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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Singer Amy Winehouse found dead at her London flat

Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was this afternoon found dead her flat in north London.

Police say they received a call at 4.05pm calling for help for a woman in Camden. Paramedics were called to the scene, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

They are saying cause of death is an overdose of drink and drugs...

She had so much going for her..but couldn't leave drugs alone...such a sad way to go. May her soul rest in peace...amen.

Norwegian man kills 91 in one of history's worst mass shootings

A Norwegian gunman, Anders Behring Breivik, 32, pulled off one of history's worst mass shootings on Friday night July 22, 2011.

Dressed as a police officer, Breivik gunned down over 90 people at an island youth retreat before being arrested. Investigators are still searching the surrounding waters, where people fled the attack, which followed an explosion in nearby Oslo that killed seven, an explosion police say was set off by the same suspect.

Investigators say that the massacre is not linked to any international terrorist organizations but the suspects motives was still unknown.

Anders was a loner who lived with his mother in a wealthy suburb and is well educated. He had extreme right wing views and hated muslims...

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US to sell Diepreye Alamieyeseigha’s N91m house

The United States government has put the $600,000 (N91m) house of a former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, in Rockville, Maryland, up for sale.

This is sequel to the filing of a forfeiture order by the Kleptocracy Team of the US Department of Justice on the house in March and a separate one in April on $400,000 (N60m) in a Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC account in Massachusetts.

Both assets were described as proceeds of corruption acquired during his tenure from 1999 to 2005. - Punch

DNA Result: Precious Ogbona is not the mother of 7 'miracle' babies

The preliminary result of the DNA test conducted penultimate week, Monday July 11, 2011 has revealed that — Precious Donatus Ogbonna is not the mother of the 'miracle' babies.

The result of the test which was conducted by Pathcare Nigeria Limited in partnership with Pathcare South Africa, states “Maternity is excluded in more than two of fifteen DNA maker systems. Biological maternity of the alleged mother individual 1(MS P C P OGBONNA, ID: 24/11/1974) is therefore EXCLUDED” - Vanguard

Precious was childless for about twelve years of marriage before she came up with this multiple birth story. The question now is; where in the world did she get these children from?

Photos from Mr & Mrs Movie Premiere

Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, Nse Ikpe Etim and Monalisa Chinda
More photos after the cut...

Lara George set to embark on US tour

Gospel singer, Lara George is set to embark on a solo music tour of the United States. Her shows will take her to Houston, Baultimore, Chicago, and Atlanta and she will be on the road for about six weeks. Will bring you tour dates as soon as it's released.

Liberia honours President Jonathan with national award

President Goodluck Jonathan was Thursday July 21 in Monrovia honoured by the government with the country's highest national award - the "Grand Cordon in the Most Venerable Order of the Pioneers of the Republic of Liberia.'

Conferring the award on President Jonathan, Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said it was in appreciation of the outstanding and selfless contributions of the leaders and people of Nigeria to the restoration of peace and continued development of Liberia.

Actress Barbara Soky spotted

Barbara Soky was one of the most sought after actresses in the 80's and 90's. She disappeared for a while but I think she's back into acting now. She was spotted at the Mr and Mrs movie premiere, a movie which she featured in. I can see she hasn't changed much...the eyebrows are still the same..:-)

Style Star: Monalisa Chinda and Nse Ikpe Etim

The actresses wore these outfits to the Mr & Mrs movie premiere three days. The best dressed goes to...?

Ashionye shows off cute son

 
The cutie's name is Ashioma Raccah and he just turned 1. See him touching his mum's boobs. Enjoy darling, it's all yours...:-)

Friday, 22 July 2011

Beyonce talks babies

In the past Beyonce said that she'd like to have children by the time she turned 30. But with her 30th birthday fast approaching Beyonce is rethinking her plans. She tells Access Hollywood,
“Before I hit the age of 40, I’d love to have some children. I would love to direct, continue to learn videos and maybe by then a film, a short film… I love documentaries.

