Wednesday 25 February 2015

Brit Award Updates: Madonna falls during performance at Brits show

Madonna suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction at the Brits after she was dragged off the stage by her own cloak.

The star appeared to fumble with a large cloak during her performance to close the Brit Awards on Wednesday night.

The cloak then seemed to be pulled backwards, making her fall to the floor while backing dancers looked on in shock.

She fell down three steps onto the floor before getting back on her feet to continue the performance.

Nigeria now Have 60 Private Universities after FEC Approves 6 additional

The Federal Executive Council at its usual Wednesday meetings approved the issuance of operating licenses to nine new private universities in Nigeria.

The meeting was chaired by Vice-President Namadi Sambo. Once the operating licenses are issued, there will be 60 private universities in Nigeria.

The Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, addressing journalists after the council meeting listed the new private universities as Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos State; Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State; Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State; Hallmark University, Ijebu Itele, Ogun State; Kings University, Ode Omu, Osun State; Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Orode, Delta State; Mountain Top University, Ogun State, Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State and Summit University, Offa, Kwara State.

NANS insist NYSC online fee must be reduced from N4000 to N3,000 cc @NaijaCorpers

The National Association of Nigerian Students has insisted on the reduction of the online registration fee for prospective National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members from N4000 to N3,000.

In a statement issued on Monday and published in a Punch report, NANS President, Tijani Usman, said the association wants a N1000 reduction in the fees.

“NANS will ensure that her positions, especially on the reduced fee (from N4, 000 to N3, 000), are pushed through so as to make the system better in the end," Usman’s statement read.

According to the President, he had earlier made the appeal to the NYSC DG Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, when they met in Abuja.

Backstreet Boys reveal new Music Plans

Yes, you remember them! Still one of my favorite band ever. Backstreet Boys will record new music this year.

The five-piece band - featuring J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell - released 'In a World Like This' in 2013, and have promised to get back into the studio later this year.

They revealed: ''Our music is always evolving. We're getting ready to go back into the studio later this year.''

As well as a new album for their fans, the 'I Want it That Way' hitmakers admitted they recently agreed to a deal with concert promoters Live Nation to perform 150 tour dates around the world in the near future.

#FamilyFirst: Bobby Brown Postpones Tour As Bobbi Kristina Remains in Coma

Still praying that Bobbi recover soon. New report emerging from usmagazine suggest that Bobby Brown has postponed the Australian leg of his tour amid Bobbi Kristina Brown's hospitalization. The news was recently announced on the Australian site Ticketek.

"Bobby Brown's upcoming Australian Tour featuring special guests Treach and Kay-Gee from Naughty By Nature, has been postponed to May to allow Bobby Brown to spend further time with his family," the statement said.

According to the website, Brown will take the stage again in two months. His show at Rooty Hill RSL Club was moved to Thursday, May 28, and his Enmore Theatre performance will be held on Friday, May 29.

#Godwin: Mavin Records Stars Get @ShopKonga Endorsement

Doro Bigger, Doro Mega Money, this is what The Boss of Mavin Records Don Jazzy and artiste Tiwa Savage would be singing as they become newest ambassadors for Nigerian online retail store Konga. Recall, Omawumi Megbele was the first celebrity ambassador of the retail shop Konga.

Don Jazzy shared a photo on Instagram of himsel signing the new deal and captioned the photo "And as we sign the contract my brother #Godwin. Myself and the DoroDiva @Officialtiwasage are the new ambassadors for KONGA.#SMD .

Tiwa Savage who is expecting her first child also shared a photo of her signing her contract and captioned it "2015 is looking so great...My boss @donjazzy and I the new brand ambassadors for Nigeria's number 1 online shopping mall"

Boko Haram kidnaps Adamawa Council Vice Chairman

The Adamawa State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of the Vice Chairman of Hong Local Government, Bijida Yakubu, by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Othman Abubakar, who confirmed the incident, said three vigilante members that were with Mr. Yakubu lost their lives in the encounter.

Mr. Abubakar, who did not give details, however, said the police officers investigating the incident have so far recovered the vice chairman’s shoes.

A resident of Hong who simply identified himself as Hussaini said that the incident occurred in Gayafa Village of the area.

