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Headies 2020: Nominees list in full

Here is the 14th headies nominees list for the year 2020. The award is basically for the year in review (JULY 2019 – SEPTEMBER 2020) See full nominees list; BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR   A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artiste or group in the year under review. OZYMANDIAS – BRYMO SMILE – WIZKID FEAT. HER WONDERFUL – BURNA BOY DREAMER – FIREBOY DML GHOST TOWN – WURLD BEST POP SINGLE A voting category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group). BILLIONAIRE – TENI NOBODY – DJ NEPTUNE FEAT. JOEBOY & MR. EAZI. LADY – REMA FEM – DAVIDO JORO – WIZKID SKELETUN – TEKNO SONG OF THE YEAR A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review. FEM – DAVIDO NOBODY – DJ NEPTUNE FEAT. JOEBOY & MR. EAZI JORO – WIZKID MAFO – NAIRA MARLEY DUDUKE – SIMI PRODUCER OF THE YEAR An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album

How Domestic Violence Affected My Career - Ayo Adesanya

Nollywood actress Ayo Adesanya has said domestics issues were responsible for her exit off the limelight for 10 years. Speaking on Rubbin’ Minds on Channels Television the actress explained that she experienced domestic violence during her relationship and that played a part in her decision to take a break. “I started with the English movies but at a point, I wasn’t as active as I used to be. I was out of the scene for 10 years slightly due to domestic stuff. When I mean domestic, I was in a kind of relationship, though I was never married to him, we were living together. I experienced a little bit of domestic violence but I am over it now. “I went through that and I came out of that. I can actually talk about it now because, initially, when it happened I was a little bit ashamed then.” Adesanya who has starred in both Yoruba and English movies says she earns more when she features in English movies. “I have been acting for 22 years, I do both Yoruba and English movies bu

First Bank Sacks Over 1,000 Staff

Thousands of staff of First Bank of Nigeria, FBN, through its affiliate contracting firm in charge of recruitment, Whyte Cleon Limited, have been laid-off,. According to reports, the bank, which began the discreet sack action in August, in virtually all the branches nationwide, targets mostly contract staff that had spent nine years with the bank. The employees was said to have initially got their dismissal notification via text messages especially on Fridays, usually after 8pm when the staff had left for home. This was even as the bank has clarified that it does not owe contract staff any obligations outside the terms that guide employment of contract staff. But Whyte Cleon, said in a statement said “the decision to withdraw the services of our employees was communicated to them both verbally and formally in compliance with the conditions of service of engagements. “In global human resource outsourcing practice, employees can be withdrawn from an organization, deployed t

Mbappe, Dembele, Rashford And 22 Others For Euro Golden Boy Award

Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford have been included in a 25-man shortlist for the 2017 European Golden Boy award. The names of the nominees were published on different European media on Tuesday. The Golden Boy – which began in 2003 and run by Italian newspaper Tuttosport- is an award that is given by sports journalists to a young football player playing in Europe perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year (two halves to two separate seasons). All nominees must be under the age of 21 and play in a European nation’s top tier. Also included in the 25-man list are Manchester City’s Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus, Liverpool’s Nigerian-born England 2017 U-20 World Cup winner Dominic Solanke, AC Milan young goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic.

5 Benefits Of Cucumber Water

Cucumber water has become a popular drink not just among fitness fanatics, but most people in the world. More people are enjoying the healthy, refreshing drink at home, and why not? It’s delicious and easy to make yourself. Here are five ways cucumber water benefits your body It keeps you hydrated Water is essential for the body to function properly. The amount of water you need to stay well-hydrated varies depending on the person. Six to eight glasses of water a day is a good goal for most people. Although drinking plain water might seem boring. Adding cucumber gives it some extra flavor, which might encourage you to drink more. It helps with weight loss If you’re trying to lose weight, cucumber water can help you cut some serious calories from your diet. Sometimes your body confuses thirst with hunger, ever felt like you are hungry but in fact you are really thirsty? But how do you tell the difference? You could try reaching for a tall chilled glass of cucumber water f

