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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Victim of horrific Indian gang rape dies in Singapore hospital

Indian police today sealed off parts off New Delhi and appealed for calm after the death of a woman gang-raped on a bus in the city. The woman was flown to Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore for treatment 10 days after she was brutally attacked by six men who inserted an iron rod into her body on December 16. In response to the attack, the Indian government has promised to publicise photos, names and addresses of convicted rapists following days of widespread protests.

Davido, Victor Moses, JAMB, Boko Haram, most searched of 2012

What did Nigerians search for on the web in 2012? According to Google's annual Zeitgeist list, Davido, Victor Moses, Rashidi Yekini, Whitney Houston were some of the most searched people of 2012.

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Boko Haram, Asuu strike, Vanguard News were some of the most searched terms of 2012.

See the top 10 searches and people of 2012 after the cut...

Can you spot the difference?

There are actually five differences here, can you spot them? This is just for fun...so enjoy..:-). That's Stephanie Okereke Linus by the way.

Photos from Uche Jombo's 33rd birthday party

Uche's 33rd birthday party held yesterday at Aura Club in VI. Ramsey Noah, Rita Dominic, Rukky Sanda, Nse Ikpe Etim and several others were there to celebrate with her. See more photos after the cut...

Brandy shows off her engagement ring

The singer posted this photo showing her engagement ring on her Instagram page today. She got engaged to her man of many years, music exec Ryan Press, on Christmas day after months of being vocal about wanting a ring.
I wish we were engaged. He’s taking a little long on the ring side of things, but I’m patient. - Brandy told Ebony magazine earlier this year

Obama signs bill to grant Nigerian student U.S. permanent residency

Victor second from left, his doctor to his right, doctor's wife and the nun that's been taking care of him
President Barack Obama just awarded a young Nigerian man with a very terrible genetic disease - Neurofibromatosis, permanent residence in the US and as such access to a US medical school. This hardly ever passes congress but because of his peculiar situation, it worked.

26th year old Victor Chukwueke came to the US eleven years ago to undergo treatment for massive face tumors and lived in Michigan on an expired visa. He graduated from a state university and wanted to attend a medical school but needed to have permanent residency for that to happen.

Private bills, which only applies to one person and mostly focus on immigration, are rarely approved. Victors is the only one to pass in US Congress in two years.

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes massive life-threatening tumors to the face.

"Mario Balotelli is glad that I am dating his sister" - Obafemi Martins

Obafemi and Abigail in a private jet
Obafemi Martins is dating Mario Balotelli's elder sister, Abigail Barwuah and Mario is said not to be particularly happy about their relationship. But in a recent interview with Goal.com, Obafemi dismissed insinuations that Mario was not happy that he's dating Abigail
“Mario is my boy. The respect is there because I used to play at Inter, in the youth team with him. He’s giving me my respect and I’m doing same. People are putting it in the news that he’s upset, of course he’s glad.
“He’s glad that Obafemi Martins is dating his sister. But if he gets jealous then it means he doesn’t want his sister to grow. But it’s not like that. The boy is not a bad boy.
He also said he and Abigail haven't discussed marriage yet.
“The relationship is true but getting married or not, we haven’t discussed anything like that. She’s upstairs and we’re happy together.

'We watched our kids roast to death like goats' - couple who lost five children in fire

Despite the fact that some weeks have passed since the fire disaster that wiped out five children of Mr. & Mrs. Augustine Ikwuagwu on Comfort Oboh Street, Kirikiri Town, Lagos, its bitter memory still lingers. Indeed, the tragedy has been a nightmare to the couple. When Saturday Sun met with the couple recently, pain and agony have overwhelmed them, as they recounted their loss.

Speaking amid tears, Mrs Margaret Ikwuagwu, said her fine kids, Chukwuemeka (13), Ifeanyichukwu (10), Bright (8), Joy (6) and Victoria (4) were sleeping in the house when the incident started at 10pm. She said that all efforts to rescue the children failed. “I asked my children to go and sleep in the room while I was preparing to close shop for the day.

Youtube strips 2billion fake video views from Rihanna, Justin Bieber and others

Some of these pop stars are artificial inflating their video views on Youtube to make themselves appear more popular online. Youtube chiefs recently stripped 2 billion views from pop videos on its site amid fears the figures were faked.

