Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Alex Ekwueme: Stop shedding crocodile tears. Ibori blasts Nigerian politicians

Alex Ekwueme: Ibori blasts Nigerians for mourning late vice-president

Former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, has said Nigerians are “shedding Crocodile tears” over the death of former Vice President Alex Ekwueme.

Ibori said this in a statement by signed his spokesman, Tony Eluemunor.

The former Governor said the country refused to allow Ekwueme rescue it.

“Though His Excellency, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, GCON, was a great leader, a national father-figure, a stabilizing factor in Nigerian politics, I Chief James Onanefe Ibori can never stop asking “what if!” Ibori said.

“It is ironic that the nation that betrayed this man’s effort to rescue it from political and economic morass will, now that he is dead, begin to shed crocodile tears.

“Even those who betrayed the very effort to make Ekwueme President, may begin to, hypocritically, of course, bewail the fact that Ekwueme or the Igboman or woman, never ruled Nigeria.

“Ekwueme was an extraordinary polyvalent scholar who earned multiple degrees in Architecture, urban planning, sociology, history, philosophy and law from several universities. He was a gifted architect whose professional legacies dot various Nigerian cities.

“In politics, he was both gentlemanly and fatherly, introducing mildness even when the others had embraced roughness and irascibility.

“If only we had allowed Ekwueme to rule Nigeria, what example would he have set? Now, we will never know…and Nigeria is the ultimate loser.

“Ekwueme has lived a full life; he has given a radiant account of himself and we all agree he was outstanding.
“May the Almighty God grant his gentle soul eternal rest and pour His consolation upon his family.”
Via: dailypost

Monday, 13 November 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo welcomes fourth child with his 24- year old girlfriend.

Cristiano Ronaldo And His 24-Year-Old Girlfriend Welcomes Daughter Alana Martina






World star athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo, has with his 24-year-old girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez welcomed their daughter, Alana Martina.
The Real Madrid superstar took to his Instagram page to break the news, as he shared a photo of the new family, including his eldest son Cristiano Jr.
This is the fourth and only child not born through surrogacy for the Real Madrid superstar. He wrote alongside the photo:
A Alana Martina acaba de nascer! Tanto a Geo como a Alana estรฃo muito bem! Estamos todos muito felizes!
Which according to Google translate is in English,
Alana Martina has just been born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great! We are all very happy!

Wale, American Hip hop rapper partying in Lagos with some Naija Artists.

Wale, American Hip hop rapper partying in Lagos with some Naija Artists.

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It was all fun last night as Nigerian-American rapper Wale stepped out for the Martell Blue Swift “H.O.M.E” party along with a host of other celebrities as well as co-brand ambassador and host of the night M.I Abaga.
The party had in attendanceToolz, Timini Egbuson, Sharon Ooja, Ric Hassani, Poe, Chuey Chu, DJ Lambo, Loose Kaynon, Yung L, Maria Okanrede, Idia Aisienand the MC of the nightDo2dtun.
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Thursday, 9 November 2017

AUDITIONS FOR THE VOICE OF LAGOS. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO WEAR THE CROWN?

REP UR HOOD LAGOS!!



Do you have what it takes to be crowned the Voice of LAGOS?! Then step right up and battle your way to the number one spot, and win a whooping sum of N250,000 and a record/management deal ๐Ÿ’ผ๐ŸŒŸ Pick up a form at Bionic Media studio, 71 Queens Street, Alagomeji, yaba.
Form costs N2000 only.
AUDITION dates are 12th & 13th of December.
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RepUrHood: Lagos Island | Surulere | Yaba | Mushin | Oshodi | Ikeja | Ajegunle | Ojo | Festac | Ikorodu | Ogba
This event is brought to you by The Lagos Boy(@thelagosboy_) and is proudly sponsored by Bionic Media Group(@bionicmedia)

Friday, 20 October 2017

Win BIG in 'AriscoLee - Slow Down Challenge'


After the release of a mind blowing tune 'Slow Down' by Arisco Lee featuring the ‘Arabanko’, ‘Record of Life’  & 'Under the Duvee' crooner HarrySong a.k.a Mr Songz and produced by Kesh Ofuobi. 
Ariscolee Entertainment with a quest to become an integral part in the African music community has offered music lovers an opportunity to win Huge cash prizes and opportunity to be part of the music video. SEE BELOW ON HOW TO WIN



 Win One Hundred Thousand Naira(N100,000) and a cameo appearance in the music video of Slowdown by @ariscolee ft @iamharrysong (Instagram)
FOLLOW THE SIMPLE STEPS BELOW:
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2. Download ‘SlowDown by Ariscolee ft Harrysong’ (Download link below or link in @ariscolee instagram bio).

