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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Beyonce congratulates Kim and Kanye on their wedding

She didn't attend their wedding but Beyonce took time out of her busy schedule to share a pic of Kim, Kanye and their daughter on  herinstagram page and wish them all the best as they begin life together as man and wife.

Former Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah honoured in Lagos

Immediate past Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah was recently honored with an award of excellence by Igbo association, Ndigbo Lagos. The award ceremony which took place at the Grand ball room of the Oriental Hotel in Lagos saw Stella Oduah and eight other men & women of Igbo extract honored for their service in their various fields of endeavors.

When asked by journalists what the award meant to her, Ms Oduah said it was a confirmation that there's dignity in labor & called on all Nigerians to strive to ensure that Nigeria is properly developed

Another bomb blast rocks Jos

A few days after multiple bomb blast killed over 200 people in Jos, another round of explosion has been reported along Bauchi Road, near the University of Jos, Jos. The blast reportedly occurred this evening around 9:30 at a viewing centre where football fans gathered to watch the UEFA Champions League final match between Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid...which ended a few minutes ago.

Manzo Ezekiel, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the incident to AFP but said it was not clear what caused the blast nor if there were casualties.

Details later...

Photos: 2face and Annie Idibia spotted with the Obes

Two of Nigeria's most beloved music couples captured in these rare photographs taken during the video shoot for 'Green White Green' - a new single from Tunde and Wunmi Obe, featuring 2Face Idibia. Annie and 2Face Idibia joined the Obes for the fun photos. See more pics after the cut...

First pic of the bride; all the details from Kim & Kanye's spectacular wedding

Kim K married Kanye West today May 24th at the historic Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, in a wedding that has been described as nothing but spectacular. Kim wore a Givenchy Haute Couture wedding dress while Kanye West wore a custom Givenchy tuxedo.

Continue to see more pics and all the details...oh, Jay Z and Beyonce didn't attend the wedding...

2face rocks N1million gold encrusted sneakers at T.W.O video shoot

2Face was seen wearing a customized gold encrusted Versace sneakers worth N1million, during the video shoot of music giants, Tunde and Wunmi Obe on Tuesday May 20th.

Shot by the maverick Clarence Peters, the video is for T.W.O’s highly anticipated forthcoming advocacy single ‘Green White Green’ clamouring for peace and unity in Nigeria.

2face, who is featured on the single, was seen in the company of his wife Annie Idibia. Continue to see more photos...

Kevin Hart's girlfriend fires shot at his ex-wife for calling her out

Eniko Parrish (pictured left) Kevin Hart's current girlfriend has fired shots at his ex-wife Torrei Hart (pictured right) after Torrei tearfully accused her of breaking up her marriage by dating Kevin while they were still married. (Read here). Kevin immediately responded to his ex-wife's accusation, saying it wasn't true, that he only started his affair with the model after their marriage ended.

Well, Eniko has responded to Torrei. She took to her instagram to let Torrei know she's too classy to engage in any beef with her. Erm Eniko, classy women don't sleep with married men. (That is if she did). See all the stuff she posted on instagram after the cut...

Dear LIB readers: I studied abroad, am I better off here or should I return home for work?

From a male LIB reader
Is it advisable for a Nigerian who studied abroad (UK, US, Canada) to move back home after studies instead of working menial jobs? And at the Long run, do you think that a Nigerian who moved back home after studies will be better of than those who stayed back?
What are the experiences of those that moved back home after studies, How did they gain the courage? Was it easy to get a job?

We are not ashamed to be called the church of the rich – Oyedepo

The Founder of Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, in an interview with Saturday Punch said the reason there are so many rich people in 33 year old church is because they know better than others and understand the importance of tithe (Let's not start with this tithe talk abeg, if I start now, we will start fighting here...lol). Anyway below is excerpts from the interview...
Why are there so many rich people in Winners?
Because they know better than their contemporaries. If you don’t know what you have, you won’t know if you are deprived of it. The Bible is an open chequebook, it is by revelation we access what belongs to us; by faith we take delivery of it. Someone had access to our empowerment programme and she is a pepper seller, while others sell one basket a day, she sells six, seven. I learnt she had become the envy of all the pepper sellers in her area. Such person has an understanding that whatever she does, she prospers and she knows that when she pays her tithe, she experiences open heavens. But in case people don’t know, they perish for lack of knowledge, and in case they think when you are rich you miss heaven, then they perish for lack of knowledge.

