Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mikel Obi Banned For 3 Matches And Fined £60,000 Over Chelsea-Man Utd Match Incident

                       Ban: John Obi Mikel (right) has been punished after he ran into Mark Clattenburg's (centre) dressing room

Chelsea's John Mikel Obi has been given a three-match ban and fined £60,000 by the Football Association for threatening referee Mark Clattenburg.

Nigerian midfielder Mikel admitted an FA charge following an incident in the match official's changing room at the end of Chelsea's game against Manchester United on 28 October.

In a personal hearing on Thursday the FA's Independent Regulatory Commission accepted that the player had genuinely believed the referee had racially abused him.

"But for that factor the suspension would have been significantly longer," the FA said in a statement.

The FA has investigated the allegation against Clattenburg and found that there was no case for him to answer. 

Unbelievable! Iyanya’s Kukere Breaks Record… Hits 3m Caller Tunes Download


If you were wondering why Iyanya Mbuk is the centre of a tussle between two hot actresses across two countries, now you know – he is a handsome dude no doubt but it goes beyond the looks; he is destined for greatness! That comes with a pile of pay checks as well. 
Which woman doesn’t want a man with a fat and shapeless pocket or a wallet as thick as a dictionary?
The ‘kukere’ singer tweeted the good news that his club banger has hit 3million caller tune downloads. See tweet below:

LeBron James Is The Sportsman of The Year 2012(PHOTOS)


LeBron James is the new 2012 Sportsman of the Year, and he copped his award at a big honoree ceremony in NYC. His fiancee Savannah Brinson was there to celebrate, as well as Jay-Z and wife Beyonce.
LeBron and Savannah made it a celebratory date night while attending the 2012 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award presentation at Espace Wednesday night.


See more pictures After The Cut...

Forbes Most Overpaid Movie Stars of 2012

Forbes Most Overpaid Movie Stars of 2012
Forbes has released its list of Hollywood’s 10 Most Overpaid Actors of 2012, and Eddie Murphy has landed on top of the heap.

The magazine gathered its data by comparing the actors’ salaries for their last three films with Box Office grosses and studio budgets.

Forbes estimates that for every $1 Murphy made for his last three movies (Imagine That, A Thousand Wordsand Meet Dave), the films earned an average of $2.30.

After Murphy comes Katherine Heigl, whose last movie One For the Moneyearned only $37 million for its $40 million budget.

28-Year-Old Woman Commits Suicide In UK Due To Loneliness

A glamorous 28-year-old businesswoman killed herself because she struggled to cope with living alone in Britain with her family dispersed across the world, an inquest heard yesterday [Dec. 5].

Sales manager Sharon Bukokhe, of Levenshulme, Manchester, was a high achiever working for a family planning charity but felt lonely because relatives including her husband lived abroad.
Mrs Bukokhe, who was originally from Kenya, used her laptop to research ways to commit suicide, applied full make up and painted her nails then suffocated herself at her flat in April.

A diary found after her death said:

‘I think that any life is as valid as the next, such that an ending of 25 is as good as 88. I have no real regrets or fears any more, I just feel decisive and justified.’
Mrs Bukokhe, who appeared to friends to be ‘the happiest person in the world’, settled in the UK in 2002 and graduated in design and engineering at Nottingham Trent University, the inquest heard.

K Solo’s Wife Bimbo is Pregnant!

Breaking News: K Solo’s Wife Bimbo is Pregnant

KSolo posted a picture on his instagram page and said “ My Pregy Luv? ABIMBOLAMI“.

KSolo and Bimbo got engaged on October 22nd after his marriage to Kikelomo publicly crashed.

Covenant University Expels Over 200 Students?


The University authorities of Covenant University, Canaanland, Ota in Ogun state, last Saturday expelled over 200 students for varied offences.

A source told a source that trouble started when the Chancellor of the institution,Bishop David Oyedepo visited the school chapel unannounced and noticed that some students were loitering around the chapel, some talking and others were playing while the Vice Chancellor was giving a speech in the school’s chapel.

Our source confirmed that the very strict chancellor was very angry towards the attitude of the students and immediately called on the Dean of Student Affairs, Mr Bassey, for a brief meeting outside the chapel, while other members of staff including the VC joined in the meeting too.

FUNNY PHOTO: Picture of A Divorce Cake


I don't know what to say. The woman pushed the man who fell down from the top of the cake and the man died with his head removed. Quite funny sha.

Photos: Weird! Prisoner Trapped In Wall During Attempted Escape


Rafael Valadao must have under estimated the size of his body when his attempts to escape jail ended in humiliation – when he got stuck in a hole he helped smash in his cell wall.
Firefighters had to free the 16-stone (approx. 102kg) prisoner when his belly stopped him making his break for freedom.
“We Gotcha!” Prison Guards Seem To Be Saying To Prisoner Who Got Stuck In Wall In Failed Prison Break To make matters worse thereby compounding his embarrassment, prison guards stood round laughing as the operation to release him swung into action.
Authorities were last night hunting for a thinner cell-mate who managed to escape first.

