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Saturday, 17 May 2014

I will visit Chibok but does that solve the problem?" - Pres. Jonathan

At a press conference for the Regional Security Summit that held in France today, President Jonathan explained why he hasn't visited the Chibok community, the school or parents of the missing girls...
"The school is owned by the State Government but it is the commitment of the Federal government to rebuild the school, build walls to protect it and provide facilities since it is predominantly a school that takes care of girls education so that the girls would be protected. Yes I will visit Chibok, no doubt about that but what we are anxious about now is to locate the girls. These girls are not held in Chibok. If the President goes to Chibok today, does that solve any problem? Maybe psychological problem or for media relevance but you have not solved the problem. The problem facing the President and indeed the Nigerian government is to get these girls from wherever they are" he said
See pics of President Jonathan at the summit

Awww, check out Osaze Odemwingie and his new born son

Osaze and his wife welcomed another son on Thursday May 15th. Such a cute father/son pic....

CNN's Jim Clancy supports GEJ not visiting Chibok, says its risky

One of CNN's respected news anchor, Jim Clancy has supported President Jonathan not going to Chibok, tweeting that the president can act without traveling there. Trust Nigerians, they responded. See their tweets after the cut...

New Vide: Solidstar - Super Eagles

Solidstar releases the official video for Super Eagles 2014 FIFA World Cup theme song to support our Super Eagles for the World Cup! This video features cameo from the Nigerian Supporters Club, Iyanya, Yung6ix, Emma Nyra, Selebobo, Tekno, Charass, NonnyD, and Waconzy. Enjoy...

Asari Dokubo uses children for anti-BringBackOurGirls campaign

The ex-Niger Delta militant is obviously still convinced that there are no missing school children. He shared photos of children campaigning against Chibok. See more pics after the cut

Nigerian soldiers reluctant to fight – US General

A US General on Thursday May 15th, said the Nigerian military is becoming afraid of engaging Boko Haram insurgents and this might affect the US level of involvement in finding the missing girls

Punch reports
Testifying on Thursday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the US Air Force Chief of staff, Gen. Mark Welsh III, said, “We’re now looking at a military force that is, quite frankly, becoming afraid to even engage. The United States doesn’t have the capacity, the capability to go rescue every kidnapped person around the world.”
 The New York Times reported that the US might choose to minimize its involvement in the search for the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram due to doubts over Nigeria’s military capabilities. Continue...

Brand new video: T-Me - She Wanna Wife Me

This is the official video for She Wanna Wife Me by upcoming act T-Me, produced by ID Cabasa. Enjoy..

Caleb University releases statement on students' riot on May 14th

Find a statement from the school's PRO, Olusola Emiola, below
The protest by male students on campus on Wednesday 14, May 2014 had nothing to do with religion. A certain man, a non student was apprehended by our security personnel for trying to bring prohibited items into the school. After much interrogation, he mentioned the names of the culprits involved. An official went to the male hostel to get the students mentioned, one of whom was praying in the hostel. The students involved along with other students faced with student disciplinary committee cases took advantage of the interruption of prayers to start the protest.
The university properties worth millions were destroyed and this act was carried out by the male students. The students have been sent home on recess to resume back 2nd of June 2014.
Signed: Public Relations Executive, Olushola Emiola.

Man dies digging grave to steal skull in Osun state

An unidentified young man in Ilobu community, in the Irepodun LGA of Osun State, was found head deep in a grave in the early hours of Wednesday May 14th, after allegedly attempting to cut off the head of a corpse, buried in Tonto compound in the area, Saturday Tribune reports
The suspect’s accomplices fled in terror after seeing half his body get stuck mysteriously in the grave. His death has generated concern among the terrified residents of the Ilobu community.
It was gathered that the victim and his partners in crime allegedly came to Tonto compound in the early hours of Wednesday with a plot to exhume the corpse of an aged woman and sever her decomposed head, allegedly for ritual purposes. Continue...

Delphi Metals - Its time to ask Her...

Delphi Metals - Home of affordable jeweleries is at it again! This time around we are offering our tarnish free engagement rings at an affordable price with a lifetime warranty and free delivery nationwide.

