Thursday, August 30, 2012

Visa: U.S lists Nigeria, Brazil, China as priority nations

                                                       

The U.S has listed Nigeria, Brazil and China as priority nations on its visa application following a surge in consular demands, Patty Neary, a consular officer, said on Wednesday.

As Reported

Neary told newsmen in Abuja at the country’s embassy weekly briefing that more than 40,000 visa applications had so far been processed in Nigeria this year.

She said that the figure represented 11 percent increase over the 2011 fiscal year.

Neary said 75 percent of the applications were for tourist visas, while 25 percent accounted for student, business and official visas.

She said that a majority of the applicants were granted visas.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Holly Madison is expecting.

                                   Parents-to-be: Holly is expecting her baby with her events promoter boyfriend Pasquale Rotella


'I've always wanted to be a mom,' 33-year-old Holly told Us Weekly. 'But I thought it would take longer!'
Holly, an ex-girlfriend of Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner, is expecting the child with her boyfriend of nine months, party promoter Pasquale Rotella, 38.

Congrats Holly!


TINUBU APPOINTED NEW LAUTECH CHANCELLOR

                            

A statement confirming this news was made in Ibadan by Festus Adedayo, Special Adviser to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Media.The governments of Oyo and Osun States have rappointed the former governor of Lagos state, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso.

The appointment was confirmed on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

LAUTECH which was established by the old Oyo State in 1988 is jointly owned by the two state governments.

Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa expecting first child together.

                             

Reports have surfaced that the two lovebirds are expecting their first child, though they say it wasn't planned however, they are thrilled to be starting a family together.
Wishing them all the best. :)

Headies 2012 Nominees List



                                                       
HEADIES 2012 NOMINEES LIST
As released by the screening committee on Tuesday August 28, 2012. Only music materials released into the Nigerian market between March 2011 and February 2012 are eligible for nomination for Hip-Hop World Awards 2012.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges' requirements of excellence (in every realms: songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales, popularity)
Everybody Loves Ice Prince - Ice Prince
The Invasion - P-Square
Superstar - Wizkid
Super C Season - Naeto C
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.
P-Square
Wizkid
Ice Prince
Naeto C
D'Banj
Continue reading for other categories after the cut.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Oprah Leads the pack in worlds highest paid celebrity

                            Oprah Winfrey's earnings fell by $125 million this year but she is still the world's highest paid star
                                                                 $165 Million
                        Director Michael Bay Director Steven Spielberg Now hear this: Rapper Dr Dre with a pair of his Beats headphones that helped him break into the top five
                          Micheal bay - $160M                 Steven Spielberg - $130M            Dr. Dre - $110M

After taking a pay-cut of $125million pay cut... Oprah is STILL world's highest paid celebrity. 

Dr. Dre made No. 5 on the list from the success of his- Beat by Dre headphones.

FORBES HIGHEST PAID STARS 2012

1. Oprah Winfrey, TV Mogul: $165 million
2. Michael Bay, Director: $160 million
3. Steven Spielberg, Director: $130 million
4. Jerry Bruckheimer, Director: $115 million
5. Dr. Dre, rapper and headphone manufacturer: $110 million
6. Tyler Perry, Actor and producer: $105 million
7. Howard Stern, Radio and TV personality: $95 million
8. James Patterson, Author: $94 million
9. George Lucas, Movie producer: $90 million
10. Simon Cowell, Producer and TV personality: $90 million

Spanish magazine puts Michelle Obama's head on a portrait of topless slave

     Controversial: A Spanish magazine digitally altered a French portrait of a slave to include the First Lady's face Out of context: The article reportedly praises Mrs Obama's popularity, but the painting, titled Portrait d'une négresse, was originally meant as a symbol of women's freedom after slavery was abolished in France in the late 18th century


The picture places Mrs Obama's face in a 1800 portrait of a slave with an exposed breast.
It was viewed as a inspiring image because the country had abolished slavery six years prior, and the portrait was thought of as an uplifting symbol of both women's and black people's rights.

The article reportedly praises Mrs Obama's popularity in the run up to the US election. the article is yet to be published online.

However, In keeping with the true meaning, the accompanying article translates to 'Michelle Granddaughter of a Slave, Lady of America'. Both Mrs Obama's great-great grandfather and great-great-great grandmother were slaves.

