Mourinho: Mikel is a genius

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has made it abundantly clear that he holds John Obi Mikel in high regard after labelling the Nigerian player a genius.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has made it abundantly clear that he holds John Obi Mikel in high regard after labelling the Nigerian player a genius.

“Mikel is a genius in his position. It is a miracle if he loses the ball,” Mourinho

Mikel, now a seasoned campaigner at Chelsea has seen his game evolve over the past year, and credits Mourinho with helping him to make the transition. He also shrugged off criticism about his lack of goals during the season.

“Of course I want to score but at the same time not all 11 players can score, you have people there to keep the shape of the team,” said Mikel, who was content with the role that he played in the team.

“If I’m playing with Frank he is always going forward. If both of us go it’s a disaster, likewise with Rami (Ramires), he’s a box-to-box player. I have to make sure I sit, and if we keep a clean sheet and we win then I’m very happy,” he said.

Mikel has made 16 league appearances for Chelsea this season.


Jonathan nominates 12 ministerial candidates


President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday in Abuja forwarded the names of 12 ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.

Jonathan also sent for confirmation the names of the newly-appointed Chief of Defence Staff and other service chiefs to the upper legislative chamber, which was just resuming after the Christmas holidays.


The Senate President, David Mark, read out to the Senate the letters sent by the President for the confirmation of the ministers and the service chiefs.

The letter concerning the ministers reads in part: “In accordance with Section 147(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended, I have the honour to forward ministerial nominees for consideration by the Senate.”

The nominees include Hon. Mohammed Wakil (Borno), Hajia Jamila Salik and Amb. Aminu Wali (both Kano State) and Mrs Akon Eyakenyi (Akwa Ibom).

Others are Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro (Lagos State), Dr T.W. Danagogo (Rivers), Asabe Ahmed (Niger) and Alhaji Abduljelili Adesiyan (Osun).

The rest are Lawrencia Mallam (Kaduna State), Gen. Aliu Gusau (Zamfara), Mr Boni Haruna (Adamawa) and Dr Khaliru Alhassan (Sokoto State).

For the service chiefs, the President’s letter said he was forwarding the names to the Senate in compliance with the provisions of Section 18(1) of the Armed Forces Act.

The service chiefs include Air Marshal Alex Badeh (Chief of Defence Staff), Maj.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah (Chief of Army Staff) and Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin (Chief of Naval Staff).

The name of Air Vice Marshal Adesola Amosu was also forwarded for confirmation as Chief of Air Staff.

It will be recalled that the new service chiefs were appointed on 16 January by the President.

Jonathan also expressed the hope that the Senate would treat the requests expeditiously.

This is the first time the President was forwarding the names of appointed service chiefs to the Senate for confirmation.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a Federal High Court had ruled that the appointment of service chiefs must be confirmed by the Senate.

This was as a result of a case initiated by Mr Festus Keyamo, a Lagos based lawyer.

Wizkid’s manager apologises to fans


Wizkid’s manager Godwin Tom has apologised to the artist’s fans after he shared private messages sent by a female fan.

Nigerian Entertainment Today reports that the fan was labouring under the misapprehension that she was exchanging messages with Wizkid.

Tom posted the following apology on Twitter:

“Regarding my recent post… I have apologized to the young lady and explained that she has been interacting with a fake Wizkid on Facebook.

“I respect and appreciate those that contacted me regarding this matter and those that were quick to judge…

“And to those that have felt disappointed in my posts and responses, I sincerely apologize. Have a great weekend guys!”

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Pics: Davido announced as the first Editor-at-Large of Teen Y! Mag

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The editors at Y! today announced award winning hit artiste, producer and label boss, Davido (real name David Adeleke) as the first ever editor-at-large for its cool new brand, Teen Y!

The announcement was made this afternoon at the corporate office of the Teen Y! parent company, RED in Lagos, where it was also confirmed that he will be the brand ambassador for two quarters and will have a column on Present were the crew from Davido’s record label, HKN as well as the editors at Teen Y!, and its sister company Y! (Today is Davido’s birthday so the people at Y! threw him a small birthday shindig at their office). Continue…

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Davido gives back to society. Under priviledged, orphans and schools benefit as he turns 21-


Davido added another year today 21st of November, and the superstar decided to give back to society to celebrate the milestone. The singer who is gearing up for the release of a new single started his day by dropping by Ikeja Government Primary School where he presented the pupils with stationery and electronics to aid learning. Afterwards he visited the Heart of Gold Children’s Hospice & the Heritage Homes Orphanage and showered the residents with gift items. See more pics after the cut.

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Davido’s Bodyguard Stabbed at a Nightclub in Lagos! Find Out What Happened

Davido-41On Sunday, news broke out that Davido‘s bodyguard was involved in a club fight.


