Mojisola Adeyeye reappointed as NAFDAC Director General 

By Chris Udochukwu President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Mojisola Adeyeye as the Director-General (DG) of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). “President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) has reappointed the Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, for a second tenure of five years,” a Friday statement by the agency’s Director of Public Affairs Abubakar Jimoh read. “The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha (CFR), conveyed the approval of the President to Prof. Adeyeye whose tenure renewal took effect from 1st December 2022. “The Director-General’s reappointment came closely on the heels of her track record of monumental achievements and successes in the last five years, especially the attainment of World Health Organisation (WHO) Maturity Level 3. “Prof. Adeyeye who officially assumed duty today (Friday) was received by some staff at the Corporate Headquarters in Abuja. She will be unfolding her plans for the second tenure after the holidays.” NAFDAC had in November confirmed the expiration of Adeyeye’s tenure as the agency’s DG and appointed …

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Ronaldo signs €200m contract with Saudi Club Al-Nassr

By Ogechi Okorie Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday signed for Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia, the club announced, in a deal believed to be worth more than 200 million euros. The 37-year-old penned a contract that will take him to June 2025. “This is more than history in the making,” the club wrote on Instagram late Friday while confirming the deal. “This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation, and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves. Welcome @cristiano to your new home @alnassr_fc.” “I can’t wait to discover a new football league in a different country,” said the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus player. The Portuguese star was pictured on the Al Nassr Twitter feed holding a blue and yellow shirt with his favoured number seven printed on the back.

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2023: Six PDP Governors to declare support for Tinubu in January – Fani Kayode

By Chris Udochukwu The Director New Media of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has alleged that at least six governors of the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will throw their weight behind the candidacy of the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu. The former minister of aviation stated this on his Facebook page thus: The endorsement and declaration of support that Bola Ahmed Tinubu will get from at least 6 (not just 5) Governors from the PDP this January will finally put to rest the pitiful delusion that Atiku Abubakar stubbornly harbours about winning the 2023 presidential election. His eyes will soon clear. Those that still suffer from the illusion that he will win the election base their confidence and hope on two premises. Firstly that the Northern Governors and President Muhammadu Buhari will turn their backs on and betray Tinubuat the last minute and secondly that, even in the event of them sticking with BAT, that they are so unpopular in their various and respective states that they will not …

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NaijaComedyFestival: Showmax, TikTok Host Finalists To Fireside With Mr Macaroni

By Taiye Olayemi Lagos – Showmax, an online streaming platform and TikTok have hosted the top five  finalists of the TikTok Naija Comedy festival which held from  Nov. 10.Jennifer Ukoh-Osamwonyi, PR Manager, Showmax in a statement on Friday,  said that the top finalists were hosted alongside the famous content creator, Mr Macaroni, in a fireside.” It was an exciting evening for the top five  finalists in the TikTok Naija Comedy Festival as Showmax hosted a fireside chat with the famous content creator, Mr Macaroni.” The fireside chat was part of the reward for the five finalists who interacted with the content creator, asking questions and learning from his wealth of knowledge.” The TikTok Naija Comedy Festival, powered by Showmax, is an online challenge where content creators publish their original comedy or skit on TikTok using the official hashtag #NaijaComedyFestival,” she said.Ukoh-Osamwonyi noted that the videos with the hashtag received over 13 million views.She said Showmax Jurors shortlisted the videos to the top 15, and the top five  emerged by public vote.” The top five  include: Ndah Kerim (@BrodaWest), Peter Odeh (@funnymrpeter), …

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Zamfara Assembly Passes N184.8 bn 2023 Budget

By Ishaq Zaki Gusau, – The Zamfara House of Assembly had reviewed and downsized the 2023 budget estimate of the state from N188.8 billion to N184.8 billion. This is contained in a statement issued in Gusau on Friday by the Director General, Press Affairs to the assembly, Malam Nasiru Biyabiki. The News Agency of Nigeria NAN (NAN) reports that Gov. Bello Matawalle had in Nov. 17 presented the proposed 2023 budget estimate of N188.8 billion to the assembly for approval. The budget estimate presented by Matawalle made up of N102.5 billion recurrent expenditure and N86,308 billion capital expenditure. According to Biyabiki, the 2023 appropriation bill of 188.8 had been reduced to N184,8 and passed into law. He said that the recurrent expenditure was reviewed from N102.5 to N80.3 billion, while the capital expenditures was reviewed from N86.3 billion to N104.5 billion, respectively. Biyabiki said: “Presenting the report of the bill at the plenary, the Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Shamsudeen Hassan-Bosko (APC, Talata Mafara, North) said the committee was able to engage all the MDAs to depend their …

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Her backside no scatter my head but her face set – Speed Darlington falls in love with lady he met at wedding [Video]

