Friday, October 26, 2012

“It is Wicked and Absolutely Unnecessary Misinformation” – Yvonne Nelson Denies She is Bleaching

For sometime, there have been rumours that Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson’s skin tone was becoming lighter. Most people  thought that she was bleaching.

But Yvonne, who is rumoured to be dating Inyanya, has now released an official statement to refute such speculations.

Here’s her full press statement:

My attention has been drawn to recent media reports that I am bleaching my skin and the continuous nature of this wicked, unfounded and absolutely unnecessary misinformation have compelled me to once again respond.

These stories are absolutely not true and do not in any way put food on anybody’s table, does not add value to any body’s life and can only be described as mischief.

Nigerian Mathematician Wins Research Award In Malaysia

A lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, Bayero University, Kano(BUK) Dr. Waziri Muhammad from Gashua in Yobe State has received the best PhD graduating student award in his research on Diagonal Quasi-Newton’s Method for Large-Scale systems of Non-linear equations.

The award was given at the 36th University Putra Malaysia’s convocation ceremony on October 12, 2012, in Malaysia.

The convocation was attended by eminent scientists and graduate students from UK, US, Italy, Spain, Russia, Holland, India, Iran, Nigeria, and other countries.
Waziri said the primary objective of his research was to reduce computational cost and matrix storage requirement and eliminate the need to solve Newtonian method for solving systems of nonlinear equations in large-scale problems.

Third Mainland Bridge To Be Reopened On November 6


The Federal Ministry of Works, on Thursday, disclosed that the Third Mainland Bridge will be fully opened to traffic from November 6, as scheduled by the contractor, Borini Prono.

The Director, South-west, Federal Ministry of Works, Ejike Mgbemena, disclosed that according to the work plan made available by the contractor, the bridge would have been opened for use last week because work was ahead of schedule but due to the contractor’s inability to apply some finishing touches, the opening was postponed.

We Have No Hand In Our Mum’s Death – Psquare React To Accusations Of Sacrificing Mum For Fame


Peter and Paul Okoye, popularly known as Psquare have come out publicly to denied the rumours going around that they used their late mother for money and fame.
Here’s an excerpt of their reaction to the rumour:

How do you feel about your mum’ s death?
We feel so bad to know that our mum is no more. But who are we to question the Almighty God. Traditionally, we are supposed to bury her and not the other way round. It is just that it happened so soon.. Indeed, her death was a big blow to us.

It was rumoured that you people knew what happened to her?
Then, it is too bad to hear that people are accusing us of being responsible for our mum’s death. We are not blaming anybody. People are free to say what they want to say. We begin to wonder whether there is anything that will ever make us to go for the life of our beloved mother.

Genevieve Nnaji To Return Brand New Evogue She Got as Range Rover Ambassador


In June 2012, Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji was unveiled as the brand ambassador of Range Rover Evogue and we all heard she got $100, 000 and a brand new Evogue from the deal.
 But new facts have emerged about the endorsement deal and I got this direct from inside sources.
Genevieve was offered one of two deals by Coscharis Motors; 
(1) Take $100, 000 and drive a brand new Evoque for only six months after which she will return it or
 (2) Take $50, 000 and a brand new Evogue valued at over N10million which she can keep.
I heard the actress took the former, (she already has very expensive cars) so will eventually return the SUV.

Source: LindaIkeji

World’s Biggest Bra Put Up For Auction


The world's biggest bra is being auctioned for a breast cancer charity. Although, technically, the record-setting bra isn't even the largest cup available.
How is that possible? Well, the bra, modeled on a 34B T-shirt bra, is actually a "mega 1,360B" that is nearly as big as two tennis courts and weighs as much as 1,800 traditional bras.
"Our aim in auctioning the bra is to build awareness and involvement in Wear It Pink Day as well as raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign in the process," said the director of, Adrian Simpson, whose group is auctioning off the bra.
The bra is being auctioned on eBay with a starting bid of £500 (U.S. $800.30). The auction continues through October 28, 2012.

