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The gathering storm in Nigeria…

I said it earlier; and I will say it again: EndSARS is like a gathering storm. The clouds would hover to stimulate darkness and whirlwind, after which thunderbolts would usher in the real rains and possibly floods. October 2020 signaled the hovering clouds and the whirlwinds, the thunderbolts are threatening all over the country at the moment as insecurity. But the good thing is that the real rains can be stopped with Nigerians’ collective will, before everywhere is flooded. Although the EndSARS protests did send some germane messages across to...
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N25m Donation: Amputee hawker in trouble over false claims

Mary Daniels, the amputee ‘pure water’ hawker at Oshodi, Lagos, whose story went viral on social media, eliciting pity and donations from Nigerians to the tune of over N25m may have run into troubled waters. Dependable sources told VERIFIED NEWS that the matter had been reported by the Lagos State Government to the police and that the amputee, Mary Daniels, may be prosecuted if the current investigations on her activities are found to be false. In view of this, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the relevant Ministry to...
WEEKEND ARENA

The worst time to be a Nigerian child…

The Nigerian society as it is today, no doubt, has a lot of ‘avoidable’ challenges for everyone. But the most vulnerable group, if you ask me, is the younger generation of Nigerians. So many ugly and injurious things are unfolding before them. Their generation is inundated with a lot of gloomy details: defilement, child trafficking, unsafe schools, hunger etc.  And the ‘briefcase’, ‘naira-printing economy’ has further deprived most of them of adequate parental care, as many parents are more concerned with their economic fortunes. Many parents work their butts off...
INTERVIEW

Chioma Toplis: Nollywood, marriage and ‘busybodies’

Chioma Toplis For years Chioma Toplis has been A significant part of Nollywood with her signature of excellence emblazoned on some of the great movie productions in the industry. The tempo would however be slowed due to injuries that precipitated series of surgeries on her.  Today, the actress is fit and back to movie sets as she explains in this interview with NGOZI EMEDOLIBE. Excerpts: How would you describe your journey in Nollywood so far after 16 years? This is actually my 17th year in the industry; and I must...
WEEKEND ARENA

Truth: Everyone must not stay married

Prince Emeka Obasi, my boss at National Mirror once said something very instructive about life during one of our numerous editorial meetings. We were in the process of fine-tuning a story idea for the Saturday title, when he, impulsively remarked that a perfect life was a mirage in reality. According to him, life was designed in a way everyone cannot be rich, must not be married, will not give birth, and cannot have top-notch health. Life was a bouquet of realities and the best anyone can do is to design...
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Research: Here’s what lack of sex does to women

By Gigi Engle We can all agree sex is great. But we all go through sexual dry spells that leave us grouchy, irritated, and indifferent. My longest period of celibacy since losing my virginity happened during the summer of 2012. I fell prey to an unfortunate haircut that left me looking ridiculously similar to Rachel from Friends (note to self: no trims at Supercuts... ). Needless to say, there was no dick during that sad, sad summer. I mean, maybe it was more than just the haircut, but there is...
ARTS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

ZUMA Film Festival 2021 accepting entries, adopts ‘Show The Money’ as theme

By NGOZI EMEDOLIBE The Nigerian Film Corporation has announced the date for the 12th edition of ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF), which it says will hold from December 1 to 7, 2021 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.  Submission of entries, NFC also says will be opened to interested filmmakers from Nigeria and around the world starting April 2, 2021 and will end on October 30, 2021. The theme for this year’s edition of ZUFF, Nigeria’s foremost film festival, is: “SHOW THE MONEY”, and will focus on highlighting the great investment opportunities...
WEEKEND ARENA

Anger + Bigotry = Danladi Umar

To ‘blow’ in the Nigerian entertainment industry means to arrive at the podium of stardom. It is a clear testament that every dog has its day and when its day comes, ‘blowing’ becomes inevitable. As you know, there is no straight formula to ‘blow’, and there is no timetable for it. It does not abide by any mathematical rule, where one plus one must be two. It comes when it is destined to come and could be triggered by the most mundane of things. If you remember Little Success from...
NEWS

NIROH condemns attack on Soludo, urges Obiano, Police to ensure security ahead of elections

L-R: Okoye, Obiano and Soludo The President General of Ndigbo Royal Heritage, NIROH Worldwide, Dr. Paul Okoye has bemoaned the rising insecurity in Anambra State, which culminated yesterday in an attack on the former Governor of the Central Bank, Prof. Charles Soludo, who is one of the frontrunners in the November 2021 governorship polls in the state. Describing the incident with the most despicable words, Okoye, also enjoined Governor Willie Obiano and the various Police Authorities in the state to do all within their powers to restore the security that...
NEWS

Eye Witness Account: Ebonyi Massacre perpetrators dressed like soldiers, targeted only men

Uneasy calm still hangs in the air around Enugu-Ebonyi axis were gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen targeted villagers in a massacre that left no fewer than 30 people dead. Independent investigations carried out by VERIFIED NEWS NG reporters put the figure of dead people at 34, although the authorities are claiming 22. An eye witness, who spoke to one of our reporters, said that contrary to reports that the incident happened at Eha Amufu, a town in Enugu State harbouring the Federal College of Education, the killings took place...
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