Tuesday, November 30

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Messi was ‘sick’ after Barcelona confirmed his exit – Aguero reveals
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Messi was ‘sick’ after Barcelona confirmed his exit – Aguero reveals

Sergio Aguero has revealed that Lionel Messi was “sick” after his departure from Barcelona was confirmed. The ex-Manchester City striker has long been good friends with Messi, with the two being past roommates when playing internationally. Aguero joined Barca with the expectation he would be lining up alongside the 34-year-old. But after a shock emotional exit, Messi ended up at Paris Saint-Germain. Ahead of his debut for Barcelona, Aguero has opened up in an interview about Messi’s private reaction when he discovered his time at the Nou Camp had been cut short. Talking to El Pais, Aguero said: “It was a moment of shock. He was very sick. When I found out I couldn’t believe it. “That Saturday I went to see him at his house. And, because of my personality, since I didn’t...
We Cannot get you Out of Prison – British authorities Dash Nnamdi Kanu’s Hope
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We Cannot get you Out of Prison – British authorities Dash Nnamdi Kanu’s Hope

The British authorities has dashed hope of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) regaining freedom. Kingsley Kanu, the IPOB leader’s sibling who had revealed that he was arrested in Kenya had appealed to British authorities to ensure his brother's release. Kingsley said; “The British High Commission in Nigeria must insist upon my brother’s immediate release. They must guarantee his safety and security. Nnamdi Kanu must be returned home to the UK to his wife and his sons who live here. The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, must make clear to the Nigerian authorities that they will not tolerate the unlawful detention of British citizens and that the UK Government condemns the Nigerians and Kenyans for undermining the rule of law." However a manual titled ‘S...
President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan bags Masters degree from Royal College of Art, UK
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President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan bags Masters degree from Royal College of Art, UK

Hanan Buhari, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, bagged  a Masters degree in Fine Art Photography from the Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom, on Tuesday, June 29. The convocation ceremonies which is ongoing in the Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, will see degrees conferred on nearly 1,200 graduands from the class of 2021. Alongside Graduate Diploma, MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD graduands, honorary degrees will be awarded to individuals in recognition of their significant contribution to arts, culture and industry, both internationally and in the UK. Hanan, who got married to Muhammad Turad Sha'aban, last year, graduated with first class honours from a UK university in 2019.  
Police Fired Teargas on Some Unruly June 12 Protesters – Police Spokesperson, Frank Mba
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Police Fired Teargas on Some Unruly June 12 Protesters – Police Spokesperson, Frank Mba

Police Spokesperson, Frank Mba has defended the use of tear gas on some June 12 protesters in Abuja. While a Channels Television correspondent who covered the protest in Abuja insisted that he did not observe any sign of violence from the protesters before the police disrupted their parade, Mba in an interview on same news platform said the use of teargas was an isolated case in Abuja where protesters turned violent. He also said that no Nigerian either in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano or anywhere is currently in detention as a result of the isolated incident. The police spokesperson said;   “We had an isolated case in Abuja where some of the protesters became unruly and in line with international best practices, police fired teargas at them. “And that is an ...
Sexual Assault Lawsuit against Actor Kevin Spacey Dismissed as Male Accuser Refuses to Reveal his Identity
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Sexual Assault Lawsuit against Actor Kevin Spacey Dismissed as Male Accuser Refuses to Reveal his Identity

The sexual assault civil lawsuit against Hollywood actor, Kevin Spacey is set to be dismissed after the accuser refused to identify himself. The civil lawsuit against the House of Cards star alleges he sexually assaulted a teenager in the 1980s. A federal judge ruled last week that the man -- identified in court documents as C.D. -- who alleged Spacey sexually assaulted him when he was 14 must reveal his identity publicly. According to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, the public has a legitimate interest in knowing the identity of the man, noting in this case "that interest is magnified because C.D. has made his allegations against a public figure." But Attorneys for the accuser have now filed a letter in a New York court informing the judge of the decision not to reveal his identity...
Nigerians have refused to be liberated when it comes to fashion and depicting themes – Toyin Lawani defends herself after being called out over raunchy nun outfit
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Nigerians have refused to be liberated when it comes to fashion and depicting themes – Toyin Lawani defends herself after being called out over raunchy nun outfit

Celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawani has defended herself after being called out over the raunchy nun photos she shared earlier. In an Instagram post she shared, Lawani averred that Nigerians have refused to be liberated when it comes to fashion and depicting themes. The stylist who insisted that costumes having the crucifix doesn’t mean it is a sign of disrespect, alleged that Nigerians would have loved her costume if it was worn by international celebrities. Lawani wrote; This message is to tell you all That you no get sense, not an explanation Honestly Nigerians have refused to be liberated when it comes to fashion and depicting themes , when will you get it into your empty skulls that costumes can carry crucifix and doesn’t mean its a sign of disrespect, people dress like sex...
#BBNaija Just Broke Record Internationally On Showmax
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#BBNaija Just Broke Record Internationally On Showmax

The Popular Reality show, BBNaija has become the most watched reality live stream on Showmax. Which is now making it popular show on Showmax.The Livestream television Serivce, Showmax made this known in their statement in Lagos on Friday,August 14th 2020.As said by then,The television service has drawn viewers and audience in Nigeria And Other countries across the whole continent.Showmax also proceeded in their sayings that the part in BBNaija that draws in audience are the eviction days. Part of what was exposed by the press..."The Big Brother Naija Lockdown which started 19th Of July 2020 has also already broken a big record on the live streaming TV as the most watched Reality Show ever being watched on Showmax.The traffic being produced per hours,It's hard for another live strea...
IPOB Spending 85,000 Pounds Monthly To Discredit Nigeria Internationally – Presidency
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IPOB Spending 85,000 Pounds Monthly To Discredit Nigeria Internationally – Presidency

The presidency has released the statement below accusing an outlawed separtist group of working to discredit the Nigerian government internationally, particularly in the U.S. and Europe. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wants an independent country of Biafra, made up of the Igbo-speaking part of Nigeria, largely in the South-eastern part of the country. The group was outlawed in Nigeria after the federal government accused it of terrorism, although most of its programmes and protests have been largely peaceful. The government has also clamped down violently on IPOB members with some of the attacks condemned by rights groups including Amnesty International. The leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, is currently on exile abroad after he jumped bail from his trial for treaso...
“We Should Thank Burnaboy for Putting Respect on our Name Internationally-Uti
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“We Should Thank Burnaboy for Putting Respect on our Name Internationally-Uti

Uti Nwachukwu has written in defence of Burnaboy after the Grammy nominee was called out for saying no one asides his family and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti paved the way for him. Reacting to the backlash Burnaboy received for his statement, Uti tweeted a day ago asking Nigerians to put respect on Burna's name. He added that Nigerians should thank Burnaboy for putting respect on Nigeria's name internationally. The Big Brother Africa star took to Instagram yesterday to reiterate this. He wrote on Instagram: If Burna says he is the Greatest, ask yourself why you are offended for his positive declaration if you’re not a Witch!!! • If he says nobody paved The way for him apart from Fela, why would you even question or fault that statement?!! Are you in the entertainment industry ??? ...
Reno Omokri, Femi Fani-Kayode and Other Nigerians React as Lai Mohammed Says he’s not Aware of Social Media Bill in International Interview
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Reno Omokri, Femi Fani-Kayode and Other Nigerians React as Lai Mohammed Says he’s not Aware of Social Media Bill in International Interview

