Thursday, June 21, 2012

3rd Mainland Bridge To Shut Down From July 1st

THE third mainland bridge in Lagos will be closed to traffic for repairs in four months starting from July 1, 2012. The first signals for the proposed closure came through several banners hung in strategic places that show that maintenance works would be carried out on the all-important bridge from July 1 to Nov 6, 2012.

But Thursday, Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Lateef Ibirogba, confirmed the development and said plans are in top gear for provision of alternative routes.

Rampant Ronaldo Scores As Portugal Eliminate Czech in Euro 2012 Q/F

Portugal have defeated Czech in the first quarter final of Euro 2012. Cristiano Ronaldo has once again lived up to the expectations.He scored with a powerful header just 10 minutes from the end of the match. Portugal 1:0 Czech. He now has a total of 3 goals.
Where is Maradona? Where are those who are chanting Messi! Messi!! to Ronaldo. Tomorrow, Germany will face Greece. I know many will think Germany will win, but hey football is not Maths. Anything can happen. Let's watch out.

Yahaya Toure Is The Only African Sportman In Forbe's Rich List

Yahaya Toure

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure took in €15.1 million in earnings and endorsements over the past 12 months to make Forbes’ list of the 100 highest paid athletes, and the only African.

The 29-year-old Cote D’Ivoire international midfielder is however placed near the bottom at 73rd position of the list topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather with €67.35 millions, followed by Filipino professional boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao, who earned €49.12 millions.

COSON Sues Cool FM With N1Billion Lawsuit

Wazobia FM and COOL FM’s Evita Moussalli
The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has filed another N1bn copyright infringement lawsuit against Steam Broadcasting and Communications Limited, owners popular radio station COOL FM after filing the same lawsuit against sister station Wazobia FM two weeks ago.

Joined in the fresh lawsuit no. FHC/L/CS/683/12 filed at the Federal High Court, Lagos on 20TH June 2012 is the company’s CEO, Amin Moussalli and Chief Operating Officer, Evita Moussalli.

COSON says it’s asking for the award of more than two billion naira in unpaid royalties and damages against Cool FM,

BREAKING NEWS: NCAA Suspends Flight Operations Of Air Nigeria

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended flight operations of Air Nigeria, the troubled airline owned by Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim with immediate effect.

The suspension arose from allegations, first revealed by Saharareporters, that the airline was in dire financial distress unable to fulfill its obligations to employees, lessors and airline ground services in different countries around West Africa, Middle East and Europe.

Court Threatens: "We Will Release Boko Haram Suspects".

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has threatened to strike out the charges filed against nine suspected members of the fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram, by the police.

The presiding judge, Justice Abdul Kafarati frowned at the in-ability of the prosecution to bring their witnesses to give evidence in the case against the suspects.

At the resumed hearing of the suit on Thursday, the prosecution counsel, Bernard Nnamdi applied for an adjournment on account of their in-ability to produce the witnesses in court.

UNBELIEVABLE: Man Without Legs Climb Mountain Kilimanjaro By Crawling All Through

Spencer West

It’s a feat most able-bodied people would struggle to achieve – scaling one of the highest peaks on earth but Spencer West managed it using just his hands.

The 31-year-old, from Toronto, Canada – who lost his legs when he was just five years old – reached the summit of the 19,341ft high Mt. Kilimanjaro on Tuesday after a slow, gruelling and awe-inspiring trek.

Mr West was born with sacral agenesis, a genetic disorder that left his lower spine poorly developed and his legs permanently crossed.
He had his legs removed below the knees at the age of three and, two-years-later, had them amputated to below his pelvis.

BREAKING NEWS: Gun Shots, Bom Blasts in Kano, As Fresh Violence Began In Kaduna

Gun shots and blast were reported in parts of Na’ibawa, Sheka, Karkasara and Shagari Quarters of Kano metropolis last night.
Though details of the violence were sketchy at press time, LEADERSHIP gathered that the gun shots and blast which occurred at about 11pm, lasted for almost an hour.

It was further gathered that some gunmen in Volkswagen Golf car attacked a police checkpoint and threw an explosive at the officers.
The gunmen were said to have fled the area and left the car with three explosives which were later detonated by the anti-bomb squad of the state command.

FIRS Sues Jimoh Ibrahim and Air Nigeria, Over N5Billion Naira Fraud

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has filed charges of evading five years tax payment of N4.86 billion naira and forgery of Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) against Air Nigeria.

A copy of the charge filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja was exclusively obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.

Mr Jimoh Ibrahim, the company’s Chairman, Mr Kinfe Kahssaye, Managing Director and Air Nigeria Development Company Limited (formerly Virgin Nigeria Airways Ltd), were joined in the 10-count charge.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr Is Now Sport's Highest Earner

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr was yesterday named the world’s biggest earning athlete after picking up £55MILLION last year.
The 35-year-old American — currently in prison for domestic battery — got the cash for just two fights to top the rich list compiled by Forbes magazine.
His arch-rival, Filipino Manny Pacquiao, 35, was second.

