Wednesday, September 26, 2012

France Immortalises Zidane Headbutt With Statue


The infamous headbutt that French football legend Zinedine Zidane landed on Marco Materazzi during a World Cup final has been transformed into a giant statue and displayed in front of the Pompidou Centre in Paris.

The bronze work of art, simply titled “Headbutt”, was Wednesday attracting crowds of tourists and locals who jostled to have their photos taken in front of the five-metre (16-foot) statue.


The sculpture is by Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed, subject of a retrospective exhibition in the Pompidou from October 3 until next January.

“This statue goes against the tradition of making statues in honour of certain victories. It is an ode to defeat,” said exhibition organiser Alain Michaud.

Top Ten Private Jets Owned by Wealthy Nigerians

Top ten private jets by wealthy Nigerians.

Type Price Owner

1. Falcons 7X. $51m(N8.2billion) Mike Adenuga
2. Bombardier Global 6000 $45.5m(N7.3billion) Unknown
3. Bombardier Global Express 5000 $45m(N7.2billion) Aliko Dangote
4. Gulfstream G550 $40m(N6.4billion) Bishop Oyedepo
5. Gulfstream V $30m(N4.8billion) Bishop Oyedepo & Pastor Adeboye

HAJJ CRISIS: Saudi Arabia Deports 171 Female Pilgrims, FG Gives Saudi Arabia 24hrs Ultimatum


One hundred and seventy-one, (171) female pilgrims were deported from Saudi Arabia today, arriving the Malam Aminu International Airport in Kano on wednesday afternoon.

The Federal Government however gave the Saudi Arabia government 24 hours to expedite action in resolving the issues surrounding the detention of  over 1000 other female pilgrims from Nigeria.

Vice President Namadi Sambo gave the ultimatum when he summoned the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Khaled Abdrabuh, to his office.

Waje and Omawumi Covers Latest Issue of Y! Magazine


10 Things Men Should Know About Women


1. Don’t say “I love you” the first time before, during or after sex because they may think you are using them or just saying it for the sake of sex. She’ll prefer it if you hug her from behind and whisper it in her ear.
2. All men lie and most women will leave  you if you have lied. But it’s better if you lied when they asked you how they look because they are just fishing for compliments.
3. You can easily turn her on by leaving her messages or sending her text message and e-mail,let her know you care for her and wiling to spend time on her.Even a call during lunch break is good enough.
4. Women love getting surprises,so buy her small gifts occasionally or bring her on a date without telling her the plans.

“Why I Chose D’Banj Over Don Jazzy” – Ikechukwu

When Don Jazzy and D’Banj split earlier this year, most of their friends chose camps. The producer established Mavin Records with Wande Coal, Dr. SID, D’Prince and Tiwa Savage, while D’Banj took with him Ikechukwu, Special ED and his younger brother K-Switch.

Ikechukwu, was an on and off member of the defunct MoHits crew. And a lot of people were surprised that he left with the Kokomaster. But in an exclusive interview with Encomium magazine, the rapper cleared the air on his decision.

Celeb Birthday – Nollywood "Bad Boy", Jim Iyke Turns 35

Jim Iyke
Yesterday (September 25) is the birthday of Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke. He was born in Libreville, Gabon. He is from Enugu Agidi, in Anambra State.

He attended Federal Government College, Kwali for his secondary school education. He attended University of Jos, where he studied Psychology.

Upon graduation, he moved to Lagos, where he made his entry into Nollywood. Some of his movies are Blind Love, Games Men Play, Fatal Seduction, Kings Battle, Love My Way, Beyonce and Rihanna, and many more.

Hong Kong Billionaire Offers $65 Million To Any Man Who Can Win The Heart Of His Lesbian Daughter

A businessman from Hong Kong has offered a $65m (£40.2m) dowry to any man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter.

Are you an eligible bachelor ready to marry? Can you play a lovey-dovey and win the heart of a 33 year old beautiful woman, who already has a same-sex loving attraction to another woman?

If you fit these descriptions, catch the next plane for Paris or Hong kong in search of Gigi Chao, daughter of a Hong Kong billionaire.

Burglar Gets Electrocuted While Trying To Burgle A Shop


An unidentified young man was electrocuted on Tuesday while trying to burgle a shop at number 22, Ezza Road, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.
It was learnt from a reliable source that the burglar and his accomplices who escaped, attempted gaining entrance into the shop known as ‘Variety Stores’ after they destroyed the outer burglary proof of the door.

The duo could not gain entrance into the main store as the inner burglary proof proved difficult to cut.