Reno Omokri, Femi Fani-Kayode and other Nigerians have reacted to an interview in which Nigeria's Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed said he's not aware of the 'Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill' which is now known as the "Social Media Bill". In the interview in London, DW's Tim Sebastian pointed out that the bill has some draconian provisions in which journalists can be imprisoned for publishing content. In his defence when asked if he is against the bill or not, Lai Mohammed asked Tim who the author of the bill is. He added that he is not aware of the bill Tim Sebastian who wondered why a Minister of Information will not know if such bill exists, fired back by stating that the bill is causing an outcry internationally. Lai Mohammed however vehemently s...
Police Arrest 7 People as they Burst Massive £215m Money Laundering Ring
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Police Arrest 7 People as they Burst Massive £215m Money Laundering Ring

Seven people have been arrested following a major police raid against money laundering in Northern Ireland. The suspects, six men, and one woman were detained after 15 searches at locations across Northern Ireland on Monday and Tuesday this week. Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Detective Chief Inspector, Ian Wilson said those targeted include individuals suspected of high-end money laundering through bank accounts in the UK and internationally. He added that : 'Six men aged 33, 37, 39, 40, 50 and 67 and a 32-year-old woman were arrested during the two-day operation.' 'During our extensive investigation, we identified that a significant volume of suspected criminal cash was being laundered out of the country through a number of shell companies and bank accounts held he...
Chelsea’s Transfer Ban Appeal Confirmed by CAS
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Chelsea’s Transfer Ban Appeal Confirmed by CAS

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed that Chelsea have appealed their two-window transfer ban. FIFA imposed the ban on the Premier League club after they were found to have broken rules regarding the registering of young players. Chelsea originally appealed to FIFA to have the ban overturned, but world football’s governing body rejected their appeal in terms of them being able to register senior players. The Blues have now turned to CAS, who could overturn the ban or delay it while they gather all the evidence required. In a statement released on Friday, CAS said: “The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered an appeal filed by Chelsea Football Club Ltd (CFC) against the Fédération Internationale de Football...
My Boobs Are My Selling Point – Actress Josephine Nwaghanata
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My Boobs Are My Selling Point – Actress Josephine Nwaghanata

Up and coming Nollywood actress, Josephine Nwaghanata, who is rated over her ability to interpret roles without stress, has said her boobs are her selling point. In an interview with pearlsnews.com, actress Josephine opened up on how she ventured into acting: ”It started when I was little, I would watch some movies and just get angry at how an actor interpreted his/her role and then I would say to myself when I get older I would do better. Then i joined the drama department of my church. For two years, I was made to watch, learn and observe before I finally started acting. It felt like a dream come through and since then I’ve been acting both on stage and on screen”. The curvy actress also revealed the part of her body that get most people endeared to her. According to her, he...
Shake Body: Skales’ Song Featured in American Web Series, Step Up
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Shake Body: Skales’ Song Featured in American Web Series, Step Up

Nigerian pop singer and rapper Skales’s song Shake Body, which was released in 2014, has been featured in the American web series Step Up. The song laced with an upbeat and groovy tempo was featured in Season 2 Episode 8 of the series. The Step Up: High Water web series which premiered on YouTube Premium is based on one of the most watched dance movie franchises of all time Step Up. It blends mediums of energetic dancing with genuinely compelling and dramatic storytelling, casting characters like Ne-Yo, Naya Rivera, Faizon Love, etc. Skales’ music has proven to be a formidable sound to reckon with in the dance music industry both locally and internationally.
Only Immature Boys See Me As Ugly – Wiyaala
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Only Immature Boys See Me As Ugly – Wiyaala

Ghanaian singer Wiyaala has said that only immature men will say she is not beautiful. According to the singer, she is so beautiful and that’s why her husband fell flat when he saw her. Wiyaala said this when she appeared on the Delay Show. She noted that growing up, most of the men that came into contact with her described her as been rigid but to her, those are boys and not men. She noted that men appreciate her beauty and therefore her confidence will never dwindle. Wiyaala is one of Ghana’s biggest acts in the music industry making the country proud internationally.
President Buhari Deeply Disappointed By INEC, Flies Back To Abuja After Election Postponement
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President Buhari Deeply Disappointed By INEC, Flies Back To Abuja After Election Postponement

