Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Christine Cavanaugh, Voice of Chuckie on Rugrats, Dies at Age 51

Christine Cavanaugh, the voice of many iconic '90s cartoon characters, passed away on Dec 22. She was 51.

Slash files for divorce from Perla Ferrar after 13 years

The former Guns N' Roses guitarist, 49, has filed for divorce in L.A. Tuesday, according to TMZ. The British musician cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the breakup and listed their date of separation as June 15. He is requesting joint physical and legal custody of sons London, 12, and Cash, 10.

Miss Black Africa UK and other queens release 2015 charity calendar

Gen. Buhari's new year message to the youth of Nigeria

As we welcome the year 2015, I have shared a message to Nigerians in general, but I find it crucial to send another message directly to Nigeria’s youth, who are the major stakeholders of this enterprise.
The year 2014 was a challenging one for most citizens of our dear country.

We remember our compatriots who were brutishly killed or maimed by evil terrorists in 2014. I remember with a still broken heart that 219 of our children from Chibok are yet missing, let down by a country that should protect them. I remember that, even as I speak, some of our towns and villages are yet under the occupation of Boko Haram.

Yes, it is enough for you to despair. It is enough for you to wonder if your country cares about you and can protect you. But do not despair.

2015 has arrived at a time of great discomfort; but the beauty of the New Year is that we can look forward with renewed hope and the knowledge that things can and will change. 

In Nigeria’s case, we can truly look forward to the change that the elections can, and will, bring. Our country will be secure again. Our country will prosper again.

I have faith that 2015 is the year we shall begin to write a new story - a story of our youth creating jobs and expanding the frontiers of innovation and creativity everywhere from Mavin Records to the Co-Creation Hub; a story of genuine investment in our children and students be they in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka or in the Delta State University, Abraka; a country that finally makes a permanent shift from our debilitating dependence on the free-falling price of crude oil.

I have unshakeable faith that 2015 will be the year of change.

Now some of you have asked me: what exactly does ‘change’ mean?

I have taken time to explain this at different opportunities, but on this special day, let me remind you in five short statements.

Change means:

1.      A country that you can be proud of at anytime and anywhere: where corruption is tackled, where your leaders are disciplined and lead with vision and clarity; where the stories that emerge to the world from us are full of hope and progress. 
2.     A Nigeria in which neither yourselves, nor your parents, families or friends will have to fear for your safety, or for theirs.
3.     A Nigeria where citizens get the basics that any country should provide: infrastructure that works, healthcare that is affordable, even free; respect for the environment and sustainable development, education that is competitive and outcome-oriented in a knowledge-economy.
4.     A country that provides jobs for its young people, reducing unemployment to the lowest of single digits and providing safety nets so that no one is left behind.
5.     A Nigeria where entrepreneurship thrives, enterprise flourishes and the government gets out of your way so that you can create value, build the economy and aggressively expand wealth.
Are these things truly possible? Of course. That is the essence and outcome of leadership, and that is what my party and I promise you as we get into 2015.
My dear friends, this New Year, more than ever before, I am hopeful about Nigeria.

Yes, you are disappointed and you are angry, as you are entitled to, but you must never give in to the temptation to feel so weighed down by those who have failed you that you lose your hope and your energy and your passion to see change. You must never give up on Nigeria.  
Together, we can build a nation that is secure, prosperous and gives everyone a fair chance.
This is the promise that 2015 holds. That is the promise that change will bring. That is the promise that I bring to you.
Once again, I wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year. 
Thank you and God bless Nigeria.

Hotel Majestic hits your screens on Africa Magic

In 2015, television gets more exciting as a new Nigerian telenovella, Hotel Majestic, berths on Africa Magic. The daily telenovella will premiere on the 5th of January on Africa Magic showcase at 21:00 CAT (8pm Nigerian time).

Hotel Majestic focuses on the Emeni family as they fight one another and the outside world to protect a hotel that has been in their family for decades. 

 The Hotel, which is situated in a beautiful and flawless riverside community in Nigeria, has been in the family since the late 1800’s and is currently run by two great- great grandchildren of the original owner. 

The Regional Director, M-Net (West), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu says: “Hotel Majestic is yet another addition to the exciting content line up on Africa Magic. This new and exciting telenovella features a fresh storyline and the cast, an impressive mix of established and up and coming names in Nollywood, brings to life all the intrigue, suspense, ambition, betrayal and love that make it a must watch.
Hotel Majestic boasts a stellar cast which includes renowned industry names like Sadiq Daba, Gloria Young, Tina Mba, Oge Okoye, Bukky Ajayi and Anne Njemanze. The telenovella also features Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) nominee Ivie Okujaye in the lead role as Alero.
Hotel Majestic premieres on the 5th of January, 2015 and airs weekdays at 21:00 CAT (8pm Nigerian time) on Africa Magic Showcase (Dstv channel 151). For more information please visit www.africamagic.tv.

AirAsia flight found upside down at the bottom of the sea, passengers found holding hands

A plane door, a blue suitcase, oxygen tank and the remnants of an emergency slide were among the objects found about 10km from where the plane was last detected on radar.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Lola Omotayo Okoye shares throwback photo of herself

New photos from Prof. Yemi Osibajo

See what super star Rihanna wore while partying on a yacht

AirAsia plane carrying a hundred and fifty-three people overshoots runway in Philippines

Days after an AirAsia airliner carrying a hundred and sixty-three people plunged into the sea, another one carrying a hundred and fifty-three passengers digressed from the runway at an airport in the Philippines earlier today December which forced passengers to leave the aircraft on emergency slides. Passengers were afraid for their lives that they have to leave the aircraft quickly.

This incident happened at Kalibo Airport in Philippines at Aklan province according to a journalist Jet Damazo-Santos who was on board. She shared the picture of the incident on Twitter. This is what she said on Twitter.  
"Engine was shut immediately, we were told to leave bags, deplane asap. Firetruck was waiting,' .

Kelly Rowland shares adorable photos of son, Titan

Photos from Adanma the daughter of Governor Ohakim traditional wedding pictures