Month: November 2017

Photos from Banky W and Adesua Wellington’s trad&white wedding ceremonies

Celebrity couple, Olubankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington and Adesua Etomi had their traditional and white weddings in the space of one week amidst pomp and fanfare. The traditional wedding which took place last week Sunday wedding at the Landmark Centre, Oniru attracted an array of personalities. Few days after, the couple and few friends jetted off to Cape Town, South Africa for the grand-finale. Adesua was extremely gorgeous in all her three and four outfits for her white and traditional weddings. The groom didn’t do bad either. He was all smiles and good looking. The couple exchanged vows at a stunning ...

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Super Eagles’ Odion Ighalo to Launch Orphanage Home in December

Super Eagles striker, Ighalo Jude, has joined the growing list of celebrities who are giving back to the society. Come 16th of December, 2017, the Changchun Yatai FC forward will launch his orphanage, the Ighalo Orphanage Home, situated at Ijegun, Ikotun, Lagos. He shared the good news as well as pictures of the home on his official Twitter page.  ...

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15 facts about Yakubu Aiyegbeni as he retires from professional football.

Former Super Eagles, Portsmouth & Everton striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni has retired from professional football after 2 decades in the game. The Yak as fondly called hung his boots today November 22nd, his 35th birthday. “I would like to officially announce my retirement from professional football today,” he told SkySports. “Firstly, I would like to thank God for the career I have had. I would like to thank the entire Nigerian Football Federation and my Nigerian national team-mates for all the memorable years I had playing for the Super Eagles. I would also like to thank all the football clubs I...

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UEFA Announce Nominees For 2017 Team Of The Year

UEFA have announced the 50 nominees for the official 2017 Team of the Year.  Real Madrid have the highest number of nominees, 11. With Manchester United, Juventus, Barcelona etc all coming behind. The list also features one African, which is Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 50-man shortlist is selected by UEFA’s journalists for the best performers in European club competition, domestic competitions and international tournaments, and now UEFA.com users can vote for their favourite team online.   COMPLETE NOMINEES LIST Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), David de Gea (Manchester United), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Jan Oblak...

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Opinion: Go, Mugabe, Go | By: Reuben Abati

Since August, I have been the anchorperson of a programme on television called ThisDay Live where we discuss political matters – local and global. The programme is available on Arise News TV at 6pm, 9pm and sometimes at midnight every Sunday. Two days ago, we discussed the situation in Zimbabwe, the elections in Anambra, Nigeria’s decision to hire Malaysian experts at a cost of N485 million to figure out new pathways for Nigeria’s economic growth (with all the experts in Nigeria oh!), the proposed expansion of President Buhari’s cabinet, the burial of 26 teenage Nigerians by the Italian authorities...

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Nigeria Women’s Bobsled Team make Winter Olympics history.

  Nigeria women’s bobsled team recently made the Winter Olympics history by becoming the first men’s or women’s African team represented in the category at an Olympics. Consisting of Seun Adigun (Driver) who represented Nigeria in 100mH at London 2012 and began training for bobsled in 2014, Ngozi Onwumere (Breakmen) won a Silver & Gold medal at the 2015 AAG Akuoma Omeoga (Breakmen), the bobsled event will be held at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang. The trio completed the fifth of their required five qualifying races on Wednesday, becoming the first African team, men or women, to qualify...

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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Shares Inspiring Success Story Of A Former UNILAG Typist 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while delivering a speech recently, shared a story of a hardworking junior typist he met while working at the University of Lagos. In his address, he was talking about the importance of having a good character and used this inspiring story to illustrate his point. Here is an excerpt: I was 60 years old in March this year. And I must confess that it was one of the greatest surprises I ever experienced. I just suddenly became 60. And at the age of 60 I am entitled to give some advice and l will share...

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Nigeria contributes 49.6% of the hotel pipeline for West Africa.

According to W Hospitality Group’s 2017 Hotel Chains Pipeline report, Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde dominate the West African hotel pipeline with 77% of the total planned hotel rooms. West Africa has been at the heart of the continent’s growth and economic transformation in recent years. Notwithstanding the sharp slowdown experienced in 2016 and 2017, the region’s economy is expected to rebound in 2017 onwards. Commodity-based economies, like Nigeria, are slowly recovering from the fall in oil prices and oil production, while countries like Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal have shown economic resilience and sustained growth. As many of the...

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Banky W undergoes 3rd cancer surgery.

