Sunday, July 31, 2011

Karen and Wendall Wins Big Brother Amplified 2011

Karen Igho of  Nigeria and Wendall Parson of Zimbabwe wins the 2011 Big Brother Africa (BBA) Amplified. Each winner will go home with $200,000. BBA is a reality TV show by MNet Africa.

How Africa Voted:

Karen: 6 country votes – Nigeria, Angola, Rest of Africa, Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania
Wendall: 4 country votes – Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya
Luclay: 2 country votes – South Africa, Botswana
Lomwe: 1 country vote – Malawi
Sharon O: 1 country vote – Uganda
Hanni: 1 country vote – Ethiopia
Vina: 0 Country Votes.

What is Karen going to do with all these monies? What do you think about this year’s edition of the BBA TV show? Just curious…

Video: Peter Okoye's son dance on stage at the Invasion concert .

Two and half year old Cameron Okoye is the cutest little boy ever! Watch.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Boko Haram Finally Exposed Their Supporters

Just when the federal government of Nigeria is seeking to unravel the faces of patrons of a new Christian militia group dubbed Akhwat Akwop, the Jama’atul Ahlus Sunna Lid Da’awatis Jihad (JASLIDAT), otherwise known as Boko Haram has revealed that the masterminds of the radical Islamic sect are some prominent Northerners, whose identities would be made public soon.

An adherent of late Muhammad Yusuf, the slain leader of the group, Mallam Ali Teshako told THEWILL on Monday that the original brains behind the sect’s formation were Northern elites who under the pretext of sponsoring youths to study in the Middle East subsequently offered them as mercenaries to countries interested in training terrorists.

Mallam Teshako who dismissed the Akhwat Akwop as another “group of vultures” that wants to feast on the misfortunes of the apex government attributed its emergence to lack of good governance and injustice in the country.

“This is another group of thieves who want to seek relevance from the government,” Mallam Teshako explained. Going down memory lane the spokesperson of JASLIDAT, also known as Yusufiyya, named after its slain leader, said the original name of the group was the Taliban. He said the name Boko Haram was not its name but that it given to it by people in the states where they have followers and have been clashing with security operatives.

According to him, when those who formed JASLIDAT thought that they could manipulate Yusuf into towing their line, but he resisted.

“If he were alive he would have spilled the beans on the them. But nonetheless, we will reveal their identity at our convenience,” Teshako emphasized. He said the clashes between the group and security operatives in the country was as a result of the provocations by the police. He recalled that in 2009 the police who had shot dead two of their members traced them to a cemetery where they went to bury them and wounded 20 more people.

“Still not satisfied they trailed those wounded to a hospital in Maiduguri and prevented them from getting blood donations and treatments. In the wake of all these we were hounded, chased from our homes, some of us were killed and many were arrested including myself,” Teshako said.

Teshako indicated that many of the atrocities attributed to JASLIDAT are perpetrated by killer squads funded by some serving and defunct governors in North-East Nigeria. He gave an example of an attack on a police station that was actually carried out by the ECOMOG militia sponsored by former Borno governor, Ali Modu Sheriff. He said after the attack his group was blamed.

THEWILL independent checks however revealed that in August 2009, shortly after Muhammad Yusuf was killed he was linked with Nigerian businessman Bello Damagum, who was alleged to have been receiving money from an alleged al-Qaeda group in Sudan to recruit young men to his organisation. Part of the funds were also allegedly passed on to Yusuf.  In 2004 one Mohammed Salman (aka Ibrahim was arrested in Lahore in Pakistan and linked to Al-Qaeda.

The same year the State Security Service (SSS) in Kano paraded some young men who absconded from an al-Qaeda training camp in Mauritania. The SSS director in Kano then, Sadiq Dalhatu, who is now retired paraded them saying they were sent to be turned into “extreme Islamic zealots.” This led to the arrest and detention of Damagum, a director with Media Trust Limited (publishers of Daily Trust titles), and two others by the State Security Service (SSS). Later a court in Kano ruled that their detention was unlawful and a violation of their fundamental human rights as enshrined under chapter 4 section 35 of the constitution.

