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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

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Dont u just love this Ghana-Must-Go designer outfit? *winks*

25 Rules of Engagement: Lagos Driving lesson 101

Just read this and had to share it with you guys! Its both hilarious and educating! Enjoy.....

1. When in doubt, accelerate!

2. Be prepared to ram into anything stopping you that is wearing uniform in Lagos (police, traffic warden, FRSC, Kai brigade, fire brigade, VIO, LASTMA, LAMATA, LASWA)

3. If you get caught by any chance, do not allow them to enter your car, if they happen to get in do not drive from that spot (veer off traffic & settle promply), and if they don’t agree, pretend that you are calling your uncle who is in the army (believe me it always works), never follow them to any sort of office except you are ready to pay ten times more than what was demanded.

4. Never give police or VIO your original particulars (whether expired or up to date).

5. Danfo drivers believe they are immortal. Never yield to the temptation to teach them otherwise.

6. Okada riders have a pact with suicide, avoid them like a plaque.

7. Avoid BRT buses in all ramifications, they have no brakes.

8. Taxi cabs (oko asewo) should always have the right of way, all of them have been driving in Lagos for 25 years.

9. Never, ever, stop for a pedestrian unless he flings himself under the wheels of your car.

10. The first parking space you see will be the last parking space you see. Grab it. Survival of the fittest you may say! (Be Sharp!)

11. Learn to swerve abruptly. In Lagos, potholes (and sometimes car-holes) are put in key locations to test drivers’ reflexes and shock absorbers,( I saw one man fishing in one of the potholes last week).

12. There is no such thing as “one-way” in Lagos. Expect traffic from any direction at all times. The okada riders are the experts in this area.

13. Never get in the way of a car that needs extensive bodywork, except you want to spend your whole Saturday at the panel beater’s place.

Morning rush hours

14. Morning rush-hours are equivalent to Lagos grand prix (who gets to the junction first).

15. There is no such thing as a short-cut during rush-hour traffic in Lagos. Everybody might be inclined to take that ’short-cut’.

16. When asking for directions, always ask at least three people. Lagosians always claim to know every inch of the city – even areas they’ve never been to.

17. Use extreme caution when pulling into service lanes. Service lanes are not for breaking down the traffic, but for speeding, especially during rush hour.

18. Never use directional signals, since they only confound and distract other Lagos drivers, who are not used to them.

19. Similarly, never attempt to give hand signals. Lagos drivers, unused to such courtesies, will think you are making obscene gestures to them. This could be very bad for you in Lagos.

20. Hazard lights (popularly called “double pointer”) is not, (as commonly supposed) used to indicate a hazard. It is a warning to you that he is a bonafide Lagos driver, he’s headed ’straight’ and as such, will not stop under any circumstance. Take him extremely seriously especially if he backs it up with a continuous blast from his “horn”.

21. At any given time, do not stand on the zebra crossing expecting traffic to yield to you, or else you will have to explain to the on coming traffic whether you look like a zebra. LOL

22. Speed limits are arbitrary figures posted only to make you feel guilty.

23. Remember that the goal of every driver is to get there first by whatever means necessary.

24. In Lagos every spot is a potential bus stop. FRSC and LASTMA know that too. It is in their constitution.

25. Above all, keep moving. Even with a flat tyre!!!

HORNING IN LAGOS

Horn’ when someone executes a dangerous maneouvre.
‘Horn’ when you’re about to move off.
‘Horn’ when you’re about to overtake.
‘Horn’ when someone is about to overtake you.
‘Horn’ when turning into a road.
‘Horn’ when emerging from a road.
‘Horn’ back when someone horns at you. It’s considered good etiquette.
‘Horn’ when you hear a chorus of horns. Don’t worry if you don’t know what all the ‘horning’ is about.
‘Horn’ when you’re happy.
‘Horn’ to the beat when you’re playing music in your car.

Good luck, as you expeditiously navigate through Lagos and hustle and bustle!

Source: Mayowa Owoeye (facebook notes)

My Boxer Shorts Has Made Me Famous – Keitta



Keitta may have been evicted from the Big Brother Stargame, albeit one thing that has remained in the hearts of all his fans across the world is his famous boxer shorts.
In his revelation to the press at the Holiday Inn on Friday, he spoke on how he went into the competition with just two pairs of boxer shorts (Banana Republic’s brand), thanks to Eazzy who did the packing, though not intentionally, he has actually garnered a lot of followership because of the boxer shorts.
Furthermore, Keitta explained, “what happened was that when I go to take my bath, I wash the one I wore previously and then change into a new one”. The next question in line is did he actually do this routine for over seventy days? No be small thing.

In refusal to change his boxers pant since entering the game, a section on the social network on twitter has been created @Keitta_Boxers1 for the younger brother of the grandpapa of Hiplife. So all your questions and comments alike can be channeled there.
News have it that when he came out of the Stargame, thousands of fans, especially the female folks had to line up in regards to this to have photographs taken with the new wonder kid on the bloc.
With his soaring popularity courtesy the ‘famous boxer shorts’, talks are already underway and as soon as it drops confirmed, trust us to feed you first.

