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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Actor,Director,Producer Kunle Afolayan Full Biography,Life And News




FULL NAME:             Kunle Afolayan

DATE OF BIRTH:       30 September 1974 (age 41

OCCUPATION:            Producer,Director and Actor

MARITAL STATUS:   Married


INTRODUCTION  

Kunle Afolayan is a popular Nigerian Filmmaker, actor and film director. He can be said to one Nigeria's most hardworking and successful movie producers. Many of his his movies are among the top 20 highest grossing Nigerian movies ever.





EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND  

Kunle Afolayan is of Yoruba descent. He is the son of the famous theater and film director and producer Ade Love. He majored in economics

Before he became a filmmaker, He started off as an actor in 1998, and when the zeal , anxiety and dream of wanting to become a filmmaker came, he approached established filmmakers like Tade Ogidan and Tunde Kelani.

Tunde Kelani gave him audience and when he said he wanted to be a filmmaker,Kelani asked him  said what does he know about films? Told him filmmaking is not a fluke – you have to learn it, you need to go to school – Kelani adviced him he start as an actor, that if he started as an actor, he could start like his father.

When it was time for them to shoot Saworoide movie, they invited him for an audition and he scaled through and that was how he started as an actor.  But, the following year, he started working in the bank so that didn’t give him room to feature in so many films, so while in the bank between 1998 and 2004 he didn’t feature in up to ten films.
So in 2004 he said to himself that he does not belong in the bank, Even though  he was making money, he was comfortable, had a car, and was living in a 4 bedroom flat but it wasn’t really what he wanted to do and one day he resigned, stayed home for 8 months doing research on what he wanted to do.
Afterwards he went to school, did a diploma in digital filmmaking, and came back, set up a production office, it was quite small, just two people.

When Asked About His Challenges As A Movie Producer In An Interview He Said:
"Well, setting up, as an entrepreneur, like getting an office was not difficult for me because there was someone who was just moving out of an office and the person had six months’ rent still available and he said to me, “Kunle, you can take over this office and when the rent lapses you can pay”, and I just said to myself, I doubt if I would be able to pay, because it was in Opebi, but I let me at least enjoy the first six months and I took over the office, I got an office assistant and it was just two of us, then I got myself a computer to learn editing, you know, then this idea of Irapada film came.
From ‘Irapada’ I bought my first camera, you know, so every project that I have done I’m always equipping myself for those projects, that was how it all started. After Irapada, we grew to maybe a company of five staff and we moved out of there to another office, a bigger space, but I would say we have really done well in Golden Effect between 2004 and now, and I think what has really helped or what has been keeping going is the fact that once I dreamt it, it had to be actualized, and I’ve always worked with practically the same people as crew, some of them on contract, some of them as permanent staff but I would say what has really helped is the fact that I’m able to combine my creativity in art with business, and that is why the show is still on because a lot of people don’t break even in art, because when you are doing film or you are doing painting, it’s art so it doesn’t really come with so much reward except a good name and all of that but here we’ve been able to balance it."

CAREER AND LIFE  

Before deciding to move into full-time filmmaking and taking a course at the New York Film Academy. Since 2005 he has been active in the Nigerian film industry. He has made several extremely popular titles including: The Figurine: Araromire which was in the Yoruba and English languages and Phone Swap which featured Nse Ikpe Etim and the legendary Chika Okpala.  The Figurine won five major awards in the African Film Academy and experienced tremendous success in the Nigerian movie theaters. Kunle Afolayan appeared at the Subversive Film Festival in 2011 where he represented the second largest film industry in the world, the Nigerian film industry, with his colleague Zeb Ejiro.

In May 2013, Phone Swap premiered in France at the first edition of NollywoodWeek Paris and won the Public Choice Award. Afolayan's father Adeyemi Josiah Afolayan (Ade-Love) was a renowned Nigerian artist of the second half of the 20th century. He worked in traveling theater and turned to the film making industry. Afolayan's father felt strongly about education and therefore Afolayan completed his studies in accounting.
 IN AN INTERVIEW HE WAS ASKED:

Out of all the movies you’ve produced and directed, which one is your favourite so far?
Kunle Afolayan:  That’s a tough question because I think they are different genres, they are different kinds of films so people relate to them differently so they have their advantages. Irapada, which was the first film, cut across the lower Yoruba crowd; Figurine was what did it for me, it went really international, recognized all over the world; it cost me. In fact that was the most difficult film I have ever done in my entire life. October 1 is not even as difficult as Figurine.
SUI: And why is that?
Kunle Afolayan: Well, it’s because after Figurine, I did Phone Swap, so I’ve been able to master the flow, the trade and business. October 1 is supposed to be more difficult because it’s even set in a particular period and it benches you to a particular work flow, you can’t shoot in a modern setting and you can’t have cables and masts and billboards, mobile phones, you can’t have all of these showing in your film, meaning our direction must be accurate.
While for Figurine – going from Irapada to Figurine was a bold step. Figurine was a step that nobody in this country has ever tried before, so it cost arm and leg – we lost a lot of equipment, a lot of people fell ill after the shoot, it was really tough and it’s because we embarked on something that seemed bigger than we bargained for.

Kunle Afolayan is now one the most prolific film makers in Nigeria, he is one of the few film makers who was able to propel African films into cinemas. Nollywood is mainly a home video industry, which means once a film is completed, the videos are distributed straight to DVD distributors. so in Nigeria, only a small number of films make it to the cinema. but Kunle Afoloyan changed this, he was able to draw the Nigerian audience by creating films that are worthy of the African cinema and the international market at large.

One of his movies Figurine was nominated in 10 categories at the 2010 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) the film received great reviews both locally and internationally. His other films include Irapa which means redemption in Yoruba and Phone swap was also welcomed by Nigerian audiences.
After the release of october 1 movie Kunle Afolayan became the producer of the second highest grossing Nigerian of all time, the movie gained a lot of awards and positive reviews.
As of 2015 Kunle annouced another film in the making a movie titled "The CEO" many Nigerians already fell in love with the movie before its release following the social media talks.
Kunle got married to Tolu and they have 3 kids

AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS  
Has won too many awards beyond mentioning.

ENDORSEMENTS

Signed a multimilion naira endorsement deal with France's National carrier, Air France in 2015.
Also signed a huge deal with GLOBACOM Nigeria in 2014

RUMORS AND CONTROVERSIES

In 2015 he was concluded by many Nigerians to be a tribalistic person when he mentioned Igbos are the major pirates of Nigerian movies




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Kunle On Set




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Kunle and family in Dubai for vacation
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Kunle 2015 award pic



SOURCES: africainterviews.com  risikatraji.wordpress.com, wikipedia.org takemetonaija.com
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Friday, October 30, 2015

PHOTOS: THE 100 MOST WANTED MEN IN NIGERIA


These photos got on the internet yesterday, well, it is just a poster, but in order to circulate this info we decided to feature the photo. in case you don't see them clearly you may just zoom in.

