APC warns Obiano against paying N6bn negotiated god-father bill, demand account of LG allocations

Our party calls on the Immediate past Governor of Anambra State,  Mr. Peter Gregory Onwubuashi Obi  to declare the source of the N7bn fund he claimed to have funded the ‘election’ of the current governor of Anambra State who was actually foisted against the wish of the people.

 We further posit that if it was drawn out of a business enterprise, the tax payment of that enterprise to the government should also be furnished, as the only key providing moral authority to disturb public peace through private illegal agreements, a vice that was fought and defeated before Obi became governor.


Mr Sam Okaula, Anambra state's new Police Commissioner has declared his resolve to nip every abuse of human rights in the bud in the discharge of police duty by sensitizing his men and officers on his stance concerning it and working with members of the Civil Society Network, Anambra state.

He made this known while receiving the executive members of Civil Society Network, Anambra state in his office during their courtesy cum familiarization visit.


Recently, there is this controversy going on in the social media that a man shouldn’t marry a woman who doesn’t know how to cook or a woman who doesn’t pray for an hour. So, I deem it necessary to clarify the issue. As the apostle of marriage, it’s my responsibility to clarify the issue to avoid causing more delayed marriage, separation and divorce in the world.
This is the will of God concerning the issue: You must not use cooking as a criterion for choosing your spouse. Though food is important in life, cooking must not be used as a criterion for choosing a spouse. Why? I tell you three reasons.

BREAKING: We’ll declare Niger Delta Republic Oct 1 – Avengers

Niger Delta Avengers
The Niger Delta Avengers on Thursday threatened that it will declare a Niger Delta Republic on October 1 should President Muhammadu Buhari fails to restructure the country.

It also said the group is praying for the Buhari-led federal government to discover oil in commercial quantity in the northern part of the country.

OMG! Lassa fever kills doctor, three others in Anambra

A medical doctor and three others have reportedly died of Lassa fever in Anambra state.

This was disclosed in a one-day Lassa fever training workshop organized by the state Ministry of Health.

A resource person in the workshop, Dr Jane Ezeonu confirmed that the medical doctor died at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, on Tuesday.


Empowering Nigerian Youths & Adults through Skills Acquisition

The importance of skills acquisition in third world countries especially Nigeria cannot be overemphasized. Schools of thought have stressed that for a nation to be economically self-reliant, it must necessarily diversify its economy and as well encourage the youth to embrace self-employment through appropriate favourable policy and an environment that would facilitate skills acquisition, entrepreneurship and self-reliance.

I love dancing to Fela, Sunny Ade’s music – Irish diplomat

Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland in Nigeria, Eoghan McSwiney, shares with  his experience in Nigeria and love for Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade’s music

If you were to leave Nigeria today, what would you miss most about the country?

I would miss the Nigerian people most. Nigerians are an amazingly dynamic, resilient and funny people. When I leave, I think I will probably also miss the Abuja weather, although less so the rainy season.

Blackout looms as power firms become broke

The power sector may be heading for a total collapse if the current paucity of funds in the industry is not addressed quickly, officials of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission have said.

According to them, the sector is presently suffering from acute shortage of funds as both power generation and distribution companies are finding it difficult to meet their various obligations to NBET, gas suppliers and other service providers.

Bolt, Gatlin win 100m heats

Usain Bolt raced for the first at the 2016 Olympics and won his opening round 100m heat in 10.07 seconds. Bolt is attempting to become the first man to win three consecutive Olympic 100m gold medals.

“It wasn’t the best start, it felt kind of sluggish,” said Bolt, who was running just after noon on Saturday in Rio, to the Associated Press. “I’m not used to running this early in the morning in any championships.”

Sanyeri suffers leg fracture in a stunt

Popular Yoruba comic actor, Sanyeri, is currently in pains after fracturing his leg while jumping off a building while on set. In an exclusive interview, the actor said that the incident occurred while he was filming his recent project, Asiwaju, where he featured Mr. Ibu.

 “I got injured on the set of the movie I just concluded works on. I did a stunt and broke my leg. I am not in a hospital, I am at home but as we speak I have a POP cast on my leg. The character I was playing had to climb the roof of a house because he had some spiritual problems. When the landlord of the house realised that someone was on his roof, he called the police and while avoiding arrest, the character had to jump off the roof of the house. That was how I broke my leg and the doctors said that the cast would be on my leg for a month,” he said.

I seldom watch Nollywood movies because of mediocrity –Sola Fosudo

Veteran Nollywood actor, Sola Fosudo, in a chat with Saturday Beats, said that he rarely watches Nollywood movies because most of the films are not original. The actor said that most of the movies churned out are “cheap and distasteful imitation of foreign movies adapted to suit Nigerian viewers.”
He said, “I don’t watch Nollywood movies anymore because most of them are re-packaged stories. Sometimes, they see an interesting foreign movie and they try to localise it but in the process, they bastardise the whole thing. You will find out that most of the stories are not original.”
The thespian said that the problem with the industry is that it is being run by “unprofessional” people who feel they know it all.

Rose Odika set to revamp Yoruba culture among youths through Ewa Asa

Nollywood actress, Rose Odika, is set to give back to the society and promote the  Yoruba culture with her pet project, Ewa –Asa.

