Archive for March, 2016

EFCC will list 115 companies that collected money from Dasuki soon

The Federal Government may blacklist some of the 115 companies implicated in the  N116b “curious” contracts in the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA) during the tenure of ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki.

Also, some of the companies may be handed over to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for prosecution for not paying taxes to the Federal Government.

But one of the companies, Image Merchants, which had been covertly managing the media  for security agencies since 2013, faulted the report of the AVM JON Ode’s panel.

It asked President Muhammadu Buhari to be wary of those whose stock in trade is to blackmail and destroy others apparently as a way and means of venting their anger over their past frustration.

Some of the indicted firms may be blacklisted unless they refund some funds meant for some unexpected projects, The Nation revealed.

Thepaper said: “Some of these companies may be blacklisted from getting contracts from Ministries, Departments and Agencies, unless they refund the contract sums illegally credited to them or collected and get clearance from the government.

“There are over 115 companies with issues on contracts in ONSA. Some of these firms risk being denied further transactions with the government and its agencies.

“It is certainly no longer business as usual in the country. The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will not waiver in its fight against corruption.”

Besides being probed further, more than 300 persons and companies by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other Offences Commission (ICPC) and the police, some of the firms may be handed over to the FIRS for alleged tax evasion and other tax infractions.

“Do you know that some of the companies were indicted  by the panel for not remitting taxes to the government? Now, they have to face the penalty, “ a source said.

But one of the companies, Image Merchants, yesterday faulted the panel’s report.

In a statement by Yushau Shuaibu, the company said: “For genuine reasons and concern, our strategic team managed many humiliating and embarrassing reports from leakages, including alleged terrorists’ attacks in the hometowns of top security officers in the current administration.”

“We honoured the invitation to serve our nation out of patriotism and we dutifully provided our services as crisis communicators diligently and professionally.

“While acknowledging the moral support and encouragement from critical stakeholders, we will continue to volunteer, support and render the services responsibly. We would never abandon our clients, partners and friends especially those who are unduly victimised and vilified.”

”Meanwhile we will soon be in the court to clear our name from the unfortunate media trial of indictment that has been used consistently to unjustly rubbish reputations of institutions and individuals without following the rule of law or due process.”

The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu on Thursday  claimed that the ONSA committee had recovered over N7billion from those indicted.

The indicted companies are to refund another N41 billion.

But the investigating agencies, including the EFCC, will determine whether another N75 billion should be recovered from some of the companies.

Shehu said the ONSA Committee had found out that one of the indicted companies, Societe D’Equipment International was overpaid by 7.9 million Euros and $7.09 million.

It noted that many contractors were apparently overpaid. Others were paid upfront, contrary to their contract terms and agreements.

The panel also uncovered evidence of payments to individuals and companies by ONSA without any contractual agreement or evidence of jobs executed.

The committee discovered that some companies failed to fulfill their tax obligations for contracts executed.

Have you heard? Nomoreloss burial arrangements

Muyiwa Adeyemi Oshinuga aka Nomoreloss passed away on the 21st of March 2016 aged 39 years. Friends, fans and well wishers are invited to the Funeral arrangements as listed below;

Service of Songs & Tribute Thursday 7th April 2016 4pm-9pm Koga Studios, 2 Bolaji close Off Kudirat Abiola Way Alausa Ikeja..

Funeral: Friday 8th April 2016 10am Four Square Church Norman Williams Off Keffi Street Ikoyi BURIAL GROUND Ikoyi Cemetery Nomoreloss died after a short battle with a chest infection Nnemonia, he leaves behind his beautiful daughter, Motunrayo Oshinuga. Thank you for your calls & well wishes.

ABOUT NOMORELOSS OLUMIUYIWA OSINUGA aka NOMORELOSS was born in Lagos western Nigeria in the 70’s. He attended A.D.R.A.O . International school for his secondary and primary education in Victoria island which is a high brow area in Lagos Nigeria this played a great part in his appreciation of classical music as well as music of international flavor. He had the privilege of studying the rudiments of music from one of Nigeria’s greatest instrumentalist and jazz saxophonist KUNLE AJAYI. He started out in the world of entertainment as a rapper while in high school and later on switched to master of ceremony at various events. An accomplished stand -up comedian, mc, musical video director as well as a television host.

He is also a producer of both music and television programs. He has directed musical videos for such artists like LEXY DOO, JAGUNLABI, JAH BORNE, CIMION, the gospel sensation FOLAKE UMOSEN and was project coordinator and producer for the video CD for the controversial rapper RUGGED MAN’S THY KINGDOM COME ALBUM. With role models such as EBENEZER OBEY, KING SUNNY ADE, FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI, ORLANDO OWOH, ORLANDO JULIUS, IK DAIRO, KING WASIU AYINDE MARSHAL{KWAM 1}, it is easy to see where and how this music researcher /songwriter/singer draws his inspiration. With a fusion of R&B, pop, jazz, reggae and jazz with an underlying tone of west African high life, his conviction that art must take material from its environment has led him to create a style that is unique in its appeal but most certainly soulful in its delivery which has been labeled….NEW- HIGH-LIFE.

