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Why I Want To Be President Of Movie Producers – Aluko

Lillian Amah Aluko

Veteran actress and movie producer, Lillian Amah Aluko has indicated interest to run for the president of Association of Movie Producers.  She speaks with a select journalist on her plans for AMP. Sam Anokam was there. Could You tell us why you want to run for the president of AMP? I was primarily an actor, then I veered into movie ...

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David Sanders, Louis Otieno, Binyavanga Wainaina Lead Pan-African Speakers At Red Summit

Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Binyavanga Wainaina is leading other pan-African speakers to participate at the inaugural edition of The RED Summit holding in Lagos at the Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos. Other speakers at the summit are the Executive Producer of Coke Studio Africa, David Sanders; Corporate Affairs Director of Microsoft Corporation, ...

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Teen Saxophonist Walks To Support Children Living With Cancer

T J Sax

Nigerian 13-year old saxophonist, TJ Emore popularly known as TJ Sax once again showed his support for kids living with cancer as well as his passion to kick cancer out of Nigeria by leading the Heart of Hope Walkathon event.  The walkathon which was arranged by the Children Living with Cancer Foundation started at about 8am started from Dowen college ...

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Ikeja rumbles as Glo Laffta Fest berths

It was a beehive of human traffic in Ikeja, Lagos on Sunday, October 3, as Glo subscribers trooped into Water Parks Hotel on Toyin Street, to witness the funniest comedy show in the country, Glo Laffta Fest, sponsored by National telecommunications operator, Globacom. The Ikeja edition of the comedy show, which is currently touring major cities across the country, recorded ...

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My Igbo Name Opens Many Doors – Chiwetel Ejiofor

  British born Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor believes that his decision not to bow to the pressure of changing his Igbo name paid off. Ejiofor has roots in Oyofo-Oghe in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State and is a nephew of the traditional ruler of the town, Igwe Christopher Ejiofor. The “12 Years A Slave” star was born in ...

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I Want To Marry A Mature Man – Belinda Effah

Belinda Effah

She is no doubt a sought-after actress in Nollywood and darling of top producers and directors. In this chat with Chinyere Abaziem, the pretty Calabar, Cross-River State-born Belinda Effah talks about her career, among other issues. Excerpts: What was your growing up days like? I grew up in a very lovely environment.  I grew up in a military environment. My ...

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Celebrating Highlife Culture: The Ndaa Chineke Example


By Andy Adibenma I woke up this morning angry. The cause being the numskull call of one Umara Kumalia for a Northern (National) conference for Northern Nigeria, to discuss the self inflicted poverty and non development of the region, when a radio announcement from one of the now many radio stations in Owerri brought me back to cheerfulness. The announcement ...

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Shattered Romance Set To Premiere In Lagos

Shattered Romance cast

The Nigeria premiere of actress, producer and director, Juliet Ibrahim’s latest movie, Shattered Romance will hold at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki, Lagos on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 to a select audience. The film, which stars, Bryan Okwara, Gbenro Ajibade, James Gardiner, Sonia Ibrahim, Pascaline Edwards, Eddie Nartey, Gbenro Ajibade, Charlotte Derban, Sammi B and Juliet ...

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Professionals Advocate Women Empowerment

By Bakare Olamide, Lagos Determined to improve the lot of women professionally, a non-governmental organisation, Women Empowerment and Enlightenment Campaign (WEEC), operating under the auspices of On’y va communications recently organised a seminar tagged, ‘Men Standing Up for Women’ in Lagos. The event which attracted speakers from different spheres of life provided atmosphere for serious engagement as each of them showcased ...

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Love Scam Earns Nigerian 12 Years In Vietnam Jail

love scam

  A 35-year-old Nigerian, Oshanugor James Anyasi, who duped a Vietnamese women of about N400 million while professing love to her, has been sentenced to 12 years in jail by a Vietnamese court. According to Thanh Nien News, Anyasi was found guilty by an Hanoi Court on two counts of fraud and cyber crime. According to the report, the Anyasi ...

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Our Research Institutes Are Lazy – Prof. Okigbo


Professor Bede Okigbo, a scion of the Ezeokigbo family of Ojoto in Anambra state is a versatile academic. When you think you can have the liberty of getting his views on other areas of his life, he  insists in lacing his views with his academic journey. His major in the university is Agronomy. But as he explained, because he would ...

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Lessons That Mirror The Society


Title: The Funeral Did Not End Author:  Sylva Nze Ifedigbo Reviewer: Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema Publishers:  Dada Books,  Lagos,  Nigeria No of pages:   299 On my way home from work that rain-moistened afternoon I popped into Debonair Bookstores, Yaba. It was pay day and I was flushed with cash. I scanned the shelves and my eyes fell on Ifedigbo’s latest ...

