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BBNaija’5: Laycon loses, Ebuka dies – Group pledges in Ogun. [Video]

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A fan of Big Brother Naija housemate, Laycon has vowed to annihilate Media personality, Ebuka if he loses on Sunday as the reality show comes to an end.

Laycon is undoubtedly one of the strong contenders for the BBNaija N85 million grand prize after the likes of Erica, Kiddwaya and Ozo left the house.

The reality star fans known as ICONS have taken their campaign to the next level as they hit the streets with huge speakers and vans to campaign for him in Ogun state. In the background, a fan can be heard yelling, ”if Laycon did not win, Ebuka you are dead”

Blaring loud music, the group of young youths could be seen dancing and singing. They have no doubt putting themselves all out to make sure Laycon wins the ultimate prize of the reality show.

Today Friday, September 25, is the final voting day for all top 5 housemates in the BBNaija house, as African’s most popular reality Tv show is coming to an end on Sunday, September 27.

Watch video of their campaign HERE


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Just in: Brighter Grammer Author, Phebean Ogundipe dies at 92.


Co-Author of popular English Language textbook “Brighter Grammar”, Phebean Ajibola Ogundipe has died at the age of 92.

Mrs Phebean Ajibola, popularly known as PA Ogundipe, was a famous author of English Language books and an educationist.


She co-authored the Brighter Grammar series with M. Macaulay and C.E. Eckersley. She also co-authored the New Practical English for Senior Secondary series with P.S. Tregidgo.

PA Ogundipe also wrote other books, including Up-country Girl: A personal journey and truthful portrayal of African culture.

She was born on May 16, 1927, and died early on Friday, March 27, in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America. She was buried on the same Friday she died.


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Late Mrs. Abosede F. Ransome-Kuti buried


Late Mrs. Abosede Folasade Ransome-Kuti, wife of the legendary human rights and pro-democracy activist Dr. Bekololari Ransome-Kuti, who died on 3 December 2019 was buried on Thursday in Lagos, Nigeria.

Abosede Ransome-Kuti laid to rest.

Abosede who was born on the 7th of January 1945 attended Yejide Girls Grammar School, Ibadan, Oyo State and Pitmans College, London.


She was the Chief Executive Officer of Boselli Ventures Limited, Anthony, Lagos until her death.

The burial arrangements started on Thursday 9 January with service of songs at Fountain of Life Church, Lagos, while the lying in state was held on Friday, January 10 at her residence in Anthony Village, Lagos.

Late Mrs. Abosede Folasade Ransome-Kuti


A commendation service was also organised in her honour at the Fountain of Life Church, Lagos after which interment followed.

Her Family and friends then gathered at Grandeur event centre for the reception.


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Africa’s Richest, Dangote to take office space in Big Apple New York


Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, plans to take office space in Big Apple New York to help diversify his investments and avoid the risk of currency fluctuations on his home continent.

According to a Bloomberg report, Dangote will use the base and an existing one in London to become more global after the completion of a $12 billion, 650,000 barrel-a-day refinery currently under construction in Nigeria.

“In Africa, you know we have issues of devaluation, so we want to really preserve some of the family’s wealth,” Dangote told Bloomberg TV’s David Rubenstein Show.

The 62-year-old Nigerian businessman became $4.3 billion richer in 2019 as his fortune continued to grow on the back of investments in cement, flour and sugar. With a net worth of about $15 billion, he is ranked the 95th wealthiest man in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

His conglomerate, Dangote Industries, includes the Lagos-listed Dangote Cement Plc and four other publicly traded companies under the Dangote umbrella that account for more than a fifth of the value of the Nigerian stock exchange.–Bloomberg


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CAF’19: Kanu Nwakwo meets Arsene Wenger


Legendary African footballer and former Arsenal player Kanu Nwankwo was this afternoon pictured with legendary coach and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the sidelines of the CAF Player of the Year Awards holding tonight at Hurghada, Egypt.

