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Friday, June 29, 2012

Ego Dumps Questionmark Label

Ego Omalicha formerly known as the first lady of Questionmark Entertainment has decided to take a walk from the label.

Ego who is now officially known as SAFARIE, broke into the scene as Ego and scored back hits with tracks Omalicha.

Omalicha nwa remix and Thinking about you as an artiste signed to Questionmark Entertainment.
She has parted ways with the label and her agreement was terminated following conflicts over her image, brand and style of music. The artiste and label couldn’t agree on her image and creative differences, and after a long while, it was mutually agreed that her contract be terminated.

Jide Kosoko, Aki Hit Location

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Star actor and former President of ANTP, Jide Kosoko, and other top movie stars namely, Chinedu Ikedizie a.k.a. Aki, Segun Arinze, Ngozi Nwosu, Tony Akposire, Shola Kosoko, Rachel Oniga, Antar Laniyan and others are currently on location for the shooting of a documentary drama (docu-drama) titled The battle For Life.

The star studded drama series on climatic change advocacy, written by Kosoko, is being sponsored by UNDP, Africa Adaptation programme and supported by the Lagos State Government.

Coco Ice Drops Single

Following the acceptance of her debut song and video, If U Don’t Know, CocoIce is set to release three singles .

Biodun Caston-Dada, the A & R Director of MAGiKAL Entertainment, which currently manages her said: “We were stunned by the wide acceptance CocoIce received and the heavy rotation her video had been enjoying since it was released barely two weeks ago.

 We really wanted to consolidate on these. We know she is very talented, charismatic and a pretty artiste and these are the qualities we saw in her before signing her up”.

Jimmy’s Jump Off : Top DJs

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On 1 July, all roads will lead to Get Arena, Lekki, Lagos, as iconic DJ, Jimmy Jatt will be hosting his popular annual show, Jimmy’s Jump Off for the third year.

This year’s edition of the popular gig is planned to be bigger and better with loads of surprises and performances by top Nigerian artistes and top flight DJs from radio, club and concert circuits.

The heavy weight list of DJs on the bill include; DJ Waxxy, DJ Xclusive, DJ Neptune, DJ Humility, DJ Spinall, DJ Caise, DJ Sose, DJ Tony Blaze, DJ Xgee, DJ Snoop da Damager(my main man) and DJ Big N.

Search For Miss Ambassador For Peace

The search for the next ‘Miss Ambassador For Peace’ has begun,.The event is slated for September.

In a special press briefing with selected media houses, the organisers of Miss Ambassador For Peace Beauty Pageant, Fashion Cabaret and National Peace Award, 2012, have promised that it will not be business as usual.

The project director and publisher of Alphaplus Magazine, Ambassador Kingsley Amafibe told journalists, that the event would be different from the previous ones witnessed by Nigerians. He said this was necessary as Miss Ambassador For Peace is meant to foster peace and unity.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to Divorce

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise file pic March 2011
Katie Holmes  and Tom Cruise

Hollywood A-listers Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing, bringing an end to a five-year marriage.

The office of celebrity divorce lawyer Jonathan Wolfe confirmed the divorce. "This is a personal and private matter," he said in a statement.
They have a six-year-old daughter, Suri, and Cruise, 49, has two children from his marriage to Nicole Kidman.

Cruise married Holmes, 33, his third wife, in an Italian castle in November 2006.

Dasuki In Yobe, Vows To End Bombings Before Ramadan

Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd)

The new national security adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), stated yesterday that President Goodluck Jonathan was committed to ensuring that peace and normalcy is restored in the country, before the Ramadan fast commences.

Speaking when he visited Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, Dasuki added that his visit to the state was to engage with stakeholders and the government with a view to hearing from them on ways of addressing the security problems.

Anti-Jonathan Sermon: SIB Summons Pastor Bakare

The State Intelligence Bureau, SIB, of the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Police Command, has summoned the Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, for a chat with the state Commissioner of Police, Umaru Manko.

