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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Bob Manuel Udokwu gets political appointment in Anambra state

The Nollywood actor and former Gulder Ultimate Search host has been appointed Senior Special Adviser on Creative Media to Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi. He got his appointment letter yesterday Friday February 8th.

Kim K and Kanye in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 
Kim and Kanye are currently holidaying in Brazil. The lovebirds visited the famous Cristo Redentor - Christ the Redemer - statue atop of Corcovado Mountain today. See more photos after the cut...

Annie Macaulay covers February edition of TW magazine

Looks good!

Channels TV presenter Joe Ighile collapses on set, dies in hospital

Channels TV Head of Sports, Joe Ighile, collapsed on set last night while presenting the 9'Oclock live sports programme. After introducing the programme, Joe told the crew that he was feeling uncomfortable and asked to take a break. He stepped out of the studio for some fresh air and collapsed a few minutes later.

He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he later died. He was 47 years old

Joe Ighile joined Channels TV in 2003. He's survived by a wife, two children and aged mother. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Nike Oshinowo moves to Banana Island

Months after separating from her husband of six years, former beauty queen Nike Oshinowo has moved on and moved on big time. Not only does she have a richer and more powerful man in her life (name withheld...hehe) she's moved to a flat in one of Nigeria's most expensive areas, Banana Island.

Nike has told close friends that a reconciliation with her ex husband, Dr Tunde Soleye, will not happen. She has since dumped her wedding ring and is rumoured to be in a new relationship.

Agbani Darego at Olusegun Obasanjo foundation launch in London

Losing weight but still gorgeous...as always! :-)

New Video: Femi Knight ft Classiq & Tesh Carter - Porairo

Finesse Entertainment signee Femi Knight retains the moniker ‘Porairo King’ with the highly awaited video to his hit single Porairo. Featuring label mate Classiq and Capital Dreams femcee Tesh Carter, ‘Porairo’ was shot by Clarence Peters on location in South Africa.

Basketmouth & D' African Kings of Comedy event to stream live

The African King of Comedy was 1st hosted in Lagos last year @ Eko Hotel,this 2nd instalment has been structured to be more universal in terms of viewing and participation which is why Barons Entertainment anf cokobar.com came together to stream the show live on the web.

The show will feature Kojo,Eddie Kadi,Ndumiso Lindi,Daliso Chaponda,Bovi,Timaya and Basketmouth as the host.

The show will witness an online live streaming on Beat 99.9 FM, www,diamondbank.com, www.cokobar.com and  www.basketmouth.tv

Live streaming starts @ 8pm Nigerian time and can be viewed worldwide.
The streaming is powered by Diamond Bank. 

Supported by Beat FM and Linda Ikeji.
www.basketmouth.tv

Kim K to co-host Darey's Love...Like A Movie Valentine Concert

Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian, will make her debut in Nigeria next weekend. She has been confirmed as special co-host, for ‘Love…Like A Movie’, the eagerly anticipated valentine concert by Darey’s Soul Muzik.
Kim has confirmed she's coming to Nigeria
Kim will join Nigerian superstars 2face Idibia, Flavour, Ice Prince, Iyanya, Timi Dakolo, Waje, 9ice, Praiz, Naeto C and Darey to deliver what will undoubtedly be the valentine concert of the year. The event will take place on Sunday February 17 at Eko Hotel and Suites.

Another Eviction - Knorr Taste Quest Episode 4

Patricia
After the first elimination during last week’s show, another eviction has occurred on Knorr Taste Quest; this week, the heat burnt out Mercy Peter. The judges’ verdict was that her meal was very disjointed. The winner of this week’s task was Patricia who made a dish of Pasta with Tomato-Cream Base and Rum Ice-cream with avocado pecan topping, and her presentation was great as she used water leave for the garnishing.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Goldie with Chaka Khan, Ciara at Grammys pre-event party

Goldie is currently in the US for the Grammy Awards taking place this Sunday in Los Angeles. Heard talks are going on between Ciara's management and Goldie's management, Kennis Music, about a possible collaboration between the two music stars. That would be awesome!

Win Tickets to Julius Agwu's Festival of Love

The first three correct prediction of the final match between Nigeria and Burkina Faso will win tickets to Julius Agwu's Festival of Love which will hold on the 16th of February at Transcorp Hilton Abuja. If you live in Abuja and want a free ticket...then start your predictions..with full names please. See more after the cut...

Actress Toyin Aimakhu and Niyi Johnson wed

Actress Toyin Aimakhu and her man, Tinsel actor Adeniyi Johnson got married today at a registry on the Island. The couple got engaged in December 2012 after dating for almost a year. Big congrats and happy married life to them!

MASSOB claims the bodies found floating in Ezu river were those of their detained members killed by police

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) released a press statement yesterday claiming that some of bodies found floating in the Ezu River at Amansea community, Awka North LGA of Anambra State on Saturday 19th of January (read the story HERE), were those of their members who were in police custody.

According to MASSOB Director of Information, Comrade Uchenna Madu, their members killed and dumped in the river were; Basil Ogbu, Michael Ogwa, Sunday Omogo, Philip Nwankpa, Eze Ndubisi, Ebuka Eze, Obinna Ofor, Joseph Udoh, and Uchechukwu Ejiofor.

