Friday, 31 May 2013

VIDEO: Olamide On The Juice With Toolz

Olamide a.k.a Badoo is one of Nigeria's finest rap artist. His unique style of blending yoruba and english lyrics separates his work from others. He has recently risen to become a huge force in the nigerian rap industry with top charting tracks like "First of All", "Stupid Love" and "Voice of the Street". 

He emerge with the hit "Omo to Shan" featuring Wizkid a few years back and since then has continued to drop massive hit songs. Toolz gets The Juice on Olamide as he shares his experinces in music, relationship, controversy regarding his signing to DKM and whats next. So!!! 

First of All...

NEW MUSIC: Shaydee & Yung6ix - You Don't Know

Yung6ix has been under the spotlight lately for taking shots at Cyrus few days ago, moving away from all that, here is a song that Yung6ix and Shaydee recorded last week on an Oteebeatz. 

Shaydee is working on a follow up for his single O Poju or better still a remake of  the leaked Whine For Me, Yung6ix on the other hand is putting in work for the liberation of his debut album 6′O Clock. 

Download "You don't know"

NEW VIDEO: Davido - One of A Kind

The HKN gang leader, Davido premiered his new music video with a bang! He globally premiered the highly anticipated new video, “One of A Kind” via Google + Hangout.


It's "Sleeping Season" as Robert Mugabe and others were caught Sleeping During AU Summit

These African leaders were caught snoozing during the 50th Anniversary of the African Union Summit which kicked off in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on May 26.
Leading the pack of snoozers is the President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe in blue and silver tie.

Was the summit that boring?

Yvonne Nelson wows us on new edition of WOW Magazine

...She looks like a goddess

AL JAZEERA EXCLUSIVE: Civilians among dead in Nigeria offensive against Boko Haram


Warning: Some viewers may find the images disturbing.


Al Jazeera has obtained the first images of the Nigerian army's battle against Boko Haram fighters in the northern state of Borno.

The pictures appear to show the bodies of Boko Haram rebels and many civilians, including women and children.

The Nigerian army have been fighting the group since a state of emergency was declared on May 14 in areas where the fighters have been operating. 

Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports exclusively from Maiduguri.

VIDEO: Several Injured In Lagos Train Accident

A train veered off its tracks around the Agege area of Lagos state injuring those around but miraculously, no death was recorded.

Eyewitnesses blame over-speeding for the accident which occured at about 11pm on Tuesday, May 28th.

NEW VIDEO: LKT - Alaye Remix ft. Davido

Olalekan Babatunde Johnson best known as LKT has carve a niche for himself since he debut super collaborations featuring the biggest African acts.

The music maverick has made, graced a series of hits from the days of ‘Yahozee’ to present with his voice described as ‘golden husky.’

LKT stormed the industry with the hit song “Follow follow’ featuring P-Square in 2012 / 2013, Alaye was released at the end of the first quarter of 2013 building anticipation for the video. For those who do not know,  ’Alaye’ video was shot twice last year but never released, being a perfectionist.  LKT later teamed up with the  Omo Baba Olowo himself, Davido for the Remix of ‘Alaye’ with cameo from DJ  Humility, Eniola Badmus, Bigiano, Omo Akin, Baba Ijesha and more.

The video for ‘Alaye (Remix)’ is an impeccable visual experience. The Video was Shot and Directed by OLUDARE in Lagos.

Guaranty Trust Bank Named 2013 African Bank Of The Year

The award recognizes financial institutions that have emerged as industry leaders and continent trend setters, due to good corporate governance practices, exceptional service delivery within the financial services industry of their country and innovative products.

Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank PLC, Mr Segun Agbaje attributed the recognition to hard work, discipline and a well-defined operating strategy.

Last year, the bank was named the best bank in Nigeria by the Euro Money magazine for the fourth consecutive year while it earned the 2011 Best Bank in Nigeria award from EMEA finance.

Guaranty Trust Bank also emerged as the first Nigerian financial institution to cross the N100 billion profit before tax milestone from operations at both bank and group levels.

