen to Benin.
Mr Oshiomhole had paid a visit to the Onogie of Usen, His Royal Highness Oluogbe II at his palace and was on his way back when the incident occurred.

Friday, June 29, 2012

PHOTOS: Rihanna Paints London Red Hot

Rihanna was red hot when she stepped out in London yesterday.
The “Where Have You Been” singer is know for her barely there attire as much as she is known for her music, but this time Rihanna stepped out her London hotel looking dapper.
Rihanna donned a fiery red Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo with pink satin detailing.
She was greeted by hundreds of fans who snapped photographs and scrambled for an autograph.
See more photos below...

PHOTOS: Kanye West Gives Jay-Z A $34000 Skull For Fathers Day

Yeezy spent $34,000 on a Lions & Sons’ Divora Skull in Yellow Gold with Red Topaz stones. He hand delivered it himself in a private jet accompanied by a courier. Yeezy ain’t taking no chances with his valuables. lol
See picture below...

Adele Expecting First Child With Boyfriend Simon Konecki

British singer Adele has announced she is pregnant and expecting her first baby with boyfriend Simon konecki .
"Im delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together,""I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx." The singer announced on her website moments ago.
Adele met her  36-year-old boyfriend last summer .Simon Konecki  is a  former financier and the co-founder of  U.K.bottled water company, Life Water.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes To Divorce After Five Years of Marriage

Hollywood super-couple Tom Cruise and katie holmes are divorcing after getting married for five years .
 In a statement released by Katie holmes attorney "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," . "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."  

Beyonce and Jay Z To Attend Sunday's BET Awards

Super-couple Beyonce and Jay z have been confirmed to attend the 2012 BET awards to hold  July 1 ,2012 in Los Angeles .Beyonce who is the second most nominated act  will battle her husband for video of the year at the BET Awards.
Beyonce fanpage confirmed she is going to attend.

Pastor Chris Okotie Plans To Remarry In December?

It's no longer news that spiritual head of Household of God church and former presidential aspirant of Fresh Party, Pastor Kris Okotie and his pretty wife Stephanie have ended their four year-old fruitless marriage.

If the report reaching us is anything to go by, then Rev Chris Okotie has said again that come December, he's going to be married again because it's not good for the man to be alone, quoting God from the book of Genesis. 

Pastor Runs Mad While Praying For Mad Man In Ibadan

PEOPLE living at Oke-Ado area of Ibadan, Oyo State, as well as shop owners and automobile dealers along Molete road in the town, on Thursday, watched a drama involving a pastor and a mad man.
The pastor, whose name is Timothy, according to an eyewitness, got to Ososami junctions of Oke-Ado around 5.20 p.m and went to meet the mentally-deranged man, popularly known as Tunde, who was sitting in front of a building in the area.

Thursday, June 28, 2012



Snoop Dogg Busted With Marijuana In Norway

American rapper Snoop dogg whose real name is calvin braodus was busted and detained after entering Norway today june 28,2012 with marijuana and a large amount of cash. 
Customs official in norway say Snoop entered the country with a small amount of marijuana that was detected by a sniffer-dog.. Snoop was also carrying more cash than is legally allowed and was subsequently fined 52,000 kroner ($8,600) for the violations. Snoop Dogg who has been arrested in the past many times for weed possession was scheduled to perform at a musical festival in the southern town of Kristiansand in Norway.

My ex-commissioner wife returned home without pants –Husband

David Erhabor, husband  of a former commissioner in Edo State, Florence Igbinigie-Erhabor, on Wednesday, told a Benin High Court, that his wife of 15 years once came home without putting on a pair of pants.
He said, “There was a day she came back home drunk and without a pair of pants on her. She was in the habit of keeping late nights.”

PHOTOS: Banky W Interviews Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola

Last week, the International Republican Institute (IRI) & US Agency for International Development (USAID) visited the Governor of Lagos with R & B Power House Banky W for a documentary hosted by Banky W.
Banky who is presently on set for MNET TV series “Jacob Cross” in South Africa tells us “The documentary is about promoting democracy in Nigeria through the youths of
Nigeria, and it included an interview with Governor Fashola, I had a nice time” 
 The song "Change" featuring Skales, Wiz, Niyola, Banky W and Shaydee on the Empire Mates State of Mind album will also be used in the documentary.
See more photos below...

