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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

ASUU Strike: Please, “Bear With Us,” FG Appeals to Students, Parents

The Federal Government has appealed to university students and their parents to be patient as negotiations are ongoing with striking university lecturers.

Briefing journalists at the end of today’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, the Information Minister, Labaran Maku, said government was committed to “serious negotiations” with the university lecturers.

“We are appealing to our people, particularly parents and children of this nation, to bear with us, to show

PDP Congratulates APC AS INEC Confirms APC’s Registration as a Political Party

 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally given the green light to the long-drawn registration saga trailing the All Progressives Congress (APC) and has confirmed its registration today in a statement by the secretary to the commission, Abdullahi A. Kugama:

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the application by three political parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) – to merge into one, to be known as

ASUU Warns Post-UTME Candidates; Says Strike Won’t Be Over Until…

The striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned that successful candidates from the various 2013 post-UTME examinations to government owned Universities may not be recognized if offered admission.

The Chairman of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, ASUU chapter, Dr. Abdulfatai Jimoh, who was briefing journalists in Minna today on the level of compliance by his members to the industrial action, warned that “any student admitted through the on-going Post-UTME is on his or her own because

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Jim Iyke and Nadia Buari Showed Signs of Discomfort at Fashion Show- See What They Wore

Star couple Jim Iyke and Nadia Buari was spotted at a fashion show put together few days ago by designer Seyi Jones at Alisa hotel. 

The presence of the couple commanded lots of attention as they became cynosure of all eyes at their arrival. Cameramen fired shots at the ‘Nollywood golden couple’ which got them showing visible signs of

Nigerian Billionaire Oil Tycoon, Folorunsho Alakija, Spends N88million on Four G-Wagons for Sons

Mrs Folorunsho Alakija

The Alakija Four

In November 2012, Forbes named Mrs Folorunsho Alakija as the richest woman in Africa and one of the richest ladies in the world with a Net Worth of $600m which was about N94 billion and making her a replacement for Oprah Winfrey as the World’s Richest Black Woman.

She has an oil bloc that pulls in $1m equivalent of N160 million a day. Yes, you read that right!

The gorgeous Folorunsho Alakija recently doled out four of the alluring Mercedes

Multiple Bomb Blasts Hit Kano, at Least 29 Feared Dead, Scores Injured

Multiple bomb blasts reportedly occurred Monday night at a mostly Christian neighbourhood in the Sabon Gari area in Kano.

The blasts were said to have targetted Enugu Street in Sabon Gari, a street filled with outdoor bars and eateries where most of the non-indigenes reside. Resident Kola Oyebanji said he believed “beer parlours” were the target. “My house is not far from there, all my windows are shattered.”

The first bomb went off at about 9.12 p.m Monday night around Ibo/Enugu Road near the biggest Tennis playing ground Forest villa and the International Hotel in Sabongari.

Reports also reveal that armed militants shot at and killed several people at the bar as they scampered for safety, thereby increasing the death toll

Almost simultaneously, on New Road, opposite the Emir Ado Bayero Square, a second bomb also exploded. It happened about 9.15 p.m. A resident of the area confirmed the blast on New Road was not far from St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, a situation that made many believe that the church might have been the target.

A third one went off at about 9.30pm.

Residents described at least four blasts. “There is confusion all over the place. There were four huge explosions, so huge that they shook the whole area. Everywhere is enveloped in smoke and dust,” said Chinyere Madu, a fruit vendor.

Sabon Gari’s Security forces immediately condoned off both sites, which prevented people from moving closer to the places hit by the explosions.

Residents claimed that no fewer than twenty nine people were feared dead and scores injured.  

Lagos, Ogun Infiltrated by Boko Haram; Army Parades 42 suspects; Boko Haram plans to strike during Eid-el Fitri - SSS

Forty-two suspected members of the outlawed Boko Haram terrorist group were paraded before newsmen, on Monday 29th, July by the General Officer Commanding 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Obi Umahi in Lagos.

The suspects were arrested in various parts of Lagos and Ogun States between July 12 and 23.

