Saturday

See Gen. Buhari dresses in different attires to show his love for national unity

Entertainment is all about fun and relaxation just like culture is seen as the way of life of people. Nigeria is a multi-ethnic country with various religion and perception but with a common bound of unity.Though there might some political tension in the country and several unrest in some part of the country, yet the fun aspect of unity and culture still prevail among the leaders. Just like the way the President of Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d’ivoire were dressed in the cultural attire of the South-South region of Akwa Ibom state during the opening of the Akwa Ibom international stadium.

Rita Edmond Opens Up On Being ‘Pregnant’ For Phyno

Upcoming, singer Rita Edmond became popular after rumours hinted that she was romantically involved with rapper, Phyno and had even gotten pregnant for him. The singer opens up in an interview with The Sun on how the “pregnancy” boosted her career and how she would react if Phyno asked her out.
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Reasons Why People Leave Nigeria to live in other countries- Etcetera Writes


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The traffic situation on Lagos Island this week has been atrocious. Out of necessity, I had reasons to be on the island everyday of the week. I had the most harrowing traffic experience on Tuesday. It was so bad that I had to wait in a pub till about 10pm when the roads became decongested. While in the pub, I was accosted by two gentlemen who introduced themselves as admirers of my work. We started a conversation and they told me about their intentions to check out of the country for good. I was curious to know why and they gave quite compelling reasons. These are some of the things they said. Continue below…
“We are checking out while we still can. Someday Nigerians will realise that the Nigerian Dream is dead, and that they have been nothing but pawns and slaves to the ruling class. When that day comes, do you think the people in government are going to let them leave? Who will create the wealth for them to loot? Nigeria will soon be locked down under the pretence of something terror-related, and no one will be allowed to leave.

Filmhouse to unveil 15 more cinemas


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The management of Filmhouse Cinemas has announced its readiness to open 15 new cinema outlets from December 2014, in additional to the existing four.
The company which began operations in December 2012, is fast becoming ubiquitous, beating old player, Silverbird Cinemas on the number of outlets across the country. Co-founder and Managing Director of the company, Kene Mkparu, told newsmen in Calabar, Cross River State, during the just-concluded Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), about a new deal with African Capital Alliance (ACA).
The deal, according to him, is to establish five new cinemas before the end of December and additional10 outlets by 2015, and then about 4 yearly from 2016. Mkparu’s words confirmed ACA’s earlier announcement of its investments into Filmhouse Cinemas and Film One, its associated film production and distribution company, which described the latter as the fastest growing cinema chain in Nigeria with a great team.

Genevieve Nnaji, others to lead campaign against Ebola


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The Future Awards Africa has announced its plan to deploy over 1 million young Africans in a campaign against the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
The #StopEbola campaign will be led by the TFAA Young Person of the Year 2013, Ashish Thakkar, and Africa’s leading creative icons – Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Paris-based Asa Elemide.

Tunisian wins Muslim beauty pageant, calls for free Palestine


Winner of the 2014 World Muslimah Awards Fatma Ben Guefrache (R) of Tunis reacts next to runner up Nazreen Ali (L) of India and Miss Muslimah 2013 Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola (C) during the grand final in Yogyakarta on November 22, 2014. An eclectic mix of women from around the world competed in the final of a pageant exclusively for Muslims in Indonesia on November 21, seen as a riposte to Western beauty contests. The women, who include a doctor and computer scientist, are set to parade in glittering dresses against the backdrop of world-renowned ancient temples for the final in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. AFP PHOTO
A Tunisian woman called for a free Palestine as she won a pageant exclusively for Muslims in Indonesia Friday, seen as a riposte to Western beauty contests.
Eighteen finalists, who include a doctor and a computer scientist, paraded in glittering dresses against the backdrop of world-renowned ancient temples for the contest in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

Media creating false impression about insurgency – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in London said that the media was blowing the security situation in the north eastern part of the country out of proportion.
This is contained in a statement issued by Dr Reuben Abati, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
Jonathan said this at the opening of the meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investment Council  (HIIC).

I’ll Rescue Lagos From Tinubu, Says Obanikoro


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Former Minister of Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro has said that he is the only one who can rescue Lagos State from former Governor, Bola Tinubu.
Obanikoro also called Tinubu the “Emperor of Bourdillon” saying that he had been in charge of Lagos for the past 16 years.