Nigeria's wanted men

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

2015 Review: Is Nigeria Music Industry Becoming Too Big For Nigeria? You should read this.






An article written to be featured on T.I.N Magazine.
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First Lady Aisha Buhari Full Biography Life And News



                      PROFILE

FULL NAME:             Aisha Halilu

DATE OF BIRTH:      February 17, 1971

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Nyesome Wike Full Biography Life And News


 PROFILE

FULL NAME:              Ezenwo Nyesom Wike

DATE OF BIRTH:       24 August 1967

OCCUPATION:           Politician (Pending Governor 2015)

MARITAL STATUS:  Married


INTRODUCTION  

Nyesom Wike is a Nigerian lawyer, politician from Rumuepirikom in Obio Akpor, Rivers State, Nigeria, and former Minister of Education. He also won the Rivers State governorship election of year 2015 but few months later sacked by Tribunal for election fraud. Election re-conduction to be initiated




EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND  

Nyesom Wike was born on 24 August 1967. From 1999 to 2007, Wike was the Executive Chairman of Obio-Akpor Local Government in Rivers State, an office he used to redefine and exhibit his special brand of governance.

He was the National President of All Local Government of Nigeria from 2003 – 2006 (ALGON), the umbrella Forum through which all the 774 Local Government Council Local Government in Rivers State, an office he used toChairmen in Nigeria interface and interact on issues affecting the Politics and policies of Nigeria, while from 1999-2007 he was the Executive Chairman of Obio-Akpor  redefine and exhibit his special brand of governance.

He constructed the Local Government Secretariat that stands as one of the best in Nigeria and a great edifice to behold. His tenure witnessed various developmental initiatives in the local government and he is remembered most especially for empowering a lot of youths, elderly women and men, the physically challenged.


CAREER AND LIFE  

An outstanding administrator, lawyer, leader and politician, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike was born to the family of Reverend and Mrs. Nlemanya Wike of Rumuepirikom community, Rivers State.
Chief (Barrister) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike holds degrees in Political and Administrative Studies as well as Law. After a brief stint with private legal practice, Chief E.N. Wike was elected twice as the Executive Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area. He served his two terms in office from 1999 to 2002 and 2004 to 2007. While in office, Chief E.N. Wike also served as Deputy President, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, in 2004 and was later elected the President of ALGON. He also represented Africa as a member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Local Governments Forum.

Barrister Wike distinguished himself as the best performing local government council chairman in Rivers State. As council chairman, he embarked on iconic projects that re-defined council administration and set the right example for his colleagues. As ALGON National President, Barrister Wike played a pioneering role in national security and primary healthcare, leading all local councils to commit themselves to high level grassroots development across the country.


From 2007 to 2011, he was appointed the Chief of Staff of Governor Amaechi. And in 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan appointed him as the Minister of Education State of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In May 2013, Wike donated his salary for six months (about 11.7 million naira) to a non-profit organization, Tompolo Foundation.
On 8 December 2014, Nyesom Wike won the Rivers state governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Between October 26, 2007 and May 28th 2011, Chief N.E. Wike served as the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt and was appointed the Director-General of Governor Amaechi’s re-election Campaign Organization. On the 14th of July, 2011, Chief E, N Wike was subsequently appointed and sworn-in as the Honourble Minister of State for Education.
Following a cabinet shake-up, Chief (Barr.) Wike emerged the nation’s Supervising Minister of Education on September 12, 2013.

As the Minister of State for Education, Chief (Barr) E. N. Wike  made remarkable impact in the basic education sub-sector, spear-heading a nationwide reform of the nation’s education system.
The fundamental programmes that were driven by the former Minister of State for Education include the creation of access to quality education for 9million Almajiri children in Northern Nigeria through the construction of dedicated schools in affected states, construction of basic education vocational training schools for out-of-school children in Southern Nigeria and Special Girl-Education Schools for less privileged girls in 16 states of the country.

In 2015 Wike ran for the gubernatorial post under his party PDP and won but few months later was sacked by Tribunal due election fraud. As of October 2015 there is a plan for re-run of elections. 


CONTROVERSIES

Was said to have been involved in election fraud in the 2015 governorship elections
He was rumored to have been involved in a 200million naira bribery scandal in 2015


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Wike and Family


SOURCES: dailymail.com.ng,naij.comtakemetonaija.com
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Detailed Flashback Of The Nigerian Civil War, And Why We Should Stop It From Happening Again.(pictures)






Looking at what is happening in Nigeria at the moment we at T.I.N Magazine think we should let the Nigerians of this generation know what civil war means and the damages it has done to this country, and why it shouldn't happen again.
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Friday, October 23, 2015

The Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria(MBGN)2015 Competition Is On! See The Official Photos Of The Contestant From Each State..



The silverbird yearly organised event MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN NIGERIA (MBGN) is finally on, they recently released the photos of the representatives of each state.
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Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi Full Biography, Life And News


FULL NAME:              Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

DATE OF BIRTH:        27 May 1965

OCCUPATION:            Politician
MARITAL STATUS:   Married

INTRODUCTION  
is a Nigerian politician who served as the 5th Governor of Rivers State from 2007 to 2015. He was re-elected for a second term on 26 April 2011. Amaechi was a member of the People's Democratic Party before defecting to the All Progressives Congress on 27 November 2013, He has currently been chosen by president Buhari to be a minister in his governance




EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND  

Amaechi was born in Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State to the family of late Elder Fidelis Amaechi and Mrs Mary Amaechi. He was raised in Diobu, a densely populated neighbourhood in Port Harcourt, and had his early education at St Theresa's Primary School from 1970 to 1976. He earned his West African School Certificate in 1982 after attending Government Secondary School Okolobiri.

The lure to improve his lot amongst his peers took him to the University of Port Harcourt in 1983, where he graduated with an honours degree in English Studies and Literature in 1987. University of Port Harcourt was where he laid the foundation of his political life, participating actively in student union politics, especially in the National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS) of which he was President, and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

On completion of his National Youth Service in 1988, he joined the services of Pamo Clinics and Hospital ltd., owned by the former Executive Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Sir Dr. Peter Odili where he worked as Public Relations officer until 1992 when he joined partisan politics emerging as the Secretary of the National Republican Convention in Ikwerre Local Government Area.

He completed the mandatory National Youth Service in 1988. He thereafter joined the Services of Pamo Clinics and Hospitals Limited owned by Dr. Peter Odili, the former Governor of Rivers State where he worked until 1992. He is married to Judith Amaechi and they have three boys.


CAREER AND LIFE  

Amaechi cut his early teeth in politics as secretary of the now defunct National Republican Convention in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. Between 1992 and 1994, he was Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Sir (Dr.) Peter Odili, and also a member of the Board of West Africa Glass industry as well as Risonpalm Nigeria Limited. Dr. Peter Odili believed in him as a young man with potential in politics, and adopted him as a political son, guiding and nurturing him in politics, and consequently facilitating his election into the Rivers State House of Assembly in 1999. This relationship between him and Odili translated into a harmonious relationship between the Executive and Legislative arms of government in Rivers State, until when Rotimi Amaechi lunched a campaign against the State government, and verbally attacked the image of the State Governor, in an effort to succeed Peter Odili as Governor in 2007.