Ten found dead after boat sinks at Chevron Nigeria facility

By Joe Brock (Reuter)
Ten bodies have been found during a rescue operation off the coast of Nigeria after a tugboat contracted by Chevron sank on Sunday in rough seas (Read here), the vessel's owner said on Friday.
The Jascon-4 capsized early on Sunday at a mooring point around 30 km (20 miles) off oil-producing Delta state. Of 12 people who had been on board, one was rescued alive and another is still missing.
"The search and rescue operation that has been under way since 26 May has had to be stopped for safety reasons," the ship's owner West African Ventures said in a statement.
"The vessel, which is located some 30 metres under water in an upside-down position, has become so unstable that the risk of injury to our rescue divers has become unacceptably high," said West African Ventures, which is owned by Sea Trucks Group.
Chevron operates offshore and onshore joint ventures with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp and says it spends around $3 billion a year on its Nigerian operations.
The U.S. energy firm's 2012 net daily production from Nigeria was 238,000 barrels of crude oil, 165 million cubic feet of natural gas and 4,000 barrels of liquefied petroleum gas.

Hezbollah Terror Cell Uncovered In Kano

Nigerian security forces uncovered a Hezbollah terrorist cell that had been planning attacks against Western and Israeli targets in western Africa, Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau stated on Thursday evening.

According to the counter-terrorism officials, a raid on one of the suspect's residences uncovered an extensive weapons cache. An investigation indicated that the cell had been active in Nigeria for a few years, and has planned numerous attacks against western and specifically Israeli targets.

The officials said that the cell is "part of the Shi'ite terror campaign against Israeli targets throughout the world," and is currently investigating claims that the cell was active in other African nations as well.

VIDEO: Unfaithful Wife Beheaded In India (Viewer discretion Adivised)

Source: Naira Tunes
Bandra Bandstand a suburb in Mumbai, India is home to different kinds of actions and primitive dastardly acts. Here women whom have been found guilty of adultery are often subject to various kind of ill treatments ranging from a gang forceful sex to beheading.

Kajol, 24, was found guilty of adultery and was according to the customs beheaded by some irate young men. This is heartless and wicked. 

Watch after cut, viewer discretion advised...

NEW VIDEO: yoM.I – Chairman (Parody Video)


So team VHS watched M.I new video “Chairman” and we taught it would be cool to do a fun parody of a Nigerian chairman. We had fun shooting this, so have fun watching…Staring yoM.I as M.I Directed by Will Zamani .Video Hit Show(VHS) is a new top of the line video review show/variety skits, hosted by celebrity photographer — Yomi Black. It is a social and entertainment oriented program centered on the desire of most men and women to be entertained.

Watch this hilarious video, and let me know what you think in the comments section.. #LHL (LHL = LOL in Yoruba Accent) Y’all don’t wet your pants.

TOKE'S MOMENT PRESENT: THE MIND OF A WOMAN...CRAZY, FUNNY AND TRUE


Watch another episode of 'Toke Moment'. This is a very crazy episode, you cannot afford to miss this one, The mind of a woman, Guys need to pay attention and learn a thing or two.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Done Deal as Jose Mourinho signs new Chelsea deal

Jose Mourinho has signed a deal to become the new Chelsea manager, according to a report in the Sun.

Mourinho and Chelsea have appeared destined to reunite for some time, with the Portuguese repeatedly tantalising the media with comments about his future.

The already raging fire was fuelled when it was confirmed Mourinho would be leaving Real Madrid, since when he has gone somewhat quiet.

Mourinho was seen at Wembley watching the Championship play-off final between Crystal Palace and Watford on Monday and the Sun is claiming that during his recent visit to London he signed a contract to take charge of the Blues.

The report claims Mourinho has put his name to a four-year contract worth £40 million, with 'a senior Blues source' quoted as saying: "It's official Jose is a Chelsea man again!

"Everyone is delighted he's coming back - the club, the players and the fans.
"We are already looking forward to next season; we are sure it's going to be very exciting."

It is being claimed that Chelsea will unveil Mourinho as their new manager next week, following Madrid's final game of the season against Osasuna this weekend.

Chelsea fans will hope for similar success to when Mourinho was previously in charge of the Blues. He won six trophies between 2004 and 2007.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

VIDEO: Nigeria Get Ready!!! Star Takes 22 Musicians on National Music Tour


A star-studded sign-on and announcement ceremony, which officially heralded Star Music Trek 2013, held at Rhapsodys Lounge, Victoria Island on Wednesday 22nd May 2013.
The exclusive event witnessed attendance from celebrities, industry top shots, consumers as well as the media.

The performers selected for this year’s event, all bestselling acts and multi-award winning musicians, will join Nigeria’s leading beer brand Star for a nationwide music tour that’ll excite fans and Star consumers for all of 10 weeks.

Other crowd pleasers and hit-makers billed for the national music tour include Timaya, Sound Sultan, Wande Coal, Obesere, M.I, Mr Raw, Dr Sid, Ice Prince, J Martins, Naeto C, KC, Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shey, Yinka Best, Kas, Phyno, Olamide, Juke Box, Da Beatz and Crystalz.

