Month: July 2014

Ondo State is the largest baby producer In West Africa – Dr Olusegun Mimiko

Wow! Not even Lagos or Ibadan? According to the incumbent Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, the state has been identified has the largest baby producer in West Africa. 20 babies are produced per day under the Mother and Child initiative of the first lady of the state. And the state has recorded safe deliveries of 7,600 pregnancies in just a year. (7,600? That’s a serious stat) Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko revealed this during a monthly vigil organized by his government for citizens of the state. He added that only 15 fatal cases had been recorded so far. And while the Mother and Child pet project recorded 7,600 safe births in 2003 alone, the largest health institution in Nigeria had only 2,500...

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‘I would have been disappointed to see Luis Suarez go to Arsenal’- Steven Gerrard.

Steven Gerrard just made more enemies in Arsenal fans. The Liverpool captain reportedly told embattled Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez that he was pleased with his decision to join Barcelona adding that an Arsenal move wouldn’t have been too good. “His dream from the first day he came was to play for Real Madrid or Barcelona. Last summer when he was out in the cold and training on his own that’s the conversation I had with him. I said: ‘Don’t go to Arsenal. I would have been really sad and disappointed to see Luis go to Arsenal. With all due respect to them, I said to him that he was too good for Arsenal. I said if you score 30 goals for us and win the PFA player of the year, the press player of the year – I knew he was going to win them – I told him Real or Barcelona will come for you.” He continued, “I’m disappointed to see him leave now but I am happy for him that’s he has got what he wants and deserves. Since day one he has been phenomenal in training every day and in the games. I think he got the wrong advice last year from people around him, from people saying he needed to play in the Champions League and it did not matter who it was for. “I...

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Ice Prince ventures into sunglasses business. (Photos)

Seems award-winning Nigerian rapper, Ice Prince Zamani’s fashion fetish is sunglasses. He’s so much in love with them. It therefore comes as no surprise that he’s ventured into sunglasses business. His brand, ‘Superfly by Ice Prince’ are of two designs; The Cat woman and Classic. And they’ll be launched...

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Is Stella Damasus now married to Daniel Ademinokan? (Photos)

Even though both parties have not made any official announcement (seems we’ll wait endlessly for that), looking at the rings on actress, Stella Damasus’ finger, it is not unlikely that the two ‘friends’ have formalised their union. Daniel Ademinokan, prolific director and estranged husband of actress Doris Simeon who recently added a year to his age was treated to a low-key birthday party by the mother-of-two. Stella shared the photos on her instagram...

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Stephen Keshi to be paid N7million per month

If the report in Vanguard newspaper is anything to go by, then Super Eagles manager, Stephen Keshi will get a new mouth-watering deal. According to them, the Nigeria Football Federation will pay coach Stephen Keshi seven million Naira a month (over $44,000). This is coming few days after the 52 year-old expressed his interest to continue as head coach. “We have had meetings with Keshi and the good news is that he is willing to continue as coach of the Super Eagles, He is only concerned that most of the fringe benefits in his contract were not provided and demands better treatment from the Federation. I think the first step was a success and we will build on it because the (2015 Africa Cup of Nations) qualifiers are not far away.” A top official...

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President Goodluck Jonathan launches new 64-page e-passport

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan today July 30, 2014 launched a new 64-page e-passport in Abuja for frequent travellers and business persons. The 64 page e-passport will cost N20,000 and it takes effect from August 1, 2015. Speaking at the launch of the travelling document which took place at the council chambers of the Presidential Villa, the President stated that “What affects every traveller is how efficient and committed our immigration officers work at our airports. Visitors that come into the country have different impressions about our immigration officers, so they must improve; they are the image of this country. How they handle visitors matters so much, if they conduct themselves poorly, it reflects on all of us.” He continued, “The issue of the image of the country is what we will all work for, both people in government, the media and civil society and I always say that when people continue to paint their country with all kinds of colours, that is the way they will associate those colours with your green passport. I want a situation that whenever you travel to another country and you raise your green passport, people will appreciate you and not when you raise your green passport, people will begin to think that that green passport signify some suspicious character. “We are not helping ourselves when we paint ourselves the colours that we are...

