Friday, August 31, 2012

Michael Douglas as Ronald Reagan in indie film?



Michael Douglas’ next role might be pulled from the history books.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Douglas is in talks to play former President Ronald Reagan in a film called “Reykjavik.”

The independent project centers on the 1986 nuclear arms discussions held between Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the titular capital of Iceland.

Ridley Scott, now serving as a producer on the film, at one point was considering directing, but at the moment Mike Newell is reportedly in talks to helm the $10 million project.

THR notes that “Reykjavik’s” producers are still looking for an actor to play Gorbachev — any thoughts on casting?

Nollywood Actor, Rich Oganiru, kills Wife Over Her Property



National Enquirer magazine has reported that though Rich Oganiru`s name might not really ring a bell again but he`s one of Nollywood`s very good actors and stakeholders. In fact, he prides himself as one of the pioneering members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and has starred in over 300 movies.

Please look at his pictures again if you`re still in doubt because he`s presently battling a murder scandal for his alleged involvement in the complicity leading to the death of a very rich Abuja based multimillionaire businesswoman believed to be his wife.

The deceased, National Enquirer gathered reliably is not his first wife, the first wife also died mysteriously years back and he was in a very poor state of life before he met the Abuja based multimillionaire who transformed his life in a matter of months.


Rich Oganiru, according to those who know him, loves money and attention almost to a fault, aside that, he also likes blowing his own trumpet as he always praises himself, “I have starred in over 300 movies, I am the Corporate Marketing Consultant to the Abuja Chapter of AGN, a high flying Evangelist called to lead the skilled and unskilled gifted in art to realize their God`s given potentials in the Kingdom. I am the General Overseer of Davidical Order Ministry, we discover, develop, expose, empower and evangelize musicians, actors, and artistes to be relevant in their different churches- a non-denominational outreach for the entertainment industry”, his self-appraisal on Facebook page.

The Owerri born actor is, as you read this, swimming in a murder scandal that might have him behind bars for the rest of his life except for divine intervention. Mr. Rich, according to our own findings has featured in movies such as

Queen of Hasso Rock, Wasted Effort, Pay Day, Lacrima, Stoneface in Love, Givers Never Lack, His Majesty, Yellow Fe Rich Odichinma Azu ver, My Destiny, Battle Of The Rich, Political Control, Touching Love, Total Control, Last Confession as well as many others.

This office can exclusively disclose that the actor is presently at the homicide section of the force headquarters, Abuja where he’s being held for killing his wife, a top business woman in Abuja.

Tracing the genesis of their liaison, we gathered that the deceased met Rich Oganiru who already lost his wife and mother of his two boys at a time he was facing financially challenges and could hardly afford daily meal. Rich, our source explained was able to win the pretty woman’s heart after sweet tonguing her especially because he’s a known face who’s featured in several movies.

This, we further gathered was how the woman in a short while brought back smile to the face of the light skinned actor to the extent that, he became financially buoyant and had even started cruising one of her cars. The relationship as expected blossomed into marriage within a short period and the actor we learnt even had a traditional wedding with his supposed God sent wife. The union, we learnt however took a new dimension when Rich began to complain of his wife’s inability to get pregnant.

Meanwhile, the woman had, by this time handed over the documents of her landed properties as well as making him part of the signatories in her firm. The affair, we reliably learnt took another twist as the graduate of music, Rich started seeing a younger lover, Iyake, a calabar born undergraduate of Nassarawa State Polytechnic whose mother owns a shop in Abuja.

“He`s always hibernating everyday for hours with a young girl whose mother owns a shop at the popular area known as Food Court built by El Rufai where there are banks, it is so shameful for a man like that doting on a young girl,” the source disclosed.

While doting on a young girl outside, the actor, who the source revealed is also an ex Naval officer kept mounting pressure on his wife to get pregnant shunning the fact that the business woman was suffering from Fibroid. This, we gathered might not be far from the reason the woman had to take the decision to get the fibroid removed by all means.

Quoting the source “It was Rich’s unnecessary pressure on the lady that made her resulted into having a fibroid operation in a private hospital in Abuja which she luckily survived but only recuperating at the hospital before she was allegedly poisoned”.

The woman we were told, however met her untimely death few days after the surgery when her husband was said to have visited the hospital and allegedly gave her a pill without the doctor`s consent claiming that it would aid her speedy recovery, not knowing that it was poison.

The whole thing started looking suspicious when Rich who had sold some of his wife’s landed property for a church member for N2.5m requested for her death certificate. The actor we gathered claimed that he urgently needed the certificate to sort out some personal issues instead of informing the wife’s family or at least show a remorse for the irreparable loss.

In addition, the church member who bought the land, according to our source also smelled fowl play because Rich refused to have his wife’s signature on the land receipt neither did he even inform any of her family member claiming that he’s the husband and has the right to sell her land. This, we learnt informed the church member’s interest to investigate the actual cause of Rich’s wife death.

“This was how the man reported the whole land story as well as the woman’s death to her family and it was what made them involved the police before the doctor and Rich were arrested” the source revealed.

The doctor, knowing that his hands were clean, therefore suggested an autopsy which shockingly revealed a poisonous pill in the woman’s system. The said poison we gathered was ingested between the time her husband visited the night before she died.

The nurses were also said to have saw her sleeping few minutes after Rich left not knowing that she was dead in her sleep. The actor, our source added later confessed killing his wife after much torture in police cell without any cogent reason. We also learnt that Rich is still in the police custody in Abuja while remains of his wife have been deposited in the mortuary, we shall however bring you unfolding details as events unfold.

Culled from National Enquirer
Magazine

Entertainment Editor of Vanguard Newspaper, Ogbonna Amadi is dead



Ogbonna Amadi Entertainment Editor of Vanguard Newspaper died yesterday evening at a hospital in Apapa. He was said to have developed cold at his office in Apapa that evening and was rushed to the company's clinic where he gave up the ghost in what was diagonized as asthma attack. 