Star Music Trek 2013 will span 10 weeks and will berth in 10 cities across the country, namely Aba, Abeokuta,Agege,(-Lagos) Asaba, Enugu, Festac (-Lagos) Lokoja, Nnewi, Owerri, Lokoja, V.I (Lagos) and will kick off on Saturday June 8, 2013.

Coded Tunes Presents IDCabasa Beat Freestyle Competition

Veteran  Music producer,CEO codedtunes ent, Olumide Ogunade also known as ID Cabasa who has worked with almost all the top names in the music industry ranging from 9ice, Olamide, banky W, Jahbless, Rugged Man etc...Id Cabasa is known for nurturing young talents and is here again with another platform to give young talented artiste the chance to show the industry what they have... "ID Cabasa beat Freestyle Competition" is a music freestyle competition for talents ranging from the ages of 13yrs - 18yrs.

The Competion which will feature a freestyle beat battle between participants sending there freestyle on an ID Cabasa produced beat..  A freestyle on the beat  by Uchechukwu James a.k.a Wonderboi, a 16yr old Bariga boy who  just finished high school captivated the Music Producer and he made the competition open for Contenders.

Winner of the competition will have a song produced by Id Cabasa (Coded tunes) and a surprise  Collabo with ( ????? guess who )

Here is how to enter:
Download: ID Cabasa freestyle battle beat : http://www.hulkshare.com/mzx8adota5mo
Download: Wonderboi's freestyle : http://www.hulkshare.com/49e4aoidjslc

Freestyle on the beat with the aim of doing better than WONDERBOi  and send your entry along side your name, twitter handle  and contact num to madconceptideas@gmail.com

Subject of the email should be: ID Cabasa beat Battle
NOTE: Please send your entries only once...
Entry Closes: June 15
Voting will be done on twitter with  fans tweeting : #IDCabasaBeat I vote for "Contestant name"

More info : Competition Manager : @AbiolaFabio

NEW MUSIC: X.O Senavoe - Beautiful

After keeping fans in suspense, Africa’s most anticipated lyrical genius X.O Senavoe is back on a “Beautiful” note. Since the ground-breaking release of his “Taxi Music” video, which continues to enjoy tremendous rotation on Pan-African and International television, X.O has been preparing the way to kick-off his takeover year.

“Beautiful”, his brand new single taken from the forthcoming XPoint0 Intro Tape, is produced by DJ Juls, Adey and X.O Senavoe himself. The emotive opus sees Senavoe in his signature poignant story-telling mode over resounding piano chords, commanding drum patterns and a deft string arrangement which culminates into a sound for all moods. It’s beautiful music.

This new single serves as the precursor to the release trail leading to the long-awaited XPoint0 EP/Tape and as X.O puts it, “For me, ‘Beautiful’ is about celebrating everyone’s uniqueness. Remaining who you are, and making the best of all you’re given, is what true beauty is.”
 After “Beautiful”, X.O is gearing to take things a notch higher with the release of two brand new singles in the coming weeks. It’s “X.O Senavoe Season”…

Download Beautiful

Chevron-contracted vessel sinks off Nigeria, 12 crew missing

 
Twelve crew members are missing after a Chevron contracted tug boat sank on Sunday due to rough seas off the coast of Nigeria, the ship's owner said on Tuesday.

The Jascon-4 capsized early on Sunday due to "heavy ocean swells" while the vessel was "performing towing operations" at a mooring point around 30 kilometres off oil-producing Delta state, Chevron's Nigeria unit said on Sunday.

"Unfortunately all twelve crew members are still missing," a spokeswoman for the ship's owner West African Ventures said.

"Rescue operations involving sea divers are still ongoing and a full investigation into the incident is taking place," she said. West African Ventures is owned by Sea Trucks Group.
Chevron Nigeria declined to give an update.

VIDEO: Beyonce Slapped On Butt By Fan During Copenhagen Concert


 
Beyonce's Monday show in Denmark took a turn for the dramatic when one attendee acted way out of turn.
 
The 31-year-old singer was performing her hit single "Irreplaceable" at The Forum in Copenhagen, touching the hands of fans as she sang. As Beyonce turned during the performance, one fan within arm's length took the opportunity to slap on the butt and Bey was not happy about it. "I will have you escorted out right now, alright?" she told the man in footage seen on YouTube.
 
This guy should just be embarrassed of himself. 

Check out the Smith's as Father and Son cover's Summer New York magazine



DOCUMENTARY ON EKO ATLANTIC CITY: Great Wall Of Lagos


 
The Great Wall of Lagos is formidable in its design and already does a magnificent job of protecting the coastline, even though it's not yet finished.
 
