Wednesday, August 21, 2013

DMX Arrested For Marijuana Possession In South Carolina, spokesman said he had no drugs on him.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The rapper known as DMX has been arrested again in South Carolina and charged with possession of marijuana, police said Wednesday.
The 42-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was a passenger in a truck that was stopped late Tuesday for an illegal U-turn, according to police in the City of Greer.
Officers arrested Simmons after realizing that he had an outstanding warrant for driving under suspension, authorities said. Police also found marijuana in the truck, and Simmons and the driver, 39-year-old Anitra Shalawn Rhodes of Greenville, were charged with simple possession.

Court sentences 25-year-old woman to jail for pouring hot oil on lover who refuse to marry her

A 25-year-old woman identified as Victoria Alonge was, on Monday, sentenced to one-year in jail by a Karu Senior Magistrate court for pouring hot oil on her boyfriend, Roland Nna, over his refusal to marry her.
The Senior Magistrate, Omolola Akindele, summarily sentenced Alonge without an option of fine after the convict admitted to the court that she committed the offence.
Alonge was arraigned on a one-count charge of causing grievous harm to Nna, her boyfriend, who resides in Kurudu, Abuja.
The Police prosecutor, Cpl. Paschal Njoku, had earlier told the court that Nna reported the incident at Kurudu Police Station on August 11

Mother of a legend: Meet Don Jazzy's Mum!

Have you ever wondered how the mum of world famous Don Jazzy looks like? well if you have been looking to have a peep, then here it is. this are two picture of the mother of the great Nigerian producer and artist. She was photographed last week Friday at Kevin Lucciano-Gabriel's wedding in the UK. According to Maestromedia who took the photos, Don Jazzy's mum flew in from her base in Dublin, Ireland to attend the wedding. Am sur eyou know that the woman has given birth not just to Don Jazzy but to another crowd winner D'Prince.You can say the mother of hip hop.

12 year old Emmanuel Mensah becomes Glo Ambassador? (Photos)

After news broke that young Emmanuel Mensahwas not going to be part of the Glo X Factor competition, nobody really knew what he was doing until writer and photographer Chuks Ineh spotted him in Abuja.

Emmanuel Mensah who has been flying down to Nigeria almost every weekend now for the past 4 weeks has been on Glo ‘Slide and Bounce’ Tour with his counterparts the Nigerian Glo ambassadors.

He is enjoying the fabulous life of a celebrity in 5 star hotels but always under the watch of his big brother and manager Henry.

His future is bright and recently he sang to the delight of Nigerians in Abuja and he was equally praised by MI for his great talents.

Monday, August 19, 2013

I started small as a trader in cement - Aliko Dangote, richest black person in the world

The business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, was at the Lagos Business School to give a lecture. He ended up sharing his  life experiences and advice with both budding and established entrepreneurs. The event served as a catalyst for today’s lessons from the man who has worked hard to become the richest black person in the world.

It is an open secret that the Dangote Group, a diversified conglomerate with interests across a range of sectors in Africa, has over 18 subsidiary companies, with several interests in cement, sugar, flour, salt, pasta, beverages and real estate, with new projects in development in the oil and natural gas, telecommunications, fertilizer and steel. But did you know that the Dangote Group started as a small trading firm in the year 1977?
By identifying what you, as an entrepreneur, should do, we tell the story of how the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, got to where he is today.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

There was a Panic yesterday as Jose Mourinho declared Nigerian Victor Moses missing

There was Panic yester when Chesea coach Jose Mourinho  delcared Nigerian winger Victor Moses mssing. The Nigerian had gone on international assignment with Nigeria.

"Luiz is injured and he couldn’t play for Brazil so he’s out. Moses, I don’t know where he is," Mourinho said.

"I don’t select him from Sunday. Probably I don’t select Azpilicueta because he is the same. He went from the States to Ecuador to be on the bench and then back to London.

"The only injury is David. The others will be an option and I have to assess Mata as he trained with the group for the first time. Let’s see how he feels." Mourinho said.

Africa’s youngest billionaire says Nigeria is full of opportunities!

Africa’s youngest billionaire Ashish Thakkar on Tuesday said Nigeria is a land of opportunities for investors, despite a cornucopia of negative stories reported about it in the media.
The Uganda-born billionaire told reporters in Abuja, after a private meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan, that he found out the difference between perception and reality is embedded in the huge potentials of Nigeria and the way investments flourish in the West African country, even as the international media are flooded with negative reports.
I think the perception happened to be negative today, but it is a very unfortunate case because when we come here, what we see and what we experience show that Nigeria is a very different place, “ said Thakkar, who holds sway as President of Mara Group Of Companies.

