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=> No Completed Federal Project In Pdp’s 16 Years Reign – Osinbajo – Vanguard
The time and location of where the video was recorded could not be ascertained, and was posted online by Sahara Reporters.
In the video, the female cadet can be seen slapping the squatting civilian, and when asked what his offence was, said “he called me beautiful.”
She repeatedly asks him what makes her beautiful, as she and her colleagues continue to beat the man, to the point that he begins to bleed.
Watch the video below.
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=> Professor Osinbajo takes over as acting president of Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a short vacation from today, February 5 to February 10, 2016.
While President Buhari is on vacation, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will perform the functions of the President.
In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution, President Buhari has dispatched a formal notice of his vacation to the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
February 5, 2016
=> Supreme Court Rules: Saraki’s Appeal Lacks Merit,Trial At CCT Continues
The Supreme Court on Friday told the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, that he must return to the Code of Conduct Tribunal to face trial in the suit instituted against him over false declaration of assets.
The Supreme Court dismissed all the grounds Saraki brought for determination by the apex court in seeking to discontinue his trial by the CCT.
In a judgement delivered early on Friday, the apex court held that Saraki’s suit lacked merit and as such he should return to the Tribunal to answer to the charges against him.
The request by Saraki to declare the sitting of just two members of the CCT as invalid was overruled by the Supreme Court.
The apex court said by virtue of Section 28 of the Interpretation Act, the sitting of two members was valid.
The apex court also said the intention of the law establishing the CCT is to make its proceedings criminal.
It also said the Tribunal has quasi jurisdiction and so can issue bench warrant contrary to the position of Saraki.
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» 7,000 APC Members Decamp To PDP – Naij.com
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has suffered yet another blow as over 7,000 of its members in Benue state have decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
David Mark has defected APC members behind him as he seeks reelection to the Nigerian Senate.
This Day reports that the aggrieved members defected to the PDP in Otukpa, Ogbadibo local government area of the state.
Matthew Ochigbo, a one-time chairman of PDP reportedly led the defectors who also dumped their APC membership cards.
He stated that they were leaving the party for the PDP in order to support the aspiration and wishes of the people of Idoma land, especially for the reelection bid of the former Senate President, David Mark.
The director general of the David Mark reelection campaign organisation, Abba Moro, who received the defectors, hailed the people of the area for their consistent support of the PDP.
“What over 7,000 of you have done today in Otukpa clearly shows that those who recently left the PDP after riding on the crest of the party and the goodwill of Senator David Mark are standing alone even in their own localities.
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=> Saraki Reacts To Supreme Court Ruling
After listening to the ruling of the Supreme Court in the appeal he filed to challenge the process of arraigning him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki hereby states as follows :
1. He expresses disappointment over the Judgment of the apex court in the country on the six grounds of his appeal
2. He however will like to put it on record that the facts of the substantial matter are not before the Supreme Court since the apex court was only invited to rule on some preliminary issues in the process of commencing the trial.
3. The Senate President believes he will have his day in the court to prove his innocence of the charges preferred against him during the trial proper.
4. Dr. Saraki will like to thank everyone who has expressed support for him from the beginning of the case. He assures everyone that at the end of the day truth will prevail and justice will be served.
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=> Again, South-east Leads In WASSCE Performance Chart – Punch
No candidate qualified for university admission from four Federal Government colleges in the 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination where Abia State topped the performance register, CHARLES ABAH writes
Details of the May/June 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination emerged on Thursday with states in the South-East, again, leading in the performance chart of candidates who obtained credits in at least five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
Abia State topped the chart with 33, 762 of its 52, 801 candidates.This came as no candidate obtained five credits and above, including English and Mathematics from four Federal Government colleges.The schools are the Federal Government Girls’ College, Bajoga, Gombe State; FGGC, Bauchi; FGGC Gboko, and the Federal Science and Technical College, Kafanchan.
To secure university admission in the country, a candidate must obtain credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
Anambra State came second with 28, 379 out of 46, 385 candidates. While Abia State scored 63.94 per cent, Anambra got 61.18 per cent out of 100 per cent.Edo State took the third position with 38, 052 of its 62, 327 candidates getting five credits and above. It had 61.05 per cent. Rivers and Imo states came fourth and fifth respectively.
