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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Phone-Hacking Scandal: It's Over For UK's News of The World


Britain's biggest-selling Sunday newspaper, The News Of The World, which is 168 years old, will close after a final edition this Sunday, 10th July, after years worth of phone hacking scandals finally reached melting point at the start of the week. Over 200 people will loose their jobs.

The dramatic announcement came from Chief Exec James Murdoch this afternoon after two days of damaging revelations for the newspaper and a growing advertiser boycott after claims that the paper hacked the phones of murder victims, dead soldiers and 7/7 families.

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Introducing: Walko Chilko, Nigeria's Michael Jackson

Just in case you've never heard of him or seen a pic of him, this is Michael Eze, unpopularly known as Nigeria's Michael Jackson...:-)
Here's how he introduces himself...unedited!
The death of Michael Jackson made the pop star walko chilko an instant celebrity. i became the biggest news on print media for been the only Michael Jackson look alike in the world. 48news papers and magazines around the world in one year head line in japan and London . i was escorted by PMAN to welcome mallon Jackson at the airport on his arrival to Nigeria, mallon promised to show me michaels grave in los Angelse and the white paid money to have a photo shot with me. now am the worlds biggest image . for more info or spons, advert, you can call on this number 2347040334154 thanks my number2348055969614
Oh dear!

Actors Chidi Mokeme, Saint Obi become columnists for new softsell magazine, Yes International!

Chidi's column is called 'The Chidi Mokeme Column', while St's is called 'Stark Naked' and they are both fantastic writers. They kinda share their life experiences and give advice on...everything!

The Exquisite Fashion Party; Partying against cancer.


More artists will be performing at the Exquisite Fashion Party organized by Exquisite Magazine on the 24th of July at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in VI. Lagos. They include Miss Kelekele Tiwa Savage, Maye Hunta (Ekaete belle), Lace, and Goldie. 

An event held to create more awareness for Cervical Cancer and also provide free screening for women and men. It is tagged Partying Against Cancer.

Drummer girl Ara's 2yr old marriage ends

Prolific singer and African leading female talking drummer, Ara and her husband of just two years, Prince Nurudeen Olalekan Saliu have ended their marriage. The ex-couple married 4 June 2009 in Lagos and have a son together.

She wrote on her facebook page Tuesday July 5, 2011
When I am down, I look for someone to show love n care to, someone I probably would never see again. I dont know how I survived d last 7months people. Through my pain, the abuse, tears, the betrayal...I thank all those I have been of help to, in heeding ur calls, my broken heart is mending. I thank those who have helped me help others, God will continually lift you all...I thank God for making me His instrument. I thank God for my son!
The abuse? What's going on with marriages these days? Read her official statement after the cut...

Charly Boy Donates Blood...


Charly Boy pictured donating blood during the 2011 National Blood Donor's day that took place last month. The Area Father is an ambassador and donor for the National Blood Transfusion Service.

The NET Newspaper Front Cover (Issue 25)

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New Video: Zoé Chinaka - Your Love

Zoé Chinaka was a finalist at the 2010 Naija Sings Music Reality show. Enjoy her new video...

OMG! Check out the new Aki and Paw Paw

Who did this? Some people have yawered I'm telling you...lol.

Julius Agwu Presents: Crack Ya Ribs 2011

President Jonathan Appoints 18 Aides

The aides according to a release obtained by the The Will are...

1. Mike A. Oghiadomhe, CFR, Chief of Staff to the President
2. Eng. Mohammed Kachalla Abubakar, mni, Deputy Chief of Staff to the President
3. Amb. Hassan Tukur, Principal Secretary to the President
4. Prof. Abubakar Sambo, Special Adviser to the President on Energy
5. Mrs. Sarah Akuben Pane, Special Adviser to the President on Social Development
6. Dr. Tunji Olagunju, Special Adviser to the President on NEPAD
7. Mrs. Sarah Jibril, Special Adviser to the President on Ethics and Values

New Video: Enye - Your Girl

ENYE pronounced (N- yeh) is a Nigerian singer based in the US. Enjoy her new video...

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The very sexy Mr Okoye in new photo shoot

 
I saw an interview on Sound City yesterday (Munachi Abii was the interviewer) where he said he was looking forward to having more kids...but marriage was of no interest to him. He said could live like the late great Fela. Whatever that means, Peter! Anyways, looking dapper as always!

Woman stabs husband; rips his bowel open

A 30-year-old mother of three, identified as Pwaneno, has been arrested for stabbing her 35-year-old husband in the stomach, ripping his bowels open. Eyewitnesses say they saw the man's intestines gush out as a result of the deep stab. The incident happened in Jimeta-Yola, Adamawa State. The woman allegedly stabbed her husband after finding out he was planning to take another wife.

Mr Dominic Daniel Shalda (pictured above) is receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, while his wife is cooling her heels at the police station.

What's with all this stabbing stabbing stories. If you are tired of being married, why not walk away, abi is it by force?

More Violence in Maiduguri

A heavy explosion followed by bursts of sporadic gunfire hit the town of Maiduguri around 7am this morning Wednesday July 6. There were a number of casualties. And you guessed right, Boko Haram again!

