Friday, 26 August 2011

Pictures of the UN Bomb Blast in Abuja

Below are some of the pictures taken from the scene of the UN building where the bomb blast occured early this morning:

One of the victims of the bomb blast being brought down by the fire men
The ripped UN building.
National Hospital as casualties were brought in.  Unconfirmed reports claim over 100 dead bodies already counted at the Hospital.
vehicle used by suicide bomber at UN house
UN workers crying after the bomb blast

Another Bomb Blast In Abuja- Hits UN Office


Witnesses reported seeing thick black smoke billowing from the building in Nigeria's capital Abuja at around 11am (BST).
It is believed that the blast was so large that it destroyed a wing of the UN office. Dozens are feared dead.
Police confirmed the explosion on Friday but did not comment on the nature of the blast or whether there were any casualties.
"I can confirm there was an explosion at the U.N. building," a police spokesman in Abuja said.
"We have deployed our policemen and anti-bomb squad. We can't establish how many casualties (there are)."
The building is situated in the same neighbourhood as the US Embassy and other diplomatic posts in Nigeria's capital.
Police and the wounded thronged the three-story building as people began to search for victims. Witnesses reported seeing ambulances taking away victims.
Alessandra Vellucci, a spokeswoman for the UN office in Geneva, said the global body's offices in Abuja had been bombed.
"I saw scattered bodies," said Michael Ofilaje, a UNICEF worker at the building. "Many people are dead."
He said it felt like "the blast came from the basement and shook the building."
The building houses about 400 employees of the U.N. in Nigeria, including the majority of its offices. A local U.N. spokesman declined to comment.
Alessandra Vellucci, a spokeswoman for the U.N. office in Geneva, said the global body's offices in Abuja had been bombed.
She told The Associated Press that there was no word yet on casualties.
The building, located in the same neighborhood as the U.S. embassy and other diplomatic posts in Abuja, had a huge hole punched in it.
Local police spokesman Jimoh Moshood confirmed the blast, but said police were still investigating the cause.
Abuja was the scene of a car bomb at police headquarters in June.


Tonto Dike Discusses Why She Acts Nude Movies In New Interview



In a recent interview, Tonto Dike discusses her Smoking habits and seminude movies roles. Read excerpts below
How true is the rumor that you are a heavy smoker and can’t do without cigarette?
We are just so shallow minded. How does that come into the way I act? Excuse me (voice raised). That is my personal life. If I want to smoke, I handle a stick of cigarette and I smoke it hard. It is my life I can decide to smoke myself to hell. It’s nobody’s business.
Yeah! Just like you were smoking before this interview started?
It’s left for me to think about it. It’s left for me to continue. How has smoking affected my acting job? It’s nobody business and it doesn’t affect what you see on TV.
Many said your smoking habit has made you become asthmatic.
(Laughs out loudly) I think my health problems have nothing to do with my job. If I have a health problem then I have a health problem. It’s not something that is meant for the public or the world.
How true is it also that you are into lesbianism?
Aha! There is nothing that is surprising to me anymore. I don’t live my life based on what people say about me.
You acted in the movie, ‘Dirty Secret,’ alongside Muna Obiekwe and Jibola Dabo. The movie has generated so much criticism. How have you taken it?
I felt it but I felt it in a very positive way. It really helped my career. It helped me with my job and my personality as a woman. The movie has been highly talked about and it even got me more popularity. It was really crazy to be part of it. I got paid to interpret a role as an actress and I did it perfectly well. I don’t give a f**k about what anybody is saying out there.
Some critics felt your seminude role in the movie was totally African?
I don’t know what the Africa role is. I don’t know about being an African or not. I am a human being and an actress. That is all I know. Being an African is not part of my job.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE DRAW RESULTS



Below are the gropings:


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE DRAW

Group A
: Bayern Munich, Villarreal, Manchester City, Napoli


Group B: Inter Milan, CSKA Moscow, Lille, Trabzonspor


Group C: Manchester United, Benfica, Basel, Otelul Galati


Group D: Real Madrid, Lyon, Ajax, Dinamo Zagreb


Group E: Chelsea, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Genk


Group F: Arsenal, Marseille, Olympiakos, Borussia Dortmund


Group G: Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit St Petersburg, APOEL


Group H: Barcelona, Milan, BATE Borisov, Viktoria Plzen


What do you think about this grouping?

Uefa Super Cup 2011 : Barcelona Vs Porto Today At 7:45pm (Nig.Time)


Managers Pep Guardiola and Vítor Pereira are predicting an exciting game between Barcelona and Porto in the Uefa Super Cup at Stade Louis II on Friday.

