Allow Consumers to Buy Meters, FG tells NERC

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The Federal Government has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to reinstate the regulation that allows power consumers to purchase meters from approved vendors.

NERC had in September last year directed the 11 electricity distribution companies operating in the country to formally wind down the alternative meter financing scheme on or before November 1, 2016. The scheme was initiated by NERC in 2013.

The commission had stated that the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation, which allowed electricity consumers to self-finance meter acquisition and installation given that Discos were unable to promptly deploy meters to them, would cease to exist from November 1, 2016.

But on Thursday, the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, stated that both the federal and state governments recently resolved that NERC should reinstate the regulation that permits power consumers to purchase meters, especially where the Discos could not provide the facility.

Nollywood Actress Amanda Ebeye Launches A New Hair Line.

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Actress Amanda Ebeye launches a new hair line today.  She is not only an actress but also an ardent entrepreneur , she has created a new hair line to show her entrepreneur prowess. 

When asked why Amanda hair ? she said " 
Growing up as a young  girl, I hated my hair, how kinky it was and could not wait to use relaxers on  my hair, but I didn't realize at that time, that I had the most beautiful hair and the fun part, I could choose to do anything with it.  https://www.amandahair.net/
THE POWER OF EXTENSIONS
With extensions you do not have to worry, its a way of letting your hair breathe, a lot of people go everyday battling their hair, combing it, causing the hair to break and not grow well.  With extensions, you can just weave that hair back. Go kinky if you want to, go beyonce if you want to. Its all in the hair.

More Ban & Embarrassment For Harvey Weinstein



                            

Harvey Weinstein just got another lifetime ban handed down to him -- this time it's the TV Academy who's saying he's persona non grata ... for the rest of his days.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences held a hearing Monday and its governing board voted to expel Weinstein from the Academy for life. His former company, The Weinstein Co., has produced a number of TV shows over the years -- most notably, perhaps, being "Project Runway."

In a statement, the Academy says it supports those women speaking out against Weinstein. They go on to say they're horrified by the widespread claims of sexual misconduct in the biz and are conducting a review of their membership codes of conduct.

Photo: Oyakhilome’s Daughter, Sharon Is Engaged

Photo: Oyakhilome’s Daughter, Sharon Is Engaged

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s daughter,  Sharon Oyakhilome is engaged. Her mother, Anita shared the news on her Facebook page. She wrote;

“Congratulations to my daughter and son-in-law to be. What makes marriage beautiful is when two become one flesh, inseparable and always enjoying the pleasure of each others company

No Nonsense Tanzanian President Sacks Officials Who Failed To Recall Public Works Budget Figures



                              

Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked two senior officials late on Monday after they failed to recall immediately how much money was allocated by the government in their respective districts for public road construction projects.

Magufuli, nicknamed “the Bulldozer” for his infrastructure projects and leadership style, launched his reform drive after he was elected in late 2015, promising to transform an economy hobbled by red-tape and corruption and carry out a major building programme.

He has sacked thousands of civil servants over the past two years in a crackdown on government inefficiency and corruption.

Photos: President Buhari Presents 2018 Budget


                         

President Muhammadu Buhari today presented N8.6tn 2018 budget proposal to the Joint National Assembly. See more photos below...

Uber Driver Fights with a Lady in Lagos After One Night Stand

 

A lady and an Uber Driver disgraced themselves along Chisco Bus stop in Lekki area of Lagos, after the driver who slept with her refused to do what they agreed...

Read what Flexzy gist who shared the clip wrote;
“Lady drags Uber driver at Chisco bus stop Lekki for not fulfilling their initial promise of taking her to destination after one night stand last week Thursday. 
According to information, the Uber driver without shirt picked the lady for a Night stand in return to take her to Ikeja today, reaching chisco she received a call and then told the Uber driver that it’s Ikorudu not Ikeja. He packed and say he’s not going again... 
That’s what lead to the disagreement which made the Uber driver to remove his shirt and throw her bags out of the car..."
So this lady use her body to pay taxi man who will take her to another man for s*x? Hmmm, Lagos!

