Sunday, September 30, 2012

AYO wins MTN project fame West Africa

                                           

Ayobami Ayoola Ayolola also known as AYO is the winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 5.
The first runner-up is  Marvelous, second runner-up Adetoun and third runner-up Ella.
Ayobami contested last year at Nigerian Idol and he made it to the final 12 but he was evicted in the first round of the finals.
Past winners of the TV Reality show are: Iyanya Mbuk 2008 , Mike Ayansodo 2009, Chidinma 2010 and Monica 2011.

Congrats!!!

65-year-old Nigerian woman atttempts to smuggle 1.740kg of cocaine into London

                                              

Luck betrayed a 65-year-old grandmother, Hassan Fatimat Abike also known as Chika Okoye, who attempted to smuggle 1.740kg of cocaine into London concealed in herbal syrup.

Read full report after the cut.

Bomb explodes near Islamic school in Zaria. -Report

                                 


Report

Officials say a bomb detonated in northern Nigeria near an Islamic boarding school, causing unknown casualties.

Yushau Shuaib, a spokesman for Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency, said the bomb blew up Sunday morning in Zaria, a city in the far north of Kaduna state. Shuaib said there was gunfire afterward as soldiers and police arrived. Police officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

Why Nigerian Farouk Abdulmutallab underwear bomb failed to detonate

             Bomber shorts: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab wore this underwear outfitted with explosives for three weeks before the failed bomb attempt on Christmas Day 2009 Terror strike: Abdulmutallab, pictured in his 2009 mugshot, was sentenced to three life terms after pleading guilty


The notorious underwear bomber who tried to bring down a jumbo jet on Christmas Day had a dirty little secret – he’d been wearing the explosive skivvies for weeks.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab wore them for three weeks to be exact, and it may have been the reason why he was unsuccessful in his 2009 terrorist plans aboard a Detroit-bound airliner.


The new details were revealed by two FBI agents who played a role in securing a confession from Abdulmutallab, shortly after the bungled plot.

The world's most expensive dress is unveiled


               Posing on the back of a luxurious yacht, a model shows off the striking creation, which was created by British fashion designer Debbie Wingham


Encrusted with 50 two carat black diamonds, the world's most expensive dress is unveiled...but it will set you back £3.5m 

Weighs 29lbs and sparkles with 50 two carat black diamonds as well as white diamonds and gold thread.

President Jonathan to address Nigerians on independence anniversary

As part of the activities to mark Nigeria’s 52nd independence anniversary, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will address the nation on Monday, October 1, 2012.
                                

The broadcast will be aired at 7.00AM and all television stations are advised to hook up to the Nigerian Television Authority for clean feed, while radio stations should hook up to the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.

The President will also watch a ceremonial Change of Guards by the Nigerian Army Brigade of Guards, at the State House, Abuja.

This ceremony will be witnessed by Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo, Senate President David Mark, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mariam Aloma Mukhtar, former heads of state, members of the diplomatic corps, political leaders, government officials, and other dignitaries.

Source: channelstv

Anne Hathaway ties the knot with Adam Shulman

            Meant to be: The couple were engaged for a year and have been together for four years Sealed with a kiss: Carrying a stunning bouquet, Anne leaned in for a kiss with her new husband

Anne Hathaway has married Adam Shulman after a one year engagement.
Following reports on Friday that she was set to wed this weekend, the actress is understood to have tied the knot in Big Sur, California.
 
Congratulations!!

Source:DailyMail

Pilgrims Not Deported - Hajj Commission

                     
Earlier this week, there were reports that over 400 Female Nigerians were deported from Saudi Arabia. OK, here's what really happened as reported.

Report
Female pilgrims allegedly deported by Saudi authorities were flown back home at the request of the Nigerian government so that certain "anomalies" could be rectified, says the National Hajj Commission.

Read full story after the cut.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

2Face Features D’banj, Wizkid, M.I & Others In A New Video


                       

The video of the massive Let’s Get This Party Started featuring 2face, D’banj, Wizkid, M.I, & Tiwa Savage finally hits the web. Enjoy!!

New Video: Chris Brown- 'Don't Judge Me'


Days after announcing his 'Carpe Diem' world tour, Chris Brown debuts an emotional visual for his fifth "Fortune" single, "Don't Judge Me." 

Director Colin Tilley captures the singer embarking on an act of heroism, while he sings of the apprehension that strains his relationship. Check it out above. 

The single, which has been on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for six weeks, is currently at No. 56. "Fortune" falls from No. 6 to No. 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Source: Billboard.com

Anti-Islam filmmaker jailed for identity lie, not video- Report

   This courtroom sketch shows Nakoula Basseley Nakoula talking with his attorney Steven Seiden, left, in court Thursday Sept. 27, 2012.Arrested ... Nakoula Besseley Nakoula.

