Wednesday, July 18, 2018

VIDEO: Emma Nyra – What Happened To The Love?

VIDEO: Emma Nyra – What Happened To The Love?


For Emma Nyra‘s birthday this year, she is choosing to bring awareness and bring aid to the distressed people of her country, Nigeria. She believes that Nigerians deserve a true democracy that’s going to advocate peace and bring solutions that actually work for the citizens.

With election year coming up, Emma Nyra‘s urging all of her followers to get their PVC and vote for a candidate that you truly believe will make a difference for its constituents.

Click the link https://fanlink.to/WHTTL to listen to this song she wrote titled #WhatHappenedToTheLove .
Proceeds from the song will be donated for Relief through her foundation #NyraPhoenix.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Waje Feat. Timaya – Kpolongo

Waje Feat. Timaya – Kpolongo

 
Award-winning singer and songwriter Waje releases ’Kpolongo’, a dancehall tune featuring Timaya. The new single off her forthcoming EP is produced by Micon and invites us briefly into the world of the singer and her lover.
 
Kpolongo, which means ‘loud‘, tells the story of two lovers who are not afraid to express how they feel about each other in the best way they know how – dance. In the song, Waje declares to her lover “Oh oo… no be every day I dey see bobo wey dey come correct…..”  and in response, Timaya sings …”I will never do you wrong e, I will treat you with care…..”. The song paints a visual story of two people who meet on the dance floor and enjoy moving to the beat of their hearts and the music. It is loud, as the song portrays, but it is also a private moment shared.
 
As usual, Waje’s vocals are impeccable. Even with the dancehall rhythm, we can still appreciate the intimacy of the song as she harmonizes with Timaya. The single has the potential to be enjoyed either at the club, a party or even just when you need an upbeat pick-me-up.
 
Listen here.
VIDEO: Skales – Fire Waist

VIDEO: Skales – Fire Waist


Baseline artiste Skales releases the official music video for his song “Fire Waist” off the Mr. Love album.
Fire Waist” features Tanzanian artiste Harmonize, and is a mid-tempo song perfect for mellow, laid back partying. It’s not hard to imagine enjoying this at poolside parties or barbeques this summer.
The video was directed by Sasha Vybz, and shot in Tanzania. In the video, we see Skales and Harmonize in several private party scenes surrounded by beautiful women showing off their dance skills as well as their beauty. There’s also some comic relief at the beginning, where they are learning what fire waist is.
Arsene Wenger- Staying At Arsenal For 22 Years Was A Mistake

Arsene Wenger- Staying At Arsenal For 22 Years Was A Mistake


Arsene Wenger has admitted that it was an error to stay at Arsenal for more than two decades claiming he was made to feel like “a prisoner”.

Arsene Wenger finally parted company with Arsenal at the end of last season following 22 years in charge amid growing pressure from the club’s fanbase.

In a revealing interview with RTL,  Arsene Wenger admitted that he possibly outstayed his welcome in North London, while also revealing that he rejected the chance to manage France on multiple occasions.

Asked what his biggest managerial mistake has been, Wenger replied: “Perhaps staying at the same club for 22 years. I’m someone who likes to move around a lot, but I also like a challenge. I’ve been a prisoner of my own challenge at times.”

On the topic of who he would ask for forgiveness, the Frenchman said: “All the people who I’ve made suffer. In my line of work, we are constantly making decisions that punish people, while making others happy.

“When you work with a 25-man squad, it’s basically making 14 people unemployed every Saturday or Tuesday. Also, the players for whom I never managed to find the key to helping them reach their potential.”

The long-ranging interview then turned to the subject of the France job, with Wenger revealing: “I’ve had the opportunity numerous times to be France manager.

“I’m not sure if it was before or after [Raymond] Domenech. Maybe both… I’ve always been more interested in the day-to-day aspect of management. I find it much more stimulating.
“It is a question I’ve been asking myself, if I should become a national team manager. A national team manager takes charge of ten games per year. In a club, you take charge of 60. My drug is the next match, so…”
Latest Football News Content Across Europe

Latest Football News Content Across Europe

Spain

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will only sanction the sale of Manchester United transfer target Gareth Bale if Romelu Lukaku moves in the other direction. (Don Balon)
And the European champions are closing in on the signing of another Premier League-based Belgian – Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois. The former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper could complete a £31m switch to the Bernabeu in the next few days. (Marca)

If Barcelona are unable to agree a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot they will turn their attention to Ajax’s Frenkie De Jong. The Dutch club are reluctant to part ways with the gifted 21-year-old before next summer, but Barca believe a bid of £44m will convince them to sell now. (Marca)

Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Real Madrid are also interested in De Jong but the Dutch youngster has eyes only for Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo)

Fulham have made a £1.3m offer for Espanyol goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez, 32, as they look to further bolster their squad for their return to the Premier League. (Lacontra Deportivo)
Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay has played down talk of a move for experienced Arsenal full-back Nacho Monreal. (Mundo Deportivo)
Atletico Madrid are on the verge of completing the signing of AC Milan striker Nikola Kalinic. The 30-year-old, who had a two-year spell with Blackburn Rovers earlier in his career, was sent home from the Croatia World Cup squad after refusing to come on as a substitute in a group game against Nigeria. (Marca)

Italy

Chelsea have identified Roma goalkeeper Alisson as their top target to replace Courtois, should the Belgian sign for Real Madrid. However, the 25-year-old Brazilian, valued at £62m by the Italian club, prefers a move to Liverpool as the Merseysiders can offer Champions League football this coming season. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

France

Monaco are closing in on the signing of CSKA midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, previously reported to be a Chelsea transfer target, although the French club are yet to agree a fee for the impressive 22-year-old playmaker. (L’Equipe)
Buhari Refuses To Sign “Child Protection” Bill & 3 Others

Buhari Refuses To Sign “Child Protection” Bill & 3 Others




According to a letter to the Senate, and read by the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki during Tuesday’s plenary, the bills included: The National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency (Establishment) Bill, 2018.

“Pursuant to Section 58 (4) of Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I hereby convey to the Senate, my decision, on (June 21, 2018) to decline Presidential Assent to the National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency (‘NCPEA’) Bill of 2018 recently passed by the National Assembly.

“The rationale for declining assent includes all the proposed duties and responsibilities of the proposed agency are currently the statutory responsibilities of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs.
“The creation of the NCPEA may lead to the duplication of mandates of Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), which would result in the wastage of scarce financial and other resources.
“Secondly, The courts and Tribunals (Standard Scale of Fines) Bill of 2017
“Pursuant to Section 58(4) of Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I hereby convey to the Senate, my decision, on (June 21, 2018) to decline Presidential Assent to The Courts and Tribunals Standard Scale of Fines Bill of 2017 recently passed by the National Assembly.
“Specifically, you may wish to note that the proposed standard scale of fines appears to be ambiguous, as it does not clearly state the manner by which any given offence will fall under a particular level on the scale.
“The proposed scale of fines may conflict with existing penalties and fines under extant laws which already impose penalties and fines for various offences. This may result in confusion.
“As the Naira’s value is dynamic, a fixed scale of fines may impair the ease of future review of Nigerian laws setting out penalties and fines for offences,” according to the letter.
The third Bill Buhari declined assent was the ‘Corporate Manslaughter Bill of 2018.’
“Specifically, my attention has been drawn to Section 1(5) of this Bill, which imposes a fine upon the mere indictment of a corporate organisation of the criminal offence of corporate manslaughter.
“This provision appears to be inconsistent with Section 36(5) of the 1999 Constitution, which enshrines the presumption of innocence until the alleged offender is convicted by a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction.
“The Bill should clearly specify the penalties to be imposed for the offences created by the Bill.”
The fourth Bill is The Agriculture Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
“My decision to decline Presidential Assent to the Bill is due to the fact that the increase in the fund size to N50 billion, which is a principal basis of the Bill, will not be effective as currently drafted.
“This is because the introductory language in Section 5(1) of the principal Act which sets out the size of the fund retains the original fund size of N100 million.
“I am ready to grant Presidential assent to this Bill once this drafting is rectified,” according to the letter.

(NAN)

Monday, July 16, 2018

VIDEO: Korede Bello X Gyptian X Young D X DJ Tunez – Stamina (International Remix)

VIDEO: Korede Bello X Gyptian X Young D X DJ Tunez – Stamina (International Remix)


Murder Beats Vibez and Bodega World Music officially Release the much anticipated music video for Stamina International Remix ft Mavin’s own Korede Bello x Jamaican Superstar Gyptian x Nigerian Super Producer Young D x Starboy’s Dj Tunez.

The video was shot in New York City by fast-rising Nigerian International Director Wole Ogundare and produced by Ms.Bodega of Bodega World Productions.

The video showcases the African Afropop culture vibe celebrating different women from different cultures. It celebrates Nigerian and Jamaican culture and collaboration.

Stamina Audio was produced by Young D and powered by Bodega World Music, Murder Beats Vibez, Mavin Records , Ryte Dyrekshan, Dj Tunez and Siderz Entertainment.