The invitation signed by the officer in charge of the bureau, CSP Usman Ayuba, was dated Tuesday, 26 June, 2012, and the pastor was expected to report on Thursday, 28 June.

70-Year-Old Man, Son Arrested For Killing Professor

acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar
acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar

A 70-year-old man, Jimoh Ayeni, on Thursday appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for the alleged murder of a professor.
Ayeni of Ose-Egbeda Camp in Emure-Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State was charged along with his 28-year-old son, Haruna Ayeni, for allegedly killing 68-year-old Prof. Clement Ayeni, News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The accused were arraigned on three counts of conspiracy to murder, hitting the victim with a stick on the head and flogging the professor with a cane until he died.

DJ Tee Stabs An Upcoming Artiste

One of most sought after music video directors, DJ Tee who is known for videos like Hakym The Dream’ Lamba, Olamide’s “Omo toh Shan” and “Eni Duro” to mention a few…
Dj Tee today, stabbed a teenager, 19yrs to be precise at the Daily Times Factory in Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria… Although reasons for his act is still unknown; as the multi-award video director didn’t respond to questions.
An eye witness sent this to US.

Okoro Wins First Gold, Okagbare stumbles

Blessing Okagbare

New national discus record holder at 58.25m, Chinwe Okoro put smiles on the faces of Nigerians at the 18th African Championships in Athletics holding in Porto Novo by winning the discus gold medal. She achieved that ahead of perennial winner, Elizna Naude of South Africa wiped out the disappointment that came Blessing Okagbare’s failure.

7 Feared Dead as Flood Sweeps Lagos

Lagos yesterday — : Rescue bid almost turned tragic in Shogunle as flood sweeps Lagos

Residents of Lagos State were, yesterday, enveloped by flood following heavy downpour that started Wednesday night.
A number of houses and roads were submerged by the flood caused by the rain that lasted several hours.
Sections of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway were cut off on both sides by the flood, leading to a gridlock.

Oshiomhole Survives Assassination Attempt

Governor Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday, survived an assassination attempt when gunmen attacked his motorcade while he was campaigning at Usen town, Ovia South West Local Government Area of the state.
Oshiomhole, who is vying for a second term in office as the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), had visited the traditional ruler of Usen, Oluogbe II, and was on his way back when the attack occurred.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

EURO 2012: Italy Defeats Germany 2-1, To Face Spain in Final

LIVE: Germany 1-2 Italy

Italy have just defeated one of the tournament favourites, Germany 2-1. Super Mario Balotelli scored the 2 goals for Italy to make it 2-0 and both goals where scored in first half. while Mesut Ozil scored a late penalty during injury time to make it 2-1.

Italy have caused a great upset. Now Italy will face Spain on Sunday 2nd July 2012 for the final. Can Italy defeat Pre-tournament favourites, Spain? Let's see.

Faze Joins 2face At Now Muzik


Now Muzik, Nigeria’s leading artiste management outfit has confirmed that former ‘Plantashun Boy’, Faze has joined the league of artistes been managed by the company.
Efe Omorogbe CEO of Now Muzik, tells NET exclusively that the 35-year-old singer has been with the label for a while now. ‘He is now officially an artiste managed under theNow Muzik management team’.

Mode 9, Muna Set To Collaborate

Mode 9 and Muna

After a celebrated spat between revered rap star Mode 9 and ex-beauty queen turned rapper Munachi Abii, better known as Muna, the two are planning a music collaboration to seal their friendship in the industry.

Dropping the hint, Ayo Shonaiya, lawyer and Muna’s manager said there are plans on the two rappers collaborating. “I would say yes as I want that to happen. I’ve spoken to both of them and they are game. You know in this industry; it doesn’t happen until it happens. And when it does, we’ll take pictures and tweet picture,” Shonaiya told Hip-Hop World magazine.

Tinubu Receives US Black Mayors’ Highest Award


Nigeria has what it takes to become the renaissance beacon for African development if a dedicated leadership is in a place to lift country out of the precarious situation it now finds itself.
Former Governor of Lagos State and national leader of the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu made this assertion while receiving an award by the National Conference of Black Mayors, based in America in his office.

