Month: October 2014

2000 Students | 3 Stories | 1 Day. Babcock University set to come alive this November with the ‘Invincible 2’.

Invincible 2 – a motivational event designed for public and private university students is set to hold in Babcock University this November. Spearheaded by Iheanyi Ejiogu, Peak Performance Coach, Conference Speaker, Author, Radio Host, and Pastor, the event w‎ill take place at the BBS Auditorium, Babcock University‎ on November 16th 2014 at 3pm.  To be invincible is not to “not be seen” alone. It actually refers to becoming an Enigma such that every one around you can sense that there’s is a seed of greatness finding expression within and around your life, starting from school, hence the focus of the event which is Universities. There is power in story telling and that’s why INVINCIBLE doesn’t come to teach or preach at the students, but rather to tell them stories of normal human beings who have excelled against all odds and are still quite relatively young too. This current event will feature along side Iheanyi EJIOGU, Steve Harris – Speaker, Life Strategist, Author, UN Ambassador, Mgt.Consultant, etc. Bankole Williams – Life Coach, Author, Consultant, Convene “Live Your Dreams Africa” Benji The Joke – Comedian 16 Oniru – Comedian, ex-student of Babcock University And an amazing Graphics and Media team streaming live globally, and putting up graphic multimedia – Desihost Solutions and Lewa Media.  NOTE: Admission is absolutely FREE! The ultimate goal of INVINCIBLE is that after every event, the student walk out of that auditorium saying...

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Femi Kuti talks ‘The Truth’

This week, the spotlight is on the Afro beat legend and the original Mr. Shoki himself – Femi Anikulapo-Kuti.  In true legendary fashion, Femi takes us back in time as he shares some of his most intimate thoughts about the challenges of growing up as Fela’s son, his love for music, family and politics.   We’ve probably not seen a more open, intimate and riveting recountal of his dad, Fela, and what he stood for as an artist and an advocate of the common people. He dished and over dished on this episode that we had to split this episode in two parts.  We were honoured to host Femi and we hope that you guys enjoy this as much as we did.   As always, feel free to leave a comment or two for Femi and don’t forget to subscribe. VIDEO...

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Video: 7 year-old kid “OZZYBOSCO” – You Reign Ft. Midnight Crew CREW & Tee Mac

The most decorated kid artiste on the African Continent “OzzyBosco WonderKid” is here once again to wow his growing fans with the video to his latest gospel single ‘YOU REIGN’ a praise song featuring Midnight Crew and the veteran flutist Tee Mac (MFR). The breath-taking video shot at various locations in Lagos State by acclaimed video director, Akin Alabi shows OzzyBosco in his gospel element dovetailing with some of the most talented artistes in the entertainment industry. OzzyBosco has been on the steady rise over the last two years with the release of hit songs and collaborations with some of Nigeria’s top acts. His discography contains fan’s delights such as ‘Tinini’ with Olamide Badoo, ‘Sweet Mama’ with Flavour N’Abania, ‘Let Peace Reign’ with Terry G, ‘Superstar’ and ‘Mama Africa’ which had dancehall star, Lamboginny and not long ago ‘Ozingo Dance’ with Chocolate City rap superstar, MI Abaga. ‘YOU REIGN’ happens to be one of the singles of his debut album, due to drop early next year. Happy viewing!!!!!!!!!!!!!   @ozzybosco   ‎ VIDEO TITLE: YOU REIGN FEATURING MIDNIGHT CREW & TEE MAC Youtube...

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Microsoft unveils it’s first smartband.

Microsoft today unveiled it’s first Windows smart wristband called the Microsoft Band. ‎ The Microsoft Band is compatible with Windows Phone, Android and iOs devices and it isn’t for ‘pleasure’ purposes. It focuses chiefly on the health and fitness  of the wearer. It works with the‎ ‘Microsoft Health’ app‎ to gather data on ‎heart ‎rate, steps taken, routes taken during exercises, calories burned and many more. ‎ Another interesting feature is that you can bark instructions at it. It can survive for up to two‎ days on a single charge, has notification support for email messages, calendar reminders, phone calls received, text messages, Twitter and Facebook notifications, weather, to mention a...

