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Saturday 22 February 2014

Garcelle Beauvais says Beyonce needs to cover up and stop being raunchy

In a recent interview with Hello Beautiful, 47 year old actress and mother of two Garcelle Beauvais said she's shocked at how women in entertainment show too much skin these days and says Beyonce can still be sexy without going overboard.
"For me, there's so many ways to be sexy without being overt about it. As I get older, I still want to be sexy, but I want to do it in a different way. I want to do it in a way that’s more classy.
Certain things are just too overt for kids. I love Beyonce. I love her. I think she’s beautiful and talented. But, I think there has to be a fine line where you have to take responsibility for what you do. I think it’s good to be sexy, but sexy can come across in so many different ways. It doesn’t have to be everything showing, out grinding all of the time."

Kano Emirate’s family celebrate CBN governor Sanusi’s suspension

ChannelsTV reports that members of the Kano emirate called Dabo Family Women Association gathered today to celebrate the suspension of the CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido.
Addressing a news conference at the Emir’s palace on Saturday, a family member, Hajia Binta Sanusi, said that the suspension was “an honour done to their son who served his country truthfully and was later rewarded with mischievous allegations”.
The women, comprising mothers, sisters and in-laws of the suspended apex bank governor, seemed happy even when some Nigerians have condemned the suspension.
They said there was no cause for alarm, as Sanusi had proved to be trust worthy, having transformed the Nigerian economy in five years.

Photos from rally against Pastor Tunde of Light of Hope Orphanage

In April 2013, the pastor and director of Light of Hope Orphanage, Akute, Ogun State, a man simply known as pastor Tunde was arrested by the police after two children in his orphanage accused him of rape. (Find the story here). The orphanage was closed down after his arrest, but he was later released.

Today Saturday February 22nd, some members of Human Rights Groups including Project Alert, Women Arise, Freedom for Abused Children heard Pastor Tunde was reopening the orphanage in Lambe, after relocating it from Akute and stormed the area to stop the orphanage from re-launching. They held a peaceful rally and called on the government to shut down the new orphanage.

But why would the government allow a man, accused by girls as young as 10 of raping them, to run an orphanage? Shouldn't they shut him down permanently? More photos from the rally after the cut

Waconzy acquires 2013 Mercedes Benz E-class worth N15million

Singer Waconzy who already has two Range Rover SUVs recently bought a 2013 Mercedes Benz E-class said to be worth about N15million. See more photos after the cut...

Phyno, Oritsefemi, Naeto C added to the Gidi Culture Festival lineup

Gidi Culture Festival today today announced that it has added Phyno, Oritse Femi and Naeto C to its already star-studded line up of artistes. 

The much anticipated beach festival which is set to take place at Elegushi private beach on Sunday, 2nd March, 2014 will also see artistes such as Orezi, Chidinma, Dammy Krane and Emma Nyra take the stage. Continue...

Can you spot the bird in this photo?

Hidden somewhere in this photo is the camouflage bird, the Nightjar. Can you spot it? See what the bird looks like after the cut and see if you can spot it in the pic...

Singer Emma Nyra shows off body in red swimwear

Looking good!

Watch Arowolo burst into tears after he was sentenced to death

After he was sentence to death by hanging by an Ikeja High Court, sitting in Lagos State, Akolade Arowolo burst into tears and began to pray. Watch...

Students of University of Ibadan protest Taiwo Shittu's murder

Students of the University of Ibadan went to the Iyaganku Police Division this morning Feb 22nd on a solidarity protest. They demanded to know what the police was doing about the rape and murder of one of their own, Taiwo Omolara Shittu. (Find the story here)

They met with the DPO of the police station and one of the officers at the state CID and expressed their displeasure with the level of levity with which the police at Alikia handled the case. The police had said the supposed suspect (the gardener)  'was incapable of such act'. It was a very peaceful but impactful protest. Continue to see more photos...

What on earth is going on at the National Stadium in Abuja?

As Nigeria begins to wrap up the Centenary activities, this great nation is preparing for the biggest event of the century, “Nigeria: A Nation United”. On January 1st 1914, Nigeria’s journey to nationhood commenced when the Northern and Southern Protectorates were amalgamated into one country by the colonial authorities....

