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=> Video: Nigerian army cadet torture a man for complimenting a female officer- 360nobs
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.
The Nigerian Defence Academy has said it would investigate a trending video, showing cadets torturing a man. The NDA, which said it would not tolerate the mistreatment of Nigerians by cadets, disclosed that the incident occurred in 2014 in Lagos. A statement by the NDA on Thursday read, “The attention of the Nigerian Defence Academy has been drawn to a trending video showing cadets beating some persons. Please note that NDA is investigating the incident. “Preliminary investigation has confirmed the incident to have occurred in 2014 somewhere in Lagos while the cadets were on break. “NDA as a responsible institution saddled with task of producing future military leaders will not in any way tolerate such unruly and flagrant mistreatment of Nigerians. “The NDA under current leadership has addressed most disciplinary loopholes. Further investigation is continuing.” READ FULL NEWS
=> VIDEO: Air Force bombs Boko Haram base
On Saturday last week, the Nigerian Air Force said it has conducted 286 air operations on Boko Haram targets in the last one month.
According to the Deputy Theatre Commander (Air) of the counter-insurgency operation in the North-East (Operation Lafiya Dole), Air Vice Marshall Isiaka Amao, who made the revelation, the 286 “operational sorties” against Boko Haram terrorists targets conducted between December 25, 2015 and January 30 2016 translate to 157,000 square kilometres of operational coverage, equivalent “to the total land mass of South Korea, Portugal and Togo.”
He had also revealed that the operations were aimed at further degrading the terrorist group, while also trying to locate the abducted Chibok girls and others being held hostage by the terrorists.
Here is a video of one of the air raids conducted with a drone:
»Student Expelled For “Speech & Hearing Challenges” Sues Rivers State University – Melogist
A student who was expelled by the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, in 2015, for having “speech and hearing challenges” has sued the institution for damages to the tune of N20 million. Jane Ottah, 28, said the damages were for the trauma, embarrassment, and emotional distress caused by her expulsion. In court papers filed at the Rivers State High Court and seen by PREMIUM TIMES, Ms. Ottah also demanded that the university provide the necessary support services and facilities to aid her learning. She further demanded a perpetual injunction restraining the university or their agents from discriminating against her in any way. The court has fixed February 19 for hearing. Ms. Ottah, a former student at the Department of Educatinal Foundation at the university, was expelled on January 30, 2015, over claims that she had speech and hearing challenges. READ FULL NEWS
=>22-yr-old Surrenders To Police After Killing Cousin Over Girlfriend -Vanguard
22-yr-old surrenders to police after killing cousin over girlfriend Just like Macbeth, in Shakespeare’s play of same name, murdered sleep and could no longer sleep, 22-year-old Ndifreke Joseph Clement, disturbed by sleepless nights and traumatic experiences after murdering his 23-year-old cousin, Ubong Edet, surrendered himself to police six months after the crime.Clement, a native of Akon Itam, Itu Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, who handed himself over to police at Ikot Akpan Abia, Uyo, said he slashed his cousin’s throat after beating him to coma because Edet slept with his girlfriend in August 2015. He told Vanguard: “I cannot remember the exact date now, but it occurred in a night in August 2015 in the one room apartment we shared. On that day, I returned from work to meet the door locked. “I knocked on the door and waited for over five minutes before my cousin could come to open the door. When I went into the room, I saw my girlfriend weeping and blood running from her nostrils. READ FULL NEWS..
=>MTN: Ondo State To Experience Network Blackout Soon – DailyTrust
MTN Nigeria, yesterday, said the closure of its facilities in Ondo by the state government would negatively impact on the quality of its service in the state and its environs. Millions of subscribers would be affected by the development, MTN said. The telecoms operator said so in a statement issued by its corporate communications executive, Amina Oyagbola, adding that services that will be affected comprised voice and data services, voice traffic across other operators and international traffic, enterprise data service to third-party clients (mostly banks and other corporate clients), which may, in turn, impact services such as ATMs, POS and others. The Ondo State Government, on December 23, last year, sealed MTN’s base transmission stations (BTS) in the state over tax-related issues. The sealing followed a court order against MTN regarding a tax claim of N458.5 million allegedly owed the Ondo State Board of Internal Revenue Service (OSBIRS) in pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) deductions, withholding tax (WHT), development levy, business premises tax and education endowment tax. READ FULL NEWS
=>Arms deal: Sambo’s aide reveals how Metuh paid him N25m – Naij.com
Abba Dabo, former special adviser on political matters to Namadi Sambo, the former vice president, has disclosed how Olisa Metuh paid him 25million for the purpose of publicity for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), The Cable reports. Dabo, who is the seventh witness to testify against Metuh, the spokesman of the PDP, said the money was given to him five days after the presidential nomination convention to fight criticisms against former president, Goodluck Jonathan in the traditional and social media.
