FBI Reveals Why Nigerian-Born Christmas Day bomber’s Underwear Failed to Detonate – “Because he had worn them for THREE WEEKS!”



On December 25th, 2009, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian tried to detonate an explosive aboard a Northwest Flight 253 over Detroit in the United States of America. As the son of one of Nigeria’s most prominent businessmen and someone who had access to international travel and a world-class education, his terrorist act took Nigeria by surprise.
Umar has since been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. However, the FBI has recently revealed the reason why the explosives failed to go off.
During his trial he said the bomb in his underwear was a ‘blessed weapon’ to avenge poorly treated Muslims around the world.
Two FBI agents told WXYZ TV that Umar confessed to the plot, saying that he had worn the explosive underwear for three weeks in order to get used to it and make sure he could get it through security.
“So basically for three weeks he wore this garment, these underwear with this device in it. We think ultimately that is probably what caused the disruption in the sequence of events in the explosion,” said FBI agent Ted Peissig.
The agents also revealed that Umar was not recruited by al Qaeda, but the other way around.
“He sought out al Qaeda relentlessly,” another FBI agent on the case, Mike Connelly said. “He persisted and he was almost turned away at times, you know, by al Qaeda. But he refused to relent.”
FBI agents also say the Underwear Bomber might have inadvertently foiled his own plot because of his obsession about making sure the bomb would not be detected. They further revealed that he had been instructed to detonate the bomb over a populated area to maximize the death toll.
Here is the account of the FBI agents as reported by WXYZ TV
In Abdulmutallab’s mind it was an act of martyrdom and jihad. He had no feelings for the men, women and children around him who were about die, according to the FBI agents.
“He did not bat an eye in saying if that plane was going to go down, it was going to go down. That was God’s call. That wasn’t his call. His responsibility was just to detonate the bomb, and whatever happened, happened,” says agent Connelly.
As the huge jumbo jet carrying over 300 people was approaching Detroit, Abulmutallab disappeared into the restroom to wash himself, a ritual for his passage into the next life. When he returned to his seat he told the guy sitting next to him that he wasn’t feeling well.
“And pulled a blanket almost completely concealing himself up to the chin,” says Agent Peissig.
Using a plastic syringe, Abdulmutallab injected a mixture of liquids and solids into the explosive chemicals already packed into his underwear.
But Instead of exploding, the bomb burst into flames, setting his clothes and the blanket on fire, seriously burning him.
The two agents who visited Nigeria during the course of his investigation said they extracted detailed and chilling information about Abdulmutallab and his mission, getting a rare glimpse into the mind of a suicide bomber.
“In his tone, his conversation, he’s very reserved,” adds agent Connelly. “He’s deliberate in his speech.”
“The witnesses remarked about how he just looked like a simple young school boy,” says Peissig.
But appearances don’t match reality in the case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Agents say he was an extreme fanatic and a very dangerous man.
He was hell-bent on taking down a jumbo jet over Detroit with no consideration for the hundreds who would die in the plane and on the ground.
“He is completely different from any terrorist that I’ve had the ability to talk to,” explains Connelly. “Different because of his absolute devotion to Jihad. The degree of conviction that he had to the cause is unparalleled.”
We are glad his attempt to kill innocent people was foiled.

Happy Birthday to J Martins



Highlife singer Martins Okey Justice better known for his stage name J Martins adds another year today.
The talented singer-producer took to his Twitter page to let everyone know ‘It’s my birthday people. Thanking God for his many blessings, Thanking you for your continued support!‘.
Martins who hails from Abia is the second child from a family of seven kids and a graduate of Computer Science at the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka.
He has three albums under his belt - ‘Get Serious’, ‘Elevated’ and his 2012 release ‘Selah
Martins this year joined the likes of 2Face Idibia, T.W.O, Sunny Neji and Timi Dakolo at talent management company Now Muzik.