He was the Rivers State's Secretary of the Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN) caretaker committee after in 1996 during the transition programme of General Sanni Abacha junta.

In 1999, he contested and won a seat to become a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly to represent his constituency. He was subsequently elected as the Speaker of the House of Assembly. Amaechi was elected the Chairman of Nigeria's Conference of Speakers of State Assemblies. He was reelected into the State House of Assembly in May 2003 and was also re-elected as the Speaker. In 2003 when the National Assembly moved to hijack the legislative functions of the State house of Assembly as enshrined in the constitution, he and his colleagues took the matter to Nigeria's supreme court and the court gave a judgment that the control and supervision of local government is the prerogative of the State House of Assembly.

He contested and won the People's Democratic Party primary for Rivers State Governor in 2007. His name was substituted and he took the case to highest court in the land, the Supreme court. He became Governor on 26 October 2007, after the Supreme Court pronounced him the rightful candidate of the PDP and winner of the April 2007 Governorship election in Rivers State.
He was reelected for a second term of four years in April 2011.

His administration invested in infrastructure development, construction of roads and bridges sticking to the vision of connecting all parts of the state by road. The governor is also committed to urban renewal and modernization of transportation services as his administration is building a monorail to provide mass transportation within the city of Port Harcourt. Some power plants projects (Afam, Trans Amadi, Onne) are also ongoing or nearing completion to improve power supply in the State. Chibuike Amaechi holds the National honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), is a Christan Catholic and a knight of St Johns.

On 6 March 2014, he gave a speech criticizing the institutionalization of corruption by President Goodluck Jonathan, saying "The response of the regime to corruption is to imprison those exposing corruption. The impunity in corruption is extended to the punishment of those who fight corruption." Specific allegations included "$20 billion is alleged to have gone missing at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) just as both fuel and kerosene subsidy have become questionable.
In 2015 Amaechi was appointed the Director-general of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Presidential Campaign.
After leading the presidential candidate Buhari to victory, he was later selected to be a minister in 2015 by president Buhari.

AWARDS
Rotimi has won several awards as a governor.

CONTROVERSIES

The former Hon and Governor has been linked with so many looting scandals and corruption but was never verified nor find guilty



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Rotimi with Buhari
Throwback picture of Rotimi and Family


SOURCES: wikipedia.org,dailymail.com.ng
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Top Ten Governors In Nigeria By Performance, Year 2015.




As the year progresses to ending T.I.N Magazine decided to rate out our governors performance in office for the year 2015,
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DJ Jimmy Jatt Full Biography,Life And News




FULL NAME:               Jimmi Adewale Amu

DATE OF BIRTH:       (undisclosed)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Career Tips Of The Week: 9 Signs You Are Spending Too Much Time Around Negative People



Well, in this edition of T.I.N Magazine career tips, we bring to you nine signs you maybe spending a lot of your time with the wrong people,
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Governor AYO FAYOSE Full Biography Life History And News


FULL NAMES: Peter Ayodele Fayose

DATE OF BIRTH: 13 November 1960

OCCUPATION: POLITICIAN/GOVERNOR(2014-2018)

RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married!














EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Fayose grew up in Ibadan, Oyo State where he attended Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo. [ 1 ]He conducted one of the most sought after medical outreach programmes during his political campaign in 2001. 

On the 29thof May 2003 he was sworn into office as the second civilian Governor of Ekiti state on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)2. His tenure lasted till 19thOctober 2006 when he was impeached by the state legislatureand this impeachment was declared illegal by the Federal Government.2

CAREER AND LIFE

It is undeniable that former Governor Ayo Fayose is a well known figure in Ekiti state. His political activities came to limelight during his tenure as Governor of Ekiti state between 2003 and 2006. Initially, during this period in Ekiti state, former Governor Ayo Fayose enjoyed massive goodwill from the poor and downtrodden that he readily identified with. He was a very generous man and grabbed any opportunity to relate with the common folk. It is said that the people sort-of saw themselves in him. Infact, former Governor Ayo Fayose, saw “himself as a beacon of hope for every Nigerian who had been brought up without (a) silver spoon. He openly talked of his relatively poor background as the source of hatred by the privileged ones3.”
However, this goodwill started disappearing when according to Newspaper reports during the latter part of his tenure, living in Ekiti state became a nightmare. Tension, politically motivated killings, high profile death – threats and the like skyrocketed without a warning. This got to a point where eminent personalities like Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), Femi Falana (SAN), and former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State Mr. Abiodun Aluko had cause to write to the President, and the Inspector-general of Police that their lives were under threat by agents of former Governor Ayo Fayose.

This is an excerpt from Ifedayo Sayo writing on this development for The Punch Newspaper on October 6, 2004; “Babalola had in a letter to President Olusegun Obasanjo on the matter accused the governor of planning to assassinate him.
He said: “My problem with Fayose started shortly after the crisis that engulfed the state following an attempt on the life of the chairman of Ado Ekiti Local Council, Mr. Taye Fasubaa. The President had invited me and the parties directly involved to Abuja.

“I was just then returning from my holidays abroad, but His Excellency asked me to come. Because of the reverence I had and still do have for Obasanjo, I waived the requirements of my own comfort and went to Abuja.
“In the resolution of the crisis then, I ordered that neither party over-stepped its bounds any further in a way that would re-ignite the crisis. I stated that Fayose had no right to have deducted funds that ordinarily belonged to local councils. I never knew that by that I had hurt the governor where it pains him most.
“At the end of our deliberations that day, the governor assured our gathering that he would pay me a visit. Up till now he has not done so. And I am not bothered.

“A few months after the attempted murder of Fasubaa, Fayose embarked on a programme of transfer of part of the Ekiti State Secretariat at Ado-Ekiti to his home town, Afao-Ekiti, situated in another local council. The Ewi in Council and Ado Progressive Union objected. Because I supported my people and objected to the transfer of the secretariat from Ado-Ekiti, he descended heavily on the Ewi and myself, claiming that I was the person who influenced Obasanjo to oppose the transfer.

“I built and donated an auditorium to the Faculty of Law, University of Ado-Ekiti which was not accredited because of lack of necessary faculty buildings. I suggested to the vice-chancellor that since the President was coming to Ado-Ekiti, he should ensure that the project was commissioned by him. Fayose was furious at the suggestion. He boasted that it was over his dead body that the President would commission the project.

“However, His Excellency graciously commissioned the project which was an example par excellence of what Ekiti citizens should do for the state.

“Not only did he ensure that his state television and radio did not carry the news, he (the governor) vowed to deal with me. In fact, any newscaster who broadcasts any view different from his does so at his peril.

“After the visit of the President, Fayose began a series of television propaganda in which he referred to the visit of the President and referred to me as the useless elder statesman from Ado-Ekiti living at Ibadan who told lies to the President about his chicken programme and who will be eliminated,” Babalola alleged.”

