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Selling Smart Phone Pictures: When My Phone Photography Exhibition Abuja Held Recently

The maiden edition of the 'my phone photography exhibition' held on the 23rd of March. The Shehu Musa Yar'adua Centre located in central area, Abuja, played host to this event. It was an atmosphere filled with calmness but you could also hear the joy and excitement in the voices of the over 100 people who came through the exhibition doors. 
The idea of the exhibition was born by one of the exhibitors (Omofuoma Agharite). Haven taken numerous pictures with her phone, she wanted to share those pictures with others and at the same time support a charity organisation. It was then that the idea was born and given to Ivy Events to nurture. After months of planning and execution, a group of exhibitors came together to showcase some of the amazing pictures that they had photographed with only their phones.

Award Received by President Buhari Not From MLK Centre, Abike Dabiri Clarifies - Premium Times

We reported about this controversial award earlier as written by a Nigerian,HERE. This is an update.
The leadership award received by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday did not emanate from the Martin Luther King Centre, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has clarified. The president’s special assistant on diaspora affairs said the Buhari administration did not claim the honour was bestowed by the King Centre, accusing anti-Buhari elements of propagating “fake news”.

Popular Media Personality Chief Amb. Ginika Tor-Williams Joins Race For Federal House Of Representatives

As campaigns for the 2019 election gather momentum, a Popular Media personality and ‎chieftain of All Progressive Congress  (APC) Chief Amb. Ginika Tor Williams has thrown her hat in the Federal House Of Representative ring of Awgu. Aniri, Oji River Federal Constituency, promising functional human oriented projects, intelligent administration, purposeful implementation and compassionate representation.

Ginika has indeed taken the bull by the horn to remedy the ills of the past Federal representatives which have reflected on the living standard of the Oji River constituents. It's no doubt that Adadioranma (Agunwanyi) Of Amoli Kingdom deserves to take this great political step considering her unflinching support to Women and youth as well as her immense contribution to the betterment of the society.

EASTER: Guber Aspirant,Tony Nwulu Doles Out Free MTN Branded Recharge Cards To Pensioners, Less Privileged

In the spirit of the Easter celebration, a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship aspirant in Imo State,  Hon. Tony Nwulu has given out free N100 MTN branded recharge cards to Imo citizens.

According to the federal lawmaker who represents Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives but hails from Eziudo in Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government said the free gifts are for students, pensioners, the less privileged and the physically challenged

The Fake MLK Award Presented to President Buhari - How Abike Dabiri scammed the President [Part 1]

It has become a fact the president is really never aware of the things - good, bad and ugly - that happen around him.
An award arranged by the president's special assistant on Diaspora and a certain Ghana-based African-American, Erika Faye Bennet, who was introduced as Ambassador Erika Bennet in Abuja during the event. Ms. Bennet founded and runs an NGO called the Diaspora African Forum [DAF], where she has given herself the designation Ambassador-at-Large.

Small Doctor, Solidstar, Ambassador Wahala & others to Headline 'Kill Corruption' Concert

As part of efforts to assist EFCC in the Fight against Corruption, Abuja Based Comedian Ambassador Wahala will be having a free concert to support the activities of the EFCC In Nigeria by using music and comedy to preach the Anti-Corruption Message.
The Event will be held Sunday April 1st in Unity Fountain, Maitama, while the Audience will be thrilled by great topnotch Nigeria musicians and Comedians like Small Doctor, Solidstar, Dr Ayuba, Koboko Master and many others.

Abuja Popular Comedian, Stainless Proposes to his Girlfriend

Popular Abuja Based Comedian and MC, Stainless Precious has proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Sandra.
The News Broke on AY Comedian's Facebook Page..
Check out the video HERE and photos below!!!

Abuja Popular Comedian, Chuks Photoshop Himself Into Buhari, Obasanjo, Gowon's Picture

Abuja Popular MC and Radio Presenter, Chuks D General who claims he eats and dines with the General shares another shocking photo.

