Thursday, 29 October 2015

Full Profile of the New Ooni of Ife

Many years before the birth of the young prince, it was predicted that a child of prominence that would impact the lives of mankind would be born into the family of Giesi Ruling House, Ojaja Royal Compound of Agbedegbede in Ile-Ife at exactly 1pm. 

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Emenike Has Also Announced His Retirement From the Super Eagles!

The crisis in the Super Eagles camp has taken a new turn as Striker, Emmanuel Emenike has announced his retirement from the National team!

It was gathered by Premium Times that the striker, who currently plays for Al Ain on loan from Fenerbahçe, took to his Instagram page on Monday night to announce his withdrawal from donning the green and white jersey again.

In his statement -"No more Eagles career! After five great years, I am happy to announce that I have put full-stop to my national team career for the sake of national peace."

It's a pleasure for me to have played for this great country. I never regretted it and I think it's the best time to end it. Million thanks to all the fans who have been very supportive during the good and bad times.

I am very proud of my performance, I am proud of my team mates and I am very proud of the nation called 'Nigeria'. My AFCON gold medal is a sign of great achievement, My AFCON topscorer award speaks a lot about my commitment and dedication to the team."

According to the player, the national team belongs to no one and therefore, no one should be threatened.

"Super Eagles is a camp not a family house, and it shouldn't be a threat zone for any individual.

I have done according to our national anthem. "All my dreams came true in the national team, I dreamt (sic) to win Nations Cup for Nigeria after 20-years, I dreamt (sic) to played at the World Cup as well as to make a name for myself… In the space of five years, I got them. I'm a winner!

For every disappointing fans, maybe due to my inability to re-establish my goal scoring instinct for Super Eagles, I will like to say I'm sorry but the ones I had scored counted well for the team.

As long as Nigeria remains, you and I will always remember the name 'Emenike'. Finally, I am happy to make a bow and continue supporting the team every time," he concluded.

Emenike was part of the Nigerian team that won the African Nations Cup in 2013 in South Africa.

Vincent Enyeama called it quit with the National first team after the drama with Coach Sunday Oliseh in the team's camp in Belgium.

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Monday, 19 October 2015

Linda Ikeji Shares Interior Photos of Her Luxury Home, Encourages Young Women


You've seen the outside picture of Linda Ikeji's half a billion Naira luxury home in Banana Island, Ikoyi..
She took to her blog to even share photos from the inside. The house is on 3 floors consisting of 6 en-suite bedrooms, a master suite with a separate walk-in closet/dressing room and a massive bathroom suite, 2 living rooms, media room, cinema room, gym room, laundry room, a fully fitted kitchen, with a large pantry. Two room boys-quarters, a gatehouse, swimming pool, waterfall wall, changing room, cabana, and amazing water-view.

Your jaw will drop.
She also took time to encourage young women. 
 See pictures and her words after the cut.. 

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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha is Dead!

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, former Bayelsa State Governor is dead. 

Alamieyeseigha is said to have died at a private hospital in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The former governor had reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest earlier in the week.
According to Channels TV, the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, Esueme Dan-Kikili, confirmed Alamieyeseigha died of cardiac arrest on Saturday.

He slipped into a coma two days ago and had been placed on life support since then.
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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Police Officer Stabbed to Death by Wife in Akure

A police officer, Gbenga Omowa of the MOPOL 17, Akure was stabbed to death by his wife while sleeping early this morning. The lady who just concluded her National Youth Service this year got married to Officer Gbenga January this year after the deceased lost his wife last year.
The deceased's brother Mr. Felix Omowa said the lady in question threatened Gbenga with cutlass several times before she accomplished her mission this morning.

The lady is on the run but the matter has been reported officially to the police.
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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Royal Father, Oba Sijuwade, the Ooni of Ife, Has Passed Away Plus His Life History

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, died yesterday (July, 28th) at the age of 85 in a London hospital after a brief illness.

The state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, was briefed on the development that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, is dead.

