Monday, September 15, 2014

My very unpleasant experience with Jumia

JUMIA does not post reviews from real purchasers. 

I love shopping online. I have shopped in a lot of American and UK sites, so you can only imagine my excitement when online shopping became a reality in Nigeria. I started by shopping on Konga and when my experience was good, I figured Nigeria was truly ripe for online shopping. 

My little nephew was going to be 8 years old in a few weeks and after agreeing with my dear husband on what to get for him, I went on Jumia and saw an unbelievable cheap tap with decent reviews. Not a lot of reviews, but they were decent and the tab had very brilliant product details and specifications. 

I placed an order for the Quantum Wave 70M2 tablet for the sum of N9,995 and opted to pay on delivery. I was promptly called to confirm my order and it was delivered to my office the next working day.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Finally, Paypal is active in Nigeria! Just opened mine.

I was lounging with my dear husband yesterday evening when he mentioned that PayPal has come to Nigeria. Trust me, I ran to Mr. google for divination and was super excited when I discovered it was true.

I tried to open an account immediately but couldn't until this morning when I tried again and lo and behold, I opened one.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

I woke up to the sad news of Nelson Mandela's passing this morning. Even though it's been expected for a while now, it is still quite sad.

Nelson Mandela has died at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa aged 95. The anti-apartheid icon died at 12:50pm EST surrounded by close family. Mandela's death came nearly five months after he was admitted to hospital with a lung infection. Despite being allowed to return home three months ago, South Africa's first black president has not been able to move from a bedroom described as being a 'virtual 24 hour intensive care unit' and has needed a ventilator to breath.

South Africa's president Jacob Zuma announced the long-expected death in a special television broadcast last night. Mr Zuma said: 'Our nation has lost its greatest son.' 'What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves'.

May his soul rest in peace.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fast & Furious star Paul Walker dead in fiery car wreck: Actor killedafter Porsche GT driven by his friend crashed into pole (photos)

Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker died in a car crash yesterday afternoon when his friend lost control of a Porsche GT and collided with a telegraph pole.
The star's representatives and official Facebook page confirmed his death yesterday evening.

Fast and Furious' actor Paul Walker dies in car crash

Culled from, LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -
Actor Paul Walker, best known for his roles in the "Fast and the Furious" action movies, died on Saturday in a car crash in Southern California, his publicist said.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kim Kardashian formally gets engaged to Kanye West on her 33rd birthday

 Kanye West has proposed to Kim Kardashian after 18 months of dating, days after telling the audience at his concert in Seattle on Saturday that he planned to marry her 'one day.'
The 36-year-old rapper popped the question to the reality star on her 33rd birthday on Monday with a 15 carat diamond ring at the AT&T Park baseball stadium in San Francisco.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kris and Bruce Jenner have separated after 22 years of marriage! They have kept it a secret for 1 year

Culled from Mailonline

Kris and Bruce Jenner have confirmed that they are separated after 22 years of marriage!

They made the revelation to E! News after months of speculation that there was trouble in paradise.

Kris and Bruce, who have two daughters, Kendall, 17, and Kylie, 16, together, and four children each from previous relationships, told the website that they are currently living in separate homes.

'We are living separately and we are much happier this way,' they told E! News.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Girlfriend forced 'cheating' boyfriend to kneel in the street and slapped him several times in the presence of the other woman!

A Chinese woman in Hong Kong forced her boyfriend to kneel in the street and repeatedly slapped him around the face for bringing another girl back to his flat.

After his girlfriend took him out to the street and began berating him, a crowd of onlookers gathered and started filming the scene, which has since been posted on YouTube.

The 20-year-old woman, named Cheng, was later arrested on suspicion of common assault, while the victim, 23-year-old Chui, was taken to hospital after an onlooker called the police.

Halle Berry and husband name their baby Maceo Robert Martinez

It's no longer news that Halle Berry and her husband Olivier Martinez had a son yesterday, 7th Oct. in Los Angeles. They have chosen the name Maceo for their child, while his second name is Robert and surname Martinez.

The name, Maceo is an old Spanish name which is today called Matthew and means 'Gift of God'  

Congrats to her and her husband. I've always admired her non assuming, easy going ways.  

Friday, October 4, 2013

Kloe Kardashian 'is done with Lamar Odom' after finding his drug stash

Finding a stash of drugs allegedly belonging to her husband was the final straw for Khloe Kardashian, according to TMZ.

