Archive for October, 2012

The American singer who is billed to perform in Nigeria this November tweeted this Wednesday evening.

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The couple were spotted in Sierra Leone.

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The San Francisco Giants have won the 2012 MLB World Series with a resounding 4-0 sweep of the Detroit Tigers. For the third time in franchise history, the Giants have won the Fall Classic in a whitewash and for them it is the first time since their organization has been based on the West Coast. Only one MLB franchise has registered more World Series ‘sweeps’.

World Series ‘sweeps’ by MLB franchise

8 – New York Yankees (1927, 1928, 1932, 1938, 1939, 1950, 1998, 1999)

3 – San Francisco Giants (1922*, 1954*, 2012)

2 – Cincinnati Reds (1976, 1990)

2 – Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007)

1 – Chicago Cubs (1907)

1 – Atlanta Braves (1914**)

1 – Los Angeles Dodgers (1963)

1 – Baltimore Orioles (1966)

1 – Oakland Athetics (1989)

1 – Chicago White Sox (2005)

* As New York Giants

** As Boston Braves

Source: InfostradaSports

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A suicide bomber has reportedly hit St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Malali, GRA Kaduna. The attack occurred this morning during the morning mass. The actual number of victims is yet to be ascertained but reports say the Reverend father is seriously injured. The suicide bomber’s half blown body is surrounded by emergency services

More details soon

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The Governor of Taraba State, Dambaba Suntai has died in an aircrash at the Yola airport in Adamawa state. The governor died in a small plane piloted by him.
His remains at the crash site as at the time of breaking this news.
Eyewitnesses on  the scene told Saharareporters that 2 people survived the plane crash.

Source: SaharaReporters

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BlinkySpirit, real names Uchenna Onwuka, a Computer Science graduate of Madonna University is set to be the next best thing in the Nigerian music industry. The Abia-born music artiste and producer signed under Doveway Entertainment music label, an entertainment outfit he co-owns with classmate and friend- Doveway (real names Onwuka Dike), just released the video of his latest single Robot a few weeks ago and has been enjoying massive airplay in major radio and Tv stations across the country and beyond.

The duo who were recently on Galaxy Tv’s “KRUUZING” and RealStar Tv’s “REAL FUTURE STARS” to promote their Robot video, used to run a show on RayPower FM Port Harcourt known as “The B and D show”. They have also been able to set up a digital team headed by Doveway, who handle in-house music video production and is set to release their first Sci-fi movie in 2013. According to Doveway, “We hope to add some more aspects of entertainment such as Printing, owning a cable Tv station and also signing alot more acts in the near future.”

BlinkySpirit who shuttles between Lagos and PortHarcourt, used to be a member of a gospel group known as “Lil Soldierz”, comprising Blizzy D and Doveway back then in school (Madonna University). They performed in church, The Redeemed Christian Church of God at state level, and also in a few gigs.

The Robot  video which was mastered by Dan Jiggy, and directed by Doveway has earned BlinkySpirit performances in major night clubs and gigs in Lagos and PortHarcourt.

Watch out for BlinkySpirit as he is set to take the Naija music scene by storm

BlinkySpirit’s Site: www.blinkyspirit.com

Download Robot (Audio) here

Download Robot (Video) here

 

Mrs Obedatu Abudu-Balogun, mother of Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Internal Security, Hon Abiodun Abudu Balogun, representing Ijebu North, Ijebu East and Ogun waterside Federal Constituency, has been kidnapped.

Mrs Balogun was abducted by six gunmen around 9.30pm yesterday from her residence at Ita-Otu,ijebu area of Ogun State.

Mr Balogun who described the incident as unfortunate and painful said his family was praying for the safety return of his mother.

Ogun State police command’s Spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the command was yet to be informed about the incident and assured the commencement of investigations as soon as they are alerted.

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Nigerian international pop star and EME starboy, Ayo “Wizkid” Balogun, has just been selected to perform alongside top international acts, at the BBC 1xtra Live concert in November.

Following the announcement by the BBC last night, it has now been confirmed that Wiz will join the likes of Trey Songs, Kendrick Lamar, Tulis and Angel to perform at the BBC 1xtra live concert in London.

The free event kick-starts at Brixton Academy on November 12th  where the aforementioned artist will all play, before the show moves onto  three other cities until November 15th.

This big feat comes on the heels of his announcement as “Artiste of the year” and “Best new artiste”, at Nigeria’s biggest music awards The Headies, last Saturday.

Grammy award don dey near be that…Congrats bro!

What would have been another plane tragedy was miraculously averted this afternoon as an alleged Boko bomber with explosives attempted to bomb an Arik plane that landed in Abuja from Maiduguri about a few hours ago, according to news reaching us here at Oversabi republic. The saving grace is that the explosive allegedly refused to detonate in the air.
According to our source, the Boko Haram member stood up inside the plane while still in the air and told all passengers to pray for their lives. He said the main targets were the expatriates on the plane, although he didnt give reasons for targeting them. Unfortunately for him, and fortunately for the passengers in particular and Nigerians in general, the explosive didnt explode before the plane landed in Abuja. Nobody could explain why the explosive didnt explode.
The Police bomb expert arrested the suicide bomber inside the aircraft in Abuja.

The aviation minister Stella Oduah few minutes later, via twitter this afternoon tweeted that the story is absolutely false.

The Auditor-General of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration, on his way back to Abuja from Benin yesterday around 12pm, was kidnapped alongside his wife and children by some unknown gunmen.

The kidnappers were alleged to have contacted the family asking for N20million ransom and also warning the family not to talk about it.

Although details of the incident were skethy as at press time, the FCT police command said they were not aware of the incident. FCT police spokesperson, Doris England, as at the time she was contacted said the command was not aware of the development, saying that “if it happened, nobody has reported it yet.”