Read part of the statement after the cut...

Governor Sullivan Chime back in Enugu

The governor arrived Enugu today. He's presently in government house. Happy he's well and back!

New Music: B_Red ft Davido - Insane Girl

Davido's cousin, 22 year old Adebayo David Adeleke a.k.a B_Red is out with his first hit single titled ‘Insane Girl’ featuring Davido and produced by Shizzi. Listen to it below and tell us what you think...

Bovi - The Chase

Y'all need to watch this! Bovi is hilarious! Lol

Unknown gunmen shoot dead 73yr old white cap chief in his home

Unidentified gunmen yesterday Thursday February 7th shot dead a prominent Lagos white cap chief, 73 year old Onimole of Lagos, Chief Kayode Adeshina, at his Onimole Palace, Iga Iduganran Street, Isale Eko on the Island. Two gunmen were said to have scaled his fence at 3 am, robbed the home, and shot the chief dead after he told the gunmen he didn't have any money at home, according to people in the home. After the killing, the gunmen locked the chief up in his room and fled.

The Onimole was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. The chief's corpse has been deposited in the mortuary while the police are investigating the murder

D'banj to perform live at the closing ceremony of AFCON 2013

D'banj will perform live at the closing ceremony of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations which will hold this Sunday February 10th. He will perform two songs; Oliver Twist and Top of the World. His brother K-Switch and DB records artist, J Sol will join him on stage. Of course other South African artists will also perform at the closing ceremony. Good stuff!

Actress Amanda Bynes calls Jay Z ugly...

The actress posted this on her twitter page and deleted it a few minutes later after she was bashed by Jay Z fans and people who found it offensive. She took it down but didn't apologize or offer an explanation. Who is Amanda Bynes again? :-)

Movida nightclub boss Akeem Sodeinde's health worsens

The popular Lagos club owner and businessman has been battling acute diabetes for a while now. He went to India sometime last year for treatment and was getting better but according to people close to him, he was hit by another crisis that has kept him out of the public for months now. Akeem no longer runs his popular club, Movida. His younger brother manages it for now.

He's retired to his Oniru Estate home and hardly ever comes out these days. People who have seen him recently said he's lost a lot of wight and he receives treatment weekly from a hospital in Victoria Island. Akeem talked about his illness sometime last year:
"Yes I have diabetes and the truth is, three quarter of Nigerians are diabetic. It can't be cured but can be controlled. I used to drink a lot of champagne and Hennessy and sweet foods, so it affected me and my blood sugar went haywire. I don't drink anymore and I control my food in take because my health situation was really bad

The Incubator Presents The Laundri Live Saturday 09.02.13

The Laundri Live is a one day, all day market-style exhibition. The event will showcase a diverse array of innovative and creative products and services ranging from food to fashion to gifts and a whole lot in between. There will be a food court offering up exquisite sensually satisfying delicacies.

The event will hold at The Incubator on City of David road, off Ligali Ayorunde in Victoria Island Tomorrow, 9th of February, 2013 from 10am. The venue boasts excellent parking facilities and shuttles from the parking grounds as well as live entertainment and Football for the boys (and girls). 

Dear LIB readers: Can I buy my own engagement ring?

From a LIB reader...
I'm engaged but I'm not wearing a ring. My boyfriend proposed to me during the Christmas holidays but didn't give me a ring because he couldn't afford to buy me one he knows I will appreciate. He told me he will get me the ring before our wedding in August but it's becoming embarrassing because whenever I tell people I'm engaged they look at my fingers to see the ring and there's nothing there. Ever since I saw Tiwa's engagement ring I've been feeling really sad. I make far more money than my fiance and can afford to buy the ring of my dreams. Should I go ahead and buy my own engagement ring? My man will be mad and disappointed but I'd rather that than the way I feel at the moment.
What do you guys think?

President Jonathan not going to SA, sends delegation to support the Super Eagles


Meanwhile you can now watch the AFCON final match on Sunday live on local TV. CAF broadcast rights owner, BON, have reached an agreement that will see the match beamed live on local stations.

Farouk Lawan, Boniface Emenalo granted bail

Exactly a week after they were arrested and held in prison for collecting N93million bribe from Femi Otedola to remove his company, Zenon Oil, from the list of indicted companies, Farouk Lawan and Boniface Emenalo were this morning granted bail by an Abuja High Court.

The Judge granted the two men bail on the sum of N10 million and asked them to relinquish their international passports to the court. They are only allowed to travel out of the country with the court's permission. The case has been fixed for April 10 and 17 for hearing.

'You're coming here and pleading poverty while we're paying taxes': shocking rant of UK woman against Nigerian student Gina Thompson

A shocking video emerged on Monday February 4th of a woman going on a rant to patients in a hospital waiting room. The two-minute clip, filmed on Saturday night at Ipswich Hospital in Suffolk, saw the woman shout abuse at Nigerian student Gina Thompson, 23 (pictured above), and her 21-year-old Spanish friend.

