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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Gulder Ultimate Search Season 3 winner Hector Joberteh weds

Handsome Hector Joberteh, the guy who won Gulder Utlimate Search Season 3 in 2006 married his sweetheart Oseyi, a former GUS contender from another season, today. Happy married life to them!

Pics from the traditional wedding of Moses Inwang&Emen Udonquak

Nollywood producer/director Moses Inwang married his model/actress girlfriend Emem Udonquak in a traditional wedding that took place today April 5th in Uyo. Continue to see more photos..

Photos from President Jonathan's daughter's wedding

President Jonathan's daughter Faith Sakwe Elizabeth, married her heartthrob Prince Osim Godswill Edward today Saturday April 5th in Otueke Bayelsa state. Been waiting for pics but the photographer do me something. Will bring it later...for now check out some pics from the wedding after the cut...

Rapper Lyrikal releases new mixtape titled 'OCD'

Nigerian rapper; Lyrikal has released his mixtape for 2014. The mixtape is titled OCD (short for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

According to the Port Harcourt based rapper who is currently signed to Xcel Music, "..the mixtape in many ways, is a reflection of my personal battles as a musician who is never satisfied with his own work. But there are aspects that reflect our general lives as people, and how sometimes,we are unable to stop ourselves from repeating frustrating habits, even when we mean to change. Continue...

Girl shares pic evidence to prove she didn't know she was pregnant

20 year old Sophie Aldridge gave birth to her son in November 2013 and claims she didn't know she was pregnant until the day she gave birth because she didn't have a baby bump. When no one believed her, Sophie produced pictures she took during her pregnancy...and said if anyone had told her then that she was pregnant, she never would have believed it.
‘I know it might sound stupid to some people, but I had no idea I was pregnant. To give birth suddenly and without warning as I did was absolutely terrifying. I didn’t have any symptoms. I didn’t get morning sickness. I was wearing my usual size ten clothes. I had regular periods throughout the pregnancy, and I didn’t have any cravings.’ She tells Daily Mail
Pic on the left is Sophie in the first month of her pregnant. Center pic is Sophie at 4months and right pic is Sophie at five months. So hard to believe but continue to read her story...

Is it wrong for children to attend church camps?

A member of RCCG thinks it's wrong and explains why. Read what he wrote below...
I am a member of RCCG but am against children under 16years of age attending the Camp due to security and safety reasons. Last night on my way home we came across 3 danfo buses, 2 had adults only and one had children, all going o the camp. The one carrying children had a banner saying "RCCG Jesus arena parish P36". It was heartbreaking to see, I observed the following; continue...

Wait, Etisalat fired 2,000 workers last week? Oh dear...!

According to the President, National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers, Mr Deolu Ogunbanjo, 2,000 workers of telecommunications company, Etisalat, were relieved of their jobs last week. That's 2,000 people back in the unemployment market.

Mr Ogunbanjo made this known while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise programme this morning. The panel discussed the Lagos Mast Policy which according to Mr Ogunbanjo was a case of multiple taxation. He said this has adverse effect on telecom companies with some of them laying of staff such as Etisalat that just disengaged 2,000 of its staff last week.

Montage Cable Network set to hit screens all over West Africa

On the 1st of April 2014, Montage Cable Network, a privately owned Digital Satellite Television Company launches in Nigeria. Set to provide a quality credible alternative in exciting family entertainment, lifestyle, news, documentaries, movies, children, movies, sports and music channels for the West African sub-regional pay TV viewing market.
 
With a 36 channel range, Montage cable network offers cutting edge broadcast and reception by putting customers viewing and technology preference first. Continue...

What is wrong with this picture...?

Lol.Can you guys see what is wrong here?

Photos: Kim K shows off banging body in black bikini

She was photographed recently while on holiday with her family in Thailand. And some of you are wondering why Kanye wants to die there...

Rasaq Adams claims police brutality, shares pic of his swollen eye

Rasaq Adams (pictured above) is claiming he was brutalized by the men of the Nigerian police force for no reason. According to his own version of events, on Monday March 31st, he and his friends were somewhere in their neighbourhood at Oredehin Street, off Oshodi Road, Oshodi, Lagos, late at night gisting when police officers from Akinpelu police station saw them and without provocation, started throwing chairs and bottles at them and attempted to raid them. He claims he and friends ran to their various houses to escape the policemen but some pursued him to his house and broke his door as he attempted to lock it. (He sent in a pic of his broken door). He claims he was badly beaten by the police officers and later taken to the police station at Akinpelu Street in Oshodi where he stayed till the following morning when some of neighbours who heard what had happened stormed the station effect to his release.

