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Nollywood Actress Chika Ike Conferred with Chieftaincy Title in Enugu

Chike Ike was recently conferred with a Chieftaincy title in Amoli Kingdom of Enugu state. The Nollywood actress was given the title of Akwa Ugo 1 of Amoli Kingdom for her contribution to the growth and development of the Igbo land as well as being a role model to women of Igbo land. For the ceremonious affair, Chika rocked her Aso-ebi best in a purple dress which features silver sequined bodice and purple lace skirt.
You can now call her Chief Chika Ike 1 of Amoli Kingdom.
by bellanaija.com



Nobel Laureate Soyinka’s Daughter Dies

Iyetade Soyinka, a daughter of Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, has died. Ms. Soyinka, who was born June 6, 1965, died at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital where she was being treated for an undisclosed ailment.
The death was disclosed in a statement signed by Jahman Anikulapo, an aide to Mr. Soyinka, one of the world’s foremost dramatists and winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in literature. The statement noted that the late Iyetade Soyinka was a student at the Staff School and Queens School, Ibadan before she studied Medicine at the University of Ibadan.
Mr. Anikulapo’s statement described the deceased as “affable, intelligent and sometimes capricious,” adding that she “struggled with her health in recent years.” Despite her health woes, the late Iyetade Soyinka “greeted every day with a smile and doted on her two children.”
The statement, which was issued on behalf of the deceased’s family, revealed that Ms. Soyinka “took ill quite suddenly and passed away while being tre…

Arsenal Won NewCastle To Top The EPL Table

Arsenal came through a real test of their title mettle by claiming a 1-0 win at Newcastle United. The Magpies came into the game on the crest of a wave, having won seven of their last nine games, but a second-half goal from Olivier Giroud was enough to claim the three points for Arsene Wenger’s men.The first notable chance was carved out by Newcastle thanks to a raking ball from Yohan Cabaye, but Mathieu Debuchy did not do justice to the pass, as his first touch was awful and the ball ran away from him.
Arsenal found openings tough to fashion in the first half, with the Gunners restricted to long-range shots from the likes of Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Santi Cazorla which were no real threat to Tim Krul.

2014: FG To Maintain Presidential Jets With N1.52Bn - Punch

The Federal Government has budgeted N1.52b for the maintenance of the 10 aircraft currently in the Presidential Air Fleet in 2014. The maintenance cost is slightly higher than the N1.5bn proposed as the initial deposit for the purchase of additional aircraft that will bring the number of aircraft in the fleet to 11. This is apart from the N747m earmarked for the purchase of aviation fuel for the aircraft already in the fleet.
These figures are contained in the details of the 2014 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Goodluck Jonathan through the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, penultimate week.

Tonto Dikeh, Funke Akindele, Uti Nwachukwu, Fred Amata, Ime Bishop Umoh & Florence Ita-Giwa Party in Colourful Style at the Calabar Carnival

Arsène Wenger confident Arsenal can survive tricky Newcastle test

The Gunners moved back to the top of the table by beating West Ham 3-1 at Upton Park on Boxing Day, having gone behind at the start of the second half before Theo Walcott's double salvo and Lukas Podolski's crisp strike put the visitors back on course.
There is, though, little time for Wenger's squad to revel in their lofty position as the hectic festive schedule continues at St James' Park on Sunday against a team fast closing in on the top four following the 5-1 win over of Stoke which was a seventh victory in nine Premier League games. "Newcastle are in full confidence, they are doing well and won again on Boxing Day with a big score," said Wenger. "Loic Remy is a very good striker, very quick and makes very good runs, so we have to keep him quiet. That will all be another test, but our team wants to do well, the character is great and our concentration is top." Arsenal will be without Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey for the rest of the festive matches…

Olamide, Phyno, Davido, Waje, Others Win Big At Headies

Full list of winners

Best R&B Single
Good Good Loving – Banky W
Best Rap Single
Man of the Year – Phyno
Best Street-Hop Artiste
Durosoke – Olamide
Best Recording Of The Year
This Year – Jaywon
Best Collabo
Ghost Mode – Phyno FT Olamide
Best Rap Album
YBNL – Olamide