Police Looking For Pastor Tunde Bakare

The State Intelligence Bureau of the Nigeria Police was expected to question Tunde Bakare, a fiery Lagos pastor and political activist, this morning.  

This followed an invitation letter, seen by SaharaReporters, which was sent to Pastor Bakare's church address on June 26.

Signed by CSP Usman Ayuba, the "invitation" followed an explosive sermon delivered by Pastor Bakare, who is also a top member of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), on Sunday June 17.  In it, he described President Goodluck Jonathan’s destiny as being “to bankrupt Nigeria," amongst other issues, in relation to the $6.8 billion oil subsidy scam.

eLDee To Release Undeniable Album July 1

  Veteran musician -producer eLDee da don has picked July 1,2012 as the release date for his long-awaited fifth album Undeniable. The album release was postponed few times in the past but is now ready .
Undeniable  was mainly produced by Sarz & Cobhams and  contains tracks like "Been there done that" ,  "Higher" "Today today" ,"wash wash ", "Always" ,Rundown and many more.

Kardashian family buy their future graves

It seems the Kardashian family are taking things serious and planning ahead as they were spotted at a famous cemetery in Hollywood yesterday purchasing space for their dead bodies.

Sources say Kim Kardashian, along with Khloe, Kourtney, Rob, Bruce and Kris all paid a visit to the Hollywood Forever cemetery to buy a family plot.

Reports also say the family hasn’t made up their mind because they want a really huge space for their family as Kim K and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe aren’t sure of how many kids they’ll have.

Kim’s dad Robert Kardashian is buried in another cemetery.

 Buying burial plot for unborn children...kardashians I hail o!

MAVIN’s Industry Nite concert moved to July 4th

Fans who are expecting to watch the MAVIN All Stars – Wande Coal, D’Prince, Dr SID, Tiwa Savage and producer Don Jazzy perform at the Industry Nite tonight will have to wait.

The special industry concert has been postponed.

According to organizers, the concert which was earlier scheduled to hold today Wednesday, June 27, 2012 was postponed because Tiwa Savage had an engagement with the United Nations.

The concert has now been moved to July 4 and as announced earlier will hold at the the Ballroom of the Oriental Hotel in Lekki. The event marks the first time the MAVIN artistes will all perform together since their launch in April.

This week’s Industry Nite will now feature popular highlife singer-producer Wizboyy.

Rihanna Escapes Early Morning Fire at London Hotel

Pop star rihanna early this morning escaped fire from a London Hotel .London Fire Brigade says she was among 300 people evacuated from conrinthian hotel after an early-morning fire in an elevator shaft. 

The  talk that talk singer tweeted news of the fire early Wednesday to her 21 million Twitter followers, posting a picture of a fire engine and the words: "Roamin da streets since 6am! Fyah in da telly." 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Arsenal To Play Super Eagles In Abuja On August 5th

English Premier League side Arsenal will play Nigeria's Super Eagles in a pre-season match in Abuja on 5 August.
Ranked 60th in the latest Fifa rankings, Nigeria face a Gunners side that finished third in the English top flight last season.

It will be the first time Arsenal have played in the West African nation.
"We are delighted to announce that Arsenal Football Club will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Abuja," said promoter David Omigie of DanJan Sports.
DanJan Sports say that agreement has been finalised with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to provide a strong Super Eagles side.

"The NFF have agreed that the country will present a strong side as coach Stephen Keshi continues his development process," said Omigie.

"The Arsenal manager [Arsene Wenger] will also use this game to showcase his full squad for the 2012/2013 football season."
The London club traditionally hosts an annual pre-season tournament at the Emirates Stadium, but they opted to postpone the event for a year because of the 2012 London Olympics.

The visit to Nigeria will conclude Arsenal's pre-season after tours to both China and Malaysia in July.
On their official website, Arsenal said: "The club last visited Africa during a tour to South Africa in July 1993."

