September 10, 2008


A couple was invited to a masked costume Halloween
party. The wife got a terrible headache and told her husband to go to
the party alone.

He, being a devoted husband, protested, but she argued
and said she was going to take some aspirin and go to bed, and there
was no need for his good time to be spoiled by not going. So he took
his Batman costume and away he went.

The wife, after sleeping soundly for about an hour,
awakened without pain, and, as it was still early, decided to go to
the party.

In as much as her husband did not know what her
costume was, she thought she would have some fun by watching her
husband to see how he acted when she was not with him.
She put on a Goldilocks costume.

So she joined the party and soon spotted her husband
cavorting around on the dance floor, dancing with every nice chick he
cuddle and copping a little feel here and a little kiss there.

His wife went up to him and being a rather seductive
babe herself, he left his new partner high and dry and devoted his
time to her.

She let him go as far as he wished, naturally, since
he was her husband. After some more to drink he finally whispered a
little proposition in her ear and she agreed, so off they went to one
of the cars and had a quickie in the back seat.

Just before unmasking at midnight, she slipped away
and went home and put her costume away and got into
bed, wondering what kind of explanation he would make
up for his outrageous behavior.

She was sitting up reading when he came in, so she
asked what kind of time he had.
"Oh, the same old thing. You know I never have a
good time when you're not there."

Then she asked, "Did you dance much?"

He replied, "I'll tell you, I never even
danced one dance. When I got there, I met Pete, Bill Brown and some
other guys, so we went into the spare room and played poker all

"You must have looked really silly wearing that
Batman costume playing poker all night!" she said with unashamed

To which the husband replied, "Actually, I gave
my Batman costume to your Dad. Apparently he had a whale of a time.

He told me he got lucky with a hottie in a Goldilocks outfit"



The London Stock Exchange has said a computer software glitch was the reason trading was paralyzed on Monday. Traders could not connect to the LSE’s system for nearly seven hours, wiping out most of the day’s trading. Business resumed on Tuesday and without incident, but the Exchange missed out on what could have been one of its busiest days of the year. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation News it came at a time when the LSE was facing increasing competition from new rival exchanges. A spokeswoman for the LSE said the problem had now been fixed. She denied that the problem had been related to the high volume of trading first thing in the morning. Strong trading had been predicted for London and other European markets on Monday after the United States government stepped in to rescue troubled mortgage firms, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, over the weekend. Since new European Union rules came in last year, the LSE no longer has a monopoly on share trading and new rivals have sprung up. One of their competitors, Chi-X, said the incident highlighted that the system needed a “root and branch change”, with trading prices taken from a variety of sources. Its Chief Executive, Mr. Peter Randall said, “We have newer software and more modern technology and offer real time market data for free.” Punch

Nigerian housemate having a nice time.

It seems that the Nigerian housemate is having a good time in the house. When BBA 3 started Uti was a little bit quite and some how boring. If one was asked to be the judge of who would take the cash home, you would have voted for Mimi, Rico or the SA housemate Thami.

Now things have changed and Uti is becoming more popular. He seem to be getting on well with the other housemates, he is creative, does not talk too much, he respects the other housemates, he apologized to Lucille and above all the Nigerian does not sleep around with any girl.

He seems not to be in a hurry when it comes to the relationships matters. He takes time to study events in the house and then takes the action. Although Biggie is still young, right now if biggie came to an end bet me the cash would go to Nigeria.

Kingibe hands over, says ‘I knew I would vacate SGF office one day’

Former Secretary to the Government of Federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe
Speaking while handing over to his successor, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, in Abuja, Kingibe said the pictures of his predecessors in his former office served as constant reminders that no position was permanent.

He said, “Every morning that I entered into my office, I looked up at the 14 pictures of my illustrious predecessors hanging on the walls.

“ The pictures of (these) men…all serve as daily reminders that one day, God’s appointed time will come for everyone to leave office. The time for me is now.”

The ex-SGF, who also served notice of his intention to return to active politics, said like Ahmed, he had personal loyalty to the nation and to the President.

He said, “I do not have capital to buy a farm or own a farm. I will continue to do what I know best: mobilising people of goodwill behind our national endeavour to make sure that this country fulfils the promise of greatness through President Yar’Adua.”

Turning to the new SGF, he said, “As you know, it was Yar’Adua alone who took the decision to appoint me. This singular consideration was always uppermost in my mind in all my actions and will abide with me always.”

He described Ahmed as a worthier and more meritorious successor.

“I know your experience, capabilities, dedication to duty and tenacity in the pursuit of set goals,” he the former SGF said.

‘These qualities and those of patriotism, love, and personal loyalty to the President which we both share, have more than well prepared you for this office and the onerous responsibilities that go with it,” he added.

Responding, Ahmed described the handover as emotional.

“Never in my life have I come to an assignment as difficult and emotional like this,” he sdaid.

He said as a brother, he would continue to tap into Kingibe’s wisdom.

The new SGF, who until his appointment was the Minister of Defence, promised to serve the Yar’Adua administration to the best of his ability.

Kingibe was removed on Monday by Yar’Adua shortly after his return from Saudi Arabia. punch ng.


