Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Sterling Bank Sponsors Social Media Awards

Sterling bank has sponsored 2014 edition of social media awards in Africa. The social media awards are Africa’s premier awards for social and digital media with nominations spanning four categories and drawn from across the continent .

First Ebola Case Confirmed in US

Medical officials in Dallas, Texas have confirmed the first case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on US soil. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed the case.

Popular Sports Journalist, Sagbama Dies

Top sports journalists, Godwin Spiff Sagbama is dead. His death was confirmed Tuesday by his colleague and prominent sports journalist, Ade Ojeikere. It was gathered that Spiff, who used to present the popular programme, Sports Business on AIT network as an independent producer was down with a brain related disease.

New Music: Shokoloza - Young Pioneers ft Kemo

The Young Pioneers, born Young Chizzy, Wendu and Kdawg  have dropped new single featuring South African artiste, Kemo. They released their 1st album titled "Celebrate" in November 2013. However, their music have already started making waves all over Lagos, with over 200 stage performances.  

Rita Dominic Dazzles as Keystone Bank Launches First Wheelchair Accessible ATM


Actress Rita Dominic, Ambassador of Keystone’s Pink Account was available today in Maryland, Lagos when the bank opened the first Wheelchair accessible ATM in the country. On opening, Mr Ononiwu, a man who has obviously spent years on wheelchair demonstrated how the machine can be used and it was successful. Others present at the event include, Mrs Yvonne Isichei, Executive Director and Operations and Mrs Teju Phillips, Director Keystone Bank and many others. Continue to see more photos…

Gov Amosun Mourns IGI Boss, Remi Olowude

The Ogun state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has described the sudden death of foremost insurance guru, Chief Remi Olowude as devastating and “a personal loss”. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Olufunmilayo Wakama, Amosun said he is saddened by the news of the death of the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Industrial and General Insurance (IGI) Plc.

Tuface Idibia Launches ‘Election no Be War’ Campaign

On Tuesday, Sept 30, Tuface Idibia launched his foundation's anti-electoral violence campaign today tagged “Vote Not Fight” and “Election no be War” Campaign, as part of his efforts toward lending his voice to issues of voter awareness.

Bimbo Akintola, Rykardo Agbor, Others Star in Antique

Nollywood super star actress Bimbo Akintola, actor Rykardo Agbor and others have given their best to dish-out another blockbuster film entitled, Antique. A film from the stables of Darasen Richards Films, Antique is set to be released this month. Directed by Darasen Richards and DJ TEE, Antique paints the picture of a Kingdom (Godo Kingdom) in pandemonium as the only heir to the throne lies at death’s door. Therefore, an innocent girl must journey to a land where mortals are forbidden, in search of an antique. But will she return?

Agbani Darego Romances Nollywood Serial Lover Boy, Peter Onwunna

Reliable and authentic sources have disclosed to Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) that onetime Miss World, Agbani Darego has joined the league of Nollywood babes, who are warming the babe of Lagos big boy, Peter Onwunna. He is the Group General Manager, Assets of Addax Petroleum.

Terrible! Youths from Hell Kill, Bury 22-yr Old Crane Operator in Pit Toilet



Some youths of Ovogo community, Odoegu clan in Emohua Local Government Area, Rivers State, have outrageously murdered and buried a 22-year-old crane operator with a Port-Harcourt construction company, Chimnumezi Wokoma, in a pit toilet.
His remains were recovered from the pit toilet by men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) from the Divisional Headquarters, Rumuji in Rivers state, amidst cries by family members and sympathizers, who were shuddered by the despicable act.

60 More Soldiers in Court for Mutiny

New set of 60 soldiers are to be arraigned before a General Court Martial by military authorities in Abuja on Tuesday (today)   for mutiny. The soldiers allegedly committed mutiny on August 4, 2014 by refusing to join troops in Maiduguri for “an operation.” Their arraignment which is to take place at the Sani Abacha Barracks in Abuja comes as it was gathered on Monday that some of the 12 soldiers convicted on September 15, 2014 by the GCM had notified the Court of Appeal of their intention to challenge their sentences.

"My Broke Ass" – By Charly Boy

Nigerian top entertainer, Charly Boy is still recounting reasons that show really that he can be financially broke also. He reveals information today giving a little chronicle of his life and what he does for a living. He writes, "Even as only me waka come, I can be broke!

