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BANKE MESHIDA-LAWAL GETS PATIENCE JONATHAN’S NOD

This is certainly the best of times for beauty enterpreneur and leading professional make-up artist, Banke Meshida Lawal. Having recently launched her well-appointed retail outlet and studio in Ikeja the 2010 FAB magazine make up artiste of the year whose make up line BMPro boasts of 65 products in the Nigerian market will henceforth be responsible for Nigeria's firstlady, Dame Patience Jonathan's glamorous looks as she becomes her official make-up specialist. What a mouth-watering...

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FACES AT THE PREMIER OF TWO BRIDES AND A BABY

      Above are the dazzling faces that attended the premiere of the movie, Two Brides and a Baby which took place on November 17, 201. Produced by Blessing Effiom Egbe and directed by Teco Benson, the cast include Stella Damasus, Kalu Ikeagwu, OC Ukeje, Keira Hewatch, Blessing Effiom Egbe, Okey Uzoeshi, Chelsea Eze, and Kehinde Bankole   Prominent Nollywood stars who turned up at the event include: Uche Jumbo, Oge Okoye, Stephanie Okereke, Rita Dominic, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Omoni Oboli, Teco Benson, Vivian Ejike, Elvis Chucks, Lonzo Nzekwe, Ufuoma Ejenobor and many more. Meanwhile Two brides and a baby would hit Nigerian cinemas from November 25,...

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LANRE DA SILVA AJAYI PRESENTS 10 CAPSULE COLLECTION

Reputable African fashion designer and Vlisco ambassador, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi unveiled her latest collection christened 10 capsule at the Protea Hotel on November 13, 2011. LDA, who made an impressive statement at the 2012 Arise magazine Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week (spring/summer) made her collection from latest Vlisco print of three- dimensional illustrations tagged 'Delicate Shades', while the pieces are a combination of exotic prints, florals and lace. Source: OnoBello  ...

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SUPERSTORY SCORES HIGH

A programme evaluation report by media monitoring services Nigeria limited (MMS) for the first half of 2011 has rated Superstory, a drama series from the stables of Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP) as the number 1 most watched Nigerian soap opera, coming second is 'Thislife' also from WAP. Reacting to the news, Wale Adenuga, Executive Producer of both shows, expressed his appreciation to fans, cast and crew of the show as well as advert agencies for inspiring them to strive for...

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SANI KAITA WOOS KESHI FOR RETURN

The name Sani kaita, easily rings bell in the ears of football loving Nigerians, it would be recalled that the Ukraine-based midfielder got a red card against Nigeria and Greece match at the 2010 world cup in South Africa, and thus changed the entire game. The erstwhile Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia consequently removed him from the National team. Speaking in a recent interview, Keita stated that he is worming his way into the team and has spoken to New Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi for a comeback. "I can't wait to return to the Super Eagles to continue where I stopped. I've been playing week in, week out for my club for several months now and I know that based on current form, I merit a return to the national team." He concluded.Source:...

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AKI AND FIANCEE

This is Nollywood actor, Chinedu Ikedieze also known as Aki of the Aki and Pawpaw fame and his beautiful fiancee Nneoma Hope Nwajah. Nneoma is a graduate of Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT). Their traditional marriage is on November 26, 2011 while the wedding ceremony holds on Saturday, December 10, 2011. Goodluck Man!Source:Nollywood by mind...

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21 YEAR-OLD MISS OGUN CONTESTANT EMERGES MISS NIGERIA 2011.

21-year-old Miss Ogun contestant, Feyijimi Sodipo has emerged the 2011 Miss Nigeria, while Miss Benue and Miss Edo became the first and second runner ups. The show which took place at the Eko Hotel and Suites on friday, November 18, 2011 was hosted by the Miss Nigeria Project Manager, Wunika Mukan. Musical performance was granted by multiple award-winning act, Tuface Idibia while the Firstlady of Lagos State, Mrs Abimbola Fashola was the guest of honour. The last five standing contestants were: Miss Anambra, Miss Bauchi, Miss Edo, Miss Benue and Miss Rivers while the decision makers/panel of judges consist of Prof. Ebun Clark, Mrs Wunmi, Tony Akiotu, General Managing Director, Daar communications, Catherine Ifejika, Derin Osoba and Dr Bello Osagie. Sodipo who was full of gratitude to God, her family and the organizer, Nike Oshinowo-Soleye would during her reign implement several projects in collaboration with the Federal and State governments, and also private organisations. OTHER WINNERS Miss Congeniality- Miss Delta Miss Photogenic- Miss Anambra . Miss African Hostess- Akwa Ibom Best traditional wear- Miss...

