Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Snoop Changes his name to 'Snoop Lion'

       Professional: Snoop posed for a professional portrait at the press event     Reincarnated: The 40-year-old said that in Jamaica, he connected with Bob Marley's spirit and is now 'Bob Marley reincarnated

The 40-year-old, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, Jr., believes that he is Bob Marley reincarnated and is embracing reggae instead of the culture of guns he once rapped about.
The dog is gone, snoop is now a 'Snoop Lion'  as he announced on Monday at a press conference in New York. Snoop now wants to make songs that his children and grandmother would listen to without guns in it.


This is a good new direction for snoop, rappers should take a hint from him. Enough with the violence in rap music.



The Matrix director is now a woman- her transformation.

                                           Lana now, left, and the director prior to her transition

Andy Wachowski and his now-sister Lana Wachowski (both wrote and directed "The Matrix" franchise). 

Formerly known as the "Wachowski Brothers," half-comprised of Larry Wachowski -- Larry is now Lana. Lana has been "quietly transitioning genders" over the past decade, according to the L.A. Times. Rumors around Lana Wachowski's sexuality and gender identity have been swirling for nearly a decade. According to reports, she has undergone gender reassignment surgery and has identified herself as "Lana" -- in varying frequency -- for quite some time. 

With her hair styled in hot pink dreadlocks, 47-year-old Lana has publicly debut as a woman in this photo-- making this the first time a well known film director has publicly changed genders.

source:yahoo

2012 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees line-up

                                                          

This year's show will air live on September 6, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST from the Staples Center in Los-Angeles and feature performances from four-time VMA veteran Alicia Keys and VMA first-timers One Direction. 
I will be watching :)

Full List of 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees:

Video of the Year
Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
Gotye, "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Rihanna, "We Found Love"
Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
M.I.A., "Bad Girls"

Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, "We Are Young"
Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"
One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
The Wanted, "Glad You Came"

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, "Heartbeat"
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, "HYFR"
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, "Mercy"
Watch the Throne, "Paris"
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, "Beez in the Trap"

The world's first 'weight loss fragrance' revealed

                               The latest revolution in slimming comes in a small perfume bottle and costs £29.99

If this holds any truth, then women might have just been given the easiest/fun way to solve the ultimate weight loss problem. One bottle of this perfume will set you back about £29.99 that's about 8k in naira. So Ladies, knock yourselves out.
It is said to help curb snacking habits through out the day, ( does it stop you from getting hungry all together?) Lol. 
The trial results from women who have used it after the cut.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Gorgeous Kim steps out in Colour.

                 The curves that made her famous: Kim Kardashian wears swooping neckline as she heads out in New York Checking they're still there: Kim looks down as she shows off her figure in red blouse and fitted beige trousers Checking they're still there: Kim looks down as she shows off her figure in red blouse and fitted beige trousers

She always does right in the fashion department. Ladies, take a tip or two :) . You like?

Abacha family loses bid to recover $800m loot from FG

                                              

The fund, allegedly looted by Abacha’s family, was recovered by the General Abdulsalami Abubakar – led government.
Justice Suleiman Galadima, who delivered the lead judgment recently at the Supreme Court, threw out the appeal saying it is incompetent and lacking in merit.

The money was recovered by the government from Muhammed Sani Abacha and nineteen (19) other companies between 1999 and 2000. The companies are listed after the cut.

The Joint task force intercepts 20 vehicles with 103 children

                                  


JTF stationed in Lokoja, Kogi, on Sunday intercepted 20 vehicles conveying more than 103 children, suspected to have been trafficked.
103 of the passengers were children with ages between 3 and 16 years, while 79 others were 19 to 53 years.
This is one in many that may have gone undetected. 

Source: Channels

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ghana Vice President John Dramani Mahama sworn in as president

                         John Dramani Mahama (seated) is sworn in as President of Ghana
                              John Dramani Mahama (seated) being sworn in as President of Ghana.

