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Equipping Our Children with Vocational Skills this Summer Break

Background information on Lightup Concepts

Lightup Concepts is about putting creativity into ankara or fabric thereby making a statement inour social style. Lightup Concepts include ankara accessories and other bed fittings such as ankara bags and clutches, bracelets and necklaces, ankara carrier bags and notepads (used as souvenirs for social events), throw pillows, bed sheets and pillow cases, curtains, etc.

Our Products & Services

Products – Lightup Concepts uses the ankara /fabric and local materials to design products such as bags, clutches, bracelets, necklaces (beads), carrier bags, notepads(souvenirs), Hand Fan, Hair Accessories, Fabric Bangles, throw pillows, bed sheets, pillow cases and curtains. Other products and services include jewellry, bead making, fashion design.

Services – The main service being rendered by Lightup Concepts is training people in the art of making the ankara accessories earlier mentioned. Pictures of some these are below:

The End of a Tech Era: Verizon Acquires Yahoo Core Business for $5 Billion

Yahoo was once regarded as the “King of the Internet”, worth $125 billion in its time the way Facebook or Google are today. Now it’s being sold to Verizon for comparatively chump change. This morning, Verizon announced the end of the long process of acquiring Yahoo’s core business for just under $4.8 billion. This transaction ends the independence of one of Silicon Valley’s most iconic pioneering companies. Yahoo’s seventh and final CEO, Marissa Mayer, will reportedly depart with severance pay worth more than $50 million.

Imad Eduso presents its 2016 Capsule Collection | Lookbook

The collection features jumpsuits, dresses, skirts and pants, in different colours including white, pink, blue and black. More photos after the cut...

Wema Bank PLC Sponsors Nigeria Student Fashion and Design Week (NSFDW) holding on August 12th-13th

BlackNBold Fashion House presents the Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week (NSFDW 2016) sponsored by Nigeria’s longest surviving indigenous lenderWema Bank Plc. The event will showcase the works of emerging designers. Winners will emerge in the Fashion Designers Contest and General Public Contest for Most Stylish Student. Date:Friday, August 12th and Saturday, August 13th, 2016.
Time: 6PM
Venue: Indoor Sports Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos. Visit for more information

Banky W, Kaylah Oniowo & More Endorse Noble Igwe’s Move to Cash in on his “Wife, not Cook” Catchphrase

Noble Igwe‘s mentions are all of shades of lit right now!

Actor John Njamah & His Bride Wedding Photos

Actor John Njamah over the weekend got married to his Cameroonian girlfriend, Angwi. His sister, Empress Njamah shared photos from his wedding. Congratulations to them. 
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First Photos from the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards: See Abbah Folawiyo, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry & More on the Red Carpet

Mercy Aigbe-Gentry The 2016 City People Entertainment awards took place last night in Lagos yesterday and was attended by Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Abbah Folawiyo,Hilda Dokubo, Eniola Badmus, Adunni Ade, Lilian Afegbai, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry and a host of others. First photos from the event after the cut..

EFCC arrests five undergraduates over alleged N16 million internet fraud, recover cars, laptops & more

The EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested five suspected undergraduate scammers, 4 from the Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA) and 1 from Adekunle Ajashin University, Akungba. According to EFCC, the suspects who go about with the name "Tsunnami Gang and Young Pablo Money", are between the ages of 20 and 23. Adeleke Paul, 21, Adebiyi Tayo Abudu, 22, Akinsanmi Olusola Adeniyi 21, Ogundile Ademola James, 23 and Okali Ugochukwu, 21 were picked up at an Off-Campus residence located at Stateline Hotel Road, off FUTA South Gate, Akure, Ondo State.
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28 year old housewife sentenced to death by hanging in Delta for stabbing husband to death and setting him ablaze

A 28 year-old housewife, Mary Attah has been condemned to death by hanging by an Effurun High Court for stabbing her Pastor husband, Darlington Attah, with a kitchen knife and setting him ablaze.

Prosecution from the Delta State Ministry of Justice had told the Court that the accused who was married to Darlington Attah (now deceased) with four children, on or about the 6th day of July, 2012 at Effurun within the Effurun Judicial Division did attack her husband with a kitchen knife and stabbed him in the neck as a result of an alleged phone call from the husband’s lover.