President INEC has regretted the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Recall that INEC had announced the postponement a few hours before the election this morning, upsetting the plans of many Nigerians. The President lamented that, despite giving all the necessary support to INEC, the exercise was postponed just hours to voting and after Nigerians had taken the pains to travel to vote. “I am deeply disappointed that despite the long notice given and our preparations both locally and internationally, the Independent National Electoral Commission postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections within hours of its commencement,” Buhari said in a statement he signed...
2019 Election Postponement: President Buhari Speaks
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2019 Election Postponement: President Buhari Speaks

President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken on the 2019 election postponement, which was announced earlier today. Nigerians across the country had been anticipating the kick off of the 2019 presidential election, which was scheduled to hold today, before it was postponed to 23rd February 2019. STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT BUHARI ON THE POSTPONEMENT OF GENERAL ELECTIONS BY INEC I am deeply disappointed that despite the long notice given and our preparations both locally and internationally, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the Presidential and National Assembly elections within hours of its commencement. Many Nigerians have traveled to various locations to exercise their right to vote, and international observers are gathered. ...
How to Become a YouTube Star
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How to Become a YouTube Star

Today, YouTube has more than a billion users — accounting for almost one-third of all people on the internet. And every day people watch hundreds of millions of hours of video on YouTube, generating billions of views. Among the site’s billion users, there is also a new generation of stars, with legions of fans, whose primary platform is YouTube. These include Nigerian YouTube stars, making it big online – at home and internationally. How did they do it? 1. Have you noticed a pattern to what makes a video/channel popular? Popular videos tend to have a lot of personality and something unique about them. The YouTube community is very active and will rate, comment on and share interesting videos. People often create video responses to other popular videos – these tributes can get as many ...
I Blew Before Wizkid – Danny Young Berates OAP For Wrong Information
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I Blew Before Wizkid – Danny Young Berates OAP For Wrong Information

Nigerian singer Danny Young may not really be done with other artistes that are being rated above him. He is claiming he blew before Wizkid and so the Star Boy should not be considered as the pioneer of Teenage-Stars in Nigeria. If you recollect, a UK-based OAP Adesope had earlier stated that Wizkid paved the way for other Nigerian young artistes as Davido, Burna Boy and so on. But in his reaction, Danny Young is blaming the OAP for trying to re-write history. He wrote: We made this song in 2006, it was one of d biggest songs in Africa. I was just 16. The youngest kid Artiste/Producer at Dat time. Parents flogged music talents off their kids, but it changed afterwards. There was no social media so we had to travel everywhere we wanted our songs to be aired. Channel O was t...
Obi: I Still Want to Win More Trophies
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Obi: I Still Want to Win More Trophies

Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi has said that he is still hungry to win more trophies after a distinguished time at Chelsea.                                                                                          Mikel Obi  Mikel, who has won all trophies and medal available at club level with Chelsea locally and internationally, believed he can contribute his quota to Middlesbrough’s promotion ambition.  “I’ve achieved a lot in my career and I’ve been very, very fortunate, but I am still hungry and ambitious to achieve more,” he said. “I always want to win more.  I want to make sure I can help this team get promoted and then we will go from there.  “I will give everything. I will give my all to this team and this club and to the fans to make sure that come the end o...
Popular Associate Press photographer, Mohamed Ben Khalifa killed while covering militia clashes in Libya
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Popular Associate Press photographer, Mohamed Ben Khalifa killed while covering militia clashes in Libya

Popular photographer, Mohamed Ben Khalifa who worked for Associated Press news agency was killed on Saturday Jan 19th south of Libya’s capital Tripoli where he was covering militia clashes.   Khalifa was killed by shellfire that hit the positions of a Tripoli militia that he was accompanying, security sources said. A photographer and cameraman for AP since 2014, 35-year-old Khalifa was married and father to a six-month-old baby.   The clashes have since Wednesday pitched militias from the capital against the Seventh Brigade, an armed group from Tarhuna in western Libya. The country's health ministry said on Friday night that the violence had killed at least 13 and wounded 52 people. The latest fighting follows clashes in and around Tripoli that killed at least 117 peo...
Wande Coal Crowns the Year in Style with ‘King Coal Concert’
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Wande Coal Crowns the Year in Style with ‘King Coal Concert’

