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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Plane Crash Survivor Kechi Proceeds To Semi Finals On America’s Got Talent

Sosoliso plane crash survivor Kechi Okwuchi has moved to the semi finals of America’s Got Talent.
Kechi hasn’t stopped wowing the judges as she got another standing ovation after performing Katy Perry’s song ‘By The Grace of God’.

The performance earned her a place in the semi finals of the reality show.

Imohimi To Replace Owoseni as Lagos Police Commissioner

The Police authorities have announced a change of guard in the Lagos State Command.
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A former Deputy Commissioner in Charge of Operations in the state, Mr. Imohimi Edgar, now takes over as the Commissioner of Police.
Mr. Edgar was last week elevated as Acting Commissioner of Police, perhaps in preparation for his new role.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Ooni And I Are No More - Olori Wuraola Confirms Marriage Split

Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi has announced that her marriage to Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, is over.

The queen who has reverted to her maiden name Zaynab-Otiti Obanor says she was never unfaithful to the monarch despite reports suggesting so.

In a statement posted on Instagram on Wednesday, she wrote: “We have got to stop this culture of shaming and vilifying women with false stories of infidelity & nefarious behavior. The spreading of false information (through “sources” afraid to be identified) is the mark of cowards and a cover up for guilty parties to justify their horrific actions.

“There is absolutely no truth to the media circulated lies of infidelity and infertility- on my end. What I can confirm, is that the Ooni and I are no more.

“I inhale love & exhale gratitude. My journey continues as a Humanitarian aiding women and victims of domestic violence & abuse with the United Nations. No matter how much time you’ve invested, no matter the use of media to silence and manipulate, no matter the circumstance, slander, embarrassment, threats and lies: Get out and seek immediate help!

“We’ve seen this movie before. Women being dragged in the press and blamed for everything under the sun. This behavior is unacceptable. I urge those involved to be mindful of their actions for the eyes of our Almighty God are always watching. The seeds of slander is a cancer that harvests to eat away the souls of the planter.”

“{The throne is sacred and the attempts to tarnish the name of a Queen, in defense or on behalf of a silent King makes all involved look terrible. Remain dignified in all you do. It’s not the end of the world, but the start of a new chapter and you must turn the page with grace. The world is watching.

“As I bid adieu to this chapter, my wish to you all is to step into your lives – boldly and fearlessly, the way God intended and live not just by words, but through example. The best chapter in our lives is the one we are writing now. Thank you for your love and support.”

The statement was signed with “Her Highness, Zaynab Otiti Obanor”.

The royal union lasted only 17 months.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

President Buhari Returns Today

President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today, after receiving medical attention in London.
The President had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then.
President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m on Monday, August 21, 2017.
He thanks all Nigerians who have prayed ceaselessly for his recovery and well-being since the beginning of the health challenge.

FEMI ADESINA
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
August 19, 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Boxing Legend, Evander Holyfield Visits Ambode, Donates $3m Health Equipment To LASG

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday lauded the achievements of five-time world cruiserweight and heavyweight boxing champion, Evander Holyfield, describing him as the greatest living boxer of all times.

Governor Ambode, who spoke at Lagos House in Ikeja when he received Holyfield on courtesy visit, said he was personally proud of the achievements of the legend in the boxing field, and described him as a great role model.

Holyfield, who is billed to slug it out with former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at an exhibition boxing match, is in Lagos as part of activities marking the Golden Jubilee anniversary of the State, and to also give back to the society through his foundation.

The Governor, who described the visit of the boxing legend to Lagos as historic, said there was no better way to showcase sports as catalyst for growth than the collaboration of such an icon as Holyfield.

“This is exciting and historic moment for us coming at a time Lagos is celebrating the 50 years of its establishment and we want to say a big thank you to Holyfield for collaborating with us to put this as part of events marking the Golden Jubilee anniversary of Lagos State.

“We believe strongly that in all sectors that we have tried to celebrate Lagos, this is one momentous topic that we really mean to celebrate. As a government, we have always wanted to use sports as a way of driving our economy and there is no way we can showcase sports as the catalyst for economic growth than bringing somebody who is a champion; a revered person and for him to use his God given talent and resources to promote sports in our State,” Governor Ambode said.

While noting the vision of the Evander Holyfield Foundation to nurture young stars and future boxers, as well as the issues relating to promotion of health and wellbeing of the people, Governor Ambode pledged to partner with the foundation to ensure that the set objectives are achieved, especially with regards to the people of the State.

The Governor described Holyfield as the living greatest boxer of all times, a sport icon and a champion who he is proud of his achievements, adding that the visit to Nigeria would also be used to trace the roots of the boxer back to Lagos.

“I love the concept that you want to pay back and that is the essence of leadership which is to be able to touch humanity. There are very many people that go away from their stardom and not pay back and so many champions have not been able to do anything after leaving the ring but Holyfield stand as an exception. 

“On the other side, boxing should now be in the front burner of sports in Nigeria especially now that a Nigerian, Anthony Joshua recently won as the unified world heavyweight champion.

“Lagos has the largest concentration of the black people in the world and we just believe that Lagos should be well projected the visit by the boxing legend is also to promote the brand called Lagos,” Governor Ambode said.

Earlier, Holyfield said he was in Nigeria to give back to the society having achieved so much in life especially in boxing.
While recalling how he started boxing at the young age of 8 and became champion at 9, Holyfield said he felt like quitting after initially suffering defeats but his mother told him to hang on.

“I became the person I am because I listened, I followed direction and I did not quit even when I lost. In giving back to the society, I am here to say I got a Real Deal Promotion. We are looking for young fighters who want to listen and follow instruction.

“This is about giving back to the society. I want kids to learn from me how I became four times heavyweight champion,” Holyfield said.

He also announced donation of $3million worth of health equipment to Lagos State Government, a gesture which Governor Ambode commended and urged other sports legends and individuals to emulate.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017

3 storey building collapses in Lagos

A three-storey building which is under construction at Ilasamaja in Lagos State has collapsed.

The building which reportedly collapsed on Abimbola street, Ilasa, Lagos state, happened around 2pm on Thursday.

A visit to the scene of incident revealed unknown number of labourer are trapped inside the building with fourteen rescued and some being treated by the medical team and Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) while some had been rushed to the hospital.