Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Olori Fawziya Celebrates Birthday In Grand style

Born Oluwakemisola Bolaji, Olori Fawziya celebrated her 25th birthday in an unusual style today in the U.S.

Pictures of moments at the celeberation will be brought to you later.

At the moment we say Happy Birthday to this lady of style. Her contibutions to the well being of Nigerians in diaspora cannot go unnoticed

We doff our hats

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Mile 1 Market In Port Harcourt Gutted By Fire This Morning

Popular Mile One Market in Mile One, Diobu Port Harcourt early morning today, went up in flames destroying properties worth millions of naira.

According to reports, the fire started at about 2:45am. The cause is yet unknown.

Some traders had to be rushed to hospitals for medical attention after they collapsed watching their shops, goods get burnt.

Pictures after the crack

Fake South African sign language interpreter helped burn men to death in 2003

Details have emerged about the violent crime charges that Thamsanqa Jantjie, the fake sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's funeral service faced a decade ago.

The bogus sign language interpreter at last week’s Nelson Mandela memorial service was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks, one of the interpreter’s cousins and three of his friends told The Associated Press Monday.
But Thamsanqa Jantjie never went to trial for the 2003 killings when other suspects did in 2006 because authorities determined he was not mentally fit to stand trial, said the four. They insisted on speaking anonymously because of the sensitivity of the fake signing fiasco, which has deeply embarrassed South Africa’s government and prompted a high-level investigation into how it happened.

Rihanna Furious Over Beyonce’s Surprise Album Drop

According to multiple reports Rihanna is not a fan of Beyonce’s surprise album drop at all. This report from GossipCop offers conflicting information and tries to clarify the rumour of a brewing feud between Queen Bee and Riri.

From GossipCop:
“Today was supposed to be ALL ABOUT RIHANNA. Rihanna and Eminem currently have the number ONE single on the Billboard charts – MONSTER. And Rih is set to release the VIDEO today.”
“But all everyone is talking about is BEYONCE’S ALBUM, and the 17 videos she released on Friday,” says MediaTakeOut, and now “Rih is FURIOUS with Beyonce.”

Pictures From The GCU Party!

What do you get when an Internationally recognized artiste steps out with Africa’s sexiest actress? A show-stopper! Last weekend, multiple award winning actress, Genevieve Nnaji was seen in the arms of the Kokomaster, at the Gulder Club Ultimate party, which held on Saturday, December 14th at Oceanview in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Looking dapper in a white shirt, straight cut black jeans and a black waist coat, Dbanj drove into the event in a Black Bentley seconds after Genevieve came in her G-Wagon, shortly after attending Sean Tizzle’s birthday party. 

The second season of GCU which hosted some of the biggest names in the Nigerian entertainment and media industry had the two celebrities partying and enjoying each other’s company throughout their stay at the event.  Other big names who attended the 2-day event include Senior Vice Present, Viacom Africa, Alex Okosi, Dr Sid, Tee A, Tee Y Mix, JJC, Kunle Afolayan, Tunde Ednut, Toni Kan, Chuddy K, Weird MC, Zaina, Jay Jay Okocha, Tosin Martins, Black Magic among others.  
More pics after the cut

Monday, 16 December 2013

Policeman Claims Accidental Discharge After Killing Newly Wedded Man

Donbraye Akangbou, a newly married man (pictured left) would never have imagined he won't see the end of the year 2013 as he died after a police officer accidentally shot him in the stomach in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The deceased was an employee of Lunberg Services Ltd, Port Harcourt. He was said to have been settling a dispute between two parties when a Joint Task Force officer shot him at close range on Wednesday. He was immediately rushed to BMH A & E hospital but his treatment was delayed pending the receipt of a police report.

He died one hour later.

Donbraye Akangbou got married in June 2013 and his wife (pictured with him ,right) is three months pregnant.

Meanwhile the JTF officer who killed him said he accidentally pulled the trigger while trying to hit someone with his gun.
What an excuse!!

Senator Yerima divorces 17year old Egyptian wife, marries another 15yr old

Senator Ahmed Yerima yet in another controversy….Three years after marrying a 14 year old Egyptian girl named Marian, which was widely protested in Nigeria, former Zamfara state governor and serving senator of the federal republic of Nigeria, Sen. Ahmed Yerima, has reportedly divorced her to marry a new wife. According to reports, Sen.Yerima and four men, said to be members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly were in Egypt a few weeks ago for the wedding fathia of a new bride said to be 15 years old.

