But seriously why is she blaming herself? I believe both parties have a hand in the split. Here is what she told


In an interview promoting her new reality show, Hollywood Exes Atlanta, Tameka Raymond tells Rocsi Diaz on ET, "I did dumb stuff. I mean, I went to Brazil and tried to get lipo and almost died. I think that embarrassed him to like, “Oh no. I’m packing. She’s a nut.”

Okay girl its not all your fault let it burn
Photo - Nigerian transgender Ms Sahhara shares hot new photos
Nigerian model and singer Iris Sahara Henson posted new photos!
Posted on her  Facebook page, Miss Sahara shared BRAND NEW  PICS posing on a  'Chrysler Crossfire' wearing figure hugging black dress and strapped up high heels.
"The vampire is in town! LOL! Loving the gothic make up!" Miss Sahara wrote.
Linda Ikeji supported Sahara's new look writing in her blog: "You go girl! Some ladies don't have a body like that!"
Iris Sahhara Henson, 29, formerly known as Oche, is a transgender male now living as a woman, after her sex change operation from male to female.
Photo - Nigerian transgender Ms Sahhara shares hot new photos
Photo - Nigerian transgender Ms Sahhara shares hot new photos

    1. Their birthdays are just a day apart!
    2. They met on the set of TV Series 'Tinsel'
    3. They are both so in love with each other and they make sure the world knows  with words like ‘Happy birthday Sugar. You are my joy and pride,’ Damilola. ‘God is good indeed, help me say Happy birthday to my darling Lola, many more blessings and many more amazing years ahead. You complete me… Making sure you have a memorable year mami,’ Attoh wrote.... 
    4. They complete each plus it helps being in the same industry. They know what works for them
    5. Chris Attoh and Damilola complement each other 
Well get this KENYA MOORE photographed returning from BOSTON at LAX. Interesting she has been silent on twitter.


This lady is really enjoying life.....

Yes there is a HOLLYWOOD HOUSEWIVES OF NIGERIA. Maybe just maybe KENYA MOORE will make the switch?



You have to be kidding me!! okay NAIJAGALS BRACE YOUR SELVES!!! There is a realty show out there RHOA you have nothing on this one. Meet  Nkem, Lola, Pam, Uche, Nikki and Alicia!! Yes oh they are the Hollywood Housewives of Nigeria!! Well, I have to say this:

"do what you love and make your money!" Maybe Porsha might sign up or wait that is KENYA MOORE. She will fit right in. Check out the trailer here:

"I do not care about Nikki, my friend as she claimed is trying to hit me!" CLASSIC one liner
After years we finally get to hear her speak and she has some words for you listen....


So its Sunday and we decided to get you in the happy mood. Enjoy songs by TIWA SAVAGE !


Next stop is CHIDINMA!! YOU AND I


Finally love  is something else lola RAE
Which one do you love??


*Cynthia Cinci Ezekiels:  Apparently not only has she featured in music videos locally she has done so internationally. The list of artists she has worked with include Brandy, Mario, Chris Brown, Mary J Blige, Fat Joe, Tuface Idibia, D’banj, P-square,  J. Martins, Iyanya, Timaya, Terry G ,VIP of Ghana, Omawumi, May D, Samklef, Burna Boy, Olamide, and a lot more. She was the luscious face in Tuface Idibia’s ‘Iheneme’. How much does she charge to be in the videos? Well allegedly she charges anywhere from N199000 and up. Not bad I must say.

Next stop is Mimi Ubini 
Her body of work in the entertainment industry goes across a broad spectrum. She has dabbled in acting and modelling plus get this she also started blogging.She was featured in BRYMO's ARA video and her rates start at N199K and up

*Tosin Pedro
She is sassy and classy. She is a well-known video vixen locally and internationally. One will remember her enchanting presence in ‘Feel Alright’, a video by Ice Prince featuring Davido. She rates between N50,000 and N100,000.
*Beverly Osu
This Big Brother Africa Housemate girl has been a video vixen long before she tried her hand in the Big Brother Africa. Liberated and free-spirited, we have all seen what Beverly can do. She was the vixen in Ice Prince’s ‘Oleku’. She rates just a little higher, between N50,000 and N120,000.
*Carphee Azeez
Carphee has a beauty that oozes sexiness
that could get a priest in a twist. Lively and luxuriantly effervescent, Carphee dazzled in Durella’s ‘Club Rock’. She rates between N50,000 and N80,000.

- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/05/highest-paid-video-vixens-nigeria/#sthash.5QnyfRuG.dpuf

Genevieve Nnaji
A star actress in her own right GENNY as she is fondly called began her career at the tender age of eight. Not only is the 35 year old NAIJAGAL stunning but she also has the brains having brokered major endorsement deals with highly successful companies. She is also the face of the well known brand LUX.

Next stop we have Omotola



Known as Omo sexy she is certainly one the most sought after actresses in Nolly wood. Her amazing hour glass figure turns heads when she walks into the room. She also made it onto  TIME magazine's 100 most influential list. Plus get this she is married with 4 kids but still keeps her hour glass figure. An inspiration to all. She is 36 and has achieved more than what a lot of more than a lot will achieve in a lifetime.

Finally, we have the absolutely stunning KATE HENSAW


At 40 she looks 15, is that legal? Well stunning NAIJAGAL kate henshaw is an entrepreneur in addition to her role as an actress. She is also on Nigeria's got talent. Here she is on the hit show "the juice"




Did we forget anyone? you tell us
Rihanna turned pink, by pink we mean her hair is now pink Seen at the L.A Clippers game Thursday night in an eye-popping pink hair and ONCE AGAIN braless


What with the pink hair and braless top she definitely gave the audience an eyeful. Sadly, the Clippers lost in game six of the series to the Thunder 104 – 98. Question on everyone's mind now simply is, will NICKY MINAJ chance her whole look to a darker shade?

Bumble gum look is in? Will you rock pink hair??
Hot and gorgeous Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh recently gained an extra year yesterday, Saturday May 17th and his bride to be  Damilola Adegbite sent a lovely congratulatory message on Instagram to wish the former "Tinsel" star a happy birthday.


