Sunday, May 31, 2009

CNN shows how to contact Nigerian Militia MEND

This Christian Purefoy no dey fear. I'm very impressed with this dude! In the video he demonstrates how to get in touch with the fellows from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta a.k.a MEND. This guy sabi Naija pass the average dude!

Related Stories: Fire in the Delta        Global recession bring Nigerians back home

P-Square landlord misbehaving

A Landlord named Chief Charles Nwangwan seems to be giving the famous Nigerian musical duo a tough time with his duplex that P-Square reside in with their  brother/Manager Jude Okoye. The Landlord is trying to evict P-Square from the house located in Omole Estate,Ikeja, Lagos because according to him P-Square breached their contractual agreement by converting the boys' quarters of the crib into a music studio.

Plus the vexed landlord said that Jude Okoye doesn't let him see P-Square, who are the ones that actually paid for the rent of the crib with N.1.7 million for 3 years.

Jude Okoye recently spoke about the issue with the landlord and Jude said the Landlord visits whenever he likes without notice and that he took offence when P-Square did not greet him or entertain him with his preferred wine of choice. Okoye then insisted that he is entitled to privacy even if the house is rented.

P-Square have been given 2 weeks to move out of the house in which the lease they paid for does not expire until 2010. Well I'm sure if the landlord persists in his mean spirited actions the successful music group can easily find another house to live and practice their music in peace!

Related Stories: CNN talks with P-Square       Person Of The Day - Fluxxx

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Artist of the day - Fluxxx

Introducing my Nigerian blooda Fluxxx!!! An avid musician and songwriter, Fluxxx has been entertaining listeners for several years, with his blend of Futuristic and exploratory hip-hop.

Born in Nigeria in the early 80's, Fluxxx traveled the world, merging his love of hip-hop with a melange of different musical styles.

Fluxxx is the future of Naija hiphop, be sure to check the EP "Flyin' Cars" out Autumn 2009.

Push play up top to check his new party starter single "Agent". Dis guy has is fluxxx capacitor on full charge...enjoy

More on Fluxxx on his myspace page: Fluxxx

Related story: Laura Izibor

Nigerian Legend Wole Soyinka on Democracy

 It's been a decade of Democracy in Nigeria so far. This amounts to the longest period of unbroken civilian rule in Nigeria's history. And to commemorate the impressive feat, Focus on Africa's Uduak Amimo had a chat with Nobel prize winning Laureate Wole Soyinka. Hit play up top to listen to what Wole Soyinka had to say about Nigeria's democracy...pretty interesting :)

Related stories: Obasanjo in the hot seat

Wole Soyinka says Nigeria is becoming a failed state

Nigeria's Wole Soyinka on CNN's African Voices

Christiane Amanpour talks to Wole Soyinka


Friday, May 29, 2009

Nigerian Manchester United Fan kills 4 Barcelona fans

A Nigerian Manchester United fan has killed four Barcelona fans and injured 10 others as he drove a minibus into a crowd of Barcelona fans as they celebrated Barcelona's victory in the Champions League Final against Manchester United.

Nigerian police reported that the incident occurred in Ogbo town, south-eastern Nigeria. The perpetrator has been arrested and is currently in police custody. Rita Inoma Abbey who is a police spokeswoman had this to say about the incident:

"The man confessed to doing it on purpose,"

"He now says he doesn't know why he did it, but it was an intentional act."

My condolences go out to the families of the victims of this senseless crime.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

JAMB cancells 23,819 results

Chai!!! Thank God I've already done my JAMB. Didn't ace it, but enough to pass...I think.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board  cancelled the results of 23,819 candidates who sat for the 2009 UME held on Saturday, April 4.

They were found to have been involved in exam malpractices (expo), including violating the rule which forbade the use of cell phones in the examination hall.

Global recession bringing Nigerians back home

After covering the booming music business in Nigeria, Christian Purefoy is now covering how the global recession has affected Nigeria in a positive way. Be like this Purefoy fellow too like Naija! In the current economic situation...Naijas around the world are starting to figure out that job opportunites plenty plenty back home!

