Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Oprah to Donald Sterling: “We’re All Off The Plantation

Oprah has a message for Donald Sterling.
“We’re all off the plantation,” she tells TMZ. “The plantation days are over.”
The media mogul was asked about the disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner’s racism scandal on Tuesday, and spoke about everything from the rumors that Magic Johnson will buy the team to the O.J. Simpson trial.
It’s worth watching

Erykah Badu under fire for singing to Swazi king

US singer Erykah Badu performs at the Nice Jazz Festival on July 8, 2012 in Nice, France.  By Valery Hache (AFP/File)
Mbabane (Swaziland) (AFP) - US singer Erykah Badu has been condemned as a hypocrite for singing "Happy Birthday" to Swaziland's King Mswati III, described by a rights group as a "corrupt tyrant".
The hip-hop and soul singer performed for the king at his official 46th birthday celebrations during a visit to the southern African country last Thursday, leaving the US-based Human Rights Foundation (HRF) fuming.
"She owes us all an explanation. The king is a kleptocrat who lives in the lap of obscene luxury while most of his countrymen toil in abject poverty for less than $2 a day," HRF's Alex Gladstein said in a statement.
American jeweller Jacob Arabo brought the Grammy award-winner to Swaziland as a birthday gift for Mswati, considered Africa's last "absolute monarch", according to state-run Observer newspaper.
"This is my second time in Swaziland and the last time I was here there were a lot of women dancing in a forest," the newspaper quoted her as saying before dedicating her first song to "sons of kings".
She gave Mswati a $100-bill as a birthday present, as well as "a special stone which she said would uplift His Majesty's spirits when he was feeling down," according to the newspaper.
Two years ago, Mswati celebrated his birthday by ordering his subjects to give him cows.
Badu's support of the king goes in the face of her self-professed concern for human rights, according to HRF.
"She claims to want to improve the lives of the disenfranchised and impoverished, but unapologetically does favours for a corrupt tyrant who jails those who challenge his ill-gotten wealth and power," said Gladstein.
Two journalists are on trial in Swaziland for writing articles critical of Mswati's government.
Africa's last absolute monarch holds a tight grip on dissent in his tiny mountain kingdom, where criticism of the king is illegal.

Jonas Brothers To Expose Personal Lives in New Stage Show

Joe and Kevin Jonas are set to get personal with fans in a new interactive theater tour, kicking off in June.
Titled Off the Record with Kevin & Joe Jonas, the two brothers will interact with audience members through live Q&A sessions and will present never-before-seen video footage.
“We hope that people will be really involved and have a lot of fun, make this kind of something that we get to do a lot more of,” Joe told Entertainment Tonight.
“We’re going to be talking about our old stories from when we toured together, show pictures, a lot of laughs, and get the fans involved,” explained Joe, adding, “I want everyone to come out and hangout.”
The Off the Record with Kevin & Joe Jonas tour kicks off on June 5 in New Jersey.
Would you be interested in seeing the show?

N10bn jet scandal: Diezani sues House of Representatives, Gets Court Injunction To Stop Probe

Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke
The Minister of  Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke,  has   halted the investigation by the House of Representatives into the N10bn she allegedly spent on a chartered private jet, Challenger 850, in the last two years for her trips.
 The House Committee on Public Accounts investigating the expenditure was set to conduct a public hearing on Monday, but it was stalled by an Abuja  Federal High Court order.
 Alison- Madueke and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation   listed the National Assembly  and the House   of Representatives as the defendants in the suit with reference number  FHC/ABJ/CS/295/2014 and dated April 11, 2014.
It is gathered that the monday hearing did not take place, as the minister had already flouted a deadline the committee gave to her to make submissions before April 28.

A “surprised” Tambuwal was served the restraining order on Monday morning.

 “This has never happened before in this country that a serving minister is asking a court to stop the parliament from doing its work,” a committee source told reporters on Monday.
 “These are indeed, no ordinary times. I am seriously disturbed about the way we want to run this country”, he added.
 The Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Zakari Mohammed, confirmed the development to journalists.

 “The court processes were served on us today (Monday); the speaker has been served.

 “Simply put, it is to notify us that, this matter which you want to investigate, we have gone to court”, Mohammed stated.

 Mohammed described Alison-Madueke’s  action as a “temporary setback”? for the House, but assured the public that the legislature would fight to the finish.

