Friday, June 23, 2017

Sen.Dino Melaye Sues INEC Over Recall

Sen.Dino Melaye Sues INEC Over Recall


In a series of tweets the embattled Senator representing Kogi West Dino Melaye revealed he has filed a case against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
INEC had on Friday released a statement saying it had notified the senator of his constituents’ intention to recall him from the Senate.

Dino Melaye in his tweets claimed dead persons were signatories to the petition to recall him.
See the tweets below:

RMD, Ali Baba,Adesua Etomi,Banky W & More Attend The Premiere Of AY Makun’s #10daysinsuncity

RMD, Ali Baba,Adesua Etomi,Banky W & More Attend The Premiere Of AY Makun’s #10daysinsuncity


The highly anticipated premiere of comedian AY Makun’‘s new film 10 Days in Sun City took place over the weekend at the Federal Palace Hotel, Ikoyi.

Adesua EtomiGbenro & Osas AjibadeFalz, Lilian Afegbai, Alexx Ekubo, Ali Baba, EmmaOhMaGod and more stars were spotted at the South Africa inspired premiere.

See more photos from the red carpet below...


Photo Credit– Studio 24
Samuel Ajibola Confronts Mad Man In This Hilarious Episode Of Dele Issues- Watch Now!

Samuel Ajibola Confronts Mad Man In This Hilarious Episode Of Dele Issues- Watch Now!




Nollywood actor, Samuel Ajibola aka Spiff has released another episode of his comedy series Dele Issues (Daily Issues) titled “Street Historian”.



In this episode, Dele is seen extorting meagre sum of money from unsuspecting neighbours he has been stalking. He blackmails them into giving him money in exchange for keeping their dirty secrets.

The plot twist comes when Dele learned the hard way, the importance of minding his business after a mad man dealt with him.


The web series, Dele Issues (Daily Issues), revolves around the main character; Dele, who always takes on different roles. The series is laced with funny expressions which will throw the audience into a fit of laughter.
 Nkem Says: The Wahala Of Dating Outside Your Social Class

Nkem Says: The Wahala Of Dating Outside Your Social Class



We grew up watching classics like Cinderella, Coming to America, Pretty Woman, Nollywood’s Violated and a couple of other movies where love conquered the social class divide.

Fast forward to 2017, the Internet rules; anyone can meet anyone, and nobody kicks up a fuss about cross-class relationships or marriages anymore. It is not considered overtly scandalous. We no longer factor it in when considering the root of our relationship problems, and we look to psychology or gender norms instead when trying to figure out why our partner is being an ass. We pretend that we live in a classless society where background does not matter as much as present compatibility. Things are changing and people’s classes are no longer inscribed in stone.

Believe it or not though, social class or shall we say socio-economic differences, still pose a very difficult challenge in relationships today. Anyone who has dated someone outside their social class can affirm that there are strange tensions and inevitable speed bumps that come with these kinds of relationships. It can be fraught with complications.

For instance, your boyfriend could be from a high-class, wealthy family while you come from a working-class family with less money. He travels a lot and has been to all these places around the world just for fun, while you have never crossed the borders of Nigeria. You start to think you cannot keep up with him because you have to be extremely careful with money. Also, you know that the only way both of you could travel together on a regular basis is if he pays for you, and that just seems wrong.

Likewise, it could be the other way round and you are the girl from an upper-middle-class family, while your man has a working class background. Of course, financial equality does not mean cultural equality, so you wonder why he attaches too much importance to simple things like good food or designer labels. He, on the other hand, gets exasperated by your easy-come-easy-go spending attitude.

A couple of days ago, while having drinks with some friends at Intercontinental hotel (which turned out to be a horrible experience, as the place is nothing like a 5 star hotel…or even a 4 star -the food is substandard and the roof of the bar leaks), a friend mentioned her recent experience on a date. She had gone out with a guy who, although was wealthy, obviously had a working-class background. Being a girl brought up in an upper-middle-class home, the first thing she noticed was the huge gap in their personalities. According to her, his mentality was very different from hers. While he had asked her to pick any venue -a way to let her know he could afford her tastes, he had hinted on the food being overpriced (although, he could clearly afford it) and exhibited terrible table manners. Also, he had felt the need to talk about his achievements and how he had risen above all …as though she made him feel insecure, and he needed a form of validation from her. Again, there was the fact that his diction was flawed, and their experiences growing up were very different.

Of course, her intention was not to ridicule the guy. She had shared her experience to find out if her declining a second date with the guy and refusing to speak to him again afterward portrayed her as being a snob. Another friend who was out with us, *Bisi, jumped in and assured her that she made the right call nipping it all in the bud – she was better off with someone in her class.

Bisi spoke from experience, seeing as she had married into a super wealthy home despite being from a lower middle-class home. Prior to her marriage there had been endless disputes over her husband marrying down, and her family’s wealth being all too recently acquired. According to her, while cross-class pairings or relationships seemed egalitarian, it was complicated and required a lot of work. Bisi stated that stereotypical class prejudices are real – in any cross-social class relationship, both parties would have differing views, beliefs, attitudes, and practices on things such as child-rearing, money management, career advancement, how to spend leisure time e.t.c. This would go on to stir feelings of insecurity, resentment, usually in the partner on the “lower” side of this difference. And as a result, there will be a lot of negative pressure, tension, conflict as well as a sort of imbalance in the relationship, making it difficult for the couple to last long or even survive.

Bisi went on to share some of her experiences in marriage which all seemed a little incredible, and in between laughs, it dawned on me that I’d never dated anyone outside of my socioeconomic strata, which I’d describe as middle class. I have never been with any one of the glitterati nor have I been with a blue collar. Obviously, I have nothing against it, but it certainly would be quite a chore building a relationship with someone from a dramatically different social background, wouldn’t it? Sure, all relationships take work, but with a combination maturity and a willingness to healthily compromise, you can overcome any relationship problem. However, it is better to opt for one which isn’t already threatened by the boundaries of class at the initial point…don’t you think?
Have you ever dated someone with a richer or poorer background than yours? What were the issues? How did it work out?

About Nkem Ndem
Nkem Ndem is a dynamic freelance writer and editor who can be reached for online writing(web content and blog) and editing, screenwriting, ghost writing, copy proofreading and reviews. She has since worked with Jumia, SpiceTV Africa, and Bella Naija. Check out her Instagram: @kem_dem, twitter: @ndemv and snapchat:@ndemv. Email: nkemndemv@gmail.com.