Parading the suspects at the headquarters of the 81 Division, Gen. Obi Umahi, said they were seized during raids done in conjunction with intelligence operatives following plans by the sect to unleash terror in

Monday, 29 July 2013

Tonto Dike Uses Vulgar Language, Curses Nigerian Senators as She Addresses Child-marriage Issue

Actress Tonto Dikeh who has been ‘saying’ her mind lately on a whole lot of issues has, via her Facebook page, lashed out to Nigerian Senators on the highly controversial child marriage bill.
Below is her post, quoted verbatim:
  ‘Is so shameful that our so called stupid OgaAtDtop ar trying to bring back Under age marriage to our gra8 country Nigeria, how can u sit ur stupid ass in dat God 4saken

Job interview: A Two-Way Process - Your Turn to Ask Questions

In many situations, the questions you ask in an interview can be more revealing than the answers you give. Recruiters look for candidates who ask insightful questions as a result of listening to the questions asked throughout the recruitment process; they see candidates' questions for employers as clues about their analytical skills.

When you begin to think of the interview as a two-way process, you will see it is important for you to

#BBATHECHASE Tanzania’s Nando Disqualified after 9-Weeks ... for being himself? Get the Full Gist Here

Nando and Elikem during the showdown

Sunday July 28 saw Annabel and Sulu evicted from the 91-day reality show; Tanzania’s Nando disqualified; and Ghana’s Elikem issued his first strike by Big Brother.

This season Big Brother has imposed a Three Strike Rule applicable to Housemates who commit serious infringements with the third strike resulting in disqualification from the game.

22-year-old Nando from Tanzania was issued a first strike and a stern warning from Big Brother in week five of the show for carrying a knife to the Channel O Party.

Following a heated face-off instigated by Nando that saw him and fellow housemate Elikem exchanging fiery words late Friday night, Big Brother gathered all the Housemates in the living room after Sunday’s

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Governor Amaechi Condoles with First Lady over Mother’s Death – Exemplary Leadership?

On Thursday 25th July, Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Dame Judith Amaechi, commiserated with the nation’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, over the death of her mother, Mrs. Charity Iwari Obah, who lost her life in an auto crash on Monday 22 July, 2013.

Mrs. Amaechi in a statement issued in Port Harcourt said that “the death of Mrs. Obah is indeed a great loss to Rivers State in particular, especially the Obah’s family and the nation at large.”

Today, three days later, her husband and Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, has also condoled with the First Family of the country.

Governor Chibuike Amaechi, who said that he received the death of Madam Charity Oba with shock and sadness, said:

“It is with utmost shock and sadness that we received the news of the death of your dear mother, confident and cherished companion, Madam Oba. Yet in the midst of our pain, we must not forget that we are Christians and therefore, should not mourn like those without hope.

“It is our firm belief that our beloved Sisi has gone to a better place. Her charity and faith remain a hallmark not just in Oba-ama and Okrika but everywhere she lived. Her ever open arms and warm hospitality cannot be forgotten and remain as always, a beacon of hope and candle light that all who love her can cling unto.

“On behalf of my wife Judith, the Government and people of Rivers State, I want to assure you of our prayers and steadfast support at this very trying time, as we trust our ever faithful God to grant you and your family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”

Dame Patience Jonathan may indeed have son in Amaechi!

DJ Khaled Insists a Hip Hop Wedding is in the Offing…if Nicki Minaj Accepts $500,000 Diamond Ring

DJ Khaled poured his heart through a videotaped message which aired on MTV on July 25, pulling out a 10 karat radiant cut diamond ring worth about $500,000 and asking for Nicki Minaj’s hand in marriage.

“Nicki Minaj, I’m at MTV, I’m going to be honest with you; I love you. I like you, I want you, I want you to be mine,” Khaled said, his big puppy dog eyes looking into the camera.

“We got the same symptoms, we’re both suffering from success,” he continued. “if you gotta take your time and think about it, I understand, but I know I have to be here today to let you know how serious I am and how serious this is to me.”
Finally he popped the question: “Nicki Minaj, will you marry me?”

