Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Barack Obama Named Time's Person of the Year 2012

The Time magazine naming Barack Obama as Person of the Year sits at a news stand December 19, 2008 in New York City.   (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama has been named Time’s “Person of the Year” for 2012.

The selection was announced Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show.

The short list for the honor included Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head for advocating for girls’ education.
 It also included Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati.
Obama also received the honor in 2008, when he was President-elect.
Last year, “The Protester” got the honor.

Time’s “Person of the Year” is the person or thing that has most influenced the culture and the news during the past year for good or for ill. In 2010, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg received the honor.

Other previous winners have included Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Bono and President George W. Bush.

PHOTOS: Chika Ike Snaps New Photos

Chika Ike(27-year-old) is truly dazzlying in these new photos.
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Help! Men Can’t Keep Their Eyes Off Me – Ejinne

SHE made her debut in the movie industry in 2001, when she acted alongside the late Sam Loco Efe. Since then, she’s starred in more than twenty other movies.

A Theatre Arts graduate of the University of Port-Harcourt, Ejinne has risen above the waka-pass role she played in 2001 to become one of the most sought-after actress in Nollywood today.

Currently on location in Awka, Anambra Sate where she is part of the cast on new movie production Ejinne took time out to speak on her career.

As an African lady, our men love food so much. So I love to cook. In fact, cooking is my hobby. I love traveling too.

My journey into acting
My passion for acting has been from my childhood days. Then, I noticed that I loved posing for the camera. The first movie I featured in was Oil Village, produced by Sam Onwuka in 2001.

After my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), I also featured in some other movies such as Dirty Secret, Guilty As Sin, Friends In Love, Ofe Owerri Special, Sorrow To Joy, Thanks For Coming, Gallant Babes, Deep Water, Enemies I see, Tomorrow and

“I Dumped Kim Kardashian Because She Lied About The Séx Tape” – Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon has revealed that he dumped Kim Kardashian after she ‘lied’ to him about the existence of her now-infamous séx tape.
Despite calling the reality star ‘one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet’ Nick explained that he couldn’t forgive her for denying the tape existed.
Radio presenter Nick, now happily married to Mariah Carey, briefly dated Kim from September 2006 to January 2007.

Speaking on The Howard Stern Show last week he explained: ‘This was my issue. We talked about this tape…And she told me there was no tape.

‘If she might have been honest with me I might have tried to hold her down and be like “That was before me” because she is a great girl.

‘She’s actually one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. But the fact that she lied and told me that there was no tape?’

Kim made the tape while with then-boyfriend Ray J in 2003. It’s release brought her to a wide audience and directly led to her now-lucrative reality star career.

Nick revealed that he had always suspected that Kim might have had something to do with the tape’s release.

‘And I still think she might have even had a part to play with [its release],’ he said.

It seems unlikely Kim will be too concerned about losing out with Nick, however.

Since their breakup she has gone on to become one of America’s biggest stars, despite her lack of talent.

Nick seems to appreciate this, adding: ‘I think she’s a great businesswoman if you ask me.’

Kim is now happily dating rapper Kanye West.

He certainly doesn’t seem put off by her tape – in fact The Stronger rapper appears to make reference to the reality star’s infamous 2007 tape in his track Clique.

The song – which will feature on his album Cruel Summer – includes the line: ‘Eat breakfast at Gucci. My girl a superstar all from a home movie.’

Her other ex-boyfriends include Gabriel Aubry and Nick Lachey. She is currently locked in a messy divorce with second husband Kris Humphries, after a brief and disastrous marriage.

Kim’s rise to fame saw her introduced her to Hollywood’s socialite scene by her then close friend Paris Hilton.

Paris soon came to regret the move, as she was overshadowed by Kim when her séx tape was leaked, with pórnography company Vivid buying the rights to the video for $1m.

It was particularly galling for Paris, as a similar film featuring her had been leaked in 2003, briefly making her one of the world’s most notorious celebrities.

While Kim has always claimed she was ‘devastated’ by the release of the tape, it certainly made her a star.

