Sunday, 30 November 2014

Jude Okoye & Wife Ify Welcome First Child![PHOTO]

Barely days after the loss of his father, Jude Okoye and his wife Ify have welcomed their first child together.

The couple, who got married in July, welcomed a baby girl at the Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday.

The new father Jude shared a picture of the baby with the caption:
“As we mourn the passing of our Dad, please help us thank the Lord for His newest gift of life, our bundle of joy Princess Emma. All glory to God the father

I Deserve To Be President Of Nigeria - Atiku

Former Vice President and All Progressives Congress, APC presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has solicited the support of party delegates for his ambition to become Nigeria's president in 2015.

Abubakar called for the support while addressing the delegates of Gombe and Yobe states in Gombe on Sunday.

He expressed the desire for their votes during the party's primaries, to enable him to succeed during the exercise.
According to him, he has spent over 30 years in politics and he deserves to be the president of Nigeria, "being the person who knows Nigeria's problems''.
He said if voted in to power, he would protect the right of ordinary Nigerians and promote peaceful coexistence among all interest groups nationwide.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Zuriel Oduwole Receives Dr Christopher Kolades Award in Lagos

Three days off her flight into Lagos for the big screen debut at Film House Cinema of her third Documentary next weekend which focuses on A Positive Africa, Zuriel Oduwole has received her first award presented to her in Nigeria. In recognition of her work supporting Children's Education in Africa, she was accorded the 2014 "Global Award for Excellence" at the annual Global Achievement Made Easy [GAME] event at the Civic Center in Lagos yesterday.

The award was presented to her by the foundations patron, Dr. Christpher Kolade. An Octogenarian and integrity driven, Dr. Kolade is a highly respected Nigerian elder statesman, business leader and former Nigerian Ambassador to the Court of St James in London. He was chairman of Cadbury Nigeria, and currently serves as the Pro-Chancellor of the Pan Atlantic University and an advisory to the Faculty of the prestigious Nigerian business school.

Congratulations Zuriel, on your first award !!

Photo: Former Boxing Promoter Insists On Sex Change Despite Near Death Experience

Kellie Maloney will go ahead with a final sex change operation to become a woman, despite being left close to death after her last surgery, reports. The former boxing promoter is due to go under the knife again in February to have breast augmentation and male to female reassignment procedures.

She had been warned against further surgery after doctors spent 10 hours battling to save her life when she suffered internal bleeding following a facial reconstruction operation in Belgium.

But 61-year-old Kellie – smiling for the first time since her ordeal – said: “I am still as determined now as I ever have been to go through with the sex operation. It’s not just a matter of wanting to go through with this. This is something I have to do to correct what was wrong at birth.
She said: “After all the years I have spent carrying this secret I simply can’t take in how this year has turned out.

“Not many trans gender people get the chance to live as they as wanted to and in the manner they should have from birth. I’ve been exceptionally lucky to get the chance now to do that. Continue...

I remain the best leader Nigeria has ever produced – Jonathan replies Obasanjo

President Goodluck Jonathan has replied former president Olusegun Obasanjo on his recent claim that his (Jonathan) performance was below average.

Jonathan said this in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, in Abuja on Sunday.

The president in his response described himself as the best leader Nigeria has ever produced.

He, said that Obasanjo’s, claim that he performed below average, was untrue and baseless.

Below is what Okupe’s statement read...
 “Our attention has been drawn to comments made by a former President of this country, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, regarding the performance of the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Prominent Nigerian Radio Broadcaster Chaz B Is Dead

A prominent Nigerian radio broadcaster, Charles Bruce Chukwuma, also known as "Chaz B" is dead. Mr. Chukwuma was a popular presenter of a radio show "Sharing Life Issues" which aired on Inspiration FM Radio before moving Rhythm FM.

Mr. Chukwuma abruptly signed off on air during his last presentation telling listeners his colleague will finish the show. Friends and family said he died yesterday of complications arising from kidney failure.

