Saturday, March 14, 2015

Twin Explosions Rock Displaced Persons Camp In Borno

Twin explosions on Saturday evening rock one of the camps accommodating thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri metropolis, Vanguard reports. The incident took place at about 6:15pm shaking many houses and structures around Maduganari ward, Ramat Polytechnic institute and other nearby communities.

It will be recalled that only last week Saturday, multiple explosions rocked different locations including two major markets and motor parks in the metropolis living over 100 people dead with scores injured. 

He Keeps Expanding! Zuckerberg Buys Shopping Search Engine TheFind

Facebook has acquired TheFind, an ecommerce search app. TheFind announced the deal yesterday on its website.

"We are now starting our next chapter by combining forces with Facebook to do even more for consumers. Facebook's resources and platform give us the opportunity to scale our expertise in product sourcing to the over 1 billion people that use the platform," the company wrote.

But Facebook management says they bought the shopping search engine to help boost its advertising business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition is expected to close in the next few weeks. 

SEE What Araromi/Ifako Residents Placed On Their Gates As A Warning To PHCN Officials

Lol  I don’t blame them.  The person who posted this said she found it on her gate and the gates of everyone in the neighbourhood. Continue…

What Went Down At PDP Women Rally Where Patience Jonathan Spoke Today

The wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Saturday insisted that her husband would remain in office for eight years to complete his two terms in office, despite the opposition.

Mrs. Jonathan, said this during the Peoples Democratic Party women rally, under the auspices of Women for Change and Development Initiative, in Benin, Edo State. She was accompanied by national and state leaders of the party.

Women, drawn from different support groups across the state had turned out for event as early as 9am. They, however, began to leave the stadium at about 1.30pm, when Mrs. Jonathan arrived at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, venue of the rally.

Suspected Stowaway Dies In Arik Air Plane In Lagos

A suspected stowaway has died in the undercarriage compartment of an Arik Air plane, a statement by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria released today confirms.

The identity of the person is yet to be known but the body was discovered in the Arik airbus A345, Reg CS-TFX, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

The body has however been disclosed at a Lagos mortuary. Management of FAAN says they are currently reviewing footages of the CCTV system to know how the person got there.

Official Photos From Rita Dominic's New Movie Contract Signing

Less than a week after her movie "The Meeting" won a couple of awards at the 2015 AMVCA, Rita Dominic was pictured this week, precisely Thursday March 12, in another meeting alongside her manager, Mildred Okwo, at the office of Danium Energy Services Limited, owners of Mercury Green Pointblank Pictures to sign a new Multimillion Naira movie deal, for a role in a new movie titled "Mary". Below are exclusive photos of the actress with executives of the company.

Photos: Opeifa Brings Fashola To Papa Ashafa, Agege To Inspect Damage Of Rainstorm

The honourable Commissioner of Transportation in Lagos State, Hon. Kayode Opeifa yesterday brought Governor Raji Fashola to Papa Ashafa in Agege to show him how bad the drainage system in that area has been and the effect the recent rainstorm caused in the area. The people of Agege were very happy to receive the amiable Governor who sympathized with them and promised them work will start on it almost immediately. He also gave out cash to those whose houses were affected for immediate repair. See more photos from the visit after the cut.

Mide Martins Explains Why She Married Her Husband

It’s not Jazz after all, please read what Mide has to say about this. Most people have said her husband used Jazz on her for her to have married him. But Mide says, it was never so, that her husband was her mom’s manager and they became friends from there, and today the story is different, especially when her mother passed on. He was always there for me, he stood by me when my mother died, and I fell for him, she explained. Hear her;

On why she married her husband Afeez Owo;

It is a normal thing for one to develop affection and feelings for someone who is always there for you… especially the person that was really of help when no one was there. My husband was the only person that was there for me during this period and that’s one of the reasons I fell for him.

And then I love him actually. He was my mum’s manager before she died but before she died we were best of friends and that’s where the feelings started from. So after she died we became even closer, go out together, work together on some of the movie scripts mummy left behind and from there, things started going and thank God this is our 12th year together.

Popular Nigerian Poet, Ofeimun Wants Jega Sacked For Incompetence, Says Re-Elect Jonathan

Popular Nigerian poet, Odia Ofeimun, has called for the removal of INEC chairman, Attahiru Jega. Ofeimun is calling for his sack just few weeks to the presidential election insisting the chairman is not capable.

He made the call while speaking on SaharaTV after the 7th pan African congress. Here are the reasons he gave for him to be sacked.

