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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Pics: Alex Ibru's daughter, Uvie Ibru weds Maxwell Peile in London

Uvie, one of the daughters of late Guardian publisher Alex Ibru and wife Maiden, married her man, Maxwell Herbert Peile before friends and family in London today May 3rd. Their traditional held in Lagos on March 3rd (See that here). Congrats to them. Continue to see more photos...

LayLow is giving out $1,000 on Instagram + releases new video

Ace producer Laylow releases the star studded video for his hot new hip hop single, What It Do, feat. Vector, Olamide, Phyno, SosSick, Yung6ix, Buckwylla, Liu T, Phenom & Seriki. Enjoy the video above and continue to see how you can win $1,000...

'I will lead protest to Chibok, and I don't mind being shot' - Patience Jonathan

First Lady Patience Jonathan has said she's ready to lead a protest to Chibok, Borno state if the kidnapped girls are not released soon, and doesn't mind being shot if that's what it will take to release the girls. (if I hear! lol). Mama peace made this statement during a meeting with wives of government functionaries, female Senators and Commissioners.
"I do not mind being shot as long as they return our girls to us safely, we are tired of the kidnapping,” she said.
According to her, First Ladies of other countries such as Cameroon, Chad, Niger and others have  being calling to ask her questions and offer assistance on the matter.
"They intimate me of their readiness to help. They also asked me questions that I could not answer ‎and as women we are the last hope of this nation. We cannot fail our fellow women and the nation. If need be, we will call on the northern elders to help us so that our children and husbands will not die,” Dame Jonathan said.‎‎

Another Presidential Media Chat to hold tomorrow, Sunday May 4th

Another Presidential media chat will hold tomorrow May 4th...starring President Jonathan and some handpicked journalists.

According to a press statement by presidential Spokesperson, Reuben Abati, the Presidential chat will start by 7pm and will be aired live on the network services of the NTA, the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and the Voice of Nigeria.
"During the programme, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will respond to questions from a panel of journalists and media executives on current national issues and developments. Members of the public who have particular issues they will like President Jonathan to address are also invited to send their questions via twitter to @mediachatng1. President Jonathan will respond to the most significant questions received before or during the programme,” the statement read in part...

Photo: Check out Beyonce's Ankara print shoes...

Would you rock it?

New Video: Victor Pedro - Zam Zam

Real Gee Records and Entertainment presents Victor Pedro official video...

Dr Sid's birthday pictures with Mavins @Quilox

After an elaborate lunch with well wishers and fans that participated in the Surulere campaign, Dr.Sid celebrated further with the Mavin crew and more fans at Quilox which was hosted by Abk & Peju Adewusi. Continue to see more photos...

Would you rock it? Jennifer Obayuwana's skirt to WIE event

The business mogul wore this skirt by Japanese designer Junya Watanabe to theWIE (Women Inspiration Enterprise) Symposium which held at Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos today. You know what they say, there are no rules to fashion! I love!

Kevin Hart & Mike Epps in twitter war after Epps calls Hart overrated

Kevin Hart is arguably the biggest US comedian right now...sold out arenas, hit TV show, block buster movies, ...and it's making some of his colleagues a little jealous, maybe? Comedian Mike Epps appeared on a radio show yesterday and when asked which comedian he thought was overrated, he said Kevin Hart. He implied that Kevin was more marketing than talent and that his people are just forcing him down our throat. Kevin heard and went ham on Mike on twitter. His tweets below...

Of course Mike replied Kevin. See more tweets after the cut...

Building collapse in Ibadan, one feared dead

An uncompleted 2-storey building collapsed yesterday at Ologuneru in Ido LGA of Ibadan city with one feared dead. According to those who were working at the site, they head a deafening noise at about 2pm, which made them all run out for safety but unfortunately, the tipper driver who supplies sand to the construction site didn't run fast enough and got trapped in the building as it collapsed.

Men from the Nigerian Security & Civil Defence Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps & other agencies were involved in rescue efforts but were not able to lift the heavy debris to rescue the man on time.

The site engineer reportedly fled the scene immediately the collapse happened.

Cinema Release of Half of a Yellow Sun Postponed

The highly anticipated movie, Half of a Yellow Sun(HOAYS) will no longer be showing today in the cinema as earlier announced. This is due to delay in obtaining public viewing certification from Censor’s Board. A new cinema date will be announced as soon as regulatory issues are sorted out.
We appreciate everybody that has shown any form of concern to what has been tagged the biggest movie from Africa, we assure you that the movie will be worth the wait.

