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Friday, March 28, 2014

Excitement as #MTN Celebdouble storms Benin, Enugu, Lagos with invasion party

Nigerian youths are set for a weekend of fun as the novel initiative, #MTN ‘Celebdouble’, organised by MTN ambassadors, climaxes with a club invasion in Lagos, Benin and Enugu, on Friday, April 4, 2014. 
SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered that the #MTN ‘Celebdouble,’ which began a couple of weeks ago, is a search for the telecommunications giant’s brand ambassadors and musical superstars look-a likes; and, interestingly, thousands of youth from different parts of the country have been sending their pictures in hope that they match their favourite artistes.

Ex worker drags T.Y Danjuma to court, demands N208m...Petitions President Jonathan


The fear of the media is the beginning of wisdom for the former Defence Minister, Lt. Gen Theophilus Danjuma (rtd). SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered that the scared billionaire and husband of Daisy has asked a Federal High Court, Lagos, to bar media coverage of a N208 million rights abuse suit filed against him by the former Executive Director Tita-Kuru Petrochemicals Limited, Mr. Manasseh Obadiah Zorto.
Tita-Kuru is one of the companies chaired by Danjuma.

Tchidi Chikere’s wife accuses, curses Nuella Njubigbo for breaking her home, snatching her hubby

Nuella and Chikere

Sexy Sophia, the estranged wife of movie director, Tchidi Chikere, has lambasted emerging actress, Nuella Njubigbo for snatching her husband and father of her three boys.
SHOWBIZPLUSng reliably gathered that the very bitter and betrayed Sophia finally spoke for the first time, barely 24 hours after embattled Njubigbo released a press statement and confirmed her secret marriage to movie director, Tchidi Chikere,
In her statement, which many, mostly her fans and colleagues did not believe, Njubigbo shockingly claimed that she only started dating the movie director after his marriage to Sophia packed up.
However, still angry and silently seething Sophia has rebuffed the claim, describing it as lies from the pit of hell.
“It is a blatant lie! Nuella started dating Chidi long before our marriage ended. She is the reason my marriage ended. I swear with my life, my children’s life and everything I have that Nuella started dating my husband before he left the marriage.

Laide Bakare goes into hiding as EFCC declares hubby wanted for fraud

Laide Bakare

This is definitely not the best of time for Yoruba star actress, Laide Bakare.
SHOWBIZPLUSng reliably gathered that the controversial thespian has allegedly gone into hiding following the recent arrest warrant issued on her socialite hubby.
Muttairu Babatunde Orilowo, whom Bakare recently married in a very controversial manner, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly obtaining money under false pretence and stealing.

Aftermath of PSquare's wedding: Timaya now ready to wed baby mama


All is now set for another star studded wedding that many believe is a spin off from the recently held nuptial between P Square’s Paul and Anita.
SHOWBIZPLUSng reliably gathered that Nigerian pop star Timaya is set to wed his baby mama and lover of many years, Barbra Nwokolo.

Excitement as Nollywood Week Film Festival holds in Paris

Poster of one of the movies slated for Nollywood Week

SHOWBIZPLUSng can authoritatively report and also reveal that there is already palpable excitement in the air as the second edition of the annual Nollywood Week Film Festival is poised to rock and serenade the beautiful city of Paris, capital of France, between June 5 and 8, 2014.

Why D’banj is begging Don Jazzy to produce his next album

Don Jazzy and Dbanj

After many years of war and mutual hatred which was further fuelled by jealousy and envy, ex bosses of defunct Mo’ Hits, D’banj and Don Jazzy are finally ready to work together again.
In fact, SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered that the Koko Master recently revealed that he will be getting his former hit maker, to produce his next album.
In a recent interview with UK Radio and TV Personality Tim Westwood, D’banj, who was recently described as a serial womanizer by a UK tabloid, disclosed that he is planning to do a ‘Best of D'banj’ album for his forthcoming tenth anniversary.

