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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Photos: Dbanj and US R&B star, Ari Lennox visit Babjide Sanwo-Olu

Yesterday, Dbanj and US R&B star Ari Lennox paid a courtesy visit to Babjide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State APC governorship candidate.

During the visit, Sanwo-Olu said, 'we would continue to acknowledge the role entertainment plays in our economy. Our entertainers have worked very hard to be globally recognized and accepted'.

Majek Fashek dedicates new music video to the Oba Of Benin

Veteran musician, Majek Fashek has just dropped a new music video titled "Akugbe" off his "Weep Not Children" album.

According to his manager, Omenka Uzoma Day, CEO of Miracle Day Music Management who is in Atlanta, Georgia with Majek, 'this song and the video is dedicated to the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II for his incredible support over the years and of course Majek is a son of the soil too so we had to show off the amazing culture'.

The video was shot in Atlanta and directed by HD Genesis films.

Khloe Kardashian accused of excessive photo editing after she shares photo where she looks unrecognizable

Khloe Kardashian shared the above photo, but, at first glance, it looks very little like her, and her followers criticized her for over editing.

See social media reactions below.

Final year student of Madonna university dies on campus following a brief illness

A final year student of Madonna University has died following a brief illness.

Stephanie, who was in the Department of Business Administration, is reported to have died on campus on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Friends who took to Facebook to mourn her claim she died of diabetic complications and they blame the school's S.S.U for not signing an exeat form to allow her travel home for better treatment.

Excitement as Lagos wins 5th Lafarge Africa National Literacy Competition

After countless hours of rigorous coaching, scores of intra-school contests, six regional championships and one grande finale, the joy of Kehinde Lawal and Idowu Ayomikun representing Lagos State could hardly be contained after they emerged winners of the 2018 Lafarge Africa National Literacy Competition. They know they are closer to achieving their dreams in future. Ayomikun wants to become a psychotherapist while Lawal wants to become a playwright like the special guest, Prof. Wole Soyinka.

“I was intimidated with the knowledge of fellow contestants when I saw them for the first time, but as the competition progressed, I got more confident,” Ayomikun said. “Now this victory has brought me closer to my dream and I am sure I can achieve whatever I focus my mind on.”

For Lawal, it is a story of resilience and determination. “Last year, I contested in the school level, but I could not qualify,” he explained. “This year, I came in with more determination and experience and it resulted in this victory. I thank Lafarge Africa for this opportunity and I urge all other kids to keep trying their best. It will definitely be rewarded just like mine has been rewarded now.”

Parents and teachers of the winners were also excited. They recounted the winners’ efforts during preparation for the two-month long competition.

For Mr. Osho, one of Lawal's teachers present at the event, it was an estatic moment. “These pupils have made me proud. I am the happiest person in the world with this victory,” the teacher said.

The organisers of the event and special guests shared the joys of the moment.

Presenting prizes to the winners, the Chief Executive Officer, Lafarge Africa, Michel Puchercos applauded all the participants acknowledging all the students who participated at every stage of the competition.

He said: “Apart from the cash prizes received, those who take part in this competition go away with skills indispensable for building a sustainable future. We recognize the importance of better literacy skills in helping individuals succeed in life. The Lafarge Africa National Literacy Competition builds capacity and contributes to developing this much needed skill in public primary school students across Nigeria.

“Seeing states like Gombe, Nasarawa among some others here, I am sure that the battle against illiteracy… can be won,” Wole Soyinka said.

Though only two out of the thousands of pupils who competed emerged as winners, all who took part benefited from the competition. As part of the preparation for the competition, all the students are coached in spelling, pronunciation, essay and summary writing. In this way, overall, the competition builds capacity, and contributes to improving literacy of pupils in public primary schools.

More photos below...

We did not receive N10 million donation from Governor Ganduje - EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reacted to a trending story on social media concerning a purported statement credited to the media aide of the Kano State governor to the effect that the Commission got a N10 Million donation from the state government.

EFCC says, 'the story is not falsehood, but a deliberate attempt to malign the efforts of the Commission in the fight against corruption. For the records, it is a tradition that the EFCC does not receive donations from state governors/government or any individual at that'.

The EFCC, as a reputable anti-graft agency is sponsored by federal government through budgetary allocation and in some cases, foreign organisations in terms of capacity building.

It is true that the Commission, in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Crimes, ICPC and the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, AFN and other stakeholders is organizing the first National Anti-Corruption Marathon.

Jacob Onu, the leader of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon had in the course of his visit to the Commission a fortnight ago told the Acting Chairman and his management about the marathon which he said is being planned in tandem with the International Anti-Corruption Day which usually comes up on December 9 every year.

He said it was aimed at raising national consciousness on the scourge and danger of corruption to the country and the need for all and sundry to join hands to eradicate it.

It is therefore very shocking to read of a purported donation of N10 million to the Commission.

The story is not only unfounded but very mischievous. For the avoidance of doubt, no State governor or some other individual or group has donated any amount of money to the EFCC to carry out the Anti-corruption Marathon project or any other project for that matter.

Dencia drags footballer Leon Balogun and his parents after he encouraged blacks to love their skin and stay away from her cream

Dencia has launched an attack on German-Nigerian footballer Leon Balogun after he condemned her skin lightening cream and spoke against false beauty ideals.

Leon advised people to love their melanin and wear their skin like a crown. He went on to ask them not to support Blac Chyna and Dencia's Whitenicious face cream.

In response, Dencia dragged Leon's parents and also his career. She even went as far as dragging all athletes and calling them slaves who are sold to the highest bidder.

See screenshots below.

Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin are living full time at his $5m mansion in Canada (Photos)

Singer, Justin Bieber, 24, and his wife Hailey Baldwin, 22, have reportedly relocated to Canada.

According to UsWeekly, the newlyweds are living full time at his Ontario, Canada mansion he bought for $5m earlier this year,

'Hailey and Justin are living in Waterloo, Ontario, full-time now. That's their home base,' a source told the site. 'Justin has a huge home up there — 9,000 square feet, 1,000 acres, on a lake. He loves it up there and so does Hailey.'

The couple who were previously splitting their time between New York City and Los Angeles spent Thanksgiving in Canada with his Justin's parents, Jeremy Bieber and Pattie Mallette.

'Hailey's father, Stephen Baldwin, as well as the model's cousins and best friend' were also there, the site claimed.

'Hailey did cook, but they all chipped in,' the source added.

This comes a day after Hailey and Justin were spotted at a local hockey game in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario.

Governor Wike sacks Rivers TV, Radio stations’ MDs for failing to honor Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria's visit

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has sacked the Managing Directors of three television and radio stations in the state. A statement from his office says they were sacked because of their failure to attend a meeting by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) led by the Chairman, Mr John Momoh.

The stations whose MDs were sacked are the Rivers State Television, Radio Rivers and Garden City Radio.

Governor Wike said he was embarrassed that none of the state-owned broadcasting parastatals honoured such an important meeting.

BON is holding its 71st General Assembly in the state, which will be focusing on raising the bar in the digitalization of the broadcast industry.
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