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.

Meet The Nigerian Lady Who Broke UK University Record With Perfect 5.0 CGPA [Photos]



                           


Asplendid Nigerian, Folafoluwa Oginni breaksHertfordshire University record as she graduates with an impeccable 5.0 GP.

In 2013, Folafoluwa Oginni, at that point 17, rose the overall best pupil in the May/June 2012 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) when she scored the most astounding grade (Grade 1) in all her eight subjects, including English and Mathematics.


Fast forward to 2017, Folafoluwa kept the flag flying by becoming the best graduating student from the University of Heterfordshire after she finished her Law degree without getting even a B till her final year.

Picture of the Day : Guess Who This is?



                          
 Amazing Right?

Chimamanda Adichie, Obiageli Ezekwesili Listed Among Albert Einstein Foundation’s “100 Visionaries Of Our Time

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The Albert Einstein Foundation has named former minister of education, Obiageli Ezekwesili and award-winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie in its list of the leading visionaries of the present generation.

These Nigerian women were listed among 98 other celebrated persons around the world in different fields.

According to their website, the initiative is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.

International Model with The Longest Legs In The World





A tall Russian model who overcame bullying to become an Olympic star has officially set a new record for having the world’s longest legs (female). Ekaterina Lisina, who stands at 6ft 9in, has two Guinness records to her name having also been crowned the world’s tallest model.
The 29-year-old’s left leg measures 132.8 cm (52.2 in), while her right leg is 132.2 cm (52.0 in) long.She comes from a very tall family, with her brother measuring 6ft 6in, her father at 6ft 5in and her mother at 6ft 1in.

Kanye & Kim Kardashian West’s Surrogate Due in January 2018



Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are becoming parents for the third time come January.

According to TMZ, their third child through a surrogate is due at the end of January 2018.

Earlier this summer, Kim, and Kanye announced they were planning to hire a surrogate to carry their third child because of her medical condition, called Placenta Accreta,

The medical condition could have been life-threatening if Kim had tried to carry another child herself.

The couple has two kids together, North, 4, and Saint, 1.

Photo Shoot: The Wellington Family Portrait



From the stable of The Wellington's are these beautiful pictures.

The photos of the Wellington family which surfaced featuring Banky’s beautiful Mother, his sister, and the new addition to the Wellington women, Adesua Etomi. The other set of family photos included Banky, Banky’s dad, Brother-in-law and brothers

See more cute pictures below 

Chimamanda Adichie Disowned Pro-Biafra Articles




Chimamanda Adichie has disowned some articles, said to have been written by her, in which she purportedly supported the current Biafran agitation.

One of such articles, seen by THEWILL, was titled: ‘Enough of this Political Correctness, I am a Biafran and Nothing Else.’

Adichie, author of the bestseller, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, in a statement posted on her Facebook page on Monday described the article as false.

Nollywood Actors Support Eucharia Anunobi At Son’s Burial




Several Nollywood stars took time out to support their own Eucharia Anunobi as she buried her only son Raymond after giving up in his fight against sickle cell.

Actors Rita Dominic, Ini Edo, Monalisa Chinda, and Chinedu Ikedieze were in attendance, along with directors Lancelot Imasuen and Charles Inojie.

See photos below:

Princess Diana 20th Anniversary Of Her Death


                                     

The world today is remembering Princess Diana, the humanitarian known as “the People’s Princess,” on the 20th anniversary of her death.

Diana was just 36 when she died in a car crash while traveling in Paris with Dodi Fayed, with whom Diana was romantically involved and who also died in the crash.

Diana left behind two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, her children with Prince Charles, who were just 15 and 12, respectively, when their mother died.

Houston Engulfed by Massive Flood In The Wake Of Hurricane Harvey





A massive flood has hit Houston and other parts of Texas in the wake of the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey that swept through South-Eastern Texas.

According to Guardian, as much as 30 inches of rain has fallen in some counties, with at least 2 people dead and property worth billions lost.

Thousands who have been forced from their homes by the flood are walking the streets to safety, camping out in shelters, or waiting atop roofs to be saved by helicopters.

The unprecedented loss is being compared to the one suffered during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which caused an estimated $108bn worth of losses.

It is feared that the storm will spread to Louisiana, with rainfall amounts of 15-25 inches expected to fall there.

Actress Omoni Oboli Covers For Guardian Life Magazine’s Latest Issue



                  

There was a time a few names and faces made Nollywood and Omoni Oboli was one of them.

Most people recognize Omoni Oboli from her early Nollywood days when she made her first appearance along with the likes of Liz Benson and Richard Mofe-Damijo in the 1996 film, Shame.

In the interview, Omoni describes her first day on set with enthusiasm as she says: “I played alongside two of the industry’s giants at the time, Liz Benson, and RMD…It didn’t matter whether it was “waka pass” or a speaking role. I loved it, and I couldn’t wait for other roles.”

The star actress had an interesting chat with Guardian Life on her new film; My wife & I and her Nollywood experience thus far.

Juliet Ibrahim & Mercy Johnson Glam Up for Glitz Africa Magazine Cover


 ‘Love Yourself’ is the Theme for  Glitz Africa magazine’s issue 18 covered by Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim and her Nigerian colleague, Mercy Johnson. Award-winning satirical illustrator actress and entrepreneur and life coach Dzigbordi Dosoo are featured as Talent and Ultimate Woman respectively.

ThisDay Style Releases Its Pick Of “10 Eligible Bachelors Under 40”


                                       

ThisDay Style Magazine has released a list of men – described as 10 Eligible bachelors in Nigeria Under 40.

