Chimamanda flags off Airtel’s ‘Reading for Leading’ Campaign



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Renowned novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, today, flagged off the Airtel Reading for Leading Campaign. The campaign is aimed at helping underprivileged children in public primary schools and providing them with access to relevant, high-quality text books.
The flagging off ceremony held at the Airtel corporate headquarters in Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, and was attended by children of Airtel’s pilot adopted school, Oremeji Primary School 2, Ajegunle, Lagos.

Speaking at the event, Chimamanda encouraged the children to develop a love for reading, noting that reading will make them better, more rounded and improve their vocabulary as well as oratorical skills.
She particularly advised the kids to read story books and other fictional literature, saying that prose and imaginative narrative play a pivotal role in building, nurturing and developing young minds.

55 Yr Old Yeni Kuti's Fiance Fixes Their Wedding Date For 2036

 

55 year oldYeni Kuti, first daughter of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti got an engagement ring from her architect lover on her last birthday which held weeks ago, The twist now is that the boyfriend has fixed the wedding date on Saturday, May 24th, 2036.

20 years from now.

See what she told Encomium after the cut:

Burna Boy finally enters UK after 15 years ban was lifted


Sometime in 2001, singer Burna Boy was arrested by the police in UK for allegedly being part of a gang and stabbing someone to death. He was tried as a minor and sent to jail. 11 months later, he was released and given two months parole plus community service for ‘good behaviour’.

But he disobeyed authorities and traveled back to Nigeria and signed a record deal. He later travelled back to the UK but was arrested at the airport, deported to Nigeria and barred from the UK for 15 years.

Good thing is all that is over now. Burna Boy touched down in UK yesterday for his birthday concert that is billed for Manchester on July 2nd and London on July 8th. He's so excited...

Wayward Guy who R*ped A Sales Girl to Death in Delta Caught, Mobbed & Burnt (Photos)

 
According to eyewitness report, the notorious guy who allegedly violated a sales girl inside her shop, which led to her death in Ughelli area of Delta State, has been killed by a angry mob. He was apprehended, beaten to death before his body was set ablaze. See the graphic photos...

Meet 21yrs old Winner Deji-Folutile who emerged Covenant University overall best

 

For 2015/2016 academic session, Winner Deji-Folutile, son of Saturday Punch Editor, Olabisi Deji-Folutile, emerged the best graduating student of Covenant University.

A student of Architecture and student council chairman at Covenant University, Deji recorded a CGPA score of 4.974 to win the award. He was duly honoured at CU's convocation ceremony held on Thursday.

Deji has a track record of academic excellence. Read about the brilliant young man below:

 All through, his worst results since he gained admission to the institution few years ago were just two B’s. He's the first students’ union leader to win the award in Covenant University’s 14-year history.

Beautiful Actress Ivie Okujaye Wants Guys You To See This...

Ivie Okujaye is one of my favorite characters in the series - Hotel Majestic, so I'm really happy for her. Her pregnancy has reached the 9th month, her baby is expected to drop anytime. She wrote:

"...Month9!!!! *phew*. It has been nothing short of a God Given Adventure!!!! #GirlChild #FullTerm #Month9 #MummyToBe #DaddyToBe #JesusRocks. Amazing journey so far!!!


...she and her husband are excitedly waiting...

(Photo)AMCON takes over Ben-Bruce's Silverbird Galleria over failure to repay N11b loan



                     

Senator Ben-Murray Bruce 's Silverbird Galleria has been taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria(AMCON) over failure to repay an 11 billion loan.
The popular mini mall belonging to Ben Murray Bruce was repossessed this morning, following a court order. The order allows AMCON to take over three of the politician’s assets – Silverbird Productions Limited, Silverbird Showtime Limited and Silverbird Galleria Limited – due to failure to settle the N11 billion loan.
Ben Murray-Bruce, his brothers, Guy Murray-Bruce, Michael Murray-Bruce, Roy Murray-Bruce and his son Jonathan Murray-Bruce are listed as defendants in a suit over the loan default.
Mr. Murray Bruce and his brothers, using their companies, had between 2005 and 2007 borrowed various sums of money from Union Bank.
After they repeatedly defaulted in paying back, AMCON purchased the loan in 2011 to save the bank from collapsing. AMCON is now seizing the assets as the loans are still unpaid, 5 years later.