Sabina debuts two brand nw singles - Talinga and Shikata

Fresh out of the coasts of Liberia comes this dazzling music goddess. Alostar Records presents to you Sabina with two brand new singles Talinga and Shikata. Listen to Talinga below and Shikata after the cut...

'I was molested from age 6 and gang-raped in high school' - Pamela Anderson reveals

During her speech at the launch of her foundation, Pamela Anderson Foundation, at Cannes Film Festival last week, glamour model and actress Pamela Anderson revealed how she was molested from age 6 and gang-raped by her first boyfriend and his friends who decided it would be fun to rape her
"I did not have an easy childhood. I was molested from age 6-10 by my female babysitter. I went to a friends boyfriends house while she was busy. The boyfriends older brother decided he would teach me backgammon which led into a back massage which led into rape- my first heterosexual experience. He was 25 yrs old, I was 12.
My first boyfriend in grade 9 decided it would be fun to gang rape me (with 6 of his friends) Needless to say I had a hard time trusting humans. I just wanted off this earth. My parents tried to keep me safe but to me the world was not a safe place, my dad  an alcoholic, my mom worked two jobs waitressing. My mom was always crying. Dad didn't always come home leaving us in tremendous pain and worry. I couldn't bare to give her any more disruptive information. I couldn't break her heart any more than it was breaking. I kept these events to myself. Sometimes, when you smile, it's not because you are happy, it's because you are strong" she said
Keep a close eye on your young children and the people around them. Children are getting molested every day...sometimes by family members...and people you trust!

K1 releases new album, calls It State of the Nation

Fuji music icon, the irrepressible Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Marshall a.k.a. K-1 De Ultimate, is at it once again. He has just dropped yet another breathtaking audio of a hit entitled ‘State of The Nation’.

The new album, dedicated to the Awujale of Ijebuland, HRM Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, is K-1’s way of lending his voice to various challenges Nigeria is passing through at the moment.
 
The album also features a special dedication by the Waka music Queen, Alhaja Salawa Abeni. The special introduction for the album featured Olamide and new Queen of Hip-Hop, Honey B. It is now time to pull over and enjoy the new song

Delsu Lecturer, Enajite Ojaruega kidnapped since Monday May 19th

A lecturer at the Department of English and Literary Studies, Delta State University Abraka was abducted while on her way to work on Monday, May 19, 2014.
 
Enajite Ojaruega (pictured above) was ambushed and kidnapped at gun point near Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state. Since then nothing has been heard from her abductors and her whereabouts remain unknown. 
 
ASUU, Delta State University, Abraka branch, in a statement by its Chairman, Professor Abel Diakparomre called on the state govt and security agents to ensure the release of Mrs Ojaruega, and lamented on the constant harassment and kidnap of its members
"The way things are at present, the lectures are in danger and the guarantee of their safety is in serious doubt. Further delay in the release of Mrs. Ojaruega would compel the branch to activate this principle which will not be in the interest of the society.

Soldiers allegedly shaves man's hair because it was too bushy

Don't know whether to be sad or be amused by this story. Some army officers now go around shaving people's hair? According to a LIB reader, that happened to his nephew in Warri. His story below...
Something happened recently in Warri and I'd be grateful if you can share it on your blog so that people can be more aware of the madness perpetuated by army officers who are supposed to be protecting the citizens of this great nation.
On Monday the 19th of May, 2014, my nephew was a lone passenger in a Keke (commercial tricycle) on his way back from work along PTI road, Effurun. The Keke was flagged down by some soldiers for no obvious reason. They told him to come down and kneel down which he did. Before he could grasp what was going on, they had started to shave off his hair with a pair of scissors, claiming that his hair was too bushy. Attached is a picture of what his hair looked like when he arrived home.
Can't a responsible young man move about freely in his country anymore or is this a further attempt to provoke youths to restiveness? Unfortunately, the soldiers, who had been terrorizing residents and passersby in that area the whole day, had no name tags on their uniforms. The army Toyota Hilux with registration number 148 is the only exhibit by which they can be traced.