Orits Williki to celebrate 30 years on stage


Reggae music legend and revered entertainer, Orits Williki will be celebrating three decades on stage as a successful artiste and role model soon.
Sketchy information obtained by SHOWBIZPLUSng revealed that the anticipated event will hold in the month of August.
The elaborate event would also be staged alongside an album launch by the dreadlocks donning star from Edo State, fondly called Kool Man Revolutionaire.
Already, a star studded planning committee that includes Yours Sincerely, has been set up to help Williki organize a historic event.

Strange: Jilted policeman on rampage, kills wife, baby, four others, takes own life

IGP, Abubakar

It was a gory and horrible sight to behold as a policeman attached to the Ogun State Police Command, Corporal Sunkanmi Ogunbiyi, went on the rampage on Thursday in Abeokuta, killing six people, including his wife and a two-year-old child.
Ogunbiyi, who worked at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered was said to be having matrimonial problems with his wife Oluwatosin Faremi, who was also a police corporal attached to Obantoko Police Division, Abeokuta.
Residents of the area said the policeman had been accusing his wife of infidelity.

Abuja residents in fear as explosion rocks Garki plaza

Scene of the explosion

It was a scene of pandemonium and panic as residents scampered for safety on Thursday when explosion rocked Shagari Plaza on Moshood Abiola Way, Garki-Area One, Abuja.
SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered that the quick succession in which the explosion occurred made customers and neighbours to scamper into safety. Many expressed fears that it was a bomb explosion.
But an eyewitness account said the first explosion occurred at about 5:17pm when a gas cylinder exploded. A jeep parked close to the gas dispenser went up in flames.

Fear grips Amaechi as NJC suspends, queries Agumagu, Rivers CJ

Amaechi swearing in Agumagu

Authentic information reaching SHOWBIZPLUSng has it that Governor Rotimi Amaechi, his entire cabinet and loyalists are currently jittery and apprehensive following the suspension and query issued by the National Judicial Council (NJC) on Thursday to the embattled Chief Judge of Rivers, Justice P.N.C. Agumagu.
The suspension and query was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the office of the Acting Director of Information, NJC, Mr. Soji Oye.
It said that the Council took the decision at its emergency meeting on Wednesday.

Confusion, jubilation as court bars Lagos from collecting toll on Lekki-Ikoyi bridge

Lekki-Ikoyi bridge

There was jubilation among the populace and visible confusion at the seat of government yesterday when a Federal High Court, Lagos ruled that there was no existing law in Lagos State permitting the collection of toll on the newly constructed Lekki-Ikoyi Suspension Bridge.
SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered that Justice Saliu Saidu, said this while delivering judgment in a suit by a Human Rights activist, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, against the Lagos State Government (LASG), over collection of toll on the bridge.

2015: More troubles for ex Delta Speaker, Ochei as PDP elders dump him for Olejeme

SHOWBIZPLUSng recently gathered that prominent Delta State elders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday canvassed support for the governorship ambition of the chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme
They also distanced themselves from the gubernatorial ambition of the former speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Engineer Victor Ochei.
Those who joined the Olejeme for Governor Train are the new Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Onwusanya, chairman, ULO Construction Company, Chief Uche Okpuno, former commissioner for women affairs, Chief Theodora Giwa- Amu, Chief Edwin Uzor and Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oshimili South Local Government Area.  

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Money Laundering: Witness reveals shocking details of how Fani Kayode used FCMB to siphon millions

Fani Kayode
More can of worms were recently opened by a prosecution witness  and a legal officer with Otunba Subomi’s Firtst City Monument Bank (FCMB) who  told a Federal High Court, Lagos, that several forms of deposits running into millions of naira were made by Femi Fani-Kayode, while he was the Minister of Aviation.
The witness, SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered, however, said there was no formal report  made to any authority concerning the financial transactions by the former minister.
Fani-Kayode, is standing trial on an amended 40-count charge bordering on money laundering.

