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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Alibaba calls out soldiers over yesterday's attack

The comedian took to twitter to express his thoughts over yesterday's rampage by Nigerian soldiers on Ikorodu road after one of their colleagues was allegedly killed by a BRT bus. Continue to see more tweets...

53 Boko Haram members killed after daring attack on military base

The Nigerian military released a statement today stating that they killed over 50 terrorists yesterday after a daring attack on a military base in Damboa, Borno state. Find the statement signed by military spokesperson Major General Chris Olukolade below...
Over 50 terrorists died as troops repelled a daring attack on troops’ locations in Damboa, Borno State yesterday night.  The terrorists had stormed the troops’ bases and police locations while most of the troops were out on patrol of surrounding villages.
A total of 5 soldiers and a senior officer were also killed while repelling the attack. A cordon and search of the locality is ongoing, while the bodies of the fallen soldiers have been recovered and deposited in the military morgue. The wounded are also receiving treatment in the military medical facility.

Behind the scenes pics: Danagog ft Davido - Bamidele (starring Emma Nyra)

Davido is unarguably the most featured artiste in Nigeria at the moment, from one artiste to the other.
His latest conquest is with his own HKN artiste — Danagog. Danagog is set to drop a brand new single and music video, “Bamidele”. The single – which was produced by Shizzi and also features Davido – will be Danagog’s second single release under HKN Music. He debuted earlier in the year with Pelemo.. listen here Continue...

Jay Z and Beyonce cut ties with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian?

It looks like the Carters feel the Wests are bad for their image! Sources claim Jay Z and Beyonce have cut all contact with Kanye West and refuse to let Blue Ivy have a play-date with North West…

From OK Magazine
An insider tells OK! that Jay Z and Beyonce have ceased all contact with pal Kanye West and his bride Kim Kardashian, who had spent the last two years pushing to get closer to the stars.
“When the rappers were on tour, Beyonce was forced to sit with Kim at shows and hang with her after, and she put up with it through gritted teeth,” says the source.Continue...

Photos from Justice Oputa's burial

Charly's father and former Supreme Court judge, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa who died on May 4th was buried on Saturday, June 28, at his Oguta home town in Imo State. Charly Boy shared photos from the burial. See more photos after the cut...

Brazilian striker Neymar ruled out of the 2014 World Cup

Brazilian striker Neymar has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2014 World Cup after suffering a fractured vertebrae during Brazil's quarter-final match against Colombia yesterday.

Brazilian Team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar revealed the unfortunate news to Brazil's SportTV:
"Neymar had a scan, which confirmed he had fractured his third vertebra. It's not serious in the sense that it doesn't need surgery, but he’s in pain and he’ll need to immobilise it to recover. He’ll have to have it immobilised with a belt for a few weeks to be able to get back to full mobility. Unfortunately, he's not going to be able to play." he said
Neymar, who suffered the injury after colliding with another player, was carried off in tears on a stretcher towards the end of their 2-1 victory over Colombia. He will be unable to play for about a month, ruling him out of Tuesday's semi-final against Germany.

New Video: ES Plus - Yekelemo

ES Plus has released the video for his hit single "Yekelemo". The spiritual video is a maddening hodgepodge of imagery featuring various classic scenes. Directed by Adasa Cookey. Enjoy...

Meet the 31 contestants of the 2014 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant

The 2014 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant will hold in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state on July 18th. See the faces of the 31 contestants vying for the crown. Continue to see more photos...

Did she or did she not get booty implant?

Some media sources are claiming that Chris Brown's girlfriend Karrueche Tran is the latest celeb to get butt implants. The pic on the left and centre shows Karrueche's butt before. The one on the right is a pic Chris Brown shared on his instagram page yesterday. Chris has shared two butt pictures of Kae in the last two weeks, like he wants his fans to notice something. And they have, asking him how much he paid to get her a new butt. See the other pic Chris Tweeted two weeks ago after the cut.

Lifesizedoll launches online clothing store ( video)

Lifesizedoll is a global fashion & lifestyle brand with premium quality clothing and limited pieces. LSD is a highstreet fashion e-retailer, a destination for the eccentric, liberated & fun fearless female. Go ahead  & splurge!  You can watch teaser here; http://lifesizedoll.com.ng/video. Continue...

Ban on Hijab in Lagos: Court fixes September 26 for judgment

Months after the use of Hijab by female students was banned in all public primary and secondary schools in Lagos State, a Lagos High Court in Ikeja has fixed September 26 to deliver judgment in a suit filed by the Muslim Student Association of Nigeria against the Lagos State Government.

Counsel to the students, Mr Gani Adetola-Kaseem in his arguments in court yesterday Friday July 4th maintained that the essence of wearing Hijab by Muslim females is to prevent them from tempting people of the opposite sex or being tempted by them and also to protect their chastity. Continue...

