Hate or love him, iLLBliss no doubt is the prime connoisseur of contemporary Hip-Hop in Nigeria. With his latest offering, IllyChapoX, the ace rapper is doing for God, country, family, love and business. With IllyChapoX, Illbliss put himself forward as a preacher of love, a charmer, a town crier, sociologist, family man, and an entertainer. Through the album, Illbliss builds up divinity and God as a plot, constructing tales about the things holds dear – family, love, country, business, his child and then, his Igbo heritage. Whether completely immersed in punchlines or sharing the glory of his powerful flow, Illbliss is always poised for battle.
The Guardian gathered that the deceased, who got married to her husband three years ago, was carrying a seven-month pregnancy. She described the deceased as a highly religious woman who avoided trouble when she was alive, a claim which Azeezat’s neighbours corroborated. Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force from Moniya and Ojoo Divisions, who visited the scene, took her body away. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Oyo State, Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the development. He said the Commissioner of Police had visited the scene, adding that investigation into the incident had commenced.
The restraining order followed an ex-parte motion filed by Odoh at the Federal High Court and the seven members of the panel of inquiry set up by Umahi to probe the management of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for farmers in Ebonyi state. Apart from the governor and the members of the panel, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was also joined as the first respondent in the suite. Believing that the probe panel was a witch-hunt to smear his reputation, Odoh approached the court, praying that the EFCC should be mandated to probe Umahi and others named in his earlier petition to the anti-graft commission. Odoh also prayed the court for an order restraining Umahi and members of the probe panel from investigating him pending the hearing and determination of the application. Responding to the motion as moved by the plaintiff´s counsel, Justice Tijjani Garba Ringim, granted the prayers.
StarTimes Nigeria has entered into a digital content sharing partnership that gives phone-users access to a wide range of movies, series and sports through the StarTimes ON Application platform. By this partnership, StarTimes would offer over 100 channels and video-on-demand (VOD) content to MTN subscribers using airtime. Speaking on this initiative, its Chief Operating Officer (COO), Tunde Aina, noted that with the video streaming bundles on the Application, MTN subscribers would enjoy unlimited entertainment and VOD services at a cheaper data price than other networks. MTN Nigeria’s Chief Digital Officer, Digital Services, Scrinivas Rao added that the partnership is a reinforcement of its commitment, saying the platform would provide enormous quality content and keep subscribers entertained.
June 06, 2020 03:22 UTC
A Makurdi Chief Magistrate’s Court, yesterday, remanded a 38-year-old man, Mr Simon Emeka, in the facility of the Nigeria Correctional Service for allegedly raping his seven months old daughter, Proper Emeka. The police prosecutor told the court that Habba reported that Favour had taken the baby to the hospital for treatment. According to Kanshio, the police arrested the accused in the course of investigations, saying the offence was contrary to Section 391 and 284 of the Penal Code, Benue State. He said investigations into the matter was still on and asked the court for another date for continuation of trial. The trial Magistrate, Isaac Ajim, remanded the accused at the Nigerian Correctional Service Centre and adjourned the case to August 31, 2020.
Speaking with The Guardian, Njemanze, a foremost women rights activist lamented that justice is only for the uber-rich in Nigeria. That money the National Assembly wants to use for renovation, let’s use it to build forensic labs and get justice for rape victims. The constant rape and murder of women is a tragedy, shame and disgrace.”Aniebo said it is difficult to secure as much convictions for rapists as they would like because first and foremost, most rape cases go unreported and as such, first responders cannot do anything. Most women don’t even realise what they are going through is rape because we have been brainwashed. This has become everyone’s business and we must all put hands together to end rape and sexual assault in Nigeria,” she said.
She informed that the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board has in the last 365days recorded an impressive level of progress in ensuring adequate monitoring, enforcement and censoring of film production, marketing and distribution across the state. While calling on film practitioners and other stakeholders in the industry to fulfill their obligations by obtaining necessary permits and documentation, Yusuf noted that monitoring and enforcement are crucial in the film industry in order to curb the sale and distribution of uncensored and pirated works. She assured that the administration doing everything possible to bring to a halt the deficit in film production infrastructure by establishing a Film Village in Lagos. “The good news we have for you today is that we have been able to secure 85 hectares of land at Ejirin in Epe Division of the State for film production. “Hence, the State government is calling on interested investors to key into the worthy project,” he said.