Marian who is now 17 and a mother of one, is believed to be the daughter of the former governor's driver whenever he visits Egypt. The reason he divorced her is to enable him take a new wife as he's not allowed more than four wives.

The Senator is alleged to have married and divorced a few women in the last few years but has never changed his first three wives, only the fourth ones.

Sen. Ahmed Yerima this year was strongly against the deletion of the section of the 1999 constitution which pegged the official marriage age in Nigeria as 18 year, saying it was anti-Islam.

U.S Gossip Site,Radar Online blasts Mariah Carey for performing in Nigeria - 'the world's center of bank fraud & human trafficking'

Radar online, a U.S gossip site, has blasted Mariah Careh for coming to perform in Nigeria. A caption of the article, pictured above suggests that the writer doesn't appreciate the reason(s) why the songbird should accept to do a gig in a country known for terror,death and fraud.

This article has generated much controversies online as Nigerian bloggers have reacted harshly to it. 

Could the writer be another disguised racist? Or just someone who is looking for cheap popularity. Whatever the case, i'm doubly sure Naija would not take that sitting.

Read the full Radar online article:
Mariah Carey proudly posted a pic of herself in a slinky yellow dress and wrote, “Backstage in Nigeria” on Saturday. But maybe the songbird should have done some homework before agreeing to the gig? Her show was at Access Bank’s Christmas Party which was also a farewell bash for the bank’s managing director. And while Access Bank is a reputable financial institution, should Carey have known a few basics about the African nation before taking the paycheck? Ironically — given that she was performing for bankers — it seems Carey wasn’t aware Nigeria is well-known as the center of the world’s email financial crimes! Nigeria is even part of the name — as in “Nigerian 411 Scams.”

Sunday, 15 December 2013

''There Is Nothing Like Hell Fire, Nor Rapture'' – Pastor Dikeh

Founder of “As The Lord Said, It Should Be Done Temple”, Pastor Blessed Oguguamakwa Dikeh seems to be in the mould of those who are out to challenge the status quo. He has declared that Christians should forget about the second coming of Jesus Christ (rapture), saying that it would never come to pass.

In his words: “There is nothing like hell fire after life. Heaven is here on earth already. When you are suffering, you are in hell fire. If you are in poverty and cannot pay your house rent then you are already in hell. But when you are in heaven, even if you reside in a flat, your landlord will come and beg you for money. He would even say don’t worry, I will give the other tenant quit notice for you.”

In an Interview with Daily Independent, Pastor Dikeh further insisted that:
“There is nothing like rapture. If you tell me that rapture means when a person dies, his soul goes back to God and his flesh to the dust, then I will agree, but anything other than that, I don’t agree. Don’t let anybody deceive you.

Train Up A child......! PHOTO of the day!

Amazing photo...I couldn't help but share. Does it mean anything to you?

Nigerian Officer Cadet Awarded the Queen’s Medal in the UK

Nigerian Officer Cadet, Noel Shekoduza Moses, has been awarded the Queen’s medal for best results in Military, Academic and Practical Studies by the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK. The 24-year-old officer beat 16 other foreign cadets to receive the medal at the Sovereign Parade for Overseas Cadets in the UK on December 13, 2013, Friday.

Moses was born in Kaduna state and attended the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), gaining a B.Eng in Civil Engineering. He undertook one year course as senior intake at Sandhurst academy and attended the counter-terrorist course in Nigeria. Moses spoke to NAN: ‘’Im proud to be a Nigerian’’ ‘’I have learnt so much from this academy and I will impart the knowledge on others back home”.

Brig.-Gen. Henry Ayamasaokwei, Registrar of the NDA, said Moses had vindicated the academy “as only the best are sent out”. This will also motivate future trainees to strive for excellence”.
Col. Dick Crombie, Staff Officer Cadet at the Royal Academy, said Moses represented the best of Nigeria, “we are proud of him.” He further assured of continued partnership with Nigeria.
The event attracted dignitaries from the military, the diplomatic corps and families of the cadets.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

This Is Rated The Best Tribute to Mandela You'll Ever See..Watch

 A retail store in South Africa was home to one of the most moving Nelson Mandela tributes we've seen in the past week.

On Saturday, the Soweto Gospel Choir surprised unsuspecting customers at the Woolsworths in Parkview when they began singing Johnny Clegg's "Asimbonanga" -- a song the South African musician wrote for Mandela.

