Saturday, November 30
One of the biggest Music Awards in Africa, the ChannelO Awards just ended minutes ago and our nNigerian artistes sure represented us in the most fab way.
Our superstar twins PSquare, in addition to winning the 'Most Gifted African West' Award got the special recognition award and delivered a powerful, mind-blowing performance.
Wizkid got to look for Caro during his performance, and also won the 'Video of the year' award
Pictures continue after the cut
You recall that earlier on in March this year, Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh had taken to Twitter to pour her heart out about a painful heartbreak she just suffered.
Then word went out that international model/musician Capo was the man responsible for Tonto's
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo State, has condemned the inhuman treatment meted out on a widow by the State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The PDP in rescue of the widow has asked the widow to come to their office and get the sum of N250,000 to help cushion the effects her siezed goods will have on her.
This was contained in a press release signed by the state chairman, Dan Orbih.
Edo PDP watched with consternation Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s brutal, inhuman and merciless treatment of a widow street-trader whose wares he ordered seized and who he unfeelingly told to ‘…go and die’ even as she knelt down in fervent protestations and appeals to his pity on a helpless widow.The governor’s actions are appalling, insensate, disgraceful, indecent, cruel and below board.
It is clear that he does not care much about the well being of the people as he pretentiously avowed.
Our hearts go to that hapless widow in this her time of travails and through her, to other widows who have been oppressed by the unfriendly policies of the administration in Edo State.
The PDP, Edo State will not let any Edo person ‘to go and die’ if it can help it, especially not hardworking people like that widow who are engaged in lawful enterprises that are, in themselves, not easy to carry on.
To this end, our party has instituted an endowment fund for all widows and oppressed people in the state and by this release, we invite the widow captured in the video of the encounter with Governor Oshiomhole to come to the PDP Secretariat on No. 70, Sapele Road, at 11am on Tuesday December 3, 2013 to receive a first-installment sum of N250,000.00 to cushion the pain, trauma and loss occasioned by her mistreatment and the seizure of the items she sells.
Governance is about the people and as a responsible National Institution, Edo PDP cannot be unconcerned about the wrong treatment of indigenes of the state to whom the present administration promised heaven just to win their votes.
We will continue to stand in the gap to ensure that Edo people are deservedly fairly treatment.
If Governor Oshiomhole believes that Edo People sinned by voting him into office, let him remember that he will account for his actions, if not to the people because he apparently does not think much of them, but to God Almighty in the short or long run.
We thank all those who have been humanely concerned about the plight of the widow and have stood out vehemently against the crying shame that was the insensitive action of a governor who seems bent on repaying electoral favor with ingratitude.
Hello Laila, I desperately need fellow readers' advice.
My story goes like this. I got married 2 my husband last year n since then, things have been very difficult 4 us to the extent to eat is a problem.
But I later got a job where they pay me a meager sum, but things became somehow ok.
To cut the long story short, I lost my job and my husband's sister-inlaw (no from my
Nollywood actor Saheed Balogun has reportedly dragged his ex-wife Fathia Balogun to court over her refusal to stop bearing his last name, years after their marriage ended.
According to Punch, Saheed Balogun had once said in an interview that he would stop her Fathia Balogun, from using his name when he was ready, saying:
She is my ex. As for my name that she is still answering, the deed will be
An award event in London was on Thursday night disrupted by some protesting Nigerian women who kicked against the inclusion of the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah as one of the recipients of the awards.
The event, which held at the Radison Hotel, Central London, was organized by the Global Peace Movement to present “Peace, Development and Security” award to Governor Yero; while the Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, was to get an award for “Aviation transformation and best performing minister in Nigeria”.
The chaos started when the citation of Ms. Oduah, who was represented, was being read as prelude to
According to Leadership Newspaper, the passengers, who had arrived aboard Delta Airline, were waiting for baggage reclaim when the 4 who had just arrived from the US where the temperature is much cooler, got overwhelmed by the heat in the arrival area and collapsed.
A source close to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) told LEADERSHIP Weekend that
Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua of the Synagogue Church of all Nations, in a new interview with Punch, spoke about his church and how he handles his 'haters'.