3 Kwara Colleges Stopped From Running Degree Programmes

3 Kwara colleges stopped from running degree programmes

The three Kwara State-owned Colleges of Education in Ilorin, Oro and Lafiaji have been ordered to immediately discontinue all degree and outreach courses and focus on training of teachers for basic education level, the purpose for which they were established.

However, the decision would not affect students who had already been admitted and are currently undertaking such courses in the three institutions.

Briefing journalists on Thursday 6 November on decisions reached at the state Executive Council meeting, the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, who lamented that the three colleges had lost focus and bearing, said the enabling laws of the colleges would be reviewed in line with the dynamics of the contemporary world.

Rita Dominic’s “The Meeting” Enjoys Positive Reviews At The Cinemas

Rita Dominics The Meeting enjoys positive reviews at the cinemas

Following a show stopping movie premiere last month,The Meeting is exhibiting its true potential again as a crowd puller drawing remarkable reviews from moviegoers since hitting the cinemas last weekend.

For the cinema audience, it has been sweet romance since the movie hit the cinemas in style, large number of them have been showering accolades on the cast and crew of the popular movie.

Rita Dominics The Meeting enjoys positive reviews at the cinemas

These fans took to the micro-blogging site twitter to express their opinions of @themeetingmovie.
Some of the comments:

Chude Jideonwo, a Lawyer and Communications Entrepreneur at the popular youth website,Ynaija ‘’Just finished watching

See Students Taking Exams In A Nigerian School: What A Shame!!


It is indeed a national disgrace to the acclaimed Giant of Africa that something like this is still happening in this 21st century in our country, yet Mr President and his co-travelers are comfortable to waste a whooping N2.2bn to build a new banquet hall, while the existing banquet hall gets huge allocations for renovation every year in the budget.

The above photo captures students of Ajuwon High School, Akute, Ogun State, South-West Nigeria, taking exams in a regular secondary school class room in Nigeria.

Photo credit: Deji Kolawole

I Was in Mortuary for 7 Days but Came Out Alive –Envangelist Lazarus


He was murdered. After about seven days of inquiry into his ‘death’ and sundry issues, his relatives went to the mortuary with a coffin to take his body but were shocked to find him alive.

Lazarus Oluwafemi Agbolahan Makinde, now an evangelist, tells Sam Nwaoko his story.

To hear him, especially through the telephone receiver, you must be determined and very patient. The first time this reporter called him, the impression that initially came through as the voice was barely audible, was that he must have been tired out or had some ailment. It was indeed difficult deciphering the near whisper.

Celebrity Birthday: Beyonce Buys Jay-Z $5million Wrist Watch For His Birthday


Jay-Z celebrated his 43rd birthday, and rumor has it that Beyonce bought her husband the most expensive Hublot watch known to man – the “Big Bang”.

The diamond-encrusted watch costs a reported $5 Million and has 1,282 diamonds in total!!

CAF Announces Final Three Candidates For African Footballer Of The Year 2012

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has announced the top three contenders for this year’s African Footballer of the Year.
The final three are: The current holder of the award, Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba and Alex Song.
The candidates were unveiled on Wednesday, after the football body, removed Ghana’s Andre Ayew and Demba Ba from Senegal, from the penultimate list of five players.
African Footballer of the Year Top Three in alphabetical order
Didier Drogba (Cote D’Ivoire, Shanghai Shenhua)
Alexander Song (Cameroon, Barcelona)
Yaya Toure (Cote D’Ivoire, Manchester City)
African Player of the year – Based in Africa Top Three in alphabetical order
Mohamed Aboutreika (Egypt, Al Ahly)
Rainford Kalaba (Zambia, TP Mazembe)
Stoppila Sunzu (Zambia, TP Mazembe)
The winner will be announced on December 20 at the Awards Gala in Accra, Ghana.

“Messi’s Injury Is A Minor Knock” – Tito Vilanova

Barcelona manager, Tito Vilanova, has moved to allay fear over the injury Lionel Messi picked up last night, in their final Champions League group games against Benfica.

The Argentine forward, was taken to the hospital, where a series of tests were carried out and they revealed the 25-year-old sustained a contusion on his left knee.
“It looks like it’s just a knock but they will be doing more tests to rule out other possibilities,” Vilanova told reporters.

“Messi was a bit worried initially, which is normal when you don’t know what it is. After the first tests by the doctors, he was calm, though.”

