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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mo Abudu Set To Launch Own TV Channel “Ebonylife”

Mo Abudu

Celebrity show biz personnel and hostess of “Moments With Mo”, Mo’ Abudu is set to dazzle the continent of Africa with the announcement of her own cable channel, ”EbonyLife” to be broadcast live on DSTV in several African countries.

GistNaija  authoritatively gathered from reliable source that the project which is to be funded by Abudu herself, along with other investors we could not immediately confirm.

Sources say the crew is currently being handpicked, following the acquisition of equipment, and the signing of a landmark JV and concession agreement with Tinapa, in Cross Rivers state.

One source told us the media entrepreneur ‘has paid a huge amount to DSTV’ to acquire a channel, and that the Channel distribution deal was reportedly signed with Multichoice in South Africa.

Gunmen Raid Female Hostel of Paul University in Anambra, Nigeria .

Female hostel of Paul University, Awka in Anambra
Report has it that gunmen had on Wednesday raided the female hostel of Paul University, Awka in Anambra state, eastern Nigeria and dispossessed the students of their cash and various items, including mobile phones.

A witness said the armed gang carried out the operation for several minutes unchallenged.

The Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr Ikechukwu Abana, who confirmed the incident, said the hoodlums came in the night and attacked the female hostel.


Chelsea Crashes Out, Manchester and Celtic Qualify, Messi Sustains Injury.

          CL - Chelsea v FC Nordsjaelland, Fernando Torres  

Fernando Torres scored twice, as Chelsea defeated Nordsjaelland 6-1 at Stamford Bridge, but it was not enough for the reigning champions, as Juventus’ 1-0 victory over Shahktar Donetsk, means they drop into the Europa League.
Although Manchester United lost their second game in a row, 0-1 at home to CFR Cluj, it was irrelevant, as they had qualified after their fourth game.
Celtic squeezed into the knockout stages, courtesy of a 2-1 win at home to Spartak Moscow, while Barcelona drew 0-0 with Benfica at the Nou Camp.
In other games, Bayern Munich defeated BATE 4-1, Braga lost 1-2 at home to Galatasaray while Valencia beat Lille 1-0 away.
• Group A: PSG, Porto
• Group B: Schalke, Arsenal
• Group C: Malaga, AC Milan
• Group D: Dortmund, Real Madrid
• Group E: Juventus, Shakhtar Donetsk
• Group F: Bayern Munich, Valencia
• Group G: Barcelona, Celtic
 Group H: Manchester United, Galatasaray                   

World's Tallest Woman Dies In China At Age 39


The world's tallest woman has died in eastern China. She was 39.

Chinese state media say Yao Defen died on Nov. 13 at her home in China's eastern province of Anhui.

Guinness World Records in January 2010 had certified her as the world's tallest living woman at 7 feet and 7 inches (233.3 centimeters).

The local Xin'an Evening News did not give the cause of death but said in a report that Yao suffered from gigantism, with a tumor on her pituitary gland disrupting her levels of growth hormone. A government official in her county who gave only his surname, Liu, confirmed Yao's death on Wednesday.

The Xin'an newspaper said Yao learned to play basketball when young, and that she was 6 feet and 7 inches (200 centimeters) tall by the age of 15.

In a Chinese-language video from three years ago, Yao expressed anguish at her unusual height. "I am very unhappy. Why am I this tall?" she said from her bed. "If I were not this tall, others would not look at me like this."


Halimat Aitsegame Emerges Winner Of Next Movie Star 2012


Halimat Aitsegame has been declared as the winner of the 8th edition of the reality TV show, Next Movie Star.
The 22-year-old actress, was unanimously voted by the judges ‘based on the effort she put into her stay in the 30-day reality show’, according to a statement released by the producers of the show.
Sola Fajobi, the executive producer, also confirmed that Aitsegame will get the car and movie contracts that she was promised.
In its eight years, the Next Movie Star has produced popular names like Uti Nwachukwu, Tonto Dike, Annie Macaulay, Kevin Chuwang Pam, Karen Igho, etc.
Congrats Halimat!!!