Source: DailyMail

Monday, August 27, 2012

CHANNELSTV: Political Reporter Deji Bademosi Quits After Clash With Owner John Momoh

                      

Multiple award winning TV journalist, and one of the nation’s most talented broadcast journalists, Deji Bademosi, has resigned his appointment with Channels Television over what sources described as “irreconcilable differences” with the Chairman of the station, John Momoh.

Read full report HERE

Chinese Sex Workers Discovered In Ikeja, Lagos

                        Some-of-the-sex-workers

The Nigerian Immigration Service spokesperson, Mr Akin Olumba told the press that the discovery of Chinese sex workers in Lagos is being looked into by the Nigerian Immigration Service.  Eleven Chinese girls were discovered and have been transferred to the department’s headquarters in Abuja.
Mr. Olumba said that the people in charge of the syndicate are yet to be arrested. He also added that he could not disclose the ages of the girls in custody. 
The girls were arrested at Emina Crescent, off Toyin Street, Ikeja, along with two Chinese nationals who are allegedly in charge of the syndicate.


Massacre:President Assad's troops 'execute 300 men, women and children' in Syrian conflict's bloodiest day

        Unrepentant: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has responded to the ongoing terror by saying his forces will continue to do whatever it takes to seize control
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has responded to the ongoing terror by saying his forces will continue to do whatever it takes to seize control
The Images are very graphic, viewer discretion is advised. Read full details HERE

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Honest Taxi Driver

                              

The Taxi driver that made news. Mr Imeh Usuah is the Abuja Airport Taxi driver who returned N18 million left in his car.
Not sure how many cab drivers would do same.

CBN to introduce N5, 000 note; to redesign N5, N10, N20 as coins

                                   sanusi-lamido-sanusi

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday announced that it is going to introduce N5,000 note into the system.

The faces of three prominent Nigerian female activists are to be used on the new note. They are those of late politician and social mobiliser, Margaret Ekpo (1914 – 2006); late politician and activist Hajia Gambo Sawaba (1933 – 2001) and late politician and women’s right activist Funmilayo Kuti (1900 -1978).

As Reported

Addressing journalists in Abuja, the governor of the CBN, Sanusi Lamido said that the plan is aimed at enhancing the quality of banknotes, incorporate a more effective feature for the visually impaired as well as reduce cost of production, distribution and disposal of banknotes.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The reason Prezzo is visiting Nigeria... guess!

                               

Prezzo arrived Nigeria on the 19th of August,  he will hold a press conference in Lagos after he returns from Abuja. Why?, According to reports, he wants to apologize to Nigeria for the way he treated Goldie in the just concluded Big brother star game show so he can move on with his life. Cheap publicity or honest cause. what do you think?

From phone accessories to Drugs: Seller Arrested With N27 Million Worth of Drugs at Lagos Airport

                                                     

A phone accessories seller in Ikeja; Mr. Afunaya Thaddeus Izunna, has been apprehended by the Lagos Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, over the weekend for allegedly smuggling 8.5kg of methamphetamine, worth about N27 million, carefully hidden inside metal pipes, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

When will they ever learn?

Source: infonigeria

Nude Photos of prince Harry in Las Vegas.

              Prince Harry Naked holding the crown jewels. Prince Harry Partying Nude!

When i saw this i thought... well they young man is doing what most young people may do when they are in Vegas. The only difference is he's got his grandmothers face on every pound note.... I don't think she'll like that a lot.
I say let the guy live a little, after all there is very slim chance he'll ever be king of England, so all is forgiven right?

photo credit: TMZ

Body of the Late Ethiopian Prime Minister arrives home

                                Soldiers wait for the body of the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Aug. 21, 2012.

Body of the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi arrived at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital late Tuesday.

Families and relatives of the late prime minister, senior government officials, Ethiopian citizens and foreigners have been waiting for the arrival of the body of the late Prime Minister at the airport and around.

Meles Zenawi passed away last night due to sudden infection.

Source: news.cn

Friday, August 17, 2012

30 Killed in South Africa After Police Open Fire on Striking Miners

         
       
     Police officers surround the bodies of miners after opening fire on a crowd at the Lonmin platinum mine in South Africa on Thursday.
The police fired on machete-wielding workers engaged in a wildcat strike at a platinum mine in Rustenburg, on Thursday, Full report and more photos when you click the link.
Read full report HERE

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Highly Publicized Wizkid California concert has been cancelled

      

Wizkids fans in California have displayed displeasure on the recent cancelling of the highly publicized concert. The EME boss Banky W toke time to explain the reason for the recent cancellation on twitter posting:

“Hey folks… The Cali and Canada tour have unfortunately been canceled. Due to circumstances way beyond anyone’s control.”