Vilanova also insisted that he did not regret sending on Messi, for the last 30 minutes of the game, as he tries to break Gerd Muller’s record of goals scored in a year.
“We talked about the possibility of him playing for 30 minutes. He’s a player who likes to play. It was part of his physical training program,” the head coach continued.

“We should not take him off every time we’re leading 3-0 lest he picks up an injury. We’ve never behaved this way. If I had to repeat the game, I’d make the same decision seeing as he can get injured at any moment.”

Barcelona’s next game is on Sunday against Real Betis.

Pictures From BankyW Yes/no Video Shoot

EME Records Boss Banky W is on set to shoot his comeback video “Yes/No” produced by Cobhmas. He is currently shooting the visual which is set in his old school, Home Science Association Secondary School.



PHOTO: See Davido Watching Channel O As A 7-Year Old.


Today may not look all rosy and glamorous but with your dreams and aspiration coupled with hardwork and dedication, you can get to the top.

Who ever imagined that the 7-year old David Adeleke, who is in the picture above with a Channel O TV footage as background, will in a space of 13 years, be the one to be viewed all over the continent and parts of the world on the same Channel O he was watching as a kid? Not only that, he puts the icing on the cake by winning the Channel O Best Newcomer 2012 Award. Can you beat that?

If Davido could do it, then I say, why can’t you? Have a beautiful Thursday.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Genevieve Nnaji Childhood Photo, When She Was 2 Years Old.

genevieve nnaji child picture
Nollywood Super Star Genevieve Nnaji who turned 33 this year in May recently put up a photo of herself when she was just two years old,with a tag #catchphrasesBack in 1981 # on the photo as she posted it on her Instagram .

Obama Tops World's Most Powerful People in 2012 Plus Full List - Forbes

This list was released by Forbes Magazine.
1. Barack Obama
President, United States of America
Age: 51
The decisive winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election on all counts: Obama took the popular vote, the electoral college and 7 out of 7 toss-up states. Now he gets 4 more years to push his agenda past weakened congressional Republicans. Still, he faces major challenges, including an unresolved budget crisis, stubbornly high unemployment and renewed unrest in the Middle East. But Obama remains the commander in chief of the world’s greatest military and head of the sole economic and cultural superpower—literally the leader of the free world.
2. Angela Merkel
Chancellor, Germany
Age: 58
The world’s most powerful woman is the backbone of the 27-member European Union and carries the fate of the euro on her shoulders. Merkel’s hard-line austerity prescription for easing the European debt crisis has

Man Smuggles Snake On Plane, Forces Emergency Landing

Ninety passengers aboard an Egypt Air flight from Cairo to Kuwait could have used actor Samuel L. Jackson this week after a snake reportedly bit a Jordanian man who smuggled the reptile onboard.
Jackson’s character in the movie “Snakes on a Plane” tries to figure out how to save the aircraft after crates of hyped-up serpents started killing the cast.
There wasn’t quite that kind of drama on Monday, but the incident forced the pilot to make an emergency landing in the Egyptian resort town of Al Ghardaqa on the Red Sea, according to The Jordan Times.
An Egypt Air official told the paper an investigation revealed that the 48-year-old passenger, who owns a reptile shop in Kuwait, had hidden the Egyptian cobra in a carry-on bag. The passenger was trying to control the snake after it bit his hand and started slithering under the seats.

PHOTO: Karen Igho At The 2012 FAB Awards


What do you think about her dress?

OKADA BAN: Sex Workers in Lagos Lament Low Patronage


It appears that the  commercial sex workers are the worst hit by the effects of the partial ban on the activities of commercial motorcycle riders in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria 

The commercial sex workers, most of whom operate in brothels, say their biggest customers are the okada riders, but that since the ban on their activities, their businesses have crumbled.

In some of the brothels visited around the state by our correspondent, many of the prostitutes were often seen idling away in the evenings when they are supposed to be in their peak period.

Many of them say they are now forced to move to the streets at night in desperate search for patrons instead of staying within the brothels for the customers.

'We Were Promised 72 Virgins In Paradise' - Suleja/Madalla Bombing Suspects


An Army Officer told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday that four suspects of the Suleja bombing were promised 72 virgins each as incentives.

The officer, whose name was not given for security reasons, was testifying in the case filed by the State Security Service against the six accused Suleja/Madalla bomb attack.

He said in his evidence-in-chief that the information was contained in a cell-phone confiscated from the suspects at the point of their arrest in Gumel Junction, Kachia in Kaduna State.
The witness explained that a total of four mobile phones were ceased from the suspects. According to him, one of the mobile phones carried the promise of incentives and the secret code to arrange and detonate an explosive.

