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    Gospel Artiste, Tim Godfrey And Wife Celebrates First Wedding Anniversary

    2 months ago in Naija Celebrity Gossips

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    Popular Nigerian gospel artiste, Tim Godfrey and his wife, Erica are celebrating one year of marital bliss today, April 24th-2023.

    In celebration of their special day, the couple took to their respective Instagram page to pen a heartfelt note to each other.

    Sharing their loved-up photos, Erica professed her undying love for her man. The proud wife and mother stated that she is sincerely looking forward to many more years and memories with him.

    In her words;

    “Today marks 1 year since we became husband and wife, and I can say with no hesitations that it has been 1 of the best years of my life!!! Everyday we grow in experience, wisdom and love and I’m sincerely looking forward to many more years and memories with you 🤍 I LOVE YOU MY BABY!!! 😘😘😘♥️♥️♥️🎉🎉🎉”

    On the other hand, Tim Godfrey described his wife as ‘Anambra Princess’ and ‘Still Waters’ .The singer appreciated her for being everything and more. He wrote;

    “Happy Anniversary to my Anambra Princess .. My Still Waters 👑 Thank you for being everything and more. Cheers to another 100 years. Everyone help me celebrate my beautiful wife”

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    Pretty Lawyer Kills Husband After He Discovers Their Houseboy Is Her Biological Son

    2 months ago in Scene

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    The police has arraigned a 36-year-old lawyer, Abasiesebanga Ikoiwak, and five others for allegedly killing her 41-year-old husband, Barrister Godwin Ikoiwak.
    According to information gathered, Ikoiwak, who was a native of Eket Local Government Area, had reportedly died a few days after the deceased told his friend and former classmate, Barrister Sunny Anyanwu in a phone conversation that he was having issues with his wife over infidelity.
    Narrating how the deceased died before an Uyo High Court, Anyanwu said that the deceased hinted him that he reported the matter to his wife’s family who invited him to a meeting in their family compound in Nung Udoe Itak, Ikono Local Government Area, but did not return home alive.
    Anyanwu who is the 7th prosecution witness in the matter, also said that the late Barrister told him that his wife was having s3xual relationship with her former boss, a legal practitioner, Barrister, C.I. Odoh.
    He said the deceased husband told him that his wife had stayed with a Catholic priest, Rev. Father Maurice Mbeke as a house help and the catholic priest impregnated her and they had a child who is now 19 years old named after her maternal grandfather.
    According to the prosecution witness, the late Barrister did not know that the boy who has been living with him in his house for years, was his wife’s son, because the wife had told him that the child was her younger brother.
    He said, the deceased told him that each time his wife said she was pregnant, he does not set his eyes on her, until after the delivery of the baby, when she will present it to him and say this is your child.
    The prosecution team led by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Akwa Ibom State, Barr. Joseph Umoren tendered the audio recordings which was played in the open court.
    Until his death, Barrister Ikoiwak was a state counsel with the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Justice.

    Tiwa Savage Is My Blood Relation – Singer And Actor, Rotimi Reveals

    2 months ago in Naija Celebrity Gossips

     6,815 total views,  1 views today

    Nigerian-American singer and actor, Olurotimi Akinosho aka Rotimi, has made a shocking revelation.
    The ‘Power’ star on Thursday, 20th-August-2023 revealed that he is related to Afrobeats star, Tiwa Savage.
    According to Rotimi, Savage is his cousin.
    He made the revelation in a video shared on his Instagram page on Thursday, 20th-August-2023.
    He explained that he has been hiding the information for some time but was happy to finally disclose it.
    He captioned the video, “We’ve been holding this secret for so long !!! So happy to share the vibes with everyone!”
    Tiwa Savage was in the video, and confirmed that Rotimi is her cousin.
    “Listen, I got a surprise mehn. Y’all never guess who my actual blood cousin is. You’ve got to paint this beautiful queen right now,” Rotimi said, pointing to Tiwa Savage.
    Tiwa Savage replied, “This is Tiwa, aka African Bad gyal, aka Mama Jamjam, aka Rotimi’s real cousin.”
    The singers also confirmed that they have a collaborative song dropping soon.

    Pastor Divorces Wife After Herbalist Died On Top Of Her During S*x Romp In Ekiti Hotel

    2 months ago in Breaking

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    The marriage between Pastor Joshua Ajagunigbala and his wife, Rita Ajagunigbala has been dissolved.
    The 22-year marriage collapsed in Ekiti State after a herbalist died on top of the pastor’s wife during s*x romp in a hotel.
    Accordng to P.M.EXPRESS, Pastor Joshua stated that his marriage was dissolved at the Ekiti State Customary Court after he filed a divorce suit seeking for the dissolution of the marriage with Rita on the grounds of adultery.
    The petitioner, Pastor Ajagunigbala, during the hearing prayed the Court to dissolve the union on the ground of adultery and the custody of his children be given to him.
    In evidence, he told the Court that he had not paid the dowry of the respondent and they had lived together for more than 22 years and had children.
    He also informed the Court that it was the third time he had taken her to Court on the ground of adultery, stating that the respondent in 2017 started having an illicit affair with a herbalist called Ifidayomi a.k.a Ejiogbe, who is now late.
    He narrated that the Herbalist died on top of the respondent while having s3xual intercourse in a hotel at Ikere-Ekiti on 2nd January, 2023, which led to a commotion and made thugs to destroy his house and his church at Ikere.
    He lamented that her action led to his suspension by his Church authority and because of this, he is no longer interested in the union and pleaded with the Court to dissolve the union and give him custody of his children.
    Mrs. Ajagunigbala, in response, admitted having s*xual relationship with the late herbalist. She stated that her relationship with the Herbalist was because of lack of care from the petitioner. She said that she had been the one responsible for the feeding of the children and their school fees. She claimed that she had incurred so much debt, which the late Ejiogbe helped her to offset.
    During the hearing, the Court noted that their marriage was illegal because payment of dowry was not involved in the union as such there was no marriage to dissolve.
    The President of the Court, Mr. Joseph Oyedele, while declaring judgment on the matter, held that there was no legal customary marriage between the two of them, adding that they are free to go their separate ways.
    He said, “Having gone through all the oral evidence presented before this Court, it was discovered that there was no legal customary marriage between parties herein and there is no marriage available between parties to dissolve”.
    “The Court hereby order that the parties are now free to go on their own without disturbing the peace of each other.”
    The Court ordered, the petitioner, Mr. Ajagunigbala, to take full responsibility of the welfare and education of the last two children the union produced because they are still minors.
    “On the issue of the custody of the children, the Court can only order on the last two children of the marriage because they are yet to reach the age of majority. The first two children are free to decide under whose care they can live between the two parties because they are no longer minors.”
    “However, the Court order that the last two children of the association (Olarewaju and Victoria Ajagunigbala) are to be with the petitioner and the petitioner is to be responsible for their welfare and education.”

    Thank You For Tolerating Me – Buhari Begs Nigerians For Forgiveness

    2 months ago in Federal News

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    President Muhammadu Buhari has on Friday 21st-April-2023 thanked Nigerians for tolorating him during his eight years in power.

    The president expressed his gratitude on Friday, when residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, paid him Sallah homage.

    Buhari begged those who were hurt while he was carrying out his constitutional duties to forgive him.

    The nation’s leader stated that he considers himself lucky in the achievements he has made in his political career.

    He said: “Thank you for tolerating me. I consider myself lucky to have been a governor, minister, head of state and now President for two terms.”

    He commended residents of the FCT for being tolerant hosts, but stated that he has decided to stay as far away as possible from Abuja after handing over.

    He said “I can’t wait to go home. I deliberately arranged to be as far away as possible from you people.”

    While going down memory lane on how he lost elections three times and ended up at the Supreme Court, he said that it was technology through the Permanent Voters Card, PVC, that came to his rescue in 2015.

    Buhari was sworn in as the President on May 29th, 2015 for a four year tenure. He was re-elected and inaugurated on May 29th, 2019 for another four year tenure.


    How My Fiancée Inspired My Career Growth – “Sabinus” Reveals

    2 months ago in Naija Celebrity Gossips

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    Nigerian skit maker, Sabinus has credited his fiancée for being the inspirational force behind his career growth.

    The comedian revealed this while fielding questions from his Instagram followers who asked questions about various aspects of his personal life.

    A social media user had asked Sabinus who gave him the idea of moving to Lagos to pursue his skit making career, which resulted in his breakthrough.

    “Who gave you the idea of going to Lagos to hustle and what year,” the fan asked.

    In response, Sabinus said that it had been his fiancée, Ciana’s idea.

    “My baby boo @ciana_chapman,” Sabinus responded.

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    I Am Struggling To Prevent My Husband From Eating Concoctions Prepared By His Mistress – Governor’s Wife, Betty Akeredolu Reveals

    2 months ago in Relationships

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    The wife of the Ondo State Governor, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has admitted that she’s struggling to stop her husband, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu from eating concoctions prepared by his mistress.
    Betty made the revelation on her social media page.
    “… I have to be at (the) gate not to allow any concoction to get in,” Mrs Akeredolu wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday, 20th-April-2023.
    She also posted a picture of herself and her husband sitting on a couch and added: “Cough! I have carried my love away to a place he loves. Odoyewu,” using R&B singer Kizz Daniel’s song to slam her critics.
    The governor had recently confirmed that he was sick but said there was “no cause for alarm” over his frail health, adding that he was recuperating speedily.
    The latest post came barely a few weeks that her husband (Mr Akeredolu, the Ondo governor) travelled abroad for his official “annual” leave.


    A spokesman for the governor, Richard Olatunde, had in a statement said the leave would last 15 working days, adding that Mr Akeredolu had already written to the House of Assembly and Deputy Governor Lucky Orimisan would act on his behalf pending his return on April-26th-2023
    While on leave, critics of Mr Akeredolu’s family suggested that the governor travelled outside the country to treat himself for an undisclosed ailment. The ailment had prompted him to take local herbs from one of his female aides, alleged to be the governor’s mistress.
    In January, the governor’s wife cried out that her husband was on a “sick bed” after eating a concoction from one of his female aides, Bunmi Ademosun.
    In a leaked audio file obtained by Peoples Gazette, Mrs Anyanwu-Akeredolu accused Ms Ademosun, the special adviser to the governor on multilateral and inter-governmental affairs, of “sneaking” to give her husband local herbs to drink, warning the female aide to “stay away from her husband.”

    Ex-Emir Sanusi’s Son “Ashraf Sanusi” Slams Police For Arresting Lady Who Duped German $220,000

    2 months ago in NAF

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    The Nigerian Police force have been slammed for arresting Cynthia Chioma Anthony alleged to have defrauded a German citizen of $220,000 after promising to marry him.
    Ashraf Sanusi, son of the deposed Emir of Kano, Mohammad Sanusi II condemned the police for arresting the lady.
    Recall that operatives of the Police Special Fraud Units (PSFU) recently arrested Anthony for allegedly obtaining $220,000 by false pretence from the German.
    Reacting via his Instastory, Sanusi wrote: “Technically, she didn’t do anything illegal, right? Since he sent her money willingly not as payment for good or service, she’s not meant to be arrested. What she did is bad, but not illegal.”
    Insisting there is not always a law for immorality, he added: “Again, what she did is very wrong, but they [police] are not legally allowed to arrest her because she promised to marry someone and didn’t do it. And they are not allowed to reverse the money as it was given willingly even though the person was expecting something else.”

    Dino Melaye Reveals— Patience Jonathan Helped Wike Become Rivers Governor

    2 months ago in Politics

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    Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State has made a revelation concerning how Nyesom Wike became Governor of Rivers State.
    In a recent interview on Arise TV, Dino Melaye revealed that former first lady, Patience Jonathan, helped Nyesom Wike become the Governor of River State.
    Melaye also alleged that former Governors of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi and Peter Odili, contributed to Wike’s political ascent.
    Melaye accused Wike of being ungrateful to those who helped him in his political career, while he boasts about the people he has assisted.
    He stated, “Governor Odili made him chairman of his local government. So he has been helped by somebody. After Governor Odili helped him, Governor Amaechi made him chief of staff. Governor Amaechi helped him. Governor Amaechi nominated him to be a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    Governor Amaechi helped him. Mrs Goodluck Jonathan spent her money, her connection and everything to make him the Governor of Rivers State.”
    Melaye added that Patience Jonathan “spent her money, connection, and everything she had” to ensure Wike’s victory in the gubernatorial election. The former lawmaker also claimed that Odili assisted Wike in becoming the chairman of his local government.
    Melaye’s remarks highlight the role of influential figures in Nigerian politics and the dynamics of power and patronage.
    While he acknowledges that everyone gets helped by someone in their political careers, Melaye asserts that assistance should not be used as a means of control and domination.

    Five Men Burnt To Death For Alleged Trying To Steal Tricycle in Onitsha, Anambra State (Photos)

    2 months ago in Crime

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    Five men were burnt to death after they allegedly attempted to snatch a tricycle operator of his tricycle in Onitsha, Anambra State. 

    The incident occurred at old Nkpor road, close to the headquarters of People’s Club, in the commercial city of Onitsha on Saturday, March 25th, 2023. 


    According to an eyewitness, the suspects allegedly tried to steal a tricycle from the owner in broad daylight when they ran out of luck and were caught.

    “Mob who gathered after the men were rounded up, refused the advice of some people to call in the police. They first started by striping the men naked and beating them up, and eventually, some people brought old tyres and fuel, and they were set ablaze. It was a very bad sight today, and everyone watched and supervised, while the men burnt to death,” he said.

    Graphic videos from the scene were posted on social media. 

    In one of the videos, a suspect could be heard screaming ‘Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,” while crying for help.


    I’ll Fulfill All I Said I’ll Accomplish In My First 100 Days In Office – Taraba Governor-Elect Vows

    2 months ago in Politics

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    Taraba State Governor-elect, Lt. Col Agbu Kefas (retd.), on Saturday said he would keep all the promises he made during the electioneering, noting that “the era of promise and fail is over.”

    While stating that his victory at the polls was part of the deal he struck with the people, he said that the people have reposed in him their future and hopes and he would not take it lightly.

    Kefas made the known in a statement by his Spokesperson, Emmanuel Bello, obtained by journalists in Abuja.

    In a statement, he said:

    “Giving me this mandate is a serious matter and the social contract I have with the people is one I take seriously. I won’t play with their mandate. I promise to fulfill all I said and we shall accomplish them in our first 100 days in office.

    “The campaign helped me to listen to the yearnings of the people in more ways than before. All that they told me I hold very sacred. Their dreams, hopes and aspirations I won’t let down. As a leader, my words are my bonds. Let me also state that my conviction and faith make me a man of my words.”

    Kefas said leadership is a collective duty and that he looks forward to the citizens doing their part by supporting the programmes of his coming administration.

    He stressed that he was coming basically to make the youths very secure, especially in employment, infrastructure and credible developments.

    “In keeping with the mantra of my leadership which is moving forward, I intend to hit the ground running. We shall not leave anyone behind. We would carry everyone along the journey.”


    Soludo, Okonjo-Iweala, Best Appointments I Made As President – Obasanjo Reaveals

    2 months ago in Politics

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    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday 25th-March-2023 recalled his relationship with Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State and current Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as his appointees.

    He said they about the best appointments he made while he was President.

    The former Nigerian leader also condemned the “persistent” discrimination against people of southeastern extraction, which he describes as Igbophobia.

    Obasanjo spoke at an event to commemorate Governor Soludo’s one year in office.

    In Obasanjo’s administration which spanned 1999 to 2007, Soludo served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), while Okonjo-Iweala was the Minister of Finance.

    The former President stated that Soludo, who worked closely with him as an economic adviser, “never misadvised me”, and the economist’s performance impressed him so much so that he was asked to lead the apex bank.

    According to the 85-year-old statesman, Soludo was the second Nigerian CBN governor who was not a commercial banker of some sort.

    However, soon after appointing the academic, the ex-president said, he found himself in an encounter with a dissenting voice.

    “Somebody came to me and said, ‘Wow! You have ruined the economy of Nigeria.’

    “I said, ‘How?’ He said, ‘An Igbo woman, Minister of Finance; an Igbo man, Governor of the Central Bank? Then you have clearly completed the task of ruining the economy of Nigeria.’

    “I don’t know why he said that, except for what I can call Igbophobia, and I don’t take that lightly. It remains, it persists.

    “But when you have that type of thing that was said to me and the type of thing that you know is going on, as I have just called it, what do we do with it?

    “I believe we have to go back to the scripture, which says we must conquer evil with good.

    “And whoever you are, wherever people are afraid of you, you must make yourself friendly to those who are afraid of you and earn their friendship by being good to them, and that is what we have to do,” Obasanjo said.

    The former president noted from his personal experience, nothing wins friendship like one being friendly.

    He added that the appointments of Okonjo-Iweala and Soludo were “probably the best of the appointments that I made when I was president”.


    Why I’m Not Nice To Everyone – Skit Maker “Kiekie” Reveals

    2 months ago in Entertainment News

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    Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori, a content creator, aka Kiekie, has talked about her relationships with other people.

    She said that she does not try to be nice to everyone, as not everybody will like one regardless of what one does.

    Speaking during an interview on the Tea with Tay podcast, she said, “I don’t believe that things should be handed to me. I believe in owning it. I believe that I am enough. I don’ try to be unnecessarily nice or friendly with people. That is one reality many people are not really open to. No one likes everybody or everything. There are some foods that one does not like. So, why should everybody like one?

    “I said to myself if I was not given a platform, I would create one myself. As of that time, I had started posting fashion content, and I had 20,000 followers on Instagram.”

    Kiekie also noted that she was very mischievous as a child.

    She said:

    “I am the last child. Being the last child comes with a lot of mischief. I was very mischievous as a child. And, that made me to get away with many things. I attended a girls only school, and I stayed in the hostel. Since I was very young, my parents had known that I was going to be a child of wonders. At no point did they try to stop me.”


    Native Doctor Murders Mentally Challenged Man During Treatment In Adamawa State

    3 months ago in Crime

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    The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 48-year-old native doctor identified as Ezekiel Buba, for allegedly killing a mentally challenged man identified as Alamisa, brought to him for treatment at Gombiyel in Shelleng Local Government Area of the state.

    Buba who was paraded before newsmen by the police on Thursday, March 23, 2023 accused a demon of slaughtering the deceased.

    He stated that the deceased, who was suffering from mental illness and epilepsy, was brought to him by his elder brother, Yahaya Musa of Kambillam in company of other family members for treatment.

    Buba said he earlier tested the deceased and found out that he was mentally derailed, but that he had no chickens at that time to slaughter to offer sacrifice for the man to get well.

    “I usually slaughter chickens for sacrifice to a blood demon in order to prevent it from tourching anybody. Failure to make sacrifice to the demon, a patient cannot get well.” Buba said

    He went on to state that while performing some rituals with a robe at his backyard, the demon descended in a whirlwind with knives tied on his leg and slit the throat of the patient.

    “I saw the demon in the whirlwind but before I could reach where the patient is lying down to protect him, the demon over took me and slaughtered him. Initially, the demon had warned me and demanded that I should slaughter chickens and offer sacrifice of blood. I was waiting for market day to buy the chickens for sacrifice as demanded,” he said

    He added that the family members of the deceased did not see the demon while coming down to the scene to kill Alamisa, saying that he was the only one who sighted it and rushed in to prevent it but to no avail.

    According to him, he normally communicates with the demon which he inherited from his grandmother when asleep in the night in Koma Damti dialect in Jada LGA, saying that he has been using it to treat people in order to earn a living.

    On his part, an elder brother of the deceased, Yahaya Musa, blamed the native doctor for murdering his brother, saying that he was the one who slaughtered his brother and removed his throat.

    Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the state police command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, said that the suspect was apprehended in connection to the crime and is being investigated.


    We Could Sell Osimhen This Summer – Napoli President

    3 months ago in Sports News

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    Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis has conceded that the Partenopei could sell their talismanic forward, Victor Osimhen, this summer.

    Osimhen has been linked with a big money move from the Serie A leaders.

    European giants, Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in the Nigeria international.

    The 24-year-old has been in fantastic form for Napoli this season leading the club’s charge for a first league title in three decades and first UEFA Champions League title.

    The forward has scored 21 goals in 23 league appearances.

    Osimhen has further registered four goals in five outings in the Champions League.

    “There’s always the indecent proposal, the numbers are made by the others,” De Laurentiis told Corriero dello Sport.

    “We’re waiting. They are extraordinary boys. My contracts are unique, they come from the cinema, so nobody moves if we say no. We will see.”


    BRT Driver Faces 16-count Charges Over Lagos Train Accident

    3 months ago in Local Scenes

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    The Lagos State Ministry of Justice is set to press 16 charges of manslaughter and causing grievous bodily harm against Oluwaseun Osibanjo, the driver of the BRT bus that collided with a moving train in Lagos.

    The tragic incident resulted in the deaths of six Lagos State Government staff and passengers of the train, while 96 others were injured to varying degrees.

    The collision occurred on March 9th-2023, when a staff bus collided with a train at the PWD railway crossing in Ikeja and the train dragged the bus and its passengers along the tracks until it came to a halt at Sogunle, a suburb of Ikeja.

    In a statement released on Friday 24th-March-2023 by the Director of Public Affairs in the ministry, Grace Alo, the BRT driver is faced with 16-count charges.

    “Upon the receipt and review of the case file by the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), a prima facie case of manslaughter and grievous bodily harm were disclosed against the driver of the Staff bus.

    “Accordingly, he is to be charged with 6 counts of manslaughter and 10 counts of grievous bodily harm.

    “Both offences are contrary to Sections 224 and 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015,” the statement read.

    According to the statement, charges will be promptly filed against the driver by the Office of the DPP. Nevertheless, his appearance before the Ikeja High Court for trial will be postponed until he has completely recovered from the severe injuries sustained during the accident.


    Tinubu Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plots To Truncate His Swearing-In

    3 months ago in Politics

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    President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has raised the alarm over plots by some aggrieved partisans to truncate the transition process, particularly his expected swearing-in on 29th-May-2023.

    Tinubu in a statement by his Director, Public Affairs and Minister of State Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo SAN also warned the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and that of the Labour Party LP, Mr Peter Obi against taking to the streets while also pursuing their cases in court.

    In the statement issued Saturday in Abuja, the President-elect noted that those who have taken to the streets protesting against his mandate are fixated on having an Interim National Government ING.

    Part of the statement reads:

    “We have watched with great concern the condemnable activities of some persons and groups who are desirous of truncating our democracy.

    “For reasons best known to them, these persons have remained embittered that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was declared winner of the 2023 General Elections. Repeatedly, but unfortunately, these misguided individuals have called for either the cancellation of the results or that the President-elect should not be inaugurated on the 29th of May, 2023.

    “We wish to reiterate and emphasise that these positions are not in tandem with our constitutional provisions or our electoral laws. We would have taken these as mere wishful thinking, however, because of their implications for national security and public order, we have therefore considered it necessary, if not expedient, to call them to order.

    “We are aware of the intentions of those engaged in these treasonable and subversive acts. We also know those involved in the many plots being contrived to undermine the transition in particular and democracy in general. They are fixated on an Interim Government. They have done it in this country before and it threw the country into avoidable crises for many years and they want to do it again. They are bent on delegitimizing the new government. Some have made treasonable insinuations and openly called for military take-over. It is for these reasons that they are desperate to incite the people against the incoming Government.

