Month: August 2014

How To Spot A Fake Abuja Big Boy | By: Chinenye Ugonna

Last week, I wrote an article on how to spot fake Abuja big girls/babes, FABBs. This week, we are going to put the spotlight on fake Abuja big boys, FABBs too – they are all FABBs. These guys are always well-dressed with flashy cars. Some of them are even from rich homes. You see them looking like a bag of money, meanwhile nothing in their bank accounts. There is nothing wrong with looking good and not having money to back it up. There is only something wrong when you are doing it for packaging. 1. Always with the fake accent: Apparently, this is not exclusive to the babes. The male FABBs use all the accents in the world; British, American and Nigerian accent all muddled up in one. If they are talking to a babe who probably lived in the UK with a British accent, their accent automatically changes just to impress. Please, embrace your Nigerian accent, whether it is an Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa accent, be proud of it. You don’t see an American man trying to talk like a Nigerian. 2. He only dates working girls:  This is a highly defining character of the male FABB. They do not date jobless babes. If you don’t have a J -O -B, then it’s onto the next one. They do not want to be bothered about taking care of...

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Real Madrid signing Van Persie?

A FIFA licensed agent, Francois Gallardo has claimed that Spanish giants, Real Madrid are making a speculated move for Manchester United striker, Robin Van Persie. If this is actually true, it will automatically open the door for Arsenal to sign Monaco Forward, Radamel Falcao whom the UCL Champions are equally interested...

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Caption this photo of Jose Mourinho and Samuel Eto’o.

It’s not like there’s something really special about this photo or a hug but if you got Samuel Eto’o’s “fool” and “puppet” memo few months back, (and then the Thank You remark this week) you would understand why I shared this photo. It’s their second contact (the first was a handshake) since Samuel left Chelsea. And seeing them smoke peace pipe is so super cool. Mourinho’s tongue though….. By the way, can we have the Special One and CR7 do...

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Angelina Jolie’s dad speaks on wedding snub

Let’s face it! Most parents would go ballistic if they learn about their children’s wedding ceremony on the pages of newspapers or on social media but to Jon Voight, Angelina Jolie’s dad who didn’t get an invite to her daughter’s big day, it’s no big deal. He told Mail Online that he wasn’t disappointed rather he had been waiting a long time for the wedding to happen. “I’m going to Europe to see them all this week. I’ve everything is cool. I’m very happy. She’s been together with Brad for a while, so they must be happier than she was with the other husbands. I really like Brad, we get to bond by playing golf together. I’m not disappointed, I understand. The children have been bugging them for a long time to get married and the time was right.” Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married secretly last saturday in france in the presence of their 6 children. Credit: Mail...

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Actress, Fathia Balogun opens House of Faiteer

House of Faiteer sounds more like a clothing store or fashion house. Fair-skinned Yoruba actress, Fathia Balogun has officially opened her 2-in-1 beauty/cosmetics and wine store named House of Faiteer. The launching of House of Faiteer which is situated at Abeokuta, Ogun state was done few days ago with some of her fans, friends and colleagues in...

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5 years after Moladun’s death, Babasuwe finds love again.

Actor, Babatunde Omidina, better known as Babasuwe has been through a lot in the past few years; from the death of his wife, Omoladun, his NDLEA saga and many more but the good news from his quarters is that the dark-skinned comedian has found love again. Below are excerpts from his recent interview with PUNCH. Tell us your background? I am a special specie created by God. I hail from Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos State but born and bred on the Island. My father was an average Nigerian who was into trading of eye-glasses and my mother was a trader . I am the only child between my parents. My father had three wives. I dropped out of secondary school when I was in form four. Growing up for me was tough but fun. I enjoyed every bit of it because I was quite mischievous. As a teenage, I didn’t really know the importance of education but thank God, I am managing well. I am also a different person from what you see on the screen, a quiet and easy-going person. How have you been coping without a wife? It has not been easy but life must go on. I believe whatever happens has been pre-ordained. The death of Omoladun was a great loss I cannot get over in this lifetime. She will remain my best companion. She understood me...