Over the last 100 years, pounding waves from the Atlantic Ocean have eroded the land off Lagos, bringing the sea closer to the financial centre of Victoria Island. The threat of serious flooding was a major concern. Before the Great Wall, tidal surges used to regularly cause water and debris to spill over onto the main coastal highway -- Ahmadu Bello Way.
Today the highway is clear from flooding, already protected, thanks to the development of Eko Atlantic.

NEW MUSIC: Tuface - Rainbow Remix ft. T.Pain

One of Africa’s finest 2Face Idibia teams up with T-pain for the remix of Rainbow.

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NEW VIDEO: Goldie - Miliki ft. Navia


Kennis Music present Goldie’s brand new video — MILIKI feat. Navia. Directed by Godfather Productions.
 


Billionaire Tony Hsieh Says ‘Take The Money You’d Spend On College And Start A Business’

Having sold one company for over $200 million and another for over $1 billion before the age of 40, Tony Hsieh knows a little something about making money.

And despite the fact that college is often romanticized as the “best years of your life,” it’s increasingly becoming known as some of the more costly as well, a fact which is likely to have played in Hsieh’s mind when provided this message for students: “I actually encourage them to take the money they would’ve spent on college to start businesses instead, if their ultimate goal is to be an entrepreneur.”

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Rafa Benitez Appointed Napoli Manager.

Former Chelsea interim coach, Rafa Benitez has been appointed as the new coach of Italian Serie A side, Napoli.

He replace Walter Mazzarri who takes over as Inter Milan's news trainer.
Benitez's appointed was announced via twitter by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
"Rafa Benitez is the new coach of Napoli. A man of great international experience. A leader," he said on twitter.

The Spaniard's appointment was also confirmed on the club's website, with the club confirming signing an agreement with him in London on Monday.
Benitez who has once coached Inter Milan takes over at Napoli having won the 2013 Europa League with Chelsea.

Etisalat presents the Geek Force Internship Contest

The fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications company in Nigeria, Etisalat is offering its customers, particularly the youth, aged between 21 and 30, a chance to join its workforce by simply demonstrating sound knowledge of devices and passion for customer service with the launch of The Etisalat Geek Force Internship Program.
 

Talk about a cool recruitment process, everything about this recruitment process will be driven by social media. Here’s how it will work.

First of all, you have to be a university graduate or have an equivalent degree to stand a chance to showcase the ‘Geek-in-side’ and become an Etisalat Geek. If you meet this first condition, then you must submit an online application and a two minute YouTube video which will be assessed to arrive at a long-list of the top 30.

NEW MUSIC: Darey - Special Fever

Special Fever, the unique R&B/Highlife track, describes the art of love as Darey pours out his heart to a young woman who he says gives him a special kind of fever.

The new single, Special Fever, was produced by internationally acclaimed producer, Harmony who is known to have produced international award winning hit songs for Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Maroon5, Mary J Blige among many others.

This impressive new single shows Darey’s pedigree as a creator of good music and his professionalism which cements him as one of the contemporary Nigerian artistes recognized and respected globally.

There is no doubt Special Fever will take over the local and international airwaves soon.

Download Special Fever

Monday, 27 May 2013

Nigeria Brain Super Model (NBSM) Season 2

NIGERIAN BRAIN SUPER MODEL… THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED REVOLUTIONARY PAGEANTRY FOR ASPIRING MALE AND FEMALE MODELS IS HERE AGAIN WITH THE ‘SEASON 2′

And this time, it’s going to be bigger, better and more rewarding as Brendance & Crusader Ltd join hands with International and Local partners to elevate the modeling industry in Nigeria!

HOW TO REGISTRATION

Sales of forms HAS JUST BEGUN…. WATCH OUT FOR AUDITIONS IN OWERRI, AUCHI, CALABAR, ABUJA, & LAGOS!
 

For more Info on sponsorship and model registration, Please contact:
Mr. Brendan: 08033460308 – BB Pin: 24D2CEA5
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Don't forget to visit: http://www.facebook.com/nextsupermodel

Sule Egya Wins 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize For Africa

Nigerian academic Dr Sule Emmanuel Egya, who writes poetry and fiction under the pen name E.E Sule, has won this year’s Commonwealth Book Prize for Africa. His first novel, Sterile Sky, published by Pearson Education in the African Writers Series in 2012, was adjudged best by the Commonwealth Prize panel.

