Kanye West announces new music with Drake and Future

[caption id="attachment_11076" align="alignnone" width="224"] kanye West[/caption] Kanye West took to Twitter yesterday, February 18 to thank Drake for his contributions to ‘The Life of Pablo’. Drake is listed by his given name, Aubrey Graham, in the writing credits for ’30 Hours’ and ‘Facts’, which interpolates ‘Jumpman’, a cut from the Toronto rapper’s collaborative project with Future. ‘I wanna thank my brother Drizzy for helping me on 30 Hours & Father Stretch My Hands’, West writes, referencing a cut that he said he cried while writing. Future is also listed in the credits for ‘Facts’ under his first name, Nayvadius. West says that he and the two rappers worked well together and have recorded music that has yet to be released. ‘Drake would come by and just help, no strings’, he says. ‘Future also came by to write. We all got new shit together that’s gonna drop soon.’...

PDP governors beg Jonathan’s ex-ministers

Governor Segun Mimiko of Ondo State yesterday, on behalf of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, launched  a fresh initiative to save Senator Ali Modu Sheriff from being humiliated out as National Chairman of the PDP. Mimiko, who doubles as chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, invited some former ministers in the cabinet of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to a meeting to beg them to accept Sheriff who was picked by PDP governors as the party’s new national  chairman. Many influential members of the PDP, particularly ministers in the Jonathan Administration, are uncomfortable with Sheriff’s leadership of the party, and are threatening to dump the party if the governors’ decision is not reversed....

Watford manager admits eyeing Success

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has confirmed that Watford are interested in signing Granada forward Isaac Success. According to reports, Watford looks to get Success as a possible replacement for his fellow Nigerian, Odion Ighalo, who may leave Vicarage Road at the end of the season. Flores said Success, who has scored four goals in the La Liga this season and was reportedly a £9m target for Spartak Moscow in the January window, has been on Watford’s radar for a long time.  “We have been checking players for a long time because it’s necessary if we want to be right at the moment to select a player,” Flores was quoted as saying by a source....

Ghost workers: FG summons bank MD, PenCom boss

[caption id="attachment_9833" align="alignnone" width="300"] Kemi Adeosun, Finance minister[/caption] The Director-General, National Pension Commission, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, was also on Thursday seen at the ministry of finance in what sources said was a summon by the minister. A source, who disclosed this to a source , said it was part of the ongoing investigation of the 23,000 potential ghost workers in the federal civil service. The source said the bank headed by the affected MD was fingered as one of the channels used for the salary fraud which is currently being investigated. Although details of the discussion with the officials of the finance ministry were not made public, sources told our correspondent that the bank MD pledged to cooperate with the probe panel on the salary scam. The sources added that Adeosun had vowed to enlist the support of PenCom to investigate the activities of some Pension Fund Administrators alleged to have played some roles in the organised...

Police raid Psquare’s Omole residence

[caption id="attachment_11060" align="alignleft" width="300"] PSquare[/caption] TVC E, MUSIC -When the officers of the Nigeria Police Force stormed the Omole residence of the iconic  PSquare on Friday, many residents wondered what offence the music family has committed.  But the officers said they are carrying out a court order to reclaim about N8million said to have been paid to Psquare for a show they eventually turned down. A leader of the delegation who spoke exclusively to NET said they were carrying out an order passed by the Ikeja High Court, Lagos. “Psquare were paid over 8million Naira for a show and they didn’t show up for the show. Our job here is to enforce the court injunction and retrieve the cash. Right now they say they are trying to transfer the money and that’s why we are waiting.” Although the group neither showed the court injunction nor revealed the name of the client, an eye witness...

Abducted Jonathan’s nephew found dead in Bayelsa

TVC E, NEWS - Grief, agony, sorrow are not enough words to describe the mood of the family of Samule Okies, the abducted 35-year-old nephew to former President Goodluck Jonathan. Okies was found dead along the waterway of Otuoke, Jonathan’s community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. He was reportedly abducted on Wednesday alongside Jonathan’s 72-year-old foster father, Chief Inegite Nitaba. It was gathered that some fishermen from Otuoke found the remains of the deceased floating on the Otuoke River on Thursday evening. Sources from the community said the deceased went missing shortly after Inengite was abducted. According to them, the recovery of the body confirmed their fears that Okies was also a victim of the kidnap. Other sources said Okies might have been killed by gunshots fired during Inengite’s abduction. A source, who spoke in confidence, said there was apprehension over the safety of Inengite in the community. “We are worried about the safety of...

I can’t remain single for the rest of my life, Ita-Giwa says @70

TVC E, LIFESTYLE - Even @70, the importance of hubby is appreciated, if not for the regular and obvious reasons, probably to rob ones back. Indeed, life with your hubby is sweeter than anything you can imagine no matter your age. Just like the popular cliche, "there's no honour for a king who's without a wife," Senator Princess Florence Ita-Giwa, former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters to former ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo appreciates the role or importance of a man in a woman's even as she joined the league of septuagenarians with her look belying her age. For friends, relations, and well wishers, it was a time to pomp champagne and celebrate Mama Bakassi, as she is fondly called. From Cross Rivers State, her state of origin, Abuja, Lagos State and outside the country, individuals and various  groups,  before the day of  the celebration, organised series of activities to mark her birthday. The...

Ayeni is not a home breaker – 9ice to ex-wife

TVC E. As much as 9ice’s estranged wife, Toni Payne, had earlier in the week, blamed her ex husband’s former publicist, Adekunle Ayeni, for being instrumental to the break-up of their marriage, the singer doesn’t seem to agree with his ex wife. In a recent interview with 9ice, he said Ayeni is not a home breaker. He said, “I saw the report that my ex-wife, Toni Payne, blamed my former publicist, Ayeni Adekunle, for our marriage failure. Ayeni did not break my marriage with Toni Payne. He was acting based on my instructions at the time. I don’t think he should be brought into this matter. I have since apologised to my ex-wife and the public for what transpired six years ago and I have been forgiven by all parties. I really wish this incident doesn’t linger further because I have since moved on and I beg all parties involved to do the same....

HISTORY TODAY

HISTORY  TODAY  1962 Space Friendship 7 20th February, 1962 : The Friendship 7 piloted by Marine Lieutenant John Glenn, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This was the first complete orbit around the earth made by an American astronaut.   1965 Space Ranger 8 Feb. 20th, 1965 : The Ranger 8 spacecraft crashed on the moon after sending back thousands of pictures of the lunar surface   1931 U.S.A. San Francisco Bay Bridge Feb. 20th, 1931 : President Hoover signed a bill that authorizes the state of California to build the San Francisco Bay bridge across San Francisco Bay.   1933 U.S.A. Repeal of the 18th Amendment Feb. 20th, 1933: A majority of the house had voted for the repeal of the 18th Amendment, which had prohibited the sale and distribution of all alcohol. This occurred after the entire U.S. nation had been dry since the beginning of the 1920s. The next step after this was to send...

South Africa confirms first case of Zika virus

[caption id="attachment_11041" align="alignleft" width="300"] President Jacob Zuma[/caption] TVC E, NEWS -- South Africa on Saturday confirmed its first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in a Columbian man, health authorities said. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said the virus, which is causing international alarm after spreading through much of the Americas, was detected in the man on his visit to Johannesburg. "The businessman presented with fever and a rash approximately four days after arrival in South Africa but is now fully recovered," he said. It would be recalled that the World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a global public health emergency on Feb. 1, noting its association with two neurological disorders - microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome that can cause paralysis.  ...

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