Na so, how can people just look at me and say that I have always had an easy life. What a Big Fat misconception along with the many that have trailed my creative life. Continue...

Kim Kardashian Fighting Man that Her at Paris Fashion Show

Kim Kardashian last night managed to stop the guy, who almost knocked her to the ground during a Paris Fashion Show event . Kim and Kanye West were having dinner at Hotel Costes in Paree at 6:00 PM, when her security team eyeballed Vitalii Sediuk, the guy who tackled her Thursday.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Wande Coal, Miss Intercontinental Visit Kanu Heart Foundation

Pop star, Wande Coal, Miss Intercontinental, Chioma Okafor and others paid a courtesy call to Kanu Heart Foundation today Monday, September 29, 2014, where Wande Coal pledge to support the foundation.

Scores Dead As Fuel Tanker Explosion Rocks Anambra

Few hours ago, a fuel tanker exploded in Afia Nkpor area of Onitsha. According to sources, fire service did not make it on time to the scene, leading several lives to be lost. See more photos from the scene…

Lagos Employs 80 Female Drivers for LAGBUS

A total of 80 female drivers have been employed by the Lagos State Government, to be engaged by  the Lagos Bus Asset Management Company, (LAGBUS)- operator of the state’s mass transit buses

Nigeria Flag Designer Appointed Special Assistant to Jonathan

Finally the creator of the Nigeria Green, White and Green national flag, Taiwo Akinkunmi, has gotten his reward, as he has been appointed a Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan. Akinkunmi, in his capacity as SA to President Jonathan has been placed on a lifetime salary.

Brad Pitt Cover November GQ Magazine

Actor/husband of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt is on cover of November edition of British GQ magazine. He spoke about his marriage, what being married to Angelina Jolie has done to his view regarding commitment? "I wouldn't say [marriage is] just a title," the star says three months after his wedding. "There's more to it than that." He also recalled his on-set experience in the movie entitled, Fury and many more.


Actor Majid Michel Gets Surprise Birthday Bash in Atlanta

Ghanaian/Nollywood actor Majid Michel added extra year last week. His colleagues teamed up and staged a surprised party for him on Sunday night in Atlanta, US. Present at the party include, Stella Damasus, Daniel Ademinokan, and many others.

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12 African Entrepreneurs Under 22

They were selected from African countries during the 2014 Anzisha Prize at the gala awards ceremony in Johannesburg on September 23.

Alain Nteff, 22, Cameroon
Grand prize winner Alain Nteff started the Gifted Mom project to help tackle the high mortality rate of infant deaths and pregnant women. He has developed an app that helps women calculate due dates. Nteff's e-content platform also sends automated alerts that help mothers track antenatal care. Continue...

Second Church Building Collapses in Edo

Another church building has collapsed in Benin, Edo state, and it took grace of God for members of the Liberty Power Bible Church a.k.a Power Palace to escape death, as the church building collapsed one hour after the close of service. No live was lost in the building. The roof and pillars of the building fell on another building.

Graphic Photos Warned: Man Gets Electrocuted Trying to Jump Barb Wire

The man hanging above was allegedly trying to cross the fence to steal diesel. She met her untimely death after he got caught in electric barbed fence on Dagin Farouk road in Jos. 

Meet Another Set of BBA Hotshots Contestants

Here is the 8th set of contestants for the coveted title of the Big Brother Africa Hotshots. The show is set to hit your screens on Friday October 5, 2014. Rwanda will be re-instated as a participating country in the BBA competition. So fans in and from Rwanda can look forward to their representatives on their TV screens.

Photos: Funke Akindele, Dakore Egbuson Headline TW Magazine 7th Anniversary

On Saturday September 27, 2014 TW Magazine celebrated its 7th anniversary in grand style. Nollywood actresses, Funke Akindele, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, elegant TV girl, Toke Makinwa and many others graced the event. See photos...

Meet Indian First Transgender TV Anchor

According to one estimate, India has about two million transgender people and most live on the fringes of society, often in poverty, ostracised because of their gender. Most make a living by singing and dancing or by begging and prostitution. However, Padmini Prakash has become India's first transgender to anchor a daily television news show and she has been grabbing attention in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Traclist Upgrades eCommerce Platform for Fashion Consumer

In a bid to improve the online experience and deliver better services to its fashion consumers, Traclist, a fast growing fashion e-commerce platform has upgraded to a more trendy and simplified portal. The refreshed platform is a marketplace designed and crafted to provide seamless connections between fashion merchants and online buyers of local and international labels for real-time experiences.

