Sunday, 30 November 2014

Star Wars trailer gets Lego makeover

There are Star Wars fans, and then there are complete Star Wars obsessives.One of the latter has spent more than 12 hours remaking The Force Awakens teaser trailer with Lego, and the result is pretty awesome.The first glimpse...

Matt Heath: Hard-living Stones may have cracked the secret

The Rolling Stones' songs are big and their sound is huge but the actual band is very little. From where I was sitting they were just tiny dots in the distance. Even close up Mick, Keith and Charlie are skinny wee dudes.It got me...

Piers Morgan slams LaBeouf's 'grotesque' rape claim

Piers Morgan has condemned actor Shia LaBeouf's "outrageous 'rape' claim", writing that it "demeans real rape victims" and was "ridiculous" on Twitter.The former British newspaper editor turned US commentator posted the remarks...

Tour news: Nas adds second Auckland show to NZ tour

Queensbridge rapper Nas sold out his upcoming Auckland show in just two days, but fans who missed out can now nab tickets to another show.The Illmatic star, who will be performing his 1994 classic debut in full during his three...

Actor reveals 'catastrophic' Star Wars audition

He may be hotly-tipped for next year's best actor Oscar, but Eddie Redmayne has shared details of his "catastrophic" Star Wars and The Hobbit auditions.The English actor, who plays Stephen Hawking in upcoming biopic The Theory...

Atiku Abubakar cancels his birthday dinner over Kano blast

Former VP Atiku Abubakar was supposed to celebrate his 68th birthday in Abuja today with family and friends but he has cancelled the party because of the blast in Kano yesterday that killed over 100. Find his statement after the cut..

'Mockingjay' tops 'Penguins,' 'Horrible Bosses'

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Moviegoers wanted another helping of "The Hunger Games.""The Hunger Games: Mockingjay " Part One" ruled the Thanksgiving box office for a second weekend in a row with $56.9 million, according to studio estimates...

Dear LIB readers: I want to leave my girlfriend because she had sex with me

From a male LIB reader. I never hear this kind one before Abeg read below...

My girlfriend and I have dated for two years now and for the period we have been together, she has NEVER said no to my sexual advances, as in never. She gives me her body at will and never hesitates. Last Sunday in Church my Pastor while preaching said that a woman who really loves you and would be faithful in marriage would not give you her body at all while you are dating and if at all she gives it to you, it would be after a "battle". Now am having a rethink because even me sef am wondering "why would she not ever say no to giving me her body? Does she respect her body at all or is it blind love? Would she be ever faithful? Is my Pastor right?

Lol. Nothing wey person no go hear. Oya, over to you guys...

Mark Strand, prize-winning poet, dies in NYC at 80

NEW YORK (AP) " Mark Strand, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate widely praised for his concentrated, elegiac verse and graceful command of both humor and despair, has died. He was 80.Strand, whose works were translated...

Emir of Kano, Sanusi visits scene of Central Mosque bomb blast

The Emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II who was out of Nigeria when the bomb blast at the Central Mosque in Kano occurred, arrived Nigeria today and went straight to the scene of the the attack to assess the situation.

During his 20 minutes visit to the blast scene, the Emir said with the way the attacks were carried out, it showed it was well planned and had taken the perpetrators close to two months to plan it.

"From all indications, they (attackers) have been planning this for at least two months. I have directed that the mosque be washed and cleaned and prayers should continue here. We will never be intimidated into abandoning our religion, which is the intention of the attackers" he said (photo credit: AFP)

Kano Mosque bomb blast victims in need of blood

According to the North West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Authority NEMA, Musa Illamah, most of the victims of the Central Mosque Kano bomb blast that happened on Friday Nov 28th are in dire of blood and consumables

"We went round the hospitals to assess the conditions of those who are receiving treatment and we were told that what they need most is blood and consumables. I spoke with the officials of the Federal Ministry of Health and and they have assured me that they would mobilize blood bank in Katsina to supply blood to the hospital" he told newsmen

Residents in Kano have been trooping to the various hospitals where the victims are being treated to donate blood.

