Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde celebrates 3 million followers on Facebook

Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, on Wednesday hit an uncommon feat of three million followers on the popular social media platform, Facebook.
The excited actress took to Facebook today, sharing a photo with the caption: “Yessss!!! 3 million!!!, My wonderful facebook family’’.

Lagos APC, senators knock Melaye for attacking Tinubu

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has berated the lawmaker representing Kogi-West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, for allegedly threatening to attack Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu.

Also, two senators from Lagos State,  Olugbenga Ashafa and Solomon Adeola on Wednesday, condemned the alleged verbal assault on their colleague, Oluremi Tinubu, by  Melaye, during an executive session within the Senate chamber on Tuesday.

Buhari’s daughter, 2,217 others called to bar

An 80-year-old, Pius Chuka Enebeli, on Thursday made history as being the oldest new wig ever produced by the Nigerian Law School.

Enebeli and 2,217 others including a daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Halima, were called to the Bar at two separate ceremonies held in Abuja on Thursday.

Era of free, easy money gone for good –Buhari

President Muahmmadu Buhari on Wednesday said that the era of free and easy money in the country had gone for good.

Bahari made this known when he inaugurated road and drainage projects in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

He said, “As the people of the state are aware the change agenda was central issue of our 2015 electioneering campaign.


Reaction Trail Kim & Kanye West Divorce Speculation

                                                                   Kanye and Kim
 Fans of celebrity television personality, Kim Kardashian and her husband, hip-hop rapper and music producer Kanye West have expressed concern as speculations of the two getting a divorce continues to spread.
In the last few weeks, there had been pictures and notes on various social media platforms that gave inclination that the Kardashian-West marriage may be at the verge of breakup.
Emeka Chukwudi, a personal stylist based in Abuja, said that the story of divorce could be a form of publicity stunt.

Re: Peter Obi's prodigal sons and their industries of lies--APGA PRO Nkwonta

                            My Take
I read with complete shock and dismay, an article on Total Politics by Clem Aguiyi captioned "PeterObi's prodigal sons and their industries of lies" in the Saturday Sun of July 9th, page 22.
My interest was first aroused because of the writer that is a man I have known for a while but the use of prodigal sons on a publication mentioning the former Governor increased my curiosity.
It is a tragedy as far as I am concerned when persons that have never been in positions of leadership write with such reckless mannerism not minding the implications of their statements on the leaders and the led. The debris of irresponsible statements and actions are left at the door steps of our elected leaders as we walk home, nonchalant but maliciously conscious of the damages we have caused. It

Sam Allardyce in line for England coaching role

Sam Allardyce is in pole position to become the next England manager after his club Sunderland revealed Wednesday they granted at his request permission to speak to the Football Association.
The 61-year-old Englishman, who was interviewed for the England job 10 years ago but lost out to Steve McClaren, spoke with the three-man FA panel on Tuesday about succeeding Roy Hodgson,

Buhari Appoints Chibok Girls Campain Leader (BBOG) As NPA MD

The Nigerian Ports Authority on Tuesday, got its first female Managing Director with the appointment of the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaigner, Ms. Hadiza Usman to the position.
President Muhammadu Buhari had approved her appointment as a replacement for Habib Abdullahi who was sacked from the position for a second time.
According to an online medium, the Director of Press of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Mrs. Yetunde Sonaike,  had in a statement confirmed the appointment.
The NPA also appointed three new executive directors; Mohammed Bello-Koko (Finance); Prof. Idris Abubakar (Engineering) and Dr. Sekonte Davies (Marine Operations). The appointments are expected to take effect from Monday July 11, 2016.

Should Buhari negotiate with Niger Delta militants?

Unfortunately, Nigeria has been on this issue for a long time now. It is a recurring decimal in our national life, and it is not going to stop. The only way it could be resolved is for Nigerians to sit down and discuss it. Otherwise, the people will continue to be confused by a government that is, itself, confused.
People have been saying the same thing for over 50 years. From the time of amalgamation to 1958 when they went to London to discuss the issue of minorities, the issue has been there. We have had Isaac Boro, Ken Saro-Wiwa and several other agitators. Today, we have the Niger Delta Avengers.  Even we, the Niger Delta people, are not happy about what is happening but we have no choice.

RCCG G.O Adeboye Prays For Abuja Pastor Killers To Make Heaven

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said the church does not want justice for its slain member, Mrs. Eunice Olawale.
Adeboye said the church was only interested in the salvation of the souls of the killers.
Eunice, a mother of seven, was murdered while preaching the gospel in Kubwa, a satellite town in Abuja around 5am on Saturday.
Adeboye, who was on his way to Lagos after a crusade in Abuja, paid a condolence visit to the family at their Gbazango Estate, Kubwa residence around 6am on Tuesday.


