Hehee… Actress Toyin Aimakhu lashes out at another actress on Twitter

Actress Toyin Aimakhu will surely take no nonsense from anyone.

Wonder who she’s talking about? Well, she didn’t mention names so we also can’t…See tweets after the cut…

Tuface Opens New ‘Rumours’ Club in Festac Town

It’s official, Tuface Idibia has just finished building another branch of his club, Rumours in Festac Town Lagos.

Club Rumours which first sat in the heart of Ikeja, now has a baby at 1st Avenue where the big guys and babes reside.

Festac guys have been complaining over the years of being neglected by most artistes who have their roots from the town.

So now, at least,they have what they want as a give-back from Idibia to them.

Fans Advise Sina Rambo to Quit Music

Wherever you find Davido there also you’ll find him and that’s because they are cousins. Sina Rambo is the fair-skinned complexion guy who likes to be surrounded by beautiful girls.

Then he was signed unto Davido’s HKN record label where he dropped his debut video, Ijo Sina featuring Davido.

But earlier in the year, news filtered in that he had a big fight with Davido because the O.B.O dude wasn’t doing enough to promote his career. Although Sina denied the report, Davido confirmed the gist that his cousin had actually left HKN.

Then he released Mujo, E No Reach, Sisi Eko and others.
But Nigerians seems not to be down with Sina’s songs as he’s been advised to quit music.
This DT gathered during a question and answer posed by James Ndubisi on Twitter where he asked Nigerians to mention artistes they think should quit music.

Sina Rambo was first featured on label mate, Daivdo’s single; “Overseas”, on the OBO Genesis album

Actress Fathia Balogun finally drops ex-hubby’s surname

Actress Fathia Balogun has finally dropped ex-husband Saidi Balogun’s surname to revert to her maiden name ‘Williams’.
The actress on her instagram page now bears Fathia Williams, although her Facebook and Twitter pages remain Balogun.

She didn’t give up the name so easily. It took her ex-hubby, six years, countless interviews on all forms of media and finally a legal action.

Fathia only a few weeks ago reportedly vowed to retain the name at all cost but it seems her resolve has weakened. Close sources say she wants to test the waters with this first change, to see how the industry will react and gauge her potency as a sought after actress before finally removing Balogun . forever!.

FG charges taskforce on unremitted $9.6bn

The Federal Government has inaugurated the Inter Ministerial Task Team, IMTT to recover un-remitted $9.6 billion contained in the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI Audit Report.

The development stems from the lacklustre attitudes of major players in the extractive industries, especially in the oil and gas sector towards remittance of revenues.
The government also charged the IMTT to ensure prompt recovery of all outstanding revenues, comprising underpayments and unreconciled differences identified in the various NEITI Audit Reports.

Although concerted efforts by NEITI and the Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS had resulted in the recovery of $2 billion, government charged the team to also work closely with NEITI and ensure prompt recovery of all outstanding revenues due to the Federation.
NEITI in a statement issued in Abuja, said the IMTT was inaugurated by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.

The IMTT, which is chaired by the NEITI Chairman, Mr. Ledum Mitee, was also charged to examine the findings and recommendations in NEITI Audit Reports, and give advice to affected relevant agencies on appropriate steps to address the issues.

The Taskforce is equally charged to identify any bottlenecks to the realisation of the above, and make any necessary recommendations to Government through the SGF. It is also to undertake any other measures desirable to ensure that recommendations by NEITI add value to ongoing reforms in the industry.

The team is also to advise the Federal Executive Council on any issue in the NEITI Audit Report findings that needs the Council’s intervention.

Other members of the team include the Director, Department of Petroleum Resources; Group Managing Director, NNPC; Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria; Chairman, Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation & Fiscal Commission; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development; and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

Others are the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF); Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS; Auditor General of the Federation; Chief Economic Adviser to the President; Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance; and Managing Director, Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC.

In the team are also the Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC; Executive Secretary, Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency, PPPRA; Chairman, Nigeria Miners Association, NMA; Director General, Mining Cadastral Office, MCO; and Chairman, Oil Producers Trade Section, OPTS, of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Anyim was quoted in the statement as saying that the inauguration of IMTT was an indication of Government’s firm belief that transparency in the sector would definitely impact positively on other sectors, thereby limiting wastage, significantly reducing corruption, as well as increasing overall revenue.”
He urged the members of the reconstituted Task Team to remain resolute and carry out this important national assignment with determination, while exhibiting the highest level of commitment and professionalism capable of creating the desired impact of EITI Implementation in the country.
It would be recalled that Nigeria signed up to the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, EITI, in 2003, commenced implementation in 2004, and institutionalised the implementation of the initiative with the NEITI Act 2007.

When Nigeria signed up to the initiative, it was a conscious decision based on a clear conviction that once transparency is implanted in the management of the nation’s abundant extractive resources, it will boost Government’s efforts toward poverty reduction. It will also enhance sustainable development, social harmony as well as improve the investment climate in the country.

Delta BRT project begins Jan 2014

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has said that work on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, lanes in Warri metropolis would commenced in January.

Uduaghan, at a symposium organised by Warri Rebirth Initiative in Warri, said the BRT lanes would start from Effurun Roundabout and terminate at NPA in Warri.
The governor added that construction work on Jakpa Roundabout, Hausa Quarters and Cemetery Road Junction would commence in January as part of his administration’s commitment to urban renewal.

The theme of the event was The Future of Warri and its Environs. The governor said that it was time for the people of Warri to unite and build a stronger and better Warri devoid of ethnic differences.
He said: “Before, we hardly knew those from Urhobo, Itsekiri or Ijaw. Today, it sounds offensive to refer to Warri and Effurun without including the neighbouring communities.
“Warri rebirth will go a long way to address some of those challen-ges, where we will see ourselves as one entity.”