Month: August 2018

Omotola Jalade: Why I no longer appear in many movies

Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekehinde has revealed the reason behind her non-appearance in many blockbusters in recent times. According to her, the reason for her absence from the movie scene is the inability of directors to pay her. She disclosed this at the weekend during a question and answer session with fans on her Instagram

Simi lands acting role in Kunle Afolayan’s new movie

After winning the hearts of Nigerians with her lovely voice and romance-themed songs, Simisola Ogunleye, is taking her first step into the world of make-believe. The ‘Smile For Me’ singer has been cast in ‘Mokalik’ (Mechanic), the upcoming movie of ace director, Kunle Afolayan. Both parties on Sunday reached an agreement at the filmmaker’s Golden

Heavy rain pounds Hong Kong for fourth consecutive day

Torrential rain has been lashing Hong Kong over the past few days. The downpours have been so severe that the Hong Kong Observatory issued amber or red warnings on four consecutive days, something that hasn’t happened since 2002. Shek Kong in the north of the territory was the worst affected, being hit by over 300

President Buhari pays unannounced visit to troops, thanks them for service to nation

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Katsina praised Nigerian troops for their service and dedication to the nation, urging them to remain ‘‘ruthless’’ in the battle against bandits, criminals and kidnappers. Shortly before leaving for Abuja from Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina, the President according to a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu interacted with

Envoy: China-Africa trade hits N4.17 trillion in seven months

The Consul-General of China in Lagos, Mr Chao Xiaoliang, on Thursday said the volume of trade between China and Africa from January to July this year now stand at about N4.17 trillion ($116 billion). Chao, in an article entitled, “Working Together to Write a New Chapter in China-Africa Relations’’, also announced China’s readiness to host

Goats can distinguish happy faces from angry ones – study

A new study shows that goats prefer a happy human face instead of an angry one, which suggests such socio-cognitive ability is more widespread in the animal kingdom than previously assumed. The research, conducted by scientists from the British Royal Society to ascertain goats’ ability to understand human social cues, used 35 goats for the

Firemen rescue 52-year-old man from collapsed building in Kano

The Kano State Fire Service on Thursday morning rescued a 52-year-old man, Malam Mohammed Zakiru, from a collapsed duplex at Kofar Na’isa Quarters in Kano State. Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, the service Public Relations Officer, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano that Zakiru was trapped in a collapsed building in the early hours of

UK minister attacks Google over ‘child abuse content’

British Foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, accused Google on Thursday of abandoning its moral values by failing to remove child abuse content while launching a version of its search engine in China that will block some websites. The government has repeatedly criticised online platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook for failing to remove abusive material

Tragedy as man kills two younger brothers in Asaba

It was a tragedy in the Nwani family in Asaba Sunday night, as their son, Aniemeka Nwani who is in his 30s, slaughtered his two younger brothers, kingsley and Nwayo. The Nwani family of Issele-Uku in Aniocha Local Government Area of the state is an independent marketer of petroleum products in the Delta capital. The

Linda Ikeji sacks staff accused of raping teenager

Linda Ikeji, popular Nigerian blogger, has sacked Theo Ukpaa, the man who is alleged to have raped Emilia Samuel when the latter was 16 years old. Ms Ikeji, who made the announcement on her blog on Wednesday night, said: “I personally wanted to let everyone know that Theo Ukpaa, who was Head of Programmes at
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