Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Rihanna's reality TV show canceled

Who says having a reality Tv show was an easy one even when you have the fame and money, oh well,think again! As the very famous and rich celebrity star Rihanna had her show cancelled based on low rating (below 79,000)and the production was horrendous.

Despite the fact that she had big names on the show,the likes of Cheryl Cole, Kanye West and Katy Perry to guest star.

The show ‘Sky Living Show Styled To Rock’, where wannabe designers battled it out to make a festival outfit for their idol . She was the star and executive producer.
                                                        The wannabe designers

Akwa Ibom State Deputy Gov resigns

Mr.Nsima Ekere resigned today from the office,according to report he resigned on personal grounds.He had served for 17months.

Agbani Darego looks gorgeous!

Agbani Darego, Chris Attoh cover Nov issue of Complete Fashion

Fashola Presents 2013 Budget to the LSHA

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola on Wednesday presented the 2013 budget estimates of N497.277 billion to the State House of Assembly for approval.

The proposed budget is a 1.08 percent increase of the Y2012 revised budget of N495billion and comprises N228.913 billion recurrent expenditure and N268.364 billion capital expenditure. The capital to recurrent ratio of the budget is 54:46 as against the 53:47 in 2012.

The deficit financing requirement proposed in the budget is N40.537bn which is 0.3% of the State’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) compared to 1.19% in Y2012. Capital Receipts for the Year 2013 Budget is put at N22.912bn and is made up of: Grants, N3.000bn; Investment Income, N0.332bn and Other Capital Receipts, N19.580bn.

The capital expenditure of N268.364bn consists of: Core Capital, N237.209bn; Capital Development (Dedicated), N19.580bn; Grants, N3.000bn; Counterpart Funding, N2.500bn, Special Expenditure 5.000bn, Risk Retention Fund, N0.075bn and Contingency Reserve of N1.000bn.

The sectoral allocation of the Budget in size and percentage are: General Public Service, N114.076bn (22.94%); Public Order and Safety, N18.799bn (3.78%); Economic Affairs, N156.273bn (31.43%); Environmental Protection, N44.131 (8.87%); Housing and Community Amenities, N46.149bn (9.28%); Health, N42.498bn (8.55%); Recreation, Culture and Religion, N5.749bn (1.16%); Education,N64.343bn (12.94%), Social Protection, N3.259bn (0.66%) and Contingency, N2.000bn(0.44%) Presenting the budget at the Hallow Chambers of the new House of Assembly Complex, Governor Fashola He stressed that all hands must be on deck to ensure that the proposed bill when approve is implemented to impact meaningfully in the lives of citizens.

New power Minister ,Orubebe-President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Godswill Orubebe as the new Power Minister. Reuben Abati, the president’s spokesman said this on Wednesday.
Mr Orubebe was the former minister of the Niger Delta ministry. The president also made a minor change to his cabinet.

The president swapped the Minister of State for Power, Gauis Dickson, with the Minister of State for Niger Delta, Zainab Kuchi. The change takes effect from next week, Abati, the president’s spokesman said. The president is yet to give reasons for the reshuffle.

Sahara reporters

Ocean surge may hit Lagos in 7 days- HURRICANE SANDY

According to Vanguard. Following the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, currently ravaging some parts of the United States of America, the Lagos State Government, yesterday alerted residents of a possible ripple effect of the hurricane such as ocean surge on the state’s coastal areas within the next seven days.

The alert was given by the state Commissioner for Waterfront and Infrastructure Development, Prince Segun Oniru; Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba as well as Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Mr. Taofeek Folami, at a joint media briefing in Alausa, Ikeja.

It would be recalled that an Ocean surge occurred on August 17 at Kuramo Beach, Victoria Island and claimed 15 lives. However, a professor of climatology at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Professor RNC Anyadike, countered that Nigeria could not suffer any ripple effect from the hurricane. Asked if Lagos could suffer ripple effects from Hurricane Sandy, Anyadike said: “It is not possible.

We don’t have hurricanes in West Africa. “Meanwhile, Hurricane Sandy has already hit land, it will soon dissipate. What kind of ripple effect are they talking about? Do you know how far we are from New York? “The only thing we are likely to experience is heavy rainfall occasioned by climate change not hurricane.” Oniru attributed the likely ripple effect of the Hurricane to the location of Lagos, lying parallel to the South America region.

His words: “We want to let Lagosians know what is going on, and what to expect, it is not to create panic, they should be careful around the ocean and lagoon. In the last five to six days, around the Caribbean, from Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and Hurricane Sandy has hit the east coast of America. “Normally, when such happens, and the magnitude of it hits that part of the world, we always have a ripple effect in Lagos and around the West Coast.

 Also speaking, Ibirogba urged residents to be vigilant, assuring that the state government’s emergency response squad was on alert to manage any likely surge caused by the Hurricane.