Related story: CNN takes notice to Nigerian booming hip-hop industry

Nigerian actress turns down lead role in Hollywood movie

Rising Nollywood star Omoni Oboli recently turned down the opportunity to play a lead role in a Hollywood movie in which she was offered $500,000 to star in.  You're probably like what??...I was. But here's the catch though, the role required her to be torrally NAKED in three scenes. Plus she was expected have sensual sex in the movie with three different characters. Omoni was like NA LIE!!! and started negotiations with the producer in which her terms were she'll only do the movie if all three scenes were removed or modified.

Producer man did not play ball with Omoni, and refused to remove or modify the script thus leaving Omoni with little choice but to turn down the offer. I'll have to commend Omoni for standing firm on her moral ground being that she's married with three kids. Omoni Oboli was contacted by phone about turning down the opportunity of a life time and this is what she had to say:

“I made it known to him (the producer) that in my culture, you are only subject to your husband. I truly love my husband and he does too,”

“I don't believe actresses in Nigeria have gone so low to get this kind of pay, but there are some who believe that acting nude can help them get a house in VGC or Lekki; they should, however, think twice"

Related Stories: Nollywood in Hollywood   African Movie Academy Awards  Nollywood in Retrospect

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mike Wallace vs Louis Farrakhan in Retrospect

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Louis Farrakhan finishes Mike Wallace in this interview that was shot in 1995. The controversial minister came to Nigeria's defense after he took bitter offense to the accusations made by Wallace with regards to the degree of corruption in Nigeria. That interview was more than a decade ago. How much has Nigeria changed for the better since then?

Nigerian priest kidnaps woman and demands N4m ransom

It’s getting so bad these days that even a man of the cloth has gotten into the kidnapping business. The catholic priest was arrested by the Nsukka Divisional Police in Nigeria and transferred to the state Anti-robbery squad for further confession investigation. It’s reported that Chief Reminus Okenyi, the husband of the woman kidnapped contacted the police when he noticed his wife’s car unattended to with her cell phone and bag still in the car. He then received a call from a person asking if he had any problem with the priest (priest name withheld) then demanded N4 million ($27,080) for the release of his wife. After promising the caller that he’ll get the money, the good Chief did the right thing and contacted the police instead. After two days of searching for the priest. He was finally arrested when he stopped by the police station to drop a petition for the Inspector-General of Police. The police were able to get a confession from the priest (the irony) to the crime and he also provided information that led to the safe rescue of the kidnapped woman.


Related story: Canadian Kidnapped in Kaduna

Monday, May 25, 2009

Fire in the Delta

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An in depth documentary on the war brewing in the Niger Delta of Nigeria caused by the disparity created by the most valuable commodity in the world found in one of the poorest states in Nigeria.

Related story: Obasanjo in the hot seat

Natalie Okri in the Semi-Finals

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She's so cute, that even our mean mannered Simon Cowell couldn't help but show his softer side. Good performance by Natalie, but I'll have to agree with Simon on this one though, her previous performance definitely did a better job of showing how talented she really is. of luck to Natalie!

Naija Christian Lady vs ManU Muslim Fan

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Some crazy stuff on the interwebs. On a beautiful spring day, some Naija Christian Lady and some Muslim Manchester United fan cross paths in a park, and for some reason we’ll never know...all madness ensues.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Naija drug trafficker excretes N13m worth of Cocaine

These guys no dey hear word!!! After the recent execution of a Nigerian drug dealer in China. A Mr. Nweke Chibueze took it upon himself to ingest 82 wraps of cocaine weighing about 1.4 Kilogrammes.

He could have made some serious cashmoney seeing that 1.4 K of cocaine on Naija streets is valued at about N13 million, which according to Wolframalpha is equivalent to $87,373 US. Not bad I say...not bad at all at all!

But the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) weren't having any of such shenanigans and arrested Nweke at Murtala Muhammed airport during a screening of passengers. During his detainment, Mr. Nweke Chibueze literally could not hold his shit and proceeded to excrete under observation of NDLEA agents, and thus revealing his dirty little secret.



Friday, May 22, 2009

Nuhu Ribadu Testifies before U.S. Financial Services Committee

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Former Chairman of Nigeria's Economic Crimes Commission (EFCC) who was fired in 2008 for apparently doing his job too well, as he exposed and charged high profile Nigerian bankers, politicians, former ministers for corruption and money laundering. Ribadu recently testified before the U.S. Financial Services Committee, watch the video up top to hear what he had to say.

