Monday, October 10, 2011

Samson Siasia Begs Black Stars of Ghana…Have Pity On Us

Nigeria national football team coach Samson Siasia has launched a verbal attack on the Ghanaian football body and its fans. Siasia who will be facing the Black stars of Ghana on Tuesday, 11 October 2011 is angry that Ghanaians are calling on the Black stars to beat Nigeria after the Super Eagle’s disappointing 2-2 draw with Guinea that knocked them out of next year’s African cup of Nations.

Speaking to, the visibly upset Siasia expressed his angered towards Ghanaian fans in general. Siasia claims he gave Ghana a lot to laugh about on Saturday afternoon and it is time they repay him by letting him win the match on Tuesday to keep his job.

"I can’t believe what I have been hearing from the Ghanaian press. I gave Ghana a lot to entertained themselves with. It is not easy to make sure a team like the Super Eagles miss out on a big tournament like that. They[Ghanaians] want to beat us again? For what?”

He then went on to call the Ghanaian football community ungrateful while pleading to the Black stars to have pity on him. ” These fans are ungrateful. I gave them an entertaining afternoon and it is time for them to pay me by letting me keep my job. I hope the players we meet on Tuesday will have mercy on my team and not increase the unemployment rate” said a very disappointed Siasia.

Both Ghana and Nigeria arrived in London on Sunday morning and trained in the late afternoon.

Nollywood Actress Empress Njamah Lands =N=10million Endorsement

Empress Njamah recently landed a mouth watering endorsement deal worth N10 million per season with a foreign hair company.

Top Nollywood actress Empress Njamah has started to reap the rewards of making outrageous hairstyles; she is now rejoicing, having joined the clique of Nollywood babes who have made it big with the endorsement of different brands around the world.

As gathered, the deal came to the stables of this Imo State born screen diva following her penchant in colored wigs and weave-ons. The company was said to have seen a number of her extreme cum colored hairstyles in pictures and decided to invite her for a personal chat, and she was said to have appeared with a long and double colored weave-on and grabbed the deal. 

Grandmother Caught With Parcels Of Cocaine At MM International Airport in Lagos

Franca Ozekwe, 59-year-old grandmother...
Franca Ozekwe was arrested by anti-narcotics agents at the MMIA with 1.500kg of drugs
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have apprehended a 59-year-old grandmother at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
The suspect, Franca Ozekwe, allegedly tried to export 1.500kg of powdery substance that tested positive to cocaine. She was arrested last weekend during the screening of British Airways passengers to London Heathrow airport with the drug hidden in the sides of her luggage.
NDLEA Commander at the airport, Hamza Umar, explained that the drug was detected at the luggage checking desk at the international wing of the airport.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade described the grandmother’s action as disappointing. “It is difficult to comprehend her motivation for drug trafficking at 59,” he said. “Her action is disappointing. This is one wrong step with adverse consequences for the rest of her life.”
Preliminary investigation by the NDLEA shows that the suspect travelled to London 5 years ago. She is married with eight children, two males and six females all married with children.
Ozekwe confessed to the crime. “This is my first time of engaging in drug trafficking,” he said. “I was given the bag with the drug hidden in it and they promised to pay me the sum of five thousand pounds. The man that organised the deal used to meet with me in an eatery in Lagos. He never told me that I will be caught. I was devastated the moment the drug was discovered. It was like the end of my world because I told my husband in Umunya town in Anambra State that I was going to Lagos.”
She will soon be arraigned at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Source: Daily Times

Blackberry Services Collapse Worldwide

Millions of BlackBerry smartphone users have been cut off by a major fault at RIM, the Canadian company that makes the devices.

The glitch, which struck at around 11AM this morning was affecting online services for consumers all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa. All are served by a RIM data centre in Slough.
They have been unable to browse the web or instant messages, or access other internet services such as email.
A RIM spokesman was not immediately available for comment. Users who are served by a corporate server appeared to be unaffected.

