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Saturday, 25 January 2014

Police framed Justin Bieber? TMZ claims singer was not drag racing

TMZ reports that Miami police claim that Justin Bieber was drag racing and driving under the influence when he was arrested on Thursday morning doesn't hold water. TMZ report below...
Miami Beach cops claim Justin Bieber was drag racing at the time of his arrest Thursday ... but the facts seem to show the allegation is made up ... because we've learned they were actually under the speed limit in the middle of the so-called drag race.
According to the police report ... cops spotted Justin and his buddy Khalil drag racing at around 4 AM. The police report says ... an officer observed the 2 vehicles reaching speeds between 55 and 60 MPH.
Now the problems. Cops say they noticed the "drag race" on the 2600 block of Pine Tree Drive. Cops were traveling in the opposite direction so they made a U turn and pursued the cars for 15 blocks. Continue...

INEC releases 2015 elections time table: Presidential election to hold Feb 14th

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced February 14 2015 as the date for Nigeria's presidential election as well as those for the members of the National Assembly.

Governorship and State House of Assembly elections are scheduled for February 28, 2015.

This was contained in statement released last night & signed by the Commission's secretary, Augusta Ogakwu. The commission also announced that the Ekiti State governorship election will hold on June 21, 2014 while that of Osun State will hold on August 9, 2014. Continue...

Rapper/Record label exec Birdman shows off his solid gold toilet

Choi! What some people are doing with money! Cash Money Records co-founder & Hip Hop tycoon Bryan Williams, aka Birdman showed off his solid gold toilet on his instagram page yesterday.

According to reports, the toilet is gold-plated, but the seat and the cover is solid gold and it cost $1m.

New video: Shadow D' don ft Olamide - Jumbo

New video from fast rising artist, Shadow D' don. Continue to read more about him...

Mixed-race baby business booming in Ghana - Report

According to reports, mixed race baby business is booming in the beautiful city of Accra in Ghana. With $3,000, you can have a mixed race baby without having sex with a person of a different race.

Ghanaian journalist Stephen Kwabena Effah writes about this crazy new trend on Infoboxx.com
In Ghana, they are regarded as hotcakes. Their complexion put them on a fairly higher pedestal, as they are the ones every guy or lady craves to date - the half-caste!
But ever thought that a time will come for half-caste babies to be bred in Ghana? Well, thanks to modern science, one can have a half-caste or mixed-race baby without necessarily having to marry or have sexual intercourse with a person of different race.
Following in the steps of artificial insemination, a novel venture to create a new society –‘Half-caste World’- on the African continent is bourgeoning in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

Dana Airline resumes flight operations today

According to reports, Dana Airline has successfully passed the operational audit exercise by the NCAA and would start operations as from today Saturday January 25th.

 A statement from the airline said following the successful outcome of the operational audit of Dana Air by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the airline is set to recommence full commercial flight operations today.

Announcing the resumption of flight operations in Lagos, the Chief Operating Officer & Accountable Manager, Mr. Yvan Drewinsky, said the lifting of the suspension order is a testament that Dana Air
adheres strictly to prescribed safety standards as dictated by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs) and the International Civil  Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards.

Actress Georgina Onuoha back on a movie set 10years after quitting Nollywood

Does the face look familiar? Georgina Onuoha Igwegbe was a prominent face in the Nigerian movie industry many years back but disappeared from our screens after got married and relocated to the US. The mother of two has returned to the set of a movie in the US 10 years after making her last movie.

Oh dear! Chad Ochocinco put gays sending him nude photos on blast

American NFL player Chad Johnson formerly known as Chad Ochocinco does not mess with gays and two of them learnt it the hard way. He had been receiving unsolicited nudes photos from gay men via Instagram direct message, and yesterday he posted some of them for everyone to see.

If you're too straight to look at gay nudes, then do not continue o...:-).

NDLEA arrests ex-Lawmaker for being in possession of Indian Hemp

This is a report from the News Agency of Nigeria. What I don't understand is why this ex-lawmaker's name was never mentioned in the report. Find it below...
The Adamawa Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Saturday confirmed the arrest of an ex-lawmaker in possession of 81.9 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa (Indian Hemp).
Confirming the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola, the state NDLEA Commander, Alhaji Hassan Zungeru, said the suspect was charged to court.
“The suspect, a former lawmaker is being prosecuted at the Federal High Court Yola,” Zungeru said. He said the former Assemblyman, who was in the state assembly in 1992, was arrested with the exhibit in Jada town.