- Why is it that your ministry seems to be more popular outside Nigeria than in Nigeria?
As it is written in the Bible, a prophet has no honour in his country. If my people had understood the work from the beginning, it could have affected the glory of God in my life today.
I may not be accepted by some people in Nigeria but my acceptance in the world has
Friday, November 29
US R&B singer Brandy Norwood will be making her second appearance in Nigeria by Sunday as she is billed to perform in Abuja at the ‘Face of Sofa 2013’ event holding at Thisday Dome.
The event will be hosted by Uti & comedienne Helen.
Brandy’s last outing in Nigeria was at the 2011 Project Fame West Africa launch in Lagos.
Rapper Wale arrived Nigeria few days ago and BeatFm OAP Toolz got to give him his first ever radio interview in Nigeria.
Click here to listen to Wale talk about why he's never been to Nigeria, his fav Nigerian artistes and more.
This post is quite long, but it is very interesting, and would be much more interesting for readers who are not conversant with Peter and Lola's true love story.
It's culled from Encomium Weekly.
Peter Obumneme Okoye of P-Square and Lola Omotayo's love story is compelling and amazing.The couple have been in a relationship for over eight years before they finally
- Is there any iota of truth in the tale that your family didn’t support the wedding?
That is very far from being the truth. I saw some of those reports and was full of laughter. Everybody is just laughing because the reports are like comedy to us. Honestly,
|Under consideration: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the Church will now consider the recommendations|
And according to it, gay couples should be allowed to have their relationships blessed in church.
DailyMail reports that the report, written by former civil servant Sir Joseph Pilling and a team of
Gov. Adams Oshiomhole has apologized for the comments he made to a widow in Benin during an inspection tour on Mission Road, in the state capital, a fortnight ago.
According to NAN, the Governor said he made the comments in anger and he now regrets it.
The governor’s apology was made when the leadership of the Federation of Muslim Women’s
When in March 2012, news went round that Iceprince had fathered a child with 20 years old Bimbo, reported to be Jesse Jagz ex-girlfriend, the Jos-born-singer Ice Prince denied being responsible.
Only to flaunt his baby, Toluwalase Jamal, months later.
In a new interview with Showbizplus, Iceprince explained why he initially denied his baby.
- How has fatherhood changed you?
- You initially denied having a baby?
After 20years of Marriage, Ghanaian Football Star, Odartey Lamptey Discovers His 3 Kids By Wife Are Not His!
This is according to multiple sources from Ghana and definitely the worst thing that can happen to any man.
Celebrated Ghanaian soccer superstar Nii Odartey Lamptey, is reportedly battling with serious marriage problems right now, after realizing his three kids with wife, Gloria are not his biological children.
According to Goal.com, Odartey spent his entire married life without knowing all three kids he had
Safaree Samuels aka Scaff Beezy is letting the world know that his love for Nicki Minaj is real, even though Nicki is yet to officially announce him as her boyfriend.
Scaff Beezy and Nicki Minaj have been rumored love birds for a very long time, they've known each other before Nicki became famous.
But Nicki swears he is just her hypeman, more like a brother to her.
This week, Safaree showed off his new tattoo which took 6 long hours to make, and features a pink-haired Nicki with her tongue and 'most sought after' cleavage hanging out.
On why he got the tatt, SB explained:
A lot of people out there tattoo somebody that they don’t know. Why not tattoo somebody that I know, you know?
Most Hollywood reporters believe this is the confirmation that these two are much more than they’ve been letting on. I think that's a real hot tattoo!!
Thursday, November 28
Fresh lawyers who made it through Law School this year celebrated their Call to Bar ceremony today at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
Dr. Sid's fiancée, Simi Osomo, was one of them, and he took to Twitter to congratulate her.
Hearty congrats Simi and to my kid sister too, Elsie.
She was also called to Bar today.
To get lawyer for house no be beans o.
Will post some of my sister's call to bar pics tomorrow, by then she must have 'contained' her joy. *lol*
Big Brother Africa host and OAP, Ik Osakioduwa's daughter, Micah Osakioduwa, turned two today.
