Friday, 1 August 2014

Dencia Slams DG Of NAFDAC Over Plans To Arrest Her Over Her 'Whitenicious' Cream

This is so funny to me as Cameroonian singer, Dencia slams the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr Paul Orhii over his alleged threat to arrest her over the influx of her popular 'Whitenicious' cream.

Dr Orhii was alleged to have said:

'There is this Cameroonian singer that has been going around with a cream. If I get her, she'll be arrested'

But Dencia has hit back at the DG saying:

'Whitenicious is not made in Nigeria and has no connections with Nigeria. Doesn't Nigeria have more problems than worry about Dencia? Arrest Dencia lol how do you arrest a US citizen? Smh African leaders need to focus on Africa and stop joining the bandwagon for fame."...

"'They need to study more and talk less.

Nigeria has more issues than Whitenicious, Nigeria has worst pollution than Whitenicious, maybe he can put his energy into fixing roads and giving the masses clean
water and lights to keep them healthy since he is worried about a cosmetic that isn't a drug. Where is Dencia selling the products in Nigeria? Does she have a store there? Why are people so pompous? He (Orhii) should get a life or maybe get laid by his wife or side
chicks. Dencia doesn't care and wouldn't even give it any attention because it is that irrelevant"

Rapper Vector Pens Apology Letter To Former Label, YSG

Remember that rapper, Vector had some contractual issues with his record label, YSG Entertainment and the label actually obtained a court injunction preventing him from releasing any work until he settles their differences.

Well it seems Vector and YSG have decided to part ways amicably, as he pens an open apology to the label and promises to pay back all expenses.

Read his letter below:

Dear Fans and Media Reps: Apology Letter to YSG Entertainment Limited.

I hope this meets you well. It is no secret that the last 12 months have been the most turbulent of my music career. With regards to the lingering issues about which I have
been mute, I, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun popularly known to you as Vector Tha Viper, wish to state the following;

YSG Entertainment Ltd without any doubt, gave me the platform to show case my talent to the world.

It is true we had misunderstandings on issues concerning my engagement with them.

There's an existing Federal High Court injunction preventing me from doing what I love to do and this serves me and my fans no good.

However, we have entered into a
settlement to have the injunction lifted.

That by reason of irreconcilable differences, my Record Contract Agreement with YSG Entertainment Ltd has been aborted.

That being said, in the spirit of good faith and a show of unreserved commitment to settle
these issues amicably out of court, I have sought and obtained permission from the label to pay off the discounted recoupable expenses as contained in the Terms of Settlement in this regards.

I would also like to apologize to the
management of YSG Entertainment Ltd for any embarrassment occasioned by my conduct and whatever damage it may have suffered as a result of the slander and libel as portrayed by the media in this regard. These issues were exaggerated by the media as I
hold YSG Entertainment Ltd in high esteem. I also appreciate the leniency afforded me by discounting the recoupable expenses for me.

I wish the company well in all their

Thank you.

Olanrewaju David Ogunmefun.

Happy Birthday To Kanu Nwankwo As Arsenal Sends Birthday Wishes To Him

Kanu Nwankwo will forever remain a legend in Nigerian football as he is for Arsenal FC in London.

Who remember's Kanu's hattrick against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge back in 1999?

He turns 38 today, as the Gunners also took to their Twitter page to wish him a happy birthday.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Blessing Okagbare Again Wins Gold In 200m Sprint At Commonwealth Games

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare completed a Glasgow 2014 sprint double by winning the women's 200m ahead of English duo Jodie Williams and Bianca Williams.

The 25-year-old, who won Monday's 100m, claimed victory in 22.25 seconds.

The two English sprinters ran personal best times, as did their compatriot Anyika Onuora, who took fourth.

England's Jazmin Sawyers won silver in the women's long jump but Shara Proctor had to pull out after
picking up an injury attempting her first jump.

The New E-Passport Can Take You To 44 Countries Without Visa

The new Ecowas Passport that was inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan can actually take you to 44 countries in the world without visa.