Comedians Are Not Well Paid

Jedi Ayo popularly known as “The Well-Fed comedian”, a University of Lagos graduate, speaks on his career, the comedy industry and his marriage plans 

.Qatar Airways Flight Lands Safely in Lagos After Tire Emergency




A Qatar Airways Ltd. flight from Doha touched down safely in Lagos today after requesting an emergency landing because of problems with landing tire.
The Airbus A330 plane landed around 1:30 p.m. local time, Harold Demuren, director-general of Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority, said by phone from Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. 
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Great News for Female Entrepreneurs! Your Chance to win N10million as the WIMBIZ/YouWiN Business Clinic Comes to Your Doorstep this Weekend

Are you ready to kick start your business dream? Or perhaps in need of a nudge to take it to the next level? Well if you’re a female between ages 18-45 then you could win N10million to put towards your business with WIMBIZ/YouWiN business plan competition. Take the first step in the right direction and attend one of our free business clinics in any of the states listed below:

Photos from the New York screening of Jeta Amata's Black November



The premiere took place on September 26th at the United Nations in New York. Akon, Wyclef, Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Don King, Rev Al Sharpton, Uche Jombo, Fred Amata, etc, were all there. Nolloywood is making us proud. Read more to see photos below.

Christina Aguilera's 'Your Body': As Bad As Her Baddest Videos?

 Based on everything we've seen so far, Christina Aguilera isn't shying away from her sexy side in her "Your Body" video, and, really, we'd expect nothing less.
After all, throughout her career, Xtina has never been afraid to push the boundaries, seemingly delighting in making the censors sweat with her bad-girl antics. In fact, her baddest music videos also stand out as some of her very best ... so in celebration of her triumphant return, here's a look back at some of her sexiest clips. As she's proven time and time again, she's definitely very good at being very bad.

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose cover XXL magazine

So many of hip-hop's power couples choose to do their thing behind closed doors, but Wiz Khalifa and his fiancée Amber Rose are definitely down with the PDA. Now, to further show the world their love, a shirtless Wiz and a very pregnant Amber chose to grace the cover of XXL Magazine's October/November cover.

Check Out Blue Ivy’s Blinged Out Kicks!

When your mommy and daddy make up the richest couple in music and one one of the most famous couples in the world, having designers clamoring to dress you in their designs is just another day in your fabulous life.
Designer Ruthie Davis created a custom-made pair of pink booties called Baby Ruthies 1 for Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy.
The shoes feature $800 worth of Swarovski crystals which will go nicely with Blue’s footwear collection which includes Jeremy Scott x Adidas J wings and Marc Jacobs mouse ballet flats.
“Take a look at the Baby Ruthie’s I made especially for Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy… SO Sweet, right?” the designer posted on her Facebook page.
Nice.
And Jay-Z showed off his fun side as he posted this photo of himself at the Barclay Center which opened its doors last Friday.
“Usually I don’t do this but, uh go on and break em off with the preview of the remix,” he tweeted along with a photo of himself chilling on the floor – ah he’s so cool!
Jay will be the first to rock the Barclay’s Center with a concert on September 28th

Arthur Guinness Day Celeration is here again! This time bigger


Another exciting day is around the corner; the Arthur Guinness Day celebration. On this day, Arthur Guinness is celebrated worldwide and true Guinness Foreign Extra Stout lovers, the world over, traditionally hold the 27th of September as their own epic day of celebration where they toast to the legacy of Arthur Guinness.
Nigeria is not left out in this worldwide celebration as we and the rest of the world raise our glasses to Arthur on this day and celebrate a truly inspiring brand, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. 
In the spirit of true brotherhood, Friday September 28th, 2012 has been set aside to celebrate with you and it’ll be going down at an all exclusive Guinness VIP Black Party taking place at La Mango Restaurant & Bar – 2, Adekunle Fajuyi Street, GRA, Ikeja by 17:59!!! Guinness lovers all over the world will be joining us in raising glasses and toasting to Arthur in recognition of the remarkable heritage this iconic brand represents, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout! So, where will you be on Arthur Guinness's day? La Mango in GRA, Ikeja is the place to be, DJ Xclusive intends to bring down the roof that night… Wow! and Guess what! I have loads of free VIP tickets to give away; all you have to do is like the Guinness Facebook page at www.facebook.com/guinnessvip, pay tribute to Arthur Guinness and you stand a chance to win and an iPad or tickets for you and a friend to attend the party. It is that simple! You can also join the ever growing community portal at m.guinnessvip.com or follow them on twitter at www.twitter.com/guinnessvip. Be part of this epic day, join in the celebration! Dress code – Black and Trendy.
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout encourages everyone to Stay On-Side and enjoys their drinks responsibly:
Want to stay in touch with everything football, lifestyle and entertainment? Just join Guinness VIP. SMS ‘Yes’ and your Date of Birth to ‘1759’ and you’re in.