Boko Haram attacks Shani in Borno state, many feared dead

Many people are feared dead after Boko Haram members attacked Shani local government in Borno state around 9pm yesterday night Nov 29th. A residents of the village said the sect members arrived their community on 10 motorcycles and immediately started shooting at people

"They came in about 10 motorcycles from Gwaskara axis well armed with Ak47 rifles Improvised Explosive Devices and petrol bombs wrecking havoc without confrontation as there were no military operatives or police to assist the armless civilians who were running helter-skelter for their dear lives. As I speak to you now, I left my people running towards Pakaina village for safety. It is only God that will know what is happening with the sporadic gunshots that engulfed the entire council area,” Mallam Babayo Ardo, a resident of the town told our National Mirror on phone.

This will be the third time the sect mebers are attacking Shani community

New summer festival heading to Mt Smart

Summer in Auckland wouldn't be complete without a crazy outdoor dance party and today Frontier Touring and Future Music Group have announced a new mini-festival: Future Sound System.Taking place at Mt Smart Stadium on Friday February...

Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Kcee Win At Channel O 2014 Music Awards + Full List Of Winners

The Channel O 2014 music awards has come and gone and three of our Nigerian artistes, Tiwa Savage, Kcee and Olamide did us proud. Tiwa Savage won the award for Most Gifted Female with the song, Eminado, Kcee won Most Gifted Duo for the song Pull Over while Olamide won under the Most Gifted West category for Turn Up. Check out the full list after the cut.

Most Gifted Male

Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza

Most Gifted Female

Tiwa Savage ft Don Jazzy – Eminado

Most Gifted Newcomer

Diamond – Number One

Most Gifted Duo, Group or featuring

Kcee ft Wizkid – Pull Over

Most Gifted Dance

Busiswa ft Various – Ngoku

Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall

Buffalo Souljah – Turn Up

Most Gifted Afro Pop

Diamond – Number One

Most Gifted Kwaito

Uhuru ft Oskido & Professor – Y-tjukutja

Most Gifted R&B

Donald – Crazy but amazing

Most Gifted Hip Hop

AKA – Congratulate

Most Gifted Southern

Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza

Most Gifted West

Olamide – Turn Up

Most Gifted East

Diamond – Number One

Most Gifted Video of the year

Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza

Samsung Galaxy A7 gets closer to launch after FCC visit

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is currently on sale in China and the Galaxy A3 soon to follow, but the top of the line Galaxy A7 is yet to come out. The phone's visit to the FCC is a strong indication that this will happen sooner than later. In the process, the specs of the Galaxy A7 were also revealed. They are align nicely with the the ones leaked in the end of October. The phone is built around a 5.2" display of 1080p resolution and is powered by the Snapdragon 615 chipset with 64-bit 1.5GHz octa-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is 16GB, but there's no information if there's a microSD card slot on board yet. The main camera is expected to be a 12 MP unit with Full HD video recording, while the selfie snapper will top out at 5 MP. The phone will also have an accelerometer, Bluetooth, a compass, GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi. Here's hoping the phone launches by the end of the year. Pricing and official information regarding availability are unavailable at the moment, though. Source |...

Alleged iPad Air Plus details make the rounds

According to the Japanese publication Mac Fan, Apple will released a 12.2" iPad Air Plus in the spring of next year. The report is featured in the magazine's January 2015 issue and includes alleged details about the upcoming slate, including a blueprint with physical measures. Apple iPad Air Plus will unsurprisingly sit above the iPad Air 2 when it launches. Purported measures of the previously rumored device are 305.31 x 220.8 x 7 mm (12 x 8.7 x .28 inches). The slate is said to feature Apple's next generation A9 processor. The potential launch of a 12.2" iPad would make sense considering Apple's latest product launches. The company delivered a significant upgrade over last year's model with the iPad Air 2, but barely touched anything with the iPad mini 3. Apple's Lack of attention towards the compact slate makes sense with iPhone 6 Plus in the marketplace. As we found out earlier this week, people fancy their large-screen iPhones a lot more than their iPads. One thing we wonder about is what will happen with the MacBook Air family if a 12.2" iPad launches. Our guess is that Apple might simply merge its MacBook Air and Pro families into a single product range in order to make space for the massive iPad Air Plus. Source |...

