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Gerard Pique And Shakira’s Love Story: How It All Began Posted: 14 Oct 2016 10:40 PM PDT

Gerard Pique and Shakira are one of world football’s power couples, usually seen together at games and in the entertainment scene. In a recent interview, the Barcelona star has revealed how it all began, saying they first met in 2014. This was at the shooting of the video for 2010 World Cup song, Waka Waka. “First time I met Shakira was in Madrid when we filmed the video for Waka Waka before the 2010 World Cup and I asked for her number.” She gave him her number, and Pique got his first excuse to text her after she arrived South Africa before the Spanish national team. READ: Pique Opens Up About Van Gaal Ridiculing Him At Barcelona

Pique and Shakira’s love story

“She arrived in South Africa before us (the Spanish national team) because she was singing at the opening ceremony. I sent her a text asking how the weather was because we were arriving in a few days. “This is a typical stupid question that you write and normally get a response like, ‘it’s cold, bring a coat’.” “But then she writes a long paragraph, detailing the change in temperature throughout the day. “I thought, ‘Jesus, this is not normal’. It was in those details that I could tell there was affection.” “We started messaging each other throughout the tournament, but the only chance I would have of seeing her would be at the final because she was performing the closing ceremony. “I told her that if I had to reach the final to see her I would do so. And that was the second time we met, after the World Cup Final.” And Spain did reach the final with Pique in the squad, and so began the love between the two superstars. How cute.   The post Gerard Pique And Shakira’s Love Story: How It All Began appeared first on

Oga Madam Live On Stage With LOLO1 Is Here Again! Posted: 14 Oct 2016 10:22 PM PDT

After 4 successful events in the past 4 years, Oga Madam Live on Stage with LOLO 1 is back for a 5th season. LOLO1 AFRICA ENETERTAINMENT & AUDIO VISUAL FIRST [AVF] has promised this event “OgaMadam Live on Stage with LOLO1 – (Season 5)- The Queen’s League” will be one (1) of the best and biggest event in Lagos, Nigeria ever witnessed by lovers of Entertainment Shows. The event will feature major stars from Nigeria Entertainment Sector ranging from Music, Comedy, Fashion and Movies. We are bringing top class entertainment to the people and fans. It promises to be live entertainment at its best with Comedy and Music, which will feature arties likeSound Sultan, Iyanya, Tiwa Savage, Simi, Aramide, Harrysong, YCEE, Lil Kesh, Runtown, Reminise, Sky P, Tolu Project Fame, Mayorkun, Brymo, Joel, General Pype, Koker, Johnnie Drille and other great artistes. Also Comedians like Alibaba, OkeyBakassi, Yaw, Gordons, Akpororo, Bash, Ogbolo, Senator, Still Ringing, Kenny Blaq, Odogwu, emmaomg with the best of sound by DJ Indo and other great entertainers. FOR TICKETS VISIT: –|| [SLOT Outlets, Taste Fried Chicken Outlets, U. S. Polo Outlets, Ebeano Supermarket Outlets, Bruno’s Place]
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Eazy-E’s Daughter Raising Money To Shoot A Documentary On His Death Posted: 14 Oct 2016 09:58 PM PDT

The late Eazy-E’s daughter still believes her father was murdered and is trying to raise money to tell the story how she sees it. 25-year old Ebie Wright has launched a Kickstarter to fund the documentary about her father’s death titled A Ruthless Scandal: No More Lies. The film will allege that Eazy-E was infected with AIDS in a nefarious manner and present shocking revelations about his final days. “The stories that we’re telling are mainly about the scandal surrounding my father’s death,” Ebie Wright told Rolling Stone “But we also wanted to show his accomplishments, his personal life and, really, the aftermath of his demise and what happened to us. We never felt the story that was told to the public was the truth. It’s just something that has always pained us.” “People don’t know what happened to his family or me as his kid or what happened to his record label or to all his belongings,” Wright said. “People have the perception that we were all left everything of his and his kids are good and life is peachy keen, but it’s really not. It’s really a tragic story. And it’s just time; it needs to be told.” Ebie Wright’s mother, Tracy Jernagin, and her half-sister, Erica, have signed on as producers of the film. DJ Quik is also supporting the documentary by appearing in the a promotional video for the Kickstarter campaign.   The post Eazy-E’s Daughter Raising Money To Shoot A Documentary On His Death appeared first on
VIDEO: Jhybo – Iya Yin Posted: 14 Oct 2016 04:56 PM PDT