He further went on to explain  “Truthfully it takes a lot to put on a tour. A million & one factors go into it. Along the way, sadly, sometimes, inevitably, things go wrong. And when it’s out of your control, there’s not much you can do about it at that point but learn lessons & do better next time… Truth be told, we take a pay cut while attempting something like this. A serious one. But that’s okay cuz of the love the fans have shown us. And the love we have for them in return.”
“so our sincere deepest apologies go to the fans in Cali & Canada, who wanted to be at the shows.” “You will get refunded 100% for your tickets.”

The head promoter, Royal Entertainment, Azazel Nobel also expressed his displeasure by posting:

Jeremy Renner joins the list of Kardashians critics and calls them ‘ridiculous people with no talent’

              
This is what he had to say about the famous family.

Oh, all those ridiculous people with zero talent who spend their lives making sure everyone knows their name. Those stupid, stupid people.’

Others who have made derogatory remarks about the Kardashians are:

James Bond actor Daniel Craig:

‘Look at the Kardashians, they’re worth millions. I don’t think they were that badly off to begin with but now look at them.You see that and you think “what, you mean all I have to do is behave like a f***ing idiot on TV and then you’ll pay me millions”

And Mad Men actor, Jon Hamm

“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f***ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly”

Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell in Mad Men):

‘Our society enjoys to turn on the television and see someone who’s maybe awful and they can say, ‘Well at least I’m not as terrible as that person.”

Kim K vs Kris H... The divorce gets Ugly.

                                             Kim and Kris' divorce gets ugly  (Source: BangShowbiz)
Kris Humphries' legal team hid a subpoena in a delivery box for Kanye West. My question is why hide it?.  Read full story HERE

Kano cancels famous durbar horse festival.

                        Horsemen during the durbar (2010)
                                           The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero (r)

A festival held during Muslim Eid celebrations has been cancelled in northern Nigeria.
It is the first time in more than 200 years that the three-day durbar, or horse parading ceremony, in Kano has been called off.
Officials said it was being cancelled as the Emir of Kano was in poor health.

I pray for the quick recovery of the Emir.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nelson Mandela's grandson throws wife out of home after discovering that baby son is his brother's

Nelson Mandela's grandson throws wife out of home after discovering that baby son is his brother's

Nelson Mandela’s grandson and political heir has banished his wife from their home after he discovered she had given birth to his brother’s baby.
Some women sha...

As Reported
Mandla Mandela, 38, was accused of bigamy when he married teenager Anais Grimaud while still married to his first wife.

Now, following weeks of media speculation that their marriage had ended amid blazing rows, Mr Mandela has confirmed that his wife had an affair with his brother.

“The Mandela family has sent my wife Nkosikazi Nobubele Mandela (nee Anais Grimaud) back to her home after it was discovered she has been having an affair with one of my brothers”, he said.

Alek Wek Sudanese born supermodel reveals the story of her life on MTV Base

                                  

Sudanese supermodel and former refugee Alek Wek is to share her views on fashion, entrepreneurship education, AIDS humanitarianism, role models, brain drain and her love of Nigerian culture in the third episode of the new season of MTV Base Meets…with MTN.

She is an inspiration for coloured women and girls around the world.

Read about her journey to supermodel status HERE

M.I and Omawumi to host 'The Headies' 2012

                                Omawumi-and-M.I1

Singer/ song writer Omawumi Megbele and rapper/producer M.I Abaga are set to host the 7th edition of The Headies.
The Headies organizers said this year’s event will hold October 20, 2012, at the Eko Hotel and Suites.

Longtime Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown, dies at 90.

                                              FILE - This Jan. 24, 1996 file photo shows Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Helen Gurley Brown holding an issue of the magazine before a Waldorf-Astoria ceremony where she was honored with a Henry Johnson Fisher Award for lifetime achievement in the magazine industry in New York. Brown, longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 at a hospital in New York after a brief hospitalization. She was 90. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)

Brown, the longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and an author who encouraged women not to save it for the wedding night, died Monday at a hospital in New York after a brief hospitalization.  May her soul R.I.P. Read more about her HERE

Monday, August 13, 2012

Photos: Mr. Ibu dances with fans in Houston, Texas



                                      
                                      
More photos after the cut.

