Wednesday, April 16, 2014

15 out of the 103 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram men escape

According to reports, 15 out of the 100+ girls kidnapped Monday night by Boko Haram men, at Girls Government School, Chibok, Borno state, have escaped.
The girls were said to have made their escape when one of the lorries used in transporting them broke down along the road. The girls jumped down from the lorry and ran into the bush around them.
One of the girls who fled told AFP that they escaped when the men were trying to fix the vehicle.
"They tried to fix it. It was at this moment that some of us jumped out of the vehicle and ran into the bush". Continue...
Meanwhile reports say Military personnel are currently combing the bushes in Borno state, using the trye tracks of the vehicles used by the Boko Harm men.
According to Senator Ali Ndume, the senator representing the region in the senate house, surveillance helicopters have also been employed in the search patrol team
"They are now combing the forest to rescue the girls. They are being aided by surveillance helicopters" he said.

"I am the king of R&B in Nigeria" – Darey Art Alade declares

The Award winning artiste Darey Art Alade said in a recent interview with Encomium mag that he is the king of RnB music in Nigeria and not Banky W. When asked if he feels any competition between himself and Banky W knowing that they are both called Nigeria’s king of RnB, Darey replied;
“There is only one king of RnB. I have never heard anybody being called king of RnB except me. I have never heard anybody call him (Banky W) king of RnB except if you think he is one. But the truth is, there is only one king, and you know who the king is. If you doubt it, my new material will settle the scores. Although it has taken sometime, I am very happy the work is coming out soon” he told the magazine
Darey also spoke on the increased rate of artiste/management face off and revealed plans of acquiring a radio station. Continue to read the rest…
On artiste/management face off, Darey said;
“The truth of the matter is everybody has a role to play and they have a portion of the blame. The label invests something, I don’t want to say much. For every investment you want to make a return. This is where the artiste doesn’t understand. In the beginning, they gave you a house, a car, and you think you are talented, and come to think of it, you don’t even have anything in the market. Whatever they gave you was based on potential, the initial agreement that if I give you this, you will give me that in return. Some artistes don’t have agreement, everything is sealed at a bar. As you drink, you signed without realizing what you are signing. Some of them are illiterates, some pretend to know what the business is all about, but they don’t. Some of them get carried away by the glitz and glamour of it, signed without knowing what the agreement stipulates. When they default, they start blaming the label, saying all sorts of things. But most of us don’t find out what was the agreement before going to the press and write. On the other side, the label may have been obligated to do certain things but they did not do it and the artiste will complain. These are the issues” he said
On how to resolve these issues, Darey said;
“I think both sides should have respect for agreement. There shouldn’t be issues if both sides respect agreement they made. For instance, when I left Questionmark, nobody heard that I fought anybody till tomorrow. Yes we had disagreement, it wasn’t a rosy ending but till date they are still my friends, we work together. So maturity is needed to handle such situation”.
Darey also spoke on his plans to own a radio station
“I will love to own a radio station. I have already started making inquiries and plans on that feasibility. I am a radio person, I have worked on radio, and it was really fun. Since then I felt it is good if I can achieve this by running a radio station. After all, it will provide jobs for people, encourage creativity and improve entertainment. I don’t know the format of the station yet but let me get the license first” he said.

Shocking: Ghanaian Bishop Slumps & Dies After 21 Days of Fasting

Popular Ghanaian Bishop, Rt. Rev. (Dr.) Reginald Ofori-Twumasi, who slumped and died shortly after completing a 21 Days Fasting session.

     Bishop Reginald who was 68 years old, was until his death the Presiding Bishop of Holy Fire International Church located in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis Ghana

     The Bishop had gone to a ‘mountain’ to observe the fast, after telling his church members that they should expect great miracles at the end of the fast but a few days after he had completed the fasting, he was down with a mysterious ailment and died shortly after.

So Romantic: Annie idibia gives a lovely shoutout to Her man 2Face

Annie really loves her man.I like the way she talks about him anytime,any day.
She gave props to 2face on Instagram with a message that read:
That Man U jus love from his head to his toes… #missingtins #wakesUpEverydayNgrinds4HisFamilySoWeDontHave2worry #GodFavBoy #myFavBoy #Egypt #workinprogress #love

“You’re Not Qualified To Be AGN President” – Emeka Ike Blast Clarion Chukwurah

Some Weeks ago, Nollywood Actress Clarion Chukwurah made her intention to contest as Actors Guild of Nigeria’s President known, her colleague, Emeka Ike has voiced out his opinion.

