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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Guests at GEJ's daughter's wedding received customized iPhones

Luxury designer Malivelihood posted samples of some of the gifts guests received at President Jonathan's daughter's wedding which took place in Abuja today. One of the gifts was a gold-plated iPhone. What were those Youth Movement people saying again? Lol. Continue to see more photos...

First photos from Half Of A Yellow Sun premiere

The Nigerian premiere of Half Of A Yellow Sun took place this evening at Silverbird Galeria. Above are Chiwetel Ejiofor and Genevieve Nnaji. Continue to see more photos...

Photos from President Jonathan's daughter's white wedding

President Jonathan's daughter Faith married her man Godswill today in Abuja. These are pics from inside the church...will hopefully get pics from the reception later. Continue for more pics...

Photos from the private screening of Learning Curves

The Learning Curves private screening which held on the 27th of March, 2014 in Abuja had some of Nigeria’s renowned personalities grace the event. 

The movie - ‘Learning Curves’ is a movie that bothers on youths varying paths to self-discovery amidst challenges and obstacles, such as cultism, sexual abuse, drug abuse, power quest and socio-cultural differences. Thus,Learning Curvesis a twenty first century movie that looks into the lives offive (5) first year students in a fictional university. Continue...

Photo: Actress Chika Ike gets massive diamond ring from her boo

Chika Ike just got a massive diamond ring as a gift from her boo, who I hear is not Nigerian. She showed off the ring on her instagram page today. I hear it is not an engagement ring just a friendship ring. If this is just a friendship ring, imagine what an engagement ring will look like.

The guy who tweeted live photos of soldiers has been released

The guy who tweeted live photos of soldiers during the Boko haram escape attempt on Sunday March 30th has been released days after he was picked up by the SSS. @Ciaxon was reportedly released late last night to his family but because there was no visual confirmation of his release, some activists stormed the Lagos office of the DSS this morning to protest, demanding his immediate release. Pics from the protest after the cut...

Co-pilot of missing plane tried to make call from his phone after plane vanished but 'was abruptly cut off'

The Malaysian plane has not been found 35 days after it went missing and according to new reports, the co-pilot of the missing flight tried to make a desperate call from his mobile phone after the aircraft went missing but was abruptly cut off...

UK Daily Mail reports
Investigators have learned the call was made from a mobile phone which belonged to Fariq Abdul Hamid (left) as the Boeing 777 flew low near the island of Penang, on the north of Malaysia's west coast. It was understood the aircraft, with 239 people on board, was flying low enough for the nearest telecommunications tower to pick up Fariq's signal. The call ended abruptly. However, contact was definitely established with a telecommunications sub-station in Penang state. Experts have said it is possible for a mobile phone to be connected to a telecommunications tower at an altitude of 7,000 feet - which is low for a large jet like the Boeing 777 unless it was flying at high speed to maintain height. Yesterday it looked like the black box may had been located deep in the Indian Ocean.

Dark Skin Discolouration (Hyperpigmentation)

So in writing this article, our hope is that we are continuing to increase awareness of common skin ailments that are bothersome to quite a number of people and are treatable in the right hands. Today we focus on a condition that affects both men and women alike and is quite common. Most of us will know someone with it or would have seen someone with it. Continue...

Preparation photos from Atiku Abubakar's son's wedding

The second leg of the wedding between Abba Atiku and Mariana is going down today in Jada village, Yola, Adamawa state. Continue to see more photos as they prepare for the wedding...

Hilarious skit: The Bad Samaritan ft Bovi & Adunni

In preparation for his upcoming show, Bovi- Man on Fire, Bovi & Adunni star in "the bad samaritan". If you loved Maga Don Pay, u don't want to miss this one. Also Starring Odogwu, Kolo man & Xsod

Fani Kayode denies leaving APC & getting presidential appointment

There were reports recently that the former minister & former staunch GEJ critic had been appointed Director of Publicity in GEJ's Presidential campaign team, but Mr Fani Kayode says this is not true. He also denied leaving APC though he's yet to disclose why he went to see the president on Tuesday April 8th for a closed-door meeting.

Angelo Collins says he and Beverly Osu will 'never be'

Oh Niggam please, the girl has moved on. Who's still talking about Angelo and Bev? Or is he trying to convince someone?

Friday, 11 April 2014

Frank Edoho and new wife, sandra, welcome their first child together

Frank Edoho's wife, Sandra Onyenaucheya, gave birth to the couple's first child together in the US recently. Frank revealed the good news to friends. Not sure if it's a boy or a girl but big congrats to them. Frank already has three kids with ex-wife Katherine Obiang, while Sandra has a child from a previous relationship.