Damilola who is yummy mummy to be had this to say: 
"Happy Birthday sugar. You are my joy and pride"
You might recall they both starred in the hit series "Tinsel" where they played love interests. Afterwards, they again reunited in the hit inspirational movie, "Flower Girl".
Have a wonderful birthday weekend CHRIS. Meanwhile what's your favourite Chris Attoh flick?
VENTURES AFRICA REPORTS
Jason Njoku (iROKO Partners) – Jason is the cofounder of iROKO Partners, an African focused media streaming platform that has drawn significant attention since inception for its innovative thinking in exploiting an untapped million dollar opportunity. A chemistry graduate from the University of Manchester, Jason identified a huge gap in the delivery of local content online and founded iROKO Partners with partner Bastian Gotter in 2010. Together, they have built the business to prominence; today iROKO is the largest Youtube partner in Africa, with over 500,000 movie licenses purchased. It has over 14 million hours of media content on its license rights and more than 800,000 registered users, making it the largest distributor of Nollywood content globally. It recently acquired an $8 million investment from hedge fund, Tiger Global.
Sim Shagaya (Konga) – Serial entrepreneur, Sim Shagaya, along with 10 employees began what is now arguably the largest ecommerce business in the country. A vastly experienced tech professional, following stints at Google, Microstrategy and RealNetworks, Sim left the employee phase to begin his entrepreneurial venture, with his first major break the 2012 launched Konga.com, which has maintained the heights of a promising start and has received series of investment amounting to $35 million from keen profit seekers including South African-based Naspers and Kinnivik.
Asides Konga, Sim has also launched ecommerce platform DealDey, a locally coined name that implies a deal offering platform, sourcing the best discount offers from product and service providers across the country.
Abasiama Idaresit (Wild Fusion) – London School of Economics graduate had one – and only one – thing in mind when he returned to Nigeria, “to see how the Internet could help transform the business landscape in Nigeria.” That though drove the launch of Wild Fusion, a digital marketing firm, in 2008. His company is famous for turning a $250 initial deal into a million dollar venture.
It later went on to become the first company in Nigeria to earn the Google Adwords Partner certification, and provides internet marketing services for international brands such as Pespi and Vodacom. Its operation extends across the African space, reaching countries like Ghana and Kenya.
Mike Adenuga (Globacom) – One of Nigeria’s richest men, Mike Adenuga is the founder of Globacom, the country’s second largest telecom operator, only behind MTN. Registered as the fourth mobile operator in 2003, Glo swiftly raised competition amongst local operators, moving to battle with MTN at the time. It has been credited for championing the significant drop in cost of telecommunication services, with prices of sim cards falling from a high of N40,000 ($250) to as low as N200 ($1.2) in less than a half-decade.
Glo is also the first company to roll a submarine fibre optic cable from the UK, a project that gulped more than $800 million.
Tayo Oviosu (Paga) – A Stanford-trained professional, Tayo is the founder of Paga, a Nigerian money transfer service firm. It was established after Tayo, a former business development manager at CISCO, noticed that while Nigeria had an abundance of mobile devices, off-the-counter banking services remained relatively scarce. Paga would provide the solution for this underserviced space.
Today, Paga has over a million subscribers utilizing its mobile money services for daily transactions and has received funding from institutional investors including Acumen fund, Adievo Capital and much more. The most recent endorsement of its business progress was the news that renowned economist and coiner of the BRICS and MINTS acronyms, Jim O’Neil, recently invested in the indigenous platform.
Valentine Obi (etranzact) – A vastly experienced IT professional, Valentine is the founder and CEO of etranzact, a local multi-application and multi-channel electronic transaction switching and payment processing platform. Launched in 2003, it has evolved into a multinational brand, rolling out products such as ATM, Internet, POS, and Mobile in 6 other countries including South Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Cote d’voire and United Kingdom.
Following the award of a mobile money license, etranzact moved swiftly to exploit this emerging space, launching a subsidiary business, PocketMoni.
Florence Seriki (Omatek) – She went from being a computer tutor to a saleswoman after the opportunity to sell computers to her high-end clients surfaced. Although she has a chemical engineering background, today, she can boast of several IT awards and her company, Omatek made history in Nigeria by becoming the first IT firm to be listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchange. It currently sells at N0.50 per share on the Nigerian bourse and has a market capitalization of N1.47 billion ($90 million).
Omatek is currently pushing an initiative tagged “e-xpress” aimed at helping Nigerians realize their dreams of owning personal computers in an easy and convenient form by offering a flexible acquisition and payment method.
Leonard “Leo” Stanley Nnamdi Ekeh (Zinox Technologies) - A trail blazer in Nigeria’s IT industry, Stanley Ekeh set up Zinox Technologies Limited in 2001 determined to fill the gap of manufacturing computers locally. To achieve this, Zinox Computers was launched – Nigeria’s First Internationally Certified Branded Computers which came with a Naira sign and a power supply designed to country’s unstable power.
With Task Systems Limited, his first company, he computerized 95 percent of the Print Media, Publishing Houses and Advertising Agencies in Nigeria, winning several outstanding industry Awards. He also pioneered IT Solutions and Distribution in West Africa through ITEC Solutions Limited and Technology Distributions Limited, TD respectively, both award-winning companies. He has also been involved with ICT Brokers, Buyright AFRICA Dotcom and ICT Connect. Eke’s Zinox last year launched its Zipad tablet, another pioneering feat by the indigenous company.
Funke Opeke (Mainstreet Technologies) – Opeke is the CEO of MainOne Cable Company. She founded Mainstreet Technologies, developer of MainOne Cable, a submarine communications cable stretching from Portugal to South Africa with landings along the route in Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria.
The system which will be extended to 10 other cities in its second phase is expected to increase open access to telecom operators and Internet service providers in sub-Saharan Africa. Opeke ensured that the network operational center (NOC) for the entire system was located in Nigeria in order to encourage local content development through transfer of critical networking technologies skills.
Her giant strides caught the eye of international investors like the Pan-African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF) and the Africa Finance Corporation. Some Nigerian banks have also invested in the MainOne Cable project.
Mitchell Elegbe (Interswitch) - An idea ran through Mitchell Elegbe’s ingenious mind while still heading the Group Marketing and Business Solution at Telnet Nigeria in 2001. It was to build a system that would enable electronic transaction of money. A year later, Elechi had founded Interswitch.
Today, Interswitch not only has the infrastructure for online, real-time transaction switching and payment processing, its shared infrastructure has been adopted by banks, government agencies and corporate organizations to accelerate growth while reducing cost of operations.
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said I do to Gugu Mtshali, his partner of many years in a lavish ceremony held in Houghton, a street away from their home.




