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APC Crisis: I Remain Acting National Chairman – Hilliard Etagboeta
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APC Crisis: I Remain Acting National Chairman – Hilliard Etagboeta

There is no end in sight to the fresh leadership crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) as party chieftains remained divided at the weekend over the court case initiated by former national vice-chairman (South-South) of the party, Honorable Hilliard Etagboeta. Etagboeta has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja to seek the dissolution of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, led by Yobe State governor, Mallam Mai Mala Buni. The Buni committee is a creation of a statutory organ of the party, the National Executive Committee, which dissolved the APC National Working Committee, led by its immediate past national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, at an emergency meeting held last June at the Presidential Villa. The claim to the off...
Acting DG of NABDA arrested over N400m fraud
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Acting DG of NABDA arrested over N400m fraud

The acting Director-General (DG) of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Alex Akpa has been arrested by the ICPC for allegedly defrauding the federal government of N400 million.   Mr Akpa who is a professor of microbiology, was arrested by operatives of the commission to answer questions on how the said amount was misappropriated under his watch. He is currently being investigated for abuse of office.   It was alleged that the Acting DG of NABDA claimed the money he diverted was an intervention fund for the biotechnology agency and he allegedly shared the money with top management staff of the agency.   The commission said the offence committed by Akpan whose appointment came in June, is contrary to and punishable under sections 19 and 26 ...
President Buhari reappoints INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, for another 5-year term
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President Buhari reappoints INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, for another 5-year term

President Buhari has reappointed the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Professor Yakubu Mahmood, for another five-year term.   Mahmood was appointed to office by President Buhari in November 2015, succeeding Amina Zakari, who served as acting chairman.   According to a statement released by a presidential aide, Femi Adesina, President Buhari has forwarded Mahmood's name to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation. ''President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office. In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the F...
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#EndSARS protest has a ‘hidden agenda’ – Governor Buni

The acting chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni has stated that the #EndSARS protest has a ‘hidden agenda’.   The Governor who spoke on BBC Hausa Service on Monday morning, October 19, stated that the current protests against police brutality might lead to anarchy if not well handled. He further insisted that the federal government has responded to the protesters’ demand.   Buni said;   “Hoodlums can utilise the gathering to cause confusion and terrorise other innocents citizens. The ongoing protests show that there is hidden agenda, after the government has responded to the protesters’ demand. “Nigeria is a country accommodating people with several motives and demands which include restructuring ...
Ojo Amos Olatunde confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly
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Ojo Amos Olatunde confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly

Ojo Amos Olatunde has been confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly by the National Assembly Service Commission.   Olatunde was appointed as acting clerk in July 2020 after the commission directed staff who have attained the age of 60 or 35 years in service to proceed on compulsory retirement.   NASC Chairman, Ahmed Amshi in a statement released on Friday October 3, revealed that Mr Olatunde was confirmed at a meeting held on Wednesday September 30. He further revealed that Bala Yabani has been confirmed as the deputy clerk of the National Assembly. Ibrahim El-Ladan has also been confirmed as Senate clerk, while Francis Akubueze has been confirmed as clerk of the House of Representatives.   Amshi said;   “The National Assembly ...
Having To Kiss Ladies Free Is The Reason I Got Into Acting — James Gardiner Discloses
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Having To Kiss Ladies Free Is The Reason I Got Into Acting — James Gardiner Discloses

Everyone has their own subjective reason for choosing a particular career. When it comes to acting, the most reason we are given is passion and of course the fame that comes with it. Certainly, the money too. When it comes to actor James Gardiner though, his reasons are not only far-fetched but surprising too. According to the fine face actor, during his first-ever audition, he bumped into a half-caste lady who had also come to audition. Her beauty was so alluring and when he was asked to play a romantic scene, he asked if he would be kissing ladies like the one he had just met. The affirmation was all he needed to act out exceptionally well and the rest they say is history. James Gardiner said “I met a fine half-caste lady at the audition and during the audition, I was ...
Fatal Arrogance: Hausa Actor, Yakubu Mohammed Regrets Acting In ‘Anti-Shiite’ Movie, Ready To Pay To Get Scenes Removed
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Fatal Arrogance: Hausa Actor, Yakubu Mohammed Regrets Acting In ‘Anti-Shiite’ Movie, Ready To Pay To Get Scenes Removed

