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Friday, 13 November 2015

Entertainment: Sunny Ade Wins N500m Copyright Suit 30 Years Later

Victory for King Sunny Ade.

by lalasticlala

Thirty years after he instituted a suit against African Songs and its subsidiary, Take Your Choice Stores, Juju maestro King Sunny Ade now has cause to smile as he has been awarded a whopping N500million as damages, for infringing on his works with additional cost of N3million for prosecuting the suit.

BREAKING NEWS: Paris Is Under Attack; Over 60 People Killed - See Photos

At least 26(more than 60 people have been reportedly killed - NBC) people have been killed and at least seven wounded in terror attacks in central Paris tonight, it has been reported

Dozens dead in series of terror attacks in France as Kalashnikov-wielding gunman opens fire in restaurant, 100 hostages are taken at theatre and two blasts are heard near the Stade de France 

[Shocking Photo]: Could this truly be the same Mrs Diezani Allison Madueke, former Nigerian Petroleum Minister?

Mrs Madueke disclosed recently after her tenure as oil minister that she has cancer and currently recuperating in a London hospital. 

A Blogger's Worry: 'When Will The Chibok Girls Return?' - Owolabi Eleniyan


The story of the girls abducted in the beautiful land of Chibok seems to have escaped our subconscious.

The Best University of Ibadan's Graduating Msc Student For 2013 is 'Remmy Hazzan' - The Senate

Hon. Remmy Ksr Hazzan

The Senate of the University of Ibadan today declared Honourable Remmy Hazzan the best graduating Msc student for 2013 set in the Urban and Regional Planning Dept. 

Hon. Remmy's Academic Firsts:

Boko Haram: President Buhari, Tinubu visits the IDPs - See Photos

At President Buhari accompanied by Adamawa state Governor Jibrilla Bindow during his visit to the camp of internally displaced persons (IDP) in Malkwoi IDP camp- Yola Adamawa on Nov 13, 2015.

See more photos after the cut

N25bn TSA fraud: Northern APC Gov, South West leader own REMITA - PDP

An All Progressives Congress (APC) governor in one of the Northern states and a top leader of the ruling party from the South West zone have been linked with the ownership of REMITA, a consultancy firm which allegedly received N25 billion a day for transferring the sum of N2.5 trillion to the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

Glowing Mila Kunis cuts a casually chic figure in cosy cream jumper and heeled trainers as she enjoys a low-key lunch [PHOTOS]

Plenty to smile about: Mila Kunis radiated happiness as she was pictured out and about with friends in Studio City, California, on Thursday

She's rarely left her daughter's side since giving birth just over a year ago.

But Mila Kunis made some time for herself as she enjoyed a low-key lunch date with a group of girl friends on Thursday.

[Photos]: Elegant Katie Holmes flaunts her legs at the fitness launch in Hollywood

Stunning in suede: Katie Holmes yet again proved she can nail any trend as she attended the launch of Barry's Bootcamp Hollywood on Thursday

[Photos]: Heavily-inked Justin Bieber makes a style statement in a long vest and low-hanging skinny jeans after dropping his new album

Keeping calm: Justin Bieber, 21, didn't seem worried ahead of his fourth album's release, cutting a relaxed figure as he left The Man Cave Sports Bar in Los Angeles, on Thursday

[Photos]: Ben Affleck cuts a handsome figure as he recreates 1920s-style on the set of new prohibition-themed film Live By Night

He is always well-dressed.

Looking good! Ben Affleck stepped back in time for his latest sartorial outing- when working on the set of his brand new film Live By Night, this week

But Ben Affleck stepped back in time for his latest sartorial outing- when working on the set of his brand new film Live By Night, this week.

The handsome performer, 43, cut a dapper figure in his 1920s-inspired military garb, which will surely please his myriad female fans.

[Photos]: TOWIE's Jess Wright puts on a busty display in tight top and thigh-highs as she attends lingerie event with co-star Danielle Armstrong

Hot to trot: Jess Wright, 30, had a fun night out with co-stars Danielle Armstrong and Georgia Kousoulou, 24, on Thursday, at the launch of the Ann Summers 2016 Spring Summer collection, in London

[Photos]: Kate Moss wraps up in leopard print coat over stunning green sequinned gown as she continues to shoot dramatic Absolutely Fabulous movie scenes

Lovely in leopard: Kate Moss looked to be in fantastic spirits as she continued to film her potentially morbid scenes for the film, pegged for release next year, in London on Thursday

ISIS Terrorism: Jihadi John 'dead': US officials believe Raqqa drone strike killed Mohammed Emwazi

Officials have said they are '99 per cent' sure the Isis militant was killed in a drone strike in Raqqa

American defence officials have said they are almost certain they have killed the British militant known as Jihadi John in a drone strike.

Super ministers and other stories, by Reuben Abati

President Muhammadu Buhari flanked by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Water Resources Minister, Engr. Suleiman Adamu (5r) while other Members of Council watched in a group photograph shortly after the swear-in ceremony of the newly composed Federal Executive Council at the Aso Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 11/11/2015

“Have you congratulated our new Ministers?”

