Tuesday 28 May 2013

Asteroid, Comedian Sir James plan big birthday concerts

June 2nd will forever be remembered in the entertainment scene of Akwa Ibom as two historic concerts will be staged in honor of two entertainment impresarios. One is The Gift & The Grace with Asteroid at Monty Suites, and the climax will be ‘Yak Isagha’ (meaning Lets Laugh) with Sir James at Cephas’ Place.

Who owns Planet 101.1FM?

I’ve heard so many gists on the ownership this station. Since my last post about the test transmission of Planet FM 101.1 which happens to be the first privately owned radio station in Akwa Ibom State, I’ve had several calls. The callers always wanted to know who owns the station.

Monday 27 May 2013

Court throws out charges against Senator Udoedehe

Earlier Today (Monday, May 27, 2013), a Federal Court sitting in Abuja squashed the treason charges filed against Senator John Udoedehe by Godswill Akpabio and members of his administration over the incident of election violence, which resulted in the destruction  of several properties owned by the government on April 22, 2011.
 The sitting judge blamed Akpabio’s administration for bringing to his court a case which the Attorney General and the lawyers in the state’s Ministry of Justice have known all along that it lacked merits and without any shred of evidence that could connect the Senator to the incident.

Patience Goodluck to declare open AWLO 2013 in Uyo

The stage is all set for African women as wife of Nigeria’s President; Dame Patience Goodluck is billed to flag-off the 5th edition of African Women in Leadership Conference holding on the 14th of June,
2013 at the prestigious Le Meridian Hotel, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. Sponsored by The African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO), a non-profit/non-governmental organization, AWLO’s membership is open to all women leaders across Africa.

Popular Uyo big girl, Edu Offong is married + Random TM and wedding photos

It was a great weekend for popular Uyo big girl, Edu Offong as she got married to a handsome dude,  Bethrand Ugochukwu. The fair-skinned Edu who is an erstwhile manager of former Javis Club dragged Bethrand to Onna LGA, Akwa Ibom for the TM on 24th May, 2013. The following day, they were joined in Holy Matrimony at Holy Ghost Ambassadors while the reception took place at the Banquet Hall of EMMJM Hotels and Suites. Wish her all the best. Below are random photos from the TM, wedding and receptions…

PDP suspends Gov. Rotimi Amaechi

This is from Channels TV:
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended the Governor of Rivers state, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, as a member of the party over the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party. The NWC also referred the suspension of Mr Amaechi to the party’s disciplinary committee for appropriate action.

Thursday 23 May 2013

About the Kardynal Style Selection

Kardynal Style Selection is a directional awards and fashion event that is organized to spotlight and develop the Fashion industry, recognize Nigerian arbiters of style and the creativity that it takes to become same, and also honour a few persons that have supported our efforts in talent development. It is a highly stylized social gathering that convenes a cross section of international fashion designers, trendsetters, media personalities and socialites.

Designers to be featured on the maiden edition of this event are Zhalima Grazioni [Brooklyn], Vera OchiaJuliet [Kenya], Magbrani Bridals [Uyo], Comraphl [Uyo] and Stylish Desire [Calabar]. Top models led by the Uyo Model of the Year 2012/13, Jennifer Chukwurah shall strut the designers stuff.

The theme for this year's Kardynal Style Selection is Romance & Royalty. Dress code is Red carpet (Evening gown) for women and Formal/Semi formal for men. Colour codes are Pink & Purple.

Kardynal Style Selection shall be awarded under five categories: People, Media, Fashion, Brands, Style Backers & Talent Development.

TICKETS: Basic: N1k, VIP: N5k, Platinum {N100k}, Gold{N50k} & Silver{N30k} Tables are available on a first come first serve basis. Contact 08093422724 for Tickets and Tables.

Wednesday 22 May 2013

How to become Miss Ayaya Nigeria 2013

Below is the press release the organizers of the beauty pageant sent me:

Miss Ayaya Nigeria is a grassroot project with unique approach to boasting tourism investment and showcasing our rich and viable cultural heritage packaged in an entertainment way to attract investors.
Our conception here seeks to create a synergy amongst stakeholders in the entertainment industry.
Miss Ayaya Nigeria is proudly powered by AYAYA PROJECT which is dully registered with the corporate affairs commission, Abuja, Nigeria.