Caleb University students asked to pay for damages caused during riot

On Wednesday May 14th, students of Caleb University, Imota Lagos, went on a rampage destroying school property after a school security personnel disrupted a Muslim student's prayers. The student had other grievances. (Read here)

Well, it seems the school wants to make every student, whether involved in the riot or not to pay for damages caused that day. In a text message sent to students yesterday, Caleb University asked male students to pay N100k and female students to pay N50k. Part of the text sent out below...
CUL Parents and Students are hereby notified that school resumes Mon, June 2. Exams start Mon, June 9. Male students are to pay N100,000.00 while the female would pay N50,000.00 by Bank Draft to offset damage to school property. Balance of Sch. fees should be paid into (account details). No student would be allowed into the University premises without evidence of payment of school accompany each student with a letter of undertaking to be of good behavior.
Is the school right to ask students to pay for damages?

Friday, 23 May 2014

'A Northern Affair' starring John Dumelo&Joselyn Dumas exclusively on iROKOtv.com now!

The long awaited Ghanaian romantic movie “A Northern Affair” starring John Dumelo and Joselyn Dumas, is now available for you to watch online on iROKOtv.com.

A Northern Affair is about Esaba Jomo (Joselyn Dumas), a nurse who is sent to a remote village to assist Dr. Manuel Quagraine (John Dumelo) in providing healthcare to the villagers. Initially, he is unimpressed to see that she is a very attractive woman who does not fit into his idea of a nurse. Esaba and Dr Manuel are forced to spend more time together due to the nature of their work, sparking an attraction that neither of them can resist. They both, however, harbour secrets from their past that threatens their new found love.

Uche Nnaji, Dayo D1, Ibinabo Fiberisima, others made NDLEA ambassadors

Celebrity clothier Uche Nnaji, AGN President Ibinabo Fiberisima, Yes Magazine Editor-in-chief Azuh Arinze, actress Grace Amah and Dayo Adeneye were among those the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, announced as its ambassador at a ceremony that held today May 23rd. See more pics after the cut...

Plateau governor berates #BringBackOurGirls Abuja protesters

Plateau state Governor, Jonah Jang today berated the Abuja #bringbackourgirls protesters who marched to the Presidential villa yesterday May 22nd to demand the release of the Chibok girls. The Governor was inspecting the site of Tuesday's bomb blast in Jos when he discredited the protesters
"How can a group of people just wake up and begin to protest to the villa; demanding Mr. President to go to the forest and bring back those girls? Why don’t they go to the forest where the girls are?” Jang said

Jude Okoye shows off his new ride

He shared the pic on his instagram page this evening. Is that a Hummer? Nice ride!!!

Kim & Kanye step out in style as they attend their pre-wedding bash

The power couple looking great as they step out to attend their full blown pre-wedding bash at the Palace of Versailles. But where's Kanye's family and friends in all this? See more pics after the cut...

Serious Used Vehicles Importers Wanted

If you are seriously into importation of used quality vehicles in Nigeria, you can get a better deal by registering as a supplier with a reputable company today. 

Imagine if you import quality used vehicles and then sell them wholesale directly to a big company who can pay you off? Does that not make better business sense?

Interested Suppliers should send the following information through email. Continue to see it...

Photos: President Jonathan and wife land in South Africa

President Jonathan and First Lady Patience Jonathan pictured on arrival in South Africa today for meeting on terrorism and President Zuma's inauguration. See more photos after the cut...