Barça have set a Super Cup record by reaching the Monaco showpiece for an eighth time – and Guardiola has promised an enthralling clash between two of Europe’s most prestigious clubs.

“Finals are meaningful when you play against clubs with a great history – it was an honour to play against Manchester United and it’s an honour to play against one of the strongest teams in the world now in Porto,” said Guardiola on Thursday.

“Mathematically their figures are impeccable and when you watch them play you can see they do things very well. I think it will be an excellent final, just like the Champions League was.”

It will be the eighth occasion the two sides have met in European competition, with Barça holding the superior record after having secured victory over their Portuguese opponents on four previous occasions.

Guardiola will be without defender Gerard Piqué, who tore his calf in training last Tuesday, while Carles Puyol is unavailable after undergoing surgery to repair damaged cartilage in his left knee in June.

Meanwhile, Porto are making their fourth appearance in the Super Cup – they triumphed in 1987 before losing both previous trips to Monaco in 2003 and 2004.

As in 1987 and 2004, the Europa League winners approach the final with a different coach from the one that won their qualifying competition – Pereira replaced André Villas-Boas as Porto manager this summer and his first test in Europe will be for his side to contain the newly-crowned Best Player in Europe, Lionel Messi.

“You can’t stop Messi with any special tactic,” said Pereira. “You stop him with a strong team performance, by concentrating defensively, covering each other and anticipating intentions. You will see our own game plan and identity; you don’t adapt to your opponent.”

Although Pereira admits Barça are the best team he had seen in his lifetime, the Porto boss promised his side would put on a show against the Champions League holders.

“We’re here on our own merit following a great season,” Pereira said. “We know Barcelona are a great team, but we’re not here to see them play. We came here to win this game so we have the ingredients for a great spectacle.”

Porto have faced Spanish opposition in the Super Cup before – the Portuguese side suffered a 2-1 defeat by Valencia in 2004 and it is the only occasion in which a Spanish and a Portuguese team have faced each other in Monaco.



http://www.thesportreview.com/tsr/2011/08/barcelona-v-porto-uefa-super-cup-2011-preview/

12 Killed In Adamawa State As Boko Haram Strikes Again



MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A radical Muslim sect blamed for attacks across northeast Nigeria bombed a police station and robbed two banks Thursday, killing 12 people in an assault highlighting the group's escalating willingness to shed blood, authorities said.

The sect, known locally as Boko Haram, stormed into the city of Gobi in Adamawa state in broad daylight, first attacking the police precinct with bombs and raking the building with gunfire, police commissioner A.T. Shinaba said. The group killed four police officers and a soldier guarding the area, he said.

The sect members then shot their way into two local branches of First Bank PLC and United Bank for Africa PLC, killing seven bank employees before speeding away with an unknown amount of cash, Shinaba said. Four others suffered injuries in the attack.

"Our police station was attacked this morning by a gang of suspected Boko Haram gunmen in vehicles and motorbikes," the shaken police commissioner told journalists. We are "combing the bush for fleeing sect members."

Nigeria, home to 150 million people, suffers from a weak police force more focused on collecting bribes than law enforcement in the oil-rich nation. The force also has been unable to handle the rise of Boko Haram, which many believed had been dismantled after a security crackdown following a sect riot in 2009 left 700 people dead.

The group, whose name means "Western education is sacrilege" in the local Hausa language, seeks the implementation of strict Shariah Islamic law in the country. Nigeria is largely split between a Christian south and Muslim north, where 12 states already have a version of Shariah in place.

Boko Haram has been blamed for a rash of killings targeting security officers, local leaders and clerics in the area over the last year. It also has claimed responsibility for a bombing at the nation's police headquarters that killed two people in June.

This would be the first bank robbery attributed to the group, though sophisticated attacks on banks have been carried on banks in north Nigeria in recent weeks.

