Southern Pacific to House World’s Biggest Park!


The Southern Pacific has been chosen as the best suitable place where the world’s biggest park ever will rest upon.

The Economic Zone around the Pitcairin Island has been tagged a marine protected area (MPA), hence the need for the park to be built there.

Again, the British dependency of Pitcairn (population, 65) is home to descendants of the Bounty mutineers. So, the idea of a reserve, promoted by the American-based Pew Charitable Trusts, is to ban fishing in 830,000 square km (320,000 square miles) of sea around Pitcairn.

Britain is sure banning fishing around the area will only cost Pitcairn’s economy some trivial amount: $30,000 in licence fees for tuna fishing to be forgone each year.

In return, the Island will enjoy the exclusiveness of having the world’s biggest MPA, and also draw tourists. The Great Barrier Reef is reckoned to bring in about $4 billion for Australia each year.

Hopes are high that the British government will endorse the idea. Pitcairn relies on annual British subsidies equivalent to £50,000 ($81,000) per inhabitant. And the MPA plan is broadly welcomed by islanders.

D’Banj’s ‘Finally’ Makes New Entry on MTV’s Official Naija Top Ten


DJ Xclusive leads this week’s MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 Powered by Star Music with “No Time”, displacing Timaya who slips to second place after two weeks atop the chart with “Ekoloma Demba”.

MTV Base VJEhis is joined by Dotun in the Official Naija Top 10 studio to talk through the week’s hottest music videos, as “I’m Sorry” by Illbliss moves up one slot to number 4, and Olamide’s “Duro Soke” moves up one place to number 6.

This week’s sole new entry is D’Banj’s “Finally”, debuting on the chart at number 10, while “I Swear” by BET award winner Ice Prince makes rapid progress in its second week on the chart, moving up from number 8 to number 10.
Skuki and Dr Sid are both showing slow but inexorable progress, moving up to number 3 and number 5 respectively, while Dammy Krane remains apparently locked down at number 9 for the fourth week running with “Xteristics” and Burna Boy’s former number one “Run My Race” drops out of the chart this week.

This week’s Official Naija Top 10 premiered on MTV Base on NTA on Friday 25 September, and can be seen on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Tuesday 29 October at 10pm, on AIT on Tuesday 29 October 9:30pm, and on STV on Thursday 31 October 6pm. Next week’s chart will be unveiled on Friday 1 November on NTA 11:30pm.

Every week, the Official Naija Top 10 powered by Star Music is put together by an elite panel of judges comprising Nigerian broadcasters, music specialists and tastemakers, working with MTV Base to pick the winners and losers in the week’s chart. On the panel are Onos Ovueraye (Bella Naija.com), DJ Humility (Rhythm FM), DJ Jimmy Jatt,
DJ Xclusive (Cool FM), Big Time (Rhythm FM), DJ Caise (The Beat FM), Toolz (The Beat FM) and Osagie Alonge (Nigerian Entertainment Today).

The MTV Base Official Naija Top 10: 25-31 October 20131. DJ XCLUSIVE – NO TIME2. TIMAYA – EKOLOMA DEMBA3. SKUKI – VOOM VA4. ILLBLISS – I’M SORRY5. DR SID – TALENTED6. OLAMIDE – DURO SOKE7. SOUND SULTAN – NATURAL SOMETHING8. ICE PRINCE – I SWEAR9. DAMMY KRANE – XTERISTICS10. D’BANJ – FINALLY
The “MTV Base Official Naija Top Ten” is an original MTV Base production and is powered by Star Music.

Miss Nigeria Ghana 2013 Finalists Out


It was a tasking job trying to select just thirty-six divas from hundreds of faces that turned up for this year’s Miss Nigeria Ghana 2013.

The team of judges that combined for a great result were Ms Louisa Buah, an international Model, fashion stylist and actress, Mr. Tope Aileru, Ghana Country Manager of City People Magazine, Mr. Tonycan of Tonycan Entertainment, and Paul Bul the current president of NANS (National Association of Nigerian students Ghana).

Miss Nigeria Ghana is a beauty pageant designed for young Nigerian ladies between the ages of 18 and above schooling or living in Ghana. It is aimed at organizing these young beauties towards a new order of projecting Nigeria image in Ghana and creating a platform for general entertainment.

The annual beauty pageant was held for the first time last year to promote Nigerian rich cultural dexterity and diversity in Ghana and serve as a more unifying tool for Nigerians and Ghanaians.

The winner gets to go on one year breast cancer awareness campaign in all the ten regions of Ghana as giving back to Ghana.

The event will also provide an exclusive platform for business owners who want to have a share of this very large market.

The organizers believe that Miss Nigeria Ghana pageant will spur Nigerian youths and students living or schooling in Ghana toward a new order of projecting Nigeria image in Ghana and fostering a more cordial relationship between the youths of the two countries through beauty pageant and general entertainment.

The thirty-six (36) finalists contesting for this year’s crown are:

1. Omeje Perpetual Uche

2. Princess Geraldine Ezeofor

3. Patience Basssey Utin

4. Adebayo Oyegbo Joy

5. Izegwire Blessing Ochuwa

6. Emmanuelle Yakubu

7. Akabigbo Thecla Chinaye

8. Elizabeth Paul Essia

9. Imarah Harriet Omamuyovwi

10. Ogazi Zino Lexili

11. Benjamin Faith

12. Ifeoma Sussan Christian

13. Ebison Amaka Stephanie

14. Willson Esther Ada

15. Anita Ohans

16. Dorcas Roland Awnyare

17. Amadi NNenna Olivia

18. Dairo Funmilayo Deborah

19. Rhoda Amaka George

20. Ilukwe Rita Ebele

21. Dessy Isoma Ebigwei

22. Igboaua Flora Chidinma

23. Deborah John Olatoke

24. Oluyinka Ruth Ogunbola

25. Faith Nneka Okere

26. Tarre Gbagi

27. Grace Okon Ekpo

28. Sunday Deborah Ubong

29. Joseph Inimfon Charlses

30. Tamunokuro Mina

31. Princess Ada Ayoka

32. Lovette Okoroji O N

33. Rachael Olayiwola

34. Aya Precious

35. Karena Yaudionwei

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde to Speak at ‘World Innovation Summit for Education’


Wow, this woman is sure going places! Maybe that’s why she’s been vocal about the ASUU strike on social media, especially on Twitter, or maybe she got picked as a result of her concern about the strike.

Well, whatever it is, the good news is that Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade has been selected to speak at this year’s World Innovation Summit For Education (WISE) holding in Doha, Qatar from October 29, 2013 to October 31, 2013.

She will be taking the gathering on the topic ‘Reinventing Education For Life‘.

Congrats to her.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde to Speak at ‘World Innovation Summit for Education’


Wow, this woman is sure going places! Maybe that’s why she’s been vocal about the ASUU strike on social media, especially on Twitter, or maybe she got picked as a result of her concern about the strike.

Well, whatever it is, the good news is that Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade has been selected to speak at this year’s World Innovation Summit For Education (WISE) holding in Doha, Qatar from October 29, 2013 to October 31, 2013.

She will be taking the gathering on the topic ‘Reinventing Education For Life‘.

Congrats to her.