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Saturday, 5 November 2011

Boko Haram Kills Over 60 People In Damaturu, Yobe State

A series of bomb and gun attacks in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Damaturu has killed at least 63 people, the Red Cross says.

Witnesses said the bombs hit several targets, including churches and the headquarters of the Yobe state police. Many people are reported to have fled the town after a night of violence.

It follows attacks on security forces in the nearby city of Maiduguri blamed on the Islamist Boko Haram group. Nigerian Red Cross official Ibrahim Bulama, in Damaturu, told the BBC at least 63 people had been killed there.

Beyonce Rocking Her Baby Bump

 
You see, she's truly and beautifully pregnant...:-)

Nigerian Nurse's Licence Withdrawn In UK For Calling on Jesus For Help

 
A 51 year old Nigerian-born UK resident nurse, Omolayo Abayomi, has had her Nurse's licence withdrawn by the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council for throwing her hands into the air and begging for Jesus to help, as a baby she was supposed to be taking care of suffered a heart attack.
According to Daily Mail UK, Omolayo Abayomi 'panicked' when the child, who suffered from a chronic lung disease, turned blue and stopped breathing in his cot at home. The nurse called for divine intervention more than 20 times before the vulnerable boy's mother told her to 'shut up'.
The nurse was constantly saying "Jesus help him" and waving her arms around,' a hearing was told.
What is wrong with these oyibo people...don't they know in Nigeria, we can't do anything without calling the name of Jesus?...:-). Continue reading...

Kardashian Kollection Hand Bags...You like?

   
The Kardashian sisters recently launched their hand bag kollection, price ranging from $40 to about $120. If the bag ever comes to a store near you, will you buy?

House of Rep. Member, Arrested in Abuja by VP Sambo's Security Aides

Tinubu's inlaw and House of Rep. Member, Oyetunde Ojo was yesterday evening arrested in Abuja by vice president Sambo's security aides for obstructing the VP's convoy. Mr Ojo was coming from his Nancy suites when he ran into the VP's convoy. He was detained at the VP's lounge in Aso Villa, yesterday but has since been released.

I guess knowingly or unknowingly obstructing a VP convoy is a security breach. 

60% of prostitutes in Italian, Belgian towns are Nigerians – NAPTIPPDF

Trafficking of under-aged girls from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia is now in the rise, Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs Beatrice Jedy-Agba has said.
She also said that “Available statistics indicate that 60% of the prostitutes in Turin, Italy and Antwerp in Belgium are Nigerian girls.” Speaking before the House of Representatives committee on Diaspora yesterday, Mrs. Jedy-Agba said her agency has uncovered new route of trafficking under the cover of pilgrimage.
 

J Lo's dress and shoes...I want

Lovesssssss it!

What is your favourite segment on The Breakfast Show?

 
The Breakfast Show on HiTV is fast becoming the one-stop programme for viewers as it presents life from different standpoints. Three weeks into the successful outing, I’m curious to know: what is your favourite part of the Breakfast Show?

Friday, 4 November 2011

Gombe State Deputy Governor Dies in German Hospital

 
Mr Albashi died today in a hospital in Germany, following injuries he sustained as result of a ghastly auto accident he was involved in August 2011. The late politician was said to have suffered serious head injuries and had to be flown abroad to receive medical attention, but died today. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

US Comedian Mike Epps Coming to Nigeria For Rhythm Unplugged

 
Flytime Promotions is about to rock Naija with the biggest and most exciting shows this year. Unlike previous years where there was just one Rhythm Unplugged event, this year it's two shows. Rhythm Unplugged - The Comedy Show and Rhythm Unplugged - The Music event.

Rhythm Unplugged (Comedy) will feature one of America's funniest men, actor and comedian Mike Epps. It will also feature Basket Mouth, Buchi, Gordons and many more rib cracking comedians. 

The show will hold December 18th at Eko Hotel. Ticket: Regular N5, 000, VIP N30, 000, Tables: N500, 000. And guess what? I will be giving out tickets on this blog, so keep reading for when that happens. Trust me, you wouldn't want to miss this show!

British Council iCreative

 
 British Council to hold Creative Industry Expo on December  5 - 7. The British Council in Nigeria has announced the first edition of the Creative Industry Expo – a three event to deepen exchange and knowledge between creative businesses in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. The event holds at the Eko Hotels & Suites in Lagos on 5 – 7 December 2011. 

“Our work focuses on creating opportunities especially through the wide resources available via a UK-Nigeria synergy,” said Olamipo Bello, who is Project Manager with the Council. “An opportunity for awareness, growth, development, trade and investment in the Nigerian Creative Industry. We have re-freshed our programmes targeted at that sector and this is the major beginning of a range of projects.”

