University Don Calls For Construction Of Film Village in South East, Nigeria

The Vice Chancellor of the Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Professor Joseph Okafor has called on government of all tiers to see to the actualization of a film village for the south east, been a project that will serve as one of the instruments to be use to preserve Igbo cultural heritage.
He said though the project is long overdue but urged government and private individuals to  mop-up resources to see to the realization of the project.

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I’m proud to overtake Ronaldo – Suarez

Luis Suarez said on Thursday he felt “privileged” after scoring four goals against Deportivo La Coruna to move ahead of former Brazil striker Ronaldo’s tally of 48 goals in a season for Barcelona, Skysports reports.
The Uruguayan, who moved on to 49 goals in 48 games in the campaign, inspired Barca to an 8-0 rout of Deportivo, ending a run of four games without a league win and reigniting their bid to retain the La Liga title.

Siasia warns Musa, Iwobi, Omeruo

NATIONAL Under-23 team coach Samson Siasia has vowed to pick his Rio 2016 Olympic Games squad based on current form, warning big-name Super Eagles players thought to have booked their seats on the plane to Brazil It won’t be a piece of cake to board the flight.
Atlanta’ 96 Olympic Games men’s football champions Nigeria have been drawn in Group B alongside Sweden, Colombia and Japan in the 16-nation tournament at Rio 2016.
Siasia, who has been racking his brains to name his final 23-man squad for the August 3-20 Games, insisted on Thursday he would select the best players available.

Pinnick, Giwa didn’t listen to me – Dalung

Sports minister, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday said Nigeria’s football crisis would have been averted if Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, and Chris Giwa had listened to him.

Dalung, who spoke in Lagos, said it was unfortunate that the game Nigerians loved was at the receiving end as a result of the leadership crisis.

NFF throws Eagles job open

The Nigeria Football Federation has thrown open the Super Eagles coaching job contrary to the earlier decision to limit the opportunity to expatriates. The change of direction was made late on Wednesday when the Technical and Development Committee of the FA met at the NFF secretariat in Abuja.
The NFF president Amaju Pinnick first gave the hint of limiting the search for a new coach to Europe in a forum held at the Harvard University soon after Sunday Oliseh left his position as Nigeria coach. The NFF board stated the same position when they met with the sports minister Solomon Dalung last month. Wednesday’s meeting was seen as one to tie up their defence on sticking strictly to a European coach but they announced a change of policy instead.

KSA, others light up OGD’s glamorous birthday

Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade, led other top entertainers to thrill guests at the 60th birthday celebration of former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, which took place last weekend at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos.

KSA, as the legendary musician is fondly called, mounted the stage midway into the well-attended ceremony after guests had been treated to melodious tunes from young artistes such as Beejay Sax and a host of others.

Celebrities Wth Too Many Baby Mamas

One of the most popular slang in the Nigerian entertainment industry of recent is the term “Baby-Mama” which literally describes a single mother or a lady who gave birth outside marriage. This practice has being in existence for so long but it gained headlines when entertainers, especially musicians popularized it by impregnating and having babies from their girlfriends and groupies. The crazy thing about this trend is, it seems the ladies who are most times dumped after having the babies have no problem with this bizarre practice as most of them jostle to be baby-mamas to male

Celebs without endorsement deals

Nothing defines the big league in Nigeria’s competitive entertainment industry as a mouth-watering endorsement deal a celebrity is offered.
To many of them, this is what sets them apart from the entire lot making them live large and live up to that celeb status.
There is no doubt that endorsement deals would feature prominently in the daily prayers of Nigeria’s celebrities. But then, the benevolence of the ‘god of endorsements’ has favoured few than others.

Why I reported Wizkid to the police – Linda Ikeji

The ongoing feud between blogger, Linda Ikeji and talented singer, Ayo Balogun, a.k.a Wizkid took another twist, Sunday, after Linda confirmed that she had reported the public threat issued against her by Wizkid to the Nigerian Police. In a post on her blog, Linda wrote: ”

I’m not under any pressure to get married –Empress Njamah

In a chat that speaks to many unspoken concerns of female actresses in Nigeria, Empress Njamah, has expressed why marriage may not be  an easy venture for a Nollywood actress after all.

She told Saturday Beats that for popular actresses like herself, their love interests may be someone who is limelight-shy.

VIDEO: Afro-pop star, Tea Jazz releases Calypso’s

Afro Pop singer and songwriter Itive Elvis Ovie popularly known as ” Tea Jazz “, has dropped the visual to his hit single titled “CALYPSO” which featured K-Solo. The song was mixed and mastered by Suka Sound and the video was directed by MattMax . Tea Jazz recently signed a management deal with K-Solo Inc Musik, owned by the multi award winning producer “K-Solo”.
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Buhari returns budget, meets Saraki, Dogara on Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly will meet on the controversial 2016 budget again on Friday (today).

