Thursday, 28 March 2013

Chief Obafemi Awolowo heir, Oluwole Awolowo dies at

Chief Oluwole Awolowo, the only surviving son of Chief Obafemi Awolowo died in a United Kingdom hospital on Wednesday at the age of 70.
A statement by the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of his company, African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc, the publishers of the Tribune newspapers, Mr. Edward Dickson, said;

“Chief Awolowo died 5.40pm Nigerian time at Wellington hospital, St Johnswood, London, following complications arising from a car crash that occurred on September 30, 2006.
“He had been in and out of hospital, home and abroad, since he was involved in the ghastly accident seven years ago on the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway.
“Despite his health challenges following the accident, Chief Awolowo devoted his life to the service of God and was deeply involved in evangelical activities.”

RIP Chief Awolowo.

Kim Karddashian reacts to fake tweet about Nigeria

I am sure most of you have seen the tweet allegedly from Kim K. She has denied ever writing the tweet which means someone totally made it up.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Henry Okah sentenced to 24 years in prison by South African Court

Following the 2010 Independence Day bombing that killed 12 people, Henry Okah was today sentenced to 24 years in prison by a South African Judge. He was found guilty on 13 counts of terrorism, including engaging in terrorist activities, conspiracy to engage in terrorist activities, and delivering, placing, and detonating an explosive device.

"Effectively, the accused [Okah] is therefore sentenced to 24 years imprisonment," Judge Neels Claassen said as he handed down the sentence.

Spotted: Chidi Mokeme with 'Oga at the top' tee..

Chidi Mokeme
Anywhere i see 'Oga at the top' it cracks me up! Nice one Chidi.

Nigeria’s Squandered Opportunity By Joel Brinkley -LA Times

We all know our Country is the face of corruption but when someone else points it out it hurts even more.

In an article titled Nigeria's Squandered Opportunity, Joel Brinkley, LA Times Columnist wrote about the way the  Government has squandered our wealth and left majority of the population to suffer/die young.  He even suggested that President GEJ should be impeached! Read article below.... 

                                            Nigeria’s Squandered Opportunity 
Just outside President Goodluck Jonathan’s office sat 17 ambulances, just in case he or one of his aides fell ill. They were seldom if ever used. No actual health-care facility nationwide had as many, and in fact a few still have none at all. But as soon as a Nigerian newspaper took a photo of the ambulances and published a story about them, they suddenly disappeared — probably to an underground garage. Jonathan is president of Nigeria, which should be among the world’s most prosperous nations. After all, it produces an estimated 2.4 million barrels of oil each and every day. With oil now selling at $93.61 a barrel, that’s $224 million in income daily. And yet many hospitals can’t afford to buy an ambulance. The reason, in my view: Nigeria is the most corrupt nation on earth.

Sure, Transparency International lists almost three dozen states as more corrupt — Chad, Haiti, Laos, Yemen, Cambodia and the like. But are any of those nations as wealthy as Nigeria — taking in $81 billion annually, just from the sale of oil? No, not even one of them. So Nigeria steals and squanders more money than any other nation, making it the world’s most corrupt, by that measure.

Naeto C and wife welcome baby boy!

The 10/10 singer, Naeto and wife, Nicole welcomed their first baby yesterday at Washington DC. Both baby and mother are said to be doing great. Congrats to them!

Tiger Woods returns to World's number 1!

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods returned to world's Golf position yesterday after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the cup is presented in the following picture. A visibly elated Tiger Woods said 'It was a by-product of hard work, patience and getting back to playing golf tournaments'.

Following a highly publicized divorce following his misconducts, he lost his 281 weeks reign as world number 1 in 2010 and at a point he was even outside the top 50 ranking, and has regained that number 1 position yesterday with this victory.

Immediately Tiger Woods won and returned to the Number 1 position, Nike created the ad below and posted on their facebook page for him. The message says it all, winning is everything best of luck......

The divorced father of one-Tiger Woods and his athlete girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn took to facebook exactly a week ago to announce they were dating.

Jennifer Hudson's stunning transformation: Before & After Photos

 From a size 16 to a show stopping figure following a dramatic 80 lbs weight loss, Jennifer Hudson steps out in style at the 50th Anniversary party of Weight Watchers

 And her before pictures, she was a size 16 just in 2010 as seen in these pictures blow.

Simon Cowell set to return to UK X Factor

Simon Cowell
Reality showbiz mogul, Simon Cowell has revealed he will be returning to participate in the UK version of the X Factor.

He is the founder of the show which  is also a hit reality show in the USA and other parts of the world.

The UK show has suffered a downward spiral in ratings and the managers and producers believe that Simon can as well reinvigorate the interest of the public in the show and thereby improving ratings.

Monday, 25 March 2013

8 year old boy who married a 61 year old woman in South Africa settles down to married lief the Mr and Mrs

The couple enjoy dinner at home

And the married couple's first kiss

The formal/white wedding in church

Traditional wedding in full native costumes including 500 pounds bride price

His mother escorts him to the church wedding

Sanele Masilela at 8 years of age married 61 year old Helen Shabangu in South Africa, in a ceremony that was attended by over a 100 guests.

