Wednesday, December 6, 2017

FG  Approves Establishment Of 6 New Private Universities

FG Approves Establishment Of 6 New Private Universities


The Federal Government of Nigeria has granted licences for the establishment of six new private Universities in the country.

The decision was reached at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) held on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The decision is part of steps taken to enable National Universities Commission (NUC) ensure maximum supervision in order to maintain required standards.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who briefed State House correspondents after the meeting listed the  6 new private universities.
Here is the full list of the 6 new private Universities below.
  • Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta State
  • Spiritan University, Nneochi, Abia State;
  • Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan
  • Pamo University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Atiba University, Oyo State
  • Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Lagos
The FEC also gave the Minister of Petroleum matching order to end fuel crisis by the end of this week.

Minister of information during the meeting insists that the government does not intend to increase pump price of petrol.
G-Worldwide Hits Back At Kiss Daniel With More Court Documents

G-Worldwide Hits Back At Kiss Daniel With More Court Documents


There seems to be no end in sight yet to the ongoing legal rift between G-Worldwide and Kiss Daniel. We earlier reported the response of Kiss Daniel’s Lawyer to the alleged breach of contract suit levelled against the artiste.
 
According to Kiss Daniel’s legal counsel, the court had not served them any letter or legal documents. In a recent development, his former label, G-Worldwide has accused Kiss Daniel and his legal team of trying to mislead the general public with wrong information.

While describing their action as unfortunate and disgraceful, G-Worldwide shared court papers that served to Kiss Daniel by The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Nigeria.

See Statement and Court Papers Below; 


Iyabo Ojo Releases Stunning Photos In Preparation For Her Birthday

Iyabo Ojo Releases Stunning Photos In Preparation For Her Birthday


 Iyabo Ojo is gearing up for her 40th birthday on December 21st and has shared some chic photos ahead of her special day.


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Video: Adekunle Gold – Money

Video: Adekunle Gold – Money


Adekunle Gold releases the official video of latest single ‘Money’.

Directed by Aje filmworks, the video showcases Adekunle’s value for money no matter how small the denomination.

Inspired by one of Adekunle’s trips to Dubai, the concept of the video shows what he wants his life to be like financially.

Money is an urban highlife song that speaks volumes about the realities of being without money; it expresses the singer’s prayers to God to help him out of his financial situation.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Gov.Rochas Appoinst His Sister As Commissioner For' Happiness And Couples’ Fulfillment'

Gov.Rochas Appoinst His Sister As Commissioner For' Happiness And Couples’ Fulfillment'


Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in 28 new commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state.

One of the commissioners sworn in by the governor is his biological sister, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha). She is now the state’s Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment.

Ololo, who is married to Chuks, an engineer, was the All Progressives Congress’ candidate into the House of Representatives for the Owerri Federal Constituency seat in 2015 and she has served in various capacities since Okorocha became the state governor in 2011.

She had, before her new appointment, served as her brother’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Domestic Matters.

Swearing in the new commissioners and the Transition Committee Chairmen on Monday at the Imo International Convention Centre, Owerri, the governor charged them to leave their marks in their respective ministries and local governments.

Okorocha said, “You are the privileged group that has the opportunity to make names for yourselves. I want to remind all of you that this appointment is not business as usual. We shall not tolerate any sharp practice or corruption of any type. Neither shall we accept indolence or laziness. You have been called to duty to help us to achieve our vision in the Rescue Mission Project.
“At this moment, I charge you all to be good ambassadors of the Rescue Mission wherever you find yourselves. To the Transition Committee Chairmen, you must ensure that ongoing projects must be completed especially the schools, chapels etc.”
Video: J.Martins Ft. Flavour – Obioma (Remix)

Video: J.Martins Ft. Flavour – Obioma (Remix)


Veteran hit-maker J.Martins and Oringo master Flavour closes the year 2017 with a monstrous remix to one of J.Martins songs “Obioma”.

the songsters with impeccable candor and matchless creativity returns to the studio to wow there legion of fans like never before. It’s only an empirical fact that, one of Nigeria’s most successful career musicians, J.Martins effortlessly enjoys admiration of a crowd of fans around Africa, thanks to his multifarious talents.

He teamed up with his igbo brother Flavour to bring us a song that’s good enough for this december celebrations .

He has this to say to his fans all over the world, I’m grateful to you all my super fans for showing me love and support. To all my friends and every lover of igbo music, I’m delighted to present to you by popular demand “Obioma Remix”.

I will like to recognize some friends of mine who made some extraordinary contributions on this project , i really doappreciate them all.

Avalon The Video Herbalist & His crew Members: Monkas Kalu ( a very good friend and big brother indeed ): George Nathanael.

