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NET Honours 2021: Fela, Wizkid, Adekunle Gold, 2baba, Davido, Falz Nominated For Most Popular Male Musician

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Fela, Wizkid, Adekunle Gold, 2baba, Davido and Falz are nominated for Most Popular Male Musician at this year’s edition of NET Honours. Nearly 24 years after his death, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti still features prominently in music conversations. In October 2020, Felabration was held as a fully virtual event for the first time. In February 2021, he was nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Wizkid was determined to please his fans during the year in review, releasing his long-awaited ‘ Made In Lagos ’ in October 2020. He also dropped the hit singles – “Smile”, “No Stress” (which currently has 11 million views on YouTube) and “Ginger” (which has 17 million views on YouTube). At the 2021 Headies, Wizkid won the awards for Headies’ Viewer’s Choice, Song Of The Year (for “Joro”), and Artiste of the Year . On March 14, 2021, the 30-year-old won the Grammy for Best Music Video for his contribution to Beyonce’s hit single “Brown Skin Girl.”  In August 2020, Adekunle Gold re

TB Joshua Is In Hell Fire, Nnamdi Kanu May Not See The End Of The Year – Clergyman Reveals

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Olatobilola Peters, the Senior Pastor of Divine Mercy Church has revealed that the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B. Joshua, who died on Saturday, June 5 did not make it to heaven. The clergyman also revealed that the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu will not be the one to actualise Biafra, adding that he will not live long to see it happen. While dishing out the revelations he claimed God showed him, Pastor Peters said that the powers T.B. Joshua was using was not from God. Pastor Peters revelations is coming after the Senior Pastor of Christian Life Church, Jackson Senyonga described the late prophet as the “biggest witch in Africa.   Delivering the revelations he saw, he said “God showed me in a revelation of the night that Temitope Joshua did not make it to heaven. In that revelation, I saw that he could not make it because the powers he was using was not from God, this is what was revealed to me. AL

Details On Aisha Buhari’s Meeting With The Wives Of Service Chiefs

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  During a courtesy visit to the State House on Monday, June 14, 2021, the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, met with the wives of service chiefs. Aisha Buhari spoke with them about how they might assist their husbands in carrying out the President’s and the nation’s mandates to safeguard Nigeria and its citizens. The First Lady highlighted the role that women play in nation-building as spouses of public officers and charged them to optimize their contribution in that regard. She enjoined them to uphold the spirit of camaraderie, which is common among the families of security forces that manifests during times of joy and sorrow. She also called for regular and timely payment of benefits of retired and deceased soldiers so that the affected families get their benefits as at when due and to further serve as motivation for the security forces. She used the opportunity to urge appropriate authorities to conclude the employment of more security officers to address the intractable security problem

Channels TV Asks Activist To Remove #BuhariMustGo Shirt Before Going On Air, Campaigner Kicks

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An anti-President Muhammadu Buhari activist, Adeyeye Olorunfemi, walked out of a Channels Television programme on Monday, after refusing to remove his #BuhariMustGo T-shirt. Olorunfemi stated that he chose to walk out of the studio rather than continue with the interview because doing that was tantamount to compromising on his belief. He noted that he was offered a jacket to wear, to cover the #BuhariMustGo inscription on his T-shirt but he refused as it was "too absurd" for him. The activist wrote, ”Here is my reaction to those who opined that I should have gone ahead with the interview this morning, instead of walking out in protest .  ”It appears many don’t understand how oppression works. Sometimes, it comes in subtle forms- in ways that do not really hurt.  “There is no small oppression. So, to say I should have gone ahead with the interview without my #BuhariMustGo shirt means that I should allow my rights to freedom of expression to be trampled on, just 'slightl

Adamu Garba’s Crowwe Application Has Suddenly Disappeared From Google Play Store

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You can recall, a lot of Nigerians reported the app after the Twitter ban

I Wholeheartedly Support Twitter ban — Billionaire Ned Nwoko

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Billionaire Businessman Ned Nwoko has announced that he is in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ban on Twitter. Nwoko made the announcement while speaking at a June 12 lecture organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Abuja Council. According to him, “On the current issue with Twitter in Nigeria, I wholeheartedly support the position of the Federal Government. There should be a measure of control and regulation for social media in countries where they have a presence.”  Buttressing his reason for his support of the Twitter ban in Nigeria, Nwoko stressed that the social media platforms must pay taxes to governments and provide employment for some Nigerians for the over 100 million population that subscribed to their services.

