Information has revealed that Federal Government has urged a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to dismiss the suit filed by human rights activist, Tunji Abayomi to challenge the powers of President Goodluck Jonathan to convene the ongoing national Confab. Abayomi had argued that the complaints that warranted the call for a national conference were based on the need for the country’s culturally and religiously diverse people to agree on the terms of their relation in a free national dialogue originated by the freewill of the people.
Monday, 31 March 2014
Organisers of Promasidor Quill Awards, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell Milk, has released the names of the judges for the 2014 edition of the coveted journalism awards. The panel of judges comprising seasoned practitioners will appraise entries for the awards.The list made available to the media by the company’s Head of Legal and Public Relations, Mr. Andrew Enahoro, includes distinguished professionals namely: Ambassador Patrick Dele Cole, a veteran journalist, who returns as chairman of the panel of judges; Professor Emevwo Biakolo, Dean of School of Media and Communication of the Pan Atlantic University (PAU); Kadaria Ahmed, former editor of 234 Next, Joseph Okonmah, Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Lagos Chapter; and Reze Bonna, a renowned celebrity photographer and Architect.
Freeze of Cool FM has been chosen as Favourite On Air Personality at 2014 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. This was after weeks of voting by fans. Freeze was present at the awards ceremony hosted by Mark Walhberg on Saturday March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
On Monday Tel Aviv court found former Israel Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert guilty of bribery linked to a Jerusalem property development, in one of the worst corruption scandals in Israeli history. According to the verdict, Olmert personally received bribes to the tune of 560,000 shekels ($160,000/116,000 euros at the current exchange rate), most of which was given to his brother Yossi by a middleman who later turned state’s witness.
It was a day of mixed feelings, tension and surprises, as the first three contestants to make it to the Top 12 in the Etisalat-sponsored Nigerian Idol season 4, were chosen by viewers. The lucky three: Lisa Omoregebe, Jesse Okonkwo and popular Elvis Ejiro, were among the first group of 10 who slugged it out last weekend during the first Top 30 stage performance.
Nollywood film director, Charles Novia has stated that he will not fail to mourn late singer, Zara Gretti who wasn’t popular before her death, for the brief impact she made on the music scene in Nigeria. According to him, to be bedridden and destabilized by illness for years deserves our sympathies, tears and prayers for the poor young lady. He wrote, "Though I don't really know this Zara Gretti who died but for her brief impact on the music scene in Nigeria, I pray for her soul. R.I.P.To be bedridden and destabilized by an illness for years deserves our sympathies, tears and prayers for the poor young lady. God rest her."
National President of Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima has disclosed that she has not only fallen in love again, but also wants your advice on what to do. A few hours ago, she took to social media to announce to her followers that she is in love. "I think I’m in love with someone, what should I do?" she revealed, asking for advice.
Ebola virus has hit Liberia, as first two cases have been confirmed, it spread from neighbouring Guinea, where the deadly virus has killed 78 people. The two Liberian cases are sisters, one of whom had recently returned from Guinea. The situation has led Senegal to close its normally busy border with Guinea.
Chief Dan Etete, former minister of petroleum resources under the Sani Abacha administration, who in 2007 was sentenced by a French court to three years in prison in absentia and a fine of 300,000 euros ($440,000) for money laundering, has been cleared by the government of France. Etete was convicted seven years ago for using 15 million euros in funds obtained fraudulently to purchase properties in 1999 and 2000, including a chateau in northwest France, a Paris apartment and a luxury villa in the chic Paris suburb of Neuilly. The court ordered the former minister to pay 150,000 euros to Nigeria in compensation for moral prejudice and 20,000 euros in fees.
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The Nigerian Fuji Star, Abass Akande Obesere has released a DVD on his rape scandal, where he detailed his innocence, claiming he wants to expose his accusers. Titled ‘Rape Scandal’ (Kosẹlẹri), the VCD’s cover artwork features a photo the alleged rape victim Olanike Olaiya, an elderly lady Alhaja Bola Omo Owo, and the Fuji singer himself. Kosẹlẹri translated into English means ‘it can never happen‘.