It has even been alleged her mother Kris Jenner brokered the deal, with Kim receiving a hefty advance worth between $250,000 and $500,000.

Kim filmed the séx tape when she was 23, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians premiered eight months after its release.

Back in June reports emerged that Kris had allegedly instructed Kim to make the video and even had her re-shoot it because the first take wasn’t ‘pretty enough’.

Kim’s younger sister Khloe was infuriated by the claims and said: ‘That is just disgusting and disturbing, and probably HIS fantasy!’

Man Kills Wife, Burnt Her Naked To Hide Evidence

A man from has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife and burning the body.
The man, Jonathan Manguyana, reportedly killed his wife, Ms Fortune Manyengavana at their house in Romney Park. After the murder, he allegedly dragged her naked body to a nearby bush where he doused it with paraffin before setting it alight in a bid to conceal evidence. The murder happened during the early hours of Monday.

Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Mandlenkosi Moyo confirmed the murder and said investigations were under way.

"We are investigating a suspected case of murder that occurred in Romney Park and one person is assisting the police with investigations. The body was burnt. At the moment, we cannot conclusively tell the cause of her death but preliminary investigations point to a possible domestic dispute," he said.

According to residents, the burnt body was discovered by the couple's neighbour and a report was then made to the police. Manguyana, who was operating an electrical gadget shop at Wephamgate Complex in the city centre and Ms Manyengavana, who was a flea market vendor at Unity Village, are reportedly from Mutare.

Neighbours expressed shock at the murder saying they did not know why Manguyana killed his wife.

"We are really shocked by what happened. It is unfortunate that nobody knows why this man decided to kill his wife. We only saw policemen asking for people who could identify the woman's body which was discovered in a bushy area, which is less than 300 metres from their house," said a neighbour, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Another neighbour said the woman's body was later identified by the couple's maid.

"The body was not completely burnt but it was difficult to recognise the woman. We thought that the man had used petrol to burn the body but their maid who identified the body said the little paraffin that was in the house had gone missing. The body was taken by the police and the man has since been arrested. Their two children have been taken by the man's sister and we do not know where the funeral wake would be held. The owner of the house is in the United Kingdom," she said.

Another neighbour, however, said before the fateful day, she heard Manyengavana asking for forgiveness from her husband after an argument that lasted for about 30 minutes.

One of the now deceased woman's friends, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said she was shocked by her friend's death.

"The two have been having problems for quite sometime. The husband did not trust his wife and when I last saw her on Sunday, she was telling me that her husband had diverted her mobile calls to his mobile phone. I was shocked to receive news on Monday that she was found dead and her body had been burnt beyond recognition," said the friend.

BREAKING NEWS: Tito Vilanova Has Stepped Down As Barcelona Coach Due To Sickness


Coach Tito Vilanova, has stepped down as Barcelona coach after suffering from turmoil growth. But Barcelona have not released the details of the sickness.

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Barcelona have suspended their scheduled media activities for Wednesday amid reports in Spain concerning the health of their coach, Tito Vilanova.

Vilanova, who replaced Pep Guardiola this summer, had a tumor removed from his parotid gland in November 2011 while working as the club's assistant coach. Media reports in Spain suggest the 44-year-old Vilanova has suffered a relapse.

Barca released a press statement on Wednesday morning announcing they had suspended all activities but did not go into details and did not mention Vilanova. The club confirmed a further announcement would be made later in the day.

The statement read: "Barcelona announce that it is has suspended the press conference from president Sandro Rosell planned for midday. As well as that, the media Christmas lunch has been cancelled.
"Later today the club will issue a further release. Until that time we will not make any announcement about this matter. We regret any inconvenience this decision may cause."

Vilanova was Guardiola's assistant during four hugely successful years, winning 13 trophies including two Champions Leagues and three Primera Division titles. He has enjoyed a superb start to his spell in charge, helping Barça establish a nine-point lead at the top of the league after winning 15 of their opening 16 games.