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=> Mass Sack Looms As Wike Is Set To Overhaul Civil Service In Rivers State- Dailypost
The Rivers State Government has said it will purge the state civil service of ghost workers.
The state government came up with the plan as a way of down-sizing the work force in other to be able to ascertain the wage bill of the state.
State Commissioner for Information, Fred Kpakol told newsmen in Port Harcourt that salaries of civil servants were gulping the state’s entire revenue.
Kpakol said a meeting of the Heads of Ministries, parastatals and other institutions of government had been called to hold next week.
“We are going to have a meeting of all the MDEs and we are calling on all the Permanent Secretaries, DFAs, all accountants, and Bursars of the state tertiary institution in Rivers state to attend.
“The essence of the meeting is that we really want to have the nominal role of our workers, to know those on our work force, those that work for the Rivers state government.
“We are going to re-audit the entire system because we are paying colossal amount for salaries. So, the governor has called for the total over-haul of the civil service,” he saidSOURCE
=> Police invade command office of NSCDC – Tribune
Police officers invaded the command office of NSCDC at Railway Junction, Dugbe in Ibadan on Friday morning, February 5, following a fracas one of their officers had with an official of the NSCDC.
According to Tribune, a policeman dressed in mufti resisted attempts by officials of the FRSC and NSCDC to arrest him for violating traffic laws by making calls while driving.
An argument however ensued following an attempt by FRSC officials to flag the police officer down.
According to an eye witness account, the policeman was said to have thrown a canister of tear gas at the FRSC officials in a bid to escape. He was later accosted by NSCDC officers on patrol who arrived the scene.
But the erring office called for back up, which upon arrival, beat up the NSCDC officers on ground, and seized their vehicle.
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=> Biafra: Military warns MASSOB, vows to crush acts of Sabotage – Vanguard
Abuja- Military authorities in the Country have warned groups (Biafra agitators) or unpatriotic elements threatening to make the country ungovernable because of their narrow interests, to have a rethink and desist from such, as the armed forces were fully mobilized and ready to crush acts of sabotage. The Defence headquarters in a statement signed by the Acting Director of Defence Information, Brig-General Rabe Abubakar said, “The attention of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has been drawn to some newspaper publication by a group of persons threatened to embark on acts of sabotage against the Nigerian state”. Ohaneze-Biafra “The DHQ hereby warned that the military and other security agencies will not condone any acts by individuals or group that is capable of breach to security and economic sabotage in the Niger Delta or in any part of the country. “This is because the nation’s interest is above that of individual or group’s interest.
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=> ‘Nigerians May Starve To Death By 2050’ — Minister Of Agriculture, Ogbeh
THE Presidency, yesterday, raised alarm that Nigerians would starve to
death by 2050 if nothing was done to ensure an all year round farming.
It also said with the rate the country was going, the population would by 2050 rise to 509 million.
According to the Federal Government, the present mode of farming will not sustain the increasing population in the country.
noted that there was the urgent need for all major stakeholders to work
towards improving mechanized farming and irrigation, to ensure an all
year farming to avert the problem.
Speaking, yesterday, during
the budget defence of 2016, Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh,
said the country had the capacity to grow the grass required by the
cattle to consume.
He said: “We have written to state governments
to encourage them to develop dams and canals so that agriculture
becomes an all year round activity and it is not confined to the rainy
“Besides, by 2050, Nigeria population will be very
close to 500 million at the current rate of growth. This is just 34years
from now. If we carry on at the current rate of one crop per year, with
very low mechanization, Nigerians run the risk of starving to death.
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=> Nigeria’s economy to grow by 3.78%
Nigeria’s economy, reeling from the drop in oil prices, is expected to
grow by 3.78 percent this year, up from 2.97 percent in 2015, as it
tries to confront its worst crisis in decades, the national bureau of
statistics said on Thursday.
The statistics office expected growth to reach an average of 5.41
percent yearly between 2017 and 2019 as infrastructure development
provide support for both the oil and non-oil sectors, it said.
“Output in the oil and non-oil sectors are expected to perform
marginally better relative to 2015,” the bureau said in a report,
explaining its forecast.
Africa’s top oil producer has been hit hard by a slump in oil prices,
which has eroded public finances and weakened its currency.
The naira currency has weakened 35 percent below its official level on
the black market, weighed down by sinking oil prices and speculation
that Africa’s biggest economy will have to formally devalue.