Officially, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade was born on January 1, 1930.
He became the 50th traditional ruler or Ooni of Ife at the age of 50 in 1980, taking the regnal name Olubuse II.

His official title was His Imperial Majesty, Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II.

According to Wikipedia, the late Ooni was crowned on December 6, 1980 in a ceremony attended by his close friend and business partner, the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero; the Oba of Benin, Omo n'Oba n'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I; the Amayanabo of Opobo; and Olu of Warri, as well as by representatives of the Queen of England.

Born in Ile-Ife to the Ogbooru ruling house, Sijuwade was the grandson of the Ooni Sijuwade Adelekan Olubuse I.
He studied at Abeokuta Grammar School and Oduduwa College in Ile-Ife.

He worked for three years in his father's business, then for two years with the Nigerian Tribune, before attending Northampton College in the United Kingdom to study business management.

By the age of 30, he was a manager in Leventis, a Greek-Nigerian conglomerate. In 1963, he became Sales Director of the state-owned National Motors in Lagos. After spotting a business opportunity during a 1964 visit to the Soviet Union, he formed a company to distribute Soviet-built vehicles and equipment in Nigeria, which became the nucleus of a widespread business empire.

He also invested in real estate in his hometown of Ile Ife. By the time Sijuwade was crowned Ooni in 1980 he had become a wealthy man.
Sijuwade was a Christian. In November 2009, he attended the annual general meeting of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria accompanied by 17 other traditional rulers.

He declared that he was a full member of the church, and said all the monarchs who accompanied him would now become members. At his birthday celebration two months later, the Primate of the Anglican Communion described Sijuwade as "a humble monarch, who has the fear of God at heart".

As the Ooni of Ife or Ile Ife, the late Oba Sijuwade presided over what is believed to be the cradle of Yorubaland. Accordingly, the Oòni of Ife claims direct descent from Oduduwa, the mythical son of Olodumare – the supreme God – and is counted first among the Yoruba kings.

He is traditionally considered the 401st spirit (Orisha), the only one that speaks. In fact, the royal dynasty of Ife traces its origin back to the founding of the city more than 2,000 years ago.

Following the formation of the Yoruba Orisha Congress in 1986, the Ooni acquired an international status, the like of which the holders of his title had not held since the city's colonisation by the British.

The late Oba left behind his wives, his first son Prince Tokunbo Sijuwade, and several other children.

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Monday, 27 July 2015

Bobbi Kristina Dies at 22, Family Confirms Death

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22, the only daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died Sunday, nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub of her home, her family said.

Brown has been unresponsive in hospitals and hospice care since she was found in her Roswell, Georgia, home on Jan. 31. Her family said she suffered irreversible brain damage.

"She is finally at peace in the arms of God," her family told NBC News in a statement. "We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months."

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Friday, 10 July 2015

Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All" Composer Dies at 74

Songwriters Hall of Fame member Michael Masser, whose talent for composing helped catapult Whitney Houston and Diana Ross into super stardom, died on Thursday July 9th at the age of 74 in his Rancho Mirage home.

Masser, whose words and notes found themselves in the mouths of some of the greatest names in music through songs such as "The Greatest Love of All" and "The Last Time I Saw Him," suffered a major stroke more than three years ago. Friends say he never fully recovered.

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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Pope Francis - God Has Instructed Me to Revise the Ten Commandments

Pope Francis kicked off the start of a three-nation trip across South America today with his first mass, with over a million Ecuadorians in attendance, in the coastal city of Guayaquil. Delivering the mass in Spanish, the Pope spoke about the importance of family in modern society, saying, "It needs to be helped and strengthened, lest we lose our proper sense of the services which society as a whole provides."

During his sermon, Pope Francis announced to Christians around the world that God had called upon him, instructing him "to revise the most sacred of texts, the Ten Commandments." Given to the Israelites by God himself at Mount Sinai, the Commandments include instructions for worship and list several prohibited practices.