Former Governor Ayo Fayose incumbent at the time reacted to the allegation and The Punch Newspaper’s Ifedayo Sayo captures it as “EKITI State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has expressed deep concern over the allegation that he was planning to assassinate an Ibadan-based Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Afe Babalola.

In a telephone interview yesterday, Fayose, who is yet to arrive the state from his trip abroad, declared that the allegation by Babalola against him was unfounded and baseless, saying the elder statesman was being used against him by his detractors. But Fayose, who claimed that he was rattled by the allegation, said he was not prepared to join issues with the elder statesman, pointing out that the press war against him by his detractors would not count in the 2007 elections.

His words: “This press war will not distract me from doing the good work the people elected me to do. I want to charge everybody to have the interest of the state at heart and work for the good of our state.

“I am praying that the peace of God will rule the life of Chief Afe Babalola. It is not in my interest that he should die now. This accusation, I believe, is part of the price of leadership that I must bear as the father of all. I will continue to have respect for him and despite the accusation I still hold him in high esteem.

“However, he should appreciate that the interest of Ekiti supersedes any other interest and should not allow himself to be used against me. He should continue to be a nationalist,” the governor said.

Fayose wondered why he should be accused of planning to assassinate the legal luminary when Babalola is not a politician struggling for power with him.

The governor said: “The plan of the opposition is to distract and discredit me ahead of 2007 elections, but let me tell them, this press war will not take them far in politics because the people of Ekiti are at peace with me.”

Fayose said the day of reckoning would soon come and all the controversies against him would die because the masses were only interested in service delivery, which had made him the toast of the ordinary man in the state.”

Sina Babalola writing for Vanguard, on June 13 2005 throws more light on the subject “IBADAN- based Senior Advocate of Nigeria and pro-chancellor of the University of Lagos, Chief Afe Babalola, over the weekend alleged that his life is no longer safe, alleging some people believed to be agents of the Ekiti State government are after his life.

Chief Babalola, in a letter he sent to the President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and copied some prominent Ekiti indigenes, said, “I am afraid that unless I cry out now, I may be guilty of carelessness, negligence or complacency.”

Chief Babalola said that he had four different text messages on his Glo-Mobile number in the last two months, but “my first reaction was to ignore them. However, in view of the concealed sender-number and subsequent events, I am longer comfortable allowing the matter to lie low or to leave it uninvestigated.””

Ogunsakin and Sayo in their revealing piece on June 21, 2005 provide details into the Femi Falana death-threat, a part of which is reproduced here: “On Sunday, Falana had at a press conference in Lagos stated that the governor was planning to assassinate him. The allegation came a week after Chief Babalola petitioned President Olusegun that he had documentary evidence that Fayose was planning to eliminate him.

Falana on Sunday showed a video clip where the governor at a rally allegedly threatened to kill him.

The clip was said to have been recorded on May 25 and it had series of threats by Fayose who allegedly said “anybody who opposes me would be killed.”

In the clip, the governor, wearing a white shirt and a white fez cap, allegedly said that he was ready to eliminate opponents. The governor also allegedly said in the clip: “The day of election is not to be joked with. Anybody who crosses my path would be crushed. Tell Akilaya, Segun Oni and Falana that I am not Niyi Adebayo (former governor) who they can toy with. They should be warned or else… if I found any of you to be disloyal… well may God have mercy on your soul.”

Falana later told journalists that the video recording was given to him by one of Fayose security aides.

Falana said: “On May 26, somebody phoned me after listening to the alleged threats by Fayose, urging me to take action. I did a petition to the Acting I.G. on May 27, I had a meeting with him in Abuja, asking him to restrain Fayose from causing mayhem in Ekiti on May 28,

The activist lawyers continued: “Unfortunately, my timely warnings fell on deaf ears, hence, the cold and premeditated murder of Mr. Tunji Omojala, the brother in-law of the NCP Councillorship candidate, Mr. Sabaike Sulaiman,”

He added: “A Security aide to the governor, in concern for the lives of Ekiti State indigenes sent this video clip to me. When I received it, I asked him why he did. He said that he made it available because Fayose denied the plot to assassinate Chief Afe Babalola and that he wanted him confronted with such open threats to my life and those of others.”

When contacted on phone last night, Falana said that the apology of Governor Fayose was well noted; but that beyond that, justice must be done.

He said: “Justice must be done. Justice for the living, the dead and for suspects whose reputations have been called to question. If Governor Fayose’s apology can bring back to life all those who had been sent to their untimely grave in the last two years, the apology would be taken. We are still demanding full investigations into the myriad of acts of violence and accompanying deaths that disrupted the lives of Ekiti people since he took over the administration of the state. ”

The eminent Lawyer, Femi Falana again in another related development which was captured by ThisDayLive Newspaper on the 11th of Dec. 2013 said: “The only time that I have openly accused a government in this state of involvement in killings was between 2003 and 2006, both the police and the State Security Service (SSS) confirmed and have confirmed that the Ayo Fayose regime was involved and that indeed he had a killers squad. Some of the members had been charged to court, their cases are pending in court, the cases were filed by the police, in fact two of them were convicted by the high court here.

“Since 2003 most of the killers have been fished out by the police and the SSS but unfortunately, the federal government has exhibited lack of political will to prosecute some of these cases. Some of the cases are here, the killers of Tunde Omojola are standing trial, the killers of Dr. Ayo Daramola are standing trial and many others”

How Fayose Conquered Obasanjo & Got His Job Back 8 Years After He Was Impeached

Not many people insult former President Olusegun Obasanjo and get away with him ─ but Peter Ayodele Fayose, the former governor and now governor-elect of Ekiti State, successfully did that.
It was in December 2010 in Okuku, Osun State. Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola had been deposed as governor of the state by the Appeal Court and his community decided to welcome him back home with a thanksgiving service. Fayose, who had been “deposed” as Ekiti governor by
Obasanjo in 2006, arrived the venue of the thanksgiving reception and saw former military president Ibrahim Babangida, the then Governors Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo) and Gbenga Daniel (Ogun).

Obasanjo was there, but Fayose did not see him as he greeted everyone except the former president.
Perplexed, Obasanjo asked Fayose if he did not see him.
Oh, Fayose actually saw him. “I won’t greet you. You are bad person! I don’t greet bad people!” Fayose said.
“You are a bastard,” Obasanjo fired back. When Obasanjo says things like that, people normally cringe, while anyone at the receiving end would bow and say “sorry” or keep mute in reverence.Not Fayose. He shouted back at Obasanjo:
“You are a father of bastards!” He did not stop there. He moved menacingly towards Obasanjo and warned the former president never to talk to him again. “You created all these troubles in the south-west,” Fayose said.
Still fuming, he released one more bullet: “And for your information, I did not come here as a member of your party. I am no longer a PDP member.” With the atmosphere polluted, Fayose left the reception prematurely, despite entreaties by Oyinlola who begged him not to “spoil this great occasion”.

