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Saturday, 9 August 2014

That Idris Elba bulge?...Yeah well, it was a wire mic

I'm sure Idris is well endowed..but he's not this well endowed. Hours after these pics of him with a massive bulge sparked a buzz on the internet, the actor took to twitter to explain that it was just a wire mic. He was on the set of a movie when the pics were taken. Mystery solved!...:-)

Miss Tourism 2014 stunning in sheer black April By Kunbi dress

MBGN 2014 2nd runner up and Miss Tourism 2014 Chinyere Adogu wore this sheer April by Kunbi dress to the Miss Charismatic beauty pageant which held tonight at Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos. See what MBGN 2014 Iheoma Nnadi wore to the event after the cut....

Unilever Nigeria Launches New Pepsodent Gel Toothpaste

As parts of efforts to reduce the prevalence of oral health problems in Nigeria, Unilever Nigeria Plc unveiled the New Pepsodent gel toothpaste  with over 1000 school children parents, teachers and the EXCO members of the Nigerian Dental Association in attendance. 

Speaking at the event  in Lagos, Brand Building Director, Unilever Nigeria, David Okeme, said in order to let your kids get stronger teeth for the future, it is important to stay healthy and avoid oral care problems. Continue...

Delta Governor’s aide, Sunny Ofili, traditional ruler die in auto crash

The special adviser to the Delta State governor on information and communication technology (ICT) Sunny Ofili (pictured above), and the Obi of Issele-Uku, Henry Ezeagwunam, died today August 9th in a fatal car crash in Delta state.

Mr Ofili, Mr Ezeagwunam, who was driving and his son were traveling in an SUV when they crashed into a stationery lorry laden with gravel at Otulu Junction on the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha expressway. The car somersaulted several times and burst into flames. All three passengers were burnt to death

Late Mr Ofili used to be a blogger based in Maryland, USA  and edited a website called 'Times of Nigeria" before moving to Nigeria to work for the government. He had indicated interest in running for a seat in the Delta State House of Assembly before his unfortunate passing. May their souls RIP.

Kunle Afolayan says he and his brother were isolated from others in Seychelles

And the discrimination against West Africans have begun...not that I blame them...but it doesn't stop you from feeling shitty...

Meet Kendall Jenner's new boyfriend, he's 25, a model & a basketball player

18 year old Kendall Jenner has a new man...and she's already introduced him to her family. The new boyfriend is 25 year old NBA player Chandler Parsons. Chandler models occasionally and recently signed a $46million, three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

Kendall's mum Kris Jenner reportedly set the two up on a date a few weeks back after meeting Chandler at an event. Kris was said to be blown away by not only his good looks, but his promising basketball future...and when she found out he was single, she set him up on a date with her model daughter. Kendall and Chandler have reportedly been inseparable since meeting. See more pics of the lovely looking man after the cut...

Half Of A Yellow Sun Sets New Cinema Record...

Half of a Yellow Sun’ which was released into the Nigerian cinemas on the 1st of August has set a new record in box office figures. The movie is right now at the number one spot in Nigerian cinemas, ahead of Marvel Studio’s ‘Guardian of Galaxy’.

The movie has been able to surpass other box office trailblazers for first weekend figures; Last Flight to Abuja made (N8.35Million), Phone Swap (N3.72Million), Maami (N3.30Million), and The Return of Jennifer (N10Million). Continue...

Man who posed as Nigerian prince jailed for 7 years in the UK over immigration scam

A conman who posed as a Nigerian prince in high society while masterminding massive immigration scam has been jailed for 7 years in the UK. The man who called himself His Royal Highness Prince Yilkyes Bala Finok Tonglele PhD State Crown Prince’ was found guilty of using false and stolen IDs to help over 100 people to get into the UK. Find the full reports from UK Daily Mail UK below...
Posing as a member of the Nigerian Royal family, he mingled with diplomats, captains of industry and senior police officers.
Dr Yilkyes Bala was chauffeur-driven in a black Bentley and hosted sumptuous dinners at the Dorchester to mix with society’s elite. But the supposedly flourishing businessman was in fact a criminal mastermind responsible for an ambitious immigration racket.