Mrs Naeto C looks stunning in this beautiful flowing gown paired with an overszied cluth perfectly manicured nails you know she makes being beautiful look effortless!! we LOVE IT!!
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The 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival is gearing up to be one for the books!
The three-day event will not only offer the best in music and entertainment, but ESSENCE Festival, in conjunction with PowerMoves.NOLA and Chevron, will also give four business women a chance to win $25,000 in the first ever Chevron Power Moves Pitch Session. Held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Saturday, July 5 four women finalists will pitch their respective endeavors to a panel of investors to demonstrate why their business is sustainable and profitable.
Meet the finalists:
Cheryl Contee, Co-Founder 
Website- Attentive.ly
Cheryl Contee

Attentive.ly helps businesses turn existing customers into their #1 acquisition channel. How it works: Your Customers + Email-Social Match + Enterprise Listening + Marketing Automation = Rocketed Marketing ROI. The Attentively dashboard quickly reveals the “influencers” on an email list, what topics are trending among that key audience, and who is talking about the brand (or competitors). Monitor customer behavior across the social web to identify upsell opportunities or power a loyalty program. Social marketing automation tools let our customers trigger multi-channel communications (email, social, ads) to just the right customer at just the right time.
Cheryl Contee, cofounder of Attentively, has over 15 years of award-winning interactive expertise. Both Huffington Post & Black Enterprise have named her as a Top Female Founder in Tech to Follow on Twitter and she was one of Fast Company's 2010 Most Influential Women in Tech.
Find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.
Delali Kpodzo, Co-FounderWe Are Onyx
We Are Onyx Co-Founder
Founder Delali Kpodzo came up with the idea for We Are Onyx after her stylist had to cancel an appointment at the last minute. After having to resort to the Internet for answers on how to wash her naturally tightly-coiled hair, Kpodzo and her friend, Myriam Bocobza, were struck with an idea: create a central place online for African American women to get information and advice about their hair. We Are Onyx, an online beauty retailer that combines a monthly beauty box subscription with a full range e-commerce product offering, was born.
Find We Are Onyx on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
Boomie Odumade, Vice President of Engineering for Nexercise.
Nxcercise
Boomie Odumade worked on several large-scale technology applications in the government sector before making the jump to the exercise industry. Thanks to her experience with and passion for technology, Boomie possesses the skills necessary to help her in her role as the Vice President of Engineering for Nexercise. Nexercise is an app, which utilizes motivational games and activities to lead users to a more consistent lifestyle, while allowing them to have fun in the process. Users keep track of their daily exercises using the app’s activity log and eventually turn good actions into habits.
Nichelle McCall, Creator- Bold Guidance
Nchelle McCall
After realizing the average high school student applies to nine different colleges, sometimes completing upwards of 100 different tasks during the application process, Nichelle McCall decided to take on the task of streamlining college applications. She created Bold Guidance, a mobile app to help with organization and time management. Bold Guidance provides a one stop shop for completing applications. It has a database of more than 1,000 schools, with a simple checklist of all their application requirements. It even allows parents and high school counselors to check out their progress, all with a few clicks of their smartphone.
Find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter
All the festivities will take place on Saturday, July 5 in New Orleans at the 2014 ESSENCE Festival.
See you there!