The Former Vice-President John Dramani Mahama, has been sworn in as the president of Ghana following the death of John Atta Mills, he is regarded as a champion of the underprivileged.
Continue reading for a brief profile of Ghana's new president.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

#Nigeria: Over 35 Killed, More than 200 Houses Submerged in Jos Flood

                                 
Over 35 people have been confirmed dead; more than 15 declared missing and more than 200 houses destroyed in Jos, Plateau State capital on Sunday night, when a rampaging flood caused by heavy rainfall was reported to have forced a dam to overflow. The rain started in the evening on Sunday and continued till past midnight, also making many rivers to overflow their banks.

The flood affected areas such as Rukuba Road, Angwan Rogo, Angwan Rukuba, Rikkos, Gangare and Farin Gada, among others. By Monday morning, about three cars were seen submerged in water below the Farin Gada Bridge. A 90-year-old woman and a three-month-old baby were among the victims.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The 12 Victims from the Aurora Shooting Identified (PHOTOS)


I'm so saddened beyond belief, that these beautiful young innocent  people are all gone!
The news surfacing about the shooter being 'delusional'... That must be the joke of the century... He was sane when he went out to buy the gun and the bullets, waited till the movie was over and opened fire. U.S he must face the full wrath of the law... No exceptions!!!
May their souls rest in peace.


    
      6-year-old Veronica                                                              Gordon Cowden was the oldest at 51 years old


 
Matthew McQuinn ( Died while protecting his Girlfriend)                               Alex Sullivan, 27 ( It was his birthday!!) 

FG to pay pregnant women N5000 for antenatal.

                                           


The Federal Government has concluded plans to pay women who attend antenatal clinics the sum of N5,000 as part of efforts to tackle the menace of maternal mortality.
The plan would be executed as part of the Midwifery Service Scheme (MSS) introduced in 2010.

The payment plan is designed to assist women to address the demand side constraints of maternal health. Part of the money would also be used to employ additional 2,000 midwives for the MSS.

I'm not sure how far this will go but we are hopeful, too many women are dying.  

Culled from Channels

Explosion in Bauchi kills one, injures 10

                                       

A six-year-old boy was killed and 10 other people injured when a bomb hidden inside a wheelbarrow exploded near a beer garden. Eye witnesses said the explosion hit a bar where people gathered to drink.

When will all these senseless killings stop? 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Manchester United: The 2012/13 Away Kit (Photo)

                                             
                                   Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand model United's new 2012/13 away kit.


United’s new away kit was launched in Cape Town today (Friday 20 July) at The Castle, South Africa’s oldest surviving building, set against Table Mountain. 

The 2012/13 kit comprises white shirt, black shorts, and white and black socks – colours that have long been used for the club’s second strip. 

What do you think? like it? I think its cool, however, I like the bold red colour better though:)

BREAKING NEWS: The First Man to be cured of aids!

                                              iol scitech july 20 Timothy Brown
This news just made my day!! Best news in over a decade regarding the dreadful disease. Read the full article after the cut.

Men: Eating oily fish regularly ‘can significantly cut risk of prostate death

                                                       Fishy tale: A diet rich in oily fish can significantly improve prostate cancer victims¿ chances of surviving the disease, research shows
I may be a bit biased as I'm all about women and youth empowerment, (bare with me).  However I am totally in support of our men and their well-being as well, thus the reason for this post. So Guys, this one is for you. Ladies, tell your brothers, Uncles etc. Ladies, we also can eat more fish :)

I lost a Male family member to prostrate cancer a few years ago, and I am still struggling with the loss, so when I came across this article, I immediately wanted to share. These maybe little changes that men have to add to their diet that can make the difference later on in their lives. so please guys & Ladies, start eating more of this fish (Titus, as we call it) and do some exercises as well.
  • Those who consume high levels of omega-3 are 34 to 40 percent are less likely to die from disease.
  • Men over 50 more likely to develop a tumour, and there is a strong genetic element to it

    Continue reading for the full article.

Photos: Inspiring Woman3 Seminar with Mo Abudu, Zoe Molapisi, Hon. Abike Erewa, Jumoke Adenowo, Mrs. Adeola Azeez, The first Lady of Benue state...

