Sunday, July 1, 2012

Spain Have Won The Euro 2012, Beat Italy 4-0


Spain were just too much for Italy to handle. Pirlo was just weeping. Goals from Silva, Alba, Torres and Mata was just enough to finish the job.
Hail Spain, Hail Madrid, hail barcelona.

Abia: Monarch Killed By Irate Youths


ABIA State Police Command says it has arrested 20 suspects in connection with the murder of the traditional ruler of Ugwuleru autonomous community in Umunneochi Local Government Area of the state.
The traditional ruler, Eze Iroha Nwankwo, 65, was allegedly beaten to death, on Monday night, in his palace allegedly by youths in the community who were said to have invaded his palace at about 11pm.

Calabar: 28 Arrested By Police For Alleged Cultism


Over 28 persons have been arrested in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, for alleged cultism.
On Monday, officers of the 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Calabar, Cross River State, at about 12 a.m., arrested 14 persons, suspected to be members of cult groups terrorizing residents of the Calabar metropolis, at the Hawkins cemetery in Calabar South Local Government Area.

Nike Oshinowo Sacked As Head of Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant

                                       Aisen and Oshinowo-Soleye

After six failed attempts to handle the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant, former beauty queen, Nike Oshinowo-Soleye, finally got the franchise in 2010. Organised by the Daily Times Nigeria, the franchise empowers her to act as the chief executive/creative director of the pageant.
But after only crowning two queens, the franchise owners of the pageant, suddenly announced a change. A new board of directors has been assembled and a creative team to be led by Elohor Aisen’s Beth Model Management Africa, organisers of Elite Model Look, Nigeria was put in place. 

Oyedepo warns: Nigeria May Break Up if Boko Haram is Not Checked


The Chancellor Covenant University (CU), Otta, Ogun State, Dr. David Oyedepo, has called for a complete overhaul of the nation’s security system against those he called ‘religious bigots’ scheming to Islamise Nigeria through repeated attacks on churches.
Oyedepo also urged the Federal Government to be more committed to the insecurity problem, failure of which he noted, may lead to disintegration.

Boko Haram: Three Suspects Killed in Damaturu

                                 Three militants killed in Nigeria`s Damaturu

Three suspected militants of Nigeria's radical group Boko Haram were killed after a long gunbattle with a military unit, that claimed to have foiled a fresh suicide attack in the restive northern region. 

Gunshots and explosions were heard across Damaturu city as operatives of Nigerian military's Joint Task Force attacked the suspected militants after getting information that they were planning suicide attacks in the city. 

"A female member of Boko Haram was captured by the police and three others were shot dead," said deputy spokesman of Yobe state police command, Gbadegesin Toyin

BREAKING NEWS: Fuji Musician Sunny T is Dead

Late Sunny T

Popular Fuji musician, Sunny T is dead. 
Sunny T. Adesokan  died early this morning.
The songwriter-performer, who became wildly known in the 90s as ‘omo nna to’n ko fuji (the Igbo man who plays Fuji – a predominantly yoruban music), died this morning, according to his label boss Sarolaj, who spoke with a reliable source.

Police Stop Deadly Bomb Explosions in Jos

Two bombs planted Saturday on a bridge in Riyom, some 40 kilometres from Jos, the Plateau capital, have been detonated, the state police command have said. 

Spokesman of the command, Abu Emmanuel, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos, that the bombs were planted on the bridge linking Gol-Hoss and Riyom, the headquarters of Riyom Local Government Area. 

Blanc Steps Down as France Coach

Laurent Blanc - France
Laurent Blanc( Former Les Blues Coach

Just heard that France coach, Laurent Blanc (46-year-old) has left his role as Les Bleus' coach after their Euro 2012 campaign, with Didier Deschamps emerging as an early contender to succeed him.

I think he did the right thing by stepping down instead of being fired. France performed very poorly in Euro 2012.

Also, 2-Year Ban on Samir Nasir is just ridiculoous.

16-Year Old Girl Gáng-Ráped in SUV for 20 days


A sixteen-year-old girl from the city of Jaipur in India survived a 20-day ordeal where she was repeatedly raped by five youths in a forest near a village in Ajmer district.
According to a report in The Times of India, the teenager managed to escape and inform her family who then approached the police.
During the entire period, the girl was confined in an SUV in which she was allegedly kidnapped.
The report says the girl was at her aunt’s house for the summer holidays when she was abducted.
“She says that she was kept in the car for 20 days and the five youths took turns to rápe her. She says she was repeatedly raped,” the report quoted a policeman as saying. The victim claimed that she was made to eat and sleep in the car only.

Nigerian Fashion Powerlist On Cover Page of Vanguard Allure

This edition of Vanguard Allure has on it's cover page, the beautiful faces of stars in the fashion industry like: Uche Pedro of Bella Naija, Make up artist Bayo Haastrup, fashion designers Frank Osodi and Deola Sagoe, Fashion photographer and Mania mag publisher Kelechi Amadi-Obi, international model Oluchi and Nigerian Fashion Show organiser, Lexxy Mojo Eyes. Nike Oshinowo and Erelu Abiola Dosumu. 