He took to his Instagram to share the photo below and wrote;

The Other day at the traditional wedding of the Vice President's Daughter..

Nigerians on Instagram quickly reacted to the photo calling it a photoshopped picture.

Meanwhile, the main photo was taken some days ago at the council of state meeting held in Abuja.

ADLI Foundation To Host Project Africa In ABU Zaria

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU Zaria) will on  March 28, 2018 entertain thousands of people including youth and professionals from the public and private sectors in the maiden edition of Project Africa.
With theme, The 2nd Phase of Africa Independence (in honour of the late Sir Ahmadu Bello the only Premier of the Northern Nigeria Region), the programme, which is organized by Africa The Dreamland International Foundation in Partnership with Africa Union, arewa house, African Research and Development Agency (ARADA) would hold at the Assembly Hall, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

IMO GUBER: Nwulu Rolls Out Plans To Better Imo State, Vows To Cut Down Government Expenditure

As the 2019 governorship election in Imo State draws near, a front-line Peoples Democratic Party Governorship Aspirant, Hon. Tony Nwulu has vowed to cut down the cost of government expenditure as part of his holistic plans to salvage Imo State from further ruination. This he said  will free up funds to provide the much needed dividends of democracy to the people if he is elected Governor of the State.

The House of Reps member who hails from Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA of Imo State but shattered ethnic barriers to win Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency seat in Lagos State said his administration would also ensure that security votes of State Governors are also channeled to other critical areas which successive governments had neglected.

MMM Founder Sergey Mavrodi Dies Of Heart Attack

Sergey Mavrodi, the founder of MMM, a world’s largest Ponzi  scheme is  dead.
According to Moskovsky Komsomolets, ​​Moscow based newspaper, Mavrodi  complained of  weakness and pain in the heart  and was hospitalized “Mavrodi was hospitalized in the 67th city hospital. He could not be saved – he died this morning”. Mavrodi became famous for the organization of the largest financial pyramid “MMM”
Nigerians caught up with this Ponzi bug in 2016-2017 but many lost their investments as a result.

Super Eagles To Play Poland and Serbia

Nigeria will play Poland in an International friendly match tomorrow Friday, March 23, 2018. The Super Eagles team has since began training in preparation for this game. They were seen in gym on Tuesday.
The stadium of play will be the Municipal Stadium, Wroclaw in Poland. After this, the Super Eagles will play Serbia on March 27 all in readiness for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Almost all the players to play in these two games are in camp.

Pope Condemns Catholics Who Patronise Prostitutes

From Daily Post Pope Francis, on Monday condemned the use of women across the world for prostitution. He described the situation as “crime against humanity” and asked for forgiveness on behalf of Catholic men who patronize prostitutes.The Christian leader said this while leading the Episcopal Ordination at Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

Nigerian Govt. to Fund Treatment of Additional 50,000 people living with HIV

According to Premium Times
The federal government plans to provide funds for the treatment of an additional 50,000 people living with HIV in Nigeria every year, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said. He said the plan is in line with the government’s commitment to continue to address challenges that constitute barriers to accessing HIV treatment in the country.

Why some 2018 UTME Results were not Released - JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it has not released some results of candidates that sat for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), after considering reports of CCTV footages during the conduct of the examination. In a statement signed by the board’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, he noted that the results of 112,331 and those of visually candidates were yet to be released. CLICK HERE to continue reading

DAPCHI School Girls Taken by BokoHaram, Return

School girls who were taken away by the Bokoharam on February 19, 2018 have returned home

Report reaching TNN is that Five of the 110 girls has died in Boko Haram's custody. It will be recalled that Girls of Government school in Dapchi were whisked Away from their school over a month.
According to Sahara Reporters, the terrorists arrived Dapchi 9 vehicles with the Giels in them the  same way they took them away.

