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This week on Big Brother

You have got to hand it to Prezzo for being a snake in the grass. First he put his woman, Goldie, up for eviction, but then when they both survived, he went back to her like nothing happened. The poor girl thinks he is deeply in love with her. You can’t blame her, because when Alex told her that she looked better without the ridiculous eyelashes, she ran off to tell Prezzo, who was quick to bite Alex’s head off. He even went on to bar Alex from speaking to her again. When it came out that Keagan was talking about Prezzo behind his back, the Kenyan rapper again called him out in front of the other housemates. Unlike before, when Keagan was all high and mighty, this time when Prezzo spoke, the man listened with his tail between his legs.
Goldie, Kyle, Lady May and Prezzo are up for eviction this week. People are probably getting really worried about Goldie’s ever-changing emotions. She is the personification of the phrase “cry me a river”. She cr…

Two Nigerians make Forbes ’10 Young African Millionaires’ list

Two Nigerians have been listed on a compilation of the ten young Africans millionaires to watch out for. The list which was released by popular business magazine, Forbes, has 30-year-old C.E.O of Bakrie Delano Africa, Ladi Delano and owner of IrokoTV, Jason Njoku as the only two Nigerians on the list. Other young entrepreneurs who made the list include Mark Shuttleworth, Justin Stanford and Yolanda Cuba from South Africa, Ashish Thakkar from Uganda, Senegalese Magatte Wade and three others. The magazine recently released a list of 20 youngest most powerful African women which had writer, Chimamanda Adichie, journalist Funmi Iyanda and I.T guru, Juliet Ehimuan as Nigeria’s representatives.
By Olamide Jasanya

Nigeria to spend $33.4m on family planning in 4 yrs - Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that Nigeria will spend $8,350,000 annually over the next four years making a total of $33,400,000 on issues bordering on family planning with a view to reducing the country’s currently unacceptably high maternal and child mortality rates.
Jonathan, who was represented by the Minister of State for Health, Dr Mohammed Ali Pate, stated this at a family planning summit which took place in London, on Wednesday.

According to him, the new arrangement was aside current annual commitment of $3 million for the procurement of reproductive health commodities.

“We are committed to increasing the awareness and demand for family planning and reproductive health services by women regardless of their socio-economic status. In our quest to save one million lives in Nigeria by 2015, we consider all lives have equal value,” he said
He added: “We are focused to save the lives of mothers and children from preventable causes and consider family planning a life…

Worlds Largest Companies Royal Dutch Shell tops Fortune's list of the world's largest companies by revenue.

Royal Dutch Shell

Rank: 1 (Previous rank: 2)
CEO: Peter R. Voser
Employees: 90,000
Address: Carel van Bylandtlaan 30
The Hague, 2596
Country: Netherlands

The company at the top of Fortune’s Global 500 list has made headlines for its push to drill in Arctic waters. It's been a controversial plan, in part, because a spill in cold water near Alaska would likely prove difficult to clean. Shell is pushing forward, hoping to begin drilling this July for some of the estimated 90 billion barrels of recoverable oil in the Arctic. Over the next 10-20 years, the company expects oil from the Arctic to be its largest source of crude.
In the short-term, Shell has done well, boosting its earnings for the first quarter of 2012 by 11%, compared to the previous year, to $7.7 billion. Part of the increase in earnings comes from Shell’s long-term projects that have just started producing: namely, a gas-to-liquids plant in Qatar and projects in the Canadian oil sands. 

Shelley DuBois, writer…

Usher’s Confession crosses 10-million sales mark!

Usher’s 2004 album Confessions surpassed 10-million in U-S sales this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Confessions was released on March 23rd, 2004 and debuted at number one on the Billboard album chart with 1.1-million copies sold in its first week, making it one of only 17 albums to sell one-million in a single week. Confessions spent nine weeks at number one on the album chart and spawned three number one hit singles with "Yeah!," "Burn" and "Confessions Part II."

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Confessions is only the 19th album to sell 10-million units since the SoundScan era began in 1991. The last album to sell 10-million was Eminem’s The Eminem Show, which was released in 2002 and crossed the threshold last year.
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9Ice signs to Diesel Music: Joints set to be released in the next few weeks…

Founder and owner of Alapomeji Records, 9ice, has signed a new record label deal with Diesel Music.

9ice has already collaborated with Shyne and Smoothy who are also signed under Diesel Music. According to reports the deal was sealed not so long ago.

A few of the joints are set to be released in the next few weeks.
 MTV Base

R. Kelly blames The Notebook for his divorce

R. Kelly alleges that the true reason he and former wife, Andrea Kelly got a divorce was due in part to Ryan Gosling. The couple was married for a turbulent twelve years during which they had three children and endured the backlash during Kelly’s child pornography trial. After one too many fights, Mrs. Kelly threw her 50-thousnad dollar wedding ring into a pond in the couple’s backyard and spawned R.Kelly’s epiphany after watching 2004’s The Notebook. According to Kelly’s new memoir, the R&B singer burst into tears at the end of the film, coming to the realisation that his marriage had ended and there was nothing he could do to bring it back.


I will push for Chelsea deal insists agent of Wigan Athletic ace Moses

The agent of Victor Moses has insisted he ‘will do all he can’ to ensure his client switches to Chelsea.

The Latics have already rejected one £4 million bid from the Blues, but it is expected that they will return.

Wigan chairman, Dave Whelan, recently attacked the involvement of agents, arguing they were not working for the good of their clients.

Moses’ representative, Tony Finnigan, has hit back and gone on to say he will push for a move as long as the two clubs agree a fee.

He said: “I know how these things work, but I’m not getting involved in a slanging match.

“All I will say is, how did Victor end up at Wigan, when he could have gone to Manchester City? Who took him to Wigan?'

He added: “Provding Wigan can agree a fee with Chelsea, I will do all I can to make the move happen for Victor,' he added.

Wigan are demanding up to £12 million for Moses, while Chelsea are said to value him at closer to £8 million.

by Rob MacDonald

DANA issues $30,000 cheques to victims’ families

Dana Air’s lead underwriter in Nigeria on Tuesday issued cheques for interim benefits to nine claimants.
This comes on the heels of legal verification of documentation and next of kin status.
The commencement of payment to the nine families by DANA Air is in compliance with the mandatory requirement by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), for interim benefits to be paid to families of crash victims within 30 days of the accident.
As part of efforts to ensure proper rehabilitation of the displaced Iju-Ishaga residents, Dana Air has also presented cheques to all affected families as payment for new accommodation.
The company, according to its spokesman, Mr. Tony Usidamen, explained that is in contact with all other families who have submitted relevant documents to Dana Air's Crisis Management Centre (CMC) in Lagos and Abuja.
It advised that they come forward to the chambers of Yomi Oshikoya & Co, appointed by the insu…