Saturday, November 29, 2014
Olugbenga Ashiru, a former minister of foreign affairs has died in a South African hospital today. Family members who confirmed his death said he died of brain tumour in the South African hospital. It was also gathered that Mr Ashiru has been hospitalized for over 3 months before passing away today. He was 66.
Pope Francis has taken part in a Muslim prayer alongside the Grand Mufti of Istanbul on the second leg of his three-day visit to Turkey. Francis stood on Saturday morning with his head bowed and hands clasped in front of him in a two minutes of silent prayer inside the 17th-century Sultan Ahmet mosque, aiming to show respect for Islam and encourage stronger ties between the two faiths.
"May God accept it," Rahmi Yaran, the Grand Mufti of Istanbul told the pope at the end of the prayer.
A group of school children waving Turkish and Vatican flags chanted "Long live Pope Francis" as the pope cheerfully left the mosque. More photos below.
Okay, so I have been receiving mails from some people that the Imo State Film Academy which I reported here on the blog has collapsed barely a week from the commissioning of the new place, but I refused to publish the mails because I tried to find out if it was true and the person I got in touch with denied it… Hmm.
But alas the building actually collapsed few days after Governor Okorocha commissioned it. Some reports have said it collapsed as a result of substandard material, but the state commissioner for Information, Engr. Chidi Ibe has finally spoken about the incident, and says it was as a result of an accident. Hear him;
“There was nothing like collapsed building. It was a trailer carrying a heavy generator and while trying to drop the equipment behind the Film Academy, one of the trailer’s tyres pulled and the trailer fell on the building. The impact of the trailer’s fall led to the collapse of the building,” he said. Check out some official photos from the event after the cut.
Forty-nine-year-old Fred Obi was about to board an Ethiopian Air flight from Abuja to Tel Aviv, Israel with a strange cargo allegedly concealed in his stomach when the law caught up with him. He had ingested 1.594kg of cocaine.
But he was not the only one boarding that same flight with the intention of transporting narcotics they had ingested on November 22, 2014 when they were arrested by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Governor Oshiomhole is angry and very bitter towards President Jonathan for ignoring Edo state and its people, by depriving them of what he call their right. While receiving former Minister of State for Works and PDP Chieftain, Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi who just decamped to APC and 2000 of his followers at the traditional Urhokpota Ground in Benin yesterday, Oshiomhole openly poured out his anger, saying PDP has done more harm than good in the state and the country as a whole. His exact words after the cut.
This Etcetera no well. Hahaha so he thinks some of us won’t decode the people he is referring to in his new article? Lol… don’t send me your link again, I no dey do again…. Ahn Ahn… these are our girls now, lol. Okay quick one, you guys are going to read about a divorcee whom her new guy fell in love with after seeing her in Jennifer. And that’s Funke Akindele. The second divorcee who just spent $24,000 on a yacht trip in Dubai- Chika Ike, while the 3rd who just bought a Lekki house and rumoured G-Wagon is Ini Edo. Oya read the gist, so you will understand what I am saying better. Lol… Funny guy...
Friday, November 28, 2014
She will be the 11th winner of the $25,000 award, which recognizes an artiste below 50 who has produced a significant body of work and consistently demonstrates exceptional creativity. We say big congrats to her.
Marriage is good o, hehehe. Remember we were the first to tell you about her private wedding which took place last week only in the presence of few friends and family members before Toyosi went online to confirm it?. Now, Toyosi isn’t hiding it ‘anymore’ and has gone ahead to add her husband’s name to her name on Facebook while also taking out time to praise and show him off! Hear her;
You Will Love This! Check Out Kate Henshaw’s Outfit To A Reception With President Jonathan At Eko Hotel Now
A 20-year old man, Jordan Jackson, has boasted to his pregnant girlfriend about how he slept with her two sisters, 25 and 18 not considering how she feels. Victoria 22, said she received the news with shock and was heartbroken because of how a man she loved, and most importantly her sisters betrayed her.
Shortly after Jordan boastfully broke the news to her, he went ahead to pin her down by the throat and was about attacking her, before she narrowly escaped. Victoria explained how it all started in court as Jackson was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment for trying to harm a pregnant woman.
The bomb blast which caused serious pandemonium as people ran helter-skelter for their lives, followed immediately with sporadic gunshots. Police have now taken over the area with numbers of casualties yet unknown.
Update: A new report says at least 120 people were killed during the blasts that involved two suicide bombers and 270 others wounded. The causalities were much because as survivors made to run from the scene, gunmen who were standing by opened fire on them. It’s just really sad.
The Lagos State monthly environmental sanitation exercise for November has been cancelled. It was cancelled to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) officials easy access to their centres to distribute Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, in the nine remaining local governments in Lagos.
The government said the cancellation of the exercise would also enable Lagosians to fully participate in the ongoing collection of PVCs and registration exercise. INEC will be working from Saturday to Sunday. I know this is more of good news to people having parties tomorrow. Lol
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, today attacked former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan, Punch reports.
Fayose spoke at the Yoruba Progress Summit, held at the Oduduwa Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State. Fayose, who was impeached as the Ekiti State Governor in 2006 during the reign of Obasanjo as President, said the ex-president was corrupt and was not in a position to criticise Jonathan.
