Nollywood Actress, Bimbo Oshin Dazzles At 46

Veteran Nollywood actress, Bimbo Oshin has shared stunning photos of herself as she adds another year today. The pretty film-maker took to her Instagram page to express her gratitude to God for sparing her life to witness her 46th birthday Bimbo wrote, “You have shown me much more than I deserve olowogbogboro. Thank you for preserving my life to see this beautiful day and all the wonders you have done in my life. . . .HAPPY ROYALTY BIRTHDAY TO ME! “Thanking God for another 365 days on earth. HAPPY ROYALTY…

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Badoo: Sales of Whistles Increase in Ikorodu

Following the rising spate of violence in the Ikorodu Area of Lagos State and the call by community leaders on residents to procure whistles, there has been an upsurge in the demand for the device in the area. The development has compelled many households in Ikorodu to own whistles, thereby creating an upsurge in the cost of the device from its usual N100 cost price to N200 or even N250, in some neighbourhoods. Interviews with some traders in Ikorodu markets revealed that the call on residents to acquire whistles as…

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Flood: Experts Says Lekki and Environs may Lose Attraction Soon

Lagos Flood

The recent flooding experienced in some parts of the country, especially in Lagos, has raised fears that petroleum products in filling stations’ storage facilities located in the affected areas may have been contaminated. Real estate experts, including land and estate surveyors and valuers, as well as town planners have said the massive flooding in Lekki, Ajah, Ikoyi and Victoria Island, will lead to a reduction in the appetite of prospective tenants and property buyers. A top official in one of the fuel marketing companies in Lagos told our correspondent that…

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Davido/Wizkid: Battle of Supremacy

The Nigerian music scene has seen its share of rivalry, down the ages, till now. From Barrister Vs Kollington; Obesere Vs KWAM 1; Onyeka Onwenu Vs Christy Essien Igbokwe; Sunny Okosun Vs Fela Anikulapo-Kuti; and now, Nigeria’s two leading pop stars; Davido and Wizkid having been going at each other’s throats in the past days, jousting for supremacy. In this special edition Potpourri takes a look at their careers and achievements and leaves you with the decision as to who’s greater and the better artiste. Pounds for pounds, this appears…

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“Stop Sand Filing Lagoon, Waterfronts”- Surveyors Warns LASG

Following the heavy rainfall that left most houses in the island deserted, former Surveyor-General of the Federation, Prof. Peter Nwilo, has urged the Lagos State Government to stop construction and all sand filling works around Lagoon and waterfronts. Nwilo was on Monday reacting to the massive flooding in the state, especially around Lekki, Victoria Island, Ajah, Ikoyi and Lagos Island, following torrential rainfall on Saturday. According to him, this is the first time the Lagos Lagoon water level is rising. “I do not think the water level of the Lagoon…

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Heavy Rainfall Wrecks Havoc in Most Part of the Country

By Akinwale Kasali Tears, anguish and pain was the lot of numerous Nigerians living on the island in Lagos State, as most of the areas in that part of the state was flooded, with people counting their losses as a result of the heavy flood. It took the intervention of the Nigerian Police, National Emergency Management Authority and the Federal Road Safety Commission to salvage the situation for the loss of lives to be minimal, following the blockage of roads leading to some part of this area to further avert…

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Ex-Internationals Rallies Support for Carl Ikeme

By Akinwale Kasali Since the news went viral that Super Eagles goal tender, Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed of acute leukemia, the soccer world has stood by him, praying for his quick recovery. One of Nigeria’s foremost goalkeepers, Emmanuel Okala, on Monday said the Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Ikeme’s illness was not an end to his career. Ikeme who plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Championship was diagnosed of acute Leukaemia during pre-season testing. The club announced his condition on July 4. Okala, who spoke to the Newsmen in…

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Abducted Lagos School Kids: No Respite Yet

By Akinwale Kasali For over one month, the hope of rescuing the abducted Lagos School kids is still a long walk ahead, as there is no respite yet. Parents of the six abducted Senior Secondary School students of Lagos state Model College, Igbonla, Epe, were weekend, elated when rumours that their children would be released by midnight Saturday, filtered in. The magazine gathered that they waited patiently, without winking, from 11pm Saturday till 6am Sunday. But they were crestfallen when nothing was heard either from the kidnappers, their children or…

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2017 Ankara Carnival: LASG Plans Big

The Akinwunmi Ambode led Lagos State Government has made its plans known to begin the resuscitation of moribund Ankara textile industries in the state, with the aim of giving a facelift to the ‘Ankara’ fabric, which has gained popularity in the global fashion scene and to provide job opportunities for millions of unemployed youths.  This was disclosed during the week in Lagos, at a press conference, to herald the forthcoming Lagos Ankara Carnival 2017, slated for September 2-9, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.  According to the chief host…

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Nollywood Stars Pay Tribute to Late Moji Olaiya

Days after being interned, accolades continues to pour in on Mojisola Olaiya even in death. Late Nollywood actress, Mojisola Christiana Raimat Olaiya who died on 18th May 2017, exactly 2 months after she gave birth to a bouncing baby girl in Canada has been buried.  She was buried at Ebony Vault, Ikoyi, Lagos last Wednesday 6th June 2017. However, what Moji will be remembered for is the legacy she left behind which many of her colleagues, including the legends and veterans in the Yoruba movie industry are talking about. At…

