Thursday, November 29, 2012

Update on #UZOGOESTOSCHOOLPROJECT : Progress so Far.

The “UZO GOES TO SCHOOL” project is an initiative of STRONG VOICE MEDIA headed by UZO of WazobiaFM. This project is targeted at helping to improve both the learning and working conditions of the pupils and teachers in government-owned schools. A lot of parents enroll their wards in private schools for reasons such as better infrastructure, good teachers, better learning environment and many other reasons. However, a whole lot more parents cannot afford the fees charged by the private schools. “UZO GOES TO SCHOOL” intends to:

-  Help create a better learning environment in government owned schools,
-  Encourage the parents to be more participatory in school activities,
-  Help build better future leaders and a better society and to
 - Promote basic health care and proper hygiene within the school environment.
See Pictures of Progress so far...

The maiden edition and launch of “UZO GOES TO SCHOOL” shall be on the 1st Dec, 2012 at Oore Ofe Primary School, Ojo bus stop off Liasu road, Idimu-Ikotun Egbe, Alimosho LGA, Lagos.


Eldee, Dprince, Goldie, Sheyman set as @naijaplaylist #JAMSESSION Presents "The Royal Streetness"

The Biggest,wildest and hottest of the Season @naijaplaylist #JAMSESSION Presents "The Royal Streetness"

Guest performance D'prince, BlackMagic, Lkt, Oritse Femi, Bigiano, Goldie, Mr Dallas, Morell, Donna Diva and many more

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Guest Dj: Dj Atte, Dj Sammiecool and Dj Macino

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Time: 8pm(Red carpet)
Date: Nov. 29th,2012
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NLC wants Jonathan to fire CBN Governor Lamido Sanusi

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for the sack of the
Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido
Sanusi, for asking that the Federal Government to reduce 50 per
cent of civil servants as part of efforts to revive the economy.

The call was contained in a statement issued by the NLC President
Abdulwahed Omar, in Abuja.

The CBN Governor had on Tuesday advocated a less expensive
system of government that would reduce overhead costs during the
Annual Capital Market Retreat in Warri, Delta State,

Two killed, houses burnt in renewed Lagos clash

Less than 24 hours after some youths clashed in Ajah area of Lagos State, the violence resurfaced on Wednesday as two people were feared dead in the clash which lasted for three hours.

PUNCH Metro had reported on Wednesday that the clash was as a result of a long-standing feud between rival youth groups in Ilaje end of Lekki-Epe Expressway and Ajah.

The police authorities had held a meeting with the community leaders of Ajah and Ilaje on Tuesday night. But despite that, it was alleged that youths from Ajah stormed Ilaje and attacked their counterparts with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons.

It was learnt that some vehicles and houses in Ilaje were set ablaze in the violence.

Unbelievable: 12-year-old girl accuses man, 85, of rape

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested an 85-year-old man, Samuel Oladipupo, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old JSS 1 pupil.

Our correspondent gathered that the suspect had on Sunday called the victim (name withheld) and sent her on an errand but later accused the girl of stealing his phone.

In the process of searching for the phone, Oladipupo was said to have grabbed the girl in his sitting room and forcibly had sex with her.

The suspect, however, denied having sex with the girl insisting that the pupil seduced him. He said he attempted to have sex with the girl but controlled himself when he realised that the girl might have been sent to lure him into trouble.

Oladipupo, who is said to have two wives, told journalists at the Police headquarters that he sent the victim on an errand to buy him a recharge card.

He added that when the girl returned, she said she was hungry and he offered her food.

According to Oladipupo, while eating, she stripped herself naked, exposed her breasts and asked him to explain while her two breasts were not the same size.

“At his point, I became aroused and I made an attempt to have sex with her but as I was about to penetrate her, I realised that she might have been sent to put me in trouble. So, I jumped up and left her. I did not have sex with her,” the suspect said.

But the victim who denied that she seduced the old man said she had gone to mend her sandals when the suspect sent her to buy him a recharge card.

She said after buying the card and loaded it in the man’s phone, Oladipupo later accused her of stealing his phone.

She stated that the suspect accosted her and she followed him to his apartment. But on getting to his sitting room, the girl said the phone was found on the television and he apologised.

“As I was about to go out of the room, the man grabbed me and pushed me to the sofa in his room and forcibly had sex with me. I screamed and a woman who heard the noise came in and took me to my mother,” the girl said.

UEFA could scrap Europa League

A proposal to abolish the Europa League and double the size of the Champions League to 64 clubs is among a number of changes to European competitions being considered by UEFA.

The European governing body is pondering changes to both their club competitions and will make a decision in 2014.