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NOMINEES FOR 2011 BBC AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR AWARD

The nominees for the 2011 BBC African footballer of the year award was revealed on friday, 18th November. The criteria for determining the nominees include individual skill, technical ability, teamwork, consistency, impact on results and fair play. The title was won last year by Ghanaian player, Asamoah Gyan. African football fans are expected to start voting for the best online and via text to a designated number as voting lines would close Dec 9, the outright winner will be announced on December 16. NOMINEES 1) Andre Ayew (Ghana and Marseille) 2) Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon and Anzhi) 3) Seydou Keita (Mali and Barcelona) 4) Gervinho (CIV and Arsenal) 5) Yaya Toure (CIV and Man City) Source:...

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ALL IS SET FOR NIGERIAN IDOL SEASON 2

Keen viewers of the Nigerian Idol reality TV show would start staying glued to their television stations as they watch Nigeria's next superstars unveil their singing talents on the second season of the show which begins broadcast on December 2, 2011 across major television stations. Ex PMAN President, Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly boy would be replacing Chocolate City's Audu Maikori while R n B sensation, Tiwa Savage alongside Video Jockey Ill Rhymes would replace last year's hosts Misi Molu and Anis Halloway. Let's keep our fingers crossed and watch who joins Yeka Onka, the first season winner even as the second season which promises to be more spectacular and with bigger and better prizes. The winner will be announced at a grand gala on 1 April...

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PSQUARE ORGANIZES MOST EXPENSIVE BDAY BASH IN THE WORLD

Hahahahaha! A victim of my mischief. I know you would rush here, U too like Amebor lol!! Anyways this is just to wish Peter and Paul (P Square) a happy bday. I couldn't resist these pictures when I saw them. To think these two janjala boys are now ako-ridden big men jumping on stage like person wey dey skip, this life en! Shaking my head at these agbaya raised to power...

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DUNCAN MIGHTY NEVER BOUGHT A ROLLS ROYCE, LAMBASTS LAGOS-BASED ARTISTES.

Let me begin by singing, Prince of Mo'Hits 's "it's a jonzing world". Anyways, thank God it's friday, I can afford to play and write anyhow and anything. En hen, so let's put play aside, sometime ago, not too-long sef, last week or so, I read about Duncan Mighty's 'new acquisition', a Rolls Royce. I didn't bat an eye-lid cos that seemed to be the latest trend amongst artistes now, after D'banj's Aston Martin and Jim Iyke 's i-cant-remember-the-name ride. So when his own car issue came on board, I just told God not to forget me o. Cos dem be people like me. Seeing the story on newspaper headlines was a further confirmation BUT to my greatest surprise, PUNCH's story was entirely different. Before then, there had been speculations from different quarters that he borrowed it. I was like, bad belle people don come oo, leave this Port Harcourt based dude make hin enjoy hin ride before you use envy and jealousy kill unaselves. As I was saying, when E-punch contacted him, he denied ever telling any media person about it and to cap it all, he just rented it for a video. As I read that phrase, my head turned 360 degrees. Where the hell did NET, VANGUARD and others get that gist from? Oh, the plate number? Eeya! What a unique jonzing technique. Its rather sad...

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9ICE, FUNKE AKINDELE, BANKY W OTHERS FOR LAGOS AIDS WALK

Top Nigerian artistes, 9ice, Funke Akindele and a host of others will participate in the Lagos AIDS walk, an initiative of Child and Maternity Foundation manned by Dare Ajayi. The walkathon initiative, scheduled for November 26 was created to celebrate the anniversary of HIV world wide. To join ex-Governor of lagos State, Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is leading the walk are Waje, Chidinma, JJC to mention a...