Recall that Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) broke a story four days ago, that Nollywood veteran actress Patience Ozokwor, popularly known as Mama G has opened a multi-million naira plaza in Enugu. She threw the doors of the plaza open on Saturday March 29 in Coal City Garden Enugu. Nollywood celebrities who graced the occasion include, Chidinma and Chidiebere Aneke, Stan Amadi, John Okafor, Angela Okorie, Charles Awurum, Hon Commissioner for Tourism, Enugu State, and many others.
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Sunday, 30 March 2014
It is really good times with Pop artiste and rapper Ice Prince, as he has signed a recording deal with Universal Music Group. The ‘Fire of Zamani’ rapper, who said the deal has been sealed and signed but is yet to be announced officially, didn’t give full details of the deal.
Newly married film director, Tchidi Chikere has replied people who are blaming him for taking a supposed second wife. Recall that in the statement where he disclosed his separation with Sophia Chikere few years back, he stated categorically that he never married Sophia. His tweet few hours ago also reveals that same thought. He stated: Glad for the family I cm frm n hw I was raised. I won't respond to TOUTS who judge issues they know NOTHING about. Glad I m nw MARRIED.
The Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati has corrected the notion that the shooting that occurred between captured Boko Haram members and men of State Security Service (SSS) came close to Aso Rock Villa and led President Goodluck Jonathan to leave the Villa. According to Abati, the shooting has nothing to do with the Villa, and there is no cause for alarm.
It has been disclosed that gunfire occurred around Aso Rock today, leading President Goodluck Jonathan to move to an undisclosed location in Abuja. Our sources revealed that the gun shots were the results of a shoot out between captured Boko Haram suspects and officials of the State Security Services.
Nigerian female singer, Adokiye recently revealed that she does not have a boyfriend or intend to marry soon. According to her, Architecture is her husband, while music and movie are her boyfriends, as she is in a relationship with her career.
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Uke River in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa state looks like any other river. Calm, serene, it provides water for plants and animals around its path. The deadly river located at Nasarawa State consumes at least three non-natives yearly. The river known as Uke River is said to look like any other river; calm, serene, it provides water for plants and animals around its path and most worrisome, according to villagers, is that the natives are never the victims. The latest victims are three pupils from Enugu State who drowned last month.
Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has replied her haters, and she told that she does not care about heir shit. She stated: "Do I look like I care about ur shit?? Wait wait don't ans I will ans for you!! The ans iz NO I DON'T CARE!!!!!!!."
Saturday, 29 March 2014
It all began like a carnival when people were trooping in to Rockview Hotel Festac on March 16, 2014, activities were agog and you can’t help but wonder what was going on. Alas! A closer look showed that all these were being done to celebrate the children with down-syndrome, waoooooow. Someone remembered to go through all these pains, struggle, and sleepless nights to put up such for these special children, to give them a pride of place and add joy and laughter into their lives! I couldn’t wait to see who was behind it all.
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Recall that Etisalat Nigeria has been terminating the appointment of both permanent staff and graduate trainees. A graduate trainee with Etisalat shared a funny mail that terminated his appointment with the company. He said he received the mail just before close of business yesterday evening from the human resources department..
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The attacks on some parts of Northern states of the country by Fulani herdsmen might be coming to an end soon. This is because, reliable sources have disclosed that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has set up a committee to resolve the lingering clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in some parts of the country. The committee is headed by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of operations.
It is no longer news that female singer, Zara Gretti has died after battling with multiple Sclerosis. However, his manager Ikechukwu, popularly called IK Tripz recently disclosed his last moment with the singer before her death. He stated : “working with Zara Gretti was more than just the normal artiste-manager relationship. We were passionate about the work. She was overjoyed joy in her to finally release her EP, ‘COLORS OF MY HEART’.
