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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Rihanna gets a new tattoo

The 25 year old singer seems to have added another tattoo to the 20 she already has. She was spotted entering her favorite tattoo parlor in New York on Friday night and didn't leave until early Saturday morning. Her tattoo artist Bang Bang later revealed Rihanna's new ink, a cross on her wrist that ties right into the tattoo she already has on her hand.

Pastor Sign Fireman released on bail

Pastor Sign Fireman has been released on bail four days after being arrested and detained by the Nigerian Police over the alleged ritual murder of a 12 year old girl after the girl's killer, 18 year old Ikechukwu claimed he killed her following instructions from the pastor. (If you missed it, read about it here and here).

Pastor Fireman was released on bail this evening Saturday January 10th after the police investigated further and found inconsistencies in his accusers account of what happened. 

Easy Taxi Comes to Baby Kehinde Adebuyi's Aid

What started off as a genuine Xmas wish from blogger and Twitter account holder @sholapacheco to #SantaEasyTaxi turned into a tale of happy tears and smiles on Mrs. Oluwatosin Ruth Adebuyi, mother of baby KehindeAdebuyi, an 8 month old female infant diagnosed with broncho-pnemonia, congenital heart disease with congestive heart failure when she was three months old.

The condition is commonly known as having a Hole in the Heart, a life threatening ailment which required N2.5million for treatment. Continue...

Shock photo: Meet the guy born with no butt

Meet the guy born without butt cheeks. He has some kind of genetic disorder..and proudly shows it to the world. He shared the pic on Instagram. See the graphic uncensored pic - HERE

Kaffy DanceQueen and husband welcome baby girl

Kaffy and her husband Joseph Ameh welcomed a daughter today. The excited father shared the good news and posted photos of their new bundle of joy on his instagram page. The baby has been named Eliana. Kaffy and Joseph also have a 2 year old son, Sean. See big brother with the new baby after the cut...congrats to them...

DJ Cuppy: One to watch in 2014

2014 promises to be a stellar year for DJ Cuppy as she continues to make waves both in Europe and in West Africa. Upon turning 21 at the end of 2013, DJ Cuppy, has enjoyed transition from an aspiring DJ with over five years’ experience, to headlining at some of the premier clubs in London and Lagos. The student-by-day whom brought us a revival of Tunji Oyelana’s “I Love My Country” and her electrifying “Forever Summer” Mixtape, seems to be irresistible behind turntables. One of many memorable nights last year, DJ Cuppy, headlined at the exclusive Jalouse Club in London where she debuted her ‘Night Out With Cuppy’ series (Find that after the cut) Continue...

Bill Gates, Obama, the Pope are the World's Most Admired People

The world's richest man and Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is the most admired person in the world, followed by US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis and Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar, the London Times reports, citing a poll.
Gates scored highly in each of the 12 countries where YouGov conducted polling and was the most popular in China. Putin’s popularity among Russians helped him secure third place on the list, the newspaper reported.
YouGov surveyed 14,000 people in the U.K., France, Germany, Russia, the U.S., Australia, Pakistan, Indonesia, India, China, Egypt, Nigeria and Brazil in the poll conducted for the Times, according to the newspaper.

Femi Falana's son in-law dies while on holiday in Dubai with his wife

Lagos lawyer and human rights activist Femi Falana lost his son-in-law Juwalo Majekodunmi on Sunday January 5th. Juwalo was on holiday in Dubai with his wife (both pictured above), mother-in-law, and other family members when he died. The family didn't reveal how he died.

Juwon married Femi Falana's first daughter Folakemi Falana Majekodunmi, a lawyer and CEO of Mobile Market, just a year ago. He was in his 30s. May his soul rest in peace...Amen.

Obasanjo sends letter to PDP withdrawing from party activities

All these drama with our politicians, leaders and political parties is becoming quite silly. They all just seem so confused. One of the founding members of the ruling party and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo has sent a letter to the National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, where he gave a notice of his withdrawal from activities of the party.

In the letter, Obasanjo said although he is still a card carrying member of the party, he will withdraw his activities with PDP at local, state, zonal and national level until a person he describes as a criminal wanted abroad to face criminal charges is removed as the party's South West zonal leader.

Obasanjo proceeded to add that he was forwarding with the letter, “recent documents” on the alleged activities of the person. The letter, dated January 7th, was obtained by Tribune. See it after the cut...

6th Winner Emerges in the BIG Games Toyota Corolla Give Away

Business is just about to get better for Mr Bala U. Emenike, a 63-year-old business man and father of five from Ngbuoba, Port Harcourt. He just became the 6th winner of a Brand new Toyota Corolla in the BIG Games Toyota Corolla Giveaway!

Six Corollas are still up for grabs so if want to start the New Year in Grand style and win like Mr Bala, all you need to do is text BIG to 5045 from an MTN line and who knows? you just might win! You can also give that special friend of yours who has an MTN line the chance to win by following these simple steps after the cut...

Friday, 10 January 2014

New Video: Seyi Shay - Ragga Ragga

Kicking off 2014 in her own lane, Seyi Shay drops the music video for her new club banging  single 'Ragga Ragga'. The video, shot by Clarence Peters, shows off her versatility as she channels more street style than girl next door.