"It is returning as a result of the fantastic support which exists for the team, not only in Nigeria, but across the entire continent."
DanJan Sports revealed that tickets for the match will go on sale from 4 July.
Four years ago, they brought two other English clubs, Manchester United and Portsmouth, to the Nigerian capital Abuja for a pre-season friendly.
As well as the match between the two, Portsmouth also played against Nigeria Premier League side Kano Pillars.

Two-time African champions Nigeria have competed at four World Cup tournaments, failing to reach the knock-out stages at the last tournament in South Africa in 2010.


in case you thought that gay something wasn't true...think again o!!

Beyonce's Tribute To Micheal Jackson

Beyonce Knowles has written a tribute to Michael Jackson, three years after the day of his death on Monday (25.06.12).
The superstar wrote a letter  on her website that her first producer would make her listen to 'Who's Loving You' on repeat for hours.


Jim Iyke Wins Alleged N15m Fraud Case

 Nollywood top gun, Jim Iyke can now breathe easy knowing he doesn’t have to be back in court again. Case of fraud which has been hanging over him for some time now has been thrown out of court for lack of evidence.

The $100,000 scam case involving him has been thrown out by the court clearing Jim Iyke of any liability. The case which was instituted by one Habiba Abubakar was quashed for lack of evidence.

Commenting about the dismissal, Jim said:

“Yes it is over. It’s just a business venture and someone in the partnership wanted more because they’re connected and I won’t back down and they said I defrauded them. The judge struck it out and ended the case this week for lack of evidence. We have long resolved out of court.”

‘Stop the lies, I was not slapped’ – Davido

Fast rising musician, Davido Adeleke otherwise known as Davido has debunked rumours he had scuffle with mobile policemen.

The internet was awash last night, with unconfirmed reports claiming the young millionaire hit-maker was slapped by uniformed men ‘for being rude’.

But the 19-year-old musician quickly took to his Twitter handle, to deny the story, saying it was untrue and baseless.

‘I am safe and at home … Stop the lies! Unlike some of y’all der r some pple out that care …OMO BABA OLOWO :GENESIS OUT  SOON’, he tweeted.

Davido who is currently signed on to HKN records will be launching his debut album O.B.O Genesis at the Eko Hotel and Suites on Sunday, July 22, 2012.

Nigerian sets new record at Johns Hopkins University

Every year, thousands of young Nigerians travel to the United States to study. While many do well, only a very select few graduate top of their entire university class. 22 year old Emmanuel Ohuabunwa is one of these select few. However , his story doesn’t stop there. Not only did he graduate top of his class at Johns Hopkins University, he made history by becoming the first black man to do so in the university’s history!

Johns Hopkins University is acclaimed worldwide as a leading university in the field of medicine. It pioneered the concept of modern research in the United States and has ranked among the world’s top such universities throughout its history.  The National Science Foundation has ranked the university #1 among U.S. academic institutions in total science, medical and engineering research and development and as at 2011, about 37 Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with the University.

President Jonathan sacks NNPC GMD

Mr. Austen Oniwon, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Organisation (NNPC) has been removed by President Goodluck Jonathan. Oniwon wasn’t the only casualty, as other top management staffs of the organisation were also sacked. They include Mr. Michael Arokodare, the outgoing Group Executive Director (Finance and Accounts), Mr. Philip Chukwu, outgoing Group Executive Director (Refineries & Petrochemicals), and Engr. Billy Agha, outgoing Group Executive Director (Engineering & Technology).

Meanwhile, Andrew Yakubu, who joined the NNPC in 1980, has been appointed as the new GMD of the NNPC. Other members of the new management team includes Bernard N. Otti as Group Executive Director (Finance and Accounts), Engr. Abiye Membere as Group Executive Director (Exploration and Production), Dr. Peter S. Nmadu as Group Executive Director (Corporate Services), Engr. Anthony Ogbuigwe as Group Executive Director (Refineries & Petrochemicals), Dr. Attahir B. Yusuf as Group Executive Director (Commercial & Investments) and Dr. David Ige as Group Executive Director (Gas & Power).