For every great music fan and fanatic, “Obioma Remix” takes us swiftly on a memory lane to how the genre affected our emotions and psyche. Enjoy the new anthem from J Martins the Urban Afro-Pop tastemaker whose respect for art is legendary.

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Kiss Daniel’s Lawyer Responds To G-Wordwide’s Lawsuit

Kiss Daniel’s Lawyer Responds To G-Wordwide’s Lawsuit


Counsel to Nigerian singer, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe popularly known has Kiss Daniel has responded to the earlier circulated legal publication by G-Worldwide accusing the singer of breach of his 7 years contract with the label.
 
In a fresh document issued by Kiss Daniel’s lawyer, it was revealed that Kiss Daniel formally terminated his contract with G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd through a letter on the 30th of October, 2017. The termination was said to have been done in complaince with the provisions of the Recording Contract between the artiste and the record label.

Here is the response from Kiss Daniel’s Lawyer Below;

 Federal Government Recovers $321m Abacha Loot

Federal Government Recovers $321m Abacha Loot


The Federal Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Switzerland to recover $321 million stolen by former Head of State General Sani Abacha.

The announcement was made on the Federal Government’s official Twitter account @AsoRock.
The funds were initially frozen in Luxembourg, after being confiscated by Switzerland as part of criminal proceedings brought by the public prosecutor’s office of Geneva against Abba Abacha in December 2014.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by the Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami, with Switzerland and the World Bank.

Read the statement below:

Today at the Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) Meeting in Washington, DC, Nigeria signed an MOU with Switzerland for the return of USD$321 million in looted funds to Nigeria.
Nigeria is one of the 4 countries being prioritized for Asset Recovery assistance at this maiden edition of #GFAR2017. Fighting corruption – through institution-building, entrenching safeguards, and global collaboration – continues to be a priority for the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

We are grateful for the international support we’re getting in the fight against corruption. Global collaboration is critical to the success of the fight. We will continue to work to deepen mechanisms not just for asset recovery but for preventing corruption in the first place.

Nigeria will receive the sum of $321m stolen by the family of late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, following the signing of a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MOU) by Attorney General @AbubakMalamiSAN with Switzerland and the @WorldBank at #GFAR2017 #NigeriaGFAR.

The modalities for the return of the stolen funds are set out in the MOU that was signed by the three parties at #GFAR2017 on December 4, 2017. The return of the looted funds is in line with Switzerland’s policy of returning illegally-acquired assets.

The MOU stipulates that the restitution of funds will take place within the framework of a project known as the National Social Investment Program that will strengthen social security for the poor in Nigeria.

The MOU also regulates the disbursement of restituted funds in tranches and sets out concrete measures to be taken in the event of misuse or corruption, as well as allows the involvement of civil society in the monitoring of the restitution process.

These funds being returned to Nigeria – initially frozen in Luxembourg – were confiscated by Switzerland as part of criminal proceedings brought by the public prosecutor’s office of Geneva against Abba Abacha in December 2014.

Nigeria will use the opportunity of the #GFAR2017 meeting at the headquarters of @IFC_org in Washington, DC to negotiate the return of other assets and also engage in bilateral meetings with several other countries.

The Nigerian delegation to #GFAR2017 includes @AbubakMalamiSAN, Attorney General & Min of Justice, @JulietIbekaku, Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reform, & Coordinator, @ogpnigeria; as well as civil society organizations represented by Reverend David Ugolor, ED, @aneejnigeria
Kiss Daniel & G-Worldwide Entertainment  Reportedly In Heated Court Battle

Kiss Daniel & G-Worldwide Entertainment Reportedly In Heated Court Battle


Nigerian singer Anidugbe Tobiloba Daniel popularly known as Kiss Daniel has been dragged to court by his former label G-Worldwide Entertainment,according to a report by PUNCH.

The singer just recently floated his own personal label Flyboy I.N.C after announcing his exit from the label he had represented for close to 5 years. He also dropped a new single titled “NO DO“, his first under the new imprint.

G-Worldwide through their lawyers Calmhill Partners have however now dragged the singer to court for “taking steps to appoint a new manager, solicit for bookings, and has continued to negotiate and enter performance agreements in respect of the songs from the album “New Era“, and “Evolution” which is set to be released soon containing singles such as “Yeba“, “For You“, “Senorita“, “Sofa” and others, produced under the contract, including using the stage name ‘Kiss Daniel’ without the company’s prior consent and permission.”

According to PUNCH, a Federal High Court in Lagos on the 30th of November ruled that all parties should maintain their status quo pending the final hearing. The court order which was signed by Hon. Justice Babs Kuewumi read:

The import of the order being that the state under which the parties existed under the contract should be preserved until the court makes a determination of the motion on notice filed by the company.