Kanu Nwankwo pictured with Arsene Wenger at CAF Awards

Kanu posting on his Twitter account captioned the post; “Kan U guess who i’m happy to see here ? the correct answer is no other than Legendary Arsené Wenger the boss.

Kanu Nwankwo pictured with Arsene Wenger at CAF Awards


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Jan-Dec: Notable People We Lost In 2019. (Checkout)


From Nigerian scholar, Pius Adeyemi to Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison and Zimbabwe strongman Robert Mugabe, here are some of the notable deaths of 2019.

JANUARY
– 10: Emir Of Lafia died of an undisclosed ailment at the age of 84.

– 13: Former South Africa star Philemon ‘Chippa’ Masinga died aged 49 in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer

– 21: Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, 28, was killed when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel.

– 30 Grammy-Winning R&B Singer James Ingram dies at 66; his rise to fame came after he lent his smooth vocals to the songs “Just Once”

FEBRUARY
-11: NFF General Secretary Taiwo Ogunjobi died of a brief illness.

-16: Bruno Ganz, the actor whose role as Hitler inspired countless parodies died in Zurich, he was suffering from cancer. Ganz died aged 77.

-19: Iconic Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld died at 85. Lagerfeld was artistic director at Chanel.

-28: Veteran Musician Andre Previn died at 89.

MARCH
-01: Former Kano Governor, Hamza Abdullahi died in Germany of a brief illness.

-09: Mr Temitope Olatoye, a House Of Reps Member was shot dead in Oyo State.

-10: Nigerian scholar, author and popular columnist/activist, Pius Adesanmi, was among those killed when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed.

APRIL
-o1: Grammy-Nominated US Rapper, Nipsey Hussle was shot dead, he was only 33.

-13: Former Appeal Court President Mamman Nasir died at 90.

MAY
-12: Respected boxing judge turned broadcaster Harold Lederman died of cancer, he was 79.

-13: Hollywood Icon Doris Day died at 97, she had always been in good health till she contracted pneumonia.

-31: The President, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Francis Johnson died of a brief illness.

JUNE
-01: Ex-Arsenal Striker Jose Reyes died in a car crash.

-17: Egypt Ex-President Morsi died after fainting in court.

JULY
-07: Disney Star Cameron Boyce (20) died in his sleep.

-22: Precious Owolabi, a corps member serving with Channels TV died in a clash between Shiites and men of the Nigerian Police Force.

-25: Tunisia’s President Beji Essebsi died at 92, he was severely ill.

-27: Veteran Sports Journalist, Akinloye Oyebanji, died at the age of 62.

AUGUST
-06: Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison died at 88,

-12: DJ Arafat died in a road crash.

-27: First Gambia President, Dawda Jawara died at 95.

SEPTEMBER
-06: Zimbabwe Ex-President Robert Mugabe died aged 95, he died of an undisclosed ailment.

-19: Tunisia’s Ex-President Ben Ali died at 83.

-22: Ex-Ghanaian international Agogo died at 40, he suffered a stroke.

-23: Nigeria’s Chief Trade Negotiator, Ambassador Osakwe passed on. It was undisclosed what the cause of his death was.

-26: Former SGF, Ufot Ekaette (80) died of a brief illness, he was appointed SGF in May 1999 by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo.

-26: Former French President, Jacques Chirac died of an ill-health.

-29: Popular Twitter commentator Stanley Nwabia died following an unsuccessful blood transfusion procedure in Lagos.

OCTOBER
-03: Nigeria’s Olympic Silver Medalist, Isaac Promise died at 31, he is said to have collapsed at his apartment gym in Austin.

-07: Veteran Broadcaster Kunle Olasope died at 82.

-26: Deborah Jibowu died at 95, she was Nigeria’s first female science graduate.

-31: First Lagos Governor, Mobolaji Johnson died at 83. Johnson became governor of Lagos State in May 1967 until he retired from the Nigerian Army in July 1975 during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon (rtd).

