Friday, 31 August 2012

Champions League draw 2012: Man City handed Real Madrid test

champions league draw
Manchester City face a tough ask in getting out of Group DPhoto: The Sport Review

Manchester City will face Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage as the Premier League winners attempt to win Europe’s premier club competition for the first time.

The Citizens were handed a tough draw in Monaco, with Roberto Mancini’s side also set to take on Dutch champions Ajax and Bundesliga winners Borussia Dortmund in Group D.
Chelsea will meet Serie A champions Juventus in Group E as the Blues look to defend their European crown, with Roberto Di Matteo’s side also braced for demanding trips to Shakhtar Donetsk and Danish side Nordsj√¶lland.
City’s derby rivals Manchester United were given a seemingly more straightforward draw, with Braga, who knocked Liverpool out of the Europa League in 2011, likely to offer the biggest challenge for top spot in Group H.
The Red Devils can expect a vociferous welcome at the Turk Telecom Arena where they will take on Turkish champions Galatasaray, with Romanian outfit Cluj completing Group H.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud can look forward to an emotional return to his former employers Montpellier in what could prove a tricky group for Ars√®ne Wenger’s side.
The Gunners will take on Schalke, fronted by attacking duo Klass-Jan Hunterlaar and Peru striker Jefferson Farfar, while also facing on Olympiacos for the second successive season in Europe.
Scottish champions Celtic were rewarded for finally ending their four-year wait to qualify for the Champions League group stage with a mouth-watering trip to Camp Nou.
Neil Lennon’s side will come up against a familiar opponent in Spartak Moscow’s Aiden McGeady – the winger spent six years at Parkhead – with Portugal’s Benfica completing Group G. 

Champions League group stage draw in full

Group A: Porto, Dynamo Kyiv, Paris Saint-Germain, Dinamo Zagreb.
Group B: Arsenal, Schalke 04, Olympiacos, Montpellier.
Group C: Milan, Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht, Malaga.
Group D: Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund.
Group E: Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, Nordsjaelland.
Group F: Bayern Munich, Valencia, Lille, Bate Borisov.
Group G: Barcelona, Benfica, Spartak Moscow, Celtic.
Group H: Manchester United, Braga, Galatasaray, CFR 1907 Cluj.

FRSHO OUT: A-Q - 'IJO YOYO' f. YQ+COMA ft. Yemi Alade.

Hustle Inc Rapper, A-Q born Gilbert Bani delivers two times the excitement with his new double single - Rightly say the rhapsody is here. He hooks up with YQ on the Beat by Jay-produced 'Ijo Yoyo' (the
producer of the rapper's previous track - MGF featuring Morell andBoogie) and Yemi Alade on the El Emcee-produced 'Coma'. The rapper took a break from recording the 'Make Your Best Rapper Look Stupid' EP to deliver these new singles off his G.I.L.B.E.R.T album.

'Ijo Yoyo' is an uptempo track sure to get any party started. The rapper reaches for his groovy side as he brings back the popular old mdance move. How to do the new 'Ijo yoyo' dance? Video release to
follow soon.

'Coma' sees Yemi Alade crooning effortlessly and at her best to match
A-Q's eazy to rap along rhymes.

'Ijo Yoyo' and 'Coma' are hit-bound materials


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Gulder Ultimate Search 9 beckons with N9.5m, SUV