“I just hope that I’m happy and into my children and well-adjusted and still making music, if that makes me happy at that time.”
By then Jay Z will be like 55 years old...pity him naw Beyonce darling...kó má dá ó...:-) The interview video when you continue...

Pictures From Mania Signing With Agbani Darego

Agbani, singer Chydinma, Dr Sid and a hot dude!
 More pics after the cut...

Modupe Ozolua is a celibate woman

The mother of one and body enhancement expert told Mania Magazine that's she's been celibate for over two years. She says:
“Well, it first started with me waiting for my own man, knowing this man will be mine. That was in the first year. By the second year, my church was also quite encouraging in helping me ensure that I keep steadfast to my promise. Men find it hard to believe that women have the capacity to hold off sex and I always have to reiterate to them - I’m doing it”,
Nice stuff. I'm proud of you...:-)

Muma Gee picks wedding date

The singer's church wedding to her man, Nollywood actor Prince Eke, has been fixed for November 18, 2011 at the Recovery House, Port Harcourt International Church. They've already done their traditional wedding. Wishing them all the best!

Rohan Marley and his new girlfriend

 
Back in June, Rohan Marley made it very clear that he and the mother of his five children, Lauryn Hill were no longer a couple after the singer announced her sixth pregnancy. Well, it seems he was serious because now his new girlfriend, Isabeli Fontana, a Brazilian model has been professing her love to Rohan and posting pictures of them on Twitter.

Why can't you men stay one place...unú na piárí....

Pics from Glory Chuku's traditional wedding

The beauty queen (MBGN 2009) married her man of three years Uchechi Umunna in a traditional wedding that took place at the brides home in May. Their church wedding is tomorrow.

The lovebirds began dating after meeting at Glory's sister's wedding in 2008. Uchechi was the best man, Glory was the maid of honour.

Uchechi is a civil engineer with NLNG while Glory works with an oil servicing firm (Vandrezzer Energy Services) as a corporate/client services executive. More pics when you continue...

Photos from Miss Global Nigeria 2011 Pageant

 
A 20year old undergraduate of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Judith Ilechukwu won the second edition of the Miss Global beauty pageant being packaged by one of the nation's leading celebrity magazines, Enquirer.

Woman Abandons Baby To Die, Corpse Found In The Ceiling

Toyin Olaomo
The police at Olosan Division, Mushin, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria have arrested a 36-year old housewife, Toyin Sodiq Olaomo, who abandoned her eighth child in the ceiling of her residence to die.

Toyin abandoned the three-day old baby girl on Monday July 18 while she was picked up on Wednesday July 20 and detained pending the out-come of police investigation into the incident.

Drugs hitman aged 14 on trial after beheading four victims in Mexico

Mexican soldiers escort 14-year-old Edgar Jimenez Lugo who is suspected of working as a killer for a drug cartel in Cuernavaca, Mexico
A teenage boy who confessed to beheading and then disembowelling at least four men in the Mexican resort of Cuernavaca has gone on trial accused of working as a hitman for one of the country's most notorious drug cartels.

Edgar Jimenez Lugo, who is known by the nickname "El Ponchis" (the cloak), was taken into custody in December, shortly after the mutilated corpses of his alleged victims were found hanging from local bridges. He was 14 years old at the time of his arrest.
 

Awwww, check out Tuface Idibia

Nice!

Ghana's Western Region Orders Arrests of Gays

Ghana’s Western Region Minister, Paul Evans Aidoo MP has ordered the immediate arrest of all homosexuals in the country’s west.

Aidooo has tasked Ghana’s Bureau of National Investigations and security forces to round up the country’s gay population and has called on landlords and tenants to inform on people they suspect of being homosexuals. “All efforts are being made to get rid of these people in the society,” he said.

Get rid of them how? Killing them? Sending them on exile? Shame on you Mr Aidoo...

UK deports 61 Nigerians

The UK on Thursday deported  61 Nigerians, including three minors.