It is only those who don’t know Fayose ─ or those who forgot how he was removed as governor in 2006 ─ that will be baffled by his reaction to Obasanjo.
He was humiliated out of office when Obasanjo was at the height of his powers in Aso Rock. Two of Obasanjo’s major weapons in those days were the EFCC and state of emergency.

Anytime a governor fell out of favour with him, he usually deployed one or the other to get him out of power. On October 6, 2006, the drama started with the impeachment of Fayose and his deputy, Mrs Biodun Olujimi, and the assumption of office by the state speaker, Friday Aderemi, as the new governor. But that was not where Obasanjo was going. As it turned out, Olujimi was also encouraged to declare herself governor ─ and the full script unfolded. With “two governors” in place, Obasanjo declared that there was a breakdown of law and order in the state and quickly declared a state of emergency, promptly appointing Brig-Gen. Adetunji Olurin (rtd) as the sole administrator of the state on October 19, 2006. Fayose fled the country as he was removed from office.
With his impeachment, he had lost constitutional immunity ─ paving the way to be arrested on charges of corruption and murder. His exit from Nigeria was said to have been facilitated by two top police chiefs, and he was in exile until Obasanjo left power in 2007.

Fayose returned to the country in December 2007 and was well received in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. That was clearly a signal that he had not lost his support base, which he amazingly built to unseat Chief Niyi Adebayo as Ekiti governor in 2003.
Fayose told the large gathering at his reception: “Today, my joy knows no bounds as I return home into the warm embrace of you, my good people, and admirers in Ekiti. Life away from home was never the same, going by the affluence and influence associated with the office of a governor. “On the other hand, my wilderness experience has offered me enough opportunity to reflect on my ordinariness as a man, as the way up might be the way down, because nothing they say lasts forever.
I was made to suffer for what I knew nothing about. Rather than being honoured, I was humiliated. Rather than being promoted, I was persecuted. You are all living witnesses of how I turned around our non-existent social infrastructure, empowering you, putting smiles on your faces and touching your lives individually.”
His attempt to run for senate in 2011 on the ticket of the Labour Party failed, and he returned to the PDP. He had been expelled but he got his readmission backdated by two years, making it possible for him to seek an elective post immediately.
Fayose was born on November 13, 1960 to parents from Afao-Ekiti ─ although he grew up in Ibadan and attended Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo. He was Ekiti governor from May 29, 2003 to October 16, 2006. He will now be sworn to take over from Dr. Kayode Fayemi on October 15, 2014.

He was later sworn in on october 16 2014 as Ekiti people rejoiced to having him back.
After entering the office again he did few funny unexpected things.. like he allowed hundreds of Ekiti citizens in ado ekiti to come in to the new multi billion naira governor's house building to swim and have lots of fun,the house built by ex governor Kayode fayemi.

He limited himself and prostrated live on camera inside a church said to be a deeper life's church in 2014 showing thanks to God for letting him in.

It appeared afterwards he continued his fight with ex president and pdp chairman Obasanjo as he continues to insult and shun him on the media.

AWARDS AND POSTS

Was honored to be a Doctor in year 2006

Was the governor of ekiti state from 2003-2006 and also ekiti governor from 2014-2018

CONTROVERSIES
Was said to be have been having lots of external relationship.
Was said to have been involved in a murder case in 2006 with evidences.
Was said to have abused kings and elder ones back then in his first tenure






SOURCES; eyeonnigeria.com, takemetonaija.com

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Top 5 Strikers Of Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL) In 2015



Goal.com recently released their Top 5 strikers of this season and we decided to showcase it to Nigerians on this platform.
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Actress Beverly Naya Full Biography, Life And News.



FULL NAME:            Beverly Ifunaya Bassey

DATE OF BIRTH:       April 17, 1988

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Actress/Businesswoman Caroline Danjuma Full Biography,Life And News



FULL NAME:             Caroline Ekanem Danjuma

DATE OF BIRTH:       June 26, 1987  

OCCUPATION:           Businesswoman, Movie Producer, Actress.

MARITAL STATUS:    Married


INTRODUCTION  

Caroline is half Scott and half Nigerian, She entered the movie industry circa 2004, and became popular after acting in the Chico Ejiro movie 'Deadly Care'. She quit the movie acting in 2007 after she got married to the popular billionaire Musa Danjuma.




 EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND

Caroline was born to a Scottish  father and a Yoruba mother, She has two half brothers, Tunde Raphael Afolabi and Abiodun Solomon Afolabi, but not half-cast like her. Their father is from Ejigbo, an ancient town in Osun Stae of Nigeria.
According to her, her mother is God fearing, hardworking, disciplined and talented, she's Mrs. Jennifer Afolabi, from Oriyo family in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, though she parted ways with her step father, she's a Fashion Designer in USA.
Speaking on her Father and Mother;
Q: Do you how she met your father?
"Umm…from what I heard, she was the first runner up of a beauty pageant, Miss Uyo from where my father met her, they fell in love and both travelled to Spain where she attended a Fashion School and later got married"
Q: And your dad?
"Don't really know much of him, he's Scottish, his parents were wine producers, I hardly hear from him unless his uncle who's here in Nigeria, but I believe my father is fine because I spoke with him…I think couple of years ago…he's in France right now."

Her father Julian David Hollinwarth Hornelin who has invited her over to his side but her mum wouldn't let her. They were not in good terms and her mum said has to be at least 18 years before she could allow her to travel which got her dad upset. Accordign to her, her mother was actually scared that may be as a man, her father would not not give her the required attention.

Speaking on how she coped as a young lady with no father and mother around;
Q: Your mum is in the US, Dad in France, how do you cope with living?
"I have lived to be an independent girl all my life. Though it is hard sometimes, I can tell you I have never compromise my body for money because I believe in God. I remembered when I was writing my second JAMB examinations, I was with my aunty and things were really tough, I had to try modelling even though I was born with silver spoon, when I looked at the way life was, I just believed that if I really wanted to depend on people, I don't think I can survive for long. So, I decided to move on my own and struggle for myself. That has really helped me right now. I started as a model, my grandmother supported me with so much advice. And when I got into school, I continued the struggle and became an actress. My grandmother was particularly of help, she was of the opinion that with determination and consistency, I'll become a star. I edged on and was always contented with whatever I get, I was not like every other girl, like, oh! 'I must have a gold wrist watch by all means because I know I must have them one day'. Though, I knew then that there were so many ways I could have them if I really wanted to, I'd always believe in God's time as the best, so I was studious and hardworking till I got here."

As a little girl, She'd always wanted to be a model, a super runway model, not a billboard or TV. And when she told her grand mum, she was against it because she thought it was not good for her as her grandma's only pet, she did not want anything to hurt her. She did not want her in the midst of guys for reasons. But she had to convince her that she shouldn't forget the way she brought her up and that She won't disappoint her.
Her modelling experience according to her was very interesting, "in fact if it hadn't been the many cautious warning my grandma had imparted in me, I would have fallen for the whiff of money because my first agent almost corrupted me." She says.



