archiveJuly 2021

NEWS

‘The Principles of Plea’: Ajagba enriches legal education with new book

Barrister Ajagba By Austin Fair Nwaulu The emergence of successive administrations especially the present one has brought in its wake different procedures and coinages hitherto underplayed in criminal litigations. And almost on daily basis these new introductions are gaining a lot of momentum as they become a sing song sort of. ‘’Plea Bargain’’ which has become synonymous with the formidable state agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , is one of them and became famous when corrupt suspects or convicts were said to engage in an agreement which allows...
ARTS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Ifeoma Arinze: Recreating Oprah Winfrey’s ideals in African TV industry

Ifeoma Arinze and Oprah Winfrey American talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey has used her TV show to shape opinions and influence characters. That is similar to what Ifeoma Arinze is doing. In an era when role models are becoming hard to find owing to a growing culture of misplaced values in the society, TV broadcaster and talk-show host, Ifeoma Arinze passionately believes this is the best time to initiate a fervent search for individuals that can inspire the youths and adults alike. That is basically the story behind her TV...
ARTS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

9 Nigerian beneficiaries announced for German DAAD scholarship

Dr Maduekwe, MD, NFC Nine (9) Nigerian students undergoing Master’s Degree program in Film Culture and Archival Studies at the National Film Institute (NFI) have been selected to benefit from the 2021 foreign scholarship scheme of DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) known as the German Academic Exchange Service. The scholarship for the 2021 academic session of the two year master’s degree programme covers mobility cost, monthly residency grant, German language studies grant, living cost and tuition fees. The scholarship is in two categories, foreign and domestic component. Beneficiaries were selected after...
WEEKEND ARENA

Nigerians should ‘cut soap’ for politicians

A question darted across my mind the other day: Is it proper for a legally married couple to smooch inside the church? Typically, there are many reasons to justify or condemn the scenario above. One would turn to a ‘wanderer’, trying to ‘wonder’ it, according to Femi Kuti. Rationalising it would always leave one in a quagmire. That is pretty the same way our leaders leave us with their decisions and policies. They proffer solutions that often leave the people worse. As one of those who ardently believe that urgent...
ARTS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

N20m for grabs as celebs compete in 2021 Nigerian Social Media Awards

L-R: Tiwa Savage, Kelechi Iheanacho,, Genevieve Nnaji By Oriaku Ijele Nigerian Social media space is bustling with activities, as top Nigerian celebrities drawn from music, movies and football sectors lock horns in an online engagement contest hosted by the Nigerian Social Media Awards, whose grand finale is slated for December 11, 2021 at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Celebrities competing in the ‘Naija Game of Thrones’ category are: 2Baba, Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wiz Kid, Olamide, Don Jazzy and Genevieve Nnaji, while Phyno, Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho,...
NEWS

How Obiano, Wike, Ngige plotted Nnamdi Kanu’s abduction—IPOB

L-R Obiano, Ngige, Wike By Tosin Adams The Indigenous People of Biafra has stated that Governors Nyesom Wike and Willie Obiano of Rivers and Anambra states respectively allegedly bankrolled the abduction and repatriation of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. According to the statement made available by the IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, on Thursday, the two governors willingly offered to aid the Nigerian government in capturing the Biafra secessionist leader, to protect their political interests. The statement further revealed that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige and an Igbo...
WEEKEND ARENA

Nigeria’s art of romanticising lies, deceit and injustice

For the umpteenth time, another grievous warning has come to the people of Nigeria and the government that serious danger is ahead, if urgent steps are not taken to address certain issues in the polity. Earlier in the week, the British Government, one of the great allies of the county, added its voice to the situation. But as usual, the politicians, especially those on the dining table as holding political power portends in Nigeria, are dismissing their warnings as a prophecy of doom. Like they usually believe, the country would...
NEWS

After exiting Euro 2020, Ronaldo opens N84K-a-night hotel in New York…Check out its interior

Pestana CR7 Hotel, New York By Oriaku Ijele Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has launched his latest hotel in New York’s Times Square to add to his collection, according to a report by Gary Stonehouse for Sun newspaper of London. The legendary Portuguese forward, 36, has already opened complexes in his Madeira homeland, Lisbon and last month in Madrid. Announcing his first one outside of Europe, he wrote: “Book now and discover the coolest new hotel in the best location in town.” Lobby The N83K-a-night hotel, which offers discounts for Pestana guest...
ARTS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Police in manhunt for Umuahia socialite over alleged abduction of Nollywood actress

Chioma Toplis By Tosin Adams Barely three weeks after Nollywood actress, Chioma Toplis was ‘abducted’ in a commando style by some men dressed as security agents at her Lagos-based fashion house, new twists are coming out of the matter. The Nigeria Police high command in Abuja has waded into the matter having realized that the security officers, who stormed Lagos for the action, were on an illegal mission from Umuahia, Abia State, under the instruction of Chief James Akwukwaegbu, fondly called Oga Bawas in the Umuahia social circles. Credible sources...
ARTS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

National Film Institute: Application opens for Film Culture & Archival Studies Master’s programme

Call for applications from qualified candidates for admission into the 2020/2021 academic session of the master’s degree programme in Film Culture & Archival Studies being run by the University of Jos and the National Film Institute, Jos in collaboration with its German Institutions has commenced. Interested and qualified applicants for the post graduate programme are to visit:  https://portal.unijos.edu/Account/AdmissionRegistration?programme=Masters and complete the application process. Among others, applicants must have valid and active email accounts which will be used in communication between the institution and the candidates. Part of the processes also...
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