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Surprise: Pastor Runs Mad While Praying For A Mad Man

Scene of the mad man and the pastor, at Oke-Ado, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Thursday. Photo: Seye Adeniyi

PEOPLE living at Oke-Ado area of Ibadan, Oyo State, as well as shop owners and automobile dealers along Molete road in the town, on Thursday, watched a drama involving a pastor and a mad man.
The pastor, whose name is Timothy, according to an eyewitness, got to Ososami junctions of Oke-Ado around 5.20 p.m and went to meet the mentally-deranged man, popularly known as Tunde, who was sitting in front of a building in the area.

Hundreds Mourn Rodney Kings, He Was Remembered As A Forgiving Man

Rodney King's casket is pictured during his memorial service at the Forest Lawn Hall of Libertyty

Hundreds of mourners remembered Rodney King, a symbol of racial tension in Los Angeles and catalyst for sweeping law-enforcement reforms after his 1991 beating bypolice officers, as a figure of national healing at a public memorial before his burial on Saturday.
"He tried to use his scars to heal a nation," the Reverend Al Sharpton told a news conference outside the Forest Lawn Hall of Liberty in the Hollywood Hills, where the remembrance service was held.
King was found by his fiancée Cynthia Kelly drowned on June 17 at the bottom of his backyard swimming pool in Rialto, California, a suburb about 50 miles east of Los Angeles. He was 47.

Granny Fails To Complete Record Cuba-Florida Swim

Penny Palfrey(49-year-old)

An attempt by British-Australian woman Penny Palfrey(49-year-old) to swim unassisted from Cuba to Florida ended in failure early Sunday after she had to be pulled out of the water unable to cope with a strong ocean current.
Penny Palfrey had to be pulled out of the water, after swimming for more then 40 hours,” the team said in a tweet.

Stephanie Rice, Gold-Medal Swimmer, Criticized For Wearing Racy Swimsuit

Stephanie Rice
Swimmer Stephanie Rice, who swims for a living while wearing a swimsuit in a swimming pool, is catching flak in her native Australia for tweeting a picture of herself in a swimsuit. The nerve of some people.      

The three-time gold medalist took the shot of herself wearing a birthday gift from designer Ellie Gonsalves and posted it on Twitter. It made figurative waves one month before she defends her Olympic titles in both individual medleys. This has attracted many criticisms.

Adele Announces Her Pregnancy


Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, a British singer/song writer popularly known as Adele, has announced that she and her partner, Simon Konecki, are expecting a baby.
The 24-year-old Grammy award winning artiste posted the news on her official blog but didn't specify the gender nor the delivery date of her baby.
"I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together," she wrote.

Industry Nite To Host Mavin All-stars

                           DON JAZZY

‘Industry Nite, the weekly musical fiesta will feature the talents of all the Mavin All-stars: Dr.Sid, Tiwa Savage, D’Prince and Wande Coal next Wednesday.  Mavin Records CEO, Don Jazzy, will also be in attendance.
The tagline for the event is ‘Mavin All Stars: Live in Concert’ and it will take place at the Ballroom of the Oriental Hotel in Lekki, Lagos State.

Nigeria Movie Industry is Degrading Other Cultures


Following the recent growth in Nigeria’s main movie industry,Nollywood, there is a reason to be concerned on the backward trend in Kannywood, the northern version of the former. Anthony Ada Abraham compares both situations.

Kannywood, like Nollywood, is a movie industry in Nigeria, but  both arms are driven by different ideologies.

While movies made in the Kano-based Kannywood are modeled after Indian movies, Nollywood draws from a rich pool of cultural mixes comprising those of the Yoruba and Igbo, as well as other minorities, with streaks of inspiration from the western world, especially Hollywood.

Glo Partners MTV Base For The Big Friday Show


Entertainment fans across the continent are in for a huge treat as leading telecommunications operator, Globacom and entertainment powerhouse, MTV Base join forces on the hit TV show, The Big Friday Show.
Serving up a weekly slice of vibrant West African youth culture, The Big Friday Show has already won legions of fans, thanks to its fast-paced mash-up of music, celebrity appearances, pranks, spoofs, and celebrity and fans interaction.

Snoop Dogg’s Son Cordell Broadus Lands Football Scholarship Offer

Snoop Dogg's son Cordell Broadus — Facebook
Snoop Dogg's son Cordell Broadus — Facebook

When UCLA offered Cordell Broadus a scholarship, the Bruins were doing more than trying to attract a promising sophomore wide receiver and defensive back for Diamond Bar (Calif.) High. In essence, the program was staking a claim to territory in the L.A. pop culture spotlight, for one very clear reason: Cordell Broadus is Snoop Dogg's son.

Chris Okotie Says He Will Remarry


Barely a week after the General Overseer (G.O) of the Household of God announced an end to his four-year-old marriage with his wife, reports say that he is planing to remarry in December.
Okotie, who broke up with his wife due to irreconcilable differences, said that he fell for his estranged wife based on her physical looks without considering other important virtues.

Oba of Benin Snubs President Jonathan


PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, state governors, chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other top government officials received a rude shock in the ancient city of Benin on Saturday when the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Erediauwa, declined to receive the president who was visiting his palace.

The president had arrived the Edo State capital for the grand rally of the state PDP ahead the July 14 governorship election and had been received at the Benin Airport earlier by Governor Adams Oshiomhole.