 According to him, being a “law-abiding House”, the first reaction was to put the hearing on hold until legal opinions were sought.

 He spoke further:
 “We expected the minister to be here today(Monday) for the hearing.
 “Instead, we have been served with court processes. As law-abiding citizens, we have decided to wait. We will tarry awhile, take some legal opinions and move on  from there.
 “What has happened   tells you the kind of frustration that the House is facing. A matter of public importance is under investigation and a minister is telling us that she has gone to court.
 “However, our job is to expose corruption. We will study the court papers and take it up from there.”

Reporters gathered that, while the original mandate of the committee was to investigate the alleged N10bn expenditure on the Challenger 850, the committee stumbled on additional information indicating that Alison-Madueke chartered two other jets.

One of them, a Global Express XRS, was said to have cost €600,000 in a return charter trip to London.

Alison-Madueke had twice failed to respond to letters the committee wrote, asking her to state her side of the allegation preparatory to the public hearing.

A further directive to make the submissions before April 28, was again ignored.

Another official said the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, and the  minister decided not to honour the House panel’s  request “because they’ve been very busy lately.

“The minister is a very busy woman, so also is the GMD. They can’t be answering to every call at the detriment of their duties at the ministry and the NNPC and we hope that with this court order, these things will be adequately addressed.”

The FHC will on Tuesday (Tuesday) begin hearing in the   suit by the minister and the NNPC.

In the suit, they  asked the  FHC   for an order of interim injunction restraining the respondents “whether by themselves, their members, committees or agents from summoning or directing” their  appearance “before any committee, particularly the PAC  set up by the House of Representatives”  to conduct the investigation.

They also want  the court to stop the committee from asking  any official of the ministry or the NNPC to produce any papers, notes or other documents or give any evidence in line with a letter from the House   dated March 26, 2014, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

In the same vein, they  asked for an order of interim injunction restraining the  defendants  from issuing a warrant to compel   the  minister’s  attendance, or the attendance of any official of the ministry or the NNPC, with regard to the investigation.

In the alternative, the plaintiffs want the court to make an order of status quo, directing the parties to maintain the current position with regard to the investigation, as of  the date of filing of the suit.

The  court order   which was made available to our correspondent, indicated that after hearing an ex parte motion moved by Alison-Madueke’s counsel, Etigwe Uwa (SAN), Justice Ahmed Mohammed   made an order directing the defendants  to appear before the court to show cause why the interim orders sought by the plaintiffs should not be made by the court.

Court injunction to stop probe? Wonders indeed shall never cease.

UPDATE: Abducted Girls Moved Abroad, Married Off At N2000 Bride Price Each-REPORT

If the new report by DailyTrust concerning the girls abducted by Boko-Haram  is anything to go by, then I'm afraid there is serious cause for alarm.
According to the report, most of the 234 Borno schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity have been ferried abroad to Chad and Cameroon after they were married off to sect members on N2,000 bride price each, an elder told Daily Trust yesterday.
The female students were taken from their hostels at the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok on the night of April 14.

About 40 had escaped in the days after the incident, but parents and school authorities said at least 234 of them were yet to be found.
Dr. Pogu Chibok, who is the leader of the Chibok Elders Forum, told Daily Trust yesterday that latest information available to them indicates that most of the girls have been taken to the neighboring Cameroon and Chad by their captors.
He said before they were ferried in canoes across the Lake Chad, a wedding ceremony was conducted at a town on the border with Cameroon where they were married off to Boko Haram militants.
He said N2,000 was paid as bride price on each of the girls to the specific Boko Haram members who took them from their school and who had assumed “ownership” of the students.
“They ferried them in canoes to Cameroon and Chad republic after they were wedded off to Boko Haram members who bidded (sic) and paid N2,000 each as dowries on their heads,” Bitrus said.
“The dowry was paid to their captors, the very people who abducted them from their school. One of them who married one of the girls took her to a border town close to Cameroon where villagers saw her.”
Following their abduction, the schoolgirls were thought to be first taken to the Boko Haram camps in the notorious Sambisa Forest. Reports later said villagers had seen the girls being conveyed in trucks to other locations.
Bitrus said yesterday: “So many sources have informed us that the girls have been taken to Cameroon. Many villagers said they saw the girls being transported in trucks and then in canoes.
“On Sunday they were taken to Dikwa area where they (Boko Haram) have a camp there. From there they took them to Marte, then Monguno before they were finally ferried in canoes. It was yesterday we got this latest report of them being married off to the insurgents by their captors.”
He said sources in Cameroon told them that most of the girls were now being held at “an area where the Boko Haram operates in Cameroon.”