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Cristiano Ronaldo unveils latest project; the CR7 footwear. (Photos)

FIFA world best player, Cristiano Ronaldo has unveiled his latest project; a range of CR7 footwear. The shoes which were revealed on the Real Madrid ace’s facebook page would be made in his country, Portugal and would be available by February 2015. The loafer is based on the 29 year-old’s identity, image and behaviour, and aimed at people with a ‘relaxed and casual lifestyle’. The footwear will include embossed Cristiano Ronaldo logos on leather and CR7 printed on the rubber soles. Credit:...

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Ebola Virus: Jim Iyke flees Liberia (Photo)

Dark-skinned actor, Jim Iyke who was in Liberia has spoken to his heels following reports of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The Nollywood bad boy who flew into Monrovia, Liberia for business, left a few hours ago. He was spotted wearing a mask at the VIP lounge of Monrovia airport. (LoL! Ebola is really no respecter of persons) He wrote on his instagram page, “Monrovia, unfinished biz (business); Leavin(g) tonite(tonight). Nt (Not) ashamed to admit. Tis ish(issue) scares the Jesus outta me. #Ebola!!!!.m”   LoL! Jim Iyke, A se oo tie...

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10 things that make you a perfect wife-material

Here are the 10 tips you must know towards being a “Wife-Material” (from a guys point of view). These are the key pointers on how best to become a WIFE to your about-to-propose boyfriend. Deep down as a woman, you”ll know if you are a “chord, lace, Guinea, or tissue paper” material, 5,2,1,20 or 100 yards (1.) TALK LESS:- Most ladies are chatter boxes and it could be fun at first, but you just have to have those senses to know when your man needs a break! Most ladies would even try to keep you awake just because she hasn’t arrived at the apex of the very long story. As a lady, keep your spouse in suspense by cutting the most intriguing part of the story, your spouse will wake up earlier than usual, just to hear the concluding part. (2.) OLIVER TWIST:- It is good for men to spend heavily on their women, I am a strong supporter of showing your wealth through the appearance of your woman But must you nag him out just because caroline’s husband bought her a Range-Rover? NO! One funny thing is; Men reward naturally and whatever your man gives you is either how best he values you or how best he can afford it. Simple! Although some guys are stingier than others but trust me, it is in your place to do...

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Vivace Records presents, ‘Stay With Me’- African Cover By Oyinkansade&Immaculate

The much anticipated cover by recently signed artistes to VIVACE records is finally available for download. STAY WITH ME, originally recorded by Sam Smith has both Immaculate and Oyinkansade passionately express their talent in this love song. The collaboration is awesome as all sounds plus all vocals were reproduced. Meaning nothing was sampled or lifted from the original. You can trust the production skills of super music producer Tee Y Mix on this. YOUTUBE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_LUv9NdQX8 MP3 LINK:...

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Official Wedding Photos of Yemisi and Yomi Winners of My Big Nigerian Wedding Season 1 Contest

You saw their gorgeous traditional wedding photos. Here are the Fun & Glam Photos from their white wedding ceremony! It began like a dream, a fairy tale, but today, WED Expo’s unique wedding contest – My Big Nigerian Wedding has made the dream of one lucky couple come true just like they promised! On Thursday 17th and Friday 18th July, Yemisi and Yomi, the lucky winners of Season 1 of My Big Nigerian Wedding exchanged their vows in style at their traditional and white wedding ceremonies. They were nothing short of fun, glam, excitement, colour and class all the way. Yemisi and Yomi entered for this contest along with over 700 couples and after a rigorous round of voting and a grand finale, they emerged winners of the competition carting away a N15Million wedding and a honeymoon at the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab in Dubai. With the buzz this wedding has created, there is no doubt that even more couples should be gearing up to enter for Season 2. And this time around, two lucky couples would win this – one in Lagos and one in Abuja! Entries for the competition would be at WED Expo this October from October 10th to 12th at Tafa Balewa Square, Lagos Island while Abuja entries would be at WED Expo Abuja from October 17th to 19th at M&M Event...

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Nigerian weightlifting gold medalist, Chika Amalaha suspended after failing doping test

Less than a week after she won gold in the women’s 53kg category of the Commonwealth Games, Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the competition Commonwealth Games after testing positive in a doping test. Amalaha ‘s ‘A’ sample which she provided on July 25 revealed traces of diuretics and masking agents. She will however have a ‘B’ sample tested at a laboratory in London on July 30. Mike Hooper, Commonwealth Games Federation Chief Executive revealed “We have issued a formal notice of disclosure to an athlete following an adverse analytical finding as a consequence of an in-competition test. That athlete is Nigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha who was tested on July 25th. That athlete has now been suspended from the Commonwealth Games in...

