Month: September 2013

The 53 Gold-Plated iPhones For Nigeria’s Independence Day Celebration Arrive! [PHOTO]

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Although it was denied by the Federal
Government, gold-plated iPhones bearing the country coat of arms have arrived the country in time for it’s 53rd anniversary.
The iPhones valued at N662m from Gold and Co, a British luxury products company to mark her 53rd independence anniversary. It is however not clear who and who will be getting the phone. The spokesperson for FG, Dr.Reuben Abati has stated that there is no one in the administration
that ordered for such commodity. The phones have generated much heated argument from all quarters, with people of the view that an ordinary individual cannot boldly order such
number of customised phones with Nigeria’s crested coat of arm.

Nkem Owoh & Funke Akindele Go Back To Primary School For New Movie [PHOTO]

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Arguably two of the funniest people in
Nollywood, Funke Akindele & Nkem Owoh are teaming up on a new movie.
Pictures have been posted from the set of the shoot, which show the duo wearing primary school uniforms and looking jolly as ever.
When the movie comes out, its sure bound to be a funny one.

How Much Will Inviting Your Favourite Nigerian Artistes Cost?

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A list of top Nigerian highest paid hip-hop artistes per act
was recently released by Encomium magazine;
perfectly researched and confirmed.
The list had the music duo of P’Square topping it as
the highest paid hip hop act. The music duo are
learnt to be charging between N9 and N10 million
for a show within Nigeria.
D’banj comes second on the list with a charge
between N6 and N7 million to grace any event in the
country. Before the split from Mo’Hit, D’banj topped
the list with charges between N7 and N8 million
while P’square was N5 million.
2face comes the third highest paid artiste on the
list. Although his fee is not consistent, He is said to
be charging between N5 and N6 million. It was
learnt that 2face because of his love and passion for
the art easily adjust fees and not always keen like
other acts on their particular amount.
Wizkid is the fourth on the list with a gracing fee of
N4 to N5 million.
Artistes like Owawunmi who actually is the highest
paid female star, Flavour, Timaya and Olamide
charges N3 million. Others in this category are
Darey Art Alade, Duncan Mighty, and Chocolate
Music artistes, M.I and Ice-Prince.
The likes of Iyanya, Davido, Wande Coal and Tiwa
Savage are in the league of artistes that go for N2.5
million, while DPrince, Dr.Sid and one time highest
earning artiste, 9ice collect N2 million respectively.
Naeto C and Waje are said to be in the category of
N1.5 million.
1- Psquare N10million
2- DBanj – N 8million
3- 2Face N6million
4- Wizkid N5million
5- Omawumi, Darey, Duncan Mighty,Olamide,
Timayah, Flavour, M.I, Ice-Prince N3 million
6 – Iyanya, Davido, Wande Coal, Tiwa Savage
N2.5 million
7 – 9ice, DPrince, Dr. Sid N2 million
8 – Neato C and Waje – N1.5 million.
Still looking forward to inviting any for your bday party?