‘Crying day and night’
On whether military authorities were informed about the movements of the girls, Bitrus said:
“The military was alerted on Tuesday about two weeks ago when some villagers saw many of the girls being transported in trucks, some with even their school uniforms. The villagers tried calling the senator representing the zone but they couldn’t get him so they went to Bama barracks where they reported the matter.
“At the Bama barracks they were told that they must put it in writing, that that is the military tradition. At that time if the military had intervened they would have stopped them from reaching their destination.
“And the fact that for nearly two weeks we have been talking about this and nothing is being done, then there are questions we have to ask. Nobody did anything.”
Bitrus sobbed as he spoke to our reporter yesterday.
“What is happening with the Nigerian nation? I think we demand some answers. Today it is happening to these unfortunate girls from Chibok, tomorrow it may be somewhere else and that is why all Nigerians must rally around us on this,” he said.
“If these captors are trying to achieve a political point, I think the best thing is for us to try to make sure that they don’t succeed but from all indications they are succeeding due to inaction of government. It is helping these people in achieving their objectives.”
Earlier yesterday, Bitrus spoke to the BBC Hausa radio saying:
“parents of these girls have been angry that despite the existence of government, there has not been concrete effort from government on the matter.“Female parents have been crying day and night, because nobody knows what government is doing about the whole issue. All that we read in the papers is that Nigerian Army have done this or that.”
When contacted over claims that the military was informed of the movement of the schoolgirls, the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, told Daily Trust:
“The concern and anxiety from all quarters is quite understandable. Please be assured that as much as the forces may not disclose details of action being taken to secure the freedom of the girls, every information received on the subject is duly analyzed and acted upon as necessary.
“No information is being ignored in the concerted effort to ensure the safety and freedom of the girls. Just pray for the successful outcome of all efforts please.”
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This is report is very disturbing.
Up till now, many Nigerians have wondered how it is possible to transport these girls without anyone knowing their whereabouts. Now this report further reiterates the fact that the government is doing little or nothing to find them. The statement by the director of defense information is not in any way consoling either.
What I cannot understand is why the government is being so lackadaisical about the issue. Is it because their own kids are not involved??? This is just heart breaking and sad.
At this point, I can only appeal that we all remember these girls in our prayers. Divine intervention is strongly needed at this stage. May God bring them back safe, AMEN

Jonathan Fires Gulak

Special Adviser (Political), Alhaji Ahmed A. Gulak position has been terminated by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The president wished him well in his future endeavors but did not reveal why Gulak had been laid off.
The president also praised and thanked Gulak for his hardwork in the present administration and wished him well in all his future endeavors.
This was revealed by the President’s spokesman, Reuben Abati through his twitter acount. Tweets below.




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Monday, April 28, 2014

Breaking!!! Half of a Yellow Sun banned

After much anticipation for the film, Nigerians might not get to watch Half of a Yellow sun after all. I can confirm to you that the Nigerian Film Sensors board has forbade the film for being aired. So it will not be on cinema, Tv, or even on CD. The board did not give reasons for the ban but I can bet that it has to do with the hot and steamy sex scenes in the movie. At one point, a 'live' breast was shown in the movie. Before now, there had been anticipation that Nigerians will not buy the sex scenes, but no one thought of NFVCB ban. So it's official, no Half of a Yellow sun for now.

Press release from producers reads:
Shareman Media, the Nigerian producers, and FilmOne Distribution, the Nigerian distributors, of the feature film, Half of a Yellow Sun, announces as follows:

"The highly anticipated release of Half of a Yellow Sun in Nigeria has been postponed due to delays in obtaining certification from the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board for the public release of the film.  Subject to obtaining the certification of the Board, the film is now rescheduled for release on 2nd May 2014."