Robbers Steal ‘Ebola Blood’ in Guinea as officials Plead for their safe return


Armed robbers in Guinea have stolen a batch of blood samples infected with Ebola virus as they were  in transit for delivery to a test centre.The robbers held up a minibus near the town of Kissidougou which was transporting the samples.According to AP, the blood was stored in a sealed container and was being escorted by four Red Cross officials.

INEC sets up 15 standing committees for general elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has set up 15 Standing Committees to ensure the success of the general elections in 2015.
This is contained in the commission’s bulletin issued in Abuja on Friday.
The committees include: Appointments, Promotion and Discipline, Board of Survey and Technical Equipment Acquisition, Board of Electoral Institute and Election Observation and Party Monitoring.
There are also Estate, Works and Transport, Finance and General Purpose, Health and Welfare, Information Technology and Voter Registration, and Information and Voter Registration committees.
Others are Legal Services, Clearance and Complaints, Electoral Operations and Logistics, Outreach and Partnerships, Planning, Monitoring and Strategy, Security, and Tenders Board.

Ebola outbreak can be ended in 2015: UN’s Ban Ki-moon


 
Ban Ki-moon (2nd left) stressed that the world “must get to zero (Ebola) cases”
The deadly Ebola outbreak can be ended “by the middle of next year” if the world speeds up its response, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.
But he warned that although the rate of new cases was slowing in parts of West Africa, Mali – where six people have died – was now of deep concern.

Teenage festival of life 2014: Caring for out-of-school adolescent girls


The teenage life festival 2014 was tagged with the theme “Assuring the well being and development of out of school girls was organized by the action health incorporation (AHI).
AHI has been dedicated to promoting young health and development, by informing public policy debates, implementing innovative education and healthcare programs and raising a new generation of youth responsive professionals. It serves as an advocate and catalyst for change in favor of youth well-being in Nigeria .
The Teenage festival of life (TFL) was conceptualized by AHI in 1993 as an avenue to bridge the communication gap between the youth and adults on sexuality issues and the challenges of growing up. TFL provides a platform for the youth to acquire knowledge and share their viewpoints on the years designated theme, using the creative arts (drama, songs, poetry, and essay) as a medium.

Arrest of Tambuwal: FG pouring petrol on naked fire – APC


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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned that the reported plan hatched by the Presidency to arrest House of Representatives Speaker Aminu Tambuwal could trigger a crisis that will be fatal for the nation’s democracy, hence there is the need to jettison the plan out of abundance of caution.
In a statement ,Saturday in Ijebu-ode by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the federal government will be pouring petrol on a naked fired by arresting the Speaker, following the failed attempt to prevent him from accessing the National Assembly to preside over the affairs of the House of Representatives on Thursday, and also in an apparent attempt to halt the current move to impeach the President.

2015: APC Presidential ticket tears North apart

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The failure of the northern caucus of the All Progressives Congress to broker a deal among contenders for the party’s presidential ticket has widened the gap among supporters of the aspirants in the North.
As at last count, four out of the five aspirants are northerners. They are Maj. Gen.Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, the Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso and the publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Ndah-Isaiah.

Patrick Obahiagbon reacts to the drama at the National Assembly yesterday

Bombastic and grandiloquent former House of Representatives member, Patrick Obahiagbon, yesterday dusted up his dictionary from where he got accustomed rhetoric with which he reacted to the scene that was experienced in the premises of Nigeria’s National Assembly complex on Thursday.Obahiagbon, who is currently the Chief of Staff to the Edo State governor and a senatorial aspirant vying to represent his district in the upper chamber come 2015, took time to assemble some highfalutin words both from within and without the dictionary to voice his dissatisfaction with the Inspector General of Police, Sulieman Abba, for allowing his men spark the drama experienced yesterday. See what he said after the break...

Tinubu Takes On Jonathan Over NASS Siege


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Reacting to the attack on the Speaker, the National leader of the opposition party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu said:
By deploying hundreds of Police to prevent the Speaker of the House from entering the National Assembly, the President has revealed his hand to be a devious one. Having asked the Speaker to convene the House to consider extending the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, the Jonathan government then deployed the nation’s Police to stop the fourth ranking citizen of the nation from entering his place of work.

