Monday, 28 February 2011

Martins sinks Arsenal to give Birmingham League Cup trophy

 A last-minute goal by Obafemi Martins saw Birmingham score a stunning 2-1 League Cup final upset over Arsenal here Sunday as the Gunners' six-year trophy drought continued.
Martins pounced in the 90th minute after a dreadful mix-up between Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and defender Laurent Koscielny gifted a chance to the Blues'.
But it was a disastrous result for Arsenal, who had been desperate to lift some silverware this year for the first time since their 2005 FA Cup final win over Manchester United.

Monday, 21 February 2011

AGN Crisis

Segun and Emeka
The crisis that rocked the boat of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, throughout the greater part of last year, may have resurrected again this year  with a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, on Monday, threatened to jail the National president of the body, Segun Arinze and six other members of the guild’s Board of Trustees, BOT, if found guilty of a case filed against them by actor Emeka Ike.
Emeka Ike is a factional president of the guild.
In suit number FHC/L/CS/1216/2010, filed on 28 January, this year, Emeka Ike had prayed that the court should declare an election conducted by the other faction of AGN on 7 January, 2011 null and void.
He also prayed that the court should compel the BOT to appear and explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against them for conducting an election when there is a pending court ruling that the status quo should be maintained.
Justice Mohammed Idris while presiding on the case on Monday held, according to Emeka Ike said , he would give the defendants a benefit of doubt to prove their innocence before taking necessary action.
The judge is said to have warned that he would not hesitate to send the defendants to jail if they are eventually found to have violated an existing order made by the court, restraining the parties from conducting any further election.
Speaking with HVP on the matter, while leaving court on that day, Emeka Ike said, “ the court order  has nothing to do with me, rather it is Segun Arinze and members of the guild’s BoT against the court.”
He added that ‘the court ruled that the guild should not conduct any election, pending its ruling on the case I filed against the leadership of AGN since last year.”
Emeka however vowed not to leave any stone un-turn in ensuring that he gets justice at last concerning this matter.
According to him, the leadership of the guild violated court order by going ahead to allow the Lagos State chapter of the guild to conduct their chapter’s  election against the order of the court on the 7th of January, 2011.
The election conducted by film maker, Theodore Anyaji saw Emeka Rising_Ibeh emerge as the new Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of AGN. It was held at Calabar Hall, Surulere.
The crisis in AGN started some years back during the tenure of Ejike Asiegbu, the former National President of the guild.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Kelly Handsome builds twelve million naira loung in Abuja

After his beef with Mohit's Don Jazzy, D'banj, Wande Coal, his battle with Chocolate Factory's M.I, Ice Prince and Jesse Jagz, and his unexpected departure from Kennis Music, many thought that kelly Handsome's success story has come to a premature halt.

But like a cat with nine lives, the Maga Don Pay crooner rebounded recently, big time, with the contruction of a N12m upscale hangout in Abuja.

We wish kelly good luck and hope he steers away from trouble

Ambrose Alli Varsity shut

FOLLOWING the students unrest at the Ambrose Alli University, AAU, Ekpoma, Edo State, over the suspension of the Students Union Government executive, the institution was, yesterday, closed down by school authorities.
But the state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Chief Dan Orbih, who spoke during a rally in Irrua, Esan Central Local Government Area, faulted the suspension of the SUG executives, saying that “the students were only protesting increase in their school fees and lack of water, so it was illegal to suspend the SUG. The Federal Government did not suspend NLC during the period Governor Oshiomhole was NLC President, so why are they doing that to the students?
The PDP also called for a state of emergency to be declared in the education sector of the state over incessant crisis that had engulfed the state owned institutions. Students of the institution went on rampage for the third day running and blocked vehicles plying the ever Auchi-Benin Road for several hours before armed policemen dispersed them with tear gas and shots fired into the air.
There was also a reported fire incident that gutted the Faculty of Arts, yesterday, morning which cause is yet to be known. As at press time, the fire was burning as there was no attempt to put off the fire since the school and offices had been deserted by both staff and students.
The Registrar of the school, Mrs Josephine Omole, said the school authorities had advised students to vacate their halls of residence by 11 am, yesterday.
“The closure is sequel to the unruly behaviour of the students following the suspension of the members of the executive committee of the Students Union for breach of matriculation oath and oath of office. All students are hereby advised to vacate the halls of residence and go to their respective homes latest by 11 am.

