Saturday, 31 October 2015

Full Text of #Ambode’s Speech at Inaugural Retreat for State Cabinet @followlasg @lagosstategov

I welcome you all to this first Executive Retreat of this administration.

In the next Three days, we will set the tone and direction for what Lagosians will experience in the next Three and Half years. We are here to set and agree on the goals of this government and work out how every one of us, in our Ministries and Departments will play our parts to achieve these goals.

Our vision is very clear; to make Lagos Africa’s model mega-city. To make Lagos globally competitive; a global, economic and financial hub that is safe, clean, functional, productive and prosperous.

This is already set out in the Lagos State Development Plan. This government has said it will provide Continuity but Continuity with Improvement. The improvement will come with CHANGE. We will have to make some changes to improve on what was done before.

Over these Three days we will look at where Lagos is now – we will look at some data and discuss with key partners such as World Bank and DFID and those in the private sector. We will also look at where we need to be.  We are in competition for investment with other cities in Africa and globally – we must think about how we win that competition.

The Lagos State Development Plan was designed to overcome challenges. We will remain focused on its four pillars.  Each of those four pillars gives rise to key policy directions that I want to now outline.

The first pillar of the Plan is Economic development.  This is fundamentally about wealth creation through employment for our people.  We need more and better jobs, not only for today’s population but to match the growth that we know is coming.

As I said in my inauguration speech, in Lagos you can always succeed.  This is the Nigerian dream where hard work, courage, perseverance and merit pays, regardless of someone’s background.

The second pillar is Infrastructure development.  We know that our infrastructure will hold us back if we do not improve it. We will ensure that we make money available for long term investment in infrastructure – transportation, power, housing and water all being key issues. We will work with the private sector to achieve these and set out to complete the Blue Line light rail, improve our bus network, make better use of our water assets for transport purposes.

Jaiyeorie Music: Sean Tizzle- Eruku Saye Po @iamseantizzle

Oya oya bami dupe oh. Ikorodu sa nile wa. Awon temi le ebutemeta. Gongo aso kutupu ah wu. Gongo ti so...The airwaves are blazing Difference Entertainment  Sean Tizzle istreet anthem "Eruku Saye Po".


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Magazine Feature!!! @VeronicaStylist @DabotaCosmetics @VanguardAllure #cosmetics

Both lovely ladies are running empires.....Veronica is a top stylist with clientele form Mo Abudu to Abisola Kola Daisi ..She in 2015 launch Vane Polish..
Dabota a beauty queen who married a furniture billionaire recently launched her cosmetics range line...

Warri Man Climbs the Top of Mount #Kilimanjaro, Shows Off #Nigeria's Flag @Boieone

Ahmed Mazloum

Ahmed Mazloum, who is 1/2 Nigerian and 1/2 Lebanese,  showed off the Nigerian flag as he  climbed to the top of mountain Kilimanjaro.

The MD of Unitop Services  reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain.

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,877 meters (16,001 ft) from its base to 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level.

Elohor Aisien shares first photo of her new born daughter Chloe

Beth Model CEO Elohor Aisien ,Elite Model Look organizer and her hubby Owen welcomed their 2nd daughter  in UK on Wednesday October 28. The couple who got married in 2005 already has a 5-year-old daughter.

"I'm A Black Woman In A Sport That Wasn't Meant For Black People" - #Serena Williams @WIRED

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Serena Williams speaks equality for women and girls, racism in the workforce and inspiring the youth to take a stand against bullying and much more as guest editor for WIRED magazine’s latest issue.
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In the  WIRED magazine issue, the 21-time Grand Slam winner addresses bullying, believing in yourself and  pursuing their dreams. Below are the highlights:
On giving girls in Africa the same access to education as boys:
I opened a school in Kenya in 2008 and a second in 2010. Now, sometimes in Africa they send only the boys to school. So we had a strict rule that our schools had to be at least 40 percent girls. It was impossible to get 50-50 boys to girls, and we really had to fight for 60-40. But we got it.
On progressing for equality for all:
Nothing like Black Girls Code existed when I was growing up. (And I know what it’s like to be interested in a field where the other kids don’t look like you.) So I think we’re making progress. But we can keep working even more to increase equality—whether it’s making sure to interview black candidates for tech jobs or standing up to cyberbullying or making sure that our technology is designed by all kinds of people. Eventually we’re going to make the world better. For everyone. And hopefully my next school will be 50-50.
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On battling racism in the workforce:
In the NFL, they have something called the Rooney rule. It says that teams have to interview minority candidates for senior jobs. It’s a rule that companies in Silicon Valley are starting to follow too, and that’s great. But we need to see more women and people of different colors and nationalities in tech.
On being a role model and inspiring kids to change the future:

Nigerian Embassy In China Welcomes Oritsefemi @oritsefemi

A man gift does make room for him......At the Nigerian Embassy In China Welcomes Oritsefemi (Photos) Nigerian musical act, Igbeyawo crooner Oritsefemi is currently in China to perform at an event for his loyal fans was welcomed well by officials at the Nigerian embassy in Beijing.