APC in Imo State Divided

The rift in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state has further deepened on Sunday, March 18, when its principal officers in the state, national organizing secretary, Osita Izunaso; senators Ifeanyi Araraume and Benjamin Uwajiumogu stormed out of a meeting. Punch gathered that the closed-door meeting held at Concorde Hotel in Owerri, was still ongoing when the three party chieftains Stormed out midway.

Listen: Why Northern Nigeria has the Highest Number of Children Involved in Child Labour

Statistics from the 2017 data survey showed that Northern Nigeria still has the highest number of children involved in child labour. It has become a growing concern for not just the government but for the entire populace. Hot FM Radio's Chioma Tamunobubelebara took time to find out what could be responsible for this unending problem and possible solution in sight to help end the menace.

Homosexuality Wrecks a Marriage: The Trending Nigerian Divorce Story

The divorce story of a Nigerian lady named Sadiya Lawal is currently trending on Twitter.
Read this heartwrenching story.

For me, it was love at first and Hamisu was the one.
I met my husband when I was a Corper. I was serving in Abuja at the time. It was a beautiful time in my life and I quickly fell in love with the tall handsome charming stranger I met at Dunes Centre. His name was Hamisu Mohammed. It was love at first sight.
I was at the restaurant when he walked towards the aisles. Our eyes met for a moment and that was it. It felt like electricity and my heart was almost beating out of my chest when he smiled and started walking towards me.
I tried to look away but his pull was too magnetic and I found myself smiling back at him.

Participation of Women in Politics and Electoral Process in Nigeria is the Worst in Africa - Business Day

Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, has recorded the worst performance in terms of women participation in politics and electoral processes. According to the Global Gender Gap index data of the World Economic Forum (WEF) analysed by BDSUNDAY, the country was ranked 135th out of 144 countries, scoring 0.052 in 2017, where score 0.00 means imparity and 1.00 means parity.

The index measures the gap between men and women at the highest level of political decision-making through the ratio of women to men in ministerial and parliamentary positions. Based on the data, Nigeria declined to 0.052 in 2017, from 0.097 in 2016, representing a 46.4 percent drop.

BamBam Pregnant for Teddy A in Big Brother Naija House?

So less than 24 hours ago, news of pregnancy as mentioned by BamBam has been reported and we wondered whether the coitus between TeedyA and BamBam few weeks back could have yielded result already and, if they actually had sex without protection at that time. 
Knowing that a condom company is part of the sponsors of the entertainment reality show, we set to work to find out that Teddy A said he and BamBam were not working towards pregnancy even though she begged him not to impregnant him in the house.
She said this because Teddy A hugged her from behind while she was in the kitchen.
The circumstantial lovers are however not interested in hiding their romance.

MFM Coach, Ilechukwu Takes Responsibility for Dismissal from CAF Champions League

The Coach of Mountain of Fire Miracle FC, Fidelis Ilechukwu said he was disappointed with the manner his side was dismissed from the CAF Champions League. He actually said that his best was not good enough to lift the team.

This admittance is commendable we think, but you can CLICK HERE to read the full gist by Vanguard.

Uche Okechukwu Shares How Super Eagles Can Play Better at the World Cup

Ex-super eagles player, Uche Okechukwu granted an exclusive interview to Premium Times on how Nigeria can perform better at the World Cup, and even more. 
We shared below:

Fondly called the ‘Gentle Giant’ in his active days with the Super Eagles, Uche Okechukwu is a name that continues to ring a bell in the Nigeria football circles and beyond. Widely seen as one of the best defenders that has ever donned the green and white jersey of Nigeria, Okechukwu speaks with PREMIUM TIMES on how the Super Eagles can go far at the fast approaching Russia 2018 World Cup. Okechukwu also delves a bit into his private life; opening on his life after football. PT: Nigeria is set for the sixth appearance at the FIFA World Cup, how do see the chances of Nigeria at the Russia 2018 World Cup? Okechukwu: Honestly, I have not had the opportunity to watch this team closely enough to be assertive on what they can do. I only watched one of the qualifiers and it was not for the 90 minutes, but for a team to qual…