We will embarrass Ngige,Uba, says Obi

 Peter Obi

ANAMBRA State Governor Peter Obi has told the duo of his predecessors in office, Dr. Chris Ngige and Dr. Andy Obi, that they would be thoroughly embarrassed in the April general elections.
Ngige and Uba are contesting for senatorial seats from different zones of the state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.
But, Obi of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) said yesterday that his party would floor most politicians masquerading as “old soldiers” in the state, adding that the party is presenting “first class candidates that will give the state quality representation at the National and state Assemblies”.
Obi spoke at the flag off of the Anambra South zonal campaign of the party at the Ekwulobia Township Stadium.
He said the state would no longer allow people who view elective positions as status symbol to represent it.
He lamented that most of the representatives elected in the past failed to make any appreciable impact and attracted noting to the state.
The governor, however, extolled the former member representing Ihiala Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and APGA senatorial candidate for Anambra South, Chief Chuma Nzeribe, for his remarkable achievements during his tenure.
He charged APGA faithful to intensify campaign throughout the state to deliver all their candidates at all levels.
Replying, Nzeribe said if elected, he would work to complement the landmark achievements recorded of Obi, as well as strive to redress the present imbalance in the geo-political zones of the country to enable the South-East enjoy their rights and entitlements.
The APGA candidate for Ihiala 1 Constituency, Sir Louis Eze, said Obi had given the state a new image and laid the foundation for sustainable development, adding that if elected, he would work hand in hand with the governor in his efforts to build a new state with opportunities for everybody.
Also speaking, the APGA candidate for Aguata II state constituency, Mr. Ikem Uzoezie, said the party was a people-oriented one that had positively touched many lives and assured the people of his constituency of brighter prospects.
Also commenting, APGA candidate for Nnewi North, South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency, Mr. Chris Azubogo, said the governor had built a strong platform and entrench good governance, which they were emulating.

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Naeto-C, Ice Prince, others for lord of the ribs

Port Harcourt is set to experience a special evening of comedy and outstanding musical entertainment as leading entertainers like Naeto-C and Ice Prince are set to spice up the Glo “Lord of the Ribs” come Sunday February 20, 2011 in the River State capital.
The highly hilarious comedy show hosted by ace comedian Basketmouth is part of Glo’s special package for its loyal subscribers across the country.
The show holds at the Hotel Presidential and will feature popular hip hop artistes, Naeto-C and Ice Prince while DJ Jimmy Jatt will rock the audience with the latest hit tunes.
Popular comedians that will thrill the audience at the event include Gandoki, Dan D’Humorous, Senator, Bovi, Buchi, I Go Dye, I Go Save, and a renowned comedian from the United Kingdom, Eddie Kadi.
The show will also feature a special segment where lucky winners in the ongoing Glo “text4millions” promo will be presented with their prizes of N1 million each.Six other winners will also be presented with brand new motorcycles at the occasion, while five others will be presented with brand new HP laptops.
After the Port Harcourt event, the Glo “Lord of the Ribs” show will move to Kano on the 6th of March before rounding off in Lagos on the 20th of March.


About 2months to a year remembrance of Olaonipekun Olaitan popularly known as Dagrin who lost his life in a ghastly motor accident April 22nd, 2010, His father comrade Olaonipekun a.k.a Bob Neil has vowed to pick up fight with the faceless individuals that use in his son mishap to enrich their pocket.

He explained that apart from the fact that so many concerts has being organized in the past in Dagrin’s name without receiving proceeds from it, some marketers also released some of his past works without permission not to talk of remitting money into the family account. Among the culprits he made mention is the Ace producer “SHEYMAN” who he said have not fulfill all his promises to the family in respect of the proceeds generated from the {ALL STARS TRIBUTE) in honor of the deceased.

Comrade Olaonipekun has vowed to pick a fight in a legal way with all those that exploited them immediately after the one year anniversary of late Dagrin.
y all this,at least shey man is a big boy on his own.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Paparazzi harrases MUMA G

Fashion designer, Zizi Cardow, brought the high and mighty together at her fashion show in Lagos last Saturday. Indeed, it was a swell time for celebrities as most of them turned out for the event in their best attires.

Muma Gee, singer, was at the event. Expectedly, in her usual dramatic style, Muma turned the heads of virtually everybody with her mind blowing apparel. Her micro mini with a long train stood her out from a lot of guests.

While she is widely known for her wild dress sense, Muma still makes many jaws to drop each time she comes into an event. Last Saturday was no exception. Ladies gaped, men drooled, and Paparazzi had a great day.

 One of the photographers, who had obviously taken more than enough shorts, may have felt he didn‘t get his work done from all the angles he wanted to, so he squatted and aimed to take a shot from underneath.

Sensing the lack of decency in the photographer‘s move, Muma Gee screamed, ”What! Look at this guy! He wants to snap my underpants! He wants to take my picture from the floor!”