Heritage Bank to Fund the Nigerian Entertainment Industry

Heritage Bank has pledged to work with stakeholders in the entertainment industry to develop a funding model for the industry The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Bank, Mr. Ifie Sekibo, said this while responding to enquiries about the bank's plan for the entertainment industry.
Speaking during a recent forum by the bank, Sekibo said one of the objectives of the bank was to develop a document on how to fund the entertainment industry.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Nigeria: Students Who Trade in Traffic Are Skilful, Enterprising - Fashola

Governor Babatunde Fashola has commended the skills and enterprise of students who engage in traffic trading stating that it takes high level of mental coordination and expertise to trade in the traffic without hazards.
He said; "I have travelled to many places in the world, but I have not seen where youths trading on the streets run after vehicles with their wares on their heads without falling. The same person who gives change to a buyer is at the same time doing mental sums.
"If you observe the kind of skill level, flexibility and adaptability that is required to carry out those functions, I don't know how many of us can do it. Let nobody come and tell me that Nigerians are not skillful. Let not anybody tell me that they are not enterprising. If that is not a display of skill and enterprise, I do not know what it is.

Regina Askia denies calling Femi-Fani Kayode a drug dealer and bastard!

Nollywood actress and ex-beauty Queen, Regina Askia has denied calling Femi Fani-Kayode a drug dealer and bastard. She updated this on her facebook profile a while ago. 

She wrote above the link where she allegedly called the former minister a bastard 
''I did not write this article. A useless lazy ass blogger in desperate need of some kind of attention set this up....this is very much below me. talking about access and nonsense''

Fani-Kayode apologises to Bianca Ojukwu, 2 Igbo ladies, says he was misquoted

After his last syndicated opinion piece – A word for those that call me an Igbo-hater – in which he mentioned three ladies from the South East of the country as women with whom he had a “long-standing and intimate relationship” in other to prove a point that he was not tribalistic in his – libidinal – endeavours, former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode has now tendered an apology to the women.

I had an intimate relationship with Bianca Ojukwu for years – says Femi Fani-Kayode

Controversial ex-minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, who is at the centre of a firestorm for a series of anti-Igbo articles, added a fresh layer to the debate on Tuesday with a boastful revelation of the Igbo women he dated “intimately”, including Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of ex-Biafra warlord, Odumegwu Ojukwu.

“I was not a tribalist when I had a long-standing and intimate relationship with Miss Bianca Onoh, an igbo lady, who later married Colonel Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu the leader of Biafra and who is now our Ambassador in Spain. I was not a tribalist when I had a long-standing and intimate relationship with Miss Chioma Anasoh, another igbo lady, who I almost married. I was not a tribalist when I had a long-standing and intimate relationship with Miss Adaobi Uchegbu, another igbo lady, who was exceptionally close to me and who is now a leading figure at the National Headquarters of the ruling PDP.”

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Young Nigerian Software developers gather in Tinapa

ABOUT 26 Nigerian youth software developers, made up of undergraduate and post-graduate students, recenlty gathered at the Tinapa Knowledge City, Calabar, Cross River State to explore new opportunities in software and knowledge development.
  The developers were brought together through the ‘Software Hackathon’ event, a pre-stage activity set to create awareness for the commissioning of the knowledge incubator project promoted by the Ministry of Communication Technology and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) through the Information Technology Development Entrepreneur Accelerator (iDEA). iDEA is a non-government organisation established to create and promote knowledge incubation in the country.

Indeed, the ISPON/iDEA Hackathon in Tinapa was a corporate technology event, held as an idea hunt competition to help bridge the innovation gap that exists between the Nigeria software developers and their institutions.
  The aims and the design principles of the innovation competitions will include the following: to encourage young software developers to participate in an open innovation process, to trigger off their potential and inspire their creativity with the aim of increasing their quality of their works.
  To generate innovations, process and product ideas for development through an IT-enabled ideas competition and accommodating lapses, to acknowledge that innovation competitions are useful in generating radical ideas for the development of new products and solutions.

FG Moves To Empower Young Entrepreneurs

In a bid to lessen the army of youth unemployment on the streets in the country, the Federal Government has said arrangement has been concluded to empower young entrepreneurs through its Integrated Youth Empowerment Programme,IYEEP, in collaboration with Mara foundation.
This was disclosed Monday by the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ambassador Obinna Adim as part of efforts to commemorate this year’s international youth day to recognize the efforts of world’s youths in enhancing a global society in Abuja.

Messi And Balotelli Met The Pope But It Was Mario Balotelli That Had A Private Discussion With The Pope

Reigning World footballer of the year, Lionel Messi and headline topping Italian striker Mario Balotelli met with the Pope Francis yesterday alongside other members of the Italian and Argentinian national team. The meeting with the pope comes before Argentina takes on Italy in a friendly Match.Pope Francis is Argentinian.