Abba Dabo reveals how Metuh gave him 25million
He said: “On December 16, 2014, Metuh paid N25m through Destra Investment Limited account into my personal account for purposes of publicity for the PDP. “When it became obvious that former president Goodluck Jonathan will run for office, government officials and party leaders started to meet to review the achievements of the government and prepare for the elections.” According to him, it was found out during the course of the meeting that the PDP was getting negative publicity. READ FULL NEWS
=>Court grants man N10m bail for alleged cheating – Naij.com
An Upper Area Court in Gudu district, Abuja on Thursday, February 4, granted a bail of N10 millon to one Mitchel Otubor for allegedly cheating a credit outfit of N9, 480, 000. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the judge, Umar Kagarko, granted the defendant bail with two sureties that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction. Kagarko also ordered that the defendant should submit his international passport to the court’s registrar and adjourned the case to March 29 for hearing. The defendant, who works with Tomeruz Transitional Concept Nigeria Limited, Abuja, is standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal misappropriation. Earlier, the prosecutor, Patrick Ogele told the court that one Mr Adekunle Olosagbe of the Rock Consumer Credit, Area 11, Garki, Abuja reported the matter to the Commissioner of Police, federal capital territory (FCT) Command on January 29. He said the defendant, went to the plaintiff’s office with one Zubairu, who is a business partner to the plaintiff, to seek a loan from the plaintiff sometime in Oct. 2015. Ogele said the defendant had gone to the plaintiff’s office with a contract paper for the supply of 120 bags of rice at the cost of N9, 480, 000 to Prison Cooperative, Edo branch. READ FULL NEWS….
=> Shell to cut 10,000 jobs – Nigerianeye.com
Royal Dutch Shell has confirmed it is cutting 10,000 jobs amid its steepest fall in annual profits for 13 years. It made $1.8bn (£1.23bn) for the fourth quarter of the year, compared with a $4.2bn profit for the same period the year before. Full-year 2015 earnings were $3.8bn, compared with $19bn in 2014, the BBC reports. The oil firm indicated it would report a massive drop in profits two weeks ago and said it would cut 10,000 jobs, partly thanks to its takeover of BG. Royal Dutch Shell’s chief executive, Ben van Beurden, said: “The completion of the BG transaction, which we are expecting in a matter of weeks, marks the start of a new chapter in Shell, rejuvenating the company and improving shareholder returns. “We are making substantial changes in the company, as we refocus Shell, and respond to lower oil prices. As we have previously indicated, this will include a reduction of some 10,000 staff and direct contractor positions in 2015-16 across both companies.” READ FULL NEWS….
“BurnaBoy Your End Is Very Near” – OAP Krysten Enem Curses The Singer
Host of #TheKrystnEnemShow on Africa Magic Urban, Krysten Enem fire down heavily on popular dancehall singer, Burnaboy for making a fool of her in a bid to feature him on her TV show scheduled yesterday.
Krysten has this to say: “So many reasons why many Nigerian artists don’t last more that 2 years or a few hits? Their poor personalities and horrible attitude. My manager contacted this artist 10 days ago. We spoke to his manager who happens to be his mum, asked for an interview.
