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“You’re Degrading Womanhood” Lagos Deputy Governor Fires Iyanya’s Dancers (Photos)

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In an attempt to track down details of the new deal Iyanya signed with Solo Phone Nigeria, I stumbled across this photos and story (from MetroNaija) that I just couldn’t pass up posting. “It was a beautiful performance from the sensational
artiste, Iyanya and his dancers but the end was so hilarious when the Lagos State Deputy
Governor, Orelope Adefulire fired iyanya’s female
dancers.
Deputy Governor: I guess you are professional
dancers?
Iyanya’s Dancers: Yes ma!
Deputy Governor: If you must entertain without
pants on, certainly not in a gathering like this. Just
see how you are disgracing and degrading
womanhood. Don’t try it again.
Iyanya’s Dancers: Yes ma!”

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PHOTOS- Arsenal Legend, Robert Pires In Lagos

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Arsenal footballer Robert Pires recently travelled to
Lagos,Nigeria as his club ambassador for a series of
Airtel-sponsored events.
On Sunday the 22nd of September, Robert Pires
graced the closing ceremony of Airtel’s Africa
Championship, the final tournament of Airtel’s
annual grassroots talent search, Rising Stars.
Check out photos of Robert Pires in Lagos below;

A Plane Crash Rocks Lagos (Photos)

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Word on the blogosphere is that a plane crashed at the Lagos airport earlier today. It is not
known if there has been any casualty as the
details are still sketchy.
A witness said the crash occurred at the local
wing of the airport close to the section were JET-
A1, plane fuel, is stored.
The spokesman of the Nigeria aviation
agencies, Yakubu Datti, asked for more time to get details of the incident. See photos below

PHOTO – Mary J Blige Performing @ ‘Sisters With Soul’ Lagos Concert.

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Mary J Blige will forever be sexy guys. This lady is 42, yet check out how great she looked on stage two nights ago at the ‘Sisters With Soul’ concert in Lagos while giving a mind blowing performance too!

Rapper M.I becomes Lagos State Ambassador for Energy

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It really is the era of the Chairman! First, MI was named UN ambassador for the Smuggling of Migrants, then he became a Glo ambassador. Now, Africa’s number one rapper is the Lagos State Ambassador for Energy! To find out more about MI’s activities as Lagos State Ambassador for energy, follow him on Twitter (@MI_Abaga), Google + (MI Abaga), and Facebook
(M.I).

LAGOS Gamers Get Ready As Top FM’s Kore Brown Hosts MGL™ Video Games Championship 2013’s VIP Challenge

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Tomorrow, Kore “the voice” Brown will be hosting the MGL™ Video Games Championship 2013’s VIP Challenge taking place at Bheerhugz Café, Upper Floor, Ikeja City Mall, Alausa, Ikeja on Saturday 31st August, 2013 from 10:00am and Top Radio 90.9 Fm becomes official radio partner for MGL
2013.
The VIP Challenge is aimed at giving
opportunity for corporate executives who are gamers to be part of the tournament. Players will have the option of playing in the Pro
Evolution Soccer (PES 13) or FIFA 13
categories in order to be crowned champion in their preferred category.
With amazing Prizes supplied by CUE, a luxury and lifestyle company, to be won.
Akorede Ogunnaike popularly known as Kore Brown is an extra-ordinary OAP with Top Radio 90.9 Fm, catch him on ‘’Naija Rocks’’ show from Monday-Friday 4pm -9pm, you can get
information on traffic around Lagos to help you with routes to avoid on your way back from work. He is a model working with brands like PUSH, GUAPA CLOTHINGS, and ICE WATCH. He
was a guest judge on ‘’GloNaija Sings’’ in 2010. Kore brown is blunt, young, wild and free and he went out to achieve the only dream he had ‘’to be a radio presenter’’ with such voice
from a guy, it was not hard to get to the top. A gamer himself, his best is yet to come when it comes to radio in Nigeria and you can reach him on twitter @korebrown.
VIP players can reserve a spot in the competition by calling 08085961235 or sending a mail to majorgamingleagueng@gmail.com.
So Lagos, LET THE BIG BOYS PLAY!