VIDEO: Tope Alabi Under Fire For Publicly Criticising The Song Of A Fellow Gospel Artist

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The popular gospel singer, while ministering at a vigil in the early hours of June 12, criticized a term a fellow gospel singer, Adeyinka Alaseyori, used in hailing God.   Adeyinka referred to God as "Oniduro" in one of her songs but Tope found fault with this and publicly criticized the song and the singer, saying that the Holy Spirit did not approve of the term "Oniduro" being used to describe God.   She explained that when she tried singing the song, the Holy Spirit cautioned her.   Viewers felt Tope Alabi could have called the singer privately or could have handled the situation better and they called her out for it.   Some accused her of envy, others claimed that she doesn't want to see another singer rise above her.   However, some, like media personality, Morayo Brown, defended her, saying no one is above mistake.  WATCH VIDEO HERE  

Sadio Mane Donates £500,000 to Fund Building of Hospital in Home Village Bambali

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Sadio Mane who is playing for Liverpool has donated an eyewatering £500,000 (about 76 million) towards the building of a new hospital in his hometown of Bambali, it has emerged.  This is not the first time the Senegal international was showing his kind side, having previously donated £200,000 (about KSh 30 million) to build a school in Bambali.  The Liverpool superstar met with Senegal president Macky Sall, with the two agreeing to have the state support the facility with medical personnel. "Senegal international Sadio Mane was received by President Macky Sall on Thursday," the president's office announced.   "The Liverpool player came to tell the head of state about his social initiatives, notably the building of a hospital at Bambali.  He sought the state's assistance in providing medical staff for it," the office added in a statement. SunSport now reports the Premier League forward committed a whopping KSh 76 million to ensure the completion of the projec

JUST IN: Atiku Abubakar Has Been Suspended From His Throne For Alleged Involvement In Banditry

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   The Emir of Zurmi in Zamfara, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Muhammad, has been suspended from his throne over allegations of involvement in banditry.  Muhammad's suspension was approved by Governor Bello Matawalle on Saturday, June 12, PM News reports. The Zamfara governor said the committee has three weeks to submit its reports.  However, according to the state's head of service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, Governor Matawalle has already set up a committee to look into the allegations made against the monarch.  The investigative committee has some of its members as Alhaji Mukhtar Anka, a former deputy governor in the state, Alhaji Faruku Dosara, the leader of the state House of Assembly, retired DIG Mamman Tsafe, and Alhaji Yusuf Zugu, The Cable also reported.  Balarabe, who is also the acting secretary to the state government noted that the committee has been given only three weeks to make its findings and submit reports based on them. 

Residents Flee As Soldiers Invade Abia Community In Search Of Suspected ESN

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Soldiers of 14 Brigade, Army Headquarters have invaded Ohafia in Ohafia Local Government, Abia State, searching for a soldier allegedly shot by gunmen suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network.   In a report by Daily Trust, this has caused an exodus of residents and indigenes of Elu, Amangwu, Ebem and Amaekpu, Ohafia LGA from their respective communities to neighbouring villages. File photo used to illustrate story. A source said, “We learnt that some boys believed to be members of the Eastern Security Network came to the popular Ebem motor park and started shooting and later left.   “Soldiers from 14 Brigade Ohafia, whose command headquarters is located in the area, later came and went after them.   “We learnt that the unknown gunmen shot a soldier with a double-barrel gun but not dead; he’s currently at Federal Medical Center Umuahia, currently receiving medical attention. Since that time, there have been sporadic gunshots from all corners.”   A civil servant from the

JUNE 12 PROTEST: Tiwa Savage, Toke, Makinwa, Small Doctor, Mr Macaroni, Others Join Protest In Lagos

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Nigerian music star Small Doctor was among those who turned up at the Gani Fawehinmi Park located in Ojota, Lagos, to join other Nigerians to protest against the government. Another celebrity who made it to the protest ground was Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni. The comedian who has become famous for tackling the government , accused the current administration of trying to silence Nigerians from calling them out. "I always say this country has what it needs at its disposal to be one of the top countries in the world. But we are here today because of corruption, we are here today because of nepotism," he said. ALSO READ:  GENERAL OVERSEER OF REDEEMED IS DEAD! "Look at the level of insecurity we have been dealing with since this administration came in till now. When Nigerians speak, the government is always quick to say we are fighting them. We don't have their guns, we have our voice but they want to take that away from us." Other celebrities who joined in on

