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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Photo: Don Jazzy and Princewill Ojukwu make peace

Don Jazzy and Princewill Ojukwu met this evening and settled their issues. Don Jazzy apologized to Princewill and Princewill says he's forgiven him totally.

Just to refresh your memory; the popular Lagos socialite accused the ace music producer of asking thugs to beat him up on Friday December 21st after he and Jazzy exchanged words at Jazzy's night club, PoP. Read the full story HERE. Happy that there's peace at last!

King Sunny Ade reacts to his ex-guitarist drug arrest

King Sunny Ade's ex-guitarist, 62year old Fatoke Abiodun (left) was arrested on Tuesday January 1 2013 at MMIA with 1.575kg of cocaine as he attempted to leave Nigeria. Fatoke said he turned to drugs after he was unceremoniously retired in 2007 without severance pay after playing with KSA for 30 years. King Sunny Ade has finally reacted, saying his former guitarist was not a member of staff of his company but just a member of his band, who was not entitled to a severance pay. What he told Punch below...
I pay salaries to the members of staff of my company. As for my band members, we share money based on what we make at every show where we perform. I would first of all, remove the money for taxes, equipment we used and other stuff connected to the performance. Thereafter, the remaining money is shared among all of us. Before now, I advised my band members that we should have a common purse, where we should leave money for welfare. But they refused and insisted that everything should be shared.
If he and the others had agreed to my advice then, he wouldn’t have had any reason to say he didn’t get any severance allowance,”
See more after the cut...

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant call off their divorce

Last year, after 10 years of marriage and two children, Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce from LA Laker Kobe Bryant after a private investigator provided her with proof that Kobe had been cheating throughout their entire marriage. Well, they managed to sort things out and have decided to stay together.

Actress Nuella Njubigbo releases hot new photos

 Nice!

Mavin Records artists get verified on Twitter

Cool stuff!

Beyonce is too powerful to comprehend

In her recent interview with GQ, Beyonce tells the magazine
"I now know that, yes, I am powerful. I'm more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand."
Wow! That's deep!

Stella Dimoko Korkus responds to Nuella Njubigbo's press statement

Was expecting this and it's here! Haha! Find the response from entertainment journalist, Stella Dimoko Korkus to Nuella's press statement below...
Dear Nuella,
I saw the press release and I am still laughing...laughing because you did the right thing by standing up to defend yourself but you used the wrong words and you focused on the wrong topic. I was not the only blog who broke that story, in fact I was the second person who broke the story and the other blog has other details you might also choose to respond to..check www.bononline.tv
The story there is as follows: ''When you see Nuella Njubigbo ride in her Toyota Highlander, please know that it is Rivers state tax payers money moving in action as it was a gift from Rivers Governor Rotimi Amaechi for all the love she has been showering on him since they met coincidentally through a desperate businessman looking from patronage from the Governor.

#SaveJude: Brain tumour patient Jude Ibezim Osemeke passes on

Such a sad day. Brain tumour patient, Ibezim Jude Osemeke has lost his battle with cancer. He died this morning in Jos where he had been recuperating after his surgery in India. He returned from India in November and had been doing well until a few weeks ago when he relapsed.

You all remember Jude, right? We raised money for him on LIB sometime last year. The guy music producer, Jude Okoye donated N1million to. If you missed it read about him HERE and HERE.
Can't believe he's gone. Rest in peace, dear Jude. So heartbreaking..

US Govt bar former governor Lucky Igbinedion from entering the US

Culled from Sahara Reporters
Former Governor Lucky Igbinedion of Edo State may no longer enter the US, SaharaReporters has discovered from sources in Washington, DC. One of the sources revealed that the American consular authorities had written to Mr. Igbinedion to tell him that he was no longer welcome in the US.
Another source indicated that the former governor, who has been convicted for corrupt practices shortly after  his governorship term, had multiple entry visas to the US. "However, he has received a letter revoking his visa," said one source.
Our source in Washington, DC disclosed that the US government was reviewing the files of some of Nigeria's current and former government officials and will deny them visas once they are deemed undesirable on account of their engagement in corruption.

