Monday, October 20, 2014

2015 Elections: I’m Not Buhari’s Running Mate- Fashola

Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola has debunked rumours making the rounds that he plans to be the running mate of former Head of State, General Muhamadu Buhari in the 2015 Presidential elections.

Fashola clarified this at the commemoration of his 2,700 days in office and account of stewardship in the last 100 days in Ikeja, yesterday. The Governor distanced himself from such a plan and says with due respect there are procedures for candidates to emerge in All Progressives Congress, APC, and he is not in anyway the retired General's running mate.

Footballer Kal Naismith Pays Emotional Tribute To Girlfriend Who Just Passed Away

Former Rangers star, Kal Naismith has paid an emotional tribute to his girlfriend, Ashley Dickson who passed away last Thursday at age 22 after a prolonged illness.  Hundreds of tributes have been posted on social media as grieving friends and family learned of her death.

The 22-year-old midfielder, who now plays for Accrington Stanley in League Two, took to his twitter page to write how important she was to him and how he might never get over her;

"Ashley I miss you like crazy I would give anything in the world to be able to cuddle you. You'll always be mine and I'll always be yours," he wrote.

NYSC: We Will Review The Compulsory N4,000 Mobilisation Fee- Abba Moro

The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro today on Channels Tv’s breakfast programme, Sunrise, has promised the Federal Government would review the N4, 000 online registration fee imposed on prospective corps members by the National Youth Service Corps.

Most of the corps members have been saying the imposed N4,000 fee to download call-up letters online is outrageous and they will not be willing to pay such an amount. This has generated a lot of controversies online, but the minister promised the Federal government will now look into it.

It will be recalled that, the Director, Corps Mobilisation, Anthony Ani said the N4, 000 online registration fee was introduced so as to stop fresh graduates from traveling back to their various schools to pick up their call-up letters.

British Nurse Who Survived Ebola Back To The Country Where He Caught The Virus To Battle It

William Pooley, a 29-year old British nurse who caught Ebola in Sierra Leone and survived through an experimental drug is back to the country to battle it. William says he is back in Sierra Leone to help other British medics in a bid to prevent as many unnecessary deaths as possible. 

Woman Kills Step Daughter To Punish Husband For Not Buying Son Sallah Cloth

The police in Lagos have arrested a woman, Aminat Akanni, for allegedly abducting two of her stepchildren and murdering one of them because she claimed her husband refused to provide Sallah clothes for her own son.

Punch Metro learnt that the suspect killed one of the kids, Nofisat, by pushing her into a soakaway. Aminat was arrested by the police at CMS Bus Stop, Lagos Island, on October 9 after discovering she was behind the kidnap of the children.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Photos: Matilda Obaseki In US To Give Birth

Tinsel star, Matilda Obaseki has jetted out of the country in preparation for the coming of her second child. Heavily pregnant Matilda was spotted in Los Angeles over the weekend with her 2-year old son. See more photos after the cut.

It’s Not Easy Staying Without Sex- Uti Nwachukwu

Aww Uti Nwachukwu wish he could stay off sex till he finds the right woman to settle down with, but he is afraid, the task is too much for him to carry. While speaking with a vanguard reporter, Uti says he gave his life to Christ in 2006, but admits he is still an imperfect person, despite being born again.

“Of course, I am born again, I found Christ in 2006, I have always believed in Christ. But I must tell you I am not still perfect, he told the reporter.

“Being born again, means accepting Christ as your Lord and personal saviour. He didn’t come to the world for the righteous, Christ came for the imperfect ones like me and you. I genuinely want to change, Christ is right there soliciting and interceding for me, because he is the way, the truth and the life. People fail to see that it is we, the imperfect, that Christ came for.  I am extremely imperfect. I am not the stereotypical type of born again, I am the type that is aware of the love and grace” he explained.

When asked what he meant by being imperfect, he said; “Personally, I would not want to have sex before marriage but sometimes you fall and when you fall, you repent and beg God for forgiveness; it’s not easy.

Why I Premiered ‘Being Mrs Elliot’ At The Presidential Villa- Omoni Oboli

Omoni Oboli has said the reason why she premiered her new movie, ‘Being Mrs Elliot’ at the presidential villa was simply because she needed a father-figure to show the movie too and see how well she had done and nothing out of the ordinary. She disclosed this in an exclusive chat with www.samumukoro.com. Hear her;

‘As a child growing up,  when you did something you were really proud of, the first person you wanted to show it to was your father or your mother.  When I did the movie, I was really proud of it and I wanted to show it to someone in authority, someone who will  ‘bless’ the  movie. So, I wondered,  who is like a father that I can show this movie to? And I said to myself, why not the president, he is like our father, you know he is the father of the nation. That was the thought process behind showing the movie at the Presidential Villa’, she said.

Jonathan Ask Pilgrims To Pray For Chibok Girls, Spends N1.5b On Displaced Persons + Boko Haram Still Operating!

President Goodluck Jonathan has called on intending Christian Pilgrims to pray for a safe return of the abducted Chibok school girls and also for a peaceful and successful conduct of the 2015 elections.

The Senate President, David Mark who was representing the president made this call yesterday at the inauguration of the 2014 Christian Pilgrimage, in Abuja as the first batch of 250 Christian pilgrims were getting ready to leave for Israel, Rome and Greece.

