Wednesday, 22 April 2015

"I've been sober for 20years" - Shan George reveals her struggle with alcohol

Hers was a double celebration birthday that also marked two decades of being alcohol free.

Veteran actress, Shan George has recalled how she quit alcohol binge some 20 odd years ago.

The actress shared details via Facebook on her Aril 20 birthday.
Hear her, “I’ve not tasted alcohol for 20 yrs. I remember vividly cos it was on my birthday 20 yrs ago, i went out partying wit my frnds at lords nite club in maryland lagos. i drank so much that i drove myself home, changed, put on my nitie and went to sleep. when i woke up d next morning i had no clue how i got home d previousnite. i actually drove home unconcious……it was so scary. i vowed never to drink alcohol ever again. don’t mind d glass in this pix. its my birthday today and its water in the glass. CHEERS PPLE. SAY A PRAYER FOR ME…

It’s Over! Lilian Esoro Walks Out On Ubi Franklin, Calls Off Wedding Plans

After the back and forth, the intrigues and funny-business, it is widely believed that the engagement of CEO of MMMG (Made Men Music Group), Ubi Franklin- to actress, Lilian Esoro, has been cancelled. The actress reportedly called off the engagement.

It is believed that Lilian was not anticipating the proposal, and when it happened, she had no choice but to respond affirmatively.
She reportedly declined Ubi’s offer right after the frenzy of the engagement, and afterwards, she deleted her Instagram page and Ubi’s pictures.
Lilian even went as far as writing on her Blackberry messenger’status that she was not yet engaged.
Subsequently, after reportedly being placated, she restored the account, but however, failed to bring back the pictures of her supposed fiancee.
Feelers indicate that the trip to London was a fence-mending one, but it failed to work, and once they returned back home, she allegedly returned the ring to Ubi.
So far, Lilian has refused to speak publicly on the matter, while Ubi couldn’t be reached as he’s away on tour with Iyanya.

Jonathan now to hand over May 29, not May 28

President Goodluck Jonathan will now hand over to President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on May 29 – according to a clarification by the federal government on Wednesday. 

It had earlier been reported that a handover dinner on May 28 would mark the change of baton. But Patricia Akwashiki, minister ‎of information, has made a clarification while briefing the media on the outcome of the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting. ‎She said a dinner would still be hosted by Jonathan for Buhari on May 28, and hinted that Buhari might be given an award by the outgoing president. 

All handover briefs being coordinated by the secretary to the government of the federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, would be ready by May 28, she said.

Omoni Oboli Glows In New Birthday Shoot

Award-winning actress, Omoni Oboli is one year older today, April 22, 2015.

The elated mother of three shared a birthday post on her Instagram account and unveiled a new photoshoot.

My King, my redeemer, my all! How do I begin to extol you? Thank you for life, for family, for friends, for my special #omonifam (all of you). What would life be like without you all? I type with tears in my eyes as I say thank you Lord for health, love, peace, abundance and everything good! I have laughed, I have screamed, I have cried, above all I am still here! Still standing tall, still winning! Oghene migwo! So I recently had a photo shoot and here are a few pictures. I will post more later. Thank you to my amazing crew for a FANTASTIC shoot!!!” wrote the award winning actress.

Drag South Africa’S Zulu King To ICC, Senate Tells FG

The Senate on Wednesday has called on the Federal Government to take the south African Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, to the International Criminal Court for his involvement in instigating the recent attacks on foreigners in south Africa. 

They want the Zulu King taken to the ICC on the bases that he incited the Xenophobia attacks by telling his subjects that the foreigners in their midst had outlived their stay, accusing the foreign nationals of denying South Africans the jobs that were meant for them.

He allegedly directed them to ensure the foreigners left South Africa.

Xenophobia:South Africa closes Consulate in Lagos over fears of revenge attacks

South Africa has closed its consulate in Lagos, Nigeria, following anti-xenophobia protests there.
Protests were held outside the consulate and at the South African High Commission in Abuja.
South African consul general in Nigeria, Sam Monaisa, said in an e-mail to the South African business forum in that country that the closure would remain in force until Thursday.
The situation in Durban had calmed down, but he was concerned about the Nigerians that were being repatriated, he wrote.
Nigerians were using social media to blow an already tense situation in South Africa out of proportion and stoking emotions.
This was why Nigerians maintained that their compatriots were being killed in South Africa daily, he said.

Revealed: Why Jonathan fired IGP, Suleiman Abba

Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba was yesterday, fired by President Jonathan and replaced with Solomon Arase. Reuben Abati released a statement but didn't state why he was fired. 

Now, Vanguard is reporting that Mr Suleiman Abba, is the first major casualty of the just concluded general elections, which President Goodluck Jonathan and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lost to the opposition.
The police officer, who was elevated to the post only last year, incurred the wrath of the Presidency on the eve of the governorship and House of Assembly elections for allegedly arguing with the government officials over the directive to recall the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Charge of Zone 6, Tunde Ogunshakin, from Rivers State.
Abba had deployed gunshakin from his base in Calabar to Port Harcourt to oversee the governorship election in Rivers State following complaints by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, that the police had collaborated with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the PDP to intimidate APC members and rig the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
His refusal to pick calls over Ogunshakin’s recall
A Presidency source told Vanguard that on learning that the IG had defied its order by redeploying Ogunshakin to Rivers State to supervise the governorship elections. A presidency official called the former police boss to recall the AIG with immediate effect from Rivers State or face the consequences.
The source said the presidency felt slighted when it could not get through to Abba.
Another sin of the former IG was his presence at the presentation of the Certificate of Return to Muhammadu Buhari at the International Conference Centre on April 1, 2015, which convinced the Presidency that the IG was actually working for the opposition and it moved quickly against him.

Photos: Hollywood royalty Kim & Kanye at the Time 100 Gala in New York

Power couple, Kim and Kanye attended the Time 100 Gala which took place last night in New York. Kim looked stunning in a Sophie Theallet SS15 outfit. Kanye performed at the event. Recall that Kanye was recently list in TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World.