Nigerians Are Forgetful Of My Achievements – President Buhari

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The President slammed Nigerians, saying they are very forgetful of the achievements of his regime in the last six years. He described some Nigerians as ungrateful for failing to appreciate that his administration is doing so much with little resources. Buhari disclosed this on Friday evening during an interview aired on NTA. “ Nigerians, I think, are very forgetful. I am very pleased that the majority of Nigerians think that this administration, under the circumstances, are doing their best but people who misappropriated funds are elected members, either at state or federal level. You can accuse them or try to prove that when they were elected members of the House of Reps and they are given ministries and so on, they had only one house and maybe a wife but now they have several houses may be in Abuja, maybe in Lagos, so, rarely, if you try to work out their legitimacy limit, viz-a-viz their expenditure, they will be exposed,” he said

“If You Use King James Version To Define Your Faith, You’ll Worship Demons” – Daddy Freeze

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Nigeria' s most controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze has claimed on social media after he claimed that King James bible is the most useless bible Translation. Daddy Freeze who is known for his controversial statement about Christianity in his latest statement stressed that the King James version of the Bible is the “most useless Bible translation that ever existed.”   To back up his claim, the popular media personality shared a video from a foreign preacher pointing out how the King James version has been so translated that it doesn’t carry the original message anymore. Read what he said below 👇:

Check Out The Photos From Tonto Dikeh’s 36th Birthday Dinner

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On Wednesday, June 9, Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh, turned 36 years old. Tonto had a dinner party that was attended by her close friends including former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, businessman Wale Jana and many others See more photos below: Happy birthday to the amazing humanitarian!

FINALLY: What Bandits Want From FG to Lay Down Arms - Sheik Gumi

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Popular Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has declared that bandits terrorising some states across the country are tired and want peace. PM News reports that the Kaduna-based Islamic scholar said bandits were ready to lay down their arms if they get a genuine partnership from the government. Legit.ng gathered Gumi noted that bandits said they were pushed into banditry by circumstances, adding that he had met with about 80% of the bandits. He said: “Yes, it’s very true because bandits are saying they were pushed into banditry by circumstances. If they have a genuine partner, they are ready to stop it; they are tired and want peace. As regards their ongoing activities, you realize that even when soldiers are fighting and a ceasefire is declared, it takes a long time before they stop fighting." Gumi advises.

Young Nigerian Entrepreneur, Timileyin Makes It To The Forbes 30 Under 30 List

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Timilehin Bello , the founder and chief executive officer of Media Panache Nigeria, a public relations agency, has made the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Africa list. #SDnewsBlog

Aisha Buhari Reveals The High Cost Of Relocating To Ghana

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Aisha people say Ghana cost pass Naija to live

BREAKING: Northern Onion Marketers to Stop Supply to Southern Nigeria

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 The association of Onions Producers, Processors, and Marketers of Nigeria (OPMAN) has threatened to stop the supplying of onion to the entire Southern part of Nigeria.   According to the group, the embargo on the supply would not be lifted unless certain conditions laid down by the association are met.  The association disclosed that about N4.5 billion worth of onions and properties were destroyed by suspected hoodlums across southern states in the last few months in addition to the loss of lives of members of the association without any compensation.   The onion is a staple of every major cuisine in Nigeria.   Nigerian Tribune reports that the national president of the association, Alhaji Aliyu Isa, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Sokoto. He called on state governors to urgently collaborate with the federal government to set up a committee to look into the root causes of the numerous attacks on members of the association.  He however said if the government failed to ad

Police Kill Alleged IPOB Lead Executioner And Five Others

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A joint military and police team on Sunday morning, June 6, killed six suspected gunmen alleged to have attempted an attack on the Imo State Police Command headquarters. The police have identified one of the six men killed during the attempted attack as Joseph Uka Nnachi, aka Dragon. He is alleged to be killer-squad commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN). The police claimed Dragon was responsible for over 70 per cent of the killings in the southeast. It was also alleged that four AK47 rifles were recovered from the deceased, said to have been conveyed in a bus for the operation before they were repelled. The police allege that the other five suspects killed alongside Dragon were his key men. The police said: "Four Ak47 rifles all belonging to Police officers they killed in two police stations, six bombs, 2000 rounds of AK47 ammunition, seven AK47 magazines, two operational buses one loaded with explosive recovered. "The j

General Overseer of Redemption Ministries, Rev Stephen Akinola, Is Dead

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The General Superintendent of Redemption Ministries, Worldwide, Rev. Stephen Akinola is dead. He died in the early hours of Sunday, June 6, 2021 at an hospital in Abuja, BBC pidgin reports. News of Akinola’s passing filtered in just as Nigerians and the world were mourning Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations who died in the wee hours of Sunday. Although it’s unclear what led to his death, reports have it that the clergyman underwent a kidney transplant sometime ago. It was gathered that many worshippers, including members of his congregation and residents, had thronged to the church which has its headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to mourn the famous cleric.

