Saturday, May 31, 2014

SAD: British Woman Sentenced To 20 Years In Iran For Facebook Comment

A British woman has reportedly been sentenced to 20 years in a hellhole Iranian prison for posting comments on Facebook allegedly criticising the country’s leadership.

Roya Nobakht, 47, from Stockport, Greater Manchester, was arrested last October when she was visiting the south-western city of Shiraz.

She was accused of gathering crowds, putting national security at risk and insulting Islam after criticising former Iranian supreme leader the Ayatollah Khomeini on the social media site.

When Julius Agwu Worked On His Wedding Anniversary

Hehehe Julius Agwu must like money so much. Julius and his wife, Ibiere marked their 6th wedding anniversary today, and a lot of people would think he would stay at home to celebrate it, but Julius was out working, lol. Nice outfit tho and happy anniversary.  

CHECK Out Rita Dominic’s Outfit For The Weekend

She wore the attire to a wedding today.

Photos: President Jonathan, Obasanjo, Others At Sir Michael Otedola’s Burial

The remains of former Lagos State governor, Sir Michael Otedola who is also Femi Otedola’s father was laid to rest yesterday in his home town, Epe. President Jonathan, his wife, former president Olusegun Obasanjo and other dignitaries were all present at the burial ceremony. See more photos after the cut.

Boko Haram: Fawehinmi Wants Negotiation…Says Obasanjo Is A Major Problem

Son of late human rights activist, Gani Fawehinmi, Muhammed Fawehinmi while speaking on a live Tv programme, Bimbo and Shola Connect on LTV8 said former president Obasanjo is partly to be blamed for what the Nation is facing today. According to him, the Russian military intelligence had warned him during his administration over the growth of some unknown fundamentalist building up in Sambisa forest but he ignored their warnings.

He also said the best way to rescue the over 200 missing school girls was for the government to agree to the sect's ‘release our men, and get back your girls’ option.

“What matters most as of now is the safety of the missing girls, the Jonathan led government can release the prisoners as requested by Boko haram just to get the girls and then adopt other military measures in fighting the sect,” Muhammed said.



Insane? Self-Proclaimed Terrorist Arraigned In Court

A 27-year old labourer, Francis Mokwe, who publicly proclaimed himself as an insurgent at a banking hall in Lagos, was on Friday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court.

Mokwe, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge for disorderly conduct at a branch of Stanbic-IBTC Bank in the metropolis.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Olanrewaju Balogun, told the court that Mokwe committed the offence at about 9:00 a.m. at the Agungi-Lekki branch of the bank.

Oge Okoye Opens Makeup Studio… Launches Makeup Line

Oge Okoye today opened her Makeup studio and also launched her makeup line, Crystal Glam in Lagos. See another picture after the cut. Big congrats to her.

Churches Should Not Condone Abusive Men- Funmi Iyanda

Funmi Iyanda has expressed her opinion on men who beat their women, saying they should be excommunicated from churches. She also gave ladies few rules and made them understand they are the captain of their own ship.

“No family/church/institution should encourage a daughter to return to an abusive relationship/marriage. If you touch my child, l will kill you.

‘Girls, rule 1. There are no princes anywhere waiting to rescue you. You own and owe you; not him or anyone else. Leave at first slap. Continue after the cut.

Gunmen Abduct Bayelsa State Speaker’s 90-Year Old Mother-In-Law

The mother-in-law of Bayelsa State speaker, Madam Ogboro Dark was yesterday kidnapped by unknown gunmen who stormed her community in the state around 2.00am.The gunmen shot sporadically as they made their way into her home and abducted her.

According to few villagers who witnessed the scene, the armed men entered the community through the waterside in three boats and were fast to leave as soon as they bundled the woman.

The State commissioner has confirmed the incident and says police will do everything to bring back the aged woman. 

Emmy Collins & Noble Igwe Make Up As Emmy Gives Out Gifts On His Blog

Noble Igwe and Emmy Collins last year August confronted each other online, when Emmy dissed Noble in one of his blog posts where he called him short and condemned his style of dressing. The good news is that the two have now made up and are back talking.