All and any dealings in respect of the upload, distribution, and or performance of any of the songs, as well as the use or exploitation of the name ‘Kiss Daniel’ can therefore only be entered or made with the prior written consent and permission of the company as provided under the contract.

It is hereby ordered as follows that in the interim both parties are ordered to maintain the status quo ante bellum under the recording contract pending the hearing of the motion on notice.
Video: Jeff Akoh – Shokolokobangoshe

Video: Jeff Akoh – Shokolokobangoshe


Following up on the release of his Lokoja album, Temple Music act, Jeff Akoh serves up a hot new two-part video for his hit new song, Shokolokobangoshe which has been burning the charts.

Excellently delivered by the former Project Fame Winner, the critically-acclaimed song was produced by award-winning producer, Cobhams Asuquo. The beautiful medley of sounds is inspired by a favourite Nigerian childhood fun rhyme.

Watch!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

#EndSARS: Nigerians Say ‘Enough Is Enough’ To Extra-Judicial Killings & Harassments

#EndSARS: Nigerians Say ‘Enough Is Enough’ To Extra-Judicial Killings & Harassments




The Nigeria Police Force has reacted to widespread complaints about abuses by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as the hashtag #EndSARS trends on social media.

This is coming after thousands of Nigerians have taken to social media to share their tales of woe and unsavoury experiences with SARS officers, with some calling the police department “a cluster of criminals in uniform.”

Allegations of extra-judicial killings, torture, wanton arrests for bribes and other menacing conducts flooded social media since Saturday, with citizens taking their rage to the Internet and demanding action.

Reacting to this, the Nigeria Police Force Assistant PRO Annex, Aliyu Giwa, wrote on Twitter:

“Fam I know it so disheartening seeing some officers acting uncivilised and unruly. I sympathise with Nigerians who must have found themselves in such situations and believe me the authority is not happy about it! “Trust me the authority have (sic) taken actions on this issue.”

Also, the PCRRU, on Saturday, December 2, using the official Twitter handle, asked Nigerians to feels free to voice there complains about the operations of SARS.

“Do you have any complaints about your contact with SARS? You don’t need to know their names, all we need you to provide are details of the occurrence (action/act) with DATE, TIME & PLACE. Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) #BailisFree #NoToImpunity. Please share this message.” the tweet read.

The channels listed on the poster are, 08057000001 and 08057000001 for calls; 08057000003 for SMS and WhatsApp messages; 2BA2B5DE for BlackBerry messages with the assurance that all complains will be treated swiftly.

Meanwhile, scores of Nigerians have narrated their ordeals after encountering SARS personnel in different parts of the country.













Using the hashtag #EndSARS, Nigerians have been calling on the federal government to scrap the police unit. A petition on scrapping SARS has been addressed to the national assembly. It is understood that the petition has been signed by 10,195 people at the time of this report.
Abuja Terror Alert- US, UK Warn Its Citizens In Nigeria

Abuja Terror Alert- US, UK Warn Its Citizens In Nigeria


The governments of the United Kingdom and the United States have warned their citizens of terrorist groups’ threat to carry out bomb attacks in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, during the Yuletide.

In a travel advisory to its citizens, the UK government listed worship places, malls and markets amongst other places that should be avoided.
The advisory read: “The risk of terrorist attack increases around religious festivals, so will be elevated in the run up to and throughout the Christmas and New Year holiday period.”
“Terrorist groups have threatened to conduct bombings and attacks in the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) area during this period.
“You should avoid places where crowds gather, including religious gatherings and places of worship, markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, transport hubs and camps for displaced people.”
In the same vein, the US embassy in Nigeria has asked its citizens to be security conscious and “remain aware of your surroundings.''
It read: “The US Mission urges all US citizens to exercise caution in and around shopping centers, malls, markets, hotels, places of worship, restaurants, bars, and other places where crowds gather in and around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from now through the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.
“Terrorist groups have threatened to conduct bombings and attacks in this area during this period.” “The US Mission remains concerned about potential attacks in the states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and Yobe.  Travellers are urged to avoid those states through the end of the year.
“Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.”
Burna Boy Will Honour Police Invite When He Returns To The Country – Management

Burna Boy Will Honour Police Invite When He Returns To The Country – Management




There is still no end in sight in the case of robbery and assault involving controversial reggae-dancehall singer, Damini Ogulu, better known as ‘Burna Boy’, and Grafton Records music act, Abiye David Jumbo, aka ‘Mr. 2Kay.
 
After being declared wanted by the Police for masterminding robbery attack and physical assault on his fellow musician, Mr. 2Kay, in his room at Eko Hotel and Suites on October 22nd, Burna Boy has failed to turn himself in for questioning .