The obviously angry singer warned the photographer not to carry out his plan and angrily stormed into the hall.
praaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,who send am wear mini be4,photographers make una snap anytin snapable

Sierra Leonean musician Anis Halloway was introduced to the Nigerian audience when he was a contestant on Season 2 of MTN Project Fame West Africa. The Nigeria-based singer actually started doing music in the UK, where he had a UK underground hit single titled “Eyes on Me” which sparked media interest with interviews from BBC 1xtra, RWD Magazine and Touch Magazine.
Anis is currently the host of Nigerian Idol along with Yemisi – he has just released a new video for one of the songs on his debut album – “Small Beginnings“. The song is called “We Nor Wan Dat“. According to Anis, “The story is an adaptation of my experience in the Sierra Leone Civil war, but more so, the concept of the video cuts across the world as it highlights the gruesome realities of war…

Fantasia Barrino: Grammy Boycott Over Aretha Franklin Tribute Snub

Fantasia Barrino wasn't feeling the R-E-S-P-E-C-T, and this is what it meant to her: boycotting the Grammys.

The American Idol winner appeared on BET's "106 & Park" on Monday to explain her Grammy absence, which became conspicuous after she was not there to accept her award for Best Female Vocal Performance. Turns out that not getting asked to join the opening number tribute to her idol, Aretha Franklin, led Barrino to stay home and watch on TV.
"I'm kind of going through my own little thing," she told the show's hosts (via The Hollywood Reporter). "Last night they were honoring someone who is my idol, Aretha Franklin, and there is no way I could have sat there and not got the happy feet and wanting to jump on the mic because she is my favorite so I felt like, you know, at the end of the day I should have been on that stage so, I kind of did my own little thing last night."
Instead, it was Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams and Martina McBride that sang a medley of Franklin's biggest hits.
Barrino will at least get to do a full out tribute to another one of her idols -- she's been cast to play R&B legend Mahalia Jackson in an upcoming movie, a role she's already preparing for by working to gain 30-45 pounds.
The Grammy win (for her song "Bittersweet" and her first in 11 tries) and movie role are a nice turnaround for Barrino, who tried to commit suicide this summer after an affair scandal became public and rocked her life.

OMOTOLA lands mega 15million Naira Hollywood Deal

Omotola Ekeinde, the Private Storm star is on cloud nine recently. The glamorous actress walked the red carpet at the 2010 Grammys and at that same time, in faraway Hollywood, signs a 15,000,000 naira deal with Turning Point Pictures to star in the upcoming movie 'Ties That Bind". Omotola is billed to star alongside two Hollywood stars who are yet to be revealed by the production.

The story of Ties That Bind is about Adobea, Buki and Theresa are three women from different walks of life bound together by a similar pain; the loss of a child. In a destined meeting in a small village in Kroboland, the women journey together to redemption, love, life and forgiveness as they renovate a dilapidated clinic for the villagers.

The film, with its compelling storyline will be shot this spring in Ghana, and at the helm of affairs is auteur after the likes of Abrahamo Sissako, Ousmane Sembene; Leila Djansi. The multimillion dollar movie brings together some ace cast to include John Dumelo, David Dontoh, Khareemar Aguiar, among others.

Kofi Adjorlolo who has been banned by the Ghana Film Industry also makes an appearance in the film. Sinking Sands Star, Ama K Abebrese also makes a return to the big screen in the picture. say, Congrats to OmoSexy on all these wonderful achievements. she deserves every bit of it. Hollywood, watch out for Omotola Jolade Ekeinde.
i also doof my hat for the screen of luck in life

Funke Akindele Denies Rape Claim by Robbers.

A gang of armed robbers who invaded Imperial Hotel, Ebute Meta, Lagos robbed Funke Akindele. According to reports, the actress was lodged at the hotel with some members of her family owing and crew of Omo Ghetto 2. The Jenifa star and the other victims have since the incident been counting their losses while thanking God they lived to tell the story.

The actress informed via a text message that “I was not almost raped, no dollar was taken (from me)”.

On Omo Ghetto 2, she said, “We are through with the shoots”. ?Obviously still shaken from the incident, she added, “I don’t want to dwell on that (robbery) anymore. I thank God I’m alive”. The robbers who shot into the air several times to scare away anybody who might harbour any heroic ideas. The gang first raided a two-storey building besides Imperial before entering the hotel. Eyewitnesses said they gained entrance after successfully cutting off the electric barbwires that surrounded the building. Those present when the incident took place said they suspected the robbers were after Jenifa, as the actress has come to be addressed in movie circles because they knew she was around. “As they came in, they started asking of Funke Akindele but our staff repeatedly told them she wasn’t in the hotel. They then broke into the rooms and dispossessed other customers of their belongings including phones and cash before they eventually found Funke,” a source at the hotel who pleaded anonymity, said. The Glo ambassador who had just concluded shooting The Return of Jenifa lost a substantial amount of money to the hoodlums.