Details of his death is being awaited. Amadi is seen here on the left being presented with an award by the Editor In Chief Of CKN nigeria Chris Kehinde Nwandu at an award ceremony recently. RIP

Movies:RZA Recalls Learning From 'The Master' Quentin Tarantino



RZA's affinity for martial arts films has been well known since Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) changed hip-hop in 1993. So, when RZA described Quentin Tarantino's mentorship over his budding movie-directing career, he put it in kung-fu terms.
"When I met Quentin Tarantino, I kind of met my, as we say in martial arts, my Sifu," RZA told MTV News, using the Chinese word for "master." "I asked him if I could become a student of his. That's a very humbling thing, especially for the RZA," he noted.
The Wu-Tang mastermind co-wrote, directed and starred in this fall's "The Man With the Iron Fists," which also stars Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu and boasts a predictably killer soundtrack featuring Kanye West and the Black Keys. RZA made a cameo in Jim Jarmusch's "Ghost Dog" in the late '90s and worked on music for action maestro John Woo, too. But befriending the "Pulp Fiction" writer/director took things to a new level.
RZA, whose hip-hop aliases have included "the Scientist" and "the Abbot," said, "My fans look up to me as a teacher, but [Quentin] is such an encyclopedia and such a genius of film, I couldn't find a better teacher. I always tell people: I've been taught by the master."
RZA came up with the action-packed story of a blacksmith in feudal China, which he polished with fellow Tarantino buddy Eli Roth.
"After some years of hanging around and picking up the knowledge shall we say, I felt I was ready," he recalled. "I went to him and asked him. Me and Eli Roth had a screenplay we wrote, and Quentin gave me the blessing: 'Yeah, I think you're ready. You guys can go ahead and live it out.' "
The cast soon expanded to include Crowe (as "Jackknife"), Liu ("Madam Blossom") and blaxploitation legend Pam Grier, who famously starred as the title character in Tarantino's "Jackie Brown." RZA himself appears, but the character named "The Abbott" is actually played by Chia Hui Liu, who had roles in both "Kill Bill" movies as well as a 1978 classic we're pretty sure RZA has seen: "The 36 Chambers of Shaolin."
RZA credited Universal Pictures for taking a chance on his directorial debut, which is due November 2. "Fortunately and luckily, the new regime at Universal is a really good group of people," he said. "This isn't the typical Hollywood thing where you've got guys who've already proven themselves, but I think this regime felt compelled to give an artist that shot. And I was that artist. And here we are with 'The Man With the Iron Fists.' "

Legendary Hip-hop manager Chris Lighty passes away at 40



The world of Hip-Hop has been thrown into mourning with the sudden death of the legendary manager and C.E.O of entertainment company Violator, Chris Lighty.
Police have confirmed that 40 year old Lighty committed suicide. The Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty is said to have shot himself in the head in his Bronx apartment, sources told the Daily News.
Lighty began his career working as an assistant for veteran Bronx native DJ Red Alert back in the ’80s. He later on hooked up with entertainment mogul Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen‘s Rush Management.
He is best known for setting up his powerhouse company Violator Entertainment, a management firm, record label and marketing company, which housed the likes of 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Mobb Deep, CNN and many more.
Rest in peace Lighty.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Harvard Cheating Ring: University Probing Dozens In Plagiarism Scandal


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Dozens of Harvard University students are being investigated for cheating after school officials discovered they may have shared answers or plagiarized on a final exam.
Harvard officials declined to release the name of the class, the students' names or the exact number being investigated, citing privacy laws.
The undergraduate class had a minimum of 250 students and possible cheating was discovered in roughly half the take-home exams, university officials said Thursday.
"These allegations, if proven, represent totally unacceptable behavior that betrays the trust upon which intellectual inquiry at Harvard depends," President Drew Faust said.
Each student whose work is in question has been called to appear before a subcommittee of the Harvard College Administrative Board, which reviews issues of academic integrity, said Jay M. Harris, dean of undergraduate Education. He emphasized that none of the allegations has been proven and said there's no evidence of widespread cheating at Harvard.
"The facts that are before us are that we have a problem in this one course," Harris said. "I hope that doesn't sound overly naive, I don't want to be naive, but this is what we have. The rest would be speculation.
"Looking at the students we have and the work that they do, I would be loathe to say this is something that represents Harvard students generally."
The spring course included undergraduates at all class levels, Harris said. A teaching assistant noticed some possible problems on the tests, including evidence that students collaborated on answers or used the same long, identical strings of words. The exam had clear instructions that no collaboration was allowed, Harris said.
The assistant notified the professor, who referred the case in May to the administrative board. After interviewing some students, the board found what Harris characterized as "cause for concern."
Depending on the offense, the punishments range from an admonition, a sort of warning for a first offense, to being forced to withdraw from Harvard for a year. It wasn't immediately clear what sanctions any student who has graduated may face.
There's no timeline for when the investigation will be finished, Harris said.
"We believe in due process for students and fairness," he said. "Everyone wants it done yesterday, but we have to be patient. It's going to take as long as it takes."
A Harvard spokesman said he knows of no incidents in recent memory of possible cheating at the university on this scale.
Michael Zimmet, a freshman from Aspen, Colo., said news of the investigation "was really surprising."
"You think of Harvard as somewhere where people are academically honest and interested in their course work," he said.
Tiffany Fonseca, a sophomore from Boston, said she didn't know the details of what happened, but that it was easy to see how students could talk to each other about a take-home test.
"I'm kind of shocked, but I'm not," she said.
In response to the allegations, a Harvard committee on academic integrity led by Harris will present recommendations on how to enforce faculty-wide expectations of academic honesty.
In an email Thursday, Michael D. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, urged faculty members to clarify policies on student collaboration and work to "foster a culture of honesty and integrity."
The school plans to initiate broad conversations on campus about academic honesty, including why it's vital to intellectual inquiry. It is also considering instituting an honor code. Such codes at other schools, for instance, set standards for honesty and require students to sign completed work, attesting that they followed those standards.
"We really think we need to work harder," Harris said. "We do think it's an opportunity to really put out before the community how much we value integrity."
It's not a surprise that Harvard isn't immune to possible cheating, said Teresa Fishman of the International Center for Academic Integrity at Clemson University. Twenty years of data shows that a quarter to a third of students across all levels of collegiate education admit cheating on tests, she said.
Reasons range from indifference to the subject to believing you must to keep up with other cheaters. Fishman added there's widespread "wishful thinking" in academia that the real problem is elsewhere. An investigation and action at a high-profile school such as Harvard might benefit other colleges, she said.
"That might even encourage other schools to say, `OK, well I can admit that we have a little bit of a problem here with cheating, too," Fishman said.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Courtney Stodden Turns 18 -- Immediately Blasted with Porn Offers



Courtney Stodden turned 18 years old today ... which means she can vote ... or play the lotto ... or accept any one of the FOUR offers she's already received to be a HARDCORE PORN STAR.  Stodden -- who married a 50-year-old actor when she was 16 -- has been shamelessly teasing her lady parts for years ... exploiting the hell out of her underage sexuality in the hopes of staying famous.Now that she's "legal" -- at least 4 porno companies are hoping she puts her money (and a whole lot more) where her mouth is ...  offering her up lucrative XXX contracts. One of the companies is Brazzers.com ... which says it wants to "showcase [her] talents" by featuring her in a scene with male porn star Keiran Lee ... who Brazzers describes as the man with the "million dollar penis."Stodden also got an offer from Babes.com ... which says it already penned a porno movie specifically for Courtney based on her real life experience. The flick is called, "Happily Humping My Hubby."TMZ obtained a copy of the script, which contains the following line for Courtney:"I may be young but I can s*** a d*** like a much, MUCH more experienced s***. I’ll d*** t**** it, l*** his b****, do whatever I gotta do to get that m**** l*** all on my f***."So far, it's unclear if Courtney is considering any of the offers.