Brazilian Company Offers To Buy PHCN For $100 Billion


A Brazilian company has offered to buy the Federal Government’s stake in 17 Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) successor companies for 100 billion dollars (N15 trillion), Prof. Barth Nnaji, the Minister of Power, said.
Nnaji made the fact known in Lagos on Thursday at the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Association of Energy Correspondents (NAEC).
 “A Brazilian company, for instance, has offered to buy the Federal Government’s stake in the 17 PHCN
successor companies for 100 billion dollars  (N15 trillion),” he said.
Nnaji, represented by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Cydon Adinuba, said that the National Council on Privatisation  (NCP) had approved and shortlisted potential bidders after receiving 331 applications.  
“With the inauguration of the Electricity Bulk Trading Company Board on Tuesday, the investors’ confidence has been further bolstered.
“The Bulk Trader, which enjoys the World Bank Partial Risk Guarantee (PRG), exists to give comfort and confidence to generation companies by guaranteeing power generating companies’ payment for all their products.
“It will cease to exist when the distribution companies mature enough by being credit worthy,” he said.
Nnajisaid that 40 firms were shortlisted to bid for the concession of the hydro stations, 87 shortlisted for thermal stations and 80 for the electricity distribution companies.   
“In spite of the global economic crisis and the reported decline in foreign direct investment, there has been a remarkable growth of international investors’ confidence in Nigeria’s power sector in the last one year,’’ he said.
Also, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, said that the challenge facing the industry was for the government to create an enabling environment for it to strive.
Alison-Madueke, represented by Dr Earnest Nwapa, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), said that it would allow capital to flow inward and get retained for economic growth and development.
“I want to assure Nigerians and our international partners that the government has taken firm steps to address these concerns in a structured and sustainable manner,” the minister said.
She expressed concern over the huge capital flight in the oil and gas sector ,which had been blamed largely on many years of dependency on foreign products and services.
The minister said that this had cost the nation about 300 billion dollars (N45 trillion).
According to her, the oil industry currently needs to spend about 20 billion dollars (N30 trillion) annually.
She said that the major operators had not helped matters by reliance on the importation of goods and services.
The minister said that they had not made any effort to develop sustainable capabilities that would support life cycle operations in Nigeria.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail!, Fashola Tells Landlords



Respite has finally come to tenants in Lagos as the state governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has signed into law a bill that will make it unlawful for a landlord or his agent to demand or receive from a sitting tenant rent in excess of six months.

The law, which explicitly harps on the rights and obligations under tenancy agreement and relationship between the landlord and tenant, will go a long way in addressing the problem of housing in the metropolis.

According to the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Ade Ipaye, a defaulter of the law would be liable to pay a fine of N100,000 with the option of a three-month jail term.

The law also stipulates a six-month quit notice for a tenant who pays the rent yearly, with the clause that a tenant might apply to court for an order to stop unreasonable increase of rent by the landlord.

In a situation where the increase is unreasonable, the law allows the court to order the landlord to reduce the amount.

The law also makes it unlawful for a landlord to eject a tenant from any premises pending the determination of the action by the court.

On offences and penalties, the law says that any person who demolishes, alters or modifies a building in order to eject a tenant without the approval of the court shall be guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of N250,000 or six months imprisonment.

It states further that any landlord who forcibly ejects a tenant, threatens or molests a tenant by action or words will be liable to a fine of N250,000 or six months imprisonment.
Commenting, Fashola said that the law would address the problem of housing as the state continued to explode in population.



http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/news/27189-collect-more-than-6-months-rent-go-to-jail-fashola-tells-landlords

The 2011/12 Uefa Champions League Draw! 4.45pm Nig. Time



The draw for the Champions League Group Stage takes place on Thursday in Monaco from 4.45pm (UK time).

How the draw works

The 32 clubs who feature in the draw are split into four pots of eight based on their UEFA coefficient scores. These are based on performance in European competitions over the last five years.

A total of eight groups of four teams will be drawn with one side from each seeding pot in each group. No side can be drawn against another from the same pot, nor can they play a team from their home country.

Where two sides from the same country have qualified, they will be paired to split their matches between Tuesday and Wednesday, so one club will always play at home on one day and the other will play away on the other day. In the case of countries with three representatives, only two teams have been paired in terms of their fixtures; in the case of countries with four representatives, two pairings have been made.

To ensure sides from the same country play on separate days, the eight groups will be distinguished by colour: Groups A-D will be red and Groups E-H blue. When a paired club is drawn, for example, into one of the red groups, the other paired club - once it has been drawn - will automatically be assigned to one of the four blue groups.

The order of home and away matches will be determined after the draw has taken place.

Pot One:
Barcelona
Manchester United
Chelsea
Bayern Munich
Arsenal
Real Madrid
FC Porto
Internazionale

Pot Two:
AC Milan
Lyon
Shakhtar Donetsk
Valencia
Benfica
Villarreal
CSKA Moscow
Marseille

Pot Three:
Zenit St. Petersburg
Ajax
Bayer Leverkusen
Olympiakos
Manchester City
Lille
FC Basel
BATE Borisov

Pot Four:
Borussia Dortmund
Napoli
Dinamo Zagreb
Apoel FC
Trabzonspor
Genk
Viktoria Plzen
Otelul Galati



So have your say! What do you think the groupings would be like?





