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10481  Forum / The Buzz Central / Singer, Harrysong Mobbed! on: 8-05-2014 03:35PM
As the excitement and the train of Nigerian Breweries’ sponsored Star Music Trek continues to move from one state to the other, one person who has been on the lips of music lovers is Nigeria’s fastest rising singer, Harrysong, aka Mr. Songs. Aside his stage charisma which has seen him snatching the show from top artistes at the Trek, the love shown to the delta born when he performed during the show at Ewkulobia in Anambra State was massive.

No sooner did he arrive the stage, than fans surrounded him, sang along and danced with him while he performed his mega hit single, BetterPikin.

It took the effort of security officials to save Mr. Songs from the over excited crowd who almost mobbed him as seen in the pictures below.
10482  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Mother Throws Her Children from 4th Floor Window to Save Them From Fire on: 8-05-2014 02:59PM
A 36 year old Russian mother,Mila Aksakova was forced to throw her two children out of a fourth floor window as the building she lived in was ravaged by fire.

In a desperate bid to save them from the flames, she opened the window and hurled her four and thirteen year old children out and luckily,neighbours were waiting with taut bedsheets to catch them.

The rescue was successful and both children survived.

The desperate mother, who was worried the sheets would not hold her weight, did not jump from the openwindow.She waited inside the flat, hoping the firefighters would reach her in time but was overcome by fumes.

However, she was rescued by firefighters when they arrived on the scene.
10483  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / "Black Axe" Cult Members Kill 3 Vigilante In Magbon, Badagry, Lagos State on: 8-05-2014 02:38PM
Members of a secret cult group known as Black Axe in Magbon, Badagry, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, have killed three members of a Vigilante Group of Nigeria, VGN.
Those killed are Mr. Segun Osha, Joel Ajose and Mr. Tunde Jacob, who was the son Chairman of Odua People’s Congress,  findings revealed that some of the cult members in April stormed a commercial motorcycles park popularly called okada in an attempt to kill a man they had a fracas with but were prevented by the late Ajose who succeeded in arresting one of them identified as Kenneth and handed him over to the police at Morogbo.
After Kenneth was released by the police, he was said to have mobilised his cult members who killed Jacob, Ajose and Osha., in Magbon area of Badagry.When the case was reported at Morogbo Police Station, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO Superintendent of Police, SP Makinde Kayode was said to have ordered that the two commercial motorcyclists’ Chairmen of Magbon Units be invited for interrogation.
The police said they are on the trail of Kenneth who is said to have fled to Warri, Delta State, southsouth Nigeria.
10484  Forum / The Buzz Central / “I am taking Igbo rap to the next level” – Phyno on: 8-05-2014 12:50PM
In a recent chat , he talked about his adaptation of indigenous language and its importance in the music industry.

As of the time I entered the industry, indigenous rap music was just gaining ground. People still looked at indigenous artistes as local and uneducated people. I do indigenous rap because I think that is what I can do best, not because I cannot rap in English. Whenever I rap in Igbo, I end up being the real me. And judging from the criticisms I got from people, it took guts for me to get there. We cannot continue to emulate international rappers for long. We at some point will have to be ourselves. I don’t think it is proper to do what every other person does. However, it depends on the next level you are talking about. No one should determine my next level. I determine my next level.” he stated As an Ambassador of rap music in Igbo language, he shared his thoughts on the indigenous language “I grew up speaking Igbo. I grew up in Enugu State, and I do not agree with people who feel that the Igbo language is facing some sort of extinction. I think the presence of music has done a lot of good to the Igbo language. Outside this country, Igbo songs are being played and listened to. Even white people are singing Parcel. And it is likely that they would go around asking their Nigerian friends what the meaning of the song is. As far as I am concerned, Igbo language is not dying. And if it is, I will blame parents and teachers for not doing their work, because if you look at the number of gospel songs in Nigeria, you will find out that majority of them are done in Igbo. And for those who sell these gospel songs in the market, it will be absurd to tell them that Igbo language is dying. And I think it depends the aspect we are looking at it.”

On gaining acceptance from those who do not understand Igbo, he said, “I know there is nowhere in Nigeria that my music is not played. I do not only rap in Igbo; I also combine a bit of pidgin and English. Sometimes the lyrics are English. Let’s not also forget about the beat. So, when these elements are rolled into one, those who do not understand all of the rap will definitely flow with the beat. And I should say one beautiful thing about music is that beside language (which is never a barrier), we can still appreciate a piece of music whenever we hear it. I can listen to a Spanish song even when I do not understand what they are saying and I will be like ‘Wow! This guy is on point.’ I listen to French songs. I do not understand French. I listen to anything as long the music elements are well used. For instance, you know how Awilo sold in Nigeria even when we did not (understand) a word he was saying. Look at those guys from Ghana, the VIP group. We bought their song just like that, the language barrier notwithstanding. I don’t understand Yoruba, but the first time I heard Olamide’s song, I completely loved it. So, I think in music, we have to look beyond language” he quipped
10485  Forum / The Buzz Central / Actress Nkeiru Umeh Shimmers in Sherri Hill Gown on: 8-05-2014 12:18PM
Nollywood actress Nkeiru Umeh was amongst the many faces of Nigerian actors present at the premiere of Nollywood film ‘Mama Africa’ which took place on Sunday, the 4th of May.