3. Record at most a minute video of you expressing your self(either dance, Sing along or any other creative way) with the song.

4. Upload your video on instagram only and tag @ariscolee @iamharrysong. Also include #AriscoleeSlowDownChallenge on your caption. However, tag your friends to like or comment

Your Entries would be reposted and it closes in a fortnight.
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Runner ups would also win N50,000 & N30,000 respectively

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Njideka Crosby wins N228m MacArthur fellowship, she is the daughter of former minister Dora Akunyili

Njideka Crosby wins N228m MacArthur fellowship, she is the daughter of former minister Dora Akunyili
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Njideka Akunyili Crosby, the daughter of former minister, Dora Akunyili, has won the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. The young lady who is a professional painter was chosen as part of the winners of this year’s MacArthur Fellowship for her exceptional work. Her works include painting, drawing, photo transfer, printmaking and other materials of making art come alive.

Crosby who was born in Enugu state expressed that she draws experiences from her life as a Nigerian woman who lives and works in California, United States. Dora Akunyili's daughter Dora Akunyili's daughter wins N228m MacArthur fellowship

Crosby joins writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who received the MacArthur Fellowship in 2008.

According to the foundation, Crosby is “a figurative painter whose works express the hybridity characteristic of transnational experience through choices of subject matter, materials and techniques.” The foundation which is also referred to as the Genius Grant awards $625,000 (N228,000,000) to artists, writers, teachers, scientists, entrepreneurs and people who work in creative and artistic fields.

The grant is usually doled out in quarterly installments, over a period of five years.

List of the 24 people who received MacArthur Fellowship in 2017:
Njideka Akunyili Crowsby – Painter
Sunil Amrith – Historian
Greg Asbed – Human Rights Strategist
Annie Baker – Playwright
Regina Barzilay – Computer Scientist
Dawoud Bey – Photographer and Educator
Emmanuel Candes – Mathematician and Statistician
Jason De Leon -Anthropologist
Rhiannon Giddens – Singer, Instrumentalist & Songwriter
Nikole Hannah-Jones – Journalist
Cristina Jimenez Moreta – Social Justice Organizer
Taylor Mac – Theater Artist
Ramir Nashashibi – Community Leader
Viet Thanh Nguyen – Fiction Writer & Culture Critic
Kate Orff – Landscape Architect
Trevor Paglen – Artist and Geographer
Betsy Levy Paluck – Psychologist
Derek Paterson – Historian
Damon Rich – Designer & Urban Planner
Stefan Savage – Computer Scientist
Yuval Sharon – Opera Director & Producer
Tyshawn Sorey – Composer & Musician
Gabriel Victora – Immunologist
Jesmyn Ward – Fiction Writer

~~Photo Source: Bellanaija/Skytrendsnews/naija.com

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Gunmen kidnap music star, shoot wife

Gunmen kidnap music star, shoot wife
By Simon Ebegbulem on 05/10/2017
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•Kidnapped music star Osayomore Joseph
•Kidnapped music star Osayomore Joseph
Popular Edo State-born musician and social critic, Osayomore Joseph, was Tuesday abducted by kidnappers in Benin, the state capital. It was learned that his wife, who tried to beg for her husband, was shot in the head. Osayomore was kidnapped at about 10p.m. at Orovie village off Upper Ekewan Road, Egor Local Government Area.
It would be recalled that on September 24, three policemen stationed at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park were killed by kidnappers, while the Managing Director of the Zoo, Dr. Andy Ehanire was abducted. Andy, brother to the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, is yet to be released by his abductors.
Reacting to the abduction of Osayomore, Edo State Police spokesman, DSP Moses Nkombe, said police received report about the abduction at about 11p.m. DSP Nkombe said security operatives had been drafted to hot spots across the state, assuring that the Police will do its best to secure Osayomore’s release.
Meanwhile, the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, PMAN, has condemned his kidnap, describing the abduction as an abomination, noting that the veteran musician was abducted after he performed at the palace of the Oba of Benin. State Chairman of PMAN, Eghenova Willie, in a statement called for the unconditional release of Osayomore. Willie, who appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki to beef up security in the state, said it was shocking that kidnappers had turned on musicians in the state.
His words: “He should be released unconditionally. He is a musician and has done no harm to anybody. It is a taboo for somebody to be kidnapped after performing for the Oba of Benin. “He left the Oba’s Palace few minutes before he was kidnapped. The kidnappers should know that it was an abomination to kidnap him.” 
Source News Express

Monday, 25 September 2017

NEWSPAPER REVIEW FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2017.