Pastor Okotie Declares Intention To Contest The 2019 Presidential Election

Pastor Okotie Declares Intention To Contest The 2019 Presidential Election


The Pastor of the Household of God Church, Rev. Chris Okotie, has once again declared his intention to contest Nigeria’s highest position with the current ruler in next year’s presidential election. 

The prominent cleric had contested the presidency three times earlier on the platform of the Justice Party (JP) in 2003 and 2007, while in 2011 he contested on the platform of Fresh Democratic Party (FDP).

On the three “failed” occasions, he said he received a divine mandate to enter the race.
But during last Sunday service in his church in the Oregun area of Lagos, he told the congregation that he had re-emerged from his political hibernation, based on his conviction that Nigeria needed a credible, dependable and a trustworthy man to lead.

The cleric, who posited that the problems bedevilling Nigeria were not political, said he believed that the solutions to such problems were neither in the hands of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) nor the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He said he had indeed written to the national chairmen of the two main parties, urging them not to field any presidential candidate for next year’s general elections but to adopt him (Okotie) as a consensus presidential candidate.

The cleric urged the APC and the PDP to support his proposed “Government of National Reconciliation and Reconstruction.”
It reads: “Nigeria has become a divided and segregated society like never before. We have become polarised by ethnicity, we have become balkanised by religious fundamentalism; we have become fractured by political insensitivity and leadership disability.
“I have re-emerged from my political hibernation to contest the office of President in the forthcoming elections. I am fully persuaded that Nigeria needs a man who is credible, dependable and trustworthy. A God-fearing man who is embroidered with compassion and love for (this) country. A man who will be readily accepted as a symbol of national unity, who can bring genuine reconciliation and guarantee peace and tranquillity in our nation.
“A man who is completely insulated from the variegated conflicts that mark the antecedents of our major political actors. A man who can apply the principle of malice towards none and charity for all; who can invoke a pan-Nigerian philosophy to reject the partisan provincialism of finger pointing at this time when Nigeria is threatened by existential adversaries. A man with the requisite intellectual capacity and moral perpendicularity. I believe that the benevolent grace of God has telescoped these virtues into my person, to prepare for such a time as this.”
“Nigeria is in dire need of restructuring. Our federalism is simply terminological inexactitude. It is a realistic piece of fakery. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is obsolete, retrogressive and subversive to the Nigerian cause. It can no longer subsist as a legal protocol to guarantee the peaceful coexistence of autonomous ethnicities. No extant or subsisting government can right these aberrations, for obvious reasons of parochial party considerations and entrenched partisan rivalries within the polity.”
“My mandate, therefore, will be to set up an interim government which I have christened GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL RECONCILIATION AND RECONSTRUCTION as the mechanical instrumentality for the crystallization of the new Nigeria of our dreams. It would be predicated on a new concept of Aboriginal democracy. Our current democracy has been hijacked by elitism, mysticism and Satanism.”
“Aboriginal democracy will focus on cultural historicity, evolutional modernity and global relativity as the necessary ingredients of our evolutional political indigenisation. Under this system, the current legislature would merge with the judiciary to create a unique judicature that administers justice and shares the enactment of legislative responsibilities with the Presidency. This would save us the huge cost of running the National Assembly and obviate all the paralyzing debates that often stalled the passage of bills.
In sincere humility and deference to our democratic institutions, I appeal to the APC to subscribe its support to this ideal by adopting me as a consensus presidential candidate at the next elections. I ask the APC, respectfully, within the confines of conventional propriety, to temporize and observe a peaceful hiatus in the commonality of the Nigerian brotherhood; and embrace me as a consensus remedial facilitator. This of course is tantamount to a paradigm shift and the only way forward. I have extended the same overtures to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”
“There is an intrinsic resilience embedded in our national psyche which must now be summoned to strengthen the feeble hands of discouragement and re-ignite hope in the Nigerian fraternity. This is our reasonable service. This is the season. This is the time to demonstrate our love for Nigeria. Indeed, love is coterminous with sacrifice.”
“I am fully persuaded that when posterity recalls our voluntary capitulations for the love of our great country, it shall be said that there were giants in Nigeria in those days.
May the blessing of the God of heaven be vouchsafed to you in the plenitude of His grace.
Rev. Chris Okotie
#Okotiesletter”
Bear in mind that after months of speculations, President Muhammadu Buhari on April 9, officially informed the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he will be seeking the party nomination to fly the party flag in the 2019 presidential election.
Atiku Commences Nationwide Tour Ahead Of 2019 Elections

Atiku Commences Nationwide Tour Ahead Of 2019 Elections


Nigeria’s former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has commenced a consultation and familiarisation tour across the country beginning from July 16, 2018 ahead of the presidential primaries of the party.