We have them in stock in all sizes ready to be delivered within 24hours. Comes in a lovely ring box. Buying this qualifies you for a 10% discount on future purchases from our web store www.delphimetals.com. For more information call 08187988766 or BBPIN 7A9A3CA4. Continue to see more beautiful rings...

Miss Nigeria releases beautiful new pics as she turns a year older

Current Miss Nigeria Ezinne Akudo looking stunning in new photos she released as she turns a year older today May 17th. Ezinne is 24 today. (makes me feel ancient...:-)) Happy birthday, girl! See more photos after the cut...

"Ex-convict Ibinabo not fit to lead AGN" - Clarion Chukwura

The beef between these two women is obviously not ending anytime soon. About a week after Actors' Guild of Nigeria president Ibinabo Fiberesima issued a statement addressing the constant attack from actress Clarion Chukwura, saying she was only trying to destabilize AGN, Clarion is not relenting and has fired back. In an interview with Punch today, Clarion said Ibinabo is an ex-convict and therefore not fit to lead AGN.
“I am not on the same level with Ibinabo professionally, educationally or in any other form. I find that she is deliberately misleading the public and wanting to push the issues at stake under the table with her so-called open letter. I will not allow her to do that.
“Item ‘U’ of the electoral guideline of AGN disqualified her. No convicted person can stand for election in any post. She was convicted for manslaughter and she was given a jail sentence which she served. There is a court injunction stopping Ibinabo from parading herself as the AGN president. This is the copy of the judgment. I have it. Manslaughter has no option of fine. Her sentence was reduced from seven years to five years and we all know she went to jail. The judgment reads in part, ‘there is proof that she drove recklessly and caused the death of Dr. Sura Giwa contrary to the road traffic laws of Lagos State.’ She was drunk. How could this person be the face of AGN?” Continue..

Rocket attack on Soye village in Borno state kills 31, injures many

Here's a breaking news report from NTA. A rocket attack on Soye Village market in Bama LGA of Borno state has left 31 people dead and many injured. Below is how they are reporting it
The number of the dead following the rocket attack on Soye village market near Bama which killed 29 and injured many others has risen to 31. Chairman of Bama local government area, baba Shehu Gulumba has visited the general hospital in the area to sympathize with victims and also made a fifty thousand naira cash donation to a boy who sustained severe burns. Three out of the seven who were injured having died; the remaining four are receiving treatment in Maiduguri while five have already been discharged.

Hilarious new Skit: Basketmouth's girlfriend exposed (watch)

Friday, 16 May 2014

Uti Nwachukwu & girlfriend cover June issue of City People Fashion & Lifestyle mag

Uti and his girlfriend Saeon looking so hot on the cover of the June edition of City People's Fashion and Lifestyle magazine.

Made-in-Nigeria vehicles to roll out next month – FG

Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Samuel Ortom has revealed the Federal Government's plans to roll out made-in-Nigeria vehicles into the market next month, June 2014. The Minister made this known when he received a delegation from Automobile Peugeot, France in his office in Abuja, Punch reports.

The minister, while addressing the delegation which included the company's Vice President, Mr. Yves Moulin, said the newly introduced auto policy is quite effective and is attracting automobile brands to establish assembly plants in Nigeria. Continue...

Dora Akunyili releases statement about her health, says she's not dead

Apparently there were rumours flying around that former NAFDAC boss Mrs Dora Akunyili,who is currently undergoing medical treatment in India, had passed on...(I didn't hear it) but the rumour was apparently strong enough to get a response from the former minister's media assistant. He released a statement via her FB page to dispel the rumour and says she's responding to treatment. See it below

3ra'fique, Alibaba, Good Knight Insecticides continue to fight malaria with football

3ra’fique Communications, an entirely autonomous Marketing Communications firm headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, will host the 2nd Edition of its Malaria Novelty Football Match Initiative which will feature a cast of Comedians versus a team of On Air Personalities. Continue...

Father of Nyanya bomber detained by SSS

Rtd Col Agene Ogwuche, the father to the alleged mastermind of the April 14th Nyanya bomb blast Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, has been arrested and detained by the officials of the Department of State Security for failing to meet up with the 2011 bail conditions given to him when he bailed his son after he was arrested on suspicion of terrorism.

