The Director of Social Communications, Catholic Archdiocese
of Lagos, Monsignor Gabriel Osu, has reacted to Pastor Kumuyi’s proclamation
about the celebration of Christmas where he warned his church members during their annual
National December Convention which held on Saturday Dec 21st, against
celebrating Christmas, because according to him it is idolatrous and
the whole of yesterday evening watching Hollywood romantic movies. When I was
done, I wept for my single status all night. I felt like I deserve to be
arrested for being single.
These Hollywood guys know how to make love/ dating look so beautiful.
The images I saw of them kissing, holding hands, looking into each other eyes,
whispering sweet nothings (what does that mean anyway?) will surely keep me
depressed for days. When this mood eventually fades, I'm going back to the best
movies for single ladies, Horror Movies!
The Silic shirt is an amazing garment that just
doesn’t catch a stain. No matter what you spill on it – water, soda, or even
ketchup – it just rolls right off the T-shirt. Invented by San Francisco based
student, Aamir Patel, the shirts are made from a material with billions of
silica particles bonded to the fibers on a microscopic level.
Controversial US-based Nigerian soft-P0*n
actress and producer — Judith Opara Mazagwu, a.k.a AfroCandy has returned to
Facebook, weeks after she was restricted from posting unclad pictures on her
page by the administrators of the social network.
Beyonce is just full of surprises these days! The singer
continued to celebrate the release of her self-titled, record-breaking, fifth
studio album on Friday, Dec. 20 with a trip to a Walmart store in a town called
Following her big night out in NYC on Thursday which included a Brooklyn show and album release party -- the "XO" singer, 32,
scurried off to Massachusetts and completely ambushed Walmart shoppers on
Friday at 7 p.m.
Gabrielle Union is
engaged to Dwyane Wade, the couple announced
on Saturday, Dec. 20.
this happened...#Yessss," the 40-year-old actress wrote via Instagram.
Alongside the caption, Union shared the (gorgeous!) engagement ring the
Miami Heat basketball player presented to her when he popped the question. Wade
added: "She said YES!!!"
Tokunbo Melaye's family
have responded to the statement Dino Melaye released a few days ago
on his divorce, and explained why this case is important for gender rights in
On the 18th of
December, Mr. Gbenga (Dino) Melaye released a statement through a certain Toyin
Akande (Esq), addressing the divorce proceedings filed by Tokunbo Melaye (nee
Fabiyi). Mr. Akande is purportedly a lawyer and a family friend. Tokunbo, who
was Mr. Melaye’s wife for over a decade is not aware of any family friend or
lawyer who bears this name.
The former House of Reps member and his wife of
10 years Tokunbo Melaye are currently going through a public divorce with
accusations and counter accusations. Melaye has released a statement via his
lawyer denying some allegations levied against him by his wife while throwing
in accusations of his own. See the statement below...
Chei, Jim can cause shaaaa! Sorry for the ghanian guy. Enjoy the story as it unfolds: The blogger Chris Evans at Ghanacelebrity.com wrote something about Jim being involved in a street fight over $10k...don't know the full details...and the news went viral as Ghanian Blogs quickly spread the word. See full jist according to GhanaCelebrities.com:
For whatever reason, Jim Iyke’s level of arrogance does not seem to measure up to his intelligence—both academically and in live. It doesn’t hurt a lot of people when someone is arrogant, because such a person can be easily avoided, so he can be allowed to live in his own little world of delusion where death can never come to fetch him.But if the arrogance gets out of hand and become physical or probably deadly, then we can jump to talk about it. According to the Ghanaian Times’ report below, Jim Iyke got into a fight in Accra where he has visiting for some time (because of Nadia Buari) and he nearly pulled out a GUN—probably to scare his opponent or to arrogantly fire it…. Maybe he thought he was Chris Brown!