BREAKING NEWS: FG Suspends Twitter From Nigeria

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IPOB's ESN Members Of Burn Man's Mansion And Fleet Of Cars For Allegedly Planting Cameras In Abia

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Members of the Eastern Security Network, the paramilitary organization of the Indigenous People of Biafra have been accused of burning a man's mansion and fleet of cars over claims of him planting cameras to monitor them. Facebook user, Ugo Egbujo identified the victim as Chief O.K Ugba and also disclosed that the incident occurred in Amangwu Ohafia community of Abia state. Egbujo disclosed that the man's brother said he installed solar lights in the village, but ESN members misjudged him and claimed that he installed cameras to monitor their activities. It was alleged that they looted and burnt down his mansion. They also burned his G-Wagon. BMW X6, Range Rover Sports and other cars. Egbujo wrote; Chief O.K Ugba Ishi bu MBA. The head that carries the burden of the town . That's his house. Razed by unknown arsonists. His brother said the man installed solar lights in the village. The ESN misjudged him..they said he installed cameras to monitor their activities. That

Many Injured As Explosion Rocks Mile 3 Market In Port Harcourt

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Many people have sustained different degrees of injury after an explosion rocked parts of mile 3 market in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Rivers State in the early hours of today Monday, May 31. Thankfully, no life was lost in the incident but many people who were running for safety were seriously injured. The spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, SP. Nnamdi Omoni, said the police were on their way to the scene of the incident to ascertain what transpired.

I Joined APC To Bring Federal Assistance To Cross River – Governor Ayade

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Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, on Thursday, said he joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the benefit of the state. Mr Ayade said this while addressing the youth under the aegis of Coalition of APC Support Groups who held a rally to welcome him to the party at the governor’s office in Calabar. The governor said the APC was the “appropriate vehicle that will bring full economic benefits to the state.” “We have to re-socket into the centre to drive the value of governance into the state, where our interest will be better served,” he said. Mr Ayade said that Cross River has a lot of mineral resources, but the resources required to explore the hydrocarbons were beyond the capacity of the state. He added that aligning with the party at the centre would bring federal assistance to the state. He lamented that Cross River was economically disadvantaged, noting that the state is the 35th in terms of revenue allocation received from the federal government. “The state does not

Tiktok CEO, Zhang Yiming, Resigns With a Net Worth of $44bn To Read Books And daydream

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Zhang Yiming, TikTok CEO The 30th richest person in the world and CEO of video-sharing social networking service, ByteDance, parent company of TikTok, Zhang Yiming, says he’s resigning to create more time for him to read books and daydream. According to CelebrityNetWorth, Zhang with a net worth of $44 billion announced on Monday, May 24, in an official letter to his employees, said he lacked some skills that’d make him an ideal manager. "The truth is, I lack some of the skills that make an ideal manager. Similarly, I'm not very social, preferring solitary activities like being online, reading, listening to music, and daydreaming about what may be possible.,” he said. Yiming will step down at the end of the year to focus on long-term strategy. 📷: AFP/GettyImages

"I Am The Only Nigerian Governor Who Does Not Receive Monthly Salary – Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano

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The governor said this over the weekend at his country home, Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, shortly after inspecting the Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport at Umueri. He explained that after his tax has been deducted from his salary, he sends the balance to homes of the destitute for their upkeep. He added that he has been working for the state for free. Obiano, who also described himself as "a man of classical quality" , said the Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport was built with the best of facilities, same as those in any international airport of repute.

NCC - Nigerians To Submit Phone IDs In Three Months

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The Nigerian Communications Commission has said Nigerians will have to submit the International Mobile Equipment Identity of their phones to it from July. According to NCC, the aim is “to curtail the counterfeit mobile phone market, discourage mobile phone theft, enhance National Security, protect consumer interest, increase revenue generation for the government, reduce the rate of kidnapping, mitigate the use of stolen phones for crime, and facilitate blocking or tracing of stolen mobile phones and other smart devices, one of the means to achieve this is through the deployment of Device Management System.” With this move, the NCC will have the IMEI numbers, NIN, and mobile numbers of every Nigerian.

