Friday, 31 May 2013

Premiere of “Turning Point” – Photos

Oge Okoye, Egor Efiok & Monalisa Chinda
On Friday 24th May 2013, Nigerian producer/director Niyi Towolawi premiered his movie Turning Point at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Celebrities including Oge Okoye, Desmond Elliot, Eva Alordiah, Monalisa Chinda and her beau Lanre Nzeribe, Uru Eke, OC Ukeje, Uti Nwachukwu, Paul Obazele, Segun Arinze and Charles Novia were in attendance.
View the premiere photos

Oh My Wind threatens Kim




she walked across the road in LA yesterday afternoon as the wind threatened her! 

Confirmed: Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge Tolls Opens Midnight June 1, 2013

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The Lekki Tolling Company, operators of the toll have confirmed that the toll will be opened midnight June 1 2013.
At the toll, commuters can pay via cash, E Tags or via Contact less Cards (Touch and Go Cards).
Fees
Motorcycles – N100
Saloon Cars – N250
Mini Vans, SUV’s, Pick Up Trucks – N300
Non Commercial Buses – N400

Singer Cassie gets sexy!!



JTF uncovers Lebanese terror cell in Kano


The Joint Task Force on Thursday said it had uncovered a Lebanon-based Hezbollah armoury and terror cell in Bompai, Kano State.
The force, which said it found large cache of arms and ammunition, also confirmed the arrest of three persons in connection with the armoury and the cell.

I Will Not Act Romantically In Movies Again Because Of My Husband- Dakore Akande


I have to consider my husband before taking any role these days. I will not do romantic roles as I used to back in the days. Though, if I see a role that is good and positive, maybe I could act. I am now a new Dakore and not the old Dakore people used to know because I am coming into a new era in my career.
I am now a mother and a wife. I just have to be more discerning about the movies that I embark upon.”

16-year-old secondary school girl crushed to death in Ilorin

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A thick dark cloud overshadow the ancient city of Ilorin, Kwara state on Thursday when a 16-year-old girl, Moridiyat Abdullateef, was crushed to death by a truck with number plate XB 482 BDU, alleged to have been on top speed.
According to the information made available to DailyPost, Moridiyat, a Senior Secondary One student of Government Girls Day Secondary School, Oke Suna, Ilorin, had gone to fetch water across the road for her grandfather in the morning before setting out for school and in her attempt to cross to the other side of the road at Taiwo Isale junction, she was hit by the driver, who was allegedly drunk, and had lost control of the vehicle.
It was learnt that the truck crushed the girl and all efforts by residents and Good Samaritans to save her life turned out futile as she died almost instantly.
The truck driver was said to have escaped while the truck was destroyed just in front of the deceased’s residence- a one-storey building beside
Asa river.
The father of the girl, Mr. Abdullateef Mohammed, a teacher, had in tears said he had taken the unfortunate incident as an act of God.

Owners Of Amigo & Tahir Hotel Arrested

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The military Joint Task Force (JTF) has arrested a Lebanese co-owner of Amigo Supermarket and Wonderland Amusement Park in Abuja, Fauzi Fawaz, following his alleged implication in ownership of a large cache of weapons of different types and calibre.
A report also indicated that a Lebanese owner of Tahir Palace Hotel in Kano, Tahir Fadallah, had also been arrested over his alleged involvement in the import of weapons.
But as at press time, there was a conflicting report on whether or not Fadallah had been arrested.
According to a military source, one of the suspects had been linked to a serving governor in one of the north–west states.

Bill Clinton’s Secret Son With A Prostitute Exposed




Bill Clinton has a secret son he fathered with a hooker – and the now 27-year-old young man is desperate to meet his biological dad.
In a bombshell exclusive interview, Danney Lee Williams Jr., the love child the then-governor of Arkansas conceived with ‘working girl’ Bobbie Ann Williams, tells GLOBE he fears Clinton, 66, who’s battling heart disease and also suffers from Parkinson’s, will pass away before they can meet.
“I read he doesn’t have long to live and I want to meet him face to face before he dies,” says Danney, who lives in Little Rock Ark. “I just want to shake his hand and say, “Hi Dad,’ before he dies. I’d like to have a relationship with Chelsea, too. She’s my half-sister.”
Danney also wants Clinton to acknowledge and meet his five children, who he says are the former President’s only grandchildren and range in age from 10 years to just 4 months old.