Keep your eyes on the cross and tell us what you see...

These are the faces of film stars Liv Tyler and Tom Cruise. But if you keep your eyes on the cross for a few minutes...you will see something. May be scary! Try it and tell us what you see...

How police removed 'murder' charge against Ejigbo "pepper-trators" - by Joe Odumakin

Dr Joe Odumakin (pictured right) is a women's rights activist and the president of the rights groups, Women Arise for Change Initiative. She spearheaded the arrest of the men who tortured three Ejigbo women last year. The men were recently arraigned in court for conspiring to murder. But it's no longer certain that one of the victims, Juliana, is dead. What Dr. Joe wrote below...
Until that day some two months ago after we returned from Benin Republic to get clearance from their Interpol to excavate Juliana's body on forensic examination, I still carried the believe in my head that Juliana was underneath the mold of earth, near which I stood to promise her justice.
Maybe till now, I still do, because it sounds strange and mysterious to me that a family we had stood solidly for, even when we were yet to know or meet with them, carrying out protests and disturbing every institution for investigations, would turn back and suddenly change their story, which they made us in turn share to the world. Continue..

Leather World 20th anniversary sales, up to 50% off

LeatherWorld Ltd, Nigeria¹s foremost furniture and interior company, celebrates its 20th Anniversary with an incredible sale of up to 50% off on purchases made on all home and office furniture and accessories.

Speaking with the Managing Director, Laide Usman on Leather World¹s 20th Anniversary, she said, "It has been two decades of dynamic adventure into the world of furniture crafted to perfection and providing Nigerian homes with timeless quality furniture. To our clients and partners, we are grateful and for this reason, we are offering customers 14 days of luxurious furniture at its best with a discount of up to 50% in all of our branches nationwide." Continue...

Kanye West gets booed on stage after he launches into '20-min rant'

Kanye West's self-entitlement continued on Friday night after he launched into a 20-minute rant mid performance at the London Wireless Festival. Kanye paused his performance to talk to the crowd about discrimination in the fashion industry and his promise to marry Kim seven years ago.
"People be looking at me like I got a problem or something. Like I’m uncontrollable, that I do what I’m not supposed to do.’ Turning his attention to the media, Kanye said ‘They control everyone with rumours & lies. They steal you from you & sell you back to you.’
To the crowd, Kanye asked: ‘How many people here think they’re awesome and have had people say they’re not their whole lives? What have I ever done other than believe in myself?’
They say they won’t negotiate with celebrities…like I’m a terrorist or stupid. I’m not going to name names, I’m not going to mention any names but... Nike, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Don't discriminate against me 'cos I'm a black man making music.
What he said about Kim and his promise to marry her seven years ago after the cut...

'BRT bus did not kill any soldier' - LAGBUS official explains what really happened

LAGBUS Asset Management Limited, operators of BRT buses have denied that one of their buses killed a soldier. Soldiers went on a rampage yesterday around the Palmgrove area of Lagos, stopping BRT buses, asking passengers to get down, beating the drivers, destroying the buses before eventually setting them on fire. The damage yesterday is said to be worth over N100million.

But speaking about it, a LAGBUS official said they had nothing to do with it, explaining that they only found a corpse in their bus and went to report it to the police;
"By 10 p.m. last night, one of our buses broke down at Onipanu; by 11 p.m., a rescue team with a van went to the scene to tow the bus. Unfortunately, area boys started stoning our team which made our men to leave. Meanwhile, the driver put on hazard lights and C- Caution to alert motorists of the breakdown. Continue...

MBGN and other beauty pageants should be banned- Etcetera writes

Etcetera now shares his opinion about pageants in Nigeria. He thinks it should be banned...lol. That won't happen. Pageants have been around for decades and will be around for many years to come. I absolutely do not agree with anything he wrote here but read for yourselves and share your thoughts.
Every year, thousands of girls compete in various beauty pageants across Nigeria. While the organisers may believe that they are helping our girls to feel “beautiful,” they are also in many other ways causing significant damage to the self-esteem and body perception of other girls. The girl who won may feel as beautiful as the prettiest woman ever created, but what about the girls who didn’t win? How do they feel? I spoke with some past contestants of one of the pageants (the girls that didn’t win) and asked them why they think they didn’t win, and this is what some of them said, “Because I wasn’t pretty enough,” “Because the organisers didn’t like me,” “Because it is a racket and who knows what she has offered,” etc. Things like this inspire jealousy, low self-esteem, and other self destructive behaviours such as self isolation, social anxiety, eating disorder, drug abuse, personality disorder, bitterness and social phobia among our girls. Continue...

Save a date! Monday July 7th, 2014

Show that those who believe in Nigeria outnumber those who wish to destroy it.