It wasn't a big party but it was super cool all the same.
Happy birthday Micah.
See more pics of the happy family after the cut
Yayyy!! I'm really excited for Seyi.
She just scored a big, huge deal as an Etisalat ambassador. Big congrats to her.
Artistes Olamide and Iceprince were made ambassadors by the telecoms company earlier on this month.
See another after the cut
This is quite disheartening.
The woman may have broken the law, by selling her wares in a prohibited area but the statement from Gov Oshiomole, that's not good at all.
'You are a widow! Go and DIE!!', despite her tears, cries, begging for mercy, begging for help. Wow!!
This is really heartbreaking!!
Incase you are wondering what happened, Gov. Oshiomole's task officers confiscated the weeping
If you guys don`t offer accolades to me for restraining myself from critiquing Lola and
Nollywood @20 Grand Awards held at Intercontinental Hotel Lagos last night, and here's Mercy and Steph's looks for the big night.
In their latest move to put a stop to behaviour deemed 'immoral', the Police enforcing Islamic law in Kano state on Wednesday, destroyed 240,000 bottles of beer they had confiscated from trucks coming into the city.
According to AFP, the Sharia law enforcers called Hisbah, launched sweeping crackdowns in Kano since September, following a state government directive to cleanse the commercial state of “immoral” practices.
So, on Wednesday, a large bulldozer smashed the confiscated bottles to shouts of “Allahu Ahkbar” (God is great) from supporters outside the Hisbah headquarters in Kano.
Kegs containing more than 8,000 litres of a local alcoholic brew called burukutu and 320,000 cigarettes were also destroyed.
Kano’s Hisbah chief, Aminu Daurawa, at the bottle-breaking ceremony, said he had the ardent hope this will bring an end to the consumption of such prohibited substances. We hope this measure will help restore the tarnished image of Kano,” said Daurawa.
The 9,000-strong moral police force works alongside the civilian police but also has other duties, including community development work and dispute resolution.
Alcohol is typically easy to find in Kano, including at hotels and bars in neighbourhoods like Sabon Gari, inhabited by the city’s sizeable Christian minority. But the Hisbah boss vowed that this was set to change.
“We hereby send warning to unrepentant offenders that Hisbah personnel will soon embark on an operation into every nook and cranny of the state to put an end to the sale and consumption of alcohol and all other intoxicants,” Daurawa said.
Hello Laila, I'd be as brief as possible cos I desperately need to come out of this "little-shake" the best convenient way as possible.
I'm currently in my 3rd year in a private university studying law. I'm 20 years old and my best-G is 19..
We're both well above average academically (thank GOD) and he's the very religious type..
So it happened on this day, that a lecturer (whose course is a 4 unit one), showed up for his scheduled
I've got a complain that I think LBers and the whole of Nigeria should know. Hopefully this will get to the appropriate authorities and this disgraceful act would end immediately...
It's about the Nigerian police (specifically Rivers State Police)!
A family friend got a phone call from alleged kidnappers and they threatened the living daylights
Wednesday, November 27
This was just too unfair! *lol*
This guy, says his name is Heaven, had showed up for the Nigeria's Got Talent audition in Portharcourt, only to have Kate Henshaw and Dan Foster walk out on him when he opened his mouth to sing.
What do you think of Heaven's audition?
Exclusive Photos: OJB's Kidney Donor Turns Out To Be His First Wife Mabel! Photos Of Them In The Hospital!
This post was written by Deschil:
Each time I read the nasty comments about Lola Omotayo Okoye my heart gets heavy. I do not know her in person- just like most of you. She has been called "old", "shameless" even a "gold digger"! Some "kind" people even empathize with her and "understand" that Peter married her because of her kids.
Let's get a few things straight;
- Nobody has the right to choose another person's spouse
- I was in school with Psquare, Peter had a girlfriend-Ada-whom he was crazy about. Ada is a splitting image of Lola...does that imply anything?
- Age is not the determinant of a good marriage; either party could be older