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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Nigerian legislators in bloody physical fight...
























































Members of the Federal House of Representatives today engaged in a free -for-all fight[Violence and assault] on the floor of the house as the Progressives led by Mr. Dino Melaye opposed to the embattled speaker of the house, Dimeji Bankole, tried to introduce a motion for his impeachment. They were suspended until the end of this legislative session and a fight ensued between ‘honourable members’.

What a shame!
Full story and more pictures here

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Katy Perry's dress...

























Katy Perry showed some skin in a side-baring, knotted blue Ashish frock at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada.
I like. I want.
Too fab!
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"My World Cup experience" Femi Kuti


















"They called me to come and play, I said I was not going because I didn't know what I would be doing at a football event. I wanted to sit at home and watch football and the opening ceremony. I didn't want to participate but they kept insisting. And I said, what song would I be playing? They said bang bang bang. I said that's over 12yrs, but fortunately the song is still very popular in Africa and the world. I did not know I was still popular in South Africa until I got to the stadium.  Words alone cannot describe how I felt; all the emotions. We had about 90, 000 people in the stadium, we had at least a billion people watching all over the world, that's the biggest crowd and audience anybody can play for. To just be on stage for two minutes and it was successful, which connotes the positive side of not just Nigeria, but Africa." Femi Kuti speaks with Encomium mag on his World Cup experience.
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Nigeria's lawmakers are the highest paid in Nigeria


















Did you know that the National Assembly members are probably the highest paid lawmakers in the world?

Here's proof.
1. Senate President - David Mark, gets an unbudgeted N250million every four months. This is in addition to his N45, 581 million annual salary.
2. Deputy Sen. Pres. - Ike Ekweremadu, pockets N15million every four months. This is in addition to his N41, 795million annual salary.
3. Other principal officers of the senate like - Majority/minority leaders and their deputies, Chief whip etc collect the sum of N78million every four months.
4. The remaining senators get N45million aside N35, 158 annual salaries.

These facts came to light recently when some Senators who feel short changed by the leadership of the Senate cried out that their quarterly unbudgeted  allowance of N45million should be increased to N95million.
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SMH! These thieves people forget that after all said and done, when we leave this earth, we leave with nothing, absolutely NOTHING! Whatever you can't take with you when you die is not worth dying for. We should think more of the legacy we leave behind. I guess this is what they want us to remember them for.
Sad!
God is such a merciful God.
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Itemised 10 billion naira Budget Proposal for 50 years celebration.














The government of President Goodluck Jonathan sent a budget proposal of 10 billion Naira to the Nigerian National Assembly. The money is not for the maintenance of roads or to equip hospitals in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, neither is any significant portion of it to help the underprivileged or the educational sector - it is a budget meant for the celebration of Nigeria ’s 50th Independence anniversary on the 1st of October 2010.
 
1. Anniversary parade including march past, fleet review and aerial display - N950 million.
2. National unity torch tour - N350 million.
* Special visit to special homes, orphanages, prisons and hospitals - N50 million
3. Special session of the National Children Parliament - N20 million
4. Party for 1000 children - N20 million
5. Presidential banquet - N40 million
6. Calisthenics performance - N50 million
7. Cultural, historical and military exhibitions N310 million
8. Food week - N40 million
9. Secretariat equipment, accommodation, logistics and utilities - N320 million
10. Designing and unveiling of the 50th anniversary logo - N30 million
11. Special reports on Nigeria in both local and international media - N1.2 billion
12. Jingles, adverts, billboards, documentary and publicity - N320 million
13. Accommodation and Transportation of guests - N700 million
14. Production of branded souvenirs and gift items for foreign heads of state and erection of a coat of arms on Aso Rock - N450 million
15. Variety gala night and fireworks - N210 million
16. International friendly football match and local competition - N200 million
17. Event managers and producers - N120 million naira.
18. Designing and publication of a compendium on Nigeria - N400 million,
19. Compendium on the legislature - N150 million
20. Compendium on the judiciary - N50 million.
21. Commissioning of the golden jubilee plaza - N10 million naira;
22. Designing, construction and mounting of Tower of Unity in the 36 states of the Federation - N540 million.
23. Debates, essays, conferences, lectures, and a colloquium - N150 million;
24. Musical concerts and carnivals in the 6 geo-political zones - N60 million;
25. Durbar, masquerades and cultural dances - N100 million and
26. Designing and construction of 10 monuments of the founding fathers - N80 million.
27. A memory stone at the Tafawa Balewa Square , Lagos will consume - N40 million,
28. Security and protocol - N500 million
29. Medicals - N25 million
30. Miscellaneous - N105 Million.
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WTF? Why do we all just sit back and watch things like this happen in our country? Isn't there a way we can stop this reckless spending? 10 billion for a 1day event? Party for 1000 children - 20 million? Miscellaneous - N105million? Oh dear, what a country!
Thoughts?
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Beauty of the day - Freda Edewor Francis

