Special Adviser on Environment, Folami however, warned residents to refrain from dumping refuse in drainages and canals.

Serena and Venus Williams arrived in Lagos yesterday

Serena and Venus Williams are in Lagos as part of the Nigerian leg of a planned tour of two African countries, namely Nigeria and South Africa.
They are here on the platform of Breaking The Mould (BTM) campaign, a women's empowerment programme put together by Octagon and its West Africa affiliate, Connect Marketing Services Ltd.

They will participate in  supporting initiatives such as a tennis clinic, school visit, exhibition match.Therw will also be a gala dinner,through these initiatives, they will be motivating, inspiring and mentoring diverse audiences in particular women and the youth.

Serena and Venus Williams are considered fit as “Mould Breakers” as the story of their lives exemplifies how determination, passion, hard work and self-belief can turn dreams into reality, despite obstacles.

Breaking News: Oyo state Gov's wife arrested in UK

Governor Ajimobi Sues PM News for N1bn over the story captioned "Florence Ajimobi arrested in UK over Money laundering where she was caught with £400,000 in London. The story was peddled by an "online media NewsLeak".

The Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has sued the Independent Communications Network Limited, publishers of PM News for the sum of N1 billion.

This was disclosed in a release issued by Festus Adedayo, the governor's Special Adviser on Media.

The evening newspaper had on Tuesday published a piece entitled 'Anxiety over Florence Ajimobi's alleged arrest in UK' wherein it published a story purportedly written by an online agency named Newsleak which alleged that the wife of the governor had been arrested in London for money laundering.

According to the release, the government of Oyo State had the responsibility to ensure that the media does not become an instrument in the hands of blackmailers for such acts. "We want to state unequivocally that this report is not only wicked, it is the figment of the imagination of the writers. Mrs. Ajimobi was never arrested for any offence whatsoever. Even though our investigations have shown that this is the work of some arrowheads of the opposition, it was done in such an amateurish way that beats the imagination of any responsible reader," the release said. The government said that though it had a lot of respect for the media, there was the need to drag the runners of these media to court to explain the details of their reports to the rest of the world.

 The government decried what it called dirty politicking by the opposition in the state who use the media for the propagation of their falsehood, stating that the courts would be able to compel those behind this wicked lie to provide details of the veracity or otherwise of their claims on the governor's wife. "News Release".

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

This woman was born as a male, frustrated being a woman now he wants to be a man again

Ria Cooper became Britain’s youngest sex change patient last year at the age of 17 but today admits that living as a woman has made her miserable that she has tried to commit suicide twice.
Ria hopes that becoming a man again will help fix her broken relationship with her family
This is what she said ‘The hormones have made me feel up and down. One minute I feel moody and the next minute I feel really happy.’

Adokiye Kyrian take shots for Raunchy & Luscious Magazine

Adokiye Kyrian Yvonne we all know as  Adokiye take shots for  Raunchy & Luscious Magazine. $200,000  was paid to her,including a G Wagon Mercedes Benz car tabloid in New York

Beyonce rocks Obama's pair of earring

Obama’s  earring which cost $32 a set in support of his campaign.
BAMA: Beyonce shows her support for Barrack Obama by wearing tribute earrings with is name on it
There’s  been a mad rush for it from her fans.

#Hurrican Sandy - photos

Horrific disaster, which happened last night: three feet of heavy snow like concrete, storm surge 14 feet high, buildings on fire, transport in chaos. Mass transit system, schools, stock exchange, all shut down as Super Storm Sandy wrecks havoc in District of Columbia, Maryland, NewYork, Philadelphia and Virgina in United State of America.                                                                                                               

Kardashians ‘s beauty brands is allegedly threatened to be sued

Chroma Makeup Studio is threatening to sue the Kardashians over the name of their forthcoming cosmetics line Khroma
A statement on the company website reads: 'We believe that the Kardashians’ actions are damaging our business.
'Chroma Makeup Studio, which has a long-standing reputation for high quality colour line cosmetics and services, is NOT endorsing low budget cosmetic products that will be sold in mass retail outlets.'

Below is the company wanting to sue

A man divorces his wife for giving birth to an ugly daughter

Mr.Feng won the case when he filed for a divorce earlier this year when he found out that their daughter was ugly and did not look like any of them(couple) after she was born.

Apparently,the wife had under gone on plastic surgery before she got married to him.
He filed for divorce saying his wife had deceived him and convinced him to marry her under false pretenses.The judge agreed with him awarding him £75,000 for damages
                                                      Before the plastic surgery

After the plastic surgery

3rd Mainland Bridge reopens today

Finally, the Federal Government will today (Tuesday) reopen the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, one week ahead of the scheduled delivery date of November 6, 2012.