Another proposal being looked at is to award Champions League qualification to the winners of the Europa League, and possibly even the runners-up too, in a bid to boost interest in the second-tier competition.

UEFA president Michel Platini confirmed the proposal for a 64-club Champions League is being looked at.

In an interview with French newspaper Ouest-France, he said, “There is an ongoing debate to determine what form the European competitions will take between 2015 and 2018. We talk, and we will make a decision in 2014. There is nothing decided yet.”

Veteran actor, Ogungbe, dies at 78

Veteran Yoruba actor, Akin Ogungbe, died on Wednesday after a brief illness in Ogun State.

He was aged 78.

His son, Segun, an actor, confirmed the incident to our correspondent over the telephone.

The younger Ogungbe said he was on a location when a text message from a family member informed him of his father’s death.

He said, ‘‘I think it is the usual thing with old age. He was not sick before he died this morning (Wednesday).’’

The older Ogungbe, fondly called Ireke Onibudo, following his role in the movie, also produced Lisabi Agbongbo Akala, a historical play about an Egba warrior.

An actor, Prince Jide Kosoko, said the nation’s movie industry had lost “a father, leader of leaders and notable professional.”

He added, ‘‘He led an exemplary life. A lot of people like the late Ishola Ogunshola aka Isho Pepper, Chief Jimoh Aliu, Charles Olumo a.k.a Agbako and the late Afolabi Afolayan popularly known as Jaguar trained under him.’

Also, Chief Jimoh Aliu, popularly called Aworo, described the late Ogungbe as a very good boss who taught him the rudiments of acting.

Police arrest suspected ‘bomber’ near Ekiti Govt House

Pandemonium broke out in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday when a young man, suspected to be a bomber, was arrested in front of the Ekiti State Government House.

Our correspondent gathered that the suspect was dropped in front of the Government House by a commercial motorcyclist.

The suspect was said to be making telephone calls, which sounded suspicious and attracted a civil servant identified as Johnson.

Johnson, who accosted the man, was said to have alerted security personnel in front of the Government House and the latter arrested the suspect.

Some persons, who claimed to have been present when the suspect was arrested, said no explosive device was found on him.

They, however, added that some charms and weapons, including knives were found on him.

‘How my daughter’s fiancé bathed her with acid’

The motive behind the acid bath of 22-year-old Chika Egbo by her estranged lover, David Sulaimon, remains elusive, but one thing is sure, the victim may not remain the same again.

Chika is a student of the Enugu State College of Education.

Last Tuesday, when our correspondent visited her at the Burns Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Egbo has become a shadow of the beautiful girl she was.

The substance Sulaimon allegedly poured on her had destroyed every visible skin from her chest upwards.

She mumbled to her father, a Taraba State-based businessman, as she could neither see nor speak properly at the time.

When her father, Matthew Egbo, narrated the incident that led to Chika’s state, the story brought tears to his eyes as he lamented that his daughter would never be normal again.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Video: E.M.E All Stars – Change

Directed by Clarence Peters, the video features each member of EME speaking their minds, and it also features footage from some of the incidents that occurred in Nigeria in 2012. The video for “Change” sets the tone for the much larger and more in-depth Documentary “#Dream4Naija” which was directed by Ray McNulty of MTA, and funded by IRI.

Davido To Launch O.B.O Clothing Line

Pop sensation Davido has plans to start his own clothing line in 2013.

He announced this via Twitter, is set to work with shirt makers Cool Beans on the project. Sales will be available both online and in designated boutiques.

FAB Magazine Presents FAB Night Out 2012

This coming weekend, FAB Magazine will host another stylish evening of celebration with the third edition of FAB Night Out. Set to take place on Sunday 2nd December 2012 at Landmark Village in Victoria Island, Lagos, with black carpet starting at 6pm prompt, FAB Night Out 2012 will play host to a bevvy of VIP guests from the world of business, fashion, entertainment and lifestyle.

The night will see awards presented to winners of the public voted in 26 categories and 3 lifetime achievement awards as decided by FAB Magazine to be given to Fashion Icon of the Year, Fabulous African Business and Fabulous African Business Person.

The stage will be set for some of the most celebrated names of Nigerian music who will be performing live on the night; eLDee and Da Trybe 2.0 including Aramide, Sojay and K9; Darey and the Soul Musik crew including MoEazy, SeyiShay and Zaina; Brymo from Chocolate City and AjeButter.

On the runway showcasing their latest designs will be Nigeria’s Mai Atafo Inspired with dapper menswear and AsakeOge from the UK with glam eveningwear, and last but not least Ghana’s Christie Brown flying in to Lagos specifically for the event to showcase the label’s fab African-inspired designs.