Jhybo – founder of Lima Music releases the visuals to his latest track Iya Yin. The video was produced by London based director ‘Kevin Hudson Film’, a predominately ‘Grime’ video producer famed for working with the likes of Chip, Wretch 32 & many more. The video was shot in London, an impromptu spin off to the feisty & catchy song . AUDIO DOWNLOAD

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MUSIC: Mr. Eazi – Fre Me Posted: 14 Oct 2016 04:47 PM PDT

Mr. Eazi comes through with an emotional piece he tags, “Fre Me” produced by te producer of his hit track, Sample You Guiltybeatz. The heartfelt song sees the singer seeking out the lady’s love and affection. he also has a collaboration ‘in the pipeline’ with Tekno, Which he teases the Snippet on his Instagram page and his fans has gone wild on the anticipation of the track! Mr Eazi and Tekno on a track… we wont expect less because we already know it’s the new Heat of the Year. The ‘Bankulize’ singer will be dropping his “Life is Eazi”, a 10 track album in 2017. This is quite romantic and it’s dedicated to Abby, Guilty Beatz love.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Banned From All American Flights Posted: 14 Oct 2016 03:15 PM PDT

The bad news doesn’t seem to stop for Samsung and its ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Days after Samsung announced it would stop production of the smartphone, the U.S Department of Transportation has announced an airline ban on the phone. The ban begins on the 15th of October, and effectively prevents anybody from bringing the phone aboard an airplane, be it on their person or in luggage. READ: The Fat Lady Has Sung For Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned from flights

“We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority. We are taking this additional step because even one fire incident inflight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk,” a statement from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx read. Samsung on their part agree with the Department’s issue of the ban. They released a statement saying: “Samsung, together with carriers, is working to communicate the U.S. Department of Transportation’s new order to ban all Galaxy Note7 devices in carry-on and checked baggage on flights. We have encouraged airlines to issue similar communications directly to their passengers. Any Galaxy Note7 owner should visit their carrier and retail store to participate in the U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program now. We realize this is an inconvenience but your safety has to remain our top priority.” The post Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Banned From All American Flights appeared first on

Wrong Patient Loses Kidney After Hospital Mishap Posted: 14 Oct 2016 02:27 PM PDT

A surgeon at a Massachusetts hospital has mistakenly removed a kidney from the wrong patient after failing to confirm the patient’s identity. Health investigators in the US say the surgeon was supposed to remove a kidney with a tumour from a patient at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester in July, but instead he removed a healthy one from a different patient with the same name. The surgeon examined a CT scan before the surgery and the scan showed the tumor on the kidney but it was from the wrong patient. The mistake was not noticed until the kidney was removed and tests were done. Authorities said the hospital failed to follow proper patient identification protocols by checking the birth dates of the patients who were several years apart in age. St. Vincent has been put on notice that its Medicare and Medicaid agreements with the government will be terminated unless it takes corrective action. The hospital said in a statement that it is taking “all necessary steps” to prevent a similar error. The post Wrong Patient Loses Kidney After Hospital Mishap appeared first on
Read Full Text Of Aisha Buhari’s Interview With BBC That Got Buhari, Everybody Talking Posted: 14 Oct 2016 02:12 PM PDT

An interview granted to the Hausa Service of the BBC by the First Lady, Aisha Buhari have been met from all angles with controversies and damaging backlashes.

READ MORE: I May Not Support You In 2019 Election – Aisha Warns Her Husband, Buhari

In the interview, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari alleged that cabals had hijacked her husband’s party and that she might not support her husband should he decide to contest the 2019 elections.

READ ALSO: ‘My Wife Belongs To My Kitchen’ – Buhari Reacts To Aisha’s ‘Controversial’ BBC Interview

Reacting to the aspect of the interview, where she questioned his leadership, Mr Buhari, who wasn’t too comfortable with the remarks made by his wife, replied from Germany:

“I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.” He continued: “So I claim superior knowledge over her and the rest of the opposition, because in the end I have succeeded. It’s not easy to satisfy the whole Nigerian opposition parties or to participate in the government.”