Probably in a few months from now, our son will be unveiled as the new ‘Face of Banana Republic Boxers’. Now we get to understand why everyone felt pissed that Ghana sent in four contestants to the BBA Stargame, DKB, Mildred, Keitta and his Famous Boxers.

More Pics of Arsenal Players in Lagos...........

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Club Promoter Arranges Boxing Match Between Chris Brown And Drake Look-Alikes


After initially offering Chris Brown and Drake $5 million to duke out their frustrations with each other in a pay-per-view boxing match, celebrity boxing promoter, Damon Feldman, has found the next best thing, celebrity look-alikes.

The promoter has successfully found stunt-doubles to get into the ring in Los Angeles on September 22nd. The match was inspired after a bar brawl that took place June 14th. Multiple sources have confirmed that both celebrities attended New York City’s W.I.P nightclub in SoHo, where bottles were thrown, injuring several people.

Additionally, Feldman has also offered rappers The Game and 40 Glocc $100,000 each to enter a match against each other. The former G-Unit artists declined the offer.

DRAKE’S MANAGEMENT SUED FOR UNPAID ROYALTIES.......


Drake’s management team, consisting of manager Cortez Bryant, Gerald “Gee” Roberson, Derrick Lawrence, and the firm Aspire Music Group LLC., is being sued by talent scout James “Jas” Prince Jr. Prince is credited for getting Drake signed to Young Money Records. Reportedly, Jas played Drizzy’s CD for Lil Wayne and the rest is history. From there, Drake went on to release his 2009 breakout mixtape, So Far Gone, and became a household name. Prince alleges that Bryant verbally agreed to pay him a portion of the profits earned from Drake's deal with Young Money and is seeking retribution for his contribution.

Carly Rae Jepsen Gets Warning From Lady Gaga After Breaking Hot 100 Record


'I'm coming for you,' Gaga tweets after Jepsen logged seven weeks at #1 with 'Call Me Maybe.'
Carly Rae Jepsen has been put on notice by Lady Gaga: break my chart record and I will come after you. The jokey warning shot across the Justin Bieber protégé's bow came after Jepsen's inescapable summer smash, "Call Me Maybe,"
 broke one of Gaga's chart records.
"Maybe" just celebrated its seventh week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, which catapulted it beyond the record set by Gaga's 2011 hit, "Born This Way," which managed six weeks at the top.

"@carlyraejepson I SEE you just swooped in and broke my BORN THIS WAY record of the most weeks at #1," Gaga tweeted on Wednesday. "DONT GET COMFORTABLE IM COMING FOR YOU."

Gaga, who just revealed her acting debut in the upcoming Robert Rodriguez pulp sequel "Machete Kills,"
 played some new music for her fans from a car in a New York City parking lot on Sunday night.

In barely audible footage posted online, the dance track plays in the background — the majority of what is heard in the video is the club-banging beat. Gaga sits in the backseat of an SUV as fans call the track "amazing." The 38-second clip ends with the Mother Monster driving away from her fans.

Wedding Banned: Black Couple Told They Can't Wed In Baptist Church .........

        In this image taken from video and provided by WLBT TV, shows Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson in their home in Crystal Springs, Mississippi.
Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson were looking forward to saying "I do" in the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Miss. on July 21. But the day before their Big Day, their pastor told them their wedding had been cancelled.
It was reported that the couple had booked the church and distributed invitations only to find out that the church's congregation had decided that the Wilsons, an African American couple, could not tie the knot in their church.

"The church congregation had decided no black could be married at that church, and that if he went on to marry her, then they would vote [the pastor] out the church," Charles Wilson said.
The Wilsons regularly attend the predominantly white church, though they are not members. Watch the video above to learn more.

Even though the U.S. elected its first African American president in 2008, and the Civil Rights movement was successful more than 40 years ago, the Deep South is still struggling with racism. In March, almost 30 percent of likely GOP voters polled said that they thought interracial marriage should be illegal.

BBA StarGame Countdown: 5 Days To Go!



It’s the final week of the StarGame and evidently, from yesterday’s happenings in the house, housemates are taking every moment as it comes without crossing their lines.
Obviously, everyone would want to live the final StarGame days harmoniously and that’s exactly what housemates are doing. With the ‘Secret Task’ given to them yesterday, there’s some sense of unity among housemates as they try to mimic others.

It’s been 86 long days so far and it has not been easy for these StarGamers, however, they are still counting as the game comes to a spectacular climax in five days time.

All the six finalists including Kyle, Keagan, Wati P, Talia, Lady May and the Masai warrior are very strong contenders thus it won’t be a surprise if any of them walked home with the money on Sunday.
Well, well, who’s your ultimate winner on day 91?

