Monday, September 30, 2013

The gold plated iPhone5 photo circulating online is fake!

Photo of the fake gold plated iPhone5 photo circulating online

The pic of the iPhone on the left has been circulated online with a few blogs alleging that the Federal Government has taken delivery of the 53 gold plated iPhones to celebrate Nigeria's 53rd anniversary tomorrow. I'm not particularly a fan of this government but photoshopping a pic to make a false story look true is probably not the way forward. The federal govt has denied ordering these phones, the UK company, Gold and Co of London, also denied and denounced the story.

Find the original photo and the Photoshopped version above. Reacting to the fake phone photo, Reno Omokri, Special Assistant (New Media) to the President said;

Let me make it clear that President Goodluck Jonathan is a simple man who has ensured that all independence anniversary celebrations under his watch have been low key inexpensive events in keeping with his policy of avoiding wasteful expenditures.

These stories and others like it are sponsored by those who would like to distract President Jonathan from the task of Transformation of which he has committed himself and this administration. It is a disservice to all of us if we sit back while these disgruntled elements get away with lies without exposing them and their cohorts.

President Jonathan to address the nation tomorrow

Photo of President Jonathan Addressing The Nation

Find the State House Press Release below..

President Goodluck Jonathan will make an Independence Day Broadcast to the nation at07:00 Hours tomorrow, Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

All television and radio stations in the country are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) to relay the broadcast to their viewers and listeners.

Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), September 30, 2013
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Nigeria @ 53: First Lady Felicitates With Nigerian Women

The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan on Monday in Abuja, congratulated all Nigerians, especially women on the occasion of the nation’s 53rd Independence Anniversary.In a statement signed by Mrs Ayo Adesugba, a Director of Information in the Presidency, Mrs Jonathan noted that from the pre-independent era to the present day, Nigerian women had played vital roles in national development.

Photo of First Lady Of Nigeria Patience Jonathan

“I congratulate you all and urge you to continue to take your pride of place while contributing your quota to the social, economic and political development of the nation.’’

The president’s wife urged all Nigerians to embrace unity, be patriotic and urged all women to play prominent roles as bridge builders so that the nation can move forward.

“I also use this occasion to appeal to Nigerians to eschew acts capable of causing an atmosphere of rancour, instability and disunity.

“We as Nigerians should embrace a new spirit of commitment and patriotism that will help to further promote the progress of the nation.

“Women have been endowed to be peace makers and bridge builders, I appeal to all women to intensify prayers for the peace and unity of the country as well as for its leaders,” She said. (NAN)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Things Not To Be Shared With Best Friend

Things Not To Be Shared With Best Friend There are a few things that should be strictly personalYou and your bum chum may believe that friendship is all about loving, caring and sharing. While that may be true, but there are a few things that should be absolutely personal and private. Here are a few things that should be in that list. Your toiletries: We are not saying that you should act miserly and not share your toothpaste, but sharing your brush is a definite no-no. Also things like your comb should be yours alone. It doesn’t really matter how close you are with your friend, or if it is an unexpected overnight stay, somethings just can’t be shared. Your undergarménts: If sharing your toiletries is not done, then sharing your undergarment is a sin. It’s just too unhygienic, no matter how many times you decide to wash it. Girl, sharing your clothes is fine, but what’s undernéath it, stays right there. The best thing to do would have a spare pair of fresh undergarments at your home. Cosmetics: Each skin type is different from the other, while you may not have sensitive skin but the same may not hold true for your friend. Make sure you don’t get into some major trouble with your skin by using your friend’s products. Credit card/debit card pin number: No matter how close your friend is, you just cannot share banking details with him/her. Similarly, don’t be offended if he/she refuses to tell you about his/her savings or salary. There are somethings that are best kept private. Your ex and her ex: No matter how many times anyone says they are ‘okay’ with their best friend dating their ex, it just doesn’t hold true. That applies both ways. Don’t be surprised if your best friend stops responding to your calls because you’ve gotten to paly with her ex.