Here's also an awesome statement by Ribadu  taken from an interview he did with The Guardian earlier in the year:

“If you fight corruption, it fights back. If you go after petty corruption nothing will happen to you, But if you go after grand corruption, you’d be taking on the politicians and they have the money. And they will come after you, But you can choose to go to bed with them and you’d continue to be Chairman or Director, and you can go to conferences and enjoy tea and collect estacodes. But I made a choice, I decided to go after the big ones, even if they were the ones that put me there, I investigated President Obasanjo, I took his statement myself. I went after his daughter, a Senator, I went after Governors, I charged all of them to court. One of them offered me $500, 000 US and a house in Seychelles and an aircraft, but I rejected all of that. By the time I left EFCC, I had 275 convictions in a country that never had one on cases of grand corruption, I charged the Vice President to court - somebody from my village. I proved that it can be done.”

If Dr. Okonjo runs for office, Ribadu should be her Vice President!

Related story: Video report on the EFCC crackdown on corruption in Nigeria

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for President!

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Lately we've been having quite a number of stories on Naijafeed revolving around crime and corruption in Nigeria. So it kind of got me thinking? Is corruption a Nigerian epidemic, with 419 our version of HIN1? At least with swine flu, we have stock piles of tamiflu ready to combat the virus...but what do we have against 419?

In my desperate attempt to find a potential cure for the 419 plague. I started some serious research to seek out what we can do about this menacing scourge our beloved country has been infected with for decades. I found Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and yes...she has the cure!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Genevieve Magazine now ONLINE!

After six years of being the first lifestyle magazine for women published in Nigeria. Genevieve is now available to everyone on the world wide web. With its inception and successful publication in 2003, Genevieve has become a culture; a way of life and a barometer for determining current trends in fashion, lifestyle and style. All these qualities of the great print are absolutely retained in the online version. But don't take my word for it, click on the picture up top and see for yourself :)

Plus all visitors who subscribe to Genevieve online for 1 year will receive an additional free edition and will be automatically entered in a raffle draw and are eligible to win various services and products for or by African women in the Diaspora (they include unlimited movie streaming subscription from Izogn Entertainment LLC, ethnic inspired leather bags from Tae, Genevieve tote bags and lots more).

Monday, May 18, 2009

Members of Nigerian National Assembly charged with Fraud

Chai!!! The Irony...The national assembly members who were responsible for investigating the prolonged electricity crisis in Nigeria have been charged with fraud.

After the $16 billion that was pumped into fixing NEPA (aka Power Holding Company of Nigeria) during the Obasanjo regime. People on a regular basis still get to exclaim the amusing "NEPA don strike" as they prep their electric generators and kerosene lamps (for the less privileged) to recover from the constant blackouts.

The National Assembly members charged with fraud have denied stealing $42 million of publc funds. I'll be keeping an eye on this one. For more details on the story and how these guys tried to implicate Obasanjo on the failure of NEPA please visit the BBC.

Related story: OBJ video interview

Sunday, May 17, 2009

MEND declares "all out war" in Nigeria's Southern region

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The heavily armed Militia group in Nigeria called the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta have declared "all out war" in the oil rich Niger Delta of Nigeria. After the successful Nigerian Military rescue operation to free hostages held by MEND earlier in the week. The militia group released this statement to the media on Friday:

""MEND is declaring an all-out war in the region and calls upon all men of fighting age to enlist for our freedom,"

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Natalie Okri on Britain's Got Talent

Chai!!! This little girl has some serious pipes on her! Natalie Okri stunned the Judges and audience of Britian's Got Talent with her awesome cover of Alicia Keys "No One". Hope she goes all the way...Watch out Susan Boyle!

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The Champions

Manchester United have once again proven to be the greatest club in premiership history. MAN U clenched the title today with a game left to play.Liverpool put in a valiant effort for league supremacy this season but the red devils were pretty much unstoppable!

Up top is a sweet homage to the premiership winners. Wishing them the best of luck against Barcelona in the champions league final...May the best team win!

Friday, May 15, 2009

First African playmate of the year Ida Ljungqvist

2009 playmate of the year Ida Ljungqvist has become the first African to dawn the title, and from the pic up top...Playboy certainly knows what's up!