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition gets Lollipop update

The Google Play edition of the LG G Pad 8.3 is now receiving the Android 5.0 update. It may not have been as quick as one would have expected, with Google definitely not being as quick as before for rolling out the updates for its own devices but better late than never. Being the stock version of Android, the 5.0 update should bring all the Lollipop goodness, including the new Material Design, updated lockscreen, new notifications, improved performance, and (supposedly) improved battery life. If you have one of these devices then check to see the update is...

Moses - more a myth than a man?

The actor Christian Bale has said that Moses was "likely schizophrenic and one of the most barbaric characters I ever read about in my life", which may illuminate the way he plays the character in Ridley Scott's upcoming film Exodus:...

Let's do Time Warp again - Rocky Horror sequel set for debut

In 1973 a gender-bending musical that pushed the boundaries of good taste opened with an expected run of just three weeks ... and is still being staged across the world. Now, four decades later, a stage sequel to The Rocky Horror...

Classical review: APO, Auckland Town Hall

The partnership between Radio New Zealand Concert and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is long-standing and symbiotic.Friday's Settling the Score Live drew an enthusiastic APO audience to hear what radio listeners had taken to...

Grey Lynn plays host to swinging festival

Auckland's Grey Lynn Park Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary in style on Saturday.According to organisers, the free festival - which featured performances from a variety of artists and 250 stalls - attracted between 70,000...

Cyber Monday deals: Tesco midnight launch, New GAME sale, Amazon daily deals

FOLLOWING The success of Black Friday, shoppers can prepare themselves for another day of sales in the UK with Cyber Monday.

Filling up fast! Jake and Foggy race against the clock in I'm A Celeb Bushtucker Trial

THEY'RE TWO of the strongest contestants and camp mates picked Carl Fogarty and Jake Quickenden to take the latest Bushtucker Trial on I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

Photo: Imo Film Academy Collapses Barely A Week After Commissioning

Okay, so I have been receiving mails from some people that the Imo State Film Academy which I reported here on the blog has collapsed barely a week from the commissioning of the new place, but I refused to publish the mails because I tried to find out if it was true and the person I got in touch with denied it… Hmm.

But alas the building actually collapsed few days after Governor Okorocha commissioned it. Some reports have said it collapsed as a result of substandard material, but the state commissioner for Information, Engr. Chidi Ibe has finally spoken about the incident, and says it was as a result of an accident. Hear him;

“There was nothing like collapsed building. It was a trailer carrying a heavy generator and while trying to drop the equipment behind the Film Academy, one of the trailer’s tyres pulled and the trailer fell on the building. The impact of the trailer’s fall led to the collapse of the building,” he said. Check out some official photos from the event after the cut.

Awww, Jude Okoye and wife Ify, welcome daughter (photo)

Jude 'Engees' Okoye, the older brother and manager of P-Square has welcomed a baby girl with his wife, Ify. Ify gave birth at 7.29pm at Northside Hospital Atlanta, Georgia, yesterday Saturday Nov. 29th. Mother and daughter are doing great.

The little bundle of joy has been named Princess Emma Adanna Okoye. Big big congrats to them.

Supermodels Oluchi and Ojy Okpe put their bikini body on display

They are both mums of two. Wow! See another pic of the BFFs after the cut...

SPOILER: Handbags at dawn! Phil Mitchell and Nick Cotton come to blows in EastEnders

THEY'RE two of the most confrontational characters in the history of EastEnders so a face-off between Phil Mitchell and Nick Cotton's not going to end well.

Former Minister Of Foreign Affairs Dies Of Brain Tumour

Olugbenga Ashiru, a former minister of foreign affairs has died in a South African hospital today. Family members who confirmed his death said he died of brain tumour in the South African hospital. It was also gathered that Mr Ashiru has been hospitalized for over 3 months before passing away today. He was 66.

