Tuesday 26 September 2017

'The Silver Spoon': The Review

Written by Zizi Onianwah

Rating:  3 stars.
Place: Lagos, Nigeria
Time: Present Days
Duration: 120 Mins.

The Silver Spoon is story  of a bright hardworking and serious minded girl Ella Henshaw (Sophia Alakija)of 24 years placed on a succession plan by her parents to take over the family business comes across a man who took her for a mere pretty face. This young man that’s played by Wole Ojo a disgruntled job seeker finally gets a job in her company and discovers that the job was not what he expected. Their paths clash in this eccentric journey of the “SLIVER SPOON” movie.

It Was Glitz, Glamour and Colour @ Afrikoncept Fashion Show (PHOTOS)

Basketmouth to Psquare: Stop your fight till after my show

One of Nigeria’s foremost comedians, Basketmouth has appealed to the Psquare brothers to pause their fight until the end of his show as the fight is affecting the publicity for the show.

Attacker killed after shooting dead 3 Israeli security personnel

A Palestinian man shot and killed three Israeli security officers at the entrance to a West Bank settlement on Tuesday morning, Israel police said.

Ambode writes Lagos Assembly on 2017 budget re-ordering

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday sought the approval of the Lagos State House of Assembly to  re-order the 2017 Budget.

British Airways hostess Joanne Wickenden denies being a racist after Snapchat rant about Nigerian passengers’ ‘big d***s’

A BA hostess who sparked outrage when she posted a racist rant on Snapchat has defended it as a joke, according to a pal.

Lovesick snake expert live streams his own agonising suicide after letting a deadly black mamba bite his hand

 Valeev and Katya pictured on their wedding day before he reportedly beat her
Valeev and Katya pictured on their wedding day before he reportedly beat her

A heartbroken snake expert filmed himself dying on a live stream broadcast - after he let his pet black mamba bite his hand in the wake of his marital breakdown.

Younger brother of Plateau state governor dies

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau on Tuesday lost his younger brother, Mr Wummen Bako, a family member has confirmed.

UNICEF canvasses four weeks paid paternity leave in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday recommended six months paid maternity leave and four weeks paid paternity leave to ensure healthy development of young children.

Atiku Clarifies Position On Restructuring, Says His Opponents Trying To Pull Him Down

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has attributed the misrepresentation of his recent remark regarding the stance of some northerners on restructuring to his detractors who, he said, are seeking for an opportunity to pull him down.

540 World Stars to Storm Lagos for Governor’s Cup Tennis

The 2017 edition of the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship will witness great influx of players across the world when the International Tennis Federation (ITF) approved competition gets underway from October 6 through October 21 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos.

As at last Saturday, the ITF posted on its website that 540 emerging world tennis players have registered to participate in the pro circuit competition which will last for two weeks at Nigeria’s Centre of Excellence.

INEC officials storm NASS to serve Melaye recall notice

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday arrived the National Assembly Complex to notify the embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, on the petition the commission received from his constituents to recall him.

Nigerians differ over Psquare’s breakup

After weeks of speculation, Peter Okoye finally admitted to fans that he had terminated his contract with Psquare. A letter purportedly written to their lawyer also circulated on the internet.

Elle South Africa: Fashion Editor, Dimeji Alara Presents His First Cover

Famous Nigerian stylist, journalist, and former Genevieve magazine editor, Dimeji Alara, following his appointment as Fashion Editor of ELLE Magazine South Africa has produced his first cover for the magazine.

Kim K. Covers Allure Magazine’s Special Issue

Kim Kardashian West is the big face on the cover of Allure magazine’s special issue; Best of Beauty.

Friday 22 September 2017

Uber London ban: Ride hailing app private hire licence will not be renewed after 30 September

Transport for London on Friday announced that it was not renewing Uber’s licence to operate in the city dealing a sharp blow to the ride hailing app, tens of thousands of UK-based drivers and a sprawling customer base.

Foreign loans: Senate moves against ‘reckless spending’ state govts

The Senate, on Thursday, set machinery in motion for ensuring proper utilisation of the loans collected by respective state governors. The upper chamber’s move was sequel to the series of complaints from Nigerians across the 36 states of the federation on non utilisation of foreign loans collected by their respective state governments for projects execution with  attendant rising debt profile.

Disquiet in NAFDAC, as acting DG stays put

There was disquiet yesterday at the  National Agency for Foods and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) over the continue stay in office of its Acting Director General (DG), Mrs. Yetunde Oni.

Mrs. Oni, who is presently out of the country, was due to have bowed out of office yesterday, after clocking 60 years.