Over One Million Women March In Abuja For The Release Of Abducted Girls

There will be a protest march by over one million women from all over the country urging the government to take immediate steps in rescuing 200 abducted Nigerian by suspected Boko Ha-ram insurgents.
There was an emergency meeting held yesterday by first lady of Borno State, Hajiva Nana Kashim Shettima in Maiduguri, at which Professor Hauwa Abdu Biu informed all those present about the march named “Free our girls”. This march will mobilize women to Abuja for rally and will involve women from all over the country.
Hauwa Abdu Biu noted, that as the last time the color of rally was black, this time all women that will attend the Abuja rally should wear red.
The first lady of Borno urged all wives of security chiefs of Nigeria to urge their husbands to increase efforts in finding and rescuing the abducted girls.
She said:“Let us all put our differences aside irrespective of our faith or tribes, let us all join hands to rescue these girls, I know that we can do , Almighty Allah is with us, he knows our intention”, the first lady of Borno said.
She also added that a two days before that she received a call from the first lady and that she was supporting their endeavor in finding girls.
There were also other women who spoke at the meeting and they all urged the federal government in finding ways to rescue the abducted girls.
They also encouraged all the of Nigeria to join in prayers and fasting for God to protect the girls and to touch the of those insurgents with mercy.
In attendance were wives of state service chiefs, of chiefs of non-governmental organisations, professional bodies, FOMWAN – Federation of Muslim Women Associations representatives and CAN – Christian Association of Nigeria representatives also attended the meeting.

SAD NEWS: Vice President Namadi Sambo Loses Younger Brother

Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo’s brother Capt. Yusuf Sabo Sambo is dead.
According to reports emanating from the prsidency, Capt Yusuf Sabo Sambo, who is the immediate junior brother to Vice President, died Sunday at the Bill Clinton drive Airport Road Abuja.
The late Capt. Sambo was said to have died in a car accident on his way to the airport to catch a flight.
It was gathered that he has since been buried at the Apo cemetery, Abuja according to Islamic rites.
Some of those reportedly presence at the burial included former military President Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar and several other dignitaries and sympathizers.
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 * The late Capt Yusuf Sabo Sambo
The deceased was a qualified pilot who worked with the former Nigerian Airways and the Presidential Air Fleet before retiring to be on his own.
Late Capt. Sambo was born in 1956, and died at the age of 58. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and 10 brothers and sisters.
PUNCH online reported that President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, was at the Aguda House residence of the Vice President in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to personally condole him over the sad event.

Police Withdraw Officers From Adamawa Government House

Authorities of the Nigerian Police Force at the weekend withdrew the police officers attached to the Adamawa State Government House.
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Governor Murtala Nyako, who confirmed this to newsmen on Sunday, said he was yet to be officially informed why the police officers were withdrawn.
It was gathered that the number of security operative attached to the government house was reduced from 170 to 30 in the past few days.
It was further gathered that about 30 security operatives that were suppose to be redeployed had been directed to mount security in Yola, Abuja and the Lagos offices of Adamawa state government.
When contacted, Ahmed Sajoh, the Director of Press to the state governor confirmed that Nyako, was not informed either by the state's Police Commissioner or the headquarters in Abuja, about the decision, adding that the governor was keeping his fingers crossed
"We are waiting until Monday (Today) to see whether they will inform us. We don’t want to impugn anything for now. We are keeping our fingers crossed" he said. "We do not know the reason for the withdrawal. They may have their reason".
When asked if the withdrawal had compromised the governor's security, Sajoh affirmed that Nyako doesn't reside in the government House, but his personal house which is flooded by soldiers, police and other security operatives.
The state Commissioner of Police, Daniel Abakasanga, when contacted for confirmation refused to answer calls made to his mobile phone, while DSP Othman Abubakar, the state's Police Public Relations Officer (PPPRO) also declined to comment on the issue.
Efforts to get reaction from Frank Mba, the police headquarters spokesman also failed as he was not answering his call.
It would be recalled that the state governor was highly criticised last Wednesday at the expanded security meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, over his memo to the Northern Governors Forum accusing the president of genocide in the north-east region regarding the fight on terrorism.
 