Buhari on right track in battle against Boko Haram – US


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s focus on combining a military offensive with the fight against poverty and corruption is the right approach in the battle against the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, a senior U.S. defense official said.

Biafra: Rifts in Ohanaeze, Govs’ Forum stall discussions on Biafra agitations

By Emeka Mamah, Jimitota Onoyume, Vincent Ujumadu & Chimaobi Nwaiwu

IPOB Protesters in Owerri 13/11/2015

**No successful dialogue with Kanu in detention –MASSOB

** Rivers govt bans pro Biafra protest

** Njiko Igbo urges Buhari to release detained Biafran agitators

**Ohanaeze disowns Radio Biafra Director, condemns medium’s hate speeches

Wierd! Nigeria to train Senators on how to use facebook - read why

By Bamikole Omishore

Social media is an integral part of governance and leaders worldwide have accepted the need to maintain a social presence in one or more of the media platform to engage the electorate and further increase the conversations about governance.

Buhari to PermSecs: My govt won’t condone corruption, incompetence [See Photos]

**Swears in 16 of 18 newly appointed PermSecs

By Levinus Nwabughiogu

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, issued a stern warning to the Permanent Secretaries and the entire civil service that his administration would not tolerate corruption, incompetence and excesses.

Politics: Buhari isn’t God, I’ll continue to say the truth – Fayose

* Says Obasanjo’s recent visits to Aso Villa is to beg for relevance, ministerial nominees

* Slams PDP leaders defecting to APC because party lost election

Fayose and Buhari

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has reiterated his position to continue to tell he truth to the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), noting that ”The President is not God, but only leader of our country for a period of time.”

Entertainment: I may work with D’banj – Don Jazzy


Don Jazzy

Leader of Nigeria’s high flying music crew, MAVIN’s Don Jazzy is one individual who has contributed in no small measure to the growth of the music industry in Nigeria. Over a year ago, the likes of Korede Bello, Reekado Banks and Dija were greenhorns in the industry until Don Dorobucci gave them the track to run their own races. Today, they have grown to become stars in their own right, thanks to Don Jazzy’s masterstroke.

Lagos Ibadan Expressway Renovation: RCCG Shamed the liar Amosun With Photos of works done

If you want to know why Amosun demolished RCCG Church Pastored by Hon. Remmy Hazzan (his imaginary enemy) in Abeokuta, don't look too far - Amosun is a born liar that hates being challenged.

Lagos Ibadan Expressway Palliative job was done by the Redeemed Church; not Amosun

12 habits of people who always have a clean house you should emulate

Is your house always a mess? Here are 12 habits that will help keep your home clean and organized.

Maureen Campaiola

I love a clean home. It makes me happy to be in an environment that is clean and well-organized. If I lived alone I could probably get away with cleaning my house once a month; but that's not my reality.

B-O-M-B-S-H-E-L-L: Rivers elders reject Biafra

The Rivers Elders and Leaders Council (RELEC) Chairman Chief Albert Horsfall and Secretary Lawrence Ibiayenie, yesterday warned that Port Harcourt should not be turned to a battle ground by pro-Biafran agitators.

The elders described the protests by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as uncalled for. Rivers people are not Biafrans, they insisted.

Tinubu: Nigeria is in good hands with Buhari’s cabinet

Ambode opens Mile 12-Ikorodu BRT route

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is confident that President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet will perform.

Nigeria: Problems Fashola, Amaechi, Kachikwu have to tackle

Fashola, Amaechi, Kachikwu

Dilapidated infrastructure, erratic power supply and moribund refineries are some of the problems inherited by Babatunde Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi and Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu in the ministries of Works/Power/Housing, Transportation/Aviation and Petroleum Resources. Adeyinka Aderibigbe and Emeka Ugwuanyi capture what the trio must do to make the difference.

Drug Bust: NDLEA finds N59m cocaine in whiskey packs

NATIONAL Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives have foiled plans by two men to import N59 million worth of hard drugs hidden in Irish whiskey packs and wooden frames.

The wraps of powdery substance, which tested positive to cocaine, were intercepted at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja, Lagos.

BREAKING NEWS: Murder probe as seven dead babies found in house

Emergency medics make grim discovery in family home

Cops investigate grim discovery in family home

A MURDER probe is underway after the bodies of seven babies were found in a house in Germany.

Corruption: Oshiomhole Vows to Prosecute Lucky Igbinedion, Father

Oshiomole, Edo State Governor

APC: Journey to Economic Recovery Has Begun with Inauguration of Cabinet

APC National Secretary, Malam Mai Mala Buni

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said with the constitution of the federal cabinet, the journey to economic recovery, meaningful democracy, and moral revolution in Nigeria has commenced.

Drug Abuse: NDLEA Convicts 20, Destroys over 2,000 Cannabis Farm in Ekiti


Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

In a bid to dissuade people from taking to drug abuse in any form, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency , has convicted 20 persons for drug related offences in 2015.