A Must Read: Married Lover Dies During Sex Romp

A married man, Amaechi Uche Padmore, has been arrested by the police and charged to a Lagos court on the allegation that his lover, Edith Nwokolo, died while he was having sex with her.
He is now facing a murder charge at Ebute Metta Magistrate’s court, Lagos over her death.
Sources learnt that the lovers, who are both married, engaged in sex romp at 94, Mushin Road, Mushin, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
It was gathered that while Uche was on top of Edith, she started breathing heavily, jerked and died.

Reps Oppose Sale Of NITEL, MTEL

Members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed for second reading a bill for the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC’s 2012 budget. The bill seeks to approve a total of N48, 836, 418.00bn.
The members of the lower chamber, however, opposed the planned sale of the Nigerian Telecommunication Limited (NITEL) and its Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) subsidiary, Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTEL) as one entity.

Basket Ball: D’Tigers Lose To Greece

D' Tigers

Nigeria’s senior men’s national team, D’Tigers last night lost their first match at the ongoing four nation tournament in Brazil.
The Ayo Bakare led side, who in their last match recorded a surprise victory over Great Britain, lost to Greece by 88-76 points, no thanks to their defensive breakdown and a couple of forced turnovers which the Greek team capitalized on.

A MUST READ: ‘Firm Abandoned Me after machine Chopped Off my fingers’ Said Ifeanyi Okorocha

When Ifeanyi Okorocha, a machine operator with Therapeutic Laboratories Nigeria Limited, set out for work on March 1, 2012, he was full of life and spirit.

But his joy was cut short in the afternoon of the fateful day when the company’s industrial machine chopped off his fingers and damaged other parts of his arm.

The accident led to his journey to the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos.
Okorocha, who said the accident occurred about 1.45pm while mixing water with powder, accused the company of abandoning him when he needed assistance most.

My Wife Demanded N1 Million From Me For Sex, Husband Tells Court

The Husband of a former Commissioner in Edo state, David Irhabor on Wednesday told Benin High Court 9, that his wife of 15 years had at a time demanded for N1 million from him before she could allow him to have sex with her.
Mr Irhabor, who was a former Senior Special Adviser to former governor Oserhiemen Osunbor, was testifying in a divorce suit instituted by his wife, Florence Igbinigie-Erhabor, a former Commissioner for Women Affairs, under former Edo State governor Lucky Igbinedion.

The respondent, Mr Irhabor said, though he never anticipated a broken marriage, but trouble started after his wife was appointed commissioner and then she suddenly resorted to keeping late nights.

He said that there was a time the wife abandoned their two children, absconded from home for three days, only to be caught inside a vehicle, romancing and kissing another man.

Man in Prison For Killing His Son

An Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered a 38-year-old man, Lomi Akinpelumi, to be remanded in prison custody for allegedly killing his son. The accused is standing trial for the alleged killing of his one-year-old son, Sileola Akinpelumi, by strangulation.

 The accused was alleged to have committed the offence on May 5, 2012 at about 10 p.m. at Orita Ojo area of the Odigbo magisterial district.

Man in court for breaking into lawyer’s apartment

The Osun State Police Command yesterday arraigned a 28-years-old man, Godwin Daniel, before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun State, for allegedly breaking into the apartment of a lawyer, Mrs. Olatunde Adejoke, and stealing N460,000 and other valuables.

 According to the police prosecutor, Faagboyinbo Abiodun, the accused committed the crime on June24, 2012, between 10 am and 1pm at Ofatedo area of Osogbo. He said the crime was punishable under Section 411 and 390 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume II of Laws of Osun State 2003.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him, and his counsel, Okobie Nnabite, urged the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal term. The judge, Magistrate Olushola Aluko, granted the accused bail in the sum of N250,000 and adjourned the case till July 11.