3 past winners return as Gatekeepers!
As Season 9 of Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS) reality television show gets set to commence any moment from now, all eyes are on the ultimate prize running into millions of naira, and a brand new SUV. Since 2004, Gulder Ultimate Search has continued to captivate audiences worldwide as contestants engage themselves in a battle of brains and brawn.
The tasks are indeed grueling, strength draining and mind-boggling, and in the end, victory always wipes away the tears and sweats shed in the remarkable journey of the jungle. For the past few seasons, N7.5 million and a brand new SUV had been at stake. But this year, the stakes are higher and so is the prize money, which is N9 million, including a brand new SUV and N500, 000 swagger allowance. There is also the bragging right of being referred to as an “Ultimate Champion” and subsequent induction into the Gulder Ultimate Search “Hall of Fame.” But where will Season 9 hold this year? The answer remains shrouded in secrecy.
This year, the hallowed jungle awaits brave and daring young men and women, courageous enough to attempt to unearth the long lost fortune, hidden centuries ago by a wise Gatekeeper – a true hero of old. The jungle is not kind to the contestants. This is not an adventure for the faint-hearted or lily-livered. It is a contest that will test contestants’ endurance, strength, courage and mental alertness. Past contestants have attested to the fact that Gulder Ultimate Search is no make-belief. What is beamed on TV is as real as it gets! Contestants are cut off from the luxury of the outside world. Reality set in as they have to make do with the bare essentials they can lay their hands on in the thick forests. With the bare ground for beds, sticks for walls and palm fronds for shelter, they are at the mercy of severe rains and the scorching sun.
Nature sometimes is not kind. Creeping creatures of the jungle also lurk around. Even food becomes a luxury and sometimes is not guaranteed. In the jungle, friends become foes and every contestant a threat, as they battle for the ultimate prize. But this is a path, which only those desirous of victory must tread. The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. The journey to becoming the Gulder Ultimate Search 9 Champion – The Ultimate Man or Woman – begins with a step: registration. The guideline for this year’s participation is on the website and registration closes September 13, 2012. Fortune, they say, favours the brave.


As released by the screening committee on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Only music materials released into the Nigerian market between March 2011 and February 2012 are eligible for nomination for Hip-Hop World Awards 2012.

Best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (in every realms: songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales, popularity)
Everybody Loves Ice Prince                       Ice Prince
The Invasion                                                 P-Square
Superstar                                                      Wizkid
Super C Season                                          Naeto C

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.
Ice Prince
Naeto C

Most popular song from an album in year under review. Decided by voting
Chop My Money                                            P-Square ft. Akon & May-D
Dami Duro                                                     Davido
Oliver Twist                                                    D’Banj
Gaga Crazy                                                   Chuddy K
Kukere                                                            Iyanya

Best single recording (on-air only or released) by artiste or group in year under review. Originality and production very essential
Stupid Song                                                  Bez
Private Trips                                                 Wande Coal
Ara                                                                 Brymo
I Love You                                                     Praiz

The individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed songs/album in the year under review. His CV for the year includes top-notch tracks and production credits no one can fault.
Cobhams                                                    Stupid Song (Bez)
Tee-Y Mix                                                    Super C Season (Naeto C)
Shizzy                                                          Dami Duro (Davido)
Jay Sleek                                                    Private Trips (Wande Coal)
Jesse Jags                                                 E.L.I (Ice Prince)

Best conceptualised, best edited, best picture, best directed and most exciting video in year under review as voted by fans and decided by the jury.
 5 & 6 (Naeto C)                                       Clarence Peters
Chop My Money Remix (P-Square)       Jude Okoye
Ara (Brymo)                                              Aje Filmworks
Kosorombe (Dipp ft. Da Grin)                Mex

Best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group)
Private Trips                                            Wande Coal
Stupid Song                                            Bez
Nawti                                                       Olu Maintain
Soundtrack                                             May D 
Love Me (3X)                                         Tiwa Savage

Best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)
Dami Duro                                             Davido
Oliver Twist                                            D’Banj
Gaga Crazy                                           Chuddy K
Chop My Money                                    P-Square
Kukere                                                   Iyanya

Best R&B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)
Superstar                                             Wizkid
Super Sun                                            Bez
Versus                                                 9ice
The Invasion                                        P-Square

Best single released on-air recording of a rap song
Too Much Money                              Iceberg Slim
Shutdown                                          Phyno
Angeli                                                Vector ft. 9ice
Oh My Gosh                                      Yung6ix
Young Erikina                                   Olamide

Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review
E.L.I                                                   Ice Prince
The Dreamer Project                      Show Dem Camp
Rapsodi                                           Olamide
Super C Season                             Naeto C

Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album
Vector                                               Angeli
Yung6ix                                            Oh My Gosh
Iceberg Slim                                    Too Much Money
Phyno                                               Shutdown
Erigga                                              Mo Street Gan

Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review
Chop My Money remix                   P-Square ft. Akon & May-D
Angeli                                               Vector Ft. 9ice
Carolina                                           Sauce Kid Ft. Davido
Stupid Song                                    Bez Ft. Praiz
Orobo                                               Sound Sultan Ft. Excel & Flavour

Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album
Wande Coal                                    Private trips
Banky W                                          Low Key
Praiz                                                 I Love You
Brymo                                              Ara
Bez                                                  Stupid Song

Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album
Tiwa Savage                                  Love Me, Love, Love Me
Chidinma                                        Kedike
Ijeoma                                             Oloomi
Waje                                                Na The Way

Non Nigerian category
Sarkodie (Ghana)                           Azonto
Camp Mulla (Kenya)                      Feel No Pain
D-Black (Ghana)                            Get On The Dancefloor
Zahara (South Africa)                     Loliwe

The most popular street-hop single in year under review
Kako Bi Chicken                            Reminisce
Gaga Crazy                                    Chuddy K
Akpako                                           Terry G
Roll                                                  Rayce
Mo Street Gan                               Erigga

Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review
Eva Alordiah

Best New artiste in the year under review
Ice Prince
Timi Dakolo

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.
Femi Kuti

Another death in the family for Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone has suffered the loss of another loved one.
Six weeks after his 36-year-old son, Sage, died unexpectedly, the actor has lost his only sister. Toni Ann Filiti, the 48-year-old half-sister of “The Expendables 2” star, succumbed to lung cancer on Sunday. She died at their mother Jackie Stallone’s Santa Monica home after choosing to leave UCLA hospital.

Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu appointed as LAUTECH’s chancellor

Former Lagos State governor and leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been appointed as chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.
This was contained in a statement issued in Ibadan yesterday by the Special Adviser to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Media, Dr. Festus Adedayo.
LAUTECH, a university jointly owned by Oyo and Osun governments and was established by the old Oyo State in 1988.
According to the statement, the choice of Tinubu, a financial expert, accountant and administrator, was arrived at after extensive deliberations between the two governments.

Bart Nnaji, Minister for Power resigns

Nigeria's Minister of Power Bart Nnaji resigned his appointment as a member of thewest African country's present cabineta statement released from the president's officeconfirmed on Tuesday evening.
The disengagement of Nnaji was with immediate effectsaid the statement signed by thepresident's spokespersonReuben Abati.
"President Jonathan thanked the former minister for his services to the nation under thepresent administration and wished him well in his future endeavors," added the statement,without giving further details for the sudden resignation of Nnaji.
Nnaji, 52, was appointed minister of power in 2011 by the incumbent Nigerian President,Goodluck JonathanUpon his appointmentthe former minister was tasked to reform thecountry's power sector.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Two Bomb Attacks In Maiduguri Leave Several JTF Members Injured

A bomb planted at the West End roundabout in Maiduguri has injured several members of the Joint Task Force in Maiduguri according to eyewitnesses.
We learnt that the large bomb embedded at the West End roundabout, which was remotely controlled, exploded around 10 AM Nigerian time. A second blast was reported at Sabon Layi area in Gwange Ward. Details of the second blast are sketchy.
The JTF spokesperson, Lt. Col Musa Sagir, confirmed there were explosions in the city but said a full briefing will be made to the media as the JTF was still actively patrolling the city to determine those responsible for the latest attacks.
Source: Sahara Reporters

Female Banker Dies Of Hypertension Over Inability To Meet 1 Trillion Naira Target