Photos: Annie Idibia Supports Husband In Ghana For Hennessy Artistry International Concert

Pop giant, 2face Idibia's wife, Annie Idibia last night was in Ghana to support her husband at the first ever Hennessy Artistry international concert in Accra. Annie who was rocking a sequined pattern top and midi skirt cheered her husband on as he performed on stage and also did a little by standing up to dance as he performed. Check out more photos of her at the concert after the cut.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Photo: Denrele Supports Chika Ike’s Reality Show

So Chika Ike is coming up with a Reality show, ‘African Diva Reality Show’ for young girls and a lot of celebrities have been coming around to counsel the girls. Denrele was also there today and here's what Chika says about him.

Photo: Female Serial Shoplifter Caught At Last

A woman who pepper sprayed a Walmart employee while attempting to abscond with a shopping cart full of stolen goods has been captured in Florida.

Florida authorities arrested Kahala Johnson after Duluth police learned she had fled home to Jacksonville Oct. 9 where she was staying with her mother.

The victim in this case was notified of the arrest, and she was grateful to know Ms. Johnson was off the streets and no longer posed a danger to anyone, a police officer said.

Ayo Fayose Sacks All Ekiti Council Chairmen, Secretaries, Boards

Newly sworn-in Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose today announced the sack of the administrators of the 35 Local Government Areas in the state. The 35 local government areas involved are the original 16 and the 19 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, in the state according to Premium Times.

According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Idowu Adelusi, all the 35 council chairmen along with their secretaries and other members of the caretaker committees have been relieved of their appointments.

The statement also ordered the immediate dissolution of all boards of parastatals, agencies and commissions.

Iyabo Ojo Talks About Her Fashion Weakness & Mistake

In an exclusive interview with Punch, Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo revealed her fashion weakness and her infamous ‘she-devil make-up’ she now admits is a mistake. Here’s what she told the newspaper;

What is your weakness when it comes to fashion?

I would say perfumes and shoes. I have over 50 bottles of perfumes and they are all designers while I have about 200 pairs of shoes; I have actually lost count of how many shoes I own. I know how it sounds but I am a shoe freak, it could be high or low, it could be slippers, sandals or sneakers depending on what I am wearing. I love shoes generally and I just can’t stop buying them. I also love my perfumes.

What is the most laughable fashion mistake you have ever made?

There was a period that I used to wear what was referred to as the ‘she-devil make-up’, it is when you have to draw a very long line on your eyebrow and you draw it up at the end. I used to do that type of make-up but now when I see my old pictures where I was on that make-up, I just laugh. I ask myself if I actually did that. I think things like that change with age and time.

Why It Has Not Been Easy For Me To Date An Ordinary Man After Dating A President- Ella Martins

Ella Martins, a top Beninoise musician and actress has revealed to Vanguard Newspaper why it has not been easy for her to date another person after a ruling president broke up with her. According to her, she fell in love with him, but he broke her heart in the process. Here is what she said about the heartbreak.

Yes, a president broke my heart. The relationship I had with the president is a long story. I fell in love with him because he was attentive and mature. In fact the relationship made me mature. It’s not easy   dating a president. I am even working on a movie   based on that experience. Since dating the president, I found it difficult to date an ordinary person.

Confessions Of An Entertainer By Etcetera

Lol, this is a must read! Now I accept Etcetera has lost it! Hahaha funny! His article;

Bless me father for I have sinned. My last confession was two days ago. Father, I am an entertainer and I have been lying to my fans for many years. Really? Tell me about these lies my son. Father, where do I start from? The lies are so many that I don’t know where to start. Go ahead son, you start from anywhere, the Lord is listening.

Father, I lied that I was signed by a foreign record label. I also lied that I am a brand ambassador of one of the telecommunication firms. Whereas I was only paid to make the jingle and later feature on the TV commercial. I also lied to the public that my album sold six million copies. My son, why all these lies? Father, I am not the only liar in the industry. We are all liars. Lying is part of the job’s description. Are you serious? Yes father, I am being very frank with you. My lies are even mild compared to some of my colleagues.

Good Idea? Kaduna Governor Seeks Law To Make Public Schools Compulsory For Children Of Public Office Holders

The Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Yero, has asked the National Assembly to consider passing a legislation that would compel policy makers in the country to enroll their children in public schools, stressing that’s one of the ways our education system can get better.

The Governor made this statement at a reception for the members of the House of Representatives Committee on Education at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House today in Kaduna.

He emphasized it was time senior government officials enrolled their children in public schools in order to improve the system.

“For me, we should spend more resources on education because it is only through education that we can get to where we want to be as a nation,” he said.

Friday, October 17, 2014

My New Relationship Will Last Forever- Ibinabo Fiberesima

Newly re-elected AGN president and mother of four, Ibinabo Fiberesima who has had failed relationships in the past which ended with kids has said she is ready to make her present relationship which will be leading to marriage in December work.  Ibinabo says she is confident that her new found love will work and won’t end in divorce because her partner is her friend.

“I will not divorce my husband. I love him, and I know I will continue to love him because he is my friend,” she said.

Music, Soul & Africa! BEZ Tours Rwanda For The Kigali Up Festival

Alternative Soul Star Bez Idakula recently returned from a 7day Rwandan tour that saw him perform in arenas across the scenic African country.

As part of his tour, Bez and his band performed at the ‘Kigali Up’ Festival where they were guests of Rwandair. They also performed at ‘Get in The Ring Africa’ and ‘The Concert for Peace’ at Rugunbara. Bez was also the special surprise performer at a wedding reception on the beautiful Lake Kivu in Gisenyi, Rwanda.

Hot Candy! Uche Odikanwa Shoots Commercial For Fashion Brand

Super model and Gulder Ultimate Search star, GUS 1 runner up, Uche Odikanwa just shot a commercial ‘The MAN’ in Milan and New York for a top global male fashion brand. He is so hot in the photos we almost didn’t recognize him, lol. See more after the cut.