'On Sanusi, the Opposition and Fifth Columnists' - By Reno Omokri

Article written by Reno Omokri, Special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media. Find below
The recent suspension of the erstwhile Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria has ignited a debate on Social Media and as has become typical with many pundits, the discourse has been dominated by sentiments rather than facts.
As Sanusi has indicated that he will be challenging his suspension in court, I will not make this piece about him and recent events surrounding him. Yes, I will cite some examples of double standards as regards the approach taken by some analysts, but in my view, the matter is now best left to the courts.

AY comedian releases new promo photos

Here are some photos from the comedian's recent photo-shoot to promote his annual AY Live Easter Sunday show. Funny and cute. Continue to see more photos...

You don port? (Continuation of See Finish Syndrome) by Charlyboy

A part 2 of Charly Boy's first article on See Finish Syndrome. Find it here. Check on it below..
When I published my piece about the death of desire in marriage/relationships (“See Finish Syndrome”) I didn't expect the kind of feedback I got on that matter, hummm see gobe!
It was clear to me that the marriage institution in Nigeria is in a big problem. Ninety percent of the overwhelming phone calls and emails were from angry, lonely, disgruntled and confused wives. It was then it hit me that millions of homes and marriage relationships are going through a very bad patch, wives are growing very disenchanted with their husbands and their relationship. Before I did the piece (see finish) apart from experiencing it personally, I have heard and seen so much sadness in too many homes that made me swear and ever determined not to allow my marriage be caught by the "See Finish" bug.

Friday 21 February 2014

Ecobank staff allegedly dies in police custody

According to reports and tweets from David Ekpo, a staff of Ecobank, Babatunde Oke was allegedly killed in police custody yesterday. Tunde (pictured above), who worked at the Ladipo Oluwole, Ogba branch of the bank, had been accused of fraud and handed over to the police.

Davido Ekpo claims Tunde died after severe torture by the police. He leaves behind a wife and two children, a 2 year old and a 5-month old. Continue to see more tweets...

Gogowé debuts new video - 'Waka'

Remember the beautiful Gogowe? Watch the music video for her debut single "Waka" where she empowers the ladies". Enjoy...

British couple conned into believing they'd had a baby by Nigerian doctor

A British couple spent 10 years trying to conceive. Then the husband's friend recommended herbal programme and introduced them to Dr Cletus Okolo in Lagos who they paid £4,500 for bags of herbs to help them conceive. The herbs made the woman swell up as if pregnant. Read full story below...

From Daily Mail
A couple’s desperation for a baby led them into a programme of bogus herbal treatments that convinced them she was pregnant and had given birth - until DNA tests proved it was a lie. The British couple, who have not been named, returned from the specialist hospital in Nigeria to bring up their 'daughter' in Britain when they were arrested, and the little girl seized.
They had gone to a doctor in Lagos, Nigeria, to spend more than £4,500 on 'herbs' in a last ditch attempt to conceive after a decade of trying. Miraculously, the substances they ate seemed to mimic the effects of pregnancy. Even a London GP believed the symptoms, issuing a maternity leave certificate.

Suspected killers of Prince Noel Tochukwu arrested and paraded

Two suspected killers of Prince Noel Tochukwu Unegbu, the US-based CEO of Imo Got Talent, who was shot dead in his room at Rapour Hotel in Owerri on February 4th, have been arrested by the Imo State police command.

The alleged killers, who are students of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education (AIFCE), Owerri, were paraded on Tuesday February 18th by the Imo State Police Command. The suspects are: Eze Charles Nnamdi, 22, a 400 level student of the college who hails from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State and Maduabuchi Augustine, 20, a 300 level student and a native of Ekwulobia in Anambra State.

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali told newsmen that two locally-made shot single barrel guns, 2 live cartridges and 2 axes were recovered from one of the suspect, Eze Charles Nnamdi. The police say the suspects are yet to reveal why they killed Prince Noel.

New Video: Nizzy ft Lola Rae - Egwu

New star Nizzy and fast-rising songstress Lola Rae are proud to debut their new music video for “Egwu” for your viewing pleasure. Shot on location in London and directed by Teekay, “Egwu” visuals see both Nizzy and Lola Rae in their elements as they bring the P2J-produced record further to life and highlight their individual showmanship and stage presence. Enjoy....