One killed, three injured as gunmen invade University of Jos



One person was killed on Wednesday when two armed men attacked the permanent site of the University of Jos in Plateau.
The reports that the armed men invaded the university and opened fire on students, injuring two girls whose names were given as Uju Imo and Esther Ugwu, both 100 level students of the English Department of the university.
Mr Emmanuel Abu, Public Relations Officer of the Plateau State Police Command, who confirmed the incident, said that angry students pursued and killed one of the attackers while the other attacker escaped death.
He said that the two injured students were receiving treatment at the Plateau State Specialist Hospital in Jos.
“Following the intervention of the police, the injured attacker was rescued and taken to the hospital while the corpse of the other attacker had been taken to the mortuary,’’ he said.
The police officer said that a pistol was recovered from the surviving attacker with three live cartridges.


“But normalcy has returned to the university and the police have commenced full investigation into the matter,” he said. (NAN)

Bobbi Kristina reportedly in car accident


Police in Alpharetta, Ga., are trying to get to the bottom of a car accident that reports have suggested involved Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston, and Bobbi Kristina's reported boyfriend Nick Gordon.
According to the Alpharetta Police Department, officers were responding to a noise complaint call that was placed around 4:14 a.m. on Monday when they spotted a "wrecked Camaro sitting in the parking lot with its airbags deployed," a spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety told CNN.
When officers knocked on the door of the car's registered owner, they didn't get a response. The spokesman believes it was the home of Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, but that hasn't been verified.

(The noise complaint police were responding to was regarding a different apartment.)
So far, Alpharetta police know that the damaged Camaro was involved in some sort of accident, but they don't know where it happened, who was in the car, or when the incident occurred.
TMZ reported Wednesday that it was Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina who were in the Camaro when they got into the alleged accident on Sunday night, with Gordon behind the wheel and Bobbi Kristina in the passenger seat. TMZ heard from unnamed sources that the two were having an argument when the accident happened. The website adds that no other cars were involved, and there weren't any injuries.
However, Bobbi Kristina's attorney tells CNN that the 19-year-old was not in the car.
Having a damaged vehicle on private property isn't a violation, and police need to determine if there's a next step.
In the meantime, Bobbi Kristina is gearing up for her family's Lifetime reality show, "The Houstons: On Our Own," which is set to debut October 24 at 9 p.m.

 

Of Course Lindsay Lohan’s Screwing Up Her “Movie Career” Again


So remember how Lindsay Lohan was picked up for a role in Scary Movie 5? Well, naturally, Lindsay’s a loser, and can’t commit to even the simplest of shit. According to Page Six, Lindsay was almost sued for not showing up for production on time, among other contract violations. From Page Six:
Dimension Films signed Lohan to play a cameo in the horror spoof opposite Charlie Sheen. But over the past two weeks — as the date for filming approached — Lohan disappeared, blew off rehearsals, missed her flight to the set and even bizarrely claimed she had walking pneumonia. We’re told the troubled starlet “freaked out” after seeing the script was poking fun at her. At the 11th hour, Lohan did report for work, however only after she was threatened with a lawsuit by a Hollywood legal eagle and a private jet was sent to pick her up.

Sunny okonkwo celebrates birthday today September 26th

Birthday Sunnybobo



Hurray!!!!!! its my birthday!

These are my birthday mates rocking the day with me







Genevieve Nnaji Rocks New Low-Cut Look


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Nollywood and African motion pictures’ pride, Genevieve Nnaji has changed her look. While at an event in Lagos last week Wednesday, the sexy single mother of one looked beautiful in her hairdo. But days later, the multiple award-winning screen goddess surprised many when she was pictured wearing a new look. This time, the car brand ambassador and former face of Lux soap wore a low-cut.