It now seems there are more bomb blasts and killings in Northern Nigeria than in Afghanistan; what the hell is this?

Jim Iyke spotted at the airport with his mum

Awwwww, see him carrying his mum's bag. Y'all know what they say about men who are extra good to their mothers...:-)

Uche Jumbo's Damage Movie Trailer

The movie will premiere July 31 at Silverbird Galleria, Lagos

Woman Tries to Sneak Boyfriend Out of Jail... In a Suitcase!

A 19yr old lady, Maria del Mar Arjona was caught trying to sneak her boyfriend out of a Mexican prison in a suitcase following a conjugal visit. 

A spokesman for police in the Caribbean state of Quintana Roo says staff at the prison in Chetumal noticed that the woman seemed nervous and was pulling a black wheeled suitcase that looked bulky. When prison guards checked the bag, they found Juan Ramirez Tijerina, who is serving a 20-year sentence for a 2007 conviction for illegal weapons possession, curled up inside the bag in a fetal position. Arjona was arrested and charges are pending. - Yahoo News

Eric Arubayi set to debut new album

All is set for the release of Idols’ West Africa fame Eric’s debut album. Eric, whose album drops on the 14th of July, 2011 has promised fans and all lovers of good music to expect music they will always love to listen to.

The album, which is titled ‘ERIC REDEFINED’, is influenced by love, life & society. The album is also inspired by the need to show music lovers that my music is beyond my personality.

"I have tried to show people that my music is more important than all of these and I worked to get it right"

Paris Hilton already dating again?

Just two weeks after officially splitting from former boyfriend, Cy Waits, Paris Hilton is dating again. Her new man is Hangover director Todd Phillips, 40. They've been dating for about a week now.

My question is, don't you need time to rest...you know...down there...before working it again? Doesn't she need time to 'air out'? Take a break woman, wth? lol

Here's a comment someone made about her new relationship
I'm glad she's dating a director. Hopefully her next sex tape will have better lighting.
LMAO! I haf die of lafta!

Princess Abisola Tejuosho weds longtime love, Lekan Akanbi

On their wedding day July 2
One of the daughters of HRH, Oba Adedapo Tejuosho, Princess Abisola Tejuosho got married to her longtime love, Olalekan Akanbi, on Saturday July 2nd at the cathedral of St. James African Church, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Wishing them a happy married life.

Video: Beyonce - Year of 4

Richard Mofe-Damijo turns 50 today

Happy birthday to one of Nigeria's finest actor, Richard Mofe Damijo, as he turns 50years old today. Wishing him many fruitful and happy years ahead!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Lagos Police Parades The Man Who Stabbed His Wife To Death

The Lagos State Police Command this morning paraded Akolade Arowolo, the man who stabbed his wife to death before journalists at the state Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja. Briefing the press, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Samuel Jinadu said the case is currently being investigated by the state CID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, while the autopsy report on the late Titilayo was being awaited.

In the meantime, Jinadu said that Akolade will be referred to a psychiatric hospital where he will undergo a test to ascertain his state of mind.

I'm looking at him and I can't wrap my head around what he did. How could he keep stabbing and stabbing and then start cutting? He can't be sane!

Kanu Nwankwo spends over N2billion on choice properties in Lekki

Not only was he a footballer, he was also a business man who invested heavily in real estate. Since retiring from the game that brought him fame and fortune, the former Super Eagles skipper is taking his property business to the next level. People very close to him say he just acquired eight buildings at Stillwaters Estate, Lekki, phase 1, Lagos. The one storey building estate painted butter colour cost about N300million each. He bought eight, do the maths...:-)

Hairstylist Bobby Eke back on his feet

After suffering partial stroke in 2009 at age 42, renowned hair stylist and owner of popular Lagos based hair salon, Bobby's Signature, Bobby Eke, is back on his feet and working at his salons again. God is great!

"Millenium Temple Is Not Suffering From Crash Crunch" - Paul Adefarasin

Pastor Paul Adefarasin's June 2011 opening date of his N1.5billion cathedral called Millennium Temple was not feasible and people are alleging that church members stopped donating. The pastor says the delay has nothing to with money. He tells Encomium's Femi Oyewale
"We never said the dedication date for the cathedral would be in June 2011. The project is a huge one with many complexities. It's an auditorium of its time, thus it would take time because many of the technological gadgets for the cathedral are quite sophisticated. We never lacked the resource for the building project. The needs have always been supplied. It is completely paid for and it's debt free. We are looking at the first quarter of next year, 2012.

Another woman files attempted rape complaint against Strauss-Kahn in France

A French writer filed a criminal complaint today Tuesday June 5 against embattled former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, alleging attempted rape, according to her attorney David Koubbi.

Tristane Banon, 32, filed the new claim, just as a separate New York case against the French financier appeared to be on shaky ground.

Agbani Darego is the new face of Arik Air

The airline company named the ex-Miss World and model as its brand ambassador at a press conference held in Lagos yesterday. Congrats babe!

The Lovely Ms Henshaw Covers Complete Fashion Magazine

Beautiful!