Her first agent was always giving her a job that had to do with her seeing the director at odd hours. "They would called me up at 10.00pm when I would have slept in my grandma's house, they promised me billboard and some other interesting jobs but I turned them down because I knew it were all tantrums to sleep with me, this I coped with until I came across Tony Jackson, who was a very nice agent, though I was not registered to him, I only freelanced. Through him, I got Burden of the Wool, Calypso and some other jobs. I didn't really do most of the jobs he gave me because of school." She says.


During her primary school days, she was a very intelligent and focus student. She remembered she was always getting, 'Best Neatest and Best Behaved Girl Awards', may be that was because she came from the UK then. As for Secondary School, she attended a boarding school, Federal Government Girls College, Oyo and later left for African Church Model College where her grandma was a principal. She was made a prefect in charge of the Principal's office and Sanitation. She was one of the best students in Mathematics, English and Geography, She is presently a graduate of the University of Calabar where she studied Environmental Protection Management and Geography.


CAREER AND LIFE  

She started her acting career just like every other adventure in life, Rita Dominic introduced her to acting and I've ever since been in it big time. Until 2007 when she stopped actinng to focus more on her family and marriage, She got married to a billionaire divorcee in 2007 and as of 2015 she has 3 kids with her husband.

She got married about the time she won the Best Actress Award for her role in Mass Destruction at The Nigeria Movies Award that was hosted in Tinapa. However, it was very easy for her to make the switch because she is a go-getter. At that time, her mind was set on marriage; She always wanted to be married at a certain age.She was already a graduate and she wanted to get married and have kids because she felt it was a form of responsibility.

While Caroline has stopped acting, the popular actress has shifted her attention to other areas. She started a record label – Guepard which spun up two acts.
Though her label is on hiatus, Caroline is the executive producer of a brand new movie “In the Cupboard” starring Ini Edo.

Before she got married she was said to have been in a reletiosnhip with the music star 2face.
In an interview back then she was asked the type man she would llove to marry and she said; "Anytime. As soon as the man is responsible, I'm not a money-freak, I just want a God-fearing, wealthy, not rich, I mean he must spiritually, mentally and physically wealthy. When a man has these types of wealth, his riches will be enormous. I also pray for a good listener, kind-hearted as a husband, somebody who's going to strengthen my faith and physical being."

Before she got married, Caroline’s style could be described as “the girl next door” look. Lots of tees, jeans and minis. After her wedding and babies, her style was sophisticated though a little mature for someone in her 20s. Caroline seems to have found the perfect balance and has been spotted looking good.
Speaking About Our Decision:
Why have you taken a break from acting?
"I did not leave acting. What I did was set my priorities right. At the time I left the scene, I was a newly-wed and a young mother. All that mattered to me were my husband and children. We all know that acting is very demanding, so I had to do a careful consideration. I had just graduated from the University of Calabar, where I studied for a degree in Environmental Protection and Geography at the University of Calabar and I had a lot of things on my plate.Because talent never wanes, I decided to concentrate on working on the foundation of my marriage and my children. I tried to go back to the industry but I think the time wasn’t right."
Do you miss being on screen?
"I miss being an actress especially when I watch Nollywood movies. Interestingly, I can no longer refer to myself as an actress because I have not been consistent. As much as I have my priorities, I still desire to be a part of the industry which brought me so much joy. Thankfully, I played a supporting role in a movie I shot alongside Moses Inwang titled Stalker. I was an assistant director, co-executive producer and stylist on set; it was a collaborative effort."
 Aside from acting, what projects are you currently working on?
I am working on opening a luxury empire, which I want to be considered a mini Dubai; I have always loved departmental stores and malls. I want to create a foreign ambience and it will comprise of a spa, beauty salon, interior designing, fashion designing and make- up institutes. I still run my production company and we specialise in screenwriting, directing and other related areas. I have had to undergo trainings at the Academy of Freelance Makeup and the Institute of Interior Designing which are both in London.


AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS
 Won the Best Actress of the year Award at the MVA
Got 12 Nominations For Her First Movie Produced "STALKER" At The Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA)2015

ENDORSEMENTS
No Popular Endorsement.

RUMORS AND CONTROVERSIES

There were controversies about her age on the internet in 2015, people claim she is 34 while she claims she is 28, she had to prove it by sharing her I.D
She was linked with infidelity rumors in 2011.

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Caroline and her kids


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Caroline and husband


Caroline Danjuma proves she’s 28 not 34 by sharing ID card
Caroline's I.D


SOURCES: bellnaija.com,naij.com,modernghana.com,takemetonaija.com
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Sunday, October 18, 2015

TOURISM: Introduction To The Gashaka Gumti National Park And The Highest Mountain In Nigeria. [Beautiful Pictures.]




Oh yes.. We know it has been quite long we updated you on T.I.N TOURISM, we are sorry, we had to take a break this year on the tourism issue.
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NATIONAL HERO: Herbert Macaulay Full Biography,Life, Heroic Works And His Legend



FULL NAME:         Olayinka Badmus Macaulay

DATE OF BIRTH:   November 14, 1864

OCCUPATION:       Politician, Engineer, Architect, Journalist, Musician.
      
           DECEASED
       May 7, 1946 (aged 81)

INTRODUCTION  

Herbert Macaulay was a Nigerian nationalist, politician, engineer, architect, journalist, and musician Legend says he is the founder of Nigerian nationalism.
One of the first leaders of the Nigerian opposition to British colonial rule, he was also a civil engineer, journalist, and accomplished musician.





EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND

Olayinka Macaulay Badmus was born in Lagos on 14 November 1864 to Thomas Babington Macaulay and Abigail Crowther, children of people captured from what is now present day Nigeria, resettled in Sierra Leone by the British West Africa Squadron, and eventual returnees to present day Nigeria.
Thomas Babington Macaulay was one of the sons of Ojo Oriare while Abigail Crowther was the daughter of Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther, a descendant of King Abiodun. Thomas Babington Macaulay was the founder of the first secondary school in Nigeria, the CMS Grammar School, Lagos. After going to a Christian missionary school, he took a job as a clerk at the Lagos Department of Public Works. From 1891 to 1894 he studied civil engineering in Plymouth, England. On his return, he worked for the Crown as a land inspector. He left his position in 1898 due to growing distaste for the British rule over the Lagos Colony and the position of Yorubaland and the Niger Coast Protectorate as British colonies in all but name.

Herbert Macaulay was an unlikely champion of the masses. A grandson of Ajayi Crowther, the first African bishop of the Niger Territory, he was born into a Lagos that was divided politically into groups arranged in a convenient pecking order – the British rulers who lived in the posh Marina district, the Saros and other slave descendants who lived to the west, and the Brazilians who lived behind the whites in the Portuguese Town. Behind all three lived the real Lagosians, the masses of indigenous Yoruba people, disliked and generally ignored by their privileged neighbours. It was not until Macaulay’s generation that the Saros and Brazilians even began to contemplate making common cause with the masses.