ASUP to resume strike October 4

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP),
on Saturday announced that it has resolved to
resume its suspended nationwide strike from next
week, following the failure of the federal
government to fulfill its agreement with the union.
The lecturers had, on July 17, suspended its weeks-
old strike after the intervention of federal
lawmakers in its negotiation with the federal
government.
In a communique released after the National
Executive Council (NEC) of the union met for her
75th Meeting at the Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger
State, the National Publicity Secretary of the
union,Chirman Clement Selchum, said the lecturers
will resume the suspended strike on October 4.
“That in view of the continued insincerity of
Government to honour the agreement reached with
ASUP, NEC resolves that the union will resume the
suspended strike with effect from October 4, 2013,”
the communique read.
“NEC sincerely appreciates the good people of
Nigeria and all other stakeholders in the education
sector for their sustained support in its struggles to
save the polytechnic education from total collapse
in Nigeria.”
The lecturers also lamented the decaying standard
of polytechnic education and solicited the
assistance of the National Assembly, parents, and
other notable groups to assist in revamping
polytechnic education in Nigeria.
They passed a vote of no confidence on the National
Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and called for
the immediate establishment of a National
Polytechnics Commission (NPC) to proactively cater
for the needs of the sector.
Education in Nigeria has been hit with different
crises since July.
The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has
since July 1 declared a strike action over the failure
of the federal government to honour an agreement
reached with the union in 2009.
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has also
declared it will go on a nationwide strike should the
government and ASUU fail to reach a compromise
by October 11.
ASUP S tatement: Communique of the 75th National
Executive Council (Nec) of the Academic Staff Union
of Polytechnics (Asup) held at Federal Polytechnic,
Bida Niger State, From 24–28th September, 2013
Preamble: The National Executive Council (NEC) of
the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)
met for her 75th NEC Meeting at the Federal
Polytechnic Bida, Niger State, where the following
national issues were observed, discussed, and
resolutions on them were reached:
Observations:
1. The frustrating inertia of the Federal Government
to convincingly fulfil any of the promises and
agreements reached with the union before the
suspension of the strike on 17th July, 2013 on
CONTISS 15 Migration for Lower cadres, Needs
Assessment of Polytechnics, release of white paper
on visitation to Federal polytechnics, discrimination
between polytechnics and university graduates in
job placement and career progression and the
constitution of Governing Councils to Federal
polytechnics earlier omitted.
2. The anti-labour stance of the National Assembly
as exemplified by the recently proposed removal of
minimum wage from the exclusive legislative list of
the constitution to the concurrent list; as well as the
proposed legislation against declaration of Industrial
Strike by unions in the tertiary sector;
3. The growing tension in the nation’s polity as a
result of the volatile comments and activities of
politicians and interest groups;
4. Government’s abuse of the laws establishing
TETfund
5. The culpable lack of commitment of the National
Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to meeting the
needs and demands of polytechnic education in
Nigeria;
6. Appointment of rectors/provosts from within
polytechnic/monotechnics sector.
R esolutions
In the light of the above, NEC resolves:
1. That Government should without delay address
all the outstanding issues including the NEEDS
Assessments of the polytechnics and the
corresponding funding, constitution of the Governing
Councils of the remaining Federal polytechnics,
CONITSS 15 Migration of the Lower Cadres, the
removal of disparity between HND and Degree
certificates, establishment of the National
Polytechnics Commission (NPC), release of the
white paper of the visitation panels to polytechnics;
2. That the National Assembly should rescind from
its current anti-labour posture in the interest of
industrial peace and our desperate move to rescue
the endangered soul of the tertiary institutions in
the country;
3. That the National Assembly should expedite
action on the review of the Polytechnic Act;
4. That a vote of no confidence be passed in the
NBTE and further calls for the immediate
establishment of a National Polytechnics
Commission (NPC) to proactively cater for the needs
of the sector;
5. That the Nigerian political class and other interest
groups should exercise restraint on their utterances
and activities in the interest of peace, unity and
security of the nation;
6. That the Federal Government should desist from
abuse of TETfund laws;
7. That stakeholders in the education sector such as
parents, students, religious leaders, the press,
members of States and National assemblies need to
rise to their responsibilities of rescuing the
(polytechnic) education sector from imminent
collapse;
8. That the position of ASUP on the need to appoint
the rectors from within the polytechnic system
remains irreversible;
9. That in view of the continued insincerity of
Government to honour the agreement reached with
ASUP, NEC resolves that the union will resume the
suspended strike with effect from 4th October, 2013.
NEC sincerely appreciates the good people of
Nigeria and all other stakeholders in the education
sector for their sustained support in its struggles to
save the polytechnic education from total collapse
in Nigeria.
Signed
Chirman Clement Selchum

Faces of 1.2 Billion Facebook Users All In One Picture

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Facebook has over 1.2 billion users, and a new web
project from programmer Natalie Rojas has brought
them all together as a mosaic of user pics on The
Faces of Facebook.
Visually impressive, the site loads up as a supposed
view of Facebook’s 1.2 billion users. You can select
any area of the picture to zoom in for a closer look
at clusters of individual profile images, all
chronologically ordered, according to Rojas.
Hovering over a user’s picture will give you their
name and”FACE #,”representing the order all
profiles were created. Clicking a user’s picture will
even launch their full profile page on Facebook.
Of course, if a profile is marked as private, no
information that isn’t publicly available is shown
here or when following the link to the full
profile.”Relax. We’re not breaking any Facebook
privacy rule because we don’t store anyone’s
private information, pictures or names,”Rojas
writes.
“We’ve just found a harmless way to show
1,260,866,093 Facebook profile pictures and
organize them in chronological order”The Faces of Facebook experience is enhanced if
you sign in to your Facebook account while visiting.
The project will give you the FACE #s for you and
your friends, and also point out the areas where you
each lie on the overview.
So visit the page and see which of your friends has
the longest Facebook tenure. Just understand that
none of you have been around longer than Mark
Zuckerberg – he is, naturally, FACE #1.