See the countries below:

1. Bangladesh (Visa on arrival)

2. Barbados ( Visa free for 6 months)

3. Benin Republic ( Visa free)

4. Burkina Faso ( Visa free)

5. Burundi ( Visa on arrival for 30days)

6. Cameroon ( Visa free)

7. Cape Verde ( Visa on arrival)

8. Chad ( Visa free)

9. Comoros Island ( Visa on arrival)

10. Cote d'ivoire ( Visa free )

11. Djibouti ( Visa on arrival )

12. Dominican ( Visa free for 21 days )

13. Fiji Island ( Visa free for 4 months)

14. Gambia ( Visa free for 90days )

15. Georgia ( Visa on arrival )

16. Ghana ( Visa free )

17. Guinea ( Visa free )

18. Guinea Bissau ( Visa free for 90 days )

19. Haiti ( Visa free for 90 days )

20. Iran ( Visa on arrival )

21. Kenya ( Visa on arrival for 90 days )

22. Liberia ( Visa free )

23. Madagascar ( Visa on arrival for 90 days )

24. Maldives ( Visa on arrival for 30 days )

25. Mali ( Visa free )

26. Mauritania ( Visa on arrival )

27. Mauritius ( Visa free for 90days )

28. Micronesia ( Visa free for 30 days )

29. Mozambique ( Visa on arrival for 30 days )

30. Nauru ( Visa on arrival )

31. Niger republic ( Visa free )

32. Palau ( Visa on arrival for 30 days )

33. Samoa ( Visa on arrival for 60 days )

34. Senegal ( Visa free )

35. Seychelles (Visa on arrival for 30 days )

36. Sierra Leone ( Visa free )

37. Somalia ( Visa on arrival )

38. Sri Lanka ( Electronic travel authorization )

39.Tanzania ( Visa on arrival )

40. Timor-Leste ( Visa on arrival for 30 days )

41. Togo ( Visa free )

42. Tuvalu ( Visa on arrival for 30 days )

43. Uganda ( Visa on arrival )

44. Vanuatu ( Visa free for 30 days )

Manchester United Owners, Glazers Family Plans To Sell 8 Million Shares To Raise Cash For Themselves

The American owners look set to be cash in on the price boost caused by the arrival of Louis van Gaal, but the team itself won't see a single penny of any profit Manchester United's owners revealed they will sell eight million shares of their stake in the Premier League club.

The Glazer family will part with about five per cent of United's shares on the New York Stock Exchange, which is set to earn the American investors US $154.5m (£91.4m).

The current share price on the NYSE for United is $19.31, after Wednesday's trading.

A press release stated the Premier League powerhouse would not be beneficiaries of the share sale, only the owners.

"Manchester United will not receive any proceeds from the sale of any Class A Shares by the Selling Shareholder," the statement read.

"The Class A Ordinary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'MANU.'"

The Glazers appear to be cashing in on the club's renewed optimism, after replacing David Moyes with
Louis van Gaal as manager.

When Moyes' sacking was confirmed, United's share price had dipped to US$14.98, but had already bounced back to $16.74 by the time Van Gaal was appointed.

The Glazers' ownership has often been a source of frustration for United fans following the Americans' takeover in 2005.

Children Of Land Lady Cuts Tenant's Scrotum In Lagos

A 35-year-old man, Yinka Offehin, is battling for his life at a private hospital in Lagos State after his scrotum was cut by the children of his landlady.

The Edo State indigene, who resides on Popoola Street, off Abaranje Road in the Ikotun area of Lagos, was said to have been attacked while sleeping in his room with his family members.

His wife, Bisi, who was with him when the incident happened, identified the assailants as Solomon and Damilola, the children of the
landlady .

She said, "On Thursday morning, around 3am, while we were sleeping, we heard loud bangs on our door. We initially thought they were armed robbers because the house
beside ours had recently been
robbed."When they entered, we saw they were children of our landlady. They began destroying our electronics and other property.