Multi Millionaire Actress Genevieve Nnaji "@GenevieveNnaji1" Step Out Like A Boss

Nollywood Actress +Genevieve Nnaji who recently acquired a house that's worth about $4M house in Ghana step out in a Multi Millionaire Cool outfit, Isn't she the Boss? 

Presidency Explains Why They are winning The War against Boko Haram

The presidency on Wednesday reviewed the ongoing military onslaught against the members of the Boko Haram sect and said the success being recorded by the military was because of certain factors.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, who spoke with journalists in Abuja, assured Nigerians that the war would soon be won. 

He listed such factors like the deployment of specially trained anti-terrorism combat squad who were recently trained by Nigeria international partners, as one of them. 

Others, according to him, were the acquisition and deployment of more sophisticated, adequate and appropriate Military hardware.

Okupe said, “There was a recent approval by the African Union and the United Nations for a broad based international coalition to collaborate with our Military. 

Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly Flirting With Dakota Johnson Behind Rihanna’s Back

When will this celebs sit in one place for crying out, its not even official yet that both Leo and Riri are dating and he is already flirting with someone else. Well I just hope it is a regular gossip talk. According to Hollywoodlife Rihanna better watch out because a new report claims that Leo got pretty cozy with Dakota at the SNL 40th after party and you won’t believe what he did!

Rihanna has some competition! The Fifty Shades of Grey star was allegedly flirting with Leonardo DiCaprio and a new report claims that he put his arm around her and escorted her around a party at The Plaza Hotel.

World Cup winning captain gets 10-months for swimming in pool

Fabio Cannavaro has been handed a 10 month prison sentence after he went swimming in the private pool of one of his residences.

The former Italy international, who captained them to World Cup glory in 2006, was given the sentence for breaching orders to keep out of his property after it was seized by authorities due to suspected abuse of planning regulations.

Actor Vin Diesel to Welcome His Third Child

It seems giving birth by Vin is really fast but he isn't furious about it. Congratulations to Vin Diesel he is set to be a father for the third time.

The 47-year-old actor's wife Paloma Jimenez - with who he already has kids Hania, six, and four-year-old Vincent - is reportedly due to give birth close to the new 'Furious 7' movie's release date of April 3 and as a result, a planned premiere at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on March 10 has now been scrapped so the star can be with his family.

A source said: ''He wants to be with his family at the birth; it's a beautiful thing. What human being wouldn't?''

Football: Greece suspends its Football Leagues indefinitely due to Violence

Matches in Greece's professional football leagues have been suspended indefinitely in a crackdown on violence, the Super League said.

The move follows a pitch invasion at the end of the Athens derby last weekend and a Super League board meeting which ended in a brawl on Tuesday, with Greece's recently elected Syriza ruling party aiming to stamp out the problem of crowd violence.

"What we have been informed is that the Super League and the Football League have been suspended indefinitely," Super League president Giorgos Borovilos told reporters.

"We have a new government who are looking to bring this subject up for discussion and implement state laws related to it."

Report Says Nigeria loses N49 billion in two months from Crude Price

The global drop in crude oil prices continued to affect Nigeria, as the country recorded about N48.7 billion loss in revenue from oil exports in November and December, 2014.

The Accountant General of the Federation, Jonah Otunla, stated this in his revenue report during the January Federation Accounts Allocation Committee meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to Mr. Otunla, the country suffered a substantial loss in revenue of about $77.53 million (about N13.025 billion) in November as a result of the massive drop in crude oil price at the international oil market.

He said the loss dropped to about $52.34 million (about N8.79 billion) in December, in addition to a 33 per cent decrease in the volume of export of the country’s oil for the two months, which translated to a loss of about $159.88 million (about N26.9billion).

Actress Demi Lovato rushed hospitalized after suffering from "Difficult in Breathing"

Get well soon, Demi! Sensational actress Demi Lovato was reportedly rushed to an hospital yesterday.

The 22-year-old actress was taken to the Providence Tarzana Medical Center in California by a friend on Tuesday after suffering "significant trouble" breathing, a source told gossip website TMZ.