Graphic pics: ISIS behead Christian children + Horrific pics of ISIS atrocities

Islamist Militant group ISIS has been killing non-Muslims in many cities in Iraq and Syria in their effort to eradicate the Christian faith in the countries...and they are not sparing children. There's been several executions of believers, including crucifixions and the beheadings of children. The children's heads are being erected on poles in a city park according to an eyewitness who spoke with CNN.
"There is a park in Mosul where they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and have them in the park. The world hasn't seen this kind of atrocity in generations"  a prominent Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo told CNN
See some of the horrific photos + images of extreme brutality by ISIS on their prisoners. Members of the Sunni Shaitat tribe are taken from their homes rounded up and marched to their deaths. ISIS shared some these horrific images online. Continue...

Photos: Idris Elba and his massive bulge hit the streets of London

Is that Photoshop or that's really all him? The actor pictured above working on set of his new film A Hundred Streets, on a street in London yesterday. Is he wearing a prop or that's his junk? #Lawdhavemercy! See another pic after the cut...

Diamond Bank partners with MTN to unveil Diamond Y'ello account

The era of mobile telephone banking in Nigeria received a huge boost on Friday, August 8, 2014, as one of Nigeria’s leading banks, Diamond Bank Plc in partnership with MTN Nigeria, officially unveiled the “Diamond Y’ello Account” (DYA) in Lagos.

The ceremony which was held at The Wheat baker Hotels, Ikoyi, Lagos was attended bysenior management of Diamond Bank Plc and MTN. Continue...

Sarah Ofili puts her hot butt on display (photos)

The model and designer is currently on vacation in Spain...see another pic after the cut...

Do you have any suggestions on what the government should do about the Ebola epidermic?

Yesterday President Jonathan declared an Emergency on Ebola. This thing is apparently more serious than some of us think. Reno Omokri tweeted today asking people for their suggestions on what the government should do in addition to what they are already doing. Do you have any suggestions?

US Ebola patient Dr. Kent Brantly speaks out - read his statement

Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the two US doctors who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, has spoken out for the first time. He released a statement from his isolation room at Emory University in Atlanta where he's being treated after he was flown out of Liberia last week. He is the first Ebola patient to receive experimental serum, ZMapp. Below is the statement Brantly released to the media yesterday
“I am writing this update from my isolation room at Emory University Hospital, where the doctors and nurses are providing the very best care possible. I am growing stronger every day, and I thank God for His mercy as I have wrestled with this terrible disease. I also want to extend my deep and sincere thanks to all of you who have been praying for my recovery as well as for Nancy and for the people of Liberia and West Africa.
“My wife Amber and I, along with our two children, did not move to Liberia for the specific purpose of fighting Ebola. We went to Liberia because we believe God called us to serve Him at ELWA Hospital." Continue...

TopDown Deals Summer Blowout!

Topdowndeals.com.ng/, one of Nigeria's largest Online Gaming Store that brought you great promotions such as “Xbox 360 Consoles for N15,000” and “PlayStation Appreciation Month” is at it again. End your summer break with our Annual “PS3 Game Blow Out” Sales. 


With 184 New PS3 Games starting at N2,500 and over 100 Used PS3 Games  starting at N1.000 with another 20-40% off taken off the regular price. 

Damilola Adegbite shows off her engagement ring from Chris Attoh

The actress just shared the diamond engagement ring she received from her boo, actor Chris Attoh, on her instagram page and wrote what you see above. Big congrats to them...

Fear of Ebola: See Air Hostesses on a West African flight

This is supposedly a pic of air hostesses on a West African flight. The person who sent in the pic gave the name of the country and airline but since I have no way of confirming it, we will leave that out. Meanwhile continue to see how attendants at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos collect money now...

Photos: Ex-beauty queen Munachi Abii debuts new afro look

Guess she's TeamNatural now. Former beauty queen turned rapper Munachi Abii debuted her new 'Afro' look a few days ago. She's ditched the weaves and is now rocking her natural hair. Pictured above at an event in Lagos yesterday. See another pic after the cut...

