Lagos bubbling as AMVCAs 2018 holds! (Vanguard)
Lagos, Africa’s entertainment hub, will reverbrate tomorrow, as this year’s edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, AMVCAs holds amid fanfare at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. Already, the city is bubbling with life as celebrities from across the continent arrive in droves ahead of tomorrow’s event. With the voting period officially closed, the organisers are working round the clock to make the show an experience of a lifetime. Apart from the glitz and glamour of Africa’s biggest stars converging in Lagos, the AMVCA is coveted by all actors and film practitioners. The event will be broadcast live on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv from 4pm West African Time, WAT. Read more
Theresa May speaks on experience in Lagos, Nigeria (PremiumTimes)
British Prime Minister, Theresa May, says she had an excellent time in Nigeria and hopes to see increased trade and investment between Nigeria and the UK.
She spoke with journalists at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja on Wednesday in Lagos, shortly before departing the country at 8:10 p.m.
“I was in Abuja and also in Lagos to see the thriving business community here.
“We want to see increased trade between Nigeria and UK, increased investment, bringing jobs here in Nigeria, jobs in the UK. Read More
Saraki’s Declaration: I have been vindicated – Oshiomhole (Vanguard)
In the aftermath of the presidential declaration of Senate President Bukola Saraki, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole says his claim that Mr Saraki wanted to destroy the APC before leaving has now been vindicated. This was as he vowed to reclaim Kwara state from the vice grip of Sen. Saraki and end his dominance of the political structure of the north-central state. Read more
2019: Crisis looms in APC as party insists on direct primary (Punch)
There are indications that a fresh crisis is imminent in the All Progressives Congress over its forthcoming primaries. The party on Friday said it would adopt the direct primary method for the selection of its candidates for all elections. However, it was gathered that the party’s latest position would pit some governors against senators from their states. Read more
Buhari’s rule of law comments, a drift towards dictatorship (Punch)
President Muhammadu Buhari says the rule of law must be subject to the supremacy of the nation’s security and national interest, but lawyers and political analysts disagree with this assertion, JESUSEGUN ALAGBE writes On Thursday, February 26, 2015, four weeks before the election that brought him to power, President Muhammadu Buhari told the world at the Chatham House in London, United Kingdom, that he had become a converted democrat. Read more
2019: Crisis looms in APC as party insists on direct primary (Punch)
There are indications that a fresh crisis is imminent in the All Progressives Congress over its forthcoming primaries. The party on Friday said it would adopt the direct primary method for the selection of its candidates for all elections. Read more
108 policemen killed in 8 months (Daily Trust)
Last Tuesday, youths attacked a police patrol team along College Road, Ifako Ijaiye area of Lagos, killing a policeman in the process. The mob also vandalized a patrol van and injured three others. Five of the criminals were arrested, and are under detention. This is hardly news, as such incidents occur with alarming regularity. A whopping 108 policemen were killed on duty, mostly by criminals and non-state actors between January and August this year. Data of the period gathered and analyzed by Daily Trust Saturday showed that two policemen were killed by a ‘drunk driver’ in Oyo State around Orita Challenge on 25 August. Read more
Atiku, Kwankwaso, Saraki: How ‘big’ declarations will affect PDP (Daily trust)
The recent declarations by some personalities to vie for the presidency under the platform of the leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suddenly shifted attention to the leading opposition party in Nigeria, raising issues like fears of implosion, division, and other possible effects. For now, the PDP has over 15 presidential hopefuls, and from their utterances, each of them believes he is best-suited to fly the ticket of the party next year. Amidst this confidence, insiders say almost all of the presidential aspirants decided to buy the nomination forms after they received the blessings, commitment, and assurances of those that matter in the party, including serving governors. Read more
Why I wept – Atiku Abubakar (PM News)
Former vice president has explained his reason for crying when he was presented with the PDP presidential nomination form in Abuja. The support groups of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Friday purchased for him the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms for the 2019 presidential election. Read more
This Is Best Time To Invest In Nigeria- Buhari Tells Merkrel (Naijanews)
President Muhammadu Buhari in his chat with Germany chancellor, Angel Merkrel said all agreement with her country will be guided by the rule of law. President Buhari had earlier today, received the German Chancellor, who was accompanied by top government officials and a business delegation, at the Presidential Villa. Read more
Why Dogara Was Absent At NEC Meeting- Aide Reveals (Naijanews)
C.I.D Madabum, deputy chief of staff to Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has explained why the nation’s number four citizen at the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Naija News recalls that the meeting which held at APC national secretariat in Abuja on Thursday, had President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and other party leaders in attendance. Read more
Buhari’s refusal to assent to PIGB disappointing – CISLAC (SUN)
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has described as ‘disappointing’ the refusal by President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Petroleum Industry and Governance Bill (PIGB) sent to him by the National Assembly, urging him to re-think his decision in the national interest. It said the refusal to assent to the Bill is a big failure on the part of Buhari’s government and a lost opportunity to reform and transform the sector to meet up with global standards. Read more
Nigerian startup shortlisted for Silicon Valley’s demo in the United States (Guardian)
A start-up social enterprise driven to raise the next generation science and technology leaders, and train female developers Tech4Her Africa, has emerged winner of the AngelHack Hackathon hosted at Impact Hub, Ikoyi, Lagos State. They are shortlisted to represent Africa at the Global Demo Day taking place at Silicon Valley, United States and are joining other winners from 50 cities around the world for the 12 weeks Angel Hackcelerator program. Read more
US-Canada trade talks end in deadlock, to resume next week (DW)
The US and Canada’s attempts at forging a new trade deal ended this week with few signs of progress. Negotiations were upended after a series of inflammatory remarks by President Trump were leaked to the Canadian press. Negotiations between Canada and the United States to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ended on Friday without a deal, missing a self-imposed deadline set by US President Donald Trump. Read more
I can never go nude on runway – Jessica Okeke, model (SUN)
Unlike most parents who tell their children to steer clear of the runway, Jessica Okeke had the blessing of her parents to explore a career in modeling. And today, she’s not only a super model, she has also delved into music and acting.
In this exclusive interview, Okeke talks about her journey into the entertainment world, including her fears and challenges.
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Ronaldo agent fumes at UEFA Player of the Year snub (Vanguard)
Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has slammed UEFA for not giving the Juventus star the Player of the Year award. Ronaldo did not show up at the Champions League group stage draw ceremony, where the awards for last season were handed out. Read more
Mikel hails Rohr for inviting young players to the national team (Vanguard)
Tianjin Teda of China midfielder, John Mikel Obi has thrown his weight behind the influx of young players in the Super Eagles, as the Nigerian captain says the coach, Gernot Rohr is planning for the future. In the wake of the invitation of four new players and several youngsters in Rohr’s list of 24 players for next Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Seychelles, Mikel said it is commendable to see the coach has courage to think of the future in the face of pressures to get good results in the present. Read more