Reports have indicated that a beautiful female marketer with Access Bank Business Unit at Simbiat Abiola, Ikeja, Lagos branch, Solabomi Olugbemi reportedly lost her precious life last Friday after battling with hypertension when she could not meet the target of one trillion Naira set for her and her team.
We learnt that the 29-year-old mother of three disclosed to some of her friends that visited her at the hospital before her death that she had been under a lot of stress because of Deposit Mobilisation mandate Operation.
This was as a result of a reported target given to her team early 2012 by the Divisional Director to raise 1 trillion Naira for the bank in 6 months.
On the last day of the OJC, Sunbomi reportedly collapsed at the office when her balance sheet read negative especially after a customer withdrew about 200million Naira from his account.
She was then rushed to Jolade hospital, Gbagada, Lagos where she was later moved to Military hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos. She was then diagnosed with high blood pressure at the hospital.
Reports also put it that over 60 percent of Access Bank staffers are highly hypertensive as a result of targets they are made to meet in order to keep their 'shaky' jobs.

From: inforepublic

Jonathan,'I'm the most criticised president in the whole world'

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan said on Monday that he was “the most criticised president in the whole world”, but pledged that, with time, he would be more appreciated.
“I'm the most criticised president in the whole world. I can tell this noble audience that before I leave, I will also be the most praised president,” Jonathan told a meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Do you agree with Mr president?

Okada riders’ protest new Lagos Traffic Law

Hundreds of commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada riders, in the early hours of Monday, barricaded the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway to protest against the Lagos State Government’s new Road Traffic Law.
The protesting Okada riders at 8AM, stormed the Abule-Egba area, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, one of the restricted routes for Okada riders.
This resulted in a gridlock as they disrupted free flow of traffic.It took the intervention of the state security outfit, Rapid Response Squad, RRS, the police, Federal Road Safety Corps and men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA,  to restore normalcy on the road

NDC Blows ₵3.6 Million On Mills

The ‘expensive’ casket carrying carrying President Mills
The John Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government says it spent over GH¢3.6million just to bury the late President, John Evans Atta Mills.
Kofi Totobi Quakyi, Chairman of Mills’ Funeral Planning Committee (FPC), made this revelation at a press briefing in Accra yesterday and added that the amount was even too small considering the high status of the funeral.
It was however believed that the FPC indeed spent far more than the amount mentioned and there were also calls for a revelation on how much of the taxpayer’s money was spent in the various regional and district funerals held for the late president.
According to the FPC, the GH¢3.6million was used to pay for the hospitality bills of the Heads of State and foreign delegations, printing of books of tributes, order of service and pictorial book on the late president, site preparation and cost of the casket.
The books were printed in Dubai, sidestepping local printers and publishers. The books were brought into the country through a chartered Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai.
The casket alone, according to the Committee, cost an amount of GH¢4,660.
Totobi Quakyi
The FPC said other expenditure went into painting, cost of repairs at the Independent Square and State House, the construction of special dais at the  Independent Square, hiring of chairs and canopies, feeding, honorarium to performing artistes, floral and funeral services.
Mr. Totobi Quakyi said out of the GH¢3.6 million spent to bury the late president, government contributed an amount of GH¢1.4million (¢14billion) and the remaining GH¢2.2million were donations from individuals and institutions.
He said the detailed income and expenditure would be subjected to audit as was required under the country’s financial regulations.
Mr. Totobi Quakyi noted that none of the FPC members received sitting allowances or any pay for the job done.  “This was purely voluntary work in the service of Ghana,” he added.
Touching on the Asomdwe Memorial Park which was closed to the general public on August 20, 2012, for completion of work, he said, “It is expected to be re-opened to the general public in the middle of October this year.”
He said the Committee had also informed the State about a request from the family of the late president in Ekumfi to hold the 40 days customary celebration on 20th September, adding that “a national thanksgiving service to round off the funeral celebrations has also been proposed to government by the committee”.
Mr. Totobi Quakyi said the committee had recommended to the government, the provision of disability access to the Banquet Hall and all public buildings should be expedited.
This, he said, was due to the fact that the committee was not happy to see physically challenged persons who came to the Banquet Hall to pay their last respects being lifted in wheelchairs or carried up the stairs on the back of some security personnel who were in attendance.
Mr. Totobi Quakyi said, “The Committee was tasked with the funeral and burial of our late president and as far as we are concerned our job is done.”
Therefore, he said, the Committee ceased to operate and all residual matters should be referred to the office of the Chief of Staff at the Castle.
By Cephas Larbi (Daily Guide Ghana)