Freda Edewor Francis aka The Duchess.
She's a business woman who sells luxury/high end items and also a PR consultant...
Too lovely.
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Air Nigeria



















It was Virgin Nigeria, now it's called Air Nigeria, and it's Nigeria’s official flag carrier. It was formally made public last week in Lagos
Will you be flying Air Nigeria?
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Jesse Jagz, Charly Boy, Dele Momodu Storm UNIABUJA For BLING CELEBRI-TOUR

























Excitement grips the air at the University of Abuja as BLING announces the debut arrival of the BLING CELEBRI-TOUR.

"BLING CELEBRI-TOUR is a nationwide campus outreach designed to help inspire the spirit of enterprise among Nigerian youths by bringing distinguished Nigerians, most of them celebrities, in a face-to-face interaction with their fans and followers in the campuses", said Fi'ammari Zoaka, President, BLING Entertainment and Events.

These celebrities will share life experiences of their rise from zero to hero level with the youths.
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Charlotte Garside: The smallest girl in the world


























At 23 inches tall, 2 year old Charlotte Garside, is the smallest girl in the world. The British toddler who is smaller than many of her playthings, has a rare form of primordial dwarfism that affects only 100 people in the world, but Charlotte may be the only person in the world with her subtype. The little girl who can't walk unaided because of a problem with her Achilles tendons, is fed through a tube 11 hours a day.


She is currently half the height she should be and doctor's don't know if she will grow taller.
Source: Daily mail UK
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There is a Jamaican male tennis player at Wimbledon...

















25 year old Dustin Brown is the first Jamaican man to play at Wimbledon in four decades, And he feels neglected in his country because Jamaicans don't generally give a flying **** about tennis. lol

"No funds, no coaching, no help," was his summary of his relationship with Jamaican tennis officials.



















Dustin lost in his Grand Slam debut to French Open semifinalist Jurgen Melzer of Austria.*

Show Dustin some love Jamaica, show him love :-)
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Condom with 'Teeth' Designed to Catch Rapists

A female condom with jagged “teeth” that grips a man’s penis is the latest device developed to catch rapists in South Africa, CNN reported Sunday.

South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers is distributing the condom — called Rape-aXe — for free during the World Cup, in a country with one of the worst rape rates in the world.

The condom is inserted by women like a tampon and its jagged teeth-like hooks inside attach to a man’s penis during intercourse. Once it grabs hold, only a doctor can remove it. Ehlers hoped this will help authorities to catch offenders.
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A condom that grips the penis? I'm laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes...lmao. This doctor has yawered o! But I love, love, love, love the idea...my only problem with this is, if a rapist is stuck inside of a woman and can't remove himself, he will probably beat the shit out of the woman before the police arrive. BTW, who will call the police? They're both stuck for goodness sake...Lmao..
Still love the idea sha

 Read more of this craziness here
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Monday, 21 June 2010

