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October 17, 2017 9:31 PM Mary J. Blige graces ‘Essence’ cover, talks new Oscar-buzzing role

Mary J. Blige is on the cover of Essence, and in the accompanying interview, she opened up about her latest role, which is generating Oscar buzz already. In Netflix’s Mudbound, Blige plays the role of Florence Jackson, a mother of four trying to see her family through the dangers of the Mississippi Delta in the middle of the Jim Crow era. Blige said that taking 11

October 17, 2017 6:43 PM ‘I no longer accept kissing roles in movies’ – Majid Michel

Actor Majid Michel has said he will no longer accept movie roles that require him to kiss a fellow actor or actress. The 37-year-old Ghanaian, who is now an evangelist, says he decided to quit displaying excessive affection in his movies because of his commitment to propagating the word of God. He made this known during a radio interview on Bryte FM prior 13

October 17, 2017 6:29 PM LAUTECH lecturers call off strike, resume Monday

Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho will return to their classrooms on Monday for the first time in six months. This followed an announcement on Tuesday by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, calling off the protracted strike action involving the teachers and other workers of the university. The students 17

October 17, 2017 6:22 PM Int’l Day for Poverty Eradication: Obaseki calls for global consensus on strategy

Obaseki made the call on Tuesday on the occasion of the commemoration of the United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed on October 17, each year. He explained that “what causes poverty in some countries is in actual fact, the result or effect of some policies in the developed countries,” arguing “anti-free trade and protectionist policies 14

October 17, 2017 4:02 PM El-Kanemi Warriors Unveil Amakapabo As New Coach

Amakapabo was unveiled by officials of El-Kanemi Warriors on Tuesday.He will be in charge of the Maiduguri-based club for one year. He takes over from former coach Ladan Bosso who spent two seasons with the club. In 2016, Amakapabo led Rangers to their first league title in over 30 years. He was part of the coaching crew of the home-based Super Eagles 13

October 17, 2017 2:16 PM Biafra: Court orders Abaribe, Jewish Priest to produce Kanu or face jail

ABUJA – The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish High Priest, Emmanu El-Shalom Oka BenMadu, and an accountant, Tochukwu Uchendu, to appear before it on November 20 to explain the whereabouts of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. The court maintained the trio who stood 12

October 17, 2017 1:55 PM Senate pushes for free, compulsory education for Nigerians

Nigeria Senate on Tuesday pushed strongly for free and compulsory education for citizens at all levels. In a sponsored motion by Senator Ali Wakili (Bauchi South) drawing the attention of the senate to October 17 which is set aside by the United Nations to commemorate International Day for the eradication of poverty, he said government owed it a duty to educate 14

October 17, 2017 12:49 PM Smoke on Thai beaches, pay $4k or go to jail

Smokers who flout a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand’s most famous tourist beaches will face a 100,000 baht (S$4,095) fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities have said. The ban, which comes into force in November, follows a cleanup of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5km stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket island province. Its introduction 11

October 17, 2017 10:54 AM Man Accused Of Raping 3-Year-Old To Death In Kastina — OsunDefender

A 50-year-old man, Abdullahi Sani, has allegedly raped a three-year-old, Umma Ibrahim, to death in Kastina. The incident, which occurred last week Thursday, took place in Jabiri, Funtua local council. In a statement from the police, signed by their spokesman in the state, DSP Gambo Isah, said Sani, also known as Mai’aya, had lured the girl into an uncompleted 13

October 17, 2017 10:40 AM Court sentences 23-year-old for stealing 32-inch plasma TV in Ibadan

An Iyaganku Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has sentenced one Mathew Adeleke, 23, to three months imprisonment for stealing a 32-inch plasma television. Adeleke who was charged on a three-count-charge was arraigned in Court 12, presided over by Chief Magistrate O. O. Olatunji. After reading the counts to him, Adeleke, who pleaded 15