Why Chuddy K was kicked off hip hop world nominations



This is to announce that talented rising artiste; Chuddy K has been taken off the nominees list for the “Next Rated” category of The Headies 2012 Awards.
Evidence has emerged that Chuddy K previously released an album titled “I Am Me” in 2010 and therefore will not be listed in the Next Rated category.
Judges of the prestigious annual music awards have now taken Chuddy K off the Next Rated category and have now replaced him with talented rapper, Flowssick.
Following the rules of the “Next Rated category over the years, this category for the awards is for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review. The prize for this category also comes with a brand new car courtesy The Headies. Past winners of this category include Wande Coal, Asa, Skuki, Overdose, Omawumi and Wizkid.
The Next Rated Category nominees are now DavidO, Eva Alordiah,  Praiz and Flowssick

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Comedian I Go Dye acquires Cadillac Escalade and Range Rover SUV




The comedian I go dye poses with his new toy
It’s big things popping for I Go Dye!
The warri-born stand-up comic whose real name is Francis Agoda recently acquired two brand new cars - A brand new white Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 2012 Model for himself (of course he got the number plate customized!) and  a Range Rover Evoque for his girlfriend Sharon.
We’re told the comedian got himself the escalade to celebrate his 18th anniversary as a stand up act. We guess it was only ‘gentlemanly’ for him to get Sharon who doubles as his event manager a toy of her own…
The comic act recently revealed in an interview that it was poverty that drove him into his line of work. See who’s laughing to the bank now?

Report: Lindsay Lohan Suspected of Jewelry Theft… Again



Actress Lindsay Lohan has been tagged as a suspect in the theft of $100,000 worth of watches and sunglasses, says TMZ. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Lohan and her assistant, Gavin Doyle, are being investigated after multi-millionaire Sam Magid reported the items stolen from his Hollywood Hills home last week.

The "Liz and Dick" actress had attended an all-night party at Magid's home last Sunday when Magid made the claim, but since then, he recanted his story to say nothing was stolen.

No matter. TMZ says cops are continuing the investigation because they may have independent witnesses who can identify Lindsay and Gavin as the thieves.

The LAPD detectives reportedly contacted LiLo's lawyer for an interview Monday and were turned away.

If Lindsay truly is the culprit, she could be in some major trouble because she is still on probation for the 2011 theft case involving a necklace lifted from a Venice jewelry store

Monday, August 27, 2012

Okada crushed in front of Lasu(caution gory sight)




This morning on Lasu-Ojo road, a commercial motorcycle was found crushed on the road. Eye witnesses say that the rider lost control and swerved in front of an on coming trailer. He was crushed by the tires of the trailer who fled the scene leaving his vehicle.

click read more to see the full picture. please its gory


'Expendables 2' Stays At #1 During Weakest Box Office Of 2012



It was something of a hollow victory this weekend for "The Expendables 2," which held on to the #1 spot during the weakest box office of the year so far, signaling the end of the summer blockbuster season.
Late August is generally a bad time for theaters, and this one was particularly disappointing. "The Bourne Legacy" also held on to its spot at #2, thanks to a crop of underperforming newcomers: "Premium Rush," "Hit and Run" and horror flick "The Apparition," which didn't even manage to crack the top 10.
Speaking with MTV News last week, movie industry experts had predicted another win for "The Expendables 2". Sylvester Stallone's shoot-em-up powerhouse took in another $13.5 million for a two-week total of $52.3 million. During the same time period in 2010, "The Expendables" had already collected $65.4 million. Still, the relatively low-budget sequel is a success for Lionsgate.
Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis weren't the only Republicans celebrating over the weekend. The conservative-leaning documentary "2016: Obama's America" surprised the industry with its $6.2 million gross. The movie played in just 1,091 locations, which is less than a third of the theaters where "The Expendables 2" was available. "2016: Obama's America" opened in limited release nearly two months ago and has collected more than $9 million thus far. The low-budget movie was distributed by indie studio Rocky Mountain Pictures. It's already the sixth-biggest political documentary ever, behind four of Michael Moore's movies and an "Inconvenient Truth," according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
Author turned director Dinesh D'Souza's anti-Obama documentary almost beat Joseph Gordon-Levitt's bike messenger movie "Hit and Run," which debuted at #7 with $6.3 million despite playing in 2,255 locations. The Sony Pictures action flick carried a reported production budget of $35 million.
"Hit and Run," a comedy starring real life couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard (who directed), opened at #10 with $4.6 million. It's the fifth feature from Open Road, which is owned by the AMC and Regal theater chains. "The Apparition" was #12 with just $2.9 million.
The $9.3 million collected by "The Bourne Legacy" was enough to keep it at #2. After 17 days, "Legacy" has collected $85.5 million at the box office. "The Bourne Identity" made $121 million in 2002; "The Bourne Supremacy" took in $176 million in 2004. "The Bourne Ultimatum" earned $227.4 million in 2007. At this point, it seems highly unlikely that "The Bourne Legacy" will match the total of any of the previous franchise entries.
Speaking of 2012 franchise entries, "The Dark Knight Rises" moved up to #11 on the all-time scorecard over the weekend. Christopher Nolan's final entry in his Christian Bale-led trilogy is second to only "The Dark Knight" in terms of Caped Crusader films, though once adjusted for ticket price inflation, Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" starring Michael Keaton squeezes between them at #2.
Check out everything we've got on "The Expendables 2."

Davido donates N1m to cancer patient Debbie




Less than 48 hours after a campaign was raised for cancer patient Debbie Idiagbonya Osarere, the 28-year-old has reason to smile as pop star David ‘Davido’ Adeleke has donated the sum of 1Nm.
Debbie who has been diagnosed with a non-malignant lump in her breast is currently hospitalized at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). Davido a few hours ago paid her a visit.
The 28-year old, who had two surgeries in 2011, needs N6m for a final operation.
Friends say Debbie needs a double mastectomy, where both breasts will be removed completely, another surgery for arrangement of spinal cord and a breast reconstruction surgery
Donations can be made at Access Bank to: Idiagbonya Osarere, Acct no 0000216933.

My grandmum would have rejected her face on new N5000 note – Seun Kuti


Seun Kuti, grandson of Funmilayo Kuti, one of the women whose picture has been approved to appear on the proposed N5,000 note, on Monday said that his grandmother would not approve of the image if she were still alive.

Seun Kuti disclosed this at a question and answer session on the Channels Television’s Google+ Hangout.

“I do not have the power to stop the FG from printing the note but I would want the FG to remove my grandma’s face from the s0-called note,” he said.

According to him, the Federal Government did not officially inform the Kuti family of the intended action “It was through the radio that we got to know that her face would be used…we were not officially contacted.”

The Afro-beat musician talked about his grandmother, Funmilayo Ransome –Kuti, his legendary father Fela Anikulapo Kuti, his own music with Egypt 80 band and life.

