Saturday, January 24, 2015

Oscar Award Winning Actor, Colin Firth Reveals He Once Lived In Nigeria

Oscar award winning actor, Colin Firth has revealed on 'the Jonathan Ross show' tonight that he spent the first 4 years of his life in Nigeria. Would you have believed that? Nice!

Nduka Obaigbena Launches ARISE NEWS On DSTV & GOtv

Nigerian media mogul and founder of THISDAY newspaper, Nduka Obaigbena has launched his new media platform, ARISE NEWS on DSTV and GOtv. The news platform will run like global news channels such as CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and its like. 

OC Ukeje & Wife Step Out Together (Photos)

This is the first time OC Ukeje and his wife, Ibukun Togonu will be stepping out together since they got married in November. The two stepped out for the premiere of Gone Too Far and they absolutely stole the show! See another photo of them after the cut.

Kwara Speaker Urges Nigerians To Vote & Defend Their Votes

The Kwara State Speaker, Razak Atunwa, during a campaign visit to Magaji Ngeri in Ilorin has urged Nigerians to vote and defend their votes. The speaker said the presence of armed forces at polling units is to protect the people’s votes and urged them not to be intimidated by their presence, but vote and wait for their votes to be counted. Hear him;

“We cannot make any change if we do not vote and defend our votes in the forthcoming elections; we must exercise rare courage, steadfastness and bravery to stand with our votes after casting them and ensure the results are well documented and announced before us by the INEC officials” he stated.

“The police and army are to protect the rights of electorates, so we must all be aware of this fact and not be intimidated by the presence of armed forces in our various polling units. I will wear my shirt and jean, vote and wait until the votes are counted and announced before the people, thus I charge you again to be fully prepared against any abnormality in the 2015 presidential election by being brave and valiant to monitor your votes during the coming election,” he added.

Don Jazzy’s Response About D’banj Being Broke Will Shock You

What sayeth thou?

Iyanya Moves Into New House (Photos)

Aww this is such a good news. Music act, Iyanya whom a lot of people prefer to call Mr Oreo has moved into a new home. Ubi Franklin his manager stylishly announced it this afternoon by posting a photo of the new abode, but we weren’t sure then. We can now confirm to you that indeed Iyanya moved into a new home today. Big congrats to him. See more photos after the cut.

Photos: Building Behind Club 45 In Surulere On Fire

A building behind club 45 in surulere this evening has caught fire. The cause of the fire is yet unknown but fire fighters are said to be taking control of the situation now. See more pictures after the cut.

Photo Of The Day: Bovi Gives The President A Hearty Smile

                                                             Father and son!

The Roles I Will Play As Nigeria’s First Lady- Aisha Buhari

Mrs Aisha Buhari, the wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Party, APC has said her husband will not tamper with the office of the First Lady, if it is constitutionally recognised, because he won’t do anything out of the constitution. She further went on to say, if it is not in the constitution and he intends to scrap it, then it is fine.

She however assured that, if her husband gets elected as the president next month, she will play her role as the first lady in a traditional way when she resumes office. Continue below...

Just Five Ebola Cases Left In Liberia

Liberia is almost free from Ebola. The country who has been suffering from this deadly disease now only have about five cases left according to United Nations. Thousands of people have died of Ebola in Liberia in the last few months. We are so happy for them.

Aww Brymo Shows Off His Heavily Pregnant GF

The singer has announced this evening that he would be having a baby soon with his fiancée. He posted a photo of her on his IG page with the caption ‘We gonna have a baby, I am gonna be a daddy!!!! Singing’

We are so happy for them.

Nigeria Does Not Need The Help Of UN To Fight Boko Haram – Dasuki

Nigeria does not need the help of UN or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the country's national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki has told the BBC.

Dasuki said their help is not needed because Nigeria and its neighbours were in "good shape" to take on the insurgents. He however acknowledged the group, to be a "real security threat", BBC says.