Explaining why he had to be arrested and detained when it was his son that allegedly committed the crime, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police, Frank Mba said;
"We don’t run a system where the sins of the son are visited on the father or the sins of the father are visited on the son. The obligation of the father as at the time he took Sadiq on bail was to continue to produce Sadiq whenever he is needed until the case against Sadiq is finally disposed of. If he fails to discharge that responsibility, that on its own does not confer the status of a terror suspect on him. He has only breached the conditions of the bail and he will be brought to justice in accordance with the conditions of the bail. That explains why the DSS immediately took him in when he could not produce the son. And that is the farthest we can go. If he had signed a bond to forfeit a property or to forfeit a certain sum of money, he will be made to suffer the forfeitures but we cannot visit the sins of the father on the son.” he said
Sadiq, who was born in the UK, was arrested on May 14th in Sudan. He is expected to be extradited to Nigeria once the formal process for his transfer back to Nigeria is completed

Man arrested for blackmailing women with their nude videos

32 year old Iweka Nnamdi who claims to be a graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University has been arrested by the Lagos Police command for allegedly blackmailing and forcefully extortiing money from unsuspecting female victims, Vanguard reports.

Nnamdi used multiple Facebook profiles, where he impersonates notable persons in the society such as the Secretary to the State Government Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, House of Rep Speaker Aminu Tambuwal, Michael Adenuga, actor Van Vicker and a host of others, to deceive unsuspecting victims.
 
Through the fake profiles, the suspect would announce contract advertisement as well as job vacancies to his followers and then invite only the female applicants for a supposed interview at a hotel location where he would pose as the Personal Assistant to the Prominent Nigerian who owns the job or contract. Continue...

Triple T releases new promo pics and brand new video for Langbasa

The blazing duo of Miko and YDee popularly known as Triple T have released new promo photos and brand new video to yet another street banger, Langbasa, a song produced by A1. Triple T is signed to Gold Heart Production and currently working on their first album. Continue to see more photos and the new video after the cut...

Kim & Kanye to wed in Italy, Jay Z & Beyonce have agreed to attend

A spokeswoman at Florence's mayor's office has confirmed that Kim & Kanye West will get married at Belvedere Fort in Florence, Italy on May 24th. You will find pictures from the Belvedere Fort in Florence where they will officially tie the knot after the cut. Meanwhile Radar Online is reporting that not only have Jay Z & Beyonce agreed to attend but Jay has also agreed to be Kanye's best man
 RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that not only are Beyonce and Jay Z attending - but the “Empire State of Mind” rapper will be standing up as West’s best man.
After receiving the official RSVP from Beyonce and Jay, West was shocked to receive a surprise gift. Continue...

Adamawa villagers today killed 70 Boko Haram men searching for food

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, no fewer than 70 members of Boko Haram were killed today May 16th by members of a vigilante group in the Madagali town of Adamawa state and captured seven alive who they handed over to the police. 
 
The vigilantes reportedly acted after they were tipped off by a local food vendor that the militants were coming to get food before heading out for a major operation to raid villages in the area, usually carried out at night.
 
With this information, the vigilantes mobilized, laid ambush and patiently waited for the men of the sect. The men, numbering about 100, showed up later at night to pick up their meal and that was when the vigilantes attacked them, killing most and arresting the ones that survived the assault. Continue...

"Jose Mourinho is a fool for questioning my age' - Samuel Eto'o

Well, Sameul Eto'o can talk now because his contract with Chelsea is finished. He's finally responded to his former coach Jose Mourinho's comments about him being older than 33. Speaking with reporters in Abidjan yesterday, the 3-time African footballer of the year called Mourinho a fool for questioning his age
"I am 33 years old. And it is not because a fool called me an old man that you must believe it. And you may have noticed that the old man was better than the youngsters.'
Eto'o also hinted that he will play for a European club next season rather than sign a lucrative deal in the Middle East. "Some believe I am going to retire in the US or the Middle East, but I have regained the joy of the Champions League and I am going to carry on playing in the Champions League."

