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Saturday, 20 April 2013

16-year-old American school student, Olufolabi Adeniji, kidnapped

16-year-old Olufolabi Adeniji (pictured above right), a student of American International School, Lagos, is missing. He was last seen in the early hours Tuesday April 16th on his way to school with his mother's driver. The SUV was later found abandoned at the Palms shopping Mall, Lekki with his school bag inside the vehicle.

The driver who took Olufolabi to school that morning has not been heard from since that day...and the schoolboy's abductors are yet to make contact with his family. Anyone with any useful information should please contact the nearest police station. And please watch the people you leave your children with. Kidnapping is on the rise now. God protect us all!

Nicki Minaj's cleavage-baring dress on American Idol

The American Idol judge wore this eye popping red dress from DSquared2 on the Idol show earlier this week. So many people felt the dress was inappropriate for TV. That figure on her though. Work of body magic? I should get myself one! :-)

Pres. Jonathan, Tony Blair at The Rock Cathedral opening ceremony

President Goodluck Jonathan and former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair were among the dignitaries present today at the inauguration and opening ceremony of House on the Rock's new church building, The Rock Cathedral. President Jonathan seen above cutting the tape, flanked by Tony Blair and Senior Pastor of All House on The Rock, Pastor Paul Adefarasin.

Amazing! Nigerian dancers dance to Iyanya's Kukere & Dbanj's Oliver Twist on BGT

BGT as in Britain's Got Talent. Today is week two of the talent show and two female Nigerian dancers plus one South African dancer called CEO Dancers came on stage and danced to Iyanya's Kukere and D'banj's Oliver Twist. They tore up the stage! Simon Cowell and the other judges enjoyed it so much they put the girls through to the next round. Up Naija! Watch the video...

Rita Dominic and Linda Ejiofor at AMAA Awards in Bayelsa

The Africa Movie Academy Awards is happening tonight in Bayelsa State. Rita and Linda are flanked by other guests at the event...

Chika Ike gets N5million to cut her hair in new movie

First Movies International paid actress Chika Ike a whopping N5million to shave her hair in a movie where she will play the lead role. They are currently on location and Chika will shave her hair on Monday. Above is the cheque she got last week. Continue...

The capture of second Boston bombing suspect, Dzhorkhar Tsarnaev

The 19 year old terror suspect was cornered on a small boat in the back of a house and captured alive Friday night. Dzhorkhar was found by a man who discovered blood trails to a boat at the backyard of a home in a Watertown neighborhood. The man looked inside the boat, noticed movement, and called the police.

An hour later, a seriously injured Dzhorkhar, who escaped an overnight shootout with police that left his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev dead, was captured and taken to the hospital, bringing an end to one of the the biggest manhunts in recent US history. Five days after the bombing, one suspect killed, another captured. Just five days! Nigeria needs to learn a thing or two from this.

MTN Pulse activates its online gigs, delights youths with prizes & fun

MTN Pulse activated its online campaign, last Friday, to the delight of its over 7 million youth community, as it created the platform for youths, in choice locations, across Nigeria and on the social networks, to exhibit their passion and freedom. With thousands of tweeted images and facebook displays, participants were rewarded with prizes that ranged from Blackberry Z10, Nokia Lumia 920, DVD Players and loads of recharge cards at the events’ locations in Calabar, Lagos and Port Harcourt.

Friday, 19 April 2013

2face donates traditional wedding cap and shoes to charity

2face has donated the cap and shoes he wore for his traditional wedding to Charity. This unprecedented and unexpected act was done to help raise money for the Lagos State Motherless Babies Home through the Kaymu Celebrity Charity Auctions.

The Kaymu Celebrity Charity Auctions is a commendable initiative from Nigeria’s leading eCommerce community for buying and selling online, Kaymu.com.ng

The initiative launched last month with donations coming from DJ Caise, DJ Obi, DRB, Lynnx, and Eku Edewor-Thorley.

Photos from the cocktail event and premiere of Jim Iyke: Unscripted

 
The event held yesterday Thursday April 18th at the Sun Room of Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. See more photos after the cut...

Dakore Akande at Jim Iyke Unscripted cocktail and premiere

This was last night. She's glowing!