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However, below is the full transcription of the Hausa version of the interview the First Lady, Aisha Buhari granted BBC Hausa as translated by

BBC Hausa: People have goodwill towards President Muhammadu Buhari, especially looking at the things he did before, but since coming into power things have not been working the way they should, what do you thing is the cause? Aisha Buhari:  I am not a government official, but in my opinion as a woman, a mother, what I think is it is well known that the first 4 years are not going to be easy. Firstly, it was people that brought the government into power. More than half of those people are not appointed into the government. Some people that are not politicians, not professionals were brought into the government. They don’t even know what we said we want and what we don’t during the campaign.  They even come out and say to people we are not politicians, but they are occupying the offices meant for politicians. Some have parted with their wives, some lost their children lost, some women too have parted with their husbands because of politics, a lot happened during the time. The way things are going I too I am not happy. We are just starting, we have not finished. Some people that worked for the government have been appointed. But those heading government agencies you can find one fighting his state governor, they contested together during election one in APC while in PDP. BBC Hausa: Who are those doing these kinds of things? Aisha Buhari: Everybody knows them. Those people should know that people voted singly. Even Buhari too had one vote. Nobody voted 5 times.  15.429 Million People. That one that people are thinking too, he had only some 2 or 3 people. I am pleading to them to have the people at heart and embrace everybody so that we can all move together. Not even now in 2016 or 17, lot of people are creating divisions within the APC, which is our source of concern. They think they have worked for the government while those appointed some of them had no voter’s card. What I fear is uprising of 15.4 million people. BBC Hausa: Is the President aware some people are subverting his government? Aisha Buhari: Whether he knows or he do not, those that voted for him knows. BBC Hausa: But you are the most closest to him, did you tell him? Aisha Buhari: There is nothing I can tell him, he is seeing things himself. Out of the people he has appointed, take 50, 45 of them I don’t know them. Perhaps he doesn’t know them too. I have been living with him for 27 years. BBC Hausa: Do you think there are some people that are dictating to the President things to do, not him? Aisha Buhari: That is what I am saying, those that know they don’t have voters card, they should give chance to those that have, they are the ones that struggled and knows what we want to do. Some of them if you go to a meeting with them they will tell you, we are not politicians, if somebody is wise, they will not accept to take any political office. They didn’t even work for it. Even if you are asked to, you should say it is not my profession.  Those places not headed by politicians will cause people discontent. BBC Hausa: One would wonder to hear you say some people have hijacked the government without him knowing, but who do you think are those people? Aisha Buhari: I don’t know them, I don’t know them. I don’t know them BBC Hausa: But some people are calling names, saying 2 or 3 are the ones, do you that as well? Aisha Buhari: Yes I agree. Because of those appointed apart from Fashola, Ameachi and some others, not much, I don’t know them, most of us too don’t know them, and he too does not know them BBC Hausa: One would wonder that Buhari is not the one charge knowing him as a person who had leadership experiences, people would not believe Aisha Buhari: Yes it is surprising; nobody thought it is going to be like this. But now that it is so…sometimes when one is doing something wrong without him knowing, but when people talk to them, they should listen. Because in the future, whether he is going to contest or not, it is that same people that would vote for APC. We hope those people don’t come back, and everybody don’t hope so too BBC Hausa: You said “Whether he is going to contest in the future or not”, has he disclose it to you whether he is standing or not? Aisha Buhari: He didn’t tell me, but I have made up my mind.

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Gossip Site Retracts Fake Robbery Claims Against Kim Kardashian Posted: 14 Oct 2016 02:05 PM PDT

A gossip website which alleged that Kim Kardashian faked her robbery in Paris, has retracted their statement and issued an apology. The reality TV star was accosted by armed men while in Paris, and lost millions of dollars worth of jewelry in the incident. Website Media Take Out had reported that the incident never happened, and a furious Kim had filed a lawsuit against the website. She was angry that they reported “without any factual support whatsoever, that Kardashian faked the robbery, lied about the violent assault, and then filed a fraudulent claim with her insurance company to bilk her carrier out of millions of dollars.” READ: Kim Kardashian Is Suing A Gossip Website For Claiming Paris Robbery Incident Was Staged

Media Take Out apologizes to Kim Kardashian

“We can understand how reports questioning if the robbery in fact took place can be hurtful, and so we apologize,” a statement by the website read. “No one deserves to go through such a traumatic experience. Kim is not just celebrity, she is a person, a wife and a mother – who in no way deserved what happened to her.” No word yet on if Kim Kardashian will accept the apology and withdraw the lawsuit. The post Gossip Site Retracts Fake Robbery Claims Against Kim Kardashian appeared first on