Nigerian singer, Speed Darlington, has revealed how he fell in love with a woman he met at a traditional wedding ceremony. According to Speedy, although the woman’s backside didn’t ‘scatter his head’, he however couldn’t withstand the beauty of her face. In his words: “NNA BIG 50. I LIKE THIS GIRL OH. ASK UR WIFE HER CONTACT SO I CAN REACH HER. PROBLEM BE SAY THE NYASH NO SCATTER MY HEAD. E NOOOO OH MY GOD BUT THE FACE SET.” See reactions culled by GISTLOVER below: @Pyramid🏔🏡 wrote: “Akpi don finally find love, here I’am dey waka alone for street 😅😅 Single life wan kill me 😅😅😅😅.” @Richy CJ wrote: “Bro only spread 1mpka and he wan carry a whole human being go nack 😂.” @chrishenry9521 wrote: “Presidoo nah this top one girl wear for one of your music video? 😊.” @CEO of lagos wrote: “i wish tiktok had voice note I for laugh tire here ooo😂😂😂.”

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Finally, Queen Nwokoye opens up on her marriage to a white man

Nollywood actress, Queen Nwokoye has shed light on her rumoured marriage to a white man. The actress had earlier caused a stir on the internet as she shared a photo of her and a white man in their wedding attire. Due to her low-profile lifestyle, some Netizens had queried Queen Nwokoye over her husband’s true identity. Hours after her post, Queen Nwokoye addressed her misleading post. She spoke out over the throwback wedding photos which got tongues wagging. Queen Nwokoye stated that the photo was from a movie scene and as such, she was married to him. Through her caption, Queen Nwokoye revealed that the photo which showed where she got married to a white man was shot in 2005. “Throwback septic 2005. Movie Title What a Mother. See your big head. I have posted it. Pls this is a location picture. Meaning we took it while filming a movie”. Recall that in 2018, Queen Nwokoye had reportedly welcomed a set of twins. The proud mother and her husband Oluchi Uzoma who tied the knots in 2011 welcomed their third child. Sharing the …

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29-year-old man who stabbed stepmother to death bags death sentence by hanging

A 29-year-old man, Sagiru Abdullahi was on Thursday sentenced to death by hanging by a Kano State High Court for stabbing his 55-year-old stepmother, Zainab Dan’Azumi to death. The man was found guilty of one-count of culpable homicide and was sentenced to death by hanging. Justice Aisha Mahmoud, who presided over the case, held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and sentenced the convict to death by hanging. Mr Tijjani Ibrahim, the prosecution counsel, had earlier told the court that in June 2014, at Kurmawa Quarters, Kano, Abdullahi committed the offence. According to him, the death of the 55-year-old stepmother, Zainab Dan’Azumi, followed several machete cuts dealt on her head by the convict. He explained, “The victim was rushed to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano, where she was confirmed dead by a doctor.”

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People avoided my house for being ugly – Regina Chukwu recounts (photos)

Still basking in the euphoria of being a new house owner, actress and single mum of two, Regina Chukwu, has recounted how she didn’t receive visitors in her old house because it wasn’t beautiful. Earlier, Regina Chukwu took to her Instagram page on Thursday, December 29, 2022, to share pictures of her new house. Regina revealed how she had to move into her father’s house following the death of her husband because she couldn’t afford rent. She also noted that she had to manage in the same room with her many siblings and parents, and had to sleep outside with her mosquito nets and more. With a big heart of gratitude, she emphasized that “GOD DID IT!!!! Now narrating how she built her new home from the scratch two years ago, Regina Chukwu wrote thus: The congratulatory messages and calls have been so enormous, not to talk of those that met me personally, and rained prayers on me. Yesterday was full of emotions My mommy cried, my daughter dropped one or 2 drops of tears, tho she tried so hard to hide it. …

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“I am literally in tears” Funke Akindele speechless as people with disabilities go extra miles to support her movie (Video)

Nollywood actress and movie producer, Funke Akindele has been left speechless as people with disabilities proudly showed support for her movie, Battle on Buka Streets. An emotional Funke penned an appreciation note to Bethesda school, a home for the blind for going all out to support her. The school had treated 3 person with disability to Film house cinema to watch Battle on Buka Street. Expressing her gratitude, Funke revealed that the video brought her to tears and left her speechless. Reposting the video, Funke Akindele wrote, “Dear Lord, who am I that you are mindful of? Wow!!!! I’m speechless. This is huge!! Thank you @bethesda_scho for going out to support me you don’t know how much this means to me. I’m literally in tears!! Thank you so much for the love. God bless you all. I love you so much. I pray God gives me the grace to always be there for you too. Thank you!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!”. Funke Akindele jubilates as ‘Buka on street’ makes N135million in one day Days back, Kemi Filani reported that Funke Akindele …

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I’m very sad – Mourinho reacts to Pele’s death

AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho has reacted to the death of Brazilian football legend, Pele. Recall that Pele, 82, died on Thursday evening after battling cancer in recent months. Reacting, Mourinho, in a tweet via his Instagram account, said he was sad over Pele’s death. The Portuguese also said he was happy to meet with Pele in Manchester when the football icon was alive. The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager wrote, “‘In 2005 I received the BBC award directly from the king’s hands, and to this day it’s one of my proudest moments. I was so so happy to have him in Manchester where we had such a nice chat and a nice time. “Rest in peace King Pelé and thinking of his loved ones. I am very sad.”

