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Saturday, 17 January 2015

CNN interview: Boko Haram and Black West Africa not a priority

You want to know why world leaders gathered in France when 17 people were killed and none have particularly shown much interested in the madness happening in Northern Nigeria with Boko Haram? Well, it's because West Africa is not a priority to world leaders. Boko Haram is not a priority to the US. Wanted to share this video because this kinds of utterances need to be brought to the fore; this ultimately shows the way we as blacks or "Black West African" are viewed by advanced countries. Unbelievable. Please watch

Photos of the day

Here's a pic showing the entrance of an estate called Civic Center Estate in Owerri, Imo state, which is the resident of two PDP aspirants (Governor & Senatorial). They reportedly gathered here waiting for GEJ's arrival. Another pic after the cut...

OMG! See what Amber Rose just posted on Instagram (photos)

Someone CC Wiz Khalifa to come see his wife! I have a feeling this is for him. See another one after the cut...

New Video: Kcee - Turn by Turn

Here's the official video for Kcee's new single "Turn by Turn" directed by Clarence Peters. Enjoy..

Amaechi bars Jonathan from using State's stadium for campaign rally

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state has refused letting PDP use the state owned Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Igwurita-Ali for its presidential campaign slated for January 28th.

According to Thisday, PDP had written to the state government seeking permission to use the stadium for its presidential campaign but in its response, the government said the party could not use it as it was under construction, a position faulted by the PDP.

According to PDP, the APC had used that same stadium twice recently. Speaking on the matter, the state Chairman of PDP, Felix Obuah, said the stadium was built with Tax payers money and so should be available for use to everyone.

Nick and Mariah Carey divorce details + How much money Nick entered the marriage with

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey’s divorce details have just been released by TMZ. Read below..
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have a prenup with a confidentiality clause ... and if she blabs out of school she gets socked for twice what he'd have to pay if he violates it.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ...if Nick violates the confidentiality clause he has to pay her a $250,000 penalty, but if she spills the beans she has to pay him $500K.
And the prenup makes it clear ... Mariah came into the marriage with a boatload of money ... Nick, not so much.

BBA Tayo Faniran shares adorable photos of his son

OMG! He's soooo cute!

New Video: Leroy - Sherikoko

After the release of Kukbeat produced single titled ”Sherikoko”, fast rising singing sensation and sherikoko crooner Leroy who is signed under Averlen Entertainment, returns with the much awaited visual for "Sherikoko” shot by Gorilla films and co directed by @Unrashon, starring @emmygeettl. It was shot in various locations in South Africa. Enjoy...

227 Nigerian soldiers protest unlawful dismissal

227 soldiers serving in the North Eastern zone of Nigeria have protested their alleged dismissal from the Nigerian Army by the General Officer Commanding 3 Armoured Division Jos, Plateau State.

According to Leadership, the protesting soldiers led by Sergeant Abiona Elisha stormed the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Plateau state secretariat yesterday January 16th, holding placards calling for their reinstatement into the army.

Oyo state Governor's daughter & her hubby loved up in new pics

Abisola Kola-Daisi and her husband Kola loved up before heading to her father's campaign rally in Oyo state today. See where the husband's hand is in the middle picture.....better man! :-)

More pictures from Michael Demuren's wedding in Dubai today...

You've seen the groom, here are some pics of the bride, her train and more guests. Michael Demuren is the son of former NCAA boss, Segun Demuren. See more photos after the cut...

LIB reader who died in hotel during Calabar Festival to be laid to rest

The remains of Lawman Eberechi Kalu, an ardent LIB reader (according to his friends) 27, who lost his life during the 2014 Calabar Festival will be laid to rest on January 30, 2015.

Mr. Kalu who met his tragic death when fire broke out in the hotel he was staying, tried to jump out from the hotel window but met his death instead of a safe landing. A release by the family has it that the remains Eberechi Kalu who hailed from Ututu Arochukwu in Abia State will depart Allied Mortuary for his home town where he would be laid to rest by 10 am.

Lawman’s sad death which happened on Dec. 28, 2014 has sent his family and friends into mourning. May his soul rest in peace. Amen!

Photo: Young girl goes missing in Ogba, Lagos

15 year old Paulina Ojeka Ogwuledwu, pictured above has been declared missing by her family. According to her Uncle, a pastor with Baptist Church in Ogba, who spoke with LIB, Paulina, an indigene of Benue state, was last seen on Wednesday January 14th. She lived with her Uncle in Ogba and is an apprentice with a fashion outlet in Ogba. On the day she went missing, Paulina had gone for her training and returned in the evening but later left the house and up until today has not returned.

Anyone with information about her whereabout should please call 08027186422 or 08060168569 or contact the nearest police station.

An open letter to my ex-husband's new girlfriend - Tina Plantamura

Tina Plantamura (pictured above - I think) sent an open letter to her ex-husband's new girlfriend and the letter has gone viral. Found it on App.com and decided to share. Read below...
You must be cringing as you read this. You must be thinking I'm going to school you on how to treat your new boyfriend. You must be thinking I'm going to lay down some laws about how to treat my children.
That is not at all what this letter is about. I would like to welcome you.
Welcome to this unique dynamic of "modern family." Welcome to the way we wing this life and this relationship. Yes, I said relationship, but not by its standard definition.