Nigerian R ‘N’B singer, Bankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington has shared shocking details behind his absence from limelight. In a lengthy post on his Instagram page, the actor revealed his ordeal with cancer, adding that he had a surgery last month to remove a rare strain of skin cancer tumors found in his skin. He had the first two surgeries 10 years ago but the cancer resurfaced this year. Thankfully, he had a successful operation and is now back on his feet. See his post below. “A wise man once said this: “Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign...

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Film And Television Star, Sadiq Daba Down With Leukemia And Prostate Cancer.

According to reports, TV and film star, Sadiq Daba has been diagnosed of leukemia and prostrate cancer. The sexagenarian is urgent need of $25,000 to pay for his medical bills. Per Azuka Jebose, former journalist and artiste manager, revealed that Daba is currently receiving treatment at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and a Gofundme account has been set up on his behalf. ‘Through the years, Sadiq Daba enchanted us with his beloved performances as a young Actor on Nigerian Television and in the movies. We loved his charming characters. In real life, Sadiq transcends humanity with his free spirit and openness...

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Coping with Suicidal Thoughts | By: Tony Ogunlowo

You haven’t killed yourself, yet, so that’s a start. You are thinking, seriously, of doing it but haven’t yet mustered up the courage to go ahead with it. With all the conflicting thoughts in your head you’re still trying, desperately, to find a reason to carry on living. Don’t despair! You might think the whole world is against you and there is no other option, but it’s not over – there’s a way. Suicidal thoughts are mostly brought on by financial difficulties, social and peer pressure. Feeling worthless enough to want to end one’s own life can happen to...

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Report Emergencies Within Seconds With The Eppme App!

Emergencies remain a part of everyday living and governments make efforts to ensure safety of lives and property for citizens. By their nature however, many emergencies are unforeseen – robbers would strike at unexpected hours of the night or nature strikes without warning. In all these cases, help is hardly too much. The newly-launched EppMe App; an emergency and business reporting app is today the most secure platform for Nigerians to access secured and profiled transmissions to the authorities when they are in danger. This ground-breaking service assures responsible reportage as users are known within our communities while transmissions are profiled...

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Everything you need to know about Ovarian Cysts!

What are ovarian cysts? A cyst is a little balloon filled with air or fluid on one of the ovaries, which then exerts pressure on the right or left side of the lower abdomen. These cysts can be painful. Besides the pain in the lower abdomen, some other symptoms are: erratic, painful periods, often with much uterine bleeding as a result of elevated estrogen levels, painful intercourse, heel pain, and excessive hair growth. When the ovarian cyst bursts the pain is relieved, though in some cases the cyst may reappear. The incidence of ovarian cysts is on the rise,...

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World Bank ‘Doing Business’ report on Nigeria fantastic & is proof that Buhari administration’s reforms are working- Osinbajo

FG will not rest on its oars on improving the Nigerian economy Despite Nigeria’s latest impressive ranking in the World Bank’s latest ‘Doing Business’ report, the Buhari administration will continue to actively pursue its reform agenda to keep improving the nation’s economy, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo further said the oil and gas industry in Nigeria stands to benefit greatly from the administration’s Ease of Doing Business reforms. He said this in his speech on Thursday to mark the 55th anniversary of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chambers Of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) at the Eko Hotel...

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Lionel Messi donates €70k to charity after libel case win

Last year, Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi won a libel case against Spanish newspaper, La Razon who published an article following Argentina’s World Cup final defeat to Germany in 2014, criticizing the player and claiming he wore a wig and had used performance-enhancing drug Nandrolone. Spain’s Supreme Court agreed with the Barcelona court’s ruling that  the article went outside the bounds of an opinion piece and ordered that La Razon, its editor, Francisco Marhuenda and Ussia should pay €72,783.20 to Messi. The case was closed today, with Messi donating the money won in the case to medical charity, Doctors Withour Borders.   “The...

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Victor Moses, Troost-Ekong, others nominated for CAF African player of the year award.

Nigerian duo, Victor Moses and William Troost-Ekong have been shortlisted for the 2018 edition of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award. Both Nigeria Internationals ply their trades in England and Turkey respectively. A statement from CAF released on Wednesday reads thus. “The winner will be decided by votes from the head coaches/technical directors of the national associations affiliated to CAF, members of the CAF technical and development committee and a panel of media experts,” said CAF. “The awards gala will be held on Thursday, 4 January 2018 in Accra, Ghana. “Nigerian energy giants, Aiteo, are the headline...

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