Saraki’s trial resumes March 10

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has fixed March 10 for the resumption of the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Saraki was arraigned before the tribunal last year on a 13-count charge of alleged false declaration of assets. Proceedings in the case were stalled by an appeal Saraki filed at the Supreme Court to challenge the tribunal’s jurisdiction. The apex court on February 5 dismissed the appeal and directed the Senate president to submit himself for trial. ...

Ugandan Vipers shock Enyimba in Kampala

Uganda champions, Vipers SC, on Friday defeated Enyimba of Nigeria 1-0 in a CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg match played in Kampala. The Ugandans, who were without star striker, Farouk Miya who has moved to Belgian club Standard Liege, netted the match winner in the second half after a goalless first 45 minutes, africanFootball.com reports. The return leg match will be played in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on February 28. ...

Germany shows interest in Nigeria’s liquefied natural gas

The country’s quest to expand its Liquefied Natural Gas market into Europe received a major boost on Thursday as a visiting German trade delegation indicated desire to get gas from Nigeria. Leading a large contingent of German business concerns on a visit to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, at the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Vice Minister for Economic Affairs/Energy and member of the German Parliament, Mr. Uwe Beckmeyer, said the country was seeking development of business relationship with Nigeria to accelerate the supply of LNG, especially to his country’s shipbuilding industry. Beckmeyer, according to a statement from the NNPC, said Nigeria’s LNG would come in handy as the country and other European industrial powers were seeking to cut down drastically on carbon dioxide emissions arising from heavy industrial operations since LNG was far friendlier to the environment. “We have a lot of interest in...

Simi drops ‘Love Don’t care’ in the midst of Valentine

Simi has dropped a new single dedicated to the lovers as Valentine’s day approaches. Simi comes straight in ‘Love don’t care’, giving a deeper meaning to love and how an individual is blinded to every other thing when in love. The new single was produced by Oscar while Simi mixed and mastered it herself. The song also features guitar additions from Fiokee and is expected to go down well with music lovers expecially in this season....

Davido stole my song – Slo-Flo

TVC E -  There seems to be no end in sight in the controversies surrounding real owner of "Skelewu song" released by Davido, as parties involved continued with war of words. Slo-Flo, the purported originator of the song and dance step, has repeatedly accused Davido of stealing his song. [caption id="attachment_10137" align="alignleft" width="300"] Slo-Flo on TVC ENTSplash[/caption] Narrating his side of the story while featuring on #ENTSplash, a TVC Entertainment talk show, SloFlo said he came up with the Skelewu song during a live performance where Davido was also a guest. "I went for an event, did a stage performance with the Skelewu dancing step. Davido came up to me and commended me with a hug and a hand shake and we took pictures. Then few months later, the musical video was released by Davido without permission from me," Slo Flo said.     Click here to watch the interview https://youtu.be/hdvsWoHygC4  ...

If I open up Nigeria will burn – Jonathan’s ex-ADC

TVC E. The EFCC have declared former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, (a.k.a. Tompolo) wanted and he has said, 'if i open up Nigeria will burn'' this may be imminent if he reveals what transpired in that administration, it could also surpass the Dasukigate. The Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC  said it declared Tompolo wanted following two bench warrants issued against him by a Federal High Court in Lagos. Tompolo was issued a bench warrant by Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court after he shunned an earlier summons dated January 12. Following the refusal of the former war lard, Justice Buba then ordered the law enforcement agencies to produce Tompoloo before February 8 for him to answer the charges. Rather than honour the summons, Tompolo brought an application before the judge seeking to quash the bench warrant and arrest order on him. Tompolo is wanted in connection with...

Late Olubadan finally laid to rest

TVC E. The body of late Olubadan of Ibadan land Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade I will be interred today at Igbo Elerin in Ibadan. TVC News correspondence reports that the lying in state is on going at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Aremo Ibadan as at the time of this report. [caption id="attachment_10115" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lying-in-state of the late Olubadan at the church's Cathedral[/caption] The funeral rites for the late monarch started since the 6th of February. The late Olubadan was born Igbo Elerin, Ibadan. Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo State Governor, however described the late monarch as “an accomplished human being by all standards’’ and wished his virtues would be replicated in every other appointed Olubadan. He solicited the support of the people of the state in giving the late monarch a befitting burial. Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade was responsible for the creation of 14 local government in Oyo State, he has raised the...

HISTORY TODAY

U.S. 1924 U.S.A. First Presidential Radio Address 12th February,1924 : Calvin Coolidge became the first U.S. president to deliver an address by radio. This was the first day that radio programming had included commercials. The National Carbon Company had aired an advertisement during the broadcast of The Everyday Hour. This first sponsored program was heard in New York, Washington, Province, and surrounding areas. This show featured celebrity appearances, music, and stories. Find More What happened in 1924 UK 1958 Great Britain Transatlantic Jet Service 12th February, 1958: The first Trans Atlantic passenger jetliner service begins by BOAC with flights between London and New York on the new Comet Jet Airliner. U.S. 1935 U.S.A. 785-foot USS Macon Rigid Frame Airship Feb. 12th, 1935 : The 785-foot USS Macon a rigid frame airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting...

Africa’s first Afrobeat dance movie goes to cinemas

TVC E, MOVIES - Movie lovers will soon get a chance to experience Africa’s first Afrobeat dance movie. The Dance Movie is a comedy-drama based on real-life events in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa. Alexander Ore in a press release says Africa is yet to fully realize the beautiful art form, of dance thus the film. The movie is based on two brothers with their dance crew (Legendary 5) embarking on a journey to enter, compete and attempt to win the national dance championship as they face countless obstacles and challenges....

Festival of India set to debut in Nigeria

TVC E, LIFESTYLE - India is one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world, with some deeply religious societies and cultures. The artistry and culture of the Indians is set to manifest in Nigeria at the first ever Festival of India, a celebration of cultural unity and diversity. The international society for Krishna consciousness West Africa in partnership with the indian diaspora made the announcement in Lagos. The Festival of India also called Rath Yaatra festival originated in the holy city of Puri, India and has been celebrated for thousands of years. Organizers say, bringing the festival to Nigeria is to project the country in positive light. The festival would include a display of various Indian costumes, dressing and dance groups representing different states in India....

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