Friday, January 20, 2017

Barack & Michelle Obama Share Their Plans After Leaving The White House

Barack & Michelle Obama Share Their Plans After Leaving The White House



With their time in the White House over, Barack and Michelle Obama have revealed their next plans.

The 55-year-old former U.S. President has plans to write a book, work on his presidential library, and start a foundation.

The Obama Foundation will be a living, working startup for citizenship — an ongoing project for them to shape, together, what it means to be a good citizen in the 21st century. They will be based on the South Side of Chicago and will have projects all over the city, the country, and the world.

Watch the Obamas talk about their next project below!
#InaugurationDay - Police Arrest 90 People Protesting Against Trump

#InaugurationDay - Police Arrest 90 People Protesting Against Trump


A group of protesters blocked security checkpoints  entrance at 19th and E streets in downtown Washington D.C. on Friday to protest against the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the U.S.

Some women tied themselves together with purple yarn and sat on the ground, blocking access to those trying to get through the security line at the inauguration venue at Capitol Hill, according to reports.

“Hey, hey, ho, ho! Donald Trump has to go!”
“End white supremacy!” the group of protesters chanted.
With signs, brass instruments and large wooden crosses, some of them danced, blew whistles and sang.

Police in the area kept at least one lane open to allow a few people to get through the checkpoint.
Those who made it past the protesters appeared unfazed.

Some demonstrators covered their faces with bandannas and told those going through, “you don’t want to go in there”.

Several anti-Trump protests were also popping up on Friday morning throughout the city.
At 14th and I streets NW, several anti Trump marchers chanted, “Whose streets? Our streets!”
One man carried a bundle of American flags over his shoulder.

“It’s not enough to continue shouting into the echo chamber of social media. We’re here to actually put our bodies on the line in support of our friends who are going to be targeted by this regime,” said Clara Mystif, 31, a writer from Florida.

At Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW, a security checkpoint there was shut down for 10 minutes because of protests but had since reopened, police said.

During the inauguration, black-clad activists smashed store windows, blocked traffic and fought with police in riot gear who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

Reuters reports that about 500 people, some wearing masks, marched through the city’s downtown, using hammers to claw up chunks of pavement to smash the windows of a Bank of America branch and a McDonald‘s outlet, all symbols of the American capitalist system.

Police detained dozens of people and said they had charged an unspecified number of people with rioting. According to CNN, 90 persons were arrested.

As soon as Trump was sworn in, a crowd of several hundred formed to call for their release turned violent, with some throwing bottles and rocks at police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

Two police officers sustained minor injuries from people who were trying to avoid arrest, police said.


Photo Credit: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Jammeh Has Agreed To Relinquish Power & Leave The Country

Jammeh Has Agreed To Relinquish Power & Leave The Country



President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow has confirmed that defeated president Yahya Jammeh has stepped down.

Barrow, on his twitter handle on Friday, @adama_barrow said: “I would like to inform you that Yahya Jammeh agreed to relinquish power and leave the country.”


Barrow on Thursday took the oath of office as Gambia’s new president.

He was sworn-in about 5PM Senegalese time at the Gambian High Commission in Dakar, Senegal.
Barrow succeeded Yahya Jammeh, who lost in the December 1 presidential election and refused to vacate office when his term expired midnight on Thursday.
New Video: Ezi Emela – Chineke Meh

New Video: Ezi Emela – Chineke Meh


Manchester Born, Ezi Emela continues to make her mark on the Afrobeats landscape with her newest single – ‘ Chineke Meh ’.

Teaming up with top producer P2J, the track is a perfect blend of Afrobeats, R‘n’B and a hint of Trap.

“I wanted to start 2017 with a bang,” says the vibrant songstress. “Teaming up with P2J made so much sense. He understood my sound and I am a big fan of his work. I’m so
excited to share this single with you – especially this video”.

Watch below!

Video: Rhagetti – Koloba

Video: Rhagetti – Koloba


“Finally! Rhagetti drops the visuals to the massive and widely accepted single “Koloba”. This time “La Wave” teamed up with director Adamsgud to serve his fans this crisp and entertaining visual worthy of the hit single that garnered positve ratings across nigeria and beyond.

 With a new single scheduled for release sooner than you expect, watch and enjoy the amazing visual as the #Koloba fever takes a new dimension.”
 
Video: Soulah – Say Yes!