Names on the list include; Paddy Adenuga, Uti Nwachukwu, Don Jazzy, Sujimoto, Jim Iyke, Adebola Williams, Jide Adenuga, Ladi Delano, Gbenga Ashiru, Olaotan Towry Coker amongst others.
 


Teyana Taylor Covers GQ South Africa





Actress, Dancer, and musician Teyana Taylor is the cover girl for GQ South Africa’s September issue.

Taylor and her husband Iman Shumpert, with whom she had a secret wedding, were named the Sexiest Couple on Earth by GQ earlier in the year.

Photo Credit- gqsouthafrica

Rukky Sanda Celebrates Her Birthday Today

Nollywood actress Rukky Sanda is a year older today, and she shared photos of herself on Instagram to celebrate it.

Happy Birthday to her.

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Corpers to embark on two weeks warning strike

 


The National Youth Service Corps members (NYSC) have issued out a warning strike starting from 1st September to 14th September, 2017.

This is to implore the Federal Government of Nigeria to keep to it promise of increasing the Corp members allowance (Allawee) from N19,800 to N49,800, starting from August 2017.

It was agreed during National Corpers Forum meeting held in Abuja, that if at the end of August, Corper’s allowance is not increased to N49,800, NYSC will embark on a two week warning strike.

Photos: Hoodlums Attack Charly Boy's Car At Wuse Market, Abuja




The anti-Buhari protesters led by Charles Oputa, the Nigerian entertainer better known as Charly Boy, have been attacked at the popular Wuse market in Abuja.


Some youth attacked them when they moved to the market in the course of their protest this morning. Deji Adeyanju, one of the leaders of the group, confirmed the development.

He said the attack was masterminded by a “regular face” among pro-Buhari protesters – a group involved in solidarity protest in support for President Muhammadu Buhari.

“We just went to Wuse market for mobilisation against 100 days event tomorrow & a regular face at Unity Fountain brought thugs to attack us,” Deji wrote on Twitter.

Ozubulu Massacre: Chief Aloysius Ikegwuono Visits Victims In Hospital



                          

St Philips Catholic church Ozubulu, Chief Aloysius Ikegwuono popularly known as “Bishop” has visited the victims and survivors of the dastardly attack.

He also made a donation of an undisclosed amount to help their treatment. More photos below;

New Song: Apollo Adultreé - Ride (feat. Bucho Dego)


Two Months after releasing His last Ep #Stress Unit, Apollo brings us this mid tempo, Afrocentric, dynamic and unique single titled "Ride". This song is off His debut LP, #Benin, set to be released this month. He sets this summer off with this highly exciting new sound he calls Sonic Reggae. 

A genre encompassing a number of sounds but originally derived from traditional reggae and hip hop/trap. This song features another prominent Nigerian act, Bucho Dego, whose voice and country vibes deserves an article of its own. The chemistry between these two, is artistically astounding. It would be no surprise if this song becomes the biggest song of the summer as  I am certain it’s reception would be amazing.  

However, only you can be the judge of that. For now, just know there is a mystic sound man in town, and his name is Apollo Adultreé. 

Listen to his single after the cut

Kokomaster, D’banj Opens Up On His Marriage To Didi Kilgrow!!




Over a year after D’banj, was rumoured to have secretly gotten marrie in Lagos, the Koko Master has finally owned up.
D’banj and his wife, Didi

While speaking as a guest on a programme on BEAT FM on Tuesday in Lagos, multi-award winning Nigerian singer and entertainer, D’banj a.k.a the Koko Master, who secretly married Lineo Didi Kilgrow some months ago, he has said he kept his marriage discreet because he did not want the complications and attention of a celebrity relationship.

Photos: Obiwon Graduates From RCCG Bible College


Nigerian singer, Obiwon is among the thousands of students that graduated this week from the Redeemed Christian Church Of God’s Bible College. The happy dude took to IG to write a note to God and shared photos. He wrote;

My dear Lord and Lover Jesus, let this study, my service and sacrifices to You be continually approved, acceptable and fit for Your use. I say Yes Lord. Your son and servant - Obiora Obiwon. #BibleCollege #RCBC #RCCG #65thConvention #Grateful #Disciple #MoreResponsibility #LifeOfSubmission

Three Killed Fulani/Farmer Crisis In Benue


                                   

Three persons were killed in a renewed crisis between Fulani herdsmen and farmers at Akpagodogbo, in Otukpa Local Government Area of Benue State.

Sources told Punch correspondent that the crisis, which started late hour of Wednesday, lasted till Thursday morning, leading to several persons being injured.

It was gathered from locals in the community that the crisis was triggered when cows strayed into people’s farms and destroyed their crops.

The farmers were said to have mobilized themselves and chased away the herdsmen and their cows.

Another Ritualist Den Uncovered In Lagos

                   Another ritualist den has been uncovered in Lagos and it's very similar to the first one.
This time it's at Ile Zik bus stop, along Ikeja-Oshodi way, in Lagos. A suspect was nabbed but was qiuckly rescued by the police.

Court Frees Man That Named Dog Buhari



A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Sango, yesterday, dismissed charges filed against the man who named his dog ‘Buhari’ in a community in Ogun state.

Magistrate O. O. Adebo said the prosecutor failed to substantiate his case against Joachim Iroko and consequently struck out all charges preferred against him. Mr. Iroko’s lawyer was ecstatic, yesterday, praising the court for the verdict.

Mr. Iroko, 41, was arrested in August 2016 for causing a breach of peace after he was reported by his neighbour, for alleged insensitivity in Mr. Iroko’s action of naming his dog after the President.

The neighbour, identified as Haliru Umar from Sokoto State, said Mr. Iroko harboured sinister motives when he named his dog Buhari.