Sunday, 22 January 2017

Children don’t need phones with Internet — Teco Benson

Talented Nollywood
film director and producer,
Mr. Teco Benson,
shares his fatherhood
experience with
GBENGA ADENIJI
How would you define fatherhood?
Fatherhood for me is a higher call of responsibility. It involves a lot of mentoring; a lot of hard work because every father wants the best for his children.
What has been your greatest challenge as a father? 
Sometimes as a father, there are things one wishes to do for one’s children. But because the financial resources are not there, one has to make do with what one has. Also, the society is a problem. There is a way that would lead to a better tomorrow for the children and one makes all the efforts to set them on that path. But the kind of system that we have in the neighbourhood, school, etc, are not helping matters.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Stop harassing Mrs. Jonathan, N-Delta youths warn EFCC, police

Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations has warned Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Nigerian Police Force to stop the harassment on the former Nigerian first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan.
The youths of Ijaw Nation Worldwide who protested yesterday in Port Harcourt described ongoing probe of Mrs. Jonathan as political witch-hunt.

Friday, 13 January 2017

How I took Osun Varsity girl to herbalist for N10,000

A herbalist, simply identified as Jelili, and a commercial driver, Elijah Oyebode, are helping the Department of State Services, DSS, Osun State Command, on what led to the alleged kidnapping and killing of a 400 Level student of Osun State University, Osogbo, Adebisi Rofiat Damilola.
It would be recalled that Rofiat, who left Ipetu-Ijesa for Osogbo on December 22, 2016 got missing along the way and her corpse was later found on the roadside along Ikirun/Iragbiji road few days after.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

CAN, PFN hail Obazee’s removal, want controversial code discarded

THE Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to completely discard the controversial corporate governance code of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, warning against any attempt to weaken the church of God in the country.

Reacting to the measures taken so far by the government on the implementation of the code that had stirred up controversies in the country, General Secretary of CAN, Rev. Musa Asake, hailed the removal of FRCN Executive Secretary, Mr. Jim Obazee. Asake, who spoke to newsmen in Abuja, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for quickly reacting to the matter before it degenerated, said: “The sack of Jim is good riddance to bad rubbish. Anybody that wants to fight the church will find himself where he does not want.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Olubadan sacks Baale, intervenes in traders’ dispute

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, said on Tuesday that he would soon set up a committee to look into the crisis rocking the Ibadan Market Traders Association under the leadership of Iyaloja of Ibadan land, Chief Labake Lawal.


The Olubadan also announced the removal of the Baale Oloode in Oluyole council area of Oyo State, Lukman Alao, replacing him with Chief Odeyemi Olayiwola.

Lagos trader tortures nine-year-old boy for stealing

The police have arrested a woman, identified only as Bassey, for allegedly inserting a stick of broom dipped in pepper into the private parts of a nine-year-old boy, identified as Promise, in the Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State.


PUNCH Metro learnt that Bassey had accused the victim, who was her nephew, of stealing N2,000.
Forcing him to confess to the crime, the mother of four allegedly resorted to the extreme measure.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Ex-first ladies spent £32,000 as landing fees –Aisha Buhari

Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the wife of the President Muhammadu Buhari, said on Sunday that £32,000 was spent in the past by the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom as landing fees for private jets of former First Ladies.
He said the money spent on the lounge when she visited the UK was a far cry from what was obtainable during the past administrations.
Mrs. Buhari said this in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Adebisi Olumide-Ajayi.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Fire destroys property at Balogun market in Lagos

A seven-storey building known as Brazas Plaza, located at the Balogun market extension in Lagos Island, was on Saturday gutted by fire, destroying goods, valuables and cash worth several millions of Naira.
The incident resulted in gridlock in most parts of the Island, as a large number of traders and passersby besieged the vicinity, to catch a glimpse of the inferno.

When I saw Funke, it was love at first sight – JJC Skillz

Singer, producer and video director, AbdulRasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, talks about his career and marriage to popular actress and producer, Funke Akindele-Bello.


When was the first time you knew you wanted to do music?
I think I have always wanted to do music from when I was a young boy. I used to have an area group in Kano, and we used to do Apala music from door-to-door. I actually thought I was going to become a Fuji star.

My first wife left me, says Yemi Solade

There is no gainsaying the fact that actor, Yemi Solade, has a beautiful wife. His better half used to be an actress known as Hannah Marsh, and a lot has been written about their union. However, many do not know how the affair actually kick started, but Yemi revealed that much recently on a television show.


When asked to recount how he met his wife, he said, “My wife actually toasted me. I had previously been married, but my first wife left me and went abroad. I met my current wife on the set of Wale Adenuga’s Super Story.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

90-year-old Queen Elizabeth misses second church service with heavy cold

Queen Elizabeth II will not attend a New Year’s Day church service because of a lingering “heavy cold” that also forced her to stay at home on Christmas Day, Buckingham Palace said Sunday.
The 90-year-old monarch, who is the supreme governor of the Church of England, will not join other members of the royal family as they attend church in Sandringham in Norfolk, eastern England.