Dejumo Lewis endorses Uzor Ngoladi’s new book, Toxic Eucharist

Dejumo Lewis and Uzor Ngoladi at the reading

SHOWWBIZPLUSng can boldly say that it was the gathering of family, friends and well wishers at the book reading and signing of Toxic Eucharist, a novel written by Uzor Ngoladi, which took place on March 22, 2014 at Terrakulture Arts Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos. Veteran actor and arts enthusiast, Dejumo Lewis who graced the occasion had this to say about the book: "It turned out to be a cherished experience for me at this book reading. I could not put the book down till i finished reading it. Thanks for painting a vivid picture of me in Father Desmond had I made it to the Catholic priesthood. I probably could have been worse, being a highly romantic person myself. I have since been myself with a clear conscience and yet a staunch Catholic!"

Drug war: FG may ban Ethiopian Airline over NDLEA’s Indictment

There are strong indications that the Federal Government of Nigeria may soon ban and revoke the operating licence of Ethiopian Airline following the incessant cases of drug couriers regularly linked with the embattled airline. 

Recently, two suspected drug traffickers held by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) blamed their friend for luring them into the criminal act.

Meanwhile, the agency, in a statement obtained by SHOWBIZPLUSng said Ethiopian airline has become synonymous with the illicit trade.

Shocker! How Asian companies imported 40 Chinese Prostitutes as expatriate workers

The imported Chinese prostitutes

SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered that more shocking facts are beginning to emerge on the activities Asian prostitution cartel using Nigeria as its operational base in West Africa. 
In fact, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has said that the 40 Chinese teenage girls earlier arrested on Sunday, at Emina Crescent, Ikeja,  were brought into Nigeria on expatriate quotas of four Chinese owned companies operating in the country.
Consequently, NIS disclosed that the four companies including a popular iron melting company located in Ogba area of Lagos would be sanctioned for abuse of immigration/expatriate quota law of Nigeria.

N5, 000 theft: Court sentences man to death…Another to die for robbing with travelers

SHOWBIZPLUSng findings revealed that a motor park loader, otherwise known as “Agbero” has been sentenced to death by hanging having been found guilty of robbing his victims of total sum of N5,520, two handsets while armed with cutlass when his gang broke into their apartments.
The 31-year-old convict, Emeka Nweke said to be the only son of the parent was Wednesday sentenced to death by an Asaba high court, which agreed that prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Kinabuti launches new collection, empowers youths

Kinabuti, recently launched a new collection of T‐shirts from its Kbuti label. According to a press statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng, the event
which hosted loads of friends and clients to a variety of food, drinks and music, showcased the
T‐shirts which were printed specially for the Kbuti label as part of its social project by the
Youths of Orile Iganmu community, Lagos and KFI.

Nigeria at war: Boko Haram already killed 1,000 this year – NEMA

Boko Haram insurgents
It has been revealed that more than 1,000 people have been killed so far this year in three states in northeastern Nigeria worst hit by Boko Haram violence, according to the country’s main relief organisation.
SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) figures are the starkest indication yet of the increase in bloodshed in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe that have caused growing concern.
NEMA said in a presentation in Abuja on Tuesday that people living in the states were “caught up in an intensifying conflict”, which has been raging since 2009.

National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria hosts business community, Diplomatic Corps

As part of activities scheduled for the first year of operations of the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria (NCCN) which was inaugurated in February 2013, a Business Outreach event has been organised to introduce the Nigerian business and diplomatic community and key industry players to the Council’s competitiveness agenda as well as facilitate opportunities for collaboration towards positively transforming business productivity in Nigeria.

SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered that the event is scheduled for Friday, April 4th, 2014, at the Southern Sun Hotel, Ikoyi. It will help raise awareness on competitiveness and its attendant effect on businesses operating in Nigeria. Furthermore, it will provide a platform to mobilise the private sector with input from government around developing and implementing a clear competitiveness agenda to boost the collective prosperity of Nigerians.  

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Corrupt Enrichment: Angry Nigerians attack Atiku on social media


Embattled former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday denied corruption allegations preferred against him as the Chairman of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund.
Atiku, who is always receiving criticisms whenever heated debates on corrupt practices in the country open online, took to his blog,, to dismiss the claim.
According to him, his reaction is to explain to his online critics the way the “PTDF was designed to work, and what happened during my time in office.”

