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Friday, October 29, 2010

Genevieve Nnaji shines on CNN’s Connect The World!!

Nollywood sweetheart, Genevieve Nnaji keeps upping the ante every single moment. She just got a feature on CNN connect at the CNN studios in London and this got all her fans and well wishers ecstatic. Genny who has been described as the Julia Roberts of Africa and Angelina Jolie of Nigeria by foreign media was the focus of the ‘CNN Connect the World’ show hosted by Becky Anderson which is still to be aired.

According to the CNN connect post curled from CNN CONNECT THE WORLD SITE, “Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji has been dubbed the Julia Roberts of Africa by millions of fans on the continent and now she’s trying to make a name for herself in the west.

The 31-year-old Nigerian born Nnaji is the fourth of eight children and had the opportunity to attend the University of Lagos where she acted in a number of Nollywood production

Genevieve intends on extending her acting roles into the western world, and there’s no doubt she’ll be able to deliver. She is a fantastic and classy actress. Probably one of the finest we have in africa.

For more info on the post on Genevieve, check out CNN Connect The World. We definitely looking forward to the special on air.

Here are some behind the scenes photos of her visit to CNN London center

Nigeria has one of the world’s biggest film industries and produces even more movies each year than the United States.
The industry outputs more than 200 movies each month and is estimated to be worth more than 0 million.

Nnaji started acting at the age of eight and had her first stint in the spotlight in the television soap opera “Ripples.”

One of her first big Nollywood films was the movie “Most Wanted” and the rest is history. Nnaji went on to star in a number of highly successful movies and is generally considered to be one of the best paid actresses in Africa.”

Also below is a video clip of Genny in the CNN studios, london giving a shout out to her fans after the interview.

Woman Gives Birth To Snake!!!!

It sure sounds unbelievable, but a young woman has been delivered of a snake in Umuahia. The woman delivered the scary reptile on Wednesday following hours of intense prayers at the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, along Eze Ogbulafor Street, Umuahia, Abia State.

Chairman of the Organisation of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) in Abia state, Apostle Emmanuel Agomoh, who is also the head of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim in the state said a priest, Apostle Uche Ugwu had engaged himself in hours of prayers to cause the delivery of the snake from the private part of the 35-year-old lady whose names are being withheld.

The snake, said to have been programmed into the woman’s womb since her secondary school days, was headless and tailless.
The incident, which has become the talk of the town, happened around 5p.m. on Wednesday at the church premises.

Daily Sun learnt that the young lady hails from Olokoro in Umuahia South LGA.
She was said to have delivered the snake like a woman under labour following prayers by the priest that everything that was not of God in her should come out of her body. The incident attracted a large crowd.
Apostle Agomoh said the snake forced itself out of the woman’s private part with the intention of attacking Apostle Ugwu. The cleric’s younger brother, however, was able to kill the animal.

The cleric said the woman came to the church on Monday for prayers following the pains she had been experiencing all over her body since she was in secondary school. According to him, it was at this juncture that one of the prayer warriors in the church Apostle Ugwu conducted the prayers that forced the snake out of her body.

“As I was praying and calling on whatever was inside the lady to come out, the lady was wrThe incident attracted a large crowd.
Apostle Agomoh said the snake forced itself out of the woman’s private part with the intention of attacking Apostle Ugwu. The cleric’s younger brother, however, was able to kill the animal.

The cleric said the woman came to the church on Monday for prayers following the pains she had been experiencing all over her body since she was in secondary school. According to him, it was at this juncture that one of the prayer warriors in the church Apostle Ugwu conducted the prayers that forced the snake out of her body.

“As I was praying and calling on whatever was inside the lady to come out, the lady was writhing in pains. The snake even wanted to attack me until my brother here killed it with the stick,” Ugwu told our reporter.
He said such miracles happen very often in the church. “But we don’t advertise it and we don’t use any fetish things here. We only engage in prayers,” he said.

Daily Sun learnt that the lady, who is still in shock is currently recuperating in her village.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kumuyi's new wife was never married!!!!!!

GENERAL Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William F. Kumuyi, recently in London, married Folashade Aduke Blaize,a church leader in London.
Dressed in a modest business suit, Kumuyi watched as his bride, in a pink and purple skirt suit, took the vow of marriage.
In a statement yesterday, the church secretary, Pastor L.P. Nnadozie, said guests at the wedding were entertained at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, London.
The new wife, 65, is a household name in the church as she has been the administrator of the Deeper Life Bible Church, London.
According to Nnadozie, Esther was never married before as she had “committed her life to the service of the Lord”.
Nnadozie said the solemnisation ceremony of the couple’s Christian marriage was held on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.
Kumuyi had lost his first wife, Biodun, in April last year. The death of the woman fondly called “mummy” or “mama” by members of the church, “became a cause for concern for leaders in the church as she was almost inseparable from her husband. The church leaders were so concerned that the pastor must not remain lonely, that they led a delegation to encourage him to begin praying to God to give him another wife. The leaders also began praying for their pastor to get another partner. Although initially reluctant, Pastor Kumuyi later prayed and testified to the leaders that God had answered their prayers. This is what culminated in the marriage ceremony in London”.
He said the wife of the general superintendent is the national and international woman coordinator of the church, a role that cannot be filled by any other woman.
The wedding was attended by leaders and members of the church from Europe and representatives from Nigeria.
Nnadozie said key leaders of the church in all parts of Nigeria, who could not attend the wedding ceremony, burst into spontaneous applause as they watched the video recording of the event in Deeper Life Churches across country on Tuesday.



Mariah Carey announces she's pregnant

NEW YORK – Mariah Carey is going to have to add lullabies to her repertoire.

The superstar singer confirmed on NBC's "Today" show Thursday that she and husband Nick Cannon are expecting their first child. Carey says the baby is due in the spring.

Carey had declined to discuss her pregnancy, the subject of rampant speculation for months, until now.

"Yes, we are pregnant, it's true," she said in an interview with "Access Hollywood's" Billy Bush that was shown on "Today."

"It's been a long journey, but it's been tough because I've been trying to ... hold on to a shred of privacy, and that was not easy."