The ex-VP, who is a presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will begin with a scheduled visit to Gombe State today, then proceed to Borno State on Tuesday, Taraba on Wednesday and Adamawa on Thursday.

Looking at a schedule released by the Director General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation and former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, it is understood that Atiku will commence the South-west visitation on July 30 in Lagos while that of North-east will start from Jigawa on August 6 with North-west, South-east and North-central scheduled for August 7, August 13 and August 15 respectively.

Also, it was gathered that an official reception in respect of his presidential ambition has been slated for Saturday, July 21 in Yola by the Adamawa State chapter of the PDP, tagged “Mega Rally”.

The former VP will be battling the former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido; Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo; former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa; former Governors of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for the ticket of the PDP.

Bear in mind that the timetable released in January by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) mandates all political parties to conduct party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries between August 18 and October 7, 2018.
Gov.Ortom Withdraws From APC

Gov.Ortom Withdraws From APC


In what seems to be a proverbial way of announcing his departure from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday declared that he has been given a “red card” by his political party.

In what seems to be a proverbial way of announcing his departure from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday declared that he has been given a “red card” by his political party.

“As for party, I have been given red card and I’m outside the pitch. So, if I have been given red card and I’m standing outside, I’m a free man.”
“So, I don’t know what will happen next; but I’m waiting. If approached, then I will tell the Benue people that I’m joining another football club.

“I’m a child of destiny and it’s only God that will decide what I will be,” Ortom said.
The governor, who decried the challenges facing the state, enjoined the people to be united so that development would come to the state.
“Many people have been wondering that though we dedicated the state to God, we are still facing challenges; but all these challenges that we see today, we shall see them no more.
“All that we are required to do is not to begin to be wayward in our conduct, but to move to the righteous side of God. Once we do that, things will work out for our good.
“Looking at what is happening to us, sometimes I’m tempted to think that we are dying like people who do not have God. But we must choose the path of walking with God, obeying and serving him.
“If we do that and ensure that His values get into our hearts and we work with him, development will be inevitable. Let us work and encourage those things that can develop us.
” We need to come together and not allow party or ethnicity to divide us.”
 
VIDEO: Skinny Giovanni – Comosava (joromi)

VIDEO: Skinny Giovanni – Comosava (joromi)


Dopest Skinny Giovanni (sometimes stylised as Skinny), is a Nigerian Edo born singer and songwriter. He started recording music at the age of 9 and managed to release a collaborative singles with the Cheese cake Team.

He and a couple of his friends formed – killertunes, stunna beat an skilz boi – And now he has dropped a new  video to his song titled Comosava (joromi).

The video was produced by kulboybeatz. The visuals will definitely be a bang in the club.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

VIDEO: Greyc Ft. Patoranking- “Rude Boy”

VIDEO: Greyc Ft. Patoranking- “Rude Boy”


As promised upon the announcement of Amari Musiq and its signees by Patoranking, Greyc’s new single Rude Boy drops.

Rude Boy by Greyc features World Best Patoranking and is produced by Tee Mode and Mad Skill with interesting visuals captured by Aje Filmz.

The song shows versatility from Greyc, as she gives us this cool vibe, confirming she is starting the year strong with lots more in store for her fans.
VIDEO: GreyC – Aye

VIDEO: GreyC – Aye


Following the release of “Rude Boy”, Amari Musiq signee and strong vocal house, GREYC drops new single – “AYE”; a pure Afrobeat vibe produced by Teemode, set to make you sing along and gyrate to the beat.

 It is the perfect blend of Afrobeats with positive encouraging lyrics and is the set vibe to usher fans and citizens out of the soccer gloom of losing out of the world cup alongside the wave of tragedies presently occurring in the country to a more “grateful for life” disposition. “AYE” drops with striking visuals captured by renowned Nigerian director Sesan and set in Lagos, Nigeria.

VIDEO: Tobi Lou – The Blue

VIDEO: Tobi Lou – The Blue



Tobi Lou follows the stages of grief in this new video titled “The Blue”. With breezy production and the billowy quality of his vocals, it would be easy to let this project blow by without realizing Lou is also doling out valuable life lessons.

It’s not that Lou doesn’t care, it’s that he cares too much and can’t afford to let in any negative energy. On “The Blue,” Lou tracks the stages of grief when the girl of your dreams flips on you. He admits his shortcomings and lets the rejection roll off his back, but there’s something warm and endearing about the scene. On the whole, the Tobi Lou energy is warm and endearing.