The choir had originally planned to sing James Brown's "I Feel Good," according to Woolworths' YouTube page, but they changed their performance after the news of Mandela's passing.

Clegg formed the first integrated rock band in South Africa, according to the Los Angeles Times. On Friday, he released a touching statement on Facebook in Mandela's memory. An excerpt from it reads:

"In the defining and tempestuous years of 1990 through to April 27th 1994, [Mandela's] leadership never gave the impression that he was overwhelmed by events, even in the darkest hours of Boipatong and other atrocities that were meant to derail the negotiations. When at times we felt doubt or fear, his strong resonant voice rolled out over the radio or TV and, like a tide going out, our reservations about the future receded.

Waje Teams Up With Producer Tee-Y in New Merry Christmas Song.PRESS PLAY!

Waje teams up with producer Tee-Y Mix for an emotive festive offering titled ‘Merry Christmas’. The soul diva laces her stellar vocal on the groovy beat to celebrate the season and the birth of Jesus. Press Play.

"My Husband Asks Me To Sleep On The Mat Whenever He Brings Another Woman Home"

A housewife, Busayo Ogunjobi, has urged an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court in Ekiti State to dissolve her 13-year-old marriage to Ayodele Ogunjobi over alleged frequent beating and adultery.

Twenty-six-year-old Busayo also urged the court to dissolve the marriage over her husband’s alleged lack of care for the only child of the union.

She told the court that Ayodele was fond of going about with different women, adding that anytime her husband came home with a woman, he would ask her to sleep on the mat.
“My lord, anytime my husband brought home a woman, he would ask me to sleep on the mat so that the woman  can sleep on our matrimonial bed,’’ she said.
She told the court that Ayodele denied being the biological father of the only child of their marriage.

According to her, Ayodele abandoned her and the child when the child was three months old.
Ayodele, 32, denied beating his wife because of another woman.
He told the court he did not believe  the said child was his, adding that  he did some private investigations which did not favour the petitioner.

This he said was the reason he did not provide for the upkeep of both mother and child.
The court’s president, Mr Joseph Ogunsimi, adjourned the case till  February 11 for further hearing.

I guess this is just another woe of a story in a bit

Cody Asked To Replace Late Brother, Paul Walker in Remaining Scenes Of 'Fast & Furious 7 Movie'

In a poignant tribute to the star, Paul Walker’s younger brother Cody, 25, who has worked as a movie stuntman, has been asked by Fast & Furious 7 producers to step in and film the final scenes of the movie, which has been shutdown following the actor’s tragic passing on Nov. 30.

“Producers had a string of meetings right after Paul’s death,” a source close to the production
exclusively tells MailOnline.
The insider adds, “They soon realized they needed someone who looked like Paul to finish the movie
and that’s when they approached his nearly identical brother Cody.”

Paul, the oldest of five siblings, starred as undercover cop turned illegal street racer, Brian O’Conner, in five of the six movies.
Cody is yet to make a decision, but the source says he’d mainly be used for shots from behind and at a distance if he accepts.

Muhammadu Buhari Reacts To Obj's Letter To Pres.Jonathan.....

Former military ruler of Nigeria, Major General (rtd.) Muhammadu Buhari published some of his thoughts concerning the controversial letter of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck Jonathan. Read the full text of his statement below:

The Obasanjo letter did not come as any surprise to us. No right thinking Nigerian will choose to ignore the appalling descent to anarchy that Nigeria is experiencing under this government.

The good people of this country are equally oppressed by the PDP regimes of both Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan. Therefore, while we have the right to demand accountability for the pertinent issues raised in the said letter, we also have the moral responsibility to question the sincerity of the messenger, and to condemn and reject the duo (Obasanjo and Jonathan) for their crimes against the good people of this country.

The destiny of Nigeria is the destiny of 170 million of us.(Is that figure correct? Thought it was about 220 million) No single individual, no single tribe, religion, political party or region can usurp this destiny for its selfish whim. Our strength and unity is national, not regional. There are attempts by the PDP to undermine this hard-earned national unity, we must guard against such manipulations with utmost vigilance.
People, what are your takes on this?

Photos: Nigerian Transgender, Miss Sahhara Shows Off Hot Bod

Miss Sahhara was born a male, named - Clifford Oche. But now he is one hell of a sexy woman and has been flaunting her hot bod on Twitter, saying: she misses Nigerian weddings, that what she loved most about Mandela was his smile, how guys that hate her are nuts! That they should keep the insults and compliments coming, cos they encourage her more!