During early hours of Saturday gay couples across England and Wales said “I do”, as a law authorising same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality. Prime Minister David Cameron hailed what he said was an “important moment for our country”, and a rainbow flag flew above government offices in London in celebration.
Finally Ms. Yeni Anikulapo Kuti, former wife of late Femi Segun, has opened up on her last relationship with her estranged late hubby before his death. She disclosed that she was the arrowhead of the team that battled to save his life while he was taken to different hospitals in Lagos.
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Two practicing lawyers,Horis Dafiaghor and Samuel Ekuwangju were found dead inside a vehicle in Ozoro, near Delta state on Friday. The police command has commenced investigations into the death of the two lawyer. The bodies were deposited in a hospital in Warri, and autopsy might be conducted to ascertain the cause of death.
Friday, 28 March 2014
On Friday March 28, 2014, a pastor, Emmanuel Akinsanya, who allegedly broke into a house and stole property worth N680, 000, was put on trial at an Itire Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Akinsanya is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, housebreaking and theft.
Actress Tonto Dikeh has announced that she has gotten new tattoo. This time, she made it more meaningful as she inscribed on her feet, "Guide my steps oh Lord." With this new tattoo, Tonto has over 60 tattoo inscriptions on her body as she had 57 before now.
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Top actress and producer, Yvonne Nelson says that she was discovered by someone, therefore she wants to use her recent movie which will hit location soon to discover you. The actress is calling for audition for the new movie. See venue, time and requirements below:
Pretty Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic has starred in Darey Art-Alade‘s yet to be released music video entitled, Special Fever. Special Fever is a unique R&B/Highlife music that describes the art of love. The beach themed video is directed by Clarence Peters and also features cameo appearances by DJ Sose, Muna, Mo Eazy, Zaina, Lamboginny and JJC.
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It is no longer news that Nollywood actress Nuella Njubigbo has joined the clique of husband snatchers in the industry. Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) reported that their wedding is holding today, and as you are reading this, the traditional marriage ceremony between Nuella and Tchidi Chikere, the husband of Sophia Chikere and father of her three boys is going on in Eastern part of the country. However, Nuella dropped a press statement yesterday night, insisting that Tchidi had already walked away from his wife before they started dating. Meanwhile, Sophia has decided to speak for the very first time, and she is telling the whole world that truly Sophia destroyed her marriage with her caring husband Tchidi.
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Two Non-Executive Directors of United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), Emmanuel Nnorom, and Abdulkadir Bello have resigned their appointment with the bank. The resignation is in compliance to the central bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) directive to deposit money banks in the country that all executive directors (EDs) aspiring to take up non-executive directorship positions in their banks or their subsidiaries are required to serve out a minimum cooling-off period of three (3) years.
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Super Eagles and Stoke City striker, Peter Osaze Odemwingie is extremely happy tonight. According to the footballer, his joy revolves around the fact that he was able to find where to buy guava in UK (as pictured above). "Found where I can get guava in the UK. So so happy. Thanks bro @n8willsIAM will do more on the TRX for that haha." I don’t think I am the only one who finds this funny.
The said rumor that court has stopped toll collection on the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge has been dismissed by Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye. Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court, Lagos, had in a judgment held that there was no law backing the imposition of tolls on the users of the bridge. Ipaye said the judgment was ambiguous as the court failed to make any consequential order or declaration barring toll collection on the bridge. He said therefore toll collection would continue on the bridge.
Recall that Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) reported yesterday that Nollywood actress Nuella Njubigbo is getting married to film director, Tchidi Chikere on Friday March 28, 2014 in her father’s compound. Read it here. The marriage is taking place two years after Nuella tour Tchidi and his lovely wife, Sophia apart. The actress released a stated this evening, agreeing that she is getting married to Tchidi but denied having any part in his first marriage breakup.
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It was a bloody Thursday morning for people living at Obantoko area of Abeokuta, as a police corporal attached to the Ogun state Police Command, simply called Egunbiyi shot six people to death, before killing himself. The policeman took the action when he learnt that someone was sleeping with his wife.