Ida was born in Tanzania to a Tanzanian Mum and Swedish Popsie. She's also quite the globe trotter. Uganda, Kenya, Ethopia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Cambodia, Vietnam, France, Sweden are just some of the countries she's lived in. Most of this travelling was due to her Popsies line of work for UNICEF.

She earned a degree in fashion design and marketing, and she also speaks  English, Swedish, and Swahili. Wow...This is quite the intelectual playmate we have here!

Related story: Video interview with Ida Ljungqvist

Economist expert brews rescue plan for Nigerian economy

RENOWNED economist, Hernando De Soto-Polar from Peru yesterday said that for a developing country like Nigeria to overcome economic woes, there is urgent and dire need for combinations and standardisation in policy implementation in the country.

According to him, combination will involve the possibility of having collaborative efforts aimed at producing something, while standardisation will require the proper documentation of resources and property. He stressed that without standardisation, property values are worthless, which would erode on the capital adequacy of an economy.

De Soto-Polar was the guest speaker at the 70th birthday lecture organised for Mr. Pascal Dozie, Chairman of Diamond Bank Plc in Lagos yesterday.

The Peruvian, also a renowned author, whose lecture was entitled: "Unlocking hidden capital in developing country," said that 70 to 80 per cent of capital that could have been used in the development of developing countries were dead, adding that over 70 per cent of such economy are run by the informal sector.

According to Hernando, the secret of the developed economies of the world is that they had been able to standardise and formalise their languages of trade, stressing that the abundant dead capital in the developing countries needed to be converted for the good of the countries.

He noted that the globalised economy was working in the direction of standardisation, stating that, lack of legal framework, particularly on land and capital hinders access to finance in developing countries.

"The informal sector still controls most part of the economy in this part of the world. The work is on how to channel those funds to the productive sector of the economy, which is the formal sector.

" Therefore, the whole idea of business or economy is about standardisation, which allows for globalisation and development," he added.

The renowned author explained that with enormous human and material resources embedded in a country like Nigeria, there should be no room for under development,

"The system of capital utilisation is a system of science and its application is all encompassing. Therefore, to achieve much in this area, there is need for collaboration by all."

According to him, unlocking hidden capital in developing countries would require identifying and exploring the un-utilised resources embedded in the country and at the same time channelling them towards infrastructure development with adequate sustainability.

He said there is need for cooperation and division of labour, stressing that looking at the environment, everything that surround us came as result of combination, in which we have been able to coordinate ourselves and channel abilities collectively towards achieving the goals of development.

De Soto-Polar averred that countries like India, Japan, Israel, Malaysia and Singapore are thriving in the global economy today, because they employ the ability of the enormous human resources at their disposals.

De Soto Polar said, in Peru 50 per cent of the economy is in the hands of the poor and that the government of the day has put up measures towards channelling those funds back to the formal sector.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nollywood in Retrospect - Video Documentary

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This awesome documentary sheds some insightful details on the third largest movie industry in the world. See how Nollywood is structured with profiles and interviews from major players like Stephanie Okereke. It takes you on a journey through Nollywood where we get to know how Naija films are made and what gives them that great appeal all over Africa despite their less than stellar production values.

Related article: Nollywood in Hollywood

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

World Bank states 18 million Nigerians will become poorer in 2009

The Word Bank has collected  research carried out by the Bretton Woods institution, and according to the analysis, looks like Nigeria will account for 18 of the 90 million Africans that will fall below the poverty line in 2009.

World Bank Country Director, Dr. Onno Ruhl, said economic forecast for 2009 might not be feasible because the current global financial crisis was getting worse and therefore difficult to predict how soon it would end.

"So far, every next step has been more negative than the previous. The average African will be poorer in 2009 because predicted growth rate of two per cent will be much lower than birth rate," he stated.

Dr. Onno Ruhl also disclosed that the Federal Government has approached the World Bank for a $1 billion loan to fight the malaria.

Ruhl also mentioned that  the World Bank was well disposed to the request because malaria accounts for the death of three million children yearly.

The board of the Word Bank will be meeting soon to consider the request as Nigeria reportedly spends N12 billion yearly to fight Malaria.