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INT’L #DJNEPTUNE PRESENTS #2014 HOUSE ELECTRO DANCE MIX TAPE

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Celebrity Disc Jockey and Neptune Entertainment C.E.O #DJNeptune aka the Eva – Blazing DJ has just put together the hottest House Electro Dance music topping the charts and gaining massive rotation on all radio and T.V stations across the continent.
The renowned entertainer who recently just got back from Liberia in West Africa where He trill fans at the 2014 Sound City TV Beach Party and now currently on a Ten city tour with Nigeria premium lager “STAR Beer” for their #MyCityRock #StarMusic #TheTrek music concert has taken time off his busy schedule to share another mouth watering Mix-tape titled the 2014 #HouseElectroDanceMix for fans and music lovers across the globe.
The out of space Disc Jockey who’s been tagged The Mix-Tape King in Nigeria is well for known for releasing hot Mix-tapes over the years, with the recent 2014 Soca/Calypso Mix-tape already boasting of over 320,000 downloads in less than a month. #DJNeptune is one fearless International Disc Jockey who’s music archive knows no boarder to sound plus His ability to spin different genre makes him stand out.
Either you a fan of House Electro Dance Music or not, this is a must have MIX says #DJNeptune
To connect with DJ Neptune
Twitter @deejayneptune
Facebook: facebook.com/DeeJayNeptune
Youtube: Youtube.com/DJNeptuneTV

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Faces of the Yahoo Boys Arrested in Lagos with Expensive Cars

This is what you get in a country where over 500,000 youths will apply for a job in Immigration Service that is looking for just 4,000 men. How does the government expect these youths to survive? Fraud of course!

An early morning raid on two houses in the Lekki area of Lagos on April 6, 2014, yielded the arrest of seven suspects, all undergraduates studying various courses in some of the nation’s tertiary institutions. They were all arrested in two houses at Lekki County Homes and Lekki Phase One in Lagos State following an intelligence report on their alleged involvement in sundry internet scams...

The undergraduates, who are within the age-range of 21 and 29 years, include:
Elete Fred Debi, a 500-level student of Physics/Production Technology of the University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. Ese Iriruaga, 300-level student of Geology, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State; Couson Jimmy, 300-level student of Computer Science, Benson Idahosa, University, Benin-City, Edo State; Anthony Onos, 200-level student of Political Science, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State; Omene Stephen, 200l student of Computer Science, University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State; Kome Emmanuel, 200l student of Petroleum Engineering, University of Port-Harcourt and Shola Muyiwa of the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta State.

The suspects have all made useful statements. Various items were recovered such as laptop, expensive phones, Ipads and exotic cars, including a Range Rover Evogue; Honda Crosstour , Mercedeze Benz C 300 4matic, S 300 Mercedes Benz and Acura ZDX SUV.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

Wilson Uwujaren
Head, Media & Publicity

Drake surprises 15-year-old brain cancer patient, makes her wish come true f

Drake and 15-year-old Kennedy Brown. (Photo courtesy of Instagram)
Drake and 15-year-old Kennedy Brown. (Photo courtesy of Instagram)
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Drake wrote, "She asked to touch the brows #accessgrantedFollowing." (Photo courtesy of Instagram)
Drake wrote, “She asked to touch the brows #accessgrantedFollowing.” (Photo courtesy of Instagram)
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Drake posted this photo with the caption "Incredible day." (Photo courtesy of Instagram)
Drake posted this photo with the caption “Incredible day.” (Photo courtesy of Instagram)
"Love always," Drake wrote. (Photo courtesy of Instagram)
“Love always,” Drake wrote. (Photo courtesy of Instagram)
"All these beautiful people #drakeforken turned into #kenfordrake I am so happy," Drake wrote. (Photo courtesy of Instagram)
“All these beautiful people #drakeforken turned into #kenfordrake I am so happy,” Drake wrote. (Photo courtesy of Instagram)
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Ugly transformation? Nigerian Gay Guy Undergoes Sex Change


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Former popular gay Nigerian man Okwudili now lives in Canada as a woman. Okwudili left Nigeria some years back for Canada where he had a transgender surgery to become a woman. He/She is now known as Lady Candy in Toronto, Canada where she currently resides and is a registered nurse at Sick Kids Hospital.
Continue to see more photos of fierce Ms Candy…


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Nigerian gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele's Mansion on fire.

The house of Nigerian gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele in the Felele area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, is reportedly on fire.

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According to report, the fire started this morning but there been concerted efforts to put it under control.

Yinka Ayefele in the Felele area of Ibadan on fire
Though the cause of the fire could not be ascertained, the talented singer who is on wheelchair has said everything is under control even as he assured fans that he is safe.
Yinka is one of the most sought after gospel artistes in the country. He was one of the major entertainers at the elaborate dinner party held by the First Lady, Patience Jonathan sometime in August, 2013.
He became a household name after he was involved in a ghastly automobile accident in 1997, which damaged his spinal cord, and paralyzed him from the waist down.
With hit tracks like "Experience," "Transformation" etc, Ayefele's music is a staple diet at parties all across the country.
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Motivational blogger Karyn Washington commits suicide, aged 22

Karyn Washington, the young beautiful lady who founded the blog For Brown Girls has committed suicide. Karyn killed herself at her home on April 8th. She was just 22.