Damagum and the other suspects were detained from June 23 to July 7, 2004.  They were awarded N150, 000 as damages. The SSS was also directed to write a public apology to the three applicants, for their unlawful detention.

Teshako however told THEWILL in a conference call that Damagum is a small fry in the complex matrix of the Boko Haram web created by Northern elites. His claim is corroborated by a report by which reported that evidence of the movement’s emergence gathered by the SSS were given to the police which refused to act.

 “Inroads made by the SSS were thwarted by Muslim leaders who attacked the Director General of the SSS, Mr. Afakirya Gadzama, for trying to humiliate Islam because he is a Christian.”

The report titled ‘Nigeria: al-Qaeda Presence in Nigeria has been Kept under wraps’ stated that “to allay fears of religious prejudices the SSS chief organised a meeting with some top Muslim leaders and some of the arrested members of Boko Haram. They (the Northern leaders) have come out to accept the findings of the security services.”

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Few weeks back, we brought you a report that star actress Uche Iwuji has been grounded by her boyfriend who has remained unknown.

Uche herself made the revelation when she turned down invitations to different events, declaring that her fiancé had frowned at her incessant appearance at public functions.

But last week, the controversial actress made a sudden appearance at an event but she displayed an attitude that surprised those who noticed her and made people wonder what she wanted to achieve by that.

At the end of the event, Uche refused to leave the venue when others were going to their various homes and practically told friends who wanted to leave with her to go without her.

Those who noticed thought she was waiting behind to help the organizers pack up only to realize that Uche was actually waiting for a top politician who was present at the event.

Her game became obvious as she followed the middle aged man to every corner and finally stood beside his seat.

The light skinned actress remained at the bar of the event venue till 11pm waiting for the politician who was having a good time with some green bottles.

It was a shocker to people who realized that the English Language and Literature graduate of the University of Lagos was still playing the same game that has made her notorious in the past.

When the man who is said to be a newly elected Senator finally rounded up, he and Uche sneaked out of the bar late that night.

Recall that few months back, this actress was alleged to be pregnant for a European based married man and allegedly had a miscarriage.

Insiders equally told us that the pretty actress lost her Toyota Yaris car in an auto crash few weeks back and that she might be working out things to acquire another car.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Charly Boy at War with former PA of many years,Helen Sosu

Charly Boy put out a disclaimer which ran for two weeks in major softsell magazines stating that his longest serving personal assistant, Helen Sosu, and two others were no longer staff of his New Wave production, for reasons he never made public. You all know how disclaimers go, with pictures and all.

Now Helen is mad and wants to drag the weird one to court for defamation of character.

Helen Sosu, who is an English graduate of University of Lagos started out by featuring as Miss Fowl Leg in the now rested The Charly Boy Show, then rose to become his marteter and presenter and even wrote a book on Charly Boy a few years back.

Now she wants to drag him to court for 'tarnishing my image because he sees me as a competitor'.
In a letter of acknowledgement, the law firm representing her, Lagos Eculaw Law, said:

Charly Boy, the self-acknowledged owner of the so called Charly Boy brand has violated Ms Sosu's fundamental rights repeatedly and in several ways and has subjected her to relentless abuse, harassment, intimidation, defamation, false light and actionable adverse portrayals and has continued to do same even at this moment. Charly Boy's behaviour is a reckless and unprecedented display of raw power and influence in the Nigerian entertainment industry in recent times. His behaviour, motives and methods are unlawful and egregious and he has to be stopped.

Charly Boy is yet to react. The battle continues...


Uche Jumbo buys brand new SUV after crashing her FJ Cruiser

Uche Jombo just got for herself an ML Benz 350 valued at #8million few weeks after crashing her FJ Cruiser in a road accident which was brought to our notice that the accident was as a result of alcholic intake by the actress.

What do you think,I think Entertainment is becoming lucrative.Congrats Uche!!!!