There was just one more year to go before change could finally come, through the next presidential election. After 27 years of Blaise Compaore, the people of Burkina Faso were set to wait patiently until November 2015. But Mr Compaore's attempt to force a constitutional change sparked near unanimous outrage, BBC repports
Friday, 31 October 2014
Top actress Annie Macaulay-Idibia has unleashed the other side of her talent in a new movie entitled, Ibu & Akw-Ibom Girls, as it appears to be her first straight attempt to interpret a comedy role. She acted alongside comic actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu. Continue to see funny photos...
Going by the information hitting news desk, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, his lawyers, members of the house stormed the federal high court in Abuja today Friday, to file his suit challenging the withdrawal of his security personnel by the Inspector General of Police.
Heavy smoke has been reported coming out of Radio France building in Paris, and people are being evacuated from the building due to large fire in the building. According to the editor, it is unclear at this point what caused the fire at the Radio France headquarters in Paris. There are reports circulating that explosions were heard in the area, but the nature of the fire has not been confirmed by officials. Continue to see more photos…
Early this morning, bomb explosion rocked Gombe Motor Park, in Gombe state. However, police have arrested three persons in connection with the bomb explosion Friday morning at the Gombe Motor Park which left many dead and several others injured. More details later...
Information making rounds has it that bomb explosion this morning rocked the Gombe Line Motor Park in Gombe, the Gombe state capital. Reports say the blast which occurred at about 9.30 am left many dead and several others with varying degrees of injuries.
Budding Nollywood producer/actress, model and vixen, Patience Attang-Williams, popularly known as Ambassador Pat Attang, a graduate of Language from University of Calabar has produced and starred in movies such as, Ladies Secret, Exposed Secret, Itoro the House Girl, itoro the Wise Girl , Estate Runs, Final Runs , Game of Python, Game of Lost, Ibu & Akwa Ibom Girls, Secret Battle and many others. Continue to see more photos:
Chinedu Ubachukwu has emerged winner of the 11th edition of Gulder Ultimate Search. Chinedu beat the two other finalists Cosy Joe & Afolabi Emmanuel to the ultimate prize by being the only person to complete the final task of retrieving the General’s War Helmet. This victory came after the 24-year-old graduate of Petroleum & Gas at University of Port Harcourt successfully navigated his way through the forest and managed to row his canoe across the heavy currents of Aguleri River.
The other two warriors failed in their bids to get to the mysterious destination across the waters.
Following investigations on the collapsed guest house of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Lagos State Government has declared that the six storey building had no government approval. State Commissioner for Physical Development and Urban Planning, Toyin Ayinde Adedamola, made the declaration while testifying before the Coroners Court sitting in Ikeja the state capital.
It is now a thing of wide knowledge that unfriendliness that existed between President Goodluck Jonathan and the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II might have come to an end, as the Emir visited the president on Thursday to allegedly reconcile their differences. . Recall that the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was practically forced to leave office by President Jonathan, and since then, they have never been good friends. Those present at the meeting include, Vice President Nnamadi Sambo, Members of Kano Emirate Council, Wali of Kano, the Galadima of Kano and many others. See more photos after cut...
Thursday, 30 October 2014
President Goodluck Jonathan has finally picked nomination form under the platform of his party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He collected the form on Thursday in Abuja. Those present during the event include, National Organizing Secretary, People Democratic Party, Abubakar Mustapha; National Chairman of the Party, Adamu Mu’uazu and others. See one more photo after the cut…
Information reaching Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) has it that President Goodluck Jonathan has settled all differences with Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. They reconciled during a meeting held today in Abuja.
Recall that it was yesterday reported that Boko Haram militants invaded Mubi, Adamawa state and took-over the town from fleeing Nigerian soldiers. However, few hours after soldiers from the 234 battalion fled Mubi, the Defense Headquarters in Abuja has ordered the troops to return and retake the town from the militants.
Less 48hours after his defection from People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressive Congress (APC), the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has lost his security aides. Information making rounds has it that Tambywal’s security aides have been withdrawn reportedly on the orders of President Goodluck Jonathan.
American Pop star Chris Brown paid the sum of $120, 000 today, to settle two major legal issues in his life. The singer reportedly paid out close to $100,000 to the man he assaulted in Washington, D.C. last year, putting an end to a civil lawsuit in the matter.
Actress Annie Macaulay-Idibia, the pretty wife of Pop star Tuface Idibia has extended her Thursday shout-out to single mothers out there. Mrs Idibia sent this message after reminiscing over the months when she was still a single mother. Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) will recall that Annie Macaulay was a single mother in 2011, after giving birth to her first daughter with Tuface. Her status as a single mother continued till March 8, 2013 when she walked down the aisle with Tuface in Dubai.
The quest for beauty went sour for a 24-year-old British-Nigerian woman, who died in Thailand after a cheap plastic surgery procedure to increase the size of her bottom failed. The woman, Joy Williams, is from Thamesmead London, but was born in Lagos, Nigeria, The Telegraph reports. She traveled to Bangkok earlier this month for the £2,000 buttock augmentation procedure. The operation entails putting silicone implants into the patient’s buttocks.
It's no longer news that singer 9ice is contesting for the Federal House of Representatives to represent Ogbomosho Federal Constituency in Oyo state, the news now is the he has taken his campaign strategy to the next level. According to sources, 9ice has spent the past months visiting several communities in his constituency to canvass for votes.
