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WANDE COAL BOUNCES BACK.

Bumper to bumper crooner, Ojosipe Wande, also known as Wande Coal is the most talked about celebrity at the moment. The issue this time around isn’t that he has finally thrown cautions to the wind and left his Mo’hits group, neither has his alleged nude picture story been revisited, rather the ebony black gifted musician has gotten his groove back but this time around with a touch of class, glamour and feat. It all started yesterday with a tweet from prolific music producer and Mo’hits boss, Michael Collins, popularly called Don Jazzy who after disclosing that Wande and D’banj were in the United States working with American rapper, Kanye West, further brought up the topic of Wande’s three latest singles namely ‘go low’, ‘been long you saw me’ and ‘private trips’, “Thanks for the love guys, God bless, oya early Xmas gift from Mohits. 3 hot singles from Wande.” He revealed. Few months ago, speculations had risen fron left, right and centre that Wande was leaving the label for being neglected and because no efforts had been made to release new music from him, it was also reported that he was setting up his own record label, ‘Black Diamond, before and after then, he had been largely absent from most Mohits’ engagements. Yesterday however marked a new realm for Wande, not only did fans, colleagues and friends storm the...

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NIGERIA UNVEILS TOLL-FREE RAPE HOTLINE

This I would term an epoch-making decision. Honourable Minister of Youth development, Bolaji Abdullahi on December 5, 2011 launched Nigeria’s first anti-rape toll free helpline. The aim however is to enable rape victims or witnesses of such act call the authority for assistance.. The 12 digit helpline 080072732255 is on a test run phase which is between 8 am-5pm on Mondays – Fridays. The Minister said the decision was borne out of the need to show the commitment of the ministry to sensitizing and eradicating rape amongst youths. “We cannot fold our arms and do nothing when our sisters and daughters are sexually violated with impunity. I have instructed the NYSC to set up CD groups to deal with the issue of rape and other forms of sexual violence against young women. ” Source:...

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NFF SHOULD BE SACKED-BEKE

Former Bayelsa United Football Club Chairman, Felix Beke is imploring the federal government to sack the Aminu Maigari-led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board following the nation’s woeful football performances. Referring to the U-23 team at the Olympics qualifiers in Morocco, he said that the NFF has revealed that it can’t solve the football problems of the country. His words, “It’s high time NFF faced the same fate that befell the coaches who failed to deliver, with the look of things they have proved that they are not capable of the admistration football of the country. The best that can happen is for the NFF to be sacked. Let FIFA come again and ban us for 5 years, we will be ready for the consequences. We have failed from all angles, that means the NFF doesn’t have any answer to our football problems anymore”. He...

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TAMARA ETEIMO IS 2011 NEXT MOVIE STAR

Ambitious and delectable Tamara Eteimo has emerged winner of the 2011 Next Movie Star reality show. The bayelsa state indigene’s belts and braces as revealed in her determination, courage and impeccable acting skills in the face of stiff competition gave her the winning ticket amidst other seven finalists. Meanwhile, witty and articulate budding actor, Tomiwa Kukoyi; beautiful and soft-spoken Aisha Alli-Balogun, sultry Vivian Egbon, were first, second and third runners up respectively. By virtue of her victory, the theatre arts graduate who is also nursing a career in music will in few days time pick up the keys to her SUV car, cash prize and take up movie roles. Now in its seventh year, the Next Movie Star acclaimed as the most consistent TV reality show has churned out an appreciable number of talents who are doing well in their respective careers. The NMS Hall of fame already occupied by Kingsley Ogbodo, Portia Yamahan, Enoch Hammond (Ghana), Avinette Sirleaf (Liberia), Oyinda Odesola. and Akio Precious Ilami has thrown its door. open to Tamara, its newest cult member. Some of Next Movie Star’s products who are equally blazing trail in their respective careers include the recent Big Brother Africa All Stars winner Karen Igho and past winners Uti Nwachukwu and Kevin Chuwang Pam, who were runner ups in different editions of the show. For the first time in the history...

