“Ifeanyi loved nature, trees, elephants” – Davido on how Timeless album-art was created [Video]

Popular artist Davido discusses his late son Ifeanyi Adeleke’s love of nature while dissecting the Timeless album art. The famous artist had taken a break from the music business after the tragic death of his beloved kid, but he had come back with a wind swirl. Davido released his Timeless album, which continues to dominate charts and shatter numerous streaming platform records. In a recent interview, Davido disclosed that the inspiration for the album’s artwork came from his late son Ifeanyi, who adored trees and the outdoors and thought an elephant was the cutest animal. He incorporated these items to the artwork as a tribute to Ifeanyi, which were featured in the record cover. “Chioma, Your Love Is Timeless, It’s A Forever Thing, I Assure You” Davido celebrates wife’s birthday, in a special way The famous Afrobeats singer, Davido Adeleke, douses his wife, Chioma Rowland with his unwavering affection on her birthday as she clocks 28 years old. Davido took to his Instagram account on Sunday, to send a birthday message, pledging his eternal love to her. The ‘Assurance‘ singer referred to …

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Idan Was Not Re-Arrested By EFCC— Mompha debunks report

Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, has denied allegations of his re-arrest and subsequent arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on charges of N6 billion in money laundering. Mompha explained in a live video aired on his verified Instagram account on Friday that he had not been detained, contrary to claims. iated his claim by engaging in amusing activities and dancing to Timaya’s song “Sweet Us,” with the goal of demonstrating his freedom and refuting incorrect allegations of being detained by the EFCC. In addition, Mompha issued a statement titled “Idan was not arrested by EFCC; 33BG is not in EFCC custody,” urging the EFCC to avoid from holding a public trial. He stated that he is not in the custody of the EFCC and will appear in court on July 3, 2023. See Mompha’s statement on alleged re-arrest below. “IDAN WAS NOT REARRESTED BY EFCC; 33BG IS NOT IN EFCC CUSTODY Contrary to the recent publication in most media platforms in Nigeria that I, Mompha was rearrested by the EFCC. I want to use this medium to …

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Moscow Bans Obama, 499 Other Americans From Entering Russia

Russia on Friday said it banned entry to 500 Americans, including former president Barack Obama, in response to sanctions imposed by Washington. “In response to the anti-Russian sanctions regularly imposed by the Biden administration… entry into the Russian Federation is closed for 500 Americans,” the foreign ministry said, adding that Obama was among those on the list. On Friday, the United States added hundreds more companies and individuals to its sanctions blacklist as it broadened efforts to choke off Russia’s economy over the Ukraine offensive. “Washington should have learned a long time ago that not a single hostile step against Russia will be left unanswered,” the foreign ministry said. Among those listed were television hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers. CNN anchor Erin Burnett and MSNBC presenters Rachel Maddow and Joe Scarborough were also included. Russia said it blacklisted senators, congressmen and members of think tanks “involved in the spread of Russophobic attitudes and fakes” and the heads of companies that “supply weapons to Ukraine.” In the same statement Russia said it had denied consular visit to detained US journalist …

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Lagos leads as 11,350 sit teachers’ qualifying exam

No fewer than 11,350 candidates on Saturday, participated in the first batch of the Teachers Registration Council’s Professional Qualifying Examination nationwide. The examination popularly known as PQE is conducted by the TRCN, the regulatory agency for teaching in Nigeria. Registrar of TRCN, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, who disclosed this while monitoring the exercise at Sascon International School Maitama, Abuja, said reports from across the country revealed that the exam went on smoothly. Ajiboye, who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, David Adejo, further disclosed that Lagos State had the highest number of registered candidates for the PQE with over 1,500 entrants, followed by Kano State and the Federal Capital Territory. The TRCN boss noted that Kebbi State had the lowest number of participants in the exercise, stating the exercise, however, recorded tremendous improvement in terms of participation and the accreditation process. “Well, generally, all over the country, we have about 11,350 candidates who are writing the exam, with Lagos State having the highest with 1500 plus candidates, followed by Kano State and FCT Abuja; then you have …

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Tinubu Has Abandoned Us, Ganduje Blows Hot Over Meeting With Kwankwaso

