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Monday, April 29, 2013

Video: Obama's speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Watch Obama poke fun at himself, Jay Z, CNN, Taylor Swift, MSNBC, Michelle Obama, Conan O'Brien, Rush Limbaugh, the History Channel, Fox and many more at the Correspondents' Dinner which held on Saturday night at the White House

Monday, April 22, 2013

Babcock University releases school fees for next session. Students protest

Well, they are not protesting in school or complaining to their school administration...they are protesting via the media. A few students from the school have sent me mails complaining about the exorbitant fees they are being made to pay to get an education. The university just released the school fees for the next session and some of the students feel its outrageous. See it below...

1) Accounting- N1.5million
2) Nursing- N1million
3) Law- N2million
4) Medicine- N3million
5) Others- N860,000

Liverpool fine Luis Suarez for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre insists Luis Suarez will not be sold despite his latest controversy in biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
The striker has been fined by the club, with the player asking for the money to be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.But there is no question of him being offloaded in the summer despite worldwide condemnation of his inexplicable actions in yesterday's 2-2 draw at Anfield.
"It affects his future in the sense that we have to work with him on his discipline - but Luis is a very important player to the club," Ayre told
"As we keep saying, he signed a new four-year contract last summer and we'd all love to see him here throughout that contract.
"He's a fantastic player, top scorer and everything we'd want in a striker, so there's no change there."This is more about getting him back on the right track and it's largely down to (manager) Brendan (Rodgers) now to work with him on that side of his character." 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The capture of second Boston bombing suspect, Dzhorkhar Tsarnaev

The 19 year old terror suspect was cornered on a small boat in the back of a house and captured alive Friday night. Dzhorkhar was found by a man who discovered blood trails to a boat at the backyard of a home in a Watertown neighborhood. The man looked inside the boat, noticed movement, and called the police.

An hour later, a seriously injured Dzhorkhar, who escaped an overnight shootout with police that left his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev dead, was captured and taken to the hospital, bringing an end to one of the the biggest manhunts in recent US history. Five days after the bombing, one suspect killed, another captured. Just five days! Nigeria needs to learn a thing or two from this.
source: linda ikeji

2face donates traditional wedding cap and shoes to charity

2face has donated the cap and shoes he wore for his traditional wedding to Charity. This unprecedented and unexpected act was done to help raise money for the Lagos State Motherless Babies Home through the Kaymu Celebrity Charity Auctions.

The Kaymu Celebrity Charity Auctions is a commendable initiative from Nigeria’s leading eCommerce community for buying and selling online,

The initiative launched last month with donations coming from DJ Caise, DJ Obi, DRB, Lynnx, and Eku Edewor-Thorley.

Chika Ike gets N5million to cut her hair in new movie

 First Movies International paid actress Chika Ike  N5million to shave her hair in a movie where she will play the lead role. They are currently on location and Chika will shave her hair on Monday. Below is the cheque she got last week.

She's playing Olu Jacob's youngest wife in the movie. When he dies, she's made to shave her hair

Headies 2012: Davido receives his 2013 Hyundai Sonata


Davido has finally received his ride… He was awarded his prize, a 2013 Hyundai Sonata, at the Headies Secretariat, last week, on April 12 2013.
When Davido was announced as the winner of the Next Rated award category at the 2012 edition of the highly renowned Headies, a lot of people weren’t surprised and his fans everywhere patiently waited for
the “Dami Duro” star to get his ride.
Previous winners of the Next Rated award include Wande Coal, Omawumi and Wizkid

Friday, April 19, 2013

World’s Most Expensive Phone Costs $15 Million

Most Expensive Phone

Yes, this is an Apple iPhone 5 and it costs $15 million dollars. Do you know how many regular stock iPhones you could purchase for that price? Probably enough to hand one out to everyone you know and then some!
Now, you’re probably wondering why this thing costs so much. Well, if you can’t tell, its literally wrapped in diamonds.

Oh, and take a look at the ‘home’ button – yeah, that’s a giant 26 cts black diamond. That’s luxury.
The decor on the phone was hand-crafted by Liverpool-based designer Stuart Hughes. The body of the device is chiseled from solid gold and that was done by hand.
The phone boasts about 600 white flawless diamonds which are sitting inside of the solid gold.
The Apple logo on the other hand is solid gold with 53 flawless diamonds. In all, the case has a circa of 135 grams of 24ct gold and a sapphire glass ingrained in the screen!
You shouldn’t have any issues replicating this device. Its only $15 million dollars and holds one of the most rare black diamonds right where the home button is supposed to sit! 

