Olushola RickettsThe town of Itori in Ogun State was filled with excitement for a week as the Olu of Itori, Oba Abdulfatai Akamo, celebrated his 15 years on the throne. While members of high society took the town by storm, one thing that also caught the attention of guests was the magnificence of the king’s court, where the event held. The event centre, which can contain 1,000 guests, was said to be newly built by Oba Akamo. Inside the hall, there is a giant statue of the king which adds glamour to the building. Some of the top personalities, who graced the event, were the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; the wife of Premier Lotto boss, Chief Kesington Adebutu, Kofoworola; Eleganza Industries’ boss, Sade Okoya, and a host of others.
April 21, 2019 03:20 UTC
Olushola RickettsDespite losing to Christopher Ekpenyong in the senatorial election for Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial district, a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, recently had a reason to smile. He was honoured with the Reaching for the Stars award by a group of 25 civil rights associations, including the Campaign for Democracy, Centre for Rule of Law and the Crime Victims Foundation. According to Grace Ogbuji of the Crime Victims Foundation, the Senator is instrumental to what Akwa Ibom has become today. Also, an executive member of the Centre for Rule of Law, Olasupo Ojo, said it was on record that all the roads constructed by Akpabio were of international standard. He is also loved by many; so, this is another reward for excellence.”The excited Akpabio appreciated the groups and told them that the award came at the right time.
April 21, 2019 03:19 UTC
Olushola RickettsThe Executive Secretary of the Joint Tax Board, Chief Oseni Elamah, recently marked his 60th birthday in Lagos. The former executive chairman of the Edo State Revenue Service started the celebration with a thanksgiving service at the Catholic Church of the Presentation, Ikeja GRA, Lagos. When the priest asked Elamah to dance with his family and friends to the altar, the joy on his face was priceless. In the evening, he held a party at the Grandeur Event Centre in Ikeja, Lagos. Guests at the event included Captain Idahosa Okunbor, Oba Adebanjo Adedini of Isoya Kingdom, and the Chief of Staff to the Edo State governor, Taiwo Akerele, among others.
April 21, 2019 03:19 UTC
The preponderance of opinions by concerned elder statesmen attest to the current predicament of the most populous black nation. Precisely, on April 12, 2019, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, threw a challenge to all stakeholders in the Nigerian federation. “In 1914 Lord Frederick Lugard, the British Governor-General of Nigeria, described northern Nigeria as the “poor husband” and southern Nigeria as the “rich wife”. Labour Party senatorial candidate in the 2019 general election in the state, Innocent Lagi, however, backed the Sultan on his view on the state of the nation. “Basically, that is what the Sultan is talking about; the country is more divided; there is general insecurity; there is much corruption.
April 21, 2019 02:37 UTC
The battle for who gets what, when and how in the leadership of the Ninth Assembly gets very interesting and unnerving by the day. He said: “Our party will soon release the zoning arrangements for the principal positions of the incoming Ninth National Assembly. Sunday Tribune findings revealed that the South-West and the North-Central geopolitical zones are the two dominant zones in the race for the position. The ensuing rebellion upset the apple cart by producing the current Senate president from the North-Central with the North-East occupying the speakership. The party source further claimed that the battle was a fait accompli for any of the candidates anointed by the North-Central governors.
For music star, 2face Idibia, he may not have got certain things right in his life, but he would rate his decision to marry his wife, Annie as one of the best he has ever made. At every given time, 2face does not shy away from pouring encomiums on his wife for bringing out the best in him when it seemed his world was falling apart. At a public event recently, 2face said he’s grateful to his wife, Annie for keeping his head straight over the years. Since they got married, 2baba as he loves to be called, and Annie have had their fair share of troubled times, but they have managed to stay afloat. Being a father of seven children, the African Queen crooner singled out his wife for stabilizing his home and adding beauty to his life despite his failings.
The much-anticipated premiere of the latest Marvel movie, Avengers: End Game is set to take Lagos by storm as information gathered revealed that the premiere, which has got many people talking will hold at the prestigious IMAX, Lekki Phase 1 on April 24. The movie is set for release by Blue Pictures Film Distribution. After the devastating events in Avengers; Infinity war (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe. Blue Pictures is a leading film distribution & consulting company based in Nigeria with a link to West African territories, and represents Walt Disney Studios.