Former Glo ambassador actor Mike Ezurunoye signed by Airtel

Months after ending his endorsement deal with telecoms giant Globacom, actor Mike Ezuronye has moved to another telecoms giant, Airtel. He's just been featured in Airtel's new thematic campaign 'Come Alive'. Mike pictured above at the unveiling of the 'Come Alive' TVC in Lagos on Wednesday January 8th. Congrats to him.

Photos: Mikel Obi and his Russian girlfriend loved up

Sorry ladies, footballer John Mikel Obi is taken. I know I'm breaking a lot hearts of girls in Nigeria but, yeah, he's taken. He is seriously dating and living with a beautiful Russian lady named Olga Diyachenko. Yep, they live together in the UK. See more booed up photos after the cut...

Wole Soyinka's daughter, Iyetade Soyinka, laid to rest

The remains of the second daughter of Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka, Iyetade Soyinka was  laid to rest today Friday January 10th in Ibadan. A service held at the Chapel of the Resurrection, University of Ibadan, while the interment took place at the Ultimate Gardens, a private cemetery.

Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi, former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, Ogun state officials, family and friends attended the burial. Iyetade died Dec 28th after a brief illness.

New Music: El-Plano - Amala Meji

Here comes El-Plano, with a brand new single..Amala Meji. The song is a blend of Soul & Afrobeat. Amala Meji was produced by Heartbeat by Java. Enjoy below...

Photo: Duncan Mighty acquires brand new 2013 Porsche Cayman

The singer and businessman just acquired a brand new 2013 Porsche Cayman said to be worth about N12.5million. Congrats to him....

Manchester City signs Nigerian wonderkid Iheanacho on pre-contract

Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi Iheanacho, who won African Young Player of the Year 2013 at the just concluded Glo/CAF African Player of the Year 2013, has signed a pre-contract with Manchester City and will arrive at the Etihad in October 2014, his father confirmed to Brila FM
“He can’t sign but what he has done is sign a pre-contract with Manchester City pending his 18th birthday,” Iheanacho’s father James said at the CAF Awards yesterday
Goal.com reports that a £250,000 transfer fee has been agreed for the 17 year old, who won the Golden Ball at the Under-17 World Cup in the UAE last year, with a further £300,000 being paid to the Taye Academy in Owerri and £350,000 to his father.

Sesan Ogunro Snr buried

Advertising guru, Sesan Ogunro Snr, the father of popular OAP Fade Ogunro & music video director, Sesan Ogunro, who was shot dead late Sunday night December 22nd by armed robbers, has been laid to rest. His Service of songs held yesterday, while the funeral service held today at Ogudu GRA. He was buried at Vaults and Gardens in Ikoyi. May his soul rest in peace...Amen.

Gabrielle Union kinda blames herself for break with Dwayne + Gives relastionship advice

Gabby's boyfriend of many years Dwyane Wade got his side chick pregnant while on a 'break' with the actress...and she kinda blames herself.

The newly engaged 41 year old beauty tells Glamour magazine
When Dwyane and I broke up briefly in 2013, it was because of distance and scheduling. I finished filming Being Mary Jane, then I flew to Vegas right away to start shooting Think Like a Man Too. I couldn't take time off, and I missed some quality togetherness we desperately needed. Over the summer, I reassessed priorities. I'd always wanted an awesome career with back-to-back projects, but I realized I wasn't willing to sacrifice my relationship for it. Moving forward, I decided my work schedule has to make sense for our family. Bottom line: If an issue's a deal breaker, it's a deal breaker. If your relationship isn't something you're willing to give up and you can compromise, do so.
She also gives relationship advice. See that after the cut...

Video: A day with Sean Tizzle

Although its work as usual for the star act, this entertaining piece however reflects Sean Tizzle's ludic personality which might not be known to many. The clip features a host of entertaining activities, ranging from the comical moments at the photo shoot, to being a radio host, to end with his stage performance. Enjoy this exclusive piece from the stables of Difference Entertainment....

Photos from Glo/CAF African Player of the Year 2013 Awards

Mikel is so handsome. And that's African Player of the Year 2013 Yaya Toure with his wife (left pic). See more photos after the cut...

The Turn Up spot of the week!

Just in case you haven't heard Facade Thai Restaurant and Lounge is one of the Islands new "turn up" spots. After last weeks "First Friday" event which 'rocked' the venue, word on the streets is that Facade is now one of the main stop off spots during the usual club hopping frenzy that takes place every weekend.

So while some of you are preparing to hit the streets each weekend make sure Facade is one of your destinations, and "turn up" with Lagos's finest...Great Music! Great Vibes! Great Times!

