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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Helen Ukpabio could be banned from the UK over fears she is a risk to youngsters

The UK is considering banning the founder of Liberty Foundation Gospel Ministries and movie producer, Evang. Helen Ukpabio, from the UK over fears she is a risk to young people in the country.

From UK Daily Mail 
A Nigerian ‘witch-hunter’ who claims any child who cries is a ‘servant of Satan’ could be banned from the UK following calls to Home Secretary Theresa May that she is a risk to youngsters.
Campaigners are urging for Helen Ukpabio, known as ‘Lady Apostle’, to be deported and banned from returning to the UK on the grounds her preaches are harmful to the public.

Photos: President Jonathan in Kano and Ibadan today...

President Jonathan was in Kano today for a PDP rally, then later visited the Olubadan of Ibadan to felicitate with him as he celebrated his 100th birthday. See more photos after the cut...

Photo of the day: Gov Kwankwaso & officials sweep Pres. Jonathan out of Kano

LMAO! The things we see every day! According to Sahara Reporters, this picture shows Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankaso and some of his officials sweeping off President Jonathan's feet from the venue of the PDP rally that held this morning in the state. Apparently Kano is an APC state.

CWG Plc records 81% growth on PAT

Computer Warehouse Group Plc (“CWG” or “the Company”) last month released its audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013 to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
 
The results show a strong and positive performance across all financial indices and also affirm the Company’s position as the foremost Pan African ICT services provider.

The Company’s revenues grew by 10% to N20.7bn (2012: N18.7bn) while Profit After Tax increased by a whopping 81% to N612m (2012: N339m) showing strong efficiency of operations. Continue..

Photos from Joseph and Adaeze Yobo's son's birthday party

Football star Joseph Yobo and his wife, Adaeze Yobo, put together a spider-man themed party for their son, Joey, who turned four recently at their base in Turkey. Continue to see more photos...

Spot the difference: Kim K's butt through the years...:-)

Left pic was in 2006, right pic in 2014.

London Must Laugh With Seyilaw Easter Saturday April 19th

Venue: Discovery Centre London. VIP: First 10 rows - from £35. Regular from £25. Buy early as prices will rise around show time. For tickets: www.cokobar.com or call 0208 953 1219 from £25 

Photos: Rihanna & Drake pictured all loved up at Coachella

Hopefully Rihanna really likes this dude and not just messing with his heart...like before. The singer supported her new boo as he made a surprise appearance on stage at Coachella on Monday night.

Drake walked straight into Rihanna's arms after he left the stage. See the video after the cut...

Search for Zaron Faces 2014


Hey Ladies!  Do you want to model for a cosmetic brand? Here’s your chance...

Zaron Cosmetics, one of the leading cosmetic brands in Africa will be conducting a search for Zaron ‘Faces’ across the Nation.

This competition is aimed at empowering and discovering young female models that will join other top models for Zaron’s next advertorial campaign. Find out how you can qualify after the cut...

Photos: Saraki, Tambuwal, others donate blood for blast victims

More Nigerians including the Speaker of the House of Reps, Aminu Tambuwal, former Kwara state Governor Bukola Saraki and other government officials today visited the National Blood Transfer Service in Abuja to donate blood for victims of yesterday's bomb blast at Nyanya Motor Park. Saraki pictured left at NBTS today and Tambuwal pictured right donating blood. More pics after the cut..

Kogi state Speaker's children kidnapped this morning

Two of the children of the Kogi State House of Assembly Speaker, Alhaji Momoh-Jimoh Lawal have been kidnapped. The children aged 7 and 3 were kidnapped this morning around 4am from the Speaker's residence at Okengwe in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi state. 
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Austin Akubo, the three kidnappers gained entrance into the house through a broken fence.
"The abductors demanded for the children: Ogirima, 7, and Hafeez, 3, and also made away with other valuables. They took television set, generator, Toyota Yaris saloon car belonging to the wife of the speaker and N20,000. The incident was promptly reported to the police and other security agencies in the state,” he said.
Emeka Emeh, the Kogi state's Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident and said the police is working very hard to find the kidnappers and free the children. The kidnappers as at press time had not contacted the family.

APC’s body language, utterances promote insurgency, PDP Insists

Press statement from the PDP, blaming APC for the terror in Nigeria. Find it below...
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated calls on Nigerians to stand up and resist unpatriotic elements whose actions and utterances have continued to fuel insurgency in the country.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement on Tuesday said inflammatory utterances by certain key politicians against the emergence of President Goodluck Jonathan, sparked off hatred against the administration by their followers, while attracting impudent insurgents, who  started demanding the ouster of the President with threats to cripple the system through acts of terrorism.
“When the PDP, said that the All Progressive Party, (APC) is responsible for the spate of terror in Nigeria, many had an emotional response, but it is now time to dispassionately focus on the facts in order to stop the carnage on innocent Nigerians.

