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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Senate announces the names of those benefiting from oil subsidies

Yesterday Dec 2nd, the Nigerian Senate announced the names of those Nigerians who are benefitting from our oil commonwealth...names of companies that shared N1.4 trillion petroleum subsidy funds.

The Senate's joint committee probing the management of petroleum subsidy funds disclosed at an investigative hearing that over 100 companies including construction companies participated in the sharing of N1.426 trillion between January and August 2011, a figure that contradicts that of the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency, which it put at N1.348 trillion.

The full list, and their individual haul, as read out in the Senate yesterday, when you continue...

Lady Gaga Goes Naked For Vanity Fair

 
Continue to see the nude photo...

Tweets of the day

 

Hilarious Video: Woman Beats Up Her Boyfriend On The Street


Domestic violence goes bad when a guy tries to beat up his girlfriend...she turns the tables and winds up beating him. Just for laffs this Saturday morning. Domestic violence is so wrong but there's something funny about a guy being beat up by a woman...LMAO. Watch!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Jonathan Fires Sports Minister Suleiman

President Jonathan today fired the Minister of Sports, Alhaji Yusu Suleiman, just a day after he declared his intention to contest the Governorship race in Sokoto state under PDP.

The presidency said his removal was to 'afford him the opportunity to focus fully on the pursuit of his declared political ambition..'

Photos from Zizi Cardow's Chieftancy Conferment In Abia

 
The fashion designer was honoured by the people of Isuikwuato LGA, Abia state on November 12, 2011. She was conferred as the Ada Ejiaga Mba1 of Isuikwuato. The title was in recognition of her immense contributions towards the growth of the community. More photos when you continue...

Three brothers paraded by the Nigerian police as kidnappers

 
Who do you blame for this? Their parents, their environment, the society, the government or...?

Question for the ladies...

 Just for fun...answer!

Kentucky church bans interracial marriage

A small Kentucky church has chosen to ban marriages and even some worship services for interracial couples. The Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church, located in Pike County, made the vote in response to a longtime member who is engaged to a man whose birthplace is in Zimbabwe.

In 2011? Wow! Read the rest HERE

Senate Rejects State Burial for Ojukwu

Yesterday, the Nigerian senate asked the Federal Government to immortalize the late Biafran leader who died last week in London hospital, but rejected the clamour (by some prominent Igbo leaders, and some South East Governors) for Ojukwu to be given a state burial.

The senate argued that giving Ojukwu a state burial would amount to a bad precedent. State burials are reserved for heads of state only, right?

Do you think Ojukwu deserves a state burial?

Bianca Ojukwu, Ojo Madueke, Make Ambassadors-Nominees' List

Yesterday Thursday Dec 1, President Goodluck Jonathan sent a list of 88 ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. The list had 56 names of career diplomats and 32 names of non-career ambassadorial nominees.

Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu and Chief Ojo Maduekwe, the former Minister of Transport, were among those nominated. You approve?

19 die in Benin-Ore road crash


Yesterday Dec 1 2011, 19 people lost their lives along the Benin-Ore road in a tragic auto accident that involved a bus belonging to Hope Express Transport Company, and a tanker.

Eye witnesses said the tanker driver abandoned his lane, crossed the pavement to the other lane and collided with the Hope express bus in high speed. Only one passenger in the bus survived. The tanker driver has since been arrested for reckless driving.

The bus was traveling from Lagos to the East.

Tuface and the ladies...

 
Heard a lot of ladies wanted a piece of him at his recent show in London. Enjoy ojáré...:-)

Dear LIB readers: My 'Boyfriend' is married with kids and I never knew

A letter from a LIB reader.
Dear LIB readers, I have been duped by a man I loved. Please, I want to share my story so that every woman will know and learn.
Its 3am and I can barely sleep. My honour has been tampered with. But I know I am going to pull through this pain but I pray I would not fall into the same mistake again.
How can a man deny his kids that he sired from his own loins? Do such men exist? Yes they do. And I met one of such.

Kris Humphries is gay? Lol. Nice try Kim Kardashian!

 
Here's another story the Kardashian clan probably planted in Star magazine to further make Kris look bad...
Kim confided to Khloe pretty early on that [she and Kris] hadn’t had sex for weeks after they returned home from their Italian honeymoon. Kim was really concerned.”
One night she came back to their hotel room in a trench coat … She lit candles, put on some music and started doing a sexy striptease. But Kris barely looked up from the TV! He was like, ‘Later babe. I’m watching SportsCenter now.’”

Another Nigerian Police Killing...

A young man was allegedly shot dead by police men on Tuesday November 29th in Port Harcourt, after the taxi he was traveling in refused to stop when stopped by some policemen at a road block.

The incident happened around 3pm at Rumunkara Lane along Rumuola road, opposite First Bank, Port Harcourt. According to eye witnesses, the police men chased after the cab after it refused to stop and then opened fire. The young man who was a passenger in the cab, was hit and killed instantly.

Continue to see photo taken at the scene of the shooting...viewer's discretion advised...

He needs a job!