Video: Soulah – Say Yes!


UK based Neo – Soul singer/songwriter – SOULAH is out with the visuals to her latest single titled Say Yes!!

Shot by Labi Odebunmi and produced by Ekelly.Enjoy this simple and classic interpretation of her song which guarantees to touch the depth of your soul.

Social Media Handles
Instagram – @Soulahserenades
Facebook @Soulah
Twitter @Boosolaho

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Video: Mz Kiss – Fuji ft. Awanjo

Video: Mz Kiss – Fuji ft. Awanjo

Capital Hill Music artiste, Mz Kiss is out with the official video to her hit single, Fuji. Seeing as she can switch effortlessly from one genre to the other, this video is bound to get you grooving.
Featuring the Awanjo dance group and cameo appearance by Fuji superstar, Pasuma, this is one video to look out for in 2017.
Directed by Clarence Peters.
Little wonder she keeps being at the top of her game.


Connect with MzKiss
Subscribe to her channel: http://bit.ly/1lobKYS
Twitter: Mzkiss – http://bit.ly/1xTnvvA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialmzk…
“I Am A Mother of 4”- Lolo Reveals On The Krystn Enem Show

“I Am A Mother of 4”- Lolo Reveals On The Krystn Enem Show


Celebrity On Air Personalit and versatile comedienne, Lolo, is the first guest to be featured on the latest season of the Krystn Enem show which premiered on the Pulse TV platform recently. The show which recently ratified a digital publishing deal is in its third season and is set to debut on Pulse, to rave review.

At about 3:54 into the video, she talks about her being a mother of 4 kids (3 boys and a girl) and revisits the subject of her family life, later on in the video when she casually shared her status as a single mother, having being recently separated (around 10:40 into the video).

Also in this video/episode, Lolo shares major keys to success as garnered in the course of her career. At about 4:10 into the video, she shares the importance of staying healthy to being successful as she admonished eating right and exercising. She hinted about the high expectations usually placed on women and the need for self discovery, from 5:20 into the video.

The interview rounds off with Lolo admonishing upcoming performers to dedicate effort to being original.

Watch it below!

D’Banj Releases Five New Videos On The Cream Platform

D’Banj Releases Five New Videos On The Cream Platform


The Kokomaster, D’banj has released five new videos for the winners of his CREAM initiative on the CREAM platform.

The newly released videos are that of Rayce, TK Swag, MKJ, Leke Benson and Legend Courage who are winners in their category.

C.R.E.A.M stands for Creative, Reality, Entertainment, Arts and Music. A platform that provides creative minds the opportunity to have their song recorded, help them shoot standard videos and collaboration with artiste of their choice. It’s also heavily involved in talent showca Dismiss se, promotion and showbiz marketing for people in the art.

D’banj launched the CREAM platform to contribute positively to the development of the music industry in Nigeria and help those in need of it find their feet and put their best foot forward in the entertainment industry. It’s a way to give back to the industry which made him. All activities concerning the CREAM are on www.thecreamplatform.com

The five winners of the CREAM so far are Rayce, TK Swag, MKJ, Leke Benson and Legendary Courage.

Read about the five artistes, their song and the new videos below.

Jebon Records Superstar Artist, Kingsley Amoni Irase popularly known as Rayce is one of the Nigerian hit making artist no doubt with his back to back hit songs from Baby Go Gaga Go, Tested OK, Just Like Dat, Jack Sparrow, Tetela, 21 Love Now Wetin Dey. The easy going musical artist, songwriter and producer is set to begin the year with his current single titled ‘Shiki-Shiki’ featuring African number one artiste D’banj who is also known as Ejanla.

Download, Watch and Enjoy Rayce x DBanj- ‘Shiki-Shiki’



Torkuma Davies Nyior TK Swag also known as Mr Alhaji is a graduate of pure chemistry who started music officially in Jos in 2009. TK Swag is the first winner on the CREAM platform. He is based in Jos and hails from Benue State. Download, Watch and Enjoy TK Swag– “Check your Alert”.
 