The Interesting part of it was that, among all the players present, it was the ever popular Mario Balotelli that met privately with the Pope. Even though other players might have wish to have the privilege.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Justin Bieber Naked Just To Prank Mum And Family (Photos)

Wow! It seems what many people may have been secretly waiting for is now here. Justin Bierber Naked! But the good news for all Justin Bierber fans is that, the music superstar was not in a porn movie or caught having sex but he did it just to strengthen some family ties.

The pictures and story was made public by TMZ.

But why will Justin go naked for granma and family?

Moviemakers Beg Banks for Cash as Nollywood Goes Global

Obi Emelonye had to battle Lagos airport bureaucrats, indifferent banks and skeptical peers to release his plane-crash thriller, a movie production on a scale rarely seen in Nigeria’s film industry.
“The biggest challenge was negotiating the diplomatic nightmare, potholes, even land-mines -- taking over 100 people every day and passing them through security to go air-side with technical equipment,” the writer-director-producer says in an interview in London, after flying in from the Seattle International Film Festival.

Monday, August 12, 2013

I’m not as rich as Don Jazzy – Atiku

Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, caused confusion on the Nigerian social media space on Saturday, when he declared on Twitter that he is not as rich as award-winning music producer, singer and songwriter, Don Jazzy.
A Twitter user, Dahiru Mustapha, tweeting via   @ZizouQA, had asked  Atiku why he had not been giving out recharge cards on the social network as Don Jazzy used to do.
The ace music producer enjoys creating a buzz on the micro-blogging service with the way and manner he shares money and recharge cards to his followers, a move many describe as a publicity stunt.
“Why can’t @atiku share recharge cards like @donjazzy?,’’ Mustapha asked in a tweet. But while responding swiftly to the inquiry, Atiku declared that he is not as rich as many Nigerians may have been made to believe.
He replied, “But I’m not as rich as Don Jazzy #smile.’’ Atiku’s reply immediately went viral on social media as tens of people retweeted it. The comment stirred up a debate among social media users.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Top Ten Nigerian Celebrities To Follow On Twitter

Here we go. The official Mfon List, #MfonList is here. This time the focus is the ‘top ten Nigerian Celebrity to follow on Twitter’. Twitter has become a big internet destination for many Nigerians. On the move or at home, Nigerians have made this social network a place relax, unwind, share jokes, learn something new, grow their interest, interact, stay in touch with the world and many more.

Many of Nigerian celebrities are also on twitter. But the question is which Celebrity can you follow so you won’t miss out on the fun and excitement of twitter from a Nigerian perspective. With a lot of research and interaction, here is a list of top ten Nigerian Celebrity to follow on twitter.

{1} DON JAZZY: Almost without any argument, the Don tops the list of Nigerian celeb to follow on twitter. The mavin record boss has a good interaction rate with fans. He is very accessible by fans. This reflects on the number of fans he follows back and his replies and shout outs. Don jazzy also has built special relationship with fans. He once twitted a dot (.), while many people thought he was insane for doing that, a fan retweeted it and the don rewarded him heavily!!  Shout out to the number one man! Twitter handle: @DONJAZZY

Tunnel vision: South African Born Elon Musk set to unveil 'hyperloop' super-fast train

The details of his personal life often hit the gossip pages, but PayPal and SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s plans for superfast travel using electromagnetic waves is being taken seriously, writes John Breslin.

WHEN Elon Musk says he has an idea, it’s worth listening. And on Monday, Musk will unveil his thoughts on and plan for super fast travel, 30 minutes from Los Angeles to San Francisco, maybe 45 at some point from LA to New York. 

He calls it the hyperloop and says his “alpha design” for a transport system that will move at twice the speed of airplanes is doable. 

Musk wants to talk to President Obama and the governor of California about his ideas. 

To those who may not have heard of Musk, this is the man who founded the company that is now sending rockets to the international space station and someone who muscled in on the car business — launching a pioneering electric vehicle. He also was involved in PayPal. 

I date wrong guys - Fiberesima

Funmi Fiberesima likes to call herself an entertainment entrepreneur. And this is not an exaggeration as she has her hands in various aspects of entertainment. She is a producer, an actress, an On-Air-Personality (OAP) and an advocate of change. In this interview with YEJIDE GBENGA-OGUNDARE, Nigeria’s Tyler Perry, as she is called, speaks on her career, growing up, upcoming work,  weaknesses and fashion preferences, among others sundry issues. Excerpts:

South African MBA Student Wins Global Challenge

VENTURES AFRICA – It is two in a row for the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) after MBA student Brigitte Roediger was chosen as joint winner of the Association of MBAs’ 2013 Global AMBAssador Challenge.
With this achievement Roediger, who is the USB’s Global AMBAssador, follows in the footsteps of Gretchen Arangies, the USB’s previous Global AMBAssador and 2012 winner of the challenge. Arangies is head of Services at the University of Stellenbosch’s Bellville Park Campus where USB is situated. In participating in the Global AMBAssador Challenge, MBA students are expected to do research and write a story about an entrepreneur. Roediger chose to feature USB alumnus Mignon Hardie, who runs the FunDza Literacy Trust, which promotes reading and literacy.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Oprah Insist That Racism Still Exist. ' Racist Clerk at Swanky Shop Refused Me'