Mr. Chukwuma had a kidney transplant in 2012 from an organ donated by his wife.

50 dead at Afghan volleyball tournament after suicide bomber sets off explosives in crowd

An Afghan official says the death toll from a suicide bomb attack Sunday on a volleyball tournament has risen to at least 50, with more than 60 wounded.

According to, The attack is the deadliest in Afghanistan this year. It happened in eastern Paktika province, bordering Pakistan, during the final of a three-day tournament with a huge crowd in attendance.

The spokesman for the provincial governor, Mokhlis Afghan, says that 42 people were killed immediately when the attacker detonated explosives as he mingled with the large crowd.

There is still some confusion about the exact number of dead and wounded, he says. Afghanistan has been tackling insurgents for more than a decade, but attacks have been escalating this year. No claim of responsibility has been made for Sunday's attack.

Friday, 21 November 2014

JUMIA Brings Black Friday to Kenya

JUMIA is rolling out its biggest sale and discounts of the year, there will be huge price cuts on a range of products starting from the 24th November in a crazy countdown to the BLACK FRIDAY of 28th November 2014 the ultimate BLACK FRIDAY sales day.

Different days will have different deals with limited stock and time, make sure to visit JUMIA to avoid missing out on great deals. Facebook, Twitter and Co. will keep you posted on the latest offers too.

BLACK FRIDAY is the busiest shopping day in the USA, many stores lower their prices for products, give crazy discounts and special offers - every year after Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Friday of November. It is called BLACK FRIDAY because of the black markings left on the road surface due to heavy traffic.

Jumia has brought it home but unlike the US where shoppers line up for hours to access stores and endure long hours of traffic jams, Jumia will save you the hustle by delivering to your office or doorstep where you can pay cash on delivery for your product(s).

Nike Oshinowo explains why she started a late night TV talk-show

The ex-beauty queen recently unveiled her show, "Late Night with Nike Oshinowo", which will feature interviews with politicians, celebs etc, set to premiere next week.

Nike explains the reason behind the show...
"I like TV. I like watching precisely the kind of show that I am doing now. I want one show which gives me everything from current affairs to the happening music, movies as well as stars that are doing well like Genevieve, Omotola, while at the same time watching conversations with politicians, business leaders without having to change the channel - LNWNO is that show. I have a sense of humour. I also have a strong opinion which will be seen on the show. Nigerians will get to see that Niko Oshinowo is a well rounded human being and I have political views"

Nike tells Encomium magazine Explaining what sparked the idea, Nike said;
"A brilliant holiday. I think we underestimate the importance of taking a break. I think such ideas tend to come when you unwind.

Supreme Court reinstates impeached Taraba Deputy governor

Former Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Sanni Danladi, who was impeached by the state House of Assembly in October 2012 under questionable circumstances has been reinstated as the new governor of the state by the Supreme court of Nigeria.

Alhaji Danladi now served as the deputy governor of the state under Dambaba Suntai who is now very ill. Delivering its judgement today, the Supreme Court led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, ruled that the impeachment panel set up by the House of Assembly to investigate all the allegations leveled against Danladi did not give him fair hearing as he was not given any opportunity to speak for himself during any of the panels proceedings.

Femi Kuti, M.I & Burna Boy Live In Abuja Tomorrrow Nov. 22nd

The wait is over. Tomorrow November 22nd 2014, Femi Kuti, MI & Burna Boy takes over Abuja! It’s going to be a massive throw down in the Federal Capital territory at BMO event arena, River Plate Park, Wuse , Time is 8:00PM. Are you ready? Full band awaits you.

Femi Kuti Live in Abuja is put together by Good Vibrations Nigeria Limited. The Company has also promised many more concerts as they ultimately plan to change the entertainment landscape of Abuja.
Ticket Sale Location:
-The Garden (Riverplate Park)
-Nkoyo (Ceddi plaza)
-The Library (Silverbird)
-The Bank Night Club
Ticket Prices:
-Table for 10 = N300,000 -Vip = N20,000 -Regular= N5,000
For tickets and reservations call: 08188047820, 09031773341, 08152510546

Tonto Dikeh gives her stylist N500k for the weekend.