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FUNKE AKINDELE’S ‘THE RETURN OF JENIFA’ MAGIC.

There's no magic or short cut to success except hardwork and persistence. This is exactly the formula Funke Akindele used. Having been in the industry for a long time featuring in both english and yoruba films. Needless to say her Jenifa film which was released in 2009 gave her the much-needed break and made her profile rise. Jenifa came and we all enjoyed the intrigues and excitement that came with it. When the news of her Return of Jenifa permeated media headlines, many hissed and felt her action was unnecessary but the 35 year-old Law graduate knew what she was doing. The film which had a parade of stars from the entertainment industry, namely; Omawumi, Eldee, Helen Paul, Rukky Sanda, Banky W and a host of others is not only the most talked about movie but has grossed about N30million at the cinemas. After the Return of Jenifa comes 'Tango with...

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INI EDO SET TO PREMIERE “I”LL TAKE MY CHANCES”

Ini Edo Ace Nollywood star, Ini Edo-Ehagwina is set to premiere ‘I’ll Take My Chances’, her latest film which she jointly produced with renowned producer, Emem Isong. The Cross. River-indigene, who had the first premiere at the banquet hall of Meridien Hotel in Akwa Ibom State, on september 24, 2011 will this december woo movie-lovers, colleagues and well-wishers to the Lagos venue of the...

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UK’S BIGGEST RESTAURANT REVEALED

Za Za Bazaar a two-storey restaurant in Bristol has been reported to be the biggest restaurant in the UK. The 30,000 sq eatery took 3 months to refurbish and can seat over 1,000 customers with two sittings per night. With 120 staff including 30 chefs, the restaurant will serve food from all four corners of the globe. According to Nitin Bhatnagar, a renowned international chef and the restaurant owner, “It is the first of a new nationwide chain of eight restaurants, we are creating something entirely new for the UK restaurant market. No one else is creating food fresh on the scale that we are doing at Za Za Bazaar.” At Za Za Bazaar, a meal costing £12.99 during the week will go for £15.99 in the evening. The restaurant hopes to create over 1,000 jobs and establish about five or six sites across the country in 2012. The restaurant will serve up: A whole truck load of vegetables every day 1,300kg of rice every week 60kg of pasta per day 15kg of fresh ravioli prepared on the premises each day 18kg of pizza flour used to make fresh pizzas every day 4,000 bread rolls baked on the premises on a Saturday 2,500 chickens every four days 1,000kg of beef a week Diners will be able to select their ingredients which will then be cooked fresh for them. Source:...

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MESSI AND NEYMAR: “PELE TOOK THE WRONG MEDICATION”-MARADONA

A week ago, Brazilian football legend, Edson Arantes Do Nascimento, popularly called Pele stated that Santos striker, Neymar is technically better than Argentina’s Lionel Messi only that the former has a lot to improve if he wants to be considered world best player. Reacting to that statement, Diego Maradonna, UAE Al Wasl coach who hasn’t been on good terms with Pele declared that the latter must have taken the wrong drugs when he made the statement. Though he acknowledged Neymar is good but he would never be able to match Messi’s records. His words, “it seems Pele took the wrong medication. Instead of taking his night pill, he took the morning pill. He got confused and didn’t know what he was talking about. I suggest next time that he should take the right pills before making any suggestions and that he should change his doctor.”...

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FUNKE AKINDELE BECOMES KLIN AMBASSADOR

Jenifa star, Olufunke Akindele has been made the ambassador of klin detergent. Funke whose hit film, Jenifa, gave her a huge break in the Nigerian movie industry and has since become a force to reckon with especially within the yoruba section of Nollywood is now an ambassador to four brands namely; Globacom telecommunications, Lagos State internal Revenue Service, a peace ambassador and now Klin. Speaking on her endorsement, the Omo Ghetto star revealed that her decision to take up the job was borne out of the need to give her teeming fans chances of enriching themselves through the Eko Supreme scratch and win...