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At 55, Nigeria’s Healthcare Deserve Re-appraisal –Experts

Former NASCP Chair, Prof. Ibironke Akinsete (left), DG. NIMR, Prof. Innocent Ujah (middle) and Vice President, Commercial Affairs, Sysmex Europe, Prof. Torsten Reinecke at the commissioning of the new Biomedical Training and Cancer Research Centre

Yinka Shokunbi LAGOS At 55, so much has been said and identified as the many challenges facing healthcare delivery in the country. Stakeholders are now of the opinion that what is truly needed as the country throttles on, is a sincere re-appraisal of the system. According to the pioneer chairman, National AIDS Control Programme, (NACP), Professor Ibironke Akinsete, “I sincerely ...

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Nigeria @ 55: Church Celebrate Impact of God’s Word

Pastor Lanre Alabi, Christ Embassy Zone 1 (left), Pastor Chidi Ezimako, Chairman, ReachOut Nigeria 2015  (middle) and Pastor Tony Aduroja, Media Director, during the press briefing on Reachout Nigeria 2015 held at Westown Hotel Ikeja, Lagos recently.

Aramide Oikelome Lagos October 1st marks Nigeria’s 55 years after independence. For many citizens, it has been 55 years of broken promises and failed hopes but in the midst of it all, Nigerians seem have prevailed, rising above the storm to be recognized among the happiest people in the world. The culture, lifestyle and the entertainment industry have also put ...

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Kumuyi Concludes Lagos City-wide Crusade; Tasks Nigerians To Shun Cultism

General Overseer, Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi (left), Mediator, Lagos State, Pastor Fasanmi Joseph being ushered to the arena at the end of Lagos-Wide Crusade at the 
National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos...last Sunday.		        Photos: Sunday Olaniyan

Aramide Oikelome Lagos The Lagos City-Wide Crusade was officially brought to a close last week Sunday at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos at a colourful ceremony in which the Surulere community hosted the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Folorunsho Kumuyi and other officials of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria ...

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Why Banana Is Still King Of Fruits


So many people enjoy eating banana a lot in its various forms but do not really know they are in fact getting the best of the king of fruits. Researchers have long come to understand that the huge benefits in a finger of banana are far more than the size of the banana. It has been said that no part ...

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FG Urged To Reconstitute Pharmacists Council

Sy Yinka Shokunbi Lagos Nigerian Pharmacists under the aegis of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have been appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the recently dissolved Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and save the already degenerated drug situations. President of the Society, Olumide Akintayo in a statement to mark the 2015 World Pharmacy Day noted that the pharmacy environment ...

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Consumers Hope For Change In Food Prices

A supermarket

Oluwabunmi Nathaniel Lagos Barely a week after the Eid-eil- Kabir celebrations, consumers are still hoping prices of food items and other household provisions would come down. Findings by our Correspondent at a few of the major food and provision markets in the city show prices are still high and consumers really wish these would abate so that they can re-stock ...

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Life And Times Of Onosode


Last Tuesday, September 29, Nigeria lost one of her finest technocrat, Gamaliel Offoritsenere Onosode, a former presidential candidate of the All Nigeria People’s Party of Nigeria, and administrator who as reported died at the age of 82 after suffering  long  from an bone cancer. According to available information, Onosode who was born in Sapele, Delata state on the 22nd of ...

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I’ll Give Marriage Another Chance – Ike

Chika Ike

She is one of Nollywood sweet heart, but when you talk about controversy in Nollywood  the name Chika Ike is likely to pop up! In an interview with Sam Anokam, the entrepreneur, actress and now movie producer, opens up on her career, her reality TV show and her relationship with her ex-husband. The Year is almost coming to an end, ...

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The Real Celebrity Cougars

Real Celebrity Cougars

By Hazeez Balogun Lagos The movie Lagos Cougar became an instant hit when it was dropped two years ago. It was a romantic drama directed by Desmond Elliot. The film revolves around the lives of three corporate women, Elsie, Aret and Joke in their quest to find love and explore their fantasies which is mostly having fun with younger men.  ...

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Sisqo Files $3.6 Million Lawsuit Over Stolen Royalties

Foreign Reserves

Sisqo has filed a $3.6 million lawsuit, claiming he was not paid the royalties he was due for his 1999 kitsch classic, Thong Song.  The lawsuit, is against the company he says stole more than half a million dollars of his royalties. The artiste says he hired 27 Red Music to collect royalties from various music publishing companies. 27 Red was supposed ...

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