Pope Francis said Christians around the world are "faced with ever-increasing temptations brought on by the evils of modern society." The Pope said the updated Commandments reflect the changing times and include some minor rewording of the existing rules as well as the addition of two new Commandments.

The Fourth Commandment, which advocates that proper respect be shown towards one's parents, has been reworded in order to include children raised by same-sex parents. Pope Francis said the Seventh Commandment, prohibiting adultery and, among other things, homosexuality, has been removed entirely, as instructed by God, in order to extend "God's grace to all His children."

Addressing the inclusion of the new Commandments, which bring the total number to eleven, Pope Francis praised the rapid growth of technology in the digital age but said "progress comes at a price." The new Fifth Commandment, which replaces the prohibition of adultery, forbids all aspects of genetic engineering and bans the consumption of genetically modified foods.

Lastly, the Eleventh Commandment disallows personal idolization and the glorification of one's self over God. Using the Kardashians, a highly publicized celebrity family, as an example, Pope Francis said, "Selfies are an abomination in the eyes of our Lord."

A spokesman for the Vatican, Father Federico Lombardi, said the Eleven Commandments are currently being etched into marble by an Italian sculptor and, upon completion, will be unveiled to the world in Saint Peter's Square following an internationally televised mass.

- ScoopIt

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Friday, 5 June 2015

Former US President Converts to Islam

Former US president George W Bush announced to the world that he has decided to convert to the Islamic faith in a press conference today.

This amazing conversion story has shocked both the global Muslim community and the American public. 
Bush appeared before the media, along side his long time friend and confidante Shaikh Hamza Yusuf, to tell of his conversion and to answer any questions from those in attendance.

Describing how he felt after he had embraced the faith, Bush said,

"Well, in the words of the great James Brown, I feel good. Like I knew that I would. I feel good. So good. So good. I got you Allah."

The former commander and chief continued,

"After takin' my shay-hay-day, I feel such a sense of relief, such a sense of calm. Like the calm after the storm when the rescue teams come. Like the calm after Katrina, y'all know what I mean?"

A reflective Bush continued to tell of his long time affection for Islam,

"I always said, even while I occupied my office and Iraq, that Islam was a religion of peace, and I really meant that. I know I lied about other things, but that was one of the true ones. Y'all are so nice, an' welcoming. Almost like a whole religion of Texans. It really changed my life when I found out white people could be Muzlums too. Its like I learned somethin' or somethin'. Its hard to express what I'm feelin' in words y'all will understand. Knocked my socks off, tell ya what. Knocked 'em clean off. Its like someone just came in and turned all the lights on. I was in complete darkness pretty much before, but now I feel pretty happy. I feel fresh like a new born baby boy."

When asked if it was his own self studying of the religion that had brought him to his decision, Bush stated,

"Well to be honest, not really, not really no. I mean, I have been a friend for a long time with my buddy Hamza here," the former president said as he slapped Shaikh Hamza Yusuf on the knee in a jovial manner.

Speaking of his long time mentor, Bush said,

"I give a lot of credit to Shaikh Hamza, or Hammy as I like to call him. Hammy an' me go way back, and he's helped me a lot you know, teachin' me the basics of the deeni-oolla. How's my teej-wad Hammy?"

Shaikh Hamza Yusuf smiled, nodding his head in the affirmative. The respected California based scholar offered much praise for the newly converted Bush,

"I have known brother George for over a decade now. I can remember the first time I met him in the Oval Office. There was just something about him, I could see noor just pouring off his face," the Shaikh said as he began to tear up, "I thought… (sniff), Wallahi… Huwa min Ahlil Jannah!… (sniff)… and I made du'a for him 'Oh Allah, give this beautiful man faith in You.' And here he is today, he has said his testimony in front of two witnesses. His whole past life of sins are totally wiped clean, he has a fresh start. He is totally forgiven, completely innocent, as the day he was born."

"Yeah, I like that part," chuckled the former president. "Cuz I've made some real doozies in my day. But its all smooth sailin' from here on in to Janet Faradawzi. That's the Muzlum word for heaven. I don't know who Janet was, maybe Adam's third wife or somethin'."

