Archive for April, 2018

Photos:When City People staged befitting party for fuji music star Malaika @ 45th birthday

G67A4135It was excitement on Thursday April 26th 2018 at Othello Victoria Island, Lagos the venue where City People hosts fuji music star, Alhaji Sulaimon Alao Adekunle Malaika 45th birthday.

The publisher City People , Seye Kehinde and  publisher Global Excellence magazine , Mayor Akinpelu were both in attendance to celebrate the rave of the moment.

Other celebrities graced the befitting event.

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Okoroji calls for a new Nigeria driven by creativity, knowledge

 Related imageChairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Africa’s fastest growing copyright collective management organization, has in a public statement to mark the World Intellectual Property Day, 2018, called for a new Nigeria driven by creativity and knowledge.

 In his statement, Chief Okoroji who is one of Africa’s most acclaimed intellectual property activists, said, “Everywhere you go, the ingenuity of the Nigerian people is on display. Our music, movies, literature, fashion, programming and similar products of the creative endeavour are in substantial demand across the world. In the creative industry, Nigeria has significant comparative advantage. We only need a spark to light the fire. It is our belief that If we properly manage this gift the Almighty has given to us, the result will confound the world.

 According to Okoroji, ‘‘As we mark ‘‘World Intellectual Property Day” with the theme ‘‘Powering Change: Women in innovation and creativity’’, we once again ask for a new Nigeria in which the people of wealth and influence are no longer those who have brazenly stolen the people’s patrimony.

 “We ask for a Nigeria driven by knowledge and creativity. We demand a nation where a creative songwriter can depend on his creativity and live well; a good performer does not have to worry about how to feed his family; a talented filmmaker or actor will not be burdened by where his next rent will come from; a gifted author can become a millionaire and does not have to sweat at the thought of his children’s school fees and a fashion designer with unique talent can be celebrated for his or her creativity. We ask for a Nigeria in which a great photographer can be a man of means; an architect does not also have to be a builder to earn commensurate income from his talent; an inventor can live off his invention and a creator of content can thrive from the deployment of his content.

 “We earnestly ask for a Nigeria in which a lecturer is no longer ashamed to say that he teaches for a living. In other words, we demand a nation in which knowledge and creativity are celebrated.

 The former President of PMAN who has recently led demonstrations against institutions and officials of the Federal Government over legal issues bordering on intellectual property, has requested the government to stop hounding those who have committed their lives to the upholding of the laws that further the environment for the growth of intellectual property in Nigeria and to see people like him as patriots and not subversives

 According to Chief Okoroji, the author of Copyright & the New Millionaires, “We request that the energy that has been deployed by officials of the government to subvert and destabilize COSON which despite all odds has been a major Nigerian success story and an example of what is possible in our country, should be deployed in ensuring that other institutions in other areas of intellectual property are improved and strengthened for the good of our nation”.

He gave kudos to Nigerian women in the creative industry whom he said continue to succeed regardless of a very unsupportive environment. Chief Okoroji said that in recognition of the strides made by Nigerian women in the creative industry, COSON recently put three Nigerian women on its board instead of the lone woman that used to be on the board. He said that it is in the same way that of the six heads of departments at COSON, three are women.

Politics: How Oyo Speaker died of Juju attack

Image result for how oyo speaker michael-adeyemo slumps diesThe is a sad period in the ancient city of Ibadan.

Tragedy struck in Oyo State on Friday morning, as the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Right Honourable Michael Adeyemo, dies at age 47.

Rt. Hon. Adeyemo, a lawyer by profession from Lanlate town in Ibarapa zone of Oyo state, lost his wife to the cold hands of death in 2011.

There was a report that the late Speaker slumped and died at his private residence in Ibadan.

The late Speaker was in office at the Oyo State House of Assembly for several hours on Wednesday.

On Friday morning, Assembly members had already converged and about to embark on a journey to where they would perform one of the oversight functions when the sad news came.

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Devil returns to NFF: Supreme Court orders retrial of Giwa and Amaju Pinnick’s case

NFF: Supreme Court orders retrial of Giwa and Amaju PinnickIt has been reported that the Supreme Court of Nigeria has ordered a speedy retrial of the case between NFF President Amaju Pinnick and embattled NFF Factional leader, Chris Giwa, at the Federal High Court Jos.

Delivering the judgment, the Supreme Court held that the Appeal Court which gave judgment in favour of Pinnick after the High Court’s ruling in 2015 which favoured Giwa, did not follow the principles of law in giving its decision. It affirmed that it is only the High Court that can rule on the substantive case.

Giwa is contesting the authenticity of the Pinnick-led Executive of the NFF and has dragged the matter to the apex court having already lost out at the Appeal Court.  It would be recalled that Giwa was elected as NFF President in August 2014 in Abuja, while Pinnick was given same mandate at a separate congress held in Warri, Delta State, on Sept. 30 the same year.

 

Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Zurich, Switzerland later ruled in favour of the Pinnick-led NFF board.  The latest development may truncate Nigeria’s participation at the Russia 2018 World Cup after been drawn in Group D alongside Croatia, Iceland and Argentina because FIFA detest government interference or court cases in football administration.

How Toke Makinwa battle Fibroid

Image result for toke makinwaIt has been revealed how media personality Toke Makinwa survived fibroid.

Findings revealed that she has been battling fibroid for seven years and she recently had surgery to remove it.

She made this known on her vlog and said she finally decided to do something about her situation this year because it was already affecting other organs in her body. So she had surgery – her first ever.

She said:

I’ve been battling with fibroid for about six going to seven years. I think I was diagnosed seven years ago. It’s been one hell of a ride, guys.

So, I finally decided to do something about the situation this year because it was getting to the point where it was beginning to affect me. You know, I was in a lot of pain, I couldn’t sit up properly. It was beginning to push against certain organs inside of me. It was just nasty and a total disaster.

I had to wear undergarments, body magic, or waist cinchers just to make sure I don’t look bloated or pregnant because I didn’t want to have surgery” she said

In her latest vlog, the OAP spoke about her struggle with the ailment, the struggles to get better, which included going to church and fasting and getting back on her feet afterward.

 

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