Saturday, July 14, 2012

Recommended Read: This is VERY Inspiring!

I first saw this on Bella Naija a couple of days ago, and I have been in limbo since then. It begs the question, "What am I doing about ME!?!" I am not lazy, on the contrary I'm a workaholic especially when I'm involved in something that I am passionate about, but I have been asking myself since I found the following story, why didn't I think of an idea like Iroko TV, why didn't I go into winery like Ladi Delano, why was I uptil 3 weeks so confused about matters of serious inport? All these whys and only thing I come up with is 'Balkiss, you are going to have your success stories, just like YOU reading this. I will make my life worthy, and I will start now!!!

I am inspired by the stories of Ladi Delano, Jason Njoku and the 8 other Africans who made Forbes ' List of young African millionaires to watch out for. I am very overwhelmed by their fortunes, achieved through hardwork and great foresight on their parts, I am inspired even more knowing what will give one that break in life is at your very fingertips.

Have you noticed that it doesn't take much anymore to become successful? Just create something unique that society wants - invent a product that millions won't be able to resist - and become your own boss.

Read the ispiring success stories behind my note - hopefully like me, you would print a copy of it and post it on your wall at school, home or at work. Enjoy

University of Ibadan Releases 2012/2013 Post UTME Result, 2,500 Candidates Passed

Out of the 7,287 candidates invited by the University of Ibadan (UI) for the 2012 post Unified Tertiary Education Matriculation Examination (UTME), only 2,506 candidates passed, about 34.4 per cent . There were 163 absentees. The examination was held on Monday 9 July 2012.
A release signed by the University’s Director of Public Communications, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo and made available to journalist today disclosed that some candidates who chose Political Science, Guidance and Counseling, Linguistics and African Languages among a host of others scored as low as 10 per cent.

According to the release, the candidates were invited based on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s criteria of Merit, Locality and Educationally Less Developed States (ELDS).
The release shows that the following three candidates: Adedoyin Ibukunoluwa (MB BS), Shuaibu Gideon Enebojo (MB BS) and Adepoju Adekunle (Electrical/Electronics Engineering) scored 88 per cent, being the highest mark.


King Didier Drogba Receives Heroic Welcome in China

Didier Drogba was given a hero’s welcome as he arrived in China Saturday to start a two-and-a-half year contract that is expected to make him one of football’s highest-paid players.

Hundreds of fans, many clad in “Drogba 11″ shirts, greeted the former Chelsea star at Shanghai’s Pudong airport, some carrying bouquets of flowers and others brandishing his name in English on placards.

“Let me tell you something, now we have Drogba, Shanghai is not a common city anymore, Shanghai is a world mega-city now,” one fan, Lu Xiaobo, said after Drogba walked past the crowd, signing autographs and shaking hands.

The 34-year-old has signed with Shanghai Shenhua on a deal that Chinese and British media have said is worth 200,000 pounds ($314,000) a week, which would make him the highest-paid player in China and in the top bracket globally

PM News

Bimbo Akintola Returns in "Hoodrush", a Musical Thriller

For many industry people and movie lovers who have been waiting to see the delectable Nollywood actress, Bimbo Akintola on the big screens, the wait will soon be over as the amiable and hugely talented actress is back in a commendable musical Nollywood flick, Hoodrush.
Hoodrush is a musical thriller starring some of the best and emerging young talents inthe industry, O.C Ukeje, Gabriel Afolayan, Chelsea Eze, Ijeoma Agu, Lilian Byoma and a host of others. The movie was directed by Dimeji Ajibola, a newcomer in feature film who has done quite a number of production works for multinationals, media houses and has a number of short films to his credit. Hoodrush is produced by Flipsyde Studios where Dimeji is the CEO.

Synopsis: Hoodrush tells a story of two brothers closely bonded by their love for music; but deeply separated by their means for success. Shez and Tavier are two of a kind pursuing a Herculean dream of becoming music stars. But all they have is their amazing

Friday, July 13, 2012

MOVIES: From "Mirror Boy", Obi Emelonye Returns in "Last Flight to Abuja"

After producing one of the highest grossing movies at the cinemas in 2011, Mirror Boy, Obi Emelonye returns in 2012 with another blockbuster flick, Last Flightto Abuja. Obi Emelonye who won the Creative Person of the Year Award by The Sun Newspaper,embarked on the Last Flight to Abuja project, a movie which focused on the illsin our Aviation industry and the trauma passengers experience when things gowrong in the air.

Viewers’favourite, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, the very firm, Jim Iyke, Hollywood andNigerian actor, Hakeem Kae Kazeem, Jide Kosoko, Ali Nuhu, Celine Loader and a host of others took part in the movie that is already getting the people of London talking.

Synopsis:A set of everyday Nigerian travellers’ board the last Flamingo Airways flight scheduled to fly from Lagos to Abuja on a fateful Friday night in 2006. Theplane cruises at 30,000 feet, tranquil and on schedule. But like a bolt out of the blue, through a mixture of human error, technical failure and bad luck, the plane rapidly develops major faults that sends it teetering on the brink of disaster. As the pilots fight with the controls of the stricken plane, a seriesof flashbacks unravel the twists, turns and leaps of

Fabulosity: Funke Akindele Covers Genevieve Magazine July Issue

Sylvester Stallone Loses Son, 36 to Drug Overdose

Sylvester Stallone‘s son Sage Moonblood Stallone has been found dead in his apartment - JustJared,com. The 36-year-old actor, director, and producer appeared onscreen with his father in Rocky V and Daylight.

So, sad for the actor , his son died of overdose. May Sage'Stallone's soul rest in peace.