Today his management has released a statement on the issue, wanting to “clear the air” on the falsified accounts of the incident which took place at the Grotto Club, Victoria Island, Lagos.


A number of images were sent to us, but we choose not to include them in the article as they are quite disturbing. But if you will like to view them, click HERE and HERE, however viewers’ discretion is advised.


Tijani Olamilekan Ogbeide - November 2013 - BellaNaijaRead the Official Statement;


After a successful outing at a recent concert on Sunday November 3 at Eko Hotels, popular musician Davido headed to the Grotto Nightclub on Victoria Island. After a brief stay at the club, Davido and his crew proceeded to his vehicle outside to head home.

Upon entering the vehicle, he realized that his ATM card was missing. His bodyguard Tijani Olamilekan Ogbeide better known as Teejay got down from the vehicle to search for the ATM card in the club.

Upon alighting, he was accosted by an already drunk “DJ Jay Dee” who had in his hand a champagne flute. This DJ Jaydee informed Teejay that he had the ATM card in his hand and would like to personally deliver it to Davido.

Teejay politely asked him to hand over the ATM card as it was clear that Davido was right in his view in his car. DJ Jaydee refused to hand over the card without payment and instead proceeded to shout that he knew who Davido was personally and that he (DJ Jaydee) was a known person in Lagos.

Teejay refused him access to Davido which led DJ Jaydee to throw the ATM card on the ground in anger. As Teejay bent to retrieve the card, DJ Jaydee stabbed him in the neck with the champagne flute he was holding.

An oblivious Teejay threw him off his back and proceeded to return the ATM card to Davido. As he was entering the car to leave, one of the occupants noticed the stab wounds and called his attention to the blood. Teejay promptly alighted from the car and went to confront DJ Jaydee who was still yelling outside.

DJ Jaydee apparently not done with his violence stabbed the bodyguard a second time, this time on his hands and ran off into the club. Teejay searched for him to no avail and left the club soon after.

Tijani Olamilekan Ogbeide has since reported the matter to the police and they have been to the club to invite DJ Jaydee for questioning. Grotto has been unable to deliver DJ Jaydee to the police, instead malicious and falsified accounts of the incident have found their way on social media portals being championed of course by sources intent on casting vile aspersions on Davido  and his bodyguard Teejay.

DJ Jaydee is yet to surface. Tijani Olamilekan Ogbeide has pressed charges to this effect.

Davido’s management categorically refutes all the allegations of violence as insinuated by some. Teejay was carrying out his job by restricting access to Davido from an unknown and obviously inebriated and violent individual.

He performed his duties as bodyguard and instead of resorting to violence, followed the dictates of the law. Members of the public and fans should please note that Davido was not present at this unfortunate incident that occurred that night as erroneously reported in a few quarters.

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Ailing veteran actor Pa Kasumu gradually losing his voice and sight

Ailing veteran actor, Kayode Odumosu aka Pa Kasumu’s state of health has deteriorated. Encomium magazine reports that he now has a high level of hypertension and has also developed an advanced cerebrovascular disease, a medical condition that is related to brain dysfunction which affects the blood vessels that transports blood to the brain. This new development has impaired his memory as well as gradually eroding his speech. He is also gradually losing the vision in his left eye.

Niece to the veteran actor and coordinator of the Save Pa Kasumu Group, Mrs Idowu Olajide, spoke on the recent development and Governor Fashola’s promise. She said:

“As it is now, the situation is very disturbing. He has lost his voice but we believe with God, all things are possible. Governor Fashola directed him to First Cardiologist Hospital Ikoyi and the result from the test has been sent to him. We really appreciate the governor’s step, it’s in the right direction. But he hasn’t said he would give Pa Kasumu N12million as been peddled and we have not received any money from him. So, we are still appealing to all the good-hearted Nigerians to come to the aid of Pa Kasumu because weather or not he is flown abroad, the ailment needs serious maintenance which will cost a lot of money”.

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Ice Prince launches FOZ clothing line + track-list for his new album

Chocolate City artiste Ice Prince Zamani today announced the launch of a limited edition clothing line to commemorate the release of his second album ‘Fire of Zamani’.
Ice Prince says the presentation of his fashion line will coincide with the release of his hugely anticipated ‘Fire of Zamani’ album because the album, nicknamed FOZ ‘inspired every piece we’ll make available on the line.
Products, according to Chocolate City CEO Audu Maikori, will include T-Shirts, Snapbacks, Sneakers, Belts and Pants. The album title was inspired by Nigerian pop icon 2face Idibia. Continue..



Fire of Zamani album cover and track list below…

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