The Debt Management Office (DMO) recently put Nigeria's foreign debt at $3.7 billion, in the proportion of 40 per cent indebtedness by the 36 states while the Federal Government accounts for 60 per cent.

Apparently fearing that the fresh borrowing could return Nigeria to the Paris and London Clubs debt trap, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Mr. Ehigie Uzamere, when he led his members to DMO on an oversight, said the Executive had not been complying with the provisions of DMO Act 2003 in contracting new loans.

But the World Bank official said the fresh loan being sought by Nigeria, would be under the concessionary window of the institution in the form of additional funding for the Roll Back Malaria project in seven states in which each household would be provided with two mosquito bed nets.

Ruhl's statement is also seen as lead to claims that the Federal Government had initiated discussions on a loan from the World Bank to plug the deficit in revenue as falling oil earnings eat into its finances.


Naija Boyz Audition video

Chai!!! This is pretty serious stuff! Naija Boyz are currently holding auditions for their upcoming epic music video "African Thriller" which should be an awesome Naija interpretation of the Michael Jackson classic.

Chinwe Okafor here isn't messing around. Her witty Naija sense of humour should  give her a good chance of playing the damsel in distress in our African Thriller...and this is my first time of seeing a skitso Naija chick do her thing lol Best of luck Chinwe :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Naija guy 419's American businessman and collects $1m


A Nigerian, Taiye Ogboyomi, was last Thursday charged before a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for allegedly duping an American of $1m.

The American businessman, Mr. Brandon Benson, narrated in graphic details before the court how Ogboyomi, obtained the money from him under false pretence.

The American, who is the President of Pipeline North Energy Inc, USA, was brought into the country by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to testify in a case of Advance Fee Fraud brought against the suspect.

Our correspondent gathered that in his testimony before the court last Tuesday and Thursday, the American businessman said that Ogbonyomi, who claimed to be the Chairman of Energy Spread Network Limted, had sometime in 2006 contacted and told him that he was a crude oil marketer with large quantity of crude oil for sale.

A source at the EFCC said, “An agreement was subsequently signed online by both parties for the sale of 1.985 million barrel of crude oil. This made the victim send the first instalment of $229,000 and another $ 5,000 on November 6, 2006 into the accused company’s domiciliary account with First Inland Bank Plc.

“The payment was said to be for Charter Party agreement.

“Ogbonyomi demanded the payment of $159,000 for documentation at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation. This the suspect said was to enable him to obtain Certificate of Origin, Certificate of Quantity, Bill of Lading, Cargo Manifest, Tanker Village Report and Master’s receipt of documents.

“When the documents were eventually sent to the American businessman, he was further convinced to wire $425,000 to the fraudster who claimed the fund was for the warranty of title. That was shortly before another $180,000 was sent to the accused to seal the deal bringing the total sum lost to the fraudulent transaction to $989,000.”

Our correspondent gathered that investigations by EFCC showed that the entire documents sent to the victim were forged by the suspect to make the business transaction look genuine.

Ah, see me trouble. Ben Stiller already has some serious source material to gather for the 419 movie he's about to make.

Article courtesy of Naija's PUNCH


Artist of the day - Laura Izibor

She could be the Sade (By your side, luv that song) of this generation. Singer/song writer/producer Laura Izibor aka Izzy, born and raised in Ireland by a Nigerian Dad and Irish Mum that split while she was pretty young. Laura has all the makings of a superstar. With her fine girl looks, mad skillz on the piano, and of course her beautiful singing. Seal can fashi making music for a while and focus on manufacturing babies with Heidi Klum, because Izzy gat it from here. Check her out in the video up top. Her debut album "Let the truth be told" will be available in the U.K. on Monday 18th May and sometime June in the States. U fit pre-order am at her website for first dibs.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Naija whiteboy speaks superb broken english + hausa

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Like one of the witnesses in the video says "this is some trippy shit". First couple of seconds of watching the video I was like NA LIE...But 4realz, this kid's the truth! Very impressive :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Obama the Comedian

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President Obama left the attendees of the Correspondents Association black-tie dinner that was held last night all in stitches. With all the great qualities he already has, the man is also quite the comedian. Watch out for his witty approach (around the 9th minute of the video) to the whole Hugo Chavez book thing...pretty awesome!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Action Congress accuses Government of Deceit over Fuel Scarcity

The Nigerian government under head of state President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua has been accused by the Action Congress of Nigeria of "engaging in governance by deceit over the cause of the current fuel scarcity across the country."

