Author: Aderonke Adelabu

From the first scene, there are some movies that you can tell you are in for one hell of a sweet ride. Well, some of these movies end up disappointing you, while some are exactly what you pictured. So the question is, where does Nollywood movie “Progressive Tailors’ Club” stand. The disappointing movie or the HIT movie? Progressive Tailors’ Club is a Nollywood comedy that focuses on what happens with Tailors, especially in their tailors’ association. The crux of the movie was when the association was about to choose its President, and then deep secrets of the candidates began to…

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When you hear the title “Bad Boys and Bridesmaids”, you can almost tell what the movie would entail. Of course, you are looking at romance, infidelity and betrayal, but when you see someone like Nengi and Elozonam of Big Brother Naija, you are curious about the drama to expect in the movie. Now, Let’s talk about the Nollywood movie; Bad Boys and Bridesmaids, directed by Seyi Babatope. The movie centres around a couple and their friends whose wedding were in two days, and despite that the couple had agreed to no sex till wedding night, the groom was persistent about…

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You can almost tell the pattern of a story by the title but in the case of Nollywood movie, Charge and Bail, the narrative is different. It is easy to think that Charge and Bail is a comedy until you actually get to watch it and then boom! It is something else entirely. Nollywood Charge and Bail currently showing at the cinema is a 1hr35mins drama, centered around Boma Ossai, the daughter of a top Lawyer who just got back into the country for her NYSC programme. Expectedly, her father had assumed that she would be posted to his law…

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Benue State House of Assembly has condemned the demolition of residential houses at Tse Poor, Nyon layout Ugondo in Makurdi and Tswardyu Mbaingyor in Gwer East local governments. It requested the Nigerian Air Force Authorities to halt the demolition exercise to pave way for a dialogue with the aim of resolving all contentious issues. KemiFilaniNews reported that the Nigerian airforce last week demolished several civilian houses over the lingering land dispute between the Nigerian Airforce and its host community, Ugondo people of Makurdi local government area of Benue state. The house has equally asked the commissioner For Lands, survey and…

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Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Independent National Electoral Commission Amuwo Odofin Local in Lagos State website was attacked on Friday. The latest attack was carried out by a hacker, who tweets from @LiteMods. @LiteMods claimed responsibilities for the attack on the three Nigerian websites in defense of the protests against police brutality in Nigeria. “Nigerian government, we will not allow this corruption,” the hacker tweeted late on Friday. “We will not allow this police brutality. Your websites of @officialEFCC have been taken-down so far by my attacks and more will be next.” #Endsars protest which broke…

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Reports have it that Nigerians street language ‘pidgin’ may now have a face at the International feature film category of the OSCARS MoAbudu who recently got a major contract with Netflix helped Nollywood reach this masterstroke. Kenneth Gyang shared the good news via his Twitter; “Pidgin English is now considered a foreign language at the Oscars!”, Gyang tweeted. “Ms. Mo Abudu has been in communication with the International Features section of the Academy about the possibility of entering our film (made in pidgin) through the Nigerian Oscar Committee”. Recall that Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lion Heart’ was disqualified by the Academy for…

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Police in Cross Rivers rescued three pregnant women and two babies from an alleged baby factory. The act was confirmed by the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abdulkadir Jimoh in Calabar on Wednesday.Jimoh said the victims were rescued by a team of policemen led by him. He said, three pregnant teenagers, Blessing Francis, 19, Blessing Okon, 19, and Blessing Solomon, 21, were rescued during the operation by his men. He confirmed that two children, Bright Solomon, two years old, and Michael Etim, 7 years old were rescued. He said the prime suspect has confessed to the crime, adding that she…

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Oritsefemi has continued to tender a heartwarming apology to his wife Nabila Fash. The ‘Double wahala’ singer wants a quick end to the trouble rocking his marriage; he took to Instagram to share another apology. He wrote: “My queen kindly let’s end this whole thing in peace …. you are a good person don’t look at what people say to jeopardize our happiness my beautiful wife .. you know am a lovable and caring husband I will never hurt you…. deep down your heart you know am not a bad person… I can never hurt you, my wife .. don’t…

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The Incumbent Governor of Ondo State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has taken to his twitter campaign handle to appreciate his people for giving him another chance to rule them. In the tweet, he wrote: “Ondo people are truly progressives minded, We Thank You. APC! Victory assured”. In another, he tagged his PDP counterpart and friend, Eyitayo Jegede: To my brother and friend @TayoJegedeSAN. I must say this to you its funny but very true…”Eyi ti Bale o” Ondo people have spoken”. Governor Akeredolu in the collated results so far has won 10 LGAs while his PDP counterpart, Eyitayo Jegede won 2…

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Nigerian actress Caroline Danjumah has now responded to Oritsefemi allegation. The single mother of three took to Instagram to dish out her side of the story. In the long message Caroline said, “I do not interfere in people’s marriages or relationships… I do not take sides either. When it comes to domestic violence it’s a no no for me. I believe everything in life has a solution, no need throwing punches. The home must be a safe place especially where there are kids.. “I can ignore cheating and all sorts but I will stand by anyone that is physically abused…

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Nigerian lawyer, politician, and husband of Regina Daniels, Ned Nwoko took to Instagram to celebrate his wife’s birthday. Reginal Daniels was a year older on Saturday, October 10, and the elated husband shared photos of her and wrote: “Happy birthday my princess. Your new age comes with more wisdom and unparalleled foresight. I pray for good health and your desired successes.”