Rivers State is Ready to Host the 2018 Grand edition of Niger-Delta Peace Heroes Summit & Awards

The Niger-Delta Peace Heroes Award was created to recognise those who had fought for the relative peace and stability now enjoyed in the Delta region.
According to the Convener; Amb. Chris Odey announces the 2018 edition of the Niger-Delta Peace Heroes Awards is scheduled to hold on Saturday 21 April 2018 in Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt.
He also pointed out that some died for having the courage to challenge the Federal Government to duly give back to the communities where over 80 per cent of the nation’s wealth is generated from. 
According to Odey, the event is expected to have the nine governors of the of the Niger Delta states in attendance adding that the full names of the nominees 2018 awards will be released to the public soon.

Empress Njamah, Beauty Queens Kick Against Rape with Novelty Football Match

The veteran Nollywood actress was pictured amongst other female celebrities and beauty queens who had joined the movement, with the novelty match held in Abuja.
The game had been organised in a bid to create awareness on rape issues as well as the protection of the rights of the #GirlChild.
The Novelty Football Match was organised by Queen of Aso Nigeria.

Corps Members Move Against Drug Abuse in Ogun

Corps members under the aegis of Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, N‎ational Youths Service Corps have called on youths and secondary school students in Odeda local government area of Ogun State to shun drug abuse and abstain from immortal acts considered harmful by societal norms.  ‎ Speaking through comrade Afolabi Ismail, the SDGs' president and Taiwo Ifeoluwa, the corps members made the call while addressing scores of students at Egba Odeda High School along Abeokuta - Ibadan express road in the state, today. They sued for attitudinal change and supports for the group's aggressive campaign against misuse and abuse of drugs, themed: "War Against Drug Abuse." ‎

Man Beats Wife to Stupor over Disappearance of Son Accused of Witchcraft

A 47-years old woman identified as Fayoke Jegede has been hospitalized following injuries she sustained when her husband beat her up recently over the continued disappearance of her son, Oladimeji Emmanuel.
Fayoke was accused by her husband, Adekunle Jegede of shielding her 18- years old son, Oladimeji away from undergoing some traditional rites would cleanse him of the spirit  of witchcraft.
Trouble started when a team of traditional worshippers, led by Oladimeji's father stormed Fayoke's residence and demanded the whereabouts of her son.
Our reporter gathered that the traditional worshippers vowed to drag Oladimeji before their deities for the spiritual cleansing, dead or alive.

Jumia launches its Annual Mobile Report Highlighting the 2017 Main Industry Trends, Ahead of this Year’s Mobile Week

Nigeria’s Mobile Industry Patterns 2017 Jumia launches its Annual Mobile Report highlighting the 2017 main industry trends, ahead of this year’s Mobile Week

A recent report on the Nigerian Mobile Sector by Africa’s leading e-commerce company Jumia, has revealed an 11% increase in the number of Nigerians who visited the Jumia Website via their mobile phones - 79% in 2017 versus 71% in 2016. Meanwhile, those who used their desktop computers or laptops dipped to 18% in 2017 compared with 29% in 2016.

The report also shows that in 2017, 70% of Nigerians preferred the cash on delivery option, compared to 28% & 12% for credit/debit cards and mobile money options respectively. Speaking at the launch of the Mobile Report in Lagos, CEO of Jumia Nigeria Juliet Anammah, described the upward shift from desktop to mobile as a positive development. She attributed the increase in the number of mobile phone users to the multiplicity of affordable smartphones, especially the Asian mobile brands which …

Popular Marriage Counsellor, Pastor Tinu Asegieme Loses Mum at 73

Popular Abuja Marriage and Relationship Counsellor, Tinu Asegieme lost her mum at about 7.30pm on March 12, 2018. This  was first announced by her husband and ministry partner, Pastor Ken Asegieme to their inner house of singles and married.