After Lamar Odom visited his wife on Tuesday at the Tarzana home they formerly shared, she found a bag of what appeared to be cocaine.

World's oldest father desperately waits for his wife after she disappeared with their last son following the disapperance of their first

 Remember the world's oldest man, Ramjit Raghav who welcomed his first child at the ripe age of 94 and the second at 96? If you don't, click HERE to read it.

He is devastated after his wife left him - just days before his youngest son's first birthday.

At the age of 97, his wife Shakuntala Devi, who is believed to be in her early 50s, has deserted him and taken along son, Ranjeet, who is set to celebrate his first birthday, tomorrow, October 5.

Tyra Banks sues 10 wig companies for usign her name and lookalike to sell their hairpieces

Tyra filed a lawsuit against 10 companies that make wigs ... and in the suit she claims they're all biting her "name, photograph, image, and identity" -- as well as her trademarks.

Swarms of massive insects kill more than 40 and injure 1,600 in China

Swarms of deadly hornets have killed more than 40 people and injured more than 1,600 in northern China.

At least 37 patients are in a critical or serious condition in hospitals, according to Shaanxi provincial government. 

Victims of the attack have been left with deep, dark craters in their skin the size of bullet wounds.

God have mercy. Reminds me of the biblical locust that infested Egypt at the time of Moses.

More pictures after the cut

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Update: Lagos Plane Crash. Agagu's Wife not on board, son survives with minor injuries, Corpse intact

From Channels TV:

The coffin of the late Ondo state ex-governor was found near intact, his son is one of the survivors rescued, while his wife, Agagu's brother, Femi, and others arrived Akure earlier in a separate flight.

Authorities say they have to get in touch with the families first before making manifest public, as plane was chatered.

As at 3:10 pm the death toll is 16 with 4 survivors

Khloe Kardashian goes braless

Perky nipples, maybe to forget her marital troubles with husband Lamar Odom.

Update: Associated Airline Plane Crash. Official Press Release

Body of the late former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, recovered in the  Associated Airlines plan
 Update 2.30pm

 Press Release
An Embraer aircraft operated by Associated Airlines with Reg No SCD 361 enroute Akure from the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, crashed shortly after take-off at about 9.30 am local time. The plane had 20 passengers and 7 crew members on board.
Emergency rescue operations commenced immediately by a combined team of Fire Service and security personnel . Some persons pulled out from the aircraft have been rushed to the hospital while a few dead bodies have been recovered, The rescue operations is still on-going.
Joe Obi
SA (Media)  to the Hon. Minister

Husband requests his wife to Marry a virgin for him

Culled From Vanguard

Nasarawa - Mohammed Audu, 51, of Tudun Wada, Mararaba in Nasarawa State, has asked a Grade 1 Area Court sitting at Aso Pada, to order his wife, Maryam, 25, to marry a virgin for him.

Audu, who made the request on Wednesday at the resumed hearing in a case instituted by his wife who sued for divorce, said he would agree to the divorce, if the wife could marry a virgin for him.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Meet Miley Cyrus' New boyfriend Vs. Liam Hemsworth's new Girlfriend

VS Eiza
Gonzalez is a 23-year-old singer and actress. She caught the headlines when pictures emerged in which she is seen kissing Hemsworth in Las Vegas the day before his split with Miley Cyrus was announced.

Miley Cyrus has all but confirmed her relationship with music producer Mike WiLL Made It.

Following her return to the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, the controversial singer was spotted in the arms of the 24-year-old.

See more pictures after the cut

Islamic terrorists might have 'blown themselves up' in Kenyan Shopping Mall and List of Terrorist Attack Victims

The Westgate Shopping Centre (Mall of Terror) is on fire
I've watched the Kenyan Mall massacre in what appears like a real life Hollywood movie in disbelief and fear. Even as my heart goes out to all the victims of this terrible attack, one thing on my mind is 'This could have been anywhere' I think about shoprite and how people go in there in their hundreds on weekends to do their shopping and simply just say a prayer.

I pray for all the victims of this terrible act and their families. May God almighty heal them.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Matse's Statement on getting fired from Nigeria Info

Many may not know this but talented On-air-personality Matse Uwatse Nnoli has been fired from her job as an On-Air-Personality with talk radio station Nigeria Info. In a statement just released she explains the reasons why she may have been sacked.
Read her statement…