VIDEO: Humblesmith Feat. Tiwa Savage – Attracta

VIDEO: Humblesmith Feat. Tiwa Savage – Attracta


Highlife crooner, Humblesmith has concluded works and released the video of his popular song “Attracta”. The song is a joint effort between the artiste and Tiwa Savage. One of the tracks off his newly released album titled Osinachi.
He came into consciousness with Osinachi featuring Davido. Humblesmith who also goes by the moniker ‘the golden prince of Africa’ due to his complexion is signed to Bob Ovie-Kelly‘s N-tyze Entertainment.
The Attracta video comes after his album release and before his August 12, Live Concert at the Eko Hotel and Suites.
PDP Rejects Results Of Ekiti Election

PDP Rejects Results Of Ekiti Election




The National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, describing it as a daylight robbery.

 The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, who made this known at the ongoing press briefing in Abuja on Sunday, described the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission as a daylight robbery.

The candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Kayode Fayemi, was declared the winner of the Ekiti State governorship election, after the chief returning officer of the election, Idowu Olayinka, a professor and vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan, announced the final results in the early hours of Sunday, July 15, 2018.

From the results of the 16 local government areas in the state, Fayemi defeated his closest rival, Prof. Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party, in 12 LGAs.

 Fayemi polled 197,459 while Olusola scored 178,114 votes.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

#EkitiDecides2018: PDP’s Candidate Raises Alarm As APC’s Fayemi Takes Early Lead

#EkitiDecides2018: PDP’s Candidate Raises Alarm As APC’s Fayemi Takes Early Lead




The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka, has raised the alarm with respect to the outcome of yesterday’s election, alleging manipulation of results.

In a statement, a spokesman of the candidate Lere Olayinka said, ”We contested against security agencies” and alleged that plans were afoot to tinker with the results of the election.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Olayinka as saying that results in most of the Local Councils are currently being tinkered with.
”Aside the fact that it was an election of the PDP versus all the security agencies in the country, we are confident of winning.
He said the various wards collating centres have been taken over by armed thugs backed by security agencies as it was before and during the election.
“Despite the intimidation and harassment by security agencies, we are still hopeful of winning the election but we are confronted with a clear plot to manipulate the results.
“We are therefore calling on all well meaning Nigerians to prevail on the security agencies and INEC to allow the will of Ekiti people to prevail.”
Meanwhile, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kayode Fayemi, is said to have taken an early lead in the State governorship election.

According to Premium Times, Mr Fayemi has won in seven of the eight local government areas where results have been announced by relevant electoral officials.

The results from the various local governments will next be sent to the INEC secretariat in Ado-Ekiti where they will be formally announced.

From the results collated at the local governments, Mr Fayemi has won in Ilejemeje (4153 to 3937), Moba (11837 to 8520), Irepodun-Ifelodun (13,869 to 11,456), Oye (14,995 to 11,271), Ido-Osi (12,342 to 11,145), Ijero (14,192 to 11,077) and Gbonyin (11,498 to 8,027).
Olusola Eleka of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in Efon Alaye local government (5,192 to 5028).

A summation of the eight results shows that the APC has 87,914 votes while the PDP has 70,625 votes, a difference of 17,289 votes.
Eden Hazard Drops Hint About Leaving Chelsea

Eden Hazard Drops Hint About Leaving Chelsea


After much speculations, Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has dropped a hint that he could leave the club after saying it “might be time to discover something different,” following Belgium’s win against England in the World Cup third-place playoff.
 
The 27-year-old, who scored as Belgium beat England 2-0 in Saturday’s World Cup third-place play-off, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.
 

 “After six wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different,” he told reporters after Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish.
 
“I can decide if I want to stay or go, but Chelsea will make the final decision, if they want to let me go. You know my preferred destination.”

Hazard has won the Premier League title twice with Chelsea, in 2014-15 and 2016-17, since joining from Lille six seasons ago.

Note that Chelsea sacked manager Antonio Conte on Friday and replaced him with fellow Italian Maurizio Sarri, within 24 hours.
 
The Blues then announced the signing of Italy midfielder Jorginho from Napoli.
86 Nigeria Students Receive Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

86 Nigeria Students Receive Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards


The British Council and Cambridge International on Friday 29 June hosted the British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards at a ceremony held at The Civic Centre in Lagos. The awards recognises exceptional learner achievement in Cambridge examinations in the November 2016 and June 2017 Cambridge examination series. The event was attended by students, parents and educators from Cambridge International Schools in the country.

The winners include three students who achieved the highest marks in the world and 60 students who attained the highest marks in Nigeria in a single subject. In total 86 students in Nigeria received 115 awards from Cambridge International.