Jonathan Holds 54th Independence Anniversary Church Service in Abuja

President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan and his Service Chiefs have ahead of October 1, being the 54th Independence of Nigeria, held the Independence Anniversary Inter Denominational Service, at the National Christian Center, Abuja. Present at the service were, Service Chief and their spouses,  Chief Ernest Shonekan, Gen Yakubu Gowon, First lady Dame Patience Jonathan, Senate President David Mark, others present were the top Military Brass and many others. See more photos after the cut…

Photos from AY's MVP All-White Grand Opening

Star stand-up comedian, AY has finally held the long announced MVP All-White Grand Opening. The event had the presence of who is who in entertainment industry. They include, Ali Baba, Gbenga Adeyinka, Sunny Nneji, Uti Nwachukwu, Ramsey Nuoah, Funke Akindele, Juliet Ibrahim, Gbenro Ajibade, Alex Ekubor, IK Ogbonna and many others. Continue to see more photos...

Kunle Afolayan Dreams Back In Da Days

Film producer, Kunle Afolayan took his colleagues to old school days last night, as he premiered his film entitled, October 1.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nuoah Headline Kunle Afolayan's Oct 1 Premiere

On Sunday evening Sept 29, 2014, the highly anticipated premiere of October 1, a film produced by multiple award winning filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan came in grand style. Among other top Nollywood actors who attended the event were elegant, Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nuoah, Funke Akindele and others. More photos will come your way tomorrow. Good night! One more pic after the cut...

Kanye West Family Makes Statement at Givenchy Show

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian-West and daughter, North West stepped out this evening at the Givenchy show at Paris Fashion Week this evening. It seems to be a black attire event, as Kim appeared in a sparkling black top, see-through lace pant and black shoe to match, while Kanye appeared in a black colour attire, North is equally garbed with a black dress. See more pics...

Talented Geoffrey Oji Wins MTN Project Fame 7

MTN Project Fame West Africa has given another talent a platform to become a new musical superstar, as Geoffrey Oji wins the season 7 of the Reality TV show. Very few would have guessed the electrifying stage-craft of Nigerian dance queen, Kaffy, and the legendary showing of Sir Shina Peters were a prelude to the crowning of the Benue-born Geoffrey. The big moment was mind-blowing as thousands of audience leaped to their feet in suspense when the exceptional winner was announced

Tragedy: Pastor’s Wife, Four Kids Burnt to Death in Delta

On Saturday in Warri, Delta state,tragedy struck as the Pastor in charge of Otumara parish of Christ Apostolic  Church (CAC), John Kayode, lost his wife and four children to a midnight inferno which destroyed part of the main church building and property valued several millions of naira. Sources said bodies of the victims were burnt beyond recognition.

Rescued Chibok Girl Relocated to Abuja for Treatment

The Boko Haram abandoned Chibok girl Susan Ishaya, has been moved to Abuja for treatment by Federal Government. Susan was moved from the Police hospital Yola on Saturday to an undisclosed location where she is now receiving treatment in Abuja.

Aww, George Clooney & Wife Amal Make First Appearance in Venice

Hollywood movie star, George Clooney and wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, just stepped out together a day after the couple married in Venice.

Ebola: Liberian Deputy Health Minister Quarantines Herself

The Liberian Deputy Minister of Health, Bernice Dahn, has quarantined herself for 21 days after losing an office assistant to deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The Minister who had represented Liberia at the various regional conferences on war against Ebola stated Saturday that her decision was not because she was showing any of EVD symptoms, rather wanted to confirm she has not been infected.

Photo: What's Between Eniola Badmus & Davido?

Pop star Davido is in Paris, France for his show, and it appears he ran into or traveled with Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus. As pictured above, Eniola is carrying Davido on her back and they can pass for mother and son. The picture is very romantic, but we can't conclude if there's anything going on between them. Lol?

Air France Pilots Call-off 14-days Strike

It appears Air France’s pilots have ended their strike, as the company’s union of pilots, on Sunday announced an end to its 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline's flights, keep passengers stranded worldwide and led to stern shows of frustration by the French prime minister.

