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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Arese wins The Voice Nigeria season I

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.

JAMB withdraws 2016 admission list

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed it has withdrawn the list of recommended candidates for admission earlier sent to the tertiary institutions.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...

Eulogies for Outgoing GMD/CEO at Book Launch in his Honour in Lagos

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 welcomes report on reducing alcohol-related harm

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.

Tope Ajani now Wura 1 of Goldberg Fuji t’o Bam contest

L-R: Funso Ayeni, Senior Brand Manager, Regional Mainstream, Nigerian Breweries Plc; Franco Maria Maggi, Marketing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc; Tope Ajani, Wura 1 of 2016 Goldberg Fuji T’o Bam; Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc at the Grand Finale of the 2016 Goldberg Fuji T’o Bam
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.

Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe Speaks in Support of Agriculture

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.

JBB Exclusive: Students uncover Sorry State of Nigeria Film Institute (Photos)

Prolific film director, Dickson Iroegbu got the disturbing email below from a student of Nigeria Film Institute (NFI) with the photos. Continue reading…

Let’s Talk Turkey about Turkey – By Reuben Abati

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. 

Chidinma & Chidiebere Aneke dazzle in rip jeans for Rick Ross Emoji T--shirt launch

Nollywood filmmakers, Chidinma and Chidiebere Aneke stepped out in rip jeans for the launch of Rick Ross' branded Emoji T-shirt by Chief Dim Obata, Ifeadi 1 of Akwaeze, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Maybach Music Nigeria.

Joseph Benjamin has few words for Y’all

Nollywood actor, Joseph Benjamin has written few words of advice for his fans on how to become positive and better people by indelible marks in ‘the sands of time.’ Read on…

Schedule of broadcast of Documentary on fight against Terrorism & Insurgency

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…

Daniel Ademinokan turns a year older

Nollywood film director, Daniel Ademinokan has announced he is a year older today. The filmmaker, who moved to United States with his lover, actress, Stella Damasus said he is grateful for gift of salvation and knowledge of who he is in Christ.

Juliet Ibrahim stuns in body con dress (Photo)

Nollywood/Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim, who is in the United States of America for an event, on Saturday blended her recently found low-cut hairstyle with a body con dress for a dinner with her close friends. She was absolutely gorgeous!

13-yr-old girl suffers burns on face & hand trying older brother’s E-Cigarette

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 goes social media ranting over Apple & Tida’s Beef

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.” 

Troops ambush Boko Haram terrorists off Damboa Road

In continuation of their clearance operations against the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in various nooks and crannies of the North East geo-political zone of the country, troops on Operation Lafiya Dole last night carried out a successful ambush against Boko Haram terrorists at a crossing point.

Amber Rose shares adorable photo of son, Sebastian

Model, striper, Amber Rose has shared the lovely photo of her son, Sebastain. Amber Rose had him for her ex-husband, Wiz Khalifa.

Blac Chyna flaunts baby bump in body con dress

Blac Chyna no doubt enjoys flaunting her baby bump. She stepped out in a skin-tight body con velvet dress and despite breakup rumors with fiancé Robert Kardashian, Chyna also sported her massive engagement ring.



Heritage Bank commended on Financial Literacy initiative by Lagos Government

 Heritage Bank Plc has been highly commended by the Lagos State Government on the bank’s financial literacy initiative aimed at driving financial inclusion of young persons in the country.

Naval Officer shoots Okada rider in Kogi over past grievance

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 & Kim Kardashian enjoy good cry in ‘Wolves’ video for Balmain campaign

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.

Man cuts off Wife’s hand for allegedly cheating on him

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.

Kim Kardashian details dresses she tried for Met Gala (Photos)

Kim Kardashian West has given details of her experience trying to choose the dress she rocked at Met Gala 2016. She posted the photos of various Balmain fitting custom couture dresses she tried on her website and explained what she went through getting ready for such events. Continue reading…

Lil Wayne disses Birdman with new Cap

Rapper, Lil Wayne has given hint that he is no way close to settlement with the Birdman’s Cash Money. The tattoo loving rapper was spotted wearing a cap that totally dissed Birdman.

