Monday, June 12th, 2017


Nollywood boost Nigeria’s economy with $7.2bn -MD film corporation

Nollywood has added about 1.4% to Nigeria’ Gross Domestic Product, totaling, $7.2bn to Nigeria’s economy, says Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Nigeria Film Corporation. Maduekwe stated this at the commissioning of the Ultra Modern Female and Male Halls of Residence, for students of the National Film Institute and Media art Studies in Jos at the weekend. The film boss noted that it is possible for the country to emerge as the biggest economy on the continent of Africa if more of government support isRead More

$9m was not found in my house

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, has refuted reports circulating online alleging that the Department of State Security (DSS) allegedly found $9million in his home. In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant (Media) to the CJN, Mr Awassam Bassey, Onnoghen said the report is false and fake news stories sponsored by those who want to smear his name. The statement reads in part, “CJN advises the public to disregard these infantile lies most probably intended to impugn the good name of His LordshipRead More

THE SUN INVASION: NUJ threatens to sue EFCC

The Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has condemned the Monday, invasion of the Apapa-Lagos premises of The Sun Newspapers by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) The Council in a statement issued by the Chairman, Deji Elumoye, described as barbaric the gestapo- style seal up of the newspaper house. Elumoye also stated that should EFCC fail to tender public apology to The Sun Newspaper and the NUJ, the body of journalists would be left with the option of pressing charges in courtRead More

Don’t arrest promoters of ‘Kaduna Declaration’ – Al-Mustapha tells FG

Chief Security Officer to a former Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha has called on the Federal and Kaduna State governments to reverse direct order on promoters of controversial Kaduna Declaration by some groups of Northern youths. He said the northern youth groups even though were wrong with the declaration, should be pardoned because they were only responding to earlier threat issued the country by those agitating for sovereign state of Biafra quickly added that, time has come to bury the hatched and move on as aRead More

Katy Perry holds out olive branch to Taylor Swift after public spats

American singer and songwriter, Katy Perry is ready to bury the hatchet on her long-running feud with pop rival Taylor Swift. Perry, described Swift, as a “fantastic songwriter” and expressed the hope that they can be examples of strong women in the music industry. However, Swift, 27, had yet to respond to the olive branch on Sunday and end the bad blood between two of pop music’s biggest female singers. “I am ready to let it go,” Perry said in a global podcast on Saturday to promote her new albumRead More

‘Halleluyah’ challenge goes viral with 50,000 live worshippers

midnight praise challenge tagged “The One-Hour Midnight Hallelujah Challenge’’ by renowned gospel artiste, Nathaniel Bassey, has gone viral with 50, 000 virtual worshippers via his Instagram page on Monday. The “Imela” crooner had on May 31 shared on his Instagram page, @nathanielblow, his desire to host a multi-denominational one-hour praise and worship live session from June 1 to June 30. According to him, the “Hallelujah Challenge,’ is a 30-day midnight praise, set to lift the name of God and bring glory and salvation upon his people, as they exalt HisRead More

‘Is AY the mystery father of Freda Francis’ baby?’ – Fans speculate following his wife’s rant

So, while we slept last night, comedian AY Makun`s  wife, Mabel went on a rant asking popular Lagos big girl, Freda Francis to leave her family alone while posting telltale screenshots of a chat supposedly between her husband and Freda. How did it start? AY had posted what looked like an innocent picture of him, Freda and another friend at Freda’s push party saying congratulations to the expectant mummy.   This seemed to have fanned some flames as Mabel immediately took to the comment section to voice her feelings. ‘This isRead More

Comedian, AY Makun’s wife warns Freda Francis to stay away from her husband amid rumoured affair

This is after Mabel came upon raunchy chats between her husband and Francis. AY and Mabel’s marriage has hit troubled waters Mabel Makun, the wife of the Nigerian comedian, AY Makun, has called out Freda Francis for allegedly having an affair with her husband. In an Instagram post which she later deleted, the mother of one asked Freda to stay away from her man, sharing flirty WhatsApp chats between AY and her while at it. Mabel was having none of that flirting on her watch She wrote, ‘I think [I]Read More

12 years after Sosoliso plane crash, Kechi the survivor gets standing ovation on America’s Got Talent

America’s Got Talent contestant Kechi Okwuchi is an inspiration to the world. Kechi survived the 2005 Sosoliso Airlines plane crash in Nigeria that took the lives of 107 people, including her close friend who was sitting next to her on that plane. She was one of the two people who survived the crash. Before singing her version of  Ed Sheeran`s  ‘Thinking out Loud’, she narrated to the judges and audience how her love for singing began. ‘I want to share my voice with America got talent. I was in aRead More

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West At WAR Over Baby #3

Kim Kardashian’s desperate attempt to keep her marriage intact by getting pregnant again is failing miserably and has the exclusive details about her empty effort to keep Kanye West interested. This might be the final straw for Kimye.

