Jayne Augoye

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Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh confirms ‘cracks’ in marriage, ‘moves out with son’

Controversial Nollywood star, Tonto Dikeh, has confirmed the cracks in her 17-month-old marriage in an open letter to a concerned fan on Instagram on Monday. In the lengthy letter, the mother-of-one revealed that she had moved out of the house and taken her son, with her. She also said ever…

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Nigerian novel shortlisted for Kingston University Big Read 2017

Radio Sunrise by Nigerian writer, Anietie Isong, has been shortlisted for the Kingston University Big Read project. The novel is one of the six shortlisted titles to be considered for staff and students to read before the 2017 academic year begins. Following the selection, Mr. Isong who is based in…

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Minjin drops new single, features Timaya

Afro-Pop singer, Adewale Lawanson Junior, better known as Minjin on Monday released yet another major single “Baby Kojo”, featuring Egberipapa 1 of Bayelsa, Timaya. Produced by famous hit maker, Orbeat (Producer of Timaya’s Sanko song), the visuals of the song, which will be directed by Unlimited LA, will be released in…

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How expired malaria drug caused death of West Africa Idol star Eric Arubayi

Fresh details have emerged about the death of the late West Africa Idol star and top Nigerian gospel artiste, Eric Arubayi jnr., who died on Saturday at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara. He was 34 years old. Confirming the demise of the gospel artiste, his brother, Derreck Arubayi,…

James Ibori at the special thanksgiving in warri on Sunday [Photo credit: John Ochuko Jobes/ a staff of Delta State Government House]

“I’m not a thief; I can’t be a thief”, James Ibori says at thanksgiving service

Embattled former Delta State governor, James Ibori, says he was wrongly accused and maligned by those who typecast him as a thief. Mr. Ibori , who recently returned to Nigeria after serving jail term in the United Kingdom for corruption, made the remark at a special thanksgiving held in his…

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Comedian Seyi Law vows to join anti-government protest

Comedian Seyi Law may be the first Nigerian celebrity to publicly declare his intention to participate the One Voice Nigeria protest at National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, on Monday, following Tuface’s last minute withdrawal. The comedian on Sunday said Innocent ‘2baba’ Idibia only cancelled his participation in the protest, and not…

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Maje Ayida hires UK, Nigerian lawyers to sue Toke Makinwa for ‘fabrications’ in her book

Fitness coach, Maje Ayida, has asked his ex-wife, Toke Makinwa, to stop the sale and promotion of her tell-all memoir, On Becoming, which detailed the topsy-turvy relationship between the two. Mr. Ayida made the request via a “letter of demand,” from his lawyers. The letter was allegedly sent last year,…

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Again, film producer, Seun Egbegbe, involved in alleged stealing scandal

Controversial Yoruba film promoter cum producer, Seun Egbegbe, was caught attempting to defraud a bureau de change operator of the sums of $9,000 and £3,000 about N10m on Thursday, police said. The event occurred at the Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos in the early hours of Thursday. Witnesses say Egbegbe…

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Winner emerges in football tournament led by Nigerian celebrity coaches

After 13 weeks of competition, Team Reminisce thrashed Team Juliet Ibrahim to win the third edition of the Fanz Championship Africa, themed the Super Me edition. The star players of the competition were popular indigenous rapper, Reminisce, and Ghanaian star actress, Juliet Ibrahim. Victory came with a cash prize of…

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New web series, Our Best Friend’s Wedding, premiered in Lagos

A new web series titled, “Our Best Friend’s Wedding” has premiered in Lagos. The series is an initiative of an online lifestyle channel, REDTV, in conjunction with The Naked Convos and supported by the United Bank for Africa Plc.
 The series is a romantic comedy drama which tells the story…

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Why I’m leading anti-government protest – 2face

Despite the controversy around his planned anti-government rally, Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2face, has insisted on going ahead with the rally and provided reasons for it. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, the singer said the protest would kick off on Monday from the…

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We will protect 2face-led anti-government protest – Nigeria Police

The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, says the command is aware of a proposed demonstration which popular artiste, 2face Idibia, plans to lead on February 5. Mr. Owoseni said this on Monday while addressing journalists in Lagos. The police chief also paraded the publisher of Biafra Times and nine…

Nollywood Actor Ramsey Nouah

Real reason my wife and I don’t do red carpet — Ramsey Nouah

Getting celebrated Nollywood actor, Ramsey Noauh, to agree to an interview, was a tough call. In between shooting films and his involvement in charity, he has indeed been busy. After a series of convincing, the 46-year-old actor finally gave in. At the Eko Club in Surulere, Lagos, where this interview…