Who would you rather: Timi or Eric?

West African Idol alumni, Timi Dakolo (left) and Eric Arubayi (right) cover Vanguard, Allure. The question I'd like to know is; if it came down to it, who would you 'do'? *wink*

Oando Group CEO Wale Tinubu, Covers Forbes Africa

 
The 44year old MD and CEO of Oando Plc is the second man to grace the cover of Forbes Africa which was only launched last month.

His bio which I found online: 
Tinubu has a Bachelor's of Law Degree from the University of Liverpool, England and received his LLM from the London School of Economics where he specialised in International Finance and Shipping. He is also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
He is the Chairman of Gaslink Nigeria Ltd and Tilca Nigeria and also serves on the Board of Stallion Properties, Oando Plc - Sierra Leone, Togo, and Ghana, West African Refinery Company (WARCO) Sierra Leone, Ocean and Oil Services, and Econet Wireless Nigeria. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors.
Is he related to former Lagos state Governor, Bola Tinubu? Find out in the comment section...:-)

Rapper Sasha and her mum cover Motherhood Magazine

 
Fine lady. Gorgeous woman!

Chinedu Ikedieze, (Aki) to wed this November

According to Entertainment Express Newspaper, the Nollywood super star, 34, will be getting married the traditional way to Miss Nneoma on Sat. November 26th at the bride's home town in Mbano, Imo State. Venue is St. Theresa’s Catholic Church Primary School Field, Obolo Isiala Mbano, Imo State.

The white wedding will hold in Lagos on December 10. Aki and Nneoma have been dating quietly for a while before deciding to tie the knot. Big congrats to them

Baba Suwe Finally Set Free

  
After being in detention for three weeks for allegedly carrying drugs, NDLEA today released the comic actor.

So what exactly happened here? If he didn't carry drugs, why was he arrested? Will he be right to sue the NDLEA?

Vivica Fox breaks things off with 27yr old boy toy

Why is she always putting her hands there? Ashawo woman...:-)

Vivica Fox, 46, has ended her engagement with her much younger promoter fiance, Omar 'Slimm' White, 27.
Vivica, who last year told Wendy Williams she and Slimm were planning to make babies has been spotted around town without her engagement ring while Slimm's Facebook status has been changed from 'engaged' to 'single'. The two got engaged late last year and broke up quietly a few weeks ago.

46 and 27? Child molestation. Call the police please...lol

FG Reintroduces Tolls On Federal Highways

Minister for Works, Mr Mike Onolememen
Seven years after the Federal Government scrapped tolls on the nation's highways, the Minister for Works, Mr Mike Onolememen, has announced that the Government has decided to re-introduce toll plazas on Federal highways, starting from 2012.

So instead of looking for ways to improve the deplorable states of our roads, what they are thinking about is reintroducing tolls? This is for some of those close to govt to be awarded contracts to collect tolls abi? God help us all!

BMPRO Set To Light Up Ikeja With Launch Of New Store On The 13th of November!

 
BMPRO (Banke Meshida Professional Makeup) Makeup and Hair Studio is the first of it’s kind in Nigeria and the ultimate choice for superior beautification. Offering exclusively high definition makeup, the studio was founded by expert Makeup Artist Banke Meshida- Lawal whose credits include, commercials, fashion, editorials,catwalk shows, private events and bridal makeup artistry.

What sets BMPRO apart from others is expertise in the artistry of makeup.  To make someone look flawless both in real life and under the scrutiny of a high definition lens, it takes precise application of clever products teamed with an artistic eye and experienced hand.

Star Actress, Oby Edozieh Acquires Brand New Porsche Cayenne

 
In addition to her Murano SUV, Oby Gold as she prefers to be called, picked a tear rubber Porsche Cayenne 4x4 worth almost 10 million naira, yesterday. Also heard that her multimillion naira house is near completion and wedding bell set to ring soon. Great stuff!

Nigerian Idol Auditions Starts Today in Lagos For Three Days; 4th, 5th & 6th of Nov.

Do you think you can sing? Become the next Nigerian Idol and win a USD100,000 in cash and recording contract as Nigerian Idol auditions comes to Lagos.

Auditions hold on Friday4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November 2011 at Dream studios, Omole, Ikeja by 7am. Blackberry phones and exciting prizes to be won instantly at audition venue.

Log on to www.nigerianidol.com/registration and fill the online form or just pick a form at the venue.

