Showing posts from December, 2012

Lagos Government Donates N4.5m To Ailing Actress, Ngozi Nwosu

Lagos State government today gave actress Ngozi Nwosu N4.5million to help with the treatment she needs urgently. The actress has been battling with a kidney and heart-related ailment for a while now and needed N6million for treatment abroad. She raised N2million from well-meaning Nigerians a few weeks back and needed N4million extra.

Nigeria's First Newspaper, Iwe-Irohin, Is Back After 140 Years

Nigeria's first Newspaper, Iwe Irohin, has been resuscitated after 140 years of its demise. The newspaper was founded in 1859 by a missionary named Henry Townsend in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Iwe Irohin was published bi-weekly in Yoruba and English language and ran for about 8 years before its demise in 1867.

Kim Kardashian Is Pregnant With Her First Child

The 32-year-old reality star’s boyfriend Kanye West announced the exciting news during his concert at Revel in Atlantic City on Sunday (Decemeber 30).

Hillary Clinton Hospitalised

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.
Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam Sunday. Reines says Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants.

Wonderful Triplet After 23 Years Of Waiting

They were without a child for 23 years, but in the last month of 2012, same month marking their 23rd wedding anniversary they got their blessing tripled. In this piece, BOLAJI OGUNDELE writes on the story of a Christian couple, who endured childlessness for 23 years and whose patience and faith in God has been rewarded with a set of triplets.Pastor and Mrs Adesoji Oni (middle) with well-wishers at the naming ceremony of their set of triplets at Abuloma, Port-Harcourt, on Friday morning.“It is joy overflow”, to use the exact words of the cleric whom God has preserved to his golden age before touching him with the feeling that humans call fatherhood. Pastor Adesoji Oni, the shepherd leading Rivers Province 2 of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), with his wife of 23 years, Mrs Dupe Oni, is part of the 100,000 babies miracle charged God by the General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

‘Mystery’ Arabic Inscription In Lagos

Pandemonium at the Ebute Ero end of Lagos Island as thousands are struggling to view an Islamic inscription which supposedly appeared mysteriously overnight.
A PUNCH correspondent, who is presently at the scene, observed that the Arabic inscription, which is on the floor of the Lagos Island Local Government Ebute Ero Welfare Association Market.

Sweden Imports Wastes To Generate Power

When it comes to keeping wastes out of landfill sites, Sweden leads the way in the world. It recycles what could be reused and bums what can be safely incinerated to provide power for a quarter of a million homes. Sweden however faces a big problem, and the problem is that Swedes are too environment-conscious and therefore aren’t throwing away enough waste to feed the incinerators.

Titanic Movie Star, Kate, Marries Third Husband In 10 Years

37-year-old actress and Titanic star, Kate Winslet, has tied the knot for the third time in about a space of 10 years, this time with popular businessman, Ned Rocknroll.
According to reports, the wedding held secretly in a converted barn with less than 15 people in attendance, excluding the couple’s parents. Kate, it was gathered, was led by her long term friend, Leonardo Di Caprio to meet her husband, instead of her parents.

Actress Mercy Johnson Gives Birth To Baby Girl

Mercy Johnson Okojie gave birth to a baby girl a few hours ago in a hospital in the USA.
Got the news just now from the people in the hospital with her. Mother and daughter are said to be doing great.

The Folding Bicycle


"Balotelli Is Glad That I Am Dating His Sister" - Obafemi Martins

Obafemi Martins is dating Mario Balotelli's elder sister, Abigail Barwuash and Mario is said not to be particularly happy about their relationship. But in a recent interview with, Obafemi dismissed insinuations that Mario was not happy that he's dating Abigail

Obama Grants Nigerian Student U.S. Permanent Residency

(CNN)– A Nigerian immigrant’s dream came true when President Barack Obama signed into law a rare private bill granting him permanent residency in the Unites States.

Victor Chukwueke, who lives in Michigan on an expired visa, came to the United States 11 years ago to undergo treatment for massive face tumors.

Calabar International Carnival [Photos]

The 2012 edition of one of Africa's biggest street carnivals, the Calabar International Carnival, lived up to expectations as it attracted more foreign tourists who visited Calabar for the carnival.
It is gradually matching up to the standard big carnivals like the Nottinghill Carnival in the UK and the Rio Carnival in Brazil have set.