 The tenure of AGN’s current President, Ibinabo Fiberesima, will, according to Chukwura, end in September but Emeka Ike is dismissing Chukwura’s ambition.

The reason is that Ike, who describes himself as the AGN legal president, says she is ineligible to vie for the post due to a lingering legal case he cites.

The actor who has been challenging the authenticity of the AGN leadership in court since 2009 says, “My problem with my colleagues is that they don’t see things from an objective perspective and look at the legal merits of things. The court says Segun Arinze should not conduct an election.

 We have breached that order. Ibinabo is not even supposed to announce herself as president anywhere and Clarion is not even eligible to contest in any election considering the matter on ground.”

On a recent controversial visit that a group of Nollywood stars paid President Goodluck Jonathan, Ike, who last starred in a movie in 2011, said it did not represent the AGN.

“There are people that select themselves and then appear to represent the association with an aim to connive and corner the things that belong to the populace and masses. Since the said AGN met Mr. President there has been a grave silence, which is their trait. 

When some people went to meet the former Anambra State Governor they were given hectares of land for the association, for the benefit of youths. As I speak to you no youth knows anything about that land now. For five years I have been battling to get things out of the actors guild.

It also happened in Lagos State when Governor Bola Tinubu announced a property for Nollywood at Epe. Till date no one is hearing anything about that property.”

While he says the President is not to be blamed, Ike decries the level of lack of professionalism in the movie industry as well as what he describes as disrespect for the law.

Having been off the movie scene for three years, Ike says he has been busy dissipating his energy on what he calls positive ventures.

“I slowed down for a while after my last movie in 2011. I have been busy doing business. I built a brand as an engineer, abandoned it and built another brand as an actor. I studied Mechanical Engineering. I have several businesses I run, including an entertainment and engineering company.”

Abuja bombing: Perpetrators are pigs - Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has described the men who carried out the attack at Nyanya Motor Park on Monday  as pigs, whose corpses should be fed to pigs when they die. 
"I completely condemned the bomb attack on a motor park in Nyanya. This is very inhuman, ungodly and barbaric. I don’t even have the adjectives to describe what these mad people have done. As far as I am concerned, the perpetrators are not human beings and in my own opinion, when they finally die their corpses should be given to pigs because they are on the same level with pigs. 
How do you do this kind of thing to human beings? So definitely, they cannot be humans. It is so unfortunate. To make it worse, there are people who are sponsoring them. As the judgment of God comes upon them, the judgment will also come on those who are sponsoring them. 
Anybody who has given N1 to these people, whether they are local people or foreign financiers, the same judgment will come upon them and their children.” They will not escape it. So those are my words.” - Oritsejafor said in a statement released on Monday

Actress Monalisa Chinda confirms break up, releases official statement

The actress has released an official statement via her publicist confirming the report. Find it below...

We regret to officially announce the resignation of Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda from Monalisa Magazine, which also marks the end of her partnership with Mr. Lanre Nzeribe, due to irreconcilable professional differences.

Over the past few months, both parties have made concerted efforts to retain their partnership, to no avail, which led to their mutual agreement that a separation would be the best course of action.

Though she has, so far, committed so much time, energy and resources into the project, it is high time she moved on as she pursues renewed ethos to raise her standards of professionalism and focus on projects closer to her heart.

Monalisa Chinda extends her sincere appreciation to the entire staff of the company for the great working experience during the time being. She wishes Mr. Nzeribe and the staff all the best in their future endeavours.

She also wishes to express her profound gratitude to her wonderful fans for their unreserved support through the years. Thank you for your continued support as the Monalisa brand promises greater things to come.

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Breaking news: 293 people missing as South Korea ferry carrying students sinks

293 people, mostly students who were on a high school trip, are missing after a ferry capsized & sank in dense fog off South Korea's coast last night, local media reports.

A South Korean government spokesman told reporters this morning that there had been 459 people on board the ferry, including 325 students, 15 teachers, 89 other passengers and a crew of 30.

So far 164 people have been rescued, three confirmed dead, while hundreds are still unaccounted for. One rescued passenger told The Associated Press he believed that many people had been trapped inside the ship when it sank.

The ferry had been traveling to the southern tourist island of Jeju when it sank just three hours from it's destination. The distress call was made around 8p.m last night, 11 hours into the trip. Continue...

Dozens of boats, helicopters, 30 navy and coast guard vessels and divers are around the area trying to find survivors.

The ferry has a capacity of about 900 people and was built in Japan in 1994.

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