Burnt Tedder Hall At University Of Ibadan (Pictures)


The fire which started around 4;10am at the buttery area of the hall was as a result of an electrical failure. News reaching us has it that the fire service came around 5;25 am when the fire had already done serious damage. Goods and property worth thousands of naira was reported to have been lost to the fire. The Cyber café beside the buttery was also affected but some computers and computer accessories were salvaged. The warden of the hall released a statement in respect of the fire outbreak and told ‘Tedderites’ to keep calm and not use this opportunity to perpetrate nefarious activities in the hall.


Thursday, 30 May 2013

FORMER CHILD STAR BENITA OKOJIE! NOW A GORGEOUS ADULT




We still remember with nostalgia the very cute girl of many years back singing and bringing delight to many hearts. Now a graduate and in her early 20's and matured. We caught up with her recently at the launch of Samsung's new phone. 

IFC Acquires 8% of Tantalizers Plc

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The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group has acquired 8 per cent equity stake in Tantalizers Plc.
According to the company’s chief executive officer, Mrs. Bose Ayeni, the money from IFC with 8 per cent equity stake in the company, would be used to renovate Tantalizers outlets nationwide in a bid to increase the excitement around the Tantalizers brand.
“It will also be used to build new outlets and consolidate the deployment of the Tantalizers IT platform that links online all its stores throughout the country,” she said.
Tantalizers Plc had on June 23, 2008, listed by introduction 2.95 billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each at N3.50 kobo per share. As at Monday, the market share price of the company was N0.50 per share.
Mrs Ayeni stated that Tantalizers has spent time studying the developments in the Nigerian environment and the dynamics of the fast food industry and is now poised to address the changing taste of its customers.

Tonto Dikeh And Steel In Love!

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Check out photos of Tonto Dikeh and singer Steel together. It’s not surprising seeing these celebs together playing love birds game with the media. Salute them for the effort. Perhaps it’s just an act for media attention or they are truly in love. They could be negotiating for a new single together. Well! Who needs who?  Your fanatic fans would like to know what’s going on

Photos Of Egor Efiok At The Turning Point Movie Premiere After Party











Weird MC Has No Plans Of Marrying


Weird MC in a recent interview disclosed that she is not ready for marriage YET - so when will she be?!!
HHW: ANY PLANS TO GET MARRIED SOON?
Weird MC: No, I don’t have time for that. It’s not even in my plans. Right now I’ve got an album coming out, so that’s not in my plans.
HHW: WHAT IS FULFILLMENT TO YOU?
Weird MC: Fulfillment to me would be being able to make more money and know that I impacted positively into the lives of people with what I do and being comfortable with what I do. It’s not necessarily about the money.
You will recall that she recently performed alongside iconic female rap group Salt-N-Pepa and at the show she gave the crowd a taste of her new singles “Ijoya (Remix)” and “Fiesta.”

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Igbo People Are Killing Nollywood With Tribalism – Actress, Halima Abubakar

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One actress who really struggled for several years in Nollywood before she eventually got her big break is Halima Abubakar. She saw the challenges, faced them and eventually conquered.
But she said it no longer easy for up and coming actresses who are gifted but are not being allowed to prove themselves in the industry due to the high level tribalism of the Igbos who control the industry and are now making themselves lord over others. See her complains below…
“I have experienced tribalism, I know people would say it is a lie, but that is the truth. Why have those from a particular group not reached out to people who are not specifically from their areas?
“I have worked with a lot of Igbos, my marketer is Igbo, I have worked with a lot of them and I know those I have not worked with, I have not seen the right roles for me yet, but I believe they will come.
“But how about others, who are independently shooting movies, does that mean those are the only set of actors in Nollywood? I am not saying they should give me roles, but there are people who want to see fresh faces. We need to give others opportunity to showcase their talents.
“I am saying, stop tribalism and bring everyone under the umbrella of AGN,” Halima insisted.