Presidential Convoy Causes Confusion Among Road Users In Abuja; Defies Traffic Rules

VP Namadi Sambo is believed to be in the convoy
Presidential convoy caused great discomfort to road users in Abuja on Wednesday

A presidential convoy, believed to be carrying Vice-President Namadi Sambo, who was on his way from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, drove against traffic and caused serious confusion to road users along the Musa Yar'Adua Expressway on Wednesday.

Ondo 2013 Election : ACN Govs Endorse Akeredolu’s nomination

Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu

As preparations for the 2013 governorship election in Ondo State gather momentum, governors of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), have endorsed the nomination of the former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, as the candidate of the party. 

The governors who spoke at a joint interview at the City Hall, yesterday, after a book presentation entitled: “Fearless: The emergence of a Virile and Formidable opposition leader, political memoirs of Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila,” authored by Dr. Wale Okediran, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and his counterparts from Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, affirmed that he was the best among the entire aspirants. 

BBA Update: Prezzo breaks up with Goldie

Since their love affair began officially on Saturday, May 12, 2012, the housemates have managed to remain a ‘couple’ despite their frequent fights.

However, it seems as though Kenyan rapper, Prezzo, is now finally done with his Nigerian ‘lover’, Goldie.

He confided in his friend, Keitta, yesterday, Wednesday, June 27, 2012 about how tired he is with his relationship with the singer.

In his words, I’m not even eating the food she cooks from now on. I can make eggs. I am done. Watch this space. It’s time to bring the old Prezzo back…This chick is a weirdo and I found myself caught up in the mix.’

INEC Approves Permanent Voters Card

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the final specimen of the permanent voter cards to enable it begin the printing of 40 million cards. INEC’s ICT Director, Mr Chidi Nwafor, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.

Onyeka Onwenu Has Lost Her Brother To Death

Barely five months after the death of her mother, Ochiedike Hope Onwenu, Onyeka Onwenu’s only brother has also passed on. Her elder brother, Richard Onwenu, an accountant, died on Saturday, the 9th of June 2012 after a brief illness.
Burial proceedings for the deceased has been sent out. There will be a wake keeping session on Thursday, the 9th of August at Hon. D.K Onwenu’s compound in Ndianichie Obinetiti, Arondizougu, Imo State, followed by the burial on Friday 10, 12 after a Church service at St. Andrew’s. May his soul rest in peace…amen

Updated: 50 Cent Is Ok After Car Crash

50 Cent has been released from hospital after he was injured in a car crash.
The rapper was admitted to A&E following his collision on the Long Island Expressway in New York on Monday night.
His SUV was apparently struck by a truck.
US sources claim the truck driver has confessed to losing control of his vehicle, which reportedly flipped 50 Cent’s 4x4 over in the smash.

2 Brothers to Die For Stealing N39,040

The Benue Chief Judge, Justice Iorhemen Hwande, on Wednesday in Makurdi sentenced two brothers, Ibrahim Yau and Abubakar Yau to death by hanging for armed robbery.

The two brothers were arraigned for criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

They were said to have conspired to rob one Simon Tartyough and Isaiah Kena of valuable property.
The property, stolen at gun point, were said to have included cell phones and money to the tune of N39,040 on Makurdi-Guma Road, sometime in March, 2010.

EURO 2012: Spain Reaches Final, Defeat Portugal 4-2 on Penalties

It was a good match. Portugal did well. The match ended 0-0 even after extra time. On penalties, Fabregas scored the winning penalties. Spain will now meet winner between Italy and Germany.

Gunmen kill Rivers’ ANPP Chairman

CHAIRMAN of All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, in Rivers State, Mr. Julius Nwaofu, has been reportedly killed by unknown gunmen.
Confirming the development, son of the deceased, Mr Chima Nwaofu, said the killers only made away with the mother’s bag and mobile phone, adding that the family has recovered the phone. He said his father was killed at  7pm on Tuesday in Omagwa area of the state.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

First Lady Patience Jonathan Wins ‘Tourism Ambassador For Africa’ Award

The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan , has been bestowed with a Tourism Ambassador for Africa award from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.