Pastor Chris Okotie Divorce: Secrets about Stephanie’s first marriage and alleged sexuality revealed

The Pastor Chris Okotie divorce saga, appears to be a long way off being settled or even forgotten. A story published in th National Encomium, has dug up new twists to the tale.

Unknown to many, except close friends, Stephanie Adie Henshaw has never been married before Reverend Christopher Okotie in the true sense of the word. The mother of three children from two men has rather been a victim of abuse and ill-luck with a chequered history of marital woes that ended up breaking into pieces her fragile heart.
Stephanie’s first love before Okotie came into the picture was a young man she met through a friend in Lagos. With no intention of marriage, being quite young then, the innocent Calabar girl, unfortunately got pregnant for the man.
She was still carrying his baby when he was shot to death in Surulere, Lagos. The tragic death of Stephanie’s hat would happen to her years after.

“The pain they inflicted on Stephanie after the death of the father of her first child was unbearable. One day, she was invited by the man’s people to know how the child was faring. And before she knew what was happening, they took custody of the child. She never set eyes on the boy until two, three years ago,” a highly reliable source said.
We further learnt that Stepahnie’s son was taken to England where he schooled before returning to the country. He has since reunited with his mom.
Stephanie Henshaw’s affair with one businessman, Mazi Okechukwu (Okey) was totally built on deceit which was not initially to the knowledge of the ravishingly beautiful lady.

Stephanie didn’t know that Okey was a fraud. Okey told her he was not married. He was building a house back then in Omole Estate. Okey had rented a house for Stephanie in Ikeja, Lagos. And each time he sneaked out to see his first wife and children, he would say he had gone to see his mother. The day she found out the truth, she literally fainted,”a source revealed.
It was in-between this affair that produced two sons that Rev.Okotie, who had been admiring Stephanie from a distance started walking into her life.
It was learnt that she was naturally pissed off with the Igbo businessman and literally needed a man she could call hers. From what we were told, Okotie staked his reputation, and risked his life to have Stephanie.
“He really loved Stephanie. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for her. Okotie had cause to jump a fence for the sake of this love. Of course, you already know, he was attacked physically on several occasions all for Stephanie.

“It was this same Okey that smashed Okotie’s windscreen and all that. He, however, had to give up when it was obvious that Stephanie was no longer interested in the relationship. After all, there was no marriage to be dissolved, since there was none in the first place.”
A born again Christian for almost 20 years, we were informed that Stephanie has always known God despite her marital woes.
Our source who had known Stephanie for many years warned those castigating her to maintain their cool. She even threatened to open up on many more issues relating to her four year marriage to Rev. Okotie if pushed to the wall.
Before now, the impression engraved in people’s consciousness was that Stephanie was a widow and divorcee, an allegation her close friends and family members are now making serious effort to debunk.

Relatedly, more facts are beginning to emerge, throwing more light on the remote and immediate circumstances that contributed to the crash of her marriage to Household of God’s Chris Okotie on Sunday, June 24,2012.
Information at our disposal has it that Stephanie was not going to church as often as she was supposed to as pastor ‘s wife. She had also been accused of being stubborn, while another wicked allegation they fired at her had to do with bi-sexualism.
Rev. Chris Okotie’s image maker, Mr. Ladi Ayodeji, in his response to inquiries on the issue that same day said they have no comment on any issue related to Okotie/Stephanie marriage break-up.
“We have nothing to say on this issue. Please go ahead and write whatever that pleases you.”
Meanwhile, Rev. Okotie is yet to say anything about why his marriage to Stephanie surprisingly crashed. He said nothing on the issue at the Wednesday (July 11, 2012), Household of God’s midweek service.

That was also the situation on Sunday, July 15, 202. The charismatic preacher, who adorned a black trouser, white shirt and checked coat concentrated on the message of the day which centered on God’s power of delivery.
And as has been the situation since he separated from his wife, the church was also filled to capacity. Before the church dismissed around 1.30, members born in July were not able to present a drama, No Gossip in the House, which they had earlier announced that Sunday service.
July 22, 2012 marks the fifth Sunday Okotie’s marriage of four years to Efik, Cross River born Stephanie Adie Henshaw crashed. Nothing officially has come from the couple as regards their marital crisis.
Reverend Okotie has maintained calculated silence on the matter since his announcement on June 24. while Stephanie only made references to her marital travails in a recent Facebook update.

Source: Encomium Magazine

Ramadan has crippled business, prostitutes lament.....


Teenage prostitutes rule Lagos Island at night


Commercial sex workers, otherwise known as prostitutes are angry, their anger, when gathered is not unconnected with the ongoing Ramadam fasting being embarked on by Muslim faithfuls across the country.

According to those in the business of bed-to-wealth, the fasting period has crippled their business. When one of their bases in Ejigbo was visited, a suburb of Lagos, the visibly angry ladies were seen sitting at different locations, discussing their fate.

On enquiry, a lady identified as Rose from Edo lamented, 'Oga, since morning, na only one person I don do, unlike before, I for don do like 16 or so. Na Raamadam' She said.