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“America will heal your werey”- Reactions as Omotola recounts driving in Nigeria

Actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has opened up about the changes in her driving since relocation to America. On Wednesday, the thespian took to her Instagram stories and disclosed that living in America has tremendously tamed her rough driving. Omotola, who relocated abroad with her family, said she used to bully other drivers back home, but surprisingly no longer indulges in such acts anymore while driving in America. The mother of four urged those who used to be terrified of her driving back home, not to be, as she is now repentant. Captioning the video, she wrote; “I AM NOW GENTLE! FOR THOSE WHO USED TO DREAD. DRIVING WITH ME .. PLEASE COME BACK, YOU’RE SAFE NOW”

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“His biggest achievement is being Linda Ikeji’s brother” Peks Ikeji slammed over his exorbitant appearance fee

Peks Ikeji, the only brother of blogger, Linda Ikeji has come under fire over his outrageous charges for an appearance at an event. The younger brother of the media mogul, whose source of occupation remains unknown, took to his Instagram story to reveal his charges for 2023. Peks states that from next year, 2023, he would be charging N500,000 for 1hour appearance. According to him, his fee is non negotiable and in addition, he would need two police escort. “From next year 2023 by the special Grace of God!! My fee for 1 hour appearance is going to be 500k non negotiable for 1 hour + 2 police escort”. Reactions Peks Ikeji’s statement has left many questioning his source of livelihood. One Obianuju Nwa wrote, “Appearance for what exactly? Is her performing miracles One Prinnciii Pessa wrote, “Appearance to doe hat exactly? Depression is very bad Sha One official Sam wrote, “1 hour to do what exactly with you. Money ritual sef I won’t use u. Peks wey dem use do ambassador, he announced it and got 17 comments. If I’m …

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“Losing you has felt like a grief” Alex Ekubo’s ex fiance, Fancy Acholonu tenders public apology to him and his family

Fancy Acholonu, the ex fiance of actor, Alex Ekubo has publicly apologised to him and his family. The American model and actress revealed how hard it has been for her losing him. Expressing herself properly, Fancy stated that she isn’t afraid of being vulnerable and to affirm her love for him. She acknowledged that she hurt him and his family, with the way she handled their breakup. She noted how her actions were out of character and have realized that she could have controlled her emotions and not been so overreactive. “Like our shirt says, Nothing makes sense when we’re apart @alexxekubo you still have my heart. I miss you, I love you, and I’m truly sorry for all the hurt & pain you and your family went through with our breakup. My actions in how I handled things was out of my character. I should have controlled my emotions and bit been so overreactive. I said too much, I did too much. Please forgive me. I’ve learned my lesson in how to handle situations. I haven’t expressed myself properly. I’m not afraid to …

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How Police Arrested Suspected criminal gang at a hotel in Nasarawa

By Ogechi Okorie Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department have arrested ten members of a criminal gang suspected of robbing unsuspecting residents in the nation’s capital Abuja and Nasarawa State. Parading the suspects, the FCT Police Commissioner, Sadiq Abubakar said the suspects were arrested at a hotel in the Masaka Area of Nasarawa State, a few kilometres from the FCT. Items recovered from the gang include five AK47 Rifle, four G-3 Rifles, one hundred and twenty-two live ammunitions of 7.62MM, one locally made pistol without ammunition, three ballistic vests, six AK47 empty magazines and seven G-3 empty magazines. Other items include charms of various degrees, one Police Sgt warrant card, one vigilante ID card, one Civil Defence I.D card, one Toyota Camry 2000 model, golden colour, Reg No. GGE 702 CH, one Gold-3 wagon green colour, reg. no KWL 22 GQ x, Two Generators, and One Filing Machine. Also paraded by the police are four suspects who were arrested for armed robbery in the Maitama, Garki, Wuse and Central areas …

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Actress Biola Adekunle cries out after popular movie marketer fails to pay her money

Fast-rising actress, Biola Adekunle has cried out her yes in a video where she called out a certain Mr Busayo odu of Integrity productions, a movie marketing firm. Crying out in the video shared on her Instgram page moments ago, the actress disclosed that the movie marketer has been owing her a lot of money for years now, yet making money off her, “Pls my fellow Nigerians I’m here to seek for your help to beg this man whose name is mrBusayo odu @integrityproductions To pls pay my money ,I have had enough and I don’t think it is reasonable to owe someone for years and still gallivanting, producing your own movies making more money ,while owing me for years. Pls kindly help me to beg this man to pay me e ba mi be oooo !!! I don’t like fight oo . Mr integrity don’t be selfish I have tried enough ! To bring this to the public you know have had enough of your unreasonable excuses !! You can’t be producing and selling your movies and refused to pay my …

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