And now the Ghana Times Reports:
Nigerian movie star Jim Iyke was involved in a brawl yesterday, at the
Crave Café at Adjiringanor, East legon in Accra.According to an eyewitness account, some people were eating at
the café, at about 5pm when a stout-looking gentleman in a black Range Rover with a Nigerian number
plate, came to the café. Jim Iyke also arrived about 20 minutes later in
his Sports Chevy with a Nigerian number plate, and engaged the man in a heated argument over $10,000 which later turned into a nasty
brawl on the street. The eyewitness further explained that it became difficult for
those around to separate the two, and at a point, Jim Iyke wanted to get into
his car to pull out something which was suspected to be a gun, but he was
prevented by those at the café. The other man left but returned shortly with two policemen, one
in mufti and other in uniform who arrested Jim Iyke
and took him away. But the eyewitness told The Ghanaian Times newspaper that barely 20 minutes later, the
actor resurfaced at the venue, which created the impression the case had been
‘settled’ by the two policemen. The Legon Police Commander in a telephone conversation, with
The Ghanaian Times said, the men he dispatched to the venue had information of
the scuffle, but those at the scene were reluctant to give the police indepth
account of what actually transpired, and so they were unable to bring the two
men to the police station.
Apparently Jim didn't like the report and took to Twitter to blast the blogger, calling him a bisexual nincompoop. His tweets below:
The Nigerian Senate have officially banned same sex marriage in Nigeria. Man + Man = Not allowed. Woman + Woman = Go to prison. :-). Only a union between a man and a woman in a recognized worship center is allowed.
Hey people, planning to leave Lagos before Saturday 28th December 2013? You might have to reconsider as Koga Entertainment, organizers of Koga Top Ten Mics are ready to buzz the Lagos mainland with a musical concert tagged “Raw and Hot”.
This concert will feature Caro crooner, Wizkid, the ‘original black diamond‘ Wande Coal and other artistes like Sean Tizzle, Terry G and Reminisce.
The music fiesta isaimed at celebrating established and upcoming Nigerian musicians and will provide an opportunity for acts signed to Koga Entertainment to perform. It will play host to Koga Open House Winner Zayo alongside first & second runner up Dris and Skinny Tweed.
Tickets Prices -
Regular - N2,000
VIP - N10,000
Premium Gold - N50,000
Gold Plate(Table of 5) - N200,000
Platinum Reserve(Table of 6) - N500,000
Date: Saturday 28th December 2013Time: 9 PMVenue: Koga Studios, 2 Bolaji Close, Oregun, Lagos
in public health institutions across the country will begin a five-day
nationwide strike today. According to the National President of the
Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, who spoke with a
punch correspondent on Tuesday, he said the Federal Government had
yet to address the association’s demands with the urgency the situation
Nigeria may experience
nationwide scarcity of petroleum products immediately after the yuletide if the
threat to ground operations in the oil and gas sector beginning from January 1,
2014 is carried out by workers in the industry.
Our very own Beautiful, talented Karen Igho took to her social media account on twitter to tell the world that she is sick with Cancer and about to start treatment. We'll keep praying for her speedy recovery and urge Nigerians to do same.
The Academic Staff Union of
Universities in Nigeria have suspended its five-month old strike, the News
Agency of Nigeria isreporting. The union announced the end of the strike in Minna, Niger
state, after its National Executive Committee agreed on new funding terms with
the Nigerian government.
announcement comes with a huge relief to Nigerianuniversity students
who have beenout of
school since the strike began in July. It therefore ordered its branches
nationwide to resume work immediately. Good news!!
The wife of the former Kogi State House of Reps member, Tokunbo Melaye filed for divorce a few weeks back citing emotional/physical abuse, and cheating. There are also reports that he threatened his wife with a gun.
He took to Twitter yesterday to express his 'profound happiness' over the end of his 10 year marriage. His wife's family (the Fabiyi's) has also sent him a warning letter. And another to him family summarizing the experiences of their daughter in the hands of Dino. Interesting family feud: see letters below:
Mr. Dino Melaye
On Saturday Nov 16th, elders from the Fabiyi family, comprising of our father, Pa Ekundayo Fabiyi and his siblings Commander Lawrence Fabiyi (Ret.) and Mrs Alice Ejiko, met with your parents and formally notified them of our family’s position on your long history of assault, battery, psychological & emotional abuse, grievous bodily harm, and threat to life with a firearm to Tokunbo Melaye (nee Fabiyi).
At that meeting, they presented a six (6) page document to your parents cataloging in great detail, your abusive actions towards Tokunbo over the last decade. They also presented a list of six (6) demands, which our family expects to be met by Saturday November 30th, 2013. A scan copy of the document that was presented to your parents is attached to this mail. The list of demands are contained in the attachments marked Page 5 and Page 6.