Though the boy's family say its largely ceremonial ritual to appease their ancestral spirits as the wedding is said to have been ordered by the boy's grandfather from beyond the grave, the 6 year says he feels like a proper husband and is enjoying his status as a married man.

See pictures above for more and please share your thoughts...

Mayor of London rides bicycle to work...

Can any senior Nigerian politician ever do this?

Kim K's 1st pictures in maternity dress with a hint of baby bump

As usual she still can be seen in very tight figure hugging outfits, where the baby bumps also are visible as in the pictures below.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

PHOTO: 2Face and Annie receive 2013 Corvette car as wedding gift

The car presented at the wedding reception.

The car gift clearly has a sticker attached saying it was from Senator David Mark, but the Senate President's office has promptly issued a statement denying he presented such a gift to the newly wed couple....

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Obama meets an excited 1st Black Miss Isreal

President Obama who just ended his official trip to the middle east met the 1st Black Miss Israel,  Yityish Aynaw. She is the 1st black person to ever win the 'Miss Israel' beauty competition.

At the request of the White House, she was invited to the official State banquet held for Mr. Obama in Jerusalem. They were introduced by Israeli President Shimon Peres at the State dinner.

Yityish, an Israeli army officer is of Ethiopian decent and moved to Israel at the age of 10 to live with her grandparents when her parents died.

The obviously excited black beauty described President Obama as ' a world-class hunk, charming and an extraordinary gentleman'.

PHOTOS: "We are brothers"- Pope Francis meets Emeritus Pope Benedict

PHOTOS: 2Face and Annie's wedding in Dubai

Friday, 22 March 2013

Popular Novelist, Professor Chinua Achebe is dead

World renowed novelist/critic and author of the most read African literature 'Things Fall Apart',  Chinua Achebe has died after a brief illness.

Chinua Achebe was 83 years old. RIP.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

PHOTO: Like Father, Like Daughter...

Charley Boy poses with daughter and surely....the apple does not fall far from the tree.

Nicki Minaj unveiled: No make up, No wig!!!

Nicki Minaj who is known for her flambouyant make up and wigs covers this edition of ELLE magazine with her natural look. If you have ever wondered what the diva looked like under all that make up and wigs.....well here you have it!

more photos after the cut...

EVIL: Father rapes two daughters and grandchild

A seven-year-old girl (name withheld), has accused her 49-year-old father of rape.
The girl said her father, Sylvester Ehijele, had on numerous occasions had sex with her, adding that he used to promise to buy her goodies and toys before the actions.
She said he usually had sex with her on a daily basis whenever her mother was not home.
She said, “Whenever my mum is not at home, he grabs me, forces his hand over my mouth and then inserts his penis into my private part. He promises to buy me a car, cake and biscuit but he doesn’t buy anything for me.
“He also threatens to use a knife to gouge my eyes out anytime I threaten to report to my mother.”
Sylvester’s wife, Margaret, told PUNCH Metro that he (Ehijele) also raped their 23-year-old daughter when she was much younger and recently, he raped their one-year-old granddaughter that lives with them.
She said, “I am a caterer. In 2006 I went to Abuja for a catering job where I spent five days. But at about 1am, my first daughter, who was about 17-years-old at the time, called me on the phone crying that her father raped her that night.

Jesse Jagz leaves record label, Chocolate City

Jesse Jagz has decided he will not be renewing his 2 year contract with Chocolate City. Jesse Jagz will be leaving Ice Prince and his M.I who is currently the Vice President of the label. Read his statement below.

To whom it may concern:
I, Jesse Garba Abaga (also known as “Jesse Jagz”) an artist formerly signed to Chocolate City Music label hereby wishes to notify my fans and the general public about my voluntary exit from the label.

After my initial two year contractual agreement with Chocolate City, I do not wish to renew my contract with them and as such have proceeded to continue my music career with my new team at Jesse Jagz Nation. I still maintain a cordial relationship with the management of Chocolate City and my former label mates and I wish them the best in all their future endeavors. Any further information will be passed across through my publicist but until then, have a good day. Look out for my sophomore album JagZNation Vol. 1 coming out in July 2013.
All for the best, Jesse Jagz.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Amber Rose post baby body....

Amber and Wiz Khalifa welcomed their baby boy 3 weeks ago! she was spotted for the first time with signature blonde hair and hot red lipsticks.....pretty!

Rihanna planning wedding with Chris Brown

Rihanna is planning a July wedding to her 'RnB' boyfriend, Chris Brown. According to Metro, she is planning to get married in her Bikini at some beach in Barbados and it will be a carnival themed wedding.

On the mixed reactions trailing her getting back with the man who bruised her 4 years ago, she was quoted to have said 'I decided it was more improtant for me to be happy'.

About 30 killed as bomb explodes at Kano car park

About 30 people were confirmed dead yesterday after a bomb exploded at  New Road Motor Park, Sabon Gari in Kano.  Many other victims were injured and lots of property destroyed.

The bus was said to be leaving Kano for Lagos and had mostly Igbos on board. Other sources claim the death toll could go as high as 60 as many bodies were seen being taken to the mortuary. 

- Pictures from Sahara reporters.