Beyond fashion and entertainment, FAB Night Out will feature spoken word by Sage Hasson and a keynote address by author and change agent Adewale Ajadi.

FAB Night Out 2012 is supported by Pattaya Oriental, Newton and David, Jack Daniels and Hewlett Packard. Thanks to Hewlett Packard, two lucky winners on the night will get two brand new HP laptops as a FAB gift.

Media partners for FAB Night Out 2012 are Trace Urban, Beat FM and Spice TV. The social media hashtag for the event is set to be #FNO2012

Public voting which closes midnight on 30 November 2012 can be done online at:


The event will be streamed live at:


PICTURES: M.I, Gbenga Adeyinka, Alibaba, Yemi Sax, Skuki and more rocked at #TualeNaijaPersonalityofDaMonth by Tuebi Abidde(Tuale)

TUALENAIJA is a fast growing entertainment outfit in Nigeria under the coordination of TUEBI ABIDDE aka tuale. TUALENAIJA is set to further contribute to the growth of the entertainment industry; with this quest TUALE NAIJA is running a very strong online blog tagged TUALE NAIJA BLOG (

TUALE NAIJA BLOG has been on for over six months and in this short period of time has drawn attention online via internet. In contributing to the development of the entertainment industry, we think that it is very important we recognize personalities in our society who have over the years contributed immensely to our entertainment industry.

Check out Pictures From November Edition which features M.I & Gbenga Adeyinka.

Darlington(Yawnaija Crew)

Frankris & Resless

Obi Martins Omoba

CJ Coolwazobiainfo & Guest

Nedu WazobiaFM

Imeobong Gabriel

Obi Martins & Ifektive Naija fm

Igos wazobiafm & ... *lips sealed*

YAW of Wazobia FM & Nollywood Twins to Host TWINS CONCERT

The most glamorous gathering on twins and multiples in Nigeria

This unique event sees a wonderful convergence of thousands of multiples including twins, triplets, and
quadruplets, parents of multiple births, from all works of life, celebrities and non-twins alike from all
parts of the country and beyond

Twins Concert is an annual event aims at strengthening ties amongst twins and non-twins alike,
fostering peace and friendship.

The event serves as a platform to celebrate and share the unique values and deepen the bond among
twins and multiple births including parents of multiple births.

The Event will feature Top Nigerian Musicians, comedians, dancers, celebrities


Comedy by, Igos, Baba de Baba, lolo 1 of wazobia, Mc Ice Water and many more



Over the years, Nigeria’s educational system has experienced a steady decline in the quality of education being delivered to its student populace. The reason is not too hard to figure out. The educational sector is terribly underfunded. There have been cries and protests over the current state of affairs in our schools and I am sure that there will still be more. Education, no sorry, a SOUND education is very key to national development both now and in the distant future. It is very obvious that a drastic change needs to occur real fast if we hope to save the system from total collapse.

The “UZO GOES TO SCHOOL” project is an initiative of STRONG VOICE MEDIA headed by UZO of WazobiaFM. This project is targeted at helping to improve both the learning and working conditions of the pupils and teachers in government-owned schools. A lot of parents enroll their wards in private schools for reasons such as better infrastructure, good teachers, better learning environment and many other reasons. However, a whole lot more parents cannot afford the fees charged by the private schools. “UZO GOES TO SCHOOL” intends to:

Banky W, Wizkid to Headline the "BADDEST CONCERT"

Nigerians singer Banky W and Wizkid along with their label mates at EME announced yesterday that they’re staging their first ever music concert titled ‘The Baddest’.

The big budget event will hold on Friday December 21, 2012 at the Ocean View Restaurant, Victoria Island Lagos.

Put together by R28, the concert will be headlined by Banky and Wizzy, with support from Skales, Shaydee, first lady Niyola, DJ Xclusive and other yet-to-be-announced acts.

‘You don’t want to miss this. TRUST me. No really, Trust me’, Banky who’s the label’s chairman, says.

Aluu4 movie in the making

There's an Aluu4 movie in the making and it's being produced by Simony Productions, the Idumota marketers that brought you Blackberry Babes.

I hear the movie will be titled Aluu4. I kinda have my reservations about this movie...mostly because it's being produced by Idumota Marketers who only care about making money and not necessarily as a tribute to the memory of the young men who lost their lives on October 5th. And I'm almost sure no one from the production team contacted the family members of the murdered boys, or even visited the Omoikiri community in Aluu where these killings occurred...and they probably didn't interview anyone directly involved in the case, including the police, to get an insight to what really happened that Friday morning.