Kannywood actor, Yakubu Mohammed , has expressed regrets for featuring in a Nollywood film titled ‘ ‘Fatal Arrogance’ and has asked the makers to remove the scenes he appeared in. Popular Nigerian Actor, Pete Edochie, plays the lead role in the film, which was shot in Enugu and produced by Anosike Kingsley Orji. The film’s behind-the-scenes and a 12-minute-clip from the set are already generating controversy, especially among members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Shiites. In a statement published on their official Facebook page on Tuesday, the group said they were shocked by the film ‘‘where the popular Islamic Movement in Nigeria and its leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky are being depicted and badly portrayed as terrorists.’’ Mr Mohammed told BBC Hausa that he reg...
What Are The Challenges A Voice Acting Artist Faces While Dubbing For Soaps And Films?
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What Are The Challenges A Voice Acting Artist Faces While Dubbing For Soaps And Films?

The career life of voice-over artists is challenging and not predictable. The facing of various challenges does not offer a guarantee of success to the artists. Voice dubbing in the soaps and films requires the skills and intelligence of the people. Once there is a success, then the building of a strong and successful career is possible. The information about the challenges and problems are provided to the beginners to attain success. Plenty of artists are there who want success, and shaping of the career is there. A long-lasting career will include different rewards and personal satisfaction to the artists. The information behind the success should be available with the people to attain the proper building of the benefits. The selection of the right method should be there for dubbi...
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BBnaija: Stop Acting Like I Have Done Something Evil To You – Erica To Laycon

BBNaija housemate, Erica, has confronted her former bestie in the house Laycon over his display of attitude towards her, telling him to stop acting like she did something evil. According to her, Laycon is cold and hostile towards her. But she declared that she doesn’t mind the space but she is not happy about the attitude. She gives instances where he had acted in a mean way. Hearing these words made him apologize,claiming that it’s subconscious, but Erica, not satisfied with his response, demanded for some explanation from him, as she doesn’t want to be made to feel like she has done something wrong. But Laycon did not give any favorable response, hence she says that she won’t talk about it again. https://youtu.be/bJz-ir83V9A
Actress Yvonne Jegede Finally Admits She Did Surgery To Look Curvier
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Actress Yvonne Jegede Finally Admits She Did Surgery To Look Curvier

Nollywood actress and mother of one, Yvonne Jegede has finally admitted that she went under the knife to have her perfect body. She mad this known during an Instagram live inter view with Mr Paul. “Yes, I did surgery (liposuction) on my stomach after I had my son; so, that made me look curvier. I had the surgery here in Nigeria. I don’t have issues with anyone on earth; I do whatever I want with myself and body” Speaking on remarrying after her messy divorce with ex-husband, Abounce, Yvonne Jegede said: “I would want to remarry if I find somebody who would love me and love my child. Because, right now, my child is the most important person in my life. I wouldn’t want to marry someone who wouldn’t love my son as much as he would love his own child. He has to love my child 100%, ...
My Mother Gave Me The Beating Of My Life, When I Started Acting – Omotola Jalade Reveals
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My Mother Gave Me The Beating Of My Life, When I Started Acting – Omotola Jalade Reveals

Beautiful Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has revealed how she was severely beaten by her mother on many occasions at the beginning of her career. According to her in an interview to mark her 25 years in the industry, being called an actress when she started in 1995 was not as prestigious as now. Jalade-Ekeinde, who is popularly known as Omo Sexy, said it was therefore hard for many parents to permit their children to become actors. She disclosed that her mother gave her the beating of her life on many occasions at the outset of her career. Comparing the Nollywood of the 90s to now, Jalade-Ekeinde stated, “It’s quite complicated. I guess then we were all working for the love of it. “Money was not the motivation because there was not much prestige to it. You cou...
Juliet Ibrahim Speaks On Acting After COVID-19 With Kemi Olunloyo (Video)
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Juliet Ibrahim Speaks On Acting After COVID-19 With Kemi Olunloyo (Video)

Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim has opened up on what life could mean after the coronavirus is gone. In an interview with Kemi Olunloyo on Instagram, the actress spoke on holding and acting intimate roles in movies that involve kissing other actors. According to Juliet Ibrahim, the coronavirus will change everything and will be an eye-opener to Nollywood. The actress also spoke on having actors vaccinated against other diseases before giving them roles that involve kissing other actors. Watch Video Here:
Buhari’s Ministers Acting Like They Own Ministries – APC Group
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Buhari’s Ministers Acting Like They Own Ministries – APC Group