Nigerians Hit Back-Thank God We're Not Ghanaians


This is a song by an unknown Nigerian, in response to the FOKN BOIZ of Ghana who released a track tittled: Thank God We're Not A Nigerians!The artist intends that a dialogue using music, humour, historical and philosophical tones will melt the simmering tension/ envy/ jealousy between Ghanians and Nigerians. Increase the PEACE!  Watch the video below:


                                     




THE LYRICS

Thank God We're Not Ghanaians!

Can you imagine Ghanains abusing Nigeria, the giant of Africa, the sunshine, the mountain, and the golf of oil of Africa? Ghana, let us teach you some English, for there's going to be some diplomatic brouhaha o, if President Atta Mills doesn't call the Foka Sibe Boys to order

Which country in the world calls their friends "Charlie" and names all their men after weekdays and weekends, Kwado (Monday) Kwabena (Tuesday) Kwaku (Wednesday) Yau (Thursday) Kofi (Friday), Kwame (Saturday), Kwesi (Sunday)? Una too much o!


And you are so laid back, you don't even know, look at every bank around you, it is UBA, ECO-Bank and Zenith bank. Your mobile phones are routed through Lagos, MTN, Vodafone, Tigo and whatever! Charlie, Thank God we are not Ghanaians o!

See your president worships in Lagos, pays tithes to Synagogue, even your under-something football team relies on Pastor T.B Joshua to win the world cup because there is no God in Ghana. Charlie, thank God I'm not a Ghanaian o!

When was the last time Ghana had a national team after Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah started hawking spicy Rob and puff-puff. Charlie, thank God we are not Ghanaians o!

Instead of getting down on Amala, Pounded yams and orisirishi, you eat burnt rice three times a day and call it a funky name "Wache" as if we won't understand...Thank God we are not Ghanaians!

Since Fela left Ghana you only knew how to sing old highlife and wedding songs, who marries with a Ghanaian music anymore anyways... Thank God we are not Ghanaians!

Remember Nigerians created Nollywood, but Ghanaians are stuck trying to create something, should we call it "Nannawood?" with the same characters- kofi, nana, kwabena and Elizabeth...you can't even get near any wood, Charlie, thank God I'm not a Ghanaian o!

And why did Obama come here and didn't spend a second night, was it because Accra was too boring??? Thank God we are not Ghanaians.
Please if you can't afford three-piece Nigerian agbada stop wearing the black and white stripe school uniform and call it a national attire, afterall you have discovered oil, please dress better, OK. Charlie, thank God we are not Ghanaians.

Our traditional rulers are cruising around in Bentley, Mercedes Benz, and BMW but yours are still hanging on wooden limos, Charlie, thank God we are not Ghanaians

We know you love to do 419 but tell me who will send you money when you send a dead chicken by FedEx in the name of Sakawa... Thank God we're not Ghanaians o!

Brothers, make una show some respect to the big brother next door, otherwise we will ask Lagosians to move over to Accra and overrun the place...

And as Fela taught, Fefe n'efe ntina obaa tu amirika a, ense na nofona yese, ebete ato ntia, ebete ato ntio, ebeti aton ti, abeti atontia, ebeti atonti, ebeti atonti e, ebeti atonti

Make una warn unaself o, na condition way make crayfish bend!




Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Pictures of Mikel Obi's father's kidnappers

About 2 weeks ago, the father of the Super Eagle and Chelsea FC star was kidnapped. This kidnappers (who were 6 in number including a lady) were recently nabbed by the Nigerian Police. Two of the kidnappers who are soldiers would be court martialled this week. The kidnappers' photos are shown below. 

Here are their names in full. Nkechi Ossai, Ifeanyi Essien, Jacob Cowen, Ndubusi Friday, Basil Chukwuma and Sule Ibrahim.

The funniest Oliver Video I've seen so far- by My Backyard Crew

Most of us are aware of the on-going Oliver video contest by the Mo'hits crew. I've watched so many of the Oliver videos, but the funniest i've seen so far is the version by 'My Backyard Crew'. This group which consists of 7 'clowns' took the Oliver thing to the next level; shooting their videos at various well known and monumentary locations. It was just simply the definition of 'hilarious'. They shot at various locations including the University of Lagos, Tafawa Balewa Square(TBS), third mainland bridge,ozone cimemas, koko lounge, The Palms, lekki, just to mention a few. You need to watch this!