Carey, 40, and Cannon, 30, have been the subject of a baby watch since they got married after a whirlwind romance two years ago.

They laughed off the rumors when they occurred soon after their wedding.

"We thought it was fun, because they kept saying, 'Oh she's pregnant.' Yeah, whatever. So we took the test and it was positive," she said.

But Carey had a miscarriage soon afterward.

"It was really sad, so we really had to absorb this and take it in," she said.

Cannon hailed his wife's strength for being able to laugh in front of the cameras, but later, "crying herself to sleep."
Bush said that Carey told him the baby was conceived naturally, and added that the couple does not know the sex of the baby.

Besides a baby on the way, Carey also has a new album: her second holiday CD, "Merry Christmas II You."

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I think you will like this story from WhoWhatWear

1. Parkhurst Faux-Fur Pull-Through Scarf ($48)
It's never a bad idea to incorporate the season's animal-print obsession into your daily rotation. But while our more daring dressers will opt for a chic faux leopard coat or a pair of feline-print trousers, Noten offered up a more subtle approach with a cozy scarf. Since the runway's exact neck-warmer is essentially sold-out (and a wee pricey), we think Parkhurt's iteration is an excellent substitute, as it will give any outfit a similarly luxe look. Just take a note from Noten, and pair the purr-fect scarf with a camel coat and either gray or army-green trousers for an of-the-moment fall ensemble.

2. Ines Sunglasses ($11)
If we're sure about one thing, it's that an on-the-go Dries women should always be equipped with a glamorous pair of sunnies. While in the past Noten created a frenzy with printed cat-eye styles and thick white frames, this time the designer gave his models ultra-dark circular shades. Fortunately, Ines has created an equally envious pair that not only mimics the designer's cool, polished style, but also comes with a more budget-friendly price tag!

3. Topshop Shrunken Wool Blazer ($160)
As mentioned, menswear-inspired pieces were one of the prominent components of Noten's fall collection. The runway boasted plenty of two-tone jackets and crisp blazers with contrast collars, making Topshop's shrunken iteration the perfect pick for today's story. There's no denying its rich camel color, black collar detail, and tailored fit make this piece an almost exact replica of Noten's Camel Wool Blazer ($1293, 212.753.7300); it's almost hard to spot the differences!

4. Zara Sweatshirt-Style Sweater ($40)
Of course today's story would not be complete without Noten's key casual-dressing component: the sweatshirt! While we're always fond of athletic gray versions, there's something so lovely and unexpected about this military green version. For a modern daytime look, simply style the relaxed fit of this Zara sweater with a knee-length full skirt, then transition effortlessly into the evening hours by teaming it with a sleek maxi skirt.

5. ASOS Premium Washed Leather Double Zip Satchel ($126)
We have always loved the rugged flair of an army-inspired bag, and today's satchel is certainly a nod to the utilitarian theme woven throughout Noten's collection. The washed leather gives the carrier a cool worn-in look, while its multiple pockets and considerable size provides enough storage room to carry all of your daily essentials.

6. Old Navy Plaid Wool-Blend Mini ($30)
It's hard to imagine wearing a mini skirt in the dead cold of winter, but once we spotted Old Navy's plaid wool version, our thoughts turned quickly to all of the ways we could! It definitely has that chic schoolgirl spirit we love, and would look splendid styled in a Dries van Noten fashion, meaning with an untucked, loose-fit sweatshirt. If the weather calls for more layers, we suggest adding a pair of black wooly knit tights, and dressing up your look further with a pair of ankle booties.

7. Halogen Nora Pumps ($100)
Much like the collection itself, the footwear at Dries this season has a more subdued and timeless vibe than in seasons past. We spotted a mixture of black low-heeled Suede Shoes ($616) and cognac pumps strutting down the runway, which leads us to our next item on the Inspired By wardrobe list: Halogen's Nora Pumps. Simple, yes, but these almond-toe platforms are the kind of classic shoe option that will take you from one season to the next.

8. Bruce II Pleated Trouser ($390)
If you're still on the hunt for that perfect fall trouser, then today is your lucky day dear readers! Bruce II's high-waisted silk slacks are a seriously functional style that can be worn dressed up or down, and they offer a similar tapered silhouette as the Zip Detail Trousers ($733), an attribute we can be sure our fellow dedicated Dries fans will be thrilled about.—Jessica Baker

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Hussein deputy Aziz sentenced to death!!!

Saddam Hussein's most powerful deputy, Tariq Aziz, was sentenced to death by an Iraqi court this morning for being personally involved in the killing of members of Shia Islamic religious parties after the first Gulf war.

Aziz, Iraq's former deputy prime minister and long-term face to the world, was condemned along with four other men, all of whom had been accused of persecuting and killing members of the Shia-dominated Dawa party, which was the main opposition group to Saddam during the 24 years he ruled Iraq.

Aziz, 74, was handed over by US forces to Iraqi custody this year. He was listed as number 25 on George Bush's infamous deck of cards – a hitlist of regime figures who the invading US military had planned to kill or capture.

His family described the death sentence as a "travesty" and said the court that convicted him was like a theatre.

The sentence was confirmed by Mohammed Abdul Sahab, the chief judge of Iraq's high criminal court, who told the Guardian Aziz may face further death sentences in the coming days and weeks.

Sahab said not all of the charges against Aziz related to members of the Dawa party, which is now a key part of the Baghdad establishment and is led by Nouri al-Maliki, who is campaigning heavily for a second term as Iraq's prime minister.

Aziz had previously been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his involvement in the deaths of 42 merchants who had been accused of manipulating food prices. He received a second seven-year sentence relating to the forced displacement of Kurds from northern Iraq. The latest trial started on 16 August this year. Judge Mohammed al-Hassan handed down today's death sentence.

In a prison interview with the Guardian in August, his first since the fall of Baghdad, Aziz said: "Did I commit a crime against any civilian, military or religious man? The answer is no.

"Of course I was a member of the Revolutionary Command Council, a leader of the Ba'ath party, deputy prime minister, foreign minister – all of those posts were mine," he said, before claiming he was powerless to stop the will of Saddam.

"All decisions were taken by president Saddam Hussein. I held a political position, I did not participate in any of the crimes that were raised against me personally. Out of hundreds of complaints, nobody has mentioned me in person."

Aziz's son, Ziad, who was airlifted to Amman by US forces in return for his father's surrender in April 2003, described the death sentence as a "travesty" and said the court that had convicted him was like "a theatrical performance".

"None of the victims themselves accused him of any of the killings," he said. "Not one person submitted any allegation, or made any claim against him.

"My father had been a victim of the Dawa party. They had tried to assassinate him during the 80s. This is just Maliki trying to avenge the WikiLeaks allegations."

Aziz said his father had not been represented by a lawyer for more than 12 months. "Anyone who claims to have represented him recently is lying," he said.

Jennifer Lopez's two-year-old twins Max and Emme

JENNIFER Lopez's two-year-old twins Max and Emme have made their modelling debut - becoming the new faces of Gucci's childrens clothing line.

"It's the first time I have worked with my kids in that way,' said the hands-on mum. It was a totally special experience. I did a photo shoot when they were three weeks old, but now that they are two and a half, it's totally different.'

The new Gucci range hits stores on November 20 and in honour of the international launch, Gucci is pledging $1 million to UNICEF's Schools For Africa initiative. - Daily Mail / Supplied

Nigeria fraud blacklist issued by EFCC

The EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) said those on the list were all being prosecuted for corruption.

The commission urged political parties not to endorse them as candidates in next year's elections.

One of those named, Orji Kalu, is running for president but has been arraigned on 107 counts of fraud.

He is accused of involvement in a fraud worth 5bn naira (£21m; $33m).

Politicians make up at least 40 people on the list, which the EFCC has published on its website ( http://www.efccnigeria.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=15&Itemid=82 )

Thirteen are former state governors, five are former ministers, three are serving MPs, and two are serving senators.

The BBC's Caroline Duffield, in Abuja, says fraud charges are no barrier to standing in elections, and some of those named are already campaigning.

But EFCC officials say that they believe those facing prosecution should not be endorsed as candidates.

The commission is appealing to political parties to select only "credible candidates" and not those on the list.

The EFCC says many of the defendants are deliberately stalling their cases in court so that they will not be tried before the elections next year.


Eva Longoria Sued Over Car Crash!!

The driver of a car that collided with Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria on the Los Angeles Freeway last Wednesday has hired an attorney to file suit against the lusty Latina. Sanjay Sobti — an attorney for Gasparyan — says a civil lawsuit will be lodged against Eva in Los Angeles Superior Court this week, seeking damages for negligence related to last week’s crash.

Eva was driving through Los Angeles on Wednesday night when she ran into a whip being driven by Roman Gasparyan. Both suffered minor injuries in the crash, but only Gasparyan is taking legal action. He claims the crash was Eva’s fault and although he was not seen by a doctor immediately following the collision, Gasparyan’s seeking an unspecified sum in monetary compensation for injuries he claims he sustained as a result of the accident — including back and neck pain, severe headaches, anxiety, and blood pressure complications.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Nigerian teenager shot dead in UK

A 16 year old Nigerian teenager, Samuel Adelagun, has been shot dead in east London by two masked gunmen firing at a group of four youths.

Adelagun, was shot in the upper left chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene in Chesterton Road, Plaistow. Police also found a boy of 15 who was shot in the abdomen. He is still in hospital in a stable condition.

Police say the shooting took place in parkland at the junction of upper road when two gunmen appeared behind the four teenagers and began firing. The group aged 15 and 16 were attacked from behind by the gunmen at around 3.20am.

All four youngsters ran away and then re-grouped in the area and sought help from a local resident where Samuel was shot in the upper left chest, while the 15-year-old was blasted in the abdomen.

The only description of the gunmen is that they were dressed in black and wearing balaclavas. It is not known if they travelled in a vehicle or were on foot.

Detectives from the Met's Trident unit, which tackles gun related crime within the black community, are investigating the death.

Annie Smith, 77, of Howards Road, backing on to the parkland, said: "I heard two males shouting then I went back to sleep. Then I heard three or four bangs. I thought it could be fireworks but it may have been shots. I then heard somebody shouting and someone answer faintly. They are just kids, why were they out so late?"

Floral tributes, including seven bunches of white roses, were laid at the foot of the police cordon taping off the scene.

No arrest has been made, according to the London Metropolitan Police.
A post-mortem examination was carried out on Samuel Adelagun at Walthamstow mortuary, police said.

Pastor Kumuyi remarries in UK

Eighteen months after he lost his wife, the superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has found love again.

The wedding, which happened outside the spotlight, was reported to have taken place in the UK, last Wednesday. However, the bride, who sources identified as Esther, is said to be a member of his church. But not much else is known about her, or about their courtship. Details of the wedding ceremony, including venue and attendance, officiating priests, protocols, were closely guarded.

Responding to a question whether he would remarry after his late wife, Biodun, passed away, the man of God told reporters that it was too early to think of a replacement. It was a highly emotional moment for him, as the bad news came to him while he was delivering a sermon during the church’s Easter retreat last year.

Mrs. Kumuyi who died at 57 in the early hours of Saturday, April 11, 2009 at her residence in the International Bible Training Centre, Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos, following a brief illness, was the National Woman Co-ordinator of the church. She was also International Co-ordinator of the women ministry in Africa and other continents where the church has branches, and was Editor-in-Chief of the well-circulated Women Mirror magazine published by the church.

Pastor Kumuyi, 71, was introduced to the Apostolic Faith Church, and became born again on Sunday, April 5, 1964. He started the Deeper Life Bible Church, which now has over one million members in more than sixty countries around the world, as a 15-member Bible Study group in Kumuyi’s official quarters (Flat 2) at the University of Lagos in August, 1973. Kumuyi was at the time a Mathematics lecturer in the university.

Kumuyi is the latest entrant to the fold of pastors who have new wives: Pastor Taiwo Odukoya of the Fountain of Life Church, Pastor Chris Okotie of the Household of God, and Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of the Trinity House. Only Odukoya, like Kumuyi, remarried after losing his wife, Bimbo.

Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse

Night Nurse singer Gregory Isaacs dies aged 59

The Jamaican singer died on Monday morning surrounded by his family.

His 1982 album Night Nurse, recorded at Bob Marley's Tuff Gong studio, reached number 32 in the UK.

A cover version of the album's title track, by Sly and Robbie featuring Simply Red, reached number 13 in the UK in September 1997.

Isaacs, who was diagnosed with lung cancer a year ago, had been travelling around Jamaica before returning home to London this summer to spend time with his wife, Linda, and his family.

"Gregory was well-loved by everyone, his fans and his family, and he worked really hard to make sure he delivered the music they loved and enjoyed," his wife said.

"He will be greatly missed by his family and friends."

Singer Suggs, speaking at the Q Awards in London, paid tribute to Isaacs, who supported his band Madness in concert.

"He was a great reggae artist and also one of the most sartorially elegant stars on the world stage," he said.

Scandalous: Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace reportedly had an affair with his top banker!!!

The wife of Robert Mugabe has been having a secret affair with one of her husband’s best friends, it was claimed yesterday.

Grace Mugabe also known as Zim First shopper – who is 41 years younger than Zimbabwe’s 86-year-old president – has spent the past five years cuckolding him with Gideon Gono, head of the country’s central bank.

The couple would meet as often as three times a month either at her dairy farm or in expensive hotels in neighbouring South Africa.

Mugabe finally found out about the affair in July when his sister Sabina revealed the scandal on her deathbed, it was reported.

Since then his most-trusted bodyguard Cain Chademana – who is said to have told the furious president that he knew of the affair but thought it best to keep quiet – has lost his life amid suspicions that he was poisoned.

Gono, 50, is now said to fear for his safety. ‘Once he (Mugabe) hears something like that, I think someone will go to meet God,’ said one Zimbabwean intelligence official.

It is not the first time Mrs Mugabe, who is widely reviled inside Zimbabwe for her lavish tastes and expensive shopping sprees, has conducted affairs behind her husband’s back.

One former lover, Peter Pamire, died in a mysterious car accident. Another, James Makamba, fled the country.

Gono has known Mrs Mugabe, who married the president in 1996, for at least 15 years and they are partners in a number of business enterprises.

He is a pillar of the Zanu PF party that has held on to power in Zimbabwe since its 1980 independence from Britain.

As one of Mugabe’s most trusted friends, he has served since 2003 as head of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe – a period that saw the country’s currency suffer hyperinflation of more than a billion per cent a year.

While many of Zimbabwe’s desperately poor people struggle to find enough food to eat, Gono lives in a 47-bedroom mansion with swimming pool, gym and its own mini theatre.

Yesterday a source close to the banker confirmed that he and the first lady were lovers and claimed they had planned a life together after Mugabe’s death.

The senior official in Gono’s office told South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper: ‘Mugabe trusted Gono. He even thought our boss was taking care of the first lady, keeping a protective eye on her so that she could not again be adulterous.’

Mugabe’s relationship with Grace, his former secretary, is itself founded on infidelity.

Two of their three children were born when Mugabe was still married to his popular first wife, Sally, who was battling a kidney disease from which she died in 1992.

Good luck to that Gono man!!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Burundi albino boy 'dismembered'

A nine-year old albino boy is thought to have been dismembered for witchcraft
The boy, was taken from Makamba province in Burundi by a gang that crossed the border, the head of Burundi's albino association said.

Kassim Kazungu told AFP the remains had been recovered from the Malagarazi river and given a formal burial.

Albino body parts are prized in parts of Africa, with witch-doctors claiming they have special powers.

Mr Kazungu told the AFP news agency that Tanzanian police had arrested five people, although there was no official confirmation from Tanzania.

In Tanzania, the body parts of people living with albinism are used by witch-doctors for potions which they tell clients will help make them rich or healthy.

Dozens of albinos have been killed, and the killings have spread to neighbouring Burundi.

In August a court in Tanzania sentenced a Kenyan accused of trying to sell an albino to 17 years in jail and a fine of more than $50,000 (£41,200).

Tanzanian authorities have promised to crack down on albino traffickers, and several people have been sentenced to death in connection with killings.

How Fifa's Amos Adamu tried, and failed, to control the Nigerian press!!

In 2002, the Nigerian reporter Olukayode Thomas began investigating the background of Amos Adamu, the man who allegedly offered to sell his World Cup bid vote and was provisionally suspended last week by Fifa. The executive board member denies any wrongdoing.

Thomas travelled across the country to interview senior figures in sport. Among his questions: how had Adamu, a civil servant, become so wealthy? How had he built up a portfolio of hotels, private companies and properties across Nigeria? And why had he changed his name – with documents showing him as Babatunde Aremu?

"When we met in 2002, I asked about his wealth, where he comes from and his real name," Thomas says. "Adamu's answers were all 'yes', 'no' or 'no comment'. As I left, he said: 'I won't stop your story, but remember, I have the best lawyers in Nigeria.'"

Thomas claims that what followed was a series of remarkable attempts to kill the story, including a visit by Adamu and 20 aides to the offices of Thomas's newspaper, the Guardian, in Lagos. The Guardian published regardless.

The story sparked several new, related allegations about Adamu's conduct from within sport, all of which he denied. There was a claim by the head of the Nigeria Football League that Adamu had sought to have sponsorship money diverted directly to him. Officials from the athletics federation made similar allegations. The Guardian ran a new story in September 2007 – and this time Adamu decided to sue.

Adamu, by now on Fifa's executive committee, launched one claim against the newspaper, and another against Thomas, claiming £2m in damages from the journalist. Adamu said the story impugned his character "by portraying me as an unreliable, dishonest and unstable character who is corrupt and financially indisciplined".

What followed was unpredictable, even by Nigerian legal standards. First, word reached Thomas via an intermediary that Adamu had backed down and withdrawn the case. Checks appeared to confirm it, and Thomas stopped preparing his defence. "The message was that I should try and be their friends, and move on." But then, in the summer of 2008, came news that Adamu's legal team had, in fact, been working on the case throughout, and a judge in the capital, Abuja, was ready to issue his verdict. A shocked Thomas made his way to the hearing.

"When I arrived at the court I was met by a lawyer. He told me he had been on the case for a while, and that he had prepared a statement of defence for me. All I had to do was to tell the judge that the statement was mine. It looked like a set-up. I had never met this guy in my life. I said to him: 'If you are representing me, shouldn't you at least have spoken to me before drawing up my statement?' Then I noticed that the document already contained a signature next to my name."

When Thomas told the judge what had happened, the case was adjourned until March – allowing Thomas time to assemble a public interest defence, helped by a lawyer working for a nominal fee. He had further help in the form of investigations into Adamu's background by the English journalist Andrew Jennings. When the verdict was finally returned last March, it was blunt: Adamu's cases against the Guardian, and against Thomas, were thrown out.

"I am still in debt as a result of all this," Thomas says. "But the joy that truth prevailed is compensation for the loss and the emotional trauma."

Thomas is now working as an adviser to the new minister of sports, Alhaji Ibrahim Isa Bio, who has stated his aim to be rooting out corruption.

"Defeating Adamu opened a lot of doors for me. I get invited to talk about the problems with Nigerian sport, and now I am working with the new minister to help change it. Pulling down Adamu's hegemony in Nigerian sport has not been easy. But thank God for the British press. They have made our job much easier."

Celine Dion gives birth to twin boys

Singer Celine Dion has given birth to twin boys at a hospital in Florida.

Dion, 42, and husband Rene Angelil, 68, are said to be "thrilled" to have the as yet unnamed children, who were born by Caesarean section on Saturday.

The babies were reportedly born healthy but were premature and will spend the next few days in an incubator.

The Canadian-born singer, due to return to Las Vegas in March for a three-year residency, already has a nine-year-old son with Angelil.

A statement released by St Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida said the first twin weighed five pounds and 10 ounces (2.55 kg).

His brother, born one minute afterwards, weighed six ounces less (2.38 kg).

Dion has been trying to have more children for some time and has spoken publicly about her experiences with in-vitro fertilisation.

Last year the Grammy-winning artist confirmed she was pregnant, only to subsequently suffer a miscarriage.

In other baby news, US actor Matt Damon and his wife Luciana have announced the birth of their third daughter together.

The couple are said to be "great" after welcoming Stella Zavala Damon, who was born on Wednesday in New York.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Have you experience this in the house of God?

Upcoming Rapper/Producer, Sazzy Omonbude, is Dead

The Abuja entertainment circuit was rocked this morning by the shocking news that aspiring MC/producer Sazzy, real name Osaze Omonbude, had passed on after a brief illness.

Sazzy was well-known in hip-hop circles in the Federal Capital as a gifted producer and an amiable MC. His most memorable achievement was the release of the DJ Atte-hosted mixtape The Take Over in June this year. The mixtape featured a gang of stars including M.I,9ice and Ruggedman.
Sazzy succumbed to his battle with sickle cell anaemia!

Sazzy was 26 years old at the time of his death.

Domestic Violence? Christina Aguilera Treated For Busted Lip Days Before Divorce Filing!!!

Christina Aguilera was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital with a split lip just days before petitioning a court for a divorce for record producer Jordan Bratman, 29, RadarOnline dished on Thursday.

While Aguilera’s spokesfolks insist the singer’s injuries are attributable to a “simple fall,” tipsters suggest that a domestic dispute may have sent Xtina to the hospital. Bratman accompanied his famous spouse to the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he reportedly told medical staff that his wife had “fallen down.”

“Christina was bleeding from her mouth and had a bit of a busted lip,” a spywitness on the scene snitches. “Jordan told the nurses she had fallen down. Shortly after they arrived to Cedars, Christina’s ‘private surgeon’ arrived to put a few stitches in her lip,” the source added.

In the days following the alleged incident, Christina — who has been accused of cheating on Jordan with other women, including celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson — was photographed with a scarf covering her neck and chin. A few days later news broke that she was seeking a divorce after five years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

If true then, it’s a good thing she dumped him!!!

Pregnant Woman Kicked Out Of Hospital Room To Accommodate Celine Dion

An expectant Florida mother is getting a tough lesson in the social hierarchy after she was reportedly moved out of her hospital room to make way for Canadian superstar Celine Dion, who was admitted to the hospital this week to prevent the premature birth of her twin sons — due next month.

After doctor’s ordered that fortysomething Celine spend the remainder of her pregnancy under the watchful eye of staffers at St Mary’s Medical Center in Palm Beach, hospital administrators allegedly forced another pregnant woman to switch to another room, tipsters tell The Palm Beach Post.

So just what’s so special about this coveted room? Well, for starters, it’s been specially refurbished and outfitted with a bigger bed — none of that tough hospital stuff here! The room is also equipped with a microwave oven and mini-fridge. Many of the accomodations were made because the room had been earmarked for the pop star’s stay. Celine, however, checked into the hospital earlier than expected when she began experiencing early labor on Saturday night, thus forcing the other mom-to-be – – identified as a local gynecologist –to be moved to another, less luxurious, room.

Th displaced patient “wasn’t too happy” about having to uproot, says a hospital mole. On the contrary, hospital spokesman Ryan Lieber and spokesfolks for Dion insist the diva, 42, is not receiving any special treatment at St Mary’s.

So unfair!!!

Usher : I lost my virginity at 13

Usher has revealed he lost his virginity when he was 13 but didn’t know what he was doing between the sheets until he matured.
The R‘n’B singer shot to fame when he was a teenager after being signed by LaFace Records following an appearance on talent contest Star Search.

Usher admits achieving stardom so early in his adolescence led to him being very popular with girls but although he was having sex he had no idea what he was doing.

He told Vibe magazine: “I started having sex at 13. I didn’t understand why I was having sex until I was about 17 or 18.

“Let’s just say this – I didn’t realise that you start to finish. Up until that point, I had never finished. I just always had sex. I understood that I gotta make sure I please this woman, and I hope that her making those noises aren’t pain!”

It seems Usher’s appetite for women hasn’t diminished as he has gotten older.

The 32-year-old singer recently revealed he wants a “harem of women” like Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner.

The ‘Pop Ya Collar’ hitmaker admitted his pending divorce from Tameka Foster – who he has two children with – has put him off getting married again, but he is tempted to find a group of women to have fun with like the live-in lovers Hugh has at the Playboy Mansion.

Usher said: “Seeing how marriage didn’t work out for me the first time, I’m in no rush to do it again. Maybe I can find a couple of women who are open-minded. Look at how Hugh Hefner does it, with a harem of women.”

Lindsay Lohan again escapes jail, ordered back to rehab until January

Troubled Actress Lindsay Lohan was ordered to remain in rehab on Friday after failing a random drug test last month while on probation for a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession offense.
Lohan, 24, escaped being sent back to jail in a brief hearing at Beverly Hills Superior Court. Lohan, who was in court on Friday, has spent the last three weeks in a voluntary drug and alcohol rehab program in California after admitting she had tested positive for cocaine.

Beverly Hill Superior Court judge Elden Fox on Friday ordered Lohan to remain there rather than sending her back to jail. He set another hearing for February 25. The former teen idol’s movie career has been derailed for three years because of failed drug tests, missed alcohol education classes, stints in rehab and three brief spells in jail.
Friday’s hearing follows a failed court-ordered drug test in September shortly after she was released early from a rehabilitation program and served two weeks of a 90-day jail sentence for violating her probation in the 2007 case.

Hopefully she’ll get it together this time,even thouh we won’t be surprised if she didn’t

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Van Damme says he didn't have a heart attack

What heart attack? Jean-Claude Van Damme says he's feeling fine, thank you very much -- but that might not be all there is to the story.

"Hours ago, I read a rumor online about me suffering heart attack!!," the actor's Facebook page reads. "Please, do not believe all what you read from rumors on any unofficial JCVD sites. Jean-Claude Van Damme is 100% healthy, training well for taking the fight and sending his fans & friends much love."

TwitchFilm.net reported Tuesday that Van Damme had suffered a minor heart attack the previous week in New Orleans, on location for his film, "Weapon." A Ministry request for comment Tuesday from a Van Damme rep wasn't answered, but MTV News was told in an e-mail, "He is okay."

Now, TwitchFilm said its original information came off a Van Damme fan discussion board, where an administrator identified a minor heart attack as the "complication" in New Orleans that forced the crew to film scenes without the star -- and a look at the ongoing exchange at VanDammeFan.net is pretty interesting.

Sheldon Lettich, who wrote Van Damme's "Bloodsport," "Lionheart," "Legionnaire" and "Double Impact," participates on that fan board, according to his own website. In response to forum members who questioned the veracity of the site administrator's report, Lettich posted that nobody who'd been on location had mentioned it "because we were asked -- by JC and his agent -- to keep it quiet until they could release a statement. Guess the cat somehow got out of the bag before they could do that."
Lettich also posted, "JC felt some tightness in his chest just hours after he'd arrived in New Orleans, and checked himself into a local hospital for tests." He noted that Van Damme's wife, Gladys, had flown in and stayed by her husband's side for the duration.

Discussion of the story and how it had blown up was still going strong Wednesday in that thread, which you can read for yourself here. Warning: It's a lengthy chat.

An e-mail inquiry to Lettich's rep for comment was not immediately returned. We'll update if we hear back.

Beyonce reportedly pregnant!!!

Beyonce Knowles is reportedly pregnant with her first child.

The famous singer – who is married to hip-hop superstar Jay-Z – was said to be shocked when she discovered she was expecting, but is now thrilled with the news.

A source told Us Weekly magazine: “B was shocked. She loves kids, but she wasn’t ready to be a mother just yet. She really wanted to get her album done and tour the world again.”

Another insider added: “She now knows this is a gift from God and she’s so happy.”

Friends of the couple – who married in 2008 – have expressed their delight at the news, saying they will make wonderful parents.

Record executive Kevin Liles – a close friend of Jay-Z – said: “Jay has been all about family since I met him, and he’s always going to be. I wish them the best.”

Beyonce’s sister Solange added:

“She’s got the most beautiful heart. She’ll be a great mom.”

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gross!!! Lady Gaga's Meat DRESS!!

Attention-Seeker Lady Gaga has once again raised eyebrows by wearing an outfit made of raw meat to the MTV Video Music Awards. The 24-year-old ‘Bad Romance’ singer wore a dress, boots, hat and purse made of animal flesh as she collected one of eight gongs on stage in Los Angeles.
The beef-clad pop queen linked her latest bizarre ensemble to a battle for civil rights – insisting: “I am not a piece of meat,” reports the Sun. She claimed it was tied in with a protest against the US military”s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which stops gays admitting their sexuality.

Insisting she did not mean to upset vegetarians, she said: “If we don’t stand up for what we believe in and fight for our rights pretty soon, we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones. And I am not a piece of meat.”


Kim Kardashian goes Nude for W Magazine

Last month Kim Kardashian was blabbing about how she regretted posing nude for Playboy and pretended to be upset about new photos of her being released online. So we’re a bit surprised to see her Naked on the cover of this month’s W magazine…
Actually we’re not, Kim being the attention-whore she is was simply peeved that those new Playboy images would upstage her new set of nude photos!

The reality star appears on totally nude cover of the November issue of W Magazine cover for its annual art issue save for some strategically placed text boxes over her famous curves.

And pictures inside the magazine spread see her completely nude except for a slathering of silver paint, showing off her huge bottom in all its glory.

Halle Berry Sizzles at Spike TV’s Scream 2010 Awards

Halle Berry was a vision in gold as she attended Spike TV’s Scream 2010 Awards in Los Angeles, California on Saturday night (October 16).

Skipping out on the red carpet, the Oscar-winning actress took the stage at The Greek Theatre to speak to the audience during the pre-recorded annual ceremony.
Does she ever look bad?

Teen Sex Addict Gets Tyra Banks in Trouble

Just because Tyra is off the air doesn't mean the drama is over just yet.

Tyra Banks is in hot water over a segment on her defunct talk show that focused on teen sex addicts.

The mother of a 15-year-old who appeared on the episode is suing the supermodel for $3 million, with claims that her daughter didn't get her permission to go on the show.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pregnant Celine Dion Hospitalized!!

Céline Dion is taking a pregnancy precaution.

The Grammy-winning singer has been admitted to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., to prevent the early delivery of her twins, according to a statement released by her rep.

The decision was made on the advice of Dion's physicians so that she'll be in close contact with her doctors, who can properly observe the 42-year-old leading up to the babies' arrival.

Her rep insists Dion's hospital stay should not be cause for alarm, saying that this is merely "the standard of care for any patient with twin pregnancy in this clinical setting."

Dion and her husband, René Angelil, are already the proud parents of 9-year-old René-Charles.

Rest easy, Céline!

Interesting facts about girls....

Guys never notice differences in their friend's appearance unless the difference is too obvious (like a very poor haircut that leaves the scalp like a partially mowed lawn). But with girls, it's not the case... Try walking to your friend who is a girl (the phrase girl friend avoided for obvious reasons) with a small stain on your shirt which is usually unnoticeable. Chances are that you would get caught within the first couple of minutes.

Guys try their best to be caring but come on... they are not designed for that! Girls often tend to care more than what you want them to and often that makes them question every 10-15 seconds about your wellness. If you are down with fever and you let your best friend who is a girl (quite funny to type) know, chances are that you'll end up answering the phone at least 20 times that day!
Almost everyone has some childishness in him/her. The famous quote "There is no point growing up if you cannot be a child at times" is an illustration of that fact. However, the proportion of girls I've observed to be childish is much higher than what I observed in guys!
Even the most silent girl is highly talkative within her group. With guys a reserved guy is a reserved guy wherever he is but with girls, a reserved girl acts differently when she is with her friends and when she is in a larger gang.
I might be generalizing a bit too much here. But many girls are possessive about their friends and belongings! At least that is my observation.
A girl who stays at home knows much more than a guy who is hanging out most of the day!
Independently dependent:
Girls seem to depend on someone way too much either emotionally or personally but at the same time they easily switch preferences. Someone who was inevitable a couple of years back becomes a good friend today and a good contact tomorrow. At any point, a person who shows a lot of interest on her is always considered the best by a girl! Again, may be I'm generalizing... But that's something I observed out of my experiences.
Emotional handicap:
With the brain being locked in an emotional trap, girls usually end up taking decisions purely out of their heart which in most cases will not be correct. Ironically, even after realizing that they made a mistake, it is next to impossible for them to correct that.
Hypocrisy when it comes to guys:
Girls enjoy guys falling for them but many do not want to reveal that. A beautiful girl almost always confirms that the guys around her are interested in her through unnoticeable gestures. Guys however strong just start shaking at the sight of a beautiful girl staring at them and get caught. But a girl never reveals anything more than a smile at the corner of her lips... Gets hard for the guys to assess her pulse

Kim Kardashian’s 30th Birthday Bash

Kim Kardashian celebrated her 30th birthday at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas on Friday night (October 15). Surrounded by dear friends and family, the reality star said: “I have mixed feelings. Sometimes I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I’m turning 30,’ and I’m freaking out. Like, it sounds so old. And then the other half of me is like, I feel so accomplished and it’s really no different than 29.”

Jessica Simpson Is In Love!!!

Jessica Simpson, 30, opened up about her new men of several months Eric Johnson. She told People: “As far as Eric and I go, we’re just best friends. He’s my dude! I love him.
Tomorrow we’re having a long day off. He loves art. So, we go to art galleries, and he loves photography. It’s cool.
This [relationship] is just normal, thank God. He’s very, very supportive. [I] couldn’t ask for a better man in my life right now.
I never go to that because I already went there, so, I’m not gonna jinx my own self. He’s the one for me right now! I’m very happy, I’m in a great place and if right now could last forever, I’d take it.”

Christina Aguilera splits from husband

According to reports by the US Weekly, singer Christina Aguilera has separated from her husband Jordan Bratman for ‘a few months’. They also have a son together – Max, who is 2 years old. They met for the first time 8 years ago. They dated for a while before deciding to tie the knot in 2005.

There were reports that the 29-year-old singer and the 33-year-old music executive Jordan Bratman have already been separated for a few months. The reason responsible for the separation is yet to be clearly known.

It does seem surprising that the couple decided to separate for a while, because some time ago, in an interview the singer had said that she was very happy in her marriage.

However neither Christina nor Jordan have firmly decided whether they want a divorce or not. According to sources, this is just a trial separation and they both want to see how things turn out eventually.

According to sources, “They were very much in love. But over the last six months, it became clear they were more like friends than husband and wife.”

The singer also tried to rekindle the romance in their marriage with a proposed vacation but things didn’t turn out the way that she expected.

Rapper T.I. jailed for 11 months after violating probation with drug arrest

New York, Oct 16 : Rapper T.I. has been sent back to jail for 11 months for violating probation with drug arrest.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, Jr., previously served behind bars for 10 months on federal weapons charges, reports the New York Daily News.

A federal judge revoked the rap superstar's probation in reaction to his arrest last month in Los Angeles on suspicion of drug possession, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office said.

Before the judge's ruling, the Grammy winner had pleaded for mercy, telling the court that he needs help for drug addiction.

The rapper and record producer documented his drug addictions and legal problems on the MTV reality series, "T.I.'s Road to Redemption."

Brett Favre has More Mistresses Than Tiger Woods???

Brett Favre is said to have a toilet seat list of mistresses more so than Tiger Woods! OMG! Looks like we’ll be writing more of Favre for a while.
One of the top celebrity scandal attorneys tells Kikster; ” I have been approached by numerous females claiming that they have had affairs with Brett Favre. We are doing our due diligence on the matter, but from the looks of it… Brett is going to give Tiger a run for his money.”

Justin Bieber Assaulted A Boy At Laser Tag?

Justin Bieber linked to an assault investigation by the RCMP in Richmond, Vancouver. According to police, the owner of the laser tag center ejected 16-year-old Bieber who was with his two bodygurads.
A staff member who wished to remain anonymous told Zack Taylor that “the 12-year-old kid was surrounding Justin in the corner with his other little friends and shooting him during the game with their laser guns. Justin did what any other person would do during a laser tag game, and was just trying to get away from getting shot at and accidentally hit the kid while running away.”

Lady Gaga’s photoshoot....

Lady Gaga posed for renown photograph David LaChapelle along with Kanye West … I guess she forgave him for dumping her and canceling their world tour; after all she’s doing well by herself.

Anyway we just had to show it. No matter how much she provokes.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Funke Akindele robbed

Dare devil-armed robbers, last week, robbed star actress, Funke Akindele at gun point in Ojodu area of Lagos. The popular actress, popularly known as ‘Jenifa’ was returning home from a visit and was in the car with some people when the armed men double-crossed her car and demanded that she handed over her valuables or risk being shot.

The actress, it was learnt, promptly obeyed and gave the sons of the gun her Blackberry phones and a bag full of money. One of the armed men who recognized her later threw a bundle of N50 000 into the car saying: ‘Jenifa, use that one to take care of yourself’. Funke was said to have been visibly shaken after the encounter and left the venue thanking God that her life was spared.

A close aide of the actress told Showbiz Now that the actress is still in a state of shock, lamenting the loss of enormous contacts and an undisclosed amount of money. ‘Funke cannot talk much now o. She is still in shock but grateful no one was hurt in the car’.

The actress, we learnt, has also postponed the premiere of her highly anticipated movie, Omo Ghetto which was to take place at the National Arts Theatre on October 24. The reason behind the postponement is still unclear and no one can say for sure if the robbery incident has anything to do with it.

Saturday, October 16, 2010



Cossy detained!

Commotion Cossy as we’d like to call her because of her now legendary brachial attributes, is a personality many husbands, bachelors and young men would want to read about anytime of the day. And as a personality, Cossy has become an item many a wife would not want on their menu list or served up their tables even for breakfast.

But rather than tormenting souls with her ‘huge mammary gift of nature’ Cossy Orjiakor the Boobs queen has been cooling her feet at the Ilasan police station, Jakande First Gate on the Lagos Island. And for more than 34 hours she did just that behind the counters.

Problem started when a suspect was caught trying to break into her Ilasan residence. The locals in the area who knew the actress very well descended on the suspect and took to the street code of conduct by meting out the ever popular jungle justice even before Cossy could appear on the scene. She was said to have gone out for her daily business.

According to her, she called the police but was told that the police had no vehicle that could travel up the bumpy road to her house.


They prevailed on her to wait until they could get a good SUV that could manage the road.

The so-called help did not come and she had to dial 767 for help and she was advised to take the suspect to the police station by herself.

She said “ I felt very uncomfortable but accepted to help as the Baale of the Ilasan at this time was also involved”.

So, with the Baale and the many locals who had come to help her she headed for the Ilasan Police Staton.
Unknown to her the Divisional Police Office of the Station, a certain Mr. Ekpo had other ideas. The moment they dragged in the suspect the D.P.O. accused them of taking the laws into their own hands by meting out justice on the suspect and concluded the suspect was not caught in the act at all.

After being delayed for more than three hours, she called 112 and somehow her gesture was misunderstood by the DPO who charged her for assault.

“Immediately after this, the suspect was released and allowed to go and treat himself in some undisclosed hospital” Cossy revealed. “Thereafter, I was detained with the Baale and we have remained behind the counters for the past 32 hours”, an angry Cossy confirmed to this writer on Wednesday evening

When Showtime got in touch with the DPO, Mr Ekpo of Ilasan police station, the police officer confirmed the story and agreed the sexy actress has been in their custody for sometime but debunk the allegation that he has held her and the Baale unlawfully.

According to the DPO “ They had apprehended an innocent man and had beaten him thoroughly without no just course. As a police officer it is my job to investigate and I have investigated that no one had any proof that the suspect in question is a buglar”.

Yet coming from Cossy, the Baale and a handful of the local it is evident that they have been held under detention for more than 32 hours. This has probably put paid to all the plans for the sultry actress to celebrate her birthday today, Ocober 16th.

Alicia Keys Welcome Baby Boy.....

Alicia Keys gave birth Thursday to Egypt Daoud Dean, her son with producer husband Swizz Beatz.

"Swizz 'Kaseem Dean' Beatz, 32 and Alicia Keys, 29 welcomed their first child together, a son Egypt Daoud Dean on October 14th in New York City," a rep for the couple confirmed to MTV News. "Egypt is welcomed by Beatz's three other children."

On Thursday, Swizz hit Twitter and reflected on his good fortunes: "I'm so thankful for everything I been blessed with in my life wowwwwww! #realtalk"

Swizz has two sons, Kasseem Jr. and Prince, and a daughter from previous relationships; Egypt is Keys' first child. The couple announced they were expecting in late May, at the same time they revealed they were engaged.

Keys and Beatz got married July 31 at a private home overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in a ceremony presided over by Dr. Deepak Chopra.

A few weeks after the pair announced their engagement, Swizz gushed to MTV News about working with his lady the studio. "Me and AK, we just love music," Swizzy said. "When we in the studio, we work on a lot of things that ain't planned. We was just in the studio vibing on some stuff for her album, vibing on some stuff for my album. We might use it, we might not use it. Anytime we in the studio, it's just musical genius, minds connecting on another level, which is always cool."

AbdulMuttallab seeks to represent himself in court

NIGERIAN accused of trying to blow up a US-bound airliner with a bomb sewn into his underwear, last December 25, yesterday, said he wanted to represent himself in court.

Appearing in a Detroit court for the first time since January, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab rejected a judge’s advice that he retain a lawyer.

Abdulmutallab indicated he intended to plead guilty to some of the charges.


He was charged with the attempted murder of 290 jet passengers on December 25, 2009.
Abdulmutallab is also charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

The jet landed safely in Detroit after crew and passengers overpowered him.
In federal court in Detroit on Monday, Abdulmutallab asked US District Judge Nancy Edmunds how he could go about pleading guilty to some of the counts.

She replied that she could not advise him on the matter, and assigned a lawyer to be available to assist him in representing himself.

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