Thursday, November 26, 2015

Ayade Swears In Commissioners Tomorrow - 27th November 2015

Gov Ben Ayade
The Chief Press Secretary to the Cross River State Governor has announced that the Governor will swear in new members of his cabinet on Friday, November 27, 2015.

The swearing in takes place at the Executive Council Chambers at 10 a.m and the Commissioner-designates are expected to be seated in the Council Chambers by 9am.  The new commissioners who will be sworn in include a former member of the State House of Assembly -Mr George O'Ben-Etchi and Mr Asuquo Ekpeyong who would set the record as the youngest commissioner in the state.  See the full list of commissioners HERE.

Commisioner Designate George O'Ben-Etchi

Have You Heard Chigurl's "Hello" Cover? Hilarious!!

When I read that Chigurl had released her version of Adele's Hello, I knew it would have a different twist and she did not disappoint.

Click HERE to listen to Chigurl's cover of 'Hello'....


Calabar Carnival 2016: "Climate Change" Theme Unveiled

Calabar Carnival

The Cross River State (CRS) government unveiled the theme of the 2015 Calabar Carnival at a star studded ceremony which took place at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday 22nd November 2015.
Gov Ayade with Senator Ita Giwa and the Carnival Queen

The theme of the 2015 carnival was unveiled as "Climate Change".  The governor said the carnival had been restyled with a Bikers Day and Disco Fiesta being introduced to give the carnival new life.

Ayade speaking at the event

Young Girl Hit By Electic Pole In Port Harcourt (Warning - Extremely Graphic Pictures)

Stop Reckless Driving
This little girl had her life cut short by the recklessness of man.  She was brushing her teeth outside her home when a truck which was being chased by a police van ran into the bush and hit an electricity pole causing the pole to fall.  Unfortunately, the pole fell on this innocent girl who was brushing her teeth outside her home.
May her soul rest in peace....

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends - save me some mac and cheese!!

Woman Crushed To Death On Akpapuyo-Ikang Road

That the state of the road connecting Akpapuyo and Ikang to Calabar is deplorable is an understatement.  Recently, a woman was crushed to death by a trailer on the road.

This is an appeal to the government to sit up and take their responsibilities seriously.  Why must citizens loose their lives before roads are repaired?  See pictures of the state of the road below:

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Help Track Down This Hit and Run Driver.....

Hit and Run Driver - Toyota Car

The driver of the Toyota car pictured above with registration number Kano AL 676 NSR hit a Keke and its passenger along Victor Akan by King Street earlier on today in the city of Calabar.  The incident took placea t about 6.5pm.  He failed to stop at the scene to check if the keke driver and passenger were badly injured and drove away like the speed of light.  But not before his number plates were captured by others at the scene.

If you have any details regarding the owner of this vehicle and the person who was driving it at the time of the accident, kindly contact the Nigerian Police, Atakpa police station calabar.

AL 676 NSR
The keke was badly mangled due to the impact of the collision but the keke driver and his passenger escaped with minor injuries.

Nollywood Actor Alex Ekubo arrives London for First Lady Premiere

Alex Ekubo
Hottie Alert!! Handsome actor Alex Ekubo has arrived the city of London for the London premiere of his latest movie - First Lady which is produced by Omoni Oboli.

The actor was pictured at Terminal 4, London Heathrow on his arrival.

Have you bought your tickets for First Lady? Dont be a 'waste'! Grab yours now from as they are running out fast!  You can also call 07946811253.

Joseph Benjamin Arrives London For "First Lady" Premiere

Actor Joseph Benjamin arrived the city of London a couple of hours ago for the "First Lady" premiere which takes place at Greenwich Odeon on Friday 27th November 2015.  

The actor shared his picture with the caption:

#Thanksgiving With Black Families

It is Thanksgiving tomorrow and the tag #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies has been trending on twitter.  Here are some trending hilarious memes to brighten your day.....

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Uyo Half Marathon - Entry Open Till 30th November 2015

Always dreamt of completing a half marathon?  Now is the time to realise your dream and give it a tick on your bucket list.

Walk or run 21km on Airport Road, Uyo.  Registration is still open and closes on 30th November 2015.  More details on TRUPPR website.

Venue:              Shelter Afrique Field, Uyo
Date:                 Saturday, December 05, 2015
Time:                 05:30 AM ‐ 10:30 AM
Fee:                    ₦4000

Contact:              07035491752; 08063399488;  08023694421

True Or Not........

The travails of a naturalista.......

Monday, November 23, 2015

Omoni Oboli Arrives London For "First Lady" Premiere

The beautiful actress was pictured at Heathrow Airport when she arrived the UK for her "First Lady" premiere which takes place at Greenwich Odeon on Friday 27th November 2015.

Thought Of The Day

Uwakwe-mangse Hanna said:

Exactly 8 months and 15 days ago, Buhari tweeted this on his Twitter handle.

His psychopathic followers jumped on Facebook to insult GEJ now as am speaking to you they are silent.

It's either they are ashamed or dead, or have no light to charge their phones, iPads and computers, whichever way I pray they've learnt their lessons.

Do you agree with Hanna?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Snake Amongst Shadows: Book Signing Event In Pictures

Snake Against Shadows Merchandise

Author Chima Ezechukwu

The "Snake Amongst Shadows" book signing event place at CLR James Library, E8.  The evening started with a brief history on the life, value and work of CLR James which was presented by Editor Sam Amalemba.