When prodded further, the enraged lady said, 'Oga I no come count bridge for Lagos, if u wan support my ministry tell me, I go do you well'.

In Ikotun, prostitutes lamented that their customers no longer pick their calls, 'since Ramadan fasting started, my regular customer, Waidi refused picking my calls, and its painful and unfair. They should consider our own side too', said Joy, a native of Akwa Ibom.

When asked about her service, the fair-complexion lady who said she's a drop out of Delta State University, said, 'it depends, at times, most of these big men don't negotiate, if you do them well, they can give you even 50k per night. Now we don't have choice because of Ramadan, we can agree for even 200 for a round.

Efforts to reach the president, National Association of Nigerian Prostitutes (NANP), Lagos state chapter were fruitless as the lady was said to have travailed out of the country.

Source: Daily Post

Michel Morganella, Swiss Soccer Player, Ejected From Olympic Games For Racist Tweet About South Koreans

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A Swiss soccer player was expelled from the Olympics on Monday for his threatening and racist message on Twitter about South Koreans. The comments by Michel Morganella came hours after Switzerland lost to South Korea.
Morganella "discriminated against, insulted and violated the dignity of the South Korea football team as well as the South Korean people," Swiss Olympic team chief Gian Gilli said through a translator at a news conference. He said the player was stripped of his Olympic accreditation.

Morganella is the second athlete kicked off a London Olympics team for offensive Twitter comments, following Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou.
He posted the message after playing in the 2-1 loss against South Korea on Sunday. He said in the tweet that South Koreans "can go burn" and referred to them as a "bunch of mongoloids."
The 23-year-old player later released a contrite statement through Swiss Olympic.
"I am sincerely sorry for the people of South Korea, for the players, but equally for the Swiss delegation and Swiss football in general. It's clear that I'm accepting the consequences."
"After the disappointing result and the reaction from Korea that followed, I made a huge error," Morganella added.

Officials from the South Korea team declined to comment when asked about Morganella during a news conference Monday at Wembley Stadium that had been scheduled before the uproar.
Gilli said the player had been "provoked" by comments sent to his Twitter account after the match.
Still, the Swiss team leader acknowledged that Morganella had to be sent home under the terms of the International Olympic Committee's code of conduct, which requires athletes to show mutual respect.
"In this case, we felt we have no alternative," Gilli said.
Swiss media published images of a tweet from Morganella's account (at)morgastoss. The account has since been deleted. The tweet was written in a garbled form of French, appearing to combine a kind of French slang called verlan and text-messaging style.
Swiss officials with the team in Cardiff, Wales, said players were told Morganella was already on his way home.
Gilli said he had tried to contact the head of the South Korean team in London to offer a personal explanation.

"We would like to apologize, especially to the South Korea National Olympic Committee and the South Korea Football Association for the behavior of the player," he said.
The IOC has encouraged the 10,800 athletes at the London Games to communicate with fans through social media, but it issued guidelines on the standards of behavior it expected.
Morganella played the entire game in both of Switzerland's matches. He received a yellow card against South Korea in Coventry. The Swiss drew 1-1 with Gabon in Newcastle on Thursday. Switzerland plays its final group match against Mexico on Wednesday, needing to win by two goals to have a chance of advancing.

"We have to focus on the game," coach Pierluigi Tami said. "The other stuff we don't want to think about. Maybe we shouldn't read any newspapers for the next two days."
Morganella debuted with the senior national team in May and currently plays for the Italian club Palermo.
"We hope that he will draw the necessary lessons for his still young football career," Gilli said.
Last week, Greece Olympic officials tossed Papachristou off the team after she posted a comment mocking African immigrants and supporting a far-right political party.

Nigerian table tennis veteran Segun Toriola kisses Olympics goodbye

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Nigeria Tennis star, Segun Toriola was on Saturday, July, 28th, 2012, defeated from the Olympics in the men’s singles against Swedish Persson Jorgen.
The game which was his second in the Olympics was a 4-1 win in favour of Jorgen whilst Toriola had defeated his Canadian opponent Andre Ho with the same scores in his first game.
The Professional French player is said to be the First Nigerian to have featured in 6 Olympic games consecutively.

Meanwhile the Nigerian Tennis team for the Olympics have lost out in all their games as the female duo of Funke Oshonaike and Edem Offiong were trashed out from the games as well as the last man standing in the tennis squad, Ouadri Aruna.

Governors follies! Nigerian Governors Storm The Olympics.........

 

It sounded so insensible to sleep when ones house is on fire! A perfect adage in Yoruba can slightly be, literally, translated as ” one doesn’t leave fire burning on ones roof while sleeping at night.” Quite ignoble was it when I heard that some governors went to london to see the olympics! Olympics? Don’t ask too many questions. Olympics.