So so hilarious! This crew should make it to the Top-Three, at worst, I think!
Please post the links to any funny versions you've so far seen.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Tips on building traffic to your Blog/Website




There are various very effective ways of building traffic to your website or blog.The benefits of building traffic is very obvious to us all. I am not going to preach to you about why you need traffic. You should know this already.
I'm going to expose some of these tips that aid traffic building in this article.
The basic principle of building traffic is "Going to where your target readers are, doing something really unique and then creating a link to your website/blog"


WAYS OF GENERATING TRAFFIC TO YOUR BLOG/WEBSITE
These methods are what guides me as I do whatever I do to get traffic online. With that said, let me reveal the ways build traffic to my blog



1. Blog commenting
Blog commenting helps a lot in generating traffic for your blog. It has many other benefits. You get SEO (Search Engine Optimization) benefits. Build a relationship with blog owner etc.
Blog commenting works best when you have something to say in the comments or show you are resourceful or helpful.
The link from the comment brings traffic to your blog or website.


2. Guest posting
This is my main way of building traffic to my blogs. 
The good thing about guest posting is that it helps to build friendship and rapport with the owner of the blog.
Don’t forget to link to your blog or website on the guest post using your target keyword


3. Social bookmarking
This is the use of online book-marking services to bookmark links and share with friends and other people all over the world.
Popular bookmarking services that I use and you can use are:
www.digg.com
www.reddit.com
www.delicious.com
www.mixx.com
www.stumbleupon.com

There are so many of them and you could also use semi automated services like
www.socialposter.com
www.socialmarker.com
www.ping.fm  to make the work easier.
Paid Tools like bookmarking demon and outsourcing on Elance or Odesk can make the task easier


4. Social Website And Networks
Social networks also send some amount of traffic to my blogs and websites. What I basically do is post and tweet my post link after publishing them on my blog. If you have a facebook and twitter account, there are WordPress plugin that can help your post a link to your blog or websites after the post goes live.
The 2 popular one I am talking about here is
www.facebook.com
www.twitter.com


5. Free E-Book Directories
This is the most recent traffic building that I have read up .It involves submitting free e-books people can download on free e-book directories.
To get traffic with this strategy you either have links to your blog or website in the e-book or you link the readers to download the book on your blog or website.
This is a very workable strategy. Don’t be afraid because it involves e-books. If you can write a blog post, you can write an e-book. I could even convert this blog post into an eBook and submit on these free e–book directories. If you are looking for free e-book directories you can use, just Google “free e-book directories”.


6. Article Marketing
This is a recent link building and traffic building strategy that I have started practicing seriously. It basically involves writing an article and submitting it to article directories. At the end of the article, you can link to your blog or website using any specific anchor text or keyword of your choice.
I usually submit my articles to 2 major article directories.
www.EzineArticles.com
www.GoArticles.com
There are many more article directories. If you Google up article directories, you will find more. I stick to this two because they amongst the top two.
When you write and submit articles, don’t forget to link back to your blog or website using your desired keyword.



7. Content websites
There are several content websites that allow you to post articles and other forms of media like video, images etc on their websites. These sites also allow you to make some money as you use them.
You can also build links and traffic to my blog using these websites.
The two popular ones I use are www.squidoo.com and www.hubpages.com .
There are many other content website you can use. Don’t forget to link back to your blog and website



8. Shareware
This strategy involves the use of free software downloads to get traffic to your blog or website. It is a strategy I have not tried yet.  it might be a bit too techie and costly but if you can successfully submit free software people can download on a site like www.download.com or other free shareware website ,you will have loads of traffic to your blog or website.
Some people recommend using www.conduit.com to build simple shareware. You can try this strategy and see how it works for you

Mikel Obi's father found alive and freed in Kano



Police spokesman Olusola Amore told The Associated Press that investigators followed Michael Obi's trail from central Nigeria's Plateau state to Kano, one of the nation's largest cities. There, officers raided the area where Obi was held, freeing him and arresting a number of kidnappers, Amore said.

Amore said he had other details about the operation on Monday night.

Michael Obi was kidnapped on Aug. 12 while on his way home from work in the central Nigerian city of Jos.




