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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

BB Naija Seeaon 5 To Commence July 19th, 2020

Producers of the popular Big Brother Naija reality TV show have announced the commencement date for the long-anticipated fifth season of the reality Tv show. In a statement issued recently, the organisers noted that all is set for the commencement of the show which is scheduled for July 19th. This was sequel to a postponement due to the corona virus pandemic.

NBA Warns Comedian Lasisi Elenu Insult On Legal Profession

The Nigerian Bar Association has called on popular social media comedian, Lasisi Elenu to exercise caution in the way he represents the profession in his line of work. The multi-talented comedian who depicts different characters in his skits recently added that of being a lawyer to his catalogue. Lasisi adds humour to his imaginary court proceedings with high-sounding words while quoting non-existent parts of the constitution. Reacting to his latest video, Habeeb Lawal, Assistant National Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association wrote “We beg to use you as a point of reference to all other comedians. Lawyers have awesome sense of humour, as such we enjoy your jokes & appreciate the creativity. “However, if you must represent our profession in your works kindly ensure you properly adorn the wig, bip & gown. “We acknowledge your right of expression, but NOTE that we also reserve the rights to take all necessary steps to guide against the ridicule of our nob

Peter Okoye Tests Positive To COVID-19

Popstar Peter Okoye Says He Tested Positive For COVID-19 Nigerian popstar artiste, Peter Okoye, has that he and his family tested positive for COVID-19. “It took me a lot of courage to say this,” he said in a live session on his verified Instagram page. For weeks “I was in prison in my own house. I was sick. I was COVID-19 positive. It took me a lot of courage to say this. I caught the virus. “I used to think this whole virus thing was a joke and I took it for granted.”  Okoye said his daughter, wife and some of his househelps later tested positive to the virus. They have been treated however and have tested negative.

N-Power Portal Is Secured From Hacking - FG

The federal government on Sunday has debunked reports that the N-Power portal had been hacked. Rather, the government said the portal was not only secured but also that it had not been compromised in any way. This was as it also disclosed that more than one million applications were received from intending N-Power enrollees across the country in less than 48 hours. The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development,  in a statement, Sunday night, through its Deputy Director Information, Rhoda Iliya, said, “Over 1,000,000 applications have been received from across the Federation in less than 48 hours  after the Honourable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq declared open the new N-Power Portal on the Ministry’s website.” It called on all young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35 with or without formal education to apply for a slot in the new programme which it said, “would be very focused on agriculture.” The statement also noted that the p

We Will Allow Football Fans From July 10 - Rio

The state of Rio de Janeiro will allow football fans into stadiums from July 10, initially at one-third capacity, according to an official decree. Capacity will move to two-thirds from August 1, while stadiums will be able to function with no restrictions from August 16, said the decree published by Rio townhall on Friday. The initial easing must allow for 4 sqm per person and ticket sales will only be online. The Rio state championship has been the first to resume in South America, a region hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The league, comprising professional teams within Rio state, resumed behind closed doors on June 18. Brazil has the second-highest number of infections and deaths from the new coronavirus worldwide, after the United States: more than 1.2 million and 55,000, respectively. Source: Channels News

Your Efforts Are Valuable And Priceless, Funke Akindele Tells Military

Popular Nigerian actress and producer of Jennifer's diary, Funke Akindele Bello has praised the Nigerian military for their efforts in defending the nation and maintaining peace. In a video, the ace entertainer noted that the efforts of milliary personnel should be appreciated by all and shouldn't be despised as without them the country will cease to exist. Below is the link to the video: https://twitter.com/DejiAdesogan/status/1277496569617690624?s=19

Buhari Orders Reopening Of Schools, Lifts Ban On Interstate Travels

The Federal Government has said that the inter-state border restrictions would be lifted on July 1. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said yesterday Monday in Abuja at the 47th joint national briefing of the committee. However, he said that the movement would only be within the non-curfew time. The nationwide curfew is between 10pm and 4am. He also said that while the schools remained closed, exiting students across the country, including primary six, JS three and SS three, would resume at a time to be announced. He also said that bars, cinemas and night clubs remained closed till further notice; while guests at wedding would be limited to 20, including family members. Speaking earlier, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said that President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the extension of ease of lockdown by four weeks. “Permi