Governors like Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Yakowa, has turned up in
London on an Olympics jamboree, accompanied by some officials of their government. Among others that sneaked past the pens! You ask me how inconceivable their exploits were? They were said to have gone to London on the invitation of the olympics’ local organizing committee! They also, reportedly, “While in London, His Excellency will also follow up on some
investment opportunities .

The insensitive attitudes of our Governors have become considerably unrealistic and shameful. The inhuman exploits of our shameless leaders have reached a point of consideration. Kaduna state’s on imminent fire, workers are protesting in Oyo state among other states! The public funds in question that were squandered stupidly will never go unnoticed! The immunity clause should be reviewed to checkmate this ‘political shield’.
There is no reason rather wasting of public funds on stupified adventures!

Olympics? Jamboree? Governors? Public funds? Investment in ‘London’? May God save this nation from these unscrupulous leaders!

Beyoncé and Jay-Z splash out $400,000 for just ONE MONTH in palatial holiday home

 

They're a superstar couple who welcomed their first child into the world in January.
So it's no wonder Beyoncé and Jay-Z are keen to spend their first summer as parents to baby daughter Blue Ivy away from the hustle and bustle of New York City. For the month of August, the family will be renting a palatial 31,000 square-foot home in the exclusive Hamptons district, the New York Post reports.
Holiday home: Beyonce and Jay-Z will be renting this lavish property in the Hamptons for the month of August
Holiday home: Beyonce and Jay-Z will be renting this lavish property in the Hamptons for the month of August

But the lavish property comes with a hefty price tag, and will be costing the couple a staggering $400,000 for one month only. Equipped with everything from a rock-climbing wall to a virtual golf course and two-lane bowling alley, the 11-acre property was constructed by super-developer Joe Farrell and is currently on the market for $43.5million. The sprawling estate also boasts a children's performing area, skateboard half-pipe, tennis court, spa and 60-foot heated swimming pool.
Palatial: The superstar couple and their baby daughter Blue Ivy will be escaping the hustle and bustle of New York in favour of their calming new pad
Palatial: The superstar couple and their baby daughter Blue Ivy will be escaping the hustle and bustle of New York in favour of their calming new pad

Spacious: The Hamptons property boasts 11 acres of land and is currently on the market for a staggering $43.5million
Spacious: The Hamptons property boasts 11 acres of land and is currently on the market for a staggering $43.5million

Hamptons Haven: The home also boasts a separate two-bedroom apartment
Hamptons Haven: The home also boasts a separate two-bedroom apartment

And if Beyoncé and Jay-Z get a flash of inspiration while living in the Hamptons, they'll be pleased to know the property comes complete with its own recording studio. The couple could even have a few A-list pals to stay, with the home offering a separate two-bedroom apartment in addition to its 2,800-square-foot master suite.
After taking 18 months to construct the luxury Hamptons property, developer Joe Farrell originally moved his own family into the house in 2009.
Plush: Beyonce and Jay-Z's summer home is lavishly decorated and boasts a 2,800-square-foot master suite
Plush: Beyonce and Jay-Z's summer home is lavishly decorated and boasts a 2,800-square-foot master suite

Kitchen: The 11-acre property was built by Hamptons developer Joe Farrell
Kitchen: The 11-acre property was built by Hamptons developer Joe Farrell

Fancy a game? The house even comes complete with a specially-designed two-lane bowling alley
Fancy a game? The house even comes complete with a specially-designed two-lane bowling alley

Since then, he has rented it out each summer for record-breaking prices. Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed baby Blue Ivy into the world on January 7, and quickly became doting parents. The Crazy In Love singer recently said the birth of her daughter made her feel as though she had a 'purpose' in life.
She told People magazine: 'I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.'

Strike a pose: Beyonce posted some snaps of herself on her Tumblr account today, including one of her wearing a Jay-Z T-shirt
 
Strike a pose: Beyonce posted some snaps of herself on her Tumblr account today, including one of her wearing a Jay-Z T-shirt
Strike a pose: Beyonce posted some snaps of herself on her Tumblr account, including one of her wearing a Jay-Z T-shirt

Solo: In another frame the singer stood alone in a dance studio
Solo: In another frame the singer stood alone in a dance studio

Superstar prices: Beyonce and Jay-Z are said to be renting their Hamptons property for $400,000 for one month
Superstar prices: Beyonce and Jay-Z are said to be renting their Hamptons property for $400,000 for one month

 

Celebs Out & About: Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Others



Rihanna, 24, was spotted emerging from the sparkling clear waters of Portofino, Italy on Sunday. The troubled beauty enjoyed a day of snorkeling and diving to see the underwater Jesus statue with her friends.



Singer Kelly Rowland and socialite Lala Vasquez were seen shopping in West Hollywood on Sunday. The besties took a break from filming La La’s reality show on VH1.