Davido and South African group Mafikizolo collaborate on new music

South African singer and producer Oskido revealed on twitter yesterday that Mafikizolo, the South African singing group behind hit song, Khona are working on a musical collaboration with Nigerian music sensation Davido. He didn't reveal the name of the song which is being recorded in SA but he hinted that its being produced by Davido's music producer, Shizzi. More pics after the cut...

Freeze CoolFM talks about his $200k watch collection, says Michael Kors is ugly & cheap

In an interview with Saturday Punch, popular On-Air-Personality and event host, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Freeze CoolFM talked about his $200k (N32million) watch collection, his dislike for Michael Kors and said some Nigerian celebs wear fake designer items. Excerpts below...
When you say a collection, how many are you talking about?
Not like how many, like how much. I have maybe $200,000 in wristwatches. What I am wearing now is a Rolex Daytona, I got it from Polo for Christmas. It cost about $30,000. Polo is Nigeria’s only authorised dealer, so I bought it from the company and I love it. I love pens too. Sometimes I could just be like a woman. I love things that shine but not all the time. I like cufflinks, pens but I am not the necklace or a bracelet kind of guy. Though I wear bracelets once in a while; so I like my cufflinks, pens and wristwatches, any attire that would show them off, I am good with it. Continue...

Etisalat-sponsored Nigerian Idol 4 Auditions Kick-Off

Etisalat-sponsored music competition, Nigerian Idol Season 4 begins its auditions for exceptional music talents from January 25th till February 23rd 2014 in Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Benin, Calabar, and for the first time Makurdi.

Auditions will commence in Benin on January 25th at the Excalibur Hotel;  Port-Harcourt, February 1st at the Presidential Hotel; Calabar on February 8th at Monty Suites;  Makurdi, February 15th at Smileview Hotel Extension and finally in Lagos on the 22nd and 23rd of February at Dream Studios, Omole. Continue...

Big and proud: Reality star Gemma Collins shows off bikini body

British reality star and plus size designer Gemma Collins proudly showed of her curvaceous body in a floral two-piece, at the beach in Dubai last week.

The 32 year old size-22 TV personality said although she's hoping to slim down to a size 14-16, she is proud to be a role model to larger women. She encouraged plus size women to embrace their curves and not be afraid to put on that sexy bikini whenever they want. See more photos after the cut.

Nigeria's former Minister Humphrey Abah& wife welcome baby 23yrs after marriage

Nigeria's former Minister of State for Interior,Humphrey Abah and his wife of 23 years, Mrs Mary Abah welcomed a baby recently 23 years after they got married.

49 year old Mary, who is a lawyer and banker, shared her experience with Punch on the challenges of being married for so long without a child and the support she got from her husband.
"When they told me I was pregnant, I screamed and cried in the hospital and everyone present rose up and gave thanks to the Lord. Since then, the story has been one testimony after another. But that was not all, when I was to put to bed, I was told there might be complications as a result of all the operations I had done. They said that might make it a very difficult and dangerous birth. Yet, the Lord saw me through. It feels great and I thank the Lord for wiping away my tears and making me a mother at last. It is a dream I have had since I married at the age of 27. Now, I am more than 49 years old, it has taken a long time but the Lord has done it for me. I have shed a lot of tears. Our story is like that of Abraham and Sarah. I am already in menopause but I told God that if He did it for Sarah and gave her womb the strength to conceive, then He would give my womb the same strength. Even when doctors in London told me in 2011 that nothing could be done, I knew that it is only Him (the Lord) that could help me. I focussed on the Lord and He did it for me." Unbelievable! Miracles do happen. Continue...

Goldie Hawn 'appalled' for calling President Jonathan wonderful after finding out about anti-gay law

Hollywood actress and activist Goldie Hawn met President Jonathan on January 22nd at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, took a pic with him, shared it on twitter and described the president as 'wonderful president of Nigeria'.

Thing is, Goldie Hawn is a staunch supporter of gay rights and when some fans lashed out at her for taking a pic with an anti-gay president and praising him, Goldie said she had no idea and was appalled. She immediately deleted the pic with the president and apologized to her twitter followers. Continue.