FIFA Latest Rankings: Nigeria Ranked 52nd And 10th In Africa. Brazil Now 18th In The World

The Super Eagles ended 2012 on the FIFA Rankings on a high after moving five steps to finish the year on the 52nd spot in the December edition of the monthly rankings released on Tuesday. The Eagles were ranked 57th in November.

The Eagles had started the year in the 45th position and sixth on the African continent but will now end the year occupying tenth spot in Africa behind the Elephants of Ivory Coast who are the highest ranked African team going into next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Algeria, Mali, Ghana, Zambia, Egypt, Gabon, Tunisia, Central Africa Republic are the other African teams rated above Nigeria in the World rankings.

Meanwhile, World and European Champions, Spain, has completed a full year atop the FIFA rankings, and Brazil has plummeted to No 18.

Imo State Governor, Rochas Gives Workers 2 Weeks Holiday. Announces N10,000 To Each Worker For Xmas Celebrations

Governor Rochas Okorocha has declared 2-week work free day starting from 21st December 2012 till January 7, 2013.

Adressing Imo workers at Owerri City School, Owerri, Gov. Okorocha used the opportunity to review his achievements with particular attention to free education to Imo children from primary school to tertiary level, construction of 305 primary schools in all INEC wards in the state.

Others are Imo College of Advanced Professional Studies (ICAPS), construction of General Hospitals in all the 27 LGAs, construction of one thousand kilometer of roads in the 27 LGAs, construction of 18 floors monumental building and thousand units of buildings in New Owerri.
Gov. Okorocha decried the attitude of contractors who collect money and thereafter abandon the project.

Stressing that from January 2013, that his administration will deal ruthlessly with any contractor who fails to execute his job for which he has collected money. Gov. Okorocha said he will make public the names of all the contractors who fail to carry out their contract project.

The Governor said that his administration from 2013 will embark on the construction of industries to reduce unemployment in the state, as well as complete the land mark projects which include Multi-Purpose Shopping Mall with a cinema hall, Princess hotel Okigwe, prince hotel Orlu, Akachi Tower and Ecumenical Center.

He stated that Owerri will be zoned into nine zones for effective waste management disposal, as first class equipment will be procured to ensure sanity of the city.

Gov Okorocha promised Imo workers that his administration will continue to ensure regular payment of their monthly salary as government has deposited workers three months salary from December 2012 to February 2013.

He announced ten thousand naira to each Imo worker for their Christmas celebrations.
On the issue of security, Owelle Rochas Okorocha assured Imolites of adequate security during the yuletide. Lastly, His Excellency urged Imolites to appreciate his effort by showing understanding and have a change of attitude to spur him to greater performance.

Female Student of Bowen University Expelled For Having Oral Sex

bowen student expelled for oral sex
GistNaija just got the news that a female student of Bowen University was expelled yesterday for having Oral Sex.

The picture was said to have been stolen from the young man’s phone by his friends and it is being spread all over the internet.Shortly after, it reached the VC of Bowen University who in turn took necessary action.
 Is this reason justifiable?

Anelka Has Left Chinese Club Shanghai Shenhua. Drogba May Leave Soon Too

Former French international Nicolas Anelka has cancelled his contract with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua and opened talks on his release, Chinese media say.

 The Shenzhen Business Daily quoted club sources as saying Anelka was expected to leave the club after cancelling his contract.
It said Anelka was most likely to join English team Queens Park Rangers.
The newspaper said the future of Didier Drogba, Anelka’s Shenhua teammate who also played with him at Chelsea, remained uncertain.
But it said Drogba was expected to leave Shenhua soon, with Italian league leaders Juventus a possible destination.
Anelka, 33, arrived in China amid great fanfare one year ago, while Drogba, 34, joined him in June.
The Ivorian Drogba is currently training with Chelsea ahead of his planned participation in Africa Cup of Nations in January

The Top 6 Most Popular Actresses in Nollywood


1) Genevieve Nnaji
The pie chart below shows the top six most popular actresses in Nollywood according to a 2012 survey conducted by NOI Polls to show firsthand the perception of the Nigerian public towards this industry.
Genevieve Nnaji is now the most popular nollywood actress.
See the list below:  
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2) Mercy Johnson
3) Omotola Jalade

4)  Funke Akindele-Almaroof Oloyede.