Tiwa Savage gorgeous in new photos

She's lost some weight and it really suits her. Gorgeous woman!

AAA Events & Design offers Easter wedding promo package for 350 guests

Decor, Cake, Dj, Video, Photo, Drinks, Food,Waiters @ N999,000

Decor: Bridal Gazebo,Spandex chaircovers,Wall drape and lightening, Full Backdrop Lightening effect,Bridal Sofa,Stage rug,Walkway props, Stage set-up styling, 2 Car decor and rose petals &more.
Food: Jollof rice, Fried rice, Ofada rice, Wheat,Amala,Semovita,Poundo yam,Moin-moin, Assorted meats in stew,Chicken in stew,Fried fish in stew,Ogbono,Ewedu,Egusi,Efo riro,Coleslaw. (Any 2 soups) Continue...

Pres. Jonathan visits Ibadan to felicitate with Olubadan, attends PDP rally in Kano

President Jonathan was in Ibadan, Oyo state today to felicitate with the Olubadan of Ibadan who clocked 100 years yesterday. He canceled his trip to Ibadan yesterday following the Nyanya bombing. He was in Kano state earlier in the day to attend a PDP rally. Continue to see more photos...

Awww... Brandy and Ryan Press end their engagement

Brandy and longtime love Ryan Press got engaged in 2012 after dating for over two years..and said they planned to marry before the end of 2013. But that didn't happen. Now Brandy's reps have confirmed that the couple have called off their engagement.

Brandy's reps tell Us
"They are no longer together. The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on. They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship. Brandy is 35 now -- that's what her whole #35 on Twitter is about, becoming her own woman."

Lawmakers, workers, flee over National Assembly bomb scare

There was a bomb scare this afternoon at the National Assembly, which had lawmakers, Assembly staff, and bank workers in the premises all closing abruptly and hurriedly leaving the premises.

The bomb scare which happened at about 2pm today according to reports, started when security operatives attached to the National Assembly acted on complains by some legislative aides and workers about some suspicious movement by some individuals with questionable character in the premises. The security men immediately drafted men of the Police and Nigeria Civil Defence Corp to the entrance of the complex. This action fueled fears of a possible attack. Continue...

Model Tracy Obonna shares sexy new photos

The actress, model & MBA graduate shared the photos on her instagram page. Hot mama! See more photos after the cut...

Absolut Partners MTV for MAMAs 2014

As part of its support for creativity and transformation in young individuals, Absolut Vodka is partnering with MTV to organize this year MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA). The event is scheduled to take place later in June at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban, South Africa. 

The nominations for the awards will be revealed on 16 April 2014 with new additions like the “Transform Today Award” sponsored by Absolut Vodka.  Continue...

Photos: Nigerians in Malaysia protest maltreatment by Malaysian police

Nigerians residing in Malaysia today April 15th staged a peaceful protest at the Nigerian House in Malaysia to register their displeasure at the way they are being treated by Malaysian police and the embassy's non-nonchalant attitude towards their maltreatment.
 
The protesters accused the Malaysian police of extortion, abuse and torture of Nigerians.
 
They accused the Nigerian Ambassador and the Nigerian embassy officials of being insensitive to their plight, encouraging the Malaysian police to continually maltreat them. They also accused the consulate officials of not helping to renew their passports or issue new ones. Continue to see more photos...

Boko Haram kidnaps 103 girls from Secondary School in Borno

According to reports, 103 girls were kidnapped after an attack on a Girls Secondary School located in Chibok, a town on the border of Adamawa and Borno state last night April 14th.

Gunmen reportedly arrived at the school in Chibok around 9pm, killed the soldier stationed to protect the students and took 103 out of the 250 girls that make up the school. The men took the girls away in four lorries. BBC Africa reports that the number of girls abducted is as high as 200.

Residents of the area say the raid, which lasted from 9pm-3am, saw the destruction of several properties as the men overpowered the residents who put up initial defense.

Police Commissioner in Borno state, Lawan Tanko confirmed the incident to reporters in the state. 

Thisday Style editor Ruth Osime covers new issue of Genevieve mag

Ruth recently turned 50. She looks amazing! And nice cover...