CAREER AND LIFE, AND HEROIC WORKS

Back then, Lagos was a segregated town. Europeans stayed in the best parts of town, migrants from Brazil and Sierra Leone stayed elsewhere, natives, elsewhere. Herb attended his father’s school, CMS, then Fourah Bay College in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He returned to Lagos in 1882 and got a job in the Department of Public Works. In July 1890, he left the Lagos Colony for Plymouth in England, to study Civil Engineering under G. D. Bellamy. He was there for three years.

When Macaulay returned to the Lagos Colony in 1893, he was appointed Surveyor of Crown Lands by the colonial government. However, he resigned five years later, because of what he termed “racial discrimination against indigenous civil servants by the European elite”. Following his 1898 resignation from the Department of Works, Herb Macaulay established his own private practice in Lagos. However, Macaulay’s venture was not a success, and faced with financial distress, he defrauded a family dependent, and was caught and sent to prison for two years. This prison stint, effectively barred him from ever running for public office under the colonial administration.
Upon his release from prison in 1908, Macaulay became more involved in the political arena, and began contributing a weekly column to the Lagos Daily Times. His articles were often critical of government policy, the liquor trade; the water-rate scheme; taxation; racial segregation; attempts to deny indigenous land ownership; and a free press.


In 1915, Macaulay led protests which became known as the water rate riots and also led agitation against colonial plans for land reform. His articles often skirted the edges of sedition, and finally, he crossed the line, giving the government the chance it needed to put him in prison again. This second visit to the jailers (for six months) involved the publication of a rumour concerning a plot to assassinate the exiled Eleko of Lagos.

After his release from prison, Macaulay took a somewhat more cautious line, but his writing remained highly critical. In 1921 he went to London with the Eleko of Lagos to act as his translator in the legal appeal of a local land tenure case. Macaulay proclaimed that the British colonial government was eroding the power and authority of the Eleko, who, he said, was recognized by all Nigerians as the rightful king of Lagos. This episode embarrassed the British and established Macaulay as a leading advocate of the rights of traditional leadership in Lagos.
A brief synopsis of the Oluwa Affair: the colonial authority had bought a large parcel of land(255 acres) from the Oluwa Family, and underpaid for it. Chief Oluwa sued for better compensation, and following that trip to London, on 14 June 1921, the Privy Council ruled in favour of Chief Oluwa. The Privy Council’s ruling said that communal land-ownership was legally recognized and that due compensation should be paid.

The Eleko Affair: Macaulay campaigned for the rights of traditional rulers within the colonial structure, and alleged that the colonists wanted to kill the Eleko. Again, the Privy Council, also on the same trip to London, ruled in favour of Macaulay’s side. These victories hardened political lines.
In 1922 a new Nigerian constitution was introduced providing for limited franchise elections in Lagos and Calabar. In 1923, he started the Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP), which contested the very limited elections of African members of the Legislative Council. The NNDP’s motto was “salus populi suprema lex”, “the safety of the people is the greatest law” and it called for universal compulsory education for Nigerians. NNDP candidates won all the elective seats in the Nigerian legislature between 1923 and 1938. But then in 1938, things changed.

The NNDP’s dominance was cut short in 1938 when the Nigerian Youth Movement beat them in the elections for the Lagos Town Council. Following that defeat, Macaulay, who up until the time was not too interested in politics outside of Lagos, adopted a more pan-Nigeria outlook. He saw prospects in Nnamdi Azikiwe’s NCNC’s struggle for independence for all of Nigeria, and by August 1944 had reached an agreement with Zik. Many of his own party members did not want to join forces with the NCNC, but he threatened to resign if they didn’t, so they played ball.
By the time Macaulay’s merger with Zik’s NCNC was complete in August 1944, Macaulay was already 80 years old and in failing health. In 1946, Macaulay suffered an acute attack of rheumatism during a tour of Kano, and was brought back to Lagos. Herbert Macaulay died, aged 82, on 7 May 1946.

Let us get one thing straight. Herbert Macaulay was no saint. He had an opportunistic streak. He was, in his time, certainly very controversial.
Obafemi Awolowo described him as “ultra-radical, intensely nationalistic and virulently anti-white”. Piers Brendon described Macaulay in later life as “an angry old man in a white suit and a white moustache that stuck out like cat’s whiskers”.

Fred Lugard, who was in many ways Macaulay’s greatest adversary consistently passed bitter comments about him and called him duplicitous. Macaulay was rumoured to have popped a bottle of champagne when he heard of Lugard’s passing in 1945.
Margery Perham, Lugard’s biographer, who visited Macaulay in 1931, described him as “one of the ablest Africans I have met, and at one both dangerous and pathetic”.

What is certain is that Herbert Macaulay was no saint. He did what had to be done, when it had to be done, and if needed, in a Machiavellian fashion. Macaulay once wrote a response to claims by the British that they were governing with “the true interests of the natives at heart”. Macaulay wrote: “The dimensions of “the true interests of the natives at heart” are algebraically equal to the length, breadth and depth of the white man’s pocket.”

The year Macaulay left civil service, he got romantically entangled with Caroline Pratt, who happened to be the daughter of an African Police Superintendent. They later got married but the union came to an end in August 1899 following Caroline's sudden death. They had no kids from the marriage. Even after her death, he maintained good relations with the Pratt family and saw to their welfare. A devastated Herbert later married Maria Pase but some records indicated that he also kept a string of mistresses who bore him a battalion of children. Caring for the kids sapped his pockets but he had no option.

Herbert was the fifth child (out of seven) of his parents and his siblings included Owen Emeric Macaulay (died in July 1909, was Abigail's eldest son), Thomas Fowell Buxton Macaulay (second child, died in September 1928) while the third sibling was Hugh Stowell Macaulay.

FAMILY
One of his sons, Ogedengbe Macaulay also took after him with his own militant brand of politics. Ogedengbe was a Zikist and at a time in 1948, with the NCNC becoming weaker, he and some other Zikists decided to take some pro-active steps. On an occasion, he said 'If we tell the Governor to come down, he will not; we must drag him down and take over.' Some of his other children include:
-HERBERT K. MACAULAY
-FRANK MONTAGUE MACAULAY (died)
-MISS FLORENCE AUGUSTA MACAULAY (eldest daughter, died)

DEATH

In 1946 Macaulay fell ill in Kano and later died in Lagos. The leadership of the NCNC went to Azikiwe, who later became the first president of Nigeria. Macaulay was buried at Ikoyi Cemetery in Lagos on 11 May 1946. Nnamdi Azikiwe delivered a funeral oration at Macaulay's burial ceremony.

As many may not presently, Herbert Macaulay is the  image on the Nigerian one naira note and coin in respect for his heroism and  legendary. The one naira note or coin may no longer exist in the Nigeria monetary world.


Herbert on 1 naira

1naira Herbert
Herbert burial


SOURCES: nairaland.com, wikipedia.org,thenigerianhistory.wordpress.com/
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Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Top Ten Nigeria Music Industry Legends Of The 20th/21st Century




After the remembrance and celebration of the popular Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti this week,
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Are You An Upcomng Writer, Actor/Actress? See Nigeria Teens & Twentites Movies audition, become a star and a millionaire!!




