Tuesday 16 May 2017

Fela Joins Hard Rock Collection 20 years Later, As Femi And Seun Kuti Perform Live

Late Afrobeat maestro, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s costume will take a fitting place among other world music greats on the renowned Hardrock Cafe Music Me Memorabilia Collection.

The singer’s famous children, Yeni, Femi and Seun Kuti will hand over costumes worn by Fela, including pieces of clothing and shoes to representatives of Hard Rock International in Lagos.

PHOTONEWS: Ambode Commissions Ojodu Berger

Policemen to serve in communities of origin

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, said on Tuesday that policemen would soon be deployed to their communities of origin to enhance community policing.

The IGP told a security stakeholders’ meeting in Lokoja that the bulk of the 150,000 policemen to be recruited over the next five years would serve in their respective communities.

Doctors move to avert spread of fresh Ebola outbreak

The proactive move, instigated by the confirmation of two more suspected cases of the deadly disease which have claimed three lives in the Central African nation, is to check the disaster and make government alive to its responsibilities of ensuring good health for the citizenry.

In a statement yesterday in Abuja by its President and Secretary General, Mike Ogirima and Yusuf Tanko Sununu, NMA pledged its readiness to partner the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) to achieve yet another feat on prevention and control of the contagious ailment.

(PICTURES) Book Launch: I did a Very Bad Thing by TY Moore

On Sunday 14th May 2017 London experienced the book launch of  UK Nollywood's foremost award winning film producer, actor and director TY Moore. The book was titled " I Did A Very Bad Thing" her true life story.

The book documented her growing up ordeal... a young Christian girl raped and abused by those she trusted. This book is a great read for anyone that has experienced abuse from the ones they loved or would like to be able to help anyone that has gone through such ordeal. The book is available to buy on Amazon.com and Lulu.com. The book launch was attended by faces of UK Nollywood and officials from the Nigerian High Commission UK.

Book signing by author TY Moore
More Pictures after the break.

Biola Alabi Goes B.I.G As Banana Island Ghost Trailer Arrives


On the heels of the movie teaser of Chigul’s (Chioma Omeruah) hilarious prayer for ‘Sumtin BIG’ that went viral a few weeks ago, BAM-NEMSIA Pictures today released the first official trailer of its highly anticipated movie, Banana Island Ghost (B.I.G), written and directed by BB Sasore. The movie trailer was unveiled at the iMax Cinemas in Lekki, Lagos, to a very eager audience of press, media practitioners and industry enthusiasts who all hailed the trailer as “the best from Nollywood yet!”
Commenting on the trailer release, Biola Alabi, Executive Producer of the movie said, “Banana Island Ghost is unprecedented in many regards, and we believe that this trailer will excite viewers, across Nigeria and beyond, to look forward to a rib cracking experience when the movie hits the cinema screens in August.”

Why Nigeria-produced rice is more expensive than imported ones – Agric Minister

The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, on Tuesday gave reasons why imported rice is still cheaper than locally produced rice, despite government efforts.

Mr. Ogbeh, while responding to questions at a Town Hall meeting in Abuja, said one of the major reasons was that most of the imported rice was subsided by the foreign governments.

He said most of the imported rice are from Vietnam, India and Thailand.

Thailand subsidises the export of rice, the minister said.

He explained that the imported rice arrive at about 9,000 per bag, and are then sold at about N13,000 per bag to consumers unlike the local rice sold at about N16,000 per bag.

Opera announces Victor Moses as brand ambassador in Africa

Opera (www.Opera.com) is kicking off a partnership with football professional Victor Moses, Chelsea starter and Nigerian national team star player. Moses will be the brand ambassador of Opera Mini (http://APO.af/oO85qy), the most popular browser in Africa. Starting today, Moses will be featured in the new Opera Mini TV commercial (http://APO.af/sDJKir) as well as a range of collaborative projects extending throughout 2018.

“Football is one of the most popular types of content consumed by Opera Mini users throughout Africa”, says Jørgen Arnesen, Global Head of Marketing and Distribution at Opera. “Victor Moses is a perfect match for Opera, being not only a high performer, but also a great role model and natural ambassador of his home country Nigeria.”