More photos after the crank!!

Mariah Carey Visits Lagos,Nigeria

Mariah Carey arrived in Lagos this afternoon to perform at Access Bank's Christmas Party and Send-off ceremony for the bank's Managing Director Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede. The event will hold tonight at Eko Hotel. This is Mariah's first time in Nigeria.

The TRUTH About The "Mysterious" Healing River In Nachi, Enugu State,Nigeria

Since the news of a "healing pool," known as Orimiri and located in a forest about 3km from the Nachi bus stop along Onitsha/Enugu road, was discovered, the community has become a pilgrimage center with no fewer than 3000 people thronging the place daily. From morning till evening, okada ply through that narrow and sandy path carrying passengers and their loads of jerry cans to the stream.

The believers
The physically challenged, aged, young, men, women, some of them naked, and children dip themselves naked in the 3-4-feet deep stagnated water, wash the ailing parts of their bodies believing they will be healed. Others scoop up water from different holes dug around the bank into their plastic containers of various sizes believing even the sand under the water is as effective as the stream itself. The trees in the surroundings are also not spared as people chop trees into various sizes with a claim that it cures all kinds of sicknesses.

Most of the visitors say they believe it will work.

Beyonce goes explicit in new song, sings about giving Jay Z a 'head' See Video Preview

In this 30 secs video preview, Queen Bey again surprises fans with her lyrics. She’s just full of surprises…this one…Queen Bey!( That’s Bri’ish y’all..hehehe!) Queen Bey didn't hold back at all on this one. She spilled it raw as raw can possibly be. It is the number 1 album in 66 countries at the moment including the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Canada, Russia and Japan.

Track title is PARTITION and in it the queen of pop sings explicitly about giving hubby Jay Z a 'head' and having him cum all over her.

‘’Driver, roll up the partition please, I don't want you to see 'Yonce on her knees. It took 45 minutes to get all dressed up. We ain't even gonna make it to this club.
Mascara running, red lipstick smudged, Oh he's so horny yeah he wants to f*ck

He popped all my buttons and he ripped my blouse and Monica Lewinski'd all on my gown’’

Does she rock?

“They gave us N100k each, sold our babies without our consent” - Baby Factory Victims Tell their Stories

Indigenes of Arondizuogu in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State are still hiding their faces in shame, two weeks after one of their brothers, James Ezuma, was apprehended by the police for gunrunning, child trafficking and rituals. Ezuma, 57, had claimed to be a medical doctor.

 A recent investigation into child trafficking had led the police to Ezuma’s residence, which doubled as an office for ‘Ezuma Women and Children Right Initiative’, a purportedly registered nongovernmental organisation. During a search conducted in the premises by the police,16 pregnant girls between the ages of 14 and 19 were found.

The ‘NGO,’ which was in a fenced compound surrounded by bushes and uncompleted buildings, turned out to be a suspected baby factory. The teenage girls said they were encouraged to get pregnant and take home the sum of N100, 000 at delivery, on the condition that they would abandon their babies who are eventually used for purposes ranging from child trafficking to rituals.

The girls tell their stories....

Weird Tale Of A 20-Year Old, Fathered By A Ghost And Married To A Ghost. Enjoy The Read

The story you are about to read is one that has been told over the years and has equally been dismissed by many as many times as it has been told. Lots have called it fiction, hallucination or fabrication, but the recent experience of 20-year-old Taiyelolu Abdulrahman, whose father, who died almost 20 years ago, nurtured her till she was married to another dead or “ghost” husband, is lending credence to such weird developments.

If you’ve heard one of such story’s let’s hear it.

Before now, chilling stories had been told of individuals who continued to experience life even after their clear deaths. The Yoruba call them Akudaaya. To the Hausa, they are Satalwa. Time after time, there were stories of how the dead, who were supposed to be six feet under the ground, would still stick around on the surface of the earth and lead lives as normal, regular human beings albeit in faraway places where their chances of bumping into either families or acquaintances who had previously bade them goodbye from this world are virtually zero.

