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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Drake and Rihanana spotted partying together last night

These two should do and make it official na. I kinda like them together. The two were spotted partying together at Hooray Henry's in West Hollywood on Friday night. Witnesses claim the couple left the club within minutes of each other and were spotted getting into the same cab.

Update on the 14 year old boy locked up in Iyaganku cell in Ibadan

Yesterday you guys read about the 14 year old boy locked up at Iyaganku Police Station in Ibadan. (If you missed it, read it here). Well, DSP. Olabisi Okuwobi-ilobanafor, Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Police Command, has written in to set the record straight. See police account below....
It is quite unfortunate that many people have cast aspersions on the Nigeria Police Force without caring to know what actually happened. The boy, Rilwan Olaniyi was not detained on police orders or discretion. He was detained on court order. For the avoidance of doubt, when the unfortunate crime was committed by the boy last year 2013 (not 5 years as erroneously broadcast) the aggrieved parent of the deceased through their lawyer took the case to court without recourse to the police. At the court, the case-murder, was then referred to the police for necessary action while the boy was ordered to be committed and remanded in police custody. Rilwan had on several occasions been taken to court for the hearing of the case and at the end of which there have been adjournments alongside court orders that he should be returned to police custody. There's no juvenile remand Centre at Agodi prison. The only remand home is that which is at Ijokodo and it's not in good condition; and not safe for the protection of this boy's life.

Knorr Taste Quest Episode 4: Redemption Task

The task on this episode was tagged ‘Redemption task’, and the contestants were asked to take Jollof rice to a whole new level in 40 minutes, using a Kenwood electronic rice cooker. 

As opposed to the individual tasks, the contestants were grouped into two teams for their task of the day. Victor who won the task for last week, and Adetola who was placed on probation, were given the privilege to choose their own team members. Continue...

Dencia says she's made over a million dollars from whitenicious

If this is true, then it's time to start paying for publicity boo...hehe. But seriously, over a million bucks or just a figure of speech? #Betterbusinesstinz

Photos: Project Fame Adetoun Adekoya weds in Ibadan

MTN Project Fame Season 5 2nd runner up, Adetoun Adekoya got married today in Ibadan. Big congrats to her...

Basketmouth Uncensored Holds Tomorrow in Port Harcourt

Basketmouth Uncensored will hold live tomorrow in Port Harcourt at Aztech Arcum. Time: 6pm. Gate: N5,000 regular, N15,000 VIP and N300,000 tables. Be there!!!

Dear LIB readers: My bf flogged me with wire after I slapped him

From a female LIB reader. Kinda funny...
I'm a 19 year woman that has been in a relationship for 8 months with my boo, who is 34 years old. Every time my boo and I have a heated argument, I usually  slap him and then he would apologize to me, we'll then have make up sex. It's really the best time to have sex, make sense tinz. But 2 days ago he and I had our regular fights at his friends party because he was trying to collect one stupid girl's number. So while we were arguing, I slapped him in front of his friends and this guy didn't do anything till we got home. 
As I'm writing to you now, I'm at a local hospital close to my parents house because this bastard boy tied me to his kitchen door and flogged me with wire, because of a slap that used to make us have the best sex.
Libers this bastard man reads this blog, he as a matter of fact introduced me to it. Anyways he has been begging since yesterday. Should I forgive him or just fashy him. Heard once a beater always and forever a beater. advice me please because my parents have never flogged me with wire before. 

Rapper MoCheddah shows off bikini body

Nice bod!

Photo: 3 ABU lecturers killed in auto crash in Kaduna

Three professors of  the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, were killed yesterday February 7th in a fatal automobile accident along the Abuja-Kaduna Express Way in Kaduna. The professors, Samuel Kafewo (left), Nanaaisha Ali (centre) and Dr Martins Ayegba (right) all from the University’s Department of Theatre and Performing Arts, were on their way to Zaria from Abuja when their car was involved in the accident. Sad. May their souls rest in peace...amen.

Sean Tizzle shoots 4 new videos in anticipation for his debut album 'The Journey'

After winning the Next Rated Artiste 2013, Sean Tizzle has shown there's no stopping him. The singer and his team went to South Africa to shoot the video for his latest hit single 'Kilogbe" and 3 other unreleased songs off his much awaited debut album titled "Ther Journey' which is set to drop in April all directed by cinematographer, Sesan. Continue to see  behind the scene pictures from the videos...

Daredevil Beyonce. Singer leaps of a tall yacht into the water (video)

Last year Beyonce famously jumped off the edge of the tallest building in New Zealand, the   Auckland's Sky Tower. Now she shares a video of herself jumping off the side of a really tall yacht, filmed by Jay Z. See the video after the cut...