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Blessing Okagbare shines again, wins Gold For Nigeria In Women’s 100m At Common Wealth Games

All she does is win! Just as she did in other competitions, Blessing Okagbare has dominated again. The Queen of tracks ran her way into history yesterday July 28th, 2014at the Commonwealth games in Glasgow, Scotland. The 25 year-old athlete won gold medal in the women’s 100meters race at the ongoing competition. She cruised past Jamaicans Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart, who finished second and third in 11.03secs and 11.07secs, in the last 50m. Blessing has become the second Nigerian to win the coveted title after Mary Onyali, who won in 1994.  Speaking on her victory, Blessing said “I am so excited right now! A new season’s best and win. I’m happy I was able to put on a show. I executed it and stayed patient like my coach said I should and after 70 metres it just felt easy! I still have the 200m and the long jump and I’m looking forward to both of those events...

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Very Sad! Former FCT Minister, Nasiru El-Rufai loses son in car crash.

This is very tragic! Former FCT Minister, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai has lost another child; the second in 3 years. His son, Hamza El-Rufai died this morning in a fatal accident in Abuja. The ex public servant broke the news on his facebook page at about 8:00 am this morning. “From Allah we came and to Him we shall return. Please join our family in praying for the repose of the soul of my son Hamza El-Rufai who died this morning in a motor accident in Abuja.” Three years ago one of his daughters Yasmine El-rufai was found dead in her London apartment. May their souls find repose and may God give him and his family fortitude to bear this loss....

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Filmmaker, Charles Novia lists 10 things wrong with Dorobucci video. Don Jazzy reacts

Seasoned filmmaker/actor, Charles Novia recently aired his opinion about the newly-released Dorobucci video. He listed 10 things wrong with it. According to him, it’s a “Great song, hit song. But the video wasn’t all that IMO.” Below are his tweets: (1) Cinematography was cool. Concept was skewed. Video only sizzled at the beginning when Don Jazzy had his bit. The Head Honcho. However… (2) Because it’s an ensemble song, to shoot an ensemble video requires more than what was given. The dysfunction started from the locale (3) A song composed and hitting all nooks in Nigeria gets its video shot in South Africa. The organic steam of the track got lost in the vid (4) The vid lacked the energy and originality of a Nigerian earthy dance visual. The SA dancers were just glib. That beat is unique to Naija (5) There was a lack of charisma too in the ensemble segments. Only IDJA and Tiwa had screen presence. Others looked overwhelmed. (6) Then, like that same house in Enugu they shoot those Osuofia movies over n over, the house in the Doro vid did look like the one P2 used? (7) Or maybe it was bc the crowding of girls on the patio looked like the ‘Testimony’ concept? An overused concept though. Anyway… (8) It was a good visual effort 4 a fantastic audio hit. But it cld...

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins Goal 50. Enyeama the only Nigerian in the list

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Goal 50 award for the world’s best footballer after a record-breaking season. The Portuguese forward claims the trophy from digital football brand Goal.com for the third time. Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama was also named in the list and finished in 27th spot after impressive performances with Lille and the Super Eagles in the last season. Enyeama helped the reigning African champions to the second round of the World Cup where he kept two clean sheets. His heroics with Lille saw him go 1062 minutes without conceding a goal in the 2013/13 Ligue 1 season. The Goal 50 title – presented by the world’s biggest single-sport website – is in recognition of a magnificent campaign during which Ronaldo led his club to a long-awaited 10th Champions League crown. Ronaldo, 29, who also claimed the Copa del Rey, struck 51 goals in all competitions for club and country. He shared the European Golden Shoe with Luis Suarez and also picked up the 2013 Fifa Ballon d’Or. “It’s a very big honour for me to have been chosen as the best player,” Ronaldo told Goal at the trophy presentation held at Real Madrid’spre-season training camp in Los Angeles. “I’m sincerely grateful for this award. I also want to thank the fans for their support and for their passion for the game, which is what makes this sport...

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