Contrary to suspicions making the rounds that Burna Boy has intentionally refused to honour the invitation because he is guilty of the allegations levelled against him, Showtime’s investigation revealed that his absence has been as a result of his international engagement, but will return to Nigeria in December to honour police invitation.

According to a close source to Burna Boy’s management;

“Burna Boy is not in the country at the moment, but he’ll definitely be back in December because he has a show in Botswana on the 2nd of December, so he should be around after that date to honour the invitation.

Meanwhile, Mr. 2Kay’s management has pleaded with his fans and the general public to allow the police continue their investigation because the case is a criminal one and they are confident of the police’s competency to make sure culprits of the incidents are brought to book.

The management further disclosed that taking legal actions is dependent on the outcome of the talks between their lawyers and Eko Hotel, assuring that the public would be informed as the matter unfolds.
Atiku Joins PDP – “I Will Defeat Buhari In 2019”

Atiku Joins PDP – “I Will Defeat Buhari In 2019”


Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has announced his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The former VP, who recently resigned as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said in a live video broadcast on Facebook, on Sunday, that he is rejoining the PDP.

His Facebook post reads: “Hello, my name is Atiku Abubakar. I am speaking to you today on Facebook Live as I want to reach as many of our young people as possible as I have an important announcement to make about the future of Nigeria.
“As it is you, our youths, who represent the future of our nation. I have found in my travels across the country that whenever I get into conversationswith young people their number one concern is whether they will be able to get a job for without a job they have no means of sustaining themselves or begin a family.
“And without the security of a job we cannot have security in our country. So without jobs there is no future for you or for Nigeria. And I also know as a parent that the older generation is also concerned about jobs for their children and, too often today, for themselves as well.
“Creating jobs is something I know about as I have created over 50,000 direct jobs and 250,000 indirectjobs in my own State of Adamawa. And I also know how the Government can help create the right environment for businesses to create jobs. When I was Vice President in 1999 I was responsible for liberalising the telecomms sector which enabled us to increase the number of people who could access a phone from less than 1 million then to over 100 million today.
“This transformation resulted in the creation of hundreds of thousands of new jobs from the top-up card vendors you see on every street corner to the many new businesses that fed off the mobile phone revolution. Some of you may know that I was elected Vice President under the banner of the PDP, which is the political party I had helped to found some ten years before.
“And some of you may also know that I left the PDP four years ago when I believed it was no longer aligned to the principles of equity, democracy and social justice upon which we had founded it.
“I joined the APC as I had hoped it would be the new force that would help improve life for our people and I was excited about the party’s manifesto to create 3 million new jobs a year. The result has not been the change people had been promised or voted for, as in the last two years almost 3 million Nigerians have lost their jobs.
“And today with a record 25% of people aged 18-25 unemployed I can see how difficult it is for our youths to find a job. The key to creating jobs is a strong economy and that is what we are currently lacking.
“So today I want to let you know that I am returning home to the PDP as the issues that led me to leave it have now been resolved and it is clear that the APC has let the Nigerian people, and especially our young people, down.”
Atiku was quoted to have earlier said he is sure of defeating President Muhammadu Buhari “this time”, in reference to the 2019 presidential election.

The former VP was quoted as saying this in an interview with Dele Momodu on The Boss newspaper.
He said: “I will definitely beat him this time. He has wasted a lot of his massive goodwill. A lot of people are disgruntled but they are keeping quiet and lying low. Our youths are suffering terribly. They are even now being sold into slavery.
“Everyone knows my track record of inviting and attracting a good team and giving them the opportunity to work professionally. Nigerians are tired of leaders who cannot think big and work big.”
#BBNaija To Begin Audition For 3rd Edition – N45M For Grabs | Check More Details

#BBNaija To Begin Audition For 3rd Edition – N45M For Grabs | Check More Details


The season three of Nigeria’s popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, better known as BBNaija is here again, and with its third edition.
 
The management of the reality show made the announcement on its official Twitter account on Thursday.

“You’ve waited all year now it’s finally here! #BBNaija returns for a 3rd edition in 2018 and if you’d like to become a Housemate, here’s what you need to know!” the announcement read.

You’ve waited all year now it’s finally here! #BBNaija returns for a 3rd edition in 2018 and if you’d like to become a Housemate, here’s what you need to know! https://t.co/H5uACX9CuQ pic.twitter.com/tR2mPSQ40T

#BBNaija Is Back! To Begin Audition For 3rd Edition – N45M For Grabs | Check Details

It would be recalled that the second edition which was shot in South Africa and was won by rapper, Efe Ejeba.

Efe was crowned the winner “based on logistics” at the grand finale of the reality TV show, which was held on Sunday night, April 9, 2017.