Nuella responds to reports she's dating a South-South Governor

This is a press statement from actress Nuella Njubigbo's publicist reacting to a recent report by Stella Dimoko Korkus about Nuella being in a hot romance with a South-South governor. See it below....
Few days ago a report surfaced online that our client, Nuella Njubigbo is in a sizzling romance with a South-South governor, who bought her the 2012 Toyota Highlander SUV that was recently reported. We would have ignored this but seeing that it came from the same writer who had ’supposedly broken’ the news of Nuella’s ‘romantic dalliances’ with two other men in the last eight months; hence we chose otherwise.
Firstly, our client has never met with the said governor. How can you travel with and ‘romance’ someone you have never met? This kind of magic can only happen in the writer’s concoctions of lies.
See the rest after the cut...

Friday, 11 January 2013

Young doctor shot dead in broad daylight in Lagos

A young doctor, Irawo Adamolekun, was shot dead today in Lagos by an unknown gunman. Rapper, Ruggedman witnessed the killing and tweeted about the incident which occurred at Anthony this afternoon...


This is truly sad! Hope the police get to the bottom of this. May his soul rest in peace...Amen. Meanwhile, it might have been robbery as another eyewitness recounts what happened. See it after the cut...

Listen: Why Child Abuse Goes Unreported

Radio host James O'Brien was discussing how child molester Jimmy Savile went under the radar for so long, when he got a call from a man who had been abused as a nine-year-old. It's a must-listen for everyone to understand how child abuse can go unreported. It will break your heart...especially the last three minutes. Listen below...

Minister of Petroleum, Alison-Madueke holds low key birthday party

The minister turned 52 a few weeks back and held a low profile birthday party at her Queens Drive, Ikoyi home. Only a few family members and close friends were invited to the shindig. Nice cake!

Janet Jackson to receive $500m if she stays married for at least 5 yrs

According to new reports Janet Jackson, 46, stands to receive $500 million if she stays married to her billionaire fiance, Wissam Al Manna, 37, for a minimum of five years.

From Express UK 
Janet did not put off her New Year’s Eve wedding because of cold feet but because of cold cash, a friend has revealed.
The singer was due to marry Arab multi-billionaire Wissam Al Mana but their lawyers could not organise the prenuptial agreement in time.
This is no small matter as twice-married Janet has amassed a fortune of £93.5million from 10 hit albums and six major tours while Wissam is one of the richest investors in the Middle East where he represents such fashion and style icons as Hermes and Sonia Rykiel. He is also a major shareholder in Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Dubai, Doha, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Hot or not: Actress Ebube Nwagbo in little black dress

This was at an event last weekend in Lagos. Hot or not?

Video: Police ordered the killing of my private secretary - Oshiomhole

The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has accused the Nigerian Police of being responsible for the assassination of his Special Adviser and Personal Secretary, Olaitan Oyerinde.

Mr Oshiomhole, who was speaking on Thursday in Abuja during the launching of the new code of conduct for the Nigerian police, said both the assassin and the weapon used to murder the late Oyerinde were in police detention as at the time the assassination was carried out.

Japan gives 317 classrooms to Nigeria

The Japanese government, working through the Japan International Cooperation Agency handed over 317 classrooms to the Federal Government of Nigeria yesterday Thursday January 10th. The classrooms were a result of a project started in June 2010 and is part of Japan’s Grant Aid to Nigeria.

The classrooms were constructed in 33 primary schools across 22 local government areas of in Kano State. It is expected to be able to accommodate around 12,680 pupils and also included 308 toilet booths. Japanese ambassador to Nigeria Ryuichi Shoji, handed over the classrooms to Minister of state for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, and said that the 2.31 billion Naira (US$14.8 million) spent on the project was an important investment, as education is an invaluable asset for children and a crucial factor in the economic development of a country.

Goldie chilling in Malaysia

 
Looking real sexy!

Agbani Darego Rocks In Roland Mouret & Stella McCartney

For her 30th birthday party on Sunday January 6th, the former Miss World wore two designer dresses. A green Roland Mouret dress and a Stella McCartney one-sleeved illusion cut-out dress. Which dress do you prefer?

