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Saturday 31 December 2011

Clashes between rival ethnic groups in Ebonyi state leave 60 dead

Horrific news on the last day of 2011. From Reuters:
Clashes between rival ethnic groups in eastern Nigeria's Ebonyi state on Saturday Dec 31 killed at least 50 people, the state government spokesman said, and police said mobile units had been sent to the state to quell the violence.
The clashes erupted from a long running rivalry between the Ezza and Ezilo people of Ishielu district that periodically flares up.
With all these news of bombings, robbery attacks and now ethnic killings, I don't blame any foreigner who doesn't want to come to this country. Now Igbos are killing Igbos? SMH. Continue reading...

President Jonathan Declares State of Emergency in Parts of Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan has just issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in certain parts of Nigeria. The proclamation below...
Fellow Nigerians, it has become necessary to address you on recent events in some parts of the country that have threatened our collective security and shaken the foundations of our corporate existence as a nation.
You are all aware of the security challenges which the activities of the Boko Haram sect have foisted on the country. What began as sectarian crises in the North Eastern parts of the country has gradually evolved into terrorist activities in different parts of the country with attendant negative consequences on our national security.
Will declaring a state of emergency stop the bombings and killings? #Justasking. Continue reading...

My kind of girl..:-)

24yr old model, Rosie Huntington-Whitely climbs on top of her boyfriend, then checks out his 'package' while lounging at a poolside at their hotel. She's my kind of girl...lol. That's action star, Jason Statham, BTW.

Hausa Actress Rabi Ismail Escapes From Prison

Popular Hausa actress, Rabi Ismail, who was in July this year condemned to death by a court in Kano State for the murder of her boyfriend, has reportedly escaped from a prison in Hadejia, Jigawa State. She was awaiting hanging before she was discovered missing in her cell. The Jigawa State Prison Service have issued a search order for her capture. 

Question is; how did she escape?

Anyone surprised?

'Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends.'

Russell's legal team filed court documents at the Superior Court in Los Angeles yesterday citing 'irreconcilable differences.'

Why do these people even bother? Oh yeah, to boost their careers. *Nonsense people* :-)

Sorry I've been MIA for over 24hours...hung out with some 'crazy' people yesterday...:-). Even now I can barely keep my eyes open...ahhhh!

Friday 30 December 2011

OMG! I am 1976AD 2011 Person of the Year! *Screaming*

This is like the best thing anyone's ever written about me. I've never screamed after reading a story about me, until now. This is so humbling. Thanks to the guys at 1976AD.com

Here's what they wrote about me...
When Linda Ikeji began her self-titled blog back in 2006 a lot of people derided her efforts, saying it was merely a flash in the pan, bound to lead nowhere, with some even going as far as stating she ought to stick to her modeling career. Of particular note was a story done in National Encomium by popular gossip hag, Stella Dimoko Korkus, in which she all but dismissed any chance of Linda’s newest venture having any success.
5 years down the line not only has Linda proven her critics wrong, but her blog has emerged as what is unarguably the most popular, visible and commercially viable entertainment property in Nigeria’s corner of the Internet.
Wow! Please continue reading...

Eucharia Anunobi Ordained an Evangelist


The actress was on Dec 18th 2011 ordained an evangelist by pastors at Fresh Oil Ministry, Egbeda, Lagos. Congrats to Eucharia.

15 injured in Gombe hotel bomb blast

No fewer than 15 persons were injured in an explosion at a hotel located on the outskirts of Gombe.The attack occured on Wednesday night and came after a series of bombings on Christmas, Day, which killed at least 40 persons in Suleja, Jos and Damaturu.The Manager of the hotel, Mr. Ojiego Nelson, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Gombe on Thursday that three persons came to the hotel at about 10.13pm on Wednesday to explode a device.Nelson said he was at the gate of the hotel when the men, who were carrying guns, started "manhandling" the security man.

Smirnoff Midnight Circus Party Rocks Calabar! (More photos)

The fab event took place on the 22nd of Decemeber in Calabar. Continue to see more photos...

Susan Peters rocks in new photos

I think Susan is one of the best dressed Nigerian celebrity women, but people don't really pay attention to her dress sense because she's not like...you know...for want of a better word, glamourous?

Michael Jordan gets engaged to model girlfriend Yvette Prieto

The NBA legend, 48, is engaged to girlfriend of three years, Cuban-born model Yvette Prieto, 32.

Jordan reportedly popped the question on Christmas day. This will be his second marriage. He was previously married to Juanita Jordan for 17 years and they have three children. Juanita got $168million when she divorced Michael in 2006.

Get a pre-nup this time Michael!

Thursday 29 December 2011

Photo from Naeto C and Nicole Chukwueke's introduction

Naeto C and his wife-to-be, Nicole Chukwueke codedly did their introduction today. They didn't want it to be a media event but they forget I have peeps everywhere...lol.

A great way to end the year. Congrats guys. Now let's wait for the wedding proper next year!

Man shot to death at home. His pregnant wife arrested for his murder

Hadiza Afegbua, (pictured above right) yesterday December 28th, was arrested by police at Utako Division, Abuja, for the murder of her husband, Ibrahim Abutu, (pictured above with their child).

Ibrahim was killed in the Parakou Crescent home he shared with Hadiza and their child at Wuse II, Abuja, yesterday morning.

When police arrived at the couple's residence, Hadiza told them she was in the kitchen when she heard a gun shot and rushed towards the direction, only to find her husband shot. She and a few neighbors rushed him to the hospital where he eventually died.

Then the man's family went to police with their story. Continue reading.

Rihanna and Chris Brown Still In Love?