Even Funke Akindele is planking...lol

The comic actress planking on top of a bag of rice! Chai! lol.

"I didn't kill my wife, she stabbed herself to death" - Kolade Arowolo

Mr. Kolade Arowolo, who was suspected to have killed his wife, Titilayo, a banker with Skye Bank, Marina Branch, on Monday denied stabbing and killing the deceased.

He said contrary to public opinion, the deceased stabbed herself to death. The suspect was said to have killed his 29-year-old wife in cold blood at their No. 8 Akindehinde Street, Isolo, a suburb of Lagos, on Friday, June 24.
According to him, he had been having serious issues with the deceased over their marriage before that fateful day that she ended up killing herself, after stabbing him too.

Arrested Boko Haram members will not be prosecuted.

 
An explosion killed at least five people and injured 10 more on Sunday July 3 at a bar near a police barracks in Maiduguri, the latest attack by radical Islamist sect Boko Haram.

Meanwhile, the State Security Service (SSS) said on Monday that it had arrested over 100 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect but they would not be prosecuted, in line with President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to adopt a political solution to the problem.

Thoughts?

Islamic Banking is Soludo's Idea" - Sanusi Lamido

“Islamic banking proposal began from the period of former CBN Governor Charles Soludo, and all the process and procedures for its formation were arranged before my coming as the Governor of the CBN. I inherited the idea. A committee on the formation of Islamic bank was appointed and this was led by a Deputy Governor of the CBN Mr. Tunde Lemo. The committee was fully satisfied with the proposal and formation. So this is not my idea, I met it on ground.” – Sanusi Lamido, CBN Governor.

Usher Says He's Kissed Rihanna

A few months ago rumors were flying that Usher and Rihanna had hooked up during the Coachella Music Festival. Now Usher gives confirmation, sort of...

Usher tells Fabulous
"Companionship is important - every man should have a woman to make him better. I'm dating at the moment - not anyone in particular, but I have a few people I'm interested in.
"Rihanna is beautiful. But she's not necessarily on my hit list - she's like my sister right now, or cousin. Though we have kissed."
Don't kiss and tell man, what the heck is wrong with you? lol

The Search for Africa’s Next Hollywood Star Begins

Tracey Moore, Davis Media group, Paradise Entertainment & TLDC presents:
The Spirit Actor -“The Search for Africa’s Next Hollywood Star” 
This is your chance to be one of 5 Nigerian finalists who will be flown to New York, USA together with 5 Ghanaians. 
At the New York boot camp you will work with real life Acting Coaches, Hollywood Agents, Directors, Producers, Casting Directors and act alongside some huge Hollywood names!!!


The ultimate winner will:
  • Earn a one year contract with a personal Hollywood agent.
  • Will be flown to L.A in California to star in an American movie.
  • Star alongside Morris Chestnut and other "A" list actors, actresses from Hollywood in the movie.

Monday, 4 July 2011

"Al-Qaeda to use Nigeria as headquarters" British Intelligence

So let me get this right, British spy chiefs strongly believe that terrorist group, Al-Qaeda, is determined to make Nigeria its command and control center for plotting attacks on the West?

What does that mean? Oh dear Lord, don't do this to Nigeria!
Read the UK Mirror report after the cut

Statement from the organisers of Music Meets Runway

Early this morning, one of the major headliners of the highly anticipated show, Music Meets Runway, Amber Rose tweeted that she will not be coming to Nigeria to host Music Meets Runway 2011.
Due to recent developments of Amber Roses nude photos that surfaced on the internet last week, we were in discussion as to what to do about the situation with some of our sponsors who had understandably shown some concern. We were still in discussions with our sponsors to accommodate Amber when we read Amber Roses tweet about her not being booked to host Music Meets Runway.
Amber has indeed been booked and paid for through a reputable international booking agent and we were as surprised as anyone to see the tweet. 

Linda at Vanguard Allure's Women on Wellness Event

 
I don't go out often, so whenever I do, I gotta show off...:-). With this outfit, you gotta give me a pass mark. For one the dress is not black. The shoes' not black. And that weave is lovely...:-). I'm making small small money now so I can afford to buy nicer clothes and change shoes...:-). This was on Saturday...not bad huh?

RED, content and communication company, launches

The strategy team at Red Media, a media content and communication company based in Lagos, has announced the formal launch of the firm.
Red Media enters the market as a leading media company with a prominent development subsidiary called The Future Project.

Amber Rose not coming to Lagos for Music Meets Runway?

It seems like it. She tweeted very early this morning:  
"Hey my Nigerian Rosebuds I am NOT booked for anything in Nigeria at all if I’m not booked thru info@behindhershades.com then its not real. I wld LOVE to come to Nigeria if u guys really want me there Pls book me thru Info@behindhershades.com" 
Amber's management company, Behind Her Shades, have also said no one approached them about any show in Nigeria.

I wonder what's going on. We're expecting a statement from the publicist for the Music Meets Runway event regarding Amber's denials, shortly. So stay tuned!

Meanwhile, Music Meets Runway will definitely hold on the 9th of July at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel, with or without Amber Rose.

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