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Movie Review: Wedding Party 2 | By: Jerry Chiemeke

Movie Title: The Wedding Party 2 Genre: Romantic Comedy Year Of Release: 2017 Cast: Bankole Wellington, Adesua Etomi, Enyinna Nwigwe, Daniella Down, Frank Donga, Ikechukwu Onunuka, Zainab Balogun, Richard Mofe Damijo, Ireti Doyle, Ali Baba, Sola Sobowale, Patience Ozokwor Special Appearances: AY Makun, Funny Bone, Chigurl, Seyi Law, Wofai Fada Director: Niyi Akinmolayan “The Wedding Party 2” continues from where the first installment left off; Dozie (Wellington) and Dunni (Etomi) are happily married, while Nonso Onwuka (Nwigwe) and Deardre Winston (Down) are now an item. On a date at a fancy restaurant in Dubai, Nonso sees a lady turning her partner...

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George Weah elected Liberia’s 25th President

Former AC Milan talisman,George Weah has been elected as President-elect of Liberia, West Africa Liberia’s 25th President.  The 51-year-old replaces Africa’s first female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Weah won thirteen out of fifteen counties while his 73-year-old opponent and current vice president, Joseph Boakai got only two counties. Weah who is the only African to win the Ballon d’Or award was the 1995 World Footballer of the Year, European Footballer of the Year and African Footballer of the Year “I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this...

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Manchester City’s Yaya Toure comes out of international retirement

Cote d’Ivoire’s midfielder Yaya Toure has come out of international retirement. The Manchester United midfielder who has not played for Ivory Coast since AFCON 2015 final has decided to return to Ivory Coast national team to win another trophy with the Elephants. The 34-year-old, who has over 100 caps for his country, announced his decision via Twitter on Tuesday. Toure tweeted: “I love my country and I am free for the national selection. I want to help the next generation and use all my experience so that all Ivorians are proud!” Toure who has made made three Premier League appearances and...

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Galatasaray offer embattled ex-Arsenal star, Eboue assistant coaching role.

Did you read the disheartening riches-to-rags tale of former Arsenal star, Emmanuel Eboue? 48 hours ago, Daily Mirror told the story of how he contemplated suicide after losing everything to divorce. The Ivorian who earned millions of pounds in wages during an illustrious seven-year career in the Premier League now hides from ­bailiffs, sometimes sleeps on the floor of a friend’s home, travels by bus and even cleans his clothes by hand because he has no washing machine. “I want God to help me,” he says. “Only he can help take these thoughts from my mind. Only he can...

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Seasons Greetings Fam!

Seasons Greetings family! Been a while i wrote a personal note. Trust the year has been great. For me, it’s been a mixed bag but we’ll always look on the bright side of life. Trust you and your loved ones are having a pleasant time. I know the fuel scarcity and power outage in Nigeria has affected us in ways we cannot describe and many are totally disappointed in the government but we keep fighting. I say a huge Thank You to all my contributors; Tony Ogunlowo, Jerry Chiemeke, Tope Ijaola, Wale Adiguna and Michael. And to you my...

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REPORT: Top five business risks for West Africa in 2018

As Nigeria exits the recession of 2017, investor sentiment across West Africa is likely to experience uplift in 2018. Still, political uncertainty ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections and on-going security concerns are among the key risks for businesses operating in the region, says specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks in their annual political and security risk forecast ‘RiskMap’. “2017 has been a tough and turbulent year for businesses in the region, however with Nigeria exiting recession, and foreign exchange shortages easing, we see a strong improvement in investor sentiment emerging. Another major engine of growth will be Cote...

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Victor Moses misses out as CAF unveil the Top 3 finalists for the 2017 African Player of the Year award.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have unveiled the three finalists for the 2017 African Player of the Year award and sadly Nigeria/Chelsea’s Victor Moses didn’t make the cut. The final shortlist features: Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon/Borussia Dortmund) and Sadio Mane (Senegal/Liverpool) Egypt’s Mohammed Salah, who was recently adjudged BBC Africa Footballer of the Year is the huge favourite to win the award. The 25 year-old’s performances for both club and country in this campaign has been nothing short of stellar and his role in ensuring the Pharaohs book a spot in the 2018 World Cup (since 1990) can...

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Photos: Thierry Henry crowned ‘Igwe of Football’ in Lagos.

Former France international striker Thierry Henry has always been regarded as the ‘Igwe of football’ by his teeming Nigerian fans, however, he was ‘officially’ crowned during his visit to Lagos for the Guinness Made of Black programme. The Arsenal legend who is in Lagos to meet the ‘Be a Front Row Fan’ winners; a consumer promotion of the company also watched the West Brom v Manchester United EPL game at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The 40-year-old is currently the assistant coach of the national team of...

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Opinion: Tithes: To pay or not to pay ~ By: Tony Ogunlowo

The controversy surrounding the payment of tithes rages on with those for and those against  giving good arguments for paying or not paying. I’ll sit on the fence here: the payment of tithes is mentioned in the Bible, as a levy for the upkeep of the church and the clergy, but again so many other things are mentioned that require equal attention like learning how to read and live in accordance to the words of the Bible and not just collecting money. Some will argue that the payment of tithes is mandatory. Yes and so are a lot of other...

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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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