More fears over Akunyili’s failing health…As she reacts

Despite her frail health, the former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili, has denied reports that she is critically ill of an unknown life-threatening ailment, which has kept her bedridden abroad.
Akunyili,          then                                                                                           now
In a post she made on her Facebook page on Tuesday, Akunyili, who was nominated to represent Anambra State at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja, said she had since recovered from her illness and had been declared fit for the conference by her doctors.
 She, however, did not disclose what kind of illness that befell her, but she admitted that it made her “shed much weight,” but she needed to “regrow.”


Excitement as MTN fetes subcribers with Browse Like Home When You Roam package

As part of its effort to ensure internet accessibility at the most affordable rate while roaming, leading ICT and Telecommunications Company in the country, MTN, has slashed its data roaming rate with the introduction of its new roaming package tagged   Roam like Home with “MTN One World’.
According to a press statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng, the MTN One World rates will enable MTN prepaid and post-paid subscribers, who travel out of the country, to have access to the internet on their mobile phones and send text messages, paying a standard home rate of 5kobo per kilobyte and N4 per SMS, as if they are in Nigeria. This service is available in any of its 19 operating countries.

Meet the Nigerian, Kenn Ayere, who owns the biggest African eatery in South Africa

                Mr. & Mrs. Kenn Ayere                Entrance of  HomeBaze               Customers eating at HomeBaze                                                              

Here in Nigeria, the name Kenn Ayere, might not ring a bell, but in South Africa, where he has lived and worked in the last 18 years, he is a household name among his countrymen, South Africans and members of the diplomatic community, this SHOWBIZPLUSng can authoritatively reveal.

Nasarawa State Commissioner in police net for jumping State House of Assembly fence

 Nasarawa Gov, Makura

For debasing his office and acting like a gangster, the Nasarawa Police Command, Tuesday, arrested the Nasarawa State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Innocent Lagi, for scaling the fence of the State House of Assembly to serve a court order.
Lagi, SHOWBIZPLUSng learnt was at the Assembly to serve the officials with a court injunction restraining the House from summoning the chairman of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission, NASIEC, and his commissioners to appear before them.

Shame! Sanusi dragged to court for fraudulently selling Intercontinental Bank to Saraki, Imokhuede, Wigwe for N50bn

Sanusi                                                        Saraki                                                  Imokhuede                                       Wigwe

Shareholders of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc, yesterday, dragged the suspended and embattled governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, before a Federal High Court in Abuja, accusing him of complicity in an alleged N50billion fraud.
SHOWBIZPLUSng checks revealed that in a suit they entered through their lawyer, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, the plaintiffs, including Abdullahi M. Sani, Adaeze Onwuegbusi and Chijioke Ezeikpe, alleged that Sanusi, as the CBN governor, acted contrary to the provisions of sections 12, 32, 35 and 39 of the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act, Cap B4 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, by deliberately falsifying the actual financial state of affairs/solvency of Intercontinental Bank Plc and subsequently sold it to his cronies at a ridiculous sum of N50 billion.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fraud in Synagogue Church as TB Joshua drags photographer to court

TB Joshua

A serious crisis is currently brewing at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Lagos, as a 35-year-old photographer, Ganiyu Olusegun, has been accused of defrauding the church by fraudulently reproducing the anointing water of its General Overseer, Pastor Temitope Joshua, in order to sell it.
The inglorious incident, SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered happened on the Lagos Island, Lagos State.
The police said Olusegun, in connivance with other suspects who were at large, also forged the pastor’s books and a compact disc entitled, ‘As it was, so it is.’
He was said to have been arrested with 76 packs of the books and 45 cartons of the CD.

Just In: CBN office on fire

The office on fire

Unconfirmed info filtering into SHOWBIZPLUSng has it that the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lagos office is currently on fire. The fire reportedly started at about 5:40 pm today. We would keep you posted as more facts emerge on the inferno.