Among the gathered reporters was Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist and broadcaster who infamously threw his size 10 shoe at the then President several years prior. Al-Zaidi addressed the newly converted Bush saying,

"Mr. President, I am so overjoyed that you have embraced the true religion, and you have come to your senses. I just want to say that please accept my apology for throwing my size 10 shoe at you, and for calling you a dog. It is really wrong for a Muslim to hurt another Muslim, so I just wanted to ask your pardon for that lack of good manners."

"Well here's the deal Zaidi," Bush said, "I sure do forgive you. I mean, if Allah can forgive all the things I did to your country of Iraq, and all the things I did in Afghaniland, I think I can find it in my heart to forgive a Muzlum brother. So al ham-doo-la-la-la. So long as ya aren't one of them shi'ites, its all good bud."

With that, the former leader of the free world ended the press conference with prayers of peace and a heartfelt thank you,

"Thank y'all so much for being so kind, really means somethin' to me. Wa lakaam asalaam wa rami-toola wa abracadbratuhu. I'm still workin' on my teej-wad, but y'all know what I mean. Peace."

Reported by the Mullah Liam ad-Deen Team

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"Game of Thrones" Editor Killed By A Lion

"Game of Thrones" and "Godzilla" visual effects editor, Katherine Chappell, was attacked and killed by a lion in South Africa on Monday, June 1. 

Katherine Chappell, an American tourist was attacked and killed by a lion while visiting Lion Park in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday.

Chappell, 29, was born in Rye, New York, and had also worked on "Captain America: Winter Soldier," "Godzilla" and the upcoming film, "Into the Heart of the Sea."

In a statement made to ABC News on Wednesday, Pierre Potgieter, a tour guide and the owner of Kalabash Tours, claims to have attempted to save Chappell, who suffered from numerous injuries and a heart attack while fighting off the animal. 

Chappell had reportedly lowered her window "on her own accord" to take a photo of a lion pride before being attacked, conflicting with earlier reports that claimed the entire tour was conducted with all the vehicle's windows down.

It was reported Chappell was taking photos of the animals and likely didn't see the lion approaching from the side. She was riding in a vehicle with Potgieter, who was also mauled.

"Under the circumstances, Mr. Potgieter tried his best to stop the bleeding and save her life," the company's statement said.

"The lioness approached from the passenger side and bit the lady through the window," Scott Simpson, assistant operations manager at Lion Park. 
The park has experienced similar occurrences in the past, all resulting from open windows, something Simpson said is 'absolutely forbidden at our park,' adding there are 'numerous signs, and we hand out slips of paper to all guests warning them to keep their windows closed.' "

The park is a wildlife conservation enclosure that sits on 500 acres of land and is home to 80 lions, including rare white lions, along with cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, antelope and wild dogs.

"It is incredibly sad that a life had to be lost in this manner," the Lion Park statement said. "Visitors to South Africa need to remember that predators are dangerous and rules are there for their own safety. If all the rules are adhered to (during) your visit to the Lion Park, national parks and other similar facilities will be a safe and treasured experience."

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

[Photos] House of Maliq Features Dencia

Queen of Whitenecious - a bleaching cream, Dencia teamed up with photographer, Scott Herbert to bring her sexy looks to the 2nd may 2015 cover edition of House of Maliq magazine.
The pop singer poses in bold and colorful looks including a white dress, multi-colored jumpsuit and gold jumpsuit with some standout designs from her clothing line..
Dencia is not only known as a singer and a controversial fashionista, she is also well known as a business mogul.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Breaking - Mu'azu Resigns As PDP National Chairman

The National chairman of the Peoples' Democratic Party Adamu Mu'azu has reportedly resigned as Chairman. This comes after several bigwigs of the party blamed him for Jonathan's defeat at the poll and demanded his resignation..