ISIS threatens US with war after airstrikes, tweet photos of dead US soldiers, vow to blow up US embassies

Few hours after the US launched devastating 'targeted airstrikes' on Islamist militants ISIS, who have seized many towns in Iraq and are killing non-Muslims, the Jihadist group has vowed to 'raise their flag at the White House". 

Some members and supporters of the terrorist group took to twitter yesterday to threaten the US with war. They tweeted gruesome pics of dead American soldiers from the previous war in the country, U.S. marines hung from bridges in Fallujah, decapitated men, human heads on spikes, and pics from the deadly attack on US on 9/11. They also vowed to blow up US embassies.

With the hashtag #AmessagefromISIStoUS, over 2000 threatening tweets were posted on Twitter. One member wrote "This is a message is for every American citizen. You are the target of every Muslim in the world wherever you are.'. Another one wrote "ready to cut your heads dear Americans O sons of bitches. Come quickly.'

Reacting, a US military official said ISIS is yet to know the full power of the US military force and will soon find out what they are capable of. Continue to see more tweets...

Mikap Nigeria Ltd unveils Nigeria's premier locally produced rice Miva Rice

Nigeria's Leading Agricultural Company, Mikap Nigeria Ltd, is the producer of Nigeria's premier locally produced rice: Miva Rice. 

In production since 2011 Miva rice, as a rice brand, stands out from the competition with its many distinguishing factors and unique attributes. Miva Rice is completely produced in Nigeria where the purity and wholesomeness of the rice is ensured through the advanced technology used in harvesting and milling the rice grains. Continue...

Iyanya & his leading lady get cosy in BTS pics from his new music video

Iyanya recently shot the video for his new hit single, Mr Oreo, in Brooklyn, New York, directed by The Mega Boi. The video was shot in an upscale apartment in one of New York’s most populous neighborhoods and I have the behind the scenes photos. Continue to see more pics...

"Burna Boy didn’t fire me" - his mum speaks for the first time

A few weeks ago, music sensation Burna Boy took to Twitter to announce that his mum, Bose Ogulu was no longer his manager (read here). Speaking for the first time about it, his mum insists she wasn't fired and she still manages most of his business affairs.

Mrs Ogulu tells Punch
“I was not in the country when the story broke and I have said I would not make any comment on it because it is totally unimportant. Whether I am his manager or not, he is my child and there is no role bigger than that. I am so shocked about how people made a big deal of the issue. I am not a musician or an entertainer, so I don’t owe anyone an explanation but he has done enough." Continue....

Music star Dan Hausawa and ex-beauty queen Ochanya release pre-wedding pics

The name might not sound familiar to you but Dan Hausawa is quite popular in the Northern part of Nigeria. The Kaduna based music star popularly known as DH and his fiance, former beauty queen Ochanya Itodo, have released their pre-wedding photos.

The traditional wedding is scheduled to hold in Benue state, the home town of the bride-to-be this month. Continue to see more pics...

Summer Specials $199/daily rate at Twelve Hotel & Residences

Twelve Hotel & Residences at 400 W. Peachtree street, Atlanta Georgia, boasts of beautiful balcony view of midtown Atlanla. One bedroom/one bathroom with Hardwood floors. Summer Specials at $199/daily rate. Continue to read more about the hotel and see photos...

Friday, 8 August 2014

America to the rescue. US military begin airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq

Less than a day after US president Barack Obama authorized US airstrikes on Islamist militants, ISIS, in Iraq, American military jets have launched devastating air raids, killing many ISIS members.

This afternoon two F18 warplanes attacked ISIS and their vehicles with 500lb laser-guided bombs.

ISIS is said to be the most well equipped and richest terror group in the world after they sized weapons from Iraqi military and also took weapons left behind by the US after they left Iraq in 2011. Some months back, they attacked Iraqi central bank and took $400million in cash.

America has also dropped relief supplies to hundreds of thousands of non-Muslim who are trapped in Sinjar mountains after fleeing their homes following deadly attacks by ISIS.

If interested, you can read all about the 'targeted airstrikes' on CNN - here

See Covenant University mobile phone outlaw undertaking...:-)

A Covenant University student just tweeted this picture of their school's phone outlaw undertaking form that all students are required to sign as they prepare for the next semester. Now see their laptop agreement form after the cut...