The young man – from Warri Delta State – who was born in Jos went home with N25m cash and a brand new Sport Utility Vehicle.
Toyosi Phillips Shares Wedding Planning Mistakes On A New Episode Of “As Toyo Sees”

Toyosi Phillips Shares Wedding Planning Mistakes On A New Episode Of “As Toyo Sees”


Media personality Toyosi Phillips who recently got married to actor Daniel Etim Effiong is out with a new episode of her vlog series “As Toyo Sees”.

On this episode, she shares some mistakes she made during the planning of her wedding, which she planned herself, and how to avoid getting yourself into the situations she found herself in.

Watch!

Friday, December 1, 2017

#WorldCupDraw : Nigeria To Face Argentina, Croatia And Iceland In Group D

#WorldCupDraw : Nigeria To Face Argentina, Croatia And Iceland In Group D


The Super Eagles of Nigeria were, on Friday, drawn in Group D to play against Iceland, Croatia and Argentina in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup.

Nigeria will play its first game of the world most prestigious competition against Croatia.

Hosts Russia play Saudi Arabia in the World Cup’s opening game in Moscow on 14 June.

Holders Germany are in Group F with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea while five-times winners Brazil are in Group E alongside Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.

England meanwhile have been drawn with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in World Cup Group G
Group B has Spain and Portugal along with Morocco and Iran.

The 2018 tournament takes place in 12 stadiums across Russia between 14 June and 15 July.

The complete World Cup draw!

Group A
 
Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
 
Group B
 
Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
 
Group C
 
France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
 
Group D
 
Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Group E
 
Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
 
Group F
 
Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
 
Group G
 
Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
 
Group H
 
Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

 
Selena Gomez Opens Up About Kidney Transplant As She Covers Billboard’s “Woman Of The Year” Issue

Selena Gomez Opens Up About Kidney Transplant As She Covers Billboard’s “Woman Of The Year” Issue


American superstar Selena Gomez is the cover star for Billboard‘s “Woman of the Year” 2017 issue. The singer who recently revealed she had to undergo a kidney transplant as a result of complications from lupus, opens up on how comfortable she feels with her scar, her breakup from The Weeknd and what brought Justin Bieber back into her life.

Read excerpts below:

On how comfortable she feels with her scar:

I do. I didn’t, but I do now. It was really hard in the beginning. I remember looking at myself in the mirror completely naked and thinking about all the things that I used to bitch about and just asking, “Why?” I had someone in my life for a very long time who pointed out all the things that I didn’t feel great about with myself. When I look at my body now, I just see life. There are a million things I can do — lasers and creams and all that stuff — but I’m OK with it. And by the way, there’s nothing wrong with [plastic surgery]. Cardi B has been my inspiration lately. She’s killing it, and she is proud of everything she has done. So there is absolutely zero judgment on my end. I just think for me, it could be my eyes, my round face, my ears, my legs, my scar. I don’t have perfect abs, but I feel like I’m wonderfully made.

On how she feels about the recent increase in women speaking up against their predators:

I feel all those things. I’ve cried. But I definitely feel hopeful. As people speak out, I hope that feels powerful to them, because they deserve to feel that. I’m fortunate enough not to have experienced some of the traumatic things that other women have had to go through. I’ve known people in my family who’ve gone through those things. I try to let people come to me and open up, to make a safe environment for them to do so.

On whether or not she is working on new music:

I am. I mean this in a very loving way, [but] my label has been itching for all the music that I’ve been creating, and there is such power in saying “no”. I like how we’ve presented the music this year, because it wasn’t in an aggressive way; it felt very genuine. I’ve canceled the past two tours I’ve done, so that’s something I’ve considered deeply too. How will I step on that stage and just completely own it and wear it proudly? In the past, I just kept reaching for something: “The costume is not glittery enough. What is going to pull them in? Everybody keeps looking at me like I’m this young girl.”

On what brought Justin Bieber back into her life:

I’m 25. I’m not 18, or 19, or 20. I cherish people who have really impacted my life. So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn’t right. But that doesn’t mean caring for someone ever goes away. And [that goes for] people in general. I mean, I grew up with Demi [Lovato]Nick and Joe [Jonas] and Miley [Cyrus] — we’ve gone through seasons in our lives. I don’t think it’s as serious as people make things out to be half the time. It’s just my life. I grew up with all of these people, and it’s so cool to see where everybody is. It comes back to the idea of me remaining full. I think a true representation of love is beyond just yourself. It’s me going to get coffee earlier this morning and talking with a woman who was celebrating her birthday and going to Disneyland for the first time. I told her about my favorite things there, and she got excited, and then I got excited because she was excited. The littlest things are impactful.
Seyi Shay Stops Traffic In US After Stepping Out In Risque Outfit

Seyi Shay Stops Traffic In US After Stepping Out In Risque Outfit



Seyi Shay is currently in New York after attending and winning awards at the recently held Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) 2017.