The gorgeous fair skinned actress shone in an elegant embellished silver and black beaded ‘Sherri Hill’ cocktail dress.

Her dress which features a combination of modern needs with glamorous silhouette design was charmed with a gorgeous silver clutch, an Armani Exchange wristwatch and a pair of Giuseppe Zannotti shoe.

Nkeiru who was unmistakably the queen of the premiere evening, dazzled in a Smokey eye with red pout makeup and her short natural hair stylishly braided in front as cornrows
10486  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / FCT Minister Loses Mother on: 8-05-2014 11:59AM
The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, on Wednesday lost his mother, Hajiya Aisha Mohammed, in Bauchi.
The announcement was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by Muhammad Sule, the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister.
Sule said the minister’s mother, died after a brief illness at the age of 80 and has been buried according to Islamic rites.
Aisha Mohammed was born in 1934 in Alkaleri, the headquarters of Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
She is survived by four children, including Sen. Bala Mohammed, the FCT Minister.
10487  Forum / The Buzz Central / D’banj Says Mo’Hits Split Didn’t Affect His Career on: 8-05-2014 11:44AM
Former Mo’Hits co-owner D’banj has said the split with Don Jazzy didn’t affect his musical career negatively. Speaking  in a recent interview, he claimed the split took his career to another level.

Though the singer didn’t deny the emotional effect it had on him, he stressed the fact that it didn’t affect his music negatively.

Any split or break up will affect anyone because you are used to a way of working and for me, it did. But I always look at the light at the end of the tunnel. It was after the split that I had my first global hit ‘Oliver Twist’. It hit the top ten in the United Kingdom and also it was when other endorsements came through, such as the theme song for Africa Cup of Nation ‘Top of the world’. I got to perform it in front of 92,000 people. Also I was made a GLO Ambassador and also an ambassador of the Bank for Industry. But Don jazzy is one of Nigeria’s most amazing producers and will continue to be so, I respect his work tremendously. He is also a long time friend and brother.
10488  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Nigerian Troops Recover Arm Cache In Benue, Plateau, And Kaduna States on: 8-05-2014 11:05AM
Troops operating in the North Central and North Western parts of Nigeria have recovered caches of arms and ammunition in those areas, according to a military statement signed by Chris Olukolade, Major General Director of the Defense Information Unit / Coordinator.  During a cordon and search operation at Anyibe, in the Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, troops seized a cache of arms run by a young member of an armed gang.

Two Rifles, 3 locally fabricated pistols, and 61 rounds of special ammunition were recovered during the operation.  The arrested gang member is currently being questioned and interrogated.

Also in Plateau State, the cordon and search operation in 2 chiefdoms of the state has yielded the recovery of 5 guns, 3 locally fabricated pistols, and 2 revolvers from hideouts of the armed gangs at Hukke, and Reweinko.

Other items recovered during the operation include, some IED making materials, 45 live cartridges, various calibers of ammunition, bows and arrows, and other items potentially used in assault, such as cutlasses, axes and diggers.

In Kaduna State, troops had an encounter with armed gangs and bandits in a firefight at Kwandaga. It was during this exchange of gunfire where casualties were recorded. Troops reportedly had later found ‘lots of arms and ammunition’ recovered.

The operation to rid the North Central, and North West, a part of Nigeria where armed gangs operate openly, and freely, is tagged, ‘Operation Restore Peace.Tthe operation is still in progress in various locations.