The meeting between President-elect Bola Tinubu and Rabiu Kwankwaso, presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has continued to raise dust, especially among leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano. Daily Trust had reported how Tinubu and Kwankwaso met for four hours in France, discussing a wide range of issues, including the possibility of the NNPP Presidential Candidate joining the incoming cabinet Responding, Abdulmajid Kwamanda, an APC leader in Kano, said Tinubu must not give any appointment to Kwankwaso, not even that of a messenger. “We in the North West do not welcome Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to our party APC. We do not accept the idea of Bola Tinubu giving him any appointment even as low as a messenger in our dear party. Should Tinubu ignore our outcry and appoint Kwankwaso, we are going to disrupt the entire APC in the north and withdraw our support for him, ,” Kwamanda had told reporters. Moments after Kwamanda spoke, the audio of phone call between Ganduje and Ibrahim Masari, a former placeholder vice presidential candidate of the …

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Fake Nails, Fuel And Influencers Targets In Kenyan Taxman’s Sights

Social media influencers and content providers have not been spared either, with their earnings facing a 15 percent tax. – What do artificial nails, cryptocurrencies, spaghetti, and social media influencers have in common? They are all being targeted by Kenya’s taxman in a raft of new proposals aimed at filling the coffers of President William Ruto’s cash-strapped government. Ruto is seeking to repair a heavily-indebted economy inherited from his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta, who ramped up borrowing to fund a splurge on costly infrastructure projects. Despite pledging to improve the lot of impoverished Kenyans during last year’s election campaign, Ruto is now taking the politically unpopular step of raising taxes. Ruto’s government has drawn up a 3.6-trillion shilling ($26.2 billion) budget for 2023/24 with the proposed new taxes expected to generate 289 billion shillings. Opponents have warned the measures will hit small businesses at the very heart of the economy as well as households struggling to make ends meet in the face of soaring prices and deep-seated poverty. “It will affect our livelihood because life is already difficult,” said Rebecca Nyalesa, …

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Major Take Aways From Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal

The Proceedings are underway. The court will agree on the schedule of the main petition, the number of witnesses that will testify, the time to be allocated, and be cross-examined. For the President-Elect, the report of any star witness should be made available 48 hours before the hearing. The schedule of documents to be filed must be given to other parties before the hearing and calling of witnesses. For the star witnesses of the respondents (INEC, Tinubu, and the APC), 30 minutes was proposed. INEC says it has two witnesses that will testify, while the Counsel to the President-Elect says it has 39 witnesses ready. Counsel for Atiku Abubakar and the PDP, Chris Uche, says all the parties have met, considered, and agreed on the number of witnesses, duration, and examination of witnesses. The PDP intends to call at most 100 witnesses. The counsel for Atiku Abubakar and the PDP adds that though the new time given to them to call these witnesses, is 7 weeks, they will need 3 weeks since the issues are getting narrower. All the parties …

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God Behind Miracles That Happen In This Church According To Psalm 107: 20) – Pastor Mongba

The founder and Senior Pastor of Life Hope Salvation Ministry International (aka The Lion Family) in this interview with our Reporters shared his experience on the journey so far as the church marks it 11-year anniversary on Saturday May 20, 2023. The Ogoja born prophet of God has since joined the league of men of God whose prophecies to their congregations on issues around their lives and the nation at large come to pass. One thing is clear about prophet Mongba, almost all the prophecies he had released out previously had come to pass; likewise, the 2023 prophecies are already falling in places including the 2023 Nigeria’s general election as well as the intervention of other nations on Ukraine. He spoke on the faithfulness of God upon the church, the prospect and challenges therein. He also spoke about the May 29, 2023 day for the inauguration of the incoming President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and sundry issues. Excerpts.. Qstn: As the founder and off-course Senior Pastor of the Life Hope Salvation Ministry International ( aka The Lion Assembly), …

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Accolades As FG Acts On Stella Oduah’s Bill, Upgrades Onitsha General Hospital

By Tunde John A Bill for the upgrading of the Onitsha General Hospital to a Federal Medical Centre sponsored by Senator representing Anambra North, Senator Stella Oduah has been brought to fruition following an announcement by the Federal Government that the Public Health facility be immediately transformed to a Federal Medical Institute. The Minister of State for Health, Hon. Ekumankama Joseph Nkama who represented the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire performed the commissioning in Onitsha amidst cheers and jubilation. It would be recalled that the senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Princess Stella Oduah sponsored the enabling bill and pursued it to conclusion. She thereafter donated an ambulance to Onitsha General Hospital, Iyienu and Waterside Hospital and Maternity, Onitsha. Speaking at the ceremony, Hon. Nkama said with the upgrading of the hospital to a Federal Medical Center, the federal government would soon employ more Doctors and other staff. Nkama while commending Governor Soludo’s good governance exploited in the health sector said henceforth the federal government will soon post fresh Doctors and other medical personnel for internship and horsemanship. He …

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