BREAKING NEWS: Comedienne Princess ends 7 month marriage

The marriage of popular comedienne Princess has crashed.
Nigerian Entertainment Today has confirmed that Princess (real names Oluwadamilola Adekoya) and her hubby Shola have gone their separate ways putting behind them the 7 month-old rocky union.
NET investigations reveal that trouble started about two weeks after the wedding in May, 2013.
Insiders told NET that the marriage was characterised by endless disagreements, often requiring the intervention of friends and family.
‘It’s been  7 months of a series of efforts to mend the broken marriage until it was obvious that it was beyond repair’ one insider told us today.
Speaking to a NET correspondent, Princess confirms the separation, saying ‘Yes my marriage has ended due to irreconcilable differences’.
She admitted to our reporter that the union has not been as blissful as many thought. ‘We have been having issues since the wedding but we still remained together hoping that we would be able to work it out. But apparently, we couldn’t …

Footballer Obafemi Martins shows off his cars on his instagram page

Mariah Carey: I'm not having any more kids (unless Nick Cannon can get pregnant)

Mother of two Mariah Carey says she's done having kids and if her husband Nick Cannon wants more children, he will have to get pregnant and have the babies himself.
During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, the 44 year old singer was asked by a fan caller whether or not she and Nick were planning to have more children...

Suarez sets record for goals scored in a month

Luis Suarez's brace sent Liverpool top of the Barclays Premier League with a 3-1 win over Cardiff City at Anfield. The Liverpool striker, who signed a new long-term deal on Friday, made it 10 goals in four games. Suarez put Liverpool in front with a volley from outside the area after 25 minutes and then turned provider for Raheem Sterling three minutes before the interval. There was enough time for Suarez to grab a third, his 29th Barclays Premier League goal of the calendar year, before the break to put Liverpool firmly in control. Cardiff showed fight in the second half, with Jordon Mutch reducing the deficit just before the hour, but it was not enough as their winless away run in the top flight was extended to six matches. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made no changes from the side who beat Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 on Sunday. Suarez retained the captaincy after scoring eight goals in his previous three matches. The visitors made just one change from their 1-0 success over West Br…

The Future Awards Africa 2013 Winners

The winners of the 2013 Future Awards Africa are:
Young Person of the Year: Ashish J. Thakkar, age 24
Prize in Advocacy and Activism: Orode Uduaghan-Okpu, age 24
Prize in Community Action: Ife Adebayo, age 30
Prize in New Media: Kingsley Ezeani, age 23
Prize in Journalism: Toyosi Ogunsey, age 29 years
Prize in Business: Saeed Jumah, age 28
Prize in Professional Service: Kayode Temenu, age 29
Prize in Agriculture: Precious Peter Nweke, age 31
Prize in Fashion & Style: Aisha Bello, age 24
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Music Stars Waje & Darey Art-Alade cover Urban Style Magazine’s December 2013/January 2014 Issue

Waje is reaching for the stars. The Nigerian songstress who is described as “The Woman, The Voice, The Passion” covers the December 2013/January 2014 of Urban Style Magazine with R&B powerhouse Darey Art- Alade. Waje glams up in a yellow long sleeve dress, a gold cuff, and a statement necklace. Darey is cool and suave in a white shirt, stripped blazer and dark shades. by bella naija

8yr old wonder kid Amarachi Uyanne, styled & scripted by Tiannah Styling

8 year old wonder kid AmarachiUyanne, winner of the first edition of Nigeria's Got Talent Reality Show has just released the video to her first single “Amarachi Dance”. The video was Styled and Scripted By ToyinLawani, CEO of TiannahStyling.



source:linda ikeji

Did You Watch “The Banky & Tiwa Show” Debut Episode?! D’banj, Mo Abudu, Lynxxx, Dolapo Oni, Toolz at the Launch Party in Lagos

Music superstars Banky W and Tiwa Savage‘s Ebony Life TV talk show – The Banky & Tiwa Show, premiered on Tuesday night. On Monday 16th December 2013, a launch party was held at the swanky Kudeka Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos. If you missed the first photos from the event (click here) Stars were all out at the event including Ebony Life TV CEO Mo Abudu as well as Toke Makinwa, Stephanie Coker, Julius Agwu, Frank Oshodi, Elohor Aisien, Debola Falana, Lynxxx, Wale Ojo, Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia, Olisa Adibua, Sam Onyemelukwe, Dolapo Oni, Iceberg Slim, D’banj, Tunde Demuren, Tee A, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Tee Billz, Nkiru Anumudu, Megha Joshi, Kunle Afolayan, Nikky Laoye, Sasha P, Layole Oyatogun, Anna Ebiere Banner, Tosyn  Bucknor and Toolz. Did you catch The Banky & Tiwa Show on Ebony Life TV? Let us know what you think. Check out photos from the launch party.


