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SAMSON SIASIA TAKES NFF TO COURT

The last has certainly not been heard of the tussle between Samson Siasia, former Super Eagles coach and the Nigerian Football Federation, (NFF). The embittered coach who who was relieved of his job on friday, 28th October, 2011 declared during an interview that the Board of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF)  has breached the terms of his employment contract by refusing to pay his salaries and allowances when he was in service, in view of this, he has dragged them to an Abuja High Court. Musa Ahmadu, Secretary General, Nigeria Football Federation who got wind of the issue confirmed that he is still being owed salary arrears and would be paid before the year runs out The Accra-born ex coach challenged his sack and cleverly extracted a clause in his contract, "if the need arises for the termination of the contract by either of the parties there should be 30 days notification before the contract can be terminated." When a member of the board stated he was shocked at Siasia's legal move, the ex-coach insisted he had to enforce his rights within the context of the employment contract he signed with...

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FOREMOST MAKE-UP ARTISTE, BANKE MESHIDA-LAWAL SPREADS TENTACLES

Banke Meshida-Lawal, one of the leading make up artistes in Nigeria, CEO, Faces Makeovers and BM|Pro make-up range is spreading her beauty business tentacles. Her new retail outlet and studio in Ikeja will be launched on the 13th of November, 2011 at the Green Village, Isaac John Street, Ikeja, G.R.A, Lagos. The event which promises to be a blast in a ball will have the First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs Abimbola Fashola as the special guest of honour. Her new range of range of BM|Pro products will also be unveiled as well as a new collection of hats and fascinators....

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NO MORE FAT PAY FOR EAGLES

The Nigerian Super Eagles' failure to qualify for the African Cup of Nations didn't only shatter countless emotions but also cost the federation millions in potential income. In view of this, the Aminu Maigari-led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have decided to slash the players' bonuses. This decision however would be communicated to the players by their new coach. "We have resolved to slash the match bonus of the players because of the huge bills the federation incurs after every match,"Maigari stated. Maigari also revealed that the cost of servicing the $10, 000 paid to the team as winning bonuses and half of that for a draw was becoming a...

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GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION: BEN BRUCE DEBUNKS DISQUALIFICATION RUMOUR.

The news of his interest in the Bayelsa State gubernatorial election race left many open-mouthed. Not long after this, another news saturated the air that Ben Murray-Bruce, Chairman, Silverbird Group was disqualified from contesting November 19, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primaries for Bayelsa State on grounds of dual citizenship (Nigeria&America). However, in a recent interview, Ben Bruce, a former Director General of the Nigeria Television Authority has debunked the disqualification rumour adding that the constitution protects his interest so well. "To the best of my knowledge, nobody has been ousted from the race. If you are ousted from the race, they have to let you know you are ousted from the race. There is no communication to that effect. So everybody is speculating. The race is the only one in the country right now. It is exciting. Everybody is talking about it but nobody has been ousted from the race." He quoted. He further cited Section 28 of the Constitution as regards the issue of dual citizenship. "Subject to the other provisions of this section, a person shall forfeit forthwith his Nigerian citizenship if, not being a citizen of Nigeria by birth, he acquires or retains the citizenship or nationality of a country, other than Nigeria, of which he is not a citizen by...

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RUGGEDMAN RE-LAUNCHES TWENTIETH SEPTEMBER WEAR (TSW).

Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, popularly called Ruggedman is a Nigerian artiste who has a remarkable acumen in business matters, his 20th September clothing line which was launched 3 years ago was relaunched on Saturday 29th October 2011. Now called Twentieth September Wear (TSW), Ruggedman has extended his brand which primarily consisted of tops for ladies to shirts, wrist watches and high heeled shoes of dazzling shapes and designs.The event which was staged at the exqusite XL Lounge, Karimu Ikotun, Victoria Island, Lagos and which had a grand red-carpet session witnessed the attendance of his colleagues in the entertainment industry, well-wishers, fans and friends. The likes of Chinaydu, Jah Bless, Mr Kool, Reminisce, DJboombastic to mention a few registered their presence. Ruggedman after expressing his gratitude at the honour bestowed on him popped a bottle of champagne to throw the dance floor...