Nikki Laoye releases brand new dance video for hit single '1-2-3'

It's finally here..the much anticipated dance video for Nigerian Soul Diva, Nikki Laoye's hit single - "1-2-3". Watch above and continue to read more about Nikki and the new video...

Video: Drake wears disguise to ask strangers what they think of him

 
Some celebrities avoid social media because they don't want to read the nasty things people say about them. But rapper Drake really wanted to find out what people thought of him and decided the best way to find out was to go undercover and ask strangers on the streets.

In a hilarious sketch filmed for Jimmy Kimmel Live, Drake was described as a chicken head, a fake, childish and more, as he spoke with passers-by on the Hollywood Boulevard. It's hilarious. Watch..

Special Easter Treat - An exciting stage play you shouldn't miss!

The Thespian Family Theatre & Productions bring the 'Five Maids of FADAKA' back to the theatre as a special Easter treat for the whole family.  

The Five Maids of Fadaka is a truly exciting play with a rich blend of drama, folklore, dance, comedy, music &poetry.  It will be showing at the AGIP Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos. 
 
It features Gloria Young, Nobert Young, Iyke Okechukwu, Carol King, a host of other stars and the TFT troupe. Shows are on Sunday 20th April 2014 at 3:00p.m. and 6:00p.m; and Saturday 26th April 2014 at 1:00p.m., 3:30p.m. and 6:30p.m. Continue...

Photos from Half Of A Yellow Sun press conference today

Chiwetel Ejiofor joined his fellow co-stars OC Ukeje, Tina Mba, Gloria Young, Reginald Ofodile, Naya Amobi, and the film's Director, Biyi Bandele, for a press conference that held at Wheat Baker in Ikoyi today. 

I wasn't there but I hear Chiwetel was nice to all members of the press, laughed a lot and even granted several selfie requests. See you tomorrow, boo! #straightface! Continue to see more photos...

Pics: Check out Deco set up for Pres. Jonathan's daughter's wedding

President Jonathan's daughter's white wedding will hold tomorrow Saturday April 12th at the International Conference Centre in Abuja... and I just got photos of the hall decoration. I hear everywhere is being decorated, even the car pack, with loads of LCD screens. Continue to see more photos...

7 things to expect from Nigeria’s GDP Rebasing

Jide Ogunsanwo, a data and analysis guru, believes that a simple approach should be used to explain complex things.  I met with him and this is how he simply broke down the GDP rebasing saga.

1. A higher GDP means that Nigeria would get mentioned a lot of times on many international newspapers and television stations.  Certainly, this would attract more interest in Nigeria; especially from foreign businessmen.  The lesson here is that we should all get ready to see more Chinese looking men and of course Chinese restaurants. Continue...

Presh signs Nmulti million record deal that comes with 2 brand new cars

Presh of former music duo Kc Presh is now signed to Erik Manny Records. Erik Manny is owned by Mr Dilly, Chairman of Dilly Motors. Presh signed a multi million naira record deal with Erik Manny that comes with a a 2014 Prado Jeep and a 2013 Infiniti Qx 56 (pictured above).

The music star just released new promo photos and a brand new single titled Olegelege. Continue to see more pics and listen to his new single...

'Reeva was standing behind the toilet door talking to you when you shot her'- Prosecutors say

Oscar Pistorius' three-day cross-examination reached a dramatic climax today as the world-famous athlete was accused of deliberately shooting his girlfriend through a toilet door as the couple talked and argued in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year.
"You knew that Reeva went behind the door and you shot at her,' Mr Nel said. 'You shot at her knowing she was behind the door.'
Pistorius denied the charge as prosecutor Gerrie Nel pushed the Paralympic champion on his version of the exact events in the seconds before he killed Reeva Steenkamp by firing four times through the stall door in his bathroom with his 9mm pistol on February 14, 2013. 

 Mr Nel challenged the double-amputee sprinter repeatedly as to why Miss Steenkamp failed to scream when she was shot four times.Continue...

World Miss University Nigeria Queen releases stunning new pics

Mary Omoye Omobhude is former MBGN Miss Photogenic and current World Miss University Nigeria queen.

The 21 year old graduate of International Relations, who is getting ready to launch her project 'We Can Do Better", a fight against young university undergraduates who sleep around to fund their lifestyles, just released these stunning new photos. Continue to see more pics...

New Music: Skuki - Gbemileke ft Shizzi

Music duo, Skuki releases brand new single titled Gbemileke featuring Shizzi & produced by Shizzi. Enjoy below...

Gumsu Abacha rants on twitter as her brother is charged with stealing N446bn

A few hours after it was revealed that her brother Mohammed Abacha is facing fresh criminal lawsuit from the Federal Government for unlawfully taking N446.3billion stolen from government’s treasury between 1995 and 1998, his sister, Gumsu Abacha took to Twitter to cuss people out! Tweets below...