Speaking on the money to be spent in printing out the N5000 note, Seun Kuti said “If I had N40b I will rebuild the federal government primary and secondary schools, rather than waste it on printing the N5000 note. That note cannot solve Nigeria’s problems, the government should learn to invest in people…the Kuti family is more concerned about the development of the country not the naira. If I were the FG, I would establish more schools, improve on the educational system rather than come up with N5000 note idea.

He further said “the FG’s plan to crush down the social media cannot work because it is the one way through which we curb down the FG’s excesses’.

Help Save Debbie Idiagbonya Osarere







Her name is Debbie Idiagbonya Osarere, a 28 year-old lady. She has had two operations when she discovered she had lumps in her breast before she was diagnosed with Cancer.The surgery is for complete removal of her breasts and she must do this before the second week in September.
We also need NGO’s to come to her aid. If we fail her, Debbie might die and that means we have FAILED.

Continue to see the condition Debbie is right now 

I discovered a mass in my left breast on 24th of may, 2011 and I went for screening @ National cancer prevention institute ishaja road, from the screening centre I was advised to go for sonography which I did on 26th of may,2011 @ ojuelegba scanning centre where I was asked to go for Fine Needle Aspiration for cytology @ Me cure healthcare limited Oshodi... So my fine needle aspiration for cytology said my breast mass n lymp nodes are negative for MALIGNANT cells.. I had my first surgery 13th june 2011 and my 2nd surgery 16th Novem 2011 then I took my lump for Histopathology investigation on 24th November and the investigation reported I have INVASIVE DUCTAL CARCINOMAL on 5th Dec 2011.

She needs N6, 000,000 now for a successful operation.

Debbie’s account details.

Idiagbonya Osarere
Acct No: 0000216933
Access Bank

Help save a soul, nothing is too big or small. May God reward you guys as you do..amen!

Mother and son charged in connection with holding a 'sex slave' teenage girl and her son captive for three years




A 25-year-old southwestern Illinois man was charged on Saturday with aggravated criminal sexual abuse in connection with a teenager who said she was held captive in his home for three years. The 19-year-old woman told police about being held against her will and conceiving a son during the first year, She now has a -2-year-old boy for Steven. 
Johnson's mother, 54-year-old Owida Johnson, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of child endangerment. Both are in St. Clair County Jail. 

The Future Awards 2012 Winners



Full list of winners at The Future Awards 2012 ;
Best Use of Advocacy- Babafemi Oyediran
Best Use of New Media- Gidi Traffic
Creative Artiste of the Year- Bayo Omoboriowo
Designer of the Year- Toju Foyeh
Excellence in Service (Government)- Hadiza Abdullahi
Excellence in Service (Journalism)- Alkasim Abdulkadir
Excellence in Service (Corporate) Ngozi Nkwoji
Innovator of the Year (Science and Technology)- Seun Onigbinde
Innovator of the Year (Education) Otto Orondaam
Entrepreneur of the Year (General)- Ola Orekunrin
Entrepreneur of the Year (Agriculture)- Tochukwu Ikpegbu
Entrepreneur of the Year (Communication and Media)- Uyi Omokaro
Entrepreneur of the Year (Entertainment)-Michael Collins
Entrepreneur of the Year (Technology) Jason Njoku
On-Air-Personality (Radio)- Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru
On-Air-Personality (TV)- Denrele Edun
Musician of the Year- Wizkid
Actor of the Year- Tonto Dikeh
Producer of the Year (Music)-Jeremiah ‘J. Sleek’ Shelika
Producer of the Year (Screen) Clarence Peters
Young Person of the Year- Idris Akinbanjo

Nigeria’s reigning superstars of twitter…and the ‘Top 5′





The era of pen pals or fans clubs are fast disappearing with the bug of information technology eating into every fabric of our everyday living. The most powerful tools of communication are shifting from what we used to know to what are taking over the way we socialise, even across great distances.


Whizkid
In today’s fast paced world of inter-connectivity from one part of the world to another, the social networking utilities like Twitter and the Facebook top the bill. Between the two utilities, billions of people around the world socialise freely, sharing information and even doing businesses, regardless of boundaries and time zone differences.

Although Facebook is as good as it could get but Twitter has the edge for its configuration,which makes it very easy to determine the number of people who is connected with a person.

It has become a platform through which a person’s popularity could be measured. Facebook, for all the goodies it offers has a limitation as to the number of people who could stay connected with a person. On Twitter, the number is limitless..

Currently, the champion of Twitter is the American diva, Lady Gaga, who has close to 30 million people following her on Twitter. Not even the most powerful man on the planet, the American President, Barrack Obama, comes close.

Next person is another entertainer, Justin Bieber,a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer and actor. He has close to 27 million followers.


Genevieve
In fact the first five spots are taken by entertainers, including Katy Perry, Rihanna and Britney Spears before a breather was given for President Barrack Obama to occupy the 6th place. After the American President, it was entertainers’ party all the way.

Nigeria’s entertainers may not play in the same league as their American counterparts but they sure can hold their own anywhere in the world. Gone are the days of the rag-tag entertainers who wait for handouts from people who, more often than not, ride on their prides, before throwing some tokens their way. Now they drive the best cars, live in most luxurious homes and some of them even fly their own jets to cruise around the world.

So, who are the Nigeria’s superstars of the Twitter? While the question may not provide answer to a popularity check among Nigeria’s entertainers it goes a long way in giving an insight into those making the entertainment industry tick.

Though the Twitter is updated constantly, almost every second of the day and that to a certain extent may affect the number of followers a star has at any point in time which may even change between a twinkling of an eye.

Top 5 superstars of Twitter

Tuface Idibia, P-Square or D’Banj may be the names on the minds of most people but none of these superstars come first on Twitter with the highest number of followers. The Nigeria’s number superstar of the Twitter is the new music sensation holding the music industry spellbound.


*Tu Face-and-D’banj
Fast rising Nigerian pop star, Ayo Balogun popularly called Wizkid, is the most popular Nigerian artiste with a followers list of over 325, 100 people. No wonder, the little guy is snapping up every award here and there. Recently, he took the international scene by storm when he won the Best International Act (Africa) at the BET awards held in Los Angeles, USA.

Trailing him with a bit of meanness is the Koko Master, Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo, known as D’Banj. No one can question D’Banj’s popularity and the ‘Oliver Twister’ storm raiser has over 300,136 followers. At the last check, he was just some 25,000 short of overtaking the 22 year-old Wizkid.

In the third place is Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W. The guy does Rhythm and Blues and seems to be winning hearts with his deft delivery. He has over 230, 000 followers and breathing down his neck is another musician, Eldee, born Lanre Dabiri. He has over 202,000 followers.

Now, Nollywood makes it first entry and who could have pulled it off other than dear Genevieve Nnaji. Genevieve has been described as the queen of Nollywood and on the Twitter popularity check, the mother of one has not disappointed. As at last check, she has over 176,000 followers on her Twitter account. She can thus be regarded as the most famous female entertainer in Nigeria.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

THE STAGE "Talents and Skills" Special Edition. Comedy, Fashion, Poetry, Dance, Visual art and Music





The Unveiling of Angel F at THE STAGE Special Edition. Budding Nigerian soulful singer, Angel F will unveil his mixtape Face on the Moon at THE STAGE Special Edition tomorrow Sunday. The artiste dubbed as the new African sensation who plans on taking music to the next level, is going to thrill all.