MUSIC: Emerald – Olele (Prod. by SUS) Posted: 14 Oct 2016 12:30 PM PDT

We have all been waiting for a song to jam to for the last quarter of the year as december approaches and fortunately, “WE ARE MADHOUSE” presents “Emerald” with the song titled “OLELE” has got the stereo and speakers banging with the uniqueness of the beats and style of singing this new boy puts on! Listen Up & Enjoy!   Note: There is a file embedded within this post, please visit this post to download the file. The post MUSIC: Emerald – Olele (Prod. by SUS) appeared first on This posting includes an audio/video/photo media file: Download Now
360Downloads: Gigi Lamayne – iGenesis (E.P) Posted: 14 Oct 2016 12:24 PM PDT

Gigi Lamayne’s iGenesis album is finally out and it’s sounding like it’s going to be one for the books. The female Pac has been on the grind for a hot minute and it’s so dope to see her finally releasing her debut album after grinding for so long. Ms Lamayne has been making a lot of global moves which the SA audience might not fully understand, but it will all start making sense in the next couple of months. After giving us the Ground Zero mixtape, Gigi has followed up with her debut album.

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MUSIC: Tellaman ft. Nasty C – Come Over Posted: 14 Oct 2016 11:44 AM PDT

Tellaman drops a new joint for the ladies featuring Nasty C, an invitation for them over to come over and get what he is giving. Vocalist Tellaman is asking you to “Come Over” which he recruit Nasty C. The song was produced by Tellaman alongside Gobbla.

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#WorldFoodDay: Let’s Take Action against Malnutrition, Hunger Posted: 14 Oct 2016 09:07 AM PDT

“When it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.” On October 16, people around the world will come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime.The theme for this year’s World Food Day; “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too” is aimed at tackling one of the biggest issues related to climate change – food security. unnamed-2 The worlds poorest – many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists – are being hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters.At the same time, the global population is growing steadily and is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. To meet such a heavy demand, agriculture and food systems will need to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and become more resilient, productive and sustainable. This is the only way that we can ensure the wellbeing of ecosystems and rural populations and reduce emissions. unnamed-3 FoodClique Support Initiative a hunger relief NGO leading the fight against hunger in Nigeria will be joining notable hunger NGOs such as Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Ending Hunger, ONE, 7billion, World Food Programme (WFP), Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), etc. in celebrating World Food Day. To mark this year’s event,a Symposium will be held on Saturday 15th October, at 302A, Muritala Way, Yaba, Lagos; to discuss the theme –”Climate is Changing, Food and Agriculture must too”, and other pertinent issues as it concerns Hunger in Nigeria. unnamed-4 We also hope to launch in conjunction with Amplify Digital Agency ‘The Social Meals‘ – a platform that will use social media timelines to provide meals for less privileged children and families. On Sunday 16th October, there will be an outreach at the Makoko community, where we hope to provide nutritious meals to many disadvantaged families and children. We hope to reach as many families as possible and we hope the action and advocacy against chronic hunger will receive a louder voice. If you are interested to volunteer and help feed a child, please send a mail to or call FoodClique on 07089374896. “An estimated 617,000 children in northeast Nigeria are suffering from acute malnutrition.” The post #WorldFoodDay: Let’s Take Action against Malnutrition, Hunger appeared first on
Maison Mimi Travel Series Starring International Belgian/Nigerian Model – Ishioma Okenmor Posted: 14 Oct 2016 08:54 AM PDT