Serena Williams Goes On Romantic Dinner Date With Country Music Star Jake Owens

Love match? Serena Williams and country singer Jake Owen
went on a date to Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills on Friday night

Serena Williams appears to have found a new love match.
The tennis player was seen going on a date with country singer Jake Owen on Friday night.
The pair went to Matsuhisa restaurant in Los Angeles but restrained from showing any public displays of affection.

Serena, 30, wore a floral asymmetrical dress which showed off plenty of her toned thighs.
She paired it with an autumnal brown leather jacket and matching fur-lined boots.
She wore her hair in tight curls and appeared to have love in mind as she had a heart shaped leopard print bag draped across her shoulder.
The 30-year-old singer was dressed down and wore black jeans, a white T-shirt and dark zipped up sweater.

Owen is one of country music's rising stars with his number one hit Blue Jean Barefoot Night.
He has three albums behind him and has toured with Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Sugarland and Keith Urban.

Nolloywood Actress Uche Obodo Beaten, Stripped By Colleague

Nollywood Actress, Uche Obodo
For allegedly beating and stripping her in public, Nollywood actress, Uche Obodo, may be set to slam a multi million naira case against the helmsman of Amaco Investment Limited, a film distribution and marketing company, according to findings.
Investigations revealed that the fast-rising actress is currently making plans to sue the film marketer and some of his colleagues in a bid to claim damages for an allege assault on her at a film location in far-away  Anambra State, South East, Nigeria, if her lawyer hasten up on the matter.

The actress is alledging that she was manhandled recently while shooting a low-budget movie bankrolled by the marketer in the state when they disagreed over an unspecified amount of money.
On the other hand, findings revealed that the movie marketers accused the victimised actress of a breach of contract when she allegedly delayed production with flimsy excuses at the film location. They, however, resolved to claim the sum of five million naira as compensation from her.

The argue later degenerated into a fight and she was beaten by some men who allegedly exposed her private part on the orders of the Amaco Investment Limited boss, who, she claimed had initially threatened to deal with her. This development according to a source, infuriated other cast and crew members of the film production who witnessed the show of shame and informed the police at the Awka divisional headquarters. When asked if she had any dalliance with the marketer in the past, Obodo declined to speak on the issue and hinted that her lawyers would have to propel a legal action on the matter.

Effort to reach the marketer at the center of the controversy proved abortive as he declined to picks called and didn’t respond to text messages sent to him requesting for his own side of the story.

Osaze Spits Fire on Twitter, Blasts Nigerian Press And Fan As Useless And Ungrateful

The match was played at Abuja Nation Stadium and following the 2-2 draw with Guinea that disqualified the Super Eagles from the African Nations Cup, Osaze Peter Odemwingie was quoted by the press as saying that T.B Joshua's predictions affected their play.

Osaze who was enraged with anger over statements attributed to him took to twitter yesterday afternoon and vent his anger.
Osaze blasted the Nigerian press saying they are useless and some fans. He tweeted, “No one is happy with this result. Our journalists are enemies cos u don't give them money or very primitive. Could be both.” He continued, “I was quoted in tribune newspaper. If even one of the word was from me make thunder fire me and if not thunder fire their editor!”
In another tweet, Osaze wrote, “To some na├»ve naija fans. Advice not to read and believe naija press cos most of them r useless as well as some of our ungrateful fans

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Video…T.B. Joshua Prophesied Guinea's Victory A Week Ago…Osaze Blamed Defeat On Prophesy

In a brief chat with the reporters just after the match, Osaze said:
"Yes, I would say I am sorry to Nigerians for not playing according to expectation and I believe I did not play well in the match. But the prediction of Prophet TB Joshua really affected us. 
We thought we could see him and see how he could overturn the negative prediction but the officials came with another prophet who prayed for us and told us that all was well. 
But in all we did not do our own bit of the job well as players and we are not happy that we won’t play at the forthcoming Nations Cup.”

T.B Joshua had predicted that Nigeria will not qualify for the nations cup just a week before the match as contained in the video below...

A 3 Week-Old Boy’s Arm Amputated By Step Brother…Mother Cries For Help

The birth of little Etimbuk heralded joy in the family and communities of Udung Otong, in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria; but the joy in less than three weeks was reversed to sadness as the half brother of the baby, Nathaniel John 27, used machetes to chop off the infant's right arm.