Impressive and talented singer songwriter Brymo has come a long way in his musical career. What with stella collabos with artists and the like. But the latest story in the news these days is where is brymo? Where is brymo you might ask? In case you are questioning where is brymo. Brymo is out being creative in his own way. Take a look at the video below:


His last single was "Eko" Download here from his 3rd studio album, Merchants, Dealers & Slaves.

According to reports, Chocolate City allegedly handed BrymO a Legal Injunction “restraining him from recording, releasing, distributing any composition, song, musical works or carrying out any activity as a recording or performing artist through or for the benefit of any person or organization other than Chocolate City pending the determination of the suit against him.” This according to NOTJUSTOK

 Where is brymo  is trending on twitter with "Where is Brymo"  simply because his fans want to know what he is up to and how he will answer the question. Where is brymo!!

This just in from New Delhi India. Opposition leader candidate Narendra modi Just won the  election by a landslide to become the next prime minister of the country. His win created a rally in India's version of Wall Street. This win also gave the 63-year-old Tea Seller enough room to advance economic reforms which restarted 22 ago by the current Prime Minister but apparently stalled in current recent years.



Software engineers and techies all over India are delighted!! Here's what one had to say "I'm so happy because all of India wanted a strong government"

Just in case you were wondering whether or not the Nigerian president  Goodluck Jonathan will be visiting Chibok today well here is your answer.
CNN had earlier reported that the Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan will be visiting Chibok today.

They managed to escape the raid on their school by boko haram now their chilling recount of what happened that faithful day increases the worry about the school girls still under captivity by BOKO HARAM
THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Among the lucky ones, there are pensive smiles but not much laughter.
When the militants came to their school, the men shouted “Allahu akbar!” and announced, “We are Boko Haram,” firing their rifles and threatening casually to kill the teenage girls studying there.
“They said: ‘If you want to die, sit down here. We will kill you. If you don’t want to die, you will enter the trucks,’ ” remembered Kuma Ishaku, a soft-spoken 18-year-old in a bright white blouse with silver sparkles. Frightened and crying, the girls boarded the trucks.
But then Ms. Ishaku fled — one of 53 girls from the Chibok Government Girls Secondary School who escaped their captors.
STAR Nigerian footballer Osaze Peter Odemwingie and his gorgeous wife Sarah Fallon, just gave birth to a new son Theo.
The bundle of joy was born in the UK today Thursday 15th May 2014. Congratulations to the new couple!! Did the baby come early? WELL HERE IS WHAT OSAZE  had to say about that!

View image on Twitter

My wife underrated Noah's weight yesterday and today we became 4 but 3 weeks b4 the due date ! Named him Theo.
Believe it or not  Dan  Foster  might quit  inspiration FM

US-born Nigerian-based radio presenter Dan Foster is apparently quitting his job at inspiration FM In Lagos Nigeria.  

This according to the net,  he said the following:
"I am thinking of leaving but I'm still consulting with them. I'm currently negotiating with the management."
Well it he does decide to leave, all is not lost because apparently he just might be starting his own Academy soon . He will be teach broadcasting at the Dan foster Academy .I'm sure he will have a lot of students.

Good luck then you'll do great!

Aren't they so just the cutest couple??

Like we haven't heard this before really hope that this is not for real but guess what it just might be. There's a site out there called code-babes.  this website
Claims to want to show you how to code by watching women strip.

This is how it works

First,  you watch the videos featuring these hot babes. They are known as CodeBabes.

According to the website,

You need to simply watch the video, Download all the information you need to know, Pass the quiz and each time you pass this instructor removes a piece of clothing!

Could this  be for real or is this a joke ?? well It is not a joke.  I guess we should Lighten  up after in Silicon Valley  There's a high number of men as opposed to women

Enjoy the video below:



Ass what's next couldn't do is for those ladies who are trying to learn how to code ?? why not make it an equal opportunity site people!!

Take a look at VENTUREHAPPY.COM to learn more
  • Facebook was not the first social network built by Zuckerberg. He first created Facemash in 2003, a website that then tasked users with rating other students' dorm-directory photos based on attractiveness. It was removed almost immediately . The Harvard Crimson newspaper reported that in the limited time the site was up, it received 450 visitors who had voted on their peers' photos at least 22,000 times.

