Saturday, 31 May 2014

OOF - Partnership For Africa Event with Anne Welsh

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“A Discussion on Furthering Human Security for All”. This session, held at the Crystal Suite of London's Dorchester Hotel was organized by OOF Vice Chair Anne Welsh and hosted by H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo. The discussion allowed key actors from the public and private sectors to collectively engage in ways to translate commitments into action.

This event carried on the momentum of both the OOF Youth Employment summit held at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa on 29-30 January 2014, and the OOF side session to the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting on “Catalysing Investment in Africa” in New York on 23rd September 2013.

Model and fashion blogger Lauren Scruggs gets engaged to E! News Co-host Jason Kennedy

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Lauren Scruggs, the model and fashion blogger who lost an eye and an arm in a propeller accident in 2011, and E! News co-host Jason Kennedy are engaged, the pair announced on Instagram.

The two started dating since a year ago.

Kennedy flew to Scruggs' hometown near Dallas Friday to pop the question in a special way.

"It's a blur but I can't stop smiling. She told me I couldn't surprise her, but I got her good. This is the best night of my life," Kennedy told E! News.

D’banj Named Best Selling African Artiste At 2014 World Music Awards

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Nigerian Artist D’banj has won a major award at the 2014 World Music Awards in the category of  “BEST SELLING AFRICAN ARTIST”.

The event took place on Tuesday, the 27th of May, at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

D’banj performed at this event alongside artists such as Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Flo Rider, DJ Khaled, Ricky Martin, Tinie Tempah, Leonah Lewis and more!

AMAA Awards 2014: Why The Fallout Of Nollywood?

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The African Movie Academy Awards 2014 went down last weekend and it wasn't without its excitement, thrills and low moments.

It was the 10th edition of the ceremony and it was held at the Gabriel Occur Cultural Center, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.

The glorious moment when movie stars from all African nations walked the red carpet added its own side attraction to the night event.

But the bad moment was that Nollywood should cover its eyes in shame as the movie industry always touted to be the Giant of Africa failed to live up to expectation.

But the likes of Clarion Chukwura, Patience Ozokwo, and Bob Manuel Ndoku left Bayelsa with smiles on their faces.

See Complete list of winners below...

West and Central Africa to join forces against Boko Haram

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The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) announced plans on Saturday to increase co-operation with Central African states in the battle against "terrorism", amid fears of Boko Haram's insurgency spreading across the region.

Nigeria has said repeatedly that it needs more help from its neighbours – including Chad, Cameroon and Niger – to end the brutal five-year insurgency being waged by the Islamist group.

In the final communique of an extraordinary security summit, the West African bloc said it would "establish a high-level partnership with Central African states to effectively combat terrorism". Continue...

Mariah Carey Spotted at a subway in a ballgown

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After a super-glam night hosting the Fresh Air Fund gala in New York, the world’s last true diva decided to get in touch with her pleb side, and make her own way home.

Dressed in an horrific Atelier Versace dress , a pair of tottering Sergio Rossi heels and white Chanel gloves

Talking about the incident, she wrote via her instgram page "I’m laughing, but really I want to cry" well, why did she flounced her way to the subway?

UK-based Nigerian Dutch Da Don unveils new project

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The Nigerian, London-based who was in Nigeria a  few weeks ago,  just finished consulting on popular superstar artiste, Danny Young’s  brand new high-tech video in London for his  new single’ Oga Ade’.

According to reliable sources, no expense was spared. Dutch Da Don told Society Gist that the whole idea was to raise the bar in video-shooting cinematography. The video was shot in a penthouse suite in Chelsea , London’s  richest area and next door to billionaire Roman Abramhimovich (Chelsea FC owner).

“We used a high end top-of-the-range car and well, let me not give too much away but believe me when I say this video is gonna have Nigerians. No more bedroom video shoots, because Nigerian entertainment has arrived on the world scene" - he boasted.

Syria Suicide Bomber identified as an American

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The first American to take part in a suicide attack in Syria since the three-year conflict there began was identified on Friday as Moner Mohammad Abusalha of South Florida.

 The 22-year-old had traveled to Syria more than once, which law enforcement had been aware of before he killed himself.  In video footage posted by Jabhat al-Nusra, an al Qaeda-linked group, Abusalha can be seen packing a truck with shells and driving toward his destination.

According to the group, it was one of four coordinated suicide bombings against government positions. Continue...

Arsene Wenger Tips Super Eagles For Second Round

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has tipped  group F  favorite Argentina  along side the Super Eagles of Nigeria to qualify for the second round of the FIFA 2014 World cup in Brazil .