“Before the elections were postponed, the umpire had assured Nigerians that he was ready only for everyone to discover that about 23 million, one-third of the people that were supposed to vote, had no voters’ card. The fact that the electoral commissioner can make such a public comment in my view meant that ought to be sacked.”

Eva Feels It’s Always Bad Sh*t On Blogs

Aww Eva, who blogged about her today? Hehehe She told her fans few minutes ago that whenever they are stressed and down they should try and read something, read a book, but not news though, it’s always sh*t in there, she said. Lol. Ya’ll know Punch won’t gossip, Premium Times won’t, Vanguard won’t, so we know she’s talking about US. Lol Eva, someone must have blogged about her recently, lol.

DSTV: How Not To Treat An Industry Leader

Oh so this lady thinks Etcetera should chill.  This was published this morning by Sun News.

Emotions, very strong ones at that, has dominated public reaction to the 20 per cent hike in subscription rates of various bouquets announced by MultiChoice, the country’s leading pay-TV provider.

To say I was surprised by the public reaction to the announcement, made on 1 March and scheduled to take effect on 1 April, is to betray an Olympic standard lack of awareness of how people react to hikes in prices of goods and services they consider essential to how well they live.

All That Went Down At The Just Held AMVCA 2015

Do you want to know the whole truth about the just concluded AMVCA 2015? The whole truth and nothing but the truth? Who came in with who, who wore what, who she is suspecting are dating, best dressed, worst dressed? Who made the celebs clothes and the list goes on. Azuka Ogujiuba is back with another one. And trust me guys you know her articles are always a blockbuster.  ENJOY in capital letters.

Fake baby bump

When your friends erroneously start congratulating you on being pregnant just because of your newly acquired careless ‘puff-puff’ weight, you should discern that ‘water don pass garri’. My good friend, Gloria Ojeikhoasaw me at the entrance of the Expo centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, VI, Lagos, were I was waiting for her so we could walk in together to savour the night. After we exchanged pleasantries because we had not seen each other in a while, she said. 

We Work Hard! We Ball Hard!! Oge Okoye Shops At Gucci

Here’s what the excited actress who is presently in Dallas wrote on her official instagram page few minutes ago, Adikwa easy, have fun! Or what do you think? Lol. Is she showing off?

Shank Is Not Ready For Marriage Too, But Admits He Fires Steadily

Oh dear! Reggae act Shank has said he is far from ready to tie the knot now. He says instead of being in a relationship and pumping his energy in it, he would rather pump it into his career- music. But he admits he has s3x steadily and don’t even shoot blanks but STRAIGHT! Lol. Now let me break it down, when Shank says he does not shoot blanks means he fires with him cumming right into her, but he has been careful and has succeeded in not getting anyone pregnant after all these years. So you heard it he shoots Straight (All in) no blanks for Shank. Now hear what he says about marriage;

Traditional Healer Rapes 14-Year Old Daughter Of Patient! SEE Photo

A man, 60, who doubles as a pastor and traditional healer in Akwa Ibom has been arrested for forcefully raping a 14-year old daughter of one of his patients. The girl came to visit her sick father that the man was looking after, but after carefully observing her, and having interest in her, the man sent her mother to the market, lured the girl into his room, and forcefully raped her.

He was paraded alongside 11 other secondary students who gang raped a 19-year old girl by the State’s Police Command during the week.

My AMVCA Outfit Trended, People Can Cry For All I Care- Susan Peters

Yes it did trend! But hey, it trended on the negative side. Shortly after Susan Peters posted the photo of her outfit on her instagram page a lot of her fans, well wishers, haters swooped on her asking her if she was going for another event and not the known AMVCA 2015.

A fan said, “I wonder if Susan used the mirror before leaving for the event”. Another one went on to say, “This is a no no, you look like you are going for Halloween.” And the comments continued.

Meanwhile Susan Peters kept mute and replied no one either on Instagram or Twitter. But when Punch reporters reached out to her about her outfit, she let it all out. Susan was angry after all. Is it their money? Continue...

Who Wore It Better? Toni Tones Or Beyonce

Toni Tones recently wore a dress similar to that which Beyonce wore to the Grammys, to the recently held Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. She looked exceptional in her beautiful lace dress, which is from Caroline Danjuma's 'Luxury Addict' brand and topped her look with a lovely crown braid hair-do and pretty red lips.

Beyonce’ dress is by Michael Costello. Bey accessorised her version of the dress with a wavy bob and red lips as well. Who do you think wore it better? Ms Tones or Bey?

