Monthly Archives: July 2012

Halima Abubakar Fights Dirty Publicly; Called Expired Maggot, Public Toilet

"Sweetie, it is very unhealthy for a status chic of your type to lose her cool publicly" was what Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar was later advised yesterday by a fan of hers when she threw her celeb status in the mud after a confrontation with one of her twitter followers. The Kogi State-born actress may have forgotten that she was a public figure when she used an 'f' word on the twitter follower that 'crossed' her path. Trouble started when one of Halima's twitter followers got angry with her after she was begged for a follow back

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Winnie Mandela to appear on MTV Base Meets

South African politician, anti-apartheid campaigner and former President of the ANC Women’s League, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has been chosen to participate in the second season of MTV Base Meets…with MTN.  Sponsored by Africa’s leading mobile company, the motivational youth empowerment initiative and multimedia campaign aims to stimulate dialogue between ‘thought leaders’ and young African entrepreneurs. Ms Madikizela-Mandela joins previously announced ‘influencers’, Senegalese-American R&B and Hip Hop artist Akon, Hip-Hop pioneer and entrepreneur, Russell Simmons, South Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek, His Excellency Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, and Togolese international soccer star and Manchester City striker, Emmanuel Adebayor.

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2012 budget implementation: SERAP gives FG knocks

Says govt has failed in the provision of amenities to Nigerians By VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG A civil rights group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, yesterday called on the Federal Government to acknowledge that its implementation of the budget in the past years has failed to satisfy Nigeria’s international obligations. SERAP in statement by its Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, said  “We challenge the statement by the Federal Government through the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala that the 2012 budget is being implemented to ‘protect and enhance the best interests of Nigerians.’ This statement clearly cannot be supported in the face of the increasing poverty and suffering that millions of Nigerians experience almost on a daily basis

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Ekpo Felix ready for babbles

Nigeria’s hunt for medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games intensifies today at the Excel Centre with Ekpo Felix a.k.a Bullet ready to dazzle the all-cheering English fans in his Snatch and Clean and Jerk events in Weightlifting today(Wednesday). Ekpo, a trojan in the 77kg would be fighting off opposition of lifters from Kazerstan, Samoa, Spain and Great Britain with the events scheduled to start by 10 a.m.

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Recognizing African Youth Excellence in Massachusetts

Many African youths in their leadership capacity continue to make positive changes in their communities. They are doing more outside of the classroom, and using their creative minds to help make significant differences in their neighborhoods. To honor these young achievers, Africa Youth Network in collaboration with 54 Kingdoms LLC and other stakeholders, will host a first ever African Youth Excellence Recognition Forum – recognizing exceptional young Africans in Massachusetts.

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UniAbuja medical students accept transfer to other varsities

BY FAVOUR NNABUGWU …Over lack of laboratory, other facilities ABUJA—Medical students of the University of Abuja have finally surrendered themselves for transfer to other universities after the institution failed to provide them with medical facilities for their learning. The students who stormed the Federal Ministry of Education carrying different placards and chanting songs to express their plight, were bent on the intervention of the ministers of education as they refused to be deterred by the presence of security personnel.

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13-yr-old hole-in-the-heart boy sends SOS to Uduaghan

By Emma Amaize & Akpokona Omafuaire WARRI—A 13-year-old boy with a hole-in-the-heart ailment, Master Miracle Moluku Efe, has  sent a Save Our Soul, SOS, to the Delta State Government and public spirited individuals to raise  N3 million to enable doctors  perform a  surgical operation on him to cure the ailment. Speaking to reporters in Warri, he said: “I want you people to help me to talk to Nigerians, the Delta State Government, organisations and our Governor, Dr

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