Though their war of words last year was very brutal as Noble found the post very disturbing and went ahead to call Emmy unprintable names. So upset was he that he accused Emmy of starting a blog when he failed as a designer, and also assured him his blog was bound to fail too.

Emmy is presently giving away two woollen 2cm blade English handmade ties from him to two lucky winners on Noble’s blog, which assures us all is now well between the two former friends.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Are Wizkid And Tania Omotayo Back Together?

The couple who went their separate ways in March were spotted together at the just held Pepsi Samba party which took place last week Thursday on the Island. A reader who was at the party said Wizkid and Tania were all over each other, and Tania stayed glued to him all through except when he was performing. The picture he took wasn’t clear enough, but he got us one from Pulse. 

I Make N60m Touring 20 States In Nigeria- Oritsefemi

Oritsefemi whom a lot of people are now forced to reckon with after dishing out hits upon hits has said his story has changed and things are now better for him. Speaking with a Punch reporter, Oritsefemi said he charges N3m per show and he could do 20states in a row, making him earn about N60m per brand-concert. Here is how he explained it in his own words;

“Things have definitely changed. Nowadays, I don’t charge less than N3m to perform at a concert. Sometimes the concerts are funded by multinational companies and we have to tour 20 states. Multiply N3m by 20 states and you will understand what I am saying. The situation has indeed improved”.  Se omu lucky (in my Ijebu dialect) Lol

Mafikozolo Arrives Nigeria For Road To MAMA’s

South African musical act, Mafikozolo have arrived Nigeria for the Road to Mama’s Lagos event happening tonight at Federal Palace Hotel.

The South African group got into Lagos yesterday evening and had a meet and greet with a few media houses alongside May-D, Burna Boy and Phyno.

The duo will be performing tonight alongside Nigerian acts such as Chidinma, Davido, Tiwa Savage and a host of others. More pictures after the cut.

Agbani Darego Flaunts S*xy Hot Bod

Agbani who went to Greece for a friend’s birthday party posted this picture of herself online few minutes ago. 

Win The League With Guinness Football Manager

Finally, the English Premier League came to a dramatic close. There was mad frenzy and drama on who would be crowned the King of English football. While Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool were major title contenders for the crown. Manchester City who topped the table for just fifteen days lifted the trophy beating West Ham at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday May 11th 2014.

During the course of the league, the participants and winners of the Guinness Football Manager fantasy game also got their crowns and walked away with fantastic prizes. Ipads, Smartphones, Guinness branded materials and other consolation prizes were all up for grabs during the EPL season.

Skuki Angry Over Nigeria Entertainment Awards Nomination

Nigeria Entertainment Awards released their nominees list yesterday evening with Skuki as part of their best new act. The duo who found this offensive took to their twitter pages and said it must have been some sort of mix up or a joke.

Skuki started singing late 2009 and have different hits to their credit; they are not in any way new. Who does not know the singers in the music industry? I think this is wrong, and some people are just trying to smear their names, a source said. Find what they said after the cut.

Boko Haram Sect Struck Again! Kidnaps Prominent Emirs This Morning

Boko Haram sect, who have now been tagged the world’s most deadly sect this morning has kidnapped two prominent first class traditional rulers in Borno state - the Emir of Uba, Ismaila Mamza and the Emir of Gwoza, Idrisa Timta on their way to Gombe to attend the funeral of the Emir of Gombe who died in a London hospital where he was undergoing treatment for cancer. They were kidnapped this morning, Friday, 30th of May around 10:00am

President Jonathan Attends Late Pa Michael Otedola’s Burial Service

                                                   A picture from the on-going burial service
President Jonathan as you read this is in Epe. The burial service of Late Pa Michael Otedola, a former Lagos State Governor and father of billionaire Femi Otedola is currently taking place in Epe with the country’s number one man  in attendance and other dignitaries.

Ageless! Check Out Stella Damasus' New Photo

Husband 'snatching' (like a lot of people claim) aside. Stella still looks every inch like a queen we all knew her to be. Beautiful!

Don’t “Play Public Relations Propaganda” With Chibok Girls, Obasanjo Warns Military

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday evening in an interview on Channels Tv has warned the Nigerian military not to “play Public Relations propaganda”  with the abduction of the over 200 missing school girls from Chibok. He says any information given out by the military or any other authorised body is taken seriously by the parents and so they need to mind what they say.