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Referee suspended for attending music concert.

For breaching Premier League rules on travelling to games, referee, Mark Clattenburg has been suspended from officiating games for four weekends starting from next weekend. Premier League regulations stipulate that referees and their assistants are to travel together to and from games for security reasons but last weekend he drove to the venue ‎of a match in his car. And after the officiating the game, he headed to the concert of singer, Ed Sheeraan the Metro Radio...

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Photo of the day: God help Nigeria

This isn’t a scene from a war film, this is real, this is Nigeria. These are people of Mubi in Adamawa State running for their lives, running from the dreaded Boko Haram sect. This is so heartbreaking. God help this country. Credit: Ovation...

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Nigerian Superstars As Diseases | By: Chris Ogunlowo

‎‎So I just stumbled on this wonderful writeup by Chris Ogunlowo; a writer and Creative Director. I really commend his creativity. Enjoy! 1. Wizkid Syndrome:‎ A chronic tendency to create catchy and repetitive hits to a loyal fan base with a boyish charm that induces envy from peers and late-bloomers, which also hides the fact, that one is approaching quarter-life. ‎ ‎ 2. Davidotis: A psychiatric condition whereby a sufferer survives speculations of whether genuine talent or one’s father’s wealth is the source of one’s success, alongside a pervading comparison with an equally talented whiz-kid. ‎ 3. Tuface Syndrome: A rare syndrome that occurs when prodigious talent meets prodigious baby-making ability but with a legendary status, strong social equity and a staying power to that keep a whole industry in awe. ‎ ‎ 4. D’banj Obsessive Disorder: A disease characterized by the feeling that one’s best days are firmly behind and, as a result, one looks for outlets to compensate for fading stardom and income, including taking relief in farming- ‎ 5. Dangotiosis: A condition marked by an obsession withDangote’s wealth, only curable by a decision to mind one’s own business. ‎ 6. Lindapilepsy: A strong and strange resentment that occurs when news of Linda Ikeji’s wealth arises, which is commonly observed among struggling publicists, jealous digital marketers, hungry journalists, and retired or rival bloggers. 7. Iyanyamariasis: The abnormal ability of a cell...

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‘Sket’ tweet earns Rio Ferdinand £25, 000 fine and 3-game ban.

Interesting! QPR defender Rio Ferdinand seems to have bitten more than he can chew. The former Manchester United player has just earned himself a $25,000 fine and a 3-game ban for using the word ‘sket’ in a tweet. Sket is a Jamaican slang for prostitute. The controversial tweet which was posted on September 1 was in reply to someone suggesting his team needs a new centre-back. ‎The post: “Maybe QPR England Captain will sign a good CB (centre back) they need one” and wrote back: “get ya mum in, plays the field well son! #sket” The 35-year-old has also been severely warned as to his future conduct” and asked to attend an education programme arranged by the Football Association. QPR Manager  Harry Redknapp who was taken aback by the FA verdict said he would be meeting with the clubs chief executive to decide whether to...

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Nigeria escapes FIFA wrath

The warring parties have decided to sheath their swords. Nigeria today escaped FIFA ban as the suit filed against the Nigeria Football Federation by the board by ex-menbers of the board was withdrawn by Justice Ambrose Allagoa of the Federal High Court in Jos Plateau State. “The suit is hereby dismissed as the plaintiffs have announced their intention to withdraw the case from the court.”‎ The judge added. This is coming few days after world football governing body, FIFA gave the country few  days to sort out the crisis in the Glass house or be banned for 7...

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Attention TV Buffs! Oasis Is Set To Rule The Airwaves.