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Fayose Advises Men to Stop Violence against Women

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has warned men to desist from maltreating women and advised husbands to take adequate care of their wives. Fayose, who described women as the mirrors through which the society sees their husbands, said any man found beating his wife should be medically examined to ascertain the state of his mental health. He stated this during an interactive session with primary school teachers and local government workers in Ado-Ekiti. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, on Friday, said the governor also…

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When DNA test broke the internet

There is now a trending story about DNA and paternity that is threatening to tear homes apart and threatening to turn DThat i itself has sparked off clamor for DNA tests by every family, with several twitter hashtags.NA test offices into money spinners. The number of women fighting against DNA tests for their family has grown so large that they formed a pressure group to try to stifle a Facebook group page that was set up for people of unsavory homogeneity. The story started Like this.A certain Ben Victor set…

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Pupils Abduction: Kidnappers Reduces Ransom to N600Million

After three days of being incommunicado, abductors of the six pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, re-established contacts with some of the victims’ parents on Tuesday. The magazine learnt that the kidnappers had reduced the N1bn ransom earlier demanded to N600m and briefly allowed the parents to speak with the children to confirm their safety. Despite the parents’ pleas that they were poor, the gunmen were said to have insisted on N100m for each pupil. Our correspondent had reported that the gunmen stormed the school premises at…

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Nigerians Invested over N28.7Billion, Lost N11.9Billion in MMM

The Nigerian investing public lost N11.9 billion to the Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox, MMM, Ponzi scheme, according to the Annual Report of the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum, NeFF, which was unveiled, in Abuja, yesterday. It indicated that Nigerians invested over N28.7 billion in the scheme between June and December 2016. The report also showed that the N28.7 billion was money that passed through the NIBSS, involving only 14 banks that are currently on the NIBSS industry Anti-fraud System, HEINDALL, an indication that the aggregate amount Nigerians invested in the MMM and…

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One Death Too Many

Death sting once again in the Nollywood world, as the call for spiritual cleansing of the industry re-echoes By Akinwale Kasali   According to William Shakespeare, ‘Life is a stage’. This is certainly the lot of some Nollywood actors and actress who have failed to cheat death. No doubt, 2017 has been a year of emotional turbulence in the Nollywood industry. In less than a  month, three of the industries finest actors and actress bid the world farewell. When the news of the death of Moji Olaiya, the daughter of…

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Canadian Government Invites Ooni for its 150th Independence Anniversary

By Akinwale Kasali The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has been invited as a special guest of the Canadian Government to grace the country’s 150th Independence Anniversary celebrations in July this year. The special invitation was conveyed to the Ife monarch in his palace on Sunday by a Canadian Member of Parliament (MP), Ramesh Sangha. Delivering the invitation, the Canadian MP said that the invitation was aimed at forging stronger ties between Canada and Nigeria. Sangha, representing Brampton Central in the Canadian Parliament, said he would collaborate with…

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Chocolate City Boss Sues Gov. El-Rufai for N10billion

Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori, has instituted a N10bn lawsuit against Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for gross violation of his rights. In the suit filed by his lawyers, Ballason’s Chambers, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, Maikori prayed the court to enforce his fundamental rights against undue harassment and intimidation by the Kaduna state government, the state governor and the Nigeria police. The suit came up for hearing before the trial judge, John Tsoho on Tuesday. Maikori, a native of Southern Kaduna, had been at the forefront of…

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Moji Olaiya, Another Nollywood Actress Dies

By Akinwale Kasali The Nollywood world has once again been thrown into mourning. Few weeks after the death of Pastor Ajidara and Olumide Bakare, another Nollywood actress and daughter of highlife music legend, Victor Olaiya, Moji Olaiya has been reported dead. She was 42 years old. Moji Olaiya Multiple sources said she died of heart attack in Canada, where she gave birth to a baby girl in March. The baby was her second child. Her first daughter is 18 years old. The beautiful actress, who had featured in many Yoruba…

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Olugbo Given 96 Hours to Withdraw Statement

By Akinwale Kasali The Secretary General, Council of Yoruba Obas, Oba Aderemi Adedapo, has described the Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Frederick Akinruntan, as a rabble-rouser and an attention seeking monarch for describing himself as the leader of all Yoruba Obas. The magazine gathered that the Olugbo made this statement at an event in Ibadan, Oyo state, describing himself as the head of all obas in Yorubaland. “I am the one Oduduwa met at Ife. We are the husband of Moremi Ajasoro. Anyone who wants real blessings should approach me.…

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Moremi: Olugbo is wrong to rewrite Yoruba ancient history

Jadesola Taiwo Babatola Who are the Yorubas? The Yoruba dominates the Southwestern Region of Nigeria and occupy the present-day Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, Lagos and part of Kwara and Kogi States in Nigeria which are the areas defined as traditional homeland of the Yoruba people up to the Republic of Benin (former Dahomey). According to a source, ‘Yoruba’ consist of a number of semi-independent people loosely linked together by geography, language, history and religion and they are black people of Negroid Stock who speak a common language which belongs…

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