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Saturday, 11 December 2010

Ovation Presents the Green Carol

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Recently, the Publisher of OVATION International, Bashorun Dele Momodu announced that in celebration of Nigeria's Golden Jubilee and in support of the global cause for environmental protection, the annual OVATION Red Carol goes green this December; hence the OVATION Green Carol!


In this explosive OVATION All-Stars collaboration of mainstream and upcoming acts, Jon O, Waje, Mocheddah, General Pype, Chydnma, Malaika  Tiwa Savage, Oldsqul, Freeze, Femi Adeyinka, Edikim and Hakym team up under the production of veteran producer OJB Jezreel to sing a new Christmas melody. "Christmas is green" they sing as the world gives a standing ovation to the King of Kings this December. No doubt, this is one song that comes as a big plus to the excitement and festivities that come with the Christmas season.

Where will you be when the OVATION Green Carol paints the city of Lagos green this Christmas?…Don't miss out!!!

Beauty of the day - Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti

Stolen DDC Machine recovered. Suspects paraded

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The suspects arrested in connection with the theft of the Direct Data Capture machines of the Independent National Electoral Commission. From left: Mr. Suleiman Isa, 17; Mrs. Modupe Sunmonu, 41; Mr. Lawal Lateef, 19; and Bamidele Joshua, 22.

The Commissioner of Police, Airport Command, Mr. Moses Onireti, said that the suspects were arrested in the early hours of Friday in their various residences in Shasha and Akowonjo on the outskirts of Lagos. He also said the suspects had confessed stealing 16 out of the 20 units of the missing DDC machines. The suspects, he said, had made useful statements that would lead to the arrest of other suspects involved in the theft.

Question is: What do these people want with these machines?

For those who have never seen this, watch PawPaw rap...ha ha ha!

Model/TV presenter, Isio Wanogho in LBD..loves it!

Akunyili may resign, eyes Anambra senatorial seat

Indications emerged yesterday that the former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili, may resign her appointment soon to allow her to contest a senatorial seat in Anambra State. It was learnt that Akunyili, who will contest for the post in Anambra Central, might announce her resignation at a news conference in the next one week.- Punch

"Tell Us What Your $200m Donation To Entertainment Industry Is Meant For" Tunde Obe to FG

“I’m yet to understand what the money’s meant for. Who’s to manage the funds? Who’s to account for the funds? I’m a very active member of this industry, and if I can’t answer these questions with my level and reputation in the industry, I wonder what my younger colleagues would understand about the 200 million US Dollars. Maybe in subsequent months, somebody would be able to break it down for us on how the funds is to be utilized because it is Nigeria’s money. You can’t just say you want to give people money, what is it for? Is it a loan? And if it is, what are the modalities involved? How do you get access to these funds? Would such money be available in 20 years for another generation of this industry? I mean it’s not clear to me and the government should come out to explain what it is all about to us,” - Tunde Obe

Introducing: Catwalk professor

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How many of you remember that picture of a dude dressed as a woman at the BEFFTA Awards that I put up a while back? (If you missed it, then check it here). Well, I found out who he is. He's Africa's version of catwalk trainer, Jay Alexander. He goes by the professional name - Catwalk Professor and makes a living teaching models how to catwalk. The award winning model trainer works with the London School of Modeling and has worked with several pageants and modeling competitions in the UK.

His real name is Francis Matthew and he's from the Island of St Maarten.
More pics and a video of him when you continue...

Friday, 10 December 2010

Who Should Be Man of The Year 2010?

Funke osibodu

The annual Silverbird Man of the Year is here again. The nominees are - Olusegun Aganga (Minister of Finance), Funke osibodu (GMD, Union Bank of Nigeria PLC), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (Governor, Central Bank), Aliko Dangote (Chairman: Dangote Group)

Meet Terri Smith: The World's Fattest Woman

Huge problem: Terri Smith, pictured in her bed with medication, is facing a battle to get fit so she can fit in an MRI machine
49 year old mother of one, Terri Smith, is believed to be the World's Fattest Woman, weighing 700lb. She is confined to her bedroom in her Ohio home unable to move, stand or roll over by herself.
Suffering from severe headaches which doctors fear could stem from a brain problem, Terri urgently needs a brain scan - but is too big to fit inside an MRI machine.

Proposed Lekki - Ikoyi bridge. Will be ready in 2011























 
For those of you who live in Lekki, and face all that traffic everyday, respite is coming soon. Lagos State Govt is currently working on a bridge that will take you directly from Lekki to Ikoyi. And the bridge will look something like what you see above. You heard it here first...:-)

The woman: Olufunmilayo Ransome-Kuti

 
Francis Abigail Olufunmilayo Ransome-Kuti:
*The first Nigerian woman to drive a car and ride a bicycle
*One of the founders of the Nigerian Union of Teachers in the 1930s and of the Nigerian Union of Students.
*Led the successful abolishment of separate tax rates for women.
*Founded the Federation of Nigerian Women Societies
*The mother of the greatest musician to come out of Africa.