Their movie will probably be based entirely on everything written online, because I think you need more than a month of research work before you start shooting a movie based on a major real life event like this. I stand to be corrected tho. Let's keep our fingers crossed and see how the movie turns out...

Source: Linda Ikeji


Get Naked' is a campaign put together to raise awareness about the risks of the incurable HIV/AIDS disease among teenagers and young adults. This initiative is primarily a result of the social and psychological stigma associated to the HIV virus as well as the AIDS disease. As young Nigerian youths, we experience our peers who either live or know someone that lives with this disease undergo prejudice as well as stigmatization and as a result, disclosure is less and risks are high.

The aim of this campaign is evident in our tagline: Go "BOLD" and "BARE"….protect yourself!

This approach is a never before experienced one in Nigeria especially. Being a developing country, the GET NAKED campaign urges and seeks celebrity faces that the youth can IDENTIFY with, mentors and entertainment icons to get naked in a photo campaign to encourage safe sex, disclosure, and draw international attention to this disease through documentaries, TV shows and the print media- which will all be a follow up to the initiative.

The event will be taking place at Bheer Hugz Cafe, Ikeja Mall, Alausa. It starts at 12pm and it is an open entry free for all (we have vvip tags for the celeb and they are protected, there is safety)

Dress Code: "Red!"

Official Partners: MTV The Wrap Up, Innovation Factory, Beer Hugz Cafe, Shola Animashaun Photography

Supported by: Pixie Dust PR, TruSpot!, Metal, Reel Radio, Ovation, Big Figure Small World, Progeny,, Bigtimi Entertainment.

Monday, November 26, 2012

BRT Accident confirmed to us before but it is apparently a false alarm.

We apologies for the misunderstanding.

BRT Bus Full of Passengers Falls off 3rd Mainland Bridge into Lagos Lagoon

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), has confirmed that a BRT bus, that was conveying passengers across the Third Mainland Bridge, has fallen off, into the Lagos Lagoon.

The FRSC took to their Twitter account to break the unfortunate news. The tweet read, "A fully loaded BRT bus fell off the 3rd mainland bridge into the Lagos lagoon, 26-11-12. Rescue work in progress. Motorists be cautious."

It will recalled that the bridge – which is the longest in West Africa – was re-opened on November 6, after it was partially closed down for repair works, that lasted over three months.

Police Foil Robbery at ATM, recover N6m loot

Luck ran out of some robbers on Sunday in Sagamu, Ogun state
South-West Nigeria when Police rescued a sum of six million naira
looted from an ATM of a commercial bank.

Reports say the robbers acting on hints that the machine has just
been reloaded, blew open the ATM using methane gas and other
dangerous objects.

The police in the area however stormed the venue of the robbery
in Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) and foiled the operation.

The robbers took to their heels leaving behind Six million naira
looted from the machine.

Meanwhile, Police in a statement said suspects have been arrested
for conspiracy in the robbery.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Toure, Drogba for BBC African Footballer of the Year award

The five candidates for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2012 award have been revealed.

Yaya Toure has made the shortlist for the second consecutive year and he is joined by his Ivory Coast teammate Didier Drogba, Senegal’s Demba Ba, Morocco’s Younes Belhanda and Zambia skipper Christopher Katongo.

The winner will be decided by African football fans, who have until December 13 to vote for their choice.

Standard international text rates apply, please check with your service provider. Texts are limited to one text per mobile phone number.

The winner will be announced on Monday, 17 December.

It has been an outstanding year for all the nominees, with four of the players winning silverware.

Reports: 20 ladies in mini-skirts killed in Maiduguri

Twenty Nigerian ladies in trousers and mini-skirts were killed overnight by yet to be identified gunmen in the troubled Nigerian city of Maiduguri, has reported.

The online news portal did not reveal the identity of the victims, but said they were killed between 1 and 2a.m today.

Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria’s North eastern state of Borno has turned a killing field since Boko Haram launched its insurgency against the state in 2009.

Over 3,000 people have been killed in various attacks in the state, the neighbouring Yobe, Abuja and some other north central states.

Governor Uduaghan budgets $2.7 billion for 2013

Governor of Nigeria’s oil rich Delta state, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has presented a budget of N398.31 billion, about $2.7 billion for the 2013 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly for consideration and passage.

The budget is N38.9 billion lower than the N437.21 billion for this year.

It is is made up of recurrent expenditure of N145.94 billion, representing 36.6 percent, while capital expenditure takes N252.37 billion representing 63.36 percent.