Dr Egya has taught at Nasarawa State University and the University of Abuja and is currently an associate professor of English at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai. Besides poems and short stories published in numerous anthologies, literary magazines and journals, he has published three poetry volumes namely What the Sea Told Me (winner of the 2009 ANA Gabriel Okara Prize), Unclad Sun, and Knifing Tongues.

Sterile Sky is a story of a gifted young Murtala who grew in Kano where violent riots exacerbated by his family’s own woes threaten to erase all he holds dear. Stalked by monsters, real and imagined, desperate to preserve a sense of self and the future, Murtala hunts for answers in the wreckage of the city and the book gives us a unique insight into modern life in northern Nigeria.

Debbie Martin, Angelina Jolie's aunt dies of breast cancer

Angelina Jolie's aunt has died of breast cancer less than two weeks after the actor herself revealed she had a double mastectomy to avoid the disease.

Jolie's aunt Debbie Martin died at age 61 on Sunday in a San Diego area hospital, her husband Ron Martin has told the press. Debbie Martin found out too late about inherited defective gene that prompted actor to have preventive double mastectomy
Debbie Martin was the younger sister of Jolie's mother Marcheline Bertrand, whose own death from cancer in 2007 inspired the surgery that Jolie had.

According to her husband, Debbie Martin had the same defective BRCA1 gene that Jolie does but did not know it until after her 2004 cancer diagnosis.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

PHOTOS: Ombatse Massacre: Tears At Funeral Service for Slain SSS Officers

By SaharaReporters, New York
Tears flowed freely at the headquarters of State Security Service (SSS) in Abuja as ten fallen officers who died under mysterious circumstances during an operation against a cult group (Ombatse) at Eggon Village in Nasarawa State recently were honoured with candle light procession.
 
The atmosphere at the venue of the funeral service was tense and pathetic as relatives, friends and colleagues  of the deceased wept profusely.

Kerry makes sub-Saharan Africa visit, warns Nigeria against Human right violation

Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard in the coming months to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan.

Kerry, attending the African Union's 50th anniversary, backed the Nigerian government's efforts to root out Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked radical sect. But he said there is no excuse for abuses by armed forces in Nigeria's long neglected north, where President Goodluck Jonathan has declared emergency rule.

"We defend the right completely of the government of Nigeria to defend itself and to fight back against terrorists," Kerry said. He added, however, that he has raised his concerns with Nigerian officials to insist on the military "adhering to the highest standards and not itself engaging in atrocities."

"One person's atrocities do not excuse another's," Kerry said. "Revenge is not the motive. It's good governance, it's ridding yourself of a terrorist organization so that you can establish a standard of law that people can respect."

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Joselyn Dumas covers the June edition of New African Woman.

Ghanaian TV presenter and actress, Joselyn Dumas is on the cover of June/July New African Woman Magazine UK Edition. 

Unilag, Lagos Flash Mob (Glo XMob)


The Mother of all flash mob is here as the students of the University of Lagos showed their unique skills when the X-Factor team visited their institution.

Their performance in one word is simply "Explosive".

Watch and find out why Unilag is termed the country's best entertainment academic institution.

Don't forget to catch the actions, thrills and the sensation every week on your screens.

Nigeria
STV         Saturday 8:30p.m

AIT          Saturday 7:00p.m
WapTV    Saturday 4:00p.m
NTA         Sunday   5:00p.m

Ghana
ViaSat 1  Sunday   8:00p.m

NEW VIDEO: Donna Diva - Gaga


 
Early last year {2012}, sensational *Donna Diva* dropped a single "Shut-up" featuring Zee with a mind blowing video shot by clearance Peters.
 
In a new light, she is back with the video of her hot and raving single "*GAGA*" featuring Goldcruz.
 
In case you do not know, Donna Diva made all Costumes and outfit worn in the video herself.
 
CONNECT WITH DONNA DIVA ON TWITTER : @iamdonnadivaful
 

NEW MUSIC: Moelogo - Mary J

Coming off the success of his breakthrough single “Pangolo” and the remix featuring DRB LasGidi, rising Afrobeats/AfroPop star MOELOGO returns with a free download for listeners and critics alike titled “Mary J” produced by the very prolific Bayoz Muzik (Giggs, Example, Wretch 32) and Delerious Pro who has worked with UK stars such as Misha B and Dotstar.

With the musical backdrop - led by thumping drum patterns and synth-heavy keyboard arrangements - being provided by such a stellar combination of creative minds, MoeLogo duly obliges with a smooth vocal performance coupled with a mellow flow and lush wordplay that matches the Bayo Muzik and Delerious Pro co-produced record to a perfect tee.