Solid Star Donate 1million Naira to Debby

Information reaching me confirmed that solid star and achievers entertainment have donated the sum of 1 million to debby and the donation was made in cash.... Really proud of solid star and achievers entertainment and of course those that have kept debby's hope alive.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Kim Kardashian Shows Off New Blonde Hair

260812 kimmy1s Kim Kardashian Shows Off New Blonde Hair

Kim Kardashian has been on a fashion revamp of late and probably felt her hair was in need of a change too when she posted pictures of her new blonde locks.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star uploaded several photos of her lightened locks on Twitter.
Obviously crazy about the results, the reality star tweeted alongside the snap: “Blonde hair don’t care… Hair done, nails done, everything did.”
Kimmy’s new hairdo will no doubt have been orchestrated by her beau Kanye West, who showed just how much involvement he has over her image in an upcoming episode of her reality show.

Waconzy Rebrands - Rocks New Look, First Nigerian Act to Launch Android App

After the successful release of @waconzy recent club banger titled club on fire, @waconzy decided to take on a new look he calls “waconzy 2.0” he quotes on his twitter account @waconzy  “I decided to take on a new look so as to compliment the Waconzy 2.0 (rebranding) project also to keep up with my new status as the CEO of DV8 MEDIA”

In other news, dv8 media in partnership with Google recently launched an android application known as waconzy.

This application works on all android based cell phones and devices .With the waconzy application, users can download latest waconzy multimedia free of charge and get push notifications from waconzy himself. This is another first from the supadupa brother “waconzy”. Download from google play or android market on your androd device. alternative 

Also, @Waconzy is presently on a worldwide tour and Malaysia would be his next stop (September 8th).  Incase you missed his Europe tour please check out pix and video  .Also watch below waconzy’s interview in Belgium as he talks about his latest happenings and his recently concluded Europe tour.


PHOTO Future Awards 2012 Winners

Best Use of Advocacy- Babafemi Oyediran
Best Use of New Media- Gidi Traffic
Creative Artiste of the Year- Bayo Omoboriowo
Designer of the Year- Toju Foyeh
Excellence in Service (Government)- Hadiza Abdullahi
Excellence in Service (Journalism)- Alkasim Abdulkadir
Excellence in Service (Corporate) Ngozi Nkwoji
Innovator of the Year (Science and Technology)- Seun Onigbinde
Innovator of the Year (Education) Otto Orondaam
Entrepreneur of the Year (General)- Ola Orekunrin
Entrepreneur of the Year (Agriculture)- Tochukwu Ikpegbu
Entrepreneur of the Year (Communication and Media)- Uyi Omokaro
Entrepreneur of the Year (Entertainment)-Michael Collins
Entrepreneur of the Year (Technology) Jason Njoku
On-Air-Personality (Radio)- Tolu 'Toolz' Oniru
On-Air-Personality (TV)- Denrele Edun
Musician of the Year- Wizkid
Actor of the Year- Tonto Dikeh
Producer of the Year (Music)-Jeremiah 'J. Sleek' Shelika 
Producer of the Year (Screen) Clarence Peters
Young Person of the Year- Idris Akinbanjo

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                                                                         Efe Tommy
Francisca Uriri