                                      


  

                                                                                                           
I was in attendance at this remarkable event yesterday at Civic Center, Lagos. It is an annual event and I am looking forward to the next one.
The speakers were inspirational women from different backgrounds and they all rendered such inspirational speeches that only fueled my passion to be relevant and create a positive impact in my time. This was an 'all women event', however we had some men present. :)

The theme: THE LEADING WOMAN AS A CATALYST OF CHANGE.
The line up of speakers included:
  • Mo Abudu, Executive Director, Moments with Mo, MD/CEO Vic Lawrence.
  • Adeola Azeez, Chairperson, WIMBIZ, Country Representative,Deutsche Bank.
  • Her Excellency, Arc.Mrs.Dooshima Yemisi Suswam, First Lady Of Benue State.
  • Honorable Abike Dabiri Erewa, Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs.
  • Jumoke Adenowo, Founder Awesome Treasures Foundation.
  • Zoe Molapisi, CEO and Founder of By Design Africa (Keynote Speaker).
I tried to jot down as much as I could during the program, there were so many important things said, I hope the few I got will shed some light in your Life's journey as it did mine.

Here are some of them:

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Incredible transformation of the Chinese mother left horrifically disfigured by 70 tumours

              Li Hongfang's face is disfigured by abnormal lumps of tissue before the operation Misery: Li, 40, was shunned in public after a rare type of bone cancer caused tissue to grow under her skin, distorting her features beyond recognition
Li Hongfang, 40, was shunned in public for years after rare type of bone cancer caused tissue to grow under skin


A poor Chinese mother who was left horrifically disfigured by 70 large tumours growing on her face can smile once again after a hospital carried out the transforming surgery for free.


She was forced to endure the condition, known as Chordoma, for more than a decade because she had no money to pay for the surgery.
But after her plight touched hearts around the world, shaming the country's ailing health service on a global stage, a hospital in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, offered to carry out the surgery, which normally costs £60,000, for free.

I was so moved by the generosity of the doctors and surgeons that carried out the operation on the beautiful lady. I am so happy that she can smile again. more photos of the surgery and transformation after the cut...


Photo: what the internet really looks like.

                                   net map

Cool isn't it? 
Fortune magazine and graphic designer Nicolas Rapp teamed up with telecom data and infrastructure company GeoTel Communications to show what the internet really looks like.

The company maps fiber optic cables and geographic information systems (GIS) that connect people all over the world, which were used to create the stunning image below.

It shows the key locations for fiber optic cables, the high speed connections that form the backbone of the internet.

Each yellow line is one of the major fiber-optic cables that carry Internet traffic around the world. These are the 'plumbing' of the internet, and many are routed undersea.

Continue reading for the full article.

Mandela turns 94 today!!!

                                                        
Happy Birthday to a true Legend!! We love you and wish you more years with health and happiness. 

FEMI ANIKULAPO-KUTI ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FELABRATION 2012

                                 

The festival celebrates the life and times of the late music icon, pioneer of Afro- beat music, human rights activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti is tagged ‘Africa, Centre of the World‘. 

This year’s Felabration will kick off with the usual symposium ‘The Fela Debates’ themed ‘Corruption and the Generation Next’ and will hold on Monday, October 15, 2012, Fela’s birthday.

The symposium will feature as guest speakers Michael Veal, Seffi Attah, Wole Soyinka, Femi Falana, Carlos Moore, Donald Duke, Ben Murray Bruce and a host of others.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lady Gaga bares all in ad for her new black-liquid perfume campaign.

Risque: Lady Gaga poses naked in the new ad campaign for her perfume, Fame. The singer has miniature scantily-clad men crawling over her body to save her blushes

We all know Lady has a creative mind... plus she is used to not wearing much clothing. So this doesn't really come as a surprise...   would you buy her new perfume 'FAME'?

HIV-prevention pill approved in U.S.

                                       Truvada pills (file image)

I read this article and I thought, when will this drug reach us here in Africa? The staggering number of new HIV cases in Africa is alarming. That being  said it is good to know this drug exists and has been approved for public use. I hope it will reach us soon enough. Read full article after the cut.

