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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Aliko Dangote joins Twitter: Nigerians react....see hilarious tweets. LMAO!

Oh God! Nigerians are officially the craziest people in the world!

Africa's richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote joined twitter today and Nigerians are doing a great job of famzing him to stupor.

Read a few hilarious tweets below....

Looool! My stomach hurts from too much laughter.

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote has joined twitter.

The No. 1 money bag in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has joined twitter. The chairman of Dangote groups of companies was instantly verified by twitter and already has thousands of followers.

Money speaking! I have followed him sharp sharp.....hehehehhe.

Tuface Idibia honoured with ringing the close of 2013 trading Year bell at the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Our very own singing sensation, Tuface Idibia rang the close of 2013 trading year bell at the Nigerian stock exchange today.

Continue for more photos...
Only big boys get invited to ring this bell o.

Imprisoned former Governor James Ibori sacks Daily Independent newspaper staff from prison.

Jailed former Delta State governor, James Ibori, has ordered the management of his newspaper, Independent Newspapers Limited, INL, to proceed on compulsory leave with immediate effect.

The order from Mr. Ibori, who is currently serving his jail term in a London prison, was handed top editorial and senior management and operations staff of the embattled newspaper by the Chairman of its Board of Directors, Lawan Gambo, during an emergency management meeting on Saturday, December 18.
Mr. Gambo, who presided over the brief meeting, held at the Corporate headquarters of the newspaper in the Ogba area of Lagos reportedly told some top editors and management to go home till January 31, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. The board chair also indicated that only those of them relevant to the future of the company would be recalled. Those not recalled, he said, would be disengaged and communicated.

Those affected in the purge are Managing Editor, Akpandem James; General Editor, Daily, Ikechukwu Amaechi; General Editor, Online, Oguwike Nwachukwu; General Editor, Features, Emeka Duru, and former Saturday Editor, Olumide Iyanda

Saturday Editor, Charles, Okogene; Daily Editor, Rotimi Durojaiye; and Sunday Editor, Habib Aruna, who were also suspended, were reportedly recalled to continue to produce the paper while replacements are sought for them.
Also affected is the head of Accounts department, Eugene Onyeji, and other  top managers in the Administration, Advertising and Operations Sections. Under the new order, Ted Iwere, the former Managing Editor/Chief Executive Officer, who left in 2009 in controversial circumstances, was named interim coordinator, and is overseeing the reorganization of the media house. Mr. Iwere, a close relative of Mr. Ibori, has always been in and out of  the management of the organization right from inception in 2000.

The management of the company was for years mired in serious politics of entrenched interests among top editors, which affected the smooth running of the business. Matters got to a head recently when 10 management staff petitioned the board accusing Mr. James, the managing editor, of alleged mismanagement and high-handedness. The opposition to Mr. James was led by former editor, Mr. Ikechukwu, who has had a long running battle with the managing editor over his handling of the affairs of the company. Insiders said Mr. Ikechukwu rallied other management staff against Mr. James after the managing editor got approval from the board to drop the title editors and appoint them General Editors. The management of the company then became polarised along those in support of Mr. James and those rooting for Mr. Ikechukwu.

The management crisis soon resulted in the newsroom  being factionalized, sharply along divided loyalty lines among the top editors, a situation that left the board of the company confused.

The board, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, briefed Mr. Ibori on the situation at the company. The former governor responded by asking the board to fire the feuding management staff and editors.

Since Mr. Ibori's exit from government, and his later travails in the hands of the UK Metropolitan Police over money laundering charges, which resulted in his imprisonment, Daily Independent has been struggling. Apart from the massive resignation of workers to other media houses, the company is having difficulties meeting its obligations, particularly as they concerned salary payments and other entitlements.

When contacted, Mr. James, the ousted managing editor, and Mr. Iwere, the interim coordinator of the company, said in separate interviews that they were not willing to discuss the situation in the company on the pages of newspapers.

Culled from Premium Times.

Uti Nwachukwu writes long "end of year" message + shows off his biceps.