Her friends say the popular blogger, who founded the blog three years ago to 'celebrate the beauty of dark skin while combatting colorism and promoting self love', suffered from depression and mental illness for many months before taking her life. Friends say the depression started after she lost her mum to cancer in 2013.

Karyn, who motivated thousands everyday through her blog, never shared her problems with her fans and readers, who were most shocked when news of her death hit headlines. Continue...



Blogger Ty Alexander wrote on his blog
"I wanna pout for a few minutes. I wanna bubble-snot cry. I wish someone had told Karyn Washington that she didn’t have to be strong. She didn’t have to hold the world’s glaring eyes on her shoulders. That asking for help was ok. No matter how you ask for it, it’s ok. People say all the time, You’re so strong! That’s so far from the truth. I AM WEAK!!! I think that’s what has gotten me through. I don’t judge myself for bursting into tears in the middle of a meeting. I don’t judge myself for eating the entire pint of butter pecan ice cream (although I just signed up for Crunch)! And I cannot judge myself for not being able to save Karyn."
Karyn spread words of hope to thousands of women everyday. Messages such as this one, which she shared last year while watching her mother deteriorate from cancer:
"I am empowered by other strong women and girls. Even by those who don’t necessarily know they are inspiring. Women who are doing what they can to uplift others around them and make a difference in their community motivate me to do the same. I think it is so important for women no matter what complexion, race, or religious background to be united in making sure our voices are heard — that we are being leaders and positive role models to the younger generation."
May her soul rest in peace, Amen.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dangote,Oba Otudeko at War over $48million, Head to Court

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Multi-billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, is expected to appear before Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court on 5 and 6 May for the continuous hearing of a $48million land suit filed against him by Oba Otudeko’s Honeywell Group.
The Nigeria Ports Authority, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Dangote Industries Ltd., Dangote and Greenview Development Nigeria Ltd are defendants in the suit which has been filed since 2006.
Otudeko is claiming $48m against the defendants as damages for a breach of contract over the 10.8 square metres piece of land within the Lagos Ports Complex, known as the 5th Apapa Wharf Extension.
The suit was first filed before Justice Ramat Mohammed. The matter was transferred to Justice Abang upon Mohammed’s retirement from the bench.
The plaintiff averred that by an agreement, NPA leased the land to him for five years for N2.2m yearly.
He said the land was to be used for the setting up of a bulk food handling facility, adding that in keeping with the agreement, it paid the amount and additional N290,000 for survey, but the BPE suddenly suspended his pre-existing rights, and granted the concession to Greenview Development Ltd. belonging to Dangote.

MTV Movie Awards 2014 Red Carpet + Full list of winners

The MTV Movie Awards held last night Sunday April 13th at the Nokia Theatre at the L.A. Live entertainment district in Los Angeles. 

Above are Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Rihanna and Lupita at the event last night. Continue to see more photos and full list of winners...



 
Rihanna
  
Nicki Minaj
  
Rapper Iggy Azalea
 
Channing Tatum and wife
 
Jessica Alba
  
Lupita Nyong'o
 
Ellen Page and Rita Ora
 
Snooki and Jwoww and Mila Kunis

 Chrissy Teigen and Kate Upton
 
Eminem and Rihanna performed

Full list of winners below...

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Jonah Hill, The Wolf Of Wall Street
BEST VILLAIN
Mila Kunis, Oz The Great And Powerful
BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE
Zac Efron, That Awkward Moment
TRAILBLAZER AWARD
Channing Tatum
THE BEST KISS
Will Poulter Jennifer Aniston, and Emma Roberts, We're The Millers
BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson perform in Heaven, This is the End
THE GENERATION AWARD
Mark Wahlberg
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Will Poulter, We're the Millers
BEST SCARED AS-S*** PERFORMANCE
Brad Pitt, World War Z

BEST ONSCREEN DUO
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, Fast & Furious 6

BEST CAMEO PERFORMANCE
Rihanna, This Is The End
BEST HERO
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, Man of Steel
#WTF MOMENT
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
FAVOURITE CHARACTER
Shailene Woodley, Divergent

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