Nigeria | TSA Transfers: Central Bank Recovers N8.6bn from Owner of Remita, SystemSpecs


•How Sanusi, Lemo appointed firm to implement e-Collection solution
Obinna Chima

The Central Bank of Nigeria has recovered N8.6 billion deducted by a Lagos-based software firm, SystemSpecs, which provided the e-Payment/e-Collection solution used for the transfer of government funds from commercial banks to the treasury single account (TSA) domiciled with it, THISDAY investigations have revealed.

Nigeria: Atiku Abubakar's 3 Daughters Wed Today

Atiku Abubakar flanked in a selfie by some of his girls

Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, is set to give out three of his daughters today, Friday, November 13.

Army panel on Ekiti, Osun, Rivers elections yet to receive memorandum


From Noah Ebije, Kaduna

Barely a week to winding up of the military panel investigating alleged involvement in partisan politics by some soldiers and officers during the 2014/ 2015 gubernatorial election conducted in some states such as Ekiti, Osun, Rivers and Akwa-Ibom, no memorandum has been received from members of the public.

Dictatorship looms in Nigeria – Secondus, Ekweremadu

…PDP suffering from defeat hangover- APC

From Taiwo Amodu and Fred Itua, Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday, passed a damning verdict on the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government, accusing it of desperate moves to destroy the opposition.

Nigeria: Protesting youths shut down multi-billion naira power plant in Delta

From Emmanuel Ogoigbe, Warri

Power Plant

Youths from Ndokwa ethnic nationality have shut down the Independent Power Plant (IPP) in Ndokwa, Delta State.

Nigeria: WAEC withholds 118,101 results over alleged exams fraud

•Students punished for cheating with phones, textbooks, prepared answer sheets

By Gabriel Dike and Ifunanya Njoku


The Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is holding on to results of 118,101 candidates over allegations of examination malpractice.

Politics: Fayose Anointed Nigeria’s leader of opposition - Ekiti House of Assembly

By Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti

Governor Fayose

Ekiti State House of Assembly yesterday passed a vote of confidence on Governor Ayodele Fayose and pronounced him Nigeria’s leader of opposition.
In a motion moved by House Leader, Olatunji Akinyele, Fayose was pronounced Leader of the opposition for having emerged the lone opposition voice challenging, frontally, the ruling party’s controversial policies.

Nigeria: Ex Ogun Assemblyman, Remmy Hazzan keeps mum over demolished RCCG Church

Hon. Remmy Hazzan

Former Deputy Speaker of the Ogun state House of Assembly, Hon Remmy Hazzan who equally doubles as a Pastor of the Redeem Christian Church of God, RCCG has refused to share his experience on the alleged demolition of the Ogun state headquarters of the church located inside the sprawling Obasanjo Hilltop Estate in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

Football: Olivier Giroud: I never doubted I would come back stronger after spell on the Arsenal bench

Back to his best: Giroud celebrates another Arsenal goal Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Olivier Giroud believes Arsene Wenger to take him out of the firing line following his recent struggles on international duty helped him come back stronger.

Sport: Newcastle United transfers: Magpies linked with Vestergaard but will have to pay big

Bremen's defender Jannik Vestergaard celebrates/PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images

Newcastle United are reportedly interesting in signing Werder Bremen centre-back Jannik Vestergaard, but will have to pay big money for him, according to reports.

Manchester City: Samir Nasri future back in doubt as he prepares for return

The Man City star is facing a tough fight to get back in the reckoning after being out with injury

Samir Nasri has a new hair-do since he last played for City

A Spaniard, an Argentinian and a Frenchman walked into a football team - well, apart from the Frenchman, who had to get to the back of the queue.

Spain vs England: FA chiefs told to move out of team hotel ahead of friendly international

FA chairman Greg Dyke and staff moved to different hotel under England's new plan to keep players in isolation

Splendid isolation: England players are to be kept apart from FA top brass Photo: Rex.

The Football Association chairman Greg Dyke and his new chief executive Martin Glenn have been asked not to stay at the England squad hotel ahead of Friday's friendly against Spain in Alicante, under the new strategy drawn up by the FA’s head of performance services Dave Reddin to keep the players in isolation.

Rivalry: Injured Rio Ferdinand withdraws from charity match involving John Terry

• Former England team-mates had been due on same team at Old Trafford
• Ferdinand has withdrawn after suffering a calf injury

Rio Ferdinand will not appear at the Match for Children on 14 November. Photograph: Ger Holland/Demotix/Corbis

Chelsea made favourites to seal transfer of Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney

Would Rooney move to Chelsea? (Picture: REX Shutterstock)

Chelsea have been made the surprising favourites to complete the transfer of Manchester United star Wayne Rooney.

Football: Real Madrid ready to sell Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema with Hazard and Lewandowski lined up

The Spanish giants are poised for a major shake-up with David De Gea also being lined up despite the collapse of his deadline day move to the Bernabeu

On the move: Will Ronaldo and Benzema depart Real?