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MAMA 2016: Yemi Alade wins Best Female Act

Effyzzie Music Group sensational singer, Yemi Alade, has won the highly coveted best Female Act Awards at the 2016 MAMA Awards. The award-winning act went head on against Supreme Mavin Dynasty (SMD) songstress, Tiwa Savage, and other African talents like Josey (Ivory Coast), Mz Vee (Ghana) and Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania).…

PHOTO SPEAKS: Ooni of Ife, Sultan, others grace coronation of Oba of Benin

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Ice Prince unveils artwork for “Jos to the World (#J2TW)” album

Nigerian Hip Hop artiste, Panshak Zamani, better known by his stage name, Ice Prince, has officially unveiled the cover art to his highly anticipated album “Jos To The World”. The Chocolate City affiliated rapper who recently floated his own label “Super Cool Cat” came into lime-light after releasing his groundbreaking…

ClassiQ apologises for ‘romantic’ music video featuring Rahama Sadau

Following the controversy that surrounded the release of his music video “I Love You”, rapper, ClassiQ, has sent out an apology letter to the public. The video, which was criticised by some in Nigeria’s conservative north as being immoral, led to the suspension of Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau. Sadau played…

Nigeria’s banking industry strong, sound — NDIC Report

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) on Tuesday said the nation’s banking industry remained strong and sound. The NDIC made this known in its 2015 Annual Report which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. The document said the banking industry’s total assets grew marginally by…

Monkey causes countrywide power outage in Kenya

A monkey has caused a countrywide power outage in the Kenya, a spokesperson of national electricity provider KenGen said Wednesday. The monkey jumped onto the roof of the Gitaru power station in the capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday, fell onto a transformer and tripped it, said spokeswoman Zebby Sambu. ``The resulting…

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Sacked Jos electricity workers won’t be recalled – MD

Workers of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC), who were sacked recently, will not be re-engaged in spite of clamour by the workers' union, JEDC Managing Director, Gidado Modibbo, has declared. ``We did not engage in a mass sack of workers as is being alleged by the union; we only…

Nokia plans to slash 1,300 jobs in Finland

Nokia is planning to cut about 1,300 jobs in its native Finland, following its acquisition of France's Alcatel-Lucent, the telecom network equipment maker said in a statement on Wednesday. A spokesman of the company declined to give further information on how many positions Nokia was planning to cut in other…

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Rivers Election War: INEC suspends announcement of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended announcement of results of Saturday's re-run elections in Rivers State. In a statement Sunday, the commission's Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said the "elections witnessed the disruption of the process, including the barricading of some of the INEC Local Government…

Sound Sultan set to release 7th album

Award​-​winning Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and recording artiste, Sound Sultan, has announced the release date for his new album, ​"​Out Of The Box​"​ #OOTB. The album​,​ which was supposed to ​be released in 2015, will drop June 1, a source from Naija Ninja confirmed. This is his ​seventh​ album and…

Osinbajo, Itse Sagay, others for symposium on funding, sustaining anti-corruption fight in Nigeria

A non governmental organization known as the Convention on Business Integrity and the Integrity Organization will on Thursday hold a symposium intended to spark debate on how to effectively fund and sustain anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria. The event will hold at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja,…

PHOTO NEWS: The road crash that killed Minister James Ocholi, wife, son

Tragedy struck Sunday in Nigeria with the country's Minister of Labour and Productivity, James Ocholi dying in a road crash while returning to Abuja from a private family visit to Kaduna. The minister's wife and son also died in the accident that occurred along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway, throwing Nigeria into…

NCAA lifts suspension on Bristow’s Sikorsky S-76 helicopters

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the temporary suspension on the operation of the Bristow Helicopter Sirkorsky S-76 aircrafts in the country. This is contained in a statement signed by its External Communications Manager, Julie King. The NCAA had on Feb. 4 suspended Bristow Helicopter’s Sikorsky S-76C from…

Cynthia Morgan wades into Psquare, Jude Okoye’s feud

Northside Entertainment act and Nigerian dancehall sensation, Cynthia Morgan, has penned down an emotional letter to the Okoye brothers, Jude and power duo, Psquare (Peter and Paul). The controversial act who is signed to Jude Okoye’s label, Northside Entertainment, has expressed her dismay over the recent feud between the brothers,…

Nigerian Rapper, Ruggedman, lands N50 million endorsement deal

Veteran Nigerian rapper and CEO of Rugged Records, Rugged Man (Michael Stephens), has landed an endorsement deal with a real estate company, Numatville Megacity. The deal will see the rapper go home with a plot of land worth N50 million. The endorsement is an initiative of Akin Olowookere, former Board…

5 reasons many upcoming Nigerian artistes fail

The Nigerian music industry has without any doubt grown beyond our expectations. The growth has not only been felt in the quality of music but monetarily also. These successes have served as a catalyst for people, especially teenagers to join the industry. A couple of years ago, parents frowned at…

PREMIUM TIMES REVIEW: Four must-watch matches this weekend

Liverpool vs. West Ham @Anfield @14:000 on Jan.30 Liverpool have not scored against the Hammers this season and the stat reads dismally - played two, scored none, conceded five. But this is something Jurgen Klopp will want to redress in Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round tie at Anfield. The Euphoria…