Monday, 25 February 2013

Burna Boy Sick & Hospitalized

Burna Boy has been hospitalized due to an unknown illness not announced to the media.

All shows and appearance for Burna Boy this week has been canceled till the he gets better.

Source: Gist page

Basket mouth gets new custom made Insignia car

Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth has just taken delivery of the 2013 Opel Insignia car. I heard from a close source to the comedian that it’s a bespoke car, meaning that everything was built to Basketmouth’s specification.

The car is actually not sold at any showroom in the world…you can only order it. And Basketmouth’s car I hear, is the only one that has been ordered in Africa.

That means no one else has this car in Africa. The car sells for about 42 thousand pounds.

Source: Gidi gist

picture – Goldie Harvey buried this morning

Goldie Harvey buried this morning at Vaults and Gardens in Ikoyi by 10am.

The burial date was fixed after Andrew Harvey (Her husband) arrived the country, Saturday night.

No recording device will be allowed at the event as the family intends to “keep it as private as they can” .

The late singer passed on after complaining of a slight headache on Valentine’s day – she is survived by her Father, Step mum and five siblings. May her soul rest in peace!

Source: Gidi Gist

Google’s Smart Glasses Will Go On Sale This Year For $1,500

Google glasses will be available to purchase by the end of the year for less than $1,500, according to reports. The company’s long-awaited tech toy, officially called ‘Google Glass’ is a voice-activated device designed to be worn like a pair of spectacles.

Google just revealed new details this week on how they function as a number of employees have been spotted wearing them. The company is trying to fine-tune the design of the gadget before officially releasing it to the market, the tech website The Verge reported.
The glasses allow wearers to see sat-nav directions, take pictures and reply to emails – but until this week Google has refused to show how they actually work.
“Want to see how Glass actually feels? It’s surprisingly simple,” Google said.

Say “take a picture” to take a picture. Record what you see, hands free. Even share what you see, live. Directions are right in front of you.
“Speak to send a message, or translate your voice. Get the notifications that matter most.
“Ask whatever’s on your mind and get answers without having to ask.”
The firm also said all of the footage was captured through Glass.
Project Glass will come in five colours – black, gray, blue, red or white and have removable shades.
The company is negotiating with Warby Parker, an e-commerce start-up company that sells trendy eyeglasses, to help it design more fashionable frames, according to the New York Times.
Google also detailed how the first people to get hold of them.
Potential ‘Explorer’ early-adopters will have to apply in 50 words or less, including a short video (15 seconds max) and five photographs, to explain what they would do with the early version of Glass.
They will then have to order a $1,500 Project Glass ‘Explorer’ kit and attend the pick up in New York, LA or San Francisco in person.
‘We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass,’ the firm said.
‘We’d love to make everyone an Explorer, but we’re starting off a bit smaller.
‘We’re still in the early stages, and while we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting.’

Source: Gist Page

Nigerian ‘Yahoo Boy’ on FBI’s Most Wanted List Apprehended in Australia

He owned a hip hop record label and he lived the high life of luxury hotels, gambling, strippers and bling. But behind the glitz and the glamour Tobechi Enyinna Onwuhara was one of the FBI’s most wanted men, allegedly a fraudster who scammed at least $44 million through cyber crimes.

But the sophisticated con artist, who fled Florida in August 2008 amid an intense FBI investigation, has been caught in Sydney and sent back to the US to face a string of fraud charges.

Nigerian-born Tobechi Onwuhara, 33, was “provisionally arrested in response to a request from the United States Government” in December last year, according to a spokeswoman for the Australian Attorney-General’s department.

Mr Onwuhara is to face prosecution in the US for fraud related offences, including identity fraud and computer fraud, the spokeswoman said.

“On January 29, the Minister for Justice [Jason Clare] made a determination to surrender Mr Onwuhara to the US.

“As a matter of long standing practice, the Australian government does not comment on operational matters,” she said.

Fairfax Media understands Mr Onwuhara had been living it up in Sydney after disappearing in August 2008.

The FBI’s website now lists Mr Onwuhara as captured, but with scant detail of the arrest. They were offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

The source who tipped off Fairfax said Mr Onwuhara had been making regular trips to The Star casino as well as splashing cash at numerous popular nightclubs.

“He would bet at the Star under a different name, he was a regular, then one day he just disappeared and someone told us he wanted by the FBI,” a source said.

A spokeswoman for Echo entertainment, owner of The Star, did not return calls and emails. The US Consulate in Sydney also did not return calls.

An Australian Federal Police spokesman confirmed the AFP arrested Mr Onwuhara.

According to the FBI’s most wanted list Mr Onwuhara is wanted for his alleged involvement in an elaborate scheme that defrauded the financial industry out of tens of millions of dollars.

“Onwuhara is a key member of a group of Nigerians who allegedly have been conducting fraudulent banking activities from Florida and Texas, since 2005,” the FBI’s most wanted website states.

“It is alleged that the group has been using online internet databases to steal victims’ identities.

“Once acquired, they allegedly use the victims’ information to gain access to the victims’ ‘Home Equity Line of Credit’ accounts and wire transfer the money to accounts mainly located overseas, some in the United States.”

Some of Onwuhara’s alleged co-conspirators have been arrested, inside and outside of the United States, the FBI’s website states.

Onwuhara was charged federally with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and a federal warrant was issued for his arrest by the US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, on August 1, 2008.