It's safe to say no handbag in the world is too expensive for Oprah, but an attendant at an upscale shop in Zurich seemed to think otherwise. While visiting the city last month, the talk-show queen says a clerk refused to show her a $35,000 bag, claiming she couldn't afford it, an incident that proves racism "still exists," says Oprah. "Of course it does." She tells ET, "I could've had the whole blow-up thing and thrown down the black card, but why do that?" Instead, she left without a fuss.
Now, the shop owner tells the BBC it was all a "misunderstanding." "My salesperson wanted to give her the handbag in her hand. But she didn't want to take the bag," Trudie Gotz says, adding the attendant "takes care of the most spoiled customers from all over the world. She is really a correct sales person." But Oprah says the clerk tried to show her smaller bags though she insisted several times she wanted to see the big one. USA Today reports that the Swiss tourism board has sided with Oprah, tweeting, "this person acted terribly wrong."

Pastor Prosecuted for Reading Bible in Public Goes to Trial

The case of two men arrested while reading the Bible—out loud and in public—went to trial on Monday, over a year after the events transpired.
The men were arrested when they went to their local DMV in Hemet, Calif., and read from the Bible aloud as people stood in line for the DMV to open. When the first California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer arrived on the scene, he grabbed the Bible away from the man reading it and said he could not "preach to a captive audience."
There is no penal code that says such a thing, so the officer later cited them for violating California Penal Code Section 602.1(b), which provides:
"Any person who intentionally interferes with any lawful business carried on by the employees of a public agency open to the public, by obstructing or intimidating those attempting to carry on business, or those persons there to transact business with the public agency ... is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for up to 90 days, or by a fine of up to four hundred dollars ($400), or by both that imprisonment and fine."

Why Nigerians in Diaspora Won’t Return Home

On one of my social media networks I spotted a comment that said “By the time Africans get featured in an article like this the gold rush will be over.” Of course you can easily interpret this statement in several ways but it spoke volumes about how Africans tend to always be last in everything.

As a Nigerian in the Diaspora I would love to go back after I finish my education to pursue my own dreams but realistically we are faced with obstacles that cause many diasporans to become reluctant to return back to Africa to start up a business. Here are my reasons why…

Africa’s most powerful women in tech 2013

Hmmm, Take a look at this new list, do you agree with it?

As South Africa pays tribute to women on Friday 09 August, National Women’s Day, ITNewsAfrica is afforded the opportunity to reflect on the role that female technology professionals play in growing the continent’s ICT sector.
Besides a general tribute to women in South Africa, the public holiday is always associated with the contribution made by women in the development of the country’s multi-racial, democratic society – and advancement in all fields, including science and technology.
Events like the 1956 mass demonstration by the Federation of South African women against the imposition of the pass laws form part of the historical significance of the Day.
More recently, the world was reminded of the global relevance of women in society when, on Friday 12 July 2013, the name Malala Yousafzai was etched into the annals of United Nations (UN) history.
The Pakistani teenager, who made worldwide headlines after surviving a gun-shot wound to the head, inflicted by the Taliban, addressed the global body at its headquarters in New York and spoke of the general rights of women and that of young girls to education.

Apple acquires Nigerian tech entrepreneur’s startup, HopStop

Apple has acquired online city transit guide,, Bloomberg reports. Founded in 2005, by Nigerian tech entrepreneur, Chinedu Echeruo, makes mobile applications for both iOS and Android that covers over 300 cities and that helps people get directions or find nearby subway stations and bus stops. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed as at the time of this publication.
HopStop has oft been compared to Israel’s Waze which was recently acquired by Google for $1.1 billion. The move is seen as Apple’s plan to bolster its map offering especially given Google’s recent acquisition of Waze.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Entrepreneurs and Business owners get ready! African Global Economic & Development Summit is here!

The African Global Economic & Development Summit(AGED Summit) is here. All entrepreneurs, SMEs and Businesses In Africa And the United states of America get ready! The AGED Summit is a tax exempt 501(C)(3) non-profit organization with a focus towards helping Americans trade and do business in Africa

The focus of the summit is showcasing projects from Africa that are trade ready and seeking potential American Partners. Immediate matchmaking during the Summit is possible. Financing is available on site. Don't miss this rare opportunity to connect with Africa, right here in America!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Taking another step in their ongoing quest to steal all the jobs in the world, a pair of computer scientists at the University of Edinburgh have created a computer program that can generate original jokes in the timeless, sexist, "I like my women like I like my coffee..." format.