Read Oshiomhole's statement that got Fayose Mad


In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria, Governor Adams Oshiomhole said;
“We find it utterly laughable and as the height of political childishness for the Ekiti State Governor to hide behind his media aides and seek to drag the name of the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, into his crude gangster tactics which he has re-introduced into Ekiti politics less than two months after assuming office.

Charlyboy calls for revolution in Nigeria--INTERVIEW


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Even with the varied perceptions of this foremost entertainer by Nigerians, he appears resolute in his resolve to consistently remain either Charles Oputa or Charley Boy and nothing else. In as much as he bears both personalities with equanimity, an encounter with him living his normal life very much makes you appreciate his dynamism and creativity, and occasionally living out a concept that is totally alien to his person. In this interview, the maverick Charles Oputa lets us into his world and politically happenings across the country in a no-holds-barred session.
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ADEBAYOR ACCUSES MUM OF DOING ‘JUJU’ AGAINST HIM

The Togo captain is alleged to have ejected his mother madam Alice Adebayor from the US$ 1.5million he bought for the family.
It is reported that the former Arsenal man split with his relatives because they were doing rituals against him.
“For the past six years Adebayor has rejected his mother and his immediate family whilst doing charity outside on the premise that our mother is a witch,” Adebayor’s cousin Margaret told Accra-based Peace FM..

Slap Rumour : Obiano's Wife Did not Slap Me - Deputy Governor ' s Wife

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BY ABUCHI IFESINACHI, AWKA
The wife of the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Mrs. Oby Okeke says no amount of campaign of calumny can separate her relationship with the wife of the State Governor, Chief Mrs. Ebele Obiano.
'The second lady of Anambra State was reacting on allegation by some faceless individuals that Mrs. Obiano slapped her in one of the functions in Awka about a week ago.
In a statement yesterday in Awka entitled “setting the records straight'', signed by Mrs.  Stella Igboka, Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke and made available to reporters, said that it was the handiwork of the idle minds in the state.

RHYTHM FM BEST POPULAR ON AIR PERSONALITY (OAP) CHAZ B IS DEAD

Sad to note that a very senior colleague and someone I do regard as mentor passed on early hour this morning.
Mr. Charles Bruce a.k.a Chaz B as he is popularly called was reported to have died of kidney failure.
He had sometime undergone a successful kidney  transplant that saved him for years, only to hear that same kidney problem resurfaced. and cut his earthly ministry of keeping marriages and family as one short without recourse to the feeling of the regular listeners of the programme on Rhythm FM Network known as 'Sharing Life Issues With Chaz B On Rhythm FM '

Merit And Demerit For Studying Abroad Expose

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Talk to Americans who studied abroad and chances are you will hear some version of the same story.

"I understand the world a little more intricately, in its frailty, generosity and humility."

"My mind is broader and more opened to other opportunities outside of the boundaries of America."

"When I'm intimidated or scared, I tell myself: 'Well, I did it in another country, so I can for sure do it in my home country.'"

REVEALED: Britain's Prince Charles To Make 'Heartfelt Interventions' As King

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According to the British press, Prince Charles does not want to be like his mother.

A long time ally of Prince Charles revealed to Britain's The Guardian that the heir to the British throne will make "heartfelt interventions” in national life as monarch, rather than following the "mould of his mother" Queen Elizabeth II.

UPDATE: Three Fresh Sexual Assault Allegations Against Bill Cosby Revealed

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Three more women have come forward with allegations against Bill Cosby. Carla Ferrigno, Angela Leslie and Louisa Moritz are three of the 11 women who have now publicly identified themselves and accused Cosby of assaulting them in some form.

Photos Of The Week: 40 Best Pictures of WWE Superstars From 1980s-2014

Here are carefully selected pictures of the World Wrestling Entertainment Federation Superstars Photographs showing life in the ring and after,
Your favourite  WWWE wrestlers and social life attach to their marital exposition for the world to see them perform their things out the wrestling ring.