    “It is perplexing to see that those contesting the results want to be in the courts and on the streets at the same time. However, if their intention is to truncate the inauguration of the President-elect and Vice-President-elect, they should immediately bury the thought. It is gratifying to note that the President has set in motion steps for the actualisation of the swearing-in ceremonies. In this regard, the Presidential Transition Council has remained focused and committed to its Terms of Reference in respect of organizing a hitch-free handover”.

    The statement noted that on many occasions after the declaration of Tinubu as the winner of the election, his public speeches and utterances have centred on reconciliation, forgiveness and a greater vision for Nigeria.

    It added that the President-elect knows those who are sponsoring violent protests against his mandate as well as their sponsors from within and outside Nigeria and shall be working closely with the security agencies to apprehend them and bring them to book

    “He has pledged fairness as the basis for his present and future engagements. He has unequivocally stated that he would not accord favour to those that supported him, and neither would he mistreat those who did not vote for him. This is statesmanly and patri*tic. We all watched the President-elect as Governor of Lagos for eight years. He never undermined any person or tribe. He championed people-oriented policies. It is common knowledge that he is a welfarist and a pacifist. This is even more so that millions of citizens have spoken through the ballot box in his favour.

    “By being declared winners, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima are legally entitled to be inaugurated into office as provided for by law and as we have practised since 1999, whilst those who feel otherwise have the right to seek legal redress in court. Why should their situation be different from what we have practised since 1999?

    “Those who are dissatisfied with the declaration must conduct themselves within the ambits of the law. Nigeria is not a lawless country and should not be portrayed as such no matter the frustrations as presently being exhibited by some bad losers.

    “Those who are stoking the embers of hate, division and falsehoods as well as peddling misleading narratives through some compromised media outlets should detract from such. It amounts to campaigning after elections. Hate speeches, fake news and propaganda at a time like this are needless because Nigerians have already made their choice. Those who are bent on scuttling the process will ignite the fire of destruction and run away. But they should not even start.

    “We simply wish that peace reigns in the country. It does not make sense that some persons who should know better are encouraging violence and are so determined to achieve that.

    “We know these persons and their sponsors from within and outside Nigeria and we shall be working closely with the security agencies to apprehend them and bring them to book. Our concern is that everyday Nigerians who are unaware of the evil intentions of these persons should not be used as cannon fodders. Enough is enough. Their continuous determination to dare us should cease forthwith. We are not lacking in capabilities and capacities. Our silence should not be taken for cowardice. We should come together for the peace of our beloved country. It is better”, Keyamo added.


    Peter Obi Reacts To Naked Protest By Nasarawa Women To Express Displeasure With The Governorship Election In The State

    3 months ago in Politics

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    Peter Obi has reacted after Nasarawa State women went naked to express their displeasure with the governorship election which they claim was rigged.

    The Labour Party presidential candidate said videos of the women going naked to protest is “sad” and “heartbreaking”.

    He wrote: “I just came across a sad, heartbreaking video where Nasarawa women staged a topless protest as a means of registering their displeasure with the election results.

    “The purpose of election is for citizens to participate in democratic governance through the representatives they elect. A grievous injustice occurs when citizens are denied the opportunity to vote in a free, fair and credible process or their mandate is stolen from them.

    “Our women who should be honoured and respected, and their rights protected, have been degraded and left to seek justice the only way they can trust by calling on their creator.

    “I remain committed to 40% affirmative action for women in political appointments and will encourage the same in the corporate world. As a nation, we must do better and ensure that the mandate of the people is not stolen from them.”


    NAICOM: Insurance Industry’s Assets Increased To N2.32tn As Gross Premium Income Hits N726.2bn In Q4

    3 months ago in Economy

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    The total Assets of the insurance industry stood at N2.32 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2022, representing a 2.4 per cent, expansion quarter-on-quarter and 4.4 per cent year-on-year, the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) disclosed yesterday.
    Also Gross Premium Income (GPI) totalling about N726.2 billion was generated by the sector in the review period.
    In addition, insurance claims reported during the quarter stood at N318.2billion, representing a 31.2 per cent quarter-on-quarter growth, while net claims paid amounted to N244.3 billion. This represented a growth of about 17.9 per cent quarter-on-quarter.

    This was contained in Bulletin of the Insurance Market Performance for the period under review, which was made available to news men.
    The report noted that total assets was however relatively at a lower momentum compared to the prior period when the progression rate was recorded at about nine per cent year-on-year due to the wave of recapitalisation drive recorded in that period.

    However, the report stated that, the “outlook of the market growth in terms of assets remained positive, with the increasing measures of market deepening and development, recapitalisation drive still ongoing, regulatory insurance laws and provisions enshrined in the insurance bill, being reviewed and, digitalisation of the supervisory wide processes would lead to the realisation of the vast potential in the insurance industry, ” the commission stated.

    The GPI performance represented a growth of about 36.3 per cent quarter-on-quarter and about 18 per cent year-on-year.
    The improvement in the market indices was attributable to the growing awareness and market expansion as well as consumer’s confidence.

    Data on the non-life segment showed that motor insurance led with regards to claims settlement vis-a-vis gross claims reported at about 92.3 per cent signifying a nine points improvement as against its prior position.

    Fire insurance was the least with about 46.3 per cent, and the only class below average proportion.
    Others included General Accident Insurance (80.7 per cent), Oil Gas (51.6 per cent), and Marine and Aviation (74.4 per cent),
    This was relatively at a lower momentum compared to the prior period when the progression rate was recorded at about nine per cent (YoY), attributable to the wave of recapitalization drive recorded in that period.

    The report added that there was continuous improvement in retention propensity, increased market size and industry profitability, compared to the preceding quarter.
    The results were particularly remarkable given the real growth 3.5 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the same period.
    The positive data was attributed to the consistent regulatory measures being carried out by the commission in recent times which had restored some measure of professionalism in insurance practice thus, boosting public confidence.

    Non-Life business maintained its dominance, contributing about 57.4 per cent to GPI relative to the share of the Life business which stood at 42.6 per cent, similar to the preceding quarter.
    According to the market update, the proportional significance of Life in the industry sustained a positive course in recent times reflective of the consumer’s confidence and awareness.

    Further analysis of the Non-Life segment of the insurance market showed that oil and gas business sustained its market share dominance at 30.25 per cent, representing an increase of 2.4 per cent compared to Q3.
    Fire insurance accounted for 22.2 per cent maintaining same pattern of contribution to the gross premium pool of the market while Motor Insurance accounted for 14.9 per cent.
    Other contributors to GPI in Q4 include Marine & Aviation 12.2 per cent, General Accident 11.1 per cent and Miscellaneous 9.5 per cent.

    However, Life business was driven by Individual Life portfolio which accounted for 38.6 per cent even as its relative contribution fell by about 2.6 per cent compared to Q3 which recorded 41.6 per cent.

    Group life contributed 34.5 per cent per cent to GPI while Annuity business contributed 26.9 per cent during the period under review.
    The commission however pointed out that amid operational challenges confronted in domestic and global economies, the industry continues to post inspiring numbers in premium retention capacity reflective of the market resilience and increasing capacity.
    In the period under review, industry wide average retention ratio stood at about 71.3 per cent although, slightly a point lower than it held in the previous quarter and four points lower in comparison to same period year on year.

    Persistently, the Life business retained about 93.3 per cent compared to 93.8 per cent in the preceding.
    In the Non-Life segment which also took a similar pattern, Motor Insurance continued its lead as the highest retaining portfolio with a retention ratio of about 93.5 per cent.
    Similarly, oil and gas recorded the least business retention at 35.9 per cent.
    According to NAICOM, “The oil and gas portfolio lamentably remained a challenging angle in the market owing to its nature of enormous capital and professional requirements.

    “Consequently, the retention performance in the current period sustained its prior position when compared to the third quarter as evidenced by the overall Non-Life business ratio of 55.0 per cent, slipping from about 57 per cent held in the prior period.”

    The report added, “Statistics of the insurance market performance for the fourth quarter 2022 revealed consistent growth in terms of premium generation, quality improvements in essential indicators including claims settlement and profitability.
    “It is obvious that the market could be ruled as sound and stable whilst, the stance of the market deepening remains optimistic in spite of operational and macro-economic challenges.”


    Reno Omokri :– Peter Obi’s Petition Is Similar To Fetching Water For Atiku To Drink

    3 months ago in Politics

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    Peter Obi’s petition is similar to fetching water for Atiku to drink! The #NigerianElections2023 is not like Imo’s election. The INEC 3rd cannot become the court’s 1st. If Bola Tinubu is displaced by Obi’s petition, then very automatically, Atiku will be in place.



    Naira Scarcity: NECA Urges NLC To Shelve Planned Strike Action

    3 months ago in Economy

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    The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) yesterday 23rd-March-2023 advised the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its planned strike against the prevailing naira scarcity in order to avoid dragging the economy into a deeper crisis.
    The Director General of NECA, Mr. Adewale-Smatt Oyerinde, gave this warning yesterday, in a press statement titled, “Nigeria Labour Congress Nationwide Planned Strike: NECA Calls for Caution, Urges Social Dialogue.”

    However, in a bid to stave off an impending protest by the NLC against the central bank, some officials of the apex bank, including its deputy governors, yesterday met with the leadership of the congress in Abuja.

    Speaking further, Oyerinde cautioned that embarking on the planned strike at this time would be counter-productive.
    Oyerinde said: “While we had expressed our deep concern as regards the mismanaged and dreadful implementation of the naira redesign policy, and in fact, some other policies of the Central Bank of Nigeria, it is our strong believe that the planned strike by the NLC could further drag the economy into a deeper hole, leading to rapid business closures, job losses and other socio-economic challenges.

    “While we affirm emphatically our displeasure with government’s loud silence and seeming inactivity in resolving the self-inflicted quagmire, the planned strike, at this time, could be counter-productive.

    “We, hereby, urge the maximum use of the instrumentality of social dialogue in resolving all issues associated with industrial and social-economic disputes.
    “Actions by government and indeed social partners that could compromise the fragile economic state of the nation should be avoided. We urge the CBN and indeed, the federal government to immediately address the genuine concern of Nigerians in view of the ongoing socio-economic difficulties.”
    He added that it was without a doubt that the cash crunch had affected businesses, individuals and households terribly while economic experts and analysts had stated that the loss in economic terms could be over N20 trillion as a result of loss of productive hours in bank halls and petrol stations, shut-down of businesses due to low patronage, inability of employees to transit to work, challenges faced by households in meeting basic needs and the general distortion in general supply chain.

    Meanwhile, officials of the CBN yesterday met with the leadership of the NLC in Abuja.
    THISDAY learnt from sources at the Labour House that the meeting held at the NLC’s headquarters saw the CBN delegation explaining the government’s financial policy, especially the naira redesign that resulted in cash crunch.
    The source said the CBN delegation led by its Deputy Governors – Mr. Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi and Dr. Kingsley Obiora – pleaded for the understanding of organised labour on the lingering cash squeeze.

    “The CBN team pleaded with the NLC not to embark on the protest, assuring that it is doing everything to restore normalcy in the currency supply chain,” he said.
    The NLC had on Wednesday directed all workers to picket all the offices of the central bank nationwide starting from next week, over current cash crunch in the country.

    NLC President, Joe Ajaero, who gave the directive while addressing journalists, had said the directive became imperative following the expiration of a one-week ultimatum given to the apex bank to make cash available to Nigerians.
    He said workers decided to take their destiny in their hands, adding that the mobilisation had already commenced.


    Ondo Police Command Arrests Pastor For Alleged Raping And Killing Of Nursing Mother Inside Church In Ondo

    3 months ago in Crime

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    The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a 37-year-old pastor, Kayode Salami, who allegedly raped and killed a nursing mother inside his church. 

    It was gathered that the deceased, Adejoke Oloje, came to the Oke-Irapada C&S Church, with her cousin, one Aderonke to worship for the first time.

    It was further learnt that the deceased, a nursing mother, left home with her 11 months old baby in January, this year, to stay in the church where she met her untimely death.

    Speaking with state owned newspaper, The Hope Metro, the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Deborah said Adejoke came to her in Idanre for a visit and suddenly left the house without any notice.

    “I called her line to ask about her whereabouts, but she didn’t pick her calls. So, one day,  some people told me they saw her in Alade with her cousin, Aderonke. I collected Aderonke’s phone number from their grandmother and I called her, but she said Adejoke was staying in the church, not her place,” she narrated.

    “I called my daughter’s phone number and she picked it. I asked  for the description of where she was staying and she obliged me. I went to the church and eventually found her. She complained about foodstuffs and I promised to bring some for her the following day. I also pleaded with her to leave the place, but she declined and I left.

    “The next day, when I got to the church around past 5pm, I heard her child crying profusely. So, I moved close to see what happened. I met the door closed. So, I forced it open. To my utmost dismay, I found my daughter on the floor, with her pant already removed down her legs and I shouted for help.”

    The victim’s mother said they immediately took her to the hospital where she was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

    She said the case was immediately reported at the police station in Idanre and the policemen swung into action to apprehend the pastor.

    “When the pastor was arrested, we noticed that his trouser was torn under and he wasn’t wearing any underwear. It is a painful story  and a sad moment for our family. She was with an 11-month-old child before she met her untimely death. The culprit must not go unpunished,” she pleaded.

    On his part, pastor Salami denied raping and killing the woman. 

    “I knew Adejoke through her sister, Aderonke. They came to my church to worship and they went home. After that day, Adejoke came back on her own to seek accommodation in the church, pending when she would get a place to stay,” he said. 

    “I gave her one room out of the two rooms in the church. I did not ask her what happened between her and her sister, Aderonke. I gave her Cam Gas we use in the church to cook.

    “There is only one door linking my room and the room given to her to stay. So, I used to pass through her room. And I always inform her whenever I was going out or coming in.

    “We did vigil together in the church and the next morning, I saw her before going to work, because I am a welder. She later came to my place of work to charge her phone around 2pm and came to collect it around 4 pm.

    “I make use of the room when I have programmes in the church. My family and I rented an apartment outside. I did not rape her and I can’t explain how she died.” 


    Reno Omokri To Peter Obi :- Even If Peter Obi Proves His Claim That Tinubu Didn’t Get The Most Legal Votes And Did Not Fulfil The 1/4 In 2/3rd Requirement, The Court Will Simply Declare Atiku Winner

    3 months ago in Politics

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    Even if Peter Obi proves his claim that Tinubu didn’t get the most legal votes and did not fulfil the 1/4 in 2/3rd requirement, the court will simply declare Atiku winner. We are very happy with Obi’s petition. It’s like fetching water for us!

    See tweet below:


    No Election In Our Recent History Has Faced Much Protests And Rejections By Those Who “Lost” And Even Those Who “Won” Says:- Sen. Shehu Sani

    3 months ago in Politics

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    The human rights activist took to his verified twitter handle to express his feelings and thoughts on the recently conducted presidential and governorship elections in the country. In his tweet he said: 

    No election in our recent history has faced much protests and rejections by those who “lost” and even those who “won”.



    Chinese Startup Invents Long Distance Kissing Machine To Combat Loneliness

    3 months ago in Inventions

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    A Chinese start-up has invented a long-distance kissing machine to battle loneliness among couples in long-distance relationships. 

    The device called MUA is named after the sound people commonly make when blowing a kiss. 

    It transmits users’ kiss data collected through motion sensors hidden in silicon lips, which simultaneously move when replaying kisses received. 

    MUA also captures and replays sound and warms up slightly during kissing, making the experience more authentic, said Beijing-based Siweifushe. 

    Users can even download kissing data submitted via an accompanying app by other users.

    The invention was inspired by lockdown isolation when people were prevented from living their homes in China. 

    “I was in a relationship back then, but I couldn’t meet my girlfriend due to lockdowns,” said inventor Zhao Jianbo. 

    Then a student at the Beijing Film Academy, he focused his graduate project on the lack of physical intimacy in video calls. He later set up Siweifushe which released MUA, its first product, on 22 January. The device is priced at 260 yuan ($38). 

    In the two weeks after its release, the firm sold over 3,000 kissing machines and received about 20,000 orders, he said. 

    The MUA resembles a mobile stand with colourless pursed lips protruding from the front. To use it, lovers must download an app on to their smartphones and pair their kissing machines. When they kiss the device, it kisses back. 

    The device is available in several colours with the same unis*x lips. 

    MUA is not the first remote kissing device. Researchers at Tokyo’s University of Electro-Communications invented a “kiss transmission machine” in 2011, and Malaysia’s Imagineering Institute made a similar gadget called the “Kissinger” in 2016.


    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Celebrates Her Husband’s Birthday And Their 27th Wedding Anniversary (See Photo)

    3 months ago in Naija Celebrity Gossips

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    Veteran Nollywood star, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has celebrated her husband on his birthday which is also their 27th wedding anniversary.
    She took to her Instagram to send lovely words to her husband, Matthew Ekeinde.
    The actress who noted that it’s their 27th anniversary, wrote:
    “Happy birthday my Forever HoneyBoy… And… Happy Anniversary to us. 27 years and we only just about to get into phase 2 ! Last kiddo now 21… no more PG .… Ready Love?  U Endlessly. #Peaceful #Happy #27”

    Appeal Court To Decides Adeleke, Oyetola’s Fate On Friday

    3 months ago in Politics

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    The Court of Appeal in Abuja will on Friday 24th-March-2023 give its decision on the authentic winner of last year’s governorship election in Osun State.

    A three-member panel of the court had on Monday March 13th-2023, reserved its judgment in the appeal filed by Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, against his ordered removal from office on grounds that he did not score majority of valid votes cast at the poll.

    Justice M.F. Shuaibu had, at the last sitting, announced that they have reserved judgment to a date that would be communicated to parties shortly after lawyers adopted and argued their briefs of argument for and against the suit.

    However, 10 days after, Infinity Loaded gathered that the court had reached the parties in the case, informing them that judgment would be delivered on Friday, March 24, 2023.

    While Adeleke, represented by Chief Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), had at the hearing adduced reasons why the appellate court should set aside the judgment of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal that nullified his victory in last year’s poll for erring in law, Chief Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), who represented the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Gboyega Oyetola, argued otherwise.

    At the end of arguments however, Justice Shuaibu announced before the court that judgment would be delivered on a date that would be communicated to the parties.

    While Adeleke is the appellant in the appeal: marked CA/AK/EPT/GOV/01/2023, Oyetola, APC, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the first to fourth respondents respectively.

    Adeleke had, on February 9th, appealed the judgment of the Osun State Governorship Tribunal which nullified his election.

    The tribunal had ruled in favour of Oyetola. While delivering the judgment, two out of the three-member panel of the tribunal held that Oyetola proved that there was over-voting in some of the polling units.

    The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Tertsea Kume, who read the majority judgment, disclosed that the excess votes were deducted following which Oyetola won the election.

    According to Justice Kume, having deducted the over-voting figure, Oyetola scored 314,921, while Ademola polled 290,266 votes.

    Adeleke in the 31 grounds of appeal prayed the court for “an order setting aside the whole decision of the tribunal”.

    The governor equally sought “an order striking out the petition for want of competence and jurisdiction or in the alternative, an order dismissing the petition on the merit”.

    “The tribunal, in its judgment, erred in law and displayed bias against the appellant when it made reference to the appellant’s dance at his inauguration as governor of Osun State which was never an issue before the lower tribunal,” Adeleke noted.

    “By referring to the appellant’s personal eccentricity for dancing, the lower tribunal derided and mocked him in a manner suggesting that it was biased against him.

    “The appearance of bias manifests in the reference to the appellant’s proclivity for dancing and particularly the Buga song, has rendered the decision of the lower Tribunal a nullity.”

    Justice Kume had, while delivering the judgment, said: “The second respondent cannot ‘go lo lo lo lo’ and ‘buga won’ as the duly elected governor of Osun State,” the governor said.

    “The tribunal in its judgment erred in law in returning the 1st respondent as the duly elected candidate without due regard to the enormity of the voters in the units where the results were cancelled for over-voting,” he said.


    UK Court Convicts Ike Ekweremadu And Wife On Organ Trafficking Charges

    3 months ago in Crime

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    A United Kingdom court has convicted a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice, on charges of organ trafficking.

    Also convicted are Ekweremadu’s daughter, Sonia; and a medical doctor, Obinna Obeta, who was said to have facilitated the travel of a young man to Britain with a view to his exploitation.

    Justice Jeremy Johnson handed down a guilty verdict on the defendants Thursday  23rd-March-2023 in London at the end of a six-week trial.

    The Metropolitan Police had last year arrested Ekweremadu and his wife for luring a young man from Nigeria to the UK for the propose of organ harvesting.

    Although, they pleaded not guilty to the charge, the court however, admitted only Beatrice to bail, while the serving senator from Enugu State was kept in custody throughout the duration of the trial.

    Meanwhile, the court will on a later date, pass sentence on the defendants.


    Guess And Name The Footballer In The Picture

    3 months ago in Sports News

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    Make a wild guess and name the footballer in the picture.


    Davido Set To Release Another Album Titled “TIMELESS”

    3 months ago in Naija Celebrity Gossips

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    Popular Nigerian music star David Adeleke Popularly known as Davido/OBO is set to release a new album by 31st of March 2023. He made this known on his verified twitter handle. In his tweet, he said:  There is a time for everything. A time to Grieve and a time to Heal. A time to Laugh and a time to Dance. A time to Speak & A time for Silence. Thank you to everyone out there for your love and that has held me down. My next album TIMELESS is here, March 31st. Preorder in bio”



    Tottenham Star “Arnaut Danjuma” Wishes Peace And Happiness To All Those Observing The Start Of Ramadan

    3 months ago in Sports News

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    Tottenham hotspur star “Arnaut Danjuma” has taken to his verified twitter handle to extend his wishes to his fellow muslims brothers and sisters all over the world as they celebrate this years Ramadam. In his tweet, he wrote “Wishing peace and happiness to all those observing the start of Ramadan. May Allāh ﷻ allow us to finish the holy month with humility, virtue and being able to help anyone in need”.




    Leadway Pensure Emerges W’Africa’s Most Outstanding PFA Brand

    3 months ago in Finance

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    Leadway Pensure PFA Limited, one of the licensed Pension Fund Administrator (PFA) has been named West Africa’s Most Outstanding PFA Brand of the Decade at the 2023 edition of the West Africa Brands Excellence Awards.

    The award organisers recognised the leading PFA for its tenacious and extraordinary accomplishments, efficient service delivery, industry dominance, and customer satisfaction, through innovative and bespoke product portfolio to its varying customers for over a decade across West Africa.

    Speaking on the significant achievement, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Leadway Pensure, Lanre Idris stated that the award added to the potpourri of recognitions received by the brand for its stellar, unparalleled commitment and exceptional delivery of superior financial solutions to its customers.

    “This award is a testament to the brand’s DNA and corporate culture hinged on sustained and impeccable service delivery, cutting edge and technology-driven pension solutions targeted at actualising the possibilities for ultimate customer satisfaction.

    According to Odin, over the years, Leadway Pensure had envisioned delivering unrivalled pension services and financial security in retirement beyond the shores of our immediate community.

