Saturday 5 October 2013

Pro-Jonathan Rally Turns Violent In Kaduna, Several Injured-PREMIUM TIMES

A pro-Jonathan political rally, disguised as a Unity and Peace rally, has ended abruptly on a tragic note in Kaduna, with an unspecified number of participants reportedly injured, with some dripping with blood.

At least two people were stabbed and rushed to hospital while several others suffered minor injuries after participants began to use dangerous weapons on one another, witnesses said.

The rally, reportedly bankrolled by a governor from the South-south geopolitical zone,  was organized under the auspices of the Northern Youth Forum, which has members in the 19 northern states.

The governor is believed to have shelled out N500 million for the rally meant to buoy President Jonathan’s acceptance in the north ahead of the 2015 presidential election.

The participants, those familiar with the organisation of the rally said, were bused to Kaduna from all the 19 northern states and paid N3000 each.

In the invitations to participants, organizer Jubril Tafida, a former vice-chairman of a local government in Kaduna and current youth leader of the Northern Youth Forum, had claimed the rally was called to promote unity in the north.

But shortly after the event began at the Murtala Muhammed Square in central Kaduna, it dawned on participants that the rally was organised to drum up support for the reelection bid of President Goodluck Jonathan, witnesses said.
Muhammed Bello, who attended the event, said the rally turned violent after Mr. Tafilda and other speakers began to heap praises on President Jonathan in their speeches.

“As they praised Jonathan, some elements in the crowd began exhibiting campaign posters of the President,”  Mr. Bello said. “A lot of participants became angry and they started throwing stones and bottles at the organizers. People started running in different directions. Some people were saying they don’t want to hear Jonathan’s name at the rally.”
Another witness said the police was later called in to restore order.

“The police started shooting teargas until everyone dispersed,” he said.

Spokesperson of the Kaduna state police command, Aminu Lawan, could not be reached to comment for this story, as calls to his telephone failed to connect.

Mr. Tafida’s telephone was also switched off the several times our reporter called.

Monday Ateboh

EVENT - Tomorrow Sunday 6th Oct, Lebara Cokobar Music Festival @ Indigo2 London. Be there!!!

It's tomorrow Sunday 6th Oct and you don't want to miss it. You can't afford to miss it. If you miss it you are on a long thing!

Lebara Cokobar Music Festival @ Indigo2 London. Tickets are selling out fast.

|Lebara Cokobar Music Festival @ Indigo2 London|♚|

|♚|Official Nigerian Independence Celebration |♚|

Featuring |♚|Flavour Nabania|♚|Olamide|♚|Sean Tizzle|♚|

|♚|Sunday October 6th |♚||♚|Sunday October 6th |♚|

Tickets: £25. Vip £50 And VVIP: £75

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Tickets selling out fast. You can still buy online and pick up at the box office.

EVENT - PROS in conjunction with EL ROI Ministries presents 3on3 Basketball tournament UK

This is good news to all lovers of basketball.

PROS in conjunction with EL ROI Ministries brings you 3 a side basketball tournament on Saturday 14th December 2013 at the University of East London, Docklands Campus. Tagged “Never Give Up” .
The 3on3 Basketball tournament is free for boys under 16 and under 18. For men and women over 18 it costs £60.00 per team (or £15.00 per player for a team of 4 players)...Click for detail.

REGISTER NOW to secure your spot! A maximum of 10 teams per category will be entering the tournament!

For the Dunk contest & 3 point shot competition register on the day!

Cash Price & Lots of Giveaways

To register your team and for more information contact: Larry: 07507831821

HOST: Cory Mcgee

MUSIC: DJ John Bartleson

DATE: Saturday 14th December 2013

TIME: 10:30am - 7:30pm

VENUE: University of East London, Docklands Campus, University Way, London E16 2RD

EVENT - UK Release of the Romantic - Comedy Movie, "Flower Girl" by Michelle Bello

Nollywood movies continue to establish itself in the UK with the official UK release of the film Flower Girl a romantic comedy movie by Michelle Bello on Friday 4th of October 2013. You can support the project by going out with your family to one of the listed cinemas below to watch. The film is as funny as .......


A young woman's marriage plans take an unexpected turn in this lively Nigerian romantic comedy. Easy-going Kemi (Damilola Adegbite) owns a flower shop. The only thing she needs to make her life complete is a marriage proposal from her long-term boyfriend, Umar (Chris Attoh). But Umar has other goals. Ambitious and egotistical, he's determined to climb the career ladder. When their relationship hits the rocks, Kemi decides to make him jealous with the assistance of a young stud. Hotshot movie star Tunde (Chuks Chukwujekwu) agrees to help out. But as the pretend relationship begins to attract media attention, the whole thing spirals out of control! Award-winning Nollywood director Michelle Bello's entertaining romantic comedy features breakthrough performances by Damilola Adegbite and Chuks Chukwujekwu, who worked together on the popular Nigerian soap 'Tinsel'. Accomplished actress Damilola has also appeared in a variety of notable stage productions, including 'The Vagina Monologues'.


Damilola Adegbite, Chris Attoh, Chuks Chukwujekwu, Bikiya Graham Douglas


Michelle Bello

Running Time

94 minutes


Drama, Comedy

Release date

4th October 2013
ODEON CINEMA Greenwich - 16:15, 18:30, 20:45, 23:00
ODEON CINEMA Surrey Quays - 23:00
ODEON CINEMA Streatham - 20:45
VUE Stratford - 18:00 Get your Ticket in advance here
CINEWORLD Enfield - 15:50, 18:20, 20:50
CINEWORLD Wood Green - 15:40, 18:00, 20:20

TICKETS: Tickets from Adults £9, Students £8, Child £7, Family £25

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