Speaking to Euro sport the 64-year old french tactician rated  the african champions in terms of team spirit over the Argentine side .

“I think that Nigeria might qualify for the second stage,” Wenger.

“They really made a good impression on me during the African Cup of Nations. They seem to have a really good team spirit, which is not always easy for African teams.

“They have less star players. They have a real team, and it’s been a while since that happened for them,” Wenger said of Stephen Keshi’s team.

- InsideNaijaSoccer

Monday, 19 May 2014

Beyonce and Jay Z star alongside A-list cast in new music video

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Jay Z and Beyoncé star alongside Blake Lively and Sean Penn in their new music video.

The couple - who will kick off their 'On The Run Tour' next month - have released a star-studded fake movie trailer, titled 'Run,' for their new duet 'Part II (On the Run),' that also includes cameos from Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Don Cheadle, Rashida Jones and her sister, Kidada Jones, as well as 'Scandal' star Guillermo Diaz.

Oscar-winning actor Penn and former 'Gossip Girl' star Lively, 26, have the most lines in the dramatic montage. Both stars offer advice to the duo, who play bank robbers on the run, as the song, which appears on the rapper's album, 'Magna Carta... Holy Grail,' plays in the background.

- ctvnews

Genevieve, Tiwa And Toolz: Who Wore This Dress Better?

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Some of Nigeria favourite celebrity ladies like Tiwa Savage, Toolz and Genevieve Nanji rocked a yellow outfit and they looked spectacular in it.

Genny's gown is quite up to the neck, with less jewelry-just long silver earrings and matching purse and sandals.

Since Toolz had the neck of hers down to her chest, she complemented it with some neck wear, small dropping earpiece and a purse to go.

Tiwa's neckline is much more down, revealing her set of twins, no necklace, just some dropping earrings and a cocktail ring.

Whose yellow outfit do you like best?

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Yeni Kuti Talks About Near Rape Encounter & Finding Love in her 50s

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In an interview with The Sun Newspaper, 53-year-old TV personality, socialite and Femi Kuti‘s sister speaks on a near rape encounter, her career, marriage and being “happy” with her man.

To read the full interview, Click Here 
Read excerpts below;

On sexual harrasment
“You know as women, some of us have tried one way or the other to outsmart men. I was a player as a young girl so I won’t say I have been sexually harassed because I was the one that tried to play men for their money you know.

I have had men that have spoilt me silly with gifts and money. And I knew I was just a flirt; I was just playing them. The men took us out for lunch and we just spent their money. My friend used to come along when I went on dates and I went with her when she had dates; we would eat and drink and the men usually gave us some money when we were about to leave. Continue...

Serena Williams beats Sara Errani to win Italian Open

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World number one Serena Williams warmed up for the French Open by cruising to her second straight Rome Masters title on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Sara Errani of Italy.

Errani had been looking to become the first Italian winner of the women's event in 29 years.

But with six previous defeats to her American rival, her bid was always going to be difficult and was hampered after she picked up a thigh injury at the end of the first set.

Despite plenty of support from a partisan crowd on Central Court, Errani was overwhelmed by the power of the 32-year-old Florida resident.

'Dictator Kim Jong UN'S' Executed Ex-Girlfriend Comes Back From The Dead.

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The ex-girlfriend of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has appeared on television - nine months after it was reported she had been executed by firing squad.

According to Mirror reports, Singer Hyon Song-wol was said to have been put to death last August for allegedly making a sex tape.

It was reported she was one of 12 well-known performers killed for violating North Korea’s law against pornography.        

South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo revealed how the victims were accused of filming themselves having sex and then selling the material. Continue...

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Zuriel Oduwole Interviews More World Leaders

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How does one make the case for the education of Africa’s but more importantly, the Nigerian Girl Child today – except to show the result of what such a step can do in a girls life.

In this day and age when the world’s attention is focused on more than 200 girls kidnapped from Northern Nigeria while getting an education, the best way to convince those who oppose their education in the first place, is to show a Girl, who because she is educated and is still being educated, is taking on the world – literarily.


11 year old Zuriel Oduwole, who has now interviewed and met 1 in 6 of Africa 54 Presidents and Prime Ministers, former Presidents like Jerry Rawlings of Ghana, business leaders like Aliko Dangote, and global civil rights icon Jesse Jackson, has now added 2 more world leaders to her very impressive list. Continue...