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BABASUWE BECOMES A FREEMAN

Embattled comedian, Babatunde Omidan, popularly called Babasuwe following a court proceeding has been granted N500, 000 bail this will however take effect on November 4, 2011. The actor who was suspected of drug trafficking and arrested three weeks ago by officials of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) was brought to court following an order by Justice Yetunde Idowu of the Ikeja High Court to National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to produce him on Wednesday 26 October. Elesho, Kayode Olaseinde also known as Ajirebi and other actors and actresses were at the court to support their colleague. Meanwhile Baba Suwe has filed a N100 million suit against NDLEA over his arrest and detention by the agency on October 12, seeking a declaration that his arrest was in gross violation of his...

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CANDIDATES FOR THE 2011 FIFA BALLON D’OR&WORLD COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has revealed the list of shortlisted candidates for the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or award and for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football award. The list was drawn up by football experts from the Football Committee, the Technical and Development Committee and by a group of experts from France Football. The following 23 men are contending for the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011Éric Abidal (France) Sergio Agüero (Argentina), Karim Benzema (France), Iker Casillas (Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Dani Alves (Brazil), Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon), Cesc Fàbregas (Spain), Diego Forlán (Uruguay), Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Thomas Müller (Germany), Nani (Portugal), Neymar (Brazil), Mesut Özil (Germany), Gerard Piqué (Spain), Wayne Rooney (England), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), Luis Suárez (Uruguay), David Villa (Spain), Xabi Alonso (Spain), Xavi (Spain). The following ten coaches are contending for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football 2011: Vicente Del Bosque (Spain/Spain national team), Alex Ferguson (Scotland/Manchester United FC), Rudi Garcia (France/Lille OSC), Pep Guardiola (Spain/FC Barcelona), Jürgen Klopp (Germany/Borussia Dortmund), Joachim Löw (Germany/Germany national team), José Mourinho (Portugal/Real Madrid C.F.), Óscar Tabárez (Uruguay/Uruguay national team), André Villas-Boas (Portugal/FC Porto, Chelsea FC), Arsène Wenger (France/Arsenal FC)FIFA and France Football will on 5th December, 2011 hold a press conference in Paris, however, names of the three men and three women, as well as...

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KIM KARDASHIAN TERMINATES 72-DAY OLD MARRIAGE.

72 days after saying 'I Do' to Kris Humphries, a 26 year-old New Jersey basket baller in a lavish wedding at southern California, Los Angeles-based reality TV star, Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court. Citing irreconciliable differences, the 31 year old Supermodel who is one of the highest paid reality show models with earnings estimated at $6 million from her TV show, clothing line, perfume, jewelry and tanning cream and other product endorsements and appearances was previously married to music producer Damon Thomas for four years, separating in 2004. "After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don't work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best." She said. There were claims that Kris was reluctant to be a part of the Kardashian brand as well as differences over where they would make their home, Kim's friends lashed at Kris Humphries alleging that he immediately began "chasing fame" when the marriage fell apart. One of the reasons for divorce was that he wanted her to move to Minnesota, a decision which didn't go down well with her. Kim was also put off when Kris hired a Hollywood publicist to work on his image....