    He added that the recognition was a validation that the firm was progressing in the right direction to steer the course gradually and tenaciously toward African dominance in the pension space.

    “This is an unflinching commitment despite volatile economic realities on the continent and globally. We remain resolute in prioritising operational excellence and generating enviable investment returns for our customers, “he said.

    He commended the award team for their tenacity, leadership, and excellence in ensuring that promises to various stakeholders become realities.

    He said riding on the assertion that the reward for hard work is more work, he would like to remind the team that this was a clarion call to not relent but continually push the boundary for phenomenal outcomes”.


    CBN Made Critical Mistakes That Doomed Its Currency Redesign

    3 months ago in Economy

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    When we go down memory lane, we will recall  that Nigeria has successfully introduced new banknotes on about 10 occasions since independence in 1960. So why has the latest attempt been so controversial and traumatic? And what measures need to be taken to avoid a future debacle?

    Nigeria’s central bank announced the introduction of new banknotes last November, with the changeover to new notes scheduled for mid-December.

    The rollout of the policy disintegrated into chaos, amid mounting anger among ordinary Nigerians.

    The rollout of the currency change was disastrous. The fallout included:

    • Severe shortages of the new banknotes.
    • Precipitous declines in business transactions (especially in the informal sector).
    • Long queues at bank premises and overcrowded banking halls
    • Attacks on bank staff and destruction of bank property, including ATMs that failed to dispense cash.

    The policy also led to lawsuits by some state governors against the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal Government.

    I have identified five factors that marred the redesign policy, most of which could have been avoided by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

    Litany of errors

    Cost-benefit: An egregious error committed by the central bank was its violation of the principle of cost-benefit analysis. This is a simple rule in economics that implores policy makers to undertake an initiative only when the benefits exceed the costs. One should ask: What were the benefits of introducing the policy? What were the potential costs at the time of implementation?

    The central bank justified the redesign policy as follows: to rein in counterfeiting, promote a cashless economy by limiting the amount of the new banknotes that can be withdrawn, reduce the large quantity of dirty notes circulating in the economy, discourage hoarding, curb crimes like kidnapping and terrorism, and head off illicit financial transactions.

    It also saw the policy as a way of addressing the huge amount of currency outside the formal financial sector; 85% of banknotes circulate outside the banking system, largely because of hoarding and illicit financial transactions.

    And the cost? If indeed the central bank considered the cost, it obviously underestimated it. How would anyone ignore the large-scale disruptions in the economy and loss of productivity that the policy caused, not to speak of the stress and anxiety inflicted on Nigerians?

    Communication: Of all the pitfalls that doomed the currency redesign policy, at least as conceived originally, the lack of effective communication about the overarching goals and modus operandi of the exercise was the most devastating.

    Nigeria’s central bank threw a basic element of strategic planning and communication to the winds when it failed woefully to communicate and educate the public about expectations, prior to launching the policy. According to strategic planners, a major policy initiative that is not well communicated, from the top of the strategy planning pyramid to the bottom, is bound to fail.

    The central bank should have sought the buy-in of major stakeholders, especially the National Economic Council and the National Assembly. The central bank would have had a better chance of avoiding the ferocious push-back it got.

    The central bank finally began rolling out a communication plan by late December 2022. But this was too little too late. By then Nigerians had already characterised the policy as decidedly punitive. The narrative that had gained ground was that the change was designed to curtail the ability of politicians to buy votes during the 2023 elections.

    This inevitably raised the question of why millions of Nigerians should suffer because of politicians?

    The central bank’s mishandling of communication was also manifested in the fact that it failed to issue policy guidelines to commercial banks and the public days after the Supreme Court nullified the bank’s earlier deadline. This has exacerbated the confusion associated with the policy, as merchants and businesses continue to reject the old notes, despite the court’s rulings.

    Inappropriate timeframe: The timeframe for implementation was unrealistic and impracticable. By setting a very short timeframe for phasing out the old notes, the Central Bank of Nigeria appeared to have adopted textbook assumptions about how the Nigerian banking system works.

    Anyone who has been to a typical commercial bank in Nigeria would know it would have been impossible for the banks to undertake the monumental task of collecting old notes and dispensing the new ones within the one-and-a-half month window originally allowed by the central bank. Overcrowding, chaos, excruciatingly slow service and unnecessary bureaucratic red tape are quite common during normal banking hours. It is not uncommon to observe people with “connection” circumvent queues and obtain preferential access to bank staff. Although Nigerian banks pride themselves as being digitised, a lot of paper-pushing still goes on within the banking system.

    The central bank should have considered this fact and allowed for a longer timeframe for implementation.

    There was also no persuasive rationale for the rushed implementation of the policy. Neither was the central bank able to explain why the old and new notes could not coexist, a measure the Supreme Court has now mandated the bank to implement.

    Conflicting goals and lack of prioritisation: Policy targeting is a major precondition for success. The focus on one unambiguous objective in past redesign policies enabled the central bank to conduct a seamless and less dramatic exercise.

    The current redesign policy had too many goals, and it was unclear which one was the target goal.

    Identifying target goals enables policy makers to select appropriate instruments for achieving those goals. But when there are too many goals, the danger is that an instrument designed for one goal may undermine another goal.

    For instance, the goal of reining in money laundering and illicit financial transactions meant that the Central Bank of Nigeria needed to deliberately restrict access to the new banknotes. But this inflicted unintended hardships on innocent Nigerians who simply wanted to access their hard-earned money.

    The central bank should have focused on one major goal. If the goal was to phase out old notes, as the bank is statutorily mandated to do, then the old and new notes could have circulated alongside each other until the old notes were phased out.

    A casual announcement that new notes would be circulating from a given date would have been all that was needed. People would not have panicked and rushed to the banks to withdraw money.

    Economic headwinds: It is very difficult to implement a major policy initiative that negatively affects people during a period of macroeconomic instability. The central bank policy came at a bad time. Nigeria’s economy is in a shambles, with a 22% inflation rate, 33% unemployment rate – 43% among young Nigerians – and a growth rate of 3%.

    These economic challenges have been compounded by a 17.5% interest rate, steep declines in the value of the Naira, and widespread poverty.

    Nigerians’ tolerance for economic shocks was already at its limit when the redesign policy was launched. The policy and the confusion that accompanied it tipped them over the edge.

    The challenge of credibility

    The central bank needs to reestablish its credibility as the “people’s bank,” to reverse a self-inflicted image of an organisation that’s partisan.

    The bank has a fiduciary responsibility of catering to the interests of its main “shareholder,” the Nigerian people. But the perception is that the bank lacks independence. To effectively discharge its statutory duties, the Central Bank of Nigeria should initiate a process of re-asserting its independence and regaining the people’s trust and confidence.


    Victor Irechukwu Calls On FG To Tackle Fraud In E-Payment Sector

    3 months ago in Economy

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    The Head of Engineering, OnePipe, Victor Irechukwu, has called on the federal government to tackle cases of online fraud in order to make epayments more acceptable to all.

    Irechukwu, in a statement, said the commonly reported theme has been a situation where people’s debit cards are used to make deposits on a gambling website without their knowledge.

    According to him, “At other times, you are shown a debit alert by someone who wants to purchase goods or services from you, but only later realise they showed you what has now been termed ‘fake alerts’. By this time, your goods, for instance, would have been long gone.

    “In recent months, social media has been awash with reports of money literally growing wings and leaving some people’s accounts to those of other people without authorisation. Many of these cases have gone viral on social media, causing embarrassment for the banks involved – The issues are either quietly – or corrected with public acknowledgement. But not all are resolved.

    “As much as the country and even individuals would like to go cashless, these bad experiences leave a sour taste in the mouth, and they have continued to rain on the parade as Nigeria marches towards a cashless economy. It must be stressed that a cashless economy does not mean theft of money will stop, what it does is to change how thieves go about it. But more importantly, it also doesn’t mean thefts must occur.”

    He said in the electronic world, an article on The Balance Money, had described hackers as the bank robbers and muggers.

    He quoted the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS), as saying that growth in the use of electronic channels, specifically mobile devices has also enticed fraudsters into focusing their efforts on these electronic channels.

    “NIBSS also showed that fraud attempts via mobile channel saw a 330 per cent increase year-on-year (YoY) between 2019 and 2020, while attempts via web and POS channels saw a 173 per cent and 215 per cent increase YoY. In those nine months, 96 per cent of the attacks were successful and there were 46,126 of such attacks.

    “This trend is expected to continue as Nigeria further grows financial inclusion and customers become increasingly dependent on electronic channels for their day-to-day transactions,” NIBSS said. 


    Adeoye Ojuoko Has Said Partnerships With Different Motorsports Communities Will Drive The Needed Growth For The Sport In Nigeria In 2023

    3 months ago in Sports News

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    The Founder of the Work and Play Motoring group, Adeoye Ojuoko has said partnerships with different Motorsports communities will drive the needed growth for the sport in Nigeria in 2023.

    Ojuoko whose group partnered the BMW Club Nigeria to deliver the Xmas Auto Fest on December 18, 2022, in Victoria Island, Lagos said the industry has a lot to gain from the growth of Motorsports and the fusion of ideas through its different promoters.

    “I think that the event that we pulled off with the BMW Club Nigeria was the biggest Motorsport event in the country last year and that easily communicates the much the industry can achieve when we come together.

    “For now, we have very little window for professionalism in the sport in Nigeria and I think, as such most of the players have day jobs that keep them occupied. It means that most of the needle-moving activities for the sports will be better achieved as a group where everyone comes on board to work as a team,” he said.

    Ojuoko also added that pockets of other groups can also come on board to showcase their distinct purposes during those events, like racing clubs, vintage cars, and fans of retro-fitted vehicles.

    “You will be so amazed how many of these different sub-clubs are growing across the country. I think racing clubs because of their visibility, whenever they have activities, seem to be the most popular groups. But a bunch of other cars enthusiast that expresses their passion for the industry in various other forms are also growing and only when a common platform Is created that you can see them.”

    The Xmas Auto Fest, a third in the partnership arrangement between Work and Playgroup and BMW featured drag races and drifting from some of the most popular athletes across the country.

    “We had people who travelled in from Abuja, Zaria, Port Harcourt, Kebbi and other parts of the country. The fraternity events like these afford us, help us to deepen the engagement between different Motorsports communities around the country and chart ways to be able to move the sport forward,” he added.

    Work and Play is arguably Nigeria’s biggest Motorsport community, with over five events since its inauguration on May 27, 2018, and partnering several other events across the country.


    Former Arsenal, Real Madrid And Germany Star, Mesut Ozil Announces Retirement From Football At 34

    3 months ago in Sports News

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    Former Arsenal and Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil has announced his retirement from professional football, aged 34.

    The former Germany international had been playing for Turkish top-flight side Istanbul Basaksehir since joining in the summer but has only made eight appearances for the club following injury problems.

    Back issues have largely caused the playmaker to feature in only 187 minutes of football this term having moved from Fenerbahce following 18 months at the club.

    Ozil revealed the news on Instagram in a statement reading:

     ‘Hello everyone, After thoughtful consideration, l’m announcing my immediate retirement from professional football.

    ‘I’ve had the privilege to be a professional football player for almost 17 years now and I feel incredibly thankful for the opportunity.

    ‘But in recent weeks and months, having also suffered some injuries, it’s become more and more clear that it’s time to leave the big stage of football.’

    Ozil left the Gunners in January 2021 having been frozen out by current boss Mikel Arteta, but in a statement, he showed no ill feeling towards his former club where he won four FA Cups after signing for £42.5million from Real Madrid to much fanfare in 2013.

    ‘It has been an amazing journey filled with unforgettable moments and emotions,’ he added.

    ‘I want to thank my clubs – Schalke, Werder Bremen, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Fenerbahce, Basaksehir and the coaches who supported me, plus team-mates who have become friends.

    ‘Special thanks must go to my family members and my closest friends. They have been a part of my journey from day one and have given me so much love and support, through the good times and the bad.

    ‘Thank you to all my fans who have shown me so much love no matter the circumstances and no matter which club I was representing.

    ‘Now I’m looking forward to everything that is in front of me with my beautiful wife, Amine, and my two beautiful daughters, Eda and Ela – but you can be sure that vou will hear from me from time to time on my social media channels.

    ‘See you soon, Mesut!’


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    I Never Asked People Not To Vote Peter Obi – Nyesom Wike

    3 months ago in Politics

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    Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has stated he never worked against the presidential ambitions of Peter Obi, candidate of the Labour Party (LP).

    Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Obi and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25, 2023 presidential poll.

    Speaking during a media chat on Wednesday, March 22-2023, the Rivers governor said there was no agreement in place for him to work for Obi as his main goal was to have a southerner become president.

    “I never told Rivers state people to vote for a candidate, I told them to vote for the unity of Nigeria. I take exception to Peter Obi’s comment that I came out against him. People are not being sincere, people are not being appreciative,” he said.

    “In 2019, ask Peter Obi, I was part of the team that chose Peter Obi to be the vice-presidential candidate of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. When we met at Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s house, he said these are the names and we chose Peter Obi.
    “While we were at (Bukola) Saraki’s house in the night, I was fought by people like Ike Ekweremadu and my own friend, people like the governor of Ebonyi state, people were like why must I be the one to choose Peter Obi, why must I choose for the candidates?

    “Did he come out to say Governor Wike was the one who supported me to be the vice-presidential candidate?

    “When he said I came out against him, it is unfortunate because nobody has ever heard me during my campaigns saying don’t vote for Peter Obi, I never said so. But even if that is the case, that I didn’t support you, you cannot say that I came out against you. I didn’t have any agreement with you in the first place.”

    Wike said the G5 governors of the PDP were committed to ensuring a southern candidate was elected as president.

    “I can tell you not just G5 governors, the Integrity Group met and said they are all for a southern president but not for the northern president again and that power has to shift,” he added.

    “There was never a time that we said it must be who or it must be this but however, we formulated strategies that must make a southern president emerge and those strategies were carried out and results were achieved.”


    Alex Otti Reacts After Winning Abia State 2023 Governorship Election

    3 months ago in Politics

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    Abia State Governor-elect, Alex Otti of the Labour Party, has taken to twitter to react after he was announced winner of the governorship election in the state.

    After days of stalling, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced Otti winner of the 18 March Governorship election in Abia State on Wednesday, March 22.

    Reacting to his victory via his official Twitter account, Otti pledged to serve Abians judiciously for the next four years. 

    He wrote: “See what the Lord has done.”

    He added in another tweet: “With deep humility and a profound sense of responsibility, I wholeheartedly accept your mandate to be your chief servant for the next 4 years.”

    Otti got 175,467 votes, while his closest rival, Ahiwe, got 88,529, according to INEC.

    Otti’s victory led to jubilation across the streets of Umuahia and other parts of the state.


    Minister of State for Petroleum “Timipre Sylva” Says :- Port Harcourt Refinery Will Be Ready In The Second Quarter Of 2023

    3 months ago in Economy

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    The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has said the Port Harcourt refinery is near completion and will be ready for work in the second quarter of 2023.

     The Minister stated this at the seminar by Defence Correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday, March 22-2023.

    Represented by his media aide, Horatius Egua, the Minister said the problems confronting the oil and gas industry stemmed from years of neglect by past administrations. 

    “The oil and gas industry is the most complex sector in this country. The more you look, the less you see.  In the last 12 months, the order by the president to end oil theft in the country is beginning to yield results. Before then our production went down to 900, 000 barrels per day but today it is gradually picking up and oscillating between 1.5 and 1.6 million barrels per day.

    Apart from stealing, past governments did not invest in infrastructure in the oil and gas sector for a very long time. You find pipeline rupturing; we could not get what we wanted but this administration has done that. Also, our refineries are not working despite the millions of naira spent on them.

    The president directed that the refineries must work and as it is the Porth Harcourt refinery is at 65-70 percent. hopefully before the end of the second quarter of the year. I believe something will come out of that refinery.”


    Body Guards Of North Korean Leader “Kim Jong-un” Face Execution For Letting Him Go Out With A Stained Jacket

    3 months ago in International News

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    Some North Korean bodyguards face the prospect of being killed for allowing leader Kim Jong-un to go out with stained clothes.

    The dictator was inspecting a missile launch last week when propaganda pictures captured a stain on his cloth.

    His jacket appeared to be covered in white marks, and reports came out in North Korea that Kim’s staff will be punished for failing to ‘protect his dignity.’

    A blogger of North Korean news, Michael Madden said those responsible for the stain face demotions or hard labour but even execution could not be ruled out.

    ‘My initial reaction was OMFG,’ he said. ‘Personnel who have irritated the supreme leader are usually punished with demotions, hardship assignments or labour education.

    ‘It is unlikely that anyone will get shot over something like this – unless the leader is feeling particularly mercurial.

    ‘But if he got angry about this then a few people will probably get sent to a construction site or a farm for a month or two to think about this minor transgression.’

    He added: ‘It is not unheard of to be sent away for execution.

    ‘There are accounts of the leader’s father, Kim Jong-il, having bodyguards and members of his personal staff sent to prisons and in one case to the firing squad for very minor offenses.

    ‘One unconfirmed story is that a member of his personal staff sat at his desk and smoked one of his cigarettes. Kim Jong-il discovered this and had the man shot.’

    Madden, who runs the North Korea Leadership Watch website, said the guards might have to write a letter of apology to reduce their punishment.

    But he said it was also possible that Kim lets it slide ‘since he is far less prone to mood swings and problems with emotional regulation than his father’.


    FGN :- We Blocked 3.8m Cyber Attacks During Governorship Elections

    3 months ago in Federal News

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    The federal government has announced that a total of 3,834,244 cyber-attacks were made against Nigeria during the last governorship and state house of assembly elections.

    According to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the attacks originated from both within and outside Nigeria.

    Pantami said 1.05m attacks were recorded a day to the governorship and state houses of assembly while 1.5m attacks were recorded on the election day.

    327,718 attacks were recorded on Sunday, March 19 while 977,783 attacks were launched on the country’s IT infrastructure on Monday, March 20.

    During election period, series of hacking attempts that were recorded and they include “Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), email and Internet Protocol Spoofing (IPS) attacks, SSH Login Attempts, Brute force Injection attempts, Path Traversal, Detection Evasion, and Forceful Browsing.”

    The statement signed released by Pantami’s technical aide, Dr Femi Adeluyi, read; 

    “It is interesting to note that the activities of cyberthreat actors on the Nigerian cyberspace during the Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections are much lower than those during the Presidential and National Assembly elections. This is neither surprising nor unexpected as, Nigeria being Africa’s largest democracy, the Presidential and National Assembly elections are bound to attract much attention of everyone, including cyberthreat actors, than during the Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections. Furthermore, the Honourable Minister is confident that the implementation of some recommendations as well as measures taken to fortify our cyber defence mechanisms might have helped in this”

    The Minister who revealed that the attacks were neutralised by agencies under his ministry, added that the ministry had earlier developed and implemented plans to enhance the resilience of critical digital infrastructure against cyber threats in the country.

    Pantami also said the country had designed procedures and used superior technologies to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber-attacks, as well as developed the ability to quickly recover from any damage that is done when attacks occur.


    Boxer Punches His Brother-in-law To Death In Edo State

    3 months ago in Breaking

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    A boxer identified as Scott Eguabor, is on the run after he allegedly punched his brother-in-law, Sunday Okoro to death, in Benin City, Edo State.

    It was gathered that Sunday was trying to resolve a marital crisis between the boxer and his wife, the deceased’s immediate younger sister.

    According to Nigerian Tribune, the incident occurred March 19, 2023, at Erie Street, off Sokponba Road, Benin City, one week after the boxer allegedly assaulted a Pastor following a disagreement over security levy.

    Eguabor, a Coach in charge of Boxing in Edo State Ministry of Sports Council and Head of the State Security Network in Erie and its environs, allegedly fled his home after committing the crime, barely one month after the victim’s wife gave birth. 

    Okoro, a father of three children, was said to have responded to an invitation by his younger sister, who is a renowned Judoka in the same Sports Ministry with her husband, to settle a quarrel in their house. 

    An eyewitness,  Osahon Okoro-Obaraye, told the publication that Eguabor inflicted severe injuries on Okoro’s eyes and nose.

    According to him, Sunday wept bitterly over the attack before he proceeded to Esigie Police Division where he formally made the complaint and was advised by a policeman on duty to go and treat the injury. 

    The eyewitness added that in the heat of his ordeal, Mr. Sunday, who is believed to be in his early 30’s, and bleeding severely trekked to his in-law’s house in First Erie Lane and demanded the whereabouts of Boxer, without the presence of the police who did not follow the injured victim to the scene of the crime.

    He explained that suddenly, Sunday, who could barely mutter, allegedly slumped and gave up the ghost and upon sensing danger, the alleged murderer fled immediately.

    Okoro-Obaraye recalled how Eguabor had terrorized residents of Erie and its environs with firearms under the toga of Edo State Vigilante Network, Aruosa Command near Igbesamwan street junction.

    Distraught Okoro-Obaraye also revealed that he took Sunday in his vehicle to different hospitals in Benin for urgent medical attention after he slumped, but Sunday was confirmed dead by the doctors.

    He alleged that Eguabor also dealt with several persons in the neighbourhood including a cleric, who was luckily rescued by his church members after the suspect attacked him.

    Okoro-Obaraye said the suspect’s wife, had informed her elder brother who lives in Upper Sokponba Road on a telephone to come to her rescue when she had a fracas with her husband late Saturday, March 18th 2023.

    “Scott’s wife told her brother that her life was in danger. Consequently, the elder brother called Mr Sunday who works in Erie street as a coffin maker but lives on Ski street in Benin intervenes,” he explained. 

    “After Sunday, who was in the church received a phone call from his elder brother, he left his church at about 2 p.m. He (Sunday) greeted me (the eyewitness) in Erie Street and thereafter proceeded to a place called “Mama Joy bar” where Scott was relaxing. 

    “After greeting his brother-in-law (Scott) and his sister, he asked the couple they were always quarreling? Why can’t they stop their incessant quarrel. Suddenly, Scott stood up and gave Sunday a direct punch on his nose and mouth.

    “Immediately Sunday fell, Scott began to shout and ordered that Sunday’s life should be terminated. Consequently, some persons who were present at the scene were lifted Sunday from the floor. Momentarily, Sunday limped out of the scene and began to lament his ordeal.

    “Esigie police immediately prepared an extract for Sunday to go and treat himself at the police Clinic in Benin before Sunday began to make his statement.

    “They (sympathizers) wanted to bring Sunday’s corpse to the paternal home of his killer and I opposed it to avert further bloodshed. I then took his body to the same police station where we were advised to take his body to one of the hospital mortuaries we took him to after the incident for preservation.

    Mr Sunday, a casket maker, had just finished paying over N300,000 debt he incurred after his wife (widow) delivered a baby boy via a Caesarian Section (CS).

    “Who will take care of the young widow and his three children,?”  Okoro-Obaraye queried, while demanding justice.


    FGN Approves N5.16bn To Build 192 Flats For NDLEA Officials

    3 months ago in Economy

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    The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of N5.16bn, on Wednesday, 22nd-March-2023,  for the construction of two accommodation facilities comprising 192 flats of various room capacities for personnel of the National Drugs Laws Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

    The facility which will be located in Abuja would take the two contractors hired for the project 60 weeks to complete.