Raising Dust: PRE Steps up with Brand New Music, ‘Pick Pin’

The ever dynamic and charismatic PRE marks his return to the charts with a brand new street thumper titled ‘Pick Pin’. Produced by the beat legendary Tee Y Mix, Pick Pin is a party starter that boasts an infectious beat that marks it as an instantly recognizable club and street favorite. No new name to the Nigerian music scene, PRE delivers the signature laid back, yet firm, contemporary flow that stood him out as one to watch even while he was a member of the unconventional, trailblazing hip-hop group, Twisted Minds. Continue...

'I am the king of R&B in Nigeria' - Darey Art Alade declares

Award winning artiste Darey Art Alade said in a recent interview with Encomium mag that he is the king of RnB music in Nigeria and not Banky W. When asked if he feels any competition between himself and Banky W knowing that they are both called Nigeria's king of RnB, Darey replied;
"There is only one king of RnB. I have never heard anybody being called king of RnB except me. I have never heard anybody call him (Banky W) king of RnB except if you think he is one. But the truth is, there is only one king, and you know who the king is. If you doubt it, my new material will settle the scores. Although it has taken sometime, I am very happy the work is coming out soon" he told the magazine
Darey also spoke on the increased rate of artiste/management face off and revealed plans of acquiring a radio station. Continue to read the rest...

How Faith Sakwe became President Jonathan's adopted child

In recent weeks, we got to meet one of President Jonathan's adopted kids (He has quite a few) Faith Osakwe, who married her heartthrob Osim Edwards this past weekend in Abuja.

Facts have emerged on how the President and his wife First Lady Patience Jonathan adopted Faith and her siblings in 2000.
 
According to reports, Faith is the daughter of Late Engr. Ukalizibe Sakwe, a Chieftain of the People Democratic Party in Bayelsa state and also a bosom friend of the Jonathans, who died in a fatal motor accident in 2000. After his death, President Jonathan and the first lady adopted his 4 children; Faith, Arewera Adolphus, Aruabai and Abayola and took responsibility of their welfare & education over the last 14 years.

'Attack on Nigeria is 'spiritual' - IK Osadioduwa Tweets

On-Air-Personality and Big Brother Africa host IK Osakioduwa thinks the recent terrorist attacks on Nigeria is 'Spiritual'. At least 1,600 people have been killed in attacks since January 2014, with 80+ killed only yesterday at Nyanya motor park in Abuja. IK thinks it's time Nigerians start praying for Nigeria. See more Tweets after the cut and tell us if you agree with him...

Sym 19 releases new single and album track list

Fast rising artist Sym19 has released his debut album titled Project 19, which contains 19 tracks with a Bonus track. Featured in the album are Phyno, Bracket, Eva Alordiah, and Jaywon. Listen to one of the songs in the album titled Philomina below...

Again...Monalisa Chinda and Lanre Nzeribe part ways

In an interview with Punch in February 2014, Monalisa Chinda described her boyfriend of two years as 'just a friend'. Some of us found it odd at the time but what we didn't know was that the off/on couple had parted ways...again.
"Monalisa and Lanre? That ended when...about two, three months ago. I doubt they will reconcile this time." A source close to the couple told LIB
Monalisa not only walked away from the relationship with Lanre, she also walked away from the business venture they both started together, Monalisa magazine, which made its debut in November 2013.

'AGN is a filthy body' - Actor Bimbo Manuel says

Tinsel star and Nollywood actor/director, Bimbo Manuel, said in an interview with TheNetng that he would never run for the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria because the acting body is filthy!
"I will not. I know what happens there. it is not simple politics they play there at the AGN. It is filthy. I will not go there. My father will turn in his grave to find me living on the level those guys live in to get to those positions" he said

How we entertainers helped politicians kill our fans in Nyanya - by Etcetera

 
Singer Etcetera thinks Nigerian entertainers are partly to be blamed for what happened at Nyanya Motor Park yesterday. Find his opinion piece below...
For God's sake, can Somebody please call Dbanj, Don Jazzy, Onyeka Onwenu, Duncan Mighty, Stephanie Okereke, Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele, Omotola, Rita Dominic, Aki and Pawpaw, Sammy Okposo, Sunny Neji, Maleke, Okey Bakassi, Jay Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Daddy Showkey, Richard Mofe Damijo, Kwam 1 and other entertainers that have at one time or the other been seen dining with politicians? Can you please tell them that there has been a bomb blast in Nyanya? Can you include pictures of the mutilated bodies? Please don't forget to tell them that most of the dead might have been lovers of their music and movies and cheered them in every concert and football matches they played both at club level and the national team. Tell them that their CDs and Movies were bought by those dead fans for inspiration and because they wanted to feel alive and ease off the daily tensions faced everyday in this country.

