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Sunday, 7 April 2013

Who has read that letter Madonna sent to the president of Malawi?

Madonna, who's currently in Malawi to visit the schools she funded, sent a letter to Malawi president, Joyce Banda, asking to meet her. The letter made the president mad. To understand why, you have to read the letter yourself. Find it after the cut...

Dakore Egbuson Akande's brother weds

Samuel Egbuson married his longtime girlfriend Usi yesterday Saturday April 6th in Warri, Delta State. Congrats to them.

Toolz shares bikini photos of herself on a beach in Zanzibar

She's currently vacationing on the island of Zanzibar and shared these bikini photos on herself on a beach on her Instagram page. Enjoyment thingz. The place looks beautiful!

Designer Marc Jacobs vacations with porn star boyfriend in Brazil

The famous multimillionaire designer was seen today Sunday April 7th kissing, holding hands and having a good time with his porn star boyfriend, Harry Louis, on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. All I will say is this; y'all better never go to Gambia...:-)

Beauty of the day: LIB reader - Chiamaka Arodiogbu

Chiamaka is a LIB reader and today's beauty of the day. She's stunning, right? And that hair...loves it! And no, I don't know her personally, her cousin sent me her photos and I thought she deserved to be beauty of the day. Chiamaka is from Imo state, Arondizuogu and currently a 3rd year student of health sciences at University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.

If you know any LIB reader that you think deserves to be 'beauty of the day', then send me a picture. But please only those who can stand the heat. Y'all know how LIB commenters are..they go in! Lol. If you don't want that, do not send me your photo. :-). See another photo of Chiamaka after the cut...

Must watch video: Please raise your hat to this man...

Pastor arrested over robbery attack at MMIA dedicated 2 cars on Sunday

On Tuesday, Lagos State Police Command, paraded seven suspects of a robbery gang that attacked the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, last month, killed two policemen and injured several others.

Among the suspects, was the General Overseer of The way of Joy church located in Egbe, a Lagos suburb. The clerg , identified as  Pastor Ibikunle Olarewaju John (pictured top left), confessed to Crime Guard during the parade, that he administered  an oath of secrecy on the gang members, on the day they attacked the Muritala Mohammed Airport. There's more...see it after the cut

Video: Panga robbery in Durban South Africa caught on camera

Residents in Hillcrest in Durban, South Africa, say they are under attack from violent gangs. There have been a series of armed robberies in the area this year. Several homeowners have been attacked with pangas and hammers. Panga is a Kiswahili name for broad / bladed African tool / weapon like a machete / cutlass. Warning: Some viewers may find the visuals disturbing.

Agbani Darego's younger sister, Nengi Darego, weds

Agbani Darego's younger sister, Nengi Darego (pictured with Agbani on the left), got married yesterday April 6th in Port Harcourt to her heartthrob, Chubike Asuzu. And yes, Agbani was at the wedding. Peep her after the cut...

Rihanna's ripped denim skirt: would you rock this?

The singer stepped out in Beverly Hills California on Friday wearing a ripped denim skirt which had a number of holes in the front and the back, with one of the rips exposing her bum. Is this something you would wear?

Glo brings X Factor, world's biggest singing reality show, to Africa

Glo ambassadors Desmond Elliot, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Globacom’s Head of Reality Shows, Sulyman Bello, Chief Finance Officer of Rapid Blue, Richard McCullough, and Glo ambassador Sammie Okposo, at the launch of "The X Factor"
The world’s number one music singing talent reality TV show, “The X Factor”, has berthed in Africa for the first time on the shores of Nigeria, courtesy of the leading telecommunications company, Globacom. The show was unveiled on Wednesday night at the GET Arena, Lekki, Lagos, confirming Globacom as the leading force that connects the youths to their entertainment passion. 

The ultimate winner of the spectacular show will cart home a princely sum of $150,000 (N24million), the biggest purse among current reality TV shows. He will also win a recording contract with the internationally acclaimed Sony Music for the recording of an album and professional management of the winning individual or group.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Agbon Igbinedion weds

The Abuja based son of the Esama of Benin married his sweetheart, Kachi, today in Owerri, Imo State. The white wedding will take place in S.A. Congrats to them.

Famous Evangelist Rick Warren's Son Commits Suicide

The youngest son of Saddleback Valley Community Church pastor Rick Warren has committed suicide after a long battle with mental illness. Rick Warren, the head pastor of the 8th largest church in the U.S made the announcement today Saturday April 6th at his church in Lake Forest, CA.

Rick Warren told members of his congregation that his son took his own life Friday night after battling with mental illness for years which resulted in deep depression and suicidal thoughts. Matthew Warren (pictured right) was 27.

Rick is the author of numerous Christian books, including "The Purpose Driven Life," which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. 

Why I sleep in a Coffin - Charlyboy

Sleeping in a Coffin? 
Point of correction, I do not sleep in a casket, I sleep on my bed, it's big and comfy, I only lay in my "casket"when I do my meditation because it helps me to be focused, it tells me more about the imminence of death. My casket is a reminder. It wakes me up from slumber. It tells me, "guy, you have got little or no time left, wake up, be creative and work”. Continue...

