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Sasha joins Funke Akindele, Yaw, others as 2012 Olympic torch bearer

By Osagie Alonge

Sasha at the Fab Night out gig, November 2011

Nigerian rapper Yetunde Alabi better known as Sasha has been named as an Olympic Torch bearer at the forthcoming London Olympic games 2012.

On July 1, 2012 which makes the 44th day of  the 80 day on-going Olympic relay, Sasha will carry the torch in Birmingham UK for the stipulated 300 meters.

The Olympic torch relay which kicked off on May 19, 2012 when the first torch was lit by England football player David Beckham will end on July 27, 2012 marking the beginning of the Summer Olympics UK 2012.

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D’banj, Ikechukwu on Tim Westwood TV

By Osagie Alonge

D’banj, Ikechukwu, Kay Switch with Tim Westwood

Right after D’banj gave a stunning performance at the BBC Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend 2012 event, he caught up with BBC’s Tim Westwood for a quickie.

Watch the ever humorous Westwood chat with D’banj, Ikechukwu, Kay Switch and G.O.O.D Music producer Mike Dean about D’banj’s forthcoming ‘Scape goat‘ remix with Kanye West and when his album is expected to drop this year.

 
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Shina Peters to set up music school

Afro Juju veteran Sir Shina Peters has announced he will soon set up a music school for those who want to empower themselves as musicians.

In an interview with HipTv, Peters explained ‘I want people to tap from my experience, how I created Afro Juju. So I’m trying to build a school, a music school you know.  This is the academic aspect of my profession’, the 54-year-old said.

And on the structure of school fees, in an environment where every form of good education comes at premium cost, the singer says it will be ‘affordable’.

 
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Home-based players can make the difference if – Cooreman

*Home based Eagles in one of their matches

 

Chief coach of Warri Wolves Football Club, Maurice Cooreman has said that the new Super Eagles Stephen Keshi is building would improve with time if  he  continues to blend the home-based players, who are hungry for honours, with their foreign-based compatriots.

The former Kaduna United coach who expressed satisfaction with the performance of the local players who have featured in  both the 2013 Nations Cup and 2014 World qualifiers said Keshi has done well but needs to include more players from the local league, stressing that there are many more home-based players who need such opportunities to prove their worth.

 

“My experience with the local league shows that Nigeria is blessed with a rich pool of talented players that are determined and focused when given the chance,”Cooreman said.

He said that “so far, Keshi has shown that he is committed and capable for the job and has also shown  that there are good players in  the Nigerian Premier League who  were  neglected by his predecessors.

“Building a new team with new players is a very big task for any coach  who wants the best for his team, therefore it requires time and patience. Here in Nigeria, it is a different ball game as  everybody  wants the team to win all the time without minding what is at stake.

It is a difficult thing for any national team coach but people don’t want to know, all they  want is winning and getting results which is good,” he stressed.

He however,  affirmed that Keshi would qualify the country for the Nations Cup in South Africa, if all hands are on deck.
“Nigerians need to be  patient and support Keshi to achieve this. I believe at the end of the Nations Cup  qualifier, he would come out with better results, “ he added.

By Kate Obodo

 
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Fantasia Barrino, you got our attention with your amazing singing voice on American Idol. We hope you have an amazing birthday celebrating with your children! We hope that you have a great year!

Happy Birthday Fantasia Barrino — Today, June 30, You’re 28 Years Old! 8 hours ago by HL Staff 1 Comment Fantasia Barrino Birthday We wish former ’American Idol’ winner Fantasia Barrino a very happy birthday! Fantasia Barrino, you got our attention with your amazing singing voice on American Idol. We hope you have an amazing birthday celebrating with your children! We hope that you have a great year! Happy birthday, Fantasia! With both your Sun and Moon in the tender, emotional sign of Cancer, you certainly sing from the bottom of your heart. Evoking the affection of others comes easily for you, despite having to work a little harder at self-acceptance due to your stellium of planets in relentlessly introspective Scorpio. Your passion for performance is akin to a survival tool, and the stars are gearing up to tag you for another Emmy-acknowledged best-ever television moment!

 
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N15m scam : Jim Iyke speaks!

Nollywood star, Jim Iyke

A week ago, Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke broke the news that the N15 million case filed against him has been thrown out of court for lack of evidence.

And just a day after,the plaintiff, Hajia Habiba Abubakar   fired back that the case was not thrown out of court due to  lack of evidence, rather,she withdrew it after the actor apologized to her, and signed an agreement to pay the money in installments until the full amount is realised. However, an online media claimed that Abubakar also made available documents backing her  claims.

Speaking from far away Brazil where he is currently attending the Rio +20 gathering, Jim Iyke said “It was God’s intervention. I’m sure even she doesn’t  know how it ended like this.”

He said , “the fact that she’s still running around proves it. It was a conspiracy to bury me and take an undeserved equity of my company and I refused and hell broke loose.

“How can it be fraud when I admitted the amount invested? My lawyer advised me to take the deal and walk away when they had nothing else to say. It’s just part of my ventures.

“We settled out of court and I’m a gentleman and apologized for the angry words I spoke. When I’m home, I’m still gonna further hold a press conference and apologize to my family and true fans that saw me through that abyss. Well, this is all I can say for now.”

Meanwhile, reports had it that Jim Iyke and his parents paid a visit to Abubakar’s Abuja home where they pleaded with the woman to tamper justice with mercy. And after listening to Jim’s aging parents, Abubakar was said to have calmed down and made a decision to discontinue the case but not without some conditions.

According to reports,  some of the conditions the actor must fulfill before being let off the hook are that he, Jim Iyke, must tender a written public apology to Habiba Abubakar in at least two Nigerian daily papers. And that he, Jim Iyke, must also  pay back the N16.5m he collected from Abubakar but this time in installments.

Source: Vanguard

 
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Two students of Fidei Polytechnic killed in cult violence

 

Two students of Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko have been confirmed dead in a cult related crisis that engulfed the institution yesterday.

The death occurred against the backdrop of reports that the Benue State Police Command  recovered a box full of AK 47 live ammunition  from four suspects who were hauling the arms to the crisis torn Eggon and Alaago communities of Nasarawa State.

Briefing newsmen yesterday on the two incidents, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer for Benue State, ASP  Ejike Alaribe said the police in Gboko last night received a report that two suspected cultists had at 8pm stormed the home of two students of Fidei Polytechnic and shot one of them whose name was given as Akawa on the neck, thus killing him instantly.
Alaribe noted that Akawa died before he could receive medical attention,  adding that when the news of his death filtered into the institution, students mobilized themselves and went after the assailants.

According to him, “They caught up with the two suspects who were identified as being responsible for the shooting, matcheted one of them to death but the police arrived the scene before they meted out jungle justice on the other”. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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