2face and Annie Idibia at Jim Iyke Unscripted premiere yesterday

 The event took place last night at Four Points By Sheraton. See more photos after the cut...

Glo XMob (Abuja Flash Video)

The Glo flash mob team known as the XMob, visited Abuja this week and shut the Banex axis down as they displayed awesome and unique dance routine that caught the attention of everyone around. 

The Flash Mob, which is an avenue to publicize the Simon Cowell produced reality show, X-Factor indeed lived up to expectation as Abuja residences are ready to partake in the audition which holds this Saturday at the The Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja   

What happens when amazing dance routine meet superb delivery? The result would simply be X-plosive and Unlimited! Watch and Find out!

Tiwa Savage honours her man

Awwwww....sweet! See more Tweets after the cut...

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries officially divorced

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are officially divorced, according to TMZ. A judge in LA dissolved their marriage in today's court hearing...and Kris got nothing from Kim. He had asked for $7 million as divorce settlement and had also asked for an annulment of the marriage based on fraud, but recently dropped his demands. Kim will have her baby now as a single woman. Good for them.

"I have not found the right woman' - D'banj says

That's curious...because in his January interview with Toolz on Ndani TV, D'banj said he was happily dating a very special lady who has been with him for a while. Fast forward to his interview today with Seun Apara of Thisday, D'banj says he's still single because he hasn't found the right woman.
D'banj tells Seun:
"I have dated a lot of women but I don't really want to talk about them because most of them have moved on and some are married. I don't have any regret at all because I am still young and I am still a bachelor though my mum wants me to settle down. She is proud of me and I do let her understand that it's not that I don't want to marry, I just haven't found the right woman. If she finds the right one for me, she can call me.

MTN Pulse re-defines passion with an online campaign & prizes for Tweeted images

Telecommunications most patronised youth offering, MTN Pulse, is set to activate its online campaign, today, in a bid to delight its over 7 million youth community, across Nigeria. The platform will give youths the opportunity to explore their freedom and share images of their passionate, fun-filled and pulsating moments with friends, via the social networks, like tweeter, to have a chance to win fabulous prizes. With designated locations in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Calabar, set to have a feel of the pulsating moments, every Nigerian youth will also have the chance to tweet the pictures of their best grooving moments.
 
The procedure is simple. To be part of the online gig with coolest ‘peeps’ in Nigeria today from 10pm, simply follow on Twitter @MTNNG and Facebook, MTN LoadedNG. Also to have a chance to win fabulous prizes, tweet and post a picture of yourself, wherever or however you are having fun and tag us. 

The story of the 2 Russian brothers suspected in the Boston bombings

Two Russians bothers, 26 year old Tamerlan and 19 year old Dzhokhar, a second-year medical student in the U.S, are suspected to be behind the Boston Marathon bombings. Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police last night, Dzhokhar is being intensely pursued. Below is their story...

From Boston Associated Press
In May of 2011, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev (pictured above and below right), then a senior at a prestigious high school, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the city of Cambridge, Mass., to pursue higher education. Now, Tsarnaev is on the run, described as "armed and dangerous" and suspected of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Two brothers, one now dead, one alive and at large. After hours of only grainy images of two men in baseball caps to go on, a portrait gradually started emerging Friday of the men suspected in the attack.

Son of Deputy Governor of Sokoto State dies in horrific car accident

Luqman Mukthar Shagari, second son of the Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Mukthar Shagari died yesterday afternoon April 18th in a horrific car accident.

The 28 year old business man (in white) was on his way to Sokoto from his base in Abuja when he lost control of his car. Luqman and his friend Ghaddaffi (pictured above in the passenger sit), died instantly. The one at the back miraculously survived the accident. Luqman's car was burnt beyond recognition. (pictured below right)

The photo below left was the last photo the friends took in the car before the accident yesterday. Luqman is survived by a wife and a son.

Julius Agwu holds autograph session for new book in London today

Fans of one of Nigeria’s most talented entertainers, Julius Agwu, will have the opportunity to hang out and spend some quality time with him today April 19th in London as he holds autograph session for his new book, Jokes Apart, How Did I Get Here’. The autograph session and royal
birthday party will hold at Hilton Hotel, 146 Pread St Paddington W2 1EE this evening. Be there!!

