The Rapper twitted that his Mercedes CLS was stolen in Abuja…… Naija thiefs no send o.
She looks good for someone who’s fake-pregnant(of course she’s not really pregnant). These are just photos from her latest movie “One Night in Las Vegas” (yes, it was shot in Vegas) which features stars John Dumelo and Jean Louis. So watch out people!!!
FOUR police officers were, yesterday, arraigned before a high court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State for allegedly killing two persons and shooting another in the foot over a failed attempt to extort N50 from a bus driver.
The suspects, ASP Omorogbe, Inspector Emmason Udo, Hadiza Musa and Samirah Ileya of the Abacha Road Police Station, Obia/Akpor locality of Port Harcourt were alleged to have shot the victims sometimes in 2010 while the driver of the commercial bus in which the victims were riding attempted to escape from the policemen who demanded N50 from him at a check point.
They were said to have been arrested on the orders of then Police Commissioner who insisted on their being tried for alleged killings.
In the suit No PHC/858/2010 filed against the suspects, the applicant, Ifeanyi Echemazu, whose mother in-law was shot in the leg said he took the action to pursue justice for his mother-in-law and the two passengers who died during the ordeal.
“The suspects thought nobody was alive to testify against them in this matter, but Mrs. Christiana Aliko who was hit on the leg is here to testify that those who boarded the vehicle were passengers and not robbers as the suspects claimed,” Mr Chidi Ekah, counsel to the applicant told the court.
He added that the driver of the commercial bus whose resistance to the alleged N50 extortion provoked the fatal shooting is also alive to tell the story.
Justice Georgewill of State High Court who presided over the hearing, however, adjourned the matter to April 23, 2013 to allow the applicant and defence counsel time to present more witnesses.
Official Pepsi ambassadors Wizkid and Tiwa Savage were co-judges at the Pepsi campus music challenge. At the
competition in Unilag where three winners emerged, Wizkid gave away N500,000 each to support and encourage them.
Tiwa Savage also gave one of the contestant N100,000, although he didn’t emerge as one of the 3 winners, she thought he did really well.
Wizkid and Tiwa also thrilled the fans with performances. (Culled from http://www.silverdam.wordpress.com)
‘An idiosyncratic belief or impression that is not in
accordance with a generally accepted reality’ is how
Oxford dictionary defines delusion. Grandeur’ is
simply ‘social importance’, even if affected.
So, is it safe to say that when somebody accepts an
obviously bogus recognition such as one of Time
magazines 100 most influential people on Earth,
and allows the media – both international and
national report on it widely, that person is
After all, according to Time magazine, to get a place
on their list, you have to inspire, entertain,
challenge or change the world positively in some
way. As a Nigerian, I have tried with little success to
rationalize how President Jonathan has inspired,
entertained, challenged or changed Nigeria
On second thoughts, I remember the time he
inspired us with his ‘I HAD NO SHOES’ speech, but
that was as far as he went. Now his histrionics
inspires the fanatics among us to blow up churches,
schools, homes in the name of religion; he inspires
the corrupt to eschew whatever sense of right or
wrong they have to loot the treasury.
On challenging Nigerians, with the recent Youth
Enterprise With Innovation In Nigeria (YouWin)
program, President Jonathan challenged Nigeria’s
20 million unemployed youth to embrace their inner
entrepreneurships. A select few wrote business
plans and were doled varying sums of money as
startup capital for businesses. But for the majority
of the unemployed population, all he does is
challenge them to aspire towards positions where
they would have access to institutions that enable
them fraudulently amass wealth.
Is it also correct to say a man is delusional when he
listens to, delights and believes in the poetic
shower of praises that was President Jonathan’s
citation for the same award written by Liberia’s
President Johnson Sir Leaf, when clearly his records,
as can be verified by speaking to any conscious
Nigerian clearly contradicts the citation?
Find Excerpts below:
President Jonathan, 54, possesses the qualities
needed at this moment of great challenges, having
come to power at a crucial moment in the history of
Nigeria. The country has grown out of its past of
corruption, mismanagement and brutality, but the
foundation of good governance is still fragile. In two
short years, President Jonathan has shown the same
dexterity he demonstrated as governor of Bayelsa
State, the same ability to find the remedies to the
many complexities of running a nascent democracy.
