Tuesday, 25 February 2014

[EXCLUSIVE] CHECK OUT THE BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR NIGERIA IDOL 4

By Oduwaiye Fela

Just like the premise of the original show Pop Idol, Nigerian Idol is a television reality show with a nation-wide search for Nigeria's next solo superstar, which will offer one young talent the opportunity that raw talented singers have until now, only dreamed of. Nigerian Idol aims to find the best singer in the country who can be defined as the "National" singer, and International Artiste.

Season IV is here! Check out the broadcast schedule after the cut...

REVEALED!!! NOMINEES OF AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS CHOICE AWARD (AMVCA) 2014

By Oduwaiye Fela


Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) is less than a month away and Nigeria's favourite malt drink, Amstel Malta, will once again sponsor this event.


Nominees of the prestigious and well-celebrated awards have since been announced to the delight of fans,

[VIDEO] MUST WATCH!!! LAUGH YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS...

By Oduwaiye Fela

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[PHOTO] MEET DON JAZZY'S FIANCEE, AMINA ABUBAKAR

By Oduwaiye Fela

Not quite long, Don Jazzy uploaded the face of his beautiful damsel on Twitter. She's so pretty and someone you'll go any length to have in your home. See photo after the cut...

ABUNDANT OPPORTUNITIES EXIST WITHIN NIGERIA POWER SECTOR - FG

By Oduwaiye Fela



The Federal Government has enjoined financial institutions to consider huge investments in the power sector as abundant opportunities exist within the sector.

The Vice President, Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo noted that the power sector is a success story in Nigeria. He said this while receiving Mr. Jim Cowles, Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East and

Friday, 21 February 2014

NEWS BRIEF: LIBYAN PLANE CRASHES IN TUNISIA, KILLING 11

By Oduwaiye Fela

A medical flight from Libya crashed in a field near Tunis before dawn on Friday after an engine caught fire, killing all 11 Libyans on board, Tunisia’s civil defense agency
said.

According to Libyan security officials, the dead included Miftah Daoudi, a founder of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group that helped to overthrow Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in 2011. Mr. Daoudi, who held a position in the Ministry of Martyrs and the Wounded in one of Libya’s transitional governments, had been traveling to Tunis for medical treatment when the plane crashed.

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[PHOTOS] WORLD'S FASTEST DESKTOP PRINTER UNVEILED BY HP

By Oduwaiye Fela



It was a night of glitz and glamour when HP Nigeria recently launched the HP Officejet Pro X series – the world’s fastest desktop printer which has earned a Guinness World Record title for unsurpassed speed at the Abora Hall, Eko Hotel and Suites. It was launched alongside new introductions in the HP Elite Portfolio

Thursday, 20 February 2014

THERE IS A DARK CLOUD OF DISTRUST IN SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI'S SUSPENSION - OBY EZEKWESILI

By Oduwaiye Fela


Reactions have started pouring in over the controversial suspension of the Central Bank Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. In her usual candour and stand with the truth, former World Bank Vice President (Africa) stated that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s suspension puts the government in a position where its intolerance for accountability comes through. Using her twitter handle, @obyezeks, Oby Ezekwesili, popular

FINALLY, FACEBOOK BUYS WHATSAPP

By Oduwaiye Fela



In what could be called social networking giant’s biggest acquisition to date, Facebook is purchasing WhatsApp for $19bn. WhatsApp has more than  450 million monthly users and is popular with people looking to avoid text messaging charges. The soon-to-acquired social networking site claims it is currently registering one million new users a day because the app allows users to send messages over internet

[BREAKING NEWS] CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR, SANUSI LAMIDO SUSPENDED BY PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN

By Oduwaiye Fela



President Goodluck Jonathan this morning suspended the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. In a statement released by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, the president stated that the action was taken to “urgently reposition the Central Bank of Nigeria for greater efficiency, respect for due process and accountability”.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

KADUNA STATE COMMISSIONER LAUDS SPECIAL DUTIES & INTER-GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS MINISTER

By Oduwaiye Fela



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The feat recorded by the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs under the leadership of Kabiru Tanimu Turaki as the Minister has been commended by the  Commissioner for Inter-Governmental Affairs in Kaduna State, Husaini Abdu  as worthy of emulation.

