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The Executive Head of Content at MultiChoice, Busola Tejumola, on Tuesday disclosed that the eighth edition of the Nigerian Idol would begin April 23 and run till July 16, 2023. Tejumola, who disclosed to newsmen in Lagos, said the live performances for the show would run from May 28. According to Tejumola, the winner of […]

Former Chief of General Staff in the Sani Abacha years, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) is dead. The former governor of Ogun state, who was also a lawyer, died in the early hours of Sunday 26th March 2023, at age 78. A statement signed by one of his children, Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on […]

Veteran Nigerian actor, Ojo Arowosafe, popularly known as Fadeyi Oloro, is dead. The Ekiti-born actor, who rose to prominence during the 80s and late 90s for his trademarked herbalist character, died on Tuesday afternoon after a long battle with kidney-related ailments, among other things. He was aged 66. Arowosafe, who played Fadeyi Oloro in a […]

The European Union Election Observation Mission to Nigeria (EU EOM) declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lacks transparency in the 2023 presidential election. The EU noted that voters’ earlier trust and confidence in INEC before the election decreased due to the manipulation of results alleged by voters. The report also noted that the […]

Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of THEWILL Newspaper and Downtown Magazine, Prince Austyn Ogannah, has lost his aged mother, Ezinne Princess Roseline Obiajulu Oganah (née Uzomah). A statement issued on Tuesday by the management of THEWILL,  said Princess Oganah transited peacefully at her Agbara residence on Monday, at the age of 83.  “The Oganah family of Ogbe-Obi, Onicha-Ugbo Kingdom in Delta State, […]

Popular South African rapper, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes better known as AKA, has been shot and killed along with another man in a shooting at a popular night spot on Durban’s Florida Road on Friday night. According to a first responder at the scene, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Forbes was shot while standing on […]

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Temilade Openiyi, has won her first Grammy Award for her feature in the 2022 hit song by Future, ’Wait for U’. Tems bagged the Best Melodic Rap Performance award alongside Future and Drake on Sunday night at the cryto.com Arena in Los Angeles, making her the first African to win the […]

A reality television show, Big Brother Titans, has kicked off on Sunday, January 15, 2023, in South Africa. The show will see housemates from Nigeria and South Africa (the titans) live under one roof for the next 72 days. Big Brother Naija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, and Mzansi anchor, Lawrence Maleka, are co-hosts of the debut […]

Veteran comic actor, Femi Ogunrombi, who is popular for his role in Wale Adenuga’s Comedy series “Papa Ajasco”, is dead. His death was confirmed by a theatre practitioner, Husseini Shaibu, via his Twitter handle on Sunday. Though details about the sad developmen tare quite sketchy, Husseini confirmed that the seasoned Thespian breathed his last on […]

The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) has generated N6.94 billion as revenue in 2022. National President, CEAN, Opeyemi Ajayi, who disclosed this in a chat with newsmen in Lagos, said there had been an appreciable increase in revenue generation in 2022 compared with the previous years. “The box office raked in N4.74 billion in […]

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has released an exposure draft of regulatory guidelines for change of operating licence for banks and Other Financial Institutions (OFIs). The apex bank, in a circular signed by Chibuzo Efobi, director, financial policy and regulation department, CBN, dated march 28,2023, said the guidelines were drafted due to increasing requests […]

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced Monday the final resolution of two civil cases seeking the forfeiture of various luxury assets that were the proceeds of foreign corruption offences and were laundered in and through the United States. Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke and businessmen Olajide Omokore and Kolawole Akanni were named […]

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of Commissioner of Police (CP), Frank Mba and 23 others to the rank of Assistant Inspector General (AIG). Also approved was the appointment of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 7, Egbetokun Olukayode Adeolu, as a Deputy Inspector General of Police […]

Bruno Fernandes has revealed he does not agree with teammate Cristiano Ronaldo regarding the impact of new Portugal head coach Roberto Martinez. The former Everton and Belgium boss was named as the surprise successor to Fernando Santos following the 2022 FIFA World Cup. While Martinez has been known to coach attacking and entertaining football, his […]

“Forget Russia” was the sentiment encouraged by Ukraine’s caretaker manager Ruslan Rotan ahead of his country’s trip to England to kick-off their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. Russia, however, aren’t going away just like that. Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 was almost universally condemned, and the Russian President’s woeful miscalculation meant the […]

The Executive Head of Content at MultiChoice, Busola Tejumola, on Tuesday disclosed that the eighth edition of the Nigerian Idol would begin April 23 and run till July 16, 2023. Tejumola, who disclosed to newsmen in Lagos, said the live performances for the show would run from May 28. According to Tejumola, the winner of […]

The Senate Tuesday further extended the implementation of the capital component of the 2022 budget from March 31 to June 30, 2023. The extension followed a lead debate by the Senate Leader, Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC Sokoto East) who sought for amendment of the appropriation act to that effect. In giving the request expeditious consideration, […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that the discovery and drilling of oil in Nasarawa State will lead to greater prosperity for Nigerians, as well as enhance overall energy security for the country. In his virtual message on Tuesday to the official spud-in of the Ebenyi-A Well located in the Middle Benue Trough in Obi Local […]

The Lagos State Government has approved the reopening of Chrisland High School, Ikeja, seven weeks after it ordered its indefinite closure over the death of a 12-year-old student, Whitney Adeniran. The latest development followed an appeal by the Parents of all Chrisland School Units who visited the Ministry of Education on Monday to seek the […]

The Federal Government and organised Labour, have reach a truce over plans by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on strike against the ongoing cash crunch. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige made this known on Tuesday while fielding questions at a briefing organized by the Presidential Media Team at the Presidential […]