Celebrity stylist, Jeremiah Ogbodo posted this bundle of money on instagram claiming Tonto Dikeh gave it to him just for weekend enjoyment.

He explain how it happens through his social media account that...

@Tontolet u won't kill me o! So @tontolet came to visit last night and asked for my car keys claimming she forget her lips sticks in my car. I woke up this morning and found over half a million Naira in my car with a note that says TGIF swanky and am like oh wow!

LASU Withdraws ASUU Members PhD Certificates

ASUU Lagos zonal Coordinator, Dr. Sola Nasir, made this known to Daily Sun on Thursday at a briefing in the old LASU Sociology Department lecture hall in the midst of other ASUU chairmen from University of Lagos, Olabisi Onabanjo University, University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Tai Solarin University of Education.

The ASUU-LASU chairman, Dr. Adekunle Idris confirmed that the management withdrew his PhD certificate and that of 13 others from different departments alleging that there were errors in the wordings.

 Dr. Nasir, explained that the institution management in their letters to the affected members said it discovered some errors in their PhD certificates and asked the holders to return them for correction, adding that the union expected them to effect the correction and produce new ones for them.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Aregbesola Laments Death Of Yoruba Broadcaster Opeyemi Fajemileyin

The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has described the death of popular entertainer and General Manager Unique FM Ilesa, Osun, Mr. Opeyemi Fajemileyin as saddening.

In a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, Aregbesola described the death of Mr. Fajemilehin as one that has once again dealt a devastating blow to the media industry, particularly the broadcast section, robbing the country of another energetic man and a versatile journalist.

The Governor said the demise of the experienced Yoruba broadcaster will no doubt leave a huge vacuum in the media industry.

The statement said in part: “Once again, we have lost a very precious gift in the GM of Ara (Unique) FM. To say that his death has thrown us into a state of mourning is just a mild way of expressing our sorrow and sadness.

Victoria Kimani & Cynthia Morgan Cover Tush Magazine Issue 9!

Nigerian innovative magazine -Tush Magazine is out with its ninth (9th) issue which features top Kenyan Chocolate City artiste - VICTORIA KIMANI and Nigeria's fast rising dance-hall queen - CYNTHIA MORGAN as its cover page personalities.

This issue is different from the regular Tush Magazine which normally features a male and female as its cover personalities. Just as significant as the figure 9 is to women, Tush Magazine is proud to dedicate its 9th issue to women as a sign of respect and admiration for the female folks resulting in a feature of two female covers personalities!

Password Signs To 960 Music Group; Starts Off Working With Project Fame Season 7 Winner, Geoffrrey Oji

The 960 Music Group is proud to announce the signing of multi-talented and award winning Producer, Song-Writer and Recording Artiste, Password on a management and promotions deal.

Password, the winner of MTN’s Songstar competition; producer and writer of award winning and hit songs like Davido’s Gobe, Mercy for Praiz and more declared utmost excitement and joy on this.

To kick off, Password has started working with the winner of Project Fame Season 7, Geoffrey Oji currently signed under the Ultima Productions/960 Music Group. They are currently in Password’s studio perfecting the song writing and vocal production on their collaborations.

Brown Ideye Sued by Baby Mama at Swiss Court

A Swiss court has ordered Nigerian football star, Ideye Brown, to pay his former partner 216,000 francs in retroactive child support in addition to future monthly payments of 6,000 francs, Daily Mail reports.

The striker who plies his trade with English Premier League team West Bromwich Albion, played for Swiss team Neuchâtel Xamax team from 2008 to 2010, where he began a relationship with a secretary at the club, the local newspapers L’Express and L’Impartial reported.

