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Former Super Eagles coach, Bonfrere Jo in a recent interview revealed that embattled Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia having failed to display his tactical ability in his team thus losing the Guinea game only shows that he cannot handle the national team well. The China-based ex-coach however suggested former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Olisey as a suitable replacement if the Nigeria Football Federation doesn't want to give him a second chance. "Nigeria is blessed with talented players but this current set of players lack discipline on and off the pitch and they need a coach that can handle them well. Siasia tried to do it off the pitch, but it backfired on the field of play. "In 2000 when I was in charge, I had a great team that paraded one of the best attacks at the Nations Cup, but we lost in the final match after coming back from two goals down. Nigerians saw the kind of efforts the team put in and they decided to give me a second chance, but these current Eagles did not play as if something was at stake. So they should decide on his fate...

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From eye-opening workshops, runway shows of jawdropping collections to exhibitions of fashion products and accessories, textiles, furniture design, photography and many more; fashion lovers and designers had a swell time at the Eko convention Centre, Eko Hotel&Suites yesterday as the Lagos MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week slated for October 26-29 kicked off in grand style with awesome designs from Koke, Xclamation, Phunk Afrique and Mango. The event which aims to bring together media, industry, buyers and consumers to view the current collections of designers in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria was sponsored by...

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Hosted by one of Nigeria's best comedians, Basketmouth and with other comedy guns like I go dye, Bovi, Buchi, Julius Agwu, Gandoki, Accapella, Mr. Patrick, Senator, Aje Baba,Osam & many more on board, the Independence edition of Laffs n Jamz comedy show is certainly going to shake the roots of Lagos . Scheduled to hold on Saturday, 29th 0ctober, 2011 at the Ember Creek Ikoyi and with musical performances from eLDee The Don, Overdose, Terry Da Rapman, Idris Abdul Kareem, Kas, Mode 9, Solid Star, 6ft Plus,DJ Jimmy Jatt & others, the show promises to be exciting and...

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Come year 2014, the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) will make half-price tickets available for Brazilians aged 65 and above as well as cheap tickets for fans from the host nation at the World Cup finals. Though Brazilian law states that people aged over 65 are entitled to half-price tickets but FIFA had initially refused to follow the policy, sparking anger in Brazilian political circles, before relenting. In a recent interview, Jerome Valcke, Secretary General, World Football's governing body affirmed that half-price tickets could not be made available to other specific groups, such as blood donors, students or former players. "We must work at ways of making tickets available at preferential prices for all Brazilians who cannot afford to pay large sums". He said. FIFA hopes to reach agreement on the matter before president Sepp Blatter meets Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff next...

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Joke Silva, a Nollywood veteran and Aize Obayan, Covenant University Vice Chancellor are among top women to speak at the second edition of 'The Great Women' post-independence lecture slated for October 29, 2011. The lecture which will be held at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce&Industry (LCCI) Alausa will also honour women from all spheres.Bamidele Ariyo, President, Laurel Size Company, an advocate for. Women leadership and capacity building revealed that to move Nigeria forward, women ought to be allowed to exercise their God-given ability. The aim of the lecture however is to enable guests speakers who are great achievers in their disciplines to motivate and enable their fellow women to excel in their various fields irrespective of the gross misconduct of some men in...

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‘FAMILY ON FIRE’, a star-studded film from OGD PICTURES In conjunction with DJAMEDIA will have its celebrity premiere on friday, 4th November 2011 at The lighthouse, 262 Camberwell road, London.   The film which boasts of seasoned actors like Shola Sobowale, Saidi Balogun, Lanre Hassan, Sola Fosudo, Segun Arinze, Bukky Amos among others promises to be exciting and intriguing.The show which has billed comedian Teju Baby face as host will start its Red Carpet at exactly 6.30pm while movie screening kicks off at 8.30pm prompt.   Top-notch celebrities expected to grace the event are Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Sir Shina Peters, Ramsey Nouah, Teju Babyface, Kate Henshaw – Nuttall, Saheed Balogun, Sola Shobowale, Sola Fosudo, Lanre Hassan (Madam Awero), Funke Akindele (Jenifa), Stella Damasus, Tade Ogidan, Segun Arinze, Kenny St Brown, Bimbo Akintola, Lanre Hassan (Mama Awero), Kunle Afolayan, Bukky Amos, & many...