Rasaq, who said he was outside his home with his friends (some of whom were also arrested) around 12am receiving breeze because there was no light and the house was hot, now wants to sue the Nigerian police for Police Brutality. Continue...

LG Scoop The 'Most Innovative Device Manufacturer' Award at MWC

LG have really made a name for themselves in the mobile space, the G Series, G Pro, G2 and G Flex have really marked LG as a decent manufacturer. Well over at MWC they’ve been awarded the Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year by the GSMA.

It’s not hard to see why when things like Knock On, the intuitive rear buttons and actually making a flexible phone are all features that no other Android manufacturer is doing anything even similar. Continue...

So a Mercedes Benz G Wagon can be easily stolen?

Pardon my ignorance biko, but I thought some cars were extremely difficult to steal? Someone told me that most of these super cars are registered with the car companies that can switch the car off, if stolen, with satellite...or something like that, making it impossible for someone else to drive it? Like I said, pardon my ignorance, don't know much about these things...:-)

Anyway, to the story. A black Mercedes Benz G Wagon with Registration No. GG 868 AL, belonging to a guy named Festus Igbomor of Transworld Holdings Limited, was stolen from where it was parked in Victoria Island last Tuesday.

The police handling the case at the Bar Beach Police Station, said they have launched a manhunt for the robbers, though so far they haven't been able to find the thieves or the SUV. Anyone seen it? :-)

Nigerians hospitalised after mob attack in South Africa

Some days ago, specifically Wednesday and Thursday April 2nd and 3rd, Nigerians in Johannesburg and Pretoria were physically attacked by a group of organized gang members and Commercial Taxi drivers in South Africa. These hoodlums destroyed and looted over 25 shops belonging to Nigerians. Though no Nigerian died in the attack, Nigerian residents there say at least ten Nigerians have been hospitalized with a few battling for their lives.

The attack according to the President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene, started last week from Johanessburg where some gang members attacked some Nigerians and looted their shops. They extended the organized attack to Pretoria this week.
 
Anyene said the South Africans say they are angry with Nigerians residing there for selling illegal drugs to South Africans. Continue...

'I cut her neck with cutlass for sacking me' - houseboy who killed magistrate says

David Idah, the houseboy of  retired Chief Magistrate Funmilola Timeyin who killed her at her residence in Laderin Estate in Abeokuta on March 28th says he killed her because she sacked him.

Idah, in an interview with Punch, said he and his boss had a good relationship when he started working with her but they fell out when she started to complain about his attitude. Idah says he wasn't paid his salary and so stole two mobile phones, a DVD player, speakers, perfume, wrist watches, three trousers and four shirts belonging to her son in order to sell them, get money and leave.

She discovered he had stolen these items and invited the police who came in and was about to begin prosecution of the 21 year old Benue indigine when she (Justice Timeyin) pleaded with them to let him off the hook and even wrote a letter of withdrawal to the police. She said she did not want Idah tried but she sacked him and told him not return to work for her again. Continue...

New Music: Suga Kane By SHiiKANE - Prod. by P2J

After their hit "Omo Shelen Geh" SHiiKANE is back with another club banger entitled "SugaKANE" produced by P2J. The track is a fusion of Afropop and reggae with a touch of RnB resulting in a fresh sound. Enjoy...

Aluu 4: Still, we remember!

We are still hoping that justice will one day be served. Continue to rest in peace, Tekena, Ugonna, Chiadika and Lloyd.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Beyonce's lil brother & his mum pictured on their way to a homeless shelter

Matthew Knowles' baby mama Alexandra is photographed with her son on their way to a homeless shelter today. The pics which were exclusively obtained by In Touch magazine shows the woman crying as her 3 year old son consoles her.

I don't mean to be insensitive but this woman is beginning to annoy me. So she can't give her child a home without a man or Beyonce? Is she for real? Can't she get a job? There are women who are taking care of 3, 4 children by themselves...what is wrong with this one? Why is she doing this to her child? She got $12k a month for a while, she didn't save? Plus doesn't she have any family to go to instead of taking her child to a homeless shelter? Or she's just being manipulative?

Prophet in police net over false prophecy

Alphonsus Ezie, a 56year old prophet with the Celestial Church of Christ Igando District, Lagos State has been arrested and remanded in prison by the police for tricking his congregation with a false prophecy, PM news reports.