Nigeria’s king of vocals, Wande Coal thrilled fans to an extraordinary night of vocals, as the King Coal Concert made a historic debut in Lagos this weekend. The concert organized by BlueNote Entertainment was a highly entertaining fusion of live music, dance, and comedy, with Wande serenading a fully packed Eko Hotel with hits from his heavily stacked discography. The show which was co-hosted by Bovi, took guests on a musical journey with Wande performing songs from his debut album Mushin to Mohits and his sophomore album, Wanted. The concert also featured surprise guest performances from some of the biggest industry artists including Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Falz, Phyno, Dammy Krane, Ycee, Teni the entertainer and L.A.X. The King Coal Concert was more than just a concert, it was...
Aquaman Set To Be DC’s Highest-Earning DC Film Since The Dark Knight
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Aquaman Set To Be DC’s Highest-Earning DC Film Since The Dark Knight

Aquaman is set to be the highest-earning DC film since The Dark Knight. It has been tipped to topple the £120m made in the Batman film’s opening weekend. The Batman epic has gone on to make more than £782m internationally – which DC will be hoping to surpass with their latest Justice League spin off film. The star of the film is native Hawaiian brute Jason Mamoa, who before joining the DCEU was best known for his role as Khal Drogo in ‘Game of Thrones’. In an recent interview on This Morning, Mamoa revealed he was first cast for the Aquaman role in 2013, having to keep it quiet for two years before the official announcement. As well as having a huge fan base already – and being a genuinely nice bloke off screen – Momoa’s emergence could also be an unexpected be a landmark f...
Buhari’s government worsened corruption, chased off investors – Jonathan
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Buhari’s government worsened corruption, chased off investors – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, not only worsened the level of corruption in Nigeria but also chased away investors by de-marketing Nigeria abroad. According to the Punch, Jonathan added that rather than take Nigeria to the next level, the Buhari administration decided to engage in media trials which also worsened the corruption perception of Nigeria thereby leading to Nigeria’s slip in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index. The former President said this in his recently published book titled, ‘My Transition Hours’. He said: “The sundry accusations by the new administration will appear to have baited the media. Media trials are entertaining but have little or no effect in fighting corruption an...
I’m A Mature Comedian; I Can’t Do Social Media Skits – Mr Latin
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I’m A Mature Comedian; I Can’t Do Social Media Skits – Mr Latin

Mr Latin believes he is too old for online skirts which has dominated the entire social media space in recent times.   Mr Latin Comic actor and filmmaker, Bolaji Amusan aka Mr Latin, has said he has never thought of going into making social media skits because he is a mature comedian. The veteran emphasised that the reason for his decision is due to the fact that there are some things he has left for the younger generation and online skits is one of them. “I have never thought of delving into Instagram skits because I am a mature comedian and I have been in the industry for many years. This is the time to give room to the younger comedians to explore their talent.   “I will advise upcoming comic actors to stay true to themselves and be original; they should not try to im...
“Internationally, Nigeria Is Now Respected”- President Muhammadu Buhari Says
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“Internationally, Nigeria Is Now Respected”- President Muhammadu Buhari Says

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria is now respected in the international community and this is evident in his interaction with foreign leaders. President Buhari made this known via his official Instagram account. He wrote: Internationally, Nigeria is now respected. My inter-action with foreign heads of state and government has been very encouraging. The international community is very supportive of our efforts to put our country in order
Boxing In Nigeria Needs More Promoters- Ladipo
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Boxing In Nigeria Needs More Promoters- Ladipo