Senate President Bukola Saraki, who is the Chairman of the National Assembly, is expected to lead the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, and other principal officers of the National Assembly to the meeting, which will hold at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa.

Yusuf’s new interim Super Eagles manager

The Nigeria Football Federation has announced the appointment of Salisu Yusuf as interim manager for the senior national team, the Super Eagles. Salisu Yusuf Yusuf who will lead a technical crew comprising Imama Amapakabor (1st Assistant), Kennedy Boboye (2nd Assistant) and Alloy Agu (Goalkeeper Trainer) will take charge of the team for the upcoming two international friendly

Kaduna seeks death sentence for 50 Shi’ites

The Kaduna State government on Thursday asked a Kaduna high court to sentence 50 Shiite members to death for allegedly causing the death of a soldier.
The state government had filed a five-count charge against the accused before Justice David Wyom.
According to The Cable online newspaper, the state government accused them of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, culpable homicide, disturbance of public peace and wrongful restrain.
In the petition, Bayero Diri, counsel for the government, said the offences were punishable under Sections 97, 221, 102, 106 and 225 of the penal code law, laws of Kaduna state 1991.

CCT trial: Saraki kicks as FG applies to amend charge

The ongoing trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, took a new twist, yesterday, as the Federal Government applied to amend the initial 13-count charge it entered against him. Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki The government made the application on a day the CCT Chairman, Justice Danladi Umar, ordered the arrest of one of the lawyers representing Saraki in the matter. However, Saraki, through his lead counsel, Chief Kanu Agabi, SAN, vehemently opposed the Federal Government’s bid to amend the charges already pending against him before the tribunal. Specifically, government added two more court charges to the previous charge against Saraki. Investigations by Vanguard, yesterday, revealed that the

Senate threatens to veto Buhari on 2016 budget

The National Assembly leadership was last night set to meet President Muhammadu Buhari to stave off a constitutional logjam over the 2016 budget that has seen senators threatening to override  the budget bill. The threat of veto override could be triggered from next Tuesday upon the lapse of the 30-day constitutional window given the President to sign the bill tomorrow.

Boko Haram: Don’t organise rallies to celebrate our success, says Army

The Nigerian Army has advised the members of the public to refrain from moves to organize solidarity rallies to celebrate the recent successes of the military against the Boko Haram in the North East.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Thursday that while the Army was not against the public’s desire to associate with the successes of the military, it would not want such solidarity rallies.

N2.5bn fraud: EFCC arrests Jonathan’s campaign director, Nenadi Usman

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman, for allegedly receiving N2.5bn from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
A top official of the EFCC, who confided in The PUNCH, said the former minister was arrested on Thursday in Abuja.
All funds that came from the Presidency during the campaign were believed to have come through Usman.

CJ to Judge: Continue hearing on forgery suit against Gov Ikpeazu

AGAINST speculations that Justice S. M. Shuaibu has been stopped from hearing the alleged tax forgery case against Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, has said that the judge should continue and conclude the matter. Consequently, Justice Auta has directed Justice Shuaibu to return to Owerri and continue with the suit instituted by a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain and the party’s governorship aspirant in the last election, Chief Friday Nwosu, who is accusing Governor Ikpeazu of submitting fake tax


Fake Ambodes attempt withdrawing N50m from LASG account

Two artisans – Rilwanu Jamiu and Balogun Oyewole – have been nabbed for allegedly cloning the  mobile line of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, and attempting to withdraw N50m from the state government’s account.
It was gathered that the suspects, who claimed to be cocoa dealers, allegedly attempted to perfect a N50m transfer through the mobile line of the governor, which they had cloned.

An officer of the Department of State Services, Mr. Peter Okerinmodun, said, “The duo used the cloned mobile line of the governor to send a text message to the Accountant General of the state requesting a transfer of N50m.”

$2.1bn arms probe: Allow me defend myself, Dasuki tells FG

Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), yesterday, accused the Federal Government of deliberately denying him the opportunity to prepare his defence to all the criminal charges preferred against him before three different courts. Dasuki Sambo Dasuki, who made the allegation at the resumed hearing on the 22-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, entered against him before an Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama, bemoaned the fact that he had been constantly denied access to his lawyers. He told the court that operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, had since December 29, 2015, when he was re-arrested,

Finally: Senate Drops Amendments of CCB/CCT law

Temper rose on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday as members of the red chamber wanted to consider in closed session, the report of the Ethics committee on the alleged non-parliamentary remarks of Senator Kabir Marafa, in an interview published in the Sunday PUNCH edition of February 7.