5) Ini Edo
6) Patience Ozorkwo

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Beautiful Nollywood Actress, Oby Edozie, Has Lost Her Pregnancy

Beautiful Nollywood actress Oby  Edozieh who got married to her fiance, Alex O on the 16th of December year 2011 has just lost her pregnancy.

The hardworking actress and producer was involved in a bizarre husband-snatching scandal weeks before her secret marriage to Alex O in Nigeria last year.

Without doubt, the actress is going through some tough times right now.
Other Nollywood stars who miscarried this year include Funke Akindele and Ini Edo.

GistNaija prays that God comforts you.

PHOTOS: World Premier of the Afro/American Movie "Turning Point " in London

Turning point
UK Celebri-lite, Singer, Curve Ambassador & Philanthropist, Miss-k, attended the World Premier of the Afro/American Movie “Turning Point ” which took place at the O2 Indigo.

Miss-k walked the Red Carpet in her typical glamorous grabbing Fashion wearing a paper dress specially Designed for her by ALC Fashion.

The paparazzi’s lenses just couldn’t get enough of her, photographing her non stop from the Red carpet to the After Party, where the entire Film cast was given the opportunity to sign the dress.

The Hollywood/Nollywood cast included Ernie Hudson, Oge Okoye, Jackie Appiah, Todd Bridges, K.D Aubert, lead actor Igoni Archibong and film Director by Niyi Towolawi.

Miss-k stated :”Their Signature would sure add greater value to the dress, as I intend to have it auctioned for charity in the future.”

I Hope to Remarry Soon – Toni Payne

toni payne I Hope to Remarry Soon – Toni Payne  

Here’s what Toni Payne said about getting married again.

Toni Payne was asked.

Do you hope to remarry?

Toni Payne: Definitely. Everybody knows that about me that I’m definitely trying to remarry. I’m hopelessly romantic, I believe in the institution of marriage. I grew up in a family and my family was very close. I grew up with family morals. I want that for my kids.
I believe my kids should grow up in a home, not a house. Definitely, I do plan on getting married again, one day, very soon, yes, hopefully. If I find the right guy, I would definitely be doing that.

What lessons have you learnt from that botched relationship?
Toni Payne: Now, I’m going to be a little bit more careful. I would watch carefully and instead of just following my heart, I would do so with my brain. When you are younger, you are likely to make mistake, but I have realized that life doesn’t work like that. Now, I would look at the basics.

What do you want? Five, 10 years from now, where do you see yourself ? I would ask all those questions. Anybody that tries to talk to me today, maybe, telling me ‘I love you’ and all that, I will ask the person some questions. If you don’t love me, don’t say that to me. If you are able to answer those posers and your answers tally with mine, then we can go ahead; if not we call it quit.

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At Last, Banks In Lagos Have Stopped N100 Charge On ATM Machines

Banks in Lagos have cancelled the N100 charge on customers' use of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) withdrawal from other banks, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

NAN visit to some banks on Tuesday showed that the banks had since Monday complied with the new trend.
This followed the Bankers Committee's directive that the banks should stop charging N100 with effect from Dec. 17.
Some customers in separate interviews with NAN said that they were happy with the development and expressed the hope that more positive developments would be made in the sector in 2013.
Mr Kunle Adewale, an Information Technology expert and a customer with GTB, said that the development showed that customers would no longer suffer unwarranted banks' charges.
He said that the development had showed that banks customers would get the best service delivery without the regulators forcing the banks to charge customers unnecessarily.
Mr Afolaju Waheed, a customer with Access Bank, said that stoppage of the charges would not reduce the level of profits made by banks."But it will rather reduce the long queues in the banking halls," Waheed said.According to him, the cancellation of N100 charge will help the banks to enjoy more patronage of their ATMs facilities.

Nkiru’s Kidnap: Family Wants Ransome Price of N100m Reduced

Representatives of the family of Nkiru Sylvanus are currently negotiating with the abductors of the actress, and she will be released soon if both parties reach an agreement.