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Desmond Elliot and Caroline Danjuma will on November 12, 2011 premier a new movie titled ‘In the Cupboard’, a new film. The film whose premier will take place at Café Omar in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York was directed by Desmond Elliot. It features Ini Edo, Biola Segun-Williams, Uti Nwachukwu, Alexx Ekubo, and Lydia Forson amongst others. Prominent guests expected at the premiere include Ini Edo, Desmond Elliot, Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nouah and Monalisa Chinda. Music will be provided by DJ Cooly Boy and the queen of Jamrock Soul, Keisha Martin. In the Cupboard tells the story of the powerful Desouza family. The death of the family patriarch leads to a series of events, which threatens to tear the family apart. In the Cupboard is expected to hit Nigerian cinemas in...

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FORBES' AFRICA's MOST POWERFUL CELEBS: 11 NIGERIANS MAKE THE LISTNigerian celebrities certainly deserve a resounding applause and probably a standing ovation for this beautiful record. 11 out of 40 distinguished Africans from 14 countries having dominated Forbes' African most powerful celebrities'list is quite noteworthy. These are top-notch individuals who have made their mark in their chosen fields and thus earned the respect and admiration of many. Nigeria has the highest number of celebrities on the list, followed by Mali (5), Kenya (4), South Africa (4), Senegal (3), Cote D'voire (2), Ethopia (2), Algeria (2), Benin Republic (1), Somalia (1), Zimbabwe (1), Sudan (1) and Cameroon (1). 8 out of these Nigerians are artistes while the 3 are writers. They occupy position 1st, 6th, 10th, 19th, 32th, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 39th on the list (1) Chinua Achebe- Nigeria (Novelist) (2) Youssou N'Dour-Senegal (Musician) (3) Didier Drogba-Cote D'voire (Footballer) (4)Angelique kidjo-Benin Republic(Musician) (5) Akon-Senegal (Musician) (6) Wole Soyinka-Nigeria (Playwright) (7) Salif keita-Mali (Musician) (8)Yvonne Chakachaka-South Africa (Musician) (9) Oumong Sang-Mali (Musician) (10) Femi Kuti-Nigeria (Musician) (11) Toumani Diabete- Mali (Musician) (12) Oliver Mtukudzi-Zimbabwe (Musician) (13) Haile Gebrselassie- Ethopia (Athlete) (14) Khaled Hadj ibrahim-Algeria (Musician) (15) Samuel Eto'o-Cameroon (Footballer) (16) Alek Wek- Sudan (Supermodel) (17) Liya Kebede- Ethiopia (Supermodel) (18)Dobet Gnahore- Cote D'voire (Musician) (19) Genevieve Nnaji- Nigeria (Actress) (20) Koffi Olomide-Congo (Musician) (21)Neill Blomkamp- South africa (Movie Producer) (22)Souad...

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Get paid to tweet" website, Nairatweets, is set to enable Nigerians pay for digital content online via its recently launched digital store. Fehintolu Olaogun, Co-founder of Nairatweets revealed that the Nairatweets store will give mobile app developers and brands the opportunity to create engaging content for the online community and also offer a platform to monetize the content. Nairatweets users will be able to use their earnings from the site to pay for digital content ranging from music to mobile applications. The store is available on all mobile devices. (Culled from...

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The objective of the Lagos style Week 2011 slated for November 26-27 at the Incubator, Victoria Island is to connect Nigerian designers with today's top fashion buyers as well as worldwide press coverage and clients. There will be a display of 10 design pieces from 5 established & 20 emerging designers and BN exclusively brings  you photos of pieces of some of the emerging...

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Following the woeful performance of the Super Eagles against Guinea on October 8 in Abuja and the consequent elimination of Nigeria from the 2012 Africa Nations Cup billed for Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, John Mikel Obi promises that the young players and the great team that Samson Siasia is putting into shape will restore the nation's lost glory. The Chelsea midfielder who described Samson Siasia as a 'fantastic coach' has pleaded with Nigerians to forgive and forget. "I carefully picked out this time to apologise to Nigerians as I know their anger must have come down, it's sad that we won't be hoisting our flag at the AFCON (2012) and the fans have every right to be angry. But please, it's not the end of the world. We have a young and great team, and of course a fantastic coach. We can still live up to expectations if only we can get another chance." "Let us put the disappointment behind us, and I promise you on behalf of my teammates that we 'll bring the glory back to Nigeria soonest. God bless us all,"He concluded...