R&B crooner Usher Raymond filmed ‘The X Factor’ in New York City, then he dined with Maxwell before jetting off to Los Angeles, where he was spotted shopping with his old lady, Grace Miguel on Sunday. The couple did some window shopping on trendy Robertson Boulevard before roaring off on Usher’s motorcycle.
According to sources, Usher was asked not to attend the emotional funeral for his step son 11 year old, Kile Glover last Friday. Usher reportedly visited Kile just once in the 3 weeks the child lay on his death bed. Usher, who does not get along with Kile’s mother (and the mother of his 2 sons) Tameka Foster, declined to release a statement, or even a tweet in response to Kile’s death.
Although sources say that Usher was indeed in attendance at Kile’s funeral on Friday.



TV exec Soledad O’Brien and music producer Pharrell Williams attended The 2nd Annual New Orleans In The Hamptons Benefit Gala Bridgehampton, New York over the weekend.



Socialite Kim Kardashian and musician Kanye West were spotted attending ‘Book of Mormon’ play on Broadway in NYC on Sunday. Have you ever seen Kanye look more bored? His expression looks like he’s thinking ‘how much longer until we end this charade?’



Little known rapper Big Sean was seen out and about in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, near Chris Brown’s hangouts.

Pic: Don Jazzy and His entire Fam!



Wow! The whole Jazzy fam! So guys do you spot any resemblance? 

Jada Pinkett Smith Radiates in Bikini Shot — 40 and Proud of It!

 

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Will Smith's better half is proving she is just that.
Jada Pinkett Smith proudly posted a pic of her fabulous figure over the weekend with a pretty inspirational message.
"To my Forty and over crew!" she tweeted. "Don't believe the hype... we DO get better with age!"

Well, seeing how Jada's fellow contemporaries like Kyra Sedgwick, Halle Berry and Julia Roberts have also been spotted showing off their bikini bods, she obviously knows what she's talking about when it comes to age being nothing but a number.
Jada gives no indication of where exactly this photo was taken.

But then again, when it all looks this good, does it even matter?

Monday, 30 July 2012

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Indian Company Shuts Firm After Losing Two Indian Staff To Boko Haram

 

The Gum Arabic factory in Maiduguri, where two Indian workers were gunned down by suspected Boko Haram members, has shut down its operations indefinitely.
As a result, over 100 Nigerians working in the firm were told to go home.
The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Mahesh Sachdev, confirmed this on Saturday during a dinner hosted by the chairperson of Primus Super Speciality Hospital, Abuja, Dr. Achia Dewan.
The envoy urged the Federal Government to tackle insecurity in Nigeria particularly in the North-East.

He said, “The factory where our Indians were killed in Maiduguri has been shut down and it has a staff strength of over 100. The current incident that I mentioned to you in detail is a rude setback for people-to-people ties.
“But I do believe and hope that this will not be an insurmountable problem. Soon, the happy intermingling of Indian and Nigerian people in all parts of India and all parts of Nigeria would resume the way it has always been.

“The menace of insecurity is a Nigerian problem and it is for our Nigerian brothers to resolve these problems themselves. I have full faith in the capacity of our Nigerian brothers to resolve this problem and I will like to wish them well.”

Goodluck Jonathan Is The Most Insulted In The World - Sarah Pane

 

The Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties and Social Development Matters, Mrs Sarah Pane has said that the negative use of the social media by Nigerian youths is impacting negatively on the country's image.
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She added that denigrating Nigerian leaders through the medium has become a pastime of the youths to the extent that the Nigerian President has become the most insulted in the world. "This is not the type of record we want. Let's use the social media for positive interaction", she posited.

Pane was speaking at the Discovery Empowerment Programme for NYSC that took place on Wednesday at Alexis Hotel, Jabi, Abuja which had in attendance more than 200 members.

In a goodwill message, the representative of the Director General, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Mr. Salawu Abdulrazak praised the programme and called for greater support from government so that more sorpsmembers can benefit adding that the management of NYSC would seek ways to strengthen ties with the office of the Special Adviser on Social Development in a bid to extend the programme to orientation camps.

Also speaking at the event, the director, Enterprise, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, who represented the Director General, explained the role of the agency in advancing the cause of small and medium scale industries and how outgoing corps members interested in setting up can key into it.

BBA StarGame Countdown: 6 Days To Go!



As I post this, I'm trying to cheer myself up from the sadness that looms from the very thought of seeing the BBA Show come to an end this Sunday. As you may well have assumed I'm a die hard BBA fan and have been keeping up with the show since it began on the 6th of May, 2012. This year's show has been visibly the most dramatic compared to the previous BBA seasons filled with voluntary exits, disqualifications, confrontations, schemings amongst others.

With only six days to go as regards the StarGame show, it’s only natural that every Big Brother StarGame shareholder has a thought about what is bound to unfold in a few days time.
There are also six housemates remaining in the house and these have only 6 days to prove to Africa that they deserve her precious votes.

However, the house has at least seen the strength of Kyle, Lady May, Wati and Prezzo because they have been nominated and survived the chop block before in Upville but the greatest challenge could perhaps be for the rest of the gang who have never been exposed to the Upville chopping block. The two times that Keagan was nominated managed to save his head courtesy of the Head of House position while Talia has had a lucky streak in Upville, the Zambian lass has never made it to the nomination list and has also never been replaced by a Head of House.
Well, the ball is in Africa’s hands at the moment and housemates have to play their part in order to impress Africa.

