Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mo Abudu's 'Fifty' shortlisted at the BFI London Film Festival & gets Lagos premiere date

The British Film Institute (BFI) today unveiled the programme for the 2015 London Film Festival. Clare Stewart, Festival Director, presented this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events including the highly-anticipated Nigerian movie, FIFTY, which has been shortlisted under the ‘Love Category’. Fifty is directed by Biyi Bandele and Executively Produced by Mo Abudu...

Photos from Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder's wedding..

Months after saying 'I do' during a surprise wedding in Malibu, California, Twilight 's Nikki Reed and The Vampire Diaries's Ian Somerhalder finally share their wedding photos in an exclusive for Brides' Magazine October/November 2015 Issue. More photos after the cut....

Nigerian billionaire, Dehinde Fernandez has died

Nigerian Billionaire, Ambassador Chief Antonio Dehinde Fernandez has died at the age of 82. Dele Momodu and his daughter announced his demise on twitter. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

Spain finds Guinea migrant hidden behind car engine (photos)

Wow! How desperate are some people to escape the poverty in their country? Two migrants from West Africa entered the Spanish territory of Ceuta from Morocco on Sunday August 30th curled up next to a car engine (can you spot the guy in the engine?) Another one was hidden behind the back seat of the Mercedes-300 car.

Fight against corruption: Persons found wanting won't be spared - Buhari

President Buhari today said as the fight against corruption continues and anyone found wanting will not be spared. He said it at the opening session of the 45th Annual Accountants Conference and 50th Anniversary celebration of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria which held in Abuja.

President Buhari was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs Anastasia Nwaobia ...

Jay Z fighting to keep financial & criminal records out of 'Big Pimpin' lawsuit

Rapper Jay Z is asking a judge to keep his financial and criminal records confidential in his 'Big Pimpin' lawsuit, insisting the documents do not pertain to the case.

The hip-hop mogul has been locked in a California court battle with Osama Ahmed Fahmy since 2007, after he alleged Jay Z's hit song, Big Pimpin violates his rights to his uncle Baligh Hamdy's Egyptian composition, Khosara, Khosara, which was released in 1957.

Tweet of the day from Reno Omokri


WWF legend Jimmy Snuka to be charged with murder of his gf who died 32 years ago

If you grew up in the 80s then you definitely know 'Superfly Sanuka'. Well, the former professional wrestling star has been charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend in eastern Pennsylvania more than three decades ago. Prosecutors today announced the results of a grand jury investigation of Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka in the death of 23-year-old Nancy Argentino of Brooklyn, New York.

Segun Odegbami declares interest to run for FIFA presidency

One of Nigeria's greatest footballers, Segun Odegbami has declared his interest to run for FIFA's president. An election will hold in Zurich Switzerland on February 26th 2016 to determine who will be the next President of the World Football governing body. A statement from 63 year old Segun Odegbami today September 1st, states that FIFA requires an individual who will come correct the reputation of the body following the recent scandal that rocked it

Photos: Mimiko visits Fayose in Ekiti state

Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko paid a visit to his Ekiti state counterpart, Ayo Fayose in Ekiti state today September 1st. Another photo after the cut...

Janet Jackson tears up during Michael Jackson tribute on tour opener

Janet Jackson kicked off her “Unbreakable” tour in a truly memorable fashion, all while unashamedly allowing her emotions to shine through. During her kickoff on Monday night in Vancouver, the 49-year-old star teared up and broke down before her performance of her hits songs during a Michael Jackson tribute.

Photos: ICAN executives visit Buhari at Aso Rock

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, top executives which includes Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his Ogun state counterpart Ibikunle Amosun, paid a courtesy call on President Buhari at Aso Rock today. See more photos after the cut...

Anthony Horowitz apologizes over his comments about Idris Elba after people slam him

The James Bond author said today that Idris Elba was too street to play 007. He's since apologized for his comments after people dragged him. See some tweets defending Elba after the cut...

Anti-Fur protesters crash Rihanna's new perfume launch in Brooklyn

Rihanna’s launch of her new perfume “RiRi” at a Macy’s in Brooklyn was crashed by anti-fur protesters on Monday. The animal rights activists noisily interrupted the event and slammed the singer for wearing fur before being removed by security.