source: bella naija

Cristiano Ronaldo's cute son joins him as he unveils new museum

BA is first UK airline to permit gadget use on take off and landing

Small electronic devices, including tablets, smartphones and e-readers, can now be used on British Airways flights during take off and landing. Photograph: High Level/Rex Features

From today, British Airways has become the first UK airline to take advantage of the new European rules allowing in-flight use of electronic devices during all phases of flight.
The agreement with the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which lifted previous restrictions after an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ruling in November, allows passengers on BA flights to use their phones, tablets, e-readers and music players set to “airplane mode” throughout their entire journey, including take off and landing.
“We know that our customers want to use their handheld electronic devices more, so this will be very welcome news for them," said BA flight training manager Captain Ian Pringle.
BA estimated that the new regulations would provide an average of 30 minutes extra screen time for those attem…

Facebook and Zuckerberg to sell shares

Facebook plans to sell 70 million additional shares of stock -- nearly 60% of which will be sold by founder Mark Zuckerberg. The company, in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday, said it will sell 27 million shares. And Zuckerberg will exercise an option to purchase 60 million shares and then sell 41.4 million shares to pay the taxes on that transaction. Other existing shareholders will sell the remaining 1.6 million shares.

Zuckerberg also plans to donate an additional 18 million shares of Facebook, worth about $1 billion, to charity by the end of the year, according to the company. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan were the second-biggest charitable donors in the United States last year, according to a ranking from The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett was number one.
The shares will be donated to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which also received 18 million shares from Zuckerberg last December. But they are …

Michael Abebolaja Found Guilty of Killing British Soldier

A court in London has found two men guilty of killing a British soldier, Lee Rigby near a military barracks in Southeast London in May.
In a verdict that took about 90 minutes to come at the Old Bailey court in London, the two were found guilty of attempted murder of a police officer.
Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, had pleaded not guilty to both charges. The two men are expected to be sentenced in January.
As he was led out of court after the verdict, Adebolajo faced the media and kissed his Quran.
Cell phone footage replayed in court at the trial showed Adebolajo, still clutching a meat cleaver in his bloody hands, ranting that the killing was “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” for British soldiers killing Muslims overseas.
In a statement given outside the court, the soldier’s family gave their thanks for the “overwhelming support” they had received and for the help to get justice for Rigby.
Read by Detective Inspector, Pete Sparks, the family statement …

Okonjo-Iweala Presents N4.6 Trillion 2014 Budget To NASS

The Federal Government has proposed a budget estimate of N4.6 Trillion for the 2014 fiscal year, one billion less than the 2013 figure.
The budget, which was laid before the two chambers of the National Assembly by the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, also estimates that N268.4 billion will be spent on the Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).
According to the minister, the budget supports the federal government’s drive to diversify the economy and create jobs.
The National Assembly had deferred the presentation of the budget on a number of times which made President Goodluck Jonathan to direct the Finance Minister to submit the budget proposal to the National Assembly.
The aggregate expenditure for the budget is put at N4.642 trillion. This excludes the Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme, which is put at N268.37 billion for the Federal Government.
The expected revenue is N3.73 trillion. The capital budget is N1.1 trillion, which is about…

Stars Celebrate Madiba in Lagos! D’banj, Tiwa Savage, 2Face Idibia, Waje, Susan Peters at Ebony Life TV’s Nelson Mandela Tribute Concert

The great Nelson Mandela still lives on! Madiba was honoured yesterday Wednesday 18th December 2013 with a tribute concert – The Legacy Lives: A Tribute Concert at the Oceanview Restaurant, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was organized by Mo Abudu‘s Ebony Life TV and coordinated by No Surprises Events.
Our favourite superstars came out in full force to show their support. We are talking 2Face Idibia, Waje, D’banj, Tiwa Savage, Julius Agwu, Susan Peters, Cobhams Asuquo, Seyi Shay, Zaina, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Nikki Laoye, Darey Art- Alade and Olisa Adibua.