"I'm a serving police officer, they abandoned me after accident" – Inspector cries out



                
A serving Police officer serving under the Delta State Command Asaba, Inspector James Ani, has cried out for help following a fatal motor accident he was involved in while embarking on a journey to Asaba from Agbor to resume his duty, with the intention of participating in the governorship primary election on the 6th of December 2014.
The man was on an official journey when this happened. His story...

S*xual Harassment Allegation: Actor Kevin Spacey Agrees To Take A Break

 
Many who follow House of Cards will miss him, but Kevin Spacey really need time to refresh and sort out all issues in his closet giving the number of people who look up to him.

In a statement yesterday, his rep says "Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time." 
This is coming barely a week after coming out as gay and responding to a 30-year old s*xual harassment allegation by actor Anthony Rapp, who accused him of making an unwanted s*xual advance at him when he was 14 years old.
We hope Kevin comes out better

Tinubu Leaves For UK To Meet His Late Son's Wife & Kids


                  
The National Leader of the ruling APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has left Lagos for London, where he is to expected to meet his late son Babajide’s wife and children who reside in UK.

Tinubu was said to have departed Lagos barely 48 hours after Jide was pronounced dead by medical doctors at the Lagos Island General Hospital, Lagos.


PDP sends condolence message to Tinubu:

Iyanya’s 31st Birthday Party



          
There are insinuations that all is not well between Iyanya and Don Jazzy's Mavin records. We can't say if it's true of not for now, but they were conspicuously absent at Iyanya's birthday bash.

The singer turned 31 on Tuesday. His friends put together a small party for him at Crust And Cream in Victoria Island, Lagos. More pics...

Obasanjo Receives Sule Lamido In His Hill-top Mansion


                 

Former Governor of Jigawa state, Dr. Sule Lamido, met former President Olusegun Obasanjo today at his hill-top residence in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

The consultation meeting with the former President was held behind closed door.

Lamido made a similar visit to former military head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar about two weeks ago amongst others as part of his nationwide consultations on his presidential aspiration in 2019.

Muslim Man Bags PhD in Christian Studies in Nigerian University


                                   

Prof. Rasheed Jimoh-Ijaodola, a Muslim, has bagged a doctorate degree in Christian Studies at the University of Ilorin.

According to Vanguard, Jimoh-Ijaodola is Professor of Law and Dean, Oba Erediauwa College of Law of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo.

A statement signed by Mr Obajide Ilugbo, Head, Public & External Relations Unit, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, made this known in Benin on Tuesday.

Ilugbo said that Jimoh-Ijaodola’s thesis examined biblical prophesies and other prophesies, including prophesies of the late Sage and Prophet, Nostradamus.

He further said that the Don’s research focused on the end time and the role of humans in the fulfilment of those prophesies.

Jimoh-Ijaodola, according to him, is a faithful and practicing Muslim, who bagged his first Ph.D.

Student Wrongly Accused of Stealing Brutalized by FUTO's Military Outfit



A student of the Federal University of Owerri, Imo State,was savagely brutalized by the school's military outfit, Xboys, leaving his body badly torn and battered.Reports have it that some female students residing in New Orleans Lodge, Eziobodo, had reported that their phones were missing to the Xboys. The girls were said to have given a description which matched that of a male student.


The security men immediately got hold of the said boy and brutalised him leaving him with deadly bruises before freeing him upon discovering that he is innocent.

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NICE ONE..

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez cover Vanity fair Magazine



 

Singer J-Lo and her man Alex Rodriguez, are the coverstars for the December issue of Vanity Fair magazine.


'We are very much twins,' said the former New York Yankees baseball star, 42. 'We’re both Leos; we’re both from New York; we’re both Latino and about 20 other things.'

Lopez, 48, aded: 'A lot of people I’ve met in my life, they don’t appreciate what they’re doing and how amazing it is . . . not the greatness of the house, but the moment of sitting there with someone you love, with a family, with healthy kids.'

