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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Was The Sun UK right to publish Prince Harry's naked photos?

UK press was banned from publishing pictures of naked Prince Harry by the royal family. The royal family lawyers threatened legal action and St James’s Palace warned that the pictures were a gross invasion of the young royal's privacy.

The pictures were released online by TMZ on Wednesday and no British TV station or newspaper touched it until The Sun defied all warnings and published the photos on their cover yesterday, saying it was ridiculous to be banned from publishing a photo over 70 million people have already seen

Were they right to publish it? Their explanations for publishing the photo when you continue...

Toyin Aimakhu loses Honda Element car to armed robbers

Actress Toyin Aimakhu's Honda Element SUV with registration number KJA 885AJ has been reported snatched by armed robbers. The car was snatched today from her cousin who was running some errands for her. Please report to the nearest police station if found.

First man to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong, dies at 82

Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon (July 20, 1969), has died at the age of 82. He died today August 25th following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. May his soul rest in peace...Amen.

Obi Asika's Storm 360 company sacks Olisa Adibua as a director

Long time friends, business partners and I hear they are kinda related, Storm 360 CEO Obi Asika and Beat FM On-Air-Personality Olisa Adibua have parted ways after working together for many years. Obi Asika released a statement today stating that Olisa is no longer a director in Storm 360 company. Read the statement below..
Storm 360 confirms that Mr Olisa Adibua is no longer a director of the company. This decision was reached at a properly constituted company EGM. Mr Adibua was a non-executive director of Storm 360 and has never been involved in the management and operations of Storm 360. The company will not engage in public discussions about its internal business operations. Storm is facing forward and continues to build upon its position as a leading light in Nigeria’s entertainment industry and community.
Thank you, Board and Management of Storm 360 – Obi Asika.
 Olisa has responded to the sack. See it after the cut...

Davido, Jimmy Jatt,Kayswitch for Naija Corner at Nottinghill Carnival

Sodium Brand Solutions and Reve Entertainment have announced the line up for this year's edition of "Naija Corner" at the Nottinghill Carnival in London.

Executive producer Abisoye Fagade says some of the biggest names in Nigerian music will come together on Monday August 27, to deliver 100 percent entertainment to fans at the authentic Nigerian corner.

Man ingests 88 wraps of cocaine

 
Handel Omekanneji was recently arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos for ingesting 88 wraps of cocaine.

The discovery was made by officials of the National Dug Law Enforcement Agency during the inward screening of passengers on an Iberia Airline flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Young basketball star sent to 3yrs in prison for beating ex-gf. Watch the beating

They need to start locking up women beaters in this country.

13 teenage Chinese prostitutes arrested in an apartment in Lagos

The girls arrested at Emina Crescent, Ikeja.
13 teenage Chinese prostitutes have been arrested and detained by the Nigerian Immigration Service following a raid of their base on Emina Crescent, off Toyin Street, Ikeja. The immigration service raided the apartment following a tip off.

More than 40 teenage girls were brought into the country and camped in an apartment for Nigerian politicians, business executives and expatriates to hire for sex at the cost of between $1,000 and $2,500. The cartel was run by Chinese couple named Sun and Yin Li.

Please continue...

It is stupid to travel to go meet someone you've only been chatting with on social media- Cynthia's dad

"Even though I have lost a daughter, her loss might not be in vain because there are lessons other people need to learn from this unfortunate incident. I believe it is stupid for somebody to travel to go and meet people that he or she had not known because you have been chatting with them on social media. I strongly believe that adventure is too risky. You should know people before you begin to visit them. Students especially have a big lesson to learn from this" - Major General Frank Osokogu

Cynthia's killers demanded N20million - Mum

                                                             Mrs Joy Osokogu                                                                              Cynthia Osokogu

Mother of the Cynthia Osokogu, the 24 year old lady murdered in a Festac hotel by her Facebook/BB friends said the men had demanded N20million from her. Her words below:
On Sunday July 22nd, she called me to tell me that she had arrived Lagos to collect some goods that had just arrived from overseas and promised to come and see me immediately she arrived from Lagos. So when she did not call me on the day she was supposed to arrive, I called her number and it wasn't going. At the time I called my husband who lives in Abuja and my senior son to intimate them of what as happening. So I went to the police to complain. But when we called the number again, it was going and someone picked it up and said she would come back; that we couldn't speak with her because she was in the hospital. 
They told me she was in Symbol hospital in Benin. It turned out to be a fake hospital. Then when we called again, they said they had kidnapped her and demanded for N20million. They sent me a fake account number. I told them that you people said we should send N20 million but the account number they sent to me was a fake one. Not until two weeks later they now told me that I should not bother to call again, that she had been killed. It was after this that I declared her missing.

Beauty of the day: TV personality - Layole Oyatogun

 
Layole is the very stylish presenter of the fashion and lifestyle show - Page 3 on Silverbird Television.

Banky W looking dapper!

 

Friday, 24 August 2012

Tweet fight: Joan Rivers vs Rihanna

 
 
  
Rihanna she's 79 years old...C'mon! :-)

The Okoye Boys Looking Dapper!

