One of the Nigerian leading bank, Ecobank had its top security staff pay courtesy visit to Oyo Police Command recently. (as pictured above). Those present at the visit include, Mrs. Oluyemisi Olukoya, Country Head. Compliance, Ecobank Nigeria; Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, Mohammed Indanbawa and Mr. Peter Okoloh, Head, Security, Ecobank.
Friday, 31 January 2014
Frequent travellers in and out of Nigeria now have the chance of making flight, hotel and bus service bookings from the comfort of their palms with the introduction of the Wakanow Mobile app. The app which is can be downloaded from the Android and BlackBerry Stores brings the convenience of accessing the services available on the Wakanow website (www.wakanow.com) to mobile devices. To read more on the app, please click
Super Eagles & Fenerbahce striker, Emmanuel Emenike, is currently battling car dealers Coscharis, over a jeep he acquired for more than N18million ($100,000) but has since developed a fault.
Emenike is not happy, after he sent back the BMW X6 to the company and has not gotten it back. The car developed a problem, just a year after he bought it and the powerful frontman has since splashed another N10m on a Sienna Jeep in the interim.
Efforts to increase access to power infrastructure in Africa has received a boost with a US$350million financing agreement between global infrastructure giant General Electric and one of Africa’s leading financial institutions, Standard Bank. The partnership seeks to provide affordable access to power infrastructure to augment traditional large scale grid capacity development. The partnership will target 10 priority countries: Nigeria, Angola, Tanzania, South Africa and Ghana. Others are Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda, Ethiopia and South Sudan. Financing activity will center on project finance, equipment finance, trade finance and advisory.
The Group Managing Director/CEO of Diamond Bank Plc, Dr. Alex Otti, has called for investment in the nation’s aviation sector as a way of boosting the national economy. Otti made the call at the just concluded Aviation Investment Forum organized by the Federal Ministry of Aviation to showcase opportunities for stakeholder buy-in in the sector. The event was sponsored by Diamond Bank Plc, a leading commercial bank in Nigeria.
With this revelation, Wande Coal could be termed one of the most secretive entertainment celebrities. The crooner of Mushin 2 Mohits disclosed that he has a son who is already 5 years old, called Coal Jnr but he kept it a secret all the while.
Wande Coal revealed this in a recent interview:
Okafor Obinna Michael, a cell phone dealer at Computer Village, Lagos has been nabbed with 22.490kg of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis. The suspect, who hails from Aguata, Anambra state was arrested while attempting to board an Emirate flight to China at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA). The drug was disguised as food ingredients labeled African Food Source. He concealed the cannabis in foodstuff and spices.
Recall that earlier today, Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) published a reported that depicted actor Joseph Benjamin as the current Nollywood’s serial lover boy. Just few hours from that time, the actor shared his photos with Ghanaian movie star, Joselyn Dumas. They have been working together on set for some days, but it appears more just a movie is beginning happen between them. The handsome actor wrote: “Fun moments with @joselyn_dumas she aiit she rocks joeben certified you can take that to da bank”, he captioned the image.
The photo above shows Eku Edewor, her twin sister Kessiana and their lovely father. The Studio 53 Extra co-host shared the photos on Thursday Jan 30, 2014 as her father added extra year. “Happy Birthday Daddy!!! #family #love #daddystillgotit #ageaintnothingbutanumber #bithday” she captioned the photo.
Miss Ololade Aina is battling chronic life-threatening kidney ailment and needs N8.1 million for a transplant abroad to remain alive. On September 5, 1985, jubilation and joy enveloped the family of Mr and Mrs Aina who were residents of Lagos but indigenous to Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State. That was at the birth of their beautiful daughter Ololade who is now 28 years old. She is the second out of three children of Mrs Abioye Aina.
You can read it here if you missed it. It was revealed that AMP members insisted that Obahiagbon is too broke financially, goes about to beg money and cannot even afford the electoral form, as a result he was asked to withdraw from the contest.
Nollywood is having a sad face, as two actors have bowed out of the industry. Actor Charles Warren died on Thursday night in a hospital in Lagos, after brief illness. He was said to have complained of severe chest pains, and was rushed to the hospital where he died. Charles Warren played sub-lead roles in numerous movies such as, State of Emergency, Law 58 and many others. A popular comic actor, Shehu Jibril, otherwise known as Golobo from the Hausa sector of the industry, popularly called Kannywood died on Thursday morning in his hometown, Talatan Mafara, Zamfara state.
Nollywood actor, and MTN Project Fame anchor, Joseph Benjamin has been rated by Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) as the Most Married Man in Nollywood. This is because, the actor is almost getting married to all top actresses in his movies. Although various actors such as, Ramsey Nouah, Emeka Ikeh and others have played the roles of lover boys in the industry, Joseph Benjamin has played the married man role very often that one can conclude he has been stereotype.