Enjoy the read……(Story credit: Tribune)

BBA The Chase winner Dillish Mathews-Simply Adorable(Photo)

Seen bodies yea!!...but not this one.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Will The Evil Men Do Ever Catch Up With Them? Daylight Murder In Yaba,Lagos

Got this from a blog ( I read blogs too.hehehe!) According to an eye witness, the incident occurred on Tuesday Dec.10th around the Yaba area of Lagos, a car that had been parked on the road for quite a while, cornered a trailer as it approached around 4pm on Tuesday. Two hefty men then jumped out of the car and dragged down the driver of the trailer who was wearing a blue suit and began stabbing him in broad day light.

According to eye witnesses, one man concentrated on his head and the other on his tummy, while people watched in horror unable to help the victim. They stabbed him for several minutes while a third man said to be the driver of the car was heard shouting 'kill him', 'kill him' in Yoruba.

The incident which lasted a few minutes caused serious traffic and panic as several motorist, who weren't sure of what was going on, abandoned their vehicles and took to their heels.

After the men ensured that their victim was dead, they got into their car and drove off. A few minutes later, a huge crowd gathered where the victim lay dead where it was later learned that the dead man was the head of the Tipper 'Trailer' association in the Bariga area of Lagos and was just coming back from court where he'd been favoured in a land dispute.

His family members arrived the scene several minutes later, and one member was heard screaming "Can you see Kayode has killed my brother, Can you see". His corpse was removed by the police.

Photos were taken a few minutes after the murder took place. Find them after the cut...*Photos are very Graphic.....viewer discretion highly advised* 

Pope Francis, Kim Kardashian, RiRi, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Others In Best Celebrity Selfies Of 2013

In case you haven’t noticed, 2013 was the year of Selfies. In fact it made such an impact that the word was added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Celebs the world over went from self-obsessed to selfie-obsessed this year in a bid to out-selfie their famous counterparts.

So, as the word itself prepares to become like SO last year, see a countdown of some of the best celeb selfies of 2013. 

More photos after the crack 

Rainbow Means Good Sign Of Madiba's Whereabout.....Many Believe

On Thursday 12, December a rainbow (pictured) was said to have appeared over the Union Buildings, the country’s official seat of power in Pretoria, where the beloved world leader, Mandela’s body is currently lying in state.

The body of Mandela, who passed away at the age of 95 on December 5, has been on display to the public since Wednesday, and will remain so till Sunday, the official funeral day.
The appearance of the rainbow over the building has shocked many, causing controversies and battle of beliefs in the typical African manner.

Could this be coincidence or does it have some significant implications? 

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (May Be An Imposter) Condemns Chimamanda,Beyonce Collabo!!

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu , Nigerian lawyer and on air personality (or may be an imposter) took to twitter a couple of hours ago to condemn what many Nigerians believed to be a platform for ‘’good signs’’ for Nigeria’s image -The featuring of Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie on Beyonce’s newly released music track ‘Flawless’

Abubakar Atiku Reacts To Obj's 18-Page 'Controversial' Letter. Hear Him.

Former Nigeria Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has called on the country’s leaders to intervene and reduce the tension created by the weighty allegations contained in the 18-page letter written by ex President Olusegun Obasanjo to Mr President.

In a statement issued by his media office in Abuja, the former Vice President said although he was not competent to speak on the letter because he was not privy to the communication between Obj and other Nigerian strongholds before the advent of the letter, he was nervous about the allegations like every other Nigerian and that those elders mentioned by Obasanjo had moral obligations to add their voices to the issue.Hear him:
"Our priorities for Nigeria are forging lasting solutions to our chronic unemployment, providing safety and security for all, and vastly improving our failing education systems. President Jonathan's government has consistently failed to address these critical concerns," "That said, it is on record that I have firmly fought for a democracy where the voters choose their future leaders, not political party bosses. If the incumbent President insists on continuing to destroy his own party with vindictive internal wars and thinks his record of rising youth unemployment, never-ending violence, corruption and scandals is worthy of another term, then he is welcome to run. We are confident Nigerians will exercise their democratic right to choose new leadership in 2015,"

Kashamu Insists: ''I will sue Obasanjo For Calling Me A Drug Baron'' In His 18 Page Letter To The President

The Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party Campaign and Mobilisation Committee in the South West, Prince Buruji Kashamu has threatened to institute legal action against former president Olusegun Obasanjo for referring to him as a wanted criminal in his 18-page letter to President Goodluck Jonathan.

Ex President Obasanjo, in his to Mr. Jonathan referred to Kashamu, the major financier of PDP in Ogun State, as a criminal who is wanted by Uk and USA authorities for drug trafficking and money laundering crimes and should not be seen as being a close associate of the president.