Husaini Abdu made the remark during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-

YOUR REFINERIES SHALL GO UP IN SMOKES - SHEKAU THREATENS

By Oduwaiye Fela


 Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the deadly Islamic sect Boko Haram, has threatened attacks in Nigeria's oil region.

He provided this information in a new video released on Wednesday, soon after Boko Haram insurgents

FOR NOT ACCEPTING SEXUAL ADVANCES, 17 YEAR OLD BOWEN STUDENT KILLED IN HER HOME

By Oduwaiye Fela

For not accepting sexual advances from boys in her neighborhood and being 'too proud', 17 year old Opeyemi Odusanya (pictured above) was killed at her parents house in the Alakuko area of Lagos on the 3rd of February by boys believed to be cultist.

Beautiful Opeyemi who was a 300 level student of Biochemistry at the Bowen University was to be raped

YOU ARE TO OPEN FOR 12 MONTHS INSPECTION - CPC ORDERS NBC, COCA-COLA

By Oduwaiye Fela




Consumer Protection Council has directed Coca Cola Nigeria Limited and the Nigerian Bottling Company to subject their manufacturing processes to the Council’s inspection for a period of 12 months to ensure compliance with laid down safety standards and regulations or face prosecution.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

[PHOTOS] I HAVE A VERY FIRM RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND I BELIEVE IN JESUS - RIHANNA CONFESSES

By Oduwaiye Fela

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“I don’t go out of my way to be a rebel or to have that perception, but a lot of the decisions I make, a lot of the direction I want to move, is against the grain, or against society’s tight lane, and I’m aware of that sometimes. It might not be fitting with the norm, but that’s OK for me.”  

YOBO MUST MARRY OUR DAUGHTER TRADITIONALLY - IN-LAWS LAMENTS

By Oduwaiye Fela




Yobo’s wife, Adaeze, is from Iru-Owelle Village in Awka Etiti, Idemili South local government area of Anambra State. According to one of them who asked not to be mentioned yet, their anger with the soccer star stems from the fact that he’s yet to marry their daughter

[GRAPHIC IMAGE] 100 LEVEL GHANAIAN STUDENT COMMITS SUICIDE OVER EXAM RESULTS

By Oduwaiye Fela



Tragedy struck in the South Campus of the University of Education in Winneba, Ghana as a 100 level student was found dead in an uncompleted building. Solomon Obeng, said to be a Basic Education student, took his own life on February 14, Valentine’s day, because he had gotten 3Es in his examination. The deceased was

I HAVE DISAPPOINTED MY CONGREGATION - PASTOR TURNED ARMED ROBBER AND FRAUDSTER

By Oduwaiye Fela


Pastor Isaiah Willie of Happy People Bible Church in the Ayobo area of Lagos State was to preach spiritual redemption to members of his congregation. 
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The father of two, who is cooling his heels in the custody of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, told PUNCH Metro that he had been into crime for many years, adding that he had been arrested a few years ago but was later released.

DIGITAL-DIRECT LAUNCHES LENOVO TABLET SERIES IN LAGOS

By Oduwaiye Fela


Digital Direct - An industry leading provider of World Class ICT Products & Solutions has unleashed the long awaited Lenovo Tablet Series at rock bottom prices for early buyers. The affordable Lenovo Tablet range that comes with amazing battery life is here to facilitate technology consumers to join in the Lenovo

Monday, 17 February 2014

ANNIE-MACAULAY IDIBIA BLASTS ICON MAGAZINE SAYS TUFACE IMPREGNATED NO ONE

By Oduwaiye Fela

 
 
 2face Idibia's wife, Annie, has also reacted to false reports put out by Icon magazine claiming that the singer is expecting a child with a banker named Teniola. The report is 100% false. See here respond after the cut...

[PHOTOS] BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS, BAFTA 2014 RED CARPET AND WINNERS

By Oduwaiye Fela


The 2014 British Academy Film Awards, BAFTAs, held last night Sunday February 16th at London's Royal Opera House and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hit the red carpet in matching tailored suits. See more red carpet photos plus full list of winners after the cut...