The debut Maison Mimi Travel Series features Nigerian/Belgian multi-lingual international model Ishioma Okenmor. The series follows self accomplished young ladies across London, Lagos, Paris and Abuja as they wear Maison Mimi in their own way. Ishioma’s multicultural background, global travels and burgeoning international modelling career that includes an Adidas, Benefit and Miss Sixty campaigns, among covering the likes of Flair magazine, Closer and Sunday Mirror UK makes her the perfect London girl. This campaign follows the lines of the Maison Mimi brand ethos that caters to upwardly mobile, globally curious and vastly travelled young women who embrace the essence and beauty that comes with good style.
About The Shoot:
The edit features three key looks; a white long crepe form-fitting dress, a black off-the-shoulder piece and a sporty chic two piece. Shot in Camden, London, and photographed by Elvis for Scissor Pictures.
About Maison Mimi: 
MaisonMimi Is A Modern & Neoteric Women’s Ready-To-Wear Brand Based In Nigeria. Maison Mimi Presented Their Debut Collection At Lagos Fashion & Design Week (LFDW) 2014; Four Collections Later, The brand has Grown To Be One Of The Fastest Emerging Brands In Nigeria, Dressing Local And International Music Stars, International Models, Bloggers, Personalities, etc.
MaisonMimi Collaborated With Play Apparels To Design An Exclusive Swimwear Line Hosted By Karrueche Tran In 2015. While The Brand’s Growth Is Increasing Steadily, She’s Also Empowering Artisans And Her Community Through Her Ethical Initiatives Of Using Locally Sourced Tools, Goods And Production Strictly In Nigeria. Despite Being In The Tropics, MaisonMimi Designs Autumn/Winter Collections with Private Viewings For Their Europe-Based Clientele.

Shoot Credits:
Designer: Maison Mimi (@MaisonMimi –
Model: Ishioma Okenmor
Photo: Elvis For Scissor Pictures
Publicist: The PR Boy (@theprboy_ng)
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Upgrading Buhari To 4G Tech – Louis Odion Posted: 14 Oct 2016 08:45 AM PDT

Upgrading Buhari To 4G Tech, By Louis Odion Unwittingly, President Buhari exposed a fortnight ago the dingy side of the digital divide he inhabits on the eve of the nation’s Independence Day anniversary. The occasion was the presentation of a picture book in Abuja. Responding to perspectives offered by a youthful panel of arts entrepreneurs on how to maximise the potential of the creative industry in a digital age, PMB’s prognosis was, at best, analogue.

This piece was written by Louis Odion. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of