Police arrest twins for robbery, burglary

A set of twins, Taiye and Kehinde Balogun, (pictured above) have been arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Lagos for robbing a factory belonging to Reckitt Benckiser, Punch reports.

Police authorities said the brothers, who were welders, were hired by a robbery gang to break into the company's warehouse in May last year. The robbery gang robbed the company of soap, noodles and chemicals worth N17million. 

They were arrested, after much investigation, in February 2014. How sad for their parents. Continue.

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Once payments are made, Please visit www.visa.com.ng/promotions  to register. The competition runs from 1 March to 30 April 2014.Terms & conditions apply.

Photos: Fire guts PDP National Secretariat in Abuja

The headquarters of the PDP, Wadata House in Wuse Zone 2 Abuja was gutted by fire around 8.15 last night. A section of the building, which the party uses as its press center, was completely razed.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisah Metuh, confirmed the incident and said it was not sabotage, but electrical fault. He said the fire started from an air-conditioning unit in one of the cabins and had been put under control by men of the Federal Fire Service.
“The PDP rules out any form of sabotage or attack and hereby wishes to inform all our members and teeming supporters that the fire has since been put under control,’’ Metuh said in a short statement.

Monday, April 14, 2014

"You told her to get the f*** out of your house before you killed her' prosecutor says in court

Oscar Pistorius left the witness box in tears twice today during a fierce line of questioning from the state prosecutor who accused him of doctoring his testimony to fit evidence at the scene.
'You're not using your emotional state as an escape are you?' Mr Nel said
Mr Nel also tried to pin Pistorius on whether he intended to shoot at the intruder, stating that he did not fire a warning shot. He alleged the runner changed his aim with his 9mm pistol to ensure that he hit Reeva Steenkamp as she fell back against a magazine rack after the first shot. (An image of the four bullet holes in the toilet door through which Pistorius shot his girlfriend seen above)
'You never gave them a chance, in your version,' Mr Nel said, building the prosecution case that Pistorius shot to kill. Please continue. This lawyer made some valid points...

14year-old child-bride charged with killing husband, 3 others in Kano

Wasila Tasi’u, the 14 year old bride who killed her 35 year husband Umar Sani, and three others in Kademi village in Gaya Local Government Area in Kano has been charged with murder.

She was charged today April 14th before a Rijiyar Zaki Magistrates Court in Kano for alleged culpable homicide.

The prosecutor, Inspector Yusuf Sale, while testifying before the Magistrate, Binta Muhammad, said the accused killed her husband and three others with food mixed with local rat poison. Sale said her husband and the three others died on the spot while six others who ate the meal fell ill immediately and were rushed to General Hospital Gaya, but were later treated and discharged.

The girl however pleaded not guilty and was remanded in prison on the order of Magistrate Binta.

Motivational blogger Karyn Washington commits suicide, aged 22

Karyn Washington, the young beautiful lady who founded the blog For Brown Girls has committed suicide. Karyn killed herself at her home on April 8th. She was just 22.

Her friends say the popular blogger, who founded the blog three years ago to 'celebrate the beauty of dark skin while combatting colorism and promoting self love', suffered from depression and mental illness for many months before taking her life. Friends say the depression started after she lost her mum to cancer in 2013.

Karyn, who motivated thousands everyday through her blog, never shared her problems with her fans and readers, who were most shocked when news of her death hit headlines. Continue...

A new movie 'Gloom' set to hit the screens in May


Nollywood actresses, Angela Okorie and Esther Audu are set to feature in a New Movie ‘Gloom’ set to be released in May. ‘GLOOM’ tells the story of two sisters, Shavala and Daniela who were mysteriously tormented by a stranger due to the choices they made.Watch trailer above and continue to read about the story...

PDP blames APC for Nyanya bomb attack, releases statement

And now we are playing blame games. In statement signed this afternoon by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the party condemned today's Nyanya bombing describing it as barbaric and extremely wicked and maintaining that it was politically motivated. They called APC out! So wait, politicians are playing games with people's lives? Read statement below...
"The PDP weeps. We are indeed grief-stricken. Our hearts go out to the bereaved, especially those who have been orphaned and widowed and those now deprived of their bread winners by this evil act. We share in their pain, their anguish and their loss and pray that those behind their grief must not escape justice,” the party said.
"We stand by our earlier statements that these attacks on our people are politically motivated by unpatriotic persons, especially those in the APC, who have been making utterances and comments, promoting violence and blood-letting as a means of achieving political control." Continue...