PHOTO – Mary J Blige Performing @ ‘Sisters With Soul’ Lagos Concert.

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Mary J Blige will forever be sexy guys. This lady is 42, yet check out how great she looked on stage two nights ago at the ‘Sisters With Soul’ concert in Lagos while giving a mind blowing performance too!

Am I His Mate? Genevieve Nnaji Threatens To Slap Skales

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The post below from MetroNaija make Lwkmd (Laugh wan kill me die)….. This is hilarious!!! Geneveive Nnaji has threaten to
slap EME singer, Skales If he mentions her name in
his lyrics again.
EME rapper, Skales probably never saw this coming.
Well incase you didn’t know Skales in a song titled
“no time” said that genevieve was top on his list
and he wants to give her the D, but now Skales
might get the ‘S’.
The far from happy star actress issued a statement
this morning to one of our reporters, and I quote:
“Can you imagine that boy telling me he wants to
give me the D ..what does he know, is the D
sef? ..that is by the way..the next time i hear him
mention my name in his lyrics again, I’m gonna give
him a dirty slap, he’ll never forget..what sort of
nonsense, am I his mate? how much does he have?”
Banky W was contacted but all he could say was“I
told Skales..upcoming artist don’t mention her name
in songs…now we have to go and beg all
together….Wizkid is already buying her gifts..we
cant spoil EME’s name, A slap on Skales is a slap on
the whole family”

Queen B’s Bday Party Alert: Linda Ikeji touches down at Heathrow Airport for Birthday Weekend Parties (Photos)

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Nigerian Blogging Queen, Linda Ikeji while Living it large landed in London’s Heathrow airport on the eve (yesterday) of her birthday weekend celebrations which is
scheduled to take place in London and
Manchester.
The parties, which are hosted by Cokobar.com
and covered exclusively by OHBOX, were sold
out last year and promises to be an even bigger
star studded affair.
Catch all the birthday action plus Linda Ikeji’s
London special only on the OHBOX mobile app.
Download the free OHBOX app on your Android,
IOS and Blackberry device for the best in African
entertainment and watch FREE movies including
the award winning movie The Mirror Boy.
Here are some pictures of the star blogger as
she moved from the airport, to the car and train,
and oh, note the upper class Virgin tickets and
detail shots of her outfit – shared with us by Daniel Sync.
Linda Ikeji Photos by: Daniel Sync http://www.syncphotosonline.com
Happi Bday Queen B…… BTW, she’s Queen cos in and to Nigerians, she’s like Perez Hilton, Necole Bitchie and Sandra Rose all wrapped up in one…..ijs.

Davido And Footballer Samuel Eto’o Strike A Pose, Flauntking Their Rolexes [PHOTO]

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Do You Know What Time It Is? I guess it’s time to be in London having a blast.
Davido whose latest single ‘Skelewu’ is burning the radio charts posted a picture with Cameroonian football legend Samuel Eto’o. Davido
and the Chelsea striker took time out to show off their Rolex pieces.

Nigerian Idol Season 2 Winner Mercy Chinwo yet to Receive Recording Contract One Year After