Where? On-the-ground troops, and military spokesmen from the Joint Information Center and Counter Terrorism Campaign unit, with inside knowledge of the operation did not disclose to us at this time.
10489  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / National Imigration Service arrests 45 Foreigners in Adamawa on: 8-05-2014 10:34AM
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has arrested 45 suspected illegal aliens in Yola, Adamawa.
The Controller of the service in the state, Alhaji Rauf Adegboyega, said on Wednesday, in Yola, that the arrest was part of the renewed effort by the command to check illegal entry into the country.
Adeboyega said the suspects, who allegedly gained entry into the country without valid documents, comprised 36 men and nine women.
We are not saying that foreigners should not come into the country but when they are coming they should come with their valid documents so that we will be able to identify them.
It will make our job of monitoring their activities in the country easier.
He said that those arrested would be repatriated to their countries.
Adegboyega commended the support received from residents and community leaders in exposing the illegal aliens.
According to him, the current security challenges in the country has made it imperative for everyone to be security conscious.
The controller further solicited the support of the public, adding that government and its agencies alone could provide security for the people.
10490  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Murder of Delta Vigilante Chiefs: Police Arrest 6, Declare 4 Wanted - on: 8-05-2014 10:24AM
WARRI—POLICE in Delta State have arrested six persons in connection with the killing of the chairmen of Udu Central Vigilante Red Bar Security, Prosper Erhinyojare and Godwin Migaga  in Udu Local Government Area of the state.
Erhinyojare and Migaga were allegedly killed by assassins last month.
Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, in a statement, yesterday,  by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, gave the name of those arrested as David, Rege, Festus and Ojekom,  while others are at large.
He said: “Items recovered from them include two AK 47 rifles, 90 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition and two locally made cut to size single barrelled shot-guns.
The arrested suspects, some of whom had made confessional statements highlighting their functions and degree of involvement in the dastardly act, at the completion of investigation, will be charged to court.
Investigation has further revealed that the intention of the hoodlums was to instil fear in the populace by brutally killing the two vigilante chiefs, who had done so much to aid security agencies in their duties of law enforcement.
“The Command and its personnel will not relent until all the culprits indentified are brought to book. We, however, implore the people of Delta State not to be deterred as the Police cannot do without their continuous support, particularly in this perilous time. With their collective input, we have the capacity to contain the criminal elements in our midst most of whom, from evidence at our disposal, drift into Delta State from the sister states.
10491  Forum / The Buzz Central / EFCC Traces N200m to Prisons Accountant on: 8-05-2014 10:12AM
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested the head of Capital Accounts at the Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS, Abuja, for alleged corruption, money laundering and abuse of public office.
Imaobong Akon Esu-Nte, a level 14 officer, who is on secondment to the NPS from the Federal Ministry of Finance, was picked up by the operatives of the EFCC, Tuesday, and grilled for several hours over the huge amount of money found in companies’ accounts all traced to her.
Operatives of the agency reportedly swooped on Esu-Nte following intelligence reports that she had been using her office to transact business as a private contractor in violation of extant public service regulation, which forbids civil servants from doing so.
Investigators said that the lifestyle of the suspect, who is on a monthly salary of N121, 460 was at variance with the level of opulence being displayed by her.
Apart from tracing the sum of N200 million to companies owned by her and her children, the EFCC said the woman had also been remitting money amounting to N60 million into the account of an Abuja-based Pentecostal church.
She is also said to be in possession of several exotic cars and property in various parts of Abuja.
The commission said that among the property were a palatial mansion, a duplex with two-bedroom Boys Quarters at Sun City Estate, Abuja and another duplex at Karu Extension, Abuja, now nearing completion.
Three top of the range automobiles were recovered from her at the time of arrest. They include a Mercedes Benz ML 350 4matic, Mercedes Benz GL 500 and a Toyota Sienna.
EFCC sources said Esu-Nte’s arrest was triggered by intelligence report on suspicious in-flow of huge funds into her account with a new generation bank.
Close scrutiny of the account by investigators literally opened a can of worms, as it came to light that the suspect “is the promoter and signatory to the accounts of three companies: Abasiaga Global Resources Limited, Abasiono Nigeria Limited and Ememima Global Ventures Limited, which she established shortly after being posted to the NPS.”
Curiously too, all the directors are the suspect’s children. She was also said to be the owner of two other companies- Darima Properties and ID Petroleum, into which a huge amount of unjustified cash had been flowing into steadily.
The accounts of her companies were said to have recorded an inflow of about N200million between 2009 and now.
Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest of the woman, but warned public officers engaged in corrupt practices to desist or risk the wrath of the law.
10492  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Unical Don Shot in His Office on: 8-05-2014 10:05AM

GUNMEN suspected to be students, Tuesday, shot a lecturer in the University of Calabar,  Dr  Godwin Iwatt in his office mortally wounding  him.
The lecturer who was shot in the stomach was rushed to the  General Hospital Calabar where he is still in a  coma at the emergency unit of the hospital  with doctors battling to save his life.
An eyewitness who spoke on condition of anonymity said the lecturer was in his office at the Department of Microbiology at about 3 pm when two persons  suspected to be  students went  into his office and opened fire on him.
10493  Forum / Relationships & Romance / World Tallest Bride; 6ft 8in Brazilian Teenager To Marry Her 5ft 4in Boyfriend on: 7-05-2014 03:02PM

Brazil’s loftiest teen is set to become the world’s tallest bride after her fiancee popped the big question.