The book is now available at Hub Media Store, the Palms Lekki Lagos, also available at Silverbird Media store Port Harcourt and leading book stores in Nigeria.

An Important Message From Nigerian Entertainment Today

From Thenetng publisher
Yesterday, our primary domain www.thenetng.com was compromised by internet hackers, who criminally gained access to our servers and illegally took possession of our identity.
We are convinced this is a calculated attack by detractors to unsettle and distract us, knowing our third anniversary (April 26) is just around the corner, as well as the inaugural Nigerian Entertainment Conference holding next Friday.

Sterling Bank's The Spirited Actor kicks off this Sunday

The much awaited TV program that will provide ten weeks of excitement as it searches for the Next African Hollywood Superstar is kicking off this Sunday; all thanks to Sterling Bank.

Watch as ten dreamers; five from Nigeria and five from Ghana vie for their dreams to be that lucky winner to Co-star with Morris Chestnut in a movie and also bag a one-year contract with a Hollywood agent.

Tracy Moore will educate, enlighten, engage and drill these contestants on everything a world-class actor(tress) should know and do to get to the top. Will it be a walk in the park or will it be a gruesome, heart-rending, thrill-giving endeavour? Well, let's all watch, to find out.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

F.B.I. Releases Images of Two Suspects in Boston Attack

The F.B.I. today released still and video images of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings - including a man who was seen setting down a backpack at the site of the second blast - and appealed for the public’s help identifying the men.

One was seen placing a dark-colored backpack outside the Forum restaurant, the site of the second bombing, just minutes before the explosion, said Richard DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the F.B.I.'s Boston field office.
“Today we are enlisting the public’s help to identify the two suspects,” Mr. DesLauriers said at a news conference on Thursday evening in Boston.
In the video, both men are carrying backpacks, and wearing baseball caps, one a dark cap and one a white cap turned backward. They are walking along Boylston Street.

Video: Two women arrested in Imo state for stealing 3-day old babies

Two women and a man have been arrested by the Imo State police command for allegedly stealing two babies just three days after they were born. Watch the Channels TV report above for details...

UNILAG Medical Student Drowns at Elegushi Beach

From PM News
A 200-level student of the Department of Dentistry, School of Medicine, University of Lagos, Unilag, Idi-Araba, Eniola Abiola has drowned.
The incident occurred at the Elegushi Beach, Ikate, in Eti-Osa Local Government Area, of Lagos, where the deceased was attending a friend’s birthday party.
Abiola was reported to have got to the party at 8:15 p.m. and later joined her friends a few meteres away from the shoreline to take photographs.

Amber Rose gets Wiz Khalifa's face tattooed on her arm

You ain't officially his Mrs yet and you have him tattooed on your arm? Not even his name, his face? This here is a brand new kind of dumb! Hehe. *Jokes*. But hey, he's her baby daddy so they are tied for life and they seem to be really in love. Hope they last! :-)

Nigerian teenager, Opemipo Jaji found guilty of rape, facing life imprisonment

A Nigerian teenager who attacked and raped an 11 year old schoolgirl in November 2012 has been found guilty of rape and facing life imprisonment in the UK. 18 year old Opemipo Jaji was under a supervision order for having child porn and had just left an appointment with the Probation Service when he followed the victim as she took a bus home from school, according to the UK Daily Mail.

Opemipo took the girl to Jubilee Park in Enfield where he repeatedly raped her for three hours. The court heard today that the Nigerian Paedophile stuffed a school tie and gloves into her mouth to stop her screaming. But Opemibo denied being the attacker, telling police he had seen the girl on the bus but nothing had happened. "I am just not capable of doing something as despicable and heartless as this," he told the court.

Well, nobody believed him. Not only was the victim's blood found on his clothes, CCTV footage also captured him in the same bus with the girl, plus he fitted the girl's description of her attacker and he admitted he was at the park that evening but only to compose music. He was found guilty and will be sentenced in two weeks time.

