Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Photos from Tania Omotayo's marriage introduction

Tania Omotayo had her marriage introduction over the weekend.

The fashion entrepreneur who once dated singer Wizkid, is getting married to Sumbo Wilfunke, the co-owner of a popular lounge in Lagos.

Stephanie Linus to screen ‘DRY’ & speak at Ray Charles Week - Dillard University, New Orleans

Award-winning Nollywood actress and producer Stephanie Okereke-Linus will be a special guest at the Ray Charles Week taking place at Dillard University in New Orleans, Lousiana, USA from October 25-26, 2018.

During her visit, she will give a lecture on "The Emergence of African Storytellers and Their New Narrative" and will also screen her latest film "Dry".

Amaechi says Abuja rail can't run more than 90km/h due to cows everywhere

Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says the Abuja-Kaduna rail line cannot run faster than 90 kilometres per hour because there are cows everywhere, and they don’t want to kill cows.

Amaechi, who spoke about local problems being faced by the rail system, said they tried to run 100 kilometres per hour but ended up killing many cows, and the owners demanded for the dead cows to be replaced.

Igbo leaders never opposed my nomination as Atiku’s running mate - Peter Obi

Former governor of Anambra, Peter Obi, says Igbo leaders were never against his nomination as running mate of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Obi’s nomination was protested by some South-east politicians who claimed they were not consulted by the PDP or Atiku.

"There is grace in forgiveness" - Ooni’s ex-wife congratulates him and new wife

Ooni of Ife's former wife, Zaynab-Otiti Obanor, has sent a congratulatory message to the traditional ruler and his wife.

Zaynab-Otiti's marriage to the Ooni, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, lasted for 17 months.

Disregard for rule of law worse than corruption, US envoy tells Nigerian government

William Stuart Symington, the United States ambassador to Nigeria, says injustice and disregard for rule of law is worse than the stealing of public funds.

Symington said this on Monday at the convocation lecture of the University of Ilorin, Kwara state, where he delivered a lecture on “Citizen Leadership and the Link between Economic Diversity and Democratic Good Governance”.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Alaafin of Oyo welcomes another set of twins (Photos)

Alaafin of Oyo has welcomed his third set of twins in 2018.

The traditional ruler, who welcome two set of twins in February 2018, has done it again with one of his wives, Queen Anu.

Only 5% of voters voted in Cameroon election as Paul Biya wins 7th term as President

Africa’s oldest leader at 85, Paul Biya will serve a 7th term as president of Cameroon after winning election.

Biya won his 7th term in an election said to be marred by violence and low voter turnout, with just 5% of voters showing up in the country’s 2 Anglophone regions, according to the International Crisis Group.

Photos from LeToya Luckett’s Butterfly themed Baby Shower

Former Destiny's star, Letoya Luckett-Walker, who is expecting her first child with her husband Tommicus Walker, had her baby shower over the weekend.

The couple hosted their family and friends to a butterfly-themed party as they await their bundle of joy. The event had the likes of Toya, Tiny Harris, Monica Brown and Keri Hilson in attendance.

Fayose take his 'stomach infrastructure' to EFCC, feeds 150, secures lawyers for detainees

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has taken his 'stomach infrastructure' to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to Fayose's spokesperson Lere Olayinka, while in custody of the EFCC, the ex-governor provided feeding for 150 people.

'Boko Haram currently burning houses in Chibok'

Boko Haram insurgents are reportedly currently raiding Mifa, a village in Chibok local government area of Borno state.

Mifa, eight kilometres away from Chibok town, is the last settlement which shares a border with the dreaded Sambisa forest.

Gov. Amosun blasts Tinubu over fraudulent APC primaries

Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of hijacking the party’s governorship primary election in the state.

Speaking while swearing in Mosunmola Dipeolu, chief judge of the state, at government house, Abeokuta, the state capital, on Monday, Amosun wondered why Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling party, and Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of the state, were silent on the controversy which trailed the exercise.