It’s official: Kim K and Kanye West to wed in Florence

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will get married and host a reception at Florence’s imposing 16th-century Belvedere Fort on May 24, a spokeswoman at the Florence mayor’s office said on Friday.

The couple rented the fort, located next to Florence’s famed Boboli Gardens, for €300,000. A Protestant minister will preside, spokeswoman Elisa Di Lupo said in a phone interview.

The 36-year-old rapper proposed to the reality television star on her 33rd birthday in October 2013, renting out San Francisco’s AT&T Park for the occasion.

There has been no explicit confirmation from either Kardashian or West about the wedding.  Continue...

Davido VS Wizkid tatoos: which will you rock?

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I'm not a fan of tattoos but, there are some that will atleast make you itch for one.

Just take a good look at the tattoos on Davido and Wizkid.

Davido's tat look like some dirty ink simply poured all over his chest and hands- too dark for his already dark skin. For me, it's a "no". I wouldn't even rock his ink.

Wizzy got some good tats there, plus his fair skin made them look beautiful and clear on him. Now take a comparasion on both and now tell who's ink is the best.

Eminem apologises to mother in new video

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In a new video released for Mother’s Day, rapper Eminem apologised to his estranged mother.

The song, “Headlights,” begins with the line, “Mom, I know I let you down,” and explores the rapper’s troubled relationship with his mother, Debbie Mathers.

In the past, Eminem had publicly wrote some unpleasant things to his mother for his unhappy childhood, most notably in the song, “Cleanin’ Out My Closet.”

But in “Headlights,” the 41-year-old rapper expressed remorse for how he treated Mathers. Continue...

Online marketplace Lamudi launches first African real estate conference

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Online real estate platform Lamudi kicked off the first conference on Pan-African Real Estate in Lagos, Nigeria, inviting Lamudi management from 17 African countries as well as experts and key partners to join the event.

The panel discussed the state of real estate markets across the continent as well as looking at areas of similarity, differences and trends based on traffic analysis from Africa’s largest online real estate platform.

The event addressed the common issues in the real estate industry in the region, as well as identifying key strategies and trends for the near future.

 Bex Nwandu, managing partner at CBO Capital, was in attendance as the panel moderator and commented: “Lamudi did an excellent job in bringing together a wide variety of industry participants to discuss the future of real estate in Africa. Continue...

Kcee revealed why he denied been married

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Earlier in the week, Limpopo singer, KCee received some knocks from fans for denying being married in a recent interview.

The singer through his manager, Soso, said he neither denied nor accepted that he was married in the interview.

He said that his client was joking with his interviewer when the question was asked because he likes keeping his marital life private.

He said, “He does not want to keep his family life in the public glare. That is why he joked about it. Marriage is a good thing and it is good to keep it private.”

His manager refused to comment on KCee’s actual marital status.

He, however, debunked rumours that the singer was gay as alleged following a picture where Phyno and KCee appeared in a seeming compromising posture. The picture which went viral earlier in the week showed the male duo as gay.

Nigerian soldiers becoming afraid to fight – US General

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The United States has said that the Nigerian military is becoming afraid of engaging the Boko Haram insurgents.

Testifying on Thursday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the US Air Force Chief of staff, Gen. Mark Welsh III, said, “We’re now looking at a military force that is, quite frankly, becoming afraid to even engage. The United States doesn’t have the capacity, the capability to go rescue every kidnapped person around the world.”

The New York Times reported that the US might choose to minimise its involvement in the search for the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram due to doubts over Nigeria’s military capabilities. Continue...

Friday, 16 May 2014

Bombings kill 10, wound 70 in Kenyan market

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Two bombs killed 10 people and wounded 70 others Friday, tossing bodies into the air at a market in Kenya's capital, while hundreds of British tourists were evacuated from the coastal resort of Mombasa after warnings of an impending attack by Islamic extremists.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts, which went off minutes apart in the Gikomba market near downtown Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, appearing at a previously planned news conference shortly after the bombings, offered his condolences. Continue...

Checkout reason why Drake broke up with Rihanna

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A source confirms to Us Weekly that Drake and Rihanna — a.k.a. music's second most powerful couple — have called it quits yet again.

"Rihanna and Drake had another fight," a source said. "He is too in love with her, which has always been the problem. They have been fighting, but that could all change any day now. It is how it always is with them."

Rumors of the on-again-off-again couple's rekindled romance first emerged when they were spotted together in Paris back in February. Although they did their best to avoid ever being photographed together, Rihanna who was with Drake durring his European concerts, and the couple reportedly shared a number of intimate dinners together.