“The total sum of money the robbers left the hotel with was over N2 million. They even took some customer’s international passports,” the source added. As the saga raged, one of the victims raised alarm via a text message which read, “Armed robbers are at Imperial Hotel, Lagos Street by Health Center, Ebute Meta. Help.” In no time, the message had assumed a viral nature, as it became a hot item on blackberry messages and twitter.

As they departed, the robbers smashed Akindele’s Nissan X-Trail jeep, her mother’s Honda CR-V and her marketer’s Range Rover, which were all parked in the hotel premises.

The police eventually arrived. By then the robbers had left. It was a familiar script as robbers have turned Ebute Meta into a terror zone almost on a nightly base.
Funke Akindele is not just a popular face in the Nigerian movie industry, but also can be described as one of its most grounded actresses. Her career as an actress took off as a teenager who appeared in the youth-based sitcom I Need to Know.It was her movie, Jenifa that finally cast her name in stone

Nigerians return home as UK unemployment rises

SCORES of Nigerians in the United Kingdom (UK) have been finding their way back home since January, amid rising unemployment rate and high cost of living in the European country.
According to latest reports from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in the UK, unemployment rose by 44,000 to almost 2.5 million between September and December last year, piling on the misery for households already suffering what Mervyn King has called the biggest decline in living standards since the 1920s.
Youth unemployment rose to a fresh record high, with more than one in five 16 to 24-year-olds out of work after a rise of 66,000 to 965,000 without jobs.
The unemployment rate is now 7.9 per cent, with youth unemployment running at 20.5 per cent.
The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance increased by 2,400 last month to 1.46 million, with the number of female claimants rising for the seventh month in a row to reach almost 450,000, the highest figure since 1996.
The number of people in part-time work, because they could not find a full-time job rose by 44,000 to 1.19 million, another high since records began in 1992.
Long-term unemployment also deteriorated, with 17,000 more people out of work for more than a year, to a total of 833,000.
A Nigerian returnee, who doesn’t want his name mentioned, said that the development had “thrown many Nigerians into the job market and life is becoming more and more difficult. All over Europe, Europeans are becoming very unfriendly thinking that we are getting all the jobs that they should have”.
The returnee told the Nigerian Compass that he had to come back home, after almost 30 years in the UK, to find something better to do.
“Many of my friends have also returned,” he said.
Other data from the ONS showed that average earnings in the UK rose by 1.8 per cent in the year to December last year, slightly down on the 2.1 per cent growth in the year to November.
The government said that the latest figures showed that unemployment was starting to stabilise.
“We’ve got a long way to go and I want to see these figures start to come down, but certainly, the evidence is over the past month things have settled down and we are not seeing the increases we saw earlier in the last quarter,” said Employment Minister Chris Grayling.
However, most analysts still expect unemployment to rise in the coming months, largely because of public sector spending cuts implemented by the government, which are designed to bring down the UK’s budget deficit.
“These data are less impressive than they were at the tail-end of last year,” said Alan Clarke at BNP Paribas.
“That’s probably consistent with our sense that the economy has slowed a bit right in the middle of 2010.”
According to a report in The Guardian, the unexpected rise in unemployment underlined the challenge facing the government in restoring the feel-good factor to voters battered by rocketing inflation and public service cutbacks.
Economists said that the worse-than-expected news was alarming, because it showed that job losses were already mounting before the worst of the governments’ spending cuts started to bite.
Howard Archer, of consultancy Global Insight, said in The Guardian report: “The labour market data are disappointingly softer overall and fuel our suspicion that unemployment is likely to trend up gradually in 2011 in the face of below-trend growth and increasing job losses in the public sector.”
Paul Kenny, general secretary of the GMB union, also said: “This rise is no surprise, since the government itself, with the vocal support of the bankers who caused the recession, is deliberately creating unemployment with public sector cuts.”
Women appear to be bearing the brunt of the latest wave of job losses: the number of men claiming unemployment benefit fell by 5,400 between December and January, but the number of women claimants rose by 7,800

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Don Jazzy denies signing Duncan Mighty to Mo'Hits Records.

Don's tweet some days ago. But in an interview this week with City People senior correspondent, Bunmi Durojaiye, Duncan Mighty was quoted as saying..."I just signed with Mo'Hits Records three weeks ago as a sound producer and sound instructor. I have started working on Wande Coal, D'banj, Dr Sid and the Prince..."

So erm...whattagwan?