The $10million movie has made history as the first African movie to get international release dates in countries like the UK, US, Australia, Portugal, Middle East and New Zealand. It is also the first Nigerian movie to be premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. It is already showing in UK. Continue...

Who wore it better? Rihanna vs Nigerian model, Fancy Acholonu

Rihanna was at the iheart radio music awards last night wearing a see through dress by Givenchy that Nigerian model, Fancy Acholonu wore on the runway. Who wore it better? Rihanna's hair though!

The Ibru sisters, Gloria & Elvina open up on their amazing weightloss

The daughters of billionaire businessman, Olorongun Michael Ibru, Gloria, Elvina & Obukome Ibru, shocked many last year when they unveiled their new slim look. The sisters who were renowned for being very big and proud of their bigness, decided to shed some of the weight.

Talking about what motivated them to lose the weight, Elvina says it's all thanks to her big sis, Gloria
"I think Gloria, my elder sister, started it. Initially, she was the biggest amongst us all. She started losing weight first. Then I was getting bigger by the day. So two years ago, after Gloria inspired me with her gradual weight loss, I started telling myself that I could do it too. I guess what eventually triggered it off was that I had been big all my life but I never had any sickness or illness. It got to a point when I was beginning to feel sluggish. I felt I was suddenly trapped in my own body. There were some things that I had always loved to do, but my body was just not responding. Continue...

29-year-old man kills his own daughter over plate of rice

According to a report by Tribune, a 29-year-old man named Kingsley Ekerete (pictured above), has been arrested for killing his own 7 year old daughter over a plate of boiled rice in Obimama, Oyigbo LGA of Rivers state.

Kingsley, a commercial driver who hails from Nto Osung community in Ikot Ekpene Local Area of Akwa Ibom State, holds just a First Leaving Certificate and has to drive his bus daily through the bustling traffic of Port Harcourt to make ends meet and put food on the table for his young family.
Judging from his looks, no one would have taken him for a murderer or imagined that he is capable of killing his own child.
On this fateful day of April 12, 2014, Kingsley returned home like every other day at 1900hrs, already famished. He hurried down to the pot of rice he had prepared before leaving for work only to find that his also hungry daughter, Favour, had helped herself to the meal he had reserved for himself. Kingsley’s animal instincts became awakened and what followed were fits of mad rage as the red-eyed father unleashed his beastly tendencies on his seven-year-old daughter.

Female celebs prefer second-hand husbands - singer Etcetera writes

Article published today May 3rd in Saturday Punch, page 31. Apparently the singer is now a columnist for Punch. Today, he writes about Nigerian female celebs and their preference for second hand husband. (whatever that means). Read below...
Some days ago I was at a friend's place and was asked by his sisters if I was traveling abroad for the wedding of a colleague that is still being talked about on blogs and on all social networking sites in nigeria and I said no I wasn't. But what struck me as odd was when one of them asked me "is she getting married to a brand new husband or a 2nd hand husband"? I stared at her in shock and confusion because up until that moment, I had never heard of a phrase as "brand new or 2nd hand husband. It became a heated debate amongst people in the house that day. 'wow', I never thought a phrase like 2nd hand can be attributed to a human being. I know it is only applicable to objects. 

Ruff N Tumble Presents New Season's Collection!

Ruff n Tumble is the leading contemporary kids clothing brand in Nigeria and, it's stores are known for affordable fashion featuring designer detailing. Ruff N Tumble knows what makes each child special and therefore goes beyond just selling clothes to creating one-of-a-kind, hand crafted garments produced locally and from around the world, to give expression to each child's unique personality and sense of style. With it's urban and chic fashion, RNT successfully matches the latest trends with the highest quality of clothing available for kids aged 0-16years old. Continue...

Chris Brown to spend his 25th birthday in jail

Chris Brown will be spending his 25th birthday in jail after a judge denied him bail again on Thurs. May 1st at a hearing in L.A. Superior Court.

After seven weeks in jail, the Loyal singer was hoping to be out in time for his birthday which will be May 5th, but he'll have to spend at least another week in jail as his next hearing won't be until May 9.

Former military Governor of Delta State dies at 64

A former military Governor of Delta state, Retired Col. John David Dungs has died. He died yesterday while being rushed to the hospital after he slumped at his residence in Rayfield, Jos. 
 