We expect to receive before midnight on November 30th, written confirmation, duly affirmed with your signature that you will immediately comply with all of the requests. We also expect that Ruth will be physically delivered to her mother’s custody before midnight, on November 30th. The letter confirming compliance should be scanned and sent to all parties listed in the carbon copy (cc) list of this e-mail. The delivery of Ruth to her mother’s custody, the timely receipt of the scanned letter confirming compliance (sent from your e-mail:email@example.com), and confirmation by me via return mail that your response is satisfactory, will settle the matter.
Should you fail to meet these reasonable requests, we will be forced to seek redress for the grave injustice meted out to Tokunbo in the courts. Our attorneys have been instructed to commence with legal proceedings by December 2nd, 2013 should we deem your response to our requests inadequate.
While we wish to maintain this distasteful episode as a private matter, we want to make it clear that any attempt to distort this case through public actions taken by you or your agents will be matched with corresponding public actions aimed at ensuring that truth prevails.
Three years after marrying a 14 year old Egyptian girl named
Marian, which was widely protested in Nigeria, former Zamfara state governor
and serving senator of the federal republic of Nigeria, Sen. Ahmed Yerima, has
reportedly divorced her to marry a new wife, City People reports. According to
the magazine, Yerima and four men, said to be members of the Zamfara State
House of Assembly were in Egypt a few weeks ago for the wedding Fathia of a new
bride said to be 15 years old.
State funeral of former President Nelson Mandela in Qunu in the Eastern Cape
took place on the 15th of December, 2013.Mandela's body traveled from
Pretoria by air to Mthatha in Eastern Cape province, and then by road to Qunu,
where he was laid to rest on Sunday.
Amber Rose uploaded a stunning picture to Instagram on the 14th of Dec. "Before & After my baby boy Sebastian," she captioned the photo, revealing the fitness results she has achieved since giving birth to her sonin Feb. 2013.
Only last week, one of my colleagues
was returning home after closing late from site and he decided to use the ATM
to withdraw some cash, but he was attacked by armed men who made away with his
money and some of his personal effects. Are
there lessons to learn from this? How can we arrive safely every day?
In this week's edition, we shall be looking at arriving
safely, especially during odd hours.
Be aware of
your personal safety when out and about:
§Be alert, walk confidently and
keep to well-lit and populated areas.
§Walk against the flow of
traffic and, if possible, walk with another person.
§Let someone know where you are
going and the time you expect to reach your destination.
§Carry a mobile phone and keep
it safely with you.
§If you feel unsafe, head for a
§Be wary if someone in a car
stops and asks for directions – keep a safe distance from the car.
§Be aware of your increased vulnerability when
wearing personal headphones.
§Do not use ATM or expose any cash or attractive items
like laptops, ipads, iphones, etc.during odd hours.
the bus stop;
in well-lit areas near other people.
your belongings very close to yourself
not to allow people come too close to you, and when they do, stay alert.
using a taxi:
as possible, use pre-arranged cabs especially during odd hours.
behind the driver.
clear directions as to where you want to go and if you are not on the agreed
route, terminate the trip.
§Consider sending the taxi number to a friend via SMS.
Driving or being driven:
company safe driving rules
vehicle always in a good shape so that it will not suddenly breakdown
·Do not stop at
·If you suspect
that you are being followed, drive into a police station or into a busy
location and park.
·Do not drive
on onion bulbs on the road or turn on the wiper and water if there is a broken
egg on the windscreen, these are tricks by the robbers to stop you.
routes; do not enter the house by the same route every day.
·Do not get
home at a fixed time every day.
·Be aware of
the security risks around your home
·Do not park
vehicles at risky locations; by the roadside or close to generators. SAFETY IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY.
Julius Abanshebe Akpong TMIOSH, MISPON, is a Member of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria has published books like, Simplified Chemistry for Senior Secondary 1, The path to Greatness, Reaching the Apex, Atmospheric heavy metals deposition and dispersion in Akpabuyo LGA of Cross River State. He is the publisher of the SuperPsychic Achiever, several HSE articles and bulletins for corporate bodies, international journals and newspapers like Business Insight and is yet to publish his first HSE book; HAZID companion.
Ochuko: Akpos, where have you been?
Akpos: Watching a football match?
Ochuko: Who played?..
Akpos: Ivory coast vs Cote d ivoire
MAMA: How was your paper?..
AKPOS: Good, but I didn’t know d past tense of “think”. I thought and thought, then finally wrote “Thunk”.