Last night she stepped out for a celebratory dinner at the famous TAO restaurant and her outfit has got her fans buzzing.

The singer left little to the imagination clad in a sheer dress from NY-Based Senegalese designer Sukeina. The dress is called the “Coco” dress and it features ink silk fringes braided into black honeycomb mesh with black lace and crystal embroidery.
Union Bank Claims Ownership Of Ikoyi Flat Where NIA Cash Was Recovered

Union Bank Claims Ownership Of Ikoyi Flat Where NIA Cash Was Recovered


Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has claimed ownership of Flat 7B in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, where the Federal Government on June 6, recovered $43,449,947 (about N13billion), N23, 218,000 and £27,800 (about N10.6milion).

THEWILL had exclusively reported that the cash found in the flat belonged to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) while the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused former NIA Director-General, Ayodele Oke, of fraudulently converting the agency’s funds.

In its application before the Federal High Court in Lagos, the bank prayed the Court to vacate an interim order forfeiting the flat to the Federal Government.

The court, had on November 9, ordered the flat’s temporary forfeiture to the Federal Government as Justice Saliu Saidu ruled that it would be permanently forfeited if no one turned up to justify its ownership within 14 days.

However, Union Bank’s lawyer, Chief Ajibola Aribisala, SAN said he filed an application seeking to vacate the interim forfeiture order.

In a supporting affidavit, the bank said the flat was part of 16, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, belonging to Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Muazu covered by a certificate of occupancy dated September 27, 2009 and registered as 97/97/2009 in the Lands Registry Office, Alausa.

According to the bank, Muazu mortgaged the property to it by virtue of a Tripartite Deed of Legal Mortgage dated November 1, 2011 revealing that the property was a security for a loan granted to Tripple A Properties & Investment Ltd.

It claimed that the property’s original titled deed had been vested in it adding that the loan was yet to be liquidated despite its tenor expiring.

However, EFCC, in its counter affidavit, argued that the bank lacked the locus standi to challenge the forfeiture insisting that Mrs Oke made cash payment of $1,658,000 in tranches of $700,000, $650,000 and $353,700, for the flat’s purchase between August 25 and September 3, 2015.

In a supporting affidavit deposed to by an investigating officer, Mr Musa Giwa, the agency said Mrs Oke gave the cash to a bureau de change operator, Alhaji Shehu Usman Anka, to pay for the flat.

It added that when it recovered the huge cash from the flat on April 12, it also recovered several documents indicating that the flat belonged to Chobe Ventures, including invoices and cash receipts issued to the company.

It claimed to have written the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) for the particulars of Chobe Ventures’ directors, following which the CAC affirmed that the directors of Chobe Ventures were Mrs Folade Oke and Mr Ayodele Oke Jr.

Justice Saidu adjourned till January 12 for the hearing of Union Bank’s application as an interested party.
Russell Simmons Steps Down From His Companies After Sexual Assault Allegations

Russell Simmons Steps Down From His Companies After Sexual Assault Allegations

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)

Russell Simmons has decided to step down from the companies her founded, Def Jam Recordings and Rush Communications, in the wake of multiple sexual assault allegations.

On Thursday the 60-year-old music mogul released a statement after allegations by screenwriter Jenny Lumet asserted that she was sexually assaulted by Simmons in 1991.

“I got into the car with you,” Lumet recalled. “The driver began to drive. I assumed you knew where I lived, because you had sent me 250 balloons, but I gave the driver my address on 19th Street and 2nd Avenue. You said to the driver: ‘No.'”

Lumet is the second woman to come forward with claims against Simmons.
Last week, Simmons refuted a claim of sexual assault from a Keri Claussen Khalighi, who says he forced her to give oral sex and then penetrated her in the shower as a 17-year-old model. “Everything that occurred between Keri and me occurred with her full consent and participation,” he said in a statement.

Now, Simmons is taking a different stance regarding the additional claim of sexual assault.
“I have been informed with great anguish of Jenny Lumet’s recollection about our night together in 1991,” Simmons said in a statement. “I know Jenny and her family and have seen her several times over the years since the evening she described. While her memory of that evening is very different from mine, it is now clear to me that her feelings of fear and intimidation are real. While I have never been violent, I have been thoughtless and insensitive in some of my relationships over many decades and I sincerely and humbly apologize.”

The statement continued: “This is a time of great transition. The voices of the voiceless, those who have been hurt or shamed, deserve and need to be heard. As the corridors of power inevitably make way for a new generation, I don’t want to be a distraction so I am removing myself from the businesses that I founded. The companies will now be run by a new and diverse generation of extraordinary executives who are moving the culture and consciousness forward. I will convert the studio for yogic science into a not-for-profit center of learning and healing. As for me, I will step aside and commit myself to continuing my personal growth, spiritual learning and above all to listening.”

Def Jam was founded by Simmons and Rick Rubin in 1984 with their early artists being LL Cool J, Run DMC, Public Enemy and The Beastie Boys. Simmons was also the CEO of Rush Communications that worked on philanthropy efforts among other causes.

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Rapper DMX Faces 5 Years In Jail Over Tax Evasion

Rapper DMX Faces 5 Years In Jail Over Tax Evasion


DMX, the US rapper best known for his taunting song ‘Party Up (Up in Here),’ faces prison time after he pleaded guilty to evading $1.7 million in tax payments.

Prosecutors said the 46-year-old rapper and actor avoided taxes by living virtually only on cash, without maintaining a bank account or filing required returns to the Internal Revenue Service.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, admitted guilt before a federal judge in New York and agreed to pay back taxes, prosecutors said.

The rapper, who will be sentenced on March 29 and faces up to five years in prison, could have been hit with up to 40 years in prison if he had been tried and convicted on all counts.

“No matter who you are or whatever fame you may have achieved, the law applies equally to all, and no one is exempt from the shared obligation to pay our taxes,” Joon Kim, the acting US attorney for the southern district of New York, said in a statement.

With his deep voice and dark, often violent lyrics, DMX became a major star in hip-hop in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

He has faced frequent legal problems on charges that include animal cruelty, drug possession and failure to pay child support.
5 Foods That  Reduces Blood Pressure

5 Foods That Reduces Blood Pressure



High Blood Pressure which causes stroke, hypertension and heart attack is quite prevalent in the society today because of anxiety and overthinking. But do you know that there are some foods that you can eat to lower blood pressure? We will share some of these foods...

Milk

A daily dose of a cold glass of milk offers a solid serving of both calcium and vitamin D, nutrients that work as a team to help lower blood pressure by 3 to 10 percent.

Eggs

Egg whites can help reduce blood pressure as it is a solid source of protein, vitamin D, and other healthy nutrients. These nutrients can effectively counter high BP and take it down to a minimal level.

Bananas

Eating foods that are rich in potassium is better than taking supplements. Slice a banana into your cereal or oatmeal for a potassium-rich addition. You can also take one to go along with a boiled egg for a quick breakfast or snack.

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants called flavanols, which make blood vessels more elastic. Eat a bar of chocolate every day and make sure it contains at least 70 percent cocoa.

Olive oil

Olive oil is an example of a healthy fat. It contains polyphenols, which are inflammation-fighting compounds that can help reduce blood pressure.
Challenges Faced By Hotel Administrators In Nigeria

Challenges Faced By Hotel Administrators In Nigeria

Ijeoma Ugamah, General Manager, Maison Fahrenheit
“Not defining their USP (Unique Selling Proposition) and not understanding the target market are some of the challenges faced by hotel administrators in Nigeria’’ - Ijeoma Ugamah, General Manager, Maison Fahrenheit.

In this exclusive interview with Jumia Travel, Ijeoma Ugamah shares some insights on challenges faced by hotel administrators in Nigeria and some useful advice for students and upcoming hotel administrators in the hospitality sector.

Tell us a little about yourself, as it relates to your function in Maison Fahrenheit?

My name is Ijeoma Ugamah  and  I am  the General Manager  of  Maison Fahrenheit Hotel. Being the general manager means I oversee the day to day running of activities in the hotel and ensure that all works as it should for the pleasure and comfort of the guests.

What amenities can guests hope to enjoy from a hotel like yours? Any idea on some of the fun activities they engage in while they lodge here?

The lobby of the Maison Fahrenheit is an architectural delight and a poignant source of admiration for guests. The LA Spiga restaurant is a nice private spot in the hotel where guests can enjoy diverse and exotic drinks, as well as mouthwatering local and continental cuisines like Lamb Curry etc. Maison also features a private outdoor pool perfect for water aerobics and tropical Pinacolda, as well as the ever popular outdoor rooftop lounge.

In a few words, tell us what makes Maison Fahrenheit unique compared to other hotels and suites?

Well, first of all, Maison Fahrenheit is the first lifestyle hotel in Lagos, meaning we are more than a boutique hotel.  Maison has an Eat. Play. Stay culture embedded into the hotel’s operations to ensure guests enjoy their stay from the moment they walk into the door. Our service culture is also unique, as we are willing to go above and beyond to ensure that we offer guests impeccable service all through their stay in the hotel.

