Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Pa Kasunmu's health worsens

The condition of the ailing veteran thespian, Kayode Odumosu, popularly known as Pa Kasumu, has deteriorated.
The situation of the comic actor is said to be giving his family sleepless nights at the moment as all efforts to keep him stable have not yielded the desired result.
An industry source informed the media that Pa Kasumu is now seriously hypertensive. He is also said to have been diagnosed with advanced cerebrovascular disease (is a brain dysfunction related to disease of the blood vessels supplying the brain), which has impaired his memory. Not only that, the source also disclosed that there is a sharp drop in the volume of his voice.

Presidential fleet larger than three domestic airlines- report

The declining fortunes of the domestic airlines have made President Goodluck Jonathan’s 10-aircraft Presidential Air Fleet larger   than the fleets of three domestic airlines combined, investigations by our correspondent revealed on Tuesday.
The three carriers are Chanchangi, MedView, and FirstNation airlines. Chanchangi has one aircraft; Medview Airlines, three; while FirstNation has  two.
IRS Airlines, with five aircraft in its fleet, has only one that is currently operational. The four others have been sent overseas for routine maintenance for a long time now.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

BBM is Coming to iOS & Android in a matter of days - Blackberry

This is an open letter from the Chief marketing Officer Blackberry, read and enjoy

To our valued customers, partners and fans,

You’ve no doubt seen the headlines about BlackBerry

You’re probably wondering what they mean for you as one of the tens of millions of users who count on BlackBerry every single day. 

We have one important message for you:

You can continue to count on BlackBerry

How do we know? We have substantial cash on hand and a balance sheet that is debt free. 
We are restructuring with a goal to cut our expenses by 50 percent in order to run a very efficient, customer-oriented organization. 

Monday, 14 October 2013

Our lives are in danger – ASUU leaders

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has alleged that its leaders across the country are being watched by security agencies. It said the union leaders’ lives were under threat.
ASUU said security forces were secretly investigating its leaders’ sources of finance.
Chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter of the union, Dr. Olusegun Ajiboye, in a release titled “ASUU strike: Union leaders go underground,” said he had received calls warning him about his role in the strike. He however said the union would not bow to pressure from security agencies over its action.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Fashola To Pay Pa Kasumu's Medical Bill

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has intervened to save ailing actor, Pa Kasumu who is suffering a heart and kidney complication.
The news was confirmed by Pa Kasumu’s son, Tunde Odumosu who told reporters over the telephone that the governor has offered an intervention.
‘Governor Fashola is a very proactive governor. Just when we were still trying to send letters out and raise funds from different sources, he intervened and has asked that my father be taken for a new test.  We are really grateful to the God, the Governor and to Nigerians’, Odumosu said.
Odumosu says it is unclear how much involved the governor wants to get, but the family is hopeful that he will go all the way. ‘Although he (Governor Fashola) hasn’t really declared a figure, we are hopeful that since God has touched him to ask my father to undergo a test, he will fully intervene.’
Pa Kasumu needs N12million to treat a health situation that has compromised his heart and liver.

Skateboarding Goat creates new Guinness Records

A 12-year-old Indian rollerskating fanatic and a skateboarding goat, called Harpie were among the record-breakers who made it into the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, released on Thursday.

Schoolboy Rohan Kokane, from the western Indian city of Belgaum, won his place in the famous book as the Lowest Limbo Skater, rollerskating beneath a height of just 25 centimetres (10 inches) over a distance of 10 metres (33 feet).
The 12-year-old, the only member of his family who skates, said he hoped his place in the Guinness World Records would “bring great prestige to my country”.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Olawale Ojo: ASUU Made Me Take Part and Win Project Fame

Olawale Ayodele Ojo, winner of the MTN Project Fame (Season 6), tells BAYO ADETU about his experience in the competition and other issues

Q: Shortly after you were announced winner of the MTN project Fame, you said your mind was still blank to express how you felt. It is about 48 hours now, so how are you feeling?

A:I feel blessed. I feel that everything around just worked for me this season because I didn’t really expect to come out as the winner this season. It’s about God because I don’t believe there is something I did that others didn’t do. It was the grace of God and the people that voted for me. I’m really grateful to all the people that believed in me and voted. I wouldn’t have won without them. Basically, I feel this is God’s grace because at a point in the competition, I was almost evicted, so when you look at everything from beginning to the end, you will realise that it is God’s grace.
Q:If you didn’t envisage winning the competition, what was your plan when you registered to participate at the auditions?

Mark Zuckerberg Buys Neighbouring Houses For Privacy

Facebook's billionaire founder bought four homes surrounding his current home near Palo Alto, Mercury News reports. The houses cost him more than $30 million, including one 2,600 square-foot home that cost $14 million. (His own home is twice as large at 5,000 square-feet and cost half as much.)