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From MetroNaija. “Over a year after winning the second season of
Nigerian Idol, singer Mecry Chinwo is yet to be given
her N7.5m recording contract.
‘As I speak to you, I’m one-man standing. I am not
in any record label, I am alone. I have to say the
truth. I am not or was never tied to nay record label‘,
the Port Harcourt-born singer toldEncomium
Weekly last week. She however confirmed receiving
the N7.5m cash prize.
Franchise owners of Nigerian Idol, Optima Media
Group(OMG) had announced that the winner of the
talent show would go home with the overall prize of
a recording contract, an SUV and a mouth-watering
cash of prize of $100,000 (N7.5m).
The show was sponsored by Etisalat and Pepsi.
NET could not establish contact with OMG as a rep
for the media company refused to pick our phone
calls and reply text messages.
Mercy’s case isn’t the same withseason three
winner Moses Obi-Adigwewho says everything OMG
promised has been delivered.‘Yes I got the money
and my contract, everything is okay‘, Moses told
Nigerian Entertainment Today in a telephone chat.
The singer says he has received his N7.5m cash
prize and has released three new singles.
Apparently, Moses’recording contract is with OMG
who recently setup their own label. Moses says he is
more relaxed working with OMG than any other
label as they would have time for him.”

Karen Igho Plays Village Girl In New Movie [PHOTO]

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Following her stint with Tinsel, former Big Brother Africa (BBA) Winner Karen Igho seems to be delving more into the movie industry.
The busty actress shared a picture from the set of a new movie she’s in, where she plays the part of a village girl.
See photo below.

The Future Awards Africa unveils list of Finalists, announces week-long celebration

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With excitement building up to The Future
Awards Africa 2013, the Central Working
Committee (CWC) has unveiled the shortlist of
three nominees per category for the Awards
scheduled to take place soon.
“It has been an intense period of judging and
review,” says Chude Jideonwo, Executive
Director of The Future Project. “After the
nominations, there was a period of intense
research and verification of nominees before the
final selection process, thanks to the
Independent Audit Committee and the Board of
Judges. They worked tirelessly over two months
and are thoroughly proud of the resulting final
nominees.”
Members of the Independent Audit Committee
include the chief executive of EbonyLife TV, Mo
Abudu; politician Jimi Agbaje; Stanbic IBTC
director Yemi Osindero; and LEAP Africa founder
Ndidi Nwuneli amongst others.
“All the nominees deserve to win and we are
immensely inspired by them,” Jideonwo noted.
“However, the vetting process has been
daunting, and the intense scrutiny that
successful nominees have gone through has
been illuminating for them as well. We stressed
the importance of a combination of structure,
quantifiable measures of success and impact, to
get the most inspiring and worthy to rise to the
top.”
The Awards, presented in partnership with the
African Union Commission, the Tony Elumelu
Foundation and Microsoft, will mark the end of a
three-city, week-long celebration of the Africa
Union at 50 and Nigeria at 100 starting with the
induction of 100 ‘Guardians of the Future’ by
President Goodluck Jonathan. The Awards will
be televised exclusively for Africa Magic.
Media Partners include Channels TV, Silverbird
TV, Nigeria Info, TW, Ventures Africa, and
Guardian Life. Online Partners are BellaNaija,
LindaIkejiBlog, Information Nigeria, Premium
Times, 360Nobs, NigeriaNewsDesk,
LadunLiadiBlog, and Jobberman. Official Media
Partners are Cool FM, Wazobia FM and Y!/
YNaija.com, and the official television partner is
Africa Magic.
For more information, visit and follow @TFAAfrica on Twitter or the website http://www.thefutureafrica.com/
awards. The official hashtag for the event is #TFAA2013
THE LIST
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN
ADVOCACY & ACTIVISM
Orode Uduaghan-Okpu (24)
Tobore Oro Edema (24)
Maryam Augie (28)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Chikezie Nwaoha (29)
Yewande Akinola (28)
Hugo Obi (32)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN
COMMUNITY ACTION
Dr. Okeke Kanayo (30)
Monica Onuoha (30)
Ife Adebayo (30)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN
NEW MEDIA
Kingsley Ezeani (23)
Ediong Umoh (26)
John Obidi (27)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN
ENTERTAINMENT TALENT
Ice Prince (28)
OC Ukeje (32)
Omawumi (31)
YOUNG MEDIA ENTREPRENEUR OF THE
YEAR AWARD (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE
BRITISH COUNCIL)
Uche Pedro
Lydia Sobogun
Kenneth Gyang
Olawale Adetula
Kemi Adetiba
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN
JOURNALISM
Monica Mark (29)
Toyosi Ogunseye (29)
Ben Ezeamalu (30)
THE TONY O. ELUMELU PRIZE IN BUSINESS
Saheed Jumar (28)
Melody Okwuazu (22)
Nonyelum Ibeh (27)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN
PUBLIC SERVICE
Dr. Adanna Chukwuma (31)
Joycee Awojoodu (27)
Ekong Ekong Imona (32)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Osita Abana (28)
Adim Isiakpona (28)
Kayode Temenu (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN
AGRICULTURE
Olawale Isaiah Ojo (24)
Precious Peter Nweke (31)
Abraham Ojoh (22)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN
FASHION & STYLE
Vera Akporeha (23)
Yomi Makun (27)
Aisha Bello (24)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN
ARTS & CULTURE
Njideka Akunyili (30)
Anthony Anth Ezeokoye (30)
Kenneth Gyang (27)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN
ENTERPRISE SUPPORT
Isoken Ogiewonyi (26) and Wonuola Odunsi (29)
Chibuike Aguene (30)
Ayodeji Adewunmi (29), Opeyemi Awoyemi
(25), and Olalekan Olude (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN
EDUCATION
Gossy Ukanwoke (25)
Olufunbi Falayi (27)
Otto Orondaam (26)
YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR – THE
AFRICA PRIZE
Kariuki Gathitu – Kenya (27)
Foglabenchi Lily Haritu – Cameroon (27)
Peter and Paul Okoye – Nigeria (31)
Ludwick Marishane – South Africa (22)
William Kamkwamba – Malawi (25)
Ashish J. Thakkar – Uganda (32)
Saran Kaba Jones – Liberia (31)
Moctar Dembélé – Burkina Faso (22)
Grace Ihejiamaizu – Nigeria (22)
Patrick Ngowi – Tanzania (28)