According to Dr. Uduaghan, the State intends to raise N61.4 billion (15.43 percent) through internally generated revenue, as against the N51.4 billion proposed for 2012, while N198.5 billion (49.84 percent) would be generated as statutory allocation as against the N170 proposed for 2012.

The state also hope to raise N11.4 billion (2.87 percent) through value added tax which is higher than the 2012 proposal of N9.9 billion just as N126.9 billion (31.86 percent) would be sourced through capital receipts as against the N151.9 billion proposed for the preceding year.

22-yr old Newspaper Vendor clubbed to death

A Newspaper Vendor, Monday Francis, was clubbed to death in Calabar on Thursday at a drinking joint near his house.

The deceased had gone to the local drinking parlour to take some shots of local gin (Ogogoro) but later had a disagreement with one of his neighbours whose name was given as Eno who allegedly hit him several times on the head and neck with a shovel.

One of their neighbours Godwin, said that Eno had told his younger brother, Innocent to leave the scene before clubbing the vendor to death. Late Francis poured part of his drinks on Eno before the assailant hit him with the shovel. The matter was reported at the Federal Housing Police Station.

Storm Records battles Show promoter over threat to drag Naeto C to EFCC

A popular show promoter, Fine Boy Swag (FBS) Entertainment is currently in a face-off with Storm Records, following its threat to drag one of the artistes signed under the latter’s label, Naeto C to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over what it termed an alleged ‘fraudulent obtainment of money under false pretence’ from the company by the artiste.

According to a statement made available online, through its representative, Muhammad Nura, the show promoter claimed that Naeto C failed to honour his side of an agreement to perform at one of the shows which his company contracted the rapper in July, this year, after making an initial payment of N400,000 out of the N600,000 agreed upon as the total payment.

The statement reads, “13th November , 2012, Attention: All Media Houses report of fraudulent obtainment of money by Mr. Naeto Chikwe.”

“We write to report the case of obtainment by false pretence committed against our enterprise Fine Boy Swag Entertainment (herein referred to as “Our Company”) by Mr. Nato Chikwe (A musician by profession who is popularly known as “NAETO C” also herein referred to as “NAETO C”.)

Four die, 10 injure in Ogun auto crash

Four people yesterday were reportedly killed while 10 sustained various degrees of injury in an auto crash that occured on Abeokuta-Lagos road in Onihale village in Ifo local government area of Ogun State.

According to an eye-witness, the accident involved a Lagos-bound bus with registration number Lagos XY178 LSR which skided off the road and summersaulted while coming from Abeokuta.

The source however said that,the driver and the conductor of the ill-fated bus and two others died on the spot,while others sustained variuos degrees of injury and have been taken to a nearby hospital.

Confirming the incident,the Itori Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr. Fatai Bakare said the bus carried 14 passengers before the accident.
He said that out of the 14 passengers,four have been confirmed dead while the remaining 10 sustained injury.

According to Bakare, the bus was coming from Abeokuta but later veered off the road and then summersaulted.
Four passengers who were all male died in the accident and the others have been taken to Ota general hospital.

NPAN/APCON advert rift: Court rules case to continue

The disagreement between Registered Trustees of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) over placement of adverts on newspapers would soon be laid to rest as a Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ruled that the matter be continued.

In a ruling, Justice Musa Kurya held that justice cannot be slaughtered in one hand and ordered that cost be paid to the 1st defendant (APCON) before the next adjourned day, saying “on November 21, they came to court to argue the issue of cost. On the other hand, the learned counsel cannot say cost would not be paid.”

At the resumed hearing, Counsel for NPAN, Mr. Tayo Oyetibo (SAN), opposed APCON’s motion challenging the locus standi of his client saying “the summary of the plaintiff is that Articles 21 and 137(a) of the Nigerian Code of Advertising Practice and Sales Promotion are ultra vires (beyond the powers) of APCON, which adversely affects the right and interest of Media House Owners, who are members of the plaintiff’s association (Registered Trustees of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria).”

Urging the court to hold that the plaintiff has locus standi, Oyetibo said the plaintiff claim is not as to the harassment of its employer by the defendants, adding that the peak and substance of plaintiff case is the Constitutionality of Article 21 and 137(a) of the advertising code.

“Under the administrative law, a person who had been, has been or is likely to be affected by a particular statutory provision can go to court to complain. Article 21 and 137(a), which the plaintiff is complaining against did not mention employers but media houses” he added.

Oyetibo submitted that APCON has no power to control the right of Media House Owners by asking them to present their adverts to APCON before any publication, adding that Articles 21 and 137(a) of APCON’s Code expressly measures media houses as target and the plaintiff is an association of media house owners, comprising of more than 20s media houses.