The actress posted this photo on her Instagram page a few days ago, asking hair on or off? What do you think; Genevieve with or without the weaves? This really suits her. Makes her look younger...maybe ladies should try it....

Wizkid And Manager Osagie Osarenkhoe SPLIT!

Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid and his long-time manager, Osagie Osarenkhoe of M.et.al have parted ways, after five years of their management relationship.

According to the buzz, the EME star singer and Osarenkhoe who runs her own outfit M.e.tal Management ended their business relationship back in June 2012 and both parties have tried as much as possible to keep it away from the public.

When Osarenkhoe was contacted by TheNET she said ‘I don’t think I am in the best position to answer these questions‘. But for now she still handles management for other EME acts Skales, Shaydee and Niyola through her M.e.tal management platform

Funke Akindele Sparkles As She Struts The Runway Alongside Genevieve Nnaji, Monalisa Chinda, Rita Dominic, Joke Silva, Shan George And Annie Macaulay-Idibia At Florence Ita Giwa’s Red Ball For Bakassi Charity Event (Photos)

The biggest names in the Nigerian entertainment industry gathered at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, for Senator Ita Giwa‘s Foundation for Children of Bakassi’s charity event tagged The Red Ball, On Sunday 23rd September 2012.




Aside your humbly blogger sunny okonkwo,  who was there live at the Eko hotel with Ade  bakare , frank oshodi,  patrick Doyle, Shan George, with  Performances by 2 Face Idibia and Kele Kele Love songstress, Tiwa Savage, were some of the most buzzed about stories but the one that truly got everyone excited was when top Nigerian actresses including Rita Dominic, Jenifa star, Funke Akindele-Oloyede, Shan George, Genevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Monalisa Chinda and Annie Macaulay-Idibia, strut the runway in stylish Indian and as well as sequined ensembles.

Photo credit by Bella Naija

Desmond Elliott, Uche Jombo, Aisha Kamara, Dabota Lawson And More Star In "Reflections" (Photos)

Nigerian born Star actor, Desmond Elliott has been directing a new movie titled Reflections, in Sierra Leone. He features in the movie, alongside Uche Jombo, Lydia Forson, Aisha Kamara, and Dabota Lawson.

Reflections is a story about a woman who is jailed abroad, for killing her husband. She is forced to confront her past, when she returns to the country, which she fled as a child. Reflections is being shot with a Red digital camera.

UCHE JUMBO AND AISHA KAMARA


Photo credit: Oracle Cinema

 

The Green family wins Maltina Dance All season 6!



After weeks of thrilling performances, hectic rehearsals, and a lot of laughter, the Green family has emerged winners of the sixth season of Maltina Dance All TV show, walking away with N6m and a brand new Toyota Avensis.
The Greens were announced as winners at a grand finale which took place at the Expo Centre of the Eko Hotel and Suites. The show was anchored by familiar host Kemi Adetiba with judges Janell Burgess, Muyiwa Oshinaike, Michael Adegoke present.


The Green family beat four other families Efiokwu, Boyle, Zibe and Eghove that had qualified for the grand finale. All five families gave their last performance to thrill the audience and boost their votes. The end of the performance saw the Green family emerge winners after garnering the largest votes from Nigerians, with Efiokwu and Eghove families as the first and second runners taking home N1m and N500, 000 respectively.
So ecstatic to be crowned the number one dance family in Nigeria, 19 year old Ibiba Green, the family representative, could not hide her tears of joy as she gave thanks to God for making it possible for her family to be crowned winners.

 Also, Telema Green, the mother, expressed her joy and gratitude.
Because dancing is an ongoing process, Maltina created the MDA Academy to teach families more about the art of dancing, the way to move and adjust their bodies to different types of music. We basically educate them on dance styles and patterns, so every year; it is only going to get better as the education also gets stronger’, Janell Burgess said.

