After taking a snapshot of herself and lovely father of her daughter, Kanye West before his Miami concert on Friday evening, (as pictured above)Kim Kardarshian was joined by a group of pals at the American Airlines Arena, including BFF Jonathan Cheban, Gabrielle Union, Amber Ridinger and Adrienne Bosh, and they took the below…
Saturday, 30 November 2013
Newly wedded Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo are on cover of December edition of Genevieve Magazine. They revealed a lot about their relationship which they said stood the test of time. They stood strong and their love life which has produced two children already survived.
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On Saturday, a Mozambique Airlines plane en route to Angola crashed in a game park in northeast Namibia killing all 34 people on board. Flight TM 470 left Maputo on Friday for the Angolan capital of Luanda with 28 passengers and six crew members on board when it lost contact with air traffic controllers.
Going by the information reaching Julia Blaise Blog (JBB), Equity Concepts Entertainments and Asi B Films have signed a contract to co-produce KNOW YOUR MOVIES TV Game Show in South Africa. The signing took place after Discop Africa at Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg on November 6-8. The production of the game show kicks off in February next year 2014 said the CEO of Asi B Films, Mr Asi Mathaba – Executive CEO/Producer and Director.
The stage is now set for the second edition of the Association of Nollywood Core Producers (ANCOP) and the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) annual international film forum. The event comes up on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the prestigious Protea Hotel on Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. This is part of the capacity building and advocacy functions of ANCOP and FIAPF.
There is a new list of 100 Most Influential Africans, and five Nigerians from the entertainment sector made the list. They include, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Don Jazzy, Psquare and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
See their profile below:
Friday, 29 November 2013
On Wednesday Nov 27, 2013, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), arraigned Richard Onomeh Akaighe, before Justice Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Warri for obtained the sum of N28.3million from Anunwa Jeremiah through phony petroleum products supply deal.
Recall that last week, Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) reported that Nollywood actress and ex-Miss Delta state, LizzyGold Onuwaje will on Thursday Nov 28, 2013 stage a debate with topic, The Systematic Poor Quality if Education in Nigeria is Based on Who? Federal Government or Educators? for secondary school students in Delta state. I equally revealed that the winner of the competition will get a scholarship and brand new laptop from the actress' foundation, Gbubemi Care Foundation.
Foremost African financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank plc has upgrade its internet banking platform for all customers. The upgrade incorporates a new look and additional technical functionalities. The upgraded Internet Banking platform provides customers with a more user friendly way to carry out their online transactions and manage their services.
The two Woolwich killers, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, who cowardly and callous murdered a British soldier Lee Rigby in a London street in May, appeared in court again on Friday Nov 29, 2013.
Come December, UBA is giving incentives to encourage the bank’s customers to go cashless. The incentives are being announced in consideration of the fact that most people tend to shop heavily for the festive season in December, which forces them to carry around a significant amount of cash putting their money and their personal safety at risk. UBA is urging its customers to take advantage of all these offerings to carry out cashless transactions during the festive season.
Abuja Federal High Court has sentenced a Lebanese, Tahal Roda, to life imprisonment on terrorism charges. He was charged to court by the Department of State Security Services, SSS. Two other Lebanese, Mustapha Fawaz and Abdullah Thani, were freed of the same charges.
The MTV Base series entitled, Shuga was premiered at Silverbird Galleria on Tuesday November 26, 2013. The cast and crew of the series were there, they include, Tiwa Savage, Chris Attoh, Leonora Okine, Maria Okanrende, Emmanuel Ikubese, Dorcas Fapson, Kachi Nnochiri, Sharon Ezeamaka, Olumide Oworu, James Timini Egbuson and Okezie Morro. Others at the premiere were, Alex Ekubo, Damilola Adegbite, Tee Billz, Chidinma, Sound Sultan, Iyanya, Koch Okoye, Lola Maja-Okojevoh, Makida Moka, Praiz, Omotunde “Lolo”, Uru Eke, Tee-A, Banky W, Basketmouth, Olisa Adibua, Joyce Jacobs and Ehiz.
Ho Zhiliang is 24 and has lived his entire life with his heart beating just below the skin of his abdomen, as his heart is just below the skin in his abdomen. He was born with congenital cardiac exposure syndrome, a condition which is said to kill more than 90 per cent of patients at birth or shortly afterwards. To the surprise of many, he has survived the condition for 24 years till a doctor told his parents that his condition was rapidly deteriorating and that he required urgent surgery.
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Folafoluwa Oginni emerged the overall best pupil in the May/June 2012 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC), and is the current holder of WAEC’s National Distinction/Merit Award. She also scored the highest grade (Grade 1) in all her eight subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. Her cumulative score is 653.9318.
In line with leading global practices and in its quest to improve customer experience, First Bank of Nigeria Ltd, the Nation’s Number One Bank Brand has just recently upgraded its internet banking platform ‘FirstOnline. The new FirstOnline banking platform was upgraded to give customers more choice of accessing banking services without having to leave the comfort of their homes or offices. The upgraded platform now comes with enhanced security features, with multiple level security authentications such as two page login, personalized true stamp page, intelligent question and token authentication to protect customers from online fraudsters.
As Calabar gears up to make history as the home of the tallest Christmas tree in Africa, some A-list Nollywood acts have confirmed their participation at the tree-lighting ceremony. The Christmas tree-lighting ceremony which kick-starts the annual month-long Calabar Festival will take place at the Millennium Park in Calabar tomorrow Saturday Nov. 30.
Thursday, 28 November 2013
On Thursday, loyal partisans of All Progressives Congress (APC) embarked on a protest at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. The demonstration is to show their disapproval with INEC’s plan to conduct a supplementary election in Anambra after the previous one was declared inconclusive. The APC is demanding a total cancellation of the Anambra election and the protest held as planned despite opposition.