Cobhams Asuquo  set to release new album

Cobhams Asuquo set to release debut album

Acclaimed Nigerian Music producer, Cobhams Asuquo, has announced plans to release his first album as a performing artiste this year. The album entitled 'For You' will be released at an exclusive album launch concert, which will hold in Lagos on March 12. 'For You' is a 14 track album all…

Buchi Emecheta, passes on at 72

Literary icon, Buchi Emecheta, dies at 72

One of Africa’s most celebrated writers, Buchi Emecheta, is dead. The literary icon that has been based in Britain since 1960, died in her sleep on Wednesday in London. She was aged 72. Regarded as Nigeria's best-known woman writer, she is respected for her imaginative and documentary writing about African…

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Fresh controversy trails MMM as top guider, wife reportedly flee to Philippines

Social media is currently awash with reports that top MMM Guider in Nigeria, Chuddy Ugorji, and his wife, Amaka, have fled to the Philippines following the imminent collapse of the Ponzi scheme. Several Nigerian news sites and social media commentators credit the revelation to a NAN report. If Mr. Ugorji…

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Comedian Seyilaw reveals challenges, money spent to have first child

Popular Nigerian comedian, Oluwaseyitan Aletile, aka Seyilaw, is a happy man and the reason is not far-fetched. He recently welcomed his first child, a daughter, with his wife, Ebere, after five years of marriage. Tiwaloluwa was born in October 2016. The couple tied the knot in 2011 and, sadly, in…

2Baba

Recession: 2Face‎ plans to lead nationwide protest

Foremost Nigerian singer, 2Baba, also known as 2Face, has called on Nigerians to join him in a nationwide protest against the Federal Government. According to the artiste, the protest, which will hold on February 5, is a call for good governance and an urgent explanation for the economic downturn nationwide.…

Chidi Uzoma a.k.a Baba De Baba

Comedian, Baba De Baba, under fire over rape skit

Nigerian comedian, Chidi Uzoma a.k.a Baba De Baba, has angered Nigerians online after suggesting that forcefully having sex with a girl who visits a man is not rape. Trouble started when the comedian made a skit about "forcefully sleeping" with a woman who refused his several advances after he had…

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INTERVIEW: Google Nigeria to train 1 million people on digital skills — Country chief

Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor is the Google Country Manager in Nigeria. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, she speaks on Nigeria’s technology space and the opportunities that abound therein for Nigerian entrepreneurs PT: What informed your choice of career early in life and have you always longed to work in the information technology…

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D’Banj releases 5 new videos on CREAM platform

The Kokomaster, D'banj, has released five new videos for the winners of his CREAM initiative on the CREAM platform. The newly released videos are that of Rayce, TK Swag, MKJ, Leke Benson and Legend Courage who are winners in their respective categories. C.R.E.A.M is an acronym for Creative, Reality, Entertainment,…

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Freedom Foundation screens new documentary ‘My Lagos Diaries’

A new real-life documentary series titled, ‘My Lagos Dairies’ has been screened in Lagos. It was put together by Freedom Foundation, a faith based not-for-profit organisation of the House of Freedom. The 13-part documentary series, which tells the heart- wrenching stories of indigent Nigerians trying to survive in Lagos, was…

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Kelly Hansome drops new EP

Now Muzik and Maga Music Group artiste, Orji Obinna Michael, aka Kelly Hansome has dropped a new EP titled 4Play. The songs were released on Wednesday to coincide with the artiste’s birthday. The EP contains 12 tracks, five of which are bonus cuts of previously released singles. On this release,…

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Ali Nuhu, Hafiz Ayetoro, others shine in new Nollywood film, Ojukokoro

A new comedy - crime-heist thriller, Ojukokoro, is set to raise the bar in filmmaking in Nigeria. The gripping movie, written and directed by Dare Olaitan, features an award-winning cast that includes Wale Ojo, Ali Nuhu, Tope Tedela, Somkele Idalama, Linda Ejiofor, Zainab Balogun, Hafiz Oyetoro (Saka) and Seun Ajayi.…

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Veteran Nigerian musician, William Onyeabor, dies at age 70

Veteran Nigerian musician and pioneer of electronic music, William Onyeabor, has died at age 70. He died in his home in Enugu, Nigeria, after a brief illness. A statement released by his record label boss, David Byrne of Luaka Bop on his Facebook page confirmed his death. "It is with…