Emeka Ike Speaks on OJB and the abuse of Nigerian Artists

Emeka Ike in an exclusive interview with TVC today spoke on the pains of loosing Babatunde Jezreel Okungbowa a.k.a OJB Jezreel in the industry. According to him, "Imagine if OJB had enough money, he would have taken care of himself. All over the world, the contracts signed by these multinationals is different from what they sign with Nigerians. They don't want to hear about the artist, they call producers aside and give them something. And then, the artists are dying and we are just celebrating it. OJB I'll always pray for you". He added. He further went ahead to ask Nigerains some questions about the issue of royalties which is the bane of the Nigerian artist. "why must we wait till an artist is no more, before they are celebrated? why do they have to suffer amidst all the praises? why should someone be reaping from the sweats of others and watch the labourers die in pain? I am scared, very soon you will celebrate...

Senate investigates omission on ambassadorial list

TVC E. On Tuesday, June 14, The Senate has directed its committee on foreign affairs to investigate the alleged omission of an ambassadorial nominee from Bayelsa state. Emmanuel Paulker, the representative of Bayelsa Central Senatorial district said his attention was drawn to the omission by his constituents, shortly after the list was read in Senate on June 9 which was a clear violation of the constitution. The lawmaker said President Muhammadu Buhari did not give importance to federal character. “Few days ago the President of the Senate read the communication of President Muhammadu Buhari on the floor of the senate regarding ambassadorial nominees,' Paulker said. He added that : “As we left here my staff and colleagues received different calls drawing their attention that no nominee from Bayelsa state was on the list. “I thought it was not true but as I went through the list it confirmed the fears expressed by our constituents.” He explained...

A total of 145,345 students to sit for Junior WAEC in Lagos

TVC E. A total of 145,345 students from the public and private schools will be sitting for this year's Junior waec (JSS 3) basic education certificate examination beginning from tomorrow June 15th to Friday June 17 between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm each day. The result of the exam will be used for admission into senior secondary arm. The state’s Ministry of Education made this known yesterday in a press release signed by the Assistant Director of its Public Affairs unit, Mr Adesegun Ogundeji and made available to journalists. According to him, the public schools will present 77,938 from the total students for the exam. He said while the state’s Examinations Board would conduct the exam, students would be tested in both core and elective subjects totaling 15. Core subjects the students will be writing include English Studies, Mathematics, Basic Science, Basic Technology, Civic Education, Social Studies, Cultural and Creative Arts, CRS/IRK. PHE,...

Akinwunmi Ambode is a year older today

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode is 52-years-old today, June 14, 2016. Ambode was born on June 14, 1963, to proud parent Festus Akinwale Ambode and Christianah Oluleye Ambode as the sixth of ten children. He was sworn into office as Governor on Friday, May 29, 2015, and previously served as Accountant-General of the state. Speaking on the occasion, Ambode’s Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna said: “As we celebrate Ambode at 52 today, the thinking is that he has not arrived, even if materially he is classed as among the Joneses. He has not arrived in the sense that he wants to be judged more by how he strives to lift the poor from their poverty, how his government initiates and pursues policies to identify the administration as a compassionate one, how his team relates with the man in the street and how state institutions help the people to live their dreams.” The governor had earlier said...

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