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Saturday 14 July 2012

'Scandal is necessary for stardom' - MBGN 2012, Isabella Ayuk


Desmond Elliot's ‘In The Cupboard’ set for screening this August

Actor-turned Director/producer, Desmond Elliot is releasing his long-awaited movie, 'In The Cupboard' in cinemas, nationwide as from the 17th of  August 2012!  The movie which was successfully premiered in several cities is the U.S last year is finally set for release in Nigeria.

Drogba finally arrives in China *sad face*

The former Chelsea footballer signed with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua FC last month. He arrived in the country today July 14th. The photo on the left is the footballer with the club president at a press conference in Shanghai today. Photo on the right is the footballer with former team mate, Nicholas Anelka, who also now plays with the Chinese club.

A+ for creativity! Hehe


Arik Air flight bound for Abuja has near disaster in bad weather

Arik flight w3232 from Enugu to Abuja scheduled to depart Enugu at about 10:00am was delayed until 11:40am due to reports of approaching bad weather in Abuja.

According to an eyewitness, in a rush to get to Abuja before the start of the rains the pilot ignored all warnings and took the aircraft and passengers through an extremely turbulent flight.

Dear LIB readers: Will he ever propose?

Dear LIB readers, my dilemma is very simple. After being in a relationship with a man for almost six years and he hasn't proposed, what should I do?? I feel like I've put too much into this relationship to just walk away. Besides I'm already in my late twenties. Will he ever propose? How can I make him do so ASAP?

I see Kim K wears it too...:-)

You ladies see what I mean?

Photos from Rita Dominic's birthday party

The actress was a year older on Thursday July 12th. Photos from her birthday get together which held on location with costars and movie crew. More photos when you continue...

Funke A. Oloyede covers July edition of Genevieve magazine

Quite nice!

D'banj releases new single - Oyato

D'banj's new single Oyato will be released today Saturday July 14th. This is his first Nigerian release as an independent recording artist. The multiple-award-winning entertainer said 'Oyato' is his special dedication to his fans who have stood by him through it all.

Sylvester Stallone's 36 year old son found dead

Sylvester Stallone's eldest son, 36-year-old son Sage Stallone was found dead in his Hollywood apartment yesterday Friday July 13th. A rep of the LAPD said that he likely died of an overdose of pills, and that there is no suspicion of foul play or criminal activity.

Sage starred alongside his father in 1990's "Rocky V" when he was 14 years old. (Photo above). May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Davido acquires N12million 2012 Audi Q7

Omo Baba Olowo! Congrats!

Friday 13 July 2012

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler leave American Idol

Steven Tyler announced yesterday Thursday, July 12, 2012 that he will not be returning as a judge on American Idol."

Jennifer Lopez has announced that she's also leaving singing competition series. Her representative, Mark Young, said today Friday July 13th that Lopez is ending her time on the show.

That means the show's judging panel is down to just one person, Randy Jackson. I think they should replace JLo with Jennifer Hudson and Steven with Jason Mraz! :-)

Dear LIB readers: Please help me!

From a LIB reader
Before I begin, I'm 33 yrs old, full-time single mother to a beautiful 8 month old girl. I've been with my boyfriend for 5 years.The beginning of our relationship was great, perfect, we both love sex sometimes we have 2 or 3 times in a night until l started having some weird changes in my private part, increase in vaginal discharges and pain during sexual intercourse. l went to the hospital ,took some test and resort came out that i have Chlamdia (sexually transmitted disease). The honest truth is that l never had sex in 13 years. He knows it and he is the first guy I had unprotected sex with when we met .l kindly sat him down and asked him if he has had Chalmdia before or has had any unprotected with another woman.

Who wore it better? Abbiba vs Michelle Obama

Abbiba (centre) and Michelle Obama (right) wearing an Asos body-con dress with orange highlights. Who wore it better?

Deputy Governor and Shehu of Borno escape bomb attack

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Maiduguri Central Mosque in the capital city of Borno State, killing himself and at least five others.

It was gathered that among the dignitaries that were observing Friday prayers at the mosque were Deputy Governor Zannah Mustaphar and the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Kyari. Both men were evacuated alive after the attack. It is not yet clear if any was injured.

New Video: Illrymz - Teacher Teacher feat. Femi Kuti

Fire, Ice and Music! It is the collabo of the year as Illrymz featuring Femi Kuti bring Hip-hop and Afro-Beat with 'Teacher Teacher' video.

What to look out for? The fiery Femi Kuti in his element on the sax and with his voice. And then there is the super-cool Illrymz with his easy flow and catchy rhymes. Not forgetting the boundless energy, the gyrating females and never before seen footage from the New Afrika Shrine.

The video follows an original pure live performance format and was directed by Contagious Collective.