Friday, 14 February 2014

TEN NIGERIAN VERSITIES GET $80MillionUS WORLD BANK GRANT FOR RESEARCH

By Oduwaiye Fela



Ten Nigerian Universities have been offered grants of about $8 million US Dollars each for research and related activities under the World Bank- supported Africa Centres of Excellence (ACE) project.
The ten universities were out of the eighteen selected for the African Centres of Excellence from the West

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

BREAKING NEWS!!! FINALLY, PRESIDENT JONATHAN FIRED AVIATION MINISTER, STELL ODUAH AND OTHERS

By Oduwaiye Fela


Four Nigeria ministers, including the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, have resigned from the service of the Federal Government. Other ministers are Minister of the Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe, Minister of Police

SWEET SENSATION PARTNERS WITH COCA-COLA, LAUNCHES 'RED HOT VALENTINE'

By Boluwatife Awoks

 
Sweet Sensation Confectionery will bring its sheer ingenuity to bear once again during this year’s St. Valentine’s Day celebration when it hosts Lovers to a romantic couples’ dinner tagged ‘Red Hot Valentine

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

TRADES TABLE, THE LEADING CLASSIFIED ADS SITE PUT UP MEASURES TO PROTECT CUSTOMERS FROM ONLINE FRAUDS

By Oduwaiye Fela


Launched in August 2011, TradeStable has rapidly grown in popularity to become the safest and most convenient choice for buying and selling online as well as bringing buyers and sellers closer in Nigeria. The idea is simple: post a free ad or browse great deals other people have posted. If you like what you see, call

[PHOTO] BREAKING NEWS!!! I AM NOT GETTING MARRIED SOON TO ANYBODY - OSITA IHEME (PAWPAW)

By Oduwaiye Fela


Recently, it was reported that popular nollywood actor, Osita Iheme a.k.a Pawpaw was getting ready to walk down the aisle with his Ghanaian sweetheart. We eventually met with him and asked if the news is real

Monday, 10 February 2014

MUST READ!!! GAY COUPLE ARRESTED BY MOB, BEATEN AND FORCE TO HAVE SEX IN PUBLIC

By Oduwaiye Fela



Homosexuals in Nigeria have continued to suffer discrimination and brutality which escalated following the criminalization of same sex relationships. Recently, a gay couple in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers, were

Friday, 7 February 2014

WHO IS THE MAN JOHN THOMPSON, MICROSOFT NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN

By Oduwaiye Fela

As part of the CEO transition at Microsoft, via which Satya Nadella is taking over as the company's third CEO effective immediately, one of Microsoft's current board members, John Thompson is simultaneously taking on the role of Microsoft board chairman.

Recently, Thompson replaced Gates as board chairman. Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer is staying on the board as well, a spokesperson confirmed.  But Gates' new title is "founder and technology advisor." Gates will be advising Nadella on product direction and has freed up "over a third" of his time to potentially meet with product groups at Microsoft for some undisclosed length of time. (Yes, I admit I am skeptical about the realities of the greater Gates involvement part of this equation.)

Thompson has been a member of Microsoft's board for two years. He has also been leading Microsoft's CEO search for the past five months-plus. (In a new video clip of Thompson, which Microsoft posted today,

[PHOTOS] OMOTOLA JALADE CELEBRATES HER BIRTHDAY AS SHE SIGNED A MULTI-MILLION NAIRA DEAL

By Oduwaiye Fela



Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, the new brand ambassador for Ghandour Cosmetics Ltd, a cosmetics company here in Nigeria is a year older today February 7th. Wishing her many more blissful years ahead.

The deal was signed yesterday evening at the Protea Hotel Ikoyi, Lagos with her manager Michael Djaba

Thursday, 6 February 2014

FRED AJUDUA SENT TO KIRIKIRI PRISON FOR N1.3BILLION FRAUD

By Boluwatife Awoks



Fred Ajudua has been remanded in Kirikiri Prison for allegedly defrauding former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (retd.), of about $8.395m (about N1.3 billion). Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye ordered on Wednesday that he should be remanded in prisons custody following a fresh 13-count charge of fraud brought against him by EFCC.

The EFCC in the fresh charges dated 14 October, 2013, alleged that Ajudua, along with others still at large,

[PHOTOS] SPANISH CARGO SHIP BROKE IN TWO AFTER SLAMMING IN A JETTY IN SW FRANCE



By Boluwatife Awoks



Waves knock against the wreck of the Spanish cargo ship "Luno" that slammed into a jetty in choppy Atlantic Ocean waters and broke in two, off Anglet, southwestern France, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. The ship had been heading to a nearby port to load up with cargo when its engine failed and the rough waves carried it into the jetty. See more photos after the cut...