“There is no separate interest of the plaintiff with that of media houses. The plaintiff has no other business but to protect the interest of media houses. This is why the plaintiff has standi to come to the court to complain” he said.

In an objection, APCON’s lead counsel, Mr. A. Idigbe (SAN), told the court that the plaintiff does not have the standi to initiate the action, looking at what is filed by the plaintiff originating summon.

Idigbe said that in paragraph 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 of the affidavit in support, the plaintiff has admitted that the complained and regulatory action was against named staff and employees of NPAN members, noting that the named staff and employees are not members of the plaintiff.

He told the court that owners of newspapers coming out to fight APCON for inviting its staff to the police and their statements taken is simply “busy-body”, adding that they do not have any business in the matter but the staff that have business in the matter.

According to him, “the regulatory action is against the practice of advertising by individuals. These individuals are not members of the plaintiff. So the action of the plaintiff is not targeted at protecting its members but at protecting its non members who happen to be his employees.”

Idigbe argued that for the court to have jurisdiction, under section 6 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, there must be controversy between the plaintiff and 1st defendant.

“The code states the basic principle of advertising in Nigeria, which should be legal, decent, honest, truthful and mindful of Nigeria’s culture. All advertisement must be prepared with a due sense of social responsibility and done in a manner that will not put advertising to dispute” he stressed.

Urging the court to dismiss the case, Idigbe said that the dispute was with the professional practicing advertising, who are first to have a certificate from APCON, before placing any advert on newspaper, adding “but at this stage, let the employees go to the regulators and sort out themselves.”

After listening to the argument of both counsels, Justice Kurya adjourned the case to December 13 for ruling.

The newspaper owners had filed an originating summons brought pursuant to Order 3 Rules 6 and 7 of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2009, on the ground that APCON does not have the power to regulate the activities of the plaintiffs members or any of their employees who are not registered members of APCON or practising advertising.

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Song: Comedian Koffi Drops new single titled " Made Man" off the Gospel Truth Album.

Made Man is the fresh single off The Gospel Truth Album dropping on the 12th of December 2012.

Album has 15 tracks and includes an intro "Devil is a liar" which has been enjoyed by radio listeners nationwide since 2011, the first single off the album "BetterLife" was released along with video( which was shoot in the UK by Lumen) in may 2012.

Gospel Truth is Koffi's 6th studio album, previous albums include COMfussion [2004 with songs like Aroma,mumu,serah], Abinibility [2006 with songs like Green, Aroma remix, workerman etc], TRADofunkHipSouL [2008 with songs like Candyman, LoveBite, Officer etc], Workerman Movement-All Eyes Open[ 2010 with songs like Splufik, No be Ashy, Going Nowhere etc], Root&RoLL Books1&2[ January 2012 with Songs like Happy Birthday, Cherie koko, Talk of the town, Me she want, Inapiti, Pen Ati Paper, wedding song etc]


Gospel Truth will be distributed Nationwide by Iyke The Don and is already available on and shortly on itunes. visit for more info and follow @kofficandyman for updates.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

3 crushed as container falls on car in Lagos

No fewer than three persons were crushed to death yesterday when a 40-feet containerized vehicle fell on a Mazda car on the Badagry-Seme Expressway.

The accident which occurred at about 1.15p.m, was attributed to the bad road which has been a nightmare to commuters and other users of the road.

The containerized vehicle with registration number XT 339 AKD was said to be conveying some goods when it lost control and fell on the car, with four occupants. Three of the passengers died instantly, while the driver was in a critical condition.

The accident caused a heavy traffic while passers-by went on an immediate rescue mission of the trapped persons, before officials of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, and Lagos State Traffic Management Authourity, LASTMA, came to the scene of the accident.

JTF arrests 2 Shell workers for oil theft in Rivers

Port Harcourt – Two suspected surveillance workers of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) were on Wednesday arrested by soldiers of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta over oil theft.

Maj. Michael Etete, the Spokesman for the 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, disclosed this in a signed statement .

Etete said the workers were arrested for breaking and tapping crude oil from an SPDC pipeline located at Kporgho in Gokana local government area in Rivers.

“At about 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 19, troops of JTF Sector 2 Pulo Shield on patrol discovered a pipe break and an illegal connection on SPDC pipeline in Kporgho in Gokana LGA.

“Bori Friday and Young Apahia, all males, working for SPDC as surveillance officers were arrested at the scene.

“The two were suspected to be responsible for the pipeline vandalism,” Etete said.

The Army spokesman said the two suspects had been handed over to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the state command, for prosecution.