“It is a serious issue that is like a spear in the heart of the parents and whatever statement we make and action we take, if it will not really deal with the issue in a way that will bring those girls out safe and secure and make their families happy and will also give every Nigerian a sense of security, then such statements should not be made” he said.

He also said he would be pleasantly surprised if the Chibok girls were “returned intact.”


Former Oyo State Governor, Rasheed Ladoja Loses Son

This is indeed not a good time for former Oyo State Governor, Rasheed Ladoja who lost one of his sons yesterday on Eko Bridge in Lagos in a car accident.

Adebola Ladoja whom a lot of people described as gentle, calm and loving was killed when a Daf truck belonging to a justice lost control and ran into his Golf salon car on the bridge. The accident occurred around 3.30pm on third mainland bridge, but Adebola was left in the pool of his blood for several minutes before he help came to him. Sadly he died right there in his car. May his soul rest in peace and may God comfort his family. So sad. Another picture of him with a female friend after the cut.

16-Year Old Boy Murders Parents Because They Seized His IPhone

16 year old Vincent Parker pleaded guilty yesterday to murdering his parents Carol and Wayne Parker last December. The boy says that there was no specific fight that prompted the brutal MURDER. The sadistic killer told authorities, 'I just remember getting mad,' Parker told the court. 'It's all from my dad. All this stuff like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff.'

The story gets worse. Vincent was an only child being raised by his hard working parents Carol, 57, and father Wayne, 55, in their Norfolk, Virginia home. They did everything right - they lived in a good neighborhood, and helped Vincent become an honor roll student.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wizkid Shows Off His Gold Rolex, Diamond Earrings & Rose Gold Chain

                                                                        Beautiful....

READ The Full Text Of President Jonathan’s Democracy Day Broadcast

Fellow Nigerians,

1. I greet and felicitate with you all, today, as we mark 15 years of uninterrupted democratic governance in our beloved country.

2. Our dear nation, Nigeria, has certainly come a long way and made notable progress since our first Democracy Day on May 29, 1999 when the military finally relinquished power and handed over to a democratically-elected government, marking the true beginning of a government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

Is Pastor Oyakhilome Planning To Divorce His Wife?

May be yes, may be no, but all seems not to be well with the messengers of God. Pastor Chris’s wife, Mrs Anita Oyakhilome who heads their UK headquarters branch according to a Facebook page has not been seen in the church she pastors for months now and it has left a lot of people wondering what could have gone wrong.

A post on the Facebook page purported to be the summary of Pastor Chris’ speech with United Kingdom-based pastors and deacons of Christ Embassy at the Bermondsey branch of the church on May 16, 2014, stated that;

Is Don Jazzy Nigeria’s No 1 Entertainer?

Though he is not fully a musician, but Don Jazzy is more popular than so many musicians. He started out as a music producer and today sings as well and has a music group you could term most powerful in Nigeria’s music industry today.

When Mo’hits parted ways, a lot of people thought it was almost over for him, because the man, D’banj who a lot of people thought made him big had left. But till now, Don Jazzy continues to shine, and it almost seems he is the most respected and followed entertainer in the music industry today.

How Bricklayer Killed 12-Year Old Relative

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man, Mr. Paul Obiefule, for allegedly beating his 12-year-old relative to death.

The relative, who was identified as Onyedikachi Mbanozo, was staying with Obiefule, a bricklayer, and his wife on Omitola Street in the Agege area of Lagos.

Punch Metro learnt that Onyedika, as the boy was fondly called, was the son of Obiefule’s wife’s brother.

New Video: Mr Novia Rebukes Tiwa, Uti Defends Her As Husband Wants People To Praise Him

Ever since Tiwa Savage’s ‘wanted’ video was released online yesterday a lot of her fans have criticized it, while some praised her effort.  Her husband after reading a lot of criticism messages says, he hopes one day people will praise him for changing the female music industry in Nigeria from the days of Kele Kele.