Aspiring model Elisany da Cruz Silva who is a staggering 6ft 8ins tall has been dating 5ft 4ins Francinaldo da Silva Carvalho for more than three years. Despite a massive 1ft 4ins between them, Francinaldo had no problem increasing the distance by dropping to one knee after a romantic stroll along the beach.

The lovestruck pair have shared a small home in the Brazilian town of Salinopolis for one year and are hoping to soon hear the pitter patter of tiny feet. Elisany is so stuck on having a child that she is willing to adopt if she does not fall pregnant soon – despite being only 18.
The youngster is worried that she may not conceive because of a form of gigantism that was caused when a tumour grew on her pituitary gland.
Despite this the couple are still looking forward to a long and happy life together.

Remembering the romantic proposal, Elisany said: ‘I told him many times, ‘do not ask me to marry you because my answer will be no’ – I think that’s what he was thinking.
She’s still an aspiring model? Does she even need to aspire?
10494  Forum / The Buzz Central / TB Joshua Delivers Notorious Drug Baron on: 7-05-2014 02:29PM
One of Liberia’s most notorious drug lords by the name of Emmanuel Fahnbulleh gave up his criminal activities after praying with Nigeria’s Prophet T.B. Joshua on his highly popular television station, Emmanuel TV.

Ironically, it was a Nigerian who introduced him to the shady business 18 years ago, just as it was a Nigerian who was used by God to rescue him. Here is the full report:
In a rather unruffled and undisturbed state of mind, Emmanuel Fahnbulleh divulged his long-running obsession with being one of Liberia's most dangerous and feared drug dealers, distributors and users.
Fahnbulleh, who said he is now converted, has been in the field of selling drugs of all sorts to Liberians for eighteen years before God arrested and transformed him. His case is similar to that of Saul who was arrested on the road to Damascus and transformed to an abiding believer of the Lord.
Yesterday, Fahnbulleh told Power TV's phone-in talk show how bad he was during his drug-dealing spree, bragging that he was matchless in his field.
But as conscience is said to be a judge of every man, so the converted drug dealer realised his errors and offered a heartfelt apology to the nation and those who might have been affected in one way or the other by his drug dealing activities. "I want to first of all in this public manner apologize to the nation, my brothers and sisters out there who my drug deals might have affected in any way, to go against one another in the homes. I have been one of the major, major, major contributors of that problem," he said in a very unassuming manner.

Fahnbulleh, who provided historical background about how he got baptised into drug dealing, said it was a Nigerian national who wooed and changed him into one of Liberia's most feared dealers.

"It all started in 1996, just before the April 6 crisis, when I came across my own satan. This Nigerian fellow I met that day was my own of encounter with the devil, because he was like my devil," he said, while at the same time distancing himself from having any physical contact or interaction with the devil.

He said he called the Nigerian 'devil' because his intervention in his life thwarted his academic brightness as an upcoming student in the community. "When this guy came in the community, he came across me and called me to come. He said to me, 'You are a smart kid; you can push this thing'. He gave me the first 10 kilograms of cocaine. At that time, my brother, you could not sell 5 grams of cocaine in Liberia a day because it was not easy," Fahnbulleh divulged.

In spite of the roughness and hardness of the market at the time for reasons he did not say, he noted that he was able to distribute at least 60 grams of cocaine every day.

Through the grace of God, the self-proclaimed drug pusher explained he is now a Christian and worshipping with the Trinity Healing Temple of Jesus Christ, which is led by Mother Esther B. Davies.

Fahnbulleh, who also explained how his conversion came about, said, "It was around the month of April, about the 23rd, 24th this year when one of my friends came by and said to me, 'Emma, why can't you watch this TV station of Pastor T.B. Joshua (Emmanuel TV)? You might get something from there."

In a rather rushed fashion, he said he tuned to the TV station and the first thing he saw was the man of God praying for viewers. He heard T.B. Joshua say, "I command whatever that is in you that is not of God to come out right now!"

At that moment, Fahnbulleh said his entire life dramatically changed. "I could not do anything; I did not know what I was doing at that moment."

Right away, he explained further, he was touched to give back all the illegal drugs in his possession, including a huge pack of cocaine worth US$1,500. "I called everybody to come for their things; I told them I did not want money from them again because I did not want to have anything to do with drugs," he said.

Fahnbulleh has now joined the campaign to make Liberia a drug-free nation, in consonance with the drug law of the Republic of Liberia.
10495  Forum / The Buzz Central / Actress Dayo Amusa Shows Off New Look on: 7-05-2014 02:08PM

The actress showed off her new blonde bob haircut. You like? I do. She looks cute way more grease to her elbow!!!
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