Buhari’s speech at 72nd session of United Nations General Assembly

This is the full text of President Muhammadu Buhari ’ s address to the 72 nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, as posted by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President , Mr . Femi Adesina . It is entitled , ‘Statement Delivered By His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari , President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria at the General Debate of the 72 nd Session of United Nations General Assembly , in New York , on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 . ’ The full speech , Mr . President , Fellow Heads of State and Government , Mr . Secretary - General , Distinguished Delegates , Ladies and Gentlemen , 1 . On behalf of my country , Nigeria , I congratulate you Mr . President on your election and Mr . Gutteres on his first General Assembly outing as our Secretary - General . I assure you both of my country’ s solidarity and cooperation . You will indeed need the cooperation of all member States as we are meeting during extra -ordinarily troubled and dangerous

13 Political Parties Plans Merger

A total of 13 registered political parties in the country have agreed to collapse into one mega party to be known as Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the interim national chairman of the proposed party, Dr. Onwunbuya Breakforth, has said. Briefing newsmen yesterday, in Abuja, Breakforth said the merger was coming as a result of the ‘failure’ of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rescue Nigerians from the various challenges bedeviling the nation. He, however, declined to mention the names of the parties, saying their names would be made public when INEC announced the registration of the new party. “This movement has been consulting with different political parties and 13 of them have agreed to come together and merge as one mega party. It’s a merger not alliance. We are going to merge like the ACN, CPC, ANPP, New PDP and part of APGA merged to become APC and seized power in 2015. “We have approached INEC for registration of the 13 par

IPOB Remains Impregnable - Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has said he will not embark on an exile following threats of his rearrest by the federal government. Kanu also said that the IPOB is the most vibrant and intelligent mass movement in the world today, and it can’t be intimidated by the federal government. This was confirmed in a statement released by the media and publicity secretary Emma Powerful, the IPOB said: “Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has made it abundantly clear to all and sundry that he is NOT going on exile as a result of these childish threats from Hausa Fulani dominated Nigeria Government.” Powerful said the focus of the leadership of the group is to restore the freedom of Biafra and nothing short of that.Powerful also said: “IPOB family members worldwide under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu remain nonviolent, irrespective of the well documented brutal killings of unarmed peaceful demonstrators, abductions, torture, illegal detentions a

APC Is A Failure - Prof. Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) has thrown a jab at the All Progressives Congress while supporting military’s declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation. He revealed that IPOB exhibited characteristics that justified being described as a terrorist organisation. While speaking about the APC, the law professor described the party’s leadership as “a failure”. He said this in an interview with The Nation. “As for the leadership of the APC, I think they are the most unprincipled group of people. They are lily-livered, weak, and cannot run any organisation. The whole party is collapsing under them. They cannot control anybody. “In fact, they’re now encouraging and accepting ‘rogue elephants’, pampering people who are destroying the party, saying ‘let’s not annoy them too much’, but they’re destroying the APC house. “So, I think the APC leadership is weak, is too compromising a

I Will Fight Corruption Better Than Buhari - Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has vowed to fight corruption like never before if given the chance to preside over the country’s affairs. Atiku also challenged those he described as his self-righteous political enemies to either prove his alleged corrupt activities or keep quiet. The APC chieftain said this during a facility tour of the new ultra-modern Yaliam Press Limited in Jabi area of Abuja on Monday, September 11. This was contained in a statement by his Media Office in Abuja. Atiku was quoted as saying, “he would fight corruption like never before if he is given the opportunity to preside over the affairs of the country.” The former Vice-President said, “It is sickening to continue to regurgitate allegations of corruption against me by people who have failed to come forward with a single shred of evidence of my misconduct while in office.” He noted that people who lacked initiative, personal resourcefulness and ideas about wealth creation, “always assume that a

UCL: Messi Beats Juve; United,Chelsea, PSG Win

Lionel Messi scored twice to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Juventus in Tuesday's Champions League opener, earning a measure of revenge for last year's ouster. Four months after Juventus eliminated them in the quarterfinals, Barcelona began the group stage with a victory at the Camp Nou as Messi scored just before the break and helped set up a second before adding Barca's third himself. Ousmane Dembele, making his first Barcelona start since his €150 million move from Dortmund this summer, nearly broke through after intercepting a foolhardy pass from Mattia De Sciglio in the box, but he could only fire wide. De Sciglio had to come off with a knock soon afterwards, and Messi provided the opener just before the break by rolling a shot inside the far post after a one-two with Luis Suarez. Messi nearly had a second goal soon after the break, but his shot from 20 yards shook the post, then came back off of Gianluigi Buffon before falling out of play. The Argentin