The man: Zanna Bukar Dipcharima


How many of you know this man? He's been described as one of the most under-acknowledged Nigerian to have ever lived. Zanna Bukar Dipcharima was elected prime minister by the NPC to replace Abubakar Tafawa Balewa in 1966. He was just about to be sworn in...then the ceremony was called off.

Bet you didn't know that...now you know!
You see, we are not all about gossip, sometimes we educate you. And you're welcome...lol.

2face, Terry G, MI, Jesse Jags, eLDee and others for 'Xmas Jam, Oniru Beach

Come 24th December 2010 (Christmas Eve) fun seekers in Lagos and its environs will be treated to a different kind of partying experience at Oniru Private Beach; with top notch Nigerian performers like 2face, Terry G, MI Kass, Ice Prince AY, Kaffy and Jesse Jags.

The event, tagged “The Xmas Jam Oniru Beach” is a production of The Prince Is Here Entertainment, HDS Estate and Chiad Productions.

Nicki Minaj's birthday outfit...

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Nicki wore this to her 26th birthday last night. The revealing outfit is covered with hundreds of pearls and beads.

Oprah Explains the Secret to Her Success

Join Ekene Onu this Sunday

 
Join Ekene Onu, author of  “The Mrs. Club”, as she read excerpts of her latest book - “Can I Be Real”
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2010. Time: 3pm – 6pm
Location: Bogobiri House, 9 Maitama Sule Street, off Raymond Njoku, South West, Ikoyi
Both books will be available for sale at the event or can be picked up from Terra Kulture, VI.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Unbelievable! Chinese workers build 15-story hotel in just six days

KC Presh's Kingsley Okonkwo loses father

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Kingsley with his late dad, elder Okonkwo at his wedding this year
KC Presh's Kingsley Okonkwo is bereaved. He lost is father, Elder Daniel Okonkwo, on Sunday Dec 5th, 2010. He was 65 years old. May his soul rest in peace, amen.

New play : A Husband's Wife, starring Dede Mabiaku and Joke Silva


Written by Tyrone Terrence
Date and Venue: 18th Dec at Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan.

More about the play when you continue...

Yeside Fashion Store

 
















Yesidefashionstore.com; no 1 Online Fashion Store, Nigeria
Email: care@yesidefashionstore.com
Find them on Facebook: Yeside Fashion Stores. Follow them on twitter: YFSNigeria

Quote of the day...

Oprah
"I have not one regret about not having children because I believe that it is the way it's supposed to be. I could not have had this life and lived it with the level of intensity that is required to do this show the way it's done if I'd had children. I'd be one of those that the kid's coming and saying, "Mom, you've neglected me".. So I have no regrets about that"  - Oprah Winfrey

Don't deal with Segun Arinze's AGN - Emeka Ike advises FG on $200m entertainment fund. Segun Arinze reacts!

 
"On December 1, 2010, we called a stakeholders meeting to advise Ben Bruce and the president that this is not a come-let's-share fund. The $200m should be domiciled at Bank of industry until we get ourselves right. 

Human trafficking: Immigration rescues 22 foreigners in A’Ibom

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The rescued victims

The Nigeria Immigration Service, Akwa Ibom State Command, on Wednesday intercepted and rescued 22 foreigners, who were illegally trafficked into the country. The foreigners, who were intercepted at the Young Shall Grow Motor Park, Uyo, are 21 Togolese and one Ghanaian.

Unbelievable! DDC machines stolen at Lagos airport

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The porous nature of the nation’s airports has again been laid bare as some of the Direct Data Capture machines for the registration of voters for the 2011 elections were allegedly stolen at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

The machines were awaiting clearance by Independent National Electoral Commission agent when the theft took place.
Read more >> 

“I’m not a lesbian. I’m not even kind of a lesbian,” Oprah

In an interview with Barbara Walters, Oprah addresses Lesbian Rumors about her BFF Gayle.

Bisi Olatilo gets TV Licence

 
Seasoned broadcaster and multi-linguist, Bisi Olatilo, has finally gotten his wish. The long sought licence of his Biscon TV has been finally approved by the Presidency. He's been working on getting this licence for many years. Congrats sir!