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THE FIRST EVER WORLD FASHION WEEK TO HOLD IN NEW YORK

46 countries have been billed to attend the first ever World Fashion Week which will take place in New York in year 2012. As a prelude, a World Fashion Week Welcoming Gala will hold in New York on November 2011. Organized by World Fashion organization in partnership with International Trade Organization, Global Enterpreneurship Week, the Art of Living Foundation and fashion organizations from all over the world, the epochal event will attract fashionistas, models, influential leaders and internet media from developed and underdeveloped countries. One nominated fashion designer from each participating country will showcase one specially crafted couture garment which will be taken on a world tour in partnership with museums and fashion weeks around the world then all the way to World Fashion Week 2012 inaugural ceremony. "From manufacturing, to the runway, the handling of fashion goes through the hands of the poorest of the poor as well as the ones most fortunate collectively we can work to make the different dimensions of the fashion process more sustainable and fair. Hence fashion will make a nice deeper impact for the betterment of the world." Paco De Jaimes, Founder, World Fashion...

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“SIASIA WAS SABOTAGED BY PLAYERS”-SHUAIBU GARA-GOMBE

A former member of the Nigeria Football Federation, Shuaibu Gara-Gombe in an interview revealed that some key players sabotaged recently-sacked Eagles coach Samson Siasia as he was having problems with them. Shuaibu also explained that sacking the ex-coach is not the end of the nation's football woes adding that SiaSia was just a victim of the system he worked for. Though it was clearly stated in his contract that he had to qualify the country in the 2012 African Cup of Nations, Shuaibu explained that there is something wrong with the technical committee of Nigeria football federation, according to him, the most important job of the committee is to sit down with national team coaches and discuss their match plans, team formation&players to be used, "Nigerians have to understand that if the coach fails the committee has failed too. The technical committee lacks a sound qualified head. It is difficult to believe that Osaze Odemwingie who scores from 25yards when playing for his team and Emmanuel Emenike could not score from 6 yards in a match as vital as that. The kind of goals they failed to score in that match was inexplicable." He...

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NEXT MOVIE STAR&SUPERMOM BOSS FLOATS BAR

Sola Fajobi Sola Fajobi, a successful media content provider who is known for exuding a reputation anchored on creativity has added hospitality business to his rich repertoire. Fajobi, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Interactive Media, producers of Next Movie Star and Supermom reality television shows has named his new project TROY. A one-stop entertainment &networking centre located at Oladele Kadiri street, behind Excellence hotel Ogba, TROY is to primarily cater for the needs of upwardly mobile young men and women who desire good relaxation, fitness and beauty therapy, it boasts of well-appointed lounges, exquisite bar and gymnasium, classy spa&beauty shop and accessories store. Fajobi further explained the motive behind the name TROY, “the historical TROY city was strong and couldn’t be acquired despite the tough war waged against it; by incorporating the beauty, good organization, formidability, strength and resilience features of TROY into our business, we hope to set a second-to-none standard and give our customers the best of services”. Now that he’s diversified into hospitality business, Fajobi affirms his committment to entertainment “everything around me is centred on entertainment, TROY is an entertainment centre&by God’s grace, I will continue to create more interesting avenues to add value to the Nigerian entertainment industry.” He...

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HERE COMES MR NIGERIA 2011

Deji Bakare has emerged Mr Nigeria 2011 while Chuks Obichukwu and Melvin Oduah came first and second runner ups. By virtue of his victory, he is N1million richer, owns a brand new car, going on a trip to Sao Tome and Principe including 5 nights at the Pestana Hotels, wins an Ipad 2 and Blackberry Bold 9900. He is also to compete in the Mr World 2011 pageant.The event which saw Bandele Adebule and Joseph Agossa come third and fourth runner ups were made up of few sessions, such as the costume display and Question &Answer sessions.Held at the Silverbird Galleria on Saturday, October 29, 2011 and anchored by Munachi Abii, ex Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN), there were great musical performances by JJC, Eva and ChidinmaOther categories which awards were given include Mr Photogenic, Mr Sports, Mr Amenity, Strongest Man, Mr Smart, Mr Talented, Mr Physique, and Mr...