Benita Okojie Shares Cute Photo With Her Son

         

Gospel singer Benita Okojie, who welcomed a baby boy with her husband over a week ago, has shared a beautiful pic with him. She also recounted events that led to his birth, Her words;

“At 38 weeks and a few days. My Gynaecologist and doctor advised that I should take long walks and dance to aid baby A’s coming faster. There were times I even ran the stairs (carefully o). My people, I tried but our prince came at God’s time. 
Dear mothers, it’s just been a few days and I have to salute you. Motherhood is no joke but I’m grateful for every stage and support I have been getting. Conception, carrying a child for 9 months and Delivery is still a mystery only God can explain. I’m in awe of God!!! #Tbt”

Actress Genevieve Nnaji Looking Stunning

 

Popular Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji showed up at the Lagos Fashion and Design Week like this. 

What are your thoughts?  Doesn't she rock?

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Woman Crashes Her New Toyota Jeep On Lagos Bridg




RRS commander ACP Olatunji Disu and the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Security Trust Fund, Dr Abdul Rasaq Balogun have rescued a lady from a lone accident on Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.

She drove a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser at top speed and lost control, and hit the culverts, before the vehicle finally blocked half of the road.RRS ambulance and towing truck arrived immediately for operation.
The lady was obviously in a shock. The vehicle was seriously damaged with all its airbags deployed

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First Trackless 'Smart Train' Launched In China


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In a very bold move, China has launched its first futuristic 'smart train' that uses virtual track lines and can carry as many as 300 passengers at a go.


One of the advanced cities in China became the first to launch the futuristic, trackless train, which uses virtual railway lines to take it from place to place.

The train, which can travel as quickly as 43 mph (70kmh), and carry as many as 300 passengers, is being hailed as the world's first 'smart train'.

The rail system, called ART or Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit, runs on virtual rail lines through the busy streets of Zhuzhou in China's Hunan province and was created by China's CRRC Corporation Limited, one of the world's largest train manufacturers.

The ART is almost a hybrid of a bus and a tram and it will be used to shuttle Zhuzhou's four million residents about the city, before being rolled out across the rest of China.

Get A Chance to Win N2 Million For Your Fashion Business With VLISCO Fashion Fund

 
If you are an upcoming fashion designer, you stand a chance to win a whopping Two Million Naira from The VLISCO Fashion fund to finance your fashion brand.

The Vlisco Fashion Fund is helping upcoming Nigerian designers make the dreams of starting their own fashion businesses come true. All you have to do is pitch your dream and you stand the chance of winning 2 Million Naira and a couture masterclass!

All you have to do is submit your C.V., portfolio and business plan before 18th October to VFF_Nigeria@Vlisco.com
Download the business plan template here: http://www.vlisco.com/PDF/2017/VFF_2017_Business%20plan.pdf

ALL ABOUT AISHAH AHMAD- The New Deputy Governor CBN


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Aishah Ahmad has been nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria.This is a major step for the Buhari administration in appointing women in leadership positions.
If approved by the Senate, the 41 year old Mrs Aishah Ahmad will take over from the former Deputy Governor who resigned early this year.
Clearly we all want to know about this young woman who is making boss moves and slaying while she’s doing it. From her heritage, to her career, to fashion, personal life and her passions we have it covered. Here is the definitive guide on ALL you need to know about Aishah Ahmad.
Here are key things you should know about Aisha Ahmad.

Actress Kate Henshaw Reveals Secret Behind her Happiness And Youthful Looks


                   
Nigerian actress, Kate Henshaw, has disclosed the secrets of his good looks and youthful appearance.
Even though Nigerian actress, Kate Henshaw is closer to 50 than 40, not just a few would think the actress is just in her late 20s.

The entertainer has managed to look trim, fit and sexy despite her age.

Known for her great love for dancing, Kate, as she is fondly called, said she has always loved music.

“Music is the food of love and it is for the soul. If they are playing good music anywhere and you refuse to dance, then you are evil. I mean when everyone around you is on their feet, sweating it out on the dance floor and you remain on your seat, are you the devil? Music is from the heart and since I choose to be happy, anywhere they play good music, I start to dance. That is the secret of my happiness and that is what makes me look young. I am happy all the time.”

