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Friday, 28 February 2014

Chris Stephen Apologises to Kim Kardashian for Mimicking Kanye West

Chris Stephen, who came up to Kim Kardashian in black face at the Vienna Opera Ball, pretending to be Kanye West has duely apologized to the TV personality. He claims the entire encounter was a misunderstanding  and that he did not mean to offend Kim.

Omoni Oboli, Munachi Abi, Others Headline House of Tara Studio Opening

The beauty brand House of Tara officially launched its new luxury studio at the Centro Mall, Lekki, Lagos, on Sunday February 23, 2014. Top showbiz people headlined the event, and they include, Omoni Oboli, Toke Makinwa, Munachi Abi, Mai Atafo, Omawunmi Akinnifesi, Linda Ejiofor, Anna Ebiere Banner and many others.

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Adamawa Gov Nyako Escapes Boko Haram Attack

Unknown gunmen believed to be members of Boko Haram sect have allegedly attacked the convoy of the governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako. The ugly incident occurred early today at Shuwari area of the State, as the governor was returning from paying a condolence visit to victims of Boko Haram attacks two days ago. The governor was said to have escaped unhurt in an escort vehicle. No casualties were recorded on the attack on the governor’s convoy.

Eto'o Gives Davido Brand New Rolex Watch + Photos of His UK Tour

Pop singer Davido recently had a tour to United Kingdom, where he performed at, Gladesmore Community School, London. He equally visited Chelsea's striker, Samuel Eto and actually got the gift of brand new Rolex wrist watch from the footballer. “Thanks for the gift big bro!!! Brand new rose gold Rolex!!! @setoo9,” he stated.

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Tiwa Savage Announces Opening of New Forte Oil Mega Station

Mavin records first lady and face of Forte Oil, Tiwa Savage has announced that Forte Oil has opened new mega fuel station at Lekki Phase 1. She wrote,  “New mega station now open @ lekki phase 1 roundabout, you get to buy your fuel in a clean and classy environment #qualitysince1964 #forteoil #best numerouno.”

Boko Haram Kingpin Arrested in Makurdi

A man suspected to be a Boko Haram kingpin on a mission to unleash terror in Benue State has been nabbed by men of the state police command in Makurdi. The special adviser to Governor Gabriel Suswam on media, Dr Cletus Akwaya, said the suspected terrorist was arrested on Tuesday. It stated that “the Boko Haram agent (name withheld), a Fulani, who hails from Taraba State, was arrested by the police at the Kanshio area of Makurdi following a tip-off.

Photos of FRSC Officer Manhandling Driver In Akure Over Bribe

The officer of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), identified as Oladele was pictured yesterday in Akure, Ondo state capital, manhandling a poor citizen of this country over his alleged refusal to give bribe. According to Motun Ojo, who identified herself as the owner of the car that was stopped by the officer, she refused to give bribe and her driver was beaten by the officer.

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Sanusi’s Court Hearing Comes March 21

Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday fixed March 21 to hear a motion filed by the suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, seeking enforcement of his fundamental right. Lamido had filed the suit through his counsel, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo (SAN), seeking an order restraining the police and officers of the State Security Service (SSS) from arresting, detaining or otherwise harassing him. Joined as first to third respondents in the suit are: The Attorney General of the Federation, Inspector General of Police and the SSS.

Singer Jaywon Signs Endorsement Deal with PZ

The talented singer and Kennis Music artiste, Jaywon has signed a deal with PZ Cussons Company. He signed the endorsement deal with the CoolWorld Electrical Retail Stores, the retail business unit of PZ Cussons Company. The platform will be using Jaywon’s song entitled, This Year for their promotional jingles and well as performances in and outside Lagos , to enhance PZ Cool World Nigeria Valentines gift to their costumers.

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Meet the Newest Kid on Mavin Records, Korede Bello

The boss of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy has unveiled the newest artiste on the label, Korede Bello. The young soul sensational singer christened, Korede Bello is ready to take you on a good music spree. His songs are often times straight from the heart. Often inspired by his environment, sometimes hilarious but with a deeper meaning which documents the struggle of a young African trying to achieve his dreams. The Mass Communication student is a victim of Leap year, thats why today is a special birth day to officially welcome his first single from Mavin Records.