Epileptic Student Dies During Vigil, 19-Year-Old Physically Challenged Pastor Arrested


Police in Iree have arrested 19-year-old Adebayo Kehinde over the death of a member of the church, by name  Tobi, during an anointing vigil service in the church at Iree, Osun State.
According to reports, on October 5, 2012, Kehinde alongside other pastors had organized a vigil which the 23-year-old Tobi attended.
During the ministration, Tobi who is a sickler and epileptic fell and it was assumed that he had fallen under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
However it was discovered at the wee hours of the next day that on the floor lay the lifeless body of Tobi who had experienced epileptic convulsions during the midnight prayers and had died in the process.
It was further reported that Tobi’s landlord alerted the police who arrested Kehinde at the Iree police station. Few days after receiving bail, he was rearrested and transferred to the Osun State Criminal Investigation Department Command.
While addressing news men, the Police Spokesperson for the state, Sade Odoro, denied reports that the teenage pastor was being held in their custody claiming that the parents of the deceased did not make the case a criminal one since they knew the health condition of their child.
However, further investigations according to reports also revealed that Kehinde was truly being held by the State police.

P’Square Accused of Killing their Mother for Fame And Money?

Some People say some statements without backing it with evidence. Whether PSquare killed their mother for money or fame, only God knows. 
After the death of their mother, many people responded in different ways.
Below is how they responded to the issue:
“We feel so bad to know that our mum is no more. But who are we to question the Almighty God. Traditionally, we are supposed to bury her and not the other way round. It is just that it happened so soon. Indeed, her death was a big blow to us.
“Then, it is too bad to hear that people are accusing us of being responsible for our mum’s death. We are not blaming anybody. People are free to say what they want to say. We begin to wonder whether there is anything that will ever make us to go for the life of our beloved mother.
“Her life cannot be quantified in terms of money or fame. So, our answer to this question is that we have no hand in our mum’s death. We only blame the death that snatched her away from us if not so, people won’t be pointing accusing fingers at us. She died after a brief illness.”

Six-Man-Hired Assassins Arrested In Nassarwa


Six persons suspected to be members of a hired assassin gang in Lafia, Nassarawa State were recently apprehended by police in the state.

According to the state’s police spokesman, DSP Michael Adah, the suspects where caught in their attempt to kill one Mr Anthony Eze, a businessman in Keana area of Lafia.
It was reported that the suspects met their doomsday when residents suspected their movement and alerted the police. They were arrested while on their way to the mission.   A locally made pistol, two cartridges and the sum of N25.890 was recovered from the gang.

Horrible: Husband Kills Wife, Burns13-Month-Old Daughter

Pravartika Gupta (left) died and her 13-month-old daughter Idika suffered extensive burns after her
husband and father-in-law set them on fire as they slept at their Delhi home
An Indian man Ashutosh Gupta is wanted by the police for allegedly killing his 25-year-old wife Pravartika Gupta and burning his 13-months-old daughter on October 6, 2012 at a flat in the NDMC apartments in Sarojini NagarIndia.
According to Hindustan Times, Ashutosh and his father allegedly burnt his wife to death owing to some disputes over dowry payment as well as her birth of a female child instead of a male. Although the infant did not die, she is reported  to have sustained about 55 percent burn injuries on her body.

Photo – Cossy Ojiakor Transforms into an Evil Goddess

      cossy evil goddess

Cossy is on the set of her new movie, Beach 24, in which she plays the Goddess.
All hail d Goddess…haheheee… In evil voice
She try sha!! looks like a real goddess.

UPDATE: Gov Suntai Flown to Germany for Medical Treatment


Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State, involved in a plane crash in Yola on Thursday, has been evacuated from the Yola Specialist Hospital, where he was receiving treatment, to enroute Germany.

The Ambulance conveying him and other medical personnels attending to him departed the hospital for the Yola international airport, at about 12.15pm, under heavy security.
A medical source, however, is being quoted as having said that he was in a stable condition. He said the Governor sustained fracture on his right hand and some facial bruises.
Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan Friday afternoon visited Governor Suntai at the National Hospital, Abuja before his departure to Germany.
More details later...