His death is said to be very devastating to his family as he just lost his own father, Chief Dung Jok only last week and his body was still in the mortuary.
Late Rtd. Col. Dung was the Military Governor of Delta state from August 1996 until August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. May his soul rest in peace.

Adorable pics of 2face and Annie Idibia's 4month old daughter, Olivia

She looks so much like her older sister, Isabella Idibia. She's soooo cute!

Single's Connect: You must be 32yrs – 45yrs of age to qualify

Matured single ladies & guys; beautiful, handsome, independent, working-class/ entrepreneur ready to mingle & marry. Get ready as you come on Saturday May 30th to meet potential friends and spouses as you share, have fun and get connected.
 
That’s not just all…as you banquet; there will be high level networking, heart to heart matured discussions, and cocktail with highlight moments….This is an Exclusively reserved event. Look your best...you never can tell. Continue...

Photos: Friends throw Adaeze Yobo surprise birthday party

The former beauty queen and Joseph Yobo's wife turned a year older recently and her friends threw her a surprise birthday party in Turkey. See more pics after the cut...

Friday, 2 May 2014

Hollywood actor James Franco exposes pubic hair in instagram pic

He's only 36 but he seems to be having some kind of mid-life crisis. First was his recent scandal involving a 17 year old girl who he tried to pick up online, and since then James Franco has been looking for more attention on social media by tweeting pics that many feel are inappropriate.

Last night he posted his most shocking pic yet, which shows him standing in front of a mirror in his bathroom in just his boxer briefs with his hand down his pants and pubic hair showing. He deleted it an hour later after serious backlash from fans who questioned his sanity. This is what B-list & reality stars do, not a bonafide Hollywood A-list actor.

Aisha Sesay & Janelle Monae lend voices to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign

Leading CNN news anchor Aisha Sesay and US music star, Janelle Monae today learnt their voices to the growing campaign for the release of abducted schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno. Continue...

Update on President Jonathan's security meeting today

The 7 hour extraordinary meeting President Jonathan ordered with the Service Chiefs has ended in the state house. Briefing newsmen after the meeting, the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku said the meeting focused on the missing Chibok girls and yesterday's bomb blast.

According to Maku, President Jonathan, while addressing the issue of the missing schoolgirls, said "wherever the girls are in the world, we will get them back, apprehend and punish the culprits." 
"On the unfortunate kidnap of the Chibok girls, the security chiefs briefed the meeting on efforts so far made to locate and rescue the girls, and bring the perpetrators to justice. Extensive and intensive aerial surveillance by the Air Force has been carried out in all the routes leading into and out of Chibok up to the Chad and Cameroun borders. Other parts of Borno and Adamawa states are also under the searchlight. Every information relayed to security agencies has so far been investigated, including the search of all places suspected as a possible hide-away of the kidnapped girls", Maku said. Continue..

New Video: Ayo Jay - Available

Sho wa available? If you have been listening to your radio or been in the clubs recently, you must have heard that question. The visuals to Ayo Jay's first official single, "Available" are finally here!
The video was shot in Lagos by Clarence Peters and features cameo's from fellow artistes like Show Dem Camp & DJ Spinall. Watch out for a lot of new material from Ayo Jay. For now enjoy Available

Pics: Singer Chidinma celebrates birthday with friends at MTN office

The Kedike crooner turned as a year older today May 2nd and her brand endorser, MTN, had a lil get together for her at their office.

US embassy in Nigeria warns of possible terror attack on Sheraton Hotel in Lagos

The United States Embassy in Nigeria today Friday May 2nd issued a warning to U.S citizens, asking them to avoid Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, and also said 'groups associated with terrorism' are planning an attack on Sheraton Hotel in Lagos.

The warning was posted on their website here. Continue to read the full statement...

More photos from the scene of yesterday's blast in Abuja

Should people be gathered this close to a place where there has been two bombings? See more photos after the cut...

Share and Win Campaign from VConnect

Users and visitors of Vconnect.com/ are in for pleasant times as lots of vouchers worth N10,000 from Lagos’ favorite businesses are up for grabs in the on-going 'Share your Favourite business' campaign!

Never one to neglect its users, vconnect.com presents a visitor reward campaign tagged "Search, Share and Win". This campaign is to reiterate the company's dedication to its visitors.