Glo X Factor Winner, Obianuju Catherine Udeh Says She Has An 8-Year-Old Child

Photos: Obianuju Catherine Udeh Says She Has An 8-Year-Old Child Winner of the just concluded maiden edition of Glo X Factor, Obianuju Catherine Udeh aka DJ Switch has revealed that she had a child in 2005, three years before winning the Star Quest talent hunt show along with Da Pulse. “My baby is eight and I would rather keep the identity of the child’s father private,” she said. The rapper and single mum who is in her late 20s also said that she’s currently in another relationship, which she said has been on for three years. “He understands me, I understand him….We don’t pry into each other’s business but we always make out time to see each other,” she added. DJ Switch had, after being crowned the winner of the maiden edition of Glo X Factor, apologised to her mother saying: - “I am sorry, mum, for being away from home for so long while in search of glory. Now that I am back, I will take good care of you. “I was like a prodigal son, who had an opportunity in the past but due to youthful exuberance I mismanaged the resources. Now, I am a better person and more matured, I won’t disappoint my mum and my fans.” Switch emerged winner of the introductory edition of the music talent show ‘GLO X-Factor’ over the weekend, walking home with N24m, an SUV and a recording contract with SONY Music.

Yoruba Actress, Biola Bashorun Escaped Death

Photos Biola Bashorun Escaped Death Upcoming Yoruba/Nollywood actress, Biola Bashorun recently made her movie debut in the popular movie Eyin Oka has her lucky stars to thank. The actress escaped death in an autocrash when she crashed her Honda car on her way to Badagry in the early hours of today. Confirming the story to best of Nollywood, Biola said: - “It was just GOD that just saved me and the other occupants of the car but we are fine and all is well”

PHOTO: Ex-President, Obasanjo Wraps His Hand Around Nollywood Actress Waist

Super model and fast rising actress, Princess Chineke, who has featured in many Nollywood flicks and soap operas including Ladies Cult, Tarima, Papa Ajasco, Heroes and many others was spotted with ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo in New York. She was recently in New York, USA, at the United Nations General Assembly meeting, which President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan attended. Obasanjo was also in attendance and the actress hooked up with him for a snapshot. Photo of Ex-President Obasanjo Wrapping His Hand Around Nollywood Actress Waist Hanging out with one of Nigeria’s powerful men must be something…

Famous Channel O VJ, Denrele Edun, Denies Gay Photo Shoot With Charley Boy

Denrele Edun  Denies Gay Photo Shoot With Charley Boy I bet you have all seen the above photo of famous VJ Denrele and Charly Boy in a deep PDA exchange. This photo went went viral almost 2 years ago but the controversy it spilled seems to be unending. In a recent chat on Channels TV’s Rubbin Minds, the very eccentric and charismatic Channel O VJ Denrele Edun has finally denied the picture saying it was the handiwork of mischief makers. Read what he said: - Denrele said he never knew where those pictures emanated from and couldn’t have indulged in such a shameful act. When asked why it took him so long to come out with the truth he said, he didn’t want to waste time responding to untrue allegations as he believes he was obviously doing great on his job hence, the reason for the negative gossips. It would be recalled that recently in an interview with The Punch, Denrele’s father also debunked gossips that his son could be gay. According to him, Denrele was brought up in the fear of God and believes his son couldn’t have done all the negatives he was accused of. Denrele’s father referred to his son as “a responsible son”