Meanwhile US Secretary of State John Kerry says he plans to visit Nigeria in a couple of days. Mr Kerry made the announcement in a speech discussing how to tackle violent extremism at the Davos economic conference.

Cool Fm OAP Shine Begho’s Love Story Will Melt Your Hearts

Shine’s story will make you know your man is around the corner and you just have to chill and open up. Don’t be fast to say no to every guy. Shine and her designer boyfriend got married few days ago at Ikoyi registry. They will be having their traditional marriage next month. Love love their story. Read it after the cut.

Maheeda Releases New Photos Of Self

Maheeda has released new photos of herself and explained how she’s trying to live a healthy life, by trying her best to eat only clean and healthy food. She says it’s the best gift any girl can give herself. See more photos after the cut.

Photos: Oritsefemi, Monalisa Chinda, Others Rock Lisa Omorodion's First Cut Movie Premiere

The movie, First Cut by Lisa Omorodion premiered yesterday at Silverbird cinema, See more photos after the cut.

The Buhari Nigerians Dont Know - Halima Buhari Speaks

In this video, Halima Buhari the 5th daughter of Muhammadu Buhari, APC’s presidential candidate speaks on her dad and how he would relate with Nigerians if he gets to rule Nigeria again. You can also read the transcript below.

Joseph Mbu Replies APC, It Is Not Yet Time To Talk

Outgoing AIG Zone 7, Joseph Mbu while speaking with Journalists yesterday, January, 23, 2015 in Abuja, has acknowledged reading the statement APC Lagos addressed to him, but said it is definitely not the right time to reply them. According to him, he loves his job and he is never afraid of anyone while executing his job. He also says he will definitely reply APC at the right time. His words after the cut.

Islamic State Publishes Its Sharia Law For ‘Citizens’

Islamic State has published a list of punishments ranging from 80 lashes for drinking alcohol and losing a hand for theft, to death for committing blasphemy.

The Sharia code of conduct will be enforced in areas under its control which now covers large swathes of Iraq and Syria, Dailymail reports.

Man, 65, Arrested For Trying To Transfer Money From A Murdered Man’s Account

A look at 65-year-old Akpan Joseph , will never pass him for a fraudster, owing to his seemingly calm disposition. But he is currently cooling his heels at the dreaded Lagos State Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Ikeja.

Reason? He was reported to have gone to one of the Ilorin branches of a first generation bank,on January 7, 2015, posing as one of the account holders , who had come to transfer the sum of N1 million from his supposed account , into two separate accounts,

Nobody Should Vote In The Coming Elections- Etcetera Writes Again!

Some people have accused me of not liking politicians, so let me set the record straight. I don’t! They have done more harm to our nation than the military (their first cousins). At no period in our nationhood has the opportunity for reversing the dehumanising nature of a politically corrupt society like ours been greater. Every Nigerian who seeks freedom should rethink all temptations to rush to the polling station on February 14 in an attempt to further entrench corruption with a transfusion of his or her energies. Let us instead participate in a peaceful revolution to rescue this country from disintegration and death. It is better for any society that has been shredded by corruption to undergo a few headaches, fevers, and stomach upsets in the interim. It is better to rid Nigeria of her sickness once and for all than continue our habit of suppressing the symptoms which is exactly what we’ll be doing voting for the same crop of corrupt politicians in the forthcoming elections.

I Tried To Kill Myself Because I Was Broke- Halima Abubakar

This is not the first time Halima Abubakar would be speaking about her attempted suicide, she once said it on her instagram page, but in this new interview with Punch, Halima shed more light on it and explained how she went broke and was tired of life, how people lied using her name, how people she loved betrayed her, and how her boyfriend couldn’t even save her. Continue below.