PHOTOS: LEE Magazine's June Celebrities Birthday Party

Fast rising actress,Halima Abubakar and award-winning dancer, Kaffy are not celebrity faces you seeall the time at social gatherings but they chose to differ this time, when theyshowed up at June’s celebrity birthday party at the entertainment hub, KogaLounge, an event powered by lifestyle magazine, Lee.

The celebrity birthday party is a monthly event organised byLee magazine to celebrate the celebrities in our midst. It is a day to encourage,recognise and sometimes pamper these celebrities. The event had in attendancepopular television presenter, Denrele, MC Ice Water, Adams of Soundcity, IfyOkeke, Dipp, Elenu and a host of others.
The monthly birthday party (MBP) started several months ago and it is fast gaining industry recognition as about the only platform thatcelebrate celebrities who daily give their all to the people

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Northern Governor's Son Arrested In Malaysia For Drug Posession and Gun Running.. Peep the Details

Alleged: Governor Al Makura of Nasarawa State won't be smiling much these days, a son of his by his First Lady is said to have been arrested in Malaysia for drug posession and gun runnng and has been remanded in prison in the country. He was reportedly picked up by Malaysiansecurity personnel following a tip off.

Information recently made available to through sources conversant with the goings on in the government house of Nasarawa State, reveal that the son, identified as Kali Umar, who is the son of the first Lady, Hajiya Salamatu Al Makura – used to be a student at the Nasarawa State University in Keffi where he majored in Social Sciences. During his second year at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, his father, the governor of Nasarawa State, sought admission for him at a school in Malaysia – and flew Kali Umar to Malaysia to further his studies.
The governor’s son was reported to have been arrested in the last week of June 2012 – resulting in his father cutting short a USA official trip to branch to Malaysia to attend to the case. It is

News: State of Biafra to be Declared November 5th, 2012

A pro-Biafra group, Biafra Zionist Movement, BZM, announced, yesterday, that it had commenced the process to launch the struggle for a State of Biafra with the international community, saying that the formal declaration of the new Biafra Republic had been slated for November 5.

This came as Conference of Igbo Youth Organizations, CIYO, warned that Ndigbo “would no longer watch in silence while our brothers and sisters are slaughtered like animals” in the Northern States. National President of BZM, Benjamin Onwuka, at a briefing said what prevented the realization of Biafra republic over the years was the inability to get the support of world powers, like the United States of America to back the project.

“As we approach the end of 13 years since the mobilization and struggle for Biafran Independence began under the aegis of MASSOB and other groups, the people of Biafra have not made much effort in realizing our dreams because the struggle has been internalized since 1999,

Developing Story: Psquare Loses Mom to Illness

Peter and Paul Okoye (Psquare) have lost their mother. Their lovely and supportive mom died after a brief illness. She was said to be responding to treatment while recuperating in a hospital outside the country but she lost her battle to death. May her soul rest in peace.

Congratulations Nigeria, Dame Patience Becomes Permanent Secretary In Bayelsa

**Yimu.. This sort of news makes you wonder why you voted Dame Patience's hubby as president, no? Who does a thing like this, appoint the First Lady of a country as Permanent Secretary of a state. Goes to show how our common wealth may never be freed up for the common man to benefit from, cos these humans will never let go of the power we foolishly gave to them. Read story below:

Wife of Nigeria’s President, Dame Patience Jonathan, has recorded history as the First Lady of the country to be appointed Permanent Secretary in a state civil service. Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State approved her appointment and seventeen others into the state civil service on Wednesday in Yenagoa, the state capital.

Also prominent among those appointed is Linnet Tebepah, wife of the current Chairman of NDDC, Tarilah Tebepah. Head of Service, Gloria Izonfuo who signed the announcement broadcast on the state radio station, 91.7 Glory FM, stated that by the constitutional power conferred on the governor in section 203 (2) (c) , Jonathan’s wife and seventeen others had been elevated to the position of Permanent Secretaries in the state civil service.

Daily Independent

Monday, July 9, 2012

Recommended Read: "Dear Men" - Letter of an Emancipated Woman

Truth be told, some women, not all o [maybe/maybeNOT sef : )] should have this written to some men [or all men.. winks].. I find this refreshing even though I don't have a problem with the menfolk but for the sisters who do, it should feel alright to pen the words in this short note.. "Dear Men"..
Continue after the image below :D

Dear Men
I sat on the cold floor and and collected all the broken pieces of me today, got in shower and scrapped myself of you, I soaked the bruises of your touch off my skin. Cleared my eyes with my tears, cried away all the colors YOU said were beauty and replaced them with mine. I hugged myself and squeezed the obsessiveness and selfishness emotion you called love out of my heart. I took a breath for the first time today and as I exhaled the air from my nostrils blew away the darkness that had surrounded me before... I felt warmth for the first time as the rays of the sun danced on my skin... I felt loved... I looked at the world with my new eyes and saw opportunity for my talents in every corner. I walked into the world today free from your pain free from your chains and definitions of who I ought to be. I felt safe in an open field...safer than I did in your heart in the constriction of your ribs, a world where everything was about you. I left that world... I have found my place in the world too. I learnt that I too have a place here.... I too have a purpose. I too am important. I learnt today that I am a woman, mother of nations, mother of you.
I am emancipated
Written by Tshwetso Kaan

Aww, This Has To Be The Most Beautiful Couple - Titi Adelagun-Oyinsan and Hubby, Oscar

**Wide grin** but peep these pictures to get my argument.. Yea, it's one o :D | Aren't they both cute? I wish I could look half as good as the bride on my big day.. **Yimu.. Titi Adelakun-Oyinsan is such a beauty, we've always know that tho, congrats to you girl. Photos off Bella Naija

"Be a Boss".. An August 3rd Concept, Great Empowerment Project

This is a great empowerment platform for whoever wants to learn the crafts of beads and hats making, find details in the poster below. You might want to make that call, yea YOU reading this.