"Nobody can threaten us if it happens" - Lagos speaker on plot to impeach Ambode

Speaker of the Lagos state house of assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the action of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, will determine if he would be impeached.

According to NAN, Obasa said this at plenary while responding to reports on the plots to oust the governor.

Religious leaders intervene whenever I want to sack some corrupt people - Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says whenever he wants to sack a public official who has been found to be corrupt, he gets many calls from religious and political leaders not to do so.

Speaking on at 24th Nigerian Economic Summit plenary on corruption and rule of law, in Abuja on Monday, the vice-president said the Nigerian elite are often times in the way of getting rid of a corrupt official.

Police escorts suspended NHIS boss Yusuf to office, fire teargas at protesting workers

Officers of the Nigeria police force clashed with workers at the head office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Abuja on Monday.

The policemen numbering over 30 escorted Usman Yusuf, NHIS executive secretary who was suspended last week, into his office. They fired teargas at workers who attempted to prevent Yusuf from entering the premises.

Fayose loses bid to be granted bail, trial adjourned till Wednesday

Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.

On Monday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Fayose on an 11-count charge bordering on abuse of office.

Another senator resigns from APC

Senator Sani Mustapha Mohammed has resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in protest, TheCable reports.

The senator representing Niger south is said to be angered by the decision of the ruling party to drop his name from the list of candidates for the 2019 general election.

Monday Feature: Actress Ebere Mercy Ndukwe is a talent exploring her world

Nollywood actress Ebere Mercy Ndukwe has her sight on the ultimate goal of breaking into the mainstream of the Nigerian entertainment industry.

And we can say that with her physical appearance, talent and industrious nature, the sky is her limit.

Buhari to visit Seme Border tomorrow

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Republic of Benin counterpart, Patrice Talon, will on Tuesday perform the official handover of the new Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Border Posts at Seme-Krake and Neope-Akanu in Badagry, Lagos.

Jonathan Invites Buhari, Obasanjo, Atiku to his Book Launch

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, may have made good his promise to share his experience during the 2015 presidential elections with Nigerians as his new book entitled: ‘My Transition Hours’, is billed to be launched next month at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

Photos from the ‘Gangster Royalty’ themed ‘King of Boys’ Premiere

The premiere for Kemi Adetiba‘s Nollywood film ‘King of Boys‘ took place on Sunday night at the IMAX cinemas, Lekki.

Nnamdi Kanu speaks from Jerusalem, says "no mortal flesh can kill me”

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has shared details about the military invasion on his home that led him to escape the country.

He also said that he will not be honouring his court case as he doesn’t recognise the Nigerian court.

Teebillz says he's embarrassed he ended up as a co-parent

Tiwa Savage's estranged husband, Tunji Balogun, aka Teebillz, has said that he is embarrassed that he ended up as a co-parent to his four children from different mothers.

TeeBillz and Tiwa Savage got married in 2013 but a scandal in 2016 led to their split.

Rita Dominic, Nse Ikpe, Joselyn Dumas, Lydia Forson at AMAA 2018 + Winners' list

The 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards held on Saturday night in Kigali, Rwanda.

Several Nigerian and Ghanaian stars such as Rita Dominic, Joselyn Dumas, Zainab Balogun, Lydia Forson, Kunle Afolayan, Chris Attoh, Racheal Okonkwo, Nse Ikpe-Etim and more stunned at the event.

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Eunice Atuejide says Nnamdi Kanu is a “thieving bigot” that's working for his “paymaster” Buhari

Presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP), Eunice Atuejide has claimed that Nnamdi Kanu sudden appearance is to work for President Muhammadu Buhari reelection.

Writing across all her social media pages, Atuejide described Kanu as a “deceitful, thieving, conniving, self centred bigot.” And alleged that President Buhari is Kanu’s “paymaster”.
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