Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Osita Iheme denies dating Ghanaian Actress 'Nana'

A few months’ back, movie star and comic actor Osita Iheme also known as Paw Paw, was in the news for being in a relationship with fast rising Ghanain actress Nana.

Osita Iheme who is regarded as one of Nollywood’s most eligible bachelors, has been under pressure since his screen twin and friend, Cheinedu Ikedieze ‘Aki’ got married to his pretty wife Nneoma in 2011.

The actor who recently published his first book titled ‘Inspired 101’ said in an interview with Encomium that contrary to reports making rounds, he is still very single.

‘I didn’t fall in love with anybody o’ he cried out before going on on to add: ‘I only acted a movie with a Ghanaian actress ‘Nana’ that’s all.

Military Refutes Reports on Chibok Girls' Release

The Defence Headquarters in a tweet yesterday evening has denied
the reports that some of the over 200 Chibok girls who went
missing in April have been rescued. According to their tweet, they admitted that buses drove into a particular barracks but conveyed other individuals.

Reports on some news website had indicated that some of the girls allegedly released were seen being driven to Maimalari Barracks, the headquarters of 7 Division of Nigerian Army yesterday evening.

Below is the Defence Tweet
"The story circulating in respect of release of the #Chibok girls is untrue. Buses drove into the barracks but conveyed other individuals. RT" - Defence HQ Nigeria.

Zuriel Oduwole Releasing New Documentary

After a well deserved summer break following her successful #FollowTheBallForEducation program which took her to Brazil and 5 other countries on 3 continents in support of Education, Zuriel Oduwole is now working post production on her third documentary, due for limited first release in 4Q 2014.

Her first documentary in 2011 at age 9, focused on the Ghana Revolution, and she interviewed Presidents Jerry Rawlings and John Kufuor for that artistic piece. Her second documentary on the formation of the 1963 Organization of African Unity in 2013 won an award in California, and was also shown in Addis Ababa during the 50th Anniversary of the African Union in May 2013, an event she was invited to. For that piece, she interviewed the Presidents of Tanzania, Mauritius and Malawi.

In a change of focus with her quest to also Re-brand Africa by showing the positive aspects of the continent, she is profiling 4 African countries over the next few years, and her first country is Nigeria. Her up-coming documentary work would showcase 4 individuals from diverse perspectives, who in their own way are working to brighten the Nigerian narrative, despite the challenges of doing business or thriving in Nigeria. She hopes foreigners would see a promising Africa of possibilities, starting with Nigeria, when they see this new documentary, and future ones in the series.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Okonjo-Iweala Reveals Impact of Boko Haram Insurgency, Ebola Outbreak on Nigeria's Economy

Nigeria's Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday in Lagos said that the Ebola virus disease and acts of violence by the Boko Haram sect had adversely effected business and economic activities, slashing the nation’s projected economic growth rate for this year from seven to 6.5 per cent.

“We have discounted our growth by a half percentage point this year. We are still projecting to grow around 6.5 per cent. We would have grown at about seven per cent. But we have discounted that. Part of that includes consideration for Ebola.

“The half a percentage point reduction in our economic growth includes the effect of Boko Haram. We have discounted the effect of terrorism in the North East.”

According to her, some international business meetings scheduled to hold in the country have been canceled, while hotel occupancy rates in major cities are currently down.

Why I have been off the scene —Asa •.....Set to drop new album

Jailer crooner, Busola Elemide popularly known as Asa is set to drop her new album entitled ‘Bed of Stone’.

Her songs were from her life and the shock she felt coming off the road in 2012, after an incredibly long tour.

According to Asa : “I needed time to pull myself together. I toured for two years, gave everything I had. I had been the girl that was full of life, force and energy that people looked at for two hours on stage, and then congratulated backstage after the show. But I was going home alone, never really realising how exhausting all that actually is…”.

Speaking about her long break from the music after her last tour, Asa said that she just couldn’t stay home, so she travelled through Lagos, Berlin, the United States, London and  Paris. Continue...

Ukraine PM says Putin's goal is to destroy Ukraine, recreate USSR

Russian President Vladimir Putin's goal is to destroy Ukraine as an independent country and to restore the Soviet Union, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Saturday.

Speaking at an conference in Kiev attended by European and Ukrainian lawmakers and business leaders, Yatseniuk also praised a new wave of economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union and the United States and said they posed a major threat to the Russian economy.

"We are still in a stage of war and the key aggressor is the Russian Federation ... Putin wants another frozen conflict (in eastern Ukraine)," Yatseniuk said.

"His goal is to take the entire Ukraine ... Russia is a threat to the global order and to the security of the entire Europe."