Rihanna, Justin Bieber and other music stars under Universal Music label lost 1 billion views.
Rita Ora, Alicia Keys, Labrinth and other music stars under Sony Music label lost 850 million views.
Michael Jackson's feed lost 287 million views, while Beyonce lost 151 million views

Youtube stripped the views without suggesting the music stars or their labels were directly involved in artificially inflating them. Some fans who are hackers could have inflated them, or maybe the labels paid the 'hackers' to take up the numbers. Depends on what you chose to believe :-)

General Azazi goes home

The burial ceremony of Gen. Owoye Azazi, who died in a helicopter crash on Saturday December 15th, is going on right now in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Covenant University expels 200 students for not attending Church service

Culled from Vanguard
About 200 students may have been expelled by the authorities of Covenant University, Cannanland, Ota, Ogun State, recently for what was described as “disregard of paramount core values.”
Frustrated and angered by the development, some of the affected students who gave account of what happened battled emotions while narrating their situations to Saturday Vanguard recently. They however pleaded with the school authorities to tamper justice with mercy in order to save their future.

D'banj apologizes to fans that came out for Koko Concert

 Read the tweets from down up...

Friday, 28 December 2012

Atlanta rapper, his 10 baby mamas and 11 kids star in reality show

The reality show is called All My Babies Mamas and features Atlanta rapper Carlos 'Shawty Lo' Walker, his 10 baby mamas, his 11 kids, (Some of them pictured above with him) and his 10 bedroom Georgia home

According to Shadow and Act, the one hour weekly special will premiere on Oxygen next spring

In the trailer, there’s a rundown of some of the baby mamas. They are; Ecreia the former fiancée known as the “First Lady” because she controls the cash flow. Angela aka “Chocolate” who is the ‘Fighter Baby Mama,’ Amanda is the “Jealous Baby Mama,” Sujuan is the ‘Wanna-Be Bougie Baby Mama,’ Tamara is the ‘No Drama Baby Mama,’ Serena who is the “Shady Baby Mama,” and Liana aka “Pebbles” who’s the “Baby Mama from Hell.”

Shawty is not in a relationship with any of his baby mamas. He's dating a 19-year-old girl who is the same age as his oldest kids.

D'banj&Big Sean cruise around town in his Aston Martin Convertible

This was yesterday before the Koko Concert...

Naija artists are really balling!

Left is Davido in a private jet yesterday en route Ghana for an event. Right is Wizkid's getup for a show a few days ago. Those who know what that is, know what that is! :-)

Photos from 2012 Calabar Carnival

Yep, this is all happening in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. The carnival started Wednesday December 26th. A team from the 2012 Brazil Carnival Winners - OCIC were invited to join the carnival and add some spice to it...

Ex-RCCG pastor apologizes for berating Adeboye for his association with politicians

A former pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Bankole Solomon, last week criticized the General Overseer of the church, Pastor E A Adeboye, for allowing politicians into their annual RCCG Holy Ghost congress and turning it into a political congress. If you missed it, read it HERE.

Bankole Solomon has apologized for his comments...
 

Kogi State Governor involved in auto crash. ADC dies instantly

The Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada and his aides were involved in a fatal car accident this afternoon along the bad Abuja - Lokoja expressway. His ADC, Idris Mohammed died instantly while the governor was rushed to the Emergency Ward of the Kogi State Specialist Hospital in Lokoja. He was later moved to the Government House Hospital.

The governor and his convoy were returning from an official assignment and were close to Lokoja when the accident occurred.

Denrele Edun and Rukky Sanda's Trek of Life at Koko Concert

Yeah, I was there too. Couldn't believe how far we had to walk to the venue from where our cars were parked. It was unbelievable but kinda fun to watch all dem celebrities trekking and complaining. Hehe!

Hot or not: Mr Tourism 2012

29 year old Delta State born Michael Enumah won the 2012 Mr Tourism Nigeria contest which held December 8th in Lagos. The chemical engineer is also a fitness trainer and has been modeling for many years. Think he's hot? I think so!

Fire at Ex-President Obasanjo’s Hilltop Mansion

A section of ex-president Obasanjo's hilltop mansion in Abeokuta, which was used as an office, was gutted by fire yesterday Thursday December 27th.

Obasanjo was not home when the fire started around 4pm yesterday but his wife, children and grandchildren were home. They were quickly evacuated from the building. The inferno, which destroyed computers, office appliances and furniture, was said to have have been caused by an electrical fault.