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees


The Grammy Awards nominations were announced live Wednesday night by the Recording Academy. Here are the contenders in key races:
Album of the year
El Camino, The Black Keys
Some Nights, fun.
Babel, Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss, Jack White

Record of the year
Lonely Boy, The Black Keys
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You), Kelly Clarkson
We Are Young, fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

Mom Beats Son To Death, Burns His Corpse For Failing To Memorize The Quran

Yaseen Ali… beaten to death
 A British jury on Wednesday found a mother who beat her seven-year-old son to death for failing to learn the Quran by heart guilty of murdering him and burning his body to hide the evidence.

33-year-old Sara Ege, a mathematics graduate from India, treated her son Yaseen Ali like a “dog”, beating him with a stick when he failed to memorise religious texts, Cardiff Crown Court in Wales heard.
Yaseen died in July 2010. It was initially thought that he had been killed in a fire at the family home in Pontcanna, Cardiff, but tests later revealed that he was dead before the blaze began.
Ege denied killing her son, but blamed her husband instead. Yousef Ege, 38, was later cleared of failing to prevent the death of his son.

A Female Youth Corps Member Fights Her Employer For Alleged Assault Metted On Her


A female National Youth Service Corps member has taken the fight to her employer for allegedly assaulting her and plagiarising her work.

Mary Agbo, 28 has waited for over a month for the first signs of justice for an wrong she says no woman should ever have to face – violence against women in the workplace.

On August 1, 2012, Agbo began her NYSC primary duty with the Garki Gazette, an Abuja-based weekly lifestyle and events publication, located within the premises of Eddy-Vic Hotels on Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki II, Abuja. By August 17, Emmanuel Abanah, the magazine’s publisher and owner of Eddy-Vic Hotels confirmed her as the Editor of the publication “having satisfied preliminary conditions for the job”, he wrote in her letter of engagement.

But on November 1, she filed a complaint at the Garki Police station against Abanah, 35, for allegedly assaulting her after she requested a Performance Certificate, the necessary documentation corps members must obtain from their employers monthly, and mandatorily submit to the NYSC to be entitled to their government allowance. She reported the assault to the NYSC on the same day and asked to be reposted from Garki Gazette citing fear for her life and an unsafe work conditions.

“He slapped me and pushed me, I hit my ear hard on an iron fence by his garden. He started dragging my top (white NYSC vest) and my breast came out,” Agbo told the Police. “He brought out his hand again and slapped me. He called his manager and assistant to send me out of the premises which they did”.

Delta Governor, Nollywood Mourn Enebeli Elebuwa

Late Enebeli Elebuwa
  Veteran Nollywood actor Enebeli Elebuwa, who has been suffering from stroke for many months now, is dead. He died in a New Delhi, India hospital on Tuesday night.

His death was confirmed by National Secretary of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Abubakar Yakub.
The late actor hails from Upkane in Otagunu Local Government, Delta State. He lost his dad at a tender age and moved to Lagos to seek greener pastures.
He started acting in 1967 and the first soap opera he did was Mirror in the Sun. He also featured as a police officer in the Village Headmaster, which was the most popular soap opera back then. His first film which was on celluloid, ‘Dinner with the Devil’ produced by Sanya Dosumu, was in 1974.
He joined the movie industry fully in 1994. Formerly a producer/director in National Television Authority (NTA), he has been in the movie industry for over 30 years. He is married with four kids.

World's Oldest Person, Besse Cooper, Dies at Age 116

                            FILE - In this March 10, 2011 file photo, Besse Cooper, 114, right, receives a kiss from her grandson Paul Cooper, 42, during a ceremony in which Guinness World Records recognizes her as the word's oldest living person, at the nursing home where she lives in Monroe, Ga. Besse Cooper, the woman who was listed as the world's oldest person has died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in a Georgia nursing home at age 116, according to her son Sidney Cooper. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person died Tuesday in a Georgia nursing home at age 116.
Besse Cooper died peacefully Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, according to her son Sidney Cooper. Monroe is about 45 miles east of Atlanta.
Cooper said his mother had been ill recently with a stomach virus, then felt better on Monday. On Tuesday he said she had her hair set and watched a Christmas video, but later had trouble breathing. She was put on oxygen in her room and died there about 2 p.m., Cooper said.

Prostitutes Hike Price, Plan To Hold End Of The Year ‘Free Sex’ Promo In Lagos


The yuletide season is here again and everybody is doing everything best to make it memorable. For commercial sex workers, popularly known as prostitutes, it is time to use what they have to get what they want.

Just as prices of goods and services have gone up, the legion of women in the bed-to-wealth business have also hiked the price of their services.
Prostitutes, especially those who are resident in brothels have doubled their charges.
This was revealed when a source visited some selected brothels in the commercial city of Lagos. While some new comers in the business are lamenting that people no longer patronize them because of the new hike in price, others are of the opinion that it was a welcome development, stressing that it is not a threat to them.