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GENEVIEVE INI EDO, OTHERS SHINE AT THE 2011 ZULU AFRICAN FILM ACADEMY AWARDS

Genevieve Nnaji, Ini Edo and others clinched some awards at the 2011 Zulu African Film Academy Awards took place in London. Here is a list of nominees and winners.1) BEST AFRICAN TV IN UKObe TVVox AfricaBen TVOh TV- (WINNER)HI Nolly2) BEST WEST AFRICAN TVTV3 GhanaTV Africa, Ghana-(WINNER)GTV GhanaJoy TV GhanaNTA Nigeria-(WINNER)AIT NigeriaSilverbird TV NigeriaChannels TV NigeriaLagos TV Nigeria3) BEST TV SOUTH AFRICAETV South AfricaSABC South Africa-(WINNER)Top TV South Africa ZTV ZimbabweMABC TV Botswana NBC Namibia4) ZAFAA ENTERTAINMENT FRIENDLY AIRLINES 2011Arik Air-(WINNER)Quatar AirlineEmirates AirlineAir NigeriaAtlantic Airline5) BEST FILM Mirror Boy–Obi Emelonye-(WINNER) (Nigeria)Somewhere In Africa–Kwame Boadu (Ghana)Save Our Soul-Oby Edozie (Nigeria)Fulani–IfeanyiOnyeabor (Nigeria)6) BEST FILM EDITINGMirror Boy-Andrew Webber/Anchew Linton-(WINNER)Bed of Roses-Okey Benson (Nigeria)Marriage Planner –Odinaka Edeh (Nigeria)Somewhere in Africa –Afra Marley7) BEST STORYBed of Roses–Odika Michael (Ghana)Mirror Boy–Obi Emelonye (London)Somewhere in Africa –Pascal Amafo(WINNER) (Ghana)Save our Soul–Oby Edozie (Nigeria)8) BEST SOUND EDITHINGThorns–Cam BinamsMirror Boy-Chigozie Ezeh/Sermon WareSomewhere In Africa –Chucks-(WINNER)Save Our Souls-Kingsley Eigbokham9) BEST CHILD PERFOMANCE MALEMirror boy- Edward Kagutuzi-(WINNER) (Gambia)Master of Game-Rahim BandaCarbib Kwai (Ghana) –Ali Nuhu (Nigeria)10) BEST UPCOMING MALEThorns –Zim Demetria KarongahObsession– Camnchifor Valery-(WINNER)Natasha De Prodigal–Vanessa Adekola (Nigeria)The CEO–James Gardner (Ghana)11) BEST SCREENPLAYSomewhere in Africa- Pascal Amanfo (Ghana)Bed of Roses–Folke Nissi Amafo (Ghana)The Mardens–Emeka Amakaeze-(WINNER) (Nigeria)Mirror Boy-Obi Emelonye (London)12) BEST UPCOMING FEMALEThorns-Zim Julie Boton-(WINNER)Obsession – Cam Ruth NkwetiNatssha De Prodigal –Vanessa Adekola (Nigeria)The CEO-Selasse Ibrahim (Ghana)13) BEST CHILD PERFOMANCE FEMALEEdikan–Sophiana Jones (Nigeria)From Within-Promise Nsima (WINNER) (Nigeria)Widow's Tears-Salimi Akili (Nigeria)14) BEST CINEMATOGRAPHYFulani- NigeriaSomewhere in AfricaThornsMirror Boy-(WINNER)15) BEST...

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TUNDE KELANI TO SET UP FILM SCHOOL

Foremost cinematographer Tunde Kelani in partnership with a veteran Irish filmmaker Cashell Horgan is setting up a new film training school called AFTTA, I.e Advanced film and Television training Africa.He disclosed in a press conference that the aim of establishing AFTTA however is to offer an advanced training for Nigerian film and Television professionals."Training of professionals had been an adhoc exercise over the last decade in Nigeria because just a few have the time, resources or inclination to plan for longer-term training". He...