Neither mega star publicly addressed the latest round of their romance, but observers just chalked it up to a vehement desire for privacy. According to another source, the couple are definitely on "yet another break."

Nse Ikpe-Etim, Kalu Ikeagwu others to Storm Port Harcourt for the Green Eyed Premiere

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As part of activities counting down to the release of one of 2014’s most anticipated movies - The Green Eyed, Poise Fendy Entertainment will host a select number of guests at the Silverbird Cinemas, Port Harcourt on Sunday May 25, 2014 for a private screening.

The event will include guest appearances by actor Kalu Ikeagwu, Nse Ikpe- Etim, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Tamara Eteimo, Tonia Nwosu and Producer Endy Abanonkhua.

The Green Eyed will hit the cinemas shortly after the private screening on May 25.Click Here to watch the Movie Trailer

Jay-Z, Solange Knowles have 'moved on' from elevator row

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Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce's sister say they have apologised to each other and agreed to "move forward" after an "unfortunate" fight in an elevator, which became public with a leaked video.

The celebrity couple and Solange Knowles had said nothing since a security video of her repeatedly attacking Jay-Z emerged last week, triggering fevered online speculation about what they were fighting about.

A statement on Thursday did not explain exactly what the dispute was, but said they both shared any blame and were determined to remain united as a family.

"As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage... there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident," they said in a joint Knowles-Carter family statement to the Associated Press news agency.

CEO Easy Taxi Nigeria Encourages youths at National Career Fair 2014

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Easy Taxi Nigeria  CEO, Bankole Cardoso today joined over 5000 youths and professionals from different states and sectors of economy at the 2014 career fair at the University of Lagos in Akoka.

Organised by the Imperial Integrated Project Services, this year’s career fair, titled ‘Human Capacity building for a viable and secured nation’ was designed to find solutions which will eventually reduce the growing unemployment rate in Nigeria.


The National Career Fair, which targets undergraduates, graduates, entrepreneurs and job seekers on the one hand and major corporations, government agencies and small and medium scale firms on the other, said this year’s objective is to create a platform for opportunities and needs to interact. Cotinue...

2014 FIFA World Cup Expected To Add $3.03 Billion To Brazil's Economy

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Brazil expects a total of 3.7 million tourists during the World Cup, with 600,000 of those arriving from abroad.

With nearly two million holidaymakers attending World Cup matches and funfests, the government said it expects tourism to provide an economic boost of $3bn to the country during the month-long tournament that begins in June.

Foreigners are predicted to be bigger spenders than Brazilian tourists, spending on average $2,500 each while in the country.

The government says it wants to use the World Cup to convince international visitors to keep coming back to Brazil after the tournament ends.

“These tourists who come for the matches will spend more money,” Tourism Minister Vinicius Lages was quoted as saying on Canada.com. “They are more qualified and we want to win them over during the World Cup.”

EKITI 2014: More supports as Fayemi takes campaign to Ikole

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Non-indigenes resident in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State have pledged their support for Governor Kayode Fayemi in the June 21 governorship election.

Below is all the excerpt from OsunDefender reports...
The ethnic nationalities, including the Tiv, Idoma, Igede and Ebira who turned out for the All Progressives Congress (APC) rallies held in Oke-Ako, Irele and Ipao communities yesterday, said they had benefited immensely from the Fayemi administration.

They said Fayemi’s construction of roads in rural communities contributed “immensely” to the conveying of farm produce to the urban areas.
The campaign train took Fayemi to Ayebode, Odo-Ayedun, Oke-Ayedun, Iyemero, Itapaji and Odo-Oro. Continue...

100 Level Student wins Hyundai at Etisalat Cliqfest Grand Finale

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A 100 level student and also a Class Representative of Social Studies Department at Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) with raffle ticket number 004875, won a Hyundai car in a raffle draw show organized by one of the telecommunications giants, Etisalat as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility tagged CLIQFEST.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluyemisi Obilade while presenting the car key to the lucky winner thanked the organizers for giving back to the society rather than taking. She further commended Etisalat and Tequila Nigeria for choosing TASUED as one of the centers for the event with the spirit of fulfilling its promise of giving the star prize to any student of the institution that won.

In his response the grand prize winner, Ogunjobi Michael, who had earlier during the event, won a dancing competition thanked the organizers and the Management of the Institution. He, therefore, urged the youth to acquire education, have faith in whatever they do and never lose focus.

