Sunday, 31 March 2013

Ime Bishop Umoh, Ethel Odungide, other celebs to thrill at Sounds of Easter today


The much anticipated gospel event tagged ‘Sounds of Easter’ will place today Sunday, 31st March, 2013. The event which is expected to parade the very best of gospel music artistes and entertainers from this side of the divide will feature music, comedy, theatre performance and an exclusive fashion parade by the very best designers in the South-South. Some of the artistes billed include Ethel Odungide, LyN, Ab Isong, Mbomboyo, Pastor Lanre Adeboye, Maggi Bam, Godfada, Dani Andi, Boffinik, P.Harmony, Gyration Praise, Victory, I-Ma, and lots more. There will be a special DJ Splash by Africa's No 1; DJ Kocy while the very talented movie/comic star, Ime Bishop Umoh will lead General Odey, Fada Itosky and Undisputed Mc Godson to crack the ribs of attendees.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

I’ve never met second girl that took pix of me in bed – Davido


In December last year, Dami duro crooner Davido was enveloped in a second lady-in-bed photo scandal with an unnamed girl after the first one involving girl friend Sonia went viral in March while holidaying in  Ghana.
Davido has kept mum on the matter until now when he tells former Big Brother Africa house mate Ebuka Obi Uchendu hosts of TV programme Rubbing Minds that he never knew this girl.
“I was asleep in bed. The girl just snuck in and (makes gesture of taking photograph) I don’t know her. I used to stay in an apartment back then and movement was kind of free. Maybe I didn’t lock the door and she just snuck in and took the pix. I have however moved to my new home where there is much tighter security.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

I’m justified to break ladies’ hearts – Iyanya


Below is what the ‘Kukere’ crooner told Complete Fashion:
“I was going out with a girl for so many years and one day I went to see her with a friend of mine. A couple of days later, I went over to her place and my friend was there. I asked him what he was doing there and he said he came to look for me.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Photos of Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, and other top celebrities on the dance floor at 2face’s wedding after-party in Dubai


It was real fun at 2face/Annie Idibia wedding after-party in Dubai. Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, Florence Ita-Giwa, Gentle Jack, Timaya and a host of other top celebrities were at Kiza Lounge in Dubai for the party. Rita is really showing she is a good dancer. More photos after the cut… 

Commissioner Aniekan Umanah fumbles on Channels Television



BY IFREKE NSEOWO (NIGERIA’S YOUNGEST EDITOR)
The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah on Saturday, 23rd March, 2013 goofed on the official population of the state. This was during a breakfast TV show ‘Sunrise’ on Channels Television where the focus was on Akwa Ibom State. Speaking against Governor Godswill Akpabio’s prolificacy, Jalingo Agba, a journalist who was one of the analysts on the show tried to compare Lagos State to Akwa ibom State in terms of population and allocation where Lagos State officially has 15 million people while Akwa Ibom 3.9 million but with a budget almost at par with Lagos State, the state’s information boss interjected the Cross River born journalist and said Akwa Ibom has 4.5 million people. Click HERE to watch the video.

Henry Okah jailed for 24 Years


Nigerian Henry Okah was jailed for 24 years by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
The charges related to two car bombs in Abuja, Nigeria, in which 12 people were killed and 36 injured on 1 October 2010, the anniversary of the country's independence.
The second bombing took place in Warri on 15 March 2010 at a post amnesty dialogue meeting. One person was killed and 11 seriously injured.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Traditional marriage of Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim to hold in Akwa Ibom on April 4


 Actress Nse Ikpe Etim's traditional and white wedding will hold this April. Her traditional wedding will hold at St. Stephen’s Primary School, Ikot Etobo, Nsit-Ubium LGA, Akwa Ibom (her hometown)  on Thursday April 4th. The white wedding will hold in Lagos a few days later but details of it are sketchy for now.
Nse married her childhood sweetheart Clifford Sule at a registry wedding which held on Thursday February 14th.

Governor Akpabio donates 37 million to Super Eagles, gives Enyeama house


The governor of Akwa Ibom State on Sunday, 24th March, 2013 donated the sum of 37million naira to the AFCON 2013 victorious Super Eagles team. A break down of the amount shows that each of the 23 players will take N1 million each, the 17 technical assistants will pocket N500,000 each, Coach Stephen Keshi was given N2million while his assistants pocket N1million each.

Fresh Photos: Celebrity faces at 2face’s Dubai wedding


Here are some fresh and good quality pictures from the celebrity wedding involving actress Annie Macaulay and songster 2face Idibia in Dubai. More photos after the cut. 