The government had partially closed the bridge on July 7 to enable the contractor, Messrs Boroni Prono and Company Limited, to replace eight expansion joints on the bridge for a contract sum of N1bn

Bidders for Nigeria’s power firms unveiled

Atedo Peterside, Chairman Technical Committee NCP, listed successful bidders of the 11 power generation companies to include  Amperion Power Distribution Company Limited with a bid of USD$132,000,000 as the preferred bidder for the core investor sale of 51 per cent shares of Geregu Power Plc;  Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited which offered an annual fee of USD$50,760,665.18 and a commencement fee of USD$257,000,000 as the preferred bidder for the concession of Kainji Hydro Power Plc.

 Shiroro Hydro Power Plc, went to North-South Power Ltd which offered an annual fee of USD$23,602,484.87 and a commencement fee of USD$111,654,534 as the preferred bidder. 
NCP also approved Transcorp/Woodrock/Sumbion/Medea/PSL/ Thomassen with a bid of USD$300,000,000 as the preferred bidder for the core investor sale of 100 per cent shares of Ughelli Power Plc and Amperion Power Distribution Company Limited with a bid of USD$252,000,000 is the reserve bidder for the core investor sale of 100 per cent shares of Ughelli Power Plc. 

The other successful investors announced for the generation companies include CMEC/EURAFRIC Energy JV Consortium with a bid of USD$201,000,000 as the preferred bidder for the core investor sale of 100 per cent shares of Sapele Power Plc; JBN-NESTOIL Power Services Ltd with a bid of USD$106,500,000 as the reserve bidder for the core investor sale of 100 per cent shares of Sapele Power Plc; and Amperion as the preferred bidder for Geregu Power Plc.

Also approved by NCP was Feniks Electricity Limited as the reserve bidder for Ughelli Power Plc subject to their bid being revised to match the reserve price. For the distribution companies in which 60 per cent sales was approved, NCP approved preferred and reserve bidders as follows: Abuja Distribution Company: KANN Consortium Utility Company Ltd as preferred bidder; Benin Distribution Company: Vigeo Power Consortium as the preferred bidder; Eko Distribution Company: West Power & Gas as the preferred bidder; Honeywell was approved as the reserve bidder; Enugu Distribution Company: Interstate Electrics Ltd as the preferred bidder; Eastern Electric Nigeria Ltd was approved as the reserve bidder; Ibadan Distribution Company: Integrated Energy Distribution & Marketing Ltd as the preferred bidder; NEDC/KEPCO was approved as the reserve bidder; Ikeja Distribution Company: New Electricity Distribution Company (NEDC)/KEPCO as the preferred bidder; Vigeo Power Consortium was approved as the reserve bidder; Jos Distribution Company: Aura Energy Ltd as the preferred bidder Kano Distribution Company: Sahelian Power SPV Ltd as the preferred bidder; Port Harcourt Distribution Company: 4Power Consortium as the preferred bidder; Yola Distribution Company: Integrated Energy Distribution & Marketing Ltd as the preferred bidder. “After the approval of the results of the financial bids by Council, the highest ranked bidder for each Generation or Distribution Company will be required to post an additional bid security (“Preferred Bidder’s Bank Guarantee”) in the form of a Letter of Credit or Bank Guarantee for fifteen percent (15 per cent) of the transaction value within fifteen (15) business days of notification from the Bureau of Public Enterprises.

The Preferred Bidder’s Bank Guarantee shall be from a Standard & Poor (S&P) or Moody & Fitch “A” rated foreign bank with a correspondent bank in Nigeria or a Nigerian bank rated “A” by a Rating Agency approved by SEC and be valid through twenty-one (21), calendar days after the stipulated proposal validity period or any extended proposal validity period”, Peterside said while briefing journalists at the end of the NCP meeting presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo. “The designated Preferred Bidder will be invited for negotiations with BPE. Within fifteen (15) Business Days after signing of the Sale and Purchase Agreement, the Shareholders’ Agreement or the Performance Agreement ‘whichever is earlier, or at a mutually agreed earlier time, the Bidder shall make a down payment of twenty-five percent (25%) of the share purchase price. ”Within six (6) months after signing of the Sale and Purchase Agreement or the Shareholders’ Agreement, whichever is earlier or mutually agreed upon time, the Bidder will be required to pay the outstanding seventy five per cent (75%) of the share purchase price to complete the transaction. ”Upon receipt of payment, the Preferred Bidder’s Bank Guarantee will be returned to the bidder within a maximum of four (4) weeks”.

The companies will be handed over to the successful bidders after the completion of payment and the handover of the successor company will conclude the transactions

Monday, 29 October 2012

Five storey building in Lagos was razed by fire, destroying property worth millions of naira

The five-storey building, known as UBA Plaza, on Bread Fruit Street because the building houses a branch of the bank  on its third floor started burning around 5:00pm according to those present at the scene.This happened on Saturday 27 Oct.