With six Finalists, we assume you have a few predictions as regards who will come out tops on Sunday.

Who do you think is walking home with the money? As for me, I say let the Best Man win!

Olympic Basketball: Nigeria Beats Tunisia To Win First Olympic Game


Nigeria men senior basketball team, D'Tigers, defeated Tunisia 60-56 to claim their first victory at the ongoing Olympic Games in London.

Lead by coach Ayo Bakare, D'Tigers went on a gangling run in the first two quarters winning both 18:07; 31:15. The tables were however, turned around in the second half of play with the Tunisia's pushing the Nigerian team with speed and superb precision at the basket while their opponent seems to have lost interest in game. Led by Amine Rzig, the North Africans won the third quarter 16:14 and the fourth quarter 25-15. But their efforts could only ensure they finish four points short of the white-claded Nigerians.

For the Nigerians, Alade Aminu led the scoring board with 15 points while Ike Diogu and Al-Faro Aminu got 13 and 10 points respectively. The assists were provided by Tony Skinn (3), Chamberlin Oguchi (2) and Diogu (1).

Get your toes sandal-ready: Five easy steps to fabulous feet!

 

While there are some treatments you may want to leave to the pros — waxing, for example — getting your toes sandal-ready is easy once you know how, and a good pedicure can last up to three weeks if done right. Spending just 30 minutes on a proper DIY pedicure is one of the most transformative beauty treatments you can do.Not only does a good pedi make your feet look groomed, it’s an instant confidence booster.
Here’s how to do it...


Best foot forward: A good pedicure can last up to three weeks
Best foot forward: A good pedicure can last up to three weeks

STEP ONE: FILE TOE NAILS
First, invest in a good nail file.  Emery boards can tear and split your nails, resulting in an uneven look. Whereas, a glass file will give you a perfectly straight line as it allows you to file back and forth without damaging your nails.File nails straight across. While it’s trendy to go for fancy shapes on your fingers, feet should never be filed in a round shape like fingernails. Straight across is the most flattering and healthiest option, as rounded nails can grow into the foot.
If you’ve got a big toe that leans slightly inwards, subtly file the big toe nail in a diagonal line so that the inside of the nail is a fraction higher. This gives the illusion of straight, evenly-shaped toes.’

STEP TWO: BUFF AND GLOSS

Next, use a square block buffer over the nail bed. Buffing nails gets rid of discolouration caused by leftover nail polish or fake tan.
Once ridges are smoothed and the toenails are stain-free, use a separate glossing buffer to create a glass-like effect.

THE 'IT' KIT FOR YOUR DIY PEDICURE

LUXURY NAIL FILE.
NAIL BUFFER
GLOSSER
FOOT OIL

The action is a bit like shining shoes; buff back and forth quickly over the nails until they’re gleaming. Always carry a glossing file in your handbag for those occasions when you don’t have time to wait for polish to dry — it’s the natural equivalent of top coat,’ she adds.

STEP THREE: FILE HARD SKIN

The most common mistake made during at-home pedicures is to file hard skin while your feet are in water. When feet are wet, it’s harder to see what areas need filing. Plus, cracked feet can split in water, which can be painful and lead to infection. So, always file on dry skin. Leave cutting or grating devices to the pros, as it’s easy to go overboard which can leave you with sore, aching heels. Instead, opt for a foot file (ideally crystal) that will evenly reduce hard skin. Always file hard areas, such as big toes and heels, in soft strokes towards the underneath of your foot. If you file upwards, you will be left with a ridge.

STEP FOUR: EXFOLIATE

Once nails and hard skin are taken care of, soak feet in warm water ready to exfoliate away dead skin. ‘When you don’t have an exfoliating product to hand, mix together body wash with a handful of coarse sea salt and massage into damp feet,’ says Dabbs. ‘This instantly revives tired looking feet, leaving cuticles clean and skin bright and gleaming.’

STEP FIVE: OIL AND POLISH

Forget foot balms, for a ‘luxe’ look use a foot oil which will penetrate deeper into the skin without the sticky finish of a heavy cream.

Great for holidays when the sand and sun leave feet looking parched, top up your pedicure with a quick spray each night to keep feet looking silky.



 

The curves that made Kim Kardashian famous!

Despite proclaiming it is her entrepreneurial skills or Kris Jenner's elite managing talents that catapulted her to fame, it is in fact Kim Kardashian's curves that placed in household name territory. And the reality star showed off her infamous silhouette in a plunging red blouse.

Kim was seen exiting a chauffeur-driven car in New York, pairing the low-cut top - complete with an attached belt to accentuate her trim waist - with fitted beige trousers and matching nude heels.