Switch A Future with Freedom Foundation

Aretha Franklin Diagnosed with Cancer
















Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin underwent emergency surgery on December 2. Shortly after surgery, she thanked everyone who was thinking and praying for her. Now it's been revealed through a close family friend that the 70year old singer has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Remembering the Sosoliso Airlines plane crash victims

5 years ago, 60 students at the Loyola Jesuit College (LJC), Abuja lost their lives in a Sosoliso Airlines plane crash in Port Harcourt. The plane crash also claimed the life of well liked Nigerian pastor, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya. Many passengers survived the initial impact but died in the resulting fire. Port Harcourt Airport had only one fire truck and no ambulances. The plane crash's only survivor is Kechi Okwuchi, a LJC student.

May their souls continue to rest in peace.

Loyola Jesuit College choir when you continue...

New music: Darey vibes in Hausa in new club banger, 'Ba Ni Kidi!!!'

Ba Ni Kidi in English means “Give Me The Beat.” and it's produced by Cobhmas Asuquo

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Full Nominees List for The Future Awards Unveiled! Reception holds December 19!

Great list...the only thing strange about it is the nominees ages. Teju Baby Face is 27 years old? lol. Teju was in his final year when I got into the university 12 years ago. Plus I heard him tell Jay Jay Okocha yesterday on his TV show that he is 31years old. And Banky W is 29? Ridiculous!...:-)
Anyway, check out the full list of nominees and tell us what you think...

Caught on CCTV: Watch this dog owner batter his 5months old poppy

A diplomat's son who viciously kicked and punched his puppy because he was 'having a bad day' after being turned down for a job narrowly escaped being locked up for the horrific attack.watch the attack below...

Five natural herbs that women should have in their homes and why - Quincy Ayodele.

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Quincy Ayodele is a herbal therapist with 15 years experience. Here are the five natural herbs she recommends women should have in there homes.
Ginger, cloves, lemon grass, bitter lemon and pawpaw.
 
Why you need this when you continue...

INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, Speaks About Nigeria Elections in 2011

"I still don't know why Dauda slapped me" actress Uche Obodo

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Actress Uche Ogbodo, was recently assaulted by comic actor, Kingsley Ogbonna, popularly known as Dauda on the set of their new movie, Temptations. Here she explains what transpired between them on the day of the alleged assault.

Julius Agwu plans big for tenth anniversary

 


The comedian is planning mother of all shows to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his annual Crack Ya Ribs. The shows are slated for Sunday 19th of Dec at Expo Centre, Eko Hotel, and another one on Christmas Day, Dec 25th at Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt.

It will feature Ali Baba, Basorge Tariah Jnr, Gordons, Terry G, Timaya and many more.
You don't wanna miss this!

Government Grants Citizenship To 82 foreign nationals

 
President Jonathan Goodluck yesterday in Abuja gave Citizenship Certificates of Naturalisation and Registration to 82 foreign nationals.

Genevieve, Ramsey Noah, Mai, others win FAB Awards

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FAB Magazine, Nigeria’s leading international fashion journal, on Dec 5, gave 25 awards to 25 people for their achievement in the style industry.

Full list of Fab Awards winners when you continue...

New movie trailer: Busted Life, starring Ramsey Noah

IBB threatens to leave PDP

 “Every member of the party is required to comply with the provisions of the Party Constitution. And so is the President who is the leader of the Party. As great as the office of President is, we should never forget that it does not precede membership of the Party. On the contrary, it is membership of the party that pre...cedes the office of President of the Federal Republic so far as the president was not elected as an independent candidate. If the Party has become so helpless in the face of these gross violations of its own constitution by its officers and its highest elected representative, then, many of us shall have no alternative but to reconsider our continued membership of the Party.” - General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd.).

Rapper Eve to host MAMA 2010 in Lagos

 


MTV and Airtel today revealed that contemporary rap icon T-Pain is to visit Nigeria to perform at the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel (MAMA).  South African house trio Big Nuz and four-time MAMA winner D’Banj (Nigeria) will also perform at the show, which takes place at the Eko Expo Hall, Lagos on 11 December 2010.

Gov. Adams Oshiomole loses wife


 Mrs. Clara Adams Oshiomhole, the wife of Edo State Governor, has died of breast cancer in Abuja just a few days to her daughter's wedding. A government source in Benin City, said she had been abroad receiving treatment for the ailment but returned to Nigeria a few days ago for the wedding slated for Dec.19, 2010. 
She died last night at a hospital in Abuja. She was 54 years old.
May her soul rest in peace, amen.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Willow Smith named one of Ebony magazine's "Power 100."

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10 year old Willow has been named one of Ebony magazine's Power 100 emerging leaders in entertainment.
"It means that I am changing people lives a lot because with my songs. Its making people feel more strong about themselves. I want to be an inspiration to kids, because sometimes parents don't like their kids to be out of the box, and sometimes that can be a little irritating, so I just say, breathe and go with the flow." Says Willow about the honor.