Top 10 Private Jets Owned By Wealthy Nigerians

This list was said to have been culled from Encomium magazine, and it is quite revealing. The magazine wrote thus:

More exciting revelations have emerged that the penchant for private jets acquisition has cost wealthy Nigerians over N1 trillion in five years. The luxury trend actually rose by 650% between 2007 and 2012, this has increased the rate of private jet acquisition from 20 in 2007 to over 150 in 2012 which has placed Nigeriaand china as the fastest growing private jets markets in the world.

Benefits Of Fruit And Vegetable By Color

Fruits and vegetables have abundant nutrients and health benefits from boosting immune system to fighting against cancer. Check out this chart to learn more about health benefits of foods by color!

Apple Loses Copyright Lawsuit, Fined $165,000 US

A Chinese court has fined Apple Inc. 1 million Yuan for hosting third-party applications on its App Store that were selling pirated electronic books, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.
Apple is to pay compensation of $165,000 (U.S.) to eight Chinese writers and two companies for violating their copyrights, the Beijing No.2 Intermediate People’s Court ruled on Thursday, Xinhua said.

The Truth Behind Kim Kardashian Pregnancy

While rumors swirl that Kim is pregnant with Kanye’s baby, has learned exclusively what’s really going on with Kimmy! Read on for all the details.
According to an earlier report, Kim Kardashian was apparently suffering from morning sickness and needed urgent medical attention. However, is now hearing a very different story. Turns out the reality star has been battling the flu and is not pregnant with Kanye West‘s baby!

Symptoms, Causes And Treatments Of Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that develop in a woman’s ovaries. Most cysts are harmless, but some may bleed, rupture, or cause significant pain and discomfort. Ovarian cysts resemble bubbles which can be seen on an ultrasound image.
Ovarian cysts affect women of all ages and they occur most often during a woman’s childbearing years. Most ovarian cysts are non-cancerous and may disappear on their own in a matter of weeks without treatment.

Chief Clark Wants Payment Of 13% Derivation To States Stopped

Warri – In what appears to be a vote of no confidence on governors of Niger Delta states, former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, Wednesday, called on the Federal Government to stop paying the 13 per cent derivation fund to oil producing communities through the governments of their states, saying it was unconstitutional.
He described as sheer greed on the part of governors of oil and gas producing states, to appropriate the 13 per cent derivation fund meant for the oil and gas producing communities.

My Husband Does Not Like Romantic Scene, – Actress Omotola

Nollywood diva, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde speaks on the challenges of her marriage, work and motherhood.
We are two different people It takes two to tangle; my husband and I have our differences, but a lot of men do know what the women expect from them to make the marriage work. I think everybody should first be realistic in marriage.

Brandy Gets Engaged On Christmas Day

Brandy and her boyfriend of a few years, music executive Ryan Press got engaged on Christmas day.

Holiday Shopping For Beyonce And Jay-Z

They are looking forward to having a Blue Christmas this year. Having welcome their daughter Blue Ivy in January, Beyonce and Jay Z will be celebrating their first holiday as a family of three.
The proud parents spend Christmas Eve picking out some last minute gifts, with a trip to a toy shop and the upmarket store Bergdorf Goodman in New York. Dressed in a festive striped outfit of skirt and top, and with her hair tied up in a bun, Beyonce looked filled with the joys of the season.

Joseph Yobo Celebrity Christmas Cards

Footballer Joseph Yobo and his wife, former beauty queen Adaeze have joined the trend of celebrity Christmas cards.

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Skeptical Scientist Convinced Of Existence Of Heaven After Near Death Experience

A skeptical scientist who had spent his career studying the mechanics of the brain and dismissing patient tales of journeys to heavenly realms has revealed his extraordinary conversion after his own encounter with the afterlife during a near-death experience.
Dr Eben Alexander spent 15 years as an academic neurosurgeon at Harvard but he was struck with a nearly fatal bout of bacterial meningitis in 2008 and had no brain activity when he lay comatose for seven days at a Virginia hospital.

Chris Brown Hooks Up With Nigerian Model

American Chris Brown may have really fallen in love with everything in Nigeria, from d Artistes, to the Big Mansions,to our Shows and finally to our "women".
From sources,we learnt that breezy hooked up with one of Naija's Hottest Video Vixens Venita Marie aka Veezee(She hails from Delta state,she got fame after her feature in EME's skales video "mukulu" she was also the main character in P-square Alingo, and Tuface "Ihe neme"), after his concert, as he couldn't take his eyes off the beautiful veezee all Nigerian artistes are dying to have on the set of their music videos.