Benefits Of Garden Egg To The Body

Garden egg  or egg plant is not only nutritional but significantly of health benefits. It comes in a range of colours and shapes. •Garden egg positively helps with heart problems and weight reduction. •It helps to lower eye pressure in persons with glaucoma without side effect even with high consumption. •Garden egg is high in potassium, a necessary salt that helps in maintaining the function of the heart and regulate blood pressure. •It helps in the treatment of stomach ulcers. •Eating garden egg is good at reducing blood cholesterol. •It is good for pregnant women  as they need more of vitamins and minerals which are available in garden egg vegetables. •Garden egg leaves can serve as a natural blood tonic in anaemic patient. •The leaf provides women with micro nutrients which, help in improving blood level. •Garden egg is one of the anti-cancer fruit which has been helping for over decades. •Garden egg provides the body with both fat soluble vitamins and water s

Jonathan Asks APC To Account For N14trn, Others

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denounced claim by ‎the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he looted public treasury during his reign. The ex-president, however, asked the APC-led government to account for N14 trillion ‎which he claimed it budgeted in the last two years. He also asked the  ruling party to explain to Nigerians why despite its claim to have recovered almost N2 trillion from his administration as looted funds, Nigeria still wants to borrow N1.6 trillion. He was reacting to an alleged statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, in which he was quoted to have said that “Nobody could have looted like Jonathan”. Jonathan stated, on his Facebook page yesterday, said that it was funny that no evidence of looting had been established against him, yet the APC spokesman, Abdullahi Bolaji, said he looted public treasury. In the statement issued on his behalf by Reno Omokri, he argued that even though “evidence abounds” that ex-

I Have Never Been Involved In Corrupt Practices - Atiku

Former Vice Presi­dent and a Chief­tain of the ruling All Progressives Con­gress (APC), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has described himself as well and better equipped to fight the war against corruption, if he is given the opportunity to oversee the affairs of Nigeria. Abubakar, who insisted that he has not been in­volved in corrupt practic­es throughout his service to Nigeria, both at the Nigeria Custom Services and as the Vice President, stressed that his wealth has only come out of his resourcefulness and suc­cessful investments. The former Vice presi­dent, who made the charge at a facility tour of the new ultra-mod­ern Yaliam Press Lim­ited in Jabi area of Abuja on Monday, therefore, charged anybody with prove of his corrupt prac­tices in office to come for­ward with such. “It is sickening to con­tinue to resuscitate al­legations of corruption against me by people who have failed to come for­ward with a single shred of evidence of my mis­conduct while in office.” He added tha

Debate On Second Term For Buhari Disgusting - Prof Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Monday, in Lagos, expressed disgust with emerging debates on re-election by some politicians in the country. Some northern governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress and some allies of President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday backed the President for a second term. The declaration came on the heels of the open declaration of support of the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan for the presidential bid of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who the minister declared as “our president in 2019”. But the renowned playwright is not amused by the debates going on in the country on the political permutations ahead of the 2019 general elections. Soyinka noted that the current administration had barely gone halfway, wondering why people were already planning to fill political positions.

I Contemplated Fleeing Nigeria - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday shocked his audience of eminent Nigerian traditional rulers when he said that there was a time he con­sidered fleeing Nigeria because of the country’s enormous chal­lenges. Buhari said that besides the numerous problems faced by the country he was not com­fortable with hunger arising from food scarcity due to poor harvest being added to them. The President therefore ex­pressed appreciation to God that because of last year’s rainy season which heralded a boun­tiful harvest this year the worst did not happen else he would have fled the country. He spoke at the Presiden­tial Villa in Abuja when he ad­dressed a delegation of the Na­tional Council of Traditional Rulers, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar and its co-chairman, the Ooni of Ife, Ogunwusi Adeyeye. The delegation was on a courtesy visit to the President, who recently returned from a three-month medical vacation in London. Buhari told his bemused guests that while he cont