Monday, 19 November 2012
The prosecutor, Cpl. Pascal Njoku, told the court that Igbinedione on Nov. 14, assaulted and threatened Okafor, of the same address, with a pestle. The accused pleaded not guilty
The Senior Magistrate, Mr Christopher Oba, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 and a surety in like sum. Oba said that the surety must have a reasonable means of livelihood and a traceable address within the jurisdiction of the court.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Like a movie story,2 popular Yoruba actresses were arrested by military men and made to make some refunds after collecting millions from the son of a powerful spiritualist based in Isheri/Igando axis a Lagos suburb.
According to military sources, they were invited by the Islamic cleric who appealed they help him recover several millions deposited in his son’s account by customers which have been mismanaged.
The son of the spiritualist after undergoing interrogation told soldiers that he spent the money on 2 popular Yoruba actresses, Toyin Aimakhu who got 800,000.00,and Regina Chukwu who got 2.3milliom. Another producer simply known as Blessin Osuya collected 1.6million.
The soldiers swiftly got Toyin arrested and she insisted the money was part payment for a business transaction, she however refunded 500.000.00 out of the 800.000.00 she collected, Regina too returned 1million out of 2.3million while Blessing who was to commence shooting of a new movie refunded 1million before they were left off the hook.
Efforts by MetroNews to speak with the victim and the movie acts were unsuccessful and they all expressed fear about how powerful the spiritualist is and would rather let sleeping dogs be.
Trust us to dig more into the story and serve you fresh.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
The afro pop singer who recently dropped a new single, ‘Kpomo’ was accorded the honor based on his outstanding achievements in the African music industry.
Speaking at the event he thanked his numerous fans and supporters who have stood by him throughout his almost fifteen year career ‘Its a privilege to be here today and to be honored by the organizers of this event. My immense gratitude goes to my fans who've stood by me every step of the way. God bless every one of you.’ Says JMartins.
In february of 2012, eLDee and the entire Trybe Records crew took a trip to South Africa to hang out for a few weeks. While there, they shot the video for eLDee's smash single "Today-Today". This is a mash-up of rare video footage from the video shoot. Enjoy!
Baby Thiago, who was signed by his grandfather, is eight years younger than when his old man joined them in 1995.
You know, Thiago might grow up and want to be a plastic surgeon, so Newells needs to chill.
Abuja was the next city to feel the groove as premium lager beer Star, berthed in the Federal Capital territory with the Star Time To Shine Promo draws.
The event, which was held at the Courtney Gardens, Abuja, saw winners of cash prizes, LCD television and other mouthwatering prizes emerge in the on-going promo. The event also saw the emergence of two more car winners in the promo.
As usual, Crystals, winners of Star Quest 2012 were on hand to thrill the audience with exciting music. Their performance was certainly the best since they began touring the country with the Star Time To Shine Promo contingent as they thrilled the audience with some of their hit songs.
The FAB Awards nominees party which held on Friday, October 7, 2012 at De Marquee Penthouse, Victoria Island , unveiled Nigeria’s hottest talents who are taking their different industries to new levels.
Music stars Darey, D’banj, Ice Prince, Wizkid and Naeto C will battle to emerge the Most Stylish male artist in their category while Olisa Adibua ,Yaw, Toolz, Tosyn Bucknor, and Wana Udobang slug it out in the On-Air Personality of the Year category.
This turned out to be a good decision for the crew, as 2012 witnessed the release of the "Empire Mates State Of Mind" album arguably Nigeria's biggest and best album this year.
Monday, 12 November 2012
PUNCH Metro learnt that the robbers had attacked Badejo and his neighbours around 4am and one of the neighbours made a distress call to the police, but by the time the policemen arrived about an hour later, the robbers had fled.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Last Saturday was an especially exciting day for the 16 housemates of the 2012 Next Movie Star. After the 10-day training and grooming session culminating in their exclusive media unveil earlier in the week, the organizers of the celebrated reality television show hosted the housemates to a grand welcome party. Upscale events and entertainment centre, The Place, in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, was the venue of the well-attended Welcome Party.
Reality shows and talent hunts have become regular fixtures on television these days. Many of them have created music and movie stars that we adore. Iyanya, Omawunmi, Jodie, Uti and many others have all taken part in one talent show or the other. These shows offer them a good platform to launch their careers.
There is a new competition around, and it is quite different from the hoard. It is the first faith based reality talent show in the country. Tagged Gospel Explosion, it is the first of it’s kind Choir Contest. Choirs from all over the country are expected to battle it out to determine which is the best choir in the land. According to organisers, the finals will take place on Sunday 23rd Dec at the Civic centre, in Lagos. Already, the auditions are taking place in Lagos. All church choirs have been asked to take the opportunity.
The winner of the competition has will be taking home N1million cash prize. They will also be signed on to a recording contract with Wole Oni Music Production(W.O.M.P), the most prominent gospel label in the country. There will be three judges who will be introduced as the show progresses.
Monday, 5 November 2012
The son of a doctor and a hospital administrator, Ujiri originally played soccer as a youth before focusing on basketball.
Of the 13,000 applications received by the Dangote Group for the Graduate Executive Truck Driver, there were six Ph.D, 704 Masters and over 8,460 Bachelor degree holders.
Alhaji Aliko Speaking during the mentor-ship meeting of the World Bank Youth Forum, Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, said that the company only needed 100 drivers, but received the overwhelming applications.
According to Dangote, most of the applicants were from reputable universities and had the needed quality.
He said: “All these things are verifiable, and they all graduated from reputable institutions which is satisfactory; and our plan is to eventually make them self dependent.
“Despite the fact that the drivers get trip allowances on each trip along with their salaries, the arrangement is that they will own the trucks at no interests or repayments after they must have reached 300,000 kilometres, which is about 140 trips from Lagos to Kano and a hard working driver can complete in two years, while lazy ones can take maximum of four years.”
Onyeka had allegedly conspired with four others, including an employee of the said bank and robbed the bank he was to secure of about N10m in April 2011. A security guard attached to the bank, Sunday Ogundipe, was strangled in the process.
Two months after, Onyeka was arrested, tried and dismissed from the force before he was arraigned with his accomplices on armed robbery and murder charges in July 2011.
However, Onyeka is once again a guest of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos, months after securing his bail. He is said to have been involved in a series of bank ATM robberies since his bail from Kirikiri Prisons in December 2011.
But Onyeka strenuously denied his involvement in any bank robbery attacks and he was quick to give a recap of his activities since his bail from prison.
Thursday, 1 November 2012
SERIOUSLY PLEASE WHAT IS WRONG IN HANDING THE MAN TO THE POLICE INSTEAD OF THIS FORM OF ABUSE AND HUMILIATION HE IS BEEN SUBJECTED TO?