The awards covered various subjects taken in Cambridge IGCSEs, Cambridge O Levels and Cambridge International AS & A Levels in the following categories: Top in the World: learners who have gained the highest standard mark in the world for a single subject, Top in Country: learners who have gained the highest standard mark in the country for a single subject, High Achievement: learners who have achieved outstanding results in subjects which are not so widely taken and which, under the current criteria, would not qualify for ‘Top in Country’ Awards and Best Across: awards issued to learners who have attained the highest cumulative standard marks over a set number of subjects.

Juan Visser, Regional Director, Cambridge International, Sub-Saharan Africa, said: “Well done to the Cambridge top achievers in Nigeria. We are delighted that learners at our accredited schools continue to excel year in and year out. For over 800 years, the University of Cambridge has been one of the world’s greatest centres of learning. It created our organisation, Cambridge International, 160 years ago. Now, as part of the University, we take that Cambridge standard of excellence to schools across the world. These awards put our students in the best place possible for their future education and we wish them all the best going forward. I would be amiss if I did not also recognise the dedicated teachers without whom these achievements would not have been possible. Thank you, your commitment and passion is evident from these results.”

The British Council also awarded partner schools from the Partner Schools Global Network (PSGN) that exemplify best practice policies for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Child Protection.

Lucy Pearson, Country Director, British Council in Nigeria said:  “The British Council is committed to providing opportunities for young people to enhance their potential and possibilities for the future. Our partnership with Cambridge International to organise this award event is part of our commitment to encouraging young learners to strive for excellence in their academic pursuit. The British Council believes in a holistic approach to education which is driven by policies that ensure children are protected from abuse, exploitation and negligence and encourage equality, diversity and inclusion. 

"We continue to provide platforms that ensure global standards are adopted in schools so that students can enrich their learning. Through our PSGN, which is the community of schools that offer a UK curriculum leading to exams, we also offer high-quality products and services that support our leaders, teachers, learners and parents. For us, the overall goal, in partnership with school leaders and teachers, is to prepare young people to access opportunities available. Operating in Nigeria for over 70 years, the British Council is committed through our programmes in the arts, exams, enterprise and society to provide positive pathways for young people.”

The event was also attended by representatives from publishing partner and sponsor, Cambridge University Press.

About Cambridge Assessment International Education

Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of the University of Cambridge. 

Our Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success from age 5 to 19. Schools can shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. It helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work. 

Cambridge International is the short name of Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Music: Preye Odede - Still Standing (Feat. Mera x Nolly)

Music: Preye Odede - Still Standing (Feat. Mera x Nolly)


Gospel music minister, Preye Odede showcases an unusual side of his artistic dexterity that many may not be acquainted with - yet retaining the spiritual relevance - in new single titled "Still Standing."

The Afro Pop tune laced with eastern High Life percussion features singer Mera and Rapper Nolly. The song is a testimony accrediting The One who has the power to sustain His work, while raising adulation in praise of His name.

"Still Standing" follows the recently released "I Will Restore" and the spectacular video for the single "Oshimiri Atata," off the "READY" album by Preye Odede. The album was released December of 2017 and was acclaimed for tracks such as "Bulie (Remix)" featuring UK based singer of Ghanaian descent Sonnie Badu, "You are Holy," "Ready," "I Will Restore," amongst others. Produced by Funkcleff.

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Music:Best Life Music ft Naiboi- True Love

Music:Best Life Music ft Naiboi- True Love



AFRIMMA 2017 Best African Group nominee, Best Life Music from Burundi have finally released a banger after their release of Hello, BLM were quite for almost 3 months without releasing any new materials to their dia hard fans.

 Best Life Music announced their release of their new work on Friday via Facebook live and only few fans heard the news and the words was spread like mustard seed in matter of seconds.

 Finally this beautiful summer loving song that Best Life Music had collaborated with one of the house holds names in Kenya NaiBoi and the Kenyan Producer Ilogos who loves working with BLM. Ilogos said “ Best Life Music are so talented that whatever I have they would tune into it.

 I love em boys like my little bros” Best Life Music are still in Uganda Kampala building a body of work for them to take home in Burundi, collaborating with different artist discovering new song BLM said

“ We love our fans that’s why we take time to make something we want to make sure we give them something ready and well cooked” Listen to the new song TRUE LOVE by Best Life Music featuring NaiBoi and Ilogos official Lyrics video is available on BLM official YouTube Channel.. The single is off their first body of work ‘Addicted Album.

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VIDEO:Ceeza Milli- Yapa

VIDEO:Ceeza Milli- Yapa


Aristokrat Records presents the official music video for YAPA by Fast rising Singer and Songwriter Ceeza Milli. Ceeza is so far having a stellar 2018 with the release of the Video to Konfidential Love followed by Two standout features on Starboy Entertainment's Soco and Commando. Ceeza has also been busy behind the scenes penning hits for some of your favorite acts. Yapa is the First of three singles to be released over the following month. These singles will be followed by his debut EP 9pm Vibez. Share and watch YAPA now.


