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Paul Simon, wife in court over domestic incident

Grammy Award-winning singer Paul Simon, appeared in a court on Monday with his wife, singer Edie Brickell, after a pushing match at their Connecticut home ended in charges for the pair.Both singers faced a judge in Norwalk Superior Court after their weekend arrest by New Canaan police on disorderly conduct charges stemming from the family dispute.“Neither of us has any ... Read More »

AMAKA IGWE: NOLLYWOOD MOURNS A PIONEER PRACTITIONER AND CREATIVE FORCE

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 1 Cor 15:55 “ Thou know’st ’tis common; all that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity.”- Act 1 Scene 2, Hamlet By William Shakespeare It was so shocking, it was so painful and it struck like a bolt out of the blue. That was how many ... Read More »

10BN PLANE CHARTER PROBE: COURT REFUSES TO STOP MADUEKE PROBE

Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Dezeani Allison-Madueke’s bid to stop the House of Representatives probe into her alleged spending of N10billion on air charter has hit a temporary setback. Though the Minister, through her counsel, Etigwe Uwa had taken an exparte motion to Court seeking an injunction restraining the House of Representatives from directing her or the NNPC from appearing before ... Read More »

Women to stage one million women march for release of Chibok school girls

Women all over the country will on Wednesday staged a one million women march in Abuja to press for the release of secondary school girls kidnapped in Chibok town by suspected insurgents two weeks ago. Prof. Hauwa Abdu Biu disclosed this yesterday during an emergency meeting convened by the first lady of Borno, Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima on the way ... Read More »

PHILLIPS ODUOZA ANNOUNCES BREAK UP OF UBA PLC

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has announced a new operational structure, which will see it deepen its operations in Nigeria and its African subsidiaries. The new structure, according to the Group Managing Director, Phillips Oduoza entails the splitting of its operations into two broad divisions – UBA Nigeria and UBA Africa – and the appointment of CEOs and ... Read More »

CJN, JUSTICE MUKHTAR ACCUSES NIGERIANS OF BEING HIGHLY DISHONEST

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar has a stated that many Nigerians are not honest when it comes to age declaration! She made the comment when the Members of the National Conference Committee on Judiciary paid her a visit and Committee Member, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN wanted to know her opinion on voluntary and compulsory retirement age ... Read More »

WOMAN CUTS OFF TWO FINGERS OF NEIGHBOUR’S 9 YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER

Favour Obasi, whose fingers were cut

What began as a slight disagreement has landed Mrs Mojisola Oguntade (nee Jegede)at the Idimu  Police Station for allegedly using a knife to cut off two fingers of her neighbour’s daughter. We learnt that that Mrs. Oguntade, her neighbour and victim all reside at 14, Gbemi Ogundeyi Street, Off Ejigbo Road, Idimu, Lagos, South West Nigeria.Mojisola, who reportedly separated from her ... Read More »

HOW I HELPED NIGERIA GET WORLD CUP TICKET-JAILED MATCH FIXER CONFESSES

Wilson Raj Perumal, a jailed Singaporean match-fixer has dropped a bombshell! Nigeria, he said, got to the world not by its prowess on the field of play alone, but that he and his crooked friends orchestrated it! Mr. Perumal who made the disclosure in a new book said that apart from Nigeria, he also helped Honduras make it to the ... Read More »

TIWA SAVAGE AND HUSBAND ROUND OFF WEDDING PARTY ON A YACHT

A day after her well-attended wedding, Velvety-voiced singer Tiwa Savage and her husband cum Manager, Tunde Balogun went sailing on a luxury yacht. Though the first-rate wedding attracted many celebrities in the entertainment, this segment of the celebration where everyone pulled their hairs down, relaxed and recharged, was a very private affair. We are told that very few people even ... Read More »

“I Am Glad Mandela Isn’t Alive Today”- Desmond Tutu

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu said in an interview published Sunday that he was glad Nelson Mandela was not alive to witness the current state of South Africa. “I’m glad that Madiba is dead. I’m glad that most of these people are no longer alive to see this,” Tutu told South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper, referring to what he saw as ... Read More »