"There were two of them. One held a knife in his hand. They took N800, 000. They descended on my husband and he also fought back. In that confusion, my husband shouted and we saw that one of the attackers had cut Yinka's scrotum. I can't say what they used to cut off my husband's scrotum."

She added that her husband, though in pain, was able to hold on to one of his attackers till dawn, while the other fled the scene.

Bisi said her husband could not be admitted at a general hospital because of the ongoing doctors'
strike, but was eventually taken to a private hospital in the area.

When our correspondent visited the victim at the hospital, he told Punch the genesis of his problem was when he had a misunderstanding with his landlady and was asked to vacate his apartment.

"I was asked to leave the house immediately, but after the intervention of the traditional
ruler of the community, I was asked to leave by the end of August. But that decision did not go down well with the children of my landlady and they continued to make trouble
with me. I was already planning to leave their house and had even contacted an agent when they attacked me without any provocation. I want the government to fight for me,"

A doctor in the hospital, who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent that his patient would need up to three months to

He said, "We have stitched the area where the scrotum was torn. It may take up to three months before it will heal. He needs time to fully recover from the injury."

A relative said the doctor told the family if the condition did not improve, a surgery may not be
ruled out.

It was learnt that about N60, 000 had already been spent by the family.

The father of the suspects, a pastor, when contacted, declined comment. He said, "I am sorry; I can't speak with you on this matter.

You know the matter is already with
the police and those they accused of committing the offence are in the police cell.

So, what do you want me to say? I was told they are taking the matter to court. Let's leave everything to God."

Our correspondent learnt that the case was reported at the Ikotun Police Division.

A source told our correspondent that a member of the suspects' family had on the morning of the incident reported a case of armed attack on them by a tenant.

The wife of the victim, who met the relative at the station, reportedly expressed surprise, telling the officers the reverse was the case.

It was learnt that the relative was put behind the counter after the police saw the victim's injuries.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident.

She said, " It was around 3am, while the victim was sleeping in his room, that one Solomon Olowogbemi and Damilola Olayeye, the children of his landlady, came in and started fighting with him. In the process, they inflicted injury on him with an unknown object. The skin of his scrotum was partly cut off, thereby exposing one of his testicles. The two suspects have been arrested and detained and the victim taken to a hospital."

Suleiman Abba To Be Named The New Inspector General Of Police

Barring any last change of plan, the Federal Government is expected to announce Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 7, Mr. Suleiman Abba, as a replacement for Mohammed Abubakar, the Inspector-General of Police, whose tenure ended on July 30, 2014.

Findings indicated that President Goodluck Jonathan had already conveyed to Abba the news of his appointment as the next IG, following his selection by the Police Council made up of the 36 state governors and the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro.

A source in the Presidency said, "Abba would be announced any moment from now as the next IG; in fact, the appointment has been confirmed to him personally, all we are waiting for is the official announcement by the President which may be made after the FEC meeting on Wednesday."

Abubakar, from Zamfara State, enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on July 30, 1979 and was due for retirement on July 30, 2014, based on the mandatory retirement age.

Abubakar, who had attained the mandatory 35 years in service, had been expected to proceed on terminal leave early in the month, but he had clung on, hoping his tenure would be extended.

The PUNCH had exclusively reported that Abubakar would not be granted an extension in spite of his relative achievements in the Force and efforts by Vice President Namadi Sambo, to persuade President Jonathan to extend his
tenure till 2015.

The appointment of Abba as the next IG seems to have put paid to Sambo's alleged promise and assurances to Abubakar and his dream of staying in office till after the general elections.

Investigations showed that it was only the tenure of former IG Sunday Ehindero that was extended by one year by the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo.

Abba, whose appointment may be announced on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting, had served as the Commissioner of Police in charge of Rivers State; Deputy Force Secretary and Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of State CID, FCT Police Command.