She is the stuff of which legends are made. A strong woman who, against all odds rose to become a dazzling success that fiction loving individuals get to read about in Jackie Collins or Barbara Taylor- Bradford novels. But her story is for real. Genevieve Nnaji is undoubtedly, Nollywood's most dazzling diamond yet.

Nollywood, the pet name for the Nigerian motion picture industry, has captured global fascination and is touted as being the third largest movie producing country after America's Hollywood and India's Bollywood, respectively. Nollywood has more fans outside, spread across Africa and other parts of the world than in Nigeria itself. It is in this buoyant industry that a home video is hardly produced without Nnaji on the cast list. She has acted major roles in nearly 200 home videos. Her earnings from a home movie is reportedly in six digits. She lives in the posh Ajah district in Lagos. And she moves about in the latest sleek cars. She has become not just a star but, a super star.

Her status received the mega star title when in addition to acting she released a musical album. Titled Hot Stuff, the album was first released in Ghana before its subsequent release in Sierra Leone. Her first musical performance in Sierra Leone took place at Old School Entertainment Complex at Abereen, west of the capital Freetown, on May 6 and at the National Stadium Lagos on May 7. She appeared at the event alongside Mohamed Kallon, Sierra Leonean international striker. Kallon remarked that Genevieve's album is a delightful blend of Afro beat and western lyrics. At the initial launch of the album in Ghana, different groups jostled for hosting the show with some of them offering 12,000 dollars for it.

Her super stardom was consolidated recently. Unilever, the international conglomerate, recently appointed her as the new face of Lux, a toilet soap. Her appearance in the television advertisement confirmed her star status; she was the star any young girl would aspire to be. Apart from the television advertisements, she also featured in the billboards advertisements.

Popularly called 'Genny' by her friends, Nnaji was born in 1979 to an engineer father and a mother who was a teacher. She attended Girls Secondary School Akwakuma, Owerri, Imo State. It was while in secondary school that she exhibited her artistic bent. Contrary to earlier protestations, she refused to forgo her fantasy of becoming a film star.

In order to actualise her dreams and not just fantasise about it, she left for Lagos. Initially, the roles were not forthcoming. But, she started with minor roles in Palace and Broad Street, two television soap operas. This opened the door for roles in Nollywood productions like Most Wanted, Agony, The Only Nigerian Girl, Camouflage, Fire Dancer, Mark of the Beast and so on. From her scintillating performance in these movies, her rating and popularity soared. She has been hailed as Nigerian Halle Berry and Africa's Janet Jackson.

Fans are already gearing up to witness her transition to Hollywood. Her innocent natural looks, petite figure and charisma in addition to her ability to let characters come to her easily brand her as Hollywood stuff! However, Nnaji is lukewarm about that. "Of course, it's not easy climbing up the ladder in Hollywood … Will I be able to cope with their professional standards? Will I be able to cope with the beauty rave and madness of Hollywood? Will I do my nose, do my chin, have breasts implant or enlarge my lips? Hmmm, questions that need answers!," she said. Completely assured of her abilities, she rather thought it is Hollywood that should be priming itself for her. She said, "the GOD I serve does not sleep... if He wills it, I will go to Hollywood and if He lets me get there, it's to make an African statement with my African-ness. The question should be "IS HOLLYWOOD READY FOR GENEVIEVE?"

Her characteristic bluntness on issues makes her unpopular with some people who mistake it for arrogance. But she takes such comments in her stride.

Rather, she takes solace in youngsters looking up to her. Her story gives many aspiring youngsters out there a chance to believe that they can also become what they want to become. It is no surprise she has got a lot of youngsters considering a career in the movies. She personifies everything they want to achieve in the movie business; she is beautiful, she is talented, she is famous and shooting upward every minute like the proverbial northern star. Everyone dreams of shinig like a star. The star today is Genevieve Nnaji.I LIKE THIS CHARMING LADY....DONT YOU?


Oil prices rose on Monday on fears that Hurricane Ike would disrupt oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. United States (U.S.) light, sweet crude climbed $1.41 to $107.64, and London Brent crude gained $1.19 to $105.28 in early trading. Prices also rebounded on hopes that the U.S. government's rescue of mortgage firms Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae would prevent a further economic slide. Traders were also awaiting a decision on production from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). OPEC is expected to hold current production levels at a meeting in Vienna on Tuesday. "I don't believe there is any possibility we will change production levels," said Ecuador's oil minister Galo Chiriboga on Sunday. However, there has been growing speculation that some members such as Venezuela might want to lower output. Saudi Arabia, OPEC's most powerful member, is yet to comment. Oil prices had been falling over the last week. On Friday, the price in New York reached $106.23 a barrel, its lowest level in five months. Some analysts expect prices to continue to rise, with a number of rigs in the Gulf of Mexico under threat from Hurricane Ike. The rigs produce some 25 per cent of U.S. oil output and supply about 15 per cent of its natural gas. On Sunday, Hurricane Ike weakened slightly as it approached Cuba. However, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials predicted it would gain strength as it entered the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, prices also reacted to the news that the U.S. government would bail-out mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. There had been worries that, were the problems affecting the U.S. mortgage market to worsen significantly, U.S. consumers would face an additional financial burden on top of rising of food and energy costs. This would have caused them to tighten their belts, reducing demand for oil from motorists, transport firms and factories. Guardian, p. 23.