A source, who craved anonymity, told P.M.NEWS this morning that the kidnappers, who initially demanded N100 million ransom, have slashed the asking price, but the family representatives still want a reduction.

“The negotiation is on, and hopefully, Nkiru will be released any moment from now. Both parties just need to reach a compromise now,” the source said.

Secretary General of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Abubakar Yakub, confirmed to our reporter that negotiation is at an advanced stage between Nkiru’s family members and her abductors, but said he doesn’t have details of the negotiation.

“I don’t have an idea of the figure they are negotiating, but I’m sure there is progress, so we expect her to be released soon,” Abubakar said.
Following the kidnap of the actress on Saturday night, members of the AGN, South-East chapter, held a rally in Imo and other neighbouring states yesterday.

The Imo rally, coordinated by Barrister Ezenna Agu, AGN’s Vice President, South-East, was attended by actors based in the south eastern part of the country.
During the rally, the actors peacefully marched to the Imo State Government House and other strategic places to express their sadness over the kidnap of their colleague by unknown gunmen.

Nkiru, who is a Special Assistant on Public Relations to the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, was kidnapped alongside two other persons between Concorde Hotel and Cathedral Road, Owerri.


Professor Wole Soyinka Announced as Winner of Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership

Professor Wole Soyinka has been named winner of the first ever Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership, instituted in honour of the late politician.

The Nobel Laureate was named today by a selection committee headed by former Commonwealth Secretary General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku.

Anyaoku said the committee, “after very careful consideration, came to a unanimous conclusion” that Professor Soyinka deserved the award, amid a large number of nominees.

Anyaoku added that the literary guru has “in various ways demonstrated many of the core values” for which the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo was known.

The award was instituted by the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation to recognise “a Nigerian who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and good governance.”
Soyinka would be presented with the award proper at a ceremony on 6 March, 2013, a date which coincides with the birthday of Chief Awolowo.

—Tokunbo Olajide

Exposed: Jonathan's Minister Acquires 5 Property (Evidence Document Included)

Politicians and political office holders in Nigeria kept getting richer, building mansions and living in affluence, yet they say there is no money to develop the country:
An anti-corruption group led by former House of Representatives member, Dino Melaye, has revealed five properties purchased by the Minister of the Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe.
The choice properties were acquired in the last three years that Mr. Orubebe has been a minister, first under the late President Umaru Yar’Adua and later as one of the most powerful figures in the cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Mr. Melaye’s group revealed that a construction company, SETRACO, built and delivered a brand new mansion to Mr. Orubebe less than six months after the company received a contract to build part of the East-West highway in the Niger Delta region.

Mr. Melaye’s group obtained documents indicating that Mr. Orubebe was the owner of the properties they identified. One of the documents is the certificate of occupancy for Plot 2722, Kyami District in Abuja. The plot contains 1883.63 square meters. Another certificate of occupancy obtained by the group shows that Mr. Orubebe owns Plot 2460 in the notoriously expensive Maitama area of Abuja. In addition, the minister, who is reputed as one of the most corrupt associates of President Jonathan, also owns Plot 1736 in the Guzape area of Abuja. The certificate of occupancy for the plot was issued in 2008. The Minister for the Niger Delta also acquired Plot 2057 in the Asokoro area.

A source at the EFCC disclosed that the commission may take action against the Minister “unless the Presidency specifically orders us to go after him.”

Mr. Orubebe’s land documents are attached below:

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"She Lied To Me About Her Sex Tape" Nick Cannon Reveals Reason Why He Dumped Kim Kardashian

Radio presenter Nick, now happily married to Mariah Carey, briefly dated Kim from September 2006 to January 2007.

Nick Cannon has revealed that he dumped Kim Kardashian after she 'lied' to him about the existence of her now-infamous sex tape.
Despite calling the reality star 'one of the nicest people you'll ever meet' Nick explained that he couldn't forgive her for denying the tape existed.

Speaking on The Howard Stern Show last week he explained:

'This was my issue. We talked about this tape…And she told me there was no tape.