Celebrities like Orezi, Lace, Terry G and Reminisce entertained the audience to scintillating music to round off the event.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Jumia Nigeria Building the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs, Launches Jumia Academy

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 JUMIA, Nigeria’s biggest online retailer and employer of over 1000 staffs introduces new program to empower its staff.

Jumia Nigeria launched in 2012 with only 5 staff and has since expanded with over 1000 staffs all across Nigeria. The staff level cuts across various departments, with an average age of 27 years, Jumia has been adjudged by many as one of the most exciting workplaces to be in Nigeria. The company has grown a culture of employing some of the most talented and skilled minds in the industry. Some of which are also fresh graduates, given the rare opportunity to be a part of history and this era of online retail growing at a very fast rate.

At Jumia, the value of job creation can’t be overemphasized, as it improves the countries GDP. Job Creation has been one of Nigeria's biggest unsolved problems and Jumia seeks to help with empowering staffs with tools and processes that will prepare them for a greater future. Continue...

Justin Bieber speaks out about latest legal drama

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Justin Bieber has taken to Twitter to defend himself over the recent reports of his legal dramas.

As previously reported, Justin Bieber was accused of attempted robbery earlier this week by a woman who claims that the pop star attempted to take her phone from her with force when he thought she had taken pictures of him during some form of dispute.

Justin Bieber took to Twitter sending out his thoughts on these “rumors’ as he calls them denying these accusations and discusses defending himself daily from all forms of rumors and media reports.

Continue below to read series of tweets on Justin released Wednesday reading,...

Actress Ini Edo Gets Scholarship To Study At NOUN

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 Nollywood actress, Ini Edo has been offered a scholarship to study Law at the National Open University.

Excited Ini shared the news on Instagram.

"So I have been granted scholarship to study Law at the National Open University Nigeria. I jus got my admission letter and am super excited.. its a dream come true...awesome God", she wrote after posting the photo.

Congrats to her anyway, but my question is, what does she really need the scholarship for when she can afford the fees?

Woman sentenced to death in Sudan for switching religion

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A woman doctor has been sentenced to death in the Sudan for switching religion.

Meriam Ibrahim, whose father was Muslim, married a Christian man and took his faith .

According to Mirror Uk, the court has given her four days to repent or face the death penalty after being found guilty of apostasy meaning she renounced and criticised her former religion.

A court in Khartoum also ordered she was given 100 lashes for committing "zena" - the Arabic word for illegitimate sex - for having sexual relations with a non-Muslim man. Continue...

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Jay Z and Solange didn'twent for Jewellery Shopping

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It was reported that Jay Z and Solange patched things up and went jewelry shopping after their now infamous elevator fight, but the truth is all the reports has been wrong .

TMZ claimed that Jay and his sister-in-law made a brief stop at a high-end jewelry shop in New York, just one day after their fight, where they browsed but didn’t purchase anything.

That rumor was debunked when the shop owner, Mr. Flawless, made an appearance on the “The Wendy Williams Show” on Wednesday (May 14), and refuted those claims.

According to US Weekly, the store owner, born Greg Yuna, explained that neither Solange or Jay had been in his store — it was actually Floyd Mayweather Jr. who stopped by.

Britain offers spy plane in search for Nigerian schoolgirls

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In responce  to the Islamic Terrorist group (Boko Haram) that kdnappend over 200 school girls in Nigeria and later show a video that shows that they eally have hm in custody.

Now, Britain govrnment has offered surveillance aircraft to help search for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, PM says

British surveillance aircraft and a military team have been offered to the Nigerian government to assist in the search for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants.

David Cameron said the kidnapping of the girls from their school was an act of "pure evil" as he updated MPs on the support being offered to the Nigerian authorities.

Checkout how The Drama Between Jay Z and Solange Allegedly Began

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He may be crazy in love with Beyoncé, but Jay Z wanted to party with Rihanna.

The dispute that prompted Beyoncé’s sister to attack Jay Z at a Manhattan hotel centered on the rapper’s wish to keep the party going at a shindig hosted by RiRi, the Daily News has learned.

Tensions were already running high when Jay Z — while walking to the now-infamous Standard Hotel elevator — said he was going to the Rihanna bash rather than heading home with Beyoncé. Continue...

NIGERIAN WOMEN TO BE HONOURED BY A UK NGO

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 The efforts and successes of the Nigerian Christian woman in the home front, community, career and religion is to be rewarded by a United Kingdom based non-governmental organisation, Wisdom for Women International (WWI).
The award, which is known as the Wise Women Awards will be held at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos on June 21, 2014.