Missing NTA presenter

Alhaji Razaq Gawat is a popular presenter at NTA and the CEO of Gawat Communications. He handles an Islamic TV progamme during the Ramadan period. He left home on Tuesday July 10th and hasn't been seen since. The last they heard from him was when he called his wife around 5pm that Tuesday to tell her he was heading to Ikeja for a meeting.

His car was later found at Apongbon end of Eko Bridge, Lagos Island that same night. The matter has been reported at the Adeniji Adele Police Division.

Kanye West finally gets a phone...because of Kim K

Kanye West has never owned a phone, at least according to him. But he has finally relented and bought one...because of new girlfriend, Kim K.

Kanye West "doesn't like to be tied down by technology," says a source, and didn't have a cell before falling for Kim Kardashian.
"It frustrated Kim," adds the insider. "She had to call him through his bodyguard." But West recently caved and got a secret phone. Says a source, "He only uses it for Kim!"

Happy 78th birthday to a great icon, Prof Wole Soyinka

The author, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize winner was born 13th July 1934. There's a lecture at the Muson Centre today to mark his 78th birthday. Wishing him many more happy years ahead!

Thursday 12 July 2012

Ten Young African Millionaires To Watch

Jason Njoku of Iroko TV
Written by Forbes writer - Mfonobong Nsehe
There’s no money like young money. While African millionaires and billionaires like Onsi Sawiris, Raymond Ackerman, and Aliko Dangote may have more money than most of us can ever dream of, there’s one thing they can never buy: Youth. Even money has its limits.
But there are a handful of young Africans in their 20s and 30s who have built businesses and amassed enviable million-dollar fortunes. Call them million-dollar babies.
See the top ten after the cut...

Rapper Beanie Sigel sentenced to 2 years in prison for tax evasion

Former Roc-A-Fella Philadelphia rapper, Beanie Sigel, was today Thursday July 12th sentenced to two years in prison at the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia for failing to pay more than $728,000 in taxes dating back to 1999.

Dana Air Crash: Accident Investigation Bureau submit preliminary report

The Accident Investigation Bureau has submitted a preliminary report on the crash of Dana Air’s MD83 (5N-RAM) in Lagos on June 3, 2012. The report determines the main facts about flight 992. Read it below..
On 3rd June 2012 about 1545 hours[1], 5N-RAM, a Boeing MD-83, a domestic scheduled commercial flight, operated by Dana Airlines Limited as flight 992 (DAN 992), crashed into a densely populated area during a forced landing following a total loss of power in both engines while on approach to Muhammed Murtala Airport (LOS), Lagos, Nigeria. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and the airplane was on an instrument flight plan. All of the 153 persons aboard the airplane, including the 6 crew members were fatally injured. There were 10 confirmed ground fatalities. The airplane was destroyed.  There was post impact fire. The flight originated at Abuja (ABV) and the destination was LOS.

Suicide video: millionaire arsonist Michael Marin takes poison in court

Former Wall Street banker Michael Marin was facing 7 to 21 years in prison after a jury on Thursday June 28th convicted him of deliberately burning down his $3.5 million Phoenix mansion after it failed to sell at a charity auction.

After being convicted of Arson, the 53 year old millionaire collapsed in court and died. Shocking video from inside the courtroom has now emerged which showed Marin putting something in his mouth immediately after the guilty verdict was read, he then fell to the floor a few minutes later in convulsions. Marin was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators have now revealed that Marin killed himself by ingesting a poison sodium cyanide pill and it was all caught on tape. Marin also sent a delayed e-mail to his son before the verdict was read, talking about locations of wills and belongings should the courtroom outcome prove unfavorable. See the video of the tragic suicide after the cut...

Spinlet.com Featured Song of the Day

The Spinlet Featured Song of the Day is titled “OWAMBE” by DIPP. This Sexy Hunk is not only a Ladies man but is a bag of talent, he definitely shuts it down
with his amazing voice and awesome dance moves.

 The track was officially released today Exclusive to Spinlet. You can also check out his previous hits "Fly away" and "Good Gals Remix"

Go to www.spinlet.com, Get your Free Mobile Application and Download/Stream all the Hottest Joints on the Street!!!

Dear LIB readers: I'm cheating on my husband and I feel no guilt

From a LIB reader:
I've been married for a number of years now with four children and I was a very faithful wife until a few months ago when I discovered that my husband was having an affair with a close family friend. He had cheated on me many times in the past but this particular affair was the last straw. I decided to pay him back. It was supposed to be just that one time, but the affair has been going on for a few months now. My husband has started noticing my constant absence from our home and my distance from the marriage. I've also become very good at lying about my whereabouts. The issue right now is that despite the fact that I love my husband, I feel no guilt whatsoever. I've never even made any move to stop the affair. Does this make me a bad person? Is there any woman out there who can help me make sense of this? I didn't even know I was a woman capable of this. Why don't I feel guilty or care that I'm betraying my husband?