Will, Jada & Willow Smith questioned by Child Protective Services

There were reports last week that Will and Jada Smith were being investigated by the Department of Family and Children Services after pictures of their 13-year-old daughter Willow Smith lying in bed with half naked 20-year-old actor Moisés Arias surfaced online.

Willow has been question twice by DFACS. From Radar Online;
“Willow was questioned on two separate occasions by social workers from Child Protective Services,” the source said. “Once in the presence of her parents, and the second time, Willow was alone with the social workers.”
The source continued, “This is how all investigations are handled. Both Will and Jada have also been questioned. At this point, the investigation remains open, and won’t be closed for at least another few weeks.”
“Will and Jada have been extremely cooperative with officials,” according to the source. “Of course, they aren’t happy that their parenting skills are under scrutiny, but they understand.”

Boko Haram men kill 34 in fresh attacks on 3 villages in Borno state

According to Sahara Reporters, Boko Haram men, yesterday May 22nd, launched fresh attacks on 3 villages in Borno state killing 34 people. Kerenuwa village in Marte, Kimba in Biu and Kukumba in Chibok were all attacked. These are the same communities that have been in the news since the abduction of over 200 girls in a secondary school in Chibok.

Photos: The Opening of Lo'Lavita Hair Flagship

Everyone knows Lo’Lavita Hair has become one of the trusted names for the right choice in human hair extensions and wig brand as well as a chain of studio salon service centers. Our Lekki retail hair store and studio salon quickly became a HAIRven for the 21st century woman. Now, we proudly introduce you to the Lo’Lavita Flagship Centre, a superior hair showroom with a wider assortment of luxury human hair and wigs, a bigger and more luxurious studio salon service center housing a fully equipped Spa, as well as Nigeria’s first beauty call centre. continue...

...and the circus step out in Paris...:-). Stylish family!

 
Jay Z allegedly said 'the circus goes to Paris' when asked about Kimye's wedding re; my title...:-).

The family stepped out for a luxurious wedding brunch thrown by famed designer Valentino at his/the famed castle - Château de Wideville today in Crespières/Davron, France. Kim and Kanye stepped out in Valentino Couture. See more photos after the cut...

Wazobia FM OAP’s Yaw and Nedu Renew MTN Endorsement Deal

Wazobia FM’s hilarious duo, Yaw (Steve Onu) and Nedu (Chinedu Ani) recently renewed their MTN endorsement deals at the UPGMC office on wednesday, 21st May 2014. 

The comedians were the host for the MTN Loud in Naija concert 2013 which toured over six states in Nigeria and to which many other states would be considered this year 2014. 

Yaw and Nedu will be front-runners for MTN events, commercials, skits and other various content from the telecom firm. Congrats to them both!

President Jonathan signs 2014 budget

The 2014 budget has been signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan. The president signed the budget into law this morning, May 23rd, after the statutory process of legislative scrutiny was completed.

Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, and the DG of the Budget Office are expected to address the press later today on the budget signing.

Ugandan President mocks Pres. Jonathan for accepting international assistance

He actually made an ignorant statement (my opinion). While speaking at a campaign rally recently, Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni mocked President Jonathan for accepting foreign assistance to help fight Boko Haram. The former guerrila fighter said he'd rather commit suicide than ask the international community to protect his people against terrorists
“I have never called the United Nations to guard us. Me, Yoweri Museveni to say that I have failed to protect my people and I call on the UN: I would rather hang myself. We prioritized national security by developing a strong Army, otherwise our Uganda would be like DRC, South Sudan, Somalia or Nigeria where militias have disappeared with school children.
“It would be a vote of no confidence in our country and citizens if we cannot guarantee our security. What kind of persons would we be?” He said

For Coloured Girls stage play is back again June 15th @ Eko Hotel

Flytime Promotions, Nigeria’s premier entertainment-solutions provider, has once again teamed up with award-winning Nigerian playwright and stage director, WoleOguntokun, to present the worldwide hit stage play - “ForColouredGirlsWhoHaveConsideredSuicide/WhenTheRainbowisEnuf.”