The properties include those at 133, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, Plot No 1161 (Silverbird Galleria), the plaza at Central Area Cadastral Zone, Abuja, and the magnificent structure located at Abonnema Wharf Road and Abali Park in Port Harcourt.

Checkout the court papers below


EFCC can prosecute Fayose as sitting governor – Falana



                  
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) can investigate and prosecute the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, even as a sitting governor.The human rights lawyer in a statement on Wednesday said Fayose could not rely on section 308 of the 1999 Constitution to escape criminal act.

He said the immunity clause did not come to play in criminal investigation of a sitting governor or a sitting president.
Falana added that in view of the fact that the effect of section 308 of the 1999 Constitution had been watered down, Fayose could not invoke the immunity clause to shield himself from investigation.”

‘MEN in trouble’ sets to take over the industry


            

Men in trouble is a movie produced and directed by ace producer and director, Paul Omoruyi.

The movie stars a-list actors like Seun Akindele, Mary Uche , Damilola Awosemo , Michelle Omoruyi , Manny Udoh , Gregory Ojefua , Prisca Iwuoha, among others.

It is set to premiere in the cinemas on the 8th of July 2016. This is a movie from the stable of PSI multimedia production, a media outfit that goes out of its way to deliver quality and entertaining contents.



Child Actor Abraham Attah joins the cast of Spiderman ‘Homecoming’





Ghanaian child actor, Abraham Attah, has been a blessing to his family and Africa as a whole since his discovering.

Although many badmouthed the little boy, saying his acting skills wasn’t too special, but that didn’t stop Abraham from persevering for greatness.

The little boy has just been unveiled as a new cast of Spiderman homecoming. We have no doubt that he will do well with his new script.

The young man has shown potential of greatness, with time it only gets better, a star he is, and he will stop at nothing but to register that fact.




Popular Actor Ernest Azuzu returns to Nollywood





Ernest Azuzu is a popular figure in Nollywood whose career spanned quite a number of years in the industry before the sad incident of stroke struck.

The celebrity who is known to be very vocal has once attributed his ill fate to the industry, as he claimed he was afflicted by someone in the industry.

Well, he has recovered fully, even though it left him to a leaping leg, but he is ready to come back and takeover from where he left.

Though many might not know that he is also a gossip artiste, he is ready to entertain fans with new releases as he makes a comeback.

Actress Ruth Kadiri in sultry photos


        


Actress and producer Ruth Kadiri is slaying in new photos she shared..
Another below

INSPIRITAINMENT FEATURES TIMI DAKOLO, NIKKI LAOYE AND FREDDY GEORGE ON THE 25TH OF JUNE 2016


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OJB Jezreel – Sound Sultan, Nikki Laoye, Freeze Pay Tribute to the Late Producer


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Earlier today, news broke that Nigerian Producer OJB Jezreel lost his life to the cold hands of death. As one of the pioneers of music in Nigeria, he produced 2Baba‘s ‘African Queen’ and the entire ‘Grass 2 Grace’ album. He was also responsible fro jumpstarting many musicians’ careers, such as Wizkid, Kidakudz and they have poured out their hearts as a tribute to him.
Here are some of them:

OJB Jezreel – Sound Sultan, Nikki Laoye, Freeze Pay Tribute to the Late Producer


Nikki LAoye- OJB -Jezreel
Earlier today, news broke that Nigerian Producer OJB Jezreel lost his life to the cold hands of death. As one of the pioneers of music in Nigeria, he produced 2Baba‘s ‘African Queen’ and the entire ‘Grass 2 Grace’ album. He was also responsible fro jumpstarting many musicians’ careers, such as Wizkid, Kidakudz and they have poured out their hearts as a tribute to him.
Here are some of them:

Policeman’s wife batters 10-year-old niece over N30(Graphic)


A 38-year-old trader, Mrs. Caroline Akanwa, has been arrested by the Area C Police Command, Lagos State, for allegedly battering her niece, Chioma Uneneme. PUNCH Metro learnt that Akanwa had in 2015 brought the 10-year-old from Okofia, Anambra State, to the Iponri Police Barracks, where she lived with her police husband and two children. The victim was said to have assisted with the house chores, as well as the management of Akanwa’s recharge cards business. Our correspondent was told that the suspect, however, always flogged Uneneme for every offence till her back was marred with sores. On one of such occasions, the victim was said to have been battered for allegedly selling a recharge card of N1,000 for N970. Uneneme’s teacher at St. Paul Primary School, Iponri, who discovered the scars, reportedly took her to a hospital for treatment.The hospital management, however, insisted on a police extract before going ahead with the treatment.

OK! DENRELE SWITCHES IT UP THIS TIME WITH HIS SIGNATURE LOOK IN HIS BIRTHDAY PHOTOS


                     
The media personality who turned 33 today released photos to mark it..Could this mean no more big shoes and crazy hair for him? He looks very cool.
He wrote After the cut

Kunle Afolayan flaunts his car with a customized plate number


                             
The filmmaker is really doing well for himself. He share the pic and wrote "I am a Confirmed CEO!

Nigerian Caught With Drugs and Sentenced To Life In Prison In Tanzania


                    

When will fellow Nigerians stop disgracing us with their quick rich mentality, even in a poor country?

A 36-year-old Nigerian has been sentenced to life imprisonment for drug trafficking. The Moshi High Court ruled last Friday that Joachim Ike was guilty of possessing and trafficking in narcotic drugs.

He was arrested since May 11, 2013, at the Kilimanjaro International Airport with 6,969.38 grams (nearly 7kgs) of heroin with a street value of over Sh300 million.

Judge Benedict Mingwa ruled that the evidence by the prosecution was beyond reasonable doubt.

Mentally-ill lady gives birth on the road


                           
Who are the men sleeping with women in this condition? Nawao! An unidentified lady with mental illness, on Saturday, went into labour along the busy Marian Road in Calabar, Cross River State capital.

The woman, who is about 30 years, was observed to be in labour at about 3.50pm.


An eyewitness, Ofon Umoh, who has a shop around the scene of the incident, said the woman had been a familiar face in the neighbourhood before she got pregnant.

Umoh said, “She was a familiar face around this vicinity, but after a while, we did not see her for some time. She only resurfaced with pregnancy. I think she was raped.

“She returned some days ago and sat on the spot where she gave birth. We noticed that she had become restless since Thursday, but because we were not communicating with her, no one knew it was the labour pain that was disturbing her.

“It was when the baby started coming out that people called the health workers, who came here to assist her. The workers’ swift response also helped in easing the process for her.”

First photos of Buhari in London since he went on 10 day vacation



President Muhammadu Buhari has been pictured for the first time since he left Nigeria on June 6, 2016, for a 10-day vacation and travel to London to rest, as well as see an Ear, Nose And Throat specialist .

He was received today by Justin Welby & Sec Gen of Anglican Communion Worldwide, Most Revd Josiah Idowu Fearon.

Checkout Nobel Igwe's Wedding Invitation Card (photo)


Nobel Igwe and His Boo Chioma will wed this coming Saturday
Congratulations to them

Tiwa Savage and Don Jazzy meet Jay Z (Photos)


                   

I told you guys that Tiwa Savage is set to ink an international deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation. That process has now commenced. She was received by Jay Z himself at his office on Tuesday, accompanied today alongside Don Jazzy to finalize the deal. Check out few more pics...