'If she might have been honest with me I might have tried to hold her down and be like "That was before me" because she is a great girl.

'She’s actually one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. But the fact that she lied and told me that there was no tape?'
Nick revealed that he had always suspected that Kim might have had something to do with the tape's release.

'And I still think she might have even had a part to play with [its release],' he said.

Kim made the tape while with then-boyfriend Ray J in 2003. It's release brought her to a wide ausidence and directly led to her now-lucrative reality star career.

It seems unlikely Kim will be too concerned about losing out with Nick, however.

Since their breakup she has gone on to become one of America's biggest stars, despite her lack of talent.

Nick seems to appreciate this, adding: 'I think she's a great businesswoman if you ask me.'

Kim's rise to fame saw her introduced her to Hollywood's socialite scene by her then close friend Paris Hilton.

Paris soon came to regret the move, as she was overshadowed by Kim when her sex tape was leaked, with pornography company Vivid buying the rights to the video for $1m.
It has even been alleged her mother Kris Jenner brokered the deal, with Kim receiving a hefty advance worth between $250,000 and $500,000.

Kim filmed the sex tape when she was 23, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians premiered eight months after its release. 



Bimbo Akintola Joins Kate Henshaw And Desmond Elliot To‘Dance For Life’

Bimbo Akintola

Next week Monday, December 24, 2012, the Nollywood actors will entertain guests at the Dance For Life show with different dance types.

The show which is a brainchild of actress, Monalisa Chinda will go down at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos and will feature choreographed dances from Bailamos dance company as well actors including Desmond Elliot, Kate Henshaw, Segun Arinze, Bimbo Akintola and Bovi.

This is the maiden edition of the show which. According to the organisers, all profits made off the show will be donated to charity.

Donald Trump Wins $5m In Miss Universe Alleged Rigging Case

Donald Trump_Sheena Monnin

Donald Trump has won a $5 million suit against Sheena Monnin, the former Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012 who resigned after publicly alleging that the Miss USA 2012 pageant was rigged.

Monnin competed in June’s Miss USA 2012 contest but resigned from her position as Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012 days after the Miss USA pageant was held, claiming that the Miss Universe Organization, which oversees Miss USA, is ‘fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy’.

She stated that a fellow contestant had seen a list of the names of the top five winners before they were announced and decided to resign when those exact five were named the finalists during the show’s telecast.

But Trump, who runs the Miss Universe Organization, denied Monnin’s claims stating, ‘We’re going to be suing her now because she made a charge and she said that it’s fixed, and now it turns out that it wasn’t fixed she suffers from a thing called loser’s remorse’.

But it just might have been more than that for Monnin as E! reports that she had actually taken issue with the pageant’s policy of admitting transgendered contestants.

‘In an email to state pageant organizers, she cited the Miss Universe Organization’s policy regarding transgendered contestants, implemented two months ago, as the reason for her resignation’, a rep for Miss Universe told E! News. Only then did she start singing the ‘pageant rigging’ tune.

Trump filed an arbitration action for defamation, seeking ‘significant damages’ from Monnin for smearing the organization; with a New York court ruling an award of $5m in damages.

EME Rapper, Skales, At “The Baddest” Concert Rehearsals [PHOTOS]

Fast rising rapper and EME star, Skales had a fun filled day on Saturday, December 15th rehearsing in preparation for the biggest concert of the year “The Baddest”.
Looking dapper in his smart blue jeans and striped Tee Shirt, snapback and Adidas sneakers to match, the young rapper hit the road to prepare for his big performance this Friday.
He took over the dance rehearsals with exciting dance moves as he worked with dance instructors to perfect his steps.
He later moved on to band rehearsals where he had a field day freestyling on different beats by the talented MasterKraft.
The EME concert will hold this Friday, December 21, at Oceanview in VI, Lagos. EME stars, Wizkid and Banky have already started giveaways on Twitter so join the fun.
Check out some of his photos from the performance:

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“Messi Deserved To Win The Ballon d’Or Next Year, Zidane is Motivational”- Zlatan Ibrahimovich

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi, deserves to win the Ballon d’Or next year, despite the fact that he was won it three times in a row already.

Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta are the final three nominees, but the Paris Saint-Germain striker, says the Argentine is a clear favourite.

“Messi is the best player in the world, he deserves the Ballon d’Or,” Ibrahimovic told BeIn Sport.
“I know he’s won it several times but it is deserved. He plays like he’s on PlayStation, it’s unbelievable. People who say otherwise either don’t know anything about football or are just talking nonsense.”

Ibrahimovic also showered encomiums on former Real Madrid midfielder Zinedine Zidane, saying he made players around him look good.
“When Zidane stepped onto the pitch, the 10 other guys just got suddenly better. It is that simple,” the Swede said.

“It was magic. He was a unique player. He was more than good, he came from another planet. His team-mates became like him when he was on the pitch. A player that makes the difference is a player that makes the others better.

“I don’t know if we will see others like him. That’s my mentality. Make the others better. Because if they are better, I too will be better.”

Enugu Commissioner Arrested For Disobeying Lawmakers

Godwin Ogenyi
The Commissioner for Poverty Reduction and Human Development, Enugu State, Mr. Godwin Ogenyi was Tuesday arrested by the police following the directive given by the State House of Assembly for lack of respect for lawmakers.

The Commissioner was earlier ordered to appear before the House in order to explain the efforts the state government is making towards reducing the plights of those affected by the ban on motorcycles (okada) in the state but, he refused to show up.

It was gathered that Ogenyi was sighted within the Assembly less than an hour before the sitting but refused to appear before the lawmakers until they adjourned to Thursday.

Angered by the commissioner’s nonchalant attitude, the House passed a resolution ordering that a warrant of arrest be issued against him and the police was immediately ordered ro get him arrested and be brought to the House during their next deliberation on Thursday.

Ogenyi who sensed the looming danger was seen rushing into the Assembly complex where the police reportedly arrested him.

He was taken away by security operatives who took him to the State Police Criminal Investigation Department where he was detained for some minutes before granted bail on self recognition.

A source learnt that top government officials who were informed about the development came to the Police Headquarters to ensure that the commissioner was not kept behind bars.
It was gathered that every necessary contacts were made to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Musa Daura, who reportedly waded into the matter.

Ogenyi who confirmed his apprehension yesterday said there was nothing unusual about it, stressing that he was wrong for failing to obey the lawmakers when he was invited in the first place.

He admitted that he had arrived at the premises even before the sitting for the scheduled dialogue on the activities of his ministry, but went to his office to answer nature’s call.

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Show Of Shame: Police Officers, Civil Defence Corps Members Engage In Public Fight

Ten Police officers on Tuesday afternoon engaged in a public fight with three Civil Defence Corps members at Berger roundabout in Abuja.

The ferocious clash caused a major gridlock at Berger Roundabout up to Utako Area of Abuja.
It was gathered that the police officers purportedly engaged in a fight with the civil defence officers for over interference in their reserved duty.

According to eyewitnesses “the police officers were trying to stop a vehicle and the Civil Defence people came to interfere, then the police officers who were more in number attacked them and started beating them up.”

It was further disclosed that there were sporadic gunshots as both parties lashed out whips at one other.
“There were gunshots and then I saw a police officer flogging a Civil Defence officer with a whip while he was trying to run away,” a witness said.

It took the intervention of a Divisional Police Officer from Utako Police Station to resolve the fracas.
The spokesperson of the Abuja Police Command, Doris England, has claimed that she is not aware of the situation and would make inquires about it.

BBA Confidence Awarded With The Most Exposed Nude Appearance

Confidence who perform the most spectacular nudé photo shoot that got many tongues wagging; a situation which got her into another hot argument with yet another housemate who felt Confidence should have acted as a role model to the younger ladies in the house.

There was an interesting thing about Confidence throughout her stay in the House,you like it or not, she just was not willing to play the game of hypocrites,she was real and this often got her on the wrong side of some housemates who interpreted her confidence and outspokenness to mean cocky, sassy or even worse, rude, seducing .