Chris Brown And Rihanna Spend Christmas Together

Sexy singer Rihanna spent the days leading up to Christmas in a rented villa in Barbados but surprised fans when she was spotted with Chris Brown at the Staples Centre to watch the LA Lakers and the New York Knicks. Before she left Barbados, there was an incident involving a German Nationale, who trespassed on the property she was staying in.
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“I Do Not Want To Talk About My Marriage” - Rev. Chris Okotie

Rev. Chris Okotie, Founder of the Household of God Church and presidential candidate of the recently deregistered Fresh Democratic Party, invited Hazeez Balogun to his Lagos home for an interview recently and spoke on issues including politics, church and his marriages.
How would you react to INEC’s recent deregistration of your party, FRESH? First, we believe that this is a conspiracy between the ruling party and the INEC. It is unconstitutional and repugnant to the spirit of the constitution and it is an attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to erase the voice of the opposition. It is also a ploy for the ruling party to perpetuate itself in power for as long as it can. We believe that the right thing to do is to go to court and expect the judiciary as the last bastion of our political and democratic experiment to remedy the situation and erase the aberration from our political landscape.

Celebration Of Christmas Around The World [Photos]

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Yoruba Actress Pregnant Out Of Wedlock

Fast-rising actress Liz Da silva, is heavy with her first child.
According to our gist merchants, the pregnancy should be about three months gone already.

President Barack Obama Dances Gangnam Style

It is obvious that US president Barack Obama loves the Gangnam Style, and has even mastered the signature dance. He dances Gangnam Style before his daughters to embarrass them. No plans of doing it publicly, sorry. Lol.
However, his daughters, Sasha, 11, and Malia, 14, are not too impressed by their dad’s goofy moves.

Obafemi Martins Set To Marry Balotelli’s Sister

It’s no longer news that the ace Nigerian footballer is in a sizzling relationship with Mario Balotelli’s elder sister, Abigail Barwuash.
Obafemi has been discreetly dating the Ghanaian lady, who he met in Spain a while back, for many months now. The lovers recently flew private jet to a remote Island in Europe for a romantic holiday before Obafemi flew home to Nigeria for Christmas.

2015 ELECTION: Jonathan Paid A Secret Visit To Obasanjo

As part of efforts to keep his second term bid on track, indications have emerged suggesting that President Goodluck Jonathan has commenced moves to pacify one of his predecessors in office, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
This is coming on the heels of reports yesterday in which the President denied insinuations that the relationship between him and ex-president Obasanjo was strained.

Mother Of Two Sacked From Job For Being Too Attractive

Being too damn hot could leave you jobless as in the case of Melissa Nelson who was fired for being too “irresistible” and a “threat” to her employer’s marriage.
“I think it is completely wrong,” Nelson said. “I think it is sending a message that men can do whatever they want in the work force.”

D'banj Snubs Don Jazzy At Rhythm Unplugged Show

It is obvious that the feud between these two best of friends is yet to be settled. Don Jazzy announced last week that he was opening a nite club almost immediately; the Koko Master announced that he was going to open a nite club as well.
Many artists who were on stage at the Rhythm Unplugged show kept hailing Don Jazzy who sat the V.I.P but when D'Banj mounted the stage during Kswitch's performance neither him nor his brother took notice of Don Jazzy's presence but just kept performing

AY Buys Acura Car As Xmas Gift For Wife

Comedian, AY Makun took to twitter to show his fans what he got his wife for Christmas.

Richest Yoruba Actress; Funke Akindele Tops

The popular Funke Akindele is a talented Yoruba movie actress who rose to fame in I Need To Know, a TV series that enlightened youths about HIV/AIDS. However, the Nollywood star cemented her stardom in the Nigerian film industry with her amazing performance in her rib cracking movie ‘Jenifa’.
This movie cuts across all social groups with the street parlance in it becoming the mode of communication at social gatherings. Many folks now says ‘Yelz’ instead of Yes, ‘Big Gehs’ instead of Big Girls, ‘Parry’ instead of Party, etc.

Rivers Governor Budgets N490.32bn For 2013

The Rivers Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday presented a budget of N490.32 billion to the state House of Assembly. The 2013 budget is N52.32 billion higher than N438 billion appropriation of the out-going fiscal year, representing 11.95 percent increase.
Presenting the budget yesterday, Governor Amaechi said the figure was reached after due consultations with the stakeholders and was geared towards achieving developmental targets set by the state government.