DOWNLOAD “MARY J”

Suicide Jumper Lands and kills 5-Year-Old in Tragic Incident

A suicide jumper has killed a 5-year-old girl, crushing her as he jumped to his death from the 11th floor of an apartment building in Busan, South Korea.

It is horrible to commit suicide, but taking out a 5-year-old while killing yourself is the ultimate selfish act. The 39-year-old jumper killed the 5-year-old in Busan, South Korea.
South Korea has the highest suicide rate in the world which is 2.5 times higher than any other highly developed country, with an estimated 50 suicides per day.


The jumper died instantly, the little girl died later at a hospital due severe injuries, which included numerous broken bones along with brain damage.

So far, South Korean authorities have no motive as to why this 39-year-old man jumped to his death killing a 5-year-old along the way. He did not leave a suicide note, and they have not been able to determine why he wanted to commit suicide.

Soda and Other Beverages and the Risk of Kidney Stones

Adults who drink at least one sugar-sweetened drink a day are slightly more likely to develop kidney stones than people who rarely imbibe them, according to a new study.

While the recommendation for kidney stone prevention has been to drink a lot of fluids, the study suggests that it's not just the amount of fluid but the type of drink that also matters.

Dr. Gary Curhan, the senior author of the study, said patients often ask for dietary advice to help prevent kidney stones.

While the recommendation has been to drink plenty of fluids, Curhan said, patients often ask, "what should I drink? There's a lot of lore out there." To see whether the type of beverage might matter, Curhan, of the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and his colleagues collected data from three massive surveys of nearly 200,000 people.

Woolwich suspect's friend arrested after appearing on Newsnight

A friend of one of the suspected killers of a soldier butchered in a London street was arrested by counter-terrorism officers yesterday after going on television to allege that Michael Adebolajo was tortured in Kenya and harassed by MI5 – who asked him to spy for them.

The allegations came from Abu Nusaybah, who was arrested under terrorism legislation minutes after finishing recording his interview for BBC Newsnight.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

UEFA introduces 10-match ban for racist behaviour and abuse

Racist abuse by players or officials will carry a minimum 10-match suspension, the UEFA executive committee has confirmed.

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino announced the changes in April and they will be included in next season's disciplinary regulations. UEFA is only able to enforce measures in its own competitions but will ask its 53 members to follow its lead at the congress on Friday.

"An association should adopt the same or similar measures,'' Infantino said. ''UEFA has always acted in a way to try to convince people rather than impose. I don't think you measure the way of fighting against racism in one simple measure and sanction."

Racism in football has come to the fore this season following a number of unsavoury incidents.
Kevin-Prince Boateng led his Milan team-mates from the pitch after being abused by fans of Pro Patria during a friendly in January and, on May 12, the Serie A game between Roma and Milan became the first to be temporarily suspended after Roma fans did not heed loudspeaker warnings stop abusing Boateng and Mario Balotelli.


National associations had previously been fined by UEFA but new measures will target clubs directly, with escalated punishments beginning with a fine and partial stadium closure and rising to full stadium closure and a €50,000 fine.

Meanwhile, the minimum ban for abusing match officials has been raised from ten to 15 matches and the sanction for insulting an official has risen two to three games.

'Al Qaeda' Twin Bomb Attacks In Niger Kill 25


Twin suicide bomb attacks by militants at an army barracks and a French-run uranium mine 100 miles apart kill up to 25 people.

According to reports, dozens of people were killed in the blasts, including 18 soldiers. The attackers are holding army recruits hostage at the Agadez base, the Niger’s authorities have released.

Niger’s Interior Minister Abdou Labo said that 13 persons were injured and that six of them suffered serious injuries. Defense Minister Mahamadou Karidjo described the attackers as "redskins", in a reference to members of the country's Tuareg and Arab groups. Some 30 minutes after the first blast, a suicide bomber blew up an explosives-laden four-by-four at the Somair uranium mine some 250 kilometers north of Agadez.

The attacks are believed to have been carried out by Islamic extremists based in neighbouring Mali but A member of the Niger government said responsibility for the attack had been claimed by the MUJWA militant group, an al Qaeda-linked West African militant group.

The attack on the barracks resulted in a fierce gun battle. Security forces returned the town to calm but one attacker was still holding soldiers hostage, officials said.

Another spokesman, Abdou Labo, said in a press conference: "We have 19 dead in Agadez, 18 soldiers and a civilian," adding that four suicide bombers were killed in the blast.

"A fifth bomber has locked himself up in an office with several trainee officers as hostages," he added.