Designer Vera Wang splits from husband of 23 years

After 23 years of marriage and two children, foremost bridal designer, Vera Wang, 63, is set to divorce her husband, former tech company CEO, Arthur Becker.

Their publicist announced yesterday that their split was mutual and they remain devoted parents to their two daughters.

Who wore it better? Kim K vs LIB reader - Juliet

 Love the combo! Who wore it better?

Over 90 people die scooping fuel as tanker explodes in Rivers State

At least 90 people including women and children were burnt to death early today Thursday July 12th while scooping fuel from a fallen tanker at Okobe in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State. The fuel tanker crashed into some vehicles and fell, spilling its content but didn't immediately burst into flames. Unfortunately it exploded when residents of the area went to the scene to scoop fuel from the tanker.

Rivers State police spokesman Ben Ugwuegbulam explained:
Early this morning a tanker loaded with petrol fell in Okogbe and people trooped to the scene obviously to scoop the spilled fuel and suddenly there was fire resulting in casualties
A team of police officers, soldiers and emergency workers were dispatched to the scene, where burnt bodies were removed.

Bishop Oyedepo's N2billion assault case dismissed

Bishop Oyedepo this morning won his N2 billion assault case in court after Justice Ojo of the Ogun State high court dismissed the case on the grounds that the application lacked merit and that the 'slapped lady' remains a ghost victim.

A Lagos based lawyer, Robert Igbinedion, had filed a lawsuit on behalf of a girl who was filmed being slapped by the founder of Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) during a deliverance session a few years back. Mr Igbinedion failed to produce the girl, making it impossible to have a case against the Bishop.

Mag publishes intimate photo of Will & Kate on their honeymoon

Will and Kate are said to be pretty upset about this photo which shows the royal couple strolling hand-in-hand, wearing a swimwear on a beach in Seychelles during their honeymoon more than a year ago. The photo was exclusively obtained by Australian weekly magazine, Woman's Day. Until now, no single photo of the couple on their 'very private' honeymoon have been published, because the British press agreed not to.

Guess the paparazzi who took the photo decided to sell it to a magazine that owes nothing to the British royal family. Hehe! Anyway, Kate looks quite good in a bikini.

House summons Spanish Ambassador over visa denial to Nigerian Athletes

The House of Reps yesterday Wednesday July 11th invited the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Alvaro Castillo Aguilar (pictured above), to explain why their embassy denied visas to the Nigerian Contingent to the IAAF Junior championship.

The 24-man team was billed to participate in the International Association of Athletics Federations championship which commenced on Tuesday July 10th in Barcelona Spain, but couldn't make it because the Spanish embassy denied the delegation visa to the country. They later gave a flimsy excuse. *hiss*

The House has mandated its Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Sports to investigate the matter and submit a report.

Beauty of the day: Donna Adja

The talented Urhobo-born singer is popularly known as Donna Diva. She was the lead singer of the in-house band at Sheraton Hotel and Towers, before starting a solo career. She sang the hit song, 'shut up'. Donna is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

Patience Jonathan Appointed Permanent Secretary in Bayelsa State

Our dear first lady made history yesterday by becoming the first First Lady of Nigeria to be appointed Permanent Secretary in a State civil service. 

Mrs Jonathan and 17 others were appointed Perm Sec in the state civil service by the governor of Bayelsa State, Governor Seriake Dickson. The announcement was broadcast on the state radio station yesterday evening Wednesday July 11th.

Explaining their reason for the appointment, the senior special assistant to the governor on media affairs, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said that the First Lady was a teacher in the state’s civil service and has been on leave of absence since 1999 to join her  husband in his political service; first as a deputy governor, governor, vice president, then president. If not for the leave of absence, according to him, Mrs Jonathan would have risen to the status of a permanent secretary by now.

I see! How we ended up with clowns as 'rulers' still beats me!

Peter, Paul and Jude Okoye lose mum

The mother of Paul, Peter and Jude Okoye has sadly passed on. Mrs Josephine Okoye died last night in a hospital in India where she had been flown to for medical treatment. The nature of her illness was not disclosed. The devastated twin brothers, their elder brother Jude and manager may fly to India today to recieve the body of their mum. So sad. May her soul rest in peace...amen.

Which Lazy Picture Is The Most Creative?

Help decide the winner of ofilispeaks.com laziness photo-contest. The winner gets $300 (or a blackberry 9930) while the runner up gets $200 (or an Amazon Kindle fire). All you have to do is take a picture with Ofili's latest book "How Laziness Saved My Life" at work doing something lazy. Hurry...voting ends July 12th at 12 midnight (WAT). Click http://bit.ly/lazycontest to place your vote now by simply hitting the Like button.

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