Etete called on multinational oil companies operating in the area to monitor its workers so as to aid security agents in its mandate of eliminating illegal oil bunkering in the region. (NAN)

TV news anchors resign on air (VIDEO)

A pair of local TV news anchors had a surprise for viewers at the end of their 6 p.m. newscast on Tuesday: They're quitting.

Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio, anchors for ABC's WVII affiliate in Bangor, Maine, announced their joint resignations, citing a dispute with management over journalistic practices.

"And finally tonight, this will be Tony and my final show together right here on ABC 7," Michaels told viewers. "The last six years have been an interesting and enjoyable time for us as we have been the longest-running news team in Bangor."

"On behalf of Cindy and me, we have loved every moment bringing the news to you," Consiglio said. "Some recent developments have come to our attention, though, and departing together is the best alternative."

The duo did not elaborate for viewers, but they did for the local newspaper.

Fire guts rooms in UNILAG medical hostel

Fire gutted two rooms in a male hostel in the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi Araba, on Wednesday.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the fire started from room 648 and spread to room 647 on the third floor of Block 6 Alliakilu Hostel. The fire caused pandemonium in the hostel.

One of the occupants of room 648 told one of our correspondents that they were not able to salvage any of their property.

The student, who craved anonymity, said, “Around 10am, I was playing basketball when I saw students running all over the place. When I got to the hostel, I noticed that it was my room that was on fire.

“We tried to put out the fire but it was so intense that it soon spread to the next room. The fire was raging because we couldn’t get a fire extinguisher which was in the hostel manager’s room.

“Also, there’s no water on the third floor so students had to go downstairs to get water which we used in fighting the fire.”

The student added that some minutes later, they were able to get fire extinguishers and attempted to put out the fire.

It was learnt that a commercial motorcycle operator, who had come to assist in dousing the flames sustained eye injury and was immediately rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital within the premises.

How to give your parents money

Most established parents don’t think that their children should be supporting them in their old age. Others, however, think it is a child’s duty to support his or her parents when they are going old. For the parents who don’t want your money, there are several ways to quietly give them money through the backdoor. Giving money through the backdoor is giving a person the thing that the money will buy, as explained in the steps below:

Show up with provisions

Comfortable parents will hardly request for money from their children. But it is important to always show appreciation to your parents and knowing they will not accept money from you, you should use money and get them what they will accept. This is always an easy way to free up other money that they need. If you are buying the groceries, they can spend the grocery money on the bills. Be careful to just do it once and a while or they will catch on to what you are doing. Children should appreciate their parents for this is right.

Fire guts TheNews, PMNews office

The headquarters of a popular weekly magazine, TheNews, and an evening tabloid, PMNews was on Wednesday evening gutted by fire.

The fire, which started at 6.30pm, however, affected the last floor of the two-storey building on Acme Road, Lagos.

It was learnt that the inferno was caused by a power surge.

An employee of the Independent Communications Network Limited, the publishers of TheNews, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said nobody was injured in the incident.

He, however, said the fire destroyed every equipment and property in the affected floor.

He said, “The fire was very ferocious. I think the fire was caused by power surge. When the power supply was restored, the voltage was high and some employees did not switch off their systems.”

Reuters video on Borno killings, a conspiracy –Military

New Chief of Defence Staff, Vice Admiral Ola Ibrahim

Defence Headquarters has described as a conspiracy the video clip on Reuters showing soldiers killing civilians in Borno State.

The top management of Defence Information comprising the Director of Defence Information, Col. Mohammed Yerima; the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Kayode Koleosho; the Director of Air Force Information, Air Commodore Yususf Anas; and a representative of the Naval Director of Information, Commander Wabi Mohammed, debunked the allegation during a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday.

The Military high command also demanded an immediate apology from the international news agency, with a proviso that the apology be given the same level of prominence given to its earlier report.

Robbers raid seven houses in Ogun

A gang of robbers terrorised residents of Agbado, Ogun State in the early hours of Wednesday, carting away valuables worth millions of naira.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the robbers attacked seven houses and beat up some of the occupants before fleeing.

One of the victims told our correspondent that the robbers raided four streets during the operation which lasted for over two hours.

He said, “Around 3am, a gang of robbers stormed our area and started shooting sporadically. They went to Akera, Oyetedo and Oluosun streets. They robbed no fewer than seven houses, carting away money, jewellery and other valuables. Some of the residents, including an official of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, were beaten up by the bandits.

Why I can contest 2015 election – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has told an Abuja Federal High Court that he is eligible to contest the presidential election in 2015, even if it would mean staying in office for a total of more than eight years from the date he was initially inaugurated as President on May 6, 2010, following the death of President Umaru Yar’Adua.