“Punish Reuben Abati for professional misconduct” – Group tells Nigerian Guild of Editors


The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has asked the Nigerian Guild of Editors to discipline the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati, for breaching the ethics of journalism.
A petition signed by the group’s leader, Olarewaju Suraju, noted that Abati had breached the “factual, accurate balance and fair reporting” which it says “is the ultimate objective of good journalism.”
Below is a full text of the press release:
Dear Sir,
Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) is a coalition of over hundred and fifty Anti- corruption organizations whose primary aim is to constructively combat corruption vigorously and to ensure

Mikel Obi Signs New 5-Year Contract With Chelsea

Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi, has penned a new deal with Chelsea, that will see him stay at Stamford Bridge till 2017.
An official club statement read: “Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce John Mikel Obi has signed a new five-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2017.
“The midfielder has been a first-team regular since arriving as a 19-year-old in the summer of 2006.
“Mikel made his debut that August, and has gone on to make 261 appearances, 213 as a starter. In that time he has scored twice.”
The 25-year-old expressed his delight, at extending his stay at the London club.

Thierry Henry Agrees To Join Arsenal For A Third Spell

Thierry Henry has agreed in principle to make a sensational return to Arsenal for a third spell in January, can reveal. The club are aiming for their all-time leading goalscorer to begin his second loan in consecutive seasons on January 1.
Henry has told Arsenal that he wants to return to the Emirates Stadium and the Londoners are now thrashing out an agreement with his club, New York Red Bulls, on the terms of the deal. The key sticking point is the length of the loan, with Arsene Wenger keen to have the 35-year-old for as long as possible.
The MLS club have given the go-ahead for Henry to join for a similar six-week period to last season but they are reluctant for the Frenchman to be allowed an extension to his stay much beyond mid-February.
Henry is due back in New York to honour the final year of his contract with the Red Bulls, where the season runs from March to November.

"Face Your Book and Not Facebook", VC Tells Students.

Prof. Olusola Oyewole, Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has advised students to stop wasting their time on social networks, especially  facebook at the expense of their studies.
The VC disclosed this through the former Head of Department of General Studies and Communication, Prof. Bolanle Akeredolu-Ale, at a seminar tagged: Role Modeling Lecture for the Girl-Child, organised by a Ph.D student and 2010 Award Fellow, Mrs. Bolanle Ogunlolu-Akinyemi, Oyewole and sponsored by African Women in Agricultural Research and Development.
He said, “Facebook and other social networks are good, but I will advise you to leave Facebook and face your studies.”

PHOTO: See The Cute Sons of Tuface Idibia, Nino And Zion.

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These are Tuface's adorable sons, Nino and Zion. This picture was tweeted by mummy Adesumbo

Yvonne Nelson Breaks Up With Iyanya For Alleged Rumours That He is Dating Tonto.

Few months after coming out to express love for each other, Yvonne and Iyanya have now broken up. Yvonne broke up with Iyanya after hearing that he is dating Tonto Dike.

Read their tweets below:


Nollywood Comedian, Victor Osuagwu, Set To Wed Longtime Partner Of 13 Years


Victor Osuagwu and Roseline have been together for 13 years and have four children together but they didn’t really officially get married, though he paid her dowry a while back, and rumours are that there might have been a court wedding.

They’ve decided to make their union official, as they will be getting married this Saturday December 8th (white and traditional wedding) in the bride’s home in Choba, Port Harcourt.
The wedding will hold at St.Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Diobu, Port Harcourt, while the reception party would hold at UPE primary school field, Choba, Rivers State. Congrats to them.

ACN Leader Attacked With Pure-Water Sachets In Ondo


The party organised by, Rotimi Akeredolu, the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in the last governorship election in Ondo State to thank members of the party was almost marred by violence as aggrieved members attacked the Director of Planning and Mobilization of the party, Tayo Alasoadura.