Admission is free for all!

Date: Today Sunday 26th August
Time: 5pm Red Carpet 3pm
Venue: Koga Lounge, 2 Bolaji street, besides MFM/Mobil Oregun Ikeja

Saturday, August 25, 2012

13 Teenage Chinese Prostitutes arrested in an Apartment in Lagos,Nigeria



13 teenage Chinese prostitutes have been arrested and detained by the Nigerian Immigration Service following a raid of their base on Emina Crescent, off Toyin Street, Ikeja. The immigration service raided the apartment following a tip off.

More than 40 teenage girls were brought into the country and camped in an apartment for Nigerian politicians, business executives and expatriates to hire for s*x at the cost of between $1,000 and $2,500. The cartel was run by Chinese couple named Sun and Yin Li.

They’ve been operating for a while and a source in the know said the business was booming and the couple were in the process of importing more girls before they were raided. Only 13 girls were picked from the apartment. The Chinese couple, along with some other girls, managed to escape from the apartment and are now in hiding.

NIS spokesman, Joachim Olumba confirmed the arrest and said the girls are in their custody. He also said they are on the trail of the kingpin of the sex ring. And after investigations, they will either deport the girls or hand them over to their embassy here in Nigeria for appropriate action. Can you Imagine what our Politicians are paying for Chinese Prostitutes?

Update Storm 360 feude : Statement from Obi Asika and Olisa Adibua



Obi Asika, CEO of Storm 360, announced earlier today that Olisa Adibua has been removed from his position as a director at Storm.

Here is a press release statement issued by Obi Asika today:

Storm 360 confirms that Mr Olisa Adibua is no longer a director of the company.  This decision was reached at a properly constituted company EGM. Mr Adibua was a non-executive director of Storm 360 and has never been involved in the management and operations of Storm 360. The company will not engage in public discussions about its internal business operations. Storm is facing forward and continues to build upon its position as a leading light in Nigeria’s entertainment industry and community.
Thank you, Board and Management of Storm 360
Obi Asika.

Here is a statement from Olisa Adibua about the issue, read below:

‘As a director and founding shareholder of storm 360 Ltd, my attention has been drawn to certain unfounded statements in the media about my alleged removal as director of the company
There is therefore need to clear the air and put right the mis-stated facts leading to the said publication.

Sometime in 2011 my attention as a director of the company was drawn to certain huge and unauthorized withdrawals running on the company’s Naira and Dollar accounts. Not having been supplied any explanation and having noted the fact that the debits were to the benefit of unauthorized persons, the matter was reported to d police for investigation.
All efforts to get the other members of the board to assist in the investigations proved futile and while the investigations were on-going, a meeting of the company was hastily called in which no notice was served on me and in which the deliberations was conducted in the most clandestine manner.

For failing to comply with legal requirements for such meeting, my solicitors have commenced the necessary legal process to contest the glaringly invalid removal and set same aside.
The investigations into the fraudulent misappropriation of the company’s funds are still on and upon conclusion will reveal all the perpetrators of the fraud against the company which I and the other well-meaning members of the company have striven to build.

The public is advised to ignore such unabashed campaign of calumny as both criminal investigations and judicial proceedings are on-going which will eventually set the records straight. For the avoidance if doubt, I still remain a member of the board of the company and any claims to the contrary are completely false  – Olisa Adibua, who also works as an OAP and MC, is a co-founder of Storm and owns 20 per cent shares of the company.
We will keep you posted for more reports

100-Year-Old Mysterious Package In Norway Set To Be Opened



Stocks in oil? Historical documents? A small treasure? Speculation over what might be inside a 100-year-old package that's set to be unsealed this Friday in a small town in Norway abounds, according to Verdens Gang, a Norwegian newspaper.
Verdens Gang explains that the package has been kept in a museum in Gudbrandsdal and dates all the way back to August 26th, 1912. It carries a note from a man named Johan Nygard, specifying that it is not to be opened until 2012.
There are few clues about what the package might contain. What is known is that Nygard was involved in local politics and that he reportedly walked up to the mayor and handed him the package telling him that its contents would "benefit and delight future generations," according to a video that was posted the Verdens Gang website.
The idea of leaving something of meaning behind for future generations is romantic in theory, but some time capsule-like projects have proved to be a mixed bag in terms of their significance and their ability to withstand the test of time.
A school in Michigan found a time capsule during renovations, but it included only handwritten lists with the names of faculty and students from the time it was buried, MLive.com reports.
In 1907, a group of men hid 24 records in a storage room of the Paris Opera, but they were wrapped in asbestos covered cloth so those uncovering it had to wear protective gear, according to the New York Times.
And in 2007, a concrete vault in Tulsa, Okla., which was locked half a century earlier revealed a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere. The car was unfortunately so thoroughly covered in rust, you could barely tell what color it once was.
This Friday, August 24th, residents of the town will finally find out what's inside. VGTV.no will be live broadcasting the opening of the Norway package on Friday at noon EST.
CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this article, the timing for the opening of a locked concrete vault in Tulsa, Okla., was mislabeled. It was locked half a century earlier, not half a decade.

Madonna forgives Elton John




Although Elton John’s sniped about Madonna’s latest tour, likening her style to that of a “fairground stripper,” Madge tried to take the high road at her tour stop in Nice, France, on Tuesday.

She even dedicated her song “Masterpiece” to Sir Elton, noting that “he’s a big fan of it, and I know he’s a big fan of mine.”


Fans might beg to differ, recalling the words the music legend told an Australian TV outlet earlier this month.

“She’s such a nightmare,” John said to Australia’s “Sunday Night.” “Her career’s over … and she looks like a f*****g fairground stripper.”

However, Madonna’s putting all that aside. “You know what?” she told the audience. “I forgive him. Gotta start somewhere.”

Game On Broken Engagement: 'We're Working On Us'


Game and longtime girlfriend Tiffney Cambridge have been on a roller-coaster ride of emotional ups and downs in their relationship in the last year. Back in October, Game made headlines when he staged an elaborate proposal at Cambridge's workplace, Frank D. Parent Elementary School in Inglewood, California, where he happily admitted he was throwing away his "player card" and ready to be a family man.
Nine months later, the couple unexpectedly called off their pending nuptials. The wedding was canceled along with reported plans to build a reality show around their big day. The Game himself took the blame for "not being man enough to see it through."
Now it seems as though there might be a happy ending in the works after all. When MTV News caught up with Game on Friday (August 24), he said he and Cambridge are working things out.
"The engagement, as of right now, you know what? We're just working on us," he told us from the Northridge, California, set of the music video shoot for "Celebration" (featuring Lil Wayne, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa and Chris Brown). "We're working on the family aspect, working on getting stronger as friends and trying to build a foundation and not so worried about a day or paperwork or a ring or food or flowers. [We're] just working on us, because that's the thing about it — with relationships, not even marriage — both people, everything has to be weighed evenly, or it's not going to work, so we've got work to do.

