Lagos at 50: Ambode gives Wole Soyinka appointment

TVC E. Ahead of Lagos at 50, the Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode today appointed Wole Soyinka and Mr. Rasheed Gbadamosi as Co-Chairmen of the Planning Committee. Others members of the Committee includes: Hon. Habeeb Fasinro, Chief Olawale Cole, Mrs. Sarah Boulos, Mr. Abimbola Obafunwa, Prof (Mrs) Senapon Bakare, Mrs. Chika Balogun, Mr. Folarin Coker, Prof. Ademola Abass, Bolanle Austen Peters and Mrs Olufunmilayo Balogun as Secretary. While inaugurating the Committee at the Lagos House Ikeja, Governor Ambode expressed confidence in their ability to deliver a world-class celebration, that it will afford the state the opportunity to showcase to the world its immense potentials for future growth and development. “Lagos State will be 50 years next year. 50 years is a significant landmark in the life of any individual, institution or State. For Lagos State, it has been an eventful 50 years which deserves to be fittingly celebrated,” he said. Ambode also said Lagos, despite...

I wish I could walk again – Yinka Ayefele

TVC E, LIFESTYLE - Juju and Gospel singer Yinka Ayefele says his physical challenge is a wake up call to all, noting that he wishes he could walk again. Ayefele, who was one of the guests at Julius Agwu's 'The Rebirth' comedy show, said the comedian's recovery after brain surgery was a blessing from God. “Some of us standing in front of me right now do not understand the wonders God Almighty has done in our lives. We are here to celebrate the rebirth of another individual whom God has given another chance after his successful brain surgery,” the singer said. "Sometimes, there are some things we appreciate we had in life and some other we also regret not having. How I wish I had another chance at life and I can stand on both feet the same way Julius Agwu and everyone in the hall is standing right now?,” he added. Ayefele started...

Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda set to re-marry – Report

TVC E, MOVIES - Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda is set to marry her fiance Victor Coker this year, according to a report. The 41-year-old mother of one will be having her traditional wedding this February in Port Harcourt and the white wedding in May, the report said. Monalisa chose a romantic and luxurious location for her white wedding as she and her heartthrob, will reportedly tie the knot in Greece. Monalisa was previously married to Dejo Richards but the two separated in 2009 after reports of domestic abuse. Monalisa has since gone on to be a strong-voiced advocate for women in abusive relationships.  ...

Davido records song with American Rapper T.I.?

HKN lead act David 'Davido' Adeleke has disclosed that he has put in some work for American rapper T.I. and label mate Sina Rambo. The 'Dodo' crooner took to his Twitter page to announce that he “Just did something crazy for T.I and Sina Rambo.” Davido did not disclose details of what he did, but the tweet has since fueled speculations that the he has recorded a song with the Atlanta rapper. If the speculations are anything to go by, it will be Davido's second joint effort with an American act after his 2015 exploits with Maybach rapper, Meek Mill, on the song ‘Fans mi’. T.I. also has history with Nigerian music, having recorded the 2014 hit 'Ejeajo' with  Psquare....

Iyabo Ojo’s new movie, Astray hits cinemas this Easter

[caption id="attachment_9949" align="alignleft" width="300"] Iyabo Ojo[/caption] Nollywood actress cum producer, Iyabo Ojo much anticipated movie, Astray (Isina), which features pop star, Sean Tizzle, will be shown for first time in Cinemas across the country this Easter. The star-studded film, which was directed by Muyiwa Ademola, also parades notable actors like Ayo Adesanya, Ronke Odusanya, Funke Etti, Moyinoluwa Olutayo, Fausat Balogun aka Madam Shaje, Fadekemi Momoh, Allwell Ademola, Ify Okeke, Tayo Sobola, Odunola Agoro, Gbeminiyi Adegbola among others. Astray is an action-packed film, which tells the story of a woman that is married to a younger guy who ends up jeopardizing everything in their relationship because of his lust for women. Iyabo Ojo will also be premiering her English language movie, ‘Black Val’ on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2016....

DMX released from Hospital after ‘asthma’ attack

[caption id="attachment_9943" align="alignnone" width="300"] DMX[/caption] DMX was released from the hospital on February 9 after reportedly suffering an asthma attack, though some reports say it was for a drug overdose. According to the Associated Press reports, the news of DMX’s recovery comes from Murray Richman, the rapper’s attorney. Swizz Beatz also says that he spoke with DMX and shares an update of the status of his health on Twitter. ‘Just got off the phone with the DOG,’ the producer says. ‘He’s good and in great spirits Thanks for all the blessings ?? @Dmx the Great!’...

Riot erupts in YabaTech over death of female student

TVC E, NEWS - There is tension at the Yaba College of Technology Lagos, as students are reportedly protesting against the death of a female student. The student died at the school's medical centre after officials at the facility reportedly demanded N35,000 before attending to her. The student, who was said to be in HND2, died in the process and her livid colleagues have been demonstrating. The incident happened this morning.‎...

Nigeria’s Flavour and South Africa’s Dj Cleo in copyright war

[caption id="attachment_9932" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dj Cleo , Flavour[/caption] Flavour (a GLO ambassador) and South Africa’s Dj Cleo may be on their way to huge royalty war with Telco giant, MTN. The duo have both enjoyed hugely successful hit singles, which would have generated significant revenue when sold by the companies as a download, ringtone or ringback tone. Sources in the camp of  both stars have revealed that both stars have asked for sales data from MTN, its subsidiary and content aggregator Content Connect Africa (CCA), and Vodacom so they can have them audited to establish whether their copyright has been infringed. While the companies strongly deny any infringements, with CCA dismissing the allegations as ‘ludicrous’, industry insiders say their liability could run into the billions in unpaid royalties and fines in South Africa alone....

EFCC arraigns Saraki’s cousin, ex-commissioner for N371m scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arraigned a former Special Adviser to the Kwara State Governor on Millennium Development Goals, Ope Saraki, who is also a cousin to Senate President Bukola Saraki for an alleged N371m scam. The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, that a former Commissioner for Information, Olatunji Moronfoye, was also arraigned before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of a Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin for offences bordering on abuse of office, diversion of public funds and money laundering. While Moronfoye served as commissioner under Saraki when he was the governor of Kwara State, Ope served under the current Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed. Moronfoye and Saraki, who were first arraigned on May 13, 2015, had to re-enter their plea on Tuesday following the transfer of the former trial judge, Justice A. O. Faji....

Kogi inaugurates Achuba as Bello’s deputy, bars newsmen

[caption id="attachment_9924" align="alignleft" width="262"] Simeon Achuba[/caption] The Kogi State House of Assembly has approved the nomination of a former Deputy Speaker of the State House of assembly, Mr Simeon Achuba, as the state’s deputy governor. The approval was immediately followed by Achuba’s swearing-in behind closed doors as journalists were barred from the Banquet Hall of the Government House, the venue of the inauguration in Lokoja on Tuesday. The newsmen, who had rushed from the State House of Assembly, where the deputy governor was screened, were denied access to the hall by the security personnel, who claimed they were acting on instruction not to allow journalists in. They stated that the inauguration was not meant to be a public function and warned the journalists to leave the venue....

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