Mr. Alasoadura narrowly escaped being lynched by irate party members over allegations that he collected but refused to distribute money and other gift-items, collected from the leadership of the party, meant for the members for the October 20 governorship election. The ACN members had converged at the party secretariat along Ilesha road, Akure, to witness the thank you party organized by Mr. Akeredolu. 

25-Year-Old Student Stripped Naked For Sleeping With Married Man


There was drama in Chitungwiza on Monday morning when a married man was caught with a lover after taking advantage of his wife's one night absence.

Leonard Gandari's wife had gone to Banket where she was attending a funeral and Leonard deemed that as a golden opportunity to 'import' a 'prostitute' into their matrimonial house in Zengeza 4, in the presence of his wife's siblings.

The lover was identified as Memory Mupindu (25) and she was stripped by angry neighbours after the couple overslept and Leonard was late to 'deport' his catch before co-tenants and his wife's siblings had woken up.

BREAKING NEWS: Nollywood Actor Enebeli Elebuwa Is Dead!


Nollywood veteran actor, Enebeli Elebuwa is dead. The actor, as we learnt, died last night at an Indian hospital.
The iconic actor was flown to India few months ago after battling with a reported partial stroke.
See More Details Later...

Switzerland Returns $700M Stolen By Abacha Back To Nigeria


Nearly 15 years after the death of General Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s former military ruler, the Swiss Government has said that it has so far returned to Nigeria the sum of $700 million stolen by the late dictator and deposited in several Swiss banks.

The Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Hans-Rudolf Hodel, announced the figure at a media briefing in Abuja, yesterday.

Hodel also hinted that his country had begun proceedings in Geneva against one of Abacha’s sons -Abba, for allegedly sponsoring a criminal organization but did not give further details.

Nigeria Now 35th Most Corrupt In The World -Transparency Int’l Report

The much talked about fight against corruption by the federal government may not have started yielding the desired result as Nigeria is ranked the 35th most corrupt country in the world, according to a 2012 report by Transparency International on global corruption.

The report released at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nigeria scored 27 out of a maximum 100 marks to clinch the 139th position out of the 176 countries surveyed for the report. It shared that position with Azerbaijan, Kenya, Nepal and Pakistan. Countries such as Togo, Mali, Niger and Benin fared better t
han Nigeria.

It will be recalled that Nigeria placed 143rd in the 2011 ranking, making it the 37th most corrupt country. However, when compared with this year’s result, It is difficult to say whether Nigeria has recorded any improvement because 182, six more than this year’s, were ranked in 2011.

According to the report, this year’s index ranks 176 countries/territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The index draws on 13 surveys covering expert assessments and surveys of businesspeople.

The Corruption Perceptions Index is the leading indicator of public sector corruption, offering a yearly snapshot of the relative degree of the corruption problem by ranking countries from all over the globe.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Champions League: Man City Out, Arsenal and Milan Lose, But Madrid Win

        UEFA Champions League, Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City, Julian Schieber
Manchester City failed to secure a place in the Europa League as a 1-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund saw them finish at the foot of Group D.
Dortmund’s win meant Real Madrid could only finish second in Group D, regardless of their 4-1 victory over Ajax at the Bernabeu.
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Callejon (2) and Kaka eased some of the negative tension currently surrounding Jose Mourinho, whose side are well off the pace in La Liga.
Madrid were fast into their stride on home soil, with Karim Benzema finding the net after six minutes, only to see his effort chalked off for offside following good work between Ronaldo and Kaka. Moments later Ajax enjoyed another let-off when Fabio Coentrao hit a post from Luka Modric’s pass.

Chelsea Buys Brazilian Defender Wallace


Chelsea have completed the £5million signing of Brazilian defender Wallace with the 18-year-old set to join the Stamford Bridge club at the end of the season.
Sportsmail revealed the European champions had been in discussions over a deal for the 18-year-old since March.
The attacking right back made his senior debut for Fluminense this season and has made 18 appearances for the first team and helped them lift the Brazilian league championship, the Rio State League and the Guanabara Cup.