BATTABOX VIDEO: When can an African Woman divorce? SHOCKING ANSWERS!

When can an African Woman divorce her husband - is a question with some shocking answers for any women fighting for liberation of their sex. We hit the streets of Lagos, Nigeria to ask African women when is would be acceptable to divorce their husband.

Cossy Ojiakor covers the maiden edition of Chizy's Spyware magazine

Nerd?

VIDEO: Ghana Flash Mob (Glo XMob)


Find out what went down when the Glo X-Factor audition train visited Kumasi and Accra all in Ghana.

Everyone was excited including little kids as they thrilled passers by with their performance.

Don't forget to catch the actions, thrills and the sensation every week on your screens.

Nigeria
STV         Saturday 8:30p.m

AIT          Saturday 7:00p.m

WapTV    Saturday 4:00p.m

NTA        Sunday   5:00p.m

Ghana
ViaSat 1  Sunday   8:00p.m

NEW VIDEO: Samklef – Suwe [Remix] ft Olamide



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NEW MUSIC: NIYOLA – CRAZY + TOH BAD


EME‘s leading lady; NIYOLA releases hot new singles.After wetting appetites with Don’t Delay Me and features alongside Banky W, L Marshall and BurnaBoy, EME’s 1st lady Niyola serves us two new singles; CRAZY and TOH BAD. Love is the central theme and Niyola shows us her romantic, playful and charming sides.
Crazy produced by Masterkraft is a mid tempo ballad that tells the story of the intense emotions attached to loving that special someone. While the Oscar laced Toh Bad is the atypical love song, in it Niyola explains the depth of true love and how encompassing love is.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

2 Arik Air Hostesses Nabbed For Drugs In London.


A statement by the Head of Press and Public Affairs Section, British High Commission, Rob Fitzpatrick and The management of Arik Air, on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of two Arik Air staff at the Heathrow Airport in London, England for suspected drug trafficking.

He said, “The two, Nigerian women aged 37 and 32, who worked for the airline Arik Air, had arrived on a flight from Lagos, Nigeria on the evening of Monday, May 20.
“They were arrested after a package of drugs was discovered by Border Force officers on a bus which had been used to transport air crew.

The issue was first conformed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA which disclosed that it had already opened investigations on Tuesday afternoon, shortly after the Arik Airline workers were allegedly nabbed with the illicit drugs. The value of the drugs was put at £ 600,000.

Spokesperson of the NDLEA, Mitchell Ofoyeju described the issue as a national embarrassment. He said “we are aware of the arrest and we have opened an investigation into the matter”

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

PHOTO Pick of the day: Nicki Minaj at the 2013 Billboard awards



Kelly Rowland to appear as judges for the second time on X Factor


Simon Cowell has finally announced replacement for Britney Spears and L.A. Reid's places on the "X Factor" panel for Season 3. It has been officially confirmed that Destiny's Child diva, Kelly Rowland and Latin pop superstar, Paulina Rubio are the the new "X Factor" judges, joining Simon and returning judge Demi Lovato this season.

These hirings make "The X Factor's" new judging panel the most girl-powered in the singing-show sphere with Simon as the only male among the ladies.

Monday, 20 May 2013

VIDEO: Miguel's Jump Kick Fail At Billboard Music Awards

R&B crooner Miguel made a new friend at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night after he miscalculated a jump kick from one part of the stage to another during his performance of "Adorn," falling more than a bit short and landing on an audience member's head and/or neck leaving at least one of them bruised.

The dramatic collision came at the tail end of his performance, with his right leg landing on top of one woman's head and his left side bashing another fan's arm. The singer finished his performance while splayed on the ground as the young audience behind looked on in a mixture of awe and confusion.

Immediately following the incident, Miguel emerged backstage with one of the fans, who was holding an ice pack on her arm as the two were interviewed by Billboard's editorial director Bill Werde, right.

"Well, I think it's kind of clear what happened," he said, looking visibly embarrassed. "But I'm very happy to bring my new friend, Khyati, we just met . Unfortunately we did not meet under the best circumstances, but I think we're okay."

The young woman seemed to take the injury in stride, looking thrilled to be backstage with Miguel and even dropping a pun when asked what she thought of him.

"I Adorn him," she said.

PHOTO: Messi shows off baby Thiago after winning the Fourth La Liga title in 5 seasons.

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi holds his son, Thiago, during a celebration at Camp Nou. The Catalans wrapped up their fourth La Liga title in five seasons a week ago, and held a celebration at their stadium on Sunday. 

