Friday, 4 March 2016

MTN celebrates UNILAG all-time best graduating student, Daniel Dada

Waoo…if this is anything to go by, then hard work forever pays.

UNILAG all-time best graduation student, Daniel Dada has been in the lips on everyone lately over his exploit while in school. He graduated with a 5.0 CGPA, which is so surprising.

In an interview earlier, he revealed that about 5 good firms are after him for employment and he is still thinking on which one to choose.

However, It seems MTN has something to offer him as the organisation shared this picture on twitter.

Former Delta Gov, James Ibori To Complete His Prison Term in Nigeria

Former Governor of Delta state, James Ibori, who has six more months to serve in a London prison, may possibly complete his sentence in Nigeria.
Ibori was in 2012, sentenced to thirteen years in jail by a London Judge for stealing at least $250 million of public funds within the period he served as governor of the wealthy Delta state.
During his sentencing in April 2012, Justice Nicholas Pitts had considered the fact that since the prison calender is different from the normal calender, Ibori was to spend half of the jail term which is six and half years.
Pitts had also deducted the 645 days Ibori spent in detention facilities both in Dubai and UK- which resulted in the four and half years jail sentence handed to him.
He is expected to be among the Nigerians in United Kingdom prisons, whom would be repatriated to complete their jail term in Nigeria.
The Nation reports that this disclosure was made by a senior official of the federal government.
The development is as a result of a recently signed agreement between the federal government and the UK government.
The British government was also reported to have pledged to give Nigeria one million pounds to aid in the comprehensive reformation of Nigerian prisons to ease the stress of the inmates.
Jeremy Wright, the United Kingdom Minister of Justice, reportedly revealed this on Wednesday, when he led the UK team to visit the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd).
The sole purpose of the meeting was to finalise the process of a mutual exchange of prisoners between Nigeria and the UK.
During the meeting, Wright informed the minister there is need for the state of prisons in Nigeria to be improved and be made humane and more accommodating.

Toyin Aimakhu Comes Out Publicly To End Affair With Estrange Lover, Seun Egbegbe

Last month for sultry Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu, can be considered as one that was filled with so much uproar concerning her controversial relationship with Seun Egbegbe.

Social media users were privy to details about her relationship with Egbegbe but after the internet became flooded with the news of her being “kidnapped” her from a movie location recently by the said lover, things began to get out of hands with different comments trodding her timeline.

Toyin Aimakhu not long ago took to her Instagram page to pen down a disclaimer about the dissolvent of her affair with Seun Egbegbe.

She has formally announced that her affair with film producer, Seun Egbegbe is over.

See her post below.
DISCLAIMER: Without going into details of why I went into an affair with Mr Seun Egbegbe, I am very much aware a lot look up to me as a role model and considering this salient fact, a detour at this point is very necessary. However, against the backdrop of my moral responsibilities to my fans and the general public, I wish to state unequivocally that henceforth, I dissociate myself from Mr Seun Egbegbe. I will implore all and sundry to please avoid connecting me with Mr Seun Egbegbe or whatever he represents from now on. I humbly request and would appreciate if I am allowed time to recuperate. Once again, I apologize for all the negativity that emanated from the whole drama in recent times, trust me on this I am sincerely sorry. My attention and energy are now focused on re-uniting with my work, friends, families and fans. I thank my ever loyal and steadfast fans. You all are my strong pillar of support .God bless me and you all.He is the greatest pillar in times of tribulations.. You will always be part of me. Miss Toyin Aimakhu.

Glo Denies Terminating P-Square Endorsement Deal Over Family Feud

Nigerian multinational telecommunications giant, Globacom, has come out to clear the air and also to correct media reports that it had terminated its brand endorsement deal with music duo, Peter and Paul Okoye, widely known as PSquare.

The telecoms company confirmed this in a statement which was released in Lagos on Thursday 3rd of March.

According to the statement, “We have not disengaged PSquare or any of our other ambassadors. We are currently in the process of reviewing our contracts with the brand ambassadors.”

The network further stated that PSquare had since 2010 when they were first signed on been among the company’s most valued ambassadors and that it had been a mutually rewarding relationship between the two parties.

Globacom affirmed saying, “We are proud of the role Globacom has played in the rapid upward trajectory of the musical career of these incredibly talented twin brothers.”

The company statement concluded stating: “Globacom has also played a similar role in the exposure and economic empowerment of all the Nigerian entertainers, and others from neighbouring countries, who worked with us as brand ambassadors.
Globacom holds its brand ambassadors in the highest esteem and has a dignified procedure of managing its relationships with its brand ambassadors. Whenever brand ambassadors are to be engaged or disengaged, we usually follow the due process and dignify them by holding constructive discussions with them.”

Like Father Like Son! 2face Idibia’s Son, Nino goes into music

When you are the first son of one of Africa’s ace and legendary musicians, it’s only natural that music should flow in your veins.
This is the case with Nino Idibia, the first son of 2face Idibia.

Little Nino is honing his skills as a Saxophonist and according to his mum, he’ll be the opening act at this year’s Inspiring Change Convention, on March 5, 2016 in Lagos.

His proud mum, Adesunmbo Adeoye wrote on Facebook: ‘And the opening act for this year’s INSPIRING CHANGE CONFERENCE 2016 is the world famous Super duper performer, kid Saxophonist with a unique Grace#NinoFabulous #ProudlyNigerian. Door opens at 2pm. ADMISSION IS FREE. I’m Super grateful to be blessed with Nino’.

Nice one!

OBJ At 79: ‘Many generations will remain grateful to Obasanjo’ – Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will be 79 years old on Saturday, March 5, 2016, and congratulatory messages obviously have started pouring in.

One of such is from incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, who said that Obasanjo “has contributed immensely to the institutionalization of democracy in Nigeria and Africa through his personal sacrifice, extensive local and international networks, and God-given wisdom.”

Buhari stated that many generations would be grateful to the former president for the work he has done with several countries and governments of African nations.
A statement was released to this effect on Friday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who said: “President Buhari believes that Chief Obasanjo’s place in global history is assured for successfully handing over power to a civilian government in 1979 after serving as a military Head of State, and returning to power in 1999 through elections to stabilize the polity, during which he most remarkably negotiated a debt relief for Nigeria.”
“The President warmly commends Chief Obasanjo’s vision and commitment to the growth of Nigeria and Africa, which translated into a historical growth rate of 6 percent for the Nigerian economy after a long period of slow growth, and also created a rippling effect that buoyed other African economies.”
“As he turns 79, the President avers that the former president’s regular shuttles across Nigeria and Africa to counsel on economic, social and political issues, and his willingness to head election monitoring teams that have heralded smooth transitions in many countries are legacies which generations will remain grateful.”
“President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will grant the Balogun of the Owu lineage, who is also the Ekerin Balogun of the Egba clan, long life and strength to continue his service to humanity.”