Officers raided a neighbourhood in the Nigerian city Kano on Monday where they found Michael Obi and arrested five suspects.
Obi was kidnapped on 12 August as he travelled home from work in the city of Jos, around 200 miles away from Kano.
He told reporters: "I started begging them but they beat me mercilessly. They kept me in a terrible place."
The BBC's Yusuf Ibrahim Yakasai said Obi's face showed signs of the beatings that he says he endured during his ordeal.
"I was taken right deep into the bush, in an isolated area in Jos", Obi said.
"There are five of them and they were dressed in military uniforms. They pushed me into a vehicle painted in military colours and began to drive very fast. I never knew a vehicle can fly like that."
Mikel's management company Sport Entertainment & Media Group (SEM) said in a statement: "Earlier today Michael Obi called his family to advise them that he had been released by his abductors.
"John Obi Mikel would like to thank everyone in Nigeria, his family and friends, Chelsea FC and their fans and his agents for their total support during this terrible time."
During the time of his father's disappearance, Mikel continued playing for Chelsea - starting matches against both Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.
On Friday, Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas hailed the "amazing mental toughness" shown by the midfielder in the wake of his father's kidnapping.
A Chelsea statement said: "Mikel has shown outstanding commitment and professionalism during this most difficult of times, and the club will continue to offer its full support to him and his family."
It isn't the first time a football player's family has been targeted in Nigeria. In 2008, gunmen abducted the younger brother of Everton defender Joseph Yobo as he left a nightclub in Port Harcourt, the delta's largest city. The brother was released unharmed about two weeks later, though it was unclear if a ransom had been paid.
Michael Obi's abduction came after a Forbes magazine survey in June listed Mikel as the seventh highest-paid African player in Europe. The magazine listed Mikel's salary as $5.8 million a year.

Wizkid Impregnates an Undergraduate- She gives birth to baby girl!

The torch is set on Wizkid once again as rumour spreads around the internet about Wizkid having a baby girl. The gist says that Wizkif impregnated an undergraduate named Sola several months ago. Nine months passed and the result was a baby girl for Wizkid.

The beloved hit-maker and ladies man has been linked to many women – most times older than he is – and pundits had feared he could be heading the way of misdemeanour if care was not taken.
Now, as our investigations reveal, the young man impregnated an undergraduate named Sola several months ago, and the lady has since put to bed. Before delivering a baby girl for Wizkid two months ago, we’re told Sola who resides in Magodo, Lagos was studying in the University of Legon, Accra, Ghana.
This is not something his close friends and associates would want to reveal for now. And we’re told his parents and mentors insist they’ll wait until a DNA confirmation, before fully admitting the child is Wizkid’s. At least two colleagues confirm to us, that the debutant allegedly fathered a child in June. Multiple sources who are familiar with the ‘baby mama’ and her family also tell us ‘it was widely known to us all when they were dating. And we knew when she got pregnant for him’.
Wizkid has been rumoured to date daring actress Tonto Dike even though they both continue to deny this. We confirmed from reliable sources back then, that Wizkid’s Honda Accord that was jacked by robbers, was a gift from Dike.


In an elaborate chat with a Nigerian Entertainment Today editor, Wizkid denies having a child. ‘No, I don’t. It’s just a rumour, I’m not thinking about that right now’. In the interview held last week at Ogudu-GRA, in Lagos and published in this week’s edition of Nigerian Entertainment Today Newspaper, he continues, ‘ I really don’t want to find myself in that kind of situation, I’m all about my music now‘. But our sources, who want to remain anonymous, insist Wizkid has fathered his first child,  Will Wizkid, whose real names are Ayo Balogun, follow in the footsteps of 2face Idibia (five kids from three women), JJC (three kids from three women), 9ice (three kids from two women, one of whom is still legally married to him), and the likes of Father U Turn, KWAM 1, KSA, and many other musicians who have children from multiple relationships? Or will he settle with his baby’s mother and make a home?

Interestingly, Wizkid’s leader Banky W, himself a bonafide ladies’ man and fun-lover, remains scandal-free; managing to stay away from controversies and making sure he doesn’t toe the line of illegitimacy.
Last Friday, the singer tweeted from his official Twitter handle (@wizkidayo) ‘Hey All,  Gotsumthin to tell yall. In life, there are those times when you wonder about the wrong decisions you’ve made… This is one of those times for me.  Irealize that I haven’t always lived up to everyone’s expectations from my loved ones to the immense love from my fans. I am sorry.  Please continue to pray for me.  With the help of my family and my EME big brothers, I am working on becoming a better man, a better artiste, a more responsible person with every one of my actions.‘




Friday, 19 August 2011

P-Square Miss Their Normal Private Life

Superstar twins- Peter and Paul Okoye- popularly known as P-square who recently released their latest album 'The Invasion' said in an interview that they were missing their normal life. They talked about the pains of living in the lime light and how they store their massive income made ever since their rise to stardom since their release of the 'Get Squared' album.