Today October 30 is the birthday of rapper/Chocolate City artiste, Panshak Zamani, otherwise known as Ice Prince, and it is clashing with the release of rapper MI’s album. However, Ice Prince has disclosed that MI is actually dropping the album as a birthday gift to him. Woa! The unity in Chocolate City record label is really envious.
The younger sister to the Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Osiya Agams, who was kidnapped over one week ago, on her way back from an evening church service on October 21, 2014, at Leventis Bus-stop along Port Harcourt-Aba Road, has been rescued by the police.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Currently, statistics on business transactions show that about N80 billion is electronically transferred daily from one bank account to the other in Nigeria. This was disclosed by the new Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (GMD/CEO) of Diamond Bank Plc, Mr. Uzoma Dozie.
Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has announced that it is throwing its weight solidly behind the aspiration of its frontline member, Kenny St. Best (KSB) as she vies for a seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly to represent Ikeja 1 Constituency under the All Progressives Congress. This was made known at a heavily attended press conference held at the society’s head office in the Opebi area of Lagos early in the week.
Boko Haram militants have entered Mubi in Adamawa State, taking over the headquarters of the 234 battalion in the town, which is one of the State’s largest. The action comes just months after they took Michika and several of Adamawa’s other important towns, according to Sharareporters.
Boko Haram sect are presently carrying out attacks in locations in Borno and Adamawa states. The sect fighters are in Uba and Hildi towns, and other locations in the two states. Residents in the area said there are no Nigerian troops on the ground to repel the militants.
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with sadness, news of the passing away of President Michael Sata of Zambia in a London Hospital yesterday. On behalf of the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria, President Jonathan extends sincere condolences to the government and people of Zambia on the death of President Sata who has led his country since 2011.
MasterCard cardholders to enjoy priceless offers from 28 of Lagos’ best restaurants in November. Food-lovers are in for a priceless treat as MasterCard Restaurant Week presented by Lost in Lagos debuts in Lagos. From 1 November - 21 November 2014, MasterCard cardholders will be able to enjoy the best dining experiences that Lagos has to offer at exceptional prices.
Few hours ago, the President of Zambia, Michael Sata died in a London Hospital while receiving treatment. Read it here. It has been disclosed that the issue of who will take-over mantle of leadership in the country is causing squabbles in the cabinet. BBC tweeted the current situation in Zambian cabinet, see it below…
2014 British Fashion Award nominees list has been released by the organisers, and most of the stars nominated have made fashion statements this year. Stars such as, Emma Watson, Cara Delevingne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rita Ora, David Beckham and Idris Elba made the list. Here's the full list of the 2014 British Fashion Award nominees:
The Director General and CEO of the Rivers State Tourism Development Agency, Dr. Sam Dede has said that the 2014 edition of Carniriv, the Port Harcourt Carnival is set to go down in history as the most colourful and memorable carnival event ever witnessed on the African continent in recent times. Dr. Dede, an award winning actor and lecturer, gave the hint at a media interactive forum held in Port Harcourt to announce the 2014 edition of the carnival which is scheduled to hold from the 14th – 20th of December in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Unidentified Nigerian drug trafficker was left to die by officials fearing he had Ebola virus disease, after collapsing with shivers in Madrid airport, Spain from an accidental drugs overdose. The Nigerian man collapsed in the customs area of Madrid airport and spent an hour trembling on the floor because officials were too afraid to touch him.
More and more entertainment personalities in Nigeria are going into politics. Joining the clique of showbiz celebs turn politicians is the Chairman/CEO of Silverbird Group, Mr. Ben Murray Bruce, who recently declared his intention to contest for Senate to represent Bayelsa East Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
Zambian President Michael Sata has died at the age of 77 after receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness in London. He died on October 28, 2014. He was born in 1937, and died in London's King Edward VII hospital on Tuesday night. Media said that he died after "a sudden onset of heightened heart rate". It is not immediately clear who will succeed the president. The issue may be decided by the Zambian cabinet which meets on Wednesday morning.
This is making waves on social media right now. A Ghanaian artiste, Lady Jay alleged that her manager, Talal Sangari attacked and inflicted wounds on her face. “Talal Sangari who is my manager from creature has injured and I was brutally hurt. I have heard he is going around saying that. He has brutally assaulted me. I still going through this shock..so don’t let his lies draw you in..Thank you.” She stated. See more photos…
Top movie producer/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Best Movies Productions, Ikenna Irikannu and his wife, Victory Chioma Irikannu are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today in grand style. They are starting the day with exchange of love and romantic messages. The marriage is blessed with a baby boy, Jason. Congrats and Happy Wedding Anniversary to the couple. Continue to see them and pics…
Unarguably, Complete Magazine is the Nigeria's most detailed and professional glossy fashion magazine with a who is who of the entertainment industry covering each edition, Zuriel Oduwole has just been featured today in the e-edition of the magazine, with her fashion debut at the recent Nollywood Movies Awards.
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli and husband, Nnamdi Oboli celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary today. She revealed how they spent their day. According to her, she got the biggest bouquet of roses she has ever gotten from her hubby, "Thank you babe @nnamdioboli for the biggest bouquet of roses I have ever gotten! I could hardly lift it up! Lol...The card reads 'To say that you are the best would imply that you are comparable. But to say that you are perfect would give you your rightful place among wives as I reflect.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who formally defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) today, to resign his position as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Radioactive singer Rita Ora has revealed that her breakup with Calvin Harris was natural and happened at the right time as the relationship was not working out. Ora dated the Scottish DJ and producer for just over a year, but the couple went their separate ways in June citing work commitments as a reason.