Alicia Keys gets her unborn baby blessed in Zulu ceremony...
















































Grammy award winning singer, Alicia Keys, 29, had her unborn child blessed in a traditional Zulu ceremony in while in SA for the World Cup. The singer, who is about 5 months pregnant joined hands with her producer fiance Swizz Beats for the outdoor blessing. Alicia, Swizz and their unborn child were give Zulu names...
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IK Osakioduwa returns as BBA presenter

















More good news from Big Brother Africa is that charming Nigerian television and radio star I.K. Osakioduwa, whose easy humor and professional style are well known, will return to the Big Brother stage for a second time. The star, whose credits include Comedy Club and Studio 53, is a familiar face to DStv viewers and a longtime fan of the Big Brother series. 

Great stuff!
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Big Brother Africa is back!

M-Net has confirmed that the latest Big Brother Africa will begin on July 18, and will be screened live 24/7 for 91 days on DStv Channel 198 for DStv Premium and Compact subscribers.

And breaking with tradition, M-Net has announced it won’t be calling for entries for the new show. The company has revealed that having run the series four times previously, they’re now head-hunting contestants from a database of previous entries submitted for the show.*


Sad! I know people who were looking forward to the audition.
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Youth Empowerment Talent Seminar by FLAIR West Africa Magazine

























Flair West Africa presents - The 1st Annual Talent Seminar
Theme: The business side of Talent.
Date: July 24th 2010
Time: 9am - 6pm
Venue: The B center, Michaels Building, plot 1411 Adetokunbo Ademola Str., V/I, Lagos.
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Mercy Aigbe Delivers Baby boy...

























Star actress, Mercy Aigbe, last Friday 18th June 2010, gave birth to a baby boy at an undisclosed  hospital in Ogba, Lagos. Mother and child are said to be doing very well.
Congrats to the new mum.
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Osaze on the cover of Flair Magaine

























You like?
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Beauty of the day - Omowunmi Akinnifesi

























Beauty of the day is a new feature aimed at celebrating beautiful Africa women...if that makes sense...lol

Our beauty of the day today is MBGN 2005 Omowunmi Akinnifesi...
What a beauty! :-)
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Ex-NDLEA Boss Bello Lafiaji Jailed

















Former Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Bello Lafiaji, and his personal assistant, Usman Amali, were this morning sentenced to 16 years imprisonment by a Lagos, Nigeria, High Court for corrupt enrichment while in office.

Lafiaji will spend the next four years behind bars while Amali will spend three years as the sentences are to run concurrently.

The two convicts were arraigned in 2008 on a seven-count charge of conspiracy, using their positions to corruptly enrich themselves and receiving money before performing their lawful duties were convicted on six out of the seven counts.

Source: PM news
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Nigerian Idol










The audition forms are free.
http://www.nigerianidol.com/
Coming soon! 
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Spotted: Susan Peters, Monalisa Chinda and Chioma Akpotha
































Fab!
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Question of the day - Should married couples go clubbing together?




















Is it OK for married couples - with children - to go to nightclubs?

Let's know what you think...
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More half naked chicks at SA 2010 World Cup




















The men in this country must really love this their culture o...:-)
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Super Eagles players to earn N4.5million each if they beat Korea tomorrow

Have you guys heard? Our dear Super Eagles players have been promised $30, 000 each if they beat South Korea in tomorrow's match and qualify for the round of 16 at SA 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Now, what do you all think of that?
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Mo'Cheddah drops Ko Maa Roll...















 Singer/rapper Mo’Cheddah has just dropped her second new single titled Ko Maa Roll, off her forthcoming highly anticipated debut album, The Franchise Celebrity.  The album will be released in August 2010.


Her first debut single If You Want Me is currently enjoying massive airplay.
Wishing her the very best....
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Quote of the day

“A soul and a heaven must exist because good people aren’t rewarded enough on Earth.”