Photos: Mizz Spice marks her birthday as she drops new single

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Photos: Anita ‘Mizz Spice’ Akpojotor marks her birthday as she drops new single. She did the unveiling on 30th March at Firewood Lounge, Sabo, Yaba. See more personalities that made it to the event.

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Tilla , Baseone,Quepeller headline Industry nite today

Are you ready!!! As @Aquilarecordsng soldiers @iambaseone @tilla_official @quepeller shuts down. #IndustryNight tonite 30th March,2016 venue:Spice route,adeola odeku, Victoria island,Lagos. Dont miss this amazing time out.#onireason #eleniyan #wereyreo

LASPOTECH Rector announces Jaiye Kuti, ‘Mr. Kogberegbe’, as Ambassadors

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The Rector of Lagos State Polytechnic, Samuel Sogunro has announced Nollywood Thespian, Jaiye Kuti and an alumnus of the Polytechnic, Olanrewaju Olakanlu of Mr. and Mrs. Kogberegbe television series as Ambassadors of the Polytechnic.  Sogunro made the declaration during a visit by the duo to his office on Thursday to rejoice with him on his birthday celebration.
He commended Olakanlu for reminding his Alma mata and for deeming it fit to give back to the Polytechnic.
Earlier before the visit, winners have emerged in the first edition of the Screenplay writing competition organized by the department of Mass Communication, Lagos State Polytechnic and Creative Village Productions, USA, a media firm owned by Olakanlu.
The students were asked to write a 15-minute television documentary screenplay on the “Sounds of Lagos”.
Eke Victor, who emerged the first winner got the coveted prize of a 10-inch android tab, while the first runner up, Michael Orodare also got a 10-inch android tab and an opportunity to feature in Nollywood Thespian, Jaiye Kuti’s upcoming movie Oro Mi (a true life story). Akindele Rebecca and Sunday Odeleye, who emerged second and third runner-ups respectively also got prizes.
The Director of Creative Village Productions, Olanrewaju Olakanlu, while speaking at the award presentation ceremony held at the Engineering Lecture Theatre Hall of LASPOTECH, said he decided to host the competition to give back to the Polytechnic that impacted him with knowledge.
On why he chose the topic “Sounds of Lagos”, Olakanlu said after looking round, he discovered that no one has done any project on the daily sounds that characterize the city of Lagos. He thanked the students for participating in the competition.
The Special Guest, Princess Adetope Kosoko, a former Registrar of the Polytechnic, in her keynote address, thanked the initiator of the competition for introducing the competition.
Also speaking at the event, popular Yoruba actress, Jaiye Kuti, advised the students not to lose their inner beauty because it is what they have inside of them that will make them stand out.

Bash lures 9ice,Reminisce,Vector, to his concert

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Gongo Aso crooner 9ice, Vectors are some of the talented acts that will be igniting the maiden edition of the D’Good, D’Bash and D’Funny concert in Lagos as spare-headed by comedian Hammed Basheer popularly known as Bash and produced by Bunmi Davies.
According to Bash, the maiden edition of the concert in Lagos is expected to be worth any money used in buying the ticket as it is expected to be the first of its kind of any comedy show. ‘ I am bringing a lot to that event, raw talent will be showcased and there is also a surprise design for the show; I am putting my all in this and I am very sure, it will come out well’. He said.
Also expected to perform at the show includes Reminisce, Adekunle Gold, Olamide, GT Guitarman, Terry-G, Falz, Raw while ribs cracking jokes will be delivered by Bovi, Ali Baba, Klint D Drunk, Okey Bakassi, Seyi Law, Gordon, Koffi, Lolo, Julius Agwu, Akpororo, Yaw, Koffi, Jedi to mention but few.
The event will equally be witnessing special appearances by some of Nollywood finest that includes Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, Odunlade Adekola and Funke Akindele.
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Captainment Africa signs Mizz Spice for multi-million naira

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…releases Voltage

Captainment Africa, an international record label has signed Akpojotor ‘Mizz Spice’ Anita for multi-million naira.

 

Anita, a twenty one years old reggea and dancehall artiste hails from Delta state Nigeria Abraka from the family of six (6) where she happens to be the third. Mizz Spice is a graduate of marketing from Delta state University

She started her career at age 6 in the church where she was among the children choir and a dramatic group and also a social prefect in her secondary school days in Benin city Edo state Nigeria.

Mizz Spice is signed to Captainment Africa, an international record label based in Nigeria and managed by Shetade Images in Nigeria.

She has therefore released her debut single titled Voltage. The song is a dancehall rhythm and produced by DJ Coublon .

 

According to Femi Olomoyoyo, the Chief Executive Officer of the label,”It is a privileged working with Mizz Spice. After our team has done rigorous work in searching for her talent, we are very optimistic that she will go far as far as music industry is concerned.  We implore everyone to support her talents. She has great attitude. Anita will not disappoint music fans worldwide” Femi Olomoyoyo said.

 

 

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