Monday, July 16, 2012

All the completed Premier League deals from the summer transfer window

                                  Barclays Premier League
The premier league is just few weeks away and i'm super excited, below are the completed league deals. check it out. :)

Arsenal

Ins

Olivier Giroud - Montpellier, Undisclosed

Lukas Podolski - Cologne, Undisclosed

Outs

Jeffrey Monakana - Preston, Free

Tom Cruise - Torquay, Free

Denilson - Sao Paulo, Loan renewal

Gavin Hoyte - Dagenham & Redbridge, Free

Aston Villa

Ins

Brett Holman - AZ Alkmaar, Free

Karim El Ahmadi - Feyenoord, Undisclosed

Matthew Lowton - Sheffield United, Undisclosed

Outs

Carlos Cuellar - Sunderland, Free

Which contraceptive method is best for you?

                               Play safe: "contraception is an issue that affects all women everywhere"
Ok Ladies!!, some of us may think we already have a method that works, how about you read up all the options and then decide the one that really is best for you. 

Cancers: Revolutionary treatment fires 'two-in-one' drug at tumours

 Beat the big C: Artists impression of a nanolipogel "smart bomb" Cancer "smart bomb" treatment

This is delighting news, I am a strong supporter of cancer research. Continue reading after the cut for details on just how this 'wonder' drug really works.

President Jonathan swears in first Female CJN

                                                       

President Goodluck Jonathan has today sworn in the first female chief judge of Nigeria. in his speech, at the swearing in ceremony, the president urged Justice Muktar to mull and act on the establishment of special courts for terrorism, corruption cases. Justice Muktar was the first female Northerner to become a lawyer.

We hope this is the dawn of a corruption-free tenure.

GLO: FASTEST FINGERS TUESDAYS !!

                   
FASTEST FINGERS TUESDAYS starts next week and 8 fans are going to win N500 recharge vouchers (8 winners on every medium - Facebook, Twitter and Google+). All you have to do to win is answer a question about Globacom or a question to test your knowledge of mobile devices or telecommunications. It could be a simple True/False or Yes/No kind question. The fastest correct answer wins a N500 recharge voucher. There will be 8 questions (on every medium) and 8 unique winners every Tuesday.

Click here  to follow GLO on twitter for live updates on how to take part. 
Click here  to like GLO on Face book. 

Read more details from GLO after the cut.

Nigeria repatriates 326 'stranded' nationals from Libya

                                      

A total of 326 "stranded" Nigerians, including about a dozen children, were brought back home from Libya this weekend, an official statement said on Sunday.
They arrived in Lagos international airport in two batches. Airport officials said that some of them had been tortured or imprisoned by the new government in Tripoli before they were evacuated.
"At the weekend, 326 stranded Nigerians were evacuated to the country from Libya through the effort of International Office for Migration (IOM), a United Nations body," the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.
It is unclear if they were deported.
Source:AFP

Photos: Octomon Stripper gig.

                 Dance for me: Octomom Nadya Suleman makes her stripping debut at The Playhouse Gentleman's Club in Miami, Florida on Friday night  You can leave your pants on: Nadya remove her PVC bra as she dances around the pole
                

              Umm .... she is just working right? what do you think? see more pics after the cut.

D'banj's has released his new single óyato'

                                  Photo

     Oliver twist has had a very good play both locally and internationally. D'banj has just released his new single 'Oyato' Click here to listen.

SAD: Goldie Leaves Bigbrother stargame!!

                                            

Here’s a glimpse of how Africa voted this week for the popularity of contestants.

Angola: Prezzo
Botswana: Lady May
Ghana: Kyle
Kenya: Prezzo
Liberia: Prezzo
Malawi: Kyle
Namibia: Lady May
Nigeria: Goldie
South Africa: Kyle
Sierra Leone: Kyle
Tanzania: Prezzo
Uganda: Kyle
Zambia: Kyle
Zimbabwe: Lady May
Rest of Africa: Goldie

Total: Kyle = 6; Prezzo = 4, Lady May = 3, Goldie = 2. (Total: 15 Votes)

Goldie you had a good/emotional run. Time to come home :(