NOVEMBER
-11: Former Petroleum Minister, Tam David-West died at 83, he served as Minister of Petroleum and Energy under President Muhammadu Buhari’s military regime.

-15: Nigeria’s Former Minister of Information, Alex Akinyele died at 81, he died of a brief ailment.

DECEMBER
-07: Renowned Pentecostal Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke died aged 79, he was widely known for his gospel missions throughout African countries, including Nigeria and South Africa.

-18: Senator Ben Uwajumogu who was representing Imo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, died at the nation’s capital, he was aged 51.

-31: Dr Muhammadu Adamu Fagengawo, a Reps Member representing Garki/Babura Federal constituency in Jigawa state, died at a hospital in Dubai.

May their families, friends and loved ones find comfort, solace and fortitude to bear the loss.


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Icon – Jaden Smith | Mp3 Download & Lyrics + Remix N.Rs

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American rapper, singer and actor drops new single titled “Icon” and remix with Nicky Jam.

Listen and enjoy!

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You’re on my mind (hahaha)
You’re on my mind
Yeah, yeah, uh-huh, huh-huh-huh-huh
Yeah, yeah, uh-huh, huh-huh-huh
Groove, rock, groove
It’s gettin’ smoky in this room right now
What you call an icon living?
Start a record label, MSFTS just did it, woah
Nylon strings on a Fender, woah
We make it hot in December
About to make a movie independent
Need new trucks, Independent
I need you to listen to the vision
All your verses sound like dirty dishes, that’s gross
I’m about to clean ’em in the kitchen (What?)
And we making money by the minute, finna blow
I’m about to do it way different, that’s godly
I am just a
You are just an icon living, living
Icon, icon, living
You are just an icon living
You are just an icon, icon living
I am not a Mayan, I’m a menace
(I’m a menace)
It’s wild, you can lie like a professor
I don’t got the time to spit a whole lecture (stretcher)
I am here and I’m still flexing
You are just a living
Start a new wave, MSFTS just did it
Be specific, pourin’ champagne in the distance
Sunset and they still remiscing
Last verse was before the award show
Me and Moi dipping in the Porsche, so what?
I ain’t even take it on tour, so what?
Damn, last girl signed the divorce, so what?
Now I’m focused and we ’bout to all blow up
We just tryna make the whole crowd go nuts
Look, we don’t know no one like you
Gold grills and you dance like Michael (like Michael)
No I’s, MSFTS; no typos
Look, wait, we ju’ wanna make you go psycho
Put a hundred thousand dollars in a Bible
I took the game with my eyes closed
Last verse was before the award show
Icon tatted on my torso
Me and Moi dipping in a Porsche, so what?
I ain’t even take it on tour, so what?
Your shit is fire, I’m more so
Young Jaden dyin’ on the floor, so
She broke my heart to the core
I guess we all gotta, grow up
I am just an icon living
Start a record label, MSFTS just did it
Interview cover five minutes (five minutes)
We are too hot in the business
I’m going straight to the top with the crew
We should just chill and maybe take it slow
Before we get up there with nowhere to go
And we can chill and just look at the view
Load a yellow rose into a rifle (rifle)
Me and Harry about to go psycho (go psycho)
Put a hundred thousand in a bible
I got gold teeth, dance like Michael
Man, this nigga on like a lightbulb
Owe it all to Cudi and to Tycho, woah
‘Bout to make a movie independent
Need new trucks, independent
I need you to listen to the vision
All your verses sound like dirty dishes, that’s gross
I’m about to clean them in the kitchen
And we making money by the minute
I’m about to do it way different
You are just an icon living, better know it
This a story for the youth
I am not an icon, you are
I can see the youth marching in the street getting stronger
Every movement like a python
You don’t know what I saw
I am not an icon
Happens when we run out of oil and the soil goes dry
And we can’t turn the lights on?
Huh?
Then who gon’ be our icon?
Not me, it gotta be you
‘Cause if we don’t work together for the better
Then we all just through
I just saw lil’ Jonny tying a nooseWwe could bring our gangs together and buy us a truce
It don’t matter who is who, if you know them from that crew ‘
‘Cause we all lose
If we don’t choose or do someway new,
And the fact is: it all comes back to you
I am not an icon living, man,
I’m just a young kid tryna speak to the children, damn
Illuminati capital for villains, when I walk around town, man
I see all they victims, damn
Send my love to Nujabes and Dilla
I’ma keep speakin’ truth ’til these jokers try to kill us, it’s the plan
I’m the realest if you feel us get up on your feet make a difference
You can talk but they don’t wanna listen
God damn
I am not an icon living, man
Start a record label, MSFTS just did it, so you can
Twenty-five lives, every five minutes
And higher ups know but they never will admit it
God damn
I know too much I seen it in my visions, homie
Nibiru is coming you just wait on the collision
Till then I’ma handle business,
I’m a Calabasas menace but I need you all to step up
‘Cause one day we gon’ be finished, god damn
I am not an icon, you are
This a story for the youth