The rumour mill was in full spin as fans tried to guess if

Justin Bieber Surprises Selena Gomez by Attending 21st Birthday Party…and Guess What He Got Her!

Selena Gomez celebrated her birthday all-week with several birthday parties since she turned the big 21 on Monday (July 22) but for most of her 21st birthday week, it appeared that on-and-off boyfriend, Justin Bieber, was giving her the cold shoulder as he neither wished her a happy birthday on July 22 nor made any appearance at her festivities!

Reports suggested that Justin Bieber was NOT going to be doing anything whatsoever for Selena Gomez's 21st birthday, but it turns out the teen was just being coy and setting up a huge surprise. Justin wasn’t going to let Selena’s birthday pass by without a grand romantic gesture!

Biebs had everybody fooled because he just couldn't stay away from the

Saturday, 27 July 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Complete Photo Album From 73-year-old Tina Turner’s Wedding and the Details

Tina Turner has shared her personal wedding album with HELLO! The singer wore a striking Armani custom-designed green taffeta and a black silk tulle dress adorned with Swarovski crystals for her Buddhist-inspired wedding to German music producer Erwin Bach.

Tina Turner, 73, married her partner Erwin Bach, 57, in a star-studded civil ceremony at their Chateau Algonquin home on the banks of Lake Zurich in Kuesnacht, Switzerland.

The newlyweds then threw a star-studded bash at their Swiss villa estate on Lake Zurich to celebrate their nuptials at their Swiss villa estate on Lake Zurich on Sunday on July 21, 2013 to celebrate the nuptials. This is Bach's first marriage and Tina's second.

The singer and Bach have been together for 27 years after meeting at Heathrow Airport, but she told HELLO that she has finally reached a stage in her life that she calls her "Nirvana".
 “It’s that happiness that people talk about, when you wish for nothing, when you can finally take a deep breath and say, ‘Everything is good.’ It’s a wonderful place to be.”

The lavish affair was decorated with 70,000 red and yellow roses from Holland.

Among the 120 guests at the bash were high profile celebrity guests like Oprah Winfrey David Bowie, Giorgio Armani, Sade and Bryan Adams.

Tina who decided against the traditional white wedding dress and accessorized her gown with leggings and strappy heels, asked all her female guests to wear white while men donned formal suits and black ties, so the 73-year-old bride definitely stood out in her custom-designed green Armani wedding dress!

The What’s Love Got To Do With It singer also revealed how she found her frock for the occasion – after seeing it on a catwalk in Beijing, China.
She said:
 “I thought, ‘I gotta have that, even if I never wear it.’ Then I thought, ‘I know, that will be my wedding dress."

Turner has been practicing the Buddhist faith since the '70s. Within the Buddhist religion, colours play an important role and green symbolizes balance and harmony. Perhaps Tina's wedding dress colour of choice had more to do than just fashion...

And despite Turner’s Buddhist background, the ceremony reflected “the American tradition I grew up with, tailoring it a little bit to me,” she said.

Meanwhile, there was a security cordon erected around her property during the couple's big day as onlookers crowded in to catch a glimpse of proceedings. But police spokeswoman, Esther Suber, insisted the roped off zone was "not because Tina Turner wants this but to avoid many boats" crowding near the manor.

The couple jetted off to Italy after the wedding for their honeymoon.

More photos after the cut:

Friday, 26 July 2013

Nigerian Who Claims She Will Die within Weeks of Deportation Wins Right to Stay in the UK

Roseline Akhalu, a Nigerian transplant patient has won the right to remain in the UK following a second successful appeal against deportation.

Community volunteer Roseline Akhalu went to study at Leeds University in 2004 but was diagnosed with kidney failure soon after she

See Couple’s Wedding Invitation that Surpassed the Royal Baby in Popularity

The wedding invitation card

A Chicago couple's wedding invitation went viral on Wednesday, briefly surpassing the royal baby in popularity.

Katie Kerr and her husband-to-be, Chris Sabino, made guests check off their reason for attending or not attending their wedding in a clever and humourous RSVP.

