Dalung apologises for Eagles’ AFCON failure

TVC E, SPORT - Minister of Youth Development, Solomon Dalung has tendered an unreserved apology to Nigerians for the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations to be hosted by Gabon. Dalung tendered his apology in a series of tweets on Wednesday. He noted that the country has no good reason for failure to qualify if plans had been properly put in place. “After this abysmal performance at AFCON qualifiers it’s important we return to the drawing board to plan the future of football in Nigeria,” the minister twitted. “Nigerians cannot accept any reason for failure from anybody so we either deliver or we give way to those who can deliver success.” ...

Brazilian officials bar couple from christening child with Yoruba name

Brazilian officials have denied couple, Cizinho Afreeka and wife, Juliana, the right to name their daughter, “Makeda Foluke” because the name has no meaning in Portuguese language. The couple had chosen the name due to the fact that they have some roots in the Yoruba culture, but the authorities insist that the name could cause future suffering for their daughter in social life. BW of Brazil reports that, Foluke's parents strongly believe that they are being deprived their right due to racism, despite all the explanations given by the authorities. Speaking during an interview on the issue, Afreeka revealed, saying: “It’s a form of racism that takes place in Brazil: the racism of subtleties. “It should be very natural a man and a Black woman adopting an African name, as the country is made up of three races. It is difficult to prove. Only those in this skin knows.” “I will keep on until the end. Either...

Police Sergeant dies in Lagos hotel

TVC E, NEWS  - A Police Sergeant identified as Jude Nwadudu has been found dead in a hotel located at Iju, a Lagos suburb. The deceased whose wife’s also a Sergeant, was recently transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Sqaud (SARS) headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command from Kogi state. According to report, Nwadudu was said to have gone there for a ‘good time’ with his female friend during the Easter holidays when the incident occurred. It was gathered that the deceased after relaxing with the unnamed lady, went into the bathroom to freshen up but slipped. He was said to have hit his head on the floor and became unconscious, prompting the lady to raise alarm for people to come to his rescue. It was learnt that the father of four was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), where he eventually died on Easter Sunday. His companion...

Kachikwu sets April 7 deadline to end fuel scarcity

TVC E, NEWS - The minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu has  announced April 7 as deadline to end the ongoing fuel scarcity. Kachikwu, who appeared before the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) noted particularly that his comment that he is not a magician to cause fuel queues to disappear overnight was not meant to insult Nigerians. The minister said the “I’m not a magician” comment was made jocularly and never intended to slight Nigerians. The comment attracted the ire of Nigerians, including All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who insisted he must apologise to Nigerians. Kachikwu said he shared the pains Nigerians are going through to get fuel. He is  working round the clock to resolve the problem, he said, but rejected the call for him to resign. The fuel queues will disappear by April 7, Kachikwu promised. He also explained reasons for the scarcity and the plans...

Irate fans react as Super Eagles crash out of AFCON 2017

Nigerian football supporters have reacted via Twitter and other platforms to the Super Eagles crashing out of the African Cup of Nations 2017 qualifiers following a 1-0 loss to Egypt yesterday. Check out some of the reactions:                                       funny ? whats your thought?  ...

Leadership tussle: Police seal off Kogi Assembly

TVC E, POLITICS - The Kogi State command of the Nigeria Police on Wednesday sealed off the Kogi state House of Assembly following the directive by the National Assembly. According to eyewitness, the development took the workers of the state assembly by surprise apparently because of initial inaction of the police to effect the Senate order for Inspector General to shut the assemble over the lingering crisis that has grounded legislative work in the state. Meanwhile, an assembly worker who spoke under the condition of anonymity confirmed the development to TVC NEWS, saying, “They (the police) came sometime after 10 o’clock this morning (Wednesday)”. But another source debunked the shutting of the assembly by the police, saying that the issue was “resolved”. The source who pleaded anonymity said workers were in their offices as at the time the Police came.  “Yes, they have resolved it. The police came but they spoke over the matter and...

PDP BoT insists on May deadline for Sherrif

TVC E, POLITICS - The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday vowed that the party will not consider a day extension for  the National Chairman of the party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, who is due to leave office on May 21. The BoT said it will resist any move by  the former Borno State governor  or his loyalists  to extend his tenure  beyond  the agreed date (May 21). Acting Chairman of the board, Sen. Jibril Walid, stated this at a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. Walid spoke while reacting  to alleged moves by Sheriff and other members of the National Working Committee  of the party to extend their tenure beyond May 21. The National Executive Committee of the party had at its meeting on March 7 fixed May 21 for the party’s national convention when  new national officers would be elected. The convention is to hold in Port Harcourt,  Rivers State. ...

Geniuzz ft Yemi Alade in new video ‘Underrate’

TVC E, MUSIC - Afro-pop singer, Geniuzz has released the visuals to his upbeat single 'Underrate' featuring Yemi Alade after teasing with behind-the-scenes content from the shoot. The track was produced by Phantom. The video directed by Paul Gambit sees the gifted singer adopt multi cinematic larger-than-life personas. The Effyzzie music act has also released two GospelOnDeBeatz produced singles including ‘On my own’ and ‘Kakaraka’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSg7Jdrjbmc...

Obasanjo pledges support for AFRIMA

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has pledged to  support the All African Music Awards, AFRIMA, describing it as a "unifier in Africa". The elder statesman made this known when he received the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of AFRIMA at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Obasanjo commended AFRIMA and AUC for unifying Africa through music. He said music was part of African Culture and reiterated the need for music and culture to be commercialised in order to create jobs and reduced poverty among African youths. He implored AFRIMA and AUC not to relent in achieving their objectives and called on brands and governments in Africa to partner with AFRIMA. He recalled similar projects as president like All African Games (COJA 2003) and Festival of Art and Culture in Africa (FESTAC '77) as platforms for promoting African culture and unity that require huge resources to organise. Earlier in his opening...

Essence, Kate Henshaw to star in “Kumbaya”

TVC E, MOVIE - Nigerian singer and producer, Essence has concluded plans to make her debut in her first feature film titled "Kumbaya", a source has disclosed. The movie is a musical which will also star the likes of Kate Henshaw, Lanre Hassan (aka Iya Awero), Ronke Ojo and Yemi Solade. The fiction story follows Alexander Coker who mysteriously gets pregnant. Coker’s father who is a church leader kicks her out. She ends up working with a club singer. As she rises in the music industry, she attempts to solve the mystery behind her pregnancy. “Kumbaya” is produced by Ademilola Praise and directed by Bode Odeyemi. Essence has previously starred in an educational short film. She was once signed to Kenny 'Keke' Ogungbe and Dayo 'D1' Adeneye’s record label Kennis Music. She left in 2014 to work as an independent artist. She is known for songs like ‘Facebook love’ and ‘Giving it all’ which it...

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