President Muhammadu Buhari is against devaluation, backing the central
bank’s stance of keeping rates unchanged in the face of sharp falls
against the dollar on the black market.
“Speculative pressure on the naira is likely to exist in 2016 in light
of the current state of foreign reserves and inflation may rise to 10.16
by year end,” the report said.READ FULL NEWS….
Ex-Beauty Queen Drags Top Actress Ibinabo Fiberesima To Court For Cheating
Nollywood actress and former national president of Actors Guild of
Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima-Egbuka has been charged to the Port
Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court in a suit instituted against
her and others by former beauty queen, Miss Earth Nigeria 2011/2012,
Miss Munachi Chinenye Uzoma
Miss Munachi Chinenye Uzoma had
dragged the Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima and former President
Actors Guild of Nigeria and AMC Productions Ltd, to Court for cheating
and breach of contract signed October 28, 2011.
The case which
has its hearing today, Friday, February 5, in Port Harcourt was
presented to the court by the beauty queen when she discovered that
Ibinabo Fiberesima and AMC Productions LTD breached a contract they
signed with her in 2011.
Ibinabo Fieberesima’s case was filed on
August 29, 2012, by the L.O Ndatigh chambers, has its defendant as O.C
Higher King Esq. and petitioner’s counsel as Linus O. Ndatigh.
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=> AY, Wale, Lynxxx At Nitro Night Club In Lagos (Photos)
Raving night spot Nitro Night Club has redefined night life in Lagos,
the night club first opened it’s doors late last year and it has
delivered top class services that have attracted socialites and the
biggest partiers in Lagos and beyond. Friday nights are usually sold out
as table reservations are usually overbooked days before.
in Victoria Island, Nitro has been able to attract the biggest spenders
across Lagos, as they feel it captures the ideal night life they are
usually accustomed to when they travel overseas, from bottle services to
exclusive rooms catered strictly for the VVIPs, the highest quality
music policy to alternate and ragga club nights (Dutty Wednesdays).
There’s basically something for everybody, and it’s ideally one of the
first places to visit for someone who just arrived in Lagos and is
trying to learn the culture. Grammy nominated rapper Wale of Maybach
Music was spotted having a rave last weekend.
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=>Fathia Balogun’s 48th Birthday Cake
Celebrated Nollywood actress Fathia Balogun on Friday, February 5,
clocks 48-years old and is set to be celebrated by amidst family,
friends and loved ones. In making her day a memorable one, there is an
ongoing prayer session going on at Fathia Balogun’s residence in Ajah
and she is also set to be hosted by her friend in Manchester on
Valentine’s Day Sunday, February 14.SOURCE
=> The Lady Peter Okoye Was Accused Of Cheating With, Reacts To The Allegation
She wrote: “Rumors can be entertainment for some but affect
the people they are about. We all have families we love dearly and it is
extremely wrong and unfair to link me to someone who is SIMPLY a
Nothing more. Nothing Less. Instagram pictures do not tell the whole
story. I am a model, a continuing student and a woman dedicated to
making a small mark in this world.
The world of modeling and
bartending has afforded little ol’ me the opportunity to meet lots of
people and travel all over the world. About 6mos ago, I began a small
project in my native land, the Dominican Republic for a small school for
100 young and impoverished children. Since breaking ground, my father
and business partner (my godmother) have met with many leaders of the
society & world. .
Athletes, Local Dominican Politicians,
Town leaders, Musicians, and Entrepreneurs to donate their time, effort
or money towards helping these kids of mine. When I am done with my
school, I will reveal details in due time. Much like everything
important, things take time and with Gods grace, it will be a success.
#GirlBoss #GlamourWomen #VivianWang #UnitedNations #WomeninBusiness
#DominicanRepublic #SayNotoFalseRumors #HealtheWorld
#JustBecauseIModelDoesntMeanImDense #BadBitchesAreBossesToo #Smile”SOURCE
=> Queen Amarachi Joyce Mbatu Dethroned For Refusing To Do Topless Photoshoot.
Amarachi Joyce Mbatu was very glad on the 24th of January when she won the Face of VL magazine 2016.
forward to less than two weeks later, the VL beauty pageant organisers
that crowned her announced yesterday that Amarachi has been dethroned
for reasons they said included lack of commitment, availability and not
being able to meet up the the brand (VL) requirements.
according to Amarachi,she was dethroned because she refused to do a
topless photoshoot. Here’s what she posted on Facebook after the pageant
released their statement dethroning her.