EFCC Nabs Entertainer For Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a fraud kingpin. This was made known via its Twitter handle @officalEFCC. Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested the suspect, Babatunde Oyerinde Abidoun, a.k.a. Kashy, for his alleged involvement in cyber crimes. Abiodun, was said to be the proprietor of CashNation Ent. Ltd., a music record label, and was arrested recently at his residence in Lekki Conservative Estate, Lagos. Furthermore, Abiodun, who shuttles between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates, UAE, and allegedly used the proceeds of his fraudulent activities to fund his lavish lifestyle. Items recovered from the suspect at the point of arrest include a white 2013 Bentley Continental and Mercedes Benz GLK 350. The suspect will soon be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded. Source: EFCC Twitter Handle

COVID-19: Phase Two Of Lockdown Extended By Four Weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of phase two of eased lockdown by another four weeks. This will take effect from Tuesday, June 30 through midnight of Monday, July 27, 2020. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha made this known to State House correspondents after briefing the president on the level of corona virus in the country. According to him, the extension has some modifications to the ease of lockdown protocols that allows inter-state travel outside the curfew hours which is 10: 00 pm to 4:00 am daily. The second phase of the eased lockdown also allows students who are taking their final examinations to resume schools. Source: Channels News

NASS Suspends Hike In Electricity

The leadership of the National Assembly has suspended the hike in electricity. This was after the process of convincing Distribution Companies (DISCOs) in the country to defer the hike in electricity tariffs scheduled to take effect from July 1, 2020. The Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media, Ola Awoniyi, made this known via a statement. He revealed that the lawmakers met with the Chief Executives of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the DISCOs and succeeded in persuading them to postpone the planned increase of tariffs until the first quarter of 2021. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as well as other principal officers and chairmen of the Committees on Power of the two chambers, attended the meeting. Awoniyi said the National Assembly leaders were emphatic that the timing of the planned hike was wrong, although they do not have issues with the need to introduce cost-refl

Excitement As Burna Boy Clings 2020 BET Best International Award

Popular Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex popularly known as Burna Boy, has won the award for BET’s Best International Act. This is his 2nd consecutive BET win as he won in the same category in 2019 The talented singer was nominated alongside British rapper, Stormzy, South African singer, Sho Madjozi, Ninho from France and a few others. Due to the pandemic, the award will be presented by top British model, Naomi Campbell via a video call. In his award speech, Burna Boy in less than a minute gave his take on the way forward for black lives to matter. "I'll like ot use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835, there was a mission to turn Africa into a dominated nation. Now is the time to return and go back to the royalty that we were because in order for black lives to matter, Africa must matter," he said. Source: legit.ng

Messi , Ronaldo, Pirlo others Feature in Carlos Tevez Testimonial Match

Former Manchester United, Manchester city and Westham Striker Carlos Tevez has revealed the players to feature during his testimonial match, the squad include the five time Balloon D'or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and the current Balloon D'or holder Lionel Messi, others include goalkeeper Buffon, United legend Paul Scholes , Patrice Evra, Juventus legend Pirlo and others. Carlos Tevez: "If I retired and had to organize a farewell match, my team would be: Buffon, Ibarra, Ferdinand, Heinze, Evra, Scholes, Pirlo, Pogba, Ronaldo, Messi and Rooney. I’d stay on the bench."  Carlos Tevez Is currently playing for Boca Junior in Argentina and may retire anytime soon.

