Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Ebonyi governor endorses Gbajabiamila as speaker

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has endorsed Femi Gbajabiamila as speaker of the house of representatives in the 9th assembly.

Umahi, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker when he received him at government house, Abakaliki, the state capital, on Tuesday.

Macron invites Buhari to Africa-France summit as he returns from Saudi Arabia

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Tuesday after performing the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in Saudi Arabia.

According to NAN, the aircraft conveying the president and members of his entourage which took-off from Royal terminal of the King Abdul’aziz International Airport around 2pm landed at the presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at 6.34pm.

‘Game of Thrones’ final episode sets new record with 19.3 million viewers

Despite the mixed reactions from fans, the final episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ broke single-night viewing records with 19.3 million viewers tuning in to watch the show finale.

NAN reports that the record makes ‘Game of Thrones’ the highest viewed show in HBO history beating it’s own viewership record weekly.

Model Ngoc Trinh bares her flesh in very revealing dress in Cannes (Photos)

Stars showcased their style prowess on the red carpet of The Hidden Life premiere at Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.

However, some celebs showcased more than others.

Furious Arsenal fans call for club to boycott Europa League final in Azerbaijan over Mkhitaryan absent

Angry Arsenal fans are calling on their club to boycott the Europa League final after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's unavailability was confirmed.

The Europa League final is set to be played in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, on May 29, and Mkhitaryan's country, Armenia, has been at loggerhead with the host nation for three decades which resulted in the Nagorno-Karabakh war.

Jessica Alba: I stopped eating a lot so my curves wont tempt men

Hollywood star Jessica Alba has revealed that when she was younger, she started watching her diet because she didn't want to have curves that will "tempt" men.

Nigerian writers Tochukwu Okafor, Lesley Arimah shortlisted for 2019 Caine Prize

Nigerian writers, Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor and Lesley Nneka Arimah, have been shortlisted for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing.

The five-writer shortlist for the 20th edition of the Caine Prize was announced, on Monday, by Peter Kimani, this year’s chair of judges and Kenyan author of the award-winning novel ‘Dance of the Jakaranda.’

House of Reps pass bill banning plastic bags, prescribe 3-year jail term for sale

The house of representatives on Tuesday passed a bill banning polythene bags in Nigeria.

The lawmakers said the bill is to among other things address waste management and protect the environment.

House of Reps pass bill abolishing HND/BSc dichotomy

The house of representatives has passed a bill abolishing the existing dichotomy between higher national diploma (HND) and bachelor’s of science (BSc) degree holders in the country.

The “bill for an act to abolish and prohibit dichotomy and discrimination between first degrees and HND in the same profession” was passed during Tuesday’s plenary.

Chimamanda Adichie honored with Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at Georgetown College

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie served as a speaker and honorary degree recipient for the 2019 Georgetown College Commencement ceremonies this weekend.

After speaking at the commencement ceremony, Chimamanda received the doctor of humane letters, honoris causa degree.

#BBNaija stars Cee-C, Nina, Vandora, Ahneeka stepped out in style for CEGAR Launch (Photos)

Over the weekend, Big Brother Naija star, Cynthia Nwadiora aka Cee-C, launched her very own athletic gear brand, Cegar.

The star hosted a few friends and fans to the official launch of the brand in Lagos.

Cameroonian domestic worker sentenced to death by hanging for killing his boss in Lagos

A Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere has sentenced one Ledjo Joel to death by hanging for killing his boss Dayo Enioluwa Adeleke at her home.

Joel, a Cameroonian, who worked as Dayo’s domestic staff was said to have stabbed the deceased to death.

Jada Pinkett Smith opens up on her once 'unhealthy relationship to porn'

In a new episode of her Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith revealed she had a porn addiction before her marriage to Will Smith.

In the episode of her Facebook Watch show, which focused on the effects porn can have on on a person’s career and personal relationships, the actress came clean about her past addiction.

Monday, 20 May 2019

INEC withdraws 25 certificates of return from election winners

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has withdrawn 25 certificates of return issued to some candidates who partook in the 2019 general election.

Speaking at a media forum in Enugu state on Monday, Festus Okoye, INEC’s national commissioner for information and voter education, said the commission took the action based on court orders.

Buhari Sacks FAAN MD, Saleh Dunoma, appoints Hamisu Yadudu as replacement

Saleh Dunoma
President Muhammadu Buhari sacked Engr. Saleh Dunoma as the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) barely two years after his confirmation of his five-year tenure.

According to Sahra Reporters, Dunoma had been touring the airports with the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika for commissioning of some airport projects.

#GameOfThrones: Emilia Clarke speaks on that coffee cup, the fate of her character, Daenerys

During the fourth episode of season 8 in Game Of Thrones, a coffee cup could be seen at the table of Daenerys Targaryen as characters gathered for a feast at Winterfell following their costly battle with the Knight King and his army of dead.

"I was sick and in pain" - Betty Irabor reveals she once attempted suicide

Publisher and founder of Genevieve magazine, Betty Irabor, says she once attempted suicide when she was ‘sick and in pain’.

Mrs Irabor, who said she has suffered depression, shared her experience on Twitter while speaking against popular criticisms of suicidal attempts.

Rainstorm causes trees, electrical poles, traffic signs to fall, destroys cars in Lagos (Photos)

There was heavy downpour across Lagos state on Monday morning, with the effect felt hours after the rain subsided.

While some roads were flooded, the wind uprooted trees in different locations.

Naira Marley remanded in prison for alleged internet fraud

The federal high court in Lagos has ordered that Naira Marley be remanded in prison over allegations of internet fraud.

The singer was arraigned in court on Monday following his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo Named Serie A 'MVP' in 1st season with Juventus

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the Serie A Most Valuable Player for the 2018-19 season, his first in the Italian top division.

Per Football Italia, Ronaldo won the MVP award―calculated via statistics―thanks to his 22 goals and 11 assists in 33 matches across all domestic competitions.

Here's how Game of Thrones' stars are reacting to the show's final season

The much anticipated final episode of the Game Of Thrones airs on Sunday night and lots of thought have been racing through the mind of millions of fans of the show.

We've done some digging around to see what some of the show's stars have to say about the the saga's last remaining moments, and while there is lots of applause, not everyone is entirely impressed.

Father rejoices as missing daughter returns home after over two weeks

Victoria Murray, a 17-year-old student of Holy Child College who has been missing for eighteen days, has returned home.

Her father, Senan Murray, who is a Manager in Total Nigeria Plc, disclosed this in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Atiku demands N500m from Buhari’s aide Onochie for linking him to terrorists

Atiku Abubakar, presidemtial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked Lauretta Onochie, an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, to tender apology and pay him N500 million for defamation.

Fulani, Islamic agenda going on in Nigeria — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed a grand plot by some elements to foist a Fulani and Islamic agenda on Nigeria and other West African countries.

Obasanjo made the revelation on Saturday while speaking on the topic Mobilising Nigeria’s Human and Natural Resources for National Development and Stability, at the second session of the Synod of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, held at the Cathedral of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church, Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Stonebwoy & Shatta Wale fights on stage at the #VGMA, one pulls out a gun (Video)

A stage fight broke out between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) held in in the early hours of Sunday, May 19.

The two dancehall artists has been at loggerheads and it took a dangerous turn at the award ceremony held at the at the Accra International Conference Center.
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