15 Year Old Boy Caught Hiding In Tyre Hole Of Arik’s Benin to Lagos Plane Thought He Was Travelling To The United States

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The teenage stowaway, Daniel Ihekina, who was arrested at the Lagos Airport after flying in the tyre hole of an Arik plane from Benin to Lagos on Saturday morning, thought he was on a US-bound flight.
An airport source, who did not want his name in print said, “From what we heard, the boy said he was being maltreated and tried to escape from his parents. He thought he was on his way to the US.
“The parents have travelled to Lagos by road, to get him back.”
The General Manager, Corporate Communications, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mr. Yakubu
Dati, confirmed that the aviation security personnel of the agency had
handed over the young voyager to the men of the SSS for extensive investigation.
Dati said, “The residential address the boy gave to us was traced to a church in Benin by our airport manager and his team. So, there is need to hand
over the teenager to the SSS who are experts in such investigations.”
Following the Benin Airport incident,
FAAN has adopted the ‘risk amelioration processes to safeguard flight operations’ at all its 22 airports
across the country.
Dati stressed that the agency had tightened its risk amelioration procedure to ensure that similar
incident did not occur again.
He also said the agency had prioritised the perimeter fencing of all the 22 airports in the country.
“In the meantime, we have adopted risk amelioration processes to safeguard flight operations. As a result of this incident in Benin, we
have further tightened our risk amelioration procedure to ensure that a similar incident does not occur,” he said.
However, FAAN has also continued to trade blame with Arik Air over the Benin incident.
The agency, in a statement on Sunday, stated that it felt “great dismay at the statement released by Arik Airlines about the stowaway found on board Arik’s flight 544 from Benin to Lagos on Saturday 24 August, 2013.”
Dati said FAAN was “unfairly indicted” while the airline took no responsibility whatsoever for such a “serious security breach.”
FAAN said its preliminary investigation had revealed that Arik did not give accurate account of the Benin Airport incident.
Giving the accounts of its preliminary findings, FAAN said, “Our investigations reveal that a passenger on board the flight called the attention of the cabin crew while the aircraft was waiting to take off at the threshold of the runway, to the effect that they had
seen a young boy walk under the aircraft and had not seen him re-appear on the other side.”
“The cabin crew in turn informed the pilots in the cockpit about this. The pilots called the control tower and asked them to request FAAN to do a
sweep of the area after their departure, opting to carry on with their flight despite the report.”
“Upon the arrival of the aircraft in Lagos, we were informed that there had been a stowaway found alive alighting from the wheel well of the aircraft. While FAAN takes this security breach extremely seriously, we deem Arik’s attempt at indicting and smearing FAAN as irresponsible.
Safety and security breaches occur when all the checks in the system are beaten. Given that security is a responsibility for all players in this industry, a critical last opportunity to detect and prevent this stowaway was offered and had the airline taken the
information by passengers as seriously as they should have, this incident would have been
avoided.”
Personally, I find news of a 15 year old boy beating Airport’s Lax security disturbing esp in the face of recent Security concerns in the country and annoying cos I can’t seem to imagine what was going through that kids head…. Well, to be fair on the kid, even Adults act on half-baked “seeking greener pasture” plans all the time; a recent example is http://www.nawa4u.blogspot.com/2010/04/naija-man-dies-inside-delta-airlines.html?m=1 …..ijs.

Spiritual Doctor Warns Fashola To Reopen Yaba Market Or Risk Losing His Children [PHOTO]

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Wonders shall indeed never end. A spiritual doctor by the name of Dr.
Christopher Ukpala has warned Lagos state governor Babatunde Fashola to reopen the Yaba railway market or risk the death of his two children.
Ukpala gave the governor a 2 week notice, and pasted the posters at Yaba, alongside bible verses and his phone number.

Lagos state government rescues 25 children from alleged trafficker

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The Lagos State Government has rescued 25 children from an alleged child trafficker in the Egbeda area of the state, according to a story by
Punch.
The suspected trafficker, Mrs. Rosemary Nwachukwu (pictured right), was arrested and has been handed over to the Alausa Police Division,
while the children are currently in government’s custody.
The government accused Nwachukwu of operating an illegal orphanage named, Saint Stephen Charity Foundation, on Abiodun Adebanbo Street, Egbeda.
It was gathered that officials from the Office of Youth and Social Department, led by the Director, Child Development, Mrs. Alaba Fadairo, in conjunction with personnel from the Office of Public Defender and policemen, stormed the orphanage on Saturday.
The government said findings showed that the suspect was using the orphanage as a front for child trafficking.
The Director, OPD, Mrs. Omotola Rotimi, said of the children, whose ages ranged from three months to
12 years, were victims of human trafficking.
Rotimi said, “It was discovered upon investigation that Nwachukwu trafficked 27 children and kept
them in a room. We were able to rescue three infants of ages three to six months and 22 other children. Efforts are still on to locate the remaining
two.”
The OPD director added that the suspect used the victims for financial gains by putting them up for
adoption. She said the suspect would be charged to court after investigations had been concluded.
However, Fadairo, said, “Investigation also shows that there are no records of each child and no evidence of how the children got to her orphanage; no police or security report.”
News of the existence of people who continue to seek financial gains off the innocence of kids never ceases to make my heart ache with rage…..ijs. So do remember them in your prayers and do all you can to ensure the safety of young ones irrespective of who’s child they may be.

Praiz Buys His Mom A Car As Promised (PHOTO)

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When Praiz sang about buying his mother a car sometime ago, he apparently did mean it.
The very talented Soul/R&B singer just got his mom a new car and took time out of his busy schedule to personally deliver the important gift.
Praiz, in the company of his younger brother, reportedly flew from Lagos to Kaduna to pay a visit to his family,
the Adejos (FYI, his sister Joy Adejor has got some killa vocals; so music kinda runs in the family), where he surprised his mother with a Toyota sedan.
“Thank u lord cos she shall continue to reap the fruits of her labour… It shall never be in vain!!”, Praiz wrote on his Instagram page, minutes after he
presented the car to his proud mom.
“He’s not even bought himself a car. The first thing he did was to honour his mom with this thoughtful gift”, one of the singer’s close friends told NET.
Guess thats one of the perks of signing a N25M endorsement deal with telecommunications company MTN in May, 2013 and winning the esteemed MTN Project Fame Music Competition.
The singer who’s signed to X3M Music is back in Lagos, working on his debut album scheduled for a late 2013 release.