Read the report against Mohammed, eldest son of late former military dictator, General Sani Abacha, after the cut...

And BBC picks the news of @Ciaxon's disappearance

The disappearance of the guy who tweeted live pics of soldiers during the Boko Haram jail attempt on Sunday March 30th has made international news. Report from BBC below...
A man who live-tweeted from the scene of an attempted jailbreak in the Nigerian capital Abuja 12 days ago, has disappeared. Activists believe he may have been arrested, and have launched a Twitter campaign for his release.
The hashtag #FreeCiaxon and the Twitter handle @ciaxon have been trending in Nigeria since late on Wednesday. There's also a lot of discussion about it on Facebook. On 30 March, the man who runs the @ciaxon account found himself at the scene of a dramatic fight between Nigerian security forces and detainees trying to escape from the State Security Service (SSS) headquarters.

Photo: Jilted NURTW member sets ex-lover ablaze

Adesanmoye Kehinde, a senior official of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Ikotun Lagos branch, has been arrested and dragged before the Ejigbo Magistrate Court in Lagos for allegedly setting his lover, Janet, 31, ablaze after she called off their relationship.
 
Kehinde, 43, who is married with three children, had been dating Delta state born Janet for a while and was planning marry her. Janet however decided to call the affair off because she felt Kehinde was too troublesome. Continue...

J.Lo stuns in all-white emsemble

44 year old Jennifer Lopez looked stunning in a figure-hugging white dress and matching white heels as she arrived at American Idol’s show yesterday Thursday April 10th. #Iwant!

Bespoke Awoof. Rent One, Get one Free!

Imagine yourself in your dream wedding, walking down the aisle in that most thought about gown/blazzer and with that Prince Charming/Angel you've always wanted to be with. Have you pictured that special event of your dream? Your birthday, concert, organisation's AGM, Nikai, child's dedication, etc? Now, that's just you right there in Bespoke center. Continue...

Photos: Mariana and her family arrive Yola for tomorrow's ceremony

Atiku Abubakar's in-laws, Mariana and family are in Yola for tomorrow's ceremony which will take place in Jada, Atiku's village in Adamawa State...See more photos after the cut...

"My colleagues want to run me down" - comedian Klint Da Drunk

In a recent interview with Punch, popular comedian Klint Da Drunk alleged that his colleagues are trying to run him down, peddling rumours that his love for computer game is the reason he hasn't gone far in his comedy career
"Now they say I would have gone far in my career if not for my love for computer games. It is this same set of comedians that went around telling people that I live in Abuja so that I will not be getting Lagos shows. My colleagues want to run me down, let them feel free. It is because they are afraid of me; they feel that if they run me down I won’t survive it. I am a gadget lover, that is the truth. Everyone knows that whenever I walk into a gadget shop the people there want me to educate them about some of their gadgets. Isn’t it better that I am a sucker for video games than a sucker for smoking igbo, marijuana?” he asks
On his relationship with other comedians, Klint said "They have cliques but that does not bother me because it doesn’t affect my career. God still chases away flies for a tailless cow. So, I'm not complaining".

Dear LIB readers: Should I marry a man who always threatens but has never hit me?

From a female LIB reader
I've been dating this guy for almost two years now and although he has never hit me, he's always threatening violence. He would tell me things like 'If you don't shut your mouth, I'm going to smack you. Why would you behave like that? You deserve to be punched. One of these days I will give you a dirty slap. I don't take nonsense, I will beat you. You are pushing me, one of these days you will get it." He has been saying things like this for almost two years but has never laid a finger on me. Now he wants to marry me. I will never tolerate violence on my person and because of his words I'm hesitant to accept his proposal. When I told him what my reservations were, he said he's never hit a woman and doesn't plan to. So why does he say it all the time? My friend told me men change when they become husbands. Would he act out his threats when I marry him?

Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, others @ The Place for #MTNCelebDouble rave

It was raining celebrities at The Place, Adeola Odeku last Friday 4th April. It was a night of double fun, double thrills and double celebs with the MTN CelebDouble Rave at The Place by Marcus.

Celebrity look alike got to meet and party with their favorite celebs like Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Iyanya, Emma Nyra, Tekno, Dr Sid, Chidinma to mention a few. See more pictures after the cut...

"I Dey Vexooo' - Charly Boy

A short piece from Charly Boy
My people, I send this short text with the biggest pain in my heart. For the past 5 months I have been involved in a vigorous campaign, as an Ambassador for effective power supply, that saw me visiting over 7 states in Nigeria, going to motor parks and markets squares in the bid to stop Power line Vandalism and theft. Continue...

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