My manager contacted this artist 10 days ago. We spoke to his manager who happens to be his mum, asked for an interview. This was 10 days ago or thereabout. The lady asked us to send an official email which we did right away with all details. The interview was for #TheKrystnEnemShow on Africa Magic Urban. Yes, I was excited to interview the artist coz he’s quite talented. They said they will get back to us and it took another few days and we got email back of ‘we’ll confirm with so and so person. We waited. Well, when there wasn’t any confirmation, I told my team to chill out and forget the interview. Guess what, yesterday evening, we get a mail. A mail confirming that they were ready for the interview today between 12 and 3pm. Last minute hurried arrangements made. All was set. Today, called them again early morning to confirm, and again they said yes. 11.30am, everyone is set before 12noon call time. Well we get a call and they say, we are sorry, our artist cannot make it. He just woke up. We are like well, we are set, he can still come. After all the back and forth, we agreed that the interview be moved. So I discharged my crew. Guess what, 4pm, we get a call again. Oh, sorry for earlier, he actually can make it. My manager calls me, I’m like huh?? How??? He persuades me to just do the interview. I rally everyone on my team again. We agree to meet for 7pm. We get to the location 6.30pm and again get another call from artist team. Oh! We are sorry, he has not even had his bath, he cannot make it. So my team is sitting here looking at me like wtf is this lady serious? Burnaboy, I JUST WANT TO SAY TO YOU. YOUR END IS VERY NEAR. One day, you will drop a song and nobody will give a f**k. And I’m not just speaking about my show #KrystnEnemShow which you will one day beg to be on, I am speaking about your attitude. Burnaboy, Nothing lasts forever. Talent is not enough. Character is man. Your personality stinks. Take a cue from those before you. @burnaboy thank you for making us drive back and forth Ogba, Ajah, Lekki, VI the whole of today. For making me look stupid. Burnaboy, very Ill mannered and arrogant. Someday you will know that pride goes before a fall. @burnaboy fvck you and your weed stinking self. You probably think you can never fall, please ask your betters. You ain’t even that good. Burnaboy that’s not how to treat media people. You need the media to be who you are. So if we ask for an interview, best say no I can’t. @burnaboy you ain’t doing us no favour. You need the publicity, I need the content, it’s 50/50, so stop acting like you the king. Burnaboy I am disappointed in you and needless to say I have lost every bit of respect I had for your music. Get over yourself boy.” READ FULL NEWS..
=> ‘These people never get sense yet’ – Blackface blasts 2face Idibia and manager again – Thenet.ng The renewed BEEF between dancehall veteran, Blackface and 2face Idibia began on January 25, 2016 when Blackface in a series tweets lashed out at 2face and his manager, Efe Omorogbe, accusing them of stealing his intellectual property and even threatened to take them to court.
Not long after, 2face responded to him describing the statements by Blackface as ‘unfortunate’.
To further clarify the issue, 2face’s manager, Efe Omorogbe yesterday released a statement to set the records straight, but Blackface is still not interested in making peace as he’s just lashed out at both of them in a new post on Instagram saying, ‘These people never get sense yet…’
=>Desmond Elliot Surprised With Birthday Party In His Office (photo)
The actor and Lagos state legislator turned 42 today, and staff at the Lagos state House of Assembly threw him a surprise birthday party.Happy birthday to him. See what he wrote on his instagram page below… Greatest shocker,awesome amazing birthday ever. I got a surprise from staff at the office ,I have been rendered speechless. .. Wow feels good to be loved ..All started this morning with the 4 awesome kids waking daddy up with their cake and kissing me all over ..chie ..Victoria my babamai thank you so much ..then a walk for cancer with Lola James and corp members from leisure mall to shitta in surulere then limpopo with the boxes then this at the Lagos State house of Assembly. .GOD to thee alone shall the glory be .When I consider your heavens,the works of your fingers ,the moon and the stars .who am I that you are mindful of me O LORD HOW EXCELLENT IS YOUR NAME . NAGODE ESE DALL SOURCE =>Court grants man N10m bail for alleged cheating – Naij.com
Nollywood comic actor, Francis Odega is a year older today, in his usual funny manner the actor posted the photo above asking his followers to keep on sending gifts that he is not that expensive, he don’t mind cars and raw gold.
Eyooo! Its my birthday foreal mehn. Thankful to my personal person jay jay jehovah Jesus for his mercies upon my life. Keep the gifts coming my people. I am not too expensive,I don’t mind cars,houses cash and raw gold. Am Ara here foreal mehn. Halla! Happy birthday to him.SOURCE
=> Ruggedman Writes Open Letter To 9ice, Bloggers, Friends & Fans
The rapper and entrepreneur poured out his heart in an open letter he just released. Read below… In 2010 9ice released a song that made a lot of people wrongfully drag me into a terrible situation. People who miscontrued the song and it created a rumour . A terrible false rumour that was fueled by journalists and bloggers who were only after hits on their sites.Bloggers and journalists who did not care to investigate and confirm a rumour,but chose to print and post it anyways not caring who got hurt in the process. I remember pleading my innocence and that of Toni Paynes but social media people being who and how they are,chose not to listen. I remember calling 9ice on the phone CIA style to talk to him about it and he was clearly heard admitting the song was not about myself or Toni Payne, but social media people being who and how they are, chose not to listen. I remember asking 9ice to publicly clear the air on the terrible rumour,but was shocked when my friend said he would not because he was busy and didn’t have time for such. Again nobody wondered why. Fast forward 2016. six years later and I was surprised when i heard that 9ice has finally come out to say i never slept with his wife and the song was not about me and even apologised on top.That he has finally come out to say the truth about the issue that cast a negative shadow over my head and that of his ex wife for six years.READ FULL NEWS….