The deportees were flown into Nigeria in the early hours of the day in a chattered aircraft. They also included 47 males and 11 females who were received and screened at the cargo terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport by the officials from the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).

An immigration source, who pleaded anonymity, said they were deported for immigration related offences. Some of the deportees who spoke with NAN alleged that most of them were picked up by the police in Britain and found out that their visa’s had expired. - Vanguard

Welcome home guys...!

Hottie of the day: Jason Momoa

To me, this guy is the sexiest man in the world...right now! His name is Jason Momoa and he plays the title character in the 2011 film Conan the Barbarian, which will be out in August. Saw the trailer and couldn't stop salivating. He's mad hot. Jason, 32, is currently dating actress Lisa Bonet, 43, and they have two children. Watch the Conan trailer after the cut...

Beauties of the day: Emeh Achanga and Bukola Awotedu.

Left is 26yr-old Emeh Achanga, who is the CEO of her own upcoming pageant, Miss Petite Nigeria. She also doubles as a Lagos state Governor's correspondent. And right is make-up artist, Bukola Awotedu.

Photos: UK Prime Minister Visits Nigeria

 
British Prime Minister David Cameron, accompanied by Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, Investment Minister Lord Green and a business delegation comprising 25 representatives of blue chip British companies were in Nigeria on a two day visit.

Nigeria is the UK's second largest export market in Africa and the continents third largest importing nation into the UK. Just in case you are wondering why they came...:-). More photos when you continue...

Thursday, 21 July 2011

MTN Set For Anniversary Album

Any moment from now MTN Nigeria is likely to announce call for entries on a planned 10th anniversary album.

According to an insider report, the telecommunications giant is currently in the middle of discussions with a delegation of music executives and producers that will work on selecting the final songs for the album compilation.

Will keep you posted...

Kim Kardashian sues a company for using lookalike model

So Kim Kardashian is angry that a clothing brand, Old Navy, used a lookalike, Melissa Molinaro, in their new ad campaign. She says the company is using the double in order to make people believe she is associated with the label, so now she's suing the clothing company for 'the unauthorised use of her name, likeness, identity, and persona', for about $15 million.

Melissa's music video-inspired campaign promoting the brand's jeans has had over 1.7 million hits and in the video her hair and make-up was styled to look just like Kim Kardashian.

And adding insult to injury, Melissa is currently dating Kim's ex, Reggie Bush. Probably the real reason Kim is ticked off...lol

Nkiru Sylvanus speaks on her appointment as SA to Imo Gov

She tells Imo State blog
I have not been fully briefed on what my office entails or what I am going to be paid or who will pay me, but from the little I know I am actually going to be the Imo state liason officer in Lagos. I am going to be a middle person for the Imo indigenes resident in Lagos that would want the Governor to listen to them and pretty much everything that a liason officer does. I would also help the governor to create activities that would also help boost the Imo indegenes in Lagos state. I am humbled to serve the people of Imo state.
The full interview when you continue...

True Branches introduces free Blackberry mobile app


True Branches, an online export/import service company, has introduced a free BlackBerry mobile app to bring its services closer to its customers. With this new mobile app, Nigerians will be able to buy items in US stores using their Blackberry mobile phones and have them delivered to them in Nigeria. The BlackBerry app also enables merchants in Nigeria to sell their products to the US market.

Ex-MBGN Glory Chukwu getting married this weekend

Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2009, 27yr old Glory Chukwu is getting married this Saturday July 23rd, 2011 at Civic Centre, in Lagos. Will bring you photos from her wedding. Big congrats to Glory. All the best babe!

Bishop David Oyedepo demands five-year single term for President and Governors

At a press conference yesterday, Bishop David Oyedepo called for a five-year single term for President & Governors.

Bishop Oyedepo said if adopted, a single 5-year term would enable elected officers to focus more on governance rather than waste time and resources attempting to get re-elected.” 

Does this make sense to you?

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