France unaware of financial support to IPOB

France has expressed commitment to the unity of Nigeria and denied allegations that it is the headquarters of sources of funds of secessionists.

UN decries destruction caused by Boko Haram

The UN is unhappy with the destruction caused by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria and Lake Chad region and is seeking more humanitarian assistance to victims.

The world body noted that millions of victims of Boko Haram were in need of emergency assistance.

Thursday 21 September 2017

Kannywood: Hadiza Gabon features in first Nollywood movie

Kannywood award winning actress, Hadiza Gabon, has featured in her first Nollywood movie.

Following the footsteps of Ali Nuhu, Sani Danja, Yakubu Mohammed and Maryam Booth, Hadiza will feature beside Mike Ezuruonye who invited the actress to feature in his new film titled “Lagos real fake life.”

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Wizkid Drops Everytime With Future

The promised Wizkid–Future collaboration is finally here! International Afrobeats star Wizkid has been recuperating back home after canceling the rest of his #SFTOS US Tour due to illness.

Policemen have demolished three shrines located in Agbowa area of Ikorodu, Lagos

They also arrested the owner of one of the shrines in whose premises a couple were rescued on Tuesday night.

Its on! Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson in new Movie | WATCH

Jamie foxx to play Mike Tyson in is biopic watch here. 
Jamie Foxx details opening scene to Mike Tyson the Movie!!!!

Man stabs self, jumps into well

A 40 year old-man, Balarabe Adamu stabbed himself and jumped into a well on Tuesday at Rijiyar Zaki Quarters of Ungogo Local Government, Kano, official reports.

BREAKING: ULC agrees to call off strike

The Federal Government and sponsors of the United Labour Congress (ULC) have reached an agreement for an immediate end to the ongoing industrial action called by the labour union.

Everything you need to know about Lagos Comic Con 2017


If there is one thing that the Lagos Comic Con has become, it’s a virtual heaven for geeks in Nigeria who want to see new comic books, animations, awesome games, virtual reality, Cosplay and networking with their fellow geeks. With a day set aside for full exhibitions of comics and animation, panel sessions, Skype interviews, film zone and gaming zone. There certainly wasn’t a shortage of unseen footage ready to excite and entice.

21 Schoolchildren, Over 200 Others Killed In Mexico Earthquake

At least 216 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble.

The destruction revived horrific memories in Mexico on the anniversary of another massive quake in 1985, the disaster-prone country’s deadliest ever.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

FG inaugurates wages, salaries commission board

The Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. (Mrs.) Habiba Lawal, on Tuesday on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, inaugurated the board members of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission in Abuja.

Horrific moment shaman who said his supernatural powers would protect him in crocodile-infested lake... is suddenly dragged beneath the waters as shocked onlookers gasp

This is the moment a man claiming to have supernatural control over crocodiles died after one of the reptiles appeared to drag the shaman under water.

The man, named Suprianto, died after the suspected crocodile attack in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia, despite his supposed powers.

Kanu was ready for amicable resolution – Nwabueze

Elder statesman, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, has said that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, showed a disposition for amicable resolution of issues concerning the agitation for Biafra during the meeting he held with South-East governors in Enugu on August 30.

Mexico earthquake live updates: Buildings collapse after 7.1 magnitude tremors rock capital

A powerful earthquake has jolted Mexico City - measuring magnitude 7.1 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS) - causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital.

Sack Of LASU ASUU Boss, Others, We Follow Due Process – LASU VC; Read Full Text Of His Press Conference Here


Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen of the media, on behalf of the Lagos State University, I am very pleased to welcome you to this press conference. The goal is to clarify the issues that have been raised in respect of the decisions of the Governing Council of the University at its 115th meeting held on Thursday 7th September, 2017, and pursuant to which seventeen (17) members of staff (Academic and Non-Academic) were dismissed, while some others were sanctioned. It will also afford the University the opportunity to respond to questions which might not have been raised earlier, and in respect of which respected media practitioners here will love to know the University’s position.

BREAKING: ASUU suspends strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced a conditional suspension of its nationwide strike.

‘Tatu’ - The Review

By Zizi

"Tatu" is an adaptation of a 2004 book by Abraham Nwakwo, written by Jude Idada. It’s is an epic adventure film about‘’Tatuma’’ a child of destiny born to a desperate mother that belongs to a secret cult and she bears on her chest a birth mark to be the cult’s ‘’Uzeburu’’, a sacrificial lamb to be burnt at the stake on the event of her twenty first birthday to atone for sins of her people.