In a press statement, founder of Wisdom for Women International Pastor (Mrs) Marjorie Esomowei organiser of the award said that the Wise Women Awards, which will be held in Nigeria for the second time has been in existence in the United Kingdom for ten years saying that WWI is collaborating with Nigerian based organisation, Working Moms Africa and Connecting Hearts Initiative to host the event in Nigeria.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Nigerian Music Star Esegine Allen (Orezi) talks about career and lifestyle

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In a recent Interview with Punch Newspaper, Orezi talks about his Music career and also about the kind of women he tends to marry continue below to read how the interview goes.

Whatt are you working on currently?

I have a new song titled Shoki. I am working on the concept of the video. I am trying to make it global.

 What is ‘Shoki’ all about?

Shoki is a dance that is in vogue at the moment.  I got the inspiration for the song a couple of weeks ago while hanging out with a group of friends at Fela’s shrine in Lagos.  I saw some people dancing and when I asked, they told me it was Shoki, a new dance.  The following day, I went into the studio and recorded the song.  The record was released on March 27, a day before my birthday and the acceptance has been very encouraging.

Africa’s leading online real estate platform Lamudi expands to Zimbabwe

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Following rapid expansion across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Lamudi, Africa’s leading online real estate platform is now expanding to Zimbabwe to bring its services to a new market.

Launched in October 2013, Lamudi is now operating across 25 countries in Africa, Asia and South America with further expansion planned in the future. The real estate platform recently announced reaching 250,000 property listings worldwide on the platform after launching just six months ago.

Mustafa Suleimanji, MD for Lamudi Zimbabwe commented on the recent expansion: “Lamudi has enjoyed a tremendous amount of growth in the past six months, from the initial launch to becoming Africa’s no. 1 online real estate platform. Continue...

Dangote to complete $600m cement factory in Tanzania

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The President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on Sunday said the group was partnering with the government of? Tanzania? to complete a $600m cement factory in the east African country.

He said the plant in Tanzania had already reached 25 per cent completion, adding that when completed, it would?have annual ?3,000,000 metric tons of cement production capacity.

Dangote spoke with journalists at Obajana after ?conducting the Tanzania President, Dr. Jakaye ??Kikwete, who was in Nigeria for the recent World Economic Forum in Abuja round the Kogi-based plant. ?

Dangote stated that that the group had? plans to invest in cemet production in 16 African countries.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

New Video: Zuriel Oduwole Sizzles on Global TV

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Following her debut on the BBC Focus in Africa World program in London a few days ago, Zuriel Oduwole has sizzled and dazzled on more Global TV Networks, and she's now the subject of discussion of media houses in Africa, Europe and the USA. 

The Largest Black Newspaper in Europe - The Voice in the UK has just completed a full interview with her, and she hosted a session on BBC Radio for  Africa.

Here, she talks about her Dream Up Project, Girls Education, Chibok Girls, her new focus on Safe Education, and her plans for the future.

Visit the below link to watch the VIDEO:  http://youtu.be/SD_MLRTqUzw

I see our daughters in Nigeria girls, says Michelle Obama

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US first lady Michelle Obama took the rare step of delivering President Barack Obama’s weekly radio address to express outrage over the kidnapping of some 200 girls by Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria last month, and paid tributes to Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai’s ‘courageous’ struggle for girls’ education.

The first lady, delivering her first solo White House weekly address, said the abduction triggered a personal reaction from her and USPresident Barack Obama. ‘In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters,’ Michelle Obama said in a video released on Saturday. ‘We see their hopes, their dreams and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now.’ Continue...

Dr. Dre to take senior positions" at Apple

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How much money do you think Dr. Dre is currently rolling around in right now?

According to PerezHilton, The 49-year-old rapper just reportedly sold his Beats Headphones empire for $3.2 billion to Apple, and he’s getting a job with the deal too!

It’s being reported that Dre, along with business partner Jimmy Iovine "are likely to take senior positions" at Apple, but it’s not clear in what capacity
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And rumors have surfaced though that Dre’s only boss would be CEO Tim Cook!

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Bharti Airtel to spend $1 billion per year in Africa

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 India's Bharti Airtel plans annual capital expenditure of $1 billion in the next few years and will focus on deepening investments in 17 African countries rather than entering new markets, chief executive Sunil Mittal told Reuters on Thursday.

The telecoms firm is comfortable with its debt levels of 2.5-2.6 times EBITDA and is evaluating options for the sale, leaseback or sharing of its African transmission towers, Mittal said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Abuja, Nigeria.

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