Produced by ´Keke Hammond, the multi-award winning play written by NtozakeShange premiered on the Nigerian stage in December 2011 to critical acclaim, bringing together some of the best actors in the country before a cumulative crowd of more than 4000 people. Continue...

Pics from the final set up for Kim & Kanye's wedding in Florence

The couple will marry tomorrow at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence. See more photos after the cut

UN blacklists Boko Haram

The United Nation Security Council committee yesterday May 22nd blacklisted Islamic sect Boko haram after the Nigerian government on Wednesday May 21st made a request asking for the sect to be blacklisted.
 
A statement released by the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power says the move was to help close all avenue of funding received by Boko Haram members
"Today, the Security Council took an important step in support of the government of Nigeria’s efforts to defeat Boko Haram and hold its murderous leadership accountable for atrocities. By adding Boko Haram to the U.N.’s 1267 (al Qaeda) sanctions list, the Security Council has helped to close off important avenues of funding, travel and weapons to Boko Haram, and shown global unity against their savage actions,”
With this blacklisting, it makes it an offence for any country or individual to provide any form of support to Boko Haram. The group is now subject to an international asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.

Nicki Minaj responds to a Forbes article claiming Iggy Azalea runs Hip Hop

Nicki Minaj has responded to a Forbes article published on May 19th titled “Hip Hop Is Run By a White, Blonde, Australian Woman.”, describing rapper Izzy Azalea as the new princess of hip hop. The mag said while Minaj has been 'oddly quiet for months', Iggy's rise in the charts has been swift.

The comment made Nicki feel some type of way and when asked about it on Power 105′s The Breakfast Club yesterday, Nicki said;
“Listen. All Forbes needs to worry about is my finances and when I’m going to be selling Myx Fusions for $250 million. That’s all they need to worry about. We rely on hip-hop connoisseurs and blogs for that kind of information. So we appreciate it, but no thank you.”

Mr 2kay returns with Summer Girl

After a successful exploit of his last UK single Bubugaga remix, Mr 2kay is back with another single titled Summer girl (Samba). The electrifying sound fused with his afro-pop sound and style will definitely get you feeling like you are at the peak of summer which is not far away

Summer Girl is expected to be released officially in the UK on the 27th of July 2014. As a mark of appreciation and respect for his origin Nigeria; “Summer Girl” is now available to fans of music in Nigeria and across Africa. 

Lyric Video Link: http://bit.ly/1j62jHX
#SummerGirl Download Link: http://bit.ly/1lMe5tR

Quote of the day from President Jonathan

During a #‎BringBackOurGirls protest in Abuja yesterday, president Jonathan told protesters to direct their anger at Boko Haram and not at the government. He spoke through the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Olajumoke Akinjide, who addressed the protesters;
“We must be careful not to politicize the campaign against terrorism. When a bomb goes off in Kabul, Afghanistan, the people of Afghanistan do not blame the government, they blame the terrorists.
“When a bomb goes off in Baghdad, Iraq, the people of Iraq do not blame the government, they blame the terrorists. When a bomb goes off in Islamabad, Pakistan, the people of Pakistan do not blame the government, they blame the terrorists. When a bomb goes off in Nigeria, we must all unite to fight the terrorists."

Tonto Dikeh says she wasn't subbing Adaeze Yobo

Tonto say this post yesterday wasn't about Adaeze. The timing though...

New arrivals at Crystal-Claire Collection

'Crystal-Claire Collection' is back with a more vibrant, fabulous and totally alluring collection of Jewelry...Necklaces, Bracelets, Rings, Chic Sunglasses, Scarves, Hair Accessories, and what not...We sell them all. We are possibly the self acclaimed Queens of jewelry. Jewelry for Women, Men, Kids...everyone.

 Satisfy your Accessories/Jewelry needs by visiting our online store, place your order, and we deliver them right to you in seconds. Limited items on new products available...Go ahead and shop now. See many beautiful pieces after the cut...

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