The woman asked them ‘where do you come from’ before saying: ‘You're coming over here and you're pleading poverty. We are paying taxes you a***holes and we are going down in this crisis.

The incident took place at 7:30pm in the hospital’s accident and emergency department waiting room, where Gina had gone with her friend who had sprained her ankle playing sport. Gina, from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, is a film and media student at University Campus Suffolk and has been in the UK for two years, while her friend from Seville, Spain, arrived last September.

See the video of the rant after the cut...

Miss Nigeria: 5 States, 36 Contestants, 1 Queen, the search begins!

For the 38th prestigious Miss Nigeria beauty pageant, ATN and DAAR communications (AIT) with Beth Management Ltd is touring around Nigeria looking for girls between the ages of 18-25 years old, to become the queen ambassador, a role model to young Nigerian women, a spokesperson for charity while showcasing the positive attribute of a Nigerian woman.

The casting team would be touring, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Benin, Abuja rounding up with the final casting in Lagos. Auditions will take place from the 16th February to 30th March 2013. The casting aims to maximize the opportunity for girls to participate in the most sophisticated competition.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

'El-Rufai’s book is a collection of fiction' - Atiku Abubakar

Former FCT minister Mallam El-Rufai wrote a memoir titled The Accidental Public Servant which was unveiled in Abuja today, and in the book he criticized a few politicians...one of them former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. In the book, El-Rufai described Atiku as a corrupt power hungry politician and alleged that he (El-Rufai) had almost resigned as the former Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) because of persistent pressure and interference by Atiku, who was then the Chairman of the National Council on Privatization

Atiku has reacted to the content of the book, calling it a collection of fiction and exaggeration.
It amazes me that El Rufai can pass off fiction for self-gratification at the expense of truth as a book. El-Rufai's attack on my person is to say the least not surprising considering that this is the same man who has notoriety for disparaging religions and their icons, including lately Jesus Christ.

If he could go to such irreverent extent to disparage religious icons, who is an ordinary mortal like me? It is my belief that any man that can cross the boundary of reason and decency deserves prayers rather than anger.”

I wish to state that the book is as a collection of fiction, half truths, exaggeration and reflection of selective memory.

‘From Jumia with love’ - shop this Valentine

So it is valentine’s day again and the craze for where to find the most exquisite, romantic, sexy gifts for your valentine looms, with jam packed stores and little assortment to select from.  Jumia.com.ng, Nigeria’s number one online retailer, brings to you 2 valentine packages that will see ‘very happy’ valentines shoppers. 

www.jumia.com.ng, introduces its valentine store, where online shoppers will get a 10% discount instantly on the selected items. 

Stephanie Okereke Linus: Spot the difference

There are a few of them...can you spot them?

Actor Chris Attoh and video vixen Venita 'Vee Zee' Akpofure spotted..

Now officially looking for a couple hotter than these two.

Rapper AP.9 claims he had unprotected sex with Ice T's wife, Coco

Upcoming rapper AP.9 is back, and this time he's claiming he had unprotected sex with Ice T's wife, Coco Austin. AP.9 and Coco were involved in a scandal in December 2012 after suggestive photos of the two hit the internet. Coco claimed at the time that AP.9 was just a fan, but the rapper said there was more. Now he's claiming that he had unprotected sex with Coco. Below is what he told Star magazine.
“I first met Coco at Surrender Nightclub. She invited me to her table; I had a couple of drinks; we exchanged numbers. I could tell we had a physical attraction. She asked me, ‘What are you doing after the club?’ I said, ‘I’m probably just going to get a room and stay right here.’ She said, ‘Well, I’m going with you.’
We had sex. I don’t know who made the first move. It wasn’t making love; it was just sex. We had sex unprotected. I really hope she isn’t pregnant!
See more after the cut...

P-Square popcorn not from P-Square o! Lol

Peter kia kia issue disclaimer. Lol. Naija!!!

Ugonna, Toke, & Seyi Shay cover February edition of Mode Men mag

Designer Ugonna Umeruo, OAP Toke Makinwa, and singer Seyi Shay on the cover of Valentine edition of Mode Men magazine. Hot chicks!!!

Chris Okotie ban journalist from attending his church over story

The journalist is Biodun Kupoluyi, the publisher of E24/7 Magazine. He is alleging that the senior pastor of Household of God, Chris Okotie, has barred him from attending his church after he wrote a story alleging that Rev Okotie is dating an undergraduate named Miss Naomi Hoffman. (See the story above) Biodun is an off/on member of Household of God.

He granted an interview to Encomium magazine this week, telling his side of the story. See it below...
I received the news from a man claiming he's representing the church that he has been directed by the pastor of the church and members of Household of God church that I should not come and worship with them. His reason, he said, was premised on E24-7 magazine's expose - pastor Chris finds new love, says I will not get married again, but may opt for surrogacy soon. I found it shocking that a day after the publication hit the streets, his media department sent a release out and it confirmed our story. He actually made those statements and we reported it. I think he did not think anybody could have known about his romance with the girl, Naomi. He was caught off guard..but as a journalist, I owe our teeming readers that responsibility. I feel fulfilled, though I will miss his theatrics, his stage performances and verbosity.

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