I'm not sure how to write this article, so i'm just going to post it as reported.


Report

Muslims across the Middle East outraged by an anti-Islam film made in the US wanted swift 
punishment for the man behind the movie, and now Mark Basseley Youssef is behind bars.
But he's jailed for lying about his identity, not because of the video's content.

Court documents show Youssef, 55, legally changed his name from Nakoula Basseley Nakoula in 2002 but never told federal authorities, who now are using that as part of the probation violation case against him.

Youssef was refused bail on Thursday and is to remain in jail until a hearing is held to determine if he violated terms of his supervised release on a 2010 bank fraud conviction.
Advertisement Prosecutors allege he used multiple aliases and lied to his probation officers about his real name.

Youssef, an Egyptian-born Christian who's now a US citizen, sought to obtain a passport in his new name but still had a California driver's licence as Nakoula, assistant US Attorney Robert Dugdale said on Friday. Youssef used a third name, Sam Bacile, in association with the 14-minute trailer for the movie Innocence of Muslims that was posted on YouTube.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Photos: New revealing photos of the Duchess emerge

With These New Bottomless Paparazzi Shots We've Basically Seen Kate Middleton Nude [NSFW]

With These New Bottomless Paparazzi Shots We've Basically Seen Kate Middleton Nude [NSFW]

These new photos of Kate Middleton, published in Danish tabloid Se Og Hor. Between those recent topless shots and now these bottomless ones, you've now basically seen Kate Middleton naked!

They're new photos from the set of sunbathing shots taken by paparazzi in France last month and published in French magazine Closer — only these photos show a little bit more.

Pictures via Egotastic, which has the full set.

Source: Gawker

'Don't be afraid to toast me' Karen dares guys, 'Says She’s Single and Ready to Mingle!

                                 

Karen Igho, On-air Personality and co-winner of the sixth season of Africa’s biggest reality competition ‘Big Brother Africa’ in 2011, has openly thrown a challenge to men who she believe want her but seem too scared to approach her.

The Edo State-born entertainer, while speaking during an exclusive interview with WG on her love life expressed disappointment that men are not bracing up to woo her, despite the fact that she is not as difficult as they think. The diva describes herself as “a woman who desires to be loved and wooed by the opposite sex.”

In her words, “Men are supposed to woo me. I’m a woman and I’m very soft. They shouldn't be scared of asking me out. I want a decent man, and not any kind of man.” She also pointed out categorically that she is still “single and ready to mingle”.

By the way, Guys if your wheels have started turning, Karen went on to add , “ he must not only be ‘God-fearing’ and comfortable’ but also, he must be down-to-earth and not necessarily a bachelor.”  

That's your signal guys... approach!!!

Source: Vanguard

Beach Party: Inception 2012!

                            Inception 2012 Beach party

Get out your bikinis, shorts, hats, flip-flops and sunscreen as Inception 2012 has come to town. Its going to be a day of fun at the beach at the Inception 2012 beach party. The party is an avenue for young fun lovers to come and hangout, relax and also meet each other. The aim of the party is to register Lagos as the preferred summer break destination for students and young people.

There are a lot of activities lined up for your enjoyment including a beach pageant, bikini race, thug of war, volley ball and beach soccer where the best teams get to win amazing prizes. There’ll also be an ultraviolet night party (glow in the dark) after the recreational activities. You also stand a chance to win an Ipad when you buy a bottle of McDowell’s whisky.

Ice Prince and Vector would also be at hand to thrill the crowd with their hit songs.

Continue reading for details of date and time

Testimony: Beauty queen has skull removed and re-attached.

 Jamie Hilton  Jamie Hilton  On the mend: Hilton, 36, has been blogging about her progress and has returned to work
Jamie Hilton, who was Mrs Idaho 2009, she slipped during a fishing trip and hit her head on a boulder.
The skull was put in her stomach to keep the bone nourished for after the brain swelling went down.
After 42 days, the piece of skull was then put back into Jamie's head in a successful operation.
Jamie, 36, has been blogging about her progress and has returned to work.

Safe: The skull was put in her stomach to keep the bone nourished for after the brain swelling went down In hospital: After 42 days, the piece of skull was then put back into Jamie's head in a successful operation
   
She wrote on her blog:

'I can snuggle my kids, kiss my husband, hang out with my mom, and LIVE. My heart feels like it could explode with GRATITUDE. My cup is running over with joy and happiness. Is everything in my life perfect? No. But today I AM ALIVE!'