Small-plane crash victims identified as four family members (Photos)

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

Denrele steps out in jacket & shirt for Izobe Siff’s 40th birthday

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



Saraki calls for Calm as UN Humanitarian Convoy is attacked


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.

Police rescues 10-yr-old girl chained in Ogun

Another 10-year-old girl chained in Ogun State has been rescued by Ogun Police Command. The victim known as Promise Udeh, was rescued at Adigbe area of Abeokuta.

#SaveMayowa: LUTH Management says she wasn't referred Oversea & Institution not involved in Fund-raising

Miss Mayowa Ahmed is an old patient of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital who has been on treatment for another condition. This 31year-old lady came into the Private Wing of LUTH on Monday, 25th July, 2016 with a history and clinical features of an intra-abdominal mass.

Meet first female Students Union President in UDUSOK

A female university student of Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Amina Yahaya made history as she becomes the first woman in the institution to emerge as Studdent Union President.

Photos: Stephen Keshi lowered into the grave

Former coach of Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi has been buried this afternoon in Benin City, Edo State. Continue to see more photos after the cut...

Boko Haram attacks UN Convoy in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have ambushed a military-escorted of UN convoy carrying humanitarian aid to Maiduguri, Borno State, injuring a UN worker, two other civilians and two soldiers.

Turkey asks Nigeria to shut down Gulen-linked colleges

Turkey has asked Nigeria to close all schools and colleges that are associated with US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom it accuses of sponsoring the 15 July failed coup to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Throwback Photo of late Stephen Keshi with his Team mates

Above is the photo of late Stephen Keshi and his team mates, when he played for Super Eagles.

NFF to name New Technical Adviser for Super Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it will announce the appointment of a Technical Adviser for the Super Eagles in August. Chris Green, Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee said this recently.

The bleaching, chameleon crowd - By Reuben Abati

I wrote a piece recently, a tribute to the late veteran actress Bukky Ajayi and the multi-instrumentalist OJB Jezreel, in which I raised a number of issues, including how in Nollywood today, there is an obsession with the whitening of skin, an anti-Negritude yellowing, what I referred to as “the bleaching, chameleon crowd of Nollywood beauties.”

Pupils of Malkohi IDPs Camp Primary School receive Awards (Photos)

Best performing students at Malkohi IDPs Camp Primary School on Thursday received awards and prizes as the term came to an end. See more photos after the cut...

Ifeanyi Okowa pays condolence to Stephen Keshi’s Family

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.

AAUA suspends Yahoo student arrested by EFCC for N16m Internet Scam

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.  

Indonesia executes Three Nigerians for drug trafficking

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.

Fashion Designer raped by Church member after her birthday

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 opens up on filing divorce from husband, Kendu Isaacs

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. 

Khloe Kardashian hits back at fans for criticising her weight

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 accepts Democratic Presidential Nomination

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. 

Lindsay Lohan stylishly flaunts her baby bump

Lindsay Lohan is flaunting what seems to be a baby bump. She's still hanging with friends on a yacht in Sardinia, Italy and it appears she’s revealing a bump.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

B-Sleek 'Watch & See' Crooner drops new hit Single, 'Megida'

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.

Afro Beat is my special gift to music lovers, medical student turned singer – Miebim Dappa

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.

Mikel denies donating $30,000 to Olympic squad

Captain of Team Nigeria to the Rio Olympics, John Mikel Obi has denied media reports making the rounds in Nigeria that he gave 30,000 dollars to his team –mates in the U23 team presently camping in Atlanta, USA.

List of Nigerians to be executed for drug trafficking in Indonesia

Six Nigerians are among the 14 inmates arrested  and slated to be executed for drug trafficking in Indonesia.