Saturday, January 4, 2014
Indeed she had a humble beginning. Mercy explains in a recent interview how she and her family members moved into an uncompleted building just to have a roof over themselves and how her brother turned into a bricklayer to cater for the family. She also talked about her journey into Nollywood. It’s touching;
“Sometimes when I cry in movies, it isn't the script that makes me cry. When I recall my humble beginning, I give thanks to God. When I remember how we moved into an uncompleted building and had to take cover whenever it rained because of the condition of the house; how my brother did a menial job as a bricklayer to earn a living and those days when we rolled over a stick to cover the windows up till the point when I started acting and raised money to cover the roof… I recall those days we were living with lizards because the floor and the walls of the house were not plastered, or when I had scars as a result of my several falls.” She disclosed.
The late daughter of professor Wole Soyinka will be buried on the 10th of January 2013 in Ibadan. Late Ms. Soyinka died on December 28, 2013 at the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, after a brief illness. She is survived by two children, a daughter, Oreofe and a son, Adeoto. According to family members, her death has brought “great sadness and an overwhelming sense of loss,” describing her has their cherished daughter. She was 48. You may visit www.iyetade.soyinka.muchloved.com, to write a condolence message.
Friday, January 3, 2014
The video vixen was a year older yesterday and she threw a small party to celebrate. See more photos after the cut.
North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un who sentenced his uncle, Jang Song-Thaek, 67, to death, didn't let him die by hanging or firing squad, instead sentenced him to be eaten alive by a pack of 120 wild dogs in a savage punishment for treachery.
His uncle along with five close aides, were stripped n*ked and thrown into a cage of hounds which had been starved for three days. The pack of animals spent more than an hour mauling the group in a punishment called 'quan jue' or execution by dogs, a report in Chinese newspaper, Wen Wei Po said.
Reports also say the entire process was supervised by the supreme leader in North Korea, along with 300 senior officials - a clear warning against anyone challenging Kim's leadership.
The chief Iman of Adiam Memorial Central Mosque Iporo Ake in Abeokuta has explained why they don’t allow men and women sit together in the mosque even though some people have termed it segregation of women in the mosque. Here is what he told Vanguard Newspaper;
Sitting with or among the opposite s*x is strictly prohibited. When men and women sit together, it results to different mishaps happening in our society like fornication, adultery, s*xually transmitted diseases and even unwanted pregnancies. The major reason for this segregation in Islam is that whatever you are close to, can make you sin. The only reason that a man and woman can sit together in Islam is only when the two parties are related by blood.
Ever since Dangote joined twitter three days ago, a lot has been said about him. A lot of dignitaries, serving law makers, children of past political leaders, associates and former leaders all include his 33,764 followers on Twitter, but Dangote is yet to follow any of them back. Instead the billionaire his following his friends and foreign associates.
The only seven people/organizations Dangote is following are; Kofi Annan Foundation, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of General Electric, Jeff Immelt, Jack Welch; Chairman of the world’s largest personal-computer software company, Bill Gates, World Economic Forum, Gordon & Sarah Brown and his company, Dangote Group.
The majority leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Chidi Lloyd has been arrested by the Nigerian Police based in the state for the suspected murder of Sgt. Urang Obediah and Mr. Kingsley Ejeuo, his kinsman and political opponent.
In a statement by its spokesman Ahmad Muhammad, the Rivers State Police Command said Lloyd was arrested while attempting to escape through the Airforce Base in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
According to the Police statement, “Hon. Chidi Lloyd on 30/12/2013 while pursuing his political opponent, he knocked down Police Sgt. Urang Obediah. In spite of his effort to stop him, rammed and killed him and went ahead to crush the Passat car Mr. Kingsley Ejeuo was driving and killed him”.
This is good news. Most of you will remember Debby who was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. We raised money for her on this blog and few other blogs did too, so that Debby could go to the US for her treatment. Her surgery has been successful and Debby will be home any time soon. Still in the US, Debby flaunted pictures of herself online on New Year day for us to see. May God be praised. Another photo after the cut.
Premium lager, STAR, on new year's eve drew the crème de la crème of Nigeria’s artistes, with some of the biggest names in the music entertainment industry witnessing what was arguably the largest toast in Africa.
The event, one of the special highlights of the second annual Countdown held at Eko Atlantic, Victoria Island Lagos. The symbolic toast to usher in the new year was anchored by the Corporate Affairs Adviser Nigerian Breweries Plc, Kufre Ekanem with Funke Akindele, Funmi Iyanda and a bevy of other guests who had the audience raising their glasses to toast 2014 as the giant LED clock on display struck midnight.
The special toast was done with a purpose-designed Star Magnum bottle which popped as the clock ticked midnight. Hundreds of thousands of Lagosians, tourists, music fans and celebs clicked glasses and sipped on Star, as happy new year wishes took over Eko Atlantic.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Anxiety is mounting over the sudden disappearance of the General Overseer of Christ Worshippers Church with headquarters at Osubi, Effurun, Warri, Delta State Prophet Duromola Adedayo Samuel.
One source said Prophet Duromola might have met his death in a ghastly auto crash that occurred, yesterday, between 6.00 p.m and 8.00 p.m. along Akure-Ilesa expressway.
But another source said he might also have been a victim of kidnap.