NEWSPAPER REVIEW FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2017.

PUNCH
Nigeria expecting fighter jets from Russia, US, Pakistan, UAE
Some Nigerians being used as terrorists in Libya – Shehu Sani
I’m not promoting IPOB – Fayose
Only good governance can end agitations – Wike
Chad, North Korea among 8 countries on new US travel ban
N30bn debt hinders completion of East-West Road –FG
Theft: FG orders fingerprinting of crude oil
Diezani’s lawyer blocked us from interrogating her in UK –EFCC
WAFU Cup: Black Stars humiliate Eagles
Sukuk bond: No plan to Islamise Nigeria, says FG
PDP chair: George, Adeniran, OGD reject consensus candidate
Probe Saraki’s statement on IPOB ban – Cattle breeders
Unilorin, a terrorist organisation, says ASUU
FG to prosecute 1,670 Boko Haram suspects.

THISDAY
FG Begins Prosecution of 2,321 Boko Haram Suspects
FG under fire over IPOB
FX Window Records $1.323bn Transactions in One Week on Soaring Investor Confidence
Chibok Boy, Ali Ahmad Walks Again After Corrective Surgery in Dubai
Osinbajo: Buhari Has Ears for Lawful Agitations
USAID Announces $550m Humanitarian Assistance for Nigeria, Others
Senator Alleges Offer of Bribe to Kill Petroleum Industry Governance Bill
Catholic Church Kicks against NGO Bill
Ambode Mourns Passage of Chief Imam of Lagos, Akinola
Top Jordanian Military Commander Arrives Nigeria
Police Begin Investigation of drowning of House Keeper in Enugu
Youths Protest against Ekiti Assembly, Want Lawmaker’s Suspension Quashed
Sokoto Govt, UNFPA Train 100 Former VVF patients in Cosmetology
Police, Soldiers Patrol Streets of Asaba After Attack on Hausa/Fulani Settlement
A’Ibom at 30: Osinbajo Inaugurates Two Factories, General Hospital
Kogi Records167 Kidnap Cases in One Year, Says Gov’s Aide
Rivers Not Part of Agitation for Secession, Says Wike
National Assembly Already Restructuring Nigeria, Says Gemade.

DAILY POST
Biafra: IPOB hails Saraki, Igbo lawmakers, begs Senate to probe Nigerian Army
Lagos Chief Imam is dead
Only Buhari can tell me to stop talking – Sagay
No godfatherism in Buhari’s government – Lai Mohammed
Teenager caught having sex with goat
Nnamdi Kanu’s brother reveals IPOB next line of action
Kwara workers, 4 others in court for receipt forgery
Atiku to join PDP soon – Ex-Reps member, Baiko
2019: Your gang-up will fail – APC mocks PDP
Fani-Kayode mocks Buhari after US Government declared IPOB not terrorist organization
Don’t condemn IPOB – Tinubu tells Nigerians
Why government should not be allowed to regulate NGOs – Shehu Sani.

THE SUN
Laziness responsible for North’s opposition to restructuring –Atiku
Demand for N7bn: You lied, Obiano tells Obi
IPOB: Igbo group heads to ICC over killings
2019 completion date for East-West Road not feasible –Minister
Good governance’ll reduce political tension, says Wike
FG begins emergency repairs of Lagos roads, bridges
Obiano: A view from the outside
Poly lecturers mull strike over N20bn arrears, others
Fleet replacement crisis hits local airlines as banks shut credit lines
How Nigerian farmers can rake millions planting castor seed
5.2m people in N’East suffer acute food insecurity
MAN cautions ECOWAS on Morocco admittance
Nigeria’s post-harvest losses rise to $9bn –FIIRO DG
Electoral reform will not work without punishing electoral offenders -Igini
Restructuring: It won’t be easy for North to give up its advantages, says NEF
Harnessing coal for economic growth
Mixed reactions trail FG’s hydrocarbon search in Sokoto basin
Germany’s populist AfD make historic gains in parliament
Angela Merkel reelected German Chancellor 4th time.

GUARDIAN
NADECO back, says democracy under threat
Nigeria renews search for broadband investors at global summit
London's new $1 billion American Embassy is world’s most expensive
Ghana beat Nigeria 4-1 to win WAFU Cup
Government ready to tackle Nigeria’s infrastructure challenge, says Osinbajo
Fed Government to begin trial of Boko Haram suspects
Man drowns in well, police begin investigation
Flood sacks 12 communities, destroys 3,000 farmlands in Cross River
Facility managers seek proactive strategy on fire safety
Nigeria should go back to 1963 Constitution, says NADECO
Sheriff’s visit to VP: We are still in PDP, says Mikko
ASUU condemns sack of UNILORIN union leader
Osinbajo to open international conference on tax in Africa
Kogi PDP cautions governor against anti-labour actions
East West Road may be ready in 2019, says minister.