Uti is the king of long write-ups and indirect jabs. Just read what posted to mark the end of 2013 below:

And this is how I came out of 2013! Physically stronger! Mentally Wiser, emotionally stable and Spiritually More Mature! Yes at 31 years Old I can finally say, I have become a man! God was too kind merciful and gracious to me! What a Fantastic year! Everything happens for a reason! Boy o boy do I literally know the meaning of that saying! Yep cut out all the drama and people that hold u back, leech you and cause you hurt and regret. Focus on God and HIS numerous blessings in your life! Wuhuu!!The divine promotion this year was breathtaking! Thank you Lord for such awesome jaw dropping blessed year. I know for sure 2014 will be a year of amazing Divine overflow of blessings and favour that would be hard to express in words! Only in spirit! And that's my prayer for all of you that Love God, Love me and keep an open mind! In Jesus name. Amen!! It has been concluded! Sit down and watch God work overflowing signs&wonders! Watch this space! Whoooooop!!!!! Ehen btw, b4 I forget. Shd I keep this size? Or go back to my lekpa? Hehehe. #fit #muscle #victorious #strong #wise #2013 #2014 #newyear #guns #workout #promotion #progress #love #live #happines #peace #joy #blessings #overflow #forward #global #up #blessed #nigeria.

Jackie Appiah and Yvonne Nelson at the Ghana Movie Awards yesterday.

Ghanaian hotties!

Sasha P shows of ample of legs in very short dress.

Nigerian female rapper, Sasha P has lost a lot of weight and she has been using every opportunity to draw our attention to her lovely new body.

Nice legs.

Yvonne Nelson rocks halter neck jumpsuit to the Ghana Movie Awards.

Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson wore this black and metallic halter neck jumpsuit outfit to the Ghana Movie Awards yesterday.

Gorgeous or not?

Good bye 2013....hello 2014! Share your new year resolutions.

Just before 2013 is over, I want to say "Thank you" for making 2013 a beautiful year for me. I am grateful to everyone that has contributed in making 2013 an unforgettable year in my life.

My special love and appreciation goes to my loving and supportive husband, he allows me to blog even when I end up burning his dinner in the process sometimes! Loooool.

Plenty of thanks to my kids for fighting over who plays what game with my blogging devices, forcing me to resort to using my phone most of the time. Bahira and Mukhtar, I love you to death my little munchkins!

Please share your unforgettable 2013 moments with us. Do you have new year resolutions for 2014? Let's hear it.

Feliz ano nuevo por adelantado mi pueblo.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Jason Derulo buys brand new BMW for girlfriend, Jordin Sparks.

What better present can a girl receive Christmas??? Singer, Jason Derulo surprised his boo, Jordin Sparks with a brand new BMW for Christmas.

The excited 24 years old Jordin took to Instagram to share the good news. See her post;

"I still can't believe it! He surprised me on Christmas but I wanted to make sure I wasn't dreaming before I posted it! ha! Thank you so much @jasonderulo! I love you baby! Omg omg omg.

Awwwww! See love o

Checkout Comedian, Julius Agwu's oversized shoes! Hehehehe.

The whole of Julius's tiny frame can fit into these shoes of life! Loool.

Checkout the P-square twins in islamic wear.

Peter and Paul Okoye are looking lovely in islamic male Kaftans also known as Jellabiya.

OJB talks about D'banj and other celebs that turned his donation into a circus!

In a revealing interview with Inspiration fm, ace music producer OJB talks about his disappointment with D'banj and how donating money for his kidney transplant became a competition and publicity stunt among celebrities. Read below
"The most disappointing one for me is D'banj because he passed through my hands, he was trained under my tutelage. That is offensive. I don't care if you're with Kanye West, you can't forget your root. I won't call anybody else's name but I will call his because it hurts. His own hurts very deep. And he never tried to reach out to me. It's not like we parted on fighting terms.  He told me he had to go to London and he went. And when he came back it was Don Jazzy, and I said OK, that's fine. And what he did worked and I'm very proud of him, the love I had for him, that's why it hurts more. He should have come out to say no, I don't know why you people are saying all this, I didn't give OJB N7million, maybe a part of him felt embarrassed because at the end of the day, really, are you not supposed to do something?"
He continues to say more....
"When P-Square gave me N5million cheque, everybody started treating it as a competition. They were like, they brought N5m, I want to show that I can do more, or equal it. So they will come to my house, some will drop N2m, N1m, you say thank you, they take pictures and go away. Then you drop the cheque in your account and you see that almost N4/5million is being returned back to you that it didn't clear. You call them and tell them and they tell you they are coming but they haven't picked the cheques till now.
"The shocking ones are not even the bounced cheques. It's the ones that when they are coming to meet you in the house to give you money, they come with a whole camera crew. Then they will say I'm donating one million naira to you and the cameras start recording and maybe the guy's tape stops, and he says let's take that again (Laughs).
"There were people in my dialysis that I gave N100k each to pay for their dialysis, we didn't publicise it, we didn't take photos with them, because I felt that was unnecessary.".