A question and answer session with the audience then followed with both the audience and the author picking each other's brains.  There was healthy banter about the adventures of the Expendable Private Investigator (P.I.) Logan.  The evening ended with the author signing copies of his book at the event.

Editor and Compere - Sam Amalemba

Sam talking about the life and ideals of CLR James

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Timaya, Grafton Entertainment and DM Records Storm Port Harcourt City In December

The city of Port Harcourt is agog with excitement as Grafton Entertainment in conjunction with DM Records will be hosting, for the very first time, Timaya and Friends in a concert tagged – ‘I Concur’.  The Concert will take place on Saturday 19th December 2015.

The ‘I Concur’ concert title was drawn from Timaya’s song, “I Concur” featuring Don Jazzy and will hold at a brand new venue called ‘The HUB’, located at Peter Odili Road, Port Harcourt.  The state of art 3,000 capacity venue will be officially opened on that date. The concert shall see the Egberi 1 of Bayelsa performing live on stage other top Nigerian artistes including, 2Face Idibia, Tiwa Savage, Kcee, Mr 2Kay, Patoranking, Burna Boy, Kiss Daniel, Phyno, Run Town, Bukwild, Knowledge and many others.

Happy Birthday PSquare!

Twin brothers and Artistes - PSquare turned 35 today.  Happy Birthday to both of them!!

Making Babies In Poverty - Charly Boy

Area Fada hits the nail on the head - GBAM!
Area Fada

Charly Boy

Go ye into the world be fruitful and multiply, oh! yes that's what the good book says. However certain people take this literally. They see children as a blessing from God and they view it as their duty to fulfill this prophecy by promoting procreation, rejecting all forms of birth control, including natural family planning.

Children are viewed as a reward from God and the more children one has, the more one has been blessed by God but the big question is, does this put food on the table especially in this hard times?!!

I'm still trying to wrap my head around why the poor have more children when they can't afford to raise them. And why the rich have fewer children when they can afford to have more. The population demography of any society is vital in Nation building and governments around the world have effected policies to control this growth.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Nollywood Actress Empress Njamah Is A Year Older Today

Birthday Girl - Empress

The beautiful actress shares these pictures to commermorate her special day.  Happy Birthday Beautiful!!

Family of Late Deputy Gov Mathias Offoboche Announce Burial Arrangements

Late Dr Offoboche

Late Dr Offoboche

The family of the former Deputy Governor of Cross River state, Late Dr. Matthias Oko Offoboche, have released burial information for their deceased husband, father and grandfather.  

In a statement by the first son of the deceased Dr Clay Oko Offoboche, the body of the deceased deputy governor is expected to arrive Abuja International airport on Monday 30th November 2015.  A church service will take place at the Holy Trinity Abuja on the same day.  There will be a lying-in-state at his Abuja residence after the mass.

Calabar Carnival Dry Run In Pictures

The city of Calabar was agog with excitement on Saturday 14th November 2015 when the first  dry run of the Carnival Calabar took place.  The dry run was flagged off by the Deputy Governor Prof. Ivara Esu who represented the  Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade.

It was a 'practice run' which showcased a display of the latest dance steps by the 5 carnival bands in readiness for the big event in December 2015.  The government promised that the 2015 event will be glamorous, excellent with international presence from different countries.

Rihanna is one of the artistes expected to take part in the 2015 edition of the carnival.  The Flamingo Carnival Group from Spain, Trailers of Italy and Leo of  France are also expected to be part of the carnival.  Bikers from the Bikers Circuit of South-South Nigeria are also expected to feature at the Carnival.  The dry run started at the Millennium Park, took revellers through Mary Slessor, Ndidem Usang Iso, MCC and terminated at the Murtala Muhammed Highway.

Prof Esu flagging off the dry run

Monday, November 16, 2015

Nollywood Actress Oge Okoye Turns 35 Today!!

Happy Birthday Oge!!
Oge Okoye
The birthday girl took to Instagram to share her joy at reaching 35.....

Yeahhhh! Hip!Hip!Hip!Hurray! 
t's my bday today and what can I say unto the Lord!  
All I want to say is THANK YOU LORD.  
I wish myself strength and wisdom for days to come and success with everything that I do today. 
I wish myself continuous happiness till the older years of my life,to see my children children.
I wish myself many more years of joy,love,laughter,good health and prosperity.

I am as young as my faith,
As old as my doubt,
I am as young as my self confidence,
As old as my fear,
I am as young as my hope,
As old as my despair, 
#birthdayglamqueen  #bdaygurl  #love  #161115 #mybirthdate  #simplyme  #beautifulwishes #igbogirl #Anambraqueen #AngelicQueen #ProudCitizenofNigeria

Source: Instagram

2015 Calabar Carnival: Talent Auditions

Can You Dance?  Can You Sing? Do You have DJ skills? Can You Make People Laugh?

The Cross River State Tourism Bureau is staging an audition for interested persons with the following skills:
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Comedy
  • Disc Jockey

What Happened To Hestia Thomas? IGP Orders Fresh Investigations Into Her Death

Late Consultant - Dr Thomas

Dr Thomas and her family

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase has ordered fresh investigations into the suspicious death of late Consultant Dr Hestia Thomas.  This fresh investigation was as a result of the petition dated 3rd November 2015 which was sent to the IGP by Concerned Women Voices.
The Group released a statement reproduced below regarding the IGP's orders.