Daughter Of Atrlla Damascus Bags Scholarship After Graduating As Valedictorian

Angelica, a daughter to Stella Damasus, a Nigerian actress, has bagged a scholarship to study at Columbia University after graduating as a valedictorian at a high school in the US. Damasus broke the news  on her Instagram page while also sharing a picture of Angelica. She penned a congratulatory message to the young scholar to which many Nigerians have been reacting. “My beautiful daughter graduated high school today. I am such a proud mum right now. She didn’t only get a scholarship to @columbia she is also valedictorian of the class of 2020,” Damasus wrote. It’s official! I’m a high school graduate. I’m so proud to be graduating with the class of 2020 as the valedictorian. It’s been a hell of a journey and I can’t wait to start the next chapter,” Angelica wrote. Source: Cable News

I Would Like To Play With Ronaldo - Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has voiced out his determination to playing with Juventus forward and the five time Balloon D'or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.  While speaking, he said he'll definitely have more assists if he's playing with him and he'll like to play with him. Kevin De Bruyne: "I would like to play with Cristiano Ronaldo. I would definitely have more assists. With Cristiano I could cross the ball 3 metres too high and know he is still going to get it, he would help me a lot." Manchester city failed to defend their title this season after beaten by Chelsea yesterday, however the Belgium midfielder still tops the chart with most assist in EPL.

Army Nabs Officer For Insulting Service Chiefs In Viral Video

A Soldier of the Nigerian Army, Lance Corporal Martins, has been arrested after making a video blasting the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and other security chiefs in the country. According to reports, the soldier was arrested on the orders of Buratai. Lance Corporal Martins berated the security chiefs of Nigeria for deliberately not acting to stop the incessant killings of Nigerians by terrorists and armed bandits. In the 12-minute video, the soldier expressed his anger at the security chiefs especially Buratai, and Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, for not being committed to end the incessant killings of Nigerians by terrorists and armed bandits. He revealed how the military ordered the illegal detention of some soldiers, who demanded better weapons and ammunition to combat Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the country. He stated that though he might be arrested and probably killed for the video, he is ready to sacrifice him

DJ Cuppy Reacts, Calls 2020 Action Film

Florence Otedola, a.k.a DJ Cuppy has commented on the current situation of things in the country. The popular entertainer in a tweet referred to 2020 as an action film.  She was apparently referring to the corona virus pandemic in the country as well as the death of several important personalities especially the former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. Several of her followers immediately commented on the tweet to express their minds on the year 2020. See screenshot of the tweet below:

NPFL: Enyimba Goalkeeper Backs Club Owners Decision

Enyimba goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai has backed the suggestion of the Club Owners on ending the league and declaring continental representatives for the country. In a chat, Afelokhai insisted that the decision made by the Club owners association is the best in the interest of all the parties involved. ”Every decision taken by the club Chairmen is not bad, all we need the LMC to do the right is decide on the teams to represent the country on the continent,” ”You cannot say the league should be continued and expects players to travel to such states to play football, it is going to be a big risk for everyone involved”. Source: today.ng

Obaseki Wins PDP Guber Primary

Governor Godwin Obaseki has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP)’s flag bearer for the Edo State governorship election taking place on September 19th, 2020. Mr Obaseki was announced as winner after the delegates cast their votes at the party’s primary held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital. The coast had earlier been cleared for governor Obaseki’s win after other aspirants running against him stepped down. Source: Channels News

Nigeria's Economic Growth Will Decline Further - IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday said the Nigerian economy will contract by 5.4 per cent in 2020. The Chief Economist and Director of the Research Department at the organisation, Gita Gopinath, announced the projection during an online press conference on the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) Wednesday. The new projection, the IMF said, is lower than the 3.4 per cent negative growth it had estimated for the country in April. Speaking on the latest outlook for Nigeria, Ms Gopinath said the projection for sub Saharan Africa overall is -3.2 per cent in 2020 with recovery in 2021 at 3.4 per cent. “So, this is a significant downward revision and we have some very large negative growth forecast for instance; South Africa is -8 per cent and for Nigeria, it is -5.4 per cent growth,” she said. The IMF said growth projection in some other emerging and developing economies were also revised downward. The IMF also said external vulnerabilities were increasing, refl

Liverpool Crowned England Champions After 30 Years

Liverpool were crowned champions of England for the first time in 30 years after Manchester City lost to Chelsea. Only a win for City at Stamford Bridge would have allowed them to hold on to the Premier League trophy for a little longer and their two-year reign is now officially over. Pep Guardiola's side lost a total of six league games in those two seasons combined, but their eighth defeat of this campaign leaves them 23 points behind the leaders, with seven games left. Kevin de Bruyne's brilliant second-half free-kick cancelled out Christian Pulisic's breakaway goal for the hosts but Liverpool's title was confirmed with 12 minutes left when Fernandinho was sent off for handball on the line and Willian dispatched the resulting penalty. While City are still in the Champions League and continue their defence of the FA Cup at Newcastle on Sunday, their next act in the league will be as part of Liverpool's coronation when they welcome the Reds to Etihad Stadium next T