Katie Kerr told ABC station WLS-TV, "the wedding invitation was even ahead of the royal baby but my phone really started blowing up after it got put on MSN".
Kerr added, "We wanted to have fun with it".

Read text of the invitation below:

Husband Stabs Wife to Death for Bearing Female Children

48-year-old Alayomide Emmanuel Taki from Abusoro area in Akure, Ondo was arrested and detained at the Ala divisional police station for allegedly killing his heavily pregnant wife during an early morning dispute for not being able to give birth to a male child.

Eye witness accounts say the suspect has been having a running battle with his deceased wife for over two years shortly after the woman gave birth to their fourth daughter.

Sources say trouble began a month ago before the brutal murder when the husband complained

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Want to Live Long? Here’s the Secret of Longevity from World’s Oldest Man

World's Oldest Man
According to Robert Young, senior Gerontology Consultant with Guinness World Records Ltd, 112-year-old Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez is world's oldest man after Jiroemon Kimura died June 12 at age 116.

Guinness World Records uses census reports, immigration papers, marriage records and news reports to confirm its record and said in a statement provided that 90 percent of all supercentenarians are female and world's oldest person is a 115-year-old Misao Okawa of Japan, a woman, while Salustiano is currently the only male born in 1901 with proof of birth.

Salustiano — whose nickname is "Shorty" —says, 'I'm an old man and let's leave it at that'.
 He also said he didn't feel he accomplished anything special just because he has lived longer than most, though, his
 “longevity can be attributed to eating one

First Lady Cuts Short Geneva trip; Dignitaries Condole with Her on Foster Mother’s Death

Nigerian First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, Wednesday night, at about 9.40pm, returned to the country from a three-day official trip to Geneva to receive an award as the Online Child Protection Champion from the International Telecommunication Union.

The first lady who lost her foster mother, Mrs. Charity Iwori-Oba, in an auto crash in Port Harcourt on Monday, returned earlier than scheduled from the trip as she was said to be devastated when the

INTRIGUING! Dog Bears Ring to Help Master Propose to Girlfriend [PHOTO]

Dogs are not only a man's best friend after all, but can also be a man's best wingman.

Spud, a 15-month-old black Labrador owned by John McCormack's had his back when McCormack decided to pop the question to girlfriend, Sarah Leighton.

McCormack tied the ring around Spud’s neck and told him, "OK, Spud. It's your time to shine, whatever you do, don't eat the box."

McCormack then sneakily asked Leighton to call Spud into the living room, where she was resting with

See Real Reason Why Tonto Dike Thinks Mercy Johnson Married Horribly!

It will be recalled that few weeks after Mercy Johnson indicated interest to return to Nollywood to resume what she knows how to do best, Tonto Dike went on social media to tweet this:

There’s no gainsaying that the tweet was directed at Mercy Johnson and the underlying reason has been disclosed.

A stakeholder in the movie industry has disclosed that Mercy Johnson’s short absence from the

Midnight Fire Consumes Two-Month-old Baby, Parents in Osun

The burnt house
A midnight inferno that razed a residence in Kajola community, Osun State, in the early hours of Wednesday has left a two-month old baby and her parents dead.

The couple, their baby and all the household gadgets of the family were burnt were consumed by the fire without anyone noticing in the neighbourhood.

One of the children of the deceased, who went for a vigil, wept uncontrollably when she returned home in

Mysterious Ibadan 'Strange Fish' is Baby Octopus - Police...or Maybe not! [PHOTO]

The fish seller and the 'strange fish'

While addressing reporters in his office in Ibadan on Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mohammed Ndabawa, debunked the story of a fish with human parts reported in Ibadan on Tuesday.

The police boss who displayed the fish to journalists said people were merely spreading falsehood on the internet concerning the fish that Ms. Salau, who bought the strange fish at Oke Ado, where she usually buys fish, claimed that it developed into a living being shortly after it defrosted.

The CP said the creature was strange to residents of Ibadan because they were not living in

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Royal Baby’s Name Revealed by Kate Middleton and Prince William – See the Significance

On Tuesday, when the royal couple debuted their newborn son in front of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, Prince William said they were “still working on a name,” while the Palace said the name would be “announced in due course.”