Larry Page made a similar move a few years ago so he could build a massive, 6,000-square-foot mansion. But Zuckerberg's reason is different. He doesn't want to live in excess, he just wants a little privacy.

I can’t understand why my father married 27 wives – Femi Kuti

The 2013 edition of Felabration,a week-long concert which celebrates the life and times of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti commences from Monday, October 14 through 20 at the Afrikan Shrine, Ikeja, Lagos. In this interview,  Femi Kuti, the eldest son of Fela went down memory lane, recounting the story of his late father, his music  and ideologies. He also talks about what the fans of Afrobeat music will expect at this year’s Felabration among other issues.

We learnt that Rita Marley will be headlining this year’s Felabration. Why is she not here today?
She sent a message few days ago that she was not feeling fine, and might not make it to the event. However, she will be represented at the festival by the head of  her foundation, Rita Marley Foundation.

What’s the financial implication of organising this festival?
We have no major sponsors at the moment. Fortunately, most of the artistes are performing for free. We have been very lucky that the likes of King Sunny Ade, D’banj, Wizkid, Pasuma, and many others, have been performing for free. This year, they will grace the stage again. But we usually pay a token to the up and coming artistes as a way of supporting them. However, Nigerian Breweries Plc  has promised to come on board next year as a major sponsor of the event. We are hoping that as from next year, Felabration will not be talking about financial difficulties.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Wife, lover arrested over husband’s death

A 25-year-old woman, Yakbyen Nanbol, who allegedly conspired with her lover of the same age to murder her husband, has been nabbed by policemen in Jos. The woman, a mother of one child, which she had for the deceased husband, yesterday, said she did not ask her lover, who was her late husband’s friend, to kill him.

She said her lover (Samson) had approached her several times for love-making, which she always turned down. She said: “I knew Samson through my husband. He has been coming to our house whenever my husband traveled. My husband did not stay home regularly. “Samson will come to the house, requesting for lovemaking. I finally gave in and we have been meeting until he killed my husband.”

9-yr-old Boy Is Nigeria’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional

A primary six pupil of Role Model School, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, has emerged one of the youngest pupils to obtain the Microsoft Certified Professional certificate, according to Punch Newspapers.
A nine-year-old pupil of Role Model School, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, Jomiloju Tunde-Oladipo, has emerged the youngest Nigerian Microsoft certified professional. He came tops among 21 pupils who sat for the professional examination in Lagos.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Controversial Boko Haram Movie Debuts!

A vicious would-be suicide bomber is heading for Nigeria’s vast metropolis of Lagos and only a down-on-her-luck prostitute can stop a horrific attack.

This ominous fiction forms part of “Boko Haram”, a new film by Ghanaian-Nigeria director Pascal Amanfo, which has been banned by censors in Ghana and shunned by cinema owners in Nigeria.
A movie inspired by the very real and brutal Islamist group active in Nigeria was potentially so inflammatory that it was released in the country with the title “Nation Under Siege” to avoid a backlash.

Check Out Pictures Of 2Face Idibia Smoking 'SHISHA'

Baba called it spiritual healing, things are looking good... hmmmmmmmn!!!

10 Things You Never Knew about Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa is a Rhythm 93.7 radio presenter, and she was profiled on the ThisDay Sunday newspaper where she revealed ten things about herself, some of which I found quite interesting. I also saw her interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, and I think I'm beginning to like her. She shows this self-awareness that comes with maturity, and she can laugh at herself too. Enjoy the interview below. I also suffered the short-girl syndrome when I was younger, I think I'm mostly over it now, lol...

• “I suffer from short-man syndrome. A lot of people think I’m snobbish, or I’m a rude person. But it’s just us short people we always think people want to take us for granted because of our height. So I’d rather cut you off before that happens.”

BIZARRE: Landlord’s Daughter Abducted for 3 years, impregnated by Tenant

The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended a 37-year-old man, Ajibola Idowu, for allegedly kidnapping the daughter of his landlord for three years. The suspect was also said to have forcefully impregnated the victim, Modupe Brown, during captivity.

The police told PUNCH Metro that after Brown had given birth to the child, Ajibola refused to allow the child access to immunisation. As a result, the child was said to have contracted polio disease and subsequently became crippled. Lagos Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Damasus Ozoani, told PUNCH Metro that Ajibola, was arrested along with his mother, Ebun, who allegedly conspired with him to commit the act.