Graphic photos: Months old dead baby found near UNILAG canal

A dead baby girl was found this evening around 5.25pm by UNILAG canal close to the main gate of the school in Akoka, Lagos. The baby, dressed and wearing diapers, was already dead when people noticed and brought her out of the canal. Ants were seen all over her body. Such an unbelievably heart-wrenching sight. See it after the cut...*viewer discretion advised*

Actress Anita Joseph shows off hot body in sexy black lingerie

We haven't seen a pic of her in a bit. Maheeda kinda took over...:-)

Janet Jackson planning to divorce billionaire hubby after just 1year?

According to reports Janet Jackson is preparing to divorce her billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana after just one year of marriage...

From The National Enquirer
“Janet is ready to throw in the towel,” disclosed an insider. “She’s realized she made a colossal mistake in marrying Wissam. Janet gave up her career to be a dutiful wife – and she even took up Islam for him.”
But Wissam,39, who comes for the Middle Eastern State of Qatar, hasn’t made any sacrifices for his 47-year-old wife, according to the insider, who adds: “He travels constantly for work, and Janet wonders if he’s been tempted to stray.”
“She’s confided to a few close friends and (her mother) that she’s preparing to leave him. And she’s been calling friends at all hours, crying and saying how miserable she is.”

New video: M.I - Superhuman ft HHP

University of Ibadan student Taiwo Shittu raped & killed in her home

27 year old Taiwo Omolara Shittu (pictured above), a 500l student of the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, University of Ibadan, was attacked and killed on the 19th of February at her sister's home at Opeyemi street, Gbagi in Ibadan.

Her sister, who she lived with, returned home from work around 5:30pm on Wednesday to find Taiwo in the pool of her own blood, her pants down to her ankle, and a machete stained with blood on the bed. Taiwo had been attacked with the machete as there was an opening on her head.

A man who cuts grass for her sister has been arrested and is currently being held at Alakia Adenubi police station in Ibadan. The man, said to be in his early 30s, has denied any involvement in the murder but it was the machete he uses to cut grass that was found in the crime scene.

The case has been transferred to the State CID. As soon as I get more updates from late Taiwo's family, I will update you guys. So sad. May her soul rest in peace..amen.

MTN Redefines Love at Valentine Rave Party

MTN gave Nigerian youth a profound definition of love at the highly successful Valentine Rave Party which held at Eko Hotel & Suites on the 14th of February, 2014 – St. Valentine’s Day. By treating thousands of young Nigerians to live music performances by highly rated artistes and DJs like Jimmy Jatt and Neptune, the ICT company confirms its leadership in creating fun and meeting the desires of its customers. It was one event none who attended would forget in a hurry. Continue...

KUWTK episode featured Kim’s engagement ring before Kanye West proposed!

 More Kardashian fakery exposed by Radar Online. Find their report below... 
It’s just one more example of how Keeping Up With The Kardashians is fake, and scenes are edited to make the viewer believe what producers want them to - and RadarOnline has exclusively discovered the latest case in point.
On Sunday, Feb. 9 when an episode titled “A Surprise Engagement Pt. 1″ aired on E! it was supposed to be a lead into Kim Kardashian‘s big engagement to Kanye West which broke last Oct. Anyways, so everyone already knew but Radar discovered that Kim was already wearing her engagement ring, a full week before the next episode when she actually gets engaged.

Dear LIB readers: I found out about my man's other woman via BB

From a female LIB reader
It started about two months ago. There was this contact on my BB who updated her status based on what was happening with my man. One day she updated 'my boo is back, so happy'. My boyfriend had just returned from a trip to Europe. I didn't think much of it until she updated her status again saying she was in Port Harcourt. My boyfriend had left for Port Harcourt two days earlier. Then on January 22nd, she wished her boo a happy birthday. January 22nd is my boyfriend's birthday. Then on Val's day, she updated her status wishing her man a happy val's day and said she wished he was in town so she could spoil him. He was in South Africa with me. We returned on the 17th of February and when I checked her status, she'd updated with 'my boo is back' with love emoticon. I knew then that we were dating the same man. I confronted the idiot and he denied it so I decided to chat with the lady on my bb to find out more though I didn't let her know I was with the same man. She didn't mention his name but everything else she said proved it was him. He's been dating the lady for about 9 months. I've been with him for almost 2 years. Well, I have decided to dump his ass. I will not share a man with a cream seller. I buy my body cream from this lady and that's why she's on bb, not because she's my friend. So she can keep him seeing that he has no class. And you ode, I'm done with you.