A pro-All Progressives Congress body, APC Mandate Defenders, has accused some ministers of the Buhari administration of carrying themselves like they own the federal ministries. They raised the alarm while condemning some ministers’ violation of Nigeria’s Public Service Rules, including the arbitrary sack of parastatal heads. The group expressed dismay on Sunday in a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary, Ifeanyi Emeka. MCI recalls a December 2019 instance when the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, sacked two senior officials within 24 hours. They are Marilyn Amobi, Managing Director of Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET) and Damilola Ogunbiyi, former Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency. Interestingly, President Muhammadu Buhari overruled M...
Oshiomhole Swears In Bulama As APC Acting National Secretary
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Oshiomhole Swears In Bulama As APC Acting National Secretary

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday, swore in Waziri Bulama as acting National Secretary of the party. This is coming a few months after a crisis within the party’s ranks almost cost Oshiomhole his position. The Deputy National Secretary, Victor Giadom, had laid claim to the position after an Abuja High Court earlier granted an interim injunction restraining Oshiomhole from parading himself as national chairman. A truce was reached following the intervention of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The brief ceremony which took place at the APC National Secretariat, in Abuja was attended by some of the party’s leaders.
Vector Reacts As A Fan Begs Him To Keep Acting Movies
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Vector Reacts As A Fan Begs Him To Keep Acting Movies

Nigerian rapper, Vector tha viper has reacted to a fan’s plead for him to keep acting. Vector who has acted in movies before played Sal ‘Mr. Beats’ Gomes in the 2018 movie, “Lara and the beat” alongside Nigerian songstress, Seyi Shay. The fan who reacting to the role he played in “Lara and the beat” begged Vector not to stop acting as he is calm and collected and he jokingly asked Vector not to steal his wife away with his acting skill. Vector reacting to what the fan had to say about his acting skills wrote,
Nasty C makes acting debut in Netflix’s ‘Blood and Water’
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Nasty C makes acting debut in Netflix’s ‘Blood and Water’

South African rapper Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, popularly known as Nasty C has made his acting debut in Netflix's soon to be released African series. The 23-year-old took to social media to share the news with his fans. According to his post on Instagram, Nasty C will be part of an African series dubbed Blood & Water premiering on May 20. “My debut acting role! Catch me in the upcoming Netflix second original African series, Blood & Water,” he wrote. The series tells the story of a young girl who engineers a transfer to a prestigious school to investigate the 17-year-old cold case of her older sister who was abducted at birth. It features a host of stars, including Ama Qamata, Natasha Thahane, Cindy Mahlangu, Thabang Molaba and Gail Mabalane. Nasty C will pla...
Wike Should Stop Acting As President, Federal Republic Of Rivers – Sagay
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Wike Should Stop Acting As President, Federal Republic Of Rivers – Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), speaks on latest developments in Rivers, Kogi and Lagos state in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI brings the excerpts: There has been controversy over some actions taken by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state on his efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The latest be­ing the demolitions of two hotels for flouting lockdown directives. What is your take on that? In terms of attitude, I think he is very hostile and aggressive and he is exhibiting it in the mid­dle of this crisis. I remember the speech he made to the tradition­al rulers in the state; he treated them like rascally school boys that you can talk to anyhow without any regard. That i...
I See Myself Acting One Day – Davies
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I See Myself Acting One Day – Davies

Canadian youngster and Bayern Munich hitman, Alphonso Davies, has revealed his love for the acting profession. The Liberian-born striker hinted on this after his TikTok videos received so much accolades during the coronavirus-inspired lockdown. The 19 year old, who was signed to the top flight German side, stated that he would love to become an actor one day. He said, “Football comes first, but I want to be an actor eventually. I like entertaining people and TikTok gives me the platform to do so.“It allows fans to not only see what I do on the field, but also to get to know my personality a bit more. And it passes the time during the corona crisis when we are all staying home.” The footballer has appeared 35 times for his club and has netted two goals ever since.
I Make More Money Trading Than Acting – Omobutty
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I Make More Money Trading Than Acting – Omobutty