Ice Prince releases new promo pics & artwork for new song, Boss!

After a long wait Ice Prince Zamani is back with an unbelievable Pop record titled Boss. Very unlike Ice Prince, Boss is meant to be a digression from his usual Hip Pop. Boss, produced by Tekno, is expected to give Zamaniacs one more reason to dance uncontrollably. Officially released world wide today September 1st and available on Cloud 9 and iTunes. More pics and the artwork after the cut

Photos: Blac Chyna poses in sheer jumpsuit beside her new ride

Blac got herself a brand new Audi R8 & shared a photo of herself posing next to her new automobile 

TATA Motors showcases it power in automobile industry at Lagos exhibition

TATA Motors show its power in automobile industry at The Confederation of Indian industry exhibition which took place at Eko Hotel and Suites on August 25-27 August,2015. 

The car giant showed the different kinds of cars they have in stock. TATA Africa Services (Nigeria) Limited (TASNL) established in 2006 is a subsidiary of TATA Africa Holdings (SA) (Pty) Limited, South Africa and serves as the hub of Tata’s operations in Nigeria. 

Exclusive photos: Lauryn Hill at Lagos Island to shoot music video..

The singer who is in Nigeria, was spotted at White House in EMAB Plaza in Lagos Island with her crew to shoot a music video. They were there for about 3 to 4 hours and and shot inside a Keke and with a seamstress in one of the shops. Nigerians were happy to see her and waved at her. More photos after the cut..

Photo of the day

Kenya's deputy president, William Ruto, pictured sprinting to welcome Kenyan athletes at the airport. The athletes came tops at the just concluded IAAF World championship in Beijing.

Question of the day...as asked by Paul Okoye

What would you do?

James Bond author says Idris Elba is too street to play 007

For years people have been clamoring for a black James Bond but from what the author said, that's probably not going to happen anytime soon. James Bond author Anthony Horowitz is being slammed the world over for saying British actor Idris Elba is too street to be play the famous British spy.
 “For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a color issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond." he said while doing promotional interviews for his new James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis
Horowitz went on to explain his reservations about Elba: "Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”

Check out this thrilling music video - Believe ( soundtrack for Lunch Time Heroes)

The trailblazing family drama- 'Lunch Time Heroes', can’t be halted in their tracks, as they just launched the captivating soundtrack of the movie- 'Believe', by Femi Capital... The movie, was released this past weekend across cinemas in Nigeria and is still creating waves at the box office.

Military recaptures Gomboru Ngala

The Nigerian military has recaptured Gomboru Ngala village in Borno state from Boko Haram.

Khloe Kardashian fits her sexy body in a waist trainer...

Blonde goddess, Khloe, pictured in a waist trainer inside her fitness closet....

'Frog legs' are a delicacy in Benue State?

Shared by @hotelsng. 'Frog legs as eaten by people of Benue State'...

Pope Francis grants Catholic priests the right to forgive women who have had abortions

Pope Francis has called on catholic priests to pardon women who have abortions and the doctors who perform them, during the upcoming Jubilee year. The Pope's statement overrules the Catholic Church's doctrine which frowns strongly against abortion.

In a message outlining special measures for the Jubilee year starting in December, Pope Francis said
"I have decided, notwithstanding anything to the contrary, to concede to all priests for the Jubilee Year the discretion to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it.

Graceland for all! Buy now and start building immediately

In view of the emerging middle class in Nigeria, Pazino ECC offers from her array of Garden Schemes, a chance to own properties in Akodo Peninsula, Ibeju Lekki for as low as N60, 000 (with 10 months instalment payment) and Amazing Grace Gardens Phase 2, Eluju Village, Ibeju Lekki as low as N300, 000 (with 18 months instalment payment) and Citadel of Dreams Gardens, Akodo Ise in Ibeju-Lekki (home to the Lekki Free Trade Zone), Lagos state, Nigeria.

Lauren Conrad covers Cosmo's October 2015 Issue...

Lauren Conrad on the cover of Cosmopolitan's October Issue....

