Gbajabiamila, Gana Storm Abuja Book Fair

By Chike Ojukwu Former minister of Information and National Orientation, Prof Jerry Gana, Speaker House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila, as well as renowned scholars and publishers are expected to storm Abuja book exhibition next week.The fair is being organized by Flomat books, in collaboration with the Christian Booksellers Association Nigeria (CBAN), to promote the reading culture among children and youths.The three-day show, billed for Sharon Ultimate Hotels, Abuja, will begin on Thursday, April 8.Executive Director, Flomat Books, Mr. Anthony Akpokene said ‘this initiative, will be the first time two major organizations…

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Air Peace makes history with first direct flight from Nigeria to Jamaica

NIGERIAN airline Air Peace made its historic direct flight from Lagos to the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, on Monday. It is the first non-stop flight to the island from Nigeria and is aimed at exploring the possibility of direct round-trip commercial airlift between the two destinations. The flight, with 132 passengers, including Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, his wife Sulola Onyeama, and 19 crew members, arrived at approximately 10:15 pm. The 12-hour trip was arranged by tour company Nigerians Travel Too in partnership with Air…

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PDP knocks FG over new petrol pump price

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the increase in the pump price of fuel as it urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the increase from N159 to N170 per liter.The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday in Abuja, described the new price regime as unbearable to Nigerians.Ologbondiyan said it was also unacceptable given the prevailing economic crunch already confronting Nigerians.According to him, the increase in the pump price would worsen the already “suffocating economic” situation in the country adding…

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Netflix donates production equipment to Ikorodu Bois

Remember the Ikorodu boys who are know for their viral remaking of popular movies and musical videos?? Well it seems their hustle just paid as they posted a video on their Twitter handle displaying alot of gadgets Netflix sent to them. The “Ikorodu boys” is a group consisting of brothers and their cousin: Babatunde Sani 23, Muiz Sani, Malik Sani10 and their cousin Fawas Aina 13. The three brothers are usually involved in the video while their eldest brother Babatunde edits the videos and manage them. The group remade movies…

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Surfer punches and swears at great white shark to survive attack

A surfer has told how he fought off a great white shark by punching it in the eye after it attacked him. Nick Minogue, from the New Zealand city of Auckland, was bitten by the shark on Saturday at Pauanui Beach in the country’s Coromandel region. He told the NZ Herald: “I was just paddling along and got hit on the side of my elbow and forearm. “By the time I realised what was going on, its teeth were definitely latched on to the front section of the board.” Mr…

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Fast & Easy: All Your Shopping Right From Your Home on Onedotstores

The stress of having to run from the office during or after working hours to the market to make essential household purchases is now over for most working class people as an online grocery supermarket, onedotstores.com opens shop. With a click of the button, wide selection of products includes Food, Drinks, Cosmetics, Baby Food, Baby Products, Car Essentials, Home and Kitchen Appliances, Books, Office Supplies, can be delivered to buyers in the comfort of their homes or offices All these were revealed by Captain Henry Ogunyemi, Managing Director, Onedotstores.com while…

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CKN Wins African Digital Heroes Award

Chris Kehinde Nwandu (CKN) was few days ago honoured with the prestigious African Digital Heroes Award alongside other distinguished Nigerians for my contribution to Nigeria’s Digital Age . I was a pioneer in the telecom industry when about 20 years ,I organized the formal launch and take off of the first Wireless Internet Company in Nigeria operated by Communications Trend Ltd owners of Supernet300 owned by Chief Uzo Udemba as the 1st AGM MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS alongside my other colleagues like Robbie Honerkamp Chii Ezirim Nwanoka Benjamin Udeze Ijeoma…

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Majek Fashek: Before the Rain…what Happened to the Mystic Man? – By Azuka Jebose

The road to Majek’s passages through Nigeria’s music business which turned the music scene into his freeway of love, affection, turbulence and troubled soul, was constructed the late seventies. By the end of the seventies decade, Nigeria’s pop culture was saturated by musicians seeking fame, fortune and to a few extents, misfortune and nightmare, through the funk-influenced genre of music. In 1979, the Eastern Nigeria based psychedelic funk band, Sweet Breeze, a rebrand of the 1960s and early 1970s funk band, Fuel For Love, charmed our music world with a…

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FG reduces visa fee for US citizens to $160

The federal government has reduced the fee payable by citizens of the United States applying for Nigerian visas. The development came just 24 hours after the US government increased visa fee for Nigerians as a response to the high fee previously charged by the Nigerian authorities for American citizens. “The attention of the ministry of Interior has been drawn to the introduction of reciprocity of Visa Fees by the United States of America. The ministry acknowledges that there were engagements with the United States embassy on the issue and in…

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Ota To Host World Tourism Day

***OTA as the host Community to celebrate World Tourism Day 2019 on the theme ‘History and Tourism: A symbiotic relation’. The Global Tourism Institutions: European Council on Tourism and Trade and European Tourism Academy had decided to emphasize on this year celebration the role of tourism and culture as the pivot of world tourism industry celebrated every September 27 around the world. The ECTT consideras that on his premises the purpose of World Tourism Day is to foster awareness among the international community on the importance of tourism and its…

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