Sharia police arrests 69 commercial sex workers in Kano

Some of the arrested prostitutes
The Kano State Hisba Board has arrested 69 young men and women for allegedly engaging in prostitution and other immoral acts in Kano metropolis.
The Director-General of the board, Dr Abba Sufi, told newsmen in Kano on Monday that the suspects were apprehended between Sunday night and early hours of Monday.
He said those arrested included 60 females and nine males, adding that they were apprehended   in three houses along Abedi Sabon Gari area of Kano.

(Photo News) MultiChoice dragsTelemundo boss to Nigeria

L-R: Efe Obiomah, PR Manager GOtv; Colin Mcleod, Managing Director, Emerging Markets EMEA Universal Networks International and Public Relations Manager, MultiChoice, Caroline Oghuma during a press briefing at Wheatbaker, Ikoyi Lagos on Friday, 21 March, 2014.

My songs heal troubled souls-gospel act, Ebiere Pre-gee

The idiom "don't judge a book by its cover" is a metaphorical phrase which means "you shouldn't prejudge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone. This statement best captures the amazing world of talented Delta State born singer, Ebiere Pre-gee; despite walking with crutches since she was barely a year old, her singing prowess has continued to enliven most Nigerians who listen to her songs. According to the budding crooner, her songs heal broken hearts, energizes the down trodden and brings lasting joy to the troubled and afflicted. Enjoy the interesting and emotional encounter with Miss Pre-gee as she shares her story with SHOWBIZPLUSng    

The Chronicles of Ushbebe goes to Muson

After several months of meticulous planning, multi-talented Naija FM OAP, actor and comedian, Justice Nuagbe popularly known as Ushbebe has concluded plans to storm Muson Centre, Lagos, with the first edition of his concert series.
Tagged: The Chronicles Of Ushbebe, the event holds on May 18, 2014.

SHOWBIZPLUSNG gathered that leading entertainers expected to thrill alongside Ushbebe include;  Kcee, Iyanya,Terry G, Ill Bliss, Sean Tizzle, Chidinma, Harry Song, Jaywon, Reminisce, Solid star, Praiz, Yemi Alade, Yung L, Patoranking and Tekno. Others are: Yemi sax, Emma Nyra, AY, I go Die, Gordons, Seyi law, Helen Paul,
Elenu, Koffi, Mc Abbey,Sim card, D Don, Buchi, Maleke, Princess among many others.

AB Cowboy thrills First Lady at concert, gets Peace Award

AB Cowboy being congratulated by First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan at the event

Multi-talented gyration master, AB Cowboy recently thrilled the First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan alongside other African First Ladies at the recently held National Youth Peace Concert.
SHOWBIZPLUSNG gathered that Cowboy didn’t only perform; he also declared open the well attended event that held at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
For his exhilarating performance, which got many of the special guests asking for more, including Dame Jonathan and her VIP guests, Cowboy was honoured with a Peace Ambassador award alongside a medal and certificate from African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM), organizers of the groovy event.

Onwubiko, Bimbo Manuel, Alex Lopez, Ibidapo-Obe, others storm Unilag for ‘No Excuses’

SHOWBIZPLUSNG can authoritatively reveal that this Saturday, April 5, leading Nigerians drawn from the entertainment, corporate and academic sectors will converge inside the Afe Babalola Auditorium, University of Lagos, to speak and motivate youths on how to conquer fears and challenges in life.
With the theme: “No Excuses,’’ speakers expected at the Afresh Global Foundation-powered programme include: Reuben Onwubiko, Bimbola Wright, Tunde Obrimah, KC Victor, Prof. Sam Ayanlaja and Toyin Olamiji.
Interestingly, the famous Nollywood duo of Bimbo Manuel and Alex Lopez are expected to storm the gathering which kick off at 10.a.m., as special guests.

