Kelly Osbourne Exit E!’s ‘Fashion Police’

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The past year has not been kind to E!’s Fashion Police. The demise of joan rivers left an empty seat at the table, last week Giuliana Rancic made racist comments on air, and now long-time host Kelly Osbourne is leaving, effective immediately.

Earlier this week, Osbourne threatened to walk after Rancic said that popstar zendaya’s dreadlocks probably smelled of weed and patchouli

But that same night, after coming under fire from every direction, Rancic made what many interpreted as a very sincere apology Zendaya accepted, and Osbourne tweeted her support.

E! announced osbourne’s immediate departure on Friday evening via the following statement: “Kelly Osbourne is departing E!s Fashion Police to pursue other opportunities, and we would like to thank her for her many contributions to the series over the past five years, during which time the show became a hit with viewers.”

Osbourne was one of the initial hosts of the popular show, which dissects celebrities outfits and pokes fun at the more fashion forward looks to hit the red carpet. When the series launched in 2010, her co-hosts were Rivers, Rancic, and George Kotsiopoulos. After Rivers’ death, Kathy Griffin joined the show and Kotsiopoulos was replaced by stylist Brad Goreski. Now there’s another seat open at the table. E! added, “Fashion Police will return, as scheduled, on Monday, March 30, at 9 p.m. and no decisions have been made on her replacement.”

Still no word from the osbourne via social media, but there’s no doubt she’ll soon share her side of the story. Until then,

who do you think should take her place on Fashion Police?

Buhari is a better Christian than Jonathan


It was Mahatma Gandhi who said he admired Christ not Christians. I guess he said this to remind people that most Christians are definitely not Christ-like. One cannot  claim to be a Christian when his attitude is opposite of the principle that we are called to live by.   There is no middle ground in this race. It is either you are living like Christ or you are a pretender. People like pretending to be what they are not. It is for this reason that one writer defined hypocrisy as a tribute that vice pays to virtue.

There is absolutely nothing Christ-like in President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. His policies are harsh towards the common man. He has done absolutely nothing for the poor of the land. Rather, he has done a lot to favour the rich and eminent personalities. Any true Christian knows that God loves the poor and is earnestly seeking to do them good. He is seriously looking for those to use to render service to the poor. It can only take a wicked man to increase the prices of petroleum products on a New Year day thereby causing immense hardship to numerous poverty stricken citizens.  Any government that is anti poor is anti God.

Jonathan has refused to go after those who are squandering our patrimony. Corruption is rampant and he is pretending that all is well. You cannot be a follower of Christ and allow evil to run rampant around you. How long can we continue this dance of death? How long are we going to allow these men from the forest of thousand demons to continue to desecrate our land? It is about time we chased them away. We need discipline and decorum in governance. And that is what Muhammadu Buhari is about.

Buhari is everything that Jonathan is not. He is disciplined, painstaking and has a visceral dislike for corruption. He has promised to confront corruption and he is just about the only politician that has the credential to do that. He has done it before and he will do it again. The man cares passionately for the poor of the land and wants to do his bit to help them. Buhari is not a drunk and he is not in the business of running around with other people’s wives. As a Head of State, 11 out of 19 Ministers appointed by him were Christians.

Buhari showed leadership when a dangerous Islamic sect known as Maitatsine threatened our peace. He refused to register Nigeria as a member of the Organization of Islamic Countries and banned government sponsorship of pilgrimages to Mecca. It is a well- known fact that his personal aides and domestic workers are mostly Christians and under him no one was victimized on the basis of religion.  It is on record that Jonathan is the first President to lead Nigerian delegation to the Organization of Islamic Countries in February 2013. He has spent an average of $14 billion on 26, 000 Haji pilgrims annually from 2010. From all ramifications, Buhari has more Christian qualities than Jonathan.

Buhari’s government will focus on building a society that would begin to move the powers of a smothering federal government back to states and local government. Government will be closer to the people and better aware of their real needs and wants. APC as party is open and beckoning to a majority of Nigerians not because we are handing out goodies to people but because we have a better proposal for them and their families.