Lai Mohammed who is the National Publicity Secretary for the Action Congress made these following statements "Lies, it is clear that the government itself helped to set the stage for the fuel crisis as a prelude to increasing fuel prices under an ill-advised deregulation policy."

Further statements made by the party are "This fuel crisis, which has further worsened the plight of Nigerians, started almost immediately the government flew its deregulation kite, which indeed is a euphemism for raising fuel prices. Unfortunately, instead of leveling with Nigerians, the government has shifted all the blame to oil marketers who had refused to import at the level they were doing before. Alas, it is not just the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that is Papa Deceiving Pikin. This government, sired by the PDP, is also deceiving its citizens."

Mohammed lastly added: "Nigerians are sadly back to the better-forgotten-days of fuel scarcity, which can only further impoverish a people who have had to generate their own power, provide their own portable water, build their own roads, ensure the security of their lives and property and generally fend for themselves in the absence of responsible governance."

For a country that's one of the top producers of the most valuable commodity in the industrial world. It's a pretty sorry state of affairs. I remember how Obasanjo tried to break it down a few months ago in this video interview with the BBC by explaining how the Nigerian population is extremely higher than other oil rich prospering countries like Saudi Arabia. So that makes it okay for people in Nigeria to be queuing up for days just to fill up their tanks?

Ben Stiller making Nigerian 419 film

Hollywood star Ben Stiller who in recent years jump started his career with mega hits like Night at the Museum, and Tropic Thunder in which he starred and directed, has signed on to direct a film based on one of Nigeria's claim to infamy, the ever so popular Nigerian Letter. Unfortunately everyone has forgotten us for Jay Jay Okocha and mostly associate us with those scam emails they get in their inbox and junkmail for the lucky ones.

The film will be about a banker from Chicago who falls victim to the 419 runs that involves someone claiming to be a Nigerian prince needing help to syphon some money from Nigeria to the States via a gullible or extremely greedy (or both) American. Our banker from Chicago so happens to be such.

Surprisingly enough, this film isn't actually going to be your typical slapstick comedy you usually expect from Ben Stiller. The film is actually being set up as a drama, with just a sprinkle of comedy that's meant to bring light to the hardships and desperate things people have to do to get by in third world countries such as Nigeria. I'm seriously looking forward to the film and will be keeping a close watch on the development of the project. My one big question is, dey go shoot am for Naija or just neglect authenticity and cut expenses by shooting in some yeye studio in Hollywood. Anyhow sha, if they decide to be legit, I get land for Asaba they fit use because I don't want to see the nonsense I saw in Wolverine X-MEN Origins...that was my favorite part of the movie though :)

Related story: Hacker helps Nigerian 419 victim

Nigerian Government reacts to Sony's Playstation 3 Ad

Nigerian scammers scammed and arrested


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Stephanie Okereke is the African Queen

Kai!!! I just noticed all the traffic going to the other Stephanie Okereke story! Una really like the fine girl...I no blame you, she's pretty awesome. I whipped up this montage to pay homage to our African're welcome!

Related stories: Stephanie Okereke wins African Goodwill Award

Nollywood in retrospect - video documentary

Gaming becoming big business in Naija

Back in the day in Abuja.I was the local champ in games like Mortal Kombat 3, Street Fighter 2 TURBO, and some footy games. So I'm really psyched about this story. Ayo Oguntubi interviewed above by SKG is the brain child behind Nigerian gaming enterprise GAMELOUNGE. Ayo plans to take gaming in Nigeria to the next level. Watch the video interview to find out how he plans to achieve this. Hopefully some Naija gaming maestro cultivated in GAMELOUNGE will be able to take out professional gaming legend fatal1ty.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Oyibo doctors eyes don open after medical mission to Nigeria

Twelve INTEGRIS employees recently participated in a medical mission to Nigeria. Watch the video up top as they document their enlightening experience. Seeing people go about their daily business without consistent clean water or electricity seemed to put things into perspective for them, and realize how good most in the first world have it.