  • Do you know why he used blue for his logo? Well, The founder himself is said to be  colorblind. He, Zuckerberg told the New Yorker in 2010, "blue is the richest color for me -- I can see all of blue." fair enough.
  • In 2010, the young billionaire signed a public commitment to relinquish a alot  of his wealth during his lifetime or when he dies. The"Giving Pledge" was began by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffet.
  • No doubt he is an amazing tech genius, but he acknowledges his limits. During an interview with Charlie Rose Zuckerberg in 2011, Zuckerberg was questioned as to whether he plans on creating video games to which he responded "No, I'm pretty sure we're not going to build any games. I'll tell you why. Because building games is really hard."
  • He created a mega compound by buying four homes for 30 million in Palo Alto so he could have privacy

Culled from VENTUREHAPPY.COM
Yes there is a yearly dog meat festival called the YULIN DOG MEAT festival in China. So Yang Mi this stunning actress below decided to do something about it and here is how a reader  responded to  her protest!!!




I think chickens, ducks, fish, pigs, cows, geese, sheep are all my friends, so can you not eat them? Don’t use your own personal desires to hold hostage the morality and ethics of everyone else. I didn’t go through all these years of evolution to stand at the top of the food chain to eat grass! I’m furious! Do you understand the actual situation? Have you been to Guangxi? Have you been to Yulin? Do you know that the dogs we eat were bred/raised for their meat? I’m resolutely unfollowing you! Yulin girls [referring to self] are proud like this! You’re welcome!

GROSS!!!!!
 Benson Okonkwo is apparently one of Nigeria's rising stars in Nollywood, Nigeria's movie industry. 
The actor and model well known for his roles in awe inspiring hits like - Rain Drop (2011), No Man's Land (2009) and No Man's Land part 2 (2009) became known more so for controversial stories surrounding him. 
Well for starters the rumor mills claimed he is allegedly gay. A claim he refuted right away. Benson has also been questioned for allegedly using bleaching or shall toning items to enhance his complexion??? 
Now forget all about that check out his latest modeling photos and ask whether or not this guy is on his way to HOLLYWOOD!!!


Smokey Robinson is allegedly still paying for his divorce nearly thirty years later— and if his ex Claudette has her way, the $275 million Motown legend will continue to do so.
Via RadarOnline reports:
In March, the singer, songwriter and former American Idol mentor, 74, filed a lawsuit against his former wife, from whom he officially split in 1985 after 27 years of marriage, claiming as per the 1976 Copyright Act, she no longer owns the music copyright and royalty rights she was awarded in their 1986 divorce settlement. (The act dictates that copyrights expire 28 years after they were originally created.)
“As the sole author of the musical compositions at issue, [Smokey] has the exclusive right…to terminate his assignments of copyrights after a certain number of years,” court documents claim. “[He] has properly issued termination notices for all currently-eligible copyrights.”
But Claudette is firing back, claiming she is still entitled to 50% of the cut from all her ex husband’s music created between 1958 and 1985.
Smokey “assigned [Claudette] a one-half interest in the Community Musical Compositions, and no termination right is available under the Copyright Act with respect to that assignment,” documents allege.
Claudette, 71, is demanding a trial by jury.
Smokey married his second wife, fashion designer Frances Glandney, in 2004.
They divorced 30 years ago and, babe still wants money  from smokey????. Smokey just gave her a 100K to just go away. You guys are too old to be mud slinging in court
YOU BE THE JUDGE FAB OR DRAB WE WANT TO KNOW!! HMM okay just being the fashion police I will have to say TOO MANY BLOODY LAYERS MISSY WHATS HAPPENING???