4th ANNUAL ANKARA FESTIVAL & AFRICAN FASHION SHOW LA 2013 HIGHLIGHTS DIVERSITY OF AFRICAN ARTISTS & DESIGNERS

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On Saturday, September 28, 2013 from
4pm-9pm, The Ankara Festival is designed to
showcase upcoming and established designers
who specialize in using traditional African
fabrics and prints to create contemporary
clothing in a fashion show.
The show Event Hosts are Duain Richmond
(FELA! On Broadway) and Yvonne Orji (Actress
and Comedienne), plus the Featured Headlining
Fashion Designer is Korto Momolu (Liberia &
Project Runway, Season 5 & All Stars)Featured
Fashion Designers: Afriq Expression (Nigeria);
Dewan Apparel (Nigeria); Nice Trads (Nigeria);
Nsaa House of Designs (Ghana); OYATO Designs
(Nigeria); Solome Katongole (Uganda); Sumahrie
Collections (Sierra Leone); Tee Designs (Nigeria)
Featured Performing Artists: Chibbz, Lola
Savage, Naomi Wachira, Rahab, Stylzz, Titi
Lo’Kei
THE VENUE: Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St.,
Los Angeles, CA
The mission is to enhance awareness about
Africa’s rich culture in society. Ankara Festival
Los Angeles is unique platform to bridge the gap
between generations of the new Age African
Africans and the western world through fashion
and music. Through entertainment and various
partnerships, this production aims to foster
unity.
The 2013 Ambassadors for The Ankara Festival
Lara Okunubi (Philanthropist), Monalisa Okojie
(Celebrity Jeweler), Sammi Rotibi (Actor)
Event sponsors include Arik Airlines, CURLS,
Luxe Therapy, MUD Cosmetics, Paul Mitchell
Sherman Oaks, Sweet Dreams Cakes n Things.
The event partners are Primo Arts, Royal
Dynamite, SPICE TV, TOMS, Twin of A Kind
Exhibiting at the event would be 1st Class
Fashion Photography, Araali Designs, Kiki Lee,
Klutch It, Patsie Girl
The Ankara Festival is produced by Peter
“Lentini” Efezokhae (Founder & Creative
Director) Bimpe Efezokhae (Founder& Executive
Director) Dunnie Onasanya (Special Events
Producer & Public Relations) Demola Ogunnaike
(Co- Director)

