archiveSeptember 2021

WEEKEND ARENA

There is FFK-Spirit in every Nigerian

After one whole week, FFK has refused to stop trending? Quite unlike Nigeria, where something happens to displace another within a few days, only for everyone to return to probably a trivial one, like the drama in BBN or Tonto Dike, Prince Kpokpogri and their voice notes. Ours is a country of drama, indeed! But FFK’s defection (I choose to call it ‘migration’ sha) to APC has held sway. I see traits of it as rejoinders, news stories, cartoons and the social media is awash with such. It is a...
NEWS

World Tourism Day 2021: Sanwo-Olu, Bello, Onyema, Umar-Farouq for honour in Lagos

by WALE OLAJIDE Ahead of the 2021 World Tourism Day, the 13th Annual Eko Oni Baje Festival has announced the quartet of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos State), Governor Yahaya Bello (Kogi State), Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouq (Minister of Humanitarian Affairs) and Mr. Allen Onyema (Chairman, Air Peace) as the recipients of its prestigious ‘Icons of National Cohesion Award’. With the theme:  Peaceful Coexistence, the Honours committee of the erstwhile cultural fiesta, says the quartet would be honoured for using their offices and activities to cement the ties of national unity amongst...
ARTS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Maria Jijingi: It’s time to Speak Up, if you’re abused

Nollywood actress, Jinjingi By Austin-Fair Nwaulu Crowned Queen of Nollywood, Benue State Chapter and fast rising actress, Maria Jijingi has proved beyond doubts that her sojourn into the make-believe industry is indeed not a fluke. This is because of her towering incursions since she hit the arena a few years ago. Suddenly, she has become one of the of all eyes on choice locations as she wows everybody with her dexterity and fluency at role interpretations, Just like she has waltzed her way into many homes as a shining star...
NEWS

Time 100: See how Prince Harry and Meghan described Okonjo-Iweala

By NGOZI EMEDOLIBE Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance has been named on the list of Time 100 Most Influential People in the world. In an article, Time-style, to introduce the distinguished personalities, Prince Harry and wife Meghan, describe her as a woman who knows how to get things done. The article reads: “What will it take to vaccinate the world? Unity, cooperation—and leaders like Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. “As the first African and first woman to lead the World Trade Organization, a 164-member group of nations that oversees trade across the world,...