The 1st Lady picked up the award at the 53rd meenting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa which held yesterday June 26, 2012 in Calabar.

Dame Patience was given the award in “recognition of her monumental commitment and support for women in tourism.”

COSON, With Multichoice Nigeria, Signs Licensing Deal

(L-R) Chinedu Chukwuji, Azeezat Allen, Adewale Ayuba, Tony Okoroji, Matthew

The copyright society of Nigeria(COSON) has signed a royalty agreement(worth Millions of naira)  with Multichoice Nigeria. Multichoice Nigeria are the operators of DSTV.

The signing which took pace at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos earlllier on in the week grants Multichoice the license to broadcast music of creators represented by COSON on its various platforms.

Present at the signing ceremony was Matthew Ojo, representative of the director General, Nigerian Copyright Commission; Ijeoma Theo, representative of the Director General, National Broadcasting Commission; Members of the COSON Board, Adewale Ayuba, Azeezat Allen and Joel Ajayi.

Police Confirming Killing of 17 Suspected Terrorists in Kano

The Police in Kano have confirmed the killing in different gun battles yesterday, of 17 people suspected to be members of Boko Haram.

Mr. Ibrahim K. Idris, the Commissioner of Police, said that three of the militants were arrested, but also that a police corporal, Saidu Umar, was killed.  
Mr. Idris was addressing reporters at the Police Headquarters.  He said the gun duels took place at different locations where the militant elements members had planned Goron Dutse Prison Yard,coordinated attacks, including Dala Police Division, Jakara Police Barracks,  52 Squadron Challawa and Junior Secondary School Sabuwar Doka in Ungogo Local Government Area.

Kaduna Governor, Patrick Yakowa, Disowns Offensive Video Clip in Circulation

Gov. Patrick Yakowa

Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Yakowa, has refuted a video which shows an evacuation of corpses from the streets as being from Kaduna.

The video contains grainy images of heaps of dead bodies being handled by security forces.  In a statement, Reuben Buhari, spokesman to the governor, said it was obvious that the objective of those spreading it was to tarnish the image of the state, truncate the peace building process in place and pit the adherents of its two major religions against each other.

12 Nigerian Prostitutes Rescued in Ireland

The Garda Síochána na hÉireann (commonly referred to as Gardai), the national police service of Ireland, has rescued 12 trafficking victims and identified the organisers of the biggest prostitution and human-trafficking ring operating in Ireland.

According to an investigation into human trafficking carried out, the Gardai uncovered a prostitution racket run jointly by Irish and Nigerian criminals for the past three-and-a-half years.

Gardai raided the house after they got information that some Nigerian women were living there without the knowledge of the relevant authorities.

One woman claimed she had earned €44, 300 (N9 million) working as a prostitute and had given half of that directly to her controller, while the rest went on rent and bills and a large chunk of the profits had been wired back to Nigeria through Western Union.

The man, Mr Gitto, Who Gave Jonathan A Church As Gift Is Dead; Due To Depression

The Anglican church Mr. Gitto donated to President Jonathan
Mr. Gitto, whose company donated the controversial "Church gift" to Otueke, President Jonathan's hometown, has died.

Domenico Gitto, the owner of Gitto Construzioni Generali Nigeria Limited, the company which donated the controversial Church to Otueke, President Jonathan’s home town in Bayelsa, is dead.

Mr. Gitto, a reliable source learnt, died in Nigeria today in yet unclear circumstances.

Sources close to the Italian businessman however say he has been troubled for sometime owing to the huge debt piled up by his company in Nigerian banks. 

Jim Iyke Is Happy; Fraud Case In Court Thrown Out

Jim Iyke
Nollywood top gun, Jim Iyke can now breathe easy knowing he doesn’t have to be back in court again. Case of fraud which has been hanging over him for some time now has been thrown out of court for lack of evidence.
The $100,000 scam case involving him has been thrown out by the court clearing Jim Iyke of any liability. The case which was instituted by one Habiba Abubakar was quashed for lack of evidence.
Commenting about the dismissal, Jim said: 
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