With leaders like President Jonathan, Africa is sure
to move toward prosperity, freedom and dignity for
all its people
When a Justice Minister in an interview with a
national newspaper says ‘FG has no intention of
persecuting oil thieves, the fuel subsidy probe
report was just a fact finding mission’, one has to
wonder how fraudulent the system is, and how a
government that widely proclaims an anti
corruption crusade, would not act on the findings of
a report that lists a cabal of oil companies, and
accuses them of defrauding the Nigerian
government of N1.7 trillion. This figure amounts to
36.17% of Nigeria’s 2012 budget, only N2 billion
less than the total derivation of N1.9 trillion that the
19 Northern states shared between 1999-2008, and
the exact amount of derivation paid to the 6 South
South states in the same 9 year period.
On security, Nigeria has never had it worse. Most
Nigerians lives in paranoia, knowing that you may
go to church, pass by a media house, be driving
home at night and get flagged down and shot by
Nigeria’s international reputation as an African
peacekeeper has been lost as well. In January this
year, the government of Sudan protested to the UN
Security Council over what it considered ‘the
deliberate re-arming of rebel groups in Darfur by
As regards dignity for the Nigerian people, when I
first read President SirLeaf’s citation, I wondered,
‘How is it that the disconnect between our leaders
and us has widened so much?’ Every observer of
Nigeria via the media alone would know that dignity
for its people is not a Nigerian priority: neither
President Jonathan nor his government is renowned
for its human rights records.
There were cases of killings during the fuel subsidy
removal protests. As we speak, no one has been
prosecuted. Political assassinations thrive amidst
the silence of security forces; rape videos are often
uploaded onto You Tube or mobile phones without
fear of arrest or prosecution. By every measure, life
in Nigeria has never been as brutish, government
has never been as uncaring, and the president has
never as powerless to help.
So, just what influence is this man supposed to
have? Deluded or just plain daft? You decide.
With an impeccable and graceful writing style, I sure was glad to have discovered her sometime last year cos she is phenomenal guys. Enjoy. InspiroLogos Wins Writing Contest
On the 1st of February, a good friend informed me
about a writing contest.
Two days later, I entered the Martin Luther King’s
Day Human Rights Blog Post Competition, set up by
Youngstars Foundation (youngstarsfoundation.org)
On Valentine’s day I got a call informing me that I
WON! And two days later, myself and the four other winners were warmly hosted at the American Embassy Abuja by the Human Rights Officer – see
all of us pictured above (I’m in the ivory dress).
It was indeed an unforgettable event and a
wonderful opportunity to meet with great minds
and passionate hearts and I am thankful to the
Youngstars team and the U.S. Embassy as well for
appreciating one of my God-given gifts.
So what did I write about?
The question was thus: “There are 30 Human
Rights, which one do you think your society needs
the most and why?”
For personal reasons that had and still have me
thanking God for the fact that I still have breath in
my nostrils, my very passionate answer is the
LET EVERYONE THAT HAS BREATH LIVE!
A time to be born and a time to die … a first breath
and a last one… these two breaths are common to
all human beings. So also are all granted the time
in between these two breaths: the time to live.
Everyone has a time to live and according to article
3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
everyone has the right to life, liberty and
security of person . Furthermore everyone means
everyone! “without distinction of any kind, such as
race, colour, sex, language, religion … national or
social origin, property, birth or other status” – and
that includes every member of our society.
This third right is the very one I believe our
society needs to preserve the most ; because
all other rights stem from this one.
We all, without exception, have a right to life. And
in the time we live, we also have a right to liberty,
i.e. a right to be free; and we have a right to
security of person, i.e. a right to be safe. My
paraphrase of the third right is thus: everyone has a
right to live, free and safe from everything that is a
constraint or threat to that life.
– Mrs. Ignorant stays in an abusive marriage,
where she has been kept silent by fear of her
husband, and remains for fear of the stigma of
divorce in an African society, all because she knows
not that she has a right to a free and safe life.
– Mr. Indigent, genius-potential, yet can barely
construct a sentence in proper English and may end
up an ‘area-boy’ living under the bridge, all because
poverty afforded him a lousy education on the
– Little baby Ailing, born with the chronic sickle
cell disease, because his parents had not the
necessary education on genotype testing and life
partnerships, may not live to see his 16th birthday,
and worse, may live his brief life-span believing
himself to be somehow less of human being.
On and on, thousands of sad tales fill our society, of
illiteracy, disease, poverty, ignorance and the many
other threats to our very lives. We desperately need
to build in this society the structures required for
our people to live, free and safe. Every Nigerian
regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion or
status should have access to a balanced diet,
clothing, safe shelter, healthcare, education,
employment and dare I say good governance, these
are the basic things that will allow us live, freely
and safely. The gross lack of these things for the
average member, and the greater majority of our
society is what threatens the very lives of our
people and thus the very fabric of our society.