Amber Rose To Start Own ‘SlutWalk’

A SlutWalk is a transnational movement of protest marches which began in 2011, in Toronto, Ontario, with subsequent rallies occurring globally afterwards. Participant s protest against explaining or excusing rape by referring to any aspect of a woman's appearance, and call for an end to rape culture. Now Amber says she is going that way, and even though she is in the beginning process she wants women who are interested to join her on this. Positive hun?

Sanction DSTV In Nigeria NOW- Etcetera Writes

As usual your Saturday tonic from Etcetera is here. Enjoy;

I have decided to lend my voice to the call for sanctions against Dstv in Nigeria, despite the fact that I have been cautioned by a couple of entertainers that speaking up against the almighty cable network may result in the banning of my works on its network. Yes, it is true that challenging these multinationals in Nigeria attracts sanctions especially for entertainers, but I have decided to speak up because I am one of the millions of Nigerians affected by any increment in subscription charges.

Moreover, what’s the point of having my works on a platform that my fans can’t afford? Every entertainer who’s chickened out of this campaign for his/her selfish interest should know that the continuous indifference of Dstv to our plights over the years is a slap on the face of every Nigerian, inclusive of the entertainers themselves. These are the same entertainers that have complained of being shortchanged by Dstv for many years. Nigerian movie producers have complained of receiving peanuts for their works on the same network.

2Shotz & Wife Welcome First Child Together (Photos)

2shotz and his wife have welcomed their first child together. They welcomed their bundle of joy- a baby girl yesterday outside the country. 2shotz also says his experience at the labour room has made him come to respect women the more and he thinks every man should also respect women dearly. Big congrats to the couple.

Friday, March 13, 2015

MUST SEE Photos: Meet The Guy Who Imitates All The International Female Stars

His name is Mina Gerges. This is absolutely hilarious and the photos are must see photos. They will definitely make your night.

NDLEA Seize Drugs Worth N364m In What It Calls The Largest Seizure In Ondo Ever

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Thursday confiscated 34,030 kilogrammes of Cannabis sativa in a warehouse in Akure, the largest single haul since the establishment of the agency’s Command in Ondo State.

In a statement on Friday, the NDLEA said it acted on a tip-off on suspicious activities at the Shagari Housing Estate in the state capital.

“The total weight of the seized drug is 34,030kg with an estimated street value of 364 million naira,” the agency said in a statement.

OPC For Jonathan! OPC Leaders Pay Solidarity Visit To President Jonathan In Lagos

By now you all know OPC leader Gani Adams and his members are fully in support of President Jonathan’s re-election. They took out time yesterday to pay him a solidarity visit. Mr Adams also confirmed again to pressmen that the president remains the best man for the job. See more photos below.

President Jonathan Offers Jobs, Gives Money To Families Of Those Who Lost Their Lives During NIS Recruitment

President Jonathan today welcomed 33 members of 15 families who lost their lives during the Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment exercise which took place last year, were a lot of job seekers died including a pregnant woman due to a stampede that occurred at the venue. The president who announced shortly after that, that the families of the bereaved will be offered jobs has fulfilled his promises.

Today in Abuja he welcomes 33 of them from 15 families. They ought to have been 45, 3 from each family, but some families are yet to present their candidates who have the required qualification for the job.

The 33 were all presented with employment letters and given an undisclosed amount of money. More photos below.

President Jonathan Orders Full Investigation Into His Alleged Phone Conversation With King Of Morocco

Here’s the press statement from the state house to that effect.

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is shocked, surprised and highly embarrassed by the controversy that has erupted over whether or not he had a telephone conversation with His Majesty, King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

The regrettable furore that has developed over the matter is due entirely to misinformation as President Jonathan has neither spoken with King Mohammed or told anybody that he had a telephone conversation with the Moroccan Monarch.

Adaeze Yobo Shows Off MAJOR Swag With Baby Bump

                                                                    Yep! It’s major. Lol

Halima Abubakar & Mandy Speak About Marriage, Their Kind Of Men

Actress Halima Abubakar and comedian Mandy spoke with Encomium magazine not too long ago where they explained why they are still single, why being single does not bother them, and the kind of men they would like to spend the rest of their lives with.

Halima speaks;

Does being single bother/worry you?

No. Being in a relationship has to be right, to be real. Anything less than that I am not interested, I just left a relationship and I am not in a hurry. I am happy the way I am.