Rochas Okorocha on war path with APC…Accuses party of imposition of candidates

Okorocha and Aregbesola at an APC rally
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha, has urged the party to stop the culture of imposition of candidates in order to move ahead of the competition.
Okorocha said this in his remarks at the 1st Progressive Governors-Legislative-Civil Society Roundtable in Abuja, on Monday.
The roundtable SHOWBIZPLUSNG learnt was tagged ‘Improving Governance through transparent budgeting, accountability and effective public financial management.’ The Imo State governor, who said he was aligning himself to comments made by a previous speaker, said the 2015 general election was for the APC to win or lose.
According to him, the outcome of the recent opinion polls conducted by APC’s foreign consultant is a true reflection of what is on ground, noting that for the APC to form the government in 2015, it must do things differently.
Okorocha said, “Our victory is in our hands, it is left for us to make it or mar it but I believe we can make it. I believe that this issue of imposition of candidates must stop in APC and that is the only way.

Monday, March 24, 2014

President Jonathan speaks at the Hague, supports efforts to curb threat of nuclear terrorism

 President Goodluck Jonathan  today (Monday) at the Hague in the Netherlands reaffirmed Nigeria's full commitment to the global fight against the threat of nuclear terrorism, but said that Nigeria, under his leadership will continue to pursue efforts to harness nuclear energy and technology for socio-economic development.

In his statement to the third global security summit which opened in the city today, President Jonathan, in a release sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng and signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, said that while Nigeria will continue to support all efforts against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, the world must respect the right of countries to the peaceful use of nuclear energy for development purposes.

Families in tears as Malaysia says missing jet crashed at sea

Malaysia said Monday the passenger jet which went missing more than two weeks ago crashed in the Indian Ocean, but shed no light on the mystery of why it veered from its intended course.
Prime Minister Najib Razak said new satellite analysis of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370′s path placed its last position in remote waters off Australia’s west coast, and far from any landing sites.
The sombre announcement on the fate of the plane ended 17 days of agonising uncertainty for relatives of those on board — two thirds of them Chinese.

Islamic Cleric docked for defiling 12-yr-old girl

A 32-year-old Islamic cleric, Kazeem Jimoh, on Monday appeared before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun State, charged with the alleged defilement of a 12-year-old girl.
Jimoh, whose address was not given, from SHOWBIZPLUSNG findings, is facing a one-count charge of rape.
The prosecutor, Inspector, Peter Molokwu, told the court that the cleric committed the offence on March 18 at 8.00 p.m. in an uncompleted building opposite Community Primary School, Iloye in Ota.
Molokwu said that the accused lured the girl into the building and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
He said that police investigation revealed that the cleric had previously engaged in the act with the girl.

Nigeria Police, IGP endorse Tricia Eseigbe’s –The Psychologist

IGP, Abubakar with Eseigbe during the award presentation
Nollywood star, Tricia Esiegbe’s fight against child sexual abuse and molestation recently got a big boost. SHOWBIZPLUSNG learnt that Eseigbe’s latest advocacy project The Psychologist –  a public awareness campaign project  on Child Sexual Abuse, has now got the support, endorsement and partnership of the Nigeria Police Force.
The Psychologist, according to the presenter and producer of Boldfaces, is designed to expose sexual predators within Nigeria and also create a support platform for victims of child molestation.

Greedy Court Registrar jailed for demanding bribe

SHOWBIZPLUSNG gathered that an Enugu High Court has sentenced the Registrar of a Magistrate’s Court in Enugu State, Anikwu Ifesinachi, to three years imprisonment without an option of fine, for demanding bribe.
According to a statement from the spokesperson for the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, Mr. Folu Olamiti, on Sunday, Justice A. A. Nwobodo convicted him after finding him guilty of contravening section 10 (a) (ii) of the ICPC Act, 2000.
Ifesinachi was accused of demanding N80, 000.00 bribe from the relation of a suspect before he would process the warrant of release of the suspect who was in custody for about two years.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Amaechi's camp jittery as PDP asks governor to resign

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State chapter says the State will be better off if Gov Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi throws in the towel having failed in his oath of allegiance to protect lives and properties of the Rivers people as the Chief Security Officer in the State.
SHOWBIZPLUSNG gathered that this is coming on the heels of an open acknowledgment  by Gov. Amaechi of rising rate of crimes and insecurity in the State while performing the ground breaking ceremony of the foundation stone laying of the new secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Rivers State Council.