Another Kanye West tweet stirs up controversy




Kanye West seems to have perfected his act of stirring up mega controversy via micro-blogging site Twitter.
Why the social network will be happy some of polemical musings-statements are gaining thousands of retweets, can we all pause to ponder on what the US rapper/C.E.O  says that drags all that attention to his Twitter page?
Last night Kanye tweeted ‘I just f*****d Kim so hard‘, referring to his girlfriend Kim Kardashian. Yes, he tweeted that, resulting to 7,410 retweets with 39,777 of his followers ‘favourting’ the tweet. The tweet was deleted a few minutes later.
This isn’t the first time Kanye is giving out #TMI (that means ‘too much info’ for you social network starters); earlier in the month he called Kim K his ‘perfect b***h‘, weeks before that a photo of a naked woman who has a striking resemblance with Kim leaked on his page.
What’s next Kanye? A sex tape with Kim?

Kanye West deleted the tweet later on…

Mysterious hand causes stir at Church crusade

THE sudden appearance of a mysterious hand during a crusade organized at the headquarters of the Glorious Assemblies Ministries popularly known as Christ Endtime Military Academy, Calabar, Cross River State is now a subject of discussion among residents of the city.

The mysterious hand which appeared on the fourth day of the programme radiated with light and pierced through the ceiling of the church building before young boys who were part of the programme noticed it with amazement.

Though many people have insinuated many things concerning the hand, the General Overseer of the Church, Pastor Timmy Larry described the hand as the hand of Jesus Christ and that a day before the mysterious hand appeared, a lady  saw a vision that a mighty hand came from behind and lifted and smashed a man.

Larry explained that “the mysterious appearance of the hand came up on the fourth day of the programme.

“ I was busy praying for people after coming out from seclusion. I was told of the hand by a Camera man, but before that event, I was talking to people about the right hand. “It was revealed that 2012 was going to be  an exceptional experience in His presence and I had told my people that the month of July was going to be a month of signs and wonders and it is the month this thing happened,” he said.

A member of the Church, Mrs. Iwatt said that the appearance of the mysterious hand as a big surprise and shock to her, adding that “this season God has visited our people greatly and I feel God has come down during the programme as a result of praise and singing. I was sure the presence of God is there.”

Another member of the Church, Princess Agnes Archibong said, “it was a surprise to me when the hand of Jesus appeared before us here even people are overwhelmed and you see the hand does not look like ordinary hand. This was a confirmation that the Lord has accepted the man of God.”

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fired worker kills boss at Empire State Building, wounds 9 others before cop shoots him






A fired worker stalked his boss down a Midtown street, shot him dead and then turned his weapon on police officers — and in the ensuing gun battle he was killed and nine pedestrians were struck, some by cop bullets, Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said today.
The 9 a.m. mayhem sent commuters and tourists in a panicked scramble from the jam-packed intersection of 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Bloomberg identified the shooter as Jeffrey Johnson, 53, who had been fired a year ago from Hazan Imports at 10 W. 33rd Street, around the corner from the scene.
The body of the gunman's victim, Steve Ercolino, seen on the sidewalk before police arrived at the scene.
Johnson opened fire with a .45-caliber pistol on the Fifth Avenue side of the building.
He returned there yesterday with the gun and stalked his victim, a former co-worker identified as 41-year-old Steve Ercolino.
After fatally shooting Ercolino in the head, he walked down 33rd Street with the gun concealed and was confronted by a pair of construction workers who gave chase, said Kelly.
At that point, cops on anti-terror patrol drew their weapons on Johnson and he opened fire.
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“The guy has his gun out and is trying to shoot police officers,” Bloomberg said.
The cops unleashed a torrent of shots, cutting down the suspect and possibly hitting some of the nine innocent bystanders who were caught in the mayhem.
One of the victims, a woman from Woodlawn, Bronx, in her 20s, was on her way to Dunkin Donuts for her morning coffee when she heard the gunfire and realized she’d been shot.
"She saw blood and said 'Who got shot?' and then she looked down and it was her. She never saw the gunman,” said her pal, Chris Collins, a 44-year-old lab tech at NYU.
A victim is aided by a bystander after a shooting at the Empire State Building today.
“I said, ‘Erica, is that you?' She was lying on the floor bleeding. She said, ‘I don’t want to die, I hope I don’t die. I don’t want to lose my leg.’
“In the ambulance we were laughing about it on the way to the hospital. There was another man in the ambulance - he got shot in the butt.”
The victims were taken to New York and Bellevue Hospitals.
“This is the last thing you are expecting to see walking to work – someone shot dead in broad daylight in Midtown,” said Sid Dinsay, 38, who works in a PR firm on Fifth Avenue.
“I am shocked – something like this is enough to rattle your nerves. My nerves are rattled right now.”
A person was shot today outside the Empire State Building.
Dinsay said he heard noise on 33rd street and saw construction workers running on scaffolding of Empire State Building, looking down onto the street. He thought a piece of equipment had fallen.
“I saw a guy lying there covered in blood,” he said. “He was in his late 30s. People around him were crying, a police scooter was whizzing by. It was chaos.”
Austrian visitor Raphael Riegler, 19, said he heard the shots while lining up for tour boat tickets.
“Behind me the shooting started. In the middle of the street and a man in a blue jacket fell down,” he said, referring to a tour bus operator.
“Another man was shot in the foot. He tried to run run run, he fell at the bus stop.
“We ran for cover into a store. Police shot the aggressor, I hope he is dead.

@loritosan via Twitter
Today at the Empire State Building after four people were shot.
“I’ve never seen anything like that.”
The FBI is assisting in the investigation, which has caused a traffic nightmare in Midtown that has effectively shut down all of the streets around the scene.
Eeerily, just minutes before the mayhem, Mayor Bloomberg was warning about the dangers of “too many guns on the streets” on his weekly radio show.
“The argument guns don’t kill people, people kill people is one of the most disingenuous things you can say,” he said shortly before 9 a.m. while discussing tougher guns laws being proposed in Albany.
“It does take a person to pull the trigger, but if they didn’t have the gun... We are the only developed country in the world with this problem.”
This is not the first time violence has taken place at the landmark.
In 1997, a gunman opened fire on the 86th floor, killing one tourist and wounding six others before fatally shooting himself

Angelina Jolie’s daughter Vivienne cast in ‘Maleficent’


Another Jolie-Pitt kid is making an entrance into the movie business.

After Shiloh’s appearance as a baby in 2008′s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” which starred dad Brad Pitt, little Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 4, will join mom Angelina in “Maleficent.”


The upcoming Disney project is a spin on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale, which tells the story of Princess Aurora and the evil Maleficent.