Read President Obama’s Final Letter To The American People

Read President Obama’s Final Letter To The American People

WASHINGTON, USA – DECEMBER 16: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference at the White House in Washington, USA on December 16, 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

President Obama has written his final letter to the American people – as today is his last day in office before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in.
He wrote:
“It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It’s a letter meant to share what we know, what we’ve learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that comes with the highest office in our land, and the leadership of the free world. But before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th. Because all that I’ve learned in my time in office, I’ve learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man. I’ve seen you, the American people, in all your decency, determination, good humor, and kindness. And in your daily acts of citizenship, I’ve seen our future unfolding,” he continued. “All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work — the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime. And when the arc of progress seems slow, remember: America is not the project of any one person. The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We the People.’ ‘We shall overcome’.”
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency
Police Raid Premium Times’ Office, Arrest Publisher & Journalist Over Alleged Libellous Story Against Army

Police Raid Premium Times’ Office, Arrest Publisher & Journalist Over Alleged Libellous Story Against Army


The Nigeria Police has arrested the publisher of Premium Times, an online newspaper in Nigeria.
Dapo Olorunyimi was arrested alongside the paper’s judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu when the police officers raided their office on Thursday.

According to the paper:
Plain-clothed officers conducted search at the office shortly after 5p.m. Thursday, and said they were acting on a complaint filed by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai.
The arrests came days after PREMIUM TIMES turned down the army’s demand to retract news stories about the Nigerian Army and its operations.
The paper’s Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, condemned the raid.
“They should stop deluding themselves that they can muzzle the press and intimidate PREMIUM TIMES,” said Mojeed. “They should know that our loyalty lies with our readers and the Nigerian people who have a right to know.”
He said the paper will continue “to discharge its responsibilities in line with global best practices, social responsibility and patriotism, even at great risk to our personal liberties”.
Video: Juls – Give You Love Ft. L.A.X

Video: Juls – Give You Love Ft. L.A.X

London Born Ghanaian DJ and Producer Juls graces us with visuals for his single with Nigerian Afrobeats Star L.A.X “Give You Love”. The song is slowly building and becoming a favorite.
The song definitely depicts a traditional wedding vibe and the production by Juls once again is top notch.
“The aim was to create a song particularly for weddings or for couples who want that entrance song. L.A.X and I discussed the concept once I sent him a bunch of beats and he laced it easily.
On a personal front, the song is dedicated to my other half. If you love and care for someone deeply you would want to spend the rest of your life with that person. She’s special and the main
reason why I have had patience with trying to do music and make a mark with my sound.
With the video, I wanted to take it back home and try to depict a short African story with good imagery. The director Kemist Gold and his team did a marvelous job.”
Wonderful storytelling visuals shout out to the director! As usual, Juls and L.A.X came through.
George Clooney & His Wife Amal Are Expecting Twins

George Clooney & His Wife Amal Are Expecting Twins



In Touch magazine has exclusively announced that Amal Clooney is pregnant with twins — a boy and a girl — with her husband (and first-time dad) George Clooney!

“Amal is pregnant with twins: a boy and a girl,” an insider close to the lawyer, 38, tells In Touch exclusively. “When George and Amal found out it was twins they were surprised, but also a little scared because they both had said that one was enough. But the news that it was a boy and a girl made them both really happy. They feel like they’ve hit the family jackpot.”

The insider also mentions George is taking the news surprisingly well, considering he didn’t want to have children.

“He’s gone from never wanting to be a father to being totally excited about Amal’s pregnancy and the thought of raising two children who will call him Dad,” the insider tells In Touch. “He’s been doting on Amal’s every need and talking to her belly. He’s also having a blast coming up with baby names.”




According to In Touch, the pair started to trying for children over the Summer and with little success, they eventually turned to IVF, which was difficult because “Amal is afraid of needles,” but it all worked out in the end!

“They can’t believe in just a few months, they’re going to have two babies,” the insider tells In Touch. “They’re having so much fun looking at all the latest baby gadgets and getting everything ready for the twins. They’re going to be such amazing parents.”

We’re excited for the Clooneys and can’t wait to meet their twins and see Amal’s stylish baby bump looks!


Source: In Touch
Adama Barrow Takes Oath Of Office, Orders Armed Forces,Demands Loyalty From the Gambian Army

Adama Barrow Takes Oath Of Office, Orders Armed Forces,Demands Loyalty From the Gambian Army


Adama Barrow was on Thursday sworn in as the third president of The Gambia in an inauguration which took place in the country’s embassy in Senegal.

President of the Gambian Bar Association, Sherrif Tambadou, conducted the exercise as Barrow took the oath of office.