Benny Obaze with wife
Bevista/Rivista and Jevista boss, Benny Obaze, has joined politics. The popular business man intends to represent the people of Ogbaru Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives come 2015, under PDP.
His younger brother, Dubem, a former Commissioner under ex-Governor Peter Obi, will also be running for a seat in senate under the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
Interestingly, their eldest brother, Oseloka, is also in politics. He is presently the Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State. We wish the brothers all the best.
A riot broke out this morning in Lekki around 8:00am with eyewitnesses saying it’s actually a fight between Hausa okada riders, and Yoruba Lekki Estate Shuttle drivers. According to the source, the riot which occurred this morning was as a result of an attack carried out by Hausa Okada riders on Yoruba bus drivers who drive some of the estate’s shuttle buses last night.
The eyewitness who spoke to pulse.ng this morning said;
“It all started yesterday when the Hausa okada riders attacked the bus drivers, they shattered the windows of their buses and injured a few bus drivers. This morning, the drivers with the help of some men caught some of these okada riders and beat them to a pulp”.
Popular Afro hip-hop & dancehall artiste, Esegine Allen aka Orezi has just signed a juicy multimillion naira deal with Nigeria’s foremost and most innovative bookmaker, Merrybet.
The shoki crooner “Alhaji Orezi”, who was elated at signing the deal said “Merrybet has brought a lot of appeal and sophistication to the business of sports betting and that it felt good to be associated with such an innovative brand.”
The Police High Command yesterday in Abuja has said they never arraigned Nyanya suspected bomber, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche who was recently freed by a court of law, but said the case against him was bungled and regrets that the media misled the public for so long. A press statement released by the command after the cut.
Vanguard has revealed the relationship between himself and Ghanaian top actress, Juliet Ibrahim. He also said his wife, Remi Blaq knows fully well what’s happening between them, and she’s very much okay with it. When asked if he would have married the actress, if he wasn’t married, Yemi said Yes, he would, but it’s unfortunate he is married now, while also hinting he has a good wife.
You have a very close relationship with Juliet Ibrahim, how does your wife react to that?
She’s okay with it. My wife is a professional through and through. When we were shooting ‘The Distance Between’, my wife wrote the script. She wrote my character to have a romantic relationship with both Rita Dominic and Mercy Johnson. She was on set while we were shooting and after doing a kissing scene with Mercy Johnson, my wife called me aside and said “That kiss is not real. You need to make it real”.
Femi Kuti is upset and sad at the moment. According to a DNA test recently carried out by the father of 5 on his children, shows two of them, Dupe and Tosin are not his. He revealed this to Encomium few days ago in an interview, regretting why a woman should give him what is not is. Here’s how Encomium puts it;
Out of his alleged five children: Made, Afolabi, Dupe, Tosin and Ayomide, two of them, Dupe and Tosin (a boy and a girl) have been discovered not to be his biological children, according to a recent DNA test. He confessed being disappointed and pained that a woman can actually give someone what does not belong to him.
Performing artiste, Muma Gee who got married to a Nollywood actor, Prince Eke in 2011 has said she can never dump her music career for marriage. According to Muma Gee who says she never courted her husband before they finally tied the knot, said they have had their ups and down in marriage like every other couple and she’s glad they are still in it. But she can never trade her music career for marriage. Here’s what she told Punch;
“I can never dump my music career. Music is part of me and will always be. I live, breathe, eat and drink music. I just cannot survive without making music. So it is impossible to quit, not even now that I am married. For me, music is not all about picking up the microphone and opening my mouth to sing. It is something that comes from within. It is deeper than just singing and performing at a concert. That is why when I am performing on stage, I am out of this world. It is my way of life,” she said.
The couple are blessed with a set of twins named Ceasar and Cleopatra.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Hehehe Naija’s own Maheedah says when she said she is made, she wasn’t joking, because it aint about fame or music but she married the main deal- her MAN. She went ahead saying her kitchen in Holland costs N6m while her bathroom is N4m and she’s just about to buy a club! She ended it saying; ‘I need relax now , bitches hustle on’… Dig that? Lol
More tweets below…
A chartered aircraft conveying APC’s presidential aspirant, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari and his entourage was allegedly denied landing rights in Makurdi yesterday. The presidential aspirant has however spoken about the incident, saying they can only try, but can’t stop him or his party. Below is what APC London who campaigns solely for him wrote on their official Facebook page…
Prostitution in Nigerian campuses has come to stay except God intervenes. Pm News Campus Square went about to ask some students why they think prostitution is so rampant on campuses and what they think can be done to curb it and here’s what they have to say…
“Prostitution in our tertiary institutions is a trade that has grown to the extent that it demands serious attention from the government.
“It is a business which the culprits are sometimes not ashamed of. Prostitution is something that the government should really look into.
Orijin, your favourite African modern and contemporary drink had toured 14 cities with 17 parties across Nigeria and left consumers asking for more.
With the intent of further deepening its position as the Orijinal drink for modern African folk, the Brand informed that it has finalised arrangements in extending the Orijinal party Nights experience to other states in the coming weeks.
The first in the second wave of Orijinal Nights kicks off in the city of Kaduna on the 28th of November at Reloaded Nite Club; 19/20 Mozambique Road, Banawa, Kaduna. by 7:00pm.