With the new, live-action version, the studio will explore Maleficent’s background and the reason she cursed Aurora, with Angelina as the titular villain.

Vivienne, who’s already been in the spotlight with twin brother Knox thanks to a People magazine cover upon their arrival in ’08, has been cast as the child version of Princess Aurora. (Elle Fanning, 14, will presumably portray the older version.)

Angelina and Vivienne’s “Maleficent” will arrive in theaters March 14, 2014.

EXCLUSIVE: Ken Shamrock -- Accused of Battering Woman ... Thought She Was a Man



UFC hall-of-famer Ken Shamrock -- one of the greatest MMA fighters ever -- has been accused of battering a woman at a California mall ... but Ken claims it was an honest mistake ... 'cause he thought she was a he. Shamrock -- whose nickname is "The World's Most Dangerous Man" -- was hangin' out at a mall in Modesto, CA last month when he saw two women fighting each other in front of the Coach store ... surrounded by a group of lookie loos filming the whole thing. We're told Shamrock dove into the scrap and tried to pry the women apart ... when one of the bystanders, a HEAVYSET bystander, jumped on his back and tried to rip Ken out of the pile. Shamrock's rep tells TMZ ... he threw the person off of his back and followed up with a move that knocked the attacker to the ground. After the person was incapacitated, the crowd shouted at Ken, "You just hit a girl." Ken took a closer look and realized the attacker was in fact a female .. so he immediately backed off. An officer arrived to the scene and took a battery report against Shamrock, noting the only injury was a slight abrasion to the woman's knee. The report was sent to the District Attorney's Office. But law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Shamrock probably won't be prosecuted because officials don't feel the woman he knocked to the ground is a "victim." In fact, they believe Ken was acting in self-defense. Shamrock's rep notes, "Outside the ring, Ken is not a violent man ... and was only trying to do the right thing.

Computervillage phone accessories Dealer to Drugs: Seller Arrested With N27 Million Worth of Drugs at Lagos Airport                        



A phone accessories seller in Ikeja; Mr. Afunaya Thaddeus Izunna, has been apprehended by the Lagos Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, over the weekend for allegedly smuggling 8.5kg of methamphetamine, worth about N27 million, carefully hidden inside metal pipes, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

When will they ever learn?

BEEF: Lil Wayne 'Just Laughed' At Chris Brown, Drake After Club Brawl



Nicki Minaj recently described her relationship with Lil Wayne by painting the picture of a once-strict father figure who now takes a very casual approach to parenting. It seems like Weezy also extends that parenting style to Drake.
The Toronto rapper was allegedly involved in a nightclub brawl with Chris Brown and his entourage back in June, and while the lawsuits continue to pour in, Wayne admits that he simply laughed at the whole thing. During an appearance in Las Vegas to debut his Supra sneaker line this week, the New Orleans native told MTV News that the incident was humorous to him.
"Honestly, I laughed at them," he said, not able to contain his laughter, even in that moment. "I can't front, I just laughed at them... like, it's funny to me. I thank God I ain't going through it though, I've already been through too much."
In the past week alone Drake and Chris Brown have been hit with two lawsuits as a result of the bottle-throwing brawl that night. The club owners filed a suit against the two artists alleging that they "ordered security personnel, bodyguards, friends and entourage to join the fight, which erupted into a violent brawl on a massive scale." Just a few days later, a NYC-based male model added another suit, claiming that he suffered "severe personal injuries" including a severed tendon on his right hand, thanks to the flying chards of glass.
After bringing both Drake and Wayne to perform with her in New York last week, Nicki Minaj told MTV News that she missed being lectured by her YMCMB boss. "It's like having a strict parent and when you no longer have it [you] kinda want that," she said. "I told him, 'I miss when you would lecture me and tell me to keep on my grind and do this do and do that — where's the love?' "
Wayne, always ready with the right words, responded that both she and Drake had already proven themselves. "He's just sitting back watching, and seeing the fruits of his labor, and that's what he said."

Nigerian Policemen beat Baba Fryo



Friday Igwe aka Baba Fryo, has threatened to sue the Nigeria Police Force after sustaining injuries from police brutalityThe musician, who spoke from his hospital bed, said the incident happened around Iyana Ishasi, a suburb of Lagos some days ago.

According to him, he saw the law enforcement agents manhandling two ladies and he decided to wade in. Fryo said the young ladies had refused to follow two of the policemen to an unknown destination. After this, the man went to get more of their colleagues, who resorted into force and pounced on the girls.

Fryo said he heard the commotion from his friend’s hotel room and he went to the scene to intervene. 
He stated that he tried to plead with the seven policemen on behalf of the girls to stop the beating, but instead, one of them turned to him and slapped him. Four others joined in beating him, leaving him with fractures. 
He said when he reported the matter to the DPO of a nearby police station, all he was sympathise with him. Fryo said he was taken aback when no mention was made of who would bear the cost of his treatment

Facebook murder: ‘I was a victim of Cynthia’s killers’  


A model, yesterday, showed up at the headquarters of Lagos State Police Command in Ikeja, claiming she was a victim of the two undergraduates, who confessed to have killed Cynthia, the only daughter of Gen. Frank Osokogu(rtd), in a hotel located in Lake View Estate in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.

The lady, whose identity could not be ascertained, arrived the Police Command at noon, demanding to speak only with the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umar Manko.

She was directed to the CP’s waiting room before being ushered to the CP’s office, where she described herself as a model.

She reportedly told the CP that she was at the Command in respect of the suspects. She said the two undergraduates, Nwabufo Okwumo, and his cousin, Odera Ezekiel, were the same persons that dispossessed her of her belongings in a hotel in Festac.

However, Vanguard could not get a detailed account of her ordeal in the hands of the suspects, as the CP was said to have immediately directed her to the Area E Commander, Mr. Dan Okoro, who led the team of investigators that uncovered the suspects’ activities.

When contacted, the Command’s boss confirmed the visit, explaining that he directed her to the Commander so that she could physically identify the suspects. He called on other females, who had fallen victims to show up.

He said: “Other victims are advised to show up so that if there is any need to expand our investigation, we will do so.”

Meanwhile, when Vanguard, yesterday, visited hotel in Lake View Estate, where the post-graduate student of Nassarawa State University met her sudden end, no one could offer explanation.

Rather, a private security guard claimed that none of the managers was around, and referred the reporter to the Police.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

LL Cool J takes down burglar in his LA home; robber hospitalized with broken nose, jaw: report



Well, Mama did say to knock you out.

LL Cool J put his “NCIS: Los Angeles” training to good use against a burglar in his L.A. home early Wednesday morning.

The 42-year-old rapper turned TV military cop left the would be robber with a broken nose and jaw in what police sources described to the LA Times as a"knock-down, drag-out" fight and detained him for police.

Law enforcement sources told the gossip site TMZ that LL, aka James Todd Smith, was woken by a noise at about 2 a.m. and confronted the intruder downstairs.

The suspect, who is currently in the hospital and has yet to be named, is expected to be charged with burglary, cops said.