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Jovago Nominated As Best Online Hotel Booking Company In Nigeria

Jovago, – Africa’s largest online hotel booking platform has been nominated for 2 awards in view of their excellent service delivery. has been nominated for the award of "A leading On-Line Hotel booking company in Nigeria for the year 2014” by the Nigerian Hospitality Security Workshop and also for the 2014 Nigeria Customer Service Excellence Awards

The Nigeria Customer Service Awards is an award based on customer nominations which is aimed at raising the standards of Customer Service in all sectors in Nigeria. Last year, the awards honoured such companies as Toyota, Elizade, Channels TV and Etisalat.

Ebola: Doctors reject Sept 22 schools’ resumption date

The   Nigerian Medical Association on Monday faulted the Federal Government’s directive to schools to resume on September 22 as against October 12.

It said through its National Secretary-General, Dr. Olawunmi Alayaki, that all schools ought to remain   shut   till all those under surveillance for the Ebola Virus Disease in the country had been certified free.

“We are not happy with this decision on the resumption of schools. Schools should be shut till the last suspected case or patient is certified free of the virus,” the NMA said.

Before the association made this known the Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker, had disclosed that an 18 month-old baby had been quarantined in the state for   showing symptoms of the deadly virus.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Rides Galore: Easy Taxi treats users in Abuja to free rides

Shortly after a strategic expansion to the capital city of Nigeria and still on a mission to revolutionize the transportation system in Nigeria, Easy Taxi has put a deck of cards on the table, revealing it will be giving out free rides on the 9th and 10th of September to Easy Taxi users in Abuja!

Possibly one of the best news to come to Nigeria’s 4th largest city by population, and most especially, commuters in dire need of a more safe and convenient means of transportation which includes Bankers, Doctors, Students or entrepreneurs going about their activities for the day. Regardless of financial, economic or social status, Easy Taxi is giving all residents an opportunity to experience safe commuting without harboring the doubts and fears which usually come with the unpredictable weather and environment.

Kate Middleton And Prince William Announce They Are Expecting Second Child

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced they are expecting their second child. The royal palace revealed the good news this morning on Twitter.

An official statement from Clarence House said: "As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The Duchess of Cambridge is being treated by doctors at
Kensington Palace."

The official tweet below...

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child - Clarence House.

Chidinma Talks About Vector's 'Proposal' Rumour

Last year rumours were spread that Vector proposed to Chidinma, when a photo of herself and vector spread across the internet like wild fire few minutes after the picture was uploaded online, Chidinma has now come out to say the rapper never proposed to her in the first place, and it was all a publicity stunt as they both planned it. Now she wants people to stop spreading the false tale.

Talking about the rumour, she said;
“It was all planned out by Vector and I. It happened in a plane, when we were travelling to Abuja for an event, our flight was delayed so we started talking about funny rumours we’ve heard about ourselves. One of the rumours was a picture of myself and Phyno which we took and uploaded on instagram. Then people started talking…She is dating that guy and all those stuffs. Vector then came up with the idea to make people talk more, so that was why we decided make people feel that we are dating. The ring he used was even brought out by my manager, so that was how we started taking those pictures.

I want to state today that Vector never proposed to me.

Serena Williams makes short work of Wozniacki in US Open final

Caroline Wozniacki has arguably played the best tennis of her career at this year’s US Open, but it wasn't good enough to handle Serena Williams in yesterday’s women’s final in New York.

Williams barely broke a sweat as she beat Woz 6-3, 6-3 in just 75 minutes.

“I was a little nervous at the start,” Wozniacki said at a press conference after the match. “I tried to push her back, but she played aggressively and was better than me today.”

Tiwa Savage "African Unplugged Concert" London

Tiwa Savage's Doro-Dinner ahead of Africa Unplugged concert.

The 'Doro-Diva' herself Tiwa Savage graces the 805 Restuarant, London with her beautiful presence ahead of the much anticipated show 'Africa Unplugged' which she is headlining with Davido & Diamond Platnumz on Sunday September 14th at O2 Academy Brixton.

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Photo by: Daniel Sync/

Edo Assembly Factional Speaker 'Festus Ebea' Dumps APC for PDP

Factional Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Chief Festus Ebea, has officially defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC to the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP. DAILY INDEPENDENT reports...

This is coming 24 hours to the resumption of plenary by the factionalised state assembly,

Suspicions of his defection to the PDP was one of the reasons given when he was ‘suspended’ along with three other APC lawmakers, namely, Patrick Osayimwen, Friday Ogieriakhi and Jude Ise-Idehen, on June 9 this year.

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