Address: 10 Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island

Caverton Helicopter expatriate manager resigns over unpaid salaries of Nigerian staff

An expatriate manager at Caverton Helicopters, has reportedly resigned from the company over the unfair treatment of his Nigerian colleagues during the yuletide season, PM News reports.
Surendra Bhagwandass, a Base Maintenance Manager at Caverton Helicopters, a company that has contracts spanning from Shell to Total, said he became frustrated that while he was being well taken care of, Nigerian workers were poorly paid and their salaries were sometimes delayed. He said it was a security breach not to pay people who work for oil companies.
“Shame on you guys,” he told Caverton management in an email distributed to most staff and obtained by a PM News correspondent.
“(I) heard from the people I work with that they are not paid for the festive season. This is a security breach as I now feel uncomfortable to travel and work with, while you guys have a merry time. Please have a heart as these people have family while you all enjoy the best. Being with your family and Happy.

How cute pics of father tending to his daughters caused uproar online

The bashing on the internet is sometimes unbelievable. Photos that are supposed to be described as cute and loving is being highly criticized. Doyin Richards, a Los Angeles-based Nigerian father and blogger who is currently taking a paternity leave of absence, posted the pics you see above of himself tending to his daughters on his blog - Daddydoinwork.com while his wife went off to work and this incurred the wrath of his readers.

The images, which went viral, had some of his readers lashing him viciously, calling him a lazy man who should be out looking for a job instead of taking pride in staying at home, looking after his girls and sharing photos on the internet. Lol. Unbelievable! Continue...

P-Square's Peter and Paul Okoye to marry same day

The twin brothers will marry their women same day sometime this year, but according to a source close to the brothers, they haven't finally agreed on the date or place yet. But it's definitely same day and most likely will be a destination wedding!

Wed Expo storms Lagos and Abuja

It’s here again! The event everyone interested in weddings has all been waiting for – WED Expo, Africa’s Largest Wedding Exhibition. In 2014, we’re taken things up a notch and with our new theme ‘Your Wedding Starts Here’, we have more than a bumper package. WED Expo is set to host over 200 exhibitors in Lagos and over 100 exhibitors in Abuja just 2 weeks apart from each other. Continue..

Uche Jombo sends loving birthday message to hubby as he turns 40

Uche's hubby is 40? Wow! He looks great for his age. The happy wife posted the pic above and sent him a loving birthday message.
"There are a few people you meet that can change your life for the better and forever!! Happy birthday to this guy right here! You are an amazing human being Rodriguez. Love you! You sure going to turn the 40 into the new 20s" - Uche wrote

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina marries adoptive 'brother'

After being engaged for over a year, 20 year old Bobbi Kristina, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, has married her adoptive brother and longtime friend, Nick Gordon. Bobbi took to twitter yesterday to announce their marriage and show off their wedding bands.

Her affair with Nick, 24, has overtime generated a lot of controversy with relatives and friends asking if her mother would have approved because Whitney cared and took Nick in as a child. So Bobbi and Nick lived like 'brother and sister' for years before Whitney's passing. Congrats to them.

The Place Restaurant, Bar and Club, opens on Adeola Odeku, V/I

The Place Restaurant, Bar and Nightclub has opened its third outlet at No. 4 Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The new outlet has its restaurant on the ground floor, a games room on the first floor and its bar/ nightclub on the second floor. Continue...

Ejigbo 2: Victims family confirm one of the women died after torture

It has now been confirmed that one of the ladies who was brutally tortured by some men in the Ejigbo area of Lagos in 2013 has died. The woman identified as Julie, was the older woman in the torture video. She was brought from her home town in Topa, Badagry to work as a canteen attendant. Watch the Channels TV report above..

Omotola on CNN African Voices: See behind the scenes photos

Omotola features on CNN's African Voices. Watch the interview with CNN Presenter Vladimir Duthiers, starting this morning (Friday 10th January 2014) on CNN at 8.30am (GMT). See more behind the scenes photos after the cut...

'My son lied against Pastor Fireman" - Mother of virgin killer speaks

2 days ago you read that controversial Lagos pastor Sign Fireman had been arrested by Lagos police over the alleged ritual murder of a 12 year old girl, Bose Ogoja, after the girl's killer, 18 year old Ikechukwu claimed he killed her following instructions from Pastor Sign Fireman. (If you missed it, read it here). Well, the boy's mother has spoken out and says her son has never met the founder and Head Pastor of Perfect Christian Mission.

Mrs Esther Egbo told reporters yesterday that they were members of the Badagry branch of Fireman's church and in the two years they've been in the church, they have never set eyes on the man. She said her son had been arrested four different times by the police for attempted rape and had even been charged to court and was only released on December 10, 2013. Continue...

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Verve extends VerveReward Promo

Verve International has announced the extension of the VerveReward designed to reward card holders at specific merchant locations during the Christmas holiday. The promo which ran in Dec. 2013 has been extended to January 2014.

The promo is being extended in order to usher Verve cardholders into 2014 and also reward them for being loyal over the years. Continue...

President Jonathan asked CBN Governor Lamido Sanusi to resign?

That is according to a report by Thisday. Find it below...
President Goodluck Jonathan has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, to resign immediately on the grounds that the letter Sanusi wrote to him on the unremitted $49.8 billion oil revenue to the Federation Account, was leaked to former President Olusegun Obasanjo by the CBN governor.
But Sanusi who has denied leaking the letter to anyone, has refused to resign and informed the president during the heated telephone exchange that he could only be removed by two-thirds of the Senate as required by law.

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