The President made the statement through his lawyer, Mr. Ade Okeaya-Inneh, SAN, in response to a suit in which a Port Harcourt-based lawyer, Mr. Henry Amadi, asked the court to declare that Jonathan no longer qualified to run for office in 2015.

Amadi had argued that in doing so, Jonathan would be spending more than the constitutionally stipulated maximum period of eight years in office.

Rafael Benitez appointed new Chelsea coach

Chelsea Football Club can confirm Rafael Benitez has been appointed interim first-team manager until the end of the season. The owner and the Board believe that in Benitez we have a manager with significant experience at the highest level of football, who can come in and immediately help deliver our objectives.
The 52-year-old Spaniard is due to meet the players at the training ground in Cobham tomorrow.

From Chelsea FC Statement

Building collapses in Lagos killing two sisters

A building located in Low Cost Housing Estate, otherwise called Jakande estate, in Oke-Ake-Afa, Isolo area of Lagos, collapsed, yesterday, killing two graduate sisters.

The mother of the dead girls, identified as Mrs Coker, a widow, who was brought out of the debris alive was, however, in coma yesterday. Affected were flats 2, 4 and 6 of the six flat low-cost houses built over 30 years ago.

The building, Block M20, according to eye witnesses started showing cracks and sinking over a year ago. The tragic incident as gathered, occurred at about midnight causing a deafening sound.

Vanguard gathered that while occupants in flats 2 and 4 managed to escape, those in flat 6 – Mrs Coker and her two children: Toyin, a graduate of the University of Lagos and her younger sister, Bukola, did not.

It was learnt that occupants of the collapsed building apparently ignored the warning signs of imminent danger which was evident since the past year. Tenants in flats two and six reportedly moved out some months ago, only for owner of flat two to lease the flat out to new occupants.

After the incident, youths in the area reportedly began a rescue mission. The body of Mrs Coker in her unconscious state was said to be the first to be brought out from the debris at about 3am and was immediately rushed to the estate health centre. Bukola’s body, in her night gown was reportedly brought out at about 5am, while that of Toyin was brought out an hour later, stone dead. When Vanguard arrived the scene at about 8am, officials of NEMA and neighbourhood watch were sighted.

Fire fighting vehicles arrived later.

Source: Vanguard

New Song: Conzuma ----- "YORUBAFA"

Conzuma is a talented artist, sings with a mix of hip-afro and he has recorded two (2) singles. When you listen to conzuma, it gives you a soothing pleasure because you tend to identify who he really sounds like.
He just released another single titled "YORUBAFA". What does it really mean?

Listen to the song and give a feedback and what it means to you, Am sure You'd love it.

Enjoy Conzuma's Yorubafa.

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Multifaceted and extremely intelligent, singer and songwriter SUSAN OLUWABIMPE HARVEY, famously known as ‘’GOLDIE’’ has always graced the Nigerian music scene with her unconventional ‘pop’ genre.

After announcing the coming release of the three naughty singles, GOLDIE is ready to set the ball rolling with the first of the three singles.

Here is MILIKI featuring NAVIO from Uganda. This is just the beginning! More explosive songs are on the way, videos to follow immediately, making sure that you always have a piece of GOLDIE with you wherever you go!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Babalakin slammed with N2b money laundering charge

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today filed a 20 count-charge against Dr. Wale Babalakin, a senior advocate of Nigeria, accusing him of a N2billion money laundering allegation.

The charge was filed at the Lagos High Court today.

According to lawyers connected with the case, Dr. Babalakin was being accused of laundering the money for the former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, now incarcerated in a UK jail for a similar offence. The money was purportedly meant to buy a Bombardier Challenger jet for Ibori.

The money was said to have been laundered through Mauritius.

As at the time of filing this report, the case file is yet to be assigned to a Judge.

Dr.Babalakin is the chairman of Bi-Courtney Highway Service, which had the concession to rebuild the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on behalf of the Federal Government. On Monday, the Federal Government cancelled the agreement, with Babalakin's company saying it is yet to be informed officially.

Tel Aviv bus blast shakes Gaza truce efforts

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A bomb exploded on a bus in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, potentially complicating efforts by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to pursue an elusive truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israeli air strikes shook the Gaza Strip.

After talks in Ramallah with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Clinton held a second meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before travelling to Egypt for discussions with President Mohamed Mursi, whose country is the main broker in efforts to end eight days of fighting.

Event Alert: Tuale Naija Personality of Da Month

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An award set aside to recognize personalities in our society who have over the years contributed immensely to our entertainment industry.

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