Austen-Peters, Mixta set to take Wakaa to London

The Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions and Mixta Africa, alongside others, may be on the path to making history by pooling their resources to take ‘Wakaa The Musical’, a Broadway-style theatre production, on a tour of London between July 21 and 25.

Beyond exporting African culture and entertainment, the play is intended to serve as a wake-up call to theatre practitioners in the country to hunt for scarce foreign exchange in support of government’s thrust to save the ailing naira.

Soyinka Condoles Elechi Amadi, Co Renowed Writer

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described the late revered writer, Elechi Amadi, as a captive of conscience, human solidarity and justice.
Soyinka, in a statement on Monday, noted that though Amadi was gone, his creativity remained as consolation.
The novelist died on Wednesday at the age of 82.
He stated, “Adieu, Elechi Amadi, soldier and poet, captive of conscience, human solidarity and justice. Elechi is gone, but creativity remains as consolation, honouring its faithful servitors and filling us with gratitude for their passage.”

Young writers are the unlucky generation – Tolu Ajayi

To some Nigerian writers resident in Lagos, it is heart-warming to learn that a former chairman of the state chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Dr. Tolu Ajayi, is still quite active in literary circles, especially at a time most of his colleagues and fellow authors have faded out of sight.

Whereever the business of literature beckoned in recent times, the award-winning author would be found there, nearly always in the midst of much younger members of ANA, Lagos, eagerly mentoring and guiding them, especially the aspiring writers, to the path of creative excellence.

Protest continues as students beg Buhari to reopen OAU

Workers at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife, Osun State, on Monday, said that they would continue to protest until the Federal Government appointed an acting vice-chancellor for the institution.
 The workers, comprising members of the Senior Staff Association of Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions of the school, are demanding the reversal of the appointment of Prof. Ayobami Salami as the new VC.

Afenifere, Ezeife tackle Osinbajo for opposing Nigeria’s restructuring

Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Monday carpeted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), for his criticisms of the calls for the restructuring of Nigeria, saying Osinbajo missed the point.

Osinbajo had said on Sunday that the call for the restructuring of Nigeria was not sensible as it would not make any difference in the country.

According to the group, the VP “may have been under pressure” from the Presidency to support “upholders of the status quo.”



Recently retired Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu, on Saturday said he was retiring from the Nigeria Police Force as a fulfilled officer because he was privileged to head various formations and commands in the force, adding: “I am leaving the Police Force with my shoulders and head high.”
Mbu, who was honoured with a colourful pulling-out ceremony at Police Staff College, Jos, said: “I am proud to be a policeman, and to retire as a policeman. And if there is reincarnation, I make bold to say I will still be a policeman.”


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has shrugged off calls to restructure Nigeria saying it is not helpful and will not make any difference.
The vice president made the remark weekend while delivering the second foundation lecture of the Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.
The title of the lecture was “The Future is Here Earlier Than We Thought.” The call for restructuring Nigeria has been a recurring decimal and of late reignited by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
In a speech at launch of a book: ‘We Are Biafrans,’ in Abuja in June, Atiku said what Nigeria required most was restructuring of the federation.


The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday asked Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to retract his letter to the international community in connection with his ongoing forgery trial alongside Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and two others.
The party insisted that by taking what should be an internal affair of the country to the outside world, the lawmaker had tarnished the image of Nigeria and by extension, the President.
Its Vice Chairman in Enugu State, Chief Anike Nwoga who spoke at a rally held by party members in Awgu town, Enugu State insisted that the letter was out of place.


Nigeria Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu says, President Muhammadu Buhari led administration is poised to end structural failure of roads and building infrastructures in the country.
The Minister gave this assurance at the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) Zonal Headquarters Nnewi, while inspecting state of the infrastructure to complement the government’s programme geared towards reducing structural failure in the country.
He assured that the research institutes in country will play important role in ensuring that standard is maintained in the deployment of appropriate research infrastructure that will meet the country's demands and needs as a nation.

Reactions Trail Anambra Loan Acquisition From Creditor Institutions

Following the move by Anambra state government to secure loan from creditor institutions to develop the state capital projects, stakeholders have described the act as insensitive and should be discouraged by the state house of assembly.
They called on the state legislative arms of government to weigh the consequences of such borrowing with higher interest rate, capable of slowing down developmental paste of the state infrastructure, if such funds are not properly utilized.


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