Maheeda shares sad past experience as she celebrates her daughter

The singer shared the photo above on her instagram page and recalled a sad time in her past when she couldn't take care of herself and her daughter, Divine. She also shared photos of her girl who turned 13 today. See the photos after the cut...

Annie Idibia gets her body back

New mum Annie Idibia has been been showing off her post baby body in a series of photos posted on her instagram page. This pic posted this morning really shows she's finally got her body back about a month after welcoming her second baby. Continue...

British Council Education UK Exhibition 2014

The Education UK exhibitions are here again. British Council Nigeria invites you to meet face to face with representatives of over 50 UK institutions (universities, colleges, schools) at the Education UK Exhibition 2014, holding this Feb. in Abuja & Lagos. The exhibition is a great opportunity to get first-hand information about the various study options available to you at a variety of UK institutions.
 
This annual event is in its 11th year and it continues to provide a platform for prospective students who are considering the international study option to meet one on one with representatives of UK institutions including boarding schools, further education colleges and universities offering a range of qualifications from A – levels to PHD’s. Continue...

Adedibu’s son, 30 others escape death in near plane crash in Abuja

31 passengers, including the son of late Ibadan politician, Lamidi Adedibu, Sen Kamoru Adedibu, escaped death yesterday after an Overland Airlines aircraft they boarded caught fire shortly before take off at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja yesterday.

Saturday Tribune reports that the plane, scheduled for Ibadan from Abuja at 4:52p.m. was about to take off when it started emitting smoke from one of its engines.
One of the passengers who spoke with Saturday Tribune said the about 31 passengers of the plane were already seated before the incident.
“We first observed that engineers were frantically fiddling with the plane’s engine. Then we suddenly saw smoke. It is not funny at all. All of us, including a senator, rushed out of the plane. Continue...

Dancehall superstar Baba Dee releases new promo photos

Naija Ninja recording artist Baba Dee is undeniably a pioneer in the Nigerian music industry. The dance-hall deejay is set for the release of his 7th studio album titled "Boom box". With the release of these pictures from a resent photo shoot,  the king of dance-hall shows no sign of slowing down. He's also droppings a fresh hot lovers rock single from the Boombox album  titled "Pretty kitty" and a video for the heavily rotated party anthem 'Go Down'. See more photos after the cut...

Gbemi OO shares pic of her mum. See the striking resemblance

I know you're supposed to look like your mum/dad/siblings but OAP Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi is a carbon copy of her mum. The resemblance is really striking! Her mum is so beautiful!

...and Dencia makes it to UK Daily Mail

Hasn't Whitenicous given Dencia way more recognition than her music ever did? Mainstream media have now taken an interest in her. MediaTakeOut, Ebony magazine, The Chutch and now UK's Daily Mail. If I were Dencia, I won't feel any type of way about the headline...they are helping her sell her market for free. lol. Find the full text of Daily Mail's article on Dencia after the cut...

New Music: Audion - 'I Hate Sleeping Alone'

New music from Audion. Enjoy below and continue to read about her...

Photos from Media Ladies Night Out

Every once in a while, some Nigerian female media personalities find time to hang out and have fun together. They did it again last night. Toolz, Toke Makinwa, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Fade Ogunro Tosyn Bucknor and singer Tiwa Savage all hung out at last night's Media Ladies Night Out. More pics when you continue...

Friday, 7 February 2014

Handsome actor Michael Ealy says his wife isn't his type

Handsome Hollywood actor Michael Ealy, 40, married Khatira Rafiqzada, 32 (pictured above with him) in October 2012 after dating her for four years. But now he says she's not his type..

When asked to advise other men looking to settle down, Michael told Rolling Out magazine...
While, I don’t consider myself a person that should write a book, or give advice on relationships, what I will share is my personal perspective.
What helped me along the way was I had two personal friends of mine whose fiancés died. And I went through a personal struggle where my father got really sick, and I spent a week with him and it just dawned on me that we don’t have as much time as we think. And when you’re done playing games, and you find someone who has qualities that are much more practical as opposed to romanticized ideals, then you've got to hold on to them.
People think that you’re supposed to marry your type … well, I didn’t marry my type. It’s much more practical, and based in a day-to-day existence. So when you have that, and you’re happy, and you love her, don’t waste time. Because time — and I’ve learned that at this point in my life — time is my most precious commodity. Nothing is more precious than time. Because when it runs out … that’s it.
Who agrees with him? Shouldn't you marry your type?

Press release: Juwon Lawal confirms split from actress Uche Iwuji

In November 2013 we all heard that actress Uche Iwuji's marriage to businessman Juwon Lawal had crashed a year after the two tied the knot and just a few months after they welcomed a son. Uche took to twitter to deny it. Her husband, Juwon, also denied it.