Lindsay Lohan rushed to hospital over lung infection



Lindsay Lohan always seems to be in the news but this time we should be sorry for her…
Lohan was rushed to the emergency room of a New York hospital Mt. Sinai, last night, Monday, September 24, 2012. Reports say she is she’s suffering from a bad lung infection.
According to reports, Lohan was forced to go to the hospital after the infection threat which she’s been battling for weeks heightened.
She was discharged shortly after and is currently resting back in her hotel room.
We are waiting for the next drama Lindsay…

Peter Of P-Square, Lola Omotayo, Celebrate Birthday With Son, Cameron



Sunday, September 23, 2012, Cameron, son of Peter Okoye of P-Square celebrated his fourth birthday with some of his classmates. Peter's babymama, Lola Omotayo was not left out at the party as J-Martins also joined in the celebration.

A visibly happy Cameron had fun celebrating his birthday with his classmates.

Peter and Lola are expecting their second child. Just recently, Peter organised a surprise birthday bash for Lola. The party was attended by some selected family members and friends.

Jennifer Lopez: Judge Dismisses $10 Million Lawsuit Against Singer


Jennifer Lopez can rest easy now that a $10 million lawsuit filed against her has been dismissed.
The lawsuit came about two years ago when Lopez's attorneys sent cease-and-desist letters to her former hubby Ojani Noa, his business partner Ed Meyer and producer Claudia Vazquez while they were working on a film for Telemundo called I Owe JLo.
The film was set to tell details about Lopez's failed marriage to Noa, but when the "Dance Again" singer allegedly interfered with the flick's production, causing it to be "unmarketable," according to Vazquez, the producer sued her for $10 million for tortious interference.

Chris Brown Tests Positive for Marijuana, Remains on Probation

A conservatively dressed Chris Brown, strutting a gray vest over a white button down shirt, arrived in court today alongside his attorney Mark Geragos for a probation hearing in Los Angeles. 
And although Breezy was looking good, it wasn't his wardrobe that the judge was worried about.

Nneka - New Video Lucifer



Nneka‘s music is nothing short of original, unique and is always filled with a socially conscious message. Here’s her new music video for her single, “Lucifer (No Doubt)” off her “Soul Is Heavy” album.
 
click to watch. Its so nice.

Pictures From Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards Launch In Lagos






Multi choice, the owners of DSTV partnered with the premium movie channel to celebrate talents and outstanding performances in African film and television.
Areas like acting, directing, script-writing, cinematography, editing, make-up, sound, lighting and costuming have been made part of the categories in which the audience will determine winners by a voting process.
The star-studded event was witnessed by Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Ramsey Nouah, Desmond Elliot, Jide Kosoko, RMD, Majid Michel, and many others

Shuttered Arik Air Accuses Aviation Minister Of Demanding 5% Share

Officials at Arik Air, whose domestic flight operations across Nigeria were grounded earlier today, have claimed that the carrier was forced out of business for refusing to part with 5% of its corporate shares as Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, demanded.

Monalisa Chinda at Wole Soyinka Prize For Literature



Nollywood star & GLO Ambassador Monalisa Chinda showd up at the 4th Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa dressed in an ankara top and black maxi skirt, she finished off the look with a green head wrap, gold accessories and a bold red lip. A different look for her but I guess her and her stylist Ezinna Chinkata are experimenting with fashion choices.
The event which was organised by the Lumina Foundation went down last week at the Civic Centre in Lagos

Finally Nollywood Actor Emeka Ossai Becomes A Father




Weeping may endure for a night, BUT SURELY joy cometh in the morning.
Nollywood actor cum producer, Emeka Ossai and wife Jumai have announced that God has blessed them with a set of twins, five years after they got married.
The bundles of joy, boy and a girl, were delivered on Friday, September 21, 2012 in far away America via Cesarean Section.
According to the latest father in town..”it’s the Lords doing, and it will continue to be marvelous in our eyes”.
Mother and kids are reportedly doing well.
Big congratulations to them

OPRAH OUTSHINES BILL GATE AND WARREN BUFFET ON COVER OF FORBES


It's no big shock that Oprah is one of the highest paid women in the world, but it feels so darn good to see a black woman on the cover of Forbes. 
Oprah is the center star of this month's Forbes "126 Billion Cover." She shares the space with Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, but her presence in the eggplant dress standing above the two seated men is one of dominance.