Goodheart Ekwueme Thanks Nigerians and the World for Celebrating His Father, Late Dr. Alex Ekwueme

Late Dr Alex Ekwueme's illness, death at 85 years old and burial happened, and had Nigerians and the world celebrating the impact of his life on the polity, socio-economic space, the academia and also  especially for his service as Nigeria's first elected Vice president. His son, Apostle Goodheart Ekwueme of the Revival House of Glory RHOGIC, released a video thanking Nigerians and indeed the world for celebrating his father and his family. Watch the touching video below:

Nigerians Lead with 21 Individuals To Make Reputation Poll’s 2018 100 Most Reputable Africans

Martin Amidu, Mensa Otabil, Kofi Annan Make Reputation Poll’s 2018 100 Most Reputable Africans

Leading Global Reputation-Management Consulting Company, Reputation Poll, has released its inaugural list of 100 Most Reputable Africans. The list which features individuals from diverse sectors including: Leadership, Entertainment, Advocacy, Education and Business has representation from 33 African Countries with 55 males and 45 females.

Interview - The Man Behind the Woman on Fire Awards, Nigeria: Spitz Josef Owoicho Wechi Igomu

It is still the season of empowering and celebrating women and we have such an inspiring young man committed fully to celebrating women through his Women on Fire Awards. Over 209 women have been celebrated on this platform and you needed to see the shock we had when we reached for this interview and discovered the founder of this great women brand is a man. A rare one for that matter. Read this eye opening interview by our editor, Jenny Chisom with Mr. Spitz Josef Owoicho Wechi Igomu who is set to celebrate over 100 women living in Abuja:

Tell us who you are and why you are unique. My Name is Spitz Josef Owoicho Wechi Igomu. I hail from Okpokwu Local Govt Area of Benue State. I’m Idoma by tribe. I have 7 siblings, both parents (Chief John Agada Igomu & Magistrate Catherine Idoko) are late. I studied Theatre Arts at the Benue State University, Mkd… I am currently the MD/.CEO of NFOB GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT (Event planning company and organizers of WOF AWARDS)
What about growing up do yo…

2019 Elections: Nigeria Bloggers Flag Off Social Media Campaign #GetInvolved

The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) has embarked on sensitisation campaigns to mobilise Nigerians to register in the on-going Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) ahead of 2019 general elections.
The campaign  tagged  #GetInvolved, is part of strategies adopted by the association to ensure that every eligible voter in the country is mobilised to register in the voter registration.

Nigerians React to Buhari's Visit to Benue: Tweet Opinions

Following the eventual meeting of Nigeria's president to Benue, the location of the New year Herds man massacre of indigenes a lot of Nigerians on Twitter had a lot to say. Going by the tweets from young Nigerians and members of the opposition party PDP showed that no goodwill for President Buhari. The victims of the insurgency were killed and buried without the visit of Mr. President making Nigerians angry when he decided to visit this weekend.
They also seemed more infuriated with Buhari's statement of not being aware of the Inspector General of Police's move to Nassarawa instead of  Benue state within the period of this pain.
Well, these were some Tweets we read:

Nigeria Peace Index to be launched on 30th March

Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP) is pleased to announce that the Nigeria Peace Index (NPI) research project shall be launched on 30th March 2018.

Nigeria Peace Index (NPI) which rates the level of peacefulness in the 36 states of the federation is the product of Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP), the foremost Non-Governmental Organization for peace advocacy, research and conflict transformation.
FPP is an independent and non-partisan organization dedicated towards propagating peace and promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

NFOB Global Gets Set to Host Woman On Fire Abuja Awards Season 1

The organizing body of NFOB Global Entertainment in partnership with Ene Eco and Zeemarite Gallery Int’l brings the WOF AWARDS series to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The prestigious awards celebrate Abuja/Nigerian women who defy all odds to stand out successfully; highlighting the important contribution that women are making in the Nigerian emerging economy. WOF OBJECTIVES include promoting women leadership, celebrating women and their transformative power and to commend women entrepreneurs and professionals who have been successful in their chosen sphere of businesses and careers in the Federal Capital Territory & Nigeria.