Prophet Ezie had on a Sunday service prophesied seeing some members of his congregation traveling to Netherland for greener pastures and coming back home successful. He asked all those interested in making the prophecy fulfilled in their lives to meet with his friend, Mr Samuel, a travel agent, to help them with their travel papers. And Mr Samuel disappeared with their money..lol. Continue

Jumia delivering Calabar International Jazz Festival tickets to your doorstep

The stage is set for the biggest festival hitting Nigeria in Easter and Jumia.com has exclusive rights to sell tickets for Calabar International Jazz Festival.

Every great debut deserves a befitting sequel and as such the biggest Jazz Festival to have hit our shores is returning this Easter to light up the city of Calabar. Lovers of smooth jazz, R 'n' B and African dance music can begin to look forward to three nights of unforgettable performances by internationally acclaimed artistes such as Hugh Masekela, Liquideep, Jimmy Dludlu, Micasa Music (South Africa), TimothaLanae (USA) and Gwyn Jay Allen (UK). Continue...

Photos: President Jonathan arrives Bayelsa for daughter's wedding

President Jonathan arrived Yenagoa, Bayelsa State today to attend the traditional wedding of his first adopted daughter Faith Sakwe Elizabeth, who will wed her heartthrob Prince Osim Godswill Edward tomorrow Saturday April 5th. Continue to see more pics...

Get ready Naija people, Chiwetel Ejiofor is coming to town! :-)

Get ready people, Oscar nominated & BAFTA winning actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is set to storm Nigeria for Half Of A Yellow Sun. Naija babes, you ready? *wink* Continue...

Oh no she didn't! Dencia takes a swipe at Lupita's Lancôme deal..lol

Lol. These people will not kill me with laugh. But do they sell bleaching cream, really?

New Video: D'banj & African All Stars - Cocoa Na Chocolate

Here are the visuals to one of Africa’s biggest collaborations, 'Cocoa Na Chocolate’. Catch D’banj, Omwunmi, Victoria Kimani and others get their hands dirty in the farm in the new video whose aim is to raise awareness and increase African leaders investment in agriculture. ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’ was co-produced by Cobhams Asuquo and DeeVee of DB Records. It was directed by Godfather Productions and set in South Africa. Enjoy...

Lupita Nyong'o becomes Lancôme's first black spokesperson

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o announced yesterday Thursday April 3rd that she’s the new face of cosmetics giant, Lancôme. The actress is the beauty company’s first black ambassador. She joins other A-list ambassadors like Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts.

In a statement to the media, Lupita said she was proud to represent Lancôme and that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman's freedom to be herself.

Lancôme ad campaigns featuring Lupita will begin airing in September.

'I don't like poor men admiring me' - Fast rising actress, Lizzy Gold

Nollywood actress, Lizzy Gold, says the major criteria for any man to woo her is that he must be rich and that no poor man should even think of admiring her picture, let alone 'toast' her. In a chat with Entertainment Express, Lizzy also said bank alerts turn her on. What she said below...
"A poor man shouldn't even think of admiring my picture, not to talk of wooing me. I love money so much so I can't marry a poor man. I don't even want a man who is merely comfortable. My interest and affection are for millionaires, if possible billionaires. Money means so much to me, in fact money makes me wet. Sometimes when I imagine so much money in my account, I could just get wet. Bank alert is like my best friend. I just need to imagine so much money in my account and I am turned on. When I get a credit alert on my account, Oh my God, I get turned on immediately.
Lizzy says asides having money and being willing to spend it on her, another very important thing she looks out for in a man is that he must be well 'endowed'.

Photos: Baileys Celebrates Mother’s Day in Grand Style

Mothers are the glue that holds our families together, so in honour of the lovely women that exemplify kindness, care and love, Baileys celebrates Mothers and how special they are.

Vlisco in partnership with Baileys celebrated Mother’s Day in exquisite style at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos on Sunday, 30th March. Continue...

"I'll give marriage another shot, but not now." actress Chike Ike says

In a recent interview with Punch, actress Chika Ike said her divorce is in her past and plans to marry again but not immediately.
"I don’t want to talk about the divorce because it is already in the past and I have since moved on. I am still open to marriage and I might give it a second shot because I believe in love. For now, I am most concerned with my own happiness" she said.
The UN ambassador also spoke on the increased rate of failed marriages in Nollywood
"Celebrities also make mistakes. I don’t think they have a bad time combining their successful careers and managing the home front or their marriages on the side".