Luck?: Teenager Becomes Third Member Of His Family To Win Millions In Norwegian Lottery

               Boy done good: Tord scooped 12.2million Kroner at the lotto compared to his sisters 8.2million and his father's 8.4 million wins

A teenager has become the third member of his family to hit the jackpot when he won 12.2 million kroner (£1.3million) in the Norwegian National Lottery.

The family of Tord Oksnes, 19, hit the headlines three years ago when his sister scooped an 8.2-million kroner (£880,000) bonanza.

My House Girl is Tempting Me, What Should I Do?


I will simply go straight to the point, as I would not want to give very explicit details about myself. This is for some obvious reasons. My wife is very sharp, I mean, she is such an intelligent woman and can easily trace this true confession to me.
 For the fact that I love her so much, I cannot let a thing fall in-between us. That is why I have kept this as top-secret till today; but I will have to let this out of the bag.
I’m not oblivious of the fact that most issues of this nature are blamed on the men whom most of us see as womanizers; but mine is a different thing entirely. I’m not a womanizer. I have tried everything possible to make sure that this girl-my house girl leaves my house, but my wife will always insist she stays.
I’m a pastor, but I also work as a civil servant. I would have loved to write further about where I live, but for the same reason why I can’t mention my name, I can’t tell you where I’m writing from.

Honest Abuja Cab Driver Returns N18m, Gets N2.5m reward


Honesty is a great virtue that should be emulated at all cost. The recent turnaround of the lives of Mr. Imeh Usah and family would attest to this witty statement.
Imeh, a taxi driver, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja was yesterday awarded a plaque of N2.5million for his honesty,as he emerged the winner of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) maiden Integrity Award.
The obviously overjoyed driver, accompanied by his wife Mercy was hosted by capital market community for his rare honesty which he portrayed by returning N18 million forgotten in his taxi cab in 2007 by a customer.

Wicked Mother Kills Twin Dabies, Dumps Them Inside Refuse


Just like the adage that goes ‘one man’s meat is another’s poison’, some couple have put in all efforts to conceive  and bear fruits, but are yet see their dreams come to reality while some effortlessly bear kids and callously dump them in dustbins, canals, dry wells and what have you.
Although such scenario is no longer new to people living in the slump and other urban areas of Anambra State, yet the residents of Okosu Street in Inland town were shocked waking one fateful morning to behold a gory sight of decomposing bodies of twin babies abandoned in a refuse dump.
Investigations revealed that the unfortunate babies were dumped by a woman suspected to be their mother.
The two boys who were trashed by their mother at about 3am yesterday were already decomposing before onlookers could come to their rescue.

“My Wife Denies Me of Sex, Yet She Flirts Around”


A woman,33, on Tuesday pleaded with the grade ‘A ‘ Customary Court, Agege, Lagos to dissolve her 12-year-old marriage over threat to life and frequent beating.
The petitioner, Adesuwa Oluwalere, who lives at 18b, Kayode Joseph St.,Powerline, Oke- ira, Ogba, told the court that her husband had made love to her in the presence of her mother.

 “My husband had wanted to make love to me in the presence of our children but I refused. He then beat me mercilessly to the extent of removing one of my teeth.

8-Month Pregnant Woman Killed, While Trying to Steal in the Farm at Midnight


AN eight-month-old pregnant woman, Mrs. Grace Nwangwu, was weekend, killed in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State while she was reportedly trying to steal some food crops in a farm near her house at midnight.
The woman was alleged to be sleeping on the same bed with her husband, Mgbebu till midnight when she left to ease herself outside but reportedly went to farm at Igbudu Community to harvest some food crops and was killed by her assailant.

3 Notorious Armed Robbers Arrested By Police in Lagos


It was dooms-day for three armed robbery suspects- Uche Okeagbu(23), Emmanuel Ezeani(23) and Chinonso Nwuangwu(23) as they were yesterday arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos, in connection with the September 9, 2012 robberies in the state, which left three policemen and a civilian dead.

The suspects were arrested at their Ajangbadi hideout on September 23 following a tip-off.

The suspects were said to members of a much larger group, which had about three weeks ago, carried out simultaneous robberies in Gbagada, Agege, Anthony, Ojodu, Itire, Ikeja and Ilasamaja areas of the state.

Omran Shaaban Who Captured Libya's Muammar Gaddafi Dies After Being Shot and Kidnapped By Supporters of Old Regime

Omran Shaaban receives treatment from a doctor at a hospital in France before his death. (AP Photo, Family of
Omran Shaaban)
Omran Shaaban, the man who captured Late Muammar Gaddafi, dies after he was shot by Gaddafi's loyalist.
The death yesterday of Omran Shaaban, who had been hospitalised in France, raised the prospect of even more violence and score-settling, with the newly elected National Congress authorising police and the army to use force if necessary to apprehend those who abducted the 22-year-old and three companions in July near the town of Bani Walid . 

