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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Remember those guys that robbed SABC TV crew live on TV? They have been arrested

In early March, SABC TV crew were mugged live on TV in Johannesburg while covering the arrival of Zambian president to South Africa (Read here). According to South African media, those men have now been arrested.

The thieves robbed the crew, then ransacked their van where they took phones, a bag containing equipments, and someone's credit card. They were eventually tracked down and arrested after they tried to sell the phones. Only in SA will people attempt to mug on live TV.

Glo treats subscribers to multiple benefits

These are indeed exciting times for Glo subscribers! The company on Friday unveiled a bouquet of three exciting offers to its customers to enhance their communication experience on the network.

The offers, which were formally introduced at the Mike Adenuga Tower Head Office of Globacom on Friday, are 200 Percent Bonus Airtime and Data, Glo Bounce and Data Bundles on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Samsung Galaxy S6 Flat smart phones.

David, Victoria Beckham & their brood at the Burberry London In LA show

Victoria and David Beckham were joined by their sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz and their fashionista daughter, Harper on the front row at the Burberry London In Los Angeles fashion show on Thursday April 16th. Vogue US editor Anna Wintour was sitting right beside them. See the fab photos after the cut...

Photos: Onyinye Carter at her white wedding

That wedding dress is to die for! MD of Mud Cosmetics Nigeria Onyinye Carter pictured at her white wedding today. Her bestie Genevieve Nnaji was there. Peep her after the cut...

...and yes I'm back. I went out ni! I stay home from Monday to Friday without stepping out. If I try it weekend too, menopause will come and catch me here - on top of blogging. Ha! I have to go out so people can see me na *wink*...lol. Alright, let's continue with 'dem stories...:-)

Photos from MUD Cosmetic's Onyinye Carter's bridal shower

Here are photos from the bridal shower of Onyinye Carter, the MD of MUD Cosmetics and daughter of billionaire businessman, Chief Izu Onwugbenu. She had her traditional marriage on April 7th. More pics after the cut...

In Case South Africans forget!

A reminder to ignorant South Africans who feel the need to attack those who helped them in ways that can never be repaid.

False advertisement ...lol

She used to be a he...:-)

Yomi Black's wife, Liz, rocks her baby bump in sexy swimwear

The expectant mum, who is married to celebrity photographer Yomi Black, showed off her baby bump in this sexy swimwear. Another photo after the cut...

Pics: 1 year after Nyanya bomb blast, road leading to the place still barricaded

A LIB reader writes in...
One year after Nyanya bomb blast, security operatives still barricade the road going up Nyanya flyover, causing motorists of Mararaba, Nyanya, Karu, Jikwoyi and  environs untold hardship. The Nyanya park has been relocated to the roadside by the market, causing heavy traffic gridlock, especially in the morning rush hour. Please kindly use your blog to help us appeal to relevant authorities for the road and the park to be reopened.

Photos: Kylie Jenner shows off butt in skimpy bikini

Kylie Jenner obviously has no one controlling her despite still being a teenager. She shared these pics on instagram, trying to imitate or outdo her idol, Kim Kardashian. *sigh*

Zayo out with ‘Anything’

After winning the Koga Open House competition, Abdusobur Raheem Adeyemi a.k.a Zayo caught the industry's attention first by doing a cover of Oritsefemi's Mercies produced by DjKlem after which he dropped 3 singles & videos Colored, directed by sought after cinematographer; Unlimited LA, Basia and Ewomo directed by Clarence Peters. 

Nigerian reportedly attacked in Johannesburg

A chilling story from a Nigerian who lives in Centurion, South Africa about an attack on another Nigerian in Johannesburg today. Meanwhile, how many of you have watched those horrible videos on Facebook showing the killing of African immigrants? And they are attacking children. In one video, some children were beaten, tied up and the men poured gasoline on their body. Can't share the videos here...go on Facebook. Can't believe this is happening in 2015.

Check out this epic throwback photo of Abacha, Abiola & Tinubu

This was before the one on the left jailed the one on the right and the one behind formed Nigeria's strongest opposition party - now soon-to-be ruling party. Epic photo!

Beautiful new photo of Seun Kuti's daughter, Adara

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's grand daughter looking so adorable....

Mum posts her '15yr old' daughter's pics on twitter, & it's got people talking

A 'proud' mum posted these photos of her daughter on twitter a few hours ago and wrote "My baby is 15 today'. Of course, many asked her how this grown person could be 15 and she replied that she was born in 2000. 1, she doesn't look 15 and 2, if she really is, then that's an inappropriate outfit for a 15 year old girl to wear...and they told her that. Well, she posted it on social media so she will get our opinions whether asked for it or not...lol. What do you think?

Biko, what is wrong with what Michael Bubble posted that people are attacking him?

