The season 1 of Voice Nigeria has hit its grand climax with 28-year-old stage actress, Agharese Emokpae popularly known as A’rese emerging the winner.
Sunday, 31 July 2016
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed it has withdrawn the list of recommended candidates for admission earlier sent to the tertiary institutions. In a statement issued in Abuja and signed by Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, he said the withdrawal is to ensure the university senate perform its statutory responsibility. The statement reads...
It was rain of accolades for the outgoing Group Managing Director/CEO of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Mr. Phillips Oduoza in Lagos on Wednesday as captains of industry and leading voices of Nigerian society witnessed the launch of a book in his honour.
Diageo, parent company of Guinness Nigeria Plc has welcomed the release of the latest Producers’ Commitments report by the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), which shows signatory companies have stepped up implementation of their commitments to contribute to the global target of reducing alcohol-related harm by 10% by 2025.
After months of rigorous drills, excitement and tensions, Tope Ajani from Akure, Ondo State has won the season four of Goldberg Fuji t’o Bam music talent activation that had over 1,500 fans in attendance at the Trans Amusement Park in Ibadan, Oyo State. Ajani, whose stage craft and renditions excited everyone at the event – will now wear the Wura 1 crown which comes with a cash reward of N1,000, 000.
GMD/CEO of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe has restated the Bank’s capacity and desire to support the Federal Government’s efforts in diversification of the economy, especially in the agricultural sector.
Prolific film director, Dickson Iroegbu got the disturbing email below from a student of Nigeria Film Institute (NFI) with the photos. Continue reading…
I was shocked by the trenchant reaction to my piece on the July 15 attempted coup in Turkey from at least two persons. The piece titled “Nigerians and the Failed Coup in Turkey” (The Guardian, Sunday, July 17) had fetched a mail and direct messages from a concerned Nigerian who objected to my description of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a bad guy- an intolerant, arrogant, temperamental dictator who after July 15 could become even more authoritarian. The fellow praised Erdogan and spoke glowingly about how well the Turkish economy has fared under his watch. I also got a list of current economic indicators on Turkey sent to me.
The Direcor of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman has released the schedule of broadcast of documentary on fight against terrorism and insurgency. Continue to see the schedule…
Photos: Dele Momodu receives Honourary Doctorate Degree from University of Professional Studies in Ghana
Onetime Nigeria Presidential aspirant, Publisher of Ovation International Magazine, Dele Momodu was on Saturday bestowed with a Honourary Doctorate Degree (honoris causa) from University of Professional Studies in Accra, Ghana. Present to honour the prolific writer was the President of Ghana, John Mahama. "What a day of honour in Ghana today... To God be the glory!" he said. Congratulations to him! Continue to see more photos…
A 13-year-old girl, Arianne Anderson has suffered burns to her face and hands after trying out her older brother's e-cigarette. The girl from Utah was attempting to test out her 16-year-old brother's e-cigarette when it exploded in her face.
Saturday, 30 July 2016
Kanye West went on a Twitter rant about music streaming services Apple Music and Jay Z’'s Tidal Saturday morning (July 30), writing that the “beef” between the two digital companies is “f---ing up the music game.”
Model, striper, Amber Rose has shared the lovely photo of her son, Sebastain. Amber Rose had him for her ex-husband, Wiz Khalifa.
The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria has released a statement calling for an investigation of Navy Commander Otuh Bassey, who shot an okada rider, Muhammed Idachaba, in Idah, Kogi State. Idachaba was shot on Tuesday, 26 July, 2016 after Bassey allegedly frog-jumped him and told him to kneel as punishment for claiming right of way with the naval officer who was riding an SUV. Continue to read statement signed by the group’s National Commander, Okechukwu Nwanguma.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had a good cry in the video for "Wolves," which doubles as a visual for ‘The Life of Pablo’ track and an ad campaign for Balmain. The husband and wife had the same outfits they wore to the Met Gala back in May.
A woman, Nwadiokeonu Nwachukwu has gotten her hand cut off by her husband, Jacob Nwachukwu at Abala in Obingwa, Abia State for allegedly cheating on him. She is said to be currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Aba, while her severed hand had been taken to her husband’s village at Abala for burial.
The victims of a small plane crash in California airport has been identified four family members. Family and friends identified the pilot as Daniel Kruetzfeldt; his wife, Kristin Kruetzfeldt; his mother, Mary Chandler; and his stepfather, Claude Chandler, the Modesto Bee reported Friday.