CNN takes notice to the Nigerian booming hip-hop industry


Guys just dey blow up anyhow these days. CNN's Christian Purefoy hangs out with P-SQUARE in Naija, watch as they intellectually break down their appeal and success for the Oyibo guy. For more related stories check out Stephanie Okereke wins award and African Queen.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Still no justice for the APO SIX killings

Till this day, the killings by police forces of six young (Ekene Isaac Mgbe, Ifeanyin Ozor, Chinedu Meniru, Paulinus Ogbonna and Anthony and Augustina Arebu) Nigerians in Apo,Abuja, Nigeria in June,2005 has yet to be resolved. All that's been been gotten from this tragic human injustice is a $20,300 compensation to each of the victims families and an apology from the government on behalf of the police, after an inquiry set by former head of state Obasanjo.

But after nearly four years none of the police officers accused of this shockingly evil crime have been brought to justice. Someday the vital element we know as"RULE OF LAW" in which countries are built upon will be recognized by the people in power. Until then...God help Nigeria.

Two awards for Nigeria at UN's ICT confab

 Nigeria claimed two awards and got a third recognition under honorable mention at the United Nations Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology Conference that took place in Ethiopia.

The agencies that represented Nigeria to win in two of the five awards are Chams Partnership, a private company in collaboration with the Osun State government and the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). And the second award went to NASRDA's Telemedicine Pilot Project. Kaduna and Benue State governments received honorable mentions.

The awards aim to recognise the work of African governments in the effective use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for public services delivery.

More than 30 applications were short-listed from Angola, Botswana, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, The Gambia, Tunisia and Zambia.

Only 12 "innovative projects" were selected to receive awards last Thursday at the conference gala dinner in Addis Ababa, sponsored by UNECA and the government of Canada.

Nigerian won in the category of economic and financial e-services delivery through the entry of Chams Partnership with Osun State government on Implementation of Enterprise Government e-Portal.

The UN stated "this is an ambitious project for bridging the urban-rural access gap and brings e-services opportunities to local communities."

Naija Who Wants To Be A Billionaire. Warning...Extremely Funny

Literally LMAO right now. This Nigerian spoof on the popular TV show is just pure comedy gold. Make sure you're not drinking or eating anything while watching this cause you just might choke on it!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Obafemi Martins possibly returning to Inter Milan

Magpie hero Obafemi Martins might be leaving the Newcastle Faithful and returning back to SERIA A side Inter Milan if Newcastle United are relegated.

It was reported yesterday that Inter were planning a bid for Marrins, who was a top striker for the club around 3 seasons ago. Obafemi Martins shared with reporters that he now switches his TV off because it makes him "sad" when he watches the predicament that Newcastle is in. He's been compelled to ditch his confessed addiction to Sky Sports and focus on making sure the Toon Army don't see their beloved club booted out of premiership football. 

Martins had this to add about Sky Sports and the status of Newcastle United.

"I don't look at Sky Sports right now. I used to enjoy it to see how other teams got on. But I just want to focus on Newcastle United right now," he told the Newcastle Chronicle. "

"Only our results count at the moment. If we are doing well it is fun to spend time watching other teams. I look at everything, but at the moment we don't need to. If I tried doing it now it would just make me sad."

I've been a Newcastle supporter since the early 90's, and seeing the club in such a deplorable state shivers my timbers. Under Newcastle Legend Alan Shearer my club hasn't been able to score more than one goal. Mike Ashley's intention I guess were in the right place, but after letting Keegan go, the club has been in a downward spiral. I dey lose hope :( 

Marrins is a really good boy sha. Before he goes back to Inter he should reach Naija  and do another PSA.

Related story: Obafemi Martins gets career back on track at Wolfsburg

Stephanie Okereke wins African Goodwill Award

The African Focus Organization in Los Angeles recently held the African Goodwill Awards. Our Stephanie Okereke was amongst the likes of Chaka Khan and Monique who all were the proud recipients of the African Goodwill Award for their charity work over the years. Don't she look pretty in that picture up top :) Check out Our African QueenNollywood in Hollywood , and the African Movie Academy Awards for more Stephanie Okereke and Nollywood.