Hot actor IK Ogbonna shows off one year old daughter

The sexy model, actor and father of one turns 28 today. That's his adorable one year old baby girl.

See the 1st official portrait of Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton

It was unveiled today at the National Portrait Gallery in London to mixed reactions. While the painter, Paul Emsley (pictured above) insists the royal family is "very pleased," others are "horrified" by the depiction. Some think the painting is quite unflattering. What do you think?

Above is what Kate really looks like. See the full portrait after the cut...

Rev Chris Okotie has decided never to re-marry again!

Above is a statement issued by Rev Okotie's publicist and posted on the church's Facebook page yesterday. After two failed marriages, he's done!

Filmmakers Charles Aniagolu and Emem Isong discuss the Business of Movies in this weekend’s MTN Afrinolly Master Class

The MTN Afrinolly Master Class series continues on Saturday, January 12 with another Hangout event, this time featuring international broadcaster, producer and director Charles Aniagolu alongside prolific female director, screenwriter and producer Emem Isong.
 
With the creative industries fast becoming an important aspect of global economy, the Afrinolly Master Class series recognises the power of film within this vast financial context. A cross-continental audience of film professionals and enthusiasts will join both filmmakers as they discuss the socio-economic impact of film live on Google+ Hangout at 3pm Nigerian Time 

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Black teenager punches woman after she calls him 'Smelly Nigerian'

Violence erupts on the London Underground after an argument between a white woman and a black teenager gets out of hand. Video footage captured on a mobile phone shows the pair arguing after the woman accused the man of stepping on her foot. The two exchange insults, with the woman calling him a 'smelly Nigerian' before he calls her a 'white princess'. As the argument escalates, the man stands over her and is seen throwing punches at her before other passengers drag him off her as he accuses her of hitting him with a bottle.(See video above)

Choi! Naija! Lol

Not that I blame the car owner...before the real owners of the car appear...Lol!

Press statement from Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah

The Minister of Aviation, Mrs Stella Oduah posted this message on her Facebook page yesterday. Some people are panicking...:-). See it below..
We have uncovered an advanced plot by a well-known hireling to blackmail, smear and tarnish the image and reputation of the Honourable Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah with the sole aim of distracting her from consolidating the gains already recorded in the transformation of the Aviation sector in line with the Transformation Agenda of the Federal government.
Our very reliable sources indicate that the hireling, who has been paid huge sums of money running into several millions of naira to execute the hatchet job will employ a very familiar strategy of calling a Press Conference to carry out his mischief and peddle his falsehood.
See the rest after the cut...


6month Nigerian baby kidnapped in South Africa

Six month old Nigerian baby, Revelation Jones, was on Tuesday January 8th abducted by his parents neighbours, a couple believed to be Pakistanis. The couple, who have three children of their own,  allegedly attacked Revelation's nanny, leaving her for dead and also locked up a six year old girl in the house, as they took the baby.

The father of the abducted baby, Ifeanyi Jones, said for several hours he and his wife Khanyisile had been phoning the nanny and the house, and no one had picked up the phone. The Nanny’s husband, Daniel Kanda, said his wife had told him the attack had taken place early in the morning. She was carrying the baby when the couple attacked her. “They wrestled as the couple was trying to pull the baby from her; until she fell to the ground, and (the couple) started attacking her. They were attacking her with shoes. The man tied a rope around her neck, that is when she collapsed,” he said.

Peter Okoye shares holiday photos

He's currently holidaying in San Fransisco, California, with heavily pregnant Lola Omotayo and their son, Cameron. Meanwhile, did they buy a home in the US? See what Peter wrote after the cut...

Oscar nomination 2013: Full list of nominees

9 year old Quvenzhané Wallis (pictured above) has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Hush Puppy in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild', making her the youngest nominee for Best Actress ever.

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln leads the 2013 Oscars with 12 nominations, Life of Pi eleven, Silver Linings eight, Les Miserables eight, Ben Affleck’s film Argo seven, French film Armour five,  Django Unchained five, Zero Dark Thirty five, Skyfall five times and Hobbit three times. See the full list of nominees after the cut...

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