Jide Kosoko cries out: 'This is the 3rd Wife I've Lost, What Will People Say?'


            

Veteran actor, Prince Jide Kosoko who lost his dear wife, Henrietta, early this week has cried out, confirming media reports that this is was the third wife he is loosing. How sad!

According to Econmuim, during a condolence visit to the actor, in honour of his wife Henrietta Kosoko, 52, who died in the morning of Monday, June 6, the atmosphere was sober.

Prince Kosoko, 62, was distraught. He was being consoled by some actors, but he appeared lost.


Man Kneels Down Openly To Thank God For Surviving This Terrible Accident


           
If you've ever been in a terrible accident like this man and God spared your life, then you will understand. This bus driver pictured above got into a terrible accident on the highway with his vehicle.
The wreckage of the crash is seen right behind him in the photos. Miraculously, he survived the ordeal and came out without a scratch even though the vehicle was a total wreck.


Overwhelmed by his luck, he went down on his knees to give God thanks. This is a miracle!

Muslim Youths stab Christian Man for not fasting; Gov El-Rufai visits him in hospital

 

Some Muslim youths really need to be cautioned...no compulsion in religion! A carpenter, Francis Emmanuel, was attacked in Kakuri area of Kaduna metropolis by some Muslim boys for "not fasting".

The incident which almost claimed the life of Emmanuel happened at Sokoto Road, Kakuri on Tuesday at about 2:30pm and was rushed to the St. Gerald Catholic Hospital for medical treatment.

Emmanuel was badly injured during the incident, sustaining deep machete cuts on parts of his body.

The 41-year old man, who spoke with journalists in severe pains from the attack, said he was taking his lunch when the boys numbering about 6 descended on him on the grounds that he was not fasting.

“I went to buy wood to do some work. When I came back I bought food to eat. As I was eating about six Hausa boys came and asked me whether I am a Muslim or a christian. I did not answer them. They asked why am I not fasting? I told them that I am not a Muslim.

Actor Jide Kosoko's wife, Henrietta dies at age 53

 


Nollywood actress, Henrietta Kosoko, wife of veteran actor, Jide Kosoko is dead. She died on Monday morning.

The Nation reports that Henrietta, who only last week celebrated her 53rd birthday, was said to have  slumped at home and was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Henrietta, until death, was married to veteran actor and former president of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), Kosoko.

A close family source who spoke under the condition of anonymity disclosed that she before her demise, she was battling diabetes for a while, causing her sugar level to fluctuate.

TRAGIC: Ocean sweeps away two beautiful UNILAG students at Elegushi beach (photos)

 


According to Miss Ginika Okolo, these beautiful young ladies were allegedly swept away by the Atlantic Ocean tides at Elegushi beach
What was supposed to be a fun day on the beach has turned out to be sorrow for the families of 24 year old Funmi and Shola, 27, MSc students of International Law and Diplomacy at UNILAG as they were allegedly swept away by the heavy tides of currents on Elegushi beach.

Their friend, who is mourning them alleges there were no lifeguards or emergency rescue teams available, despite the beach being a private one that charged fees before entry.

This is how she described what happened after the cut

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Muhammad Ali Funeral Will Have Worldwide Audience Of Billions Watching His Final Journey



                                      
Muhammad Ali's funeral is set to be one of the biggest events in TV history. His funeral will take place in his home town of Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday with a worldwide audience of billions expected to watch the boxing legend's final journey.

The three-time world heavyweight champion, who had battled Parkinson's disease for 32 years, died in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday evening after being admitted to hospital with a respiratory condition on Monday.

Mercy Johnson Okojie And Her Adorable Family(Photos)




Star Nollywood actress and mother of three, Mercy Johnson Okojie recently had a stunning photoshoot with her family and she took to Instagram to share the new photos with her numerous fans. They all look gorgeous in purple wears. See below