The first runner up, Damaris Obieke pictured below signing her contract, takes over from Amarachi.
magazine really shoots topless photos of their models which they use
for their magazine covers. Here are some covers I got from the internet.
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=> Immigration Set To Recruit 5,000 Personnel Soon – The Nation
Replaces dead, retired, officers with over 200 people in the North-East
Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), will soon commence the recruitment of 5, 000 officers, following government approval, NIS Public Relations Officer, (PRO), Ekpedeme Kings disclosed Thursday.
The 5, 000 vacancies, Kings said were: “approved under the past administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan for fresh recruitment in 2012, which is still pending.”
Speaking with our correspondent on the alleged recruitment scam in the NIS, the immigration spokesman said the service has not started any fresh recruitment.
He explained that the immigration only carried out over 200 replacements of officers that died in the North –East zone following the attacked by the Boko Haram sects, resignation and retirement of its personnel at the junior cadre within the last few years.
It would be recalled that there was a report in a National Daily (not The Nation) early this week with the caption: “NIS in fresh recruitment scam”.
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=> Ogun Confirms First Lassa Fever Case, Places 60 People Under Watch – MyNigerianNewsPaper
The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, on Thursday said the state had recorded the first case of Lassa fever.
Ipaye said this during a press conference held at Oke Mosan in Abeokuta, thestate capital.
He identified the index case in the state as a 28-year-old lady, “discovered on Wednesday February 3 at 8:10pm.”
Ipaye said the victim had travelled to Ebonyi for a burial and returned to Ogun on January 15, and later started manifesting the symptoms of the viral disease.
He said, “The victim had accessed treatment at Ruby Medical Centre, Ota. She was said to have been moved another hospital, Central Specialist Hospital, Ota. It was the management of the Central Specialist Hospital that called the state Ministry of Health.”
“We moved in immediately and took her in. We have shut the two health facilities for decontamination.”
Ipaye said the victim had been transferred to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, one of the isolation centres for the disease.
He added, “The confirmatory test was done and the result came in last night. We started emergency procedures immediately and she has been moved to the isolation centre in Sagamu.
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=>Nigeria achieves incredible records in electricity generation – Dailypost
History has been made in the nation in aspect of power generation as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) recently announced an increase in megawatts of electricity generated.
On Wednesday, February 3, the TCN disclosed that the nation has generated about 5, 074 megawatts as well as the highest maximum daily energy of 109, 372 megawatts hour which have been duly apportioned to electricity distribution companies in Nigeria.
Confirming the development, the deputy general manager on public affairs of the TCN Clement Ezeolisah said the new achievement is pleasing as the previous peak generation was 4883.9 megawatts of electricity.
According to Daily Post, Mr. Ezeolisah said the new peak generation was attained on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9.30pm.
The statement from the TCN reads: “The System Operator, TCN, is pleased to announce the attainment of a new record peak generation of 5,074.7MW and also the highest maximum daily energy wheeled nationwide of 109,372MWH on February 2, 2016.
“The new peak generation of 5,074.7MW was attained at 9.30p.m. on February 2, 2016. While the previous peak generation was 4883.9MW achieved on November 23, 2015, the previous highest maximum daily energy wheeled nationwide was 107,142.32MWH recorded on January 26, 2016.”
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» Shocker! Female corper allegedly gets pregnant for JSS 2 male student – Naij.com
According to report by a twitter user, @d_yaeger, a female member of the National Youth Service Corps in Osun state (NYSC) allegedly got pregnant for a male junior secondary school 2 student.
=> Jealous wife confesses her husband is “Emir of Boko Haram” – Naij.com
Emerging reports suggest, that a jealous wife has made confession of her husbands role within the jihadist sect- Boko Haram
According to Chief Bisong Etahoben, a jealous wife from Kerawa in Cameroon, has exposed her husband who she claims trains girls, arm them and sends them as suicide bombers to wreck havoc and claim many lives.
The International investigative journalist, who made the disclosure through his twitter handle, said the wife labeled her husband as “Emir of Boko Haram” – informing that she helped her husband who now lives in Goche, to prepare girls who exploded bombs in Mozogo, Ashigashiya and Kolofata regions of Cameroon.
Below are the exact tweets of the popular journalist.