Nigerian Idol is brought to you by Etisalat, in association with Pepsi and Sony. And supported by Air Nigeria

Thursday, 3 November 2011

UK Govt stops Arik Air from flying to London. FG Retaliates

The British Government last week stopped Arik Air, the only Nigerian airline that flies to London Heathrow from Abuja, from operating, due to what Arik alleges to be discrepancies in the Bilateral Air Services Agreement. Read full story here

Meanwhile, in what is considered a retaliatory move, the Federal Government has slashed British Airways flights to Lagos from seven times a week to three, with effect from Tuesday, November 8. The senate has called for Arik Air's restoration license within 9 days or else BA will stop flying into Nigeria.

Do you support the FG move?

Fashion Face-Off: Omotola vs Amber Rose

Which killer curve rocked this dress better?

Peter Okoye before before and now...

 
Once a cutie, always a cutie...:-)

'Sandfilled Plastic Bottle Houses'. Is this the way forward?

 
19-year old local mason, Yahaya Musa, inspects a wall of stacks of sand-filled plastic bottles in Sabongarin Yelwa village, near city of Kaduna on November 2, 2011. A local NGO Development Association for Renewable Energy (DARE) came up with the idea of 'plastic bottle house' which its inventors believe could solve Nigeria's 16 million housing units deficits and clean the badly populated environment by taking off the street, the over 3 million plastic water bottle waste the country generates everyday and putting them into housing. AFP Photo / Aminu Abubakar.

Thoughts?

World population is now 7 billion

This year marks the 7th 'billion-person' milestone in the planet's history. According to the U.N Population Fund, as of Oct 31, there will be 7 billion people sharing Earth's land and resources.

And I hear in Nigeria, we are now 168 million people.

NFF Appoints Stephen Keshi new Super Eagles coach, Siasia to sue

 What we need now is a coach that will take us from being Super Chickens to being Super Eagles again...lol. Just playing.

NFF yesterday appointed Stephen Keshi to replace Samson Siasia as the new Super Eagles Coach. And Siasia plans to sue the NFF for breach of contract and unpaid salaries. But knowing how slow our legal system is, Siasia will probably still be in court till we fail to qualify for the next Nations Cup.

What do you think of Keshi as the new Eagles coach? You think he will deliver?

Obama Tops List of 2011 Forbes Most Poweful People in the World

 
The Top Ten list below...
1     Barack Obama
2     Vladimir Putin
3     Hu Jintao
4     Angela Merkel
5     Bill Gates
6     Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud
7     Pope Benedict XVI
8     Ben Bernanke
9     Mark Zuckerberg
10   David Cameron

Continue to see the rest...

Please come and join us to push o...

 
Lol

A Primary School in Ogun State in 2011. Wow!

 
Imagine the Governor of this state giving the pupils N100 monthly allowance. God help our children.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Homosexuals storm Senate, defend same sex marriage

A group of homosexuals two days ago stormed the Senate to defend same sex marriage.
One of the protagonists, Dr. Otibho Obiowu, argued that criminalizing same sex marriage would make many young men and women refugees in their fatherland, adding that many Nigerians migrated abroad due to lack of enabling legislation to protect their belief in same sex marriage.
“Due to lack of enabling law that would protect gays, lesbians and bisexuals, many of these people are living pretentious lives. Criminalizing same sex marriage makes us refugees, it forces us to seek asylum in other countries. This also affects our beloved country as emigration causes brain drain.
I've always said everyone's sexual preference is their business and I have nothing against gay people but there's definitely a limit. They can do themselves behind close doors, or date openly, that's their business, but MARRIAGE? No way in hell should that be allowed in this country. But why are they even debating this? This is a third world country with bigger problems, don't they have other pressing issues to talk about? This is a non issue abeg! Continue to read more...
 

Lovely Sylvia Nduka at the 2011 Miss World Pageant

  
The girls have been in camp for almost two weeks preparing for the pageant proper which is scheduled to take place at the Earls Court Two this Sunday November 6th in London.

Charly Boy Romances Python

The Area Father 'romancing' his pet Python, 'Abiku', at the Enugu auditions of Nigerian Idol. Oh dear...

Excuse me guys while I go scratch my whole body...I feel like the snake is all over me. Will be right back!

GTFOH! Justin Bieber is a baby daddy?

 
The 17year old singer is at the centre of a paternity lawsuit which was filed by a 20 year old California resident, Mariah Yeater, claiming that she and the pop star had sex backstage after his concert in 2010, and that he is the now the father of her 3-month-old baby boy.

Alakoba ni girl yi sha...Read the full story after the cut...

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