The 'Skyscraper' hitmaker is said to have been prescribed medication by a doctor after she was found to have a "flu-related" lung infection, and an insider told the publication she was also given an antibiotic known as Z-Pak.

Demi was thought to still be in the medical facility yesterday afternoon and her admittance meant she had to cancel a recording session for her new album with a "big producer".

The raven-haired star has previously spoken out numerous times about a "dark period" in her life during her younger years when she self-harmed, battled depression and eating disorders, and ended up in rehab.

Speaking in 2011, she said: "I basically had a nervous breakdown. I was really bad off. My parents and manager pulled me aside and said, 'You need to get some help.'

"It was an intervention. I wanted freedom from the inner demons. I wanted to start my life over.

"If you are going through that dark period, go to your family and closest friends.

"Don't put yourself in danger. It's very crucial that you get your feelings out - but don't ever inflict harm on your own body because your body is so sacred.

"I wish I could tell every young girl with an eating disorder, or who has harmed herself in any way, that she's worthy of life and that her life has meaning. You can overcome and get through anything."

[BANG Showbiz]

Report: Chadian Troops kill hundreds of Boko Haram fighters

According to new report from Al jazeera, Soldiers from Chad killed 207 Boko Haram fighters in clashes near a Nigerian town close to the border with Cameroon, Chad's army announced in a statement.

One Chadian soldier was killed and another nine were wounded in Gambaru, the scene of regular attacks by the group in recent months. There was no immediate independent verification of the Chadian army's announcement, reports Reuters news agency.

Chad's military also claimed to have seized large quantities of small arms and ammunition and two pick-up trucks on Tuesday.

Google will block sexually explicit content on Blogger starting March 23

In a change to its adult content policy, Google has announced it will no longer allow sexually explicit material on Blogger. 

It’s unclear why Google has announced the change to the blogging platform it acquired over a decade ago. However, in what is probably just a coincidence, the move comes just after the company announced its YouTube Kids app. So, maybe someone, somewhere is wanting to make the search giant a bit more family friendly. 

“As of March 23, 2015, you can no longer publicly share on Blogger sexually explicit images or videos that show graphic depictions of nudity,” the company wrote. “We will accept bare if the content is remarkable for the public benefit, as may occur in scientific artistic, educational, or documentary contexts.” 

Facebook passes 2M advertisers and launches Ads Manager for iOS

Facebook yesterday made two major announcements related to its advertising business. The company has passed 2 million advertisers on its platform and has launched an Ads Manager mobile app.

2 Million and Counting

The 2 million figure, it’s important to emphasize, refers to active advertisers, meaning these are customers that regularly buy ads through the company. In a thank you letter to these individuals and brands, Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote the following:

LMAO! @Basket_mouth Goes shopping for @Wizkidayo, Guess What He Got ...

Isn't Basket Mouth so hilarious ... As in he has a way of telling his jokes but actually it make sense ... Are you wondering whats funny in the post above? Okay, look at where he is doing his shopping, He is shopping for baby items for Wizkid, I live the rest for you to answer.
But wait, whats Basket Mouth doing in a Baby Mart, is he expecting a baby soon?

Put the Blame on Drake! Chris Brown Denied Canada Entry for His Concert

Sorry Breezy, is this what happen when you run your mouth like a tap? Remember he just finish blasting Drake in an Interview saying Rihanna can't do better than him. Chris Brown announced to fans on Twitter that he had to cancel tour dates in Canada because the country denied him entry.
"Unfortunately I will not be able to perform in front of sold out crowds in Montreal & Toronto," Breezy wrote in the tweeted-then-deleted posts. "The good people of the Canadian government wouldn't allow me entry. I'll be back this summer and will hopefully see all my Canadian fans!"
Fans took to social media alleging he was denied entry because he insulted one of Canada's biggest musical talents, Drake..

PDP says Obasanjo tore a Long expired Party Card

The National Secretary of the PDP, Professor Adewale Oladipo, has reveal that the PDP membership card torn by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on February 16th had long expired as it was signed by a former acting chairman of the party, Alhaji Abubakar Baraje who is now a chieftain in the APC.