Nollywood actress, Biodun Okeowo, popularly known as Omobutty, has said that she makes more money while doing business rather than from acting. She told MCI in Lagos that this was because of what she called “huge responsibilities”. She said that could not meet up her needs through acting, hence, the need for her to go into business. “I pay more attention to my business than acting Although I love acting and the entertainment industry, money is also important,” she said. It can be recalled that Omobutty took to social media last year to state that acting doesn’t pay her bills. She wrote back then; It can be recalled that Omobutty took to social media last year to state that acting doesn’t pay her bills. She wrote back then; “Many times I have been asked if acting is wh...
Remove The Money I Make From Acting And From LUTH, I Still Will Not Be Broke – Jemima Osunde
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Remove The Money I Make From Acting And From LUTH, I Still Will Not Be Broke – Jemima Osunde

Nollywood actress Jemima Osunde has made it known job or not, she will never be broke. The actress who is also a doctor made this known during a live session on Instagram., According to her, without her job as an actress and as a doctor in LUTH, she still will not be broke. In her words; ” remove the money I make from acting, remove the money I make from LUTH, I will still not be broke.” The actress went on to state that her mum is a retired judge. Watch the video below;   View this post on Instagram   Take away the money I make from acting and my job at LUTH, I still won’t be broke - Actress #JemimaOsunde A post shared by Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) on Apr 9, 2020 at 12:20am PDT
“I Was Chased Out Of My Father’s House For Choosing Acting”- Ronke Odusanya
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“I Was Chased Out Of My Father’s House For Choosing Acting”- Ronke Odusanya

Ronke Odusanya is a Nigerian Yoruba-language film actress ,film producer and stage performer. Ronke Odusanya was born on May 3 in Ogun State. Ronke was educated at the St. Benedict Nursery & Primary School and Federal Government Girls College, Akure . She attended the Olabisi Onabanjo University , earning a degree in Mass communication. She began her professional acting career at 16 years old after graduation. She was named “Flakky Idi Dowo” after her role in Fathia Balogun’s movie as “Folake” in 2006. Ronke featured in Oga Bello’s “Kerikeri”. She made her Nollywood debut feature in 2001 Yoruba film, “Baba Ologba”. She has featured in several Nigerian films, including ” Jenifa which she played the role of Becky , Twisted , and A Girl’s Note among others...
¨Acting became my escape route from my life’s tragedies¨ Brenda Wairimu opens up
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¨Acting became my escape route from my life’s tragedies¨ Brenda Wairimu opens up

Kenyan actress, Brenda Wairimu wears many hats which have seen her scale the heights and bag multiple awards but this she achieved after hitting rock bottom. The dashing beauty recently scooped two awards: LIPFF 2019 Best Actress – Kenya and WFA 2020 Best Actress. However, it was through her agonies at the time, that she became so influential in the acting field. Through her Instagram page, the petite star opened up: 'You know how they say artists perform their best, when they are at their worst? These trophies mean a lot to me, its taken almost a decade to get here…and its true, when my personal life was at its worst, my art thrived, it was/is my escape.' Just when her acting career began to take shape, tragedy after another flew in. First, Brenda lost her dad then soo...
Actor Daniel Craig, 52, poses shirtless for GQ for his last ever James Bond Interview
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Actor Daniel Craig, 52, poses shirtless for GQ for his last ever James Bond Interview

James Bond 007 star. Daniel Craig, posed shirtless for the April 2020 edition of GQ magazine calling it his last ever Bond interview for GQ magazine as he prepares to bow out of the movie franchise in the soon to be released 'No Time To Die' James Bond film. The 52-year-old discussed his anxieties over the script, admitted feeling 'physically very low' and confirmed he won't be acting in the franchise again. See more photos below.  
Okada Ban: “Sanwo-Olu Acting Like Someone From Stone Age” – Bode George
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Okada Ban: “Sanwo-Olu Acting Like Someone From Stone Age” – Bode George

Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday came down heavily on Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the restrictions on commercial motorcycles (okada) and tricycles (keke) in some parts of the state. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent, George said while it is true that there is insecurity challenges and a need to address it, placing outright ban on okada and keke is not the proper way to address it but will rather make the situation worse as those affected will resort to criminal activities. While also lamenting the hardships some Lagosians are being subjected to on account of the ban, George, who is the Atona Oodua of Yorubaland said some private citizens who also use motorcycles to tr...
50 year Old man Arrested for allegedly Defiling 9-Year Old Girl in Delta
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50 year Old man Arrested for allegedly Defiling 9-Year Old Girl in Delta