The Federal Ministry of Information, he argued, should devote more resources to expand existing radio infrastructure because, according to him, they offer a broader platform to reach more Nigerians. Before you begin to wonder the theoretical basis of that presidential conclusion, here was his simple thesis: “Today, those who have television may not have light. As for newspapers, anything above N100, most people cannot buy because that means a lot from the salary they may be earning. But people will always listen to radio to get information because it is free.” With a president unabashedly revealing such bias, I bet all any smart Information Minister needs to do to have his budget for 2017 doubled is simply pad (that treacherous word again!) his draft with all manner of proposals relating to radio, radio and radio. Ha! But I dare say PMB could not possibly be speaking of contemporary Nigeria, documented to boast a greater young population who are not only quite restless in the social media but are at home with all the accoutrements of the new info tech age. While the nation’s population is put at over 180 million as at 2016, those under-15 account for 45 percent of that figure. Those between the age bracket of 15 and 24 approximate 19.3 percent. Roughly put, Nigerians under 30 account for close to 70 percent of our national population. As against the Mungo Park-bequeathed transistor radio Buhari seems to be romanticising, the young Nigerian netizens are addicted to Facebook, WhatsApp, Face Time, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc in their everyday conversation. (In fact, the president’s daughter, Zara, is a popular figure on Twitter and Instagram.) Really, the new buzz word of the day is the revolutionary 4G LTE (long term evolution) technology currently being aggressively launched across the country by Glo. By the way, Glo, a wholly indigenous telco led by Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr. , accounts for a substantial chunk of the active 150 million phone lines in the bourgeoning telecom market and has so carved a niche for itself that it is now commonly addressed as the “Grandmaster of Data”. (Alongside the likes of Dangote, Glo is also flying the Nigerian flag proudly across the African continent, regardless of the stifling climate at home.) So robust, the ICT sub-sector, of which the GSM telephony is biggest player, accounts for a colossal eight percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product in 2014. So, in this light, to be most charitable, PMB’s radio postulation can be entertained as perhaps only true of Nigeria of the early 60s with a population of 45.2 million. He must be speaking nostalgically of the disappearing traditional society where town-criers beat the gong about to draw communal attention. Today, anyone still clinging to that memory will be classified outdated. For such reading is now representative of the lifestyle of only a small sample of the populace. And the curators of this fading culture would be found largely in Buhari’s own section of the country. In their own youthful days, PMB’s generation doubtless made an art of writing and exchanging rose-scented mail by post. But texting and pinging are the new forms of expression among young Nigerians of today. The concept of dictionary and research are also changing. Those days, people literally wrestled with the “big words” and crammed them up from the hard copy. Today, the average young Nigerian would rather take the short-cut by simply consulting google on the go. And with more giga bite now coming for less sums, the electronic channel becomes even more convenient and affordable for researchers. Gone also are the days the state could monopolise the airwaves. Thanks to YouTube, non-state actors have turned the cyber space to no man’s land. This point needs be stressed with a view to not only liberating PMB from the iron captivity of an archaic understanding of trend but also assisting him to better appreciate the demographics of the nation he is supposed to be leading. That should, in turn, help in framing clearer messages, as well as devising better communication strategies to effectively engage various segments of the population. Without appreciating this nitty gritty, policy-makers will continue to act in vain. Without understanding the language of the dominant segment of the population, how then can a leader possibly hope to inspire such folks to action? If in doubt, PMB is humbly advised to upgrade to the Glo 4G tech and will surely find countless solutions to everyday challenges through a surfeit of Apps on offer. By simply deploying an appropriate App, for instance, the president would not have to re-enact the hilarious antiquity witnessed pictorially by the nation at large sometime last year as he meticulously undertook a count of his vast herd in his Daura ranch before manually keeping the records in an exercise book with a BIC pen. Henceforth, a software will seamlessly keep such and update electronically on his cell-phone. And when hopefully the government-built grazing reserve (cattle ranch?) comes on stream, with a giant screen enabled by 4G tech, PMB can conveniently monitor the progress of his prized cows from the privacy of his bedroom in Aso Rock, real time. Henceforth, whichever corner of the universe the president finds himself in hot pursuit of either FDI (foreign direct investment) or loot hidden by past political leaders, the real-life effect 4G tech brings will enable him have a video-conference via a multi-media screen with the Federal Executive Council and engage each minister more intimately as though he were physically occupying the iconic leather swivel chair overlooking the main chamber inside Aso Rock. In medicine, 4G means our local surgeons are better placed to create a virtual theatre by simply co-opting other experts on the other side of the Atlantic and share critical knowledge and experience