Nigerian Veteran Actor Olumide Bakare Down With Heart Ailment

Veteran cross over actor, Olumide Bakare has joined the league of celebrities who have broken down in recent times. The actor who is well loved by many for the effectiveness of the execution of his roles is down with a heart disease. Mr Bakare has been in and out of hospital and is presently at his home. He says, he feels weak, and can’t do anything at the moment and he’s asking for the help of well-meaning Nigerians. His words:
“I'm weak; I cannot do anything for now. I've also not been able to work for a while now as a result if this illness, so I'm calling on well-meaning Nigerians for support.”

Another Nigerian man found dead in his home in Massachusetts

A Nigerian man has been found dead in his home in Lowell, Massachusetts on Saturday December 7th. The disturbing news came at the heel of the announcement, a few weeks ago of a young Nigerian woman who was also found dead in her home in Columbus, Indiana. 57 year old Benjamin Chibuogwu is from Awka in Anambra state, Nigeria.

Until his death, Mr Benjamin was a divorced father of five who lived alone in his apartment. His body  was discovered after his brother asked a friend residing close to Mr Chibuogwu to help check on him because he couldn't reach him on phone. The friend and Mr Chibuogwu's landlord forcefully gained entrance into his apartment where they found his body.

Mr Chibuogwu had been dead for at least 3 days before he was found. Nobody knows how he died.

Beyonce Features Nigerian Novelist,Chimamanda Adichie In New Album.

Chimamanda Adichie, the renowned Nigerian author of the award winning novel, Half of a yellow sun has been featured in Beyonce’s newly released album. Music meets Literature you might say!!

Queen Bey surprised her fans by secretly dropping a new album on iTunes last night December 12th. The self titled album is Beyonce's 5th solo album and features 31 tracks, 14 of which are new songs.

In the new album, Beyonce collaborated with husband Jay Z, Drake, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Rowland and featured Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on a track titled Flawless where she put a portion of the author's speech about feminism and roles women play in the society in the song.

Beyonce has filmed 17 new music videos, one of which she released on Facebook last night. Only music high and mighty(s) can successfully roll out records without promos.

Richard Mofe Damijo's Son's Traditional Wedding!!!

Nigeria’s star actor cum commissioner, Richard Mofe Damijo's turned proud father-in law yesterday, Thursday Dec.12,2013 when his 30 year old son Oghenekome Mofe Damijo married his longtime girlfriend, Eniola Abiodun, in a traditional wedding ceremony which held at the bride's family home in Ikeja.

Their white wedding is scheduled for tomorrow Friday Dec.13,2013 in Lagos. See more photos after the cut...

Christmas With Tears As Over 200 Bankers Are Suddenly Left Without Jobs

Over 200 staff of Enterprise Bank and Keystone Bank are reported to have lost their jobs a few days to Christmas. This has been blamed on the rationalization exercise recently carried out by both banks. On the 2nd of December Enterprise bank issued a list comprising of 150 members of staff that were affected by the rationalization exercise. According to the bank's management, this was done in order to achieve effective service. Worst hit by the retrenchment exercise are the Lagos Island branches of the bank. Spokesman for the bank, Olusola Longe-Okenimkpe says the rationalization exercise was carried out to identify resource optimization.

Keystone bank in November also carried out its own rationalization exercise which left 52 Senior staff members without jobs.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

#BREAKING: Fake Interpreter" At Mandela's Memorial Finally Speaks Out.

The owners of the firm which supplied a "fake" sign language interpreter to the Mandela memorial event have vanished, a South African minister has said. 

The man himself, Thamsanqa Dyantyi says he sometimes react violently during a schizophrenic attack. Explaining what happened on Teusday, he said that he saw angels coming into the stadium,where he stood alongside world leaders,including Barack Obama.

Ellen DeGeneres Denies Marriage To Wife, Portia de Rossi Is On The Rocks

With reports flying that Ellen DeGeneres' marriage is on the rocks, the comedienne has used her talk show as a platform to set the record straight.