The relationship continued after the footballer was transferred to Sochaux Montbéliard, a second division French team, with his partner making regular trips to see him in France.
Brown however broke off ties with the woman after she became pregnant with a baby boy who she gave birth to in January 2011.

How Nigerian Doctor Killed My Son - Senator Nwobodo

.Former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, on Tuesday broke the silence, as he alleged that his son, Ifeanyichukwu, died out of negligence of a Nigeria doctor.

According to Nigeria Tribune, Senator Nwobodo stated that his son was already cured at Anderson Medical Cancer Centre in Huston Texas, USA and was asked to stay longer in USA, but he returned to Nigeria for nostalgia of his family, when he developed pains on the legs which took him to a consultant oncologist at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu.

He further revealed that the doctor, instead of taking him to the teaching hospital where there were facilities for emergency, rather referred his son to his private clinic, where the doctor administered his son with an injection and in no distant moment, he died. Senator Nwobodo made the revelation when the Abia State governor, Chief Theodore Orji, paid him a condolence visit in his country home in Amechi, Awkunanaw, Enugu.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Kim Kardashian Goes Naked on the cover of Paper magazine

The 34-year-old reality star's Paper magazine cover, which intended to "break the internet" Tuesday, features Kardashian completely naked and lathered in oil as she shows off her famous derriere.

In another cover image for the mag's winter issue, Kardashian donned a tight sequined gown and balanced a champagne glass on her behind.

"And they say I didn't have a talent...try balancing a champagne glass on your ass LOL #BreakTheInternet #PaperMagazine," she tweeted, only directly commenting about the more demure cover.

Kardashian also shared "what an honor" it was to work with famed photographer Jean-Paul Goude. Checkout another photo below...

AfrikanMbiu Magazine Features Mi Casa in New Release

Afrikan Mbiu is an online lifestyle magazine whose only purpose is to promote African culture to African people. ‘Mbiu’ is a Swahili word which translates to horn. Traditionally in African societies, horns were used to call villagers to one specific location so that news of what is going on in the village is shared. ’Afrikan’ is a combination of the word ‘Africa’ taken from both English and Swahili. In Swahili, Africa is written as ‘Afrika’.

The magazine is the horn that brings all Africans together so that lifestyle news can be shared
Of the company’s first issue release the editor-in-chief, Jullianne Obonyo said, “Africa needs to brand itself positively. It’s important that we share the good news about our continent so that people see that there is more to Africa than all the negativity we are used to seeing. Dr. Dambisa Moyo (author of Dead Aid and How there is a better way for Africa) argues characterization of Africa falls into four parts. Continue...

Obama clears the air on climate-change deal with China

President Obama served notice Wednesday that he plans to make climate change a major theme of his final two years in office, striking a bilateral deal with China on carbon reduction emissions that follows about nine months of secret talks.

According to USAToday, The announcement during Obama's trip to Beijing kindled a dispute with the incoming Republican Congress, members of which said they would resist presidential plans that undercut American industry and cost jobs.

"This unrealistic (China) plan, that the president would dump on his successor, would ensure higher utility rates and far fewer jobs," said incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

While critics pointed out that the China deal is strictly voluntary, administration officials said it sets the stage for a series of executive actions Obama plans to take with regard to climate change.

Obama and aides said China's pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will make it easier for nations of the world to reach a global climate change deal in 2015.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Nollywood Actress, Nkiru Sylvanus, to Open Film Academy On November 14

Nollywood actress, Nkiru Sylvanus who was recently appointed as Imo State Film Academy a.k.a IFACA's Director General has made it clear that the academy will be officially opened on November 14, 2014. PMNews Reports.

Sylvanus speaking on the academy, the actress said:
"The academy is not for Imo State indigenes alone but for all Nigerians. The entertainment industry needs more of this lofty ideas and the Imo Film Academy will create an enabling environment for film-making, train, educate and equip men for better acting. The academy will be situated within the Imo College of Advanced Professional Studies, ICAPS Complex, and it will train students in different categories like photography, acting, cinematography, directing, voice-over training, script writing, costume make up, set prop, lightning, continuity, screenplay, and video editing among others."