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe turns 90, says not retiring yet

Zimbabwe's longest serving president, Robert Mugabe turned 90 today and in his address to his party faithfuls, said he's not ready to vacate the president's seat yet
"When the day comes and I retire, yes, sure, the day will come, but I do not want to leave my party in tatters. I want to leave it intact".
Mugabe has said that he would leave when he is 94years old, that would be in 2018, after completing his current tenure which he was elected for last year.

Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 34 years now since the country gained independence. He is the longest serving President in the whole of Africa and is also the oldest president Africa has ever had.

Photos: Oba of Benin 6th Son, Osama Erediauwa, set to wed

Osama Erediauwa, the 10th child and 6th son of the Oba of Benin is set to walk down the aisle with his girlfriend, Ebbah Patricia Edirin. The traditional and white wedding is scheduled to take place on 13th and 15th of March this year in Sapele and Benin respectively. 

Pat is from Sapele, Delta State and a graduate of International Studies & Diplomacy from University of Benin. See more photos of the couple after the cut...

Nokia/Maggi host food +photography night during 2014 SMW Lagos

On Monday, February 17th, Nokia and Maggi hosted a Food + Photography event tagged Eat. Shoot. Repeat. 

The event held at Nigeria's foremost cultural centre, Terra Kulture during the 2014 Social Media Week Lagos had guests feasted to a night of mouth-watering intercontinental dishes and classic cocktail, while sharing their stories of having a good meal with friends. Continue...

Wife killer Akolade Arowolo found guilty of murder, sentenced to death

Arowolo Akolade, the man who stabbed his banker wife to death on Friday June 24, 2011 after a domestic dispute at their home in Isolo, Lagos (read the story here), has been found guilty of her murder and has been sentenced to death.

Akolade appeared before trial judge Justice Lateefat Okunnu of the Ikeja High Court this morning Friday Feb. 21 and was found guilty on one-count of murder. The judge said the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that he killed his wife.

"I pronounce the defendant guilty and accordingly sentenced to death,” Justice Okunnu pronounced. Akolade burst into tears after the verdict was read.

Akolade and Titilayo had been married for only two years and had a young daughter when he brutally attacked her with a knife on his birthday after they argued. Arolowo claimed in court that Titi had attacked him with the knife and eventually turned the knife on herself. The court didn't buy his story.

Nigerian Driver's License accepted in Europe, US - FRSC

The Lagos Sector Commander FRSC, Chidi Nkwonta has said that the upgraded Driver's License being issued now in Nigeria can be used in 3 states in America as well as some countries in Europe.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday, Commander Nkwonta said in the US, the states of  Washington DC, California and Maryland recognize the Nigerian Driver's license while European countries such as Germany, Turkey, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Austria and Sweden also recognize the Nigerian Drivers License. He said the license can be used in these places for a period of time, after which their own licenses would be issued.

He said these countries have the security measures to detect whether a presented Nigerian License is fake or original. He said efforts are being made for more states in the US to accept the use of our national drivers license there.

New Video: Dr Sid - Kilon Wa

Here's the video to Kilon Wa off Dr Sid's Siduction album, directed by Daniel Ugo. Enjoy...

The Financial Reporting Council Report that got Sanusi suspended

President Jonathan's decision to suspend CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi yesterday Feb. 20th was based on a report of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCR dated June 7, 2013. In the report, FRCR ripped apart the 2012 audited financial statement of CBN and exposed what it termed as 'fraud', 'clear display of incompetence',and  'excesses and wastefulness of Sanusi and the CBN.'

The 13-page report claimed a whooping N1.257 billion was spent for 'lunch for policemen'. There were also bogus payments to airlines to distribute currency nationwide. The FRCR also claimed CBN has held an account with a balance of N1.423b for an unknown customer since 2008. The report had recommended the sack of Sanusi and his deputy.

You can read the full report here or continue to read a breakdown of the report..

Ada releases two new singles, Ope and I'm Rich remix

FreeNation INC proudly presents 2 fresh Singles by the indelible Ada. "Ope" (Prod by Oluwole Michael) #Lifted & "I'm Rich Remix" ft the Gifted Frank Edwards (Prod by Sokay) #SoFly. 