Canadian singer Michael Buble is being bashed on social media for posting this photo on instagram. I don't understand why this is making people mad when he meant it as a compliment? So, during a trip to Miami with his wife and son, Michael's wife took this photo of him with a well endowed lady in the background. He must have liked the pic because he posted it on instagram and wrote;
"There was something about this photo lu took ,that seemed worthy of instagram.  #myhumps #babygotback #hungryshorts #onlyinmiami #picoftheday #beautifulbum
That's when the trolls came for him, saying he was body-shaming the unidentified woman. *sigh*

Win N350,000 in the Ennovation Challenge

How often have you had problems trying to pay for something via a cashless transaction? How frustrating does it get sometimes? Are we truly cashless or not? When are we going to get it right we have all asked one too many times.

But... What if it was possible for you to help solve the problem?  What if it was possible for you to make money (and win some cool gagdets) from making sure that we all don't pay for any transaction with physical cash, in the nearest future?

Timi Dakolo pictured with Snoop Dogg at the rapper's listening party

The singer is currently in Atlanta and attended the listening party for Snoop Dogg's new album which took place in ATL a few hours ago.

Pic: Singer Omawumi jets out to Atlanta to give birth to second baby

The singer and mother of one left Nigeria on Thursday night April 16th with her daughter, Kamila, to Atlanta, USA, where she will be until she gives birth to her second baby. Her traditional wedding will hold after the baby comes. She and her husband already did a registry wedding. Happy for her!

Chibok girls kidnapped to present GEJ's govt as incompetent- Doyin Okupe

Below is what the presidential Spokesperson shared this morning on his Facebook page...
One of the reasons the Chibok girls were kidnapped was to present Jonathan's administration as incompetent and hold it to ransom against 2015 elections.
One of the reasons the BBOG was formed was to sustain and internationalise the embarrassment. One of the reasons President Jonathan lost the election was a national and international conspiracy predicated on this carefully choreographed and assiduously sustained perception.

Photos from actress Ivie Okujaye's traditional wedding...

Here are some photos from the traditional wedding of super talented actress, Ivie Okujaye to her man, Ezzy. It took place yesterday. Their white wedding will take place today. More photos after the cut..

Actress Chika Ike's African Diva Reality show premieres on Youtube

Star actress Chika Ike's African Diva Reality show has premiered on YouTube and will be showing every Friday on the Iroko TV Channel on YouTube. See a video after the cut...

UK Taxpayers face huge bill to recover profits from £50m fraudster (James Ibori)

Here's a report I found on Standard UK. UK Taxpayers are blaming former Delta state governor James Ibori for a huge new bill. Find the report below...
Taxpayers are facing a “huge” new bill after efforts to force a former Nigerian state governor from London to repay profits from a £50 million fraud were delayed for more than a year.
James Ibori, who began his working life as a £5,000-a-year cashier at a Wickes DIY branch in Ruislip, became a multi-millionaire after returning to his homeland and committing a series of scams during an eight-year career running its oil rich Delta State.

Graphic photo: A foreigner's child attacked in South Africa

They are now attacking children? That's crossing the line and not cool at all. Not cool...

Between Teebillz and Ghanaian star, Joselyn Dumas

So here's what happened. Teebillz, under his management alongside Spellz for 323Ent produced a song for his artist Trafic titled Joselyn Dumas, which was partly about the Ghanian actress. But Joseyln's management claim they were not informed that a song was being made about her and contacted 323Ent not to use her name or image for their song. 323 then contacted Joselyn's new management for permission and they requested to listen to the song first before they give it. When they heard the song, they said they didn't particularly like the lyrics as it was talking about her body which they weren't comfortable it and so didn't give permission. Then her management released an official statement two days ago saying they have officially signed Joselyn and anyone who wants to deal with her must go though them.

Something pissed Teebillz off because he went on instagram this morning to call out Joselyn...

Meet the South African king whose remarks launched the Xenophobic attacks

Zulu King Godwill Zwelithi's utterances on March 23rd launched the Zenophobic attacks in South Africa and he had refused to apologize, even after finding out that his people have maimed, killed and destroyed businesses belonging to black foreigners. He's still insisting that foreigners should go back to their countries but tried to save face by saying attacking the foreigners is not how to chase them away. He wants the government to do it legally.

During a speech last month, Zwelithini called for the deportation of foreign nationals living in the country, saying it was unacceptable locals were being made to compete with people from other countries for the few economic opportunities they had available. King Zwelithi said "foreigners must pack their bags and go home".

Mr Nigeria, Emmanuel Ikubese shares sexy photo on instagram

Ha, Emmanuel! Ye should have pulled the shorts down just a tiny little bit more... *sigh*

Petrelli drops new dance tune titled Orejo

Lagos-Port Harcourt based artiste Petrelli releases new dance tune titled Orejo. Listen below and kindly follow on twitter and instagram @Iam_Petrelli for dance previews.