Nigeria army 'kills 20 Islamists'

                           Nigeria army 'kills 20 Islamists'

Nigerian troops have reportedly killed 20 suspected members of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-east of the country.

On Sunday, the army said it acted on intelligence report of Boko Haram members were holding a gathering at a location in Maiduguri.

"Our men mobilized, leading to a shootout. Twenty suspected terrorists were killed while a soldier died in the operation and two others sustained injuries," army commander told the AFP news agency.

Boko Haram has not publicly commented on the army's claim.

Source: Myjoyonline

You missed the closing of the London Olympics game? Here are the photos

  Finale: A heartstopping array of colours zigzag through the night sky above the Olympic Park as fireworks conclude the London 2012 Olympic Games
                                      Firereworks concluded the London 2012 Olympic Games
  Alight: Fireworks explode into the London night sky as the Olympic closing ceremony comes to a spectacular end
  United nations: Flagbearers take part in the athletes' march during the closing ceremony
  A British military marching band performs Blur song Parklife during the Closing Ceremony
More Photos after the cut.

Jennifer Aniston gets engaged to Justin Theroux

                                               Engaged! Jennifer Aniston agreed to marry Justin Theroux on his 41st birthday last Friday
Jennifer Aniston, 43, has accepted Justin Proposal as he celebrated his 41st birthday after popping the question during the celebrations. Perfect birthday gift i'd say.  His spokesperson confirmed to  People magazine.

Wishing them the best!! :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bolt: The greatest ever Olympic sprinter.

                                Trademark: Bolt rewarded the crowd by striking his famous lightning bolt pose after collecting his gold medal
Usain Bolt retains his Olympic 200m in a time of 19.32, making him the first man to win that event and the 100m race at two Olympics.


Usain Bolt made history yesterday after winning the 200m Men Final. His fellow Jamaican sprinters Yohan Blake and Warren Weir came in second and third respectively giving Jamaica all three positions in the Final.

And away! Bolt's start set the tone for his race, the fourth fastest 200m in history Icon: Bolt's achievement elevates him above Carl Lewis, who defended his 100m title in Seoul in 1988
More Photos from the race after the cut.

Clinton to Jonathan - How You Can Fight Terrorism

U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan

The United States, yesterday, offered to assist Nigeria fight Islamic sect, Boko Haram, which it sees as a growing regional menace, saying Nigeria cannot rely on military might alone. An official, travelling with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed this after holding a closed-door meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential villa.

Photos: Rihanna becomes the official Face Of Barbados

           Smouldering: Rihanna poses in her new role as the Face Of Barbados in a campaign to boost tourism to the Caribbean isle Smouldering: Rihanna was labelled 'too sexy' by Nivea
                        Rihanna struck a pose for a new campaign to boost tourism in her home town of Barbados

After being dropped by NIVEA for being ' Too sexy', Rihanna has bounced back by becoming the face of her native home town Barbados. One word. WINNING!! :)

Photo of the Day!

True love: John Unger, 49, lulls his 19-year-old dog Schroep to sleep because it helps ease the dog's arthritis

This is so cute!! The connection is obvious and genuine.

Batman Shooting Suspect 'Mentally Ill'

                                 James Holmes

Lawyers for the suspect in the deadly shootings at a Batman screening in the US say he is mentally ill and have asked for more time for him to be assessed.

What is your take on this new development?
Read full report HERE

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The First Pictures Of Kourtney Kardashian's New Daughter!

                       

 "Nothing could prepare me for how hard I fell in love with her," she gushed. 
Such a cute little girl. 

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Photo: Bomb found in a Church in Kogi State.


                                          

A bomb was found at the Revival Church in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state.
The bomb was found a day after the attack on the Deeper Life Church in Okene, where 19 people were killed.
According to the Military spokesman, Lt. Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi, the gunmen surrounded the church in the middle of a worship service and opened fire with AK-47 assault rifles on the worshipers.

Boko Haram, Tool To Blackmail Jonathan – Asari Dokubo

                         

The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVC), Alhaji Asari Dokubo, has said that the activities of Boko Haram sect are being promoted to blackmail President Goodluck Jonathan.

Read full story HERE