Seyi Makinde, Babajide Sanwo-Olu , Others Mourn Former Oyo State Governor , Abiola Ajimobi

Governor of Oyo State and Lagos State have sent their condolences to the family of the former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, others are Dr Ifeayin Arthur, Senator Shehu Sani. He was a leader who served the people of Oyo State and Nigeria with passion and a total commitment to progressive ideals - Babajide Sanwo-Olu(Governor Lagos State). I just received the sad news of the passing of Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past Governor of Oyo State. At this difficult time, my prayers are with Florence, his wife; his entire family; and the people of Oyo State. - Dr Ifeayin Arthur Okowa (Governor Delta State). I was so sorry to hear the news of the passing away of the immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi which sad event took place earlier today. Surely, he will be remembered for leaving a blueprint for some of the activities that our administration is now undertaking. - Seyi Makinde (Governor Oyo State). Ex Governor Ajimobi;Inna lillahi wainna illayhir raji

PDP Mourns Ex Governor of Oyo State Abiola Ajimobi

The People's Democratic Party PDP has mourned the former Governor of Oyo State , Abiola Isiaq Ajimobi who died today in a private hospital. This was sent through the twitter in a press statement signed by the Party's National Secretary Kola Ologbodiyan describes the death of the former Governor as irreparable National loss. PDP Saddened, Mourns Ajimobi...Says His Death is An Irreparable National Loss The NWC of the @OfficialPDPNig on behalf of the NEC & the PDP family, mourns the death of former Governor of Oyo state & immediate past acting National Chairman of the @OfficialAPCNg Sen Abiola Ajimobi.

Former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi Is Dead

Immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi and former senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is Dead. Mr Ajimobi died on Thursday at a private hospital in Lagos after spending weeks in intensive care for coronavirus complications, according to Akin Alabi, a federal lawmaker and political associate of the former governor’s. He was 70. There were rumour some days ago about his death before his daughter came out to clear the air on his death, before he is confirmed dead today.

Research Grants: Buhari Approves Funds To Encourage Researchers

The federal government has reviewed its National Research Fund (NRF) domiciled with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to N7.5 billion for 2020 from an initial N5 billion in 2019. The agency also said the latest increase in the fund makes it the largest holder of research grants in Nigeria. The National Research Fund was established pursuant to the Tertiary Education Trust Fund Act 2011 for the resuscitation of research activities in Nigerian institutions. The executive secretary of TETFund, Suleiman Bogoro, said this at the 2020 TETFund Board of Trustees (BOT) Retreat in Abuja on Wednesday. The official said President Muhammadu Buhari also approved the establishment of six medical simulation research and clinical training facilities in six colleges of medicine in each geopolitical zone within the year. He said the approval provided an opportunity for TETFund to provide 12 COVID-19 and related infectious disease molecular laboratories, two in each geopolitical zone

World Bank Approves $750m Loan For Nigeria's Power Sector

World Bank has approved $750m International Development Association credit for Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Operation to improve electricity supply. In a statement, the ace bank said the loan was for the power sector recovery operation to achieve financial sustainability and enhance accountability in the sector. It explained that about 47 per cent of Nigerians do not have access to grid electricity and those, who had access faced regular power cuts. Shubham Chaudhuri, World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, said lack of reliable power had stifled economic activity and private investment and job creation. He said, “The lack of reliable power has stifled economic activity and private investment and job creation, which is ultimately what is needed to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty. “The objective of this operation is to help turn around the power sector and set it on a fiscally sustainable path. This is particularly urgent at a time when the government needs all