Photo: David Cameron goes to Pastor Adeboye for prayers as he prepares for UK elections

The UK general election will be held May 7th. Current UK Prime Minister David Cameron of the Conservative Party is up against Ed Miliband of Labour Party & Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrat.

Cameron must be feeling the pressure of the election because he went to RCCG event in the UK last night to be prayed for by pastor E.A Adeboye. When did Cameron become so religious? And when has he ever gone to a black church? Or he's just looking for black votes? Lol.

Igbo leaders a disgrace - Etcetera writes

I don't know why this guy thinks it's okay to say Igbo leaders are a disgrace...shuo! But I think he's Igbo (his name is Pascal Ejikeme) so let's read what he's got to say and tell us what you think.
I was told that every Igboman who heard Ojukwu’s speech after the Biafran war was filled with a renewed sense of pride and hope. A hope that one day the Igbo nation will rise and become a force of reckoning not just in Nigeria but in the entire black world. I have read that speech over and over and each time I read through, I am filled with pride and imagination of how those who heard the words pouring out of the mouth of the warlord himself must have felt. Before going any further, let me recount a little part of what the late sage said while addressing the press:

Niger state Governor-elect to be sworn in by his mother-in-law on May 29

May 29th this year will be a day to remember as former First Lady of Nigeria and mother in-law to the Governor-elect in Niger state, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, Justice Fati Abubakar will administer the oath of office on the Governor-elect and swear him in as Governor.  

The Governor-elect is married to Dr (Mrs) Aminat  Sani Bello, the daughter of  General Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former Military Head of State and Justice Fati Abubakar who is General Abubakar’s wife. Justice Fati is by law the most senior judicial officer in the state.

Amber Rose shows off new look. You like? (photos)

Amber Rose showed off her new look on instagram. Almost doesn't look like her. I think I prefer her in her short sexy hair...

Card Expo 2015 Event

You will remember that the momentum of using cards started a few years ago when people started getting used to ATMs. Well, the story is changing very fast these days. Since the Central Bank of Nigeria effectively introduced the cashless policy in 2012, we have seen more usage of cards not just on ATMs but on POS. 

Needless to say that the bullion vans and sirens have disappeared and people are now transferring money electronically through NIBSS Instant Payment and NIBSS Electronic Funds Transfer. 

Friday, 17 April 2015

Photos: Pastor Adeboye meets UK Prime Minister, David Cameron in London

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye pictured with UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, in London today April 17th. Pastor Adeboye is in London for a religious programme called 'The Festival of Life' taking place this night at the London Excel Center which David Cameron attended. See more photos after the cut...

Kenya Moore & D'banj pictured at a World Bank Event in DC today

Real Housewife of Atlanta star and former Miss USA, Kenya Moore shared the picture above of herself and D'banj in DC today and wrote, ' Me and my baby bro @iambangalee at the #worldbank event in Washington DC #action2015 end poverty'

Another African immigrant burnt alive in South Africa

...from movie producer, Obi Emelonye. About the person who was burnt alive, he could be talking about a Nigerian. Sad!

Simi Esiri's sister, Titi Osomo gets engaged to producer J Adesanya

J Adesanya, JM Films producer, took to instagram to announce his engagement to Dr Sid's wife, Simi Osomo Esiri's younger sister, Titi Osomo. He wrote, ' Marrying the love of my life - Thank you Almighty Lord for blessing me with the most amazing woman in the universe! I love you T.'. Congrats to them.

Nigerian Embassy in SA provides hotline for distressed Nigerians, warns against using taxis

The Nigerian High Commission in South Africa has provided a hotline for Nigerians that might be in distress during this period in South Africa. The High Commission also warned Nigerians not to use taxis in South Africa for now.

Zimbabwe begins evacuation of its citizens from South Africa

Zimbabwe's High Commissioner to South Africa, Isaac Moyo says the Zimbabwean government has concluded plans to begin the evacuation of about 1,000 Zimbabweans resident in South Africa following the recent xenophobic attacks in the country.
"Identification and processing of repatriation documents has already been done. It is very sad. Most people do not have any documentation. They don't have any clothes apart from what they are wearing. Many of them left all their clothes and property behind. We are documenting people. This process means that we are giving them some sort of documentation to use upon returning to Zimbabwe. We are organising some buses to take them from Durban to Beit Bridge (the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe).

Every leader should be on social media - Former VP Atiku

I agree! That way, their constituents can abuse the heck out of them directly when they don't do what they say they will do...:-)

Dear BBC, that is not Abike Dabiri...lol (photo)

That's Nnenna Ukeje, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, not Abike Dabiri...:-)

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