OJB, just thank God for your life and keep silent abeg.

Formula 1 legend, Michael schumacher in critical condition after Skiing accident!

Seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher is in critical condition after skiing accident. The 44-year-old German suffered a "serious brain trauma which required an immediate neurosurgical operation," according to the hospital treating Schumacher in the French city of Grenoble.

Schumacher was wearing a helmet when he reportedly hit his head on a rock while skiing in the French Alps.

He was airlifted off the mountain following the accident in the resort of Meribel, in the popular Three Valleys area.

The sports star was skiing with his 14-year-old son and some friends when the accident occurred.

He is currently in a medically induced coma after undergoing brain surgery.

Annie Idibia shares photo of customised baby present she received.

Heavily pregnant Annie Idibia is due to give birth anytime soon and the baby presents are rolling in. She shared a photo of this very cute baby suit she received from a lady she has never met.

Too cute.

Professor Wole Soyinka losses second daughter!

The second daughter of Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, Ms. Iyetade Soyinka has died at the age of 48. She reportedly died at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital after a brief illness.

She is survived by two children and her parents. Ms. Soyinka was formerly Mrs. Apampa.

May her soul rest in peace.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Pope Francis makes controversial statement about religions in the world......Catholics are stunned!

The Time Magazine's 2013 Person of the Year, Pope Francis has made a very controversial statement. In a letter written by Pope Francis to the founder of La Republica newspaper, Eugenio Scalfari  he stated  that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they followed their conscience. Read his words below:

"All religions are true, because they are true in the hearts of all those who believe in them. What other kind of truth is there? In the past, the church has been harsh on those it deemed morally wrong or sinful. Today, we no longer judge. Like a loving father, we never condemn our children. Our church is big enough for heterosexuals and homosexuals, for the pro-life and the pro-choice! For conservatives and liberals, even communists are welcome and have joined us. We all love and worship the same God......

 "God is changing and evolving as we are, For God lives in us and in our hearts. When we spread love and kindness in the world, we touch our own divinity and recognize it. The Bible is a beautiful holy book, but like all great and ancient works, some passages are outdated. Some even call for intolerance or judgement. The time has come to see these verses as later interpolations, contrary to the message of love and truth, which otherwise radiates through scripture. In accordance with our new understanding, we will begin to ordain women as cardinals, bishops and priests. In the future, it is my hope that we will have a woman pope one day. Let no door be closed to women that is open to men!"

 "because Muslims, Hindus and African Animists are also made in the very likeness and image of God, to hate them is to hate God! To reject them to is to reject God and the Gospel of Christ. Whether we worship at a church, a synagogue, a mosque or a mandir, it does not matter. Whether we call God, Jesus, Adonai, Allah or Krishna, we all worship the same God of love. This truth is self-evident to all who have love and humility in their hearts!"

Actor Joseph Benjamin shares photo of he and his kids.

Nollywood actor Joseph Benjamin separated from his wife late in 2012.  His two adorable kids are 11(the girl) and 8 (the boy) years old respectively.

Lovely kids.

Actress Mercy Johnson put smiles on the faces of 5000 widows in Uromi.

Actress Mercy Johnson put smiles on the faces of 5,000 widows in her husband's village Uromi, Edo state on Monday Dec 23, 2013.

Here is a statement released by her foundation, Mercy Johnson Okojie’s Foundation;

"Mercy Johnson foundation put smiles on the widows and the people of Uromi's faces days before christmas by giving each and every one of the 5000 widows a bag of rice, 6 yards of super print, a bag of salt, groundnut oil, tin tomatoes and maggi cubes."

Very commendable effort.

Cossy Orjiakor covers up in traditional attire!

So Cossy can actually cover up her boobies? Nice! By the way, this is her first time in a traditional outfit.....according to her.

Chika Ike also gets Chieftaincy title in Enugu state.

Actress Chika Ike also got conferred with an honorary Chieftaincy title from the same Kingdom that conferred a title on actress Oge Okoye. She is now the Akwa Ugo 1 of Amoli Kingdom in Enugu State.

Congrats to her. More photos below: