Friday, March 23, 2012

Kim Kardashain Flour-Bombed

Kim Kardashian was assaulted Thursday night by a woman who threw white powder all over her, and it was concerning enough to call out the fire department.
Kim was at the London Hotel in West Hollywood for an event touting her new fragrance line, True Reflection.  She was walking the red carpet when a woman threw the white powder at her from behind, covering her back and her hair.  During the incident, the attacker shouted, "Fur hag." 
Kim went to a private room, took the jacket off, brushed the powder off her hair and returned to the event.  But the fire department had to examine the powder and deal with any possible danger.
They determined it was cooking flour.
The woman who threw the powder was detained by cops, but according to the Sheriff's Department Kim decided NOT to press charges and the woman was released. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Does Ray J Really Have Whitney's Sex Tape?

Whitney Dated Ray J, Brandy's younger brother?????? This oyinbos will never stop surprising me - and I seriously pray there's no sex tape!

Whitney Houston's boyfriend Ray J reportedly made "a ton" of sex tapes with the late singer. It is claimed the 31-year-old rapper - who famously starred in a sex tape with Kim Kardashian - has a whole raft of racy films and pictures made during his on-and-off relationship with Whitney.

According to Star magazine, the Houstons have begged him not to release anything - but Ray strongly denies any such material exists.
A source said: "[The Houstons have] been in contact with Ray and told him they do not want any photos or videos painting her in a bad light to come out.
"[They] explained to Ray that now is the time to honour Whitney, not drag her legacy down."
But Courtney Barnes, spokesperson for Ray J blasted the accusations, telling the Daily Mail newspaper: "The despicable tabloid report claiming the existence of a sex tape between Ray J and Whitney Houston is not true. There is no sex tape.
"This story along with so many others have been released to sell magazines. There is no sex tape or explicit photos."
Meanwhile, Whitney - whose lifeless body was found submerged in the bath of her hotel suite on February 11 - is said to have adored her lover.
The source added: "[She] loved doting on him and would have done anything he asked." 

Late MC's Loph's Wife Delivers A Baby Boy

In what looks like a scene from a movie, late MC Loph of the Osondi Owendi remix fame, seems to have come back to life! The late artiste's wfiancee was delivered of a baby boy,and many people say the baby looks every inch like his late father.
MC Loph and his fiancee were involved in an accident on their way to the village last year, and he died. Thankfully, the lady survived. I learnt they were travelling to the village for their traditional marriage.
MC Loph is dead but it's comforting to know that he did not 'die off' afterall.
Welcome to the world, son!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

World's Highest Paid Players

Lionel Messi - £27.3million
 David Beckham - £26 million
 Cristiano Ronaldo - £24.1 million
 Samuel Eto'o - £19.3 million
 Wayne Rooney - £17 million
 Sergio Aguero - £15.5 million
 Yaya Toure - £14.5 million
 Fernando Torres - £13.8 million 
 Kaka - £12.8 million

Phillip Lahm -  £11.8 million

Porsche,Aston Martins,Champagne and Nigeria’s Rich

I love this piece. Please read and enjoy the irony of the story.

Nigeria’s super rich are no strangers to conspicuous consumption, and there’s no better way to flaunt your wealth than by buying a brand new European sports car. 
German carmaker Porsche officially opened a new car dealership on Friday in the heart of Lagos’ wealthiest district, Victoria Island, a place with one of the world’s highest concentrations of millionaires.
There are already dealerships specialising in Aston Martin and Lamborghini, but Porsche hopes to capitalise on a promise of providing sturdier vehicles that can cope with Nigeria’s rough roads. Its presence is being seen as a vote of confidence in the West African nation’s fast-growing economy.

Porsche also plans to set up an operation in the capital Abuja, where roads are newly built – a better market for the 911 sports model – and where politicians are amongst the world’s most highly paid.
“The African continent, and in particular Nigeria, is of growing importance to us at Porsche,” the company’s Middle East and Africa head George Wills said, unveiling the new 911 model.
High-end goods producers are increasingly targeting sub-Saharan Africa, as its economic growth starts to dwarf other continents and rich Western countries face a slowdown.
Nigeria, Africa’s second biggest economy, grew 7.68 percent in the last quarter of 2011, one of the fastest in the world.
Two of Africa’s top five richest men are Nigerian.

“We’re quite confident the numbers will be strong,” Wills told Reuters in front of the new 911 sports car, after a Porsche official revved its engine for flashing cameras.
“It’s difficult to put a finite number on it, but certainly enough to give a return on this investment,” he added.
Porsche Nigeria general manager Julian Hardy estimates 200 Nigerians own Porsches – the dealership had been running prior to the official launch since July and sold an undisclosed number, and rich Nigerians have been importing them for decades.

At a party to celebrate Porsche’s launch, Nigerians in sharp suits and cocktail dresses drank martinis and danced around the 911 display model to live music.
“You can drive around Lagos … then take your car to the race track and become a beast and go wild,” said Emmanuel Ngala, an IT consultant who owns a Cayenne 4×4 and is buying a 911.
The firm’s sales target for 2012 is 100 cars, and it hopes to hit a stable sales rate of around 300 a year, compared with 800 in South Africa. Average prices currently range between 21 million naira ($133,000) to 30 million naira ($190,000).
The oil wealth of Africa’s biggest producer has made multi-millionaires of its elite in the past few decades, even while absolute poverty has increased to 60 percent of the population.
Lagos embraces some of Africa’s most expensive real estate alongside some of its most crowded slums. On one street, a Hummer drives past a tramp sifting through a dustbin.

The car park at the Porsche show rooms has several models.
“It’s a nice car,” said employee Mohammed Ibrahim, as he hosed down a chrome coloured Cayenne and shined it to a sparkle with a cloth. On his 20,000 naira a month salary it would take him 125 years to afford one if he didn’t buy anything else.
“God might give me a car like this one day. He can do that, if he wants to. He can do anything,” he said, grinning.

Sandwiched between the lagoon that led Portuguese sailors to name this city ‘Lagos’ and the Atlantic, Victoria Island is a place of fund managers in fine woollen suits and oil oligarchs.
The faces of glamorous women smile from billboards advertising mobile phones. Luxury 4x4s are everywhere.
But it has scant electricity, most roads are sandy, potholed and patrolled by beggars in rags. Poor drainage means they flood – in the rainy season, fishermen sometimes traverse them by canoe, raising doubts about the practicality of sports cars like a 911.

Other luxury brands have however made it big in Nigeria. It is a significant African market for LVMH. Most bars can get you Moet & Chandon champagne or Hennessy brandy, which women sip next to their Louis Vuitton handbags.
The “Auto Lounge” in Victoria Island lets you enjoy an expensive drink overlooking a garage of Aston Martins.

Paris-based magazine Jeune Afrique last year placed Nigeria at the top of Africa’s champagne consumers, guzzling 593,000 bottles in 2010, 50 percent more than richer rival South Africa.

Arunma Oteh's Hotel Bill

The embattled SEC DG must really have a very healthy appetite for her to have spent N84,300 on food at a sitting! By the way, what kind of beverage costs N4,100? Naija no dey carry last lailai!
I also noticed that the date on the bill is March 24,2010, abi na me no read am well ni?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Beyoncé Announces First Show Since Baby

Beyoncé is set to return to the stage for the first time since giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy. The Grammy winner will perform three concerts in New Jersey in May at Atlantic City's Revel Resorts. Revel said on Monday that the shows will be at the premiere of the $2.4bn resort.
Beyoncé gave birth to her first child in January. She is married to rapper Jay-Z.
Tickets for the May 25 through May 27 concerts go on sale April 6. Beyoncé will perform in the Ovation Hall, which has 5,050 seats.
The singer released her fourth album, the platinum-seller 4, in June.

Courteney Cox: I'll Always Love David

Hmmmmm...... Why the divorce then?

Courteney Cox will "always" love her estranged husband David Arquette. The Cougar Town actress - who split from the star in 2010 after 11 years of marriage - has not ruled out getting back together with the 40-year-old actor as she loves him "more than anything in the world". The 47-year-old star - who has seven-year-old daughter Coco with David - said: "Who knows what will happen. We're not divorced, and I suppose at some point we will be, but the reason I say, 'Never say never', is because when my dad was dying he regretted not being with my mum, who he divorced when I was 10. 
"All I know is we're always going to love each other and whoever else comes into our lives will know that our relationship is extremely close, and that has to be accepted. We've both talked about that. We're not your typical broken-up couple. I love David more than anything in the world."
Courteney admits the pair are now "better parents" since they split, and her and David - who recently broke up with his girlfriend Christina McLarty - have a "really great, open relationship". 
She added to Stella magazine: "We always had a huge fondness for each other, but sometimes if you don't catch things you can end up leading separate lives. 
"The thing is we were working together so we thought we were seeing each other all the time. 
"But we weren't really dealing with what needed to be dealt with, which was how to stay married and be true intimate partners. 
"Now we're separate we're able to talk about all our resentments and the things we should have listened to each other on. 
"We kind of know where it went wrong, and how we felt ourselves drifting apart. So now we have this really great, open relationship. We speak to each other all the time; if we don't see each other in a week it's a big deal. 
"And we're better parents to Coco. We're more patient with each other."
-Culled from News24

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ayodele Celebrates Another Year

Ayodele Amode, a very good friend and colleague, had every reason to thank the Lord last week as he added another year to his colourful life. The die-hard Arsenal supporter was in his usual fun-loving element on Friday, March 16. 
Ayo celebrated with his team, and although I wasn't there, he was gracious enough to send a few photos to me.
 "Happy Birthday AY" - cake was made by Creamy Delight Cakes
 .......with the fun-loving Quality Assurance team

Happy Birthday AY. I'm sure you had a blast!

Wale Adds Another Year...... Segun Too!

Wale Adebakin, one of my colleagues in the office, was a year older recently and in our usual tradition, the entire unit celebrated with him. 
Olusegun Akande, another colleague, is celebrating his birthday today, and my mouth is already watering in anticipation of my expectation (Segun, no fall my hand oooo). 

Check out the celebrants' photos:

Wale' s day:
 Cake by Creamy Delight Cakes
 Wale and the Banking and Reconciliation team

 Birthday Boy
Wale receives his birthday gift from Uchenna

Segun's photos:
 Segun poses with his cake (Creamy delight Cakes)
 L-R: Uchenna, Kola, Segun, Peter, Matthew

 ......with the Banking and Reconciliation team

 L-R: Uchenna, Segun, Linda
Temitope, Segun, Lekan, Bolanle

Congratulations guys! 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Nigeria's Dolphins FC Plans to Host Arsenal

In a bid to become a bigger brand in football, the Port Harcourt team have started preparations to welcome the English giants when they come visiting later in the year. Dolphins’ general manager Dumbor Awanem has confirmed that English Premier League giants Arsenal will play against his team in Port-Harcourt when they come on their tour of Nigeria in the summer.

Awanem said over the weekend that there is no way Arsenal will come to Nigeria and not play the current league champions of the country. He said that he attended a meeting with the Arsenal representatives and they reached that agreement.

“A lot of other states are trying to lure the Arsenal team to their states but they have said they want to see a club that can actually give them stiff opposition and Dolphins fit that bill,” Awanem said.
“With this I can confirm to you that Arsenal will come to Port Harcourt to play against Dolphins in the summer and it is a good motivation for us because what we are going to gain from the match cannot be over emphasised.”
Awanem further added that the state is already in the process of making things right for the visit of Arsenal to Port Harcourt in the summer.
“It’s not every time you get a club like Arsenal coming to your country or your stadium and we want to make the best of this. We are going to make adequate preparation for the visit because it comes once in a life time,” Awanem concluded.

Hmmmmm....... Ok oooo, By the way, I tried getting a photo of Dolphin FC but couldn't find any. Naija for show!

Dr. Oluyemi Badero Named Top Cardiologist in US

Proudly Nigerian!!!!!!

A top Nigerian cardiologist, based in New York, Dr. Oluyemi Badero, has been named among the top interventional cardiologists in the United States, according to a prominent US rating organization for the medical profession.

Castle Connolly, the organisation which publishes distinguished US doctors, has listed Badero among the top US doctors, based in the New York metro area, which includes New York, New Jersey and Connecticut states.
The publication, which is the 15th edition and dated 2012, was released recently, reporting that Badero, who earlier had been named among top US cardiologists, is one of the interventional cardiologists to reckon with in the US. Interventional Cardiology is deemed a rarefied specialty in medical practice, and fewer African-Americans and blacks are qualified in that field.
Commenting on his listing this year by the Castle Connolly, regarded as eminent among US medical professionals, Dr. Badero said the recognition would further spur him to do more and do better, adding that “I feel highly honoured.”
Badero was among a handful of US black doctors and Nigerians on the Castle Connolly. Some of the other Nigerian doctors, who had featured on the list, include Professor Ferdinand Ofodile, Dr Ola Akinboboye and Dr Chukwuma Okadigwe.
Badero’s training in Africa was noted in the publication. He graduated with an MBBS in 1984 from the then University of Ife. However, it added that Badero had two residency programmes in the US, both at the State University of New York between 1990 and 1994. It was also highlighted that Badero had two post-residency fellowships at SUNY and Yale, between 1994 and 1998.
The publication also noted his three levels of America medical board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.
The publication stated that the process of selecting the top doctors “begins with the identification of a select pool of board-certified physicians from the total numbers of doctors practicing in a given area.” The process involves a survey of already distinguished and leading physicians and hospital CEO’s and medical directors, who are asked to nominate top doctors on an annual basis. 

-culled from Nigerian Tribune

Apagun Wole Olumide Found Dead In A River

The body of Wole Olumide, an aide of former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, was recovered lifeless yesterday night from a river beside the Golf Resort Hotels in Ogun State.
According to reports, the late politician was on his way to the resort when he suddenly asked his driver to pull up beside a bush path. He got out of the car and entered the bush. When he hadn't returned after an hour, his driver raised an alarm, which attracted people around the area. While searching for him, his cap was discovered beside a nearby river, prompting a team of local divers to go into the river, where his lifeless body was found.
Until his death, Wole Olumide was the Apagunpote of Egbaland and chairman of Golf Resort Hotels 

Hmmmm...... This is exactly how Abaniwonda, the Lagos PDP governorship candidate in the 2011 election died. He died a few months after the election. 
Apagun Wole Olumide was also quizzed by the EFCC during the investigation of alleged corrupt practice against ex-governor Gbenga Daniel.

Please Help Save Oke's Legs and Life

I saw this on Linda Ikeji's blog and copied it verbatim. please note that this piece contains graphic photos!

His name is Okeoghene John Igwhiwotho, an ex-student of Federal Government College. He's a diabetic mellitus type 1 and 2 patient and has been bedridden for the past six years, after losing all the toes on both feet, due to injuries he sustained many years ago. Sadly, this has prevented him from completing his university education (he dropped out from OAU). At the moment, his life is at stake and he is in need of surgery urgently.
He was supposed to have the surgery in January 2012, but he has not been able to, because of his inability to raise funds. Oke needs 5million Naira for treatment in India...and needs your help. He can be reached through the phone number, 08063255842. Banke details - Ighiwoto Okeoghene John (0012913007 - GTB)
Ighiwoto Okeoghene John (2054468076 - UBA).

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Don Jazzy's 'End of A long Era' Tweet- Hmmmmm

Despite Don Jazzy's tweets, I'm still keeping my fingers crossed. Nigerian artistes are fast going the way of their American counterparts- they would do anything to keep their hype up.
So,I'm assuming that this is one of such- and seriously hope so.


Tragedy Averted As Fabrice Muamba Slumps On The Pitch

Tragedy was averted earlier today when England U-21 international and Bolton player, Fabrice Muamba slumped on the field of play during the English FA Cup match between Tottenham Hotspurs and Bolton FC. 
The player was standing alone when he slumped, and for a moment, he seemed lifeless. Thankfully, the medical team acted promptly and took him off the pitch to a hospital in North London. Reports later confirmed that the 23-year-old player was in a stable condition but critically ill. He has been placed in the intensive care unit of the hospital.
The match was abandoned in the 41st minute. No date has been announced for the replay.

Thank God for his life. I was just expressing shock over Eric Abidal's ailment a few hours before Muamba's incident. By the way, Eric Abidal's childhood friend has agreed to donate his liver to Eric. Yippppeeee!!!!!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

George Clooney and Dad Arrested

 George Clooney and Rep. Jim Morgan being led to a police vehicle

Actor George Clooney and his father have been arrested at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington. The protesters accuse Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, of provoking a humanitarian crisis and blocking food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains in the county's border region with South Sudan.
Clooney, his father, Nick and others, including Democratic US Representative Jim Moran of Virginia and civil rights leader Ben Jealous, were arrested after being warned three times not to cross a police line outside the embassy. 
They were handcuffed and placed into a US Secret Service van.
Clooney said earlier that he hopes to draw more attention to the issue and that if action is not taken in the next three to four months "we're going to have a real humanitarian disaster."
A representative for Clooney issued this statement to "They were protesting the violence committed by the government of Sudan on its own innocent men, women and children. They were demanding they allow humanitarian aid into the country before it becomes the largest humanitarian crisis in the world."