    The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, revealed this to State House Correspondents after this week’s Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    Malami premised the approval on the security and safety of the NDLEA’s Narcotics Superintendents and Assistants whom, he said, have come under attack due to their increased anti-drug campaigns.

    He said the campaigns led to 18,940 arrests, N40bn worth of hard drugs seized and 2,904 convictions between the first and third quarters of 2022 alone.

    However, the gains have made NDLEA personnel moving targets for vindictive drug lords, he said.

    The approval comes six months after Council okayed N580.50m for the purchase of four armoured vehicles for the Agency last September.

    At the time, NDLEA had just recovered N194bn worth of cocaine from an Ikorodu warehouse on September 19, 2022. The biggest drug bust in its 33-year history.

    Wednesday’s development also comes exactly one year after the Council approved the sum of N1.07bn for the procurement of eye-scanning lie detectors and night-vision goggles for NDLEA’s war on drugs.

    It brings the total amount of contracts approved for the agency since March 2022 to N6.81bn.


    Why New Nigerian President-elect “Tinubu” Travelled Out of Nigeria

    3 months ago in Politics

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    Tunde Rahman, a media aide to Tinubu has revealed why President-elect, Bola Tinubu traveled out of the country.
    Rahman confirmed on Wednesday that Tinubu left the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja for Europe on Tuesday night.
    Rahmad, however, noted that the trip was not to because Tinubu fell ill as reported by Sahara Reporters.
    The media aide noted that “after a very exhaustive campaign and election season, President-elect, Asíwájú Bola Tinubu, has travelled abroad to rest and plan his transition programme ahead of May 29, 2023 inauguration.
    “The President-elect decided to take a break after the hectic campaign and election season to rest in Paris and London, preparatory to going to Saudi Arabia for Umrah (Lesser Hajj) and the Ramadan Fasting that begins Thursday, 23rd-March-2023.
    “While away, the President-elect will also use the opportunity to plan his transition programme. He is expected back in the country soon.”
    Rahman, however, enjoined some sections of the media to stop publishing rumours and unsubstantiated claims and to always seek clarifications from the office of the President-elect.

    I Want To Thank My Wife For Peace – Says “Emeka Ike” As He Shares Love Note She Gave Him On His 56th Birthday

    3 months ago in Nollywood Gist

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    Popular Veteran Nollywood actor and filmmaker, Emeka Ike has thanked his wife for celebrating him on his 56th birthday.
    Recall that the actor turned 56 today, 22nd-March-2023. His beautiful South African wife, Yolanda took out time to celebrate him.
    On his Instagram page, the actor shared notes his wife gave him as she professed her undying love for him.
    In Emeka Ike’s post, he noted that he cherished his fans, thanking his wife for the peace, love, and teamwork and for reviving the youth in him.
    His caption reads, “Thank you dear cherished fans. Most of all I want to specially thank my wife for the peace, love, teamwork and for reviving the youth in me”.


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    Tonto Dikeh:- Funke Akindele Deserves Her Flowers For Standing Up For Lagos State

    3 months ago in Politics

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    Nollywood actress cum politician, Tonto Dikeh has taken to Instagram to celebrate her colleague, Funke Akindele for being bold enough to be a deputy-governorship candidate in Lagos State during the recently concluded polls.

    A few days before the elections, Tonto Dikeh and her principal, Tonte Ibraye stepped down from running for the governorship and deputy governorship position to join APC.

    Tonto Dikeh has taken to her page to express her gratitude to all who supported her political career and also campaigned for her; adding that she is not giving up. She further eulogized Funke Akindele pushing her way through irrespective of the political structures that favour men mostly.

    She wrote; “Dear fellow citizens,

    The 2023 General Election has been an incredible journey, filled with both triumphs and disappointments. But as I reflect on the experience, I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of it all, especially for being considered the Deputy Governorship candidate under the prestigious platform of Africa Democratic Congress (ADC) with his Excellency, Hon. @tonteibraye I do not take this for granted.

    I want to express my deepest appreciation to everyone who supported me throughout this campaign. First to Almighty God for granting me the grace, second to my family, I am indebted for their unwavering love and support, thirdly To the good people of Rivers State, I am humbled by your belief in me, and I promise to continue fighting for you in any way that I can.

    I also want to extend my gratitude to the entire official, members, and volunteers of our great organization, @cymsnigeria. Led by the Director General, Chief Obinna Nwaka, I am grateful for your understanding, support, and presence all through this struggle.

    To my local and international fans, The Tonto Dikeh Foundation, media, bloggers, celebrities, and all those who showed me love, publicity, and support, thank you from the bottom of my heart. The journey has been ours together, and I am proud of what we have achieved.

    4thly I would to love to give @funkejenifaakindele her flower for standing up for LAGOS STATE. For me, it has always been about integrity, not PARTY

    As a woman, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to participate in politics. But I urge my fellow women not to be discouraged. Instead, let us support each other, regardless of political affiliation. Also, I know I may have offended some people during this course, hence I ask for forgiveness.

    As the 2023 Election concludes with a newly elected leader, I want to urge everyone to ensure we prioritize the peace and prosperity of our darling Rivers State over our emotions. for the unity and development of our country Nigeria. because only together, we can make a difference.


    Thank you all, and God bless.🤲🏻

    Her Excellency,

    Amb Tonto Dikeh,

    ADC Deputy Governorship Candidate

    Rivers State.“

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    Don’t Stay in Lagos, And Benefit From The Leadership, Infrastructure And Economy Lagosians Built Over Time:- Pastor Reno Omokri Tells Ibomites

    3 months ago in Breaking

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    “Don’t stay in Lagos, and benefit from the leadership, infrastructure and economy Lagosians built over time, yet carry resentment towards them. You threaten violence and de-market Lagos on social media. You have options. Behave or relocate!” –

     Let me open this short contribution by saying that I completely agree with the views expressed above by Pastor Reno Omokri. Let us hope that those he is attempting to offer such wise counsel appreciate & accept it before it is too late. I am constrained to go further by saying that I also share the views of my dear friend, brother & colleague, Omo Oba Bayo Onanuga, who reflected the views and thoughts of millions of our fellow Yorubas when he expressed deep and legitimate concerns about the attempt by the Ibo community in Lagos to take over our land and claim it as theirs. This is something that they themselves would never tolerate members of any other ethnic nationality to attempt to do in the east and neither would any of us try it. The truth is that if you insist on living in someone elses land or territory you must respect them. And as they say, respect begets respect. If you must live amongst us kindly refrain from poking your fingers into our eyes simply because we gave you the space & afforded you the opportunities that you have refused to offer us in the east. We do this because we are a decent, civilised, kind-hearted, peace-loving and just people who believe strongly in the ethos of charity, plurality of community, efficacy of racial and religious harmony, peaceful-coexistence & full & unfettered integration. That does NOT however mean that we are fools. Our history proves that we are slow to anger but irresistible in battle. It is not wise to provoke us or raise our sleeping sword. Being too kind, accommodating & charitable has its price and it appears that we the Yoruba may have learnt this the hard way. Opening up your home to a stranger & being your brothers keeper is one thing but giving him your head & all that is dear to you on a platter of gold is quite another. The truth is that the Ibo in Lagos are no longer welcome by the people of Lagos. And unless they change their attitude quickly & drastically it may well be better for them to go home. As a consequence of recent events & the outrageous & insulting “Lagos is a no man’s land” battle cry & mantra which many Ibos in Lagos espouse & constantly bellow & mouth, many of our people believe that Alaba Int. Market, Computer Village, Trade Fair & other places that they have occupied & taken over should be evacuated & vacated & converted to schools, deep sea ports, housing estates & amusement parks. That is the level of anger & view of millions of our people today & we ignore those views at our peril. They also believe that we should act fast & make the necessary changes in our attitude to non-Yoruba settlers and aliens and reflect on our propensity for being too “woke” & too liberal in our dealings with them. This view was ably reflected by

    when he tweeted the following a day after the Governorship election in Lagos. He wrote, “Congrats to putting an end to the issue of real ownership of Lagos. Going forward, let there be a review of the following: Land ownership and rent law. Elective & appointive policy. Ethnic concentration of markets. Limits to liberalisation culture. Teaching of Yoruba history. Be wary of usurpers!” Points taken & forceful, compelling & lucid they are too. In his own contribution

    again reflected the mood when he tweeted the following: “We voted in Lagos today not along political lines but along the lines of heritage. We voted for our pride. We made a statement that our liberal nature should never be abused. What we won’t attempt in yours, do not force on us. We voted to retain Lagos”. These are insightful and incisive contributions & they must be taken seriously.


    Ebonyi State PDP Chieftain Attacked And Killed By Hoodlums

    3 months ago in Politics

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    Peter Nweke, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Ezza North Local Government Area, of Ebonyi State has died.

    The man, who was allegedly beaten by thugs suspected to be loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress in Ebonyi State, sadly passed away.

    Nweke reportedly died from injuries he sustained from attacks by hoodlums on Saturday 18th-March-2023, during the governorship and state Assembly elections.

    The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed his death on Sunday 19th-March, 2023.

    She said Nweke was beaten up and rushed to the hospital unconscious where he was later pronounced dead by a doctor.

    She said the police had launched an investigation into the death with a view to arresting and prosecuting those responsible.

    The younger brother of the deceased, Samson, also confirmed the death to news men.

    Samson had on Saturday informed our correspondent that his brother was beaten into a coma by APC thugs.

    He said, “The thugs, wielding with AK-47 rifles, invaded his Polling Unit 10, Ogboji Ward, Ezza North LGA Ebonyi State. The thugs came in two carter motorcycles and surrounded him and others. They beat my brother, Mr Nweke Peter, till he went into a coma. He was rushed to hospital.

    “The hoodlums were also said to have set ablaze all the electoral materials in the three booths in Ndiagu Ogboji, booths 009, 010 and 011.”

    Samson said his late brother had warned him to be careful as he had received intelligence that the two of them had been marked for elimination.

    He recalled, “Two weeks ago, Peter came visiting me in Abakaliki. I wasn’t in the house but he met my wife. He told my wife to tell me that I should be very careful. He said that a certain political party had penned down some persons in our community for elimination on or before the election date. He said he was number one on the list, that I was number two and that there were three other persons.

    “Today, it happened to us. While I luckily survived it, my brother could not. They killed him at the polling unit. I wish today never came.  How I wish there was never a date called March 18, 2023. My brother wouldn’t have died. A young man so full of life and promise.”


    Apostle Johnson Suleman:- The Both Elections Held In Nigeria Has Proven That PVC Is Useless – (Video)

    3 months ago in Politics

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    General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman has said that the 2023 general elections in Nigeria have proven that the Permanent Voters Card used to cast votes during elections is useless because the leaders force their way into power.

    The clergyman stated this while preaching in his church on Sunday, March 19, 2023. He mentioned that Nigeria is not in any way practicing democracy but rather “Agberocracy” which in his words mean ‘’government of the agency by the agbero for the agbero”.

    He berated politicians for using thugs to snatch ballot boxes during the elections. He also kicked against the tribal sentiments expressed during the election, saying that no one pays tax based on their ethnicity and so the issue of ethnicity during elections should never arise.

    He appealed to Nigerian youths not to be discouraged by the outcome of the elections. He added that what he knows for a fact is that what is built on a false foundation can never stand.

    Watch the video below:



    Umo Eno Of PDP Wins Akwa Ibom State 2023 Governorship Election

    3 months ago in Politics

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    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Umo Eno of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the governorship election held on Saturday, March 18th-2023.

    The Returning Officer, Prof. Emmanuel Adigio, Vice Chancellor, Nigerian Maritime University, Delta, announced the results at on Sunday in Uyo.

    Adigio said Eno won in 29 out of 31 Local Government Areas of the state to defeat Sen. Bassey Akpan of the Young Progressive Party (YPP).

    He said that the PDP candidate scored 354,348 votes, beating closet rival, of Young Progressive Party (YPP), who got 136,262 votes.

    He also said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 129,602 votes while the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) got 12,509 votes while Labour Party (LP) scored 4,746 votes. (NAN)


    If You Cannot Provide For And Protect Your Woman, You Are Absolutely Nothing But A Glorified Dildo” Ime Bishop “Okon Lagos” Umoh Tells Men

    3 months ago in Naija Celebrity Gossips

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    Actor Ime Bishop Umoh, aka Okon Lagos, has said that any man who cannot provide for or protect his woman is just a “glorified dildo”.

    He explained in a video that men have two major duties – to provide and protect.

    Speaking in the video, he said: “If you cannot provide for and protect your woman, you are absolutely nothing but a glorified dildo.”

    In the caption, he wrote: “If you cannot provide for your woman and protect her, and she is still with you, just know that you are a glorified dildo.”


    Some Of Us Are Going Through Worse Things – BBNaija Star, Ka3na Calls Out ‘DM Beggars’

    3 months ago in BBNaija

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    Ka3na, the Big Brother Naija star, has sent out a message to online beggars.

    She called out ‘DM beggars’ for refusing to do something meaningful to change their circumstances. 

    “All these dm beggars need to chill! How about you ask How Are You First? So I can also tell you about my life history. Some of us are going through worse things but the difference is what we choose to do about the situation,” the mother of one wrote.

    “Sending random messages to people’s DMs  is never the solution. That way you reduce yourself to the mercy of others. You could be wealthier that but you rather accept your circumstances and settle for less than you deserve,” she added. 


    How I Ran Into Hundreds Of Millions In Debt After BBNaija – Leo DaSilva Opens Up

    3 months ago in BBNaija

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    A former Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) housemate, Leo Dasilva, has opened up about his business, recounting how his equity firm ran into a huge debt. 

    In a chat with Poco Lee, the dancer, on the ‘Clout Africa’ podcast, Leo spoke about life after BBNaija. 

    The reality star participated in the 2018 BBNaija show titled ‘Double Wahala’ which Miracle Igbokwe won.

    During the interview, Leo disclosed that the business which he founded after leaving the show was affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020.

    The reality star said he thereafter ran into hundreds of millions in debt.

    “In my personal life, I am extremely satisfied. Business wise I am very very satisfied because I can’t lie to you I was neck in debt for like three years because I run a private equity firm,” he said. 

    “And in a month before my birthday. I paid off all the debts. Hundreds of millions. 

    “The equity investment for me was like the thing I started after the house. Before I was boxing myself into just real estate but I discovered that my passion was not just for real estate. My passion was for money. I needed something that could bring more money.

    “Sometimes I used to wake up with (fear) that “am I going to court today?” In a manner that a lot of people invested. Some people traveled out of the country. But I made sure that I paid for all of that.

    “It was COVID-19 that really affected me. Not that I took the money and spent it.”

    Leo added that the reality TV show helped shape his brand visibility as a business owner. 

    “My brand has stayed relevant from Big Brother for almost five years. Just spending six weeks in the house, I really love that,” he added. 

    “I have never acted. Never sang any song. All I am now is a working-class, businessman who has clouts and is professionally fine. I am satisfied with that.”


    Ex-Boko Haram Fighter And Traditional Ruler Arrested For Drug Trafficking (See Photos)

    3 months ago in Drug Offences

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    A rehabilitated ex-fighter of the Boko Haram terror group, Alayi Madu, and the traditional ruler of Kajola, a border community between Ondo and Edo state, Baale Akinola Adebayo are among the 37 persons arrested over 2.2 tons of illicit drugs seized by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA Ikeja, Lagos and in raids across 12 states in the past week.

    A statement released by the spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Femi Babafemi, says as part of ongoing operations to mop up illicit drugs across the country ahead of the next round of elections, NDLEA officers in the early hours of Friday, March 10th, stormed Kajola forest in Kajola community, a border town between Edo and Ondo state where they destroyed three cannabis farms measuring 39.801546 hectares. The owner of the farms who claims to be the Ba’ale of Kajola, Akinola Adebayo, 35, was arrested on the farm at 2:30am, while two other suspects believed to be his workers: Arikuyeri Abdulrahman, 23 and Habibu Ologun, 25, were also nabbed in a hut near the farms. 

    In the same vein, a 26-year-old Alayi Madu, who was a Boko Haram fighter for 15 years before he surrendered to the Nigerian military in 2021 was intercepted by NDLEA operatives on Thursday 9th March along Abuja-Kaduna express road with 10 kilograms of skunk, which he said he bought in Ibadan, Oyo state and was taking the consignment concealed in a sack to Maiduguri, Borno state. 

    In his statement, Madu said he is from Banki town, Borno State and joined the notorious terrorist organisation, in 2006 when he was nine years old. He said he repented and surrendered to the military in 2021, after which he underwent rehabilitation and de-radicalization processes at Umaru Shehu rehabilitation centre, Maiduguri and Malam Sidi de-radicalization centre, Gombe before he was discharged after spending six months. Thereafter, he traveled to Ibadan, Oyo state where he worked as commercial motorcycle rider (Okada rider) before going into drug trafficking and his eventual arrest along Abuja-Kaduna express road.


    People Are Just Dropping Dead And Falling Sick” – BBNaija Star “Uriel Oputa” Speaks Against Poor Lifestyle Habits

    3 months ago in BBNaija

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    Big Brother Naija star, Uriel Oputa, hasPeople Are Just Dropping Dead And Falling Sick” – BBNaija Uriel Oputa Speaks Against Poor Lifestyle Habits said that people are dying prematurely and falling sick due to bad lifestyle habits. 

    According to the entrepreneur, unhealthy habits such as inadequate sleep, lack of exercise, not drinking enough water, consumption of starchy and fatty food, among others are contributing to strokes, heart-related issues, and other diseases. 

    “I honestly get sick when I see people post soups with plenty of oil and fatty meat. ( Evidence of good living they say) I see high cholesterol, stroke, heart issues,” she wrote on her Instagram story on Sunday, March 12th, 2023.

    “This our generation na only starchy food we know. I know a lot of people have gotten signs from their body. Pls make that change. Eat right, exercise, visit your doctor.” she added.  


    10 Lifeless Bodies Found Hours After Gunmen Attack In Southern Kaduna

    3 months ago in Bandits

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    As many as 10 lifeless bodies have been found in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

    The bodies were recovered after unknown gunmen attacked   Unguwar Wakili in  Zango Kataf LGA of Kaduna State. 

    In a statement, the authorities said a 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Ungwan Juju, Mabuhu, Ungwan Wakili and Zangon Urban with immediate effect. 

    “This is to allow men of the Nigerian Army to restore peace on that axis,” Yabo Chris Ephraim,Special Assistant (Media) to the Executive Chairman, Zangon Kataf Local Government Council of Kaduna State has said. 

    The police in Kaduna was yet to react to the incident. 

    Benin Youths Remove Their Shirts To Clean Peter Obi's Car As He Visits For Governorship Campaign (Videos)

    Benin Youths Remove Their Shirts To Clean Peter Obi’s Car As He Visits For Governorship Campaign (Videos)

    3 months ago in Politics

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    Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the last Nigerian Presidential election, has stormed Benin, the Edo State Capital.

    The politician received a rousing welcome in Benin city, the Edo state capital today March 11 as he visited the state for his party’s governorship campaign.

    Youths in the state were so excited they used their shirts to clean his car as he made his way to the campaign ground.

    Watch videos that captured the moment below:


    Full List Of 22 Nollywood Actors And Actresses That Died In 2021

    3 months ago in Nollywood

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    1. Romanus Amuta (Natty)

    1. Romanus Amuta (Natty)

    Date of birth: 1942 Demise date: 9 February 2022, Age at death: 79 years

    Romanus Amuta, also known as Natty, died in February 2022. He was among the country’s most prolific actors of the 1980s. He passed away in Lagos in February 2022 after a protracted illness.

    2. Lari Williams 

    2. Lari Williams 

    Date of birth: 1940 Demise date: 27 February 2022 Age at death: 81 years

    Lari Williams passed away in his hometown, Ikom, Cross-River, aged 81. He had a long-time illness that eventually led to his demise on 27 February 2022.

    3. Tafa Oloyede

    3. Tafa Oloyede

    Date of birth: 19 November 1952 Demise: 1 February 2022, Age at death: 69 years

    Tafa Oloyede was one of the top Nollywood actors who died in 2021. He joined Nigeria’s acting industry in 1974 and went on to become a household name in Nollywood. He passed away at the beginning of 2022 after a short illness. 

    4. Shade Akintaylor, alias Oluweri Magbo Ojo

    Date of birth: October 1962 Demise: 28 February 2022, Age at death: 59 years

    Shade Akintaylor, also known as Oluweri Magbo Ojo, passed away in the United Kingdom, aged 59 years. The late actress’s family reported that she died peacefully and quietly at night. Shade was one of the best-known Nollywood actresses in the 1980s and 1990s.

    5. Victor Decker

    5. Victor Decker

    Year of birth: 1949 Demise: 15 February 2021, Age at death: 72 years Before his demise

    Victor Decker was among the best-known Nigerian veteran actors. He died in mid-February 2021. His neighbours reportedly found him dead in his apartment, with his body in a sitting position.

    6. Rachel Oniga

    Rachel Oniga

    Date of birth: 23 May 1957 Demise: 31 July 2021, Age at death: 64 years

    Rachel Oniga passed away at the age of 64 due to malaria and typhoid-related complications. While there were rumours that she passed away due to COVID-19 complications, her family dismissed the speculations. She was among the top Nigerian actresses who died in 2021. 

    7. Jim Lawson Maduike 

    Jim Lawson Maduike 

    Date of birth: 25 December Demise: 9 January 2021

    Jim Lawson Maduike was a well-known television show host, actor, radio broadcaster, and writer. He became an actor in 2004 and featured in over 150 movies before his demise. He passed on at home after complaining of body aches for a short while.

    8. Ngozi Chiemeke

    Ngozi Chiemeke

    Demise: 7th December 2021 The young Nollywood actress was said to have gone to use a point-of-sale shop on Deeper Life Road in the Boji-Boji area of Agbor Owa, Ika North Local Government Area of Delta State when some armed men invaded the place and shot her. She succumbed to the wounds sustained during the shooting.

    9. Babatunde Omidina, alias Baba Suwe 

    Babatunde Omidina, alias Baba Suwe The late Baba Suwe. 

    Date of birth: 22 August 1958 Demise: 22 November 2021, Age at death: 63 years

    Babatunde Omidina, also known as Baba Suwe, died at the age of 63. In April 2019, he went to America to seek diabetes treatment. Unfortunately, his health declined significantly in the years following the visit, eventually resulting in his demise.

    10. Prince Ifeanyi Dike

    Prince Ifeanyi Dike

    Demise: 27 August 2021 Prince Ifeanyi Dike passed away due to kidney-related complications. He had been diagnosed with kidney failure years before his demise and even underwent a transplant. Unfortunately, he had a kidney failure relapse and passed on in the process of raising additional funds for medical care.

    11. Victor Olaotan 

    Victor Olaotan 

    Date of birth: 17 February 1952 Demise: 26 August 2021, Age at death: 69 years

    Victor Olaotan was a prolific actor best known for his leading role in the soap opera Tinsel. He became disabled for years after being involved in a car accident along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

    12. Stanley Okoro

    Date of birth: 10 October 1992 Demise: 11 August 2021, Age at death: 28 years

    Stanley Okoro was among the fastest-rising Nigerian actors who died in 2021. He was also a digital marketer and content creator and mainly appeared as a comedian in films. After his demise, his family alleged that colleagues poisoned him since he was suspected of having died from food poisoning. 