The star, who wed actress Portia de Rossi (pictured) in August 2008 after four years together, has silenced rumours of trouble in paradise during her opening monologue on Wednesday's show.
Revealing that she was confronted by a shocking 'Ellen And Portia Marriage Crumbles' headline as she sat flicking through magazines during a recent trip to the hairdressers, the talk show host said she decided to nip the story in the bud as there is absolutely no truth to the allegations.
'You know, I don't usually pay attention to tabloids and gossip magazines. Unless I'm standing in a long line at the grocery store. Then I devour them like pudding. No, I'm kidding. I don't go to the grocery store,' she joked.'I thought, "Oh that's so sweet, they're honoring us." But then I read the headline underneath. I was like, "Oh, what happened? They seemed so happy." And then I was like, "Wait, I'm Ellen." And I should know if that was happening.'I debated whether I would open it or not. So then I get the magazine and I'm flipping through it and there's one page torn out - the only page torn out was my story. I will never know what it tearing my marriage apart. I don't know what's happening.'

WHOOSH!!....TOWIE's Dan Osborne Shows Off Ripped Abs

Mathew Knowles In ''Baby Mama Maintenance Payment Scandal'' Refutes Claims

Beyonce's father, Mathew Knowles has slammed reports that he owes the mother of his lovechild support cheques.

According to TMZ, Mathew Knowles' baby mother Alexsandra Wright (pictured with his baby) claims he is owing maintenance payment for two months meaning he's a whopping $24,000 behind.

Sources close to the music manager told gossip website that messed up paperwork is to blame for the dispute. Matthew is set to appear in court in Los Angeles on Friday in relation to the child support row.

He has however told friends that he made the payments slightly late, past the deadline so it only appears like he hasn't paid what he owes.

Matthew is now reportedly behind for his December payment, which was due on the 1st, but plans to pay the full $12,000 before it officially becomes late again.

''If I had kids, they would hate me'': Oprah Winfrey has no regrets about not starting a family,

Oprah is one of the richest woman in the world, with a net worth totallying $2.9 billion. Her empire includes the TV network OWN, two Oprah magazines (O and The Oprah Magazine) and the production company Harpo, just to name a few.

She has famously never married or had children, although has been in a relationship with businessman Stedman Graham since 1986.

But Oprah Winfrey has no regrets, saying it would have been difficult making time for a family amid her busy career.
'If I had kids, my kids would hate me,' she tells The Hollywood Reporter in its new issue. 'They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something in my life would have had to suffer and it would've probably been them.'
Oprah, who grew up in poverty in rural Mississipi, says her attitude about children is in stark contrast to her best friend Gayle King who is a mother of two.
'Gayle [now a mother of two] was the kind of kid who, in seventh grade Home Ec class, was writing down her name and the names of her children,' she says. 'While she was having those kind of daydreams, I was having daydreams about how I could be Martin Luther King.'

How Desmond Tutu's house Was burgled while he was delivering a prayer at Mandela's memorial service

Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was burgled while he was paying tribute to Nelson Mandela at yesterday's memorial service.

The thieves apparently targeted his home (pictured right) in the suburbs of Cape Town in the knowledge that he was more than 800 miles away at the ceremony in Johannesburg.

It is the second time in four months that the former Archbishop of Cape Town has been the victim of burglars.

'I can confirm that there was a burglary last night,' his aide Roger Friedman said today. 'We are not able to tell exactly what was stolen, the archbishop and his wife were not at home. The house was not pillaged.'

Police said in a statement that the crime took place at some point between 7pm and 9pm on Tuesday.'At this stage we cannot give further details, as the investigation into the matter is still ongoing,' a spokesman said. 'No arrests have been made as yet.'

Mr Tutu, 82, gave the closing prayers at yesterday's ceremony to the former president in Johannesburg's FNB Stadium.

SUNRISE NUGGETS: Think Highly Of Yourself !!

Very often, your biggest limitations are the limitations you put on yourself. What you expect has a profound effect on what you actually get.

If you think of yourself as too old, too inexperienced, uninformed, dull or ordinary, those negative expectations influence the way you live. When you think of yourself as creative, passionate, interesting, valuable, unique and genuine, those positive expectations will be expressed in your life.

Thinking highly of yourself doesn't mean you have to be arrogant or elitist. When you truly think highly of yourself, you'll end up living your life so as to genuinely prove those thoughts accurate.
You can be held back by your expectations, or encouraged forward by your expectations. Make the choice to be encouraged, inspired, motivated and compelled by the positive things you expect of yourself.

Sure, there are many difficult challenges you'll face in living a fulfilled, successful life. Don't add your own negative expectations to those challenges. Instead, expect the best of yourself in every moment and in every situation. And ride those expectations forward to a life of true fulfillment.G.AM!!

Inspired by Ralph Marston