NEW MUSIC: Temisan - ForDGyals


Songwriter, musician TEMISAN  has been described as a heart robber by many fans " But that's not saying his music is sad or depressing. The "melancholy" represents TEMISAN's reflectiveness, youth, and poetic nature. In fact, when it comes to his music, poetry comes before a single note is even written. 

"I try to pride myself on lyrics," TEMISAN explains. "I think it's incredibly important that lyrics are honest and come from somewhere that really means something to the writer."

The question still remains, whose side is Temisan on? Every song points in the direction every girl craves for. Temisan is slowly building a huge fan base with the ladies and with this song "forDgyals" he has once more stolen their hearts earning himself the title of "Temisan forDgyals" LOL. 'ForDGyals' was produced by El Emcee...This is once again another classic.  

Download ForDGyalz & Enjoy.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Death Threats Made Against Singer, Chris Brown - Brown's Attorney


The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating death threats made against Chris Brown.

Multiple threats were made via telephone calls to the office of Chris Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos and the caller threatened Chris' life.

Geragos took the threats very seriously and immediately reported them to the LAPD, giving them all the information he had on the calls and LAPD are currently investigating the situation.

State Of Emergency: Blast In Maiduguri Forces 24-hr Curfew by JTF


According to Guardian News

Barely 24 hours after its camps were bombarded by the military, the Boko Haram Islamic sect Saturday staged a desperate, but weak, fight-back, detonating a bomb that killed two Maiduguri residents and injured two others.

Also, the Joint Task Force (JTF), Saturday, imposed a 24-hour curfew on 12 wards and other areas of the metropolis with immediate effect.

Areas affected include North, Northeast and Southeast flanks of Maiduguri metropolis, including three Housing Estates on Bama and Gambouru/Ngala roads.

JTF spokesman, Lt. Col Sagir Musa, announced the indefinite curfew.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Silverbird T.V Network presents ‘Smooth Video Mix’


One of Africa’s largest TV networks ‘Silverbird T.V’ is taking a step further to present to their viewers a new and exciting 1 hour music video T.V Show that showcases the hottest , latest and evergreen Nigerian music video’s mixed together by a top Nigerian Radio Dj ‘The sensational Dj Smooth’, who has given us the hottest mixes on radio via Rhythm 93.7 FM Lagos and Rhythm 94.7 FM Abuja .

The Show which is tagged ‘Smooth video Mix’ will be aired 11pm every Sunday on SilverBird TV Network and it’s well packaged to keep you glued to your TV Screen from start to finish.

Trust Me , You don’t want to miss it !!

Atletico Madrid stun Real Madrid to win their 10th Copa Dey Rey Cup


Atletico Madrid won their 10th King's Cup when defender Miranda scored in the first half of extra time to secure a 2-1 victory against city rivals Real Madrid in a bad-tempered clash on Friday.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who was shown a straight red card near the end of the game, headed Real ahead in the 14th minute at their Bernabeu stadium before Atletico forward Diego Costa levelled 10 minutes before halftime.

Miranda nodded in a Koke cross in the ninth minute of extra time to deny Real and coach Jose Mourinho, who was sent from the bench for protesting a decision in the second half of regular time, a 19th Cup triumph.

The match descended into chaos near the end with Ronaldo sent off after clashing with Atletico captain Gabi, a mass brawl between the substitutes and technical staff on the side of the pitch and Atletico goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois apparently hit by an object thrown from the crowd. Gabi was also handed his marching orders in the dying seconds after a second yellow card.

NEW MUSIC: Fefe - Aura

“FeFe (@SupaDupaFeFe) is a fast rising singer-songwriter with a seductive voice and equally flattering wordplay. Since relocating to Lagos, FeFe has continued to push the boundaries of her music, creating the smash single, “AURA”. Partnering with the extraordinary, DJ Klem, “AURA” meshes old school and new school sounds to create a new groove jam. “AURA” is written by FeFe and produced by DJ Klem.”

Download Aura

Friday, 17 May 2013

PHOTO+VIDEO: Shots Fired During Cannes Film Festival Interview


Full program of live Grand Journal in Cannes during the Cannes Film festival was however interrupted when  shots were fired in public. The program was terminated immediately. Courage Michel Denisot(The Host) who fled immediately under the table.


Christopher Waltz was on the set of Le Grand Journal when the shots were fired, and security whisked him off stage. The rest of the audience rushed the set in panic.

You can't really hear the shots in the video ... but witnesses are saying they came from a man with a gun. There are reports the shots fired were blanks.

The man has since been apprehended by police. No one was injured.

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