Well, it seems they've decided to come clean. Juwon just released a press statement via his publicist announcing the end of his marriage to Uche. Find it below...
This should serve as the official statement confirming the end to the marriage formalized on Friday, November 16th 2012 between the CEO of ABD Fuels Plc, Mr. Juwon Rasak Lawal and actress Uche Iwuji. 
Already, the court processes are on to give a legal seal to the separation.
Mr. Lawal was in Europe on a business tour when the story first broke through the media.  This was the reason why he could not react appropriately to it, plus the fact that he felt the event could be redeemed.
Although, he would not want to talk about the reasons for the separation, Mr. Lawal is not married anymore to Miss Iwuji. And he will like to treat his estranged wife’s case as “once a friend, always a friend”. Status & Living Media - Publicist

Taste Nigeria launches restaurant, bar & hotel membership discount card!

The Taste Nigeria Membership Card gives you access to incredible deals at numerous restaurants, bars and luxury hotels, with a participant list that is ever-increasing. Deals include 25% off your total restaurant bill, 2 for the price of 1 at restaurants, 25% to 30% off at hotels and 50% or Buy One Get One Free during Happy Hour at our participating bars.

Your membership card offers you loads of deals at the Hotels, Restaurants and Bars: See them after the cut...

PDP sues Speaker, 20 Kwara lawmakers for defecting to APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has sued the Speaker, Razak Atunwa, and 20 other members of the Kwara State House of Assembly to court over their defection to the All Progressives Congress.

In the suit filed at the Federal High Court, Ilorin, on Friday, the state chapter of the PDP and a suspended member of the assembly, Iliasu Ibrahim, prayed the court to declare the seats of the 21 lawmakers vacant.

The plaintiffs joined the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as a defendant in the suit Number FHC/IL/C5/4/2014. Continue...

14 year old boy locked up in Iyaganku cell in Ibadan

I got an email from a LIB reader who claims he was recently locked up at a police station called Iyaganku Police Station in Ibadan. While there, he says he saw two boys less than 16 years old who have been locked up there for a few years. I decided to share his mail here just in case. See it below
Hi Linda, I am writing you regarding something I saw some days back in Iyaganku Police Station Ibadan. I was detained by some Policemen of Iyaganku in Ibadan, after which I was put in the cell because I wont co-operate with them. Surprisingly, a boy of about 13-14yrs old came out of one of the cells, I wasn't sure of what I saw because its awkward to find someone so young in a cell, I believe for whatever crime he must have commited, he shouldn't be locked up in a cell, so when I got into my own cell, where I met about 6 other people in the cell, I told them what I saw and to my surprised they weren't shocked, they told me, its no news that the boy is called "State" and he's been locked in that same Iyaganku Cell for over 5yrs, with my calculation, the boy is 14yrs old now, that means he's been locked up since he's 9, when I asked for his crime, I was told he is locked up there because he pushed someone into a well and the person died. Continue...

Graphic photos: Soldier pictured stabbing man to death in front of a crowd

A group of soldiers in the Central African Republic lynched a man they suspected was a rebel minutes after hearing the new president's promise to restore security at a ceremony to reinstate the divided country's armed forces.

About 20 uniformed soldiers accused a member of the crowd of having belonged to Seleka - the mostly Muslim rebel group that seized power in a coup last March, before stabbing him repeatedly until he was dead.

A soldier stamped on the lifeless body, which was then dragged nearly naked through the streets as residents looked on and took photographs. Continue...

DJ Xclusive Premieres Ibebe Video featuring Olamide

Superstar DJ Xclusive kicks off the year on a brilliant note, with the release of his cheeky, sexy new video for the runaway hit, Ibebe. Shot and directed by the Adasa ‘Squareball’ Cookey, ft hilarious cameos from Bovi and Chigul as well as yet another stellar performance from Olamide. Enjoy...

The See Finish Syndrome (For couples only) by Charlyboy

A very interesting article written by Charly Boy. Enjoy below...
When two people, lovers, friends, partners or even team mates can consistently predict one another's moves like clockwork, it is called see finish
See finish can help one in fully understanding your partner. However, see finish in a marriage has its own bad sides, if not checked can lead to the death of DESIRE in a marriage, especially, sexually. That's when couples start to take each other for granted and no longer as granted. See finish in a marriage is when one spouse is desperately yearning for more sex, connection or physical closeness, and the other for whatever reason seems a bit unconcerned about their partner’s feelings, or just not with it any more.

Experience the Clarins Gift of Beauty

Clarins, the No. 1 European Luxury skincare brand gives everyone another opportunity to live by their philosophy “Take Beauty Seriously” with the Clarins Gift of Beauty. With millions of loyal customers around the world, Clarins is the ultimate source for innovative, nature-based skincare for both men and women.