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Opinion: This tie should bind Funke Akindele, Femi Adebayo but… | By: Lanre Odukoya

Yoruba actors, Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo, have since proven that they’re masters of their game. The number of lead roles they clinch and corporate deals that rake in millions for them help seal this just as much. But beyond the arts, they tango in matters of the heart. Their romance a couple of years back produced screaming headlines until it headed for the rock . How did the affair even end? That was shrouded in secrecy and a lot of half-truths about the break-up were paraded as facts. Anyway, Funke and Femi gave their crush a longer lifetime than necessary. They knew it would end nowhere but the love bug continued to bite until the famous romance put a dampener on the happiness of Femi’s wife, Khadijat. Today, Funke and Femi have but the ashes of what once made them happy called “marriage”. You see why some are asking that they return to each other’s arms? They share a mutual marital status and whatever they both have learnt in their failed marriages, maybe they would be able to correct together as a lovers who once paired well. No man would envy Femi knowing why he couldn’t marry Funke. According to a source, his dad, Adebayo Salami is averse to his children marrying anyone from the Christian faith, they were only allowed to pass time with Christian girls anyway....

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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals the only coach he has friendship with.

I know it can never be Jose Mourinho, his relationship with his fellow country man during the latter’s reign at the Bernabeu was a disaster, dunno if it has remained so. Newly-crowned UEFA Best Player in Europe, Cristiano Ronalso has worked under a number of coaches in his career; former Manchester United coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and renowned Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari, but he’s friend with just one of these- Sir Alex Ferguson. Excerpts from his interview with Spanish publication AS. “Out of all the coaches I worked under, the only friendship I have is with Sir Alex Ferguson – no one else… I worked under Pellegrini and Ancelotti, with whom I get along really well. I’m not in football to make friends, only to...

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Rapper eLDee takes laundry business to a new level

Rapper eLDee who has been absent from the music scene for sometime now has ventured into a new business; Washist. Washist is Nigeria’s first on-demand laundry services specializing in pick-Up, wash, press and delivery of clothes. “It’s an interesting concept, a pretty obvious one, but our culture teaches us not to be innovative. Washist is by far the simplest of the services we are building, yet it has mega potential, and we have all our ducks in a row at the moment. I stress to my partners that we start small and scale with caution, understanding that many have failed before us. It would end up being more of a logistics nightmare if not properly planned, which is typical in Nigeria for obvious reasons. We have a solid team and we have worked out all the kinks so far.” The father of two...

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Ebola Virus hits Senegal

Senegal has become the fifth West African country to be affected by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. The country’s health minister, Awa Marie Coll Seck told reporters today that an infected Guinea national ‘brought’ the virus to Senegal. The carrier, a student visited an hospital in Dakar for treatment and didn’t disclose that he had close contact with victims in his country. Infact, he disappeared from his country three weeks ago while under surveillance. He’s been immediately placed in quarantine in...

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Ladies, heard about the new anti-rape nail polish?

Four male college students of the North Carolina State University (pictured above) are working on a new nail polish that protects women against sexual assault. It’s called the rape prevention nail polish or the anti-rape nail polish. Now that’s genius. According to their facebook page, the aim of their company Undercover Colors, is “to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves. With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger. If her nail polish changes colour, she’ll know that something is wrong.” Kelly Oxford; a New York times Best Selling Author commended the idea: “This new nail polish that can detect the date rape drug is great if you think women aren’t trying hard enough not to get raped.” Andrea Grimes, a Senior Political Reporter at RH Reality Check, pointed out on twitter that “Rape prevention nail polish sounds like a great idea but I’m not sure how you’re going to get men to wear it.” And of course the invention was greeted with enough backlashes one would expect of such sensitive topic. So I got reactions from 3 different twitter users. Their say: IjeomaOluo: Women raped by loved ones, family members, dates, friends. Women raped as war tactics. You think a polish would help them? Lindywest: i am not really that into the “rape...