Thursday, 30 January 2014
On Thursday Jan 30, 2014 members of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners (ANTP) gathered in Ibadan, Oyo state in Federal High Court 3 to resolve the leadership hitches in the association. The leadership crisis dates back to February 10, 2010 between star actor, Dele Odule and theatre practitioner, Victor Ashaolu. It was eventually decided by Justice Bolaji Yussuf that Victor Ashaolu is the legal ANTP leader.
Recall that Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) hinted that President Goodluck Jonathan arrived Addis Ababa, Ethopia for the 22nd Summit of the African Union earlier today Jan 30, 2014. You can see it here. It was a gathering of the heads of states and governments , as former Nigerian heads of states Olusegun Obasanjo and Abdulsalami Abubakar were present. The AU had earlier declared 2014 as The Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa. The event is themed “Transforming Africa’s Agriculture: Harnessing Opportunities for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development”. Jonathan as well as the participating heads of states and government launched the year of agriculture which coincides with the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme.
Top Nigerian musician, Seun Anikulapo-Kuti has called on the Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala informing that her economy policies are not for Nigerian youths. He insisted that Nigerian youth, even Senators agree with his new single entitled, IMF. He maintained that Dr Okonjo-Iweala’s economic policies are not for us, as it appears she works for IMF and World Bank. “Despite all her big grammars, hunger is still hitting hard on the citizens, the youth are still suffering unemployment and it is still very hard to get ordinary water without paying for it.
See his comment below:
Chain of celebrity and dancing restaurants, O’jez is now in Ikeja, heart of Lagos. It will be officially open for business on February 1, 2014. Situated inside the premises of Ikeja Club on 23, Obafemi Awolowo Way, the classy celebrity restaurant is an upgraded version of its parent restaurant inside the National Stadium premises, Surulere and Opebi Link Road, Opebi, all in Lagos. “We always try to outdo ourselves when we open new outlets while we upgrade old ones to meet the present day standards, so yes, O’jez Ikeja is the new thing in celebrity restaurant in Lagos and Nigeria and this is just gain saying, a visit will convince you about what I am saying,” Chief Joseph Odobeatu, Chief Executive Officer, O’jez Groups said in statement signed by his Media Company, Media Image Managers, MIM.
Tracy Nwafor is a talented creative mind, as she has chosen a vocation that has nothing to do with educational background. Tracy is a graduate of Food and Science Technology from Yabatech, an industrial trained GTB staff, but her passion for creativity led her to become a professional makeup artist. She has done a lot of makeup jobs which range from wedding to TV series. She is the Principal and CEO of Page T Makeup Studio, and always loved working with make up to create beauty as far back as her childhood days and “always played around with her mom’s make up kits and making a mess of it," she told Julia Blaise Blog (JBB).
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The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), in Taraba State, Barrister G.T. Katabs, has disclosed that the online video which showed the ailing Governor, Danbaba Suntai saying he was unfit to return to office as governor of the state was fake and scandalous. The governor, in a video interview circulated in the social media lamented his drinking habit which he described as ‘unfortunate.’
On Wednesday Jan 29, 2014 veteran actor, producer Prince Jide Kosoko was honoured by top filmmakers in an event organized by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Best of Nollywood, Seun Oloketuyi. Prince Kosoko, who has starred in over 200 movies clocked 60 on Jan 12, 2014, but a two-in-one party was organized for him on Jan 29. The event kicked off in the morning, with a lecture titled “Paradigm Shift to Excellence and Global Market”, delivered by Obi Asika, while the big party held at Troy Lounge, Ogba, Lagos. Those present at the event include, Ayo Joseph, Senator Ganiyu Solomon and Rt Hon. Ikuforiji, Fidelis Duker and wife, Tope Duker, Wemimo Ogunde, Steve Ayorinde, Afolabi Adesonya, Zik Zulu Okafor, Mike Nliam, Aishat Omoge Campus, Toyosi Adesanya, Ngozi Nwosu, Femi Davies, Kiffi and Shina Oyetayo.
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
In the world of beauty, fashion, pageant, excellent, intelligent, modeling, culture and tourism representing Nigeria and Africa; it is very pertinent to remember the likes of Agbani Darego, Oluchi, Ojy Okpe, Precious Okon, Dabota Lawson, RoseMary Okeke, Joan Okorodudu, Bianca Ojukwu, Lisa Campbell, Annah Banner and the youngest among them, Daniella Okoye, who conquered Europe by emerging The Little Princess Universe and World 2012/2013 in Turkey. She beat other 52 contestant from the globe. She became the Most Beautiful Girl in Matter Dei Nursery & Primary and that qualifies her to contest at the Little Charming Kid in Nigeria, where she also emergeed the winner and automatically she got the ticket to represent Nigeria in Buldrun Turkey.