Jamie posted a photo of the skull in her abdomen on her blog page entitled 'Miracles believe in them' as well as a photo showing a scar running the length of her head.
 Jamie Hilton's Blog.... Miracles! Believe in them

Mario Balotelli takes back pregnant ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico

                                  In happier times: Mario Balotelli and Raffaella pictured in September last year, before their bitter break-up
                                            Mario Balotelli and Raffaella pictured in September last year, before their bitter break-up
     Raffaella Fico Raffaella Fico Spurned: Raffaella was dumped after she accused Mario of cheating on her with a string of women
                            Raffaella walks the catwalk during the Pin Up Stars show
Speaking in a statement to press he said:
'I have decided to try again with Raffaella.'

Continue reading for his full statement

Photos: Nepal Plane Crash- REPORT

Dornier aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff

REPORT
Two brothers and a 27-year-old Londoner are among the seven British trekkers who have been killed in a plane crash in Nepal as witnesses have described how they heard the 'wailing and screaming' of terrified passengers in the burning wreckage. 

The victims were named today by local travel company Sherpa Adventures as Raymond Eagle, 58, Christopher Davey, 51, brothers Vincent Kelly, 50, and Darren Kelly, 45, Timothy Oakes, 57, Stephen Holding, 60, and Benjamin Ogden, 27, according to the Press Association. 

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said the families of the victims had all been informed.

The twin-engine aircraft, operated by domestic carrier Sita Air, was carrying trekkers to the Everest region and came down two or three minutes after take-off near the Manohara River on the southwest edge of the capital Kathmandu, killing 19 people in total. 

The Britons had been due to begin a 16 day trek in the Himalayas, starting at Everest Base Camp, with Hampshire travel firm Explore Worldwide today.

As a number of badly burned bodies lay just metres from the aircraft's shattered fuselage, bystanders described hearing desperate screams and flames coming from one of the plane's wings moments before it hit the ground at around 6.30am (00.45 GMT).

More Images after the cut.

Fashion: Ankara Fashion Festival 2012

                                 

                Entertainment Thrust presents the first ever celebration of indigenous creativity and style; Ankara Festival 2012. 

Ankara Festival is an annual event that would showcase the best of designs from indigenous designers. Scheduled to hold on the 2nd & 3rd of November,2012. 
The event is open to designers and models alike who are creative in their designs and presentation. Interested models and designers can register via website  http://ankarafestivalng.com.

Registration for designers closes on the Thursday 4th October 2012 and for models on Friday 5th October 2012. Winners would be picked based on creativity and ingeniousness of design. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of reputable fashion icons in Nigeria. 
The prize range:
  • Winner - N1,500,000
  • 1st runner up – N1,000, 000
  • 2nd runner up – N500,000
  • Best Young Designer – N100,000
  • 10 weaving machines. 
This event is strictly by invite.

Source: Pulse

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Peter Okoye takes a stand against Domestic Violence,


I applaud Men & Women-alike that take a stand against domestic violence. Today Peter  of Psquare joined the many celebs that have spoken up about this inhuman act. He took to twitter to express his thoughts even going as far as calling-out fan/followers that may be violently abusing their partners.

Bravo! 


If u are used 2 hitting women,don't even think of being a Fan or follow me on twitter. 
Hitting a woman doesn't make u a MAN. It makes u an ANIMAL
Pls let's respect our selves... They are human beings not toys or slaves.
Am really against domestic violence. Its sad how some of us"MEN" treat our spouse or partners.

New Music: Rihanna- "Diamonds"



This is the first single off Rihanna's 7th studio album. Enjoy! :)

Kanye West New 'Cruel Summer' shoe!


                                    

Kanye West teamed up with Guiseppe for  Killer 'Cruel Summer shoe!.... What do you think? 
The Guy is talented, that's for sure.

Guinness Nigeria Celebrates The Arthur Guinness Day!

           Guinness VIPArthur Guinness Day

Arthur Guinness is celebrated worldwide and true Guinness Foreign Extra Stout lovers, the world over, traditionally hold the 27th of September as their own epic day of celebration where they toast to the legacy of Arthur Guinness. 

The Nigerian leg of the celebration holds Friday September 28th, 2012 at an all exclusive Guinness VIP Black Party taking place at La Mango Restaurant & Bar – 2, Adekunle Fajuyi Street, GRA, Ikeja by 17:59!!!

Continue reading to find out how you can win free VIP tickets

Achebe out with Memior on Biafra


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Report

Nigeria’s Chinua Achebe, often called the father of modern African literature, released his first major work in years Thursday with a long-awaited memoir centred on the war that nearly destroyed his nation.

“There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra” chronicles Achebe’s experiences during Nigeria’s 1967-1970 civil war, which saw his native eastern region, dominated by the Igbo ethnic group, secede as the Republic of Biafra.

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