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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Mrs. Modupe Onitiri-Abiola is one of the wives of the late mogul and acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election, Bashorun MKO Abiola. In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, she speaks on her governorship ambition and the pains she went through during the incarceration of her husband. Excerpts:How has it been since the demise of your husband about 15 years ago?It has been difficult. It is not easy to be a widow, especially unexpectedly. It has not been easy ... more


Friday, June 7, 2013 A former World Boxing Federation title holder, Bash Ali, caused a scare at the National Stadium, Abuja on Thursday in his desperate bid to get the attention of President Goodluck Jonathan.Jonathan was at the stadium to inaugurate a youth campaign, Rhythm n Play, aimed at enhancing mass youth participation in sports activities and age grade competition.Immediately after the President delivered his speech and was making his way out of the Velodrome venue, Ali, who has been appealing to t ... more


Friday, May 31, 2013 Chris Okotie and his former keyboardist engage in a brawl.An upset magistrate at the Ikeja Magistrate Court, Lagos, on Thursday dispatched a former keyboardist of the Household of God Church, Dafiaghor Okiotor, to prison for contempt of court.The magistrate, Oshodi Makanjuola, while accusing Mr. Okiotor of flouting her directives to desist from posting the court proceedings on social media; also announced that she is withdrawing from the case.I have two publications here, Mr ... more


Tuesday, May 28, 2013 D prince, Wande Coal, and Donjazzy from the Mavin Crew were spotted at the Big Brother The Chase opening ceremony in South Africa today Sunday.The Mavin crew performed some of their hit tracks to the delight of the audience. ... more


Thursday, May 23, 2013 In June 2010, Shamsudeen Usman, then the Nigerian Minister for National Planning dropped a bombshell during a presentation: Northern Nigeria has the highest level of illiteracy on earth. Although I wouldnt know how the World Bank came about its figures which the minister quoted, I will be deceiving myself to say that all is well with education in the north. That explains why it calls for celebration when a young lady from the same northern region becomes the first female combatant pilot not ... more


Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Courtesy of Premiumtimes The burial rites of Nigerias literary icon, Chinua Achebe, began with the arrival of his body at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja this morning. The rites will climax with his interment on Thursday, in his hometown, Ogidi, Anambra state. Gov Peter Obi was responsible for chattering the Overland Airline that is conveying the corpseAdditional photo credit: Saharareporters ... more


Sunday, May 19, 2013 The above question becomes pertinent when it is realized that this is not the first, second, or even the third time, that stories have bee circulated purporting that Gov. Sullivan Chime of Enugu State is dead. This is actually the fourth time, by my count.So, who are these people that are persistently spreading this evil rumor, and are trying to cause tension in the polity, when there is none? More importantly, perhaps, why are they doing it?Governor Chime promised God, not man, at t ... more


Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Nollywood has witnessed, in recent times, deaths of some of its veterans. The likes of Sam Loco Efe, Ashley Nwosu, Pete Eneh, David Ihieze, Gringory, Enebeli Elebuwa and few others have crossed to the other side. Some of the veterans died due to poor medical treatments after fallen sick. In some cases, they died because they could not get even less than a million naira for treatment at the hospitals.The cases of Pete Eneh, Enebeli Elebuwa, Dento and a few others quickly come to mind in t ... more


Monday, May 13, 2013 Self-styled Niger Delta revolutionary Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, formerly known as Melford Dokubo Goodhead Jr. addressed a press conference where he threatened fire and brimstone if Nigerian security agencies effect his arrest for threat he made regarding the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. ... more


Saturday, May 11, 2013 Few days ago, news went viral that one of Bracket music group, Vast was hit with cancer of the blood called Lymphoma. The news generated tension as some of his fans became worried about the development. Meanwhile, the principal in the matter, Vast, has come out to calm the tension raised by the news. According to him, I am full of energy and totally healed because the incident is an old news. I was healed since February.Vast posted online that, I want to say a very big thank you ... more