A 50 year old man has been arrested in Ibusa, Delta state for allegedly defiling a 9 year old girl. Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, who effected his arrest, said the man accosted the little girl while she was out on an errand for her parents, took her to an uncompleted building where he allegedly defiled her and then gave her N20 to buy biscuit. Read the full account of what happened as Gwamnishu shared on his Facebook page below; A young girl aged 9 was sexually molested by a 50-year old man who lives in the same street with the victim. The victim went on an errand to fetch water for her parents when the man called her and convinced her to follow him into a vacant apartment. On reaching the said apartment, the man pulled the victim's clothes and also stripped himself nake...
Kannyood Ban Actress Decides Not to Ban Maryam Booth Over Her Leaked Nude Video
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Kannyood Ban Actress Decides Not to Ban Maryam Booth Over Her Leaked Nude Video

According to NewTelegraph, the leadership of the Northern section of the Nigerian movie industry also known as Kannywood says it won’t ban one of its members, Maryam Booth, over her leaked nude video. This resolution was made on Monday, February 10, 2020, by the chairman of Kannywood Guild of Artistes, Alhassan Kwalle. According to him, unlike what happened in the past involving another actress, Maryam Iyana, that led to her ban from the industry, Booth’s case was different as it was deliberately meant to blackmail her. “What happened to this girl everyone knows that the video was mischievously taken to blackmail her, not that she was doing a film or sort. She tried to take action about it immediately but the guy that did it acted as if he had deleted the video and for over th...
Stop Acting Like Opposition Party, Presidency Slams CAN
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Stop Acting Like Opposition Party, Presidency Slams CAN

The Presidency on Friday descended heavily on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), stating it has been acting and reacting more like an Opposition Party on national issues. CAN, in reaction to the beheading of its chairman in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa, Rev Lawan Andimi on Tuesday by Boko Haram insurgents, lampooned the federal government for the growing attacks on Christians in parts of the north. The Christian group castigated President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing the administration of colluding with terrorists to target Christians. Reacting to the accusations, the Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in his debut weekly column titled From The Inside on Friday described CAN’s reactions as divisive and unworthy of a Christian group. Adesina, a Pastor w...
Fate Of Alakada: Mercy Eke Makes Acting Debut With Broda Shaggi, Toyin Abraham
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Fate Of Alakada: Mercy Eke Makes Acting Debut With Broda Shaggi, Toyin Abraham

#BBNaija 2019 winner, Mercy Eke is about to make her screen debut, and this comes four months after she was declared the winner of the 2019 edition of the Big Brother Naija show. The reality TV star made this announcement in an Instagram post today in which she revealed she will be starring in Toyin Abraham’s movie “Fate Of Alakada“. She said: Mad oooo fate of alakada in cinemas from 10th April 2020, you can’t miss this hilarious movie starring @toyin_abraham @brodashaggi @stephaniecoker @swankyjerry and I lambo “Fate of Alakada” is the fourth film in the Alakada franchise, and is set to premiere at the cinemas on April 10. The highly anticipated movie is set to star loads of celebrities like Swanky Jerry, Stephanie Coker, Mabel Makun, Broda Shaggi, Big Brother Naija’s Khloe an...
Acting, truly my first love – Temi Otedola
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Acting, truly my first love – Temi Otedola

Daughter of billionaire Femi Otedola has stated in an interview that acting has been her first love, and she is happy she is finally at a place she loves. Speaking about her first feature and in a major movie -- ''citation'' produced by Kunle Afolayan, Temi said she was actually introduced to the producer/actor and not the other way round, has it has been speculated the actor sort for her. Explaining how fate brought her back to her first love, she said: “I have been watching Mr. Afolayan’s films like forever. From ‘Figurine’ to ‘October 1’, ‘Phone Swap’, and I was actually introduced to him, I told him that from university and through school I have always been into acting and that was my first passion in life and he told me about a script coming out and the lead character is actua...
I Used To Be Shy Of My Body – Curvaceous Actress, Biodun Okeowo Opens Up
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I Used To Be Shy Of My Body – Curvaceous Actress, Biodun Okeowo Opens Up