LASG to Increase Monthly IGR to N30bn by 2017, Eyes N1 Trillion Yearly Budget by 2018

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode The Lagos State Government on Sunday said it will reduce dependence on federal allocation by increasing its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to a monthly target of N30 billion in 2017. It also said that it would increase the IGR to N50 billion monthly in 2018 and as it targeted a yearly budget of N1 trillion by 2018. This is contained in a communique issued at the end of a four-day retreat for members of the State Executive Council, Body of Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Government Agencies and Parastatals in Badagry. The communiqué said the retreat had the theme “Reflect, Reappraise, Restrategise: Raising the Bar of Governance”. On the budget plan, it said the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Akinyemi Ashade, described the target as ambitious, adding that appropriate measures were being adopted to achieve the plan.

Nigerian Entrepreneur Angel Adelaja of Fresh Direct left a positive mark at Chivas The Venture Finale in New York | Eva Longoria, Trevor Noah & More

Eva Longoria & Angel Adelaja Angel Adelaja, CEO of Fresh Direct Limited, we are proud of you. The young entrepreneur was one of 216 applicants from Nigeria for “The Venture”, Chivas Regal’s search to find and support the most innovative startups from across the world. Angel Adelaja She emerged one of the five winners during the final event in New York City last week. The winners were announced after five grand finalists pitched in front of a live audience and judging panel that included actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria. The event was the culmination of the second year of Chivas’ The Venture, which received over 2,500 applications from scalable and sustainable social entrepreneurs. The evening was hosted by The Daily Show presenter, Trevor Noah who applauded all five entrepreneurs that pitched on their commitment to using business as a force for good. The judging panel which included Eva Longoria,Sonal Shah,Joe Huffand Alexandre Ricard, assessed each business based on their abili…

Traffic offenders: Lagos state government backs removal of plate number instead of towing of vehicles

Lagos State Government has defended the enforcement method of its Special Offences Task Force which favors the removal of number plates of erring vehicles over clamping down and towing of vehicles. In a statement jointly issued by the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem and the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde today July 25th, the state government says the new method being adopted by the state Task Force particularly for illegal parking of vehicles or obstruction of traffic simply involves capturing the offence on video, removing the number-plate of the erring vehicles and putting a branded sticker on the windshield of the car to inform the owner/driver of such cars about their offence and invitation for trial at the Special Offences Mobile Court which may sitting at any proximate local Government office or at the Special Task office at Alausa in Ikeja. It added that the Task Force is authorized under the Lagos State Road Traf…

Kourtney Kardashian splashes out on $6600-per night stay at luxury accomodation while on holiday with Scott Disick and kids

The 37-year-old reality star has spared no expense while on a lavish holiday with Scott Disick and their kids in Nantucket. The family is reportedly holed up in an opulent 7-bedroom mansion which costs $6600-a-night. Reports have it she rented the luxury accommodation for the whole of April.. 

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Youngest Black Pilot To Fly Across America #StraightOuttaCompton

Isaiah Cooper, a 16 year old male from Compton, Southern California has just made history after completing a record-breaking flight across the United States of America. He has just been recognized as the youngest black pilot to fly cross-country after he completed an 8,000 mile flight and a two week trip across the continent.

OC & Ibukun Ukeje, Lala Akindoju, Adesua Etomi & More at the Premiere of South African Movie “Ayanda” in Lagos

The premiere for South African movie “Ayanda” starring Nigerian actor OC Ukeje held last night at the Silverbird Cinema in Victoria Island, Lagos. OC Ukejewas joined at the event by his gorgeous wife Ibukun and his BFF Kemi Lala Akindoju. The event was also attended by Adesua Etomi, Ini Dima-Okojie and more. See photos from the premiere after the cut...

Koffi Olomide's Zambia concert cancelled for assaulting female dancer

Koffi Olomide’s Zambia concert has been cancelled after he assaulted one of his female dancers at Nairobi’s JKIA last Friday.
The Rhumba maestro was arrested after a video of him assaulting one of his dancers went viral, sparking outrage and condemnation on social media.

The Congolese Musician was scheduled to perform at this year’s 90th Show at the Zambia’s Agricultural And Commercial Society. The President of the management Committee Ben Shoko said on Sunday that the cancellation follows the unfortunate incident at Kenya’s Airport.

Murdered Abuja Preacher Buried as FG Vows to Fish Out Killers | Photos

The Federal Government has said that it will bring the killers of slain Abuja evangelist, Eunice Elisha to book, PUNCH reports The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawalsaid this on Saturday as a representative of President Muhammadu Buhari at the burial service held in RCCG FCT 2 Provincial Headquarters in Kubwa on Saturday. “As a government, we want to inform you that all the perpetrators of this act will not go free and will be brought to book. All Nigerians should be safe and free to practice their religion anywhere. Government’s resolve is to fish out the perpetrators. We pray to God not only to forgive them, but pray that the perpetrators seek for repentance. On behalf of the President and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, may God console you,” Lawal said. Also present was President Buhari’s Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina. She was murdered in the Kubwa area of the Federal Capital Territory on Saturday, July 9th at about 5:30AM. The…

Celestial Church of Christ releases statement about the pastor who chained his 9 year old son in Ogun

The Celestial Church of Christ has released a statement reacting to the report of one of their pastors, Francis Taiwo, who chained his nine year old son, Korede Taiwo, for weeks without food at the Key of Joy Parish, Ajiwo at Ajibawo in Ado Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State.