Seven Gay Men Arrested In Bauchi

According to a report by Channels TV, seven men appeared in court in Bauchi on Wednesday, Jan. 22, on charges of being involved in same-sex relationships.
The case drew thousands of protesters to the court, who threw stones at the men as they were being transported back to prison after the trial, as security forces fired into the air to disperse the angry crowd.
The men were arrested by the Bauchi State Sharia Commission for allegedly engaging in homosexual activities, acts that contravene the Islamic laws which the state had been operating under since 2001.
The men were named as Shehu Adamu, Yusuf Adamu, Aliyu Dalhatu, Abdulmalik Tanko, Usman Sabo and Hazif Sabo Abubakar and Ibrahim Marafa. Continue...

Journalist Karen Eloke Young speaks out on sexual harrassment

The former MBGN contestant turned journalist shared her bitter experience in the hands of a house owner in Lagos. It's a really sad tale and I'm sure a lot of single girls will identify with her story. See her tweets after the cut...

Paris Hilton wears daring sheer gown to Diddy's pre-Grammy party

Paris Hilton went underwear-free in this black full-length gown with an entirely sheer side panel which she wore to Diddy's 4th Annual Red Carpet Pre-Grammy Celebration at Boulevard3 in Los Angeles on Thursday night. You like?

Easy Taxi Featured on CNN African Start-Up

 
Nigeria’s leading Taxi hailing smartphone application service, Easy Taxihas been featured on CNN’s African Start-Up, a new programming strand that shines the spotlight on African start-ups and entrepreneurs.

This is a milestone for Easy Taxi, a company barely 6 months in existence to be featured on such a prestigious platform as CNN.  Catch African Start-Up on CNN on Friday 24th January 2014 at 4.30pm,  Saturday at 1:30pm and 8:30pm, and Sunday at 10:30am amongst other time slots. Continue

Friday, 24 January 2014

SSS finally secures warrant of arrest for Nasir El-Rufai

The State Security Service, SSS, has finally secured a warrant of arrest for the Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Nasir El-Rufai, and has now launched a manhunt for him, the spokesperson for the agency has said.
 
This is even as armed operatives of the Service again stormed a second house in Abuja believed to belong to the former minister in their desperate bid to arrest him.

They had earlier in the afternoon invaded his first house in the Maitama District of the nation’s capital, but could not find him as he had reportedly gone to pick his children from school. They were said to have tried to force their way in to arrest the former minister. Continue...

Would you rock this dress?

Solange Knowles pictured left at a pre-grammy party rocking an Azede Jean-Pierre Spring 2014 white bug print long-sleeve crop top and matching skirt. Would you rock it?

Inside Nigeria’s Ruthless Human Trafficking Mafia - Report

This is a must read. Found it on Premium Times
Six out of 10 people who are trafficked to the West are Nigerians. Premium Times investigative reporter, Tobore Ovuorie, was motivated by years of research into the plight of trafficked women in the country, as well as the loss of a friend, to go undercover in a multi-billion dollar criminal enterprise. She emerged, bruised and beaten but thankfully alive, after witnessing orgies, big money deals in jute bags, police-supervised pickpocketing, beatings and even murder. This is her story. Continue...

GTBank sponsors Basketmouth Uncensored Tour with N30million

Guaranty Trust Bank has thrown its weight behind one of Nigeria's biggest comedians Basketmouth by sponsoring his comedy tour with a whooping N30million. The show which is to hold on the 14th, 15th & 16th of February in Manchester, Birmingham and London respectively is almost sold out. The tour kicks off from Port Harcourt on the 9th of February and will hit Johannesburg on the 28th of Feb. It will end later in the year in Lagos on the 4th of May 2014.

Jay Z and Beyonce Top Billboard's Power 100 List

Billboard Magazine dubs Jay Z and Beyonce the most powerful couple in music...

From Billboard
Who in the music industry did so better in the last year than this power couple?
Leveraging their star power to release new albums in unprecedented ways—Jay Z through Samsung and Beyoncé through iTunes—they instantly changed how the industry and fans thought about interacting with music. He gave his album away; she charged a premium price for hers. But they both used the element of surprise to restore the excitement that used to accompany a new release, before that impact was dulled by the endless thunder of carefully plotted promotion.
In short, they proved that content truly is king. Or, in this case, king and queen.

