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Friday, 27 June 2008

Naija Entertainment News

Let me start today's entertainment news with this very interesting and beautiful written by Stella Dimoko-Korkus in Encomium Mag this week

9ice's girlfriend 4-months pregnant - changes wedding date

These are indeed the best of times for crooner, Abolore Akande, aka 9ice. Our sources reveal that the crooner and his America-based girlfriend Toni Payne, CEO of Toni Payne Cosmetics, are expecting a bundle of joy in a few months. Sources reveal that Toni is about four months pregnant and that their wedding which was scheduled for December has been shifted to early August.

Hmmmm...Toni Payne over to you. Na true? If true, then congrats my girl and make sure we are invited to the wedding.

Gulder Ultimate 5 at Awgu Hills
The search for men and women with intellect, determination and guts is here again. And Awgu Hills, Enugu is the search site for the 5th edition. The highlights will be telecast from July 19 to August 9th 2008 on national TV and cable.
The TV reality show have announced a N7million prize money and and brand new SUV worth N10million and N500, 000 wardrobe allowance for the ultimate man. Contestants will also go back home with prizes from N2.5 mil to N450, 000. In addition, the last woman standing will grab all of N1mil.
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Shan George hospitalised...Azuh Arinze
Controversial star actress, Shan George, miraculously escaped death weeks back. While having her bath in her Opebi Ikeja home. The mother of two fell and suffered some broken bones and ribs. She was rushed to the hospital from her bathroom where doctors and nurses battled to get her back on her feet. The good hearted lady is out of the hospital but learning how to walk again.

Newest GSM provider, Etisalat injects N48b to displace other network - Leke Adeneye
By July 2008, the newest GSM provider, Etisalat will storm the market with a N48 billion launch. The minister of State for information and communications, Alhaji Ibrahim Nakande, disclosed and commended Etisalat's entry and investment of $400million into the Nigeria telecoms market recently. Since the brand owned by Mubadala, a multinational telecoms operator from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), made it's entry in mid-2007, the boost it sprang in the telecoms and marketing communications sectors have become one of the most discussed...
Globacom storms Ghana
Mr Yinka Olafimihan, Glo's Head, New Markets, announced this at a press conference at Golden Tullip Hotel, Ghana, on Friday. He added that the fee was paid on Wednesday June 18th, well ahead of the June 20 deadline given for the payment by the Ghananian regulatory authorities, the National Communications Authority (NCA).
The fulfillment of Glo's financial obligation to the NCA marked its ultimate commitment to the promise to offer Ghanaians quality GSM services. With the payment of the licence fee, Globacom would immediately begin the deployment of personnel and infrastructure towards an early roll out of services in the West African country

School Buys Whole Street in Lagos - Rebecca Akinkunle
CALEB Group of Schools, one of the most expensive private schools in Nigeria, has acquired all the landed properties on Kayode Odusola Crescent in the Magodo area of Lagos. The school acquired the whole street, a move that set it back millions of naira, to establish a tertiary institution and to have the group of schools in the same vicinity. Founded in 1992 by Prince Ola Adebogun, the school began with a nursery and primary arms, but now has a secondary and Caleb University added to its group of schools.

Each class in the secondary school sits 30 and 40 students, with each paying between N150, 000 and N250, 000 per term, depending on whether you are a day or boarding student.

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Woman Gets Two Years for Aiding Nigerian Internet Check Scam
A Washington woman was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison and five years of supervised release for her role in an Internet counterfeit check scheme.
Edna Fiedler pleaded guilty in March to attempting to defraud U.S. citizens in a scheme known as a Nigerian check scam.

Fiedler helped her accomplices in Nigeria send fake checks to people who had agreed to cash the checks on behalf of the sender, keeping some of the proceeds and sending the rest back.

The Nigerians found people willing to cash the fake checks via e-mail. They would send their names as well as fake documents that looked like Wal-Mart money orders, Bank of America checks, U.S. Postal Service checks and American Express traveler's checks to Fiedler. They told her how to fill out the checks and where to send them.

The recipients most likely thought they were helping out someone who needed a person in the U.S. to cash a check for them, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. They were able to get the money by cashing the checks, and sent most of it to either Fiedler or her Nigerian accomplices. However, once the checks were discovered to be fake, the people who cashed them were responsible for the full amount.
All told, Fiedler sent out US$609,000 worth of phony checks and money orders. When U.S. Secret Service agents investigating the case searched Fiedler's house, they found additional fake checks worth more than $1.1 million that she was preparing to send out.

At a recent conference in Seattle, a representative from the U.S. Postal Service and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna described ways they're working to shut down these kinds of scams, particularly because they often involve people who don't realize that they're taking part in illegal activities.

The U.S. Postal Service recently sent 15 postal investigators to Lagos, Nigeria, and during a three-month period there, they helped intercept counterfeit checks, lottery tickets and eBay overpayment schemes with a face value of $2.1 billion, Chris Siouris, a cyber investigator at the U.S. Postal Inspector, said at the recent conference. Siouris, McKenna and others are pushing for ways to better educate Internet users so that people don't unwittingly help out in these kinds of e-mail scams.
I'm out...see y'all later.


Anonymous said...

Good post Linda. Much love to TP and 9ice, if it's true.

Thought to share this recent post from Dipo My cousin shared it with me and I think you'll all like it, especially all you 'altar-ready' ladies and gents.Just copy and paste the link. Ciao!

Beyond said...

congrats to toni and 9ice.... all the best.
Best of luck to shan... wish her quick recovery.
Have a great weekend y'all.

Anonymous said...

oooo its finally out thot u guys cld keep it away 4 a while longer . TP you couldnt wait abi Congrats 2 u guys.

Nigerian Drama Queen said...

Wow I never knew 9ice and TP were together. They make a cute and creative couple. Wish them all the best. Awww hope Shan George gets better soon!

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