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Amosun celebrates Tunde Kelani at 70

  Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has rejoiced with renowned cinematographer and photographer, Mr. Tunde Kelani, as he turned 70 years old. Amosun, in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Adedayo Adeneye, described Kelani as an epitome of cinema, who has also used his exemplary skills to promote the rich Yoruba cultural heritage ... Read More »

Buhari Congratulates Kelani at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday joined the media and entertainment industry in congratulating renowned movie producer, Tunde Kelani, on his 70th birthday. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President felicitated all family members, friends, professional colleagues and the fans of the artiste. He noted that Kelani started out as a journalist ... Read More »

Amokachi, Aghahowa floats Lottery Company, BiG Money Entertainement

Former Super Eagles Stars, Daniel Amokachi and Julius Aghahowa have floated a new sports betting and lottery company called Big Money Entertainment. In an interview on Brila FM, the duo revealed that the proceeds from the project will be used to fund a charity called Kick To Fame, which will be a vehicle to discover and mentor young sports stars. ... Read More »

Landmark: Kwara Assembly stops Pension Payments to Former Governors, others

The Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed an amendment bill halting payment of pension to former governors, deputy governors and other officers holding political offices after their tenure in office. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of the report of the House Committee on Establishment and Public Service at the Committee of the Whole House sitting ... Read More »

Bola Shagaya to EFCC “Unfreeze My Account since you have no criminal Case Against Me”

High Society Lady and Businesswoman, Hajia Bola Shagaya has urged a Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos to compel the Economic Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unfreeze her account because the agency has no criminal case against her. In a suit filed before the court. the Oil and Property Magnate is urging the court to set aside the order of the ... Read More »

36 State Chairmen Pass Vote of Confidence on Oyegun

The 36 state chairmen of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed tenure extension for the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun led National Working Committee (NWC). The state party chairmen also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019. A communiqué signed by Chief Henry Ajomale, the Lagos State APC chairman, passed a vote of confidence on President Buhari, the ... Read More »

American Comedian Brings Wong Street Journal to Lagos Theatre Festival

Renowned American performance artist and comedian, Kristina Wong, is visiting Lagos this week to participate in the Lagos Theatre Festival.   The festival runs from  February 27 to March 4. Supported by the United States Consulate General Lagos, Wong will conduct master classes for performing arts students, faculty, and theatrical directors at the University of Lagos, Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts, ... Read More »

Ambode signs N1.046Trillion 2018 Budget into Law

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday signed the 2018 Appropriation Bill of the State into law with a total budget size of N1,046,121,181,680.00. The total budget size comprises of N347, 038, 938, 872.00 to be funded from the Consolidated Revenue Fund, and N699, 082, 242,808.00 from the Development Fund for both capital and recurrent expenditure for the year ... Read More »

Akwa-Ibom State Not Owing Workers Salaries- Information Commissioner

Akwa Ibom State Government has stated that it was prompt in the payment of salaries and emoluments of the over 13,000 workers in the state employ. The clarification comes following insinuation in some quarters that the state government owed some workers, especially teachers in secondary school up to three months arrears of salaries. But the state Commissioner for Information and ... Read More »

Folorunsho Alakija Reveals “How God gave me multi-billion Oil Block”

One of Africa’s richest women, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija has revealed that it was God who made her rich and not through her clout and connections in government. In a series of tweets over the weekend, Alakija stated that she engages in the work of God and philanthropy because of her vow the serve him after the miraculous turnaround in her ... Read More »