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“MY MARRIAGE HAS NOT BEEN IDEAL”- KIM KARDASHIAN

Two months after tying the knots, the tale making rounds is that Kim kardashian and Kris Humphries's marriage is on the rocks. Speaking on the issue, khloe Odom, Kim's younger sister claims they can overcome the rough start, "its a work in progress". She said.The couple's schedules since they signed the dotted lines have been tight, moreso, sharing their hotel with their family is not an ideal honeymoon.Kim while celebrating her 31st bday in Las Vegas with her family and hubby reacted to the speculations, "we have to find our home base, it's not been ideal because you are newly weds and you want privacy". She...

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NFF’S VERDICT DIFAVOURS SIASIA

Samson Siasia after an emergency meeting by members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday in Abuja has been relieved of his job as the coach of Nigeria's national team. This decision came after he failed to qualify the Super Eagles for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Appointed as head coach of the Nigeria national football team on November 4 ahead of former Togo coach, Stephen Keshi. Siasia who played 51 times for Nigeria's Super Eagles between 1984 and 1999 scoring 16 goals resumed officially as Nigeria head coach on December, 1 2010 and did not lose any game during his time in charge of the national team. His only defeat came on October 11 in an international friendly against Argentina in Dhaka,...

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A-LIST NOLLYWOOD STARS TO BE CONFERRED MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC (MFR) HONOUR

Five top A-list Nollywood actors; Olu Jacobs, Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Kanayo O. Kanayo, and Osita Iheme have joined the list of 364 Nigerians who are to be conferred the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) honour by Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan. The award is a further recognition of the immense contribution of the Nigerian Entertainment industry, also called Nollywood to the...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SUPERMOM SEASON 2 WINNER

Mrs Folajogun Adesona Mrs Folajogun, a 61-year old trader became the winner of the just concluded Supermom reality TV show season 2. She opens up on how the programme has changed her life for good and many more. INTERVIEW 1) Let’s meet you. I’m Mrs Folajogun Adesona. I’m from Ondo town in Ondo State. I am a trader with six children. I was a timber merchant for so many years and also delved into other trades. 2) How did you get to know about the programme? I didn’t hear about it at all. Infact, I hardly watch television. My second born’s wife who is very close to me learnt about it through the internet. She told her husband who is my son that I deserve to be on the programme, I wasn’t informed until my son came back from the interview. 3) How did you feel when he informed you that you will be on the show? I laughed and laughed. Though I had been praying to God to reward my efforts bountifully, I was so excited to receive the Supermom crew when they came for the initial interview. 4)Your story was aired on the 11th episode, as at the time the programme was about rounding up. Did you think you were going to win or you had lost hope? I was really praying for God to reward me...

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MEET THE 2011 NEXT MOVIE STAR CONTESTANTS

The 'I's have been dotted, the 't's crossed, the 2011 edition of the Next Movie Star reality TV show promises to add some spice to your television stations soon. 24 shortlisted contestants passed through thorough training and grooming for 10 days, lo and behold, the required 16 candidates have emerged.Speaking about this year's edition, Sola Fajobi, Executive Producer, Next Movie Star said "the 2011 edition promises to be an awesome package, the 16 contestants are great and I'm sure can't wait to unleash fantastic performances." The Next Movie Star reality show which is now in its seventh edition is reputed to be one of the most consistent reality shows in Nigeria. As usual, it will be broadcast for 30 days on all major television stations across the country. This year's edition themed "Galaxy of Stars" would spread its reach all over Africa, selecting housemates from all the different regions of Africa and broadcasting to these countriesMeet the 2011 contestants1) Aishat Alli-Balogun hails from Lagos State. She is a Lagos State University graduate of English Language. She is 23 years old.2)Alexa Ehi is from Edo State. She is a french graduate of Ambrose Ali University. She is 28 years old. 3)Anita Obodo is a Delta State indigene. She studied Theatre Arts at the University of Benin. She is 22 years old.4)Beddie Memberr is from Rivers State. He studied Information technology...

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