Talking about the project, Odika said the event, which would be hosted by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, is an annual competition in which youths come together to showcase different talents and dance groups in undiluted Yoruba language, “with the aim of promoting integral talent through holistic approach without any form of discrimination against any person or group.”

I once got aroused while kissing on set –OC Ukeje

OC Ukeje is one of the actors in Nollywood who try as much as possible to put life in every character he plays.
In some of the movies, the actor has had to kiss some of his colleagues because it was part of the script.
Even though it’s all an act, OC confessed the scene actually affected him and, he became aroused while kissing the actress on the set.

Serial rapists should be castrated –Ireti Doyle

Recently, there is virtually no day that a rape case is not reported in the news in Nigeria. Due to this fact, ace Nollywood diva, Ireti Doyle, has given her two cents views about the matter. According to the screen diva, serial rapists should have their manhood cut off if convicted.

She said, “In Nigeria, as in almost everywhere in the world, I do not think that rape cases are handled properly often times. What makes it worse for us in Nigeria is that in advanced countries, they have strict laws and most times, the law is enforced and justice is done. In Nigeria, we have laws in place but are they enforced as they should be? I don’t think so. But I am happy that there is a lot more conversation about it. People tend to think that rape is on the increase but I don’t think so; I think it has always been a part of our society but you are hearing a lot more about it now because people are talking about it. That veil of secrecy has been removed and the more we talk about it, the more we blow the whistle against the offenders. Eventually I think we would get it right. We need to put stronger laws in place and enforce them and justice must be done.

I have cordial relationship with Odunlade Adekola and Kemi Afolabi –She Baby

So many people would remember the bitter feud between actresses, Kemi Afolabi and Seyi Ariyo, popularly known as She Baby. Their quarrel generated so much ruckus and even made headlines especially when popular Yoruba actor, Odunlade Adekola, was also mentioned in their cat fight.

The bone of contention was a dress She Baby said she gave Kemi while on set of her new movie, Aye Alaye and which she claimed Kemi refused to return after the movie shoot.

In a chat with Saturday Beats, She Baby said that the issue has since been settled and she maintains a very cordial relationship with Adekola and Kemi.

I’m not on social media yet people create accounts in my name – Pete Edochie

Veteran actor, Pete Edochie, is angry! The thespian said even in this age and craze for social media, he doesn’t have any account yet so many accounts have his name and so many posts are attributed to him.

In a telephone chat with our correspondent, the actor said he was tired of people using his name falsely on social media.

I prefer caesarean to natural birth — Oni

I prefer caesarean to natural birth — OniA new mother and businesswoman, Gbemisola Oni, shares her labour room experience with Ajayi Bamidele  (

What does motherhood mean to you?

Motherhood is all about selflessness, making sacrifices and being a patient individual. It also means that one must also have the ability to restructure things in one’s life and above all, be able to show undiluted love to one’s children.

Those seeking Obasanjo’s probe are jealous — Fasawe

An associate of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Otunba Oyewole Fasawe, who was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on alleged corrupt charges, tells  that calls for the probe of the ex-president’s third-term bribery allegation is a wild goose chase

There are calls from various quarters that former President Olusegun Obasanjo should be probed for the third-term bribery allegation against him. What’s your view?

Five reasons you should sleep naked

It encourages greater intimacy

Apart from making sleeping next to a loved one exciting, our naked body releases oxytocin, often referred to as the “love hormone.”

A 2009 study published by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, says “Oxytocin reduces blood pressure, cortisol levels and helps to reduce stress.

This hormone does not only help relationship, but also your health!
It can keep you cool
Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Fred Agbaje, talks about his challenges as a father with GBENGA ADENIJI

How would you define fatherhood?

Fatherhood is an important aspect of a man. One of the elements which qualify anybody to be referred to as a man, apart from being financially successful, is that he must have offspring. In our society, when a man is being greeted, people ask, ‘how is your family or how is your home?’ They are actually referring to the man’s wife and children. There is a socio-cultural attachment to children in our society. The fatherhood figure thus signifies procreation and that in itself indicates financial provision and care for the family. Fatherhood is not just about a man having many children all over the place. It goes beyond that. It includes whether the person unites his family, stays close to them and provides for their pressing needs.

I was never married – Tope Osoba

I am the first child of my parents and only child of my mum. I had my primary and secondary education in Lagos. I studied Business Education at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State.

EFCC should probe Obasanjo’s third term bribery allegations — Shittu

A legal practitioner, Mr. Wahab Shittu, in this interview with, argues that former President Olusegun Obasanjo should be investigated for allegations of bribery leveled against him while trying to push his third-term agenda through at the N’Assembly

Do you think the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission should investigate the third-term bribery allegations against former President Olusegun Obasanjo?

Ogun to enact laws against kidnapping

The Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Suraj Adekunbi, ‎has said the state assembly will partner with the executive arm to enact laws to check the excesses of land grabbers, kidnappers, armed robbers and other miscreants.
He said this in response to a request made by the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr Olumide Ayeni, for the need to harmonise laws which bordered on land grabbing, kidnapping, armed robbery and other emerging crime in the state.

World Bank delaying return of $321m Abacha loot — Switzerland

The repatriation of the $321m looted by late Gen. Sani Abacha may not be done anytime soon as the Swiss government says the World Bank has to finalise the projects to be executed with the money by the Federal Government.

The Swiss government explained that a bilateral agreement for the restitution of the money would then be signed afterwards, which would form the basis for the transfer of the money.


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