What do you think of this quote?
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Did Alicia Keys diss Rihanna?...hmmm, I wonder...

















"My look isn't plotted out, like, I'm going to have red hair because it's a new record. It has to be genuine, not a branding concept." Alicia Keys is quoted as saying in Elle magazine's Women in Music issue.

Wonder who she's referring to...
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'Greek player swore at me' - Sani Kaita

















"The guy (the Greece player) hit the ball on my body (stomach) and abused me, saying some very unprintable things. That really got me very angry. That is why I reacted like that to him. But that was a big mistake by me and I will remember for a long time. I cannot stop apologizing to all Nigerians for making this costly mistake. I am very sorry and I pray that we win our next game (against South Korea) to qualify for the next round, where I hope to redeem my image with a good performance if I'm picked. I couldn't sleep all night thinking about what my action has cost my country, but I hope that Insa Allah (by the grace of God) we will win our next game and thereafter I promise to put my life down on the pitch to ensure we go very far in this competition." Kaita told MTNFootball.com


Alright, alright, we forgive you Sani. Go and sin no more...:-)
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"I will not remarry until I am 50" Foluke Daramola

























 "I don't have any animosity towards my ex-husband. Like I said, we have ideological differences, that does not make us enemies. If I want to keep thinking about the problem we had, I will transfer the aggression on the kids and I don't want that. So instead I think more of the good times we had. And I am not in a hurry to re-marry. In fact, I will be getting married again when I am 50yrs old. I am actually serious about this." Actress Foluke Daramola tells City People Magazine
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Introducing - Miss Global Nigeria 2010

























Miss Global 2010 is 21yr old Miss Munisade Gbobaniyi, a 200 level Mathematics student of the University of Lagos. The new queen gets N1million, a brand new Nissan Maxima and a trip to Jamaica to represent Nigeria at the Miss United Nations International Pageant.

Miss Global Nigeria held June 13, 2010, in Lagos.
Congrats to the new queen.
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Still going strong - Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan



















 Bollywood hot couple, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai were pictures recently at the Press Conference of their new movie “Raavan”, which held at Cinemax, Andheri, Mumbai.

 More pictures of the happy couple when you...continue
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Quote of the day
























  
"Am I getting married this year? No. Am I in a relationship? Yes. Do I want to tell you his name? No. And why do I have to answer marriage questions in every interview?" Actress Uche Jumbo, when asked by a City People reporter about marriage plans.

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The Super C Big Give Away Begins NOW!

























 As Anticipation builds for the impending Release of Super C Season the next official album from Cerious Music/ Storm Records recording artist Naeto C, he has decided to continue his engagement with his fans by making available previously unreleased music for exclusive free downloads.

Read more
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"Don't support the gays" Malawi president

















 Malawi president and Africa Union Chairman, Bingu wa Mutharika, is speaking out, saying donors to the country should focus on children's rights instead of fighting for gay rights.

During the African Child commemoration, Mutharika said:
“The role of protecting children is for everyone. I want religious leaders and civil society groups to speak on the rights of children, not a man marrying a man. Donors should stop assisting confused people (gays). Why fight for gay rights instead of children’s rights?”*


Well...I still don't think anyone should be sentenced to 14yrs in prison because of their sexual preference. There are worst offences....
Just saying...
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Vanessa Carlton announces that she's bi-sexual

























A lot of people in Hollywood seem to be turning bisexual these days! Cameron Diaz, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Fergie...etc

The latest celeb to come out is singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton
While headlining at the Nashville Pride on Saturday, Vanessa told the audience:
"I've never said this before, but I am a proud bisexual woman."

Bi-sexuality is a sign of confusion. Make up your mind already. Man or woman? :-)
*Just Kidding*. Whatever rocks anyone's boat.
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Sunday, 20 June 2010

RIP Jolomi Ikomi

























Jolomi died two days ago after a brief illness.
Too sad!
May her soul rest in peace...amen
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