Apostle Suleiman And Pastor Iginla Nominated For Nollywood Ambassadors Awards



Apostle Johnson Suleiman and Pastor Joshua Iginla have been nominated for the maiden edition of the Nollywood Ambassadors Awards (NAA) slated to hold in Abuja on Sept. 29.

President of the Nollywood Ambassadors International Initiative, Mr Sunny-Ken Awoji, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.

According to him, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Suleiman, will be honoured as ‘Nollywood Most Friendly Clergyman’ for his `passionate’ care and support for the movie industry, particularly for actors.

2017 WAFU Cup: Super Eagles Defeat Benin To Set Up A Final Game Against Ghana

                              

The home based Super Eagles of Nigeria on Thursday advanced top the final of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations defeating Benin 1-0 in Cape Coast in the semi final game.

In the second semi final game, hosts Ghana defeated Niger 2-0 to qualify for Sunday’s final.


It will be the second meeting between the Super Eagles and Black Stars at the competition after an earlier meeting in the Group stages. Nigeria won the match 2-0.

Simi Reveals Why Adekunle Gold Is The Only Artiste On Her Album

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Nigerian singer, Simi has revealed why rumoured beau, Adekunle Gold is the only guest artiste on the album.

Her debut album, Simisola, which has garnered much critical acclaim has found itself in the number t spot on the Billboard World Music Charts.


Simi said the reason Gold is the only guest artiste on album is because the song, Take Me Back, was fit for the album and he happened to be on it.

‘The only reason why I have Adekunle Gold on my album is that after we had done all the songs we wanted to do, the only song that had a feature, which made the final list, was the one he was involved in. There is nothing special or extraordinary about it.’

Nigerian Artistes That Have Lost Their Musical influence, Do You Agree With The List?

                       

Undoubtedly the Nigerian music industry is west Africa’s biggest depot of young/old talented, creative, successful and wealthy musical artist that have taking the art of singing music beyond the shores of West Africa and Africa as whole. That being said, some of this successful artist still have their career blazing high above the skies while some have gotten their career blown away by foxy waves of dementia. On this write-up, we bring you the Top 10 Nigerian Musical Artists we think have gotten their careers dead either by their too much show body or lack of releasing hit songs or lack of following the latest music trends.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Acceptance Speech at University of Edinburgh




Ms Adichie received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at the University’s recently redeveloped St Cecilia’s Hall - Scotland’s oldest concert hall.

The award, presented by the University's Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea, is in recognition of Ms Adichie's achievements as an author and public intellectual.
Prominent contemporary writer.

Following the presentation, Ms Adichie was interviewed about her work and ideas by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at an event at Edinburgh International Book Festival in association with the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is widely regarded as one of the world’s most prominent contemporary writers. She is the author of three award winning novels, Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah, and a short story collection, The Thing around Your Neck.
Public engagement

Her most recent title, Dear Ijeawale, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, takes the form of a series of letters from the author to a friend about feminism and motherhood.

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Nigerian Police Reveals The Cause Of Enugu Market Explosion






The spokesperson of Enugu State Police Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, has revealed that the heavy explosion which rocked the New Artisan Market in the state was caused by a battery spark.

Amaraizu made this known in a statement he made in Enugu, Wednesday.

America’s Got Talent Judges Get All Teary During Kechi Okwuchi’s Semi-Finals Performance





Remember the young Nigerian lady who is one of the survivors of the Sosoliso airplane crash that happened in Nigeria couple of years ago. The last time, we reported that she’s qualified for the semi final of the ongoing America’s got talent show.

The Judges of America’s Got Talent; Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell gave Sosoliso plane crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi a standing ovation after her performance on Tuesday as another round of semi-finalists performed.

Kechi performed Don’t Worry About Me by Frances after dedicating the song to her mother. ‘All I want to do is hug you…I don’t have words,’ Howie Mandel told her after the emotional performance.

Former Spice girl Mel B was also moved to tears. ‘Your voice speaks wonders, to so many people…you are incredible,’ she told Kechi.