The half brother, Nathaniel, who is based in Calabar but frequently visits home sometimes to vent his anger and frustration on any one mostly children, did not waste time to make the little boy his next victim. Mrs Enobong who is in her 30s stated that  on September 27, after  bathing the baby, she had laid him in her bedroom to sleep  while she got busy tidying things at the back of the house.

According to her, she was attracted by the unusual scream of  her three  week-old  baby and when she rushed into the room she saw the baby in the pool of his own blood. When she observed  well, she saw his right hand lying separately  from the rest of the body. “When I rushed into the room,  I saw so much blood and I was confused. When I carried him up, I noticed that the right hand was not there, then I later found the severed part on the bed,” she narrated in vernacular.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Onyeka Orji, who reacted to the case said it was a serious criminal offence, stating that the police was still investigating the matter. 
He said that the command was not aware of the fact that the culprit, Nathaniel John, was killed by the youths of the community.

Gang Rape: Police Arrest LASU Student

The Suspects - Left: Shola Owolabi, Right Tayo Adewale

Looking exhausted and pale, apparently unable to fathom how she managed to make it to her Festac home last Friday, after she was gang -raped in an uncompleted building on Ago palace way, in Okota area of Isolo, Lagos, Sandy , as she is fondly called, recalled with pain what she described as the worst experience she has ever had in her 20 years of existence.
On closer observation, the Anambra state- born bar attendant in a popular hotel in Festac Town was discovered to have visible mark of bite on her right shoulder and chest,coupled with bruises on other parts of her body, an injury she reportedly sustained in her bid to free herself from the rapists.
Unfortunately, her strength could not match those of the two men, as one of them reportedly pinned her two hands down while the other pinned her two legs to the ground as he unfastened her belt. At a point, she became weak and watched helplessly as one of the men had carnal knowledge of her against her will.
As if that was not enough , the principal perpetrator, a 200 level student of the Lagos State University, identified as Olushola Owolabi , took some photographs of Sandy in her nude , threatening to paste it on her facebook for the whole world to see if she revealed what transpired to anybody including the Police.
Read more here

Saturday, October 8, 2011

'Private Funeral' Held For Steve Jobs...Westboro Baptist Church Threatens To Picket The Funeral

A private funeral for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died on Wednesday after a seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer, was held, according to a media report.
It was a small private gathering yesterday, the Wall Street Journal quoted a person familiar with the matter as saying. The person did not reveal where or at what time the event took place, citing privacy for Jobs’ family.
However a controversial church threatened it would picket the funeral because Mr Jobs ‘gave God no glory and taught sin’. But Westboro Baptist Church ironically made the announcement on an iPhone - and later said they would only picket a public remembrance.

But Margie Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church tweeted on her iPhone that the church her father founded would be picketing the event. She said on 'Twitter for iPhone': ‘Westboro will picket his funeral. He had a huge platform; gave God no glory & taught sin. MT @AP: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died at 56’.

The Kansas-based church has previously caused outrage by claiming God is punishing the military for America’s tolerance of gay people. But she later wrote: ‘Keep it private, we won't come; public worship, we'll be there. Deal? #warnliving MT @WSJ: Steve Jobs funeral today; small private gathering’.The funeral comes just two days after the former Apple CEO died on Wednesday, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

The funeral comes just two days after the former Apple CEO died on Wednesday, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Did Not Deserve The Nobel Peace Prize...Says George Weah