In the statement released today July 25th, the leadership of the church condemned the act, stating it will never support any act of child abuse.

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HRH Sanusi Lamido, Toolz, Lisa Folawiyo & More Fab Guests at Access Bank Day 2016 – Polo Charity Match

Sanusi Lamido and Tolu Oniru-Demuren We can’t get over Access Bank‘s fun and stylish polo game held on Saturday 16th July 2016 in Windsor, UK. The event in collaboration with Fifth Chukker marked the Access Bank Day 2016. The event was aimed at raising money to help support UNICEF‘s projects in Kaduna. Some of the guests spotted at the event include HRH Sanusi Lamido, Toolz, Lisa Folawiyo, Ono Bello, Colette Otusheso and Elohor Aisien. Jamie Simmons, Access Bank’s UK CEO as well as Access Bank’s Group Managing Director Herbert Wigwe, and Head of Corporate Communications Amaechi Okobi, were also present at the event. More photos after the cut..

FG should stop the payment of salaries and allowances to former governors who are in the senate- Femi Falana

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, in a lecture he delivered yesterday at the investiture of Mr. Dele Ojogbede as President of Rotary Club, Ikoyi in Lagos, said, it is illegal for former governors, who have been placed on life pension in their states, to also earn salaries in the National Assembly. He also said that lawmakers should not be paid their full salaries and allowances if they don't sit for the mandatory 181 days before going on a seven-month recess.
Falana counselled the Federal Government on what to do with those undermining the anti-corruption war. 
In regards to former governors in the Senate, Falana said:
“It is high time the Federal Government stopped the payment of salaries and allowances to former governors who are in the senate. Since they are on pension for life, it is illegal to continue to pay them salaries and allowances at the same time.”He added that none of the 469 lawmakers in the National Assembly had justification for the entitlements they col…

Former Pres. Jonathan should be blamed for the current hardship and economic distress in the country- Fr. Mbaka

Controversial Enugu-based Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka says the inability of former President Jonathan's administration to save when there was oil boom is what is responsible for the present recession of the Nigerian economy. According to him, Jonathan ran a wasteful government.

Mbaka in a statement released ‎by his spokesperson, Maximus Ugwuoke, accused the past government of failing to heed to his prophecies that indicated Nigeria was going to experience economic hardship.

New family photo of Nick Vujicic - Man born without limbs

Nicholas 'Nick' Vujicic is an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with two small deformed feet, one of which Vujicic calls his "chicken drumstick" because of its shape. Originally, he was born with the toes of that foot fused. An operation was performed to separate the toes so that he could use them as fingers to grab, turn a page, or perform other functions. Vujicic has been able to use his foot to operate an electric wheelchair, a computer and a mobile phone. Vujicic notes that he had an "amazingly normal childhood"
 He's pictured with his wife Kanae Miyahara and two sons.

Papa Omisore’s P.O.C Proudly Unveils Latest ‘Essentials’ Spring Summer 17 collection

Papa Omisore‘s clothing brand P.O.C releases their latest Spring Summer 17 collection called ‘Essentials’. The brand speaks proudly of this new collection and here’s what they told us; Following the critical acclaim of his immediate past LFDW 2015 Zebra collection, Papa Omisore upped his creative ante by delivering entirely new designs, while maintaining his brand’s fluid and laidback appeal, and what resulted is the vibrant and colorful ‘Essentials’ collection. Everything from the intricate mix of art and functionality to P.O.C deliberately opting for a campaign shoot, instead of a look book, featuring the original P.O.C man, Omisore, instead of professional models, is to show the everyday Nigerian man how he too can wear P.O.C on a daily basis. Also it was important to Omisore to portray his connection and relationship with the pieces, from conception to final execution, in the campaign. P.O.C’s ‘Essentials’ collection is not just stylish and eye catching; it is also diverse, casual and…

Printastic! LeVictoria by Zephans & Co. present “Color Pop” Collection | Lookbook

For Summer 2016, LeVictoria by Zephans & Co is all about colour. The Nigerian design label presents BN Style with its lookbook for the “Color Pop” collection. The collection features vibrant colours, interesting hues, graphic patterns, rich textures, and a variety of silhouettes. More after the cut..