TV buffs and savvy viewers, something refreshingly unique is about to hit your TV screens! Oasis, an amazing tele-novella from the stables of Zulu Films and the Incubator berths this week. Oasis, a guaranteed roller coaster ride tells the story of the good, the bad and the ugly in the complex world of the campus. KK, leader of a cult gang wants Paris, a beautiful born again Christian. Shockingly, Paris appears to love this satanic character and even tells her friends about her feeling. Sadly, but not surprisingly, their encounter ends in a near fatal incident that will make Paris to denounce God. It parades a talented cast who will definitely keep viewers glued to their seats. Starring: Monalisa Chinda as Olufunmilayo Savage Segun Arinze as Wisdom, Tope Tedela as Oreva Shawn Faqua as KK, Beverly Naya as Paris,David Nnaji as Teju,Ifeanyi Williams as Tega, Moet ABEBE as Tiwa, and Mary-Jane Ugbaja as Minika. Written by Zik Zulu Okafor and produced in collaboration with Incubator, an arm of City of David.  Oasis is the story of clash of unseen forces. Or how do you explain the fact that Kaylah, the Campus Queen will turn round to mortally hurt Oreva, a guy she passionately loves and craves to be with. But just one night of being together is all that is required and Oreva faces a charge of possible life...

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Super Falcons get $18,000 each, demand landed property in Abuja.

A whooping sum of $18,000 were doled out to each of the triumphant Super Falcons players  for lifting the African Women’s champions (AWC) cup for the seventh time. “For the group stage matches, the girls got $3000 each. They got $4000 for winning the semifinals and $5000 for lifting the cup. So all together they got $18,000 bonus outside their camp allowances.” NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu disclosed. Ahead of their grand reception in Abuja, two of the Super Falcons players stated that they”ll prefer landed property in Abuja to any other form of reward from President Goodluck Jonathan. Desire Oparanozie said, ” We’ll appreciate the president’s kind-heartedness more if he considers us for house or flat ownership as part of his rewards or packages for our victory at the just concluded AWC in Namibia. “Any other thing like cash, national honours, among other things will be greatly appreciated but a house reward in the nation’s capital will be key and will truly make us national heroines. “I’m sure our choice won’t be seen as being on the high side as the president has graciously rewarded our men’s counterparts with even more for a feat almost same as ours.” Stella Mbachu also added, ‎”We’ll prefer something reasonable not scholarships as 85% of the players are already graduates. “We want houses or flats as rewards for winning the African Women Championship for...

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Actress, Omoni Oboli tells us how her wedding anniversary celebration went down.

Superstar actress, Omoni Oboli whose marriage is one of the very few successful ones in Nollywood told fans, friends and colleagues how her 14th wedding anniversary celebration went down yesterday. The beautiful mother of three shared this on her official Instagram page. “Le boo and I had a beautiful healthy dinner at my lil sister’s restaurant Otres, she has done well for herself! We had grilled chicken, grilled fish, steamed veggies, sides of pan grilled sweet potatoes and lots of conversation! Delish! We had a nice view of the water and the bridge.”...

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Goal celebration: Robin Van Persie replies Louis Van Gaal

Manchester United star, ‎Robin Van Persie has reacted to a statement made by his boss, Louis Van Gaal as regards his late equalizer celebration during the Red Devils’ clash with Chelsea on Sunday. Earlier this week, Manchester United boss labelled the 31-year-old’s reaction after netting the goal, stupid and not so smart. “You have seen he did a stupid reaction after the goal. You can be excited, but you don’t have to pull of your shirt as you know it is a yellow card. It is not so smart.” RVP admitted that he was so carried away with the goal that he forgot about the rules. “I know it’s one of the rules that you have to keep your shirt on, but sometimes you forget and everything comes together and the whole place explodes. “It was one of those fantastic moments and the main thing is that we got something out of this game because we deserved it. “It was a big relief for the fans, for the players and for everyone at Manchester United that we got the goal in the end. The whole stadium exploded and it gave us a big...