It’s so plain to see that Ada is here to stay for a very long time. So with love, we invite you to join us on this very unique journey. It’s the Gospel According to Ada! 

The very successful double disc #Lifted & #SoFly are now available in all the leading music stores near you and your street vendors. Play & download music through this link- Freenationinc.com/music

Gunmen abduct EFCC's suspect within Lagos court premises

Four gunmen yesterday Thursday February 20, abducted an alleged serial fraudster and suspect in two cases being handled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Find the EFCC press release signed by Wilson Uwujaren Ag. Head, Media & Publicity Unit on the abduction below.
The suspect, Princewill Arinze Nwobodo (alias Aboki J. Brown pictured above) was abducted by the gunmen within the precincts of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere where he was to be arraigned before Justice Aishat Opesanwo on a 4-count charge bordering on obtaining $ 92,000(Ninety-Two Thousand United States Dollar) under false pretense. The arraignment was deferred to March 27, 2014 as the court did not sit.

Photos from Osita Iheme's (Paw paw) birthday party

Actor Osita Iheme was a year older yesterday Thursday, February 20th and celebrated his day with friends and colleagues on a movie set in Enugu. His best buddy Chinedu Ikedieze was also there. Continue to see more photos....

Photos: Nigerian gay activists protest at Nigerian Embassy, London

PRO gay activists under the umbrella body of LGBTI (Members of the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transsexuals and Inter-sex) in the Diaspora held a peaceful rally yesterday February 20th outside the Nigerian High Commission, London, to protest the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act signed into law by President Jonathan.

The coordinator of the protest Davis Mac-Iyalla said he knows a few Nigerian leaders who are gays and lesbians "I know at least seven in both the Senate and House of Reps. They are in the minority and it will be wrong of me to mention their names, but they are there"

Some of the homosexual men even kissed in front of the embassy during the protest. Lol. See more photos after the cut.

Daniel Wilson sings a full music album for President Jonathan

After years of being off the music scene, popular 90s singer Daniel Wilson, more popularly known as 'Mister Ragamuffin' re-enters the industry by recording a 12-tracks music album with almost every track featuring lyrics about President Jonathan and his administration.

The first single taken from the album is titled 'Jonathan Dey Try'. Watch the video here for the first time anywhere

Campari Projects Cultures ThroughIconic 2014 Calendar

Campari, one of the leading global alcoholic spirits, has launched the 2014 edition of the annual Campari Calendar with the celebration of global cultural heritage as its main focus. 

With the theme “Worldwide Celebrations”, each month of the calendar focuses on a unique festival from a number of different cultures around the world. Through this intriguing new theme, Campari intends to highlight how cultures around the world have become more global than ever before, and reinterprets each celebration through its spirit made of passion, style and charisma. Continue...

Thursday 20 February 2014

Photos from Rihanna's 26th birthday party

Rihanna turned 26 today February 20th and had an intimate private birthday celebration with friends in Aspen, Colorado. She posted some photos on her instagram page. Check on them after the cut...

Photos: President Jonathan made a Grand Patron....once again!

Guess it's the season of investitures for our dear president. First was AGN, then Nigeria Supporters Club and now the Historical Society of Nigeria, all in one week. He was made the Grand Patron of the Historical Society of Nigeria at Aso Villa today. See more pics of his investiture after the cut...

Skales leaves EME

It's confirmed. Skales (pictured beside Banky W) has parted ways with Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) after over 3 years with the label. There was no fight, disagreement or any drama like that, the label just didn't renew his contract after the one they had with him expired in January 2014.

Skales has removed EME from all his social media accounts and is planning to manage his music career himself with the help of management company, M.et.al Management, going forward.

New music from 7year old Ozzy Bosco - Mama Africa

Following a successful 7th year Birthday Celebration and the grand opening of Ozzy Records corporate office, the amazing star-kid, OzzyBosco Wonderkid has returned with his first bang of year 2014 titled “Mama Africa”featuring dance Hall crooner, Lamboginny.

House of Reps reject Pres. Jonathan's decision to remove Sanusi

House of Reps members are fighting back! According to this tweet from Hon. Abike Dabiri, the House has rejected President Jonathan's decision to suspend Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as CBN governor.

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