Photos: Lagos State sets up Isolation Wards for Ebola victims

Lagos State Government has built Isolation Centers for patients with symptoms of the Ebola virus at the Mainland Hospital in Yaba. The isolation ward is situated at the back of the hospital and are tents
under which patients are camped and fenced in with planks. 

The isolation centre was built to help contain the situation and reduce possible spread of the disease.

Lagos Governor Babatunde Fashola, Commissioners for Health, Dr Jide Idris, and Special Adviser on Public Health, Dr Yewande Adeshina visited the place today and said the facility is ready for use. 

See what the Isolation centre looks like after the cut...

Omoni Oboli responds to critics who question her directorial ability

Actress Omoni Oboli recently produced and directed her first movie 'Being Mrs Elliott' and some people took her up and questioned her credentials and ability to direct a movie. Omoni Oboli responded to the critics and below is her response...
"I have the needed education, experience and on the job training. I did not jump into the ocean without a life jacket. I had a life jacket, rescue team and a well-equipped first aid box, which stands for my training at New York Film Academy, my experience as an actress and my on the job training. I can proudly say that producing 'Being Mrs Elliott'  is a step in the right direction.” Continue...

Pics: NNPC shuts down clinic in Lagos over suspected patient with Ebola virus

There was panic in Victoria Island today after a suspected Ebola patient was found to be admitted at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC clinic on Muri Okunola.

The patient was said to have first been admitted at First Consultant Medical Centre around the same time Liberian Patrick Sawyer was being treated at the clinic. Men suited in white safety clothing and an ambulance were seen at the hospital around one 1pm today.

Though there's no definite confirmation that the patient is infected with Ebola, the Management of NNPC Clinic this evening announced the indefinite shutdown of the clinic.

The management said its a pre-emptive step and also said they have reported the issue to the Federal Ministry of Health as well as officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Health. More pics after the cut

Tameka Raymond opens up about marriage to Usher

In the sit down with VH1 Tameka Raymond opened up about the pressures of being married to Usher in a promo for her new reality show, Atlanta Exes…
"I met my ex-husband about 14 years ago when I was working with him as a fashion stylist. Over the time that I worked for him we became very good friends. He was like my best friend. We talked about everything, we had so many interests in common. And over time our relationships dissolved around us and we ended up going on a few dates."
"For me, my life changed a lot in being married to him. I had to kind of be a little more conscious and cognizant of things that I did, that I said, that I tweeted, that I ate (laughs). Continue..

GEJ declares national emergency on Ebola, approves N1.9b special intervention fund

Below is the State House press release...
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Friday in Abuja declared the control and containment of the Ebola virus in Nigeria, a National Emergency.

Accordingly, the President has directed the Federal Ministry of Health to work in collaboration with the State Ministries of Health, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other relevant agencies to ensure that all possible steps are taken to effectively contain the threat of the Ebola virus  in line with international protocols and best practices. Continue...

Bacardi Nigeria Trains Bartenders In Lagos

Bacardi Nigeria a member of the Bacardi Martini Group and a local representatives of some of the world’s leading alcoholic drinks including; Grey Goose Vodka, Bombay Sapphire, Martini, and Bacardi, held a one week training programme for bartenders in Lagos last week. Continue...

Singer Omarion shares adorable pics of himself & his new born son

R&B singer Omarion and his girlfriend Apryl Jones welcomed their first child together yesterday 7th August. The first time dad shared these adorable pics of himself with his new born son, Megaa Omari Grandberry. In one of the pics, Omarion wrote;
"God is the realist! I witnessed a miracle. My soul mate Apryl is so strong! Not only did she have a un medicated birth (no drugs) she did it at home. Naturally. Just like my mom had me. I love you. thank you for having my legacy. I'll forever belong to you and you will forever be tied to me. Creating a child takes no love or skill but being a parent requires lots of both. Thanks for watching me grow"
I don't know what I like to see more...hot dudes or new born babies. I think the latter...:-)

Ex MBGN Anna Ebiere shares pics from her new photoshoot

The former beauty queen shared these stunning photos from her recent photo shoot. Almost doesn't look like her! See another pic after the cut...

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