Senate threatens CBN, NNPC, others over failure to submit budgets

The Senate has threatened to move against Federal Government corporations, agencies and parastatals who have yet to submit their 2017 budgets to the upper chamber.

At plenary on Tuesday, the Senate threatened to bar affected agencies from spending on their capital projects.

Nigerian-born actress wins big at BAFTA

Nigerian born British actress, Wunmi Mosaku has won the British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for Best Supporting Actress.

The annual awards of the British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs) was held on Sunday at Royal Festival Hall in London.

Mosaku won for her performance in ‘Damilola, Our Loved Boy’, seeing off competition from Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley), Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Nicola Walker (Last Tango in Halifax).

Federal Government Amends Charges Against Justice Ngwuta

The Federal Government on Tuesday again amended the corruption charges it preferred against a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, before a before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The added count has to do with the allegation that the defendant gave false information to the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, concerning his diplomatic passport with the purpose of procuring another one.

VIO Must Permanently Stay Off Lagos Roads - Ambode

…Urges FRSC to stay on Federal roads

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has said that the ban of Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) from Lagos road is permanent.

Governor Ambode who disclosed this Tuesday at the commissioning of Pedestrian bridges, layby and slip roads in Ojodu Berger axis also asked officers of the Federal Road Service Corps, (FRSC) to stay off all state roads.

NNPC to resume oil exploration in Lake Chad Basin

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has concluded arrangement to resume oil exploration in the Lake Chad Basin of Borno State.

The Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, yesterday said that the Nigerian Army has given it a “security clearance” towards this.

Baru stated this when he led top management staff of NNPC on a courtesy call on governor Kashim Shettima at the Government House, Maiduguri.

COAS Addresses Rwanda Defence College

The Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, today presented a paper on “Contemporary approaches to fighting terrorism: Challenges and Prospects” at the Rwandan Defence Force Command and Staff College National Security Symposium 2017, which has the theme, “Contemporary Security Challenges: The African Perspective”, Musanze, Rwanda.

Lagos Urges Residents To Embrace 'Citizens Gate'

Lagos State Government has urged all residents to embrace the newly designed portal known as “Citizens Gate”, which aimed at facilitating interaction, communication and connectivity between the citizens and the State Government.

The State Commissioner in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi disclosed this today at the 2017 Ministerial Press briefing commemorating the second year anniversary in office of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja.

Nigeria inflation rate witnesses decline again

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation declined by 0.02 percent in April, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, said on Tuesday.

According to the NBS in its new report, the inflation rate, put at 17.24 percent, declined a little further from the 17.26 percent recorded in March .

This represents the third consecutive month of a decline in the headline CPI rate, indicating some easing in high food and non-food prices.

May 27: Why early lesson on cashless is vital to child’s financial freedom, says Heritage Bank

As part of effort to further deepen the Central Bank of Nigeria's cashless policy, Heritage Bank Plc, has called for early lessons for teens on how to perform basic banking tasks, as a basic tools necessary for children's financial freedom.

In a statement made available to the media, the bank highlighted the importance to educate children on the cashless policy by showing them how prepaid card transactions work and how to use ATM cards to deposit and withdraw.

Daily Times, Others Unveil Activities to Mark 91 Years Anniversary (POSTER)

The anniversary committee revealed that the celebration will be flaged off with the National and Historic Exhibition of an AA top level exhibition with the theme: “Nigeria through the Times” at the entrance foyer of the Abuja International Conference center on May 16 ,2017 from 3.00 pm till 6.00pm and at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victorial Island Lagos, from June 1 to June 6, 2017.

The exhibition according to the release is aimed at bringing back to our memories, the vision and struggles of our founding fathers who laboured vigorously for the Nigerian Independence as exclusively documented by the Daily Times and retained in its very rich archives.

Nollywood: Moji Olaiya's Baby Dedication In Canada

The beautiful Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, who was recently delivered of her baby, had her child dedication in a mosque in Toronto, Canada.

We wish the new mother and child good health.

Here are the pictures.


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