Friday, August 2, 2019

Damilola Odunlami

    Lai: NTA, FRCN, NAN have thrown professionalism to the winds

Lai: NTA, FRCN, NAN have thrown professionalism to the winds

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says federal government-owned media organsations such as the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Federal radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), have lost the huge following they once commanded because the "threw professionalism to the winds".Mohammed, speaking on Thursday at the Radio House, Abuja, during his maiden meeting with heads [...]

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    ALERT: Like it happened in UNILAG, this dangling high-tension pole could electrocute someone

ALERT: Like it happened in UNILAG, this dangling high-tension pole could electrocute someone

It is a life of perpetual fear for residents of Bishop Kale Street, off Akinsemoyin road, Surulere, Lagos, where an electric pole armed with high tension cables is dangling over their heads, capable of falling off any time.A visit by TheCable revealed that the residents had been lodging complaints regarding the death trap, with no respite in sight.In August 2015, a similar pole [...]

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    The Kardashians ‘keep destroying men’

The Kardashians ‘keep destroying men’

The Kardashians have been accused of always destroying the life and careers of their spouses.Star magazine, published in the UK, is in the fore front of accusations against the celebrity sisters, alleging that they are destroying the lives of men like Lamar Odom, Scott Disick, Kanye West and Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner).Scott Disick’s alleged addiction to cocaine led to [...]

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    I decide how I live my life, Mercy Johnson tells critics

I decide how I live my life, Mercy Johnson tells critics

Ace Nigerian actress, Mercy Johnson Okojie, who is expecting her third child, has replied those criticising her over the frequency of her childbirths.The actress revealed in a recent interview that she was expecting her third child and and that the fourth is coming soon.The Lagos-born star has been in the eye of numerous family planning discussions on and off social media for [...]

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    Jahbless threatens to sue Timaya’s producer

Jahbless threatens to sue Timaya’s producer

Hip-hop artiste Olatunde Owoleye, better known as Jahbless, and producer has revealed his intention to sue Timaya’s producer for “lifting his beat”.Jahbless took to his social media accounts to challenge Timaya for lifting a beat from his single Jeje, featuring Oritsefemi for his latest single, Hallelujah.“Hey bro Timaya who ever produced that your halleluyah jam should be jailed, he lifted the instrumental off [...]

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    PSquare urge fans to stop watching Soundcity

PSquare urge fans to stop watching Soundcity

Peter Okoye of PSquare has advised fans of the leading musical group to stop tuning to Soundcity.Peter said attempt to watch their songs on the 24-hour music channel was “a waste of time” and encouraged his fans to rather focus on stations that compete with Soundcity.The station has not aired any of PSquare’s video in 2015 and some curious fan [...]

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    Davido, Yemi Alade nominated for MTV European Awards

Davido, Yemi Alade nominated for MTV European Awards

Nigerian Afro pop musicians, Yemi Alade and David Adeleke better known as Davido, have been nominated for the best African act category in the latest edition of the MTV European Music Awards (EMA).The two Nigerian stars were nominated alongside AKA (South Africa), and Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania).However, fans would determine the fate of the likes of Wizkid, DJ Arafat (Cote d’Ivoire), [...]

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    Again, 40-foot container falls on Ikorodu road

Again, 40-foot container falls on Ikorodu road

Forty-eight hours after a 40-foot container truck fell off the Ojuelegba bridge along Funsho Williams Avenue, Lagos state, killing three people, another incident involving a container has  occurred along the Ikorodu-Sagamu Expressway.The latest incident occurred at Winners Bus Stop, located between Lagos state polytechnic and Jubilee estate in Ikorodu, but no one died.The truck, with a Lagos licence number plate, JJJ-933 [...]

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    VIC. O: Drake told me he was sorry

VIC. O: Drake told me he was sorry

Victor ‘Vic. O’ Odu, king of rap as he likes to call himself, revealed that his diss song about Drake and Meek Mill, led the former, a global rapping sensation, to apologise to hm.The artiste said the aim of his diss song was for the two rappers to settle their dispute and help them realise they are friends.Speaking in an interview [...]

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    Davido beats Wizkid, Don Jazzy to 1m Instagram followers

Davido beats Wizkid, Don Jazzy to 1m Instagram followers

Nigerian pop star, David Adeleke also known as Davido, has beaten leading artistes to become the first Nigerian celebrity to hit one million followers on photo sharing network, Instagram.The multi-award winning artiste beat Mavin crew boss, Don Jazzy and singing sensation, Wizkid to the one million mark on Wednesday.With 150,000 followers in February, 2014, Wizkid has been able to grow [...]

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    Former Leadership GMD, Azu, ‘returns with The Interview’

Former Leadership GMD, Azu, ‘returns with The Interview’

Azubuike ishiekwene, former executive director (publications) of Punch and former group managing director of Leadership, is launching The Interview, a magazine focused on leading professionals and politicians. The magazine will be in circulation by Monday, August 10.Ishiekwene, managing director/editor-in-chief of the publication, who is popularly known as Azu from his days as a columnist, said magazine will be published monthly, with the [...]

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    NCC names Glo fastest-growing operator

NCC names Glo fastest-growing operator

Telecommunications firm Globacom recorded the fastest growth in the sector in the second quarter of 2015, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. According to the mid-year report of the commission, Globacom surpassed other telecoms companies by recording a growth rate of 5.86 per cent at the end of the second quarter.The report shows that Globacom increased its subscriber figure from 25,177,125 [...]

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    Caitlyn Jenner craves surgery to change masculine voice

Caitlyn Jenner craves surgery to change masculine voice

Two months after she underwent a surgery to change her identity, Caitlyn Jenner has revealed that she will be going for another surgery to change her voice.Jenner, who just premiered her reality show, ‘I am Cait’, shared her worries about her current masculine voice during an interactive session with Kim Kardashian, her step daughter, personal assistant Ronda, and hair stylist [...]

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    It’s a baby boy for Tiwa Savage

It’s a baby boy for Tiwa Savage

Nigeria Singer and performer, Tiwatope Balogun, better known as Tiwa Savage, welcomed her first child on Wednesday.The Mavin first lady gave birth to a boy at the prestigious Saint Mary’s Hospital in London.Her husband/manager Tunji, Tee Billz, shared a picture of him holding the hand of the baby on Instagram with the caption 'Thank you Jesus'.Davido, Don Jazzy are among [...]

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    Freeze, Cool FM OAP, calls his wife ‘a violent adulteress’

Freeze, Cool FM OAP, calls his wife ‘a violent adulteress’

Ifedayo Olarinde, Cool FM on-air personality (OAP) known as Freeze, says he was a victim of domestic abuse.The OAP, who is yet to formally dissolve the union with his wife, said he sustained injuries as a result of violent encounters with her.Describing her as “a cursed woman”, he accused the mother of his two children of attempting to attack him [...]

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    El-Rufai grants financial autonomy to Kaduna LGAs

El-Rufai grants financial autonomy to Kaduna LGAs

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has abolished 'joint account' and announced that his government will be remitting ten percent of internally generated revenue (IGR) to local government councils in the state.Samuel Aruwan, special assistant on media and publicity to the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued shortly after the governor swore-in chairmen of the interim management committees of [...]

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