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EMMANUEL EMENIKE EMERGES BEST PLAYER

Emmanuel Emenike, Super Eagles forward has for the third consecutive time become Spartak Moscow, his current club’s best player of November 2011. It would be recalled that he won the same award in September and October, the former fenerbhace player got huge support of fans who voted massively for him on the club’s official website, a total of 47.01% of votes were accorded to him while goal keeper Andriy Dikan and Dmitry Kombarov got 16.5% and 14.22%...

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24 YEAR-OLD LAW GRADUATE EMERGES FACE OF SLEEK 2011

Imo State born Alexandra Nwokedi has been crowned Face of Sleek Nigeria 2011. The 24 year-old Law graduate beat other 10 finalists at the grand finale ‘Symphony Of Style III’ event at Harbour Point in Victoria Island, Lagos on 27th November 2011. By virtue of her victory, she is a proud owner of a brand new car, got an all-expenses paid trip to the UK to take part in London Fashion Week, courtesy of Kia and Air France / KLM respectively. She will also launch innovative hair and beauty products from Sleek Studio for the next 12...

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NKIRU SYLVANUS TO UNVEIL REALITY SHOW.

Contrary to your expectations, Nkiru Sylvanus, beautiful Nollywood actress and Special Assitant on Lagos affairs to Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha (yeah, Lagos Affairs incase you havn’t heard that part) isn’t starting a reality show to search for an actress who can outcry her just like she does excellently well in movies, but to showcase talents who seek various segments of the entertainment sector. Named ‘I’ve Got Talent’, the unveiling would take place in Welcome Centre Hotels Ikeja on December 4,...

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NOMINEES FOR THE 2011 NIGERIAN BROADCASTERS AWARDS

Top functionaries and core media personalities would be treated to an enthralling event as the 2011 edition of the Nigerian Broadcasters Awards kicks off on december 11. Scheduled to hold at the Lagoon Restaurant, Victoria Island, the event will have the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, his Oyo State counterpart, Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Ambassador Segun Olusola, as a prelude to the event will host the nominees party on Saturday, December 3, at Cave Bar, Ikeja, Lagos. While Special Recognition awards will go to Walter Oyatogun, Toyin Subair, Lekan Ogunbanwo, Mrs Biola Alabi, Benson Idonije and Amaka Igwe, Life Time Achievement Awards will be presented to Madam Anike Agbaje Williams, Danladi Bako and Raymond Dokpesi. Bisi Olatilo, Bimbo Oloyed and Cally Ikpe will be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. Award Categories BEST TV NEWSCASTER OF THE YEAR Male Chuks Ene (STV) Cyril Stober (NTA) Charles Erukae (Channels) Ikechukwu Obienu (TVC) Sam Bello (AIT) Female Jire Kola- Kuforiji (AIT) Bukola Coker (TVC) Harriet Agbenyi (Channels) Seun Olagunju (NTA) Kemi Adekusibe (MITV) Onyi Sunday (STV) Bimbola Oloko (LTV  BEST RADIO NEWSCASTER OF THE YEAR Uche Unogo (Raypower FM) Victor Njoku (Beatz FM) Jones Usein (Radio Continental) Ima Akpabio (Inspiration) Ify Onyegbule (Radio Continental) Bosede Akinremi (Radio Lagos) Oge Ogekanma (Brila FM) Daniel Akpata (Eko FM) BEST TV STATION OF THE YEAR STV LTV 8 AIT TVC Channels...

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ADO OVER MERCY JOHNSON’S BLINDNESS.

Relax! We know Mercy Johnson could be troublesome in movies, but this didn't happen to her for real. This is actually a scene in a movie she just shot. Apparently she had a brawl with someone and she got a badly-designed face. Help spread the word, she isn't blind as widely...

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CHIOMA CHUKWUKA’S PICTURE PHOTO-SHOPPED?

Was this particular poster bearing Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha photo-shopped? This issue has raised more questions than answers particularly because the glo ambassador hardly appear like this in movies or on movie jackets. A report has it that the only part that belongs to Chioma is the face while the rest is another person's. I also learnt that Chioma is really angry over this as the producer didn't tell her he was going to do...

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