As part of its social responsibility, Helpgate Foundation recently organised a sensitisation programme to educate Surulere, Lagos residents on how to keep safe from COVID-19, while also distributing relief packages to over 50 participants. The Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Pastor Temitope Emovon, said the objective was to join in the fight against the spread of the virus and teach participants how to obey Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) protocols on the pandemic. Emovon called on kind-hearted Nigerians, corporate and non-governmental organisations to partner with the Foundation to distribute more relief packages to the less privileged. She stressed the need for beneficiaries to maintain a social distancing, wear face masks and observe proper hygiene, especially regular washing of hands, always.
Then give a specific fun task to do based on what they have learnt in the activity class. Educational Games: If you have a computer or tablet available to your kids during your busy hours, educational computer games are a great way to impart some fun and keep your child productively engaged at the same time. To encourage reading, therefore, you can let kids choose several books from the library- they will find it way more fun, reading a book they chose themselves. Art is a great medium for children to express their imagination; an important part of brain development, besides being an excellent fun way to keep children engaged and productive indoors. It’s a great way to engage children at home and at the same time, get the job done.
Here, we project foreign airlines better than we do with our own local airlines. We should not stop foreign airlines from coming, but they should be restricted to one or two airports. What has been the benefit of these multiple frequencies and landing rights that we have been giving foreign airlines? But people sit down there with these foreign airlines and are busy making money out of all of us. On my part, when I saw the issue, I said Canada has right to accept or to reject, because we have not projected that airline well.
June 06, 2020 02:26 UTC
Then before he became an astute scholar and teacher of sports psychology at the university of Lagos. After 45 years as a teacher he may actually hold the record of the longest serving lecturer in the university’s history. We became friends at the dawn of my football career. I don’t intend to exaggerate my feelings as I pay a small tribute to you on your 70th birthday. I have always proudly regarded you as a panthomath (in a positive way), my professor friend that ‘knows’ everything, and a man I could always depend on to watch my back.
June 06, 2020 02:15 UTC
Amid the rising cases of rape in the country, some rape victims have narrated their painful ordeals to Saturday PUNCH. As the protests and demands for the justice of rape victims ensued, Amnesty International called on the President to declare rape a national crisis in the country. This is why I always plead with rape victims to always report. “A lot of rape victims still don’t report cases; they feel stigmatised. Dressed in black clothes, the protesters also demanded justice for Uwalia, Barakat and other rape victims in the country.
June 06, 2020 01:41 UTC
Tope OmogbolagunA 12-year-old girl, Blessing (not real name), is said to be experiencing trauma after she was allegedly gang-raped by four masked men at her residence in Abijo area of Ajah, Lagos State. When our correspondent reached out to her mother on Friday morning, the victim was said to be asleep after receiving medical treatment. The mother, identified simply as Anthonia, explained that she was not in the house when the perpetrators raped her daughter. “I went to the office and was called (on the phone) and told that my daughter was raped in our house. She stated, “Favour told us that while she was in the compound, four masked men jumped into the house through the fence.
June 06, 2020 01:41 UTC
“No one could ever imagine that the economic activities will almost be totally grounded as from the month of March. Going by the large numbers of hotels in Lagos, many of our members feared that it will not come to their turn weeks after being granted permission to reopen their business. We hope government will accede to our request in the overall interest of the economic development of Lagos State,” Alabi said. “It has, therefore, become important for the government to come to the aid of this most important sector to avert major economic upheavals. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, close to a million people were deriving income from our members business.
June 06, 2020 01:41 UTC
Mobola SadiqActress and former reality TV star, Gifty Powers, has said that she lives life on her terms and isn’t concerned about the opinion of others. She told Saturday Beats, “I think it’s okay to expose one’s body but it is not a do-or-die affair. Naysayers are the least things on my agenda.’’The actress noted that being a mother had changed a lot about her. When I’m outside the house, I call my mum several times asking about the well-being of my daughter. Until one gives birth, one wouldn’t know the feeling I’m talking about.”Copyright PUNCH.
June 06, 2020 00:56 UTC