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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Killers of 15 year old Nigerian boy, Junior Nkwelle, found guilty of manslaughter

The 14 year old girl who ordered the stabbing of 15 year old Nigerian boy, Junior Nkwelle, for being ‘disrespectful’ was found guilty of manslaughter yesterday March 1, 2013. 

Junior and his friends had been playing football near his home when an argument broke out. The teenage girl claimed Junior had insulted her during the argument. She then called her 16 year old boyfriend on the phone to a housing estate in Brixton and ordered him to ‘teach Junior a lesson’. The boyfriend thrust a carving knife once into Junior's chest, killing him. This happened in September 2012.

The teenage girl and her boyfriend were cleared of murder by a jury yesterday, but they are facing long prison terms after being  found guilty of manslaughter.

Chris Brown and Rihanna thankful for fresh start

Rihanna tells Elle UK..
"Stay (her new single) is a story about having love that close and wanting it to last forever. You don’t have that feeling with everybody so when you have it you don’t want to let go of it. I would definitely say that he (Chris Brown) is the one I have that kind of relationship with.'
Now that we’re adults we can do this right. We got a fresh start and I’m thankful for that. Right now that’s just what we want, a great friendship that’s unbreakable.'
'I will probably have a kid. And I’m praying I can go on vacation for a good month. And I’ll have set some things up so I don’t have to tour for the rest of my life, even though I love touring. I want health and happiness in five years. I want to be healthy and happy.'

Genevieve at the Africa Magic Viewer's Choice Awards brunch event

The event took place on Thursday February 28th at Wheat Baker Hotel in Ikoyi. Love her look? You can view more photos from the event at Maestro Media Blog

Uche Jombo Rodriquez and husband at her movie premiere in Lagos

Uche Jombo and her husband Kenny Rodriquez walked the red carpet at her movie premiere yesterday. My Life, My Damage premiered at Ozone Cinemas Yaba. See more photos after the cut...

Rukky Sanda at My Life My Damage Movie Premiere

Love love the dress. See more photos after the cut...

Photos from Goldie's candlelight procession

Family, friends and colleagues gathered yesterday to honour the late singer. See more photos after the cut..

Dramatic Exit on Knorr Taste Quest

It was an emotional and tense-filled kitchen during the last episode of the Knorr Taste Quest, which saw the contestants evict one of their own.

In this episode, the contestants were pitted against each other as they were grouped into two teams of 5 each. The teams were to battle and a member of the losing team was to be evicted

The selection of the teammates was dramatic enough, as each contestant tried to align with those who were thought to be the strongest in the kitchen. Team 1 ended up with Aaron, Patricia, Ify, Chinyere and Chidi, Team 2 on the other hand had Saratu, Damilola, Gregory, Lalu and Tolulope as team members. Patricia and Damilola were selected as team captains for their respective teams. 

Friday, 1 March 2013

Iyanya's concert ft D'banj, MI, Wizkid, holds tomorrow at Eko hotel

Iyanya's album launch concert will hold tomorrow March 2nd at Eko Convention Centre at 7pm. Tickets: N5k and N25k. Tables sold for N500k and N1million.

The concert will feature D'banj, MI, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Flavour, Davido, Bracket, May D, Seyi Shay, Timaya, Burna Boy, Vector, Emma Nyra, Lola Rae. See Iyanya's  Desire Album launch rehearsals in Abuja after the cut...

Cross River Governor Liyel Imoke returns to Nigeria after 3 months

After three months away from Nigeria to receive treatment for a supposedly minor health concern in the US, governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke is back in the country. He came into the country around 6:50 this evening via a British Airways flight. He will resume office next week!

See the man arrested for killing openly gay mayoral candidate, Marco McMillian

22 year old Larry Reed (right) has been arrested and charged for the murder of openly gay mayoral candidate, Marco McMillian (left). Marco's body was found near a Mississippi River Levee on Wednesday February 27th.

Reed was driving McMillian's vehicle when it crashed head-on into another car the same day the popular 34 year old Mississippi politician went missing. Police are investigating the murder but do not believe it was politically motivated. They are trying to find out the connection between Reed and McMillian and also establish if he was targeted because of his sexual orientation which is what most people think... (may have been robbery!)