Photos: LIB reader wins Miss Niger Delta Diaspora

Beautiful LIB reader Josephine Prebor beat other beauty queen hopefuls to win the 2015 Miss Niger Delta Diaspora Beauty pageant. The Delta State born queen is a post graduate student at the University of East London studying Biotechnology and management (Msc), Biomedical Technology (1st degree). Josephine was also one time Face of Unity. Big congrats to her. More pics after the cut

Hurry up! We are giving discounts!!

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Bobby Brown says he and Whitney Houston cheated on each other

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston were married for 15 years (1993-2007) and Bobby says they cheated on each other through out their loving, turbulent marriage. In an interview with Access Hollywood set to air today Jan. 17th, after Whitney's Lifetime biopic airs, Bobby opened up about the cheating rumours that followed the couple for years.
"There was infidelity in the marriage, yes, on both parts. Both of us cheated on each other - period. So that's hard to swallow for both of us. I just think when two people that love each other as much as we loved each other, when they start drifting apart, different people come into the situation, into the scenario, and we make mistakes. We're human.' he said.

Photos from the accident along Naze road in Owerri

This accident happened yesterday morning along Maze road in Owerri. A car hit the Okada man who immediately became unconscious and they rushed him to the hospital. Other victims survived the accident but had injuries. More pics after the cut...

Late Queen Esther Kanu laid to rest

Queen of Aso Ambassador and MBGN contestant, Esther Kanu, who died on January 7th from Cardiac Arrest at 24 was laid to rest in Lagos yesterday Jan. 16th. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.

Malta Guinness Game On contestants get support from Okocha, Joke Silva, other stars

On Sunday’s episode of Malta Guinness Game On Jay Jay Okocha, Joke Silva, Saka, Toke Makinwa, Bovi, Mai Atafo and Charles Okafor joined contestants of the Game On TV reality show who were faced with the challenge of making a 5 min documentary depicting stories representing their captain’s rise.

Both Team captains got the support of their industry friends to ensure that their separate teams emerged winners of the film making challenge

Madam, you can't be praying to God dressed like that na! Lol

Hahaha! Strippers praying together before climbing the pole. There has to be something wrong with that...lol

An Open Letter to Nigeria’s President by Hafsat Abiola

Hafsat Abiola is a human rights, civil rights and democracy activist, founder of the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), and daughter of late business man/politician, MKO Abiola. Her letter below
Dear President,
As young global leaders we would like to express our deep concern about the recent situations in Nigeria.
The massacre in Baga has been Boko Haram’s deadliest so far and what has it met with? Your silence. Most disturbing still is the fact that you would send a message to France condemning the killings there, yet seem unable to address the Nigerian people who look to you for leadership. Unfortunately, it would not be the first time

Photos: Former NCAA boss, Segun Demuren's son weds in Dubai

Michael, one of the sons of former boss of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Dr Segun Demuren, and brother to Toolz' boo, Tunde Demuren, is getting married to his lady, Samantha in Dubai this morning. See pics of some Nigerian celebs over there for the wedding after the cut...

What is wrong with this photo?

Picture taken at Kogi state before their rally. What is wrong with it? Hehe...

Politicians are liars, I don't trust them - Pastor Adeboye says

The GO of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye says politicians are liars and he doesn't trust them because they don't fulfill their promises. Pastor Adeboye said this while speaking at a prayer meeting at OAU, Ile Ife, Osun state yesterday January 16th.
"I don’t trust politicians. Politicians are liars. They don’t fulfill most of their promises. A politician can tell you that they will give all of you (students) chicken each, which we all know it is impossible.” he said
Pastor Adeboye advised Nigerians not to be worried about the forthcoming elections as God has already decided who will be President. “God has already planned who will be the President of Nigeria. God has already planned that before we were born. God is not like human beings who doubt what is to be done. He has a plan for everything" he said.(Source: Punch)

Photos: Remy Martin Danceoff 2014 winners arrive back in Nigeria

Landing in Abu Dhabi airport last week Thursday, dance crew D and K(the eventual winners of the Remy Martin Danceoff 2014 following the disqualification of DTC floor rockaz) were excited and ecstatic about the trip. 

Arriving at the Aloft Abu Dhabi hotel where they were lodged, they were welcomed and received by officials from Remy Martin who ensured quality treatment for them. Not only did they attend the Abu Dhabi international Dance festival which held from 8th - 10th January, they were opportune to perform as well to the multifaceted audience. 

Aww, Amber Rose says she wants Wiz Khalifa back

Looks like Amber Rose is not over her ex-husband. She posted the pic above on her instagram page 2 days ago saying she was Miami bound. A follower told her to get back with Wiz Khalifa and Amber said she wants to. The Shade Room captured the convo. Someone should show it to Wiz Khalifa .

Pics from the ghastly accident that occurred early this morning in Lagos

The accident involved a Mercedes Benz and another car. It happened at Oworo bustop, coming from Ogudu heading towards 3rd Mainlaind bridge very early this morning. The occupants of the cars were rushed to the hospital. Hopefully, they will all survive. Another pic after the cut...