Photos of Genevieve Nnaji Between 1999/2013

This photos of Genevieve Nnaji is a huge transition to new personality..hard work pays and both people and things will always get better.

Tonto Dikeh Talks About Lesbianism

Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has gotten her fair share of negative stories written about her being a lesbian, which she has constantly denied. However, this morning, she took to social media to talk about lesbianism and those who practice it in a more confusing manner. Read her comment below and make your conclusions:

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Photo: IFC Annual Global Trade Partners Meeting In Lisbon

The International Finance Corporation held its 6th Annual Global Trade Partners Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal recently. Diamond Bank Plc was represented by Abdulrahman Yinusa, Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer (as pictured above). Those in the picture include, L – R: Scott Stevenson, Senior Manager, Trade & Supply Chain, IFC; Antonio Alves, Head, Business Development, Americas, Trade & Supply Chain, IFC; Abdulrahman Yinusa, Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer, Diamond Bank PLC; Ricardo Bastos Salgado, Managing Director, Banco Espírito Santo; and Nuno Monize, Managing Director, Head of Financial Institutions Group, Millennium BCP.



Second AMAA Screening Okays 65 Films

After the first and second levels of screening for the films that were entered for the 2014 edition of the African Movie Academy Awards, 65 movies have crossed the hurdles to the third level of screening  which will start on March 2, 2014 in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The awards organisers according to the Chairman of College of Screeners, Mr.Shaibu Hussein received a total number of 428 films from different parts of the world.

Toyin Aimahku & Hubby, Adeniyi Share Romantic Photos

Actor and husband of Toyin Aimahku-Johnson added extra year today, and they shared few romantic photos together.

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Boko Haram Attacks Adamawa, Forcing Residents to Pass Night in Bushes

Last night, news filtered that Michika town in Adamawa was under siege, as members of Boko Haram attacked residents. It has been revealed that as a result of the attack, some residents of Michika town passed the night in the hills and nearby bushes, as the attackers arrived the town around 9p.m and unleash the mayhem for about five hours.

Centenary Celebration Kicks-off in Abuja, World Leaders in Attendance

The Centenary celebration is now in progress at International Conference Centre, Garki Abuja. Over 12 World’s Heads of States, who were received at the airport yesterday and present at the event include, Presidents Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibi; Paul Kagame of Rwanda; Yahya Jammeh of Gambia and Prosper Bazombaza of Burundi. President Helen Sirleaf of Liberia and the former Secretary-General of Organisation for African Union, Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim, who led the Tanzanian delegation also arrived in Abuja on Wednesday for the celebration.

Zuriel Oduwole Now Heritage Bank's Brand Ambassador

The 12yr-old Zuriel Oduwole, who has interviewed over nine African Presidents was unveiled yesterday as Heritage Bank's brand ambassador. The endorsement is to promoto the Bank's Financial Literacy Program.

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Queen Jasmine Mbonu Shares Hot New Photos

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Queen Jasmine’s Foundation, Jasmine Nkem Mbonu, is adding extra year on Saturday March 1, 2014. Ahead of her birthday, Jasmine shares her new photos.

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Photo of Ibinabo Fiberesima's Inauguration As NCAC Board Member

Recall that Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) yesterday reported that National President of Actors' Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima has been appointed as a member of board of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC). She was equally inaugurated last night, as pictured above. Congrats to her.

Sanusi’s Bid to Return Fails, As Court Refuses to Reinstate Him

Bid by the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, to return to office suffered a setback yesterday as the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, dismissed an ex-parte motion seeking his immediate reinstatement. In a ruling yesterday, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, said it would not be in the interest of justice to grant such application without hearing from those dragged before the court by the embattled CBN governor.