Gbenga Adenuga launches ‘Step Out!' today with 250k grand prize

One of Nigeria’s most respected gospel acts ‘Gbenga Adenuga’ (the writer & composer of the popular gospel song “You make me wonder”) has taken a giant step in leading dance revolution in the country. This is following the release of his successful new single in January this year – ‘E be like say’. 

'Step Out’ is the competition launched on Friday, 1st of March 2013 – and will be searching for new and clever dance routines that are fun but simple. See more after the cut...

New Music: Tonto Dikeh - Jeje

Listen to Tonto Dikeh's new single titled Jeje, produced by Jospo, and tell us what you think...

See 2face and Annie Macaulay's traditional wedding invitation card

2face and Annie Idibia's traditional wedding will hold on Friday March 8th at the brides hometown. Their white wedding will hold 23rd of March in Dubai. The invitation card for their traditional wedding is out! See it above and another one after the cut...

Optical Illusion: What do you see?

Is she sitting with her legs closed or open? Look well...:-)

'President Jonathan is eligible to run in 2015' - Abuja High Court

An Abuja High Court this afternoon ruled that President Jonathan is eligible to contest in the 2015 presidential election, if he wants to. A lawyer, Mr Cyriacus Njoku had filed a suit challenging the president's eligibility to contest in 2015.

Below is what the presiding judge, Justice Oniyangi, said in his ruling...
"After the death of Umar Yar'Adua, there was no election or bye election, President Jonathan was merely asked to assume the office of the President in line with Doctrine of necessity. He was not elected as the President but was made to assume office by virtue of Yar'Adua's death.
“Having exhausted the late President's tenure, he sought for his party's ticket and ran for the office of the President successfully in 2011 general election. He is therefore currently serving his first tenure of office and if he so wishes, he is eligible to further seek his party's ticket through the party's primary election and to run for office in 2015," , adding that President Jonathan’s tenure as President started in May 29, 2011, when he took the oath of office and not on May 6, 2010, when he assumed office after Umaru Yar’Adua’s demise.

Kidnappers abduct 5Lagos bound passengers along Benin-Sagamu rd

So robbing is not enough, they are now kidnapping passengers on highways? According to Vanguard, 5 passengers on a Lagos-bound vehicle were kidnapped on Wednesday morning by gunmen on the Lagos-Benin road near Ogbemudia farms. 

The passengers, traveling in a Greener Line space wagon Siena bus travelling from Warri to Lagos  ran into a barricade along the Benin-Ore- Sagamu-Lagos road. The bus driver sighting the barricade, which was a truck, slowed down.

Gunmen emerged from the bushes and took the passengers hostage after allowing the driver and one passenger to go and give information about the incident, Vanguard reports.

Kids model celebrities top looks from 2013 Oscar and Golden Globes

A New York based artist recreated her favorite looks from the 2013 Oscar and Golden Globes using kid models. So adorable! See more photos after the cut...

Photos: Chief Rasaq Okoya gets Thisday Lifetime Achievement Award

The billionaire businessman received a Lifetime Achievement Award as Business Entrepreneur of Our Time from Thisday Newspaper on Tuesday February 26th.

Diabetes: types, causes, symptoms and treatment

So we've talked about High Blood Pressure, now let's talk about another common killer - Diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. I don't know what the statistics is in Nigeria, but quite a number of people are diabetic.

Let's talk about the types of diabetes there are, causes, symptoms, early treatment, complications, and any other info we can share. If there are doctors in the house, please educate us more on this...

And oh, happy new month my beautiful readers. May today be the beginning of a miracle-filled month for you all....

According to MTO, Kim K is faking her pregnancy! Lol

Below is what they wrote on their website. Hehe...
Last week when we saw Kim's belly we were like . . . OK. (photo on the left). But check out the pics below, taken yesterday (that would be 2 days ago). The belly is completely gone (photo on the right)!!
Everyone can't fake their pregnancy MTO. They started this Beyonce fake pregnancy ish. See another photo after the cut...