Beauty Queen, Wanda Monye Graduates From Benin Film Festival; Shares Cute Photos

Nigerian Ex-beauty queen, has shared the news of her graduation from Benin Film Academy on social media.
Wanda Monye is a Nigerian actress that was crowned Miss Ambassador For Peace Advocate in September, 2016. The beautiful lady shared the pictures of her graduation on Facebook showing she just added a certified actor on her portfolio.

Junior Student Dies of Tramadol Overdose in Abia

Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia The Abia State Commandant of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Mr. Akindele  Akingbade, has disclosed that a Junior Secondary School student in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State, whose identity has yet to be known, reportedly died after he allegedly took 10 tablets of Tramadol. Akingbade stated this on Wednesday in Umuahia while delivering a lecture at a seminar organised by his agency, Office of the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Narcotics and Abia State Drug Abuse Control Committee.
Read the Full gist on PUNCH

Oba of Benin Revokes Curses on Trafficked Persons

The Human trafficking illegal business is a mostly diabolical one. Over the years, victims of trafficking are usually silenced to mention their traffickers due to fear of oaths they make them undertake before their involvement.

All that age long issue that has made investigation hard, has changes the ordeal as the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare 11 revokes all curses placed on trafficked persons by Native doctors in Benin kingdom. He advised victims to reveal who trafficked them abroad to relevant authorities and this was at the Oba Palace yesterday in Benin city.

Energy-Saving Tricycle that Powers Home Appliances by Vivid Vision Debuts at the Science and Tech Expo + Watch Inventor Speak

A look at the inventions of the Vivid Vision group at the Week long Science & Tech Expo organised by the Federal Government of Nigeria in Abuja. The event which took place from 5-9, 2018 at the Eagles square was flagged off by the Minister of Science and Tech, Hon. Ogbonnaya Onu and other government officials. It showcased the best inventors and their works and created a huge market survey for visitors, tourists, investors, government, individuals and enjoyed voluminous Media spread. The market is ripe for these inventions.

One of the major inventors, was Engr. Michael Friday, the CEO of Vivid Vision group who showcased a renewable energy commercial Tricycle, which charges Television set, flood light, Inverter, Standing Fan, as well as a Solar panel unit amongst other inventions. The products are proudly designed, manufactured and assembled in Nigeria.

#IWD2018 African Blogger, Redefines Masculinity To Mark International Women Day

There has been a revamp in the idea of masculinity even on a Women Day, thanks to Male Empowerment Blogger Jenny Chisom. In celebrating Womanhood, Chisom released a digital format of her 12-sets of affirmations for men called “Men Code Redefined” in a downloadable form as her contribution to the theme #PressForProgress for Womens’ Day.
The astute blogger and passionate bloggers-community organiser, Chisom who has been blogging for 9 years started focusing her blog on Male Empowerment in late 2016

African Women Inspire Network (AWIN) Wins at Launch; Unveils Executives and Kickstarts Operations in Africa

A business and mentorship focused women driven organisation African Women Inspire Network (AWIN) has launched Operations in Africa with Nigeria as the headquarters. This organisation was founded by a Nigerian woman, and the convener of African Hair Summit, Mrs. Adanna Enwezor in Nigeria's capital city Abuja.
 Focused on women supporting women and reaching all classes of women, AWIN promises to change the narrative of women not supporting each other and revolutionise what women in concert can achieve in contribution of a better Africa. The event which held on Saturday, March 3, 218 at Nisa Wellness Retreat owned by Mrs. Rabi Wada kicks off the operation of the organisation and will also be planted in all African countries in the coming years. The Nigerian executives were also inducted at the ceremony and the vision, mission and chant for the organised were unveiled.