According to Professor OLadipo, Chief Obasanjo is over 80 years old and there are certain actions people of his age take that they themselves can't explain. Prof Oladiposaid this while speaking to a group of students who came to show their solidarity for President Jonathan at the party's National secretariat in Abuja yesterday.

#POKO! B-T-S Photo of Tonto Dikeh & Dbanj on set of Her Music Video

Yay! What you have been waiting for, finally Actress turn Musician Tonto Dikeh is on set for the release of her new Video with her Label CEO Dbanj. Here are some B-T-S photos and she look blazing hot, hope the video does too ...

Nigeria Woman Receives Japaneses Peace Prize for Her Campaign Against Boko Haram Sect

She is one of the women who has been on the forefront in the campaign against the dreaded terror group Boko Haram. The world recognize her effort and on Tuesday she was awarded a Japanese peace prize worth $170,000.

Esther Ibanga, a pastor and activist in Nigeria, has kept up a vocal protest against the kidnappings that Boko Haram has made almost routine, the Niwano Peace Foundation said.

The foundation said it had awarded her its 20 million yen annual prize because of the way she has tirelessly pressured central and local governing officials in her efforts to fight back against extremists.

Kim Kardashian says She is ready to try anything for beauty

How far do you think celeb would go just to keep up their beauty on? I guess when you hear what these celebs spend in making sure they keep their skin intact it would amaze you. Nevertheless thye still need to powder their face with lot of make ups, so I ask after spending so much on your skin, face and every other part of your body why do you still need loads of make up? Anyway I hope someone can answer me on that, just need to know. 

So Kim Kardashian says she feels “genuinely blessed” by the fact that she loves having her hair and makeup done. Kim Kardashian is a huge fan of laser facials.

The 34-year-old reality TV star is no stranger to being primped and preened ahead of her frequent red carpet events.

And Kim admits that she's such a fan of beauty treatments that she has even invested in a home laser system.

So Cute!! Who Nailed This Photo between Leo Messi, Neymar Jnr and Luis Suarez

This guys are really fashionable, apart from their various skills and prowess in football, they are really very cute when it comes to their fashion life. Need one of those shirts though! So who rocks in the Photo, Neymar Jnr, Leo Messi or Luis Suarez and a certain Marc Batra too

Taylor Swift named Woman of the Year also debuts Stunning new look

Awww! It seems this Elle Style Awards know what I love personally, she has been one of rated fashion and style celeb over the year I mean Taylor Swift. And now she been crowned woman of the year just sweetens my likeness for her and Lindsay Lohan wowed on the red carpet at the Elle Style Awards in London on Tuesday night.

Taylor Swift unveiled a dramatic new look at the Elle Style Awards on Tuesday night. The 25-year-old singer, who was crowned Woman of the Year during the event, swapped her usual retro style for a sleek new 'do, with her blonde bob slicked back and away from her face.

Taylor teamed the edgy style with a stunning green gown, which featured a front zip that the Shake It Off singer wore undone to the thigh.

OH No! Beyonce suffers wardrobe malfunction at Tom Ford fashion show

Report says Bey suffer a massive wardrobe malfunction during the Tom Ford fashion show, we have all eyes on ground for the exclusive photo, but at the time of publishing this, there has been no photo on the dress malfunction. Read Full Gist Below:

The glamorous singer was a surprising no-show at Tom Ford's Autumn/Winter 2015 womenswear collection presentation in Los Angeles on February 20. However, it wasn't due to tardiness but rather an unfixable outfit disaster that prevented her from taking her front-row seat.

"Beyoncé had a huge wardrobe malfunction at the show. Her dress ripped all the way up the back and she had to run backstage to find something else to wear," a source has revealed to Us Weekly.

Reason Why Federal Government Can’t Publish Full Audit on Missing $20bn

The audit report by PriceWaterHouseCoopers on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) accused of diverting the money, was ready in September 2014, Premium Times reports.

Since then the government has repeatedly declined demands to make the document public. But being under the pressure from the public and the All Progressives Congress (APC), the government issued a “highlight” of the report. According to it, the alleged missing $20 billion, exposed by a former Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi, was a farce. It was also concluded that less than $2billion was missing.

With the general election just a couple of weeks ahead, the government has come under increased pressure to publish the full report.