 
Don't know whether to lol at this or say 'how sad'? The lack of employment in this country is no longer funny. I gave someone 10k the other day, and he said, 'I haven't had money like this in a while'. The sad part is that we went to school together. 

I think the way forward is entrepreneurship. Find something you are good at, and employ yourself. Start small and grow. Waiting on the government, not the way!

Outrageous! Afghan Woman To Be Freed From Jail After Agreeing To Marry Her Rapist

Gulnaz in prison with her young son
A 19yr old Afghan woman, Gulnaz, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for adultery after relatives discovered the unmarried lady was pregnant. (It's a crime in Afghanistan to have sex outside of marriage). Gulnaz told authorities that her cousin's husband had raped, and made her pregnant and that she had tried to fight him off on the night he attacked her. The alleged rapist, who was also arrested and locked up for adultery, denied it was rape.

After Gulnaz incarceration, the EU and other world human rights organizations got involved and called on the Afghan president to release the rape victim. Yesterday Thursday December 1, Afghan President Hamid Karzai pardoned Gulnaz, on the condition that she will marry her attacker.

The Stabbing Death of 18yr old Nigerian boy, Stephen Ojerinola

 
Stephen Ojerinola was an 18yr old boy who lived with his mother, stepfather and siblings in Camberwell, South East London. He went missing April this year and for seven months, his family frantically searched for him. 

On Sunday November 20th, Stephen's remains were found in Lynsted Garden, Eltham. Test results showed he had been stabbed to death.

Two men, Lee Davies, 35, of Blackheath, south-east London, and William Regan, 36, of Lynsted Gardens have been charged with Mr Ojerinola's murder, but the men have refused to say why they killed this teenager, who family say, wanted to do so much with his life...

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Agbáyá woman...:-)

 
The bad thing about sleeping with your boss is, once they are done with you, you will probably lose your job. So Casper, enjoy while it lasts...

Muma Gee Plans Tripple Wedding Celebration: Wedding to hold in two states

The forthcoming wedding ceremony between the Afrotastic Diva, Gift ‘Muma Gee’ Uwame and Nollywood actor, Prince ‘Eklips’ Eke will be an elaborate triple celebration.

The first stages would be double Traditional Wedding ceremonies on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. Starting at 10am, Muma Gee’s hometown of Odiabidi, Upata Kingdom, Ekpeye Land in Ahoada East LGA of Rivers State would witness the first Traditional Wedding Ceremony. This first ceremony will be the final stages the Traditional Wedding Ceremony which began in that town in 2010. It would be held in the compound of Dr. Ukachukwu John Uwame.

Lolu Sodeinde and Linda Mesrob Expecting First Baby


The longtime lovers are expecting their first child together. Linda is said to be in her third trimester and getting ready to pop anytime soon.

Lolu is a popular Lagos businessman and part-owner of one of the most popular clubs in Lagos, Rehab Club, on Ajose Adeogun, V/I. Linda Mesrob runs the award winning accessory outfit called SKIN, and also owns a leather fashion accessory store in Victoria Island

Congrats to them!

'Why Nigeria's anti-gay bill sickens me' - By Chude Jideonwo

You all know who Chude Jideonwo is. In this article for CNN, he writes about the recently-passed bill in the Nigerian senate outlawing same sex marriage. Read below...
It is important to first understand that no gay Nigerian, as far as anyone knows, is seeking marriage -- in Nigeria.
You can comb the breadth of our decidedly homophobic media ("Homosexuals are in trouble!" crowed The Sun Newspapers, no doubt mirroring the excitement of its upright editorial board), and there is neither anecdotal nor empirical evidence of a clamor, even a quiet one, for gays to be married in churches, mosques or courts.

Agbani Darego For Arik Air

 
Couldn't find a clearer photo (got this from a newspaper ad)...but that's kinda what her ad for Arik Air looks like. The former miss world is the face of the airline.

Ene Maya Retail Store Opens

 
The Ene Maya brand launched in February 2011 with its HOS (Head of state) collect at the Bon Voyage  Hotel in Victoria Island Lagos, has opened its first retail store. The store opened November 1st 2011 at the  Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping complex in surulere Lagos. The store boasts of the latest accessorys turbans, head wraps and fascinators. Shop Details: Top Floor D22a call 08074444373 for personalized appointments.

Happy New Month Guys!

In this new month...
I wish you happiness. I wish you love. I wish you peace of mind.
I wish you everything you wish yourself, everything you deserve, and everything you seek.
When your body and mind is tired and you feel like giving up, I hope you find strength inside of you and fight for you. I hope you fight for your dreams.
When you are lost, I pray you find your way back somehow. And when one door closes, I hope another opens.
I hope you never take yourself or your life for granted...and when people tell you you're not worthy, you, I hope you look in the mirror and know without any doubt that you are more than worthy
Most importantly, beyond adding years to your life, may God add life to your years.
Happy new month everyone!

Kanye, Adele, Bruno Mars lead 2012 Grammy Nominees list

Kanye West came away with a leading seven nominations, including a bid for song of the year for his all-star song "All of the Lights. Adele scored six Grammy nominations, including for record, song and album of the year.