Below is the full press statement released by the presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati:


To further strengthen the ongoing reforms and transformation of Nigeria’s Petroleum sector, and in furtherance of efforts to achieve greater transparency  and accountability in government, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the re-composition of the executive management team of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as follows:
1.      Engr. Andrew Yakubu -           Group Managing Director
2.      Mr. Bernard O.N. Otti            -           Group Executive Director (Finance and Accounts)
3.      Engr. Abiye Membere            -           Group Executive Director (Exploration and Production)
4.      Dr. Peter S. Nmadu     -           Group Executive Director (Corporate Services)
5.      Engr. Anthony Ogbuigwe        – Group Executive Director (Refineries & Petrochemicals)
6.      Dr. Attahir B. Yusuf     -           Group Executive Director (Commercial & Investments)
7.      Dr. David Ige               -           Group Executive Director (Gas & Power)
The incoming Group Managing Director, Engr. Andrew Yakubu graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He joined the NNPC in 1980. Positions he has held in the corporation include Managing Director of the Warri Refining and Petrochemicals Company and Group Executive Director (Exploration and Production). Engr. Yakubu is an indigene of Kaduna State and a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
President Jonathan has also approved the appointment of Engr. Victor Briggs as the new Managing Director of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).
The incumbent Group Managing Director, Engr. Austen Oniwon, and Mr. Michael Arokodare (outgoing Group Executive Director (Finance and Accounts), Mr. Philip Chukwu, outgoing Group Executive Director (Refineries & Petrochemicals), and Engr. Billy Agha, outgoing Group Executive Director (Engineering & Technology) are to proceed on retirement.
President Jonathan commends the outgoing directors for their service to the nation and urges the new management team to be fully committed to rapidly implementing the critical interventions needed to positively transform Nigeria’s petroleum industry.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
June 26, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Gov Rochas Okorocha Buying Roasted Corn by the road side.

Onyeka Onwenu's only brother is dead

Just five months after the death of her mother, Ochiedike Hope Onwenu, Onyeka Onwenu's only brother has also passed on. Her elder brother, Richard Onwenu, an accountant, died on Sat. June 9, 2012. 

There will be a wake keep for him on Thursday Aug. 9 at Hon. D.K Onwenu's compound in Ndianichie Obinetiti, Arondizougu, Imo State, followed by the burial on Friday 10, 12 after a Church service at St. Andrew's. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Press statement from Chris Okotie's church on his failed marriage

The church has released a press statement regarding his failed second marriage. Read it below...
"The Pastor of our Church, the Household of God, Oregun, Lagos, Rev Chris Okotie announced his separation from Stephanie his wife of four years, at the end last Sunday service.
Both parties arrived at this decision after careful review of the prevailing circumstances which pointed to the fact that it is the best option for them at this time. They also agreed not to divulge details of this incident for personal reasons.
Rev Okotie thanks concerned friends and well-wishers and asked for understanding. He also expressed the hope that their decision would be respected as no further details would be given on this issue.” -

Household of God spokesperson, Mr. Ladi Ayodeji
 Hope there is a reason o... *rme*

50 Cent Injured In A Car Accident

G-Unit Leader 50 cent was involved in a bad car accident lastnight as his bullet-proof SUV was rear-ended by a mack truck in new york city .
He was put on a stretcher and taken to the nearest hospital where they are currently running test on his neck and back.His driver is also currently in the hospital too as the SUV almost flipped over.

Chris Brown and Drake Offered $1M Each to Fight In Boxing Ring

Chris Brown and Drake have been offered $1 million each to continue their feud in the boxing ring .
    Celebrity Boxing promoter Damon Feldman revealed billionaire Alki David has offered to pay out the huge sums and give another $1 million to charity if they take part in a public fight. 

PHOTOS: D'banj, Tuface At LoudNProudlive With Nneka!

The sixth edition of the LoudNProudLive series took place on Saturday June 16, 2012, and was headlined by award-winning international musician Nneka.