What can you say are some of the major challenges faced by hotel administrators in Nigeria? Any words on possible solutions to these challenges?

Not defining their hotel’s USP (Unique Selling Proposition) and not understanding who their target market is. Hotel administrators need to be able to define their USP and understand their target market, otherwise they are going to get it wrong and fall short in the delivery of impeccable and satisfying service to guests.

As a manager of this hotel, can you share one or two of the lessons you have learnt on travel and hotel management that can useful to students and upcoming hotel administrators in the hotel and tourism sector?

An important lesson I have learnt is the importance of defining your target market as a hotel. It simply boils down to the fact that as a hotel, not everyone can be your guest. The sooner you understand that as a hotel administrator, the easier it’ll be to keep your guests happy and deliver exceptional service to them. Also, it is also necessary to invest in marketing. After spending all that time defining your target market, how are you going to reach out to them or connect with them if you don’t market? Investing in marketing can help take your hotel out of obscurity and bring it into the ‘line of sight’ of your target market. Additionally, you should be strategic in your  thinking. As a hotel administrator, you should always have a plan because anything can happen and you have to be prepared for it.

For those looking to work in the hospitality sector in Nigeria, what will be your advice to them?

I’ll say they should have a passion for service. The hospitality sector is a service industry and you need to have a passion for service to thrive in it.

Video: Emem Washington - Flip The Page  (Feat. GodsWriter)

Video: Emem Washington - Flip The Page (Feat. GodsWriter)



US based Nigerian Gospel singer Emem Washington reintroduces her music video for the single "Flip the Page" featuring GodWriter. The single is also from her "Rebirth" album.

The video follows a non-linear structure but Emem's lyrics are quite articulate. It conveys the message of the need to rise to the occasion despite seemingly vicissitudes because God has already made a way. GodsWriter corroborates this with his rap verse.

Just like the name of the song implies, Emem flip sounds lacing trap beat elements on R&B. It is not uncommon of her to juggle Hip Hop and R&B however, the introduction of Trap Beat makes "Flip the Page" exciting. Leave it to Emem Washington to convey crucial messages through the most trendy and fun medium available to music.

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Confessions - The Tithes (Eps 15 )

Confessions - The Tithes (Eps 15 )


Pastor Muchroom's Episode 15 of confessions is out and it's titled "The Tithes". Find out what the present tithe discussion in the Naija cyber space did to Ade, a muchroom chapel member.

Ade hastens to Pastor Muchroom's house hoping to find a solution to a predicament. Watch and laugh like never before at the outcome.
PhynoFest 2017 Becomes Biggest Concert In Nigeria With Record Breaking Attendance Of Over 50,000 People

PhynoFest 2017 Becomes Biggest Concert In Nigeria With Record Breaking Attendance Of Over 50,000 People


The 3rd edition of the flagship annual event by Phyno, Phynofest, tagged the #shutdownreloaded, is come and gone.

As is typical with the fest this has come with more amazing moments, performances and a concert attendance of well over 50,000 people. The fest was held in the coal city of Enugu, Nigeria, and was brought to fans by Penthauze in conjunction with NairaBet.

 The fest kicked off on Saturday 18th November, with the 'Street Party' held in the Abakpa Nike area of Enugu, the hood where Phyno grew up and has shaped who he is as a global recording artiste of note. It was impossible to miss the love the hood had for their own.

 Events of the day saw Phyno engaged with children and all present, performance by upcoming acts, refreshments and lots of music. The Phynofest concert held on Sunday 19th November at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium; and riding on the success of the previous year this year's concert enjoyed class act performances and choreography by top performers like Phyno, DBanj, Yemi Alade, Runtown, Zoro, YCee, Flavour, Timaya, Runtown, Rude Boy, Lil Kesh, Mayorkun, Duncan Mighty.

The event was hosted by Olisa Adibua, with appearances from Nedu and official hype-man Ehiz. The upcoming artists were not left out as there were performances by next rated artistes from across the country. Highlights of the night were Phyno's headline live band performance, Zoro's entrance, Yemi Alade's scintillating performance, the KokomasterDBanj doing what he does best, and the list goes on and on. To round up events of the weekend, there was a post-concert after party, powered by Henessey.

 This year organizers of the event say that in maintaining the ultimate concert experience in these parts of the world a lot of planning had to go to improving its infrastructure, security and the roll-out of its volunteer programme (where youths had the opportunity to learn from a world class event and render voluntary service to community.

Volunteers were chosen across varying departments from media to venue management and welfare. Fans from other parts of the country were not left out as Phyno through the 'Super Fan' competition on social media and in partnership with Arik Air, gave 3 fans the opportunity to enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Enugu to be part of the festival. See more photos from the event below!