Liberian opposition leaders Winston Tubman and George Weah said on Friday that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf did not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize and awarding it to her was a "provocative intervention" in Liberian politics.
Sirleaf, who won the prize along with fellow Liberian Leymah Gbowee, a peace activist, and Yemeni pro-democracy campaigner Tawakul Karman, faces Tubman and 14 other candidates in a first-round presidential vote on October 11.
"She does not deserve it. She is a warmonger. She brought war on our country and spoiled the country," Tubman told Reuters late on Friday during a rally by his CDC party in a stadium packed with 60,000 people in the Liberian capital.
"Now she has said she will run again and on the eve of the election the Nobel Peace Prize committee gives her this prize, which we think is a provocative intervention within our politics," he said.
Earlier in Oslo on Friday, Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland dismissed suggestions that the award to Sirleaf might look like meddling in the Liberian vote.
Tubman's presidential running mate Weah, a former Liberian soccer star, said he did not care about the prize because Sirleaf did not deserve it. "She won it but I don't know for what," Weah also told Reuters.
"Every Liberian is preparing for Madame Sirleaf to leave power and we will tell the world that we are tired of her inability to reconcile us and we will tell her that we are getting ready for her to leave power in October 11," he said.
The Nobel committee said all three women were rewarded for "their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work".
Sirleaf's detractors say she has not done enough to heal her West African nation's divisions. She has admitted providing supplies and money to rebel leader and indicted war criminal Charles Taylor in the early years of Liberia's civil war, something her critics say dims her image as a promoter of peace.
Analysts have said the award was likely to bolster Sirleaf's chances at the poll, even possibly allowing her to win an absolute majority in the first round and avoid a run-off, but also risks aggravating tension in a country scarred by civil war.

UK-Based Nigerian Prisoners To Be Transferred To Nigerian Prison

Nigeria's lower house of parliament has approved a deal in which offenders convicted in Britain will serve out their jail terms in their home country.
The agreement still requires approval from the Senate, where it is likely to pass soon.
About 600 Nigerian inmates are being held in British jails, but it is not clear how many will face deportation.
The decision follows a visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron to Nigeria in July.
The UK Ministry of Justice said foreigners who "abuse our hospitality" and have no legal right to stay should be deported "at the earliest opportunity".
"Where possible those foreign nationals who receive a prison sentence should serve their sentences in their own countries," the ministry said.
The ministry said the British government had a number of transfer agreements, but most required the consent of the prisoner.
It was now working on transfer agreements that did not require that consent, it said.
Nigerian prisons are already overcrowded but Nigerian MP Jerry Manwe said that they could accommodate the influx of new inmates.

Happy Married Life, Mr & Mrs Chinwuba ‘Kaka’ Igbokwe

Chinwuba ‘Kaka’ Igbokwe is the second son of the late Lady of Songs Chrisy E. Igbokwe.
The wedding ceremony took place at Arch Bishop Vinning Memorial Church, Ikeja Lagos this morning.
Happy married life to Mr & Mrs Chinwuba ‘Kaka’ Igbokwe.

Chinwuba ‘Kaka’ Igbokwe Son Of The Late Lady Of Songs Chrisy E. Igbokwe Weds Today

Chinwuba ‘Kaka’ Igbokwe is the second son of the late Lady of Songs Chrisy E. Igbokwe.
As the bell tolls today at the Arch Bishop Vinning Memorial Church, Ikeja Lagos, she will be missing on the list of the celebrities that will throng the high profile Church as Kaka, walks down the aisles with Chioma his heart throb of twelve years.
Kaka, a rap artist following in the steps of his late and who spoke to this writer with mixed feelings disclosed that “My mum chose our wedding date four days before her demise. She told me the September date I chose was not good as certain events may not allow us to follow our dream. It was as if she was predicting her death and the events that would follow her burial.”
On his choice of a wife, Kaka told us that “ I met my would be wife thirteen years ago in high school. We remained friends until we started dating three years ago.
But I couldn’t bring her home because of the fear of Mummy. But when she asked that we bring home our girlfriends, I picked courage. She asked me to write down the names of all my girlfriends and I gave her just two names.
She chose Chioma and that was it” he said with a smile.
The blogger wishes Kaka and his heartthrob Chioma a blissful marriage life, may God bless your union…. 