Download the logo or use the Nigeria flag as your display picture (DP) on all your social networks: BBM, Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram etc.

Join the greatest non-partisan non-governmental patriotic movement of our time! Visit and join the movement www.putnigeriafirst.org in all your thoughts, words and actions. 08177777100. Continue..

Aluu4: Continue to rest in peace!

RIP to the sons, brothers and friends we lost on October 5 2012 in the Aluu community of Rivers state. Hopefully, one day some people will be punished for their deaths.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Human Rights lawyer murdered in his home in Lagos

Human rights lawyer and social commentator, Barrister Kunle Fadipe (pictured above) was last night July 3rd  murdered at his residence at Harmony Estate near Karaole Estate, College Road in Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos.
 
According to reports, the estate where the late barrister lived was plunged into total darkness after power outage and the lawyer asked his son to go and turn on the generator. As his son made his way to the generator, a man armed with a knife accosted him and ordered him to take him to his father. As soon as the man got to Mr Fadipe, he stabbed him in the neck and back. His daughter who was at home immediately ran out of the house and called for help. Two security officials attached to the estate immediately ran there and were able to overpower the murderer. Continue..

Governor Fashola condemns military rampage today

Speaking with Channels TV this evening, Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola described today's action by the Nigerian Army as very disappointing, stating that they are public servants paid with tax payers money, so shouldn't behave in such a manner. He however said he's waiting for a formal report to know what really transpired.
"I spoke with the Brigadier General who said he was managing and controlling the situation. Nothing I have yet is verified. I am waiting for a formal report before we then can ventilate a position. There is allegation that somebody who was not supposed to be on the BRT route was on the BRT route. As far as I know if something happens to you while you are conducting an unlawful act, it's a criminal offense in its own sense. Its really disappointing to put it mildly that public servants, and that is what soldiers are, paid with tax payers money will act in a manner that is being suggested here, and I say this being suggested because I am waiting for official report to let me know really who played what role, what happened, whether or not even the brigade commander has been able to identify the people who were involved...but if it turns out to be true, it would be a very very irresponsible conduct to put it very mildly" he said.

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Love shoes? Got big feet? Then you need to be part of the PedisBox 2-day Clear Out Shoe Sale! You can enjoy up to 70% off on over 150 pairs of shoes in their clearance stock(in-s tore only). The first 10 customers to head over to their store  get an extra 10% off.

Date: Friday 4th – Sunday 6th July. Venue: 6A, Ologun Agbaje Street, off Adeola Odeku street, Victoria Island, Lagos. You can visit their website: www.pedisbox.com or call 08100801303, 01295530.
 

Ginuwine's wife lashes out at him for suggesting their daughter may be stripping

Two days ago, singer/dancer Ginuwine posted a picture of his 19 year old step-daughter surrounded by dollar bills on his instagram page and asked his followers if he should be alarmed, basically suggesting she may be a stripper, writing "Man I gotta stay home more this is getting catastrophic"

Well, he was dragged to hell and back by his followers who didn't think it was funny. And then his wife, rapper Sole lashed out at him on twitter for his crass idea a joke

See what she wrote and his reply after the cut...

Update on the bus driver that was shot twice at Oba Akran today

I told y'all earlier about a bus driver that was shot twice at close range today (read here) well, I have an update on the incident.

According to an eye-witness, trouble started when a bus driver, who was trying to avoid the traffic along Oba Akran road, climbed the pavement of a bank building so he could get in front of other vehicles.

A security operative went to the driver, told him to get off the pavement and return to the road. The two men started exchanging words. One thing led to another and the bus driver got down and started struggling with the gun the security man was holding. The security man shot him twice on the leg.

The area boys along that road who saw what happened got angry and descended on the bank and destroyed a lot of cars belonging to customers of the bank. (You will find the photos after the cut). The bus driver was taken to the hospital and the police eventually came to calm things down...

Gulder Ultimate Search, Bigger, Better and Back!

Are you ready for Anambra? The Jungles of Aguleri to be precise? Nigerian Breweries finally announced details of this year’s Gulder Ultimate Search at a media event in Lagos today and call for entry has now started. Continue...

Member of 90s R&B group Hi Five, arrested for killing his wife

A member of popular 90s R&B singing group Hi Five, Russell Neal (pictured left and right in the group pic) has been arrested for killing his wife, 24 year old Catherine 'Brasilia' Martinez.

According to reports, Russell walked into a Texas Sheriff's Office around 6 p.m on Wednesday July 2nd and told officers he'd killed his wife and needed a lawyer.