“LL Cool J, and his family, are safe and thank everyone for their thoughts and concern,” a spokesman said in a statement to the Daily News. “As a father, husband and citizen, he is committed to keeping his family safe and is cooperating with authorities on this private matter."

The Long Island-born star, who raps “LL Cool J is hard as hell, battle anybody, I don’t care who you tell” on his hit “Rock the Bells,” told Men’s Health in 2006 his workout regimen includes pullups, punching a heavy bag and running up hills with a weighted vest.

As impressive as the "Mama Said Knock Ya Out" rapper’s feat is, action star Dolph Lundgren managed to subdue a band of masked intruders who broke into his home in Spain in 2009 — without actually being there.

After taking Lundgren’s wife and children hostage, the home invaders realized whose house they were robbing after stumbling on a photograph. They dropped the jewelry they were pilfering, apologized and fled.

“It’s a good thing for them I wasn’t there,” the hulking Lundgren told The News a year later, “or else, ‘you’ll be sorry.’ ”

3 Docked Over 25 Year Old’s Kidneys Removal


Police in Bauchi State have arraigned three suspects before a Magistrate Court in the state for allegedly removing the two kidneys of 25-year-old Abubakar Buba.

Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Amos Ukpe, told the court that the suspects, Mijinyawa Abdulkadir, Abdullahi Yusuf and Mohammed Zangina were charged with conspiracy, attempt to commit culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt and impersonation, contrary to Section 132 of the Penal code.

Ukpe told the court: "One Buba Ahmadu reported to the Police that his son, Abubakar from Bununu in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, felt sick and went for medical treatment in a private clinic owned by one Mijinyawa Abdulkadir, who is a Nurse by profession.

"At the clinic, one Aminchi introduced himself as a doctor of the said hospital and recommended Abubakar for scanning at Almanzoor scanning centre. Aminchi, with Yusuf Zangina conducted an illegal appendix surgery, which led to the removal of the two kidneys of Abubakar, who is now critically ill at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi.

"The patient, Abubakar, is currently undergoing dialysis treatment contrary to Sections 96, 132 and 229 of the Penal Code."

In his ruling, the trial magistrate, Mr. Isa Mohammed, granted the bail of the accused on the ground of his illness in the sum of N2 million with two sureties each in like sum.

He added that one of the sureties must be resident within the court's jurisdiction and own a landed property worth N10 million within the court's jurisdiction and verifiable.

3 Unexploded Bombs Discovered At Construction Site In Enugu State


It was yet another shocker when three unexploded bombs believed to be remnants of explosives used during the three-year of Nigerian civil war was discovered at a construction site in Enugu by labourers digging a foundation.

The Field Administrator of the Nigerian Mine Action Centre, a department of the Federal Ministry of Defence, Dr. Emeka Uhegbu, told newsmen shortly after removing the three unexploded bombs at the site, which is close to the 9th Mile area of Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State, that if the unexploded bombs were not found and detonated, they could kill innocent people.

He maintained that over 50, 000 unexpended explosives were presently scattered across 12 states of the South-East, South-South and North-Central, warning that residents of the affected areas must be careful of such objects. The affected areas include all the states of the South-East and South-South zones and Benue and Nassarawa in North-Central zone of the country. He disclosed that following the discovery by the labourers, the anti-bomb unit of the Enugu State Police Command was alerted, who in turn informed the ministry leading to the removal of the bombs by their officials.

He noted that if the labourers had made mistake of hitting a hard object on the explosives, it had the capacity of killing thousands of people around the area, which was less than a kilometre to the country home of Governor Sullivan Chime. "We have our zonal office in Owerri with the responsibility of removing the explosive remnants of the civil war in 12 states; we have continued to remove some of these unexploded explosives since 2009. Not long ago, we equally removed bombs in Enugu and detonated them at the Ugwu-Onyeama area in the presence of Governor Chime represented by his deputy, the then minister of Defence, Shettimah, the police, soldiers and other security operatives.

"Today, we removed three from a construction site close to 9th Mile in Udi. We are not supposed to move about with it but we decided to come here to show it to newsmen and use the opportunity to ask our people to be vigilant because these objects are scattered across the states," Uhegbu said. while calling on residents of the affected states who mistakenly run into the objects in their farms, places of work, construction sites and churches to immediately report to the nearest police station to facilitate their removal.

"If you tamper with it, it could kill; the least it can do would be to maim you. We are appealing to our people that the war has ended but these things are still continuing the war. We are one in this country; we are going round removing them. "The United Nations compelled the country to de-mine the country after the civil war but the then head of state, Yakubu Gowon, did not de-militarise Nigeria, he merely asked people to go to work.

There ought to have been a deliberate measure to remove all these things so that our people could go to farm without running the risk of losing their lives. We've been asked to scan the land and remove them. We have facilities, scanners and locators, which we are using to know where these ordinances are located," he said.

How We Killed The General’s Daughter —Suspects




Two murder suspects who were paraded today by the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, Echezona Nwabufor, 33, and Ezekiel Nnechuwu Olisa Eloka, 23, have narrated how they drugged the daughter of a retired General, Miss Cynthia Akuzogwu Udoka, 25, and strangled her in order to steal her money.
One of the suspects, Eloka, said they killed Cynthia because they thought she had a lot of money in her possession. But after the dastardly act, they did not find a reasonable amount of money on her.
According to the suspects, “we met her on the facebook on our Blackberry. We invited her to come to Lagos to buy goods at cheap prices.

“When she got to Lagos, we took her to a hotel in Festac. We thought she had a lot of money, but she said she didn’t have any money. We gave her Reflon tablet in her Ribena drink. After this, we slept with her for 12 hours in that hotel. We discovered that the tablet did not work quickly on her.
“We then attacked her, tied her up and used cellotape to cover her mouth. After that, we beat her to tell us where she kept the money.
“When we didn’t get any money from her, we tied her mouth and strangled her and then we abandoned her in the hotel and fled.”
The suspects and the General’s daughter became friends on Facebook and were exchanging messages and phone calls.
She told them she was coming to Lagos. They met her at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja from where they ushered her into a hotel in Festac town, Lagos.
Briefing journalists on how policemen were able to arrest the suspects, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Abubakar Manko, said detectives made use of the close circuit television, CCTV, at the hotel where the crime was committed to identify them

The Area Commander, Area ‘E’ Police Command, ACP Okoro added that the suspects who are undergraduates of Nigerian universities were nabbed through the call logs of the telephone conversations they had with the late Cynthia who was a post graduate student of Nasarawa State University.
When the suspected killers strangled Cynthia, they deposited her corpse at the mortuary of Isolo General Hospital in Lagos.
ACP Okoro stated that many ATM cards, about 23 SIM cards, different identity cards were recovered from the suspects.
Police sources said the two suspects will soon be arraigned in court to answer a charge of murder.
Meanwhile, the late Cynthia’s best friend, Aishatu Ene Ella, has paid a glowing tribute to the deceased

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