I Added To M.I’s Success- Kelly Hansome

Kelly Hansome is in the news again and I must say we have missed listening to his songs. Kelly while speaking with Saturday Beats said he added to M.I’s popularity and also spoke about his issues with his past record label, Kennis Music headed by Keke Ogungbe. We really don’t know what happened between the two parties, but we know they went their separate ways and little or nothing was heard from Kelly again. Anyway, the singer shed more light on this. We really hope he gets back to doing good music soon. Who still remembers his True Love song? Dope!

Blogging Is The Future Of Journalism- Ladun Liadi

Aww I wasn’t ready to publish this interview here, I have never published any of my interviews on my blog, but so many readers who have gone through my new interview with The Nation newspaper have been asking me to re-publish it here. So I agreed because of my new readers, who really know little or nothing about me, lol. I think the interview was on the 4th of January, 2015. Not sure, but I remember I got a call the next day after the New Year celebration.Okay get to know a little more about me, lol. 

General M.Buhari’s School Certificate: To Be Or Not To Be?

This was written by Mr. Adolphus Nwachukwu.

In the past few weeks the issue that has wrongly been in the front burner is whether General M. Buhari is qualified or eligible to contest the Presidential Election of 14/2/2015 having regard to the provisions of sections 131 and 318(1)(a)-(d) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

In other words, is it a mandatory constitutional requirement for General Buhari to produce his school certificate or Its Equivalent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (‘INEC’) before he will be eligible to contest the 14/2/20015 Presidential election? Does the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) (hereafter ‘the 1999 Constitution’) stipulate that a Presidential candidate or aspirant like General Buhari must produce his/her school certificate or its equivalent before he will be eligible to contest a Presidential election?

This Assembly Of God’s Advertorial Might Make You Laugh

What do you think?

Gov. Ayo Fayose’s 5 Must Read Quotes To APC

After all the drama and condemnation that came with Gov. Ayo Fayose’s advertorial for president Goodluck Jonathan in some daily newspapers where he compared APC’s presidential candidate with dead past Head of States, Gov. Fayose is still not keeping quiet.  Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Mr Lere Olayinka, the Governor issued a riot act, in 5 must-read quotes.

Tara Durotoye Speaks About Her First Job, Who Inspired Her & Her Achievements So Far

Tara Fela Durotoye was the guest on this week’s ‘African Voices’ on CNN, where she spoke about how she got into makeup business, her first makeup job and what she has been able to achieve so far.  
Speaking about her stepmother’s influence she said; “She was extremely fashionable. Liked to look beautiful. She was always in the salon every weekend having her nail polish done. Sometimes I had to sit down as a little girl and polish her toenails as well. So I saw the power of cosmetics.”

I Had Dreamt To Be In Your Shoes, Chalry Boy Writes Pope

Call him a joker, but Charly Boy is speaking his mind. In this new article of Charly Boy, he pens down how he had dreamt to be a priest and how occult activities took that away from him, but he is glad the pope made it and he is nothing but his rock star. It’s a sweet love message. Find it after the cut.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Photos: Alaba Trader Builds Mansion With Robbery Money

A trader at Alaba International market, Ojo, Lagos, western Nigeria, and leader of an 8-man trans-border robbery gang, Nnamdi John, has confessed that he led a successful robbery operation during which they carted away N100 million.

He said he used his share of N28 million to build a mansion in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

The 42-year old John was paraded along with seven other members of his gang by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Aderanti on Thursday.

Photos: How Saudi King Was Buried Today

There were no golden carriages. Friday's funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah was a relatively simple affair in line with the austere form of Islam practiced by one of the world's wealthiest ruling families, nbcnews reports.

The body of the former custodian of Islam's two holiest cities, Mecca and Medina, was bathed according to Islamic ritual. The late ruler, whose net worth has been estimated at around $20 billion, was then wrapped in two pieces of plain white cloth; the standard shroud for all Muslims.

You Can’t Stop Me From Visiting Bayelsa- Patience Jonathan Tells Group

We don’t have a slow first lady, Mba. The first lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan has replied the groups threatening her not to come near Bayelsa especially on the 5th of February scheduled for the presidential campaign of PDP in the state. While speaking through her media assistant, Ayo Adewuyi the first lady says no group can threaten her from staying away from Bayelsa especially when the group remains faceless.