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=>Supreme Court Upholds Udom And Ikpeazu’s Elections -ChannelsTV
In the ruling on Wednesday, the court said Governor Emmanuel won the lawfully cast votes, setting aside the earlier ruling of the two lower courts. The Court also upheld Governor Emmanuel’s Appeal challenging the cancellation of the results of the elections held in 13 local governments. In the ruling, the appeal of the Independent National Electoral Commission, challenging the cancellation of election results in some local government areas, was also upheld. Reasons for verdict are to be given on February 15.
=> FG Recovers $14million From Jide Omokore’s Firm – Premium Times
Nigerian govt. recovers over $14million in unpaid oil royalty from Jide Omokore’s firm February 3, 2016 Nicholas Ibekwe The Nigerian government has succeeded in compelling the Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Limited, Jide Omokore to cough out over $14m, being crude oil royalty which his company failed to remit to the federal treasury, administration insiders have told PREMIUM TIMES. High ranking federal officials familiar with the development told this newspaper that the funds were supposed to have been paid between 2011 and 2012 by Atlantic Energy which was, in controversial circumstances, awarded oil assets by the Goodluck Jonathan government shortly after it was incorporated in 2010. Our sources said the money was finally paid into the Federal Government’s account with JP Morgan Chase on January 29, after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission waded into the matter of recovering taxes due to the Federal Government. “The investigation of tax defaulters in the dollar-soaked oil industry is continuing,” a source at the EFCC said Wednesday. “Those who failed to willingly pay up stand the risk of arrest and prosecution for tax fraud.” READ FULL NEWS
=> Crude Oil Price Rise After Russia Agrees To OPEC Talk-PMnews
Crude oil rose on Wednesday, paring earlier losses, after fresh comments from Russia about its openness to talk with OPEC over output cuts helped revive hope of higher prices. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said if there is consensus among the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC members to meet, “then we will meet”. This helped push the price of oil, which had been set for a third day of declines after data on Tuesday showed another big build in United States inventories, off the day’s lows. Brent for April delivery rose 40 cents to $33.12 a barrel, pulling away from a session low of $32.30. US crude futures rose 46 cents to $30.34, off a session low of $29.40. “Is there going to be a meeting between Russia and OPEC? That is a supportive factor in this rally that we’ve seen in the last one hour,” PVM Oil Associates analyst, Tamas Varga said.
» Court Orders Arrest Of Ex-Ekiti PDP Secretary Aluko For Perjury- Ekiti247
A Chief Magistrate Court in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital has ordered the State Commissioner of Police to arrest of former State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Temitope Aluko over alleged perjury. Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye gave this order today, upon a Motion Ex-parte number MAD/10cm/2016, filed by the Ekiti State Government against Mr Aluko and the State Commissioner of Police, pursuant to Section 117 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C16, law of Ekiti State 2012, Section 79 of the Ekiti State Administration of Criminal Justice Law 2014 and Section 23 (D) of the Magistrates’ Courts Law 2014. In the Motion, which was filed and moved by the State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mr Gbemiga Adaramola, an order of the court was sought to issue warrant of arrest against Mr Aluko to be executed by the State Commissioner of Police for the purpose of committing him (Aluko) for trial for the offence of perjury. Chief Magistrate Adegboye said the order was granted as a means for the first defendant (Aluko) to attend the court for defence. READ FULL NEWS
=>Corruption Will Fight Buhari; APC Will Break; Mass Sack In NNPC, Banks – Primate – Dailypost
Primate Elijah Ayodele, Founder and Spiritual Head of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, has given more predictions for 2016. The cleric yesterday gave revelations on the incumbent government, war against corruption, public office holders, royal gathers, religion, security, among others. Below are some of his prophesies: “I see that Ebola is still very much around Africa Nations. And Nigeria health sector must be weary of this, we must not take another strange disease in the land lightly. We must pray against more unexpected diseases, outbreak of diseases and Cholera. Let’s pray against bird flu. “Pope Francis should pray for good health. He will escape assassination. I see changes in African Union leadership. AU will face challenges over funds and security. There will be crisis in CAF. Issa Hayatou should pray for good health and not to lose any one in CAF. “Buhari is very sincere about his war against corruption. But I see him shooting himself in the leg because he is going to take on some powerful people in this war and they are going to fight back big time. I see more people being exposed for corruption that will shock Nigeria. “I see death of a popular Islamic scholar and a top pastor. I foresee bombing of mosques. I foresee crisis in religious sector. I see crisis in Anglican Church and Methodist churches. Churches have to go into prayers because I see serious crisis. “There will be problems in the Senate and House of Reps. The Senate President will face challenges despite his efforts. Allegations against him will be politicized and at the end of the day, there will be call for his removal. The Speaker should pray to succeed; he will face setbacks. Money will cause problems in the green chamber.” READ FULL NEWS….
