Saturday, January 7, 2012

9ICE: talent, style and bad press

This was put together by Ayokunle Odekunle, a Graduate of Law and a Student of the Nigerian Law School. And I totally agree with him. Ayo could be reached on Knuckleswithoddy@yahoo.com
Taking a cursory look down memory lane, great men are touted to be great not because of the talent which they exhibit alone but because they make grave mistakes and even after being written off would always manage to rise above water and shut their critics up.
Abolore Akande a.k.a 9ice means a lot to different people. To many, he is a very talented songwriter, lyricist and singer who is also very down earth. To another set, he is talented but they have a problem with him because he doesn’t ‘flow’ with the time. The fact that he has refused to join the bandwagon of musicians who go into the studio to spew rubbish and sing about booze, sex and women and who try to imitate the ‘Western style’ of talking, singing and dressing has also gotten him into hot water with some others.

Rubbin Minds this Sunday features 2face Idibia, Banky W, Funmi Iyanda and others

This Sunday on a special edition of Rubbin’ Minds, the leading national TV show for young Nigerians to discuss issues of national interest, has announced its special #OccupyNigeria edition this weekend in a nod to the #FuelSubsidyRemoval protests that have swept across the nation. Rubbin’ Minds shows on Channels Television every Sunday at 3pm.
This special edition will run for 90 minutes instead of our usual 60 minutes.
With the topic “Shall we Occupy?”, the show will investigate the current nationwide protests by Nigerians over the fuel subsidy removal, looking at the source of the searing anger, the growth of “buyer remorse” over the president, the ability of the protests to spread across the country, remarkable incidents including the march in Lagos and the 10-hour occupation in Kano, the planned strike action and protest on Monday called by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the future of these civil actions.

Laolu Saraki, Obaro Ibru Missing In Action

Even Tribune paper sometimes does aproko, lol. Hear them; These two young men are the best of friends and once ruled the nightlife and party scenes before they decided to put a halt to it as they have both been absent from their fun places for a long time.
Laolu, one of the sons of Kwara politician, Dr Olusola Saraki was believed to have out  grown of his old ways after he got married to his Spanish lover, Carolina last year, though there were claims that he frequents some areas whenever he is around.
Obaro, for obvious reasons has chosen a more quiet lifestyle and has even cut down the number of his friends.
The handsome dude, who is said to have gone into a private business is now a very busy man, whose business often takes him out of the country.


Hot and brief words of Fela Durotoye on fuel subsidy removal

Since I got back into Nigeria yesterday, I have heard some preposterous arguments that the removal of the fuel subsidy will be justified by wise investments that will benefit all.
My response has been…How will a wasteful government suddenly realize the genius of prudence and making the right investment decisions simply because there is more money available from oil subsidy removal?
Will there be less graft and bribes involved in process of issuing the road contracts or power contracts?
Have the Presidency, the State & Local Governments and the Legislature discovered how to travel without a convoy of 20 cars to the airport?

Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon also speaks on fuel subsidy removal

"I have read with acatalectic disgust, governments asinine and puerile ratiocinations attempting to justiceate the proposed removal of subsidies from petroleum products. It has asseverated that it’s intentions is guided by the need to checkmate the odoriferous excesses of a machiavellian and mephistophelean cabal and i have said to myself, what a shame? What a self indicting admittal of the failure of governance? What anhocus-pocus? What an anathematous disdain for it’s citizenry?
Must the people now bear the brunt for governments ineptitude, inefficiency and pusillanimity in squaring up with these economic philistines and fat cows? I feel even more nauseated and vexed that the Governors Forum has posthaste conferred an apocalyptic imprimatur on this genie. Let’s not forget that majority of these same Governors had earlier called for this state of affairs as a condition sinequanon for paying the minimum wage. What an opprobrium? What a deprecable descent from the sublime to the ridiculous? It’s up to us all to put this Presidential and Gubernatorial genie back into the bottle but are we prepared?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Quote of the day: Paddy Adenuga

My greatest challenge in life has been to walk far and clear from my father’s shadow. It’s been tough but I will get there.

Boko Haram kills 6 Deeper Life worshippers as ultimatum expires

As a three-day ultimatum by the Boko Haram sect to Southerners and Christians living in northern Nigeria expired yesterday, gunmen stormed a branch of Deeper Life church in Gombe State, north East Nigeria, and shot six worshippers dead, Johnson Jauro, the church’s pastor said.
Jauro said that his wife was among those murdered while at least 10 other worshippers were injured in the attack.
“The attackers started shooting sporadically. They shot through the window of the church, and many people were killed including my wife,” Jauro told newsmen by telephone from his Deeper Life Church in Nasarawa.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Senate releases names of those who stole Nigeria’s fortunes

Oando Oil, CONOIL, African Petroleum and MRS Oil are among the powerful players in the petroleum sector that have shared over N3.655 trillion between 2006 and September 2011 in pursuit of importation of refined petroleum products.
This was revealed today in Abuja by the Nigerian Senate joint Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Appropriation and Finance.
Senator Magnus Ibe, the chairman of the committee, also disclosed that some 100 companies in the downstream sector and in construction, shared over N1.426 trillion between January and August 2011 alone.
Oando Oil is owned by Wale Tinubu, Mike Adenuga owns CONOIL, Femi Otedola owns AP, while MRS Oil is run by Aliko Dangote's brother, Sayyu Dantata. Other key players named today include Pinaccle Construction Ltd, as well as Integrated Oil and Gas, which is owned by a former Minister of the Interior, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho.
The full list as read out by Senator Abe, is as follows:

Chinenye Ochuba-Akinlade welcomes baby no 2

Ex beauty queen Chinenye Ochuba-Akinlade has welcomed her second child, a baby boy. We learnt the baby arrived on New Year day. Before now, she had a baby girl.