They revealed this in an Interview they had with Ogbonna Amadi on Vanguard. 
"Our normal lives are gone, seriously. We like Akara (beans cake) but we can no longer stroll out to buy Akara anymore. Even if we're in the car and we need
something, our P.A would be the one to get it. We miss our freedom.... And we miss going out to eateries and local joints like the Mama-put. We send someone to do so. If it were in those days, we'd go there and point at what we want to eat. The problem is, when we send someone to do the buying, they wouldn't know what we'd prefer.'


"we try as much as possible to go to private beaches in Lagos. Still, we'll end up taking pictures there from when we arrived till we leave. At the early stages we used to think celebrity lifestyle isn't it, but now, we are used to it...Sometimes they (ladies) bare their breasts for us
to sign autographs...Some would even threaten you, if you don't kiss them. And we wouldn't have a choice than to kiss them-but not the deep kiss...Yeah, at times we touch their boobs if they want it.


What we asked from God was that he blesses us so that we can live a fulfilled life and be a blessing to others. But we didn't know the implication of it all. For instance, whenever we go to Silverbird to watch a movie, we'll have to sit in the car. Someone would go get the ticket and we'd end up staying in the car till like five minutes to the start of the movie. Then we'll just walk straight to the room
but there's nothing we can do about it."

Talking of how they share their money and store wealth...
"People contract P-Square and not Jude. So does he get his percentage? This might be funny. We don't give percentages to one another. We are property oriented so money doesn't stay in our accounts for too long. There's no how P-Square would release an album without using the money for a project like buying lands and building houses. What we now do after those houses are built is to share it among ourselves.
The biggest house is in Jos where our parents live.....As P-Square, whenever money comes, we keep it in a place and that's why many people look at us as Igbo boys. As Igbo boys, do you think we'll build a house in Lagos without building in our village? It's not possible."

Mo’Hits Releases New D’banj Single “Oliver” and Announces “Oliver” Competition



Following the success of the #Enigma competition Mo’Hits Records have decided to give a chance to people with different kinds of talent – Dance, Comedy or anything Entertaining.
To participate simply record a video clip of yourself or your group dancing/jonzing, upload to YouTube and email the link to oliver@mohitsrecords.com
The videos will be judged based on how entertaining they are.
You don’t have to be Michael Jackson..
Prizes
1st: $2500
2nd: $2000
3rd: $1500
4th: $1000
5th: $500
Top 10 entries will be part of the Official Oliver video
Top 50 gets a FREE Koko Mobile Handset

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The Mohits version of this competition was just so hilarious. I laughed my ass out while watching the video. I believe i can do better tho ;) . I already have a very funny concept on my mind now. Just wait till i release my version...lol.  Here's the Mohits' Version:


Please y'all should paste the links to your Oliver video. I love the versions i've seen so far and i've really had a good laugh. Its fun!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Unilag girls disgrace themselves in bloody Tweet-fight.

Its no longer news that people now take their quarrels and frustrations to twitter- an act popularly known as 'tweet-fight'. One of such memorable tweet-fights between some so-called 'Unilag chics' kicked off on Monday night-the 15th of August- the girls whose twitter handles are @sexylhara, @fabuloustoksy and @damiesmalls


You just have to love twitter. If you have a problem with anybody , you don't take it to the streets anymore...... you take it to twitter for the whole world to see. and this is exactly what these chics did. I bet u'll love this. Here are the snapshots.











What do y'all think about this?? Interesting or rather pathetic?



Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Mikel begs kidnappers: Let my dad go - he's an old man

Distraust Chelsea star John Obi Mikel has pleaded with the gang who snatched his dad in Nigeria to free him.


The 24-year-old midfielder told of his shock at hearing Michael had vanished after leaving the ­transport company he runs on Friday. There has been no ransom note and no one has made contact with the player or his family since his kidnap.


Mikel, who at the weekend played for the Blues despite the anguish of knowing Michael was missing, looked ­devastated as he said: “Whoever has got my dad or knows where he is, please contact me and hopefully he should be released.




“He’s an old man and hasn’t done any harm to anyone as far as I know. I have always tried to help the country in every way I can, playing for the country, serving the country. This is the time for the country to help me in this situation. “This is still a shock to me and my brother, we can’t believe it and we don’t know what to do.”


Kidnapping is common in Nigeria. Targets are usually relatives of the rich or western oil workers, snatched and held to ransom. Michael vanished in Jos – a city Mikel insists is not normally associated with abductions.


The £70,000-a-week Nigerian ­international, said to be the seventh highest-paid African player in Europe, added: “It is normally safe in Jos and this is very rare. My family have lived there all our lives and the kidnappers will know who my dad is and who his son is.”


Mikel said he took the agonising decision to play in Chelsea’s 0-0 draw at Stoke on Sunday after his mum begged him to.