A Love Letter to Madiba! Idris Elba to release Nelson Mandela Tribute Album in 2014

Idris Elbawill pay homage to the greatNelson Mandela, using nothing but his vocal dexterity. The British actor of Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean parentage is set to release an album as tribute to Nelson Mandela in 2014. Idris plays the former South Africa president and human rights icon in the movie –Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. “The album will be called “Mi Mandela“. I went back to South Africa and worked with some great musicians.
I’m really proud of the album. I’ll wait until the film has died down so it doesn’t get muddled but I’ll release it in the new year.
Basically it is a love letter from me to Mandela about me playing him.”He tells Daily Star UK. We are pretty sure a lot of ladies will swoon when they hear his album. By BellaNaija.com

Uche Jombo, Stephanie Linus, Yaw, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Namadi Sambo & Joseph Benjamin at The Future Awards Africa Best 100 Event in Abuja

The Future Awards Africa 2013officially kicked off with an exclusive event on Sunday 15th December 2013, celebrating the Best 100, which include past winners at State House, Abuja. BellaNaijaspotted a host of celebrities, business executives and top politicians includingUche Jombo-Rodriguez, Stephanie Linus, Yaw, Joseph Benjamin,Vice PresidentNamadi Sambo, Minister for FinanceNgozi Okonjo-Iweala, Cobhams Asuquowith his wifeOjuola, Kemi “Lala” AkindojuandBen Murray Bruce. By BellaNaija.com

South African Minister Ebrahim Patel launches Mandela Fashion Award for Designers, Scholarships & other Living Memorials

South African Minister of Economic Development – Ebrahim Patel

With the passing of a great icon, there are always ways to remember them. ForNelson Mandela, it was his love for mankind, his works of humanitarianism and the struggle against apartheid that freed the South African people. Now, we can add three more accolades to the South African giant as the South African Minister of Economic Development,Ebrahim Patelhas announced the launch of 3 living memorials to the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Addressing a group of workers in the Pep Clothing Factorymemorial service for Mandela in Cape Town, he announced a Mandela Scholarship to 10 university students, a Madiba School Bursary for 100 primary or high school children with disabilities and special needs and a Mandela Fashion Award for designers who promote local jobs and fashion innovation. The memorials are to be sponsored by theSouth African Clothing and Textiles Workers Union(SACTWU). Speaking at the event, Ebrahim said “These awards speak …

“The Amazons to Watch” – Tara Fela-Durotoye, Folake Folarin-Coker & Ola Orekunrin listed among Forbes’ 20 Young Power Women in Africa

Forbes recently released its 20 Young Power Women in Africa list and 3 Nigerians make the cut. They include the creative director of beauty brand House of Tara Tara Fela-Durotoye, designer extraordinaire Folake Folarin-Coker and founder of Flying Doctors Ola Orekunrin. According to Forbes, these women are the continent’s emerging power brokers, the Amazons to watch, and the custodians of tomorrow. Check it out!





























Tara Fela-Durotoye(Nigerian. Founder, House of Tara) The Nigerian born entrepreneur and lawyer is the founder of House of Tara, Nigeria’s leading beauty and cosmetics company. House of Tara develops a wide range of African-themed beauty products and perfumes and also operates Nigeria’s foremost beauty academy. In 2013, Fela-Durotoye was nominated as a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum. Folake Folarin-Coker (Nigerian. Fashion Designer)
Coker is the founder of Tiffany Amber, one of Africa’s leading fashion labels. She is the first African-based designer to showcase for two …

A world 1st: 2 openly gay men become Prime Minister & deputy PM

Some people say the world is coming to an end...and maybe it is! Lol. For the first time in history, a country will have an openly gay man as both its Prime Minister and its Deputy Prime Minister. On Wednesday December 4th, openly gay talk show host, Xavier Bettel (pictured left) was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Luxemburg, while another openly gay man, Etienne Schneider, (pictured right) was made his deputy, making Luxemburg the first county in the world with gay men filling the top two spots in its government
"People do not consider the fact of whether someone is gay or not. Sometimes it’s not easy because you have some conservative persons, but there are always less and less and less. I think people vote for my character and they vote for my full party.” Bettel saidAnd guess the first thing he's doing? Gay weddings. Hehe
“Gay weddings will be done soon. At the moment in Luxembourg, we have to change the situation of marriage, religion and divorce laws. But I don’t think …