PHOTOS: Check Out The Pics From Rukky Sanda’s ‘Keeping My Man’ Movie Premiere

Nollywood actress Rukky Sanda had the premiere of her movie ‘Keeping My Man’, on September 25, 2013, Wednesday at Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos. The movie opens in cinema nationwide on September 27, Friday. ‘Keeping My Man’ is the story of three women, Rukky, Ini Edo and Monalisa who thrive to keep the spark in their marriages. Zion (Rukky) and Tokunbo (Ramsey Nouah) are the seemingly perfect couple with excessive public display of affection. Maya (Ini Edo) looks up to them while Tamar (Monalisa) is the free-spirited woman who questions roles of African women in marriage. But all in all, nothing is as it seems. See the finest photos from the Movie Premiere below:Photos From Rukky Sanda’s ‘Keeping My Man’ Movie PremierePhotos From Rukky Sanda’s ‘Keeping My Man’ Movie PremierePhotos From Rukky Sanda’s ‘Keeping My Man’ Movie Premiere

New York Knicks Sign Ike Diogu.

Diogu, 30, has a double citizenship as he holds a Nigerian and American passport. Diogu, who is in his ninth season in professional basketball, has made a host of achievements which includes winning the: All African Player of the Year award and the NABC All-NCAA District 15 1st Team award back in 2005. He has played previously for the New Orleans Pelicans, LA Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers, all in the NBA.

Photo of New York Knicks Signing Ike Diogu.

Beverly Osu and Angelo Collins reunite in Lagos

Photo of Beverly Osu and Angelo Collins reuniting in Lagos Angelo Collins arrived in Nigeria today to spend some time with his BBA boo, Beverly Osu. Other BBA Housemates Bimp and Bassey are also in town. They are here to attend Beverly Osu's birthday party which will hold tonight at Aura Night Club. More photos when you continue.. Photo of Beverly Osu and Angelo Collins reuniting in LagosPhoto of Beverly Osu and Angelo Collins reuniting in Lagos

Agbani stunning in traditional attire at Daisy Danjuma son's wedding

Former Miss World Agbani Darego looked stunning at the traditional wedding of Daisy Danjuma’s son,

Yuki Omenai, which took place today at Eko Hotel Suites in Lagos.
Photos of Agbani in traditional attire at Daisy Danjuma son's wedding

Photos of Agbani in traditional attire at Daisy Danjuma son's wedding

Tuface Idibia Shares A Photo Of Him Drinking Pure Water

The infamous Nigerian singer shared the above photo of himself and captioned it: – “After a hard day’s run, I cool off with some ‘pure’ water”. Baba forget that one joooor, you’ll still go home and drink juice in your mansion and chilling with your AC on 16 degrees celsus, LMAO!!! We still love you though, Africa’s best!Photo of Tuface Idibia Drinking Pure Water

Photos: Angry Arik Air passengers block Abuja airport runway

Angry passengers yesterday evening Thursday September 26th blocked the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, preventing planes from taking-off or landing. The passengers, who disembarked from an Arik Air flight, blocked the Abuja runway because the flight they took from Abuja to Calabar was not allowed to land in Calabar around 5.30pm for safety reasons - the runway lightening was poor, forcing the pilot to return the passengers to Abuja. The passengers now felt the best way to express their anger was to prevent other planes from taking off or landing at the Abuja airport. Continue... Photos of Angry Arik Air passengers blocking Abuja airport runwayPhotos of Angry Arik Air passengers blocking Abuja airport runwayPhotos of Angry Arik Air passengers blocking Abuja airport runway Arik Air spokesperson, Mr. Adebanji Ola, said that it was not the airline's fault that the Calabar airport was closed by the time the flight from Abuja got there.He said, “The flight was delayed because there was Very Important Personality movement and there was also some weather issues, it is not the fault of the airline that the plane could not land there. We are amazed that despite the security at the Abuja airport, passengers were still able to hijack the aircraft and hold other planes to ransom, that should not be the case.”