To participate in the campaign, simply log on to www.vconnect.com, create a user profile (through Facebook, Twitter or mail ID) and then search for your favourite business. Continue...

Yomi Black in tears as he lends voice to #bringbackourgirls campaign

The popular photographer took a pic of himself crying and shared on his instagram page...lol. Chai!

Dear LIB readers: Should I divorce my husband to be with a married man?

From a female LIB reader
Dear Linda Ikeji beautiful readers, please I need your urgent help. I am in my mid thirty's with a child and I have been unhappily married for 5years. I think I am in love with another married man. He makes me happy and will not hit me like my husband does. The man I am presently in love with is planing on divorcing his wife only if I will agree to divorce my husband. I am in love with this man, he does things for me that my so called husband will not. Should I divorce my husband? I am so confused that I don't know what to do. Please LIB readers should advice me. Please no insults, if you have truly been in love and found love you will know what I mean.

Jennifer Lopez rules out plastic surgery, vows to keep body natural

Megastar, Jennifer Lopez says the Hollywood life of going under the knife to adjust body form isn't for her. In a recent interview with 2DayFM, the stunning mother of two says she does everything within her power to keep her hot rear-end in shape but would never do surgery as it terrifies her, saying one can keep it in good shape by working out and living healthy.
"Anything that is except plastic surgery. I am terrified of anything like that. I think you can do it with eating healthy things and working out" she said
She also said as a lady, there are days she feels fat but dresses as the day presents itself 
"For sure I have those days (fat days). When you have such days, dress for those days" 

Praiz drops video for smashing new single, Mercy

Praiz drops the video for hit new single, Mercy. The 4:10-minute song is like nothing you have heard Praiz done before. In a gripping mix produced by Password, Praiz dropped his slow tempo for a faster style. Enjoy the video above and listen to the song after the cut...

Photos from Dr Sid's birthday party yesterday

Mavin artist Dr Sid celebrated his birthday with some fans and friends yesterday May 1st at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos. See more pics after the cut...

Photos: Heavy military presence at MMIA, Lagos

According to multiple eye-witness reports, there's an unusual heavy presence of military personnel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Ovation magazine publisher, Dele Momodu shared photos online and said the military men are making life difficult for passengers who are either departing or arriving the country. See more photos after the cut...

Future says it didn't take him long to have sex with Ciara

While promoting his latest album that dropped last week, singer Future in an interview with Sway In The Morning radio show, opened up about some pretty private details about his relationship with his pregnant fiancée, Ciara. He told Sway it didn't take him long to get in the sack with the singer.

Excerpts from the interview below.
On how long it took before they went on their first date:
Probably, what….a week?

On how long it took him to get Ciara’s goodies:
Wow. Man, it don’t never take me long with nothing. (Sway: A couple months?) Couple months? It aint never took me a couple months for that. We gone just leave that off the record though. Continue...

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Chibok schoolgirls: Nigeria police, SSS say at least 276 still missing

According to Premium Times, the Police Command in Borno state and the State Security Service (SSS) yesterday May 1st had a joint press conference at the headquarters of the Borno State Police Command where they stated that the actual number of missing girls is 276 and not 234 as earlier reported and could even be more.
 
Speaking at the press conference yesterday, the Borno state Police Commissioner, Tanko Lawan said the figure they have is the authentic number as they have carefully gone round the Chibok village and its environ to collate the names of girls that have gone missing since April 14th when the school was attacked by the Boko Haram men. Continue...

Check out media personality Fade Ogunro's new promo shots

Earlier this week, Fade Ogunro was announced as the host of MultiChoice presents “The Fashion Protége” -  a 5-episode  fashion reality TV series  that was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of MultiChoice Nigeria. 

Now check out all the amazing photos from her promo shoot! Fade absolutely stuns in pieces by LDA, Virgos Lounge & Rococo. The Fashion  Protége will air on the 15th of May, on DSTV’s African Magic Entertainment – Channel 151. See more stunning pics after the cut...

Aftermath of May Day bombing: GEJ summons Service Chiefs

President Goodluck Jonathan has summoned Service Chiefs to an extraordinary security meeting following yesterdays bombing in Nyanya Abuja killing 19 people and leaving several injured. The meeting according to the President's spokesperson, Reuben Abati, is ongoing at the moment. Didn't they have a security meeting after the last Nyanya bombing? God help us in this country!

Meanwhile, the Nigerian police have confirmed that 19 people lost their lives yesterday. Too sad!!

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