Rihanna and Chris Brown have a way of subliminally tweeting and professing their love for each other. Rihanna tweeted the above...a few minutes later, Chris Brown tweeted his. Awwwwww...

Young Aspiring Nigerian Rapper Killed in the US

A 24yr old aspiring Nigerian rapper, Frank Ikechukwu Amobi, was gunned down on Tuesday Dec 27th around 6:30am, while on his way to work, in the US.

The popular local rapper known as Frank Diggy, was killed while waiting for a bus near a bus stop in the White Oak neighborhood of Silver Spring, Montgomery County.

Police say it wasn't a random shoot, that Amobi had been targeted, but no one has been arrested for his murder and no other information was immediately available.

Before his death, Amobi faced charges including drug possession, theft and assault, but had been working hard to turn his life around. RIP, man.

Robbers Strike at Warri Main Market, Kill Couple and Two Others

This incident happened a week before Christmas at Warri main market in Delta State. A couple and two other traders who sell gold at the market were robbed of their merchandise and killed by armed robbers...

Photo taken a few hours after the incident by eyewitnesses when you continue...

Oh dear, not another girl!

At a Moet and Chandon sponsored party in one of the clubs in Lagos. Oh dear..:-)

Kim K, Olivia Wilde & Stephanie Okereke in Black Sequine Dresses

 Your favourite is...?

Man threatened to kill self on Christmas day. Is he still alive?

His name is Diano Ovie Richy and on Sunday December 25th he threatened to take his own life on his Facebook page. People are telling me he actually did, can't confirm that 100%! Anyone with more info should please share with the rest of us.

Meanwhile friends are leaving RIP messages on his facebook wall...so disheartening. The messages when you continue...

Governor Aliyu knows the sponsors of Boko Haram

The Governor of Niger State, while commiserating with victims of the St Theresa Church bombing two days ago said...
We know highly placed people up there as sponsors of the sect and it is time for Mr. President, security agents and all of us to go after the sponsors of the Boko Haram now. This is a pure act of terrorism and not religious."
They know the sponsors of Boko Haram and nobody is being arrested? If this president doesn't act fast, this country will be in serious crisis soon.

Egbesu Fraternity Claim Responsibility for Sapele Bombing

Young victim of the Sapele bombing at the Central hospital, Sapele
Egbesu Fraternity has claimed responsibility for the bombing of an Islamic school in Sapele which occurred on Tuesday Dec 27th and left seven children under the age of 9 seriously injured. 

Some men driving a Camry car threw a low-capacity explosive into a building where an Arabic class was taking place. No one died in the attack.

The fraternity has warned of more bombings of mosques in Delta State as retaliation for Boko Haram bombings of Christians in the north and have also asked all Hausas and Muslims to leave the South South or face more bombings. 

Is this what Nigeria has degenerated to?

Fulani Herdsmen strike again in Jos. Kill family of three

Two nights ago, attackers suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, killed a family of three in Wereng Village in Kuru Station of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Philip Francis, his wife Simi, and their young daughter Nera, were butchered to death around 11pm on Tuesday Dec 27th as they slept in their home.

Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana Dating

E! News is reporting that the actors who costarred in the movie - The Words, are dating and are extremely happy together. They've been seeing each other for just a few weeks.

Zoe ended her 11 year relationship with ex-fiance, Keith Britton, last month and Bradley has been mostly single after ending his two-year romance with actress, Renee Zellweger.

In Hollywood, everybody sleeps with dates everybody!

I am alive, says man reported killed at Lekki toll gate protest

Eleven days after he was reportedly killed during a protest against toll collection on the 49- kilometre Lekki-Epe Expressway, Mr. Femi Ogunsanya yesterday said it was all a ruse.

Ogunsanya, 39, was reported to have been killed by thugs allegedly hired by the Lagos State government to stop the protest. The government denied this and persuaded the police to release those arrested.

But Ogunsanya said yesterday he is not only alive, but hale and hearty.  He spoke at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos Mainland.

Nancy Maduka: Alive because she refused to go to church

13 year old Nancy Maduka is alive today because she refused to go to church on Christmas day. She pleaded with her parents to allow her skip church to enable her fix her hair. When it became evident that she was not ready to go with them, her mother, in annoyance, left her with some money and directed her to put finishing touches to all the food items bought for the Christmas celebration.

Her mother Jennifer Maduka, her father Francis Maduka, and two older sisters left for church. A few hours later, they were all killed in a bomb blast at St Theresa Catholic church, Suleja.

Continue reading...

Tweet of the day...

A tweet from Gideon Okeke, a Tinsel actor. Is he calling the writers out? #justasking! And for those who watch Tinsel, are the writers not doing a good job?

Kaffy Dancequeen Welcomes Baby Boy

Nigerian Dance Queen and Guinness Book of Records holder (for dancing 53 Hours and 30 minutes non stop), Kafayat Shafau popularly Known as Kaffy, delivered a bouncing a baby boy yesterday afternoon at a hospital in Lagos.

The CEO of Imagneto Dance Company is engaged to her baby daddy, Joseph Ameh, P-Square's chief guitarist. Congrats to them!

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Cross River State to sue Rick Ross for Breach of Contract

The Cross River State Government stated in a BB messenger broadcast today that they've hired lawyers in the US to sue rapper, Rick Ross, for breach of contract.

Rick Ross was scheduled to perform today Dec 28th at the Calabar Carnival, and he collected his full performance fee, but then didn't show up for reasons he termed 'unfulfilled contractual obligations'.

Not only do the Cross River State Govt want their money back, they are also seeking damages.

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