Veteran Nollywood Actor Ogun Majek Is Dead

Vetran Yoruba film actor Gbolagade Akinpelu better known as Ogun Majek is dead. The cause of death is yet to be made public. It is gathered that the late actor was battling ill-health before his death. He is reported to have died today at his Imalenfalafia home in Ibadan. The death of the actor was confirmed in a Facebook post by veteran filmmaker Tunde Ola-Yusuf. The post reads: “From him we come and onto him we shall return. Alh. Gbolagade Akinpelu Ogunmajek has returned to his creator. “May God almighty rest his soul among the righteous.” The President of Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr. Latin, also confirmed his death. The news of his death is coming barely 48 hours after the death of fellow actor Bose Adedoyin better known as Madam Tinubu. Source: Guardian News

2baba Appointed As UN Refugee Ambassador

The United Nations has appointed ‘African Queen’ crooner, 2baba (formerly 2face Idibia), as its Refugees Goodwill Ambassador. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced this on Tuesday via its verified Instagram handle. It acknowledged the musician’s commitment and devotion to the welfare of refugees and internally displaced persons, while exuding optimism that he will continue in the path. “We are so excited to share the news that @official2baba has been appointed @refugees Goodwill Ambassador! “2Baba, your steadfast commitment for refugees and internally displaced people is remarkable and we are excited to continue this journey with you! Thank you for uplifting the narrative of the Africa refugee and IDP,” the agency wrote. 2baba pledged, “I hope to raise awareness and support for people forced to flee. It’s up to all of us to keep their hope alive.” Source: Punch News

Lagosians Celebrate Sanwo-Olu As He Marks His 55th Birthday

Residents and citizens of Lagos State have continued to pour encomiums on their Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Several of them described the Governor as a man of the people whose tenure so far has yielded positive results. They prayed God to grant the Governor more fruitful years in the service of the people.

Create Isolation Spaces Before Resumption, FG Tells Schools

The federal ministry of education has proposed that schools must create temporary isolation spaces and fully-equipped clinics before reopening. The conditions are contained in a document entitled “Guidelines for Schools and Learning Facilities Reopening after COVID-19 Pandemic Closure”, submitted to the national assembly, a copy of which was obtained by The Nation on Wednesday. In the document, Adamu Adamu, minister of education, states that the conditions are key strategies for implementing safe, efficient, and equitable plans for school reopening and operations. “Given that COVID-19 may be with us for a while, the guidelines also highlight the urgent need to maintain and improve upon distance learning programmes,” the minister said. He added that the guidelines were drafted in close coordination with health, environmental, education, and school safety experts who were tasked with the responsibility of charting a pathway for safely reopening schools and learning facilities f

Police Rescue Workers Trapped In Rice Factory For Three Months

The Kano State Police Command have rescued over three hundred people locked in a rice-processing factory and forced to work throughout a coronavirus lockdown. From the end of March the men were allegedly not allowed to leave the mill in the northern city of Kano. The men said they were threatened with sack by the managers of the Indian-owned mill, Popular Farms. Policemen stormed the factory earlier this week after obtaining a court injunction, arresting four managers and releasing the detained workers. The workers were promised an additional N5,000 a month on top of their N25,000 monthly salary – those who did not accept were threatened with the sack, reports BBC. Police spokesman Abdullahi Haruna said that the plant had now been shut down and the owners were being investigated for “holding the men against their will”. Some of the men say were forced to work most of the time during their incarceration, with little food. “We were allowed to rest for only a short time, no

FAAN Relocates Headquarters To Abuja

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has moved its headquarters to Abuja in compliance with the Federal Ministry of Aviation’s directive that agencies in the sector relocate their headquarters to Abuja. General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu made this known in a statement. The movement, she said, was aimed at ensuring operational efficiency, while  improving the quality of service delivery to our esteemed customers. Already, the Managing Director, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, directors and other critical  staff members of the Authority, Mrs Yakubu said, had since relocated to the new FAAN headquarters.

You Can't Exclude Obaseki From Primaries, Court Orders PDP

A Federal High Court in Ekpoma, Edo State, has stopped the Peoples Democratic Party from excluding Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, from participating in its gubernatorial primary election. After a suit filed by Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, a PDP aspirant, a Federal High Court in Rivers State had restrained Obaseki from contesting Thurdays's primary on the grounds that he did not purchase the form within the stipulated time on the party's time table. However, in another suit brought before the high court in Edo, one Felix Irioh asked that Obaseki be allowed to contest the primary on the grounds that the PDP granted him a waiver. In his ruling, J. O. Okeaya-Inneh, the judge, said, "I find in my humble view that the applicants have satisfied the guidelines for the grant of the orders sought as enjoined in the celebrated landmark case of Kotoye v CBN (1989), 1 NWLR PT. 98, 419 at 441. “The balance of convenience is in favour of the 1st and 2nd applicants and there is no

Nollywood Loses Another Actress To Death

Veteran Nollywood actress, Shafkat Bose Adewoyin, is dead. The late actress was  famous for her role as Madam Tinubu in ‘EFUNROYE TINUBU’. She was said to have died yesterday and had been buried according to Islamic principles. Late Adewoyin played the role of Madam Tinubu in ‘EFUNROYE TINUBU’, written by Professor Akinwumi Isola and directed by Gbenga Adewusi in 1989 after it was later adapted for television 1989/1990. The hit play toured Nigeria before finally being staged in the USA in 1986. Adewoyin who started acting at a young age was a quintessential actress, dancer, and costumier. She was on the contingent of the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture that performed Funmi Odusolu’s famous dance musical, ‘ORÍ’ (Destiny). Madam Tinubu would later costume many plays for stage and screen while she also acted along. She earned another as Mama Oni Mama after acting alongside Oga Bello (Adebayo Salami) in Funke Akindele’s ‘ỌMỌ GHETTO’.Oga Bello played Baba Onibaba. Unt

COVID-19: Benue Records First Death

Benue State Government has announced that the first death from the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) has been recorded in the state. The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Sunday Ongbabo disclosed this to newsmen yesterday. Although he could not categorically confirm the cause of death, the Commissioner said the victim was being managed by the state government. According to him, the patient had other health complications arising from a surgery he had, adding that a post-mortem test conducted on the corpse came back positive for COVID 19. Source: Channels News

Three PSG Players Test Positive To COVID-19

Three Players of the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have tested positive for coronavirus. A staff member was also said to have tested positive to the Virus. The club carried out on the tests that confirmed the cases on Monday. A statement on PSG's website read: "These individuals had exhibited symptoms during the confinement period when they were not in contact with each other. "They are no longer contagious and will resume their training program." PSG are scheduled to resume training in small groups on Thursday. The Ligue 1 champions, who were crowned in April after the remainder of season was cancelled and positions decided on a points-per-game basis because of the coronavirus pandemic, are due to return to training ahead of the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue finals and the resumption of the Champions League. Thomas Tuchel's men are through to the last eight of the Champions League, which will be finished in a tournament in Lisbon in August. Pr

Ole On De Gea: He's The Best Goalkeeper In The World

Manchester United manager Ole Solkjaer has praised his goalkeeper and named him the best goalkeeper in the world and he is happy to work with him because he shows that in every match. He said this after many criticism from ex-united players on De Gea after conceding a goal in the last game against Tottenham. Ole on @D_DeGea: "David is the best goalkeeper in the world. He's only conceded two goals in his last seven games for us. "He still makes match-winning saves, he's been consistently working hard in training and he's mentally strong — I'm really happy with his work."

Ronaldo Is The Best Player In Football History - Zidane

Former France international and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has throw into the light and mentioned the Portuguese ace has the best player in history. Cristiano Ronaldo played under Zidane which he enjoyed numerous playing time with the famous winning of the champions league 3 times in a row. He also claimed the best player on different occasions under the French tutelage. Zinedine Zidane: "Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in football history."  Ronaldo later left Real Madrid to join Juventus.

