Some weeks back, Nigerians were all over the social media speculating that Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh would be representing the country at this year’s Big Brother 8 which the actress went on twitter to deny.
Well, it is a clear fact that Kenya will be represented by the vivacious model and socialite Huddah ‘Empress’ Monroe and various nude pictures of hers which has splashed all over the internet is an indication of something to look forward to for avid watchers of the Big Brother episodes.
Share this article
Have Your Say
An explosion has occurred in central Kaduna killing at least 10 people. The blast occurred this afternoon along Isa Kaita road which leads to the popular Murtala Square.
A witness said the explosion is believed to have been targeted at the convoy of a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, who was on his way to the Square. The witness, Hassan Mohammed, revealed that the bomb, concealed in a red Volkswagen golf car parked by the road side, was detonated as the cleric’s convoy drove past.
Sheikh escaped unhurt, the witness said. “As I speak to you now, I can see many bodies on the ground,” Mr. Mohammed said.
The police could not be immediately reached: but the witness said security and emergency officials have arrived at the scene evacuating the victims of the blast.
The blast is the second targeting Mr. Bauchi in Kaduna State. In June, an explosion occurred near his house injuring one person. The Sheikh is a known critic of the extremist Boko Haram sect. It is however not clear whether the group is responsible for the attack.read more
Aristokrat Records rapper, Mojeed releases his latest single “Well Well” featuring his label mate Kamar. The track is produced by Leriq.
‘Well Well’ is the second single off his upcoming mix tape “Westernised West-African” which is scheduled to drop on Monday, July 28th, 2014.
Mojeed signed with Aristokrat Records in 2013.
Download Well Well
After a full year receiving nominations from across Africa, the Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Africa Awards & Summit (TFAAS) has today released the Nominees List for 2014.
The list – of five nominees each – is released for the 10 categories of the awards. “After last year’s process, where only the Young Person of the Year was Africa-wide, for the first time in the 9-year history of The Future Africa Awards, this is the first time that the entire awards have been drawn from across the continent,” said Mohamed Diaby from Abidjan, who is a member of the CWC. “Their profiles are available on www.thefutureafrica.com/awards and then judging process begins immediately with the jury, including the Board of Judges and the Independent Audit Committee”.
The jury has distinguished Africans including Katja Schiller Nwator (Leadership Development and CSR Manager, The Tony Elumelu Foundation), Mahamadou Sy (Founder and Executive Director of the Institut Supérieur de Développement Local (ISDL), Senegal), Wendy Luhabe (Founder, Women’s Private Equity Fund), Tonye Cole (Executive Director, Sahara Group), Ndidi Nwuneli (Founder, LEAP Africa), Mo Abudu (CEO, Ebony Life TV), and Jennah Scott (Director, Liberia Philanthropy Secretariat, Office of the President).
Known as Africa’s biggest youth event, TFAAS evolved from The Future Awards to The Future Africa Awards & Summit this year.
The Consul-General of the United States in Lagos, Nigeria will host the nominees to an invitation-only reception on Thursday 31st July 2014.
The TFAAS Class of 2014
(Nominees are arranged in order of name, age, organisation and country of origin)
The Future Africa Awards Prize in Advocacy & Activism
1. Kennedy Odede, 29
Shining Hope for Communities, Kenya
2. Ola Ojewumi, 23
Sacred Hearts children’s transplant foundation and Project ASCEND, Nigeria
3. Boniface Mwangi, 29
Pawa 254 initiative, Kenya
4. Abdikadir Aden Hassan, 26
Founding member of Garissa Youth Environment Movement, Kenya
5. David Akpan, 28
UCARE Foundation Nigeria
The Future Africa Awards Prize in Agriculture
1. Eric Muthomi, 27
Stawi Foods, Kenya
2. Nomzamo Khoza, 27
Farmer, South Africa
3. Olawale Isiah Ojo, 25
4. Charles Nichols and Samir Ibrahim; 24, 24
5. Nasir Yammama, 24
The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
1. Zakaria Hersi, 25
StartUpSomalia.com & 4Weeks4Life, Somalia
2. Eseoghene Odiete, 24
Hesey Designs, Nigeria
3. Andrew Mupuya, 21
Youth Entrepreneurial Link Investments, Uganda
4. Ally Edha Awadh, 31
Lake Oil Group, Tanzania
5. Ashley Uys, 30
Medical Diagnostech and OculusID, South Africa
The Future Africa Awards Prize in Community Action
1. Jake Okechukwu, 26
Sickle Cell Aid Foundation, Nigeria
2. Emmanuel Olisaeloka Osemeka, 30
Social Welfare Network Initiative, Nigeria
3. Tricia Michaels, 28
Stay In School Initiative, Nigeria
4. Nixon Ochater, 23
Amani Initiative, Uganda
5. David Akpan, 28
UCARE Foundation, Nigeria
The Future Africa Awards Prize in Education
1. Best Aiyorworth, 22
Founder Girls’ Power Micro Lending Organization, Uganda
2. Regina Agyare, 30
Soronko Solutions, Ghana
3. Ogunlana Olumide and Obanor Chukwuwezam; 22, 23
4. Philip Obaji Jr., 28
1 GAME Campaign, Nigeria
5. Adeniyi Oluokun, 28
The Future Africa Awards Prize in Public Service
1. Okwuone Nkechi, 25
Edo State Government, Nigeria
2. Guillermina-Mekuy Mba Obono, 32
Department of Culture and Tourism, Equatorial Guinea
3. Ahmed Salihijo, 30
Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, Nigeria
4. Lukman Jaji, 29
African Union Institute for Education Information Management System, Nigeria
5. Peterson Opio, 28
Australian Aboriginal Development Cooperation, Uganda
The Future Africa Awards Prize in Technology
1. Lorna Rutto, 28
2. Jamilia Abass, Linda Kwamboka, Susan Oguya, – 30, 26, 26
3. Anne Amuzu, 29
Nandimobile Company, Ghana
4. Mark Essien, 31
5. Joshua Okello, 23
The Future Africa Awards Prize in Entertainment
1. Panshak Zamani, 27
Musical Artiste, Nigeria
2. Michael Kwesi Owusu (Sarkodie), 28
Musical Artiste, Ghana
3. Nasibu Abdul Juma (Diamond), 24
Musical Act, Tanzania
4. Ivie okujaye, 28
Actress and producer, Nigeria
5. Yaya Toure, 31
Footballer, Ivory Coast
The Future Africa Awards Prize in Enterprise Support
1. Sanga Moses, 30
2. Bunmi Otegbade, 27
Generation Enterprise and StrategyQ, Nigeria
3. David Oshei, 27
4. Justin Stanford, 30
4Di Group, South Africa
5. Oluwafemi Bankole, 27
The Future Awards Prize for African Young Person of the Year
1. Kayode Disu, 31
2. Joel Mwale, 20
Sky Drop Enterprises and Gigavia.com, Kenya
3. Sangu Delle, 27
4. Alengot Oromait, 22
Member of Parliament, Ugand
5. David Adedeji Adeleke (Davido), 21
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has urged politicians to desist from making statements that were likely to compromise security in the country.
Speaking at a Security Management Workshop organised by the Department of State Security Services in Benin City, the governor said playing politics with sensitive security matters would only encourage the perpetrators to do more.
“Nothing else matters when we are not safe. I also want to advice those of us holding political office that have cause sometimes to make public statement that we must resist the temptation of politicizing security issues. All politicians, whether of the ruling or opposition party, must not join in the madness of politicizing security issues," he said.
“If we do this, we will be encouraging kidnappers and other evil-minded people. We must resist the temptation and trust that the security agencies know what to do. Even where we have information, it is better we share it in private with the security agencies so that all of us can be on the same page,” he said.
Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, suspected mastermind of the Nyanya bomb blast who was recently extradited from Sudan, revealed some shocking statements when undergoing interrogations from security operatives.
Ogwuche declared, he will never beg for forgiveness because he did the right thing by bombing Nyanya Motor Park which led to the death of over 70 people and left 120 injured.
According to him “I don't deny that I am the executioner of the Nyanya bomb incident. I did it in order to draw government's attention to our demands. We want our detained colleagues released and compensation paid to those of our colleagues who were killed by the federal troops during operations. We want Islamic rule in the whole of northern Nigeria. Western education is a sin against Allah. It's time for dialogue between government and Boko Haram leaders for the way out of the deadlock.”
“The government must do something now or the bombing will continue. There is no regretting anything because we are fighting a just cause to liberate our people from western education and religion,”
In addition he said “Federal government has been trying without success to wipe out Boko Haram. They killed our leader, Muhammed Yusuf and hundreds of others yet we still exist. We are a force to be recognized. You ignore us at your own peril. We are particularly pained by the killing of hundreds of our members across the forest in northern part of the country. Although we equally killed federal troops, we will never forgive the federal government for the incessant killings. We are well armed to fight back and we will never surrender.”
Furthermore Ogwuche bragged that Boko Haram is well funded and highly equipped organization with capacity to take over the whole country if it so desires.
“If I am left alone, I will still kill those infidels who have refused to repent of their sins against Allah. This is my mission on earth. My mission is to wipe out infidels from the face of the earth. You call me bomb detonator, and I love that. I am ready to kill again. In fact, I enjoy killing people who are unbelievers; those deceived by western education and disobedient to Allah and his holy Koran.
“I don't care what will happen to me now because if I die, I shall go to heaven for doing god's work. I won't beg anybody for forgiveness but I can assure you that my so called trial will not be an easy exercise. If I like, I plead not guilty in court to make things difficult for the federal government but inside my mind, I know I did the damn thing. It is my word against federal government evidence. I know a little bit about the intricacies of the law through the study of several law books. Nobody can push me around because I am not a fool,” said Ogwuche who was born in the United Kingdom.” He added.
You can only have maximum of 4 featured posts, uncheck checked posts to accommodate more from the featured post page
You can only have maximum of 3 featured videos, uncheck checked videos to give room for more
You can only have maximum of 10 featured posts, uncheck checked posts to accommodate more from the featured post page