PHOTO: See P-Square And Their Brothers Back In The Day

From sold out shows all over Africa and beyond, the brothers are the definition of success. Their music video ‘Personally’ even received international recognition from Jermaine Jackson, brother of late Michael Jackson. Paul posted this picture of him and his brothers back in the day. Ifeanyi, Tony, Henry, Jude, Peter and Paul.Photo of  P-Square And Their Brothers Back In The Day What a transformation!!! They have grown to useful adults when it comes to their careers. One can hardly recognize them because of their new looks. Can you recognize them?
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PHOTOS: Mercy Johnson Takes Care Of ‘Blind’ Veteran Actress, Patience Ozokwor

The two actresses no doubt are one of Nollywood’s best and they don’t fail to deliver, thus their large fan base. Patience Ozokwor played the role of a blind mother of Mercy Johnson and the pair have to overcome life’s challenges and look on the brighter side in the movie. Mercy was got so emotional after shooting some of the movie scenes posted the below message online. “Just shot the most emotional scene ever with Mama G. So cool. Mama G for life. I have nothing but just respect for her.” Mercy also seem to be working on hPhotos of Mercy Johnson Taking Care Of ‘Blind’ Veteran Actress, Patience OzokworPhotos of Mercy Johnson Taking Care Of ‘Blind’ Veteran Actress, Patience Ozokworer weight as she said “I seem to like this pix more, notice my weight oo,am loosing na lol”.

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Genevieve Nnaji attends Vanessa Amadi's bachelorette party

Genny attended the bachelorette party of top UK based PR consultant Vanessa Amadi, who I hear is getting married this weekend in London. Congrats...Photos of Genevieve Nnaji at Vanessa Amadi's bachelorette party

Full List Of Nominess For ‘The Future Awards Africa’

The Future Awards Africa is finally around the corner and the official list of finalists, has been unveiled “It has been an intense period of judging and review,” says Chude Jideonwo, Executive Director of The Future Project. “After the nominations, there was a period of intense research and verification of nominees before the final selection process, thanks to the Independent Audit Committee and the Board of Judges. They worked tirelessly over two months and are thoroughly proud of the resulting final nominees.” Members of the Independent Audit Committee include the chief executive of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu; politician Jimi Agbaje; Stanbic IBTC director Yemi Osindero; and LEAP Africa founder Ndidi Nwuneli amongst others. “All the nominees deserve to win and we are immensely inspired by them,” Jideonwo noted. “However, the vetting process has been daunting, and the intense scrutiny that successful nominees have gone through has been illuminating for them as well. We stressed the importance of a combination of structure, quantifiable measures of success and impact, to get the most inspiring and worthy to rise to the top.” The Awards, presented in partnership with the African Union Commission, the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Microsoft, will mark the end of a three-city, week-long celebration of the Africa Union at 50 and Nigeria at 100 starting with the induction of 100 ‘Guardians of the Future’ by President Goodluck Jonathan. The Awards will be televised exclusively for Africa Magic. Media Partners include Channels TV, Silverbird TV, Nigeria Info, TW, Ventures Africa, and Guardian Life. Online Partners are BellaNaija, LindaIkejiBlog, INFORMATION NIGERIA, Premium Times, 360Nobs, NigeriaNewsDesk, LadunLiadiBlog, and Jobberman. Official Media Partners are Cool FM, Wazobia FM and Y!/, and the official television partner is Africa Magic. For more information, visit @TFAAfrica on Twitter or the website The official hashtag for the event is #TFAA2013 THE LIST THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN ADVOCACY & ACTIVISM Orode Uduaghan-Okpu (24) Tobore Oro Edema (24) Maryam Augie (28) THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Chikezie Nwaoha (29) Yewande Akinola (28) Hugo Obi (32) THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN COMMUNITY ACTION Dr. Okeke Kanayo (30) Monica Onuoha (30) Ife Adebayo (30) THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN NEW MEDIA Kingsley Ezeani (23) Ediong Umoh (26) John Obidi (27) THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN ENTERTAINMENT TALENT Ice Prince (28) OC Ukeje (32) Omawumi (31) YOUNG MEDIA ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BRITISH COUNCIL) Uche Pedro Lydia Sobogun Kenneth Gyang Olawale Adetula Kemi Adetiba THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN JOURNALISM Monica Mark (29) Toyosi Ogunseye (29) Ben Ezeamalu (30) THE TONY O. ELUMELU PRIZE IN BUSINESS Saheed Jumar (28) Melody Okwuazu (22) Nonyelum Ibeh (27) THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN PUBLIC SERVICE Dr. Adanna Chukwuma (31) Joycee Awojoodu (27) Ekong Ekong Imona (32) THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Osita Abana (28) Adim Isiakpona (28) Kayode Temenu (29) THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN AGRICULTURE Olawale Isaiah Ojo (24) Precious Peter Nweke (31) Abraham Ojoh (22) THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN FASHION & STYLE Vera Akporeha (23) Yomi Makun (27) Aisha Bello (24) THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN ARTS & CULTURE Njideka Akunyili (30) Anthony Anth Ezeokoye (30) Kenneth Gyang (27) THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN ENTERPRISE SUPPORT Isoken Ogiewonyi (26) and Wonuola Odunsi (29) Chibuike Aguene (30) Ayodeji Adewunmi (29), Opeyemi Awoyemi (25), and Olalekan Olude (29) THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN EDUCATION Gossy Ukanwoke (25) Olufunbi Falayi (27) Otto Orondaam (26) YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR – THE AFRICA PRIZE Kariuki Gathitu – Kenya (27) Foglabenchi Lily Haritu – Cameroon (27) Peter and Paul Okoye – Nigeria (31) Ludwick Marishane – South Africa (22) William Kamkwamba – Malawi (25) Ashish J. Thakkar – Uganda (32) Saran Kaba Jones – Liberia (31) Moctar Dembélé – Burkina Faso (22) Grace Ihejiamaizu – Nigeria (22) Patrick Ngowi – Tanzania (28)