With an offering of a range of the best plant-based skin care products distinguished by their innovation and effectiveness, the Clarins Gift of Beauty is yet another match made in skincare heaven. Montaigne Place, the Luxury cosmetics, Wellbeing and Fragrance Company are the exclusive agents for the Clarins brand in the Nigerian market. Continue..

Wife logs on to FB to discover her husband had married another woman

A bigamist was caught by his wife after she saw a photograph of him grinning with his new Gambian teenage bride on Facebook.

Nicolette Smith was further devastated when she noticed Stephen Smith, 52, had married Awa Jobarteh, 19, (pictured above) at the same African register office they tied the knot at 7 years earlier.

Ms Smith then called the police, but incredibly her cheating former partner has avoided jail and claimed he was the victim. Continue...

‘Why I Think The Gay Community Should Come Out’ by Seun Kuti

Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti writes for OkayAfrica.com. Find it below...
I’m writing to condemn the recent anti-gay bill signed into law by our President Jonathan Goodluck. This law – which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison for anyone in a same-sex marriage or civil union, 10 years for anyone who attends a same-sex wedding, 10 years for anyone involved with an LGBT organization, and even 10 years for anyone who shows affection for someone of the same sex – should be cast out. Since the law was passed, police across Nigeria have begun arresting and torturing dozens of our fellow citizens suspected of being gay. Don’t forget that in some of our states, if you are found guilty of being gay, you could be stoned to death.
First of all, this law was unnecessary. There is not space in the existing constitution for gay marriage. Our constitution is very definitive of marriage as a union between man and woman. I see the signing in of this law for what it was: a cheap shot by an under-achieving government to discriminate against people because they are different.

It’s the End of the Road for Windows XP and Office 2003!

Do you remember when you first used a computer. It was e-machines. Very solid system then; as were the many other tech brands that have been swept under the carpet by more vibrant product brands over the years. The still image of a lush green meadow that greeted you on th home screen after the usual Windows XP loading bars and fast forward several years later, having to upgrade to Windows Vista and so on.

Matter of fact, Vista was like a major break from the Windows norm and without entirely taking in its features, Windows 7 was launched and was good, not great. Then came Windows 8. Pure class.

Eddie Murphy's daughters strip down for racy lingerie shoot

Eddie Murphy's two grown up daughters, Bria Murphy, 24 (left) and and sister Shayne, 19, (right) stripped down for a racy lingerie shoot and shared the photos on instagram. The two girls are taking after their mother, Nicole Murphy, who was a top model back in the day. See more pics after the cut..

Vintage photos of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and his women

Amazing photos of late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti with some of his wives in their home in the 80s. See more photos after the cut...

New Video: Davido - Aye

HKN Music presents the official music video of Aye, Davido's fourth single off his forthcoming sophomore album. Directed by Clarence Peters, the video is shot in a rural setting and tells a tale of love between different classes.

Davido plays a poor farmer who falls in love with the prince's love interest. Aye shows Davido at his best, showing raw talent in a different direction, cultural, and entirely refreshing. Enjoy...

Bianca Ojukwu becomes APGA national leader

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, yesterday February 6th adopted Bianca Ojukwu, wife of the party's late National Leader, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, as the party’s National Leader.

This was made known by the party's leader, Chief Maxi Okwu at a National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting in Abuja yesterday.
"The National Executive Committee, NEC, of our great party reconfirms and further resolves the earlier decision taken on  February 16, 2013 and on March 22, 2013, at the one year anniversary of the demise of our late leader and icon, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. That he remains our symbol and leader the fact of his transit to glory notwithstanding. His wife and next of kin, Iyom Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu is hereby adopted as the living embodiment of his ideals. She shall in his stead be acknowledged as Leader. She is aware of the existing situation and she gave her consent, and we adopted her. We still respect Governor Peter Obi as one of our leaders, and he is also aware of this development.” Chief Okwu said
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/02/bianca-ojukwu-becomes-apga-national-leader/#sthash.YBQ0hFjl.dpuf

Patron Tequila TGIFF Event at Facade Thai Restaurant & Bar

Facade is on again this Friday February 7th with it's monthly TGI First Friday event, this time in conjunction with Patron Tequila, one of the world's finest tequila brands. Free shots of tequila to be given to all guests before 11pm. Start your 1st Friday night groove in February at Facade. Promises to be a blast! Be there!

Date: Friday 7th of February 2014. Time: 9pm. Venue: Facade Thai Restaurant & Bar, 10 Bishop Aboyade Cole Street Victoria Island.

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