Friday, 29 July 2016
TV presenter, Denrele Edun has stepped out on Friday night in a jacket and shirt for the hosting of Chief Mrs Izobe Spiff’s 40th birthday in Port Harcourt. Aside the outfit in the photo above, Denrele has four attires to change for the night
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Friday called for calm as the United Nation’s announced that it would be suspending aid deliveries in Nigeria after a United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) humanitarian convoy was attacked while travelling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State.
Saraki in a statement by his Media Office, condemned the attack in the strongest possible terms, stating that it was unacceptable to endanger the lives of aid workers, who were only trying to assuage the situation in the North East.
"This unfortunate situation has led to the United Nation’s temporarily suspending its rehabilitation-related aid deliveries to parts of the North East,” the Senate President said, while adding that “this is a major cause for concern as overtime, the Nigerian military has recorded significant successes in routing the insurgency and many foreign donor agencies have expressed their preparedness to join in the North East restoration efforts."
Saraki further called for an immediate review of the security situation in the North East by the relevant authorities, stating that it was necessary to alleviate the concerns of international partners who are set to help rebuild the crisis-torn areas.
"I also urge our military, the Department of State Security and the Police, to commence an immediate security re-evaluation and review of the entire North East zone in order to allay the fears of our donor partners. The partners are important to Nigeria’s work to reposition the North East after months of decimation at the hands of Boko Haram", he stated.
With the temporary suspension of the United Nations’ activities in the region, the Senate President called on the Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other relevant agencies to immediately address the shortfall that will arise from the cessation of donations of food and medicines.
"Effective action must be taken in the interim. We need to make sure that no lives are lost due to the temporary suspension of UN aid", he added.
Saraki further called on the UN to resume its activities in North East as soon as possible, while reassuring Nigerians and the international community that the Senate would fast-track the passage of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Bill, which aims to create a legislative framework and multi-state platform for the coordination of relief and donations to the zone. Following the submission of the Report of its Public Hearing by the Senate Committee on Special Duties, the bill Following the bill is awaiting third and final reading before being passed.
The Senate President had on July 18 led a delegation to Maiduguri in Borno State where he pledged that the Senate would look into the issue of malnutrition and shortage of medical supplies in the North East. DC Bill is currently awaiting its third and final reading in the Senate.
Two days later, through a Point of Order raised by Senator Baba Kaka Garbai (APC - Borno Central), the Senate discussed the issue of malnutrition in the North East and resolved that the Ministry of Finance should immediately release necessary funds to the North East while the Federal Government should begin coordination of private sector donations to the region.
During the debate on the motion, Saraki emphasised the need for a sustainable public-private-partnership driven approach to combat the issue of malnutrition, stressing that Nigeria did not need to lose more lives to the lack of food in the North East.
#SaveMayowa: LUTH Management says she wasn't referred Oversea & Institution not involved in Fund-raising
Delta State governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa on Thursday led members of the State’s Executive Council and other top government functionaries to the residence of late coach of Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi at Illah, where they paid condole to his family.
The 400-level student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Tajudeen Kolawole, who was among the students arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has suspended by the institution.
Three Nigerians have been executed in Indonesia by firing squad after they were convicted for drug trafficking. The Nigerians were put to death along with one Indonesian on Thursday, after midnight Indonesian time.
A 32-year-old man, Damilola has been arrested by Police in Lagos State for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman on Omole Estate, in the Ojodu area of the state. The victim and Damilola were members of a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and the woman had invited the suspect to her birthday party on Tuesday, July 19.
Mary J. Blige has opened up after news of her divorce broke. The singer on Tuesday filed for divorce from her husband, Kendu Isaacs, after 12 years of marriage.
Khloé Kardashian has hit back on people who push her around over her weight, whether she lose or gain more ponds. She took to Twitter to vent her anger towards them.
Hillary Clinton is officially the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. The former Secretary of State accepted her party's nomination in an address at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday evening.
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Olomola Bankole Oluwaseun. Aka B-SLEEK. Hail from Osun State, Ilesha. The last born of a family blessed with 5 children a graduate of Business Administration from Lead City University.
Since 2013, when he embraced music fully and professionally, Miebim Dappa has not looked back. Although, a medical student at CATS College, Canterbury, United Kingdom, music however, remains his first love and best companion.
Six Nigerians are among the 14 inmates arrested and slated to be executed for drug trafficking in Indonesia.