Last But Not The Least: Banky W Reacts To Forbes 10 Richest Artistes List

Honestly, this has to be the most mature and sense making reaction I have seen all month to the Forbes richest artistes list. Singer, Chairman and Creative Director of EME Banky W spoke in a recent interview with the Nigerian Tribune on several issues from his career to personal life. Most notably, he spoke about the recently released 10 richest artistes by Forbes Read what he said: - “I don’t believe very much in such things. Let’s be honest, the real wealthy people are the businessmen like Dangote and the politicians (some of whomgot there by looting Nigeria). They’re the ones with real money. This entertainment business is too much hype. It is more fame than fortune. So I’m not thrilled to it and I don’t think any of us should buy into it too much. I’d rather be wealthy and quiet than famous and broke”. WORD!!!!!Banky W Reacts To-Forbes10 Richest Artistes List

MI, Burna Boy, others, celebrate Nigeria with Close Up Loves Naija Concerts

You remember the Close Up Loves Naija concert last year which featured musical acts as TuFace Idibia, Naeto C, Omawunmi, Ice Prince and DJ Jimmy Jatt, and the popular theme song produced by Cobhams Asuquo? Well, preparations for this year’s concert are in full gear. With Nigeria’s 53rd Independence anniversary just a few days away, Nigeria’s top music artistes have gathered to celebrate with concerts in different locations across the country. The concerts will feature MI, Olamide, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Phyno and DJ Jimmy Jatt at Silverbird Galleria in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja on the 1st of October, 2013. The events will comprise full games and activities from 10am and free for all to attend, so mark it down in your calendar. For more information log on to The Countdown begins! Naija get ready!!! See more photos from last year’s concert after the cut..Photos of MI Burna Boy others celebrate Nigeria with Close Up Loves Naija Concerts

Miss Philippines crowned Miss World 2013, Miss Ghana came 3rd

The 2013 Miss World pageant held today Saturday September 28th at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia. Miss Philippines Megan Young (pictured left) beat 126 other contestants to win Miss World 2013. Miss France Marine Lorphelin was named runner-up, while Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter (pictured right) came third.Photos of Miss Philippines crowned Miss World 2013
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