Monday 18 September 2017

Military, S’East govs have no right to declare IPOB a terrorist organization – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, said the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by the Nigerian military and Governors of the South-estates as a ‘terrorist organisation’ is unconstitutional and does not follow due process.

Mr Saraki said National Assembly will investigate the crisis in the South East owing to the clash between security agencies and the Indigenous People of Biafra, led by Nnamdi Kanu.

Diezani: EFCC Discovers $1.5bn Lodged in Swiss Bank, inspects her N7bn Dubai Properties (Photo)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have traced about $1.5 billion, believed to be proceeds of crime to a Swiss account, as part of investigations involving former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The sum which is believed to have been earned from the illegal sale of Nigeria’s crude oil was allegedly channeled through the United States by the former oil minister and four of her business associates.

Buhari arrives New York, listed as 8th Speaker at UNGA

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York to join other world leaders for the one week 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) high-level events starting on Tuesday.

Sunday 17 September 2017

Youth Engagement In the Workplace - DocuSoft

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) ‘Learning to Work’ campaign throughout 2013. The campaign was designed to encourage businesses to mentor youngsters wherever possible to help improve their career prospects.

Saturday 16 September 2017

Ibadan Mesiogo Open and Imega Awards 2017

The Inaugural Ibadan Mesiogo Golf Championships themed Beyond Golf in Ibadan and the IMEGA Awards 2017 will be held from the 4th – 8th October 2017 at the Ibadan Golf Club and the Ibadan International Conference Centre respectively.

FG says no worries about Buhari’s London stopover

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that there is no cause for alarm over the president’s planned stopover in London after the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

German's Penis Stuck in Gym Weight Plate

A German man whose penis became stuck in the hole of a 2.5 kilogram gym weight plate needed the help of the fire brigade and their power tools to remove it.

Shareholders fault Nwosu, justify protest at Oando AGM

One of the leaders of the shareholders who protested at the 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Oando Plc held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State has said the protest was an expression of their discontent with the state of affairs of the company.

Corruption: Buhari’s Integrity Is Unimpeachable – Onyeama

Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, has described the integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari as unimpeachable and remained intact in the fight against corruption.

Onyeama told reporters in New York that the amount of money siphoned out of the country was staggering.

Going Global: Olojo Festival, Celebrating Dawn Of First Day (30 Sept. – 2 Oct. 2017)

The Olojo Festival is set to showcase a rich Yoruba cultural celebration that is geared towards the promotion of cultural values, global peace and prosperity. It will celebrate the ancient magnificent and splendour of Ade-Aare Crown in the public square, exhibitions of Yoruba antiquities, display of cultural troupes, other materials of the culture and much more for all visitors and residents to enjoy the weekend of September 30 to October 2, 2017. Olojo Festival cultural weekend will be held at convenient locations near the Palace at Enuwa in Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

B’Haram committing war crime with child bombers –UN

The United Nations says the use of child fighters and child bombers by Boko Haram constitutes war crime and crime against humanity. The world body also said the insurgents have used 140 children mostly girls in series of attacks including suicide bombing in the volatile northeast States.

Friday 15 September 2017

This Weekend In Lagos, A Nigerian Comic Con With A Difference

Come Saturday, on the 16th of September in Lagos, Nigeria, fans will throng the annual Lagos

Comic-Con. About 5,000 attendees expected from around the world. And to think the first one held in 2012 had about 300 guests. The numbers of guests continue to grow, as the comic book industry continues to expand in the African nation with an estimated population of 200 million people.

IS Claim London Blast, Threat Now Critical

A homemade bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 29 people but apparently failed to fully explode in Britain's fifth major terrorism incident this year.

Passengers heading into the British capital fled in panic after the blast as the train was about to depart Parsons Green station in West London at 8.20am.

Agric: WANEP, Oxfam organise workshop for stakeholders

The West Africa Network For Peace Building (WANEP) in collaboration with (OXFAM) has organised a one-day sensitization workshop for key stakeholders in the Agricultural sector in Kebbi state.

IPOB Denies Being A Terrorist Group

The Indigenous People of Biafra has reacted to the declaration by the Defence Headquarters that the group is a terrorist organisation.

BREAKING: Nigerian Military declares IPOB “terrorist organisation”

The Nigerian military has declared the pro-Biafra separatist group, IPOB, a “terrorist organisation.”

Registration for 2017 QMA beauty pageant closes Sept 30

...Hundreds of beautiful ladies eye brand new car, N5m cash, other prizes

Nigeria’s first upscale cultural beauty competition, Queen Móremí Àjàsorò (QMA) beauty pageant is generating huge excitement among beautiful Nigerian ladies as over 500 damsels have registered to participate in the 2017 edition of the competition.

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