Photos: 3 Nigerian men caught with box of fake dollars in Lagos

The police at Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos have arrested three suspected  fraudsters who dupe unsuspecting members of the public using fake dollars and a fake Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, certificate.

The suspects, Olasende Akinsiku, 40, Abiodun Akiniyi, 35, and Tajudeen Lasisi, 40, (pictured above) were arrested following a complaint by a retired Major General to Abba Kyari, the officer in charge of SARS, that he was swindled by the arrested suspects.

Battabox video: How to get a big bum like Beyonce in Nigeria

Ekiti State deputy governor, Funmilayo Olayinka, dies of cancer at 52

The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka, has died of cancer. The 52 year old banker turned politician lost her battle with cancer today in Lagos. She's survived by her husband and three kids. May her soul rest in peace...Amen.

Photos: 2face and Annie Idibia return from their honeymoon

2face and Annie arrived Nigeria late last night after spending over two weeks in Dubai for their wedding and honeymoon. 2face shared the photos on his website. See more photos after the cut...

Photo: Kim Kardashian finally shows her naked baby bump

She shared the photo on her instagram page this afternoon. Proof that she is indeed pregnant! MTO, you can now stop! :-)

Beauty of the day: Sandra Iwu

Sandra is former most beautiful girl in LASU (Lagos State University) 2006 and Miss Galaxy Nigeria 2007/2008. The stunning top model is also the CEO of SIM Models Nigeria...

Wizkid spotted with EME crew

I told y'all Wizkid will soon return to EME, right? Well, I don't know if they've finally settled their differences but Wizkid has finally been seen with some members of EME for the first time since parting ways with the label a few months back. He's currently in Cotonou, Benin Republic with his official DJ, DJ Exclusive and Shaydee for a show..

New Music: Burna Boy - Always Love You

New music from Burna Boy...listen to it below and tell us what you think..

Knorr Taste Quest winner emerges on Sunday

This Sunday, April 7, will see the top three finalists of the Knorr Taste Quest battle to see who will emerge as the winner of the competition. The last episode saw Gregory Owie evicted, leaving ifeyinwa Mogekwu, Lalu Surdiham and Patricia Allison as the top three contestants on the show.

For the semi final task, the contestants were given a range of vegetarian and meat ingredients which included; Shaki, Bran flakes, Digestive biscuits, Chicken sausage, Vegetarian sausage, Ugwu, and Broccoli to make 8 taster meals or appetizers.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Photos from Nse Ikpe Etim and Clifford Sule's traditional wedding

Actress Nse Ikpe Etim and Clifford Sule's traditional wedding held yesterday Thursday April 4th 
 at St. Stephen Primary School, Ikot Etobon, Akwa Ibom State. Big congrats to them. See more photos after the cut...

Ray J releases new single 'I Hit It First'. Who did he hit 1st, Kim? Lol

This man can look for trouble sha. Lol. You better not let Kanye catch you. Kim K's sex partner just released the official cover for his new single titled 'I Hit It First'. The title of that song def has a reference to Kim K but except Kim was a virgin when you two got together...then you didn't 'hit it' first. Sorry boo! Also, Ray J used a pixelated photo of Kim as the artwork. Lol. #Dramathingz! See the lyrics after the cut...

Mr and Mrs Idibia after the wedding

They are still honeymooning in Dubai...

Halle Berry expecting baby number 2 at 46

According to TMZ, Halle Berry and her fiance Olivier Martinez are expecting their first child together. Below is how TMZ is reporting it...
Halle Berry is pregnant with her second child ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the actress and her fiance, Olivier Martinez, tell TMZ ... Halle is 3 months pregnant.What's more ... they know the sex. It's a boy.
It's definitely worth noting ... Halle is 46, and Olivier is 47.
Congrats to them...

Over 100 people burnt to death in accident on Benin-Ore Expressway

That's a photo from the scene sent to me by a LIB reader. The accident occurred this afternoon at Igbogui village in Benin and involved three heavy duty vehicles; a Young Shall Grow Motors luxury bus, a fuel tanker with registration number GA 71 XA, and a Dangote truck carrying cement.

Over 100 people were burnt to death when the fuel tanker exploded following the accident. The fire spread to surrounding shops and burnt several cars packed nearby. Survivors have been rushed to the hospital while rescue efforts by the Federal Road Safety Corps & Civil Defence Corps continues.

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala meets Oprah Winfrey

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala photographed with Oprah Winfrey and Dr Tererai Trent at the 4th annual 'Women In The World' summit which took place at the Lincoln Center in New York yesterday.

At last! Wesley Snipes released from prison

After spending more than two years in Federal prison for tax evasion (he reported to prison on December 9, 2010), actor Wesley Snipes has been released. According to TMZ, Wesley was released from prison on April 2 and will remain on house arrest until July 19. Great news!

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