No Daughter Of Mine Marries Without University Education – King Sunny Ade

Although he is one of the biggest and most influential musicians in Africa, King Sunny has one regret, his lack of University education.
Pained by this short -coming, he has forbidden his daughters from getting married without acquiring a University degree.
He bared his mind to Saturday Vanguard at the wedding of one his daughters’ Ruth, last Sunday in Ondo, Ondo State and advised would- be suitors to steer clear of his daughters who are yet to meet his expectations.
Why did you decide to make your daughter wed in a low- key event?
The request was hers. She told me that she just wanted to go to the registry and have a small reception. I had to start calling my friends and apologising that we are not having an elaborate wedding. Besides, I have other things to celebrate , like my 65th birthday and my mum’s one year remembrance. So, there was no need to invite the whole world to the wedding and call them again a few days later to come for my mum’s anniversary and my birthday.
Read more here

Friday, October 7, 2011

Michelle Obama To Break Guinness World Record For Jumping Jacks

Michelle Obama wants to jump into the Guinness World Records book next week by helping break the title for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period.
The first lady will lead hundreds of local children in doing one minute of jumping jacks on the South Lawn on Tuesday.
The event will be reviewed by an official from Guinness World Records and will signal the beginning of a 24-hour challenge.
To break the record, more than 20,000 people around the world will need to do jumping jacks for a minute.
National Geographic Kids is leading the effort to break the record.

ABSU Gang Rape: Abia State Police Suspends Investigation, Says Victim Consented To Rape

The Abia State Police command have given further reasons why they suspended investigations into a gang rape that happened in Abia State University because the girl-victim consented to the rape. Commenting on a DVD tape sent to his CP to expedite investigations into the activities of the criminal gang, J.G. Micloth, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge Abia

State Police command Criminal Investigation Department, said Miss X had consented to the gang crime. He said after watching the DVD that he did not see girl resist the rape.

Last week the Assistant Commissioner of Police head said the Police cannot go on with the investigation because "they cannot tell who the suspects are 'from the legs' in the video, amongst 70 million males in Nigeria". 

AIRTEL Offices And Network Server In Abuja Shutdown By NLC

 The Labour house in Abuja was jam packed with hundreds if not more than a thousand of sacked AIRTEL call centre staffs. Displaying various posters like; ‘Mr President save Nigerian workers from slavery’, ‘Indians wants to pay graduates N29, 000.00 per month’.

Addressing the protesters, the president of Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar said, since AIRTEL and its partners in the enslavement of Nigerians have decided to close offices that they will ensure they remain shut.
He reiterated that NLC will not allow AIRTEL to do business in Nigeria if it continues to deny workers their fundamental human rights. He ended by call on AIRTEL to return to the negotiation table.
The protesting workers were further addressed by Comrade Dele Adebile, who ordered a match to AIRTEL shop in Wuse II and Gariki both in Abuja.

BREAKING...Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkul Karman Win 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Three people have been awarded the 2011 Nobel peace prize.

Liberia's Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman were jointly awarded the honour.
Ms Johnson-Sirleaf, who is Liberia's president, was given the prize for her work with Leymah Gbowee.
The pair mobilised women against the civil war in their country.
Tawakkul Karman was recognised for her work as an activist for democracy and women's rights in Yemen.
The Nobel committee said they gave the award "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."
The award includes a prize of $1.5m (£972,000).

Chelsea Star Obi Mikel Refuses To Pay $5,000 Fine After Emotional Visit To Father

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has made a u-turn and said he will not pay a fine of $5,000 imposed for reporting late to the Nigeria training camp here this week.
Mikel, who earlier said he had put the incident behind him and was focused on Saturday's crucial 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea, has insisted he did nothing wrong and so will not pay the fine.

The defensive midfielder was supposed to join up with the 22-man squad by midnight Tuesday but instead arrived at the team hotel early on Wednesday morning.
"No, I don't think I will pay any fine because I did not do anything wrong. I have reported to the camp and I have a very, very genuine reason (for not coming until Wednesday)," the England-based star insisted at a press briefing on Thursday.
Emotional visit that led to a fine...
"If the manager (Samson Siasia) would tell Nigerians my reason, anyone in that situation will reason with me."
Mikel is believed to have gone to the central town of Jos to visit his father, who was recently freed by the police from a gang of kidnappers.
He then trained with the team on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
The midfielder revealed that no Nigeria team official has yet told him that he should pay the fine.
Nigeria need to win this weekend to topple Guinea from the top of qualifying Group B.
They are three points behind the group leaders with only the overall group winners guaranteed automatic passage to the Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea in January.



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