In the UNDP 2011 Human Development
Report, a comparative measure of life expectancy,
literacy, education and standards of living for
countries worldwide, Nigeria ranks 156 out of
187!!! Our adult literacy rate is just 70% when
there are over 45 countries with a 99% adult
literacy rate, our life expectancy is age 47, a
whopping 30% below world average2. Based on
these statistics it is painfully evident that as
Nigerian’s our third right is at stake!
The masses depend daily on hand-outs from the
philanthropic few in the wealthy class – they are
being given fish instead of being taught how to fish!
This is just not good enough. We need the
Millennium Development Goals to become
Millennium Development Realities – as much to
the man in the state house as the man in the mud
house in the most remote village in the country;
otherwise we are indirectly saying that the man in
the mud house is less than a human being. We
need to transit from a bare existence to a bountiful
life, sadly the majority have a longer way to go in
that transition, and this is what adds to the
greatness of the need!
If I could shout it from every Nigerian rooftop I
would: “Let EVERYONE that has breath,
The farmer, the fashion model, the housewife, the
student, the rich, the poor, the educated, the
illiterate, the good, the bad and the ugly: all have a
right to life, liberty and security of person. And it’s
your right too, so fight for it!
What is life worth to you? Bearing the components
of the third right in mind my estimation of the
worth of life is as follows: though I speak the
most polished of grammar, and dine at the table of
kings, if I be wiser than professors, stronger than
athletes, and smarter than geniuses, without
liberty, what I have would be acutely insignificant,
without safety, what I have would be painfully
meaningless, and without breath in my nostrils, all
of it would be less than nothing!
William Shakespeare wrote: ‘To be, or not to be:
that is the question,’ I beg to differ. For when it
comes to life, the question is never ‘to be, or not to
be.’ Actually there is no question; because every
man, woman, boy, girl and baby that
breathes has the God-given, man-declared
third right simply TO BE – alive, free and safe!
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Lady InspiroLogos – glad to be alive, free and safe! (Culled from http://www.ladyinspirologous.blogspot.com)
Russian Billionaire Plans To Make Humans Immortal By 2045. A Russian billionaire has unveiled plans to make humans immortal by converting them into “Terminator-style” cyborgs – a creature that’s part human and part machine – within the next three decades.
Thirty two-year-old mogul, Dmitry Itskov has been pushing the project forward since 2011 when he founded the 2045 Initiative.
His ultimate goal is to transfer a person’s mind or consciousness from a living brain into a machine with that its personality and memories intact.
The so called “Cyborg” will have no physical form, and exist in a network similar to the Internet and be able to travel at the speed of light all over the Earth, or even into the space.
Itskov’s first highly ambitious goal, called Avatar A, involves a person controlling a robotic human replica through a brain-machine interface (BMI), a technology that already exists.
The deadline for this first stage is set for 2020. The Avatar B, due in 2025, would involve transplanting a human brain into an artificial body “at the end of one’s life.”
Next in line is the Avatar C, that rolls around in 2035, that would also involve a human-machine brain transplant, but with all personality intact.
Itskov hopes the Initiative will have learned enough about the human mind to free it completely from physical form finally, by 2045.
According to the report, from the Internet-like hive mind, individual personalities could manifest themselves as holograms when they
need to interact with their environment.
“We believe that it is possible and necessary to
eliminate ageing and even death, and to overcome the fundamental limits of the physical and mental capabilities currently set by the restrictions of the physical body,” the project website says.
Itskov is recruiting scientists and authoring an open letter to the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, asking him to support to push society’s
transition to “neo-humanity.” (Culled from http://www.informationng.com)
Sequel to his last year’s debut single “sweet mama” ft Flavour, 6 year old naija singing sensation OzzyBosco is back with “Tinini”ft Olamide. (To dowload, go to http://www.bellanaija.com/2013/04/05/hes-6-now-listen-to-young-nigerian-music-sensation-ozzyboscos-collaboration-with-olamide-tinini/)
In various colours life play blue, green or in shades of grey exhausted I had nothing to say but to cry praises of life’s beauty in may although forget I must at times to pray Or thank life’s creator each & every day It is nothing but permission I seek to stay hence my souls positioning beneath the ray. On the morn of a faithful day I made of nothing but red dirt earthen clay Stood at life’s crossroads tempted to lay while hearing its melodious harp play.