Actress, Biodun Okeowo, better known as Omoborty, is one actress whose shape announces her even when she is not speaking about herself. However, the fair-skinned voluptuous role interpreter, who has an impressive fan base on Instagram, has said that she was once shy of showing off her body until social media helped boost her confidence. In an interview with Saturday Beats, the actress said, “About six years ago, I used to be shy of my shape. I was always conscious of the way I walked because of my posterior. “At times I had to wear like two tights under anything I was putting on just because I didn’t want my posterior to shake. But the advent of social media boosted my confidence. I started seeing people boldly flaunting their curves. “I also learnt how to work on my shap...
Princess Shyngle Exposes Foreigner Offering Her 25,000 Pounds Per Round  for Sex
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Princess Shyngle Exposes Foreigner Offering Her 25,000 Pounds Per Round for Sex

Ghana-based actress, Princess Shyngle, took to her Instagram page to expose a foreigner who allegedly offered her about £25000 just to get down with her. In her post she revealed that most of the actresses flaunting wealth on social media are being supported by men like this and it is quite unfortunate they come online to brag about what they didn’t get through acting. The actress shared screenshots of offers she receives with the caption; “My DM is super fcuking lit anytime I post a badass picture my DM and emails are under attack by pu**y hunters ready to pay anything to get this Gambian pu**y. “That’s why when I see l these Lying ass actresses claiming success and blessings from acting movie I just laugh my ass out. As in the same men sponsoring your lifestyle are on my DMS ...
Nigeria Acting On Turkey’s Troop Deployment In Libya – FG
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Nigeria Acting On Turkey’s Troop Deployment In Libya – FG

The Federal Government on Monday said it had taken measures to combat any situation that might arise from Turkey’s deployment of troops in Libya. The Ministry of Defence spokesman, Mr Charles Nwodo, disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja, just as the Defence Headquarters said it would deploy soldiers to address Chadian troop withdrawal from Lake Chad. Defence ministry’s spokesman, Nwodo, was asked how government planned to curtail influx of terrorists from Libya , when Turkish troops finally arrived in the North African country. Although Nwodo did not give details of the government plans, he said, “We are proactive and every measure had been taken to combat that situation.” The Turkish President, Tayyip Erdoğan, had on Sunday in an interview with the CNN...
Cristiano Ronaldo Chooses Acting As Retirement Plans
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Cristiano Ronaldo Chooses Acting As Retirement Plans

The Portuguese wants to keep playing for as long as he can, but likes the idea of moving into the movie business after hanging up his boots Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his retirement plans, expressing a desire to challenge himself by starting a new career in acting. Ronaldo is widely revered as one of the finest footballers in history, having earned five Ballon d'Or awards for his individual brilliance during spells at Manchester United and Real Madrid. The 34-year-old has won a whole host of major trophies, including five European Cups and six league titles, while also landing a European Championships winners' medal with Portugal. Ronaldo holds the all-time scoring record for his country and for Madrid, and continues to set new standards of excellen...
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DSS: We Didn’t Arrest Sowore In Court — His Supporters Were Only Acting

The Department of State Services (DSS) says its officers did not arrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, in court, claiming that the journalist’s supporters were only acting an “orchestrated drama”. A statement signed by Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesperson, the state secret police, said there were none of its officers involved in the incidents recorded in the courtroom. “It has become important that the Department of State Services responds to the serial misinformation being circulated in the media about its involvement in the incident that occurred on 6th December, 2019 at the Federal High Court, Abuja,” the statement read. “It is instructive to note that during the court proceeding of the day under reference, Defence Counsel, Femi FALANA (SAN), called th...
I Get a Lot Of Offers From Nollywood – Zari Hassan
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I Get a Lot Of Offers From Nollywood – Zari Hassan

Boss lady Zari Hassan speaks about a couple of offers to have her grace the Nollywood scenes but she feels the cheque hit below her standards. She came out loud to assure fans that she can actually meticulously deliver as an actress, leaving them awe-struck. Up and close with Millard Ayo, the Ugandan socialite suggested that despite having numerous offers on the table, right from individuals to organizations, she just doesn´t feel like they appreciate her worth. According to her, she is multi-talented and people seeking to do business with her had better have that ringing in their minds. Adding that, acting means she will have to leave home and her kids behind, and go scouting in other countries to be able to deliver. Therefore the money has to be pretty convincing. For movi...
“I Chose Acting Because I Can’t Do Olosho” – Funmi Awelewa
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“I Chose Acting Because I Can’t Do Olosho” – Funmi Awelewa