Nigerian executed in China

The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign affairs yesterday announced the execution of Mr. Chibuzor Vituz in China. He was found guilty of illicit drug trafficking (big no no in China) and was actually executed on April 23,2009 at 11:00 hours but for some reason that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has yet to explain, this information was only officially released to the media yesterday.

The Nigerian Embassy in Beijing had this to say about the case:

"The case of Mr Ezekwem had been on for some time and the Embassy had kept a close watch on the proceedings throughout the period of his trial to ensure that he had a fair hearing throughout the period of his trial. The Mission's plea for mitigation of the death sentence was rejected and the death sentence passed on him was sadly eventually carried out in accordance with the Laws of the People's Republic of China.

Nigerians are known to be very enterprising, you seem to find us in every nook and cranny on earth doing quite well for ourselves in some cases. But unfortunately, the criminally inclined amongst us share this same entrepreneurial spirit as well.

In june, 2008. Two Nigerians were executed for trafficking illegal drugs in Indonesia, and 18 more Nigerians are still on death row in there.

Related story: Nigerian criminals using Asian women as drug mules

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Nigeria's approach to the Swine Flu

Omo, I honestly feel this whole swine flu business is another ploy by the media and probably even pharmaceutical companies to create unnecessary hype. And even so, Naija folks blood dey strong well well. If people in Naija can chest Malaria like no mans business, then this swine flu should be nothing to be paranoid about.

Despite Naija folks Wolverine like immunity and regeneration capability, the Nigerian government has been busy taking necessary precautions. It's reported that the Nigerian government has ordered 2 million doses of Tamiflu (Tami kini??) which is a Swiss-manufactured drug used to treat human cases of bird and swine flu.

Mr. Niyi Ojuolape who is a spokesman for the Nigerian Health Ministry had this to add "The federal government has begun the process of emergency procurement of additional doses and stockpile in case we have human cases"

Imagine such shenanigans, when not a single case of the AH1N1 strain of the virus that causes swine flu has  yet to be reported in the whole of Africa. Someone has gone and carried money to buy 2 million doses of medication that we probably won't need. See contract, people are just going to end up chopping money as usual when they won't go and fix NEPA!


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Update on how Canadian Julie Ann Mulligan was released

A contact in Kaduna, Nigeria who we'll call Chaj for security reasons has provided some insight on how Julie Ann Mulligan was released by her Kidnappers. This is what Chaj had to say:

"Dear all,

I'm a Kaduna-based Rotarian who is conversant with the facts, having been present at the SSS office on the day she was released to officials of the Canadian High Commission.

She wasn't "let go", so to speak.

SSS officials apprehended Christain Ogwuzo at the point of collecting the ransom. But the driver of the car he came in managed to get away, and apparently informed the member of their gang who was on a dirt road about 2 kilometres away, waiting for signal to release the lady upon collecting the ransom(as negotiated by an SSS lady posing as a Rotarian).

He was apparently informed by the boltaway guy that the operation had flopped, so he abandoned her there. She was found by some okada riders, loitering on the road, and taken to the local village head who in turn handed her to the nearby police post. She was taken to the police headquarters where the now arrested kidnappers and the landlord of the house she was kept had also be taken to.

That explains the little controversy between the police and SSS over who takes glory for the success of the operation.

She was able to identify the kidnappers, though some are still on the run.

We thank God no harm befell her; and that they were caught. Success in this, would have embolded them and other criminals to go into this "business" full-time in Kaduna. And you can bet children will be their targets.

All is well that ends well.Smiley"

Thanks Chaj, and hopefully this will deter incidents like this from happening again. Here is the link for the previous article on this story.

Ezzie takes it to the East


Chai!!! This Naija babe fit rap propa...Just came across this awesome video of Ezzie while surfing the interwebs. "You don't want beef betta stay on a diet" lol Just luv it...enjoy

Forest Whitaker hanging out in Nollywood

Forest Whitaker was chilling along side Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, and other Nollywood starlets at the African Adopt initiative charity ball that coincided with the 2009 African Movie Academy Awards held in Lagos, Nigeria.

I talked about Will Smith and Genevieve in a movie together the other time. Seeing the new Igbo Chief Forest Whitaker balancing at a charity event in lagos, Nollywood and Hollywood coming together has never seemed so plausible. Hit this link to check out the pics that were taken at the charity event.