Barrow was relocated to Dakar by the ECOWAS Mediation Team led by Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari.

Ousted Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, who had earlier conceded defeat in the December 1 presidential election, but later rejected the result of the poll, has yet to vacate office in spite of regional and international intervention.

Barrow, in his inaugural speech, said that there was no loser in the elections and called for national unity among all citizens.



He also urged personnel of the Gambian Armed Forces to remain loyal to the Constitution.
“As Commander-in-Chief, I call on all personnel of the armed forces and other security agencies to be loyal to the Constitution and the Republic. As their Commander-in-Chief, I command all members of the Armed Forces to remain in the barracks and those found wanting or in possession of firearms without my command shall be considered rebels,” he said.
The president also said that his administration had developed a think-tank to put in place inclusive development, and urged all Gambians to “join hands to effect the change that will bring liberty and prosperity to everyone”.
Addressing Jammeh after the swearing in, Barrow said:
I am urging you to keep your word and adhere to the will of Gambians. You and I are age mates. On the date of my celebration in Gambia, I will invite you and former President Jawara because we are all Gambians and you were here before me.
He commended the efforts of ECOWAS, African Union, United Nations and the international community for the efforts made to support the will of the Gambian people.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by ECOWAS Commission President, Marcel de Souza, ECOWAS Parliament President, Moustapha Cisse Lo and ECOWAS Commissioner, Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Alima Ahmed.

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of UN Office for West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, was also present at the ceremony.
Members of the diplomatic community were also represented.



The UN Security Council has also affirmed that Barrow is now the legitimate President of The Gambia, declaring that “former President Yahya Jammeh is out”.

The President of the Security Council, Olof Skoog (Sweden), told the UN Correspondents after the adoption of the Resolution 2337 (2017) by consensus by the 15-Member Council.
The Resolution was sponsored by Senegal on the situation in The Gambia.

The Resolution by Senegal, sought the Council’s approval and support for ECOWAS to take all necessary actions to remove Jammeh and install Barrow as President.
“I just made a call to The Gambia’s President Adama Barrow to tell him that the Security Council is behind him and support him as the president. The Security Council affirmed support to President Barrow. The Resolution adopted just now is political.
There is a strong request to former president Yahya Jammeh to carry out peaceful transfer of power to President Barrow. The Council resolved that the will of the people of the Gambia as expressed on Dec. 1 must be fully respected. That is the message of the UN Security Council.
The Council urged all parties to exercise restraints. Jammeh is now out. The Security Council is now behind ECOWAS stands behind the efforts of ECOWAS to resolve the issue. The Council is following the events in The Gambia closely.
The Security Council has directed the Secretary-General to report to the Council within the next 10 days. We know as we speak, political efforts are still ongoing to resolve the crisis peacefully,” Skoog said after the adoption of the Resolution.
He said that the Council wanted the political crisis to be resolved as bloodlessly as possible and would have preferred a peaceful resolution, if Jammeh would heed the call.
The Members of the Security Council, who contributed to the debate of the Resolution, included China, Japan, Russia, U.S., Senegal, among others.

They all affirmed their support to the Resolution and expressed concerns on the consequences of Jammeh’s action on the civilians in the country, the sub-region and the region, as a whole

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nigerian US Army Veteran Assassinated By Unknown Gun Men In Imo

Nigerian US Army Veteran Assassinated By Unknown Gun Men In Imo




Late Chuks Okebata



A Nigerian man was murdered a couple of days ago in Imo State by unknown gunmen.
According to his sister, he had served in the U.S military and recently “completed his mansion” in his hometown.


The sister said on Facebook:
What a wicked world…. who has done this to My BIG BRO? A USA veteran who just came back this Xmas after building his beautiful house(mansion)in the village not knowing that the enemies has an evil plan against him.
They abducted and shot him dead yesterday night. I Can’t believe this, can someone wake me up from this nightmare? Who did this to u Bro?
I could remember the last time we spoke on phone that whn u come bk, we will visit the LESS PRIVILEGE nd nt knowing dt this will be the last call we made. Can’t stop crying for you BRO CHUKS . An iroko has fallen. Those that killed you will never know peace and their generation will never go unpunished. GOD WILL AVENGE FOR YOU R.I. P (LA NA UDO)



