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Demise of Victor Olaotan, Ifeanyi Dike heart-wrenching, says Nigerian Film Corporation

Olaotan and Dike By Ngozi Emedolibe The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has said that the passage of Victor Olaitan and Ifeanyi Dike, two legendary film stakeholders and actors which occurred within the out gone week has left Nigeria's movie industry in a state of mourning. It will be recalled that, the film industry lost one of Nigeria’s finest screen actors and Nollywood diva Chief Racheal Etabuno Oniga, who was laid to rest, recently. Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, NFC’s Managing Director/Chief Executive, described the deaths as heart wrenching for film industry stakeholders....
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PMB must not fail…this is how

I once told a friend, Sylvester Asoya, a journalist and writer, that if something was not urgently done, the Nigerian state would degenerate to a point where gangs, would be carving out territories to control within the country. We do not need anyone to tell us, we are almost there. The story is rife and the ugly daily incidents in many parts of the country are a clear testament. Nobody wants to count the daily figures as regards deaths from criminal gangs, who have smartly devised ways of getting their...
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2023: The secret plot to foist GEJ as President

Jonathan The stories making the rounds about returning Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to power as the President in 2023 may not be a hoax after all.  A group under the aegis: Youths Earnestly Demand For Goodluck E.Jonathan (YED4GEJ 2023) has asked former President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2023 presidential election, according to a report by Saawua Terzungwe in Daily Trust newspaper  Jonathan lost power to the candidate of the then opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) in the 2015 general election, thus, putting an end to the...
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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...
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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...
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Akachukwu Nwankpo repositions for success

Nze Nwankpo and Chief Chuma Ahead of the Anambra gubernatorial polls slated for November 6, 2021, the political space in the state is receiving quakes from various quarters as High Chief Sullivan Akachukwu Nwankpo continues to seal alliances with political, opinion, religious and community leaders across the state in a bid to sell his ambition. Reliable and independent sources said he is recording unprecedented milestones at this largely due to his unblemished political profile, extensive grassroots support, philanthropy and networking ability, leading to a somewhat unsettling ambience amongst contenders across...
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EFCC: Love-scammer sentenced, socialite arraigned as Oduah’s case is stalled

Oduah The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Monday, February 22, 2021, secured the conviction of one Oluwatoyin Henry before Justice Sherifat Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on one count of obtaining by false pretence. The charge reads: “That you Oluwatoyin Henry sometimes in 2019, at Ogbomosho, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred United States of America Dollars (USD$1,200) from one Betty Mosley, when you falsely...
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Loving to live again…living to love again

First and foremost, I wish to make it crystal clear, that the intention here is not to disparage the personality of Helen Prest-Ajayi. A gorgeous and charming personality, I have always admired her. As a child in the primary school, I used to be attracted to her gorgeous photos in the magazines of that era-Drum, Vintage People, Prime People etc.  The zenith of her persona for me would be the fact that she is not only a beauty queen, but also a writer and lawyer; the type the media would...
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Research: Why lipsticks are harmful to users and kissers

By Ramu B Those luscious and perfectly colored lips are every women’s delight. Lipstick forms the most important part of our makeup and beauty regimen and without the right lip color there is absolutely no appeal left for our face. Let us look at these side effects of lipstick here and understand how can we overcome them or prevent majority of these by just a few changes in the way we apply lipsticks. As there is simply no good substitute for a lipstick conventionally but there definitely are ingredients which...
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