NFL star Kerry Rhodes' former assistant 'outs' him as a gay man

A few days ago, MediaTakeOut posted some incriminating photos of NFL star Kerry Rhodes on vacation with his former assistant, Russell Simpson, and implied that Kerry's assistant was his gay partner. Kerry called into TMZ shortly after the photos leaked and denied he was gay. He told TMZ:
Photos have been circulating of my former assistant and I that have caused some rumors regarding my sexuality, and I want to address the situation. I am not gay. I know a lot of people are recently talking about athletes struggling to come out to their fans right now, and I support them, as well as wish those individuals comfort."
It was rumored last week that four players in the NFL are considering coming out as gay in a group sometime soon, but Kerry said he's not one of them. A few days after the interview with TMZ, Kerry's former assistant, Russell, has hit him hard.

In a no holds barred interview with Baller Alert, Russell said: "They said, well maybe he loved him like a little brother. Listen, if he loved me like a little brother, he f**ked me like a wife!" Ouch! Lol! All these alakoba assistants sef. See the full interview after the cut...

Maltina stages biggest ever flash mob in Nigeria, thrills consumers at Lagos Carnival

In line with its resolve and determination to consistently engage its consumers, leading Malt brand, Maltina, from the stables of Nigeria Breweries Plc, thrilled consumers and Nigerians that turned up for the annual Lagos Carnival which took place at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Easter Monday. The Carnival is the high point of the week long activities of the Lagos Heritage Week. Continue...

Photo: Woman kills husband, sets his body ablaze

Una go say Linda don come again with gory picture, but you know what they say 'pictures tell a thousand words'. I have the photos of the charred remains of the man...but I will share just one photo that isn't too bad. Before that, here's the story...

A woman named Esther Peter (pictured above) on Tuesday April 16th allegedly killed her husband, Kenneth Peter Anayo, then set his body on fire at their home at NEPA Phase I Road, Ijagemo, around the Ikotun area of Lagos. Neighbours said the couple was always fighting in public and in fact there was a serious fight between them a few days before the Tuesday incident, where Esther stabbed her husband with a broken bottle and he had to be treated at the hospital. Neighbours said they noticed that Esther and Peter's room was on fire around 2am that Tuesday morning and when they went there to help, they noticed that the room was locked from the outside. They managed to break down the door, and that was when they saw the burnt remains of Kenneth. Esther and her son were nowhere to be found.

Esther was later found around the area with her belongings in a bag trying to escape. Neighbours handed her over to the police from the Isheri-Oshun division, who later came to remove Kenneth's remains. (A LIB reader was there live and took some photos). Esther, who is from Cross River told police that the fire was caused by the candle lit in their room while she went to fetch water but couldn't explain why the door was locked from the outside and why she had all belongings in a bag. Police say they have every reason to believe Kenneth was killed being burnt.

The case is being handled by the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos. See the photo after the cut...but viewer discretion advised!

22 year old man to die by hanging in Warri for stealing N955, 600

A court in Warri has sentenced a young man to death by hanging for stealing N955k. Below is how Sunnewsonline.com is reporting it...
A 22-year-old man, Julius Aboy was yesterday sentenced to death for stealing N955, 600 by a Delta State High Court sitting in Warri. The trial judge, Justice Marshal Mukoro of High Court 1, who handed down the sentence told the convict that he is to die by hanging.
The convict was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and armed robbery, offences punishable under Sections 6(b) and 1(2)(a) respectively of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap. RII Volume 14, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Governor Chime buys daughter-in-law Range Rover as wedding gift

Nneoma Atueyi married the son of Enugu state governor, Nnamdi Chime, on Saturday April 13th. She got a brand new 2013 Range Rover from her father-in-law, Sullivan Chime as wedding gift.

New Video: SNA-Z - Kolobi

Kandibar Records presents the official video for SNA-Z's hit single titled "Kolobi" produced by Tee-Y Mix. Video directed by Clarence Peters. Watch the official video and click to read more...

Entertainment website, The Netng.com, hacked

The entertainment website was hacked this morning by unknown persons who are now demanding a ransom. From kidnapping people now to kidnapping sites? Oh dear. When you click on the site now, it redirects you to a dating site. See TheNetng's Tweets about the hacking. Read from bottom up

 
Now, I'm worried! :-)

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