    13. Rich Oganiru 

    rich oganiru

     Instagram Date of birth: 23 May 1957 Demise: 10 August 2021, Age at death: 64 years

    Rich Oganiru passed on after battling an illness for several months. Sadly, he did not have access to proper healthcare due to a reported lack of funds. Before his demise, a video of the bedridden actor surfaced online. In the clip, he was seen begging for funds to help him get medical attention.

    14. Sam Obiagu 

    Date of birth: 25th-September-1964 Demise: 23 December 2021, Age at death: 57 years

    Sam Obiagu was renowned for his roles in The Orbit, Battle of Kings, Strength of Womanhood, The King’s Decision, Another Life, Blood Brothers, and Royal Headache. While the date of his demise is known, the cause of his death was never publicly disclosed.

    15. Olanrewaju Fasasi, alias Sound Sultan


    Date of birth: 27 November 1976 Demise: 11 July 2021, Age at death: 44 years

    Olanrewaju Fasasi, also known as Sound Sultan, passed away in New Jersey, United States of America. His death came after a spirited battle with a type of cancer known as Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.

    16. Dan Nkoloagu

    Dan Nkoloagu

    Date of birth: 1937 Demise: 22 January 2021 Age at death: 84 years

    Dan Nkoloagu was a veteran Nigerian actor who passed away due to health complications related to old age. These included arthritis and prostate issues. He was in and out of hospital for about a year prior to his demise.

    17. Abiodun Aleja 

    Abiodun Aleja 

    Date of birth: 16 April Demise: 21 May 2021 Abiodun Aleja was an actor, producer, and film director. He passed away at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), where he had been admitted following a short illness. 

    18. Bruno Iwuoha

    Bruno Iwuoha

    Date of birth: 6 October 1952 Demise: 10 April 2021 Age at death: 68 years

    Bruno Iwuoha passed away at the National Hospital Abuja after a long battle with diabetes. He was renowned for his roles spanning over 509 films in his lifetime. One of the late actor’s most recent roles was in the 2020 film Silent Prejudice.

    19. Karibi Fubara


    Karibi Fubara. Date of birth: 30 August, Demise: 15 December 2021

    Karibi Fubara died in mid-December 2021 after battling cancer for more than a year. He was diagnosed with the disease in 2020.

    20. Sadiq Daba

    Sadiq Daba

    Date of birth: 1951 Demise: 3 March 2021, Age at death: 70 years

    Sadiq Daba was a renowned Nigerian broadcast journalist and actor. He took his last breath at a Lagos hospital. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and later leukaemia and was hospitalized for months before his demise.

    21. Ernest Asuzu 

    Ernest Asuzu 

    Date of birth: 26 November 1983 Demise: 27 January 2021, Age at death: 37 years

    According to the late Ernest’s spouse, the renowned actor slept but never woke up. In 2015, he suffered a stroke that significantly affected his speech and had him bedridden for three years before his death.

    22. Folake Aremu (Orisabunmi)

     Folake Aremu (Orisabunmi)

    Date of birth: 10 October 1960 Demise: 5 January 2021, Age at death: 60 years

    Folake Aremu rose to prominence in the 1980s when she was cast to portray Orisabunmi in the television series, Arelu. Numerous other roles followed this in different productions in the 1990s. She passed away in her home in Ibadan, Oyo State. 



    Sam Obiago Biography: Date Of Birth, Children, Net Worth, Cause Of Death And More

    3 months ago in Biography

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    Late Sam Obiago Profile

    Full Name: Samuel Sam Obiago

    Date of Birth: 25th-September-1964

    Died: 23rd-December-2021

    Aged: 57

    Place of Birth: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    Nationality: Nigerian

    State of Origin: Delta State

    Education: St. Gregory College/Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria

    Occupation: Actor, Film Producer, Tv Personality

    Religion: Christianity

    Net Worth: $600, 000 

    Death Date: 23rd December 2021

    Who Was Sam Obiago?

    Sam Obiago born Samuel Sam Obiago, was a prominent Nigerian actor and filmmaker known for the several characters he played in films and for his movie productions.

    He was popularly known as ‘Daddy Sam.’

    He was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the United States of America on September 25th, 1964. He was 57 years old when he passed away.

    Early Life

    The only information known about Sam Obiago’s early life is that he was born in Nigeria where he grew up with his parents alongside his two sisters.


    The school where Sam Obiago did his primary education is not disclosed to the public yet, however, we know he graduated from St Gregory College and then continued to the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria where he also pursued a master’s degree in Business Administration.

    Sam Obiago Career

    Sam Obiago’s career started as a banker after he completed his graduate education in Nigeria. He first worked in Access Bank and then EcoBank Nigeria. 

    Later, he worked as Fine Craftsrall Lieutenant where he served as the CEO and the Managing Director.

    However, his acting career started in 2013 and he has since featured in over 100 Nollywood movies some of which you will find below.

    Some Of Sam Obiago’s Movies Include:

    1. Tears of a King.

    2. Gifted.

    3. Ghana Island.

    4. Woman Of Fire.

    5. Royal Turning Point.

    6. One Night Stand.

    7. Game of War.

    8. Village Runs.

    9. Magic Dragon, and lots others.

    10. Two Royal Rats.

    Sam Obiago Death

    Sam Obiago’s death was unexpected. It was announced on Emeka Rolla’s verified Instagram page. Emeka Rollas has served as the National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and on December 23rd, 2021, he took to his Instagram page to announce the death of Daddy Sam.

    Sam Obiago Family

    Sam Obiago was married to the love of his life, whose identity has not been confirmed yet. The beautiful union produced two children before Sam Obiago passed away. 

    He had two daughters; Diliam Boluwatife Obiago and Shalom C Obiago.

    We are still working on confirming if those were Sam Obiago’s only children. We will surely update more confirmed information under this section when we receive them.

    Sam Obiago Net Worth

    Until his death, Late Sam Obiago’s networth was $600, 000 (Six hundred thousand dollars).

    At the moment, we are following this up and will update every section of this biography when we receive further information.


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    Residents Jubilate As Military Storm Oba Elegushi Area Of Lagos Where Thugs Refused People From Voting Except It's For APC (Video)

    Voters Jubilate As Military Storm Oba Elegushi Area Of Lagos State Where Thugs Refused People From Voting Except It’s For APC (Video)

    3 months ago in Politics

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    As Nigeria decides today, a video of residents jubilating as military personnel arrived at the Oba Elegushi area of Lagos state to stop the intimidation of voters has surfaced online.

    Videos shared online have shown thugs visiting different polling units to tell voters they are not allowed to vote except for the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

    Oba Elegushi is one such area where the threat was made.

    After videos of the threat in Elegushi went viral, the military arrived in several cars.

    On sighting the military personnels, residents rejoiced and began chanting, “We must vote. we must vote.”

    Watch the video below:


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    I Am A S*x Addict, Friends Call Me Nymphomaniac – Says Jaypee

    5 months ago in BBNaija

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    Jaypee, a Big Brother Titans housemate, has made a new revelation about herself,.

    She revealed that she is actually addicted to s*x.

    Jaypee made this known during a conversation with Ebubu on Friday.

    The nurse said her friends calls her a “Nymphomaniac.

    “I am a s*x addict, my friends call me a Nymphomaniac.

    “I love s*x. Since yesterday I have been losing my mind. I am so horny like I am going crazy.

    “I’m that girl that guys meet and realized they don’t love s*x like I do. If I am with you, you are going enjoy the benefit.”


    Seven Nigerian Security And Civil Defence Corps Officials Killed By Bandits In Kaduna State Buried (Photos)

    5 months ago in Attacks

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    Seven personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) shot dead by bandits in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have been buried.

    The officers were ambushed and killed on Monday, 9th-January, 2023, while on routine duty of protecting Kuriga mining site.

    Their corpses were handed over to families and loved ones at the NSCDC Kaduna Command after a brief interment ceremony.

    The Commandant General of the Corps, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, mni, OFR,  paid his last respect to the slain officers at the lying in state ceremony, held on Saturday, 14th-January, 2023 at the Kaduna State Command of the Corps.

    Dr Audi expressed rude shock while consoling families, friends and loved ones on the sad loss and prayed for the repose of their souls.

    Represented by the Commandant, Kaduna Command, Idris Yahaya Adah, the CG praised the efforts of the gallant officers who lost their lives in defence of the country and described them as “Heroes, never to be forgotten.”

    Addressing people during the ceremony, Dr Audi said, “they died in active service, they fought a good fight with the last drop of blood in their veins to safeguard the country. Although the loss is painful and the tears are much, but God knows best. We cannot question God; therefore, let us live right, be in peace, love and harmony with our fellow men because one day, all of us will give account to God.”

    He described the 7 personnel who died as committed and dedicated members of the Corps who will be greatly missed by colleagues and friends at work.

    “They paid the supreme price for the nation, they died for us, they are our Heroes and we shall always remember them. The world is saddened, the President and Commander in Chief is saddened, Officers and men of the Corps are also saddened. What has happened has happened, we however, look unto God, and pray for forgiveness of their sins and for acceptance on the last day,” he said.

    The CG assured families and next of kins of the deceased of timely dispatch of benefits accruable to them.


    Gunmen Kidnap More than 30 Passengers, NRC Staff in Edo State

    5 months ago in Bandits

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    No fewer than 30 passengers and staff of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) are believed to have been victims of late Saturday’s 7th-January-2023 kidnap by gunmen at the Igueben train sub-station in Edo State.

    The Edo State Police Command Saturday night announced that scores of travellers waiting to board a train from Igueben in Igueben Local Government Area of the state to Warri in Delta State, were kidnapped by suspected herdsmen.

    The command, in a press statement endorsed by its spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, at about 9.55pm, stated that the incident happened at about 4.00pm Saturday.

    According to the statement, the suspected herdsmen, who were armed with AK 47 rifles, invaded the train station and shot sporadically into the air before herding unspecified number of intending travellers into the bush.

    In the process, some of the passengers, the command added, sustained bullet wounds, just as it assured Nigerians that bush combing and rescue operations had begun.

    Speaking on the development Sunday, the Liaison Officer to Igueben Local Government Area, Best Oseh, said security agencies and paramilitary organisations are combing the forests within in the area so as to rescue the victims and arrest of those behind the dastard act.

    He said: “As I speak, people are in the field all over the place, vigilante, security agencies and other people. Everybody is concerned but we have to be careful with what we divulge so that we won’t jeopardize the processes of what we are doing.

    “As for the category of people kidnapped, some of them are from Igueben, while others are passengers from other places and as for the number for now, we are looking at over 30 but we can only give comprehensive number when preliminary investigations are concluded.”

    Also, a resident in the area, Mr. Odia Benson, said the abductors released two kids who were with them, while a woman reportedly escaped.

    He said some staff of the NRC, including the station manager and ticket clerk, were among those abducted.

    According to him, “The train normally arrives by 5 pm so as at about 20 minutes to that time, bandits just came through the bush path and invaded the place. They took away the station manager, took away the booking clerk and about 29 other passengers made up of males and females.

    “As I speak with you, the Deputy Governor of the state, Philip Shaibu, left the place about an hour ago. The Commissioner of Police and his men are here, men the 4 Brigade Nigerian Army Commander are here, the Director of the Department of State Services (DSS) and some personnel and many paramilitary representatives are all here, including the DPO Igueben and his men, the Esan Akatakpa Security network. The hunters association have been in the forest since last night doing bush combing. We are hoping that by the end of today, the victims will be rescued.

    “The railway station is surrounded by forest, and there is no security, no police, no vigilante and they are at the mercy of God. The station is in Igeueben town, just about 1.2 km away from Igueben General Hospital.

    “I think only three of the victims are from Igueben; one of them is from Ward 8. We also had another who is married to an Igueben man but based in Warri while others are from Ekpoma, Uromi, Ubiaja, and elsewhere outside Edo State.

    “The kidnappers released two children, it is believed that they felt the children will slow down their movements. They dropped them in an abandoned petrol station. They called the family of the mother of the children that they should go and pick the children from the place they dropped them. One woman also escaped with her little baby. The woman escaped and found herself in Opoji  which in Esan Central Local Government Area.”


    Mike Adenuga’s Biography: Wives, Children, Net Worth, House, Family, Education, Parents, Wiki Facts, Mother, Business And More…

    5 months ago in Biography

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    Chief Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr CSG GCON (born 29th-April-1953) is an influential Nigerian businessman known professionally as Mike Adenuga.

    He is a billionaire and the third richest person in Africa behind Nassef Sawiris of Egypt and Aliko Dangote of Nigeria.

    He is the founder of a telecom company known as Globacom, which stands as Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator and has a presence in other west African countries such as Ghana and Benin republic. 

    Mike Adenuga also owns stakes in the Equitorial Trust Bank and the oil exploration firm Conoil (formerly Consolidated Oil Company).



    Real Name: Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr
    Stage Name: Mike Adenuga
    Born: 29th-April-1953 
    Place of Birth: Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
    State Of Origin: Oyo State
    Nationality: Nigerian
    Height: 1.73 m
    Parents: Michael Agbolade Adenuga Sr, Juliana Oyindamola
    Siblings: Demola Adenuga, Otunba Adenuga
    Wife • Spouse: Adefolake Emilia Adenuga, Titi Joyce Adenuga
    Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
    Children: Paddy Adenuga, Bella Disu, Eniola Adenuga, Adetutu Oyindamola Emilia, Michael Babajide Adenuga, Abimbola Adenuga, Sade Adenuga, Adeniyi Adenuga, Folashade Adenuga
    Occupation: Businessman
    Net Worth: US$6.8 billion

    Early Life & Education

    Mike Adenuga was born in the city of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, on 29 April 1953. He is of Yoruba ancestry. He has two siblings whose names are Demola Adenuga and Otunba Adenuga. Is he related to Wale Adenuga? The answer is no and there’s no verified publication to backup this claim.

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    His father, the Oloye Michael Agbolade Adenuga Sr, served as a school teacher, while his mother, Omoba Juliana Oyindamola Adenuga, was a businesswoman of royal Ijebu descent.

    Mike Adenuga earned his secondary school education at the Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, and attended Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro, for his Higher School Certificate (HSC). He worked as a taxi driver to help fund his university education back then.

    His hustle paid off as he graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Pace University, New York, respectively, with degrees in Business Administration.


    Mike Adenuga made his first million in 1979, at the age of 26, selling lace and distributing soft drinks. In 1990, he was handed a drilling license. In 1991, Consolidated Oil struck oil in the shallow waters of Southwestern Ondo State, becoming the first indigenous oil company to do so in commercial quantity.

    Furthermore, he was issued a conditional GSM license in 1999, though it was revoked. Notwithstanding, he received a second one when the government-held another auction in 2003. He immediately launched a telecom company called Globacom, and operation spread quickly and started challenging telecom giant and biggest rival MTN Group in the communication Industry.

    Globacom launched its services in the Benin republic in 2008 and has continued its spread across Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, with more licenses currently being prospected in other West African countries.

    Mike Adenuga‘s hard work did not go unnoticed as he was named African Entrepreneur of The Year at the first African Telecoms Awards (ATA) in August 2007.

    In May 2015, he made a sensational takeover bid to purchase an Ivorian mobile telecom operator Comium Côte d’Ivoire for US$600 million.

    Awards & Recognitions

    Mike Adenuga has received numerous awards, honors, and recognitions, both national and international, recognizing his great deeds. In 2012, the Globacom CEO was named the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) by the government of Nigeria, led by the then-president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

    In addition, he holds a Yoruba tribal chieftaincy as the Otunba Apesin of the Ijebu clan. In 2018, he was decorated with the insignia of a Commander of the Legion of Honour by President Emmanuel Macron of France.

    In 2019, Mike Adenuga was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine and was named African Entrepreneur of The Year at ATA in 2007. 

    The Nigerian business mogul was also recognized with the Companion of the Star of Ghana (CSG) in 2018 and named amongst the 100 distinguished and Eminent Nigerians Centenary Awards in 2018.

    Social Media Handles

    Business mogul and owner of the telecom giant Globalcom Mike Adenuga has an active Instagram account @mikeadenuga26. 

    Personal Life 

    Mike Adenuga has two wives, Adefolake Emilia Adenuga and Titi Joyce Adenuga, with seven children (5 girls and two boys). His first wife is in between the two.

    His sons are Michael Babajide AdenugaEniola Adenuga, and Paddy Adenuga, whereas his daughters are Abimbola AdenugaAdetutu Oyindamola Emilia, and Bella Disu.

    Mike Adenuga’s children are Paddy AdenugaBella Disu, Eniola AdenugaAdetutu Oyindamola EmiliaMichael Babajide AdenugaAbimbola AdenugaSade AdenugaAdeniyi Adenuga, and Folashade Adenuga.

    Net Worth 

    Forbes has estimated Mike Adenuga‘s net worth at US$6.8 billion. He is currently the third richest man in Africa, earning his income from his oil companies, business ventures, and telecom company Globacom. 

    He also owns stakes at the Equitorial Trust Bank and the oil exploration firm Conoil (formerly Consolidated Oil Company).


    18 Very Important Things To Teach Your Wards/Son From A Very Tender Age

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    1. Teach your kids about communication, critical thinking, and how to manage their emotions.
    2. Be a responsible father and you’ll get respect from your kids and spouse. Don’t show them weakness.
    3. Talk to your son that no one is coming to save him only he can.
    4. Instill discipline in your girl child and help her build that inner beauty of a woman (good character) which is the only thing that can determine how long she can keep a man or how long she can remain in her husbands house.
    5. At a young age, teach your kids to take responsibility. Without it, they’ll never become responsible adults.
    6. Don’t teach your kids to be perfect, teach them how to learn from mistakes.
    7. Teach your kids how to think, not what to think.
    8. Teach your son that, the only two things that can ruin him are drugs and women, teach him how to handle both.
    9. Teach your kids that life is not a zero-sum game. Approaching their worries is the secret to a more promising life.
    10. Never abandon your kids when it gets hard, that’s when they need you the most.
    11. Don’t rely on the school to teach your kids about financial literacy. Talk to them about money, business, and success at a young age.
    12. Your kids don’t need a bigger home, all they need is love and a responsible dad.
    13. Spend at least an hour a day together with your spouse talking about personal dreams and plans.
    14. Never argue with your wife in front of the kids. When the father respects his wife the kids respect their parents.
    15. Affirm to them that all emotions are valid but not all emotions are correct. They need to feel and then test them.
    16. Love your family for who they are, not for whom you want them to be.
    17. Teach your son that men aren’t defined by their height, beard, or wallet, but by the content of their character.
    18. Teach them that life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating the best self version.

    Barack Obama’s Biography: Net Worth, Birthday, Wife, Children, Parents, Family, Sister, Education, Siblings, Wiki Facts And More…

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    Barack Hussein Obama II (born 4 August 1961), professionally addressed as Barack Obama, is a celebrated American politician. He served as the United States’ 44th president from 2009 to 2017. He happened to be the first black American president of the USA.

    Barack Obama left the University of Columbia. He worked as a community organizer in Chicago. Later on, in 1988, he went to Law School and served as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.

    Coming back to politics, he served from 1997 to 2004 in the Illinois Senate when he ran for the post of senator.

    With Barack Obama‘s March Senate primary victory, his well-received July Democratic National Convention keynote address, and his overwhelming November election to the Senate, Barack Obama gained national notoriety in 2004.



    Real Name: Barack Hussein Obama II
    Stage Name: Barack Obama
    Born: 4th-August-1961
    Place of Birth: Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
    Nationality: American, Kenyan
    Height: 1.87 m
    Parents: Barack Obama Sr., Stanley Ann Dunham
    Siblings: Auma Obama, Maya Soetoro-Ng, George Obama, Malik Obama, Bernard Obama, Abo Obama, David Ndesandjo, Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo
    Wife • Spouse: Michelle Obama (m. 1992)
    Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
    Children: Malia Ann Obama, Sasha Obama
    Occupation: Politician
    Net Worth: US$48 million

    Early Life & Education

    Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, HI, Hawaii on August 4th, 1961.

    He is the first and only President of the United States to be born outside of the contiguous 48 states.

    Stanley Ann Dunham, his mother, was of English, German, Swiss, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. In 1960, she met Barack Obama Sr. in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii Manio, where he was a scholarship student.

    Barack Obama Sr., a Kenyan, was already married at the time. In 1961, Barack Obama Sr. and Stanley Ann Dunham married. Six months later, Barack Obama was born.

    After his divorce from Stanley Ann Dunham in 1964,  Barack Obama Sr. came back to Kenya and married again. After returning to the United States, Barack Obama Sr. only paid a visit to Barack Obama. However, Barack Obama‘s father died in a tragedic car accident.

    At the time, Barack Obama was 21 years old. Stanley Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian, in March 1965. Lolo Soetoro returned to Indonesia when his visa extension application was denied. In 1967, Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Obama joined him there.

    Barack Obama was born in Indonesia and lived there until 1971, when he returned to Honolulu to live with his mother’s parents. He graduated from high school here in 1979. Lolo and Ann were married until 1980. Unfortunately, she passed away in 1995 after a long battle with cancer.

    Barack Obama has several half-brothers and sisters from both his mother and father. Barack Obama‘s siblings are Auma ObamaMaya Soetoro-NgGeorge ObamaMalik ObamaBernard ObamaAbo ObamaDavid Ndesandjo, and Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo. He moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school in 1979 to attend Occidental College, where he received a full scholarship.

    He transferred to Columbia University in 1981 and received a bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in international relations. In 1983, he received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. He worked for Business International Corporation as a financial researcher for a year, then for numerous New York non-profits as a project organizer.

    Barack Obama moved to Chicago in 1985 after being appointed as a director for the Developing Communities Project, a non-profit organization. From 1985 through 1988, he worked there. He spent two months traveling throughout the world in 1988, including five weeks in Kenya visiting relatives.

    In the fall of 1987, Barack Obama attended Harvard Law School, where he became the president of Harvard Law Review.

    He returned to Chicago to continue working as a community organizer over the summers. Barack Obama worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago after graduation.


    In February 2007, Barack Obama started his Presidency campaign in front of the Old State Capitol building in Illinois. The location chosen for the announcement was noteworthy because it was also the site of Abraham Lincoln‘s landmark “House Divided” address in 1858.

    In a campaign that projected themes of optimism and change, Barack Obama stressed subjects such as ending the Iraq War quickly, improving energy independence, and revamping the healthcare system.

    The Democratic Party’s presidential primaries attracted a large number of contenders. After early contests, the field narrowed to a two-horse race between Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton. The race remained close throughout the primary, but Barack Obama gained a steady lead.

    Hillary Clinton abandoned her candidacy on June 7, 2008, and backed Barack Obama.

    Barack Obama announced his choice of Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate on August 23, 2008. Barack Obama chose Joe Biden from a field that included former Indiana Governor and Senator Evan Bayh and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.

    Hillary Clinton called on her followers to back Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, and both she and Bill Clinton gave convention speeches in his support. Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech in front of an estimated 84,500 people at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium; the address was viewed by over three million people worldwide.