It would be recalled that on Tuesday, February 2, Chief Etahoben reported that Cameroonian chiefs asked President Paul Biya to give them permission to use witchcraft to fight the deadly Boko Haram sect.
According to him, the chiefs who were worried by the continued rise of terror acts in some local governments, approached their president to grant them authorization to fight off the insurgent group using black magic.
=> Pro-Biafra militants release hijacked ship, hold hostages- DailyTrust
A ship reportedly hijacked by pro-Biafra militants has been released although members of the crew are still being held hostage.
A group of supposedly former militants hijacked a ship off the Bakassi Peninsula coastline and threatened to blow it up along with its foreign crew if Nnamdi Kanu is not released.
The arrest and continued detention of the director of Radio Biafra has sparked protests in some parts of the country with the hijacking of the Greek-owned vessel being the latest attempt to get the government to release him.
According to Washington Post, Dirk Steffen, maritime security director of Denmark-based risk intelligence told Association Press that the ship sailed to Cotonou after the hijackers disembarked and took with them the captain, chief engineer, third engineer, the electrician and a fitter.
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=> Biafra: MASSOB gives FG new condition – Vanguard
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has given new condition to the Federal Government.
Biafra agitators threaten to shut down social-economic activities in the country.
The pro-Biafra group in a statement issued by its director of information, Samuel Edeson on Thursday, February 4 in Enugu state, told the federal government to immediately conduct a general vote by the electorate in the South East geopolitical zone on the single political question.
Vanguard reports that the group said the referendum would act as a forerunner to secession or the government should embrace a total shutdown of socio-economic activities in the region and others.
MASSOB threatened to use all its power to make Nigeria ungovernable if the federal government refused to adhere to its demand.
Parts of the statement read: “We shall use everything at our disposal to fight Nigeria Government especially through civil disobedience.
“We are going to call for sit at home in all Biafra land and Lagos. MASSOB will drag former president Olusegun Obasanjo to the International Crime Court, ICC, for all the atrocities he committed against Biafra since 1970.
“The massacre of Odi people, the Tiv, Jukum and the massacre of MASSOB members in Aba, Okigwe and Onitsha including the killing of six Igbo traders in Apo, Abuja. MASSOB will be taking her campaign to United States of America, United Kingdom, France and China embassies in Abuja. MASSOB therefore calls on all people of old eastern region, Delta, parts of Kogi and parts of Benue States to support the referendum that would soon take place in Biafraland. Our freedom is nonnegotiable.”
=> Alleged false declaration of assets: Supreme court to decide Saraki’s fate today -Vanguard
ABUJA—The Supreme Court will today, deliver judgment on the appeal seeking to quash the 13-count charge the Federal Government filed against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Bureau.
The judgment will be delivered by a seven-man panel of Justices of the apex court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed.
The government had, in the charge it filed before the CCT, alleged that Saraki tampered with the assets declaration form he filled prior to his emergence as the Senate President.
He was said to have deliberately manipulated the assets declaration form by making anticipatory declarations.
Aside the allegation that he operated a foreign bank account while in office as a public servant, Saraki was also accused of acquiring wealth beyond his legitimate earnings.
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=> Dasukigate: Ex-APC Chieftain, Tom Ikimi Arrested By EFCC – Sahara Reporters
Tom Ikimi, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and ex- minister of foreign affairs to late Nigerian dictator General Sanni Abacha has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over his role in the arms fund saga.
An EFCC source told Saharareporters that Ikimi had been grilled at their Abuja office over two days and allowed to go home each day after interrogation because of his health.
The source said Mr. Ikimi, who decamped from the APC to support former President Goodluck Jonathan bid for a second term, was involved in the $2.1billion arms funds scandal.
=> ‘I am sincerely proud of you’- Veteran filmmaker, Tade Ogidan commends Kunle Afolayan on ‘CEO’ – Thenet.ng
Veteran Nigerian cinematographer cum filmmaker, Tade Ogidan‘s account of Kunle Afolayan’s current film project, The CEO, has indicated that another blockbuster movie is about to come out of Nigeria.
Conveying his impression via a private message sent to the younger award-winning filmmaker on Thursday, Tade Ogidan said: ‘I woke up quite excited about the story telling strength and the creative and technical qualities in the CEO movie. You have done your dad proud with each new project. You have done your family proud. You have done your industry proud. You have done your fore bearers in the film industry proud. You will do your nation and the rest of Africa proud, especially with this new project, CEO. I am sincerely proud of you.’
