World record set by a Nigerian woman for largest Heroin ever swallowed

All has ended for a 52year old Nigerian woman; Bola Adebisi whose dream is a mercedes, house in lekki and owambe parties, when she was caught at Washinton Airport, having swallowed heroin ever recorded in world history. She was said to have ingested an incredible 180 thumb-sized pellets filled with heroin, while the previous record was four pounds of heroin ingested in 100 pellets.
According to International Business Times, Adebisi broke a previous record for ingested drugs set on March 30, 2011, by another Nigerian man,
 
Airport officers became suspicious when she was questioned after arriving on  Ethiopian Airlines flight 500 from Adis Ababa. Adebisi claimed she was visiting her brother in the U.S., but she was unable give details of her “brother” and his address. A routine pat-down showed that her belly was suspiciously rigid, and an X-ray revealed to astonished officials that she had in her stomach 180 thumb-sized pellets with a total weight of five pounds.

Christopher Hess, director of Customs and Border Patrol for Washington D.C. said: “The amount of pellets and heroin this woman ingested is incredible, a serious health risk, and very troubling if these numbers become the new normal.”

Adebisi, according to MSNBC, will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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ASUU; Unilag branch declare lecture free days in honour of her late Vice Chancellor

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU); Unilag branch declare lecture free days in honour of the late Vice Chancellor; Prof Babatunde Adetokunbo Sofoluwe; whom was given birth to on 15th April 1950, and died 12th May 2012.
Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th May, has been declared lecture free days to honour her Vice Chancellor who bade the world farewell at the age of 62. May the Lord grant his relatives and University community fortitude to bear the loss.

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Unilag Vice Chancellor; Prof Babatunde Sofoluwe dies of Cardiac arrest at age 62

Prof Babatude Adetokunbo Sofoluwe; the vice chancellor of University of Lagos, has been confirmed dead having suffered from cardiac arrest at age 62.
The VC was said to have been rushed to Unilag health centre yesterday night but had to be transferred to LUTH (Lagos State University teaching hospital) due to severity of the ailment. He was said to have died around 1am this morning at LUTH.
May his gentle soul rest in peace. Amen!

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An African Adaptation of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ titled ‘RUBIEWE’ on stage this may @ The Knot Centre and Terra Kulture by PAWS (Performing Arts Workshop and Studios)

The ‘Performing Arts Workshop and Studios’ (PAWS) in partnership with The Knot Centre presents ‘RUBIEWE’ an African adaptation of ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
Starring: Uzor Osimkpa, Paul Alumona, Tomi Odunsi, Patrick Diabuah, Seun Kentebe, Damilola Kalejaiye, Omololu Shodiya, amongst others. Adapted and Directed by: Kenneth Uphopho and Stage Managed by: Ibukun Fasunhan.

1st Show
Date: Sunday 27th May 2012.
Time: 4pm
Venue: The Knot Centre (by Yabatech 2nd gate off Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba.

2nd Show
Date:: Monday 28th May 2012
Time: 6pm
Venue: Terra kulture, tiamiyu Savage street, victoria island, lagos

3rd Show:
Date:: Tuesday 29th May 2012
Time: 3pm and 6pm
Venue: Terra kulture, tiamiyu Savage street, victoria island, lagos

Tickets: #3000 (Students), #5000(Regular), #15,000 (VIP), #200,000 (Table of 5).

Tickets available @ Gadget Zone, Terra Kulture; Tiamiyu Savage Street Victoria Island, The Knot Cetnre and Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Complex Surulere.

For table bookings and reservations please call 08034448812 or 08037177106.

Proudly supported by Cool fm, Bella Naija, Total Consult Wazobia fm, Nigeria info, Rainbow fm, Y Naija,Jodar Visuals, Oluchi Gems and Zebra Living.

You can also like PAWS facebook page facebook.com/pawstudios or follow us on twitter @pawstudios. You can also visit PAWS website http://www.pawstudios.com.ng

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From ‘Mohits’ to ‘Mavin’ records by the master himself Don Jazzy

This is surely a rebirth and an homely idea from the master himself; Don Jazzy. He has finally changed Mohits; a record label owned by him and Dbanj to ‘Mavin Records’ in order to mark a new rebirth. Under this record label are A-list artiste like Wande Coal, D Prince, Tiwa Savage, and Dr. Sid. Don Jazzy speaks of his goodwill message to all his fans.