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 Music + Video: Fada VIT | Kuyak Mfre Abasi

Music + Video: Fada VIT | Kuyak Mfre Abasi



Missionary, Gospel music singer and Instrumentalist Fada VIT comes out with the single "Kuyak Mfre Abasi". The single is rendered in the Efik dialect of the South South of Nigeria.

 The title "Kuyak Mfre Abasi" translates 'May I never forget God'. It is a prayer, as well as a declaration saying come what may happen, God remains supreme and the source of life.

 The instrumentation, beautifully crafted by the dexterity of Wilson Joel (Music Magnate), it is very contemporary, but has elements of folk music such as the twin gong, ekwe, the flute and even clap. It is sung in a sing-along style so as to allow participation. Fada VIT is a missionary who is passionate about music. He is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays the guitar, piano and saxophone.

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Crystal Empire Music And Records Worldwide Unveils New Artiste

Crystal Empire Music And Records Worldwide Unveils New Artiste


Crystal Empire Music and Records Worldwide (CEMR) which was officially unveiled on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 have unveiled its first artiste, an Afro-pop singer, Osayamen Precious Ikponmwonsa Toye who goes by the stage name Opiz.

Speaking during the unveiling ceremony which was held recently at the record label's office, the CEO, Crystal Empire Music and Records Worldwide, Mr. Godwill Osazee said "Like I rightly pointed out during the unveiling of the label that, not too much has been done to help the young, talented and upcoming music acts, now we have decided to sign this young talented, determined and hardworking upcoming artiste, Opiz".

"Crystal Empire Music will do all it can to make sure Opiz excels in his chosen career, produce and promote his songs as well as improving the music industry" he added.

Opiz describes his genre of music as Afro-pop, "It's a great privilege for me to be signed on this label and I would like to use this opportunity to thank the management for believing in me" 
"Music has always been my thing, I don’t see myself doing anything else asides music and I am currently working on my singles at Crystal Empire Music which will be dropping very soon" he added. 

The label also signed a contract with a very young and dynamic music producer, Damilola a.k.a Stubborn as they are all set to start dishing out good music across all ages.


For more info contact;
Crystal Empire Music:  +234 81 839 19632

Friday, July 13, 2018

FIFA Confirms World Cup Dates For Qatar 2022

FIFA Confirms World Cup Dates For Qatar 2022


FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirmed on Friday that The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played between Nov. 21 through December 18, he, however, failed to confirm the number of participating teams.

The next edition of the tournament will switch to the winter months because of the summer climate in Qatar, and Infantino announced the exact dates.
 
“The dates for the World Cup are set. It will played in Qatar from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18, 2022,” he said. “The leagues are all aware and they will have to adapt their calendars as a consequence.
 
“In the end it is the right decision. It cannot be played in June and July and in November and December the players are very well prepared because it is almost the beginning of the season.”

Gianni Infantino went on that reveal that Host nation Qatar can insist on keeping a 32-team format, though he is “pretty sure that all options will be on the table.”
 
“In the coming months, we will meet with them and adopt a decision. For the moment, it will be played with 32 teams and the distribution of spots will remain as they are,” he said.
“First we will discuss with the Qataris and then with the FIFA Council and stakeholders and decide calmly what the decision is. For the moment, we have a World Cup with 32 teams.”
Liverpool Complete Signing Of Xherdan Shaqiri From Stoke City

Liverpool Complete Signing Of Xherdan Shaqiri From Stoke City




Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City.

Xherdan Shaqiri has signed a long-term contract and becomes Jurgen Klopp’s third summer signing after the arrivals of Naby Keita and Fabinho.
 
The Switzerland international will wear the No 23 shirt at Anfield, vacated by Emre Can after his move to Juventus.
 
Shaqiri has outlined his reasons for joining Liverpool, three years after he was denied the move.

He told the club’s official website: “I’m very happy to be here. It’s a huge club with a big history, big players and a fantastic coach. So I’m really glad and happy to be here.
 
“As a player, you always want to be on the biggest stage in football. A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn’t happen. I’m really happy that now I’m finally here. I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles. That’s what I’m here for.”
 
Shaqiri had two years remaining on his Stoke contract but made clear his intentions to leave following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last season.

73 Feared Dead,50 Villages Burnt In Taraba Communal Conflict

73 Feared Dead,50 Villages Burnt In Taraba Communal Conflict


No less than 73 persons have been feared killed while 50 villages were burnt following a renewed violence between the Hausa-Fulani and Yandang communities in Lau local government area of Taraba state.