Multi-award winning artist NNEKA launched her 4th studio album #SoulisHeavy in Lagos. She first performed at a private event held at the five star WheatBaker boutique hotel in Ikoyi followed by a fun packed album launch Party held at JJ Okocha’s Number 10 Club. Esteemed guests & celebrities such as Dbanj, Ikechukwu, K Switch, 2Face, Toolz, Olisa Adibua (The Beat FM), Alexander Amosu (OK! Nigeria), Francis Mbadiwe, Betty Irabor (Genevieve Mag), Tewa Onasanya (Exquisite Mag), Franka Asindi (Complete. Fashion), Yvonne Vixen, Chris & Ola (Big Brother house), Chelsea Danjuma were all in attendance.
See more photos below...

Beyonce and Jay Z's Daughter Named Honorary Citizen of Croatian island

American superstars Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter Blue Ivy Carter has been named an honorary citizen of the Croatian town of Hvar, after reports the couple named her for a local tree.       "The story of the origin of your girl's name, Blue Ivy, has brought huge media attention and great tourism promotion to the town of Hvar," said Mayor Pjerino Bebic in a letter sent to the couple, "I have decided to grant your daughter the status of honorary citizen of the town."       Blue Ivy, born in January, was reportedly named after a tree wrapped in blue ivy the couple had seen on the island during their visit in September 2011.     Media in Croatia have recently broadcast a video that Beyonce, 30, shot during the visit to Hvar in which she posed next to a tree covered with ivy, saying her child could be named Blue Ivy.       Bebic invited the couple with their daighter to pay another visit to the island. Beyonce and Jay-Z have already visited the most prominent Croatian coastal town, Dubrovnik, in August 2009.

"I am Not Dating Kanye West For Publicity Stunt-Kim Kardashian tells Oprah

Reality TV Star Kim kardashian has opened up about his relationship with kanye west to oprah winfrey in an exclusive interview granted to oprah's OWN network .    Kim  debunked the reports that she is currently dating kanye to become more popular   Is Kanye west  your new fairy tale?" Oprah asked the reality star.      "We met almost a decade ago, we've known each other for a very long time, we've been friends for six or seven years, "I don't know why it took us so long to get together: I think we've always had an attraction to each other, but we've always been in other relationships or it wasn't the right timing."One day it just happenedit took me by surprise."     Are you dating him to get more publicity?Oprah asked  , "It's your heart you're playing with."I couldn't sacrifice my heart for a publicity stunt"Kim replied.    Kim concluded by saying  she's not moving in or thinking of tying the knot with the 35-year-old hit-maker just yet, but "to have him in my life this way, says a lot about us".

Monday, June 25, 2012

Daughters Arraigned For Beating Up Father Over N45K Debt

Two sisters, Halisa Junaidu, 28, and Aina’u Junaidu, 26, of Tudun-Wada quarters, Katsina, were on Friday arraigned before a Shari’ah Court in the state for allegedly beating up their father, Malam Junaidu Tudun-Wada over a debt of N45, 000.00, which he owed them.


Today marks three years since the passing onto eternity of the late, great King of Pop Michael Jackson. RIP

Court stops FG from renaming UNILAG

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday granted an interim order restraining the Federal Government from renaming the University of Lagos. The order was granted by Justice Stephen Adah, who was ruling in the suits brought against the May 29, 2012 renaming of the institution by the students and alumni of the University of Lagos.

President Goodluck Jonathan had last month renamed the University of Lagos after the late businessman and acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, MKO Abiola.

The renaming of the institution as Moshood Abiola University was greeted by protest from the students and staff of the school. Others criticized the president for not following due process in renaming UNILAG. They insisted that the president should have consulted with the National Assembly before making the pronounciation on democracy.

The court, however, advised the litigants to harmonise the suits into one and adjourned further hearing till July 4. The defendants in the suits are UNILAG, the UNILAG Governing Council, the UNILAG Senate, the Attorney-General of the Federation and the National Assembly.

President Jonathan on Sunday during a presidential media chat with selected journalist said that he did not breach the consititution of Nigeria in renaming the University of Lagos. He said the renaming the insitution is similar to the process the president can  declare state of emergency before subjecting the matter before the National Assembly.

He supported his arguement by saying that he just signed the act establishing the University of Uyo, a university that according to him have being producing Phd graduates.