Emeka Ihedioha Holds Interactive Meeting With Mbaise Peoples' Congress (Photos)

On Saturday February 22, 2014, Mbaise Professionals in Lagos, under the aegis of Mbaise Peoples' Congress gathered at Oriental Hotel, Lekki, where they had a crucial interactive meeting with the Deputy Speaker, Federal House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha. The MPC unanimously gave their full support towards the deputy speaker's Imo state gubernatorial ambition come 2015. While relishing on the 146 projects facilitated by him in major areas such as, Mbaise, Owerri, Ngor Okpala, and other parts of Imo state, which include, Rehabilitation of Road Projects, Completion of Mbutu Electricity Project, Construction of Injection of Sub-station in Ngor Okpala, 132 KVA/33 Substation 1x15 MVA-33/11 KV, Rehabilitation of Primary and Secondary Schools and many others, Mr Ihedioha also called for the support of all Mbaise and Imo people to achieve his dream for Imo people. The Chairman of MPC, Mr Ano Anyanwu assured the Speaker of the unconditional support of Mbaises at home and in diaspora.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Photos from Abuja Top Celebrities Orphanage Visitation

On Saturday February 22, 2014 good-spirited Nigerians under the umbrella of Abuja Top Celebrities visited three orphanage homes in Abuja. The homes that benefited from their visit include, Heritage Orphanage Home, Works and Housing, Gwarinpa, Hope for Surivival Orphanage Home, Genshi, by NICON junction, Maitama Extension, Wounds of Jesus Orphanage Homes, Kubwa.

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Halima Abubakar Unveils Management Company, Signs New Artiste

Actress Halima Abubakar’s Modehouse Entertainment is set to unveil Yung Issy as an officially signed artiste under its management. The outfit it is also planning to premier his new single titled Fine Girl, which was produced by Chimbalin aka Mr. BigBeatz. Yung Issy, biologically known as Issa Abubakar, is a graduate of Business Administration at the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin. He does rap music synchronised into R and B with a bit of hip-hop. He also fused classical and local lyrics to create a different style of music.

Actress Blessing Patrick Gives Scholarship to 5 Primary Students (Photos)

Nollywood actress Blessing Patrick recently visited her Primary school, Command Children School, Enugu, where she gave scholarships to five students. The scholarship will last for the duration of one year for each student. Blessing told Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) that she used the opportunity to give back to the society, and contribute to the lives of the little children. She urged the Federal Civil Commission to act urgently over the absorption of temporary staff, and to provide more schools for less privileged. "The fact that their children very expensive and well equipped primary schools does not warrant them to abandon schools for the less privileged," she stated.

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Michael Adebolajo Sentenced to Life Jail, Adebowale Gets 45yrs for Killing Lee Rigby

Michael Adebolajo has been ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London. Adebolajo was given a whole-life term; Adebowale was ordered to serve at least 45 years. The killers were absent during the judgment. This is because, as the judge, Mr Justice Sweeney arrived, they started shouting and scuffling with court security guards. They had to be forced to the ground and were removed from court.

Hurray!! Rita Dominic Signs Endorsement Deal with Keystone Bank

Nollywood actress Rita Dominic has joined the clique of movie big babes, who have smiled to the banks with mult—million naira endorsement fees this first quarter. According to information gathered, Ms Dominic has signed an endorsement deal as the Face of Keystone Bank. The deal is said to worth millions.  The actress is already shooting new commercials for the company. As gathered, the campaign is focusing on the bank's new initiative, which is an account targeting only women, to help them invest wisely. A big congrats to Rita Dominic.



Exclusive: Is Emeka Ikeh Really Begging Ibinabo Fiberesima for Reconciliation?

The information reaching Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) indicates that  top Nollywood actor, Emeka Ikeh is taking positive steps to reconcile with National President of Actors' Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima. As gathered, Emeka has disclosed to his close pals that he is set to make peace with Ibinabo, as he has decided to leave the past and focus on the good things to come.

Jonathan Set to Revive Epic Groundnut Pyramids

During the inauguration ceremony of Nigeria’s Groundnut Value Chain in Abuja, which when successfully implemented will produce 120,000 metric tons of groundnut grains valued at N24 billion ($155m), the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said the project was part of consolidated efforts by the federal government to revive the already abandoned groundnut production in the country as well as restore the groundnut pyramids of northern Nigeria.

P-Square To Launch Animated TV Series, The Alingos

Recall that Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) yesterday mentioned that Pop stars Peter and Paul Okoye of Psquare duo is coming out with something off the hook. See it here. Hours ago, Peter stated that in few hours he will let all of us know what he was talking about yesterday. True to his words, he dropped the trailer of Alingo Cartoon Series. According to Peter, the cartoon will hit the TV screen soon. “Bin working on dis project forover 5yrs plus and am so happy it's a huge success,” he wrote.