The curves that made her famous: Kim Kardashian wears swooping neckline as she heads out in New York
The curves that made her famous: Kim Kardashian wears swooping neckline as she heads out in New York

Her trademark slick locks hung loosely around her shoulders, with Kim even giving them a flick so that photographers could get a better snapshot of her as she stepped out of the vehicle. Immaculate as ever, Kim executed the look with red nail polish and a full face of make-up.

Loyally pushing her television show to fans, she tweeted: 'East Coast...whose ready for Keeping Up With the Kardashian's tonight? Starts soon!!!!'

Checking they're still there: Kim looks down as she shows off her figure in red blouse and fitted beige trousers
 
Checking they're still there: Kim looks down as she shows off her figure in red blouse and fitted beige trousers
Checking they're still there: Kim looks down at the cleavage as she shows off her figure in plunging red shirt
Flick for the camera: Kim places her hair behind her back so photographers can get a good shot
Flick for the camera: Kim places her hair behind her back so photographers can get a good shot

She also showed support for younger half-sister Kendall, writing: 'Fun dinner with @KendallJenner & @KrisJenner! Feel like such a proud sis seeing kenny model in NY!'
Aspiring catwalk queen Kendall looked cute as a button keeping it casual in calf-cropped white tracksuit trousers and a neutral hue top tied at the waist to show off her flat stomach.

Keeping it casual: Kendall Jenner and mother Kris dined with Kim in the Big Apple
Keeping it casual: Kendall Jenner and mother Kris dined with Kim in the Big Apple.

Mum, you're so embarrassing: Kendall looked more interested in her phone than in talking to Kris

Mum, you're so embarrassing: Kendall looked more interested in her phone than in talking to Kris
Mum, you're so embarrassing: Kendall looked more interested in her phone than in talking to Kris

Kim squealed with laughter as Kanye escorted her to the Tony-winning Broadway musical Book of Mormon. She accentuated her voluptuous behind in a black velvet dress complete with a peplum - a short overskirt that drew the eye to her waist.

It may be the height of fashion but this season's peplum style is notoriously difficult to wear.

Turning over a new leaf: Cultured Kim Kardashian covered her curves in a demure black dress to take in a Broadway show on Saturday night with Kanye West
Turning over a new leaf: Cultured Kim Kardashian covered her curves in a demure black dress to take in a Broadway show on Saturday night with Kanye West

But that didn't put off the famously curvy Kim. The demure knee-length dress, paired with two-toned stiletto heels, gave her a sophisticated air. The brunette starlet completed the look with a gold bracelet on each arm.


Protected: A bodyguard kept close watch over Kim and Kanye as they joined the crowds in the theatre
Protected: A bodyguard kept close watch over Kim and Kanye as they joined the crowds in the theatre
Before heading out for the night, Kim took to Twitter to let her fans know she was back in the Big Apple.
She tweeted: 'Feels so good to be back in NYC! Fun spa day with @lorenridinger & @amberridinger! Now off to a date w my babyboo lol.'

While Kim dressed up for the night, Kanye kept things casual in white jeans, matching jacket and sweater white trainers.
Leaving so soon? A Twitter user said Kim and Kanye exited the show before it was over
Leaving so soon? A Twitter user said Kim and Kanye exited the show before it was over

Let's go: Kanye escorts Kim to a waiting car
Let's go: Kanye escorts Kim to a waiting car.

One of the girls: Kim tweeted this picture of herself with two friends with the caption 'Yacht life with @lorenridinger @amberridinger'
One of the girls: Kim tweeted this picture of herself with two friends with the caption 'Yacht life with @lorenridinger @amberridinger'

The Hollywood duo held hands as they walked into the Eugene O’Neill Theatre flanked by security. The crowds inside the popular show took to Twitter to dish on the pair's arrival.
'Haha Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are here,' one audience member wrote adding, 'Looks like I picked the right day to see Book of Mormon again.'


Bragging rights: Kim reminded her fans that she has lots of celebrity friends by tweeting pictures of herself with Jennifer Lopez, Fergie and LaLa Vasquez
Bragging rights: Kim reminded her fans that she has lots of celebrity friends by tweeting pictures of herself with Jennifer Lopez, Fergie and LaLa Vasquez

Fancy meeting you here: Kim wrote on Twitter that she bumped into her good friend Jonathan Cheban while walking the streets of New York
Fancy meeting you here: Kim wrote on Twitter that she bumped into her good friend Jonathan Cheban while walking the streets of New York

Another revealed the lovebirds failed to stick around for the entire show. 'At The Book of Mormon, Kim Kardashian and Kanye came in late and already left #WhereAreYouYeezy?' the person tweeted.

The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical with a book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators the animated comedy South Park, along with musician Robert Lopez.

Cruising in denim: Kanye was seen holding a DVD of The Interrupters in New York
Cruising in denim: Kanye was seen holding a DVD of crime documentary The Interrupters in New York today
Chance encounter: Kanye and Jonathan smile and shake hands
Chance encounter: Kanye and Jonathan smile and shake hands