Bruno Mars and the Foo Fighters tied Adele with six nominations each, including in the album of the year category. The 54th Grammys will be held Feb. 12 in Los Angeles. Continue to see the full list of nominees...

Cobhams Asuquo and Wife Welcome Baby Boy

The music producer and his wife of one year, Odunola Asuquo, yesterday Nov 30th, welcomed their first child, a baby boy. Odunola gave birth to the bundle of joy yesterday afternoon at a hospital in the US. Congrats to them.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

I will be a fine bride o! Some guy should do and marry me o járe..lol

I kinda look like a drag queen here...lol
It's a photo shoot for Genevieve Magazine, The Wedding Edition...coming out this December. That's me, Tinsel actress - Matilda Obaseki, and TV presenter, Jumai Shaba.
Makeup by Banke Meshida. My hair by Lolavitahair. Photograph by Mousa Mousa.

Vybz Kartel prison break story not true

I'm sure most of heard that the dancehall star, who was jailed last month for bleaching murder and other offenses, escaped from a prison in his native Jamaica this morning after holding a prison officer at gun point. Allegedly, Kartel started a riot in which one prison officer was killed and others injured and fifteen inmates escaped in a truck. Well, none of that is true. It was a rumour probably started by his people to keep the music star in the news. Continue reading...

Naval officer kills lover, self

Unfortunately this murder is being kept under wraps because it involves naval officers. The Nigerian navy two weekends back lost two of their Naval officers. A female naval rating called Itoha and her naval officer live-in-lover, Henry.

According to the neighbours of the couple, who until their deaths lived at navy town, Ojo Barracks, Lagos, the naval officer returned from a joint task force mission in in Jos and accused his lover of cheating on him with another man while he was away. Neighbours said the couple, who had been planning to marry, argued and fought frequently. This particular night was to be their last, as the Henry in a fit of anger stabbed Itoha several times with a dagger and then turned the dagger on himself.

US entertainers refuse to come to Nigeria

You see what Boko Haram and all the bombings and killings in the Northern parts of Nigeria in recent times have caused? Oyibo entertainers are refusing to come to this country for any show. They are going to other African countries but have vehemently refused to come here, especially after they were warned by their country to stay away from Nigeria...in the meantime. A few major shows in Nigeria have had to be cancelled because of this. R.Kelly, Ludacris, Keri Hilson were invited to perform at three different shows this December and they all turned it down. It's not like it's major issue but it's just not a good image for us...

Hopefully the killings and bombings will stop, and there will be peace again in our land...

Lady molested for allegedly stealing a phone

So, in this country if you are woman and you are caught stealing, and there are men around, you will probably be stripped naked and sexually assaulted by these men. We've seen videos, we've seen photographs. It's pathetic! Seriously, it's got to stop! WTF?

Please continue to see the humiliating photo...

Kourtney Kardashian and partner Scott Disick expecting baby no.2

 
Kourtney Kardashian, 32, and boyfriend of almost five years, Scott Disick, 28, are expecting their second child together. Kourtney has revealed that she is nine weeks into her second pregnancy and it wasn't planned. In a statement to E! Kardashian said: 'Scott and I are so excited to announce that we are expecting our second child and are thrilled to be expanding the love in our family.'

Actor Segun Arinze and wife expecting baby number 2

The actor and his wife, Julie, who had their first child together (a boy) February this year, are already expecting their second child. Julie is said to be a few months along. Segun no dey waste time at all...lol. Congrats to them

MBGN 2011, Sylvia Nduka Unveils Her Range of Hair Extentions

 
It's called Sylvia's Hair and the beauty queen got her other beauty queen friends (MBGN Universe and MBGN Tourism) to pose with her in a photo shoot to show off the hair extensions. Neat!

Another British woman filmed 'hurling vile racist abuse'


In the latest YouTube clip filmed on a train between London and Manchester, the woman is seen yelling at a group of passengers: 'You're in my country now, talk my language. Don't f****** talk your ****, talk my language. You ****, ****'. Watch above..

Photos From the Nokia N9 Launch

A guest flagged by Teemu Kijarvi, Head of Ecosystem and Developer Experience and James Rutherford, Vice President, Nokia-West Africa.
The launch of Nokia's latest amazing smartphone, the Nokia N9, took place last Friday November 25th at Villa Medici in Victoria Island. It was a cool show.

The Nokia N9 is a beautifully simple all-screen smartphone with a smooth, one-piece body. You get a fast browser, free navigation, and must-have apps preloaded. Continue to see more photos from the official launch...

Woman reveals horrific damage to her face after it was injected with cement and tyre sealant

An alleged victim of 'fake doctor' Oneal Ron Morris has come forward to show the horrific state of her face after it was injected with a toxic mixture of cement and tyre sealant.

Rajee Narinesingh, 48, from Miami, Florida, says her face was ruined by Morris, who had just been released from custody after she was accused of administering the potentially lethal shots to another victim.

Ms Narinesingh, who, like Morris, 30, was born a man, but lives as a woman, said she suffered acutely lumpy cheeks, misshapen chin and ballooning upper lip after the back room beauty treatment.

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