Cristiano takes a shine to pop star Rihanna

Cristiano Ronaldo posing with Rihanna

Customs-Officer Arrested For Ferrying Arms For Boko-Haram


A high ranking customs officer allegedly aided the importations of weapons for Boko Haram.
Soldiers have arrested a serving senior official of the Nigeria Customs Service in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital for allegedly assisting Boko Haram insurgents to import arms into the country, both security and non-military sources revealed to Otohmillar
The officer, who is a native of one of the states in the volatile Northeast Nigeria, found himself in trouble when soldiers intercepted a vehicle cleared to enter the country through a border post under his command.
Some military sources who confirmed the incident to reporters in Maiduguri said the Customs officer was exposed when the driver of the truck carrying the illegal arms mentioned his name ‘as the Oga that allowed him to enter the country with the arms’.
The sources said the customs officer was also linked with several arms importation, an act that probably made him very rich, to buy his numerous landed property and posh cars.
The news of the incident, which had been downplayed by the security agencies in Maiduguri, however, became the talk of the town after it broke open this week.
A Borno civil servant told Journalists at the Government House, Maiduguri, that government officials know about the arrest of the officer.
“It is no longer a hidden news that he was arrested in connection with helping Boko Haram to bring in arms. A security source also told me that the senior officer manned the border post each time the truck conveying arms was about coming into Maiduguri. He would simply tell his boys to let it pass that it has been cleared from above,” said the civil servant who did not want his name published for security reasons.
Sources also said several military uniforms and guns were also recovered from the Maiduguri home of the arrested customs officer after a team of soldiers visited the building last week.
Journalists could not get across to the spokesmen of the various security outfits in Maiduguri, including the JTF spokesman, Sagir Musa, due to the grounding of telecommunication network which has lasted for almost two weeks since the emergency rule declaration.

The Tree That Killed People In Imo State (picture)


Uko, as fondly called was a tree located at Umudagu Mbieri in Mbaitolu LG of Imo state. Due to the shade the tree provided,an evening market was established called Ukwu Uko market. Nobody knew what the Uko tree was 'nursing' when the market became expanded and recognised as one-stop market one could buy fresh vegitables and foodstuffs. I used to go there to buy things when i was an undergraduate of Imo state University living at Sarah Hostel.'Because i'm involved' (in the words of Dim Odemegwu Ojukwu) i had a first hand feel of what the tree and the market look ed like,i write authoritatively that the tree was hail and hearty,with fresh leaves on it as seen in the picture. This is why people tend to wonder over the sudden collapse of Uko tree and even during the evening market when the market was filled wit buyers and sellers. So many were sent to their untimely graves including a pregnant woman by this tree. It was horrifying.

Man Kills Wife Over N500 In Lagos


A man identified as Gbadebo Elegbede, in Abule Egba area of Lagos State, on Monday  morning,  allegedly  beat his wife to death over a disagreement that started from a missing N500 note.
The incident, which reportedly occurred  at Oronna Street, Off Puposola Street, Abule Egba area of the state, started when 60-year-old Elegbede raised the alarm over his missing N500 he claimed to have kept in their room.
He accused one of his wife's sons of being responsible for the missing money but when the deceased defended her son, it led to a serious argument between the duo and subsequently to a fierce scuffle.
It was gathered that the man allegedly hit the woman with an unnamed object, which made her fall to the ground with blood gushing out of her mouth, and the 17-year-old son, Johnson, who the father accused of stealing the N500 came in and met the lifeless body of his mother.
The suspect was said to have locked the lifeless body of his wife in his apartment and prevented even her relatives from seeing the body, insisting that he owned her “whether dead or alive.”
A relative of the deceased, who spoke with the Nigerian Tribune, said “since he did not allow us see the corpse, we are now back in Ogun State. We are confused as to what to do whether to report the matter to the police in Ogun State or in Lagos State.

Source: Nigerian Tribune

Trailer falls on car And Kills Two on Airport road

 
A trailer carrying heavy duty rods lost control and fell on a car with three people inside. 
The three occupants of the car, two men and a woman, were staff of Zenith Pension, Victoria Island. The two men, Ovie and Sir Kay, lost their lives, while the lady survived with a deep cut on her head.
Rescuers managed to bring the lady out of the car that night after they heard her shouting she was still alive, but the two dead men were left in the car wreckage until the following morning when their colleagues showed up at the accident scene. Sad! 

Desmond Elliot, Ini Edo, Kenneth Okolie & Mary Lazarus star in “Desperate House Girls”

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Nollywood supertsars Desmond Elliot and Ini Edo star alongside rising actors Kenneth Okolie (ex-Mr Nigeria), Mary Lazarus and Tamara Eteimo in Uduak Oguamanam‘s new production.
The movie is directed by Desmond Elliot.

54 pregnant girls discovered in Lagos public schools

 
A recent statistics released by the Office of Youth and Social Development, an arm of the Lagos State Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development has uncovered that 54 girls were pregnant and 200 students were on drugs in Lagos public secondary schools.
This unhealthy discovery showed that 54 pregnant girls were counselled by the school social services in the last one year out of the 378 schools visited.
Out of the 54 pregnant girl students counselled, 18 of them who were with seriously depressed were brought under
supervision of the social welfare service
The report also revealed that 154 cases of sexual assault were uncovered and
the victims were counselled, while 27 of such affected students were placed under supervision. 91 victims of physical abuse were counselled, with 27 placed under supervision.
otohmillar gathered that about 102 students who absconded were also counselled by the department with 50 of such students placed under supervision.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Youth and Social Development, Dr. Dolapo Badru said the school social work section of his ministry had been going round schools to check delinquent acts of pupils in schools, which are detrimental to learning among students of primary and secondary schools in the State.
“Their work is that of identifying, managing and adjusting bad behaviour among students as a result of negative influence from peer group, modifying the behavioral attitudes of delinquent students in schools and offering counselling services to students from dysfunctional families.
“The School Social Workers have been working in collaboration with the School Guidance and Counsellors to counsel pupils and reform those in need of correction. Some of these cases were referred to Family Courts and the affected pupils were placed on supervision to enable them settle down both at home and in school.
“In the last one year, 378 schools were visited and a total of 2,601 students were counselled individually and in groups, while 567 students were placed on supervision,” he disclosed.
Dr Badru revealed that an investigation into the alleged sexual harassment of a girl-child by her guardian, a Naval Officer was also carried out, noting that she was
temporarily sheltered at the Special Correctional Centre for Girls, Idi-Araba till when she was released and got re-united with her biological parents in Bayelsa State.

Lagos Lawmakers Fault Tolling Of Lekki-ikoyi Link-bridge


•Concessionaire plans N100 to N400 toll rates, bans commercial vehicles
PROPOSAL by the Lagos State government to charge toll rates ranging from N100 to N400 on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge was Tuesday faulted by lawmakers in the state.
Except for their Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, about 20 lawmakers present at the plenary, raised questions on why the state government should concession and collect tolling on a bridge built with taxpayers’ money and fully paid by the government.
Besides, the lawmakers expressed dissatisfaction on why the state government chooses to present a voluminous document on terms and conditions of concession agreement and tolling to the lawmakers for approval, some days before the commissioning of the infrastructure in question. The bridge will be officially commissioned Wednesday.
In a letter read on the floor of the Assembly on Monday, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ade Ipaye had on behalf of the state government written a letter, seeking the “Ratification of the electronic tolling system operation, maintenance, concession terms and conditions for the Lekki-Ikoyi toll bridge.”
The letter also sought the approval of the lawmakers on initial maximum tolls set out in the agreement. The toll rates are N250 for saloon cars; N300 for mini vans, Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and light pick-up trucks; N400 for non-commercial buses with a maximum sitting capacity of 26 persons; N100 for motorcycles with 200 engine capacity and above.
Presenting the proposal as a motion Tuesday, Majority Leader, Dr Ajibayo Adeyeye noted that the bridge was built by the state government and has been concessioned to Lagos Tolling Company, working with two technical partners.
By the agreement, 73 per cent of revenue generated goes to the state government, while 27 per cent goes to the tolling company. Also, 80 per cent of all incidental activities like adverts go to the state government, while 20 per cent goes to the operating company. The concession agreement is for 10 years, and has five years renewable period.
Speaking on the motion, member of the House, Saka Fafunmi noted that construction of the bridge was a laudable initiative, but “must we always pay toll on every projects made by government?”
“On this one-kilometre bridge, I’m not convinced at all, after all, we did not borrow money to have this done,” he said.
Apparently in agreement with Fafunmi, Deputy Speaker of the House, Taiwo Kolawole noted that the request of the government, as claimed in the proposal, was not in line with the 2011 Public-Private Partnership law.
He said: “As far I’m concerned, this has nothing to do with PPP law. This is not about provision of infrastructure because the bridge has already been constructed using the taxpayer’s money. So, why should we still toll a road that we have built with our money?
Rotimi Olowo, representing Shomolu I Constituency suggested that the House should invite the Special Adviser on PPP and Commissioner for Works to explain details of the concessioning, coupled with prohibition of some vehicles from plying the bridge.
Prohibited from the route are commercial motorcycles popularly known as okada, tricycles, commercial vehicles including Danfo and high capacity buses, heavy-duty trucks, articulated trucks and lorries, among others.
Reacting to dissatisfactions raised by members, Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji said the House should be blamed for not raising these concerns earlier, when the state government was proposing the construction of the bridge.
The lawmakers would not accept the blame, because, according to them, the government did not avail them the opportunity to ratify details of the project.

Omotola mobbed at Murtala Muhammed Airport

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Omotola landed Murtala Muhammed Airport over the weekend and was welcomed by her husband Captain Matthew Ekeinde, the press and fans who had gotten wind of her arrival.
A tired but elated Omotola who was all smiles thanked the crowd, spoke with the press and posed for pictures before being whisked away by her husband and her security.