EXPOSED: How The Presidency Misled The Whole Country, Pronouncing Gov. Danbaba Suntai Dead

A misleading tweet by an official of the Nigerian Presidency helped fueled nationwide speculation Thursday that Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba died in a plane crash.

Anxiety had mounted over the fate of the occupants of the ill-fated plane after the story broke that six passengers and crew, including Mr. Suntai, were aboard the small jetliner which crashed Thursday evening close to the NNPC depot in Yola.

But rather than help defuse the tension over the crash, which came less than five months after a Lagos-bound Dana-operated aircraft from Abuja crashed into a two-storey building in Lagos, killing all 153 passengers, and 10 others on the ground, the presidency added to the confusion, pronouncing the governor dead without getting confirmation from officials on ground in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

“May the soul of the late departed Governor, Danbaba Suntai, of Taraba State rest in peace and may God grant the state peace this trying time,” the Special Assistant to the President on New Media, Reno Omokri, said via his twitter handle, @renoomokri.

Settlement Plea: Police Appeal To Family Of Slain Girl


Following the clamour of the family of Lucy Ukpong, a sales girl that was shot dead by policemen from the FCT Police Command, for compensation or judicial process, the police have pleaded for an amicable settlement of the matter.

Reports say the parents of the deceased and other relations had met with some police officers over the killing of the girl, but the meeting was not conclusive on how the matter should be resolved.
According to reports, the family was considering letting the court settle the matter or better still get compensation from the police. This revelation came just as the family had concluded plans to take Lucy’s remains from Garki Hospital today for burial in Akwa Ibom State on Saturday.
20-year-old Lucy who worked as a sales girl at a photography shop in Apo, Abuja was hit in the chest by bullets allegedly fired by policemen from

Zambian Politician's Daughter Fined for Pornography


The 20-year-old daughter of a top Zambian politician was found guilty of making obscene materials and fined $2,000 on Thursday, after she featured in a steamy 16-minute s.e.x tape.
Iris Kaingu -- daughter of MP, former minister and deputy head of the opposition Michael Kaingu -- was found guilty of producing pornographic material likely to corrupt morals.

"I therefore impose a fine of 10 million kwacha on the convict," magistrate Prince Mwiinga said handing down the sentence.

Governor Amaechi Buys $50 Million Private Jet, Amid State’s Flood Disaster


Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has acquired a brand new Bombardier Global 5000 (N565RS) for his exclusive use, SaharaReporters has learnt.

Mr. Amaechi’s lavish new “toy” comes at a time hundreds of thousands of residents in his state are displaced by the worst flooding crisis in the state’s history.

The newly purchased jet left Montreal-Trudeau Airport in Montreal, Quebec to Dakar Yoff International Airport. And then it was delivered to the state government on October 7th 2012.


The jet was primarily purchased from Bombardier in Canada for $45.7 million through the Bank of Utah Trustee account. “This is an ungodly act,” said a Port Harcourt-based human rights campaigner.

PSquare Get Verified on Twitter

The duo of Peter and Paul Okoye of PSquare, have now joined the list of other Nigerian musicians that are verified by twitter. Congrats.



Gulder Ultimate Search 9: Kofya Brown Evicted [Photos]


Kofya Brown, 25, became the first casualty of the reality TV hit series, Gulder Ultimate Search 9, as she was evicted from the Usaka Hills and forest location of the contest.
 Kofya, a Computer Science undergraduate, failed the first test of Christopher Okagbue, one of the three Gulder Ultimate Search 9 Gatekeepers, thus prematurely bringing to an end, her quest in search of the Gatekeeper’s fortune.
Kofya who has a 7 year old daughter, Jessica, explained that one of the reasons she entered the Gulder Ultimate Search 9, was to use her prize money to take care of her daughter whom she described as her ‘best friend’.
During her interview, a tearful Kofya had some words of reassurance for her 7 year old daughter: “…And to Jessica, don’t mind my tears, mummy loves you. Just know that even if I’m out here, I’ll still continue to do my best to give you what you deserve in life, okay?”
For her troubles, Kofya will be taking home a whopping N1 million although she is the first evictee.