The coffin of Omran Ben Shabaan is carried as thousands of Misrata residents pay their respects during his funeral at Misrata
stadium in Misrata, Libya. AFP PHOTO/STRINGER
 Source: AFP

 Libya is battling lingering pockets of support for the old Gaddafi regime,

Federal Government to Sells PHCN to IBB, Elumelu, Otedola, Others


Construction giant Julius Berger, First Bank, Transcorp and Forte Oil, owned by businessman Femi Otedola, are among the consortia of companies named as successful bidders for the unbundled Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) generation firms.
Five of the six generation companies were put up for the bid. The sixth – Afam Generation Company – was excluded because non of the three companies that submitted bids for it was qualified.

The six generation companies are part of the 18 firms in the unbundled PHCN – the power behomoth that has failed to take this country out of darkness.

National Council on Privatisation (NCP) chair Mr. Atedo Peterside announced the result.

Arik Air Bans 27 People From its Flight To Any Destination


Arik Air on  Tuesday released a list of persons banned permanently from taking any of its operated flights to any destination.

Top on the list was the Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mr George Uriesi. The reasons given for the ban range from fighting Arik staff, disrupting Arik flight operations, to being declared wanted by security agencies.

I’m Now Ready To Fight Corruption With Everything – Goodluck Jonathan

                      President Goodluck Jonathan Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday in Abuja assured Nigerians that he is fully ready to fight corruption with everything at his disposal, notwithstanding the challenges of doing so.
“My administration will fight corruption and associated social vices until they are exterminated from our body polity,” President Jonathan said at the opening of a conference by the Nigerian Institute of Management.

Man Throws Hot Water, Burning Stove On Wife


A middle-aged man identified as Oladimeji Fowowe has been arrested by the police at Iju Police Station Red House, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, for allegedly setting his wife on fire, when he threw a burning stove and hot water on her.

The suspect, who trailed his wife to Ijoko in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria where she had gone to assist her husband’s younger brother’s wife who had just put to bed a set of twins, was alleged to have committed the crime when his wife returned to Iju area of Ishaga, Lagos State from Ijoko

Speaking with a source on her hospital bed at Ogba, Lagos State, the victim, Mrs. Oluwakemi Fowowe, said she left her husband and father of her three children, when his trouble and that of his mother became unbearable for her.

Wizkid And Manager Osagie Part Ways


Osagie Osarenkhoe of management and Wizkid have been said to have parted ways after 5years of making a career of the management of the young talent. 
This work dissociation was said to have occurred since  June but they have tried to keep it from the press until a source let it loose.
Osarenkhoe is said to still have a working relationship with other EME acts such as Skales, Shaydee and Niyola.

Lagos Bans LASTMA Officials From Driving Impounded Vehicles

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, on Tuesday said that officials of the State Traffic Management Authority had no right to drive impounded vehicles.

Opeifa made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

“It is unlawful for LASTMA official to drive vehicles that contravened the law, except the arrested motorist resisted arrest or has no driver’s licence, which is the only guarantee for any driver to be on the road.

Policeman in Abuja Dies Instantly After Car Falls off Bridge

A black Honda saloon car with registration number CY 691 LND on Tuesday fell off a bridge near Wuse Market, Abuja, killing the driver. The driver, a police corporal, died on the spot.
A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent, who visited the scene, reports that the car knocked off the concrete embankment on the bridge before crashing into the ravine below.

May D Launches Record Label

With the huge expectation of many after May D was disconnected from Square records, there has been so many speculations as to what becomes of a him, especially as a talented stand-alone machine.

 It was unexpected and a hopeful turnaround when M.I pulled a stunt on us about the ‘choc boy’ tweet. Finally we confirm that May D already has his own Record Label called Confam Entertainment

When asked if he has any other artiste signed on the record label, the singer said “It’s just me for now, I have some girl from UK but I’m still watching”

Kwara State First Lady Gives Scholarship To 30 Children and Orphans

Wife of Nigeria’s Kwara State Governor, Omolewa Ahmed on Monday said that she would take full responsibility for the education of some 30 indigent primary school pupils in the state.

The First Lady disclosed this in Malete while flagging off the “Adopt a Child to School” programme promoted by her organisation, LEAH Charity Foundation.
While the pupils would remain with their parents, the foundation would take responsibility for their primary school education. The First Lady also added that the gesture was aimed at complementing the free and compulsory primary education policy of the state government.