As a transformational leader, Buhari is sure of what he wants happen and is extraordinarily strong-willed about it. He has one thing in mind instead of a variety of passing impulses. He wants a society full of opportunities. In short, the key to a successful transformational leader is to keep your eyes focused on your goals. And the people’s general has a knack for ignoring unproductive criticism and feels neither threatened nor moved by it. He is not one of such politicians that display so much pettiness and hostility that is simply not productive. Surely, Nigeria will be better under him.


By Ikechukwu Orji

Orji is a Media Consultant and Journalist.


Nigeria’s president visits massacre site, as 35 killed in bombings


Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) – Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram’s worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over

But the Islamists gave a fresh indication of the scale of the task, with three separate bombings in the country’s religiously tense central region and restive northeast that left at least 35 people dead.

The bombings raised fears of a renewed wave of attacks against vulnerable targets in urban centres, as troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon make gains against the militants in rural areas.

Jonathan’s visit to Baga, where hundreds of people, if not more, are feared to have been killed, came after his main election opponent, Muhammadu Buhari, accused him of a lack of leadership in the crisis.

The head of state, accompanied by military top brass and his national security advisor, told reporters in the Borno state capital Maiduguri after the trip that he wanted to see the devastation first hand.

“I went… to visit communities devastated by the excesses of Boko Haram,” he said. “I just went to see things for myself.”

Jonathan and his administration have been widely criticised for failing to stop the violence, which has seen Boko Haram seize territory in the northeast and attack neighbouring countries.

Presidential elections scheduled for February 14 were delayed for six weeks as the military said the ongoing counter-offensive meant that troops could not provide security on polling day.

But Jonathan and his government maintain that major gains will be made by the new election date, March 28, to allow voting to take place.

On Wednesday, the head of the Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah told troops in Baga after its recapture at the weekend: “The war is almost ended.”

Jonathan this week claimed the “tide had turned” against Boko Haram, whose battle for a hardline Islamic state has left more than 13,000 people dead and some 1.5 million others homeless.

On Thursday, he said he was still “very hopeful this time around that the journey to end (the) Boko Haram insurgency… will soon get to an end”.

But 18 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded bus station in the town of Biu, southern Borno, while a second bomber was shot dead before he could detonate his explosives.

Hours later, assailants threw explosives from a moving car as they sped through a bus station in the central city of Jos, killing five.

Moments later another device was thrown from the same car into fruit vendors at the terminus, killing 12

The blasts came after 51 people were killed in two separate bombings on Tuesday in Kano, the north’s biggest city, and Potiskum, the commercial capital of Yobe state.

With all the explosions at bus stations, the government issued a warning for increased vigilance, as well as at parks, schools and mosques.

“Fugitive terrorists” were “now resorting to attacking soft targets in the face of the onslaught unleashed by the military forces”, said National Information Centre spokesman Mike Omeri.

– Buhari pledge –

Meanwhile, the main opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari vowed to “lead from the front” in the fight against Boko Haram if elected.

In a speech at the Chatham House international affairs institute in London, the former military ruler said Jonathan had failed to show leadership against Boko Haram.

“Our soldiers have neither received the necessary support nor the required incentive to tackle this problem. Let me assure you that if I’m elected president, I vow to change that,” he added.

“We will give them adequate modern arms and ammunition, we will improve intelligence gathering… we will be tough on terrorists and tough on its root causes… in the affected areas.”

“No inch of Nigerian territory will ever be in the hands of the enemy,” Buhari pledged.

Critics have accused Jonathan and his ruling party of enforcing a delay to the vote to give them more time to seize back the momentum from Buhari and the main opposition.

Buhari said that any further postponement would be unconstitutional and “will not be tolerated”.

Instead, he said free, fair and peaceful elections could “trigger a wave of democratic consolidation in Africa” and help to strengthen democracy in Nigeria.

culled from yahoo news.