    Barack Obama‘s campaign broke multiple fundraising records throughout both the primary and general elections, notably in the number of small donations. On June 19, 2008, he became the first major-party presidential contender since the system’s inception in 1976 to decline public financing in the general election.

    John McCain was nominated for the Republican presidential nomination, and Sarah Palin was chosen as his running mate. In September and October 2008, Barack Obama and John McCain faced three presidential debates.

    On November 4, Barack Obama was elected president with 365 electoral votes to John McCain‘s 173. He received 52.9 percent of the vote, while John McCain received 45.7 percent. He was the first black president of the United States.

    In Chicago’s Grant Park, Barack Obama gave his victory address in front of hundreds of thousands of fans. He is one of three US senators who have gone straight from the Senate to the White House, Warren GWarren G. Harding and John F. Kennedy.

    Barack Obama entered the Presidents office as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009. In his first few days in office, he issued executive directives and presidential memoranda ordering the US military to begin plans to evacuate troops from Iraq.

    He ordered the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay to be closed, but Congress obstructed him by refusing to authorize the necessary funds and refusing to relocate any detainees. Barack Obama eased the constraints on the privacy of presidential records.

    Barack Obama also repealed President George W. Bush‘s reinstatement of President Ronald Reagan‘s Mexico City policy, which barred federal funding for international family planning groups that perform or provide abortion counseling.

    Personal Life

    Barack Obama worked at Sidley Austin, a Chicago law firm, in the summer of 1989. Michelle Obama, an associate, was appointed to be his advisor for three months, beginning in June.

    They began dating soon after and were engaged in 1991. On October 3rd, 1992, they tied the knot.

    Their marriage is blessed with two kids. Malia Ann Obama, born in 1998, and Sasha Obama, born in 2001, are their two daughters.

    Net Worth

    Barack Obama‘s net worth and salary: Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States and a former Senator from Illinois. He is the first African-American president of the United States, having served in the Illinois Senate for one term.

    Barack Obama‘s net worth is US$48 million as of this writing. For the majority of their adult life, the Obamas were not wealthy. As Barack Obama entered the political spotlight in 2005, they initially became millionaires thanks to book revenues.

    Social Media Handles

    • Twitter: @BarackObama
    • Instagram: @barackobama
    • Facebook: @barackobama

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    Michelle Obama’s Biography: Brother, Spouse, Children, Birthday, Net Worth, Education, Height, Quotes, Wiki Facts, Parents, Achievements And More…

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    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 20, 1964), addressed as Michelle Obama, is a renowned politician, author, attorney, and businesswoman from the United States. She served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. 

    She was the first African-American woman to hold this post in the United States. She is former President Barack Obama‘s wife.

    Throughout 2007 and 2008, Michelle Obama campaigned for her husband’s presidential campaign, giving a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention 2008. 

    During her tenure as the first lady, Michelle Obama acted as a role model for women and promoted poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical exercise, and healthy eating. She was a fashion icon and a supporter of American designers.



    Full Name: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama
    Stage Name: Michelle Obama
    Born: 17th-January-1964
    Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
    Education: Harvard Law School (1988), Princeton University (1981–1985), Whitney Young Magnet High School (1977–1981)
    Nationality: American
    Height: 1.8 m
    Parents: Fraser C. Robinson III, Marian Shields Robinson
    Siblings: Craig Robinson
    Husband • Spouse: Barack Obama (m. 1992)
    Boyfriend • Partner: David Upchurch (1982)
    Children: Malia Obama, Sasha Obama
    Occupation: Attorney • Author
    Net Worth: US$70 million

    Early Life

    Michelle Obama was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, on January 17, 1964. Her grandparents were Purnell Nathaniel ShieldsFraser Robinson, Jr.LaVaughn Dolores Johnson, and Rebecca Jumper. She has a brother named Craig Robinson.

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    Fraser C. Robinson III, her father, was a city water plant employee and Democratic precinct captain who was born in 1935. Marian Shields Robinson, her mother, was born on July 30, 1937, and worked as a secretary at Spiegel’s catalog business. Michelle Obama‘s mother was a stay-at-home mom until she started high school.

    The Robinsons traced their ancestry to pre-Civil War African Americans in the American South. She is a descendant of the Gullah people of South Carolina’s Low Country on her father’s side. 

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    Jim Robinson, her paternal great-great-grandfather, was born into slavery on Friendfield Plantation near Georgetown, South Carolina, in 1850. After the war, he became a free man at the age of 15. Some members of Michelle Obama‘s paternal family still live in Georgetown. 

    Fraser Robinson, Jr., her grandfather, built his own home in South Carolina. After retiring from Chicago, he and his wife, LaVaughn Dolores Johnson, relocated to the Low Country.

    Melvinia Dosey Shields, her great-great-great-grandmother, was also born into slavery in South Carolina but sold to Henry Walls Shields. The latter had a 200-acre farm near Atlanta in Clayton County, Georgia. 

    Adolphus Theodore ShieldsMelvinia Dosey Shields‘ first son, was multiracial and born into slavery around 1860. In 2012, experts concluded that his father was 20-year-old Charles Marion ShieldsMelvinia Dosey Shields‘ master, based on DNA and other evidence. 

    They may have had a long-term connection, as she produced two additional mixed-race children after independence and resided close to Shields, adopting his surname.


    Michelle Obama was motivated by her brother to attend Princeton University, which she did in 1981. She majored in sociology and graduated with a degree in African-American studies, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1985 after writing a 99-page final thesis under the direction of Walter Wallace titled Princeton Educated Blacks and the Black Community.

    She claims that several high school instructors tried to persuade her not to apply and that she was told not to raise her eyes too high.

    Michelle Obama believed that her brother’s alumnus status, who graduated in 1983 and went on to teach basketball at Oregon State University and Brown University, would have helped her get admitted. Still, she was determined to prove her merit. 

    She has admitted to feeling overwhelmed during her freshman year, although she blames it on the fact that none of her parents had graduated from college and she had never visited a college campus.

    Personal Life

    Michelle Obama met Barack Obama at their law firm, Sidley Austin LLP, where they were among the few African Americans working with the firm. While he was a summer associate, she was supposed to mentor him. Their relationship began with a business lunch and then a community group meeting, where he impressed her for the first time.

    Michelle Obama told her mother that she planned to focus on completing her job before meeting Barack Obama solemnly. On their first date in 1989, the couple went to see Spike Lee’s film titled Do the Right ThingBarack Obama has remarked that the couple’s first attraction to each other was based on opposites attract because Michelle Obama had stability from her two-parent family while he was adventurous. 

    On October 3, 1992, they finally tied the knot. Michelle Obama had in vitro fertilization to conceive their daughters Malia Obama, born in 1998, and Sasha Obama, born in 1998.

    Michelle Obama has been in a dating relationship with David Upchurch (1982).


    Michelle Obama visited homeless shelters and soup kitchens during her first months as First Lady. She also sent representatives to schools and encouraged people to volunteer in the community.

    She advocated for bills that supported her husband’s policy interests. In honor of the enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, she hosted a White House reception for women’s rights campaigners. 

    During trips to the US Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Education, she expressed support for the economic stimulus plan. 

    Some people praised her legislative efforts, while others suggested Michelle Obama should be less involved in politics. According to her representatives, she planned to visit all Cabinet-level agencies in the United States in order to become acquainted with them.

    Michelle Obama‘s then-chief of staff, named Jackie Norris, was replaced with Susan Sher, a longtime friend, and adviser, on June 5, 2009. As a senior adviser, Jackie Norris later joined the Corporation for National and Community Service. 

    Net Worth

    Not only has she familiarized herself with the things of politics, business, advocation, and legal practitioner, but Michelle Obama has also accumulated an estimated net worth of US$70 million.

    Social Media Handles

    • Instagram handle: @Michelleobama
    • Twitter handle: @Michelleobama
    • Facebook: Michelle Obama

    Beyoncé Biography: Net Worth, Children, Pictures, Songs, Albums, Birthday, Height, Husband, Real Name, Wiki Facts, Parents, And More…

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    Beyoncé (born September 1981) with full name, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles is a gifted American singer, actress, and wife to Jay-Z.

    She was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She performed various singing and dancing as a child.

    She eventually rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child, which happens to be one of the bestselling girls’ groups of all time.

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    Their Hutus saw the release of her first studio solo album, Dangerously in Love in the year 2003, which featured in the US Billboard Hot 100 number one singles titled, Crazy in Love and Baby Boy.



    Full Name: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles
    Stage Name: Beyoncé
    Born: 4th-September-1981 
    Place of Birth: Houston, Texas
    Height: 1.7 m
    Children: Blue Ivy Carter, Rumi Carter, Sir Carter
    Parents: Tina Knowles, Mathew Knowles
    Nationality: American
    Boyfriend • Husband: Jay-Z (m. 2008)
    Occupation: Musician • Actress
    Net Worth: $355 Million

    Early Life

    As a young child, Beyoncé was shy and had few friends. Her parents signed her up for a dance class when she was seven years old.

    She then found a way to break out of her shyness, and along the way she discovered she had real talent. Then at age nine, she formed the singing-rapping girl group called Destiny’s Child originally called Girls Tyme in 1990 with childhood friends.

    In 1992 the group lost on star search television talent show which was later dropped.


    Beyoncé started attended parkers elementary school where she later left for Elsik High School then Kinder High School then she was later enrolled in St. Mary Montessori School in Houston, where she started her dance classes.

    She later dropped out of high school at the age of 15 to tour with Destiny’s Child. Her Dad, Matthew Knowles provided her with Tutors while on the road but she never earned a high school Diploma.


    Beyoncé Knowles first captures the public eye as the lead vocalist of the RB group, Destiny’s Child. She later established a solo career with her debut album, Dangerously in Love, becoming one of music’s top-selling artists with sold-out tours and a slew of awards.

    She featured Jay-Z in her single, Crazy In Love which was the biggest hit of the summer in 2003. The song also earned her a Grammy award and an MTV Video Music Award.

    In the year 2002, she displayed her acting capabilities in the movie series, Austin Powers in Goldmember where she starred as Foxy Cleopatra.

    Beyoncé Knowles also grabbed a high number of endorsement deals with companies like PEPSI, cosmetic company L’Oreal’s, and co.


    Beyoncé has released six studio albums and five live albums so far which gained a lot of sales which is over 118 million records as a solo artist and 60 million with her early life group Destiny’s Child.


    In the year 2006, Beyoncé featured in the movie, The Pink PantherDream Girls and also Obsessed in the year 2006 and the favorite selling movie, The Lion King in the year 2019.

    Social Media Handle

    Beyoncé is one of the most followed public figures with active social media fans. She has over 185million followers on Instagram.

    Instagram handle – @beyonce

    Personal Life

    Beyoncé is presently married to Jay-Z whose real name is Shawn Carter. She bore three children.

    Their eldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter who won a Grammy Award recently, and their twins a boy and a girl born in the year 2017 and are named, Rumi Carter and Sir Carter.

    Beyoncé also has three siblings named Solange KnowlesNixon Knowles, and Koi Knowles.

    Net Worth

    The super-talented mom, musician, businesswoman, and actress, Beyoncé with the long years of hustle has racked up an estimated net worth of $355 million.


    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Biography: Birthday, Net Worth, Movies, Spouse, Wedding Pictures, Children, Wiki Fact, State Of Origin, Social Media Handle

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    Omotola Jalade (born 7th-February-1978), known professionally as Omotola Jalade Ekeinde MFR or OmoS*xy, is an iconic Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist, and former model. 

    Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, she has appeared in over 300 films, selling millions of video copies. 

    After receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career, and amassing an enviable fan base, the press dubs her the real Africa Magic. 

    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page. She currently has a total of over 3 million followers on Facebook.



    Full Name: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
    Stage Name: “Omo S*xy”; Omotola Jolade Ekeinde; Omotola Jalade; Omotola Ekeinde
    Born: 7th-February-1978 
    Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
    State Of Origin: Ondo State
    Nationality: Nigerian
    Height: 1.68 m
    Parents: Shola Jalade, Oluwatoyin Jalade
    Siblings: Bolaji Jalade, Tayo Jalade
    Husband • Spouse: Capt. Matthew Ekeinde (m. 1996) 

    Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
    Children: Princess Ekeinde, Captain E, Meraiah Ekeinde, Micheal Ekeinde

    Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
    Net Worth: US$7.2 million

    Early Life

    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, who is of Ondo descent, was born in Lagos State. He was born on the 7th of February, 1978, in Lagos, Nigeria.

    She grew up in a family of five: her parents and two younger brothers, Tayo Jalade and Bolaji Jalade

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    Her mother, Oluwatoyin Jalade née Amori Oguntade, worked at J.T Chanrai Nigeria, and her father, Oluwashola Jalade, worked at the YMCA and the Lagos Country Club

    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde‘s original ambition was to work in business management. While awaiting her results from university, she began modeling to earn a living. 

    She attended Chrisland School, Opebi (1981–1987), Oxford Children School (1987), Santos Layout, and Command Secondary School, Kaduna (1988–1993). 

    She had a brief stint at Obafemi Awolowo University and completed her studies at Yaba College of Technology (1996–2004), where she studied Estate Management.

    Acting Career

    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde was introduced to acting by accompanying a friend to an audition. Her first acting role was in the 1995 movie Venom of Justice, directed by Reginald Ebere

    Reginald Ebere has been cited as launching her career. She was given the lead role in the movie, which set the stage for a flourishing career in the Nollywood film industry. 

    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde got her first significant role in the critically acclaimed film Mortal Inheritance (1995). In the movie, she played a sickle-cell patient who fought for her life despite the odds of survival. Her character overcame the disease, and she had a baby. 

    The film is regarded as one of Nigeria’s best movies ever made. Since then, she has starred in several blockbuster movies, including Games Women PlayBlood SistersAll My LifeLast WeddingMy StoryThe Woman in Me, and others.

    After a career-defining role in Mortal InheritanceOmotola Jalade Ekeinde‘s portrayal won her “Best Actress in an English Speaking Movie” and “Best Actress Overall” at the (1997) Movie Awards. She was the youngest Actress in Nigeria at that time to achieve this feat.

    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the increasingly known actress starred in several sequel films, including Lost Kingdom IIKosorogun II, and Blood Sister II, leading to a grand achiever award on behalf of the Global Excellence Recognition Awards in the year (2004). 

    By the mid-year (2000), Omotola Jalade Ekeinde had catapulted into “A” list status. She was awarded Best Actress in a supporting role during the African Movie Academy Awards (2005).

    After shooting roughly three hundred (300) video movies, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde received her first cinematic movie role in the year (2010) film “Ije“. This film was shot at locations in Jos and the United States.

    Ije” was the highest-grossing Nollywood film at the time – A feat later broken by Phone Swap (2012). In 2012, she starred in the Nollywood blockbuster thriller, Last Flight to Abuja, which beat Hollywood blockbusters like SpidermanThink like a ManIce Age, The Avengers, and Madagascar to become the 2nd highest-grossing movie in West African cinemas in 2012. 

    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has gone on to win over forty (40) domestic and international awards. She is considered Africa’s most prominent box office actress.

    In 2015, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde celebrated her 20th anniversary in the entertainment industry. She has appeared in about two hundred (200) movies. 

    In June 2018, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, alongside Femi Odugbemi, received invitations to join the Oscars in the year (2018) voting members.

    Music Career

    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde OmoS*xy launched a “long-awaited” music career in 2005 with the release of her debut album titled “GBA“. The album produced the singles “Naija Lowa” and “The Things You Do To Me.” 

    Her unreleased second album – Me, Myself, and Eyes, brought in production from Paul Play Dairo and Del B. It was supported by the songs “Feel Alright“, featuring Harrysong, and “Through the Fire“, featuring Uche

    The album’s launch party was held in Nigeria, and tables were expected to sell for N1 million.

    In late 2012, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde began working on her third album and enlisted the help of The Bridge Entertainment. She went to Atlanta to work with a few prominent producers and songwriters who could help create a sound that would resonate with American audiences. 

    She had studio sessions with Kendrick DeanDrumma Boy, and Verse Simmonds and recorded a song with singer Bobby V.

    Reality TV Show

    In 2012, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde launched her reality show, Omotola: The Real Me, on Africa Magic Entertainment, an M-Net subsidiary broadcast on DStv. 

    This made Omotola Jalade Ekeinde the first Nigerian celebrity to star in her reality show.

    Philanthropic Organisation

    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde became a United Nations World Food Programme Ambassador in 2005, going to missions in Sierra Leone and Liberia. She also supports organizations such as Charles Odii‘s SME100 Africa to empower youth and young women in society. 

    She has been active in the Walk the World project and participated in Liberia’s Walk the World campaign with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a fierce human rights campaigner, and her philanthropy efforts are centered on her NGO project, called the Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme (OYEP). The undertaking brought hundreds of youths together for the Empowerment Walk and Convention. She lent her voice in (2010) to the Rewrite The Future Campaign of Save The Children UK.

    She lent her voice in (2010) to Rewrite The Future Campaign of Save The Children UK.

    She became an Amnesty International campaigner in (2011) and has participated in campaigns in Sierra-Leone (Maternal Mortality) and her recent campaign of The Niger Delta in Nigeria, where she shot a video asking Shell and the government to own up, clean up, pay up and take responsibility of the Oil spills in the Niger-Delta.

    In June 2020, she visited an orphanage home in Tanzania run by Tanzania Mitindo House, which focuses on HIV-infected children. She was welcome at the Julius Nyerere airport by a Tanzanian celebrity Wema Sepetu amidst dancing and singing. She then had lunch together with the orphanage children at the home of Wema Sepetu.

    To commemorate the 2021 World No Tobacco Day and the #SmokeFreeNollywood campaign, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and some Nollywood stars like Dakore Egbuson-AkandeDaniel EffiongMeg OtanwaMichelle DedeOsas Ighodaro, amongst others, pledged to stop smoking in their movie scenes, as it had a negative influence on young kids who looked up to them. The campaign was backed by US non-profit organization Tobacco-Free Kids and a sub-Saharan public strategy firm – Gatefield.

    Personal Life

    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde married Captain Matthew Ekeinde in 1996. The couple later held a white ceremony on board a Dash 7 aircraft while flying from Lagos to Benin (2001), with close family and friends present. 

    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde gave birth to her first daughter on 30 March 1997. They have four children, Princess EkeindeCaptain EMeraiah Ekeinde, and Micheal Ekeinde. She lost her father, Shola Jalade in 1991.

    Awards & Nominations

    • The gorgeous actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde was named Best Actress in an English Speaking Film at the 1996/97 Thema Awards for her portrayal of Kemi‘s character in Mortal Inheritance.
    •  She was also named Best Actress Overall for the same award show the same year for her excellent acting in Mortal Inheritance.  
    • She was awarded Best Actress in a Supporting Role during the African Movie Awards in 2005. 
    • In 2012, the talented actress was honored with a Black Entertainment Film Fashion TV and Arts (BEFFTA) Icon Award on October 27, 2012, for her outstanding contributions to the film industry worldwide. 
    • Omotola Jalade Ekeinde acknowledged the recognition as an extraordinary moment for her, stating that the award is the best award she has received globally. 
    • She was named one of TIME Magazine’s Most influential people in the World in The 2013 TIME 100 list. Her name was listed under the Icons list alongside Michelle ObamaBeyoncéKate Middleton, and others. 
    • In 2018, she won Best Actress in a Drama/TV Series at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice awards. 
    • In 2014, the actress was honored with a Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) award by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
    • Best Actress from the City People Awards for Excellence 2004. 
    • Best Actress & Grand Achiever at Global Excellence Recognition Awards in 2004. 
    • Most Friendly Actress by Youth Benefactor’s Awards, in 2006.
    • Best Actress-Africa Collaboration at Ghana Movie Awards 2011
    •  Actress of the Year at Eloy Awards 2012
    •  Pan African Best Actress at Screen Nation Awards 2012 
    • GIAMA Humanitarian Award at Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards 2012. 
    • Ebony Vanguard Award at Music Video and Screen Awards 2013
    •  Female Entertainment Personality at City People Social Media Awards 2016 
    • Best Actress at Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival 2017 
    • Best Actress at Nollywood Travel Film Festival 2017 
    • Most Influential 100 People of African Descent at the United Nations by MIPAD 2018
    •  Movie Icon of the Year at City People Movie Awards 2018 


    • Alter Ego (2017): Barrister Ada Igwe 
    • Blood in the Lagoon (2015): Scarlett Belo
    • Amina (2012): Amina 
    • Last Flight to Abuja (2012): Suzie
    • Ties That Bind (2011): Adaobi Onyomena 
    • A Private Storm 1,2 &3 (2010): Gina
    • Mind Game (2010): Betty 
    • Ijé: The Journey (2010): Anya Opara Michino 
    • Last Celebrity 1&2 (2011) 
    • My Last Ambition 1&2 (2009): Amanda 
    • Kings Battle (2009)
    • Beyonce & Rihanna 1&2 (2008)
    • Blindfold 1&2 (2008)
    • One on One 1&2 (2008)
    • Sister’s Love 1,2,3 &4 (2008)
    • Temple of Justice 1&2 (2008)
    • Tomorrow Must Wait 1,2 &3 (2008)
    • Worst Enemy 2 (2008) 
    • Yankee Girls 1&2 (2008) 
    • Careless Soul 1&2 (2007)
    • Desperate Sister1&2 (2007)
    • Final War 1&2 (2007) 
    • Power of Justice 1&2 (2007)
    • Sand in My Shoes 1&2 (2007) 
    • Sister’s Heart 1&2 (2007) 
    • The Prince of My Heart 1&2 (2007)
    • The Revelation 1&2 (2007) 
    • Titanic Battle 1&2 (2007) 
    • Total War 1&2 (2007)
    • Sandra Jealousy (2006) 
    • Taste of Sin 1&2 (2006) 
    • Brave Heart 1&2 (2005)
    • Games Women Play 1&2 (2005) 
    • Queen of Hasso Rock 1&2(2005) 
    • A Kiss from Rose 1&2(2004) 
    • All My Life 1&2 (2004) 
    • Die Another Day 1&2 (2004) 
    • Fateful Love 1&2 (2004) 
    • In Totality (2004): 
    • Olivia Last Wedding (2004):
    • Sandra Snr. Last Wedding 2 (2004) 
    • Masterstroke 1&2 (2004) 
    • Moment of Joy 1&2 (2004) 
    • My Blood 1&2 (2004) 
    • No One But You (2004) 
    • Pretty Woman (2004) 
    • Royal Family 1&2 (2004)
    • The Woman in Me 1&2 (2004) 
    • Worst Marriage1&2 (2004):
    • Augusta Beyond Belief 1&2 (2003):
    • Nkiru Blood Sister 1&2 (2003)
    • Have a Dream 1&2 (2003) 
    • Will Die for You (2003) 
    • My Best Friend (2003) 
    • Oyato 1&2(2003) 
    • Rescue (2003) 
    • Society Lady (2003) 
    • Soul Provider (2003) 
    • The Outsider (2003) 
    • The Silent Book 1&2 (2003) 
    • Touching Love (2003) 
    • True Love (2003) Under Fire (2003)
    • What I Want (2003) 
    • When Love Dies (2003) 
    • Working for Love (2003)
    • Shackles and the Rugged Cross (2003)
    • Kosorogun 1&2(2002)
    • Lost Kingdom 1&2 (1999)
    • Scores to Settle (1998) 
    • Mortal Inheritance (1996) 


    • GBA (2005)
    • Me, Myself, and Eyes


    • 2014 “Barren Land”.
    • 2015″Strong Girl (Remix)” ss a featured artist

    TV Shows

    • Hit the Floor- End Game (2018

    Net Worth

    Named one of the highest earning and influential African actresses, the beautiful actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has an estimated net worth of US$7.2 million.

