Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nadia Buari Dad Angry Over Sex Video

Nadia Buari and DadAlhaji Sidiku Buari, biological father of sweet actress Nadia Buari, has expressed strong reservations about an attempt to link his daughter to a sex video acted by Roxie West, an American.
“I don’t want to talk about this because the whole thing is under investigations and there are several ways of knowing who is behind this. Just before this incident, someone had asked me to pay an amount of $100,000 and if I did not pay the money, the reputation of my family would be destroyed. There is more to this but putting it in the public domain would not be good for now,” Alhaji Buari told  Us  yesterday.
Nadia, we  gathered, is currently on a business trip outside Ghana.

Sidiku Buari, a renowned movie producer, musician and onetime President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, complained that whoever started the speculation was being very unfair to the entertainment industry in Ghana and Nadia.
“I mean I am now a happy man that the truth has come to light that the lady involved is Roxie West and not my daughter. My daughter can never do such a thing and no Ghanaian celebrity can do that. And to spread stories that my daughter or any other Ghanaian celebrity has done such a thing does not help anyone because we all have a reputation to protect.
“That is why the media should be careful in handling some of these issues. You should have at least tried to get to the bottom of the story before coming out with it, especially when you know what people can do with computer and the internet these days. But I am happy that people did not even believe it and many people called to tell you it could not be possible,” Alhaji Buari added.
Barely a fortnight ago, a 60-second sex-video circulated widely in Ghana and speculations were rife that the lady involved had a striking resemblance with Nadia.
A few internet sites even captioned the video with the actress’ name and this helped in mongering the speculation that has now turned up to be a mischievous prank by some faceless miscreants.We  has tried to contact persons who are believed to have uploaded the video on Facebook and Twitter and but there has been no response from them so far.
Meanwhile, several persons have downloaded the video onto their mobile phones and are circulating it through Bluetooth and BBM.
The video became very popular and sparked controversy that generated fisticuffs, insults, curses and threats in certain circles when some persons who watched it on Facebook and twitter became divided about the identity of the lady involved.
The lady’s identity has however been confirmed as Roxie West alias Bebe Minx, an American professional  star.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fashola gives automatic employment to 3 blind lawyers

Three visually impaired lawyers, Victor Anomo, Babatunde Safiu and Salami Abolarinwa, were on Saturday offered automatic employment by Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos.

The governor announced the offer in Ikeja at an event organised to commemorate the 1,600 days of his administration in office.

One of the beneficiaries, Anomo, had solicited for employment at the occasion when he advocated the empowerment of the physically challenged.
The governor directed the State Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeola Ipaye, to instantly collect their details for employment.

Fashola said the government considered the engagement of the visually impaired lawyers in view of the great efforts they had made in developing themselves inspite their challenges.
The governor also said the employment of the lawyers was aimed at encouraging people with disabilities to strive to achieve their goals in life.
``Recently, we employed two visually impaired persons into the state civil service.
`` Since they could not work on the normal paper we procured Braille machines for them, and I can tell you they are doing well.
``We want to be doing more of things like this. We want to encourage more of people with physical challenges who have acquired some skills, just like these lawyers, and make them part of the civil service,'' he said.
He said the assent to the Disability Bill, which sought to protect the interests of the physically challenged, was a mark of his administration's commitment to bettering the lots of this category of persons.
Fashola said that public buildings and other road infrastructures were, with the enactment of the law, to be fitted with facilities designed to ease the movement of the physically challenged.
He, however, noted that all public structures built in the last four years were designed with such facilities, saying government would continue to protect the interests of the physically challenged.

75 footballers participate in MTN football examination

No fewer than 75 footballers have participated in the MTN Football Scholar pre-mock examination at the National Institute for Sport in Lagos.
The Project Technical Director, Kunle Raji, noted that the MTN Football Scholar was providing a platform for students to combine football and academics.
Raji said that the 75 footballers for the programme were chosen at random from eight cities across the country.
``The cities are Warri, Benin, Akure, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Ado-Ekiti, Osogbo and Lagos,'' he added.
He said the number of footballers would be trimmed to 30 candidates and sent to the International Football Academy, Wasimi, Ogun, for a three-week training programme.
``At the academy, the candidates will be drilled on the rudiments of the game by a consortium of coaches from different countries to broaden their skills,'' he said
The technical director said that the 30 candidates would finally undergo a Scholarship Aptitude Test (SAT) on Nov. 30.
Raji said only 10 candidates would be selected at the end of the exercise and they would proceed to the U.S. on scholarship.