21-Year-Old Nigerian Wins Miss UN International Tourism 2012

A Nigerian has made the nation proud in faraway Kingston, Jamaica. Last weekend, Nigeria’s contender in the Miss UN International Tourism beauty pageant, Gbemisola Shotade, emerged winner after trashing 21 other contestants.
The 21-year-old Shotade, current Miss Global Nigeria (MGN)’s first runner-up came tops at the pageant which featured beauty queens from all over the globe. Commenting, an excited Shotade who returned to the country on Tuesday morning at the international Airport said: “I am so excited. There were many pretty girls there but I was lucky to have won.

Actress Genevieve Nnaji Doing It On The Dance Floor


Blogger & Nigerian Rapper Ties The Knot

Nigerian entertainment blogger, Chioma “Chizy” Onwuta of Chizy's Spyware married rapper Chima Michael Kallys popularly known as Playbouy.
Their wedding took place on Saturday 22nd of December 2012 at the Chapel Of Christ the Light with the reception at the Goshen Hall Events Center in Ikeja, Lagos while their traditional wedding was hosted in the bride’s hometown just a few weeks ago.
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Young Male Lion Caught In A Poacher's Snare But He Survived For 3 Years

A young male lion caught in a snare which slowly tightened around his neck as he grew older, has been saved after a rescue operation was launched. The snare was wound so tightly around the lion's neck
that he was left unable to hunt and the gaping wound left attracted flies and infection.

Queen Of England Annual Christmas Speech To Be Broadcast In 3D This Year

This year, British citizens with the right pairs of glasses will be able to invite the Queen into their living rooms as the annual Christmas broadcast from Her Majesty gets transmitted in 3D for the first time.

Proof, perhaps, that 3D technology has officially crossed over into the mainstream – or, if you’re of a cynical mind, that it is a fad in its dying days searching for some novelty and attention while it still can – comes in the form of the news that even Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of the United Kingdom, has adopted the format for her latest Christmas broadcast to the nation.

Jonathan Appoints Anenih As NPA Chairman; What Do You Think?

“We are yet to locate any of the federal roads awarded with billions by Chief Anenih as Minister of Works from 1999 which was completed in the more than three years he held sway in the ministry.
“President Goodluck Jonathan GCFR, has the powers by the virtue of the powers conferred on him by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to delegate or appointment anybody to office; however we view the appointment of Chief Anthony Anenih to chair the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Ports Authority {NPA} as an insult to Nigerians and utter endorsement of corruption.”

PDP Is Against The N30 Billion Loan Proposed By Nasarawa Governor

Chairman, Nasarawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Yunana Iliya, on Sunday opposed the N30 billion loan proposed by Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura’s administration to finance the state.
A statement signed by the Iliya and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria said that the proposed loan would impoverish the state.

Five Years After Menopause; Nigerian Woman Gives Birth

See God of miracle at work.
On December 6, 2012, 59-year-old Mrs. Oloruntoyin Adeola Alabi repeated the biblical Sarah’s feat when she gave birth to a healthy baby girl five years after reaching menopause. This educationist and proprietress of Praise Children’s School, Okota, Lagos proved science wrong and reinforced the belief that with God nothing is impossible. She laughed, just like Sarah did when the prophets told her she would conceive and bear a son. In Mrs Alabi’s case, the forebear didn’t tell the exact sex of the baby as Sarah was told.
Alabi, a native of Owu Local Government Area of Ogun State, got married on December 19, 1981, to 62-year-old Pastor Samuel Olasukanmi Alabi from Ibadan Southeast Local Government Area of Oyo State. When Sunday Sun visited the couple’s residence at Okota, Lagos, Mrs Alabi whose joy as she narrated her marital journey turned into misty eyes, said the 31-year-old inter-state marriage had passed through rough times, including three miscarriages in…

I’m Single And Available – Nigerian R&B, Banky W

Nigerian R&B maestro, Banky W, is a force to reckon with in the music industry. Olubankole Wellington is multi-talented, a prolific singer, songwriter, producer and also an actor.
Banky W spoke recently on his career, label, love life and many more. Excerpts>>>

Comedian ‘I Go Dye’ Gives Out BMW Convertible To Film Editor As Gift

This is nothing but friendship and love at display as ace standup comedian Francis Agoda popularly called I Go Dye recently gave out a BMW Z3 convertible automobile to film editor and event manager, Amuwa Oluseyi Asurf.

Asurf, who is a renowned film editor, was involved in an automobile accident a few weeks ago and was lucky to have escape alive but same couldn’t be said for his car as it was written off.