Charles however thinks the video is nonsense and says Tiwa should have shown the acts she displayed to her husband in the bedroom. He also said this to people who have been saying Nigerians are hypocrites;  
‘When you start exposing punanies and p*nises in the name of stupid art, then those shouting hypocrisy should let their children walk n*ked to school’, lol.

In all Uti thinks Nigerians should shut up and even went as far as asking them how many of them have made their families proud. Hmm, see all the tweets after the cut.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Negotiation Is The Only Way + Reasons OBJ Held Meeting With Boko Haram’s Relatives- Shehu Sani

Mallam Shehu Sani a Civil Rights activist, has said the only way the government can get back the over missing 200 Chibok school girls is by negotiating with Boko Haram. He also said, people should desist from doubting if former president, Olusegun Obasanjo held a meeting or not in Ogun State with some relatives of Boko Haram members. Here is how The Nation reports it;

Civil Rights activist, Mallam Shehu Sani, said in Kaduna Wednesday that he led a delegation of some families of suspected Boko Haram members to a meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo to find ways of securing the release of the abducted schoolgirls.

Kabiru Sokoto Wants Pardon, Writes Jonathan

Convicted Boko Haram member, Kabiru Sokoto has pleaded with President Jonathan to grant him presidential pardon because he is innocent of what he was convicted for. He also said he promises to assist the government in its efforts to end Boko Haram sect.

Kabiru was convicted on a two-count terrorism charge and was found guilty of facilitating the commission of terrorism acts and concealing information from security agencies on the December 25th, 2011 bombing of St Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State.

Unlawful Attack Of The #BringBackOurGirls Abuja Family By Sponsored Thugs

You read the summary of some of the protesters in the immediate post below. But the group just sent in a press release narrating what happened today, and how they plan to continue.

Following our march to meet with President Jonathan, during which he was represented by a delegation, led by the Secretary to the Government, a speech was read on his behalf advising our movement #BringBackOurGirls, Abuja Family: “...that protests should be directed at the terrorists…”.

Photos: Crowd Disrupts #BringBackOurGirls Peaceful Protest In Abuja

This will make you really sad. It will get you down. Is all hope lost?  The Unity fountain where hundreds of peaceful protesters gather daily to remind our government to #bringbackourgirls today was turned into a market place to disrupt their peaceful protest which has been going on there on a daily basis. Some of the protesters said, ‘rented’ man and women gathered around the place pretending to be selling foodstuffs and ringing bells to attract buyers. They later started attacking the protesters when they refused to leave despite turning the place into a market. In all, the protesters said the police watched as they were been attacked and did nothing about it. More tweets after the cut.

Finally Here! Kolasoul’s New Single & Audio- Oniro

Headies Awards 2013 Nominee and Chase Awards 2013 nominee, KolaSoul, has proven once again why he is one of the best RnB/Afro-Pop artistes in Nigeria today! Vocals.... Check, Delivery..... Check . Originality......Check!!!

 #ONIRO, the amazing fusion of fuji, pop and dubstep .... with very colourful Urban Naija styled visuals directed by Paul Gambit.  #RRL is dubbed 'Hybrid High-life' by its producer Chordratic beats! Watch the video and listen to the audio after the cut.

Poet, Author & Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou Dies At 86

Poet, author and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou who wrote "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", is dead. She was found dead this morning in her apartment by a caretaker.

Maya had been struggling with health issues in recent weeks and had to cancel her appearance at the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon in Houston, which will hold on the 30th of May, 2014, where she was billed to be honoured with the ''Beacon Life Award''. May her soul rest in peace.

Sossi Drops New Single: My Boo

Bugatti Records latest signee and fast rising hip hop sensation popularly known as Sossi finally drops the long awaited and highly anticipated debut single titled "MY BOO". The song was produced by Smoothkiss a producer and artiste on Bugatti Records. Enjoy.

Increment Of Fees: OAU Student Writes Open Letter To VC

Like most students, I have always admired you. From the very first day I saw and heard you speak, I have since then even until now reserved for you good judgements contrary to the very bad ones spreading like wildfire. As much as I would have loved to sound obscene in this piece of mine, I choose to maintain some decorum instead, as this is very much required at this point in time. Cutting all craps and going straight to the point, avoiding every form of side attractions and putting on hold every form of sentiments I might have had and may still have for you, I consider it sad, absurd and utterly inadequate the reasons you gave as regard the outrageous and unfair increment in the school fees, save some few.