For  the sake of informing our readers in the career sector of movies, a chance to become a star and a millionaire is here for you as Kneol entertainment organizes an audition for script-writers and young actors between the ages of 13-25. See detail below:

CATEGORY 1 (13-19years)
» Winner: 5 Million Naira with a 2015 Kia Cerato.
» 1st Runner Up: 3 Million Naira with a 2015 Hyundai Xcent.
» 2nd Runner Up: 2 Million Naira with a 2015 Hyundai i10.
CATEGORY 2 (20-25years)
» Winner: 5 Million Naira with a 2015 Kia Soul
» 1st Runner Up: 3 Million Naira with a 2015 Hyundai Xcent.
» 2nd runner up: 2 Million Naira with a 2015 Hyundai i10.
EXTRAS
» 60 finalists gets a 3 year movie contract with Kneol Productions & Entertainment.
» Scriptwriter with the best script/storyline wins a 2015 mitsubishi attrage.
» 4 screenwriters chosen from the audition each gets a 5 year contract with Kneol Productions & Entertainment.
JUDGES: Bob Manuel Udokwu, Ebube Nwagbo, Alex Ekubo & Melvin Oduah.
Ebonyi State Audition
30th & 31st October 2015
Grand Arena, Abakaliki.
Enugu State Audition
3rd & 4th of November 2015
Brown & Brown Center, Enugu.
Anambra State Audition
6th & 7th of November 2015
Emmaus House Awka.
Abia State Audition
10th &11th of November 2015
 Hotel Royal, Damgrete
close to Govt House Umuahia.
Imo State Audition
13th & 14th November 2015
De Range Hotel,
Plot P3 General Hospital Road, Owerri.  
Audition Time: 9am - 5pm.
To Participate:
» Pay in the sum of #3,000 (Three Thousand Naira) Only into any Diamond Bank branch nearest to you...
Acct No - 0067556758
Acct Name - Kneol Productions
» Using your deposit slip, complete your registration online at www.nttaudition.com
» If you encounter any issues or have any questions, kindly call our help lines 08067382522 or 09053070381.
» Those who cannot pay into the bank for one reason or the other can come with their registration fee and a passport on the day of the audition.
Be on the lookout as fliers, posters, banners & advert boards comes your way soon. Roadshow to storm various states in due time.
Next is South - South. Dates, States & venues to be released soon.
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Blogger Linda Ikeji Full Biography,Life And Net Worth

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NAME:                             Linda Ikeji

DATE OF BIRTH:            September 19, 1980

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Ministerial Screening Review: See The 4 Ministerial Nominees With The Best Performance So Far[rating] -

THIS ARTICLE IS A  FEATURED EDITORIAL TO SHOW NIGERIANS WHO DIDN'T WITNESS THE  ONGOING MINISTERIAL SCREENING.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

T.I.N Magazine's 2015 Headies Next Rated award poll finally comes to an end; Lil Kesh Or Reekado Banks To Win The Award.. See Why


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Headies!
Hello dear readers, early last month we nominated five Nigerian artists who are worthy to win the Headies Next Award rated this year, We nominated DI'JA, REEKADO BANKS, LIL KESH, KOREDE BELLO And KISS DANIEL.
Just so you know, we nominated these five people before Headies released their official nominees  early this month. And their nominees were same with ours except for DI'JA.

T.I.N Magazine personally ran a poll on our nominees for headies to see who is going to win, yes, we asked you guys to vote and you did! And finally T.I.N Magazine bring to you the end result and the two people most likely to win The Headies Next Rated Award 2015!
We could only find 600 votes which we were expecting more than that but some people complained to us via email that they didn't find it easy to vote maybe that's why we didn't see many votes, anyways, we will fix that error in any next poll we conduct.

SEE THE POLL RESULTS BELOW:

Artists              No. of Votes     Votes In Percentage
D'ija
  56
                9%
Korede Bello
  84
               14%
Kiss Daniel
 119
               20%
Lil Kesh               
 205
               35%
Reekado Banks
 127
               21%


T.I.N MAGAZINE REVIEW:

As you can see clearly that Lil Kesh has the highest number of votes followed by Reekado Banks
These results has shown us the people most Nigerians will vote on headies website this year. 

LET US TELL YOU WHO WILL WIN:
You guys have done your voting and we could see Lil Kesh won and Reekado followed from your side, over here in T.I.N Magazine's camp we did our voting and Reekado Banks won and Lil Kesh followed, which means these two people are most likely to win the award.
But we gotta tell you, this year's Headies Nominees is arguably the tightest ever since 2011 when the likes of Wizkid,Olamide, Ice Prince and Tiwa Savage were nominated.

We got the likes of Kiss Daniel who we can see in the poll conducted was close to Reekado, following the way headies officials judge, Kiss Daniel totally deserves winning the award, even Patoranking who won last year didn't do up to what Kiss Daniel has done this year, "Woju" is one of the biggest songs of the year if not the biggest, followed by "Laye" and more other collaborations.

Lets look at Reekado Banks, this guy won the Rookie of the year award last year for his hard work, now this year i am sure most of you have heard; Katapot, Sugar Baby, Chop Am, and more.. This guy released a lot of hit singles within last year and this year, he worked on a few collabos too. So he absolutely deserves it.

Now lets talk Lil Kesh, We all knew Headies should have at least nominate him for Rookie of the year award last year but they didn't, why? we don't know! After Dorobucci, Shoki was actually the biggest song of last year, now coming to this year he released two other hit singles; "Gbese" and "Efejoku" Not to mention he is the most featured artist among these nominees this year that’s huge!

Why Lil Kesh Could Win
If the rumor of Headies looking down on rappers is not true Lil Kesh could walk home with the Next Rated Carat Gold and a Hyundai car.
Because according to headies the awards will be judge based on their  performance from JULY 2014 to JULY 2015  which will have his biggest song "Shoki" among the criteria for his judging. 
With the two hit songs and multiple collaborations this year + Last year's Shoki and the votes we definitely tell you Lil Kesh is the most worthy to win the Headies this year.

Why Reekado could win
There is a rumor going on that Headies won't give the Next Rated Award to a rapper most especially an indigenous one, We have not confirmed that though. But if that is true it means Reekado might walk home with the Next Rated Carat Gold and a Hyundai car for his hard work and his town shaking hit singles and of course Nigerians vote this year. If he wins it he deserves it!

Why Kiss Daniel Won't Win
Well, Kiss tried his total best this year but the songs aren't just enough with only two hit songs within JUNE 2014-JUNE 2015 is a bit small to compete with his major competitors; Reekado and Lil Kesh . He is probably going to be compensated with a huge award though; like "Song of the year" but not Next rated.

SO T.I.N MAGAZINE THEREFORE ANNOUNCE: LIL KESH OR REEKADO BANKS The Most Likely To Win Headies Next Rated 2015.

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