Mouka Celebrates 2015 World Sleep Day

Mouka Limited, Nigeria’s leading foam manufacturers and Mouka brand is joining the rest of the world in marking the 2015 World Sleep Day celebration on Friday, March 13, 2015.

With the slogan, “When Sleep is Sound, Health and Happiness Abound”, the 2015 World Sleep Day (WSD) celebration is in furtherance of the global campaign to encourage good sleep which is very important to healthy living. Continue...

PM News Says President Jonathan Has Ordered EFCC To Investigate, Tinubu, Atiku, Amaechi, Oshiomole & Others

PM News says the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeira has ordered EFCC to secretly investigate Tinubu, Atiku, Amaechi, Gov, Oshiomole and others and they have a proof. Here's how they are reporting it.

President Goodluck Jonathan has told the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to secretly investigate the personal and official finances of leading opposition party leaders.

In a leaked letter dated February 19, Jonathan through his Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa (rtd), told EFCC investigate 20 persons including All Progressives Congress leaders like former Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu, former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state.

Senate Confirmation Of Obanikoro, A Mockery Of Nigerians- APC Lagos

APC Lagos in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Joe Igbokwe has asked the Senate leadership to cover its head in shame for trampling on the integrity of due process by confirming a person that was deeply implicated in an election rigging plot in Ekiti as a Minister despite wide ranging protests against his nomination. Here’s part of the statement;

“It is obvious that the PDP presidency that nominated Obanikoro and the PDP members of the Senate that forced through decency and protests of Nigerians to approve his nomination are hell bent on corrupting both the laws and institutions of the Nigerian State by that howling act of rewarding criminality,” the party said.

Empress Njamah Shares Photos From Her London Vacation

See more photos below.

Can You Go Mouth To Mouth With A Dog

Well this girl did.  Can you?

The Friday Giveaway…

If you were waiting for this at night, sorry it came in the morning. It’s good we switch it sometimes. So today two lucky winners will win N20k, and that’s N10k each. If we get to pick the winners on time, they will receive their money today for the weekend. So let’s go. Our lucky numbers are the 100th and the 350th comments. Good luck!

FIFA Expels Zimbabwe From 2018 World Cup For Failing To Pay Coach

Zimbabwe has been expelled from 2018 World Cup for failing to pay former coach Jose Claudinei Georgini. Football's world governing body Fifa said in a statement it had taken the action "as a result of the non-payment of an outstanding debt".

The governing body also added that Zimbabwe's Football Association (Zifa) failed to make the payments despite a grace period given to them, hence the reason for their suspension.

Popular Bariga Rich Bams Oil Filing Station Traced To Olamide

Lol,.. It shouldn’t be just about their negative sides, when they do good let’s report it too. So the popular rain oil filling station by Alagomeji at Bariga where some of you have bought fuel before has been traced to Olamide. Leave the word trace, Olamide owns the filling station. According to very close sources, they say  the rapper spends a lot, but what his mom has taught him is for him to invest wisely, which he has been doing. We are so happy for him.

35 Children Killed In Angola Flood, Many Adults + Hundreds Rendered Homeless

Large parts of Angola have been hit by heavy rains since January and have destroyed atleast 137 houses. The Angop state news agency says the flood water has reached 3m (9.8ft), taller than most people, in some areas of the city since Wednesday.

The floods have killed at least 62 people which include 35 children. People are still missing while hundreds have been rendered homeless.

More Than 200 Witch Doctors Arrested In Tanzania Over Killing Of Albinos

More than 200 witch doctors and traditional healers have been arrested in Tanzania in a crackdown on the murder of albino people. The killings have been driven by the belief of some witchdoctors that their body parts have properties that confer wealth and good luck.

The government in January banned witch doctors as part of its efforts to prevent further attacks and kidnappings targeting people with albinism, but it just reduced the killings, it did not stop it.

Over 200 witch doctors have been arrested so far. The latest victim of their crime was a one-year-old albino boy that was killed in north-western region a few weeks ago.

Tanzania president, Jakaya Kikwete who is disturbed about this, has condemned the act and described it as an "evil" that has shamed Tanzania.

PDP Isn’t Afraid Of Card Reader- Sambo

Despite the PDP Governors’ Forum and some top officials of the party have openly kicked against the use of card reader by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the forthcoming general elections, the Vice President of Nigeria, Namadi Sambo yesterday  while speaking during an interactive session he had with members of the Kano State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, was quoted by his spokesman, Umar Sani to have said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, isn’t sacred of the card reader, but what the party actually wants is a free and fair election which the card reader cannot guarantee. Continue...