COMPLETE FASHION’s PRESENTER SEARCH: Lagos|Enugu|Abuja|Port- Harcourt|Calabar|Kaduna

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Complete Fashion magazine proudly presents
its first ever ’Presenter Search’, a
prelude to its October 1st ’WALK THE
RUNWAY, CATCH THE CONCERT’ event.
The presenter search/audition which will take place throughout September 2013, aims at selecting top three talented persons
who will eventually anchor the Complete
Fashion’s Independence event tagged: ‘Walk
the Runway, Catch the Concert’ event on
the 1st of October 2013.
The three winners will give fame a shot as
they will be featured in the November issue of
the Complete Fashion magazine, get a chance
of doing live stage presenting on the CF
platform on the day of the event and take
home lots of exciting prizes.
Toke Makinwa of Rhythm FM, Illrymz of
Nigerian Idol and Mercy ‘Omo London’
Ajisafe of Cool FM will be the judges to decide
the winners. If you’ve got what it takes, then get
a form for a thousand naira(1,000) at Silverbird Galleria and T.T.BALK clothing store.
Persons from ages fifteen and above are
eligible to apply.

Lagos State Sends 46 Destitutes To Osun State

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The Lagos State Government of Babatunde Fashola
continued it’s “send-destitutes-home
programme”, deporting another 46 people to
Osun state.
Receiving the destitute at the National Youth
Development Centre, Ode-Omu, the
Special Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola
on Youths, Sports and Special Needs, Hon. Biyi
Odunlade said that the state government has
no option than to take care of its citizens in
any part of the country.
According to him out of the 46 destitute
evacuated from Lagos, only 26 were genuine
indigenes of the state after their screening.
Odunlade disclosed that about 150 destitute
have been repatraited to the state from Lagos,
Oyo and other places since the current
administration came on board.
His words; “We were invited by Lagos State to
pick our brothers and sisters who were
destitute and 46 persons were brought, out of
which we discovered that just 26 of them are
actually indigenes of the state, comprising of
19 males and five females with two children
who are from different local governments in
the state. It is our responsibility to take the matter up
because Governor Aregbesola believes in
quick and responsible action which is why
the state government insisted that any time we are invited by Lagos to evacuate our citizens, we
respond in good time.”

Entries Open For LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK (LFDW) Young Creative Entrepreneur & Young Designer of the year Awards 2013

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Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) is now accepting applications for the Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) & Young Designer (YD) of the
year awards 2013. The YCE awards programme is unique in that it rewards the talent and initiative of young creative entrepreneurs from across the
creative fashion industry recognizing the central role they play in the development of a competitive and sustainable creative economy.
The winner of the Fashion award will be invited to take part in a tour of the industry in the UK which will take place in September 2013.
LFDW usually chooses between 10 – 12 young designers who are then trained in Master Classes by British Council for a week to enhance their design skills
towards their competition during Lagos Fashion & Design Week, where one designer will be crowned the Young Designer of the Year.
Past winners include Isoken Ogiemwonyi (CO – CEO of Retail Store, L’Espace) for the Young Creative
Entrepreneur Award and Josh Samuels for Young Designer of the Year Award.
The screening sessions for the awards will kick off in Port Harcourt on the 26th of August, Abuja on the 28th of August and end in Lagos on the 30th of
August.
To enter please visit
http://www.LagosFashionAndDesignWeek.com for more details; prizes for the winners include:
* An LFDW Young Designer of The Year cash prize from MTN
* British Council facilitated networking
opportunities with creative entrepreneurs globally at London Fashion Week
* British Council facilitated Master classes. * Mentorship opportunities with leaders in the creative industry
* Retail opportunities with leading brands in the industry LFDW itself is is scheduled to take place from
October 23rd to 26th 2013.
Connect with LFDW:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheLFDW
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LFDW_NG
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/LFDW_NG
http://www.lagosfashionanddesignweek.com
Press@lagosfashionanddesignweek.com

Latest on D’banj aka Koko Master aka Mr Endowed…..

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Naija entertainer extraordinaire; D’banj, who only recently hired 1805 Entertainment‘s Tony Nwakalor popularly called Mr T currently managing Tonto Dikeh and rumored DKM member Olamide is set to paint Lagos red with a 5-star DKM concert celebrating his recent globally felt achievements in the entertainment industry with his Naija fans and to herald the launching of his DKM album set for release later this year.
Venue- Eko Hotel and Suites Date 23rd of June, 2013 Featuring appearances from Fally Ipupa (DRC), 2face Idibia (Nigeria), Olamide (Nigeria), 2Chainz (USA) and DB Records acts KaySwitch, JSol, JSleek and a host of other scintillating Artists.