ASUU Strike: Jonathan calls for review of labour laws


President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday advocated a review of labour laws to curtail the excesses of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other labour unions. The President, who made the call during a Presidential media chat in Abuja, urged the striking members of ASUU to return to work in the interest of their…

Olawale wins MTN Project fame


Olawale Ojo has emerged winner of glamorous music talent reality show, MTN Project Fame Season six. Olawale beat five other finalists with his final performance of Asa’s song ‘Beautiful’ to clinch the grand prize of N5m, a brand new car and a recording contract. Immaculate was named first runner-up, winning a cash prize of N3m…

Ronaldo blames players for Madrid defeat


On Saturday, the home crowd at the Bernabéu vented their frustration by whistling at the players throughout the match against Athletico Madrid. The visitors won 1-0. But the loudest blast came when manager Ancelotti decided to substitute midfielder Isco for striker Morata in the second half. The Madrid fans let rip at the coach for…

Nollywood stars turned Pastors


Although, many have criticised their decisions to embrace Christ, blaming such decisions principally on the turn of events in their lives, it is not out of place today to come across celebrities who have become preachers of the Word. From Eucheria Anunobi to Zack Orji, Ndidi Obi, Pat Attah, Ernest Azuzu and many others, it…

Miss Philippines is crowned Miss World 2013


The 2013 Miss World pageant was held yesterday, Saturday September 28th at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia. Miss Philippines, Megan Young, beat 126 other contestants to win the title as Miss World 2013. Miss France, Marine Lorphelin was named first runner-up, while Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter came in third.

D’banj missing at Hennessy artistry club tour


Popular entertainer and Hennessy Artistry 2013 headliner, Dbanj was conspicuously missing from his debut Lagos club appearance, which held on Saturday, September 21st at Rhapsody’s Lounge in Victoria Island, Lagos. Dbanj, who was in London at the time, was scheduled to perform alongside soul diva, Seyi Shay and rap duo, Show Dem Camp. He could…

Stakeholders parley on slow mobile money uptake


Airtel Nigeria’s Director of Regulatory Affairs and Special Projects, Osondu Nwokoro, has identified the exclusion of Telecommunications Operators (TELCOs) from playing very active roles in the implementation of mobile money as a major drawback to the uptake of the service. Nwokoro made this submission, recently, in Lagos at NigeriaCom, an international ICT workshop that enjoys…

Many killed as Boko Haram opens fire on sleeping students


Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday stormed a college dormitory in Nigeria’s conflict-scarred northeast, firing on students as they slept, the military told AFP, in the latest such attack blamed on the Islamist insurgents. Security forces were at the scene but details on the number of dead and injured were not yet available, area military spokesman…

The Future is Finally Here…


With excitement building up to The Future Awards Africa 2013, the Central Working Committee (CWC) has unveiled the shortlist of three nominees per category for the Awards scheduled to take place soon. “It has been an intense period of judging and review,” says Chude Jideonwo, Executive Director of The Future Project. “After the nominations, there…

The Real Story Behind Gina Gershon’s Versace Tranformation


If you’re anything like us, you’ve been plotzing over every little glimpse of House of Versace, premiering on Lifetime this Saturday. From the looks of the previews, Gina Gershon absolutely nails her role as Donatella Versace , from the smoky voice right down to the cheekbones. “It’s really a family drama,” the actress says of…