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It is no longer news that officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested actor cum comedian Babatunde Omidina, also known as Babasuwe last week wednesday on suspiscions that hard drugs were concealed in his stomach. On a fresh note, an Abuja-based publishing outfit, Image Merchant Promotion is offering the comedian a One million offer if he can give it exclusive right to the detention story. Hajia Sikrat Yushau, Chief Executive of the organization that publishes the Economic Confidential magazine says the gesture is to provide detailed information on the experience and trauma the comedian has been going though since his arrest.  (Culled from...

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Though the exit of the Super Eagles from the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations as a result of the 2-2 draw with Guinea caused lots of pain to Nigerians, the players equally have moved on, they got to their hotel in Abuja and were paid about $150,000 (about N23m) promptly. Their bonus for a win was $10,000 each and $5, 000 for a draw while the head coach Samson Siasia received double of that and his assistants and team doctor got $7,500 each while other support officials got the same amount as the players. A breakdown of the amount paid the players and officials showed that Siasia received $10,000 his three assistants, physio and team doctor got $7,500 each while the 18 players dressed for the match got $5,000 same as about eight other back room staff of the Super Eagles. The Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation technical committee, Chris Green gave reasons why they paid such amount of money to a team that failed to qualify for AFCON, “They asked for it and we gave them since it is what we agreed to pay for drawn games. The situation was such that only the players and officials could say no to the bonus, knowing full well that the draw did not help the country’s quest to be at the Nations Cup. “We shall have to review all...

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Folajogun Adesona (WINNER) Theresa Nwaohu (FIRST RUNNER UP) Bessy Egbonbamwonyi (SECOND RUNNER UP Last weekend was indeed the much-anticipated moment of judgment keen viewers of the Supermom TV reality show had been waiting for as Nollywood actress and Onga seasoning ambassador, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal gloriously drew the curtains of the 13th and final episode, announcing Folajogun Adesona, a 61 year old business woman the winner of the season two of the show and Mrs. Theresa Nwaohu and Bessy Egbonbamwonyi the first and second runner ups. Beamed across African Independent Television (AIT) and  National Television Authority (NTA) networks for 13 consecutive weeks, the show which was  produced under the aegis of the innovative Digital Interactive Media, sponsored by  Procter and Gamble, Promasidor and Dufil foods; makers of Ariel  detergent, Onga seasoning and Indomie noodles had twenty mothers from different walks of life on-board. At the end of the 12th episode, ten mothers were shortlisted and countless votes of viewers led three to victory. Adesona’s story which came few weeks to the end of the show, specifically the 11th episode roused the attention of viewers who poured in appreciable number of votes and subsequently placed her miles ahead of other nine contending mothers. Adesona narrated how she magnanimously took in her late brother-in-law’s four children despite having six to cater for, this she did because the well-being of the orphans topped her...

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Founded on jaw dropping true-life stories, the Supermom show aired consecutively for the past 10 weeks has made a big statement on television. The tear-jerker which is now a choice programme has been a channel of lessons and eye-opening experience to millions of followers. Broadcast at 9pm on the Nigerian Television Authority and African Independent Television stations on Saturdays and Sundays respectively, it boasts of influential sponsors like Procter&Gamble, Promasidor and Dufil foods; makers of Ariel detergent, Onga seasoning and Indomie Noodles. The first episode was devoted to a review of the maiden edition and a recap of promotional activities for the new season. However, to spark off participation from viewers, two interesting sub-segments were introduced. The first, ‘Hug for Mama’ compels viewers to snap a picture of themselves and their mothers in an emotional hug to a designated email address and stand a chance to win N50, 000. On the Celebrity Supermom segment, awesome stories of celebrities whose mothers have been instrumental to their success are shortly narrated. Stories of artistes like Psquare, Wasiu Alabi, Clarence Peters, Taye Taiwo have added glamour to the show. Also, entertainment icons like Joseph Benjamin, Tiwa Savage, Waje, Femi Adeyinka, Halima Abubakar have as a matter of custom been a host on each episode of the show. The stories in episodes two to eleven have been quite enthralling. The storylines though poles...

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