Golfer Tiger Woods, 36, was third because of huge endorsement deals.

Footie superstar David Beckham, 37, was top Brit at number eight and tennis star Maria Sharapova the top female at number 26.

UNILAG To MAULAG: Unilag Students Said It is Not Over, ASUU Supports Unilag Students

Protesting students of the University of Lagos over the re-naming of the institution to Moshood Abiola University recently.
The calm that pervades the main campus of the University of Lagos after resumption of academic activities last Monday after a three-week suspension may be shattered as students vowed to resume protests if the bill presented to the Senate by President Goodluck Jonathan is passed into law.

Students who on Monday resumed lectures after suspension of academic activities by the University Senate vowed to continue the protest until the name, UNILAG is restored. Nevertheless, classes were opened for lectures and hostels for returning students.

However, the hitherto busy campus in Akoka was relatively sparsely populated as most students on campus were predominantly freshmen completing admission formalities, and final year students.

US To Label Boko Haram, "Terrorists".

Boko Haram Leader: Abubakar Shekau

The U.S. government is expected to formally apply a "foreign terrorist" label on Thursday to three alleged leading figures of the violent Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, officials said.

The action by the State and Treasury departments follows growing pressure on the Obama Administration to take stronger action against Boko Haram. The group, which says it wants to establish an Islamic caliphate in northern Nigeria, has stepped up attacks on Christian places of worship this year.

Jonathan says: "Selfish Politicians Are Trying To Pull Me Down".

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday urged Nigerian politicians not to sacrifice the progress and well-being of the nation on the altar of personal political ambitions.
Addressing members of the Nigerian Community in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil soon after his arrival for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, President Jonathan said that Nigeria will definitely make faster progress towards fulfilling its immense potentials if all Nigerians unite in support of the efforts of his administration to positively transform the country

Timi Alaibe's Aide Denies Timi's Wedding To Agbani Darego

One of the aides of the Former Presidential Adviser, Timi Alaibe, has come out to deny the rumoured wedding arrangement between between their boss and the beauty queen, Agbani Darego.

A former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Timi Alaibe, has no plan to marry beauty queen and former Miss World, Agabani Darego, one of the politician's aides has told the press men.

This is what he said to Our Source: "I spoke to Timi last night and he is very embarrassed by the speculation in the media. He has no such plan. His immediate concern for now is to raise his children and make them not to feel the absence of their mother who passed on over three years ago."

Maradona: Czech Republic Must 'Cage The Terrifying Cristiano Ronaldo'

Ahead of todays Quarter final match between Portugal and Czech republic, maradona is advising czech to stop Ronaldo if they are to defeat Portugal . Maradona does not want Ronaldo to shine so that Ronaldo should not win the world best player ahead of Messi.

Well, as a Madrid fan, i want Ronald to shine and even clinch this year's World best player. Ronaldo deserve it. he proved himself at Camp Nou last season where he scored the winning goal in the El Classico between Real Madrid and Barcelona.    My Prediction: Portugal 3: 1 Czech Republic.  Maradona go sleep!

Celebrity Birthday: Ernest Obi

Ernest Obi
Today (June 21) is ths birthday of popular actor-cum-director, Ernest Obi. He is from Ukpor in Anambra State (Nigeria). He attended Onward Nursery and Primary School, Surulere for his primary school education. He attended Baptist Academy Secondary School, Lagos for his secondary school education. He attended University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), where he studied Dramatic Arts.

 Some of his movies include Glamour Girls, Last True Sacrifice, All I Have, Deep Bondage, and Dangerous Blood.

Happy Birthday Ernest Obi!

PHOTOS: Tuface, D'banj, Ikechukwu and Nneka Attend Loud N Proud Live Series

Special Ed, Kay Switch, Olisa Adibua, Nneka, D’banj, Ikechukwu
The sixth edition of the LoudNProudLive series took place on Saturday June 16, 2012, and was headlined by award-winning international musician Nneka.

Nneka performed tracks from her fourth album Soul is Heavy at the Wheatbaker Boutique Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos, after a short art exhibition courtesy of Nike Art Gallery. This was followed by an album launch party at Number 10 night club.

The event was attended by Nigerian entertainers 2face, D’banj, and Ikechukwu, Olisa Adibua, as well as other personalities including Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwere, Alexander Amosu, Big Brother Stargame contestants Chris and Ola, Chelsea Danjuma, and others.

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Whitney Houston’s Ex-husband Bobby Brown Remarries

Bobby Brown Marries  Alicia Etheridge
Bobby Brown is once again a married man. The singer tied the knot with long-time girlfriend Alicia Etheridge in Hawaii on June 18.

Sources say the couple’s low-key wedding was attended by close friends and family members. The news of the wedding got out after Brown’s son Bobby Jr. posted a photo of the newlyweds at the ceremony on photo app Instagram.