A senior official with the Lagos State Fire Service in charge of rescue operation, said the arrangements products inside the warehouses was too compact for water to get through which gave rise to the unsuccessful penetration of water into the core part where the fire started from.

The official said the banking hall on the third floor might have remained intact, as well as many offices on the second floor.

Jim Iyke gets a deal worth $1.5million own reality show

The show, which is titled 'Jim Iyke Unscripted' is a joint production of Africa Magic and Oh Africa TV and it will be aired for one year across both networks and their affiliates; which covers almost the entire continent and syndicated around the globe.

Some shots for the show has already been shot for the opening episodes which should hit the screens in some weeks time. The TV show will x-ray the life of Jim Iyke and make the public have an understanding of who the actor truly is.

Beside  him is his Jamaican girlfriend, Ketura Hamilton at the second annual Lasio Fundraiser bash which took place on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the beautiful and historic Carriage House Center, New York City.

44 yr old Mum of two Breastfeeds Her Dog

                                       Are you guys seeing what i'm seeing?

Lara George gives birth to baby girl


                                          She had her baby girl in the US yesterday.

Question of the day:At least 10 dead& about 145 wounded in Kaduna church bombing, attacks. Do you think Christians may be forced to retaliate?

A suicide attacker drove a car bomb into a church on Sunday, sparking fierce reprisals that saw a Christian mob burn a man alive in day of a bloody of violence that left at least 10 people dead and 145 wounded.
Christian youths took to the streets of the northern city of Kaduna with machetes and sticks after the blast, targeting those they believed to be Muslims as anger again boiled over due to repeated church bombings in recent months.
Attackers beat a motorcycle taxi driver near the church, and then put his bike on top of him before dousing him with petrol and setting him on fire, an AFP correspondent who saw the violence said. Two other bloodied bodies apparently killed by the mob were seen near the church.

A rescue official on condition of anonymity also spoke of the man being burnt and said rescuers could not save him because the mob was too violent.
The mob also attacked an ambulance in the ensuing violence, but there was no indication that rescuers were wounded.
“So far we have eight dead and 145 injured from the church blast,” Musa Ilallah, regional coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency, told AFP, noting that his death toll included the suspected bomber.

The attacker rammed what residents said was an SUV into St. Rita church, shaking the Malali neighbourhood of Kaduna, a city that has suffered a wave of deadly violence blamed on Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

“All of a sudden it drove on high speed and rammed into the church wall, forcing its way into the church premises,” said witness Samuel Emmanuel. “Initially I thought the driver had lost control of the vehicle. Suddenly there was a huge explosion as the car reached the church building. It was dust, fire and smoke all over.” A spokesman for Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency confirmed the bomb attack and said rescuers had been rushed to the scene.

“A number of casualties evacuated to hospitals,” said Yushau Shuaib. The incident was suspected to be triggered by a suicide bomber in a car.” An AFP correspondent said mobs were yelling “why the church?” and some were carrying weapons, including machetes. Local elders were seeking to restore calm. Residents had earlier spoken of clashes having broken out between Christian and Muslim residents. The attack came after Friday’s Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, but it was not clear if there was any link. In June, Boko Haram claimed responsibility for three suicide attacks on churches in Kaduna state, where the city of Kaduna is located, which led to deadly rioting.

Dozens of people were killed in the violence. Boko Haram’s insurgency in northern and central Nigeria has led to more than 2,800 deaths since 2009. While Muslims have often been its victims, it has in recent months also specifically targeted churches. President Goodluck Jonathan has said the group is seeking to incite a religious crisis in Africa’s most populous nation and largest oil producer, roughly divided between a mainly Muslim north and predominately Christian south. Kaduna is a large mainly Muslim city in Nigeria’s north and includes a sizeable Christian population.

Nigerians have grown increasingly frustrated with security forces’ inability to stop Boko Haram attacks, and there have been warnings of more reprisals if the violence continued.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Suicide bomber hit Catholic Church in Kaduna

Several people have been killed or injured in an explosion during mass at a Catholic church in northern Nigeria, officials say.

The attack happened in Kaduna, scene of many sectarian attacks.

The blast was caused by at least one vehicle being driven towards the church loaded with explosives, witnesses said.

No-one has claimed responsibility, but Islamist group Boko Haram has been involved in several recent attacks in the area.

The attack happened in the Malali neighbourhood of the city about 8:45am National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Yushua Shuaib told AP news agency initial reports suggested the attack was by a suicide bomber.

The church was surrounded by soldiers and police after the blast, and ambulances took the injured to hospital.

Shine Begho covers Dynamix magazine

                                                        You go girl!

Kim Kardashian in a green fishtail skirt and a shell bra.

She hit a Halloween at Midori party in New York on Saturday with her beau. She also poised with one of her best friends Lala