Ebola Virus Death Toll Hit 4,960 - WHO

The World Health Organization said on Friday that 13,268 people had been infected with Ebola across eight countries, and 4,960 of them had died.

According to TheNews Reports, it was reported on Wednesday that 13,042 cases and 4,818 deaths. The UN health agency has acknowledged though that the number of deaths are likely far higher, since the fatality rate in the current outbreak is known to be around 70 percent.

The deadliest Ebola outbreak ever has hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone the hardest. In its latest toll, the WHO said 2,766 deaths were recorded in Liberia, out of a total of 6,619 cases. In Sierra Leone, 1,130 people had died from the virus out of 4,862 cases. In Guinea, there were 1,054 deaths from 1,760 cases.

Data from Nigeria and Senegal remained unchanged, and both countries have been declared Ebola free. Nigeria had eight deaths and 20 cases, while Senegal had one case and no deaths.

WHO said on Friday that a total of 549 healthcare workers were known to have contracted the virus, and 311 of them had died.

Mark Zuckerberg Reveals Why He Wears the Same T-Shirt Everyday

 Tech company "Facebook" founder, Mark Zuckerberg, during a public Q&A at the Facebook headquarters, answered the one question we've all been wondering: Why does he wear the same thing everyday? Surprisingly, Zukerberg's answer had nothing to do with style (although the gray tee does. ook like a #normcore staple). Instead, Zuckerberg cites a number of psychological advantages to never changing his look.

"I really want to clear my life so that I have to make as few decisions as possible, other than how to best serve this community," Zuckerberg explains in the video above. He also says that even making little decisions like what to eat or wear can expend energy he'd rather use on making tough choices for his giant social media platform.

Zuckerberg is not the first man to do a uniform, though other tech giants have taken to rarely varying their outfits. Steve Jobs, for one, used to wear his trademark turtleneck to create an identity for his brand. Even outside of
the tech world, company heads have used repetitive clothing as a business advantage. For example, fashion designers like Thom Browne and Karl Lagerfeld also ascribe to uniforms. Even Reality Star, Kim Kardashian recently said she doesn't buy clothes for Kanye because "he wears the same thing over and over." So, if the shoe fits, wear it. Over and over and over again.

Jay Z Buys Luxury Champagne Brand Armand de Brignac

Jay Z, has shown his huge liking of the champagne brand by featuring it in many of his music videos, most notably in 2006's "Show Me What You Got."

The deal with Sovereign Brands, the company which holds shares for Armand de Brignac Champagne, was announced on November 5, according to The New York Times.

"We are proud to announce that Sovereign Brands, a New York- based wine and spirits company owned by the Berish family, has sold its interest in the Armand de Brignac ('Ace of Spades') Champagne brand to a new company led by the globally renowned Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter," Sovereign Brands said in a statement.

The offer was described by Yvonne Lardner, global director of brand communications for Sovereign, as something "we simply couldn't refuse."

Aliko Dangote Breaks Into World's Richest 25

President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has moved 20 spots from his earlier position as the 43rd richest person in the world to being the 23rd richest man in the world, according to Forbes.

He also retains his position as the Richest Man in Africa. The mogul who has interests in cement, sugar, flour and beverages is now worth $25 billion and is also the first black man to be named among the 25 richest people in the world.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Photos: MTN Project Fame Season 7 Winners, Get Presented With Brand New Cars

Geoffrey, Christian and Ruky, the winners of the 7th Season of Project Fame West Africa, were presented with brand new cars today, 6th of November, 2014. The cars were presented to them at the MTN headquarters in Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Ruky who was unavoidably absent from the event, was represented by her cousin and fellow Season 7 Project Fame Finalist, Debbie.

Present at the event were executives of the label, Ultima Production/960 Music, responsible for the funding, promotion, marketing and distribution of the winners music projects and executives of MTN who made the presentation of the car to the very excited winners.
The cars given to the winners were an addition to the millions of naira in cash prizes and a recording deal with Ultima Productions/960 Music worth millions of Naira which they had previously been given.

Actress Theodora Ibekwe Conferred With A Chieftaincy Title In UK

Multi-award winning PR Guru; Beauty Pageant CEO; TV Presenter; Promoter; Events Organiser; UK Nollywood Actress and Producer, Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade has become the first Nollywood Personality in the UK to be conferred with a Chieftaincy title.

Truly this lady has worked so hard that she is now being recognised across the Globe. She is an inspiration to her generation and a mentor to many up and coming Artists. A selfless individual whom has given her time freely to many causes and events.

HRH EZE (DR) H.U. CHUMA (ONN) and Nollywood Igbo Forum, will honour Theodora with the chieftaincy title "ADA KA IBEYA NDIGBO" at the 3rd edition of IGBO AMBASSADORS AWARDS 2014, which will take place on 30th November @ Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt from 3pm.

The installation will be attended by many dignitaries and Nollywood stars.So from December, 2014. She will be addressed as Her Royalty.... Chief Mrs. Theodora Ibekwe- Oyebade.She has also been nominated in Britain to feature in the Black British Business (BBB) power list 2015.

OC Ukeje set to wed Lover Ibukun Togonu

Nollywood Actor, OC Ukeje is now set to quit barchelorhood. Trending now is that the ladies man in Nigerian movies will be getting married soon in Lagos.

Well, OC confirmed that his wife to be is Ibukun Togonu. Beautiful and upwardly mobile, Ibukun is based in Canada. They have been dating for years and later separated before they finally came back. The wedding has been fixed. Trust nollywood actors to be at the wedding of the half of the Yellow sun actor.

Chocolate City Signs Afro-Beat Superstar Femi Kuti

International entertainment label, Chocolate City has announced its signing of 4 time Grammy nominated Afrobeat superstar, Femi Kuti, to an exclusive management deal. This signing comes in the wake of Femi Kuti’s 7th studio album release- No Place for My Dream.

Chocolate City’s General Manager, Aibee Abidoye talking about the deals, said...
“We love good music here at Chocolate City and are big fans of Femi Kuti and his work- this deal marks another significant milestone in Chocolate City’s development as the leading entertainment company in and around Africa. The Afrobeat genre has found new interpretation through Femi’s prolific body of work and we believe that through this partnership ,we will not only revive the Afrobeat genre (distinct from Afrobeats) as a movement locally but also ensure that it is well positioned internationally and hopefully we can (finally) bring home that much deserved Grammy.”

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Russia's Vladmir Putin tops Forbes "Most Powerful Person" List

Forbes has released their list of the 72 most powerful people in the world, and for the second day in a row, the Leader of the Free World is getting some not so great news.
Once again, Russia's Vladmir Putin has come out on top, followed by President Barack Obama and People's Republic of China leader Xi Jinping. Rounding out the top five were Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Editors at the magazine then rank people based on the factors including the number of followers they have (be it the population of their country, number of people who follow their faith, or their employee base), the financial resources at their disposal, and how they use their power.

Other notable names on the list include Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen at #6, Bill Gates at #7 and Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and #9.
Prime Minister David Cameron rounds out the top ten.

Friday Declared a Public Holiday in Lagos

LAGOS State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola has declared Friday as a public holiday in the state to enable public servants to collect their Permanent Voters' Cards.

According to him, the work free day was expedient because of the importance of the coming elections in the life of the people.
He pointed out that the most important process in the coming general elections was the registration and possession of a voters' card.

He said the desired prosperity and the brighter rewarding future being sought after by the people, both for themselves and for their children, would be determined by their willingness or otherwise to sacrifice time to key into the election process by collecting their Permanent Voters' Cards for the elections.

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