Kamala The Ugandan Giant, Former Pro Wrestler, Struggles As A Double Amputee

In the 1980s, Kamala the Ugandan Giant was one of the most feared wrestlers in what was then known as the WWF. Today, he's a double amputee struggling to make ends meet.

The video above, produced by Bleacher Report, shows James Harris (a.k.a. Kamala) as he copes with the loss of both legs to diabetes.

Friday

Obijackson Foundation Set To Kick Off ‘Face of Okija’ Beauty Pageant 2014


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Last Year, Obijackson Foundation, a non-governmental organisation  by the President of Nestoil Plc, Sir. Ernest Azudialo Obiejesi,  bankrolled the maiden Cultural Pageant tagged ‘Face of Okija’ held in Okija,which is expected to have a more colourful feature in 2014 event.

Last beauty pageant being organized by the Okija-in-home club, home of the pageant, gave out mouth worth-ring prizes  for winner of the contest who went home with a brand new car and was placed on a monthly salary for the next one year while the first and second runners up went home with N300,000 and N200,000, respectively.

Obi Jackson Foundation Set To Host Under-17 Football Tournament In Anambra

The 2014 edition of Anambra State Under-17 Schools Football Championship tagged “Growing Football Stars For Our Nation” has been flagged-off  by Obi Jackson Foundation  with the hope to nurture future national team squared from cradle. 
Each out of the 255 secondary schools is expected to produce a full football team list that would participate in the screening set up, before grouping for this year maiden  event of the tournament.
Addressing principals of all secondary schools present at their quarterly meeting with the state ministry of education, the Coordinator, ObiJackson Foundation on behalf of the Founder, Dr. Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi, Architect(Barrister) James Akporero, revealed the position of the organization to foster the drive of securing better football future for the youths, match with qualitative educational prowess.

Angelique Kidjo, Asa set London on fire

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THE duo of Angelique Kidjo and the talented Asa set London on fire as they graced the stage on 14th of November 2014 at the Southbank Centre London. The duo thrilled the audience with their electrifying music and  had them dancing along to their performances.

Arise, O Compatriots

“My country is my country, even though it is unjust to me”- a Moroccan proverb.

“Arise, O Compatriots” is the national anthem of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Adopted in 1978, the  National Anthem comprises patriotic words and phrases of five compatriots, namely John A. Ilechukwu, Eme Etim Akpan, B. A. Ogunnaike, Sotu Omoigui and P.O. Aderibighe.

Why A Saudi Man Divorces Wife For Not Replying Extrange 'Watsapp' message

A Saudi Man has divorced his wife after she failed to answer his WhatsApp message. The couple had been married for 2 years and recently, the man had complained that his wife spent too much time chatting with friends rather than taking care of their home and child, Gulf News reports...

PHOTO: Buhari, Amaechi, others in protest rally against Jonathan administration

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant and former Head of State, Gen.Muhammadu Buhari; APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday, led thousands of party supporters in a protest rally in Abuja, accusing the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led Federal Government of playing politics with Boko Haram.The protest tagged ‘Salvation Rally’, was aimed at drawing global attention to what the opposition party described as deliberate hijack of the Nigeria police and other security agencies by the ruling PDP.

Breaking: Supreme Court Reinstates impeached Taraba Deputy Governor

Former Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Sanni Danladi, who was impeached by the state House of Assembly in October 2012 under questionable circumstances has been reinstated as the new governor of the state by the Supreme court of Nigeria. Alhaji Danladi served as the deputy governor of the state under Dambaba Suntai who is now very ill.

Adebayor accuses mum of doing ‘juju’ against him

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Tottenham Hotspur Emmanuel Adebayor is on a warpath his family after accusing him of neglecting them.
The Togo captain is alleged to have ejected his mother madam Alice Adebayor from the US$ 1.5million he bought for the family.
It is reported that the former Arsenal man split with his relatives because they were doing rituals against him.

Factors that define my kind of music– Mike Aremu

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Nigeria’s most recognized and celebrated Jazz artiste, Mike   Aremu who has performed alongside top jazz artistes across the world is set to take the centre stage of the music world with his ‘Sax Appeal’ concert holding on Sunday.
Speaking about his concert (the fourth edition), the renowned saxophonist took the time out to speak about music and bemoan the inability of most musicians of today to play musical instruments. Hear him:

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