I Never Collapsed At Wednesday’s LP Meeting- Alao Akala

Labour Party governorship aspirant in Oyo State, Alao Akala has said he never collapsed during their party's national meeting on Wednesday in Ibadan and neither was he rushed to the hospital as reported in the news. Akala accused the opposition of carrying the false news because they were scared of his popularity in the State.

“Based on a false report which emerged online that Alao-Akala had collapsed at the venue of the LP National Executive Committee meeting in Ibadan on Wednesday and was rushed to the hospital, we blame the opposition parties for the publication.

Cast Of Husbands Of Lagos Dazzle In White

One of them is missing, which is Bimbo Akintola. Btw, can you spot Remmy Njoku’s Bump (2nd in the photo from right). The movie which will soon be released promises to reveal a lot about Lagos men.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jonathan Wanted Me To Be Part Of Interim Govt. – Tinubu

Here’s a press statement from Tinubu’s media office.

With the election less than three weeks away and the outcome possibly against them, the Goodluck Jonathan Presidency and the hardliners in the PDP have embarked on a new strategy to put brake on the momentum APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari seems to be gathering.

This strategy is novel and seems to be the outcome of a desperate calculation in that the PDP has shifted its attention from the APC in order to attack on multiple fronts the former governor of Lagos state and APC national leader, Bola Tinubu.

RUNS: How UNICAL Students Paid Helper Back With Evil

This guy wrote this on Nairaland so peeps could know. Sorry o, people still dey do runs. Been long I heard that.

Hey folks,

I was in uyo yesterday for an event, So we chilled in a popular hotel.  At about 2am, I started hearing loud shout on the next room. The noise lingered to a point that we were beginning to ask questions, if the hotel and clients were aware of the noise.

Smoking & Drinking: Go And Correct Your Family Members First Before Correcting Me, Olamide Lashes Out

So some people think Olamide is a bad role model for smoking and indicating he has been drinking in a post he made on his instagram page few minutes ago. Just almost after Olamde made the post, some of his fans came after him, calling him out for being a bad role model, for smoking in the photo and indicating he has been drinking.

Olamide who was however upset over their comments went ahead and made another post asking them to go ahead and correct their family members who smoke and drink first before correcting him and ended the warning with, no disrespect. I am also bringing you a positive gist on him soon, just waiting for my last confirmation. Continue...

Renowned Fantasy Author Dies At 66

Fantasy author, Terry Pratchett has died aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Sir Terry, best known for the Discworld series, wrote more than 70 books over his lengthy career. He was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2007, but continued writing, completing his final book last summer. The author died at home, surrounded by his family. 

Fighting Piracy: AY Makun Says NCC Demanding Bribe From Him

Oh dear, comedian Ayo Makun has said some officials of the Nigerian Copyrights Commission, NCC are demanding bribe from him before they can help in arresting pirates of his 30 Days in Atlanta movie, which has been pirated and are presently on the streets making him run at loss. An upset AY who spoke on the telephone during a radio programme, City BON Box Office, said;

“I have called NCC and some of their officials are asking for mobilization fee in other to arrest the pirates and I wonder what is going on if a government parastatal is demanding for money to do their duties,” he stated.

Breathless! Unarmed Man Beaten To Pulp At Zenith Lekki Branch (Video)

This is sick! So sickened, it just makes one keep losing hope in Nigeria! It’s the sickest. I can’t even type what happened, so speechless and heartbroken. Why do we take laws into our hands just because we are law enforcement officers? An armless man was beaten to a pulp (some say to death, cus they are not sure if he survived) yesterday at Zenith Bank at its Lekki phase 1 branch by two Mopol men attached to the bank. Here’s an account of an eyewitness who also recorded the video. It’s just sad and terrible.  Continue…

Chioma Akpotha’s 35th Birthday Message To Self

The actress is 35 today and here’s a message she wrote to wish herself a happy birthday with the photo above.

I come from a world where it's easy to put the other down. I come from a country where it's even easier to talk down and pull the other down without knowing the real deal. Assumptions and insinuations. Hatred and untruths. Anger and bitterness... BUT I come from a God who despite all of these things has held on to me faithfully. He has kept my head above high waters and my feet from sinking sand. More so I have a family that's my back bone and my shoulder that sits my head firmly on my neck.

Today as I am a year older, I say Thank you Jesus for keeping me, Thank you my family for loving and standing by me and a Big Thank you to you all (near and far) for loving me still... I am grateful! #grateful4anotheryear #NwunyeFranklin #Birthdaygirl