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Official photos from WED Expo Lagos October 2014.

What has now become an expectedly successful exhibition repeated itself again at the WED Expo Lagos October 2014 edition. For three days, Tafa Balewa Square, Lagos Island was a beehive of activities as over 100 exhibitors jointly showcased their products and services in the bumper edition tagged Mega 3 Expo. From beauty, to fashion, photography, music and lot more, vendors at the just concluded WED Expo showcased their very best. The event was well attended by lots of brides, grooms, their families and event planners. Lots of guests went home with huge discounts and giveaways. Not only that, deals and bookings for weddings and other future events were made, contacts were exchanged, and everyone went home happy. It was a bevy of trends, style, inspiration and loads of great ideas for everyone. WED Expo is set to storm Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt again in the first quarter of 2015. Mark your calendar! Abuja – March 6th to 8thM and M Event Center Beside Nicon Luxury Hotel. Garki, Abuja. Port Harcourt – March 14th to 15thAztech Arcum, Stadium Road, PortHarcourt, Rivers State Lagos – March 27th to 29thThe Haven Event Center Hall. GRA. Ikeja, Lagos State For Exhibiting or Sponsorship info Kindly Call 07001111933, 08096448289, 08147217096,09094821650 or Add BB Pin – 7C6B6761 or...

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3 Boko Haram escapees tell their stories

3 of the Chibok Girls who escaped Boko Haram captivity months ago tell their kidnap and escape stories to BBC. Best friends Lami and Maria (not real names) escaped by jumping from the back of a truck. Hajara was taken to a camp but later fled with another girl. Lami: It was Monday night. We had exams the following day. Then we started to hear shootings in the town. So we went out. We phoned our parents to tell them what was happening in the town. They told us to run away when we got the chance. We told them that the town was already surrounded so there was no way we could run. Maria: Lami woke me up saying: “Maria didn’t you hear what’s happening? Haven’t you heard sounds of shooting from the town?” I said we should climb the wall and run away. She said: “No. No-one has run away. We should gather in one place and wait to see what’s going to happen.” Other girls said nothing would happen to us. “We’re girls. They don’t do anything to girls. We should wait and see what God would do.” Lami: We were at the school when suddenly three Boko Haram members entered. They said: “If any of you attempt to leave we’ll kill all of you.” When we went out they were everywhere. They gathered us where...

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2014 Ballon D’Or: FIFA unveils 23-men shortlist

The 2014 Ballon D’Or award shortlist features some of your favourite players who were and are still in sparkling forms last and this season. The 23-men list was unveiled by World football’s governing body today and the winner will be announced at Zurich on January 12. Breakdown of Nominees Bayern – 6 nominees Real Madrid – 6 nominees Barcelona – 4 nominees Chelsea – 3 nominees Manchester United – 1 nominee Manchester City – 1 nominee Paris Saint-Germain – 1 nominee Juventus – 1 nominee 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or shortlist: Gareth Bale (Wales), Karim Benzema (France), Diego Costa (Spain), Thibaut Courtois (Belgium), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Angel Di Maria (Argentina), Mario Gotze (Germany), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Toni Kroos (Germany), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Javier Mascherano (Argentina), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Thomas Muller (Germany), Manuel Neuer (Germany), Neymar (Brazil), Paul Pogba (France), Sergio Ramos (Spain), Arjen Robben (Netherlands), James Rodriguez (Colombia), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast) Coach of the Year shortlist: Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Real Madrid), Antonio Conte (Italy/Juventus/Italy national team), Pep Guardiola (Spain/Bayern Munich), Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany/ USA national team), Joachim Low (Germany/Germany national team), Jose Mourinho (Portugal/Chelsea), Manuel Pellegrini (Chile/Manchester City), Alejandro Sabella (Argentina/Argentina national team), Diego Simeone (Argentina/Atletico Madrid), Louis van Gaal (Netherlands/Netherlands national team/Manchester...

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