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Daily Archives: August 24, 2018

South Africa Detains Russian Ship Allegedly Bringing Illegal Weapons To Nigeria

South African police on Thursday said they had boarded a Russian-registered cargo ship allegedly carrying illegal weapons and explosives en route to Lagos, Nigeria. The vessel, named Lada, had reportedly left Madagascar before stopping at Ngqura port outside the eastern city of Port Elizabeth, where it was detained after a …

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Nollywood actor, Chike Osuji dies at 65

Veteran Nollywood actor, Chike Osuji has according to confirmed reports, passed on at the age of 65. The late thespian was a native of Umuokoro Awaka in Owerri North Local Government of Imo State. He is survived by his wife and four children. Before his death, the late Chike Osuji …

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George Weah decorates Arsène Wenger with Liberia’s Highest Honour

Former Arsenal coach Arsène Wenger has been decorated with Liberia’s highest honour at a ceremony in Monrovia, BBC Africa is reporting. Wenger was decorated by football star-turned president George Weah. Wenger who was Weah’s first European football coach, was inducted into Liberia’s Order of Distinction and has been given the title of Knight Grand Commander …

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German Chancellor Merkel To Visit Buhari In Abuja Next Friday

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, will next week Wednesday, tour three West African countries, paying visits to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. Merkel is to spend Wednesday through Friday in the three countries, accompanied by an economic delegation, Deputy Government Spokeswoman, Ulrike Demmer said Friday in Berlin. Migration politics, particularly Merkel’s campaign …

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Da Brat Reportedly Facing Jail Time In Bankruptcy Case

We recently posted on reports that Da Brat has filed for bankruptcy with her debt totalling near $7 million. A good chunk of her debt ($6.4 million) is owed to former cheerleader Shayla Stevens after Da Brat assaulted her by hitting her in the head with a bottle at a club years ago. …

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Davido, Peruzzi, GospelOnDeBeatz and Alternate Sound team up on “Run Am

Nigerian ace producer GospelOnDeBeatz teams up with DMW hitmakers Davido & Peruzzi and Africa’s premium band Alternate Sound to release this new salsa-infused pop banger. The track which is titled Run Am was produced by Gospel himself has a Latin feel to it and is guaranteed to make fans dance all the way.

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INEC says it did not budget N6bn to Feed the Police

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it did not set aside N6bn to feed police officers in its election budget. This was made known in a statement on the commission’s Facebook page. Earlier this week, news had filtered in that the commission, while defending the budget to the national assembly, said …

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Masego Announces “Lady Lady” Album And Tour

Masego fans rejoice! The TrapHouse Jazz originator has announced a new project and a tour to match. After premiering his SiR-assisted “Old Age” song on Wednesday (August 22), the crooner and rapper has announced his intent to unleash his debut album Lady Lady on September 7th. According to the track …

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First photos from Ras Kimono’s burial

The first photos from the lying in state service of legendary Nigerian musician, Ras Kimono, which held in the city of Lagos have emerged online The final resting journey of the music legend who died at the age of 60, began on Thursday with a lying-in-state service held at the …

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Drake Gifted With Customized Monopoly Board

Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena has gifted Drake with a custom North Side Edition Monopoly board based on his career. The 6 God performed in his hometown as part of the Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour on Tuesday (August 21). The special black and gold edition features over 100 references to Drake’s native city, music, and string …

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