AY Comedian Pens Happy Anniversary Note To Wife

Ayo Makun and wife are celebrating their 6thwedding anniversary today and here’s what the comedian wrote to his sweet wife on his IG page...Find it after the cut.

He Ain’t Stopping! Freeze Flaunts Another Set Of Watches

Oh dear say what you like, Freeze aint stopping! Lol… so after flaunting his $50k wristwatch yesterday, a lot of people criticized him and even said they hope he has started securing the future of his kids and not just buying wrist watches which runs into millions. But all those comments and more, seems to have fallen on his deaf ears as Freeze few minutes ago came online and posted the above picture and asked his fans which of them they feel he should rock for a casual Saturday afternoon… Lol.. Freeze tho...

Jude Okoye shares pic with his new born daughter

Jude and Ify Okoye welcomed their daughter yesterday in the US..

The abs champion! Nicole Scherzinger flashes washboard tummy in netted crop top

SHE'S ONE of the hottest singers around and Nicole Scherzinger flaunted her impressive abs at a concert yesterday.

Acclaimed gospel musician Femi Omole unveils 'Clap Clap' album

Acclaimed Gospel singer, songwriter and musician, and worship leader at RCCG House Of Praise London, Femi Omole, is proud to unveil his exciting new debut album titled Clap Clap . Written by Femi Omole himself and produced by award-winning producer Evans Ogboi, Clap Clap is an exhilarating 10-track affair filled with emotive and soul stirring live music, which brings down the atmosphere of heaven to earth allowing true worshippers to bask in the glory of God.

Clocking in at just under 45 minutes, Clap Clap is distinct from the plethora of African and Gospel records of recent times - every of the ten songs that make this amazing album has been carefully thought out, crafted and selected for the sole purpose of reminding it’s listeners about the love of God. And what an excellent job of it, this Clap Clap album does - from its high energy praise songs, to the resounding ballads to its 80’s Funk influenced numbers, Femi Omole has brought an original and unique sound to the contemporary Gospel scene with this album.

Accompanied by a bevy of acclaimed live musicians, from Emmanuel Laykay Dada on drums, Matt Davieson Saxophone, and Amos Evwiarivi on keyboards, to Ben Trickey on guitar, James Fountain on trumpet, Patrick Kenny on Trombone, and Tolulope Ogunbameru on bass, Femi Omole has also made Clap Clap a collective effort pulling in an amazing array of talent, the effects of which is an album, not only strong on the live music element, but also brimming with outstanding musicianship and glorious sonic backdrops on every side and every song.

From the slow building opening track “Bought” which is inspired by the redemption work of Christ on the Cross, to the Psalm 47-inspired album title track “Clap Clap”, to the life-affirming number “Nobody Else”, to the stirring worship song “One True God” which pays ode to the Lamb of God, to the solemn album’s curtain call “In Your Presence”, Femi Omole’s Clap Clap is full of gratitude to God and filled with inspiration from start to finish, to make simply what is one of the best records you will hear in 2014, Gospel or otherwise.




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Downton Abbey's Phyllis Logan: 'I love meeting fans'

DOWNTON'S Phyllis Logan just loves her other life as housekeeper Mrs Hughes, no matter how many corsets she has to wear. And rumours that she’ll be running a B&B with Mr Carson are just below-stairs gossip – as Paula Kerr reports

Comedian AY and wife celebrate 6th wedding anniversary

Comedian AY Makun and his wife Mabel are celebrating their 6th wedding anniversary and 10 years of companionship today Nov. 30th. The couple are blessed with a daughter. Read AY's warm message to his wife posted on his instagram page..

"Within the twinkle of an eye, it is already 6 years of marital bliss and 10 years of companionship. I met u when i had nothing but as a woman of substance and integrity, u believed in d man u decided to spend d rest of ur life with. Through thick and thin we have grown into being there for each other, and understanding what it means to love and be loved. You are still the wind beneath my wings...that's why i fly so high in d place of grace and devine favour. I love and will always love u Mrs Makun. Happy anniversary"