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Ibinabo Fiberesima Gets Political Appointment

The National President of Actors' Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima has moved to the next level. Going by the information reaching Julia Blaise Blog (JBB), the light skin leader of actors' guild has been appointed as a member of the board National Council For Arts and Culture (NCAC).

Nollywood Celebrities Dazzle At Sun Man of The Year Award (Photos)

The Sun Man of the Year Award held on Saturday February 22, 2014 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Nollywood was largely represented by National President of Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima, Monalisa Chinda, Clarion Chukwura, Emem Isong and others. 

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Actor Solomon Akiyesi’s Marriage with Lilian Finally Crashes

The hottest information making rounds in Nigerian movie industry is that controversial actor Solomon Akiyesi, has gotten a divorce from his second wife and mother of his daughter, Lilian. According to the information gathered, the bride price he paid for Lilian was returned by his father-in-law in a meeting they summoned in Port Harcourt. Solomon allegedly though that the meeting summoned by his father-in-law was to bring reconciliation between him and his angered wife, but the reverse became the case when he was given back his bride price.  

Ugandan Women Protest Against Law to Stop Wearing Mini-Skirt

Ugandan women have not only been speaking out against the law, which prohibits them from wearing mini-skirts, revealing and provoking dresses, they have also taken to the streets of Kampala this morning to protest against it. According to them, the government should give them good health care, but should not undress them on the streets.  

Atiku Abubakar Calls On Nigerians to Pray for Families of Children Killed in Yobe

The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has condemned the gruesome killing of students in Yobe state on Tuesday February 25, 2014. He called on all Nigerians to come together as one and pray for the families of those children murdered in Yobe. The politicians equally disclosed deep sense of pains, stating that he is a father and grand father and is deeply heart broken by the images of those children killed in cold blood.

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Monalisa Chinda Combats Social Media Impostors

Nollywood top actress, producer Monalisa Chinda is hitting her social media impostors with full force. The battle started when her facebook images and name were cloned by fraudsters, who used these identities to dupe innocent Nigerians. However, the last straw that broke the camel’s back was the activity of an impostor, who created a fake Monalisa account on Instagram. It was disclosed to Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) that the light skin actress took action immediately to ensure that the fake account is deleted.

Ugandan Gays to Have Full Access to Medical Care

Uganda's health minister says homosexuals will not be discriminated against when accessing healthcare despite the introduction of a tough new anti-gay law. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda said all people, gay or otherwise, should get full access to medical treatment. Mr Rugunda urged gay people to be honest with healthcare workers, particularly when discussing treatment for HIV

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Daily Manna Pastor, Chris Kwakpovwe & Wife in Court Over Daily Manna Ownership

Daily manna, devotional publisher, Rev. Chris Kwakpovwe and his wife, Pastor Mrs. Dolapo Kwakpovwe have taken a grand step forward in looking of horns together in an explosive brawl on the true ownership of their popular Nigerian Christian devotional book “Our Daily Manna” ODM which was a fallout of their ongoing divorce suite on adultery against the cleric.

14 years on, Cowbell NASSMAC Gets Bigger, Better

Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell milk, has announced its readiness to host this year's edition of its Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition - NASSMAC, promising a bigger and better competition and rewards this year. The Executive Director (Commercial) of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Kachi Onubogu announced this at a press briefing in Lagos to kick-start activities leading to the 2014 edition of the nationwide competition aimed at encouraging the teaching, learning and study of mathematics and other sciences among secondary school students across Nigeria.

Shoe-maker Kills Costumer Over N2, 000 Debt

A shoe-maker identified as Zakky Muhammed,  who operates in Ilah area of Asaba, Delta State, has allegedly pummelled one of his customers to death with a hammer over the victim’s inability to pay his outstanding debts. The cobbler allegedly committed the crime at the weekend after a prolonged argument with the customer, who blatantly refused to pay an outstanding debt of N2,000. The argument was said to have degenerated into a fight, during which the cobbler used a hammer on the late customer’s head.