OGD as he is fondly called inked his excitement, after seeing a rough cut of the pan-African film at Afolayan’s studio on Bayo Kuku street, Ikeja, Lagos, praising the courage of the filmmaker in the face of the challenges confronting the Nigerian film industry.
He said: ‘You are now like a bull that has charged into a chinaware shop of film obstacles. You demolish all the myths, fears and filmmaking challenges with insane dare, grit and unstoppable determination. Now, that is good. God will always make all good things doable for you.’
=> “Couple Of Days” – A Family Romantic Comedy, featuring Falz, set to the Nigerian cinemas this 5th February – Linda Ikeji
Couple Of Days is an intrigue-filled family romantic comedy, which is set to hit the Nigerian cinemas this Friday, 5th February 2016. The anticipated RomCom, which features our hilarious Falz theBahd Guy, is a must see this love season; And also starring in this movie are some of the finest upcoming Nollywood acts – Lilian Esoro (Clinic Mattersand Secret Room) Adesua Etomi (Brave and Fallen)
Kiki Omeili (Lekki Wives and Gbomo Gbomo Express) Enyinna Nwigwe (Black November and Silver Rain) Okey Uzoeshi ( Two Brides and a Baby and BeyondBlood) Ademola Adedoyin (The Island and October 1) and the movie debut of the rising music talent and popular comedian, Falz the Bahd Guy . The movie, was directed by Tolu Awobiyi, Alias LordTanner and produced by Ayo Orunmuyi.
The story follows the lives of three couples who decide to head out on a weekend getaway to Ibadan, however their happy break is botched… which leads the partners asking – Does love really last more than a couple of Days? This movie delivers a fresh and unique angle to the conventional weekend getaway storyline, guaranteeing to give guests a run for their money at the cinemas.
The film was set in the ancient city of Ibadan.And it’s being distributed by FilmOne Production & Distribution. Recently, the International News magazine, Newsweek (Online) ratedCouple of Days, ‘’the 4th most anticipated nollywood movie in 2016 that audiences should see’’.
=> Comedian I Go Dye touches on failure to attend university, comedy and fulfillments
Nigerian comedian Francis Agoda more popularly referred to as I Go Dye has revealed that he once turned down an offer to go abroad for studies.
In an exclusive chat with Punch, the comedian said he once had an opportunity to go study Structural Engineering at the University of New York but he turned it down.
He joked about it saying he probably could have died if he had followed that path.
He said: “I probably could have died by now if I decided to become a Structural Engineer.”
He shed some light on his past saying he was once part of the Junior Engineering Technical Society which helped him express himself in aspects of creativity.
In those early years, as young as 12, he claimed he used the chance the engineering group gave him to build little gadgets and machines like a radio transmitter, a hovercraft, a mini helicopter and a battery table fan among other things.
These ingenuity helped him secure a scholarship to travel abroad in 1992, a move he refused to pursue.
But the entertainer said he chose comedy over a formal education because of the fulfillment he draws from it.
He said: “Academic pursuit depends on personal interest. I am still acquiring knowledge on a daily basis. There is no limit to educational quest. The truth of the matter is that life is a choice. Until you do things you love, you cannot really be happy. Those things I built at the time are still part of my life today. But I chose comedy because that is where my love lies.
“I started building things at the young age of about 12. At a point, I was no longer really comfortable with that path of life.”
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=> I Have Been Fortunate To Start & Run Two Major Music Labels In Nigeria- Says Donjazzy
Donjazzy said this on his Instagram page. while sharing photos of the former Mo Hitz music crew.SOURCE
=> Omotola Re-signed As BO16 Ambassador Ahead Of Birthday (photos)
Award winning actress Omotola has just been re-signed for one more year as Ambassador for BO16 hair range by Ghanian cosmetics giant Ghandour . Rocking her Natural hair, Omotola whose birthday comes up on the 7th of February was surprised by over 400 marketers of BO16 presenting her an early birthday cake and singing birthday songs. The outstanding actress and philanthropist was wearing a peach top and black trousers with impeccable makeup by Ghanian ace makeup artist sandra Don-Arthur. Also in attendance was her business manager , Michael Djaba and Alli Ghandour . Many of the women who travelled to Accra from different states said it was their happiest day Ever.
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