Thursday, June 12, 2014
In Bauchi, four middle-aged men were arraigned before a Sharia court today, for alleged sodomy. Abubakar Garba, the prosecutor, reportedly told the court that the four men were “caught in the act” in Gumau Town last month according to reports. Three of the accused pleaded guilty to the charge, and have asked for mercy. However, one of the men has pleaded not guilty to the allegation. The case has been adjourned till June 26th.
Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta, a serving senator representing Niger East Senatorial District has died. A member of PDP, Senator Kuta assumed office as the Senator for the Niger East constituency of Niger State, on 29 May 2007. May his soul rest in peace...Ase!
He is believed to have signed a five-year contract for a fee in the region of £30million.
Kwame was another voice on radio with a following that was hard to ignore. His style made us all want to listen to what he said. This presenter deserved our attention. When the new school took off. Kwame was a pilot that the journey wouldn’t do without. He used his platform well for the good of the course. His hunger expanded to TV where Nigizie was eventually born.
For an under graduate in his late teens, his vision was legendary. Forming his solo record label (tribe records) and initiating trade with the Alaba trader for the industry are landmarks that changed the business, inspiring a whole lot. Attributable all to a man aptly called the Don. Tribe records also went on to create a long chain of successful careers.
Another producer of the new Nigerian sound. The legendary Daddy Showkey’s “Diana” and Plantation boy’s “body and soul” albums are one of the many industry redefining sounds that came out of the stable of Mr Brown’s dove records that operated from a small kiosk in Festac. Nelson’s versatility was amazing as he made hip hop hits for Def O clan, Love songs for P.boiz and yet sold that Ajegunle new school to Nigeria.
: Heavy weight that enjoyed throwing his weight behind the new Nigerian sound. His backing for Junior and Pretty was one of the early signs that the industry was better off with Obi sticking around. This was made manifest over time as many more owed their blossoming careers to his dedication to improving the industry.
When rap music had taken over the world and we were wondering who could represent the nation with the way it should be done. A team of Northern Nigerian based rappers known as Swat root did not let us wait for long. These intellectual kings of punchlines made so many youngsters believe that they too could get a shot at this as a means of living. The acknowledgment intro of Ice prince’s ELI album lists their names as OD, Terry tha rapman, Mode 9, Six foot plus, Ruclean and Eldee Xtra Large.
On Air Personality, Yaw has lost his father, Apostle O.N Onukwube, who died on Tuesday June 10th atUmuogwalu Village in Awka, Anambra State aged 88 years.
He was survived by children and grand children among whom is Steve Onu (Yaw), one of Nigeria’s most successful On Air Personality, actor and ace comedian.
Yaw described his late father as loving and caring and expressed happiness that he lived a very fulfilled life.
Sanusi's Grandfather was dethroned as Emir Of Kano over Financial Impropriety, Will SLS follow the same fate? Must Read
Did you know that in May 1962, on the departure of the British colonial administrator and then Governor of Northern Nigeria, Sir Gawain Westray Bell (1909-1995), many people in the North and beyond including Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, late Emir of Kano and grandfather of the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, (who now become the Emir of Kano, felt that the Sardauna of Sokoto (1938-1966) and Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello (1909-1966) might follow the example of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909-1987), ppointing the then Ooni of Ife, Oba (Sir) Adesoji Aderemi (1889-1980), as Governor of Western Region, by recommending an emir to be Governor of the North?
A Cambodian Municipal Court yesterday June 11th sentenced 36 year old Nigerian woman, Collin Seniola Bosede to 25 years in prison for international drug trafficking after being found with 1.5kg of methamphetamine in her bag at the Phnom Penh International Airport in August 2013.
Bosede, who was travelling to Cambodia from Nigeria on August 4th made a stop at Qatar where according to her confessional statement, she met with a Canadian man named Amad who handed her a bag containing cassette players, the drug, clothes and a laptop and asked her to give it to an unidentified man in Cambodia. She was arrested as she landed at the Phnom Penh Airport.
Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, approved Thursday, June 12, 2014 as public vacation in urban center to commemorate the June twelve 1993 presidential election that was won by Late Chief Moshood Abiola.
The approval was contained during a circular signed by the top of Service urban center State, Mrs Oluseyi Williams. The circular reads in part;
“In commemoration of June 12, 1993 as significant in the actualization of Democracy in Nigeria, it is hereby notified for general information that His Excellency, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, the Governor of Lagos State, has approved Thursday, 12th June, 2014 as a work free day.”I'm sure Lagos state workers will be happy to hear this. Work will resume on Friday, June 13th.
Today's session of the Federal Executive Council meeting was dedicated to the memory of former Minister of Information and NAFDAC boss, late Prof. Dora Akunyili who passed away on Saturday, June 7th at a specialist hospital in India. President Jonathan, VP Namadi Sambo and ministers took turns to eulogize the late minister. A moment of silence was observed in her honor...
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The body late professor. Dora Akunyili was this night received by members of her family as well as the former Governor of Anambra state, Mr Peter Obi at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja . Her body, accompained by her husband Dr Chike Akunyili and younger brother Dr. Anayo Edemobi , was flown into Nigeria in a personal jet and sent to a mortuary in Nigerian capital in an Ambulance. Speaking with newsmen, Peter Obi Plans burial for the late academician will begin sharply.
Nollywood star and fitness icon, Kate Henshaw, will be participating in a walkathon to promote children's health, which will take place in Lagos on Saturday (June 14, 2014). The walkathon is part of activities marking the 50th anniversary of Dettol. The kickoff point and finishing point for the walkathon will be Teslim Balogun stadium (Surulere), and it will start at 6am. Kate Henshaw will engage participants, which will consist of young mums/women, students, teachers, and some male participants, in an aerobics exercise session before the walk kicks off. The route is from Teslim Balogun stadium down to Costain and then back to Teslim Balogun stadium where there will be a little entertainment to round off the exercise.