    Social Media Handles

    The award-winning performer Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is active on social media. She has over 6 million followers on Facebook, over 1.4 million followers on Twitter, and over 5 million on Instagram.


    13 Ways To Keep A Man Deeply In Love With You

    5 months ago in Relationships

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    Falling in love with someone is one thing, but keeping them in love with you is a whole other story. As fun and wonderful as relationships are, they require work and cultivation to keep the spark alive. If you really love a man, you probably want to keep him in love with you, too. Here are some tips on how to keep his love for you strong while also remaining true to yourself.

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    1. Make efforts to show you love him every day:

    Don’t get too comfortable. Being in love is wonderful and fun, but it also takes work to keep those feelings alive. Schedule date nights no matter how busy you are, tell him how much you love him even when you’re not in the best mood, and make your day-to-day life as a couple feel special. This helps your partner feel loved and appreciated, which will keep him wanting your affection. Maybe you’ve been super busy at work lately. Call him on your 10-minute break to show that he’s on your mind despite all the work stress.
    Say something like, “I just wanted to say I miss you. Can’t wait to see you this evening!”

    2. Let him know that you’re grateful for him:

    It’s hard to stay in love if you feel taken for granted. Always remember to tell him how thankful you are for your relationship. Write him a love note to stick in his lunch before work and tell him how much he means to you just for the sake of doing it. Actively express gratitude as often as you can so he feels appreciated and loved by you. It will keep his feelings strong in return. Say something like, “You know how to make me laugh on even the worst days. I’m so grateful to have you” or “I don’t know what I’d do without you. You make my life so amazing.”
    You could say things like “I really appreciate that you made me breakfast this morning” or “I really appreciate how hard you work.”

    3. Build him up and don’t put him down:
    Don’t make fun of him or make him feel bad about himself. As your relationship progresses, you may notice his flaws or quirks. Don’t tease him about the things he can’t help, and definitely don’t belittle him or make him feel bad in front of friends and relatives. Instead, tell him why you think he’s the greatest, especially when he’s feeling low. Your support will mean the world to him and keep him very much in love. After a rough day at work, say something like, “I don’t know what your boss is talking about. I’ve seen you work with customers and you’re so kind and attentive to them!”
    4. Be consistent:

    Make sure that your man can count on you. If you offer to pick him up at work, follow through and be on time. Making promises you don’t always keep can erode your partner’s trust over time. To keep a man in love with you, show that he can depend on you. If you ever mess up and forget to follow through, give him a genuine apology. Everyone makes mistakes in relationships. Apologizing will show him that you genuinely care about his feelings.

    5. Listen to him when he needs to talk:

    This is a great way to show him that you care. When he talks to you, make eye contact and listen attentively. Don’t text or check your phone while he’s telling you about his day. Instead, focus on what he’s saying and ask follow-up questions to get even closer to him Your attention will make him feel supported and loved, which increases his positive feelings towards you in return. If he comes home and remarks that he had a bad day, ask him something like, “Do you want to talk about it?” Even if he doesn’t, he’ll appreciate that you care.
    It’s really important for him to feel heard, listened to, and understood. This doesn’t mean that you have to agree with everything he says, but you should always listen and let him be himself.

    6. Give him space:
    People need to do their own thing sometimes. To keep things feeling fresh, don’t spend every waking moment together. Let him have his time to play video games after a long day at work or read comic books on a Saturday afternoon. This will allow him to keep up with his own interests and feel good about himself on his own. Plus, if you want him to stay in love, you’ve got to give him a chance to miss you a little! Make some time for your interests, too. While he’s having his solo movie marathon, practice playing the piano or open up that book you’ve been meaning to read.
    Keeping up with your individual hobbies can actually strengthen your relationship. 

    7. Talk about conflicts openly:

    Avoid waiting for him to notice that you’re upset. When you run into conflict (which completely normal in healthy relationships) wait for a good time and tell him how you feel. Use I-statements and avoid placing blame as you discuss your point of view. Give him a chance to share his perspective and try to come up with a solution that you both feel good about. Getting through conflict together can show you both how strong your love is.To start the conversation, say something like, “I think I need to talk about something that’s been on my mind. Is this a good time?” or “Can we talk about something?”
    Always make an effort to listen. A lot of fights can happen when couples don’t listen to each other.

    8. Cultivate your own interests outside the relationship:

    Keep being the interesting person you were when he first fell in love. Go for that promotion at work, take on new hobbies like playing an instrument, and spend time with your friends. Avoid making your relationship your whole life. To keep your partner in love with you, you’ve got to keep being your (independent) self. Make time to hang out with your friends without your partner. Couple hangouts can be a lot of fun, but it’s also important to relax and spend time with just your friends sometimes.
    Keeping your own interests alive helps you have more things to talk about with your partner, too. He can ask you about the songs you’re learning on the guitar or the new moves you mastered in dance class.

    9. Encourage him to spend time with his friends:

    This shows that you trust him and want him to be happy. If you struggle with jealousy, know that it’s normal, but try to keep those feelings at bay. Remember how much you value hanging out with your friends on your own sometimes, and try to see things from his point of view. He’ll appreciate your trust and support, and his time away will only make him appreciate his time with you more. It can be hard not to get a little jealous when he spends time away from you. Try to keep those feelings at bay, as keeping up with outside friendships can really benefit your relationship.

    10 Make time for s*x and physical intimacy:

    This can really help you both feel closer to each other. Talk about what you’re into and try new things together. Avoid getting stuck in the same routine when it comes to s*x. Instead, experiment to keep things interesting. It can help you strengthen your bond as a couple and remember the passion that brought you both together in the first place. Never feel pressure to have s*x with your partner. There’s a lot of ways to feel close to your partner, and s*x is only fun if both of you actively want to participate!

    11. Surprise him to show that you care:

    This lets him know that he’s still always on your mind. Write a love note for him and stick it in his messenger bag, backpack, or lunch before he heads to work. Get him flowers or a nice box of chocolates even if there’s no special occasion. Go big and surprise him with concert tickets to see his favorite band. These surprises let him know how much you love and appreciate him. Both are super important in keeping a man head over heels in love with you. You can also surprise him with favors or nice gestures. Clean up the apartment you share so that it’s spotless when he gets home from work. Wake up early and surprise him with a home-cooked breakfast.

    12. Try new things together:

    Keep the relationship fresh. Choose a new restaurant for your next date night. Go on a day trip to a place you both have never been before. Make new memories instead of reliving old ones. It will make your relationship feel new and exciting again, which can deepen your love and remind you both why you fell for each other. You can even try learning new skills together. Take a cooking class or train for an upcoming marathon together even if you’ve never run one before. It will enrich your life as a couple with new experiences.

    13. Touch him often:

    Playful touch is super important in relationships! Kiss him on the cheek, hold his hand, and give him a hug goodbye before even a quick errand. If you’re super tired but still want to feel close, cuddle on the couch. Keeping the physical intimacy alive between the two of you will make him feel closer to you, and remind him how much he loves you. Only do what you feel comfortable with. If you’re not feeling physically affectionate, show that you care in other ways. Write him a love note or pick up his favorite candy bar at the store.


    Jim Iyke’s Biography: Movies, House, Girlfriend, Child, State Of Origin, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Birthday, Pictures, Wiki Facts, Real Name And More…

    5 months ago in Biography

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    James Ikechukwu Esomugha Okolue (born 25th-September-1976), addressed professionally as Jim Iyke, is a Nigerian actor, musician, and television personality.

    He is one of the movies Last Flight to Abuja stars which incorporate Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazim.

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    He is one of the renowned figures in the industry, but his versatility has also made him everyone’s choice.


    Full Name: James Ikechukwu Esomugha Okolue
    Stage Name: Jim Iyke
    Born: 25th-September-1976
    Place of Birth: Libreville, Gabon
    State Of Origin: Anambra State
    Nationality: Nigerian
    Height: 1.8 m
    Parents: Ngozi Gladys Okelue Esomugha, Stephen Okolue
    Siblings: Natasha Esomugha
    Wife • Spouse: Dana Kinduryte
    Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
    Children: Harvis Chidubem Iyke
    Occupation: Actor • Musician
    Net Worth: US$5 million

    Early Life & Education

    Jim Iyke was born on the 25th of September 1976 in Libreville, Gabon, Africa.

    His parents are Ngozi Gladys Okelue Esomugha and Stephen Okolue, whose last name changed to Esomugha. He hails from Ogwugwu Village in Enugu Agidi town of Anambra State, Nigeria.

    Jim Iyke is the only boy in a family of eight children. His sister’s name is Natasha Esomugha.

    He completed his secondary school education in F. G. C. Kwali Abuja from 1985 to 1991.

    Jim Iyke studied at the University of Jos, Plateau State, where he got a diploma in Banking and Finance and then had a BSc in Philosophy.

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    Jim Iyke began acting in 2001. He’s one of the highest-paid actors in Nollywood and has appeared in over One hundred and fifty (150) films. He started a movie production company, Untamed Productions, in 2007.

    Jim Iyke began his music record label, Untamed Records. He produced a first album titled “Who Am I?” featuring some of Nigeria’s top musicians, such as 2Baba and Sound Sultan.

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    One of the major controversies in his career is the controversial video of Jim Iyke’s purported ‘deliverance’ at The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, led by Pastor T.B. Joshua, went viral and led to intense debate on social media. The ‘evil spirit’ supposedly confessed that it was behind Jim Iyke’s inability to get married.

    Personal Life

    Jim Iyke holds a black belt in taekwondo. In April 2019, the Nollywood star took to his Instagram page to announce the birth of his son, Harvis Chidubem Iyke, in which he uploaded a picture showing him & his newly born baby boy in his arms.

    He is married to Dana Kinduryte. Together, they have the son named Harvis Chidubem Iyke.

    In January 2021, Jim Iyke said in an interview with net concerning his favourite artiste that he preferred Davido to Wizkid.

    Jim Iyke has a son, Harvis Chidubem Iyke, with Dana Kinduryte.

    Philanthropic Organization

    Jim Iyke is the founder of Jim lyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities. He visited Kenya in December 2012 in support of the Make a Change Campaign, a charity project founded by Christopher Grey, and Jamaican dance hall artist Ce’cile.

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    Awards & Nominations

    • 2019 – NET Honours, Most Popular Actor
    • 2017 – The People’s Film Festival, New York, Festival Prize
    • 2015 – Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA), Best Actor
    • 2012 – Kampala Nile awards, Entertainment Entrepreneur Award
    • 2012 – Screen Nation Award, Best Actor of the Decade
    • 2012 – Anambra State Award, Best Actor
    • 2011 – Mode Men Magazine, Best Actor
    • 2009 – Africa Entertainment Award, New York, Best Actor
    • 2021 Net Honours – Most Searched Actor


    • 2010 Between Kings and Queens
    • 2012 Last Flight to Abuja
    • 2013 And Then There Was You
    • 2014 When Love Comes Around
    • 2016 Stalker
    • 2017 American driver
    • 2018 Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
    • 2019 Dead rite
    • 2019The Set Up
    • 2019 Merry Men 2: Another Mission
    • 2020 Bad Comments

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    Net Worth

    Jim Iyke started his acting in 2001, and he’s one of the most generously compensated entertainers in Nollywood.

    Having shown up in more than 150 movies, he has bagged a couple of endorsements in his career.

    In 2007, he founded a movie production company called “Untamed Productions”. Later, he started his record label called “Untamed Records”. Currently, Jim Iyke’s net worth is estimated at US$5 million.

    Social Media Handle

    • Twitter: @Jimiykeofficial
    • Instagram: @jim.iyke

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    Nadia Buari Biography: Husband, Children, Birthday, Net Worth, Movies, Twin Daughters, Wedding Pictures, Wiki Facts, Social Media Handles, And More…

    5 months ago in Biography

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    Nadia Buari (born November 21, 1982) is an astonishingly remarkable Ghanaian actress and TV personality. 

    Her acting experience hovers around Ghana and Nigeria, acting in several blockbuster movies, including; Heart of Men (2009), Forbidden Fruit (2009), Holding Hope (2010), Chelsea (2010), Single and Married (2012), and Game Plan (2015).

    Nadia Buari deservedly received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009.

    Real Name: Nadia Buari
    Born: 21st-November-1982
    Place of Birth: Takoradi, Ghana
    Nationality: Ghanaian
    Height: 1.65 m
    Parents: Sidiku Buari, Hajia Buari
    Siblings: Malik Buari, Aysha Buari, Shaida Buari, Jameel Buari, Jeed Rogers
    Husband • Spouse: Van Vicker (rum.)
    Boyfriend • Partner: Michael Essien (ex.), Jim Iyke (ex.),
    Children: 4
    Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
    Net Worth: US$950,000

    Early Life

    Nadia Buari was born in the remote town of Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, to a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian mother on November 21, 1982. Her parents are Sidiku Buari (father) and Hajia Buari (mother).

    She has five siblings: Malik BuariAysha BuariShaida BuariJameel Buari, and Jeed Rogers.

    Her biological father is from Lebanon. Her father divorced her mother, a beautician from Ghana named Hajia BuariHajia Buari later married Alhaji Sidiku Buari, who raised Nadia Buari as his child and adopted her. 

    Nadia Buari‘s stepfather had a lot of talents. He was not just a musician but also a producer and the president of MUSIGHA, where he worked for eight years. Later, he took up the position of vice-president of IFM (International Federation of Musicians). 

    She decided to follow in her stepfather’s footsteps and decided to be involved in the entertainment industry. Throughout her young school years, she participated in school dancing and drama clubs to groom her talent. 


    Nadia Buari attended Mfantsiman Girls’ Secondary School in Ghana and then studied performing arts at the University of Ghana, where she graduated with a BFA degree. 

    Throughout her stay at the University of Ghana, she actively participated in drama and dance clubs.


    Nadia Buari premiered on Ghanaian national television with a TV series titled Games People Play in late 2005. Moreso, her first major film was titled Mummy’s Daughter, after which she starred in Beyoncé: The President’s Daughter. Her role as Beyoncé served as her major breakthrough. 

    She got nominated for best actress for her role in the TV series Games People Play. The Ghanian has gone on to star in as many as 50 movies, including a 2013 movie titled The Diary of Imogene Brown, which she acted and produced.

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    Nadia Buari switched from Ghanaian films to Nollywood films around the year 2008. However, her breakthrough role in Nollywood was in a film titled Beyoncé & Rihanna, where she played the role of Beyonce alongside Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde who played Rihanna

    Ultimately, the movie became very popular amongst Ghanaian and Nigerian audiences. Her other notable Nollywood films include Rough Rider, Beauty and the BeastHolding Hope and Single and Married.

    She is also known for co-starring in films with Nollywood renowned actor Jim Iyke, which has also received attention. Other films she’s appeared in include; The Beyoncé and Rihanna film series, Hot Romance, and Behind a Smile. 

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    In 2013, Nadia Buari‘s efforts were rewarded with the Pan African Actress award at the annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards) in New York City.

    In addition, Nadia became an ambassador at Tablet India Limited (TIL) in the same year.

    Awards & Recognitions 

    In 2014, Nadia Buari was awarded the Special Recognition Award at Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. She has also been awarded for her hard work many times. 

    For instance, she received two prestigious nominations for “Best Actress” at the African Movie Academy award ceremony and won the “Pan African Actress” at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards, which were held in New York in 2013. 

    Social Media Handles

    The Ghanaian star Nadia Buari has a huge fan base due to her proficiency on Screen. Nadia is followed by over 5.3 million followers on Instagram and over 1 million followers on Facebook.

    • Instagram: @iamnadiabuari
    • Twitter: @B5sNadiaBuari
    • Facebook: Nadia Buari

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    Personal Life 

    Nadia Buari has captivated the minds of movie viewers with her beauty. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall (165 cm, 1.65 m) and weighs 55kg. Her body measurements are 34-23-34 ( bra size 34B, waist 23, and hip 34).

    Nadia Buari is not married at the moment. However, she was previously in a relationship with a famous Ghanaian football player called Michael Essien. After breaking up with him, she began dating fellow Nollywood actor Jim Iyke

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    Jim Iyke proposed to her after dating her for three months. Unfortunately, the lovers went separate ways citing unreconciliable differences as the cause. Even though the actress is currently not in a relationship, she is a mother to four lovely girls.

    Her first-born twins were born in 2015, the third born in 2017 and the last born in 2018. However, the super-talented actress has not revealed any information about the twin’s father.

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    She has been married to a Lebanese whose name is not identified. According to some publications, Nadia Buari had mentioned in an interview that Van Vicker is the father of her four children, including her twin daughters. Many believe he might also be his unidentified husband.

    Net Worth 

    Nadia Buari has been in the film industry for nearly two decades. She is one of the richest actresses in Ghana, with a net worth estimated at US$950,000.


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    Van Vicker’s Biography: Spouse, Birthday, Movies, Net Worth, Children, Family, Parents, Brother, Pictures, Mother, House, Wiki Facts

    5 months ago in Biography

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    Joseph Van Vicker (born 1st-August-1977), popularly called Van Vicker is an extraordinary talented Ghanaian actor, movie director, and humanitarian. 

    He also doubles as the chief executive officer of a film production house called Sky + Orange Production. He received two nominations for Best Upcoming Actor and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008.

    Van Vicker also acts in Nollywood films, starring Rita DominicRegina DanielsYul EdochieChika IkeNonso DiobiMike EzuruonyeStephanie Okeke, and others. 

    He’s acted in over 70 movies so far and is regarded as one of the most gifted actors of the present generation.

    Full Name: Joseph van Vicker
    Stage Name: Van Vicker
    Born: 1st-August-1977
    Place of Birth: Accra, Ghana
    Nationality: Ghanaian
    Height: 1.68 m
    Parents: N/A
    Siblings: Phylicia Anderson
    Wife • Spouse: Adjoa Vicker (m. 2003)
    Girlfriend • Partner: Nadia Buari

    Children: J’dyl Vicker, J-ian Vicker, Vj Van Vicker, Malik Buari, Aysha Buari, Shaida Buari, Jameel Buari
    Occupation: Actor • Filmmaker
    Net Worth: US$3 million

    Early Life & Education

    Van Vicker was born in Accra, Ghana, to a Dutch father and Ghanaian/Liberian mother on the 1st of August 1977. He has a sister whose name is Phylicia Anderson. Rumor has it that he has a stepbrother whose name is unknown.

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    However, his father died when he was six years old. He has often disclosed in interviews that he considers himself a global citizen because he was raised all over the world by his mother. 

    Due to the early death of his father, Van Vicker has stated that he has a strong bond with his mother and considers her his hero.

    Van Vicker attended Mfantsipim School alongside fellow actor Majid Michel. Then he graduated from the African University College of Communications in 2021.

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    Van Vicker started in the entertainment world on radio as a presenter at Groove 106.3 FM from 1999 to 2000 and Vibe 91.9 FM from 2001 to 2004 and as a television personality for TV3 Ghana from 1997 to 1999, and finally for Metro TV from 2000–2004.

    e. Then he played the role of LeRoy King Jr., a Fine Arts student born in the U.S. who arrives at Sun city to complete his education. The series aired for a total of 10 episodes.

    Soon, Van Vicker was cast in his debut film titled Divine Love, but as a supporting character. This film, coincidentally, was also the debut role for fellow soon-to-be popular actors Jackie Appiah and Majid Michel, who appeared in the female and male leads, respectively.

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    He usually appears as the male romantic lead alongside top actresses such as Jackie Appiah and Nadia Buari. He is often compared to Nigerian actor Ramsey Nouah and fellow compatri*t Majid Michel due to their similarities in performance style.

    In addition to starring in Ghana movies, Van Vicker has appeared in numerous Nollywood films alongside prominent Nollywood actors such as Mercy JohnsonTonto DikehChika IkeNonso DiobiMike EzuruonyeStephanie Okereke, and Jim Iyke. His Nollywood movies include; Heart of FireMy Soul MatePopular KingHarvest of LoveGambling with MarriageStolen WillDiscoveredThe Joy of a PrinceThe Kingdom, and Against the Law.

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    Van Vicker is also the CEO of Sky + Orange Productions, a film production house. The Van Vicker Training facility is the actor’s latest entrepreneurship venture, where professionals train students in the field of acting. The Van Vicker Foundation is an outreach program for youth interested in making a good living.

    He has directed, acted in, and produced five films under his production company, Sky + Orange Productions, since 2008. However, 2012 was the biggest year for his production house, earning him the NAFCA Best Actor and Director Awards for his comedy movie titled Joni Waka.

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    Awards & Nominations

    Van Vicker is a magnificent and outstanding actor who has been nominated for and won numerous awards from Africa to the Caribbean. 

    Some of his awards include; Ghana Movie Awards, ACRAG awards, and the Nollywood Academy Films Critics’ Awards. 

    He won the Best African Caribbean Actor in 2009, and in 2011, the Best Actor African American. Also, the same year, Van Vicker won the Pan African creative actor. 

    Not forgetting the Best International Actor award at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA), which he won in 2013.

    Social Media 

    For his social media accounts, Van Vicker has recorded tremendous success in terms of followership. Most of his followers are die-hard fans, whom he doesn’t fail to impress with cool photos and posts. 

    The Ghanian iconic actor and producer is available on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    • Instagram: @iam_vanvicker.
    • Twitter: @iam_vanvicker
    • Facebook: Van Vicker

    Personal Life 

    Van Vicker is one of the finest actors in Africa, if not the finest. The Dutch-Ghanian sensation is average in height, with a well-built body. Other interesting body features include his dark brown eyes and black hair.

    Van Vicker has been married to a woman named Dr. Prophet La’Rika Van Vicker, also known as Adjoa Vicker, who is the CEO of Our Voice Matters International Peace Coalition, since June 28, 2018. 

    He serves as the acting president of the same organization. Van Vicker and Adjoa Vicker own apartments in The United States and Nigeria. 

    However, the actor was married to Adjoa Vicker. The pair wed in 2003 and have three children: J’dyl VickerJ-ian Vicker, and Vj Van Vicker. However, after many years of infidelity and irreconcilable differences, the couple thought it best to divorce and co-parent as friends. 

    In an interview, Nadia Buari claimed that Van Vicker is the father of her four children: Malik BuariAysha BuariShaida Buari, and Jameel Buari. This indicate that Nadia Buari is his partner and girlfriend.

    Net Worth 

    Van Vicker is one of the most influential actors in Africa. He is also the CEO of a production company called Sky + Orange Productions, which he founded in 2008. 

    The Ghanaian actor and producer Van Vicker have an estimated net worth of US$3 million.


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    Aubameyang Suffer Heavy Criticism After Defeat To Man City

    5 months ago in Sports News

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    Chelsea legend, Chris Sutton, has hit out at striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, saying the former Arsenal captain looks disinterested.

    Sutton also insisted that Chelsea manager Graham Potter may never play Aubameyang for the Blues again.