The fire spread to other parts of the building and even affected Obasanjo's bedroom. It was eventually put out by the state Fire Service.

Mike Adenuga moves office to billion naira Banana Island building

Billionaire businessman Mike Adenuga has relocated his office from Victoria Island to his billion naira Banana Island building. The wondrous edifice is located at 31A Close, Banana Island. What you see in the photo above is just part of it. It extends to the right...

Who wants to see Rihanna's nude photos? I gat dem! :-)

Rihanna was in her native country of Barbados last week to spend the holidays with her family. While on the balcony of her hotel with the curtains wide open, Rihanna took off her bikini to put on her underwear. There were paparazzi lurking around (which she was probably aware of) and they zoomed in their camera and captured Rihanna in all her glory.

The nude photos have been released. Wanna see? I have a feeling Rihanna won't mind. Hehe! Find them after the cut...then beg God for forgiveness...:-)

Happy 33rd birthday to Uche Jombo Rodriguez

The talented Abia state born actress, writer and producer turned 33 today, not 32. Wishing her many happy, fruitful years ahead.

Monalisa Chinda shuns Emem Isong's Christmas party

Actress Monalisa Chinda was conspicuously absent at close friend/business partner, Emem Isong's Christmas party which held at the top producer's Lekki home yesterday December 27th. Emem Isong also shunned Monalisa's 'Dance for Life' event which held December 24th at Oriental Hotel.

The two friends are currently not on speaking terms over a business deal that went bad a few months ago. Monalisa and Emem were not just close friends, they worked on quite a number of movie projects together. Close friends of the former friends told me that the unresolved issue between them is not a big deal, but the ladies are refusing to apologize to each other and reconcile.

Mr & Mrs...in Nigeria for Christmas

Remember this couple? Their wedding at Ikoyi registry earlier this year made headlines in Nigeria. Mostly because he's a young Naija guy in his 20's and she's an European woman in her 50's or 60's. My paparazzi spotted them at The Palms, Lekki, a few hours ago shopping and generally having a good time. Good to see they are still going strong :-)

Star Powers The Lagos Cross Over Festival

If you haven’t been to the Star Mega City yet, don’t queue for your ‘LASTMA’ badge. There’s still hope for you as Nigeria’s premium lager beer, Star, continues to give fun seekers a unique experience at the Star Mega City.

So far, it’s been all fun and excitement since December 20, 2012, when the Star Mega City was declared open by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, making it one of the major attractions at the Eko Atlantic City located at the Bar Beach in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Banky W, I see you! Hehe

This was during his Christmas house party two days ago. Baddest boy...doing bad bad things...:-)

Meanwhile, Mr Capable is single and available for all you eligible spinsters out there...
"The truth is that in my business it is very hard to find somebody, because of what is going on now and how fast your life is. Everyone is asking, even my parents are asking where is the girl; but hopefully, I will find the right person soon. It is not something I am afraid of, it’s not something I am running away from, it will definitely happen.

Watch Koko Concert Live on Ndani TV

For all Dbanj fans who can't attend the Koko concert holding tonight, there's good news. You can watch it live!. Ndani TV will be live streaming the concert which will be hosted by the very talented actor; Idris Elba. The concert will feature hot acts such as Big Sean, Pusha-T, Tinie Tempah and Kay Switch. 

Want to watch this event for FREE? Just log on to www.ndani.tv or check it out www.youtube.com/ndanitv.

New Video: Goldie ft AY - Skibobo

Indian tea workers burn their boss and his wife to death

Tea plantation workers torched the home of their boss, killing both him and his wife, following a labour dispute in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, officials said on Thursday.

Around 1,000 workers at the privately-owned M.K.B. Tea Estate attacked the plantation owner's bungalow on Wednesday and set it on fire in violence blamed on festering labour unrest in the tea-growing region, police said.

Mridul Bhattacharya and his wife Rita were burned to death as workers armed with home-made weapons prevented police from rescuing them, they said.

Seyi Sodimu buys wife N10million Mercedes Benz GL 450

The Love Me Jeje crooner bought his wife a brand new 2010 Mercedes Benz GL 450 SUV said to be worth N10m, as a gift for her 40th birthday celebration. 

The American based Afro Soul artiste presented the car to his wife, Tolu Sodimu, while on summer vacation in Washington DC. The car has been shipped into the country and Mrs Sodimu took delivery of it just in time for the Christmas.

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