A panel of Court of Appeal judges in Lagos today set aside the N25 million compensatory damages earlier awarded Lagos comedian, Babatunde Omidina " Baba Suwe " over a prolonged detention by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) last year.
Friday, May 31, 2013
The magistrate, Oshodi Makanjuola, while accusing Mr. Okiotor of flouting her directives to desist from posting the court proceedings on social media; also announced that she is withdrawing from the case.
The book signing took place on Wednesday May 29th in Port Harcourt. More photos after the cut...
Within a year , Dbanj's iconic song , Oliver Twist has gathered over 20 million views on Youtube and still counting! No other Nigerian locally originated song has attracted such huge viewship across the world as this song. This is a special moment in the career of a Nigerian song. According to Wikipedia and youtube sources , the song was No 1 in most African countries, No 2 in the U.K. R & B chart , No 9 in U.K. national chart, No 1 in Romania, No 10 in Belgium, No 12 in Scotland, No 24 in Slovakia and No 19 in Armenian music chart.
Recent U.S. survey also listed the song in Top 5 workout songs in U.S.A. , according to U.S. morning show, Live With Kelly and Michael. Dbanj's Oliver Twist has confirmed itself as a classic.
Jim Iyke on set of a movie in Santa Monica, California with Hollywood actors Garcelle Beauvais and Brian White. See another pic after the cut...
Mariah Carey made it official ... she will NOT be back at the "American Idol" judges' table for a second season -- and just a few hours later her 'AI' nemesis Nicki Minaj also bolted.
Mariah announced her exit amid rumors that 'AI' producers were going to make a clean sweep anyway before next season.
As we previously reported ... 'Idol' is extremely interested in bringing back Jennifer Lopez to judge next season -- and keeping Mariah and J.Lo would clearly be a bad fit ... and a pricey one at that.
Nicki tweeted her sayonara ... thanking 'Idol' for a "life changing experience."
Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!2,510 Retweets 1,920 favorites
If you've forgotten just how "life changing" -- TMZ broke the story last October when Nicki and Mariah got into a 4-letter-laced battle royal during 'Idol' auditions in Charlotte.
Still no official word on last man standing, Keith Urban's future. Randy Jackson's already said he won't be back.
While trying to get over the show I watched on TLC this evening about a man whose life(sex) is centered around his wife's breast milk, and has drank gallons of it, I stumbled on an even more bizarre story of a similar nature: A man whose daily nutritional intake consists of poisonous scorpions!
Friday, May 31, 2013 News: Son Born In Jail, Works Day & Night To Raise Money So Mom Can Be Released After 19 Years In Jail
Indian son has worked night and day in a garment factory to earn the bail money to get his mother out of jail.
A 27-year-old man, Danney Lee Williams Jr from Arkansas is claiming he is Bill Clinton's secret son.
From Globe Magazine
Thursday, May 30, 2013
After all she's been through, Britney Spears really is in great shape.
With a healthy looking head of human hair, a sexy baby blue bikini and a belly piercing left over from her 2001 Dream Within a Dream Tour, the resilient 31-year-old mother of two showed off her sane curves and lucid taut tummy while cooling off poolside at a Los Angeles area resort with her shirtless average joe boyfriend David Lucado this past weekend.
The House of Representatives yesterday Thursday May 29th approved 14 years imprisonment for persons who contracted same sex marriage in the country.
This was sequel to a clause-by-clause consideration of a Bill for an Act to prohibit marriage or union entered between persons of same sex, at the Committee of the Whole.
“Marriage or civil union entered between persons of same gender shall not be solemnised in any place of worship, either church or mosque or any place in Nigeria,” it said.
Introducing the bill, Rep. Albert Sam-Tsokwa ( PDP-Taraba) said that it sought to achieve a far reaching objective by outlawing same sex marriage and provide punishment for offenders.
It also set out a 10-year sentence for “any person who directly or indirectly makes public show of same-sex amorous relationships’’.