via a giant screen. Not wanting to be left behind, this writer patiently waited on the queue in Lagos a few days ago to have his primary work tools – iPad and iPhone – upgraded to 4G tech on the Glo network. The experience was simply amazing. One had missed the second edition of Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump debate in the early hours of last Monday (Nigerian time). But one only needed to activate google search hours later and the abridged version popped up with lightning speed and the picture was of high definition and the sound of digital clarity. Momentarily, I forgot we are in a recession. Judges as Bureau de Change? There can be no disputing the fact that the Department of State Security (DSS) would have done better had it exhibited a little more civility last weekend in the way and manner it chose to apprehend seven top judges across the country over alleged sleaze. So, the firefight that has since engulfed the public space and the social media from those seeking to obfuscate the real issue while magnifying the DSS’ perceived indiscretion would then seem needless. Countless instances have, by the way, already been cited in other jurisdictions (including the United States) where security agencies had similarly resorted to extra-ordinary tactics in taking into custody not just top judges but also serving lawmakers and wealthy tycoons in the administration of justice. Beyond the hoopla over the “Gestapo” or “Nazi-like” arrests, the more difficult question many are however still shy to address is the reported discovery in raw cash running into hundreds of thousands of dollars and other foreign currencies in the closets of some of the judges. One of them allegedly warehoused a whopping $319,475. Another had his pockets bulging with $171,779,00. While the one shielded from arrest by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State was allegedly sleeping on a colossal $2 million at home. It is as if their lordships had secured licenses from the Central Bank to run bureau de changes. But other than interpreting the law, what else could they have been selling to come by such tidy amount at home? Could they be usurping the duty of the court registrar or the keeper of exhibits tendered by the prosecution? This staggering haul is beside several “Ghana-Must-Go” bags stuffed with naira notes in tens of million also uncovered. The particulars provided by the DSS are indeed too salacious. To take custody of a bribe, for instance, one of the lordships was said to have sneaked incognito into a departmental store offshore, his wrinkled face most probably hooded with a hat. Another travelled to faraway Dubai to count his own illicit dollars. When handed a report painstakingly detailing his own perfidy, another judge reportedly stopped midway and started rolling on the floor like a baby, begging the DSS boss for mercy. Just like the case of Mrs. Patience Jonathan (a.k.a Mama Peace) which blew open last month, some of the accused were said to have quietly opened bank accounts in the names of their family members unknown to them, while they (judges) remained the sole signatories to such. Their real identities were eventually given away by the new game-changer, the BVN (Bank Verification Number.) To imagine that these same individuals were the ones who, as a duty, sat in judgement magisterially over others who commit perhaps even lesser transgression and wielded mightily the power of life and death over others. In more ethically sensitive societies, revelations of this murky gravity would be enough to trigger national outrage, if not revolt. But in Nigeria, we seem to have grown from being un-shockable, as observed decades ago, to being complicit with cold passivity. Little wonder then the storm being contrived now over the mere ceremony of arrest rather than address the substance of the offense. The stifling of our collective sense of outrage explains the growing epidemic of judges giving conflicting judgements without anyone showing any shame any more. It explains why the court, rather than the ballot box, is increasingly becoming the ultimate decider of who assumes political power, hence the commoditisation of judgement in the country. The other day, it was the story of a senior lawyer wiring cash to a judge sitting over his case. When questioned, he explained it was only a “humanitarian gesture” to the recipient to cushion the expenses of a pending burial ceremony. To be sure, there surely still exist today men and women of unimpeachable character and high integrity in both the Nigerian bar and bench. The apprehension and possible trial of the few bag eggs should therefore not be seen as an attack on the judiciary, but as a mission to redeem the polluted bar and the tainted bench. Truth be told, the seven arrested and the eight said to be under the DSS radar cannot be said to be the only bad ones. But the first sure step to ending the culture of impunity is certainly not setting the whole community ablaze, but simply finding a scape-goat. As can be seen, the parade of suspects so far cuts across ethno-religious divides; meaning sleaze is not native to any particular location, nor is it genetic to a certain faith. The more reason all patriots should see the monster as a common enemy. Therefore, I totally align himself with the position of the likes of Professor Akin Oyebode, Femi Falana, SAN, and Jiti Ogunye that the good lawyers and the upright judges should see the arrest of the suspects as a mission of redemption. Just the way no reasonable society will entrust its young ones to quack teachers, no nation can afford to harbour for too long a judiciary defined by men and women of easy virtue, too eager to offer justice to the highest bidder. The judiciary is said to be the last hope of the common man. If that fails, where shall the poor, the weak turn? Louis Odion is a Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (FNGE).