INCREDIBLE: See What UNIZIK students make mini bus from local materials

The time for Nigeria to look inwards is now. We have all the resources, both human and material, to be great. To ensure that Nigeria is counted among automobile manufacturers in the world, an industrialist, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, chairman of Innoson Group of Companies, took a bold step by investing in the Automobile sector. The Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) Company has made Nigeria proud. Today, they design and manufacture Hummer buses, Waste vans, Luxury buses, Hilux vans, Saloon cars, Jeeps and so on in Nigeria and by Nigerians. Engineering students Following in Innoson’s footsteps, seven final-year engineering students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka,


Apostle Okpe Druged My Wife To Death---Late Omoarebokhae's Husband

The husband of a gospel singer, who was found dead in a private hotel in Benin, Edo State, Mr. Odion Omoarebokhae, has accused the senior pastor of a Pentecostal church, identified as Apostle Psalm Okpe, of allegedly killing his wife, Yvonne Omoarebokhae.

Nollywood Actres Chika Ike’s Mother Is Dead

Nollywood actress Chika Ike is bereaved. She announced to her fans today that she lost her mother to the cold hands of death. Eulogizing the late Mrs Ike, Chika wrote:

Jonathan's Administration Has Kept Us This Bad, But Buhari Is Trying To Redeem Us Back —Fashola

President Muhammadu Buhari has continued his foreign trips in a bid to repair Nigeria’s reputation which was severely damaged by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said on Monday.
Fashola, in an article titled, “PMB’s foreign trips — My takeaway,” also stated that Buhari’s intervention in the global oil and gas sector led to the recent stability in crude oil prices.

Babangida Seriously ill, Unable To Walk Unaided, Assures to Return Healthier

Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd), is seriously suffering from an illness which has greatly emaciated him, making him unable to walk without assistance, 
According to a source close to his hilltop mansion in Minna, the born former head of state, IBB, now looks pale and walks only with the aid of a walking stick or the assistance of his security personnel.

How Doctors, nurses quarantined, In Benin For Lassa fever Patient's Death

A patient at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State, has reportedly died of Lassa fever.
It was learnt that the patient, said to be a male whose identity could not be ascertained, died at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, after a surgery.
Our correspondent also gathered that all ‎the doctors, nurses and other auxiliary staff, who had contact with him at the theatre and ICU have been quarantined and closely monitored for symptoms of the hemorrhagic disease in the hospital.

N500bn social intervention fund intact— Ngige

THE Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige yesterday reiterated the Federal Government commitment to implement the approved N500 billion for the social intervention scheme. The minister who also said that the fund will take care of one million jobs to be created as proposed explained that 500,000 graduates from various disciplines will be trained and employed under the

Kachikwu: OPEC to Re-Strategist on Output Freeze as Oil Slumps 7%

As crude oil prices fell as much as seven per cent in early trading monday, before rallying slightly, after attempts by some of the world’s biggest producers to freeze output ended without a deal on Sunday, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said that member countries of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will go back to the drawing board to work out a best approach to shore up oil prices.

NLC Charges Sanators To Return 108 Cars or Face Wrath of the People

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) monday warned the Senate to return about 108 Toyota Land Cruiser sports utility vehicles (SUVs) it bought for senators or face the wrath of the Nigerian people who are at the moment facing excruciating economic pains and hardship.

NLC President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, said in Abuja that the purchase of the cars was wrong and insensitive in the face of the suffering of the masses.

CBN Governor Emefiele: Gives Reason Why Nigeria Need Yuan Currency Swap Now

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Ifeanyi Emefiele, has expressed optimism that the agreement reached between Nigeria and China last week on a currency swap will strengthen the naira and help reduce the strong demand for the US dollar in the country.

SARS Uncovers Criminal Hide-Outs In Ogidi

About thirty men and ten women on Sunday were arrested in a hotel at Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra state,  by the Nnewi-Ichi command of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, of Anambra State Police Command as part of its efforts to rid the state of criminals and undesirable elements.

HISTORIC EVENT: Court Of Appeal Commences Operation In Awka, Anambra State Capital

The Court of Appeal on Monday assumed its historical sitting in Awka after more than three decades with 50 cases set to be decided on the first day.
Deputy Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Enugu division, Mr A.I. Maude  who spoke to newsmen said that the Court would hold in two panels .
He said  panel one of the Court would be headed by Justice H.M Ogunwumiju while panel two would be headed Justice M.A Oredola.


CONFERENCE! Dee-Jays Elect National Executives In Awka

To All DeeJays in Nigeria.      
This is to inform all DeeJays in Nigeria, Stakeholders in the DeeJays Profession, and the general public that the 7th National Conference of all Nigeria DeeJays is scheduled as follows:
Date : 18th to 20th of April, 2016

FIRS Recruits New Staff! See How to Apply Here!

As part of its staff expansion plan, the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) has said that it will recruit about 1,250 persons across the states immediately after the budget has been assented to by the President .


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