Just In: Pres. Buhari Seeks Approval For New N2.342trillion External Loan

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President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Senate to approve a new external loan of N2,343,387,942,848.00, about $6.183billion, for the Federal Government to finance the 2021 budget deficit. Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Buhari’s letter of request on the floor of the Senate at plenary, on Tuesday, May 18. Buhari said the proposed loan which is equivalent to N2.3trillion is to finance the 2021 budget deficit of N5.6 trillion. He said the loan would enable the Federal Government to fund critical infrastructural projects in transportation, health, and education among others.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Receives £4.2M Ibori Loot From UK

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The Federal Government says it has received the £4.2m funds looted by the former governor of Delta State James Ibori. Speaking in a statement on Tuesday, May 18, Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said that a total of £4,214,017.66 of the loot associated with the family members of former Delta State governor has been received. According to the statement, the amount was credited into the designated the Nigerian Government account with naira equivalent value of the amount as May 10, 2021. Malami had in March signed Memorandum of Understanding for the repatriation of the Ibori loot on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

"I Am Medically Color Blind", Tonto Dike Reveals Amongst Other Facts

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"I'm colour blind. I see colours in shades of grey," Tonto Dikeh reveals interesting facts about herself. ALSO READ: ACTOR, DANIEL K. WELCOMES SECOND CHILD

Governor Abiodun Suspends Aide Arrested In The US For $350k Unemployment Benefit Fraud

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The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has suspended his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Special Duties, Abidemi Rufai, following his arrest in New York by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over his alleged involvement in $350,000 unemployment benefits fraud. The United States Department of Justice on Monday, May 17, announced Rufai's arrest. In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Governor Abiodun said the news of his aide’s involvement in fraud is disturbing. The statement reads: “We received the very disturbing news of the arrest of one of the governor’s political appointees, Mr Abidemi Rufai in New York over alleged unemployment benefits and fraud in the United States, this morning. While the Governor cannot be held responsible for the actions of a full grown adult, especially outside the jurisdiction of Ogun and Nigeria, he has since suspended the suspect from office to enable him answer the charges levelled against him. SIMILAR: IMO STAT

Actor Daniel K Daniel Welcomes Second Child With Wife

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Actor Daniel K Daniel welcomes second child with wife. Congratulations to the couple READ ALSO: SOUND SULTAN DIES OF THROAT CANCER IN FRANCE

Alleged Adultery And Other Possible Reasons For Bill/Melinda Gates Divorce Emerge

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Microsoft Board investigated Bill Gates' 'intimate relationship' with employee as new report alleges he had affairs with women connected to the company Possible reasons for Melinda Gates divorce from her billionaire husband, Bill Gates are beginning to come out as new reports allege the Microsoft co-founder engaged in relationships with women connected to the company. A report in The New York Times on Sunday, May 16, details how Gates allegedly "pursued" several women connected to Microsoft and his foundation, developing "a reputation for questionable conduct in work-related settings," the paper reported. Microsoft's board of directors hired a private law firm to investigate a decades-old "intimate relationship" Bill Gates had with a company employee. The investigation, according to a company spokesman, took place in the months before the billionaire resigned from the board last year. "Microsoft received a concern in the latter half

Nigerian Striker, Asisat Oshoala Becomes First African Woman To win Champions League

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Nigerian striker, Asisat Oshoala, has made history as the first African female player to win the UEFA Women’s Champions league. The 26-year-old was introduced in the 71st minute as Barcelona Women’s team finally won their first Champions League trophy on Sunday night, May 16, in Sweden. The Spanish club hammered Chelsea women’s team 4-0 in the final match played at the empty Gamla Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg.

Becoming Imo State Governor Made Me Even Poorer — Okorocha

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Senator Rochas Okorocha, representing Imo West senatorial district, has said that becoming the Governor of Imo State made him poorer. Okorocha said this while denying allegations that he acquired properties with government funds when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. “I challenge anybody to prove that I acquired any property with any government fund. I think people have forgotten that I was Rochas before becoming the governor of Imo State; I think they have forgotten completely. If anything, becoming a governor made me even poorer than what I was in the past. I don’t know whether I acquired any property here in Abuja, there is none,” he said.

Five Alleged IPOB Members Arrested For Killing a Sergeant And Snatching His AK-47 Rifle

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The Imo State Police Command has arrested five people suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the alleged killing of Mr Joseph Nwaka, a police sergeant. The Command’s spokesperson, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, in a statement on Saturday, May 15, said that the suspects were arrested in Isu LGA of the state, some on Thursday, May 13, and the others on Friday, May 14, by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit and other tactical teams of the command. He also said that an AK-47 rifle with breech no 56-258115 and 15 Rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspects. Other items recovered were four locally fabricated weapons, six live cartridges and a large number of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp. According to him, one of the suspects, Onyekachi Mmadufor, of Umudurukwe, Isu LGA confessed to being a member of the IPOB who, along with his cohorts carried out attacks and killings of police and other security personnel. “Discreet investigation is in progress with