Photos – Hot Pictures of Nollywood Actress, Beverly Naya

Beverly Naya is a rising Nollywood actress. She first appeared in a small role in the 2010 movie, Guilty Pleasures. She then went on to star as lead in the movie, Home in Exile, which was directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen. 

Beverly Naya is currently shooting Lotanna, a new movie, which also stars Chris Attoh, Iretiola Doyle, Bimbo Manuel, Jide Kosoko and Chris Okagbue.Beverly Naya recently had a photo shoot with Korede Olabanji.

See some of her photos below:


More Photos After The cut...

Late Jonathan’s Brother, To Be Buried On Saturday .


President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja for Bayelsa State on Thursday to participate in the burial ceremonies of his younger brother, Meni Innocent Jonathan who passed away on Tuesday 20 November 2012

According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, President Jonathan’s brother is to be laid to rest on Saturday, 8 December 2012 at his hometown, Otuoke, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The statement said “his remains will be conveyed from Abuja to Otuoke on Friday, December 7, 2012 and will be received by the Otuoke Council of Chiefs at the Otuoke Community Hall at 2.30pm on the same day.

“There will be a Service of Songs for him at the Dame Patience Jonathan Square, Otuoke at 6pm that evening while a commendation service will be held at the St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Otuoke at 10 am on Saturday.

“He will be interred after the commendation service.”

42-Year-Old Teacher Has Unprotected Sex With 5 Underage Students By Luring Them With Naked Pictures and KFC

                                        Jailed: Emma Webb had sex with teenage pupils during their free periods at the school and her home

A teaching assistant had unprotected sex with five teenage boys in her care and sent them pictures of herself playing with sex toys.

Married Emma Webb, 42, performed sex acts on the pupils - aged 15 to 17 - during free period and detention at the Berkshire school.

She groomed them by taking them out for meals at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and giving them lifts to school, Reading Crown Court heard.

The supply teacher and mentor, who admitted a total of 30 charges relating to the offences involving five boys at the secondary school, even joked with one boy about having his baby.

11-Year-Old Boy Suffers Burns To His Legs After a BlackBerry EXPLODED and Set Fire To His Bed

Frantic: Kian's terrified mother Sarah put out the flames, lifted her son out of the bed and put him in the bath
An 11-year-old boy suffered agonising burns to his legs when a BlackBerry mobile exploded and set fire to his bed.

Kian McCreath, of Holbrooks, Coventry, woke up screaming with melted plastic stuck to his legs after his brother’s phone burst into flames in their shared bedroom.
The schoolboy's mother Sarah, 39, doused the burning duvet and mattress and put her son into the bath before he was taken to University Hospital.

                    Kian with the phone that exploded

Globacom Chairman, Otunba Mike Adenuga, Donates N534m To Bayelsa Relief Fund


Globacom Chairman, Otunba Mike Adenuga GCON, earlier today, donated the sum of $3.4m (N533,800,000) to the Bayelsa Flood Relief Fund. The donation was disclosed by Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson in a press release made available to newsmen in the state capital of Yenagoa.

According to gist gathered from the statement, Adenuga made the handsome donation when the state governor, Seriake Dickson, led a delegation to visit the business mogul in his Abuja residence on Monday.

Music Producer, Dr. Frabz Robbed, His Car's Windscreen Smashed

Damaged Car of Dr Frabz

Award winning producer/singer, Ayo Faboro, who is well known as Dr Frabz, is dismayed as he was robbed today of two laptops and had his car’s windshield smashed.
According to him, “Dis period I’ve had so much bad luck!:’( I was robbed dis morning:( 2 laptops r gone!:’( window smashed:’( in lekki phs 1,my bag:]I’m so handicapped!