LEADERSHIP
FG Begins Trial Of 2,540 Boko Haram Terrorists Oct 9
PDP Tackles APC Over 2019
Germany: Merkel Wins Fourth Term
Savings Bond Generates N6.3bn In 7 Months
Businessman Losses N360m To Fraudsters In Lagos
Mohammed, Dokpesi And Battle For The Soul Of APDA
Visit to Osinbajo: Group Kicks Against Sheriff’s Return To APC
Ekiti Guber: Adeyeye Petitions Makarfi, BoT, Others Over Fayose
Lagos Reads Riot Act To Residents Over Hoax Emergency Calls
Why Israel Is Against 2-state Solution On Palestine By Abdulrazaq Hamzat.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

NEWSPAPER REVIEW 24-09-2017

NEWSPAPER REVIEW 24-09-2017

PUNCH
*We don’t see IPOB as terrorist organisation – US
*Nigeria needs restructuring to create balance —Tinubu
*Corruption won’t end in Nigeria till Jesus comes — Abiara
*Day Aisha Alhassan jailed Fawehinmi, Beko and I over June 12 – Falana
*Police: Misau’s bombshell deserves Buhari’s action
*2019 elections, exchange rate may delay banks’ recovery
*1,000 kidnappers, robbers arrested – IG
*15-year-old boy caught having sex with goat

VANGUARD
*Nnamdi Kanu missed the target  – Bishop Mike Okonkwo
*Restructure Nigeria now to attain balance, says Tinubu
*IPoB: Time for national dialogue on agitations, marginalisations is now, Tofa tells Buhari
*Breaking: We must guard against separating Nigeria into small pieces, Tinubu warns
*Those seeking to scrap NGOs are democracy’s enemies— Group
*2019: More troubles for APC after Al-Hassan’s outburst

THISDAY
*Army: We’ve Stabilised South-east Despite Intense Opposition from IPOB, Sympathisers
*Life Lessons:”Take Responsibility For Your Decisions”- Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe
*Apapa Gridlock: NPA, Lagos to Partner on Holding Bays
*‘NAF Has Eradicated Boko Haram Frontline Leadership, Logistics Bases’ Says Air Chief
*2019: The State of Play (I)
*Tinubu: Nigeria Won’t Make Progress without Restructuring
*With Force Majeure on Nembe Oil Line, Nigeria Risks Revenue, Production Cuts
*Best Western Owner Alleges Assault as AMCON Finally Takes over Hotel

GUARDIAN
*Military deployment in South South will have frightening potentials, says PANDEF
*OPEC exemption: Fragile peace In Niger Delta might hamper oil production – Stakeholders
*With Aso-Ofi Festival, Oyo moves to harness indigenous textile for global market
*FG praises Akwa Ibom for keying into Governmet’s local content policy
*Enugu Assembly to amend women farmers support bill
*Operation Python Dance: Abia Government denies corps members fleeing state
*Ohanaeze visits Northern leaders, calls for tolerance
*New Cholera vaccine has high efficacy, says commissioner
*Flood covers more than 100 homes, Anglican Bishop’s court in Imo

LEADERSHIP
*36 State Houses of Assembly Endorse LG Autonomy
*Power Generation Companies Raise The Alarm Over N1trn Debt
*Africa’s Largest Syringe Factory Commissioned In Akwa Ibom
*Nigeria Needs 31,000 Police Recruits Yearly For 5 Years – IGP
**As Global Scenarios Change, Oil Is Dying
*Intrigues, Denials Over Sheriff’s Romance With APC
*Oversight Function: As Senate Committee Raises Hope in North-Central
*Financing Nigeria’s $3trn Infrastructure Deficit
*Wenger urges Sanchez to prove his worth

THE SUN
*Tinubu roars: Repair Nigeria now
*Obi lacks moral justification to criticize Obiano – APGA
*Biafra designed to be achieved without bullets – Uwazuruike
*FG will break DISCOS’ monopoly – Osinbajo
*Sea-pirates kill 2 Civil Defence personnel, 1 cop in Bayelsa
*Saraki, S’East senators prevented mass killing of IPOB members
*IPOB: APC lawmakers issue 21-day ultimatum to FG
*2019: FORCES AGAINST ATIKU
*What you need to kno w about colorectal cancer
*Buhari urges ECOWAS to monitor water channels, boat operators
*WAFU Cup final: Nigeria, Ghana light up Cape Coast