Adaorah Ukoh Raises Voice Against Domestic Violence

Few weeks after allegedly dumping her matrimonial home over domestic fight, Nollywood actress Adaorah Ukoh returned to social media with different types of passive tweets. Read it here. Three months after the fight, Adaorah came out clear today to hit the nail on the head, categorically describing the behavioral pattern of abusive men. With a first hand experience,  disclosed that they look like the best lovers, but quick to hit a woman, and she vehemently advised fellow ladies to quit when such things start occurring. She wrote, “ABUSIVE MEN... Tend to look like best Lovers...Quick to Hit a woman and BEG with dier LIFE, Never 2do it again. LEAVE....STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NOW. The Signs r always der buh we sometimes take it 4 Love and stay. LEAVE ALIVE WHILE U CAN.

Obafemi Martins Acquires Brand New Benz Mclaren (Photos)

Super Eagles' international player, Obafemi Martins has added a new car to the ones he already possesses. He just took the delivery of brand new Mercedes Benz Mclaren. I heard the car is worth N91 million, don't laugh.

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Finally: Police Parades 10 Suspects for Torturing 3 Women in Ejigbo

The 10 suspects implicated in the Ejigbo 3 torture incident were today paraded at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) offices in Lagos. The 10 suspects included the Babaloja and Iyaloja who ordered the torture of the 3 women victims. The press briefing had in attendance Dr Joe Odumakin, head of Women Arise for Change Initiative, Police PPRO Frank Mba, Anti-robbery squad DCP Chris Ejike and Ngozi Braide, Lagos police PRO.

Face of BO-16, Omotola Jalade in Ghana to Visit Company (Photos)

Top actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde arrived in Ghana for a visit to Ghandour Cosmetics Ltd. She was recently announced as the face of BO-16, a hair relaxer and hair care range for the Ghanaian company.

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UEFA Champions Trophy Comes to Lagos

Heineken will be giving Nigerian football fans the opportunity to feel and experience the Trophy, as the UEFA Champions League 2013/2014 season hits the knockout phase. It will be in Nigeria from Thursday March 13 to Sunday March 16, 2014, with the brand ambassador, ex international football star and coach, Ruud Gullit.

Etisalat Prize for Literature Goes to Zimbabwean Noviolet Bulawayo

Noviolet Bulawayo, a writer from Zimbabwe, has won the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature in Africa. Her novel, We Need New Names, was adjudged first ahead of the other shortlisted writers, Yewande Omotoso and Karin Jennings, authors of Bomboy and Finding Soutbek, respectively. The prize is worth 15,000 Pounds.

29 Students of Fed Govt College Yobe Slaughtered in Boko Haram Attack

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen, on early hours of today Tuesday Feb 25 attacked students of the Federal Government College Buni-Yadi, Yobe, killing 29 students. Some buildings in the school were also reportedly razed. Sources at the school said the men invaded the school in the early hours of this morning while the students were still sleeping in their hostels and slaughtered them.

Kunle Afolayan In Studio for Conclusion of October 1 (Photos)

The final grading of Kunle Afolayan's October 1 movie has kicked-off, as the film director is working in a studio in London with his friend, Jason. According to Mr Afolayan, everything about October 1 will ready soon.
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‘I have Been Cleansed from Stealing’ – Yetunde Akilapa

Nollywood actress Yetunde Akilapa, who allegedly got involved in stealing and was caught with bunch of keys which she used to enter into people's home, has returned from a spiritual home where she was said to have engaged in total cleansing. Read it here. Recall that Yetunde claimed that her stealing habit is more than what meets the eyes, and that she needed cleansing to bounce back to her feet. Yetunde revealed that she is back from cleansing and ready to continue with my acting career. 

Psquare Coming Out With Something Off the Hook

The Pop duo of Peter and Paul Okoye have disclosed that they are cooking very tasty food for their fans. According to Peter, the stuff that is cooking is going to be completely off the hook. Peter wrote, “ATTENTION! I shall say this only once; something's coming....it is not a music video, it is not a song, no be endorsement, it is OFF the Hook. DANGER Alert!!! This will definitely blow your minds away. #UNLIMITED. Yes guys.....we are stretching the limits #unlimited #ALINGOS.” We cannot wait for this off the hook whatever.