Pusha T, Idris Elba, Big Sean, K-Switch To Perform In D'Banj's Koko Concert 2012

The end of the year concerts are lining up already. And Nigerians will have one more event to look forward to, as the Kokomaster D’Banj, has announced a very interesting line up for the Koko Concert 2012.
It will be hosted by Idris Elba, with performances from Big Sean and Pusha-T, who are his label mates on G.O.O.D Music and of course, his brother, K-Switch, who is signed to his DB Records.
There is a lot of talk already, as to why Kanye West, will not feature in the concert which will take place on December 27. But it remains to be seen if it’s a surprise under wraps for now.
Ticket information will be available soon.

Revealed: Arsene Wenger Met With PSG Owners Last Week


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has met with the owners of Paris St Germain, a French newspaper has reported.
The oil-rich French side are preparing to sack former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti after a poor run of form that has seen them slip into fourth place in Ligue 1 and, according to reports in France, a meeting took place between the Qatari owners and Frenchman Wenger.
In part 2 of its series ‘PSG On The Hunt’, Le Parisien report that a meeting took place at the Hotel Monceau late last week between representatives of PSG owner Sheik Hamad-Al-Thani and Wenger. However, they say Wenger has long standing links with the Sheikh and also acts as an adviser to the Al Jazeera television channel.
The French paper also reports that Jose Mourinho remains PSG’s No 1 target, but Arsenal have slipped to tenth in the Barclays Premier League and potential suitors may be tempted to try and lure Wenger away. He has previously turned down many jobs, including Real Madrid to stay loyal to Arsenal.
PSG are also looking towards Pep Guardiola as they consider their next move. They are unhappy with Ancelotti’s progress, despite having star players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Wenger was previously offered a job in Paris is 2011, but PSG have continued to emerge as major players since then.

Source: UK Mail

PHOTOS: 25-Year-Old Carine Felizardo Wins Brazil's Miss Bum Bum 2012


The eyes of the world are on Carine Felizardo these days -- but not her very pretty face.
Felizardo, a curvy Jessica Simpson-lookalike from the Brazilian state of Para, has just be crowned Miss Bum Bum, a title that rewards her for having the country's sexiest female posterior.
“I am overwhelmed, very, very happy,” the  25-year-old "booty queen" said tearfully upon receiving the coveted honor, according to “I would like to thank those who voted for me, those who believed in me, my family, my friends.”
Felizardo's bottom rose to the top on Friday after a jury of six women and five men examined the tushes of 15 finalists in a Sao Paulo hotel.




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Pope Gets 370,000 Twitter Followers in 24 Hours

                              Pope gets 370,000 Twitter followers in 24 hours  (Source: Reuters)

Even though he has not sent a single tweet yet, Pope Benedict had some 370,000 followers on Twitter today, a mere 24 hours after the Vatican unveiled his handle: @pontifex.
They included people ranging from simple Roman Catholic faithful to a Jewish head of state.
"Your holiness, welcome to Twitter. Our relations with the Vatican are at their best and can form a basis to further peace everywhere," tweeted Israeli President Shimon Peres, who at 89 is four years older than Benedict.
The Vatican said on Monday that Benedict will start tweeting on mostly spiritual topics from December 12.

Chris Brown Returns To Twitter, Posts Pictures of Rihanna.

         chris brown rihanna
Chris Brown has reactivated his Twitter account and shared a provocative photo of Rihanna on Instagram after he deleted his account following a controversial attack on a comedian.
Last week, Brown got into a heated and vulgar Twitter feud with comedian and TV producer Jenny Johnson, who has previously made fun of the R&B singer. After the fight, Brown deleted his Twitter account, only to reactivate it on Sunday.

Okorocha Proposes N195.74 Billion Budget for 2013


Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo on Monday presented a N195.74 billion budget for the 2013 fiscal year before the state's House of Assembly.

The budget is made up of N63.56 billion (32.47 per cent) recurrent expenditure and N132. 18 billion (67.53 per cent) capital expenditure.

Presenting the budget christened ``Rescue Budget II'', Okorocha said that the proposal would be financed through the projected recurrent revenue of N93.88 billion and capital receipts of N101.85 billion.