Popular Nigerian actress, Funmi Awelewa reveals she chose acting as a career because she can't do prostitution. The actress, Funmi Awelewa who schooled at University of Ibadan and now has a boyfriend but decided to keep him away from the public revealed she would be getting married soon. Funmi Awelewa talked about her ex-boyfriend saying he had no spec and can have sex with anything.
I will only act semi-nude in Hollywood – Juliet Ibrahim
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I will only act semi-nude in Hollywood – Juliet Ibrahim

For those speculating that Juliet Ibrahim might feature in a nude or semi-nude scene in any African movie Industry, she has shut that down by stating it will only happen if she is given a movie role in Hollywood. Juliet revealed that she has turned down several African movie producers with nude scenes in their script as she sat for an interview on Accra100.5FM’s mid-morning show on August 14. “If I’m called up for a movie in Hollywood and I’m supposed to expose parts of my body and it is going to be done tastefully or even with body doubles because we always have stunt models and body doubles in Hollywood, I would” she said. She added that the movie industry in Ghana doesn’t have the sophistication of Hollywood, “so, usually, I will turn down movies like that”. The mother of on...
Nancy Isime exposes her cleavage as she covers Taylor Live Magazine’s Latest Issue
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Nancy Isime exposes her cleavage as she covers Taylor Live Magazine’s Latest Issue

“BEST of BEAUTY” Nancy E Isime is the cover girl for the latest issue of Taylor Live Magazine. In a quick chat with the magazine, Nancy Isime Talks about Her acting career, how she makes her fashion statement, her journey to becoming a top notch Tv presenter and more. One of the most catching statement she made was, she will never break the bank to look good.      
Acting doesn’t pay my bills – Actress Biodun Okeowo ‘Omobutty’
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Acting doesn’t pay my bills – Actress Biodun Okeowo ‘Omobutty’

Nollywood actress Biodun Okeowo 'Omobutty' in her advice to upcoming acts revealed that acting doesn't pay her bills. The actress stated that there is need for a side business because the money paid for each movie role is usually not enough for most entertainers with huge responsibilities. Advising upcoming actresses to have a legitimate side business, build quality relationships, become serious minded business women and expect less from any man, Biodun Okeowo also admitted that acting only gives recognition, access and in some cases very supportive fans. She wrote; Many times I have been asked if acting is what pays my bills, I'm here to tell you the truth!! It is not. The money most of us collect is not enough to foot all our bills, especially those of us with huge respons...
Court Upholds Suit Seeking Sowore’s Suspension As AAC Chairman
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Court Upholds Suit Seeking Sowore’s Suspension As AAC Chairman

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday upheld a suit seeking to stop the suspended National Chairman, African Action Congress (AAC), Mr Omoyele Sowore, from parading himself as the party’s national chairman. The court, presided over by Justice Inyang Ekwo, gave the judgment on Friday in Abuja. The court also ordered Malcolm Fabiyi to stop parading himself as the AAC’s deputy national chairman. The orders followed an application in a suit instituted on May 17 by the acting National Chairman of the party, Leonard Nzenwa. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the court had granted the orders after an application by the plaintiff, through his Lawyer, Barrister Emeka Ozani. Sowore, who was also the party’s presidential candidate in the last general elections, vowed to ap...
BBNaija 2019: Biggie Gets Infuriated, Blasts Housemates For Breaking Rules
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BBNaija 2019: Biggie Gets Infuriated, Blasts Housemates For Breaking Rules

Big Brother on Thursday night blasted housemates of the 2019 ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ edition of the show for breaking the house rules. Biggie, who was infuriated by the behavior of housemates, accused some of them of speaking different Nigerian dialects in the house. He also stated that the housemates, who were seen acting for the camera, were not being themselves as they have failed to put their egos away. Biggie, who could not hold his anger, gave the housemates a very low mark for their drama presentation, which was their task for the day, while issuing them a stern warning to be serious with activities of the house. He warned them against focusing on the camera and seeking unnecessary attention, adding that ‘if he wanted camera conscious housemates, he would have hired actors. ...
I Will Allow My Husband To Have A Girlfriend After Marriage – Actress, Kudi Drops Bombshell
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I Will Allow My Husband To Have A Girlfriend After Marriage – Actress, Kudi Drops Bombshell