Neal's wife was found inside their West Houston home with multiple stab wounds and signs of blunt force trauma. The fitness model and aspiring boxer was pronounced dead at the scene. Continue

Dino Melaye denies hitting his first and second wives

In a text message his estranged second wife sent to his ex-wife, she claimed she was leaving after just six months of marriage because she could no longer take the abuse...(see that here) but Dino Melaye claims he never hit Alero and never hit his ex-wife, Tokunbo Fabiyi. See more tweets after the cut

Konga.com releases new marketplace commercia starring Omotola

Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the official Konga.com Marketplace television commercial! Some of you already know about Konga’s marketplace; a place where sellers can reach a nationwide audience with their products. We had a soft launch earlier this year but now, the marketplace is open to everyone. That means you too! Continue...

Guess who?

The guy on the left is a popular media practitioner...and...well, anything else I say will give him away but can you guess who he is?

Nigerian army blames this morning's attack at Palmgrove on area boys

Say what? The Nigerian Army has denied the involvement of its men in the vandalism and burning of some BRT buses this morning at Palmgrove, Ikorodu road.

Speaking with Premium Times, the Nigerian Army spokesperson, Olajide Olaleye, blamed area boys for the attack.
"It’s not true that the soldiers destroyed buses or set any bus on fire. What happened was that a BRT bus knocked down a soldier and killed him. As usual in Lagos, area boys gathered and a few soldiers stopped at the scene as well. The GOC has dispatched military policemen to the scene to help restore law and order,” Mr. Olaleye said.
Lol. Blame it on the area boys when there's photo evidence. 6 BRT buses and 3 other cars were burnt after the soldier's rampage this morning. Even a woman soldier waka join inside...continue...

Ireland’s Leading Digital Marketing Institution Launches Local Centre in Nigeria

The Digital Marketing Institute of Ireland is proud to announce that it has partnered with Wild Fusion Digital Centre in order to deliver Online Marketing training programme to Nigeria; the next training starts on the 14th of July, 2014. The goal of the two companies’ partnership is to provide professional Onlinel Marketing training to the entire African continent. Continue...

Update on the security man who was brutalized by soldiers this morning

Pictured above is the security man who was allegedly brutalized earlier this morning by soldiers at Palmgrove Estate after a BRT bus killed a soldier (Read here). He's currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos. See another pic after the cut...

Nigerian Troops arrest 3 female undercover operatives of Boko Haram

The Nigerian army have released a statement stating that they have arrested 3 women who worked as undercover operatives for Boko Haram. Find the statement below...
In the aftermath of the failed suicide bombing attempt on a military facility by a female terrorist who blew herself up in Gombe recently, troops have arrested three suspected female terrorists who have been secretly recruiting ladies into the female wing of the terrorists group. The suspects, Hafsat Usman Bako, Zainab Idris and Aisha Abubakar were intercepted while travelling to Madagali from where they were to transit to the forest to reunite with their cohorts. Continue...

Photo: Security operative allegedly shoots bus conductor in Ikeja

A bus conductor was allegedly shot twice at close range by soldiers at the Oba Akran area of Ikeja Lagos this afternoon. The person who took the pic above and posted it online, wrote;
"Soldiers just shot a conductor beside me!! Jesus!! Two shots!! At Oba Akran. Jesus!! At close range fa!!"
Will bring details later. Guess these soldiers are still angry. They need to stop please...

Merrybet Predict Week 4, Jackpot N4m. Week 3 winners emerge

The race for the Merrybet “Predict & Win” jackpotbecomes more intense,as six more people got a strikein week 3bringing the total number of persons with one strike to fifteen.

By this time next week, any of the fifteen could walk away with the N4,000,000 jackpot should they score an extra strike this week. Continue...

"Some of the Chibok girls are being raped and shot at on camera" - Nigerian senator claims

Senator Ahmed Zanna, who represents Borno Central in the Senate, was a guest on Sahara TV a while back where he made shocking revelations about the missing Chibok girls. He said over 500 women, including the Chibok girls, have so far been abducted and some of the girls have been raped and shot at on camera. What he said below...
"Actually the information I am getting, some of them are very disturbing. Although I don't want to mention but they are just raping the girls you know in camera and even showing them on video, releasing it to the public. You know somebody told me that they are being raped and in turn, it is the girl who was raped that came down and was seen kneeling down, begging the man to be patient. Do you know the reason why?....
They say when they rape them, they shoot them so therefore the girl after been raped, she curled down to the man, kneeling down and begging him to please be patient. Continue..

David and Victoria Beckham celebrate 15 years wedding anniversary

Victoria Beckham took to twitter to announce their 15th wedding anniversary. The couple, who have been together for 17 years, have 4 children. Happy anniversary to them. See another pic after the cut.

Dear LIB mums: what would you do if your child goes missing in school

A LIB mum says to ask this question;
"If you go to your child's school to pick him/her up and the school management starts looking for him...for almost 30 minutes...and eventually find him alone in an empty classroom (not his)..what would you do as a parent?

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