“Any persons or group of persons that administers, witnesses, screen and shields the solemnisation of same sex marriage in Nigeria on conviction, will be liable to 10 years imprisonment.’’
It would be recalled also that the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, had warned that his country would consider withholding aid from countries that did not recognise gay rights.
In Nov. 2011, the senate approved the bill that would make same-sex marriages punishable by up to 14 years for the couple and 10 for anyone abetting such unions.
The bill is expected to be sent to the Senate for concurrence.
Better late than never ... so says "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada who finally went to prom last night -- TWENTY YEARS after graduating from high school, TMZ has learned.
Here's how it all went down -- just a few months ago, a high school senior from Bloomfield, Michigan reached out to the VH1 star on Twitter and threw up a Hail Mary ... by asking her to be his date to the prom.
Shockingly, Lozada ACCEPTED -- thinking it would be a fun experience ... particularly because she never went to her own high school prom because she was pregnant at the time.
We're told Evelyn's date Anthony was quite the Romeo ... and even bought Evelyn's corsage.
She took care of the rest -- paying for transportation (in a sick Denali) ... and a fancy dinner -- plus, she paid for her own plane ticket out from L.A..
We're told the two had a great time -- with Evelyn dancing her face off the entire night ... but unfortunately for her date -- her prom dress stayed ON after the party.
Still, not a bad night.
For most brides and grooms, deciding what to wéar on the Big Day is one of the most important parts of wedding planning. But one New Zealand couple didn’t have to shop for wedding outfits — because they got married in the Unclád.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The mother of the newborn baby boy flushed down a toilet in China watched in secret as rescuers plucked him alive from a sewer pipe.
The 22-year-old woman is believed to have raised the initial alarm but only confessed to police after they searched her rented room and found toys and blood-stained toilet paper, the Chinese state news agency reported.
They made away with Pasuma's Range Rover with number plate Lagos - MUS 830AP.
The case has been reported to the police who say efforts are on to recover the vehicle and catch the robbers.
All is definitely not well with Adigun Alapomeji popularly called 9ice in the music industry as all the artistes under his record label at Winfunke Amadiya, Lagos have all left due to the non-performance of the company.
Information reaching Nigeriafilms.com now has it that, one of the female singer, Kayefi, a Celestial Church choir mistress with Olutunu Parish first left shortly after 9ice’s break with Toni Payne.
A source said, Seriki, Wise, Kayefi and Snow all complained of lack of support from the owner, 9ice who himself is trying to get his bearing after his hit album Gongo Aso.
According to Mail Online, the incident took place on Friday and happened near the Temple of Buddha's Tooth Relic, in the town of Kandy. A police spokesperson claimed the temple holds particular religious significance for Buddhists.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Melvin Oduah, 27 years old, is a model and actor from Delta State with a BSc in Chemistry. Karen, Uti are also from Delta State.
Melvin was first runner up Mr Nigeria competition 2011 and 1st runner up Gulder Ultimate Search Season VI.
Melvin enjoys listening to Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and R Kelly.
His favourite place in Nigeria is Lagos and he says the best things about the continent as a whole are the culture and people. Outside of Nigeria, he enjoys spending time in South Africa and the USA because “these are places where you can relax and relate to people conveniently”.
His friends and family inspired him to enter Big Brother. He has always been a fan of the show and has previously come out tops in two other reality shows. He is hoping to use all his experience and charm to go all the way on Big Brother. If he wins the grand prize, he’ll invest it, but he’s also hoping to make his country proud and use this experience as a platform to achieve other things in his career.
The authorities of Usman Dan Fodio University (UDUS) have ordered the immediate and indefinite closure of the university. The decision followed demonstrations staged last night by students at the university’s permanent campus in Dundaye. The students were protesting against incessant electric power outages at the institution. “We can’t study, we can’t rest, we relax, we can’t do anything when there is no light,” a second year political student of the university told SaharaReporters.”