    He said this after Chelsea suffered a 1-0 Premier League defeat to Manchester City on Thursday night at Stamford Bridge.

    Aubameyang made a bright start to his Chelsea career but has now gone ten games without a goal and looks like a shadow of the striker who tore up the Premier League at his peak with Arsenal.

    “Aubameyang looked like he did not want to be here this evening. He’s not the only one. Cucurella, they have spent an absolute fortune on him and he looks well, well short for a Chelsea team that wants to win trophies,” Sutton told BBC.

    “I wonder whether Graham Potter is thinking, how can I play Aubameyang again in a Chelsea jersey after how woeful he was.

    “I’m always wary of criticising players for lack of effort or poor body language, but Aubameyang absolutely epitomised that – I thought he was woeful and hopeless and didn’t give anywhere near enough.

    “He looked disinterested and I suspect Graham Potter will be thinking, blimey, he’s never going to play in a Chelsea jersey again under me.”


    Russia’s President “Putin” Tells Ukraine He Is Ready For Peace Talks

    5 months ago in Breaking

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    Russian president, Vladimir Putin has revealed that he’s open for peace talks with Ukraine to end the war, but only if Kyiv accepts ‘new territorial realities’.

    The Kremlin claims it has annexed the Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions despite not controlling them in their entirety.

    The Kremlin said on Thursday January 5th, 2023 that Putin told Erdogan peace talks are possible, but only if Ukraine accepts that territories occupied by Moscow as Russian.

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    Erdogan had called for peace talks in the phone call with Putin, his office said earlier.

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    On Christmas Day, in an interview with state television about the war in Ukraine, Putin said that Russia is ‘prepared to negotiate some acceptable outcomes’.

    The leaders also discussed the implementation of a landmark grain deal, brokered by the UN with the help of Turkey, to unblock Ukrainian grain.

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    Everything You Need To Know About Napoleon Bonaparte (Former French Military Commander And Political Leader)

    5 months ago in History

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    Napoleon Bonaparte (born Napoleone Buonaparte; 15th-August, 1769 – 5th-May, 1821), later known by his regnal name Napoleon I, was a French military commander and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars. He was the de facto leader of the French Republic as First Consul from 1799 to 1804, then Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814 and again in 1815. Napoleon’s political and cultural legacy endures to this day, as a highly celebrated and controversial leader. He initiated many liberal reforms that have persisted in society, and is considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His wars and campaigns are studied by militaries all over the world. Between three and six million civilians and soldiers perished in what became known as the Napoleonic Wars.

    Napoleon was born on the island of Corsica, not long after its annexation by France, to a native family descending from minor Italian nobility. He supported the French Revolution in 1789 while serving in the French army, and tried to spread its ideals to his native Corsica. He rose rapidly in the Army after he saved the governing French Directory by firing on royalist insurgents. In 1796, he began a military campaign against the Austrians and their Italian allies, scoring decisive victories and becoming a national hero. Two years later, he led a military expedition to Egypt that served as a springboard to political power. He engineered a coup in November 1799 and became First Consul of the Republic.

    Differences with the United Kingdom meant France faced the War of the Third Coalition by 1805. Napoleon shattered this coalition with victories in the Ulm campaign, and at the Battle of Austerlitz, which led to the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1806, the Fourth Coalition took up arms against him. Napoleon defeated Prussia at the battles of Jena and Auerstedt, marched the Grande Armée into Eastern Europe, and defeated the Russians in June 1807 at Friedland, forcing the defeated nations of the Fourth Coalition to accept the Treaties of Tilsit. Two years later, the Austrians challenged the French again during the War of the Fifth Coalition, but Napoleon solidified his grip over Europe after triumphing at the Battle of Wagram.

    Hoping to extend the Continental System, his embargo against Britain, Napoleon invaded the Iberian Peninsula and declared his brother Joseph the King of Spain in 1808. The Spanish and the Portuguese revolted in the Peninsular War aided by a British army, culminating in defeat for Napoleon’s marshals. Napoleon launched an invasion of Russia in the summer of 1812. The resulting campaign witnessed the catastrophic retreat of Napoleon’s Grande Armée. In 1813, Prussia and Austria joined Russian forces in a Sixth Coalition against France, resulting in a large coalition army defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Leipzig. The coalition invaded France and captured Paris, forcing Napoleon to abdicate in April 1814. He was exiled to the island of Elba, between Corsica and Italy. In France, the Bourbons were restored to power.

    Napoleon escaped in February 1815 and took control of France. The Allies responded by forming a Seventh Coalition, which defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. The British exiled him to the remote island of Saint Helena in the Atlantic, where he died in 1821 at the age of 51.

    Napoleon had an extensive impact on the modern world, bringing liberal reforms to the lands he conquered, especially the regions of the Low Countries, Switzerland and parts of modern Italy and Germany. He implemented many liberal policies in France and Western Europe.

    Napoleon’s family was of Italian origin. His paternal ancestors, the Buonapartes, descended from a minor Tuscan noble family who emigrated to Corsica in the 16th century and his maternal ancestors, the Ramolinos, descended from a minor Genoese noble family. The Buonapartes were also the relatives, by marriage and by birth, of the Pietrasentas, Costas, Paraviccinis, and Bonellis, all Corsican families of the interior. His parents Carlo Maria di Buonaparte and Maria Letizia Ramolino maintained an ancestral home called “Casa Buonaparte” in Ajaccio. Napoleon was born there, on 15 August 1769. He was the fourth child and third son of the family. He had an elder brother, Joseph, and younger siblings Lucien, Elisa, Louis, Pauline, Caroline, and Jérôme. Napoleon was baptised as a Catholic, under the name Napoleone. In his youth, his name was also spelled as Nabulione, Nabulio, Napolionne, and Napulione.

    Napoleon was born in the same year that the Republic of Genoa (former Italian state) ceded the region of Corsica to France. The state sold sovereign rights a year before his birth and the island was conquered by France during the year of his birth. It was formally incorporated as a province in 1770, after 500 years under Genoese rule and 14 years of independence. Napoleon’s parents joined the Corsican resistance and fought against the French to maintain independence, even when Maria was pregnant with him. His father Carlo was an attorney who had supported and actively collaborated with patri*t Pasquale Paoli during the Corsican war of independence against France; after the Corsican defeat at Ponte Novu in 1769 and Paoli’s exile in Britain, Carlo began working for the new French government and went on to be named representative of the island to the court of Louis XVI in 1777.

    The dominant influence of Napoleon’s childhood was his mother, whose firm discipline restrained a rambunctious child. Later in life, Napoleon stated, “The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother. Napoleon’s maternal grandmother had married into the Swiss Fesch family in her second marriage, and Napoleon’s uncle, the cardinal Joseph Fesch, would fulfill a role as protector of the Bonaparte family for some years. Napoleon’s noble, moderately affluent background afforded him greater opportunities to study than were available to a typical Corsican of the time.

    When he turned 9 years old, he moved to the French mainland and enrolled at a religious school in Autun in January 1779. In May, he transferred with a scholarship to a military academy at Brienne-le-Château. In his youth he was an outspoken Corsican nationalist and supported the state’s independence from France. Like many Corsicans, Napoleon spoke and read Corsican (as his mother tongue) and Italian (as the official language of Corsica). He began learning French in school at around age 10. Although he became fluent in French, he spoke with a distinctive Corsican accent and never learned how to spell correctly in French. Consequently, Napoleon was treated unfairly by his schoolmates. He was, however, not an isolated case, as it was estimated in 1790 that fewer than 3 million people, out of France’s population of 28 million, were able to speak standard French, and those who could write it were even fewer.

    Napoleon was routinely bullied by his peers for his accent, birthplace, short stature, mannerisms and inability to speak French quickly. He became reserved and melancholy, applying himself to reading. An examiner observed that Napoleon “has always been distinguished for his application in mathematics. He is fairly well acquainted with history and geography … This boy would make an excellent sailor”.

    One story told of Napoleon at the school is that he led junior students to victory against senior students in a snowball fight, showing his leadership abilities. In early adulthood, Napoleon briefly intended to become a writer; he authored a history of Corsica and a romantic novella.

    On completion of his studies at Brienne in 1784, Napoleon was admitted to the École Militaire in Paris. He trained to become an artillery officer and, when his father’s death reduced his income, was forced to complete the two-year course in one year. He was the first Corsican to graduate from the École Militaire. He was examined by the famed scientist Pierre-Simon Laplace.

    Early career

    Upon graduating in September 1785, Bonaparte was commissioned a second lieutenant in La Fère artillery regiment at aged 23. He served in Valence and Auxonne until after the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789. Bonaparte was a fervent Corsican nationalist during this period. He asked for leave to join his mentor Pasquale Paoli, when Paoli was allowed to return to Corsica by the National Assembly. Paoli had no sympathy for Napoleon, however, as he deemed his father a traitor for having deserted his cause for Corsican independence.

    He spent the early years of the Revolution in Corsica, fighting in a complex three-way struggle among royalists, revolutionaries, and Corsican nationalists. Napoleon came to embrace the ideals of the Revolution, becoming a supporter of the Jacobins and joining the pro-French Corsican Republicans who opposed Paoli’s policy and his aspirations of secession. He was given command over a battalion of volunteers and was promoted to captain in the regular army in July 1792, despite exceeding his leave of absence and leading a ri*t against French troops.

    When Corsica declared formal secession from France and requested the protection of the British government, Napoleon and his commitment to the French Revolution came into conflict with Paoli, who had decided to sabotage the Corsican contribution to the Expédition de Sardaigne, by preventing a French assault on the Sardinian island of La Maddalena. Bonaparte and his family were compelled to flee to Toulon on the French mainland in June 1793 because of the split with Paoli.

    Although he was born “Napoleone Buonaparte”, it was after this that Napoleon began styling himself “Napoléon Bonaparte”. His family did not drop the name Buonaparte until 1796. The first known record of him signing his name as Bonaparte was at the age of 27 (in 1796).

    Siege of Toulon

    In July 1793, Bonaparte published a pro-republican pamphlet entitled Le souper de Beaucaire (Supper at Beaucaire) which gained him the support of Augustin Robespierre, the younger brother of the Revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre. With the help of his fellow Corsican Antoine Christophe Saliceti, Bonaparte was appointed senior gunner and artillery commander of the republican forces which arrived on 8th-September at Toulon.

    He adopted a plan to capture a hill where republican guns could dominate the city’s harbour and force the British to evacuate. The assault on the position led to the capture of the city, and during it Bonaparte was wounded in the thigh on 16 December. Catching the attention of the Committee of Public Safety, he was put in charge of the artillery of France’s Army of Italy. On 22 December he was on his way to his new post in Nice, promoted from the rank of colonel to brigadier general at the age of 24. He devised plans for attacking the Kingdom of Sardinia as part of France’s campaign against the First Coalition.

    The French army carried out Bonaparte’s plan in the Battle of Saorgio in April 1794, and then advanced to seize Ormea in the mountains. From Ormea, they headed west to outflank the Austro-Sardinian positions around Saorge. After this campaign, Augustin Robespierre sent Bonaparte on a mission to the Republic of Genoa to determine that country’s intentions towards France.

    13 Vendémiaire

    Some contemporaries alleged that Bonaparte was put under house arrest at Nice for his association with the Robespierres following their fall in the Thermidorian Reaction in July 1794. Napoleon’s secretary Bourrienne disputed the allegation in his memoirs. According to Bourrienne, jealousy was responsible, between the Army of the Alps and the Army of Italy, with whom Napoleon was seconded at the time. Bonaparte dispatched an impassioned defence in a letter to the commissar Saliceti, and he was acquitted of any wrongdoing.

     He was released within two weeks (on 20 August) and due to his technical skills, was asked to draw up plans to attack Italian positions in the context of France’s war with Austria. He also took part in an expedition to take back Corsica from the British, but the French were repulsed by the British Royal Navy.

    By 1795, Bonaparte had become engaged to Désirée Clary, daughter of François Clary. Désirée’s sister Julie Clary had married Bonaparte’s elder brother Joseph. In April 1795, he was assigned to the Army of the West, which was engaged in the War in the Vendée—a civil war and royalist counter-revolution in Vendée, a region in west-central France on the Atlantic Ocean. As an infantry command, it was a demotion from artillery general—for which the army already had a full quota—and he pleaded poor health to avoid the posting.

    He was moved to the Bureau of Topography of the Committee of Public Safety. He sought unsuccessfully to be transferred to Constantinople in order to offer his services to the Sultan. During this period, he wrote the romantic novella Clisson et Eugénie, about a soldier and his lover, in a clear parallel to Bonaparte’s own relationship with Désirée. On 15 September, Bonaparte was removed from the list of generals in regular service for his refusal to serve in the Vendée campaign. He faced a difficult financial situation and reduced career prospects.

    On 3 October, royalists in Paris declared a rebellion against the National Convention. Paul Barras, a leader of the Thermidorian Reaction, knew of Bonaparte’s military exploits at Toulon and gave him command of the improvised forces in defence of the convention in the Tuileries Palace. Napoleon had seen the massacre of the King’s Swiss Guard there three years earlier and realized that artillery would be the key to its defence.

    He ordered a young cavalry officer named Joachim Murat to seize large cannons and used them to repel the attackers on 5 October 1795—13 Vendémiaire An IV in the French Republican Calendar. 1,400 royalists died and the rest fled. He cleared the streets with “a whiff of grapeshot”, according to 19th-century historian Thomas Carlyle in The French Revolution: A History.

    The defeat of the royalist insurrection extinguished the threat to the Convention and earned Bonaparte sudden fame, wealth, and the patronage of the new government, the Directory. Murat married one of Napoleon’s sisters, becoming his brother-in-law; he also served under Napoleon as one of his generals. Bonaparte was promoted to Commander of the Interior and given command of the Army of Italy.

    Within weeks, he was romantically involved with Joséphine de Beauharnais, the former mistress of Barras. The couple married on 9 March 1796 in a civil ceremony.

    First Italian campaign

    Two days after the marriage, Bonaparte left Paris to take command of the Army of Italy. He immediately went on the offensive, hoping to defeat the forces of Piedmont before their Austrian allies could intervene. In a series of rapid victories during the Montenotte Campaign, he knocked Piedmont out of the war in two weeks. The French then focused on the Austrians for the remainder of the war, the highlight of which became the protracted struggle for Mantua. The Austrians launched a series of offensives against the French to break the siege, but Napoleon defeated every relief effort, scoring victories at the battles of Castiglione, Bassano, Arcole, and Rivoli. The decisive French triumph at Rivoli in January 1797 led to the collapse of the Austrian position in Italy. At Rivoli, the Austrians lost up to 14,000 men while the French lost about 5,000.

    The next phase of the campaign featured the French invasion of the Habsburg heartlands. French forces in Southern Germany had been defeated by the Archduke Charles in 1796, but the Archduke withdrew his forces to protect Vienna after learning about Napoleon’s assault. In the first encounter between the two commanders, Napoleon pushed back his opponent and advanced deep into Austrian territory after winning at the Battle of Tarvis in March 1797. The Austrians were alarmed by the French thrust that reached all the way to Leoben, about 100 km from Vienna, and decided to sue for peace.

    The Treaty of Leoben, followed by the more comprehensive Treaty of Campo Formio, gave France control of most of northern Italy and the Low Countries, and a secret clause promised the Republic of Venice to Austria. Bonaparte marched on Venice and forced its surrender, ending 1,100 years of Venetian independence. He authorized the French to loot treasures such as the Horses of Saint Mark. On the journey, Bonaparte conversed much about the warriors of antiquity, especially Alexander, Caesar, Scipio and Hannibal. He studied their strategy and combined it with his own. In a question from Bourrienne, asking whether he gave his preference to Alexander or Caesar, Napoleon said that he places Alexander the Great in the first rank, the main reason being his campaign in Asia.

    His application of conventional military ideas to real-world situations enabled his military triumphs, such as creative use of artillery as a mobile force to support his infantry. He stated later in life: “I have fought sixty battles and I have learned nothing which I did not know at the beginning. Look at Caesar; he fought the first like the last”.

    Bonaparte could win battles by concealment of troop deployments and concentration of his forces on the “hinge” of an enemy’s weakened front. If he could not use his favourite envelopment strategy, he would take up the central position and attack two co-operating forces at their hinge, swing round to fight one until it fled, then turn to face the other. In this Italian campaign, Bonaparte’s army captured 150,000 prisoners, 540 cannons, and 170 standards. The French army fought 67 actions and won 18 pitched battles through superior artillery technology and Bonaparte’s tactics.

    During the campaign, Bonaparte became increasingly influential in French politics. He founded two newspapers: one for the troops in his army and another for circulation in France. The royalists attacked Bonaparte for looting Italy and warned that he might become a dictator. Napoleon’s forces extracted an estimated $45 million in funds from Italy during their campaign there, another $12 million in precious metals and jewels. His forces confiscated more than 300 priceless paintings and sculptures.

    Bonaparte sent General Pierre Augereau to Paris to lead a coup d’état and purge the royalists on 4th September—the Coup of 18 Fructidor. This left Barras and his Republican allies in control again but dependent upon Bonaparte, who proceeded to peace negotiations with Austria. These negotiations resulted in the Treaty of Campo Formio. Bonaparte returned to Paris in December 1797 as a hero. He met Talleyrand, France’s new Foreign Minister—who served in the same capacity for Emperor Napoleon—and they began to prepare for an invasion of Britain.

    Egyptian expedition

    After two months of planning, Bonaparte decided that France’s naval strength was not yet sufficient to confront the British Royal Navy. He decided on a military expedition to seize Egypt and thereby undermine Britain’s access to its trade interests in India. Bonaparte wished to establish a French presence in the Middle East and join forces with Tipu Sultan, the Sultan of Mysore who was an enemy of the British. Napoleon assured the Directory that “as soon as he had conquered Egypt, he will establish relations with the Indian princes and, together with them, attack the English in their possessions”. The Directory agreed in order to secure a trade route to the Indian subcontinent.

    In May 1798, Bonaparte was elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences. His Egyptian expedition included a group of 167 scientists, with mathematicians, naturalists, chemists, and geodesists among them. Their discoveries included the Rosetta Stone, and their work was published in the Description de l’Égypte in 1809.

    En route to Egypt, Bonaparte reached Malta on 9 June 1798, then controlled by the Knights Hospitaller. Grand Master Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim surrendered after token resistance, and Bonaparte captured an important naval base with the loss of only three men.

    Bonaparte and his expedition eluded pursuit by the Royal Navy and landed at Alexandria on 1 July. He fought the Battle of Shubra Khit against the Mamluks, Egypt’s ruling military caste. This helped the French practise their defensive tactic for the Battle of the Pyramids, fought on 21 July, about 24 km (15 mi) from the pyramids. General Bonaparte’s forces of 25,000 roughly equalled those of the Mamluks’ Egyptian cavalry. Twenty-nine French and approximately 2,000 Egyptians were killed. The victory boosted the morale of the French army.

    On 1 August 1798, the British fleet under Sir Horatio Nelson captured or destroyed all but two vessels of the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile, defeating Bonaparte’s goal to strengthen the French position in the Mediterranean. His army had succeeded in a temporary increase of French power in Egypt, though it faced repeated uprisings. In early 1799, he moved an army into the Ottoman province of Damascus (Syria and Galilee). Bonaparte led these 13,000 French soldiers in the conquest of the coastal towns of Arish, Gaza, Jaffa, and Haifa. The attack on Jaffa was particularly brutal. Bonaparte discovered that many of the defenders were former prisoners of war, ostensibly on parole, so he ordered the garrison and some 1,500–2,000 prisoners to be executed by bayonet or drowning. Men, women, and children were robbed and murdered for three days.

    Bonaparte began with an army of 13,000 men. 1,500 were reported missing, 1,200 died in combat, and thousands perished from disease—mostly bubonic plague. He failed to reduce the fortress of Acre, so he marched his army back to Egypt in May. To speed up the retreat, Bonaparte ordered plague-stricken men to be poisoned with opium. The number who died remains disputed, ranging from a low of 30 to a high of 580. He also brought out 1,000 wounded men. Back in Egypt on 25 July, Bonaparte defeated an Ottoman amphibious invasion at Abukir.

    Ruler of France

    General Bonaparte surrounded by members of the Council of Five Hundred during the Coup of 18 Brumaire, by François Bouchot

    While in Egypt, Bonaparte stayed informed of European affairs. He learned that France had suffered a series of defeats in the War of the Second Coalition. On 24 August 1799, fearing that the Republic’s future was in doubt, he took advantage of the temporary departure of British ships from French coastal ports and set sail for France, despite the fact that he had received no explicit orders from Paris. The army was left in the charge of Jean-Baptiste Kléber.

    Unknown to Bonaparte, the Directory had sent him orders to return to ward off possible invasions of French soil, but poor lines of communication prevented the delivery of these messages. By the time that he reached Paris in October, France’s situation had been improved by a series of victories. The Republic, however, was bankrupt and the ineffective Directory was unpopular with the French population. The Directory discussed Bonaparte’s “desertion” but was too weak to punish him.

    Despite the failures in Egypt, Napoleon returned to a hero’s welcome. He drew together an alliance with director Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, his brother Lucien, speaker of the Council of Five Hundred Roger Ducos, director Joseph Fouché, and Talleyrand, and they overthrew the Directory by a coup d’état on 9 November 1799 (“the 18th Brumaire” according to the revolutionary calendar), closing down the Council of Five Hundred. Napoleon became “first consul” for ten years, with two consuls appointed by him who had consultative voices only. His power was confirmed by the new “Constitution of the Year VIII”, originally devised by Sieyès to give Napoleon a minor role, but rewritten by Napoleon, and accepted by direct popular vote (3,000,000 in favour, 1,567 opposed). The constitution preserved the appearance of a republic but, in reality, established a dictatorship.

    French Consulate

    Bonaparte, First Consul, by Ingres. Posing the hand inside the waistcoat was often used in portraits of rulers to indicate calm and stable leadership.

    Napoleon established a political system that historian Martyn Lyons called “dictatorship by plebiscite”. Worried by the democratic forces unleashed by the Revolution, but unwilling to ignore them entirely, Napoleon resorted to regular electoral consultations with the French people on his road to imperial power. He drafted the Constitution of the Year VIII and secured his own election as First Consul, taking up residence at the Tuileries. The constitution was approved in a rigged plebiscite held the following January, with 99.94 percent officially listed as voting “yes”.

    Napoleon’s brother, Lucien, had falsified the returns to show that 3 million people had participated in the plebiscite. The real number was 1.5 million. Political observers at the time assumed the eligible French voting public numbered about 5 million people, so the regime artificially doubled the participation rate to indicate popular enthusiasm for the consulate. In the first few months of the consulate, with war in Europe still raging and internal instability still plaguing the country, Napoleon’s grip on power remained very tenuous.

    In the spring of 1800, Napoleon and his troops crossed the Swiss Alps into Italy, aiming to surprise the Austrian armies that had reoccupied the peninsula when Napoleon was still in Egypt. After a difficult crossing over the Alps, the French army entered the plains of Northern Italy virtually unopposed. While one French army approached from the north, the Austrians were busy with another stationed in Genoa, which was besieged by a substantial force. The fierce resistance of this French army, under André Masséna, gave the northern force some time to carry out their operations with little interference.