Why na? Chris Brown flown to DC with other prisoners in Con Air

I don't like the way they are trying to beat this guy completely down. Chris Brown's legal team's last ditch effort to transport him personally to Washington D.C. for his misdemeanor assault trial has been denied and Chris is headed to D.C. on Con Air...a prisoner aircraft...with other criminals

TMZ reports...
Chris Brown has just been picked up by federal marshals on what will be one of the longest journeys across the country since the prop plane era ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the case tell us Chris is on his way to a federal holding facility in San Bernardino to begin his long trip to Washington D.C. where he will stand trial for assault.
Later today Chris will board a airplane -- guarded by U.S. Marshals and appropriately restrained -- but the flight is NOT a non-stop. In fact, we're told there are so many stops he probably won't get there until Sunday. Continue...

Mother of 2 supermodel Oluchi Orlandi shows off amazing bikini bod

Great body! See more pics after the cut...

Be the first with the latest looks with MRP.com

Hey Fashion Lover! Mr Price has just launched their online fashion store – MRP.com. Now you can browse and shop their entire range, anytime you want - it’s like having the store to yourself! You’ll find the hottest fashion at the hottest price – 24/7! MRP regularly update the site with new arrivals so you’ll always be first to see the hottest looks. The best part is – MRP delivers anywhere in Lagos! Keep an ear out because they’re set to deliver to other areas soon. Continue...

Court orders Financial Reporting Council to stop investigating Sanusi

Justice J. T. Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today April 4th ordered the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) to stop any further investigations it is currently carrying out on the suspended CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido. 
 
The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria had leveled allegations of financial recklessness and abuse of office on Sanusi and recommended his suspension which was effected on February 20
 
The council in its presentation to the president said they found Mr Sanusi's report on the audited financial statement of the CBN for the year ended Dec. 2012 and other related issues unsatisfactory. 

Beyonce's little brother headed to a homeless shelter

A month after Beyonce's father had his child support order for his 3 year-old son Nixon slashed from  $12,000 a month to $2,400 a month, his baby mama, Alexandra, says she and the boy are headed to a homeless shelter. Because of the slash, Matthew Knowles won't have make child support payments the next two years after a court ruled that the $12k he paid for the last three years means he's paid in full until nearly 2016.

Now Nixon's mother says Beyonce hasn't lifted a finger to help. Alexsandra tells In Touch Magazine
“I can’t imagine how Beyoncé feels knowing she has a homeless brother. I know if I were in the same position, I would reach out. Maybe she is too busy.”
“Nixon deserves to know his family, and I hope one day he will meet his sister"
Why not get a job instead of going to a homeless shelter? There are lots of single mums out there getting things done and giving their kids quality life. So if Beyonce wasn't his step sister, nko?

Hilarious AY Skit: Driver's Licence

A hilarious skit featuring Toyin Aimakhu Johnson and Beverly Osu. AY has entered serious wahala with his wife; watch to find out what he did!

Yet another ritualist house discovered in Abeokuta

Guess it's the season of uncovering ritualist dens. Another den was discovered yesterday, April 3rd in Akinremi Estate in the Adigbe area of Obafemi-Owode LGA of Ogun State, Vanguard reports
 
A pregnant young lady in a bid to set herself free from the ritualist ran out of a duplex in the estate on Wednesday night and informed the estate residents of what was happening in the building. The young lady said she was from Abia state and was sold to the ritualist by her elders sister for N100,000. 
 
 By Thursday morning, youths in the area, mostly students of the Moshood Abiola Polythecnic, invaded the building and engaged in a thorough search of the building and amongst the things they found in the building were charms, ivory plate containing fresh blood, coffin, and effigies. Continue

If you own land in Cross River State, E- register it now!

The Cross River State Government has begun E-registration of all old C of O's and new land acquisitions through its agency CRGIA. So if you own land or property re- register it immediately. www.crgia.crossriverstate.gov.ng. Continue...

Photos: Zara Gretti laid to rest

Singer Zara Gretti, who died Friday March 28th, has been laid to rest. She was buried about an hour ago today April 4th at the Ikoyi Cemetery. May her soul continue to rest in peace..amen. More pics after the cut...

Atiku Abubakar's son, Abba, set to wed his American fiancee

Abba Atiku Abubakar, son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, is set to walk down the aisle with his American fiancee tomorrow April 5th. The wedding will hold in Dubai and is expected to be a private affair on request of the girl's family while a more elaborate reception will hold in Nigeria later. Abba (pictured middle) met his fiancee when he went to study in America. Congrats to them.

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