“It was very ­difficult," he added. "The manager asked me how I felt and I said I didn’t want to let my team down, the club down or my family. “If I didn’t play I think my mum would be very sad with me. I think I made their day by playing. I spoke to my mum before the game and she said to be strong and do make sure I do well in the game.


“My team-mates didn’t really know. My family didn’t want to tell me about my dad. They wanted to wait until after the game but the manager had to tell me, he said I had to know.” Mikel’s agent, John Shittu, praised his courage for playing against Stoke. He said: “He is totally devastated. We were not sure whether to tell him before the game".But after speaking to manager Andre Villas-Boas and sporting director Mike Emenalo we agreed he had a right to be informed of such a serious incident. He was under a lot of stress but he showed a lot of character and mental strength to play. It’s been tough for the young man. The family in Jos reported his dad missing at the police station as expected but we’re taking all necessary measures to find him. “We’ve told him to be brave and to stay calm.”


Police in Nigeria have told Mikel, who has won 30 caps for his country, not to return to Jos over fears for his safety. Plateau state police ­commissioner Emmanuel Dipo Ayeni confirmed Michael had disappeared but said there were no further details. He added: “We are still searching to find his ­location.”


Chelsea said yesterday: “Everyone at this football club was very concerned to hear that John’s father has been reported as missing and possibly abducted. “We will give Mikel and his family our full support at this difficult time.” Mikel’s representatives Sport ­Entertainment and Media announced the news of the kidnap. The agency said: “Thus far no ransom demand has been received.”


Kidnappings are common in Nigeria, with the families of footballers targeted because they are rich. It is in the oil-producing Niger Delta in the south where the majority of abductions for ransom occur.
The older brother of Everton star Joseph Yobo was kidnapped there in 2008. Nornu was freed after 10 days but it is unclear whether a ransom was ever paid. Several Brits have been snatched in recent years including construction and oil workers

80% Of First Class And 2.1 Failed Nnpc Test (Scored less than 20%)




The just concluded recruitment examination conducted by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recorded abysmal failure as 80 per cent of the applicants, who were mainly first class and second class upper graduates, failed the examination.


Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr Austen Oniwon, disclosed this on Monaday while declaring open the 9th NNPC National Quiz Competition in Abuja


Oniwon, who disclosed that the NNPC was currently carrying out a recruitment exercise, stated that the result of the recruitment examination was not as good as expected as 80 per cent of the so-called first class and second class upper graduates scored less than 20 per cent.


Represented by the Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Dr Levi Ajuonuma, the NNPC boss disclosed that this abysmal record did not only heighten the  NNPC management’s apprehension about the lack of functionality of our education format but goes a long way to underscore the need to shift focus away from mere paper qualification.


Disclosing that it would no longer be business as usual in the NNPC, the Group Managing Director said reliance on people to secure employment in the organisation was now a thing of the past stressing that the NNPC now placed emphasis on brilliance.


Apart from the NNPC examination, the GMD said the recently recorded nationwide mass failure of candidates in WAEC and NECO exams made the call for the urgent review of our school system more pertinent.


He said only a functional education that is skilled-based, that adds value to the nation’s economy and takes into consideration the skill-gap that exists in our nation today is ideal for Nigeria of today.

Uninterrupted Power Supply in his tenure- President Goodluck's goal.




President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said his administration remains committed to the attainment of uninterrupted power supply in Nigeria before the end of its tenure in 2015.


Jonathan gave this assurance during an audience with members of the Board of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company led by Vice President Namadi Sambo.


The President maintained that the Federal Government was mindful of the importance of steady power supply for national development, and would therefore do everything possible to ensure stable power supply.


President Jonathan said: “We all know the importance of power. We look forward to a time when Nigerians can enjoy uninterrupted power supply from the beginning to the end of a year and we are working hard to ensure that, that objective is attained within the life-span of this administration”.


Jonathan urged members of the board and management of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company to ensure that the company, which was established to oversee the implementation of National Integrated Power Projects, NIPP, funded by the three-tiers of government, contributes very effectively to meeting the country’s power supply needs.


Vice President Sambo who chairs the board of the company assured President Jonathan that it will deliver all gas-fired NIPP power generating stations, as well as associated transmission projects on schedule to ensure that the Jonathan administration’s promise of steady power supply is fulfilled.
Sambo said: “We will work relentlessly to fulfill our mandate on time,” while thanking President Jonathan for receiving members of the board. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Governors of Benue, Delta and Ekiti states, as well as the Ministers of Power, Petroleum, and Justice were present at the meeting.

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