Sahabi Mahmoud, state chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), told The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that the hostilities, which started on July 5, has claimed the lives of more than 23 of his members.

The chairman further added that over 3,000 displaced Hausa-Fulani, mainly women and children, who fled the area, are currently taking refuge at the Muslim Council Secretariat in Jalingo and other neighbouring local government areas, The Cable reports.

He expressed concern that it was “unfortunate” that since the displaced persons arrived the Muslim Council in Jalingo, no government official had visited the camp or provided any relief material to the victims.

Also speaking, an elder of the Yandang community, Aaron Artimas, disclosed that more than 50 persons from the side of the Yandang and other tribes in area were confirmed dead as a result of the conflicts.

Artimas said the Hausa-Fulanis, Yandang, Mumuye and Yoti, among other tribes, had lived in the area as brothers and sisters without problems for centuries.

He blamed the recent recurring conflicts on incitement from people outside the area who wanted to remain relevant politically.
His words: “Some militia from neighbouring Adamawa State have infiltrated into Babagasa, a border village between Taraba and Adamawa, and have been wreaking havoc on all the surrounding villages in Lau local government in Taraba.”
“Villages such as Tikule, Bariki, Santuraki, Budong, Mbonding and Panti-Ladda, among others, were burnt by the militia.
“Over 2,000 displaced persons from the affected villages are currently taking refuge at the Central Primary School, Jalingo.
“Some are in other villages like Sunkani, Apawa, Zing and Bali all in Taraba, while several others fled to Gorobi, Sabon-Gida, Bujum and Mayo-Belwa in Adamawa State.
“Since the arrival of IDPs in their current locations, they have been living at the mercy of God and good spirited individuals who have been taking food to them. As I speak with you now, since the conflicts erupted in Lau Local Government on July 5, there is no presence of security while the people continue to kill themselves.”
Confirming the incident, David Misal, spokesman of Taraba police command, said the number of casualties was still being compiled, but added that normalcy had been restored in the affected areas.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cardi B Welcomes Bouncing Baby Girl

Cardi B Welcomes Bouncing Baby Girl




Cardi B has announced that she has given birth to her first child with husband Migos rapper Offset and its a bouncing baby girl.

 The rapper made the announcement on Tuesday, July 10 via her Instagram account.

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper revealed that her name is Kulture Kiari Cephus in a nude photo post where she can be seen cradling her baby bump – a photo that mirrors a style used by Beyonce when she was pregnant.
 
Naked and surrounded by flowers, Cardi covered her breasts with one hand and held onto her bump with the other.
 
 
“Kulture Kiari Cephus 07/10/18 @offsetyrn” she captioned the photo, which means she’s totally taking after the Kardashian tradition of “K” names, right?
Cardi kept her pregnancy under wraps for months before finally revealing her bump during her stint as a musical guest on an April episode of Saturday Night Live.
“I’m finally free!” the 25-year-old remarked as she walked off stage from her performance.
Little Kulture is Cardi’s first child, and the fourth of husband Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus.
Lady In Hijab Controversy Finally Called To Bar As Nigerian Law School Graduates 1,562 Students

Lady In Hijab Controversy Finally Called To Bar As Nigerian Law School Graduates 1,562 Students




The Nigerian Law School on Tuesday, July 10, announced that about 1,550 students were successful after the April 2018 Bar final examinations even as it put their success rate is put at 68.6 per cent.

The school also called to the Bar 12 other graduates from the previous 2018 final examinations and Amasa Firdaus, the law graduate who sparked controversy for challenging the restriction on use of hijab during the last call-to-bar ceremonies, made the list.

Speaking at the July Call to Bar ceremony for the successful candidates in Abuja, the Director-General of the school, Prof. Isa Ciroma, said that the performance was justified following the approval of the Council of Legal Education that re-sit students for the final Bar examinations must undertake two months revision exercise for eligibility to write the examination.

The Director-General of the school, Prof. Isa Ciroma disclosed this at the July Call to Bar ceremony for the successful candidates in Abuja.
While presenting the candidates, he said that they took the prescribed examinations as well as the dining terms and met all required conditions set by the Council of Legal Education.
“I am happy to affirm that they all exhibited good manners and decorum during their training.
“They have also been groomed in the best ethics and ethos of our noble profession,” he said.
He congratulated the graduating students and called on them to make the best use of the profession while ensuring strict adherence to the norms of the practice and ethics.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a summary of the examinations showed that two, out of the 1, 550 made second class lower while others had pass mark.