Friday, September 5, 2014

Top 8 Affordable Wedding Venues In Nigeria For Your Big Day

Posted in: , ,

By Chinelo Ngene

Everybody loves weddings; the glamour, the colors, the music, the food, and the palpable tension in the air everyone tries to ignore. But a wedding wouldn’t really be as glamorous or colorful or awesome without the right venue, don’t you agree? The venue is what brings the whole event together, and I know how hard it is to find the perfect one.

Some people know from a young age where it is they want to have their wedding and plan every detail, save the groom, until the day itself. However, majority are really just clueless and only start from scratch when the question is popped.

Renting a hall doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, or any other body parts for that matter. There are actually some pretty affordable places that would be perfect for you that you don’t know about. This list of venue options with pretty neat packages are some you should consider while planning your wedding.

Floyd Mayweather's Ex-fiancee Sues Him for Assault, Defamation and Threatening Her With A Gun

Posted in: , ,

Floyd Mayweather broke up with his ex-fiancee Shantel Jackson several months ago with a lot of drama. He took every single thing he gave her during their five years together and displayed them on Instagram. He also shared receipts online showing that she had got abortions while with him.

Shantel may have kept quiet to all his tantrums, but now she's coming for payback. Shantel is suing the millionaire boxer for assault, battery, defamation, invasion of privacy, false imprisonment, and claimed he forced her to return her engagement ring at gun-point.

At the press conference, Shantel said

"There was a point in my relationship with Floyd that I thought we would be together forever. I loved him so much and I made sure that I took care of him the best I knew how.

I tried my best to make our relationship work by compromising and going to relationship counseling, but I finally realized that there was no hope and our relationship could not continue.

Maternity Style - Kourtney Kardashian Shows Off Her Bump In Tight Mini Dress

Posted in: , ,

Kourtney Kardashian showed off her growing curves and her toned legs recently in a tight white mini-dress.

She layered a cropped white T-shirt over the top for some added modesty and tied a pale blue denim jacket around her hips.

A pair of black Gladiator sandals and a matching handbag completed her perfectly put-together look.
The reality star wore her long glossy dark brown tresses in a sleek, straight style and had a full face of bronze make-up, her eyes shielded from the glare behind large black sunglasses, a swipe of orange-red lipstick adding a contrasting pop of colour to her ensemble.

Family Time - Beyonce With Jay Z and Blue Ivy Celebrate Her 33rd on Vacation

Posted in: , , , ,

Beyonce, with husband Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy, are currently on vacation and they spent her 33rd birthday on the beach with her family in the south of France on Thursday.

More photos below....

Mikel Obi Denies That He is Engaged To Russian Girlfriend, Olga Diyachenko

Posted in: , ,

Mikel Obi is one of Nigeria's top earning football players, and has been listed among the top 10 sexiest and most eligible bachelors [here].

Talking to sports journalist, Colins Udoh, 27 year old Mikel dismissed reports that he has proposed to Olga, his Russian girlfriend. Mikel admitted that they were together and added that Nigerian girls should not attack her on social media for dating him. He said;

"Yes, she is my girlfriend, but I have not proposed to her. If that happens, it will not be hidden and everyone will know. I'm begging Nigerian girls to please leave her alone. Some Nigerian girls have already been attacking her (on social media) since this fake story came out."

British Deputy High Commissioner Slumps And Dies at MMIA Lagos

Posted in: , ,

On Tuesday afternoon, a British diplomat, Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Peter Carter Leslie, slumped and died at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.

The diplomat was said to have disembarked from a United Airlines Flight UA143 at 3.50 pm local time, and died shortly after.

Before he slumped, he reportedly cried out for help, but no one came to his aid because they feared he may have Ebola.

It is suspected that he may have died of heart-related complications.

Joan Rivers' Biography, Funny Funeral Requests And Thoughts on How She Would Die

Posted in: , ,

Joan Rivers was a comedian to the end, as it was reported that she was joking about death and funeral just the day before she was admitted to hospital. The late actress and TV host also wrote about funerals in her 2012 book, I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me, of which the above is an excerpt :)

Maybe Joan Rivers will be having some of her funny funeral requests met as it's been revealed that her funeral will take place on Sunday September 7th at the Temple Emanu-El in New York.

Below is her biography, and some more memorable quotes on deaths and funerals...

Court Freezes Accounts of Aliko Dangote's Younger Brother and Dansa Foods In 20 Banks

Posted in: , , ,

Aliko Dangote's younger brother, Sani Dangote, has had all his accounts frozen due to non-payment of bank loans. A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered 20 Commercial banks in Nigeria to dishonour all withdrawal cheques from Sani Dangote and his companies, Dansa Foods Limited and Bulk Pack Services Limited from September 4th until the 11th.

Punch reports that the high court judge, Justice Okon Abang, gave the order while presiding over a case brought against Dangote by Union Bank. Union Bank had dragged him and his companies to court over alleged refusal to pay up the N5.2bn loan granted his company since September, 2008.

The bank, through its lawyer, Mr. Chukwudi Enebeli had instituted suits seeking an order of mareva injunction to restrain all the defendants’ banks in Nigeria, from allowing Mr Dangote and his companies to withdraw funds from their accounts pending the determination of the suits.

Mismanagement of UK Church Funds Behind Pastor Chris And Anita's Marriage Troubles?

Posted in: , , , , ,

Money problems may be behind the imminent breakup of the marriage between popular mega-church pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, and his wife, Anita. According to a new report on Premium Times, the United Kingdom Charity Commission is investigating the UK branch of Christ Embassy over controversial payments.

The United Kingdom Charity Commission has launched a probe into the transfer of at least N941 million (£3.6 million) by the church to overseas entities between 2008 and 2012.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Charity Commission said it has opened a statutory inquiry to investigate Christ Embassy over “a number of serious concerns relating to the use of charitable funds, in particular large connected party payments and the potential misapplication of grant funding.”
According to the Charity Commission, which is the regulator of charities in England and Wales, statutory inquiries are only opened to investigate “the most serious” regulatory breaches.

The commission said the purpose of the inquiry is to “determine whether there has been any mismanagement or misconduct on behalf of the charity trustees; to establish whether charitable funds have been properly applied and take appropriate remedial action if necessary.”

Mbong Amata Shares Her Acne Story - How She Battled Depression, Spent Thousands of Dollars

Posted in: , , ,

It started with a work out selfie, above, shared by Nollywood actress Mbong Amata on her Instagram, followed by compliments. With requests for her secret to a smooth flawless skin also coming in, the young mother of one decided to share the story behind how she beat acne. She had captioned the picture;

Post workout selfie. Feeling great!!! #Intense #fitness #abs #AllSeasonFitness #lifestyle #MoreAbsNeeded #muscleMilkIn #instamood #happy #justbecause...

I remember watching Forgetting June which had featured Mbong Amata on IrokoTV and how some of the reviews on the site ignored the movie and focused on her terrible acne at the time. It's humble of her to open up on what must have really been a difficult time for her. Hopefully, others will benefit too.

Enjoy her story below...