There were indications that the Publisher of ThisDay Newspaper, Mr. Nduka Obaigbena, has returned the sum of N350m to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
A top operative of the commission, who confided in our correspondent on Wednesday, said Obaigbena returned the money to the commission on Tuesday.
The operative said Obaigbena was expected to pay an outstanding N200m next week.
The Special Task Force of the EFCC, investigating the issue of arms procurement under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, had quizzed Obaigbena on January 29, 2016 for allegedly receiving N670m from the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.).
The commission released him after 24 hours after he had agreed to sign an undertaking to make a refund of the money in two weeks.
The 14-day period of grace, given to the ThisDay Publisher to repay the money he collected from Dasuki’s office expires on Tuesday next week.
“The Publisher of ThisDay Newspaper, Mr. Nduka Obaigbena, has returned N350m out of the N670m he received from the ONSA,” the source in the anti-graft agency told one of our correspondents on Wednesday.
=>EFCC traces huge cash to military chiefs’ wives, kids – The Nation
Some of the $2.1billion phoney arms contracts cash have been traced to the accounts of wives and children of some former and serving military chiefs, The Nation has learnt.
The Economic and Finanacial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which is probing how the money was spent, may restrict access to all the identified accounts “this week”, a source said yesterday.
Also yesterday, a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, reported to the EFCC.
But his invitation was rescheduled for Monday ”because of operational reasons”.
It was learnt that the EFCC may interrogate Air Chief Marshal Badeh alongside some military officers who have also been invited.
A source close to the investigation said some of the former and serving officers under investigation acquired properties in the names of their wives, children and relations “to hide their loot”.
The source said: “Our investigators have uncovered that some of these military officers under probe stashed their shares of the $2.1billion arms cash in the accounts of their relations, especially wives and children.
=>Boko Haram war: Buhari assures EU of human rights protection – The Nation
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Strasbourg, France, assured the European Union (EU) that his administration will protect the fundamental human rights of persons during military operations against Boko Haram.
Addressing a special session of the parliament, the President said his government shared the EU’s commitment to peace and security, respect for human rights, democracy and good governance, equality and tolerance, as ways of developing prosperous and strong societies.
In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said: “For our part, we have updated our rules of engagement in fighting terrorism and pay close attention during operations to the treatment of captured terrorists, civilians caught up in the conflict and in general, safeguarding property.
“Our aim is to use minimum force in our fight against terrorists.”
=> Shocking! Nigeria’s debt rise to N1.31tn in one year -Naij.com
Nigeria’s debt rose from N11.24tn as of December 31, 2014 to N12.6tn at the end of 2015
-The debt rose with a difference of N1.31tn, increasing by 12.1 per cent
– External debts of both tiers of government rose from $9.71bn as of December 31, 2014 to $10.71bn as of December 31, 2015
Despite the growing economic hardship in the country, Nigeria’s debt rose by N1.31tn in one year, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has revealed. According to the statistics released by DMO, the country’s total debt rose from N11.24tn as of December 31, 2014 to N12.6tn at the end of 2015 with a difference of N1.31tn, increasing by 12.1 per cent. According to the report by Punch newspaper, the total debt is made up of the external debt of the federal and state governments, the domestic debts of the Federal Government as well as the domestic debts of the states. External debts of both tiers of government rose from $9.71bn as of December 31, 2014 to $10.71bn as of December 31, 2015. This shows a rise of $1bn or growth rate of 10.37 per cent within the period. The domestic debt of the Federal Government, which is the biggest component of the debt burden, rose from N7.9tn as of December 31, 2014 to N8.84tn in the 12-month period. READ FULL NEWS….