Over 3000 Models Present As Casting Holds For Music Meets Runway 2013

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The 2013 model casting for the premier music
and fashion show, Music Meets Runway (MMR),
which held last Saturday 21st September, 2013,
was a tremendous success with a huge turnout
of over 3000 young aspiring female and male
models as against last year’s 1000 models.
The event was held in the Expo Hall at the Eko
Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos. This is
the latest in a series of campaigns lined up for
the third edition of the Music Meets Runway,
which has been tagged, ‘The Icons Edition’.
What a way to start!
The Judges were said to have a hard time making up
their minds in selecting the finalists, as the
quality and quantity of the respondents to the
casting call announced earlier that week was so
high.
Speaking at the event, Jennifer Olize, the CEO of
Le Reve Events, the Creative Director behind the
show appreciated the models and informed
them to check their emails for notification of the
successful qualification for the show, Jennifer
continued. ‘We will get back to you to inform
you if you are selected and as for those who
where not successful this year, thank you for
attending and please do try again next.’
Miss Nkem Okorafor, the current “Face” of MMR
2012, who was in attendance said ” whoever
emerges the winner will have the course of her
life changed forever “. This year’s winner will go
on to become the new “Face” of MMR for a year
and will also participate in a major International
fashion week in 2014.
Speaking on passing her crown, Miss Okorafor
continued “being the Face of MMR has really
opened lots of doors for me, it took me four
years to be where I am today. The upcoming
models now look to me as a role model, which
feels good. I was recently cast as the lead
model “The Golden Girl” in this years campaign
shoot and video, later this year I will be
travelling out to participate in the Mercedes
Benz Fashion Week. I have mixed feelings on
passing the crown as the year has gone so fast,
but I’m happy that I’ve laid a good legacy for my
successor, I will be delighted to see who will
emerge the winner as the Face of MMR 2013 and
carry on where I left off in promoting the MMR
brand.”

Lagosians spend N36 billion annually on ‘Owambe’ parties – Fashola

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Guess Banky W was dead right when he sang “ain’t no party like a Lagos party” cos, the vibrant party scene in Lagos has been analyzed
and according to Governor Babatunde Fashola of
Lagos State, it has staggering financial implications.
The governor over the weekend said that more than
N36 billion was spent annually by residents of Lagos
in organizing different social events and parties
popularly known as “owambe”.
This came as the governor reportedly said the
solution to the unemployment crisis in the country
did not require any foreign idea, saying “the answer
is a Made in Nigeria strategy.”
The governor spoke at the fourth edition of the
Lagos Ignite Enterprise and Employability project, a
joint youth empowerment programme between the
government and the Afterschool Graduate
Development Centre, AGDC.
The event attracted hundreds of youths, ex-Chief
Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications
Commission NCC, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, Ali Baba
among other dignitaries.
Fashola explained that the figure was collated after
a careful study of social events especially party life
in Lagos.
According to him, “this was the study of night life
carried out by the government in five local
governments including Agege, Mushin, Ifako-Ijaiye
and Ikeja and another local government. It showed
that more than N36 billion was spent on 1555
parties held within the period.
“We did a study between October and November
last year, we took just five local governments in
Lagos; Agege, Mushin, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikeja and
another one.
“We studied from Thursday, Friday and Saturday
nights, three days every week for four weeks which
was 12 nights.
“In 12 nights, 1555 parties were held in these local
governments. In terms of drinks, food and all other
engagements during such parties, about N1.2 billion
was spent and when we dis-aggregated them we
saw how much went to DJ, MC, food and drinks, the
total picture in the state now and I don’t want to
give you a wrong number but it’s something in the
region of about N3 billion monthly on that side of
our life and people are playing and impacting on
that side of our economy.
The governor noted that clothing materials worn
during such parties popularly called “Aso-ebi”
gulped at least N1.2 billion monthly, saying the
market is huge with much yet to be tapped from it.”