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KESHI NOT IMPRESSED WITH MIKEL

Following his failure to play in the two friendlies against Botswana and Zambia, Super Eagles coach is far from being happy with midfielder, John Mikel Obi. Though the latter claimed he has been nursing an injury, rumour has it that the Chelsea player was only pretending. Keshi stated that he is looking for competent players to drive the team to success and thus make the country proud "Now we need to start looking forward. Let's bring those that are available, capable, and in good shape come and play for us and fight to get a place in the national team. Selection of players won't be on sentiments" Keshi, whose focus is on the African Cup of Nations 2013 qualifiers against Rwanda next revealed that he would pass judgement on him this weekend "I will be disappointed if he plays for Chelsea this weekend. I will be very very disappointed." He...

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KANU NWANKWO TO BUILD CARDIAC CENTRE

Driven by the need to stop the alarming rate of heart diseases especially among children and also reduce the cost of going abroad for treatment, retired top footballer and founder, The Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF) has revealed his plans to partner with successful heart specialists in India to build a cardiac centre for the treatment of heart diseases in the country. Kanu who announced that a public fund raising to support the project will commence in February 2012 disclosed that at least 250 open-heart surgeries will be done annually, while 12 year-old children will be given free treatment the cost of adults' will be subsidized. "You are all living witnesses to what happened to me after I led Nigeria U-23 to the Olympic Gold Medal. My  career was threatened and my life was in jeopardy. " It is worthy of note that the foundation has spent 4.2 million dollars in assisting heart patients since it started operation. The money it costs us to send two children abroad will take care of 10 children if the surgeries were performed in Nigeria". Source:...

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SOCIAL SITE FOR NIGERIAN CORP MEMBERS BERTHS

Asides the news of the increment in allowances of the National Youth Corps in Nigeria some months ago, which sent corpers as fondly called reeling in excitement, here is another good news.Otondo.com a new mobile social site targetted at Nigerian corp members to interact, exchange ideas, share experiences, find school/camp friends, receive fresh updates on relevant news, jobs amongst others has emerged. Corp members are therefore enjoined to log onto www.otondoh.com and start networking.So if you are not a corp member and you are reading this, you are wrong. (Adapted from NYSC slang). Source:...

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BABASUWE&NDLEA: A FIGHT TO FINISH

The maxism, "It isn't over, until it is over" best describes the case between actor cum comedian, Babatunde Omidina popularly called Babasuwe and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. In a recent press conference, on November 14 to be precise, Bamidele Aturu, Counsel to Babasuwe avowed to fight the abuse of his client's fundamental rights by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. During the interactive session, Babe Suwe affirmed that he had never been arrested for carrying drugs in Nigeria or outside Nigeria, "when I travel, I don't stay more than two weeks, which you can see on my passport." He added. He also revealed that he excreted 25 times while in custody. Aturu who questioned NDLEA's integrity and their obsolete scanning machines also enjoined the Federal Government to check their activities. He pointed out that "The October 28, 2011 report contradicted the earlier one, which said that his stomach showed no foreign body seen within it. This is not a Baba Suwe's fight, but a fight to bring the narcotic agency to questioning on how they carry out their scanning. It is a fight against the abuse of the peoples' fundamental rights. In other countries, where people respect the law and have proper perspective of what they do, nobody would allow people to be detained, humiliated and refused access to even his lawyer until some days...

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CHRISTIAN WINS GLO NAIJA SINGS 3

Christian Doherty, an Abuja-based singer has been adjudged the outright winner of the third edition of the Glo Naija sings show beating Vicky and Mattade. By virtue of his victory, 35 year old Obafemi Awolowo graduate has become $100,000 richer (N15million), and a proud owner of a brand new Toyota RAV 4. The show was held on 13th November 2011 and hosted by Darey. Musical performances were reeled by Omawumi, Onyeka Onwenu, Eldee to mention a...

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BELGIUM-BASED NIGERIAN PLAYER DIES DURING MATCH

Bobsam Elejiko, Nigerian defender, slumped and died on sunday 13th November in Belgium during a match involving his club Merksem and Kaart. Though the cause of his death is yet to be publicized but the Lagos-born former Stores of Lagos player who had also played in some belgian clubs like Turnhout, Royal Antwerp and Deinze had always been nursing a heart problem. Before his death, it was reported that he had gone through series of medical tests which certified him fit thereafter. May his gentle soul rest in peace.Source: Complete...

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