Actress Ogunro Kudirat Morenikeji popularly known as Kudi in Yoruba movies has dropped a bombshell. To her, men are polygamous by nature; so she wouldn’t want to delude herself believing that her future husband will not keep a sidechick somewhere. She gives more reasons in this interview. Tell us briefly about yourself My name is Ogunro Kudirat Morenikeji. I am from Abeokuta, Ogun State but I was born in Mushin, Lagos. I went to Mushin Community High School, Idi-Araba. I’m currently studying at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). When did you come into acting?  I came into acting in 2007. I have always had interest in acting. I had the privilege of meeting actress Iyabo Ojo and I trained at her Future Stars Academy. Now, I have put in about 12 to 13 years in the...
I Disguise To The Cinemas To Get Audience Reaction – Princess Shyngle
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I Disguise To The Cinemas To Get Audience Reaction – Princess Shyngle

Gambia-born, Ghana-based actress, Princess Shyngle says she loves disguising herself to the cinemas to watch the audience just to know their reaction to her acting. Princess Shyngle also shared a short clip she recorded with IK Ogbonna at the cinemas. She wrote: "Every time my movies are in Cinemas I always disguise myself and go to the cinema to watch with the audience without them knowing I’m there just to see how they react to my acting and my scenes and so far it’s been very positive.  I love how I entertain people and make them laugh with my talent. I can’t wait to start film school this summer and perfect my craft  God has been God enjoy this short clip I recorded in the cinema y’all " Watch the video below:   View this post on Instagram...
This is unacceptable’ – Fani-Kayode reacts to Governor Bagudu’s refusal to confirm a christian as Chief Justice
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This is unacceptable’ – Fani-Kayode reacts to Governor Bagudu’s refusal to confirm a christian as Chief Justice

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has described as unacceptable the refusal of Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu to confirm Justice Esther Kataru as the substantive Chief Judge (CJ) of the state on ground that she is a Christian.   Karatu, who is currently the Acting Chief Judge, had written a petition to the National Judicial Council, NJC, over Bagudu’s alleged refusal to confirm her as substantive chief judge of the state.   In the petition, Karatu said politics of religion and her firm belief in justice and fairness were some of the reasons the state governor denied her rights despite the recommendation of NJC.  On January 17, 2019, the Kebbi State House of Assembly also confirmed Karatu as substantive chief judge of the state, but the governor refused...
None Of My Family Members Wanted Me In Acting — Actress Jennifer Obodo Reveals
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None Of My Family Members Wanted Me In Acting — Actress Jennifer Obodo Reveals

Jennifer Obodo is a fast rising Nollywood actress and an established model. A graduate of Mass Communication and Media Technology from Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State, The Imo State-born thespian began her journey into the movie industry after her friend facilitated her first movie role during a movie shoot near her house. In this interview with Newton-Ray Ukwuoma, she also talked about her encounter with ‘fake friends’ in the industry, why she can’t go nude; her challenges among others. Excerpts: How long have you been acting? I will say I started acting full time 3 years ago How did your journey into the movie industry commence? I have always had the passion for acting. I didn’t know where to start from and how to go about it. I started modeling in 2010 afte...
Military Loses N4.8bn Weapons In North-east Since January
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Military Loses N4.8bn Weapons In North-east Since January

The Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Army , which are two active forces in the counter- insurgency war in the North -East, have lost over N 4. 8 bn in weaponry in the region between January and May , 2019 . This sum is obtained from estimates of the crashed NAF Mi – 35 M helicopter , gun trucks , machine guns and other weapons stolen from army bases , according to military sources . On January 2 , the air force’ s Mi -35 M attack helicopter crashed in the North -East while on a Boko Haram interdiction mission , killing five crew members comprising two pilots and three NAF personnel in Damasak , Borno State. According to a document, Mi -35 M orders and deliveries , the crashed helicopter is estimated at over $ 12 million or N 4 .6 bn . The records noted that Nigeria placed a ...
I returned from US to do business, not acting – Ninalowo
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I returned from US to do business, not acting – Ninalowo

Suave actor, Bolanle Ninalowo, has made a name for himself in the industry. However, he told Sunday Scoop that when he returned to Nigeria from his base in the United States some years ago, his intention was to become a businessman. He said, “I actually came back to Nigeria to do business. But I realised that I needed to be someone to reckon with first. So, I put aside my entrepreneurial side and focused on my entertainment career, hoping that when I made it big, I would use my celebrity status to push the business. Even now, I tell people that I am not an actor, but I’m in the business of acting. Success in Nigeria is largely about who you know. Many people have great ideas in this country but if they don’t have solid backing, they would find themselves going nowhere. A lot of peopl...