Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    CLOSE-UP: This is Zainab Ahmed — the new finance minister who schooled in Ogun state

CLOSE-UP: This is Zainab Ahmed — the new finance minister who schooled in Ogun state

An accountant and a woman with Ogun state connection -- is Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, acting minister of finance, the new Kemi Adeosun (minus the NYSC bit)?Like Adeosun, she studied accounting. She holds a degree in accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a master’s in business administration from Ogun State University -- Adeosun's home state.Ahmed was on Friday appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    SPOTLIGHT: Meet Harmony Samuels, the Nigerian-born producer of Janet Jackson’s ‘Made for Now’

SPOTLIGHT: Meet Harmony Samuels, the Nigerian-born producer of Janet Jackson’s ‘Made for Now’

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    Aretha Franklin, queen of soul music, dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, queen of soul music, dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, widely regarded as the queen of soul music, has died at the age of 76.The iconic singer and trailblazer on Thursday died from advanced pancreatic cancer at her home in Detroit, Michigan, US [...]

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    REVEALED: Dele Momodu asked el-Rufai to be his running mate

REVEALED: Dele Momodu asked el-Rufai to be his running mate

Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation International, asked Nasir el-Rufai to be his running mate in the 2011 presidential election -- but the former minister of federal capital territory declined.This is contained in the book, ‘Fighting Lions: The Untold Story of the Dele Momodu Presidential Campaign’, written by Ohimai Godwin Amaize, who holds the record of the youngest presidential campaign manager in Nigeria at [...]

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    What ‘ungrateful’ Genevieve said that got Dele Momodu angry

What ‘ungrateful’ Genevieve said that got Dele Momodu angry

Regarded as one of the most "networked" Nigerians alive, Dele Momodu was not only let down in his presidential bid by his media colleagues but also by the entertainment industry where he had helped many to stardom, his then-campaign manager has alleged in a new book.‘Fighting Lions: The Untold Story of the Dele Momodu Presidential Campaign’ is written by Ohimai Godwin [...]

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    REVEALED: Dele Momodu ‘shared copies of Ovation’ to win NCP presidential ticket

REVEALED: Dele Momodu ‘shared copies of Ovation’ to win NCP presidential ticket

Rather than share the customary cash to delegates to win his party's presidential ticket, Dele Momodu shared copies of his publication, Ovation International, according to revelations in a book by his then-campaign director, Ohimai Godwin Amaize.‘Fighting Lions: The Untold Story of the Dele Momodu Presidential Campaign’, written by Amaize, is due for public presentation on Wednesday, July 11, in Lagos.The book, currently [...]

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    New book reveals how Nigerian journalists ‘betrayed’ Dele Momodu

New book reveals how Nigerian journalists ‘betrayed’ Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu's media constituency dealt the heaviest blow on his presidential ambition in 2011, a book written by his then-campaign director has alleged.The book, 'Fighting Lions: The Untold Story of the Dele Momodu Presidential Campaign', written by Ohimai Godwin Amaize, is due for public presentation on Wednesday, July 11, in Lagos.Amaize, who still holds the record of the youngest presidential campaign [...]

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    OBITUARY: Ras Kimono, the reggae apostle and lifelong crusader who kept dreadlocks for 36 years

OBITUARY: Ras Kimono, the reggae apostle and lifelong crusader who kept dreadlocks for 36 years

Wielding his blunt message as a weapon, Ras Kimono, while he held sway, dominated the Nigerian music scene and cultivated many-a-acolyte with his conscious songs.The dreadlocked legend lived and breathed reggae in all of its entirety. He used the genre to speak, without ceasing, of the ills of the land and to fight the cause of the oppressed.Even towards the last [...]

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    INTERVIEW: People think Nollywood filmmakers are so dumb, says Moses Inwang

INTERVIEW: People think Nollywood filmmakers are so dumb, says Moses Inwang

With over 15 years as an active player in Nollywood, Moses Inwang has earned his stripes.The award-winning filmmaker is behind big movies like 'The Last 3 Digits', 'Torn', 'American Driver', 'Itoro', 'Alter Ego', 'Stalker', and 'Body Language'. [...]

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    TRIBUTE: Wabara is 70 — remember his ‘oh my people’ vote against third term?

TRIBUTE: Wabara is 70 — remember his ‘oh my people’ vote against third term?

What is the highlight of the life and times of Adolphus Ndaneweh Wabara, former senate president, who clocks 70 on Friday? You may pick the day he was born, June 1, 1948 -- the beginning of a life journey that has taken him places, seen him dine with kings, and even seen him become a king.Your pick may be his career in [...]

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    SPOTLIGHT: How Seun Martins defied his parents, ditched college degree to pursue programming

SPOTLIGHT: How Seun Martins defied his parents, ditched college degree to pursue programming

The first time Seun Martins had a computer to himself for hours at a stretch, was when his sister got a Windows desktop computer for an IT program she was taking. [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Why comedy sells like hot cake in Nigerian cinemas, by Ramsey Nouah

INTERVIEW: Why comedy sells like hot cake in Nigerian cinemas, by Ramsey Nouah

Ramsey Nouah has been around the block of Nollywood, and while at it, he's won some accolades, attained fame and made some money. [...]

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    SPOTLIGHT: Samuel Monye, the ‘gifted’ writer set to take the literary world by storm

SPOTLIGHT: Samuel Monye, the ‘gifted’ writer set to take the literary world by storm

Samuel Monye was a youth corps member serving in Oyo state when, in 2017, he won the inaugural edition of the Quaramo's Writers Prize. [...]

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    REVIEW: Highs, lows and memorable moments of Headies 2018

REVIEW: Highs, lows and memorable moments of Headies 2018

The 12th edition of Headies was, by far, better than those held in recent years. In terms of coordination, organisation, timeliness, and stage setting, the Headies, thankfully, recorded growth. [...]

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    THE LAW: What the 1999 constitution says about ‘impeaching’ Buhari

THE LAW: What the 1999 constitution says about ‘impeaching’ Buhari

On Tuesday, some members of the house of representatives called for President Muhammadu Buhari's impeachment for approving the withdrawal of sum of $496 million without their nod.This follows a letter which Buhari wrote to the house on Tuesday, defending his approval of the money used for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the US.The money was said to have been [...]

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    BACK STORY: Mayowa Tijani, the young journalist whose report inspired #LazyYouth revolt

BACK STORY: Mayowa Tijani, the young journalist whose report inspired #LazyYouth revolt

Aminu Gamawa, PhD, lawyer, Harvard fellow and social commentator, used one tweet to summarise a million words."I doubt if President Buhari has said or done anything, since he was elected, that cost him many supporters and goodwill more than the recent statement on Nigerian youths," he tweeted as the presidential jibe went globally viral and incurred an unprecedented backlash.At [...]

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