Hi Ladun Liadi readers,
I am about to marry my ex-boyfriend’s cousin. I dated his older cousin, a married man two years ago and met my fiance through him. My ex wanted me to marry him because he is comfortable and can take care of me and my unborn children. I have fallen in love with him but I am scared he might get to know in the future. We have been having unprotected s*x since early last month and I think I am pregnant. Our wedding is in few weeks and I get more scared every day. The worse part of it is that his older cousin has been asking me for s*x and whenever I turn him down he threatens to tell my fiance. What can I do. I don’t want to see his older cousin again. Please help.
Lol, you guys have no idea about some mails I receive. Naturally, I would have ignored it, but I don’t know why I have a soft spot for them tonight. They want their promotional money paid. The mail;
The reports reaching us is that some police officers who went for promotion course at Maiduguri have not been paid their promotion course allowances and arrears in Lagos State which is unfair. Pls INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE should intervene and look into the matter for them. Because we heard Lagos State Headquarters Annex has paid their officers except MSS Ikeja which is too Bad.
They even sent them alert that the Sum was ready, but when they reached the bank, they Said they will pay them ending of January, when all states including Lagos State Headquarters Annex has paid other Police Officers since Nov/Dec 2013, which means there are some people who are trying to embezzle the money at Mss Ikeja Branch. Pls help them update this matter on your blog because they don’t really know much about internet, but want the IG to See it.
You cannot divorce politics from whatever man is doing. Even between man and woman, politics is involved. The meeting with Al-Mustapha is to bring peace. Faseun, Uwazuruike, Yerima Shettima, Abacha, Tony Major and over 50 different organisations were there. Government wants to be oblivious of what is going on. It is a tsunami. It is the first time that people from the Caliphate, Borno and people from other part of this country are meeting. People have come to say ‘look, whatever has happened before we should put it aside, have a focus and put an eye on the future.’ All of us have suffered from one form of deprivation or the other. All of us have been in prison – myself, Pa Faseun, Uwazuruike, Al-Mustapha, Mohammed. We have been imprisoned at one time or the other. We have all suffered one form of deprivation or the other. Our collective suffering should be a sacrifice to bring hope to our people.
Nigerian Poet, writer and social critic, Odia Ofeimun discusses Nelson Mandela's essay to Nigeria. He dismisses the light in which Mandela portrayed Nigeria as rather the true state of South Africa.
Matching Nigerian example of Mandela, Ofeimun chooses Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo above the anti-apartheid legend, stating that Awolowo's philosophical qualities were transcendental. Praising Mandela, Ofeimun also matched Kwame Nkruma as another icon up to the bill.
On Awolowo's role in the Nigerian civil war, Ofeimun says Awolowo's action was the only expedient step in the war situation, adding that the Biafrans were mostly responsible for the blockade that killed children during the war.
Another 2300 members of PDP which also includes their chieftains in Kaduna have decamped to APC. Some of them said they have been there for years and nothing has changed. "We have the Vice President and Governor but nothing is happening in Kaduna State despite the loan being collected for the state. We don’t even know what they are using the loan for because they have nothing to show in the state," they said.
Former Chairman of PDP in the State and leader of PDP defectors, Alhaji Audi Yaro Makama also said; "We want our children to be proud of us some day and we cannot remain in a party that has failed to deliver the dividends of democracy to its citizens. Those who think we cannot deliver should wait and see during the 2015 election if PDP will make it”he said.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
James Avery, the beloved dad on “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” has died at age 65. He died in an L.A. hospital last night. Avery had recently undergone surgery for an undisclosed illness and took a turn for the worse late yesterday. Alfonso Ribeiro who played his son on Tv, announced his death on Facebook. Avery has starred in TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Closer,” “L.A. Law,” and “The Jeffersons.” May his soul rest in peace.
Check out great moments of Uncle Phil after the cut.
Just as expected of him, TB Joshua last night during the cross over service held in his church to usher in 2014 said, a lot of corrupt leaders will go down this year. It is a year of crossing the bridge, a year of destiny. He said.
We are tempted so that we may pray the more. Afflictions are meant for our spiritual benefit. This New Year 2014 is not like any other year in the past. It is a year of crossing bridge. To cross the bridge, you need to grab onto faith. Click read more below to continue reading his prophecies.
KaySwitch is D’banj’s younger brother. I guess he probably got tired of hiding his girlfriend who won the Miss Liberia beauty pageant in 2011. He tweeted at her this morning and wished her a happy new year and she simply replied with love, calling him kehinde, his real name. Love so beautiful. Check out their tweets below.
Happy New Year guys! May God bless us and protect us all in this year. It’s our year of Overflow, please let’s claim it. Finally request granted, LL readers meet your darling Ladun. This video was shot today. But please permit me to runaway...feeling shy *hidesface*...bye..but Love you all.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Don Family Music Group Boss and Afro Pop Sensation; J.Martins ends the year on a remarkable note, and rolls into the new year by rewarding himself with a new car. A 2013 G-Wagon AMG G55. Excited J Martins decided to share the pictures of his newly acquired toy with the media and his loyal army of fans. More pictures after the cut. Sorry guys have been in d studio all day, lol, it's to make you happy o, (your major request *winks*) lol. Oya comment on this first.
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The actress stepped out with her new man, Alhaji Oriowo over the weekend when she premiered her new movie. She invited him on stage with their son and her daughter from her previous marriage. But why do Yoruba actresses like fat men. Check out Funke Akindele’s ex, Mercy Aigbe’s husband and now Laide. Ok good! A clearer picture of him after the cut.