Nigerian journalist arrested in Cameroon, accused of spying for Boko Haram

Simon Ateba works with (or used to work for) PM News and is the publisher of Simonateba.com. A few days ago, he managed to leave a message on Twitter and Facebook before he was locked up in Cameroon on spying charges. The journalist who said he was in the country to investigate the conditions of over 50,000 Nigerian refugees camped there, was arrested for venturing into a refugee camp without permission. Now they are threatening to charge him for espionage, saying they suspect he was spying for Boko Haram. See his tweets after the cut..

Choi! Sen. Shehu Sani comes for Fayose, says he's a glorified tout deficient in morals

Senator Shehu Sani who represents Kaduna central senatorial district at the Senate has described Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state as a glorified tout deficient in morals, character & courteousness.

Senator Sani said this while responding to the statement released by Fayose yesterday August 31st in which he, Fayose, described President Buhari as the President of Northern Nigeria. In his response, Senator Sani said

Ne-Yo says he's not married, and didn't force his ex to tie her tubes

There were reports a few days ago that Ne-Yo had married his girlfriend and was expecting a baby with her. In a series of tweets to clear things up, Ne-Yo confirmed he was expecting a baby but said they are not married yet. He also said he did not force his baby mama Monyetta to get her tubes tied.

Use T5 Fat burners to lose that weight forever – Sold on Jumia

Testimony from someone who's used T5 Fat burner slimming pills

In January we all made a resolution to reach our goals. As the year comes to an end – we are looking at our weight loss goals to see if we achieved them.  Ada’s goal was to become a size UK 8 again after having my 3beautiful sons.While indulging in the newly wedded euphoria and the yoyo hormones while pregnant. Ada very easily exploded to a size 20 and my loving hubby will tease me about my weight gain. 

Tyga and Kylie Jenner blasted by angry stripper

Over the weekend, a stripper named Doobie Diamond put Tyga and his girlfriend Kylie Jenner on blast for coming to their club and supposedly acting up...

Photos: Osinbajo meets with Nigerians living in Cote D'Ivoire

VP Yemi Osinbajo met with some Nigerians residing in Cote D'Ivoire. Osinbajo is currently in Cote D'Ivoire for the investiture of former Minister of Agriculture, Akinwunmi Adesina today.

Photo: 14yr old Junior Olympian dies after brain-eating bug entered his nose while swimming

Amoeba entered 14-year-old Michael Riley's nose while swimming in a lake north of Houston with his cross country team on August 13, AP reports. Michael Riley Jr.’s family says he developed a headache and became disoriented after the swimming. He was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (men-ingo-in-Sephalite-us).

Okonjo Iweala, Dangote, Fayemi at the investiture of Adeshina as new AfDB boss

Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Aliko Dangote, former Ekiti state governor Kayode Fayemi are among the Nigerians that witnessed the investiture of former Agriculture Minister Akinwunmi Adeshina as the 8th President of the African Development Bank, AfDB in Abidjan today. More photos after the cut...

Biggest payout in sports betting history in Nigeria recorded at 1960Bet

History was made on the 22nd of August, when a Professor of Computer Engineering at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Godwin Ighalo became the proud winner of N58,945,553.

The sum is undoubtedly the biggest payout in the annals of sports betting in Nigeria and Africa.

Photos: Fashola receives Poland Ambassador

Former governor of Lagos state Babatunde Fashola received the Poland Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Andrezj Dycha who paid him a courtesy visit at his Surulere residence today September 1st

Singer Chidinma Ekile shows off new African hairstyle...(photos)

The singer debuted her new African hairstyle. Ladies, would you try this? More photos after the cut..

Lauryn Hill at African Shrine last night (photos)

The singer/rapper who came into the country over the weekend for a show on Sunday night, visited African Shrine with her crew. Seun Kuti shared the photos. Another photo after the cut...

Check out this old photo of Annie Idibia as a little girl with her family

Annie Idibia with her mum and brothers many many years ago...

Photos from #Jack&theBeats party with Jesse Jagz, Yung L & more

It was another night of fun as Jack Daniel's Nigeria set the music and party scene on a high with performances from DJ Humility, May D, Mo'Blow, Yung L and Jesse Jagz. Here are some of the pictures from the fun night after the cut...