Tara Fela-Durotoye LOOKS AMAZING on the cover of  Genevieve magazine's May 2014 Issue



but honestly did we expect anything less?? The gorgeous makeup entrepreneur sure knows how it is done #gorgeousnaijagal

Touching!Pastor Chris Okotie wrote a poignant and impressive article about the missing school girls read and be inspired: 
In modern times, apart from Adolf Hitler’s Holocaust which killed an estimated six million Jews; the more recent ethnic cleansing in the Balkans and the Rwandan versions, no other massacre of the innocent surpasses the Boko Haram killings in brutality. These guys have kidnapped a part of this nation. We need a new strategy to rescue it. Thank God, First World leaders with experience and proven competence in counter-insurgency have responded to President Goodluck Jonathan’s call for assistance.
What makes Boko Haram’s case puzzling is that the group targets its own people, and especially weak demographic groups like women and children that are normally spared, along with civilian populations, in conventional warfare. Although, terrorists hardly respect this convention, even groups like Al-Qaeda do not attack their own people, expect where they establish a case of betrayal by fifth columnists within their ranks.
The unbelievable cruelty of the Boko Haram insurgents as evidenced by the recent abduction of more than 200 girls in a school hostel in Chibok, Bornu State ordinarily would have shocked the sponsors of the Islamists, if they have human hearts in their chests. Nothing suggests that they do, otherwise, they’d have called the fighters they unleashed on this nation to order.
At the time of writing the United States, Britain, France and China had pledged support for Nigeria’s efforts to help track Boko Harm and rescue these defenseless girls. This has given hope to Nigerians that, at last, a greater, more realistic action is in the offing.
It may be too late for the falcons to hear the falconer. If you ride the back of the tiger to power, it would devour you if it has nothing more to eat. That is the case of Boko Haram. Those who use the hoodlums to rig themselves to power abandoned them when they finally left power.
Then, the thugs, abandoned to their own devices were hijacked by politicians of diverse tendencies, and pseudo-Islamic militants, who use the renal youths to pursue dubious objectives. As disparate criminal elements infiltrated the group, it became amorphous, leaderless and difficult to control.
The killing of the original leader of Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf allegedly in police custody provoked the initial reprisal attacks against the police. Gradually, other targets were being hit. As the sect made headlines it attracted jihadist partners from neighbouring countries like Chad, Niger, Sudan and Mali. Arms from the failing state of Libya after the death of Col. Maummar Ghadaffi fell into the hands of these mercenaries, who have strengthened Boko Haram, to the extent that members of the terror group are now strong enough to frustrate our army.
That is why arms and ammunitions captured by Nigerian security forces from Boko Haram fighters appear to be more sophisticated than those our soldiers use against them. We must understand the forces we are dealing with before we could defeat them.
It is doubtful if the terrorists have a well structured command and control system like Al-Shabab of Somalia or Al-Qaeda – in the – Islamic Maghreb, which almost over-ran the Malian government, before they were stopped by an African intervention force led by French troops.
If we must destroy Boko Haram, we need foreign help in the shape of highly sophisticated intelligence which the aforementioned Western powers who have experience in combating global terrorism have started offering. Some of their personnel are already here; but the President must act with greater decisiveness on this terror war. We need help from anywhere we can get it except Israel. Israel is out of it to avoid Islamisizing the terror war because of the former’s long drawn conflict with the Arab nations, with whom our predominantly northern brothers share a common faith.
Therefore, we must carefully select our foreign partners in the war against Boko Haram to avoid introducing international rivalries into it. President Goodluck Jonathan should summon the political will. With foreign help we could fish out the sponsors of the terrorists, and pre-empt the attacks before they are launched. The kidnapping of those young girls at Chibok has set a world record; it is a monumental disgrace, it strikes at the soul of our nation.
As it were, Nigeria has been kidnapped. At no time in our checkered history did we live like this, in perpetual fear of being attacked by criminal elements who are now on the prowl across the nation. For the first time, armed groups are laying siege on our military installations; invading army barracks and police formations, leaving heavy casualties in their trail. They appear capable of engaging our last line of defense as hit and run urban gorillas.
Now, after the failure of every trick in our books, we obviously have no answer to Boko Haram. We thought the terrorists have been dislodged permanently from Abuja and restricted to just the three North Eastern States of Bornu, Yobe and Adamawa, until the two recent Nyanya bombings. Chibok, which capped this brazen assault is a terrifying reality. How a group could abduct more than 200 girls from their school in an operation that required huge logistics, without being detected in an area where a State of Emergency is in force, is amazing. Nobody knows where they’d strike next, except the terrorists themselves.
This recurrent circle of condemnation after a strike and visits by the President or top government functionaries to bombed sites has continued for too long. While this may be a painful imperative for our leaders, what is lacking is a strategy to seriously decapitate the terrorists to such a point that their strike capability is completely destroyed. Effective intelligence could stop the terrorists in their tracks, while a swift, well organized counter-insurgency operation could annihilate them completely.
So far, we have not succeeded in containing the terrorists because, either our security forces are ill-equipped, incapable for some reasons, or are over-stretched to police the vast area they are supposed to cover. The Chibok tragedy and the frequent attacks on soft targets like motor parks, worship centres, markets and academic institutions ought to be prevented by the military authorities, because we all know that is the stock-in-trade of Boko Haram. Nobody should claim ignorance of the history of these attacks on such targets.
Boko Haram is a special problem in our country, and we require a special arrangement to move ahead of their logistics to nip them in the bud. Aside international assistance as earlier mentioned, localized knowledge of the terrains is an important factor. We have enough Para-military forces, which could be deployed to compliment efforts by our armed services, to provide adequate security coverage for our nation. There’s nothing wrong if we incorporate our ethnic militias and vigilante groups in this security arrangement because the nation is at war. And anyone, except the terrorists, could be a victim. When a nation is kidnapped, no effort should be spared to rescue it. So that’s why I join the rest of the world in saying:
Bring Back Our Girls Now!