The embattled chairman was advised by his close friends and associates at a meeting held Tuesday night in Abuja to resign. Muazu resignation was envisaged after it was reported that the spokesperson of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, told reporters at the party's head office in Abuja to expect a "breaking news" briefing from him later in the day.

Several bigwigs of the party have blamed Mu'azu for the defeat but the national chairman had repeatedly fired back at his critics that he would not resign despite the pressure being mounted on him to do so. However, the pressure continued to aggravate and this may well have been the reason for his resignation. His resignation took effect immediately.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Senator Orubebe Intends to Join APC

President Goodluck Jonathan's loyalist Elder Godsday Orubebe, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has announced his decision to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the development of the Niger Delta. He made this announcement via his Twitter handle this morning. 
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Yemi Alade, Wizkid Nominated For “BET Awards” 2015!

Nigerian pop stars Yemi Alade and Wizkid have been named as nominees in this year's BET awards.

The duo have been nominated alongside Ghana's Sarkodie and Stoneboy, South Africa's AKA, DRC's Fally Ipupa and Kenya's Sauti Sol for the award of Best International Act Africa category.
BET Networks recognises artistes, entertainers, and athletes across 20 categories with the BET Awards 2015 nominations. The nominations are selected by BET's Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.
"This year's nominees showcase a diverse group of talent that includes longstanding entertainers, 
breakout performers, and outstanding athletes," said Stephen Hill, BET's President of Programming. 

"We congratulate all of the talent on their remarkable contributions to the world of entertainment and look forward to them joining us in celebrating 15 years of the BET Awards."
Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, VIMN Africa added, "We are thrilled that African artistes and achievers have been given this global platform once again to highlight and celebrate their huge contribution to the totality of global Black culture through our BET Awards franchise."

The BET Awards 2015 premieres simultaneously on BET and BET2 (DStv channel 135) at 8:10PM on Tuesday June 30.
See the complete list of nominees for the BET Awards 2015 after the cut below

Friday, 15 May 2015

Pictures From Gov. Oshiomole's Wedding

Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole has married his beautiful Cape Verde bride. She is former model and air hostess. The Governor lost his wife Clara five years after losing her to cancer in 2010.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Kanye West Is Now A Doctor

That's right! Kanye West has been given an honorary degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Not just any old degree, a doctorate. It means he's now technically Doctor West.

He quit college when he was 20, calling his first album The College Dropout. But Kanye West has finally graduated. The college decided to honour the star after a member of staff read that he'd always wished he'd gone there. He was recognised for "transformative, genre-defying work".

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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

DUBAI Summer Reunion 2015

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Every year we await Xmas time to get back to Nigeria and reunite with family and friends... But this year we don't need to wait until then! because we are going to DUBAI to reunite with friends! #SummerReunionVol.1

Just imagine a gathering of friends on a massive yacht, cruising the Dubai Marina over-viewing Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab  with lots of food, drinks, fun and music from the best Dj's on the planet next to your best friends.. 

How best can your holidays be?

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Monday, 4 May 2015

Dr. Ben Carson Officially Announces Run For Presidency in 2016

Celebrated neurosurgeon Ben Carson has officially announced his intention to run for president.
"I'm willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I'm announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America" Dr. Carson also told WPEC in Florida that he will be a part of the 2016 race. He is expected to speak on his presidential run at an event in Detroit on Monday.
A darling of the conservative movement, Carson enters a crowded Republican field vying for a position ahead of what is expected to be a very competitive primary. He maintains a large following with grass-roots conservatives, which is likely to put him on a collision course with other potential rivals who are popular on the right, such as Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

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Saturday, 2 May 2015

The Royal Baby is Here! Kate Middleton Has Given Birth....

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a girl. This announcement was made at Kensington Palace. The baby is fourth in line to the throne - was "safely delivered" at 08:34 BST, the palace said in a statement.

The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth of the baby, who weighs 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg). Both Catherine and her daughter are "doing well", the statement added. The name of the baby will be announced in due course.

The duchess had earlier been admitted to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital where their first child Prince George was born in July 2013.

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