US-based Nigerian model Tracy Obonna's sexy lingerie photos

Tracy Obonna is a New York-based Nigerian actress, model and video vixen, popularly known as Nigerian bombshell. And don't let all the sexiness fool you, she's beauty with brains. She has a Masters Degree in International Business and Finance and is also the CEO of Sediore Cosmetics.

I hear she planning to join Nollywood soon so I guess we will be hearing a lot about her. See some of her hot bikini photos after the cut...

La Mango Restaurant & Bar: Karaoke night holds every Saturday

La Mango Restaurant and Bar is celebrating Karaoke and Cocktail night every Saturday of the week at No. 2 Adekunle Fajuyi Way, G.R.A., Ikeja lagos. Call us on 08082642670, 07032214487.

You can also follow us on Twitter: @barlamango and like our FB page - facebook.com/lamangolagos
You are all invited, come sing and wine and dine with us. www.lamangolagos.com

Photo: Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz drunk in love

The newlyweds were photographed about to kiss at DJ Jimmy Jatt‘s Industry Nite event which held on Wednesday 22nd January in Lagos. As you can see there was someone seated between them, but the lovebirds seemed oblivious to him. Too sweet!!

Hong Kong billionaire doubles reward for any man who can make lesbian daughter straight

Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao, has offered a whooping $130million to any man who can sweep his lesbian daughter, Gigi Chao (right) off her feet, marry her and give him grandchildren. Gigi ran away with her female lover sometime last year in France.

The billionaire businessman who made headline in Sept 2012 when he offered a reward of $65million to any man who can take his daughter off her female lover, has reportedly upped the money to $130million after all prospective suitors failed to win his daughter's heart. And according to reports, many men tried. His first offer reportedly attracted more more 20,000 unsuccessful suitors. I'm sure some of them were Nigerians...lol.
 
In a recent interview with Financial Times, Mr Chao said:
"I will give them a moderately deluxe life. I would not force her to marry a man, but obviously I would prefer her to be married and give me grand children"
Gigi Chao in an interview with Malaysian newspaper, Nanyang Siang Pau, said;
“I don’t think my dad’s offering of any amount of money would be able to attract a man I would find attractive. I would be happy to befriend any man willing to donate huge amounts of money to my charity, Faith in Love, provided they don't mind that I already have a wife. Third and lastly, thank you daddy, I love you too.”

Armed SSS operatives storm El Rufai's home in Abuja

Tweets above from Mallam El Rufai's son. According to reports, men of the State Security Service (SSS), this afternoon stormed the home of former FCT minister, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to pick him for questioning at their office in Abuja. El-Rufai wasn't home when the SSS men came calling. Continue...

Eniola Badmus, her PA and the scene at the N17 Domestic Violence Walk

This Eniola girl is not well at all...lol. Let me explain so you understand why this is funny...maybe not so funny! The actress joined a group in Nollywood (mainly Yoruba actors) called the N17 to walk against Domestic Violence yesterday. The purpose of the group/walk is to speak against the inhumane treatment of house helps, staff and children.

But Eniola did something that contradicted the purpose of the walk when she asked her personal assistant to hold an umbrella over her when it started raining. See the irony? She's walking against the ill treatment of staff and asks her staff to hold an umbrella to shield her from the rain while he walked behind in the rain...lol. (Pictured above)

Her colleagues walked in the rain to press home their message. See pics from the walk after the cut

Lanre, Bamidele and Gladys have named their stains! Have you?

Oluwasogo Olanrewaju from Lagos state, Adesoye Bamidele from Osun state, Okoye Gladys from Enugu have named their stains in the ongoing Omo Name Your Stain contest & have won a washing machine each.

They participated in the contest on the official Omo Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/myomonigeria where they uploaded compelling pictures & stories abouttheir kid’s smelly food stained clothes.Their uploads created a buzz and it was no wonder they emerged winners at the end of the weeks draws carting away brand new Washing Machines. Continue...

Photos: Check out billionaire Mohammed Indimi in his private jet


Billionaire business man Alhaji Mohammed Indimi pictured with one of his daughters, Mariam in his private jet at the Abuja International private jet terminal. Alhaji Indimi is the chairman of Oriental Energy Resources, a private Nigerian oil exploration and production company he founded in 1990.

He is the father of Mohammed Babangida's wife, Rahama Indimi. His other beautiful daughter Rukayat recently got married to her equally gorgeous husband, Usman Dantata late last year. See another pic of Alhaji Indimi on his way to board his private jet after the cut...

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