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October One hits the streets, as moviemakers kick

The movie, October One is probably the most talked about movie in recent times. Aside from the fact that it is produced by one of Nigeria’s great moviemakers, it has also been sweeping awards. At the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) held last month, the film took home most of the awards including the big ones like ‘Best Movie’, ... Read More »

Royal Rumble As Abia Politicians, Election Observers Clash in Lagos

Some politicians believed to be supporters of the Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party and members of the civil society groups/2015 election observers clashed in Lagos on Friday following claim and counter-claim that the April 11 governorship poll in the state was fraudulent. The observers, who had called a press conference to relate their observation at the election, ... Read More »

Rogue Nanny Finally Arrested

The current saga of the rogue nanny who kidnapped her client’s children on her first day of work has taken another dramatic turn as the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti reports that the nanny, Mary Akinloye, the 23-year-old nanny has been arrested.  Aderanti made this known during a chat with the Sunrise Daily crew of Channels Television. Also affirming ... Read More »

Court Nullifies Suit Against Obasanjo’s Book

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Justice Valentine Ashi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Apo, has vacated his orders restraining ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo from, among others, publishing, printing or offering for sale, his autobiography: My Watch. The judge, in a ruling on Tuesday, upheld the argument by Obasanjo’s lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN) that the court was misled into granting the orders ... Read More »

Nigeria Unites For Chibok Girls

It was a moving spectacle yesterday in Abuja. Kids in red shirts, holding numbered placards on which the names of the Chibok schoolgirls are boldly written, marching on the Ministry of Education. With them were some of the girls who escaped in the night of horror on April 14, last year when Boko Haram insurgents hussled the over 200 pupils ... Read More »

Jenifa Series Debuts

In 2008, a virtually unknown Funke Akindele grabbed the limelight with a smash hit flick titled Jenifa which went on to earn an Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Nine years forward, after giving Nigerians a good dose of laughter, the award winning flick has once again cracked our ribs as it debuted on screen, this time, ... Read More »

Fayose Remains Governor

The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed Ayodele Fayose as the duly elected governor of Ekiti State in the June 21, 2014 election. ‎In a unanimous decision by the seven-man panel led by Justice John Fabiyi, the apex court upheld the earlier decisions of the Court of Appeal and the Ekiti State Governorship Election Tribunal, which had both earlier ruled that ... Read More »

Chibok Girls Sighted In Gwoza

More than 50 of the girls abducted by Boko Haram last year were seen alive three weeks ago, a woman has told the BBC. She saw the girls in Gwoza town before the Boko Haram militants were driven out of there by regional forces. Boko Haram sparked global outrage when it seized more than 219 girls from Chibok town a year ... Read More »

Ajimobi breaks second term jinx in Oyo

OYO State Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday broke the second term jinx, winning the governorship election. After he was declared the winner at the state Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC’s) headquartres, the ancient capital city, Ibadan, erupted in jubilation as hundreds of men and women, young and old took to the streets in honour of the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate. ... Read More »

Rivers State Elections Fraudulent-Observers

Observers from the African Centre for Leadership, Strategies and Development have said last Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State were bloody and fraudulent. They noted that the results were cooked and, therefore, unacceptable. The observers urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the polls. They also said they were  disappointed about the conduct and ... Read More »