Between Osas Ighodaro and Gbenro Ajibade...

A random love declaration from Osas to her fiance, Gbenro on social media.

Mother of gay activist Bisi Alimi accepts his sexuality, declares love for him

The gay Nigerian activist shared this on instagram.

Digital Marketing Workshop For Real Estate Professionals

American Internet Business School is organizing a Digital Marketing Workshop for Real Estate Professionals in Lekki hase 1. Come Learn How to Use Digital Marketing To Sell More Houses; Rent More Properties; And Get More Leads For Your Real Estate Business. [see Thewealthapostle/real-estate]

Date: Tues January 20th. Time: 9am - 6pm. Venue: Hallmark Hotel,  9 Africa Lane, Off Admiralty Way. Lekki 1.  Enquiries: 0703 602 6449 OR 0706 239 0239. Continue...

How long will Nigerians remain fools? - By Etcetera

From Mr Soul musician turned controversial writer...enjoy!
In Nigeria, there are three classes of people: The Masses, The Politicians, and The Rich. The masses are the puppets, the politicians the hand that controls the puppets and the rich the hand that controls the politicians. The politicians have the system totally rigged in their favour. 
They have made it compulsory for the masses to vote from a list selected by them knowing that as blind as the masses are, they may never realise they can actually have a choice. In the upcoming presidential election, the masses have been given no choice but to choose between two candidates forced upon them by the politicians. 

Friday, 16 January 2015

Jim Clancy leaves CNN after 34 years following abusive Twitter exchange with Pro-Israel activists

CNN anchor Jim Clancy has left the network one week after a bizarre exchange with pro-Israel activists on Twitter about the terrorist outrages in Paris, in which he derided his opponents as the “hasbara team” and used a derogatory term for disabled people.

The news was broken by industry publication Adweek, which linked to The Algemeiner‘s extensive reporting of the scandal, noting that Clancy’s departure “comes just days after the veteran journalist had an extended debate via Twitter over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons.”

D'banj releases video to celebrate 10th year anniversary

From his official beginning of an epic journey that started 10 years ago when he released his 1st album title "No Long Thing" to becoming an Icon, Businessman and Entertainer, Dbanj has released the trailer/promo to unfold the plans of his 10th year anniversary celebrations. 

His anniversary will kick off with intimate parties across the world with his fans and live unplugged concerts across the globe. 

Choi! See what 50cent posted on instagram..calls it pocket money

The rapper posted this and wrote "Still got a little Pocket money #Frigo 😳 LMAO

Whitney Wonder returns with a new video

Whitney Wonder returns with a new video to her newly release single titled Chocolicous. The 11year old RnB afro-Pop singer show all it takes to be in the game of competitive music industry with an electrifying  performance. Watch...

Christina Milian and Karrine Steffan fight on social media over Lil Wayne

Video vixen Karrine Steffan is Lil Wayne's longtime on/off girlfriend and Christina Milian is the current babe. So here's what happened. It all started on Monday this week after Christina named Lil Wayne her #MCM (man crush Monday) on Instagram and then told Wendy Williams on her show that she and Lil Wayne have a special thing going on.

Troublemaker Karrine then went to instagram to shade the hell out of Christina. Christina replied by calling Karrine an 'old sheep'. See the posts after the cut...

Photos from Jeta Amata's Black November movie premiere in LA

The star-studded movie ‘Black November’ was premiered on ‘Jan 10, 2015’ in Los Angeles, and some of the celebrities that we spotted on the red carpet include: Jeta Amata, Mbong Amata, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Pascal Atuma, Chet Anaekwe, Razaaq Adoti, Jennifer Oguzie, and several other American Producers, and Directors. 

This long awaited Hollywood/Nollywood flick ‘Black November’ by Jeta Amata is now showing in LA and NY Theaters, iTunes, Amazon, and is currently being seen via Video On-Demand (VOD) on all TV cables and Satellite across the United States. 

PDP Lagos Guber candidate Jimi Agbaje makes serious allegations against LASAA

LASAA is the Lagos State Signage & Advertising Agency. See more tweets after the cut..

Jason Derulo: Jordin Sparks is lying about car I bought her, posts receipt

Yesterday singer Jordan Sparks told The Breakfast Club during an interview that she found out after breaking up with Jason Derulo that the brand new BMW he bought her was actually a lease that he may or may not have paid for. "I was under the impression that it was purchased" she said. See here

Hours after the interview went viral Jason took to his instagram page to post a receipt for the car purchase, and circled key information on the receipt including that it was the same “4 Door Sedan” and that he paid “$74,431.22” for it, plus a “Dealer Administrative Fee,” of $599.00, which all came to about $75,000. See that after the cut

Makoko: The Untold Story

We have all heard stories about Makoko, the popular community under 3rd mainland bridge in Lagos, Nigeria. This short film by budding Film maker, Olajuwon Williams, shows us a side of Makoko that has never been explored before. After watching this video, you may begin to re-think your definition of happiness. Its good to want more, but more won’t necessarily make you happier.  l

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