Source: Channels Tv

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Rev. Chris Okotie Ends Second Marriage To Stephanie Henshaw After Four Years

It was a bleak Sunday for the congregation of former pop star turned cleric, Pastor Kris Okotie when he announced the break-up in his marriage of four years to his second wife, Stephanie. The bad news which enveloped the Household of God Church, Oregun, Lagos stunned members as they stood still and speechless for seconds after he dropped the bombshell shortly to the close of  Sunday service few hours ago. The Sunday service which coincided with the June’s brethren’s’ birthday celebration had recorded soul lifting songs and dances interspersed with fervent prayers, ministration and cutting of the cake. Okotie, in a sparkling white short-sleeve suit suddenly drew the attention of the church. “Stephanie and I are no longer married. We have separated. You can see she’s not in church today. It’s due to irreconcilable differences and you should please respect our wishes at this time because there is no going back.


Biko don't be late for service...we must to point and kill o!! lmao


Meet Ruby (real name Ngohide Ruby Ann Gyanggyan), the new Afro-soul singer on the block.
She was recently unveiled as one of the signings to M.I’s Loopy Records but what most people don’t know is that the singer is very much close to the Abaga family – more than just doing music together.
NET has confirmed that Ruby, a mother-of-one, is  Jesse Jagz baby mama. The singer met with M.I and younger brother Jesse back in Jos in the choir. Jesse and Ruby have a seven-year-old daughter Jade.
Jesse, a proud and committed father has often talked about his daughter in his songs, most especially on ‘This jagged life’ featuring another J-Town singerLindsey.
The couple aren’t dating anymore but those close to them assure us they remain very close friends and are jointly raising their kid.
M.I, Ruby and Jesse Jagz at the Rock Nite, June, 2012



We all know about Ghanaian footballer Michael Essien and  actress Nadia Buari’s once romantic relationship that eventually hit the rocks.
The couple had been the toast of the town until it was reported that the Chelsea FC star had dumped the actress, leading to a war of words which went on for a while.
The former lovebirds recently put their egos in the background when they met at Ghana’s TV3 newscaster and host of Diva, Nana Aba’s show. Essien and Nadia, both 29,  hugged; cuddling, kissing and had a good laugh together with other guests…
See more photos below…

VIDEO: EME Records All Stars Album Listening Party

Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) put together an album listening party at Club Rumours for their first ever all stars album titled ‘Empire Mates State of Mind’. The album is a 22-tracked LP that features E.M.E boss, Banky W, WizKid, Skales, Singer and songwriter Niyola, DJ Xclusive and Masterkraft. FlytimeTV brings you the scoop! Enjoy!


Blast destroys six vehicles at Abuja night club

An explosive device that was thrown from a moving car destroyed six vehicles at a popular night club, Krystal lounge at Wuse II, Abuja late Friday night.
The blast which occurred around 11:30pm, also shattered the glass windows of nearby buildings and threw residents into panic.

PHOTOS: Manchester City Defender 'Kolo Toure' Gets Married

The newly weds -Kolo Toure and chimene Akassou
Manchester City and Ivory coast 's central defender Kolo Habib Toure got married to his long-time fiancee chimene Akassou  last week in  Abidjan, in a ceremony that attracted distinguished personalities from the world of politics and sports.  
The wedding ceremony  took place at a mosque  and the couple later signed their marriage documents at a registry.
A grand reception was held during the weekend,with most of the Ivory Coast national team players in attendance.   Kolo’s younger brother , club mate  and African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure was the best man.  Kolo and chimene have been living together in England since 2003 . They have two children, daughter  Sania and son Yiassin together.

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Woman caught with 66 wraps of narcotics in her private part

Law enforcement agents and travellers were last week astonished when 66 wraps of narcotics, which tested positive to methamphetamine, were discovered in the private part of Mande Bala, 48, at the screening section of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on June 15, 2012.

The lady was promptly arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency shortly before she was due to board a Kenyan Airways flight to Nairobi.


New look of d egberi papa one of naija...what do you think?

D'banj Covers UK "The Observer" Magazine

Dbanj has made it into the UK media big time, by appearing on the cover of The Observer Magazine. A style publication of The Guardian UK.

The magazine which hits news stands on Sunday, is a representation of how the koko master is sewing himself into the fabric of the music industry outside the shores of Nigeria.