See More Photos after the cut...

PHOTOS: Woman Claims To Be Worlds Oldest Dwarf At 113 Years

AN Indian woman claims to be the world’s oldest dwarf – at 113 years old.
Zeenat Bi, a resident of Bhopal, India, has Government pension records stating she is 101 – but the feisty pensioner claims she is twelve years older.


The current record holder, according to Guinness World Records, is American dwarf Lowell Deforest Mason, who was 74 years old as of February this year.

No Progress For Nigeria Until An Igbo Man Becomes President – Orji Kalu

Former Abia State governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu has been telling all who care to listen that it is time a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction emerged. 

Again, Kalu has passionately reiterated that for the country to make meaningful progress, an Igbo man should be elected as president at the 2015 polls. He stated this even as he dispelled insinuation that he scuttled Dr. Alex Ekwueme’s presidential ambition in 1999.

Kalu, who is the founder of Njiko Igbo, a socio-political group committed to the advancement of  Igbo interests in the country, stated this yesterday while speaking as guest on “Platform”, a Radio Nigeria political programme. He said the need for a president of Igbo extraction had become imperative because apart from the South-East, all other zones of the country had opportunity of producing a president.

LASG: 107 Killed In Two Years From Okada Accidents

In a bid to convince people of the necessity of the Okada ban on some Lagos roads, the Lagos State Government has said no fewer than 619 people were either killed or seriously injured in commercial motorcycle accidents across the state in the last two years.
Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello, said in a statement that records from the Planning and Research Department of LASTMA showed that out of the number, 107 people died while 512 sustained serious injuries as a result of the accidents.
“Details of the accidents between January 2011 and October 2012 further revealed that a total of 442 commercial motorcycles, popularly called okada, were involved in accidents across the state during the period out of which 271 occurred in 2011 while 171 occurred in 2012.

FG To Issue 50 Million National ID Cards Free


Director-General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Dr. Chris Onyemenan has promised Nigerians that the Federal Government (FG) will bear the cost of providing the first 50 million national identity cards.
Dr Chris Onyemenan said this while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos. He added that the cards would be issued free to Nigerians to guarantee the success of the project.
“The first 50 million cards would be free as the Federal Government will pay for them. Most of the projects undertaken for the successful management of the national identity scheme are at the implementation stage. We will issue the national identity number (NIN) that would not only be 11 digits but would be randomly generated to safeguard the identities of Nigerians,” he said.
“The government has released N12billion out of N30billion budgeted for NIMC,” he added.

Happy Birthday: Patience Jonathan Turns 55

  First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan being supported by her children, her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, his mum, Mama Eunice Jonathan (2L), to cut her cake during a family get-together to mark the First Lady's 55 birthday at the State House, Abuja
The wife of the Nigerian President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has given thanks and praises to God for sparing her life to witness and mark her birthday.
The First Lady, who turned 55 Thursday and celebrated it in a low key manner inside the presidential Villa, Abuja, said that whatever might have happened to her was God's design for her life.
She, however, appreciated God for the gift of life, thanked her immediate family and Nigerians for praying for her.
President Goodluck Jonathan, after presenting a gift to his wife, described her as a shining star in his life and thanked God for granting her good health.
The event was marked with thanksgiving prayers and presentation of gifts by family, well-wishers and friends.

UPDATE: Aviation Ministry Say Governor Suntai, Five Others Alive [Photos]

Latest gist reaching us says that the Taraba State governor Danbaba Suntai is ALIVE!!

Read Full details below...

The Federal Ministry of Aviation has issued a statement confirming that the Governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai, and the other five passengers aboard the Governor’s private plane that crashed in Yola are alive.
Mr Joe Obi, Special Assistant (Media) to Aviation Minister signed the press release titled “Incident Involving Aircraft, Cessna 208, 5N-BMJ in Yola, Adamawa State.”


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