N-POWER Batch C: All You Need To Know

Earlier, the Federal Government of Nigeria announced a job vacancy into the Federal working class called NPOWER and thereby rolling out the requirements for registration. They said this was necessary because the Batch A and B had already passed out, therefore there's need to recruit new intakes which is Batch C.  The programme was intiated by Buhari led administration. N-POWER NIGERIA 2020 REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION: A. You must reside and be a Nigerian citizen by birth. B. You must have at hand, your Birth certificate or age declaration. C. You must have a Bank verification number (BVN) D. You must have a valid phone number, E-mail Address and also a recent passport photograph E. You must possess a WAEC/BSc/HND degree from a reputable institution. F. You must be between 18 to 35 years G. You must download and print-out the Parent/guardian and Acknowledgment Form H. You must have a valid identification e.g International Passport, Voters ID-Card, National ID-card or Drivers Licen

COVID-19: No State Is Free - NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says no state in the country is free from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu disclosed this on Monday during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The comment comes even as the NCDC is yet to officially report a case in Cross River state, as of Monday afternoon. Mr. Ihekweazu was responding to a question about states who were discharging patients and declaring themselves COVID-19 free. “No state, no single state in Nigeria is COVID-19 free, not one,” Mr. Ihekweazu said. “No country in the world is COVID-19 free. Even New Zealand, that is an island state is still having new cases after a period of not having any.” He continued: “We can’t separate ourselves from the rest of the country. We live in a context, viruses spread, it’s the nature of them, so right now no state is COVID-19 free. That’s why we have to keep doing this work that we are

We Will Decide On InterState Ban Next Week - FG

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said it will review guidelines for lifting of the ban on interstate travels. Speaking at the daily press briefing of the PTF in Abuja, the National Coordinator of the task force, Dr Sani Aliyu, said the roads would be opened when the bus termini in the country all had COVID-19 preventive measures in place. Aliyu stated this as the PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, disclosed that the Federal Government would next week decide on its lockdown policies, including the ban on interstate movements. The PTF coordinator said the guidelines submitted by the Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, was being reviewed and the roads would be opened as soon as it is safe to do so. He said, “At the moment, we still have restrictions on interstate travel. But we have been linking up with the Federal Ministry of Transportation through the Minister of State for Transportation. They have given us guidelines that they have developed: very d

13 State Legislators Test Positive To COVID-19 In IMO

Thirteen more members of the Imo State House of Assembly have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The spokesman for the State Task Force on COVID-19, Chinedu Iwuala, confirmed on Tuesday. This brings the total number of lawmakers in the state who are COVID-19 positive to 14. The infected lawmakers have gone into self-isolation and the State Assembly Complex in Owerri has remained shut since the first lawmaker was diagnosed with the virus. Source: Channels News

2020 Hajj To Open Next Month - Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian government has announced that this year’s Hajj will take place next month but a “very limited” number of pilgrims will be allowed to take part. It also said pilgrims taking part will be from various nationalities but must already reside in Saudi Arabia The Kingdom’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced this on Monday stating that the decision was taken due to the ongoing threat from the coronavirus pandemic and to also preserve “global public health,”. The ministry said the decision had been made “in light of continuation of the pandemic and the risks of Coronavirus spreading in crowded spaces and large gatherings.” “A very limited number of pilgrims from various nationalities who already reside in Saudi Arabia, would be able to perform it. “This decision is taken to ensure Hajj is performed in a safe manner from a public health perspective while observing all preventative measures and the necessary social distancing protocols” the ministry said. Last

Police Seal APC National Secretariat

The police have sealed off the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja. The development is not unconnected to disagreement between members of the national working committee (NWC) of the party. On Monday, some protesters stormed the secretariat and demanded that the NWC be dissolved. The party has been in a leadership crisis following an appeal court order upholding the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the APC.

You Can't Participate In Primaries, Court Tells Obaseki

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has restrained the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki from participating in the governorship primary election organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. The court presided over by Justice E.A. Obile gave the order in pursuant to a motion exparte dated June 22 filed by one of the PDP governorship aspirants, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama. The suit listed the defendants as Prince Uche Secondus, Emmanuel Ogidi, Chief Debekeme Boyleyefa, Senator James Manager, Ajibola Muraina, PDP, Godwin Obaseki and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The judge said: “That order of interim injunction is granted restraining INEC from further recognising or accepting Obaseki or any other person as candidate of the PDP other than those name of the plaintiff or that of other applicants, who have already purchased nomination forms and were screened within the time stipulated in the PDP’s timetable for the nomina

"European Countries are World Users not Beaters" , Mourinho's Verdict on African Players

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has voiced out his frustration on some European countries using African players as their stronghold to winning various FIFA competitions with the likes of Germany, France, Portugal and others in the limelight. Jose Mourinho : "I am always open to African Players. I always make it clear for them that it is very important to represent your own national team despite the background or how long you been in Europe. I want the world to see that Africa is Equal with everyone, Africans are not behind with talent. They have talent to win any tournament, except that most of their Best players are scattered around the world playing for other countries instead of their homelands. I know i won't be popular for making this statement, but FIFA should make things fair by refusing to let Players to represent other countries, this will make FIFA tournaments even more competitive not one-sided. Make  new procedures that will never allow African players to repres

Procrastination: An Enemy Of Progress

By Olakunle Seun My   experience with the power of procrastination. Our lives and destines are all laid bare in our hands, we can mare or make it a living one, by just an action taken, by avoiding procrastination, or by not taking such actions, if we give in to procrastination. What then is Procrastination? It is simply putting the right thing at the appropriate time, at the wrong and inappropriate time. You heard me, it is as simple as that. A student needs to read for an exam, a forth coming one for that matter, but adjourns such reading to the wrong time, by doing the wrong thing at the right time of reading. We are what we chose to be, heard of millionaires, heard of Billionaire and multimillionaire?, ask them all they are men and women that have travailed and prevailed over the power of procrastination. Thinking of something you should do?, budding an idea to lay hands on something, which might bring about a life long transformation, but you are thinking the right time is not yet

My Encounter with a Cultist

By Akanji Abdul Azeez Ridwanullahi was a brother and a senior in secondary, a very huge senior. His status makes all the junior ones to respect him because if anybody mess up with him, he will mercilessly deal with the person. With his status, muscle, and authority as a senior, he became a terror in the school and everybody respect him. He usually tells us that his dream is to become a soldier because he like a rugged lifestyle.  Ridwanullahi got admitted to a very popular higher institution in the southern part of Nigeria and he continue to be "rugged" until he was rusticated from higher institution. I met him 2 years after he left me in secondary school and when I met him, I ask him how is higher institution was fast. Since I was ignorant then and I don't know anything about higher institution.  He told me, my brother, I was rusticated from school. Immediately he told me that, I look for the meaning of rusticated and I felt sad for him because he once told me while we w

AkwaIbom Approves Life Sentence For Rapists

Rapists in Akwa Ibom State may face up to life imprisonment following the signing of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law , VAPPL, 2020 by Governor Udom Emmanuel. This law will enable judges to hand down life imprisonment to anyone convicted of rape henceforth in the state. Speaking after the bill was assented to by the Governor, the Dean of Commissioners and Commissioner for Agriculture and Women Affairs, Dr. Glory Edet, describes VAPPL as a sledge hammer for rapists and perpetrators of gender-based violence, maintaining that the Law has clearly spelt out punishment for such offences. “I think this is one of the best things that has happened to protect the female gender and as the Commissioner overseeing women matters, I believe the women of Akwa Ibom, the children and even our men are happy because this law will really teach defaulters a lesson. “This law allows for the implementation of a lot of things we were praying for and prescribes stiffer punishment for violator

Military Neutralises B/Haram Hideout In Recent Operation

Nigerian troops have recorded success in their recent operation against boko haram. The military noted that it immobilised one of their gun trucks at Bula Korege, a terrorists’ logistics distribution centre and meeting point, on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State. The airstrikes were part of missions being conducted under the subsidiary Operation LONG REACH after a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft spotted a large number of Boko Haram fighters and a gun truck within the settlement, the military said. “Consequently, the Air Task Force scrambled its fighter jets to attack the location,” the statement added. “Upon arrival overhead the settlement, the NAF jets engaged the target area, taking out some structures and neutralizing some of the terrorists. “The gun truck, while retreating from the location due to the strong firepower from the air, began engaging the attack aircraft with its anti-aircraft gun. “Ho