Fabulous Model Bunmi Ademokoya Wins FAB Model of the Year Award


Exactly one week after she was given a recognition award, a car and 3,000 dollars,Isis Models top striker,Miss Bunmi Ademokoya has been decorated with yet another recognition award. This time, Bunmi won the Model of the year 2012 at FAB Award in Lagos. Accompanied by the founder of Isis Model,Mrs Joan Okorodudu, Bunmi received her award with so much excitement and great compliments from most people at the classy event.

Sources at the event disclosed that they are not surprised that Bunmi got the award because her portfolio is amazing. Bunmi hails from Ilesa ,Osun State.She joined Isis Models at the age of 18 when she took part in the Nigerian Next Supermodel.

Five years down the lane,Bunmi has featured in major fashion shows accross the globe. Bunmi has featured at various fashion weeks in Nigeria, Paris, Milan, London,US,South Africa,India and other places. Now 23, Bunmi remain on top of her game as the pride of Nigeria when it comes to modelling and fashion .

Mother Removed The Head of Her 2-Year-Old Son, Stored It In Freezer, After Smoking Marijuana

Toxicology tests show a New Jersey woman who decapitated her 2-year-old son and then killed herself in August had smoked PCP-laced marijuana.

The Camden County Prosecutor’s released the test results Monday showing 34-year-old Chevonne Thomas had used the drug before killing her son and putting his head in a freezer.
The woman had suffered from mental illness and had twice lost custody of her son because of drug use. It was believed from the Aug. 22 tragedy that she was using the drug known as “wet,” which is linked to violence in some users.
The same drug was linked to another horrific crime in Camden weeks later. In that case, authorities say a man broke into a home where he attacked a sleeping girl, then fatally stabbed her 6-year-old brother.

Ojukwu’s Firm Rejects Bianca as Director


A Director of Ojukwu Transport Company Limited has said the wife of the late Biafran leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu-Ojukwu, Bianca, has no place on the directorship or trusteeship of the company.

Director, Mr. Ifeukwu Ojukwu, said on Monday that since OTL was owned by the late Sir Louis Odumegwu-Ojukwu, the late Biafran warlord could not dictate who the trustees or directors of the company should be.
Ojukwu, who was the Ikemba of Nnewi, had directed, in his Will, that Bianca, should replace him as a trustee of OTL.
Ifeukwu said, “Bianca is neither a trustee member nor a Director of OTL and it is good to note that OTL is a different property from the things the late Ikemba Ojukwu had and the directorship cannot be transferred through a Will.”

PHOTOS: Shopping Mall Fire That Created A Bomb Hoax In Abuja

Today, rumours of a bomb explosion at a shopping complex in Lokogoma, a settlement in the Federal Capital Territory, caused panic among residents.
However, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, dismissed the rumour during an interaction with newsmen in Abuja, described the unfortunate incident as false alarm.
Mba said that no case of bomb explosion was reported in or around the FCT, noting that investigations by security operatives had indicated that the incident was a mere fire outbreak.
Another source said The explosion  was traced to a gas leakage caused some people to disseminate information that there was a bomb blast in the area. The bomb hoax triggered panic in Abuja earlier in the day.
Here are some pictures from the site of the inferno:



Silverbird Cinemas Open In Ikeja Shopping Mall!

Silverbird Entertainment, known for its TV channel, Rhythm FM radio station and relaxation gallerias, has opened a cinema – at the weekend – at Ikeja shopping mall.

The move has increased Silverbird cinemas to three in Lagos, following the one at its galleria on Victoria Island, and ozone cinemas around Yaba.

Ikeja shopping mall houses the third Shoprite outlet in Lagos, and Silverbird cinema’s addition extends what Ikeja shopping mall offer to visitors.  The cinema will also be another option to premier Nollywood movies and entertain many during the Christmas and New Year festivity.

This is good news to resident of Ikeja.
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