Rafiu Ladipo, the President of Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), on Thursday in Lagos said more promoters were needed to contribute to the boxing sport’s development in Nigeria. Ladipo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) he was however pleased with latest developments in boxing as the sport was gradually getting the attention it deserves. Ladipo said the upcoming boxing reality show, “Rumble in the Box’’, was an example of latest positive developments in the sport in Nigeria. “It is good. `Rumble in the Box’ which is set to come up in January will put boxing in Nigeria on another level. “I must commend the person who brought up the idea, Mansa Musa Promotions, for the initiative to develop the youths through their hard-earned funds. “This is what we want for boxing as...
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2019: Ex NYCN President Garba Joins House Of Reps Race

Comrade Murtala Garba, the immediate past President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN,) has joined the race for the House of Representatives seat for Tatun Donga, Ussa and Yangtu Federal Constituency in Taraba State. Garba spoke with newsmen shortly after purchasing the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms at the All Progressives Congress(APC)’s Secretariat in Abuja. He said that, as a matter of priority, he would sensitise youths in his constituency on the importance of self-reliance, peace and unity. “`We have lost some youths and brothers to crisis and it cannot be allowed to continue; peace is paramount. “We will industrialise the constituency and encourage our youths to go into agriculture, farming; fishing, education, entrepreneurship –that is our first line...
British Man Attracted By Cossy Orjiakor’s Role In “Pure Honey”
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British Man Attracted By Cossy Orjiakor’s Role In “Pure Honey”

Busty actress, Cossy Ojiakor has a British admirer who fell for her and has plans of coming to visit Nigeria this 2017 just cause of her. Cossy recently landed herself a role in a Nollywood movie titled ‘Pure Honey’ where she was maid to a middle class family. Somehow, Cossy Orjiakor was the most interesting character in that movie. According to Ian Peter the British man who reached out to Cossy, Pure Honey was his first Nigerian movie and he was captivated by Cossy’s role. In no time, Mr. Ian traced Cossy to twitter where he got her email address and sent her a mail. “I hope to be able to visit Nigeria soon” he wrote to Cossy. Does this mean that Cossy’s talent has made a way for her internationally? The actress is excited about this new experience and can’t stop talking about it...
“Davido’s Manhood Is Big, Both Length And Width” – Kenyan Socialite
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“Davido’s Manhood Is Big, Both Length And Width” – Kenyan Socialite

Nigerian music star Davido was in Kenya for a musical performance at the 2013 Boombaataa Festival which was billed as the “biggest concert of the year” and also featured Nigerian music star Ice Prince. Prior to his arrival, a popular vixen/model named Staicey Brianar Brown aka Pendo had made it clear that she intended to “meet” Davido upon his arrival to Kenya. According to media reports from Standard Media Kenya, Davido told media upon his arrival in Kenya, “Who the hell is Pendo…I don’t give a damn who she is. I am not interested,”. The publication goes on to say that “(Pendo) the socialite was among the groupies who crashed into the press conference.” Since the concert, the vixen/model/socialite has given various interviews claiming that she had an intimate encounter with Davido. Pen...
“Nigeria’s Recession Will Begin To End ‘Slowly’ But ‘Painfully’ In July 2017”
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“Nigeria’s Recession Will Begin To End ‘Slowly’ But ‘Painfully’ In July 2017”

A leading economist and financial derivatives analyst, Bismarck Rewane, has predicted that Nigeria will start to experience a ‘slow’ but ‘painful’ recovery process from the current economic recession rocking the nation in July 2017. He disclosed this while addressing the media on the state of Nigeria’s economy. Rewane noted that the government’s quest to increase the sources of revenue, increase the tax net, block leakages, and emphasize spending on capital projects will have a multiplier effect and have a trigger point on the growth the economy, which is a surefire approach to take any country out of recession. He said that the results from those various interventions the federal government has put in place to exit the nation out of recession will become ‘visible’ as from the thi...

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