Memoirs from the Jumia/Sleek Fashion Fair

The Jumia/Sleek fashion fair held on Saturday and was beyond doubt one not to have missed. The day lived to its billing with a one of a kind runway show that had models dressed in apparel and accessories found only in the Jumia fashion store, and hair, fragrance, make-up from Sleek Beauty Studio; there were also lots of fashion and beauty to buy at discounted prices. Find more pictures after the cut...

Court frees seven of the accused persons in Aluu4 case

Seven out of the 18 people arrested and standing trial for the murder of the Aluu4 victims were yesterday discharged by a Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates' Court. Their reason? Not enough evidence to suggest they were involved in the killing.

Those discharged yesterday were: Chinwo Cynthia (the only female suspect), George Nwadei, Ekpe Daniel, Gabriel Agburum, Finebone Jeffrey, Endurance Edet and Gabriel Ochie.

The remaining 11 accused persons, including Alhaji Hassan Walewa, the paramount ruler of Omuokiri-Aluu, will face trial for the murder of Tekena Elkanah, Toku Lloyd, Chiadika Biringa and Ugonna Obuzor.

Who wore it better: Kim K vs LIB reader?

Who wore the sexy short dress better?

Kubechi's Closet Fair Holds Tomorrow at Swe Bar

You are cordially invited to join other trendy shoppers in Lagos on the 2nd of March 2013 at the Swe Bar and Lounge, Lagos, for a shopping event, Kubechi Closet Fair.

Organized by Kubechi Conceptz, the event according to a rep, is geared towards ensuring that shoppers get quality goods at affordable prices within the comfortable ambiance of a reputable establishment – to add value and service to the high-class shopper for a memorable shopping experience.

Items on display: beauty products, male and female clothing, shoes, perfumes, bags, hair and lots more. Get ready to sing as it will also be a karaoke event. Admission is free for all. Time 12noon.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Exclusive photos: Shade Okoya gets Chieftancy Title

Shade Okoya, the youngest wife of billionaire business man, Chief Rasaq Okoya, added another feather to her numerouse titles last week tuesday19th february 2013 in Abeokuta during the 75th birthday of HRM Oba Adedapo Tejuoso.

The title of Ajisewa of Oke-Ona Egba land was confered on her by HRM Oba Adedapo Tejuoso.

Battabox Video: Big Belle Papa Dance

One of BattaBox's most popular videos - they filmed the guy just enjoying himself too much in Lagos as a street DJ played his tunes. See more after the cut...

Hip hop act Damino Damoche shot dead at LASU this afternoon

Rising hip hop act, Olaniyan Damilola, popular known as Damino Damoche, was shot dead this afternoon at Lagos State University Ojo gate by people suspected to be cultist.

Damoshe was shot twice in the head and hand after he finished writing a test at faculty of management science. He was a Banking and Finance student at LASU. He was popular for his song - obo to she. 

So sad! May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Airtel Launches BlackBerry Z10

Wole Abu, General Manager, Acquisitions, Airtel Nigeria (M) presenting the newly launched BB Z10 from Airtel Nigeria to Mr Richard Giwa-Osagie, Chairman of Ikoyi Club (L) while Tunji Okesola, Entertainment Chairman, Ikoyi Club 1938 (R) looks on at Ikoyi Club.

Leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, has become the first mobile operator in the country to announce the availability of latest BlackBerry Z10 Smartphones in its show rooms across the country.

Airtel Customers who had pre-ordered for the device online and through its retail outlets across the country can now take delivery of the Smartphones at their preferred locations. 

P-Square building another massive house in Parkview Estate Ikoyi

Peter, Paul and Jude Okoye have been building the new house at Parkview Estate since June last year. According to a source close to the twins, the new house, which will also be a twin duplex like their Omole Estate home, will be called Squareville2. Squareville2 is costing them more than their Omole Estate mansion.

I gathered exclusively that the Okoye boys bought the land in Parkview Estate for N200million and will spend another N200m to erect their dream home. They will be shuttling between their Omole home and this new one, which will be completed before the end of the year.

Uche Jombo's husband arrives Nigeria for her movie premiere

Kenny Rodrigue flew into the country this morning to attend his wife's movie premiere which will take place tomorrow at Ozone Cinema, Yaba. My life, My damage features Tonto Dikeh and will be in cinemas across Nigeria from tomorrow.

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