While nothing is yet known about the deceased’s murderers, one of his sisters has gone on to Facebook to share videos of an altercation between him and his wife (who is also a Nigerian) in the U.S.
Clearly, the couple had issues with custody of the children, as his wife ordered him to leave the house otherwise she will call the police. He also attested to the fact that he had no right to be in the house at that time as he told the children to call the police if they want to come with him, otherwise he’ll go to jail.
Nigerian Military Airstrike Targeting Boko Haram In Borno Accidentally Kills Over 50 Civilians,Including Red Cross Officials

Nigerian Military Airstrike Targeting Boko Haram In Borno Accidentally Kills Over 50 Civilians,Including Red Cross Officials

 

Once again, Boko Haram has caused the death of innocent Nigerians, though, this time, the Nigerian Military is to blame.

Over 50 people have been killed and 120 others wounded when the Nigerian military accidentally bombed a refugee camp in the Nigeria’s northeast.

The incident took place yesterday, Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 9am in Rann, Borno state which is considered as one of Boko Haram’s strongholds.

The strike took place as aid workers distributed food to civilians.

Nigeria’s air force said a fighter jet was on a mission against the group’s fighters when it accidentally struck the camp and killed an unknown number of refugees and aid workers.

Aid organizations Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) were working at the camp when it was hit. The ICRC has revealed that its team members are amongst the dead and injured.


Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this during a press briefing on Tuesday in Maiduguri.
“This morning, we received a report about the gathering of Boko Haram terrorists around Kala Balge area of Maiduguri.
I coordinated and I directed that the air component of the operation should go and address the problem. “Unfortunately, the strike was conducted but it turned out that other civilians were somewhere around the area and they were affected.
So far, it is a little bit disturbing; death has occurred. There are casualties; there were deaths and injuries but on the actual number of casualties, we would get back to you later.
“I am yet to get the number of casualties of civilians killed, but two soldiers were also affected. “Some humanitarian staff of Medicines Sans Frontiers and some staff of International Committee of Red Cross(ICRC) were also affected. “We are sending helicopters to evacuate those that were critically wounded, including our wounded soldiers.”
 Tiwa Savage To Perform At The Essence ‘Black Women In Music’ An Official Grammy Week Event

Tiwa Savage To Perform At The Essence ‘Black Women In Music’ An Official Grammy Week Event



Time Inc.’s Essence, the preeminent brand for African-American women, will host its highly anticipated 8th annual “Black Women in Music”—an official GRAMMY® Week event—on Thursday, February 9, in Los Angeles.

The invitation-only soiree will salute the year’s extraordinary GRAMMY nominees and fête four-time GRAMMY winner Erykah Badu on the 20th anniversary of her groundbreaking debut album, “Baduizm.”

The evening will also feature a performance by MAVIN Records and Roc Nation managed artist Tiwa Savage, an award-winning Nigerian singer songwriter making an indelible impact in the U.S.
Chioma Obiadi Wins Miss Nigeria 2016,See Photos From the Ater-Party

Chioma Obiadi Wins Miss Nigeria 2016,See Photos From the Ater-Party



Congratulations to the newly crowned 40th Miss Nigeria 2016 Chioma Obiadi representing Anambra State, who won the coveted crown on Monday 19th December at Eko Hotel. the show was awesome with judges being given the hard task selecting the winning Queen.

The celebrations continued into the early hours of the morning – The Miss Nigeria official & exclusive after-party was a blast and awash with dignitaries, celebrities & Miss Nigeria Beauty Queens past and present – held at EKO HOTEL Irish Hall, it was organised by NMO Management & PR Ltd in association with Daily Times Nigeria and LoudNProudLive Series.

Guests in attendance included Fidelis Anosike (Chairman Daily Times), Mo Abudu (CEO -Ebony Life TV), Rita Dominic, Peter Okoye (PSQUARE), Kunle Afolayan, Paul Okoye (Upnfront & Personal), Bisi Olatilo, Lessi Peter Vigboro (Miss Nigeria 2015), Ezinne Akudo (Miss Nigeria 2014), Debola Williams, Edi Lawani to name a few…

The entertainment provided by LoudNProudlive One Sound Band – was non stop and had all in full-flow groove mode, rocking & enjoying live set performances courtesy of SQIU who successfully serenaded the newly crowned Miss Nigeria and DJ Looney Tunz who took the party spirit to another level with back to back jams that kept the party grooving to 5am… Safe to say all had a fun time.  We look forward to 2017…

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