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Look at the car Senator David Mark’s bought for 2face as wedding gift


Omo, this ride no be beans. A Corvette sports car. This costs megabucks but I promise to bring you the exact figure of how much the car costs. 2face and Mark are from the same state, so I’m not surprised the Senate President bought him that. Now, if this car is a wedding gift from Mark, do you think Gov. Akpabio should be criticized for buying an SUV for Annie Macaulay (a daughter of the state)? More photo after the cut...

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

It’s official! Chelsea is the best football club in the world according to IFFHS rankings







Chelsea are the best team in the world, while Real Madrid are the seventh best and Manchester United are 19th.
This is according to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, an organisation recognised and supported by, although not affiliated with, FIFA.
Their latest Club World Rankings, accounting for results between March 1 2012 and February 28 2013, have produced some results that seem bizarre. Check the list of the 20 top clubs in the world after the cut…

Engr. Michael Enyong’s wife is dead


The Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Tourism Board, Engr (Dr) Michael Enyong a.k.a Baba Ntan has lost his wife.  She died last Sunday. www.CONNOISSEURng.com learnt on good authority that she died of food poisoning. An inside source told me in confidence that she might have been poisoned when she visited Nigeria for the burial of his husband’s dad earlier in the year. The source said since after his marriage, Michael Enyong’s family had stayed abroad and that was their first time of visit after a long while. She has been under medical treatment for food poisoning for about a month, but finally gave up the ghost last Sunday in a foreign hospital.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Ini Edo, Emem Isong, Onofiok Luke top list of nominees for Ibom Youth Hall of Fame + Full list of nominees


The organizers of the Ibom Youth Hall of Fame has released full list of nominees to be inducted into the hall of fame. Nollywood stars Emem Isong, Ini Edo, and Moses Armstrong, are those topping the list. The event will hold on 15th March, 2013 at Civil Service Auditorium, Idongesit Nkanga Secretariat, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Below is the nominees list:

Monday, 4 March 2013

Jonathan, Akpabio donate N3.50billion to Nollywood


President Goodluck Jonathan last Saturday at a presidential dinner to celebrate Nollywood at 20 donated N3billion in order to empower the industry.  Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom also promised to finance a N50million 'Goodluck Jonathan Prize Award' which will be shared by the best Nollywood actor, actress, film maker and other award categories. The event was attended by who-is-who in Nollywood.

Pictures: Governor Liyel Imoke makes first public appearance


Governor Imoke made his first public appearance on Saturday evening at the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar where he had gone to watch the friendly match between the Golden Eaglets and Botswana Starlets’. He returned to the country on Friday after being away for 3 month. More pictures after the cut…

Photo: Juliet Ibrahim and Desmond Elliot at Presidential dinner

The star thespians were spotted together at the Presidential dinner with Nollywood stars on Saturday, at the State House, Marina. The dinner was hosted by President Goodluck Jonathan to celebrate Nollywood at 20. I love Juliet’s blonde hairstyle.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Abia State University withdraws Orji Uzor Kalu’s degree certificate


Below is the press release from the University:
On the strength of the findings and recommendations of an Investigation Panel into allegations of breach of the extant Academic Regulations of Abia State University, in the process of the admission and graduation of Kalu, Orji Uzor in the discipline of Government and Public Administration, of Matriculation number: 00/42226, the Senate of Abia State University, at its resumed 69th Extra-Ordinary meeting of Friday 1st March 2013, and by a vote of eighty-eight(88) against three(3) dissenting voices only, approved the cancellation and withdrawal of the Degree result and Certificate awarded to him. The decision of Senate was based on the following grounds, among others:

Missing person….Aduwa Idahosa


Miss Aduwa Idahosa also known as Victoria Idahosa, 23, 5.7ft has been missing since the morning of Wednesday, 27th February, 2013. She is said to have been kidnapped in front of her house at Atakpo Street, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State by unknown men. Aduwa who is from Edo State just finished her National Youth Service Corps in Akwa Ibom State. The case has been reported to the police. Anybody with vital information that could lead to her whereabouts should please call 08036482098 or 08176019033 or report to the nearest police station.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Photo: Annie Macaulay and 2face Idibia’s TM invitation card


This is finally confirming www.CONNOISSEURng.com reports that the tentative date for the Traditional Marriage is 8th of March, 2013. One of Africa’s most celebrated and most talented music star of this generation, Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as 2face Idibia will be visiting his wife’s hometown, Idung Adiakod, Esit Urua, Eket Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State to marry her (Annie Macaulay) according to the Ibibio tradition and culture. Below is the invitation for the traditional marriage holding in 7days….