=> Singer Sound Sultan Buys Phantom Rolls Royce
The MTN ambassador and naija ninja boss posted this picture of his new ride on instagram and he captioned it:Thank you God for my new …………………………………watch .lol
And fans have started a debate if its the watch or the car or both that he’s thanking God for
=>American star Ciara expected to perform at Dare’s concert this february
Nigerian R&B sensation Darey Art-Alade has disclosed plans for his highly anticipated Love Like a Movie (LLAM) concert which is billed to hold on Sunday, February 28, 2016. This year’s edition of the concert will feature American music star, Ciara, as international guest artiste. With plans in place for the Grammy award-winning singer to come to Nigeria, it makes it the third of its kind that Darey is bring in an American star for his LLAM concert. Previous editions in 2013 and 2014 saw reality TV star Kim Kardashian and American music star Kelly Rowland as featured celebrities. This year’s edition is expected to hold at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victorial Island, Lagos. READ FULL NEWS
=>Three Veteran actors star in one movie Popular filmmaker and comedy entrepreneur Opa Williams is set to release another hilarious movie called The Three Wise Men.
The three wise men
The movie stars veteran actors like Richard Mofe Damijo, Zack Orji, Victor Olaotan, Tina Mba and Ebele Okaro. The movie, funded by the Bank of Industry (BOI), is directed by Patience Oghre Imobhio. The Three Wise Men is a dramatic comedy that humorously presents the follies of three aged men. The comedy satirizes the actions and intents of three elderly men in their mid/late 60’s who struggle to re-live their lost youth. READ FULL NEWS
=> Linda Ikeji clears the air the air on rumored engagement
On Tuesday, January 2, it was reported that celebrity gossip blogger Linda Ikeji is set to walk down the aisle before the end of the year and has been making various plans in order to make that day a memorable one. As the news got far and wide through the social media platform, Linda Ikeji took to her twitter account to clear the air on her rumored marriage plans. The celebrity blogger tweeted saying: “Lol. All these stories that I am engaged and getting married. Thanks for wishing me well. Unfortunately, I’m still single and searching.” SOURCE
=> Wizkid makes list of 12 innovative humans with coolest sounds
If 2015 was great for Wizkid 2016 promises to be better as early as February international recognition has started pouring in for the starboy singer. US magazine FADER has just published a list of 12 innovative singers who have what they described as ‘the coolest’ sounds, and Nigeria’s star boy Wizkid made the fifth position. Excerpts : “The summer of 2015 was unusually full of collaborations between African stars and big-name U.S. rappers—the Ghanaian rapper Sakordie teamed up with Ace Hood, and the Nigerian Afro-pop singer Davido with Meek Mill—but no song has been as wide-reaching as “Ojuelegba.” Even before Drake came near it, six months after its initial release it was simmering toward anthem status across Africa. The original is arguably even better than the remix, which omits the Dr Dre “Nuthin’but a ‘G’Thang” sample—just one highlight of the production by Wizkid’s longtime collaborators Legendary Beatz. “I knew it was a good song,” Wizkid says, “but I didn’t expect it to blow up the way that it did.” “Wizkid is already famous in his native Nigeria, but thanks to a couple clutch co-signs and Ojuelegba —his 2015-defining smash, named for a heaving Lagos suburb—he’s getting a global embrace,” the magazine said in its statement.”
=> Nigerian actor Olumide Bakare cries out for help on hospital bed (Photos)
One of Nigeria’s gifted and talented actors Olumide Bakare is crying out for help.
The veteran actor has been critically sick for a while now and reported to be in the intensive care unit of (UCH) Ibadan since Saturday, January 2. But his health condition is worsening and the medical situation has prompted him to call on good-spirited Nigerians to come to his aid financially. Bakare is said to be suffering from lungs and heart related ailment and his bill has accrued that he cannot foot it again. He lamented that the debilitating ailment has inflicted a huge strain on his finance as he has spent over a million naira on his worsening health. Bakare presently needs about thirty thousand naira daily for dialysis and he is asking Nigerians to come to his aid both financially and spiritually. He cried out: “This is beyond me; I can no longer handle this on my own. I need financial assistance. Help me to beg Nigerians to help me so that I will not die. I need their prayers to survive this.” Bakare has also asked Nigerians to assist him. Good spirited Nigerians willing to help him are to send their widow’s mite to his ECOBANK account, account number A/C No. 3872003592, account name is Olumide Bakare.