Monday, 7 October 2013

PA KASUMU Needs N12 Million To Stay Alive

His face is very well-known to millions of Nigerians, especially for those who are hopelessly addicted to Yoruba films (like me). However, this is not the best of times for a man who has put smiles on the faces of many Nigerians over the years. He is dying.
Olukayode Odumosu, better known as Pa Kasumu is battling life-threatening condition that has affected his heart and liver. Presently, he is receiving treatment at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) for ‘secondary prevention of repeat stroke’ because he once suffereda stroke but bounced back. To cut long story short, he needs a sum of N12 million (that’s still less than the salary of our lawmakers) to stay alive.

Mutilated corpse of Abuja lawyer found by husband three days after she went missing

A rude shock awaited the husband of an Abuja-based lawyer yesterday as he forced open his wife’s office door and discovered her mutilated corpse lying there.
Ijeoma Micah, partner at Micah and Micah Chambers, had reportedly been missing for 3 days before her lifeless body was discovered at her Maitama office.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

New Ikeja Police College in Pictures

 Sometime ago, after a Channels TV documentary on the rotten nature of things in Ikeja Police college, Mr President visited the college and order a complete overhaul of infrastructure...well, months later, this is the result ....

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Tinubu returns to Nigeria

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has returned to Nigeria today after spending some weeks out of the country in the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
Tinubu was reported to have undergone a surgery on a nagging knee problems which doctors said needed urgent medical attention.

4 Days before the Plane Crash, Falae’s Son Sent Me A Text – Tambuwal

Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, the Speaker of the House of Representatives on Friday paid a condolence visit to the Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, at the Government House in Akure to commiserate with him on the plane crash which claimed the lives of some Ondo State government officials.
Tambuwal was accompanied by Senator George Akume, Honourable Yemi Arokodare and Honourable Kashim Imam.
He described the death of Mr Deji Falae, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, as a national tragedy.

The World's Youngest Monarch is a Nigerian.

The Dein of Agbor Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi the First (Keagborekuzi I) is a monarch with a very unique history. Agbor is a town in the oil-rich Delta State of Nigeria but the king has put the town on global map.

He was born in July 1977, but following the unexpected death of his father, the late Obi in 1979, he was crowned the monarch at the age of two years, four months -the youngest anywhere in the world. This feat was noted in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1980 when he was acknowledged as the youngest crowned monarch

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Exclusive Pictures From The Site of The Plane That Crashed In Lagos

Exclusive Video Footage From The Site Of The Plane That Crashed in Lagos This Morning

12:30am- This is the first footage from the site of the plane that went down this morning in Lagos. the plane is believed to be carrying the body of the late Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Agagu. No reports on the surviviors yet.

Courtesy of Channels TV.

Breaking News: Associated Airline Crashes in Lagos, Passengers Fear Dead

Several people are feared dead and some others injured in an air crash at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos early on Thursday morning involving a 20-seater  Associated airline jet flying to Akure, Ondo State.

An eye witness said the plane believed to be carrying passengers heading for the burial of former Ondo State governor, Olusegun Agagu  crashed on take off.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Blackberry ‘Working Non-Stop’ To Fix BBM For Android, Iphone Roll out Issues

BlackBerry says its “teams are working non-stop” to fix the botched BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iPhone launch that was scheduled last weekend. “We will provide you an update on timing as soon as we can,” says the latest tweet on the official BBM Twitter account (@BBM). 
The much-awaited global rollout of BlackBerry’s BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for Android and iPhone was stopped by BlackBerry citing technical issues. While the BBM for iPhone rollout began on schedule on Sunday from New Zealand and also was available to Indian users, the Android app’s availability kept on getting delayed. BBM for Android was scheduled to arrive on the Google Play Store at 4:30 PM IST (7 AM EDT) on Saturday. After more than 12 hours of BBM for Android’s scheduled availability time, Inside BlackBerry, the official BlackBerry blog, put the blame for the delay on “an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app” that was posted online. According to BlackBerry, “more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app.”

We Want 3 Trillion Before Calling off the Strike-ASUU

The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Nasir Fagge, has accused the federal government of not telling Nigerians the truth about the demand of the union as regards the government’s statement that the union's demand has been met.

According to Fagge, ASUU had a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the federal government for it to spend over N3 trillion to turn around the fortune of all federal and state universities and also to better the lot of the educational sector in the country.

Segun Arinze, Charles Novia react to Jim Iyke’s ‘Deliverance’

Since Jim Iyke’s ‘deliverance’ went viral; stunning everyone on cyber space, a fall out of reactions from fellow Nollywood stars, critics and fans have ensued, tongues have been wagging, fans have besieged every thinkable social media with their thoughts.

Many are unpublishable as they contain direct attacks to Jim Iyke and the ministers of the Synagogue Church of all Nations. Outspoken Nollywood critic Charles Novia has however expressed his thought on Twitter