British Council partners with Virgin Atlantic to promote young budding Nigerian entrepreneurs

The British Council, in partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways, have announced a competition called ‘Enterprise Challenge’ in a bid to promote the development of entrepreneurial skills in Nigerian youth.   



“Enterprise Challenge” is an online competition which seeks to give young, brilliant entrepreneurial minds the opportunity to further develop their skills in this area and bring their innovative ideas to the fore for possible future development. It will be a battle of the best minds.


'Many Nigerian artistes lead fake lives' – Duncan Mighty

In an interview with Punch published today, Port Harcourt first son, Duncan Mighty, called some of his colleagues out, saying a lot of them lead fake lives and lie about their acquisition...
“A lot of Nigerian artistes’ lead fake lives. They claim to be what they are not, just because they want to meet up their peers and fellow artistes. I live in my own house (it has a swimming pool, lounge and studio) and I make bold to say I didn’t buy it. I built it from the scratch. But a lot of these artistes will claim they bought a house for N300m or N400m. But I didn’t spend up to that amount to build my house. If you have that amount, say N500m, you don’t go and buy one property. There are many things to do with money. They claim they have state-of-the-art cars, but that is not my priority. I have choice cars, but it takes a lot of money to maintain such cars.”

Another version of why Solange attacked Jay Z emerges

Jay Z and Beyonce released a statement about the fight yesterday but didn't hint at what led to the brutal assault. Now, another version of why Solange was so angry that night and why Beyonce didn't get involved in the fight has emerged. Sources claim it has to with Rachel Roy, the ex-wife of Jay Z's former bff and business partner, Damon Dash. This version claims Beyonce confronted the designer at the Met Gala for blatantly flirting with her husband Jay Z…

From E Online
"At the gala, Rachel was being flirtatious with Jay," a source exclusively tells E! News. "Once everyone was at the Boom Boom Room for the after-party, her flirtations were elevated."
"Beyoncé approached Rachel to let her know the behavior was disrespectful and she wanted her out of their lives for good," the source goes on. "Solange came over to have her sister's back, and things got heated with her and Rachel. Jay said some disrespectful things to Beyoncé and Solange as the confrontation was going down. That's why all hell broke loose in the elevator and why Beyoncé just stood back and let Solange hit Jay."
This version sounds more plausible. Continue...

Check out Genevieve Nnaji's Mercedes Benz G Wagon (G 63) AMG

The car is said to be worth over N25m. She's had it for a while though. (Pic source - Maestromedia)

Doyin Okupe calls out Oby Ezekwesili, says she's trying to profit from a national calamity

Senior Special Assistant to the president on Public Affairs, Mr. Doyin Okupe, fired shots at former minister and a frontliner in the #Bringbackourgirls campaign, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, in a series of tweets this afternoon. According to him, her efforts with the campaign is just her trying to profit from a national calamity. See more tweets after the cut...

Grosvenor Shirts- A Rich Heritage!

Grosvenor, the exclusive maker of fabulous luxury shirts introduces our dress the professional product developed to serve the clothing needs of employees within the professional cadres of the Nigerian Banking, telecoms, oil and gas, financial services etc Industry with the convenience of a flexible payment plan for prospective customers. Continue...

Reuben Abati says the president never planned to visit Chibok today

CNN, Reuters and many news agencies yesterday reported that GEJ would be visiting Chibok today...but now his media spokesperson Reuben Abati says he never made such plans. The president is being criticized for choosing to go to Paris today for a security summit instead of visiting Chibok.

Khloe Kardashian puts her camel toe on display once again

The reality star has had a battle with the below-the-belt bulge for some time and recently embraced it. In March, while talking about her do's and don'ts of fashion, Khloe said she's accepted it for what it was, saying;
"My camel toe is not a fashion mistake anymore. I have a big p**sy. I can't control it. I have to go back to the mindset that if you see it, that's my gift from me to you. And it's a beautiful gift. That is just what God gave me."

Uche Jumbo and husband celebrate 2nd wedding anniversary

The couple, who are expecting their first child together, got married exactly two years ago today May 16th. Happy wedding anniversary to them.

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