Behold world's most expensive dog... Sold for $2m in China

The million dollar dog

In what has been described as the most expensive dog sale ever, a Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for almost 2 million dollars, a report said recently.
A property developer paid 12 million yuan (1.9 million dollars) for the one-year-old golden-haired mastiff at a “luxury pet” fair on Tuesday, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the Qianjiang Evening News reported.

Dbang goes into farming, unveils Koko Garri

Dbang posing with his Garri
Controversial Koko Master D’banj has joined the long list of corporate farmers in Nigeria. SHOWBIZPLUSNG gathered that as a One Ambassador, he recently unveiled his new product, Koko Garri at the One Do Agric Campaign launch which took place at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, as the first intended product to come out from his company, Koko Holdings.
D’banj looking all dapper in blazers posted a pix of the new product on his Instangram page and wrote “iambangalee Finally here after 5 yrs.I can proudly say #KokoGarri is the firSt product of Koko Holdings, thanks to God, @oneinafrica, #DoAgric It Pays and #Nagropreneurs. Join me youths, we can do this.”

Aftermath of rape mess: Obesere plans to shoot movie


SHOWBIZPLUSNG recently gathered that disgraced Fuji musician, Alhaji Abass Akande popularly known as Obesere has concluded plans to shoot a gripping movie on rape. The Fuji singer who was recently hit by a rape scandal is taking the advantage of the situation by turning it into a film.
According to our findings, Obesere has written a script about rape and is currently shopping for artistes who will fit into the characters. It is not yet certain if the famous musician will be starring in the movie, but prominent artistes are sure to take the lead in the movie. Unconfirmed reports also have it that a total sum of N20 million has been budgeted for the project.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Unbelievable! DR Congo recruits robots as traffic police

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa is notorious for bad traffic. So police are getting a helping hand to keep the cars moving.
Two giant traffic robots have appeared in the capital, a city where drivers normally spend hours in traffic and which has become notorious for corrupt traffic police.
Unlike their human counterparts, the robots, which have built-in cameras to report traffic offences to a central computer, are unable to collect bribes.

Anger, shame as acute scarcity of drinking water hits Rivers State

Tap Water

The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described as unfortunate the continued acute scarcity of drinking water in the State despite the huge resources available to Gov Amaechi administration to satisfy this basic need.

The party in a statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSNG by Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media to the State Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah made the observation while speaking at this year’s World Water Day Celebration.

The PDP blamed the lingering water problem in the State on Governor Chibuike Amaechi’s inability to differentiate between the basic needs of the people and political exigencies, stressing that water is essential to sustenance of life and is the sole reason for the celebration by the United Nations.

Nigeria's OAPs Toke Makinwa, Freeze, Toolz make final list of Nominees for Nickelodeon 27th Annual Kids Choice Awards

R-L: Toolz and Don Jazzy
When it comes to the year’s best in entertainment, there’s no need to ask an academy; just ask the kids, and they’ll let you know. Today, kids made their voices heard as the nominees for the 27th Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards were announced.

Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg will host the most amazing slime spectacle on Nickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) and (GOtv Channel 62). SHOWBIZPLUSNG gathered that the awards will be taking place on Saturday, March 29, in LA, and premiering across Africa on Nickelodeon on Wednesday, April 2,  2014 at 04:00pm.

Private jet lands Petroleum Minister, Diezani in big trouble… As Reps probe N10bn she wasted on aircraft

Diezani with the jet

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution to probe an alleged spending of N10bn by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to charter and maintain a jet for her personal use.
SHOWBIZPLUSNG gathered that the resolution indicated that the minister spent 500,000 Euros or N130m monthly to maintain the aircraft in the last two years.
“Thus, in the last two years, the minister has committed at least N3.120bn to maintaining the private jet, which is used solely for her personal needs and those of her immediate family, which is an appalling act”, the sponsor of the motion, Mr. Samuel Adejare, told the House.
He alleged that other “wasteful” costs associated with the minister’s frequent trips with the jet were “currently estimated at N10bn, which include payment of allowances to the crew for trips, hanger parking and rent based on the lease agreement.”