According to a recent research she won the award as the most exposed lady ever to be in the BIG BROTHER HOUSE

Chris Brown To Perform In Lagos This Saturday(+ List Of Nigerian Artistes Set To Perform)

American pop recording artiste, Chris Brown a.k.a Chris Breezy will perform live in Lagos, Nigeria this Saturday at the Chris Brown Lagos Concert.

The event which will also feature performances by Tiwa Savage, Naeto C, Aje Butter, Mercy Chinwo from Nigerian Idol, Burna Boy, Ms Jaie, DRB and LOS, will take place at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Date: Saturday 22nd December 2012
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Expo Centre, Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
Ticket Prices: N 15,000 | N 30,000 | N 45,000 VIP
Ticket Locations: GTBank | Browns Cafe, Victoria Island & Ikeja, Lagos | Soul Lounge | Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos | Etisalat, The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki, Lagos

World Oldest Person, Dina, Is Dead!

Dina Manfredini, the world’s oldest person, on Monday passed away in Johnston, Iowa. She was 115 years old.

Guinness World Records confirmed her holder of the title of world’s oldest living person just shy of two weeks ago. Her cause of death has not been released.

Guinness spokesman Robert Young says the next in line for the title is believed to be a Japanese Jiroemon Kimura, who was born on April 19, 1897. He is 15 days younger than Manfrendi.

Two Nigerian Teenagers Sentenced 20 Years In Prison For Killing An Innocent 18-Year-Old Ghanian In The UK


“Everyone gets stabbed, everyone gets shot. Everyone dies, everyone goes to jail, that’s how life is.” That was the chilling statement made by Nathaniel Okusanya, 19 who along with his friend, Nelson Idiabeta, 18, killed Kwame Ofosu-Asare, an innocent 17-year-old student in March this year after mistaking him for a rival gang member.

Late Kwame Ofosu-Asare
At the time of the murder, Okusanya was 18 while Idiabeta was 17. Kwame just happened to be “in the wrong place at the wrong time” and was stabbed 14 times in the back in a ‘cowardly and merciless’ murder by the two young men.

According to Daily Mail, the pair were members of the TN1 gang – Trust No One – out to avenge one of their member who was stabbed by a rival gang member from the GAS gang – Guns and Shanks – just hours earlier. They had toured housing estates in Brixton to find rival gang members and came upon 17-year-old Kwame and his friend, who had nothing to do with any gangs. He was a sixth-form student who moved to London from Ghana in 2002.

Kwame, a business student, promising footballer, a budding actor and rapper, was walking back with a friend from a session at a recording studio when they were confronted by Okusanya and Idiabeta in the Moorlands Estate in Brixton.

Hours before his horrendous death he had gone to the studio to record a track which he dedicated to his mother. Kwame and his friend with a ‘sixth sense’ ran away into a cul de sac where his friend’s aunt lived in a desperate attempt to get to safety – but she was not at home.
His friend managed to jump over a wall but Kwame was trapped and then killed. He was violently attacked suffering 14 stab wounds, three of which penetrated his lungs and one his liver.

He shouted out he was from Catford and pleaded I’m not from round here, I’m not from round here but he was murdered by the pair who were out to avenge their friend, Stewart who was stabbed on the top deck of a bus in West Norwood.

When police searched Okusanya’s home, they found photos of three other murder victims – Abukar Mahamood, who was shot dead aged 16 in 2007; Sadiq Adebeyi, 25, who was shot dead in May 2011; and Nana Darko-Frimpong, 16, who was shot dead in June 2011.

Okusanya told police they were all his friends and added: “Stabbings happen everywhere… it’s how life is now. Everyone gets stabbed, everyone gets shot. Everyone dies, everyone goes to jail, that’s how life is. In a typical black area, people get stabbed, people get shot, people die.”

After an Old Bailey jury found the pair guilty, they were jailed for life. Idiabeta was jailed for life with a minimum recommendation of 19 years while Okusanya was jailed for life with a minimum recommendation of 20 years.