[PHOTOS] AMBROSE MONYE, FORMER NIGERIAN OLYMPIAN JAILE FOR LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA

By Oduwaiye Fela

Former Nigerian Olympic athlete, Ambrose Monye (pictured above), has been sentenced to life in 
prison in South Africa for the murder of 26 year old Channelle Henning (pictured right).

Monye, who participated in the Seoul Olympic game in 1988, is accused of killing Henning as she drove out after dropping her young son at the Morning Star Montessori Preschool in Faere Glen, East Pretoria South Africa on the 8th of November 2011. He and another accomplice, Andre Gouws, who was also sentenced

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

[MUST SEE 18+] GIRL SETS BOYFRIEND'S MANHOOD ABLAZE AFTER SHE DISCOVERED HE WAS CHEATING





By Oduwaiye Fela


Wonders they say shall never end. A girl in Lagos discovered the boyfriend was cheating on her and not that she caught him but a friend told her, so in the night she waited for him to sleep and she eventually set his

THE NEW FACE OF FIRST BANK NIGERIA AT 120YEARS IN OPERATION

By Oduwaiye Fela

FBN Holdings PLC popularly known as First Bank recently unveiled a new corporate identity (logo) as part of her 120th Anniversary celebrations.



The new logo didn’t lose the iconic Elephant symbol but rather refreshed it in a number of ways. The raised head of the elephant is a promise to all customers that with First Bank in your corner, every financial

[PHOTO] ANOTHER POLICEMAN CAUGHT ON VIDEO CAMERA DEMANDING 'DOLLAR BRIBE' NOW IN DETENTION

By Boluwatife Awoks


Corporal Aniyem Chiyem, policeman attached to Isheri Division, Lagos State Police Command was caught on video demanding foreign bribe from a Nigerian-American he stopped for wearing a navy-like cargo pant, has been arrested and currently in police custody. According to a press statement released this evening by the Nigerian police, Cpl Chiyem is currently

Monday, 3 February 2014

[RIP] TRIBUTE TO TOYIN OBADINA, ASSISTANT EDITOR, SATURDAY NEWSWATCH NEWSPAPER

By Oduwaiye Fela

Toyin Obadina, an Assistant Editor with Saturday Newswatch Newspaper was on shot in the stomach by unknown gunmen while on his way from work on Friday January 31. He died two days later on Sunday February 2nd after a surgery was done to extract the bullet that was lodged in his stomach.

Recounting what happened, his wife said Obadina was approaching the Parafa end of Imota Road in

[PHOTOS] SEN. IBIKUNLE AMOSUN COMMISSIONED ALLIED ATLANTIC DISTILLERIES LIMITED, IGBESA, OGUN STATE

By Oduwaiye Fela

L-R: Managing Director, Allied Atlantic Distilleries Ltd (AADL), Mr. Anurag Dhiman; representative of Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Oluwatoyin Adetunji; Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; and the Chairman of AADL, Mr. Olajide Rosiji during the commissioning of the ethanol manufacturing plant of AADL at Igbesa, Ogun State

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, recently unveiled the over N5 Billion ultra-modern ethanol manufacturing plant in Igbesa, Ogun State.

The plant built by Allied Atlantic Distilleries Ltd (AADL), a subsidiary of the Lexcel Group, is the first of its kind in Africa to produce ethanol, a major component in the production of wines and spirits using cassava.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

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DOWNLOAD THE TIME TABLE AND SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR ELECTIONS



By Oduwaiye Fela

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NIGERIA FG FLAGGED-OFF OPEN DATA DEVELOPMENT INTIATIVE PROGRAMME

By Oduwaiye Fela

The Federal Government recently flagged-off an Open Data Development Initiative to support its objective of driving innovations, investments and economic growth by enabling access to government data.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Communication Technology which made this known explained that the initiative is a consultative and inclusive process that will open up high value data-sets from across government ministries to Nigerian citizens, businesses and the rest of the world, for free.

The commencement of this process, the statement added makes Nigeria the world’s first Federal Open Data initiative to simultaneously launch inclusive and continuing consultations with both government and non-government communities on their Open Data priorities to develop the country’s national Open Data implementation plan.

The state further read that: “The Nigeria Federal Open Data Initiative, supported by the World Bank and
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