New Video: Tiwa Savage - Wanted

Oh you get to see Tiwa in a way you have never seen her before. Enjoy!

I Can Not Give Your Letter To Boko Haram, First Lady Tells Nigerian Children

Yesterday while celebrating the 2014 children’s Day at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, the first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan advised children and Nigerians to stop abusing her husband because God made him the head of state.

Addressing the children further and quoting the scriptures, she said it is non-biblical to abuse ones parents and leaders of a nation.  

“The Almighty God commands us to pray for our leaders. We therefore need to pray for the development of our country and the President. Remember that a child that abuses his father and mother is disobeying God’s commandment because the Bible says in Exodus 20:12 that you should honour your father and mother so that you may live long in the land that the Lord your God has given you.”

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ignore The Rumours! FG’s Topmost Priority Is National Security Not Public Relations- Abati

Here is a press release sent in from the State House.

Reports in national and foreign media that the Federal Government is currently in the process of recruiting an international public relations firm to “counter mounting criticism both inside and outside the country” are completely false and baseless.

The suggestion that the Federal Government intends to spend a staggering sum of $800 Million on the phantom public relations effort to ease “increasing pressure over its response to the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls” is also wholly untrue.

Photo: Mother Burns 11-Year Old Son’s Face In Ghana For Stealing

An 11-year-old boy at New Takoradi Lower Town has had his face and parts of the body burnt with an electric iron allegedly by his own biological mother, for purportedly stealing GH¢5.00 belonging to the little boy’s friend.

Daily Guide leant that the boy is currently receiving treatment at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi, Western Region, for the multiple burns he sustained.

This paper gathered that the 28-year-old mother is in the grips of the Takoradi police while investigations into the incident continue.

I’m Not Bleaching…Cameras & Filters Make It Look So- Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson in a new interview has said she is tired of explaining to people that she isn’t bleaching her skin, but cameras, lightening and filters make her look lighter in pictures. She said a lot of people criticize her when she posts new pictures but they are all the work of the camera and she isn’t bleaching. You guys can compare all the pictures and let us know if you believe her or not. More pictures of her after the cut.

Obasanjo Holds Meeting To Free Abducted School Girls

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo according to AFP held a meeting last weekend in his Ogun State farm with relatives of some senior Boko Haram fighters as well as intermediaries on how to free the over 200 missing school girls by negotiating with Boko Haram.

It will be recalled that the girls in question have been missing since April 14th, 2014 which makes it exactly one month and 13 days today.

Ondo State Elects First Ever Female Speaker

The members of Ondo State House of Assembly have elected their first ever female speaker, Ms Jumoke Akindele. She emerged the first female Speaker of the state this morning when she defeated her two other counterparts who are men in an open vote. 

It will be recalled that the former speaker died February this year. Big congrats to her.

Sudanese Woman Sentenced To Death For Marrying Christian Gives Birth In Prison

Meriam, 27, a doctor, who was sentenced to death by hanging earlier this month after being found guilty of converting from Islam to Christianity and marrying a Christian man, Daniel Wani, gave birth to a baby girl in prison today.

She will receive 100 lashes before she is executed - sometime in the next two years, but Meriam has vowed to keep to her faith than convert back to Islam.


TobaccoCtrl Is One

Tobacco Control Nigeria is a public health and policy change campaign project using Social Media to advance tobacco control and support the passage of a comprehensive Tobacco Control (TC) law compliant with the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Nigeria. This advocacy started on 31st May 2013 which was the World No Tobacco Day.

German Tabloid Publishes N*ked B*** Of Kate Middleton

A German tabloid has published a picture of the Duchess of Cambridge’s skirt blowing up to reveal her bare b*m. The shot of Kate, which was taken during the recent royal tour of New Zealand and Australia when she accompanied William on a walkabout in the Blue Mountains, shows the skirt of her wrap dress blowing up to reveal her bum.

This latest breach of privacy comes just under two years after the Duke and Duchess launched legal action against French magazine, Closer, which printed topless photographs of Kate on holiday.