Kaffy names baby Kamal today in ajah

Pretty dance queen who gave birth to her bundle of joy, a baby boy last week, had the christening of her child today somewhere in Ajah. The baby was named Kamal and is dad is Joseph Amen one of Peter and Paul’s band guys.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2shotz to wed model girlfriend

Seems it’s wedding galore for entertainers and we can’t but be happy for them.  The newest guy who just joined the train is William Orioha, a.k.a 2shotz. We learnt he is ready to tie the knot with his girlfriend, Beverly Osu who is a top model.  An introduction between the two families has taken place, while the wedding proper will commence in the first quarter of the year.
Beverly has so many awards to her credit a source said. I wonder what happened to the SoundCity VJ girl 2shotz was all over the place kissing and fondling her buttocks with pictures scattered all over the internet last year.
Congrats to Beverly and 2shotz.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Stylish or not! Is he the next biggest Oil & Gas magnate?

His names are Deoye Austen Peters and he is one of the big boys we have in the Oil and Gas industry. He was formerly one of the top management staffs at Zenon Oil, Femi Otedola's company which is now called Forte Oil. After Zenon he worked for Sayuu Dantata, the younger brother of the Forbes rated richest man in Nigeria, Aliko Dangote. And now runs his own company Austens’s Energy at Ikoyi.
According to maestromedia, there might be a Yacht in the works and most probably a jet if things continually work out like it should for him in his business. And we might also be celebrating another big time Oil and Gas magnate soon. Wow!!

Photo of the day: Wow.. whose granny is this?

Thousands of Nigerians flood the streets protesting against the new fuel price

Thousands of Nigerians nationwide took to the streets protesting the increment of fuel this morning in the country. Photos speak:

Monday, January 2, 2012

Boko Haram gives three-day ultimatum to Southerners in the North

A Boko Haram spokesman has issued an ultimatum to Christians in the northern part of the country to leave for the South within 3days. Speaking to journalists via a telephone chat, Abul Qaqa said, ‘We find it pertinent to state that soldiers will only kill innocent Muslims in the local government areas where the state of emergency was declared. We would confront them squarely to protect our brothers’.
Not satisfied, he went ahead saying,  “we also wish to call on our fellow Muslims to come back to the north because we have evidence that they would be attacked. We are also giving a three-day ultimatum to the southerners living in the northern part of Nigeria to move away.”

Fuel Subsidy Removal: No to this new Nigeria

This is a serious matter. As a matter of fact, this is SAD and gives the people of this country no HOPE. How can a president of a Nation wake up on the first day of a new year and what he could give to his people is fuel subsidy removal. This was the same government that promised light, good roads, good education, free health care, what did we get out of all these? NONE and next he fulfils his promise about the fuel subsidy removal, FANTASTIC!
This is a Nation where we practice democracy but in the real sense we don’t. A litre of fuel now sells for N148. How do you expect the masses to survive when the minimum wage is only N18,000. Nothing is done about increasing their salaries to give them a better life, yet they increase the cost of fuel which automatically increases everything to the least thing you need in life, may be a BLADE. Because in producing a blade for instance, electricity is needed, which is not available, so they need fuel that is one. Secondly, the producers need to transport it to the sellers before it finally gets to the consumers, in doing this, fuel is essential, so it’s a simple case of everything we need increasing.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Paddy Adenuga on the ‘P’ word

Oh well, men and p**sy Lol. I really don’t swear but Paddy did this on purpose. Like helloooo, Paddy you did this.
As clearly seen in the picture, the can drinks are rightly placed below the bottled waters in the fridge. But Paddy trying to express what is on his mind went ahead and placed 3 can p**sy drinks by the bottled waters so we can all see. Then he tweeted this;

Happy New Year People

Special shout outs to the readers of this blog. Thanks for making year 2011 worth it for us. To be honest you guys have done more than the expected to take the blog to where it is today. We are not up to a year and half and the recognition the blog has gotten is far beyond us.
It’s been so humbling comparing us with giant blogs as BellaNaija and Linda Ikeji.
To everyone who has contributed to this little piece of mine (blog), intellectually, financially and in every other form I want to say a BIG thank you. May this 2012 bring us success and prosperity, Amen.
Btw this blog promises to be more fun this year. You guys aren’t ready! lol.
HAPPY NEW YEAR ONCE AGAIN