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday got an order to freeze accounts belonging to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudasiru Obasa. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was in the federal high court, Lagos, to sought an ex-parte order to freeze Mr. Obasa’s three bank accounts with the Standard Chartered Bank pending the conclusion of an ongoing investigation into the allegations of diversion of funds, abuse of office and money laundering leveled against him. According to Premium Times, the account details include, a United States Dollar account with the number, 001852963; current account…

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2021 BUDGET SPEECH: Budget of Economic Recovery and Resilience Delivered By: His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari President, Federal Republic of Nigeria At the Joint Session of the National Assembly, Abuja Thursday, 8th October 2020 PROTOCOLS It is with pleasure that I present the 2021 Federal Budget Proposals to this Joint Session of the National Assembly. Distinguished and Honourable Leaders, and Members of the National Assembly, at this juncture, I wish to commend your tremendous efforts in approving the revision of the 2020 – 2022 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, and passage of the 2020 Appropriation (Repeal and Amendment)…

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Victoria Christopher, a grandmother has been arrested by the Rivers State Police Command for selling a baby boy belonging to her daughter Anthonia Christopher. Victoria abducted the baby and sold him for an undisclosed amount to child traffickers, over the failure of the boy’s father to pay for the wife’s bride price. Anthonia Christopher, the mother of the boy, said she made the development known to her husband, in spite of her mother’s threat. “My mother told me that she was going to sell the baby because my husband had not fully married me and I begged her not to,…

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Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has accused the PDP, Gubernatorial candidate, Eyitayo Jegede of blackmailing his government with tuition hike. Akeredolu made this assertion in a debate organized by Channels Television, which had both candidates. In the debate, Eyitayo Jegede promised to reduce the tuition fee from its present state of N130,000, if elected, while Akeredole said he was not prepared to reduce the tuition fees if the students were to be given quality education. Governor Akeredolu said the assertion of tuition hike by PDP is an attempt to blackmail his government. He further explained that before he arrived in…

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Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS have arrested two drivers and three agents identified as Saheed Akande, 45, Adegbayi Adeleke, 31, Akeem Ojo Ajagbe, 30, Rasheed Akinola, 40, and Sodiq Adedeji, 31 who allegedly diverted a 40-feet container load of sesame seeds valued at N26 million. The Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS at Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos Island, made the arrest after the owner Oluwa Seun Adedeji made a complaint that his container had gone missing. The container was expected to be delivered to Oluwa Seun Adedeji’s warehouse in Lagos by the suspect. Police alleged that instead of…

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The Federal Teachers’ Scheme (FTS) screening test has now be postponed to a later date. Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Public Relations Officer, Dr Ossom Ossom made the announcement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Dr Ossom noted that the test which was earlier scheduled for October 10, is now postponed to a later date. The new date will be communicated to candidates in the future. Ossom advised candidates to visit their State Universal Education Boards (SUBEBs) for the names of shortlisted candidates, from Oct. 12. NAN reports that UBEC had in September, opened its online…

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The replacement to the PS4 shows up this winter and is enthusiastically anticipated by gaming fans everywhere on the world. The PlayStation 5 hits shelves this winter ahead of the holiday market for Christmas and, in the U.S., Thanksgiving. It will equal the Xbox Series X and the initial run of pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 have just sold out. FIFA 21 shows up for the console this winter and guarantees greater and better designs, graphics and more realistic gameplay than ever before. When is FIFA 21 released for PlayStation 5? EA Sports has affirmed that FIFA 21 will be…

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Troops have saved five expatriates from suspected militants at Yellow Island in Rivers State. The victims comprising three Russians, one Ukrainian and one Equatorial Guinean kidnapped on May 9, were liberated by a joint team from Forward Operating Base Bonny, Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder and troops of 146 Battalion, on Tuesday. A statement by the Coordinator, Defense Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, said the men were presently at NNS Pathfinder medical centre receiving medical attention. It explained that the expatriates were abducted onboard MT RIO Mitong and MT Djibloho by unknown militant group in Yellow Island on May 9.…

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, mourned actor, Jimoh Aliu, who kicked the bucket at 80 years old. In an announcement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “President Buhari mourns popular dramatist, Jimoh Aliu,” Buhari said the deceased would be missed by al lovers of good drama.The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the theatre and entertainment industry, the Aliu family, and Ekiti State government on the loss of popular dramatist, Chief Jimoh Aliu, aged 80. “The President salutes the dedication of the deceased to his art, which saw him forming…

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