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Late Dora Akunyili’s burial in pictures

Adieu The Quintessential Dora Akunyili! The remains of the Drug Czar were committed to mother earth yesterday, August 28, 2014. The ex Minister of Information who died on June 7 in India after a two-year battle with cancer was buried in Agulu Anambra state amidst tears. Her body was first taken to Madonna Catholic church, Agulu for a requiem high mass. Officiating ministers include 2 Cardinals, 28 Bishops and 100 Priests. After the church service, she was buried in her husband’s country home at 2:15pm. Roll call of dignitaries at the event are Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano, his Wife, Ebele and former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon, Former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Power, Dr Chinedu Nebo; DG of NAFDAC, Dr Paul Orhili, Senator Andy Uba, Minister of Information, Labaran Maku and many more. May her soul continue to find repose. Amen! Additional Photos from:...

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Ebola: CAF okays Calabar venue for Nigeria/Congo clash

CAF says the AFCON 2015 play-off between Nigeria and Congo will go ahead in Calabar despite an appeal by Congolese football officials that game be moved to a neutral venue owing to fears of the dreaded Ebola Virus. The Africa football ruling body in a statement on its official website said it has not changed the pre-announced schedule of fixtures for match days one and two of the final group phase of qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2015, adding that Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia are the only countries required to relocate their fixtures to neutral stadia. So, come September 6, 2014, Nigeria will be playing their first game in the qualifying series at the UJ Eusene Stadium in Calabar, Cross River...

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Saviours? Can they rescue their teams? Di Maria and Balotelli cover the new issue of Four Four Two Magazine

From Spain and Italy to the English Premier League, can these new sensational signings, Di Maria and Balotelli save their new teams? This week, Angel Di Maria sealed a move from Real Madrid to Manchester United on a five-year deal for a record of £59.7m, Mario Balotelli on the other hand had a £16million switch from AC Milan to Liverpool. Credit:...

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Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA’s Best Player in Europe

Real Madrid playmaker, Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA’s Best Player in Europe. He piped out Bayern Munich duo, Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer to win the prestigious award. “I’m really, really happy. I have to say thank you to my team-mates, to my family, my friends. I don’t have this trophy in my museum – I’ll put it there straight away.”  Ronaldo said after receiving the award The Portuguese forward scored a total of 17 goals in 11 European games, scored thrice as Madrid clinched the Copa del Rey,won the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid in the 2013/2014...

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Photo: All Champions League groups this season

These are all the Champions League groups this season. The list was drawn few minutes ago. Hmmm! Tough groups seem to be Group B and D. Well, scanning through the list, you’ll definitely know the easy prey or tough teams your favourite clubs would be clashing with. But as for my team which falls under Group F, it’s Hakuna Matata! No worries at all....

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President Goodluck Jonathan launches new 2-in-1 national e-ID card. (Photos)

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has launched a new 2-in-1 national e-ID card. The card functions as an ID card and an ATM card. The unveiling took place today August 28th at the Aso rock Villa in Abuja. 13 million Nigerians will get the e-ID card while another 100million will get them later. Powered by MasterCard, the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission and Access bank, the new e-ID card can be used to transact and receive payments and can also be used to verify one’s...

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Samuel Eto’o calls it quits on international career

And the stars keep pulling the plug. Everton striker, Samuel Eto’o has called it quits on his international football career. The Cameroonian who made his debut at the 1998 World Cup at the age of 17 made the announcement on his official twitter page. “I inform you that I am ending my international career. Thank you to all Africa, and to all my fans for your unconditional support.” The former chelsea player wrote. During his career in Cameroon, the 33-year-old won gold at the 2000 Olympics and two Africa Cup of Nations titles in 2000 and 2002. He also participated in the Brazil World Cup 20014 and was excluded from Cameroon’s AFCON 2015 squad...

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