“We will not descend so low to be joining issues with faceless groups. The fact however remains that the First Lady as the wife of the President cannot be threatened by anybody or any group if she decides to visit any part of the country,” he media assistance said.

We Can Help Improve Your Child Academically! Our Testimony

We will share the story of one of our students. Emmanuella, her teacher greets her with "hi five" and a visible friendship exists between her and her teacher. She jumps at her teacher, plays with her teacher and always free to tell her teacher what she feels at any time, she even points it out when she feels she needs a break or when reluctant to learn. Her recent result, 97.3%, her mother's reaction was filled with excitement, her secret "the teacher student relationship".

In improving your child/ward the relationship between the teacher and student is key and can't be over looked. At Smart Learning our teachers have been trained and mandated to build strong unbreakable relationships with students, to deliver parent expected results, motivate students, help them to become outstanding among their colleagues and deliver all round moral ethics. Please read more on how to improve your child/ward.

Photo: D’banj’s Alleged Girlfriend, Bonang Out With 2015 Lingerie Collection

D’banj’s alleged South African girlfriend Bonang Matheba is out with her 2015 lingerie line. Remember we once told you here that she has a lingerie line? Well her new set for 2015 is now out. People who have compared Bonang to Kim K in terms of beauty and business are not wrong after all. Her picture is currently been displayed boldly on the new window of Woolworths in South Africa to advertise the new arrivals. To think she owns the line and models it? Big girl!

Lynxx, Ayuba, Doris Simeon All Cover The New Edition Of City People Fashion & Style Magazine

                                                                    Too Hot!!!

Photo: Dame Patience Jonathan Shows Off Her PVC

                                                                           Do you have yours?

We Love Victoria Kimani’s Friday Afternoon Outfit

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Photo: Fire Razes Popular Filmmaker’s Bungalow In Lagos

Popular playwright and filmmaker, Ola Balogun’s bungalow has been razed down by fire. The bungalow at 11, Aje street Sabo-Yaba was completely razed down yesterday, while even spreading to another building..

It was learnt that the fire, which started at about 2:30am in the bungalow, was suspected to have been caused by power surge. The filmmaker who turns 70 in August watched as his house was razed as repeated calls made to fire fighters were not answered on-time.

However, some of his belonging and vehicles parked in the compound were salvaged by neighbours, who came to his rescue.

Liverpool Signs Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala

Liverpool Ladies have signed Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala who also won the 2014 African Women's Player of the Year Award at the recently held Glo-CAF Awards.

The Women’s Super League Champions secured the signature of the highly rated 20 year-old Nigerian international from Nigerian Women’s Championship title winners, Rivers Angels. Asisat says she is very excited about the deal.

‘You Wan Go Load ATM’- Fan Disses HKN Gang Member

Popular HKN Gang member, King Spesh has been blasted for showing off so much cash on his social media network. King Spesh shared a picture of himself on instagram carrying a bundle of cash which he captioned “baddah lego”

His followers however questioned why he would display money on the internet, which he doesn’t give out. A fan also threatened to unfollow him if he ever tries it again. “See, if u post any picture showing off money again. I'll unfollow u. U dey show us money and u no dey give out.”

Another follower asked, “Bros, u wan go load ATM?”

“Absolutely no sense in this, why trying to oppress your followers? Someone should grow biko,” another follower wrote.

It’s Another Giveaway Friday

Out of the N100k giveaway for this month, 6 people have won N60k, so we have N40k left. Today two people will win N10k each, and the following Friday, another two would win the remaining N20k, before we start a fresh one in February. So the 10th and 600th commenter wins. You can’t comment more than 20 times and you can only comment with a google account or your email addy. If you have also won in the previous ones, please don't play, let others try too. Goodluck guys.