 
Fine men! :-)

Norway mass murderer gets 21 years in prison. Just 21 years?

Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bomb attack and gun rampage just over a year ago, was this morning sentenced to 21 years in prison by a Norwegian court.

Breivik, 33, was charged with voluntary homicide and committing acts of terror over the attacks in Oslo and Utoya Island on July 22, 2011.

He killed 77 people and he gets just 21 years in prison?

CelebPlanners Handcraft Training

 
For those interested, all the details are on the banner above. The seminar will hold 1st of September!

Why I posed nude - Charlyboy

Interview not conducted by me. It was sent to me. See it below...
Charlyboy, AKA Areafada has made headlines recently on different newspapers for posing nude in a picture. In this interview, the enigmatic social crusader and the eccentric one has finally disclosed why he posed nude in the picture that went viral on the internet. The Excerpt.
 Question: One wonders where you have been this period that the media has gone wild about you.
I have been hibernating in my room, sipping fruit punch on the rocks, and having a damn good laugh at some peoples timid, conservative and myopic mindset, and I will always thank God that am different and special, and not bugged down by such pedestrian intelligence.

Cynthia Osokogu's murderers: other victims emerge

A model, yesterday, showed up at the headquarters of Lagos State Police Command in Ikeja, claiming she was a victim of the two undergraduates, who confessed to have killed Cynthia, the only daughter of Gen. Frank Osokogu(rtd), in a hotel located in Lake View Estate in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.

The lady, whose identity could not be ascertained, arrived the Police Command at noon, demanding to speak only with the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umar Manko.

OMG! Did Kanye West really Tweet this?

The Tweet has since disappeared from his timeline but that's his verified account. People who saw the Tweet immediately it was posted said the rapper deleted it almost instantly. Unfortunately too many people saw it in the 3 seconds it was up and saved it. How can he Tweet that, even as a joke? Oh dear Kim! :-)

Lady in red: Serena Williams serves sexy for Letterman appearance

The tennis super star wore this form fitting dress and Louboutins shoes for her appearance on David Letterman. I can see myself in this dress...loves it! :-)

Remember this child actor? He's all grown up now! (Photos)

Y'all remember child actor, William Uche Mba? He featured in quite a number of movies with Aki and Paw Paw back in the day. He later quit acting to finish his education. He's all grown up now and real cute! :-). See him after the cut...

Nigerian Corner at Notting Hill Carnival 2012 on Adela Street

It's here again, the longest running annual gathering of Nigerians in the UK, the Nigerian Corner at Notting Hill Carnival. Since 1986, this has been the meeting point for Nigerians at the world famous Notting Hill Carnival, to celebrate Nigeria, network, re-connect, eat, drink, dance and be merry as artistes (both UK based and Nigerian) entertain the crowds.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Iyanya denies romance rumour with actress Yvonne Nelson

The singer and Ghanaian actress were spotted at Elegushi beach last Sunday...and the dating rumour started. There were even rumours that Yvonne stayed at Iyanya's Lekki home while she was in town last week. But Iyanya has denied they are an item. He says they are just friends.
"We were just chilling at the beach. She's just a friend. I really care about her. There's nothing between us. We are cool. She is a darling to me."

Mai Atafo Wins 'Designer of the Year' at Glitz African Fashion Week

 
The talented Nigerian designer on Sunday August 19th was awarded Designer of the Year at the just concluded Glitz Africa Fashion Week which held in Ghana. Above are some of the designs Mai Atafo displayed at the fashion event. Congrats to him!

Celine Dion Goes Topless In Sexy New Photo Shoot For V Magazine

She's 44. Still hot!

Quote of the day: GEJ on media

“Before, the media used to be the voice of the ordinary people, but now, the media is the voice of those who own the media houses. And those who own the media houses have private jets and those who own private jets are not ordinary people.” - President Goodluck Jonathan

#Isorait! :-)

New Video: Wande Coal - Go Low

Wigan accepts Chelsea's bid for Nigerian footballer, Victor Moses

 
Wigan Athletic announced on their website this evening that they have finally accepted Chelsea's bid for Nigerian midfielder, Victor Moses. Chelsea had tried four unsuccessful times to buy the 21 year old midfielder, but his club refused to sell him. The fifth attempt was successful - they're paying about £10m for him. So this means if everything goes well, Victor Moses will join Mikel Obi at Chelsea! Good stuff!

CBN To introduce N5000 note: To use faces of 3 historical women leaders

                       Margaret Ekpo                                         Funmilayo Ransome Kuti                                             Hajiya Gambo Sawaba

The Central Bank of Nigeria this evening announced that it will introduce the N5, 000 note into the system, but contrary to speculations that CBN planned to use Nigeria's late former president, Umar Musa Yar'adua's face on the note, it has now been announced that the faces of three late prominent Nigerian female activists will be used on the new notes which will be launched next year!

The women are:
1. Margaret Ekpo: late politician and social mobilizer (1914 - 2006)
2. Hajia Gambo Sawaba: late politician and activist (1933 - 2001)
3. Funmilayo Kuti: lte politician and women's right activist (1900 -1978)
Nice one CBN! They also plan to convert the N5, N10 and N20 notes to coins next year!

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