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Dede reveals secret on how fela was killed in NDLEA custody.

…says he was injected with poisons

Dede Mabiaku, who was Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s protege, has said the late legend died slowly after being injected with a poisonous substance while in NDLEA custody.

In a new interview, Dede said the Teacher No Teach Me Nonsense singer confided in him and in his son Seun Kuti that he had been injected while in NDLEA custody. Afterwards, his health began to deteriorate until he died.

Dede said this while expressing concern for Omoyele Sowore. He said Sowore needs to be taken for urgent medicals after being held in DSS custody to avoid a repeat of what happened to Fela.

Dede also said he is speaking up now because no one refused to reveal the truth about what really led to Fela’s death.

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Here is why I did not appear in Wole soyinka’s award ceremony – Osinbajo said.

…because he was busy with other assignments

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has revealed why he did not attend the Anti-corruption Defender Award of 2019.

In a letter released by Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Osinbajo gave two reasons why he didn’t attend the event which was held in Abuja on Monday.

According to the Vice President, he was absent first because he was a keynote speaker at an international meeting in Abu Dhabi, where he was invited by the government of the United Arab Emirates.

“First is that I am currently in Abu Dhabi for an international meeting under the auspices of the government of the UAE where I am the keynote speaker,” he said.

He further stated that the second reason for his absence is owing to the drama which played out on Friday when operatives of the DSS attempted to arrest Mr. Omoyele Sowore in a High Court in Abuja.

“Second, in view of the developments on Friday in the Sowore case, I think it would be insensitive and inappropriate to attend the ceremony.”

The Vice President appealed to members of the organizing team to accept his heartfelt apologies for not making it to the event.

Professor Osinbajo said he was extremely grateful for the recognition and award of the ‘Integrity Specialty of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism’s Anti-corruption Defender Award of 2019’ to him.

The Vice President noted that he had accepted the award with pride on behalf of the excellent Justice Sector team.

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Dangote, Elumelu and Momoh Gets Honorary Awards..

Nigeria

A total of twenty-six individuals including, business mogul Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman of UBA and philanthropist, Mr Tony Elumelu and the Chairman of Channels Media, Mr John Momoh, are to be honoured with the 2019 national productivity order of merit award.

Addressing journalists ahead of the ceremony on Thursday, November the 28th, the minister of labour and productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, said the award is in recognition of the recipients’ outstanding contributions to national productivity.

Besides the individuals, seven organisations are also among the awardees.

The NPOM Award was instituted by the Federal Government through the Ministry of Labour and Employment to honour deserving Nigerians in recognition of their hard work.

Speaking on the awards, the Minister stated that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved the conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit Award on the recipients in recognition of their high productivity, hard work and excellence.

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