Monday, 19 January 2015

Nigeria Cuts Fuel Price From N97 To N87 per Litre

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy and largest crude producer, on Sunday, announced a reduction in the pump price of premium motor spirit (petrol) from N97 to N87 ($0.5) per litre. The reduction came as a result of the continued slump in global oil prices.

The Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke, who is also the the chairperson of OPEC, made the announcement on the country’s network station, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

“I will like to announce the reduction in the price of Premium Motor Spirit by N10. Therefore, the reduction would be from N97 per litre to N87 per litre and this would be effective from midnight Sunday, January 18, 2015. In line with this I have directed the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and the Directorate of Petroleum Resources to ensure that there is strict adherence of this regime as it takes effect from midnight Sunday, January 18. I do hope that the entire country will benefit immensely from this reduction of the pump price,” Allison-Madueke said.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

I Won't Play a Gay Role - Kevin Hart

American Actor, Kevin Hart says he could not play a gay role in a movie because he would worry too much about what others might think.

Kevin who was on The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 Friday when Charlamagne asked him if there was ever a role he turned down. Kevin revealed he turned down the role of Alpa Chino in "Tropic Thunder" because the gay dialogue was "flagrant (Shocking because it is done in a very obvious way and shows no respect for people, laws e.t.c)". He then went on to explain he could not play a gay role, at least now, because he'd be too distracted by others who might judge him and that would get in the way of his performance. 

Why Basket Mouth won't Cancel His February 14 Show.

Nigerian Comedian, Basket Mouth has stated why he cannot cancel his February 14 show which is billed to hold in London the same day Nigeria’s presidential elections will hold, despite people clamouring that the comedian must cancel the show and perform his civic duties by voting. Below’s the reason he stated to SaturdayBeats...

“This has been an annual show in the last six years. It is a franchise and it holds every Valentine’s Day in the UK regardless of the day it falls on. It has been happening for the past six years and the venue has been booked long ago. The tickets have been on sale long before it was announced that elections would hold on that day.

“Unfortunately there is nothing I can do about it because everything is ready and I have to go on with my show. The people talking about it apparently do not know that it is a franchise that has been on for about six years. I cannot cancel the show because of elections,” he said.

Mnet(West) Regional Director Describes Nollywood as “Cradle of the African Film Industry.”

The regional Director of Mnet West Africa, Mrs. Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu has described the Nigeria movie industry, also known as Nollywood as the cradle of the African film industry.

Mba-Uzoukwu while speaking to selected journalists at a media briefing on the preparations of the continental broadcast outfit’s for the 3rd edition of the annual Africa Movie Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA 2015) responded to a question on whether the award ceremony will be moved to another country in the nearest future since it has always been held in Lagos, Nigeria, Mba-Uzoukwu said... "the venue of the award ceremony will remain in Lagos, because Nollywood remains the “cradle of the African film industry.”

The event which is set to hold on the 6th and 7th of March 2015 will be held at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
She also disclosed that voting is going on and the response and participation of the public has been very encouraging. She assured the public of the credibility of the voting process saying the votes are been verified by a world class auditing firm.

Photo: Police Publicly Behead a Woman in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi Arabian woman (Laila Bint Abdul Muttalib Basim) was publicly beheaded in Mecca earlier this week, after she was dragged through the street and held down by four police officers.

She was executed by sword on Monday in Islam's holiest city after being convicted of the sexual abuse and murder of her seven-year-old step- daughter, The Independent reported on Friday.
A video showed how it took three blows to complete the execution, while the woman screamed “I did not kill. I did not kill,”.
The video which appeared on YouTube, was removed as a violation of the site's policy on "shocking and disgusting content."

In a statement released on their official website, the Saudi Ministry of Interior said that the death penalty in the Burmese woman's case was warranted due to the "enormity of the crime," and was carried out to "restore security" and "realize justice," Vice reported.

Mikel Obi Opens Up On His Relationship With Genevieve Nnaji

Super Eagle and Chelsea Midfielder, Mikel Obi has praised Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, describing her as a lovely person.

Mikel Obi and Genevieve Nnaji began their working relationship when they were both signed by Amstel Malta as ambassadors. Mikel spoke about the screen diva during an event organized for the Nigerian Breweries brand in Lagos.

He Said... “We work together, it’s a working relationship”. “We endorsed Amstel Malta together, she’s a very nice person; I spoke to her a few times and she’s a very lovely person.”

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