New movie trailer: The Mirror Boy starring Genevieve Nnaji

Nigerians To Get New ID Cards

 
After 10 years, Nigeria is set to launch a fresh set of national identity cards and as early as January next year, people may be required to line up for the new bio-data registration process. The National Identity Management Commission which is in charge of the scheme assured Nigerians that the new cards will be different from the ones issued between 2001 and 2006. - 234next

Another dark music from Kanye West: Monster - Feat. Jay Z, Rick Ross, and Nicki Minaj

With Lyrics...

New mother astonished as her baby girl is born with Teeth

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Breast feeding can be uncomfortable at the best of times, but one mother who found it particularly painful was amazed to discover her new baby already had two front teeth.

Panic At The Synagogue, As Knife-Wielding Man Targets T.B. Joshua On The Pulpit


 
There was panic at the Ikotun, Lagos-based Synagogue Church of All Nations last Sunday when a man with a knife forced himself through the crowd of worshippers and attempted to stab the controversial pastor, Prophet T.B Joshua, on the pulpit while he was preaching.

Disabled Woman Goes Through Airport Security in Her Underwear (video)

Anonymous couple pays N5.5m for Adekeye’s brain surgery

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Rahmat Adekeye
Help has finally come the way of 29-year-old Rahmat Adekeye, the lady, who was diagnosed with Arnold-Chiari Malformation Type 1, also known as congenital malformation of the brain. An anonymous Nigerian couple, who read about her plight in Punch Metro when it was published on November 18, had paid €26,500 (N5.5m) required for a surgery at a German Hospital, Universitatmedizin Der Johannes, Gutenberg.

Nigerian among 2010 Right Livelihood Prize Winners

 

The 2010 Right Livelihood Prize winners line up with their diplomas after a ceremony at the parliament in Stockholm, December 6, 2010. Dr. Ruchama Marton (from L), Physician for Human Rights, Executive Director Narendra Bahadur and Shrikrishna Upadhyay's daughter Dr. Jyoti Bhattarai, Nnimmo Bassey from Nigeria and Bishop Erwin Krautler from Brazil. REUTERS/Henrik Montgomery/Scanpix Sweden.

Sex Workers Strangle Colleague in Delta State

Detectives at the Delta State command of the Nigeria Police Force in Asaba have arrested some prostitutes  who “reportedly strangled their 'business partner” to death.

Nuhuribadu.com

 

“Please join me and all Team Ribadu members in Nigeria and across the world on Monday, December 13, 2010, as we launch our website www.nuhuribadu.com and unveil our agenda for a New Nigeria. Your input and suggestions are welcome as we seek to create the Nigeria of our dreams. A New Nigeria is Possible!” - Nuhu Ribadu.

14-year-old accused of ruthless killings on behalf of a Mexican drug cartel boss (video)

Beyonce thanks fans...

After going platinum in less than 2 weeks with her I Am..Tour DVD, Beyonce records a thank you message for her fans.

Kanu Nwankwo shops for N5 billion for Cardiac Centre

















Retired Super Eagles captain and Postsmouth FC of England strike, Kanu Nwankwo, is shopping for N5billlion to build a cardiac center in Abuja. The proposed centre will boast of a well equipped 40-bed hospital, with a state-of-the-art facilities for corrective heart surgeries.

Building a bottle house in Abuja

 













Please keep your plastic bottles to be turned into affordable housing. We aim to collect 300,000 bottles to build a two-bedroom house. We hope that this project will encourage others do to the same – thereby providing decent accommodation and cleaning up a major pollutant.

I will be storing the bottles at our home; House 29, Shell Imani Compound, Madeira Street. Please give me a call if you have a supply of bottles and would like me to collect them: 07057626282.

Sincerely
Katrin Macmillan

Quote of the day...

 

"Who are the Nigerians that are worried? It is you media people who are worried. I can take you to my village in Song, you will see that they are not worried. So, people should stop this nonsense of talking about allowances and how much the members are getting.

New video: fr3style: Ariwo Ko

Australian Man Marries His Pet Dog

Joseph Guiso kisses his new 'bride.' An Australian man has taken marrying your "best friend" to a whole new level. He's now hitched to his dog.

Joseph Guiso, 20, married his 5-year-old golden Labrador Retriever named "Honey" in an elaborate wedding ceremony at a park in Toowoomba.

Thirty of Guiso's friends and family attended the ceremony, which concluded with the groom getting down on one knee and planting a kiss on his four-legged bride.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Banky W and Sasha named best dressed female and Male Artist of 2010

 
Last night at the Fab event, Rapper Sasha and Banky W were named best dressed female and male artist of 2010. You agree? 
BTW, apart from being a rapper, Sasha's also a designer. Here she is rocking one of her Eclectic designs

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