#Makeup Transformation

This is not a makeover is sheer genius.....Incredible Abeokuta based makeup artist, Adepeju Beauty Palace transformed this albino lady. Do you like the transformation?12081276_581842218636739_1078193571_n

Toyin Aimakhu Parts Ways With Husband Gets Range Rover

Trendy Toyin Aimakhu has stepped up her game?Parting ways with her husband,Niyi Johnson...Toyin now flaunts her new Range Rover. below.

Chris Martin finally has a girlfriend, happily carries her in the street #love

PDA overload!!! Gwyneth Paltrow's ex-husband Chris Martin  38 is in love and happier than ever .He is now dating actress Annabelle Wallis,  see the  public display of affection with Annabelle....or is it Apple his daughter...?????????????????

NTA presenter caught live on air adjusting #makeup ..


NTA newscaster thought they were on a commercial break and brought out her make-up not knowing the camera was still rolling and she was live on air.haba camera crew and behind the scenes..... maybe she is not nice at work...wink!!!!.

EbonyLife TV Announces New Format Rights: CBS’s Melrose Place & Dynasty @EbonyLife_TV


EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first Global Black entertainment and lifestyle network, has acquired from CBS Studios International the format rights to classic blockbuster series Melrose Place and Dynasty. Set in and named after an apartment block in the West Hollywood district of Los Angeles, Melrose Place chronicles the lives and loves of a group of young adults, each with their own dreams and drives.

A doctor and a budding fashion designer, roommates who later fall in love and a man with no love life round out the first round of tenants in this tiny apartment complex that boasts a very interesting and spellbinding way of life.
Dynasty is an ‘80s American drama series about a wealthy but dysfunctional oil rich family and the conflict between two large corporations: Denver Carrington and Colby Co. It is an irresistible and spellbinding story of passion, glamour, catfights and the biggest shoulder pads in Denver. Dynasty was the long-running primetime soap fueled by an all-star cast and 'sexsational' storylines.
Commenting on the news, Executive Chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu, says "We're highly pleased to have acquired the format rights for Melrose Place and Dynasty, two of the most iconic and unforgettable series from CBSSI, the home of some of the world’s most amazing storylines and electrifying series! Coming on the heels of our co-production partnership with the Walt Disney Company on the production of Desperate Housewives Africa, based on the multiple award winning ABC Television drama hit series, Desperate Housewives, we can’t wait to bring our viewers globally Africa’s versions of these multiple Golden Globe nominee thrillers."
Roxanne Pompa, Vice President, International Sales & Production for CBS Studios International said: "This is a first for CBS Studios International’s scripted formats and we are thrilled to be working with Ebony Life to develop these two iconic series for the African market."
EbonyLife TV continues to seek global co-production partnerships on hugely successful formats in furtherance of its vision to be the preferred global network for premium African entertainment via the creation of homegrown, premium and inspiring content with an African soul that showcases the best of the continent for a Global Black audience. Desperate Housewives Africa is the first drama format ever to be made in Africa.

SMILE!!! #Pope takes a selfie with a #Hindu man

Pope Francis took a selfie with this Hindu man  in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday October 28th.

Papilo is now the face of StarTimes @StarTimes_Ng @papilokanu

Digital TV entertainment platform, StarTimes has announced  Kanu Nwankwo (OON) as its new brand ambassador in Africa.

The official announcement of a 3-year partnership deal signed  in Lagos, Kanu becomes the new face of StarTimes PayTV across 12 African markets where it presently operates, including Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Kenya, DRC, Uganda and others.

The ex-international will feature in StarTimes brand commercials, make special guest appearances at major StarTimes events and assist in promoting the StarTimes brand across Africa amongst other activities ahead of the digital TV switch over.

Kanu would also be supported by another ex-international, Mr. Jonathan Akpoborie who was also appointed as sports programs strategist and celebrity guest analyst on live shows. Akpoborie will feature as technical sports analyst on various StarTimes live sports broadcast shows dishing out insightful analysis and commentaries. Jonathan Akpoborie is a former Nigerian football player who spent the majority of his playing career in Germany. 