Don Jazzy’s message
I see Mavin Records being the power house of Music in Africa in the shortest possible time. I know Rome wasn’t built in a day but with a lot of hard work, a good and God fearing team, our friends and fans, TV houses, radio stations, press, bloggers and most of all with God on our side, there is nothing we cannot achieve.  
I definitely won’t forget my past because I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. I know there are questions unanswered, mysteries unsolved, wounds to heal but I would really appreciate if we allow time to heal the wounds for us all instead of digging them up again.
I love and respect the press and bloggers a lot and believe they will play a major role in healing our wounds and allow the forward movement. I would love to thank everyone that contributed in making Mohits records as successful as it got. We wouldn’t have done it without you all. The love and support you have given us thus far is definitely not in vain.  You all helped create international superstars and none of us will let you down.
 
It is going to be a very exciting journey from here. I can’t wait to show you guys all we have planned for you all. We have some other Mavins that are not activated yet still under construction that I’m positive you are going to love. Please open up your hearts, lend us your ears, give us your love and support as always and let’s continue to entertain you. Please don’t forget to visit. www.mavinrecords.com and join the fan club “MAVIN LEAGUE” for exclusive news, music and gifts.
 
“Don’t just be amazing at what you do, be a MAVIN at it” – IDJA

Mavin Records is set to release a compilation album titled ‘Solar Plexus’ tomorow 8th May 2012 starring all Mavin stars. Check the webiste, http://mavinrecords.com/ for more details. Sure you all can’t wait to hear what this new record label has got to offer to her fans. Till then, keep your fingers crossed.

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‘Rubiewe’ an adaptation of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on stage this May.

The ‘Performing Arts Workshop and Studios’ (PAWS) in partnership with The Knot Centre presents ‘RUBIEWE’ an African adaptation of ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
Starring: Uzor Osimkpa, Paul Alumona, Tomi Odunsi, Patrick Diabuah, Seun Kentebe, Damilola Kalejaiye, Omololu Shodiya, amongst others.
Adapted and Directed by: Kenneth Uphopho. Stage Managed by: Ibukun Fasunhan.

Date: 26th and 27th of May 2012.
Time: 1pm and 4pm daily
Venue: The Knot Centre (by Yabatech 2nd gate off Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba.
Tickets: #3000 (Regular), #10,000 (VIP), #100,000 (Table of 5).

Tickets available @ Terra Kulture; Tiamiyu Savage Street Victoria Island, The Knot Cetnre and Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Complex Surulere.
For further enquiries please call 08034448812 or 08037177106. Proudly supported by Jodar Visuals, Oluchi Gems and Zebra Living.

RUBIEWE: A Classic Tale Retold.

You can also like PAWS facebook page facebook.com/pawstudios or follow us on twitter @pawstudios. You can also visit PAWS website http://www.pawstudios.com.ng

James Ibori and the national question

Some Francophonie hemisphere often say a costly joke that; “Nigeria is a clay-footed elephant”. This satirical statement needs no help than to sink into the marrow of Nigerians. While Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala contested for the president of World Bank, I often say that she will never win. Not that she is not hard working and fit, but the dented Nigerian image won’t make her go far. No thanks to yahoo guys, coupled with the 13year jail term of James Ibori.
All praises be to God that he wasn’t charged for corruption in Nigeria, else the case would be at the Court of Appeal for the next 5years. One then, is made to ponder and wonder why a ‘man’ would buy;

1. A house in Hampstead, north London, for £2.2m
2. A property in Shaftesbury, Dorset, for £311,000
3. A £3.2m mansion in Sandton, near Johannesburg, South Africa
4. A fleet of armoured Range Rovers valued at £600,000
5.A £120,000 Bentley
6.A Mercedes Maybach for 407,000 euros that was shipped direct to his mansion in South Africa.

While some people have been made impoverished and struggle to afford ‘tinko’. (the smallest piece of meat), and some kill cows for a day meal!. I have been made to find solace and rest of mind in this case owing to the fact that he will not be serving his jail term in Nigeria, and also in the words of my erudite friend and scholar;
“The bad news is that he won’t be serving 13yrs in jail, all the years he has spent behind bar will be deducted & you know in prison a year is not 12 months, so at the end of the day he is just going to serve 5yrs.”.
However this is still preferable to Nigeria’s 15years in jail which is equivalent to 15years at home enjoying and paying numerous visits abroad..
The onus then lies on the judicial system, executive system and the citizens to please help save the country’s image which has been ‘Eshuororised’.

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