Teenage mum left toddlers to die inside sweltering hot car without food or water while she went out partying

A teenage mum left her two daughters to die in a hot car while she went out partying with her friends. Amanda Hawkins, 19, left toddlers Addyson, two and Brynn, one, inside the sweltering car for 15 hours without food or water. Ignoring their cries for help, she spent the night at a friend’s house in Kerr County, Texas. When someone in the house suggested she bring them inside, she refused. By the time she went back to the car to recuperate her children the following afternoon, they had collapsedRead More

Twisted mum filmed herself having sex with her three young children and uploaded it to a paedophile website

A vile mum could face life behind bars for filming herself sexually and indecently assaulting her three young children and uploading the images to a paedophile site. The woman admitted to 26 counts of sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 10 and 5 counts of using a child under the age of 14 to make abusive material. She also pleaded guilty to five counts of inciting an indecent act on a person under the age of 16 and knowing it was being filmed and five counts ofRead More

Court dismisses divorce suit filed by woman co-habiting with lover

A Karu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Monday dismissed a divorce suit filed by one Rebecca Nuhu, seeking termination of her nine-year relationship with her partner with whom she cohabited. The judge, Mr Abdullahi Baba, in his ruling said there was no legal marriage between the two of them. “ Going by the complaints of the petitioner and the response of the respondent, no legal marriage or traditional marriage was consummated between the two of them. “They both co-habited for nine years based on love and mutual understanding. “The applicationRead More

Quit notice: MASSOB insists Igbo should leave North

The Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday maintained its earlier call on Southeast indigenes in the North to return home. This followed the ultimatum given to the Igbo by a coalition of northern youths to vacate the region. It said anybody encouraging the Igbo to remain in the North was an enemy of Ndigbo. In a statement at the weekend in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, by its Director of Information, Comrade Edeson Samuel, MASSOB regretted that Ndigbo have become endangered species through attacks and massacre.Read More

Man stripped, beaten in public after hitting young girl with charm for rituals (photos)

Somewhere in the Eastern part of Nigeria, a young man was stripped and beaten by angry mob in public after he was caught hypnotizing girl with charm. According to the pictures and video which has gone viral on the internet, the man could be seen stripped off his clothes and seated on the ground s people gathered to watch how he would miraculously heal the young girl. gathered that the girl could be seen unconscious as another man was holding her. The crowd could be seen shouting that heRead More

Dino Melaye: Loyalists fire back, vow to recall Kogi Assembly Majority Leader, Kolawole

Hundreds of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ​members from Kabba/Bunu​ constituency of Kogi State, on Sunday disowned Hon. Mathew Ojo Kolawole for mobilizing his loyalists to recall Senator Dino Melaye from the Senate. Recall that Melaye alleged that governor Yahaya Bello has released N200m  for the ongoing move to recall him.. Melaye, whose convoy was ​at the weekend ​briefly blocked by some protesting youths   ​​who clapped and repeatedly chanted ‘Dino, ole (thief)’, has boasted that the recall will fail. Kabba/Bunu APC ​y​ouths, have, however, warned Kolawale, Majority leader of theRead More

Full speech of M.K.O Abiola that got him imprisoned, killed

The speech made by the adjudged winner of the June 12 1993 Presidential election, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (M.K.O.) before he was arrested and allegedly killed in detention has been further distributed as Nigerians, mostly South Western States honuor the late business mogul today. M.K.O. Abiola was adjudged to have won the June 12, 1993 election which has been described as Nigeria’s “freest and fairest” election ever, but died on July 7, 1998, on the day he was to be released. He was denied his mandate by the thenRead More

Why I annulled June 12 1993 Presidential election – Babangida

Former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, had in 2009 granted his first interview on the annulment of June 12 1993 election,  revealing reasons he annulled the  Presidential election which Bashorun MKO Abiola, was adjudged the winner. Babangida said he was compelled to nullify the election because of security threats to the enthronement of a democratic government at that time. Babangida gave the reason in a TV programme, Moments with Mo, anchored by Mo Abudu and broadcast on MNet channel of DSTV. Babangida, who described the annulment as “unfortunate”Read More

Melania Trump and Son Barron Move Into the White House

The first family is together again under the same roof: the White House. After nearly five months of living apart, President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, announced Sunday that she and the couple’s young son have finally moved into the executive mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Mother and son broke with tradition by living at Trump Tower in New York since the inauguration so that Barron, now 11, could finish the school year uninterrupted; the president lived and worked at the White House. “Looking forward to the memories we’ll make inRead More