One common denominator that unites celebrities in Nigeria is their penchant for having babies outside wedlock. But for actress and movie producer, Toyin Abraham, it is not a terrain she would love to explore, even if it is very common in the entertainment industry. Abraham, over the last five years, emerged as one of the most sought after actresses and producers, who have raised their game to a meaningful level. Abraham was quick to defend herself saying there was no history of babymama in her family and she would not be the first. Abraham said she had nothing against those who have babies outside wedlock.
Kabiosi crooner, Akinyemi Samuel, popularly known as Psalm Ebube, is one of the gospel music revelations taking his music to every part of the country and preaching humanity and gospel of Christ through his soul-lifting music. The album is equipped by Holy Spirit to change our lives. Don’t be too quick to assume you know Jesus, because your knowledge of Jesus is what will strengthen you and what will make you stand. If there’s anything in my life today that is worthy of commendations, It is a product of the Holy Spirit. What you will enjoy in Revealing Jesus album is a product of the Holy Spirit.
Gbenga Adeyinka is one of the most talked about stand-up comedians that have raised the bar of the entertainment scene the South-West in the last eight years. Adeyinka, in speaks with SEGUN ADEBAYO, on his journey, career and how he has remained relevant for years. There seems be a lot to be done to change the face of entertainment in Ibadan. More indigenous brands and organisation in Ibadan need to support the industry more. I schooled in Ibadan, have family in Ibadan and Ibadan will always be home.
April 21, 2019 02:03 UTC
Olushola RickettsDavido started music with his cousin, Adebayo Adeleke, aka B-Red. But at the time Davido started enjoying the spotlight, it became a struggle for B-Red to make a name for himself. But B-Red, who is the son of Senator Ademola Adeleke, told Sunday Scoop that he had never been envious of Davido. He stated, “A record company will always push one artiste before others and Davido was the first on the list. He added, “Since I worked closely with Davido, I also saw how Davido struggled when he first came into the industry.
April 21, 2019 01:37 UTC
However, the parents did not dispute the observations and findings of the University, which led to the introduction of the said regulations. It also must have been so shocking to the VC as to make him indicate that he would stop further personal interaction with parents. One of the commentators even went as far as criticising ACU for spending its resources to make rented hostels befitting and comfortable for its students. Do they understand the purpose of sending their children and wards to the University to be trained by competent professional educationists? My advice to the VC is not to terminate personal communication with parents and guardians as he threatened or indicated.
April 21, 2019 01:30 UTC
Olushola RickettsPolice officer cum music artiste, Abayomi Ekundayo, aka Yomi SARS, has said that there was no time he joined the campaign to end the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Recall that a video surfaced online where he was caught on camera, calling for an end to SARS. He said, “Yes, I saw the post but there was no time I said end SARS. When I was about to leave a show in Surulere, Lagos, last Sunday, Zlatan Ibile saw me and started shouting ‘End SARS’. I then asked why he was shouting ‘End SARS’.
April 21, 2019 01:30 UTC
Tofarati IgeBecause of the glitz and glamour that surround the movie industry, most people seem to think that actors have it all rosy. But talented actress, Bimbo Akintola, painted a different picture during an interview with Sunday Scoop. The Out of Bounds star noted that unless the industry becomes more structured, actors would continue to get the short end of the stick. She said, “Until actors start getting what is really due to them, such as royalties, the industry cannot be robust. At this stage of my life, I don’t live my life to impress anybody; and I have never done that anyway.”Copyright PUNCH.
April 21, 2019 01:22 UTC
The GOtv Boxing Night 18 holds on Sunday (today) at the indoor sports hall of the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan. Eight fights are scheduled for the event, with Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph defending his African Boxing Union lightweight title against Ghana’s Success “Brave Warrior” Tetteh. It will equally feature the national super featherweight title duel between champion Taofeek “Taozon” Bisuga and challenger, Ridwan ‘Scorpion” Oyekola. Equally in action is Akeem “Dodo” Sadiku, the Ibadan knockout king, who will fight Republic of Benin’s Ekpresso Djamihou in an international light middleweight clash. The lightweight division will see Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje take on Michael “Holy Mike” Jacob, while Morufu “Oloke” Owolabi will do battle with Jamiyu ‘Sunshine” Akande.
April 21, 2019 01:07 UTC