Man Stabs To Death Girlfriend With Scissors In Hotel In Ketu Area Of Lagos

The Police in Lagos have arrested a man, Raphael Effiong (28), who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death during a fracas in a hotel located in Alapere, Ketu area of Lagos on Tuesday.

But the deceased's family alleged that the lover boy lured her to the hotel and attempted to chop off her breasts and fingers, apparently for ritual purpose.

Vanguard gathered that Effiong and his lover, Gift Sunday (26) checked into a room in the hotel located at 10, Yusuf Eleran Street, Ketu, Tuesday evening.

Next day, staff of the hotel were said to have been taken aback by shouts from the room following which the hotel workers forced the door open, only to find the deceased in a pool of her blood.

Efforts to save her life failed as she reportedly died in a private hospital located on Elebiju Street, also in Ketu, Lagos.

Her remains, as gathered, were deposited at the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary.

A relative of the deceased, who spoke to Vanguard on condition of anonymity, said: "What we heard was that on reaching the hotel, the suspect ordered for drinks. As our daughter was sipping hers, he brought out a pair of scissors and started cutting one of her breasts.

"She was screaming at that point. Not done, he cut one of her fingers and attempted to gag her so he could finish his satanic mission.

"Her scream alerted people who came to her rescue.

We were told she gave this version while she was being rushed to the hospital.

"We were also told the boyfriend attempted to escape but was apprehended by the hotel staff before the arrival of policemen from Alapere.

"Her death has plunged everyone into sorrow. All we want is for the police to find out why Raphael killed
our daughter."

However, when the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, was contacted, she
said: "Yes, we have that case. But that is not what happened. What happened was that a man stabbed
his girlfriend with scissors inside a hotel room in Alapere during a fight.

The lady later died while the
suspect has been arrested and is currently in our custody."

U.S. Man Sues Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Over CR7 Trademark

Global soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is also known to fans by the shorthand CR7, prompting the company behind his line of sleek underwear to target a Rhode Island man who has trademarked the letter-number combination, according to a new lawsuit.

In a complaint filed Monday in Rhode Island federal court, 43-year-old fitness enthusiast Christopher Renzi said he had received letters from lawyers for the Danish company JBS Textile Group demanding he give up the trademark because it had "imminent plans" to enter the U.S. market with Ronaldo's CR7 underwear.

JBS has also asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel Renzi's trademark, according to court documents. Renzi is seeking the court's declaration that he owns the trademark.

"We just want them to leave us alone," said Renzi's attorney Michael Feldhuhn.

Attorneys for JBS could not be reached for comment.

Renzi registered the moniker in 2009 and has put it on jeans and T-shirts, Feldhuhn said. He also has a
website advertising a seven-minute fitness workout, also under the CR7 name.

According to the complaint, Renzi adopted the mark based on his initials and the day he was born, Oct. 7.

Court materials showed that JBS, which said it holds the "exclusive, worldwide license" to market Ronaldo's CR7 underwear, believed Renzi trademarked CR7 specifically to profit from Ronaldo's soaring fame.

CR7 was "so closely tied to the fame and reputation of Cristiano Ronaldo, that a connection with the soccer player would immediately be presumed by the general public when encountering" Renzi's branded clothes, said JBS's filing with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

The 29-year-old Ronaldo, who plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid, is one of the most highly paid and recognizable athletes in the world.

He has marketing deals with numerous major companies. His Facebook page has more than 93 million "likes."

One of his latest postings shows a behind-the-scenes underwear photo shoot for a CR7 campaign launching
"next week."

Besides underwear, his brand is already expanding into shirts and shoes.

Ronaldo is a more famous user of CR7, Feldhuhn said, "but it's really based on who's using it first. We can show we were the first use of the CR7 name in commerce in America."

Feldhuhn added, "They don't really have the trademark rights because they haven't used it."

The case is Christopher Renzi v. JBS Textile Group A/S and Cristiano Ronaldo a.k.a. Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro, U.S. District Court for Rhode Island.
Case No. 14-cv-00341.