PHOTO- World Richest Man, Bill Gates Happy To Meet Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan

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According to Bill Gates, he was happy he had a good meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria in New York with regards to Polio cases in Nigeria which are down 50% from last year. Below is the report from Bill gates’ website:
“It’s the kickoff to U.N. Week here in New York, and
while locals like to complain about the traffic (I can
see why), it is a great opportunity for me to meet
with leaders from parts of the world where our
foundation is working—to talk about global health
and development projects.
I started off on Monday morning meeting Nigeria’s
President Goodluck Jonathan. Besides our work with
our partners on polio in Nigeria, we are also working
with the government to improve their agricultural
sector.
I’ve written before about China’s potentialto help
developing countries in Africa learn from its
successes, but in Nigeria we have a really
interesting project just getting off the ground where
Brazil is working with Nigeria to bring up agricultural
productivity in their northern Guinea savannah.
Brazil has done an amazing job helping their own
farmers in the Cerrado region to improve their
yields, which brings tremendous economic and
social benefits.
President Jonathan assembled a meeting of experts
in New York and we spent a couple of hours
reviewing their progress and discussing next steps. I
also had a chance to catch up with President
Jonathan about the work we’re doing with our
partners on polio, which is showing encouraging
progress.
Nigeria had 43 confirmed cases of polio in the first 8
months of 2013, a drop of 50 percent from the same
period last year. Finishing the job is quite an
undertaking, so having the President’s support is a
big deal. I was pleased we got to spend as much
time together as we did.”

Chimamanda Adichie Steps Out With Husband Ivara Esege [PHOTOS]

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Award-winning writer Chimamanda Adichie likes
to keep her private life out of the spotlight, so not many people are aware that the “Purple Hibiscus” and “half of a yellow sun” writer is actually married.
She was spotted with her husband, Ivara Esege who is a medical doctor at the Farafina Literary Evening in Lagos. See photos below…..

“Nigerians Drank $50m Worth of Champagne In 2011″ – Forbes

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“Nigerians Drank $50m Worth of Champagne In 2011″ – Forbes…. No doubt Nigeria is a potent home
of parties and flexing, so I’m not surprised. Are you?

Footballer John Utaka To Make Nollywood Debut + Photos

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Former Nigerian & Portsmouth FC striker John
Utaka is set to make his acting debut in
Nollywood movie, Battered.
‘Battered’ is scheduled to premier at the Odeon
Cinema in Greenwich, southeast London, on
September 28, 2013.
John will be acting alongside superstar actors
and actresses like Yvonne Hays; Theodora
Ibekwe; Collin Archer Pearce; Atto Erick; Marie
Gomez; Nana Churcher; Lanre Balogun; DJ Ozzy
and Tim Uche.
‘Battered’ is produced by Fatima Jabbe and co-
directed by Lanre Balogun.
For more insider and behind the scenes photos, visit http://www.360nobs.com/2013/03/battered-a-new-uk-nollywood-movie-by-fatima-jabbe-photos/

Nigerian Emerged Second Best In 2013 World Research Competition

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A graduate of National Open University of
Nigeria (NOUN) and member of Congress of
Noun Students (CONS) Mr. Bayo Soneye has
emerged second best student in the world
research competition in Art category with his
enthusiastic participation in the Giap’s
Confluence v1.0 2013 International
Competition of Research Paper/Project/
Dissertation for UG/PG students held in
Mumbai, India.
With this feat, The National Open University
of Nigeria (NOUN) has again proven it’s
capacity to produce students capable of
competing and excelling among students
across the world.
Mr. Bayo Soneye graduated from National
Open University of Nigeria
(NOUN) in 2011/2012 session after claiming
M.Ed in Educational
Administration and Planning.
The event host, Gyandhara International
Academic Publication (GIAP) is a fast
emerging e-publication house in Mumbai,
Muscat and California, registered with
Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
GAIP helps students in preparing quality
manuscript form their data, by our experts’
feedback and assistance.
GIAP’S Confluence v1.0 competition was a
humble start by GIAP to provide a platform to
students to show case their research talent
to the world.
According to GIAP in their message of thanks
sent to the winners and participants on 14th
of September 2013, it noted that, all papers
presented at the event were of high quality
and upto mark.
‘’It was a tough time for our judges to decide
winner among these kind of papers.’’ The
organizers said.
After a long discussion, GIAP committee
announced Soneye Semiu Adebayo, A
Nigerian Student from National Open
University of Nigeria (NOUN) as the second
best in Art category of the competition with
his paper titled, ”The Impact Of Application Of
Information And Communications
Technology (Ict) In The Administration Of
Polytechnics In Ogun State, Nigeria”.
Cash prizes and merit certificates were being
issued to all winners.