Deadly explosion at Texas fertilizer plant kills 15, over 150 injured.


A deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant yesterday night Wednesday April 17th has left at least 15 people dead, including five volunteer firefighters and one police officer. The blast, which measured 2.1 on the Richter scale according to Reuters, left the town of West, 20 miles north of Waco, 'like a a warzone'. Over 180 people were injured in the blast, while dozens of homes and buildings were destroyed.

Public safety officials say they expect the death toll to rise and that rescue efforts have been hampered because of hazardous chemicals in the air following the explosion. Just feels like the US has been under attack this past few days. Read full story HERE
by linda ikeji

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde makes the 2013 TIME 100 Icon list

F.B.I. Releases Images of Two Suspects in Boston Attack

The F.B.I. today released still and video images of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings - including a man who was seen setting down a backpack at the site of the second blast - and appealed for the public’s help identifying the men.

One was seen placing a dark-colored backpack outside the Forum restaurant, the site of the second bombing, just minutes before the explosion, said Richard DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the F.B.I.'s Boston field office.
“Today we are enlisting the public’s help to identify the two suspects,” Mr. DesLauriers said at a news conference on Thursday evening in Boston.
In the video, both men are carrying backpacks, and wearing baseball caps, one a dark cap and one a white cap turned backward. They are walking along Boston Street.

The images were located as investigators spent hours since Monday afternoon’s attack poring over surveillance videos from stores near the scenes of the two deadly blasts, as well as footage take on smartphones and by television crews filming the Boston Marathon. “Within the last day or so, through that careful process, we initially developed a single person of interest,” Mr. DesLauriers said. “Not knowing if the individual was acting alone or in concert with others, we obviously worked with extreme purpose to make that determination.”

After a concerted effort, he said, investigators determined that a second suspect had been involved.
Both men appeared to be wearing dark-colored zippered-front jackets. The first, whom Mr. DesLauriers called Suspect 1, wore a dark-colored baseball cap with a white emblem on it and markings on the front, a white T-shirt and tan pants. Visible around the edges of his cap was short dark hair. The man he identified as Suspect 2 wore a white baseball cap backward, with dark-colored pants. He had slightly longer curly hair. The men appeared to be wearing hooded sweatshirts beneath the jackets. 

Mr. DesLauriers did not characterize the appearance of the men or offer an opinion as to their possible ethnicity or national origin. 

Mr. DesLauriers urged anyone who has seen the men, or who knows who they are, to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). 

(New York Times)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Beyonce and Jay Z will be worth over a billion dollars this year


Jay Z is worth $475million and Beyonce about $400million. With all the stuff they have
lined up this
year, analysts predict they will hit the one billion mark. Beyonce’s new H&M deal, her 
Mrs. Carter Show world tour, which will bring in $115 million, her $50 million endorsement deal with Pepsi and Jay Z's upcoming Legends of the Summer tour, along with his various other ventures, will put the power couple over the billion dollar mark this year.

Nigerian student facing life imprisonment in Ukraine released today


Nigerian student, Olaolu Femi, who has been in detention in the Lungask district of Ukrain for about a year after being arrested for attempted murder has been released. He was released today.
Ukrainian police charged him with attempted murder, but according to eye witnesses, Olaolu was defending himself against six Ukrainian teenagers who attacked him at the entrance to his apartment block last year. Olaolu was said to have managed to get up and defended himself against the assailants with a glass from a broken bottle.

"It was while he was defending himself that police arrived at the scene and the Nigerian was subsequently arrested and charged with attempted murder of five people" a Nigerian embassy staff who had knowledge of the case said at the time.
source: linda ikeji 

Mercy and Purity Okojie Back Home

Actress Mercy Johnson Okojie is finally back home, after spending over six months in the US where she went to deliver.She came to Nigeria with her almost four months old baby girl a few days ago. She will return fully to acting next month.

Meet the world's hottest transgender - Amiyah Scott

Yep, all that used to be male. Her name is Amiyah Scott, but she was born ‘Arthur Scott’ in New York in 1988. She's a transgender model and make-up artist. Arthur started the process of turning into a woman when he was 17. He got breast augmentation, booty shots, light filler in the cheeks etc etc. 
by linda ikeji