Many believed the name would not be announced for at least a week, since Princess Diana did not announce her William’s name in 1982 until one week after he was born. However, when Prince Harry was born two years later, his name was announced as part of the official note hung outside of Buckingham Palace.

Few hours after Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to the couple's Kensington Palace home to meet her grandson, Kate Middleton and Prince William revealed their baby name via a statement through Kensington Palace on Wednesday.

The palace statement read:

Selena Gomez’s 21st birthday – The Details and Pictures

Selena Gomez officially turned 21 on July 22, 2013, same day a certain royal baby arrived! And if you think she didn’t get plenty of birthday love because of that, you’ve got another think coming!

The Deets:

Saturday Night
* Selena honoured another birthday girl, Julianne Hough, at Hollywood’s swanky  Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California  on Saturday July 20, 2013 with her actress buddy, Lily Collins and

*Selena showed off her devilish twist as she stepped out in an LBD and feather boa with sheer polka dot sleeves, bold red lips and a headband of red devil horns that made her appear more like a bad girl.

*This also turned to her pre-birthday party as she was also treated to a leopard-print inspired cake in honor of her special day.

Sunday Night
* A bevy of friends surprised Selena in a graffiti-filled warehouse late Sunday night to usher in her big day.

Monday Morning
* She rang in the day by releasing a fun music video for her pop party track titled "Birthday".

*Selena tweeted a snap of the festivities with the caption, "Guess what... I'm

First Pictures of Royal Baby and Kate Middleton’s Fantastic Post-Natal Look

Kate Middleton and Prince William are back home at Kensington Palace after introducing the world to England's future king outside of St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday.

Wearing a fancy dress and having perfect hair is probably low on the list of priorities for an average woman who just gave birth.  But Kate Middleton isn’t an average woman.

When she, Prince William, and their new baby prince exited the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday, there were swarms of photographers and cameramen staking out the exits to capture the newly expanded royal family's departure, so who can blame the Duchess of Cambridge for wanting

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Lady Gaga Tops Forbes’ List of 10 Top-Earning Celebrity Under 30

This year’s wealth audit is female-dominated and stemmed from earnings between June 2012 and June 2013.  Seven of the list members are women. As in past year, athletes who ranked on the overall Celebrity 100 are excluded to keep the list more Hollywood focused.

1. Lady Gaga, age 27,
$80 million.
Ironically, Gaga once again ranks as the Under 30 celebrity who earned the most money shortly after landing second place on Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 list.

The Queen Monster would have earned even more if she had been able to finish her

Dayo Adeneye, D1 of Kennis Music, Buys N25m Bentley Continental GT [PHOTO]

Kennis Music number 2 man, Dayo Adeneye popularly known as Dayo D1, just got himself a white Bentley Continental GT. The executive car is said to be valued at about N25million.
Congratulations to him!

SENATOR Ayo Akinyelure Apologises in Tears, Says He Voted for Child Marriage Bill in Error

As massive protests continue to greet the Senate’s passage of a resolution to retain the provision of Section 29 (4) (b) of the 1999 Constitution, the people of Mr Akinyelure’s Senatorial District, Ondo Central Senatorial District, on Monday staged a peaceful protest in Akure, the State Capital, against the voting of the lawmaker representing them in the Senate for supporting the child marriage bill.

Under the section, a married underage girl is deemed to be an adult.

Senator Ayo Akinyelure was summoned by the constituents to a meeting held at the Cultural Centre

33 Royal Baby Facts That Answer Your Burning Royal Questions

The delightful bulletin being place at the palace forecourt by Badar Azim, a footman with the Royal Household, and Ailsa Anderson, the Queen's press secretary.

The large waiting crowd reading the bulletin
Royal Baby facts:

1. BBC News reported the wait of the Royal Baby with the phrase, "the people's pregnancy".

2. More than 250 reporters and camera crews from all corners of the world were assembled with Photographers’ step-ladders everywhere.

3. Some of the journalists were positioned at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital for two weeks.

4. During Prince William’s birth in 1982, reporters at the Lindo waiting were "entertained" by 2 young