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‘My Wife Belongs To My Kitchen’ – Buhari Reacts To Aisha’s ‘Controversial’ BBC Interview Posted: 14 Oct 2016 08:14 AM PDT

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted ‘satirically’ to the interview his wife, Hajia Aisha Buhari granted the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), where she questioned his leadership.

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Speaking on Friday to pressmen from Germany, during a joint press briefing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Associated Press quoted the Nigerian leader as saying:

 “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”

Buhari, while laughing off his initial statement, also told the reporters that he hopes his wife will remember that he ran for president three times before succeeding on the fourth attempt.

He said: “So I claim superior knowledge over her and the rest of the opposition, because in the end I have succeeded. It’s not easy to satisfy the whole Nigerian opposition parties or to participate in the government.”

In an interview with the BBC, Mrs. Buhari had said that the president did not know most of the top officials he had appointed.

She said: “The President does not know 45 out of 50, for example, of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years. “Some people are sitting down in their homes folding their arms, only for them to be called to come and head an agency or a ministerial position.” She added: “He is yet to tell me (if he’ll seek re-election) but I have decided as his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again,”


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Djokovic Stages Comeback To Advance To Semifinals Of Shanghai Masters Posted: 14 Oct 2016 07:15 AM PDT

Novak Djokovic came back from a poor start to his game against Mischa Zverev to win 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 and reach the Shanghai Masters semifinals. The Serb was slow and lacking accuracy in the early stages with his groundstrokes. The top ranked star made 14 unforced errors to Zverev’s four. The defending champion came alive in the second set, but Zverev’s serve-and-volley style kept pushing him to make more errors. Djokovic didn’t start to take control until the tiebreaker, which he won handily. He then got an early break in the third set and held on. “I wasn’t striking the ball very well from the beginning of the match, to be honest,” Djokovic said. “I was quite flat with my feet, so he got me where he wanted to get me, and to stand still at the baseline. “He was fighting. He was focused. He gave his best, and he was a few points from winning.” Djokovic, a three-time winner in Shanghai, next plays Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinals. Bautista Agut defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, last year’s runner-up, 6-3, 6-4. Second-seeded Andy Murray was playing David Goffin in another quarterfinal later Friday, while Jack Sock was taking on Gilles Simon. The post Djokovic Stages Comeback To Advance To Semifinals Of Shanghai Masters appeared first on
‘Being Successful -The Mind Game’ By Abraham Ibiang | A Must Read Book For All Success-Driven Youth Posted: 14 Oct 2016 07:02 AM PDT

Being Successful – The Mind Game is a personal development and self help ‘Book’ targeted at motivating young people all over the world to achieve ‘SUCCESS’ in diverse fields with passion driven goals. A conscious philosophy constructed to build a positive mind-game for young Africans to exceptionally become “SUCCESSFUL“. Authored by Abraham “MC AB” Ibiang, ‘Being Successful – The Mind Game‘ Book will pave way for conferences that will feature “SUCCESSFUL” speakers with leadership experience to young minds and entrepreneurs across Africa starting from Nigeria to impact deeply into today’s society, a new phase of opulence in private expertise and career development. Being Successful -The Mind Game By Abraham Ibiang Photography: Kelechi Amadi-Obi | Graphics: Rob Designs PREFACE:

A growing society where young people are gripped with fear of the unknown about the future as its economic condition is clearly unhealthy and virtually needs both physical and spiritual intervention; a society that is gradually being plagued by unemployment, overwhelming the government, business corporations, small medium enterprises and even multinationals (let’s not even talk about millions of Nigerians who have lost their jobs in less than one year). This book confers deep into building up the knowledge of achieving SUCCESS by maintaining a positive mental perception and behavior in diverse fields, not only for young Nigerians who are confronted by these challenging times, but respectively all SUCCESS-minded young Africans and African-Americans all over. BEING SUCCESSFUL – The Mind Game is a book with an objective to lay down a conscious philosophy and values for anyone to become SUCCESSFUL in whatever industry, business or career they are in. The book will magnanimously boost entrepreneurship amongst young people in the society. It will also impact positivity through the step by step approach in everyday life, passion/career and expertise as cited in every chapter of the book.

To get in touch with this ‘life changing’ book, kindly find below the links to the E-book displayed on some of the digital stores:

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MUSIC: Sey Byth – Aya Oba Posted: 14 Oct 2016 06:28 AM PDT

Nigerian pleasant-sounding talent, Sey Byth is out with spanking new joint dubbed, “Aya Oba.” Michael Samson Oluwaseyi, profoundly called by his stage name, Sey Byth is not a novice in the industry, he has released quite a number of songs produced by different a-list sound engineers; Del’B, D’tunes, Classic, just to mention a few in the Nigeria Music Industry. The bundle of talent has returned with yet another catchy track for his fans and prospective fans worldwide. “Aya Oba” is a tuneful love song with captivating lyrical content rendered on addictive beat produced by Aquila record in house producer –Phantom, mixed and matsered by Zino Foster. Sey Byth’s sound is the combination of everything that stimulates all human senses to get them acquainted to his unique melody.

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PHOTOS: Femi Kuti At Hard Rock Cafe For Felabration 2016 Posted: 14 Oct 2016 06:23 AM PDT

The celebration of Fela’s life and musical legacy celebrated for one week every year tagged Felabration has become an internationally recognized event. Felabration brings Afrobeat lovers from all over the world to the New Afrikan Shrine in Ikeja, Lagos  for one week of brilliantly good music. However this year, Hard Rock Cafe, Oniru, Victoria Island  hosted the son of the Afrobeat legend, Grammy nominated artiste Femi Anikulapo-Kuti.  The event titled ‘Femi Live’ was created by Hard Rock Cafe, El Carnaval, Ma’on Communications and Naira Box.  Femi hit the stage and delivered a performance worthy of his surname. Other members of Fela’s household were also in attendance – Seun Kuti and Yeni Kuti later joined their brother on stage. “You people are here, who will take care of the shrine for me oh?” Femi teased. The crowd had an amazing time listening to hits from Femi and of course from Fela.

Check out photos from Felabration 2016: Femi Kuti Live at Hard Rock Cafe below.

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