Explaining the rationale for the choice of Kanu at the signing and unveiling ceremony in Lagos, Chief Executive Officer of StarTimes Nigeria, Mr. Jack Liu said StarTimes sought an individual that has a strong acceptance by wide audience across Africa. 

“Given Kanu’s successes in international football, his popularity is not limited to Nigeria alone but cuts across most countries in Africa. Kanu is an inspiration to everyone as his success represents a true Africa story; rising to success against all odds. He is a star the man next door can relate to” he said. 

Jack remarked ‘With digital TV switch over in view, StarTimes is making investment, harnessing resources and rallying stakeholders towards guiding Nigerians and Africans seamlessly into the new television era and connecting them with others across the globe. We strive to connect more with, inspire and excite our subscribers across Africa towards digital television.’

An elated Kanu thanked StarTimes for considering him worthy of being the company's ambassador.
“I am very happy to support and promote the StarTimes brand as its brand ambassador in Africa. My goal is to see Africa fully migrated to digital television broadcasting by June 17, 2017 and I am glad to partner StarTimes in achieving this.”

“Apart from being an ex-captain of the Super Eagles, Kanu is the most highly-decorated African footballer, having won a UEFA Champions League medal, a UEFA Cup medal, three FA Cup Winners Medals and two African Player of the Year awards amongst others. He is the only English Premier League player to have won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, Premier League, FA Cup and Olympic Gold Medal, Jack enthused. ”

Kanu will also engage football enthusiasts with insightful live commentaries as a celebrity analyst for the Bundesliga and Serie A football games across Africa currently on the StarTimes platform with exclusive broadcast rights.

 StarTimes currently holds the exclusive broadcast rights across Africa for Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1. It currently broadcasts exclusively the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile showing from October 18 through November 8. 

Njideka Akunyili Crosby wins the tenth annual Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize!

Njideka  Crosby, the daughter of late Dora Akunyili, is the 2015 winner of the tenth annual Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize.
The Studio Museum in Harlem announced the winner on Monday, October 26, revealing that it was bestowing its Wein Prize – a $50,000 award won in the past by esteemed artists like Lorna Simpson, Glenn Ligon and Trenton Doyle Hancock – to the Nigerian-born painter who has lived and worked in the United States for many years.

Poster for a lost #Dog #relationship #laugh

Soso Soberekon Reconciles with Kcee @sososoberekon

In a photo shared by Kcee, it seems all is forgiven and Soso Soberekon is back with E-money crew in the good graces of the Five Star Music family.


#man #wife

Jennifer Lopez in a low-cut bodysuit #fashion

 Casper Smart bae 46, in Gianvito Rossi Over-the-Knee Boots puts her famous curves on display as she performed during a concert at the Madison Square Garden in NY on Wednesday night.

#Caitlyn Jenner named one of Glamour's Women Of The Year 2015 @glamourmag

The 66-year-old has been receiving major publicity for her new gender as she has been named one of the Glamour’s Women Of The Year in 2015. Others in the list includes; Reese Witherspoon,Victoria Beckham, Misty Copeland, Elizabeth Holmes, Cecile Richards, the Women of Charleston, and the U.S. women’s national soccer team made the cut too. 

The ladies will be honored at Glamour‘s 25th Anniversary Women Of the Year Awards.

Throwback Juliet Ibrahim @julietibrahim

                          The photo was taken in 2003 or 2004.

Hot SQUAD !!!! Abisola Kola Daisi............................ @florence_h_boutique @fhluxury @_FlorenceH @ABI_KD1

 With Sister Ajibola Ajayi 
Every trendy Naija fashionista knows Abisola Kola Daisi aka #younidacalculator  or follows her on instagram....from her high end designer outfits to her luxury shoe boutique in Lekki and Victoria Island.

The Oyo state governor 1st daughter is a top-notch diva and rolls with fellow exceptional ladies from Lala Anthony to Malika Haqq to Veronica Odeka to Linda Shodeinde.

Abi with Tennis champ Serena Williams
Abi with Linda Mesrob and freind
Abi with Beyonce
Abi with Jennifer
Abi with her click of friends

Abi with Lala

Abi at Lala Anthony's Bridal Shower

With Linda Mesrob Shodeinde

Honey Ogundeyin ,Abi and Jennifer

Her mom and sister Abimbola



Mya Talks A Possible Lady Marmalade Reunion With Christina Aguilera & Lil Kim

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