Thursday 16 May 2013

Football star, David Beckham retires

Former England skipper, David Beckham has announced his retirement from active football. After notching up 115 caps for England, he has gone on to become the first Englishman to win league championships in four different countries. Below is his statement:

Mikel edges close to becoming one of Africa’s most decorated football star

Mikel John Obi, the Nigerian midfielder who laces his boots for Chelsea FC is edging close to becoming Africa’s most decorated football player ever after winning the Europa League on Wednesday with his team. Though Mikel didn’t play as a result of injury, he collected the winners’ medal alongside his compatriot, Victor Moses who was also injured for the match.
Mikel has won the English Premiership, Community Shield, FA Cup, Carling Cup, African Cup of Nations, and now the Europa Cup titles. Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o and Nigeria’s Nwankwo Kanu rank as the most decorated African football stars of all times.
Congrats to Mikel and Moses.

Uyo big girl, Edu Offong is engaged! Marriage holds 24th and 25th May

An Uyo big chic and former manager of Javis, Edu Offong is officially engaged. She is engaged to Bethrand Oguchukwu, a cute guy whose personal info in digging for now. Their engagement is somehow stale news because it happened some months back. Below is what she posted on her facebook page. 

NUC reveals 41 illegal universities and their addresses

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has unveiled the identities of the illegal “universities” with known addresses operating in the country. Below are 41 of them….

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Ifreke Nseowo’s interviewed on THE INK

I was interviewed by THE INK newspaper recently. It was an interesting session. Below is the interview…

2face, Ice Prince grab 2013 BET Awards nomination

Legendary African music act, 2face Idibia has been nominated alongside Choc City rapper, Ice Prince for the 2013 BET Awards. The duo alongside Ghana’s R2bees, Radio and Weasel from Uganda, South Africa’s duo of Donald and Toya Delazy were nominated under the Best International Act: Africa category. The award is slated for 30th June, 2013. Congrats to them.

Tuesday 14 May 2013

President Jonathan declares State-of-Emergency in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa States

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday declared a State-of-Emergency in 3 northern states, namely Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. He announced in a live nationwide broadcast on Tuesday evening. Below is the full text of his broadcast…

Monday 13 May 2013

Bomb explosion rocks Arik plane; victim recounts ordeal

Despite efforts by the Nigeria Aviation Agency to check risk of traveling by air in the country, domestic airline operators are seemingly not livings up to expectation.
Ambassador David Udo, a passenger who recently boarded Arik Airline from Abuja to Port Harcourt, in a church service conducted at The Apostolic Church, Ndiya Area Headquarters, Nsit Ubium Local Government Area on Sunday 21st April, 2013 narrated the trauma he faced in one of the planes belonging to Arik Airline.
Addressing the church congregation comprising personalities and top government functionaries who came all out to the church service, Ambassador David Udo who was said to have been invited as Chairman ‘1’ to the occasion by the organizers said only the hand of God spared his life and that of over 153 passengers on board from the bomb explosion that rocked the airplane fifteen minutes after takeoff.

Thursday 9 May 2013

Vast, one half of music duo, Bracket diagnosed with cancer of the blood

Below is what Linda Ikeji is reporting on her blog:
 Nwanchukwu Ozioko, popularly known as Vast from the popular singing group, Bracket, has been diagnosed with Lymphoma, a type of cancer of the blood.
The singer was diagnosed in February this year after suffering serious body pains, headaches, non stop coughing, loss of weight and weakness while in Paris for a show. He flew to London where a test conducted determined he had cancer. Vast has been receiving treatment at the Wellington Hospital in the UK since February and I hear he's responding very well to treatment. He has undergone 4 circles of chemotherapy with each circle costing about N1.4million. He will do a few more before returning to Nigeria next month.

Photo: PDP Secretary, Barr. Ibanga Akpabio kissing a woman in public

The photo above shows the Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State, Barr. Ibanga Akpabio kissing another woman in public. That is not his wife. His wife is gospel music ace, Evangelist Pat Akpabio. This picture got me thinking. Is it the woman that is actually kissing him because she is so engrossed in the act. Hmmmm….!