Ecobank Nigeria has announced the launch of a new service on its Retail Internet Banking platform, the Western Union Account Based Money Transfer service (WU ABMT). This Product allows customers to receive money through Western Union online twenty four hours, seven days a week. Ecobank said customers are able to receive money from 510, 000 Western Union agent locations worldwide directly to their Ecobank account in Nigeria.
The battle of supremacy between top actresses Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde dragged for many years, before they played alongside each other in the award winning movie, Ije, a development that made people to conclude that both parties have let the sleeping dog lie. It was believed that the two movie stars have become friends when the National President of Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima stepped into all the grievances between top actresses shortly after her inauguration.
The Most Beautiful Student in Nigeria (MBSN) Democracy, (2012/2013) the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Queen Jasmine’s Foundation, Jasmine Nkem Mbonu, is driving her foundation to the next level. This she started with her event tagged, Rage Against Rape (RAR), a campaign she held earlier this year after launching her foundation. Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) exclusively gathered that the Queen Jasmine’s Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is staging a new campaign, which involves reaching out to the destitute, less privileged and down-trodden. The vision of the Foundation started by the Nnamdi Azikwe University has its vision to eradicate attitude and discrimination against the poor and disabled, giving them the right to feel free amongst others in the society. Her mission is to create awareness and provide hope on the plight of people living in want and in disability
It is being speculated that President Jonathan has personally intervened to release the arrested former Niger Delta militant Asari Dokubo, and sent a Presidential Jet to ferry him back to Abuja after his 72 hour detention by unknown men in Benin Republic.
The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode who currently on trial for siphoning N19 billion during his 6 month tenure, has been exposed as Bianca Ojukwu’s internet troll. Last week, a group of Kemi Olunloyo’s former classmates posted an article online, titled ‘Is Kemi Omololu Olunloyo Nigeria’s worst liar?’ It was exposed that contrary to the impression given by Kemi Olunloyo that she grew up in the UK and had spent her teenage years in the UK, she had in fact grown up in Ibadan and spent only 1 year in the UK in from 1981-82 at age 19 and left without any ‘meaningful’ qualifications.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Veteran actress Eucharia Anunobi is one of the most popular actresses in Nollywood. Recall that during the mid 90s, this actress' face was number one on all the movie jackets that turned blockbuster home videos those days. The Imo born actress maintained this progress till 2000s when she became one of the veteran in Nollywood.
Photos of the visit after the cut:
November 27, 2013 is the day three of the 16 days Stand Against Domestic Violence, championed by Nollywood top actress Stella Damasus. A lot of Nigerians have already put on the orange colour shirt to join the fight against the abuse. Top stand-up comedian Julius Agwu queued among others with his orange colour shirt and a pregnancy costume.
Nollywood @20 Grand Awards will hold at Intercontinental Hotel Lagos this evening, and President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will be the special guest of honour. As reportedly earlier, few names have been removed from the first list I received, with other notable individuals in Nigeria and other veterans film makers coming making entrance as those that will be honored, saying the first list was wrong.
It was revealed on Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013 that former militant and Niger Delta activist, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic. It was speculated that his arrest and detention must politically motivated, designed to keep him out of political issues in Nigeria as 2015 elections approach.
His Lawyer, Festus Keyamo has however, confirmed that his detention is politically motivated. Read his comment below:
The popular Intercontinental Hotel Lagos will come alive today Nov. 27, 2013 as Nollywood @ 20 Grand Awards holds with President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as d special guest of honour. Red carpet starts at 5pm. Nollywood veterans who will be honoured include, Larri Williams, Zeb Ejiro, Adebayo Salami, Sadik Balewa, Idowu Phillips, Eddie Ugbomah, Tunji Bamishigbin, RMD, Genevive Nnaji, Tunde Kelani, Kenneth Nnebue.
Ambassador Joesph Chinedu Keshi has been appointed as United Bank for Africa (UBA) board chairman. Ambassador Keshi was appointed to the board of UBA in 2010 and was made vice chairman in 2011. He has over 35 years working experience at the highest levels of government as a career diplomat, serving as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, The Presidency, Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of Nigeria, The Hague, Netherlands and Consul-General of Nigeria, Atlanta, Georgia.
Few days back, it was rumored that Federal Government is issuing order to all 36 states of Nigeria to place an outright ban on the use of commercial motorcyclist (okada) as means of transportation. Right now, it is coming as a resolution issued at the recently concluded National Council on Transportation (NCT) meeting held in Lagos.
Clara Chime, wife of Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime is said to be a full-fledged psychiatrist patient now. She is reportedly receiving psychiatric treatment in the United Kingdom. Clara took the step of flying abroad for treatment, after a Port Harcourt based psychiatrist rejected her case, and referred her to a hospital in London. Clara’s case is so bad that she has to be kept inside for treatment.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
It has been disclosed that Nollywood actor Jim Iyke who has been touring the world round with his BFF, Nadia Buari, splashed over $5, 000 during their trip. From Accra, Ghana they traveled to Barcelona in Spain and later Zurich in Germany.
Here is how the expenses went:
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Roseline Seseboh, a 52-year-old trader wants court to free her from her 27-year-old marriage to a pastor on the allegation that the pastor wants to use her for money rituals. She revealed to Orile Agege Customary Court in Lagos that she had packed out of her matrimonial home because of her hubby, Oluwalomo’s plan. She disclosed to the court that her husband is too desperate to be wealthy and would not mind to sacrifice any of his family members.
Nigeria and Ghanaian stars to collaborate in producing theme song for 2013 Ovation Red Carol, organised by publishers of Ovation Magazine. Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) gathered that this year's event will hit Lagos like a storm.