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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

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Tests Negative for Covid-19

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has tested negative to Covid-19. Obasanjo took the test last Friday, August 7, 2020, at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Pent House residence, Okemosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. The former President’s Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, disclosed on Sunday that the samples of the test, conducted by one Dr. Olukunle Oluwasemowo of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory 54gene, Lagos, Nigeria, was returned negative on Saturday. The laboratory is one of the accredited laboratories approved by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to conduct the crucial Covid-19 test on both asymptomatic and symptomatic

Covid-19 : Worship Centers Reopen in Lagos State

  Worship centres in Lagos have re-opened partially across the state today, after being locked down for several months in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. This follows the directive announced by governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on august the 1st with the provision that worship centers can only fill up 50 per cent of their capacity. The state government last Thursday released several safety protocols and guidelines numbering 46 that must be adhered to during services at places of worship in the first phase. Worshipers are seen maintaining their social distance as they partake in worship on Sunday and on Friday. Commissioner for home affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, further revealed that the state is not interested in sanctioning any religious house but will encourage them to comply with guidelines for reopening of worship centers. In a similar vein, the Federal Ministry of Health has urged places of worship to ensure that their members worship in well-ventilated spaces. According to a Twitter

CEO AOP BLOG Shares his NYSC Experience

 The curator and Editor of one of the most read blogs in Nigeria AOP BLOG, Adigun Olayemi Paul took to the social media on Facebook to share his beautiful experience during his compulsory National Youth Service Corps(NYSC).  While sharing his experience, he recounts how he was able to teach students how to operate and work on a computer system effectively in the state he was deployed to.  The writer who just concluded his service last month served in Katsina State, North-East part of Nigeria expresses how northern school children are not able to develop themselves properly through the use of a computer system. Their knowledge on computer operation is very low. This is a new age whereby the world is been digitalised but it behooves one to know that some part of Nigeria did not still know how to operate computer system properly. During his stay in the north, he ensured that some of the youths of the town was taught the rudiments of computer encompassing both software and hardware package

Gov Sanwo-olu Meets "Mummy calm down" Internet Sensation boy

  The popular internet sensation boy whose video went viral as "mummy calm down" has met with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu yesterday. The video went viral after a conversation with his mother over a parental toture, which the boy obliged by saying "mummy calm down" and later trends on social media platforms and converted the eyes of some well-meaning individuals which the governor of Lagos was part of. Sanwo-olu met with the family of the boy to show his love to them.

Aisha Buhari Not Sick - Aide

    The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has been flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the treatment of a severe neck pain. A top Presidency official confirmed this to The PUNCH on Friday.   A Senior aide to the First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari, on Saturday denied reports that she was ill. A section of the media had reported that following the illness Aisha was flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirates , for treatment. The nature of her purported illness was not disclosed but   the reports seemed to suggest that the First Lady’s alleged ill-health might have been caused by her visit to the widow of the former Oyo State, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, in Lagos, over a week ago. Contacted by phone Saturday, Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity (Office of the First Lady), Aliyu Abdullahi, said there was no danger or emergency to the health condition of the First Lady. Abdullahi   said though he had not been in the State House for a while because work has been   ske

Senate Lauds President Buhari’s Assent to Amended CAMA Bill

  The Senate says it received the cheering news that President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the repealed and re-enacted Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA). Spokesperson of the Senate, Sen.Ajibola Basiru (APC Osun), in a statement in Abuja on Saturday said Buhari’s assent of the CAMA bill had completed the final stage for the enactment of the Act, repealing and replacing the 30-year-old legislation. He said assent to the bill had further demonstrated the cordial relationship between the National Assembly and the Presidency. Basiru said assent to bill was also a validation of the efforts of the National Assembly in providing the needed legislative interventions for the resuscitation of the nation’s economy. “The amendment as passed by the Senate and House of Representatives was to strengthen the legal framework for the incorporation of companies, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships, registration of business names, incorporation of trustees of certain c

Buruji Kashamu Dies at 62

    He died due to complications of COVID-19, his former colleague, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce said in a tweet on Saturday. “I have just lost my good friend of forever to #COVID19,” Murray-Bruce said. “Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I were inseparable. “He died today at First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos. May his gentle soul rest in peace. I pray his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this heavy loss.”  Kashamu served as a Senator representing Ogun-East in the eighth National Assembly under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was 62. He joins a list of prominent Nigerians who have succumbed to the novel coronavirus. Former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari and former Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, have also passed on from COVID-19 complications.   Source: Channels

Trump Bans TikTok, WeChat, Others in US

  Controversial President Donald Trump on Thursday August 6, signed executive orders banning social media apps TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US in 45 days if they are not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies. The executive orders, one for each app take effect in 45 days. In the executive order, which declares TikTok a “national emergency”, Mr Trump claims the app  “automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users,” such as location data and browsing and search histories, which “threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information — potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage.” The order regarding TikTok prohibits after 45 days “any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd.,” t

Revd Chris Okotie Kicks Against Wearing of Face Mask in Church, Responds to Lagos State Government

  Revd Chris Okotie of the Household of God Church, Oregun, Lagos, has kicked against the use of face masks in the church by members, noting that service will not resume on Sunday, August 9, 2020.   According to him, putting on any type of face mask or face shield to the church means reintroducing the veil which was torn the moment Jesus Christ died on the Cross because with the tearing of the veil, there is no longer separation between God and His people and that wearing of face masks would reverse the order, which is unacceptable.   “When a man is standing before God in church wearing a shield or mask, he is denying the finished work of the cross,” he added.   Okotie stated that he decided to speak out on the issue because the face mask is now graduating into a face shield, which is a veil.   Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, last week announced that religious centres in the state can reopen for worship beginning from August 7, if they adhere strictly to the