This Saturday the 6th of April, as a special treat to her fans ahead of her upcoming concert; Lasso of Truth, Omawumi will be selling tickets to her concert at the Naija Ticket Shop outlet located at Silverbird Cinema in Ikeja City Mall from 12pm till 1pm.
This special event will give her fans and followers a unique opportunity to meet the star in person, take pictures, sign autographs and of course, buy tickets to the Concert which will take place at 7pm on Sunday at the Oriental Hotel in Lekki. Make sure you’re there!
Tickets to Omawumi’s Concert: Lasso of Truth, can also be purchased at the other Naija Ticket Shop outlets located at Silverbird Galleria in VI, Ozone Cinema in Yaba, Domino’s Pizza/Coldstone Creamery in VI and Lekki, Eko Hotel and online at http://www.NaijaTicketShop.com. (Culled from http://www.lindaikeji.blogspot.co.uk)
OPEN THE DOOR TO THE WORLD OF THE ORISHA
Oya: Rise of the Orisha focuses on a young woman named Adesuwa who has the unique ability to transform into the fearsome warrior goddess, Oya, the Orisha of change. When she changes, she gains amazing abilities. We follow Adesuwa as she goes on a head-stomping mission to keep the doorway between the Orisha and humanity closed. Be prepared for an action packed , mystical adventure as we explore the world of the Orisha.
The reason I became a filmmaker was to tell stories that haven’t been heard before and explore worlds that had been explored before. Oya: rise of the Orisha is my chance to do exactly that! These rich worlds and stories have been carried in people minds for millennia and told mostly orally. Amazingly, this culture has not been visualised on the silver screen in this way, until now!
I aim to create a slick production that will update these deities and make them and their world appear stylish and edgy. Similar to how 300 took a Greek myth and with a pumping rock soundtrack made a stylish extravaganza. With the advent of the digital age (low cost of high quality cameras and cost effective post production services), there has never been a better time to do this movie like this outside of a studio. I believe this is in tune with the zeitgeist.
What We Need & What You Get!!
We initially plan to make a short film, to introduce the world of the Orisha to audiences. It sets the scene for a large chunk of the feature film. The short film will be used as a vehicle to pool further investment for the feature film, as it will prove there is an audience and a market for this movie, targeting not just Nigeria and the Diaspora, but also comic book lovers and lovers of superhero films.
We plan to shoot start shooting the short in the middle of April 2013 at a budget of £5,000. The money will go towards the location, hiring equipment (-we intend to shoot on a Red Epic, providing the right style visually for the film), small fee for the cast and crew, but most importantly creating a whole new world in which these characters live and breathe. (Culled from http://www.onenigerianboy.com) to donate visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/oya-rise-of-the-orisha–2
He didn’t carry d cross 4 weight lifting exercise, bear d cane 2 marry a Fulani girl, wear d crown 2 bcum oba of benin but as a preamble to his death which gurantees salvation and redemption from sin. Much love folks in dis season and always.
These pictures remind me of a friend’s seminar presentation titled “the biochemistry of aging” and just how far we vain humans are willing to go in our unrelenting attempt to combat the all natural-must-happen-to-everyone phenomenon called aging. Thus, the crucial question up for takes in this era of about 34 majorly known and government approved surgical procedures like facelifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, boob and ass jobs (insertion of implants), rhinoplasty et ce tera and minor skin related alterations like skin toning (aka bleeching), botox and laser hair removal to name a few is “how far is too far”. Prior to answering this question, take time to reflect on (1.) the life of people like grammy, tony, oscar and emmy award winner Barbra Streisand (long nose barbra) who live their lives redefining “true beauty” as not just the absence of imperfections and flaws but contentment and self-love irrespective of the presence (or absence) of imperfections. (2.) the somewhat unnecessary and if I may say uncool transformations of greats like MJ (R.I.P), Joan Rivers (major host of E! entertainment’s fashion police) and a host of others………
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Ever wondered what you would look like in say 40 years time? I do and it scares the living day light out of me (I know a lot of you get worried also) cos I can’t help but wonder if wrinkles and gray hair would look good on me or if I would be able to rock my “pot belly” while wearing whatever fashion ensemble is in vogue by then. But whatever the case, aging is a must so get ready for it or better still embrace it like I hope 2face would as seen in d pic above. FYI, the pic wasn’t photoshopped #hiding my hand behind me, crossing my fingers(HMHBMCMF)# watch out for d next feature about the lengths people (including nigerians) go to to stall or slow down the natural course of aging.