Ace stand-up comedian and Master of Ceremony, Gbenga Adeyinka De 1st is taking his 2014 Evolution of Laffmattazz to Ibadan, Oyo state on Sunday April 20, 14. According to the Comedian of Federal Republic (CFR), the event will leverage comedy lovers in this region the opportunity to wine and dine with their favorite entertainment celebrities. “THE KINGS ARE COMING...Come wine and dine with the kings of entertainment at THE EVOLUTION of Laffmattazz in Ibadan,” he stated. Those slated to perform at the show include, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Ali Baba, Julius Agwu, Tuface Idibia, Okey Bakassi, MI, Wande Cole and many others.
The Corporate Communication, Diamond Bank Plc, has debunked the story making rounds that the Group Managing Director of the bank, Dr. Alex Otti is involved in a fraud case, and is currently undergoing investigation by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). According to them, the report is false and libel, as Dr. Otti has never been involved in any case of fraud pending before the EFCC.
See their statement made available to Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) below:
On Wednesday Jan 29, 2014, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), suffered again following the defection of 11 Senators elected on its platform to the All Progressives Congress (APC). This was made known by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, APC interim publicity secretary.
See statement below:
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you can see it here if you missed it. Again, she still showing too much love to her dogs as pictured above.
The premiere of the film entitled, Torera is said to be one of the biggest movie events this first quarter. Produced by top actress Faithia Balogun Williams, preparations are already hitting up for the premiere. The premiere is scheduled to hold on Sunday February 23, 2014 at 10 Degrees events centre, Oregun, Lagos.
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Thinking that Monalisa Magazine is all that Nollywood sultry actress, Monalisa Chinda has got moving for her lately? The answer is No, as she is working on the set of popular TV brand entitled, OGE thick with her pretty face. She is on the set with Ireti Doyle. The excited actress declared this few minutes back when she stated: "On the set of popular TV brand (OGE) with Ireti Doyle."
Film director and the former husband of top actress, Doris Simeon, Daniel Ademinokan, who is allegedly cohabiting with actress Stella Damasus in far away United States of America, has gone spiritual. The gorgeous filmmaker disclosed that he is getting closer to God each day, and now dwells in spiritual state of mind. “Proudly in a 'Spiritual State of Mind'. Loving God more each day,” he stated. If this is for real, then we are getting closer.
FBN Holdings Plc yesterday unveiled a new corporate logo which marks the transformation of the parent bank and its subsidiaries within and beyond Nigerian boundary where their operations are visible. Announcing the unveiling of the bank new image, the Chief Executive Officer of FBN Holdings, Mr. Mallam Bello Maccido, said that the new identity represents the new tradition, position and vision of the company. He reiterated that the new corporate identity still preserves the brand identity and heritage.
Information reaching Julia Blaise Blog (JBB), a ghastly motor accident, which led to an explosion just occurred on Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos. The accident left a 14-seater bus burnt to ashes. According to eye witnesses, the vehicle lost control because of overload, somersaulted and caught fire. There are few injured passengers but thankfully no lost lives have been reported. The explosion has caused a terrible traffic jam towards the end of the bridge.
Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) can confirm that the much anticipated Nigerian Idol season 4 held its first round of auditions on Saturday, January 25 in Benin City, the Edo state capital. The competition which is sponsored by most innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat, recorded a large pool of talented youths who came out to take their shot at musical stardom. Auditions began at the Excalibur Hotel, G.R.A Benin, after the state’s environmental sanitation exercise. Nigerian Idol hopefuls gathered from different locations in the state and its environs for a chance to secure a spot in the next round of the competition. Each with their different interpretation of music, stage names and regalia were in high spirits as they waited in line for their turn to impress the selectors.
The organisers of AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), in association with MultiChoice and Amstel Malta, have announced the names of the three hosts for the gala ceremony. According to them, the event will be co-hosted by IK Osakioduwa, Osas Ighodaro and Vimbai Mutinhiri, all of whom are part of AfricaMagic’s onscreen family.
The former FCT Minister, Nasir El-Rufai has been released on bail by the State Security Service (SSS) hours after he surrendered to them. You can read it here if you missed it. Mallam El-Rufai was released on Tuesday Jan 28, 2014 after about 15 hours in SSS custody. He still pictured with Rivers governor Rotimi Amaechi, who went to SSS with on Jan 27, 2014.
Pop star Dapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj will be at the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this week to help ONE organization officially launch its “Year of Agriculture” campaign. Banga Lee will also unveil the official name and logo of the campaign, as well as launch ONE’s online petition calling on leaders to invest more and better in agriculture. In February, he will also lead top artistes from around the continent to record a song produced by Nigerian producer Cobhams Asuquo and music video. It is aimed at promoting agriculture among youths in Africa.