Nollywood Aneke Twins Get Special Recognition Award

Actresses/producers, Chidinma and Chidibere Aneke, popularly called, Aneke Twins on Saturday night were decorated with a Special Recognition Awards, at Ambassador  Charity Awards. 

Robin Williams: Family, Friends Pay Last Tribute

 Hundreds of guests paid their final respects to the late Robin Williams Saturday afternoon at a private memorial. Danny DeVito, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jeff Bridges and Ben Stiller were just some of the many co-stars and friends that traveled to the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, California to celebrate the actor's life.

Still Talking Divorce? Jay Z & Beyonce Collabo in Global Citizen Festival

Despite all the psychological analysis given to the rapper Jay Z and his beautiful Pop wife, Beyonce’s misunderstanding, the couple has proven beyond all reasonable doubt that they were only involved in mere squabble that do occur between spouses. On Saturday night in front of more than 60,000 fans, who headed to Central Park in New York City to attend the 3rd annual Global Citizen Festival, the power couple hit the envy of many.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Photos from PDP South South Rally in Benin

Chiefs Don Etiebet, Lucky Igbinedion, DSP Alamiyeseigha, Tom Ikimi, Govs Theodore Orji, , Gov Emmnuel Uduaghan, PDP Chairman, Muazu and Federal Ministers gathered in Benin today for the PDP South South rally. President Jonathan who headlined the rally equally paid courtesy visit to Oba Benin. See more photos….

Photos: Deplorable State of Aba, Abia State

The commercial city Aba is becoming one of the eyesore towns in Eastern part of Nigeria. Aba is so dirty with numerous unreconstructed roads that residents have concluded that the state governor Theodore Orji has totally failed in his duties. The popular business city is filled with garbage, mud and dumped vehicles.  Continue to see photos...

Troops, Boko Haram Resume Fight in Konduga

The battle to return the north eastern region of Nigeria back to normalcy saw its hottest battle on Friday in Konduga. Information indicates that both the Nigerian military and the Jihadist group sustained heavy casualty in the battle to regain the town. Available information suggests the Jihadist group launched a night attack on Konduga town on Thursday, but they were surprised by a more patriotic Nigerian force than they were used to.  A heated battle between the Nigerian forces and the Jihadist group ensued – resulting in the loss of lives from both camps in significant numbers.

Popi: Where's Genevieve Nnaji's Fine Weaves?

In the above picture, actress Genevieve Nnaji poised with Kelechi Amadiobi and the celebrity make-up artist, Lola Maja. It appears that she forgot to quickly wear her artificial wig, as she had her old natural weave, which obviously goes under the expensive wigs that make headlines. Well, I don't know how to describe  her make-free face. Maybe you'all will be in a better position to do that.

Bizarre But True: Meet Boy that Shades Skin Like Snake Every 41hrs

Ari Wibowo, a 16-year-old Indonesian boy, has a terrible skin condition, which makes him sheds his skin like a snake every 41 hours. Scientists have described his condition as Erythroderma, an inflammatory skin disease also known as ‘red man syndrome’ that causes the skin over almost the entire body to become scaly and fall off. The condition has impaired Wibowo’s right eye while his left must be kept moist with constant drops.

Genevieve Nnaji's Clothing Line, St. Genevieve Now in Jumia

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji has brought her fashion line, St. Genevieve back to limelight. According to her, the fashion range is now selling exclusively in Jumia online retail store. Congrats to her.

TB Joshua Airs New Video of Building Collapse

The owner of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), TB Joshua still maintains his controversial stand that the tragic collapse of a building in his church was an ‘attack’. He has released new security footage of the incident through Emmanuel TV’s official YouTube channel. The new footage from a security camera stationed in the church premises shows the bottom of the building as people walk innocently around the environment. Continue to see video...

Liberian Doctor Cures 12 Ebola Patients with HIV Drug

A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation, an HIV drug. Dr. Gobee Logan has given the drug, lamivudine, to 15 Ebola patients, and all but two survived. That's a 7% mortality rate. Across West Africa, the virus has killed 70% of its victims. Outside Logan's Ebola center in Tubmanburg, four of his recovering patients walk the grounds, always staying inside the fence that separates the Ebola patients from everyone else.

Amber Rose Returns to Rock Life

The American model, Amber Rose has not only dumped Wiz Khalifa, but also she has moved on with her life and back again to rock and roll.