Chima Anyaso and Adanna Nzeribe set to wed June 15th in Oguta



Ceecon Oil and Gas boss, Chima Anyaso and Adanna Nzeribe will be getting married Saturday June 15th in Oguta. Congrats Bro!!!

''i am not a porn star but a daring actress'' - Uche Ogbodo


She said this in a recent interview with encomium,

    ''I can never do porn in my life. I can never do it because i am a woman who knows that i want to someday get married and settle down in Africa or wherever it is. But it's definitely going to be an African man. So ,there are things that hold me back from being that kind of person. i cannot do it.i am not a lousy,randy human being,i am not. Outside the movies and the whole razzmattazz,i am not. i am very decent.''
she said this in reference to her recent invitation from Afrocandy to star in a porn movie. 

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Miracle baby rescued alive after being dumped in sewage


 THIS astonishing photo shows a newborn baby being rescued from a sewage pipe by firefighters after being flushed down a TOILET in China.
The miracle infant was rescued from the THREE INCH wide damp pipe - located directly underneath a public loo - after passers-by heard it crying.
Police are treating the case as attempted murder and are hunting the parents in the strict communist state which bans couples from having more than one child.
China's state broadcaster CCTV said the abandoned infant was found under a residential building in Jinhua in the wealthy coastal province of Zhejiang.

Akeem Sodeinde re-opens his night club


Akeem Sodeinde has re-opened his night club, Movida, months after shutting down because of his inability to run it himself due to ill health. Movida was re-opened for business last Friday May 24th.

Dangote promises to end fuel importation in Nigeria

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President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has promised that in four years, his proposed refinery will end fuel importation in Nigeria.
“We hope to start something by end of the year. We have put down 50 percent of the money. We have secured $4.25 billion from two foreign banks and the rest from local banks,” Dangote said.
“In the north east and also parts of north west, we would be creating about 120,000 jobs, which has never happened in the history of Nigeria. This is what we intend to do in sugar alone. We thank government for bringing up this new sugar policy,” he said.
According to reports, Dangote’s proposed refinery is expected to produce 400,000 barrels per day and will be located in Ondo State.

Tiwa Savage’s album listening party (PHOTOS)

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Popular Fuji Musician Pasuma Alabi Loses Range Rover At Gun Point

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 Pasuma was attacked by dare devils and went away with his Range Rover Sport, Metallic Silver colour Reg: MUS 830 AP.
If seen or for any valuable information that can lead to its recovery, please contact : WAP1 Fans Club President on – 07030914697, Pasuma on – 08039498263 or the nearest police station.
Thank God for his mercies as he is alive and well.

Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha Loses Mum


 
May her soul rest in peace.

Monday, 27 May 2013

FG to begin construction of 700mw Zungeru Hydro Plant

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Work is expected to commence fully on construction of the 700 megawatts (MW) Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant, which President Goodluck Jonathan would perform turning of the sod tomorrow.
The plant which is expected to be completed in 2018, is being constructed by a Chinese consortium, CNEEC-Sinohydro Consortium, with total funding of the project being provided by the Federal Government and Exim Bank of China in the ratio of 25:75.
The project, initiated as far back as 1982 when its feasibility studies were initially conducted and submitted to the government by a United States firm, Chas T. Main International and later reviewed in 2008 by a French firm, Coyne et Bellier, will cost about N162,990,364,379.30 to complete, to add to the country’s total generated electricity.
Chief representative of the consortium in Nigeria, Ju Shiquan, who spoke to reporters over the weekend in Abuja, said the smooth take-off of work at the hydro plant had been concluded, hence, the official turning of the sod by the President tomorrow.
Terms in the contract stipulates that Nigeria will provide its counterpart funding contribution put at about $309 million.
According to the Minister of State for Power, Hajia Zainab Kuchi at the contract signing ceremony for the project early this year, the money is already domiciled within the ministry of power.
Kuchi had noted that the Ministry of Finance was expected to finalise all legal paper works to activate the 75 percent funding from the Exim Bank of China.
The project, when completed, is also expected to generate revenue to offset the facility from Exim Bank of China.

Ovia, Elumelu May Return to Zenith, UBA This Year

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There are strong indications that the former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Jim Ovia, and his erstwhile counterpart at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu will return to their respective financial institutions as either chairmen or non-executive directors by the second half of this year or early next year.
The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) rule on tenure limit for bank CEOs stipulates that the former bank chiefs can only hold board positions in any bank or its subsidiaries three years after their exit expires.

Tragedy averted as Lagos strip club collapses [PHOTOS]