Guess what? The  Nominations for this years BET awards is out!! Our favorite artists Naijagal  Tiwa Savage & the ever talented Davido are nominated in the same category. Tiwa SAVAGE  and DAVIDO will VIE for the  ‘Best International Act:Africa’ award
Tiwa Savage has definitely had an amazing year thus far. Her debut album  ‘Once Upon A Time’, includes the trailblazing hit track , ‘Eminado’ . Lets not forget Davido has also had what will be termed as a string of hits year with songs ‘Gobe’, ‘Skelewu’, ‘Aye’, and a lot more
Tiwa savage and Davido are also sharing this particular nomination with  South Africa’sMafikizoloSarkodie of Ghana, Toofan of Togo and Diamond Platnumz of Tanzania.
Jay Z and Beyonce are ahead with the most nominations.  Also hot and super talented Nigerian-British actor, Chiwetel Ejiofo rand  12 Years a Slave  people's most beautiful Lupita Nyong’o are  also nominees this year scored the category of  Best Actor and Best Actress. The awards take place on Sunday 29th June 2014.
CHECK OUT THE FULL LIST OF  nominees:
Best International Act: Africa
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Toofan (Togo)
Best International Act: UK
Dizzee Rascal
Ghetts
Krept & Konan
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
Rihanna
Tamar Braxton
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams
Best Group
A$AP Mob
Daft Punk
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
TGT
Young Money
Best Collaboration
August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – I Luv This
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love
Drake f/ Majid Jordan – Hold On (We’re Going Home)
JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
Robin Thicke f/ T.I. & Pharrell Williams – Blurred Lines
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – My Hitta
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Drake
Future
J. Cole
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
Eve
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj
Video of the Year
Beyoncé – Partition
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love
Chris Brown – Fine China
Drake – Worst Behavior
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley
Director X
Hype Williams
Best New Artist
Ariana Grande
August Alsina
Mack Wilds
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q
Best Gospel Artist
Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker
Tamela Mann
Tye Tribbett
Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Lupita Nyong’o
Oprah Winfrey
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Forest Whitaker
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Michael B. Jordan
YoungStars Award
Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
KeKe Palmer
Zendaya
Best Movie
12 Years a Slave
The Best Man Holiday
Fruitvale Station
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Brittney Griner
Lolo Jones
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams
Subway Sportsman of the Year
Blake Griffin
Carmelo Anthony
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Centric Award
Aloe Blacc – The Man
Jennifer Hudson f/ T.I. – I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)
Jhené Aiko – The Worst
LiV Warfield – Why Do You Lie?
Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing